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Update on life and work and . . . stuff

So, it's been a while since I've posted and thought some of you might be interested in an update.

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Second Guesses and Stuff

I think I've half talked myself out of going to Culinary School.
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Sep. 29th, 2012

Still sniffling from that episode of Doctor Who.

That was intense.

I'm gonna go make my lunch for tomorrow and then go to bed. I hope I can sleep.

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I haven't even had a chance to tell my parents. So you guys are technically the first ones to know. I just got off the phone with the Admissions office of the Culinarys School I applied to. I had to go in last Wednesday and take a test and an interview. I just called for the results and I ended up talking to the Dean of Admissions.

She told me that I did really well on the test and that I probably couldn't have scored any higher - I did that well.

And she told me . . .

I GOT ACCEPTED!!

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Okay, okay, enough with the gifs. This couldn't have come at a better time, because I almost had myself talked out of even wanting to go.

And I got a flat tire on the way to work - so this made the day about a million times better.

I'm so excited!!

(This by no means constitues a decision on my part. I have some things that I'm worried about and I'll need to see how to take care of this financially. But I got it, so I can actually start making decisions right now!)

Update

I had been worried about the interview. It was definitely the wrong thing to be worried about. The test was weird. There were 7 sections, five minutes each. The math ones sucked. The English ones weren't bad. If I get in, it'll be because of the interview. I told her about NANOWRIMO and she was really impressed.

I'll find out about the test results tomorrow. I'll have a final answer by the end of next week.

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Sep. 12th, 2012

My testing/interview thing starts it just over three hours and I'm starting to freak out.

I have a lot of stuff to do between now and then and it takes about an hour to get there.  And I haven't eaten breakfast yet.  I just have to get going and do it.  But my mind is freaking out right now.  I'm not worried about the testing.  They're trying to find out if I'm proficient in English and Math.  And I am.  I'll be okay.

But the interview is like this big, super scary monster. 

After all the scary is over, I'm probably going to dinner with my sister.  I don't see her enough.  She and my parents still aren't talking.  But if they think that I don't stop to visit with her when I'm out that way, then they're crazy.  I'm sure they realize, even if they won't say anything.  And if they asked, I'd probably lie anyway.

That's right, 27 years old and still lying to my parents about who I'm spending time with!  Pathetic.

Back to the interview.  I'm prepared as I'm gonna be.  Time to shower and find nice clothes.  Grab something to eat and get out of here.

AHHHHHHHHHH!!

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Now that I've had time to calm down, I want to tell everyone what's been going on.


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Alright, so Asylum of the Daleks. 

I was surprised by a lot in this episode and that makes me happy. 


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Doctor Who isn’t on here because it’s not a NETWORK show.  But I’ll be watching that.  (I wouldn’t miss it for the world.)

Sunday

8PM

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

10PM

666 Park Avenue* (ABC)

Monday

8PM

How I Met Your Mother/Partners* (CBS)

BONES (FOX)

9PM

2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly (CBS)

The Mob Doctor* (FOX)

10PM

Castle (ABC)

Tuesday

8PM

Raising Hope/Ben and Kate* (FOX)

NCIS (CBS)

9PM

Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (9:30 PM) (ABC)

New Girl/The Mindy Project* (FOX)

10PM

Private Practice (ABC)

Vegas* (CBS)

Wednesday

9PM

Modern Family (ABC)

10PM

Nashville* (ABC)

Thursday

8PM

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

9PM

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Glee (FOX)

Beauty & The Beast* (CW)*

10PM

Elementary* (CBS)*

Friday

9PM

Fringe (FOX)

Anything with an asterisk after the name is new.  IF the asterisk is behind the network, then I’m giving the show a chance as I’m not sure about it.

I’ll be honest, this doesn’t seem like a lot of shows to me.

Suggestions?

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I'm at work.

Mom just called.

I have an envelope from the University I applied to.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!

She offered to open it, but I don't want to cry at work.  And I will, either way.

Update you in about 2 hours.

Life Update and The Bet

So, some stuff has been going on and I need to vent.  Ready?

Too bad.

On July 20th, I went with Poppet and jeepaholicto a nearby University with a Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts Program.  It's not too far, but classes start at 8AM so if I go, I'd either want to stay in a dorm or get one of the many rentals in town.  (I think it would ultimately be less expensive to live in a dorm, but I'm not very happy about not having a kitchen or having to share a bathroom.  Granted, I'd only be sharing a bathroom with one other person, but still.)

I drug my feet for a little over a week.  I was alternatively really excited and dreading the whole idea.  My stomach was not happy with me.  One second I was like, no problem, I can do this and the next I was like, what the Hell am I thinking?

Last Friday, I sent a fax to my old High School, to send a copy of my transcripts to the University.  I filled out my application yesterday and sent a fax for my transcripts to the University I previously attended (for 3 semesters.  I didn't do very well.  I'm nervous that will work against me.  I did really well in my business classes in high school, so hopefully that will help). 

I sent everything out yesterday afternoon. 

I am terrified. 

I love baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes.  I like making cookies and breads (pumpkin and zucchini mostly). 

Another problem with the program, is that they're grooming you to work in 4 and 5 star restaurants.  And that sounds nice, on the surface, but it's not something I'm terribly excited about.  We were allowed to ask annonymous questions - we wrote them on an index card- and I asked if any of the Alumni had opened their own bakery.  The answer had been no and that a student would have to do really well on their non-kitchen classes.  But I went to their site to see what some of the alumni are doing now, and there's a girl who works for cake shop 90 miles south of where I work.  So the way I see it, if she can work for the kind of shop I want to open, shouldn't I be able to take the education and open a shop?  Maybe not right away, you know travel a bit and get some experience.  But then I could do what i want.  Open a place (jeepaholicand I have been calling it a dessert bar) that has cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc.  I probably would do rye bread or stuff like that.  Or maybe I would. 

We'll see. 

Like I said, I sent everything in yesterday afternoon.  Decisions take two weeks after they've received everything, so I figure I should know by August 20th.  That gives one week to receive everything and two weeks to make a decisions.

I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be accepted.  I'm so sure that jeepaholicand I have a bet going on as she is looking for a different job (she's also my Manager at the hotel, and while I'd be sad to see her go, I know that she deserves better).  The bet?  I claim she will have a new job before I get into school.  She bets me that I will be in school before she gets a new job.

The bet is $10.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to win.  Especially because she has a promising interview tomorrow morning.

Game on.

I'M READING A BOOK

I am, at the moment, starting "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer.

I'll let you know when I'm done.

Anyone else reading it?

Family Research

I've spent the last several hours (say 5 or 6) on Ancestery.com.  I've started a 14 day free trial.  I've found a lot of information about my Mother's Father's Family and some about my Mother's Mother's family but NOTHING on my Dad's side of the family.  We'll be doing more research when I get home.  It's really interesting (I can officially say that I'm part French - oh la la) but tedious, oh goodness.

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Working on a short story for an anthology that's due October 1st.

Right now it's a lot darker then I originally anticipated.  Might try that part again. 

It's nice to be writing with a purpose again.

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My friend and I are going on a trip to New Jersey this week - just an overnight thing.  We're going to a book signing on Tuesday in Moorestown, NJ.  Janet Evanovich is signing copies of her new book WICKED BUSINESS.  Then on Wednesday, we're driving up to Hoboken and going to Carlo's Bakery (Cake Boss) again and we found out there's a Crumbs (cupcake bakery) down the street - literally like four blocks.  Then we're driving back. 

Question - Would it be weird to wear a "PA HEARTS ME" Shirt?  I'm sure no one would say anything, but I always think it's weird when someone wears a football jersey or something from another part of the country at the hotel.  I probably won't pack it.  I hate packing anyway!

Everyone have a good week - with the trip and the writing, I doubt I'll be on much.
I'm writing today.

I've been so sidetracked with financial stuff and family stuff.  And finding a part-time job stuff.  I've been neglecting my writing.

Update on the banking thing - I'm kind of over the job.  They marked me as "not hired" before I sent in the additional application they asked for.  My dad said that sometimes companies will do that because Careerlink (the job site) will bug them about it.  So, while it's still a possibility, I'm kind of over it.  There's a couple part-time jobs that look promising (and they have benefits - which I don't have now.  So there'll be more money overall and medical insurance.)

Poppet just texted me, so I'll probably be going out tonight, but I'm taking my notebook with me since people look at me weird when I take my laptop places.

Have a great day, everyone!

Bank - Poppet - House

I got a call after I got home this afternoon from the HR department at the bank I applied for.  (Yay!)  She asked me a few pre-interview questions. . . .

Can someone honestly tell me why people ask this question: "Why did you decide to apply with us?"

Because I want a job!  I'm not sure I want to work at the same place for the rest of my life.  I'm only 27.  At this point, I don't want a career, I want a job.  Why do I not want a career?  Because I really want to be a writer.  But I've been slacking so I need to get my but in gear.

Anyway, when I go to work tomorrow, I have to tell my friend/boss what's going on.  There's a background check and at some point I have to be certified in something.  She mentioned what it was, I think, but I was shaking so I don't really remember.  I have to fill out an application and fax it in.  It's almost done.  I'm not worried about the majority of the background check except for the part where they're going to check my credit.  It's not great but it isn't rock bottom either.  I'm working on getting my credit score up - so I can do things like get a car and a house and stuff.

After I get this application filled out and sent back in, I'm going to start on the second draft of my NANO 2011 project.  It's about time I get cracking on that.  August is Camp Nano, so I'd like to get the draft done before that.  Then I have to find someone to read it before I can do anything else.

On a different subject, I may have upset Poppet.  (Nickname for best friend.)

She's in a bit of a predicament and I told her to basically walk away from the situation before she get's her heart broken and I don't think she liked that answer.  In fact, I'm sure she didn't it.  I honestly feel she needed someone to tell her that though, and if it were reversed, she'd tell me.  I'm just starting to feel like every time she asks me about stuff, I just keep telling her no.  Have I been wrong?  No, but that doesn't make it better.  Sigh. 

On the housing front, it looks like I stuck where I'm at for the moment.  Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place.  But I'll be living with my brother beside my parents.  It's just weird.  I'll need time to save money anyway, so whatever.  I'm tired, so I'm going to get going.

Everyone have a great night!  Smooches.
I am a dreamer.  And I thrive on the possibilites of life.

My life isn't where I want it to be, but being able to dream keeps me sane.  (As does writing.)

And I did something yesterday that I still can't believe I did.  It isn't earth-shattering in the least, but it was a huge step. 

I currently work full-time (with no benefits and almost two years without a raise) at a hotel in a nearby city.  (I like outside of a one stop light town.)  I want to be able to buy a car and in about a year (possibly) buy a house.  I've decided.  It's time for things to change.  I've been loking for a part-time evening job.  It's more difficult then I thought.  A lot of (most of) the part-time jobs in the area seem to be during the day.  My current job is set - 5 days a week, 7 AM - 3 PM.  And that works, for the most part. 

I've been working here for 6 years 3 months. 

I sent out a cover letter and resume for a job at a bank in a town close by.  It's full-time.

Here's the thing.  I'm very good friends with the General Manager.  (There's an owner above her and he's the problem when it comes to most things).  Our families go bowling together and she and I have taken trips together.  (There's one coming up in a couple of weeks.  We're going to a Janet Evanovich book signing).  And I'm not sure how she'll take it. Not that anything has happened with it, but it's like sending that out has freed me in a way. 

I don't feel like I'm stuck here that it's my choice t leave.  Am I worried about what my friend/GM is going to think?  Yes.  But I think she will ultimately support me a she has done with nearly everything else since we became friends. 

It's nerve-wracking though. 

Wish me luck!

May. 31st, 2012

MUST STAY AWAY FROM ALL THINGS DOCTOR WHO.  I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING.  I DON'T WANT TO KNOW.  WHY MUST YOU TORMENT ME DOCTOR?  WHY?!?!?

And now back to your regularly scheduled program.

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Looking for a part-time job in a small town is much harder then I thought.  I have a full time job where I'm done by 3PM everyday.  I just need a few hours (I'm thinking 12) a week so that I can get a new car and have some money for a savings account.

Is that too much to ask?

Apparently.
 

A week ago today, I went to the doctor's office and was diagnosed with thrush - an infection in my mouth.  I had a could before that and then my tongue and throat swelled up.  Then the swelling went down and everything in my mouth just hurt.  So I manned up (lol) and made an appointment with the doctor.  He informed me I hadn't been to the doctor since 2007.  Yeah, well, it happens.  I don't have insurance and I haven't had any major problems - a cold here or there, but nothing big.

He prescribed these lozenge things that I have to let dissolve in my mouth 4 times a day.  What a difference!!  Last Wednesday was my first real meal in almost two weeks!  I had eaten a little before that, but not a lot because it hurt to eat.

I have to finish out my prescription, which is fine, I don't want this to come back.  The doctor said that while there are a few reasons that people get this infection that it was more and likely from my cold and nothing more to worry about.  So, yay for that.

I need to get some writing done.  There are two anthologies accepting submissions at the end of June/beginning of July.  I started one of them, but I'm no where near done.  I think I need a writing partner. You know, someone that also writes contemporary fantasy type stuff that we can send stuff back and forth so someone else can look at it and give feedback.  Oh, well, I'll keep on muddling through on my own.

For those of you in the US, have a happy and safe Memorial Day.  Everyone else have a great day.  And to any Veterans that happen to read my blog, thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. 

Family and Facebook - Geesh

I don't understand people.  If you have something to say, then say it.  This is one of the reasons that I hate Facebook.  So my cousin J (well, second cousin, she's my Dad's cousin but she's a lot closer to my age) posted on Facebook last night this:

Please keep our family in your prayers as we go through this rough time. She is with dad now.


What the Hell happened?  We share many family members, but not all.  So I don't except a call if it was someone from her mother's side.  But why can't she just come out and say it?  They same crap happened last year when people were posting stuff like "Please pray for Mr. Teacher's family."  And then no one would say anything else.  I had to message people to find out what happened.  (A teacher had passes away, very sad.  He was a good one.)

I just don't get this beating around the bush crap.

Apparently, I'm not the only one.  Another cousin - Cousin S -  (and she's some kind of cousin, but I'm not sure how exactly we're related - but we are) messaged me this morning.  What's Cousin J's status about?

How should I know?

I told her I was looking into it and would let her know when I found out.  At first she was concerned about cousin J's mother.  While a legitimate concern, Aunt was in very good health when I saw her last.  Cousin J has an elderly grandmother that I'm concerned about and a step-daughter with juvenile diabetes that was hospitalized not so long ago.

So I sent a message to a mutual friend between cousin J and myself.  Hopefully I hear something one way or another soon.  Do you people see what you do?  If you want to share, then share.  If not, stay the -eff- off of Facebook.  Geesh.

Update - Cousin S suggested maybe something happened to Cousin J's older half-sister.  I didn't know she was ill. Nothing confirmed yet.

Update - Cousin S has Cousin C send me a message.  Cousin J's older half-sister, Cousin K, passed away last night.  She's had cancer (and I'm sure that I knew that, but it isn't something that we talk about, the family is weird that way) and lost her battle last night. 

May. 17th, 2012

I'm completely convinced that Grey's Anatomy is trying to kill me. 
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Yesterday by head, throat, and shoulders hurt - all day. This morning - still in pain - I got a nose bleed after I washed my face. I'm pretty sure that my tongue and throat may be slightly swollen and I know I have a fever. I've drugged myself mightily and even left work early. I missed cake class tonight and I haven't had anything to eat in over 24 hours - it's hard to swallow. I'm starting to feel better. Which is nice. But I'm not sure how long it will last.

Ugh.

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I AM SHER LOCKED

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Originally posted by colonoscarpeayat House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
Originally posted by sioat House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
fucking government needs to back the fuck off and stop listening to the greedmongers, because they can call it something different all they want but this is really another excuse for SOPA. uggh.

Originally posted by xtremeroswelliaat House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
Originally posted by lk737at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate


CISPA would give the government and corporations vast new powers to track and share data about Americans' Internet use.

But our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.

Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.

Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and voted no.

Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.

***Additionally, CISPA would destabilize the internet inviting cyber attacks and increasing the amount of identity theft.***

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.

Add your name to tell the Senate to reject cyber security legislation that doesn't respect privacy.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.1998782.hoiowQ&rd=1&t=2

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Late to the Party, Sherlock

So, I'm late to the party.  I just watched the first episode of Sherlock (the one done by Moffatt).  And it is . . .  brilliant.  Wonderfully written, beautiful acted, and intriguing as hell.  I'm hooked.

Off to bed for now.  I'll catch up on the rest of it later.

I have to quit ignoring things people keep talking about.

(This does not include The Hunger Games.)

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Mom came home yesterday morning.  And she's doing well.  Which is a relief, frankly.  I noticed I slept much better when she was at home and not at the hospital. 

I missed my Saturday Writing Blog post last Saturday, so I'll have to doubly make sure that I write something up for it today.  (Not that anyone's reading, but it keeps me writing.)

I think I've given up on my script - at least as far as getting a draft done in the next couple of days.  I have no idea what I'm really doing -plotwise.  So, I'll come back to it later, after I get a few short stories written to be sent out for some anthologies I've found. 

I'm at work now.  Planning  a possibly evening with Poppet, we'll see what happens.

Hope everyone is having a good day.  Later.
It's 4PM on Wednesday and Mom has been in surgery for 2 1/2 - 3 hours.  Everyone is doing okay and we expect her to be in the OR for a little while long.  The doctor had said several hours before they took her away.  Dad and I have run around the city we're in and grabbed some lunch and now we're back at the hospital and I'm on my laptop.  My Dad is bored, I can tell.  I'll post again later.
Mom has decided to go through with the surgery.  It's been rescheduled for Wednesday.

I think the Universe is trying to kick my ass.

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Fringe: A Plea From a Fangirl

One of my top fandoms (second only to BONES, DOCTOR WHO and GLEE) is Fringe.  (I must be a FOX girl.)

This show is awesome and so underappreciated.  So, if you are even the least bit interested, check it out tonight.  It airs on FOX (duh!) at 8PM eastern time.



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Lovely Things One Finds On The Internet

I, for one, think this is pretty effin' awesome.
Taxes are completely done.  Fed and State have been done for a while, but Local had changed the company.  You can do it online this year and what a pain in the ass it was.  But it's over now, so whatever.  It's done.

I've decided to pass on the school I went to see a few days ago.  They're not going to focus on what I want and I can't see wasting the time on it.  Plus, it's near my sister and I think that pisses my Mom off.  It's just easier not to.  There's a place in Pittsburgh that has some classes that I'm interesting in, so I'm looking into that. 

Mom has decided not to have her surgery.  She says that she feels fine and there is no reason to have it.  And she's off all her pain meds, so I'm going to go with it.  She also talked to one of her brothers today.  When she mentioned that we couldn't get some of the things that we like from where we used to live, he offered to pack some up and send it to us.  Score!  That will be nice.

I think that's it.  I have to go to work tomorrow, which I'm not really looking forward to, but what are you gonna do?

Momma & School

Blogger Post

For your reading pleasure, my writing blog post over on Blogger.

http://storywriter84.blogspot.com/2012/04/scriptfrenzy-update-self-awareness.html

A ScriptFernzy update and a bit of self-awareness as a writer.  Enjoy!

Help! I have a question.

I've mentioned before that my sister and my parents no longer speak.  I've also mentioned that I'm going to look at a school next week (this school is located in the city that she lives and she graduated from this place as well).  We only talk occasionally.  Actually, lately, the only time that we've talked is when we're playing Words With Friends.  Seriously.  So, my question is should I let her know that I'm going to be in her city and ask her if she wants to get together -- or should I just let it go.  Slip in and slip out without a word to her. 

We don't always get along and she'll probably say no.  Or she might not.

What say you?

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So we did a dry run to the campus today.  It'll take about an hour, give or take about five or ten minutes - depending on traffic.  I still have more than a week to wait - and the waiting is killing me.

My sister actually graduated from this school.  She and her husband bought a house in the same city where this school is located.  Problem is, my sister (and her husband) no longer talk to my parents.  And my parents don't talk to them.  (They tried for a while, but we're getting no response, so they stopped.)  So while my sister and I talk occasionally (like very little, mostly when she needs something), we don't talk that much.  If I get accepted and start spending time in the city she lives in, I suppose I'll have to let her know.  I'm tempted to let her know I'll be in town next week, maybe see if we can go to lunch or dinner or something.  The things is, as long as she's not working, I think she'll be game.  But I'm not sure how my parents - especially my Mom - would handle that. 

Something to worry about later, I guess.  I haven't done anything about it either way.

On the writing front, I have written 3.3 pages of my script.  It's an idea for a movie that I've had for a long time - even though I hadn't seriously thought of writing scripts until recently.  I always sort of figured that I would use it for a book at some point.  It's not my typical genre, however.  Everything I write tends to have magic or dragons or vampires in it.  This will have . . . none of that.  It's probably going to be a comedy.  It's definitely not a drama.  Or there really any other genres nowadays in movies?

The program I'm using to write/format my script is on my laptop so I'll be taking my laptop to work.

Oh, when we were doing the dry run, we found a Goodwill.  I know a lot of people sneer at those kind of places, but if you look really hard I think you can find lots of cool stuff.  (Especially holiday decorations.)  What I found today, I paid $3.99 for and it was worth every penny. 

It's a Harry Potter book bag - denim - with the book based art on it.  Not that movie stuff.  It's in excellent condition.  I found one on eBay, when I got home, that is very similar going for $12.  But there was only one and I've never seen one before.  I'm going to use it for my laptop for now.  It has two big compartments and a smaller one on the front.  It's very cool.

Oh, excuse me, my geek is showing again.  LOL.

Apr. 1st, 2012

I'M STAYING OFF THE INTERNET TODAY.  I FORGOT IT WAS APRIL FOOLS DAY.  SO INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF STUFF IS REAL, I WILL JUST WRITE MY STORY.  WHICH HAS MAGIC.  BECAUSE MAGIC IS REAL.

lol.

Movie Review: Tower Heist

So, I rented "Tower Heist" today after work.  We watched it after dinner.


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Real Life Update

So, when Mom goes in for surgery on the 11th, she'll be in for a few days.  I don't know why I didn't realize this in the first place, but it kind of blindsided me yesterday.  I just got off the phone with the Admissions Department at the college I'm looking at.  I was able to move my appointment up a day, so I'll be going on the 10th instead.  (The same day that Glee comes back.  LOL)

Luckily the schedule at work hadn't gone out yet, I'll be off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that week, along with my usual Sunday.  I'm just kind of relieved at this point that everything is going well.  That puts us with 12 days left until I tour the campus and 13 days until Mom's surgery.  My parents were both telling me last night to go and not worry about it.  I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but this will be my Mom's 13th surgery in her life and the 4th one on her back.  She's had surgeries before, in her life, but it seems most of them have happened after her car accident.

On her way home from work on December 31, 1999, this girl pulled out in front of my Mom.  She says the car spun around and she hit her head.  That's one her back problems really started.  She has degenerative (sp?) disk disease and the first time she had back surgery for this, the doctor wasn't sure how she had been walking, that her disk just disingrated when he touched it.

I'm at work, so I better get back to it.  I hope everyone is having a good day.

Real Life Stuff

Sigh.

So, I could have gotten this really pretty fainting couch for $25.  They have these flea market things set up for different areas where I live.  Now, with it being $25, I'm sure there was something wrong with it, but when my parents move out I won't have any living room furniture.  My Dad made a snarky comment about it being white and me having a dog.  So, I told the lady that had it that I had to think about it.

She's taken her post down.  I've messaged her and posted on the group to ask her if it was still available.  Alas, I think I've lost my pretty couch.  My Dad feels bad now.  He's all, you shouldn't let people talk you out of things.  I didn't let "people" talk about out of anything, I let my Dad make me question myself.  Listen, I know this isn't a major problem, but I'm bummed.  I'm still waiting to hear from this person, but it doesn't look good.

Also, my Mom is having back surgery on April 11th.  This will be her 13th surgery ever.  This surgery is to repair the screws and rod they've inserted in her back before.  What else is happening April 11th?  My tour of that college I want to go to.  I'm sure I'm going to be glued to my phone that day.  I can't really put this thing off, because if I want in, I have to start doing this stuff now.  I'll probably take the day after off of work as well, so I can help Mom around the house.  My Dad will be home, and my brother is around, but it'll make me feel better.

I'll keep you guys updated.



Update: Well, that was weird.  I've been waiting for a reply for hours and finally got one back.  The couch was sold.  Time to start looking again.
So, some of you may remember that I was plannng on going to Culinary School at one point for a Pastry program.  I wanted to make big, beautiful wedding cakes.  And I still do.  But I've been writing for far longer then I have been baking. 

You may also remember that I am looking for a screenwriting class.  (And I have a writing blog, so I don't actually remember if I wrote it here or not.)  And if I didn't mention it here, I have mentioned ScriptFrenzy 2012 and my desire to participate this year.

A couple counties over, there is a business college with a Movie Making Program.  That's what they call it.  When I was searching (online) for a screenwriting class, this popped up.  I sent for information, because it sounded interesting.  (The mentors to this program are the gentlemen who made the movie "Night of the Living Dead" which was actually filmed nearby.  My Dad took me to the cemetary last fall.  Before any of this came up.  Creepy, no?)  So I talked to this very nice lady from Admissions.  I have a meeting on the 11th of next month, in the afternoon. 

It's my normal day off, but I did write on the calendar that I couldn't work. 

The Program is small and very selective, from what the lady on the phone told me.  So, I'm shaking a little.  Am I good enough?  Will they see the something in me that they need to see? 

I'm freaking out a little, is what I'm getting at.  The next 23 days are going to be very stressful.  And that will just be the initial meeting and a campus tour, possibly a meeting with financial aid.  (I hope.  I'm gonna need it.)

What I really need to do is lay down, but I'm at work, so it'll have to wait.

Also, Bosslady said since classes run Mon-Thurs that I could work Fri, Sat, and Sun.  The program starts in October.

I'm freaking out.  I need a nap.  And a Coke.

Scriptfrenzy 2012 Update

Yes, it doesn't officially start until April, but I've never done this before so I'm "messing around" now while I have the time.

I just writing random stuff, seeing how formatting goes.  It is as difficult as I feared but I sure jumping from novel writing to screenplay will take some getting used to.  There's a lot less detail in screenplays.  It's nice but a little disconcerting.  I'm use to describing rooms and what the people look like and what they're wearing.  I'm used to writing their thoughts in.  That last on is possible, but I'm not sure I'll want to go there with this.  We'll see.  It's all very topsy-turvey at the moment.  I'm enjoying it though, which is more than I thought I'd say.

Since it's non-sense, maybe I'll post it later this week, to let you guys see what I'm talking about.

Also, I bought my very first laptop two weeks ago and it's the best thing ever!  I love being able to write and surf and stream while in bed!  Amazing!
So I might do Scriptfrenzy this year.  It will be my first year and I've never writted a proper script before.  (Tiny skits in high school don't really count, I think.)  I have a few ideas but I have a lot of research into "how to write a script" first. 

I'll keep you updated.

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