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an update, since it's been a while

Last week I house-sat for my mom who drove to Maryland with her boyfriend. They are back now and seem to have had a good time. I also found out that my little sister is pregnant, and I'm about a fifth of the way through a baby blanket already. Yesterday, I went to the Harmony School (where I work) Extravaganza and flew on the trapeze. It was terrifying, but decently fun. I'm getting ready to head to French Lick with my dad for the better part of next week. I was originally thinking I wouldn't gamble, but then I started thinking about how I usually just blow my quarters at the arcade, and at least with gambling there's a chance I'll get some of them back. I still haven't decided, but I'll have fun there either way. My grandparents rent a villa for a week every year, and my dad and I will have it to ourselves for the second half of the week. That should be fun, I haven't seen my Daddy in a while. After I get back from there, I have a few days to cram in hours at work before I'm off to camp for two weeks for my one summer class. I can't wait! The place where we are staying is Beautiful, the food is great, there's a clothing-optional pond, and after the first week of class, the teachers are throwing a kegger with a band and everything. Best. Class. Ever. After that, I'll be working for the rest of the summer. My computer may actually be fixed (thank you Miss Kixie), but I think I kinda like living without one, so I'm only gonna use it to type on.. and maybe read some webcomics. <:) One more thing. If anyone wants to hang out before I leave, Jason is on his way to Florida with his family and I'll be all lonely by myself without him. Give me a yell.
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jolie

Life is getting better!

Finals week sucked, as usual. If you want to hear me rant about why I should leave school and never come back, give me a yell and I'll gladly vent. But for now I shall bypass that in favor of good news. My car should be fixed tomorrow, which means starting next week I can resume my weekly trips to the lake to watch the sunrise, and I won't have to bum rides from Jason and my mom anymore. Joy! It also looks like I won't even have to buy new tires. The wheels that are supposed to go on my car already have good tires on them. Which of course means that I can possibly get myself a new computer sooner than I thought. I'm not entirely sure I want one, since there is very little I do on here that I can justify, but I'll probably get one anyway. Maybe I just won't get the internet. Also, for those of you who don't know, I'll be getting my very own place come July. I'm very excited about this, but I may get lonely, so you'll all have to come visit me. And to reitterate, if anyone wants to get up and watch the sun rise with me next week, you're more than welcome, just try to give me a day or two of advance warning so I can figure out where to pick you up, and when I need to wake up. One more thing: Happy Summer Break, Everyone!
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fairy

A little update

So, my computer is broken. It fails to recognize that I have a keyboard, so I can't type. This may very well be fixable, but as my computer is not very good anyway (I bought it for $10 four years ago), I am using this as an excuse to get another one. And I found a place where I can get a laptop for only $150, so I am all over that. Only, I have to wait until they get more in. So until then, I have to borrow Jason's computer. He's not very happy about this because I log him out of everything. So today I cleaned the bathroom and took out our like five bags of trash as a thank you. Also, it just needed doing. I cleaned a lot of stuff today, but haven't really started on my room yet. I'm resolved to clean it, but I'm saving it for last. I had another point.... Oh, so I'm not exactly caught up on all of y'all's lives. If anybody desperately needs to tell me something, pretty much the only option is calling me.

Another thing. I need suggestions. How, exactly, would one, hypothetically, go about flirting with one's swimming instructor? I cast this spell a while back (not such a big while, now that I think about it), that basically set out criteria for the type of guy I'm looking for. And so far, nothing about this guy goes against anything I wrote, and he's really nice. Part of me is thinking, "You're just getting your hopes up, you do this all the time. Stop." And part of me is wanting to be positive in case this actually works out. I don't know which to do. Well, I don't know which of the two would be most prudent. I know what I'll do. I'll continue being all girly and thinking about him until that fails to be an option, cause it's fun, even if nothing comes of it. I really like having crushes... But anyway. Practical advice would be appreciated. I guess I'll check the comments on Jason's Friends Page, that way I won't have to log him off. *sigh*
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i have the dumb

Oh erk *gag* bleaugh elgh

Baked bean jelly bellies = a bad idea. Taste like bacon covered in maple syrup, only bad cause they're squishy and for dessert.

Roasted garlic jelly bellies = an infinitely worse idea. Taste like nasty, and I usually like garlic. Also, it disturbs me that the garlic bin was emptier than any other in the store.
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fairy

Starting the week off right.

I am going to start driving out to the lake to watch the sun rise every Monday morning. If anyone would like to come with, I can comfortably fit probably 6 people in my car besidse me. If you'd be interested, give me a yell and I'll save you a spot. Right now, so you know, dawn is at about 7:45, so we'd be leaving town at about 7 AM. Feel free to bring coffee, tea, good music, or whatever else you need to start your day and your week off right. I will come pick you up. My cell, for those of you who don't have it: 812.360.5174. I'm really looking forward to this.
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fairy

More car fun!

A few things.
1. I have had my car for 2 weeks now, and it has eaten $110 worth of gas. Holy shit. This should go down a bit in the future, now that I've learned not to flood the engine before I start it each time. (doh!)

2. I went to pick up the boys today to go get food, got out onto the street and noticed that my car felt kinda shakey. So I pulled it back into the complex, parked at the first spot I could find and hopped out to take a look at things. Sure enough, my front left tire was completely flat. I'd been driving on the wheel. So now I need to either fix that, or buy new tires. But first I have to either find/borrow/buy a jack and put on my spare tire, which I think is impossible, or get my car towed to a tire place. Changing it myself is probably impossible because my brother-in-law put IROC wheels on the thing, with every intention of taking them back before selling it to me, but then he couldn't get them off. And if he can't get them off, I'm sure I can't. Something about the aluminum melding with the steel. Tire guys should be able to do it, he said, but he couldn't. This means more days of missing class to fix my goddamn car. Poopsicles.
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fairy

oh, the joys of owning a car.. (holy shit long post, sorry)

Ok, so when I bought my car (from my brother-in-law), he told me that I would need to get the exhaust checked out and that one tail-light was busted, that I would need new tires in a few months, I would need an oil change, and either (my mom and I have debated) that it had a new battery, or would need a new battery. These things were added to my to-do list, but not with any urgency.
So last night, me and Jason decide we want some tacos and we take my car to taco bell. After eating said tacos, we attempt to leave. The car tries to start, but nothing, it won't turn over. I have a bit more than a quarter tank of gas, which apparently is too little for so old a car, and when I try to start it, the "battery," "oil," "fasten seatbelts," and oh, some other light that I can't remember all come on. Great. We've both managed to leave our cell phones at home. Even better. So I try to start it for at least 15 minutes, to no avail. I wander over to the gas station next door and purchase a gas can and 2 gallons of gas, and then attempt to put it in my car's butt (where the gas-hole is). I fail miserably, covering my coat and feet in gas. Jason does better, we get the gas in the car. Still nothing. We go back into taco bell, and borrow a cell phone from a very nice girl who works there. I wake up my brother-in-law and demand, almost in tears, to know just how old the batter was (I was the one that argued that it was old). He made some guilty noises and some suggestions that sounded stupid (wiggle the wires, make sure it's in park). We do them anyway. Still nothing. Refusing to give up and walk home, I keep at it for probably another 10 minutes and she finally turns over. We leap into the car and try to take off, with my trunk open but whatever. As soon as we're out in 3rd street, she stalls and doesn't want to start again. A guy pulls up and offers to jump us (well, the car, not us, that would be entirely inappropriate) but we're not for sure that it's just the battery, so we decline. Then some other nice people run out into the street and offer to help us push my monster car somewhere that's not the middle of the road. We take them up on this and heave the thing toward the K-mart parking lot. Huge steel car + no power steering = not fun, but oh well. We roll the beast to a stop, shouting thanks. We finally do get my trunk closed, but the piece of the frame by the broken tail-light falls off. We're trying to figure out where to walk and who to call for a ride, when we try the damn thing one more time. It kicks on again, and we figure the closer to home we can get, the better. She actually does get us all the way there. Yay! Our apartment still smells like gas, but we made it and that's all that matters. So today, I try her again and after minimal whining, she starts up and I head to a service station to get the battery checked. The guy tells me that what happened last night was probably caused by the cold, but also that my battery's not doing so well. He hooks it up to a machine, and where it's supposed to be at 13 (don't ask me what this measures), it's just under 12, and when he pretend starts it, it drops below 8 when it's not supposed to go under 10. So I don't know if it was dying, or if it was just crap to begin with or what, but so he puts a new one in and changes my oil. $100, gone. Then I go to Midas (the one on 3rd and 46, which is awesome and I reccommend it greatly). They take a look at my exhaust, and tell me that I need a new muffler, but they have a delima. The pipes that are connected to my muffler may or may not be good anymore. So if they cut the muffler off, they may not be able to attach the new one. The pipes would need to be ordered, and wouldn't get there until Thursday. So I tell him to go ahead and cut off my muffler, and see how my pipes are. If they're bad, I'll drive around noisy until they can order the new ones, but cross my fingers the old ones are ok. So he does, and the old pipes are good for another year at least. Hurray! $100 spent, but also $100 saved for the pipes. I am finally ready to take my car home, but when I go to start it, nothing. I'm all panicked again, thinking 'why won't she start NOW?' when I realize that she's just so much quieter with the new muffler, and really she started just fine. I miss her growl, but am glad she's fixed. Now I need to get my lights fixed (the reverse lights and the indoor light also don't work), and I need a spare key, but that'll do me for a while, I hope. Holy cow, this sucks. And now, thanks for listening to me vent, I'm off to the hardware store. Wish me luck.
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