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Friday. 7.5.13 7:07 pm
Next week I will be getting back in to a somewhat regular routine, when it comes to work at least. I have a short weekend; tomorrow is my only day off. I have laundry to do, which will probably be done at my place; Jacob is going out again tonight with is friends and I seriously doubt he'll be home. That's okay, though.

Tomorrow evening I will be going out to a show with Jake. I think I'll dress up kinda nice. It'll be the first time I'll get the chance to wear my new wedges. Perhaps get a feel for them so that when I go out with the girls {if that ever actually happens} I'll be able to walk more confidently in them rather than looking like I clearly don't wear stuff like that on a regular basis. It's one of those shows where I kind of felt out of place wearing jeans and Vans.

Going to the show only means that I'll be tired for work on Sunday, but luckily it's Sunday so I won't have to interact with too much of the general public. I can more or less hide out and look very much the part of the zombie I'll be playing.

Yesterday was a lot of fun at the Evergreen Speedway. There's a lot of different types of tracks that can be used for different kinds of races. If you're friends with me on Facebook, I'll be uploading the pictures fairly soon. If not today then definitely tomorrow.

Anywho, I think that's it for today. I am actually going to go work on my jigsaw puzzle some more before it gets too dark. I have no idea how late I'll be staying up tonight. I did nap when I got home from work, but I'm already tired again so who knows. We'll see what happens.

Until tomorrow. . .

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Independence Day
Thursday. 7.4.13 11:31 pm
Up at 5am for work, had a very boring day at work, as holidays should be. Came home, changed and drove to my friend's place.

What a better way to celebrate American Independence than with demo derby races and crashes, with fireworks to end it.

I have to be up for work in 5 1/2 hours. Time for sleep.

Until tomorrow. . .

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Nothing new
Wednesday. 7.3.13 6:38 pm
This will be rather short. Absolutely nothing of interest occurred today and nothing else is coming to mind that I would like to write about.

The weather has finally dipped below the 80s, but only just. It's starting to feel like how Seattle should feel like in the summer.

People are already setting off fireworks. They were setting them off last night as well. Too bad people don't set them all off early and run out on the 4th. Could you imagine a quiet, peaceful night after the major fireworks shows? A night where you're not being woken up every 30 minutes by people setting off even more fireworks? Yeah, I can't either. It'll never happen. Oh well. Twice a year, I think I can go without a decent night's sleep.

Alright, tomorrow is technically my Friday, but since I picked up an extra shift this week, it'll just be Thursday. The clinics will be closed for the holiday so the shift should go by rather quickly. Things will either be peaceful and calm or the shit will hit the fan. Either way, I'm hoping for a quick shift.

Until tomorrow. . .

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Tuesday. 7.2.13 7:00 pm
This morning it finally felt like Summer time in Seattle. There was a nice breeze last night that actually cooled off my room quite a bit. I had to turn my fan off for about an hour because it was a little too chilly. I left the windows wide open when I left for work and the breeze and cool air helped cool it off even more. It still didn't get below 70, but it was at least far enough under 80 that it felt comfortable.

My room temp is back up to 81 right now, which is the same temp as outside, but it's not completely unbearable. I only have the fan setting on low and it'll stay that way for the rest of the night. Supposedly there will be a nice breeze from the ocean tonight to cool Seattle off even more so fingers crossed. I'd much rather wake up cold than not be able to sleep because it's too hot. I'll also be waiting until the sun goes down to take a shower in hopes that there will be enough cool air coming in that my place won't heat up too much from the hot water.

One of my coworkers called off from work today. I knew he was going to and I was almost 100% sure I knew who would be covering for him, but I still didn't like it. The guy isn't a bad guy, he just has a snooty attitude. The way he carries himself makes me dislike him. Tuesday is usually the day I don't care much for due to the patrol rotation, but I guess today wasn't too bad. I didn't get a single call the entire second half of the shift, which almost never happens. Tomorrow will probably be busy to make up for that fact.

Two, possibly three, more days of work. I signed up to work some overtime on Friday morning, but I haven't heard back yet on whether I will be or not. It's a give or take at this point. I'll be going out Thursday evening so I kind of want to be able to stay out longer, but at the same time, I could really use the extra cash. We'll see what happens.

Alright, I think that's all I have for today.

Until tomorrow. . .

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Are we there yet?
Monday. 7.1.13 8:29 pm
It's a new year for me. I'm so glad July is finally here. Not for the fact that it's summer and effing hot right now, but because it means that June is over and I have a whole year before it comes again.

It did not get as hot today as they were expecting it to. The record high for the day was, in fact, broken, but not by going up to 95 like they predicted it to. I don't even think it passed 90. But again, the fact that I have no air conditioning makes a huge difference. It's 87 in my room right now. I can't wait for the sun to go down because then there will be at least cooler air to come in through my windows. Last night the temp in my room never dropped below 81.

Fuck this heat wave. I can't wait until it goes back down to normal temperatures, which would be in the low-mid 70s. Ugh!

With my next paycheck I will be purchasing a tower fan; something that is minimal in size {helpful in a 190 sq ft room} yet powerful enough to cool off the room. My little fan now doesn't do much other than blow the hot air. It's at least moving air. I would buy the fan now, but I don't have enough money to do so with this being the rent check and all.

Also with the next paycheck, I will need to get my vehicle emissions tested {I will never get used to calling it that; it will always be a smog check} and registered so that I don't have to deal with parking enforcement ticketing my car for expired tabs. I will also be buying a new bathing suit {I never wore the bikini that I bought years ago, but I'm also about 30lbs heavier so it doesn't quite fit} and a new bra since a wire in my favorite one snapped a couple days ago. It made me sad, but I was more or less just waiting for that to happen. I'd had that bra forever now.

I went to three stores today looking for Aloe Vera and found none. I'm not surprised that they were sold out, but still. You'd think they would have extra stock. I'm fairly certain Walgreen's would have had some, but I'm too cheap and not burned enough to spend the extra money on buying it at a drug store. If I go to Bellevue tomorrow I'll check the stores there, but the odds are about the same as here. I may have to give in and spend the extra amount. And no, store brands don't cut it the same as name brand when it comes to Aloe Vera.

Alright, the sun has dipped behind the high rises for the night. It hasn't really set, but the temperature is actually already dropped a couple degrees. Time to open my windows up fully and hope for a breeze.

Until tomorrow. . .

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Hi Dad.
Sunday. 6.30.13 4:49 pm
I miss you. It's kind of hard to believe that it's been 18 years. For some reason it's harder this year than the last few. I know you're there, but I wish you where here.

Tomorrow starts a new year. Regular blogging will resume then.

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