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Wednesday. 5.9.07 7:40 pm
I'm registered for Summer School. 16 hours in total. My fall semester is lacking at least 1 class which needs to be approved by the library science advisors. I'm excited about it. A little worried - but excited nonetheless. I also need to get on that financial aid stuff in a BIG way.
This year has been tough. It's not looking to get any easier anytime soon. Not only has it been this lets-hit-you-in-the-face-with-a-fryin-pan-but-kick-the-life-out-of-you-while-you're-down-as-well type of year, but we're only 5 months into it. Heck, my lot isn't even that bad. There are people who exist in this world that are stronger than anyone will ever give them credit for. It boggles my mind, as to how blind some people can be. How they can see things that are right in front of them yet never realize it simply because they dont want to, don't take the time to, or are offended by what it could possibl mean. This year doesn't make much sense to me. I try to get it to make sense....I try and I try, yet it slips from my hand like fine sand. I mean, I know it's sand, I can touch it - feel it - in some cases smell it, if I wantd to - even taste it....but if I try to get any closer to it, it sifts throgh my fingers and is carried away in the wind. (much like Sandman was in Spiderman 3)
Why is it that this happens? Why does it occur? This bad karma/luck/circumstances? Oh, I have my theories - my simple observations. I have heard speakers, read books, and listened to stories of people's lives that try to explain why stuff like this happens. But, in most cases those are the after effects of what happened. The looking back and considering that since a good thing came out of a bad thing - that the bad thing has now become good. But, does a good end result cause the negative precursers to somehow magically transform into positive events? An end to justiy the means? Is this consistent with every situation? Why on some and not on others then? I have *always* believed that the world NEEDS bad or "evil" in order for there to be good. But, if the "evil" is *needed* is it still bad? Wouldn't it in effect be sustaining "good" as an entity? So...in that case what is good? what is bad? why is it needed? Is it needed at all? Is it nothing more than our catalyst in life? Is it possible that we don't move - don't think - aren't capable of anything until we are provoked? That we perhaps NEED this catalyst in our lives to begin momentum? But, then one must wonder what we are being moved towards. Will we ever know what it is we're aimed at? If we don't like where we're headed is it possible to change? I realize that it's POSSIBLE to change - but are we ALLOWED? It spins me about alright, It's complicated as anything nd the more I dig into it - the more I realize I'm going in circles. However - I'm also finding that by going in circles you find the center of gravity (even if you don't get it). You'll feel pulled towards it sooner or later.
In other news (some which will make FAR more sense) I returned my guinea pig. She was too expensive and had anyone found her in here I would have been evicted. I didn't want to - but I knew it was right. There's a guinea pig in my future, I know it. Just, not now.
There are things I need to work on this year. Self improvement and what-not. I want to try and read for my own pleasure a little bit. I doubt it'll be anything too in depth but the last book I read was "watership down" and I'm ready for more words to cross my path. I also want to get active. Walk, run, tennis, swimming... something. I actually lost weight this past semester at home and I'd like to keep it gone. Perhaps lose more if at all possible. I also need to get out and try to make friends. I don't do clubs much but there's got to be SOME sort of activity that I can join to drag myself out of this hermit crab shell. Find some things to talk about. Not let others carry the conversation so much - which of course I'm used to because most if not all my friends back home are such strong personality types. Ive grown used to and comfortable in the back just watching everything go on. An inrested observer if you will. This will be the hardest part for me. Small chit-chat is alright but it'll only get you so far. I want friendships. That takes alot more.
Another concept I'm getting used to. The idea of getting your hands dirty in relationships, of actually helping and giving worthy advice or criticism. One of my best friends said something in passing the other day. He had no idea what he said but it really made me stop and think. He said "You always accept me for who I am and what i've done or are about to do. I don't think there's ever been a time when I've gone to you for advice and you've given me a direct yes or no. You always say it's my choice and that you'd be there if I needed you". I don't know why it hurt - it just did. I guess I realized that I haven't been giving my whole honest opinon to my friends. If you can't be completely honest with your friends (even the hurtful honest, which in the end is usually best) then who can you be honest with? Heck, you're not even being honest to yourself in that particular situation. So, that's another thing that needs improvement.
I think that's it for now......
A long time overdue
Friday. 5.4.07 1:23 pm
So, I moved out of Laredo and am now residing in Denton. Yay for me and Yay for school. I never thought I'd say that. But, after not going to school for awhile I realized just how much I do want out of school....but after I get that stupid piece of paper.
Leaving wasn't that hard. When my mom came to say bye, that was a bit rough - but I got through it. She's awesome....that woman. A few of my friends and I had a 'goodbye breakfast'. Basically it was just Priscilla and Monica. I had invited Melissa but when the time came - I forgot to call. So, I feel like a bitch and she's upset at me. *sigh* I've called her a few times and she's yet to pick up the phone, but I have left apologetic voicemails and I hope that after awhile she'll forgive me.
As for school? Well, I thought I'd be up here with enough time to get the classes I needed...and I was wrong. I'm still on time for regular registration - but by now most if not all of the classes have either been cancelled or are extremely full. I talked to my Prof's and they said all I have to do is show up on the first day of school and a few afterwards and that they'll manually add me.
In more exciting news: I bought a Guinea Pig. She's white and brown and has the weirdest hair pattern in the world. She loves oranges and hates it when I get out of bed every morning. She's a little scardy cat that one so - I named her Pansy. Which, as I pointed out to my friend who thought that was the most horrible name in the world - it's also a flower. I just bought her some new bedding and since I don't have much money - it's wood shavings of some sort - and I don't believe she appreciated it very much. In a week or so I *should* have enough money to buy her some decent bedding - but at least she's not roaming around in her own poo.
Been hanging out with my best bud most of the time I've been up here. Catch a movie here (Hot Fuzz, 300, and Spiderman 3), eat a little here (STEAK N' SHAKE!!, Whataburger, STEAK N' SHAKE!!), help the youth a little there (Service with a mexican lunch afterwards, Youth Night with Smores, Pizza, and Nature), watch a little Angel/Buffy there. I can't speak for anyone else - but I've been having a good time.
Weirdest thing happened yesterday. My mom called (which, isn't weird) but when I answered the phone, it was my dad (he called from her phone, also - not weird) I was confused as to why he was calling. Did something happen? Is everyone ok? What did I do now? My father called to apologize (this is the weird). A few days ago I had called home letting them know that I was going to renew the lease on my apartment. My mom passed the phone to him and the man went off on me. Basically, I got the "well, if you think you're responsible enough even though you've screwed up before and I don't think you can do it now and I know that once you do this I'll be the one who has to come and pull you out of trouble" lecture. It made me feel like crap since my mom and I had already had a civil conversation about it. So apperently he had been feeling bad about the way he had talked to me and called to apologize. I did of course. But, I'm still spinning about from it.
I feel good about all of this. Being back sets me right. I'm excited about school. Excited about classes. Nervous about the fact that I'll be graduating (if I can pull myself together that much) next May. What do I do? Where do I go? Will I be able to travel? Where will I live? Should I go to Grad School? It's all so nuts. The problem with me is that I have so many choices and i'm incredibly indecisive. My ideal would be to graduate with a teaching job....somewhere (which would start in August) and travel all of Europe that entire summer. But, there's a slew of questions that that brings up as well. Namely, who would I travel with? I love all of my friends - but most if not all wouldn't appreciate Europe the way that I would. Or, would want to exierience it the way that I would. The few that do? I'm not sure we could be together for that long without wanting to throw each other off a Mountain for very long. There's one or two people that would be ideal but I suppose we'll get there if/when we get there.
Not to mention - I'd rather be a librarian than a teacher. I've come to the conclusion that I'm not the best teaching prospect. I feel I'd probably be more properly suited for a librarian gig than anything else. To be a librarian at a public library you need a Masters, which would include Grad School. To be a librarian at a public school you need a teaching certificate thing. I'm not quite sure you need your masters. I think that would suite me just fine until I had enough money to open my store.
Well, I think that's about it.
However, as a side note to all of this:
There are a few on Nutang who have called this place home and feel a real connection to the people who blog on this site. While some can be rough aroud the edges, they care an extraordinary amount for others on here. Hurt feelings and bad moods come and go, friends stick around. Well, longer than those things and if they're true, then they stick around longer than you could hope for. Even if it's just a 'virtual friend'.
Wednesday. 4.18.07 9:53 pm
So, HEB has been working me really long days. 9+ hour shifts. It's not bad work. Amazingly enough, I've actually met quite a few intresting people while working there.
1)A woman who moved out of New Orleans after Katrina and has since opened up a rather fancy tutoring place here in Laredo. She offered me a job, but alas since I'm leaving back to Denton for school - I couldn't accept.
2)There was another woman who was just a complete pleasure to meet. We chatted about the weather, groceries, life and school. Basic stuff - but she seemed genuinely intrested in my life and at the end of our conversation she shook my hand and thanked me for being a lovely person.
3)Another lady gave me a tip in Walnuts. Fresh from the ground of a walnut tree. She owned me.
4)Some man who goes to india to study Validic (sp?) cultures. The first time I saw him, I thought he was homeless - turns out, he was just uber cool. He also offered me a secretarial job alphabetizing his work (as he was an artist on the side).
5)A lady who lived in South Hampton, United Kingdom who moved from there to here for the man she loved. They met while he was in the navy and she was backpacking across Greece. When they met she was actually homeless and living on a beach near the Athen Mountains. We chatted about how one should REALLY visit Europe.
So, in short HEB has been good to me. Even most of the workers there are really nice. One girl actually kind of adopted me as her best friend. I figure that's kind of cool. She's a divorced mother of two and thus making friends for her is really difficult. One of the other girls doesn't really talk to anyone either. She has only 1 arm and has had some sort of surgery done to her neck which makes understanding her a bit difficult - but she is the sweetest person in the world. She's just really really shy. There's also this guy that I sort of/kind of talk to - whom I would like to talk more to, but - eh *shrug*.
On another note....
I depart from Laredo next Thursday. Apperently, because of my suspension I need an advising code to register for summer sessions at UNT. However, They refuse to give me the code either over the internet or the phone. I have to be advised in peson before I'm allowed to recieve my code. This means being on campus before the 30th of April. So, I'm off. The only thing I regret is not hanging out with my best friend more while I was in Laredo. I love her every so dearly and I miss her which is rediculous seeing as we live in the same city. We were both really busy though, work and all. On the other hand, I'm really glad to be getting back to school...and Denton. Yep.
This song has been stuck in my head for 2 days....
Monday. 4.16.07 2:09 am
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