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As I predicted … I am just not feeling this World of Warcraft expansion after all the fail early on. It just really left a bad taste in my mouth and I haven’t played it in over a week. I just don’t have this burning desire to get on and play.

I’m actually thinking of giving SIMS 4 another chance. I guess they added a patch that added pools lol (or are going to add pools in an upcoming patch). Still don’t understand how they released a new game and reduced the options in the game of typical first expansions lol. I do enjoy the new way of building homes, which is one of my favorite things to do in SIMS (sad I know). I rarely get families past two generations because I like building homes too much. I can spend days on one.

In other news, one of my favorite organizations that I donate money to, sent me a really pretty hanging calendar for next year, which was actually a great reminder for me to make my yearly donation to them. I really love nature, so I try to donate to Plant a Billion Trees around Christmas (as well as the Red Cross). It's never a lot, but I figure every little counts.  This year I'll be adding a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of my dad.

And lastly ... I have this idea floating around in my head for a new book,  and I'm itching to get started on it, but I haven't had the time to really sit down and write it. Maybe after classes are all done and things settle a little at work, I can start it. Oh and either Saturday or Sunday I have to go to the stupid museum and then write a report on my visit. *Headdesk* May take pictures, but not sure yet.

OH, and I think Ill be getting some paid time on here ... so look out for some really dumb polls and a pretty kickass (or not) moodtheme! :D
 

 

019 Life

Dec. 1st, 2014 10:08 am
autumnmuse: If Yours Let Me Know (Photography)
I miss a lot of things.

I don’t know why I’m feeling so nostalgic all of a sudden, but life really hasn’t turned out how I planned. As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” I think there’s something to that, but maybe only because things haven’t worked out for me like I expected.

I really thought I would be married and with at least one or two kids by now. I thought I’d be a teacher (or a published author). I thought I’d have the “American” dream of owning my own place, minus the white picket fence … how cliché :D

Anyway … I don’t want to bring myself down or anyone else. Even though nothing has worked out as planned, there are still things about the life I live that I love. Also, I can’t be mad or regret many of the decisions I made … that really just wastes time and focuses on the negative, which I am really trying not to do. Which is why it was nice to get away from everything the last five days.

That’s why the radio silence the last week-ish. Wednesday night we went to my brother’s house (to have Thanksgiving there) and we ended up just spending the rest of the weekend there. I don’t have a computer at his house, and since I had every intention of coming home on Friday, I didn’t bring my laptop.

I had a few crap moments this weekend (just over-thinking everything around my dad), but I’m not going to rehash them. I am overall (98% of the time) very happy and so very thankful for everyone and everything in my life. So many people out there are truly suffering, and it pains me that I can’t do much more than donate a few dollars here and there … If you are ever looking to donate at some point and not really sure which organization will do the most good with your money, CharityWatch is a really great site that rates a LOT of organizations, and there are quite a few A+’s on the list that will hopefully fit a cause that you believe in. But yeah … I spent a lot of the weekend watching television or being sick (I seem to always get sick on Thanksgiving now—it’s become a new annoying tradition).

I watched FOUR seasons of How I Met Your Mother, which I am attributing to part of my nostalgic feeling. I am kind of obsessed with the show now, lol ... but I think it really captures well the struggles of the dating scene, while throwing in the married couple, the guy that says he'll never get married and bangs anything with two legs, to the girl so afraid to commit she sabotages every relationship she can ...and I haven't hit the end, but I am pretty sure it ends with everyone getting to the right place ... eventually... which is the whole point. We all take different paths and that's why it's the worst thing to compare our life to someone else's ... they're on a different path, a different destination and a different mode of transportation, how can you even compare? Yet, in the end, when you look back at all the insane detours, the hilarious 'wtf was I thinking' moments, the 'shit I really shouldn't have done that' fuck ups ... these things make us who we are meant to be, and makes us grow along the way to reach that point where we can say "I truly love my life ... and have no regrets."

I also watched two movies I'd never seen before:

Fire with Fire Stars Josh Duhamel, who plays a firefighter who witnesses a horrific crime and barely escapes with his life. The crime boss is a really bad, bad man played by Vincent D'Onofrio (who I looooooooooved in Law and Order Criminal Intent – he was so good in that). He does a really good job of being a really bad man in this movie, which was weird to see (because he’s usually a good guy) …but he did it really well. When Jeremy (Josh) agrees to testify against this guy, finally giving the Detective (Bruce Willis) after Hagan (D’Onofrio) a hope to finally put him behind bars, especially after Hagan murdered his partner and got away with it.
 

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Parker is your typical Jason Statham movie. It stars him and Jennifer Lopez. Basically Parker is an ‘honest’ thief, who lives and works by a set of rules. When his latest sting doesn’t go as planned, and his partners end up screwing him over in so many ways… he has to teach them a lesson. Of course, his revenge can’t happen without the lovely assistant, played by J.Lo, who manages to get pulled into his scheme . It was an okay movie. As I said, it’s a typical Statham movie with action, plotting and justly revenge. Somehow, even when he plays a bad guy, he still ends up being a good guy. I give it 3 stars out 5.




 

So that was my weekend. The best part was that I got a huge break from school crap. Instead of my final paper being due this Tuesday, it's due NEXT Tuesday, so that gives me a whole another week to write the final 2-4 pages! He also told us this paper is our actual final, so no EXTRA huge writing project for a final ... AND I had no stats class/homework. It was great. It was nice to just unwind for four days and not feel like everything was due immediately (I can feel that way this Sunday :D). 

I hope that everyone who celebrates, had a GREAT Thanksgiving!! (:

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I swear, that is the question a favorite co-worker just asked my best friend co-worker about her boss.#weirdthingsIhearatwork

I chuckled (cuz my mind always immediately goes dirty) and and gave her a hard time. "Really? Most random question of the day award goes to!"

In other news ... A few weeks ago HR sent out a note to let us know we were hosting the "Turkey and a Thirty" Foodshare drive again for the community. I totally forgot about it, and so when I came in today I felt bad. Luckily, I had twenty bucks on me, so even though it's not a turkey and thirty, it's at least something.

They were handing out cute little stickers with their receipts, so I had to take a photo with my phone, ha.

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I'm trudging along in this book for my research paper. I am almost halfway through it. It's sad... its not even 300 pages. I can read a 300 page book in one night if I am really into the book (Ive done it many times), but this thing is like pulling teeth. After reading this, I have to read fraken 10 articles so it's not my only source (he wants at least 5 and 1 primary). I also have to study tonight and tomorrow for my stupid stats test. HELP MEH! ): LOL

At least tonight I get a short break from this insanity. Hanging out with Trisha and Diane. We're going to go to Starbucks since they have their "RED CUPS" out right now. I want my damn gingerbread latte :D  Then we're going to go do a little Christmas shopping at Target (stocking stuffers, though I might buy my mom and dad's gift there if I can find something they might actually like).

Every year I have this problem. My parents have EVERYTHING they want or need... when they need something they just buy it. When they want something, they just buy it. They have NO hobbies, so I can't just buy something for that. They hate going out and dinning or doing activities. They like to hang out at home or at my brother's house and relax (they've worked very hard all their lives, and don't know how to 'splurge').  They're so difficult to shop for...ugh. I may just give them gift cards to places but I hate that cop out ... it feels like a cop out LMAO. RaWR!  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Other than that, I have only bought one thing for Diane and one thing for Trisha for Christmas. I haven't found anything for my two brothers ... UGH. I have started to write holiday cards, so if you're interested in one, please see the post before this one :D 
 



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