Sunday, November 12, 2006
Everytime I've tried then failed at this blog thing, I seriously contemplated deleting the whole fucking thing. The only thing was that I couldn't do it. I'm emotionally attached to this thing. It's been something that I've been able to be consistant with (minus the last 2 months...)and I can't say that about alot in my life.
So I'm giving it another go for it. I figure I have my work, my dog, the fact that I'm mad most of the time, and all the other shit in my life to keep this blog full of new and interesting posts. I'm hoping for more pictures and some more pazazz in my writing. I also fully understand that I'm gonna have to make the blog community rounds again...as I've had serious issues with doing that as well. Please don't think I've forgotten about you guys. You're always my favorites!
Friday, November 03, 2006
So I'm at a friends house right now, so I can't really concentrate and make a real post, but I'm gonna leave you with some tips from a professional:
Watch: Thank You For Smoking
~This is my new favorite movie. Aaron Eckhart is just awesome in it. The first five minutes are what hooked me, but I guarentee it is a good one.
Read: Little Beauties
~ I acutally haven't finished it, but I love the concept. A woman with OCD, a pregnant teenager swearing to give her unborn child up for adoption, and the teenagers unborn fetus all narrate the book.
Listen: The mixed CD I just made!
1. The Only One by Evanescence
2. Nowhere Warm by Kate Havnevik
3. All I need by Mat Kearney
4. Quicksand by Sleeping at Last
5. Walking With A Ghost by Tegan and Sarah
6. Thrown It All Away by Brandi Carlile
7. Lullaby by Dixie Chicks
8. Open Your Eyes by Snow Patrol
9. Everything Changes by Staind
I'll make a real post soon!
Friday, September 15, 2006
This week does mark the 5th year anniversary of Sept. 11. It is a day that I will always remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I was feeling. When I was younger I remember talking to my mom about how I had learned about the assassination of JFK in school and her recalling where she was when that happened. It always boggeled my mind that 30 some years later and she still remembers what she was wearing when that happened. She always told me that something was bound to happen in my lifetime that would linger in the dark corners of my memory until the day I passed. For me it is 9-11. I was in 10th grade that year. I was in my 2nd period English class being taught by my favorite teacher, Mrs. Kelly. I was in the middle row 3rd desk back when a teacher from across the hall ran into our room and without any hesitation turned on our t.v.. I was so distracted by the building on the screen that was up in flames that I didn't bother to read the scrolling information at the bottom of the screen. My initial reaction was that the building in downtown Omaha was up in flames. And the moment I saw the second plane crash into the second building, I realized that this was not in Omaha, and that this was no ordinary, run of the mill fire. I felt a chill down my spine when I realized that someone did it intentionally. Over 3000 people perished on that one single day.
I will never forget that day. ever.
I'm happy to announce that I'm finally doing more with my social life. I even let loose and saw a movie at the Old Dundee Theatre...We saw Little Miss Sunshine, and holy boats it was good! Definately something I would recommend. I also finally watched the first Lord Of The Rings. It took several nights to watch the whole thing, only because I watched it at night while in bed, and I kept falling asleep. The thing with me and my bed is when we come into contact, the bed always wins. It doesn't even have to sweet talk me, or lure me in with cheap chocolate, I'm always out in 13-14 minutes no matter how many energy drinks I consume. Anyways, I finished it on Wednesday and now I can barely wait to watch the second and third.
So I've been watching Project Runway like a dirty whore and I've decided that it is time to learn how to sew. It's something I've always been amazed by...the fact that you can take a yard of fabric and make it into something of use, is beyond amazing to me. I'd love to try and make myself a dress one of these days...so long as it doesn't come out looking like a moo-moo from the clearance rack at the local department store.
When I have to reference moo-moo's in my blog, I know that means I need to lose weight....I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'!
Friday, August 18, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
I'm not one of those people that loves their body for what it is, I'm just not. I don't consider myself insecure, but that doesn't mean that I have to enjoy being fat. I feel like my whole personality suffers for my shame. So I'm gonna try to go back on my diet. I think I'm close enough to the right mindset to do it for real this time.
About 4 years ago I lost nearly 80 lbs. (granted I wasn't as heavy from the start as I am now) but it was probably the best feeling I've ever had. I felt like I had something to be proud of. I was active and felt good about myself. I want that back. When I try to picture my future, I never see it with me being extremely heavy. My diet blog is back up and running, and I hope I can keep it updated because I think that might help me stay motivated.
We'll see if this is the real deal or not!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Anyways, I ended up jumping into the pool with all my clothes on...several times! I know at some point I started crying. And my friend Keegan might have seen me half naked...Good news is that I had fun and I don't have a hangover!
Saturday, June 17, 2006
I'm happy to say that as of today I am not mad at anyone! Well I'm always alittle ticked off at Paris Hilton...Seriously! She hits a parked car and gets a tickle on the hand...I rear-end someone that slammed on their brakes at the worst time, and I get ticketed, my insurance goes up, my 1986 Mercury Piece Of Shit is all messed up and my mother has something to use against me for years to come... Fair? I think not!
Anywho....yes it is true, I'm not mad at any of the important people in my life, and it feels good. I feel like I can take a deep breath without wanting to scream expletives on the exhale. I must say that for a good couple of weeks I was even worried about myself. More in the sense of my state of mind and attitude. I was someone that you wanted to stay away from, mostly because you wouldn't put it past me to throw something dense and jagged in your general direction.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
We were on our merry ole way down a street that gets quite a bit of traffic during the day time hours, though at night it's pretty deserted. Keegan and I had just been rockin' our tiny tushes out to Techno Friday on the local rock station, when we headed on to the road that inhabits possibly the worlds dumbest animal. So Keeg's and I are switching stations and giggling at one anothers failed attempt to boogie. When out of the corner of my right eye I see an animals head highlighted by headlights, and within 5 seconds of that moment we were both screaming. I give huge props to Keegan because he didn't swerve all that much. I have been told by many somewhat credible sources that if you ever 'find' yourself the victim of a brainless creature crossing the road, if at all possible DO NOT swerve to avoid hitting it. My first thought is the reason for this rule is because deer are apparently so dumb they kind of deserve to get hit, therefore kind of deserving to die…I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'! The true reason for it is so that you don't risk involving other cars for the sake of one deer.
Just so we're all clear, I'm fine, Keegan is fine, his car is…well, dented but otherwise okay. At the end of this big mishap we have an endearing (or endeering) story to tell for years to come…Or until we hit a talking/dancing/mind-reading cow while going 60mph, cuz then the deer story will be completely over-shadowed.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
I would love it if you all could stop by sometime and let me know what you think.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
I think I'm ready to step this blog up a notch. I'm talking new title, new look, new writing ideas, maybe even a new address. We'll see how many of those ideas actually pan out. It just seems like lately this site has been a notepad only for my nonexistant personal life. I have creative ideas in my head, sure they're probably alittle dusty from sitting up there for so long, but creativity shouldn't have an expiration date on it.
Believe it or not, I'm growing up and I would really like this blog to grow with me. I think it has great potential from both a creative standpoint and a theraputic one. We'll see where I go from here.
Monday, May 22, 2006
I haven't had a bratwurst in ages!
I'm probably alittle too excited about this, but I don't CARE!!
Friday, May 12, 2006
To really make the day special, my dad called me and talked to me for a few minutes. He asked how life was and how the dog was doing. After a few minutes he said he had to go and that I should keep in touch with him...click! Not one mention of my birthday...AT ALL! It just figures that he would completely forget about my birthday. I still have not let him in on the big secret that was my birthday. I figure that when his birthday rolls around in July and he calls expecting presents...my gift to him will be a tour through the hall of shameful fathers that forget their childrens birthdays!
Not much else exciting going on around here. Just work and not a whole lot of play. As is usual in my extremely boring life...
Thursday, May 04, 2006
It's a funny thing not looking forward to the next day. I mean this not in a depressing way, even though it probably comes out that way. I just haven't been looking forward to the future lately. I've always daydreamed about where I see myself 10-15 years from now, and I always thought that those daydreams would transform into my goals, but lately I haven't dreamt about those "goals-in-training"... Maybe that's Gods way of telling me to stop daydreaming and start doing.
I need to find some friends...fast!
Friday, April 28, 2006
Did I ever mention that I'm a cry baby about being sick? Well that would actually be putting it lightly. My immune system is much like a bullet proof vest...Not much can get through that sucker! So you would understand a great deal when I admit that I get a little distraught over the pain of just a simple cold.
My older sister Lydia is graduating college tomorrow from Northwest Missouri State, and I couldn't be any more proud of her. She has worked her ass off to be there and I can't wait to watch her walk up there. She already got a job and everything! We butt heads every once in a while, but I love her very much and I take pride in the fact that she is MY sister.
Big changes are happening at the place of employement. My manager is leaving and one of my co-workers (who just happens to be her lesbian lover) is going with her. They've come to be great friends, and I don't want them to go because we have such a fun time at work that it almost doesn't feel like work. Plus the new manager is a real bitch and I don't want to be nice to her...But I will because unfortunately it's in my nature to give everyone a chance (it's one of my personal flaws).
I'll leave you with one fact: Strawberry Gatorade and cherry nibs go quite well together dispite what you may think about two polar opposite artificial flavors. Just something to keep in mind!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Sometimes when I'm having a bad or maybe just boring day at work, I get really into this, and I imagine where those 2 bills will be in a day, a week, or even a month. I'll keep doing it until I confuse myself to the point of insanity!
Then I start to wonder who has touched my money before? Has Tom Cruise ever come into contact with my dollar before? Or maybe a convicted felon doing 15 in San Quentin... All very very possible.
If only paper money could talk, huh?
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I finally got switched to the evenings and just as things are looking up for me, I get stuck with an old man that refuses to wear deodorant....and if I'm up to date with my foul odors, I'd say he doesn't bother to wipe his ass either!
I ran over a silver fork and it got lodged into my tire! In the employee parking area...When I told my coworkers about it, my former assistant manager says in response, "That's what happened to the fork I brought for my dinner last night!
I had to argue with a group of 12 year olds on why I wouldn't sell them a carton of eggs and a 6 pack of toilet paper...
A door to door mormon came in and told me I had a beautiful ora...my first thought was 'Yeah, well you ain't getting any of THIS ora!'
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Friday, March 31, 2006
I'm not sure what is more disturbing, the fact that I didn't make the cut or that propel fitness water did and I didn't...
Thursday, March 30, 2006
On a completely different topic....Has everyone in the blogging community changed their templates? I really need to speed up with the times!
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
I'm sorry for the extended leave, it's just that work got very overwhelming the last few weeks, and I've been pulling some hours there that have left me barely sane. Because of that I didn't really want there to be documented evidence of my crazy sleep-deprived thoughts...
But I'm back and hopefully completey restored to the good ole Michaela. I can barely wait to visit everyones blogs and see what the hell has been going on since my subatical from blogging. I've thought of all of you very often, but like I said, I rarely even checked my email in the last few weeks let alone surf my co-bloggers homes.
I'm getting my hair done today so I figure I might wait to make my full post after it's done so I can post a picture of the new me!!
Loves all over!!!
Sunday, March 05, 2006
My mother and I have gotten into a very strange ritual on Sunday mornings. I for one will not admit that we bond over it, soley on the grounds of incriminating myself. When I wake up in the morning, I walk into my mothers room to find her watching the Food Network, usually I walk in just when she's putting in her own critique of what the random chef is doing. We'll fix coffee and lay in her bed and watch TV for a few hours. And because it's my mother that has the loaded remote control in her right hand, we end up watching the Food Network for most of that time. There are 3 female chefs that make my blood boil, and they are; Paula Dean, Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) and Giada De Laurentiis (aka La blah blah blah blah). They have fairly interesting ideas for food, but it's their personalities that bug the crap out of me. So me and my mom spend about 2 hours mocking and joking everything they do!
I know, I know I'm pathetic, but there are few joys in my life, and this is one of them so leave me be!!
I worked a 10 hour shift yesterday and OMG am I sore. It really didn't hit me until like 9 hours into the shift that I was pulling a big load... Of course it's always the day that you're tired and in pain that you get the most interesting customers. Our gas station attracts alot of teenagers and by attracts I mean plays home to teenage loitering bastards! Now I'm pretty laid back when it comes to the rules, but the little fuckers are really asking for it when they are loud and littering and basically making my job harder. Also leave it to the rich snobby kids of West Omaha to deal illicit substances in the front of our parking lot. (That new pimped out Lexus sedan is mighty purdy, but it still doesn't make you invisible numb nuts!)
Whoa I'm grumpy today....lol
For your viewing pleasure!
Here I am working it to Beyonce's Check On It...I am truly a work of art!
And here we have a random shot of a colorful bench in Omaha
Have a happy Monday..cuz I know I won't!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Let's not focus on all the bad (because I don't want to and it's my blog so BAHAHA!).
Most recently I noticed that Old Navy is selling green leprochaun (sp?) hats and decided that it was absolutely necessary to buy one and wear it on the carride home. It was great! Who knew Old Navy would support the Leprochauns?!?!?!
I'm gonna leave for now, but may post again later tonight...then again I might make my next post in 17 days...Who knows? I can no longer make promises. I'm bad!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Got paid yesterday...and to celebrate I went and paid 4 bills! Woohoo!
Crystal made a comment over on her blog of amazingness a few days ago that really struck a cord with me, only because I'd been secretly thinking similar things...What the F is up with blogger(s)? Is it just me...and Crystal apparently or are people not around as often? Not as much commenting, not as much posting (I am guilty of this crime), and just overall lonesomeness to the blogging community. Now I mention this knowing full well that I am equally to blame, I've gotten overwhelmed with work lately and with school starting I can't help but put sleep above blogging. Normal people can handle a 45 hour/week job and school and life...then there's me, who can barely handle driving, let alone anything else without the stress meter in my left pocket exploding.
Random Thought For a Snowy Omaha Day:
*On my way home from work late Wednesday I noticed after about two minutes into it that I was driving alongside the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile! It was crazy! I started screaming at the top of my lungs and a single tear (might) have pierced the surface of my face...I reached for my camera, but couldn't get it to turn on, nearly driving into a bus stop. I didn't get a picture of it, so you'll never know if that was a real story or a bunch of rubbish....hehehehe
Saturday, February 04, 2006
4 jobs i've had:
* A&W cashier
* Tuxedo rental shop
* Pier One product stocker
* Bridal Shop (for one whole friggin' day!)
4 places i've lived:
* Omaha, NE
* Omaha, NE
* Omaha, NE
4 movies i could watch over and over:
* garden state
* Dirty Dancing
* 10 Things I Hate About You
4 tv shows i watch (currently on air)
* Gilmore Girls
* Friends (DVD's BABY!)
* Law and Order (CI and/or SVU)
4 places i've been on vacation:
* South Dakota
* Kansas City
* Chicago, Il.
* Louisville, Ky
4 websites i visit daily:
4 of my favorite foods:
4 places i'd rather be right now:
* at a spa getting my feet rubbed
* shopping with an unlimited credit card
4 bloggers i am tagging:
Since I've noticed that a few good bloggers have borrowed the 'what should be trademarked' Random Thought, I feel that it is only necessary to reprise my role and bring you more...
Random Thoughts for your Saturday afternooon.
~It is never good when you start refering to your post-accident vehicle not as a car with a dent on it, but rather a dent with a car on it.
~My mom purchased some Wolfgang Puck knives this week, and OH MY Goodness are they worth every penny she put on "stretch pay". I'm sure if I tried, they'd cut through pop cans...I'm also sure that if I tried that, my mom would try to cut thru one of my fingers.
~My father just recently purchased a computer and discovered the phenomenon that is 'emailing'. Along with it he's found his inner gangsta dialect...He now sends me emails where he leaves the last one or two letters off of random words.
~My dog is on the verge of growling 'Momma'. It's quite impressive!
Some cool pictures I took with my camera:
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
So what IS going thru my noggin' lately?
Should I or shouldn't I buy Oscar more Iam's dog food after the headlines in the news about the poisoned bags of food that killed 37 dogs??
Exactly how many hours before I have to be back at work?
What have I not changed about my daily routine that is leading me back to feeling this way on certain days?
Long or short hair?
My tummy hurts!
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
My pirate name is:
Mad Dog Rackham
Part crazy, part mangy, all rabid, you're the pirate all the others fear might just snap soon. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
My dog seriously has a ritual that he must do before every bite he takes of his food. It's strikingly similar to what I imagine an Indian campfire dance looks like.
My next door neighboor is your typical crazy cat lady. That said, she's a very lovely old lady.
If I was given a nickel for everytime I had a customer make a dumbass 'clever' (so they think) comment about me selling them the winning lottery ticket, I could laugh at them to their face...because I'd be the fucking millionaire!
I just remembered today that when I was little I loved the animated movie The Land Before Time. What a great movie, so sad and funny all in 1 hour and 10 minutes. Even though you can kind of guess how that whole thing goes down...I mean come on, it's kind of obvious, right?
I just witnessed the most amazing sale at Old Navy. I found printed tanks for $1.50, shawls for $2.50, and jeans for $19...I'm feeling very cocky about my bargain shopping skills right now.
I don't like the whole 'myspace.com' idea...If you ask me it's a popularity contest and that's enough shit right there to put me on medication.
My mom would have me knocked off by a professional if I dyed my hair any darker (by darker I bretty much mean black).
I'm considering dying my hair darker next time around.
Did you know that there is a website dedicated to fake facts about Chuck Noris? This is just fucking brilliant!
I'm getting sleepy
I must go have words with my pillows.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
I figured since I haven't done them in a while and because it's a special occassion we'll have...yes that's right, Random Thought time!
-As fair warning: if you're around me while I'm eating my diet food...do not refer to the smell as 'dog shit' because I WILL kick your ass over such a comment.
-Just so we're all clear about this....People who drive Lexus' are in NO way superior to the rest of us drivers. So to the lady that cut in front of us at Best Buy then took the spot we were literally pulling into...suck my Mercury Lynx's exhaust pipe!
-Pears keep for a VERY long time in the refrigerator.
-Tom Selick is hot for a 61 year old.
-Letting small children into the Chipotle establishment really does ruin the heavenly burrito atmosphere...anyone else wanna start a petition?
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
For those that don't know, the theme this month is personal history...
This was something that I quickly thought up, only because we're not quite settled into our new home completely, so the brass baby shoes were already in the corner of the living room. Quite a bit of a size difference, huh? 18 years and still growing strong.
Check other SPT contributers here.
See ya, wouldn't want to be ya...or would I?
Monday, January 09, 2006
Nothing much to report from Camp Chaellyboo, just working, sleeping, preparing for school to start up again, rinse, then repeat...Now that the holidays have come and gone, I'm in that winter blah state again. Maybe it really is the weather in Nebraska...only it's actually been quite lovely lately. Perhaps it's just me?..?
This is...something. I believe that I was bumped into while taking a photo of someone or something, and this is what happened...Strangest part? I like it!
This was Oscar during the peak of our wrestling match earlier today...I kicked his ass (not literally) 5-3. Took 45 minutes too! The little mut just threw his puppy gloves off and laid down...he then proceeded to lick his nether-regions...Bet you have a lovely image in your head of that.
Danger is my name when I'm behind the wheel....given my current driving record, I can no longer say that in a teasing manor...Sonofabitch!
This is classic Oscar. When he dies in 2036 I'm gonna have this photo traditionally painted on a huge massive canvas and placed on top of my fireplace. This is the Oscar I love...an unbalanced yet perfect mix of cuteness, confusion, sarcasm, innocence, and the unadulterated need for violence all in one look.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
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