Friday, March 27, 2009


I am sick. I have decided that I have Bakersfieldvivicosis.

Roughly translated- a condition of living in Bakersfield.

Symptoms include- coughing, dry throat and the inability to light your fireplace.

Treatment- Move somewhere else.

Possible side effects of treatment- Insufficient decent tacos, cold weather.

Benefits of treatment- the ability to breathe without choking, the ability to walk across a parking lot in the summer without your shoes melting.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My cats are on crack.

Yeah I dunno what's gotten into my cats this morning, but they are insane! They've been running around meowing and playing and fighting and jumping for over an hour and they're still going strong.

Crazy kitties.

It occured to me yesterday while I was at Petsmart that since I have a seperate room for my animals I can finally get a hamster! I only didnt get one before cuz the kitties would mess with it too much. But now it'll be ok. :)

I'm not saying I'm getting one now, mind you, just that I just realized that it's an option that I didn't have before.

I'm gonna go get ready for school now though. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My week.

Lets see, I guess it's been a week since I last updated, sorry about that.

I've been working a lot, which is good.

I'm getting sick though. Stupid cold. It started this morning with a tickly throat, and now I'm coughing a lot from deep in my chest, which is annoying cuz it really hurts and I haven't actually gotten anything to come up yet either, but meh.

And yesterday me and the Loss Adjuster went on a picnic to Hart Park. It was grand fun. And then we came back here and played some Trivial Pursuit. He won. And then we went to Mama Roombas and sat next to the most obnoxiously vapid woman ever, so we left pretty quickly and came back here again. And played Trivial Pursuit again. And he won again.

I suck at that game. I knew all the purple answers though!

Umm.... school's going well enough I guess. It's school. *shrug* I should probably be doing homework right now, but I'm really tired.

Stupid getting sick.

blech. I made some yummy soup today though! Creamy potato with kale, green onions, and celery. It is fabulous. And incredibly filling. I was barely able to eat one bowl. :) It did have an entire stick of butter in it...

Umm... yeah that's pretty much it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bye bye Froggies!

I had to sell some of my frogs. Actually, almost all of them. I've still got the luec (the orange and black dart frog), but I sold all the mantellas. The problem is just that I've been too busy to be cycling them properly, or feeding them properly (they do better on a diet of crickets, and I don't breed those, and apparently they need supplements cuz they can't process vit a as beta carotene or something or another) and I am one of the very few people known to have a certain bloodline of one of them, so when an experienced breeder contacted me about buying them I went ahead and sold all of them (at a very good price too, the guy should consider himself very lucky). I'm kinda bummed about it, but it does take a huge load off my back cuz now I don't have to worry about fruit flies, yay!! Those were a pain in the ass. I'll still have to buy crickets for my geckos, so I'll just switch the one remaining frog that I have to a staple of crix and just give her the occasional fruit fly from those little containers that Petsmart sometimes has.

Ok where was I? Mom just called to ask me about the frogs. :)

And apparently it's St. Patrick's Day! Woohoo! Or something.

Today one of my neighbors asked me why they never see me. Which I thought was a kinda strange question. I mean, they don't see me cuz I don't hang around outside in the parking lot like everyone else. I actually go to work and school and all that. I see people while walking to and from my car (and having minor arguements over where I can park, I say it's a public street and I can park wherever I want, but one of my neighbors thinks that not only is his driveway his, but the street in front of his apt is his too, a point on which I disagree, so he keeps yelling at me when I park there, so I always just smile and wave and pretend to not hear him as he's telling me to move my car) but that's pretty much it.

I've been hanging out with Michael (The Loss Adjuster), and Michael (boy I'm sorta dating), and Kim (bartender from work) a lot lately. It's been quite nice, but it barely leaves me any time to do things like homework and laundry, but of course, the busier someone is, the more they get done, so I've actually been keeping up with my homework (it helps that it's annoyingly easy) and sorta keeping up with laundry. The dryer still doesn't really work, but it's been so nice out, and so hot on my porch/balcony/front step thingie that my clothes dry within about 15 mins outside anyway. See! I'm saving the environment! Go me.

Ummm....... That's pretty much it. I actually need to go do some laundry now. My blanket on my bed is fuzzier than Fuzzy is, which is annoying.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Veggies are good for the soul.

mmmm..... that was soooo yummy!!! I finally went grocery shopping today, and since I've basically just eaten fast food for the past like, 2 weeks I was just craving vegetables, so that's pretty much all I got, but then when I got home I made a lovely caprese salad (I think that's what it's called? tomato, mozzerella, basil and o&v?) with some fresh french bread, oh it was heavenly. :) And I have enough to make more later. Tonight I'm gonna make a huge batch of veggie soup for me to eat for the next week or so (I seriously got a LOT of veggies), so yay! :)


So continuing in the vein from my last post, I was also the only one who knew what the doppler effect was. One girl tried to explain it by saying that it had to do with the vibrations off of other cars, and like, when an ambulance is closer to you it's louder because there's more cars around it to be vibrating.

*bangs head against wall some more*

No, hon. It's louder because IT'S CLOSER. oi!

But anyway. I went to Smith's yesterday and bought a bunch of smiley face and shamrock cookies. I was just going to go pick some up, but then Amanda said she wanted to go with me, so ok. I had to go to the bank first, so I do that, and she waited in the parking lot for me, and then I buy some cookies, which took all of 2 mins, so then we went and got some enchiladas and Mauricios next door, even though that place isn't very good and has the world's worst service.

And apparently charges $2.50 for a coffee, which she never refilled.


My life lately has been sleeping in until 10:30 or 11, going to school at 12, coming home, going to work for the shift that Judy asked me to pick up on behalf of someone else (I've only been scheduled 3 days the last two weeks, last week I worked 6, this week I'll work 5), working, then maybe going out after work. And on my rare days off (or work or school) I'll hang out with some non work friends. With the exception of last Friday it's been quite fun being busy and social and whatnot.

I'm also doing at least one chore a day (not including the cat litter and sweeping the kitchen floor, which I do every day), which I know, isn't enough really enough and I should be doing more (dishes should probably be done every day too... but that's not gonna happen), but it helps!! Right? Or something?


I need to call my landlords cuz they still haven't cashed my rent check and it's making me nervous, like maybe they didn't get it. And I forgot to pay SJVC last month, so I owe them twice as much this month, which isn't good. There wasn't any penalty charge though, so tha'ts nice.

Yup, that's pretty much my life lately. It's not all that exciting. I mean, it's been more interesting than when I was with Matthew (when it just consisted of getting up, watching tv all day, going to work, and then being annoyed cuz I never saw him), but still. It's not like I'm off having grand adventures (that I want to blog about).

But I guess that's ok.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's not that I'm smart, it's that you're stupid.

So my whole class thinks I'm a total know it all because, unlike every single other person there I:
knew what the "c" stands for in E=mc2,
knew what absolute zero was,
and knew what a calorie is.

I get that most of them haven't had a chemistry or physics class in a long time, but none of that is particularly complicated or difficult, and knowing it does not make me some kind of super genius, it just makes me someone who's paid attention in school once or twice.

*bangs head against wall*

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chores are just no fun!

Last night was my night off, so I hung out with some friends, which was fun, but then today I've been watching tv and they keep playing commercials for Hoover and well, it's all making me feel dirty (meant in a totally pg way of course). So today I have unpacked a couple boxes, vacuumed a little, did the dishes, cleaned the stove, and (just cuz I've been needing to) trimmed my hair. So I feel very accomplished.

Of course, what I meant to do was laundry, but somehow that never happened. I suppose I could now, I still have 2 hours before work after all... I really do need to wash my blankets too. They're starting to turn white and fuzzier than my cats.

Fun times!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'm a dinosaur.

I got a new turtle today. It's a baby red eared slider from a girl at work. I named it Patty from Priscilla (cuz I like to be allerative, and it's flat and round) and if it turns out to be a boy, I'll just change it Paddy from Priscilla and say he's Irish.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

I have the best sister ever!

Yeah, so Abby came into town today, took me out to lunch, then took me grocery shopping at Trader Joe's, then got my Starbucks, then we went to Target where she bought me a toy, then we went to PetCo and I finally used my gift card that I got from work. So much fun! I got to play with Aiden and Abby bought me food and toys, good day all around. :)

And now!! Now I can make CEREAL!!! Woohoo!! I have MILK!!!

It's an exciting life.

Now I just need a cute boy to call me.