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"Put it in your heart where tomorrow shines..." [05 Nov 2008|10:09pm]
[ mood | happy ]

I had a totally bitchin' week at work. In a nutshell, I frickin' rule at selling computers. Who knew?! The last two days that I worked, I sold more than any other person in my department! On Monday, I sold more that $10,000 in merchandise.

Plus, yay! on Barack Obama winning the election. I couldn't be more happy with the way things turned out. :)

It's been a good week so far. Things are just going so well.

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Les histoires d'amour finissent mal en general [01 Nov 2008|11:11pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

So, upon checking my schedule to see what time I go into work tomorrow, I discovered that I have a store meeting at 7:30am! I'm not sure I'm ready for everyone at work to see me that early in the morning, especially when I haven't been anywhere at 7:30am for almost a year. A little sad, I know, but it's the truth. So essentially, my Saturday ended up being catch-up day.

My family here has been incredibly nice, which has been unexpected. They were never very nice or accepting towards me. But since I've moved here, everything is completely different. My uncle and aunt have taken me out to dinner a couple of times for no reason. Jimmy has been nice, with the exception of one occasion when my grandma's attention was pulled from him for an afternoon and he got jealous and mean. My mom has filled my gas tank for no reason and come over with bags of groceries at unexpected times. But the biggest change has been in my grandma. We've been going out to lunch at least once a week. She paid off my accident money that I still owed $2000 on even though I have no idea how she knew about it. And Friday, we spent the whole day together. She picked me up and we went grocery shopping and out to lunch and went to my mom's work to have our hair done. I don't know what caused this turn-around, but I like it. My mom thinks it's because she feels bad about what happened when I was in high school and that she wasn't there to see any of the stuff I did in high school. She's never been good at saying sorry, and though she never has apologized for what happened, my mom thinks this is her way of making it up to me. Either way, I'm feeling more and more comfortable around this whole side of the family. It's nice.

I should be trying to get to sleep so I won't be horrible at the meeting tomorrow. Adieu!

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"I've only got forever, and forever is fine." [27 Oct 2008|09:22pm]
[ mood | enthralled ]

My job has been overwhelming and amazing at the same time. There are so many things to learn and I haven't even scratched the surface yet. However, I made my first sale on Saturday, which was uber exciting despite no one being there to witness it. We were incredibly busy and just this guy Carlos and I were working, so he was ringing up the sales and I was directing people to what they needed. And then a guy came in and I helped him for close to an hour and sold him nearly $700 worth of stuff! So I actually got to fill out all the paperwork and stuff. Very exciting!

My dad and cousin came into Vegas on Saturday for a work conference and they leave on Wednesday. Jimmy, Alec, and I just got back from having dinner with them. It was really fun and I'm head-over-heels in love with Alec. He just makes me so happy! He's my twin-soul and I adore him. :) <3!

Jimmy officially turned 18 on yesterday. It's so hard to believe that he's an adult now. I don't know if he'll ever really be grown up. Oh, and he wants to be called James now, which I've been calling him for years and he's always hated. He's such a weird kid.

Other than that, things are just normal here. I'm meeting a lot of people and finally feel like things are going the way they should have been all along.

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Trying to get away from this sleeplessness. [15 Oct 2008|06:21am]
[ mood | awake ]

Okay, so my last post was over a year ago and I'd like to think a lot has changed in that year, but I'm not sure how entirely it has.

Well, my awful neighbor downstairs finally complained about me enough that I was served with a 3 Day Comply or Quit notice. Luckily the apartment manager was incredibly kind and we figured out that I could move into the music larger 2 bedroom apartment next door and no longer have to deal with the douchebag "Mr. Heckles" (who's name, I discovered, was Pete. It doesn't fit him beause when I think of Pete, I think of a 3 year old in a propeller-hat.)

So I moved all of my stuff over and placed an ad for a roommate. After three months of mostly foreign men answering my ad, I found a roommate named Irene who seemed incredibly nice. And she was for the most part, though she was much different than she originally appeared to be. She came with an enormous amount of drama and a voice I imagine would suit Tinkerbelle. And half way through our time together, she also gained a boyfriend, whom I actually preferred. We spent a minimal amount of time together and she's been the only person that my cat has openly hated.

After a few months of careful persuasion from my mom's side of the family, Vegas soon looked like the best option for me. I told everyone I was moving and Irene started looking for a new place. While she was gone on a trip to Tennessee, I packed nearly everything in the entire apartment with the exception of her room. Moving day came packed with stress as Irene decided to wait until 10pm the night before to move her stuff out. The next morning came and my mom and I drove all the way to Las Vegas with a UHaul full of my stuff.

Now I'm finally settled into my condo in Las Vegas, and it's surprisingly wonderful here. I've always been a small-town girl, so I thought the city life was going to take some getting used to. But it's been very easy to get adjusted here and the only things that's taken any getting used to has been the weather.

My grandparents own the condo and I pay them rent every month. My grandma let me paint the entire thing however I wanted, but after my choices, she decided that my paint colors had to be okayed by her. (I am Portuguese after all, and we like crazy colors!) But everything was unpacked and in it's place within the first week I moved in, and it feels more like home than the last couple places that I've lived.

My first week here, I met an incredible guy whom I adore, but who is pretty much off-limits. There are a million things that should deter me from liking him, but I can't help but find them endearing or forgiveable. I've always had some sort of complex where I'm attracted to guys who I think need me to save them, and I suppose he fits the bill. (This is something I recently discovered because I couldn't find any similarities in any of the guys I've dated or been attracted to until coming to this conclusion.) But he's absolutely amazing and we have so many things in common. We don't really agree on all books or movies, but we agree on the key things that truly make up who we are, like beliefs and ideas. And he wants to be a writer, to live in some crappy San Francisco apartment, to dedicate himself to his art. I love that about him. I keep trying to find something about him that I'd consider a deal breaker, but I can't, though I so desperately need to.

Next door to me are two brothers around my age who seem pretty cool. I had been meaning to introduce myself for weeks when by some divine act, I got their mail in my box. They seem really nice and were incredibly friendly. All my other neighbors are older and seem relatively nice.

I started school yesterday, which I've had to do mid-semester because I moved here too late. I'm taking to lecture classes and two online classes. They're simple and mostly so I can keep getting insurance through my dad.

I got hired at Best Buy right before the market took a turn and I start Thursday. I'm going in for orientation. I'll be a salesperson in the computer section, which is soooo not the kind of job I would be good at. But the manager said he thought I would be good at it, so I'm giving it a try.

Other than all of that, nothing going on at this exact moment worth mentioning. Except the fact that it's nearly 7am and I've been up for two days straight. I can't sleep and I don't know why, but I'm simply not tired.

Hopefully, it won't be a year until I next post, but you never know now.

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[26 Jul 2007|10:16am]
[ mood | tired ]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070726/wr_nm/work_time_tech_dc

where and when did i read this article? at work, in my office, while i was bored and waiting around, feeling hot and underpaid. hmm...

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[11 Jul 2007|12:04pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Most pointless day of work in the history of my existence.
There was absolutely no reason for me to drive into work today. But because I did, I've spent 3 hours doing absolutely nothing.
I went online and arrange my Netflix queue and that's pretty much it.
Uhhh...

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[10 Jul 2007|11:34pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Saw Transformers and it was fucking awesome.

New pet peeve: People who pray that God will let them win money. DUMB. Because you know, they're more deserving than the rest of the people who pray for money. Ugh.

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[29 Jun 2007|11:44am]
[ mood | busy ]

work is sucking the life out of me. that, and the fun as well. i can't even stay up late anymore and i'm always awake before 7. bah!

last weekend, christine came to visit me and relieve me of the monotony. we went river-rafting, which was totally fun! and we finally went to the movie theater here in merced, which was surprisingly nice.

tomorrow, i'm driving up to paso for the weekend to pick up jimmy and to go with my mom and jimmy to put our cat smokey down. i always thought that i wouldn't be sad when smokey finally had to be put down because she wasn't the best cat in the world. but we've had her for 14 years, since i was 5, and she's sick and i don't want her to suffer anymore. :(.

so, i'll be in paso until monday, when jimmy and i will drive back up to my house and then leave tuesday for eureka with my cousins and dad. we've going up there for 4th of july. we rented this cabin and old 1930's fire lookout. it'll be nice to be with my cousins and my brother and my dad. although, most everyone there will be guys with the exception of monica, amy, taylor, and myself.

then i'll be in paso again the following weekend when i bring jimmy back and i'll get to spend some time with my mom, whom i miss terribly. and it'll probably be the last time i come to paso for a couple weeks. until the last week/weekend of the fair.

wow, boring and pointless entry. but i feel like i'm never writing on here anymore. when i was in high school, it was pretty much an every day thing, sometimes twice a day.

it's probably good that i don't do that anymore...

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[13 Jun 2007|08:55pm]
i found out today that i clocked a total of 93 hours this last pay period.
so that's where i've been and why i had nothing to write about.
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[11 Jun 2007|09:54pm]
[ mood | busy ]

I have been surprisingly busy for the past 2 weeks. And before that, nothing exciting at all happened so there was nothing worth writing about.

Mostly, work is going well. It's super hot in Fresno and I work in a big metal warehouse basically baking in the sun, so that means it can be pretty much miserable in the afternoons. But I'm doing well at my job and I'm making a ton of money and I suppose that's what matters for a college summer job.

School starts a week from today. I'm going Monday and Wednesday at nights for 5 weeks. While taking yet another English class will surely prove to be redundant, it's worth getting it out of the way, even if I'll be super busy.

I adopted a rescue cat from the animal shelter. He's absolute wonderful, but he doesn't have a name. If you want to see him, his picture's on my myspace.

Last week, instead of working for the company, my cousin decided that my time would be best spent babysitting his children for 4 days, more than 9 hours on three of the days. I love his kids so much because they're fun, but I must say, I was completely worn out after the week was over.

Wow, I really thought there would be more to write about since I've been so busy I haven't had time to do anything fun, but I guess not. Oh well, work tomorrow!

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[19 May 2007|11:27pm]
[ mood | freaked ]

A spider just fell off the ceiling in my apartment onto my shoulder and lodged itself in my clothing. It wasn't a daddylongleg and it wasn't a black widow, but it was brown and one of the larger spiders I've ever seen.
It was a fight to the death.
I really wish someone else would have been here to fight it for me.
But I can safely say that after 5 minutes of stripping off my outer layering and fighting with the eight-legged giant, it's corpse is now firmly attached to the side of my Art History book.

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[11 May 2007|12:07am]
[ mood | confused ]

I'm been emotional for the last two days, and I'm not sure where it's coming from. It's funny, because I'm actually very, very happy lately and even right this second. But for two days, everything, and I do mean everything, has been making me cry. It's sad really. But apart from the crying, things are going well. I'm all signed up for my summer class and my fall semester classes. YAY! (Which I cried over later. WHY?!?!?)

P.S.
Writers of TV shows should never make you loathe the protagonist. It's pretty bad when you really don't care about what happens to the main character and care mostly about the secondary characters...

Schedule!Collapse )

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"What's motivates people?" "Sex." "That's illegal." "TORTURE." [07 May 2007|11:21am]
[ mood | happy ]

I just had the most fun weekend ever!
Christine drove up to Merced on Friday and we watched the first season of The Office.
On Saturday, we woke up and started driving up to the gold country part of CA and stopped in Old Town Columbia in hopes of going horseback riding. Instead, we witnessed the strangest competition between volunteer fire depts of the area seeing how far they could get original, old-school fire trucks to squirt water. After watching that for a few minutes, we continued our drive to Moaning Caverns and went rapelling! It was so much fun and I'm really glad I did it, but at the time, I was really scared. But now that I know that I can, I don't think it will be a problem anymore. Oh yeah! And then we went to an indian casino and gambled. I made $8.80 total, but Christine and my dad lost money, so we didn't break even.
Sunday, we went sailing, except there was no wind, so mostly we floated on the lake for a couple hours. Then Christine and I went to Target and bought the second season of The Office and watched movies.
She just left, so that sucks, but it was seriously, THE coolest birthday ever!
Oh, and she finally got to witness my awful neighbor who lives below me. No one believes that he's a real person and they think I'm exaggerating about his craziness, but now Christine can attest to the madness that is "Mr. Heckles".

"I WILL go to New Zealand and walk the road to Mordor. And I will climb Mt. Doom." -Dwight Schrute

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I think I need a sunrise. [29 Apr 2007|01:25am]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Life is so wonderful.
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.
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Birthday in a week!

BTW, no more crazy livejournal entries. We were looking at old ones a few weeks ago and I'm pretty much restricting myself now so I don't risk any more of those strange 2am lj readings.

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[19 Apr 2007|12:38am]
THINGS THAT SUCK:
Power outages. Sitting in the middle of the living room in the dark. Clinging to the one candle I managed to find somehow in my apartment. Hearing things go bump in the night.

THINGS THAT MAKE THE SUCKY THINGS LESS SUCKY:
Reading by candle light and not minding so much that the lights are out.


I pretty much planned the rest of my days here in Merced and it feels pretty wonderful to see an end to this part of my life. Finally, I'll be able to go and do what I want to at a school that I want to in a city that I want to live in.
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i'd prefer to be remembered as a smiling face. [04 Apr 2007|11:13pm]
[ mood | happy ]

it's nice to know that people still care about you.
even if they show it to you when they think you're not looking.
my heart is very warm and happy right now.

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[03 Apr 2007|10:14pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Coming to Paso this Thursday night, after school. Hoping to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Community college is proving to be difficult. Not on an academic level, but on trying-my-patience kind of level. Looking to transfer soon.

I'm actually excited about going to Paso right now and it makes me want to jump in my car right now and go. Plus, we're totally going to Magic Mountain in almost a week! Yay! I love theme parks. I also plan to spend as much time as possible in the sun this week and do fun things.

Sure, Paso's no Cancun Spring Break, but that's not really my "scene" anyway.

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[26 Mar 2007|08:52pm]
My cousins, Dad, and I went camping this weekend. We took the Hobie Cat and I sailed it all by myself twice. It was only my second time sailing, ever. It's so much fun. I got a couple shades darker, as well as sunburned on my chest, and I'm covered in mosquito bites. I both love and hate camping. It's fun for the first two days, and then after that, I want nothing more than to go home and shower and put bandaids on my wounds, haha.

Fun weeks up ahead. Spring break coming up soon. Six Flags. A possible SF trip with Lester. A possible visit from friends. Fun fun fun.
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I don't want to go alone. [21 Mar 2007|09:46pm]
[ mood | happy ]

life is a series of epiphanies. i'm not sure exactly why mine come so closely together, but they always make me a little stronger.
i can't say i'm entirely happy with all aspects of my life right now. but i am enjoying myself and i need to focus on that more than the bad.

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[19 Mar 2007|09:29pm]
without sounding too childish, i don't think people consider me very often.
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