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January 7th, 2005


03:49 am - Random thoughts @4:44 am
Well I am doing the overnight reference until 5 am, ugh. And with no nap either.

The OC was so good tonight. Seth was a riot in the wife beater and the bad boy image. And the doe and her scene at the party. What drama.

Days is making me crazy as usual. How can Phillip and Belle be married, it just isnt right. Plus it is the most inconsistent show ever, and I'm an One Tree Hill fan so that is saying something!

I just finished Saving Francesca (based on zeisgeist 's review. Wow. I havent read a really good YA book in a while. I usually dont like australian based books, I just usually cant get with the language, i.e. year of secret assignments. But I have never felt for a character like a did for Francesca. It was also one of those books where every word has a purpose, even the "buts" and "ifs". It is also one of those books that takes you to a different place, whether in the book or in your own memories. I cant say enough about it. I am happy to say it is the first book of my resolution of 100.

The second book was Princess Present, which I read in 45 minutes. It was a super easy read and only about 90 pages. But it was some good light holiday reading. Plus it was only a matter of time before Cabot interjected OC comments, and I loved them all!

So now I am on to Godless (do I get all my picks from zeisgeist or what?)

Still plugging through Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green.

I am listening to the first Georgia Nicholson book, its pretty good but that is on hold for Green Day's American Idiot which is great. Almost as good as Dookie.

Off to get my haircut tomorrow, thank god.
Current Mood: slaphappy from exhaustion

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January 5th, 2005


08:23 pm - Dont go overboard bushie
Can HE spare it?

I gave $25 to americares. I know your suppose to give "until it hurts" but sadly minus $25 does hurt my small budget.

Have to go to walmart tonight but there is two inches of solid ice on the roads, that cant be good.

So I watched two eps of veronica mars last night (sat and last nights) and I have to say I really love this show. I am so torn because I love VR but I feel obligated to watch One Tree Hill. I know OTH is super bad right now, but last season I was frantic there wouldnt be a second season and now its here and I feel like I should appreciate it. What will I do come Jan 25th??

Lost returns tonight, thank god.
Current Mood: workingworking

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January 4th, 2005


08:33 pm - Oh nuts!
I was all set to go to walmart after work to get stuff for byl's xmas package, but i had some peanuts after dinner and now I think i am dying.

So walmart I think will have to go on hold. I still have to go to giant eagle, ugh...i think i can make it one more day without grocery shopping, i just want to sleep!

In other news, last night I finished season one of sex and the city. I dont have cable upstairs, but when I was getting my room together after the move I wanted to have something interesting to watch but something that doesnt require a lot of thought. i was always so anti satc, it seemed unrelatable (is that a word) but i thought i'd give it a try. what a great show, i stand corrected. I find myself relating a lot more than I thought I would. So now its on to season two, I have to say I was kind of happy Carrie and Mr. Big split up, am I the only person who thinks he is an ass?

Halfway through the Degrassi marathon and I am so in love with Craig. Except the degrassi eps are so random, even when there are marathons, the episodes, let along the seasons arent in order. It is so confusing.
Current Mood: distresseddistressed

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January 3rd, 2005


01:25 am - Dead tired
What a weekend.

Had a great time in elo. Busy day today. Came home and went to the Darrs for food, football and fun. Luckily the second was only for a short time but BROWNS win! We played Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture. It was great fun, but Jesse is so competitive, but then again so am I. Our team lost (Mom, Shari, Mickey and me) and I can narrow our downfall to one moment. The question is about a talk show host who said scandelous things about gays in 2000. I was so close to saying Dr. Laura, when my Mom chimes in (for the first time all game), "I know it," she says. I tell her to answer for the team, what does she says...ELLEN. For christsake mom. First Ellen came around in 2003, second I highly doubt Ellen would say bad things about the gays. And of course it was Dr. Laura. So we lost, but I can deal with that.

Later, went to the legion and met Liz and Heather. Liz is bartending since the QH debacle. She fixed big drinks at no cost, two pinapple and malibus and a jagerbomb (sp?) later I am thinking she is the best bartender ever. Off to Heather's we went to watch Princess Diaries Two and eat bad things. Classic line of the night:

Heather: Julie Andrews is a queen to me everyday.

LOL.

Got to check out the newest Soap Opera Weekly, so much good stuff to come on DAYS, still have to watch Fridays ep.

Super tired, I have the Degrassi marathon from Thursday on the tivo but too tired to watch.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: The Office (yea for digital cable)

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January 1st, 2005


03:02 am - Happy Fucking New Years
New icon to commerate season 2 of Carnivale, Nick Stahl...mmmmmm.

So, one of my new years resolutions is to reevaluate this journal.

I dont pretend to think that my entries have any impact on the people who read it, but what I want is for it to have an impact on me. So my goal is to keep this journal for myself and be able to look back on 2005 as a guide to what happened in my life.

2004 was a year full of big stuff. The biggest being the announcement of my new niece or nephew, who is only 5 weeks away. My other brother got engaged, and I went through another year convinced I will be a spinster 4life.

Milestones I had a few: graduating from graduate school, getting my first professional full time job, moving out on my own, dealing with Byl's leaving, losing 20 pounds, etc.

Goals for 2005: to keep losing weight, to find inner peace, to read 100 books, to see 50 movies (in theater), to be a wonderful aunt and to stop gambling.

Well the last one has already been shot. Actually the goal is based on tonights events. Down 70 bucks, won 50 and leave only 20 bucks behind. Instead one hour later I am down 120. How did this happened? Now that I have adult type bills I find myself having buyers remorse and gamblers remorse so much more. What I could have done with 120 dollars? It makes me cringe just thinking of it. It seems so easy to win when your winning and so impossible when you are losing.


Saw Meet the Fockers with Brooke, hilarious perhaps better than the first. Bold statement.

2005 the year of the Char.
Current Mood: tiredtired

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November 18th, 2004


09:20 am - Another step towards independance...
Well I dont know what is going on. For the first time everything seems to be going my way. I am even hesitant to write about it for fear I am going to jinx it. Ok, here goes: I signed a 6 month lease yesterday for my new APARTMENT!!! Plus I went to my credit union and got a $5000 credit card that will pay off all my other credit cards, so that I only have one. Now, $5000 seems like a lot, but I have $4000 in credit card debt, and I will have an exra $1000 for emergencies. Plus the interest rate for the VISA is 11.9%, not the 28.99% I have been paying for years. For you Clevelanders, my new apartment is in Chagrin Falls. Which I know is a pricy area, but my rent is so cheap! Plus it is not just an apartment it is a coach house. It is on the property of a farm-type place. It has a large room that is the living room, dining area and kitchen, plus a FIREPLACE! An attached garage, so for the first time in my life, I do not have to scrap snow off my car, then the upstairs is like a loft, with my bedroom and bathroom (WITH A SHOWER, my parents house is super old and has no shower.) There are these walking trails behind the house, with streams and hills. It is really a dream. I move in December 10th, which will be interesting since I have to work all weekend.

Now I can shop at IKEA with a purpose!!!

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November 3rd, 2004


04:07 pm - Bitter
I am ashamed to be on Ohioan today and while I will never be ashamed to be an American, I am deeply disappointed in our county.

George W. Bush is not my president.

The largest voter turnout and they came for Bush. I am deeply disappointed in the youth vote, it turned out to be only 9 percent of voters.

I am shocked and saddened that the entire south is Bush and I am even sadder to have found out that the South was deeply Democratic until Lyndon Johnson passed the civil rights laws. Fucking rednecks.

It took me some time to warm up to Kerry but in these final months, I really came to respect and believe in this man.

I no longer believe in this country and I have no respect for George Bush.

I am disgusted on how this melting pot of people from every walk of life has been watered down into a giant Wal-mart.

Fuck, fuck, fuck.

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October 31st, 2004


12:44 am - John Kerry kicks ass!
I just came home from the John Kerry rally and for lack of a better word I am pumped!!

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October 12th, 2004


10:21 pm - Stop the Hate

THE ULTIMATE SILENCE
October 12, 1998




Six years ago today, Matthew Shepard was murdered for being homosexual.

What will you do to end the silence?

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September 26th, 2004


07:57 pm - Best of the best
This is what I am listening/reading/watching...

Music:
Garden State Soundtrack--the best soundtrack I have listened to since Never Been Kissed.
Remy Zero- just discovered them, awesome. They sing the theme song to Smallville.
Snow Patrol--the absolute best.

Books:
Freaky Green Eyes
Fat Kid Rules the World
Teen Idol (havent read it yet, but I know it will be great)

Movies:

Garden State - one of those few movies that make you look at your life differntly and actually change you.

Napoleon Dynamite--"Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day."- Kip " see you're drinking 1% milk. Is that because you think you're fat? Because you're not. You could probably be drinking whole milk." -Napoleon to Deb

TV:

Veronica Mars- WATCH THIS SHOW, it is my One Tree Hill of 2004.
Lost - CHARLIE!!!
One Tree Hill- I cant help it, I still love this show
Jack and Bobby - GOOD SHOW

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