Archive | May, 2007

What a Weekend!

Oh man I don’t know how I survived this weekend, that’s how much awesomeness I crammed into it! Actually, I had a really good week. The whole week was rad. There was lots of good food involved, good company, and fun and exciting events.

Like, drunken pool, drunken karaoke (… is there even such a thing as sober karaoke?!), a trip to the zoo, being an extra in a punk movie, and more good food. Yay! And then there was Mike being pwned by an ice cream truck, not once, but THREE TIMES! Bwahahahhaa. It was hilarious. The ice cream truck beat him off the line all three times. I will never let him live that down. And I got to drive a car that actually accelerates, I can’t wait until my truck is fixed. And then I ended it with Pirates of the Caribbean. I suppose I really should sleep since I have to be at work in 6 hours but meh.

I figured a lot out and then turned everything upside down again. Why do I thrive on chaos so? Oh yeah, because it makes life interesting. YAY!! :D

Seattle and Aftermath!

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Yeah yeah I was supposed to post Sunday, I know. Real Life got in the way.

So! I went to Seattle for the weekend to hang out with a very old and dear friend of mine, and then to visit with some other cool people I know up there. I headed out Friday night and had the most boring drive up there imaginable, until I hit Seattle. The 5 goes around this curve, and then all of a sudden, BAM! There’s the city. I got in at night so everything was all lit up, and it was a spectacular view to drive in to. I was like “… ooooOOOoooo!!!”

So Friday night we mostly hung around the house because it was late. Played video games, had pizza and beer. Saturday we went to the street fair in the University district, and it was cool. After that we went down to the aquarium which was waaaaaaay fricken rad. There are some cool creatures underwater. THEN we went to meet some friends from a forum who are amazing people, very fun. We had dinner and a few drinks. Good times were had. Good conversation. Etc etc etc. I took lots of pictures.

So Sunday I slept way later then I meant to so I was a little rushed that day. I had a nutella banana crepe for breakfast which was awesome. Then I went with Miles to the Sci-Fi museum.. OH. MY. GOD. I am a much bigger geek than I thought because I had a blast. I mean, I thought I was a nerd at the aquarium… anyway. They didn’t let me take pictures at the sci-fi museum which was uncool.

So yeah. Then I came home and got dumped. That wasn’t quite how I had wanted to end my weekend. So I was pretty sad on Sunday. Then Monday I was kind of mad. Then Tuesday I was rather apathetic. Last night I was sad again, until I kind of realized a few things I should have realized before. I don’t think jumping right into a relationship right after moving 1000 miles was necessarily a good idea. So I’m okay. Me and Tom are talking still. I think he’s a good friend to keep around. I’m just a little sad about the situation because it was really just a little bit stupid.

New Body Mod

I got a new piercing today, as you know if you saw my newest mobile photo. I’d been wanting to get my tragus pierced for over a year and a half, and I finally got around to it.

So, it didn’t feel like what I expected. It was a good 5 minutes of “Ow. Ow. Ow!” but not as bad as I had thought. I also hadn’t realized how long it takes to do the piercing. It was pretty intensive. It stopped hurting really fast though. When I got my cartilage pierced, it hurt for a good 2 hours of throbbing afterward. This is just red and swollen.

It looks pretty sweet though. So now I just need 2 more ear piecings and another tattoo and I think I’ll be done.

I’m in Seattle right now. Post about my trip when I get home tomorrow night.

Urgent Care

So, I spent about 3 and a half hours in Urgent Care today. I was really sickly this morning. I was dizzy, I was nauseous, my hands were shaking, my legs were numb, I was completely pale, and I couldn’t get my brain to focus on much of anything for more than 3 seconds. Even my speech was slightly off. It was bad. So off to the doctor I went. Sadly, this is a fairly normal feeling for me, only usually it’s a little less intense and involves throwing up (I don’t know how I feel about the trade off), and it’s usually at about 2 in the morning, not 9.

Anyway I went to the doctor and he asked what my old doctor had done when I was having this problem and I told him they always thought there was something wrong with my stomach, and then he was like “… why?? I’m pretty sure it’s your head. It sounds an awful lot like a migraine that is manifesting itself in your whole body instead of just your head.” So the nice nurse lady came in with a needle and stuck it in a leg muscle, and while my leg and butt are still kind of sore from it, I felt better in less than 3 minutes. Best drug EVER, whatever it was. Anyway, then they sent me to get a CAT scan. Most of my 3.5 hour long doctor visit was spent waiting for the radiologist to look at my stupid scan. But yeah, it came back normal so there’s not anything like, majorly wrong with my head.

I may be the only person on earth that would turn down a prescription for vicodin. I had a bad experience with it. So I got sent home with a bandaid on my butt, a prescription for migraine medication, and hopefully an answer to this health problem I’ve been having for a while.

Goodbye, my Love.

On Monday, I left my Vinz at a new home.

I love my little dog, with all my heart, and that’s why I had to give him up. Poor little dude was not happy here. He is so hyper and needs so much attention, I simply can’t keep up with him. Being left home 8 hours a day, even though I came home at lunch to play with him was just not going to work. He was crying every time I walked out the door, and making messes every where, and so on and so forth.

So after a thorough screening process, we went to meet a family on Monday. They have a very large, fenced back yard, and 4 kids who all immediately fell in love with him. The mother had been raising dogs most of her life and knew exactly what to do for all his little…quirks. Vinz was so excited to be playing with 3 kids at a time and running around outside that his little ears were shaking. After 2 hours I was convinced that they can give him a much happier life than I can.

Monday night was awfully lonely, and I had to sleep on the couch in the living room because I burst into tears walking into my bedroom and seeing his corner completely empty. Yesterday Tom kept me company. Today I miss my dog because he is not here trying to eat my dinner. I will miss him for a long time, but I know I did the right thing for him. Any doubts I might have had about the need to give him to someone else, for his sake, were completely obliterated when I came home today. I found a package on my door step with some toys and doggy biscuits with a note from “the little black doggy next door” saying that he was sending toys over for Vinz because “I hear you crying for so long in the morning, and I am sad that I cannot play with you for comfort you, so here, I am sharing my new toys with you”. I must go by and thank my neighbors for alleviating my last shreds of doubt.

With time, the sadness will fade as it sinks in more and more that it was better for both of us. And in time, when I’m more settled in my own life, and have a house with a yard, maybe I can try again. Vinz made me happy for the year I had him, even when he drove me absolutely nuts.