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[20 Sep 2005|11:35am]
[ mood | excited ]

I just finished my first exam of the new semester. It went ok, I could have studied a little harder though. These first few weeks of school have been really great. I love all my classes. I have finally gotten to the point where I have friends in my classes... and it makes it a lot easier to go to class. I have been keeping so busy with school and work. My job at the Lottery is still great. I love it there, and they love me. I never dread going there, in fact I actually look forward to it. I just "resigned" from my supervisory position at my other job. I just didnt feel like it was worth my time to be working there. That job was nights and weekend, and I would much rather always know Im going to have my weekends off. I made a new friend a couple weeks ago... my new neighbor, Lucy. Shes really cool, my age, and we both live alone. Only problem is that shes just as busy as me, so we really only see each other coming and going. My new apartment is awesome. I love it so much. I am so glad to be rid of Dan. Its nice to finally be able to put my good stuff out, and not have to worry about it getting broken. I love coming home, and things being just how I left them. And its great going to sleep at night and not having to wonder who was going to be coming home or coming over in the middle of the night. Living alone is very relaxing. I hung out with Lindsay and Sean on Sunday. That was fun. I was really excited to finally meet Sean. He seems like a great guy, and Lindsay seems so happy with him. Im really happy for her. Is anyone planning on coming to East Lansing for the MSU/UM game/tailgate, Oct 1? If anyone wants to come, let me know... I havent seen anyone but Lindsay in over a year. Seriously, while we are on that topic... that sucks. I cant believe how sporadically we see each other. This is redic, and we gotta change it soon. Everyone needs to come down or up to East Lansing one of these next few weekends. Lets try to plan something within the next month or so. Everyone let me know what your schedules are like, so we can figure something out. I miss you guys! :-( So, the only thing I havent covered here is my "love life" - haha (rolling my eyes). There are a few potential guys... but for some reason I keep coming back to an old one... Jesse and I have been talking A LOT lately, but it sucks, because he is living/working up north. He was down here this weekend, and he had a meeting with some of the guys here about getting transferred back to Lansing. I hope he can get back down here, because being 3 hours away sucks. One night last week he called me and begged me to come up to see him at like 9:00 at night. He was upset and had a bad day, and just wanted me to be there with him... but he had to get up for work at 5am. I told him that it would be silly for me to drive all that way, just to turn around and come back early the next morning for school. I felt really bad though, because he seemed like he really needed me, and I, of course, wanted to see him, just not for 2 hours after a 3 hour drive. We are both just too busy. If he lived here it would be a lot easier to spend time together. Oh well, we will see what happens. He wants to get married in 5 years... I told him that 5 years is too long, and that im not moving up north. If he wants to marry me, hes gotta move back down here, and we are doing it in 3 years or less. Haha... I am not waiting that long.

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The Guy Of My Dreams... [15 Aug 2005|07:20pm]
[ mood | giddy ]

Between the frozen coffee I had after work, and what happened an hour ago, my heart is racing. On Friday, I met the man of my dreams. Hes everything ive ever wanted... gorgeous, buff, tall, tan, did I say gorgeous? He works for the company that owns my apartment, and is the head of the construction crew thats remodeling the building. Hes not like an actual construction worker, hes just in charge of them. Anyway, I first saw him on Friday... my sister and my mom were here too, and we all agreed that he was gorgeous. Then today, I went into the office to ask the lady if someone could plug in my stove, because when they installed it, no one did. He was standing right there, and staring at me, but I dont think it was in a "I want you to have my babies" kinda way. Anyway, she said she was going to send this other maintenance guy up. But 5 or so minutes later, the HOT GUY came up to my apartment to do it! I think I heard the lady in the office call him Brian, so we will call him that for now. Anyway, Brian, as it turns out, went to CMU and was also in the 6 year program because he transferred around. We talked for several minutes while I was watching his SEXY muscles as he was pulling out my stove, and then pushing it back in. He commented that my apartment smelled nice, and seemed impressed when I said I was a Criminal Justice major. He just sorta stuck around to talk to me after he was finished with his task, and I just want[ed] him sooo bad. In the meantime, he picked up a bobby pin, and as he was leaving he was like, "oops, is this yours? I better get out of your hair before I steal anything else." Besides my heart, you mean??? What I wanted to say was "please dont leave!" What I totally should have said was, "So now that my oven is working, would you like to come over for dinner?" What I did say was, "Yea, do you want a ponytail holder, while youre here?" (He did laugh though!) He told me that he actually lives in Algonac, but that they are putting him up in a hotel till this project is finished (which im estimating will be a few months!) He also mentioned that he has nothing to do while hes here, so theres a great opportunity for me! Anyway, the story doesnt end here. After he left I was giddy and in love, and also still in my work clothes. I went in my room (which is a straight shot through the front door) to change, and as im pulling on a pair of shorts, guess who just walks right back into my apartment??? Yep, Brian. OHHH god!!! He quickly shut the door, and didnt come back. All I have to say is THANK GOD I KEPT my undies on, because ive been known to go commando. Anyway, I saw him out my window as he was leaving, and icing on our wedding cake is that he drives a FORD F-150! He is, without a doubt, my dream guy. I want him... BAD. This guy is as DROP DEAD GORGEOUS as they come, he looks like he just walked off the page of an Abercrombie catalog, and im not exaggerating in the slightest. And better yet, after talking to him for a few minutes I discovered that hes not nearly as cocky as someone who looks that good is entitled to be.

Ooh I want you,
I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh I'd die to find out
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You ALL better plan on COMING!!! [28 Feb 2005|06:35pm]

St. Patricks Day [After] Party

My Apartment in East Lansing

Friday, March 18, 2005 -- 4:00pm

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I was REALLY bored last night... [25 Feb 2005|10:45pm]
This is my little cousin Nathan eating a banana... (lol)

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[13 Dec 2004|01:05am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

So, im playing around on facebook (my newest addiction) and I decided to join some groups... then I decided to START some groups... I started a Ford Truck group, then an eBay Addict group, and then I thought, how about a Former Chip group??? So I'm looking on the cmich website, trying to find something that would make a good icon for the group, and I suddenly had this weird feeling. I was looking at this picture:

and I was thinking to myself, I dont ever remember the sky seeming that blue to me. And for a second it felt like I was never even there. It just seems like it was sooo long ago, that I was living at CMU, that I cant even remember it. I remember visiting, after I left, but I dont actually remember being there. OK... im reading this now, and it sounds totally retarded, but I guess what im getting at, is that I looked at this stupid picture and I thought about the fact that some people really do enjoy central, and see this blue sky... I just never gave myself a chance to.

And with that, im officially a weirdo.
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[18 Nov 2004|04:30pm]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Thanksgiving... I really dont like that holiday. I dont know why. Maybe because of what it represents. Not the thankfulness part, but the food part. Why do we have to have a day that encourages pigging out. I also hate the chaos of it. I like hanging out with my family when theres not so much pressure. This year, there will be an added degree of craziness, because Gabriel and Nathan are coming from California for their first Michigan Thanksgiving. I love seeing them, but I dread it too, because I hate saying goodbye. Its not fair, and its not fun. This will sound horrible, but its just easier to look at pictures, and say "awww, look how cute!" So anyway, I would just assume stay home and do nothing with my Jessica, my Mom & Dad. I think my Dad might be going up north for Thanksgiving by himself, because no one else wants to go, since the boys will be here. So instead of waiting till Friday, like he does when everyone goes with him, I think he might just go up on Wed or Thur alone. That would be really strange. Hopefully he doenst decide to do that. Lately my Dad has starting calling me, completely out of the blue and for no real reason other than to talk. It makes me so happy, I cant even explain it. It might sound weird, but it just really makes me feel good. Its not that my Dad and I arent close, not by any means. Hes just not a phone talker. So when he calls, and im able to say something that makes him laugh, it really makes my day. :-)

my dad and I, the FIRST time I was a Carebear
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[12 Nov 2004|11:45pm]
[ mood | curious ]

If I were to have a little Christmas party at my apartment on either:

Friday, December 17th
- or -
Saturday, December 18th...

Who would be interested in coming/able to make it?
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[02 Nov 2004|07:40am]
[ mood | nervous ]

I am pretty sick right now, good thing I voted absentee, cause I dont think im going to make it ANYWHERE today. If only I could get Greg to stay with me ALL day, that would be one less vote for Bush. Im honestly afraid of what might happen to our country if he ends up in office for another term. According to my poll, Kerry is ahead 62% - 37% (dont ask me why it doesnt add up to 100%, rounding errors?) Who voted? Well, mostly college students, my Mom & Sister, and a few 10 year olds. Do you think thats a good representative sample?

Vote Often, Vote Early, VOTE KERRY!!!

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[01 Nov 2004|04:25pm]
Saturday night was sooo fun. My Mom did an awesome job making our costumes. Everyone was completely impressed.

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[25 Oct 2004|07:25pm]
[ mood | lonely ]

Funny how I only find myself updating my journal when I should be studying for a test... I am such a procrastinator, I will do anything to avoid studying, and apparently that is showing in my grades. I dont know whats up with me lately. I just feel weird, like something is missing. I feel disorganized, and completely out of it. I am DEFINITELY tired of school... but im tired of a lot of things... im tired of sitting in my apartment, im tired of my unorganized room... im tired of being fat... im tired of having no clothes that fit... im tired of failing tests... im just tired. I miss my friends, I miss being happy, I miss actually wanting to get up in the morning. What I find the funniest is how I can sit here and think back to the time I was at CMU and miss it so much... I wasnt happy there either, but looking back, maybe im just sad that I didnt have more fun, and take advantage of having my best friends around all the time.

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My BABY Sister, the Beauty Queen... [04 Oct 2004|01:25pm]

they grow up SO fast!!!

Jessica & her handsome boyfriend TJ
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[27 Aug 2004|11:35pm]
[ mood | COOL!!! ]

Today was exciting. I got new luggage for my trip to Las Vegas!!! Before that I got a judgement/eviction notice because Dumbass-Dan doesnt know how to pay his rent! He really is such a moron. He came back into town today after having been gone for nearly 2 months. The first thing he did was inform me that Ryan, and 2 others were staying the night at our place tonight, and that I needed to clean it up. AHHH!!! I HATE him so much. It was SOOO HOT at my apartment today. Dan turned the AC on in his room, and closed the door, then turned the unit on in the living room, and left the screen door open to the balcony. Smart. My room doesnt benefit any from the AC at all. IT SUCKS!!! The past few nights have been miserable, but tonight im staying at Gregs... nice and cool.

In other news, I got the COOLEST MP3 player yesterday. Not an iPod, but it will definitely serve my purpose. Its about the length of my finger, and a little fatter. My sister got the same one for her Bday, and I was so jealous that as soon as my fin-aid check came through, I went SHOPPING!!! I love ebay. I am one hundred percent addicted. Speaking of Jessicas birthday, nearly a month ago, on August 5th, Greg and I headed down to Debo Heights to help celebrate. It was an awesome day! When we got there we ate pizza and ice cream, then went to Jessicas softball game where they kicked some butt! Two of my cousins are on the team too, so it was Riley x3. TJ came with us, so that was a lot of fun too. Hes a funny kid! After the softball game my sister opened the rest of her presents and then we all played with them while we ate more pizza and cake. TJ got to stay late, and "my Moms boyfriend" was going to take him home, but he wasnt available, so we did. After that, I passed out on the couch (must have been from all the eating -- overexertion) and Jess & Greg played video games. The next day, we went to Target, TWICE (dream day for me!) Then Greg and I came home. Monday my "Big Paper" was due for my CJ class, and for the first time in my life, I missed a deadline. It was so close, but the paper just wasnt up to par at 6:00. So I took 2 extra days, and turned it in on Wednesday, and got docked a quarter of the points. It was really sad, because Chief (my teacher is the Chief of Police for Lansing) said it was a great paper, and it would have been worth full credit, if it were turned in on time. Hopefully I learned my lesson when it comes to my nasty procrastination habit. Anyway, those classes ended last week, and this past week has been my week off. School starts Monday, and im not sure how I feel about that. A little nervous, and a little aprehensive. Just not feeling like im at my best right now. I need to work on that. Thats all for tonight. I hope everyones summer was a good time. Lets get together soon. CMU plays MSU on Sat, Sept 11 in East Lansing. The game is at noon, so tailgate all morning. Anyone in? Whoever wants to be out here is more than welcome to spend the night/weekend at my place. LET ME KNOW!!!

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[14 Aug 2004|12:25am]

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FREE iPod MP3 Player!!! [10 Aug 2004|09:05pm]

Ok, heres the deal, I was talking to this guy in one of my classes, and he showed me the FREE iPOD MP3 player that he received through this promotional deal online. This is real, absolutely not a scam.

How it works, is that first I signed up at the iPod site, then I signed up for one of the promotional deals (I did a 45-day free trial of AOL -- as soon as I see that it went through to my iPod account, i'll call and cancel). My next step is that I need 5 people to do the same, using my link. All YOU have to do is sign up for one of the deals offered. I think AOL is the easiest. (Even though I already had an account, it doesnt matter because im going to cancel this account asap.) You can cancel your free trial membership after just a few days, once they've credited you through the iPod site. You need a credit card to do it, but they will not charge you until after the 45 days!

Once I have 5 people signed up, I get a free iPod.

Once YOU get 5 people to sign up under your referral, YOU get a free iPod.

The whole process can happen in as little as 1 month.

This is the link you have to follow:

Honestly, this process is so easy. I just finished it, and it took me less than 20 minutes to go through everything.

Read here, if you want to see more about this. This is who told me about it:

Greg and I are having a contest to see who can get their iPod first,
by helping me, you will be helping yourself!!!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Just so everyone knows, I wrote all of these instructions out myself!
I didnt copy this from anyone elses journal or profile.
This is the real deal.
It probably sounds more complicated than it really is,
but if you have any questions, please let me know,
and I will try my best to help you out!!!

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[29 Jul 2004|07:00pm]
Hey Girls!

I was thinking that we should have a pre-back to school bash...

My apartment, maybe sometime between Friday, August 20 & Friday, August 27.

What do you guys think??? Let me know!!!
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[25 Jul 2004|06:40pm]
Lindsay, where did your journal go?

Did you delete all of your entries for good?

I needed a laugh, and went to read about our "Super Spy Squad" and it was GONE!

And more importantly, I need an update about Jason!

Bring it back!!! Please?!
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[24 Jul 2004|08:15pm]
[ mood | drained ]

I should be studying right now, but I just cant stay focused. I have my CJ midterm Monday night, and my Psych midterm Tuesday morning. I wanted to go to the library today, but then I found out that it closes at 6, and by the time I was ready to go, I wouldnt have had enough time there to make it worth it. Thats where I will be ALL day tomorrow though. Its open from noon to midnight. Something pretty exciting happened yesterday. Greg signed a lease for an apartment in my building. Actually, the apartment right under the one that is next to me. Im really happy about it, and I think it will be good for us. Im looking forward to him being nearby, and hopefully now we wont spend all of our time sitting in my room watching tv. After the lease papers were signed, we went to the Journey concert, at DTE, with Kolberg, Schramski, Ondrea and Amber. It was sorta fun, but I only knew 4 songs. They boys got trashed, and consequently were obnoxious the rest of the night. Oh well, boys will be boys. I just hate how everything they do revolves around drinking. I mean, I dont care what Greg does with his friends, I just dont like being there to have to watch it.

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[12 Jul 2004|08:55pm]
[ mood | hot ]

Well, I quit my job Friday. I finally just decided that the cons outweighed the pros of working there. I didnt like driving all that way, I didnt like working in the "ni**ertown" and the icing on the cake was the fact that I was scheduled for nearly 30 hours this weekend. I worked Thursday night, but then I was supposed to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights too! We just had 2 people quit, so Jason was loading us up with hours. I just got tired of him doing that. I told him several times that I had classes, and needed time for studying and homework, and would still like to have some time to do other things, like enjoy my summer! I feel kinda bad about how I went, with no notice, but I had just had it with that place. The weird thing is that I worked there the longest that I have ever continuously worked anywhere. Overall, I worked longer at the golf course (3 summers, 10 months total). Anyway, I dont miss it. Im going to enjoy my summer for a while, and then start looking for something closer to school. It is HOT and MUGGY around here today... and unfortunately for me, the cool air from the living room a/c doesnt make it to my bedroom. Sorry Dan, you might have to start sleeping in your bedroom (where the other a/c unit is, because I might be taking over the living room. Actually though, he hasnt been here in almost 2 weeks. Its really really nice not having him around.

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[06 Jul 2004|08:25pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

I am the laziest person ever. Ive just been sitting here all day staring at my computer. Ive barely moved from my desk. I cant tell you what ive done, because it isnt much. I feel so absolutely out of it these days. I cant really explain it. I feel like I have a million and one thoughts going through my head. But honestly, I dont think theres anything in there at all. Im already overwhelmed with school, and ive only had one class so far. I think im more overwhelmed with the idea of school. Either way, I feel blah. Anyway, on with the other half of the update.

Lets start with Wednesday. Mom and Jess came up for the day. We started out with lunch at Renos (my old place of employment). Greg joined us, and it was really nice. After that, he headed to work, and us girls headed for the stores. We went to this quilt shop that my Mom has been wanting to go to. Jessica and I werent too interested in "fat quarters" so we went next door to and bought stickers. After that we went to the Eastwood Mall. We went to practically all the stores, but all we got were a few candles. (If I wasnt the size of a cow, maybe I could have gotten a cute outfit.) After that, we dropped Jess off at my apartment, and my Mom and I went to Target. Thursday was my Soc final. It was harder than cement. It took almost 3 hours to do. Once I got home, I had a nice little surprise:

I had to work that night, and by the time I got home, Greg was drunk as can be. His work had their quarterly celebration, and I guess he was feeling very "celebratory." Friday morning we were supposed to go up north, but that was honestly the last thing I wanted to do. I knew it would be absolute chaos up there. So after pleading with Greg for an hour, we decided to wait till Saturday to go up. We actually had a nice day. We watched 3 movies, and had some good order in dinner (Renos again -- haha, love that place.) Saturday morning I still didnt want to go, but I did. I wasnt happy about it, but I went. We got up there just in time to see fireworks on Torch lake, then headed back to Gregs place. It was chaos, just as I had anticipated. There were eight 19-year-olds running around, most of whom didnt go to sleep till around 6am. Luckily, they all left Sunday morning. Shortly thereafter, Matt and Ondrea came up to spend the day with us. We played around on the seadoos a little bit, watched a movie, then went to dinner. Dinner was awesome! We went to this place called Pearls New Orleans Kitchen. It was the most vibrantly themed restaurant I had ever been to. They had awesome drinks, awesome appetizers, and awesome desserts. We tried a little bit of everything, to the degree that very little of our actual dinners were eaten. We all had to be rolled out of there with our dinners in to-go boxes. It was sooo good. After that, we went back to Gregs and watched some fireworks on the dock. Then the boys were setting off firecrackers, and I swear they shot one right into the boat. We were all staring at it, waiting for it to explode. My crazy boyfriend was out of control, running up and down the dock lighting things off left and right. Ondrea and I stuck with the sparklers. Once the firebugs got that out of their systems, we watched a movie, and Ondrea and I both fell asleep on the couch. Monday afternoon, Matt and Ondrea left. Greg and I started some cleaning, and then I took a nap. We didnt end up getting on the road till around 7ish. We went to his Grandparents house to see them, but they werent home. We found a way in though, because Greg really wanted me to see what it looked like:

Holy House!

This place is huge. Greg is their favorite grandchild, and I kept asking him if he was sure they didnt just want to give it to him. Its 3 stories high, with 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 two-car garages (one on either side of the house), and its on a golf course, as well as right across the street from another course. Anyway, after that, we headed home. We didnt get back till around 11:30. Today, I had my first class, and since then, Ive just laid around all day.
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[29 Jun 2004|10:50pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]

Last night was such a fun night. The day was spent writing my CJ paper, and studying for my final. After that was done, we had the rest of the evening to ourselves. He took me to Clara's Lansing Station for dinner. It was sooo yummy! After that we went to the video store and got some movies. On our way home, he took a weird route, and I couldnt figure out where he was going. Then, we ended up at Clearwater Spa! He wanted to get a hottub for an hour. I was like, "but what am I going to wear?" and he pulled my bathing suit out of his pocket. Then I said, "but I need a hair tie!" Yea, he had one of those too. LOL! He is just SO on top of things. He totally anticipates my needs! In fact, last week, he keep reading my mind. Like 3 days in a row, I was thinking about what I had a taste for, and all 3 times he stopped at those places without me saying a word. Its crazy. Tomorrow, my Mom and Jess are coming up for the day. Im really excited. It will be nice to have them up here, but not be in any kind of hurry, like they are when they're "just passing through" like when they are on their way to the cabin. Thursday is my Soc final. Its open book, so it shouldnt be too bad, but the midterm was open book too, and I didnt ace that by any means. Friday morning Greg and I are leaving for up north, to go to his cottage. I dont really want to go though. All I really want is just a weekend to myself in my apartment. The only time that I have time off from work and school is when im going somewhere out of town. Im tired of it! I just want to relax in my stupid apartment that I pay $500 a month to live in!!! I dont really feel like Greg and I need to do everything together. Id rather just stay home, but he never really lets me get my way on things like this. Many, many things, I do get my way on... apparently up north is not one of them.

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