Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 20: Drunken birthday shenanigans.

So if last night's post was any clue as to how my night went, I hope you can forgive me for it being late haha. I went out with a bunch of friends for a mutual friend's birthday, and it was just a mess from the start. We started at Buffalo Wild Wings, and I was the last to get there because I suck and forgot which day we were going. By the time I got there, the birthday boy was already completely plastered. Like having trouble walking, slurring words, not being able to focus on someone who was talking to him, etc. He actually ended up getting kicked out because he was too drunk and it was a "family establishment" and they didn't want him disturbing the other groups there.

I have a mini rant about this, actually. First off, yes it is a restaurant, but BWW is billed as a SPORTS BAR. Sports. Bar. People get loud and drunk and rowdy, and that's just the atmosphere of the place, especially after 9pm. There was a family that came in around 10pm with a toddler that couldn't have been more than 2 1/2. YOU DON'T DO THAT. And then the waitstaff had the nerve to put that group two tables over from us when they knew full well the situation at hand and had been experiencing the drunken state of a few of our group all night. I just don't get it.

Anyway. Somehow I got saddled with the bulk of actually helping him get out of there. To give you an idea of the scenario, Drew (who was the birthday boy) is just about 6'2", and he's a former Marine. He is very slim, but very well built in his upper body. I'm 5'6" and not the tiniest person in the world, and I have very little upper body strength. Drew had his arm draped over my shoulders, and I was literally trying my hardest to guide him out without him falling over. After getting him out of the place and into the car, once we got to the apartment, we had to get him up 3 flights of stairs. I really don't even know how we managed. As soon as we got him inside and onto the couch, he passed out cold. That left the rest of us to sit around and have a few more drinks before heading home.

So. That was my night haha.

Days until Wrockstock: 8. Turns out I really can't count and I've been a day off all month. Oops?
Album of the day: Dirty Work, All Time Low

Day 19: I am drunk.

It's still Wednesday the 18th somewhere. I just got home from a friend's birthday night out, and let me tell you I am quite drunk. I've found out lately that I can't drink rum like I used to be able to because it messes with my stomach more than I'd like it to. So I've switched to drinking whiskey which can be kind of dangerous for me. I don't feel like it has any effect on me while I'm drinking it, but once I stop it hits and it hits me HARD. So. That has been my night. I'm sorry this is late, but I really wasn't planning on staying out this late. Shit happens though. I had a good night, and that's all that matters.

Days until Wrockstock. 10. I think.
Album of the day: MTV Unplugged, Dashboard Confessional

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 18: We're what you call 'experts'

I have 6 minutes to write this blog. Heeeeere we go. I'm gonna be honest, I have done nothing productive today. I had today off, so I slept in super late. After being sick for the better part of about 5 days and not being able to sleep more than 2 hours at a time because I couldn't stop coughing, I really needed to catch up on sleep and I definitely did just that. I didn't wake up until around 130pm which is a bit ridiculous. I spent most of the afternoon watching Mythbusters on Netflix, then watched Dancing with the Stars results and Body of Proof as they aired, and just watched another episode of Mythbusters before I realized it was almost midnight and I still didn't have a blog post up. Oops.

I did re-dye my hair today. The purple had faded really strange, and it was bothering me. The bottom half of it was still purple, but the closer it got to the roots it faded to a blueish green and it was just weird. It didn't look horrible though. So I took care of that mainly because I'm going out tomorrow after work to pick up job applications and start looking for a second job. Now that we have everything sorted out at work, I really like it there again. But my hours have been shot to hell and I can't survive on that so I have to find something to help out.

Days until Wrockstock: 11. And I have both flights booked now! Woooo!
Album of the day: Once again, nothing. Sorry.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 17: Wooo coffee

It's Monday, which means the first night Dancing with the Stars is on. AND IT'S 80'S WEEK. I LOVE IT. Even though I'm not a fan of a few of the couples left, there is no doubt in my mind it will be nothing short of ridiculously entertaining.

I tried something new at Starbucks today, and I'm in love for now. Vanilla soy latte with raspberry. Even with as much as I love coffee, I can barely finish a venti drink unless it's something iced. But I'm pretty sure I could down a venti one of these and still want more. SO. GOOD. At least for now haha.

So when I went up to Mackinac a few weeks ago, I bought a bunch of postcards and kind of forgot about them until earlier this evening when I emptied out the bag of stuff I brought home. I have probably about 6 too many, so if anyone out there wants one let me know! I'm usually horrible about sending stuff out through the mail, but I have tomorrow off and I PROMISE that I will send them out tomorrow if you let me know ASAP. And Joella, if you're reading this, I WILL send out your CD tomorrow. I'm such a failure at this haha. On that note. If you want a postcard AND a mix CD, let me know and I'll make it happen.

Days until Wrockstock: 12
Album of the day: Homesick, A Day to Remember

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day16: This is a title.

I started typing up a HUGE post about the woes of working in retail, but every time I think I'm ready to publish it I think of about 5 more bullet points to add in. So that entry has been saved and is waiting for tomorrow, or Tuesday.

SO. Is anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? I haven't decided yet if I'm going to. I've done it the past 3 years, and I haven't even come close to hitting the 50,000 word mark. November is always a ridiculously busy month for me. The last two years have had Wrockstock the first weekend, and the second half of the month is when it really starts getting busy at work. I don't know. I love doing it, but I feel like such a failure when I don't finish it. Which has been the last 3 years. I haven't even been able to come up with any decent plot lines or character backgrounds or anything yet. I was tossing around the idea of either revamping last year's story and expanding on it, or continuing another project that I started a few months ago. We'll see what happens I guess. I have 2 weeks to figure it out haha.

Days until Wrockstock: 12. Seriously though, who wants to buy my plane tickets for me?
Album of the day: The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, Dashboard Confessional

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 15

I'm definitely on the way to getting better. I managed to eat solid food today for the first time since Tuesday, so that's a step in the right direction! On the down side, I still can't stop coughing. Blech. This is gonna be all you get tonight, sorry guys. I'm running short on brain waves and I need sleep since I have to get up at 730am tomorrow. Again...blech.

Days until Wrockstock: 13. And I still need a plane ticket there. Yikes.
Album of the day: You're No Angel, Underscore

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 14: Still sick.

3 days of eating nothing but chicken noodle soup is quite enough, thank you. I'm craving solid food like you wouldn't believe. On the plus side, I can swallow without hating the world now. So that's good. Also, feel free to insert the appropriate TWSS jokes wherever applicable as my dad has already taken to that. So. Yeah.

My day consisted of staying curled up in bed watching Buffy, only venturing to the kitchen between episodes for more tea or water. And that's it. I can't really say I'm crawling into bed now since I haven't left it all day, but I should probably shut my laptop down and go to sleep sometime soon since I have to go back to work tomorrow and I'd like to be at least slightly rested for that.

Days until Wrockstock: 14. And I still have to buy plane tickets. Oops?
Album of the day: Uhhh there isn't one. I haven't even opened iTunes today. *gasp*

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 13: Wheeee antibiotics

I am sick. Not just your typical changing of the seasons cold that goes around all the time, but sick as in 'someone get me antibiotics before I carve out my own throat' kind of sick. Blech. I figured it was going to be strep, since I've always been prone to get it and usually do at least once a year, or mono since my niece is recovering from it and has been everywhere in my house. But no. I managed to have a bacterial infection in my throat which could turn into bronchitis if not watched closely enough. So I'm drugged up on amoxicillin and some kind of pain relief meds for the swelling in my throat, and I'm on bed and vocal rest for the next few days. Meaning I'm gonna be spending a lot of quality time with Netflix.
Sorry for missing yesterday. I worked 8 to 5, came home and crawled into bed and couldn't be bothered to do anything.

Days until Wrockstock: 15
Album of the day: Into the Wind, Ryan Seiler

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 11

That's right, you get no legit title from me today. I'm sick, and I've spent most of the day doing laundry and putting clothes away. I'm actually quite impressed I got everything put away in a timely manner. Usually when I do laundry, the clean stuff stays in the laundry baskets and the dirty clothes pile up on the floor because I can't be bothered to pick things up at home since I fold and put away clothes all day at work.

I had a thought today while putting things away. I'm going to see how long I can go without repeating a single item of clothing, jeans being the only exception. Meaning no repeats on hoodies, cardigans, basic tank tops, not a single thing until I run out of viable outfit combinations. In all honesty if I were to use every single t-shirt that I actually own, that could take me through the middle of January. Which is ridiculous. But that would include the mass amount of t-shirts that I never wear but hold on to just because. Like all of my wizard rock/HP related ones that I don't wear anymore but can't stand to get rid of. So. We'll see how that goes.

And now, I'm gonna go take a really hot shower, take some more cold medicine, and crawl into bed.

Days until Wrockstock: 17
Album of the day: Put up or Shut up, All Time Low

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 10: I swear it isn't going to be like this all month.

So tonight's excuse is.... I really just wasn't paying attention to what time it was. I was watching the Tigers game after I got home from work, then immediately switched to the Lions, and next thing I know it's 11:40pm and I still don't have anything written up. My bad. Instead of giving you guys a super rushed entry that doesn't make any sense at all, I'm just going to leave you with a few random links of stuff to check out.

First off, a few online comics.
1) Questionable Content. I've been following QC for about a year now, and it's totally worth going all the way back to the beginning and reading through the entire thing.
2) Girls with Slingshots. I haven't been following GWS for quite as long, seeing as I found it through QC at some point after I caught up with that one.

Next, a few random wesbsites.
1) Oddee. This is kind of a blog that I follow, but I wouldn't really consider it a legit 'blog'. They post a new list of something strange every day. Some things are really neat and I've actually taken time to look into some stuff I've found on there, while other things are pretty much just WTF.
2) Postcrossing. Pretty much a really awesome way to make friends literally across the globe. You sign up and you'll get postcards sent to you, under the condition that you send them out as well.
3) Snow. This one is a little more seasonable, but I've spent hours on it at a time in years past.

And that'll be it for today.

Days until Wrockstock: 18
Album of the day: Bad Habits, Every Avenue

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 9: Part 2.

As promised, here's part 2! 102 questions answered for you that you probably don't really want to know, but you're gonna get them anyway :)

Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
- Well that would be my parents, so I would hope so haha.
2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now?
- Sure. To me age isn't a deciding factor for anything. If I'm attracted to someone, that's that.
3. When’s the last time you were aggravated and happy at the same time?
- Probably earlier today. I was in a decent mood all day at work, but we were just so slow it was ridiculous.
4. Would you ever smile at a stranger?

- Of course.
5. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?

- Not that I know of. Although that would require me to actually be talking to someone.
6. Have you heard a song that reminds you of someone today?
- Absolutely. Songs are very memorable thing for me, so they get emotional attachments very easy. It doesn't always mean that there is a certain event or anything attached to the song, it can just remind me of someone.
7. What exactly are you wearing right now?
- The comfiest denim leggings in the world, a basic black tank top, and a black and white Young and Reckless classic logo t-shirt.
8. How often do you listen to music?

- Only when I'm awake haha.
9. Do you wear jeans or sweats more?

- Jeans. To be honest I hate wearing pants, but I have this thing about not leaving the house unless I'm wearing "normal" clothes, so I'll always reach for a pair of jeans before anything else.
10. Do you think your life will change dramatically before 2012?
- I hope so. And I hope it's for the better. Knowing my luck though, it won't.
11. Are you a social or an antisocial person?
- I wouldn't go as far as antisocial, but I'm just a very awkward person so I have problems sometimes keeping a conversation up with someone I don't know very well.
12. Have you ever kissed someone whose name begins with the letter ‘A’?
- Yup.
13. What about ‘R’?
- Maybe?
14. Can you drive a stick shift?

- Barely. My dad taught me when I was learning to drive back in high school, but I haven't had to even attempt since then so it's questionable haha.
15. Do you care if people talk badly about you?
- It really doesn't bother me if someone doesn't like me, because that just happens. I'm not going to please everyone, and I don't expect everyone to like me. It's going to bother me when someone starts bad talking me to someone else with malicious intent.
16. Are you going out of town soon?
- YES. Well. Soon-ish. The last weekend in October.
17. When was the last time you cried?
- Last night. It's been happening a lot recently though.
18. Have you ever told someone you loved them?
- Yes.
19. If you could change your eye color, would you?
- Haha we actually had a conversation about this at work today. I wouldn't want to permanently change them, but I really want to get colored contacts.
20. Is there a boy who you would do absolutely everything for?

- Not at the moment.
21. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having.

- I really don't like it when I get the feeling that I'm being ignored.
22. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead?
- Sure.
23. Are you dating the last person you talked to?
- Haha no.
24. What are you sitting on right now?

- The couch in my living room.
25. Does anyone regularly (other than family) tell you they love you?

- Julie, and that's about it.
26. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?

- Oh yeah. It happens a lot.
27. Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night?

- Casey and Eric on Twitter.
28. Do you get a lot of colds?
- Not a lot. I usually get super sick about twice a year though.
29. Where is the shirt you are wearing from?
- It's Young and Reckless, but I got it from PacSun.
30. Does anyone hate you?
- Probably.
31. Do you have any empty alcohol bottles hidden somewhere in your room?
- Don't have to hide anything in my house, and I wouldn't leave empty bottles just hanging around.
32. Do you like watching scary movies?

- Ehhh sometimes haha. I have a super over-active imagination, so after the movie is over I tend to over think every little noise and shadow I see for the next week or so after the fact.
33. Do you want your tongue pierced?
- No. I don't mind it on other people though, unless it's super bright and obnoxious.
34. If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
- Ahh. I don't really know. I've had so many things happen that I would very much like to erase from my life, but on the same side of that I've had some fantastic things happen because of the bad.
35. Did you have a dream last night?
- Oh yes. And the person that was in it may or may not read this, and he definitely does not need to know what happened.
36. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?

- I feel like this question has been in here a lot, just re-worded. Earlier today, with my parents.
37. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
- Probably not.
38. Do you think someone has feelings for you?
- It's a nice thought, but I doubt it. Although I guess anything is possible.
39. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
- Again. It's a nice thought, but I doubt it.
40. Did you have a good day yesterday?
- Actually, yes. I was super tired all day after a ridiculous lack of sleep, but we had a great day at work and I spent some time with someone I haven't seen in a while which was nice.
41. Think back 2 months ago; were you in a relationship?
- Nope.
42. In the next 48 hours, will you hang out with a girl?
- Mmm I don't know if you'd count it as hanging out, but I work with Jesse tomorrow and I'm super excited.
43. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?

- Actually, yes. Amazingly enough.
44. What’s the best part about school?

- As silly as it sounds, just the actual learning part. I love learning new things, regardless of what it is.
45. Do you have any pictures on your Facebook?

- Um. Yes. Do people not?
46. Do you ever pass notes to your friends in school?

- Haha all the time. I actually used to have a box that I used to keep notes I would get from people. They made a great bonfire a few years back.
47. Do you replay things that have happened in your head?

- Oh all the time. It's a really bad habit. I know I can't change anything that has happened in the past, but it still doesn't make me stop wondering.
48. Were you single over the last summer?
- As always.
49. Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
- Unfortunately, yes. It's almost exactly the same.
50. What are you supposed to be doing right now?
- Nothing specific. I should probably head to bed soon, but that never happens in a timely manner.
51. Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with?
- Not at all.
52. Are you nice to everyone?
- I try to be, but it doesn't happen.
53. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?
- Sure have.
54. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?

- Yes.
55. Are you good at hiding your feelings?

- Very much so. It's easier than trying to fill everyone in on what's been happening.
56. Do you think you like someone?
- Maybe. It's not a situation that will ever play out in my favor, but there is someone that has caught my attention.
57. Have you kissed someone whose name starts with a ‘J’?
- Yes.
58. Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys?

- Boys. Don't get me wrong, most of my friends are girls but I prefer my guy friends over my girl friends.
59. Has anyone of your friends ever seen you cry?

- Yes, they have.
60. Do you hate anyone?

- I really try to not hate people because it's a waste of energy and emotion, but that was only relevant until I met the SM that was supervising our store this summer. I hate her SO MUCH.
61. How’s your heart?
- In a literal sense? Totally fine.
62. Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about?
- Yup.
63. Have you ever cried over a guy?

- Oh my god who hasn't?
64. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?

- I really don't care, to be honest.
65. Are your toenails painted pink?
- Nope. Bright purple.
66. Will your next kiss be a mistake?
- Haha how am I supposed to know? It's possible. That tends to happen.
67. Girls love it when boyfriends cry; correct?
- I love it when a guy isn't afraid to show emotion, but if he's crying every day there's a problem. Same thing with girls though.
68. Have your pants ever fallen down in public?
- Thankfully no.
69. Who was the last person you were on the phone with?

- Actually talking on the phone, my mom. Texting, Maghan.
70. How do you look right now?
- Kinda like a hot mess haha.
71. Do you have someone you can be your complete self around?
- Sure do!
72. Can you commit to one person?

- Absolutely. Someone just needs to give me that chance.
73. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to?

- Unfortunately, no.
74. Have you ever felt replaced?
- Oh yeah. Hate that feeling.
75. Did you wake up cranky?
- Not today!
76. Are you a jealous person?
- I can be.
77. Are relationships ever worth it?

- Yes.
78. Anyone you’re giving up on?

- Not at the moment.
79. Currently wanting to see anyone?

- Oh yes.
80. Name something you have to do tomorrow?

- Work. Anyone want the ridiculous list of paperwork I have to get done? No? Didn't think so haha.
81. Last person you cried in front of?

- Julie, probably.
82. Is there someone you will never forget?

- Absolutely.
83. Do you think the person you have feelings for is protective of you?

- I wouldn't go as far as to call them legit "feelings". But on that note, I would be almost certain he doesn't.
84. If the person you wish to be with were with you, what would you be doing right now?

- I would love to be curled up on the couch watching a movie.
85. Are you over your past?

- Yup. Won't forget what happened, but I try to not dwell on it.
86. Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex?

- Sure have.
87. Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to?

- Yes.
88. If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?

- I'd accept the apology, but wouldn't take him back.
89. So, the last person you kissed just happens to arrive at your door at 3AM; do you let them in?
- Nope. He doesn't even know where I live, so that would be super creepy.
90. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?
- Yup.
91. Will you be in a relationship in 2 months?
- I doubt it, but anything is possible.
92. Is there anyone you know with the name Michael?

- Yes.
93. Have you ever kissed a Matthew?

- Not that I can think of.
94. Were you in a relationship in January? How was it going?

- No, so it wasn't haha.
95. Were you happy with the person you liked in March?

- Yeah, I had no reason to not be.
96. Don’t tell me lies, is the last person you texted attractive?

- She is.
97. Who do you have texts from?

- Going in order in my inbox: Maghan, Julie, David, Jesse, Katie, Terrance, Heather, Macy, Lori, Taylor, Travis, Mike, Joella, Juan, Mary, mom, and Erica.
98. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?

- Good for them.
99. Have you ever kissed someone older than you?

- Haha yup.
100. Who’s in your profile picture with you?

- Katie.
101. Ever kissed under fireworks?

- Actually, yes.
102. Has anybody ever given you butterflies?
- Oh yeah.

Well. There's that for you. Not sure if anyone actually cares to know any of that information, but it kept me occupied for a bit haha.

Today's Album of the Day: Lovesick Electric, Hot Chelle Rae

Day 9: Part 1.

Okay so I might be kind of bad at this. I swear I have a good excuse again though! Haha. So Friday night, I went out for a friend's birthday. We went to Olive Garden for dinner, and then headed out to our usual bar. Between the four of us that were together, somehow we ran up a $240 tab in the 5 hours we were there. It was a little bit ridiculous, and I didn't get home until 5am. Got up around 830 to feed the dogs, and went back to sleep until about 1pm when I had to start getting ready for work. Worked from 2 to 930, and then had a couple people come over for drinks and hookah, and by the time they left at 230am, I pretty much just said 'fuck it' and went to bed. So. This is part one, since I just got out of the shower and have to get ready for work now, and part two will come later tonight to make up for the missed post yesterday.

Days until Wrockstock: 19
Yesterday's AOTD: Radiosurgery, New Found Glory

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 7: Well I almost made it a week.

Yeah yeah yeah I know. I missed yesterday. Not that anyone is paying attention, anyway. I did have yesterday off of work, but I had the luxury of sleeping in for a bit, and then spent most of the early afternoon running errands with my mom. My cousins from North Carolina are still around town, and they got a block of hotel rooms last night out in Livonia for a bunch of our family to get together. We had a GREAT night of drinking, talking, and watching the Tigers win.

I had planned to get my post up last night before we recorded HR, but the hotel pretty much lied to me about the internet situation. They charged $18 a night for internet, and I'm sorry but I wasn't about to pay that for a few hours worth of internet usage. So not only did I miss recording HR, but I didn't get a blog post up last night. And now I'm also 2 days behind on Tumblr, and it's gonna take me FOREVER to catch up on that.

I'm exhausted today. By some miracle, I don't get hangovers (which is amazing, by the way). My mom however, has always been plagued by them, even when she only drinks a few glasses of wine. So we've both been chugging coffee all morning, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon either since I have plans to go out again tonight. More drinking. Wooooo. My liver is not going to be happy with me by the time this weekend is over.

Soooo. I'm gonna go shower and make more coffee, and start getting ready to go out eventually.

Days until Wrockstock: 21
Album of the day: People and Things, Jack's Mannequin

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 5: Another close call.

So. I promise I'm not going to make a habit of posting this late at night EVERY day this month. I do have an excellent excuse prepared for you though! My cousins from North Carolina came in for the weekend (yes, I'm aware it's only Wednesday and hardly considered the weekend) and a chunk of my family went out to dinner tonight with the two of them that are here already. The other two are coming in tomorrow afternoon sometime, and we're getting together AGAIN tomorrow night with them for drinks and cards and just general togetherness since we don't see them that often.

Anyway. My family is pretty big on social drinking, so needless to say I'm feeling prettyyyyy good right about now. Drunk blogging. New concept I should capitalize on? I'd probably be halfway decent at it.

I have a TON of things to do tomorrow, and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to get it all done before we head over to their hotel, but I guess I'll figure it out somehow! This is all you're getting from me tonight, sorry. I can't focus long enough to make this have better content, and I'm struggling to stay awake since I've been up since 730am on only 3 hours of sleep and I haven't had nearly enough to eat to balance out the amount of alcohol in my system and my bed is really way too comfy. So goodnight, blog world. See you tomorrow.

Days until Wrockstock: 23
Album of the day: North, Something Corporate

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4: Some people just really don't like dirt I guess.

Continuing last night's TV theme, that's the reason I'm cutting it so close tonight. Worked from 2 - 930 tonight, followed by Dancing with the Stars results show from 9 - 10, and Body of Proof from 10 - 11. So. There's that.

I think one of my posts might be my take on the Dos and Don'ts of retail, for both customers and employees. By no means am I perfect at my job, but I've been in this business for 5 1/2 years and between 3 completely different companies I've seen my fair share of stupid things. Tonight was no exception to that AT ALL. We had a mom and daughter come in looking for black bottoms. Jeans, skirts, shorts, leggings, whatever. If you've ever worn a piece of black clothing, you know that it shows dirt and dust very quickly because anything light will stand out once it's on the fabric. We clean the floors every morning, usually spending about 45 minutes to an hour sweeping using not only a push broom but a swiffer type thing as well trying to get the floors as clean as possible. The store I was working at today is located in an outdoor mall, meaning the floors there tend to get a lot dirtier a lot faster than they would at a normal mall. So this mom and daughter find every single black item of clothing we sell and take them into the fitting room. I really have no complaints about their shopping manners or anything like that, because by normal customer standards they were actually very neat and did their part to make my job not suck as much by not destroying piles or leaving things balled up in the fitting room. She did, however, drop a pair of jeans on the floor as she was bringing their stuff up to the register. When she picked them up off the ground, she made the most awful sound ever and just went off on a rant about how dirty our store was and that we really needed to clean and she couldn't believe we let the floor get that gross. It was almost 830 at night. We had actually been kind of busy today. More people in the store means more dirt and dust on the floor. She dropped the jeans on the floor in front of the register. Where EVERY SINGLE PERSON that buys something stands. Naturally that area of the store is going to be dirtier than other places.

I'm just baffled that she was so offended that there was dirt on the floor and that the jeans she dropped got dirty. Like. What did she expect? That we keep the floors clean enough to eat off of? That we mop the floor multiple times a day? That dirt doesn't carry into the store from people's shoes? I don't get it. I feel like some people just aren't happy until they find something to complain about.

Days until Wrockstock: 24
Album of the day: Mayday Parade's self titled album. So. Effing. Good. Please go get it. Right now.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 3: I really, really love Nathan Fillion.

Well this is gonna be a short one tonight, as I may or may not have spent the last few hours lurking tumblr while sprawled on the floor in my living room watching Dancing with the Stars, meaning my laptop battery is slowly dwindling away and I'm far too lazy to get up and plug it in.


Castle just started, and I can't even tell you how much I love that show. Nathan Fillion is amazing in every way possible, and the cast of Castle is just incredible. My question for you, lovely blog readers (if anyone actually would care to chime in, that would be great), is what's on your fall TV agenda? I used to despise watching TV. Lately, though, my TV watching schedule has been pretty jam packed. Dancing with the Stars and Castle on Monday, Dancing with the Stars Results and Ringer on Tuesday, Revenge on Wednesday, Project Runway on Thursday, re-watches of both Buffy and Gilmore Girls, as well as a vain attempt to catch up on Gossip Girl in a timely manner.

Sorry this is so disjointed. I'm quickly typing this up during commercial breaks, and it's hard to focus haha. Anyway. Let me know what you guys are watching! I can always add to my list of things to watch.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 2: I'm already at a loss for this.

I feel like I'm already taking the easy way out with today's post, and it's only day two. Oh well. Seeing as it's already almost 9pm and I still can't find anything interesting to talk about, this will have to do for today.

What is your middle name?
- Lee
Two. What are you passionate about?
- Music. Books. Dance.
Three. Zebra or leopard print?
- Leopard.
Four. Do you have any fears?
- Other than the usual rejection, failure, and monsters under the bed, not really.
Five. Silver or gold?
- Silver.
Six. Top three places to visit.
- Mackinac Island, always. Chicago. I want to get back to the west coast and actually see what's out there too.
Seven. How many siblings do you have?
- One older brother.
Eight. Where are you from?
- Born and raised in Michigan.
Nine. First career you wanted as a child.
- I always wanted to be a ballerina, as expected from nearly any 4 year old girl haha. First "real" career I wanted to go into was marine biology.
Ten. What’s your sign?
- Capricorn.
Eleven. Future names of your children.
- Oh man. I could give you names I have picked out, but they'll probably end up being characters in a story I'm writing before they get handed out to an actual human being.
Twelve. Do you have any pets?
- Yup! Two dogs. A black lab (Jazz), and a corgi (Oliver).
Thirteen. What are you listening to right now?
- Just finished the new Mayday Parade album, and moved onto Blink's new album. I'm totally in love with both right now.
Fourteen. Do you believe in fate/destiny?
- Ehhhh.
Fifteen. What are your career goals?
- To not hate everything I'm doing every day. Honestly I can see myself doing almost anything as far as a career goes, and I just want to at least enjoy what I do every day.
Sixteen. What is your favorite color?
- Purple, teal, and silver.
Seventeen. What is your favorite flower?
- Roses.
Eighteen. What was the first concert/show you attended?
- First 'concert' in general was probably the Detroit Hoedown in like '94 I think. First REAL concert was NSYNC in 8th grade haha.
Nineteen. Something you are working on right now.
- Finishing this blog post. I've been typing it up for nearly an hour and I keep getting distracted.
Twenty. Have you ever had a near-death experience?
- Yup. Slid into a ditch driving home from work a few years ago. Had my truck spun another quarter rotation it would have literally wrapped around a tree and crushed me.
Twenty-one. Are you a procrastinator or do you get things done early?
- As far as work is concerned, I get things done as early as possible for whatever deadline I have to meet. When it came to school, I was the biggest procrastinator ever though.
Twenty-two. Left or right handed?
- Right.
Twenty-three. TV Shows you watch regularly.
- Castle, Ringer, Project Runway, Dancing with the Stars. Speaking of, I really need to watch last week's episodes of all of those except Castle.
Twenty-four. Where do you work?
- PacSun.
Twenty-five. Halloween costume idea for this year?
- Haven't thought that far ahead yet haha. I'll be coming home from Wrockstock that day, so I don't know if I'll be home in time for anything.
Twenty-six. What is your relationship status?
- Single, as always.
Twenty-seven. Last movie you just watched.
- I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I watched a movie. It was probably DH2 when mom and I went to see it after I got home from LeakyCon.
Twenty-eight. A song that’s been stuck in your head.
- Do or Die. I haven't listened to FTSK in forever so I have no idea where that came from.
Twenty-nine. A book you want to read/have recently read.
- I'm currently reading Friday Mornings at Nine by Marilyn Brant, and once I finish that I think I'm going to start into My Name Is Will by Jess Winfield.

Days until Wrockstock: 26
Album of the day: A War Amidst Pop Songs, The Mudbloods

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 1: Failed doctor's appointments and hair experiments.

So as with any project I decide to take on, I'm going to dive headfirst into 'blogtober' and hope I make it past the first week. Wish me luck. I don't really venture much into the blogging world anymore, as Twitter and Tumblr have pretty much taken over any need I have to get things out of my head and on to paper. Well. Kind of. Speaking of, if you'd like to keep up with me on either of those venues please feel free.

I know I've used this blog in the past for various writing adventures as well as regular blog posts, and I think I'll keep that format the same. I don't use this thing often enough to really warrant a change. I'm not entirely sure what I'll write about every day, but I'll make an effort to at least keep your attention day to day. Some days it'll be a casual blog like this, some days it'll be a chunk of something I'm writing, some days it'll be a Q&A thing, some days I might find something online worth sharing with you guys. No idea what I'm doing with it yet, but we'll see what happens. SO. On that note, I'm going to kick this thing off in the most boring way possible: telling you about my day. Riveting, right? That's gonna make you want to come back every day this month.

Today was my first Saturday off of work in... I don't even know how long. I've been working in retail for 5 1/2 years, so having a Saturday off without requesting it off is a very foreign concept to me. I started my day by waking up at the crack of dawn (okay really like 9am, which for me is insanely early) and going for a quick run before heading to an Urgent Care center that opened at 10am to get some blood work done. I expected that to take about an hour at most, and I actually ended up sitting in the waiting room for 3 hours before being told that I wasn't going to be able to be seen that day because while they are a walk-in clinic, there wasn't a slot open for me to have the testing done, so I had to make a legit appointment at another center for Thursday next week. Needless to say, I wasn't exactly thrilled with the situation. On the plus side, while I was waiting I did get a good start into a new book I've been wanting to read. It's Friday Mornings at Nine by Marilyn Brant. So far, it's pretty good. Not my usual pick, as I tend to lean towards YA novels and historical fiction, but it's definitely holding my attention. Maybe I'll write up a quick review once I finish it.

ANYWAY. After that fiasco this morning, I came home and re-dyed my hair since it was faded to almost being white in spots. (sidenote: For anyone that hasn't seen my hair in the last year, the bottom layers are purple while the top is dark brown. The brown is still well intact, as it always is. The purple I have to touch up every 3 to 4 weeks, depending) I lurked Tumblr for a bit while the dye was setting, and actually dried and straightened my hair for the first time in AGES after I got out of the shower. It's weird the phases I go through with my hair. My hair has been super long most of my life, with the exception of the summer after freshman year of high school when I chopped nearly 14 inches off of it. About a month ago I cut it kind of short again, although not as drastic as the last experiment. It looks and feels shorter than it really is because of the layers it has, but I still can't stand how short it is. I wanted it shorter so I could actually do something with it other than throw it up in a messy bun every day. Now that it's been short, I haven't touched a hair dryer, flat iron, or curling iron since I cut it. Until today. Although now that it's getting colder I'll probably dry and straighten it more often since I despise going outside with wet hair when the temperature falls below about 50 degrees. I miss my long hair.

Now I'm sitting at Panera eating dinner and typing this up, while contemplating working on a few writing projects I've started and abandoned multiple times. (If anyone is curious, I got the Sierra Turkey sandwich and a Caesar salad. So good.) It's super cold in here though, so once I'm done eating I'll probably migrate to the Starbucks across the street, because let's face it. As much as I love good food, I love coffee a LOT more. And I could really go for a Pumpkin Spice Latte right about now. Yum :)

That'll be it for today, I suppose. If anyone actually wants to participate in this thing with me, let me know! I know I'm not the only one doing it, but it'd be nice to actually know someone else doing it. If that makes sense. Anyway. Leave me some suggestions about what you'd like to see here, or questions you'd like me to answer in the comments.

Days until Wrockstock: 27 (WHAT. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN)
Album of the day: Valdosta, Mayday Parade