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xiliadrache
27 March 2007 @ 01:06 am
It is 1 am and I am still awake. Why? Because I screwed up my work schedule.

I could have sworn that I was supposed to work tonight, and so I slept in this morning, so I could be awake for my shift. And then what happens? Yeah, I wrote it down wrong, I was supposed to work last night. I think it might even make it worse that my boss was not mad at me. It makes me feel even stupider, if that makes any sense.

So, anyway, I have not been writing much lately, and it's because my Spring Break was chock-full of me doing nothing. Yup. Sleeping in, going out to eat, playing Warcraft 2, and a whole lot of other nothing.

It's been hard to get back in the swing of things since I got back, also. Going to band tonight helped, though. Made it seem more like a Monday.

It's been really nice weather here, and I've started leaving some of the windows open during the day. I think it freaks the cats out, just a little. Zarina has taken to hiding in the closet, and Lilah jumps at every little noise. But they will get used to it eventually. Or at least I hope so.

So this is really jumpy, and I feel like I have nothing to write about. I am addicted to the new CDs that Kirsten got me, and actually ran down the battery on Rupert listening to them, to the point where he threw a mutiny and quit.

And that's all I've got for now. If anyone wants pictures from my break, or wants to know anything specific, all they have to do is ask.
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: "Bang The Doldrums" - Fall Out Boy
 
 
xiliadrache
04 March 2007 @ 11:54 pm

So, I know that some of you out there are wondering how I spend my time, since I never talk about it, (what can I say, I'm boring). But here is something to remedy that, a day in my life in pictures. Work, meetings, and relaxing. This is my March 1st.

 
 
Current Location: Wells Library IC
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Queen- "'39"
 
 
xiliadrache
28 February 2007 @ 01:46 pm
So, not really, but, something terrible did happen. I went to use my laptop earlier (which is pretty much an essential part of my day) and, guess what? The keybord doesn't work. the only keys it types are "Z", "X", and "`". Sometimes they are capital or the "~", because the Shift key will randomly kick on and off.

So, now I have to figure out how to get it fixed. Or, rather, how to pay to get it fixed. Which is really sucky right now, especially.

But, in other news, my library job started yesterday. I really like it, and the 2 paycheck thing is a big bonus.

I am looking forward to going home in a week, can't wait to see my family, to eat actual Mexican food, and well, hang out.

And, for some excitement, I am doing this for kissthecajun
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate!
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

 
 
Current Location: SLIS Lab
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
 
 
xiliadrache
20 February 2007 @ 04:06 pm
So, I guess that I don't post enough. I don't ever feel like I have anything interesting to say, or what I do have sounds like complaining. I don't like to complain, though, so there goes that.

So, let's see, what's happening in my life. I have a new job, at the library here on campus. Starting after Spring Break, I will be working overnight circulation. Fun, I know. I am also going home for spring break, for the first time since June. I am very excited to see all my family and friends back in Colorado.

I had a seizure at work yesterday. I hate having to deal with things like that. I know, logically, that this is not something I have control over, but I always vaguely feel like it is my fault. Like I should be able to just stop it from happening. I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but I don't like the lack of control that comes with a seizure. Maybe that's why I feel that I have to control everything else. Like it makes up for it.

I guess there is not much else. Justin finally got into IU, which makes me very happy. It will be great to have him around again.

And, for one last thing, Emmie asked me to do this survey thing:
1. Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 18 and find line 4.
"immigrants settled in America. The vast majority were law-abiding artisans, farmers, and unskilled toilers." -Five Families by Selwyn Raab (what can I say, I'm in a library. I picked a random book off the shelf behind me.)

2. Stretch out your left arm as far as you can. What can you touch?
The window, the heating vent, my iPod, the wall, the book I just quoted then set on the table.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
On my TV? An episode from Season 1 of Veronica Mars On an actual TV channel? Part of Psych, an episode of House and part of Monk with Diana. A TV show? Episode 15 of Heroes on my laptop.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.
4 pm or so.


5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
4:22 pm.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The music from my iPod. And not much else. I am on the 2nd floor of the West Tower, with headphones on. So what little sound there is is muffled.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
It was a while ago. Maybe before noon? I went over to the Health Center, picked up a perscription and scheduled an appointment.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Email, watched Heroes 15, checked my bank balance and what day my library books were due, browsed Facebook.

9. What are you wearing?
Blue jeans, my SLIS t-shirt with my IU hoodie over it, blue and black striped socks, my slip-on black shoes.

10. Did you dream last night?
Probably. Though I don't really remember it.

11. When did you last laugh?
At lunch with Michelle, we were talking about making bars out of books, and SIRSI.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Bookshelves full of books, lightswitches, directional signs, some outlets, and signs reminding people that "This floor is designated Quiet Study". And maybe some other things that I can't see.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
I was in the emergency room yesterday. So, yes, of couse. I also go to college, which in and of itself requires many weird things.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
It's alright.

15. What is the last film you saw?
At home? Lord of War. In the theatre? Pan's Labrynth.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Books, a house, things to spoil my kitties, things to spoil my parents, food, and I would donate a lot to the Community Band. And, other frivolous things that I don't really need.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
In general, things that I don't tell people are for a reason... but, we'll go with... I can cook, I just don't like to.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt and politics, what would you do?
Honestly, I don't know. Universal healthcare? There's too much that I want to change.

19. Do you like to dance?
Sometimes. Not often, however.

20. George Bush:
Sometimes makes me very angry.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl. What do you call her?
I don't know. I tend to assign names based on looks.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy. What do you call him?
Hitler! Haha, no, not really. I don't know this one, either.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I have. I don't know how I would do living away from my family, though.

24. What would you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gate?
"Hi."

25. Five people who you want to fill this quiz out next.
hellsbookeeper
thief_master
greenspiral
And, that's all I've got.
 
 
Current Location: West Tower 2nd Floor
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: "Vindicated" - Dashboard Confessional
 
 
xiliadrache
04 January 2007 @ 09:42 pm

So, I got a digital camera for Christmas, (sort of, I bought it for myself) and, consequently, I have been taking pictures of my baby like mad the last few days. She was perfectly content the last few days, until today that is... and here's the reason!

Lilah

It's my new baby, Lilah! I got her from the pet store today (she was a rescue, though, this pet store only keeps rescue animals).

 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Rent
 
 
 
xiliadrache
23 December 2006 @ 11:18 pm
So, I feel bad for not having updated in so very, very long. School is out, I'm not going home for the holidays, which makes me a little sad, and I have been doing nothing but working, and sitting on my butt. I have been in a bit of a Gilmore Girls obsession, and am rewatching them all, in order. Right now, I'm two episodes into season 6, and the other night I stayed up all night watching season 5. It was exciting.

So, working at Staples sucks. I spend a lot of time humoring stupid people. Such as this:

Customer: Where can I get copies made?
Me: At the Copy Center, over there. (Points two feet away to the Copy Center)


or

Customer: Do you sell staples?
Me: (Just staring, dumbfounded)


I don't really know what else to talk about. Money is tight right now, but I will get through that. School loans should come through here in the next few days, so that will solve things.

And, that's about everything that I have, unless someone has some specific things they want to know.
 
 
Current Location: Ingrid's
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Oceans 11
 
 
xiliadrache
29 October 2006 @ 12:24 pm
It's been a hectic few weeks, I guess. But here's a quick little update on what is happening in my life...

Lest's see...I am having a bunch of neurological tests done to see if I qualify for disability in Indiana, and also to test the status of my seizure disorder. So far I've only had the EEG, but the MRI is tomorrow, and then later on next month I have an EKG for my hands.

Aside from the scheduling nightmate that the tests have been for my schedule, there's also the new job. At Staples. Woo me, I work at an office supply store. It's pretty good pay, actually, and I do alright so far as the rest of it.

And now, for the best news... I may have found a new apartment. Hopefully they will be able to answer a couple questions the way that I want them answered, and if so, then I will sign my lease on Tuesday after class. And, before you ask, yes, it really has gotten to that point with my roommates. They are stressing me out, majorly.

So, in other news, Zarina has fleas, for the first time ever (I have never had to deal with an animal with fleas before, I hope I am doing it right.) And, well, what else... Oh, yes, I hate my bank. And have come to the decision that I am going to have to close the account as soon as possible. After all, it should not take almost a month to fix a bank error, no? That's right, almost a month... Way too much time, if you ask me. That, and they should not treat it as fraud, they should just treat it like the bank error that it is.

Classes are going okay, we are studying HTML in one of my classes, and I guess they expect us to not know much of it, which makes me laugh, cause, well, me. The other ones, there is just a lot of reading. It seems as if all I ever do anymore is read.

But that's good. I have also been getting in some time for things like re-watching Buffy, from start to finish. And I plan to do the same with Angel, and with Gilmore Girls (though that will come last, since I actually own all of Gilmore Girls.)

This is starting to sound a little bit too "letter to Grandma" for my tastes, but I don't know how to liven it up. We did go see Rocky Horror last night, that's something I would never ever tell my staid Christian grandma. I mean, unless, for some reason, I was trying to give her a heart attack. Which I'm not.

So, this seems to be dragging on and on and on, so I'm out.
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: "Lights and Sounds" - Yellowcard
 
 
xiliadrache
12 September 2006 @ 07:33 pm
So, this seems to be the thing to do nowadays, so here goes...

A. Pick 16 movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
E. place the guesser's username directly after the quote.

Quotes here!Collapse )

A couple of these are gimmes, but let's see if you can come up with the tougher ones...
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: blankblank
Current Music: "Move Along" - The All-American Rejects
 
 
xiliadrache
06 September 2006 @ 03:25 pm
Sometimes I have a hard time not making things more complex than they should be. And sometimes I feel like that holds me back, makes some relationships in my life worse than they are.

Sometimes I get the feeling that even when people offer to talk with me about things, they don't really listen, or try to understand where I'm coming from.

Most of all, sometimes I wish I didn't care about these things at all.
 
 
Current Location: SLIS Lab
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: People talking about Libraries
 
 
xiliadrache
04 September 2006 @ 03:50 pm
Classes started last week, and so far have been going fairly well. I also have two jobs now, which is a little tough, but it will all work out in the end. I really don't want to go to my second job today, as I've already been to my first job, but I guess that's just the way it is.

I don't really know what else to say. Things are better with the roommate... I guess. Being around her had Kuldeep still makes me really uncomfortable, though, since all they ever do is make google-eyes at each other. And since Kuldeep insists on doing EVERYTHING around here. I mean, he is always here, and sometimes I just want them to go away.

But, I'll deal.
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Eight Simple Rules