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Monday, April 24th, 2006
5:54 pm - I got a job!
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Allrighty, I'm pretty awkward at this voice post thing right now; I noticed I was saying "um" a lot, but oh well. Also I forgot to mention that the place I got hired is Fry's Marketplace. For those of you who don't want to listen to the audio, I got the job pending a drug test, which I am obviously going to pass. I'm supposed to get a call by the end of the week and find out when I'm supposed to start.

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
8:28 am - Big change! (?)
I just realized that I failed to post about a potentially huge change in my life. It all depends on whether my dad gets this new job.

He's up for a job located near Atlanta, Georgia. It's a really great opportunity for several reasons: it would be his one and only job that he could give all his concentration to, as opposed to having to take on side-projects like he does now, and it will pay significantly better than his current job. These two things will make life better for the whole family not only financially, but emotionally as well, because it will mean less stress. There are a couple of other people who are up for it, but my Dad has some inside info that they're really leaning toward him in some ways. He has to fly out for an interview in two weeks, and then we ought to know the decision by the middle of next month.

This would, of course, mean that my family would move to GA. We've lived there before, and Robbie's girlfriend since elementary school lives there, so that would be nice, but...David is here in AZ. Obviously I'm not about to move accross the country when I'm in love with him. So if my family does have to move, the plan is for us to get married. That might seem like kind of a personal thing to post in a public journal when it's not even for sure yet, but I know only a couple people actually read this, so it's fine.

Anyway, I'm actually really hoping that my dad does get the job, even though it would mean them moving away. The job that he has now isn't cutting it, he really needs something better. Plus I want to marry David very much.

current mood: hopeful

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Friday, April 21st, 2006
10:06 am - Whoa.
My LJ is pink! How did this happen? O.o

Well, it's kind of a purple-y pink, right?

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8:59 am - LJ Accounts
So have you seen LJ's new "Sponsored" account level? I tested it out, and it made this huge ad appear in that sidebar to the left. Not cool. One of the best things about LJ is the fact that there are no ads, so I'm not about to contribute to making them think we don't mind them. And as far as my account status goes...well, I had $12 left in the bank. Not really useful for much, so I just went ahead and bought a paid accound for 2 months. Hopefully I'll get a job soon. I'm supposed to hear back from Arby's in the next few days, and I have an interview at Fry's grocery store on Monday.

current mood: okay

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Sunday, April 16th, 2006
5:05 pm - Amok Time banner
I originally made this as a banner for my MySpace. You can use this as a banner for your user info, or as a signature. If you use it for a signature, please link it back to this post.

Amok Time is love

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
8:40 am - I have no money!
Well, in two days my paid subscription will be over, and I can't afford to renew it. Being jobless sucks. I bought the extra user pics--I had space for 100, but now of course I'm going to go back to whatever the number for free users is. Geez I need a job. Denny's has been stringing me along for weeks now. I've had two interviews, and at the last one they said they'd call me. That was a couple days ago, so I guess pretty soon I'll have to call them or go over there to see what's up.

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
6:45 pm - College Group CA Trip
From March 10-13, the church college group went on a trip to California. I collected a bunch of the pictures here to share with you. They were all taken with Erica's camera. (The blonde that you'll see in the pictures.)

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
7:52 am
My friend Mary is visiting from Alabama this week! :D

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Thursday, March 16th, 2006
11:44 pm - Unemployed and Friendless. Heh. That sounds more depressing than it is, I'm sure.
I'm trying to get a job at Denny's, but it feels like I'm getting the run-around. I know it's just been a series of unlucky circumstances, but it really doesn't seem like I'm going to get the job, even though they've made me go back and forth a lot because of the previously mentioned unlucky circumstances (such as someone telling me to come in at a certain time and the manager not being there). Anyway, the manager could tell that I'm shy when I finally did get interviewed, and I'm sure that's not exactly going to make him eager to hire me.

Church college group was tonight, and David and I went out to dinner with everyone afterward. There are a couple of cool girls there, but I'm just too shy to initiate anything, even though I'm longing to make friends.

And despite what the subject of this post says, I'm not actually friendless in AZ. David is my best friend.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006
1:25 am - Books!!!
I got three new books today! It's actually more than that because one is a collection of three. I got a collection of 22 Sherlock Holmes stories (many of which I've read), Treasure Island (which I've never read), and a book that includes Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I haven't read Dracula, but I've read the other two. I'm so excited. I haven't done any reading since I finished The Princess Bride a while back, and that was the first book I'd read in some time. I miss the old days when I was reading all the time. I started Dracula today, and I definitely think I'm going to get into it.

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
1:23 am
Hehe I had to share this little bit of an IM conversation. It amuses me.

Viet: Star Wars >>> Star Trek.
Beth: haha
Beth: I love both
Viet: Feh. The Enterprise-D has a warp core failure if you so much as look at it funny.

So yeah. I've been kind of an emotional mess these last few days. Not sure why. David's had to deal with me clinging to him more than usual, which is saying something. haha. I think I'll be over it soon, but I've been a little weepy and stuff, which isn't fun.

The church college group has plans to go to Six Flags in CA this weekend, but there's a good chance it's going to rain. They'll close the big coasters if it does, which is the whole point of going to a place like that. Supposedly we're going to go and just hope it doesn't rain. We're also planning on going to the beach and I think a tiny bit of sight-seeing, so I suppose we can just expand on those plans if the roller coasters don't work out. That's what I was most excited about, though. I haven't been on one for years, not since I lived in Alabama.

Allrighty. It's late, or should I say early, and I'm tired.

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Monday, March 6th, 2006
5:29 pm - One more thing
Here's a picture of us from yesterday. David's shirt says, "I'm the Christian the devil warned you about."

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4:35 pm
One of the best feelings in the world is being woken up by the man you're in love with when you weren't expecting him to be there...especially if you were previously having a bad day.

♥ ♥ ♥

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Saturday, March 4th, 2006
1:15 am
I just watched Bill Cosby, Himself (1983) at David's house. It is HILARIOUS. Bill Cosby is fantastic, and the whole thing is virtually free of foul language and dirty jokes. It's just really great stuff that anyone can enjoy. I love it.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
11:57 pm - Thursday night church & dinner
Today is Thursday, or at least it will be for a few more minutes, which means that college-age Bible study was tonight. I always dread the part where they say "stand up and greet each other" because David always makes me tell him how many hands I shook, and I only get the three or so people who decide they want to reach out to the shy girl who's sitting there with her hands in her lap and her head down. Why do I do that? Quite frankly I think it's mostly habit at this point. I've always been shy and reserved around people I don't know, and to actually get up and offer my hand around (as opposed to simply responding when prompted) would take a tremendous amount of effort. It would be an extremely difficult ripping sort of process, one I don't seem to have the will power for at the moment. And to be honest, I actually like that David asks me how many hands. At least in a way. I hate it because it reminds me of how I'm too shy to go interact with people, but I appreciate it because he cares, and that means a lot to me.

Anyway, that only lasts a few minutes. Then we get to why I love going to this church. The guy who teaches is really great. A lot of the churches I've been to have been somewhat lacking, at least to my taste. In once church, the preacher's sermons were annoying because he always liked to stick as many synonyms into his sentences as possible, as if he was trying (unsuccessfully) to show off an impressive vocabulary. At another one, the college group leader never seemed to know what the heck he was talking about. He would print articles off the internet, read off of them a lot, and then make whatever point he was going for. But it always seemed like things were a bit over his head. At one point, he was talking about being intellectual and learning about the universe and stuff, and he kept referring to what I'm sure he must have meant as "astronomy," but he kept saying "astrology." I'm pretty sure a Bible-believing church leader wouldn't be encouraging the study of astrology. That was pretty funny. Everyone was whispering, but no one felt comfortable saying anything. It was quite sad, actually. Granted, he was quite young for a leader, but still. Astronomy vs. astrology? Come on now.

Anyway, my point here is that coming to this church is refreshing because I like the college group leader a lot. Nothing in his style of speaking annoys me, and it's very obvious that he knows what he's talking about it and he's sincere in his passion to teach about it. He's like the one teacher in school whose talks you actually enjoyed listening to, if you were lucky enough to have that in high school. Church may seem like a good time for a nap with some pastors, but I wouldn't think of sleeping through these Bible studies.

After church a bunch of us went out to eat. Everyone talked and had a good time with each other--except me. I just ate and held David's hand, mentally chastising myself for being so lame. Maybe the more I hang out with the group, the more comfortable I'll get. I don't know. It's funny, though: I'm considerably more shy around girls than guys. I think it's because I feel more pressure to make friends. Around guys I'm more relaxed and don't feel any pressure for things to move to an advanced level of friendliness. If they do, great, if they don't, oh well. I need a female companion more anyway. But then if a girl says hi to me, it's like, "Oh crap, what do I say? Boy I feel awkward. I wonder what she thinks of me--does she think my quietness seems rude?" At least that's how it is if it's someone who doesn't feel like just a facade. Do you know the kind of people I'm talking about? The people who approach you with almost an excessive friendliness and a smile that seems just a bit too wide to be natural. The don't necessarily seem insincere, but they don't seem quite real either. Those people I don't feel pressure to make friends with because I feel like they're just there to say "welcome to our church" and that's about it. Sounds kind of cold, but hey, I've been to lots of churches and there's always one or two like that.

But I digress. The point here is that I'm still extremely awkward and shy at this church, I don't want to be, but I can't seem to kick myself in the rear hard enough to get myself going, either. David does some shoving, of course, but that's been pretty ineffectual so far, which obviously is entirely my fault. The expression is true: old habits die hard.

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
6:44 pm
As of yesterday, David and I have been together for one month. ♥

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
4:07 am - Who reads this?
So who actually reads this journal, anyway? If you come here regularly or even just once in a while (which is enough to keep up with my infrequent entries), please reply to this post. If you don't have an LJ, you can still leave a comment. Just include your name somewhere.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006
1:12 pm - New Bible
Yesterday I went to the book store at Calvary and bought a Bible and a cover for it. The Bible was $37 and the cover was $15. With tax and everything, I spent $54.76. Quite an investment for unemployed little me, but I'm definitely not sorry. It's a good Bible. It's a life application study Bible, so it has tons of notes, plus introductions to all the books, and tons of other features. It's the New Living Translation, which means it has none of the poetic quality of the King James version, which is what I had before, but I wanted one that would be very straightforward and easy to understand.

Stinky phone picture, you get the idea.Collapse )

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
11:51 am - Underworld: Selene / Kate Beckinsale
Underworld: Selene

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Kate Beckinsale

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Comments make me happy!
Credit bethy_beth in the icon comments or keywords.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
4:04 pm - Normal behavior or vanity?
(This post is only half-serious.)

I like taking pictures with my phone. (Of course I would like taking pictures with a regular digital camera even more, but that's another story.) I take a lot of pictures of myself, because I think it's fun to do "photo shoots." I tend to take a lot of shots because it can be hard to tell on the phone how well they turned out. If you go through my phone right now, you'll find lots of me in the pictures section. I was having fun this last time especially because I liked what the light was doing on my hair.

So here's the question: Are these photo sessions a normal, healthy girly thing, or is it vanity?

Whee lookit me I'm modeling.Collapse )

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