Monday, January 31, 2011

Giraffes & Ginny: A Night of Dreams

Had a dream last night that I was in Staples, on break, trying to shop for me. Then I had to find a computer program for some customer, but I was on break, so I was taking my sweet time. And I ran into Ginny. And we were just kind of like, "Hey" "Hey" and then i tried to run away. But then I ran into her again and she was like "I'm buying Jaws because of you. I love it." She also had a bunch of DVDs. She talked about Tim a lot and how she wants to schedule another appointment with me but there was something about the government. Regardless, we talked awhile and then I found that program for the customers and life went on.

I also had a dream, that Melissa & I were driving back from Erie and there was a giraffe walking down the street and I yelled, "A FUCKING GIRAFFE ESCAPED FROM THE ZOO THIS IS TOO FUCKING AWESOME!" It was just walking down Peach Street. And then there was a roadblock up ahead and we had to drive past the zoo in some back-ass way to get to Meadville and there were giant puddle and we go to the giraffe pen and there are two people jumping off the rocks into a pond. One is Daniel from work, and he's like "no, it's totally fun." We're about to join in when the giraffes get escorted back to the zoo. There are two adults and two babies, and I'm about dumbstruck as they walk past me. I just reach out and pet them all and one of the babies snuggles it's head up to me. It was sort of like we were best friends and he kept following me around, letting me feed it, play with it and everything. The zoo people were like "Ok, it's time to leave!" and teh giraffe wouldnt' let me leave. And I cried because I loved it.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sharks & Trees

I had a dream last night. I know what you're thinking. "Oh no..."

It starts out with a power plant on the beach, with a forest behind it. Then it explodes and the waves from the beach keep getting bigger and bigger until they turn into tsunami sized waves. There is a lonely man swimming, trying to latch on to a tree to hold on as the fish start surrounding him. Eventually the entire power plant/forest are under water. The guy realizes that if there are fish, then there will be sharks, so he tries as hard as he can to swim to the surface. There are hundreds of fish around him, tiny ones, giant perch, all different sizes, and he keeps grabbing on to them and pushing them down to get leverage to get to the top.

Two fish start fighting and one dies and there is blood and a shark comes. Then another shark comes and the two of them swim around underneath him, following him up slowly as he eventually gets to the surface and tries to swim over to a tree to climb. He is almost there when the sharks start jumping out of the water around him, but don't actually attack him. He gets to a tree limb and tries to climb up in, but the branches are covered in tiny sharp things that cut his hands. He keeps going and finally makes it to a safe spot in the tree.

The end.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My aunt's house burnt down today.

Google auto-complete is very strange. I typed in "types of" and it auto-filled in "cancer"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Some Updates

It's been a week. I feel like there should be some sort of update. And looking back through my January posts, I see that I actually have some.

1. I am Associate of the Month at work. I get to wear a fancy pin and everyday I pass a certificate with my name spelled incorrectly posted outside the break room.

2. I finished editing my novel. It has been "published" and shipped out to me for review. I'm pumped to receive it. It should be today.

3. It's my day off and I was going to clean. But turns out, I have to go into work to buy the things to assist in my cleaning. This makes me kind of want to die. I COULD wait to buy the stuff until tomorrow, but I need some clear storage boxes and sheet protectors to clean. So today would be a waste of time if I don't go get the stuff.

4. I have a tumblr. I don't think anyone reads it except like, 3 people, if that. But here ya go.
talkwithoutwords.tumblr.com

Thursday, January 13, 2011

In Other News

1. My mother likes to spring things on me and then play it off like I must've known since the beginning.
Exhibit A: "By the way, I spoke to your aunt today. Her breast cancer is all cleared up." "Wait, what? She has cancer?" "No. I just told you...It's cleared up. She's fine now."
Exhibit B: (a week ago) "So I just got back from my biopsy." "Wait, what? You might have cancer?" "Well, they think it's just calcium build up. But it could be cancer."

In the end, we now know she does not have cancer. So...that's good.

2. I'm on chapter 5 editing of novel. About 1/5 of the way through. Woo hoo! I hope to have the proof ordered by February.

3. Tattoos? Yes please. Although I feel a little bit of buyer's remorse over this one. I hope it goes away. I'm pretty sure I just feel guilty cause it's in the no-job zone and it makes me a little uneasy. But I like it. I just have second thoughts about it's placement. This is why I hate myself for being impulsive. This is the worst picture though. In fairness, it was taken with a cell phone, upside down, and twisted.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Edit

Chapter 1 of my NaNo 2010 novel has been edited!

I will try to do Chapter 2 & 3 tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I came home to an empty house. All the lights were off except the hall light. There is a newspaper on the stove and sausage on the counter. No missed calls and no messages on the answering machine. This implies that someone was here recently, because the phone always ALWAYS has a missed call on it. I am thoroughly confused.

Monday, January 03, 2011

I wish I could just sleep the whole day when I'm off, that way I can play catch-up and no longer be tired.

I think I'm going to go spend money in light of my recent "Out of Credit Card Debt" accomplishment. But probably not a lot. I already bought a new nose ring ($9) and a fourth of a pizza ($3).

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2010 CD

It's time for another installment of Stef's Top __ Songs of 20__. In this case it is Top 19 of 2010.

Some people have said to me, upon hearing some of these, that they are in fact not songs from the year 2010...Thank you. I am aware. They are simply my favorite songs that I either discovered, or just re-fell in love with throughout the year. It was a very country year for me (judge or judge not) but mostly because of the atmosphere in which most of my year took place. I actually struggled with this year's because there were a few artists that I could've made the CD completely them...but I did not. And in the end, I think I made the right decisions on which songs I liked the most. I am already working on 2011's version chock full of emo. Although, at this point the year already sucks ass. Moving on.

The songs are, listed in no particular order:
Custom - Hey Mister
Ani DiFranco - Educated Guess
Rise Against - Audience of One
Sugarland - Keep You
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Face Down
Carrie Underwood - Wasted
Lady Gaga & Beyonce - Telephone
The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be
Milow - Ayo Technology (cover)
Paramore - Decode
Fiona Apple - Across the Universe
Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar
Lil Wayne - Bedrock
Keith Urban - 'Til Summer Comes Around
Jets to Brazil - Cat Heaven
Tegan & Sara - Hop A Plane
Ani DiFranco - The True Story of What Was
Venus Hum - Wordless May
Rihanna - Rude Boy

Those that would've made the cut had CDs been made to fit more than 80 minutes:
Rise Against - Savior
Sugarland - Stay
Sugarland - Sugarland
Carrie Underwood - Undo It