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|Tuesday, July 14th, 2009|
|I had a friend....
Her name was K.
Her phone broke one day
No one ever heard from her again.
|Wednesday, July 8th, 2009|
|The Proof is in the Staying
So a good friend of mine once said (paraphrases), "you can put up with just about anything for a year."
Yesterday marked one year since I moved from Decatur to Memphis. It really feels like just yesterday to me, until I begin to think of all that has happeneed in the last year.
A small part of me still can't believe I picked up and moved like I did last year.
On Sunday I went to see UP in 3d with a couple friends and I had a really nice, ahhh, I have made friends and have a life moment. It's been tough not having the large friend base I used to have. Well, I guess I still have them. It's just they're not nearly as accessable as they once were. I can no longer walk down the street and have ten people call hello and offer me a ride any more. well they might, but it'd be for other reasons.
My boss was in town yesterday and we were discussing my plans for next summer and some finicial business, and it was really cool to me because it was a sign that I definetly have a future and not too shotty of one.
Anywhoo, I need to be going soon. I have to cooridnate a cocktail party at another school this afternoon.
|Monday, June 29th, 2009|
A long time ago, someone posted a Meme about your top 10 favorite songs by an artist. I was assigned Sarah Brightman, and had a tought time narrowing it down to just 10.
in no real order
Here With Me
Think of Me
Time to Say Goodbye
Fleurs Du Mal
|Thursday, June 25th, 2009|
So I'd been dealing pretty well the past week considering it was the time leading up to and immeaditly after Fathers Day. I didn't send cards to my grandpa's like I normally do. It was a little to difficult to sift through them and I kept thinking about cards my dad would have enjoyed when I did browse.
I was visting my mom this past weekend and went to my dads grave on fathers day. I normally am not a big 'visit a grave person' mostly because of all the memories and connections to places I have of a person. the grave is not one of the strongest for me.
Anyway like I was saying I was dealing pretty well until I opened my e-mail this morning and there was an e-mail from Ducks Unlimited. My dad was an avid supporter of the orginazition. The e-mail was a reminder that it was time for him to sponser again, and had listed information about his past donations. He was a bronze level lifetime sponser and had put himself in the top 10 percent of private sponsers etc.
I'm not sure why the e-mail came to me. I may have filled out a form for him at some point and used my e-mail address. Or being that we both have the same name they may have just sent his information to me thinking we were the same person.
It definetly struck me in an odd way. It was far more difficult than I'd have immagened an e-mail like that would have been. I left my office for a bit and feel a lot better. But I guess it's true what they say about being effected by different things after the death of a loved one.
|Friday, May 29th, 2009|
|"Here wear this, no one will be able to tell you're not a Jew."
That would be what my friend Jason's dad said to me as he handed me a Yamica (sp) at Jason's wedding this past sunday.
It was an absloutly crazy weekend. I arrived late thrusday night and visited with Jason and Meghan. They then asked me to review thier vows and make sure they were in sync. with out hte slightly gay boy band affiliation.
Friday, we had Jason's bachelor party in Chicago. IT was a good time and everyone loved hanging out with my 'cool' aunt.
Saturday we had the reherasal and dinner. I then drove to decatur to spend the night figuring that Jason would want a little alone time before the wedding.
Sunday was filled with crazy weddingie goondess as most wedding days are. Everyone survived. some of us with very sore arms from lifting the bride and groom over our heads in thier charis.
The fire alarm went off in the hotel we were staying at early monday morning. Hurray for 6:45am wake up calls. Then we had brunch at the Goldfarb house.
I drove to southern Illionois and had dinner with my mom, brother and grandparents before finally maing it back to Memphis.
I know that was the super short abriviated version. There were so many crazy random moments from the weekend, that I can't really put it all down.
|Wednesday, May 20th, 2009|
|Tuesday, May 19th, 2009|
My new car has it's new Tennessee Plates. It's odd to have a non lincoln inspired plate.
Plans for the weekend are progressing well. I am just not looking forward to all and driving. That's the one bad part about traveling lately. I could easily fly in and out of Chicago, but I wouldn't be able to stop and see my mom if I did.
Jenny called last night and it was super fun chatting. Actuly it was crazy phone call night last night like 4 other people called to catch up. Nick and Janice called to tell me about their engagement (he proposed at the lincoln memorial in DC, and had her sisters and mom at one of their favorite resturants in DC to surprise her afterward)
I'm totally dragging my heals about work this week. I'm so close to being done, but do not want to do the work to finish this week.
|Friday, May 15th, 2009|
|What has two thumbs....
and is stressed out.
Anywhoo, Bachelor party plans are pretty much set. It's just a few of the details that need to be worked out still and those are the ones killing me. Like what time are we leaving. Where are we having dinner. Really that's it, oh I almost forgot, the gift bags for the guys. I know gift bags for a bachelor party. Well, we have to spend 6 hours in a car together we have to do something to pass the time, i mean really.
then I have all my end of the year stuff here at work. my boss has been pretty cool about my leaving for four days for the weddig, but I'll really have to play catch up when I get back.
If I hvae so much to do why am I updating here? Well believe it or not it helps me not be stressed to see what I have looming ahead of me in type.
|Wednesday, May 13th, 2009|
|Tuesday, May 12th, 2009|
I only have seven more days after today until my school year is over. So mostly right now I'm looking at ways to clear out my inventory, and well, not losing money on product. It feels weird to spend most of my day digging in closets and freezers, but we're emptying this place like none other.
The biggest issue I face is getting people to pay me what they owe me. not that they're deadbeats or anyting, just people don't send in checks as quickly as they should.
I know I had some point when I started this post, but now I can't remember. Oh well, I'll update later if I remember.
|Monday, May 11th, 2009|
|Happy Birthday to ME!
Ok, so I'm pretty sure it should be national law that no one should have to go to work on their birthday. Ok, yes it's nice to have co workers wish you a happy birthday, but I seriously don't want to discuss how I am planning to celebrate, or if I'm doing anything specail. I moved to town 9 months ago, what do you think I'm going to have a blow out party with the whole 4 friends I've made?
Also, one of my staff came in and needed to leave for an hour or so in the middle of the day. She asked if she had to come back in, and I told her it was not nessecarry that she did. She then threw a Naomi Campbell hissy fit about how she need to work today and how her husband had a life threatening ilness and had to go to the doctor and how she had to go and talk to the doctor too. I maintain that it's fine that she left, but if you're coming back with less than two hours left to the day, there is not really any reason to come back. By that time all that is to finish lunch service (it'd be half over already) and some clean up. Both things that can be done with out her.
So yeah, I had to be a dick on my birthday. Doesn't that make me happy? Maybe if the woman weren't older than my grand parents. Anywhoo. That, dear chidren, is why no one should have to work on their birhtday.
|Friday, May 8th, 2009|
So another friday is upon us and all i want to do is take a shower and a nap. boy am I getting old. I'm tossing up weather I want to go out tonight or tomrrow night. Everyone down here says nobody goes out on Friday nights, so it might be kind of nice to have places not be as crowded. On the other hand, I do like being able to loose my way in the hustle and bustle. Although I may not go out at all if the weather is going to be as bad as prediced.
I just got a call from my mom at work, aparently they've evacuated to their emergency area due to storms moving through her area. I talked with my grandparents near by and they said the storms were on the way out, so that's good.
I can't think of much else exciting to update on. Have a great weekend everyone and I'll holla next week.
|Tuesday, May 5th, 2009|
I am 12 school days away from the end of the school year. How crazy is that? I can't believe I've almost survived my first school year here. It seems like just yesterday I started having almost no clue what in the world I was doing. And now... well, just the other day my boss told me I had taken the program here "to the next level". I was pretty jazzed to hear it.
Other than the end of the school year may and early june are super busy. My birthday is soon for one, then after that the end of the school year followed immeaditely by jason and meghans wedding followed by a trip to Philly for work, and possiably a side jaunt to New York to visit Patrick and Jackie. Arond that time Dawn and Meg want to come and vsit as well. Also I'll be hleping open a new unit come June 1.
I'd like to do a bit of personal travel this summer since there are several people I owe a visit *Jenny and Karen* not together since they live like 14 hours apart. ok, not 14, more like 10 but you get the picture.
I guess that's about all.
|Monday, May 4th, 2009|
So I can't believe my birthday is a scant week away. I'm not really huge on the whole thing this year. Maybe it's being in a new city or everything that's happened in the last year. I'm not sure. And of corse it's making me all intorspective and stuff. *Yawn* and that means I don't sleep as well. At leat I haven't had any dreams that Madeline Albright is my mother yet.
|Friday, May 1st, 2009|
I just wanted to drop a little update before lunch gets underway here. This weekend is the Beal Stree Music fest, and I sadly don't think I'll be going. The weather here is supposed to be warm, but with lots of on and off rain this weekend. Plus there's that whole flu thing going around and about a bajillion people from who knows where running around. Yeah, probably a good weekend to stay home.
Karen, I think you lost your cell phone. Reply so I know you're alive.
I guess there is not much else to say here.
|Tuesday, April 28th, 2009|
So I balme Matt. I signed up for twitter this morning. You can follow my oh so exciting life, when I remember to update, humm.... much like this site here.
Anywhoo my user name is the same as this one. SAEBuffyboy. I figure why not pull a Jenny and manolpize one name in all systems.
|Wednesday, April 8th, 2009|
|Long time no post
Sorry all, it's been a busy couple weeks here. Updating with the exciting news first. I bought a new car a couple weeks ago. It's a red toyota yaris. It's crazy cool and I love it and it gets amazing mileage. What else... I went to Arno and Liz's wedding two weeks ago. It was a great time. Lot's of SAE's there and a few A chi O's too. It was in Geneva, and of course snowed 6 inches overnight. I've been away from snow for a while now and waking up to that much put me in a bit of a panic and I missed brunch to get on the road.
I'm getting ready to head home for Easter tomorrow or Friday. It'll be an interesting holiday to say the least.
Wow, I thought i had bunches more to update on, but I guess that's it.
Just to be light hearted, how about a Gilmore Girls SATC cross over quote?
"I'm not going to let you dress her up in one of your Sex and the City ensambles" emily
"How do you know about sex and the city?" Lor
|Thursday, March 19th, 2009|
|Who knows what will be, but I'll make you this garuntee
It's been a busy week since I last updated.
I spent last week in Atlanta for a confrence for work. It was ok. Except I didn't realy get out much while I was there. I spent most of my free time hanging out in my hotel room or at the resturant downstairs. Most of the people there were really nice and I was kind of engaged in the material. I just wish it had not been over my spring break.
Karen came into town on Saturday with two of her friends, and we went down to Beal Street for Dinner. It was a good time and the band playing was pretty good. So was the food. I had forgotten that it was the Saturday before St. Patricks day and so things were a little crazy. Silky o'sullivans had a party bus parked out front spear headed by the fraternal order of the bollwevill. It was a sight to see. After hanging on beal we walked down to the river front. It was the first time I'd been down there, and I guess there is probably more to see durring the day, because all we saw was the fact that the river was down and you could see all the stones that lined the bank.
After that we haded back to my place and watched 10 things I hate about you and I told the Karen sandpile story. Although I guess with the years I've become rusty on some of the details. They still had a drive ahead of them so it was a realitevly early night and morning. I think they were on the road by 9am. I then proceded to curl up and sleep most of the rest of the day.
I didn't do anything too special for St. Pats. Got some bad news that kind put a dark cloud on the day.
So I guess that's been most of the life of frank.
|Wednesday, March 4th, 2009|
So I'm been having very odd dreams lately. I won't get into exactly what they're about, mostly because I can't remember that much detail from them. I just know my dad is in them and I'm very restless when I have them. It's been keeping me from having a good nights sleep for a little while now. After I have one I find myself wide awake and then usually toss and turn for the rest of the night.
My mom and a few friends have suggested taking something to help me sleep, and at first I was leary of doing so because I knew dreams and the feelings associated with them would be a part of greiving. Now however, it's making me just really tired durring the day, and causing me to have poor sleep habits. I've fallen asleep almost as soon as I get home from work the past two days and that feeds into having a hard time falling asleep at night.
I'm glad I have spring break coming up. Although I have to be in Atlanta for most of it, I should be able to rest up a bit.
Well, I should get back to work, it's almost lunch time.
|Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009|
|what's going on
So, at the end of today my work week will be half over. Next week is spring break, which sounds like a nice break, but I'll actully be in Atlanta Monday through Thursday. I was just checking out the weather and it's supposed to be pretty warm, a little warmer that it will be here. The only downside is tht it's going to rain the entire time. i'm like super, I'm traveling over break and I don't even get some sun. although to be honest, I'd much rather be at home. I'm just so tired lately. I could really use a couple days to just sleep and do lots of nothing. I guess I'll have that before I leave.
Anywhoo. That's about all the excitement here.