Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lying in the hands of God

I had a LiveJournal before this, but decided to switch because no one I knew used LJ anymore and I kept getting spam friends over there. But I kept most of my entries, and they mainly deal with my breakup from last summer. I can't believe it's been that long. Sometimes it feels like just yesterday, but now I see I could never be with him. Although, I still feel physcially sick when I think of him with his new girlfriend... which is why I completely blocked him on Facebook. I think breakups pre-Facebook were easier because his stupid face wouldn't pop up everywhere. Like now. No more! :)

I had my first response from an employer today-- and two hours later, my first rejection. I guess they don't like theatre at the University of Phoenix. Oh well... I guess I'll end up at Walmart or something. :(

I just watched Jay Leno's last Tonight Show episode. It's going to be so weird! Whenever I watched late night TV I always watched Jay and then (now) Jimmy Fallon. I love Connan, too, but it'll be weird. I hope Jay's new show is good, I'll be watching whenever I get back from Vegas.

Oh yeah! Vegas! My mom and I have decided to drive up to Las Vegas to visit some family before my cousin flies back to Wisconsin for her senior year of high school. It's only a five hour drive and I haven't seen them since I was a senior at TLU! I've never been to Vegas, and I don't think my mom has, either, so it should be fun. We're not gamblers, but it would be cool to win some money since we're both unemployed! Is it weird that I want to go to museums and the zoo in Vegas instead of bars and the Strip? LOL

It's hot here. SUPER HOT. My parents' thermometer outside said 108 yesterday. So I swam laps in the pool since it's too hot to run or rollerblade. The guy on the news says that people here usually gain weight in the summer since it's so hot, and I believe him! Even in the Texas summer heat I used to run after work. I lost 10 pounds at the end of summer of 2007. Then school started...

I went grocery shopping with my mom today just to get out of the house and see what's around and I saw the funniest thing! They're called "Wippity Wipes"! LOL! I took a picture on my phone and put it on Twitter. I couldn't stop laughing!

I'm playing fetch with my kitty right now. She only does this at night. I guess she likes the challenge of finding the ball in the dark, but she gets really hyper and makes noise. I hope she doesn't wake up my mom! Kitty's crazy!

I need a job... so I can make money and MEET PEOPLE! Maybe when I join a gym I can meet someone... someone cute. ;)

Good night!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Internet problems make for grumpy parents

Our internet went out for a while this morning, but when it came back on, it only worked on my laptop and not my parent's desktop. So, we spent the better part of the evening on the phone with tech support trying to fix it. After we thought we had it, we hung up, then tried the wireless and it didn't work. So... I tinkered with it and I think I got it to work (obviously, because I'm blogging right now from home) but we're afraid it's going to mess up again. I think it's good, though.

I drove today! I haven't driven my car since we got here until tonight. I have left the house, but my mom was driving because I have no idea where anything is here. And I'm really thinking about joining a gym soon. It's too hot to run outside here- it got up to 104 today!

We bought a desk for my room and put it together without any problems and it looks great! It's just a small desk with book shelves on the sides so I don't need to buy a new bookshelf. It fits really well in my room.

It's 9:30pm and I'm hungry again... I really need to stop being hungry at night! I don't know how to make it stop, though. I eat at normal times during the day.

Have you heard of that show on ABC called The Unusuals? Amber Tamblyn plays a detective named Casey. (I'm guessing that's how you spell it). It's weird hearing my name on TV!

Maybe I'll take a bubble bath tonight... :) And now that the internet is ok, I'll be able to do some online job searching in the morning and then go out and get applications at retail places. (my last resort!)

Now that this blog was completely all over the place, I'm going to see if there's guacamole in the fridge!

Just one of my favorite pictures. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I love the way you move!

I've been listening to the new Dave Matthews Band album from Pandora since it's not officially released until next Tuesday! I <3 it! Of course I would, it's Dave Matthews! I heard a few of the songs live in concert this year so it's not completely new to me. I think my favorites are Lying in the Hands of God and My Baby Blue.
I painted my room a few days ago! It's called "Quiet Meditation", and I'll post pictures as soon as I get everything on the walls. I still haven't completely unpacked and there are boxes everywhere in here, and I'm waiting for my degree to come in the mail so I can hang it on the wall!
Now that the weekend is over, it's time for the job search--- BOO. I dislike looking for a job because you fill out the same information over and over again. Why can't I just hand them my resume and be done with it? Also, I have this feeling that I'm going to be "over-qualified" to be a barista with my Master's degree. It sucks living in the suburbs...
I'm getting a tan! I've spent at least three days out at the pool and it's very noticeable now! Except yesterday my mom noticed a speck of paint still on my leg from painting a few days ago, and when I washed it off, there was a white spot-- so I have a tan mark on my leg from that stupid speck of paint! Kind of funny...
I haven't driven my car since we got here last Wednesday. I've been riding with mom whenever we go places since I have no idea where things are here yet. This week I plan on venturing out with resumes in hand and (while getting lost) filling out a lot of job applications. CareerBuilder worked for me once, but there's so much spam on that site these days.

Also, I watched Reservation Road last night and it was soooo sad! The entire thing was sad, from the very beginning! It was a good psychological film, but you start out crying and you hardly stop at all. Jennifer Connelly and Joaquin Phoenix were excellent, and you really hate Mark Ruffalo throughout the film. It's a Focus Features film, so I'd say it's worth watching.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ocean-front property in Arizona...

So, I'm here in (usually) sunny Goodyear, Arizona. We rolled in at about 3pm local time yesterday, unloaded the truck, and dropped it off by 4pm. My room is a giant mess; half of my stuff is still in the garage. However, I do have plans to paint my room today (or as soon as possible). Both my mom and I slept in- I woke up at 1oam and my mom was still in bed! I think it's because it's cloudy today, which hardly ever happens, so it's unusually dark still at almost noon. So, as soon as we get going, then we're going to Wal-mart to get some paint and then I can get started.

Sassy has been doing really well with the move. She was freaked out the first day we were driving, but when we got to the hotel in Las Cruces, New Mexico, she was bouncing off the walls. I guess she was glad to be out of her carrier. The second day she slept the entire way, or at least tried to. She follows me around the house mostly, but is exploring on her own, and still doesn't like my parents' dog, Rita. She'll get used to her, though.

I better get going, I have lots to do!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm a Master of Theatre History!

I graduated from Texas State University on Saturday, and because I have my Master's, I got to sit in the front row!

Here's a quick run-down of my day yesterday: Woke up early, graduated, ate lunch, drank beer, shots, and champagne, took a short nap, dinner, Showdown (bar), Tray's apt, home at 4:45am. It was a good day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Boxes everywhere!

I'm in the middle of packing-- which means I'm surrounded by boxes and junk. I haven't started packing my kitchen or closet yet... or bathroom. I probably should start that soon since my mom comes tomorrow! My closet should be easy; I just put my clothes in trash bags while they're still on the hangers. So easy! My kitchen is another story. I'm hoping my sister wants to take half of it, otherwise I'm going to Goodwill with a big load of stuff!

Theresa went to Wisconsin last weekend for her sister-in-law's college graduation and she brought me back some cheese curds!! I'm munching on them right now before I go out and get some food since I have nothing left.

Back to cleaning and packing...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Talk about extreme!

The other night, while playing Halo and drinking Shiner at a friend's apartment, three young girls met up with us. I did not know these girls, and I think they were freshmen. Anyway, one girl (bless her heart! haha) was very outspoken and I don't think she thought before she spoke. I know we all do this sometimes, but I'm sure she did not think before EVERYTHING she said. For one, she said she thought Obama was the anti-Christ. Holy... wow. First of all, you should know your audience before you speak, because all she got was a bunch of hushed laughter. I felt embarrassed for her. Secondly... really?? You think someone is really the anit-Christ? I did not vote for McCain, but I certainly do not feel he is even close to the anti-Christ. This is why I do not like politics- humans are taken out of it and politicians become these super-human, anti-Christ, figures. And it turns people against each other. Now, I'm sure she's a sweet girl (and also Baptist), but after that comment I did not feel the need to get to know her. If she can go to that extreme about our President, then what else can she stretch to extremities?

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy a good conversation about religion and politics, but only if you have an open mind and know how to convincingly argue your point. Saying someone is the anti-Christ is not a valid argument. And I also realize that she is a freshman and has a lot to learn about the world in the next three or so years. So, I wish her all the luck in the world.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The First of Many

I've always wanted to be a "smart" blogger, and after a couple attempts, I think I'm going to try to stick to it. Not only will this be a spot for me to reflect on day-to-day life, but I also plan on reviewing books, music, and movies here. And, of course, the economy is in a major slump, so you'll be hearing about my struggles in the job market as a recent graduate with a master's in theatre history.
In the past, I've usually been in a bad mood when blogging, therefore all of my posts were very melancholy. I'm going to try to avoid that, but hey, sadness happens and this is a good outlet to release those feelings.

I'm moving to Goodyear, Arizona, in less than a week. I've called this blog "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" not to be cliche, but because that's what I've been my entire life: a rolling stone. I've moved across country several times and those times were hard, but also rewarding. I'm sad to leave Texas, but at the same time I'm very antsy to move on. Texas has been, by far, the best place I've lived in. (Besides all the SUVs and ignorant rednecks...) I don't think I'll fit in anywhere like I do in Texas. It's so laid back here. And for the most part, people are generally nice. The food and beer are awesome, floating the river is the best, and "Don't Mess With Texas" pride is everywhere. I will truly miss Texas, but I am excited for what's ahead of me.

I think this should be it for my first post... I just got out of a lovely bath and I am still in my towel!
Goodnight, all!