Thursday, December 9, 2010

Apparently I don't like to blog

It's December and I'm still at this terrible job, but I have gotten a new one! I was "selected for the position" in September. I am now hoping to start by March. We'll see how that goes. It obviously takes a really long time to get a job with the federal government.
I don't like blogging very much because my life seems to be terribly uninteresting. So much has happened this year and yet I don't document any of it.

I was looking back at the blog and saw that at the end of December last year I documented things that happened in 2009 so I'll do that again for this year although just a bit early.

Things that happened in 2010:

-Sister-in-law got married January 2
-We bought our first home
-Amber had a baby
-We got married March 6
-We got a puppy in March
-We had Easter Eve at Eric's parents'
-Molly had a baby
-We went to San Francisco for our honeymoon in August
-Sister had a wedding in October
-I got a new job but did not begin new job
-Cary(Vicksburg), Kathryn(Jackson), Jessica(Eric's cousin, New Orleans), William(my cousin), Katrina(Biloxi) and Jeremy(New Orleans) got married
-Eric's cousin LeAnne had a baby
-My cousin Elsie had a baby
-Jason released a CD
-Bobby decided to go to Barbering school instead

Friday, May 28, 2010


"Because if smart women who know how smart they are intimidate men (and they do), and beautiful women who know how beautiful they are intimidate men (and they do), there is, logically, nothing more intimidating than a woman who is fully aware that she is both smart and beautiful. I mean, maybe a room full of tigers with machine guns! That could be scarier! Or, a smart and beautiful lady who makes jokes."
“13 Ways of Looking at Liz Lemon” from Tiger Beatdown.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I know, I know. That last post really sucked. This one will too because it's kinda sad.
I discovered a word the other day:

Nepenthe: 1. a drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.
2. anything inducing a pleasurable sensation of forgetfulness, esp. of sorrow or trouble.

Wouldn't it be awesome to have a nepenthe for every troubling situation? In a sense we do though because we have friends and family who act as a nepenthe. We have lovely people around us and good things happen to us which cause us to forget or get over the troubling thing or person. But a drug or drink would certainly be nice.
A friend is going through a divorce and god I feel so bad for her. I don't think divorce has ever been this close to me. It's very sad to know that she is probably hurting so bad and I wish I had a nepenthe to offer her. I can only offer my ear and my time and my home and that is what I'll do. I hope she'll heal quickly and that she will find the love that was meant for her and that is good enough for her.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

And so it goes

Eric and I got new phones and this makes me so very happy. It is touch screen and you can access the internet and TAKE PICTURES! Oh my goodness. Also, fuck you At&t.

Things are going just fine around here except I still sort of hate my job and am still looking for a new one. I found out I'm being paid $5,000 less than the mid-range pay for my position. This is no good to me and I feel like I'm being taken advantage of so I'll continue to seek alternative employment.

Dad got the o.k. to take off the neck brace yesterday! WOOT!

Eric and I are going to a wedding in Natchez this weekend. It will be our first trip with the two dogs in tow so it should be interesting at the very least. I do love weddings though. We went to one this past weekend and it was nice.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Job Hunt

Doctor: How's the job going?
Me: Well, I'm waiting to hear back, but I applied at this other place and I think they require their employees to be christian.
Doctor: Hmm...
Me: So, if I interview and they ask me if I'm a christian what do I say?
Doctor: Praise the Lord!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Things I loathe. People version. Part 4.

People who can not park properly. And all I mean by "properly" is BETWEEN THE FUCKING LINES. The lines are drawn out for you. It's not a guessing game.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On cohabitation or marriage

This morning Eric decided he would get up before me to take the puppy out and clean up the kitchen. The puppy is, of course, not yet trained so there is alway shit and piss to clean up. Anyway, I walk in the kitchen to help and Eric is smearing the shit across the floor into the grout between the tiles. I get angry because I do not understand why he can not just pick up the shit instead of wiping is across the floor. Why? Why is it so hard for men to properly clean up a mess? Have you ever seen a man clean up a liquid spill? They wipe it everywhere. The spill could be taking up a square foot and a man will wipe it around in an area twice that size to clean it up. I would put something on top of it to soak it up and then clean inwards toward the center of the spill so as no to make the mess any bigger. Makes sense.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Unit

There is a large angry man strapped to a stretcher in the seclusion room down the hall. He has begun to yell a bit and I'm torn between wanting to know what's going on and not wanting to risk getting my ass beat. Should be an interesting day on the unit.

Friday, March 26, 2010

And then we got married and got a puppy!

We got married on March 6th at 5:30 p.m. It was wonderful and we had so much fun. It was just what we wanted and so many of our friends and family were there to support us.

This past Wednesday, March 24th, we drove to Greenwood to pick up the new addition to our family. Her name is Mia Maude and she is a Havanese. So far, she has been just lovely even when she woke me up at 2AM and Eric didn't even hear her cries!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

And then my dad planted a tree in the yard

So, my dad is an incredible asshole and there's not much more of an excuse for his behavior but that. Also he would die a thousand deaths if he knew I called him an asshole. Once, when I was younger, he was listening as I was talking to one of my friends on the phone and I called him a "dumb butt" and he lost his shit and grounded me or something. I don't quite remember just that it was really bad. But he doesn't even know how to turn on a computer and just today he called and asked if I would "look on that computer and find me some tobacco seeds." That was easy enough but do you know how many different types of tobacco seeds there are? A lot. Anyway, he planted three plum trees in the front yard because he wanted to and it's his property. One of the trees is exactly where the second or third row of chairs for the wedding will need to be placed. This was all explained to him and he doesn't care. I can't remember the exact number but there are approximately 25 acres of land there on which to plant a plum tree and he refuses to move it. And so it is. I was thinking I would just put his chair right by the goddamn tree, but like I said it will probably be the third or so row so that won't work. Now I think I'll just water the tree with a little Round Up after the wedding.

A trainer at a Sea World was killed by an Orca yesterday. As much as I have enjoyed going to zoos and places like that in the past I really sort of have a problem with them now. These animals really shouldn't be caged. Its really just sort of sad, and wrong. And to quote Dr. Hunter S. Thompson:
"Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

And now my Dad wears a neck brace

Sometime Friday, unbeknownst to me, my Dad fell down in the yard and broke his neck. But it's not really as bad as it sounds when you put it like that. Dad fell down and somehow got back up and decided he may have hurt himself so he had mom take him to the MEA clinic. They told him he had arthritis and possibly something wrong but they couldn't tell so call back Tuesday if it still hurts(amazing medical practice if you ask me, which you didn't). Cut to Tuesday when Dad has driven himself to the dentist to have stiches out(totally unrelated boring dental work story) and the MEA calls and tells mom that something is wrong with the X-Ray and Dad should call them immediately because I guess they can't relay the broken neck emergency information to the patient's wife(!). Dad calls and is told he has fractured his second vertebra and should go to St. Dominics right away. He does and has to stay over night and be fitted with a neck brace that he will have to wear for "six weeks or six months I can't remember." Awesome.
Not so important in the big scheme of things sidenote: My wedding is in five weeks!

Friday night Eric and I were given a Stock the Bar Shower by some of our lovely friends, and by our friends I mean Eric's friends who I have acquired through our relationship with one another. So that was awesome and we got lots of booze which I will surely need to get through the next month. I would like to start drinking more during the week, but it sort of interferes with my need to go to the gym and drink lots of water so we'll see about that.

Eric's bachelor party is this weekend and I'm sure they'll have lots of fun in New Orleans. I'm going to have lots of fun here cleaning my parents house and making my little brother help me replace boards on the deck since my dad can't help anymore. If he didn't want to help all he had to do was just say so or just sit there like my mom does. He didn't have to go and break his neck.

I think eventually these posts will get more positive.

Oh, and that reminds me, we officially own the house now as of Friday! So all that shit in November about not being able to close and how awful that was turned out to be what some would call "a blessing in disguise" because we didn't have to pay for that plumbing disaster in December! And I really do hate it when people say "a blessing in disguise" because at that time it didn't feel like a blessing it felt like our shit was in our showers and we had to clean it up.

Friday, January 15, 2010

And now I've been supoenaed

If that's even how you spell it. I don't even want to be bothered with spell check right now. Tuesday night after I wrote that bitter post my car was broken into at Walgreens. I've learned a few things from this experience:
-Don't leave purse in car. Ever.
-Maybe cell phone insurance isn't such a terribly stupid idea.
-At&t fucking sucks
-I still think some people don't deserve to live.
Today I was given a subpoena to appear at a hearing regarding something I know nothing about because the plaintiff's attorney is dumb. Awesome.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

And now we have no water

The weather here has been terribly cold. So cold that many many water mains throughout the city have burst and we are on our third day without water. This is pretty fucking bad but it is made worse to me because a month or so ago our sewage began backing up into our showers and they dug up our beautiful front yard and walkway to replace the entire pipe. I've gotten very good at the cognitive behavioral therapy technique of telling myself "I love this house so much" instead of "This house is bad luck and we are doomed."
We are set to close on the 22nd. Ten days. We have a stock the bar party that night and are going camping the next. It is much too cold right now to be outside.
We have so much to do to prepare for the wedding and my family is less than enthusiastic. I've given up on expecting them to do anything. I've also given up on expecting my friends and family members to be decent, considerate human beings. I'm thinking of giving it up myself. At least when interacting with them.