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Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 01:37 am
An update!

The last week has been busy but boring. I've been going to my mom's work with her to pick up some extra cash. At the same time, I've increased my job search, making my search radius wider. I'm now looking for places in the valley and along the coastline, I'm fairly desperate for money. I need to move out of here, I love my mom but I can't continue to live with her. I'm nearly 25 years old and frankly, living with my mom makes me feel like a loser. I could possibly afford to live on my own with the monthly checks I get from property investments my grandparents set up. It would be a very slim chance though since the minimal cost of living for a one bedroom apartment anywhere in this area is $800 and I'd also need money for other necessities; car bills, food, cat food, utilities, and anything else (internet bill!!!). I'd have to save my checks for quite some time to even think about moving out without a job and I use that money for my expenses (cell phone, internet, cat food, vet bills, car payments). No, what I need is a job. I'm so desperate at this point that I've been looking for jobs in the food industry (restaurants\fastfood). I really don't want to work in that environment though but if I were to get a job offer from one, I would take it in a heartbeat until I find another job.

I've also gained all the weight I lost, plus some extra pounds. This is not helping my self worth which is very small to begin with. I'm seriously considering Lap-Band surgery though the thought of it scares me. Speaking of surgery, I might need to seriously get over my fear and look into Lasek since my eyesight is getting worse. It's gotten to the point where I'm in the intersection before I can see a street sign (it used to be, I had a 5 foot from the intersection visibility). Right now I've pushed back NYC traveling savings so I can save for a GPS. I'm not going to rely on it for day to day driving since I use landmarks to help me find my way. For new places though or errands to a place I'm not familiar with, well I'll use it. Plus any road trips I go on!

Speaking of NYC, that is still a go. I'm looking into getting a room or suite with the timeshare my family is apart of. If I can book it in time I'd only have to pay $150-$200 for a whole week, that's simply amazing! I also think the hotel is close to the Theatre District which is a big plus since I'll be taking in shows other then Equus when I'm there. I'd like to go with my best friend but I need a back up plan in case that falls through. So I'm asking any of my Dan fans now, what are your plans for Equus? I'm going in January, between the semesters and I'll be staying a few days. If the traveling plans with my best friend fall through (hope not, ack) then I can share a room with somebody, or, if it's a suite, possibly two people. I'm going to try to get the room booked by June at the latest.

Also, Washington DC is a go. Mom and I will definetly be going there this summer, probably in June when Congress is still in session. Why then? Well it's after the semester ends and we want to see Congress in session. I'd also love to go there for Independence Day but it's either that or see Congress and frankly, that's hard since I've been raised in a political household. We plan on going to all the Smithsonian museums, various memorials and monuments, take a tour of the FBI, and the US Capital Building. We've done a lot of this the last time I was there (1997) but I'll appreciate it even more! I also want to stand outside the White House gates and glare at it..or if there's a protest, join it! Hopefully it'll be for a cause I'm a part of, hehe. I also want to see cartoondoggy and any other DC\Virginia\Maryland area peeps. Oh, another place we are going to (again) is the Holocaust Museum. I tell you, I'm not looking for to that, but that's natural. It's a place to visit though, and going through the train car makes me cry. The air is so heavy in that car and I feel presences there, it's a soul sucking despair...*shudder*
I'm so excited for DC! Maybe we can also do Boston and Cape Cod (see second cousins!), that'll be nice to do again.

I've signed up for classes but I'm too lazy to look them up right now. I'm looking into volunteer groups and political rallies to join. It would be nice to help out again, I feel like I'm actually doing something for the world and I'm meeting interesting people.

It's been raining basically the whole week here with small thundershowers and hail in parts of the valley (Reseda and Woodland Hills got tons of hail). It'll be nice to see the city once the storm system leaves (early this week I think). It'll be lovely to go to the Culver City hill and take photos or maybe go to another area and take photos of Downtown, which should be absolutely lovely now that the city is cleaned up.

I got a text from Ben who said that it dumped 5 inches in Eugene, OR and the city was basically shut down. I've since learned that Seattle, which really doesn't get snow, also got 5 inches as well as other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Ben promised to take photos and send them to me, I'm really looking forward to those! Speaking of snow, it'll be interesting when I'm in NYC since it'll still be the winter and judging from this season, I'll be a Jewsicle by the time I leave! Keywords: thermal undies.

My computer is working a bit better but it's not perfect. It's working well enough to upload photos so I've been working on the rest of my AZ photos and some shots of the cats. Hopefully I'll get them up this week!

Some memes (I hate that word) to come later!

I haven't used this icon in nearly two years! Ah, memories :)

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harrypotterchic
harrypotterchic
you'll never close my eyes and watch me die.
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)

do you have any idea when Equus ticks go on sale? I'm going in October and haven't heard anything about the sales yet and it's killing me xD


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)

I have absolutely no idea, I need to find out when they go on sale myself so I can book a room!


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)

It's been raining ridiculously up here which sucks since I work outside...:P Oh well, thank god we have Gortex jackets...:)
I am sorry about your problems, gaining all that weight back is not fun I would imagine. I wouldn't do the surgery myself, but if it IS what you want to do go for it. Of course it will be a lot of money and it will push back you moving out even further. Is that what you want? I say join a gym, get a trainer to help you and slowly work it off. Plus trainers can help you with meal plans so you know what to eat and how much and that helps you too.
As for Lasik, they usually will not do if for someone who's prescription keeps changing. You're supposed to have your prescription be the same for about 2 years to be a good candidate. I've had the same prescription since I was 20 so if I had the money I would go for it, but I feel there are more important things for me to save up for (like our wedding and a house...we found a cheap forclosed one we might consider buying...eee! :)
I'm glad you are making some money with your mom, but yea if ANY job opens go for it. Take it from me I have had to deal with some shitty ass jobs in my "career"...I started working at 15, and you can imagine there aren't glamorous jobs for a teen. I had to work at Kragen and that blew hard. Men are such assholes and don't think women can work in a car parts store...it's ridiculous...
Have you looked into being a nanny or pet sitter? I know there are TONS of companies in LA that are looking for either. Maybe google it...
Anywho, good luck with it all. I need to update ridiculously bad soon. I keep running out of time...oh well. I need to do all this housework today and maybe I will have time to update...I have pics galore! :)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)

I think basically the whole west coast is getting a storm. We're getting a break right now, but it should start up again tomorrow I think.

I'd have to find out if it's covered by my medical but if I had to choose between Lap-Band and Lasek, it would be the latter. Well, I'd have to get a consultation. For me, I really need the surgery but I can understand wanting to save for something else. You're saving for your wedding and me? Well I'm saving for NYC ;D

A nanny? For kids? Nooooo way, I am so not a kid person. For me, the only kid I like is an obedient and quiet kid, which is why I don't know if I'd want kids. A pet sitter is a possibility though.



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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)

It seems like it...blarg, I hope it is done soon. I would hate to see my work flood again, that was hell...:(
I hear ya...I'm just saying if it's NOT covered by medical, you might want to just do something cheaper like joining a gym and getting a trainer/nutritionist to help you. Yea I'm saving for my wedding, a new car, a house, etc. :P
Ah I see. It's just that nannies get paid a lot considering you don't do much. hahahaha I've done it a few times...if they are older kids, you don't have to do as much, and even if they are little kids they sleep most of the time...:P
For pet sitting you can even work in a facility, not necessarily going to people's houses...or work in a shelter, they are probably looking for some ACTs or customer service people. I know mine is...:)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)

I think the pay for looking after a kid wouldn't help me if I were in the looney bin ;)
I wouldn't mind being a British nanny, go to England and take care of some rich little British kids and teach them to appreciate life and to let them know that chimney sweeps are a jolly lot....I've had maybe 5 hours of sleep within the last 48 hours, can't you tell? ;)


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)

I suppose...;) I did it for many years and am thankfully sane...;)
ERM, I don't think the nannies over there are different than over here...:P
GO to bed you freak, how can you find a job on no sleep? They will find you creepy and not hire you...;)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)

Lol, I know. I'm overtired and A Spoonful Of Sugar came on :P

If I sleep now I'll wake up at 5pm and not get to sleep later. I'm going job searching tomorrow, I'll take Excedrin PM if I must! Today I am focusing on staying awake and cleaning my room.


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)

Uh huh....weirdo...:P
I hope so...


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cartoondoggy
cartoondoggy
Sara
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)

Ohhh, I'm glad you're taking positive steps to move out. I think moving out will do wonders for your happiness and self-confidence.

Hate to tell you, but you have to Lasik when your eyes become stable. I think mine keep getting worse so I'm not a candidate, yet. :-\ I know what you mean though, contacts are such a hassle.

Holy crap that's a cheap fee for staying a week in NYC! Good deal! Hmmm, as for musicals I take it you've already seen Spamalot? Have you seen Les Miserables? That one was really good.

Oh it would be awesome to meet you after all these years! Keep me in the loop about it. We can see an IMAX together and everything. And I actually haven't been to the Holocaust since I was little so that would be interesting to see too. :)

You're better about volunteering than I am, though I did volunteer for MLK day.

Can't wait to see the photos! :)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)

Bah, my stupid eyes suck.

I know! I remember the last time I Was in NYC it was like...$200 a night, which is decent for Manhattan but still! Sadly I haven't see Spamalot! It's playing in Vegas but I hate Vegas so I don't want to go. I've seen Les Mis :D
I plan on seeing Lion King again, Spamalot, Phantom again, and maybe Wicked again...oh and maybe something else. I have much to save for.

The last time I was in DC I was 14 and kinda a brat so I didn't appreciate the Holocaust museum as much as I should, but it did effect me. That'd be fun...well not the Holocaustt museum, but IMAX!


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cartoondoggy
cartoondoggy
Sara
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)

Nothing like a good IMAX! :D


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