March 30, 2007

So, I finally know how much rectifiying this whole iPod fiasco is going to cost me.
$144.00 plus shipping.
Gross huh.

March 25, 2007

I'm very sad. Can you tell?
My iPod is broken.
I had to look at this depressing little iCon flashing on the screen.
I must admit, I shed a few tears.
How did this come about, you are asking? was an accident you see. Stupid, really.
You know those silver magnets that you throw in the air and they stick together? Well, ok that's not really a very good description. Bear with me.
Sophie was taking a bath and I needed something to do until she was ready to actually get clean. I was playing with said magnets. They're cheap entertainment. I went to lay down on Dad's bed and was going to finish watching March of the Penguins.
I had the magnets in my hand as I reached into my pocket to grab my iPod.
Well, you know how magnets are. They're very clingy.
It was only for 3 or 4 seconds, but the damage had been done.
Suddenly the emperor penguin and his egg were gone and all that was left was the sad little iPod and the sound of whatever's inside an iPod grinding away. It was a disturbing sound.
So now my task is to fix it. I'm not sure what or where or when exactly. I'm trying not to worry about it and I'm especially trying not to think about how much it's going to cost me. However, money is no object. My pod is like my child. I didn't realize how much I use it until I can't anymore.
Oh well. What's done is done. I'll get it fixed, but I will have to be tuneless in the meantime.

March 23, 2007

Summer is nearly upon me. Sort of... Almost...
Ok, technically spring just barely started, but still. It's a beautifully, gorgeous day outside, and although I'm cooped up at a desk today, I'm determined not to complain about it.
I'm already having wonderful daydreams about waterskiing...sunshining...flipflops and swimming rocks and blue-green water...mmmm...
Oh sorry. I dozed off for a second.
Just the fact that I don't have to wear a coat anymore is cause for a party. Just a light jacket in the evenings? I can totally handle that.
KT Tunstall-Suddenly I See

March 11, 2007

For those interested, my journey to Rascal Flatts can be found here.

March 10, 2007

I own a car.
I could never say that until yesterday. I'll say it again, just cause I can. I own a car. All by myself.
Granted it's not quite as fun as Lianne's Lexus or Aubrey's Mazda 6, but hey.
It runs and it's mine.
This is not a picture of my car. My car is sitting in front of my house and I would take a picture of it, but it's dark outside. This looks just like my car. Same strange, purple-y color and everything. But my car doesn't have a big blue sign that says 1997 on it.
My bank now owns my soul, but only for a year. Maybe less than a year if I can pay it off quicker.
This whole car owning/buying business is stressful stuff. Maybe not to anyone else but it has been for me. Loans and titles and bill of sales and registrations...
I think ownership should be determined by who has the key. If someone hands over the key, it's yours. Period. End of transaction.

March 05, 2007

So, I had a really awesome weekend. Overall I'm feeling good. Peaceful is probably a good way to put it. That doesn't happen often for me. I feel as if I've shed another layer from my "onion of issues." That's always a good thing.
Aside from the fact that my voice is totally gone (I couln't speak at ALL), everything is good today. I had to miss work yesterday due to my vocal infirmities, but I made it alright today. I'm struggling to keep from squeaking on the radio and people have been making fun of me all day. I had some guy from an alarm company tell me that it should clear up in about 10 days. I was a little perplexed, but I appreciated his concern.
I took 9 hours of work off this weekend, but I still feel like I've been slaving away for days and days. I'm really glad to have some days off. I need to catch up on my sleep, my Flickr project, and my sanity.
I have Rascal Flatts to look forward to on Friday though. That should keep me going.

March 03, 2007

The countdown begins! In exactly 78 days I will be in Denver, Colorado. At exactly 7:30 pm, Mountain Standard Time, I will be at the Buell Theater in Denver, Colorado. At exactly 7:30 pm, Mountain Standard Time in Denver, Colorado, I will be viewing Wicked, The Musical live.
I'm paying good money for this trip so it better be good. I'm so excited.

March 02, 2007

Katharine McPhee-Ordinary World

March 01, 2007

Bored, Bored, Bored

1. What time did you get up this morning? 2:30 PM
2. Diamonds or pearls? I really like both actually. Pearls have really grown on me lately. I'm still wanting a nice strand of real ones. Of course, every girl loves diamonds.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Number 23
4. What is your favorite TV show? Current-American Idol All time fave-ER
5. What did you have for breakfast? Slept through breakfast, I had a Lean Cuisine for dinner though.
6. What is your middle name? Nicole
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Depends on my mood, I love Mexican and Italian.
8. What foods do you dislike? Onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, anything that lives in the ocean.
9. Your favourite Potato Chip? cheddar & sour cream or salt & vinegar
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I'm loving Chris Daughtry right now.
11. What kind of car do you drive? Hmm, today? My Geo Prizm. Tomorrow? Who knows.
12. Favorite sandwich? Urban Cowboy from Gandolfos or turkey on foccacia from Kneaders
13. What characteristics do you despise? Stupidity, control-freaks, ignorance.
14. Favorite item of clothing? Um, I'm really liking my new shoes today. I always love a good pair of jeans too.
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Realistically? I'm looking forward to my trip to Denver. Wicked, here we come! Anywhere in the world? Hawaii, Europe, Mexico (but not Tijuana ever again! Can you say scary?)
16. What color is your bathroom? Which one? The one I use is kind of just white. The one I painted is brown/white/silverish-blue
17. Favorite brand of clothing? Abercrombie, Aeropostale
18. Where would you want to retire? Hmm, it probably doesn't matter so much where. I plan on traveling, and as long as I'm with someone I love, it won't make a difference.
19. Favorite time of day? Night. I don't have a choice. I never see daylight.
20. Favorite sport to watch? Volleyball anytime, basketball is fun to watch in person
21. Where were you born? American Fork Utah
22. Who do you most expect to send this back? Whoever is as bored as I am right now.
23. What laundry detergent do you use? Whatever Mom buys
24. Coke or Pepsi? Definitely Coke, Diet of course...
25. Are you a morning person or night owl? Night owl. See #19
26. What size shoe do you wear? 11
27. Do you have pets? Cooper the dog and Bird/Featherby/Lulu the parakeet
28. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? It is officially my last week of graveyards for two whole months!!!
29. What did you want to be when you were little? Astronomer and Marine Biologist
30. Favourite candy bar? Snickers, Symphony, any dark chocolate
31. What is your best childhood memory? Lake Powell (still is), playing with Taylor
32. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Mervyn's slave, 911 Goddess
33. What color underwear are you wearing? Green
34. Do you have any piercings? Just my ears.
35. What is your favourite number? 5, 7, 24. (My jersey #'s, lame I know.)
36. Eye color? Blue
37. Ever been to Africa? Negative
38. Ever been toilet papering? Yup.
39. Love someone so much it made you cry? Very much so
40. Been in a car accident? Yes. (Stupid snow.)
41. Croutons or bacon bits? Um...both I guess.
42. Favorite day of the week? Depends on my work schedule. These days I like Wednesdays.
43. Favorite Restaurant? Ruby River, The Dodo, Macaroni Grill
44. Favorite Flower? Roses, Calla Lillies, Gerber Daisies
45 Favorite ice cream? Mostly anything chocolate or fruity
46. Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney
47. Favorite fast food restaurant? Ugh, I hate fastfood. I've had way to much of it to say I have a favorite.
48. What color is your bedroom carpet? Green
49. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None, I passed.
50. What do you do? What do I do what? For work? When I'm bored? Right now? Right now I'm sitting at work, being bored, typing this stupid survey and watching Cops on tv.
51. What are you listening to right now? Officers on the radio
52. What is your favorite color? Green
53. Lake, ocean or river? Lake (Powell!) Although I'm pretty sure I'd like the ocean if I got to see it more though.
54. How many tattoos do you have? Zero
55. What are you most afraid of? Being trapped in my house by a fire (thanks a lot Dad)
56. What's your natural hair color? Red
57. What are you currently reading? Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
58. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Olive Green
59. What was your favorite toy as a child? Hmm, I loved that toy workbench we got for Christmas one year, I loved the doll that you put jewels on her with the magic wand, I loved my dollhouse.
60. Last person you went to dinner with? Aubrey and Jason. We went to Tepanyaki's. Yum.
61. Ford or Chevy ? Um...Ford I guess. I don't feel strongly one way or the other.
62. Summer or winter? Summer.
63. What is under your bed? Blankets, probably some socks...
64. Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Neither. I'll take Crystal Light.
65. Cappuccino or Coffee? Don't drink either. I love the taste of both though.
66. Do you Smoke? Negative
67. Do you Swear? I try not to. It doesn't always works.
68. Do you Sing? In the car and sometimes in the shower.
69. Do you Shower Daily? Yup
70. Have you Been in Love? Not sure.
71. Have you gone Skinny Dipping? Yes I have. Proud to admit it.