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so uh.... [07 Jul 2005|01:32am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

what exactly, is it that makes people feel the need to vigorously make out around me at shows? I dont go to very many concerts anymore, but lately it seems that at every one i go to, there is a couple who are not paying any attention to whats going on onstage, but as to how far they can cram each others tongues down the others throat, or how can he manage to cop a feel without having to actually remove her top/bra etc. is there a sign on my back or something? i dont get it. at EVERY show there is *THAT* couple, and they always end up standing right next to me. so close you can her the smacking of lips and...well, you get the idea. Yesterday i saw the trio in orlando...and the lameass pair were going at it all crazy like, and he had his hands completely down the back of her jeans...like ALL the way down. its one thing to want to grab her ass, but jesus...do you have to do that in public? i mean, i get it. you like each other. you think the other is really hot. but come on...the point where i can see the bow on the back of your girlfriends g-string is where you need to just stop. seriously. just fucking stop already.

oh. yeah. and the show was pretty cool. i had a really good time. the encore was badass. it was fun.

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to the petercopter!!! [12 Jun 2005|08:36pm]
so yeah. been in chicago for a few days now. Flew in from cali on sunday, and nearly crashed on the way here. We flew through a really bad thunderstorm, and the thought that kept going through my head was 'oh my god, i'm going to die on a plane'. If you didnt know, i hatehateHATE flying, so this made everything ten bajillion times worse. anyway, got here in one piece, and have just been spending time with the grandparents and seeing friends and stuff. Yesterday was wendi's birthday partydinnerthing, so we went to Dick's Last Resort in the city. We were seated at a table on a little dock, literally on the river. it was a really nice nite for once, and fun was had by all. Today gram and i went to this carnival craft fair type thing in libertyville, which was pretty ok. I bought an awesome (as awesome as a blanket can get, i guess) hand-knitted blanket from one my grams friends, so that was cool. tomorrow im heading back into the city to hit up the alley and chicago comics (yes ken, i have your list) and hit up some other stuff, so that should be fun. And since its been a really long time since ive posted a quiz/meme thing, heres one that i think is pretty appropriate.


i stole this from bryan. thanks!!Collapse )

i thought of one that should have been on the list::
"you know how and why the Chicago river is always green.

...or maybe im just being sneaky and making you wonder whats behind the cut. muahahahah. ;)

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word. [02 Jun 2005|07:05pm]
[ mood | okay ]

so yeah. I've been back in Irvine for a week or so now, and its been alright i guess. Its been nice to see my family and going out with Lauren has been really fun. It feels wierd to be back here though. Im not sure why, but something just feels off. Oh well. Havent gone to all the places that ive wanted to hit up, but I guess all that stuff will have to wait for another trip. There are a few people that i totally wouldn't mind just running into, but then there are several people who i absolutely do not want to see. I mean, there's like a bajillion to 1 chance of me seeing them, but still, my luck tends to work that way, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed that i'll escape this trip without running into said people.

Oh, and let me just say that the spectrum is so rediculously huge now. There are so many stores its insane. I remember when it was JUST the movie theater and the foodcourt. Then they opened the Blockbuster Music, which was actually pretty cool, and the first "block" of stores. Now its out of control. seriously.

and since when did it get so cold in southern california?? im freeeeeezing here. I can't leave the house without a hoodie or sweater. i dont remember ever having to do that. maybe i'm just acclimated to the hellishly hot florida weather. i dunno. whatever is is, its lame.

i leave for chicago in a little over a week, to spend a bit with the grandparents. it'll be ok i guess, but not great. I guess i do owe them a visit though. oh well. Theres still a ton of stuff i'd like to do while i'm here, but since lauren is super busy, and i dont talk to any of my 'old' friends, i guess im screwed. ok, i'd better go before my brain rots from boredom.

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grr argh... [19 Jan 2005|01:46pm]
so yeah. yesterday as i was leaving work, as i was pulling out of the parking space i was in, my front bumper caught on the curn and the passenger side ripped off. thats kinda sums up all of last week, with the whole bumper thing being the crowning achievement. I'm gonna get some estimates i guess, (once i find a decent shop to take my stupid car to), but really what i want to do is trade it in for something else and just be done with my p.o.s. oh well.

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... [22 Dec 2004|11:16am]
"In England in 1830, William Hukkison became the first person ever run over by a railroad train. Wouldn't that make you feel stupid? for millions and millions of years there were no trains, then suddenly they have trains, and you get run over?"

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new icon... [14 Dec 2004|04:18pm]
because jesus really IS fucking metal.

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bored. [02 Dec 2004|04:25pm]
[ mood | calm ]

so yeah. i started a new job on tuesday. i'm the new honor court secretary at UF. its basically the easiest job ever. I work 1-5 monday thru friday, and i get paid pretty well to sit around and read, talk on the phone, and occasionally update the honor court case files. So far this semester there have been 9 cases which ive been told is a lot. theres a lot to put in the case files, but the forms materialize over time, so it takes a month or so before the file is complete. so this gives me tons of time to catch up on my reading list (i'm reading survivor by chuck palahniuk right now and am liking it quite a bit.) and just hang out in the office. plus everyone ive met so far is SOOO super nice. i'm pretty happy here so far, and i hope it stays as nice and quiet as it is right now.

seriously, a monkey with a holepunch and "recieved" stamp could do this job.

fortunately, i'm that monkey.

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word. [12 Nov 2004|03:18am]
RED STATE.  BLUE VOTER.

Pass it on.

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blah. [06 Nov 2004|02:36am]
[ mood | confused ]

i feel so torn lately. i like it here in gainesville, and even though its boring and suburban, its nice. i have a really nice new apartment, close proximity to pretty much EVERYTHING and never have to worry about parking. plus, its all really cheap. ive met some really awesome people here, and kens parents are so close, that any time we need anything, we can count on them to help out. ive got a nice, home type thing working here, and i dont want to leave it behind.

but

ive got a chance to move to san francisco to finish school at a pretty good art university, and while i think it would be absolutely fabulous to move there, i have no family there, no friends, so (for better or worse) it would be an adventure, and i'd be with ken, so i wouldnt be alone...
so i dunno. i mean, i really need to move there for school, because i want to be done with it already, and it would be really cool to live there, so i guess i just need to get it together and start planning.

and still...

there is this teeny tiny part of me that misses chicago. of course not the icky things like no parking, living in a crappy expensive apartment, but just living in the city, where theres always something going on, and the daily trek on the bus or the el. i dunno. this is all sounding really stupid, and it is, just late night ramblings from someone who likes the thrill of new places, but feels like they leave a bit of themselves behind with each move.

...remind me not to update this when its late and i'm tired.

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[03 Nov 2004|11:52am]
[ mood | no words can describe ]

so, uh, the people in florida (and in the incestloving3teethinthewholedamntowntruckdrivingbabyfucking central U.S.) are morons. that, or severly retarded.

and john kerry is a pussy for conceiding so fast. you had untill noon tomorrow to finish counting up ALL the votes dubass.

i hate this country, and at this time, am seriously considering moving to canada.

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[02 Nov 2004|12:57am]
tomorrow, ken and i will be out representing for john kerry on the corner of 34th and Archer with a big group of other people. stop by and honk, wave, curse us out, whatever. just come out and show your support for *something*. apathy is like, totally lame and stuff, and hey, at least were not out there holding pictures of dead babies.

anyway, i voted early on saturday, which makes things a whole lot easier, since i figure my ballot wont have to travel across town, so theres less chance of it being "lost" or something. that was the big excitement for the weekend. halloween was chill, since nothing was happening around town. josh and julie stopped by for a while, which was cool. had a good time. today i got a call about a part time administrative job at UF, so im crossing my fingers that they'll call back and schedule an interview...my checking account balance is pretty pathetic and i need a job all soon like.

so uh, yeah. thats it i guess.

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[21 Oct 2004|02:27am]
today was alright. have been having some really intense headaches lately, which i'm chalking up to the anxiety. took some advil, and now i feel a bit better. anyway, earlier ken and i went to the union to help kina out with a project for one of her theater classes. i took a series of pictures that described 3 scenes, and even suggested an idea that they ended up liking and using, which made me feel good. i was glad to be there to give some creative input and help out.

lately everything that i think is cool, i have been describing as 'badass'. now, don't get me wrong, i like the word 'badass', love it even, but i think i use it entirely too much. i find myself saying it almost every time i like something. i go through phases where i use a string of certain words to describe things, i.e. rad, awesome, gnarly, lame, (yeah i sound stupid, i know) but i think i'm at the point where i need to stop using these words. in the past, stuff like this has defined my personality, (around the chicago girls, they know me as the one who uses [used] the word 'rad'.) i'm at the point where i need to stop using words like this to define who i am. i need to grow up and stop sounding like a moron if i have any hope of actually doing something with my life. basically, the girl who says radawesomebadass has no place in the adult world, even if her aspiration is to become a photographer (and the arts usually allow for some leeway in regards to professional conduct, etc.) the radawesomebadassgnarly girl has no place outside of highschool and if she tries to use the words outside of the highschool bubble, all she looks like is someone who's trying to hard.

/end rant.

tonight is going to be one of those 'need to take a couple of xanax in order to sleep' nights. oh well.

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yeah its an update, bitches [14 Oct 2004|02:37am]
so things have been pretty ok since i quit my job. ive had some time to relax, haven't had too take to many pills to quell the anxiety, and have still managed to be semi-productive.

michael moore was here at UF last week, and in between the nader-raiders and bushies, it made for an interesting night. plus sitting front row center (and i do mean front row...as in having the absolute best seats in a 12,000 seat stadium) didnt hurt. even got a picture of him, which was pretty cool.

went to disney last wednesday, as we were *supposed* to see social d at downtown disney, but they endend up postponing the show until the next night, so we ended up staying in orlando an extra night, spending way more money than we originally planned for, and ended up selling the tickets to help recoup expenses. we still had a really good time though, so it all works out.

last night ken and i were over at his parents house for free dinner, and one of meghan's friends, winnaida, was over. shes getting married in december, and i'm taking the pictures. im really stoked about it. i've never shot a wedding before, but i've seen enough wedding pictures at my ex job to get a pretty good idea of what to shoot. plus, she looked at my final book from last semester, and really liked them. so i think i'm going to take some 'pre-wedding' photos....you know, the kind that appear under the engagement notices...anyway, i'll try to organize something, take a few test rolls, to make sure were all on the same page. i'll need a new flash, and i'd lovelovelove to get a new lens...but we'll see. plus, i'll be paid $100, on top of the $50 for developing, and i gave them a list of film to buy, so overall, its a good deal. i've already got some good ideas about how i'll go about shooting the wedding/reception, plus if i totally blow it and the pictures suck (which they wont, but im paranoid heh), she has another friend who wants to take a few rolls as well. so she'll have TONS of pictures, which is a good thing. ive missed taking pictures, and have had several ideas for series, i just havent had the means to work. so this will give me a chance to get behind my camera again.

whooo. so thats about it. applied for a few jobs at UF, and have a few more prospects, so we'll see what happens.

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[29 Sep 2004|02:07am]
[ mood | exanimate ]

i wish i would have waited untill now to post instead of posting a few days ago, as things have changed a bit and i actually have something to talk about.

*note:: it might not be interesting, but its still something.

anyway, after updating on monday, ken and i packed up our gear and headed back to our apartment, only to find that the tree that stodd outside our bedroom window was now leaning on our neighbors balcony. the whole tree was uprooted and pushed about 15 feet to the left. then i noticed that there was a mini stream flowing through the parking lot, from, yup, the pipes that were broken when the tree was uprooted. so we go upstairs, and yep, you guessed it, there was no water. so after being in the apartment for no more than 2 minutes, we jump in the car and go back over to kens parents, where i still am, and dont know when the water stich will be fixed so that i can go home. i think that florida is just doomed to keep getting hit bu hurricanes until the whole damn state breaks off and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. it would be an improvement, lemme tell you.

enough about the hurricane. today was pretty good. ran a few errands that needed to be done, went to rafferty's for dinner, which was ok, tho i wasnt very hungry. saw 'sean of the dead' which was really good. nothing like a good zombie filled romantic comedy. heh. it was really good tho, dont let my really bad description deter you from seeing it (if you havent already, considering that this town is quite possibly the LAST PLACE ON EARTH that hasnt gotten it until now). next week should be a winner too. michael moore is coming to UF on monday, and ken and i will hopefully have seats on the floor. keeping my fingers crossed about that. then wednesday is the social d show in orlando. it'll be a year to the day since i last saw them, which is interesting, so i'm looking forward to that. looking forward to seeing 'a dirty shame' which will probably happenm this week, so i should have listed it in the 'this week' part of the entry. oh well. the best part???

i dont have to go back to work.

anyway, i'm off to try and get some sleep on the oh-so-not-comfortable couch.

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[27 Sep 2004|02:36pm]
[ mood | relieved ]

uh. so yeah. the hurricane came through here, but we only lost power for an hour or so. not much was damaged, so that was good. much easier to deal with than frances.

and i quit my job today. it was getting to the point where i was having panic attacks before work. i had to go to the immediate care center saturday, because i was having chest pain...the diagnosis...anxiety (most of which could be attributed to work issues). so i now am job free for a while, and all zanax'd up. thats pretty much it.

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ssdd [08 Sep 2004|01:46am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

so yeah. today was the first day back at work since stupido hurricane frances slammed gainesville. the entire town was out of power for at least a day (some still dont have power. ouch). craaaaazy wind and rain. basically a giant mess. oh, and the wind blew shingles off the roof of my apartment, so now i have water spots on the ceiling, and part of it looks like its buckleing and about to cave in. good times. i need to remember to stop by the office tomorrow to make sure that the roofing people are gonna stop by and fix this pronto...we're supposed to get a ton more rain in the next few days...oh well. it was kens birthday today, so we hung out a bit after work and went to this super good japanese restaurant for dinner. it was so good. tomorrow the boy and i are gonna bum around town and run a few errands and just enjoy my day off.

oh yeah...i wanna quit my job. i pretty much hate it. blah.

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[31 Aug 2004|01:40am]
i want to move back to california. really, really, badly.

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*yawn* [22 Aug 2004|10:34am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

so yeah. i woke up at 8:08 this morning...a total bust. the days that i can actually sleep in and not have to go to work, i wake up super early. oh well. anyway, been a busy week. worked most of it, except i had to call out on thursday due to my icky stomach hurting like crazy. i called my doctor to figure the whole perscription mess out, her assistant tells me that before my insurance will authorize this one medication, i have to try at least 1 other. so i say ok, and go to pick up the new one...which ended up costing me...drumroll....

$120.00

...yes, you just read one hundred and twenty dollars. and that was just the copay. i pay like, 20% on perscriptions...even so, im still paying about $4 per pill. so that is some damn expensive meds. oh well, they keep me from wanting to stab myself in the stomach to ease the pain, so i guess its worth it.

work has been pretty good. i was told friday that lance, the other black and white printer "no longer works here", which means more hours for me. plus, lisa told me that i was doing really well there, so that made me happy. its nice to be validated. i dunno if lance quit or was fired, but all i know is that when i walked into the darkroom, it was a total mess. there were 2 unfinished orders, and another one half open. it looked like he just walked out in the middle of whatever he was doing. i dunno. i now work 11-6, which is nice since now i'll be getting off work 2 hours earlier.

ken, josh, julie and i went to see garden state friday. i really dug it. yeah, it was just basically a series of images tied together with an ok story, but i dunno...there was just something about it that i really liked. guess im just a sucker for a nice picture. thats ok tho.

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charlie blows...literally [13 Aug 2004|05:21pm]
[ mood | okay ]

- 2 oz light rum
- 2 oz dark rum
- 2 oz passion fruit juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp simple syrup
- 1 tbsp grenadine
- Garnish: orange slice and cherry

Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.


so no real significant wind or anything here yet...but apparently the roads all around town are being closed. the major highway (I 75) is closed all the way from here to georgia. the nice thing is, is that i got the day off of work. they closed down an hour before i was scheduled to work. the bad thing is...if nothing happens up here, everything (and i do mean everything) in town will be closed. oh well.

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wow [10 Aug 2004|02:09am]
its official. i have no family other than my dad, step mom and ken's family. im done with everyone else. utterly and totally done.

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