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Monday, April 14th, 2008
7:37 pm
Today was a pretty emotional day at school. Found in my 1st period class that Giff won't be coming back to teach next term. She was "let go". Basically they didn't have a March class come in this year (they have new classes start in March, July and September) and now the next class isn't coming til July, and the March class is gone this next quarter (in 2 weeks) on their externship. So basically there's only going to be 50 students to be taught and they had 6 teachers on payroll. So they had to lay off 2 of them. The 2 best teachers there were. Heather and Giff. Heather taught A&P I & II. And while Heather was hard, she freaking pushed you and made you understand the shit. And Giff has been a tech for like 20 years so she just knows what she's doing. Of course they leave us with the youngest instructor who decided she was too lazy to redo an outline and test because the outline/test didn't match our book, since an old book was being used. I just don't understand how we're losing 2 good teachers. Quite frankly that makes me nervous as hell. I'm not paying $30,000 so I can not get a good education. Melissa doesn't know what she's talking about half the time. If she knows a subject, she's good.. but this term she taught Clin Lab IV which was over the different liver/kidney tests and Serology/Virology/Immunology and then our latest test was over Cytology. She had never taught the class before so she really didn't know much about it. She basically just read us the notes and was like, "here you go. You have a test next week". Da fuck? I don't pay $30,000 to a school where I can easily do that shit on my own. Argh. So frustrating.

So our whole class (Septembers, most of the Julys and a couple March students) had a meeting after school today with the Department Head and Dr. Coates (our program's veterinarian) and it got pretty emotional. One girl started to cry and I almost cried. It lasted close to an hour and a half and most people just said what they had to say. I just don't know what to think. Apparently Mrs. Husband is going to teach Radiology I and Melissa is going to teach Radiology II and that kind of worries me because Giff always taught Radiology AND VTNE which is the course to prep us to sit for the NATIONAL board exam, which we have to pass in order to become a registered vet tech and as of now there's about a 52% passing rate. Great. I'm fucked if Melissa is teaching VTNE.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
9:13 pm
Finals are next week. Hoooly shit! I can't believe I've been in school for almost 2 months already. Crazy shit. That means I'll be graduating in almost a year. December 19th or something, next year!
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
8:21 pm
I want to ask a favor of everyone:

Go here: http://smartpunk.com/contest2007/index.php

And vote for Just Surrender to play the Smartpunk stage on Warped Tour. Please do it even if you don't really care if they get on Warped or not, or don't really even know/like them. But they're my boys and they deserve it. Being on Warped Tour would be amazing exposure for them. SO HELP MY BOYS OUT!

You do have to sign up for an account to vote. And if you'd like, you can vote for them everyday up until May 15th. :)

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
10:06 pm

It's always the ones I'm closest to that end up leaving.

:( :( :( :(
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
2:12 pm
My dog died this morning. :( Not my dog, Rosie, who lives with me, but my dog, Silly, who is at my dad's house. She had a stroke this morning, and they called their vet and their vet wouldn't see her, cause they didn't have an appointment, which I think is fucking bullshit. A 16 year old dog is having a stroke, I think you can put her a little higher up on the priority list. So they had to take her to another vet, and she was in too much pain, so they put her down.

I didn't even get to see her one last time. :(

RIP Silly.

Sunday, January 1st, 2006
1:22 pm
New Year's Eve was pretty much badass.

Drunkness like what.

Friday, October 28th, 2005
1:55 am
I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me.

Friends only, bitches.

Comment to be added.

PS: If I'm already on your friend's list, no need to comment back on here. This is just a new friend's only entry.

Current Mood: hyper
Sunday, August 21st, 2005
2:54 am
I just recently made a LJ community for Just Surrender [formerly known as A Second Chance], so if you're a fan of them, you should join it.

Monday, August 1st, 2005
1:16 am
Put your ear to the speaker and choose love or sympathy, but never both.
10 days.

So, tomorrow I work from 10-4 and then afterwards, I am driving to Columbus to see Just Surrender & Hit the Lights. Am I excited? Buddy, you better believe it. No one knows how long/much I've been wanting to see this band. Since last April.

Then Tuesday I gotta wake up again at 10 and I am going to see The Drama Summer in Cincinnati. TDS is good music. They're from Toledo. Check them ouuuut. I haven't seen them since February probably. I have no idea who else is playing.

Then Wednesday, I assume I have the day off and I am driving to Toled to see Just Surrender & Hit the Lights again.

I might have a new phone soon. I hope. I was browsing the Sprint site last night and I notice they have a new upgrade program where if you've had an account with Sprint for 12 months consecutively, you can save $75 on a new phone. But since I lost mine, I don't know if I'd have to trade mine in or what, I wouldn't think so, since I'd be paying money on it, but who knows? The cheapest phone is $150, so if I could take $75 off of that.. it would be lovely. I feel so incredibly lost without a phone. You don't realize how useful a phone is, until you don't have one. I have my Sidekick, but it's prepaid for now.. so I don't like to use it as a phone, really. Prepaid eats away your minutes.


I should not have slept until 5pm today, cause I will not be able to fall asleep til 5am probably. And I have to wake up at 8. Lovely.

Oh yeah, JamisonParker is going to be in Cleveland on September 16th or 17th or something like that. I really want to go. I've been listening to their new songs on purevolume. So good.

Current Mood: awake
Friday, July 29th, 2005
10:58 pm
This is the soundtrack playing in the back of our restless lives.
My life is pretty boring these days. Indeed. Then again, I guess it could be worse. I could not have a job, and not have a car and I'd have to sit at home on my ass all day. Which I don't. So like I said, it could be worse. And I could have no money to go to no shows, and that would be the most tragic day ever. That is pretty much the only reason I have held a job as long as I have. I know the day I don't have a job, I won't have money and I won't have shows to go to. To some people it's like whatever, but I need shows and music to keep me sane. True story. Which is basically why I chose shows over having the ability to make more money. I could have moved up as a shift supervisor at KFC, but I knew I'd have to limit my shows, and I can't have that. Happiness is first.

Sunday is Warped Tour in Detroit. Guess who won't be there? Fuck me and my broke ass. I really wanted to be there, I really did. I wanted to see The Academy more than anyone, and that won't be happening now. But hey, it's not like I haven't seen The Academy like 20+ times anyways, haha.

I gave Travis a ride home tonight and these 2 girls I work with [Heather and Danielle], they're all like, oooh, you like Travis. I didn't realize just because I talk to a guy and give him rides home from work meant I liked him. Sure, he's a cool dude, and it's fun when we talk, but I don't like him like that. I like someone else, but my luck works amazing these days. Let me tell you what.

I have no sound on my computer and it's pissing me off. It did this to me last time and I don't know how to get it back. The only solution would be to reformat my computer and I don't want to go through all of that bullshit.

12 days!

Current Mood: exhausted
Monday, July 25th, 2005
4:39 pm
Don't like what I have to say in my LJ? Well, I've got a solution for you.


It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that out.

So either you get over it or.. well, you don't.

Current Mood: irritated
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
8:12 pm
Another sentence this all could be over. Your words are like weapons, but can't you protect me?
I was looking on the Sprint site to see what their cheapest phones are and the cheapest one is like $150. Ummmm, suck? I still need to call Sprint and have them turn my phone service off until I get a new phone, but it sucks cause I'll probably have to pay something to get it turned back on. Or maybe they do it differently if the phone itself is lost? Anyone know? I am still super pissed I lost my phone.

Lately I have been doing nothing except listening to the new Just Surrender album. Oh man, it's so amazing. I love it. On the drive back from Cleveland, pretty sure I listened to 'Tell Me Everything' and 'Our Work of Art' on repeat about 20 times. I can't stop listening to those songs. If anyone has not picked up that album, or listened to them.. you need to. Ferreal. I am proud to say I'll finally be seeing them on August 1st in Columbus.. after listening to them for over a year. I may trek it to Toledo to see them, too. Since they're also playing with Hit the Lights, whom I love as well.

I go back to work on Tuesday @ 4. I don't want to go back to work. It has felt good being off for the past whatever days. I've gotten a nice little tan on my upper arm. My legs still look ghostly though.

I've gotta buy another refill card for my Sidekick. It has that little data services insufficient icon.

This one time after Warped Cleveland, me and Desiree were in Taco Bell. And that same time.. we ran into some band from Chicago called The Dog and Everything, and we didn't know who they were. The guy Augie was excited we knew/liked PWT's and all. I just listened to them, and they are actually pretty good. True story.

ALMOST TWO WEEKS! August12thgetherekthanks.

PS. I know it sounds annoying when I keep on talking about August 12th, but that day is just going to rule all. Punchline + Tank + Zolof + Desiree + Danielle = <333 Those couple days are going to rule hardcore. I've got some plans to hook up Danielle and Billy C. hahaha.

Current Mood: calm
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
9:01 pm
I am currently in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. I am staying with my mom for a few days. Til Tuesday. I haven't seen her in forever. They have 2 swimming pools in the apartments they live in. Yeah yeaaaah. You know where I'll be everyday. Tomorrow is the little get together at the lake in Michigan. Jet ski, tubing, all of that good stuff. It's going to rule.

On another note, since when does Warped Tour sell out? DOUBLE U TEE EFF. I was SUPPOSED to go to the Cincinnati Warped today, but I get there and it was SOLD OUT. I have never known a Cincinnati one to sell out. I was pretty much sad. Granted, I went yesterday and it ruled [more to come on that], but I had a lot of fun yesterday. And it sucked how I went all the way to the venue [50 minutes each way] and it was sold out. Mother effer. And I won't be going to Detroit now since I realized I am so broke and I don't get paid til the 1st, Detroit is on the 31st. Lovely. I did TWO Warped dates this year. I suck at life. Last year I did 7.

So anyways, yesterday ruled. We got there after it started, but it's all good. We had to walk like 50 million miles. Who charges $20 for parking? EFF YOU. But anyways, I really liked the lineup.. all in a row at the same mainstage was The Starting Line, Mest, Hawthorne Heights and Fall Out Boy. So I got to keep my awesome spot. I was 2 people back on the left side. It got craaaazy during HH, but I was rockin out. Them doing 'Angels With Even Filthier Souls' just made my day. I love that song like whoa. And FOB just ruled like always. They always amaze me. So after FOB I left the main stage area to get some water.

Oh, and I am pretty much awesome. I lost my phone in the pit during FOB. Yesss. Gotta love it. I was piiissed. Good thing it wasn't my 'kick though. I would have criiiied. So Matchbook went on at 5:15, so I made my way over to the other main stage for them. I ended up two people back in the center. There were these stupid bitches who were in the front row and weren't there for Matchbook and they're just standing there and getting mad cause I'm being pushed into them. Yeah, eff you. I'll sing in your ear twice as loud just to piss you off. Haha, god.. I'm such a bitch. I love it. I got a Judas pick. Some guy caught it and gave it to me. Scooore. Aaron kept on looking at me all weird from his drum kit. Probably a "I haven't seen you in forever!" type look. Cause I haven't talked to him since February. Aaron is pretty much awesome.

So a while later I FINALLY find Jenny. Let me tell you, it ain't easy with a lost phone. So then a little bit later Bleed the Dream goes on. Oh yeah, I talked to Keith prior to their set. He's so nice. But they did awesome. I can't help, but getting teary eyed when they do 'Broken Wings' and talk about Scott. After BTD, Gym Class went on. Aweeeesomeness. Pete came onstage during Kid Echo. GRANTED, I would have loved for Patrick to come on Cupid's Chokehold instead, but you know.

We left a little bit later after hanging out at the Gym Class tent for a bit. Seth is a BITCH! hahah kidding. Disashi made fun of me kinda for being on my Sidekick. haha. "There she go Sidekickin' it *imitates me*"

20 days, my people! 20 days. 20 days more than I want to wait, but yes.

That is all I've got. Which is quite a lot.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
12:02 am
How do I address a letter to my generation? Soooonny she said.. save yourself the postage.
Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 07:30 PM

I might have just shat myself. Two days before my birthday at that! We're there, fo sho.

I got my check today. $439. WHAT THE EFF? That suuuucks.
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
6:39 pm
See, the months they don't matter. It's the days I can't take. When the hours move to minutes and I'm seconds away. <3

I am counting down the days til Milwaukee. It seriously just CAN NOT get here soon enough. August 12th. Me. Danielle. Desiree. Punchline. Milwaukee. Tank. Zolof. Oh em gee.. it can't get here soon enough. I miss you. <3 I look back on past entries and laugh. It reminds me of how awesome of a time the Punchline shows were. Milwaukee will be even better! I try and think of it topping the other shows and it doesn't seem like it could, but it WILL happen. <3 7 1/2 hour car drive = loooooads of sing alongs.

I am so excited that after tomorrow, I am free of KFC for a whole week. 5 days of PAID vacation. Rock on. Wednesday is Mest in Toledo, Thursday is Cleveland Warped, Friday is Cincinnati Warped [by myself :(], and if all goes accordingly, me and Danielle will be seeing Spitalfield in Cleveland. Heccck yes.

I hung out with my best friend last night. Which was awesome cause we usually don't get to do that a whole lot. With her being pregnant and all, and me working a lot for the past few months. But it was a lot of fun.

I don't work until 4 tomorrow. Sleep in. YESSS. My manager calls me today and asks me if I'd switch hours with this other girl Danielle I work with. I was supposed to work 10-5 and she worked 4-CL and she wanted to switch. WHY SURE! I'm not gonna knock a chance to sleep in.

Current Mood: bored
Friday, July 15th, 2005
7:32 pm
Let that windshield break your fall.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday was basically awesome. Monday we started the drive to Nina's. It was kinda long, but kinda fun. Tuesday we went to see The Academy Is.., Days Away, Plain White T's and June in Toledo. Same show the next day in Columbus.

+Sing alongs in the car.
-Long drives.
-Some creepy old dude staring at us at the gas station.
- Nina's psycho neighbor.
+70 MPH speed limit in Michigan. HECK YES! I love it.
+Being the line at the Toledo show. We got there before ANY bands. We rule at life.
-It starting to rain.
+Meeting some cool ass people in line.
-Shady bitches. DON'T FUCK WITH ME.. or I'll cut your head off.

Hoooooly shit!Collapse )

Basically, it's chaos when me, Desiree and Danielle go to a show. Haha. I can't wait til August [11th]12th[13th]. Trip to Milwaukee. HECK YES.

I get my vacation the 19th through the 25th. I'm pretty excited. Mest on the 20th and Warped Tour on the 21st and 22nd. But I don't have any other shows other than that. I might go to the Action Action/Spitalfield show in Cleveland. Not sure yet. Maybe I'll find some other shows to hit up as well.

Current Mood: good
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
2:03 am
Hooooooooly shit.

So yeah, I just got home from two awesome days of June, Plain White T's and The Academy Is.. LOVE. It feels good to be in clothes that don't reek of sweat. I am not even kidding. Between sweat and water, I don't know which I had more of on my clothes. Kinda disgusting.

Real update later. Kinda.
Sunday, July 10th, 2005
6:47 pm
Last night was the Punchline/Zolof show in Cincinnati. Amazing.

I love my liiiiiiife!Collapse )
Friday, July 8th, 2005
11:24 pm
Time for the lovely update. I am mainly posting this for Danielle and Desiree.. so they can laugh their ass of, so yes.

+Being the very first ones in line at the Cleveland show.
+Ending up with front row.
+Desiree and I singing horribly off key during 'The World'.
-The stupid bitch next to us.. which we made it a point to annoy her.
+Saw Tony!
-Reel Big Fish's horribly long set. Not so much horrible, fuck.. who plays for 2 hours, though?
+Zolof growing on me.
+Being the only one singing HORRIBLY offkey during The World. EMBARASSING MUCH?!
+PJ thinking me and Danielle were related. Hahahaha.
+Staring at Desiree when her and PJ were talking.. so they both turn around and PJ waves at us.

Eh, I'll just cut to the chase. Time for the quotes. There were a lot of funnies, but pretty much.. they all happened at the Columbus show. I'm stealing some of Danielle's so I make sure I get them all.

+"What was it like graduating with christ?" [on Desiree's old age] -PJ
+"Was he voted most likely to save the earth?" -PJ
+"I snort lines but only off a hookers ass.. and they have to be over 40" -PJ
+"No, I don't do that, I just do crank, off a gay prostitutes ass" -PJ
+"So, I see you guys are still waiting by my dumpster" -PJ
+"What's your name?" -PJ
"That's Slutty D!" -me
"Slutty D?" -PJ
"What's up Slutty D?" -PJ
"Hey" -Danielle
"Sooo, is it true?.." -PJ
+"Wow, you're a real comedian, does that come naturally or something you had to learn?" -PJ
+"How'd it turn out?"
"Oh man, it's so ugly!"
"It's all because of him [PJ]
"You know, you didn't talk all night, and when you decide to, it's an insult towards me"
+"Nobody likes me as their favorite, I'm just the drummer"
"You're my favorite!"
+I like TITS!"
+"Hiiiiiii!" -Tank [Zolof drummer]
"You have the toughest attitude out of the bunch" -Tank to me
"I can't call her that!" -Tank
"You guys are awesome!"
"You guys are so mean to each other" -Tank
"She hates everyone equally!"
"No sluts allowed!" -Danielle on the PJ slut
"Has anyone ever told you, you look like Casey from Hawthorne Heights" -Danielle to Andrew from Zolof.
+Where's the party tonight?" -PJ
"At my house!" -Danielle
"No, it's in Danielle's pants!" -PJ
+"Are you a good dancer?" -PJ
+"I could see her nipple" -PJ
+"Are you two related?" -PJ
+Big Old Butt" -Tank
+"That's Slutty D"
"And that's B.O.B.. which stands for Big Old Butt"
*laughing hysterically*
"She likes that"
+"You guys seem to be about the bitches and sluts" -Tank
"I've got ho's in different... area codes"
"You're a whore"
"Yeah! A man whore".

Me and Danielle are going to the Cincinnati show tomorrow. It should be fun times. Duuuuh.

I know this update sucks, but I can't think at the moment.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
9:13 am
Leave for the Punchline show in t minus 1 hour. I'm pretty much excited.

Today = Punchline in Cleveland
Thursday = Punchline in Columbus
Friday = Punchline in Detroit
Saturday = Punchline in Cincinnati
Monday = pick up Desiree + Slutty D/drive to Nina's
Tuesday = The Academy Is.., June, Plain White T's and Days Away in Toledo
Wednesday = The Academy Is.., June, Plain White T's and Days Away in Columbus
20th = Warped Tour Indianapolis
21st = Warped Tour Cleveland
22nd = Warped Tour Cincinnati

These next 2 weeks are pretty much going to ruuuule. And I am ready for it. And if my work tries to be douchebags about the days I want off, I just won't go to work. Haha, and that's all there is to it.

They tried to be douchebags about the days I wanted off this week. I had requested to have today and Friday off and to work til 4 on Thursday and Saturday. I go in yesterday and what do I see?

Wednesday OFF
Thursday 11-7
Friday 11-8
Saturday 4-CL

I was like, WHAT THE FUUUUCK?! That shit ain't gonna fly with me. So my manager comes in and I'm like, Chris.. I want to talk to you about the schedule. He was like, just take off whatever day you want.. [in the most snotty tone ever.] It's like, I didn't get an attitude with you about it, so I don't expect you to get one back. So later on he asked me what days I need off and I explained to him. So he gave me Friday AND Saturday off on top of today, and he has me working til 4 tomorrow. I told him I could work til at least 5 on Saturday and he's like, well.. I don't need you in the morning.. blahblahblah I need closers. Ummm, sorry. don't know what to tell you.

At first when I went up to him, he was like.. remember, they're just requests. I was like, yeah, but I've had mine in there for at least a month.. Danielle had hers in there like two days before the schedule was made and she got her 3 or 4 days off. And if you truely had a problem with my requests, you should have said something to me and not like one day before one of the shows.

One of the shifts was like, are you seeing the same band two nights in a row? I was like, four. She was like, you're going to see the SAME band do the SAME songs 4 nights in a row? "Ummm.. yeah". People just don't get it.

It's time to look for a new job. That's all I know. I am tired of their BS.

With all that aside, I have the cookies made and I am getting ready for the Cleveland show. I'll be on my Sidekick all week.. so feel free to IM/text me.

IM = theacademyiswhat
Text = 93755734

I'll probably update Sunday or so.
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