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Monday, June 8th, 2009
10:49 pm
Today's Horoscope for Aquarius
For the week of June 8-14: Just get started on a happier, healthier, less toxic way forward this week. You've earned the right to breathe freely without constantly peering over your shoulder, waiting for the ax to fall. Take charge of your passionate, sometimes skyrocketing emotions. Put a leash on 'em and keep them under control. Don't allow fear or anger to butt into your life and take away your hope, confidence or brilliance. You are one of a kind. Chances are no one fully understands you - but that's okay. You can still feel loved, respected and become extremely successful even when others figure you're the lovechild of an extraterrestrial and a human. You've been through more during the past two years than most people experience in an entire lifetime. And look at you: You are still standing. Your brilliance and mental toughness have kept you going. This week strongly suggests that you prepare for a new phase (a great one) away from the usual interruptions and annoyances. Do things right and you'll get the relief and well-earned lucky break you've been hoping for. Weekly touchstones: Smoky Quartz, Emerald.
Career Meter: 9

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, June 28th, 2007
8:09 pm
rant
i broke my nail in the car door yesterday and have very limited use of my right middle finger now ... i need to take the acrylic off, but it hurts so bad ... but it keeps bending back in the meantime which makes it hurt worse. :-(

work blows. i'm so sick of it. they're starting to try and micro-manage me more and more, and there's really no need for it.

i want to go back on vacation. the cruise was awesome, and i'd love to spend more time in jamaica. and our three-year anniversary mid-cruise was nice as well ... i'll post pictures soon on myspace.

Current Mood: irritated
Saturday, May 12th, 2007
2:49 pm
I just realized something while reading Marie's last entry ... Only 4 weeks and 1 hour until our cruise departs for a week of blissful lack of responsibilities!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! This will be my first real vacation since I started working 3 years ago ... The longest I have been away from work during that time is perhaps a week, and usually due to electricity losses following the hurricanes in 2004 and 2005.

I CAN'T WAIT!!! I think I will go try to work on my base tan out on my little excuse for a patio ... I wish this place had a pool or something. Or that I was motivated enough to drive out to the beach. Ah well. Happy Saturday all!

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
11:21 pm
Oh, I have finally broken down and joined MySpace ... Not that I quite know what to do with it yet, but I have it. Drop me a line if you want. 'Kay, that's it. Thankees!

Current Mood: bored
Monday, November 20th, 2006
7:24 pm
Haha, I like this one...
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In May I helped carebear44 hide a body (-173 points). Last Monday I signed my organ donor card (28 points). In April bumblebeeeyes and I robbed a bank (-50 points). In March I put money in blowtorch16's expired parking meter (14 points). Last Wednesday on a flight to LA, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-221 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!

Sincerely,
liquidamethyst

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Today was a long day at work ... I cannot wait for Wednesday afternoon, when I get to leave work and not come back in until next Monday. Hooray for 4 days off! And lots of great food on Thursday. Mmm!

Current Mood: drained
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
9:43 am
YAYAYAYAY!
GO GATORS!!!

I must say, I was worried for a few minutes during the first half, after LSU got the first TD of the game and then when they almost got that second one (that was taken back -- thank you, flagontheplay!) ... But the Gators got going and LSU stopped coming and started making stupid mistakes. Ah, I am happy. Nice little 23-10 victory. And Tebow looks like he's going to be awesome, I was happy to see him get his first two career touchdown passes, plus of course the one he plunged in himself from 1 yard out.

Finished reading Grisham's The Summons ... It was good. I could barely put it down. :-)

Hope everyone down here enjoys the gorgeous weather that we're starting to get ... Today I'm going down to the pool, I'm determined!

Current Mood: content
Friday, June 30th, 2006
9:40 pm
quarterly update
Well, let's hope that the subject line is incorrect, but it's better than I've been doing of late I suppose...

So, I am currently living in a place whose website apparently no longer works ... It's a new community called Harbour Isles, and it's gorgeous. (They're still finishing construction on the buildings around the corner from me, and the pool and clubhouse for my side are still not quite complete.) Kevin and I have been here for almost 2 months, but unfortunately we'll probably be out of here before Thanksgiving. :-( We're in one of the penthouses, and there's a water view out both the front door and the Florida room, and the rooms are all over-sized, and ... I don't see myself being able to afford anything like this anytime soon. Which sucks. My dream condo. Too bad it's essentially in Fort Pierce, which means that there's not shit to do around here. Yet. Besides get rum runners to-go from the local bar 3 minutes down the road. Haha.

Work is okay though ... I'm still doing the same thing, for now. I've transferred to the Stuart showrooms (City Furniture and Ashley HomeStore is combined in the same building, with my desk situated in the warehouse connecting the two), and for the first time in a long time I feel appreciated by my managers, the sales associates, and the warehouse staff. It's a nice change. I also work fewer hours (surprisingly enough), and I take A1A to work, which means I only have 6 stoplights in the 23-mile drive and little to no traffic. It's very peaceful.

Kevin's back, so I should go spend some quality time with him now. He seems stressed. Time to go listen to Angels & Demons on CD while we follow along in the large-print text. Hah. So much for a wild and crazy Friday night. ;-)

Current Mood: blah
Monday, October 25th, 2004
11:11 pm
just a quick note to say hi and that i'm still alive -- haven't been on this thing for probably about 6 months. hope everyone is doing well -- sorry, not reading old friends' entries at this point. perhaps i will do a real update one of these days...

hope everyone has a happy halloween! this user pic just reminded me how quickly it's coming up.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
9:46 pm
warning: long and uncut
so today i finished the rest of the stuff i need to do for school EVER. granted, i'm walking on saturday, but finals are through (though i shouldn't have even bothered taking the one i had today, it didn't help my grade any...) and my "regalia" -- cap and gown -- have been picked up for this weekend. which means i don't have any reason to go to campus again except for the graduation ceremony itself. sweeet.

my party last wednesday was fun. i wish those of you who couldn't come because you were writing papers (ugh) or studying for law school (double UGH) or had some other nasty school-related obligation could have been here ... but i think it still turned out. i think i got most everyone drunk. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. i heard the jello shots did some people in -- the double-strong hunch punch may have gotten a few others -- but i think for those that stayed till the very end, it may have been my chocolate cake shots. mmm. sticky sugar-ness, shot glasses, and lemons all over my room thursday morning... casey, you'd have been proud.

if anyone has pictures from that night, i'd love to post them.

gator stomping is THIS thursday instead of its traditional time during reading days -- haven't decided yet whether to succumb to the peer pressure and go or not. seems like all i'll be doing this week is getting drunk and tan, and packing. and sleeping, which already occupies most of my time. :-)

some not-so-great stuff happened the past few days too. i had a tire blow out on saturday when i was en route to the jetset pool party at campus club -- luckily a friend from work chose that moment to call and was awesome enough to come change my tire for me. i think i could probably do it myself after watching it done, and i had 3 cars stop to ask if they could help me (i guess i make a good damsel in distress?), but it was much appreciated. spent $115+ sunday to get the tire replaced -- and then yesterday some car and i backed into each other in the criser hall parking lot. we were both going so slowly that nothing really happened to either car (a little paint came off of mine, but that's about it) so we decided just to let it go. then today my 12:30 final not only got pushed back until 1:00 but moved like ENTIRELY across campus. thanks for the heads-up from the teacher, NOT. and finally, most of my family is now NOT coming to graduation -- health issues, so i forgive them ;-) -- but it's more or less just going to be my parents and sisters and maybe an aunt? *sigh*

anyway, i'm planning on driving my happy(?) ass back to boca next monday morning or so -- then that friday i've got a 2-hour meeting with my new employer to go over the training manual and manager-in-training information and fill out paperwork -- then the next monday, may 10th, training begins. suddenly i'm starting to feel somewhat rushed and slightly overwhelmed again, but i'm still excited. and i can't wait for that first "real" paycheck. ;-)

for those of you who are from or occasionally visit south florida, particularly the boca area, PLEASE be in touch if you're ever down there. i love my family, and i still have some friends down there or moving back (luvya meredith!), but i'm going to miss everyone from gainesville too...

Current Mood: energetic
Sunday, April 25th, 2004
8:00 pm
Thursday, April 15th, 2004
9:52 pm
T-16 days until graduation -- will you be there?
last 4 days of undergrad classes, yayayayay! (and at least 2 of them barely count in my book -- haha) i can't wait to be done. last few days working at outback as well -- wednesday night is it. party wednesday night, and i have every intention of letting loose and getting crunk. ;-) nothing to do on thursday but go gator stomping (i.e. get drunk again) anyway, so why the hell not? then i think i'm going home for the weekend (at least part) and moving some of my crap back to boca. i already took a trunkload last time... then finals on the 26th and 27th, and nothing to do but finish packing, get tan, and drink until graduation and the final move south.....

i have a 2-hour pre-training session on may 7th that all incoming managers-in-training for city furniture have to attend, then training starts on may 10th. i have to go out and buy clothes for the job -- i only have one or two items that i can actually wear. :-( ... wait, that means shopping ... :-) ? haha.

anyway, we presented our cvs marketing plan in marketing management today, and i'm so excited to be done presenting in that class. i think i have another presentation in marketing research on monday(?), and then just turning in write-ups and peer evals. so glad this shit is almost over...

Current Mood: mellow
Monday, April 12th, 2004
3:04 pm
pixelated
looked at the schedule for this coming week (my last at outback) and i have a worse schedule than i've had in quite awhile. :-( probably going to try to pick up some extra shifts just so i can have a bit more money around since i'll have at least a few weeks without income soon...

only 6 more days of classes left for me (my wednesday class was cancelled) and i'm so freaking happy i could cry. except that there's so much work left to be done (stupid papers for my retail seminar, and major projects for marketing management and marketing research, besides for 2 finals...) that i feel like there's barely time to get everything done in time. *sigh* i can't wait to be out of here though. gainesville's time for me is done.

yesterday's drive back up here sucked. i totally almost got hit about 20 minutes after we started because some bitch decided not to check her blind spot (ME) before merging. then we got stuck in horrible horrible rain for probably 40-50 miles in the orlando area, where marie and i both recall going 40-50mph for extended periods of time. what kind of shit is that.

i am tired, but i need to get some stuff done before work. maybe if i take a nap until 4 and work on powerpoint slides for an hour i'll be good...

Current Mood: drained
Wednesday, April 7th, 2004
4:01 pm
just ate some yummy yummy nature's table, and dammit i'm going to miss them when i move in a few weeks. i'm sure i will find new little places to grab a bite and all, and at least if i'm working in west palm jimmy john's is on clematis ... but gainesville is so good with little soup/salad/sandwich type places. and sweet tea does not exist in south florida. yes, i know, all you do is add sugar, but it's not the same...

i want to make it to ginnie springs at least one more time before i leave. if anyone wants to go, let me know. :-) it'll be fun.

tasha's last night working at outback was last night -- barely anyone knew, so i made sure to head over and decorate her car a little: flowers, balloons, confetti, and streamers. a little girly, i know, but hey ... we're girls.

my last night's in two weeks, but i'm pretty set on people knowing i'm leaving. particularly because i want to have a nice big party on the 21st. seems like that'll work for most people, so i'm excited for that too. i'm going to miss gainesville -- it's been home to me for almost 4 years. but i'm definitely ready to start the next chapter. though my very barren passport that i just received last time i went home is calling my name as well -- wonder when i'll get the chance to travel around and get some stamps? *sigh*

looking forward to going home this weekend for easter. :-) think i'm gonna pack up some of my shit later tonight or tomorrow and take it back home so that there's less unnecessary stuff here for me to worry about come graduation and the all-out move...

Current Mood: full
Monday, March 29th, 2004
12:30 am
all i'm going to say is that i've never been much good at self-restraint (though at the same time, i must have been pretty good at it in some ways, all things considered) ... but i feel all the better for it right now. :-)

gotta be awake around 7a.m., not too pleased, but gotta do whatcha gotta do. still have to formally drop my thesis. blah. busy couple weeks ahead, but i expected as much. only 18 days of class left, i'm so excited. may 1st coming quickly, and i'm ready to take the world on. accepted the city furniture/ashley's home stores job offer as of this afternoon (though i left a message saying as much on friday), so it's getting to be time to move on with this life. hopefully not alone...

but anyways, this is much longer than expected, so good night to all.

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, March 26th, 2004
1:14 pm
loft
Girls' Night Out

Last night was pretty fun, though I must admit that I feel very old when I realize that not only is only one other person from the six in my car are wearing a wristband, but even she isn't legal -- Wound up wearing at least part of 4 different drinks, which was just fantastic, grr -- And it was quite excellent when not security but a cop nearly caught me giving my drink to one of the others in the bathroom -- I caught him out of the corner of my eye, and stressed loudly that I needed her to hold my two beers for me real quick, still was told I couldn't have her "hold" them. Heh. I hate the bullshit, but no arrests for me, thankyouverymuch.

Went to Denny's afterwards for the slowest service ever, my group apparently attracted the attention of half the guys there because people randomly came over and sat at our table the rest of the time we were there. I would have preferred them to have left, but whatever.

Went to class, got my nails done, and made a deposit at the bank already today, so I'm happy. Have to do fucking phone surveys for my marketing research class though, and I hate it -- I feel like a telemarketer making cold calls -- so I've been putting it off as long as possible. I think I will finish the last of the book I'm reading and call my City Furniture contact to confirm acceptance of the job offer before I start though. Hahaha.

Tonight: working for many hours (5:30~12:30 at the earliest) then maybe a quick stop at Friday's before heading to a party at my friend's house. :-) Hopefully this'll be a good night to start off a great weekend. Heh.

Current Mood: calm
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
11:46 pm
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1:06 pm
grr
dammit, i hate dealing with stupid bullshit. it's like, if i know you're at a computer for at least a good part of 40 hours a week, why can't you take 30 seconds to reply to a 5+ day old email? i just need a response.

heh, it's funny how my playlist finds all the pist-off songs and groups them together when i randomize the order. sweet.

i skipped class again today -- no motivation to go. plus i've been having a weird week, and my dreams have followed suit. i won't get into it right now, but let's just say the combination of confusion and current events is stressing me out more than necessary. do i even know what i want anymore? i think i do, but i can't resolve everything myself. unfortunately. :-(

in better news, i set some financial goals for myself to reach between now and my last day of work (4 weeks from today, 4/21) and things are going well enough to the point that i may have to up the ante from my original estimates. hah. i love it. i also have a girl from work subleasing my apartment this summer, so since she'll have utilities and everything i'll be able to get away with paying a mere $80/month for the last 3 months of the lease. SWEEET.

and now off to homework/group meeting/accepting my job offer/whatever else i have time to get done before work.

Current Mood: annoyed
Monday, March 22nd, 2004
12:14 am
oh hell yeah
crystal method us legion of boom tour -- next stop:
3.22.04 Gainesville, FL @ the Palace
guess who's going to palace tomorrow night? :-) provided all goes well, of course -- but i'm not working, so what's to stop me...

having a good night tonight -- we were pretty freaking busy in to-go, so i made some pretty excellent cash for being there for less than 6 hours; homework's been pretty easy; voicemail from my best friend (only one other person could have made me so happy right then, and i think mer would understand...); beer makes everything better and crystal meth rocks. and i think my friend lisa and i are going dancing thursday night, which is most excellent because my shopping spree has provided me with even more south beach-esque goodies that i want to wear and have no shame wearing to gainesville clubs. besides for, like, :08. but i highly doubt we'd be going there.

today makes one month until classes over as well as -- believe it or not -- my last night at outback. april 21 is coming fast. i think we may have a nice ginormous party that night (oh yeah, carrie and marie, thinking about having a party, what do y'all think?) to say goodbye and celebrate my graduation early. for those of you who were at carrie's 21st bday, that's what i'm talking about -- ice luge, liquor, hunch punch, kegs, the works. wednesday night means people will be out of work early, thursday and friday are reading days so NO CLASSES OR EXAMS, and last day of classes always stirs up some excitement. feel free to give feedback on the idea, because i'm ready to start packing up my shit and planning one helluva night.

been spending a lot of time with my girls lately, it's been nice. trying to keep busy, because it's too boring otherwise. so much less stress without the thesis too...

on a final note, bonefish is EXCELLENT. anyone who wants to go with me during the next month and exploit my discount should let me know so we can work something out.

so much to write, but i don't think i will. back to work. good night! :-)

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, March 18th, 2004
10:38 pm
Monday, March 15th, 2004
10:41 am
brownies for breakfast -- skipping class
so i've been on one hell of a rollercoaster lately...Collapse )

i don't know anymore. i need to talk about the situation, but there are very few people who i trust to talk about it or who can even truly understand, and the person i most want/need to talk to ... well, i can't right now. not by my choice. but at least i've switched the situation around by saying where i stand and leaving the next step up to him. this leaves me feeling so vulnerable and out of control though... :-(

my mom reminded me that my aunt's psychic said a long time ago that he and i would get married, just not as soon as we thought. heh. and here i thought that that was just the june 12 --> june 19 switch we made last year.

enough of that. let's just say i had a fairly shitty spring break, but i have another job offer (as of second-round interviews friday morning) that i plan to accept, dawn turned 15 saturday, and that i have spent a shitload of money on clothes in the past week and a half. now just to find somewhere to wear some of it...

mer, colin -- you two are probably most likely to be able to offer me some perspective. i could use it if either of you have the time...

Current Mood: confused
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