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High_Road
24 September 2008 @ 01:06 am
"The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer attention to one's appearance and behavior than they really are."
 
 
High_Road
23 August 2008 @ 02:02 am
So apparently my professor for the online class I'm taking this semester wants the class to meet on campus this Saturday, aka later today, from 4-6pm to do God knows what. Well.. discuss the syllabus and class I'm guessing, but yeah. Pshh.. I thought the whole point of an online class was to not have to meet physically?! And who the eff meets on a Saturday? C'mon now. And anyway, the professor sends this email to us 2 days ago.. definitely not enough time for me to either A) get Saturday off from work or B) put in a shift preference. So here's hoping I don't get major points off for not showing up. However, if I end up getting dropped from the class it may not be the worst thing in the world. I finally got the name of the prof teaching that class and I went to ratemyprofessors.com, turns out it's a hard class and the professor sucks.

I could/should just drop right now since it's a GE class that I'm not even sure I really have to take. The only thing is.. it fit so well in my schedule. I'm already taking afternoon/night classes and everything sorta just fits right now. By taking an online class I don't have to stay even longer on any certain days or come way early or have any long ass breaks. Plus, it's an extra 3 credits and I don't wanna take 4 classes. I wanna take 5 because I can. This semester I'm finally gonna talk to an advisor and I don't want them thinking I'm just wasting my time when instead I could be using this time to take as many classes as I'm allowed. I'm looking at open classes and I see none. The haven't taken the prerequisite for the classes I need and the classes I want have conflicting days & times. I don't know.. I'm debating whether I should just drop this online class now or not. Ughhhhhhh I don't knowwwwww. No other class that fits in this stupid schedule of mine.
 
 
High_Road
08 August 2008 @ 02:14 am
So, this Summer's been kind of different from others in the past. First of all, it's only now beginning to feel unbearably hot. The fact that it took it until August to feel like this doesn't bother me though. It's just odd, but ehh, okay. Second of all, work's been pretty slow for a peak season. So slow that everyone's getting 6-6 1/2 hr shifts instead of mandatory 8's but hey, that's just dandy with me. Lastly, I've been able to fall asleep within 15 mins of going to bed these last two months. I'm only now starting to toss and turn before I can fall asleep. In short, this Summer has changed.. but for the better. I hope I can fall asleep fast tonight though. I couldn't sleep until 6am yesterday because I had a bad dream (if you can even call it that, it felt like it was 5 secs) that I was outside of a friend's house at night and some guy walks up to me and is about to stab me! Luckily, I knew the guy and aside from my dream.. he's really not scary at all. It was weird and I always have a fear that someone's gonna pop out when I'm trying to get to my car.. so yeah, I couldn't fall asleep and couldn't even toss and turn until I heard my mom in her room getting ready for work.

10 more mins until I Love Lucy's on TV Land. I really need to get the show on DVD so I don't have to stay up to watch one episode.
 
 
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: Eddie Money - Baby Hold On
 
 
High_Road
25 July 2008 @ 12:22 am
So, one month from now I start my 3rd year of college. I can already tell I'm gonna miss my first 2 years when I had to take easy peasy GE classes. Registering for this semester is already scaring the crap out of me. I finally decided it was time to take a peek at my future so I cracked open the Psych major's website thing on our school page & read what classes were recommended and in what order to take them. Now I reeeeeeeally wish I had read that during my first semester of my first year. Luckily, it says that I should meet with an advisor no later than my second semester of my Junior year. Ugh.. I'm so behind but better late than never I suppose. I'm just afraid if I meet with an advisor they're gonna say "What took you so long?!" But then again, I'm always afraid to meet with counselors and they always end up making things less scary. Mostly because they know what they're talking about. And even if they don't, at least they sound like they do. And that's good enough for me. But crap, this semester I've only got 3 classes in mind and it's because every other class I wish I could take at the moment have prerequisites. A damn prerequisite class I should have taken the first semester of my 2nd year. Ugh. I seriously need to take Winter and Summer classes to catch up. And I wanna talk to a counselor pronto. And I'm mad I can't sign up for the classes I need. Not now anyway. I have until the 28th of this month to register. Here's hoping things get better in the next few days. I don't stress about much but this is getting me really sad/anxious.
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
 
 
High_Road
06 June 2008 @ 03:35 pm
"Today, you're going to benefit more from conflicts and challenges than you will from collaboration and agreement. So don't worry if you feel like making some waves. Your contrary attitude is just what you need to make the most out of this unusual day. Enjoy any turmoil you come across, and add your voice to the fray. You certainly shouldn't create arguments just for the sake of it, but you shouldn't be overly afraid of getting people miffed about what you have to say."

Fuck. I already don't want to go to work today & this is just telling me I'm gonna get in some arguments.
 
 
 
High_Road
04 June 2008 @ 04:34 pm
I've got to hand it to horoscopes. I don't usually believe everything they say but lately they've been on the ball. If I read today's horoscope a couple days ago though I think I'd have no choice but to read them for the rest of my life.

"Today, you need to be more proactive about getting what you want -- go right to the source, right to the person or people who can help you get where you need to go, meet that person you want to meet, or invest in that resource you need so badly. Making more aggressive moves might be hard for you at first, but once you get a hang of it, you will find that it creates some impressive results. People are receptive to hearing what you have to say, and they will respect your forthrightness."

It would've been nice to have read this a couple days ago because I put in my 2 weeks notice at work with Michael the manager and I left with an offer for a personal leave of absence. 2 days later he called me up to fill out the form and now it's pretty much a done deal. It sucks that I had to go as far as putting in my 2 weeks notice to get it but what's done is done and I can go on my trip without quitting. I'm happy & Michael's my favorite manager. =)
 
 
High_Road
30 May 2008 @ 02:24 am
Parade shift later today. These shifts are so different from what they used to be. I've gone through so many phases, so many different "regulars" out there on the crew. The current regulars seem to be happy and social with each other. I'm only loud & social when I'm in my comfort zone. I seem to only be my real self around one person at work nowadays. I used to be comfortable out there with almost anyone but now I feel like I'm forced to play a role that the others have created. And when I don't comply with how I'm supposed to act, people assume something's wrong. Nothing's wrong. Just because we don't have similar interests, and the interests we once shared have gotten old doesn't mean something has to be wrong. Especially if I was never truly like that to begin with. I'm tired of acting. I'd much rather be accepted for who I really am. It's a nice feeling. To be liked despite acting like the dork I am. I only feel like myself around one person at work and I'm gonna miss said person when I leave.

I'm quitting soon. Couldn't get the time off for the vacation I'm going and I couldn't possibly call in for 2 weeks straight. I'm not going to leave with a "peace out bitches! I'm out of here" attitude though. I'm actually debating re-hiring when I get back, probably in a different department though. I know there's a 3 (or 4? or 6?) month period before I can re-hire though so I'll probably job hunt between then and if I don't find something by then, I'll go back to the mouse now that I know it's a guarantee hire. Money's money and I think I'll know what to expect the second time around. I'm putting in my 2 weeks notice very soon. Even though I should be cherishing what's left of this chapter in my life, I still feel like calling in some days. I'm hating the shifts they're scheduling me. They suck balls. I'm SOOO excited to be getting out of there just in time for the crazy summer hours.

I Love Lucy is on. I should just get the DVDs already so I don't have to stay up until 2:30am to watch an extra episode. The only episodes I can't stand are the ones where the Ricardo's fight with Fred & Ethel. That and the oh so overrated ones like where Lucy & Ethel work in a candy factory and where Lucy advertises Vitameatavegimen.

I had more to say but I'm getting pretty sleepy so I'll continue some other day.
 
 
High_Road
08 May 2008 @ 06:01 pm
The world is giving you the run around
It leaves you feeling low and let down
But happiness is wherever you find it

I'm not waiting for a friend beside me
Or for the Lord above to guide me
My happiness is, wherever I find it
And I wanna find it with you

Have you ever felt so out of place
That the smile on your face was to keep from crying
I don't know we get so out of touch
But I don't want much, just to find out what happiness is

While everybody else is winning
You're stuck waiting for your new beginning
But happiness is, wherever you find it

You may be full of life's frustrations
But I'm up for negotiations
My happiness is, wherever I find it
And I wanna find it with you

Have you ever felt so out of place
That the smile on your face was to keep from crying
I don't know we get so out of touch
But I don't want much, just to find out what happiness is

If you got your lucky break and broke it
I guess you've got your options open
But happiness is, Wherever you find it
And I wanna find it with you

Have you ever felt so out of place
That the smile on your face was to keep from crying
I don't know we get so out of touch
But I don't want much, just to keep on trying

People say a prayer every day
That they end up with more than their next door neighbor
I'm not buying all their ego trips
But I'll get my kicks when I find out what happiness is.

PS. My Dawson's Creek marathon is going swimmingly. The following clips are of my favorite moments yet.. and have the potential to be my fave moments of the entire series! Pacey & Joey are slowly but surely becoming one of my fave show couples only second to Ross and Rachel of course.





Oh Charlie Conway, you make me swoon.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: The Verve Pipe - Happiness Is
 
 
High_Road
28 April 2008 @ 05:37 pm
I miss S Club 7.



And this song was my favorite:



But really, did they need 7 of them? You could barely hear the guys and some of the girls never got solos. I'd wanna be in a group like that. It reminds me of choir. Singing corny songs with cheesy dance moves & never worrying about having a solo =)
 
 
High_Road
17 April 2008 @ 07:36 pm
I never watched the show on a regular basis. I've probably seen about 3-4 full episodes tops and that's when it comes on TBS at like 1 or 2 in the morning and I'm on Winter Break or Summer vacation. But I remember when I was really into quotes (still am) and I read a bunch of mushy love and life in general ones from the show that got me wondering why I never watched. So since I had discs to spare on my Netflix seeing as how I've already seen all the movies I want to see I thought I'd start watching the show from the beginning. It's always nice to watch TV shows in DVD format so you don't have to wait a suspenseful week + no commercials. That's how I got into Lost. Anywho! I got through the first two discs of Season 1 and never imagined Dawson to be such a pansy. I thought he was supposed to be a bad boy that everyone wanted or something but he's pretty insecure and kind of annoying. And blind. Which is weird coming from me since I tolerate the sappy, whiny, sensitive, guys. Heck, I'm in love Ross Geller. I do like that he's a romantic though. That's kind of endearing. But ANYWAY! So I'm mad at Netflix right now because disc 3 of Dawson's Creek is on the top of my waiting list and I've already returned my other DVDs and what do I see? Lars and the Real Girl and my other movies that are waaaay down on the list being shipped to my house. UGH! And it's not like there's a wait for my Top 5 movies. This show's been over for quite awhile now. So I sent back one of the movies I got without watching it just so I could get the right ones faster. I get really antsy when it comes to not getting what I want (at the moment) and all I really want right now is to continue my Dawson's Creek streak. I was reading over some quotes again but now they're kind of like spoilers. I already YouTubed the series finale a couple months ago because I was bored and was confused as to who Joey actually ended up with but something about reading the quotes now.. I wanna experience them as it comes. Okay, I'm done here. </rant>