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May 20th, 2009

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i'm trying to be healthier. i've started to take vitamins and calcium pills. i'm drinking more water every day. i'm wearing sunscreen when i go out. i'm exercising more, thanks to all the time i'm spending outside cleaning up our yard and gardening. i'm trying to get into a regular sleep routine, but i'm a night owl and stay up late and then sleep in late. i'm trying to eat healthier, more fruits and veggies, less junk food. its hard to make all these things habits.

May 13th, 2009

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i decided to grow my hair out. for a couple of reasons. the first being financial. not having a job, i'm using my pennies wisely, and while my hairdresser is cheap for the great job she does, it still is a lot to spend right now. thats also the reason i bought hair coloring to do myself at home. lets hope it turns out ok. just gotta cover the lighter roots that are coming in. second, i'm kinda sick of my bangs. i've had them for a few years now, and i think its time for a different look. i'm over having to style them while i do nothing to the rest of my hair. i've taking to pinning them back and with the curls it looks cute. more summery. third, i think i'm gonna grow it out til near my birthday and then maybe do something dramatic before i turn the big three zero. its alot longer than it has been the last few years. i kinda like it. i've always loved long dark curls, and now i've got them.

April 20th, 2009

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I don't know whats going on with my job at the bakery. When I got back from vacation I called to see if I was on the schedule and I wasn't, and I was told one of the owners wanted to talk to me before I was put on the schedule. When I called her, she said call back on Monday after Easter that she was too busy to talk. I called on Monday and she said that there wasn't room for me on the schedule that week and said something about me not being around for Easter. I said I made sure I was home before Easter that I planned my trip that way because I knew it was gonna be busy. She then agreed that I was back 4 days before Easter and didn't know why I wasn't put on the schedule. I said if there was a problem with my vacation why wasn't something said when I put notice in a month before! She said I was right. Then I asked if I did anything wrong and she said no and I said that I thought I worked hard and that I was really hurt. There was a very long pause and she said she's talk to the manager and get back to me. No one got back to me. I called today to see if I was on the schedule and I'm not. I've talked to some of my coworkers and they don't know whats going on either.

I don't know what to do. I'm really hurt, and terrbily depressed. I like working there and I liked the people except for the management and how I was treated. But my coworkers and customers are great. I've already started looking for a new job. I was never told I was fired, but someone could have the decency to tell me what is going on. I don't deserve to be treated this way.

Sorry for the long rant. Please keep this situation in your prayers. Luckily I have money in my savings for my bills next months and I'm owed some money in tips so I'm OK without a job for now.

April 12th, 2009

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i'm terribly depressed about not being with billy. i know i only left him a few days ago, but i feel empty not being near him. i have to keep myself from crying every day. i just want us to be in the same place. its not fair!!!!!!

March 25th, 2009

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i head to ireland today!!!! so excited! i can't wait to see billy. i haven't seen him since he left here in january. doing happy dance!

March 23rd, 2009

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2 days of work and then i'm off to ireland!!!! woohoo!!!

March 19th, 2009

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1) What is one thing that has changed the most about you over the years?
My hair. Its been long, short, straight, curly, blonde, brunette.
2) What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
a pub
3) What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
mashed potatoes
4) What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Ham, fresh Pinapple and marachino cherries (I agree Allie)
5) What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter
6) How many televisions are in your house? 4
7) What color cell phone do you have? blue
8) Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Right
9) Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
teeth
10) What is the last heavy item you lifted?
boxes at work
11) Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
i don't think so
12) If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
no
13) If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I used to want it to be Jessica, but now I like like my name
14) Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
hhhmmm, i don't think so.
15) How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
4 or 5
16) What’s your goal for the year?
travel
17) Last person you talked to?
my mom
18) Last person you hugged?
my mom
19) Favorite Season?
fall, crisp clean air
20) When is the last time you told someone you love them?
when i texted billy goodnight
21) Favorite day of the week?
Saturday when I'm not working
22) Favorite Month?
august, my birthday month
23) First place you went this morning?
To work
25) Do you smile often? its part of my job
26) Do you always answer your phone? nope i def screen
27) It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
it might be from ireland bc they are ahead 5 hours
28) If you could change your eye color what would it be?
my eyes change color on their own. i never know what color they are
29) Do you have a vanity??
no. but i wish i did
30) Have you ever had a pet fish?
yes a couple. one lived on my desk at work for about a year
31) Favorite Christmas song?
Gramma got run over by a reindeer
32) What's on your wish list for your birthday? to spend it with loved ones. and to not be totally depressed bc i'll be 30
33) Can you do push ups?
girly ones
34) Can you do a chin up? nope
35) Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Excited!
36) Do you have any saved texts? yes i saved allie's of the baby's sonogram
37) Ever been in a car wreck?
yes a minor one
38) Do you have an accent? sorta a boston one, and if i'm in ireland i pick up a slight irish one
39) What is the last song to make you cry? I agree with allie about country music
40) Plans tonight? watched tv and maybe think about what clothes need to be washed to bring to ireland next week
41) Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? yes, when dad died
42) Name 3 things you bought yesterday. nothing i was working
43) Have you ever been given roses?
yes, but i prefer lilies
44) Current hate right now? being away from my best friend and my boyfriend
45) What do your new friends find surprising about you?? how i can talk to anyone
46) What song represents you? i don't know, right now i'm really into dance music that pumps you up and gets you moving, so maybe "just dance"
47) Name one big regret. i don't have any. everything happens for a reason. even the bad
48) Favorite summer pastime? swimming

March 18th, 2009

Had a wonderful weekend celebrating one of my favorite holidays. This year was different than the past, though, because I work at an Irish bakery, so it was very very very busy and very very very tiring. Nothing a few dozen beers over the weekend couldn't cure. Now I'm detoxing and trying to recover my liver. At least until next week when I go to Ireland!!! I can't wait to see Billy. I haven't seen him since he left here in January. Its been very hard.

As I have done in the past, here are a few of my favorite Irish jokes. Enjoy!

There's a Fly in My Guinness!

One day, an Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman walked into a pub together. They each proceeded to buy a pint of Guinness. Just as they were about to enjoy their creamy beverage, three flies landed in each of their pints, and became stuck in the thick heads.
The Englishman pushed his beer away from him in disgust. The Scotsman fished the offending fly out of his beer and continued drinking as if nothing had happened.
The Irishman also picked the fly out of his drink. He held it out over the beer and then started yelling, "Spit it out! Spit it out, you bastard!"

How great is that!!!! Another one of my favorites:

An Irish man walks into a pub. The bartender asks him, "what'll you have?" The man says, "Give me three pints of Guinness please."
So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third until they're gone. He then orders three more.
The bartender says, "Sir, I know you like them cold. You don't have to order three at a time. I can keep an eye on it and when you get low I'll bring you a fresh cold one."
The man says, "You don't understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we'd still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three Guinness stouts too, and we're drinking together.
The bartender thought that was a wonderful tradition.
Every week the man came in and ordered three beers. Then one week he came in and ordered only two. He drank them and then ordered two more. The bartender said to him, "I know what your tradition is, and I'd just like to say that I'm sorry that one of your brothers died."
The man said, "Oh, me brothers are fine - I just quit drinking."

One more thing I'd like to share with you:

The Mouse on the Barroom Floor
Some Guinness was spilt on the barroom floor,
When the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
& stood in the pale moon light.
He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,
Then back on his haunches he sat
And all night long you could hear him roar;
"BRING ON THE GOD DAMN CAT!"

Do you see a theme, besides the Irish? Ah I do love me Guinness. So I raise a pint to you! Sláinte (to your health!)

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! (St Patrick's Day blessings upon you!)

March 4th, 2009

a few weeks ago a friend mentioned justintv and said her boyfriend was able to watch the soccer games on it. but i forgot all about it. then another friend posted videos from justintv (you know who you are) and then i remembered that united was on today and so i looked it up and sure enough. also turns out billy couldn't watch it in ireland bc it was on a station he couldn't get so now he can watch it. :) and we are chatting online while we do. bonus! gotta love stuff for free!!!

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there's so much snow!!! its march 3rd, well technically 4th since its 1:20am, but why is there so much snow?!?! oh spring can not come fast enough!!!

i leave in 3 weeks for Ireland!!!!!!!! i miss billy so much! i can't wait to see him. and i just miss being in Ireland.

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