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New Jobs, yay! [Sep. 28th, 2006|02:11 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |itchy]

So I now have a gainful source of employment that I think I might enjoy for more than three weeks. I'll be a hostess/backserver at Cedar Creek once it re-opens in two weeks. :) I have no idea what it will entail or anything at all really; other than I think the restaurant looks nice so far, the people who are running it seem very nice and cool, and that I have to get lots of black pants and black blouses. Oh, and some sort of permit to deal with alcohol, which costs forty bucks. I understand that I need to have a foodhandler's one, and I do; but I wish they would reimburse me like, half of the alcohol one.

Foodhandler's class is the most boring thing I've done in a few months. The inspector was so incredibly soporific; his droning voice and the cadence of it, his slouchy posture, his vapid expression - it all just about put me into a coma and yet I still got 100% on the test. So how dumb must you have to be to fail that thing?

I've been feeling rather depressed of late, and not the sad sort, just the wholly unmotivated sort. I'm really hoping this will help me stop sleeping until 1:00 in the afternoon and staying up way too late. Blech.

My hair is getting rather long - it's down to my elbows now. Should I cut it yet?
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Spiders [Aug. 31st, 2006|01:11 pm]
Mara
Okay, my views on spiders are that yes, they are sort of scary because they can scuttle and hide and leave you with horribly itchy bites. They are also not very scary because face it; we're bigger (outside of horror movies and Harry Potter, that is). We can smush them.

Unless they are on your ceiling.

I finished my shower and, wrapped in my towel, I wandered into my room. I was brushing my hair when I looked up and there, on my ceiling, is a spider who (legs included) is just a tad smaller than a fifty cent piece. How do I know? I climbed up on my bed to try and smush him and just barely wasn't able to reach. Then I crouched down, picked a fifty cent piece off my bedside table, and held it up for comparison.

When Jenni Brown and I were still friends; she used to try to freeze spiders with hairspray. I often thought this was an endearingly silly trait; since it was usually easier/speeedier/more effective to grab a tissue or shoe and smush. Well, I hereby offer an apology for ever inwardly giggling at this because I just did it myself and it worked (in combo with tissue) like a charm. I climbed up on my bed and sprayed like my life depended on it, and eventually (I'm talking five or six good long sprays), the spider had clinched up and dropped down onto my floor. I jumped down, tissue in hand, and smashed him into my rug.

Victory!!

Except now my room smells so strongly of hairspray that I came out to the living room to write this, and - er - well, a towel is not proper attire for spider killing.
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I AM AN AUNTIE! [Jun. 15th, 2006|04:53 am]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |giddygiddy]


This is Odin Cian Sita-Smith! Love him as I do! :D
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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2006|07:09 pm]
Mara
You scored as Jean Grey. Jean Grey is likely the most powerful X-Man. She loves Cyclops very much but she has a soft spot for Wolverine. She's psychic so she can sense how others are feeling and tries to help them. She also has to control her amazing powers or the malevolent Phoenix entity could take control of her and wreak havok. Powers: Telekinetic, Telepathic

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Jean Grey

90%

Emma Frost

65%

Beast

65%

Iceman

65%

Cyclops

60%

Storm

55%

Rogue

50%

Wolverine

45%

Nightcrawler

45%

Gambit

45%

Colossus

35%

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I. Am. Teh. Awesome.

but p.s., E I didn't really know what part you were talking about, it all kicked bottom.... *shrug*
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(no subject) [May. 25th, 2006|03:28 pm]
Mara
Sunburns are teh ow.
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(no subject) [Apr. 24th, 2006|11:47 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[I'm Rocking out to |Nina Simone - Be My Husband, Man]

A list of disconnected thoughts...

I want another tattoo. I don't know what, I just have the itch to get one. Or maybe I'll suck it up and get my ears pierced. Part of me likes not having them pierced at all, its unique. Its also a pain in the butt. My ears are a very good summary of my entire being, really.

New shoes are glorious. They have a smell, like new car smell. And the white parts are still utterly pristine. It makes me want to wear them only indoors, which is silly, but nevertheless a temptation.

Does anyone out there particularly enjoy their bank? If you do, which one do you use? I'm growing semi-fed-up with mine.

I do not want to go back to Sequim. *sigh* I wish I still had all of my Washington friends, but alas, everyone has been scattered not only across the country, but now across the world as well. Going home feels like giving up, which I don't like. Los Angeles has never felt like a permanent "home" to me, why do I want to dig in my heels and throw a tantrum at the thought of leaving? Is it independence I crave, or just my silly pride not wanting to admit defeat?

Jazz is absolutely mesmerizing. Nina Simone, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald.... *sigh* Also, a thank you to Debra for showing me The Vinyl Addicts, I am now punnily enough - 'addicted'. Eric, send me the finished spring cd, godamit.
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It's sad that this makes me happy! [Mar. 11th, 2006|06:31 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |hopefulhopeful]

Sometimes I feel down on myself and think I should lose a few pounds. Then I look on MSN and see this:

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/interactive.aspx?type=ss&launch=11610048,4999736&pg=13

This is a picture of a cat. The cat is fatter than I am. That's right folks, my waist is 28 inches, the cat's is 31.

Martin Scorcese: 0, Three 6 Mafia: 1.
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Not sure what I did to deserve this... [Mar. 8th, 2006|02:12 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |hurt]

When I woke up I had two missed calls from "unknown" on my phone (I turn in to vibrate when I'm sleeping, so I often sleep through it). I had two voice mails. I'm certain they were prank calls, but they seriously threw me back into middle school.

The first one said that it was Joe from my agency and that I'd need to come in to talk; that it might be painful, but that I was really going to have to have my teeth fixed because it was too hard for the headshot guys to have to look at me to take their pictures, and that if I could do anything else about being ugly I should.

The second said it was Joe again, and that he would sing me a song to say how much he loved me, but that instead he was on the crapper shitting on me.

Normally I would just shake my head and say that some people waste too much time and energy on being immature and petty, but for some reason unknown to me, this jerk got under my skin. The voice isn't familiar, but I can hear someone whispering and laughing in the background; I would imagine it's that person that knows me and not "Joe."

I'd like to think of myself as being a pretty okay person most of the time. I'd also like to think that I'm confident enough in myself to let something like this roll off my back, but you know what? They won this time; they succeeded in hurting me. Why???? I guess I am sensitive about my teeth, which I know is lame, but most everyone has one thing they wouldn't mind changing about their appearance, and that has always been mine. It bothers me that I'm upset by this....
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(no subject) [Feb. 12th, 2006|02:17 am]
Mara
I never write in here anymore. I wonder why.
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(no subject) [Jan. 5th, 2006|10:47 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |pleasedpleased]
[I'm Rocking out to |Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights]

I have my cell phone charger back!! Wheeee!! It is so sad how attached I am to that little piece of machinery. Now tomorrow I hope to get addresses for my references and then I can go submit applications a few places.

So lately I have been thinking that LA is not the place for me. Unless something happens that compels me to stay, I think when my lease is up in July I will head back up to the PNW. I may take a semester at PC in order to take the last 2 classes I would need to get my AA from AADA. No, it's not ideal. But right now I don't really know what I want to be doing with my life, so why live in an expensive city that only has 3 redeeming qualities (Sarah, Sally, Darcy)? Being home for Christmas made me remember how much better I fit in up there. Not in Sequim per se, because I was bored nearly the whole time I was there, but somewhere near Seattle. Right now it's only just a vague idea, but we'll see.

Falling pretty crazy for a guy. What's different?

1. He's younger
2. He seems to like me as well
3. He's single
4. He's back up in the PNW (no, this is not why I want to move back, I decided that before we even hung out)

News updates as warranted.
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Merry Christmas [Dec. 25th, 2005|02:13 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |curiouscurious]

I hope everyone is having lovely holidays with family or friends! :) I'm still back home, I will be in Seattle the 26th-27th-possibly 28th, if you want to see me, please call! I get back into LA on the night of the 30th, so any suggested New Year's plans???

Happy Holidays Everyone!
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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2005|01:20 am]
Mara
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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2005|02:55 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |soresore]

You wanna hear it? *Hunh!* Here it is! A book report on Peter Raaaaabbit.........

So I just realized that it's been a very long time since I updated.

I went to "Costuming A Galaxy," which was this very large showing of costumes from the Star Wars series. Most of them were from Episodes I-III, but there were a few of the originals as well. It was very interesting to see the difference in quality between them, probably due to the high definition digital filming of I-III. But yeah. It was at FIDM (fashion/design school), and I went with Sally. Other than the tour guide (who was a FIDM student and uber fashionably gay), we were the only people that came for the actual costuming element. Everyone else...... wearing Star Wars t-shirts or else clutching some sort of memorabilia related somehow to the films. One guy (about 35, I'd say) was carrying one of those collapseable light sabers. Anyhow, I didn't know where all the costumes fit in with the movie, but they were really darn cool!!!! It was all very detailed and elaborate, especially Padme's stuff. Also, the stuff that wasn't "human" was really cool because most of those also had the other hair/make-up elements to the costumes as well. Chewbacca is HUGE and made of these gorgeously hand tied furs and things. Anyhow. Long story short; costumes were AWESOME, Star Wars fans are honestly as strange as the Simpsons make them out to be.

Sarah and I went to Disneyland. We went on the busiest day in 5 years. Seriously. They had to shut Disneyland down. We get there around noon, spend a couple of hours in California Adventures, decide to meander over to Disneyland and since it is INSANELY crowded, we went back over to CA to eat. But uh, as we walked out the exit, we see that the lines for Disneyland stretch all the way back to the big "CALIFORNIA" letters. If you've been to Disneyland, you know that the space between the two parks is pretty large. I wouldn't say a whole football field, but I would say at least half, maybe 2/3 of one. And this is not one line that stretches that far, it is eight of them, and they're the sort of lines that are groups of people squished together, not single-file. Why-oh-why we didn't try to turn around right then is beyond me.

We didn't even end up eating over there, or going on any rides. It was stupid. But yeah. Grabbed a hot cocoa to sip while waiting in what were sure to be hour long lines, and as we were leaving CA, there is an employee in uniform shouting that Disneyland is closed, and to stay in CA unless you want to leave the parks. We walked out anyhow and went over to the lines, which were actually shorter than when we had last seen them. And they seemed to be moving. So we joined one, grumbling about why the lines would be moving if they weren't letting anyone in. As we inched closer, people seemed to be dropping out of line, but we heard one person say they were giving out day passes, so we waited for that. Then when we get up to the kiosk, lo and behold, they let us in! I asked the guy taking tickets if they had actually closed, and he says "Yep, for an hour and a half. First time in five years." This is insane.

So we were back in, but honestly, it seemed more crowded when I was with Alicia a couple of months ago. We didn't have problems getting around. We got on all our rides, we saw the fireworks and it snowed little bubbles on us, we scored front row seats for Fantasmic. Just before it starts, there in an announcement over the loud speakers saying that due to popular demand and overcrowding, a third showing of Fantasmic will happen at 11:00. I wonder how often they do that. I've never heard of it, but maybe that's just me. So we saw the show, got up and went to go use our fast passes for Space Mountain (which we had scored around 3:00 p.m. but couldn't ride until 11:15). As we get there, a really rude guy who I wouldn't have known was an employee except for half the Disney pin that was peeking out from under his jacket tells us that they just closed Space Mountain because it broke down. We tried to walk up anyhow to see what happened, and then two other guys with a rope were coming down saying it was closed for the night. Disneyland is stupid.

We went on AstroBlasters just because and some of Sarah's friends were there randomly. It was nice and awkward for me, not knowing any of them, but yeah, it was okay. Then we leave with the mass exodus of people and hop a tram back to our roof parking spot, drive home, and hit the hay. Now I'm achy all over and I think I'm coming down with a cold. Gross.

I fly home on Saturday. If anyone wants to hang out, let me know.

My former teacher's boyfriend who is holding my kitten hostage is pissing me off. She's not even going to be a kitten by the time I get her, I swear. I'm beginning to doubt if I even am going to get her. *grump*
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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2005|02:45 pm]
Mara
Egindabeubeu.
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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2005|04:12 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |blahblah]

My getting laid off, or having my "position terminated," or however I am supposed to describe it was all to do with budget and not me, or so I was told. I mean, I am a little suspicious that I was the only person sacked from any department that I know of. Sure, other people got their hours scaled back, but no one else lost their job completely. *shrug* Everyone last night was telling me that I should fight it and go demand a meeting with Marguerite and Diana, but Diana was the one that "let me go" and Marguerite doesn't stick up for anyone. Plus, do I really want to fight to stay at a job where I now feel unwelcome?

I threw a farewell party for myself, and it was sort of lame, but everyone pretended they were having a good time and that was nice of them. I know that everyone actually did like the apartment, because people kept saying how nice it all was. I think it's just that I've started to live like a grown up, things are nice and mostly clean. Nothing looks like a dorm room, excluding my Ikea couch which I actually like because simple linear design suits me. But yeah. A moderately good time was had by all I think. Neither John nor Brian came. Brian of course has good reason living so far away, but John stayed at home to (as Casey put it) "laze around in bed and watch Sid & Nancy on DVD." Thank you, John.

Tonight I am going to go see Harry Potter with Sarah and Sally. I think we will have to stand in a very long line to get good seats, but seeing as how I have some major cramps I don't think I will mind pitching my ass on the floor for a while.
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2005|05:36 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |shockedshocked]

I just got fired. I don't feel like talking about it. It was all to do with budget and not me, but I still am just very very angry and have had people doing the "Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry, that's terrible, let me give you a hug" reaction all day, which just makes me want to scream. Life goes through ups and downs, but right now is an awfully large fuckin' down. Karma, you fucking OWE me.....
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I quit men [Nov. 13th, 2005|11:54 am]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |discontentdiscontent]

I quit. Mixed signals make me crazy, and so, I am finished flirting or trying to look pretty or igonoring other guys for someone who just isn't interested enough. I quit.
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I was Little Red Riding Hood [Oct. 31st, 2005|08:34 pm]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |curiouscurious]

lj user="angelgirl0206">'s Halloween party:

_robotsinlove_ dressed as the King of El Salvador.
a_really_good_1 dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Ring of Infinity.
bellamusica dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Maryann.
bigvu247 dressed as a buffalo.
ceartasfaire dressed as a Amiga Guru Meditation Error.
darlingebraday gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Karl Rove.
harleyquinn dressed as a cat.
lincoman dressed as Winona Ryder.
lizavetta didn't dress up, spoilsport.
maedchen dressed as a skeleton.
n4p0r30n dressed as Gwyneth Paltrow.
naporeon didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
oceanchild221 gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as the Duke of West Creek.
rehseboy dressed as a 1980's yuppie child.
rizzo_7 dressed as the love child of Chris Rock and Chandra Levy.
thedivahasaface dressed as Charlie Palmer's cousin.

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Went to a party last night, as Little Red Riding Hood, and that was fun. I got flirted with a lot, but not by the guy I wanted to flirt with me; he ignored me almost all night. So I decided to make my own fun and then went out and did it, go me! I got home at 4:00 a.m. and my feet were killing me from wearing flat ballet slippers all night which is basically like going barefoot.

I like John. I think karma should kick in right about now and give me something good, preferably him.
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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2005|11:43 pm]
Mara
It's too hot in my apartment. For some reason we are having one random day of sweating weather at the end of September. Lying on the couch in shorties and a sports bra and still sweating. Nasty, isn't it? Shouldn't it be fall yet?

Why is my life boring? Why is boring bearable?
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(no subject) [Sep. 13th, 2005|01:22 am]
Mara
[I'm not blue, I'm |mischievousmischievous]

Cool idea started by some friends of friends and whatnot:

Turn your LJ into a confessional of sorts. All comments should be anonymous, that way you can say whatever you wish. It can be about me, about you, about anything you feel like saying without people knowing it's you. If anyone has anything amazing or positive to say, please do, since I'm sure there will be lots of sad secrets too.

Dance puppets, dance! :)
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