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1st-Mar-2013 11:55 pm(no subject)
tango maureen
I'm giving livejournal another go, with the hopes keeping up this time. Its been a shaky start to 2013, with the plant that I worked at closed, financial aid for college was denied, and spending time on unemployment looking for a job. On the bright side, there's a government program that should pay for two years of re-education.

During the downtime, I've been catching up on Pern RPGs, WoW, and a couple other forum RPGs. Recently bought Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect, and so far Borderlands has been a lot of fun.
16th-Sep-2010 12:10 am(no subject)
Someone has to keep
I seem to keep updating fewer and fewer times. Not because I don't have things to say, but because I keep having what Mom calls "Senior Moments" and forget to write them down. Maybe I'll start carrying a notebook to write things down in. :) So what's been going on with me?

I'm realizing that if I want to get out of my current job in the next twenty some odd years, I need to either get certification or a new education. I've decided to to pursue my mcse and A+ certification as well as an online degree. I'm currently going to DeVry for network systems administration and hope to be done in a reasonable time. However I haven't heard good things about DeVry's reputation in the workforce, so we'll see how it goes. Although thanks to the online classes, I was able (read rationalized buying) to purchase a snazzy new netbook with mobile broadband. Certainly makes getting homework done. And in a completely unrelated topic, Jeni's Ice Cream is on food network and I totally want some now. Seriously, if you live in the Columbus area or it's sold near you, you must try it. :) http://jenisicecreams.com/
Seriously. Best. Ice Cream. Ever.

Anyhoo, work is going ok and classes are good even if I feel like I'm not learning a whole lot. I am however, feeling like I'm in a good place in my life, even if I can't properly budget. :)

I have found however that I watch far too much cooking channel and food network for my own good. It makes me hungry and I end up cooking far too much. Not to mention what it does to my weight watchers' points! :P D

HBO has been putting out too many fun looking series and I might have to get it. I am very excited that they're making a mini series out of R. R Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire. Seriously I was geeking out at work trying to find trailers and info. I worry however that my expectations will be set to high and I'll be disappointed. There's also a prohibition era series that looks really good as well.

Lj cut for Kinky ramblingCollapse )
24th-May-2010 07:57 am - cats
tango maureen
This one's a short post since I got off from work at 6a and need to go to bed.

Only one of my cats could fall out the window and end up on top of said window. From three stories up, she jumped down and appears to be ok. I'm going to keep an eye on her to be sure, but man I feel like a bad mom. :(

Picture from twitpic
8th-Dec-2009 11:42 pm - Yet another overdue update
tango maureen
I swear that I always plan to update, but little things keep getting in the way. Maybe I should start carrying a notebook around again.

Family is doing well for the moment, though Dad's health is better some days and worse others. It looks like he's going to have to get his knees replaced soon. My brother and cousin helped me move recently and during the move his temporary prosthetic (sp?) eye popped out. Was both funny and odd at the same time.

The bf and I are doing well, though we had a recent breakdown in communication regarding the kink in our relationship. Hopefully things can be worked out this weekend when he's over.

Christmas is coming up soon and I have none of my gifts bought. Scaling back both on gifts and cards this year, though knowing me I'll end up going over budget. Mom and had a brief conversation on my studying Judaism and that I'm "seeking". I fully expect a two pronged attack from her and my sister regarding returning to the church. Then again maybe I'm not giving them enough credit. Either way, Christmas hasn't had religious meaning for me in years so celebrating with the family doesn't bother me. I am however going to put my mezzuzah up this weekend. Also might try to find a menorah and certainly go to Friday night services. I need to get more involved in Temple life again. Which means getting involved rather than sit on the edge.

I've been trying to get back to doing things I enjoy. So I've been doing some rp-ing on InsaneJournal.com and am making a character for an Earthdawn game a friend is running. Of course I'm playing an Elven Archer. :p

Hopefully things keep getting better.

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26th-Aug-2009 04:36 am(no subject)
After realizing that I haven't done a good, solid update in a hella long time. So it's going to be one of those bulleted/lj-cut style updates. :)

Dad is doing really well since his bypass surgery. He's going to physical therapy twice a week and looks much better than he did before. Dad's driving again and it makes life a lot easier for all of us now that he can take himself where he wants to go. :)

Mom managed to dislocate her elbow at Buckeye Lake by trying to fall into the lake after her fish. :p All kidding aside, we're all glad that she hit the support post rather than actually fall into the water. Aside from some stiffness, she's fine.

My brother managed to get a screwdriver stuck in his eye, but the doctors think that they can save his sight as long as he follows directions and keeps it clean and covered.

I've been feeling like it's time to get back to studying, going to services, and call the Temple. I also need to write a letter of sorts to Mom and my sister to talk about my study of Judaism and possibly wanting to convert. I'm at the point where I can't imagine going forward without being open and honest with my family and myself.

D and I are back together and I think that while things aren't the same as before, we're talking more now which is good.

I'll add more after work. Morning all.
4th-Apr-2009 12:57 am - AEA
tango maureen
So, I drove up to Kent Ohio to go to Beta Psi's 3rd degree. And while it was good to see people I knew, by and large I felt pretty old. :) In fact I now have a great-great-great grand little. Did I mention I felt old? :p Was considering driving home tonight, but I've been up since 5am-ish so after driving over a curb (cut the turn short) I decided to suck it up and get a hotel room. they only had suites, so I got a bit of a break. Very tempted to use the whirlpool tub, but the bed is calling my name.

good night folks, gotta drive home in the am.
Earlier this fall I weighed in at 284, which is the most I've weighed in a while. By February I was down to around 279 and currently down to 266. I'm pretty pleased with myself and am loosing about two pounds a week. I'm using a combination of weight watchers online and sparkpeople.com, which seems to be working. If nothing else, it's forcing me to acknowledge what I'm eating. What I have to be careful of is not eating enough. I've got a bad habit of trying to cut too much out of my daily intake. I tend to be like "Hah! I didn't need all of my points/calories today!" which of course isn't good for the blood sugar, being a diabetic. Am hoping to get out and do some walking now that the weather is nice. Also considering getting a stationary bike for the apartment. Bill has suggested getting a bike and hitting the park, but I'll have work up to that.

I have however, not been able to stay awake for the life of me at work. Probably should get back to going to bed at a decent hour.

Tomorrow I will be 31. Honestly there are days where I think I'd forget my b-day if someone didn't remind me. I will be working and going to group. How exciting! ;) I am however going to a Cavs game on Saturday. Yay!
19th-Jan-2009 07:32 pm(no subject)
I seem to not update as much as I could, and that's partially due to the fact that I've been feeling rather blah lately. Not that anything is wrong per se, I've just been in a "not really caring about certain things" sort of mood. I guess you could say that avoidance has been very frequent for me lately. Things I don't want to do are being pushed back to the back burner which means that I actually end up doing more work than if I'd just done whatever it was the first time. Current assignment for the week is pulling my head out of my ass and getting stuff done.

I've been in a cooking mood lately, and interested in busting out the new slow cooker I got for Christmas from my parents. I'm thinking about doing pulled pork, potatoes, and green beans for the weekend. We'll see though.

Job is going well, aside from car problems due to cold weather I've been getting to work on time, which is a very good thing as I don't need more points! Vacation time has been submitted and I'm all set for the family and friends cruise in July. I'm really looking forward to it, but need to get my (and my nephew's) passport paperwork started. We'll be visiting CoCo/Cay Bahamas and Nassau.

Relationship is good, though I think I need to find a balance between boyfriend time, friend time, and going to Temple time. Sort of feels like I'm pulling in several different directions and not giving everyone my full attention. Or at least as much attention as I think I should be giving. David and I are going to a party on Saturday which should be fun. I'm glad I gave it a chance though, it's definitely been one of the highlights of the year. We also have profiles up on fetlife (if you're kink minded) which has been good for information and chatting with like minded people.

That's it for now, I'm off to watching Good Eats and/or Property Virgins on HGTV. :-D
1st-Jan-2009 08:47 pm(no subject)
tango maureen
I love my guild on Earthen Ring. And maybe one day, I'll have a high enough character to go raid other cities. :) Pretty much what happens, is if you can get together a group of your faction and kill all of the opposing faction's leaders you get a special mount.

Alea Iacta Est NYE '09

And on a completely unrelated note, I was hoping for a closer game in the Rose Bowl. Looks like the Big Ten isn't going to win a lot of it's bowl games this year.

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