Monday, June 30, 2014

Exclamation Points!

I have two platonic Lady Dates this week! One with two friends I adore and one with a new person! The latter terrifies me but the former comforts me so I suppose they even out. Being social: I CAN DO THIS.

So you know how there was nothing wrong with my car save exterior damage?  Uh no.  It cost me $584 to replace the busted radiator and the metal that surrounds it because both were fucked up in the accident.  My roommate then proceeded to try to convince me it had nothing to do with the accident.  Yeah…metal totally gets shifted 2” with everyday use.  I told him he needed to help me pay for it since I don’t have the money.  He uses my car more than I do and has never once offered to help pay for servicing, new brakes, new tires,…  He said he’d do what he can.  Yeah.  I’m never going to see a penny of it.  Sigh.

I’m really looking forward to it being August so I can have my own place.  My new place has a pool and I cannot WAIT to use it!  It’s right next to my apartment and I’m hoping to utilize it daily for swimming or walking or physical therapy.  Or just sitting in the damn pool for no other reason than I can.

I’ve made the decision to - once I move and have a kitchen I can use - work towards vegetarianism.  Instead of just cutting out meat altogether (which I eat a lot of) I’m going to introduce more non-meat foods and then start eliminating the meat.  I think that’ll be better for me emotionally what with my food issues and history of disordered eating.

Oh my gosh!  In September I’m going on a big ol’ adventure!  I’ll be visiting Sonya in San Jose and being in her wedding (eeee!) and then Sarra’s flying me up to Seattle (where I’m going to be vegan for the week) and then I head to Vegas to meet someone I’ve been talking to for the past year+.  I’m so lucky to have friends who love me and want to see me this much!  I plan to meet a few other internet friends along the way.  Because I have no money, I envision a lot of cheap food, Netflix watching, and tons of random free silliness!  I’m so excited and nervous!  New people!  Ack!!  But adventure!  So much adventure!!!

I did volunteer training to work with a local domestic violence organization!  They practically pounced on me once I shared my experience and history working/volunteering with nonprofits.  For now I just want to do office work and I’m really excited about it!

Jesus Christ there are a lot of exclamation points in this entry.  I can’t help it, I’m excited about so many things!

Books Read in April, May, & June

My goal for the year was to read 30 books and I'm currently reading #67!

Annihilation - I cannot wait for the rest of the series!
The Twits by Roald Dahl
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
The Omega Cage by Steve Perry
’Salem's Lot by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King
It by Stephen King
Christine by Stephen King
Different Seasons by Stephen King
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
Night Shift by Stephen King
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Cell by Stephen King
Vegan Vampire Vaginas by Wol-vriey
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
His Dark Materials 1: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Maddaddam 1: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (reread before reading the final book in the trilogy)
Maddaddam 2: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (reread before reading the final book in the trilogy)
Maddaddam 3: Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
meowWOW!: Curiously Compelling Facts, True Tales, and Trivia Even Your Cat Won't Know by Gina Spadafori
bowWOW!: Curiously Compelling Facts, True Tales, and Trivia Even Your Dog Won't Know by Gina Spadafori

Movies Discovered in April, May, & June
GI Joe: Retaliation - Shootings and explosions and The Rock…can’t beat that!
Ichi the Killer

(sorta) TV Discovered in April, May, & June
After Hours
Honest Trailers
Cinema Sins


  1. So glad everything's going well, about damn time! <3

  2. Congratulations on working towards vegetarianism! I can't speak to the eating disorder part, but some general advice for going veg is to find lots of new foods that you LOVE, instead of focusing on the things you can no longer have. You don't want it to be about deprivation. Tofu and beans can be your best friends (and if you buy the dry beans in bulk and cook them at home, they are dirt cheap). Oh also, lentil soup is also really cheap, easy and filling. The fake meat products can be nice to have on occasion, and I know a lot of people who relied on them while making the transition, but they are pretty expensive and not that great for you. I just wanted to mention that because some people think that all vegetarians are constantly chowing on Morningstar veggie nuggets, and so they think vegetarianism has to be really expensive and processed, and that's just not true. All things in moderation. Best of luck!!

  3. I just wanted to say, thank you for posting because your posts have really helped me.