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Friday, December 9, 2005

10:25PM - "it's like fucking narnia over there!"

so when i looked at that last house i decided the street was weird and the neighbors seemed creepy. needless to say, i passed on that one. i do, however, have my own realtor now, so sunday we will be spending the whole afternoon looking at homes. i'm really interested in this one: so what do you think? my goal is to be moving in by feb. 1st. my lease will be up on the apt. so to avoid staying at the ranch or with my parents i need to work somewhat speedily. don't get me wrong, this is a serious decision, so i cannot rush it too much. aaron-i'm sorry i haven't emailed back yet. i want to send you a really thoughtful email, and with finals week i just haven't had the time (or brain cells) to sit down and write a quality one. i promise, it's coming. it's weird that i'm really not scared about buying a house. i'm really looking forward to having a space that is mine. i have odd taste in decor anyway, so it'll be nice to not have to consult a lease or landlord before beginning a project. on that note, anyone who has seen my new kitchen floor would probably disagree that i even consider my landlord on such matters. it's a beautiful floor, so how could he possibly be upset? besides, that old one was UGLY!!! not just unattractive, but falling apart and gross. ironically, i selected the same tile to refinish the floor with that the landlord had used to replace the floor in some of the newly redone units in my building. my hope is that when i move he won't notice and assume he did it himself. well, i have to work in the morning, so i really should get some sleep. i had a terrible day today. EVERY lock on my car was frozen shut this morning. it took a few hours, and finally a "please dear daddy come over and fix this mess i've gotten into" phone call to set it right. my dad is the fucking best. write that down. alas, good night, sleep tight...don't let the bed bugs bite.

Current mood: cold
Current music: the beatles*1967-1970 (disc 2)

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

11:04PM - chez moi

I am trying to buy a house. Can you see me, Brian, Lucy, and an Old English Sheep Dog named "Doc" living here? I need advice, suggestions, comments, etc.

Current mood: contemplative

Friday, August 26, 2005

3:09PM - a death in the family...

i have so much to say that i don't even know where to start. i'm feeling really sad right now. my uncle duke passed away, and i am going to the funeral home this afternoon. he was my dad's youngest brother, and i would be lying if i didn't admit that this scares the shit out of me. my dad hasn't lived the healthiest of lifestyles, and i don't know how i would handle it if anything ever happened to him. he stopped smoking a few months ago (at the persistent begging of my mother), and at the age of 50 i think this is pretty impressive. i love him so much, and i hope he's around for a long time. i hadn't spoken to my uncle much in the last couple of years, but my paternal family used to be quite close. once my grandparents died (within a year of one another), the family kind of lost steam. i guess we never realized how much our family events were planned by my grandparents, or how their house was our meeting place. i'm saddened by the loss of my uncle, but i feel like i am also saddened by the reality it forces me to look at. i'm sorry if this entry is a downer. in other news, i'm back at school. i'm only taking 9 hours this semester, but with a full time job AND a part time job, i think 9 is all i can handle. i just can't wait to get finished and start teaching. brian and i leave for disneyworld in a week, and believe me, i need a vacation. work+school=tired karri. last night i went with melissa and anne to wick's for pizza after school. it was nice to catch up with mel. afterwards, anne and i met up with lucy at cumberland to enjoy the leftovers from a wine tasting they had earlier in the evening. i'm not a big fan of chardonnay, but if it's free...well, i'll make an exception. it was fun to talk with anne. she always makes me laugh. annie is home from france for the next month, but she was sleeping last night when we decided to go out. it's always good to see her when she is here. it's hard to believe we survive being away from each other for so long. since we were 5 we've spent almost every day together, especially in high school. we've had lots of time to get used to the distance i suppose. she has her bachelor's from an art school in france, but has decided to pursue her master's. i guess i'll have to anticipate 2 more years in france. at least i have an excuse to go to france. i haven't seen jessie much lately. i was talking to one of our mutual coworkers about this game that jessie made up "live, fuck, or kill" (at least i think i got the name right), and it made me realize that no one can make me laugh as hard as she can. even just a secondhand story of something funny she made up was funnier than most of what i encounter from others firsthand. i miss her. daryl is in my political science class, so that's nice. at least i have someone to talk to about her that sees her everyday. i'd like us to go to the fair this weekend. jessie does puke rides like no other. i seem to recall daryl getting sick on the tornado at harvest homecoming, but maybe i'm wrong. okay, i have to stop procrastinating and go to the funeral home. i hope this finds you well. wish me luck.

Current mood: nostalgic
Current music: frank black's new stuff

Thursday, June 16, 2005

11:14AM - summertime and the livin' is easy (yeah, right)

I've really neglected my journal here lately. Between working two jobs and having two bands I just don't have time. Yesterday I napped in the late afternoon. I can't get enough sleep it seems. I think it must be the lingering effect of my having had mono, but whatever it is I wish it'd go away. Brian just got back from New York. I'm glad. I always miss him so much when he's gone. I did have a lot of fun with Nickie, Marife, and Amber (just to name a few of my accomplices) while he was away. Picture this: Nickie and I on an all-day drunk, listening to Duke Ellington, and pretending to be spies. It was as fun as it sounds. I'm so glad I got to see Amber. She's so busy, but I always enjoy spending time with her when she's in town. Marife, Nickie, and I had lunch at Cafe Lou Lou, and we decided to sit outside. Well, it's near the school for the blind, so the crosswalk sign beeps CONSTANTLY and even talks sometimes. We concluded that it was a very necessary disturbance, but annoying nonetheless. I miss Jessie. A lot. She's really busy right now, and I know that we'll be able to squeeze in some fun soon, but I hope she knows that I think about her often. The guys have a show tomorrow. It's John's birthday, so I'm excited to share it with him (and t.p.). I hope that you-know-who doesn't show up. I mean, just for once. It's my good friend's birthday, and I want to be a part of the celebration, but I don't want to have to spend the evening being vibed out by some good-for-nothing @!#*&% ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I hate her!!!!! One day I'm going to snap, and then hair will be pulled, punches will be thrown, and I, as always, will be the one at which everyone else is mad. Until then, wish me luck. I have to go to work now, but I feel a little bit better having just vented the whole situation. Thanks for listening (or reading, as the case may be).

Current mood: drained

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

8:20PM - new news...

well i signed the lease on my new apt. today. i'm excited, but there is lots to be done. i'll have lots of help this weekend. i have really good people in my life. i don't understand why some people just can't be nice. sometimes it's really hard being in love with someone in a band. the dumb band whores just don't go away. i'll never understand that mentality. i mean, how could you even associate yourself with someone who is only nice to you when they're on top of you!? isn't it obvious? i have to remind myself that things that i consider to be rational thoughts aren't the things that these types of people think of. i'm not unloading with malice, so i won't name any names, but i do feel better for throwing these thoughts out into the abyss

Current mood: busy
Current music: alkaline trio-from here to infirmary

Sunday, January 23, 2005

12:04PM - Infinite wisdom...

In the immortal words of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, "Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks." Amen.

Current mood: amused
Current music: The Killers-Hot Fuss

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

11:08AM - i was feeling near as faded as my jeans...

this will be short because...well, because i don't really feel like spending a lot of time on the old computer today. i'm still pretty road worn from the long car ride back to louisville from jacksonville, florida. i had a lovely holiday with brian and his family. they really know how to make me feel like a part of the family. brian has the sweetest little nana ever. she gives great hugs and whispers the nicest little tear-inducing sentiments in my ear. i love her. that aside, i am looking forward to celebrating christmas with my family tomorrow night. my mom has taken brian on as one of her own. she spends more on him for christmas than me! i took my bass with me to florida, and i learned two new songs while i was there. this is good because i have band practice tonight, and i'd hate to be the only one unprepared. i still haven't found a new place to live, but that's okay. it'll work always does. i guess i'm going to go for now. i'm not able to work directly with clients today because i can't transport them in my car with the roads being like this. i guess i'll spend the day looking for places that are hiring jobs that suit my clients. hopefully i'll get to see jessie today. i missed her a lot on my trip. i'll try to update later when i'm not so tired. take care in the meantime.

Current mood: exhausted
Current music: alkaline trio/hot water music split

Monday, December 13, 2004


I am sad. Soon I have to move from my apartment, and I have no idea where I am going to live. I have a dog, so this gets complicated. Also, the cd player I just had installed in my car ate my Coldplay cd. I guess it doesn't like somewhat wussy, British rock. I, on the other hand, do. So basically I'm stuck with an expensive dashboard ornament in a car that may become my home. I know this is a departure from my usually upbeat entries, but you've caught me on a bad night. On the bright side, Brian keeps telling me he loves me, so I've got that going for me. Too bad he doesn't have a home to give me, and he doesn't fix car stereos. Okay, I'm going to quit typing and feel sad for a bit. I hope your night is better than mine.

Current mood: distressed
Current music: The Merediths practicing in the basement

Thursday, November 18, 2004

10:28PM - i knew it!

You are 87% Pisces

How much do you match your zodiac sign?

I just got back from Chicago. I saw the Pixies with Nickie. It was awesome. I would elaborate, but I am feeling so damn road worn that I have to slip into the bath and directly to bed. I'm like to the point where I'm crying with no idea why because I'm so exhausted. I miss Brian. I wish he wasn't busy tonight. I want to sleep in the bed with him. He smells nice. I got an adorable new skirt at the Gap Outlet that we stopped by on the way home. Maybe I'll show you sometime. For now, good night.
Current mood: exhausted
Current music: A recording of my roommates singing karaoke while drunk

Tuesday, November 9, 2004


I slept WAY too much today. I had to get up really early for work, but when an appointment called me to cancel I went directly back to Brian's to go back to sleep. To give you an idea of how early this was, Brian wasn't even up for work yet when I came back for more sleep. You know you've slept a lot when Jesse asks you if you're feeling okay. I have been sleep deprived for a bit now. My legs have been hurting so badly I can barely sleep at night. I think it may be this medicine I'm on, so I'll be sure and ask the doctor about it when I go back to see her in 2 weeks. This weekend was a blast, but it seems like all I do is have fun lately. Friday night I went to the movies with Jessie and her dad to see "Saw". We had low expectations because the paper bombed it, but to our amazement it was a really good movie. After we took her dad home, Jessie and I met up with Joe to head to Cahoots to get some late night food. Ran into a couple of party animals, which made us all question if that is what we look like when we are drunk. The answer, we concluded, is probably yes. After that I slipped into bed with Brian at his place. Because he was working so much this weekend, we could only see each other while sleeping. Saturday I met up with Jessie again, and we did my two favorite things: shopping and eating. We ended up hanging out at Lynn's Paradise Cafe mooching free sodas. When Joe got off we all went to play some board games. We were all so slap happy it made it hard to concentrate on forming words for "Upwords", but our competitive natures kept us at it. It's amazing how it's 3 in the morning before you know it. Repeat slipping into bed with Brian. Sunday I had band practice, but I hung out with Lizzie for a bit beforehand. We talked about her experience with buying her house, since I am considering buying one in my neighborhood. I'm just sick of renting. I want to be able to sledgehammer my walls down and paint the living room fire engine red if I should get the urge to do so. Plus, the house has a fenced in yard for my little Pepper. I got some great news on the band front, but it's top secret, so I can't tell you yet. Once the details are worked out I'll post it all. In the meantime, I'll give you a hint: I need to get my passport. That's all I'm saying for now. This band has been a really good thing for me. I never should have stopped playing music in the first place. It feels so good to be passionate about something. Yesterday, Brian and I went out to dinner, and then met up with Jesse and Jonathan to see "The Incredibles". It was awesome. Pixar can do nothing wrong so far as I can tell. That brings us up to my sleep fest. The guys are downstairs practicing right now. They're working on a cover for their next show. It's really starting to come together. Well, I think they're finishing up, so I'm gonna go work on some dinner with Brian. Good night.

Current mood: groggy
Current music: The Merediths practicing in the basement

Thursday, November 4, 2004


Why am I always so lazy about updating this thing? Now I have a lot to say. Friday I went to Indy to see Social Distortion. I don't remember the last time I had so much fun. Between "Choice" on the radio for the drive up and Jessie's rant about how much she "fucking hates obese people" on the way home, I never stopped smiling. We had a chance meeting of the official Brian Haulter Ex-Girlfriend Club in front of the Murrat (me being a member since technically I was his ex for about 2 months or so). It's funny how no matter how far you drive you can still see the same damn people. The best part though was that it was such a good night I never felt uncomfortable once. I've pretty much realized that Jessie is my best friend, so I can't imagine ever feeling uncomfortable around her anyway. She's one of those people that now that we're friends it's hard to believe there was ever a time that we weren't. Saturday I went to Brian's Halloween party. The turnout wasn't quite what we'd hoped for, but there were some good costumes that showed up. I wish I'd had my camera. Daryl stood behind "Grandpa's Bar" in the den with a single beam of light shining down on his horned head. It was pretty fucking creepy looking, and we all loved it. Brian and I fell asleep kind of early (if you count the hour we lost on the clocks), and everyone else headed off to the Lava House party. Sunday was fun. We got up early, and went to Bob Evan's for breakfast and to share the paper. Then we went to Oxmoor Mall and did a little window shopping. When I go to the Disney Store I always freak out because I want to buy my nephew EVERYTHING! He's four years old, and if I thought my sister would let me take him home and raise him for my own, I would do it. Nathan gives me hope that having children is going to be fun someday. I'm crazy about this kid. It's cliche, but I didn't know I could love someone so much. I guess when I have my own kid(s) my heart is going to explode! Monday was a busy day for me. I had a ton of work to do, since my end of month paperwork was due, and a client had a job interview. After that I raced home to practice on my own a little before I had band practice. Practice was awesome. I am so happy to be playing in a band again. I'm using all of this excitement to drive myself to work harder. Tuesday was a blah day at work, but after work I went over to my parents' house to go through all of these old, wonderful pictures from my paternal grandparents. The best part was my parents said I could have all the ones I wanted. My favorites are the ones of my grandparents when they first started dating and of my dad when he was a teenager. My dad was flippin' hot! In the 60's he looked just like Ringo Starr, but in the 70's he grew out a mustache and his hair which made him look like George Harrison. It's obvious from these pictures that my dad loved the Beatles. My mom, being ten years younger than my dad, wasn't born until the 60's, so she thinks my dad looks like a total geek. I found one picture of my mom from the 80's where she had total Farrah Fawcett hair, so she doesn't have much room to talk. After the nostalgia fest with my parents I went over to Brian's to watch the election with the Meredith guys. Joe kept trying to make fifty cent bets on who was going to take which state. The problem was that he kept changing his tune if he got one wrong, so it seemed like someone owed him fifty cents all night. It was looking grim for a spell, so Mark put on the wig and crazy glasses. That cheered us up for a while. Yesterday I was a total bum. I slept until 11 or so, and then lounged around the house with Jesse and Kara. Jesse wears these umbro soccer shorts that make me laugh every time. The three of us had a lovely lunch at the Chinese Buffet. We all talked so much that we barely ate! When Brian got home from work we went shopping so we could watch each other shop to get Christmas present ideas. Then we went to the Onion Tea House for dinner. Brian bought the DVD of the Beatles first trip to America, so we came home and watched that with Jesse and Jonathan. Well, I guess that finally brings us to today. I really need to try to write a little something everyday, so I don't have to write a novel all at once about my week. On a final note, The Incredibles opens this weekend, and I can't wait to see it! Maybe I'll see you there. Good day!

Current mood: cheerful
Current music: Me First & the Gimme Gimmes

Thursday, October 28, 2004

5:00PM - A time of thanksgiving...

As per usual, I am long overdue for an update. I think that may be a blessing in disguise, as this probably just indicates I have been doing better things than sitting on my computer. Well, Brian has been sick, which is terrible, and I feel so sorry for him. He is seldom ill, so when he is he almost seems like he doesn't know what to do with himself. I made him some soup and bought him his favorite ice cream. He seemed to feel better, but got over-zealous by his new found well-being and ended up making himself feel worse. I met up with Dan from Red Nails last night to learn the rest of the songs. I officially have chord progressions and arrangements for all of the songs on the demo (5 total), so I am ready to rock and roll! I guess I can consider myself in the band now. I suppose I expected some round table discussion panel of the other members to decide my fate, but Dan just said that they were more concerned with us all getting along, and that after they met me they thought I would fit in. He also said he is confident that I can handle the material, so I guess that's it. Pretty anti-climatic, but that's probably a good thing. I couldn't be happier about it. I'm feeling very content at this point, yet still excited about everything. I feel compelled to mention my friendship with Jessie. Our friendship has become one of the most meaningful relationships in my life. I feel like I could tell her anything, and I feel like she really trusts me in return. Even if we're just hanging out, I always leave with this rewarded feeling. She just had a birthday, which is one of the reasons she's been on my mind. I got to see her serendipitously on her birthday, which was good because it was really important to me to tell her happy birthday in person, but I will being seeing her on purpose tomorrow when we go to see Social Distortion. I can't wait! A road trip is exactly what I've been needing. Work has been so busy lately, so some time off is certainly needed. Saturday night I'll be heading off to Brian's Halloween party, so that should be fun. I still haven't bought my whole costume, but I'm confident it will pull together in the end. Well, I'm yawning, so some relaxing with my book should occur now until Brian calls me after band practice. Good night.

Current mood: relaxed
Current music: Red Nails...duh!

Saturday, October 23, 2004

4:38PM - Good friends and good beer...what more could you want?

What a week! I feel like I've been really busy for a while now. Wednesday I went out for dinner/drinks with my friend Lizzie (whom I've been friends with since 7th grade), which was awesome because prior to that I hadn't seen her since January! It's amazing how when two people get together it can seem like no time has passed, even if it's been ages since they last spoke. That's how it always is with Lizzie. She's great. After a few too many High Lifes I decided I was going to start a band. For the record, I decide this often. The difference is that this time Liz's boyfriend Dan was with us, who is in a band I like tremendously, and he suggested I try out to play bass in his band. I am hella excited about this. I've been practicing my little butt off! I know I can do this, I just have to prove to them that I can do it. Thursday night Candace and I decided to go to Bearno's on Bardstown Rd. and we hung out with the kids from Project Improv. They're comedians by trade, so of course it was a good time. Last night I went to Unique and dinner with Jessie and Daryl. Those two are such a great source of stability in my life. I sincerely appreciate their friendship, and that they share their time with me. Then I was off to see the Merediths at Uncle Pleasant's. They sounded great, and everyone there seemed to be in good spirits. Julia was there, and I absolutelly love that girl. I'm so happy she was there to keep me company all night. We sold t-shirts and cd's at the band merch table and drank beer all night. A good time was had by all. After the show, Brian and I drug our smoke-smelling selves to his house, where I baked some brownies. We ate brownies and snuggled while watching the Family Guy. It was a good night. This morning we went to Big Boy for their unbeatable breakfast buffet, and then went to the Flea Market and Halloween store. I'm still working on my costume, and I fear I will be the day of the party. It always comes together in the end though. Well now I'm going to take a bath and relax until I decide what to do on this rainy Saturday night. All is well, and I hope it stays that way! Good night.

Current mood: pleased
Current music: Red Nails

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

4:41PM - Don't use a screwdriver to "fix" a VCR...

It's Tuesday, and already I've done a lot of hanging out for this week. Yesterday after work Brian and I went for dinner/drinks and then off to see "Team America". It was pretty funny. I've a very British sense of humor in that I love satire. The movie was definitely full of satire. Who could expect less from the creators of "South Park"? I spent the night at Brian's, which is fun, but I miss my dog so much when I don't stay at home. When I came home today she whimpered for like 20 minutes! She's very affectionate, and hogs the entire bed when Brian stays over here. She practically sleeps on his throat! We got her about 2 1/2 years ago, so she's very attached to both of us. She chased a squirrel up a tree today, and seemed very proud of herself. This afternoon I met up with my friend Anne for lunch. We grabed some Q-doba since it was fast and near the school where she had to pick up her host family's kids. She seemed well, although we both seemed very tired. I was definitely having a "please don't let me see anyone I know" type of day. I came home only to find a note from my roommate saying one of the cats is missing. It's Candace's cat, Darby, and I REALLY hope he turns up soon because she is WAY attached to that kitty. It's not the first time he's disappeared, so I am hopeful he will turn up. I don't know what I'm going to do tonight. I bought two new lamps yesterday, which I need to spraypaint orange. I'll probably enlist my dad to help out with that. He's good at it. I also had to buy a new VCR for my bedroom because (you'll never believe this) I broke my AND Brian's VCRs within two days! I had bought "Nightmare Before Christmas" on VHS at the flea market, and I took it over to Brian's to watch it. It got stuck in his VCR, so Carly and I yanked it out with a screwdriver. Needless to say, this broke his VCR. I found him a new one at the Goodwill the next day. So, the tape seemed fine once we got it out, so I put it in my VCR (admittedly this was an idiotic thing to do) the next night. Of course, it got stuck. I tried to get it out gently without damaging my VCR, but it broke the loading mechanism anyway. So my great deal of getting the movie for $2.59 actually ended up costing me more than the special edition DVD version would've cost. At least we both have new VCRs now, and I got them both for $10 each at Goodwill. My mom's friend repairs VCRs, so maybe I'll get ours fixed to keep for backups. I guess I should go. My kitty Lucy really wants me to pet her, and I can't if I keep typing. Good night.

Current mood: mellow
Current music: Lit-Self titled CD

Sunday, October 17, 2004

1:43PM - Things just keep getting better...

It's 1:30 ish in the afternoon, and I'm still tired! I had lots of dreams last night, and I woke up with a cramp in my neck. I miss my own bed. It's so comfortable. I had a blast yesterday in some unexpected places. I went out to lunch with my friend Chuckie, and then we both headed off to the By The Grace of God reunion show. They sounded great, and it was for a good cause. I was a little worried at lunch that I wouldn't be able to get in since I didn't pre-buy my ticket, but to my relief it wasn't sold out. Actually since it was to raise money for Adele, I wish it had been sold out. That way she would've gotten as much help as possible. I ran into a bunch of people I haven't seen in forever. It was nice, and I felt 15 again! (Except this time I was drinking a High Life) I did a little shopping yesterday, and I bought a new rug. I'm really excited about the rug. It's awesome! I can't wait to move so I have a place to display all of my neat new stuff. Living with two roommates is fun, but you have to make room for everyone's stuff, so I can't properly use all of the new things I've purchased. My parents' garage looks like a mini-apartment. It's full of my things. After the show I met up with Jessie and Daryl (who, for the record, are two of my FAVORITE people), and we all went to J's new house for a housewarming/birthday soiree. J's new house is REALLY nice, and he had Arni's pizza and cupcakes that he made himself with little pumpkins and bats on them. It was adorable. Plus, it's fun to watch he and Jessie try to kill each other in the kitchen. Everyone there was really nice, so it was a really comfortable place to be. Brent and Betsy brought their baby, Sarah, who was amazingly cute. She had this little sweatsuit with devil horns and a tail stitched to it. I wanted to put her in my pocket and feed her M&M's for eternity. This kid was that cute. After the party Jessie and Daryl had to meet up with Claire and Michael to go to Nightmare Forest. I was actually feeling brave enough to go, but Brian's feelings would be very hurt because he's been begging me for almost 4 years to go to a haunted house with him, and I never would. My first time trying a haunted house must include Brian for posterity. I hope they had fun, and maybe next weekend we can all go to Culbertson Mansion or something. I have no idea what I'm going to do today. I'd like to go shopping again. I've made a lot of extra money this week since A) there were 3 paychecks in October B) my mileage checks are written on the 15th every month, which also happened to be payday and C) my cell phone reimbursement check came 2 days before that. So shopping...who's coming with me? Well, I'm off to make some calls to make this shopping trip happen. Good day!

Current mood: chipper
Current music: A power saw on the home improvement show I'm watching

Saturday, October 16, 2004

10:30AM - Why don't people have internal snooze buttons?

It's saturday morning, and I have no reason to be awake except that Brian always wakes up early with or without an alarm. Once he gets up and starts moving around it's hard for me to stay asleep. He's already off to the studio at this point to work on recording some songs with his band. I have a full day of thrift shopping and a By The Grace Of God reunion show on my plate. Aaron, if you're reading this: I'm sorry you are missing the show, but if it's any consolation the show is actually missing you. Tonight I may hang out with Jessie and Daryl, but I'm not sure because they really want to go to a haunted house, and I don't really like those things. I had a traumatic experience in one when I was about 13, and I haven't been in one since. I didn't pee in my pants or anything, there was just too much fake fog/smoke which made me unable to breathe. It really upset me at the time, although if I went in one now I probably wouldn't remember what all the fuss was about. Well, I should have better things to do on this COLD AS H-E-double hockey sticks day than sit in Brian's room writing on my live journal. Wish me luck on my search for neat things today! And in case I don't see you, "Good afternoon, good evening, and good night."

Current mood: cold
Current music: The sound of kids laughing in the yard

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

7:47PM - May your dreams be so happy and your head light...

Today is Wednesday, and I did not feel particularly well for most of the day. My belly was aching tremendously, so I sat around and did a cross stitch project I've been wanting to finish. It turned out quite well, and I framed it up and gave it to Brian. I thought he would like it because the star on it looked like a character from Mario Bros. Besides, it's cute when he and I are domestic together. After a long day of crafts, Brian and I went to dinner at Clarksville Seafood. If you've never eaten there, you have no idea what you are missing. The smell alone is enough to make my mouth water. I've been a vegetarian since October of 1995, but added fish back to my diet about a year and a half ago. My hair was falling out really badly, and I just felt ill in general, so the doctor suggested that if I could tolerate eating seafood to do it. I still feel a little weird when I eat it, but I have seen an improvement in my overall health since I made the switch. I would never add beef, pork, or fowl back to my diet though. I just couldn't do it. After dinner Brian headed off to band practice, so I made my daily visit to my parents, and then took my Nanny to the grocery. Nanny rewarded me with some homemade apple pie. Delicious! No one can touch my Nanny's cooking. I hope I can someday develop half the skills she has in the kitchen. I watched a little prime time television with my parents. My mom is hooked on Desperate Housewives, Lost, and anything that starts with "CSI". It's nice to bond over the television with her. I did catch some of the presidential debate tonight, but I already know who I'm voting for, so it wasn't anything too influential. I got an unexpected call from Brian while he was at the grocery store. I love him so much. I can't even elaborate because if you use too many words to describe it you just end up snowballing your point. I love him, that's all. He can make me feel like the most special person on the planet. Granted, we have hard times now and then, but when it's like tonight you understand why it's so important to you. Well, my cousin Darraill is on his way over for me to proof read his paper for class and bring me some new fish for my aquarium, so I guess I should finish this for tonight. Good night!

Current mood: loved
Current music: Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Duets

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

9:51PM - Sometimes you just gotta take the shit with a smile.

Okay, so it's been a while since I got around to doing this thing again. Right now I am sitting at Brian's while he and the guys record some new/old stuff. It's an interesting process, though tedious it seems. I had a great weekend. Friday I went to see "Shaun of the Dead" with Jessie and Daryl after spending the evening wandering around the rural parts of Indiana with them. Then off to see the Merediths at Gerstle's. Saturday was all about the Harvest Homecoming. Jessie, Daryl, Claire, and I rode all of the classics: The Gravitron, Tornado, and Loop (formerly the Salt & Pepper Shakers). We rode rides and ate greasy food until we all felt like throwing up! Good times! Sunday was nice. I laid around, and then did some house cleaning projects. My carpets have never looked better. I'm confident I am the only person in my apartment building who uses a carpet shampooer. Just because I don't own the place doesn't mean I have to live in a dump. The place looks great with the halloween decorations up. I have spooky spiderweb tablecloths and a cute vintage bat hanging from the dining room light fixture. I'm quite pleased with it. Sunday night was pleasant. Freshly cleaned carpets, new sheets on the bed, freshly bathed dog, and Brian in my bed. What more could I ask for? Got up REALLY early on Monday to finish my paperwork and took Brian to work. I LOVE morning goodbye kisses from Brian. They carry me through the day. I worked a full day, then ran home to freshen up for the show at Uncle Pleasants. Had to deal with someone I don't particularly care for, but it's the price I gotta pay to support the band. A few vodka & cranberries later, it becomes more difficult not to start punching faces. I need to remember that: don't drink if you don't want to get into fights. Well, it's only Tuesday, so that's all I've got for now. I'm sure the law of averages would say that something interesting is bound to happen eventually this week, and I'll try to stay on top of updating this with it. Good night.

Current mood: thoughtful
Current music: Death Cab for Cutie

Monday, September 20, 2004

6:47PM - The Great Exodus

As if any of you care, here is a bit of an update on the life of little ol' me. I spent my weekend assisting Brian and his bandmates with their move into the Meredith Ranch. It was good to spend time with them, but I'm not very good at the heavy lifting stuff. I mean, I AM a girl and not some crazy body builder chick. I spent most of my time cleaning their stuff so that they weren't moving dirty things into their awesome new pad. I've officially gotten to spend my first night in their new place, so I'm excited I got to be there to be a part of breaking the place in properly. A bottle of wine and a trip to Williams Bakery...what more could you ask for? On my own homefront I came to the apartment to get ready for work this morning to discover that my roommate Candace had done some SERIOUS cleaning to our place. We don't keep the place messy by any means, so when I say she cleaned I'm talking about bleaching the kitchen floor, organizing the refridgerator, etc. The place is amazing! You could eat off of the floor. I mean, if one would want to do something like that. Anyway, I think I'm about to get some placements at work. One client did so well in her interview today she's been called back for a second one, and another client that's been struggling to find work got offered an interview today. This makes me very happy. I like it when I see the results of my hard work. Alas, my tummy is growling, so I'm off to eat. Good night!

Sunday, September 12, 2004


Where to begin? I guess I'll begin my first entry on my brand spankin' new livejournal account by saying "Hello. My name is Karri." I guess if you are reading this there is a good chance that you actually know me in person, or you probably wouldn't have found this thing. I'm a pretty normal girl, but hopefully some funny little things will happen during the course of my days to allow me to share them with you. I'll start with the basics: I have a dog named Pepper and a cat named Lucy. They are the lights of my life! I'm convinced that all good people have pets. My cat sits on the computer desk while I type. I look forward to this simple act by her every time she does it. My dog is my best friend (no offense to my human counterparts). It's cliche perhaps, but Pepper is the most loyal little creature you'll ever meet. I have a boyfriend named Brian, and he is a guiding light in the haze that is my life. He is my voice of reason, although when it comes to filling out forms or dealing with customer service representatives in any form he's quick to delegate that responsibility to me! I like to think he keeps my feet on the ground, and I keep his head in the clouds. We basically drive each other mad, but what can I say...we're in love! He works a lot, but I have a pretty unusual work schedule myself, so it works out for the best usually. I am in social services, specifically working with adults with disabilities. I assist them in finding community based employment, training them on their job, and then following up with them until it is certain they are quite stable. It's kind of neat because in a way I've worked just about everywhere! I've assisted with training a hotel housekeeper, a burger flipper, the person in the chuck e. cheese costume, a video game repairman, and several pizza box folders, just to name a few. Anyway, it's late, and I'm tired. I had a busy day of antique shopping with Daryl, Jessie, and Chris (whom I will never refer to again as "Daryl's sister", she is Chris, a really nice girl I know), immediately followed by some rib festival madness with Brian. In other words: I'm spent! To all a good night, and take care until we meet again.

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