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17 September 2007 @ 05:32 pm
Random advice needed. Sorry for not posting much and then just posting to get some help!

So I got conch piercings in both ears a couple of weeks ago, and today I discovered that I can't really wear ear buds without either wedging them in and having them push on the jewelry and hurt or just gently setting them in my ear and have them fall out because they they are barely in. Have any of you with conch piercing encountered this? Have you tried the ear buds that Apple makes that have the different sized pieces that fit in your ear? I want to wear ear buds, dammit!
Then you should come out a give it a try! The Tornado Alley Rollergirls are looking for ladies 21 and up join us this Sunday to see what roller derby is all about. Hit me up with any questions you might have, but I'll answer a few for you right now:

Q: Do I have to be a good skater?
A: No. We'll train you.

Q: Will I get hurt?
A: Maybe. But rink rash with a fishnet pattern in it is pretty darn sexy.

Q: Will roller derby be the funnest thing I've ever done, ever?
A: Probably like top 3.

Q: Will I make tons of awesome friends?
A: Of course!

Wanna Be a Rollergirl?Collapse )

It would be great to have some more Norman girls on the league, so if you've ever considered it please come join us!
13 January 2007 @ 12:14 am
We're stuck at home tonight (and possibly all weekend) due to the ice storm. I'm sad about being stuck home likely all weekend, because I wanted to go skating this weekend. I need to practice because I'M JOINING THE ROLLER DERBY! Okay, if you read Kathleen's journal, this is no new news to you, but I still wanted to put it out there. I ordered my skates yesterday and one of the teams that is hurting for members is already trying to court us in hopes that we will pick their team when the time comes. The Oklahoma City league, the Tornado Alley Rollergirls, is still a young league. They had an exibition last Sunday but won't begin having actual bouts until March. That will only give us two months to catch up, but I"m ready for it! All you Oklahoma people will have to come check us out. And in case you're wondering (you probably weren't, but I want to show off,) here is what mine and Kathleen's skates will basically look like:

Current Location: ice covered Norman
12 November 2006 @ 02:32 am
If feeling like Guitar Hero is my calling is wrong, I don't want to be right.
27 October 2006 @ 01:20 pm
Tagged by captdetergent  andspacecoffin2000 

Write a journal entry with six random facts about yourself.
Then, pick six of your friends list and tag them - no tag backs. These rules should be included in your entry. 

1.  My latest online obsession is looking at jeans on eBay.  I want premium denim, but at a fraction of the price.

2.  I can't say "Boo!" without sticking an "Urns!" on the end.

3.  On my desk I have 4 books of Hornets Basketball row A season tickets, which equals close to $10,000.

4.  I sucked on my left thumb until I was about 6 and now my left thumb is shorter than the right.  I don't have proof that this is the cause, other than the fact that all of my other fingers seem to be even when comparing left to right.

5.  My 25th birthday was one month ago tommorrow.  To celebrate, we went to Tokyo Sushi where I dropped a piece of sushi in Jeremy's glass of water.  I fished out the piece of sushi and ate it, but I had to order him a new glass because it had bits of rice and salmon floating around in it.

6.  When Jeremy and I were in New York, we walked past Michael Stipe messing with his phone on a dark side street outside of a restaurant.  The next day we heard "Man on the Moon" in the Virgin Mega Store and laughed about it how it was "our good friend, Michael Stipe."  Now, we say that whenever we hear REM.

Now I tag:
Current Location: Bricktown, Oklahoma City
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
27 October 2006 @ 01:06 am
I just finished hemming my first pair of jeans using the nearly-invisible-keep-the-original-hem-intact method, and it was a success. I will no long shy away from jeans that fit well just because they are 5 inches too long. I feel like this is some sort of turning point in my fashion life or something.
26 October 2006 @ 12:21 pm
In case you haven't heard from me or Kathleen yet, I got a new job. After 6 and a half years at Hancock's, I have finally moved on. Thanks to Kathleen, I heard about an opening as a receptionist at her advertising agency. I decided to go in for an interview, and when hearing that the pay and benefits were way more decent than what I was getting at Hancock's, I decided to go for it. Kelly, the woman who hired me, liked that I have experience in managing because if things work out right for me, she plans to train me to become an office manager in the future. I started on Monday, and so far it's all been a nice change of pace. I would list off the things that I like, but I realize that they are just the difference between retail and an office job, like getting to wear shoes because they are cute and not because they offer good arch support, and being able to keep a cup of tea at my desk all day. Oh yeah, and being able to send e-mail and occasionally be able to check the ol' LJ. So far I'm keeping busy with work, though, so there has been minimal need to entertain myself with the internet.  And I have to make Kathleen look good, since she recommended me for the job.

One of the neat things about this job is that the office is in Bricktown. For those of you not from Oklahoma, Bricktown is an area of Oklahoma City that was built between the late 19th and early 20th century as a commercial area to cater to railroad traffic and businesses. After the Dust Bowl and WWII it became mostly vacant until a restoration project began about 10 years ago and it is once again a lively area full of restaurants, offices, clubs, shopping, event centers, a ballpark, and a canal that is trying to rip off San Antonio's Riverwalk. The original buildings remain so it has has that industrial early 20th century feel to it. It's pretty much the main attraction of Oklahoma City. 

From my minimal research, I would estimate that this building was built between 1903-1911. That's pretty old for Oklahoma considering we are celebrating our centennial of statehood this year. Earlier today, we had an adventure in the freight elevator when it decided that rather than going to the fourth floor like we wanted it to, it would rather jerk around for two minutes when we were halfway to the door before giving up and then sliding all the way back down to the basement.  We decided that rather than try to ride it back up to the second floor where our office is, that we would rather get off and take the regular elevator.  When running into the maintenance man on our way back, Kelly said, "I thought you had fixed the freight elevator!" to which he replied, "We did!" and she told him about what had happened and then he said, "Oh, well it doesn't go above the third floor because it needs to be oiled."  Thanks maintenance man.  At least we were comforted by the fact that if the elevator dropped, it was going only four floors so we wouldn't be killed, only badly injured, and then we could sue the building owner and never have to work again.

Well I guess it's time to go eat some lunch.  See ya!
Current Location: Bricktown, Oklahoma City
11 October 2006 @ 01:16 am
Hah!  Check out today's Woot!  News later when I feel like typing more.
03 August 2006 @ 10:11 pm
White wine followed by mint chocolate chip ice cream is kinda weird, but not as bad as one would think.

Also, Sarah, why are you all "Do not disturb" on Skype?

Also, my back hurts from hunching over an ironing board all day in attempts to finish the bedroom curtains.

Also, Jeremy updated, so I felt like I should, too, even though I don't have anything particularly interesting to say.

This will only be interesting if you like Project Runway.Collapse )
27 July 2006 @ 10:49 pm
Today I got a job working for Kayne Gillaspie from Project Runway! He's working on a line of evening wear that he will be taking to the Atlanta Apparel Mart in August and I'm going to be on what you could call his production team that makes the dresses to fill the orders that he receives. I'll be starting probably next month when he comes back from Atlanta. Right now I'm just going to work for him part-time unless he can offer stable enough work to be worth quitting Hancock's over. I'm very excited about this because it could be an excellent opportunity for me if Kayne's career continues in the direction it's already going. If nothing else, it will be a great learning experience for me. Everyone be excited for me!
29 June 2006 @ 12:55 pm
I forgot to mention in yesterday's update that Jeremy bought the house across the street and one over from Kathleen and Travis's house, so we can get a dose of them whenever we want. And GoGo likes to run across the street to come visit us. It's a good thing she knows how to ring the doorbell all by herself. She's quite the talented little shih-tzu.
12 January 2006 @ 02:17 pm

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Originally uploaded by broadzilla.
Alright boys and girls, finally the pictures that maybe a few of you have possibly been anxiously awaiting!
12 January 2006 @ 12:45 pm
Coming soon: my pictures from New Year's Eve. I'm just waiting for them to upload to Flickr. I got a new camera for Christmas so I'm trying to get in the habit of taking a lot of pictures like I used to do a few years back.

In the meantime, I thought I would try to do something other than a picture update. My good IRL friends know about my wrist problems, but here's a little info for the rest of you. For the last two years, I've been dealing with undiagnosed RSI problems in my wrists and hands. I'm finally getting around to getting them treated with my job picking up the bill. This is pretty exciting for me. What is not exciting is that I have to wear ugly awkward wrist splints all the time for a bit. It's hard to do anything with them on, and that's no good. The next step is an EMG, and based on that I guess they decide whether I need physical therapy or surgery. I'm keeping my fingers crossed against the surgery since I've read too many stories of people that had surgery and started having pain again 6 months later, but we'll see what happens.

Other than that I don't have much to update about. Jeremy got me a new fancy sewing machine for Christmas so I have all kinds of ideas swirling about in my head for putting it to good use. I just discovered Etsy.com and it's exciting to find a place where people can sell their handcrafted items to people that can appreciate the time and creativity that went into their unique handcrafted item.

Now I'm off to go post my New Year's pictures!
19 December 2005 @ 12:31 pm

Originally uploaded by broadzilla.
My SantaCon pictures. If you want more pictures be sure to take a look at Sarah's pictures if you haven't yet.
17 September 2005 @ 07:08 pm

Jeremy and I are planning a trip to New York in November, and I just realized a few minutes ago that the premiere to Goblet of Fire is set for when we will be there!  Now if only I could figure out how to get us tickets...

23 February 2005 @ 11:54 pm
Christina Ricci is on Conan right now and she's really skinny. I don't like it.

Jeremy and I just took a vacation to San Francisco/Oakland, and now I'm eating some of the $8 worth of Jelly Bellies that I bought while we were out there. I sure do love me some Jelly Bellies.

Random updates are a lot easier than real updates when I haven't updated in so long, so I thought I'd start with that. I'm sorry to my friends that I suck at LiveJournal.
13 November 2004 @ 08:18 pm
Reminder to the ex-Hancock employees:

Amanda's baby shower is tomorrow at 7. It's at Ms. Hatcher's house, but I don't remember her address. Call Hancock's tomorrow for directions. Amanda is registered at Babies R Us and Target, but she thinks the stuff at Target is cuter. See you guys there!
20 October 2004 @ 12:45 pm
I'm a big jerk. Today I was going to go to the meeting to begin substitute teaching but forgot about it until fifteen minutes before it was supposed to start. Seeing as I was still in pj's because I was planning on sewing until I have to go to work tonight, I knew that I wouldn't make it in fifteen minutes.

Oh well, I guess my sewing is more important right now because I have three costumes I'm getting paid to make that need to be done as soon as possible. I'm making three Matrix style trenchcoats for my high school dance teacher's twin daughters and one of their friends. I'm mostly done with two of them and was planning on starting the third today. I need to make part of Jeremy's costume as well but it should be pretty easy so I'm not worried about it. With all the other costumes, I don't think I'm going to make one for myself this year like I have done for the past several years. I'm a little sad about that, but I haven't even been able to totally settle on what I want to be so I that just adds to me not having time to make it.

Some girl has been putting up a fuss over at sew_hip about whether or not to share her fleece boa pattern since she is selling the boas that she made. She ended up sharing since she got the idea from some that she saw at a craft fair. I haven't yet jumped in to tell her that Hancock's has a free handout on how to make them because I haven't decided whether or not I want to put her in her place that she in no way created the pattern. I guess I'll just wait and see how her attitude goes. I did do that to someone over at unejupe not that long ago when she tried to make her halloween fabric sound hard to get when we've got it Hancock's right now. I just don't like people trying to get snobby about things like fleece and halloween fabric in front of me. It's my business, you aren't going to impress me with common things like that.

How easy is it to make banana bread? Is it something that someone whose never baked anything unless it was something that came in a box like cupcakes and brownies could make without too much difficulty? I want to make some, but baking is one stereotypically female hobby I have yet to really try.

I need lunch. Later tators.
14 October 2004 @ 11:40 pm
He's a Lady - premieres october 19
They thought they were competing for the title of "All-American Man." They couldn't have been more wrong.

This fall, eleven manly men will compete to become...the ultimate lady. And the winner will take home a quarter of a million dollars!

On that page, look at the guy fourth from the right. Here is a better look. A few of you recognize him? Hahahahahah! For those of you that don't, he was the guy lived in our apartment before us. He was apparently on Oprah yesterday. Anyone happen to have caught yesterday's Oprah?