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I'm making deviled eggs and thinking of you. <3
|[23:58] Rinny: I'm going to the happiest place on earth next week
[23:59] Tom: OH MY GOD
[23:59] Rinny: o.O
[23:59] Tom: You're coming to Canada <3
[23:59] Rinny: LMAO
|Blogging||So I've been thinking about making a blog... like a real blog. Bring back chibielf.com or something instead of LJ. I know, with how much I update LJ... but I've been thinking about it and have some ideas. Just a place to put all the random thoughts I have, usually wow related, but was thinking of having wow blog and personal blog... I dunno. I've been doing some shopping this morning and it looks as if I wanted "easy to use" hosting/blogmaker/whatever it's going to be like $15/month. Which I guess isn't bad... but I'm kinda cheap. Plus I'm pretty sure chibielf.com was like $30 for six months if I remember right.
So I guess I'm fishing for suggestions here, if anyone has any leads on a decent host and/or how exactly one would go about making a blog thing. I know nothing about coding and prefer the "doing it for dummies" methods. :P
Blarg. Lunch time.
|Crazy dream||Not a real update, just wanted to post my crazy dream.
It was me, tentouchan, bulma_chan, and I THINK the 4th girl was Kendra's sister (though I have never met her before, I just knew that it was her). We were off to find buried treasure! I was cat-sitting Kendra's cats (but she and her sister were home...not sure WHY I was cat-sitting them). But we had to go to the bank to check the safe deposit box of the guy we were stealing the treasure from (yet he had given us the bank information because he wanted us to find the treasure so he could steal it from us). The bank was also a clothing store and I decided to pick out a few things for our long journey aboard the pirate ship! But the guy we were stealing the treasure from showed up just as we figured out what the next step was so I had to leave my shopping cart. Then there was a car chase through the streets and theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen I woke up. :X
|Steph:||I don't know if I'll have time to come see you today. ;_; If you still want our extra foodstuffs, you guys can come out here if you have time. I'm really sorry I was like "hey take our food!" and then "ooo I can't make it." :/ That guy you don't like is picking us up at 2 so you'd have to get here before then. Anyway... IM me or msg me in wow if I'm there. Ooooor you can call 01993-847-141.|
|Hm A Real Entry||Ignore my previous entry. It was written during a time of pre-menstural emo-ness.
So I've been playing a lot of WoW lately (like always), but I think for different reasons recently... Now it's more just a way to avoid thinking about what's going to be happening in a few weeks. Instead of dreading the feelings of sadness and emptiness I know I'll feel when Joe leaves, I try to think about looking forward to being able to raid/do instances during normal peak times once I move back to the US. It makes me feel like a HUGE DORK to think of myself getting excited about being able to play WoW, but I guess I'd rather feel like a dork than mope about. I really need to schedule a doctor's appointment to see if I can get more of the anti-axiety medication I got before I came here. I really, really, really hate flying... to a point that even thinking about it makes me want to vomit. I have some left-over motion sickness medication, but that stuff makes me pass out, so I hope my dad understands if he has to entertain Anthony for the whole flight. ^^ Oh yea, my dad is coming up from the US to fly back home with us! That's so great because I was really worried about it just being me and Anthony driving and flying all that way. I still have to figure out how we're going to get from our house to the airport, I think we might just rent a cab, even though that will be VERY expensive... seems like it's about the only option.
Anthony has started saying the "ma" syllable, though he just says it because it's a new sound, not because it means anything. :/ He's getting better about pointing to different body parts and both he and other people have the same parts. (For a long time it was always someone else's nose he'd point to, now he points to his nose!) He's starting to be a real climber, can climb up on all the chairs and couches. If he can't get somewhere, he'll move a box or something to stand on to try and get there. When we get back we're going to probably rearrange how the house is and toddler proof a bit better. (If we stay in this house... I'd really like to find a nice old country cottage, but that doesn't seem likely.)
I need new icons, but I'm just not motivated to make them. I also need to upload pics to shutterfly, I haven't done that in ages. Maybe this weekend I'll get around to it. But so much to do, need to clean our room, the garage, and I need to go through Anthony's clothes and figure out what doesn't fit anymore (not to mention there are still a couple unpacked boxes sitting on the floor). Hard to believe there's only 2-3 weeks left before Joe leavs. :(
Oh Steph.. Thanksgiving is cancelled. :( I keep forgetting to tell you. Joe mentioned it at work and someone else said "THAT'S A GREAT IDEA" and basically took it over. So now I'm not sure what's going on. We should still go out to Nandos or something, or see Harry Potter, or Pirates. XD
Been pretty lonely this week. Joe's been away for training so it's just been me and Anthony. Sometimes he can be a real brat. He's gotten into this throwing thing lately, throws his food, his cups, his toys, books, clothes, anything he can pick up he just throws it. The worst part is he says "uh-oh." I know that he doesn't understand the difference between uh-oh meaning an accident and what he's doing is on purpose, uh-oh just means gravity to him... but it just makes me so mad sometimes. And I have no idea how to make him understand that it's not ok to throw things. Other than that he's doing pretty good, he's getting taller, looking less and less like a baby and more like a boy. There are a couple areas where I think I'm really failing him. Diet and socialization. Diet... fuck I don't know how to feed myself nutrionally, I honestly don't know what to do for him since he's become so picky. Socialization.. well I guess that brings me to my next topic.
I think I'm trying to come to terms and admit to myself that I might be depressed. I lack the desire to do just about anything that doesn't involve just being lazy around the house. I don't want to go out and meet people, it takes an enourmous effort to find the energy to just go to the store, there are a lot of things I want to do... but when it comes down to actually getting up and going out, I find I'd rather just sit at home. I snap at people (well, Joe and Anthony are the only ones around), I snap at Joe alot... I really don't mean to and I really don't want to, but things just come out of my mouth in a tone that I know I can't be doing intentionally. Part of it I'm sure is that I'm really homesick. I think about my mom and my family alot and I didn't think it would be this hard to be away from them. I'm sure it has to do with my weight and I'm sure my lack of energy is because my diet sucks. My weight depresses me so much, I can't look at myself in a mirror because I just feel all this self loathing for what I've let happen to my body. I feel ugly and frumpy and fat and unfit.
I don't know what I'm going to do without Joe for four months. I depend on him so much for everything. I'll have my parents, but it won't be the same.
|So. Pissed.||My dishwasher doesn't fucking wash the fucking dishes. Half of them come out looking ok, the other half look like I didn't even turn the fucking thing on. I am so. pissed. If we owned it, I'd have half a mind to take a fucking hammer to it.|
|Taskbar||I have a semagic button on my toolbar/taskbar thing.. it blinks when there's a new LJ entry. It's been blinking all day, yet no new LJ entries. Sad. :(|
|More WoW Stuff||
|Still Alive||Well we're all still alive and living in England. We moved into the house we're renting about a month and a half ago and it fits us very nicely. There's lots of room for Anthony to run around and get into trouble. He started walking the week before we moved in and hasn't stopped. He's also learned to climb up the stairs and he's just about figured out how to climb down them. I really need to take a video of the house and post it so everyone can see how pretty it is, but it needs a bit more tidying and I'm gonna wait for a nice sunny day. There's lots of windows and the back of the house gets so much sunlight it's beautiful.
When we applied for WIC we met with a nutrionist who really settled our worries about Anthony's eating habits. Turns out he's normal. :D Some days he eats a lot, some days not, some days he's very picky, and some days he'll eat anything. But she said he's getting a decent variety of foods and gave us some suggestions on different things to try. WIC isn't saving us a ton of money, about $15 a week... if we had been able to get it when Anthony was sucking down $200 worth of formula a month that would have been nice.
As for me I'm just kinda here... been feeling a bit under the weather the past week. I finally got my drivers license so I can now drive my car.. but it's just hard doing everything different over here. I sometimes forget which way to look when I want to turn, the tiny curvy roads and other drivers who speed down them freak me out. What I wouldn't give for some normal interstates. I missed my cousin's wedding this weekend. :( I really wanted to go, but flying to the States is expensive and having to tote around a toddler and all his crap would be very hard for just me. I may be heading back home sooner than planned though, if Joe gets deployed in the fall. :( But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
So it took awhile to get internet set up in our house. Let me tell you, I was like a damn heroine addict jonesing for a fix. But, after been able to play for a month now, BC has really underimpressed me. Maybe it's because of the time zone it's really hard for me to find a group for anything, let alone ever attempt to raid again. But I've just been pretty underwhelmed by Outlands content. I got Reeni (my gnome warlock) to 68 before guild drama bullshit made me not want to log in. Plus the idea of having to grind out five (or whatever) different factions for heroic keys makes me want to stab myself in the eye. I ended up with a bad case of altitis. So far I have a 35 nelf druid, 21 belf warlock, 19 draenai hunter, and 6 draenai shaman. Because of all the crap going on with Nemesis Legion (the guild Reeni was in), I ended up making an alt guild called "Fuzzy Bunnies of DOOM" for me and my friend because we both have a stupid number of alts. (And also as a homage to the Snugglie Bunnies of Doom on Blackhand which Reeni and friends joined after Aphelion went defunct.) This morning I logged into Reeni and was the only one on so I /gquit. I know I'm a chicken, but I don't want to deal with their hostility. So I'm just flopping back and forth between characters that I play.. no real 'main' anymore. I'd like to level my priest, but it's really hard to solo with her and I suck at healing so if I can find a group I usually end up killing them.
Well I guess that's about it for now.. I have a bunch of pics that I still need to upload, need to find the cable for the camera though.
Someone make me some dinner.
|Anthonese (the language of Anthony)||A very complex, yet simple language, it consists only of five words:
cheese (sounds like chsss)
|howdy 'guv||Well we made it to England in one piece, or rather 14 pieces including all the luggage, carry ons, and baby accessories. The flight was pretty easy, the bad weather they were expecting in Dallas didn't hit so we left on time and it was only slightly foggy and drizzly in London so we landed early. All our bags were accounted for and we got through customs without a problem. Anthony was very good on the flight, a little fussy during ascent, he went through a whole can of those gerbers carrot wheel snacks. The plane was pretty underbooked, there were a lot of empty seats, so we were able to spread out quite a bit and get quasi-comfortable. Anthony ended up falling asleep and taking up the whole row of seats in front of us for his bed.
I had taken some anti-vomit medicine as we began our descent about 2 hours before landing since I get really sick around that time when flying. I managed to stay awake long enough to get our bags and make it to the car before passing out. It was a two hour drive through the countryside to get to Fairford and I slept through the whole thing. When we got to the hotel, our sponsor wanted to take us to the grocery store, but I immediately passed out on the bed for another three or so hours. I was kind of upset how long that pill knocked me out for, as I had been taking an anti-anxiety medication during the flight which was -supposed- to knock me out but ended up making me hyper. Next time I think I'll skip right to the anti-vomit pill.
Joe has to do his check ins and stuff tomorrow, but he said it shouldn't take too long. Lots of stuff we have to do... Need to start looking for a house, have to find a local doctor for Anthony, a dentist/oral surgeon for me, figure out what we're going to do for transportation... I hope we find a place to live fast, our first set of the stuff we shipped should be arriving the end of this week and there's no way it's going to fit into our tiny hotel room. The house we lived in on LRAFB was built in the 50s, but at least it had updated appliances. This place looks like it was built in the 70s and has updated NOTHING. Except the microwave and dishwasher. The bathrooms look like something that should be on that home improvement show "Bad Bad Bath." I'm not a HUGE environmentalist, but the amount of water these toilets waste should be criminal. (Not to mention the matching PEACH toilet and tub should be grounds for public execution.)
Once we get our house and get our internet set up we'll be getting Vonage with a San Antonio phone number. That way our friends/family can call us and we can call them without having to pay international phone charges or spending lots of money on phone cards. We took my cell phone to this little shop in SA where the guy does unlocking phones, so now I can use my brand new phone in the UK (need to get a new network and calling plan, but at least not a new phone), however the process erased my contact list so I need EVERYONE to respond/email me your phone number/address (if you want a spiffy greeting type card from me).
Well I guess I'm gonna go check myspace and then try to go to sleep. It's almost midnight here, but only about 5pm back home so I'm not too tired. :/
|Birthday Party EXTRAVAGANZA||What: Anthony's 1st Birthday Party!
When: 6pm-? Friday, January 26th
Where: Grammy & Grandpa's New House--425 County Road 3828, San Antonio, TX 78253
Menu: Food and Cake!
Please RSVP by email, phone, IM, carrier pigeon/owl, etc.
Please do not feel obligated to bring Anthony a present, as you know we're in the process of moving to England and everything will have here in SA will have to make it onto an airplane with us. Just bring yourselves and have fun! :D
Directions: From 410 take the 151 exit to Potranco Road, go left and take Potranco allll the way down, PAST 1604, PAST the Medina county line. You'll pass several new developements of houses and shopping strips. Turn Right on County Road 381, there will be a yellow blinking light at the intersection and a West View Estates sign on the left. Follow this road allll the way down and around as it winds past houses and through farmland. On the left will be a road with mailboxes and you'll see a mobile home developement, turn here. At the stop sign turn left. At the next right turn. Follow this road allll the way down until you reach County Road 3830, just before the cul-de-sac, and turn left. Follow 3830 allll the way down to 3828, turn right, the house is the one in the back of the cul-de-sac. The front is stone and the house has trees in front of it. There should be several cars in front.
Digits: 501-952-9943 (Burby Internet Phone), 501-247-8144 (Rinny Cell Phone), 830-538-6325 (Rinny's Parent's House)
|Signing off||The movers are coming tomorrow, it's a mad dash to finish up last minute cleaning and organizing.
Shutting down the PC now... see you on the other side.
|I'm a dork and that's ok!||
|Christmas...||Not too far away, and I only have 1 present. :( Need to wait until payday until I can really get this party started! :D
As for what I want.... a new watch would be nice, the one I have is looking pretty ragged and when you push the light button all the numbers disappear (I thought it was my eyes at first LOL). There are a couple DVDs I want.. PotC 2, the Animaniacs collection, I think I'm missing last season's Battlestar as well, and Family Guy 4. That's a lot. @_@ I really want a new computer, but I guess I'll have to wait until after we move and get settled in England for that. I really want the collector's edition for Burning Crusade, I missed the window to do preorders on it at our Game Stop. :( Of course I won't even get to play it because three days after it comes out we're moving. :/ I want a cookie press that doesn't suck, I have the Wilton one I think and it's garbage. Uhm... it's hard to think about since everything's going to get packed up anyway and we won't see it for two months. So gift cards that work online or at the BX might end up being best LOL
As for what Anthony wants (besides to eat things off the floor >.>) is... uhm... well he's got a lot of toys now thanks to Anri and Darian! :D He needs more books. The only thing I've picked out for him so far is two trucks (which he got already) and a cool wagon/riding thing/pushing thing that I'll probably pick up after payday.
Well speaking of Anthony I need to go pick him up from the sitter's. We dropped him off over there this afternoon so I could get some packing type stuff done... got a little bit done, but it's overwhelming. :( It'll be easier once Joe can help me. Maybe we'll find him a friend to stay with Saturday or Sunday so we can get some work done.
Ooo an LJ update. Amazing. XD
|That's odd considering I've never been that far north...||
|crazy halloween party||chibielf's Halloween party:
airame dressed as something neat, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
amazonanri dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Jealous Prince.
blondenightmare dressed as a frozen circuit.
blu3s didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
bulma_chan dressed as Colin Creevey.
celtgurl dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Brandy, and it suited them disturbingly well.
clogeta dressed as a pirate.
denjingeno dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Violent Swami.
droston dressed as a zombie.
earthvsme dressed as the Governor of Rhode Island.
erukolindo dressed as the Lord of Rickopolis.
gimpyt dressed as Oprah Winfrey.
got3n dressed as Chekov from "Star Trek".
gumby188 didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
iamcrono dressed as a cup of coffee.
jester_sa dressed as a football.
joshfather dressed as Connie Chung.
katters dressed as Julia Roberts.
kozi345 dressed as the equator.
krangsbody dressed as a zombie.
kyo_kusanagi_2k dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
loxie dressed as a direct skeleton, though it looked more like Thandie Newton riding a giraffe.
ltbloodrose dressed as Tom Cruise.
mok337 dressed as Viggo Mortensen.
munchakin didn't dress up, spoilsport.
mycrystalball dressed as Optimus Prime.
needmorerage dressed as Jennifer Garner's mother.
nobananas dressed as a part-time network administrator.
octalpussy dressed as Karl Rove.
olivertwist dressed as your brother.
princesspigtail didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
raverchic forgot to put on clothes!
riceracer dressed as Grover Cleveland.
sarar1234 dressed as a new superhero: Wolf Racer.
sgtross dressed as Bob Dylan.
sharkopath dressed as William McKinley.
slow06 forgot to put on clothes!
sofajoel dressed as the love child of Jesus and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
status dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Falafel Bananakisser".
sykodx469 dressed as a bottle of Zidosetum.
telegramsam dressed as Rod Stewart riding a dog.
tentouchan dressed as a Clark Manufacturing, Inc. employee, though it looked more like something quiet, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
untamedfox dressed as a blanket.
yatouji dressed as a first baseman for the Red Sox.
Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
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|x-posted to myspace....||I haven't really kept up a blog since I was addicted to LJ before I became addicted to WoW. But today I had the urge to blog something.
Anthony is getting so big.. and so independent, it's kinda scary. He wants to feed himself so making him food is going to be different... kinda scary since I hardly ever make food for myself.
Three months until we move to England, two months until we move out of this house and go stay with my parents in San Antonio. I'm excited, but there's still so much to do. We still have some excess crap we need to get rid of. I want to try and go through everything before Thanksgiving that way when we get back from San Antonio we can have the garage sale. Then enjoy the holidays before the craziness of moving.
The scariest part is going to be the airplane ride. I seriously wonder if I can get some sort of drugs to calm me down during the flight. Even sitting here thinking about having to be on an airplane is freaking me out. Having Joe and Anthony there and being excited about our destination might make it easier... but I'm still having anxiety over it. My cousin is getting married in April and I really, really want to go, but that would mean me and Anthony flying from London to St. Louis just the two of us. Guess I'll worry about that later...
|Yarrr!||haha LJ rules me heartys|
|Hey Chuck||Chuck, I have a funny question for you.
Are you related to someone named Mary in Still Water, OK?