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16th-Oct-2010 09:31 am
So this weekend is my good friend, soulswallo's birthday. And I will not be seeing her. There are circumstances for this that I simply couldn't control. But I am not happy about it. And so, Kelly, I am sorry and I hope you have a fantabulous weekend - which I know you will. But you're in my thoughts. Happy Birthday to you!

In the effort of trying to NOT whine and post like my last entry, I won't tell you that my boy is once again screwing up at school: not turning in homework, not doing some homework, getting infractions due to mouthing offf. No I won't tell you that. I won't bitch and moan that he's acting like an idiot child that I wish I could beat senselessly as his life is just not that hard. No you won't hear any whining from this girl on THAT point. Uh-huh.

Work is good and busy. And it's work. I'm gainfully employed. Officially I should say. For an entire week now. Got my first official pay check directly deposited into my account without a hiccup. It feels wonderful to have a permanent place to go. A place that will allow me to plan for the future. A place to hide whilst my idiot child acts like an idiot. (Oh whoa.....let's not go THERE)

I have to buy new clothes. Yes this is a good thing due to my success with losing weight. But it's also a pain in the ass and damned expensive! I like the tees and jeans I have had in my closet; just wish they wouldn't hang on me. And dude - did I mention the underwear? Because that is a pain to have to go and purchase over and over when it still fairly brand new!!! Seriously.

Today I'm heading out to some rally to help try and get more folks to register to vote (Republican of course) and dragging my son with me. I want him to see first-hand what these events are like and to see what his family members are so passionate about. Plus he's pissed me off (I won't bore you with the details as to HOW) this week and will not receive the luxury of sitting at home watching tv on his idiot child ass.

Did you know that I'd created some headers for girlsspeakgeek.com. Because I have and will undoubtedly create more!

Um only caught up on Castle and Big Bang Theory. I'm considering getting off the Glee bandwagon and I haven't even watched any eps yet this season. But it's everywhere and I'm feeling pressure to be a fan. Feeling that odd little instinct to rebel against it. I just think it's kinda funny when I do that...

Okay for those of you with laptops. What do you prefer? Mac or PC - and be honest as to WHY. Thanks.
tVD: stefan b/w SO HOT
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16th-Oct-2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry Alex is acting up again. Teens tend to do that from time to time. Try not to be too hard on him. From everything else I've seen and how he's involved in lots of other extra curricular activities, and all the pics of you guys, he seems to love you a lot and want to be involved in lots of different things. Try not to forget the good as well. My parents made a habit of only ever focusing on the few times I screwed up and after awhile it only made me want to rebel harder. From everything I've seen you've been doing a great job with him, so try not to be too hard on yourself either. ;)

Congrats again on the permanent job! That's great and a wonderful sense of security I would imagine! I have yet to find my career niche, but it's what I'm aiming for. lol!

Have you ever tried shopping at Salvation Army? I don't know if you have one around you, but I've found a gold mine in clothes at mine. You do have to dig through racks and racks of stuff sometimes to find the good stuff or the right size as it's not always organized as neatly as stores, but I've routinely found brand spankin' new jeans by expensive brand names for like $5 a piece. It's worth checking out!

Sorry for the long post! I guess I'm making up for my lack of activity on LJ lately! lol
17th-Oct-2010 05:34 am (UTC)
No you're right Heidi. He is a great kid. And he's involved with a lot of great things and wants to . . . be a good guy/man as he grows. I know that. And I've always known that and in fact, I CLING to that fact. I guess that makes it a little more frustrating when I see him being a punk ass and making his life so much harder. And MY life rofl.

The sense of security is just so nice. And sure I know (so well) that there really isn't any real security in this world. But the relief and peace I feel right now is just AWESOME.

I have given some thought to trying some of the thrift stores in order to save money. No I don't really wish to dig for stuff - but it might be the best move.

NO apology needed - I love long replies!
16th-Oct-2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ha! Feeling exactly the same as you on all things Glee! Well that and i don't think i've really enjkoyed a single episode this season so far. It's just been so blah.

As for laptops i'm a PC girl. I've only ever used a Mac once and it's not that i hate it, it's just i prefer PCs. For one thing they're cheaper. A heck of a lot cheaper. You can get a really amazing spec laptop for the same price you'll pay for a macbook. You have to remember to get the apple versions of software and fonts and etc. After having a PC for my whole life, i dont think i could deal with that. Also, i just dont think MacBooks are as reliable.
17th-Oct-2010 05:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not alone in this Glee rebellion I feel stirring inside. So glad. LOL

I knew you were a PC girl and I still remember how shocked I was when I found that out a year or so ago. Do you remember that?!? I had been so surprised with the amount of coding that you do that you didn't have a Mac. LOL I tend to like both. I've used both - although of course my exposure to a Mac as been VERY limited. PC's in general don't really bother me. I don't have the same complaints as others do. Not sure if that is because I don't go digging around too terribly much in the registry or what not and tend to not mind running programs to keep it clean.

And my time on the Mac has been pleasant enough - but it also requires some re-thinking/training as far as commands and keys to use etc. Mostly I think it does kind of come down to a $$ issue. I've been doing some good research and reading and you can get some great PC products for less money. And you can get great stuff for more money - similarly priced to Mac. It just comes down to (according to some experts) what you really enjoy using.

I know that I don't necessarily want to relearn everything. Or have to get all new software to be Mac compatible. LOL
Thanks for the input!
17th-Oct-2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
I know, it's weird that i dont use a Mac right! I went on a course this year for web designers and, I'm not joking, there was me and maybe one other person with a PC. Everyone else had MacBooks. But then everyone else had MacBooks, iPhones and iPods! It was like they were in some kind of cult. Another reason why i'm adverse to Apple.

I think price is always the biggest factor with me when it came to Mac vs. PC. But yeah, it does all come down to personal preference. Being a bit more of a techy, i tend towards the PC.
17th-Oct-2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
But then everyone else had MacBooks, iPhones and iPods! It was like they were in some kind of cult. Another reason why i'm adverse to Apple.
I hear you on that rofl! Although I wonder if I'll be tempted to get an iPhone when they do come to my carrier (Verizon) early next year. They ARE cool. But then I don't want to be a part of the pack either......you know how I get! And Android stuff is very awesome.

In terms of phones, I'm still lusting after the Samsung Fascinate - just cannot afford it until my contract renewal comes up in August of next year.
17th-Oct-2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
They are cool, but just something about the software, having to use iTunes and not being able to use your own mp3s and etc. Just can't be dealing with it.

Android has come on massively this year. Love it!
17th-Oct-2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
That is one of the reasons I never got an iPod - the need to use iTunes. I much prefer my regular mp3 player that recognizes nearly everything and syncs etc. Plus way back I do believe there was some issue with Apple violating/copying some patent stuff from Creative - who first was creating the software for syncing music etc.

Still their stuff is cool. Looks cool and seems to work pretty damned cool. It also seems highly proprietary that you have to use many Apple products - which means more money - so...I still resist.

While I can.....................
17th-Oct-2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I'm sorry that Alex is acting up. Hopefully it's just normal teenage stuff that'll pass.

I'm really glad that the job is permanent now! It's nice to be able to make some plans for the future.

And yeah, it's a real pain buying new clothes, although at the same time, it's nice to keep losing weight!

I stopped watching Glee towards the end of last season. I just wasn't interested in or excited about it anymore, and lately I've stopped watching any TV that I'm not excited about. There's no sense in watching something I'm not enjoying. But I know what you mean, it seems like so many people watch it that I almost feel left out of the conversation sometimes. Online, anyways. There seem to be quite a few people who have stopped watching, though, so you're not alone.

I have a Macbook. I've had it for almost four years and I've had zero problems with it. I've even dropped it on concrete twice and it still works, plus it has a really great battery life. So, I'd say I prefer Macs to PCs for those reasons. My old Dell desktop always had some kind of annoying minor issues, and my mom just bought a Dell laptop last year and it's had a lot of problems already. Obviously, not all PCs have problems, and most people use PCs. But, based on my personal experience, I much prefer Macs. They are more expensive, but it's been worth it to me to not have constant problems with my computer. I'm going to buy another Macbook whenever this one dies.
17th-Oct-2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Ha - another one falling off the Glee bandwagon? LOL Too funny.

My dad made the leap from PC to a Mac computer (not laptop) a couple of years ago and he's been ecstatic with his choice. So much so that when my stepmom got a laptop, she got a Mac. However, we cannot forget that he digs and tweaks with everything so perhaps some of his issues with his PC were his own fault :)

Either way I've heard good things about Macs of course. And I've never really had bad issues with the PC's I've had. Hell Wilma outlived her life expectancy by a few years. Poor girl. (My old computer) And Rutger is 2 years old now and doing well. But you are right not all products are created equal and you don't know if you're going to buy one that will have issues or one that won't.

I think that with the research I've been doing, I may just stick with PC. I have software for PC. I can get some really good options for fewer $$ - and that is a factor for me.

I am glad to hear you love your Macbook though! I have had fun playing on my friend's time to time - but get stuck on what commands and keys to use!
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