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Time:12:16 am
Ahhh. I haven't posted since New Years.

I'm thinking about going back to school. I might get a business degree. UF has a masters in management that only takes a year, but I'm not keen on the Gainesville scene--that Seminole pride, I suppose. I just feel like my life is going nowhere right now and that I have very little hope of advancement at my current jobs. I'm waiting tables at a Sunny's in Alachua of all places. It's retched. I also sell books at a local book store, and I really like that job (a lot) but the store is family owned, and the chances of me ever getting higher up that shift manager are unlikely. A degree in business might give me an edge and help me get a job somewhere with a population and in a larger store with lots of potential.

I watched a History Channel documentary on USOs today (that would be "Unidentified Submerged Objects"... UFO's that go underwater). It was really interesting and kind of freaky. I can't say I don't believe in aliens, but I can't say I do either. I certainly so, however, like to watch conspiracy-type tv programs.
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Subject:I'm alive!
Time:09:04 pm
Happy New Years!

I graduated. It's a miracle.

I moved to Alachua a few weeks ago, and am finally getting settled in my new place. I went home for the holidays right after I moved so I didn't get the chance to fully unpack earlier.

I'm working at a bank as a teller. It's not much money, but I do get benefits. I need to start looking for a job where my degree matters somewhat.

I've been invited into a wedding, and the bridesmaid dress is $327. It takes me almost 3 weeks to make that much money, plus I'll have to pay for shoes, hair, a gift, etc. I'm happy to be involved and flattered and all, but it's gonna suck. I could ask my parents for help, but they don't usually respond well to that.
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Time:11:07 am
I am undergoing the massive process of setting up my room. Summer has ended on an uneventful note, and here I am, back in Tallahassee, and it feels weird here now. Perhaps, it's because I just got back, but it doesn' feel like home. It did last year, and for sure my parents' house didn't feel like home.

The internet here is shaky, which drives me crazy. I'm not online often, but I like to be able to make my use of it at will.

I wish I had some great stories from the summer--stories about travel and romance and adventure and all that jazz--but my stories are about work and boredom and family trouble and heat.

And it's Sunday, and for the first time in a decade, I feel like I should be at church and I'm not, and I've never been to one up here either.
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Time:11:33 pm
Current Mood:sadsad
My mother's best friend's husband died of brain cancer in March and we just now found out about it. She didn't know how to break the news to my mom and had hoped to do it in person sometime, but she lives far away, so she finally wrote my mom a letter and enclosed the obituary and the eulogy. I was in tears reading it all. (My parents are back, btw... scared away by the tropic conditions, and I'm glad they are back, but still bitter about the whole situation. My mom admitted it was rather dick of them to go off like that without me and my brother.) Bill was a wonderful man... I can't imagine how she has dealt with this, and her children... I can't put into words how sorry I feel for them. They found out on Thanksgiving Day 2004 about the cancer and then he went into chemo, but that only delayed the terminal cancer a few months... he only lived 4 months after the diagnosis.

I'm really sad right now. My mom has been crying almost all day. My parents and them were super close... they go back to college at UF. So not only do I have my own feelings to deal with, but I also have to be there for my mother, and it's all very difficult.
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Subject:Not sure I'd be able to say much about any of you, but here goes.
Time:11:13 pm
01. Reply with your name and I will write something I like about you.
02. I will then tell what song/movie/icon reminds me of you.
03. If I were to apply an o'clock to you, I'll tell you what it would be.
04. I will try to name a single word that best describes you.
05. I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
06. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
07. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
08. Put this in your journal
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Time:11:05 pm
Current Mood:energeticenergetic
Yes, I did fall off the face of the planet.

Yes, I am sorry.

Wait, no, I'm not. I was having a fucking fabulous time.

I got a job (by the grace of god) as a cashier at a local deli/mini-grocery place in walking distance of my aunt's in case I can't convince someone to drive me, which has not yet been a problem.

And... (drum roll, please) I met a boy. I met him at work. He's a customer, not a coworker... trust me, I know what hell work place inbreeding can be. He's 26, which is kind of old, but hey... young ones my age has not really worked out so well for me. 4 years isn't that bad now that I'm not 15 too. We've been on a hand full of dates, and he's been the perfect gentleman. Perhaps he could restore my faith in the male gender. I'm not expecting much since I don't live down here permanently, but we're going to have some fun while we can, and who knows what will happen. My aunt met him and says he is a nice, attractive, agreeable young man--her words exactly. Usually, I would completely disregard her opinion, but hey, I agree with her.

So now I will go back through all your lj entries I have missed and catch myself up. Sorry for the lack of attention on my part.
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Subject:beware: dork inside
Time:08:27 pm
Please, Carrie, go away.

Bo can kick your ass anyday.

My nerves are going crazy.

and I'm torn between this and the finale of Lost.
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Time:12:13 am
So after my last post, now we already have a hurricane in the Pacific.

Ugh!

I want to see Star Wars.

That is all. Thank you for your attention.
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Subject:Diet Coke with Splenda
Time:11:22 pm
Current Mood:boredbored
is weird.

It definitely tastes more like real coke than regular diet coke, but the gross artificial flavor is definitely there.

Perhaps it will grow on me. ...or I could stick to water.

I'm thinking of getting a job, but without a car, it would need to be in walking distance of my aunt's.

The news is freaking me out about the start of storm season. They're even lifting the sales tax on hurricane preparation items June 1-14. Ah!

I was fine for so long... even after living through Andrew and the last season, so WHY am I freaking out now?
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Time:12:38 pm
Current Mood:boredbored
I started rereading The Goblet of Fire. Before 6 comes out, I want to read this and 5 again. This should take me maybe 3 days considering that I have nothing to do at all. I've been bored off my ass. I've cleaned by Aunt's house every single day... that's how bored I've been. Does anyone know of anything to do in SE Florida? Anyone? Anything? PLEASE.

I got 3 A's, 1 B. Not a bad showing. No matter how hard I work though, I never get straight A's. Every semester, there is one class that I get a B in.

I talked to my brother. He arrived safely at the farm.

And sorry I'm not online much. The internet here is rather erratic, but I'm trying to catch it whenever I can get a signal.
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