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Aug. 8th, 2014 08:08 am

I WILL get back to school. I didn't get into UCF because my gpa sucks, not surprising with my crazy life. I did, however, get into Polk State (formerly Polk Community College). I'm ok with that because tuition is about half of what it is at the big universities. I'll hang out there and take what I can, and then hopefully transfer to UCF or USF. My current problem is that right now I can't register for classes. I've been trying for 2 weeks now with no luck. I went over 2 weeks ago and they didn't have my transcripts, so there was pretty much nothing they could do for me. Last week, I saw they had my transcripts, but still couldn't register, so I drove to Winter Haven to see what was up. Apparently they haven't evaluated my transcripts yet, so I still couldn't register. Every time I try to sign up for a class, I get an error that says I need to take an English and reading placement test. I finally got to actually talk to a real person in admissions yesterday who told me that it usually takes 6-8 weeks to evaluate transcripts. Umm, where does that put me for classes for this fall? So, my plans for today are to go to Winter Haven again and hopefully take the placement tests. I asked if I could do that last Saturday, but apparently the people who give the tests aren't there on Saturdays. My concern is that when I started trying to register for the class I'm looking at, there were 18 openings. As of yesterday morning, there were 3. The admissions guy I talked to last week said I can always e-mail the professor and see if I can get in. Off I go to try to make some progress in my life!

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Feb. 26th, 2012 01:36 pm I DID IT!



Yesterday morning I ran the Disney Royal Family 5k! I actually ran the entire thing, no walking or stopping for pictures with characters. I am so proud of me!

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Aug. 29th, 2011 11:21 am feeling trapped

lately i'm just not happy, i don't know why, i'm just not. it's not work, i love my job and i love being there, and honestly that's about the only time i am happy. i guess that's kind of because it's the only time i'm having fun. i feel like i work all the time, but have nothing to show for it. my money goes out as fast as it comes in to pay on all the bills i've had coming in the past few years. i loved the work i was doing at lifetouch, but i think i had one of the worst managers out there. she was more interested in making money for herself than taking care of her employees, and i fell way behind on all my bills. now that i'm making enough to actually be able to pay on my bills, just about all of my money is going towards them. i would work 60-70 hours every week if i could, but since i'm only part time, i'll get capped if i do that. i have to work 29 or less hours about every other week. since i worked 60+ hours 3 weeks in a row, last week and this week i'm working fewer hours. needless to say, i'm incredibly bored. i don't do sitting around doing nothing well. i could go play in the parks, but that's about a 30 min drive each way and i don't want to use the gas.
my living situation is a bit frustrating lately too. my landlord/roommate started dating a guy who has moved in with us. the two of them are never more than 3 feet apart from each other. i'm fine with that, i'm glad they're happy. however it gets annoying when i come home after a 12+ hour day at work and they're cuddled on the couch and she whines that she never sees me anymore. i'm sorry, i have bills i need to pay off, and to do that i have to work, a lot. also, the majority of the time, when i get home they're in their bedroom. if they're not in the bedroom, they're curled up on the couch watching a movie, and i don't like to interrupt people. i mentioned this to her the other day when she said something to me about me never talking to them anymore. she said it's ok for me to interrupt them if they're watching a movie. so yesterday, i came out to make lunch and they were watching something. i started talking to her and after a couple minutes, her bf turned up the volume on the tv. i just went back to my room. why do i even bother trying. the other thing that irritates me lately is the state of the kitchen. i tend to be a fairly tidy person and always clean up after myself. i have come home countless times lately to find the remnants of whatever they decided to cook for dinner all over the kitchen. there are boxes and plastic wrap and bits of food all over the kitchen. i'm getting tired of having to clean up the messes of others before i can cook. her bf cleans the kitchen about once a week or so, which usually includes wiping everything down and putting the small appliances where we can't reach them. i can understand putting the crock pot and a few other things on top of the kitchen cupboards, but the other roommate and i use the george foreman grill at least once or twice a week. blah, sorry for the annoyingly depressingish post, i'm just frustrated and unhappy lately and i don't want to be.

Current Location: the living room until other people wake up
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: commercials on tv

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Jul. 5th, 2011 11:41 am a little venting

i love my roommates, i really do, but i think i live in a different world than them, or at least a different decade. honestly, this arrangement probably would've been pretty cool and even fun about 10 years ago, now it's almost bordering on annoying. really, i don't care who darren criss is kissing. i've only watched 1 episode of glee ever. i just don't watch a lot of tv. also, why is it so difficult to comprehend that i like to be in bed earlyish? really, if i'm not working, i'm usually in bed before 11. i had fun yesterday, but it ended up being more than i had planned. the original plan was for my roommate and i to go to the polynesian, swim in the pool, and watch the fireworks from the beach there. so, at about 2:30pm, we headed out the door to enjoy the day. we started in one pool, then decided to move to the other less-crowded pool. we hung out there for a bit, then decided to dry off and get some dinner. we ended up talking to one of the cast members there who said they had already kicked out 400 people who were not guests. at this point, my roommate started getting a little nervous that we were going to get busted. by the time we were done with dinner, it was just about 8 and since the fireworks were at 9, we decided not to go back into the pool. one of her friends was planning on watching the MK fireworks from the ferry boat landing, then going to Epcot to see the fireworks there at 10, so she decided we would join him and his friend. since we were planning on going to Epcot, we didn't go all the way to MK, we stayed at the TTC so we could hop on the monorail as soon as the show ended. it was pretty cool though, they let us watch the fireworks from on the ferry boat. so, the fireworks end and we get on the monorail and get over to epcot and walk all the way to the world showcase lagoon where someone else we know has a spot. well, the spot was kinda behind a big rock, so you couldn't see the water. we moved over a little and ended up where we had a great view of the water, but there was a tree over us. that made it a little difficult to see the actual fireworks. the 4th of july part of the Epcot fireworks was amazing. after the fireworks, we waited about 15 minutes for the crowd to die down a bit before we decided to leave. the american adventure pavillion was lit up red white and blue, so a few of the people with us decided they wanted to see it closer. that meant going the long way around the lagoon (it's a 1.3 mile walk all the way around). yes, it looked cool, and yes, it was neat to see, however, had i known we were going to be walking that much, i would've brought shoes for walking that much. our original plan was just to go to the polynesian and play in the pools and at the beach, so all i had was flip flops. since i've been down here, my ankles have gotten to the point where they hate me. if i stand or walk too long, my ankles start to hurt, especially on uneven ground. if i knew we were going to go all the way around the world, i would've brought shoes that don't cause me so much pain so fast. by the time we got home, it was almost 1am. i just kinda fell into be bed and went to sleep. i had fun, i really did. it just wasn't what i was expecting for the day and i wish i had been better prepared.

Current Location: sitting on my bed
Current Mood: tiredtired

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Sep. 28th, 2010 02:13 am Making Magic

Wow, all I can say is wow, I'm actually happy. It's been a long time since I could say I'm happy, but I really am. I absolutely LOVE my job! I don't even refer to it as work, I call it scheduled play time. Sure, some days seem to last longer than others (especially when it's 90+ degrees out and I'm standing in the full sun with no shade), but even that time goes by pretty fast. I have so much fun that I even pick up shifts on my days off! I picked up shifts on both of my days off last week, then asked if I could stay later and ended up working 25 hours in those 2 days. I don't know if I mentioned on here, but I'm a Photopass photographer at EPCOT. At first I was a little sad that I didn't get the Magic Kingdom, but then when I thought about it, I decided I love where I am. EPCOT has always been my favorite park. Also, the Magic Kingdom stays open later, especially during the busy times of the year. I'll be done around 9 and the folks at the Magic Kingdom are there until midnight or so. I can pick up shifts at the other parks. Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party is going on for the next month, so I managed to get a shift there so I can watch the fun :) Anyway, I love my work down here, I love the people, and I love the fact that I have predictable income. I absolutely miss everyone back home, but I think coming here was a really good thing for me!

Current Location: my Disney housing room
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: the silence of the night

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Jul. 30th, 2010 09:22 am 8 Days!

In 8 days I will be on my way to Disney for the fall semester. It doesn't seem possible. I keep thinking someone is going to call and tell me that I can't go. My main concern on leaving is my parents. I need to find someone to help them out with laundry. The washer and dryer are in the basement and they don't need to be on the stairs. I've called around to a few volunteer places, but am still waiting to hear back. We'll see, otherwise I'll have to find someone to hire for a couple hours every other week. I'm just really excited to be going. I need to start packing, but don't know what I want to take. I have 2 days off between now and when I leave and I have a senior photo session one of those days. At least I'm working in Fort Wayne all next week. I can't wait to go!

Current Mood: excitedexcited

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May. 2nd, 2010 09:16 am STUPID HOTEL!

I had the hotel from hell this past weekend. AVOID THE KNIGHTS INN IN FLORENCE, KY AT ALL COSTS!!! I made the reservation online intending to pay when I got there, only to find out when I got there that they had charged my card. The guy said I didn't specify otherwise on the reservation, but that's because the web site said it would not be charged until check out. They put me in a room where I could not access the internet. The 2nd night, my room was changed to one where I could get online, but, although it was a non-smoking room, the room smelled of smoke and i found cigarette butts behind the night stand. At night, there was a bus load of a sports team that showed up and was apparently given the rooms all around me who were up late into the night and knocked on my door because they thought it was people they were with. When I spoke to the manager upon checkout, he told me i should've mentioned the smell of smoke in the room and he would've changed my room again. Sorry, i don't have time to play musical rooms, I had to get to work. He again said that I should've noted that I was going to pay cash on the reservation (why would I do that when I travel for work constantly and have never had any issues with it in the past). To top things off, he told me he wanted to give me $5 off my next stay with them (as if that will EVER happen) and gave me one of the little brochures for the hotel that you can pick up at any rest area or other tourist places with a slew of pamphlets that had $5 printed at the top of it. However he didn't offer to discount this stay at all.

The reason this is REALLY upsetting for me is I was going to use that card to pay the fees for the Disney College Program. the ONLY way you can pay for the fees is by credit card. I was going to check in that night, then get online (oh yeah, i couldn't do that the first night at the hotel either) and pay. Well, because he charged my card, I didn't have enough on it to cover the fees. The letter I have says it has to be payed no later than May 2nd. I knew I should have my debit card by the time I got home, so I figured I'd be home in the early morning hours of May 2nd and I would use that to pay. I tried to log in when I got home last night and got a screen that said the deadline had passed. I'm not sure why they made the deadline on a weekend when I can't even call and talk to customer service people, but I did send an e-mail. Now I'm not sure I'm going to be able to go work at Disney this fall.

STUPID HOTEL PEOPLE!

Current Mood: crushedcrushed

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Mar. 27th, 2009 10:53 pm *you are here*

i'm still around sometimes.  i've been traveling a lot for work (when i get work).  i've been to north liberty and the area near there waaaaay too many times this month.  tomorrow i'm working in goshen. yippee.  other than that i've been doing well in my class (linear algebra) this semester.  i got an A on the first test and a B on the second.  yay!  i haven't talked to my sister since january.  i'm actually sad about that.  i miss her and i really miss jake.  i just haven't tried calling her because i don't want to get yelled at for stupid stuff.  the past few times i talked to her on the phone, all she wants to do is find something to yell at me about or bring up things she knows irritate me.  i don't want to talk to her if it's only going to make me miserable.  i've been hanging out with my co-worker amanda a lot lately.  we go out and take pictures of whatever seems interesting.  she's from WI, so she's not to familiar with the area, so i keep taking her different places or suggest places to go.  her husband goes to school at concordia seminary and will unfortunately be sent elsewhere this summer.  they'll find out where in about a month.  until then, we're having fun.  we're planning on doing a trash the dress photo session sometime when things warm up a bit and get pretty.  it should be lots of fun.  other than that, i haven't been up to a whole lot.  i've been working in the yard a lot the past couple weeks.  some places look better than others, but i'm making progress.  i'm just hoping it warms up and stays warm soon.  i'm so tired of this weather.
i think that's about all that's happening in my world.

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Mar. 19th, 2009 10:00 pm musical life

since Steve posted his, I thought I would post mine over here.
I stole this from Jessy :)

Choose one of your favorite musical artists and then answer the following questions using nothing but titles of their songs.

Pick Your Artist: Tori Amos


Are you male or female: Strange Little Girl

Describe yourself: Cornflake Girl

How do you feel about yourself: Crazy

Describe where you currently live: Past the Mission

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Down by the Seaside

Your best friend is: Sister Janet

Your favorite color is: Blood Roses

You know: Lust

What's the weather like: Winter

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?: Playboy Mommy

What is life to you: The Big Picture

What is the best advice you have to give: Enjoy the Silence

If you could change your name, what would it be: Fayth

Your favorite food is: Raspberry Swirl

Current Mood: amusedamused

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Mar. 18th, 2009 03:59 pm What's the Part of You That No One Sees?

The Part of You That No One Sees is Afraid
You are passionate, romantic, and emotional.
You put love first in your life, even though you have often been disappointed by it.
You expect to be swept of your feet, and you never expect infatuation to die out.

Underneath it all, you are scared that you aren't lovable.
Your insecurity has ruined many relationships, as you are unable to see the love that's really there.
You are secretly afraid of being alone. Confronting your insecurities is incredibly painful.

Current Mood: lonelylonely

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