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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 09:11am on 22/09/2008


Urban Dictioary Word of the Day:

September 22: Desk Rage
The peak of office employee stress levels which ultimately starts with the screaming of vulgar language within the workplace. It can often times lead to assaulting fellow employees, abusing office equipment and/or stealing of company property, abusing sick days and ultimately poor production at work. A possible side effect is that the employee continues to take out his or her rage at their residence in the form of kicking small animals and drinking heavily.

With my pending at work and the amount of people calling me each day I'm on the brink of desk rage and one day I'm going to break and take it out on that weird guy that sits next to me.


I think maybe that what you have!  At least the first sentence is completely accurate :)

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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 10:55am on 11/09/2008

 

 At the risk of cheapening the entry I made earlier this morning...here is a meme! It's been a long time!

1. There are 30 questions. 
2. Next to each number, write only the name of the person who fits. 
3. Answer one question with one name. 
4. Don't tell the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme. 
 
onward to the meme! )
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 08:32am on 11/09/2008 under
so...I got in my car this morning to go to work, and switched the radio to WNCI 97.9 like I normally do, to listen to the morning zoo.  Instead of the raucus laughter of the DJs, I was bombarded with a Lee Greenwood tribute megamix.  It took me totally by surprise, and I had to think for a minute why they would be playing "proud to be an American" in September.  Then it hit me. 

Today is September 11th.  As the realization struck me, My vision blurred and my chest became tight.  It was hard to choke back tears, so I didn't even try.  The sing was full of soundclips from newscasts on and after 9/11/01, from dan rather to George W. Bush.  When the song ended, there was a rush of phone calls to the radio station, each and every one of them expressing heartfelt gratitude to the normally crass and vulgar DJs for showing so much respect.  Every single caller shared that the song had moved them to tears, so I didn't feel quite so childish anymore.

I was taken aback by the thought that it has been <i>seven years</i> since the attack on New York and Washington. Seven years.  I was a senior in high school.  I remember sitting in my math class, my english class, my science class and my government class, watching the news on the tiny TV in the corner of the room.  I left school at 10:50am, because I was in work/study, and I was scared to drive the 5 minute journey to schlotzsky's to go to work.  I kept my eyes on the skies, expecting to see a fleet of enemy aircraft overhead, just like you always saw in the old newsreels from the world war 2 era.  I remember been very panicky and jumpy at work, and then when I got home, I freaked out and drove each of our cars to the gas stations, separately.  I thought there was going to be a fuel shortage or something (see how insightful I was?).

I'm not sure when exactly I stopped being so afraid, or when the panic lessened...I know that the episode of saturday night live that week made me feel better.  Rudi Guillani started the show by giving his permission for them to be funny.  Well, actually Lorne Michaels asked if they were allowed to "be funny" and Rudi replied "why start now?" 

In the past seven years, I've thought about the attacks off and on, I've been annoyed at the blind jingoism that was left in its wake,  I was disgusted by Toby Keith and his "Boot in their ass" song, and I've been worried about the countless soldiers that have gone overseas to fight.  We caught Saddam, we're still looking for Osama.  I never really knew anyone that went over to fight, none of my really close friends or family went.  My cousin Thea's husband was over there, and that was tough, but I rarely even see her, let alone him.  I think I had met him maybe twice before then.  So somehow I felt separated from the war.  I knew there was a war going on, but I didn't feel directly impacted. 

I don't know what it was about this morning, but it all hit me. We are at war.  it has been a long time since the initial attacks, and we are still at war.  People are dying every day, and so many lives have been lost.  My heart broke for everyone who had been personally touched by the effects of the attacks and the war, even though my life had not been directly affected.

So friends, please remember today, and everyday, that there is still a lot to mourn.  I was close to forgetting, and I thank Dave and Jimmie on the morning Zoo for snapping me back to reality.
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 09:25am on 28/08/2008
From What Privileges Do You Have?, based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.http://wbarratt.indstate.edu/socialclass/social_class_on_campus.htm (Updated 2008 version below, from Step into Social Class 2)

Bold the true statements.

1. Father went to college (before you turned 18) I think he took a few classes....I don't remember
2. Father finished college (before you turned 18)
3. Mother went to college (before you turned 18)
4. Mother finished college (before you turned 18) well, she went to osu, then graduated from nursing school...
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor aunt bobbie, the professor at cscc!
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers (I really don't know...I assume we were the same, because I didn't notice a difference)
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home (I don't really know how many we had. It was a lot. And we were constantly at the library.
9. Were read children's books by a parent when you were growing up
10. Had lessons of any kind when you were growing up piano! for three years! And I cstill can't even play
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons when you were growing up
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively (I don't really know hwo dresses and talks like me...)
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18 It was one time, because I was out of school for 6 weeks with mono.  and she sucked.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels and motels (as opposed to KOA or relatives homes) we also would rent cabins or houses on the beach!
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18.  when I was a wee alss, mom went to 'Once Upon a Child' for some things
21. Your parents gave you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child.

26. You had a phone in your room (or your own cell phone) before you turned 18
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
28. Had your own TV in your room in High School
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College++
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 my first plane ride was in 8th grade
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
33. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family
34. Had a computer at home when you were growing up
35. Had your own computer at home when you were growing up.
36 (US version). Been to Europe more than once as a child or teen
36 (Int'l version). Been to the US more than once as a child or teen
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 09:54am on 01/08/2008
happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!
happy birthday dear Jiiiiiilllllllllllllllll
happy birthday to me. 
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 12:09am on 27/07/2008
I Love my mom. 


she's got to be one of the coolest moms in the world.

We just spent the evening together. We saw "Hancock" (which was good, I really enjoyed it) and then went to see Don at B-Dubs (where he is a server).  She tipped him really well :)

Then we saw my brother.


And we chatted about her love life.  I love that she loves her life. She deserves it. She deserves to be happy.


I love my mom.
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 11:01am on 23/06/2008 under
How do we feel about chicago?



or more specifically, Me living there?


Nothing is decided, we haven't really discussed it further than a mention.  So nothing is in stone, nothign is planned. I'm just trying to figure out how I feel about it. 


at work today, Jed, Lisa J, and I were making a pro/con list.  Here's what we came up with:


PROS
Free place to live
Lots of culture (theater, museums, etc)
a change of pace
ability to actually save some money
Public transportation
not THAT far from our families/friends

CONS
Won't know anybody
Crappy winter (but so is Ohio's, right?)
Distance from families/friends
higher cost of living

That's all I've got.   Let me know what you think!
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 12:02pm on 17/06/2008
 one day, what is the world coming to?!

So, I've decided to take charge of my life and work foward some fitness goals. 

After visitng a few websites and doing some research, I've learned that the ideal weight for my height is somewhere between 121lbs and 163lbs.  Also, based on myself now, I should be injesting around 2100 calories a day.  So I am going to start tracking them. 

So far today, I've had:

1038 calories.  And that is with two meals already. 

I'm keeping track at www.fitday.com. They allow you to track the foods you eat and the activity that you do.   They also help you pick a goal weight and a goal weight date, and tell you how much you have to do to reach that goal. Quite helpful, really. 

So, To reach my goal, I need to lose 2.75 lbs ber week, which I think is really doable. 

I'm going to need help with this people, so if you see me eating tthings that are bad or drinking heavily, smack me in the face and tell me no. 

"sobering" fact:  lite beer has roughly 100 calories/12 oz!  that adds up really fast!
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 08:37am on 17/06/2008
I really love the weather the past few days. It's been pretty perfect. 
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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 10:34pm on 14/06/2008
so here's a fun little gem: 
[Bad username or unknown identity: ]
I am drinking some pinot grigio (sutter home) and watching "the notebook" on network television. 

I am texting laura ([info]tigergerer

and olsen an wallace and lisa.  but only laura is texting back.  the rest suck.


except I want wallace and chris to come get me.  they are so much fun1


MAYBE i'VE HAD MORE WINE THAN I thought i did.


my bad.

don's a t a DJ audition.  out in canal winchester.
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