Thursday, December 28, 2006


So, it's been a while since I've updated this thingy. Life has been pretty meh and nothing has really happened that has made me go "Say, I should write in my blog about this!", which, is pretty sad. Scott has gone from crazy back to semi-normal to crazy to semi-normal throughout the course of the last month, so /cheer for being a semi-normal kick right now! Hmm... what else?
Last weekend was Scott's weekend for Jackson, so I decided to take off Friday as well as the following Tuesday to give myself a nice 5 day weekend. I was pretty /bored all weekend, due to Jackson being gone on Christmas Eve Eve and Christmas Eve. But, I had friends over to keep me entertained and to watch some VM goodness with me on Christmas Eve Eve. Christmas Eve was teh suck, though. Boo for cramps and no Midol! Although, I did end up finding some Midol after spending 4 hours in a fetal position on the couch. After the drugs kicked in, I went and hung out with Crystal and Adam and had inappropriate discussions about socks and airplanes. Good times.

Christmas Day, I was all set to go to my sister's house to spend the day with my family at about 1pm. Then, Scott called and said that he wasn't going to be going to Beaver Dam and that I had to pick Jackson up from Scott's grandma's house at 2:30 to take him with me instead of having him dropped off at Suzie's around 4. So, I did not get to Suzie's until after 3, and then ended up leaving at 7:30. It's kinda sad that Christmas isn't the same anymore. We all have kids/families and it just seems to be more a hassle now. It shouldn't feel like a chore to get all of us together 1 day out of the year. I miss my family. :(

Hmm... yeah. I think I'm out of discussions again. Perhaps I will post more later, if I get the urge. But, for now, I leave you with an interesting article.

Music pick for the Day: "Where Does the Good Go?" by Tegan & Sara
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Light blue and yellow argyle knee highs

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"I'm sorry, is my semen bothering you?"

So, this would be weird.

The allergic reaction is apparently to proteins from the prostate gland, which can cause "itching, burning and swelling in the genitals", or the victim might suffer "hives or swelling ... elsewhere on the body and the woman might experience difficulty breathing".

Yeah. That doesn't sound fun at all.

There's some good news: both techniques require the patient to make the beast with two backs "two or three times a week", in order to "train" her immune system.


/happy dance

So, I just got an e-mail from my HR lady. I can now get a DVR! No more missing Veronica Mars on Tuesday nights!!!


ps. So, I smell good AND I get a DVR?!?! Best. Day. EVAH!


It's that time again!

I can deal with purple.

Your Hair Should Be Purple

Intense, thoughtful, and unconventional.
You're always philosophizing and inspiring others with your insights.

Sup, Mr. Cancer?
Your True Love Is a Cancer

Why you'll love a Cancer:

Cancer's loyal and sincere heart makes your own sensitive heart melt.
Caring and devoted, a Cancer will take the lead in pursuing you - and not give up!

Why a Cancer will love you:

You're laid back enough to deal with Cancer's little mood swings and freak-outs.
A fellow homebody, you know how make Cancer comfortable and at home with you.

Um.... ok
What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are quite expressive and thoughtful. You see the world in a way that others are blind to.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.

Your near future is all about change, but in very small steps. The end of the journey looks far, but it's much closer than you realize.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

I can deal with this. Cult Classics FTW!
The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

Speaking of movies...
Your Movie Buff Quotient: 86%

You are a movie buff of the most obsessive variety. If a movie exists, chances are that you've seen it.
You're an expert on movie facts and trivia. It's hard to stump you with a question about film.

You Are 63% Indie

You're a very indie person, and admit it, you look down a little on people who strive to be normal.
You'll indulge in a little mainstream pop culture every now and then. But for you, anything not indie is a guilty pleasure!

Your Lust Quotient: 46%

You are definitely a lustful person, but you do a good job of hiding it.
Your friends would be surprised to know that your secretly very wild!

Your Stripper Song Is

Closer by Nine Inch Nails

"You let me violate you, you let me desecrate you
You let me penetrate you, you let me complicate you
Help me I broke apart my insides, help me I?ve got no
Soul to tell"

When you dance, it's a little scary - and a lot sexy.

You Are "Dizzy and Giddy"

Mmmm.. cherry pie
You Are Cherry Pie

You're the perfect combo of innocent and sexy
Those who like you enjoy a contradiction


For the past couple weeks, I've been a bit down. A little on the not-so-happy side. Less than cheery. Ok. I've been depressed. Gah, I even hate that word. It just sounds so... gloomy. And I hate gloomy. Gloomy and I... we don't mesh well. So, starting today, I've decided to make an effort to be not so gloomy. And let me tell you, it is working without me even having to do anything!

I get to work this morning, say my hellos to the co-workers and make my way to my cube. I'm booting up my computer (which, is a new computer, since my old computer effectively DIED yesterday... good times) and Amie tells me I smell good. "Oh, really?" I say. Then Jess chimes in "Yes, you smell really good". *beams* Now, I'm not sure if it's my shampoo, my body wash, my lotion or my body spray (or, perhaps the combination of the four) but apparently I smell fantastic. Which, is something that's always nice to hear. And, speaking of smelling good, I would like to point out that I was told I smelled great just this last week by a cute e-card.

So, the moral of today's post: if you think someone smells good, tell them. Because, who doesn't want to hear that they smell *delicious?

*ok. So no one actually used the word "delicious", but they really should have.

Music pick for the Day: "Regulate" by Nate Dogg and Warren G
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Red and black striped knee highs

Friday, November 10, 2006

/e needs a hug

So, I've been in my new apartment for one week. One whole week! I must say, I am really digging my apartment, and Jackson likes it, too, so /cheer! However, I only wish that my week had been happier. I'd spent the majority of this past week depressed and sad.
When we decided over a month ago to split up, we did so on good terms, with the hope that we could remain friends and still be part of each others lives. For a few weeks after the break up, we'd been talking more than we had for the last 6 months of our relationship. It was nice, and it made it seem like we may have been able to pull off being friends.
Fast forward to last Friday. I had spent the day moving boxes with Amie to my new apartment, then we celebrated by having some cheap wine (thanks, Amie!!). While we were hanging out, Scott calls and he was crying. Not being able to really talk to him while I had company over, I told him I'd call him back after she left. Well, Amie ended up staying until about 12:30, so after she left, I called his house and he was already asleep. I called him again on Saturday morning and asked him what was wrong. His response: "Nothing. I'm over it now". And this, ladies and gentlemen, is typical Scott. Frustrating, to say the least. Also, Saturday was the day that I was moving the majority of my things from his house to my apartment. For the rest of the day, he was very cold to me when we spoke, as though I had done something to upset him.
Skip ahead to Sunday: Jackson's birthday. Scott comes over for dinner and birthday activities. I pick him up, we get to my apartment, order food, eat. After we are done eating, I go to sit on the chair in my living room. Scott, on the couch, asks me to come sit by him. Jackson was by him, playing with his new Leapster, so I went to sit on the couch to watch Jackson play. Scott scoots over by me, puts his arm around me to cuddle and starts running his fingers through my hair. WHA?!?! I was all "Um, remember when you NEVER did this when we were together?". His response: "So why are you complaining?". UM... BECAUSE WE'RE NOT TOGETHER! At this point, I get up to get something to drink and then go back to sitting in the chair. It starts to get late, so he says goodbye to Jackson and me. I give him a hug (I'm a hugger, I like to hug people), and he leans in for a kiss. So, I give him a quick peck and get my coat on to take him home. Can we say "awkward"??

Then, Monday, he's back to being distant and cold to me. Big surprise. Tuesday, however, he calls me at midnight "just to talk". Apparently his "just to talk" is the same as "talk about how horny I am and that I could totally go find a chick and get laid". Yeah. That's what I want to talk to my ex about: him banging some whore that he'd find at the bar. Thanks for that mental image, Scott. I shall be sure to get some brillo pads at the store so I can scrub that image from my brain. Although, after his "I'm horny" talk, we did actually talk about actual stuff, like work and the like, so maybe we'll be able to do this whole "friends" thing. Maybe. We'll see.

I just hope that I can be happy again. I hate being depressed.
I need a hug.

Music pick for the Day: "Sugar" by System of a Down
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke *shock!*
Socks for the Day: Black and white striped knee-highs

Sunday, November 05, 2006


What are your icons? by _fallen_angel_

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Well, this morning I went to pick up the keys to my new apartment. Very exciting! Got up early, picked up my keys at 9am and started work at 9:30. Tonight after work, Suzie and Mike are coming up to help me start moving stuff, like my bed and clothes. Then, we shall hang up all my clothes and it will be super fun!

So, starting to move is one reason I worked earlier today. The other reason was because we had a department lunch today at Cool River at 11:30. So, instead of coming in at 11 and taking my lunch a half an hour later, I decided to come in early so the day wouldn't drag on longer than normal. Anyway, we go to lunch today and Chris and Curt were already there, sitting at the bar. They had decided to take a half day today so they could drink while we had our lunch and will be spending the rest of the day playing video games. *jealous* So, we sit at the bar, smoking it up and chit chatting, then we go and order. I ordered a grilled chicken salad, and since I'm a picky eater, I requested to have no tomatoes or cheese on my salad. Now, in my mind, you'd think it would be easier to make a plain salad as opposed to a salad pilled with random "normal" salad toppings. I do understand that they have a normal way of making salads, so it's easier to make them all the same, but it just irks me that 9 times out of 10 when I special order my salad, it ends up not being done special. So, I picked off the tomatoes, onions, and tried to get as much of the finely shredded cheese off of my salad, but was unsuccessful at removing the majority of the sticky cheese. I ate what I could, but ended up not finishing it (plus, I was not very hungry to begin with, hence the only ordering a salad). After I had gotten up to go to the bar to smoke again, the waiter comes up to me and apologized for the salad coming with toppings when I had requested otherwise (I didn't say anything about it being wrong and had to tell others to not say anything, as I don't like making a fuss and just kind of deal with things). I think he figured it out from the pile of toppings that I put on Tammy's extra plate, as well as my unfinished cheesy salad. I told him it was fine and that I'm used to it by now, but he brought out a plain salad for me, which I did appreciate. So, thanks waiter-man for trying to make it right with me. It's not very often that restaurants will acknowledge an error and remedy it without someone complaining. You're the bestest! ^_^

Now, to work on stupid MI accounts for the rest of the day and then go lay on the floor of my new, empty apartment. Why?
Because it's mine. And I can.

Music pick for the Day: "18 and Life" by Skid Row (curse you VH1 Classic Rock!) (j/k I <3 you! ^_^)
Beverage pick for the Day: Wild Cherry Pepsi
Socks for the Day: Black knee highs with big, colorful polka dots

Friday, October 27, 2006

One Week

Well, today officially starts the 1 week countdown to "The Big Move" (capitalized and quoted for extra emphasis). Well, I guess technically, the apartment is mine as of the 1st and I will start moving some things that day... but the "official" start to "The Big Move" will be next Friday, when Ms. Amie will be helping me move all of my boxed belongings to the new apartment.
I should be nervous. I should be FREAKING OUT at this point. But.. not so much with the paranoid freaking out yet. Kinda happy about that. If I can avoid freaking out about something relating to "The Big Move" until at least Thursday, I will be very ^_^ (which, is me saying happy, but with ^_^, because it seems to give it that extra ^_^ that only ^_^ can bring).
Oh. And, today has been quite a good day so far. Not only did I get to eat pizza today... I got to eat FREE pizza today. Free pizza is like regular pizza, but it tastes so much better when I don't have to pay for it. The only down-side to the free pizza was that, even though I was the one who called in the order, as well as the one who ran up to get the free pizza, I didn't get to order a plain cheese pizza. :( I had to pick off all the toppings in order to have my free cheese pizza. *sigh* But, another good thing about today's free pizza is that I got to pick where it was ordered from, so I had me some delicious, almost-only-cheese, free Bob's pizza. Mmmmm... Oh, how I love when the regional managers come to visit. They feed us and that makes the Karen ^_^ (see? Again with the happy being replaced by ^_^, because "makes the Karen happy" doesn't look as cool as "makes the Karen ^_^).

Now, to go home, stay up as late as humanly possible, sleep in tomorrow, do some power packing, nap, wake up, do some more power packing, wow until 3:30am Sunday, come into work until 5am, and the go home and pass out before waking up on Sunday to pack some more... I have a feeling this weekend will be a bit of a ball sucker, but it'll be my last weekend of frantic living, so I guess it deserves to suck a little.

Music pick for the Day: "99 Luftballons" by Nena
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke (in a bottle!)
Socks for the Day: Black Halloween knee-highs with cross bones up the front and orange trim on top

The Art of Seducing... through optimism?

Your Seduction Style: Au Natural

You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it.
That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power!
The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism.

You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world.
Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in.
You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you?

You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways.
Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you.
As a result, those who you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.

(and, it's still technically the 26th for me, so these don't count as Friday's picks)
Music pick for the Day: "Out Tonight" by Rosario Dawson (Rent)
Beverage for the Day: Apple-Cherry juice
Socks for the Day: Green and black "Wicked Girl" Halloween socks

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Turtles and cable

Turtles. I <3 turtles. Why? I really don't know. But, I love them even if there is no reason for it. And, I love WoW. So, what do I do when I see today that there is a turtle mount on E-Bay from the new TCG? I squeal. A lot. And then forward it to everyone so they, too, can be in awe of the awesome that is a turtle mount. But, the frakking thing sold for $400! That is insane! (although, if I had an extra $400 to blow, I'd totally buy it). But, alas, I have to save up money since in a week I will be officially on my own. And, I called today to get my electric, cable and telephone installed. But, getting the phone set up was very frustrating. I now know what customers mean when they say they hate dealing with us. I hate dealing with us, too. But, after 3 phone calls, I finally have an appointment set up for next Friday to get my cable/internet/phone installed.


So, this post was pretty "meh" and I apologize to anyone who read it. My creativity today is being sucked away by the evil that is Michigan. Curse you Michigan, and your crazy collections! Curse you to Hades!!

Music pick for the Day: "The Internet is for Porn" by The cast from Avenue Q (MUPPETS!!)
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Halloween socks with ghosts all over them (to go with my "Spooky" shirt)

Monday, October 23, 2006



I hate Mondays. I hate being at work on Mondays. I hate getting out of bed on Mondays. And, I really hate feeling like poo and on the brink of getting a cold on Mondays. Mondays are, in most cases, for the lose.

Ways to make Mondays suck less:
1. Mandatory 1/2 day only at work (since it's the first day of the work week, it would ease you into getting back into the swing of work).
2. Mandatory 1/2 day would start at 1pm (so there would be plenty of time to sleep in and avoid having to get up early on Mondays).
3. Mandatory siesta time (because everyone can use a nap on Mondays).
4. Free caffinated beverages and animal crackers throughout the day (because nothing says Happy Day like Cherry Coke and edible zebras).
5. Handsome, agile Romanian man-servants to distribute said crackers and soda (and, to hand feed me animal crackers and give me massages and talk to me with sexy accents).
6. Get paid time and a half to work Mondays (for 4 hours, with an hour siesta break, 2 hour Romanian massage break, and 1/2 an hour to be fed animal crackers).

Hmmm... perhaps I should have added this to the "suggestions" section of this year's Employee Opinion Survery. I wonder if there is still time.....

Music pick for the Day: "Portions for Foxes" by Rilo Kiley
Beverage for the Day: Coke
Socks for the Day: Blue argyle knee highs

Thursday, October 19, 2006


And, to finish off the day:

my pet!

Happy Day

Wow. Just... wow! Considering that the last month has been not the best for me, I needed a day like today to bring my spirits up!
So, I was browsing the ToD forums today, and Dru posted that Best Buy now has the Collector's Edition of The Burning Crusade on sale for pre-order. Thinking I had missed the opportunity to order this when nearly all other retailers annoucned earlier this week that they were sold out, this news made me giddy! So, I go to preorder, and realized that Scott had my debit card. So, I call home and get the card info. While talking to Scott, he tells me that I got a call today from the apartment lady: I got the apartment! I have been literally shaking for the past half an hour, just giddy as can be! Not only did I find a place to live, but I also will be getting the CE for the expansion!!!

And, if anything bad happens today to ruin my mood, I shall unleash a wrath so mighty that even God himself will cower in fear at the sight of me. Seriously.
But, for now, /happy dance.


Music pick for the Day: "Karma Slave" by Splashdown
Beverage for the Day: Spiced Black tea
Socks for the Day: pink Tinkerbell knee-highs (which, I think will be my new lucky socks)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

For shame

So, I decided it'd be fun to try out a quiz-thingy and post it here. Well, here I was, googling for quizzes and I came across one that got my interest: How Normal Are You? Of course, I had to take the quiz! Surely I am not normal at all! I am so anti-normal, I was destined to get a negative number! So, I proceed to take the quiz. I answer the questions, select my code for my results and:

You Are 55% Normal

While some of your behavior is quite normal...
Other things you do are downright strange
You've got a little of your freak going on
But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself

What? 55% normal? Life doesn't even make sense anymore!!

So, then I took quiz that said it would tell me my superhero name. AND!:
Your Superhero Profile

Your Superhero Name is The Caped Viking
Your Superpower is Piracy
Your Weakness is Crosses
Your Weapon is Your Fungal Gun
Your Mode of Transportation is Submarine

Ok. Now that makes me a little happy.

So, I find another one: What's Your Theme Song?

Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC

"Back in black, I hit the sack,
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"

Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.
But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!

\m/ >_< \m/

And, finally, I now know who I really am. Because the internet said so (although, it does speak some truth...):
You Are An ENFJ

The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Music pick for the Day: "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Orange, green, purple and black striped Halloween knee-highs

Monday, October 16, 2006


So, it's October in Wisconsin and it's a wee bit chilly out there. Last week, when the temperature dropped and we started seeing flurries, I got out my coat and scarf to help against the cold. However, over the course of the last 7 months, I've somehow managed to misplace my favorite pair of mittens. Now, this makes me a sad Karen. I love winter, I love snow, I love the cold air... but, I can't enjoy it as much, knowing my blue mittens are lost somewhere.
I shall have to start another search party tonight after work to see if Jackson and I are able to find the mittens. I... I just can't bring myself to give up hope yet. I know they are there somewhere, just waiting for me to come find them.
And find them, I shall.

Music pick for the Day: "No Sleep Tonight" by the Faders
Beverage for the Day: Water, from a virgin ecosystem at the edge of a primitive rainforest, thousands of miles from the nearest industrialized continent... (or so the label says)..
Socks for the Day: Orange, green, purple and black crazy designed Halloween socks with spiders on the ankles

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pumpkins and jello shots

With it being October and Halloween drawing closer everyday, it's inevitable to have someone throw a Halloween party, at which you are expected to dress up in order to enter the door. Now, in past years, I had gone along with it, dressing as a black angel, and then as a gothic girl scout (I'm not really goth... I just really like black), but I am stumped this year as to what I should be. Part of me is almost saying "Ah, screw it! Don't go to the party! Stay home and WoW!", but then part of me is saying "Get off of the damn computer for one night and go talk to real people again!". So, I'm a bit torn. Plus, if I do go to said party, I will have a little over one week to get a costume (read: buy a costume or wear something from previous years), which I'm not too keen on at the moment.

...wait a minute... I could totally go as a character from WoW! I could be... a human! But, considering the group of people I will be with at the party, I think Myrt and I would be the only ones who would find it funny.

Oh, well. Back to the drawing board.
/sad Karen in snow

Music pick for the Day: "Smile" by the Gufs
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Pink, green and black striped Halloween socks (with attached pumpkins!)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


So, for the past few months, my main obsession in life has been a TV show called Veronica Mars. I have been doing my part to make sure everyone, their grandma, and their grandma's grandma watch this show. So far, I have turned at least 13 people into Veronica Mars junkies and feel all warm and fuzzy when I think about that. However, the 2nd episode of season 3 was on last night.. and I haven't watched it yet! Surely this is a sign that the end times are near. I think I almost gave Amie a heart attack today when I informed her that I had yet to watch it. But, tonight Lost is on, so I'll have yet another hour of TV to catch up on. *sigh* Perhaps I'll watch the VM tonight and then watch Lost tomorrow night on from the comfort of my computer chair.
Also, a friend of mine suggested I watch Ugly Betty.. and I have to say it was a pretty darn good show. I will have to see if ABC has it up on their site tonight for me to watch the second episode.
AND! It's Wednesday! That means Project: Runway is on tonight, too!

... you know... I think I may watch too much TV.

Music pick for the Day: "Rebel Prince" by Rufus Wainwright
Beverage for the Day: Coke
Socks for the Day: Felix the Cat ankle socks

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Troubled Times

Have you ever had a time in your life when nothing seems to be going as planned and that life as you know it seems to be spiraling away from you at record speed... but at the same time you can't remember the last time you were this happy? I guess it sounds a little contradictory and perhaps I am the only person who feels these mixed emotions, but if the last three weeks have taught me anything, it's that I needed to have the life that I'd been living sucked away from me so that I can once again be genuinely happy.

No more monotony. No more worry. No more questioning my worth. Now... now it's all about the unicorns.


Music pick for the Day: "Troubled Times" by Fountains of Wayne
Beverage for the Day: Mountain Dew
Socks for the Day: Red and black striped knee-highs