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[31 Oct 2008|10:46am]
How do you politely ask people to stop sending you political emails? Because really, no matter if I agree or not, I hate that someone is trying to sway me. The last thing I want to do is start an argument over who is right or wrong, but it really offends me that I keep getting 'anti-the party I am personally voting for' from friends/family.

And yes, I'm leaving out who I am voting for; because really, does it matter? It's my opinion and my choice. I wouldn't ever want to sound like I am trying to sway someone for their natural right by expressing my own preference.

So how do I go about asking for the emails to come to an end without offending the senders?
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Hurricane Gustav [31 Aug 2008|02:43pm]
Well, I managed to evacuate from New Orleans with a nearly 12-hour drive to Tallahassee, Florida. I'm all stressed out with anxiety and I'm going out of my mind.

Pray for the best. It's all anyone can do.
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It's been a while... [04 Aug 2008|11:41pm]
[ mood | awake ]

It's been forever since I last updated. I still read my friends page, so it really isn't fair that I haven't filled anyone in on my life.

I have been dating one guy off and on for almost two years now, his name is Chad. We met through working for the same company, and casually dated as friends for a long time. Things became official sometime around December/January, but it feels like so much longer with the dating casually. I finished school at LSU this past spring, but a Spanish independent study course postponed my actual graduation until August 8th...so this Friday, I will walk across the stage and officially become an Alumna of Louisiana State University.

I moved down to New Orleans in April, and moved into a cute little townhome with Chad and his puppy, Sammy. I love Sammy like crazy, he's a great dog. Unfortunately, two days after my birthday on July 15, my sweet Cookie Bunny passed away. We buried her and it was tough. I miss her, but I'm glad to have Chad and Sammy.

My birthday was pretty incredible. Chad had all kinds of surprises for me, and I really was blown away. I'm very much in love with this man and I think I may have found my one...but only time will tell.

I've had a pretty great summer, really. July 4th weekend I went to Biloxi with a bunch of friends and saw Pat Benatar perform once again, she was awesome as usual. Last weekend Chad and I went to Houston, or The Woodlands to be exact, with our friends Jessica and Joey to see Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey perform. Journey's new lead singer was pretty good, but Heart really blew me away. I've found a new live music love. We went to the waterpark too, which was a ton of fun. Good company always makes for a good time :)

Last night the same four went to Biloxi to see Joan Jett & Def Leppard, which was an awesome show as well. Summer of '08 is now dubbed the 'Summer of Rock' as far as I'm concerned.

I'm pretty pumped about seeing my family this weekend for my graduation. If only I could see my sister and her family...I sure miss those kids. They should be back stateside next year!!

Hopefully I will find my 'big girl job' soon. I've been applying and applying and applying...but the market stinks right now, especially for those of us with little experience. Things happen for a reason though, right? I can't complain, I have an easy enough job that pays the bills and then some. Waitressing just kills my feet & knees...

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[25 Aug 2007|03:15am]
[ mood | aggravated ]

To think, I could've sworn I was done taking on other people's baggage.

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[29 Aug 2006|04:55pm]
I'm alive...my laptop is dead. Grr...
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Debra Messing is in there!! [15 Aug 2006|01:40pm]
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[10 Aug 2006|12:28am]
Hey guys...I finally have internet up and running at my new apartment so in the next few days I'll be doing some catching up...missed ya'll!
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[24 Jul 2006|10:52pm]
How many years have I been waiting for an email like this one?!

Hi, Alex, just a quick note to let you know I'm
thinking of you. Hope to see you soon. Love, Dad


We all went to see a movie a few weeks ago as a family. I took my stepsisters for the day and brought them around Baton Rouge. My dad and stepmom surprised me at TJ Ribs when I was working. My dad remembered and called me on my birthday.

Things have been going right for once. Wonderful boyfriend. Moving into my very own apartment (no roommates!) in one week. Two jobs to cover the bills.

I almost don't know what to do with myself!

I guess the only thing I can do is be grateful.

And that I am.

:)
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[13 Jul 2006|12:18am]
[ mood | calm ]

I'm a fifth of a century old...yay?




Happy Birthday, Angela!!

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Theo! [28 Jun 2006|07:00pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

Help get my friend Theo back on Last Comic Standing...he's hilarious and deserves it!


It's quick, painless, and well worth it because you get to see a clip of him in action!

Click click click:
http://www.nbc.com/Last_Comic_Standing/voting/index.shtml?vid=/Last_Comic_Standing/voting/week5/von.flv

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[27 Jun 2006|05:16pm]
Pat Benatar is my idol.

Three years ago, my parents brought me to Beau Rivage to see her live in concert, and I've been dying to see her again live ever since.

I found out she was coming to New Orleans one week before my birthday and nearly flipped my shit.

And then it was sold out and I cried.

But then I noticed she was performing in Houston the next night (July 7) and Robynn and I decided to go to Houston for the weekend to visit her cousin, shop, have fun, and all go to the concert together.

Awesome, right?

Abso-effin-lutely...

But what made my entire year even BETTER...

Is that Robynn just scored FOURTH ROW TICKETS!!!

OMG I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!
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Scariest moment of my life. [06 Jun 2006|04:02pm]
[ mood | shocked ]

My sister drove me to the airport (I'm coming home!) earlier today. When we arrived, she put her car in park and got out to help me with my bags. As we were about to say goodbye, the car started moving! It was going forward and to the left, into the traffic lanes! Heather was yelling for me to do something while she tried to grab the back bumper (yeh, my like 110 lb. sister was going to try to hold on to the Expedition...haha) and apparently I dove in through the passenger door and slammed my fist against the brake, with my feet still hanging out the door...I say apparently because it all happened so fast I don't remember doing it but that's how I ended up! We were scared out of our damn minds...all three kids were in the backseat, there were pedestrians around, cars, etc. I've never been so scared in my life. I'm glad I was able to protect my nephews and niece though...after we were in the car and regaining composure, I turned around to look at them and almost burst into tears when I saw how worried they looked. Poor guys.

But now I am Super Aunt Alex ;) Seriously though, I'm still shaking! What a wonderful condition to be in during my three-hour layover in Atlanta. I'll be back in Baton Rouge at 8 p.m. folks!

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[18 May 2006|02:20am]
The difference between now and a year ago...

Alex (my ex) is still an asshole when he's drunk, but now I have the option of whether or not to put up with it.

And I definitely choose not to put up with it.

I'm trying to be friends but good grief. Every time he hears I'm happy he has to make a put down to try to get to me. I'm glad he no longer has the capability of making me cry.

You'd think you would treat people who do nothing but care about you well...what a dumbass.
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[30 Mar 2006|07:24pm]
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One of those life lessons. [29 Mar 2006|05:33pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

Sometimes I really miss having my mom around for advice. I try to remember the times in the past she gave me really good advice, or helped me learn something.



I'll never forget this one moment from the summer of 2003, right after I graduated and right before I left for college. Audrey, one of my best friends at the time, was having a pool party to celebrate her birthday and Bobby was supposed to come with me. He had been a bit flaky lately, and it frustrated me because I was about to leave for college and saw this summer as opportunity to have as much time together as possible, since we planned to stay together while I was gone and I would be without a car. Well, he showed up quite grumpy and made me drive my mom's car while he drove in his, "just in case he had to leave early." We went to the party and he was completely anti-social, didn't want to swim, gave me the cold shoulder, etc. It was definitely the lower time in our relationship, he never acted that way prior to this time period.

Well, needless to say, we got in a big fight and he left the party, and I went home in complete tears. My mom pulled me into her lap and I told her all about it. She told me Bobby was probably withdrawing because I was leaving and he was upset, and she was right. I told her I was upset about more than just Bobby, because I felt really bad that I didn't have a good time at her party both Audrey and I's sake, and I had to leave early. I felt really, really guilty. She told me she would hold me as long as it took for me to get the crying out of my system, and then to go to the bathroom to freshen my makeup, and go straight back and apologize to Audrey and ask her to blow it off along with me so that we could have a good time. And that if I didn't do it, it would be hard for Bobby to miss out on the fun-loving, independent, good friend that I am.

And I did just that, and I enjoyed myself immensely.



There's not really a particular reason I thought of this, but I sure am glad I did. It pertains to who I've been trying to maintain lately, and it sure seems to be working out for me.

And for those of you who might assume it's about Alex, it's definitely not. I would never, ever go back to him, and we're barely even in each other's lives anymore.

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[23 Mar 2006|05:46pm]
Name ten of life's simple pleasures you enjoy most, and try not to use any the person before you used. Then, tag people to do the same.

1. eating ice cream
2. singing in the shower
3. seeing children laugh/play
4. when cookie jumps up and gives me her bunny kisses
5. getting a big tip
6. waking up feeling refreshed
7. when my nephews run up and hug me when I visit
8. when sophie breaks into a grin when she sees me
9. having a good hair day
10. getting complimented

I tag everyone :)
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[23 Mar 2006|09:41am]
Ever notice how things go REALLY well for a little while (and that's when I never update my journal haha), and then everything goes REALLY bad all at once?

Eh, that's what I'm going through.

On the up side, it is not last semester, and I am dealing with much better than I would have then.

I will be OK, because that is who I am.
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[22 Mar 2006|12:35pm]
So much to update on, no time. No time = story of my life.

Work = sucky
School = sucky

On a good and bad note, my stepdad got promoted. He's now warrant chief or something...so yay congratulations are in order for him, I'm very proud, but here's the slightly-selfish sucky part...

My sister and her family were supposed to move up to CT in May and live with my parents for a couple of months while Brett (her husband) was in OCS (which is at The Academy in CT, which is also where my stepdad works) because he's required to live in the barracks. I was going to go visit of course, and I was really looking forward to it. Well, now Heather is going to have to rent an apartment or something, and my mom will be in the middle of selling the house, and argh. What a stressful mess instead of a fun summer vacation! Oh well, such is military life.

Oh, and my parents are moving again. To Washington D.C.

And Heather's moving in May, to Connecticut for a few months, and who knows where after.

BLAHHHH!! Can't everyone just sit and STAY for a little while?!
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[13 Mar 2006|10:07pm]
4 more months until I am 20.

...wow...

And can you guys believe that on May 7, this journal will be 5 years old? How's that for dedication and history?

...5 months on the 22nd...not such a glamorous thing to celebrate, but it sure is nice that time is moving along, as am I...
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Christmas in March. [09 Mar 2006|03:02pm]
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Thursday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, ditzyprincess (-5000 points). In August I turned btkirk in for farting in church (3 points). In September I pushed kylethecrane in the mud (-17 points). Last Sunday I helped erikaann088 hide a body (-173 points). In July I signed my organ donor card (28 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5159 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!

Sincerely,
snugglebunnypez

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