27 March 2009

RIP Tony

So yesterday I was on my way into school and was mindlessly checking my e-mail on my cell phone. I received an e-mail from one of the guys I used to work with that informed me that another coworker of ours died. What a shock to the system! He was a super nice guy. I know not everyone got along with him, but I did. We actually worked pretty closely for a number of months before he was transfered to another job site. I'm not even sure why I'm rambling about it here. I think that because of all the phone calls and e-mails that have transpired in the last 30+ hours it's just weighing heavily on my mind. I feel really bad for his Dad (he found him). The whole situation just sucks. That is all. K Thx Bai.

18 March 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!)

So, as I was sitting in my first class of the evening and thinking about how today kind of sucked I wrote this... with every intention of putting it right here. So, here it is...

I am in such a pissy mood! I'm irritated with J and I'm annoyed with my mother. Oooh-Oooh! And I have something stuck in my thumb. It's been sore for days like the skin was cracked, but there was no crack. I just found the spot where there's something under the skin. I'm thinking it's metal. Joy! Will have to cut it open and dig it out. Anyway, I'm stuck in class tonight. Though, even if I didn't have class, I'd still be doing nothing - at least I don't think I would be doing anything.
I'm pissy because my lips are chapped. That is so annoying! What else? I'm pissy because I still don't have a silver claddagh to replace the one I lost two weeks ago. That really annoys me and makes me mad. (It really, really does. Probably shouldn't, but it does!)
I left my cell in my truck. Guess I don't need it while I'm in class, but I still wish I had it. Not pissy about it, but wish I had it nonetheless.
I'll try not to be pissy tomorrow.

That's where it ended. Suffice it to say, the phone was not in my truck. The phone is gone. Now I'm a wee bit pissy about the lost phone thing. Will work on getting it replaced in the morning. Here's the one bright spot of my pissy day. I called my brother to tell him about my phone and ended up meeting up with him for a corned beef and cabbage dinner at an Irish pub (a poor excuse for an Irish pub, but a pub nonetheless). After a pint of Guiness and dinner we went to another Irish pub. This one was more Irish, but they weren't playing Irish music. Hello!? People! It's St. Patrick's Day for crying out loud! Play Irish music in the Irish pubs! What's the matter with folks?! Anyway, had a nice time hanging out with my big brother. So the day wasn't complete crap. :)
I'll still try not to be pissy tomorrow.

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.

15 March 2009

Am I an ass?

About a week and a half ago I was making meatloaf. I took off my claddagh (Irish) ring and put it in my sweatshirt pocket. The next morning when I put my sweatshirt on again the ring was gone. Double Damn! So, after I got home from welding all day I searched high and low for it. No ring, but at least the kitchen was clean and shiney. I then proceeded to search the rest of the house. To no avail. So, after pouting a bit and wondering what to do, I decided to go buy myself a new one. Now, the problem with this is that you're not supposed to buy your own claddagh ring. Apparently, you're also not supposed to ask for one either. My boyfriend, who is not Irish, says to me, "You can't buy your own!" To which I reply something to the affect of, "I know, but I need a new one." He offers to buy me one and I say thanks, but no thanks. I didn't want him to feel obligated to get it for me. So, later I appologize for being a snot and tell him it was a really nice offer, but he doesn't have to do that. He says he wants to. Okay. Guess I should just say thank you and take him up on the offer. That was last Sunday. He said he probably wouldn't have time to go to the store I wanted to get it from during the week and I said that was fine. We could go next weekend (now this weekend). Well, it's about twenty minutes to four and the store closes at five. I'm guessing we're not going again this weekend and I'm sure he wont have time to go during the week once again. Am I pissed? Yep! Does that make me an ass? I have no idea. And quite honestly, I don't care right at the moment. I'm just pissed. I want a new ring! I haven't been without a claddagh ring on my finger since I was probably 13 or 14 years old. That's 20 years! My finger doesn't know what to do! So, now I'm debating just going to the store today before they close and buying my own damn claddagh ring and being done with it. Will that make him feel like an ass. Unlikely. Would more likely go unnoticed unless I pointed it out to him. Would be even more likely that if I didn't keep bringing up going to the store that he would forget he ever made the offer. Damn I'm pissed! Was hoping this blog would get it off my shoulders and make me feel better. Didn't work... still pissed!

11 March 2009

March as I know it so far...

Just a random note full of ramblings...

There's absolutely NOTHING new and/or exciting happening so far this month. Let's see if I can pull something out of me arse... I got my new FOID card. That's exciting. Can now buy ammunition again. I bought and received my new knitpicks knitting needles. They came in the mail yesterday. They're f'in awesome! I can't wait to really use them. So far I've just fondled them and stuff. I got a Harley t-shirt from Belize. That's pretty cool. It was a gift for dog sitting. Can't beat that! I made an attempt at cleaning the second floor of the house today. That's going to take more than a day, but at least I got the ball rolling. I figure if I work on it a little everyday (or every other day) I'll be done before you know it!
I wrote a paper today for my Humanities class. What a waste of brain power. The class, note the paper. I write kick ass papers. Will be interesting to see how he grades. I have another paper due for my Soc class next week. Not too worried about that one. Going to try and start sooner than the day it's due. I do that. Always. Okay, always with the exception of this humanities paper. I did it the day before. Woo! Guess I shook the procrastination bug! Wont let that happen again! Damn me! Procrastinate or die! Sounds like a union saying. Wait, that's Unite or Die! lol I was close!
Okay, speaking of unions. I have a union meeting tonight. I kind of dread them. Mine are boring and only recently did more than two people start speaking to me. I guess that's why I'm still going. The more I go the more people talk to me. Membership has its priveledges! :) So, maybe I'll get luck and win the 50/50. I could use a couple extra bucks in my pocket. Or, mabye they'll have a job for me. That would be even better! Wont get my hopes up though. Will take my check book. I think it's time to pay dues. Don't want to get booted out for something as silly as forgetting to pay dues. Rather be early than late. Guess I don't procrastinate in that department.