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HP Party

Hi people, looks who's back from the dead.

Or from being busy.

In SC for the holiday. It is freaking cold.

Anyways, I'm here to let you know that Syl and I might be having a party for the release of the final HP. Something to keep in mind if you are interested.

Gotta go now, but I'll be on here more often than once every 6 months.
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Knitting Group

Hey ll. So I started a knitting group in Jax. I kinda accidentally had a meeting scheduled for the Saturdau after Thanksgiving. Once I realized when it was, I decided not to advertise it too much, but still went. I wasn't surprised when no one came.

So, when I scheduled one for this week, I was very surprised when not 1 but 4 people (besides me) showed up! W000t! I know, it's nerdy. But I'm not really good at planning things or meeting new people. I put up 1 flyer (it was at Panera and was actually seen by someone who came. Yay!) and advertised on meetup.com. I really only advertised starting Weds because we threw a little kind of party.

The next meeting is probably gonna be the second saturday in January. Maybe I'll have one in two weeks. But everyone may be so busy by that time, who knows. Anyways, I have my printer now, so I can actually make more than one flyer so I can put them somewhere but Panera.

Other than that things are going pretty good. I had a pretty bad cold for a while but it went away. Trying to keep up with everything, but whenever I think I'll get some time I get sick or someone's visiting or a car breaks down. Haven't had a weekend to myself in a while, but this weekend, really, I'll have some time. I swear.
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Haloween Pics

Ok, so here are the pics from Halloween. Yeah, they're late. I just got my own computer set up.

It's Bat-DogCollapse )

Anyways been crazy busy recently. Just took another certification test. This is the third time I've taken this one. Sadly enough, that's not too bad. Better be the last.

If you watch Grey's Anatomy, you probably saw an episode where a girl burnt her hand on purpose to get out of taking the bar exam for the fifth time becuase she was afraid of failing again. DR and I watched it. That night, I slipped in the shower and almost broke my hip (I thought that only 70 year olds are supposed to do that). But it was good for a laugh when I was trying to convince DR that I got the idea from the show.

Anyways, hopefully I will have some free time to get to work on knitting Halloween presents.
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Starting A Knittig Group

Yeah, very busy. But not so busy that I can't start a knittng group. Yeah, you heard me. So far, I have been having a real problem finding knitters here. So, I am starting a knit up. Probably like once a month for now, depending on how oftern everyone wants to meet. That is, assuming that I get anyone to join. If I don't then oh well. I'll just go on annoying all my non-knitting pals with my yarn talk.

The new puppy went to the groomer yesterday. DR brought him in, and for those of you who don't know, DR is just about the least effiminate male. Ever. And, he isn't gay. But I guess that the groomers didn't know that, as they gave the dog back to us with a bright rainbow of a scarf. It makes me laugh to think what people think of him with such a cute little woosy dog. It's amusing (and wrong) that people make these kind of assumptions.

Speaking of how wussy this dog is, he is actually terrified of cats. Not to mention other dogs and school buses. It is hilarious. He is just so cute that is hard not to spoil him. Where there are things like other dogs, it is just instintive to pick him up and not let him have a chance to be frightened, but then he doesn't have a chance to make friends with the other puppy, or learn how to act around them. So I am being careful that he doesn't turn out too spoiled (like my cousin).

His hair is so soft. It's funny, becuase I have heard of people keeping thier dogs and cats hair and making yarn out of it to knit things. Naturally, I thought this was slightly creepy, and not something I would ever be temped to do. But the first time we brushed our puppy and i felt his hair, I reconsidered my position on this. DR suggests I make him a puppy sweater out of his own hair. Ha ha.

Anyways, I guess this is all for now.

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Moved to Jacksonville

So, I haven't been online or even checked my email since Columbia. It's been busy.

We moved to Jax and I started work. Our apartment is pretty nice. It's so much huger than I've been used to for the past few years.

We have seen so many of our friends recently that we hadn't seen in a while. A few days after we moved in some friends drove in from Tampa. It was crazy getting this place together for that. Then some old friends got married last weekend, they called us Weds. to invite us. So we went back to Satellite for that and saw just about everyone, since all of these people haven't been in town at the same time for about 4 years. Even though we were at my parents', I didn't really get to see my family that much. It was a wierd little reunion, and I've realized that DR was friends with all of the popular people in High School that never really accepted me, so that was akward.

Work is pretty cool. I have a cubicle. Right now I'm sitting with a different department, so I'm kind of isolated from the people that I should be working with. But a cubicle opened up in the middle of everyone else, so that will be fixed soon.

I found a yarn store less than 10 minutes away from me. That's just dangerous.

We're hopefully getting a puppy. We found a mini-lab. It is a lab mix, only about half the size of a regular lab. It looks so much like my Oreo when she was a puppy. I wanted to take him home right then. But he sheds and is still a little bigger than we want for the apartment. So we're still looking.

That in a nutshell is pretty much the last two weeks.
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New Apartment

So we moved to Jax. DR and I are finally living together without roommates after more than a year of being married, and it's freaking awesome! The apartment rocks! I'll post pics later.
We have done all of our major moving and shopping. Tomarrow we are going to look at puppies, and then go to Tampa to visit some friends.
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I ate fried Okra!

OMG, I am not in South Carolina 24 hours before Kemper calls and offers me a job in Jacksonville! Sweet. Then we were just sad that we lost the awesome apt we found becuase the price had supposedly increased, and apparently it just went up a few dollars a month.

I got a call from the HR manager at Kemper, and I thought they were calling to tell me to find someone else. I had to stop myself from saying "You're kidding" when he said they wanted to offer me a job. I was genuinely surprised.

So yeah, living in Jax at these apts, where I am just a few hours away from everyone. It is actually right in the middle of all of our friends and family, except one friend that is probably moving to Ft. Worth.

I didn't pass my certification test, missed it by one point, but W00t, the job search is over! At least for a while!

Now I am going to buy some yarn!
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Moving and Anniversary

So, yeah, for those of you who don't know, I am moving this week. To South Carolina, with my inlaws. Yay.

Kemper put me off, again. For another 10 days. It is getting pretty unprofessional, and I had been really impressed with them. But we're pretty much getting kicked out of here. "You can stay here as long as you want" my ass.

But DR and I celebrated our first anniversary Sunday. We had the house to ourselves! We ate one year old cake that wasn't bad at all (I am so getting my grandma's recipe). He got revenge for the frosting incident at our wedding. For those of you who weren't there, when we cut the cake, he was nice and just fed it to me, while I smeared his honker big time. So on Sunday he got me good. I deserved it. It was a nice evening.

Well, back to packing.
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Knitting Group/ Last Minute Job Interview

So Monday morning I get up and check my email first thing in the morning as usual. No important messages about jobs. I figure I'll take the day to fill out some of the 30 odd applications I have listed. Luckily, after lunch, I rechecked my secondary email, because there was a message there about an interview that I had supposedly scheduled for that afternoon. A company based in Tampa came to UCF for interviews, and while I had asked the girl who was coordinating it for an interview, she never got back to me with a time. She sent me an email 4 hours before the time she had scheduled me for. Luckily I had a resume, some decent interview clothes, and no hard plans for the afternoon. I went, and the interview went alright. I asked the rep when they were planning on making a decision. He says soon, probably September or October so the new person could start before the holidays. The insurance industry seems to view time like geologists, (i.e. man is a relatively young species). I'm not waiting around on that one, becuase by the time they get around to hiring me, the revolution will have occurred, and after Canada overtakes the United States, the men of the world are consumed by dinosaurs, then women die out because of the inability to breed, and the earth is dominated by a plant called the Song of India. (Seriously, you can't kill those things. After the world's nuclear power plants explode, they will outlive the cockroaches.) And by that point, I figure I really won't need a job. OK, sorry for the rediculousness.

In other news, last night I went to a knitting group for the second time. (I completely forgot to post after I went the first time because it was the day before my Kemper interview.) All in all, it's a pretty nice group, but you know, I'm very shy sometimes. This time I sat next to people that had similar interests (Harry Potter, etc) and were generally younger/punkier, so we had more to talk about. The first time, pretty much the only things talked about were babies and knittting. Knitting I'm fine talking about, but babies aren't exactly my area of expertise, so I stayed pretty quiet for most of the first time. It is neat because there is a good mix of people, so almost anyone could fit in and find someone to talk to. It's a shame though, because I probably won't be able to go back, as hopefully I will be moving to Jacksonville this weekend. If Kemper will ever decide to just hire me.
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