Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have totally failed at updating the blogosphere about the movement of my pearly whites.  I know you are all in tears and it may take some time to get over it, but I hope you'll be ok. 

I have sent my wedding rings in for their cleaning/inspection and I feel so weird without them, but I still have trouble sometimes getting used to having a different last name.  I wonder how long that will last.

I usually don't make New Years resolutions and if I do, I almost never keep them.  This year I'm just going to roll with having this quarter off, try to get down in some weight so I can put some more back on (by getting pregnant).

I am pretty sure the clock is moving backwards this week. 2009 doesn't want to leave us.

I got a Wii on Monday and I am loving the Wii Fit exercising. 

The dog hasn't had an accident in the house since Saturday.  That is the definition of progress.

That is all.  Happy 2010 everyone (a day or two early)!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


I'm 28 years old, and finally I was able to afford some braces for myself. As you can see to the left those are my incredibly crooked top front teeth. I ended up getting Invisalign which are actually pretty cool. I have to have quite a few attachments, which I wasn't fully prepared for, but in the end I think it will be worth it. I also get a free Zoom whitening at the end, and again, as you can see, that will be pretty awesome as well.

I've had 7 attachments put on and the first two days were kinda uncomfortable, but since then I've been fine. I get the other 5 on Monday and I'm definitely ready to get the show on the road. So far, they don't hurt, as much as they are annoying. Plastic in your mouth all the time isn't so fun. I will never chew on a straw ever again.

I have to have them on for 13-15 months, so for my 30th birthday, I will have straight teeth!

I'll post a picture of me with the braces in once I get the rest of the attachments.

This is one of the first steps to making a new, better me. :)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Pardon my dust...

I'm up way too late, so i thought i would try and install a blogger client for Droid. So let the test post ensue! I actually have some ideas for some future posts so maybe I can actually post more than once a year. Let's see if this is going to work!

Monday, November 30, 2009


I've never been to therapy. Well, once when I was a freshman at Pitt and depressed, I went to see a counselor. The counselor gave me the suicide test and apparently I wasn't suicidal because after I told her an abbreviated version of my life story and she graded the test, she said, "well what do you want from me?" I didn't know the answer.

Since then, in the past 10 years, I have had probably pretty regular bouts with depression. Despite this, I've never been on medication and still have a somewhat successful existence. The problem is since then and since that fall day at Pitt, I still haven't finished school. I somehow keep sabotaging myself and even as I type this I am skipping yet another class. I ask myself, "Why do I keep doing this?" I don't know the answer.

I'm thinking about actually trying to talk to someone. There are a lot of issues that loom in my future that I know are going to be hard. I know I'm going to have to try hard to get through everything and... I won't know the answer.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Soul's Last Chapter

Disclaimer: Philosophical post follows. Don't mind my innocent babblings.

Do you ever wonder where you might have ended up if you'd chosen a different path?

I am a firm believer that fate works much like the way one of those old "choose your own path" novels works. "Turn to page 25 if you want Joey the Discoverer to turn left at the cave." I recently went to my first "real" country concert, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, and Kenny Chesney. Then the very next weekend I went to my mom's new hobby of camping at a campground in Dillsboro, IN. This coupled with the fact of all the people from the past who are getting into the whole social networking thing of Facebook, Myspace and Twitter just makes me look up at the sky and wonder..."How in the world did I get to Columbus, OH?" I often feel like a completely same but different person that I used to be. I guess that is the way it's supposed to work though. What if I would have stayed at Pitt, would I still have met my husband? What would I be like if I had been less shy all of those times that I wanted to say something but didn't? I wonder if we ever get to see what would've happened if we'd have made a left instead of a right that one time.

I hope there is. The soul's last chapter.

I read somewhere once that one philosophy of religion that includes reincarnation is that you start out as a baby soul with no experiences and no lessons learned. As you live each life you learn certain lessons and eventually, perhaps when you are an "old soul," you have learned all the lessons there are to learn. You've been the theif and been stolen from, it's then that you're life has less challenges and the closer you are to that last chapter. In my life so far, I haven't had that many challenges to face. I wonder how many lifetimes I might have left according to this idea.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Model for Hire.

I'm sure I've mentioned before that I am not skinny. Not even average, I am overweight. For the most part, I am ok with this, as I've been overweight for the majority of my life. I'm comfortable with who I am, I'd like to lose weight to be healthier and I'd like to wear more stylish clothing, but all and all, I'm pretty good right here. However, since the wedding I've gained about 15 lbs. This is not a I want to lose weight post, but a rant of other sorts. Due to gaining the 15 lbs, I've begun to shop at Lane Bryant. I call it the fat people store, but anyways, back on track. I don't mind shopping there, because I still wear one of the smaller sizes and most of the clothes are too big for me anyways, and they do have some nice items. BUT. For the love of God, and everything holy I wish they would stop using skinny people as their models.

I received a catalog from them today and every. last. person. is SKINNY. How in the world am I supposed to see what the fat people clothes look like on a person, if that person isn't FAT?!

Look here if you want to see an example. As an overweight person, I seriously resent the fact that they can't even put appropriately sized models in their catalog. I just might stop shopping there. Argh!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Life Changing Events

Well...I'm not pregnant. Bet I had you fooled! And, since I've recently gotten married it's not that, so what pray tell am I talking about you ask? I've decided to reevaluate my schooling situation. As many (if you can qualify my readers as many) of you know, not only do I work at Ohio State, I am working towards my bachelor's degree there. I have an associates of applied science in Clinical Laboratory Technology, and so I was working towards my bs in bs, uh I mean microbiology. I like to think that I am a strong, smart person, but trying to work and be a wife, and take care of a house, and take these hard ass math and science classes is just well...turning me into a miserable 80 year old shrew. I don't cook, I don't clean (well like I would LIKE to clean), I don't do anything but work, do homework, and bitch about doing work and homework. I think I've just reached my breaking point. I've decided to drop down to one class per quarter instead of two for a few terms, and change my major. I am probably going to either change it to history or business, neither of which have anything to do with my profession. But! I can still take classes, and as long as I end up getting a 4 year degree I will be satisfied with myself. And, amazingly, that's all that matters to me.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Whole Month?

Wow, there goes my goal of trying to blog more often right out the window along with my professional reputation. I don't mean to be vague, but it really angers me when someone insults my profession. I am a medical lab tech, and yes there are a whole lot of people smarter than me, who know alot more about a lot of things, but sometimes, I actually know what the hell I'm talking about. I'll just leave my little rant at that, because I'm annoyed and I'm sure that I'll go on and on and it will be boring.

Nothing exciting is happening around here, hence my lack of subjects to blog about, but we did have a cancellation yesterday! OSU hardly ever closes and so it was a real treat to not have work or classes. I spent the day oh so wisely, doing absolutely nothing. For those of you keeping track, midterms are next week and so my free day off was definitely not spent in the manner it should have been. I did catch up on some sleep though, so that was a nice change. The next storm is supposed to hit Monday and Tuesday of next week, oh great just in time for the tests! I'll let you know how that goes...

Oh and this weekend, a little pick up game of football is happening, the SUPERBOWL! I really wanted to come home to Pittsburgh to watch the big game, but again, stupid midterms are putting a cramp in my style, so I'll have to watch from the C-bus, but don't think I won't be cheering with every bit of intensity as the yinzers on their home turf! Go STEELERS!