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Mon, Mar. 27th, 2006 05:14 pm

my new blog is at http://linzylee.typepad.com

i'll still be checking LJ to read my friends stuff, but it was time for me to get some new features!


Thu, Mar. 16th, 2006 04:38 pm

I am alive!

And exhausted. I don't understand it. I know that I haven't been the greatest exerciser in the past year, but damn. It's 4:30 and I'm ready to crash. I'm supposed to take Focus in tonight for her 90,000 mile check up (she's at 90,300!), and then over to Brent's to hang around for a bit since he and Mandy are on break. But I don't have the energy. Sitting in a chair for 8 hours kicks your ass because you're doing absolutely nothing. And our department has been slow today because we don't have the Digitals back for one of the books, so almost everyone is waiting to look at them. Good times. So I'm doing "pseudo work" and would rather be going home right now then desperately trying to find things to do.

So not much really going on. If I haven't said it already (and I probably have) I'm not liking post college very much. And there is the prospect of a few of my favorite people leaving O-Town in pursuit of the rest of their lives. Which is what I'm doing also. Except I'm not leaving.

I wish some secret little elf would break into my apartment and paint it.

So I guess I'm thankful for:

The weather outside today, because it's quite summery.

That I'm a part of Fuf's wedding. And I have a few tricks up my sleeve...haha :)

My boss and the people I work with are cool.

I talked to Thomas the other night online and it was good to catch up.

McDonald's Mighty Kid's meal comes with apples and caramel. That's just awesome.

Current Mood: bored bored


Thu, Mar. 9th, 2006 08:58 pm

So another birthday spent with a fever and some great friends, a few of which were with me on my 21st birthday, which also included the said fever. Over all, my day was relaxing and lazy because I left work early, got some chicken noodle soup with Pete, and laid in bed til it was time for dinner, which was really fun and included really good food.

Things I am thankful for:

1. A boyfriend who can buy clothes that I actually like, and lay next to me in bed even if I'm blowing my nose and fevering and not care.

2. A great group of friends, some of which I've known since frosh year, some longer, and some who live in other cities.

3. A car that turned 90,000 but is still running.

4. Books.

5. My potato who has kept me company all day today.

Current Mood: sick sick


Tue, Mar. 7th, 2006 11:39 am

Things I am thankful for:

1. I'm thankful that my cold thing that I'm getting is not fulfledged yet, because I literally can't afford to miss work for being sick. Even though I'm soooo wishing I had benefits right now.

2. I've lived almost 23 years.

3. I have enough money in my bank account to last me til my next paycheck, even if it won't come through until March 10th. Then I'll use it to pay lots of bills.

4. People I care about will be spending my birthday with me :)

5. I have nothing to do tonight, so after I ship off some more packages, off to bed I go!

Current Mood: lethargic lethargic


Thu, Mar. 2nd, 2006 03:27 pm

I am thankful that I have kept a few friends from my freshman year of college, because I feel like we've grown up together. Although now we are making life decisions and all moving around who knows where, but it will be ok.

I am thankful that I figured out how to make my office seat lower. You have to spin it around. Craig and LC made fun of me but I don't care, because now I can get closer to my desk.

I am thankful for my poor little Focus. I'm not sure how much longer she has in her. When I looked at her mileage last night it was 89,910. I can't believe we've been so many places! And I told my dad that if he got me a car, I didn't care how old it was as long as it could get me home and back while I was in college. Focus kept me safe for four years, and now I really don't want to chance taking her to Miami anymore. But it's cool that my parents were able to give that to me.

I'm thankful for my parents, and that they were able to afford to get me through college.

I'm thankful for my high school friends. I don't think they realize how much their friendships mean to me, and being with them lets me look back on who I was as a teenager and who I'm becoming now.


Now that thats done for the day, this is my second day in a row coming to work late because I stayed out til 11:30 for Chris' and Mandy's birthdays. Damn. I'm a little old person.

AND last night when we were at Bahama Breeze, the food runner came up with our drinks, gave Mandy and Brent each a Coke, and then handed me a plastic cup with a lid on it full of Sprite. I looked at him and said, "You're giving me a kiddie cup???" He was like "I wondered why you got this one! I'm at the wrong table!"

Come on now, people, I don't look THAT young!! :)

Current Mood: tired tired


Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006 03:18 pm
Stand up straight
Do your trick
Turn on the stars
Jupiter shines so bright
When you're around they tell us slow down,
We're too young you need to grow
The speed's the key
And they don't know who we are

And who's to say that we're not good enough?
And who's to say that this is not our love?

Mother don't tell me friends are the ones that I lose
'Cause they'd bleed before you
And sometimes family are the ones you'd choose
It's too late now
I hold on to this life I found

And who's to say we won't burn it out?
And who's to say we won't sink in doubt?
Who's to say that we won't fade to gray?
Who are they anyway? Anyway they don't know

And you say we're too young, but maybe you're too old to remember
And I try to pretend but I just feel it when we're together
And if you don't believe me, you never really knew us
You never really knew

You and I, packin' up my room, we feel alright
But we're not welcome, soon
We'll be drivin', 'cause they don't know who we are
Who's to say we won't stay together?
Who's to say we aren't getting stronger?
Who's to say I can't live without you?
Who are they anyway? Anyway they don't know

And you say we're too young, but maybe you're too old to remember
And I try to pretend, but I just feel it when we're together
Who is to say?
And who is to say?
And who are they anyway?

Stand up boy, I shine so bright when you're around


Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006 12:27 pm

So today, in the office, I was asked by yet another coworker about why Pete and I haven't gotten married. Why he is buying a place, and I have my own place. Why we seem to be moving in different directions.

It's possible to grow apart in order to grow together. Pete and I both have personal goals we would like to accomplish before getting married. And not apart as in not being close, but as in not becoming the same person. I need to figure out who I am after college, and so does he. We're 22. We have time. And I'm not worried.

I just don't understand. Who are you people that think that you know me. You don't know that Pete calls me from work just to tell me he loves me and then has to go. You don't know that he's been there for me through one of the roughest year of my life, and that he isn't afraid if I break down and isn't going to leave me. You don't know anything.

In other news, I'm supposed to start writing five things I'm grateful for for the next week. And so I'll do it on here. Because why not. I guess in the beginning it will be basic stuff, and then I'll have to start getting creative. So here goes.

1. I'm thankful I was able to find a place to live that I can afford.
2. I'm thankful for the people who love me, because they've shown themselves clearly over the last few months.
3. I'm thankful for my job, because I can support myself (and Tater!)
4. I'm thankful for the Potato, because she offers me a lot of comfort and love and companionship.
5. I'm thankful for Pete, because he's my best friend, I know that he loves me, and he supports me in everything I do, no questions asked.


Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 08:36 am

I had the weirdest dream last night.  Pete broke up with me, and I was all upset. I was trying to get home from UCF, and going around Research Park, and the Army and the Navy were having a football game and they had everything blocked off. I was almost to
Alafaya when an Army officer stopped me and said I couldn't cross, but he was letting everyone else cross. Then I saw my cousins Kale and Reed, and they were riding around on a four wheeler in the same field as the football game. I started  yelling at the officer, telling him that I was all upset because my boyfriend had broken up with me, and he said he didn't care and that I had to turn around. Finally I was at home, and my mom offered to get me chicken from Perkins to make me feel better. Chicken from Perkins? I don't even like chicken from Perkins. In the end it was my mom who had broken up with me, not Pete. Weirdddd. I woke up before she came back with my chicken.

Current Mood: amused amused


Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006 03:46 pm

Ooh ooh a rant!

I hate it when I'm in the bathroom at work with one of my supervisors, and they try and talk to me the whole time. While I'm in the stall. I don't want to talk to you in the bathroom. I also hate it when people MEET in there to talk business, I guess because there are no other private places in this whole building? Talk about private stuff at your cube, not in the freaking bathroom. You never know who's in there listening!

I shouldn't even dignify this with a reference in my LJ, but I'm going to anyway, because part of me thinks that its funny, while the other half of me is irritated its even being discussed by other people.

I just found out that Brent Travis and I are having an affair. Yes, you read that correctly. The two important statements here are "I just found out" and "having an affair." First of all, this whole "affair" thing is all new to me. Second of all, wouldn't you have to be married to have an affair? Wouldn't it be more like "I'm cheating on Pete with Brent Travis?" Oh, but wait. I'm not. But if you're going to start making accusations you better word them correctly. I was a Lit major and I find  incorrect word usage to be offensive. Just so you know.

In regards to my "affair," there is no affair. Just some stupid rumor that some person who doesn't even know me is making up. I met Brent during my frosh year. We grew up together, in college, I worked with him all through college, watched the Tennis Club grow into what it is today, helped start the Sports Club Council. We traveled with the rest of the club, and yes, I love him like he's part of my family, not in the same way that I love Peter. I have no brothers, and if I had to pick two guys in my life to be my brothers it would be Jon Britton and Brent Travis. Mandy is one of my best friends, and why would I do that to her? Why would I hurt Peter in that way? Please. Using my "relationship" with Brent to get to go to Miami? Pathetic.

Welcome to the real world, kids. It's not high school. You might still be in college but that does not give you the right to start shit with someone you hardly know. Say it to my face. We're old enough for that. It's not like you're looking out for one of the parties "involved" in this so-called affair of mine. It's not like you're my friend. Because if you were, you wouldn't be talking about me, like that, to begin with.

And another thing. If you think that Brent is stealing money for the Tennis Club, thats the biggest load of shit I've heard aside from this. He has done nothing but work his ass off for that club, all you people do is complain, and $35 is not a lot to pay for two nights in a hotel, plus dinner in between. If you belonged in club from the beginning you would know that it cost between $50 and $60 for each trip.

So stop trying to cause shit for no reason, to people who have done nothing but be nice to you and worked their asses off so you can go to things like Miami and Nationals and NASDAQ.

And stop talking shit about me. I'm not in Tennis Club anymore, and I'm not coming back. I don't need to be involved in your stupid drama, and there's no reason for me to take crap like that from people who aren't my friends.

Current Mood: grumpy grumpy


Thu, Feb. 16th, 2006 09:15 am

Who knew they would have a crime lab?