Mar. 22nd, 2017 10:03 pm
susan: It's me! (me)
It's been a million years since I've blogged.

I just stared at the cursor for a whole minute. I think I've forgotten how to do this. Maybe I'll try again soon.
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Sadder than I thought I'd be. Leaving a job after five years. I know it's the right thing, which makes the sadness a surprise. Tomorrow is my last day... Getting sad about not knowing when S's kid will take her first steps, when M picks a wedding date, when U's grandson gets to go home from the hospital. When K's wife gets a promotion, when TL's crazy plans make everyone pissed, when M's new review process makes everyone crazy...I will be sorry not to see some of these crazy kids every day. Here's hoping we'll stayin touch. But even if not, I'll always cherish our memories ❤️
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HALP I can't stop buying LuLaRoe leggings
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Hello dear neglected journal. Perhaps I will resurrect ye.

I AM alive

Oct. 19th, 2009 09:58 pm
susan: (Default) I haven't updated my journal in forever. I suck. Here's some random thoughts.

Been pretty busy at work. I started a new job about 4 months ago. I now work in in the marketing dept. for the same company- A major corporate service company in DE. I was magically made a project manager (from the bippity-boppity-boo school of project management as Mom would say...)I have been mostly handling outsourced telesales projects for our domains and trademarks services across the world. I've recently managed campaigns in Germany, France, the UK, the US and am looking to find some Pan-European agencies and expand in the US. I may even get to go visit some prospective European vendors soon! It can be kind of cool sometimes, but mostly I just dream of winning the lottery and moving overseas...

John and I have been utilizing the Beach House quite often. It's great; it's like having a vacation house of our own. It was especially nice last weekend to watch the Yankee games in HD! Speaking of that:


Tonight wasn't the best, but I am excited for more October baseball! Although things may get a little rough at work surrounded by all those Phillies Phans. A Yankees/Phils WS might be more than I can take!

John and I have been house hunting. I'm not sure if it's in vain. There are so many issues that come along with purchasing a house, and I'm not sure if we're ready. I don't even know where to start! But renting is eating up our money so much and not generating us any equity...I'm stressing.

Facebook, and specifically Mafia Wars, is like crack. I need untraceble cell phones like a mofo. If you're wise, help me out!

Can't believe Christmas is sneaking up on us again. Expect scaled down presents from me this year. I'm pretty sure none of us are getting a bonus to speak of this year...

I love Netflix. I know I've shared this sentiment before, but I want to sing it from the rooftops. I LOVE NETFLIX! I have been catching up on Mad Men. It makes me want to smoke ciggies so bad. I swear, if I make it through the series without smoking cigarettes, I will be ahead of the game. We are always watching movies and obscure tv shows. Best money I spend every month! So many good movies!

Boo, Giants, for blowing your to-now undefeated season. I say nay.

I am cancelling HBO once Curb Your Enthusiasm is over. Larry David, you are worth the extra dough for now. Don't screw it up.

..and so ends anther installment of the sporadic journal poster. Until we meet again...


Apr. 21st, 2009 08:08 pm
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Ok, who's on dreamwidth?

I am "susan" over there :)
susan: (baaaaah)
1. I love sleeping.
2. I am addicted to lip balm.
3. I love to swim, and I wish I could do it more often. I am seriously pondering spending the $$$ to join the Y.
4. My boyfriend is my best friend. We've been together for over 8 years and we are awesome.
5. I have a constant inner struggle with whether I want long hair or not.  When I have long hair, I find it annoying, but when I get it cut I miss it greatly.
6. I miss bagels. These things in Delaware are not bagels.
7. I fantasize about taylor egg and cheese on hard rolls. Besides my family, this is the number 1 thing I miss about NJ. Mmm, Bryan's breakfast.
8. I rule at Uno.
9. I watch a lot of movies, but unless I watch a movie several times I have trouble remembering what it is about.
10. This is the first year that I can recall ever missing the Superbowl.
11. I have been to another country 4 times- England, Canada, and the Netherlands twice.
12. I am trying to learn Dutch, and it is hard. When I try to think of a word in Dutch, I think of it in Spanish and my brain is all confused.
13. I love to read. If I am not careful, books will take over my entire apartment.
14. When I make a to-do list, and then do something that was not on the list, I write it on the list just so I can cross it off.
15. I love Mexican food. It's easy to cook, it makes good leftovers, and it is delicious.
16. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people use an acronym, and then also say one of the words the letters stand for. Example: ATM Machine. The M is for machine, people!
17. The older I get, the messier I am.
18. I love polaroid pictures, and I think it is worth the ridiculous cost of the film.
19. I hate driving.
20. I wish I was funnier, and that I could tell a joke properly.
21. I love going to live sporting events and I wish it wasn't so expensive.
22. I don't really like my cat. I love him, but I don't like him. He is an evil maniac. He's cute but he's insane. I just want a cat that will curl up in my lap when I watch tv.
23. I make better friends with men than with women. I have my whole life- even in preschool, my best friend was a boy.
24. I'd rather be cold than hot.
25. My life dream is to build my own lazy river. Think about it, you know it's rad.
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I realized yesterday that John and I are going to miss the Superbowl because of our trip to Holland.
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- The Phillies just won the World Series, hell yeah!

- Cherry juice and apple juice taste good mixed together.

- I am about 3 days behind at work.

- I think we are going to have homemade Chinese food soon and I am stoked! Yum, homemade egg rolls and pork or shrimp friend rice and stir fry and sweet and sour chicken! 

- I can't wait to get a haircut over Thanksgiving.

- I am on a John Grisham kick.  John keeps buying me them for $1 a piece at the sidewalk sale at the bookstore he walks by all the time.  I am running out of shelf space due to all these hardcovers.

- as I was getting ready for bed last night I was using Plaxx, and I got a tickle in my throat while i was swishing it around in my mouth. I coughed and spit it everywhere, it was a nightmare.

- last night I had a dream that John and I bought a house. All the main rooms (kitchen, living roon, bedroom, etc) were really, really small. And then the bathroom was huge and luxurious and had a big tub and awesome shower with multiple spray jets and there was a huge closet further in, and then it just expanded and opened up into this huge secret passageway. There were sofas and big overstuffed armchairs and console tables with big flower arangements (think hotel lobby). There was a 1-way window into the living room and if you kept following the corridor it ended at the front door. It was one of the most vivid dreams I have had in a while, and I can still see the details of the house in my mind. Maybe I need to stop watching HGTV before I go to bed.

- Obama's tv spot tonight was pretty cool. I can't wait for election day, this is going to be exciting! I want to run for some kind of office!
susan: (baaaaah)

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your LJ and see what your friends come up with.
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The President of my company just added me as a friend on Facebook.

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A few entries back I talked about our dog, and I realized I haven't talked about him since.  He is doing so amazingly well!  John decided to have him stop taking one of his meds because it was around the time he started taking it that Foster got so bad, and he has been doing so much better.  I am in awe.  I am trying not to get too optimistic about it since he is still really old, but he is just so amazing to be around. Whenever I am around him I just want to get down on the floor with him and nuzzle my face in his fur. (He nuzzles back.) I have been so fortunate to know a dog like him and it makes me so glad that he has a slight spring back to his step! I have been taking so many pictures of him lately; I will have to post some soon.
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stolen from [personal profile] solcita

I'm sorry if i kill your f'list.  I tried the rich text editor and it's shitty.

The meme says: "According to The Big Read, a 2003 survey carried out by the BBC, the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books on their list."

The instructions:
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE. at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck-
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel- I ended up pretty confused and disappointed.
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold- She has better books…
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugos 

So what should I read that I haven't?  
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my allergies are killing me lately. I really, really need to get a pair of glasses with my recent prescription, and maybe some prescription sunglasses as well.

In Delaware, apparently you go to different eye doctors and/or have separate appointments for contact lenses and glasses! What?! This blows my mind. Has anybody ever heard of such a thing?
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searching for an apartment is so frustrating! Basically, I want a site that allows me to put in 2 addresses, and search the are between them! John and I need to move and we want a place between both of our jobs. This seems to be an impossible task unless you know exactly what city/zip you want to look for, and even then, when you pick a city, the sites give you a radius of like 20 miles around and dont actually give you apartments near where you asked it to.

On top of that, I have requirements. Must accept cats, have a/c and a washer/dryer in the apartment. I am willing to pay up to $1200 a month but would like to be more near $900.

so frustrating!
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Lj world, I don' think I've told you that my tailbone still hurts .
I don't think it will ever be better.
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- Have procured a Wii.
- Have been so burned out by work and have no desire to type at all when I come home.
- Still reading lj every day, much love all.
- Made an absolute killing at the outlets in Rehoboth last weekend. As in, I bought so much stuff, I think I need more hangers.
- I love Wheel of Fortune slot machines. They are rad.
- Reading American Psycho. It is freaky. Skipping past the really bad parts, and I like it ok.
- Need movie suggestions to add to my Netflix. Need to add some people on Netflix so I can get some recommendations.
- Am failing misrably at keeping Goodreads updated.
- Pissed at my computer for acting its age. Need to buy more memory but am at a total loss on anything technical.
- The fridge at the beach house does not smell anymore! Wondering what in the hell they did to get that smell out? I feel like I need to know, just in case I ever come across that situation again...
- I have been missing my grandparents. Thinking about them lately. Thinking of visting their resting places soon.
- My hair is ridiculously long! Past my bra. Heavy and annoying. Will be sad when I finally cut it.
- I am incredibly annoyed by my doctor and need a new one.
- Dutch lessons are creeping by. Have come to the relaization that it is not possible to learn a language with Rosetta Stone. But, am getting some kick ass vocab. Just not sure how much I need to know how to say "orange juice". Anyone else use it?
susan: (stare)
I don't wanna be a grownup.
susan: (balls)
Oh, lj, what a Friday I had. I can't even post about it. It was so bad. It has proceeded to ruin the rest of my weekend.

Anyway, I feel like right now in my life I absolutely need to buy a Wii. I'd rather buy online, but I'll go to a store too (even though I'm not much for getting up early and/or standing in any lines for new shipments.)

Where for the love of god can I buy a Wii? And what is reasonable to pay for one right now?

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