Rantings of an Insane Girl

{Tuesday, 1 January 2013}   Welcome to the New World!

Ok, effort number 6,656,640 to actually use this sucker. Downloaded Chronicle today (a daily journal app). Apparently I can export to an HTML file. Not exactly sure if it will let me upload to WP, but we can try it. Gonna attempt to kick that Gratitude Challenge in the ass again. And maybe the music challenge, too.

In any case (*shameless plug*), come follow my tumblr as I am exponentially more active over there. tumblr[dot]com/dirtycharmed

{Monday, 13 February 2012}   Yup…still blog absent…

Oi, I swear I started the blog with the intention of using it. Maybe with all the new life stuff going on I’ll finally get rolling on it. Maybe I’ll just set an alarm on my phone to blog once a day and hope it annoys me into the habit of using it. For now, I will try to keep up on the blog with what I’m already doing on Facebook, the 30 Day Music Challenge…which I’m already a day behind on because I was on the train yesterday and didn’t post a song before I left. I’m going to backdate all the posts, so it might look a little funky, but at least the times will be right.

So…life stuff…boyfriend left for Afghanistan on Thursday. Moving to North Carolina in May. Trying to not kill myself over medical issues and money issues and…well just issues. Gonna try to start back up with the Gratitude Challenge again. Maybe it will remind me of all the reasons I just need to chill the eff out.

On to the music & gratitude…

{Tuesday, 21 December 2010}   Sharing of Favorites

Well, that whole blog more thing didn’t work out so well. But this is the season of sharing, so I’d like to share links to some of my favorite blogs to read. Hope you all enjoy!

Our Best Bites – Check out the Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars

Hyperbole and a Half – Random hilarity that will make you split your sides. Make sure you read Dog and The God of Cake.

I’ll add a page somewhere to make sure the links to my incredible finds are somewhere permanently.

{Wednesday, 4 August 2010}   Finding Purpose

Well, the resolution to blog more didn’t work very well, but with no real purpose other than keeping a public diary, there’s no consistant desire to keep a blog. So my new goal for this blog is to find an actual purpose for it, other than just being randomness in cyberspace. And to actually complete the Gratitude Challenge, now that I have time for it. Here goes nothing.


{Sunday, 27 December 2009}   Bah! I have to blog more!

Ok, so I started blogging to actually do something with my time and then I got so busy I can never seem to actually blog. What’s that about? So one of my New Year Resolutions is going to be to blog more. At least more that this once every couple months crap I’ve been doing. Hopefully this quarters 25 credits won’t completely kill my blogging ability. So now that I’m having the worst time actually blogging stuff EVER, I’ve been thinking about starting a milBlog about going through the whole enlistment process. Hmmm…maybe I’ll save that until after Japan.

Anyway, so here’s what’s up for my new year. Taking 25 credits (yes, a double full-time load) this quarter to finish my actual Associates of Arts degree requirements, which means…yes it’s true…I’m finally graduating! I will officially be a college graduate as of March 24th. Provided I pass all of my classes, of course. Currently waiting for a guy to call me back to come check out the house to possibly be a roommate. Hopefully I’ll start getting more calls, because as of Feb, I have to start coming up with rent money on top of bills and that’s going to squeeze my budget HARD. While I’m finishing up all of my EWU paperwork (all but guaranteed acceptance to the college) I’m also looking into their study abroad programs so I can try to get to Japan for at least a few weeks this summer. Hopefully I can actually get there. I’ve been hearing of great short stay programs, but I don’t have the 2-3 thousand dollars to pay for them. So maybe I can get financial aid to actually go over the summer term. Fingers crossed. Other than that it’s the same school, homework, music and what friends I can make time for. Hopefully I can make a little more time for fun in the near future!

Ok, signing off for now, y’all!

Outed blogger who trashed model is angry at Google – Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com

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Seriously?  SERIOUSLY?!  You make a sensitive comment about someone’s personal hygiene and sexual deeds/orientation and then get all butt-hurt when they file a lawsuit you’re pissed off because the server that you used to post this ON THE INTERNET complies with a court order, probably in accordance with their Terms of Service, and released your name because THEY HAD TO?!  WHAT THE HELL?!

Obviously you did not make it clear enough that those statements were your opinion and if you’re stupid enough to do that, on the internet, even anonymously, you should be sued.  And caned.  Or flogged.  Probably both.

{Saturday, 22 August 2009}   Could it be? Something important?

Ugh…Jeremy is on a 4 day weekend out in Coulee and I am BORED.  So I’m going to write about something like…existential or cool for once.  Instead of random ramblings.  Yes, yes, the blog is ABOUT my random ramblings, but I’m going to randomly ramble about something else for once.  Something…like…kinda cool.

Like what the hell is with the new Jack in the Box commercial?  Dwarfs with helium voices?  So ridiculously juvenile.  And frickin’ retarded.  I wish people would stop coming up with stupid ideas for the boob tube addicts and their melted brains and actually came up with something intelligent.  Jeez.

{Wednesday, 29 July 2009}   A Soldier Reports to his God

The soldier stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”

The soldier squared his shoulders and
said,”No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough

But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,

“Step forward now you soldier
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

Credit to Tim and Genna Moriarty

{Monday, 23 March 2009}   Building a Website…Again

So Jeremy and I went to B&N the other day, because ‘Bina girl got a gift card for her B-Day, and I picked up WordPress for Dummies and a DIY Web Sites for Dummies.  So I’m going to pick up another book by the same author as the DIY, Building Family Websites for Dummies, and I’m going to build us a website.  Hopefully this one won’t suck as badly as my last one did.  But at least I have Jeremy’s Java knowledge to keep it from sucking totally, and Brandi’s brain to pick.  Anyway, just randomness that I thought anyone who actually reads my blog might be interested in.

{Tuesday, 4 November 2008}   The Elections

McCain has just conceeded.  Barack Obama is the next president of the United States of America.

When Katie Couric announced the CBS projections at just past 8:00pm, I cried.  I didn’t vote for Obama.  I didn’t vote for McCain either.  And yes, I did vote.  I didn’t cry because I was happy that Obama won.  I didn’t cry because I was sad that McCain lost.  I watched history.  It didn’t matter if Obama won, or if McCain won.  This presidential election was creating history with either a black president or a female vice-president and THAT was the important thing.

Voting a bi-racial man, an african-american bi-racial man into office is history.  This is our Vietnam.  This is our Tiananmen Square.  This is desegretation.  This is JFK’s Assasination.

In this moment, we have changed the face of history forever.  We have not only cracked the glass ceiling by voting in a non-traditional candidate, we have shattered it by voting in a colored man as the Commander in Chief.  Whether it will go well, and we have opened the door for many more non-traditional candidates for president and vice president, or it will go horribly wrong and we have sealed shut the door to non-traditional candidates for the near future, we have still created a historical moment for our generation.

This moment will go in textbooks worldwide, and will be recognized as a defining moment in our country.  How it will define us it yet to be determined, but it is a defining moment none-the-less.  The only regret this country should have is that the great leaders of previous generation are not here to see this great and changing moment that we have achieved.

et cetera