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back home again in indiana

summer vacation is over and your prodigal narrator has reluctantly returned. cedar point was grand, but i came home and, for a multitude of reasons, i decided to quit my job. my good friend, kradams is wont to have us believe i am just a selfish coward, incapable of maintaining a real job in this adult world--and that may very well be true, depending on your point of view. but it's also accurate that i'm careful and thrifty enough with my finances that i never have to subject myself to a job, manager, coworker or friend of which i'm just plain sick and tired.

i know what i did seems careless and reckless to most, but i also know that what you think doesn't matter to me. the most upsetting thing of last week's events was seeing how quickly kradams turned on me. obviously, i should have been expecting no better, but (just as she though i would change my "irresponsible" job-hopping ways,) i thought she'd learn to be a better friend. maybe she was trying to be a friend when she gave me all those different lectures before she even found out if i was ok, but that's no friend to me. oh well. she's told me how disappointed she is in me as well, since she referred me to that job, but i told her--straight up--before i even applied that this is just what i do and no one who's ever referred me to a job has not regretted it six months later.

in other friend-related news, i recently had a conversation with someone (i'm exercising restraint! can you see it?), in which he explained to me that practically everything he's ever said to me was intended to have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the matter at hand and he endeavored to be anything but serious with me throughout all of our encounters. well, this certainly explains the feelings of frustration and confusion i was left with, whenever he and i attempted to communicate.

the point of the matter is, i still can't take a joke--EVER. moreover, i really can't understand how people can let themselves be taken seriously when they don't aim to be so. sure, it's some fault of mine that i either can't tell people aren't being serious or that i just refuse to believe there's not some shred of true intention in everything one does. still, if i were just messing around with a friend of mine and he didn't get it, i think i'd want to let him in on the joke before he took me seriously and got pissed off.

but that's me and everyone's got a right to do their own thing. i respect that. but i won't be choosing those cats as friends anymore, that's for damn sure.

so, school starts tomorrow. i'm taking physical geology and it's lab, the environmental geology lab, statistics for the sciences and calc III. sounds like another big dorky semester. hooah! my goals for this semester include passing stats and getting my gpa up to 3.3. (i'm at 3.116, currently.) that reminds me of an silly quote: "but, you know, as good as i am at math, i couldn't tell you what grade i'd need in japanese to bring my gpa up to that." yeah, that was me. after some quick calculations just now, i've concluded that i can indeed figure it out, but that it is not actually possible. heh.

stewbot and i (and no one else!) went to the mc chris (clixnwhistles) show on saturday. it was a much tighter show than the one at bubba's bowling alley and i had a blast. things are really coming together this time around. i gave dj john and mc chris one of my postcards. john looked pretty boggled by it. chris will probably never see it. oh well. whatever.

i made a whole new batch of postcards last weekend. i'm getting pretty good at it; i'm one crafty bitch. hehe. anyway, if anyone out there wants one of their very own, just hit me up with your address sometime. i really like sending mail, and i really like making recipient-related themes out of random magazine clippings. thus far, my favorite is still the one (robot or faux bot?) that i made for quarantine, but my second-favorite (discobabes from outerspace) has no recipient yet. i'm really regretting not taking pictures of them all, but it's way too late to start that now.

stewbot and i also saw murderball, yesterday. it was really good, but surprisingly sad in a few places. definitely entertaining for a documentary, though. i give it two thumbs up!

happy endings is playing at the same theater. i'd never heard of it before yesterday, but i'm kinda pumped about seeing it anyway. plus, i got a free promo poster and "do not disturb" door hanger and i really like free stuff.

i saw batman begins with jo3 in madison. i thought it was super-good for a batman movie, though i'm much less infatuated with christian bale than i used to be and i still hate katie holmes and her goofy, crooked grin. i'm curious if bruce and rachel (was that her name?) ever hook up or cross paths again. i've only seen one other batman movie and i don't even remember who played batman, let alone any storyline.

so, i really can't remember what else is new these days. it sure was nice when i used to make notes, mental and otherwise, of stuff i needed to update about. here's a short list:

*i cut my hair some more.
*kiki ran out, but not away. she kicked my neighbors' dog's ass this weekend.
*i'm picking up my scholarship tonight.
*i'm going to a house party this weekend!
*i bought 31 new records. eeee!!!
*jo3's brother, jeff, hooked me up with some classic vinyl
*i almost saw a dude get hit by an rv. i totally saw him dragging his ass across the road.
*i went to the zoo and white river gardens. i'm thoroughly unimpressed by the hedge garden.

that's all for now.

it's good to be back.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
Hmm funny how i don't remember you telling me "straight up" about your noncomplient ways. If you did then i prolly wouldn've reccommended you.

Dumb ass
quarantine
Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know why people give you so much shit for quitting jobs you hate. You can always get another job. It's not the end of the world.

Bruce and Rachel don't hook up again, ever. She was never in the comics. She's a completely superfluous character, thrown in for a LOVE INTEREST and takes away from the character of Batman. Batman didn't have any goddamn childhood friends! It's still a good movie, she's just my major gripe about it. Katie Holmes is not on board for the next one, so that's something.

Anyway, when I get back from Madison, I'll try and post a picture of the postcard you sent me.
shakewell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
You can always get another job
^my thoughts exactly

thanks for the batman info. i'm glad katie is out. fuckin' twat...

and thanks! it really is the best!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
at the rate you're goin you prolly won't be able to get too many other good jobs considering you suck at being reliable
fallennothing
Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
I went to MC CHRIS too! oh that sucks i missed you. Where were you at in there?
shakewell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
i tried to call you to see if you were going, but my phone was being funky.

i was up front on the left (dj john's side). the dude that got up at the end with the homemade fett t-shirt was right in front of me.

where were you?!

(and did you enjoy the show?)
fallennothing
Aug. 24th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
I was like 5 fucking feet behind you. I was over in front of the bar. god dammit, i only wish i knew. I miss you :(
beatfreak
Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
I hate Katie Holmes with a passion.
Also... Sebastian [Kiki now, I guess] = boy......?
shakewell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
i've never bothered to look. i thought i felt nipples once and i never saw balls. that's all i know.
beatfreak
Aug. 24th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
Boys have nipples, too! :)
I think he's neutered.
_alpha_female_
Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
hey
Congratulations on quitting your crappy job! It takes a lot of guts to be able to realize you hate work and actually say "Fuck this," despite the social pressure to do otherwise. Even if people are giving you a hard time about it now, I'm sure you'll feel better once you're not under a lot of work-related stress. Honestly, I don't know how you managed to work as much as you did and do school at the same time as well!

Incidentally, since you mentioned that you're into making postcards ... I have a very bare new office that I'm trying to fill with art from my friends. And I would be absolutely thrilled to start getting mail there. So, if you're so inclined (and I'd be really grateful and excited to have an Amanda Miller original work grace my walls), my new office address is:
Tracy Ksiazak, Counseling Intern
Earlham College
Drawer 197
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374
shakewell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: hey
i'm going to have to make yours extra big just to fit that address on there! ;)

don't be surprised if it takes a minute to get there; i have to be sure it's wall-worthy!
_alpha_female_
Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: hey
Yay! Thanks and I'll be on the lookout for it! :)
huggy23
Aug. 24th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
I think its great you're setting a goal for your gpa. It makes me not feel like such a nerd for doing that too.

It's also great that you're getting some use out of the ol' scratchers.

Japanese II-1 starts getting a bit harder, if you're looking into taking that. It gets into actual conversations using a whole bunch of shit I forget about but I know it was a lot harder than Japanese I-2.
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