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Friday, April 8th, 2005
5:53 pm
Saturday, August 7th, 2004
4:29 pm
Declaw the cats?
I have always been against and quite blunt about the point that cats, indoor or out should never be declawed.
Merely because when a cat is de-clawed they have to remove part of the digit (or toe) that the claw is attached to because housecats have retractable claws. This, in effect would be like removing the foremost part of your toes making it difficult to walk (or in the very least something to get used to) and causing long term stress on other joints.

Meanwhile, I have 3 cats. I don't care how much they tear up the furniture, I can always buy another couch.
My 3 cats have never completely gotten along, and now in my cramped tincy 400sq foot apartment they are injuring each other.

Do I let them tear each other up, or declaw them?
Thursday, July 29th, 2004
4:26 am
i just want you to know
that overachieving and striving to outdo everyone else at work only gets you robbed of everything you called "free-time"

i'm living "office space"
and yes.
yes, it is that obscene

Current Mood: dirty
Tuesday, May 11th, 2004
11:56 pm
11:52 pm
its' hot.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
6:57 am
level 9 through 12 party in DnD 3.5 (six pc's) and GM throws eight dire wraiths at us and they each had 24 HD. not to mention the 50% miss chance on incorporeal beasties. even with all my magic items it equated to an overall 12.5% chance to even do damage! we were so annihilated. but it was the most hilarious encounter in his game so far.

and its 7am. NEED SLEEP

Current Mood: crazy
Monday, March 22nd, 2004
3:34 am
didn't mean to worry you
actually things have been super great. i got a raise ( and wasn't supposed to) and have been told "Shelly, you are headed in the right direction to have ANY position that you want in this corporation. If you keep doing what you have been, you'll be where you want before you know it."

my nose is so brown.
and i'm loving it.
give in to the evil corporation and their soul devouring ways of money.
mmmmm souls.

plus i get praise for being underhanded.
i'm so loved.

shame on me for being evil.
but.. it makes me so happy!

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, March 21st, 2004
7:11 pm
AMD 3400 (2.1 ghz)
nyvdia g force 5600
160 GB HD 7200 rpm
3 speaker syster w subwoofer
and a humungous 19" monitor
Wednesday, February 4th, 2004
2:46 am
Tuesday, January 20th, 2004
1:30 am
shitty shitty shitty poof
there ARE nice people in this city.
on the way home from work today i saw a wrecker driving by and i thought, "boy it would really suck if as soon as he turned the other way we would have need of a wrecker."
and sure enough, he turned the other way and was just out of sight when my car said, "i'm not driving anymore, fuck you." the belt squealed. the belt squealed louder.. and... the car stalled. wouldn't start.
pulled it over to the side, called a wrecker. three nice drunk people helped us push the car around the corner so we weren't blocking the intersection, and when the wrecker did arrive he said
"you guys are nice people, we trust you" when we explained we might not have any cash in the checking account until fifth-third finally decided they were going to credit my check we deposited eight days ago.

we may have two dead cars and no money.. but at least people are nice. i didn't think that existed in this city since the only people we've talked to in our neighborhood like to kick you when you're down and give you reason to buy better locks.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, January 15th, 2004
10:50 am
mis-appropriation of vital information in the work force
i know i've mentioned before that the last place i worked blew goat balls more than any other employer possibly could. from taking the safety off a machine and making you change parts by sticking your hands in a moving machine, to treating their employees with civil and moral disrespect. and we took it. because there were literally no other jobs in the area to be had.

shortly before we moved down here, six weeks, to be exact.. i gave my employer notification that i would be leaving to attend school out of state. i was told, by my employer mind you, that since i was leaving anyway, they were going to lay me off and bring in someone who was going to stay long term. he then went on to say that i could continue to draw unemployment when i was going through school.

i left. i drew unemployment. i drew unemployment for 2 weeks after i had moved out of state, and discontinued when i found employment at the bank. i then get this nasty little letter from unemployment stating that i had defrauded, with intent to defraud the state of michigan because i drew unemployment after i had purposely quit my job. i explained the matter, and how i was instructed to draw, by my employer, after being laid off due to lack of work.

the state if michigan said that i had in fact, defrauded them without intent. i now owe the state of michigan $660 that i don't have. we're barely scraping by down here as it is, and my shitty previous workplace, ontop of causing me daily humiliation while i worked there for three years, has now earned me undue hardship. said employer has also laid off the majority of my friends and opened up plants in mexico, china .. and some other place where they only have to pay the employees 17 cents an hour.

Current Mood: abused
Monday, January 12th, 2004
1:27 am
1:07 am
Friday, January 9th, 2004
2:17 pm
i feel stupid
okay. one of the problems for not having the manual for camelot IS when you do something silly like alt+tab out of the game and don't realize tab is the toggle switch for your menus you spend three hours installing and un-installing the game to make it work, almost email tech support and then get LAUGHED at by one of your friends.

...i spent three hours trying to find the TAB key.

if anyone wants to join me, i'm in bors/albion. "hampsterwheel."

Current Mood: ditzy
Thursday, January 8th, 2004
4:07 pm
i stole it from him
i bought jeff camelot for christmas
.....and i stole it from him!
oh well.
and apparently the albion server looses.
every time.
at least it's a challenge?
Saturday, January 3rd, 2004
10:45 pm
a friend of mine had us watch "Roger and Me" which was a documentary by Michael Moor about the GM factory moving to Mexico, and devastating the town of Flint MI. I'm sure most of you were already aware of the tragedy, but it's devastating effects only reminded me of my little hometown as we visited over christmas.

it wasn't just one factory that's closed. it's all of them. Mason county has the highest rate of unemployment in the state, and according to records, it's supposedly getting better. sadly this is very untrue

the unemployment rate is calculated by the number of people per capita actually drawing unemployment. unemployment is only a temporary government aid, and once your ability to draw has run out, you are no longer counted as part of the percentage of unemployed. i, along with thousands of other laid off workers waited in horror not knowing how long i would be able to survive outside the care of an external organization.

i was trying not to think about it on our visit home for christmas, but i felt really awful looking at the houses of people i knew in disrepair, and trying to get in touch with friends only to find that their phones had been disconnected.

in the last three years every factory in the area i could think of (and you can do this in a small town) had either closed, or laid off a significant portion of their staff. i was told there was a waiting list to get into mcdonalds a mile long, for goodness sake.

it' just makes me sick to think about the direction the town is headed in because with out a large populace, new jobs won't go into the area. the situation will eventually be forgotten by state politicians, as over time the unemployment rate will drop, as individual claims run out.

i'm thinking about writing to michigan's congressmen and proposing that they add an unemployment question in this years census to simply get an idea of the magnitude of the situation. then again, even if this happened, what good would it do?
10:02 pm
It's ME!
sorry bout the quality, it's a scan of a scan.

discover what candy you are @ quiz me

Current Mood: giddy
12:45 am
kintuckkey(this is how "they" pronounce it) mud.
it's bad enough that my apartment is built on a peat bog, so whenever you step on the ground it hisses at you,

but we've got a few friends, "across the river" with a man-eating driveway. no wonder mud wrestling is so popular down here. it's kinda hard to avoid it. spent the rest of the evening barefoot wearing my favorite drapsy-shirt-thing and steve's mom's bright blue sweat-pants.

Current Mood: embarrassed
Thursday, January 1st, 2004
11:24 pm
this is a color?
you are bisque

Your dominant hues are red and yellow... most of what you do is motivated by your need to change things and have a good time, but you've been known to settle down and think out a situation, too. You tend to surprise people just when they're starting to feel like they've got you down.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz
8:16 pm
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