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It's been awhile [Jul. 26th, 2010|10:08 am]
Ok, a while is an understatement. It's been YEARS. I don't even know why, its certainly not because I've run out of words. Hopefully, I start updating more often, though it seems no one really uses LJ anymore aside from communities. And hell, I just gave them $15 to get rid of the ugly username I created as a teen, hopefully that alone is motivation to post. :p
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Stolen From Adan.. [Sep. 16th, 2007|09:46 pm]
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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2007|12:57 am]
Ya know, I'm glad the Gilbert office doesn't have cameras.

Not that I'm doing anything elicit or illegal at work (though I could maybe stand to Fark a little less...), but I do really make an ass out of my self when I think no one is looking.

I amuse myself. I have little fake conversations with people I know in my head and I find myself giggling hysterically or very puzzled. I make ridiculous faces for no reason apparent to anyone who isn't in my head. I rock back and forth in my chair to the beat of late ninety's pop music. I find stupid ways to make myself happy. Yay me.

You know, I just watched the entire series of Popular, and I have to say: I'm pissed! I miss that show, man. How dare the WB end the second season with a cliff-hanger and just never come back? It's kinda like they did with Veronica Mars. Whores. Dirty, communist whores. I don't care that now, seven years later, I at least know how they intended to continue (thank you Jebus for the interweb!), sixteen year old Ashley is still very bitter.
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Salute to Veganism! [Jul. 4th, 2007|04:47 am]
Now, let's just put this out here- I have not been, am not now, nor probably ever will be a vegan. Hell, as I type this, I'm munching on some shrimp spring rolls I picked up at the Korean market and have a glass of milk (with Bailey's!) sitting to my left (weird combo- I know). In my twenty-two years of life, I have become very accustomed to my life style. But that doesn't mean that I can't have a massive amount of respect for those that live another way.

Since the Vegas trip, I have inspected every thing I have put into my mouth and wondered- Is this Vegan? I'd have to say that about 98% of it comes back as a 'no'. Aside from the obvious (Errmm.. that Beef N Cheddar? I don't think it's vegan..), there were a lot of things I never even thought about. My reduced sugar Quaker Oat peach oatmeal seemed harmless.. until I found out it contained dairy. French toast is just bread.. oh wait, it's bread with eggs and milk. Most of the foundations of my diet have some kind of cheese or egg in them.

Veganism doesn't apply to food alone, its an entire way of life. It extends to the clothes you wear, the beauty products you use.. everything. Anything derived from or tested on an animal is verboten. Can you imagine how hard it would be to live life day to day? Things you and I don't even think about are the subject of massive scrutiny. Shopping trips are complicated by checking the labels on every item you purchase; restaurant eating requires the investigation of every item and how it's prepared. It's an amazing cause, something I really do believe in. Since I've dressed myself, I've never knowingly worn an animal- leather, suede, fur, etc is not a part of my wardrobe- even in my beloved shoes. Man-made materials all the way. But I'm the first to admit, that's where any vegan-like tendencies stop.

I'm a make-up whore and will buy anything if it's pretty- I have never researched a brand's stance on animal testing. And if you try to get between me and my bruschetta burger I will stab you with the closest sharp(ish) object. It doesn't mean I feel good about it. There are always little pangs of guilt anytime I consume an animal. And I do buy a lot of Morningstar Farms products, but not nearly as much as I should.

So what the hell is the point of this? I think all I did was call myself a hypocrite. Hrm... In actuality, I just wanted to say- give veganism a chance. It may not be the life that you choose to live, but its a noble cause and definitely worth researching more. You might end up finding it's just what you needed.

Im sleepy and drunk. This may have been nonsensical.

Hibbity Bippity Boo.
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I like books. [Jun. 1st, 2007|12:03 am]
I do. Crappy ones at that. Horrible, frothy, miraculous happy-ending ridden chick lit. Having an abundance of free time usually throws me back into literary mode. This causes two problems:

1) I am in Mayer and have run out of books (not that I hadn't read the ones I packed before anyways). Sure, I could go into Mom's closet and grab.. that Princess Diana book? Fuck no. Ooh.. a Tom Clancy novel from Neil's side? I would rather slit my wrists. This causes me to be sad and to purchase books online. So far, I have purchased thirteen in my time here. This makes me more sad, as I realize I "have" all of these books, but can not read them for one to two weeks because I am cheap and wanted free shipping.

2) When I read, I want to write. Everytime I get on one of these kicks, I get those familiar urges to write My Novel. I don't even know what My Novel is- there's no plot, no set of characters, not even a funny anecdote to run off of, just the desire to write. Then I realize I lack all of the aforementioned things, along with the thousand or so hours of free time it would take me to actually construct this beast.

So here I sit, awkwardly running my Barnes & Noble card between my fingers and browsing their website for even more crap to buy. I have a list.
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Happy thoughts! [May. 31st, 2007|04:46 am]
That last post was depressing.

1) Nature is pretty! It really is gorgeous up here. And the club house has a little nature trail with a creek that is just uber-pretty.
2) I love animals. I love the fact that I have seen quail, a bunny, and a big-ass frog all in the backyard.
3) To carry on with the animal trend, how great is it to be with Whitney and George again? Damn, I missed them. Living without Whitney is hard, as she's been my sidekick for almost 15 years now. And George? I haven't seen him all that much since mom and I moved apart, but he still loves me to death and I still wake up with him lying in my bed every night. He's my little booger.
4) I'm cooking. Like, actually cooking. My normal method of food preperation involves opening a box and turning a microwave on. But since I've been here, I've made real meals, from scratch. And no one died.
5) Hey, man- I drove up the mountain without having a full panic attack. Kick ass.

Ok, Im done.
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And concert week begins! [Mar. 26th, 2007|03:02 pm]
I haven't slept in a day, but whatever.. today marks the first of 3 concerts this week. Tonight? Plain White T's (and a bunch of people I've never heard of). Then I have a few days of rest, but the week ends with Gym Class Heroes on Friday, which I am super-psyched about cause I've been wanting to see them live for a while now. Last time they were in town, no one knew who they were and wouldn't go with me, lol. But whatever, I'm making up for it with meet & greet passes. And then Saturday? Stephen Lynch. LOVE. HIM. I've been completely infatuated with him since his Comedy Central Presents... special premiered a few years back. I told myself he was gonna be the first stand-up comedian I'd go see, and lookie here- he is.

So... I probably won't sleep much this week, but for once, I'm ok with that.
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I'm too poor to be doing this.... [Dec. 17th, 2006|02:20 am]
I really need to stop spending money. Today was supposed to be my "off" day. A nice, relaxing day at home- harmless, right? Well, somewhere between the long bath and the screening of The Devil Wears Prada, I managed to spend a shitload of money. I know, it Christmastime, and that can be expected, but.. yeah.. all this money? On myself.

Well, I was watching Justin Timberlake on SNL (oh, btw, "Dick in a Box" made me just about piss myself.) and they aired a commercial for his concert. I was trying to forget about it, since I knew I couldn't afford my usual kickass seats and am far too prissy for anything less than "so-close-you-get-sweat-on", but for some reason (it might have been the revelation that p!nk is the opening act and I effing love her), I decided to look at Ticketmaster's site. I randomly searched for tickets and pulled up... VIP Floor GA? WHAT? What the hell is this? I did quick research and found: "VIP Floor Lounge seats are the closest you can possibly get to Justin. They are in front of general GA. It is a special roped off section with its own private bar service as well." Oh hells yeah, these bitches are mine.

After that, I remembered I still hadn't bought the tickets for Shelly's Christmas show, and those were necessary, so... more money gone. And then.. turns out Torrid's sweaters are 50% off and I have been bitching that it's freaking freezing in my little corner at work so.. yeah. I gave in and bought $100 worth of clothes. I'm just super proud I didn't impulse buy the super-cute shoes that match the hot sweater I bought (I'm a girl. So sue me).

So... I should stop spending money. The sad thing is- I don't think I've bought a single Christmas present yet. And I'm completely devoid of ideas for people, too. *Sigh* I know what I want.. it's just easier to buy stuff for myself...
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Stolen from divakleo (http://divakleo.livejournal.com), whole stole it from someone else [Nov. 26th, 2006|03:00 pm]
Go to popculturemadness.com and select the year you became 18. Snip the top 50 songs from the list and paste it in your journal. Bold the ones you like and strike the ones you dislike, italicize the ones you know but neither like nor dislike and the ones you don’t know will stay common text…

Ladies and Gentlemen.... 2002

Apparently, there were only 40 songs in 2002...Collapse )
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Crap about me that no one will read... [Oct. 6th, 2005|10:14 pm]
10 Years Ago
Um.. I had just moved to Prescott, was starting 6th grade. I didnt know anyone and decided to run for student office. I did not win, however, I met my two best friends Cassidi and Andrea in the process, so I guess it ended well. I was teacher's pet, in the gifted program, and had perfect attendence. God.. I wanna kick my own 11-year-old ass.

5 Years Ago
Well... I was fresh out of my stint in the crazy house. Again, I had just moved, this time into a house full of strangers- also known as "the stepmonsters"- in sunny Chandler, Arizona. Again, I knew no one. I had just quit school, as when I attempted to transfer to Chandler High, they wanted me to repeat a semester and I did not agree with them. So... I sat at "home" and watched soap operas.

1 Year Ago
I was starting to get into things at GoDaddy. I spent my afternoons/evenings working, and my nights/early mornings/weekends loitering/watching movies with Matt &/or other friends. Life was actually pretty good at the time, though I did not realize it. I had the an awesome boss, great friends, and I was still reeling from the freedom that getting the hell out of AMC provides.

I was in Minnesota, with my grandmother, trying my damndest not to let her see me cry. See coming entry for more details.

5 Snacks I Enjoy
Pepperoni Combos (but not the icky pretzel ones)
Sour Cream & Cheddar Lays
Ketchup Chips (any brand'll do)
Twizzlers (Pretty much any kind)
Cheesy Taco Cheez-Its

5 Songs I Know All the Words To
Just Five? Well, poo... umm.. I sing these around the house alot...
Because of You- Kelly Clarkson
Pieces of Me- Ashlee Simpson
Breathe (2 AM)- Anna Nalick
Over- Lindsay Lohan
Spilt Screen Sadness- John Mayer

5 Things I'd Do With 1 Million Dollars
Nice House
Crapload of DVDs
Massive TV
A guess a nice car of some sort
The rest would probably be blown on lipgloss and things with sequins

5 Things I Would Never Wear
Tie-dyed anything
Those God-awful rubber shoe things
Dark lipstick/gloss
Things with olive undertones. They make me look dead.

5 Bad Habits
Excessive spending
Nail biting
Speaking before I think

5 Favorite Quotes
I seriously cannot think of a damn one.. so this can be edited later. OR... It'll stay like this forever.
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