blu_22: (Sky)
2014-08-21 10:40 am

SCOURGIFY! *blows off dust & cobwebs*

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blu_22: (Default)
2011-05-18 12:29 am

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My dog Princess died today. She suddenly collapsed last week after her bath. The vet said it was a seizure. She started having more of them more frequently throughout the week. This past three days alone she had more than half a dozen. She was having a much harder time coming to and her breathing was getting more labored. So we had to put her to sleep this afternoon.

She was 15 years old, so she lived a good long doggy life. I'm really going to miss the little ankle biter. It's 4 years, 4 months and a day since her pal Mimi passed. I'm picturing them getting oodles of belly rubs and bacon on a cloud somewhere together.

This is from a couple of Christmases ago.
blu_22: (Happy Birthday)
2011-04-15 10:11 am

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Happy Birthday [ profile] ctrinity!
blu_22: (Happy Birthday)
2010-12-12 12:36 pm

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Happy Birthday [ profile] corsiva !!!

I hope you have an amazing day dear!!!
blu_22: (Happy Birthday)
2010-04-15 11:52 pm

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Happy Birthday to [ profile] ctrinity! I hope you had a great day. =0)

It's been a while since I posted anything so here's a small update. I've been busy at work the last few weeks. My sister's been helping us out since it's audit season and things have been a bit stressful. Thankfully everything went alright with the auditor yesterday. We've been cooped up for the last week working insane hours so my sis and I decided to blow off a little steam after work.

I decided to call one of our friends from college who we haven't seen in a while to see if he wanted to hang out. I figured nothing would come of it, but it turned out he'd just gotten out of class and was willing to meet up. Feeling lucky, I called our other two friends from our college group and one by one, they too decided to meet as well. This NEVER happens.

We're all so busy all the time that incredible amounts of planning usually needs to happen to get us all in the same place at the same time. My spontaneity actually worked in everyone's favor for once so I picked everyone up and we went out to dinner and drinks. It's the most fun that I've had in a very long time.

This weekend we're planning on spending a day at the spa. I'm looking forward to it so badly that I was actually late to work this morning because I overslept from dreaming that I was getting a massage. Speaking of oversleeping, I should get to bed lest I repeat my tardiness tomorrow. G'nite!
blu_22: (Friends)
2010-03-26 12:17 am

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My best friend Paula informed me a little while ago that I'm finally going to be a godmother! My nephew is going to have a little brother or sister. I'm so happy for them and so excited! I can't wait to go see her and her family.

This weekend I get to hang out with my other best friend Georgia and her family. Her cousin is having a baby shower. Woo!

Best friends and babies. ♥
blu_22: (NOH8)
2010-03-19 12:42 am

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There's been a lot going on lately but I haven't felt up to updating much. February was kinda nuts.

On the 1st my sister and I went to an open photo shoot for the NOH8 Campaign. We finally got our picture today.

The sis and I posing for NOH8. on Twitpic

On the 2nd it was my aunt's 50th birthday. She and her best friend have been in love with the Wizard of Oz for like 40 years so I got tickets to see Wicked to celebrate. I took most of my family and it was their first time seeing it. They loved it of course. I enjoyed it as well but I think I liked it more the first time I saw it with Trin like 3 years ago. On the plus side, it was so long since I'd seen it that I'd totally forgotten how it ended. I was just as surprised at the ending as I was the first time.

Lets see what else happened in February. Oh, my cousin and his family went to the Phillippines for a month. His daughter's gotten SO BIG. She's running around now. She pretty much skipped crawling entirely. They actually just got back this evening, but they'll only be here for another week before their final move to Greece.

Health wise I've been nuts. I got sick again 3 weeks after my last cold in January so I went to an ear, nose, throat specialist. He ran a bunch of test and gave me a longer dose of meds and my cold has finally disappeared! \o/ Also health wise, I finally had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled 2 weeks ago. That was fun. /sarcasm I got to live off of pudding for a week so it wasn't all bad.

What else? It snowed a bunch, then it rained a bunch. This week has been magnificent though. I think we got close to 70 today. I got caught up in Olympic fever. Now I'm caught up with hockey. I really hope the Rangers make the playoffs but it's not looking too good atm. *sigh*

Last night I was supposed to go see a free screening of The Runaways but I hit traffic so I got there too late. *shrugs* I got a free book as a consolation prize. Instead my sister took me to Wildwood BBQ. OMG. SO. GOOD. Their cornbread was out of this world. Then we went to B&N and I came away with 'Going Bovine' by [ profile] libbabray, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', and the tie-in novel to ABC's Castle - 'Heat Wave'. Overall a good score I think.

So, yeah. That's what's been going on with me. How are you all doing?
blu_22: (Lucky)
2010-03-17 10:19 am

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Happy St. Paddy's Day!

I hope everyone's wearing green. *pinches*

blu_22: (Happy Birthday)
2010-03-01 10:30 am

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Happy Birthday Cathy!

I hope your day is a blast. =0) I took a handful of cell phone pics at karaoke the other night. They're crappy but here they are nonetheless.
blu_22: (Billy Joe)
2010-01-31 11:59 pm

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• While watching Bon Jovi on the Grammy's earlier, I came to the horrifying realization that my dad is turning 60 this year. 60. I'm still a bit flabbergasted at this. I know this is irrational but I never contemplated my parents getting old. Hit me like a ton of bricks.

• Green Day is putting American Idiot on Broadway. I'm so excited for this! March cannot come fast enough. Relatedly, I really need to get myself an AMEX so I can buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.

• Speaking of Broadway, Wicked in 2 days! *dances* I cannot wait. 1/2 my family is coming with me. We're treating my aunt for her birthday.

• I managed to talk my sister into making crepes with Nutella and strawberries for dessert this evening. So YUMMY!

• Work in the morning. I really need to get to bed. G'nite!
blu_22: (Pleasantville)
2010-01-30 11:54 pm

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Sadly I did not get to have my spa day today. I did however manage to get my laundry done so that's a huge relief. Especially since I had a mountain of clothes on my floor and we didn't have water 1/2 the day. I got an impromptu shower this morning when I was on the john and it suddenly started raining in my bathroom. My aunt's bathroom is being repaired and it's directly above ours. My dad thought it'd be a genius idea to turn the water back on after the plumber turned it off because he thought only my aunt's apartment needed to be shut off. The poor plumber got drenched.

We still have two of the bathrooms in the house out of commission for repairs. Well the tubs are actually. Nine people and one shower is NOT COOL. Hopefully the one will be ok by morning. The other still needs a new wall and tiles put back on.

Along with my laundry, I decided to undertake another evil task: organizing my greek music library. A while back I copied my friend's entire library of greek music. I had always planned on sorting through it and keeping the songs I liked but I've been putting it off. See, I'm a little bit OCD about my library. Everything needs to be properly tagged and sorted.

The problem is 95% of this stuff is mislabeled and in what I like to call Grenglish. Greek words spelled out in English letters and vice versa. It's hard enough for me trying to remember how to read in Greek and my spelling is even worse, so it's hard to track down the artists and the song titles and to do so in the proper spelling at that. Nevertheless, I've started this. I'm not even half way through the A's but I think I'll be done in a month or two. We'll see how it goes.

Tomorrow I've got to sort out my paperwork and finish cleaning the house. Joy. G'nite everyone!
blu_22: (George)
2010-01-28 11:34 pm

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So my cousin and his wife are in the process of moving to Greece permanently. They had to give up their apartment, but they're not leaving until the middle of February so they'll be our house guests for the next couple of weeks. They've packed up all their stuff for shipping so their little one is staying with us for the night. She's 10 months old. It's going to be fun having her here to wake up to in the morning. My mom and sister have been babysitting her for several months. It's going to be really hard saying goodbye to her after seeing her here growing and playing almost every day.

On top of having them staying with us, my aunt is in the process of getting her plumbing fixed. Needless to say my house is pretty chaotic at the moment. It's pretty crazy here on a normal day so that's saying something. I'm hoping to have a spa day this weekend. I could use some relaxation.

On an unrelated note, I'm thinking about signing up to work for the Census on either the weekends or after work. I did it in 2000 and it was such a great experience. Plus the money was GREAT. I'm going to try and give the regional office a call tomorrow and see if they have any office positions available. I don't really fancy going door to door.
blu_22: (Life Doesn't Suck)
2010-01-26 11:17 pm

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I was in a horrid mood today for absolutely no discernible reason. Try as I might, I just couldn't shake it off. I woke up just like every other day from a weird ass dream (I was trying to capture an albino garden sake *shrugs*), and things just kept getting sour from there.

I think it started because of the helicopters hovering over the house for an hour this morning. I don't live too far from Riker's so it's not that uncommon to hear them hovering but it annoyed the crap out of me. Then just little things at work kept popping up and I just wanted to be alone and go home. I found out later that a local trash man was run over and killed, hence the choppers. I feel so bad for his family.Then I had to work late and my boss had his friends in the office being obnoxiously loud and making a mess. I didn't get home unitl after 9.

Thankfully I got to catch up on NCIS, the Vampire Diaries, and Castle. Totally made my day. Now I'm heading to bed cuz I'm beat. Gnite!
blu_22: (Smiles)
2010-01-24 04:44 pm

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Oy, I've completely screwed up my sleep schedule this weekend. I didn't get to sleep until like 5am Saturday morning. After waking up after 1 in the afternoon, we got in touch with Georgia and decided to meet up for lunch. There's this fabulous Colombian Restaurant near her parent's house on Long Island and I've been craving it for like 4 months. Their food is incredible (there's always a line out the door) and you get a ton of home cooked food for less than you'd pay for a McDonald's value meal at Times Square. We had their carne asada with rice and beans. OMG SO GOOD.

Afterward Georgia had to head home, something my sister and I really didn't want to do, so we decided to do some browsing in some of the stores in the area. We did our dad a favor and got him some candy and a card for our mom. Today happens to be their 28th anniversary.

When we got home, a family friend had come over and she needed some help with one of the programs on her computer. She's got a Vista machine and man, is it annoying to work with. Particularly since there was a bit of junk and starter programs clogging it up that needed removing.

I was up again till like 3am and didn't wake up until the afternoon again today. I've spent the day trying to get a bunch of stuff off the DVR. I've still got like the entire season of Heroes and the last few eps of Dollhouse to plow through. Not sure if it'll happen today though.

Mom and I decided to be adventurous with dinner today and have taken our first foray in to the world of Shepherd's Pie. Crazy, yes I know, but we have never made one before. We've perused the Food Network recipies and have borrowed one from Mrs. Paula Deen. Dunno how it tastes yet but it looks and smells AMAZING. Will keep you posted.

ETA: Food was DELICIOUS! Just needed a pinch more salt. =0)
blu_22: (Converse)
2010-01-23 01:10 am

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I had a hectic day back at work but I managed to get an awful lot done. Hopefully by Monday I'll be all caught up. My cold is thankfully waning pretty rapidly. I hope to be over it by the end of the weekend.

Tonight I got to spend a nice night out with the girls. Georgia was visiting from Jersey so a group of us got together including some of the girls we all used to work with at the mall a few years back. It was good to see them. It's been like a year since we hung out together. We went out for a meal and dessert at the cafe we used to frequent and afterward went and played a few rounds of pool. I'm not very good at it but I do miss playing. I have to try and make a habit of going a bit more often.

Tomorrow, (well later today rather) I think I'm going to have a day out with just my sister. Maybe go see a movie or two and roam about the city for the afternoon. It's been a while since we did that.
blu_22: (Subway)
2010-01-21 11:34 pm

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Feeling a lot better today thankfully. I still have the sinus pressure and a bit of a cough. My mom's caught this cold too though so we're suffering through it together. I went to the doc and got some meds but I think the worst of it has passed. I'm pretty sure I'm well enough to head in to the office tomorrow.

I'm a bit annoyed at my co-workers. I got a call from my cousin around 3pm asking where I was. I told her I was still sick at home. Which, I know I should have called in again this morning to let them know I'd still be out but I was pretty much unconscious this morning. Anyway, apparently the boss called her up looking to see where everyone was. She was out of the office today and I guess some of the other girls in the office were not around for some reason and he was wondering where everyone had gone. I don't know why he was calling her and she me when they all knew I was out sick anyways. The reason I'm annoyed though is because they call me up for the stupidest shit, but when it's something important that they should be calling me about they don't. What the hell is up with that? I'm sure I'll find out exactly what the hell was going on tomorrow but I'm still miffed.

On a completely unrelated note, it sucks that like 75% of the shows I watch are on Thursdays. I've got Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Bones, Fringe, Project Runway, Ace of Cakes, and on occasion Ranger games. Unfortunately my DVR can only handle so much so I have to usually record the shows that repeat at later times. In today's case I have to get the Ranger game at like 3am. =0/ Hopefully the guide won't lie like last time and I record 3 hours of infomercials because someone decided to randomly change the scheduling like the last time I had to record something at ungodly hours. *fingers crossed* On the plus side, this coming Monday I get to watch the game live in MSG. Woohoo!

Ok this medicine tastes horrible and it's making me very drowsy. I'm off to bed. G'nite!
blu_22: (Colin Calm)
2010-01-20 11:35 pm

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I ended up calling in sick today. It was totally the right call. I was pretty much comatose the entire day. This night-time Robitussin I'm taking is fantabulous. It works almost as well as Nyquil used to before they changed the formula. It completely knocked me out. Unfortunately, I was so out of it I didn't make it to the doc's office. Apparently today was his early day, so I'm going to go first thing tomorrow morning.

On the plus side I feel loads better. My congestion has eased up and my cough is all but gone. I totally needed the rest. Of course it's now near midnight and I'm completely wired but *shrugs* whadda ya gonna do? I'm going to take tomorrow off as well just to be sure I don't get anyone else sick at the office.
blu_22: (Bloody Hell)
2010-01-19 11:39 pm

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BLERGH! I feel like death. I've been coughing my lungs out all day. It got to the point where I got physically ill from it earlier. I'm all stuffed up and my ears are incredibly itchy. I'm seriously debating calling in sick tomorrow. I mean I'm not so sick that I can't do my work, and my cousin will probably be out on Thursday and Friday which will make it hard for me to finish my work since she won't be there to go over things with me. I could really use the rest though and I could get myself to the doc since the over the counter stuff isn't working. I guess I'll see how it goes in the morning.

I got to speak to Georgia today. She's taking a week off for vacation because she'd lose it if she didn't. She's in NY for most of the weekend so we have plans to go out Friday night to our old haunts. It's been like 2 years since we last hung out here. I usually end up going to her since my schedule is more predictable. I'm really looking forward to a night out with the girls. I hope this cold doesn't screw things up.
blu_22: (Billy Joe)
2010-01-18 11:53 pm

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I had a hell of a time trying to sleep last night. I was in a constant state of semi-consciousness. I guess I had a lot on my mind, but I really hope I don't repeat it tonight. In spite of it, I did have a pretty productive day at work. I didn't quite finish what I was working on but I'm a good bit closer to it. I just need my boss to come in tomorrow so she can clarify some things for me and I'll be done with that.

My lunch was exceptionally good today. It was just a few finger sandwiches and a salad but it was really yummy. After work I went to the grocery store with my mom and got some non-sandwich stuff because there's only so many days in a row I can stomach them. I'm really looking forward to some veggies and cooked meals. I did have a bit of a slip however. I've been PMSing liek woah and I caved and bought a chocolate bar. I'll just have to make up for it the rest of the week.

Today was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Generally I tend to not think much of it. Today however I followed this link via [ profile] cleolinda on Twitter, and it really made me stop and think about how many things the people of this country have seen and accomplished and how much progress is yet to be made. It's long, but definitely worth the read.
blu_22: (Sawyer)
2010-01-17 11:30 pm

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I spent today doing absolutely nothing AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.

Well, not exactly nothing. I spent the afternooning messing about online. Then I spent about 4 hours breaking in my Super Mario Bros. Wii. I agree with [ profile] corsiva. It's kind of frustrating, especially since you can't save after every level you pass. I mean I spent all that time playing and I haven't even finished the first level. I kinda like Super Mario Galaxy better but I'm willing to give it another chance.

The rest of the evening was spent watching the Globes. And now to catch up on the Ranger game before bed. At least I'm well rested for tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be more alert and productive this week.