Smell that? That's righteous vengeance, kids.

Have (probably) managed to terrify the trolls a bit...Chris got what we believe to be one of their addresses (Cat's Meow, to be specific), and I've blocked his IP and posted it very prominently on the page that he gets instead of this one. Let's hope that A: the code works, and B: it's the proper address. MWAHAHA!

In other news, we ARE going to do something at my place, with hopefully a relatively small group. I have to work Thursday, so we ("we" being me and Jessica) are going to pick up Yukari around 1 on Friday, come back to my house, carve pumpkins, decorate, bake brownies, and get our costumes together until Jessica has to leave for work around 5:30...she probably won't make it back until around 10, so...we'll say it starts at 8ish? How's that sound for everyone?

Let me know what works and who's coming!

Jessica's going to bring some Mike's and other beer, I'm going to chip in for some more girly drinks and a bottle of vodka... anyone's welcome to chip in for drinks, I'm sure ^_^

I think we should watch The Ring...anyone else want to request scary movies? o_O
(I'll see if Jessica still has her small TV and we'll set it up and turn the bed into a couch if she does...that's what we did last year ^_^)

I'm going to teach Yukari how to play Unreal! DRUNKEN Unreal! Funnnnnnnnnn!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Morning whining.

Well, apparently Fahey wants us to print our projects today...a project I'm not done wih and can't (currently) finish, as all the macs with Pagemaker on them are being taken up.. Why do I have to do it on a mac? Because the necessary program isn't ON the PCs.


And to think, if I would have remembered this I could have gotten a Mac, as I was the first one here this morning. Also: Stuff due on Monday. Must remember.

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

P.S.: Am considering having a small party at my house after all, since the party Eric told me about is far away and I wouldn't know anyone there anyway. Stephanie: Think Jamie would be up for procuring us some alcohol? And: do you want to come?

I'm thinking it'll be the same setup as last Halloween: drinks, movies, and random LAN games.

Can't go wrong with that. one's leaving the house this time!


Yeah, yeah, I came back for photoshop class.

*Eyes hurt*
Monday, October 27, 2003

So. Mucking. Tired.

Well, I'm at home (for about an hour) because I forgot my zip disk, and the option of just curling up and going to sleep and ditching photoshop is mighty appealing. Feel like I'm about ready to collapse, seriously. And my contact isn't helping at all...I need to order new ones. Grah. The only reason I don't want to is because the instructor (who also teaches Digital Illustration, though I don't know his name), well, the instructor is really cool and was going to show me some photoshop stuff today since I'm way ahead of the tired though.

Well, maybe I'll ditch anyway. It would give me time to work on my website project. And sleep. Let's not forget the sleeping. I'm having way more typos than usual, and that either means I'm drunk or exhausted.

Let's check: Nope, not drunk.


Actually did pretty well waitressing today...not great, not awful. Of course, I didn't have very many tables, so there wasn't that much to screw up. Did manage to burn my hand pretty badly on the Egg Flower Soup (Bad enough for it to form a blister), and whack Wai Fan with the kitchen door...Poor Wai Fan...that seems to happen to her a lot. Going back around 5:30 to host.

I'm kind of sad that Chris's campaign is drawing to a close...I know his game has some bugs, but I, for one, have been having a blast with it. Hopefully I'll have as much fun with Bryan's Star Wars campaign, but I know I'm going to miss gift of chaos ^_^

Everyone loves my sheep!

Sunday, October 26, 2003

No, sleep.

Ended up sleeping around 5 because I was bored and my throat and stomach hurt...the last thing I need right now is to get sick, which would definitely have happened if I'd stayed up and lowered my body's defenses and whatnot. So I got some sleep.

Aaaaaand right now I should be cleaning, but I'm playing Dice-a-roo.

Other than that, the day hasn't started off so well...I just kind of got up on the wrong side of the bed, I guess, and the world isn't helping. I keep dropping things and losing things, and whacking my head on things...I got online to take a break from cleaning, and the Turmaculus ATE MY PET PET. The most expensive Petpet I owned!!!! AAAAARGHHH!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2003

No sleep!

Yep, not going to sleep tonight. Chris already turned in and was asleep mere minutes after he hit the pillow though. Roleplaying tomorrow (later today, that is) should be fun, as I will probably be very tired and completely out of it. Also, we are all weasels.
And Zac is going to be either very happy or very upset with me about what happened to his character. Hoo boy. I'm guessing he'll be happy, but not sure.

Also: Does everyone but me have a live journal??? Seems like I've been finding comments by everybody (Brian, Sam) on Zac's, and then Andrea goes and links to hers, too. Are they really that great? I may have to get one, but I've been rather happy with blogger, so I'm not sure I want to switch.

Tra la la.
Expect more posts throughout the night/morning.


Today sucked.

I'm the most horrible waitress EVER.
It sucked SO. BAD.

Do the stars conspire
To pin us down like butterflies?

. . .

Sunrise cemetery nervous breakdown
Saw my angel making eyes at strangers
I was indisposed, I couldn't blame her
Know I came to bury, wound up staying

Verse in my head
First light fingers rake the hills
Turns a landscape into lines
Finds the phantom limbs
Connects the dots
I got her name
From an orange rhyming dictionary

Sunrise cemetery nervous breakdown
Saw my angel making stories for me
Now I know her and she meant to save me
With an orange rhyming dictionary

Do the stars conspire to shock us into tiny measures
Can you survive going crazy every time you see her?

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Geh. Work.

My legs feel like rubber from biking up and down 9th...and I have to go back at 3...owwwww....

Anyway, last night ROCKED. We took Yukari shopping and had a blast...went to a costume shop in Albany (Heritage Mall), which we had fun browsing, but everything they had there was really expensive and really poor quality, so we went over to Target and looked around. Didn't really find much there either, but I told Yukari she could borrow this red dress I have and go as a vampire (easy costume!) so we bought some vampire teeth. I think I'm going to be a cat. Cats are good, and simple, which is important if you're going to be drinking.

Anyway, on our way out we stopped by the toys so I could show Chris this EVIL looking panda toy they had, and Yukari and I wound up playing with the Neopets toys they had there...I couldn't decide if I wanted to get the evil panda or a Neopet, so I stood there with Yukari going "Evil...cute. Evil...cute," and then we spent about ten minutes trying to make the damn things make noise. Anyway, I ended up with a Babaa, and Yukari got the Noil, which was cute, too. Then we spent the rest of the night driving Chris and Jessica insane with them. Good times!

Then we all went to Jessica's, where we left "William" a ton of messages on his answering machine before giving up on him and going to dinner, only to find out that we had just missed him. He got our messages and came back again, very out of breath from the bike ride. Poor "William".

After dinner we went to Jessica's and played Virtua Fighter 4 for a bit (which I was horrible at...damn you, Tekken! You've ruined me for other fighting games!), and then we went back to Albany to drop Yukari off.
All in all, a very very fun evening.


Dead on my feet...

Woke up super goddamn perky at 6:00 am this morning, and am now crashing rapidly. I'm sure I slept, but when it woke up it didn't feel like I had. When I went to bed I couldn't sleep because I had so much adrenaline, and I woke up with that same adrenaline feeling, so it was...weird.

Oh, my poor, poor Bebop layout...what has Cherry Cloud done to you? ;_;

Page Layout didn't suck too much today, but that was because I had absolutely no interaction with the teacher. We just worked out of the book the whole time. Seems like a lot of my classes are kind of like that. It bothers me. If I wanted to work out of the book I would have just bought the book and taken it home instead of paying all this money to attend class. Grrrah. Stupid college bureaucracy.

When I get home, Jessica and I are going to Albany to pick up Yukari, who's in a few of my classes. She's an exchange student, and she doesn't really know many people here yet, so I've invited her to the Halloween party ^_^ We're going shopping to get her a costume! It's going to be good fun.
Then we ("We" being "William", Chris, Jessica [and maybe Jessica's boyfriend], and I) are going to China Blue for dinner, because Chris/"William" still haven't been there yet.

So, a long (but fun) day is still ahead of me. I need coffee!!!
And now, off to build my site for Multimedia I.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Yes, I know it's so very wrong!

...but I couldn't resist. I was listening to Garbage and happened to look at my happy Advent Children background just as "Cherry Lips" came on. Poor, poor Cloud. (Edit: and poor, poor Lemon's layout...the picture is wayyy too big for the table. Stretches it out and ruins everything. So sad. Next layout will definitely be in a different format, though I haven't decided what yet.)

He's a materia girl in a materia world! (*snicker*)

(Yes, yes, I know that was horrible).

Ok, I think it's working...

Added some code to mess with the trolls (poopyteeth for now, but more can be added).

If anybody's experiencing problems with it, let me know, ok? And...if you're not sure you're getting me, you'd notice. If you tried to reach my page earlier and noticed the problems...then I'm very, very sorry you had to see that.

Alas, the lovely picture I made for them isn't up yet. Perhaps later.

Wake up, the house is on fire
and the cat's caught in the dryer

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

You have been warned.

Sent the trolls a warning to back off. Hope they do.

Ahh, little trollsies. I do not want to deal with you right now. Think of this as the equivalent of opening a fortune cookie that says 'A woman with a katana is not a woman you want to anger.'

In other news: Andrea! Your turn on Le blog de Squidulousness. Take your time, I know you have a full schedule.

Also: Halloween party...sometime. I've been invited to one and told I can bring some people. Not sure how much "some" is.
Good News: I'm not imposing on anyone by asking if we can celebrate my FAVORITE holiday at their place (sonce our place is tiny)!
Bad News: Said party is rather far away, which means we'll probably need a designated driver. Also, I prefer to have my parties within walking distance in case the cops show up (or threaten to do's). Having them far away makes me nervous.

Tired. Long day. Work tomorrow.


I think I'm more tired than I thought I was when I got up. I woke up fairly quickly this morning, made a cup of coffee, and then felt sick just thinking about drinking it (coffee's like that in the morning, sometimes). Thought "Eh, I don't need to drink it, I'm pretty awake anyway." Now I wish I had.

*sigh* Advent Children looks so damn pretty.

Yep, need coffee.
Got this quiz from Zac:

You are Form 5, Dragon: The Weaver.

"And The Dragon seperated the virtuous from
the sinful. He tore his eyes from his sockets
and used them to peer into the souls of those
on trial to make a judgement. He knew that
with endless knowledge came endless

Some examples of the Dragon Form are Athena
(Greek), St. Peter (Christian), and Surya
The Dragon is associated with the concept of
intelligence, the number 5, and the element of
His sign is the crescent moon.

As a member of Form 5, you are an intelligent and
wise individual. You weigh options by looking
at how logical they are and you know that while
there may not always be a right or wrong
choice, there is always a logical one. People
may say you are too indecisive, but it's only
because you want to do what's right. Dragons
are the best friends to have because they're
willing to learn.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Monday, October 20, 2003


Got done with work...hooray! No work until Tuesday!

Not that work's particularly bad, but it's...frantic. Whenever I'm there I'm running around doing something all the time. Somewhat exhausting. It's nice to have a break. Plus the days I have off from work are the only days I get to wear whatever I want, and that's kind of nice. Think I'm going to dress up tomorrow, which means (if I feel good about it) there'll be a new webcam picture. If not, well, I'll put something else up, as requested.

"People like us
Know how to survive
There's no point in living
If you can't feel the life
We know when to kiss
And we know when to kill
If we can't have it all
Then nobody will

The world is not enough
But it is such a perfect place to love
And if you're strong enough
Together we can take the world love"

(Homework? What homework? ^_^;;)
Sunday, October 19, 2003 tomorrow.

Don't WANNA go to work!

Here's the Ascii matrix link, for those of you who wanted it.

Attention RPers! We figured out the puzzle...all of the altars related to the different spheres of magic, except the blood altar, which kind of explains why we were so confused by was an exception. Argh. Anyway, we are now on the last level of the dungeon, chiling and waiting for next Saturday (asuming that's good for everyone...if not, let me know). Some...other things happened while we were figuring things out, casting gift of chaos multiple times and kind of screwing with you guys. No one's dead, but...we're...other things. Like...other...creatures. Erm.
*cough cough*


Should probably go do laundry. Or sleep. Decisions, decisions.

Sorry I was kind of out of it today...
Saturday, October 18, 2003



WHYYYYYYYYYYY do we have to wait until next summer? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?
And: It had better be a ZILLION times better than The Spirits Within.

Found something for Surreal, too:

Oh: I just kind of assumed everyone knew we were RPing Saturday at 2...sooo...if you didn't, you do now ^_^;;
Sorry 'bout that. Also, Zac and I may be somewhat drunk.
Friday, October 17, 2003


Well, apart from poopyteeth being kind of an ass (PMS, dear? Whatever...I'm too happy to care! Screw you! ^_^), today has been FABULOUS.

The ride to work was awesome because it was so nice out..not too hot, not too cold, a little windy, but that was ok. I stopped at this little espresso shop on my way, and got this great, super-tasty frappucino-like drink.

Work rocked, even though it was kind of slow. I was top of rocking. I got everybody's orders right, I was fucking charming, I cleaned, I got people their water and tea and everything. It was awesome. I kept getting compliments about my service, and that just made me even happier, which made me even better. One couple left me a six dollar tip! And they didn't even order very much! Go Lemon!

I have to start getting espresso before work more often!

Thursday, October 16, 2003

El Dia del Cinco Quatro

Yeah, I haven't used Spanish in years. Shut up.

Got 5 (correction! 4! FOOOUUURRRRR!) hours of sleep because I stayed up until 3 working on STUPID page layout project. Usually get up at 6 and catch the 7:00 bus, but I decided to be late to Illustration so I could squeeze in a few more hours of sleep. Glad I don't have work tonight. No time to study for the QUIZ she also dumped on us though...but that's not the bad news.

The bad news is that I get to class, and the STUPID goddamn project that we had to do (While still being due) did not need to be completed. I believe her words were "turn in whatever you have."

The pencil/paper version is due, though, which means I have to work on that GODDAMN BROCHURE AGAIN!!!! ARRRRGH!!!

Hate Digital Page Layout. Hate our bitch of a teacher. HATE IT!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!! KILLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!

In other news, work also sucks, but I made a lot in tips last night, so that...kind of compensates, I suppose. Cried again. Goddamnit. I HATE crying. Especially crying in front of people (unless I know you really, really well), and crying at work. Stupid goddamn anxiety, stupid goddamn worrying and trying to get everything perfect (ok, I guess that's anxiety), stupid goddamn stress. Yaaarrrrg!

Want to kill things now. Want to play Unreal.

Happy Tuesday, everyone. >_<

P.S. On the other hand, I have a FABULOUS boyfriend who baked me a cake last night, made me coffee, gave me hugs, and did some of my (more monotonous) homework for me...I'm so. Fucking. Lucky. How the hell did I ever find someone so wonderful??! He definitely deserves someone better than a crazy bitch like me.
(But they can't have him! Mine! ARRR!)

P.P.S. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH to "William" for helping with afore mentioned project until 3am. I will repay you with cooking you ANYTHING YOU WANT in LARGE QUANTITIES. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003


Dear Bacchus,

Today at work I broke down and cried, because I'm a pussy and can't put up with the cooks hating me and generally being assholes whenever I screw up (as I do quite often, because I don't know the menu yet).

I hate breaking down at work; I find it depressing and profoundly embarassing.

Please send help, in the form of several very large and potent drinks, as I generally don't like to deal with emotional situations like this myself.


I'm so professional.
Sunday, October 12, 2003

*Falls over*

Freaked out last night until 2am because I'm crazy and just kind of fucked up in general. It sucked.
Had to be at work by 11. That sucked.
Lunch shift is over. It sucked.
The cooks hate me and yell at me. It sucks.
Still have to go back and host dinner. That sucks.

I'm so fucking tired. And depressed. But I'll be good. I've managed to be good for months. I can do it.

Kind of disagree with this about my alcohol preferences (gemini), but it says Johnny Depp (and Allen Ginsberg! And Ian McKellen!...just ignore the other people [Bush Sr.]) would be my drinking buddy(ies), so I posts it.


The following comes to you courtesy of a moment of pure insanity.
I give you: Mr. Pork.

All hail Mr. Pork!

Don't ask.

Our house is full of tasty tasty Chinese food! (Moshu Chicken!!!)
Saturday, October 11, 2003


Work SUCKED tonight.
Just needed to complain.


For those of you who don't know the purple reference...well, this kind of explains it (second paragraph). But it's better if you watch the episode.

"He who takes purple follows purple leader! He who takes green follows green leader!"

Also, want to play this. Especially right now. God, I'm such a geek.
Friday, October 10, 2003

(School, homework, shopping for work clothes, shopping for food, cleaning house, doing laundry, finding time to eat, finding time to sleep...)

So tired. Must remember to finish Page Layout homework this weekend. And clean rat cage. And do about a billion other things.

Work again tonight.

So tired.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003


Yes, I have a JOB, people! Clap for me! Smile for me! DANCE FOR ME! MUAHAHAHA!

Anyway, I'm currently training at China Blue on ninth street. So far it's...overwhelming. So much to remember! Can't screw up customers' orders! *intimidated* Ah, well. If there's one thing I've learned from life it's that everyone is generally making things up as they go. Hell, I know I am. Sooo...if no one really hears from me this week, it's because a combination of school and training is sapping my precious life-energy away into nothing. Ahh, adulthood. *grumble*

Therefore, don't know if there'll be a campaign on Friday (Or at least: don't know if I'll be able to make it. You guys can still meet, of course, but you'll have to e-mail Chris).

However, to ease your disapointment I have found you this. It made me dance with happiness!

Finally, a search engine based on everyone's faaaavorite Elder God.
Monday, October 06, 2003


Well doing alright today, I guess. Not hungover, just don't feel like doing anything except moping around and being depressed, and I'm not sure why.

Sam: Took a needlessly cruel shot with that last post, assuming you read it...I'm sorry. I'll write it off to being drunk. Bad Drunk Katie! Bad!

I really can't play Warcraft drunk. Although I did manage to get a second gold mine, though I'm not sure how. Plus Nicos (Nikos?) kept typing gibberish to Matt. Ah well, it was amusing.

Ahh, what a fun evening... We need to do that again! Soon!

I fiddled with Squidblog's layout. Still working on it.
Oh, that reminds me...I made a picture of Samuel Burlington as well. He's holding a cup of tea, just for Andrea.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Crazy, crazy evening.

Returned from Jamie's to find a young gentleman (19) collapsed on our front lawn. Fun. Am still drunk as I type this. Bear with me (and any spelling errors).

So, we go to Jamie's. Drink, have good times.

1. Stephanie: Please tell Matt that I am, in fact, not cute in any way, shape, or form, and that anybody can do better than a psychotic girlfriend like me. Tell him sorry.
2. I can't play Warcraft when drunk at all.
3. Sam needs to lighten up. If he gets me drunk again I'll elaborate, and tell him how to get girls. (Hint: It requires being nice to them)

Come home, find drunk man on lawn (Adam, according to his wallet).

1. Nurse drunk Adam, tell him to drink water
2. Become suspicious when his only reply to any question is "Uh-huh".
3. Go contact neighbors
4. Call cops, let them deal with possibly alcohol-poisoned Adam.

Poor Adam.

Well, I would have helped him more except I thought he was DYING

40 minute bike ride, 10 minute interview.

Well, I'm back from my interview...Shirley didn't ask me a lot of questions, just told me about the job, which "William" says is a good thing. She's supposed to call me back tonight, but I'm not going to be here and our answering machine is busted, so "William's" going to bring his over (whew...thanks "William"!).

Am realizing how very out of shape I am. Not ten minutes into the ride my legs started aching and I was panting. I found myself hoping for red lights just so I could stop and rest, and was extremely self-conscious--as in, more self-conscious than I usually am, which is saying something.

Started raining on the way back home, which was actually kind of refreshing. Got home, called "William", hopped in the shower, and am now getting ready/calling people for the party.

I think I'll wear my waterproof pants in case there's any more of this wacky stuff you Oregonians call "rain."
Mmmm, vinyl.


PS: Booze!

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Hey people!

Okay, just a couple of things:

1. I have a job interview at 5:00 tonight! Wish me luck, everybody!

2. Party tonight is at 7:00ish, at Jamie's. For those of you who don't know, it's on 4th, over by Aamco...I'm going to get better directions and post them later, but I don't have time to right now...Brian: I'll call you, and leave directions on here for Sam when he gots off work, ok? I have to call Jessica too...hmm...

Ah well. Shall worry about that later. Busy worrying about job interview at the moment.
Chris is off to Eugene already, house is very quiet.

(Also fucking freezing in here.)

Need coffee.

Not much to post about. Just thought I'd post. Tra la la.
RP tonight, our house, 4:00.
Party Saturday. I'm looking forward to it...definitely need to unwind/get messed up.
One or the other. (I'm not going to drink too much though. Still trying to work on that "knowing when to stop drinking" thing. Getting better. I don't drink often, but when I do I tend to get trashed. Not fun. Working on it. Refuse to become a stupid drunk alcoholic sorority girl. Prefer to be classified as "giggly" rather than "dancing on tables".)

Sorry if none of that made much sense. My brain's still asleep.

Oh letís bomb the factory
That makes all the wannabes
Letís burst all the bubbles
That brainwash the masses

As far as I can tell
It doesn't matter who you are
If you can believe there's something worth fighting for
The color of an eye
The glory of a sudden view
The baby in your arms
The smile he always shoots at you

Believing in nothing
Makes life so boring
So letís pray for something
To feel good in the morning

Friday, October 03, 2003


Well, dropped basic composition because I might be getting a job!
Chris's friend Jessica works at this Chinese restaurant, and I guess they really need someone for Tuesdays/Thursdays (which was when Basic Composition was). Since all my other classes are on Mondays/Wednesdays, I might get to be a waitress there. Cross your fingers, everyone!

Other news: Chris is going to Eugene for the weekend to scan his books in so he can return them on Monday and save $200. So, we need to find out....

Da boys: Are we doing anything on Friday? RP? Y/N?
Stephanie: Did Jamie say a party on Saturday was ok? And if so, when?

(WHAAAAT?! Nick got a job at Aomatsu! *Sooooooo jealous*)

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Well, that was painful.

Just got done with "Digital Page Layout," which I was completely unprepared for, just like all of my classes. Apparently we needed a pile of equipment today (t-square, triangle, ruler, etc.), and I had to keep mooching off my neighbors. Also, the teacher is a total witch. First impression.

Not looking forward to that class.

Currently in "Multimedia I" which is the only class I really (really really) like so far. The teacher's cute, and (this is the important part) doesn't assume we're complete idiots when it comes to computers. The teacher for my first class (Digital Illustration) this morning took the time to explain to us what a taskbar was. Oh boy! complete list of classes (thus far):

Digital Illustration
Digital Page Layout
Multimedia I
Digital Image Manipulation
Basic Composition

Subject to change. Definitely

*muttering* I'll tell him where to stick his taskbar.
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

I hate mornings.

And I hate saying stupid things. It seems like so far this term more stupid things have come out of my mouth out of acute, violent shyness than Microsoft's had lawsuits.

Not that waking up at 6am really helps any, but it'd be nice if I could snap myself out of it and start making some friends. All I've managed to do is hide in my book.

And...fuck. We had homework, and I haven't bought my books yet.

What a great fucking way to start the year.
Wish I could go home and hide.



Cam pops up.

Feeling: Cold!
Eating: Burrito!
Reading: "God-Emperor of Dune" by Frank Herbert
Listening to: "Istanbul (not Constantinople)" by They Might Be Giants
Playing: Nothing
Arch-nemesis: Moving
Currently Preferring: Anything over going outside to do laundry. Brr!
craving: Salad & Coffee

Fight Club
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