November 11th, 2008
Okay so this is going to be a bit random, but its on my mind. What is with all the Nuva Ring hate on the internet?!? This bendy, clear contraceptive device is frickin' awesome!
So, its true that I don't experience any of the nasty side effects, so maybe this is swaying me towards my love for it. But those strange commercials comparing daily birth control to synchronized swimming is so true! Daily birth control IS ridiculous if the Nuva Ring doesn't give you side effects. I mean seriously, I think about this thing once every 3 weeks and I've never experienced a problem like having it fall out or whatever, and I'm not really sure how that is even possible.
Anyway, if anyone still reads this, don't discredit the Nuva Ring until you try it!
August 14th, 2008
Current Music: Billy Talent
So the headaches are gone after getting another blood patch two days ago. Yesterday was my first day of real life after ONE MONTH of being down. I can't believe I lost so much time because of a headache. Oh well.
To celebrate life I got my hair done! :)
I'm thinking I look a little better than I did in the hospital bed.
I feel so grateful for my life now. I really felt like I could abuse my body as much as I wanted to before all of this happened. I think I have more respect for myself and for my life and for all of the people who have supported me while I was out of commission. I am so lucky to have such a loving family.
Funny thing: while I was in the hospital (July 28th-August 2nd) my lease was up on my apartment!! So MY PARENTS and Vance had to go through all of my things and move me out of my apartment. I can't believe my parents had to go through all of my stuff... that could have turned out really bad but luckily nothing "bad" turned up.
July 27th, 2008
I'm at the hospital downtown. I'm updating because I'm really bored and kind of sad and really out of it.
I have a spinal fluid leak which means I have a loss of this fluid, which surrounds the brain as well as the spinal cord and its making my brain sink down and irritate my membranes or something. This is crazy.
I have to go into get another MRI later tonight and after that I will probably receive a spinal tap. OMGGGG
Here is a photo so you all can sympathize, haha I am so sad right now.
June 17th, 2008
So far this has been a pretty fabulous summer. I will be applying to U of M (Ann Arbor) in August. University of North Carolina too. But at this point, U of M is really my goal. After doing extensive research, it looks like Michigan has the better program.
I just downloaded the new Death Cab CD, Narrow Stairs, and I have to say its pretty good. Most of it.
I'm way overloaded with classes right now. My World Civilizations class kind of makes me want to die, but its worth the work because I need my GPA to be pretty much flawless.
At the end of July I'll probably be heading out East to visit my sister in Jersey City and Vance's cousin in Hoboken. Right now, life is good. I don't want that to change.
Esei was recently published in this literary journal called Versal out of Amsterdam. Anyway, in it is this poem which I find hilarious and awesome and accurate for me. Its entitled My House
at either end
there is a shadow
I don't love
not that I would
let them bleed
but not that we
Andrew J. Jones( Photos from Lake MichiganCollapse )
December 25th, 2007
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: Flight of the Conchords
Vancie gave me earrings for Christmas. Beautiful, little sparklies to replace my old cubic zirconias.
I hope the Holidays are going as well for you as they are for me :)
December 15th, 2007
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: bjork
so excited for the holidays. i'm so broke.. in debt even! the american way... spending as much as possible to show the ones you love most that you really do care!
oh oh oh oh
and vancie has something BIG up his sleeve this year.. i can feel it.
mmmmm... holidays! only three more days of school for the semester!
on a totally unrelated note, i tried waxing for the first time today. i started with my arm pits... BIG MISTAKE. i thought i was going to die. so i moved onto my legs, but i only finished half of one. i wish i would have known what a loooong, boring process waxing is. oh well, i'll have a lot of time on my hands once school is done. muahahah.
October 15th, 2007
ughhh @ 02:35 pm
i am so sick of people who are like, "ooh i don't have a personality, so i'll get a mac and then it can be my personality!"
June 13th, 2007
Current Mood: grateful
Current Music: Soft Revolution, Stars
It has been almost a year since I last posted and it is almost unbelievable how much my perspective on life has changed. I started this new thing where I am refusing to accept other people's drama and BS and prioritize it in front of my own problems, because you know what? I have problems too and when I try to help some one else my advice always seems to fall on deaf ears any how.
But this is not really what my post is about. I wanted to post about how moving from my parents house into my own apartment has changed things. To be fair I will admit that financially my parents were pretty much supporting me all the way. But now I have made my own goals which rely on my own stability and I am proud of myself. I happy to be able to do things on my own and take pride in the things I have done, I am doing and the things I will do. I don't think I've ever felt this way before.
I have made a lot of sacrifices for this new found stability which include isolating myself from a lot of friends, from my family, giving up old interests to discover new ones.
Who knew I would love baking and decorating cakes, that golf is really fun, or that Jen, even though she is ten whole years older than I am, is really great and came to help me out when I made some really stupid mistakes.
I guess all I wanted to say is, I am happy to be alive and to be leading a life I can be proud of!
July 19th, 2006
Current Mood: hurt/predatory/neurotic/pissed
On the contrary, life is not just life, life is what you make of it, and what others make it for you. Right now, other(s) in my life and myself have come together to make it suck, go teamwork!
Also, Eric Salinger! I just got your grad party invite, it cracked me up. I will try my hardest to come up to the suburbs for ya!
July 11th, 2006
Ok guys, I just got my new VAIO. It's brilliant and pink and beautiful. And when my brother and I opened it, this happened: