1. Come Sail Away.

    October 11, 2011 by raspberryvixen

    Buried under a ton of schoolwork.  Who would’ve thought that I’d actually be able to grasp algebraic concepts NOW instead of back when I was in middle school with a half-empty brain.  I wonder what stuff that’s stored in my gray matter is getting pushed out my ears by this new stuff that’s goin’ in…

    My pain levels have been off the charts these last couple of weeks.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I left the house…in fact, the pain was so bad over the weekend that I missed my best friend K.’s wedding on Saturday.  To say I’m upset over that is a bit of an understatement.  I’ve also spent the better part of the last few days doped to the gills on pain medication and sleeping.  I am in a constant state of “Will today be a good day?  Can I leave the house and go run errands?”

    Yeah, needless to say, it sucks.

    One would think that I’d do something constructive with all this time at home…no job, mostly house-bound, no life…you’d think I’d have all my writing (historical novels ‘n such) done, my schoolwork way ahead, laundry done, yadda yadda yadda.

    RIGHT.  Most days, I barely move from my computer chair/the bed/the futon.  Typing is actually rather painful.

    Oh, to do things over again.  I want to run off somewhere.  I’m tired of this life here as it is.

    Maybe a small island somewhere in the Caribbean.  You coming with me, OBF?

  2. I Am The Rock.

    October 6, 2011 by raspberryvixen

    I couldn’t feel any more miserable if I tried.  Right now, the only thing I want to do is curl up in a ball, hide under my desk, and cry.

    I am wearing down, bit by bit.  It’s kinda like water dripping onto a rock…over time, the rock gets worn down.  I am that rock, and my life is the water.

    Drip, drip, drip…

    I sometimes wonder how much more I can take before I finally break.  I don’t know how much longer I can go on like this.

  3. Meh.

    August 16, 2011 by raspberryvixen

    I’m starting to think that I need a category called “The Stupid Shit That Happens.”

    Or maybe one called “Why Me?”

    Maybe just “W.T.F.!?”


    I swear, if it weren’t for the idiots I still have to deal with on a daily basis, I don’t know what I would do.  And here I thought I left all of that crap behind when I lost my job.  I guess not.

    I was on vacation all last week…the in-laws had rented a condo in Ocean City, MD for the week.  Unfortunately, they couldn’t make it, so they let hubby and I have the condo.

    Have I ever told y’all just how much I HATE Ocean City, MD?  No?  I haven’t?


    *dons flame-retardant suit and prepares for the backlash…*

    Anyway, that’s really neither here nor there.  The main point of this entry is……

    I STILL also freakin’ hate people.

    On the 8th…two days into our vacation…I received an email from my now FORMER webhost.  This email was to inform me that on August 12th, they were closing their doors, and I needed to find new hosting.

    O RLY?!

    Hmm…let me get this straight.  I am on vacation with just my netbook to access the internet, and I have FOUR DAYS to find a new host and move all EIGHT of my websites over?  FOUR. FREAKIN’. DAYS?!?!

    Oh, and there’s also the fact that I had to lay out a whole bunch of money that I DID NOT HAVE in order to get myself a new hosting plan….

    Why, yes…that WAS indeed me that you heard screaming last week…and yesterday…and up until about a half an hour ago….

    One website down, eight more to go.  No wonder my hair is going gray faster and faster….

    Oh, and OBF?  You can quit laughing now.  Don’t make me throw those Cheez-Its at you!

  4. The Novelty Is Wearing Off…

    July 29, 2011 by raspberryvixen

    “You know you lead a weird life when having a normal sleep schedule is a novelty.” ~Jeph Jacques, author of the absolutely hysterical online comic, Questionable Content.

    That one quote there just about sums up my life right now.  I suffer from the Sleep Madness, as Jeph calls it.  The first time I read that in one of his news posts, I about fell out of my chair in a fit of giggles.

    And then I stopped to think about it for a little bit.

    Insomnia + Being a Night Owl = THE SLEEP MADNESS.

    It explains a lot.  Really, it does…

  5. Howdy!

    July 23, 2011 by raspberryvixen

    Despite the rumors that you may have heard, I am, in fact, still alive and kicking.

    Well, ok, maybe I’m not kicking, per se, but I am still alive.

    I honestly don’t know if I’ll go back to blogging on a regular basis, but a certain someone has given me a little bit of a kick in the ass that I so majorly needed and I’ve decided to at least TRY to get back into it. 

    TRY being the operative word here, mind you.

    So much has changed here, and yet, so much is still the same.

  6. Contemplation.

    December 15, 2010 by raspberryvixen

    I sold back two of my textbooks and got over $100 in Amazon credit for them.  I sold them back via Amazon’s textbook buy-back, and I made more money doing it that way than I would’ve made selling them through various other channels.  They buy back your textbook and give you Amazon credit for them.  Works for me!

    Now, the big question is this…Nintendo DSi or Sony PSP?  I keep going back and forth between the two.

    Or should I just keep saving my Amazon credits for an XBOX?

    Things that make ya go hmmmmmmm.

  7. Oh, Haiiiii!

    December 15, 2010 by raspberryvixen

    Random bits, because I’m too tired to think straight:

    • One more final to take on Friday, and then my first semester back in college will be in the books.  So far, I have three A’s and one B.  Hard to believe I ended up getting a B in my Biology course, what with all the problems I had with the stupid class!
    • Contemplating switching and getting an iphone.  I have been having way too many problems with my Samsung lately, up to and including not being able to answer phone calls.  Not happy.
    • Unemployment sucks ass, but I’m hopefully one step closer to getting a new job.


  8. Shopaholic.

    November 23, 2010 by raspberryvixen

    Being unemployed has its advantages…sometimes.  Like right now, I’m sitting here working on my Christmas shopping list so that I can take advantage of all of the fabulous Black Friday deals that are gonna happen.  Since we need to watch our pennies, checking out the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals is a darn good way to go.  I’ve found some really awesome stuff for family Christmas presents…at really great deals!

    Hubby has off on Thanksgiving and the day after.  It kind of sucks, because he was supposed to work both days, but the plant’s closing for the holiday.  If they were open and he’d have to work?  The overtime money would’ve been a nice addition to our already strained bank account.

    Saturday, we’re headed to Delaware to go see my folks.  Mom and I are gonna go out and do some shopping, and I’ve already got a ton of coupons at the ready!