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So of course after having a tooth abcess… I realize the tooth has to come out.  Holy fucking painful.  Apparently to take out a tooth with an abcess it takes double the anaesthetic,  which wears off twice as fast. It didn’t even last 15 min. Maybe 10. We were leaving to get the fabulous pain pills… and the pain ran me the fucking over. I wanted to die. Plus, no air conditioning in the car meant I also wanted to puke everywhere.  Thankfully, after 5 days of eating cheesecake,  eggo waffles, eggs, and mashed potatoes (oh and Percocet) I feel better. Still uncomfortable, but livable.

For those 5 days I just slept as much as I could. Watched a little TV and played Wildstar when the percs worked well.

So I have 2 weeks til I go back home and there are still a few people I have yet to see.  Luckily, I get to see Jena tomorrow! ! So very excited to hang out and see the baby belly.  Everyone else better get their shut together before they miss me!

 

My niece has been doing puzzles the past day and just kept doing little ones. So today I made her bust out the 750 piece Thomas Kinkade Dream Collection – Cinderella puzzle. She actually helped this time and it took like 6 hours.  She wants to do the giant castle next.

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Not only did I just get wifi back after being like 5 days without it, but it is raining!  And I don’t mean a little.  The backyard here in Arizona is flooded, and the street is flooded onto the sidewalk.  Some great thunder and lightening! Of course, my niece didn’t get to sleep before it so she’s a bit freaked out, but the dogs will keep her feeling safe.

The other day while not having access I wrote a post thinking I’d be back on the next day… since I wasn’t .. here ya go!

While digging through information about Elizabeth Bathory for my paper rewrite I stumbled upon something rather interesting. A movie that I had been meaning to see again for some time, Stay Alive, was based on Elizabeth Bathory. Not by any means is it historically accurate – I mean come on it bases the story in New Orleans.. centuries after the real one lived. But, it is still an amazing movie.

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I’ve been trying to watch this recent season of Orphan Black, but the internet has not been kind. In fact, I am writing this to post tomorrow because the router died. No gaming, no streaming. It’s a hard life. haha.

It is nice to have a quiet house while the kids are with their dad, but it’s odd too, I almost don’t know what to do with myself. Lucky for me I have movies to watch and things to write. I do wish I had things to code as well.

For now I am enjoying Les Miserables. I truly love this movie. The actors really put all they had into it. While I’m speaking of musicals I highly recommend seeing the play Into the Woods starring Bernadette Peters. They are making a movie version that will be out in December, and it has a lot to live up to in my eyes.

And recently we spent a bit of time teaching the kids about the ‘old movies’ we love.  We introduced them to The Princess Bride and The Breakfast Club.  In the next week or so we will find some more for them to love.

 

So like most places, Arizona is unusually hot this summer.  Like so hot we don’t go swimming during the day.  And the one day I did we spent 6 hours at my bestie’s pool and wanted to die after lol.

It’s fun hanging out with the kids for the most part.. and then there is the part where they annoy the crap out of me and won’t leave me alone.  Luckily, my nephew goes to summer school in the afternoon so I get a little break from him.  That does leave us with my niece who can’t seem to find enough to do and has to constantly ask us to do stupid crap.  Which makes me wanna scream.

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4th of July is coming up and I don’t know about all of you but I plan to swim, eat bbq, and drink a bit.  Should be an interesting time.  I hope all of you have fun and stay safe!

On a sadder note, I was informed that when I get home to Maryland that we might be down a dog.  Sissy is 16 years old and has been acting weirder than usual. I can’t say this is sudden, but it’s still unwanted.

We are watching Pitch Perfect for like the millionth time because my niece is obsessed. She seriously knows this movie by heart.  Although, it is cute when she dances along.  I’m going to go melt in a corner now because it’s freaking 104 degrees outside and barely after 1pm.  Popsicles have become my best friend!

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P.S. Blue rocks.

A lot of you know that whenever a big “break” comes up – winter or summer – I go visit my family and friends in Arizona.  The upside to being an underpaid tutor is summer off!  Although, I can’t wait to get back to work because it is incredibly rewarding to watch students get that ‘aha’ moment and start to shine.

Just before leaving to come visit Arizona I went with Kristen to see Maleficent. See it. I freaking loved this adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, and I’ve seen a lot of versions.  The movie is amazing.

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Angelina Jolie has always been one of my favorite actresses and she really knows how to be the perfect villain.

So far vacation has only consisted of a little drinking, a bit of swimming, lots of being annoyed by my niece and nephew, and a little baking.

I totally forgot to take pictures, but so far this week we made homemade pizza, homemade bagels, and my sister made the best cookie bars ever.  Apparently the bagels rocked because all 12 were gone before 24 hours was up.  I’ll have to try different versions with this household as guinea pigs.

I keep trying to work on redoing my Alice site, but the kids bug me about each little thing I’m doing and “why is it taking so long?”  Hopefully, I’ll get a little free time this weekend so I can get things rolling.  I am hoping that my best friend’s little sister wants me to create her a site (she’s a fabulous artist) so that I have something to do this summer, because I miss coding all day!  Of course, come fall I’ll complain of coding too much when I go back to school for my Bachelors.

Crossing my fingers I can do something about our internet here at my sister’s tomorrow because it keeps eating shit whenever I want to stream a game or show.  Which makes me and my nephew super cranky.  Tried to watch Pacific Rim earlier so I could get my Charlie Hunnam fix and it died like 20 minutes in.  I’m losing it waiting for the next, and sadly last, season of Sons of Anarchy.  I am super excited to see who Marilyn Manson’s character is.

The upside and downside of being somewhat emotionally stable is boredom.  I don’t really care and I don’t really feel like doing things, but want to do things at the same time.  How do ‘normal’ people handle this all the time?  At least when I’m being all bipolar things are interesting.

Another project I’m going to work on this summer is recreating a paper I wrote years ago on the evolution of vampires in our culture.  It’s sad that they are no longer scary.  I much prefer the blood and guts versions.  It is interesting to see how we progressed to sparkling vampires and I hope I can find some of the same references I had.  I still can’t believe I lost both the written paper and the file on my flash drive.  Probably threw it away in some manic cleaning phase. Oh well.

Wow, I can’t believe that it has been almost a year since I posted something.  Time really flies when you are busy!  I am now 1 class away from my second Associate’s Degree, ugh stupid math, and am currently doing an internship.

I finally have a site that I built live. While I am annoyed with her right now, I will share …  andymcfly.com.

For now I cannot share the site I am doing for my internship, but hopefully soon they will approve it and then I can.

During their Spring Break my sister brought her kids up, and they were sooo happy about the snow.  I’m glad someone was, because all of us here in MD were so over it by the time March hit.  Anyway, while they were here we made some awesome TMNT cupcakes!

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They had to have more than just happy faces according to my nephew.. so some apparently had their pizza stolen and had to cry.

I found an interesting show on History… Cryptid The Swamp Beast.  It is a mix of fact and fiction and pretty damn interesting.

OH and don’t forget to go to Curse.com and check out the beta keys for Wildstar.  Seems like it is going to be an awesome game.  I played some of the beta this past weekend and I can say it was pretty good.

On that note.. I’m going to go play some video games since work is slow!

So because I was too lazy to see if anything else was on after watching Grey’s Anatomy on Lifetime, I ended up with a marathon of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers!  I love this show, mostly because people never expect the shit they do from an old person.  But also, because this will be me and my friends when I’m old.  We have actually spent a lot of time (while drinking) thinking of the hilarious/horrible things we can do to people when we are old.  Some of them are quite extreme and outrageous, but hey why not!

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In other news, it is haunting season once more.  Last year we had flies (despite constant cleaning, spraying, and flytraps), odd noises, doors opening with no one there and computers acting up.  Today I was sitting in the living room watching TV and I’m hearing weird noises (which could have been due to wind) and then.. there’s a loud crash of something having fallen.. don’t see anything.. all the dogs are sitting with me, and didn’t find it later.  Hopefully, it won’t act up too much otherwise my friend Megan is never gonna come over again!

Since I was lucky enough to finally get a copy of American McGee’s Alice I thought I’d play it.  The only difficult thing is that since it was made in the 90’s the controls aren’t as good as newer games.  The graphics are pretty darn good for their time, I just have issues because I’m so used to the controls on Alice Madness Returns.  So I put the first one on the back burner and have started going thru Madness Returns again.  I’m almost to the Whalrus and the Carpenter, but I want so badly to get past that part without having to do it again!  I really wanna get to the dollhouse level! So for now I must suffer through.

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So I know she isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I LOVE Emilie Autumn.  I think she is an amazing artist and has so much talent for so many things!  Plus, she’s bipolar like me so seeing how much she has accomplished helps me think I can too!  She recently released a video and one of my friends back in Arizona is actually in it!  Kinda cool to be watching it and then going “oh oh I know him!”  I don’t know what her inspiration was for this video, but it’s the best music video ever.  Just the right mix of fucking crazy, sex, and awesomeness.  Emilie Autumn is about as girly as I get and she’s fairly girly to an extent lol.

I’ve been working on getting my things brought down from my old room to the new, super unexciting but necessary. At least it’s at least 10 degrees cooler down here most of the time now that it’s getting hot, humid, and nasty.  Gonna have to work on my tan soon so that I’m not blinding people when we go to Florida in July.  Crossing my fingers that the internship I requested information about will allow telecommuting, hopefully I hear back on Monday!

Today I noticed that The Bates Motel was on A&E so I thought I’d finally see what all the fuss was about.  I don’t get it.  Maybe because I didn’t watch it from the beginning, but I am so lost about so many things.  And because of that I can’t decide if I like it or not.  It does draw my attention pretty well, but who knows.  I am very excited that Falling Skies season premiere is soon, that show rocks.  This week was the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy and of course they left a huge cliffhanger!  Not as bad as last season, but still one that had me yelling at the tv.  My plan next week is to watch Defiance and see if that’s any good.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention.. Tuesday was my birthday!  My kick ass friend Megan got me a new Jack Skellington wallet!  AND cupcake supplies!  New liners, gel, icing, and sprinkles.  So this week I have to figure out a new recipe to try.  I’m thinking maybe chocolate-orange.  That’s always a tasty combination.  Anyway, now that you’ve finished reading all my jibber jabber.. here it is!

So it’s my second to last day of the semester and I finally “completed” my Alice site revisions.  While it is a project I plan to work on forever, this is what it has turned out to be for my final project. (click the pic to see!)

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With that finished it is time to work on uploading all my digital work to my school blog – Graphically Demented.  That will be finished later today if anyone is curious.  Thursday I present that blog and my final project for my HTML Site.  If you click the heart pic, it will take you to my index page for HTML and all sites I have put together this semester.  None of the content is mine (except the home page for Scotland Tours), but I did all the css and html code (and designed the index page and Scotland Tours pages).

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I am looking forward to some time to relax, play Guild Wars, catch up on my favorite shows, and work on my personal web site.  About the only thing I have been able to discover this semester is “Hemlock Grove” a netflix series.  SO ADDICTIVE!  I was hooked 5 min into the first episode.  I can’t wait for the next season! Take a peek!

 

I can’t name this post Valentine’s Day.  I’m not a big fan of it.  Not because I don’t have a boyfriend or any of that (cuz I have plenty of friends n family who would be my valentines), but because I just don’t really like it.  I don’t need one day out of the year where I say “I Love You.” I say it everyday.  Plus, I would really rather look at the anti-valentines day stuff. Or the kinky stuff!

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Now this heart I can get behind.  Blood n handcuffs!  What better way to make me smile?

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And of course, Billy Madison.  Who can forget the creepiest, most sexual harrassingest (yes, i know it’s not really a word!) teacher EVER! This is always a favorite of mine to watch.

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Something I love.  I can’t get enough of this game.  I love everything about it.  If you know it then you know what I mean, and if you don’t .. check it out!!!

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2 of my favorite kids on Earth.  I love them soo much! And miss them =(

Now I have to leave you with something to think about.  I will give you my answer next post, and I hope some of you will comment about what you’d do.

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