Posts Tagged ‘family’

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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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!

Things happened so fast I didn’t even have time to warn any of you!  At the beginning of July I drove from Maryland to Arizona.. alone.. longest 3 days of my life!  Got to hang out with my sister and her kids.. partially helping her survive cuz she had surgery.  Then on the 20th we flew to Orlando, FL!  Great week at Saratoga Springs Resort, got the kids to go on Splash Mountain, and did lots of swimming.  The only thing that really sucked was that it rained so much we missed going to the beach.  We did go to Ghirardelli’s Soda Fountain tho! Best sundae ever!!!!

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Now I’m back home with a still swollen and painful ankle, that I twisted in the airplane on the way to Florida.  Nice to get some rest now though.. as much as I love those kids they can wear ya out.  Couple weeks til school starts so it’s time to get ready for that.  Gotta buy some books n such.

 

Disney World definitely needs more Jack Skellington.  He was confined to the corner/one wall of the Christmas shop.  Tragic.  However, I did get myself a new coffee cup and this awesome purse –

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Plus we got to make some magnets, banners, ceramics, and coloring pages at the resort with the kids.

 

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Time to catch up on my gaming.. I’m behind and feel out of sorts since I don’t know whats going on in Guild Wars 2.  Plus, no one is really playing Neverwinter anymore and I’m being subjected to DC Universe.  I think Neverwinter is better than DC… so if you find yourself in need of a free game.. choose the first!

 

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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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Everyone always tells me write what you know, only talk about what you know, don’t pretend you know something about things you don’t know… So I’m gonna write what I know.  I know that I’m almost 29, I moved to Maryland from Arizona about 8 months ago.  I know that I have a sister Becky and she has two amazing kids – Brooke and Bubba (that’s his nickname – we don’t all him by his real name).  I know that not only am I an Aunt to those 2 kids but also to Chloe, Summer, and Ireland.  I know that my mother is kind of crazy and tries to do the right thing, but a lot of times ends up making me and my sister wanna smack her (but we love her – really we do!).  I know that my dad and stepmom are awesome and because of them my sister and I have had a lot of choices in our lives that others may not have.  I know that I have Bipolar Disorder and that I’m trying to not let it get the best of me.  I know that I’ve done a lot of fucked up things in my life and that Karma is a bitch.  I know that I’m smarter than I pretend to be and if I applied myself more I’d do kickass things with my life.  I know that I have a lot of ideas, dreams, and some drive.  I just don’t always know how to start out or get where I wanna go.  I know that I’ve always loved writing – all forms – and I think that doing more of it will benefit me (and maybe some of you!).  I have a lot of life experiences that I can say I wouldn’t have thought I’d have, but they make me who I am.  They  make me that person who people can talk to and that person that annoys everyone on purpose =)

I know that there are a lot of things in life that I don’t understand and probably never will.  I also know that you’re probably getting tired of hearing me say I know. haha.  You should all be prepared for my craziness and all of the randomness to come.  Oh, and if you wanna be mean about my blog or anything in it – Go for it – I have a doctorate in bitchy.

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