Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Death of a Co-Worker

I have lost various people over the last few years but mainly they have been family members. Today I found out that a co-worker in Memphis lost her battle with breast cancer this morning. Being here at work, I am thinking of the things she taught me, trained me on, joked with me about. We had some issues, we hit heads a few times, but I really and truly respected her and will miss her. She was so strong, her strength could be scary at times. She was full of life and laughter, always smiling.

I am thinking about signing up for a Race for the Cure kind of thing in her name. I would donate if I had the cash.

I feel badly that I didn't contact her after hearing about her illness. I did attempt to add her on Facebook but that was all. I will light a candle for her tonight.

Rest in peace Elizabeth Garrison. <3

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poor Bettie!

Bettie is my car, and the poor thing can't seem to get started anymore. It might just be the cold weather, but what if she needs a new battery? That would just suck. I am going to recharge her battery tonight and then instead of every few days I plan on starting her up EVERY day.

In other news, I didn't go see a movie at all because people weren't feeling well. There is still time though!

Last night I met with the Dean of the Advancing Studies college I attend about taking my final. I missed it due to being ill and it looks like I will be taking it on Wednesday the 20th. I have decided that for now it will be my last class for a while. I want to have more time to breathe, more time to be social, and more time to myself as well.

I am not sure what else to write so I guess that means I should stop. Until next time...

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Colds are just not fun. I am dragging today at work. I had left work early Tuesday and stayed home yesterday but apparently my body needs more time to heal. If only I had the leave, ha ha. Oh well. Almost half-way through (not really). I think I can make it 5 more hours though. This is my second time getting a cold this season. Figures.

I might be seeing The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes tomorrow night. The plan was to see New Moon, but alas, it will no longer be in theaters on Friday. Anyone seen the Sherlock Holmes movie? Is it decent? Will I run screaming from the theater?

Tuesday night I went out (yeah I know, I was sick enough to leave work so I shouldn't have gone out...) to a taco night with some ladies in a group from the internet. I had a good time and ate yummy tacos! I am hoping to get together with the same ladies next weekend.

This might be wrong of me but I am kind of looking forward to watching Celebrity Rehab tonight. Too bad my roommate will probably be watching stuff. I need to start looking into internet/cable options for when she moves out.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

iTunes Genius

I started with "Wishing Well" by The Airborne Toxic Event since it had been in my head all day yesterday.

iTunes Genius then picked the following:

1. The Limousines - "Very Busy People"
2. The Gaslight Anthem - "Old White Lincoln"
3. Wild Light - "California On My Mind"
4. Ra Ra Riot - "Can You Tell"
5. Death Cab For Cutie - Grapevine Fires
6. Band of Skulls - "I Know What I Am"
7. Cage the Elephant - "Back Against the Wall"
8. Spinnerette - "Baptized by Fire"
9. Tokyo Police Club - "Your English is Good"
10. Silversun Pickups - "Panic Switch"

Now, I am familiar with most of the songs, the only exceptions being Ra Ra Riot and The Gaslight Anthem. I am a fan of the other songs and bands so I would say Genius has done a pretty damn good job.

I don't love Genius though. I know of a friend who is struggling with a disorder and the songs Genius had picked were all pro as far as her disorder goes...not exactly helpful or user friendly. The song she had started with wasn't pro either, it was recovery-based. So I am still on the fence about the wonderfulness of Genius.