Friday, October 29, 2010

I've Got a New Haircut!

And you haven't! Or... maybe you have, who am I to know, really. At any rate if you haven't seen it, here's a photo.
What do you think?

Yeah, it is just a crap picture from my webcam but, it's nearly 2 in the morning, what more do you want from me?
If you are wondering why I haven't updated, the answer is simple. I'll even give you a hint: LAZINESS. See that, below? That is a picture of my bed. Doesn't it look comfy? Well, that's because it is.

And yes, I do have some pillows at the other end, sometimes I like sleeping upside down. Who asked you? Also yes, I do have a plush train above my bed. I like it there.

So yes, moving on. Onwards and upwards... (In normal conversation at this point I would be reminded of a play I did in college and would go off on some sort of tangent with no point but, no worries I won't do that here.) *ding* (Another reference to the play.)
I've been working a lot lately offering not much time to spend with friends though, I've been getting better at making time. I've also gotten better at making time to spend with Ophelia.
Isn't she adorable?

*I foresee this blog having quite a few more pictures.
**This is the point of the night where I thought it'd be a good idea for me to start drawing things.
I've been leaving her cage door open when I'm in the room but, she refuses to come out. I think she is afraid because once when I left my bedroom door open on of the cats pounced on the cage. Or, perhaps, she just likes it in there.
This is her cage.

*ding*
For a while there since my last post anyway, it really only lasted a couple weeks... I did have a boyfriend! It didn't work, he was clingy, kind of an ass and I was inattentive... and kind of an ass but, that's a part of my charm, right? He's one of my bosses best friends, it probably wasn't a wise choice to begin with. *ding*
This is a bell.

*DING*
It's nearly Halloween! Yay! I am really excited for my costume this year. It's mostly finished now. Here is a picture of part of the costume.

At that point in the night I thought it would be a grand idea for me to attempt to draw myself holding a sonic screwdriver.... As you can see... that did not turn out well, so here's a photo of my two most important costume pieces.

Okay, I'm done being silly for now. It is way past my bed time and I have to open the store in the morning. I would have already been in bed asleep but, noooo! I had to go and get distracted reading a book. Pfft. Books. Night!

<3
Catherine

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Why I've Not Been Updating.

Yeah, I'm still unpacking...
I'm nearly finished though, and hey! I've got a dresser, bed, bookcase and a desk now!

Check out my wicked Scott Pilgrim poster.


But, hey... progress is progress. I've registered at Houston Community College and I already have 30 credits done from Phoenix so, I should be finished there in just this year depending on how my classes transfer over. I've still got to file my FAFSA but, once that goes through, I'll sign up for my classes which will start in the fall. I'm still looking for a job. I've got the money to get me through until my next revenue sharing check in August so, that's good. Means I can get by for a couple months. If I get enough funding for school, I may not get a job at all or just stick with something part time.

I went to my first Houston party last night. It was tons of fun but, I drank too much. Well, I drank too much on an empty stomach and woke up with a bitch of a hangover. It was a costume party and I went as The Penguin, thus the new profile picture on most of the sites I use.

Other than unpacking and getting to know my roommates friends, not much has really been going on. I've got a new project that I can't really talk about yet. I will when I have more information but, I'm hungry so that's where this post ends.

<3
Catherine

Friday, June 4, 2010

Unpacking*

*this is not a metaphor... maybe it is...


I moved to Houston. I left Auberry on Wednesday, May 26th. I spent two days in San Francisco then drove down to Phoenix. I stayed in Phoenix for nearly three days and then made my way towards Houston. Because I left so late Monday night, I only made it to New Mexico. I drove the rest of the way on Tuesday and arrived at my new home in Houston a little after 5am Wednesday morning.

Then, I slept. Though, not too long. Wednesday afternoon I had lunch with my friend Chris. We sat at the diner for a few hours and talked. It was great to catch up with someone I hadn't seen in such a long time.

Between my last post and now I've had a pretty eventful couple of months though, nothing I really want to go over. Family drama is still going strong and though I feel as if I'm deserting the not crazy parts of my family, it is for my own sanity. I was slowly losing little bits of myself. I can list reasons to why I left Auberry, there are a lot... or, at least... I have a lot of reasons that I use in place of what may or may not be the truth. I haven't decided yet. The opportunity arose for me to leave and so, I did.

Yesterday was my 22nd birthday. I received quite a few birthday wishes and had a nice dinner with my new roommates. I got phone calls from family singing me 'Happy Birthday!' and texts from many of my friends. This year is better than last year but, I can't help but feel a little melancholy. Perhaps it's because of the move, I've never lived so far away from my family before.

Anyway, it's now 4:30 in the morning and I need to get some sleep. I might add to this later. Probably not though.

<3
Catherine

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

He's Dead, Jim.

My truck, or at least what's left of it.


My original plan was to update this weekly. Apparently, I'm very bad at following any sort of schedule. These past couple months since my last update have been a bit of a ride. Since then, I have joined a game of Serenity with some people that I met a a bar in downtown Fresburg. We've made our characters and played a couple times but, the game hasn't really gone anywhere in the two months it's start. A couple people have left the group so, I'm fairly sure the game's not gonna go much further if anywhere at all. It has been fun hanging out. We meet most Saturdays and play other games or just sit around talking. It's nice having a group of friends I can go hang out with in town.

Family drama is seemingly unending as are our get-togethers. There are simply too many birthdays. I am getting used to the drama and I think it's a good thing though I'm not sure complacency is exactly the proper route. I am relearning topics to avoid. (politics, religion, science...)Sometimes it's more than a little frustrating to keep my mouth shut and sometimes, I just can't, like when I referred to god as my brothers imaginary friend. That probably wasn't the wisest thing. I've moved in with my sister Tippy. It's kind of amazing the crazy things she does. My 15 year old niece, Stephanie, has moved in with my parents so, we basically just traded places. It's good for her to get the structure she needs from my parents that she can't get from her mom. Meanwhile, my sister is driving my crazy to the point where I actually had to go somewhere else to write because I can't think when she's around. It's okay though cause I'm moving to Houston in two months, woo! I am super excited for my move and the chance to start again in a new place.

Moving on, I have been babysitting a lot. Most Thursdays I have my sister, Lorna's, girls; Alexis, Ashleigh and Alizabeth.They are great kids and I always have a good time with them. In January I babysat Tippy's younger two kids on whatever days she felt she needed a break. This was during the time when she was on a leave of absence from work. Anyway, it seemed to be most of the time that month but, I was getting paid so nothing really to complain about. I do actually like spending time with the kids when she's not around. When she is around however, the kids aren't so fun. Currently I don't watch them all that often, not since the accident anyway but, I'll get to that in a bit.

For a while I was spending a lot of time in town, mostly job hunting with no luck, though I did spend most of my time at one of the two comic shops in town. Any time spend outside of the house was and is welcome though. I did finally acquire a cell phone at the end of January as well as a truck. I totaled the truck but, the cell phone is fine.

On February 8th I got in a car accident and totaled my truck that I had for no more than 3 weeks in the three mile drive from my parents house to my sister house with her two younger kids, Brittney (10) and King (6) in the back seat. As I was coming down the road I took a turn too wide and one of my tires got caught in loose gravel. I lost control and ended up almost completely upside down in a ditch. Now both kids were buckled up in the back and King was in his booster seat. When I unbuckled myself I fell of course. Luckily, I had my cell phone in my coat pocket and got a hold of 911. I learned that it's really very hard to dial 911 on a touch screen phone when there's blood on it. (I had split open my finger, nothing serious.) After accidentally clicking onto Twitter a few times, I got the the phone function and called 911. While on the phone with them I crawled into the back seat and saw that my niece was up against the door so I unbuckled her. Unfortunately her seat belt got stuck but, I was able to get to my leatherman (which I lost) and cut though the belt. I couldn't unbuckle King because I wasn't strong enough to be able to catch him. About this time someone knocks on the glass. Some people had pulled over to help. I was still able to roll down my window and it was an old friend from high school. He made me get out of the truck first and then he climbed in, got Brittney out then, climbed back in and got King out. Soon after the fire dept. and paramedics showed up and we were safely taken to the hospital.

I honestly thought Tippy was going to be mad at me forever but, she wasn't. Once she realized that her kids were fine, Brittney got a cut above her eye and King didn't have one scratch (he actually said he felt like a bat while he was upside down locked in his chair) and she saw that I was the only one really injured... she put it behind her. I didn't end up too bad. My backs still pretty messed up, I broke a finger and I had a bunch of bruises and a nice knot on my shin where it hit something, I don't remember what. But, we were out of the hospital around 5am the next morning and I tweeted during the whole thing, starting in the ambulance ride.

So, that's pretty much what's been happening in these months of silence. I know it's a long blog but, I had quite a bit to cover. I promise the next one won't be as long. It feels good to finally have this up. Now, I can go to bed... well, maybe after an episode of Stargate.

<3
Catherine

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Xmas, Family and Other Annoyances.


With the holiday season passing, I thought I would talk about what Christmas means in my family.This past week I got a mouthful of what I've grown to expect during the holiday season, note that I purposely spent Thanksgiving not only without my family but, 1,600 miles away from them. It was not only the quietest Thanksgiving I had ever been to, it was also the shortest. Putting Thanksgiving aside, lets go into how the past week or so have been for me. Shortly after I posted last my father tried to get me to go to night church with him and my mom. It is general knowledge that I am agnostic, or rather I thought it was. Apparently my dad didn't know. If he had known I'm sure I wouldn't have immediately gotten yelled at and told that I'm going to hell. Oh, I was also told that I hang around the wrong people. Yes, I made a decision my Junior year of High School because of the people I choose to be friends with now. That makes perfect sense. In short, I didn't go. The next day, my dad acted as if nothing had happened and I'm still his baby. Okayyyy.... sure.

I babysat my eldest sisters kids for 4 days straight while she worked and those nights I played Mary in the living nativity at my family's old church. I sort of got talked into it and by that I mean that I wanted to act. It was actually sort of fun. It was nice to see people I hadn't in nearly a year. Oh, and make jokes about immaculate conception.

Then Christmas came with my 7 nieces, 3 nephews, 3 sisters, 2 brother-in-laws, one brother, my mom, my dad and my weird uncle in tow. It was an experience, one which I'm glad I only have to deal with once or twice a year. The night was made to be extra annoying by some family drama that I won't write about here but, for once attention wasn't directed towards my agnosticism. Lovely. It was, however, filled with bible verses, prayers and a birthday cake for Jesus which my mom made me decorate. It's not that they're meaning to be rude or disrespectful... they just want what, in their opinion, is best for me. Once I got that down I actually became alright with it well, almost. Though I'm still hurt that my family wont respect my decision, saying that I'm not actually agnostic that I only think I am, it's only because they care. The thing that really upsets me is that one of my sisters told me that I'm only doing it for attention, she says the same thing about my pain though so, I can't be too surprised.

I went out with my brother Johnny, his non girlfriend Abril, my sister Lorna and her husband Gabe a few days ago for dinner. I had two Zombies with dinner, which were delicious. We laughed and ate and had fun together, which was new. Afterwards we went to a pool hall where I found a few nerds on the patio. I talked to them for a bit and may be joining a game of Serenity. Awesomeness and win! I went back inside and played a couple games and had my ass handed to me by my brother. I really need to practice.

New years was uneventful as ever... I spent a couple days beforehand with my friend Felisha and her kids. We went shopping and just hung out together. It was very nice. New Years itself was spent at my parents house. I went to bed early and woke up a bit before midnight. Said a couple Happy New Year's and went back to sleep. Such is my exciting life.

<3
Catherine