So I moved into my new Apartment in September. Cool little setup. 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor (out of 2). Fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Works for me!
Except, I didn't realize I had unwanted neighbors upstairs.
Nasty buggers live in the ceiling. At least once a week they hit the heating venting stuff, knock it around and wake me up. This past week they've been getting into our chimney and little paws have been coming out of the dapper.
Sadly, everytime I tell the apartment maintenance, they set a trap, and release it behind the complex rather than far far away. So it comes back.
I hate them. And they love to taunt me.
So I bitched at the Apartment office. They sent someone out today (3/4) to do some Raccoon preventative measures (traps, making sure holes in the roof tiles or whatever are patched) and it was all cool.
I just heard the raccoon pulling and scraping at the roof for 5 minutes outside of the ceiling. After this, ba-BAM. Raccoon in the ceiling once again.
That damn thing apparently just needs to be in there.
10 years agoTana
10 years agoTana
I don't know where else to post this.
At the end of September, one of my co-workers was killed in a car accident. She was 24, and I had known her for less than 3 months since she had moved to Indianapolis and started her new job at Apple. However, because I work where I do (yay Apple) in those 3 months, I had come to know her and love her as a good close personal friend as well as a respected co-worker. Not only did we work together during work hours, but we also went out to the bars, attended parties, went out to dinner, and the usual fanfare of twenty-something social people.
Today is her birthday, and I didn't know.
I suppose I should thank Facebook and the users of such a site for informing me of such things, heck it was the site that told me of her untimely death in the first place. But in so many ways, I hate it. I hate the whole circumstance. Why does someone so young have to die? Why do we never seem to know more about a person until it's too late? and why do I care so much when I never really knew her all that well?
I suppose some researcher somewhere would give me some answer that her death has affected me in such a way because it merely reminds me of my own mortality. And if I were to meet such a person and they were to give me that answer, I would tell them to go fuck themselves. She was my friend, I barely knew her, and I miss her.
11 years agoTana
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
11 years agoTana
All is well on the Indy Front. I have a new Job working as a Mac Genius Admin at the Apple Store Keystone. Which is like...my dream job. So pretty much amazing
But to share (Cause I have a tendency to share random webpages) FailBlog. Some of the photos are OBVIOUSLY photoshopped, but others....not so much.
You can hate me later
11 years agoTana
I haven't forgotten about Rooster Teeth. I still enjoy visiting this site, and all the fun therein.
I graduated last Saturday. After the amount of crap I had to put up with in order to actually graduate and receive my diploma...damn straight I'm ready to be out of there. It was one of the happiest days of my life, I couldn't stop smiling because I couldn't believe I had actually finished.
Sadly, a mere week later, my Labrador Retriever had to be put down. He had been diagnosed with Canine Cardio myopothy the Monday after I graduated, and he went downhill fast in so much that he had to be carried outside to relieve himself and couldn't stand upright. The disease destroyed his heart and its ability to sustain life. it was one of the saddest days of my life.
This next week should be happy though! I start my new job for Apple on Tuesday being a Mac Specialist, or a fancy name for Retail Girl, but none the less, how happy! The next Monday, I start a paid internship at Comcast Cable for the summer in their Human Resources Department. Huzzah!
and that's that.
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