Tana

Female
from Castleton, IN

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    • Sleep is becoming a rarity...

      10 years ago

      Tana

      Ugh.

      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.

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      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.

      UPDATE

      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.

    • I suppose this is kinda emo

      10 years ago

      Tana

      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.

      Pace.

    • Because it made me laugh....

      10 years ago

      Tana

      I found this today online. it had me laughing for a good few minutes, so I figured I'd share


      www.27bslash6.com/overdue.html

      Enjoyyyyy

    • copied....

      11 years ago

      Tana

      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

    • You owned this how long???

      11 years ago

      Tana

      So while troubleshooting/shadowing at the Genius Bar this morning....

      I had to teach a guy to use his mighty mouse....

      And it was a 3 year old iMac.

    • Random Website

      11 years ago

      Tana

      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.

      Enjoy.

      You can hate me later

    • Update--Sammich Form!

      11 years ago

      Tana

      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.

      What's new with ya'll?

    • Website to share....

      11 years ago

      Tana

      So I found this website a while ago, but it's still fun.

      Basically the concept is one of the guys draws a superhero and the next draws a superhero to defeat him. And it continues. it's gotten pretty funny.

      Give it a look

      Superest!

    • Life is like....

      11 years ago

      Tana

      *sigh*

      It's been a rough couple of days.

      I've resorted to listening to country music.

      Not that brings me out of my funk, but it makes it more fun being here.

      Very much so.

    • Last year it was WeffRiddles....

      11 years ago

      Tana

      This year we have discovered a new version of web based riddles. These are harder than last years weffriddles

      This year....I present to you
      Orio's Riddle

      Have fun. These ones test your geekiness

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  • Comments (124)

    • Tana

      10 years ago

      I did pass on the wishes. His name is Dustin. He may look familiar? I don't know.

    • Phoenix

      10 years ago

      So how was the wedding? Did you pass on my best wishes?

      What is the groom's name? He looks kinda familiar :-/

    • Tana

      10 years ago

      It was a nice wedding.
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      6772_839849547748_13712058_48469615_6844

      The groom was nice. I didn't meet him till after the ceremony, but he seemed like a nice guy.

      Hope you're finding married life also amazing. I'll hold down the singles fort. *sit*

    • Phoenix

      10 years ago

      Thats awesome!

      And no, I didn't know...

      Tell her I say 'Congrats' if you read this before the wedding :)

    • SloeBombFizz

      10 years ago

      I suppose I really should have posted my journal a day early if I expected them to see it.

    • Phoenix

      10 years ago

      I heard a rumor that chrissie was engaged

    • SloeBombFizz

      10 years ago

      Hey!

      Whatsa shaking in your part of the states?

    • Phoenix

      10 years ago

      There are Apple stores all through Sydney and Melbourne

    • Phoenix

      10 years ago

      Australia is always lovely this time of year :P

    • Phoenix

      10 years ago

      Hola :)

      How's things?

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Four on a hub and another on the keyboard smiley8.gif

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Oh, I've been planning this for a while now. I've got a nice job waiting for me out there that's paying about three times what I make now. So yea. I've just been having apartment troubles.

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      yes, that did make my jealousy meter jump up two points. i pet that would be very pokey though

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      ok, now i'm officially jealous.

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      You work for an Apple Store? Very cool. I think I'd like working at one of those.

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Slow down, I'm scared.
      Guy: No, this is fun.
      Girl: No it's not. Please it's too scary!
      Guy: Then tell me you love me.
      Girl: Fine I love you. Slow down!
      Guy: Now give me a BIG hug.
      Girl hugs him
      Guy: Can you take my helmet off and put it on yourself? It's bugging me.
      (in the paper the next day): A motorcycle had crashed into a building because of brake failure. Two people were on it, but only 1 had survived. The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his brakes broke, but he didn't want to let the girl know. Instead, he had her say she loved him and felt her hug one last time, then he had her wear his helmet so that she would live even though it meant that he would die.

      If u love any one this much...let them know...before its too late... I love you 4 ever.....and always 2 the end....i cant live without ya.....b-cuz ur my friend..... Send this to 10 ppl in the next 5 min....and....u will get kissed on friday by the love of your life.... DONT BREAK THIS . 2morow will be the best day of your life.
      However, if u don t send this 2 @ least 10 ppl by at least 12:00 2nite u will have bad luck in your love life 4 the rest of your life

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Eh, not really. There is a mac store in Denver and another in Boulder, but it's not worth it to move just for a retail job. And I do have a job now, but the apple one would pay better and not be as much actual "work." So oh well. I'll see what happens and maybe somewhere down the road I can get something better than what I have.

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      I would apply for an actual Apple Store, but there isn't one in this town yet. Otherwise I'd be all over it!

    • Phoenix

      11 years ago

      Thanks, much :)

    • Phoenix

      11 years ago

      Do us a favour and say hi to her for me? And get her to e-mail me or something? I've not heard from her in ages :-/

    • Phoenix

      11 years ago

      Hey, have you heard from Chrissie lately?

      She never responded to my last few e-mails :-/

    • Phoenix

      11 years ago

      No... I got up to Kelsey Grammar, and then got distracted with something else, and never got back to it :-/

    • SloeBombFizz

      11 years ago

      Wow! I didn't expect a contribution from someone who'd known him. Admittedly, I would have preferred some personal stories like this when I posted about Norman Mailer dieing. Now HE was a great guy as well as being a tough old bird.

      Hearing that Knievel was a bastard just affirms what I'd thought. It sounded like he wasn't much of a human being.

      Thanks for sharing your insights.

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      Well both me and my Katie are running office 07 with no problems. She's also only using 512 RAM and a standard Pent 4.

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I took it before.

      I was all green light.

      You need 512 RAM to run 1 G was the recommended.

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I figured.

      My laptop is 3.6 G processor with 1.25 G RAM.

      It would be fine running it, and it's already 3 1/2 years old.

      The problem is that I really don't want it to take all of my resources and run slower than it would if I was running XP. I figured that the slow down would out weigh the need to upgrade. So for now I'll just stick to my Modified XP that just looks like Vista. Or maybe I'll just redesign it so that it doesn't remind me of Vista...

      Anyway, thanks for the advice and help.

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      Its an inside joke with my girlfriend ;)

    • Nini

      12 years ago

      hey there stranger.. its been like forever.. how are you doing?

    • Merny13

      12 years ago

      when did you become my friend?

    • Nini

      12 years ago

      hey you.. how are you doing?

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      hey
      hows it been

    • CaptViolence

      12 years ago

      Ahahaha. Thanks. So far it's going well--as it turns out, I don't have to confront my old advisor, I just have to get a new one, and the process for that is underway. smiley0.gif

    • Nini

      12 years ago

      hi there thanks for the add.. how are you doing?

    • muddslide109

      12 years ago

      Thanks. smiley1.gif

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      oh yea
      well i guess i really didnt hear anything then
      must of been the wind

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      cool
      yea i wouldnt know
      but i hear

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      thats freaking awesome
      and question
      is your friend getting married in vegas

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      cool
      so whos present is this from
      your friends

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      yea pretty much work
      and vegas nice
      are you 21 or going to be by then

      Post edited 5/07/07 8:48AM

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      cool cool
      so now what are you up to this summer since schools out

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      thats good
      you have to move very far

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      haha
      howd they go you think

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      Yes
      i was needing a partner

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      Nothing internet related... Just more things outside internet land that need attention :-/

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      As in, I am gradually getting further and further away from RvB, and there is a chance that that was my last journal... But I think I will prolly do at least one more... Althought it wont be for some time...

    • CaptViolence

      12 years ago

      Ahaha. Yeah, that box thing is why I'm gonna try General Engineering first. If it's just the stupid rocks I can't stand, then I'm still good at this school. It won't be unless I hate engineering, too, that I get the Bachelor in Being Homeless.

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      haha
      yea
      nice i dont want to get in the way of all that fun
      ok

      Post edited 5/05/07 5:30PM

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      haha
      yea
      good choices of teams too
      you should hook me up with some irish tickets lol

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      no
      i know plenty of people that dont get soccer
      so you go to the football games or tailgate

    • jdbcamp414

      12 years ago

      well kinda rivals
      but im an Irish football fan
      pretty much like all of IU
      no one gives a shit about our football team
      but in soccer.....now were rivals

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