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Use twitter, FB, whatever else, I'm always logged in. Yes, you create an account at first. And yes sometimes I think it's not worth it to comment if I have to create at account. But usually it's news articles and other things I read where I feel that way. If it's something I read every day, then creating an account once is no big deal. Or, you can be like my parents, who complain about having to make an account for EVERYTHING... (omg...)
1 year, 10 months ago on I’m Going To Be Making It Easier For You To Comment (and why I’m sad about this)
The problem with diets is that you can't do them forever. You get bored and you crave stuff. That's why the best solution is to allow yourself the treat, just not as often as normal. I mean, you already bike to work, so just cutting out a couple of pizza slamming sessions should do ya. If you think about it calorie-wise, each piece of pizza, with cheese and meat and grease is probably... 250 calories. Which means merely 2 slices has you at 500; yikes! Good luck on the goals. I don't ever "set" goals... I just do shit and see results. lol
1 year, 10 months ago on Should I Surrender or Push Hard? (or at least come up with a better title – ’cause that one sucks)
nice story! Good advice!
1 year, 10 months ago on I Plan My High School Reunions Because Nobody Wanted to Make Out With Me in High School
Sorry DJ - I'm one of the reasons you're down 30%!! I'm, going through some hefty shit right now, have horrible internet, and just haven't felt like reading your blog and/or commenting. Not your fault. I'm just dealing with stuff. Sorwy :(
1 year, 10 months ago on One Month To Go – Don’t Screw It Up!
I actually think Jackson Galaxy is stationed in Chicago.... lol I tried the plug in once because my cat loved to scratch the side of our bed at night while we slept. Unfortunately, because it wasn't a hormone problem but a "I need food and attention" problem, it didn't help one bit. He finally stopped doing it a few months ago (it's been probably 4-5 years now) because it took that long to train - not only my husband and myself not to react, but our cat to realize that nothing, not even a scream or a foot movement was going to come from scratching the end of the bed. I believe that even a foot kick to scare him away was "positive reinforcement" for him. Extremely hard to wake up to him ripping apart my bed sheets and not do or say anything about it. >_<
1 year, 10 months ago on I Made a Cat Fancy Reference in this Post
@tfpHumorBlog lol there's a difference between not washing a dish, and throwing pizza crusts and other bread objects in the sink to let rot for days as it soaks up all the liquid. lazy-asses. YUCK.
1 year, 11 months ago on I Scored A Turkey Breast!
@tfpHumorBlog It was $5 Friday. I think they're normally $8.99 or something.
1 year, 11 months ago on I Wish The Rest of the World Hated Sour Cream
@tfpHumorBlog http://katjaneway.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-10-yr.html here this will explain it. Can you do ours next time?!
1 year, 11 months ago on I Wrote What YOU Told Me – Part I
Writers always re-read their stuff. I go back and re-read stories all the time. Mostly stories that I'm editing, but finished ones too sometimes... because I feel that I'm never really done editing them. I love re-reading my stuff because obviously I enjoy the content lol And I write just about every day too, so it's technically the same thing :P
1 year, 11 months ago on I Promise To Go Back and Reply To All Your Comments!
This disturbing. I wonder how much it would cost to get one follicle laser removed. lol
1 year, 11 months ago on I Can’t Stop Obsessing About The One Hair That Grows Sideways On The Underside of My Chin
I get my hair cut every 8 weeks at $50 a pop including tip. I really like my hair stylist too. I never used to have one. I grew up going to super cuts etc for $8 haircuts and waited like 6 months between. But I really don't have the kind of hair u can just "let go" like that. Too thick and curly and crap. I went to this place on a whim because I had a coupon. They paired me with Oliver, who also enjoys World of Warcraft, and I'm never going back to that old way ever again! lol
1 year, 11 months ago on I Just Found Out I Spend More On My Haircuts Than My Girlfriend
I'd be curious to see if you could funny-up one of mine. You've got a unique sense of humor and now I'm curious, dagnabit!
1 year, 11 months ago on I ReWrote Annie’s Post
lol. Just... lol
1 year, 11 months ago on My Mark On The Internet – Sigh…
You're lucky. I've been slowly moving up in years; it's kind of funny how it works. I'd been saving money with some kind of weirdo makeshift school savings account since the 4th grade. By the time I was 18 dad said he'd match the amount so I could buy my first car. So, $1,000. lol That got me a 1984 Reliant K. As crappy as it was, it ran perfectly fine. Then I moved up to a '95 Mercury Mystique (please give me my Reliant back!). Then a '00 Buick Century (old people car but very luxurious). to a '05 Chevy Malibu. I also own an '89 Chevy Celebrity. Damn I love that car. Inherited it from my Grandma. It's about ready to go ker-plunk, though. I'd never be able to afford a new vehicle. Every car I've gotten besides the Reliant was purchased in an emergency situation where we had to scrape and scrounge for any money down. For once I want to go to a lot with some down payment in hand. Probably won't happen when the Celebrity finally dies, though. Sigh.
1 year, 11 months ago on I Drive A Jaguar – A Confession
Wow, I'm sorry but... a cigarette starter kit? I can't even say how wrong this is on every level. How horribly evil and wrong it is. *shakes head sadly*. I should win the contest just so I can throw it into the garbage :P
1 year, 11 months ago on ThoughtsFromParis Vapor4Life Contest!
Two things... Yeah, you should have ID's in order to vote. Of course, I've only done Absentee my whole life and I have no idea how they would handle that with us. But I think that only US citizens and legal immigrants should be voting. Number two... the Monkees do NOT suck. Pleasant Valley Sunday and Day Dream Believer were awesome, yo.
1 year, 11 months ago on How Not To Blow a Radio Interview
Oh and, although avocado earrings would surely be the bomb, I don't have pierced ears cuz I'm allergic to nickel so I was like "F this". lol
1 year, 11 months ago on I Have Two Neck Vaginas!
Or not... cuz I have no idea how to DM a twitpic. I'm lame lol I just set it to ur twitter.
@tfphumorblog I'll tweet you the picture! In a DM, I guess. heh.
I'm one of "those people". Hopefully my to-do lists dont annoy him too much lol I usually try to keep a list in my head, though, unless its groceries. My memory sucks too. I get that pointed out to me often when Hubby starts talking about something I can't remember every happened. Yesterday. lol and when I talk about a memory, I'm all excited like "OMG I remembered this - be proud of me!!" lol
1 year, 11 months ago on I’ve Used Women As My To-Do List – A Confession
lolz. I need this
1 year, 11 months ago on The Real Reason You Need 30k Twitter Followers
I'm controlling too. It's hard for me to trust my husband with things that have to do with running the household. I don't trust him to pay the bills on time or things like that, so I do it myself. If a therapist were to tell me to let it go and have him do it, I'd be freaking out the whole time wondering if the bills got paid. I keep an extra tight hold on the money. Although I think he might be good for it, he's shown me in the past of both responsibility and the complete lack of it, so it's hard to know for sure.
Oh, and be careful around those geese. They can and will attack >_<
1 year, 12 months ago on Cat Pee Tarp Purchased
I spend entire weekends without ever touching my car. Any shopping and whatnot better get done on the weekdays, cuz once i'm home I'm staying put. I can't even force myself to go out there - just too lazy. "I need milk. Oh well, dried cereal is just as good." (ps, that's never actually happened to me, but it COULD).
1 year, 12 months ago on Let’s Leave The Condo On Sunday!
I totally get it. I'm that way too towards my husband. He feels like he never does anything right because I always tell him what he's doing wrong. My advice is to make sure you NOTICE all the little things and make sure you MENTION them. It may seem obvious to them "yeah, of course I did good (by vacuuming)" but they want you to notice and praise them. Of course - I want the same thing. "Didn't you see that I took out the garbage?" The little things really add up in the end. I've gotten better, but I know I'm not done yet. I still nag him about stuff. I'm still trying to "make him better" as it were. But I also make sure to thank him for the little things he does, too.
2 years ago on Let’s Talk About My Personal Life!
You're a braver man that I! (Especially since I'm not a man). That's all I got :P
2 years ago on My Little Pig
Lol I know that maneuver, I do it too. Considering you bought so much "crap" you must not have bought a lot of regular food for it to only come to $150 lol I've spent that much at Costco and barely bought anything! And I'm pretty sure my husband and I combined make less than you do lol. The food must be cheap where you live. But I've seen people ring up $150+ of groceries before. Then again, I live in a spritzy area.
2 years ago on You, Too, Can Do the ’83 Madonna
@RachRiot all I'd care about is recognition. o_o
2 years ago on Worst Thing I Do – A Confession
You shouldn't worry about it too much. I mean, it's okay to feel bad, but just know that you're not the only one who does it. I was all over Napster and Kazaa etc back in the day, but my excuse was that I was finding music that was normally not easy to find/get. I loved Japanese anime music, and who wants to pay $30 for an import CD, right? I couldn't even afford that, I was only a teen. And then I felt as if I was wasting money buying a whole CD for one song - I'm glad it's not like that anymore because I STILL feel that's a total rip off. Problem is, even now, I still steal the music. I'm not downloading whole albums or anything, still just one or two songs, but the point is, I'm still doing it. What's my excuse this time? Well amazon and itunes of course. I'm not a freaking mac user - I don't want my files is some damn .aac format. And Amazon DRMs their files so you can't play them anywhere. It's stupid. But that's not even where it ends. My husband is the one that has the easynews account. We get everything off of there. Even movies that haven't come out on DVD yet. We managed to find a leaked pre-release of X-Men Last Stand, and I watched it before they'd even added the digital effects. Very interesting. I used to have ACID Pro... I downloaded the trial off of their website and then found a keygen to unlock the full version, which is like... $400-$600. But then I wised up and just bought ACID Music Studio. I don't steal software anymore. That's where I draw the line. I'm still using MS Word 2000 because I can't afford anything better. And that's okay.
Yes, it's what I call the "domino effect". I always think this way, even with simple things like rearranging furniture. "if i put this here, this this can go here, and that can go there, and then we'll have room for this" type of thing. Maybe poeple just need to have certain logical or logistical thinking before they'll accept something like "everything happens for a reason".
2 years ago on Everything Happens For A Reason?
Lol that's so true! Except for the fish people. I'm kind of a fish person. It's mezmerizing to watch fish swim. I own a cat not really because I want to earn any validation (I get rejected more often than my hubby. Stoopid hubby) but because I'm lazy and cats can take care of themselves. So much better than dogs! :P
2 years ago on These Goddamn Butterflies Better Land On Me!
I had a hummingbird attempt to get nectar out of my ear once. omg you have no idea what that felt like. I was just walking in the yard and all of a sudden: intensely loud buzzing. And I felt something close to my ear. And I freaked, and saw the hummingbird fly away. I was like DUDE; that just happened. lol
@knightndaze @Stephanie Force I'd like to comment here and say although one shouldn't SAY "everything happens for a reason" because really, that's not a comfort to anyone in shitty times, it can be true. My comment earlier stated that not EVERYTHING happens for a reason, but if you look back on something to what you are today, it happened for a reason, did it not? The only reason I'm commenting here is because my fiancee died in 2005. I had just graduated from HS in 2002 with no college or anything, so I was working retail, which I hated with a passion. But we couldn't afford to go to school or anything... we were barely surviving. And then he passed away. Because of that, I lost my job at Grocery Outlet, and was forced to move back in with my parents. Instead of them sending me out into KFC, they thought to help pay for some schooling for me. I ended up taking a 3 month medical billing course (which is all they could afford) and got temp work in medical records thanks to my newfound knowledge. That experience doing temp work in medical records gave me the slight edge I needed to find my perfect job. Now I'm working in a place that I love, and that never would have happened otherwise. Or, maybe it would have, but we'll never know. I'm not happy that my fiancee passed away. I would give anything in this world and give up what I have now to go back and save his life. But through his tragic death, things turned out okay for me in the end. That's all I'm saying.
TECHNICALLY, pouring water into a liner garbage can is adverse to the environment because if you pour enough to where it's not absorbed by the surrounding garbage, then it's tossed, inside a plastic liner, where it will never reabsorb into the earth. All the water of the earth is re-used in one big cycle of rain and evaporation. Don't screw with the percentage! lol When you're outside, dump it on the ground. :P
And I totally agree with you about the chicken thing. It's called "bio-degradable". lol
2 years ago on I’ve Started Dumping Water In Garbage Cans
Wow DJ, you are spot on. I do have to point out though, that I believe that phrase was invented to try and convince you to look at the bright side of the present. It's much better used with hindsight. Since we have no idea what our future could have been without "it" happening, then we look back and say "because this happened, I now have this". Because I lost my job, I now have this one I absolutely love. I do that all the time - look back and see what happened to me because this thing happened in my past. Usually, it makes me feel really good about things. But to say that EVERYTHING happens for a reason is a cop out.
wow *sniff* A+
2 years ago on Lil’ Miss Meepers Goes Back Home
@LydeanKenzall Exactly. I used to ride my bike a mile to work, and I was too afraid to drown out all my hearing with earbuds. What if somebody honked at me, or something? I did manage to go with one earbud in and one out - after all, I needed SOME kind of entertainment. lol [I should note, DJ, that you'r reply system isn't working. I don't know if it's Chrome, or your blog, but every time I try to scroll down in order to hit "reply", the comment box disappears.]
2 years ago on Me Vs. Cop – Part II
Good stuff. Reminds me of the time when my hubby and I bought our first car, on my birthday (actually unrelated) and I ask the dealer when he hands me the yellow paperwork in lieu of a plate "What happens if I get pulled over?" Never, EVER... omg. I was 24. And it was my first ticket ever. He didn't even care that I'd had no prior infractions. Must have been trying to fill his quota... he was sitting in a very remote area on a rd no one ever goes on, looking for speeders. Ugh.
I'll give you a few minor ones. I clean out my nose every morning, and dig out my ears with my pinky because they itch. (I've read that earplugs give you excessive earwax which is totally true because I've had to go to the doctor twice in a year to get the plug pulled out.) You wanna see something gross? Yeah, look at the earwax plug that comes out of your ear! Also, I belch really loudly, and my husband says that gross. He's a total hypocrite - he farts up next to me all the time! http://katjaneway.blogspot.com/ My posts are usually pretty entertaining... just not... recently. :P It's a blog about my life mostly so sometimes things get weird >_<
2 years ago on Promote Your Blog on My Blog Right Now – Take III
I know exactly where you're coming from, except my parents are where you were. They're not against going to a butcher, they just don't see the point. But in the end, it's worth it. We don't have very good butchers in my area I don't think. The best I've been to is over an hour away. There, I had the best rib eye steak of my life - and I cooked it! I buy my bacon at a grocery store still, but I at least spring for Flecther's, or Hempler's (which I think is a local brand). So it's more high-end, and you can REALLY tell the difference.
2 years ago on My Dad Just Taught Me I’m Good Enough for High-End Turkey
Sometimes its the exact opposite too. Don't get me wrong - having kids is always a bad idea :P but, if you have a good spouse, they will care for you up and down until you scream at them to leave you alone. Would I drag him to my non-refundable french cooking class? Hells yes. But if it was his turn to do the laundry (btw, we do our own laundry. If I'm sick on the day I need to do it, he'll do it for me) then I'll do it. Cuz I'm a nice gal like that. Having someone to take care of you when you're sick is da bomb. After all, what if it's serious? What if you have explosive diarrhea and you're out of Imodium?! (like this if a horrible image popped into your head! lol)
2 years ago on Passing Out at 8pm is Awesome
I think my divorce would have been the exact same way. Luckily, it's now heading in a better direction and hopefully I won't even be getting one.You're a good friend. I wonder about holding onto that anger though, when her high beams say "kill kill kill!". My issue is holding onto it TOO long, when I should be letting it go. Stewing isn't the best answer, either. Sometimes you need techniques to help calm yourself, otherwise things might explode.
2 years ago on Cheer Someone Up With Fake Twitter Followers
Well good luck!! You're lucky to have such a fast metabolism. I suggest lots of protein. You may not have to get all Atkins'y, but more protein, less carbs means your body will turn to your fat to burn the weight off and not the carbs in your belly. Eating protein is hard for me. Usually, it's more expensive, and you have to like, COOK it. lol Ugh. Too much work!
2 years ago on Shame Will Fuel This Weight Loss
q-tips! You reminded me that I must write about my experience lol. For going back to basics... I agree. I didn't much like the "Let's Get it Fixed" posts either. It seemed like a good idea, but I didn't feel the need to participate, to be honest.
2 years, 1 month ago on Back To Basics
Dude, if you end up not sending the gift card, I will TOTALLY take it off your hands. ;)
2 years, 1 month ago on Birthday Bracelet Bought Blind
You and I are very similar, DJ, but different in one key aspect. While you believe those people are literally lying, I believe I must bring them over to my side, because there's no possible way I can be wrong. And I will make every excuse in the book in order to be right. My stubbornness is like a physical wall that I can't climb over. I can NOT admit that I was wrong, even if I know logically that it will flat out end the argument. Even if I know it means nothing in the long run; even if I really AM right (and yes, sometimes I'm not). But instead of just saying "I was wrong, you were right", I just sit there in silence. And stew. And I can try and try to push the words out, but it just won't happen. And then we're both resentful. Joyful days, those. lol
2 years, 1 month ago on God Forbid You Disagree With Me
I make my own yogurt and prefer to add splenda or truvia. It makes it much better. Or honey, if you could give a rats ass about your intake lol. I bought a jar of apriocot preserves and mix that in. And, it's not that they "add" more protein, but technically, Greek is yogurt "concentrate". You can make it by making a batch of plain yogurt, and then using a tea towel to strain it in the fridge overnight to separate the whey. And boom - Greek Yogurt.
2 years, 1 month ago on The Plain Yogurt Disaster
I moved into my first apartment away from my parents where I was used to 5 acres of land and no neighbors. I was on the third floor with no apartments across from me. After my attempt at building a bamboo barrier on my deck failed, I bought the privacy film... as if people could actually see into my apartment lol on the plus side, though, you can also get it to reflect sunlight if it beats into your space all day.
2 years, 1 month ago on Holding Myself Prisoner
If it were me, I wouldn't even have this problem because the day I would have moved into that condo I would have put up that privacy film on all the windows. There, problem solved! lol We have I think 50 some-odd units are our place. I know NOBODY. Bunch of old people and military. I went to a meeting once and besides the kid that went in place of his mom, I WAS THE YOUNGEST PERSON THERE. Ugh.
I can say first hand that it works... partially. You really REALLY have to make your face blank (don't show that you've been hurt) OR be so good at laughing that it sounds completely and utterly genuine (when it's sooo not). I've laughed at bullies that just look at me all surprised like "okay, she thought me making fun of her putting earthquake cracks in the cement when she walks, funny. Maybe I'm a comedian!" and since I'm God-awful at thinking up comebacks, I either laugh or ignore them (which 99% of the time was my choice.) Mostly, instead of making them feel humiliated, it would give them a satisfied look like "maybe she's not so bad after all".
2 years, 1 month ago on The Best Way To Destroy Someone Emotionally
DJ - did you see the wiki? Scroll down to "Controversy" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America
2 years, 1 month ago on Am I The Crazy One Here?