After I finished watching Orange is the New Black, I was in a bit of a I-have-no-idea-what-to-watch-next kind of funk. So I decided to kick things a little old school and pick up on Charmed once again. A good friend of mine had bought me the first season for Christmas, but after finishing that I took a break from it for a while. In a way I was hoping to actually buy the series, but since it’s available on Netflix, I cheated.
Charmed was one of those shows I remember watching as a kid. Except, back then, I didn’t know that I came into the series when it was more than halfway over. Watching it now I realize that I believe I started watching it around the fifth season (and currently I’m only on Season Four). So it’s actually nice to be surprised and see that I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the original beginning. Being older now I have a deeper appreciation for the show, and it was one of the best shows I remember watching as a kid. It might even be the best witch show to be created, despite the bad special effects in the first few seasons – but that’s always a matter of opinion.
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It honestly feels like summer just started and the semester just ended, but as August is close approaching, I’m reminded that it’s less than a month away before I have to worry about classes again. Lucky my birthday, my twenty-first birthday, falls on the first day of classes. Talk about exciting, right?
Anymore, summer just flies by. Maybe it’s proof that I’m not spending it how I should, and I know I keep wasting most of this precious free time. It’s taking a lot, but the more each day passes by the more I realize that I can’t keep doing this. I can’t keep doing what everyone else wants. And I know I’ve said it before, hell, I’ve said it plenty of times. But… I don’t do anything, and it all falls apart. My words are meaningless without action. Fear, really, is the main culprit in holding me back. The sad part is that it’s not even fear of being on my own – it’s fear of my mother’s disappointment.
Continue reading Is summer really almost over..?
I think this lack of actually getting a good night’s sleep is starting to get to me. Every annoyance when I’m trying to sleep just aggravates me to the point that I get pissed off. Then I really can’t sleep so I force myself to get up even though I’m still exhausted. I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever start sleeping well again. I have to wake up at least 2 or 3 times in the middle of the night, even just to use the restroom. And then sometimes it takes me forever to fall back asleep. Technically I think a person my age is supposed to get a solid 10 hours of sleep every night. At the very least, 9 hours.
I might get a good 5 hours of sleep before waking up. I don’t get a full solid night’s sleep, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I had one. Maybe that’s why my body just feels so tired all the time, because no matter what I do, I can’t sleep right. Something has got to give soon, before I lose any more of my sanity. Thank God for coffee, at least that helps liven me up.
I almost missed it, but I hope everyone who celebrated had a safe and fun holiday! And got to enjoy some fireworks (: I worked three hours, but was done in just enough time to go see some. Despite sitting in a place with a tree blocking the view, I think I got some nice shots (:
Happy 4th 😀
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Kicking it a little old school. Oh nostalgia.
Sleep is obviously overrated. Well, for me, anyways. Actually, it’s the thing I want the most, but unfortunately for me, I live in a household where no one cares if I’m trying to sleep. So for the past couple weeks I’ve been sleeping restlessly and waking up with headaches. Coffee helps in the morning, especially expresso, but I really would just love to wake up feeling refreshed for once.
I live with my mom and her boyfriend, and they not only both work at the same store, but they work night shifts together. So they’re used to staying up all night and sleeping during the day. The problem is, they also both think it’s perfectly okay to talk extremely loud and play music all night. And drink. So when I attempt to go to sleep after midnight, I wind up crawling into bed and, naturally, fall asleep for maybe an hour and then I’m awake until they go to sleep. Except I’m so exhausted, all I want to do is sleep, and getting out of bed is out of the question. My frustration will start building, and… then I start to cry because no matter how hard I try, I just can’t sleep. I have an A/C in my room that helps a little. When it kicks on the sound drowns out most of the noise. Then it kicks off after it gets cold enough.
Continue reading Misery Loves it’s Company
Here’s to another day of being called in to work early! I don’t mind the extra hours. Hell, I need the money so I can start saving up. Which I have been, a little bit at a time. Honestly I’m not completely sure what I’m saving up for these days. I need a car, need to get my license… but yet the real reason why I started saving my money was to save up for a plane ticket to California. There’s someone there I really need to meet, and well, tickets from where I’m at aren’t exactly cheap.
But back to the topic at hand – Work! I’ve been at my job for a little more than a year and a half. I’m at that place where all it takes is me punching in and I’m straight to work. Which, also, at my job is rather non-stop from the moment you walk in. Something always needs to be done, and at a 24/7 convenience store that makes food, we get our fair share of customers even in the summertime.
This is my first job, and I’m rather proud of myself for making it this far and I’m still improving. To me, that’s an accomplishment. Plus every year I’m there I get more benefits and a $0.50 raise, which is incentive itself for staying.
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This show has to be one of the most talked about shows these days. Especially for a Netflix original! I only recently got Netflix, or rather I’m using my step-brother’s account). One of his conditions for me using his Netflix was that I needed to watch this show, Orange is the New Black, because it’s a “must-watch” and “super good!” So I told him alright, because I kept hearing about it and wanted to see what all the hype was about. And, also, right before I started watching this show I finished up another excellent drama called Prison Break (2005-2009), and it happened to fall in a similar theme.
Let me just say – the only thing I really new about OITNB is that there was a transvestite and lesbian action in it. Now I’m not gay myself, but I don’t have a problem with anyone who is (in fact, my step-brother is gay himself). Actually the fact that there are not that many shows that involve mainly lesbians or gays are rare to begin with. And the only show I know of, other than this one, that was close enough to involving someone who was transgender, was Degrassi.
Continue reading Orange Is the New Black, Netflix addicting!
It’s been awhile since I’ve made a post on here, but who knows, maybe I’ll actually keep my promise to myself to actually post more often? I created this blog as a way to not only help with my writing, but to get things off of my chest and out in the open. I’ve felt so drained lately between work and family issues, I don’t even know sometimes.
When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, I’ve been wondering a lot lately about the value of friendship. People who say they’re there for you, or people who say they want to hang out, but when you ask them? Busy. Every time. It really makes you start to question yourself. Did you do something wrong? Or do they, underneath it all, just don’t like you and don’t want to be mean about it? This past year I’ve needed friends more than anything. Everything has come crashing down on me, and sometimes, I really do find a great friend to confide in. But what happens when the bad hits you more often than not and when you’ve reached the point of breaking down? Nobody is around.
Continue reading In Need of Some Change. Badly
I’m coming to the conclusion that, indeed, being busy is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Working part-time and going to college wouldn’t be too bad, but having a ton of my stress coming from my home life makes it hard. I feel like I’m wanting to do too much and I just don’t have the time. I want to do well this semester, but well, it’s halfway through and I’m barely making average. The stress is killing me. To make it worse, I’m working every single Saturday and Sunday, so I don’t get a day off to just unwind. I need a 24 hour break from life, I think it’d do me a world of good!
On to other things, I’ve been dying to get back into writing! Which, in a way, completely sucks due to my busy schedule. I’ve had ideas I’ve been playing around with in my head for stories, but I feel that if I don’t start them soon they’ll just fade away. My spring break begins this weekend, but I’m pretty positive I’m not going to have the time for writing, I have classes I need to be cracking down on if I want to start doing well. It’s going to go by fast, I know it will.
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