Archive for July, 2002

Happy 21st B’Day to me!!!

Sunday, July 28th, 2002

Sunday, July 28 2002

Due to the comments I have been receiving about lack of updates, here you go!!! I’m very sorry for making your lives miserable for the last few weeks. Unfortunately there is no earth shattering news to report. Life is same old but that doesn’t mean that its not exciting! Here is what I have done the past few weeks. Every day I wake up at some point and I usually drink some pop because I am heavily dependent on pop. I smoke a few cigarettes because I am addicted to them. I sit at my computer and stare at the screen. Then I get a shower and watch my soap opera. Courtney usually comes home from work around 5. By that time I have woken up and done nothing. Courtney demands food the minute she walks in the door because she is too dumb to eat on her lunch break at work. She usually makes sad faces at me and wants me to cook food for her. Sometimes I do and sometimes I ignore her. In the evenings I spend time either talking to my boyfriend on the phone or spending some real-life time with him. I have been trying to think of a new design for my page. I learned how to use Dreamweaver, but I can’t seem to design a nice layout that I am not going to hate when I go back and look at it the next day. I have about 4 different templates made now but I don’t like any of them. Tonight I decided to make a frames page with some cool designs but I was too hot to sit here and I was feeling irritated by it. School is starting in less than a month so I doubt a new page is going to surface any time soon. Oh well.

SO, today is my birthday!!! I am 21!!! It was honestly the best birthday I think I’ve had since the year Julie ditched me to go to Seaworld with her dad … LOSER. Seriousy, it was a Grrrreeeat day … I got some cool presents too. Care to know what I got? OK, I will tell you! Nevermind, I am just going to recap the entire day. My day started at 10:48 am this morning. The phone was ringing and I was in a dead sleep. “Grrr phone, DIE PHONE DIE.” I manage to open my eyes and look at the caller ID. Oh yay, its my boyfriend calling me, better answer it! So I answer the phone and Todd tells me to read his profile. SUPER YAY! A birthday present for me already! My first and best present EVER, the sock puppet video, made by Todd and his socks, this morning at like 7am. Sometimes I seriously think he is insane, but it makes me happy … I heart insanity and I heart socks! Todd — you are the best boyfriend ever. After laughing until I almost died, going back to sleep was no longer an option. I showered at some point and watched the sock puppet video several times throughout the day. Around 3:30 Todd appeared with a kitty-bag. The bag was very cute. The tissue paper was also very kittenish cute. I dig into the bag, first coming across 3 Barbie lollipops. Hmm … interesting. Little did I know that the entire bag was filled with Barbie lollipops … I don’t even know how many there are. Not sure what I am supposed to do with them. Hmmm … next — a Teletubbies coloring book, yay!! And then a very interesting card … I love the card — its the cutest card ever, I feel so privileged. I also got a very cute kitten music box thingy. Its not exactly a music box because there is no box. But the kitty plays music, and its adorable! After the presents, we headed to good ol’ FC to collect more presents and go out for some steaky seafood. My mom informed me that my present wasn’t there but she told me what it was. She had “my” ring fixed because she lost a diamond in it. I have never worn the ring because it has been stored away for many years. Apparently it is finally going to be mine on August 8. But I also got a card with 21 dollars and a gold watch (also rightfully mine) however I probably will never wear it in fear that I will destroy it. Anywzz, we headed off to steaky seafood hut to meet my grandparents and get some food. The food was good — I got a steak salad mum mammy yummy. My grandma got me some perfume, a gold bracelet, and some mo mo. My uncle also sent a card with more mo mo. I like mo mo. Yeah. After the ok dinner with my family and obnoxious brother we came back to Pittsburgh. We topped the night off with some good quality time together and Todd went home around 11. I had the best birthday EVA! It was full of merriment and laughter, because I have the funniest, craziest, BESTEST boyfriend in the whole world. I love you!

So I haven’t taken advantage of the being 21 thing yet. That is happening tomorrow, so my birthday is far from being over! Courtney, me, Ash, and the boyz are going to the South Side tomorrow evening to hit up the bar scene. Woo Hoo! It should be fun. Rewind to yesterday (Saturday) — Courtney came home from work and said she was going to bake Julie and I a cake for our BDays. The cake making process, of course, did not occur until like 9PM. But she even decorated it and wrote “Happy birthday Julie and Jess”, and we had candles too! There were only 20 candles, so we had to use a bottle rocket as a makeshift candle. Hehe. I ran it under water and we didn’t light it … I think I learned my lesson with fireworks. The cake was yummy … we ate it, and then spent the evening in the living-room watching the news about the trapped miners. Julie and I began to ask Courtney questions about sex, giving her tips and asking her funny questions. I don’t think she enjoyed it. Then Courtney started falling asleep and Julie kept probing her with the remote control. It was quite a fun night. I was awake until like 4, contemplating just staying up to celebrate my birthday at 7:18am, but I am glad that I went to sleep because my puppet awakening at 10:48am would have really sucked.

Anyways, I will be sure to update more often now and I will let everyone know how my fun night in the South Side was. Happy Birthday to me! I heart LIFE!!!!! Meow!

Don’t live at home but I still get an allowance!

Thursday, July 11th, 2002

Thursday, July 11 2002

Tomato plant is back in action!! Planty is happy once again. Today I cut his dead leaves off, added more soil, and gave him some tender lovin’. There are thousands of little tomatoes sprouting out everywhere, so I think he will be providing my tummy with many cherry tomatoes in no time! Yay! I am much happier today — yesterday I was kind of not all about writing anything when I updated. Today was a great day! I rolled out of bed in the normal “I don’t ever want to get out of my bed” mood, but I figured I had better wake up anyways because going back to sleep would have resulted in a coma lasting several hours.

Besides, someone was endlessly pounding something that was making my bedroom vibrate, so more sleep was kind of impossible. I later found out that some men were replacing the carpet in the downstairs apartment. I got excited when I went down and saw closest doors in the hallway. I thought they might be replacing closets and could give me a new spacer for mine so I could finally close my closet door, but I was not that lucky. I contemplated cleaning the bathroom but decided against it because I am sick of cleaning. My bedroom really needs some organization — no matter what I do, it is always a mess. I need somewhere to put stuff and I have nowhere to put it. I think maybe I will just have to put the frame on my bed so I can store stuff under it. That was Todd’s bright idea, and even though the thought of putting my big wonderful squishy bed on a frame kills me, I just might have to do it.

I finally got a laundry basket the other day. My main goal was to buy a laundry basket and some clothes hangers when I went to Walmart, but do you think I remembered? Of course not. I need to start making lists because the minute I walk into Walmart, everything I needed to get just erases itself from my memory, and the evil marketing strategies of Walmart coerce me into buying trivial things that aren’t necessary. I used to be such a thrifty shopper back in the day when I got an allowance — oops I still do get an allowance, well it used to last me the whole allowance period. Lately, I am just “I want, I want, I want”. I don’t know what is happening to me! Back to the allowance thing — yes I still get an allowance. I have no idea why. I once told my parents that it was unnecessary. Last summer when I moved to Ohio and was making lots of money, my mother informed me on the phone that my allowance had built up and I could either have it mailed to me, or I could wait until I got home to retrieve it. The day I came home my mom gave me an envelope that said “Jess’s allowance” on it, and it contained my $260 of allowance that I would have accumulated over the summer. My parents are weird. I hope I still get an allowance when I am 30 and have 47 children. Maybe they will extend my allowance every time I have a kid too! And I will have my allowance + kid allowance. That would be awesome. I wonder if my parents really want to be grandparents. My mom once said that I should have a kid, but I think she was just kidding. I wonder if they would get sad if I told them I was pregnant right now. I bet they’d be sad for like a minute, but then they’d get really happy. But the way things are going, I have a feeling that my brother is going to make them grandparents before I do, but I sure hope that isn’t the case.

Anyways, continuing on with my wonderful day …… Todd and I decided to go to the movies tonight. We went to Monroeville to see “Mr. Deeds” with Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. I must say the movie was really good even though I am not a huge Winona fan. I sure do heart Adam Sandler though. Just thinking about it makes me want to watch the Wedding Singer right now. It is the most wonderful movie ever. I really think that Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler would make a great couple. You know — I don’t even know if Adam Sandler is married. I am sure he is, but I seriously don’t know. And I say that I am a huge Adam Sandler fan. Ha, well I am definitely a huge Wedding Singer fan. I wish they would make another Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler happy love story movie. That would make me soooo happy. So, the movie was wonderful. Afterwards, Todd and I came back to the apartment and Courtney and Todd had yet another PCI slot discussion. Boy do I love PCI slots! So I took off all my clothes and thankfully Courtney and her PCI obsession did not witness the event. I guess she doesn’t really want to get it on with me as much as she says she does. Courtney claims there is to be a party of some sort here on Saturday with some really awesome people, yeah! Can you sense some sarcasm? I don’t know what I will do because I am sure they will all drink beer and I have vowed not to drink again until I turn 21. I am irresponsible and stupid when I drink. I mean even three beers and I am lighting illegal fireworks off of a balcony. I am glad that Todd has all of my fireworks now and he can keep them — I am sure they will just get me in trouble. Tomorrow I am going over to Todd’s to witness the making of GOD (aka his new computer). Should be fun! Well I’m off to bed because its time to sleep and if I don’t sleep I will be a grumpy bunny tomorrow!! Peace out YO. Shizza me timbers. Bye!

4th o’ July Weekend recap

Wednesday, July 10th, 2002

Wednesday, July 10 2002

I haven’t updated in almost a week so I will just have to dedicate this news section to bringing you up to date on all the fun events occurring in my life. So the 4th of July was fun. Todd and I went to his house in Johnstown. His parents cooked a really good steak dinner and we set off fireworks. Todd and his brother tried to make a bomb out of a pop bottle, but their attempts at doing so failed and it just ended up being a flaming pop bottle. We stayed in Johnstown that night and did some stuff on Friday. Then we went to FC to make our appearance at Heritage Days. I got a chicken egg roll so I can finally shut up about how much I want one. I also ate the Polish Platter but it wasn’t very Polish-y. The pierogies were definitely Mrs. T’s, but it was still ok. We came back to my house and watched some home movies then went to sleep. On Saturday I got up to watch the race. People look really funny when they are killing themselves on the hot pavement, trying to win a stupid race. Julie and Katie were in the race, however, they were smarter than everyone else because they decided to walk and be in last place. Sometimes it is worth killing yourself to win, but not when it comes to the Heritage Days 5K. My brother was in it too. He is actually in shape though, so he ran + did not kill himself. He is pretty smart. Fat people who are out of shape just shouldn’t try to run, especially since it is probably the only time they have attempted it since last year. After the race, Todd and I left to go to Idlewild. We searched for a road that did not exist and went around in circles for a while, but we got there on time with our yummy kielbasa and sauerkraut. We had a good day at the park … ate some good food, rode rides, played mini-golf, and watched a show with crazy clown acrobats. So, there is a very brief recap of my three days away from Pittsburgh.

On Sunday, Todd and his new laptop came to visit me. I slept a lot that day, and I don’t think I got anything accomplished. On Monday Courtney and I cooked cabbage and noodles. Then we ate it. Todd and I hung out and he showed me some stuff in Dreamweaver. It doesn’t seem too hard, so maybe I will try to make a webpage with it. On Tuesday, Courtney and I went in search of a Walmart that is only 15 minutes from here, but we ended up driving to Greensburg because we drove right past it. Oh well. I bought some new shampoo and shaving gel, a headset for my phone, and some glossy paper. We went to Sheetz and ate yummy Sheetz food, yay! Todd came over and we watched the Skulls. Sorry for the briefness of this update. I am just sick of the same old stuff these days. I am sick of my webpage and I’m just kind of blah right now, but I figured that I better update since I haven’t in a while. My tomato plant is dying and therefore my life will cease to exist.


Intoxication + bottlerockets = bad

Thursday, July 4th, 2002

Thursday, July 4 2002

Happy 4th of July! It would be an even happier 4th of July if it wasn’t so oppressively hot. The only thing that I can do to cool down some is to take cold showers. I will feel better for about a half hour, or until I get up and start moving around. I woke up at 9am and was not ready to get up, but I just couldn’t stand feeling so disgusting. So I took a freezing cold shower and hopped back into bed. I fell back asleep for about two more hours. says isolated showers today, and predicts no rain after that. For July 5-13, it is predicted that it will be mostly sunny or partly cloudy every day, and that it will be 890 degrees. I wouldn’t care so much if the damn yucky smog/humidity would go away, but since it is never going to rain, I predict the next 2 weeks of my life are going to be terrible. I guess I am never happy about the weather. It is always too hot or too cold. Then there is about 3 days out of the entire year that the weather is just perfect. I wish every day would be perfect. I wish that we could evolve to adapt to the temperature, so that no matter how hot or cold it was we would always feel ok. Last night Courtney and I decided to get drunk. I don’t know if Courtney did, but I think I definitely did. I drank 2 beers and felt really intoxicated. My friend Dave dedicated a ra’ra’ra hardcore something I couldn’t understand song to me on the radio, but it’s the thought that counts. You can listen to W-IUP on the internet now which is really cool. I set a mega-bottle rocket off of our balcony and Courtney said it hit someone’s house. The performance of this act is rather fuzzy now, but I have a nice blister on my finger to keep the memory alive. It was hot last night. I did laundry and took out nasty garbage. I took a lot of showers. Todd came over and we drank more beer. We went to Crossroads at some point and I got a Popsicle. Somewhere around 2 I must have passed out. I remember laying in my bed thinking that I was going to get up and put some clothes on since I never got dressed after shower #66 of the day. I guess I never put any clothes on though because I woke up this morning hot and naked. I have been showering a lot lately, but I wonder if I am really getting clean since I don’t use hot water anymore. I still use soap so my body is probably going to start getting soap build up and I will become a flaking soap monster. It is 3:02pm. Courtney has been sleeping for 13 hours and 5 minutes, at least that is how long she has been idle. When I peeked in her room last night before we went to Crossroads, she was sleeping and that was definitely before 2am. I think she is dead. Maybe I should go check on her. I am leaving in about an hour to go to Johnstown with Todd for a 4th of July celebration of fireworks. Tomorrow we are going to FC for Heritage Days fun and tasty egg rolls. On Saturday we are going to Idlewild Park, so I am going to be gone for a while. I think we are going to come back on Friday night though and leave from here on Saturday. I guess it is time for me to get ready for my fun excursions.


The time our refrigerator broke

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2002

Tuesday, July 2 2002

I think Courtney is puking in the bathroom. She gave me a bowl of potato salad from our refrigerator and I took one bite and decided that it didn’t taste very good. She ate it, so maybe she has food poisoning. Oh yeah — our refrigerator is broken, so it really isn’t safe to eat anything from it. The milk has gone bad and the sell by date isn’t until July 5 or something. Everything is moldy, and we found a living, breathing mold monster growing on some pasta. Jeff came over and looked at it and said that he would call the refrigerator people and see if they had any suggestions. If not, we might get a new refrigerator. It’s definitely at least 50 degrees inside and my pop doesn’t even get cold when I put it on the side of the refrigerator. My cheese and salami are in the freezer — not too sure if salami can be frozen, but I think frozen is healthier than spoiled. It’s entirely too hot to live in this apartment. I took a cold bath a little while ago, but the relief departed the minute I stepped out of the bathtub. I think my room is filling up with hot poison because I feel like I cannot breathe. Julie and I decided that we are going to quit smoking because we don’t want to die. Actually we were driven to this decision mostly because cigarette prices are going up again and we don’t want to pay $4 (equivalent to $6 in Pittsburgh) for a pack of cigarettes. So we joined Quitnet and my quit date is July 9. If I was seriously going to quit, I think there is no better time than right now. Every time I have considered quitting, I concluded that it wasn’t a good idea because I was always stressed out with school, work, etc. Right now I am happier than ever and my stress level is at a healthy level. I probably won’t quit though, but maybe I will try — I’m still debating.

On Sunday Todd and I went to Ohio to buy fireworks. We got to Ohio and expected to magically find a fireworks hut — we weren’t very prepared. We ended up going to Youngstown and driving down streets with houses on them. Then we saw a Phantom Fireworks flyer on a mailbox so we stopped and wrote down the address. Then we turned down the street the fireworks store was supposedly on and it was a dead end brick road that was barren and deserted except for an old Steel Company. We found it a few minutes later, but the address was definitely wrong. I bought some sparklers, snaps, spinning lanterns, bottle rockets, roman candles and a few other miscellaneous things. Todd bought some kind of really big rockets. I bought a towel rack at Wal-mart and put it in my bedroom because I have too many towels and my makeshift towel rack wasn’t working out very well. I think Courtney and I are going to go buy some ice after the mole is over so we can create a makeshift refrigerator. I’m too hot to think anymore, perhaps my brain is melting. Bye.