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Current Music:Magic Carpet Ride
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Subject:AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!
Time:04:22 pm
Current Mood:bouncy
So half an hour before something really amazing happens. I really want to scream it out to all of the dorkdom out there and jump up and down like a ten year old on Christmas who just got that Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!, but I can't... Confidentiality agreements suck. However, when the time comes... EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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Current Music:Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies
Current Location:My soon to be ex-apartment
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Subject:Hit 2008 running...
Time:09:01 pm
Current Mood:calmcalm
Mwahahaha! You never thought you'd see me here again, did you? Well, it's 2008, and maybe I'll actually learn to keep some of my resolutions. Mayhaps? We'll see.

So what's new? Tons, tons, I tell you. Not only is my hair a mixture of blonde, red, and brown, it's also been:

Count 'em 15 days till Adam and I officially move out of this apartment. I've already taken my knick-knacks, dust collectors, and pictures down. Anxious? Not me! Ha! We found a really cute two bedroom in Glendale and I'm already planning on where the furniture goes. I'm just happy my room will have a DOOR.

We leave to New York City on the 22nd and I'm so fricken excited to be going back. Three days of fun and we get to see his film on the big screen. I think it's going to be really weird seeing myself up there with strangers watching...

I start on Sunday training to be a docent at The Gamble House in Pasadena. I'm so fricken excited!!! I get to learn more about one of my favorite pieces of architecture, then show people an important piece of American Arts and Crafts. Pasadena is a beautiful hot spot of bungalows and flea markets. I love it there.

I have my time off for the Phi Kappa Anniversary meeting and for Sarah and John's wedding. Now just have to wait to get paid again to buy the tickets. I'm excited to be going back home for a visit. I miss everyone there. =( A lot.

Work's going well enough. It's finally starting to pick up after a slow as hell holiday, and it's still awesome working on a big lot like Paramount. Our Christmas party on the backlot (New York Street sets) was amazing and had a lot of fun with new friends, although the un-sponsored Phi Kappa parties still ring in my heart and are deeply sought after. Other perks are really fricken cool, but I won't be able to talk about one of them until later this year... hehehe, WOW!

The new year also started me off meeting Peter. He's a visual effects guru for a corporation that does work for movies like Fantastic Four, Spawn, and campy sci-fi flicks and also work on The Simpsons and King of the Hill and Japanese commercials. He's really good at what he does. That part in The Simpsons Movie where Chief Wiggum shoots Bart's skateboard wheel... That was my guy. =) He's very nice and we're both geeks, so it works out really well. We'll see where it goes. Fun fun for now.

Last but not least, I know my last few posts over this year has been generally been me dealing with moving and living with boys, especially with an ex. I'm happy to say it's gotten a lot better, and I feel going into this next year living with Adam will be good. I finally feel more adapted to my surroundings and feel like things are starting to work out here a lot more than I had originally thought they were going to.

So here's to 2008 already starting off on a better note than last year. Let's keep it up, eh?
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Time:12:41 am
I think the worst words in any language would have to be, "I don't want to lead you on..." I loathe those words. Why the fuck do you even bother uttering them? To somehow make it ok to yourself that, i don't want to lead you on, but i still want to fuck the sh&% out of you cause "you're the best I've ever had"?! WHAT THE @^$#@^&@#$ PEOPLE!?

I don't want you completely, I just want to get my satisfaction from you? I don't have any one better that will have me right now, but i may in the future? So I'll just keep you handy till then or until you become a nuisance? Am I a fucking tool?!!! Holy shit, I am. That's exactly what I am. I'm 25 today, and I honestly don't think there's anything else there folks. Live it up, and if you're the lucky few to get what they want, count your blessings. Count 'em all. Cause you could be a tool like me. Happy freaking birthday to me.
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Time:10:50 pm
I hate living here. Hate it.
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Current Music:Cake - Wheels
Current Location:My room in Burbank
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Subject:Bad Journaler, Bad!
Time:01:35 am
Current Mood:bouncy
So, hello my friend. I know it's been a really long time. But I have excuses! (I have swatches! I have swatches!) No, really I do.

I made the move to Los Angeles, and now habitat in a cozy 2nd floor apartment in Burbank. No pics of the place all done up yet, mainly because we're still in the process of getting it so, but they'll come around. Living in the den hasn't been so bad, except the infrequent wake ups from naps or way-to-early rousings. The hollow shell of walls and floors and countertops has slowly evolved into a home.

I spent a month being completely hopeless here. Depressed, out of sorts, just not good. I kept busy with the apartment, but Resto let me down in a big way and no job + paying bills again= shitty. I basically started throwing shit at the wall and hoped it would stick. Boy, how it ever did. I don't know what Gods I pleased exactly, or if that sacrifice of a young virgin really did pay off, but whatever the case may be, my life has taken a 180 in the last week.

I applied for a position at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, really not expecting to hear from them just like all the other places. Not only did I hear from them, I got two interviews then hired with more than I asked to be paid. I started this week as a design assistant to the manager there. She's a tough worker I'm finding out, and I feel a little "Devil Wears Prada"ish every so often when she's giving me the umpteenth task to complete in the last two minutes, but I really enjoy her dry sense of humour and her knowledge. I really think this is the absolute perfect job for me.

Ontop of it being a great work environment, let's talk about the perks. Hello! Cheap DVD's, free screenings, 401k, getting to work in the same building Patrick Stewart had his office in when he worked on Star Trek (actually his office was right across the hall from where my desk is now.)seeing people like Scott Cohen and Steven Speilberg (the first two "stars" I've seen so far) having lunch everyday is a pretty out there experience. I feel like I'm in a dream. Stressful, yes the job is definately that. but rewarding, an unbelievable opportunity for me, and a very safe job at that.

I also got a new computer! *pets her new baby lovingly* I couldn't stand my old one not staying open anymore and got a fantastic deal at Best Buy for my new Gateway. Which is why I've been able to return to Livejournal and actually write instead of having to hop on then off my friend's comps. Yippie fucking yay for wireless, working internet!

So hopefully back to the writing if my time will hopefully allow me. Sorry if anyone missed me. I definitely missed having my outlet, even if it is the ramblings of a young designer.
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Time:07:05 pm
No computer of my own sucks arse. I haven't written in a really long time, but really. Not much has happened. I moved back in with the rents, I quit my job and got two part time ones. Starbucks and Restoration Hardware. I gave up a gig paying 15 an hour to serve grumpy clients who think since they have money, they can be shit to whoever is "below" them. Aren't I smart. I thought I was going to get all this stuff achieved before I move with only two part time jobs, but they're kicking my ass. So is everything else. I feel bored all the time, and I end up bugging the shit out of my friends. I know I do. I call all the time, and bother them when they're moving on with their lives, I feel at a complete standstill. I know I'm suppose to be leaving to CA in a few months, but it feels like forever, and I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do when I get out there until school starts. I'm really phsyced about going, but really scared at the same time. And the really scared part is beating the crap out of the really phsyched part currently. I'm sure it'll change when I get there, but right now I feel like I'm walking on a glass ceiling and any minute I could fall through and game over...
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Current Music:Cake - Sheep Go to Home
Current Location:My home, yo.
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Subject:I know it sounds uncool, but...
Time:10:24 pm
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful
I love my mom. She just rocks. Yes, sometimes she's a bit Martha Stewart meets Oprah, but I find it cute and endearing, albeit sometimes trying. She turned 57 this week. I can't believe it. She doesn't look or act like 57. It runs in her family. My uncle, who's in his 60's now, is currently biking riding, with my step-father, across Iowa in a yearly event (RAGBRAI for those who know it). They just rock. My step-father had heart surgery this year, and he's fucking on a bike for this whole week, doing 50+ miles a day. It's really inspiring.

I'm so glad, and watch me get teary-eyed, that my parents adopted me. Yeah, them divorcing and some of the crap that happened in my childhood sucked shit, but if they hadn't, I wouldn't have had my mom. And that would have been a damn shame. She made me who I am today, and she worked hard at it. Two, sometimes three, jobs to pay the bills and make sure my brother and I were raised with a few extra perks while still teaching us to be respectful, responsibile people. I just love the woman. I don't think I say it enough. We'll see if I still feel this way once I tell her about all my new tattoos. Rather, let's see if she still feels the same warm lovey feelings for me. =)
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Subject:Swimming in the Sea and Getting Inked!
Time:09:05 pm
I got back from Savannah fairly early on Sunday. I had the most amazing time down there. Between the two weekends, it was filled with fun, pirates, dolphins, and me getting a new tattoo!

The first weekend was fairly laid back. Gen took me to the beach twice, and I got to swim in the ocean for my very first time! I know I know, but I'm from Iowa people. So Deal! Anywho, the first was at night and very cool. The water was surprisingly warm and felt amazing. Although, by the end, I was feeling a little queezy from the waves. The second time was on the Forth, and Gen and I went out and swam near wild dolphins that were feeding near by. SO FRICKEN COOL. I mean, they were a good ten or fifteen yards off, but still. It was sooo neat to see them come up out of the water.

I saw The Devil Wears Prada with Gabe, Gen, and Adam, which was a good movie. I had my reservations about it, but it was done very well, and I love Meryl Streep. She was perfect for the part! This last weekend I came for Pirates, and that was great too. Although we got all dressed up as Pirates for the midnight showing and then it got fake canceled because of a power outage that came back on after they told us it was going to be canceled... Confusing, I know. Swashbuckling fun! Although, the ending left me wanting, and the beginning was kind of slow, totally worth it to see Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow again.

I stayed my last two nights there in a bed & breakfast. That was awesome. A very quaint Victorian house on the outskirts of the historical district in Savannah. I kept thinking there must be some catch, as it was way less expensive than all the other inns, but it was perfect. Beautiful rooms, delicious breakfasts, a soaking pool in the back. If anyone ever visits Savannah, stay at the McMillian Inn. Worth every penny.

Last, but not least, I got inked again. A Celtic Knot of the Tree of Life on my upper back (little to the left). I'm fricken in love with it. It's beautiful. The guy kept asking me if he was hurting me, but it mostly tickled (except in a few places). I can't speak though, cause Gen's tattoo had to have hurt soooo much more. It's truly a warrior's mark! =) Anywho, there was tons more fun I could write about, but that's the gist. I'll save the rest for my hand written journal. ttfn!
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Current Music:Cake - Comfort Eagle
Current Location:in front of the TV instead of in bed like I should be...
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Subject:Let's get away from it all...
Time:10:15 pm
Current Mood:stressedstressed
I have a very ominous feeling about my trip down Savannah, and I'm not exactly sure why. My stomach's all in knots, but perhaps it's just anxiousness to get down there and start enjoying myself. I really really really really....want to get away from work. from Atlanta. Just away. I need a back rub. I need a malibu and pineapple or maybe a midori sour. I need to cry I think, but over nothing in particular. I need the pounding stress in my head to leave. Go bye-bye. Vamous. I need to forget about my job. I need to get laid...

I think Sparrow knows I'm leaving him for a little while. He's all curled up on my legs just sleeping away. And I need to go to bed, but I don't want to disturb his cute little self. Ugh...
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Current Music:Crappy Office music system - Michael Bolton Yech!
Current Location:my cool new office (not really cool, but I can dream)
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Subject:OMG!
Time:03:59 pm
Current Mood:sillysilly
I WANT TO GET OUT OF WORK!!!! This day has drug by so slowly, and what sucks more is I have an appointment tomorrow in stockbridge before I got to Savannah for the weekend. It's like dueling the dragon before getting to the pretty prince locked up in a tower. Dang homebuyers! Dang me for scheduling an appointment on a weekend! Dang my job for giving us the 3rd off as a reward AFTER I schedule the stupid appointment!

Oh well, only one more hour and then home to pack. I've been nothing but lazy today, and I'll regret it come Wednesday. I've been wired though, and making my co-works break into tears they laugh so hard. Jessy is funny! Didn't you get the memo!? ttfn!
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