Wednesday, September 27, 2006

It's all over but the leavin' on a jet plane

or in my case, the GreyhoundBus (bad words! ooooh!).

The apartment passed inpsection this afternoon, so I will be getting back half of September's rent (because I told the property manager that I was moving out on the day I "parted company" with the radio station).

Then after someone else rents the apartment, I'll get my security deposit back. That'll be nice... then I can go out and get an apartment in Midwest City... or a motel room. Just someplace I can have some privacy and do some thinking about my situation. What my next move will be, get a job, get info about going back to school... you know, stuff like that.

I need to have a heart to heart with someone about some things. So keep that datebook open, baby... I'll be a callin' ;)

So, this could be my last post until I get home.

That's kinda sad, considering the reason I came here to begin with. But stuff like that happens. I'll just nurse my bruises (from moving), take stock of some things, and push forward.

What other choice do I have?

That's all from where I sit.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Post wherein Stef rants about vacuum cleaners, Space Bags, and being pressed for time

I finally got a hold of the neighbor I wanted to borrow the vacuum cleaner from. Apparently, if they don't see a car they recognise out in the drive, they don't answer their door.

So I get the vacuum and start sucking the air out of the Space Bags I bought to save space in my duffle bags. Guess what, kids, they aren't as great as they are hyped up to be.

The vacuuming went okay, but I had to return the machine when I was done. I was hoping to keep it until this morning so I could finish doing the living room.

Maybe Dale has one I can borrow. God knows he's let me borrow just about everything else!

The apartment is going to be inspected tomorrow afternoon around 2.

Still haven't sold the bed and nightstands. Had someone call this morning, but only to ask questions. When I asked if she wanted to buy it, she said she'd get back to me.

I'll take that as a "no".

I still have some stuff to take over to the thrift store, and I think I'll do that when I get out of the library.

It'll be nice to be on my own computer again. Can't wait to see all Jeff has done with it. I mentioned to him the other night that maybe he should go to school and learn more about computers, all I got was mumbling. Yes, the kid can fix just about every damn thing, but he's not making any money doing it!

Leave a comment for me if you want if something strikes your fancy. Maybe cowboy hats and not much else?

That's all from where I sit.


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Monday, September 25, 2006

Rockstar Randy!

Almost live!

Randy is a friend of mine from broadcasting school. I guess this is what he's doing when not at 7-11...

(He's the one on the right screaming into the mic)

That's all from where I sit.


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Now if I can just sell the damn bed and nightstands...

I might get out of here on Thursday like I've planned.

Not looking forward to the bus ride, though. The one coming up here was an unqualified disaster.

I AM looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen in a while. Get back on familiar ground and get my bearings, and move forward.

I'm pretty much packed and the apartment just needs to be vacuumed. Then Wednesday, the property manager comes in and takes a look and tells me if I get my deposit back. I think I will. The damn place is cleaner than I found it.

Then all I'll have to do before I leave is send the boxes to Mom's house, return the car to Dale and get my ass out of here.

Don't know if I can swing by Enid first, though, Vincent. I don't think the bus even goes that way before hitting OKC. I have a better chance of hitting Shawnee first. My second layover is in Amarillo for cryin' out loud. This time, it better be the hour that's posted on the schedule and not the 12 hours I spent there in June.

I might not get another opportunity to post anything until I get back to Oklahoma. Jeff has upgraded my old hunk of junk so that I at least have a USB port and a few other goodies. More space on my hard drive isn't one of them. I'll just have to save for an external hard drive.

But I'd rather have a laptop, and save the ancient desktop for writing. I've got some great ideas swirling around in my head!

thanks for peeking. see you soon.

That's all from where I sit.


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Friday, September 22, 2006

Back from the deep recesses of that very hot place

Stef's Horrorscope for 9/22:

Stephanie's Daily Aquarius Forecast

Quickie: Put thought into how to maintain good energy in your life -- and get rid of the bad.

Overview: You know that saying about spending money to make money? Expenses will increase, but you'll soon find an opportunity to bring in more cash, too. Remain open to all potential outlets, even the most unexpected.

Daily extended (by
Is conservation on your mind? It should be. Not necessarily the 'saving Earth' type, either. You need to step back and put thought into how you're going to maintain the good energy of your life -- and get rid of the bad energy. Take stock and do a mental inventory of the people who leave you feeling energized, and the people who leave you feeling drained. You can choose to spend time with only positive influences.

Well, I've taken the second step (the first one was taken for me). Soon, I'll be able to surround myself with at least one positive person...

That's all from where I sit.


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Thursday, September 21, 2006

I have a new goal in life...

I want to write a banned book.

I know I have that book in me somewhere. I just have to know where and how to look.

I can see it now: My Book (whatever it ends up being called)-- Banned in Boston; doesn't play in Peoria; thrown on the fire in some out of the way Bible Belt town.

First things first, though. I have to move and get settled in OKC. Get a job. And, get on with it.

So there.

That's all from where I sit.


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I left him???

Last I checked, I was not dating a 21 year old. If I were 21 again, I might. No way that (my being 21 again) is going to happen.

Vincent made this comment last week about how I left Oklahoma for my now former job in Wyoming: "You didn't leave me for another man, or even another left me for a radio station! In Wyoming!"

Um, sorry Vincent. I'm coming back... am I forgiven?

Besides, isn't getting a radio job the whole point of going to broadcasting school????

Silly Vincent...

That's all from where I sit.


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"Yes it is"

And good morning to you, too!

I left a message for a friend who was going to get me the phone number of someone he knows who might be able to fix my Beretta, and this morning, his subsequent text message woke me up.

The long and short of the converstation was this: he's going to email a family member who might have the phone number; and when I commented on today being his "late day" at his job, he replied with the title of this post.

Ahh, Thursdays...

More things to cross off the moving list: placed an ad with the local paper to sell the bed and nightstands; bought Aleve for the never ending headache I got last night (and nearly got up to go get it then, but thought better of waking up the poor guy who drives the cab I usually use); and put in my change of address at the post office. Starting on the 29th, my mail will be forwarded to Mom's house.

Later, I'll go over to UPS and inquire about whether they sell boxes and how much will it cost to ship my two boxes to Oklahoma.

Tonight is taco and "potato locos" night. That's as close to eating out as I'm going to get before next week. I have quite a few groceries I have to either consume, throw away, give away, or take with me. Why I have two boxes of Hamburger Helper, Velveeta shells and cheese, and 8 packets of ramen noodles, I have no clue. I can't possibly eat them all before next week!

Hey cowboy... thanks for peeking!

That's all from where I sit.


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I just have one question...

Why don't my AudioPosts post anymore?

I have my suspicions, but of course, I can't prove a damn thing.

Think it's time to bop on over to the Blogger group and ask some questions.

I had some success in finding things I need for my move. Now I might be able to get everything home without much trouble (except for the bed and night stands, of course, as much as I'd like to take them with me).

I think tomorrow, I'll put in my change of address and inform the utilities of my impending departure.

And clean like a demon. Actually that isn't going to be that hard. There's hardly anything to clean.

You been peeking?

That's all from where I sit.


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Monday, September 18, 2006

Open up your agenda baby....

I'm asking you for a date when I get back.

You are a peach... not the pits. You're the sweet, juicy and fuzzy stuff.

You game?

That's all from where I sit.


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Why do people think they can call/IM/text me in the middle of the night?

I'm still sleeping at 5am these days...

Saon called the other night around 11:30pm, on the pretext of giving me his new cell phone number. But what he really wanted to talk about is me moving to Louisiana to take a radio job. So he can be with me again.

I didn't tell him this, but there is no f'n way I'm going to put myself through all his shit again. I deserve much better than that. We can still be friends, but he blew whatever chance he had of us being a couple three years ago when he decided to cheat on me while I was visiting him in Gretna.

Maybe surviving the hurricane last year did change him somewhat, but he's still the same person. There is no chance that I can be anything other than his friend. He even said that, if he had the money, he'd come up here and help me move. As much as I would appreciate that, that would be sending the wrong message to him.

Friends... that's it, Saon. And if that hurts your feelings, I'm sorry. You've put me through enough hell, thankyouverymuch.

I'm in the process of giving away all the stuff that got sent to me last week. I'd say about 99% of it is stuff I wish they'd gotten rid of before filling six boxes with it. My files and my books, and the few clothes I had packed in a duffle bag is really all I needed. That could have taken up about 2 boxes.

I'm going to pack my clothes and my household stuff (toaster oven, dishes, silverware, etc) in one big box. Everything else either gets sold or given away.

I need to take my glasses back and have them adjusted. They are driving me nuts!

I've been doing a little bit of blog surfing here at the library. It's so good to read other people's blogs again. I've even found a couple that are quite interesting and enlightening.

I can't wait to get back to Oklahoma! But there are things here I have to take care of first.

That's all from where I sit.


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Saturday, September 16, 2006

I totally forgot about the blanket in the dryer at home!

And it's probably not even close to being dry!

And since it's a laundry room in my apartment building, maybe I should get my backside home and free up the dryer.

And thank you for the chat yesterday (Friday). I don't mean to dump all my troubles on you. You're a great friend for putting up with me all this time. Thanks for the info and the advice. In case no one's told you lately, you're a peach!

That's all from where I sit.


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Making plans...

As of this morning, I have accomplished the following:

*applied for unemployment
*did an online search for housing in the Oklahoma City Metro
*requested information from a local (OKC Metro, again) college about attending classes in January
*made several phone calls in regards to moving back to OKC
*picked up my last paycheck
*picked up my new glasses (and they're driving me nuts, so back they go on Monday)
*went grocery shopping
*unpacked the six boxes that arrived yesterday so I can condense the contents into two boxes (i.e. there's a lot of crap that my family sent me that I have no further use for
*started cleaning my apartment so I can get my deposit back
*wrote a statement of affirmation on the dry erase board in my kitchen

Now, the waiting begins.

I have to sell the bed and nightstands that I just bought last month because I have no way to ship them to Oklahoma. What I can't take on the plane will get shipped via UPS to my mom's house, which I hope is only four boxes (two from the stuff the family sent and two of my household goods).

I will be keeping busy so I don't have time to dwell on all I've been through in the last couple of days. Sometimes, things just don't work out the way we hope. And that's okay. I will be returning to Oklahoma with my dignity and pride intact and my head held high. I handled the situation I faced with maturity and grace. I am not ashamed of anything I've done while I was here.

What's that quote from Albert Camus? Oh yeah... "Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."

That's all from where I sit.


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Thursday, September 14, 2006

I am not beaten. I am strong, confident and able...

I can do all things thru He who strengthens me.

I will be leaving Wyoming soon. The job... well it just didn't work out as well as all parties concerned had hoped. Yes I am disappointed, but mostly in myself.

I choose to see this as a blessing in disguise.

That's not to say that I am discouraged in pursuing radio as a career. I'm not.

And I'm not going to allow myself to be beaten. That's just not in me. I will be back, somewhere. Just not here.

I've got work to do. I have a month to figure some stuff out. Then, I'll be leaving here.

I'm going back to where I came from.

Thanks for the phone call. It means more to me than you'll ever know.

That's all from where I sit.



Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Coulda sworn I had an AudioPost here...

Perhaps it just didn't take. I'll have to look into that little problem. That's happened a lot lately.

The big news for this week is that I'm getting my stuff (except my computer, which I learned last night is coming next week) from Mom's house. Dean shipped SIX boxes of my things to me: clothes, books, files, and other assorted stuff. I almost hate to see what of that I'll have to get rid of because I'll simply have no further use for it. Or room either, for that matter.

The earliest I'll get the boxes is tomorrow. They were shipped FedEx, when UPS is behind my apartment building! But they didn't know that until I told them.

Maybe next time, eh?

After I get my computer here and set up with the cable provider that I have my home phone service through, then perhaps my trips to the library can be limited to checking out books and doing research for my writing projects.

I just hope my computer, with all the upgrading that Jeff has done to it since I've been in Wyoming, is able to handle cable internet service. That would be so nice. I think Bresnan said that the cable box my phone runs off of has a cable modem. I'll have to call them and ask.

That's all from where I sit.


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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Live, once again, from the library...

It's me.

Things are going okay, but sometimes I feel like I've gotten in over my head.

I've been feeling so worthless lately, and I hate feeling this way. It means I'm starting to lose control of my life. It's not as easy to fix this time as it was before when I got this way.

So, on September 18, I'm going to do something about it. And yes, it will cost me a bit of money (in addition to the $250 pair of "vanity" glasses I bought last week), but it will be money well spent. Sometimes, people say that spending money on yourself is a sin, but is it also a sin when that money can help you manage to get through the "brambles and thorns that life entails"?

I'm going to "sit tall in the saddle (and) hold my head up high" and take care of me for a change.


There might be a way I can get my Beretta fixed and get it up here. It's a longshot, but what the hell... it's worth it to me.

That's all from where I sit.


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Thursday, September 07, 2006

AudioPost: What a gutless wonder am I

this is an audio post - click to play

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I wanna go home and take a long nap...

But I've got too much to do right now.

I know posts have been few and far between lately, but it can't be helped. I need to either get a new computer, or get my computer up here from Oklahoma. This posting from the library is getting really old.

And for the first time since I've been here, I'm in a bit of pain. And not a bottle of Aleve in sight.

Just my rotten luck.

Better get going... more later, I hope! :)

That's all from where I sit.


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Monday, September 04, 2006

I'm Still Here

I'm workin' on getting more posts... things have been Crazy lately!
And that's all from where I sit.