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Got an exercise bike yesterday! Hopefully it will motivate me more to actually work out. It's very nice to have my own personal gym right in my oversized bathroom, haha. It's small enough that if I really wanted to (and cleaned out a closet) I could stuff it in one of the closets. I can also haul it out to the living room to watch TV on while I bike. After dinner tonight, I might go haul it out and watch Dexter on the big tv. :D We ended up getting it from Walmart late last night, and we were putting it together at 10 pm. XD I was up super late because of that (and the nap I took earlier), but it was nice. I worked out a little this morning, and realized just how out of shape I am.

Oh lordy, I had other things to say but I completely forgot them.

Anyway, going to Jan's for dinner tonight after class. Jan is kind of a surrogate mother to me. I met her through my old boss, Cynthia, from when I was working at the Instructional Technology Center, and I ended up helping her with a gallery showing and scanning pictures for one of her books. We're going out to her little cabin in the woods, and having a pre-wedding dinner. Tomorrow I have a half day from work, which means I'll be cleaning and cleaning and cleaning. If I could clean the house and spend the rest of the weekend in the tent, so I don't mess anything up, I totally would.

Guh. I need more morning time, but don't want to wake up at the buttcrack of dawn. :/ Why does time run away from me when I surf the internet in the morning?
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Not really awake yet. Hoping chai and Lady Gaga will fix that for me.

Went to the doctor yesterday to get a prescription for birth control, and found out that my disappearing libido is not the fault of the pills. May have to get blood tests - the disappearing libido could be a sign of something else. Guh.

Downloaded Lady Gaga's The Remix. It's good. Looking forward to working out to it, if I manage to get the exercise bike I saw at Walmart. I figure having some sort of exercise machine in my house will help me get more motivated about working out. I can literally wake up, drag myself to said exercise bike, and just go at it for a half hour or an hour or whatever.

I should go take a shower.
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-New job is going well. I love the fact that there's always something to do. And I also like that while I'm the youngest person in the office, I'm only the youngest by a year. The other office girls range in age from 29 to 35, and Nancy (the boss) is older. All the office girls are really friendly, and I really like this job. Part of me hopes it might turn permanent, but then again, with the economy and the fact that I'm a student assistant, it's not likely to happen.

-Dad said he'd help me with school. Not sure how much he'll be able to help, but even if it's just cosigning a loan, it's enough. So, no worrying about school for now.

-My night class is killing me. It's not the work so much as the late hours, and the fact that by the time the class ends, I've spent 12 hours straight on campus with maybe an hour's lunch break. It's not fun. Also, I have a group project to do that I have no idea what my part is. I really hope my group doesn't say "oh hey, let's stay after class and get this done!" Noooo. I have to go home and sleeeeep.

-I miss working out. Once my official work schedule gets set up, I might actually have time to get over to the Body Shop, but until then, I hardly have time for my computer when I get home. I usually go home, check Facebook and the news, and then drag myself off to bed to watch Law and Order until I fall asleep. Merf.

-The new fishies are doing well. Sephie's fin is growing back, and Diana's being... well, Diana. Artemis is a happy chubby fish, and Gus loves it in his big tank in the bedroom. Yes, I spoil my fishies. Speaking of the fishlets, I should feed them...
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The weather is so weird outside this morning. It looked like it was going to storm this morning, with the sky a lovely shade of gray and the wind whipping trees around. It still doesn't look too pretty out - no wonder why Kit's still in bed, and I'm just curled up in mine with the laptop. (I should probably get out of bed soon, though, and make some coffee and breakfast)

Today's my first day of sitting in on Latin 2. I hope I can remember enough Latin to actually get through the course. Granted, I'm not taking it for a grade, but still, it'd be nice to actually understand what's going on. It's silly, but I'm a little conflicted as to where I should sit in class. Usually, when Bryan and I took Latin, we'd sit right up front so we could see what's going on. (Oh lord, it's going to be very strange taking Latin without Bryan.) But I'm just sitting in on the class, I've absorbed all the knowledge already... so should I sit in the back? I have no idea. I'll ask Magistra when I get to class.

Also, I'm going to see about getting a gym membership. If I can't afford it, I may just sneak into the fieldhouse and walk a few miles after Latin. I'll see how things go. I definitely need to budget things out so I can figure out what I can and can't afford on unemployment.
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Bryan's parents are here. I missed them, and it's weird to have them running around my house, instead of me running around their house. We went out to dinner with Bryan's friend Ryan, and then we came home and Mike passed out. (Mike and Kathy have been up since 2 am.) Now, Kathy's making food for tomorrow, Bryan's doing Navajo trip related stuff, and I'm wondering what I'm going to do with myself for the next three weeks.

I'm going to miss Bryan. This'll be the longest we've been separated since we started living together. I'm not going to be a big weenie about it, though. I know he's going to come back, and I want him to have fun. After all the work he's done this semester, he deserves a break.

I don't know if I'm going to renew my membership at the Body Shop again this summer, simply because I'm not sure I'll even have the $30 come June 1st to renew. Also, the college gym is free, and has the same equipment.

Although according to the college's website, the campus fitness center is closed from May 26th to June 15th. Maybe I will renew my Body Shop membership. I'll just have to sell some punch embroidery to make it happen.

I'm going to have to find something to do with myself, and I think the best thing to do would be to work out. I sit around all day as it is, I need to do something with myself. When I lived in Geneva, I walked 4 miles a day towards the end of the summer. I can easily do the same level of activity, even if it's not so very scenic in the school gym.

At least on May 25th I'll have classes starting up. And on Monday I have to get in touch with my student teaching supervisor, as well as the teacher for my second placement.

Just gotta keep focused, and not let the lack of pressing things to do lull me into stupidity. (Like yesterday, when I woke up at 6:30, stayed up for a half hour, and then went back to bed until 9:30.)
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Well, there goes my Saturday. I spent an hour or so at the gym and got a good workout, then walked downtown to deposit the check my dad sent me and get something to eat. I went to The Bagelry, which is the only place in town you can get a decent bagel (rumor has it that they had water shipped up from Long Island to make their bagels with years ago, but they don't do it anymore). I waited in line for a half hour! It was a good bagel, though, and the two workers there were doing the best they could. (Apparently just about all their day staff quit for the summer, must have all been Clarkson students.) Then, I walked over to the library, feeling rather exhausted, and found out that they ARE open on Sundays, so I'll go over tomorrow and get those books for that assignment that I let slide until almost the end of the semester. Then I called my mom, and we talked while I walked home. She's not getting the little chihuahua she was thinking about - the little guy hurt himself while roughhousing with two other chis, and he dislocated something in his leg. Mom said she can't risk getting a dog that will probably hurt himself again, and end up in a lot of pain.

I mentioned to Mom while I was on the phone with her that I was in the market for a new computer. (I also mentioned the same thing to Bryan, who said "We've already got two! And three laptops!" However, one laptop is a netbook, which is really pokey. One is Snowball, and he's starting to show his age. His mouse button doesn't work quite like it used to - there may be crap under there, but I don't want to try popping the button off only to break it. Also, his hard drive can't hold everything I have for projects, music, graphics and everything. The third laptop is a dead Dell Inspiron 5100, same model that Ruthie has (which makes it about 7 years old). One desktop is 'mine' (Bryan uses it more than I do), and the other belongs to the TV (used to be Bry's main computer). I was looking at the Dell Studio Hybrid (I know, it's a Dell, but it's all I think Dad will buy me). It seems like a nice little computer, and it'll be $725 with a monitor (and $500something without one). He hasn't bought me a computer since I was 16 (and that was shared with Ruth), so maybe he'll do it... I'm not sure. I hope so.


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