Public Posts on MindSay
MindSay was a popular blogging site around 2003 - 2006. MindSay is preparing to relaunch itself this year, in 2016.
MindSay's mission is to enable the writer within ourselves.
Our community is not currently accepting new members, but check back soon. Wubalubadubdub!
Had an absolutely fantastic time with Alyssa this weekend! We went out to the Depot District and just had so much fun. We started at The Library bar because their drinks are cheap af. We had $3.50 long islands and got the night going. Then we walked over to Louie Louie’s which is the dueling piano bar that Jamie and I went to for my 27th birthday. Lyss loved it! The crowd was great so we were really getting into it and enjoying ourselves. The performers really read the audience well. I didn’t get up on stage and embarrass myself this time lmfao The most fun song we did was I want it that way by Backstreet Boys. We got street food on the way home which was the perfect end to our night out. We got home at like 3am.
Omg also: the guy who picked us up at the end of the night with Uber gave us business cards for Lubbock Delivery, which is Jamie’s competition. Recap: the guy who Jamie got the idea for LBK to go from ran this same business model in Midland. Jamie ran with the idea and tried to do it here, but he is a lazy SOB so he screwed it all up and screwed multiple restaurants over and still owes a couple of them money. So now this other guy has been so ridiculously successful in Midland and two other West Texas cities that he expanded to Lubbock. He was sneaky and smart and came and scooped up all the restaurants Jamie fucked over to do business with. So basically Jamie’s business is definitely going to get squashed by this other guy. Anyway yesterday Alyssa and I went to Fuzzy’s Tacos to eat hangover food and our uber driver from the night before was there! He is also a delivery driver for Lubbock Delivery and was picking up an order. So we were like wtf small world! And chatted him up about Lubbock Delivery. Lyss was like “your competition sucks” and the guy was just like “lol no kidding!” so that was gratifying. Maybe it’s vindictive and petty but I can’t wait for Jamie’s business to fail.
Yesterday Lyss and I watched women’s college softball super regionals, which is basically the semi-finals for the women’s college world series. It was a blast! She explained everything to me and we got really into it. I am going to see if my dad will watch the finals with me. My parents went out of town last night to celebrate their anniversary at this swanky hotel, so Alyssa decided to stay another night. So last night we caught up on this one awful reality show we both love, MTV’s The Challenge. I have watched it for years and years. It’s ridiculous but I just love it. This season started towards the end of the semester so I hadn’t seen any of it and neither had she, so we got to watch 4 episodes. It was just great to get to see and hang out with Lyss without worrying about any drama or relationship stuff. We had a great time.
Alyssa left this morning and my parents got home a bit ago. We’re not doing anything for memorial day, but I am enjoying my day off from work. I’m going to Henry’s later tonight. I haven’t seen him (see also: gotten laid) since Thursday, so I’m excited. I love it when we make plans and the anticipation builds throughout the day. Besides our usual activities, we’re going to rewatch last night’s Game of Thrones together, which we’ve been doing the last few weeks.
Today the beard and I woke up around 10 to the smell of the elk roast he had prepared the night before. That mother fucker was in the crock pot for 10 solid hours. Anyways, woke up late, ate food, fucked around, played with a dog and now here we are back at home with him in the kitchen finishing up the food he was preparing. We are bringing over slow cooked bbq pulled elk to my parents house with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes. I’ve been cutting down on eating meat because I’ve been having digestive issues for the last 7 months, buttttt I don’t think I can pass up on this. He’s a fantastic cook… and he looks so damn handsome when he has the look of determination on his face.
Anyways. Here we are at home, he’s in the kitchen, I’ve got music softly playing, I’m sitting at the table finishing some edits from a photo shoot I had last week, and my roommate is on the couch working on things with her dog close by. This is why I’m super hesitant to want to live with anyone else. I love living with people with the same sense of peace. Granted it’s not a constant flow of peace, but we have our synced moments. Most of the people I know are still stuck in their party life phase and I don’t think I could go back to that.
I’m not trying to brag when I say we don’t have a television in our living room. It’s just what gives our home a slice of zen. We have tvs in our room, but it’s nice to have our common area in the house made for quiet working, reading, or what have you. We originally decided not to have a tv in there because Kristen and I were in school, so we were working 40+ hours a week then doing 40+ hours of school work on top of that. It was nice to sit down with company but both be working on our own shit and not having a tv to distract us. We have two big comfy couches and a single person swivel round couch (we call it the sexy couch. Many reasons behind that), countless bookcases with books spilling over it, on the floor, under the coffee table by the couches acting like side tables, and even underneath side tables. It’s basically the home I’ve always wanted minus not having a back yard with a gorgeous garden.. one day we’ll get that.
But anyways, today is a great Sunday. I decided to be unavailable from work on Sundays so I could spend time recharging with my love and so we could see my parents at least once a week without being rushed. I remember being 15 and wanting this and it’s nice to finally have it. I just want to make it last as long as I can.
Also, randoms, this is our dining room table with lots of goodies.
And here is a couple of my favourites from the photo shoot.
I love our roomate. She's wonderful. Aside from being one of the messiest human beings I've ever met, she's been the perfect roomate.
Our rent just got raised by another 100 dollars, so we are paying 1175 for our 2B2BA apartment, which is an amazing fucking deal for this area considering we have ac, central air, new appliances, a washer and dryer, and it's about 1200 sqft.
Every month our rent including utilities was like 425 for each of us (back when rent was 1075). It's not hard for us to pay rent considering we have decent jobs, but tonight our roomate told us she is most likely moving to Arizona to be with her boyfriend.
I definitely knew this was going to happen and I'm happy for her and we don't have to sign the new lease until July. I also don't mind because I'm a neat freak and can't handle her mess sometimes and I also don't mind us finally having our own place but I do mind how much more we will be spending.
I gave up hours because I was making enough without having to work 40 a week. So I take home 1200 Every month after taxes. Every month, one entire paycheck will be towards rent only. Not even groceries or car insurance or my credit cards or anything else.
I hate being an adult.
And I guess at least I have my photography on the side to make extra cash,but that's also a lot more time I have to spend working.
We interviewed another potential roommate yesterday. We had 5 lined up to interview.
- The Guy – never showed up, never let us know he wasn’t going to show up. Disqualified.
- Biology Girl – Leela didn’t like her, but she is a field biologist that was playing in the river earlier that day and probably smelled like dead peacock.
- Thursday Girl – so far, she is the winner of the lot. She’s super duper chill, will probably just chill in her room and not really bug anyone… or be bugged by anyone. Leela loved her, and she loved Leela. She also adored the kitty.
- Lady who never shut up – we never even showed her the house. We learned all about her job, where she lives, lots of things… but there was no way to ask her questions, or even have a conversation. It was nonstop chatter. She’s been disqualified because she would be uncomfortable to live with. She’s so pushy.
- Closet Furry – we are meeting with this girl on Tuesday. So far I have the highest hopes for her. She communicates clearly, has a steady job, and is a student. She is very pleasant to talk to, and seems like she will respect boundaries (and clearly communicate hers). She also seems like either an otaku or a furry, based on the limited amount of facebook stalking I managed to do. It’s weird how those two groups sometimes overlap.
I should post when I'm in a good mood more often. Or more than not at all. Made it all the way to the apartment world in Silent Hill 4 last night, still amazed at the cinematography of those games. The 4th one took on a different kind of sexual deviance than the previous ones, one that has historically made both cinemaphiles and gamers alike uneasy: voyeurism. A huge part of the gameplay is peeping on your neighbors through a hole in the wall of the room you can't get out of, which I always liked. But I'm a hermit who also craves human interaction so…
Anyway, I'm about to go and waste a decent amount of cash on vinyls. Looking to bolster my Tom Petty, Tom Waits, and Otis Redding section of the collection. It's finally starting to get bookcase-filling in it's girth again, which has taken some doing since I lost like a third of my records when my ex and I split (my WHOLE Blondie selection, for one) but I've been building it again steadily since I got sober.
In other news, still pissing off the people I like and, in general, being a freckle faced little shit. No plans to change that, if they loved me when I was a junkie then they can learn to love me when I'm clean, mean, blunt, and pissed. My temper has been off the damn charts for a minute, though. Can't remember the last time I was as crabby as I've been lately. That's about all, seeya later, fuckers!
Well, guys. It’s getting closer. We’ve got a countdown chain hanging in the classroom. Four more days (counting today). I think I can get that done. What’s hard is the deadlines for the report card/Assessments/Parent & kids gifts. UGH.. :D But, “this too shall pass”!
OK- also- I NEED to get on the whole “home loan” thing. I need to get a home loan figured out (will I qualify for a loan, etc.)…..
Also, I keep having dreams about having foster kids. I am so eager to start that chapter in my life.
Yeah, I’ve always wanted to foster. I used to want more kids. Sometime in the last year I’ve gone from actually WANTING MORE KIDS to just WANT TO BE A FOSTER PARENT.
I’m getting off subject.
SCHOOL’S ALMOST OUT FOR THE SUMMER!!!!!