Nothing I Can't Handle

4:11 PM, Friday, June 19, 2009 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

It has been one heck of a week and it's only Thursday. I'm trying not to get too stressed from all that has come my way already this week. But there have been a few bright spots as well. Here's the run down:

Bad thing: I got hit by another cyclist on the bike path on my way home from work on Sunday. What made matters worse was the fact that the guy just kept going, knowing full well that he had hurt me and knocked me off my bike.

Good thing: I wasn't too hurt. Just a little banged up with a cut on my foot and a sore knee. And my bike is just fine.

Bad thing: My landlord began harassing me regarding many things including, but not limited to, my boyfriend visiting, a leak in my bathroom floor (which I do not cause and was here before I moved in), increasing my rent, going on the roof, and calling me a horrible disrespectful person.

Good thing: I was able to prove to him that I have tenant rights and he was violating them. And I've gotten all the materials together and mailed to make a formal harassment complaint. If all goes well, he will get a minimum $1,000 fine and, more importantly, learn a lesson.

Bad thing: A guy at work treats me like a complete idiot, and I blew up at him yesterday because I had had enough of it!

Good thing: The people who matter are on my side in the situation, and the guy has been spoken to, so maybe he'll finally start treating me with a little more respect. And when I told Eduardo about the incident he wanted to give the guy a talking to. I, of course, discouraged this, but it still makes me feel good.

Bad thing: I was working on making a new window frame so I can install an AC, and I sliced my finger on some plexiglass and had to go to the emergency room where it took 4 and a half hours to be treated. No stitches, but I had a couple small pieces of glass removed from my finger.

My badge of honor

Good thing: I finished installing my AC tonight and it's working beautifully!

It's a little ghetto, but it works! And I didn't pay $750 for it! (That was the first quote I got)

Hopefully I won't get any more to bear this week. Enough, God! I'm at my breaking point! Prayers for protection from any more incidents, and for my stress and short fuse, would be appreciated. But, hey, at least I found the silver lining.

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A Gay Storm Is Coming

11:53 PM, Sunday, June 7, 2009 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

This is not cool:

This is hilarious:

It has always been my philosophy that everyone is entitled to their opinions. But you are not entitled to tell other people how to live their lives. Don't support gay marriage? That is okay with me. Trying to force others into living by your beliefs? That is not okay with me.


It's The End of Blogs As We Know It (Maybe)

11:59 AM, Friday, June 5, 2009 / Posted by Christy / comments (1)

Over the last year or so I've noticed a down-swing in the number of my friends who keep up their blogs. Now, I do still have some friends who are great bloggers and update about once a week or more (such as Kate, Amanda, Cheryl, and Stacie), but others have completely stopped writing! What happened? I think I know. Facebook happened. Twitter happened. The updates about life that used to exist in paragraph form on blogs now exist in quick updates throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook. Quizzes? Surveys? Photos? Videos you think are funny? Websites you want to share? This can all be posted and shared with your friends instantly on Facebook. Is this the death of blogs as we know it?

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Facebook. I love being connected with long lost friends. If it weren't for Facebook, I never would have met up with my old youth pastor and his wife from Las Vegas when they visited New York in December. I could never have weekly chats with my cousin in Decatur, IL about Lost. I wouldn't know how many of my old friends are now married or having babies.

However, I think there is still value in writing in a longer form. Telling stories. I understand that writing isn't for everyone, but I've always enjoyed it and I hope people still enjoy reading what I have to say. Facebook is great, but this is just a different way to connect with people. To my friends who are thinking of abandoning their blogs in favor of Twitter or Facebook, I hope you'll reconsider! Keep blogs alive!

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My Life This Monday

12:05 AM, Monday, June 1, 2009 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

Adam helped me perform some minor maintenance on the new blog yesterday, and now it looks just lovely. It's nice to have 2 web designers in the family. He told me he'd just charge me $20 for our consultation. I told him he'd get it...never. Ah, family.

In case you were wondering, still no AC installed. I contacted one guy who never showed up when he was supposed to, but that's ok because I was beginning to think he couldn't really do it anyway. I've since contacted a second person who responded quickly and enthusiastically initially, but I haven't heard much from him since. I don't really think I should be chasing HIM down if he really wants the job, you know? So I might be moving on to contestant #3 soon. Why do people have to be so flaky? At least it's not really hot yet.

Eduardo and I are momentarily heading to the Boat Basin for the first time this season. I LOVE that place. If you ever come visit me, I will probably take you there.

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