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Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
8:08 pm
OK, so as some of you may know I got married last year to my super-duper-cool wife Nikki. I kinda had a falling out with livejournal just before the wedding and we didn't make up until recently so I never posted any pictures for you all to oooo and ahhh at.

Better late than never, right?

OK, here is Nikki all dressed up for our rehearsal dinner:


And here's me in my rehearsal dinner attire:


Here's where the wedding took place:


Nikki and I lighting our unity candle:


Nikki and I with my parents:


Nikki and I with her family:


Nikki and I:


Our flower girl (our niece Olivi) watching us giggle:


Nikki, my brother John and I:


Nikki and I:


Us on our honeymoon in Rehoboth Beach:


Us at the beach on our honeymoon:


That's it. Enojy.

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
2:23 pm - moving
Nik and I are moving on the 10th. YAAA!

We're moving out of VA up to Silver Spring MD. WooHoo!

We're getting a two bedroom that has an eat-in kitchen and a dining room (the dining room will be our den/office. Aww Yeah!

Can you tell I am excited? Whoop DEE Doo!

CAN I GET A HELL YEAH?!?!

current mood: creative

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
8:31 am - Crazy as of late
So, life has been pretty crazy as of late.

2 and a half weeks ago Nikki had surgery. She had a benign tumor (which until a week ago we thought was just a cyst) removed from her left ovary. It was the size of a softball. She's been doing pretty damn well since the surgery. Some pain, but it's off-and-on and she's been able to get around pretty well overall. Regardless of pain, though, the whole experience was just overwhelmingly stressful and scary. Hopefully never again.

Then, two weekends ago we had The Great Big International Drag King Show 6 (and 6.1) here in DC. It was fantastic. Tons of performers (drag kings, drag queens, bio-queens, butches, femmes, tranny-bois, tranny-girls, gay, stright, bi, etc.) came from across the globe to participate and to shead light on gender performance. It was absolutely amazing. I've also performed in GB4 and GB5 and they just keep getting better. My only wish is that I wasn't as shy as I am around people I don't know. I want to meet people, but I always feel awkard going up to them and starting a conversation. Some of these performers are so good at what they do that I can't imagine them wanting to talk to me (especially since there are other fantastic performers for them to talk with). I did make cds for everyone of all the pics I took, though, so I used them as an excuse to talk to people. Oh, I almost forgot! The best part of the weekend was that Nikki got to perform! Only one week after her surgery and yet she was able to strut up on stage as Angel...WooHoo!

Now I am going to quote from the blog Nikki wrote yesterday:

"So the strangest thing happened. Beth and I have been house sitting for friends this week, but I've been going home and checking on our cats pretty much everyday. We have 2, Emma (9 months) and Max (7 months). When I got to the apartment this morning Max was no where to be found. I looked all over and nothing. Then I looked by our back door which is where they spend most of their time looking outside and thats when I noticed that the glass on the bottom panel of our back door was broken. Max had busted through the glass and broken out.

Emma has been fixed, but Max hasn't yet and maybe that's what it was. Maybe he saw another cat outside that he just had to get to. Its so weird though because he's usually a calm cat and for the most part afraid of everything. He isn't going to know what to do outside. He's never been out before. I looked all over for him, but he wasn't anywhere. I hope that he comes back home soon. He's Emma's best friend and I know that she isn't going to be the same without him, and neither are we."

Good news!! We got a call at 2am this morning that our upstairs neighbors found him!! YAY!!

That's it for now. Later...

current mood: calm

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
12:04 am - Photos from GB6 and GB6.1
Slowly but surely Nikki (Dominic) and I (Peter) are posting the photos we took (and photos friends took) to http://community.webshots.com/user/wondergoose1980

If you have any photos you'd like us to add (too lazy to upload them yourself) just send them our way and we'll give you props on the site.

If you don't want your pics posted, but you don't mind sending me copies for my personal use that'd be great too (just let me know you'd rather we not post them online)

Enjoy the pics (and don't hesitate to pass the link on to whomever you like).

Beth

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Monday, July 11th, 2005
9:04 pm - pics
Ok, here are some pics. It's been a while so I'm going to post a couple different entries. This entry will have miscellaneous pics from my grand ol' life and the next entry will contain drag king pics. Enjoy.

pics of me (and Nikki)!!Collapse )

current mood: blank

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Saturday, July 9th, 2005
3:00 pm
So life is crazy. Wedding plans are crazy. Work is crazy. Everything is crazy.

The closer the wedding gets (I think we're down to 45 days away) the more stressed I get. There's still so much to do. Decorations to buy. Food and flowers to order/prepare. Wedding vows to write. Makeup and hair styles to decide upon and to buy stuff for. Clothing to buy (both of our wedding dresses have been purchased, but we still need all that undergarment stuff). *sigh* We've done a lot, but it doesn't feel like enough. Today was my only day off this week, but did I accomplish anything in regards to the wedding.....nope. We need to sit down next weekend and get a whole bunch decided upon/done.

That's it for now. Not much, I know. Sorry.

current mood: stressed

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
12:01 pm - Pics
I've just posted some pics from the Great Big 5 and from Capital Pride '05 to http://community.webshots.com/user/bethnikki1120 Not the best resolution pics, but it's all good.

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Monday, January 17th, 2005
12:51 pm
Wow, super long time no post. It seems like I go through fazes of posting and not posting. Things have been kinda crazy these past few months. Get up early, leave the house at 6:30, take the bus to work, work for 8 hours, take the bus home, get home at 6:45, make dinner, relax with Nikki, fall asleep, do it all over again. When I am home and have the time to post I just don't feel like posting. I need to get a car again so I have less time on the bus and more time at home. My days are too long and tiring. I can't fathom being someone who works more than one job, or someone who works a full day and then has kids to care for. I am too young and selfish right now.

So, what has been going on these past months. Hmmm...

In October my parents and grandparents came down and visited Nikki and I. It was great. Gramma and Grampa were so good to Nikki. They arrived on her birthday so they brought her gifts and were just wonderful. During their time here we had a family birthday party for Nikki so my family got to spend time with her family. Loads of fun.

Nikki and I went up to VT just before Thanksgiving and spent some time with my parents. It was nice. We stopped by a discount bridal store when we were up there and Nikki actually tried on a dress and a tiara. She was so beautiful. She was also super-cute about the whole thing because at first she didn't even want to try anything on, but by the time we left the store she was asking my mom to go back later and take pictures of the dress :)

A couple of weeks before Christmas Nikki gave me one of my gifts which was a trip up to NYC. You see, although I'd been to NYC before I'd never seen people skating at Rockefeller Center and I'd never seen the Christmas tree either. Knowing this, Nikki decided to take me up there for the day. It was a long day, but it was really nice. Nik is so frickin' sweet :)

Christmas Eve was spent at home, just the two of us. I got out of work earlier than Nik so I came home and cooked us a big Christmas dinner. (I made everything that I was used to having because I knew that the next day we'd be at her parent's house eating everything she was used to. Everything I made came out really well (I wish we still had leftovers..Mmmm). After we ate, we sat down and did another tradition that I grew up with: unwrapping a new Christmas book and reading it outloud (yeah, we're big dorks..we know :) ). Nikki bought me a book and I bought her one. I opened the book for me first which turned out to be a little kid's pop-up book. At first I was skeptical about Nik's choice of a book, but when I got to the last page Santa popped out and was holding on to an engagement ring. I was so surprised! All I could say was "I got a ring" over and over. So now Nik and I both have rings. Hehe :)

We spent Christmas morning alone at home just opening gifts and spending time together. Later on Nik's grandmother picked us up and we went to Nik's parent's house. There, we opened more gifts, ate Christmas dinner and spent time with her parents, 2 grandmothers, 1 grandmother's "friend" (aka: boyfriend), 2 sisters, 2 brothers-in law, 2 nephews, 1 niece, 2 uncles, 1 aunt and 1 cousin. Good times.

New Year's Eve was spent at some friends' house. We left early, but we had a really good time. It was especially nice 'cause the friends' whose house it was at we hadn't seen since October. Good times.

Since the holidays ended I haven't been doing too much other than working. I did perform in the DC Kings "Kings Live" show in early January, though. It was a great show. All of the performances were live which was so great. Everyone who sang sounded amazing, the instrumentalists were great and the two kings who did spoken word were really good as well. I sang Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You". Once Photobucket stops being a pain in my ass I'll post a couple pics of my performance.

Lately, I've been working on planning Nik and my wedding. Just yesterday capriciousboi and her gf took me and Nik to look for wedding dresses and I bought one! Mmm hmm, I have a wedding dress. I'm very happy with it 'cause it's simple yet elegant, I look beautiful in it (if I do say so myself..hehe) and it was on sale. I wish my mom could've been there to help me, but I had a great time none-the less. Now we just need to get Nik a dress. Oh yeah, and find a location, and get a caterer, and finish buying decorations, and decide on a cake, etc.. Good thing we have 8 months left. 8/13/05 here we come!!

Ok, that is definitely enough for now.

Later...

current mood: blah

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
10:06 pm - T&A.....oops, I mean Q&A
Stolen from my_siren

Comments will be screened and seen by me only. Carry on . . .

o = yes
x = no
~ = maybe/depends.
* = already have!
= = decline to answer

( ) hang out with me?
( ) give me your number?
( ) let me kiss you?
( ) have sex with me?
( ) play an SM scene with me?
( ) write a song for me?
( ) watch a tori amos dvd with me ?
( ) let me take you out to dinner?
( ) drive me somewhere/anywhere?
( ) take a shower with me?
( ) be my gf/bf?
( ) have a fling with me?
( ) listen to me if I called you, crying, even if you were out with all of your friends?
( ) come and pick me up at 3 am because i flushed my car keys down the toilet of the bar i was drinking at?
( ) buy me a drink if I didn't have money?
( ) split your last stick of gum with me?
( ) take me home for the night?
( ) let me sleep in your bed?
( ) sing for me?
( ) sit in the doctors office with me because I didn't want to go alone?
( ) re-post this for me to answer your questions?

current mood: curious

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Monday, October 4th, 2004
7:21 pm - Am I truly THAT naive?
You represent... naivete.
You represent... naivete.
So innocent and trusting... you can be very shy at
times, but it's only because you're not sure
how to act. You give off that "I need to
be protected vibe." Remember that not all
people are good. Being too trusting will get
you easily hurt.


What feeling do you represent?
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I've never thought of myself as naive. I mean, I like to think that people are good, but if someone fucks with me than I'm not going to stick around or sing that deep down everyone is good. Some people are assholes, but unless you give me a reason to believe YOU are an asshold than I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt. Is that naivete? I don't think so. Maybe wishful thinking, but not naivete.

Living in a city is jading me a little bit, though. I mean, I'm not a stone faced killer, but little things that I used to brush aside now bother me. I still give most people the benefit of the doubt and try to think of logical reasons why they might be being mean or dishonest, but sometimes I can't help but get pissed off and assume that they're just a dick. People who cut me off on the highway: dicks. People who don't use their turn signals: dicks. People who take their anger out on me: dicks. People who pass me over for jobs I am qualified for: dicks.

Mainly I am still a wonderful kind-hearted person. I'm not naive. Just don't cut me off on the highway.

Later...

current mood: cranky

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12:56 pm - perfectly liberal
Liberal
Where do you fall on the liberal - conservative political spectrum? (United States)

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current mood: good

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004
9:43 pm - Ah, presidential debates
No Mr. Bush, Kerry's opinion on the war hasn't changed he has consistently said that Saddam was a threat, but you're tactics were wrong. Stop trying to convince us that his view has wavered.

Mr. Bush, please give a straight answer to a question and stop avoiding the questions by critiquing Kerry's answers.

Mr. Bush you're getting very flustered. It is kinda funny. You are stammering and saying "um". hehe.

Mr. Bush, please discuss what you're going to do in the future instead of simply saying "I did X and it was good", "I did Y and it was good", etc.

Mr Bush, your tonde of voice is condescending and insulting. I don't like it. (although, Kerry's kinda is too)



Ok, I've got to go pick up Nikki. No more debate tonight. Later...

current mood: curious

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Monday, September 27th, 2004
8:37 pm - Super-gay
Good times this weekend.

Saturday night Nikki and I went to Nikisha's party for a couple of hours. It was fun. We ran into a few people, drank some (Yaay for jungle juice!), hung out with Kwid (double-Yaay!), and just had a good time overall.

Yesterday, we got up early and went to a wedding registry "event" at Crate and Barrel. We created our wedding registry...hehe!! It was super-fun. We picked out all kinds of stuff we want. Yes, our wedding isn't until next summer (as of now it's going to be on 8/13/05, although that may change if we can't reserve a location for that date). Thankfully, we can update the registry if we need to. If ya want to buy us stuff go to a Crate and Barrel store, or to crateandbarrel.com, and check out our registries.

After Crate and Barrel we drove up to Frederick, MD to check out a possible wedding location. It looked pretty good, but some people were having some sort of reunion there so we couldn't actually go into the building. The surrounding area looked nice, the building was pretty from the outside and the building looked large enough for the number of guests we're planning on so we are optimistic. We'll have to call the office sometime and make arrangements to tour the building.

After that, we decided to go to Target and register there too. We are so lame. Our wedding is still 320 days away (I found out tonight on crateandbarrel.com. Really. I'm not counting the days. I swear.) and we're already registered at two places. I'm kinda hoping that word gets around and maybe relatives/friends will buy us house-warming/Christmas/birthday gifts off of the registeries. Wishful thinking, I know.

(*note, from this point on Sat. 9/26/04 will be known as "Super-Gay Wedding Planning Day"...hehe*)

Today we went to the National Museum of the American Indian. It was very intersting/fun. I wish they had more info on Cherokees, though, 'cause Nikki is Cherokee and I would've liked to learn more about her heritage. I bet she would've liked ot learn more, too. I understand that the museum probably wants to spread the word about lesser-known nations/tribes/groups so I'll forgive them this once. Only once, though. They better smarten up before the next time we go. :) Regardless, the museum was very interesting. The exhibitions were very informative and well put together. It was a multi-sensory experience, which I love. Just enough information to read, movies to watch, things to touch, pictures to look at, artifacts to examine, etc. I want to go again. Maybe my parnets and grandparents will be interested in going when they're down here in two weeks. ton a side note, The building itself was amazing, too. So organic, relaxing and peaceful feeling. I'd love to have a home that feels like that.)

That's it.

Remember, target.com and crateandbarrel.com :)

Later...

current mood: horny

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Friday, September 24th, 2004
1:25 pm - Bitch Bitch Moan Moan
Not much to say. Just felt like saying that lately I've been reading a lot of whiny, "my life sucks", "I hate everyone", "I don't care about you and I don't need you", "I don't want your help" postings. I find it bizarre. Everyone I've read has been so over the top, so melodramatic that I find them hard to believe. I read them and want to respond with "Who do you think you're kidding? You're only writing these things so people will respond, will console you, will tell you they love you". I don't know that these postings are truly cries for help from people with low self-esteem, but that's what they seem like. They're kind of annoying. Yes, I know LJ postings are journal entries in which people should/can write about any/everything weighing on their minds. I just don't think I'm gonna read the whiny ones anymore.

That's it.

Later...

current mood: meh

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Monday, September 20th, 2004
9:42 am
I haven't written about the DC Kings in a while, so here goes:

Sat. night I went to the DC King show at Apex. The show was pretty damn good. The IDKE group did well. You can tell they still need some practice (and once they get their choir robes it'll look cooler, too), but it was still really good. I was very impressed with everyone who had a role out of the choir. I mean, Ramses was great as a homeless man, That Way was super good, E did a kick-ass militant, Indy's ASL kicked-ass (having worked with deaf kids I'm always super-excited when I see people signing!!), Allix and Kwid were both great rival rang members, etc etc.

Sat night the kings did some fundraising for those who're going to IDKE. I'm not sure how much was made, but I think we did pretty damn well. There was a quite a bit of kissing going on (The fundraiser was called "kiss a king" and for $1 (or more) people could kiss the king of their choice. Props to the B-more Charm City Boys). We did a similar fundraiser a Chaos a couple of weeks ago too. Hopefully our efforts pay off.

I really wish that Dominic and I were still going to IDKE. I REALLY want to go. Needless to say, money is too tight right now (and I have family coming to visit me that weekend anyways) *sigh* Hopefully we can save up enough money to go to IDKE in Winnipeg next year. Maybe.

I miss performing. I feel as if I haven't performed in fooooooorever. I am assuming all of the Oct. spots are already taken, but maybe I'll email Ken and see if he can squeeze me in. I don't even mind not getting paid. I just want to perform (and I have a kinda interesting idea for a Halloweeny spin of Joplin's "Piece of My Heart"). If Ken gives me the ok, is there anyone out there who'd want to perform with me (no lyrics to learn, just some acting)? Regardless of whether I get to perform in Oct. or not, I'm very excited for the Oct. shows. Ya know why? Well, 1) I LOVE Halloween, and 2) Dominic and the other bois (E, Cassanova and Allix) are getting all femmed up and doing Lady Marmalade again. It was so amazing the first time. Hopefully the Chaos space works as well as the Apex stage did.

November will be my 1 year anniversary with the kings. I forgot until after all of the November slots had been taken. Thankfully Dominic had a slot so he's gonna let me perform with him. I don't know what we're gonna do. We need to start brainstorming 'cause I want it to be worthy of my 1 year anniv. If was possible I'd love to do a medley of two song: one in which I'd be a king and one in which I'd be a bio queen. I don't know if it'll work out, but I'm definitely shooting for that.

January chaos is gonna be kick-ass. I don't know if I should broadcast this early what the show is gonna be, but just know that is gonna be kick-ass. DC King talent from the moment the curtain rises until the fat bio-queen sings. Fingers crossed that my brain-child comes off as I'm dreaming it will. I'll keep you posted ;)

More news from my life (not related to kingdom) soon to come.

Later...

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Monday, September 13th, 2004
10:22 am - Spasmodic Torticollis

So, I emailed the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation today asking them some questions regarding Toricollis and it's relationship to Bell's Palsy (which I had twice as a child), TMJ (which was one of the reasons I had maxillofacial surgery 4 years ago), facial tics (I have one in my eye and it's SUPER annoying when it occurs) and my past observation that my head is oftentimes tipped slightly to the right. I know these questions sound random, but some websites I've checked out have eluded to the fact that there could be correlations between them all.

 

I'm hoping that DMRF tells me my concerns are unfounded. Especially since I don't have medical insurance yet and if this turns out to be a lifelong condition than it'll be a pre-existing one once my insurance kicks in. fun fun fun. Think good thoughts.

 

Here's a semi-brief synopsis of torticollis that I found at www.torticollis.org:

 

 

"Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) is a painful and debilitating neurological disorder.  It is also known as "Cervical Dystonia," and many people also call it just "torticollis."  Approximately 3 in every 10,000 people - about 90,000 people in the United States - are known to suffer from ST.

 

This movement disorder is caused by a dysfunction of the brain. The symptoms are caused by intermittent or sustained contractions of the muscles around the neck which control the position of the head. This causes the head to lean to one side, or be pulled forward or backward. The shoulders may also be uneven and some patients experience tremors in the head or arms. ST is usually accompanied by constant and extreme pain.

 

Although it's not related, ST can resemble other disorders including Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy and wry neck (an acute episode of pain and spasm in the neck that resolves itself in days or weeks.) (fingers crossed* please let me have wry neck and not torticollis *fingers crossed*)

 

ST can limit a person's ability to function, but it's a localized disability which does not affect other body systems. Because it can be more severe during times of anxiety or stress, ST was once thought to be a psychiatric disorder. Research has shown, however, that while ST does indeed seem to originate in the brain, it is clearly a neurological disorder rather than a psychiatric one."



current mood: worried

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Saturday, September 11th, 2004
8:16 pm - field trip to the ER
I have torticollis. I found this out at the ER last Friday. I went there after spending 1.5 hours flat on my back on the floor experiencing excruciating neck pain. I had no idea what was going on. I couldn't move my body AT ALL without screaming in pain and crying. My mortality crossed my mind a few times. It was the worst pain I've ever felt. Then I went to the ER, found out I have torticollis, got some valium and vicadin and all was right in the world. I hope it never ever ever ever happens again.

current mood: calm

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Monday, August 16th, 2004
8:10 pm - wow
wow, it's been a super-long time since i posted. Sorry all. Not like very many people read this ol' journal of mine anyways, but I still feel kinda bad. Like somehow I'm letting people down.

Well, anyways..

UI moved into Nikki's apartment on the 18th 'cause my nanny job ended on the 18th and thus I couldn't live in my employer's house anymore. It was ok living there. I love living with Nikki, but living with her roommates wasn't so great. Not great at all. Thankfully we don't live with them anymore. More on that later.

I proposed to Nikki on June 19th. She said yes!!! (of course..hehe). I love seeing the ring on her finger. It makes me all giddy inside. giddy giddy giddy. The proposal didn't go smoothly, but it went as smoothly as could be expected given that it was a day long scavenger hunt throughout DC during which Nikki went to numerous locations that special things had happened at. At each location a friend of ours wqas waiting for Nikki with a gift for her and clues to the next location. At the last location she found me with the ring and a mini engagement party. I think she had fun. Regardless, it's a proposal she'll never forget (and nor will any of our friends who were involved).

I started working at Crate and BArrel in Tysons Corner in the beginning of July. It's kinda boring on slow days, but overall I like it. I get to work with people, work around fun/nice merchandise, I get a great discount, my coworkers and employers are great and I think I will get promosted soon if I let them know that I am interested. I am interested. If I get the promotion I'll make more money and I'll have more responsibilities which will make me feel good and will give me stuff to do during the slow times.

Nikki and I had to move out of her place on 7/31 and becuase we were fucked over by a couple different apartment complexes (screw you Parliaments in Annandale VA) we ended up staying with a couple friends for 2 weeks. Initially we were only supposed to stay there for one week but they were amazingly nice and let us stay there for an extra one since we had nowhere else to go. For a while we considered moving into my parent's basement in VT 'cause we couldn't find a place down here. Thankfully we didn't 'cause on 8/12 we were approved at a complex and on the 13th we moved in. Lots of our stuff is still in boxes, but all,the furniture is set up and it is livable. It is wonderful. It is our home. Our first home together. It is amazing.

If make-up sex is the best sex ever, than new house sex has to be a close second. :)

No more to say. Later...

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
5:39 pm - shitty shit shit
I have big plans for Saturday but one of my helpers has backed out and one of them is MIA. I've called on the reserves and hopefully one of them can step up and be my replacement super-helper.

I'm getting kicked out of my apartment as of Friday. Nikki and I moved a bunch of my stuff to her house yesterday. I still have a lot more to pack and move. I don't see how it's all going to fit at Nikki's.

In addition to being the day that I lose my apt., Friday is also my first day of unemployment. I've been dropping off/mailing/emailing my resume like crazy. Fingers crossed I get a new job soon.

I think I am getting sick. Or maybe I am still sick. I feel like I've been on a roller-coaster ride of sick-healthy-sick-healthy since January. Maybe my healthy points were just healthier points and I've really only been sick once....albeit a really long once.

My MIA helper is making me mad. Well, not making..more like made. No one has heard form her since things went bad on Sunday. I emailed, but got no response. Nikki called, but got no response. Other people have tried to make contact, but they've gotten no response. I bet she's pissed at us all, but I couldn't tell you why she would be. Whatever, I'm getting kinda annoyed with her being upset/annoyed/mad towards at least one person at all times.

*sigh*

I'm trying to be optimistic. I'm not doing a good job at it.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2004
10:46 am - St Patrick: the saint of letting kids out of school ealry?
So the job search goes on. and on...and on...and on.

I had an interview on Monday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. the position is a 1:1 aid position for a non-verbal kid with downs syndrome and Autism. It went well. I think they'll offer me a job once they get my letters of recommendation. The only problems are that it doesn't pay much and because it's a 1:1 position that only lasts the summer I'd feel super bad if I found a regular job and had to quit the camp 1/2way through the summer. I mean, the likelihood of them finding a replacement aid partway through this summer is slim-to-none and thus I'd be screwing over the kid if I quit. So, do I take the job since I really need one and then quit if I get offered another job, or do I not take the job and hope I find a different one quickly? Financial issues vs. morality issues...fun fun fun.

I dropped off my resume and application at Barnes and Noble on Monday as well. I never thought that after graduating from college I'd be trying to get a sales job, but I think I'd actually like it. I mean, I love books, I love music, I love Starbucks, I love working with people and I've worked at a bookstore before. I guess it wouldn't be too bad. They're hiring full- and part-time help right now and I've heard rumors that they pay pretty well so I am optimistic.

I sent off a bunch more resumes today. *fingers crossed*



The little one's last day of school is today. He gets out at 12:15. It kinda sucks 'cause now I have to be at the house pretty much all day every day (which isn't too different from the past few months since they were always making me be here during my time off anyways). I was supposed to hang out with Trish at Soho today so we could talk about important stuff. Stupid St. Patrick's Episcopal school letting the kids out early on their last day of school. Trish has tons of last minute work to do today so maybe we wouldn't have been able to meet up anyways. I'm still gonna blame St. Patrick's. grrr.



Last night way great.

Nikki and I went to Borders and had loads of fun. We sat on the floor in the children's book section and read to each other. Complete with funny voices. I don't know anyone I could've done that with. *sigh, smile and blush* I already have a small collection of kids books for the future, and Nikki and I found a few more that we want to add to the collection. She has similar tastes in kids books as me: silly, weird "the stinky cheese-man" type books, educational books with morals and underlying meanings/messages, multi-cultural/-religious/-ethnicity/etc. books, books with characters that deviate from the norm (ie: girls that dream of being pirates, boys that play with dolls, etc.), etc. Our kids are gonna be super-cool!!

After Borders we bought dinner at subway and then went down to the water with our dinner, a blanket and our camera. We watched the sun set, watched planes/helicopters fly overhead, watched/chased fireflies, ate dinner, laid on the blanket together, etc. Very relaxing and nice. I think we should go down there more often.

I talked to my mom on the phone last night too. She's still interested in seeing the Kings perform if there's a show the weekend that she and my dad come down to visit. I'm a little scared. I mean, mom and dad are cool and all, but they're going to be uncomfortable at Apex. They're going ot be really uncomfortable if the show is as sexual as DC King shows have been in the past. We have a meeting tonight so I think I'm going to say something to the effect of "my mom and dad might be coming to the July Apex show. I really want them to come, but I don't want them to be super-uncomfortable or to walk away from the show thinking that we're all sexual deviants or that I'm a horrible person for being involved. I don't want anyone to change their performance if they already know what they're going to be doing, but if you haven't planned it out yet please keep in mind that my mom and dad will probably be in the audience and that they're new to this whole gay/lesbian/king/queen/trans/etc. stuff. I don't want to scare them or turn them away from me". Hopefully such comments won't anger anyone.



Ok, I need to go get clean so I can be ready to pick up the little one in an hour. Fun fun fun.

Stupid St. Patrick's.

Later...

current mood: blah

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