The entire left side of my face is still numb, almost two hours later.
My gums are sore.
I have to repeat this process on Tuesday.
I hate the dentist.
The entire left side of my face is still numb, almost two hours later.
This has been such a weird week for me - 7 straight days of work, with the only night off I’ve had being dedicated to my theatre appreciation class, and another 3-4 coming up - and as a result my sleep schedule is all off. I missed my history class Monday morning because I overslept, had tests in geology and French that day, and I missed all my classes on Wednesday because Chels needed to get out of the house and she spent the whole day here. And now it’s 12:40 and I’m not in bed and I have to get up and go to class at 9 in the morning. Ugh.
On an unrelated note, there was a crying baby in the apartment behind ours while I was getting ready for class earlier today. I really hope they were just babysitting.
…I could just run away from my life and start over somewhere new.
I sent Ali a myspace message tonight. I know - after all that shit she pulled last year, why would I want to bother with her? I guess it’s because I kind of need somebody outside of my work circle. I work with her step-mom now - which I didn’t know until today - and apparently Ali is back in Denton, living with her Aunt Crystal on Fry Street. It sounds like she’s in a better place in her life now so maybe she’s changed. I guess I’ll find out, if she even messages me back.
• I’ve noticed that somehow, no matter where I walk to on campus from my apartment, it seems to take 15 minutes. To the ESSC? 15 minutes. From the Environmental Science Building, a full half a mile farther? 15 minutes.
• I have a new project in the works that I hope to launch by the end of March. Mum’s the word, but I’m excited about it.
• Starting tomorrow, I’m trying something new: not spending a single penny on anything other than bills and gifts (and gifts only because of Valentine’s Day and Kirby’s birthday) for an entire month. I decided to do this mostly because I’m tired of not having money in savings, but also because I want to see just how much money I can make in 30 days waiting tables.
• I told myself that if I’m skipping an extra-credit lecture for a class I need an A in, I better spend that time doing something productive, so I’m off to give the apartment a good cleaning, make a budget, and look up a few things before work.
The weather is so strange today. It’s windy, but at the same time it seems very still - like the calm before the storm. It IS supposed to rain today, especially in the evening, but nobody said anything about it being uber cloudy. The weather in general has been weird this year - 50mph winds one day, and a few days later a 40* drop in temperature within 6 hours. Not to mention the constant 10-20mph winds every day, and the fact that it’s been in the 70s in the middle of winter. That’s weird even for Texas.
A friend of mine is convinced that the strange weather is the result of extraterrestrial lifeforms. His argument is reasonably convincing. I’ll tell it to you the way he told it to me:
A little-known fact about Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the Americas is that during his sea voyage, he and his crew saw a strange sight under water: three lights flying much faster than any vessel could, under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s believed, although commonly covered up, that this can be considered alien contact. [Ed. note: a quick Google search produces no evidence supporting or even mentioning this.] Jump ahead to this year: Texas, Mexico, and California - all coastal regions - are having extremely strange weather patterns, such as high winds, temperatures jumping 30 degrees within days or even hours, and strange wind patterns. Now, all of the winds - including the 50mph ones form a few weeks ago, are coming directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and indirectly from the Atlantic. This all supports the theory that extraterrestrial life forms will come not from the sky, but from the ocean.
Interesting, right? Chris also has a theory that the giant holes in our o-zone are not entirely from human error. He thinks there must be an external force at hand to create them - such as aliens. But want to hear the real kicker?
There have been hundreds upon hundreds of UFO sightings popping up in the coastal regions I mentioned above, all in 2008 - since the weather has started being so strange. If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area like I do, I’m sure you’ve heard of the sightings in Stevensville recently (ABC News covered it here), where more than 30 people claim to have seen a UFO. Not to mention, Chris himself has seen some strange things in the past few months (the first of which was actually in November of 2007), including a large shooting star-like object but with no debris flying off it (which means it couldn’t have been a meteor or anything of the like) landing in a nature park about 10 minutes outside of our town, in an area that is now barricaded off and surrounded by unmarked trailers. While all of that alone is weird enough to make me suspicious that something is going on, something happened today that makes me very unnerved: my boyfriend himself saw a UFO this morning. Note that by UFO I mean it really was an unidentified flying object - not necessarily aliens. I won’t go into detail here except to say that we can’t figure out a logical explanation for what he saw, but I will say that I’m starting to think Chris is really onto something. There IS something happening right now. I just don’t know what.
I’m pretty sure I aced my history test. Last semester I barely managed to pull a B in Dr. Campbell’s class but I think this year I may be able to make a high B or even an A. I spent about three hours last night studying - color coding my notes, reading and rereading, memorizing the outline - and then this morning while I was getting ready I carried my laptop around with me and went over the outline. It seemed to have worked because I knew how to answer both essays, five out of six of the identifications, and almost all of the multiple choice questions. Luckily on his tests you pick one essay and five ID questions to answer, so I was in the clear. It was a good feeling to finish such a hard test and know that I did pretty well. Hopefully my grade will relfect that.
I desperately want Obama to land the Democratic nominee so that I won’t be forced to vote third party. I refuse to vote Republican or Clinton and since this is the first Presidential election I’m eligble to vote in, I don’t want to skip out on it completely. I’m not a big fan of politics, but I’m educated enough at this point to know who I want to have running the country and I would like to cast my vote for somebody I truly support rather than somebody who just isn’t Republican or Hillary Clinton.
Haha. One second left in the Superbowl and everyone rushes the field. Now they can’t get it clear so they can play the last second.
…And the Giants win. Good for them. :]
Last night Kirby, DC, Allison, Annaleesa, Amber, Melody, and Lindsey all went to Andy’s to see Paul’s band play. It was pretty much awesome. Veloura is actually really good and it’s fun to see somebody you know from a work setting rocking out on stage. You know, I love that the people I work with are also truly my friends. It makes work so much fun - even on weekends like this one, where I close tonight and work a double tomorrow.
…for warmer weather.
Days at the beach.
Dear summer gods,
Texans like me are not built for 32*.