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October 2nd, 2007

mac & cheese

dorkin it up
this sounds pretty tasty to me!

Makes 6 servings

2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
Garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup Swiss cheese, shredded
1 (7-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt, garlic salt, and black pepper. Add cheddar and Swiss cheeses and blend well. Cook macaroni as directed on package and drain well.

Add cooked macaroni to cheese mixture and blend until well coated. Add macaroni mixture to a greased 2- or 2½-quart baking dish and bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.

September 19th, 2007

Tungurahua Erupts

black jag run
whoah! this is soooo beautiful!

September 18th, 2007

a co-worker sent me this link in e-mail about geologists. it's a rather funny read. if you don't feel like going to the site, i have the whole thing behind this cutCollapse ). now, i have only skimmed through all that is listed but i did chuckle at what i read. i found "Someone who licks and/or scratches & sniffs rocks or in case of china clay will eat it to prove its perfectly safe" especially funny as that was something i had to get across to amftx that he had to do in order to identify a rock. i couldn't tell, by his picture, whether a rock was halite or quartz. the only way to tell was for him to lick it! =) it wound up being halite (or salt to the rest of you).

August 28th, 2007

more than two months ago (25 june to be exact), i asked a co-worker for her woman doctor's information. i have lost it three times and had to ask for it again yesterday. *slaps forehead* i just procrastinate when it comes to woman doctor appointments because endometriosis stuff sucks (usually in the form of, "let's operate!", "you need to be on the pill," and my personal favourite, "you need to get pregnant."). i was good though and i made an appointment for 5 september at 11:00am after putting the information into my phone.

things are about to get interesting.

August 27th, 2007

Rhythm Of The Heat

Looking out the window
I see the red dust clear
High up on the red rock
Stands the shadow with the spear

The land here is strong
Strong beneath my feet
It feeds on the blood
It feeds on the heat

The rhythm is below me - the rhythm of the heat
The rhythm is around me - the rhythm has control
The rhythm is inside me - the rhythm has my soul
The rhythm of the heat (x4)

Drawn across the plainland to the place that is higher
Drawn into the circle that dances round the fire
We spit into our hands and breathe across the palms
Raising them up high held open to the sun

Self-conscious, uncertain
I'm showered with the dust
The spirit enters into me
And I submit to trust

Smash the radio - no outside voices here
Smash the watch - cannot tear the day to shreds
Smash the camera - cannot steal away the spirits
The rhythm is around me
The rhythm has control
The rhythm is inside me
The rhythm has my soul

July 3rd, 2007

transformers movie

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we went to see the transformers movie last night. the visuals are very good and the story is *meh* at times. it definitely takes a while to get rolling. it's a 2 hours and 24 minutes long movie with a few good laughs here and there.

i definitely wasn't disappointed.


May 4th, 2007


i'm having a clearly busted/broken day. i didn't even charge my time that i worked this morning. i took the day off and still had overtime. that's what i get for doing a one-day driving trip to haskell, texas and back. overtime for today would have been nice but i'm not feeling my oats today as i'd already put in 45 hours before going into the office.

clearly, yet again, brent is feeling his oats and needed to threaten not only in taking jayge away but making me move back to ohio. now, i moved to get away from the bullshit so there's no way i want to move back. there are things against me but there are also things for me should brent really decide to actually wear balls instead of strutting with his balls out and not taking action as he has for the last 10+ years.

jayge is on my poop list for really making today difficult.

i don't want to continue on a huge entry so if you want the specs, then you can call. i think i've cried enough this morning out of anger that i can stay composed.

April 24th, 2007

squeaker squeak squeaken


solution? let's just go back to hanging people to execute them. that's the cheapest way to do it. sheesh. someone who goes out there and hacks another person to bits, spreading the remains over several states, gets zero sympathy from me if their lethal injection 'cocktail' isn't mixed right. hey...if killers were killed the same way they took out their victims, it would give pause as to think would i want this done to me? just a thought...

work is moving along at a fast pace and i'm having to learn a lot of things. i'm working a lot under another jr. geologist and a different PM but it's good to change things up. =)

i e-mailed brent about summer visitation and related stuff because he ignored my phone call and subsequent voice message. he's so mature that way but this is nothing new.

corteo was excellent as were the seats we had! we were a little late but someone did a lot of hurrying and we missed maybe the first 10 minutes. at the end of the show i was asked, "when's the next one coming?" hheheee! i think someone is hooked (as are the kids)! maybe we'll hit las vegas for zumanity? >:)

i finally have a couch! unfortunately, it cost me a sprained wrist and a trip to the ER that i hadn't figured into the final price. it's this one:

i sent someone and a friend of mine flowers on friday. i did it as a just because kind of thing. if i know your work or home address, then i might target you next! =)

April 16th, 2007

just run...

dorkin it up
i'm in a detached mood today. i have this feeling that something rather unpleasant is about to happen. all i can say is "oh well."

*shrugs* that's me...think about the worst, plan for the worst, and just deal with it.


April 5th, 2007

groovey baby!

silver lancia thesis
sweet! i purchased tickets for someone, someone's kids, jayge and myself to go to see corteo on the 17th. this will be really cool since they haven't been to a show whereas jayge and i have. i bought the tickets for a steal!!! 30% off e-mail invite because i'm a cirque member. 0_0 i'm jazzed because i bought some rockin seats too!

let's see...someone slipped that 4 letter little L-word to me on monday night. we went to a pub up the street for the NCAA game. i said it back but i'm not counting this instance. when i pussyfooted about it, he doesn't deny something slipped because he "remembers things were said" but he didn't hear me. soo... =P~

i let a freudian slip out about "our" place to a co-worker. hahahaaaa! i was amused and said, "did that just slip out of my mouth?!" she laughed at me.

annual raises came about and i received the same as last year. this tells me that i didn't do what was expected out of me so that i need to work even harder this year. i'm jazzed about that (working harder) too since i've branched off these last 3 months immensely and i'm taking strides quickly. :) i do not want to be a PM (project manager) and i'll not make great money (because i don't want to be a PM) but that's fine until i get my Masters and PG (professional geologist) license.

i've never heard back from brent about that letter. oh well. i'm glad he's not attempting to make it a pissing contest. i just hope he didn't blow off what i said. I need to get on him about the insurance card for jayge since he changed jobs to the FBI. jayge says that he's an office worker. *shrugs* whatev...

i'll be headed to plano again for the morning on the 11th. sindell357, do think you could swing lunch? ;)

plans are still needing to be hashed over for a trip to Austin but the weather needs to freaking cooperate!!!


February 7th, 2007

open letter...

truth and lies
dear brent -

i can't be jayge's daddy and mommy anymore. i hate what you're doing and i hate the lies i have to tell jayge about how great you are because of 'the divorced peoples rules.'

i bought jayge a cellular phone so that you could call him directly and the last incoming or missed phone call from your numbers was on december 28, 2006. before that, you called at thanksgiving (one month). before that, was when he arrived safely in houston from cincinnati (three months). jayge needs to hear from you more frequently than that.

when on the phone, you need to ask him about his grades/classes. you see, if you actually contacted the school to keep yourself abreast of his progress as you are allowed to do, then you'd know he's failing all his classes except gym and maybe orchestra. allowing him prattle on about video games and video game characters is not a real conversation.

jayge suffers because you are not there for him other than the 'recreational parent' on holidays and breaks. you can't be bothered even pick up the phone and return a phone call? thanks but please take your "i treat him like gold" parade and shove it because that parade is just you blowing your own horn for attention and unearned attaboys. there are people out there that would give anything to have a child that they can engage and you don't bother too often.

i am not jayge's father so start acting like one. this wishy-washy act you've been putting on for the last 8 years is a farce of fatherly love. i pray that you gain the wisdom to do something about it before jayge disowns you forever as you have done with your own father. you did not end the cycle of the son learning to hate the unavailable father; you've added another generation.

jennifer...jayge's MOTHER
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