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Except for when I don`t, I love my job. - Mood:Good
Wednesday April 25 200712:54:45 PM |
Leave it to a 5 year old to make my day.

Today one of the coolest 5 year olds ever came over and said to me, "Ms. Ashley...why are you standing there like a pretty princess?"

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Skinnamarinkydinkydink - Mood:Good
Tuesday April 24 200711:54:15 PM |
As soon as I have a spare $20 each paycheck (not long now!), I want to start supporting good decision making.

I want to go to bookstores and music stores and buy books and CD's solely because they have a cool title or cover or band name.

I will probably find a good deal of crap with nice covers. But I think it's going to be a fun way to get into some new poo and stop reading the same things everybody else and their moms are reading.

What book/CD do you think has the best cover/title? (Say which)

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I pity the fools - Mood:Good
Sunday April 22 200711:12:21 AM |
I am sad for the future.

Last night I worked grad night at Disney. And all I could keep thinking was, "Graduates? Really?" because lord were these some stupid bitches.

Nobody could understand the concept of loading 6 people into a train, or standing side-by-side on the same line in order to ride together. Furthermore, I would get big groups and try to put them where they needed to be, and they'd all move around to sit where they wanted, leaving sometimes two and three empty seats (on a 6-seater car). So I'd have to go straighten it out and force people to ride. A few times I shouted, "ONE OF YOU HAS TO RIDE WITH THEM, I DON'T CARE WHO, BUT GET ON NOW!"

I also called them idiots and morons under my breath a lot. Though it may have been audible, I don't care. They were a bunch of idiots and morons. Shouting at the tops of their lungs, being ridiculous, being at the park until 4 AM.

Let's hope that the other 49 states have better to offer from t

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Octothorpe - Mood:Good
Saturday April 21 20072:00:01 PM |
I hate my new password for gmail.

It's not well-positioned on the keyboard and it's hard to type. It's one of the few times I like to look at the keyboard as I type, just to make sure I get each letter, capitalized as necessary, etc. And I still manage to f*ck it up a lot. I should probably change it again, but changing passwords too often is a tricky business. Especially for a pothead. Because what if I forget the new password I make?

I have to work tonight from 7:30 PM-4:45 AM. This is by far the craziest shift I'll have ever worked in my entire life.

Thank you Disney. Thank you "grad night". I owe you both so much.

I went to a party last night for 4/20. I was one of two girls and felt a bit weird about it.

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A monkey f*cking a coconut. - Mood:Good
Wednesday April 18 20077:45:22 PM |
Today is my youthink anniversary!!! Happy anniversary, baby. Mwah!

Tomorrow is National High Five Day.

Sunday is Earth Day.

And Friday is 4/20.

March used to be a really happening month for holidays, but April is looking to compete pretty hardcore.

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If everyone grows up with good self esteem, who`s going to dance in our strip clubs? What`s going to happen to our porno industry? These women just don`t grow on trees!!! - Mood:Good
Tuesday April 17 200710:02:54 PM |
...It takes a lot of drunk daddies missing dance recitals before you decide to blow a goat on the internet for $50, and if that disappears, where does that leave me on a Friday night with my new high speed connection?

I wish I could see a poster's age before clicking on their journal. It would make a big difference in the number of journals I click on.

My life is boring. I filed my state taxes today (finally!) I'm getting $330 back. And I have two paychecks at Disney I'm getting that have to be reissued because they were sent to my old address. And another couple coming up. Financially happy times await!

We had a staff meeting at work tonight. The director spent a lot of time talking about the importance of supervision, which I agree with. They also made a point to state that if you have to be sent to the hospital for a worker's comp issue, they must drug test you first. And they said that, "it might not seem like a big deal to set bleach down or a knife or scis

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Rocket trains in MO-tion. - Mood:Good
Monday April 16 20079:24:30 PM |
Next weekend, I'm scheduled to work Grad Night. Otherwise known as Night of Hell. My shift is 7:30 PM-4:45 AM. And I'm to be back in for my next shift at 1:45 PM.

I will be SO glad to be rid of this job's obligations. But I'll be sad to be rid of the job. I doubt I'll wait long before I go reapply and get the job all over again, as a seasonal employee this time, where I won't be required to work 2 days a week.

What I will miss most:
Spieling to guests when we break down.

"I'm terribly sorry but we are currently closed for problems of a technical nature. We don't know how long it will be before we're back up and running, but you're welcome to check back with us or get a fastpass to come visit us later."

At my other job there was another snake today. This makes the second in two weeks. He/she was killed though, and this makes me sad

Also, we're having a Happy Earth Day celebration this Friday, so if anyone has any suggestions for that, pleas

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If you`re happy and you know it, clap your hands - Mood:Good
Saturday April 14 200712:24:27 PM |
I'm thinking of taking a yoga class. Breathing and Meditation or Yoga for your Back?

Also, I'm quitting my job today. Not my full-time job but the one at Disney. I'll have to wait six months to get rehired. I'm minorly elated though.

I woke up far later than I wanted today. I don't work until 3 and I wanted to wake up and get things done. But my boyfriend, who is 3 hours behind me, called me at 2:30 and when he found I didn't work until 3 demanded I talk to him. So I gave in. This is why I can never get anything accomplished.

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Youthink, you`ve really let yourself go. - Mood:Good
Friday April 13 20076:51:01 PM |
Didn't there used to be a bunch more people on youthink all the time?

Where did they go? Where can I find them? I miss THAT youthink. The one with more than 40 members on at any given time.

Urgh.

At work, I've been asked three times by three different coworkers if I have kids. I reply that I don't, and their response is always the same. "Oh, you don't want any?" No, just because I don't have any at the tender age of 24 doesn't mean I don't want them. I'm just still cool with living my life for me. Sorry to be so self-absorbed.

I hope this is within the post limit, as I don't have a character counter.

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YTPSH: Youthink Photo Scavenger Hunt--Calling all photographers. And that smelly guy. - Mood:Good
Friday April 13 200712:44:03 AM |
So, I've FINALLY created the master list of scavenger items.

I hope it's fun, difficult, and gets you out a little.

1. In a non-motor boat
2. With a speed limit sign that does not end in a 5 or a 0.
3. At a 24-hour establishment
4. In a cemetery
5. In a factory
6. In a restricted-access area
7. With crampons
8. In/on McDonald’s play place equipment
9. With a living, breathing horse
10. With a person with 5 or more visible piercings
11. With a nice rack
12. With a palindrome
13. Wearing a ridiculous hat
14. With a garden gnome
15. With a car from 1960 or before
16. With an animal that isn’t a dog/cat/fish/bird/rodent/insect (the horse doesn’t count)
17. Inside a fountain
18. Wearing green lipstick
19. With a 78 RPM
20. With a lite-bright
21. With a hummer
22. In a fort
23. In a telephone booth (freestanding booths only, please)
24. With a pirate flag
25. Playing a

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My question was a FAILURE. Please answer within! - Mood:Good
Wednesday April 04 200712:55:03 PM |
Is it safe to say you've seen every episode of Saved by the Bell?
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If you need my blood that much, FINE, take it! - Mood:Good
Monday April 02 20078:14:26 PM |
But please not from that spot!!!

Why did the mosquito bite me on the heel and the toe?

Did he buzz about trying to decipher the most ridiculous spot for me to itch?

Was it the tastiest?

I'm very mad at him right now, and I hope he's been squished up.

I rarely hope such things for insects, but this one has really bugged me (pun entirely intended).

I sing a song with the kids I teach about bringing home a baby bumblebee and making mommy proud by squishing him up. Well, it starts out innocently enough. Just bringing Mom the bee. Then the bee stings you. So then you squish him up and wash him off. At any rate, the chorus goes, "Won't my mommy be so proud of me?" I don't like the message of the song, but it's got good hand motions so I sing it anyway.

I do make a point of telling kids not to squish insects outside. I tell them that the bugs live there and we're invading on their turf.

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Is Big Thunder Mtn. Running? - Mood:Good
Sunday April 01 20074:41:55 PM |
I really didn't think this through. I was scheduled a shift at Space Mtn and called in because I called in yesterday.

BUT...today is April Fool's Day. Which is the best day to work at Disney. You can prank the guests and it's ok. And you can prank other rides!

"Is your attraction running?"
"Yes"
"Then you'd better go catch it!"

Mwahahaha.

Or you can call up unload.
"Unload?"
"This is Tower. Do you have any Up-G back in storage?"
"Up-G?"
"Yeah, can you check and see if we have a bottle in storage?"
"What's Up-G?"
"Not much, what's up with you!?"

I crack myself up.

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YTPSH: Calling all YT photographers and bitches with cameras! This means you. - Mood:Happy
Sunday April 01 200712:44:37 PM |
I hate writing medium sized subject lines. It either has to be short or long. Usually loooong.

So, that important piece of information being stated, I'd like to know who would be interested in doing a YT photo scavenger hunt.

It works something like this.

I give out a list of things to take pictures with.

You take pictures with these things.

You post the pictures in a thread created for the purpose of this contest.

The person who gets the most pictures/points wins.

The logistics are still a smidge hazy, but, before coming up with the details, I'm curious to know if there are enough people willing to participate.

There would be prizes involved for the winners, but believe me, it's hella fun to do. I've done one before and it was a blast. And, it gets you out of the house having fun with yourself.

Play with yourself, you always win.

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Sanity--Overrated? You be the judge. - Mood:Good
Sunday April 01 200712:36:14 PM |
I'm SO mangry. I'm missing Torke-Easter this year.

Torke-Easter is the best Easter celebration on the planet. It goes something like this.

Night before Easter: Getting trashed and decorating Easter eggs. Also, start of Ugliest Easter Egg contest (you have the whole night to douse your egg in chemicals and the like to try to make it as ugly as you can)

Morning of Easter: Breakfast (with fresh real bacon), Ugliest Easter Egg judging, basket hunt (can take up to an hour), followed by easter egg hunt, in which easter eggs are filled with one of three things. Candy, money, or a sticker for a prize. Monetary prizes range from $.25-$10. This is followed by the sticker-prizes, in which we take turns cashing in our stickers for prizes.

NOTHING is better than Torke Easter.

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Poochie?! - Mood:Good
Sunday April 01 20073:58:32 AM |
When did he happen? Was there outrage? Disgust? Riots on the streets of YT?
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Ms. Ashley...um...remember...remember...remember when my friend was afraid of the snake?? - Mood:Hysterical
Saturday March 31 20078:21:18 PM |
My period has gotten much more mellow as I've gotten older.

Back in the day that sh*t lasted 7 full days. With at least 3 ridiculously heavy days, two normal ones, and two light ones.

Now, it barely lasts 4. One really heavy, one moderately heavy, one normal, and one light.

I don't know what caused "the change", but I like it. Is it because I became more mellow? My period followed suit? At any rate, cheers to my period being nearly over and having only just started.

Also, cheers to me having a semblance of a social life again. And having an idea of what my life plan is. I feel like a winner tonight.

In your face, uterus.

P.S. I'm always hysterical these days.
P.P.S. It's a good way to be.

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Ew to the max! I need a shower after that mess. - Mood:Good
Saturday March 31 20071:11:20 PM |
So, I'm writing this quickly prior to taking a shower in which I scrub every piece of my body.

I just had to plunge the toilet like I've never plunged in my life! For half an hour, I plunged, I tell you. And the poo in the toilet!! (Literally and figuratively).

Thank goodness I recently learned the art of plunging from my job. All my life my dad has been the resident plunger.

But ew. I really thought it was going to seep onto the floor a couple of times.

I am so grossed out right now!

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Why am I awake at 9:00 AM on the day I took off?? - Mood:Good
Saturday March 31 20079:21:22 AM |
My boyfriend's phone has been cut off for over a month.

This has really put a strain on our ability to talk (especially considering that he lives in another state). Finally it was turned back on yesterday evening. We've talked a ridiculous amount since then to make up for lost time.

He called here at 8:30 this morning (5:30 his time) and told me sweet things while he was drunk (I love being drunk dialed by him...all he does is go on and on about how cool I am...and who doesn't like to hear that every now and again?)

Speaking of which, last night, smoking/drinking with my former coworker/friend, he randomly decided to tell me that I was much cooler than he'd previously thought (in the past we only hung out in groups). Hurrah. I didn't know QUITE how to take that. I always knew he was really cool. Apparently it took hanging out individually for my coolness to shine.

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Aren`t you glad I didn`t say banana? - Mood:Hysterical
Saturday March 31 20073:21:39 AM |
I f*cked up my knee. And I don't know how.

But it's got a series of bruises. 4 in a row. And it really hurts to walk.

I bruise like a banana. I was called a banana the other day by one of the kids at school. "You look like a bah-nah-nah." I suppose I did.

It's peanut butter jelly time.

What can I do to not bruise so much? I've tried being less clumsy but it's not an option. Plus I work in a small space with small shelves and things that are not near eye-level so sometimes I don't see them and run into them.

I know there are foods I can eat to better my bruising capacity. What are they?

On an unrelated note, I hung out with a former coworker tonight. We've been hanging out a bit lately and it's nice having such a cool friend back in my life. I really enjoy friends who are funny and intelligent. Yay for that.

Don't forget...bruises...advice...etc.

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*Toot, toot!!* - Mood:Good
Thursday March 29 20075:22:28 PM |
Toot your own horn. What are you really good at? Let's pat each other on the back.

I am a really good story book reader. I'm very animated and do great voices. The kids are always hella-attentive.

I'm also a great tower-tour-giver. Tower tours are a "magical moment" at the ride I work at Disney, in which we bring a child and his/her family into our controls tower to show them around. I've often been told that I do the best ones.

I'm also great at smelling good. 99.9% of the time I smell like an angel. I don't know how I do it. I just do.

Enough of my tooting. It's your turn. What do you rock at?

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Call it dumb call it luck call it love or whatever you call it but - Mood:Lonely
Monday March 26 200711:08:45 PM |
Everywhere I go I keep her picture in my wallet like...

I love that song. L-O, L-O, L-O, L-O-V-E.

Things I also love: hot tea, stepping on crunchy leaves, cleaning the lint out of a dryer's lint trap, bouncy balls, Nintendo, ranting about sucky people, triumvirates, hot tubs, snow, sunsets, playgrounds, the perfect last bite to a meal, sidewalk chalk horse, and pj's fresh out the dryer

I just saved a beetle's life. It was flying all up in my room last night. "Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz," said the beetle.

He was awfully noisy so I covered him with a coffee cup to keep him quiet.

Luckily, I took the cup off today and he lived!

So tonight I'm on the computer and what do I hear? "Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz". And I see Mr. Beetle flying around the room like a chicken with his head cut off (more like a beetle trying to get outside, but you get the picture).

So, I capture him in another cup and take him outside. I hope he wasn't injured by the drops of tea/sugar

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Yes it`s the apocalypse alright. I always thought I`d have a hand in it. - Mood:Good
Saturday March 24 200712:28:53 PM |
I'm trying so hard to waste time before starting on life. Though I know that I need to start on it soon. It's just so nice to have a lazy start to the day. Wake up, chill out, watch tv, eat some bacon, play on youthink, etc.

I don't have MUCH to do today, beyond straightening and organizing my room, doing lesson plans for next week, going to the library to return books and get new ones, and going to blockbuster to get Borat. Oh, and take some online course and fill out my accreditation paperwork for my class. Ok, on second thought I do have a bit to do today. I should probably start on it soon. But I'll wait until I've exhausted my time-wasting capacities first.

Any suggestions for books to get?

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When was the last time you wished upon a star? - Mood:Good
Thursday March 22 200711:36:30 PM |
Star light
Star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight


I used to wish on the first star of the evening all the time. Since I've grown up, I've either stopped paying attention to stars or stopped wishing things. Either way it's silly.

I started again recently and I'm going to keep it up.

Jiminy Cricket is always going on about wishes and how "they're shining deep down inside of you...because that my friends is where the magic lives..."

So, when was your last star wishing?

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My life is crazier than I`d like. - Mood:Good
Wednesday March 21 200710:40:44 PM |
I met Putterer and Politigal last night. My second youthink meetup to date. We met at a dueling pianos bar at one of the Disney resorts. I don't know about them, but I certainly had a swell time.

I may have mentioned this in a thread or two before, but...my signature on The Pants is the best. I almost signed the crotch, but it seemed inappropriate on a first meeting. Instead I signed right at the right pocket. And at Putterer's suggestion I turned the two O's in spoonerism into a mickey head.

Mickey Mouse also signed The Pants.

In other news, work stresses me out less lately than it used to. I've gotten my patience back, through the art of getting regularly f*cked up after work. It's truly a blessing.

I am sick of working 7 days a week and can't wait until that craziness ceases. Maybe then I won't have to turn to intoxication for my woes.

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