26 August, 2013

This may have been a mistake...

So I'm at work, and it's pretty much dead. Guess what I get to do? Basically whatever I want as long as I'm still available for calls. Meaning I get paid to sit here, write this blog, answer texts, read, or what have you. Kinda awesome. ^.^ 

Ok, maybe not as awesome at it would seem. It actually gets pretty boring with nothing to really do. I mean the down time is nice, don't get me wrong. But today is Monday, so Keanu isn't here today, it her day off. Translation, I'm here by myself, so I don't have anyone to chit-chat with. Bleh. xD 

Oh, well. It's a paycheck, I'm not going to complain too much about it. Even if info hate this job with a fiery passion, because at least I have one and I don't have to depend on my mother or father to take care of me. It's a nice feeling. 

I'm both looking forward and not looking forward to my paycheck on Friday. I missed a day and half because I was I'll and had no voice. Kinda hard to do phone sales with no voice. But I may have made up for it this past weekend, I had some damn good orders and I make commission rather than hourly. So as long as I make at least what I did last paycheck, I'll be happy. That's enough to put a down payment in a used car if I choose to this month. Or it's enough to rent the moving truck to Columbus. So many choices. 

This hasn't turned into a rambling blog at all. It's wonderful. What else were you expecting from me? Exactly! xD 

On an even more random note, dad got grandma Bond to ride on the motorcycle, it was great. 

She hates the photo, something about she's taken better pics, but we all love it. 

Emm, Jon finally got his new bass. Two very impatient weeks later. It's so pretty. xD 

Hmm, the only other things I can think of to being up would be that I got Keanu to start reading Game of Thrones, and she LOVES it. I feel awesome about that. ^.^;  Other than that, I can't really think of anything else to say right now. Don't be surprised if there are several surveys filled out on my other blog tonight. I still have 4.5 hours of my shift tonight to sit through. 

Love you all, toodles. Xoxox 

18 August, 2013

Why did this end at 92 and not at 100?

1. Would you have sex with the last person you text messaged? I have and would again
2. You talked to an ex today, correct? Pffthaha... no.
3. Have you taken someones virginity? Nope
4. Is trust a big issue for you? Sometimes....
5. Did you hang out with the person you like recently? Last weekend... so yeah
6. What are you excited for? Next weekend, Mothman, getting my license
7. What happened tonight? Spent the evening with the family at the park
8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted? Ayup
9. Is confidence cute? Mhm
10. What is the last beverage you had? Dr. Pepper
11. How many people of the opposite sex do you fully trust? Eh... 1
12. Do you own a pair of skinny jeans? I own several actually xD
13. What are you gonna do Saturday night? Be at work...
14. What are you going to spend money on next? My background check and state board application
15. Are you going out with the last person you kissed? Yep
16. Do you think you’ll change in the next 3 months? Sure
17. Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything? Jon, Marti, and Jess
18. The last time you felt broken? Meh... the other day
19. Have you had sex today? No T-T
20. Are you starting to realize anything? A few things
21. Are you in a good mood? Yep
22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks? Sure
23. Are your eyes the same color as your dad’s? My dad .. no ... my biological father, yes
24. What do you want right this second? Jon
25. What would you say if the person you love/like kissed another girl/boy? I'd be utterly heartbroken
26. Is your current hair color your natural hair color? Ayup
27. Would you be able to date someone who doesn’t make you laugh? I could, but it'd take a lot of effort
28. What was the last thing that made you laugh? Something my mother said about a certain person
29. Do you really, truly miss someone right now? YESH
30. Does everyone deserve a second chance? Not everyone
31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to? Good, god, no.
32. Does the person you have feelings for right now, know you do? Ayup
33. Are you one of those people who never drinks soda? Ha, no
34. Listening to? The Tudors playing in the background
35. Do you ever write in pencil anymore? On occasion
36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is? He's at home
37. Do you believe in love at first sight? Nope, not really
38. Who did you last call? My grandmother
39. Who was the last person you danced with? Jon
40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed? Because he was leaving to go back to Columbus without me
41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake? It's been awhile
42. Did you hug/kiss one of your parents today? Mhm
43. Ever embarrass yourself in front of a crush? At times
44. Do you tan in the nude? I don't tan...
45. If you could, would you take back your last kiss? Nope
46. Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night? I do every night with Jon. ^.^
47. Who was the last person to call you? I think it was Jon
48. Do you sing in the shower? All the time
49. Do you dance in the car? Mhm
50. Ever used a bow and arrow? Many, many times
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? My high school graduation photos in 2009
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? Not at all
53. Is Christmas stressful? Yep
54. Ever eat a pierogi? Eat them and make them
55. Favorite type of fruit pie? Peach
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? Astronaut, nuclear physicist, doctor
57. Do you believe in ghosts? Yep
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? A lot
59. Take a vitamin daily? Used to
60. Wear slippers? Rarely
61. Wear a bath robe? Only after a shower
62. What do you wear to bed? usually a tshirt, or more often, nothing
63. First concert? Eddie Money...
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Target
65. Nike or Adidas? Neither
66. Cheetos Or Fritos? Fritos
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Peanuts
68. Favorite Taylor Swift song? I don't have one
69. Ever take dance lessons? Nope
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Whatever makes him happy, I don't really have a set idea on what he does
71. Can you curl your tongue? Yes
72. Ever won a spelling bee? Yes
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Mhm
74. What is your favorite book? I love the Game of Thrones series, and so many other, I can't just pick one
75. Do you study better with or without music? With
76. Regularly burn incense? Ayup
77. Ever been in love? Mhm
78. Who would you like to see in concert? Dream Theater, AC/DC, KISS, Abiotic, and soooooo many others
79. What was the last concert you saw? Machine Head, Mastodon, and Rob Zombie
80. Hot tea or cold tea? Either one
81. Tea or coffee? BOTH
82. Favorite type of cookie? Peanut butter, chocolate chip... I don't care, I like cookies
83. Can you swim well? Ayup
84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Ayup
85. Are you patient? I can be
86. DJ or band, at a wedding? Either one
87. Ever won a contest? Mhm
88. Ever have plastic surgery? No
89. Which are better black or green olives? I like both
90. Opinions on sex before marriage? Eh, I don't see any issue with it to be honest.
91. Best room for a fireplace? Living room
92. Do you want to get married? Yes

17 August, 2013

The first date...

Ok, so now that you know how we met and how we got to the point of Jon asking me out. Now I suppose it is time for me to talk about our first date. Which to say the very least was unconventional.

Originally Jon asked me out to a Cannibal Corpse concert, such a romantic first date, right? Well, of course it is. All my favorite love songs are by Cannibal Corpse. xD However, that was not our first date, that was actually our third date.

Now, you're probably asking yourself, "Rachael, you said this was about your first date", and I assure you it is; I'm just getting around the details on how we ended up on the first date that we did end up going on. So instead of Cannibal Corpse being our first date, we ended getting tickets to see Dethklok and a bunch of others.

So after our 2.5 drive from Toledo, we made our way to the LLC for the concert with Jon's band mate Todd, and his wife Theresa. So it was actually a double date. But it was awesome. Loud, full of energy, and just a good time. Not many couples can say that their first date was to a metal concert. What's even more awesome is that we, being the dorks that we are, we more or less slow danced for one entire band set, and held hands throughout the concert.

All in all, the best first date I've ever had... not that the few I had in the past were ever in the running to compare with that. Jon knows me better than anyone else, so it was honestly the perfect date for the two of us. ^.^

16 August, 2013

50, a nice round number...

1: What are you wearing? Jon's ratty Slayer tshirt
2: Ever been in love? Ayup
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? OFC
4: How tall are you? 5"5'
5: How much do you weigh? No comment
6: Any tattoos do you want? A few
7: Any piercings that you want? A few
8: OTP? Does Me and Jon count? xD
9: Favorite Show? I have many, The Tudors, The Borgias, Metalocalypse, Doctor Who
10: Favorite bands?  I can't just pick one
11: Something you miss? Lots of things
12: Favorite song?  I have many
13: How old are you? 22
14: Zodiac sign? Cancer
15: Hair Color? Red
16: Favorite Quote? "All that we see, or seem, is but a dream within a dream" - E.A. Poe
17: Favorite singer? I have many
18: Favorite color? Purple, green, or black
19: Loud music or soft? Both
20: Where do you go when you're sad?  Usually my room
21: How long does it take you to shower? It's usually a 20 min quick shower, or a 40 min long one, no in between really
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Heh, morning... that's when I'm going to bed...
23: Ever been in a physical fight? Nope
24: Turn on? Anything to do with my neck/ shoulders, confidence, and humor
25: Turn off? Cockyness...
26: The reason I joined Tumblr? Because I liked it....
27: Fears? Being alone, not being good enough
28: Last thing that made you cry? A really sweet text from Jon trying to make me feel better after a horrible day/ night
29: Last time you cried? Earlier this week
30: Meaning behind your url? It's pretty self explanatory
31: Last book you read? Mothman Prophecies
32: Last song you listened to? So Close
33: Last show you watched? The Tudors
34: Last person you talked to? Jon
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? We're in a romantic relationship with one another
36: Favorite food? I love sushi, and all kinds of other food
37: Place you want to visit? Provicence Dam
38: Last place you were? Providence Dam
39: Do you have a crush? Mhm
40: Last time you kissed someone? Monday
41: Last time you were insulted and what was it? Earlier this week... when my father went off on a tirade
42: What color underwear are you wearing? I'm not xD
43: What color shirt are you wearing? Black
44: What color bottoms are you wearing? Grey
45: Wearing any bracelets? Nope
46: Last sport you played? Em... does going for a walk at the park count? xD
47: Last song you sang? Em... I think it was Bohemian Rhapsody
48: Last prank call you remember doing? It was at work...
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? Last weekend with Jon
50: Favorite movie? I have lots of favs, but the one I always revert back to is Alien

How I met him and such...

As a reader of this blog, you already know that Jon and I are dating, and most of you who truly know me, know that we've known one another almost 10 years now. But what only maybe one or two of you knows is how we met. Honestly because I've never really gone into detail about that. Or how we ended up together and how our first date went. So, today, I'm going to tell the story of how we first met and how we got to the first date. Later I'll get to the whole beginning of our courtship, the first date, and such. xD

It was the Fall of 2004, I was at my grandmother's for some family function. I want to say that it was just a random family get together, but I honestly can't remember what we were over there for. But I do remember being in the living room talking with my grandmother and then my grandfather coming in through the front door in his typical boisterous way. Something was different though when he came in the house, there was someone with him. And that someone was Jon. When they'd taken off their coats, my grandfather brought Jon into the living room and introduced us. 

I'll admit it was a little awkward at first, at the time talking to someone 11 years older than I was, tended to be intimidating. But after getting to know him a little better, our conversation became more natural and less awkward. I found myself completely infatuated with him. It was a completely innocent girlish crush, as most girls go through at that age. I didn't think much of it at the time. 

I ended up staying much later than intended that night. Talking with Jon for hours about bands, music, movies, everything under the sun. It was nice to be able to do that with someone. I didn't really have many friends at the time. My mum and dad had only just recently been married and I'd switched schools yet again, so I didn't know anyone where we'd moved to. But like I said, it was really nice to just be able to have someone to talk to, someone to relate to and someone who listened. 

It was a good start to a friendship. And over the next several years, that friendship grew stronger. We talked more, and the attraction was still there, it never diminished. As we talked and spent more time together, even my parents, friends, and family members noticed the attraction. Some even went as far as to say that Jon and I would truly make the perfect couple, even with the age gap. I never really took the time to dwell on that thought, I was always in the frame of mind that I was not an option in his mind, that I was off limits. Which at the time, I can completely understand that thought process. 

A few years went by, and I'd graduated from high school, Jon had recently moved to Columbus for a better job opportunity and such. We didn't see one another as much, but we still talked now and then. It kinda hurt, because I knew at the time, and in the years before that, he'd had a few girlfriends, and I of course being the girl head over heels for him was jealous every time I saw him with them. But that's not important, never really was I suppose. xD 

I guess the point where we really started letting on that there was sexual tension between us was the summer of 2010, we went to the Mothman Festival for the first time. Please note that was not a date, that was supposed to be two friends having a good time at a nerd fest. Which, I won't lie, it was awesome. It was obvious that there was something there as the weekend went on I wasn't allowed to pay for anything, even when I wanted to. Jon insisted on paying for everything. I kinda wish the original blog posts from that weekend were still available and not randomly deleted. But oh well, this is good enough for now. ^.^

A few more years passed, a couple of failed relationships on both of our parts and then the summer of 2012 rolled around. Jon had a few months back just gotten out of a not so good relationship and was steadily getting over it, and I was in the midst of dealing with my own fucked up break up issues, but none of that, I don't care about that anymore. We were helping one another get through those issues of heartache. 

As summer fizzled out, it brought along a nice summer season. We once again went to the Mothman Festival, still only as friends, but even more so than before, there was something there. There were more lingering touches and more serious talks. We told told things that we really hadn't shared with anyone else. I honestly think that this is where the whole idea of us being together started to take shape. 

After the Mothman Festival, we saw Martika when she came to visit for a for a few weeks. And in that weekend we saw her, there were at least six people that asked us if we were dating. At the time we denied it, we were just very close friends, nothing more. But that perpetuated our talking even more which led to Jon asking me on a date only a week later. What makes that even more special to me, is that he actually went to my father and asked for permission to ask me on a date before he came to me. To me, it shows how much he respects me and how much he respects my parents. But that's enough for now. If I keep going, it'll go right into our first date, and that's a story for next time. xD 

07 August, 2013

It's all like a puzzle... a very large, complicated jigsaw puzzle.

It seems like things are finally falling into place more or less for me. I still hate my job, yes I know I haven't been there very long, but I can't stand having to sit in the same spot for eight hours a day, taking phone calls from rather rude people. Not exactly my idea of a fun job. Just a buffer to get from one place to another. Even the Human Resources guy at work knows this, and actually more than appreciates my candor and complete honesty on the subject.

But I did finally get my MBLEX testing set up, took me long enough, I know. That's $195 more than well spent. I'll have enough after my next paycheck to be able to send in my application to the state medical board, and finally be done with all of this. Woot! ^-^

On top of that, Jon and I are considering buying a car. Nothing extravagant, just a little '95 Nissan Sentra. Basically just a car to be able to get me from point a to point b. What's great, is that it has pretty low mileage, it's in great shape and it's relatively cheap too.

With all of this falling in to place, it would mean I'd be able to move by the end of October, which more than suits myself and Jon. This whole compromising with my father over, and over again is seriously starting to piss us both off, for the simple fact that he never keeps his word with any of it. But such is life I suppose.

Oh, oh... on slightly sadder news, my favorite incense shop burnt down. Quite saddening that I was just in there the other day and then coming home one day from the store it was up in flames and billowing black smoke. And Ukazoo, my absolute favorite used book store is closing down. That I think saddens me even more than the incense shop. I adore books, I collect them, I literally devour their words. And now, the one place I could find cheaply priced books is closing it's doors. :/

 I get to spend the day with my brunette partner in crime. It's been over a month since I've seen her, far too long in my opinion. We don't have much planned, just a day of hanging out and such. Much needed at this point. Work is draining me, though it might get better if Keanu gets hired in at the same place. So yay!

And finally, it's just three more days until the Rob Zombie, Machine Head, and Mastodon concert. That promises to be most fun. Plus it's a date night/ weekend for Jon and I, VERY much needed. Granted he was just here last weekend, but I haven't truly seen him since the weekend before my birthday, which really just sucks. But we make due, we always have and always will. It's just who we are. 

02 August, 2013

Yay update.

I love when you get a job, they hire you in as full time, because that's what they need at the time. Then two weeks in, after you get used to the schedule you put yourself on, they call you and say they've dropped your hours from full time (40hrs/ wk) to part time (20hrs/ wk).... and because of that your pay gets dropped from $10/ hr to $8/hr. Utter joy. Can you see the smile on my face as I type this? Yeah, probably not, because I'm not happy about it. Now, when I asked them if the only other shift I could work was available, I of course got the same excuse of they're overstaffed and not hiring for that one either. So I guess now it's work part time and get my massage license. That's the only option. Besides after only two weeks, I quickly decided that I HATE the job I accepted. I hate taking phone calls (upwards of 40 a night) to take orders. I hate lying to people to get them to order things, and overall... I just hate it. It's not for me, but if it's what I have to do for now, so be it.

My car has died, and I'm stuck driving the behemoth of a truck to work now. Please note, it gets horrible gas mileage, and I have to pay for said gas. I'd been warning my father that there was something not quite right with the radiator, that I was using way more coolant than I should have for a year. He kept saying it was fine, that he'd look at it later. Later never came and one day while I was driving to go out for coffee with Keanu my radiator went kaboom, coolant EVERYWHERE! Utter joy. Not. T-T So now, Jon and I are looking for a new to me car, though it's looking like it might be a '95 Nissan Sentra, needs a little body/ cosmetic work, but Jon said ( he went and looked at it, because it's in Columbus and I'm currently not) that is runs beautifully. So here's hoping.

I'm finally getting around to getting my license for massage. I know it's been almost a year, but going to Scotland seriously fucked me over financially. I've been trying to recover ever since. But here goes attempt number three to try and get this license deal out of the way and on to a better career.

But on a random note, I had a woman call in the other night at work, the call lasted almost an hour. The entire time this woman is going off about religion, and how because I don't/ rarely attend church I'm going to hell. That because I'm not married to Jon and I have red hair, I am apparently touched by the devil or something. And of course, because I can't retaliate or hang up on people, I had to sit there for that hour and listen to this woman go on and on. Only good thing about that call is that I ended up with a damn good sale and got her to buy all of the upsells.

Meh, I suppose that is enough for now.  That was fun while it lasted.

Love you all. Toodles. Xxxxxx

01 August, 2013

That wasted a whole 10 mins.. awesome

01: tell me the truth, what made you start liking the person you like right now? It was definitely his nerdy, goofy personality, it's so like my own, I just couldn't help it. 

02: what on your body is hurting or bothering you? My shoulders, and my lower back, sitting 8 hrs a day at a computer will do that. 
03: what was your last thought before going to bed last night? How much I love Jon ^/////^
04: what are you listening to? Legend of Zorro playing in the background
05: what’s something you’re not looking forward to? Work
06: where do you think your best friend is right now? Probably cuddled up with her husband
07: have you kissed anybody in the last five days? No. >.<
08: sex on the first date? Nope. 
09: kiss on the first date? Depends on how well the date goes. xD 
10: is there one person you want to be with right now? Emmm....duh... 
11: are you seriously happy with where you are in life? Meh, I can think of a few things that would make me happier, but overall, I'm content. 
12: is there something you would like to say to someone? I can think of a few people I'd like to say a few things to
13: what are three things you did today? slept, talked to Jon, and got sent home from work because they were overstaffed. 
14: would you rather sleep at a friend’s or have them over? Kinda prefer having people over
15: what is your favorite kind of gum? Cinnamon flavored 
16: are you friends with any of your ex boyfriends/ girlfriends? Pffft... no
17: what is on your wrists right now? Nothing
18: ever liked someone you thought you didn’t stand a chance with? YESH.. and happily, I'm with him now ^-^
19: does anyone have strong feelings for you? Jon
20: are you slowly drifting away from someone? Little bit, yeah. :/ 
21: have you ever wasted your time on someone? Haha, yes... 2 yrs of friendship and 8 months of a failed relationship
22: can you do the alphabet in sign language? Ayup
23: how have you felt today? Kinda yucky... 
24: you receive $60 without any reason, what do you spend it on? Books... or music... or a concert. 
25: what is wrong with you right now? I miss Jon, and I honestly hate my job T-T 
26: is there anyone you’re really disappointed in? A few people
27: would you rather have starbucks or jamba juice right now? Either or would be fine
28: why aren’t you in ‘love’ with your last ex anymore? Because he was a spineless coward, who has no respect for women or how others feel
29: how late did you stay up last night and why? 7am, because of my work schedule. 
30: when was the last time you talked to one of your best friends? This afternoon
31: what were you doing an hour ago? Watching a WWII documentary
32: what are you looking forward to in the next month? MOTHMAN FESTIVAL, Helloween, and 10 full days with Jon. ^-^
33: are you wearing jeans right now? Nope. 
34: are you a patient person? I can be... at times
35: do you think you can last in a relationship for three months? I can, and have
36: favorite color? Purple, Green, and Black
37: did you have a dream last night? I'm sure I did... I just don;t remember
38: are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants? Shorts
39: if someone could be cuddling you right now, who would you want it to be? JON... that is all
40: do you love anyone who is not related to you? Ayup
41: if someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you? Sure... but unless it's Jon, I can say that I return the feelings
42: do you like meeting new people? Sure
43: are you afraid of falling in love? Nope
44: ever self-harmed or starved yourself? Nope
45: has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes? Mhm 

46: have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough? It's a common thing for me to be quite honest.