melcreada: (martini)
Hello, dear friends. Checking in and laboriously typing on my iPad because I cannot be arsed to buy the keyboard attachment. I hope everyone is well. I can't complain much. Work is okay, the familia is okay (including bb Gabe, who is fat and adorable). JP and I have Spring plans that include a couple of hockey games, the Scottish Highland Games (turkey legs, wot wot), and a jaunt to both Austin and Lubbock to see the live broadcasts of Prairie Home Companion (JP's birthday present).

This past weekend I met up with Nay-nay. We had dinner and decided to walk around La Cantera, the swank open-air mall nearby that is lovely for like 2 months out of the year when it's not ridiculously hot, humid, damp and rainy, or allergen-ridden. Anyway, unbeknownst to us, Kelly Clarkson was there giving a concert to celebrate the opening of the new Microsoft store (I know, we will celebrate anything). She sounded great and did a beautiful cover of Fun's We Are Young, which I loooove. So, yeah. Free concert! Afterwards, we went for a couple of drinks and went home.

I have other stories, but I have forgotten them because I am old. Boo.

Will check in again, probably to admit that I have broken down and bought a keyboard cause this text-typing is for the birds.

And since I am feeling a little down, I leave you with Anis Mojgani's Shake the Dust

melcreada: (at-at pwned)
I can't seem to do anything right this weekend...

In other news, it finally got cold here after I gave up hope and put away all my sweaters. Said sweaters have been pulled out again and are currently strewn across the bathroom. : /

Anyone else watch the Grammys? I faded in and out but had a damned good laugh at Nicki Minaj (?) singing in a British accent and getting sex-ay with a bunch of dancers dressed like priests. It's like Madonna in reverse. Maybe I am getting too old to watch this show. I did enjoy the band called The Civil Wars. Loved their sound.
melcreada: (Adult!)

This weekend, I will be drinking smart cocktails and watching Notorious, my favorite Hitchcock movie of all time. I may or may not be wearing a trilby at the time.

No reason, really. Just felt like making some random, silly plan and following it through. Plus it's cheaper than retail therapy. My only problem is what kind of cocktails? I have pomegranate martini mix, but that seems too trendy. Manhattans would fit the time period, but bourbon? Yuck. Plain old martinis and I will be drunker than Ingrid Bergman's character. Decisions, decisions.

melcreada: (tsubasa fai dreamy)
It has been a long, hard week, my friends. But I haven't cried yet...that's gotta count for something.

And actually, something nice did happen. JP brought me my favorite Marble Slab ice cream the other night when I was too exhausted to do anything other than lie in bed.
melcreada: (calcifer)
Ughhhhhh. Work. It's getting harder and harder to drag myself into the office. I just want to stay home and watch the Food Network and that channel with all the wedding shows. And everything around me is SHITTY because I cannot be arsed to clean this muthfuckin' house because I am le tired and le whiny (like right now). So instead of cleaning a little tonight, I get on the computer and wah wah wah to my peeps at livejournal because I am a BIG BABY. Where's my bottle?!

Okay, I am going to clean up 2 square feet in this bedroom before I go to bed, so help me God...


Mar. 2nd, 2010 11:20 pm
melcreada: (samurai champloo jin)

Oh, shit. I have eleventy billion things to do this week! Mostly it involves birthdays that are too close together and coloring my hair and taxes, but STILL.

Also, I am depressed. Probably hormones or similar, but all I want to do is sleep. Crying is optional, but doesn't cost extra. In addition, I have been on my period ALL YEAR LONG (feels like, anyway, and not too far off from the truth). Someone told me this is a sign of pre-menopausal women. MENOPAUSE. Just what I was missing from my life. 

Work is still ridiculous. I am bearing it with silent dignity. More or less.

Watched most of To Catch A Thief earlier. The fireworks scene used to be my favorite when I was younger, but now it's just damn funny. Still, Cary Grant is my perfect man. ♥ ♥ ♥
melcreada: (samurai champloo jin)

Amazon has the blu-ray collection of Samurai Champloo on sale for $39. Yowza.

So, this week has been very blah and I have been blah in it. I am continually distracted and tired and grouchy and sore. The good news is I LOVE MY SHAPE UPS!!! I have worn them every day since they arrived on my doorstep. Totally worth the money.

Also, thanks to [ profile] whitereflection , I have been inspired to play around with grilled cheese sammiches and I hit on a rather tasty version: seven grain bread, slice of American, slice of white cheddar, toasted well and served with baby dill pickles. YUMMERS. I will add the disclaimer that I am easily impressed with my own cooking. Although, I would like to mention that I made some kick-ass eggs in a basket with a side of fried tomatoes last weekend.

I have a very strong desire to put in Much Ado About Nothing, curl up under my blankie, and fall asleep. Think I might just do that...

The Middle

Jan. 21st, 2010 08:33 pm
melcreada: (disco)

I have been having some trouble getting out of bed and going to work (post holiday blues mixed with sporadic crippling insecurity) so I have taken to listening to Jimmy Eat World's The Middle on the way to work to bring my mood up. It actually works most of the time - the tempo is upbeat and the lyrics...well, they are not poetry but they are words I think you need to hear sometimes.

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out
And looked down on.
Just try your best,
Try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves
When you're away.
It just takes some time
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.

Hey, you know they're all the same.
You know you're doing better on your own,
So don't buy in.
Live right now and
Just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough
For someone else.

It just takes some time
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.

It just takes some time
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.

Hey, don't write yourself off yet,
It's only in your head you feel left out
And looked down on.
Just do your best,
Do everything you can.
And don't you worry what their bitter hearts
Are gonna say.

It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright,alright.

It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine.
Everything, everything will be alright. The meme is on hiatus for the moment, mainly because my weeks have been running together in a tired, slumpy blur. I hope to pick it up soon, though.
melcreada: (christmas berries)
Oh, brother I am sad. Like, crying in the car on the way to work sad (don't even remember what started me off). I hate when I get like this, especially because it is my favorite time of year and it always goes by so quickly. So, until I feel like a human being again (versus the pile of desperate sadness I am right now), I will try and post positive things. So, here goes:

1. During my lunch hour, I was driving in the cold gray drizzle, among maniacs and assholes, and as I was waiting at the light, I noticed some baby deer picking through the wooded area inside the fenced area of my campus. Aw...

2. I got to watch my sekrit TV boyfriend Geof for an hour tonight on two Ace of Cakes episodes. ^_____^

3. I had a great conversation with the Kid yesterday that lifted my spirits as we joked about Steven Seagal's pashmina among other absurd things.

Oh, yeah and before I forget: I am ridiculously late, but if anyone wants a Christmas card, please leave your information in the comments (I will screen, of course). I loooove buying Christmas cards. Thanks!
melcreada: (dc - sepia)
*le sigh*

After a positively decadent week of travel, David Cook concert, fireworks, shopping, drinking, and spending waaaay too much time writing and being on the internets, it's time to pack it all up and go back to work. Dammit. I actually spoke with a co-worker at the baby shower who informed me that we are incredibly short-handed (in the past two weeks, we have lost four people for various reasons). Hoo. Ray. Also, I can't work from home for the next few weeks because I will be training. Mmmm, nothing tries my patience like teaching.

But all in all, I am glad to be going back to work. Apparently when I have too much time on my hands, all I do is spend money and get rather depressed. This leads to drinking and listening to sad music and getting that horrible, desperate feeling in my chest that I always associate with Holly Golightly's 'mean reds.'

So, yeah. Also, my dad is going in for a procedure tomorrow where they want to biopsy his kidney. I am trying not to think about it too much because I can't do anything about it. I am trying to just be calm and positive (like THAT has ever gotten me anywhere before). My dad, to make matters better/worse/I don't know has made it clear in no uncertain terms that he does not want visitors. A couple of years ago when he landed in the hospital, he spent most of his time chasing us out of his room. So, joy.

Okay, going to shake it off, finish my laundry, and call the Kid.
melcreada: (hot gimmick snow patrol)

I am still full of self-pity so FUDGE THAT - here's a meme!

I are an anime nerd! But just barely... )


Feb. 2nd, 2009 09:35 pm
melcreada: (kissing is awesome!)

Happiness Meme, day 7!

- I found a check for $20 that has been at the bottom of my purse for the past three months (a refund from the place we stayed in Cabo). Woo!

In other news, I am very blah. I have no motivation to work out, eat healthy, or return phone calls. Le depressed. Le lame.

I always feel vaguely guilty for being sad; I think I can blame that one on my mother! LOL! She never could understand why I was so moody and emotional. She used to tell me that if I was going to survive in this world, I would need thicker skin. She was right, in a fashion. But I am still, at heart, a big ol' cream puff.

Did see the first disc of Beck Mongolian Chop Squad and enjoyed it very much, even though I have never cared for that art style. Will have to check out the rest.

Yup, yup

Dec. 9th, 2008 08:28 pm
melcreada: (at-at pwned)

George Washington + LL Cool J = my new favorite commercial!

Props for working the word "rapscallion" into it, too...

I have nothing else to report except a crushing depression. Whether its due to my impending birthday, my stoopid job, or a hormonal imbalance, I do not know. Nor do I care. I just wish I could sleep until my mood improved.

melcreada: (impudent strumpet)

Well, not a whole lot to report. My dad is okay, but they still want to poke at him some more. Tomorrow is the end of my work week and, for once, the week just FLEW by. More work-related stuff later. Maybe.

In other news, WHAT THE HELL DO I WRITE ABOUT FOR NANOWRIMO?! I am leaning towards using another one of my freaky dreams, but which one would be better: noodle-head zombies or the one where David Cook yells at me (that might be kinda of short, actually)? Maybe I will have a long, cleverly-crafted, well-paced dream between now and November 1st. Heh.

I looked at my  401K today and was very, very depressed. I need to distract myself from the whole damn thing, but the only thing that I want to do is shop. Err...

We have been invited to a Halloween party, but I am completely indifferent about attending. I will be dressing up (whether we go anywhere or not) as Foxy Brown. Obviously, I look nothing like her, but I've got the sweet afro wig and that's all I really care about anyway.  ^___________^

I *hart* the Dewey Decimal System.

Melissa's Dewey Decimal Section:

352 General considerations of public administration

Melissa = 3529991 = 352+999+1 = 1352

300 Social Sciences

Books on politics, economics, education and the law.

What it says about you:
You are good at understanding people and finding the systems that work for them. You like having established reasoning behind your decisions. You consider it very important for your friends to always have your back.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at

melcreada: (last unicorn)

My head feels like it will explode with all the thoughts flitting in and out of it: crazy little packages, half unwrapped in every corner of my brain.

To distract myself, I watched Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo and Kyo Kara Maoh, volume 5. It is a true testament to how I am feeling when even Lupin didn't quite cheer me up. It just wasn't as funny as usual.

*checks forehead for fever*

Okay, it is obvious that I need any and all Lupin fans at my house STAT so I can watch it with a big group and laugh and be silly. It's okay. I'll wait.

It is also a testament to how distracted I am when several characters/plot points were brought up in KKM and I was all WTF?! Who is that?! What are they talking about?! DAMMIT! Although I would like to say Conrad is a tasty, TASTY man. Mmmhmm.

My internet has been spazzing out on me in the evening lately. Might have to look into that.


Jan. 13th, 2003 06:55 am
melcreada: (Default)
My hands and feet are *freezing* Oh, this crazy San Antonio weather!

I spent most of yesterday (and a good chunk of last night) on my hands and knees, with a toolbox, trying to fix two of our larger machines. I was racking my brains because I couldn't remember half of what I used to do to fix these suckers and I had an irrational fear that I was going to electrocute myself. Ya gotta love vendors who don't work Sundays like us poor slobs.

I am thoroughly in "funkdom." Not full-on depressed but not content. Something's brewing. I guess I will just ride it out and see where it takes me. Maybe at least I'll get some good "wah, wah, wah" poetry out of it this time. But I wouldn't count on it. ^_~

Random thought for the day: why doesn't live journal have moods like "malcontent" or "war-mongering"? I'd like to see the little kitty icons for those...


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