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Tea Party 2.0 [Oct. 1st, 2015|02:13 pm]
It's funny how so many things change in 10 years...
but there are a few that are the same.

10 years and 5.25 months ago I flew to Calgary, AB to
see the Tea Party. Tonight I get to see them here in
Seattle at my fav venue, The Showbox. Both shows had/have
me seeing the show solo and I am quite ok with that.
There is something very deep and very personal for me
to see bands this way. Last time they made me cry, I wonder
what is in store this time around.

I'll write a review either late tonight or tomorrow.

Thank goodness for great music!
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Imperfect - Stone Sour [Aug. 23rd, 2015|01:46 am]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

Another song to add to the Kevin file. Damn you Corey Taylor for writing songs that fit that long lost friendship so well.

Some things are better off forgotten
We bury them in places that we really only visit by ourselves
Oh you were a version like no other
Oh they never tell you what to do when all you see is gone
What's the sense in anything when what they say is wrong?

Oh what do you want to hear?
Do you know how many times
I tore myself apart cuz you're not here?
Oh why do you want to know?
Does it make you feel alive?
I had to die to finally let you go

Stop me... I find myself believing
A story gets rewritten so a blasphemy's permitted once again
Oh and you were so perfectly imperfect
Oh they never tell you what to do when all you have are lies
What's the sense in anything? It's just one more goodbye

Oh what do you want to hear?
Do you know how many times
I tore myself apart cuz you're not here?
Oh why do you want to know?
Does it make you feel alive?
I had to die to finally let you go

Oh what do you want to hear?
Do you know how many times
I tore myself apart cuz you're not here?
Oh why do you want to know?
Does it make you feel alive?
I had to die to finally let you go
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Zero Tolerance [Aug. 18th, 2015|11:27 am]
[mood |irritatedirritated]

I don't care what color you are and I think all my friends know that. That being said, I have zero tolerance for people who don't think there is a white privilege, sexism or that immigrants deserve a chance at a better life too. If you live in a bubble and fail to see the world on a grand scale or fail to see that we should all have the same rights regardless of where we are from, our religion, our politics... kindly fuck off.

You think someone went about getting their message across the wrong way, that's fine but remember it was how they chose to do it and now the message is part of an open dialogue. I don't agree with how the BLM girls disrupted Bernie's speech either BUT I do see why they did it.

White privilege is a cancer. Sexism is a cancer. Immigrants are NOT a cancer (they do the jobs you feel you are too damn good to do). I won't sit by and let you say how crappy a person is for how they chose to do things. I won't sit by and let you go on about how you think blacks have more rights than whites. They don't. They have had to fight for every inch of rights they have received. You don't get why they have black magazines, black channels, black colleges. You call it racism. You are fucking dumb. There has always been white magazines, white channels, white colleges, white men making the rules. The fact that you lack the empathy to even see or understand why you are wrong goes to prove that white male privilege exists.

I may be white but at least I try to see things from a different point of view. At least I keep an open mind to hear someone else's p.o.v. It's too bad that you don't. Have fun in that bubble.
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New Living Space [Nov. 10th, 2014|02:40 pm]
Marc and I got moved into our new living space.
2 bedrooms and about a total of 750 sqft. I have my very own kitchen again
and that by itself makes me very happy. Sure it is the apartment at his mom's
house, but it is ours and she doesn't bother us. Besides I really lucked out
with my mom-in-law. She is pocket sized and super feisty and I love her to bits.
So happy to be here and to be able to help her out more.

We found our dining table/coffee table yesterday. It is one of the coolest tables
I have seen. It has two 8 inch folding leaves and it's legs are also expanding
so it raises and lowers easily. Articulated table for the win! It is from the
60's or 70's and formica/laminate, but I have looked up how to paint it and that
should be done before Christmas. When it is all up and the leaves are out it seats 8.

can't think of anything else super important right now...
more soon though.

Hope all is well in your world!
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2014|06:15 am]
"How Does It Feel"

And I just want to thank you, for all that you've done
The mess that you've made, the allegations
And I don't want to blame you, yes I need to crack down
You're essential to the process, and the essence of my breakdown, yea

And I can't wait to sell you, to the village of fools
Cos you're a violent hangover, malicious so cruel
Could you keep it secret, you couldn't lock it up tight
Cos you're a sea of information thats spilling out from all sides
I think i might find you, a little clumsy and aloof
Atop a mountain of sand, unhinged in untruths

How does it feel, upon your throne
How does it feel, to be all alone
How does it feel, to crawl so low
You're the king of nothing, you're just a show
How does it feel

And I will give you no words, yes I choose a new stance
Its hard enough to engage, the smart as well as the ass
You couldn't keep it secret, you couldn't lock it up tight
Cos you're a sea of information, that's bleeding out of the lies

How does it feel, upon your throne
How does it feel, to be all alone
How does it feel, to crawl so low
You're the king of nothing, you're just a show
How does it feel

One might deceive
One might lie
One more disease, yea
A great divide
How does it feel
To be on your own
You are the sea
So welcome to the show
Welcome to the show, yea
Welcome to the show, yea
Welcome to the show,
How does it feel
Welcome to the show, yea
How does it feel?
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update schmupdate. [May. 6th, 2014|08:27 pm]
[mood |happyhappy]

let's see... currently in the PNW hanging with my mom for 8 more weeks.
then back to the great white North. although at this point it is looking
pretty green.

i miss Marc. but i am also super proud of him. he got chosen to train
and fix some things in the companies Halifax location. they were going
to have his boss go, but the boss said to send him. so YAY! he flew
out this evening and will be back on Friday night. so proud of him.
while he doesn't love his job, it's mostly the people that make it
stressful, he does like organizing things and making the job easier
for himself and others. hoping this will be a stepping stone to
being the boss in one of the many locations. =)

health has been good. no relapses for almost 3 years now. on one
hand that worries me and on the other i am very thankful that the
med i take works well for me. hope it continues that way. when i
am back up North i will be hitting the gym for some incline walking
on a daily basis. i need to lose weight. while i have stopped drinking
soda for the most part and do eat a lot healthier, i know i have to walk
to lose. that is how i did it before. why walk in a gym? it is a safer
environment for me. since my balance isn't always spot on, it is just
better for me. not to mention having others around in case i over do it.
but i will try not to.

love being able to spend time with my friends here. i am so thankful
for my group of friends. you are all so supportive and caring and funnier
than any stand up comedian. you are what i miss most (besides my mom)
when i am away from the PNW. i can't imagine my life without you.
thank you for just being you and allowing me to be a part of your life.

hmmm... i think that is about it. not much crazy goes on in my life these
days and for that i am truly thankful!

hope you are well and ya'll should post soon.
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oh how i miss the days... [Feb. 8th, 2014|03:53 pm]
[mood |i hate people.]

of living alone.

seriously. i thought it was common knowledge that if you have roomates,
keep the common areas clean. don't leave your shit everywhere. don't leave
a sink full of dirty dishes. don't slam the drawers and doors at 6:30 in
the muthafuckin morning. you have other housemates that do not get up
that early. learn to contain your shit... if you don't use it, haven't worn it in forever
just donate it and get rid of it. the fact that you have 4/5 of the house storage
and still trying to take up more is fucking ridiculous. you are grown adults
and as such should not have to be told this. >.< .
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it's days like this... [Jan. 10th, 2014|07:20 pm]
that remind me of why i was against marriage for so long.

if you want to continue living the solitary life, where you
don't give a damn about what others want, then maybe you
should have thought about that before saying "i do."
just because your job is pissing you off, does not give you the
right to be an asshole to me. do you forget who picks you
up everyday? takes when the weather is extra cold? fixes you
dinner? does your laundry and folds it and puts it away?
does the shopping? i may just be a housewife for now, but
someday i won't even be that if you keep thinking you are
Mr. Solitary.
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Hey Holidays... [Dec. 19th, 2013|01:03 pm]
could you maybe give this family more than 2 years in between family deaths at this time of year?

it's frustrating when you know someone is going to pass and leave another scar on this time of year.
sure, this is the season for love and remembrance... but it has become the season of loss for this
family. this time it may happen just before she gets to arrive to see her father one last time.
i hope he hangs on long enough, so that means you gotta give him 9 more days.

so that's my Christmas wish... that she gets the chance to say goodbye properly.

*ETA - i asked for too much. ugh. the holidays hate this family. =(
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oh look, another update w/ less ranting [Oct. 26th, 2013|08:13 pm]
first and foremost, it is very nice to see some of you posting here again.
i wish more would come back and post bigger updates about their lives.
i miss my friends and the interactions with them. i miss reading the stories
of their lives. while FB gives us blurbs and peeks, it is no updating machine.

oh to the update...

things have mellowed out here. the sister in law in the house has finally
realized she is not the ruling monarch of the house. thank goodness.
i get that she has lived here for awhile, BUT it is the mom in laws house
and we all are just renters. we each married into this family and will
have to learn to get along whether we really like each other as people or not.

things with Marc and i are good. there's been hiccups and adjusting, as is
normal with any relationship/marriage/living with someone, but for the most
part it has all been minor stuff. it's not like we thought everything would
be perfect from the get go, thankfully we both have always had our eyes open.

we crossed the border and back again today without any issues!! this is the
first time in years that i haven't had to go inside the big building and
explain our whole story to a border agent. AND i made it to Lewiston, NY and
back home without asking for directions or getting lost! another first.
i don't get lost often, but with Marc not being a driver himself he is not
the best navigator. i find that instead of using google maps, using google
aerial view and mapping it myself is much easier. i can actually see where
to turn. g maps likes to send me on the round about toll bridges way. no
thanks! i don't mind tolls, they have their purpose, but if i can get there
without a toll road or bridge... i will.

met with the lawyer a couple weeks ago. lots of paperwork to fill out.
i hope all this goes somewhat quickly, but part of me thinks the he is
trying to milk us for money. he sent an email awhile back telling us what we
needed. so i take the things in and he says "well you need more pics of the
wedding. and fbi background check, a medical check out from a Canadian doc..."
and so on. i told him i was a bit miffed and that i would have brought
what we really needed had he not been so vague about things in the damn email.
he wasn't pleased with that. but then his culture isn't used to the women
back talking and standing up for themselves. yeah, i don't like him much.

so there ya go. i better go check on my other half. he's been sickly with
a cold and has decided that working 6 days a week would help that.

now it's your turn to update. GET TO IT!
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i should probably update... [Sep. 22nd, 2013|10:24 am]
[mood |annoyedannoyed]
[music |the goddamned washing machine]

left Seattle on August 28th and arrived in Brampton, ON on September 6th. was a long and very sunny trip driving out here, but we made it in one piece. saw lots of great road signs. didn't stop to look at much. since i was the only driver, it made the trip longer than it should have been. stayed in small towns and mostly Motel 6, which kept the cost down. i don't think we paid over $65 for any room. had lots of good food. we tried to do local places for the most part, unless we got into a town late and the only option was McD's.

so now i am here. settling in is taking a bit, but that was to be expected. dealing with people who don't have a clue what common courtesy is is a whole other thing. thankfully it is not just me that notices this about this person. (it is not Marc btw, who could not be a better person for me.) this person interrupts my sleep, our quiet time during movies, doesn't give us any kitchen space and when i asked if i could do her laundry during the day when everyone was gone i got "but it is cheaper to do laundry at night". she only does laundry at night a couple times a week, but it is still something i could do during the day and keep the laundry moving so as not to hamper others from doing their laundry and also she doesn't pay the damn utility bill, so her whole argument is invalid. Marc and i are buying a small fridge and a pantry for the basement and Aunt Bonnie is giving us a microwave. so we will have our own little set up and not have to worry about our groceries getting used and actually having space to put stuff. i am rambling and ranting... sorry.

getting used to driving around here. people like to tailgate and not use their blinkers and cut across 2 or more lanes to get to the turn lane they need, but other than that... yeah, my finger has gotten a work out. but other than those things people drive meh up here.

Tim Horton's... i am thankful for Timmy's every day. almost as thankful as i am for Marc. ;)

think that is about it for now.. gotta wait for the noise makers to leave to i can nap. been up since 6:30am so i could take Marc to work for some o.t. will be venting again soon i am sure. =P

hoping all is well in your world and for those of you that are going through some yuck right now, just know you are in my thoughts and i hope everything and everyone finds peace soon. <3
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Where to start... [Jul. 14th, 2013|11:47 pm]
Well the ball is finally rolling with the lawyer and very soon
the wheels will be rolling on my car. August 24th Marc will be
here in Seattle and a few days after that we will be heading
East to Brampton, ON soon after that. i finally get to make
it to my new home. sure, leaving my friends behind will be
hard, but i finally get to be settled in my life with the man
i love. i am very grateful for that.

not sure on the path we are taking to get to Brampton yet.
we can either take Hwy 2 across Canada of I-90 across the States.
hard decisions. i also need to decide on a place where we
are going to stay for 2 nights to take a break from driving
and just get a good stretch out for 24 hours. mom suggested
finding a place close to a bar so we can just chill a bit.
Marc agrees. =)

and then there is the purging of things i don't need and
things i want with me now up there. hopefully next year
we will be able to come out and pick up the rest of my stuff
and my hope chest. the hope chest has to eventually be with
me as i built it and one day plan on passing it to my daughter
or son if i am lucky enough to have one. keeping my fingers
crossed on that one.

so that's about it for now. will leave a note when we actually
leave and one when we arrive home in Brampton. =)
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Canadian Penny in My Hand [Feb. 23rd, 2013|05:19 am]
[Current Location |hell]
[mood |wishful]
[music |Snow Patrol - In the End]

Canadian penny in my hand
Canadian man in my heart
today, tomorrow, yesterday to start.
Canadian man in my heart
Canadian penny in my hand
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thinking...it does no good... [Jan. 9th, 2013|08:31 pm]
i need to stop second guessing myself.
i need to stop wondering if i made the right decision.
someday i won't be a bother to anyone and things will
be better then.
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Happy Christmas! [Dec. 24th, 2012|07:20 am]
figured i would do this now, as tomorrow i won't
be around a computer much.

so far this trip has been ok. with Christmas done
tomorrow, it will be time to relax, enjoy my birthday
and then enjoy New Years!

today is the finish up things and baking. part of the
family tonight and the better part of the family tomorrow.
i look forward to both, but mostly tomorrow. i get to
see all my favs tomorrow =)


i hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.
may this next year bring all of us brighter times, better
laughs and lots of good lovin'. <3
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oh Holiday Season... [Dec. 12th, 2012|09:06 pm]
this year is actually going to be a good one.
not that others haven't been good, but this
is the first that Marc and i get to spend
together. our first since we have been together
and our first as husband and wife. first time
we will be each others New Year's kiss even.
i know that seems odd to some people, but this
is the road this life has taken us down.
Friday i hop on a plane to Brampton, ON
and i will return mid January. my longest trip
and second most special, the wedding being #1.

it's awesome that his mom and sister love Christmas
as much as i do, will make it easier i think. not
that his family is hard to get along with, just
holidays always put extra stress on people.
there is also the added bonus of getting to give
gifts as a couple. it's one of those moments
that makes you feel more oneness with someone
i think. i dunno, maybe it is just me.

i will try to remember to update while there.
gotta keep my memories somewhere.

i hope your holidays are bright and beautiful. <3
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Choice [Oct. 16th, 2012|11:10 pm]
[mood |determineddetermined]

as a woman, choice is important to me.
i should be the one deciding what happens
or doesn't happen to my body. not some
other person.

i should not be forced to live a life
based on someone else's beliefs or
religion. i should have the choice
to take birth control if i want,
have an abortion if it is what is
right for me and believe (or not)
in any god i choose. the options
should be there for all of us.

if you don't want birth control,
you have the choice not to take
it. you have the choice to have
a religion if you so choose.

all i am asking is for other women
to have some common sense and respect
for themselves and the coming generations
of girls. don't shuffle us back decades.
women have come to far and fought to
long to have choices.

when you vote, you are not voting for
just yourself... you are voting for all of us.
i am voting so we all still have choices.
Obama 2012!
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small update [Sep. 24th, 2012|11:10 pm]
Marc and I celebrated 6 years last week.
hard to wrap my head around that... even
though we are married now. it sucks being
away from him. have been in off mode for
2 weeks now. i don't like feeling depressed
like this and it usually isn't this bad.
everything's different this time around though.
Christmas can't get here soon enough.

appointment with the neuro this week. phone
calls to get the meds sent, a visit to dshs
which is always just a joy *eye roll* and
a visit to social security for copies of
my award letter... one for the meds and one
for the lawyer in Canada. then there is the
changing of the last name. i have the marriage
certificate so it should be that difficult to
get everything changed over, just somethings
they are gonna charge me for. license and passport.

let's see... anything else worth making note of..
brain says no.

hope you all are doing well and ya know, you
should post once in awhile.
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'til death do us part... [Aug. 27th, 2012|08:51 pm]
[mood |happyhappy]

As of Saturday August 25, 2012 i am now a married woman.
had an amazing wedding that was way more than i expected
thanks to Marc's mom and sister. about 50 people in the
back yard of his mom's. white tulle with black tulle bows
draped the fence.. his niece, Caelyn, was our flower girl,
niece Jamie maid of honor and sister, Aileen was the matron
of honor. my mom walked me down the isle, she was my only guest.
(it being in Canada, i knew no one could make it and i am ok with that)
of course she started crying not even half way down and that
made me start crying. started laughing and told her to stop
it.. she told me to stop it. pffft. thankfully it was a short
walk and i was soon holding Marc's hands. our minister was great.
seems our make-up artist, who knows Marc's family, had suggested
and didn't know that his mom had already found and hired her.
so when the Minister walked in it was a nice little reunion and
"oh this is who i was talking about" and everything.

so anyways.. get up there, did our vows...

I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

it's a wonderful sensation reciting those vows ans having
the world fall away and it is just the two of us. there was
nothing but his beautiful face and smile. just awesome.

a week before the wedding the forecast called for mild
and 73 degrees... we got full sunshine and 90+. to say
i was melting and everyone else was too, is an understatement.
we headed to a park for pictures. lots of flowers an
greenery and an awesome wooden bridge. Marc's cousin Tori
took the photos.. 1400 throughout the whole wedding, and
they turned out very beautiful. she has posted a few and
flipped a few in black and white... just amazing. she got
a few of my mom and i that are truly precious. and of course
the ones of me and Marc that i have seen are wonderful.

reception was beautiful. dark purple and teal blue linens
with a three piece vase set for center pieces. the two small
vases had clear and teal glass stones, the single tall vase
clear and dark purple and black glass stones w/ a large dark
purple flower and two really sparklie butterflies one silver
and one teal. they were very pretty. and then we said.. let
there be drinking and it was so! ok there was food served
before the major drinking and laughs with the family and friends.
roast beef, chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans and carrots, rolls,
salad, naniamo(?) bars for the dessert and of course the wedding cake.
lemon top (that is now in the freezer) and a bottom of key-lime cake.
can we just say it was really fucking yummeh. mmmmm. and then the
drinking and talking and laughing and making jokes. yeah a very,
very fun reception.

i head back to Seattle on the 11th. really going to be hard
to leave my new husband, but i know that if i do the sooner
i can move up here. hopefully 6-8 months tops and i will be
back up here for Christmas/bday/New Years. can't wait!

so there you go.. the just of the wedding day.

now it is time for sleeping.

Mrs. Worsnop
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last day in Seattle as a "single" girl. [Aug. 17th, 2012|06:16 pm]
i leave tomorrow morning at 6am for Buffalo, NY and
then a short drive across the border and to Brampton, ON
and my better half.

Marc's family has taken care of everything on that side.
they are truly a wonderful group of people that i am thankful
i get to call family. since he is the last kid to get
married, they had no issues with knowing what was needed
and what needed to be done. though, i would have been
just as happy going to the justice of the peace... the
government has their own wants.

i am all set on my end. packed up and ready to go.
just waiting on mom to get here stuff together. hopefully
she can put a Christmas item in her bag for Marc's Mom.
it's an awesome Santa.

so after the 25th it will be the long 6 month wait for
papers to move up there. we've waited 6 years, so whats
another 6 months, right? well you never know when the
government or the world will implode up themselves
and leave me on the wrong side. i know, i should be
in a more positive frame of mind... but Murphy always
has a way of fucking things up.

i am trying my best to stay on an even keel and i think
i have done ok so far. no ones bloodied or lying in a ditch.
the only person to work my last nerve is Mom. she is a
procrastinator in the worst possible way. she still has
to pack and we leave for the airport in 10 hours. mmhmm
last nerve.

figured i'd vent here before i unloaded on the wrong person.
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