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Kels
05 March 2013 @ 09:22 pm
Oh LJ, we have such an on-again off-again relationship.  I want to write more, because writing is good, and because being social and communicating with people is good, but never seem to have the time or anything to say.  I was reading through some of my old posts this evening, and came to the conclusion I don't have anything to write because I don't have anything to bitch about.  How's that for an excuse?

I think LJ turned into my ranting zone because when I get upset about something it's actually really helpful to write it all out and share it.  Back when I started this was my place to post, but now I've got Facebook, and that actually makes me pretty lazy because when I post something on there I assume everyone will see it (since I know everyone I could possible want to communicate with obviously has me at the top of their news feed subscriptions) and don't bother reposting stuff on other sites or directly sharing it with anyone.

I want to write more, and make myself be more social than the generic facebook post intended for everyone I've ever met who remember my name or email and managed to google me online.  Everything is actually going really well in my life right now, but maybe that's just it, I want something interesting or dramatic, but don't read that as a real "wish."  it's one of those grass-is-greener things because interesting and dramatic usually means stress or something going wrong.

Right now my biggest life issues is the romantic love interest, or lack of one.  I like the way everything is right now, but I don't think I want to be romantically alone forever.  Am I brave enough to try online dating?  How do you meet people in a town where you're still considered a newbie?  Maybe the Crazy Cat Lady title is still an option in the future.
 
 
Kels
So much for my once a day update...Bad Kels, bad.

My favorite subjects before college were always changing based on how good my teachers were and what I was interested in.  Band was always my favorite class, and I always got A's (based soley on attendance), so yay report card!  I remember enjoying history a lot, but not the other social sciences like economics, politics, or geography.  Math and I had a love-hate relationship, when I paid attention I did really well but when I zoned out it sucked.  I think english had the best projects, and I was forced to read a lot of really good books I probably would not have read on my own, but spelling was HORRIBLE.  

Once I got into college I thought I would be a biology major since I loved biology in high school, but ended up hating it.  On the advice of my academic counselor I spent a year doing generals and found my 2 favorite subjects were history and theology.  It makes sense since a lot of the theology courses at St. Kate's focused on the history of religions, usually Christianity, but also tied in with others.  It pretty much blew my mind to sit in class discussing the Apostle's Creed and what was going on in the world at the time it was written.



1. Your name
2. All the places you’ve lived
3. Your first best friend
4. Your childhood fears
5. What you were like in high school
6. Your favourite and least favourite subjects at school
7. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend
8. Your oldest hobby
9. Your sexuality
10. What you look for in a partner
11. Your kids, or your feelings about having kids
12. Your pets, past and present
13. Foods you love and foods you hate
14. What your life was like ten years ago
15. How much alcohol you drink
16. Your worst illness
17. What you do at work
18. A question or comment people should never make to you
19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
20. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert21. Who you have a crush on
22. A friendship you lost
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
24. Your political views
25. Your religious beliefs
26. Your perfect night out
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
28. What you look for in a friend
29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
30. How you would like people to remember you
 
 
Kels
16 August 2012 @ 10:15 pm

Posting from my iPad because I am nice and comfy in bed, so formatting might be funky.

High school was a very awkward time for me, like many people. I alternated between trying to fit in and be cool and figure out who exactly I was. For the most part I was oblivious, trying to copy styles from my Tiger Beat magazine and failing horribly. I was quiet, liked to read, and was a classic "good girl," afraid to get in trouble, lie, etc. To this day I remember changing in the gym locker room and over hearing people talking about Kelsie P's birthday, and someone asking if it was the cool one or the nerdy one (same last name, same first name spelled differently). I was probably 5 feet away from the benches getting stuff from my gym locker, guess which Kelsey I was. Luckily we never had a class together because I was in honors/AP and she was not, but it was never fun being compared to or confused with the tall blond soccer star who sang the choir solos and was homecoming royalty.

If I had a "group" it would be the band kids. Most of my best friends from high school were in band, and our usual hang out before/after/during school was the band lounge. I was very active in marching band, pep band, concert band, and swing/jazz band. One of the best experiences I has was playing in the pit orchestra for Guys and Dolls because all my fun theater buddies were there too! I think being part of the band group and my small yet tight circle of friends is what made high school good. One perk to being a band kid was that we all had similar schedules since we needed to have the same periods free for band so there was always a good chance of having our other classes and lunch break together. My graduating class was just short of 1,000 (and those are the kids who walked, not counting drop outs or flunk outs), so there was safety in numbers and it was easy to get lost in the crowd. The huge class sizes (30-40 my jr and sr years) is what made me choose such a small college. One funny fact my mom once told me is that she was worried about me going to an all girls college because most of my friends in high school were guys. Since I think I met some of the most amazing women I know while at St. Kate's I think it ended up alright ^_^

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Kels
15 August 2012 @ 08:42 pm
I'm shocked that I've actually kept up with this so far.  It's a good challenge to force myself to write stuff.

My lifelong fear would have to be tornadoes.  I think the randomness and huge potential for damage is what freaks me out.  I feel like with a fire or flood there's at least a chance to outrun the danger, but with a tornado you can't.  All you can do is hope you're warned fast enough so you can run down to the basement and hope the house doesn't break apart around you, or that a huge tree doesn't get uprooted and dropped on top of you.  With some of the scary shit mother nature has unleashed throughout the years I have no doubt a natural disaster could flatten me out of existence.  It's different from violence or a terrorist or some other random deadly situation.  This is nature, something no one I know of can control.  With mass shootings for example (though scary and unpredictable) you at least know it was caused by a person.  Someone made it happen and that same person could decide when to stop.  Tornadoes are crazy destructive cyclones that can touch down randomly and throw shit around.  You might not get picked up by the actual twister, but that house ripped apart a block over is probably going to send shrapnel shooting through the air.    


1. Your name
2. All the places you’ve lived
3. Your first best friend
4. Your childhood fears
5. What you were like in high school
6. Your favourite and least favourite subjects at school
7. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend
8. Your oldest hobby
9. Your sexuality
10. What you look for in a partner
11. Your kids, or your feelings about having kids
12. Your pets, past and present
13. Foods you love and foods you hate
14. What your life was like ten years ago
15. How much alcohol you drink
16. Your worst illness
17. What you do at work
18. A question or comment people should never make to you
19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
20. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert21. Who you have a crush on
22. A friendship you lost
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
24. Your political views
25. Your religious beliefs
26. Your perfect night out
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
28. What you look for in a friend
29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
30. How you would like people to remember you
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Kels
14 August 2012 @ 08:03 pm
Growing up, and even now, I've always hated answering who my best friend is.  Maybe it's because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but I think it's because I don't have just one friend who stands out in my eyes.  My very first friend was Anna, our moms met in maternity baby classes and she was born 3 days before me.  We went to the same preschool and our moms were friends, so we were hanging out even before we made the conscious decision to be friends.  Even though we lived in different cities and went to different schools I would say that up through Jr. High she was my best friend.  We had tons of the same interests and literally told each other everything.  This was old school, we actually wrote letters and mailed them!  We both grew apart and went our separate ways, so by high school we had slipped out of each others lives.  I've tried looking her up on Facebook, but no luck.  I think I should just man up and call/visit/write her home address.  

I would love to be able to introduce Anna to my cats since I was always afraid of the cats at her house and made her lock them out of the room when I slept over so they couldn't suffocate me in my sleep.  I wonder what she would think knowing that I ended up majoring in history (classics ftw) because we shared so many American Girl parties and acted out our favorite historical events.  When Addy, a runaway then freed slave who lived during the civil war, came out as the newest American Girl doll/book series we wrote an elaborate play about how bad slavery was, and how the slaves ran away.  We colored backdrops for different scenes and had individual cut out puppets on popsicle sticks.  I remember the summer we both read The Devil's Arithmetic and Number the Stars, so we played concentration camp in the basement...before you think I'm too crazy we always played that we were the good guys, hiding the kids in the garbage piles so the Nazi's couldn't find them.  Looking bad, I don't think we really understood what Nazis and concentration camps were, this was around 4th grade.  I also blame Anna for my obsession with Greek Mythology, and I will always remember arguing with her because in the Disney movie Hera is Hercules' mom but she was trying to tell me that Hercules never even lived on My. Olympus and Hera wanted to kill him.  Being the typical us, we looked up the answers in a book and my first book of Greek myths (with colored pictures!) is the one she showed me and I had to get myself so I could keep reading the cool stories.

1. Your name
2. All the places you’ve lived
3. Your first best friend
4. Your childhood fears
5. What you were like in high school
6. Your favourite and least favourite subjects at school
7. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend
8. Your oldest hobby
9. Your sexuality
10. What you look for in a partner
11. Your kids, or your feelings about having kids
12. Your pets, past and present
13. Foods you love and foods you hate
14. What your life was like ten years ago
15. How much alcohol you drink
16. Your worst illness
17. What you do at work
18. A question or comment people should never make to you
19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
20. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert21. Who you have a crush on
22. A friendship you lost
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
24. Your political views
25. Your religious beliefs
26. Your perfect night out
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
28. What you look for in a friend
29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
30. How you would like people to remember you
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Kels
16 January 2012 @ 06:16 pm
I have to talk to someone, and can't post on Facebook since BOYS are on there and I don't know who I can text or message without being too forward. I am crushing soooooo hard on a guy, from the internet. But its not creepy like that! We are facebook buddies and a group of us have been WoW friends/guildies for years now. I even flew down to Texas 2 years ago to visit and have awesome gaming parties.

Do I like him so much because we don't see eachother in real life and thus can't annoy eachother? Or because he is totally nice, and awesome, and cute... Blarggg. Hormones! Do I tell him or would that just be weird? He already told me I should have moved to Texas instead of Indiana, or is he just joking around?

Why can't I meet someone amazing like him but closer? He's honest, and trustworthy (I trust him with my WoW account, this is big, peeps), involved at church, smart, very active with basketball, doesn't make fun of me too much when I go on a mythology tangent, and already knows what a dork I am yet still talks to me.
 
 
Kels
20 October 2011 @ 09:09 pm
I recently rediscovered my LJ. Then eventually figured out my password. Then eventually got off my butt and actually decided to post after debating it for way too long. It's been a LONG time, and I have to admit I kind'a miss the freedom/ability to write and just let it all out. Plus, I miss a lot of the people on my f-list who I used to talk with and/or hang out with a lot, but have not been good at keeping in touch with.

A couple interesting things:
1. Last year I flew down to Texas to hang with my WoW guildies. Not as weird or creepy as it sounds. I had a blast, it was awesome, I just conveniently forgot to mention to anyone that I had never met these guys outside of the internet. Tons of fun was had by all. I really want to go visit again
2. That same year I packed up everything in my car and moved to Indiana (after first transferring to a Verizon store down there)
3. I have a kitty cat! His name is Minion. He is a grey tiger striped domestic short haired tabby who may or may not have siames heritage. He is awesome, and adorable, and I love him
4. A year later (aka a few months ago) I moved back to Minnesota (still transferring around with Verizon). This move required a full sized trailer and pickup truck in addition to my car
5. I have furniture! And my very own queen sized bed all to myself (shared with Minion). I feel like such an adult ^_^

There! Now everyone is caught up.
 
 
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Kels
11 December 2009 @ 12:40 am
I exist! Been a little crazy and super busy lately, but nothing to complain about. Job with Verizon has been and continues to be totally awesome. In fact I am currently posting this from my amazing Droid phone, thus I will need to do a more thorough updat later via computer with actual keyboard, but typing on the Droid isn't too bad. Have been busy trying to be a responsible adult with mixed results. My social life has suffered a bit more than usual, but I have also been spending more time with the online buddies too since sometimes its just easier to use laptop in bed. Still trying to make sure I have fun time with people, its just not happening as often now that I'm working full time.

Saw Boondock Saints 2, loved it, and highly recomend it to everyone...make sure to see the original if you haven't yet, there are a million tiny jokes that only make sense if you've seen the original.

I think I might have this total nerd crush on a guy in my wow guild. Not even going to go into the logistics of it here, but he's awesome. In fact the entire core of the guild continues to be awesome and I am so glad Mik and Chris convinced me to transfer servers and join them. Just when everything is going great hormones kick in, but who knows, maybe this will pass soon as the chemicals balance out. Either way, guild is made of win and I <3 those guys!

Am horrible because I seriously need to make time for St. Kate's gals...I have not seen them in much too long, and its really not that far of a drive.

Yay Droid phone and its internet of awesome
 
 
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Kels
31 July 2009 @ 11:00 am
New guild is <3!

The whole reason I joined WoW was to play with my buddies, so when Ro and Mike changed servers I eventually did too. Changing servers resulted in a NEW GUILD that I swear is made of awesome!

Old guild: You're not geared, no runs for you!

New guild: Your gear sucks...let's go run shit!

The people are much more fun, and laid back, and provide slightly more swearing and pervy comments (I have adjusted just fine ^_^)
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Kels
21 July 2009 @ 09:34 am
For many various reasons I got my cartilage pierced. Primary reason: It's Shiny!
ear!

Surprisingly, it hardly hurt. I went to a friend of a friend at a tattoo parlor, and he used one of those needle things, but before I even had time to cringe it was done. Actually, putting the earring in was more annoying then getting the actual hole pierced. For the next few months I've got a cool silver bar with an amethyst gem on the end going through my upper ear. The guys who did it was awesome and told me if I come back in 4-6 months when the hole is healed he'll change out the earring for free. I figure the first time it will be best to let the pro do it.

I had the piercing done last night, and am still waiting for the family to notice it. Am also already considering what other styles of cartilage earrings I can get (and wait 4+ months to put in...)
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