hey lil loves. i'm still around.
i got a job through a friend for a flower company. it's seasonal, but long hours don't feel long and it's so nice to have a paycheck. i got my tax refund and although it was the most i've ever gotten back (over 1k) it quickly dwindled due to bills and payments.
although i've gotten lucky a couple times. my macbook's logic board failed. the apple store charged me $310 flat for "anything that needed fixing". i could only come up with the logic board, a new battery ($120 by itself) and a new disc drive since mine would just spit out any cd i put in. i got it back with all those fixed, a new keyboard because the light under it was broken, two new fans, and a new top casing. it feels like new laptop. i also got a flat tire and because discount tire will only fix two, i went in with my measly $230 and they took a look at my tires. they said my tires were so awful (i'm not dumb, i knew this. they were baaare bones) that they couldn't let it leave that way. they charged me for two tires and gave me two free ones. four brand new tires. i cried, y'all.
this was on my statement from discount tire.
as usual, i miss my friends and going out doing things i took for granted when i had a steady paycheck. it's really hard for me to go to a bar and spend $5/drink. i know i don't need to drink to have fun but then i consider gas and cover or anything else and i just get so bummed. i think it really kind of hit home for me when i went to see a friend's band and someone who, while not my best friend but i still valued his friendship, kind of brushed me off, followed by a really
awkward silence. i'm not used to that! what happened?
anyway. i had a bit of a scare healthwise (this happens to me sometimes and i think, oh shit! better do something about it before i die! but nothing really ever comes of it because tbh i can be a pretty stubborn brat) but i got pretty freaked out, i have really high blood pressure which is reletively (~2 years) new to me. it's weird, you can't even make a fist because the skin is so swollen. it feels like being a human water ballon... stretching from the inside out. so dom has been a really supportive partner in doing now what is the paleo way of eating. it's simple, but fun and feels normal and natural. it's been some time now but i started by doing what i always do when i start something new - stick to what i know. i tried being a vegetarian once and i ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a month. i'm started to venture out and try some new stuff and it's actually pretty awesome. i look back on what i thought was good before - juicing, hcg, every other diet fad i've ever tried. i realize now that those things were never a long term solution. i find (since i am as i mentioned before, a bit of a stubborn brat) that if i really want something that is not considered paleo or whatever the case, but i reeeeeally want it for whatever reason, i just have a small amount so i can get over it.
so, that's my update! i'm not dead (yet) and fish oil supplements has been my greatest discovery so far. i still take a ton of pictures, some of which are on my flickr
or instagram (username: parrty). bye babies.