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November 9th, 2006

03:14 am - Interesting...
It was beautiful today, crickets chirping, flies buzzing (my frogs enjoyed them immensely), and bits of green grass here and there, with a temperature of 87 degrees. Waitaminute, haven't I gone through this before? It's November 9th, in Missouri. This is definitely a warm temp record.

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August 7th, 2006

05:40 pm
Things are improving a bit.
What's really awful about the robbery is that a) it happened the day before my birthday and b) we think it's someone we know- all the clues point to one of the nurses who was admitting my dad into the E.R. after the seizure. Through "junior detective" work, we think that might've been the culprit- she acted very odd when dad was being admitted, asking lots of personal questions and medical questions and not writing any of his answers down, and she started out nice, and then got ruder and more nervous until she finally sent dad off to a room of her choice.
My dad had to go back to the emergency room again- this time, he's recovered quite nicely, and is feeling a whole lot better. We're avoiding the outdoors this summer, no explanation needed for that.
Our pets are escaping less now, and we have less pets to escape- a couple of my pet froggies died, and I had to set a couple others loose (they were wild to begin with)- I just simply couldn't care for so many pets at one time, and the two I have left are chubby and content. Also, My mum, sisters, and I went to the audiologist and we had a lot of luck there- my youngest sister was tested because she hadn't been hearing well lately, and we thought it was because she had previously had a high fever several times. It turned out it was because her ears needed cleaned- once that was done, her hearing turned out normal. My mum had hers tested because she hadn't been hearing well, and it turned out that her hearing was perfect, and she was just finding it difficult to listen to several sounds at one time. Then my younger sister, (who has considerable hearing loss from the age of an infant and wears hearing aids), got a big surprise when the audiologist exclaimed "It's a miracle!" to the fact
that her hearing aids had actually internally improved  her hearing. It turns out that there is a one-in-a-thousand chance of that happening- the audiologist said that he had only one other patient who had that happen to them, and it was a little boy ten years ago. Everyone has tiny receptive hairs inside their ears that aid the hearing process. Somehow the hairs in her ears that were once dead and not working, were stimulated back to life by the hearing aids and are regenerating. She now doesn't have to wear her hearing aids all the time- there is even a very small off-chance that someday she may improve permanently enough to not have to wear them at all. And then I had my hearing tested, 
because lately it seemed like I was having trouble listening to movies and conversations because the words sounded a bit like mumbling.
So, let's say that hearing is associated with numbers- if I remember correctly, the normal hearing range is around 20's-35's. My youngest sister's was right in that bracket, my mum's was even better (the lower the number, the better) at 10's-15's, my younger sister's was around
40's-60's (it was around 60's-80's), and then he got to mine- 0's and 5's. Guess I don't need to worry about that now, although he did say that I have trouble processing several sounds at one time, or isolating just one sound from others, like my mum. The hole in the floor is covered up and the scrape on my leg from falling through the floor is still there. It's actually kind of funny, now that I think about it...

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July 21st, 2006

01:44 pm - The fates are displeased.
Now THAT'S an understatement.
Gah... where to begin.
First my dad had a grand mal seizure from
bad heat exhaustion and had to go to the hospital for several days. Then
when we all left our house a couple days later to pick him up from the
hospital and drive back home, we found out we had been robbed! :( The
weird thief was very neat and selective and took strange items, s/he
left with:
my computer (and everything on it, including discs and software! >:( )
my mum's software
a chunk of DVD's from every shelf of our movie collection except the top
2-5 of my shirts (?!!)
DVD cleaners and repair kits from a drawer- and the robber turned the
cell phone in the drawer on... and left it.
a large container full of our leather coats in our outdoor shed
a treasure detector of my mum's
my mum's printer (it didn't work anyway, hehe)
an extra plastic CD holder

Weird, eh? The thief was impeccably neat and got in through the bedroom
window in my sisters's room, by placing and bucket on the ground by the
outside of the window and pulling the screen off the window, setting it
perfectly paralell with the wall on the ground. We had a rickety gate in
our hallway, and the robber didn't trip over it or bump into much of
anything. Even WE trip over that gate!
And my mum broke a toe, and I fell through a hole in the floor. I also
had two different infections, so I had to see a doctor for an
antibiotic, which I took and promptly found out I'm allergic to. So my
whole face and neck were severely itchy, red and puffy for a week (they
still are). And most of our pets keep mysteriously escaping their cages
without an explanation as to how. Even our tiny barely-over-an-inch-long
turtle got out! We thought at first that it was one of our ferrets
pulling her out of her aquarium, because that's happened before. So we
penned them up so they wouldn't get out, heavily taped the lid to her
aquarium, and made sure there was several inches between her and the lid
at the top, with nothing to climb up on. But sure enough, a little while
later we nearly stepped on the little turtle, who was crawling all over
the floor- and the lid to her house was closed, with no holes to get out
of, and nobody to open the lid! The same thing happened with our green
snakes, who live in a large houseplant with fine netting around it, and
strong cords that tie the top and bottom closed around the plant. We
discovered one of our snakes in the dishes in the kitchen, so we put her
back and tied the cords very tightly. Then, a few minutes later, we
turned around, and one of the cords was completely untied! Our rabbit,
who is new to the house and rather small, managed to get clear over the
gate in the hall- I don't even think she can jump that high. Then, the
strong clips that hold the box blocking the opening to the outside of
our ferret's cage keep coming off- and we're pretty sure that it's
not them pulling the clips off. No one else messes with the animal
houses but me and my mum, so we think we've got a poltergeist problem.
*sigh* Arghh, that's all we need...

And to top it all off, we're all on antidepressants that stopped working,
so we're all going through the agitation preceding taking a new anitidepressant-
and it's been a hundred degrees in the shade with high humidity and a heat index
of 110 F, so we're all cranky anyway.
Current Location: Misery... er, Missouri.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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April 19th, 2006

12:01 am - Yeah, so...
I've been avoiding my journal for the past 8 months. Because I'm lazy like that.

Let's see... it's been chaotic as usual.

Got a tattoo
Got two pet ferrets
Got whiplash from a car wreck (wasn't our fault)
Got two pet snakes from outside
Lost two pet snakes from outside
Got another pet snake from outside
Went to Corpus Christi
Got a sunburn

Hm, I think that's most of it.

It was 95 degrees today
We DON'T live in the tropics.

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July 2nd, 2005

05:43 pm
Today's my birthday! YAHHHH!

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March 13th, 2005

10:43 pm - Okaaaay....
I just heard what sounded like a pack of rabid hyenas yipping and screeching loudly outside out of nowhere, continued for a little less than a minute, and I ran to get my tape recorder and the second I got it, it stopped. I'm still trying to figure out what the heck it was...
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised

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March 2nd, 2005

05:49 pm - I watched Mary Poppins and then Fight Club...
... what a weird combination.

Tonight I'm going back home again, but I still need to round all my belongings up so I can finish packing.
Let's see, what's happened lately...

My mum had her ankle surgery and will be confined to a wheelchair for six weeks, and she decided to make the most of it, so I painted her cast. People kept asking what happened to her foot, to one she answered "Oh, basketball injury", and another time "Skydiving accident", just to see if they would believe her and they did. So I painted some little designs and the words "Skydiver First-Class" on her cast so people wouldn't ask, lol.

My brother had a crazy wedding reception a couple of days ago- it was full of loud music, hula hoops, and little kids running around yelling. And I think I pulled something doing the limbo...

I read some site on how there's scientific proof that dragons could/may have existed, here it is-http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/dragons/dragons.html
Current Mood: weirded out
Current Music: None.

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February 15th, 2005

05:32 pm - It's mid-February in Missouri...

...and it's 80 degrees in the shade! Ewwwwwwww

Having said that, everything else is fine. :D I've been sacking out by myself at my grandma's house. Well, by myself the first day. My dad came over for a day and had to go, so my obnoxious sisters who ignore everything are staying and driving me insane. Ah well, at least the weather's 50 degrees (fahrenheit) nicer than usual at this time of year.

Current Mood: lonelylonely
Current Music: Some nameless tune

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February 7th, 2005

04:37 pm - ...and then I took another quiz.

LJ Friends Meme by coolerq

1. You must tell 36 people about this game.
2. robert is the one that you love.
3. mark is one you like but can't work out.
4. You care most about lesli.
5. rebekka is the one who knows you very well.
6. genevieve is your lucky star.
7. Swords and Knives is the song that matches with the person in number 3 (robert ).
8. More than Words is the song for the person in 7 (mark).
9. Revolution Earth is the song that tells you most about YOUR mind.
10. and Size of Sorrow is the song telling you how you feel about life
Take this quiz
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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04:24 pm
I took this quiz...

You scored as Gandalf. You are Gandalf! This wise, old mage is loyal and brave. He is known for his counsel and advice to his friends and allies during tough times.
"All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you."




















Which LOTR character are you?
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I have to go to get an antidepressant tomorrow. Whee, what fun. [/sarcasm]
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: the radio

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