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Erin aka Bud
29 June 2025 @ 11:16 pm

My journal is now friends only, with the occasional open post.

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Erin aka Bud
30 April 2015 @ 01:48 pm
Ugh, I disappeared for a long time again. Came back, and had a hard time finding where to even click to post a new entry!

Guys, I need to rant. Because I am annoyed, and Ben does not understand why I am annoyed.

We've made these two friends here-- Alex and Wylinda (L for short). Alex is Ben's coworker, and they share nerderies, so it didn't take long before we were sharing nerderies together.

Fast forward a few months, and Alex and L ask us to be in their wedding party. We happily agree.  The wedding is May 2. Yes, 2 days from now.

Mid January, L asks me to go wedding dress shopping with her and the other bridesmaid. I agree. She's on a really strict budget-- she wants to spend less than 200 dollars for the dress and tailoring. She happened to find a clearanced out floor sample at David's Bridal that was 99 dollars and fit her perfectly. One problem-- she forgot her debit card and they won't hold the dress until she can come back and get it. I offer to pay for the dress, and then she can pay me back that weekend (we all had plans to hangout). That was January, and I still haven't been paid back.

We haven't heard much from them about wedding details, other than that they couldn't find a church to do the wedding for free, so they were just going to JOP. They never sent out wedding invitations, so they're not even sure anyone will show up to the reception.

The kicker has been this current ordeal over the bachelor's/bachelorette's party. We started asking 2 or 3 weeks ago for details (or at least to be put in contact with whoever was planning) and they said they didn't know anything. This past Friday, we ask again and L tells me that the bachelorette party will be Tuesday night-- the night of my night class-- but that she doesn't know when or where, and will have Alex tell Ben on Monday. Monday comes, Ben asks Alex, and Alex says he has no idea (Alex is the go-between because L has no phone or internet with which to contact anyone). Ben tells Alex to please text me as soon as he knows when/where so I can be there.

Alex texts me Tuesday night, half an hour after the bachelorette party has started, asking if I'm there. I respond saying no, no one has yet to tell me anything about when or where it's at. That's when I'm told it started a half an hour before that, and he still doesn't know where.

Now L is posting passive aggressive facebook statuses about how sad she is that she doesn't have better friends, and Ben is telling me I could have tried harder to get information.

I cannot wait for this wedding to be over.
Erin aka Bud
13 July 2014 @ 12:27 am
Holy crap! Logged into livejournal for the first time in quite some time (by the way, hi guys) and it's all different now.

I'm going to be catching up and writing a real post soon-- this is mostly just to say that I'm still here!
Erin aka Bud
25 June 2011 @ 03:45 pm

Why is this not a full length movie?
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Erin aka Bud
22 February 2011 @ 01:15 pm
All caps were required so you could feel my hatred.

Oh my God, my presentation on face and object recognition is tomorrow. I'm finishing up my slide show right now, and I'm so nervous just thinking about it that I'm making lots of silly typos-- my hands are shaking, I'm all cold and my stomach is in knots. I always do well on presentations (except for defending my honors thesis when a certain professor questioned me for a good 20 minutes until I had to look at the screen to keep from crying) but I'm always so nervous leading up to them.

Cannot wait until this time tomorrow-- my presentation will be over.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Erin aka Bud
17 February 2011 @ 11:36 am
I think the stress is getting to me.

This week has been the week from hell-- I haven't been able to keep up with the ever-growing list of things I have to do. Just getting the bare minimum done so as not to fail and get kicked out of grad school has been a challenge. Last night, things finally started to wind down-- I was able to get a big start on a paper that's due tomorrow, and I found all the articles I need for a presentation I have to put together this weekend. Research is at a stand still and I'm worried my advisors are going to start getting frustrated with me. Hopefully I can be productive this weekend. Sunday is already filled up (I promised Ben we'd go play DnD with a guy in my class-- they play for 8 hours+).

One of my friends here has already started applying for assistantships for next year. Interviews for one position were held today-- I didn't even know. Now I'm worried I'm going to get screwed out of getting an assistantship for next year. I don't know when I'll have time to fit it in, but applying and getting shit together is going to have to happen this weekend.

All this week I have had almost constant pain in my left shoulder, neck, and chest area. I think it is muscle or tension related, but I'm always paranoid about pain on the left side. It gets worse at night, to the point that I have trouble sleeping through it. I told Ben if it wasn't better by tomorrow I would call and make an appointment.

On the plus side, Chicago was a blast, though it made me feet sore for days afterward. The musical was beautiful. Also, my dress and shirt that I ordered last week came and they both look awesome! I took a risk ordering from two companies I had never heard of before but it paid off.
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Erin aka Bud
07 February 2011 @ 08:51 pm
For some reason, I have become obsessesed with blogs about plus-size fashion, which has led me to some very dangerous websites. Which is why I will be getting clothes for my birthday. :)

I ordered this shirt:

and this dress:

I'm so excited about that dress-- I really it turns out well. Eshakti sounds like such a great company (they sell clothes for skinny chicks, too, I believe). They do custom sizing in case your body requires adjustments, and they let you have options for when you would like something delivered (we'll be out of town on Saturday, so I chose not to have it delivered until after Saturday).

It's really nice to know that there are options out there besides where I usually go (I do like a little variety in my wardrobe) but it sucks that I've resorted to shopping online so much.

Maybe I will post pictures when I get them!
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Erin aka Bud
03 February 2011 @ 09:55 pm
My project is in the MPA Program!

I'm so excited!

Now the work begins: there are posters to create and data to analyze and what not!
This weekend will be a busy weekend.
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