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Dear Death, Go Fuck Yourself

2013 is only 1 month old, and it seems like there has already been so much death around me. Luckily only one those deaths truly effected my day to day life, but there is still 11 months left. I’m hoping the year from here on out is smooth sailing, but I can’t help but wonder if the number 13 is trying to prove itself as a real bad luck charm. And it doesn’t help that my dad is having surgery one week from today. He’s just having a small, totally benign, mass removed from his chest but I don’t like the idea of him or anyone I love having any kind of surgery!

So, here is why this year has me freaked out already. My father’s aunt passed away in early January. We had visited with her literally one week before that, while we were visiting my dad’s side of the family for the holidays. She has been sick for a while, and sure didn’t look good when we saw her, but it was still weird for her to have went so soon after. On the 9th, I came home from work to my eldest kitty-baby not doing well at all. She was almost 18, and has been steadily losing weight for months, but this time it was much worse. Her meow sounded awful, she didn’t want to eat (which was VERY rare for her!), and could hardly walk the little bit she actually got up. I’ve had pets die before (hamsters, fish, and 2 cats were hit by cars when I was younger) but I’ve never been faced with the decision to actually have one put to sleep. I know most people say it’s what’s best, and that you’re doing them a favor if they’re in pain, but I really struggled with it actually being my decision to end her life. It was hard… so hard. I got her when I was 10, so she clearly has been a part of my life for a long time. I can only hope I did the right thing and that she’s in peace now, and I definitely hug my remaining two kitties a little longer each and every night. RIP Miss Harley, my sweet angel baby. ❤

Anyway, aside from those two, one of my co-workers lost her mother two weeks ago. I've overheard a few clients telling the stylists about deaths in their family, my best friend's aunt nearly died due to a surgery complication, and this past Sunday a kid my brother was friends with up through middle school died in a car accident. He was only 26, and wrecked on a road I drive on nearly every single day, to and from work. So scary, and such a shame. Ugh, bring on February (as long as it means improvements)!

To add a bit of positivity to this post, I did file my taxes this morning. It was such an accomplishment for me considering I’m usually the asshole on April 15th rushing to get them done at the last minute. It was super easy, and literally took me like 20 minutes. I used the same website that I used last year, TaxAct.com and assuming that this year goes through without any problems, I will definitely continue to use them in the future. It cost only $17.95 to e-file both the state and federal taxes, plus I’m getting back WAY more than I had anticipated, and all directly deposited into my checking account within 21 days. I only worked for 6 months last year, and they didn’t seem to be taking very much out of each paycheck, so I was pleasantly surprised!

January 31, 2013 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

Holy Brrrrrr!

So it is currently 7 degrees out. Tyler had a 2 hour delay this morning due to the low temperature, and it’s not expected to rise much throughout the day. It goes without saying that it is fucking cold here at the moment. But you know what? I think this is much more tolerable than 90+ degree temperatures during the summer… hell, even 80 degrees is pushing it for me. Just think… when it’s cold out, you can always grab a comfy blanket, put on a coat, hat, gloves, etc. There’s hot chocolate and coffee to warm you up (or your choice of alcoholic beverages- never fails as an internal heater 🙂 ). And you can pump up your heaters/fireplaces. While you always have AC in the summer to cool off your place, that’s about the only effective way to beat the heat. Fans just push the hot air around, and in order to get any real relief you almost have to stand directly in front of them. Swimming pools are nice, but not everyone has that luxury, and after a while your skin gets all shriveled and gross. You can dress in nearly nothing, but even if it were socially acceptable to walk around butt naked you’ll still be hot, and you can’t exactly take off anymore layers at that point. Not to mention the sweaty grossness that comes along with being hot. Summer is just a gross, intolerable time of year. So there, my friends, is my debatable opinion on why winter is easier to deal with than summer. Kindly stop flooding my twitter and facebook newsfeeds about how you’re so cold and put on a damn coat.

There is no doubt in my mind, though, that these people that feel the need to post status after status about how cold it is are going to be the same people come June whining that they’re too hot. Let me also make it clear that this is Pittsburgh. We have cold winters and hot summers… the weather in general may be changing, but that simple fact never has.

January 22, 2013 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Kinda Late…

I may not have blogged for a while, and January may be half over already, but I love me some memes to get me through my boredom. So, here is my 2012 wrap up!

1.What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Nothing super special that I can think of at the moment. And if it’s not sticking out in my head, chances are it wasn’t very exciting. I did get to see Madonna in concert in November, which was cool. And considering that was apparently the first time she’s performed in Pittsburgh since 1985, that’s obviously something I’ve never done before.

2.Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t recall if I made any half-assed resolutions last year. If so, it’s safe to say I didn’t keep them. This year I planned on dieting (which lasted all of one lunch hour- but I WILL get back on the ball) and start saving money from each paycheck.

3.Did anyone close to you give birth?
I know several people that had babies, and my cousin had her daughter in August, but no one particularly close. I’m somewhat close with my cousin, but she lives 3-4 hours away so I don’t see her very often.

4.Did anyone close to you die?
Not in 2012, no. This year has been awful with people I know passing away and it’s only 17 days old!

5.What countries did you visit?
None. I didn’t even travel out of Pennsylvania. Sad.

6.What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
More peace of mind, and definitely a more stable income. And if you want to throw my own house in there, please do.

7.What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 6th was the Madonna concert, but I only remember the exact date because it was the same night as the presidential election, and she was all kinds of excited when she found out Obama was re-elected. Also 4th of July, only because I had a job interview the very next day that I felt really good about, and started my new job a few days later! 🙂

8.What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finally landing a new job after about 8 months of being unemployed. It’s not the best paying job in the world but I really do love it.

9.What was your biggest failure?
Probably my diet. I did start “dieting” in early June, and by August lost about 10 lbs. It’s not a huge accomplishment, but it was a start. Then came the holidays and while I luckily didn’t pack the lbs. back on, I’m still well above my ideal weight and my eating habits are back to crap.

10.Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope, not really.

11.What was the best thing you bought?
I can’t recall anything note-worthy.

12.Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine, in the sense that I finally found a job and managed to work the crazy hours that came with another receptionist getting fired after a few months. They were still barely 40 hour weeks, but it was 6 days a week, which was tough.

13.Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Jon’s brother… such a sad, sad individual.

14.Where did most of your money go?
Food! Groceries can be expensive, not to mention a lot of the time we order out because I’m too lazy or tired to cook, haha. Plus, I’m not one for packing my lunch very often, so buying food at work took a toll on my bank account, too.

15.What events did you get really, really, really excited about?
I was excited to start my new job, to see Madonna live, and for all of the holidays!

16.What song will always remind you of 2012?
Probably “Broken” by Seether and Amy Lee, and “A Whole New World” from Aladdin- they became staple karaoke songs when we hung out with our friends, lol.

17.Compared to this time last year, are you:
i.Happier or Sadder? I’d like to think happier.
ii.Thinner or Fatter? Thinner, but still fat, lol.
iii.Richer or Poorer? Richer, but not rich by any means.

18.What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spend time with Tyler. There’s always more time to be spent with your child!

19.What do you wish you’d done less of?
Bitching. I tend to bitch about a lot, and even if a lot of the time it’s well-deserved, life’s too short to complain about everything.

20.How will you be spending Christmas?
Christmas day me, Tyler, Jon, my mom, and my brother went to my other brother and his fiance’s apartment, along with her parents, for Christmas dinner. Jon and I left after a few hours and came back to my house to relax and watched Ted. 🙂

21.Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Either Jon or my Dad. I’m so not a phone person…

22.Did you fall in love in 2012?
No more than the past several years!

23. How many one-night stands?
None.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
I started watching a ton of TV shows this year, mostly thanks to Netflix, which is weird for me since I usually hate trying to keep up with stuff on TV. Dexter and Pretty Little Liars would probably be my favorites, but I also religiously watched Nip/Tuck, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Make It Or Break It, America’s Next Top Model, Californication, Girls, Revenge, The Voice, The X Factor, and multiple shows on the Food Network.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don’t think so.

26. What was the best book you read?
None. Pathetic, isn’t it? I may have read some of “The Carrie Diaries,” but I can’t remember if I bought that in 2011 or 2012. Either way, I didn’t make it any further than chapter 5, and now that it’s a TV show I’ll probably just watch that to get my Sex and the City fix.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery or rediscovery?
Nothing, really. I haven’t heard anything on the radio this year that particularly got me excited. I won’t deny that I know the words to Justin Bieber’s two big singles… can’t lie, haha.

28. What did you want and get?
A job! 🙂

29. What did you want and not get?
My own place, but that wasn’t to be expected this year.

30. What were your favorite films of this year?
I think I actually went to the movies once to see Titanic 3D, which wasn’t new… I can’t think of any new movies that I loved, either.

31.What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27, and I honestly can’t remember what I did. Probably not much, to be honest.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Reaching my goal weight and/or finally moving into my own place.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Anything bright, colorful, animal print, and sparkly!

34. What kept you sane?
Jon, Tyler, and my kitties.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most/least?
The usual… Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera… my 3 all-time favorites!

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Meh… I’m not into politics. Yes, I care about my future and especially my son’s future, but I just cannot stand getting into it with people about something that once upon a time was personal. And I cannot stand when others get into it about political issues, either. Both parties end up sounding like complete morons.

37. Whom did you miss?
No one, really. I mean I always miss all of my family and friends that don’t live close, but it is what it is.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Hmm, I do love pretty much everyone that I work with. They are a great group of ladies, which makes the job that much easier. 🙂

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Persistance pays off! (In regards to my job hunt- I interviewed with the salon in May and got a call saying the position they were hiring for was no longer available since the girl who was leaving decided to stay. In July I noticed another ad posted on Craigslist so I called immediately, and it paid off!)

40. Do you have any lost feelings of others.
For others in general, yes. People seem to be getting crazier and crazier by the day.

Hope you all had a great 2012 (and holiday season, since I was too busy to even think about blogging in December) and much love and luck into the new year!

January 17, 2013 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Oopsies

Geez, it’s been over a month since I last posted. Longer than that, actually, since I don’t really count the last entry as it was a review. I’ve been working a lot, and keeping pretty busy with boring but productive life activities during my off time. My work hours are going to sky rocket over the next several weeks, as one of the other receptionists got fired, and I need to pick up her slack until someone new is hired and trained enough that she can stand on her own. The paychecks will be wonderful, however, I’m not too keen on working 6 days a week and closing most of those nights. We close at 8:30, but in reality we aren’t done until the last client is finished and pays. Sometimes this means we get out super early, sometimes we have to stay really late, sometimes the last stylist happens to be one of the few that has a key and will have their customer pay in advance so the receptionist can close up and go home– you just never know. That’s the problem. The latest I’ve been there so far while closing is 9:30, which isn’t terribly late or anything, but the fact that it’s an hour past the actual closing time of the salon sucked, because I was sitting around doing nothing for an hour. Anyway, I will hopefully update again soon, preferably this week or even tonight (doubt it, lol). Fall and all of the holidays are my favorite time of year, and though I don’t have anything exciting going on as of right now, I still want to write about it lol. Adios!

October 17, 2012 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Things That Suck

*Having plans during a long weekend, that all end up being postponed to another day.

*Having your co-worker at your new job text you, asking you to cover for her the next morning, less than 12 hours before you need to wake up.

*Having a 4-day weekend off, then having to cover for said co-worker.

*Having to wake up after getting under 4 hours of sleep… at 7:00am… on a Saturday.

*Having essentially no hot water when you go to take a shower at 7:00am.

This has been rise and whine with Amy… until next time, enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

September 1, 2012 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

July 4th- Fun

Our 4th of July was pretty boring. Tyler went with my mom to my grandfather’s for a picnic with my aunt, uncle, and cousins. Jon and I went to his house, since we had previously told his aunt, who was visiting in town, that we’d be over for the 4th. We get there and no one is home. About 15-20 minutes later his parents get there and inform us that his aunt left that morning to head back to New Jersey, after getting in a fight with his mother the night before. The crazy part is the fight was all over Jon’s mom’s involvement with his brother, brother’s girlfriend, and nieces, basically. His aunt was being pushy I guess, telling her what she should do with the girls, etc… which I can understand would be aggravating to Jon’s mom. She’s under enough stress as it is, you know? But at the same time, I feel like she brought all of this on by bringing her granddaughters into the house to “help out” Jon’s brother and his girlfriend. Blah, anyway, after a few hours of listening to a hundred different versions of the story, we ate and got the hell out of there. Too much drama for what’s supposed to be a relaxing, fun holiday. So we came back to my house, took a nap, went to the grocery store for shits and giggles, came back again, and waited for Tyler to get home, lol. Therefore, I don’t have any pictures of “fun” from the 4th of July, so I just found a picture of my best friend, Ashlee, and I out and about. I love going out with my friends, especially now that I don’t as often.

July 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

July 2nd- Busy

Busy is what I will be for the next week-week and a half. Aside from 2 friends’ birthdays coming up, 4th of July, and Jon and I both having family in town, I’ll be hard at work cleaning Tyler’s new room and getting it set-up. My brother moved out on Saturday. He took most of his things, aside from the posters and crap he had hung on his wall and a gigantic pile of clothes and god knows what else, but was kind enough to leave all of his trash. And let me tell you, he isn’t the cleanest person in the world. Not to mention he smoked in his room, so I need to scrub down the walls and everything else in there. So gross. I smoke, but out of respect for my mother and dislike of my things reeking of smoke, I go outside. He’s an asshole. But yeah, that’s my week; busy doing one of the things I most despise- cleaning.

July 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

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Hello, I'm Amy! I was born in '85 and live in Pittsburgh, PA. I became the mama of my wonderful son in 2004, and also own 3 kitties that I treat like children. I am a self-admitted cosmetics and beauty addict, but I also enjoy fashion, music, art, and am totally guilty of reading way too much celebrity gossip. :P

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