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July 7, 2008 by Sugar High Elf
Hello All!  I realize I haven't been seen in these parts in a long while, but I finally remembered my old login information and thought I'd stop by and see how everyone is!  I've really missed blogging about my life and about the many random things I think of and I've really really missed reading about my old friends!

In the spirit of reunion, here are some things that have happened since my last visit...

1. School -- I still love school and it still loves me! I've completed my f...
October 3, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
I've been gone for a while -- not out of anger or punishment, but from being very busy. So, here's a quick re-cap of what you've missed of my life (because I know you care so much*):

1. School -- I love school. I was fairly nervous before classes started. I was afraid graduate school would be too hard for me, or that I would be woefully behind the others. As it turns out, this is not the case. I feel right at home. I love class, the professors, and have had some very interesting convers...
October 3, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
Yesterday, my boss looked over my shoulder and saw that I was chatting with a coworker in another building about a situation that had just happened and that I would soon deal with. I was also had an IM screen open with another coworker in another room, and had asked her some questions about a travel claim I was doing.

My boss freaked out on me -- not because she thought I was wasting time chatting with friends and not working (which I wasn't) but because my computer could get hacked through ...
July 9, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
This little man is so cute. The comedian is funny, but the little old man makes the show. It's contagious... and good for the heart. Enjoy!
July 9, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
This little man is so cute. The comedian is funny, but the little old man makes the show. It's contagious... and good for the heart. Enjoy!
June 28, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
As I was walking home from Walgreens today, I saw my friend John sitting outside his apartment. I stopped to chat, and he told me that there was a kitten around his house. We thought we had seen one a few nights ago, but then we thought it was a neighbor cat. Turns out, it was a kitten and she was, at that moment hiding in a tree. I heard her meow, and saw a ball of white in the tree. We got her out of there, fed her tuna and milk, gave her a bath, some Frontline, and got her home. Of cour...
June 27, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
I went running by myself tonight. It had been raining on and off all day, but the sky looked fairly clear when I left my apartment, and I really wanted to get outside. So, I went, sans umbrella or parka. It didn't start raining until my last run back. At first, I thought I would be annoyed, but then I realized how much I liked running in the rain. I felt like a little kid again. Suddenly, it wasn't exercise-- it was fun. The rain hit hard, and I ran hard against it. I felt free. I felt ...
June 24, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
I hope you can read this. If not, go to Link

and then you can see the original cartoon. I recommend checking this site out. It's really funny yet tells many truths.
June 24, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
I hope you can read this. If not, go to Link

and then you can see the original cartoon. I recommend checking this site out. It's really funny yet tells many truths.
June 24, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
So, it's 5:10 a.m. and I haven't slept yet. I've been in bed, waiting for sleep, but sleep never came. I suppose part of me is still waiting, but the rest of me realizes that the wait is futile. Looks like it's another sleepless night.

Only, for once, this sleepless night has not been seen alone. Turns out, John can't sleep either. I turned my computer on around 3-something this morning, only to find him still online. We had said goodnight almost two hours earlier, yet here we were... b...
June 23, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
Lately, I've been playing a lot of video games because of John (shower guy). I had played FATE for about a year, but never much more than that until I moved to my new place and met John. He got me playing Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines and Fable along with some games on the Wii. Sometimes I go over to his place and play these games on his super fast computer. Today was one of those days.

I was playing Fable and had gotten myself in the middle of a very dangerous mission and was very ...
June 23, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
Last night I was at my friend John's (shower guy) apartment playing video games. I went home for a bit to make a phone call, and headed down the dark stairs to the front door. As I was descending, I said "Oooh. Creepy, dark stairs." and John told me to turn on the light, not realizing that I was already halfway down the stairs. As I neared the bottom, I thought I had finished the last step and took too long a step onto what I thought was the floor. Unfortunately, I had misjudged by two step...
June 23, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
Preheat oven to 275

Ingredients
3 eggs beaten
1 and 1/3 cup sugar
2 TB all-purpose flour
8 TB butter (1 stick) melted
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans (little package of already chopped pecans works pretty well)
Pie shell (unbacked)

Directions
Beat eggs. Add sugar and flour and beat well. Add melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir. Sprinkle pecans on bottom of pie crust. Pour on egg mixture. Bake for about an hour or golden brown. If it jiggles in the mid...
June 23, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
This isn't so much a book review as it is a review of a series of books. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher tells the stories of the only wizard you'll find in the yellow pages. Harry Dresden, the detective wizard, works with Chicago Police head of Special Investigations Lt. Murphy. Together, they fight vampires, werewolves, creatures of Faerie and demons. Harry also has to deal with the White Council -- the governing body of wizards who do not trust Harry because he has a bit of a history wit...
June 22, 2007 by Sugar High Elf
So, for the past couple of days, I've been talking to this guy. He seems really nice and really sweet, and we have a lot in common. Unfortunately, he lives a few hours away.

He seems very excited about the possibilities of "us" and thinks we have a shot. I'm more concerned and much more cautious. Long distance relationships are tough and, while I've managed before, I'm not sure if I want to go through that again. It also makes me nervous because I feel like he's becoming increasingly inv...