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I finally got my tax return! Yay! I decided that I really did want to get a new computer so that is what I am doing. I have already sold my ibook. I ended up getting $300 for it which I was actually surprised. I had posted it for $375 on Craigslist. I always try to post for a little more than I really expect to get because people almost always try to get stuff for less. So the guy says he wont pay $375 and asks what is the lowest I will go. I tell him $300. He's all ok how about $250. We argued over that for a while, then he goes "Come on if you really want to sell it you'll work with me, $250." I'm all "Excuse me? I did work with you, I just dropped $75 off my asking price so do you want it or not?" LOL in the end he did buy it and I did get my $300.

After that I went up to my parents house to pick up my tax return check so I can go cash that tomorrow. Most of the family was there again so I brought James to go hang out with Justin and I went back up to visit.

I borrowed my mom's laptop, which is my old one. It's a Dell from like 2004. This thing is ridiculously slow! I can't believe that at one point this thing was fast!

Anyway, goodnight.


You Are Rain Boots



You are a very playful and fun loving person. Nothing can slow you down.
You are dreamy, and you can find the romance in anything. The littlest things make you smile.

You are outgoing and friendly. You always find yourself talking to strangers.
You are optimistic about the world. Even when it's raining out, the sun is shining in your heart.

Mar. 16th, 2009

This was one extremely long weekend.

Saturday I was suppose to go buy myself and Ipod. That didn't work out. I was talking to his guy at like 11 Friday night about an Ipod. I asked him if I could go pick it up Saturday morning, and he replies and says that he won't be available until 3 on Saturday. That worked well for me since I was going to my parents house for dinner anyway, I figured I could drive out to Surprise to get the Ipod, then go to my parents house, all in the same trip. I text message the guy at exactly 3 on Saturday and he tells me that he sold it already! What a jerkface!

James and I went up to my parents house around 4:30 on Saturday. We had dinner with my parents then went over to visit my grandparents and all the family that was there. It still seems weird to believe that Scott is dead...

Brad is having a hard time with it since they still weren't talking. They hadn't spoke in about 5 years other than in the form of an argument. :( Brad tried but Scott was just too stubborn...

Kailee got a monroe piercing. I think it looks retarded on her. And she's 13...13 year olds don't need to be piercing their face.

All of the family was back up at my grandparents house on Sunday so I went back up there after dropping James off at Ken and Amanda's.

Carey and the kids were there but were leaving just as I got there. I went over to say hi but felt extremely awkward. What do you say to someone who's husband just died?

Lots of people started showing up that I didn't even know existed. I still have a lot of extended family in Indiana, great aunts and uncles and second cousins. People that I've never met before, or met when I was really young.

Later that evening I went to the airport to pick up Wendy with Brandon, Troy and my dad. It was funny cuz pretty much everyone wanted to go. I've never seen so many people so eager to go to an airport before. It's also crazy that Brandon is old enough to drive now. I remember when he was born!

I pretty much just went home after we got back from the airport.

R.I.P Scott Gunder
1962-2009
Well...I said I would post again when I knew more about my uncle. It's not much yet...

Apparently he went to the emergency room or urgent care Thursday morning. They said he was having pains and muscle spasms on the right side of his body. They prescribed him some valium and let him go home. Told him to take those and rest.

He took 2 when he got home, and then another three at dinner.

Carey said he finally went to bed around 11.

She said when she woke up in the morning he was laying in an odd position, but she didn't think anything of it, and went about her morning.

When he didn't get up to go to work she went in to check on him and realized that he was dead.

Sometime between dinner and the morning he took 2 more valiums. A total of 7 for the day.

Not sure now if it was an accidental overdose, or if he had a stroke and was in such a deep sleep from the meds that he didn't feel it and wake up. There will be an autopsy on Monday.

His kids dont understand. I didn't think they really would, they're 5 and 8. They know that daddy died, but they don't really understand the concept of death. My mom says that when everyone was up there for Carey, the kids were just acting like typical kids. Carey and a few other relatives were taking all the bed sheets and everything out of the bedroom and she didn't want the kids going in there yet. The 5 year old made a comment along the lines of "Why can't I see, did all his skin fall off?" Another one of my relatives tried explaining to him that no daddy looks the same as he did last night when you saw him. Then he said "But how? when they go to the grave it's only bones."

I don't think they'll really understand until they realize that daddy isn't coming home.

Mar. 13th, 2009

My uncle Scott died last night/this morning...
Right now I'm just more confused than anything.

He died in his sleep. We don't know why yet. As far as anyone knows he didn't have any medical issues and wasn't on any medication. We don't think he was on drugs either.

He was young.
Something around 45ish. I know he was a few years younger than my dad.

I feel bad for his kids. They're still young. Megan is going to be 9 this summer, and Nathan is 5 I think.

I wasn't close with him at all. He stopped coming around at all after Brad (his brother) got divorced. It was a messy divorce and caused lots of family drama. Especially since Brad was married to Scott's wife's sister. It's confusing, I know.

After that though he never came around for any of the family stuff. He wouldn't bring his kids up for Christmas, his wife brought them by herself. He showed up to my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary for about 15 minutes and all he did was fight with Brad. That was about 3 years ago. That was the last time I saw him. A few of my other aunts and uncles have seen him a few times since then, they lived close by and watched the kids for them a few times.

I'm sad for the kids who are going to grow up without their dad. I'm sure they don't understand yet. I'm also sad for Carey who is now going to be a single mom of two young kids.

I'll post again when I know more...
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Jokes

Cost of Brains
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In the hospital the relatives gathered in the wating room where their family memeber lay gravely ill.

Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber. "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces. "The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It's an experminental procedure, semi-risky, and you will have to pay for the brain yourselves."

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?"

The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a female brain."

The moment turned awkward. Men in the tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked. A man, unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask. "Why is the male brain so much more?"

The doctor smiled at his childish innocence and said to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've actually been used."

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The Compassionate Lawyer
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One afternoon, a wealthy lawyer was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw two men eating grass by the side of the road. He ordered his driver to stop, and he got out to investigate.

"Why are you eating grass?" he asked one man.

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.

"Oh, come along with me then," instructed the lawyer.

"But sir, I have a wife and two children!"

"Bring them along!" replied the lawyer. He turned to the other man and said, "Come with us."

"But sir, I have a wife and six children!" the second man answered.

"Bring them as well!" answered the lawyer as he headed for his limo.

They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as a limo. Once on their way, one poor fellow says, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."

The lawyer replied, "No problem. The grass at my home is almost a foot tall."

Mar. 12th, 2009

OK well last night I went to I went to Chuy's with James and then we went to Brandon's house, it was ok. We really need to find other forms of entertainment. Hmm anyway.

I didn't want to come to work today either. I really want to find a new job but I'm kind of afraid to with this crappy economy. While the job that I have right now totally blows, at least it provides a stable income.

It's been a quiet morning. I'm pretty bored. I was just playing with Google maps, it's pretty nifty.

Mar. 11th, 2009

Ok so I decided that I didn't feel like going to work this morning, so I didn't go. After the crap yesterday I just didn't want to deal with anything today. I'm losing pay for half the day since I only had 4 hours of sick time, but oh well.

I just realized though that today was a bad day to stay home. I forgot that the water was going to be off today. So since I have no water I can't do half of the stuff that I was going to do today.

Anyway, I'm going to go and pick up a little bit and try to find something to eat.