Since I am ..

August 29, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Since I am not feeling up to posting anything this morning, I thought I would re-introduce myself to my readers since I have been a blogger for a long time and I have had many new faces come on in and join the fun but Mediacom wanted to have a BF (Bitch Fit) yesterday and technically deleted everything that I wrote, the net stopped when I hit publish and my post was gone. I want to write everything again but I don’t think it’ll be the same, I was having more issues with the net so that’s why nothing was seen from me today. But here goes a short introduction about the author of this blog:

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Hi I’m Jackie/Jacqui. You may find it weird I spell my name in two different ways but actually it’s pronounced the same in both ways. I decided to chose this name because well simply I love the name Jack and I was infatuated by Jack the Ripper’s story back in 2002 I believe when I got a chance to watch the movie “From Hell” starring Johnny Depp and I basically fell in love with him, and since he is the famous character Jack Sparrow in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean I believe it was also nice for me to take the name on. Jack also happens to be my favorite character and the character closest to me on Will & Grace. So that’s why I chose this name, but the two versions of the name depict two personalities, the angel in me and the devil in me.

Many might have read what I wrote in my past posts and find a certain pattern in my writing, whether it’s me writing about same topics over and over again, me complaining, me procrastinating, me obsessing, it’s always similar but the difference happens to be in the technique used to portray this. I find I can describe this technique as writing what comes to mind immediately so that you readers can get a feel what it is like to bounce around in my head. Overall, you would never get a boring day’s post or whatever that might be.

I am about to turn 23 at the end of this year and I have graduated from University with a degree in English Literature and therefore I am on the lookout for a job, I will be living in Kuwait, but right now I am here visiting my sister with my father. I have many sisters and many crazy imaginary friends. I am the QUEEN OF PROCRASTINATION, and anyone who dares to challenge my title, just read through the previous posts, back when I was in College, every single one of them is procrastinating either a paper or studying for a test.

I really love the fact that I have new readers and although I would love to read your blogs constantly I find I don’t remember that often to do so. So if you find no comments while you comment on my blog, it’s just that I am a silent reader until something makes me comment or I get bored really.
In the end, I’d like to say I just woke up, this is my last day of Missouri Fun, and in less than 72 hours I’ll be back home hopefully and I’ll sleep in my own bed. Yesterday as fun but it was my last shopping day of some sort and I got me all the books I wanted. But for now, I am sorry to have left you guys high and dry this morning and I hope this makes up for it.

Peace.

BBQ Chicken Wings

August 28, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Yes BBQ Chicken Wings dipped in BBQ Sauce makes a yummy dinner. I just had Papa Johns and I am so full and happy, I guess I should start packing bags soon or tonight. I just want to pick up a few bits and pieces and so that won’t be a problem for the next 2 days left here. Let’s see what do I want to mention? Nothing other than that I don’t like Fee, but I still love her, coz she’s crazy, like me. It sucks to not have a sibling so close in age to me :/ I’m always older than them all :/ But it’s okay. I think I’m taking the 2nd Choice of Puma’s but I’ll order it once I get my Credit Card, and by then it’ll be cool.

I don’t want to write much, I haven’t responded to all the comments even though I want to it’s just that I am a bit out of it, so leave comments, I read them but I won’t be responding that soon, Fee might be getting a website and announcing a war on me, since I think she wants me to. We’re thinking on the name. I don’t want to write anymore right now, I had a lovely day, I still can’t hear that well but I am alive aren’t I?

Signing off, last 2 days in Columbia, MO!

Running Out

August 27, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Running out of time left to be here, it’s cool and uncool at the same time, I miss alot of things about Kuwait but I also will miss some things about the States, our next 3 days are going to be hectic, we have basically 3 full days left and a day and a half of travelling until we’re back home. I just realized lately that little Lilo (my sister) is starting school on Saturday and that makes me feel all like “Awwww my baby is going to school” and therefore yeah.

We headed out to St. Louis today and instead of going to Galleria mall, we headed to a new one and I splurged on getting some accessories to go with some of the stuff I bought, I still have some other stuff that I want to get and I will get them hopefully. I think I want to upload some pictures Fee took of me a long while back, LOL! She was doing a Paparrazi thing with the Digital Camera and it was funny hehe :P But oh well! Yea I was coming out of Subway with 3 Subs hehe so imagine that.

I can’t find Jeans that are as hot as my Blue London Jeans from Victoria’s Secret and so I believe I might order me a new pair online but in a different shade or something like that. Pumas are still on my list so tomorrow I might break down and get them OR I wait until I get home and order the ones I want from the Internet, hey why don’t you help me decide:

The two online that I loved are the following:

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Choice #1

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Choice #2

And the available choices:

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Choice #3

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Choice #4

So, I pick one of the two that are available or the ones that are online available only? I know they are all comfortable since they are basically almost same design.

P.S. We had thunderstorms yesterday but not too severe ones, I mean I slept listening to the thunder and seeing the lightning through the window. Now it’s time for me to hit the sack, adieu!

I Want Corn

August 26, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Okay actually I’m going to make me some corn in a bit, but I thought I should like perhaps write something here. Today was a weird day well it passed by quickly I guess. I woke up late that might be the reason. It was raining today and so I thought why bother waking up right? Well anywho so I woke up and spoke to Lilo and Mom and that was it I guess hehehe Lilo is being naughty hehe, Fee woke me up and annoyed me and I didn’t really feel like waking up. I don’t feel like elaborating today but the jist of it is that we went out to Kohl’s and I found a few nice stuff but we spent like around 2-3 hours there because FEE thought that she might get her “Dining” table some accessories and her ever famous “Elephant”. Anywho I was getting hungry since earlier today I didn’t have breakfast, I didn’t feel like eating seriously I don’t know why I just don’t feel like eating.

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So after finalizing the shopping experience we headed over to Sophia’s, the most expensive and fanciest restaurant in all of Columbia! You wanna know how fancy? It’s so fancy that it’s the first time I saw TWO RANGE ROVERS, NEW RANGE ROVERS parked there, AND A MERCEDES CLS! I mean this is Columbia, this is like a college town, this is in the middle of nowhere and to find those cars its like WOW! Hehehe so yeah ;P I had a steak there and I liked it, it tasted really nice I had the “Brandy Cream Fillet” but I didn’t have any Brandy in it, trust me I made sure of it, and I had fun eating it, it was a great choice, Daddy had the Shrimp Pasta thing called “Lemon Shrimp Marinara” and Fee had the “Mediterranean Chicken Pasta” and I sampled a bit of each. Oh yeah and I adore great “Olive Oil” and since our waitress brought out some bread and olive oil I had fun munching on that.

After that we went over to “Old Navy” and I got me some cute PJ’s they are really nice and afterwards we went to “Michaels” which is basically a place to get like hobby art or whatever you know knick knacks here and there and I got me a few things from there. And that was it. Now I want to go microwave me some corn, and I want to eat and sleep because tomorrow is a really big day.

I have 4 full days left of time in Columbia, early Wednesday Morning, 2PM Kuwait Time we’ll be heading out on a two hour drive to St. Louis, then a 3 hour flight to New York, then from there we’ll get a flight back home, and I will come home on the 31st a Thursday. So stuff to fit in the schedule is visit a few stores in Columbia Mall, go to Village Books, go to St. Louis, and I guess that’s it, oh yeah and the last day Tuesday night I wanna hit Walmart and Target to check if two of the books that I want came out. And that’s all for me tonight.

Watching some HGTV and other channels, not bad.

I Love Shopping

August 25, 2006  |  Trip 2006
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I love shopping or the shopping where I find a bunch of nice stuff at reasonable prices, I don’t think of myself as cheap or whatever but until I actually have my own large salary to spend I prefer to shop wisely, I would never think of buying a shirt that costs 15kd even if it was hot, I’d rather spend that on a new pair of Jeans really :P But seriously I went to Warrenton Outlet Center today and I basically bought tons of stuff from Rue 21 and GAP, its the only GAP that I adore all of their stuff. I mean I bought 10 shirts and 2 pants for almost 200$ if not less because I bought other stuff for the girls and the entire total was 300$ which is like AWESOME! I don’t think I could ever get anything that nicely priced. Plus they are all suitable “work” attire but mostly for the colder weather so I need to improve my summer/fall line :P

I didn’t have much of an appetite today, I felt really sick and tired and well I felt bad for ruining the day for Fee and Dad since we were going to go to 3 malls today. Warrenton, then Galleria in St. Louis, and then another in St. Louis but I was like so tired in the morning I slept in or tried to. I hate the sun. I really do. I love living in darkness except when I am on my computer then I like to have lights in the room, so bright so that I see stuff.

However, later on in the afternoon I felt a bit better so we headed out to Warrenton obviously, and before that it was Denny’s where I had fries and a coke for lunch, half of Fee’s fries. Breakfast was a banana so I could take medication. After finishing from the outlet, I called up Uncle who just arrived in the States and had a nice helpful chat while Daddy stopped off at McDonalds to get some beverages for the hour and a half-ish ride back home. I asked for fries again and that was dinner part 1 and pineapple was dinner part 2. I seriously don’t feel like eating.

My Powerbook’s battery is being recalled, both of my sister’s batteries are also being recalled, I hate that. I know this friend of mine, Zorath, who got an iBook last year but it suddenly burst into flames like at the beginning of this year and everything was fried, apparently he had a faulty battery but they didn’t recall them then. So check your batteries and go to Apple and register for a Free Battery Replacement. I am going to get in bad shape sort of, because I put in my USWS Address to where they will ship the new battery but then I have to ship the recalled one back. And that my friends I don’t know how I’ll deal with that but well I’ve got 4-6 weeks to ponder on this, maybe by then I can wait until Fee comes home for Winter and give her the box and battery to ship back with her.

The Jacqui feeling is missing lately from my posts, and I appologize for that but I am in a really weird mood lately, nothing to explain it really I just don’t feel like doing things anymore you know. Sis thinks I’m depressed but no not really, I think I just need a change. And I know I complain alot about Kuwait and about Missouri now, but seriously I would never want to live anywhere but Kuwait. Kuwait is really home and I really love it. I am not sucking up or kissing ass really but it’s true. I find that life in Kuwait is heaven in comparison to anywhere else around the world. Where else can you find people being spoiled in their own country, you get lots of free stuff, you are one of the richest countries in the Middle East, and you are part of the many spoiled brats who basically get whatever they want. (I include myself in the spoiled brats category because I think (think is the keyword) that sometimes I come off as a needy spoiled little girl but that’s just part of me.)

And I’m thinking of going to a different style next on my template, since I kind of want a 3 columned look and I am tired of Grey and Checkered background, I want smooth lines now, and I have an image in my mind I just hope to find it and achieve it.

Thanks to everyone who is commenting by the way, I really appreciate your comments and they make my day when it’s sad and gloomy, I guess what I am trying to say is, I’m glad to have you imaginary people in my life (everyone is imaginary including myself! I mean seriously did you think I really existed? Better yet did you really think that you were real?).

So this is Jacqui/Jackie signing off and saying “I’m an HGTV (Home&Garden TV) Addict, better yet I’m a ‘Design Star’ addict, I hope David wins!”

End of Summer

August 24, 2006  |  Trip 2006

It’s like the end of Summer here or has been, and the re-runs are getting so old, I can’t wait for the new seasons of all shows to start. I’m smart but I’m not smart, the reason for this statement is unknown it just popped into my head. My ear is still closed and I can hear but it feels like there is a barrier and it pisses me off but oh well. We have bananas now and pineapple and I am a happy camper. I miss my bedroom and the fact that I have some awesome Shutters, the ones that block all sort of sunlight, making my beautiful bedroom a 24/7 Night-room, no not a night club but a night-room. I hate being woken up by the sun.

Cute thing, there was a report up on Apple Insider stating that the Macbooks that are ordered now are facing delays simply because the demand exceeds the supply and now instead of waiting a few days up to a week to recieve your beautiful Macbook, you now need at least 2-3 weeks. It’s cool, the Macbook is the most popular gadget of this year, students all around the States are ordering them like crazy, up until today 800,000 thousand Macbooks were sold. So apparently it was a good thing I didn’t order mine yesterday when I wanted it. [Link]

Not being able to hear in one ear isn’t that cool, I already had trouble hearing before or basically my mom complained about that since I always have the TV on very high volume and now even that seems low, lol.

Apple should start paying me a commision, I have converted 4 people this last week alone to a Macbook. That’s what? 1,500$ almost per person (plus taxes, and all the white ones), that’s like $6,000 for you Apple. I hope you love me as much as I love you. Something else was on my mind that I wanted to share but I completely forgot it, oh well.

Yeah, what did I have for lunch today? Olive Garden’s Chicken Alfredo and a nice Garden Salad. Just to give you something to crave and munch on.

P.S. 7 Days left.

Hear No Evil

August 23, 2006  |  Trip 2006
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No, this is not a post about anything that relates to evil or anything like that, but see the last monkey there? See the one with his hands on his ears, well drop one hand and you’ll have a nice image of me. I seem to have formed an ear problem, it sort of started last night, I felt my ear was sort of too clogged sort of, so I started cleaning it using a cu-tip but it seems that 1 wasn’t even enough for my left ear because it was so closed, I am not dirty at all believe me, I just have a problem with my left ear, the ear canal is weirdly formed I think or something like that but due to the fact I used about 4 cutips and it kept annoying me, I think something might have happened to make me feel that sensation you know when you are on a plane and your ear just closes up? Well yeah I feel that in the left ear. I am not sure why I am mentioning this but let me just mention it anyways, so I went to the pharmacy here and got some ear drops to help get rid of the wax and oddly enough it didn’t do much help, I tried closing my nose and blowing and nothing helped so right now I cannot hear anything in my left ear and anyone who speaks to me there in a low voice I will have to tell you “What What What” until you speak louder.

Moving on, today was a pretty normal day for me I guess, I woke up from a freaky dream, Uncle was about to kill me for some reason or another and I woke up to Fee’s yelling at me to wake up and we headed over to the Heidelberg to have lunch, I had a Fried Shrimp basket since I didn’t feel like eating much. And we sat and discussed many crazy issues, well one basic one. I know Daddy is reading this hehe, Hi Daddy, but he has tried to convince me to wait for the Macbook until December to get it, and I just couldn’t agree to that so I have decided to wait until October I guess :/ Mid-October or so, which is not bad, I’d have saved a bit of cash from here and there and it would probably help. So although I’ll wait, I still want one now but oh well.

After having lunch, I went over and opened me a bank account, now I am a decent person with legal credit I guess, I didn’t ask for the credit card because I seriously don’t need one, but now I have me own card, and me can order from Apple.com whenever I want without nagging Fee and asking to use hers, all I would do is transfer cash into my account and viola.

Later, Pops and I, since before that we dropped Fee at her apartment to sleep a bit, we went to Best Buy and looked around, I wanted a nice wireless solution to the fact that the signal at home from the wireless router doesn’t reach that well to the 2nd floor, and the router is in the basement, but oh well, no one could help that well. Also I wanted a solution to like Network Sharing since I want a Network Harddisk but they didn’t understand me :/

After that it was off to the mall for a bit, I got one more book from Barnes & Noble just to hold me off until I go to Village Books and grab me a bunch of used books at a decent price.

Anywho, until then this is me counting down the days until I go home: 8 days to landing in Kuwait.

P.S. I want Bananas, I miss eating Bananas, we should go to Walmart and get some Bananas. And some Plums too, oh wait and some no nothing else. Bananas and Plums and Thank You.