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So, we left our church. Very long story. I hope the next one we go to has people my age. And are capable of getting their heads out of the 60's.

It hasn't been pretty, though. People can be so vindictive. I know there are always two sides to every story, but I can't imagine what justification could be given for the way the administration in this church has acted towards my family.

I can't wait to move.
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So I haven't been posting regularly for a long time. You know how it goes, it starts with not having a lot of time, or nothing of interest happening. Then time goes by and you realize that actually a lot has happened, and you wouldn't know where to begin to update. So you keep putting it off and putting it off, until finally, you decide, "Screw it. I'm going to post about something because I feel like it."

At least, that's how it works for me. So here goes.

TV obsession. Now that we have no satellite dish, I have become obsessed with several TV shows. Doctor Who, obviously, but now that's currently between seasons. Life on Mars is intriguing, but am having difficulty finding 3rd episode. Robin Hood was a total bust -- stupid show. Jericho turned out to be a surprise. Has anybody heard of/seen this show? I'd heard of it, but forgot about it until my sister caught the pilot last week, and proceeded to get me to watch the entire season with her on the internet. It started out really bad/cheesy, but got really good about halfway through the first season. CBS cancelled it, but the fans got them to bring it back after deluging the network and execs with letters and peanuts. So they're re-running the second half of the first season. I don't know if a second season is in the works or not, but I sure hope so, because boy was the season finale a cliffhanger.

I still haven't gathered up the courage/strength to begin the next two years of my schooling. I'd really like to just get it over with, because there's not much I can do with a 2-year accounting degree. But on the other hand, I really don't feel like pushing myself to do well in school while working at the same time. If I could go to school and take off work for two years, I'd jump at it. I just don't have the energy.

Piano lessons are going well -- I have about half of the students I need to be making what I was making when I was working Kmart and the doctor's office at the same time --- with only a third of the hours. That's nice.

My parents are talking about moving again, this time up north, probably either Detroit or somewhere around Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We've had issues with the church and my mother's closest Florida friend moved to Buffalo last year. My mother's unsatisfied with her job, and my dad is unable to find work down here, so a move seems imminent. My dad's talked about moving before, but never with my mom backing him up. I'm okay with it this time. It seems like the best thing to do given our current situation, and it's not like any of us kids have roots here. My sister has a bosom friend that she will miss, but said friend is going away to college soon, anyway, and they both have MySpaces.

Anyway, at least it's not freaking Okeechobee.
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Thank God 2006 is over! Horrible year.

I wanted to make a nice post to ring in the new year. At least, a thoughtful one; I had intended to scan some pictures of my grandfather and do a memorium. Of course, a combination of laziness and fear of sadness stopped me from doing that.

So I'll just say "Belated Happy New Year!" now, and leave it at that. :)

Our church had a thing where people could write down their wishes for the new year, and put them in envelopes and hand them to the pastor. The idea is to open them next new year's and see what came of them. I couldn't think of anything suitably spiritual to wish for (or suitably lacking in materialism, heh), but I do have a few things to "strive" for, as far as life in general goes:

1: write more
2: break free of Big K, without losing income
3: participate more -- in both fandom and RL extracurricular things
4: work harder at maintaining relationships --- something I really suck at.
5: figure out this whole financial aid thing, and finish PBCC

That's all for now.
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Well, yesterday's party finally ended, but not before some weird guys that nobody knew showed up and pooped on the party. Guess they didn't mean to, but they didn't quite realize that a Renae party is different from the usual kind of party. Also, nobody told them about the No Cursing rule. (Renae and Christi made their friends sign a "contract" when they came that said anybody who cursed would have to eat a jalapeno.) Once they left, though, the party mood was quickly restored and the girls gabbed into the wee hours of the morning. And now we can't find the top to the jalapeno jar.

Today my father was "ordained" as an elder in the church. Today also happens to be Nicole's birthday. So we went out to eat after church, then came home and crashed in the usual Sunday fashion. This was made easier by the fact that my siblings had not yet removed the air mattress from the living room floor.

One thing Renae's birthday party accomplished: it finally got the TiVo moved to my room. This is because the DVD player we had been using in the living room usually craps out after, say, half a movie, and since Renae's party was centered around movies, she wanted the more reliable DVD player out there. Except that one doesn't have a way to watch channels or anything, and the living room TV only has one set of Inputs, so there's no way to hook up the TiVo with the DVD player that is best for watching DVDs. If that makes any kind of sense.

Anyway, the TiVo is now in my room. Also, we are having a satellite box installed in my room on Tuesday. I expect an influx of activity in my room surpassing that of the normal Internet Rush. I shall have to be strict. *narrows eyes*
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well, just got home from church about two hours ago. Was not boring for once, though we did have the usual beating around the bush and "let's try to make reading this chapter take an hour, when it should take only 30 minutes." I hate that. Trying to find a deeper meaning, when it's really not that complicated. Annoying. Reminds me of the hippies my dad talks about from when he was in high school who thought "Stay the way you are, and you'll never change," was sooooo deep.

Discovered a distant cousin who died at Gettysburg today, so my dad got out the movie and showed us the bits about him. My mom ended up shouting at the TV "Don't do it, Cousin Dick! You're gonna kill yourself!" Then she may have cursed Robert E. Lee.

TiVo'd Lost while I was out. Haven't watched it yet -- with grandpa and uncle visiting (grandmother decided to stay at home, as she is now afraid of the dark), I didn't want to subject them to something they probably wouldn't like. And besides, Gettysburg.

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