wow, i have really been mia on OD! i think it's safe to blame that on myspace. yep, i'm still addicted. so wtf has been going on, you ask? well, here's a basic recap:
appendix: healed. i do, however, have a "mini tampon" of a stitch that did not disolve hanging out of my body. it's starting to freak me out a little bit since it's now been one month exactly since the surgery. i also thanked god for insurance when i got the bill. it was like 15k and that was considered a MINOR surgery!
friends: like i said, i'm addicted to myspace and i'm addicted to my friends, most of whom are on myspace. i just had one of the craziest weekends i've had in a while. last friday night we had our friday night kickball party. we did a gift exchange where you could only spend $10 and had to buy a gift from walgreens! some of the greats included: a west allis sweatshirt (this is a burb about 10 min out of milwaukee, it's considered the redneck part of the city), a autographed picture of jim in a $10 frame, an angel necklace in a fuzzy container... i came home with a mini sewing gadget and a toy truck that bangs out ghetto rap. we played an introductory game of 'i never' (the best game ever) and learned that i am not the only person to have sex on a trampoline and jake's ex wife weighed 261lbs. also that jake and jedi are male sluts, but we already kinda knew that. it was really pretty out of control, we drank a lot of alcohol, dante and i stopped at a ghetto pantry and bought cheese products because jim is lactose intolerant, jedi and emily made out for most of the night, at one point there were 6 people in jim's queen bed, jim passed out in the bathroom (at his own party) for like an hour, cousin mark was wandering around with a hurling helmet on at 2am, i was the second person to vomit, jim and andrea made out.... hmmm, that about sums it up. i wanted to DIE the next morning. jake went to mcdonalds and got everyone breakfast...yeah, who spends $40 at micky d's?!?! i felt like death all day and basically slept and was highly unproductive. finally got ready to go out for new years. emily decided last minute to go to madison because none of us were making plans. andrea and i ended up going out to the hi hat/garage and met up with colin/mandy, justin/tj/nick, and brent/joel/gang. it was probably the most sober i've been on new years since... well since hmm, maybe one of the college years when we were forbidden to drink. anyway, we ended up at flan flans, because it just wouldn't be right if we didn't. saw a bunch of regulars, i made out with a random guy for his tiarra like headpiece (the bar we were at at midnight didn't even give out headpieces, can you believe that? i had to beg the bartender for his lame plastic hat), we ran into carie/carissa, took some shots and that was about it. this was the first new years since i've been in milwaukee that i haven't ended up alone, wandering around the city on new years! so woke up new years day with a little bit of a hangover, more just wanting to sleep, but dragged my ass out of bed, packed a towel, bloody mary items, sammy and football coat (this is the one i borrowed from justin last year on new years and still haven't returned!) and went down to the lake to start tailgating for the polar bear plunge. it was actually not that cold out so it ended up being much better than last year... in fact, emily and i were almost sober. last year i couldn't talk. hahaha, i stil laugh at myself for that. anyway, we did the plunge and then went and tailgated some more, did some keg stands, my camera died so that sucked... then our whole gang went to wolskie's, this super fun townie bar in an old house. the uwm swim team alum loves this bar. it got a little crazy with emily and me dancing around the bar in our speedos, playing darts, and just being silly. we all finally broke apart and i went with jake and jim to champions, this bar that i had never been to but it ended up being a blast. they have shuffleboard so that was a great time... lots of beer... lots of shots... lots of making random friends with people called 'thor' (that was his rea name too, i checked his driver's license)... smoking kool lights... love it. so at this point i'm pretty good to go and details are a little hazy. for some reason the three of us decided to go back to jim's house. so we get there and i run downstairs to go to the bathroom. well i'm screaming that i can't find the lights but i keep plowing in the direction of the bathroom anyway. jim comes flying down the stairs behind me... just in time to see me topple over a whole pile of crap and seriously break a halogen floor lamp in half. cans of paint were falling on me, it was classic. the guys could hardly stand they were laughing so hard. so i finally get up and jake pushes me back down to take a picture. oh, and it's glorious. it is now my myspace primary pic. so somehow we all decide it would be a good idea to go up to west bend to see jake's house and so he can let the dogs out. so we drive all the freaking way up there (it's like 35-40 minutes on the freeway...FAR FAR AWAY)... end up going to a few townie bars, ordered chinese, met some weird girl jake is hooking up with...keep in mind i'm still wearing a speedo... out of control. oh i ate some random mushrooms from the fridge and ended up getting sick. that's some sort of record...2 vomits in 3 nights. way to start off 2006 jen. i do have to admit that jake has the second most comfortable bed, next to mine of course...even though jim told me i was a "bad sleeper".
guys: so there has been a little stuff going down. so a few months ago i told emily that i kind of have a thing for jim. well i just found out last week while jake and i were having lunch that she told him about it. so that pissed me off because it's rare that i dish anything like that (i know, i'm so not a girl) and then i do say something to my best friend and she tells him? wtf?! anyway, we went out to leff's on thursday night and jim brought jessica, that girl that he has been dating for a while. there were a bunch of direct supply people there and she did not get good reactions from any of them. in fact, there were quite a few mean comments said about her directly to jim. then the kicker is that he is walking back from the bathroom and overhears her telling a group of guys that she is "as single as they come." so that did not go over well and he broke up with her on new years and ended up staying home. wait though, also remember that andrea and him made out on friday night, which also kind of irritated me. so at that point, i was just like "whatever, fuck it, i'm over it"... which i am not, but i still like to tell myself that. so then there was sunday, which nothing happened except we slept in the same bed, which is nothing new. so now it's just annoying because i know that he knows, and i know that i'm trying to ignore the whole situation...... and nothing is happening. i know, i just need to stop being a baby and put it all on the table. at least now i know what it feels like to be any of my 4 guy friends that have been like "we should date". ugh, it sucks!!!
work: i have still been working a lot. and studying for the NCIDQ. i have my annual competency review sometime this month so lets hope i get a freaking raise for doing all the extra shit i've been doing!!
family: this year was probably the funnest (that's not a word, i know) family christmas i can remember. we had some of my aunts and uncles over and played catch phrase, my brother and i were up till 4am going through my mom's old record collection... hooked up the old record player and everything...we were on the ground silent laughing at some of the shit...so much fun. my mom picked me up from an afterbar at 4:30am on christmas day eve... i love my family.
and now i'm really freaking tired. need sleepy. i promise to try to update more often!!! happy 2006!