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[20 Mar 2010|09:16pm]
x-posted from my Facebook notes:

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PS: I started a new blog:

I have not neglected my LJ, as I only use the new one to bitch about things unimportant. :)
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[17 Nov 2009|11:39am]
Last night, I dreamt that I was in a beach town in Delaware somewhere and Hurricane Katrina was about to hit. (Yes, I know, WTF. It doesn't make any sense). I was hanging onto the side of this house for my dear life as I watched my boyfriend, and my entire family be swept away in a huge storm surge wave.

Ever since my shit-out-a-fetus dream, I haven't really had any vivid ones. Until now. :(
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[29 Oct 2009|02:22pm]
I am going to start recording my dreams. Lately, they have been extremely vivid and sometimes really disturbing.

28 OCT 2009: (coincidence: my sister in law had her first baby a day prior). I dreamt that I was pregnant and about to give birth. I was in the hospital. Chad and my mom were there. For some reason, the doctor didn't think I could give birth to this kid the normal way, so I elected for a C-section. Rather than giving me a spinal tap, they put me under during the procedure. When I woke up from the procedure, I saw Chad sitting in a chair holding this baby that looked like a fetus-sized Chad. And my mom was there and told me that they were unable to do the C-section (I don't know why), so instead they took the baby out through my asshole.
Yes, I shit a fucking fetus. WTF.

27 OCT 2009:
I dreamt that I was parking my car into some parking garage. When I turned my car off and got out, these two guys (who didn't look any bigger or older than me) approached me. They smashed my windows in with baseball bats. Scared to death, I ran away and grabbed my cell phone from my purse to call Chad. I told him "CHAD THERE ARE SOME GUYS VANDALIZING MY CAR! I NEED HELP!" and he says "Megan, you KNOW I am too busy." I said "TOO BUSY TO HELP YOUR GIRLFRIEND WHO IS BEING ATTACKED?" and he replies "It's ok Megan, I put them up to it." I flipped out and then woke up.

A few weeks ago:
I dreamt that I found out I was pregnant (yes, I seem to have more dreams lately where I am pregnant... weird) and Chad and I didn't know what to do. So I decided to get an abortion. I go to this abortion clinic and I'm waiting in the waiting room for my turn. It's full of pregnant girls getting abortions. I get up and decide to talk to this girl across from me. I ask her if I should be afraid, will this hurt? she tells me "Some girls feel guilty, some girls feel relieved. You will be fine." I heard my named called and I am walked into this room with a chair that is just like one in the gyno's office when girls are getting a pap smear. I sit in and it put my feet on the clasps in the front (like the gyno) and this Asian doctor came in and tells me to close my eyes. I actually FEEL (in my sleep i felt this) the feeling of a baby being vacuumed out of my fucking stomach. It was SO REAL. I heard the machine and I felt it being sucked out. It hurt. I felt nauseated after that and woke up, still feeling sick.
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[27 Jun 2009|08:52pm]



Goodbye, Michael Jackson :(
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[06 May 2009|07:24pm]
Yay, a livejournal update!

1. Grad school is really hard. But I like it. I have met some really really good people here.
2. The detachment in Asheville has officially gotten the word that it is closing and moving to Monterey. Which means I'm officially in California for a looong time.
3. But that's ok, I LOVE IT HERE!!
4. I visited West Virginia a few weeks ago, only to discover that I will always love it because it is my home, but that there are much more fabulous places in the world than WV. I seriously can't imagine still living there. Or ever living there again.
5. Only three more months until football season starts. HELL YES! GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!!!
6. I have to get tarsal tunnel release surgery on both of my feet. When? I don't know, I'm trying to put it off as long as I can because I don't want to miss a lot of school. The recovery time for each foot is approx. 3 months.
7. I have two pregnant sisters right now- Robin (pregnant with her second) and Natalie, my sister in law is pregnant with her first :) I will have 6 nieces and nephews!!!
8. I have yet to feel a big earthquake :( Sure, I've felt a couple of tremors here and there... but come on!
9. Chad really loves his job and is excelling at it. I'm so proud of him! :)
10. Life is good right now. I wouldn't change a thing.
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[21 Mar 2009|08:17pm]
Oh my god.

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[17 Mar 2009|03:34pm]
I have become obsessed with earthquakes since I moved to California. I constantly check the USGS website. I thought California was supposed to be notorious for feeling quakes everyday. I mean, don't get me wrong, they DO happen several times a day, but I DON'T EVER FEEL THEM! I have felt only one in January shortly after I arrived here. It was 3.8 located about 30 miles east of Monterey (right on the fault line). I was laying in bed (Chad was downstairs and didn't feel anything) and the bed starting to vibrate for approximately 7 seconds. Then it was over. BORING. Nothing on the walls shook, and I'm pretty sure I was the only one in Monterey who even felt it.
Now, I'm finding myself feeling EVERY little shake in every building I'm in and then rushing to check to the USGS website. I know, I'm crazy. But it's like, I REALLY WANT TO EXPERIENCE A REAL EARTHQUAKE. But all the cool ones seem to happen north in San Francisco, or all the way down in LA.
I know I sound ridiculous. This is about as stupid as someone saying "I WANT TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING" or something. but omggg I just want to know what it's like!!!!!!


Back to work.
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[09 Jan 2009|09:09pm]
Living in California rocks!!!!!!!
You can see the ocean from my bedroom window.
I love grad school.
Chad and I are adjusting to the new time zone (sort of).
Monterey has awesome sushi.

We are very happy. :)
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[23 Dec 2008|09:16am]
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[05 Dec 2008|10:41am]

The UNC Chapel Hill campus banned Christmas decorations from their campus. Ok, fine. They want to refrain from celebrating just one holiday from one religion. Whatever.
Christmas is considered a federal holiday. And breaks from school used to be called "Christmas break" and now they are called "holiday breaks" to include people who may not be Christians.

Personally, I believe that if places are going to start banning Christmas decorations, then they need to either:

1. Revoke the Christmas federal holiday completely as well. Give Christians the choice of taking holiday leave on Christmas day if they desire. Also, give Jewish people the option of taking holiday leave during Hanukkah and allow them (and others who aren't Christian) the option of working on Christmas. Also, stop making the "holiday breaks" during school center around Christmas like it always has. I know several people (both in high school and college) that were Jewish and HAD to go to school during their holiday while their Christian friends had the joy of being at home during Christmas.
2. Shut the fuck up and let people decorate any fucking way they want. People need to stop being so uptight and getting ~OFFENDED~ over pretty much everything that doesn't bend their way.

I guess my point is: if something is still considered a federal holiday, then it needs to be treated that way. Otherwise, revoke it's status. The end.

I'd really like to hear what other people think about this. Please comment!

PS: I'm not a Christian. Nor am I a crazed liberal who thrives on wanting people to know my opinion. I'm just trying to look at this objectively.
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[24 Nov 2008|09:56am]
Dear Citibank,

Fuck you for being dumbasses and making your bank fall. And fuck you even more for getting the government to bail your asses out. How about you defer my student loans now? yes?

Love, Megan
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[30 Oct 2008|10:33am]
Dear Citibank Studentloans and Direct Loans;

< begin sarcasm >
I just want to thank you for being such great student loan vendors!
Your interest rates as well as your constant nagging that I owe you money has made my entire undergraduate experience at the University of North Carolina at Asheville just wonderful!!
</ end sarcasm >

Actually, I think you're a bunch of crooked agents who get pleasure in making young people's lives miserable while they are trying to make something of themselves. It is because of YOU (as well as the fact that out-of-state tuition is pure burglary) that I will strongly suggest to my children to stay instate (wherever I am when that happens) to attend college. The experience of leaving West Virginia was wonderful (I'm the first person in my family to ever go to college out of WV), but the financial aspect of this entire ordeal has made it almost not even worthwhile in the end.
You both offer many different options to a student to defer their student loan payments. For instance, you will defer a student's payments if they are drug rehab, if they live in poverty, if they get pregnant, if they are unemployed (WTF?), or if they are a single parent. Also, you both have this thing called "IN SCHOOL DEFERMENT" where if you are enrolled atleast part time in graduate school, you will defer their payments while they are enrolled.

Citibank, thanks for 1) sending me a $4000 bill (due in two weeks) even though I have sent in a deferment request because I'll be going to the Naval Postgraduate School, and 2) not telling me straight up that you rejected my request and then sent me a HUGE bill. For some reason, you don't think the Naval Postgraduate School is not a real college. I'm actually not that surprised, because you never even bothered to let me know you were rejecting my request, let alone do a little research and see that NPS is a real postgraduate institution. The only difference between that and another college is that NPS is only open to military officers and Department of Defense civilians.
Direct Loans, I am the most disgusted with you. I do appreciate the fact that you told me you rejected my request, but you, like Citibank, don't "approve" NPS as a institute of higher learning. YOU ARE A GOVERNMENT LOAN VENDOR. And you don't approve me going to a GOVERNMENT SCHOOL? That doesn't make any logical sense!!

In conclusion, Direct Loans and Citibank can suck my nonexistant balls. Because I will be going to graduate school and taking the same amount of classes as every other graduate student in America, but I am financially fucked for no damn reason at all. Maybe I can go get pregnant, or quit my job, or go adopt a kid or something so that then you WILL defer my loans. Because obviously going to grad school isn't good enough.
Cocaine is sounding great right now!!

A very frustrated citizen,
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[10 Oct 2008|09:46am]
Holy shit. Chad and I are flying to Monterey tomorrow.
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[06 Oct 2008|09:34am]
Putting politics aside, I think everyone can admit that this is frightening.... whether it's African Americans chanting for Obama or white people chanting for McCain.

Hitler anyone?
I don't want to become a socialist country :(
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[29 Sep 2008|08:26am]

So on Friday, the brothers of Sigma Nu invited the sisters of my sorority to a dinner at the Olive Garden. Chad and I got all dressed up and went and hung out and had a great time. There were so many of us that we all had to separate into different tables around the restaurant.

We're like, sitting there and then all of a sudden Justin, the president of Sigma Nu, gets everyone to shut up and announces that Chad has an announcement. Chad makes this really really awesome speech about how love is important to their brotherhood and that what he and I have is very special (in front of my whole table!)...

AND THEN. Chad has what looks like a ring box on his lap. He opens it up and says to me....

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[24 Sep 2008|03:10pm]
Southeast Gas Crisis: part 2

So the gas crisis has only gotten worse. This morning, I had to turn my car around and find a new way to work because the Hess station was creating a ruckus. There are two lanes of traffic going in my direction, and both lanes were backed up about 1/2 mile- one lane was full of cars trying to get into the station and the other lane was full of cars trying to cut in line in front of the other cars. I went over and passed everyone in the turning lane. About two miles down the road, a Shell station was creating the same situation, except the line of cars was much longer than the Hess. There were no cops there trying to get the situation stablized. So I turned around and went to work on the interstate. I ended up being 15 minutes late for work.
According to the newspaper, Buncombe county schools only have 8 days left of gas for their school buses, and they don't expect to be getting any in time. AB Tech college has shut down. UNCA released a statement saying that they were not cancelling any classes and that they encourage the students to use public transportation to get to class for now, but I just read on the Asheville Citizen Times website that the buses are on a 30 minute delay because all the crazy people in line at the gas stations are causing the buses to slow down.

This is madness, people!!! Looks like I'm walking to work next week! I'm already at 3/4 a tank after 3 days of driving to work and back!
there are some good pictures of the gas lines from today and yesterday

gas-less in Asheville
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[23 Sep 2008|12:38pm]
Asheville Gas Crisis!!!!!!!!

So if you haven't heard, my area is experiencing a major gas shortage and it has pretty much caused widespread panic through western NC, parts of TN, VA, SC, and GA. I thought I'd share with you what I have experienced in the last two days.
Yesterday, of every gas station I drive by to get to work (which is about 10 different ones) not ONE of them had any fuel. They are roped off with police tape and all of the lights are turned off on their signs.
NCDC (the institution that Chad works for) has told their employees to stay home and telework if it was possible, or to use public transportation or to carpool to get to work until the gas situation has stabilized.

Newpaper articles:
All city athletic programs are cancelled - this possibly means all of Chad's hockey games are postponed (we aren't sure if his Hockey league is included in this yet, but considering that it's called the Asheville Hockey League, we figure that it is...) All because there is no fuel.
On my way home from work yesterday, I saw atleast three different cars stranded on the side of the road because they ran out of gas.

This morning, the Hess station right down the street from my apartment was receiving a shipment of gasoline. I saw the tanker truck pulling in and there was a line of about 25-30 cars waiting to get in the gas station. No other gas station on my way to work had gas.
At 10:30 this morning, Chad said that the Hess station had all of their entrances blocked off and five different police cars were patrolling the station (making sure no one cuts in line, breaking up fights, etc).

One of my co workers left work during lunch at around 11:45 to try and find gas for his car (which only has less than 1/8th of a tank left). The Hess station was already completely out, and there was one Citgo station in north Asheville that had gas but the line of cars was more than a mile long from both directions.

This evening I'm going to see if I can take some pictures of this madness while I can. My car currently has a full tank, so as long as I drive to work and home only, I'll be okay for a while. I'm worried about people siphoning my gas. I wonder if I should buy a lock for my gas cap?

I'm not sure if this is a coincidence, but on my way to work this morning there was about half as many cars on the road. I don't know if this is because people don't have gas or what, but it was really weird.
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[22 Sep 2008|07:10am]
Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee are completely out of gas. I'M NOT EXAGGERATING. Every single gas station is closed and roped off with police tape. It's all over the news and there is widespread panic. They said some guy tried to beat someone with a baseball bat at the Hess station down the street because he thought someone cut him in line. I have less than 1/8 tank in my car and I don't have enough to get to work and back home today.

What the fuck am I supposed to do? Oh my god :(
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