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Heather, 30k Camper

Heather, 30k Camper

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here" (413)544-4014
Sometimes the perception of a word makes it really difficult to convince someone of what it really means.
Volunteer training next Wed @9am. It's not employment, but it's something!
I'm going to be prepping surgical tool packs for the spay/neuter clinic. So boo to not having animal interaction, but yay for doing SOMETHING. Also, it might fit really nicely with doing the Kitten ICU (if May ever gets here!). - Heather, 30k Camper
So I might have finally mentally invented something that doesn't exist! Now how do I get on Shark Tank....
The Buff-tip moth (Phalera bucephala) | Bio | Pinterest -
The Buff-tip moth (Phalera bucephala) | Bio | Pinterest
That source looks familiar... - Heather, 30k Camper from Bookmarklet
That image was in one of my Tumblr reblogs: This is the cited source: - John (bird whisperer)
Best cake ever? YUP!!!!!!!!!!
Bump, cuz everyone needs to know about this. Seriously guys, I cried I was so happy. - Heather, 30k Camper
Three books, an Amazon card, iTunes card, Berty Bott's Every Flavor Beans (but actually just fruit and soda flavors), and a chocolate cake with lemon frosting. It's a good day.
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Hurray! Happy birthday! (Is it today?) - Spidra Webster
Yup, today. :) - Heather, 30k Camper
Happy birthday! - Katy S
Woohoo! Happy birthday, Heather! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, kiddo! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday!!! :-D - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday!! - Jennifer Dittrich
I want this color hair so so SO much. -
I want this color hair so so SO much.
oh, that is awesome. - Marie
Saw my mom on Tues. She mentioned that she had been thinking about throwing a birthday party for me but gave up on the idea. I knew it wasn't going to happen, but talking about it made me a little sad.
:( At least she was thinking of you and your birthday? - Spidra Webster
I haven't had a birthday party in a long time, I'm usually not even into them, so it's not that big a deal. But my mom was the one who originally brought up having a party for me after my cousin had a big 3-0 bash last summer. - Heather, 30k Camper
Last party my parents threw for my bday was when I was 7. My whole class was invited. Maybe 2 people showed up. I think both my parents and I gave up after that. Just after college I finally started holding parties for myself because I knew no one would ever throw me a surprise party (not because I'd expressed loathing them or anything like that). I'm sorry your mom gave up on the idea... more... - Spidra Webster
Kinda fell apart last night thinking about this. It's a perfect convergence of 2 unhappy things, I don't have any nearby friends (only my computer friends) and I really don't want to stop being in my 20s. Feeling better about it now, but still not adjusted to the whole thing. - Heather, 30k Camper
:( *HUGS* i'm so sorry. is there something we can do to help? throw you a party? send you cats? - Sir Shuping is just sir
*hugs* Is there something really special and meaningful to you that you can give yourself for your birthday? - vicster: full-bodied
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks guys. Not totally sure what I'm going to do, but it helps that you care. - Heather, 30k Camper
Birthdays can suck. Best advice I can give is to make it a day of treating yourself. Spa day? Or go somewhere you've wanted to explore but haven't yet? Then do what I did and post a blow by blow here so the awesome ffeed world can keep you company. P.S. my thirties turned out to be way better than my twenties, btw. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
t-ra's advice is good! - Katy S
Unsolicited advice: celebrate in a way that makes you happiest. If it's a long walk or manicure or writing, great! Eating an entire cake by yourself, okay! Relaxing with a good book or a movie marathon, rock on! Honor your flow. And do not fear your thirties. Or your forties, for that matter. Things start getting really interesting around 31, 32. #justsayin - Corinne L
I love you guys. I thought of the zoo, but it's not open until 2 days later. I'm still going to try and convince Chris to make this for my cake: If the day is good maybe I'll go tot he park with Chris, play frisbee, and read. - Heather, 30k Camper
I'm guessing there are some seriously exasperated librarians on the other end of this phone number. -
I'm guessing there are some seriously exasperated librarians on the other end of this phone number.
Poor kids. lol - Heather, 30k Camper
Acted like an adult today. Stopped watching Netflix to make a phone call (to insurance!), go for a walk, and in 5 minutes take a shower. All on way too little sleep!
3 days in a row of accomplishing something. Yesterday was the walk and candy making attempt. Today was a doctors appointment. And tomorrow I have a training at the volunteer place. I'm either on a great roll or on Sunday I'm going to be a quivering pile of mope. - Heather, 30k Camper
So just 3 days. I didn't make it until tomorrow to crash. I couldn't get out of bed on time today and once I finally did, I had too much of a headache to even fathom getting to the volunteer training. - Heather, 30k Camper
Back on the horse! Went for a walk and returned a neighbors wallet (or at least part of it, there were just some cards in it). - Heather, 30k Camper
Woo hoo! - Spidra Webster
Candy makers, HALP! I tried to make lollipops today, but the candy thermometer was way to behind. I can't find a way to tell 300degrees other than the cold water drop test. Is there another way to tell?
It takes a lot of hot water to clean burned sugar... - Heather, 30k Camper
Since Camp NaNo starts in 2 hours, I'm questioning the brilliance behind creating my own polytheistic creation myth with the rule that there are 10 major gods. Like this is something I can write on the fly. #writerbrain
Also, I don't know how to structure anything else that I wanted to write. I go to my DOOM! - Heather, 30k Camper
Just finished HP and the Order of the Phoenix. Having that whole "How do I carry on with life after book?" thing.
Move on to Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows as soon as possible. That always helps. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I actually have Divergent waiting for me and I think HBP is going to have to be put on hold. So, literarily I can move on, I'm just all disoriented at the real world right now. - Heather, 30k Camper
Oh Wise FFeeple, lend me your thoughts! The only volunteer opportunities coming up are the slightly more difficult, higher pressure Dixie Dog slots. It feels over my head, but if that's the only thing coming up I feel like I should do it anyhow. Input?
What is a Dixie Dog? - Katy S from iPhone
I'm not an animal person but scrolling back through your timeline, what is it that worries you more about those? - Spidra Webster
Dixie Dog is a program bring dogs up from the southern states for a higher chance of adoption. They range from dogs that have been in shelters a while to feral. They have to be in quarantine for a while so they get less interaction. My biggest worry is that some of the Dixie dogs are under stress and I would be learning the ropes of how thing work at Dakin plus working with some of their most need intensive dogs. - Heather, 30k Camper
Will you be working alone or would you always be with or near an experience volunteer or staff member? - Spidra Webster
They do training when you first start, but the emails have been saying that volunteers are asked to take on more because of staff levels, so I'm not sure if the training would be rushed. They also usually just have volunteers walk the dogs while staff cleans the kennels, but they need volunteers to clean and feed too, so there's more interaction with the dogs. - Heather, 30k Camper
If volunteering is a step that challenges your anxiety in the first place, it sounds like taking a shift that other people seem to be avoiding is probably not the right thing. If you were feeling strong overall in life, I'd say give it a try but I'm sensing that you feel fairly fragile at the moment. Is there another animal charity you can volunteer at? - Spidra Webster
New email, all Dixie Dog volunteers have to attend a training. I'd say that's a good small step for me without worrying about a commitment. - Heather, 30k Camper
You can always go to the training and see how it goes, first, right? That sounds like a good first step. - Katy S
Signed up for next weeks training. I think it'll help a lot because I'll know more about how everything works and if Dixie Dog is over my ability or not. Plus, I'll be more comfortable for any other volunteer slot too. - Heather, 30k Camper
Shameless Donation Beg - Heather's fundraising page for National Novel Writing Month -
Shameless Donation Beg - Heather's fundraising page for National Novel Writing Month
I'm participating, might as well shill for them too. :) - Heather, 30k Camper from Bookmarklet
Tv: *shows art* Me: That looks like someone blurred a Monet. Tv: That's a modern abstract take on a traditional Monet. Me: *dead*
So, someone is finally making a product to turn any cup into a sippy cup (or straw cup). Want! -
So, someone is finally making a product to turn any cup into a sippy cup (or straw cup). Want!
They're on Kickstarter and I'm seriously considering giving $20 because I can get a set of 3. - Heather, 30k Camper
My Aussies! I've been watching RuPaul's Drag Race and one of the contestants is from Down Under. So do you recognize the name Courtney Act?
I don't have the patience to be as creative as I want to be. I just want to be able to get all the ideas out of my head, have them be perfect, and have them be loved massively. It's not that much to ask.
Hahaha. - Spidra Webster
Haircut day! I was super shaggy so I went pretty extreme in the shortening. It feels amazing and I luffs it muchly.
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Looks super cute! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Adorable! - vicster: full-bodied
Did you invent anti-gravity? - Professor A.I.
I'm seeing everything the right way up. - Mo Kargas
Must be an Australian thing - Mo Kargas
Who wants to invest in my new venture, Dateflix. A dating site that uses Netflix watch history and ratings.
Also, I'm going to need someone to do all the work. - Heather, 30k Camper
Christmas tree was taken down today so the family room is nearly back to normal!
I did severely piss off the bunbuns though, she's not a fan of moving furniture (her cabinet had been in the backroom, dunno why). - Heather, 30k Camper
#AwesomeProblems I have a HP book that I'm currently reading and Divergent was ready at the library so Chris picked it up. I want to read them both right now!
Anyone want to put together some plans for this? I'll work there. | Pinterest -
Anyone want to put together some plans for this? I'll work there. | Pinterest
You know those emails that aren't terrible news, but they still stop you in your tracks? My mom emailed me, she ran into my former best friend last night.
I let that friendship end for a reason. - Heather, 30k Camper
But now I have her contact info and no idea what to do. - Heather, 30k Camper
Do you want to reestablish contact? - Stephen Mack
You are in control and under no obligations so think about Stephen's question - he is wise - Dough Balls
I really miss having friends. The two friends that I had a chance to see, I let slide because I'm so used to being a hermit. Meg and I were super close, but she was also kind of draining. I'm kind of just confused right now. - Heather, 30k Camper
Volunteering: This week they only asked for Dixie dog volunteers. The Dixie Dog program is great, bringing dogs up from the south where the adoption rate is very low. But Dixie dogs need a lot more than the other dogs (they're in quarantine, have a tiny walking area, and have less training) and I'm sure that's not a good place to start. :(
*fingers crossed for next Monday* - Heather, 30k Camper
Got another email today and got all excited, but it was just a reminder thingy. :/ - Heather, 30k Camper
That Moment When You Finish a Book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives... -
That Moment When You Finish a Book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives...
Finished HP and the Goblet of Fire. Cedric Diggory will never be forgotten. <3 - Heather, 30k Camper from Bookmarklet
I downed some mint chocolate as soon as I could, but I'm not sure I ate enough. *eats all the chocolate* - Heather, 30k Camper
Coming up with "job titles" Chris and I can give to people...
Entertainment specialist - Heather, 30k Camper
TV critic - Heather, 30k Camper
In home animal caretaker - Heather, 30k Camper
For him: In home care for a challenged young woman >.> - Heather, 30k Camper
For him: Barista - Heather, 30k Camper
Baristo - Chris Topher
Me: Fact Checker (annoying internet habit win!) - Heather, 30k Camper
So having read, watched, and listened to Harry Potter obviously makes me a bit of a Potterhead. But now that I'm rereading the books, I'm also getting watery eyes at wildly inappropriate times because the way future sad things are hinted at. #NerdProblems
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