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|Thursday, April 22nd, 2004|
I grew up in Niagara Falls (New York) and if you are hip in your geography then you know that it is sitting on the Canadian border. So I grew up with a very close relationship with Canada. I dug it, you could drink when you turned 19, your money is worth more there, and Toronto was always cool! I never wanted to live in Canada then...and I really dont want to be living here now. Vancouver is a beautiful place, amazing seanery, nice people (when they speak english), I have met some great people here and I should be thankful. But I want to be back in Florida with my job, the nice weather and a hop skip and a jump away from being wanted. Things here are expencive...not a little expencive, but holy shit expencive! Also to all of my americans out there...did you know that other countries hate us? I knew that they did...but it really sucks being an American alone in anywhere but America. Food for thought if you are traveling out of the country, just tell them you are from Canada so you dont get your ass kicked...thanks Bush.
That seems to be it for now, I am waiting for my puppy to arrive so I will have someone/(thing) to hang out with all the time to keep me sane...and keep me company. That is looking a little bleak as well. Oh, I also quit smoking...yay me. Sorry for the crappy update, but it is my journal and I can type what I want. Happy next time. Current Mood: sad
|Saturday, January 17th, 2004|
Hi again, I have so many things to talk about. First off, we drove home to Buffalo for Christmas/New Years and had a blast. I love hanging out with my people and I always manage to meet awesome new people (hi Dave James). I hung out with my mom a lot to, she went shopping with me and made me cookies ^_^ I think I gained 5 pounds...I love Christmas. We also spent a lot of time at bars (and in Grets basement) listening to Ghostrunner who in my humble opinion, is one of the best live bands in Buffalo. All women will go ga-ga over Chris when he sings Blush...its just a fact. You can check them out here:http://www.ghostrunnermusic.com/
So things are changing again for me. My time in Florida has sadly come to an end and we will be moving to Vancouver the 26th of this month. Its a great job opportunity for Kevin so he has to take it. And I'm a good girlfriend, so I have to go. There are so many things I'm going to miss about being in Florida...here are a few:
1. THE SUN (Nothing but RAIN in my future)
2. Horizon Gymnastics:
3. Kristen my spazoid friend (who will live to her full potential, and hopefully come visit me)
4. Shelly, who is a great boss and a ton of fun.
5. Brandon who will hopefully stay safe from middle-aged women trying to tear off his clothing in bars.
6. The Mootz's who always put me in a good mood.
7. My girls team, I've never had more fun than coaching these kids.
8. Arguing with Kaylyn.
9. Shopping with Brooke, Alexis and Kelly.
10. Dr. Tom and Terry
11. The boat
12. My orange bedroom
13. Lynne, Joe,and Keith who have put up with my crap, made me laugh, and made me dinners.
14. The beach!
There are so many things that I could list them in the hundreds. But, its time to move on...hopefully to bigger things because it doesn't get to much better than here. Wish me luck and drop me a comment!
~On a side note: Dont ever bleed on me and show me you innards if you dont want to live! Mom, your my hero.~
|Thursday, December 11th, 2003|
Christmas in Florida is weird. Something about it seems very generic, no chimneys, no pine trees (although palm trees with Christmas lights are charming)I've been doing a lot of shopping and its very strange to go into a store and look at sweaters and hear Christmas music...then go outside and have it be 74 degrees! It can be very disillusioning.
Speaking of Christmas, I have discovered that not only does Victoria's Secret have great underware...but they also have some nice clothes. I could use some pajama sets for Christmas if anyone is interested *wink* I'm not sure when I turned into a full-time girl it must have happened over the past 2 years when I wasent paying attention. Four years ago you never would have seen me looking at red pajama sets from Victoria's Secret...I dont think I've ever owned a "set" of anything. I'm going to blame all of this on Kevin...when we got together he started buying me girlie things and I liked them,so it must be his fault.
Dont get any ideas though...I can still punch your lights out if need be, but now I'll do it in a more feminine way. Any-who, enough of this crazy talk...somebody please buy me Super Troopers, that is the funniest movie I've seen in years! Oh and I need new black boots too.
I'll write again with the official list, but right now I need to get ready for work. Have a good day. Current Mood: content
|Friday, November 28th, 2003|
|After Thanksgiving Fatness
Hi there, I hope everyones Turkey day was wonderful. I ate like a pig and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm going to have to work out every day until Christmas.
I really missed my family this year. Kevins parents were out of town this year so Kevin and I were orphaned. We spent the day at a friend of his fathers house (if you want to call it a house) this place was huge! It had 9 bathrooms and the property is surrounded on 3 sides by water. I guess if I was a heart sergen I'd be livin large too. Anyways, we ate a ton of food and then we went in the hot tub and you cant beat sitting in a hot tub in November drinking good red wine.
Everything else is going well to. Kevin and I went to Vancouver (B.C.) so he could interview with EA games. They loved him and want to give him a lot of money and they want to pay for my health insurance and moving expences too. Its still up in the air though.
Gotta keep it short tonight, we are flying to Key West in the morning! YAY. Kevins dad bought himself an airplane and cant wait to fly it. Check back for a picture link. Tah Tah
Colin the spoiled Current Mood: cold
|Sunday, November 2nd, 2003|
|Army of Colin
I just wanted to talk for a second about why it sucks being a girl. Dont get me wrong, it has its perks...but on days like today its worth bitching about.
Kevins step-sister her friend Tanya and I decided we wanted to escape football for a few hours and go to a nice secluded beach out by Boca Grande. We picked Boca Grande because its not usually to packed with people, today was no exception, we laid down our stuff and walked around, we swam with a dolphin for a little while...it was all good we were hanging out and out of nowhere a truck load of drunk guys rolls up. We were walking and ignored the initial hooting and disgusting remarks (I wont go into detail) we walked back to our towels and thought they were gone...5 minutes later 3 nasty drunk boys and one skanky girl walk up and get all in our space being obnoxious. One rather large guy walks (stumbles) up to me and I told him to "please leave me the fuck alone" and he grabs my leg and sais "what do you think I'm going to rape you" and "I could be doing it now if I wanted to" I'm not real sure how we got out of there without incedent...but thankfully we did. But I must say I was pretty freaked out by the whole thing, and in hind sight (always the case) I should have called the police, or kicked him in the face. But I didnt do any of thoes things..I just got my shit and went home.
What does this have to do with being a girl you ask? This is not the first time some scum-face has harrassed me or my friends or any other girl I know for that matter. Shit like this happens all the time. I've been followed, I've been grabbed, and I want to know what gives! Where the hell do these guys think they get off? This is what drives women to buy guns and so help me god, if this shit keeps up you will not want to run into me in a dark ally! I've about had it with being a girl, I rarely hear about a group of girls grabbing a guy and talking about rape! In broad daylight on the beach no less!
I'm not really sure what I am going to do about this situation, but believe me...I'm thinking about it, any suggestions? ...leave em in a comment!
And while I'm ranting about things that are pissing me off I got one more (completely unrelated) There is a coach at my gym (you know who you are) that is at the top of my shit list. My boss went out of town and left me in charge of the gym, well that pissed this coach off to no end...because the whole time she was gone he went out of his way to make my life difficult. Not doing his job, leaving the gym a mess for me to clean up, talking shit about me to the parents (so professional) and then having an attitude when he was asked why he was being such a pain in my ass. I know that it must suck being rendered incompetent when your boss is gone...it must suck even more that a GIRL your age is being left in charge of YOU...but such is life buddy, suck it up because my patience is wearing VERY thin these days and she's going to be gone for another week...and I'm sure you dont want the wrath of both of us on your ass. Consider this a pleasant warning before a huge storm.
So much crap in one day!..I hope that means that this coming week will be nice and smooth. Leave me one! Current Mood: angry
|Monday, October 27th, 2003|
|Post Birthday Bliss
First and most importantly, lets talk about how much fun my Birthday was and how spoiled I am. I turned 24 October 23rd and I had an awesome day (even though I set the alarm off at work) Some of my kids bought me really cool stuff! I got some clothes and movie passes and some Bath and Body Works lotion. I got phone calls and cards from friends and family and my boss sent me flowers (from Germany) so if I wasent already spoiled enough, Kevin took me to Orlando for the weekend! We went to Pleasure Island on Friday night and had some drinks then he took me to the most awesome hotel right next to Downtown Disney...the room was on the 19th floor with a great view and he had called ahead to make sure they had a cake for me when I got there! Saturday we went to Sea World and I got to pet a dolphin and some stingrays. Saturday night we went to go see La Nouba (cirque du soliel) and then we went to House of Blues for dinner (mmm...ribs). Sunday we went to Epcot and I was like a little kid with ADHD! I ran around looking at everything and jumping all over the place. Kevin ate his way around the world. We stayed all day and watched the fireworks at night...I think that was the best weekend ever. Everything was amazing. I really dont think it's possable for me to be any more spoiled than I am. Check the website for pictures ^_^ Current Mood: ecstatic
|Monday, October 20th, 2003|
Well, I made it through yet another boring Sunday. I sat around, tried to think of something to do, decided that going somewhere alone would be more boring than staying home...so I just hung out the whole day. I ate fondue for the first time. It was good, but the raw meat kinda freaked me out.
The stress level in this house is quite high. I think it may have something to do with the ammount of people living here and working out of the house. At the moment our house count is up to 7. This is a 3 bedroom house. As you can imagen, it gets quite tight. I know we're going to have to move soon. I guess I'm okay with that, I'm really going to miss my job and my friends...but I really want my own place again! I also really wish that I was moving to California. Come to find out thats where my handful of friends are going. I get the feeling like everyone is going to having a great time in LA...and I'll be unhappy and friendless in Canada. Okay, enough of that crap. Its almost MY BIRTHDAY (woo!*happy dance*) yep..thats right, my 24th birthday is on Thursday and I've already received an early b-day card from Jason Clark...it was very cute. So far I have no Birthday plans (that I'm aware of) I do have to work on Thursday and put up with one pain in the ASS coach (thats a different story though) I really wish I was going to Key West. Okay, that is enough for now...drop me a line, I'm getting old.
|Wednesday, October 1st, 2003|
Hello all in journal land. I feel I need to unload some crapola from my chest. Lets talk about my job... I am in love with my job! I work hard, I make my kids work hard, I have a 401k, I love my boss and the other staff, I have achieved a mental independance that I have not been able to achieve in a very long time and I must say that I am very happy and proud of myself for that. Now what could possably fuck up my happy time? The fact that the only job that is good for Kevin is all the way in Vancouver! And he really wants it. Its importaint to me for him to be happy...but I just thought maybe this once, I had a shot. Its pretty inevetable that we're going to be going. And I'm trying not to be selfish about it...but Vancouver has nothing to offer me. No job, no mental (or financial) independance, no friends, no perpose...nada. I have stress and I feel like shit. Goodnight. Current Mood: crappy
|Monday, September 22nd, 2003|
|I Hate Sundays
Hi again. Its Monday morning (or afternoon depending on how you look at it) Most people hate Mondays, but by far my least favorite day of the week is Sunday. Sundays are full of potential and they are rarely put to good use. Now yesterday was a better than average Sunday...I went to the beach and then went to the Aquarium (so much fun)but then it was impossable to escape the football on T.V. when I got home. So after a great day out in the sun, I had to hide in my room for 4 hours to avoid the football. No one talks...they just watch football. I need to find a group of people that are interested in hanging out on Sundays, guys or girls that think Sundays are better spent off your ass. If you or someone you know are interested in putting together an anti-couch / anti football Sunday group, for the love of god...CALL ME!
Go look at my pictures:http://www.kevinandcolin.com/photogallery/
Happy Monday 8) Current Mood: complacent
|Thursday, September 11th, 2003|
Well I made it back to Florida in one piece...and I must say that some people are just to fat to fly on an airplane! When you are so big that you are oozing onto someone else's seat, it's time to call Jenny Craig. Sorry to be mean about it but enough already!
Buffalo is still as great as ever. The no smoking in bars rule is officially in place, so everyone has made the deck of Cozumel the new hang out. One of the things I love about Buffalo is the fact that you can go there not knowing anyone at all...and leave with 10 new friends, I met a ton of new really cool people. I dont think I bought myself a drink the whole time I was there (mmm...vodka tea) I had a ton of fun with my old friends too, Melanie and I hit up the old stomping ground and Gret and I had some good times all of our own. Annmarie and I picked up where we left off over a year ago...and Sean is still my most unreliable friend ever. And here is something to remember...when your good friend sais she has something to show you in a bathroom stall..be prepared. (I'm sorry I screamed Gret!)
Here are some Buffalo things:
1. Christopher got a new truck and it is awesome.
2. My sister grew a foot taller
3. I solved a heinous crime committed at my mothers rental property. (have fun in jouvy boys)
4. I am the arm-wrestling champ!
5. A boy I've never met asked me to marry him (um..no thanks)
6. My mom and I had to much fun at the zoo!!!
7. Sean will never EVER show up on time and he will always piss someone off.
8. Annmarie is plotting the murder of Gretchen before Melanies wedding.
9. Jimmy had a baby named after the cat (Merlin)
10. Family never changes
11. Gret has taken over my roll as the trouble making socialite
12. Melanie and I had fun with carnies!
There are hundreds of things I could list all day, but that is going to have to do for now. I miss everyone and I wish they were all here...but now i have to get back to my crazy life. I'll keep you posted! *kisses* Current Mood: confused
|Monday, August 18th, 2003|
Hello from the hottest place in the country...it never cools down below 75 degrees here. Which would be fine, but its so humid that it feels like your breathing water. My hair is a permanent frizz-ball! But we get to do cool things like go hang out on the boat...which we did today, it was so fun. We tooled around a bunch of little islands checking out air and sea creatures (see list below) and we had cheeseburgers in paradise (Cabbage Key). I got burnt and didnt even care.
Work is still going strong, my boss (Shelly) needed some extra help getting things re-organized at the gym, so I picked up some extra hours during the week (woo-hoo) Hopefully I can give her a bunch of ideas so the gym will be even more fun when we're done. We bumped up another coach to help out with the team, with his help my kids are really going to be awesome...cant wait to compete.
I'm coming home soon! Cant wait to see everyone...so excited!
I will finish this post with a list of critters I saw out on the boat today:
1. One great blue herring
2. Three massive ospreys
3. Four dolphins (including one tiny baby)
4. About fifty million jellyfish (no brain..yet they move..figure that one out)
5. Three sea otters (one barked at Kevin...so cute)
6. A manatee! (okay I didnt see it, but Terry did)
7. A giant stingray flying through the air.
8. A very large fat man in a dingy and little shorts. augh!
Okay thats all for now...someone send me some e-mail...I never ever get e-mail! Current Mood: sleepy
|Tuesday, August 5th, 2003|
Okay, things are crazy lately...is it just me or is shit going haywire all over the place?! Its so frustrating, my moms car was broken into, they stole her purse along with everything in it. Including 2 rings that belonged to my grandmother, my social security card and about 10 other things that are making life miserable for my poor mom. I cant even tell you how much that pisses me off! And down here, the moving truck owned by Kevins parents keeps breaking down in Texas. Crazyness everywhere.
On a brighter note...I got to go back to work yesterday. After having one really dull week off, I was really looking forward to getting back in the gym. My kids were at the Jr. Olympics in Detroit, apparently they did an amazing job. They came back to the gym decorated in medals (YAY). Nothing is better for a coach than seeing hard work pay off for your kids.
Okay, I think I'm suffering from some sort of writers block, I cant think of anything interesting to say..so I'm going to have to get back at you when I get my brain back. Leave one! Current Mood: crazy
|Friday, July 25th, 2003|
I really am trying to have a good week, I swear I am! Have you ever had the kind of week that no matter what you do...it just gets worse? Then you try to fix the problem again...and its gets even worse than that!....thats the kind of week I'm having. I thought I was doing some friends a favor, and ended up getting them pissed. When am I going to learn how to shut my big mouth and let other people just take care of their own shit?! And to make things just that much more fun...ITS RAINING IN THE HOUSE!!!
argh Current Mood: stressed
|Sunday, July 20th, 2003|
Hi there! Well, I finally bought my plane tickets...I'm coming home for 9 days. I'll arrive in Buffalo on Augest 29th and leave on September 7th, I'm so excited!
Here is my list of things I want to do when I get home:
1. Eat at the Gate.
2. Go to drag night at Club Marchellas.
3. Go to Spot Coffee.
4. Have a Vodka tea!
5. Eat lunch at Michaels with Sean.
6. Walk over the bridge to Canada to go to 80's night at Rumors.
7. Stay up until 6 a.m. with Melanie
Thats what I have so far (ther than hanging out with everyone of coarse) so if anyone wants to do these things lemme know because I'm not going to have a car.
Things in Florida are going well, the job is STILL great (that may be a record) and the people I work with are great too. I wish SOME of them would hang out more (hehe) but thats cool, we're all busy.
I would like to type more but my boyfriend just jumped in the pool and he is way to cute for me to be in the house on the computer! So, goodnight! Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, July 9th, 2003|
|Feeling the Love
Hellooo everyone! First and foremost, my apologies for giving you the finger. My comment box was broken so I was not receiving my comments until a few minutes ago..and now I'm feeling the love. Paynter that was a really funny picture (how did you do that?) I am convinced that Erik Paynter IS the matrix!
Brandon has taken to calling me the stripnast, I hope that doesn't stick.
I think its about time for me to book a flight to Buffalo, I really need to have a club Marcellas night with Melanie. Of all the things I should miss about home...you wouldnt think it would be drag queen night would you!? Any-who, keep the love flowing...I miss you guys. *kisses* Current Mood: happy
|Sunday, July 6th, 2003|
|I would like to thank the little people....
What a crazy 4th of July! So many weird things happened and the weirdest of all happened to me: Let me give you the lowdown...we (Kevin, Keith and I) went out on their dads boat to watch the people swim across the harbor. We saw the kids and coaches from my gym and picked a few up on the boat and then we went to Harpoon Harrys (the bar everyone was swimming to) The kids left so we started drinking...and I don't know how this lady talked me into entering the "Ms. Smuggler" bikini contest but somehow...it happened.
So, the contest starts and I am mortified because I'm in a line with (surprize) a bunch of strippers! So they all go out and rub all over themselves, one lady was Russian and she was really mean to me...So when they called me out I just smiled like an idiot and walked to the center of the floor and did a handstand. Apparently it worked because my drunk, non-stripping ass won a bikini contest! LOL! Anyway, all the embarrassment was worth it when I got my $300.00 in cash (yay, for me) and a bunch of other stuff (including the biggest most gaudy trophy I've ever seen!!!) Bow down to your 2003 Ms. Smuggler people! *beauty queen wave*
After that we all drank more and got an amazing seat for fireworks, Keith got hammered and we had to look for him. We found him at the bar arguing politics with anyone that would talk.
The rest of the weekend was not quite as eventful, I took my "booty" money to the mall and bought myself some clothes, and today Kevin and I went to the beach and we're cute.
Things to remember:
1. I do NOT lose to nasty russians with enormous fake boobs!
2. Swimming across the harbor naked when you are old...is gross.
3. Little kids should NOT be given M80's
I believe thats all for now...leave me one would ya?! Current Mood: dirty
|Thursday, July 3rd, 2003|
|Watch the Birdie
Zero comments huh? Nice....very nice. *giving you all the finger* Since I got no love from the comment box, I'll just ramble on as usual.
Things here are pretty much the same, a little boring, really hot and full of old people. I saw an old person drive down the road the other day with his car on fire. I cant believe that people who don't know when they are on FIRE are still allowed to drive legally! You cant smoke in Hooters anymore...but you can drive a flaming fireball down a busy road in rush hour traffic!!! *sigh* Speaking of cars...I finally sold mine, I guess I should be really happy about it, but the fact is that I'd rather have my car down here (working) then sell it to some stranger who will never love it like I do. I know that is retarded...but I really loved that car. Oh well...onward I guess.
My job is still going good, I still like it a lot, although I could really use some help coaching. I feel like I'm doing more than my share of work. Thats all I can say about that. My kids are great. Some of the coaches are going to swim like a mile across Charlotte Harbor tomorrow...watch out for the gators, I'll be watching from the other side with a fruity cocktail. Good luck guys!
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Tah Tah for now Current Mood: hot
|Tuesday, June 17th, 2003|
Hello there, today we are going to talk about one of the things I hate the most. Girls, I know you'll feel me. I went to the hairdresser on Saturday, I did not know this woman but (stupid me) I thought she knew what she was talking about. I hand her a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like (light brown with some carmel highlights) very Jennifer Aniston looking. This lady said it would be no problem at all...so I let her have at it. 3 hours later my hair looked so bad that I wanted to cry. It is a wierd dark brown that looks like its green at the ends (from it being so blonde) I cant even tell you how pissed off I was, I spent 2 years growing my hair long to have this lady fuck it up in 3 hours! I wouldnt pay the full amount she wanted, I cant believe I paid at all. When I went into work my boss told me that her hair stylest is amazing and could fix it (my boss has great hair) So I went to see her today and she promised that she would fix it and I would love it...I guess we'll see next Wednesday. Argh!
In other news: I've updated my picture for you all...I thought it was cute. Keith is doing better, his foot is healing slowly but you cant see his foot-meat anymore (thank god...that was gross). Mike, Dave, and Kat are moving to SanFransisco (yay!) Almost everyone is gone from Kleiser-Walczak except Travis and Erik, I hope that the company is cracking open. They owe everyone a LOT of money (including Kevin) I'm thinking about calling my lawyer.Bastards.
So, there are more of you reading this than I thought...but yet in my comment section I only get the occasional crap comment from strangers, so do me a favor if you read this leave one!
Gotta go to work, tah tah for now!
Hi Kat 8) Current Mood: crazy
|Sunday, June 8th, 2003|
Hello friends and foes. Today was another scorching hot Florida day...92 degrees with 40% chance of rain, I think the weather guys should just take the summer off down here it is exactly the same all summer.
The past week or so has been uneventful for the most part. I've taken on the roll of the "everything" girl, running errands, going to work, and helping take care of Keith (Kevins brother) who just had some really nasty foot surgery. He was doing well until it got infected and now he is on IVs 3 times a day in between doctors appointments. Poor kid is all jacked up.
Everyone is moving out to California...I guess that means that I should start looking for jobs or schools in L.A. or San Fransisco...I am a slave to the migration. Although I am looking forward to being with a group of friends again, I feel like I should be out having more fun...christ, I'm only 23 and I'm at home on a Saturday night typing in my geeky online journal and watching Kevin play video games! Yep, time to spice things up a bit.
People I wish were here this weekend:
3. Mike and Dave (they get the same line because they are attached at the ass)
5. My Mom
Thats all for now, if I don't miss you...maybe you should give me a call ;) Current Mood: contemplative
|Friday, May 23rd, 2003|
|Come Out, Come Out....
Hello journal friends...and journal enemies. I have a few things to say today. First, we need to talk about the bug situation going on in Florida. Here is the senerio....Kevin and I are in the shower, I get out to dry off and when I put on my towel to exit the bathroom I see a HUGE spider on the floor next to my underwear! It was so big I thought it was rubber! So I FREAKED out and threw Kevin out of the shower to save me. It freaked him out to...he had to beat the hell out of it with a shoe. I found out later that it was a non-venomous wolf spider (small pang of guilt for the brutal death) but good god...I have never seen a spider that big in my life!!! I will never feel safe in the bathroom again!
My gymnastics kids are amazing, I taught a 6 year old how to do standing back tucks...you may not know what that is, just say wow because it is really good. The rest of them are awesome as well.
And now I would like to make a few statements to whomever left me that nasty little comment in my comment section a few entry's ago:
I enjoy reading comments from anyone who feels like leaving one, even if that person has a bad opinion of me...that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. If you want to get down and dirty with words I'm all for it...BUT at least have the common courtesy to leave your name so I know who I am dealing with, you left one anonymous comment...fine. But in the future lets not be such a pussy huh? If you are interested in my life enough to read my journal AND leave a comment then at least leave your name at the bottom of whatever shitty thing you need to say, and I promise that I will sign my name after I reply.
~Have a nice day. Current Mood: happy