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chaosconfetti
Date: 2013-06-17 08:44
Subject: And Honeymoon Pictures
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... Are you expecting cute pictures of my husband? hahahahaha NO.

I saw some copperheads! I saved one from getting hit by a car. Nothing like trying to push a venomous snake out of the road with your feet.


Oceanview hotel room.


Butterflies!












I assure you, we did not go to Africa or any other crazy places. Just went to a lot of zoos.




WORLDS TALLEST ESCALATOR!










Taste of Cincinatti




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chaosconfetti
Date: 2013-06-10 10:24
Subject: Top Picks for Wedding Photos
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I have a lot of wedding photos. Here's a couple.



I think this is a victory pose. Man I am so bad at being classy.


I love every single thing about my brothers hair.


You can tell that Dan came just for the food. I can see it in his eyes. Who wouldn't want to come to a wedding catered by your electronics business' recycling company?


I couldn't stand not having my camera and went home to get it moments after the ceremony. Again with the being classy.


Trying to pick a fight with the minister..?


I'd like to think this is a photo of our caterer/recycler Jeff thinking "awh shit man, i should have worn a suit." Little did I realize that I tried really hard to mandate that NOBODY dress up and my mother just wouldn't let me.


Here, Jason for some reason threatens someone with a cake serving apparatus.


And this about sums me up. Everyone is gone, people are cleaning up, and there I am in a wedding dress with a rum and coke playing with my dog.


Overall, it was a great wedding, with great food, and I'm very thankful to all that came. And if you didn't come but RSVPd, it's your fault that I had an entire fridge full of cake afterwords. THANKS. I have tons of cutesy normal wedding photos but who cares about those.
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2013-06-09 17:36
Subject: wait
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Are people using livejournal again? SCORE.
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2013-01-21 10:47
Subject: 2012tastic!
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Ready for my yearly LJ post? At this point I'm just doing it to not break the cycle. NOTHING IN LIFE IS NEW.

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

2012:

1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Uh... I got engaged, but I think that's it.


2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I still don't make resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Nothing particular.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I think I will remember our camping trip this year most of all.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
No significant achievements. Sorry.

9. What was your biggest failure?
No serious failures.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Uh... This is sad, but I think my fish tank stand. My biggest purchase was a fish tank stand.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Nobody in particular.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
One of my bosses, but that's about it.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills and dog.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Camping trip, and getting married :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
TEMPORARY SECRETARY.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you

i. happier or sadder?:
Happier!

ii. thinner or fatter?
Slightly fatter.

iii. richer or poorer?
Equal.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Money-making.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Stressing.

20. How will you be spending New Year's?
I worked in the morning, went home, and was asleep by 9PM.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Nope, same love I've had for four years now.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Oh god. Doctor Who. And Adventure Time.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Yes,

26. What was the best book you read?
I STILL don't read books.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Uh... I've got nothin'.

28. What did you want and get?
Engaged, and some hermit crabs. BUT THEN THEY DIED.

29. What did you want and not get?
A house again. And lots of money.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Er... The Hobbit I guess since it's the only one I saw.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24, and I think I went to Eddie Lees. I don't know, it was more than a year ago now! But on my 25th birthday two days ago I went out for breakfast with Jason and out to dinner with my mom, brother, AND Jason.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Lots of money.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Khakis and polyester work shirts.

34. What kept you sane?
My dog and my favoriteboy.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Still David Tennant. Oh god the David Tennant.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Hahahaha politics.

37. Who did you miss?
Nobody.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Don't think I met anyone really. I guess Gabe wins by default because he's the only one I think I met.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
No.

My opinion on the year 2012:
It was a very simple year, with nothing new or exciting except for the engagement. Getting married in May.
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2012-01-05 08:36
Subject: Yearly Survey 2011
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Mood:indifferentindifferent
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

2011:

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
I got a job in a retail store, a full time job. I got my own puppy that is nobody elses. I went camping, and that was amazing even though it was freezing and I was really sick. I really started to focus on being who I want to be and not who I think I should be. I started losing the fear of taking risks.


2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't make any, but this year I have one; To disregard risks to become who I want to be and do what I want to do. If I am accidentally going to screw myself over, best to do it when I'm young. I want to work with animals, and I want to buy a house.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
A house.

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Oh man, DEFINITELY the day I got my puppy. I mean, have you seen this puppy? Here's his shelter photo, the first glimpse of him I saw:



8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Full time job, that provides insurance (but not until a few days ago.)


9. What was your biggest failure?
Hmm... I don't know. I had lots of little setbacks and personal failures, but nothing huge. Maybe falling behind on my bills a little bit.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had foot surgery to correct a lifelong issue, so that's pretty amazing. Never knew it could be fixed. Still recovering a bit, though.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My only major purchase was my car.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My brother. He's been working hard at getting through things. My mother too, she's had a rough year and stayed strong.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Nobody really.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills, dog.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My puppy, of course. And my new job.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Nothin'. I heard lots of new songs, but nothing to really connect to any events.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you

i. happier or sadder?:
You know, I'm really not sure. About the same I guess. But I am way more excited about my future.

ii. thinner or fatter?
The same, but with more muscle.

iii. richer or poorer?
Richer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Gotten outside, taken photos.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Stressing.

20. How will you be spending New Year's?
I spent most of it at home. Jason was sick, and so was Barsky.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?
No.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Probably Dirty Jobs, though I spent a bit of time revisiting some old favorites as well. I've got a mad crush on Mike Rowe.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Na. I try to keep my hate evenly dispersed among many.

26. What was the best book you read?
I did not read any books.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Maybe Cage the Elephant.

28. What did you want and get?
A puppy, a better job, photography-related things.

29. What did you want and not get?
A house, winning lottery tickets.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Not really in to movies, sorry.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 23, and I don't think I did much of anything. I don't really remember though.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More money, more adventured with my boy.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
I'm getting a little less sloppy in general, but I still don't have any fashion concept.

34. What kept you sane?
My dog, my boy, my camera.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I've got a mad crush on David Tennant even though I don't watch Dr. Who.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Hahahaha politics.

37. Who did you miss?
Nobody really.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
My work buddy Naomi.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
No.

My opinion on the year 2011:
2011 was a hard year, but that set a lot of roots and grounds for future expansion of life and helped me really figure out what it is I want to do. I know that I'm done with IT, I have a lot of things I want to do in the future that I can work towards now that I'm sure that's where I want to go. I did a lot of brainstorming and planning but not a lot of accomplishing, but I think I have a nice platform laid out for myself to have an extremely productive 2012.
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2011-06-11 19:02
Subject: Puppies and work and malformations and life
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Location:livingroom couch for a week
Mood:IN PAININ PAIN
Music:Strategic Air Command in background
Tags:dogs, life
Sorry about the weird formatting. I wrote it all in notepad expecting it to correctly format my HTLM, but livejournal likes to pick and choose what HTML it follows and treats all my physical line breaks as actual line breaks. Boo.

About due for a generalized life post.



Everyone knows I'm an animal lover, always have been. Well, I've finally gotten to the point where I've decided I want it to be the

center of my life, the driving force in my life. I want nothing more than that. So that is what I've been focusing on for the past

year and a half.



Dogs are my passion. I love dogs. So much.



Right now, the steps I am taking in my life to get where I'm trying to go is:



New job. Even though it is by no means an animal care or animal welfare job, I needed something at least CLOSER to get my foot in the

door. I am now a manager at Petsmart. So far, it's going really well for me. I am getting paid more, having a lot more fun, and get

paid vacation and sick days and quarterly bonuses. The kind of stuff I've never had the pleasure of enjoying before!



I am getting my foot fixed. I've had a gimpy foot forever. I thought it was damaged from being broken when I was little. Well, since

I decided the life I want to have some day is going to require me to be able to work hard on my feet, run and job and maybe hike,

handle strong animals, I decided it was a priority to see what can be done about my foot.



Here is an x-ray of my foot. The circled bit is the part they took out.






Turns out I have an extra bone in there in a tendon and the malformation has caused my heel and arch to form incorrectly. They

removed the bone, re-routed my tendon and put in some pins to re-align things



Excruciating right now, and it's a long recovery period, but once it is fully healed I should practically be a new person.



I've been frequently volunteering at the Toledo Area Humane Society. I got in to their dog training program, so now I do weekly

training sessions there for the shelter dogs. Not for the next 8 weeks since my foot is in a big ol' cast, but I was doing it and

will pick up again.



I haven't sure exactly what path I want to take. At least now I know what I'm sure I want to work with, and that is dogs, primarily

improving their welfare.



I got a dog. If you are reading this, then I'm sure you know that already and you are completely sick of hearing about him. He is

very important in my life, I am so thankful I got him. He is also handling my surgery beautifully. Being incredibly gentle and

patient with me. I love my boy.



Jason and I are doing wonderfully. Heck, we've been together just a few months shy of three years. I'm not one to spew a bunch of

mushy lovey-dovey shit, since I don't like to read it, but we are very content together. I'm lucky to have him, and I am lucky he

doesn't hate my dog. :P He is being a huge help so far while I recover from surgery.



I've been doing a lot of macro photography, mostly bugs. I love the hobby, but it isn't anything I want to make a career out of.

Really fun though! I post all my photos on
my FLICKR and I post occasional photos I really like as well as random doodles on
my TUMBLR.




I think that's about all I've got for discussions about my current life and what is going on. The rest of this is going to be solid

dog banter about the future and about other jumbly gunk, so I am going to put it under a cut since I know a lot of people like to

keep up to date on the lives of random people on the internet, but not actually go in depth about it. :P



Dog banter Ahoy...Collapse )

Ok guys, I think I'm done.

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chaosconfetti
Date: 2011-04-06 08:22
Subject: Pictures of my Dog
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Really, that's all. Just pictures of my dog.Collapse )

Can't wait till summer comes and I have sun and bushy grass to take photos in.
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2011-04-01 15:10
Subject: Life is making a dedicated effort to fuck me over.
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Mood:depresseddepressed
Work is terrible. But I am not going in to that.

Have applied for probably forty jobs. only got one call for an interview. Said he'd call back with a date. Never called back.

Decided to go back to school for Vet Tech. Managed to get accepted, even scheduled. But being unable to apply for FAFSA has screwed me over. Can't get the kind of funding I need. No school.

Dog is getting weird bald spots. Have to take him back to the vet.

Broke a tooth. Have to go to the dentist in two weeks.

My last rat is on his deathbed.

Coworker came to work drunk last night, had to yell at him.

Have head a nasty headache for a week.

Was thrilled about a vacation, turns out I can't go because of money problems that don't actually exist.

Had a different vacation planned. Can't go on that one because of actual money problems.

This morning, woke up with an extremely gross painful tonsil.

Went to the urgent care on my lunch. They were closed.

Went to a different one. Lady told me it was a few minute wait. Ten minutes later, same lady told me it was over an hour wait. Left without getting looked at.

Someone had hit my car in the parking lot. Fucked the paint all up. Repair would cost more than the insurance deductible anyhow. No reason to bother. I'll touch it up when the weather gets nicer.

Can't afford to pay all my bills this month.

Fuck the world.
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2011-03-29 20:49
Subject: TUMBLR
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Hey there, my few and far between LJ buddies. I made a tumblr for posting random art.

http://katymccool.tumblr.com/
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chaosconfetti
Date: 2011-03-27 19:09
Subject: Bad memes so nobody thinks I've died.
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Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

Just close your eyes and then remember...Collapse )
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