hillarygayle: (Agent Smith Not So Bad)
2017-06-10 05:22 pm

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 I'm so excited about our upcoming RV trip! Bryan has a training in Hot Springs; it's where the Arkansas School for Math, Science & the Arts is located, so as a math teacher, it's where most of his continuing education occurs. Ganon & I are going to go with him this time, & we're taking the RV! Bryan has the option of staying in the dorms at the school, but Ganon & I are going to camp at the KOA. It has a pool & wifi, and it's really close to Magic Springs/Crystal Falls, a combo amusement park/water park. $40 per night is a sight better than you can get from the vast majority of hotels!

I'm not having a great day today. I'm just baseline crabby and everything that goes wrong seems to stick out in my mind. First the farmer's market was sold entirely out of tomatoes. Then came the grocery trip where I realized I'd forgotten my wallet & had to put half my cart back so I could pay with a random MasterCard gift card I happened to have. Then when I tried to bake cookies (I was gonna bring some to Brigette, one of my coworkers who I haven't worked with in ages), they came out really crappy. Some of them were overbaked because I forgot to set the timer, and others just went flat & weird. I did something wrong, but I'm not sure what it was.

Day is looking up, though, because we're ordering Indian. Bryan is getting chicken vindaloo, and I'm getting chicken korma. I think now I'm going to take a moment to go & plug up my RV & sit in it while I research things to do in Hot Springs. :) 
hillarygayle: (Agent Happy)
2017-05-31 05:42 pm

Check one off the bucket list!

Throughout grad school, I thought about the things I'd get to do when I got out of school and started working. The first things, of course, were getting all my student loans lined up so I could get the payments started. Getting the credit card that we'd lived on for 5 months paid down, that sort of responsible adult thing. But there were a few things I wanted to do just for fun. Of those things, the most reachable goal was a motorhome.

Well...goal achieved. <3

hillarygayle: (Hottie Camera)
2017-01-02 10:34 am

And we're back

I've decided to import my LiveJournal account over here & start using Dreamwidth for primary again. Very few of the people I used to know on LJ are still there, and in any case I can & will continue cross posting from here. It's just that it makes me somewhat anxious for my blog to be housed entirely on some Russian servers, especially in the current political climate. I'm nervous I could somehow lose all of that writing, and I've been writing on this journal for literally more than a decade.

It's been 20 years to the day since I burned my hands back in 1997. That thought struck me this morning.

Today is for chilling out, taking the Christmas tree down, & getting the garage door back to where we can park Bryan's car in the garage again. Off I go to have more coffee! 
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2017-01-01 12:00 pm
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  • Sun, 00:03: 2016, thanks for the doctorate but you took my mentor & some of my favorite celebrities. Go on, and let the door hit ya.
  • Sun, 00:08: Here begins 2017, and my word of the year is "explore." New hobbies, languages, expanding my pursuits.
  • Sun, 00:08: RT @Darediva: Clean sweep, fore and aft. Your ship has sailed, 2016.
  • Sun, 01:07: https://t.co/EM4iWla5Ft
  • Sun, 01:08: RT @aspillane: When a 12-year old has to advise the President-elect of the United States of America he should act with grace and maturity.…
  • Sun, 01:09: RT @EsKaLiDiNg: Jan 20: Trump places his hand on a book he hasn't read + takes an oath he won't keep: to protect a constitution he doesn't…
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2016-12-29 12:00 pm
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hillarygayle: (Hillary Dark Queen)
2016-12-28 05:38 pm

2017: Explore

I don't do New Year's resolutions. They're always so specific, and failing one a single time destroys my motivation to keep it. I've never successfully turned one into a habit. I do like coals, though, and I'm a big picture lady, so I prefer to choose a word for the year. It's a single word that encompasses all of the things I want to focus on and what I want to get out of the year.

2015 was balance.
2016 was progress.
2017 is explore.

I have been so focused, so single minded for the last 3 years. This year is time to go off my leash and explore new hobbies (surely there's some form of exercise I actually like), study new things (Spanish!) and travel to visit people & places.
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2016-12-28 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 14:31: @MissCreech4 Hi, Hillary Creech! I'm also Hillary Creech...and I just wonder if you're the person who's emails I'm getting.
  • Tue, 14:31: @MissCreech4 You wouldn't happen to have a very cute dog currently in boarding, would you?
  • Tue, 14:32: I really want to join the online mourning for Carrie Fisher, but I'm at work. Suffice it to say I'm devastated. :(
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2016-12-27 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 23:34: RT @Nola_Lee_Kelsey: Dear Pres. Obama, Please hide the nuclear codes in a science book. No one in the next administration will ever find th…
  • Mon, 23:34: RT @pourmecoffee: RIP. As epitaphs go, doesn't get much more badass. "Vera Rubin, Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88" https…
  • Mon, 23:38: RT @EmilyneMondo: George Michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter I was volunteering at. I've never told anyone, he asked we didn't…
  • Mon, 23:42: Acute gastroenteritis was the word of the day here in the Creechdom. Fortunately everyone seems to be mending.
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2016-12-26 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 00:47: Sweet lordamercy. So that's Christmas in the emergency department. Damn.
  • Mon, 00:47: I am quite tired, to put it diplomatically.
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2016-12-20 08:50 pm
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  • Mon, 22:33: Ganon: *x files theme* Me:Go to sleep you little memelord. G: MEMELORDS DO NOT SLEEP. Me: ...that's probably accurate.
  • Mon, 22:38: RT @JamilahLemieux: RT if a Black feminist improved your worldview.
  • Mon, 22:48: .@creech42: I was thinking the gunmetal gray [reference to cars]. Ganon: Gray? GRAY. Are you serious right now?! Do they not have red?!
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2016-12-18 03:06 pm
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2016-12-12 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 09:20: Waiting outside the courtroom for a friend having birth certificate changed. Don't know if I can just go in & sit?!
  • Mon, 09:21: He was already inside when I arrived.
  • Mon, 09:25: I am gratified, however, that my mind control worked on the folks at court & my friend's case was one of the first.
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2016-12-08 12:00 pm
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  • Thu, 10:03: I get anxious giving my name at Starbucks, just waiting for a Trump supporter to jump on me for giving the staff...y'know, my NAME.
  • Thu, 10:04: Grateful for an hour to just sit at Starbucks & leisurely drink a coffee before work, though. 11-11 shift is pretty sweet.
  • Thu, 10:05: It eats up my evenings, but so does the 9-9 shift, and that one eats up my mornings as well.
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2016-12-05 11:32 pm
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2016-12-04 03:53 pm

The Illustrated Meme

Four names I go by:
1. Hillary
2. Creech
3. Doc
4. Mama

Four places I have lived:
1. Current house in Jonesboro, AR
2. A rice farm outside Weiner, AR
3. An apartment on Preston Oaks Road in Dallas, TX
4. The "married apartments" at Harding University in Searcy, AR

Four things I love to watch on TV:
1. The Great British Bake Off
2. Anything Star Trek
3. Steven Universe
4. The weather

Four places I have visited this year:
1. Dallas, Texas
2. Chicago, Illinois (my first time!)
3. Memphis, Tennessee
4. Little Rock, Arkansas

Four favorite drinks:
1. Coffee
2. Dr. Pepper
3. Dirty gin martinis
I discovered last night that I like dirty gin martinis!
4. Grapefruit Izze soda

Four favorite foods:
1. Sushi (salmon, tuna, & scallops are my faves)
2. Fruit pie (you name the fruit: apple, cherry, peach, blackberry, raspberry, whatever)
3. Broccoli
4. Fresh baked bread

Four favorite fantasy expenditures if I won a mega lottery:
1. A house. One that LOOKS like a 1970s modern but has all top notch plumbing & electrical & the fanciest smart home stuff. Also I want a hidden room, like behind a cabinet or a bookshelf. :)
2. An Urban Decay lipstick vault
3. A top-of-the-line remodel for St. Mark's kitchen
4. A couple of surgeries for my friends who need them.
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2016-11-30 12:00 pm
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2016-11-29 12:00 pm
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hillarygayle: (Hillary Dark Queen)
2016-11-28 10:05 pm

Christmas Tree 2016

My Christmas aesthetic can be summed up in one word: sparkles!

Here it is, all decorated!

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2016-11-28 12:00 pm
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  • Sun, 18:20: JUST NOW discovering that Kroger's app will organize your list by aisle based on your local store. Best thing to happen to my ADD.
  • Sun, 23:05: RT @pourmecoffee: I wonder what it would cost to fly a plane carrying a banner with the popular vote tally around Trump Tower all day.
  • Sun, 23:20: RT @Amy_Siskind: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember. Here's my list…