caitlin_chan (caitlin_chan) wrote,

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Sometimes, small towns are a blessing

Especially when you're looking for a birthday gift for your mother and have absolutely no idea at all.

In other words, me and my dad went looking for something to buy for Mum for her birthday. Neither of us had a clue, so we decided to go over to Pennington's, since Mum likes their clothes. The ladies there knew exactly who we were and with their help (and memories of what Mum was looking at last time she was in the store) we managed to put together a very satisfactory bunch of clothes. Woot!

Also bought my brother's birthday present today; I got him a 512 meg micro SD/trans-flash card for his cell phone, as it only came with a 32 meg one. It holds six songs. ^^;; We have too many July birthdays in my family: Dad, Uncle Don, Mum and Aunt Marion, and then Tim, my brother. In less than ten days. Dad's is on the second of July, and Tim's is on the eleventh - meaning I ended up having to buy everyone's presents on one paycheque. OW. My bank account is crying in pain.

August, however, contains only my and my maternal grandmother's birthdays so everyone's bank accounts have recovered by the time gift time for me rolls around. Yay-ness. This year, I actually have ideas for my birthday - stuff for school. I want a mini-fridge, a small TV, a VCR, and the B&D (I think) soup cooker thing that beautydreaming has, which also functions as a kettle, KD maker, and rice cooker, among other things. It's also only $20.00, which is really good. I have a fairly good chance of getting everything I want for my birthday, since there isn't anything else I'm asking for. Dad was already looking at TVs at Wal-Mart tonight with me, and teasing me about buying the *shudder* pink one for me. I told him I'd beat on him as best as I could (he is over six feet and outweighs me by a good 50 - 60 pounds, after all, not to mention just being stronger). Even if I don't get what I want, it won't be that expensive to buy most of it.

In other news, I have tendonitis again. This is at least the fourth or fifth time that work has given me tendonitis - and of course, I still have to go to work, although it hurts to type. I did, however, get to leave early today. See, last time I had tendonitis, I was taking Naproxen 325's three times a day, which made me a little spacey, but not too, too bad; this time, however, I'm taking the 500's twice a day. As in, right before I go to work, and at supper time. I was... how shall I say, semi-stoned at work today. The trainee who was sitting with me to shadow could actually follow what I was doing, as I wasn't firing on all cylinders. I was working at about 40% efficiency and they were probably going to send people home because we over-staffed, so I got to go home after lunch. They hadn't officially said they were going to send people home, but if they did I'll get put in for an exception.

Hopefully by tomorrow, my fourth dose, I'll have adjusted a bit more to the strength of the medication and I won't be quite so out of it.

So yes, beautydreaming, I was doing my Kevin impression today, but it wasn't my fault! XD It was the damn Naproxen!

And just because I can, here's another one of those quiz-y things.

You Are 88% Open Minded

You are so open minded that your brain may have fallen out!
Well, not really. But you may be confused on where you stand.
You don't have a judgemental bone in your body, and you're very accepting.
You enjoy the best of every life philosophy, even if you sometimes contradict yourself.
Tags: family, memes/quizzes, personal, university, work

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