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arrg [04 Nov 2005|11:53am]
So the good news and bad news for gina this week.

1.Brand new car was dealt 7k worth of damage from Wilma and the tree that fell on it. It will take 30 days to repair or more, and It will cost me 900 to rent a car.

2. I have to find a way to tell my crazy Italian mother that I will be spending Xmas eve with Chris's Dad, and not at home.

1.To cheer me up chris and I got a 6ft. fake Xmas tree from target and got about 8000 colored awesome fun lights for it. Its a total fire hazard and its at least 3 weeks too early to have up, but we love it.

2. Graduation is coming up in 6 weeks and Im very excited.
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exhailing now [13 Oct 2005|02:36pm]
God I havnt added a journal entry in forever. For two reasons. 1. I had nothing to write about that didnt consist of a complaint 2. No one reads this shit anymore, anyway.

I changed my mind. I really dont care if any one reads this, because I finally resolved a major crisis in my life and the world has lifted off my shoulders. My mom has been very very sick. To the point of almost being house ridden. Doctors cant help her pain, and her level of depression frightens me. Her only goal in life anymore, is to walk me down the isle, and I have to do everything I can to help her.

Having said this, I cant fight with her over my wedding anymore, no more petty things. I give in. I want to make this wedding everything shes dreamed about. And I no longer have to choose between chris and her. She wins, and Chris... hes the most amazing man Ive ever known. He has gracefully given in, with a smile no less. To those of you who dont know Chris, you have no idea what this means.

Its hard to put into words what the last few months have been like for me, but after a conversation I had with him today, ive never been so sure that hes who I want to marry. I cannot wait for our honeymoon. Spending 2 weeks with him in New Zealand is going to amazing.

talos_affinity: It's your day to be the princess and it's your mom's day to make it all happen, and I want the two of you to enjoy it. I love you.

Thanks, baby.
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who would have thought [29 Aug 2005|04:34pm]
My diamond ring sparkles. Its so funny, how you can have a wedding date, and know your gonna be with someone forever... but there is just somthing more real about it when theyre on their knees putting a ring on your finger.

Its more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.
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peace [10 Aug 2005|05:52pm]
I cried today. But this time, it was out of sheer happiness, and releif.

Chris's mom got her check from the government today. For the past 6 months, chris and i have been supporting 2 houeholds on one income.
We've eaten nothing but ramen noodles, scraped together money for just enough gas to get us places, and had to resort to borrowing money from family. Its been so hard, so humbling, so wearing.. on our mind, bodies, and relationship. At times I thought it would never end.

But now those days are gone. We have to support only us, Im working and making good money, and we can build our lives. We can save for our wedding, our future, everything weve always dreamt up for ourselves.

Stability is one of the most amazing feelings on earth. There is nothing better in life than to come home to a warm house, a person who loves you unconditionally waiting there, and a family who would sacrifice anything for your well being. It took me 22 selfish years to understand that fact. I am blessed.
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Life is odd [03 Aug 2005|08:49am]
Its like 8:15 am and I am up for no good reason. I didnt have the alarm set until 9, when Id have to get up for work, but I figured Id be a supportive girlfriend and get up with chris.

God Im tired.

I dont think Ive ever written an LJ entry in the morning. I would imgaine this wont be too sensical. SO I landed my job with pay. Thats good. Im hoping my boss wont fuck me over with the pay. Im really anxious to sign my contract already. Human Resource Manager. Not a bad title.

Im sooo excited about my upcoming trip. I dont care that part of it is with family.. I just need to get away. With school and work, and everything demanding my time an effort I have lost myself. All chris and I do is start petty stupid fights with each other about nothing important at all. We both need the vacation to unwind ourselves.

Is it bad when you want to throw a plate at someones head because they keep leaving their clothes on the floor in every room of the house? See what I mean? Totally need to get away.

Isnt it frustrating when someone asks you "whats wrong" and you want to tell them, but for whatever reason, you cant?

I lost 5 lbs. yay me. only 900000 more to go. Counting calories sucks. But a fatties gotta do what a fatties gotta do.
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Bullshit [20 Jul 2005|01:02pm]
Being an intern, being this age, and trying to get ahead in this world is such bullshit. They train you in college to critical think, to have all these new ideas, to share with people fresh new ways to look at things. So we go out into our internships, new jobs, and we optimisitcally think we have a handle on things. We try and show people what we are capable of, what assests we have to offer.

But it doesnt fucking matter. Does anyone value our opinions? I get nothing but shut down. "shes young, shes not married, she has no kids, she has no real work experience"

Business people and bosses placate you and smile and pretend to care and listen to your ideas but no one gives a shit. After all, its good politics to say "great idea, Ill look into it." But they have no intention of ever giving your idea a second thought. Its bullshit, its fake, and no respect exisits.

Its a rare person who will look at a 22 year old Girl, and say wow "she has some great ideas, shes going some place, let me follow through and show interest."

Im sorry im not 45 yrs old. Im sorry Im not married with kids. Im sorry I have no work experience. And Im sorry the future of business is dictated by arrogant closed minded assholes.
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Fat kids gotta eat.. icecream? [13 Jul 2005|02:02pm]
So in my quest for random and exciting places to travel to, I have found that the Four Seasons, Bali http://www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay/weddings/index.html, is for me.

Any trip where I can be privatly naked in the ourdoors for about 80% of the day, is a dream come true. Furthermore, who the hell goes to Bali? The idea is so random, as is the place. Yet astonishingly breathtaking. Indonesia here I come.

Oh, yea, and the Four Seasons Bali has been named the World Best Hotel like 5 years in a row now.

So Chris has this thing now where when he cant say he's "sorry," he just tries to aplogize to me the fat kid way, and offers me dessert. "Common honey *kiss kiss* you want me to buy you some cold stone, would that make you feel better?"

And being the fat kid I am, it ususally works.
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Well since Im paying.... [08 Jul 2005|09:13am]
And now begins the pissing contest. The power struggle between my mom, Chris's Dad, and Chris, to control all aspects of the wedding. Oh god, why kind of monster did I create. Its ok Gina, nothing has to be booked until September, you have 8 weeks.

Insert 2 paragraphs of ranting here.

Insert 1 paragraph of how lovely it is to have an empty apartment.

Insert another paragraph about how excited I am that my internship is no longer full time, due to the start of my school semester, yay!
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[05 Jul 2005|02:29pm]
Heavenly weekend. Heavenly. First weekend alone with just me and Chris in our own empty apartment. It felt so amazing. We cooked togther, made the worlds best french fries and pineapple upside cake. Even sitting next to each other and reading was romantic. It was a much needed break and I will have fond memories of it always.

My internship- turned full time and unpaid job still sucks. Ive become apathetic and have taken the Office Space approach. I am just in it for the free post-its and supplies. In fact, Im at work right now typing up an LJ entry, and planning my wedding, because well, fuck em.

Furthermore, I leave you all with the hit recipe of my 4th of July weekend.
Honey Nut Chicken Sticks Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
Recipe Summary Difficulty:
Easy Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

2 pounds chicken tenders
Salt and pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
A splash milk
2 cups honey nut flavored cereal (recommended: Honey Nut Corn Flakes)
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
2 tablespoons grill seasoning (recommended: Montreal Seasoning)
1/4 cup vegetable oil, eyeball it

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Place flour in a large shallow dish. Coat chicken in flour. Beat eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Combine cereal, bread crumbs, paprika, poultry seasoning, grill seasoning and vegetable oil in food processor. Transfer breading to a shallow dish. Place a nonstick baking sheet near chicken breading station. In batches, take flour coated chicken and coat in eggs then in breading and place on nonstick cookie sheet. When all the chicken has been coated, transfer to oven and bake 15 minutes, until evenly brown and cooked through. Cool and serve, or pack up for a picnic! This chicken may be served hot or cold.
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Yo Motherfucka Weeeeeeeeeeee [29 Jun 2005|04:53pm]
Last night was great. *thinks back* I knew we had it in us.

Date night tonight YAY. Going to see Batman Begins. Hope it doesnt suck.

And the most important part of this entry:

My mother-in-law MOVES out this week. She got the keys to hew new apt. in Palm Beach and and started moving shit out today. She should have it all done by this friday.

I might cry. For those of you who are close to me, you know what a historic eveny in my life this is.

ALONE ALONE ALONE ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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All I can see is uphill [28 Jun 2005|06:00pm]
Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, you will never be happy. No matter how much effort you put forth, you never seem to get to the place you want to be?

For every two steps foward, you take three giant steps back.

Wow, this is all very bleek, I know.

Life, at is best right now, is bizarre. The intership may turn into a permanent job. (my mentor took a forever leave of absence)
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Cherry Cherry [06 Jun 2005|03:58pm]
So everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. I just leased a brand new car, Mazda 3, velocity red, black interior, power everything . BUT, I am waiting for my insurance company to confirm the quote they gave me. If they try and fuck me over, the car goes back to the dealership. I will cry but I can only afford what I can afford. Well, Chris is paying for most of it at the moment but still.

God I hope i dont have to return the car. Its so sexy. Insurance companies make me nervous. It so awesome looking. I named her Cherry.
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You've got to know where your towel is [01 Jun 2005|03:45pm]
So I am to learn about the real world, and drive to hallendale in rush hour traffic in the name of an internship. Suck it up Gina, suck it up and grow the hell up. In other news, a murder mystery wedding might be the worst idea ever. Wow, TLC, wow.

On a more disturbing note, Jeb Bush will probably be the president one day. In ancient China, multiple family members ruling over land made it a dynasty. When people wanted to overthrow a dynasty they usually did it with giant war elephants. Its a shame how times change.

BEST QUOTE: It is most gratifying that your enthusiasm for our planet continues unabated. As a token of our appreciation, we hope you will enjoy the two thermonuclear missiles we've just sent to converge with your craft. To ensure ongoing quality of service, your death may be monitored for training purposes. Thank you.

Thank you Douglas Adams
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[27 May 2005|11:46am]
My grandma died this morning. Two bad phone calls this week is two too many. I cried for Valerie being ill, and now this. I know grandma was old, but she was the only grandparent I had left. My poor Valerie, I hope you will be ok.
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home is where the pocky is [23 May 2005|10:25am]
So life is back to normal now. Thank god. The house is starting to look so empty with Johns stuff gone, and Hazels stuff packed up and moving out slowly. The end of the process should be done in a coulpe of weeks. And then, silence. Sweet sweet privacy and silence. This weekend was great. Went on all the new rides, saw all the new attractions. Saw art that is destined to be in our apartment. But my favorite part is how Chris makes his steadfast statment: "by next trip here, that painting will be ours." And then next trip comes and sure enough, we go home with it. And on a side note, pocky is the best candy in the world. you can only get it in comic and games stores because its an asian import, but pocky rules and I bow before it.
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[19 May 2005|05:03pm]
Last night might have been the most bizarre phone conversation Ive ever had. All the way from St. Louis, 12 drinks from sobriety, he calls me. Its him, but its altered him. Hes emotional. When hes in that state hes verbos and sensitive and changes moods at the drop of a hat. He told me about a girl that was hitting on him, but how all he could do was think of me. For hours he went on a rampage about how much he adored me and how he wants to marry me. In my head It seemed as though I should have been floating... but I wasnt.

I dont like him drinking that much, especially when hes that far away. I am anxious, and what would have noramlly sent happy tears down my face, gave me and uneasy feeling in my stomach.

He comes home tommorow evening. I need him here now. I need to talk to sober him. I need him to tell me that to my face.

Sometimes, I wish I were marrying someone who refused to drink.
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Birthday gone wrong [12 May 2005|07:14pm]
So my bday started nice and then went dramatically downhill. Halfway through the night poor Chris got sick and threw up. He has some sort of viral thing going on. I felt so bad for him. All he kept saying was "Im so sorry baby, Im ruining your day." It was so sad. I couldnt do much to console him or make him feel better. I felt toally helpless.

On the upside, while he was feeling well earlier, we ate a fabulous cuban dinner and went to barnes and nobles and read books on Hong Kong together in research of our honeymoon destination. It was fun. Yea, they eat snakes in Hong Kong. Yay honeymooon. I cant wait.

He leaves for st. louis on monday for a week on a work trip. Im gonna miss him.
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The polls are in. [06 May 2005|10:26am]
[ mood | anxious ]

Before it was just speculation, but now its a scientific fact.

The World Revolves around The Napolitano's.

Thats right, the earth makes its revolutions around the sun because the Napolitano's wanted it that way. And there is a general rule that proves the overwhelming dominance and general selfishness of my family. The rule is very simple. It states that within the first 10 seconds of any visit, I will unavoidably encounter certain remarks.

Second 10- Dad opens "Oh you remembered where we live? How nice of you."
Second 9 - Mom stares and adds "So thats what you look like, I had forgotten."
Second 8 - Sister forces her youngest into my arms and yells "take care of your godson."
Second 7 - Brother asks for free tickets to a concert
Second 6 - Brother then shoves child in my other free arm
Second 5 - Dad shakes head at mini skirt and asks me to "throw a party and invite my skirt down"
Second 4 - Mom asks why Chris looks so unhappy
Second 3 - Dad asks why Chris looks so unhappy
Second 2 - Cat turns her ass to me
Second 1 - In Unison they all ask "your leaving so already?!!"

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white gina. [03 May 2005|06:57pm]
God its been forever and a day. Since there has be a resurgence of journal entries amongst my friends, I've decided why the hell not. Some updates in my life:

1. My last day at Radio X is May 27th. Thank Allah.

2. There will be no inlaws living with me as of July 1st. They are all moving out. Praise Jesus this time.

3. I have joined thefacebook community. At least I'm not on friendster.

Other than that, life has been pretty busy and stressful. Remodeling a house is very hard to do, and even harder when 3 people are butting heads constantly.

And for the record, I have officially lost the Chris/family battle. Yea, I wave my white flag. Some things are certainties, no wins.

More later. Talking to an old friend from high school. heh. bizarro.
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.. [15 Mar 2005|05:52pm]

feel better

no one reads this shit anyway

Good thing im doing this for myself.

Last night was blissful.

let me forget all bad things, amnesia....
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