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 My plane flies out tomorrow, and as of Tuesday night I will officially be in Panama.  We have a hold over flight in El Salvador for about an hour, and I'm taking my Gameboy to pass the time.  I'm done packing, and today I'm just going to chill, and play a few video games.  I'm really excited guys!  This will officially be the first time I'm leaving the US.  I will definitely post lots of pics of pics on my journal when I get back.  I will see you all in a week.  :)

I will be updating on my twitter if anyone wants to follow me there.  I have it locked so as soon as you add me I'll add you back as long as I know who you are. :)


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     So my trip to Panama will be a week from now, and I'm pretty excited!  I've never been outside the US before so this should be an awesome experience for me.  We'll spend the first 2 days at a hotel, and from there we go to the resort.  I believe this is some sort of family reunion so I'm looking forward to meeting family I've never met before.  My coworker told me to watch Spanish novellas to brush up on my Spanish.  

     Even if I don't get a chance to watch any I'm sure I'll do fine.  I remember a little bit of Spanish, and I was able to converse with my great grandmother when she came here to visit years ago despite her not speaking English.  I'm looking forward to doing all the touristy stuff, and seeing as much as I can see.  My parents and I are going with about 7 other family members including my sister, and a cousin I've met from Colorado who's about my age.  Needless to say I plan on enjoying my vacation, and making the most of it.

     In other news I watched Season 1 of the new Castlevania series on Netflix yesterday, and it's really good!  I really like the animation, and the plot is really good so far.  I'm also a fan of the games so this was right up my ally.  Here's a trailer.


Also I got a email yesterday about Hulu acquiring HBO which is cool.  I'm considering buying the service with my Hulu account, but only after I come back from the trip.  Apparently the first month is free so that's why I'm waiting until after I get back from the trip to decide if I want to do it or not. 
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So my day was okay.  It got off to a somewhat stressful start cause some person ran a stop sign, and ran in front of my car.  Luckily "I" was paying attention because they sure as hell weren't.  People here drive so horribly, I can't.

Most of the news media keeps talking about the inauguration tomorrow, and I'm pretty much just avoiding reading anything about it.  I've been in good spirits lately, and I won't let anything spoil it if I can help it.

My parents, and I have been getting ready for our trip to Panama in the summer.  We have to get our passports, get our money together, and some other stuff.  I found out that we're actually having a family reunion there, which I wasn't aware of.  Apparently we get to stay at a resort on a private island so that's pretty awesome.  I'm actually really excited about going since it will be my first time out of the country.

As for gaming things I've been playing lots of Bloodborne, and Uncharted 4.  Both games are really fun, but I have to say Bloodborne is super difficult.  It's not one of those games where your character moves from place to place, but more like your trying to figure out how to make your way through a town full of weird looking dead people, and creepy henchmen without getting killed.  It's easier said than done I've realized so far.  That aside I'm progressing rather well in Uncharted so far.  I was sad when his brother got killed.  Also I bought a Gameboy Advance (it looks like this) cause I've always wanted a gameboy.  I've also really been into retro games lately.  I never got to play a lot of the older gameboy titles, and some Nintendo titles even though I had an NES as a kid.  I mostly had really crappy games, and the first 3 Mario games...lol.   I really want to check out Pokemon titles, Metroid, Castlevania (which it comes with), and a bunch of the more well known Nintendo titles like Mario, Kirby, and Donky Kong.  I can't wait to get it.

Next Tuesday I have to go to Jury Duty, which I'm not looking forward to.  I really just hate all the waiting around for several hours, because who likes doing that anyway?  Either way I'll take it in stride and hope that things move along quickly, and that they don't pick me.  

Road trip!

Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:45 am
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 My friend and I initially had plans to just hang out on Monday, but I called her and she asked me If I wanted to go on a road trip to see Charika.  Charika is my best friend who moved away shortly after we graduated high-school.  I said sure since I hadn't seen her in a long time.  So we jumped in my car and embarked on a road trip down to South Texas towards Goliad.  It was a long drive.  It took us about 5 hours to get there, but we had lots of fun sight seeing on the way.  We ended up taking my car since it's new, and I needed to put some miles on it.  If you guys have never been to Texas it is truly like another country compared other places in the United States.  The part we visited was mostly full of corn fields, livestock, oil rigs, and other things people probably associate with Texas.  

On the way there we saw this gigantic gas station called "Buck-ees" or something, and it was what I dubbed "The Six Flags of gas stations" I kid you not.  I was much too apprehensive to actually go in there lmao.  My friend told me about a few incidents her family had in that gas station while traveling.  Apparently there's always a ton of people in there, and I wasn't about to trigger my social anxiety by trying to fight through a sea of people.Read more... )
After that we went back to Charika's job to tell her goodbye, but apparently her supervisor let her leave work early so we took her home.  We sat in her room, and hung out and talked for a while.  Around 2pm we decided we needed to start heading back since it was going to be a long drive.  I had a ton of fun with my friend on my first real road trip.  We'll probably do it again in a couple of years or so to visit her.  I do promise to post some pics of the trip since I took quite a few of them.  My phone is being annoying right now, and doesn't want to transfer the pictures.  Once I get that figured out the next post will be mostly pictures of the places we visited. 

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I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm an artist, and I'm into the Gothic subculture. Things that I enjoy include but are not limited to 80's Music, Reading, Drawing, Animation, Playing bass guitar, Gothic rock, indie music, horror films, anime, comics, video games, and sci-fi novels. I don't know what I'd do without music, and art. I listen to Siouxsie and the Banshees way more than I should.