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Decided to change the header and colours. It's my favourite 'friends' photo and it was only a few days ago when I learnt there was also one of their backs too so I decided to make a new header and thus a change in colours to go with it.
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Oh my god I have to vent.

So one of my friends has been the topic of bitching for months. She's had a rough year I won't deny that but her choices and actions are not helping her situation and I don't know how she expects us to act, but she's not getting a lot of sympathy from us.

The year starts off with J (as I will call her from now one) getting into a new uni course (after deciding she didn't like her old one - no bitching here as she stuck with it as long as she possibily could and after she quit J did get a full time job) After 3 days of Uni J decides to quit. 3 days! At my uni we have 2 weeks to change our units/subjects and then about a month to quit without getting fined. One of my friends thought this may be due to another one of my friends who J has had a crush on since they met, but he has stated that she's only ever going to be friend, leaving his full time job in another state and returning to us and just working part time now while he decides what he wants to do.

Fine, we get over this. It's J's choice not harming anyone. Her car gets stolen which is very sad and she starts getting people to come get her from work when there's a bus that almost goes straight past her house. Anyway car returns soon enough and this is gotten over quickly too.

So for a few months J is just working at her job at a department store where she works customer service or layby. We discover that J thinks normal register shifts are beneath her and is often giving them away. She starts getting less shifts when she somehow upsets the layby manager so J decides to take a job with her sister fruit picking for 2 months. This job lasts 7 days before she returns home. J wanted one of my friends to drive 3 hours there to pick her up and take her home that day meaning a 6 hour trip in total because she couldn't hack it anymore. J was pissed when my friend turned her down.

J returns to work at the deparment store but is quickly phased out by getting only a couple of shifts a week so she decides to get a full time job. Or more start looking for one. meanwhile J is running out of money and starts borrowing money from us. She also gets behind a lot on her board payments to her parents who aren't just charging her board because they're teaching her about life but rather actually need that money because neither can work full time due to illness. J slowly learns she can't come out all the time, but when she does sort of excepts others to pay for her. Now all this time I'm thinking J is looking for a full time job. She's not. Her idea of looking for a job is spending an hour a day looking on the job net sites. Now this would be fine for a causal job, but  for a full time postion I expected J to be ringing people and posting resumes and stuff. Nope.

So this goes on for while and now the latest thing is that she's now 'happy' to be on antidepressants. Now when I say this I don't mean J actually has depression. Her GP prescribed to her. I'm a psyc student I know the criteria someone has to met to have depression and I doubt GPs follow that criteria but rather go 'oh you're sad have some meds'. The reason J is happy is that now she's told her new workplace, another department store, that she can only work 8 hours a week. I have no idea where this random number comes from as it makes no sense to me. She can work more than 8 hours a week she just doesn't want to. She'd rather sleep all day and bludge around. For someone who's in a lot of debt and has little income coming in (she does get welfare payments) she's not doing a lot to fix the problem. Also by being marked down as having depression it's easier for her to get her govenment check because it means she doesn't have to prove she's looking for a job because she's too depressed to do so. Bullshit.
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lala...finished (almost) my major assignments for now. One minor one due Monday. Panicked over my chances of getting into more uni next year. I have to get good marks in my core psyc units this year to  get in and last sesmesters results weren't that great....we'll see.

bored.

How much longer till Veronica Mars starts?
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I uploaded a bunch of new icons today. Felt it was time for a change. Maybe one day I'll post all the icons i've been making. I have 3 sets in the works at the moment. 1 is a Lost/Alias set and the other two are what I call full circle sets which are many icons of the first and last episode of Charmed and Alias (the two dvds I've been watching lately) and one icon from every episode in between. Mostly working on Charmed at the moment, but I do an Alias icon every now and then. I have many icons I probably should post sometime...

So Steve Irwin died today. That was a shock. I have to admit though myself and others I know were all thinking that one day a croc would seriously injure him (eg bite his hand off or something), but I don't think that we expected it in such a realistic way, more of a joke because of who Irwin was and how he acted around dangerous animals. All the Australian media are of course doing their special reports talking with Irwins friends and coworkers, I wonder who will get an interview with his wife Terry, or if she'll even speak to the media. Maybe she'll just do one public interview or something....poor Bindi and Bob...

I wonder if the Chaser boys will do anything about him this week with their War on Everything. Irwin's an easy target for comedy, but I wonder what the comics of Australia (and around the world) are going to do with it considering it's the biggest news of the week and it'd be odd for them to avoid it. Perhaps they'll do something tasteful...who knows. And yes I'm odd thinking about what the comedians are going to say, but I love the Chaser boys and the Glass House and I ponder if Irwin's death will have an impact on the content of something other than the news programs.
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You know I think I really ought to write in here more often. Must make a mental note of that,

I am poor. I have little money in the bank. But yay for me finally putting some of it into my savings account which was closed eariler this week due to it having no monies in it. Of course it's reopened now with money in it. I also managed to set up a nice little thing where a proption of my pay goes into my savings account every week. Of course I plan to try and put more than this amount into my savings each week, but if I end up doing some impluse buying at least *somthing* goes in there each week.
Also my 2nd hand psychology books are finally selling. Yay! More money my way. My sister is also learning to drive in MY car with MY petrol, but I borrowed money from dad to buy petrol eariler this week so in order to shut me up I don't have to pay him back. Even MORE money for me. yay!

Yes I am a money whore at the moment, but not worrying about money makes me happy 'cause I have to worry about my studies more. I need good marks this year in order to continue my psychology studies, but if I don't get the marks to get into the further study psyc stuff and finish Uni with simply a Bachelor of Arts I don't really know what I can do in the workforce. I don't mind the idea of getting a full time job next year it's more I don't know what. Then again if I got a full time job I'd still want to achieve my dream of becoming a full-fledging counselling psychologist so i'd only want to be there for a year. Oh well I guess I've just got to study had this sesmester and obtain good marks and hopefully be able to continue Uni and be happy.
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changed the colours and header as I predicted. As mcuh as I love HIMYM Charmed is over and they'll be nothing new charmed wise to celebrate so I decided to change my header to celebrating Charmed's 8 years. PLus I like this header better than the other one. :D
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Changed the layout today. I'm not sure how long the header will last, I don't like the way it cuts of Ted like that. I might change the header and colour scheme to Charmed if I can be bothered making another header...
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6/6/06....spooky.

Not really. Haven't seen the Omen. Don't plan to. Plus don't believe in Satan anyway...

Still interesting date that won't be happening again any time soon.

I've got my first exam tomorrow yay! Not. Didn't do much study. I've had work and 21st birthday and general laziness. I was upset that I had an exam so soon without much time to study, but really I've had pleantly of time I just haven't really used it. Oh well. We'll see how I go. It's pretty basic subject. Psychologial Testing, Ability and Ethics. I've done a lab report on the testing part, the ethics stuff is pretty obvious and covered elsewhere, the ability is probably the most difficult, but in terms of remembering things rather than the content itself.

Then I've got counselling on Friday which I've done nothing for. I plan to do that all on Thursday in a massive cram with a friend of mine. It's only 12 lectures - the first three all on ethics - all about the different techniques one can use. We've covered them in class and again it's simply about knowing which is which.

Two more after that are a bit spread out. One on the 13th - Philosophy, I have the exam questions already so I'll just write up my answers beforehand and try to remember them when I'm in the exam.

Then the following tuesday is my final psyc - Perception and Personality. It's going to be the hardest simply because perception is crap. Everyone hates it and no one really understands it all so we'll see what happens. It's a multichoice exam so as long as I can recongize the answer it'll be all good.

The most worrying thing is my driving test on the monday beforehand. I'm so worried I'm going to make one little mistake - but rather it being one where I just loose a couple of points it's going to be a fatal one like going up the curb or going a tiny bit over the speed limit. Argh. Nervous.

So hopefully by the 21st I'll have my P's and be happy with all my exam results. Then I can work on my new layout. Probably going for a 'How I met your mother' one. I was going to make it Charmed, but I might wait until the s8 DVD's are out so I can do it with good quaility caps.
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