A small clarification...

Thanks to the responses regarding Stephen King's trade paperbacks. I think I was totally unclear as to what I really wanted to convey. I was thinking the graphic novels that are coming out based on the Dark Tower series. I wanted to know more information as to when they're coming out, and then when they're going to come out in trade paperback format like The Sandman series. So...if there's any info out there I'm game! :)

I have some other good news-I'm so giddy about this. I'M GOING TO SEE NINE INCH NAILS!!!! I can't believe it! I didn't know they were playing at the PNC Bank Arts Center until Eric told me about it on Sunday. So, I was browsing through some sites and found out that tickets were on sale...and I was able to snag a couple of seats-like, actual seats and not lawn seats. I've never been to this venue before but I think it'll be awesome! Sure the seats aren't as close as I'd like-if I had known earlier I would have gotten amazing seats-that's ok, though-it's Nine Inch Nails! I've heard they put on amazing shows. So yeah-I got two tickets-one for me and one for Eric...as an early birthday gift. :) He seemed a little worried about it because he didn't want me to spend too much-but it's a gift-smile and be happy! :) And ultimately he was-as long as I was happy with my purchase-and I am!! *squeals with giddiness*

Until next time...
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    The Cure - Pictures of You

Forever and a day...

Yup-it's been forever and a day since I've updated. I wonder how often I say that. I guess it's when my life is busy I don't really update, and then save a bunch of stuff for one huge update that doesn't even contain half the stuff that's been happening. First things first....Carrie's wedding is coming up-did I mention I'm a bridesmaid? First time! :) We're having the bachelorette party in AC-it'll be awesome-I can't wait for it to happen...and then the wedding. I even have a date-how exciting. :)

The job hunt for a different job is slow and excruciating-and nothing is happening on that front. *sigh*

Springtime is finally here! This makes me really happy. Tonight after work I went out roller blading. I used to be able to do between 8-10 laps around the park-obviously with a break in between. Today I did 4. I didn't want to push myself too hard. With a break I may have been able to do more. Who knows. I just want to get back in shape. I hate sitting around all the time, feeling un-energetic-and then getting exhausted after short periods of time. I was playing tether ball with Eric on Saturday and I was getting sleepy-and now my arms hurt-which means I need to work out-badly. First my legs are going to get in shape-then perhaps my arms? Who knows. But in celebration of spring time, here's a spring time haiku I posted as a comment in neutralface's journal:

Spring time fills the earth
With beautiful sweet colors
From fragrant flowers


I'm going to see Mindless Self Indulgence on May 11th-I'm quite excited. I hear these guys are INSANE in concert-so it should be a treat!

I think what I'm most excited about is the Fairie Festival. You have no idea how stupidly excited I am about this. There are several reasons for this-on top of being an awesome festival that I've sadly only been to once, there's a lot of emotional significance surrounding the festival. It's a shame I stayed away all those years...but I guess I had my reasons. Anywho-it means that I sort of get to camp out for a few days-it's been ages since I did that. I think the last time I did that was actually the last fairie fest! I'll need to post pictures of my outfit once I go. Thank you Laura for helping me pick out the outfit-you rock! :)

I'll try to update more later. But for now, check out what I'm listening to! I know a few of you guys are fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Well-I'm guessing you may have heard of a band called Demons and Wizards. Someone burned for me their cd called Touched By The Crimson King. I'm currently listening to the song...called The Gunslinger. I'll leave the lyrics for you fans of the series. :) I heard that there's an actual soundtrack coming out that goes along with the series. Anyone heard anything about it? Also, anyone heard about the trade paperbacks that are coming out? I want to get my hands on some of those!

The Gunslinger - Demons and Wizards

Songs to sing .
Song of Turtle
And the Cry of the Bear
Awake
I can sense it
Still I'm afraid
Tower Road lies ahead
Commala-come-ka
Ka has come to me
Grey old fellow
If you finally failed the test
What would it mean?
We're getting near
We're getting near
Maid of sorrow
Your time goes by

Fade away
Fade

"Say thank, ya" for the beams are safe my friend
Long days and pleasant nights for you

Save me
The final chord
Don't let it end like this
No, not like this
Tell me
When things were finally getting out of hand
It's out of hand

Entangled, I am captured
You have put a spell on me
The last in line
The Gunslinger's line
The sacrifice of innocence
This work needs to be done
Now blow the horn
Hail to the gun!

Done is done
Yes, there will be no taking back
Every journey must come to an end
All hail to the Gunslinger
Praise to the Dinh and the King
Beyond our reach, out of control

Save me
To touch the rose it will not bring release
No taking back
Come save me
There are other worlds
But surely none like this
The world has changed

Done is done
Yes, there will be no taking back
The word is the law
Law is Ka

The end of the road lies
Straight ahead it lies
I'm feeling pure
The end of the road lies .

The sacrifice of innocence
The hailing of the gun
My way was death and madness
Now let the tower come

Done is done
Yes, there will be no taking back
And every journey must come to an end
All hail to the Gunslinger
Praise to the Dinh and the King
Beyond our reach, out of control .


Until next time...
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    Demons & Wizards - The Gunslinger

How accurate...

the Romantic
Test finished!
you chose BY - your Enneagram type is FOUR.


"I am unique"



Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.


How to Get Along with Me



  • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
  • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
  • Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
  • Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
  • Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!

What I Like About Being a Four



  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
  • my ability to establish warm connections with people
  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
  • being unique and being seen as unique by others
  • having aesthetic sensibilities
  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

What's Hard About Being a Four



  • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
  • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
  • feeling guilty when I disappoint people
  • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
  • expecting too much from myself and life
  • fearing being abandoned
  • obsessing over resentments
  • longing for what I don't have

Fours as Children Often



  • have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original game s
  • are very sensitive
  • feel that they don't fit in
  • believe they are missing something that other people have
  • attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
  • become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
  • feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)

Fours as Parents



  • help their children become who they really are
  • support their children's creativity and originality
  • are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
  • are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
  • are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Made Easy
Discover the 9 Types of People
HarperSanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages



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You chose BY

Would you rather have chosen:

  • AY (EIGHT)
  • CY (SIX)
  • BX (NINE)
  • BZ (FIVE)




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    Character Traits

    Ok, I've seen these things all over the place and I've given in and decided to get a couple of my own.  You can fill them out so I have a good sense of what people ultimately think of me.  You know, that sounds like a rather vain statement I just made-I think I just want to know out of curiosity more than anything else.

    List of positive traits
    List of negative traits

    *sits back and waits for the chaos to begin*

    Until next time...
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      Dead Can Dance - Don't Fade Away

    Darth Moody Strikes Again!

    I've been feeling...odd as of late.  My friend John calls me Darth Moody because I get into these states where I'm feeling down, feeling like nothing will work out in my life, feeling like things I want are so out of reach and I'll never get them.  Tonight I was feeling like this a lot.  A bunch of stuff has been on my mind as of late-I'm worried about my mom's surgery tomorrow, I'm worried about my ability to find a job I want, I'm worried about a slew of things.  It's hard logically knowing that things are going to be ok, and it's hard hearing that things are going to be ok from my friends when in my heart I have all this fear and worry.  I honestly wish I could tell myself to shut up-I wish I could just stop thinking that nothing will work out right for me, but the thoughts persist and my gut feeling is that things won't work out well.  I just want things to be ok-and to ultimately be happy...but my fears and worries get in my way.  In order to help myself out with these anxieties of life I turn to music that I love to keep me in check-to help me through things-to help me know that I'm worth something.  Call it odd, but this one Billy Joel song helps me through these intense feelings.  It's currently my myspace profile song, and the lyrics are provided below:

    She's got a way about her
    I don't know what it is
    But I know that I can't live without her
    She's got a way of pleasin'
    I don't know why it is
    But there doesn't have to be a reason anyway

    She's got a smile that heals me
    I don't know what it is
    But I have to laugh when she reveals me
    She's got a way of talkin'
    I don't know why it is
    But it lifts me up when we are walkin' anywhere

    She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
    Inspires me without a sound
    She touches me and I get turned around
    She's got a way of showin'
    How I make her feel
    And I find the strength to keep on goin'
    She's got a light around her
    And everywhere she goes
    A million
    dreams of love surround her everywhere

    She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
    Inspires me without a sound
    She touches me, I get turned around

    She's got a smile that heals me
    I don't know why it is
    But I have to laugh when she reveals me
    She's got a way about her
    I don't know what it is
    But I know that I can't live without her anyway
    • Current Music
      Billy Joel - She's Got A Way

    How stereotypical...

    So here's what I've had to eat so far tonight: Croissants with cheese melted in them...along with a nice slice of Asagio cheese on the side.

    Yes, how French-I'm aware!! =P

    On another note, I had a strange dream last night. I dreamt that my mom's room was haunted-not necessarily in a bad way, but that there were spirits in there that could easily move things around if they wanted to. I also dreamt that my brother missed his train this morning on his way to class *yes, he is now a college boy-taking classes at Kean.* I dreamt, vividly, as to how he was standing outside of my grandmother's car, and my dad was in the driver's seat-and somehow I was looking through my dad's eyes...and it was pouring rain outside, and my dad drove him to class. I didn't dream about the car ride, just the fact that my brother was standing outside of my grandmother's car. And you know what? This actually happened. I kid you not. I felt the urge to tell my dad about the dream I had last night, and he then verified that he did indeed give Daniel a ride to class in the pouring rain. Strange, hu? Who says dreams don't come true? ;)

    Until next time...
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      Queensryche-Silent Lucidity

    A new year...a new outlook?

    2005...what can I say about 2005? Well, mentally I'm in a different space, so to say. The beginning of 2005 I was in a small state of depression. Lots of things were happening around me-I felt I was totally lost, I did not feel like myself-not like the Sarita people think of. I hid myself away in order to find myself again, and eventually dug myself out of my hole. At the end of 2005...how did I change? I'm not sure. I'm hopeful at what 2006 can bring *a full time job that I like? That would be nice....* There are other things I'm hopeful for...but it's still strange...I'm still in a state of confusion. I guess life will always be that way-there's always something to question, something to ponder, some problem that needs to get fixed, something that you'll always want to change. What I can say is that I'm feeling more optimistic. I have to put myself in that frame of mind in order to achieve the things I want-the things that I know I can eventually get. One thing I can say about 2005 is the really strange amount of people that either got engaged to be married...or who actually got married. I'm getting old. I know, there are people who'll read this and think that I'm quite young-I know-don't mock me!! But damn, I'm in my mid twenties and already people my age are getting married, having kids, and having "that" life that I'll want one day. I'm not sure if that makes them any more mature than I am...I guess that's the path life lead them down. All I know is that I am not ready to pursue that kind of life at this point in time...sure I want that one day-just...not now. Too young for marriage-not too young for commitment, though. Bah, that's another issue entirely. Ok...moral of the story... 2006-stay optimistic-Sarita, try your best and hopefully you'll get some of the things you want...hopefully...

    Until next time...
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      Rebekah Del Rio - Llorando (Crying)

    Visits and movies...

    Ok, so it's been a while since I wrote anything, and even though I had promised an update on some sort of Monday, I totally forgot. So, here goes: In October my sister Giselle visited from overseas. It was neat to see her again-it had been a couple of years *probably about 4?* since I had seen her. Like I said, it was great to see her-we had fun hanging out, even though she did have to divide her time between all the people who she wanted to hang out with. When I get enough money, I should probably make a trip out to Spain to see her. :) Around Thanksgiving time I went out to see Andrea and her girlfriend in California. That was also a great trip. Their new apartment out there is very nice-it's in a great location, too. :) Hard to sum up such a trip...we all had Thanksgiving together, and like last year we passed out leftovers to homeless people in the area. Andrea and I saw a wild turkey crossing the road in Berkely-hehe, that was rather amusing. We hung out in China town in San Francisco...I got a really pretty asian dress-don't know when I'm going to wear it, but I'll figure something out. I went to this very wonderful sci-fi/fantasy bookstore. It was two floors tall! There was so much in there, I didn't know where to begin! After about three hours in the store, I decided upon four books. :) Andrea and I also took a boat from San Francisco to Sausalito. It was a cute town-a little pricey for some stuff, but pretty nonetheless. There was a very pretty view of the SF bay area...the lights were pretty! :) I'm also just glad that I was in Andrea and Lauren's company. It had been a while since I had seen Andrea, and it's hard to go by a long period of time without seeing them. It was good stuff. :) Hmmm, not sure if I mentioned Halloween. I was a night elf from warcraft. :)  http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/silly_dreaming/Sarita_Night_Elf.jpg  Went to a Halloween party in New Brunswick on a Friday, and for Halloween I went into the city to some bar that was playing Halloween in the back. That was a good day. :)

    Movies! :) I saw Rent while out in California. I thought it was great, even though I never saw the play on broadway. But now, I really want to see it on stage. :) Most importantly, though, I went to see The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe today, and was simply AMAZED. I read the whole series when I was younger, and it was one of those defining moments in my life that had me falling in love with fantasy related material. To see such a piece of work that had such an impact on my life on the big screen was just great. I found myself tearing up partly due to the memories that I had, and partly because the movie was just awesome. Words can't even begin to describe it. :) Ok, I'm going to get ready to go out to see some show in New Brunswick...

    Until next time...

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      Beautiful-Smashing Pumpkins

    I promise I'll have a real update before Monday....

    ...but for now, something I also posted somewhere else, just because I thought it was neat. Here's a website where you can figure out what your name means. Since I sort of have two names, I put both of them. Two names, Sarita? Whatever do you mean? Well-I thought I told enough people, but just in case you didn't know *will smack those who had no clue* my real name is Sarah. I don't like being called Sarah, just because ever since I was a little girl everyone called me Sarita. *It's a Spanish thing.* Yes, you can continue calling me Sarita-I would greatly appreciate that. =P Anywho, here we go:

    Sarah means Princess in Hebrew.
    Balanced and fairminded you possess the ability to use sound reason and judgement when determined and decisive action is required. Persuasive and logical you tend to be an influential figure in your circle of friends and associates. You are extremely adaptable and this is necessary as you seem to be continually being presented with decisions of a life altering nature.

    Sarita means Little Sarah in Spanish, which translates in Hebrew to Little Princess.
    Also, over in India Sarita means River.

    Extremely intelligent in thought and deed you are gifted at communication and finding practical applications for your ideas. You are strong willed and ambitious and need to have passion, freedom and adventure in your life. Always willing to help others your warm, honest and loyal nature ensures that you are loved by all. It is likely that you will achieve a great deal of success and recognition in life.
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      They Might Be Giants-She's An Angel

    Can I get a HELL YEAH?

    You scored as Moya (from Farscape). You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.

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    Moya (from Farscape)

    94%

    Bebop (from Cowboy Bebop)

    75%

    Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)

    63%

    Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix)

    63%

    Serenity (from Firefly)

    56%

    Enterprise D (from Star Trek)

    50%

    SG-1 (from Stargate)

    50%

    Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica)

    38%

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      Smashing Pumpkins- Stand Inside Your Love