Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Oscars

You know what I learned from the Oscars? I will tell you. (that's why you are here, ya know)
1. I love the last part of the oscars. I love seeing beautiful famous people win award and show a genuine emotion. It makes me happy.
2. I have a lot of movies that I want to see. A LOT. I want to see: The Queen, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Departed. Ok. So only 4 that I can remember right now. But that's at least 8 hours of movie watching, and... if I were to watch them all next week, it would probably cost me around ($8x4movies=) $32. Wait. That's not too bad, actually. $32 to waste a whole day?! It's like $60 for an amusement park day. And a movie can't get rained out (which is kinda sad, I would like to go to a drive-in).

Enough about the Oscars.

I just got done with a massage, and man was it wonderful. I am thinking about maybe making this a monthly thing, before I graduate and it gets more expensive. Nothing else really too exciting going on. I might have a date in march though! So I lied a little, that is exciting. For real now, though... nothing else exciting. I know how you can't take all the adrenaline. I am sorry.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Inexplicable happiness in the face of boredom

Hi all.

I am in a great mood. We are supposed to get up to 12 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. Everything is shut down, buses, church in the morning, everything. And I am loving it. It reminds me of when I was little. We used to get tons of snow every winter, and (even when there wasn't snow) we didn't go anywhere, except maybe outside to play. This weather makes me want to drink hot chocolate and watch a movie by a fire. I wish we had a fireplace. But that's the only wish I have right now.

I think small, safe (relatively) disasters are fun, as long as nobody gets hurt. It's exciting to see what it will turn into and how hard I will have to work if I really DO need to go somewhere. But I won't. I love the idea of having to stay in for a day. Sigh. I don't have to do anything tomorrow (singsong voice). Well. Besides homework. But I think that's fine. A fair trade off.

I hope I get bored for a while tomorrow! It's a luxury sometimes in my life. At least lately.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Horray for a new start!

So... last week sucked. I will admit it. I ended up getting a C on one exam and an 85% on the other. Not my usual grades, but passing, nonetheless. I am excited to get a new start this week, put last week behind me.

This weekend was much better. I worked on Saturday, but managed to stay busy for the whole time, which is unusual and great. Saturday night I went to Man of La Mancha at the Ovature Center with Mike. I had a mild panic attack right at the beginning of the show, but was able to pull myself together enough to not freak out completely, which is a good thing.

Sunday was great. I slept until 9:15 (read: late for me) and Theresa and I went to Laundry 101 and then to church while our clothes dried. The service was good, and I followed it for a change. By that, I mean that it actually kept my attention, not that only today I felt like paying attention. After church, we folded clothes and came back to the apartment for lunch. Then Eva and I went grocery shopping, where I got a phone call from my nephew Russ. For his 4th birthday, I sent him a stuffed monkey like the one that he tried to steal from me when I visited. (not that I have a stuffed monkey that I sleep with every night or anything). And of course I talked to his mom (my sister) and she said that she is planning on coming up (from GA) to see my graduation in May. Exciting! Feeling loved and important! After grocery shopping I got some homework done, and luke and I went to the Casbah for dinner. That was an experience...I think generally a good experience. :) After that, luke and I came back to my apartment and watched Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters.

Wow, summing the day up like that really shows me that it WAS wonderful, and that I should be grateful. So, I am.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Oh my gosh. So it looks like I survived the big V day. I just got done working 44.25 hours since Friday of last week, and man, I can tell. Today I was supposed to be at head start from 8:15-1:15, but there was a carbon monoxide problem, so they canceled school and I left at 10:30. Then I called Laurie to ask if I should come in. She didn't even let me finish my question before begging me to come over... So today I worked a full day, again. Yesterday was a 10+ hour day. Right now I should be studying for the two exams I have tomorrow, but I thought you people deserved an update.

Overall, Valentine's Day wasn't horrible. I got flowers from Karlie!!! I don't remember ever getting flowers on Valentine's Day in my life, so congrats friend. It's a first. And they are beautiful.

I hope everyone had a good day/week/other meaningful increment of time. Now, on to the books. Let's see how much ass I can kick tomorrow in the Abnormal Psychology field.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The impending week of hell

I am in day two of my 6 day stretch of working Valentine's Day. It is alright, but man, I have other things to do than coax people into buying a more expensive cardboard heart filled with amazing chocolate.

Today, I talked with a really cute checkout guy at Copps. And he started the conversation with me. Enough to brighten up my day, let me tell you.

Tomorrow morning I am eating breakfast with some hoofers. :) I know for sure that Nikita, Patrick and Mike will be there, but really, it doesn't matter if other people show up. We will have a good time at Lazy Jane's. After that I work from 11-4. Not exciting, but it is just Laurie (boss/owner) and Me so I guess it will probably be okay.

This week I have two exams (one that promises to kick my rump if I don't study extensively) and a paper, plus I am working 32 hours this week. I told my boss that I would skip all my classes on Tuesday to work for her. Why? Cause I am sucker and I feel like I am important at work. It's a powerful motivator. (tip for future persuasion in the workforce)

So, with no further ado... I must study.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Again, but with more time.

So. I know what you are thinking. I have started ANOTHER blog. Well, that is true, I have. But I have more time and more of a routine in place so I should be able to make more updates. Also, I have been less down, so reading shouldn't be such a pain either.

I am very busy, it's true, but in an interesting way. I leave home at either 8 or 9am and don't return until about 7:30pm (or on Tuesdays if I go to bood (beverages and food) with hoofers, it might be 10pm). So I am gone a lot, but, I only have three classes and an internship, so it isn't like I am doing a ton of work outside of class. Its just that I am working almost 30 hours a week, doing 10 hours of internship and going to three classes. I am just chronologically challenged. What I have to spend time doing is enjoyable to me at least.

Recently, a friend proposed a trip to NYC during their spring break, and I would love to go with them, but really, I don't think it is a financially responsible idea. That may make me sound like I am 30 with 2 kids, but, it's true nonetheless. Is it rude to counter propose a trip to Chicago? There is already a Hoofer trip going that weekend, and I think that could be just as fun, except for like 1/5th the price. I have never been to Chicago, except to the airport, and I will be the first to acknowledge that the airport does not count. HELLO?! Chicago is a freaking huge city, and it is like 3 hours from here, why have I never been there? I have been half way around the world to see places, but I won't drive a measly 3 hours to experience Chicago? Sounds ridiculous to me too.

I am so excited to keep planning the DGRT (the 'out west' roadtrip I am planning for June). Today during class I made a two week calendar and jotted down when we would be where... cause I am a bad student. :) Anyway, this will be a good place for me to keep the girls updated about that too. Also, while we are away, we could post what adventures we have found along the way (and feel it is safe to tell the world about, ya know).

Anyway, that is enough for now. I don't want to make this into a burnout post.... gotta keep you wanting more. lol. Till then...