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Where Did 2010 Go?   
09:04pm 20/02/2011
mood: content
I guess I skipped 2010 for posting entries lol

Well since I last updated, I moved into my own house. I purchased a house last spring and that pretty much consumed me for months. I had to clean, furniture shop, paint, and move what little stuff I did have at my dad's house. Since moving, I had a little house warming party which was a good time and I've had a few people come to stay with me in my guest bedroom. That's pretty much the biggest adjustment I've had since the last update.

I managed to go on 2 trips again last year. One was with my family to Ocean City, Maryland. We had fun but it's probably a good thing it wasn't for an entire week. I also went to visit my sister in North Carolina again along with a trip to Georgia to see another friend. I enjoyed all my trips and I am already planning a trip this year to Myrtle Beach! I can't wait to go on vacation again!

In other news, some of my friends had life changing things happen to them. One was engaged and then it didn't work out... One moved to a new state to work... One of them had a baby that wasn't expected. He's cute and I was asked to do a photo shoot for him. We went to Oglebay Park and I think I did a nice job on the photos. I also got asked to take photos for another wedding this year! It'll be my first paid gig... I just hope I don't disappoint them!

I still work at the same place and I continue to do the same thing... I can't complain... It's only a few miles from my house and I enjoy my co-workers...

There was definitely a lot more stuff that happened last year but I don't think I need to report it all (nor could I remember it all!). Just like I'm sure a lot more stuff will happen this year but we'll see when I get back here to update... Until next time (whenever that may be)...

This quote is more for my friends who have had life changing things happen to them but we all still remain friends! I saw it and thought of them...

Quote of the Day:
“Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.”
Wow... It's Been Over A Year...   
09:54pm 28/11/2009
mood: relaxed
Yeah... So I apparently got worse with updating... oh well...

In my defense, a year ago on the day before Thanksgiving, my dad went into the hospital and didn't come home again until a week before Easter... I was kind of consumed by that for months. Luckily, he is home now... Most of you that know me know what happened to him... So I won't be going into detail on here...

Not much else has happened in a year... I started a list of things I want to do before I die. I actually did complete a few of them. I got my passport, bought my own car (all on my own by the way), and climbed to the top of a lighthouse. I guess we'll see if I will ever complete the whole list. Maybe I'll post it on here someday...

Let's see... what else... I am still working with the same place. I even got a raise this year. I also used my vacation time to go on a trip to the Outer Banks. I had a great time and did a lot of things. I just wish the weather had been better... We had a "Tropical Low" that stayed with us most of the week. I also used my other week of vacation to take a little road trip by myself. On this trip, I visited my sister in NC and got to see where she lives... Too bad another stinking tropical storm followed me. I guess I can't win this year... The new joke at work is to call me Stormy.... great...

Um... still no boyfriend... I seem to suck in that department. Maybe someday things will change... but for right now the outlook is grim... Hmm... I also went to a few concerts this summer including Nickelback and Keith Urban. All the shows were great! There were also plenty of movies to view this summer! I did have to go to see a lot of them by myself... which kind of sucked! My dad has yet to go see one with me since returning home... I guess it was meant to happen someday... I just didn't expect it ssssoooo soon.

Olivia turned 1 this summer and I also did the photography for another wedding. This time it was for Gretchen's mom Brenda. So I bought a new SLR camera for the event. Sometimes I wonder if I am in the wrong profession... oh well...

In other news, I am attempting to move out by this spring... I need to start looking at houses but I think it's time for me to get my own place... Maybe then I will feel like my life is heading somewhere...

I guess that's a good enough update for now... We'll see how long it takes for the next update!

Quote of the Day:
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
~Maria Robinson
3 1/2 months since my last entry.... oops...   
11:29pm 23/10/2008
mood: sleepy
Well... the last time I updated I was starting a new job... and I'm still there after 3 months. It's going okay... the people are nice for the most part. I prefer the accounting side more than the payroll side but it's all going alright. There was a very nice company picnic back in August. I took my sister and we enjoyed a nice day outside on the owner of the company's property. I also took some nice photos including an awesome one of a horse. One of the other photos I took was of me and my sister. I submitted that one for a contest called Summer of Smiles and won 4th place. Which wasn't much but hey... I won something dang it! Which was a $50 gift certificate lol Woohoo!

I was also went to my friend's wedding on my birthday. I took my friend Steve as my guest for the evening. It was a great time. My friend looked beautiful in her wedding dress and everything looked perfect. The food was awesome... especially these cookies that looked like real peaches (MMMmmmm... I want more of those). The DJ was a pretty good DJ. He played all the great songs you want to dance to at a wedding. One of the funniest things was watching a Grandpa do the helicopter part of "Jump On It". It was an extremely nice wedding and I had a great time. I'm really glad I went. It made for an interesting birthday :O)

In other events, Kayla moved to North Carolina. I guess that's going okay. I went to Kennywood on Labor Day weekend. That was a fun time. Val had a party over her house which I had a great time with everyone. I also became a Godmother for Gretchen's baby Olivia. So... I hope I don't screw that up!

OH! and it's kittens galore over here. The 3 from the original litter are now parked on my front porch. They are cute though :O) I am getting those 3 fixed this coming Wednesday. We are not having anymore dang it! Plus... the mother had another litter a couple of weeks ago. There are 4 in this litter. Since it's getting cold we decided to bring them in with the mother. They are currently in the basement all warm and cozy. I plan on making an appointment for the mother sometime for next month. The other 4 will be up for adoption through this one agency... Unless someone wants one. If anyone wants one let me know!

A couple weeks ago I went back to Wesleyan for homecoming. I had an awesome time rooming with a couple of my friends from college. There was an accidental 911 call at 2AM, a climbing of the WVWC sign, a little bit of drinking, and a lot of fun times with friends. That's just the short version of that weekend.

That pretty much sums up my life for the last couple of months. I probably forgot a few things... The next time I update probably won't be until after the holidays... but I guess if something comes up or I get bored I'll post again sometime soon. If not... talk to you all sometime down the road...

Quote of the day:
"Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while."
~Simon Fowler
News worth updating for!   
08:27pm 08/07/2008
mood: geeky
So... I quit my job and started a new one lol I thought that was journal worthy enough to get me to update.

My last day was June 27th and I started my new job this past Monday. It was really sad to say goodbye to everyone but I had to do it. They still hadn't hired me and this place would pay me what I was asking for so yay! I also get benefits and such. The first 2 days have gone fine. Everyone seems nice and I'm doing alright. I guess we'll see how it goes!

Between starting and quitting I took a week off. I met up with some friends, went to sandcastle, and enjoyed some relaxation. It's nice to have off... wish I had more time.

In other news, Gretchen had her baby (yay!) and she's adorable. I also met up with my friend and had a blast. I also went to her Bridal Shower and I plan on attending the wedding which happens to be on my birthday. It's great seeing people I haven't seen in a really long time! I miss seeing them all! Other than that I haven't done much. I've seen a lot of summer movies which have been great :O)

I'll probably update when I have big news again... or I get bored... which ever comes first!

Quote of the day:
"You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait."
~Ellen Metcalf
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2008 So Far...   
09:57pm 25/05/2008
mood: sleepy
Yeah so I'm bored and decided to update for everyone...

In my opinion, not much has happened since my last update. But I guess I have been up to some things. I welcomed the New Year in, visited Wesleyan a couple of times, went to my friends baby shower, went to my sister's graduation, and a whole slew of other things.

For New Years, I went with my friend to a couple of her friends' houses to welcome 2008. The theme of the night was "Happy New Years... It's Still Gonna Suck!" There was a lot of drinking going on at both places but it was fun. I had a good time.

Then, throughout the 'semester,' I visited Wesleyan twice. I decided to make a last minute appearance for the Kappa Phi formal. I had a great time seeing and catching up with everyone at the dance. I of course stayed at my friend LaShawn's room for the weekend. I won't have that next year ::tear::. We also went out to Allburghers for St. Paddy's Day. I think I finally found a bar I like. To bad it's after I graduated from down there. The next time I visited was for Spring Sing weekend. I went down Saturday instead of Friday so that I could celebrate my friend Val's birthday at Jay's. When I got down there, LaShawn and I went to a tea Kappa Phi decided to do. So I got to see some great alum again. Later that evening we went to Spring Sing. Too bad the air wasn't working and we were there for 4 hours. The show was Disney themed and was great to watch. Both trips were a great time.

Gretchen's baby shower was up next. She is having a baby girl and her name will be Olivia! She's due in the next couple of weeks. It's a bit weird when your freinds are married and start having kids when you yourself aren't even close to being engaged to anyone right now. But I am happy for her :o) The shower was a great time and was my first one! She had an awesome cake there that was beautiful and had the same filling as her wedding cake. The same woman did it and did a great job once again. Gretchen and Dan got a lot of nice things for the baby and I know all of them will help them a great bit!

A more recent event was my sister's graduation. That was last weekend. She got a very nice award from the school and accepted it in front of the whole audience. I took lots of photos and maybe one day I'll post them over on Facebook. Then we moved her out of her dorm before coming home. Sadly, that same day our dog that had Cancer passed. RIP Rusty...

On the job front... I STILL have NOT been hired. I will probably be quitting here in the next couple of weeks and they deserve it. There is a new job prospective out there and I guess I'll see what comes of that.

OH! and the summer movie season has begun! Yay!!!!! I've seen Iron Man and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Both are excellent movies and I'd definately recommend them to people! There are some other ones out right now I'd like to see but I might not get to see those until they come out on DVD this fall. There are also a lot of movies I want to see that are coming out. The one I am most looking forward to is The Dark Knight. I can't wait until that comes out!

Well a few other things have happened since my last update but I think this is good for now. If I get really bored maybe I'll come back on here and update some more.

In upcoming news: My sister is moving to North Carolina to teach, the 4th of July, my birthday, and tomorrow I am going to visit a friend that I haven't seen since 2001. Tomorrow we are going to go the Cheesecake factory and see a movie! I'm really looking forward to that tomorrow :O) That's enough for now!

Quote of the day:
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour."
~William Blake
Jingle Bells.... Jingle Bells....   
09:12pm 18/12/2007
mood: sleepy
Hey Everyone! Here's the update:

Since my last update I went to Wesleyan for Homecoming, continued working, had Thanksgiving, went out for Black Friday, saw a few movies, had the Christmas party at work, and decorated the tree over my Mom's.

I had a great time at Homecoming. It was great seeing everyone and I loved catching up with them all. A big group of us all went out to eat up in Clarksburg and went around the mall. Unfortunately at the time I had a cold and began to lose my voice while down there. It made for some interesting conversations since I tried not talking at all and we all know that didn't work! But I had fun anyways. I hope I get to see everyone in the spring for spring sing weekend :O)

We had Thanksgiving over my Mom's and we are going to have Christmas over there too. Everything went fine and all of us were there. She still has a lot to unpack but I don't know if it will ever all be unpacked. Christmas looks to be fun. I still need to finish my Christmas shopping... whoops! Only about a week left to do that.

Last week we had the Christmas party at work. We went to a nice little place that served the food buffet style. We were allowed two drink tickets (some got more than 2 by begging others for them lol). I got two amaretto sours... Those were delicious! There was only one person that was really tipsy but she was entertaining.

Other than that not much else is new. I'm still waiting to hear that I'm full time at this job. That should happen early in the new year! Hopefully! My sister is working with me there and that should lead to some entertaining times.

Next up is Christmas and New Years. I might do the year in review entry... guess we'll see!

Quote of the day:
Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. Wanting some other way to live is proof enough of deserving it. Having it is hard work, but not having it is sheer hell.
~Lillian Hellman
And... Life goes on...   
12:12pm 14/10/2007
mood: listless
So I figured it was time for another update. Since my last update a lot of things have happened. Let's start back in August.

I went to North Carolina for a few days with some friends. It was a fun road trip and we even went to a waterpark down there which was great! I got to learn how to ride a moped and val got to learn how to ride a stick shift and a construction vehicle. I definitely have a lot of photos.

I also went to Kennywood for my dad's work picnic. I brought along some friends to ride with me and my sister. There is a really fun ride they added that has an alien's theme. But it was a great day and I had a lot of fun with everyone.

In other news, my mother moved back in the area and I have been sucked into that whole mess for the last month. Let's just say ::headdesk:: over and over. She's got a lot of boxes to unpack still. I house sat one week for a few days which was fun since I got to be on my own for a bit. There's a lot more to this whole thing but I'll just leave it at that.

I'm also still working at the same place right now. There's a possibility that I might be getting a full time job from them in the near future. But until that happens I plan to still look at other jobs. I already had a couple of interviews but nothing has come from them at least not yet.

Next weekend is homecoming weekend down at Wesleyan and I definitely plan on going! I can't wait to see everyone :O) I miss them all. So it should be a great time!

I guess that's it for now... there is a lot of other crap that has happened since my last update but I either 1. don't want to get into right now or 2. don't remember. Oh well! Until next time!

Quote of the day:
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
~Mitchell Burgess
05:26pm 07/08/2007
  I love the Golden Compass book... can't wait for the movie to come out in December!!

My Daemon!!! :O)

I'm 23... whoa...   
08:25pm 06/08/2007
mood: blah
Yeah... so... I'm getting old :OP I just turned 23... not like I feel 23 or look like I'm 23. Not much else is new...

It's been a crappy few weeks and I don't feel like getting into it right now... but I figured I'd update this thing a little bit.

A few weeks ago, I went out to my mother's to help her. I brought some friend's along to help and had a great time with them. Hopefully she gets everything done that she needs to get done before her big auction. I have some great photos from the trip :O)

What else is new... hhhmmmm... well.... I'm still looking for another job... ya know... one more in my field. So that continues. Hopefully someday I get a full time permanent job and then I can move out. But for now things stay the same.

Since my last update I have seen a lot of summer movies... all have been really good. Pirates 3, Transformers, Harry Potter 5, and a lot of others have been very entertaining. I love them all :O)

In other news... I miss everyone from school... it's getting around that time of year again and I really wish I had another year with all of them... oh well... life goes on...

OH and FYI! It's really freaking hot out!

That's it for now...

Quote of the day:
"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
~Mary Hemingway
Hello All...   
03:57pm 01/07/2007
mood: nostalgic
Yeah... was it a big surprise that it took me this long to update again?

So... my last semester of college... it was great for the most part. I danced Spring Sing again. We got 3rd and won 2nd for our banner. I didn't screw up to badly and I enjoyed my time with the girls. I went bowling, saw lots of movies, and climbed the Wesley statue for balloons. Then I went to Cincinnati for SIFE regionals once again. We didn't win this year but I still had a great time with everyone. It's lots of fun to shove 12 people into a big van with all our stuff. I got contacts and glasses which I've needed for a few years lol (yeah so I'm stubborn). What else did I do this last semester? Went to the mall with friends, had our last degrees, had a Kappa Phi retreat (rolling the big blue ball there was highly entertaining), pied Joey in the face, did lots of Turbo Jam, and hung out with my friends as much as I could. We also had some great parties that I will never forget (I have the pictures and videos to help). I also went out on Senior Bar Crawl and had a blast since I drank more than I ever had before (a raspberry smirnoff wine cooler, vodka and coke, 9 jello shots, 5 hillbilly moonshines, a grape and grain shot, and a sex on the beach) and I didn't even get sick. I will never forget my friends or the times we had. I already miss Wesleyan and wish I was still going back this coming year to have more great times. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and with a 3.8 GPA. All in all a great end to my senior year. Just wish it didn't have to end!

So what's new since college? Not much... Still working at Patent... they may be offering me a full time job there in the fall. I guess I have to wait and see if I want it or if I want to go elsewhere. We also got a new kitten and her name is Zoe. She thinks she is a Queen. My mom is getting a divorce from my Step Dad and talking about moving back here. So that's good. I've seen a lot of my summer movies already. These include Spiderman 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Shrek 3, Ratatouille, and Fantastic Four 2. I've enjoyed them all but my favorite is still Pirates 3!!! I love that movie! Up next on my list is to see Transformers, Harry Potter 5, and a lot of others :O) The 4th of July is on Wednesday and we don't have any definite plans yet. Um... what else is new? I've really just been hanging out with my friends back home and trying to find things to do.

Well I guess that's enough of an update for now. Who knows when my next update will be. Until then... C'ya!

Quote of the Day:
"Go out and have fun! Take part in whatever you can. It's the things you take part in college that you will remember down the road and look back on, not the studying!"
College Grad...   
11:33pm 06/05/2007
mood: exhausted
So... I graduated from College today :O0 Just thought you'd all like to know. Since I will be having more time on my hands coming up... I guess I'll update more :O) I'll probably do an update soon about the last couple of months. But for now... it's bed time because I'm exhausted!

Quote of the day:
“I hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”
My Monthly Update   
05:49pm 09/02/2007
mood: indifferent
So it's almost been a month since starting my last semester. It's been okay.. so far it's definitely been better than last semester. I have my main teacher back (thank God!) and I am feeling better about my job field then I did after last semester.

Let's see.. what's new...

Well I went home for another funeral. And while home for said funeral... I had my first fender bender. Way to go me! What's even better is that I BACKED into the parked car... yeah.. I know... I scratched their big truck bumper and killed my taillight and bent my bumper. Turned into a lovely mess later on which I don't feel like going in to. Oh well.. done and over with!

My classes are going well. I have had a few tests and done pretty well. I don't feel as pressured as I did last semester which is great! The pressure is still there but not the huge work load I had. Hopefully the rest of the semester continues to go well with my classes.

Not much else is new. Went home last weekend and had a nice relaxing weekend... as the windchill dropped below 0 (yeah... mother nature came back with a vengeance). Degree of the Pine was last Sunday and we have some new pledgies so that's good. I also saw one of the funniest superbowl commercials. You probably all saw it. It was for blockbuster and it involved a rabbit, a guinea pig, and a mouse. Highly entertaining!

Not much is coming up (so it might be a while for another update lol. Valentine's Day is next week... or rather Single's Awareness Day. Yup... I think I'm going to start some sort of tradition for single's since I'm always single.... hhhmmm... Who knows... Maybe I'll come up with something!

Quote of the Day:
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
~Albert Einstein
04:38pm 16/01/2007
mood: unsure
So begins my last semester as an udergrad college student! AH! We all know me well enough to know that I probably won't stay out of school forever though :)

So yesterday was registration which went fine. Had to finish buying my books. I'm extremely glad that I ordered most of them online already since it would have cost me 735 freaking dollars! Instead it cost me about 335 freaking dollars. I like saving $400.

Today was my first class of the semester and the only one I have on TTH. That went okay... we'll see how that class goes... Tomorrow I have 4 classes (Awesome!) Someone should just shoot me now.

Eh.. well.. we shall see how the semester goes. Maybe I'll update this thing this semester. I wouldn't count on it though lol

Quote of the day:
"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."
~Miriam Beard
Happy New Year!   
12:29am 02/01/2007
mood: hopeful
So.. it's that time of year again! Time to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to do a year-in-review :O)

Yeah... So 2006 was an okay year. Nothing REALLY big happened. But here are a few highlights and downsides of the year.

Let's see... there were some fun parties with friends (with great quotes and pictures), went to the SIFE regionals and watched us win again, participated in spring sing, took 2 littles in one year, my mom came to see my school, watched as more of my friends graduated and left, began a job that not only is closer to my field but is also one I like, my Aunt came to visit in July, started my senior year of college :O0, was the maid of honor in Gretchen's wedding, there was a funeral, went on some fun trips around West Virginia (so pretty in the fall), took a photography class that I had always wanted to do (again... thanx to everyone that put up with me for that semester lol), got my lowest grade ever in a course, actually missed a teacher, got to see some great movies over the summer (and I look forward to more this summer), still no boyfriend, got my own dorm room (with a bathroom!), went to a club that I hope I never return to lol, got to play some of the new zelda game (I was really having fun with the new Wii console!), cut my hair shorter than it has ever been (in my world that means above shoulders), turned 22, realized maybe I don't always want to be in school anymore, and became more confused about life among other things lol.

All in all an okay year. I wish some things were different but maybe some of those will change this year.

On this years agenda... well it should be intersting. I graduate (or at least I hope to) in May. What am I doing after graduation? No clue... I have about 10 choices I could choose from and I don't know what I want to do just yet... and I like to procrastinate! I have no clue where I will be in a year but hopefully it's somewhere I want to be with my life. As far as resolutions go... I have a few in mind but I doubt they will stick lol So no point in posting them! Enjoy the year people!

Quote of the day:
“There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:
This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.
When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.”
~Stacey Charter
For Fun...   
05:01pm 26/12/2006
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Yay for being home!   
02:47pm 10/12/2006
mood: drained
Yeah... So I just looked. I haven't really updated since September. Oops! That's basically the whole semester missing. Oh well! I'll just touch upon some of the things from this past semester.

Well let's start with the classes that I just finished. I already know I got an A in People's Repuclic of China. It was an okay class. I actually did learn a lot in it... There was just too much writing and reading for a Gen Ed. course. When you write more than an English major does in a semester... it's not good! I know I got an A- in my photography course. Stupid final did me in. Had an A but ya know.. when it's my 5th final of the week I just don't care anymore. I had a lot of fun in that class even though I worked my butt off for it. It was my favorite and I will probably really miss it next semester. That leaves my accounting courses. Well those are okay I guess... Don't know any of my grades yet for those. I'm just hoping I passed with a C+ or better in the one. Yeah... not that happy with how some of those classes turned out but oh well. I'll find out what my final grades are this coming Thursday. So... we shall see!

What else... I had to independent study a nautilus course to finish my gym credits. So I had to do weight lifting and I did a cardio program. So far I have already been told by two people that I have gotten smaller. I didn't think I had gotten smaller but apparently I am wrong. Oh well... fine by me.

Um... this semeser has been busy and I really haven't had much time to do much else. There were a bunch of birthday's that have gone on since I last updated. Happy Birthday to anyone in the last couple of months lol For LaShawn's birthday we went out to celebrate since it was her 21st and her first drink. So it's been fun since she turned 21 lol

I took on another little for the semester. Was kind of forced into it but that's okay. My big just graduated so congrats to Sarah! You will be missed on campus by all of us!

So basically... I have been busy around campus either doing homework, working, going to group things, and hanging out with people. The semester was okay I guess but I am glad it is over. Next semester starts my last one and it kind of saddens me but oh well. I'll update again whenever I get a chance again.

Quote of the day:
"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next."
~Ursula K. LeGuin
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10:34am 05/12/2006
mood: busy

I was entertained...

Oh... yeah... finals week = hell... will update when I'm home on break and have actual time again!
05:07pm 08/11/2006
mood: Ho Hum...
I don't want to play this game anymore! I quit!!!
The Start of my Senior Year   
03:07pm 06/09/2006
mood: busy
So I am back at school and have been for about 2 1/2 weeks. I've been very busy and now I am procrastinating and updating this :O) You should all feel special that I chose this way to procrastinate!

Anyways... I guess a lot has happened in the past month since I last updated. My last day of work came and went. I loved working with those ladies. They thought of themselves as being bitchy but really they're just saracastic and rather funny. On my last day of work, I ended up being there for about 13 hours. Go me! But the ladies took me out for a farewell lunch and gave me a pretty musical thing that had a quote on it I like. In fact, I'll put it as my quote of the day. Everyone said they'd miss me and told me that I could come back anytime that I wanted to come back. So yay for me! I also was told I could use a few people there as references. I think that job was a great job for me to start into my field and I enjoyed it.

As for that trip to Gettysburg... it didn't happen. My friend that I was suppose to go with ended up not being able to go because of personal family problems. In which case, much of that is still going on. For those that know what is going on, pray for her and her family. Also, this trip would have been more stressful for my mom with what is going on at her work. Maybe some other time!

Let's see... Oh yeah! The BIG event of Gretchen's wedding and bridal shower. Well the bridal shower was nice and quaint. We had it at a nice restaurant up her way and I loved the chicken salad I had. It was delicious! We had a nice sized group of mostly her family and his of about 16 people. Through the bridal shower she also got her honeymoon she wanted and some spending cash while up there :O) After the bridal shower, I went back to her house and got fitted for my bridesmaid's gown. That was fun since I had to stand still on a table in heels. This took a little bit over an hour and if any of you know me you know I can't stand perfectly still and have great posture for that long. Oh well, it was done lol

The wedding was this past weekend and that was very hectic. I had to leave school and miss a few classes on Friday in order to get up there to do the first stage. The first stage was to get my nails done. I didn't get fake ones put on. I just had them do a french manicure on my normal nails. They looked nice. Gretchen enjoyed the pedicure and manicure and it really helped to calm her down before the church rehearsal and all. We were however a little late for the church rehearsal becuase getting 7 people's nails done takes a while. The reverend wasn't very happy with us being a half hour late. Oh well, I'm sure he got over it. The rehearsal took a long time and it went okay. Before rehearsal I went and got a hotel room so that I wouldn't have to go back and forth between their area and my house. Gretchen also stayed with me so she could have some stress relief and so that Dan couldn't see her before the wedding. After the rehearsal, we got everything ready so in the morning we could just get ready and be done. We also went to Kings to have some dinner and to Walmart to pick up dress socks for the guys. Then we went back to the hotel. We offered to take Gretchen to the bar lol but she just wanted to get some sleep.

The day of the wedding was fun. I'm glad I set 2 alarms since the hotel's alarm went staticy. It was also raining so that was a bit of a downer. But, our first goal was to get mine and Gretchen's hair done. They did mine first. I had a french twist (which if anyone knows my current hair cut... that's a miracle that she got it up that fast) and it looked great with my highlights. Gretchen's hair was half up and half down and looked great. Her's probably took the longest. We then hurried to the church to let the florist in and begin getting everything ready. I later had to go back to the hair place and pick up the other sisters since we running late from all of them getting their hair done. Let's just 10 minutes til 1 and the Bride still wasn't in her gown. BUT we definately got her out there at 1 o'clock and she looked gorgeous! Go us! Everything went off without a hitch during the ceremony. Of course we all screwed up a few times such as the way we were to do seating and getting back up to the front. Oh well, didn't really matter and everything looked beautiful. Gretchen did ask if I would do a reading from 1 Corinthians and so I did. I love the passage I did anyways :O) After the ceremony, we all took pictures and then went to the country club for the reception. We got our introduction down a spiral staircase which with heels is a ton of fun to go down. We had about 1 hour with no rain and so we took photos outside by the gazebo. By the way everyone, I have a ton of photos if anyone wants to see them. The food was great and I had fun dancing with her sisters and everyone. All in all I had a good time. There was only one bad thing that happened and it would be that the some of the groomsmen thought it would be a great idea to tailgate out in the parking lot without running it by the bride. Oops! Oh well, it's done and over with and my stress level has dropped a lot so yay for that.

The other thing big that happened this past month was the start of my senior year in college. I have my own room which I am loving! My classes are okay. I am not very happy that my one teacher had to go on sebatical this semester after having quadruple bypass surgery. But he's fine and that's good. I love my photography course. It's a lot of work but I find it interesting. My People's Republic of China class is going to make me want to poke my eye out but you'll have that sometimes. So far I have had a ton of reading this semester and next week is really the start of the testing.

I also managed to get an hour a day job with the Bio department doing some clerical and purchasing work. I also got 2 notetaker positions for 2 of my classes. So at least I have some extra spending money coming in eventually. Kappa Phi and SIFE have also both started up and are rolling. A lot of other stuff is going or has been going on but I think this is really enough of an update for now. I think it's going to be an interesting semester to say the least. Maybe I'll update again in less than a month this time. Ya know... so it's not this long again!

Quote of the day:
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land somewhere among the stars."
Happy Birthday to me!   
07:16pm 02/08/2006
mood: A Bit Tipsy
Totally just got back from Red Lobster and had a strawberry daiquari... Yay for Daiquaris! Hence the icon of Hide the Rum :O)

Yeah it's my birthday today... the BIG 22 oooOOOOOOoooo lol really not that big.. honestly... Not like I'm gonna do much today anyways.. Debating on whether I want another drink or if I want to go up to Kohl's once it's out of my system.. Big sale up there today!

Nothing much is new.. been working a lot... Tis my life lately but won't be for much longer. I am suppose to be training the new temp to take my position when I go back to school (which makes me sad by the way that someone is "replacing" me). However, the first temp that came seemed like she would work out and said she'd be back... but basically lied to us and called the temp agency to tell them she wasnt coming back so :op to her. Tuesday brought another temp and she stayed for 2 days so far woohoo... I'm pretty sure she's gonna be the temp that stays and I finish training. However, I am running out of stuff for both of us to do/train on so the rest of the week should be fun. I'm suppose to work for the rest of this week and then I'm doing 2 days next week. Earlier in the week I plan on going out to my mom's place til about wednesday.

In other news.... In case no one noticed... it's freaking hot outside! Totally hiding in the basement where it's about 25 degrees cooler than my room (seriously). I really do wish I had my pool again!

What else... well the school cancelled my science in the fall so I had to find another class to replace that one. So now I'm in People's Republic of China ::headdesk:: Really the only choice I had so that I have a chance to graduate on time. So I'm doing my global in the fall instead of my science... woohoo... not! But oh well.. Should be entertaining.

The bridal shower is on it's way and is set for Aug. 13th... oh yippee.. can't wait lol I really can't wait for the wedding to be over so my stress level drops... But that's exactly 1 month away from today so I have to wait.

So not much else is going on... Like I said before the things that are coming up include many many birthdays, the bridal shower, my last day of work, a trip to Gettysburg, starting classes again, and the wedding. I may or may not update before next month... Guess it depends on whether I'm bored if I have more RUM Daiquaries :O)

Quote of the day:
"Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!"
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