Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Another Semester...

So. It's the beginning of another semester. So far, I like most of my classes. This is maybe the second semester that I've had a class that had homework and in-class activities that you actually turn in. What is this? High school? Oh well. I actually like homework in a sick kind of way. It forces me to do something other than be too lazy to read my textbooks. Bleh. I'm ready to kick some grade ass this semester! Woo! I want to finish my undergrad career with a bang...and at least a 3.5. We'll see how that goes, huh? If I don't get an A in Kinesiology I'll cry...Not because I'm one of those people who are anal about their grades, but because I'll be extremely disappointed in myself and my abilities to not be a total moron. Brad and I have been going to bed really early the past couple of days. It's cute, but kind of sad that we count down the hours until we can finally turn in for the night. Haha...Old people. So far, I actually like having to be here on campus before 8 every morning. Somehow it makes me feel really awake in the middle of the day, unlike when I used to drag myself out of bed to go to an 11 o'clock class or something and then go home and nap some more. I won't allow myself to nap anymore because I know that I can't limit myself to just 45 minutes or so. If I'm taking a nap, I'm taking a 3 hour nap. That's what we had to do when the power randomly went out last week. Brad and I decided that it would be a good time to sleep, since there was nothing else we could do in a dark house anyway, so we did. That was a good nap. I drooled all over the couch. Anyway, I'm going to class in about ten minutes and I'm hungry, so I'm gonna stop here and have a snack so my stomach doesn't embarass me in Abnormal Psych.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Antsy

I've been feeling really antsy lately, like something needs to happen. It just gets so boring when you fall into a routine and nothing fun and exciting is going on. You know...work, sleep, work sleep, watch tv, work sleep, avoid laundry/cleaning, sleep. It gets old after a while. School starts up again real soon and I'm excited for the change of pace, but I'm dreading all the work I'm going to have to do. C'mon graduation! There's just so much to look forward to later in the year that I'm really ready to be there already. I'm getting that itch to go somewhere again. Last time this happened, Brad and I ended up taking the Greyhound all the way to Washington D.C. I always thought that I was the kind of person who enjoyed routine and didn't like change much, but I guess either I was wrong or I've changed. Now I'm the kind of person who likes to randomly decide to do something and catch toads in cups outside. I'm maturing in reverse, or immaturing I guess. I feel so restless in the office right now. I think I'll just use my lunch hour to get out and go twitch somewhere. haha. Man, it's boring here. I can't even think of anything I care to look at on the internet anymore! I don't work tomorrow, though. I wonder what I'll end up doing.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Fanatic Cook

The Fanatic Cook

See? This is the stuff you find when you're bored at work. I need to keep this handy, though!

This and That

I think I'm going to start checking out books from the library so i don't have to buy them. I already have a nice little list going of what to read next. I've been trying to find a copy of that "100 books to read before you graduate from high school" list, but I haven't had any luck. I don't even know if it's actually 100 books, so if anyone who reads this knows what I'm talking about and/or maybe has a copy or knows where to find one, just let me know and I'll appreciate it a lot.

I wrote in my journal last night for the first time in about 4 months. I always forget how good it feels to have a private journal where you can just let out all your thoughts and no one will ever know about them, hopefully. After I finished that, I started going through and reading entries in my old journal. I couldn't help but feel stupid and silly remembering all the things I would get excited about or stress about. I'm sure I'll feel the same way in however many years when I look over my most recent journal entries. It's just so interesting to be able to guage how many changes I've made since high school. I just wish I could be more consistent about it.

So, I sent off about 10 ideas for greeting cards today to a place called Oatmeal Studios. They pay $75 for each idea they use, so maybe I'll make at least $75, but I'm not going to get my hopes up. It would be neat, though! Not only can I use some extra cash, but it would be cool to be able to say that I'm a published greeting card writer. I could be like Adam Sandler in Mr. Deeds, only I won't inherit billions of dollars just out of nowhere and then find out that it really belongs to my creepy butler who has a thing for feet. Maybe I'll be able to come up with some more clever stuff to send it. Any ideas?

Friday, August 04, 2006

Guess Where I Am!

So, I've got about 3 hours of work left for the day, but time is going by really slowly because my eyes are burning and there's nothing to do here. I'm alone in the office, so that's kinda neat I guess. I called the doctor's office yesterday to see about my test results, which were normal! Yay! I was so afraid I was going to need chunks to be taken off me and analyzed. Don't want to deal with that. Hopefully when I go back in six months everything will still be normal.

Brad started training/orientation for his new job today. I'm glad he's finally back to work and doing something other than sitting around the house being bitter and bored. We're both going to be really busy soon, so I guess we'll see how well we get along then. I actually think we'll get along better because he won't be sitting at home all day looking at my clutter that I'm too lazy to clean up. I still haven't finished unpacking! Maybe I'll get some of it done this weekend. I haven't even folded/put away the laundry that I did more than 2 weeks ago. How sad for me.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Bored at work yet again.

This coming up weekend is tax free weekend. Boy am I glad that I don't work in retail anymore.

So, I'm bored at work. I finished another book yesterday. I was reading In Her Shoes, and it was really good. I liked it a lot. So much, actually, that I finished it in a couple of days.
My other book by Jennifer Weiner hasn't gotten here yet EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT IT IN MAY!!! Someone on Ebay is getting negative feeeeeeeeeedbaaaaaaaack! Really, now. I've been reading a lot this summer. It's nice to be able to read for enjoyment rather than for school. I can't blame Dan Brown anymore for me not getting into grad school bc I already sent in my application and got 2/3 letters of recommendation that I needed. Yay! Now I just need to write a cheesy self-promoting essay. I can't wait! (Really, I can, and I have been waiting, so HA!) I still need to find a third person to write me a letter. Now I kind of wish that I had sucked up to more profs. Haha.

Brad and I put down a deposit for a photographer, so that's exciting, I guess. I just want everything to be done and nice and over. Which reminds me: I still need to call the guy who does the chocolate fountain. I figured, since we're not having alcohol we might as well let people indulgle in chocolate-dipped whatever.We shall see. Another thing is I realized that I have way too many cousins to have a small wedding. That's good and bad at the same time because (1) the more the merrier, but (2) if we jump from 100 to 200 guests our costs go up more than $1000. Oooohhhh, slap in the face. Oh well, suck it up and deal. I'll only get married once (hopefully), so we better do it up right!