Saturday, September 27, 2008

to a delux wordpress blog in the sky

I've moved.

http://afterthesparks.wordpress.com

All my old blogger posts are also here.
However, I like the setup much more...

and I can update from my iphone.

So head on over, check it out. Comment, update your bookmarks, what have you.


See you there!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just go right along, you'll be happening too!

Good morning to you!

Why can't I sleep in?

Does this mean I'm supposed to be productive today?

I don't want to be productive!

I want to wake up late and watch Arrested Development and Cry Baby in my pajamas until the last possible moment before work.

Maybe I'll make soap today, and my productivity will leave my house smelling like berries.

Oh, the possibilities!

Monday, September 08, 2008

It's been a productive day.

And normally, this would be the time I get up.

I'm not quite sure how to handle this. I don't even have homework left.

I cleaned out the litter boxes and the cats room.
-- Cinder has been playing in there for the last hour.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

No, not really.



It's only been a couple days and I'm slacking.

I realized tonight that I forgot to even start my resume.
I don't like having resumes. Or truly interviewing for jobs.
I've never not been hired on the spot.

I don't think my resume is bad, but I figured that adding my short career as a CPA (Certified Personal Assistant in an Assisted Living Facility) would be beneficial.
-- I spent most of the time on my resume figuring out a non-crude way to say "I wiped old people's butts and dealt with sweet old ladies who would get scared because during my 6 hour shifts they'd forget who I was."
-- -- ended up saying something about assisting with personal care and developing patience.


Maybe I should sleep instead.

Friday, August 29, 2008

perchance to dream?

I'm tired. Really tired. I guess it's because my body isn't used to having something to do every single day, but really? Even at night, I want to go to bed at 9, but I can't fall asleep until 2 in the morning only to have to get back up at 6:45 for class. For a first day or so, melatonin was helping. Now? Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch.


Any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

the swing of things



For once, I find myself looking forward to school for something other than getting to see the people again.


Seriously.


Don't take offense, AUM kids, but after taking summer classes there I appreciate Huntingdon so much more.

Well, I take that back. I appreciate my sect of Huntingdon so much more. It's not that I really enjoy classes in general, or I'm glad to be wide awake and thinking at 8 am... but I do enjoy being remotely challenged. I like being somewhere that I don't feel is a waste of my time. Sure, I could have taken the easy way out Freshman year: left HC, gone to AUM and coasted through. Luckily, I didn't. I know the reason I didn't was because I'd basically be back to Freshman status, but now I realize that I have learned way more, and am much better prepared for what's to come: specifically, graduate school and internships.

So yeah, that's that.

I think I'm going to turn this into more of a micro-blog. Don't get me wrong, I love blogging. I like getting my ideas and frustrations out. However, when I go to write it either feels like a chore or like anything other than major changes in my life aren't really worthy.

So less big updates unless they're really needed... more daily quips, pictures, random thoughts. We'll see how this works. Any ideas?

I am also aware that no one is that interested in my scrapblog pages that I enjoy posting... but I don't care. They're fun to make, if anything. Plus, they help me sum up spans of time with my favorite/important pictures. The scrapblog featured today is the summation of my last summer in undergrad. Seriously. Courtney mentioned this about a week ago... and I guess I just didn't think about it. This is my last summer "off". WTF, kids? Does this mean I'm growing up? I'd hate to think that. Oh well. Anyway, onto a quick explanation of pictures.

Top left and top right: Pictures of Wade and I. Granted, the one on the top right isn't from this summer, it's from my 21st birthday, but who cares. If you're curious, that's who I'm currently dating. He's really neat, and it's nice to be with the person you've had a secret crush on for the last two and a half years or so. The top middle picture is of Courtney, Shannon, and I at the Escape Frame show. They're two of my favorite people. Bottom right is my best friend, and finally room mate Courtney. If you're ever curious about who I can stand for long periods of time: she's one of the few. We have fun with simple things, including meeting Anna for picnics in the park, which is the picture in the middle on the bottom. For the bottom left pictures, those are my sisters. I love them so much, it's not even funny. I've known young kids before, but not one has impressed me as much as these two girls. I don't get to see them as often as I'd like, but every time I do they amaze me. I'm going to stop there, because I could go on for hours. Maybe one day I'll write An Ode to Chloe and Mia but for now I'll spare you!

Oh yeah, and there's a picture of an orangutan I took at the zoo, just for kicks.

I feel as if this doesn't really have a closing, but that's alright. You'll deal. Until tomorrow, au revior. (I'm practicing French for my trip to Paris in 4 months and 4 days)

Friday, July 11, 2008

it takes two to tango

As of last Monday, I've lived on my own/in this house for two full years.

As of yesterday, Choca is officially a two-year old.

On my next birthday, I'll be twenty-two years old.

I have two semesters left of undergraduate college.

... and two weeks left of this semester.

... ... and two tests on Tuesday.

two more episodes of Scrubs left until I need to go and actually get things done.