Monday, August 20, 2007

Sorry . . .

Wild Bull. All before the craziness of moving set in...

I haven't updated in forever. Ok so last week got way too busy with packing and moving and seeing people before they move away. I'm finally all moved out of my apartment though and living on Ella and Kyle's couch for a few days. Fair warning though, I might not update again for a couple days because well see since I am technically homeless, I might not get much chance to use this thing called the internet. Hopefully though, Ella and Kyle don't get sick of me too quickly, hehee. I've included some pictures from the last week since I do have the camera back at least.

Friday, August 10, 2007

I lied I guess.

Those silly camera phone pictures again. Here is last night:

Aurel and I
Buchwald and Steve, mmm Man Love

I lied because I did not get my camera back yesterday since I was being a piece of crap yesterday and didn't go to Roadhouse to watch Tim play, celebrate with Emily, or retrieve said camera. I suck, really bad. I did however meet up with Matt and Katie & their friends at Zazio's with Steve. Oh how I love their martinis, mmm. Fancy restaurants can be good things, even for poor kids like us, on half off night I guess. Afterwards we headed to the party at Larissa's and Lauren's because Larissa came back to town. This is where Roadhouse should have come in, but it didn't happen. I wasn't the one that chose, and I cannot go back. I must say though, that was a blast since their place was in stumbling distance of bed and they are always a good time. Jello shots galore too. Oh my. Bed was way too late, but oh so grand. Morning came quickly. I layed in bed reveling in the smiles for an extra hour and was, oh, an hour late for work. Oops, whatev. It was a wonderful morning as they can sometimes be. I did leave the night with a few souvenir pictures like you see above along with a few others though from that crappy camera phone .

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I do what I want.

I did not get my camera back the other day like I had thought, but tomorrow is the day! I did take some pictures with my incredibly uncool camera phone the other day so I'll show you those. I call it the Shakespeare's Glasses Photo Series:

It's the "Diva Rocker Tina" and the "Interior Designer Steve"

Guess what everyone! I get to be homeless for a week! Yeah, f that. Our new apartment complex is completely screwing us over. We were supposed to be able to get in there this weekend, like the 11th, which was sweet since I have to be out of my current place by the 17th. Well long story short, they screwed us over majorly about 3 times now. We now have to live in a completely different building (not the one we want and reserved) AND we cannot move in until the 25th. Luckily I will have somewhere to keep my stuff in the meantime. The whole moving twice thing is what I am really most pissed about. So if you know me and have a spare couch, let me know. I will be crashing people's places for about a week.

On another note, I've been thinking a lot today about life. I feel like I have grown so much and learned so much about myself this summer and in the past few months. I feel like I see life more clearly now. I know what I want out of life. I've never been so laid back about things. Like this whole moving thing for example. I didn't even know for sure where I would be living when I have to move out of my current place until about a week ago. I've just been so laid back about the whole thing which surprises me. Normally I am the kind of person who has that planned out months in advance. I've been living more in the moment and taking things in stride.

I have this overwhelming sense of optimism lately. I feel like everything that I have been going through, every person that I meet, every experience and encounter is supposed to be part of my life, stepping stones on the path. I don't always make the most logical choices, but I make the ones that I want to make, for ME. Basically, I do what I want. I have this sense that everything is going to work out. I'm happy where I am in life right now. I don't have all the answers. I don't have the one thing what I want, the one thing that I care most about. But things are going in the right direction, especially lately. Plus, I am surrounded by wonderful friends and family that make me smile every day. I also think I know what I want to do in the semi-near future. Some people might think I am crazy for it, but it's what I want. It might not work out perfectly as planned, but at the very least it will open me up to other experiences that will be part of my path in life because I know things are going to work for me. They already are.

Monday, August 6, 2007

"The Game"

I get my camera back today, weee! I still can't wait to see the pictures that were taken that fateful night that I left it.

Also, today is going so well. I got a surprise guest visitor for lunch AND tonight will be grand too.

On another note, I am reading this book called "The Game," and I am loving it. I was totally anti-reading this book when Steve and Chad were trying to get me to read it for a long time, but I finally gave in. It is about pick-up artists which I thought was stupid, but after beginning to read it, I realized there is much more to it. One, it is very well written and cracks me up every time I open it. Two, it is really about social interaction, one subject that completely interests me, hence the fact I majored in Communication.

When I saw a preview for this new show "The Pickup Artist" on VH1, I was way too excited. It is based on the book with one of the main characters, Mystery. I can't wait to see just what he really looks like and how he acts. I want to see his "Game" in action. Just the other day I was thinking how great of a reality show could be made based on this book, and now there is this. Ask and you shall receive. So I'm really excited to watch this tonight, because I am a dork. It really should be interesting though, at least to laugh at.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Busiest Weekend Ever

I think I left my camera at Erin's house the other day so I have no new pictures to post so instead I will bore you with the story of my weekend. It's been a good weekend.

Since the weekend began, aka the minute I got out of work on Friday, I have been going nonstop- and I've loved every second of it. Like 18 people I know had birthdays on Friday. Happy Birthday to all of you by the way. I got to celebrate Arvin's with him at his & Nandan's apartment right after work which was crazy because by the time I got there, it was already a party. Then got to celebrate Tim's with a bunch of people at Erin's place afterwards, followed by a late night trip to Big Burrito with Steve, Tim, Joe, and Chad, the perfect stop after such a crazy night. Basically I got to sped the night with my favorite people ever. Needless to say, I did not get much sleep that night, but what I did get was uber wonderful =).

Then at the crack of dawn, I got to meet up with the ladies I'm going to be living with soon to go yell at our leasing office. That was fun. Then Bridget and I were off to the Fieldside Music Festival all day. We were some badass volunteers so we got some Staff t-shirts. Yeah I know you're jealous. In short, the festival rocked. Everyone was great. That lasted all day and night, and I almost fell asleep like 12 times, literally, from lack of sleep the past few nights. Everyone had a great time though.

This morning I had to get up AGAIN to go talk to the leasing office, but I finally got to sign a lease, and so now things are squared away and I have a place to live when I move out of here, with some great people too. I will miss living with Chad though. Tear. Now I'm just doing massive amounts of laundry today before Girls Night tonight. Whew. Also, hopefully the people that are gone from Kalamazoo right now will return soon so I can see them. Come back!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Afternoon Round

I was kind of impressed by this picture that I took. It's Ian & Tim in there. Yesterday was a perfect evening for snapping pictures, walking around town, and chilling at a coffeeshop. I had forgotten how fun coffeeshops really are.

Also while I was there, this reporter-lady heard me talking, and then she came up to me and said, "I'm sorry, but I just overheard you saying something really amazing, can I quote you and ask you some questions?" I thought wow, that's kind of a random but really nice compliment. So now I'm going to be in the paper. I'm so articulate. Teehee.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


So I think I've finally decided to buy some ACL Festival tickets today like I have been meaning to do. Maybe this will remind me to do so. I really should get ahold of my friends that live down in Austin first though to verify that staying with them is cool. I'm getting really excited for it even though it is in September, excited for the bands and the people that I will be getting to spend time with, especially on the way down, teehee. (Wow, I wish I didn't have to be so vague.) Plus, I'll get to see my favorite Texans.

Here are just some of the bands I'm excited to see:
MUSE, The Decemberists, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Wilco, Ben Kweller, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Bjork, Peter Bjorn and John, The White Stripes, and the list goes on for miles . . .

For more info on who is going to be there and everything great about ACL visit their website.