I haven't done this in a while,
So I don't know what to say:
But, Lord, I feel so small sometimes in this big ol' place.
I know there are more important things,
But don't forget to remember me.
Don't forget to remember me."
~ Carrie Underwood
Yeah, that's right, I just got back from Zona Rosa! Catering class field trip! Pretty sweet right? I wasn't sure I was going to go because, I'm not gonna lie, I don't really have any friends in that class so I figured it would be super boring being down there all alone, considering we would have time to shop and all. And shopping for clothes, broke, by myself didn't seem all that appealing. Then I remembered, HELLO, there's a Barne and Noble! And that could definately keep me entertained for several hours. So, we had to finish our mock trial this morning, we won by the way, and then we headed to Zona Rosa. We hung at Barnes and Noble, we being my friend James and I from like 9:00 until 10:55. We were supposed to be at the restaraunt by 10:45, ooops! I pretty much read the whole time and listened to music, had some DISGUISTING Starbucks coffee, love coffee, hate starbucks! Anywho, we went to Bravo for lunch, which was the whole logic behind having the trip in the first place. We got a tour of the kitchen and some explainations about how stuff works, running the restaraunt and working there. Yeah, I like that place even more now! lol! Lunch was amazing, as I had predicted! MMM, I had some kind of pasta with chicken and veggies with this sauce, mmmmm, it was SOO good, I ate until I almost exploded and I still needed a doggie bag! And of course their out of this world bread with oil dip, I am addicted to that stuff! Then I had some tiramisu, oh goodness I love that stuff with a serious passion! So lunch pretty much rocked! Then we had more time to shop, I looked around a few stores, then just found a place to sit and read. *points to self* major bookworm today. Then we loaded up on the bus and I read the whole way home. All in all, very good day, especially a school day! lol! I'm still soooo full, oh man! How was everyone else's friday? lol *smirk*
I am having some major difficulty with my future plans, mainly college. Here's the situation: I had pretty much settled on KU, everyone was happy with this dicision. Well, I didn't want to live in the dorms my first year so that led to two options. Option #1) Live at home and drive to Lawrence EVERY DAY! Lots of driving time and LOTS of gas. Or option #2) Live with my Dad in Oskaloosa, drive 20 minutes to Lawrence every day and drive home probably 2 or 3 times a week, still, lots of driving time, and lots of gas plus missing my friends, my boyfriend, and my beloved dog, Zoe (yeah, I'd miss her like crazy!). Neither of these options were to appealing to me, but I figured I'd decide on one of them sooner or later. Then I got a thing from KCKCC, like I've gotten 1000 times before, but I just dismissed it, because my mind has ALWAYS been set on not going to a community college. I used to be little miss perfection when it came to school and my education, and I would have NEVER thought of going to KCKCC before. This year my prospects and priorities have changed dramatically, and although my education is still super important to me, it has slipped to a slightly lower number on my list. I still don't know what I want to do when I get out of college...maybe train animals, maybe work at a zoo or national park, maybe I'll pick up the chief idea again, I really don't know. None of these requires the rigorous college experience becoming a vet (like I had always planned to do) would have. This does open up KCKCC as an option for my first year of college and evey logical part of my brain is screaming, "DO IT!" I could live at home, still be around everyone I want to be, still be a part of Vineyard (which I would go crazy if I weren't) plus I'm sure I would have to pay NOTHING to go there, heck, they'd pay me to go there, so I could either work and save for college the next year with a little room to play, or not work at all. I know one year of community college is not a big deal, but there's one thing that is nagging at me: my dad....My daddy has always bragged on me for getting such good grades and my high ambitions for my life and I'm afraid of what he'll think if I go to a community college. I'm afraid he'll think I'm just scared to leave home or I'm immature for not putting what needs to happen before what I want to happen. Maybe I'm blowing this all out of proportion, maybe he'd have nothing negative to say, but I'm terrified of disappointing my dad. I know, this is my decision, my life, but still...I am up to my ears in paralizing frustration. So I would greatly appreciate some prayer on all this. Thanks a lot guys!
P-R-O-M! Yup, that was saturday and oodles of fun! I won't go into great detail about everything, the getting ready process would crash your computer, so I'll just touch on the important stuff. To our great surprise we were ready on time: dresses on, make-up done, hair up. Ali and I were a tad nervous (right Ali, a tad? lol). The guys looked awesome, and in my bias opinion, especially my date! lol! Tons of pictures were taken, which I hate because I hate pictures, so there ya go, IV league logic huh!? But I got to see some of them last night and there were quite a few good ones.
Hey everybody. How goes it? Good? Hope so. So..it's almost 9:00, I'm actually getting ready to go to bed. Early huh? I know! I committed to actually getting some sleep tonight since I've had way too many people comment on how tired I've looked this week. Prom's tomorrow. I'm excited, a little nervous, but no biggy, everything's coming together pretty well. I really don't have much to say I'm just super bored. Ali and I picked up the boutineers after school, then went to her house, then to the Harbor, then to Walmart and Bath and Body Works, then to my house to watch "10 things I hate about you" and the infamous reaction that is an absolute must (Ali, you're the only one who knows what I'm talking about!) lol. Anyway, Jack Johnson is keeping me company, I'm thinking of hanging out with Brad Paisley a little later. It'll depend whether or not he's free. LOL. I'm dilusional, sleep deprivation! lol. Anywho, how 'bout some more inspirational Jack lyrics, which I doubt anyone reads but they really should, cause they're pretty sweet.
Bonjour y'all! It's second hour and I'm on the computer, this is supa sweet! We have a sub. so since we had practically NOTHING to do, I'm just chillaxin'. <--(chilling and relaxing) HAHAHA, I heard that from a show the other day, it stuck apparently. So youth group was pretty good last night. I'm glad our long lost youth pastor was there, he's become somewhat of an unseen legend as you all know. I am however quite bummed about the youth group arrangements for the summer. Granted, I know we'll still all see each other, those of us still here this summer, but still. And no worship?! All summer??!! That's breaking my heart. Oh well, I'll suck it up and get over it eventually. I think we should have a "hang out/ game night" once a month on wednesdays this summer, that way if we do that and meet over at New Hope, there'd only be two wed. a month we didn't have anything. We'll see what happens I suppose. And this financial thing..I'm kind of curious about. I am amazing with a budget, I mean seriously, my mom taught me so well that the student has indeed in this case surpassed the teacher (except with all the prom prep stuff). So maybe I'll learn something new, maybe I won't, I guess I'll have to go to find out huh. I'm in a totally neutral mood right now, which I hate. I would rather be in a really good mood, but I'm not today for some reason. And my loathing of neutral moods is actually putting me in a bad one. But my not good moods never last past 2:15 so I'm not concerned. And lunch with Ali will brighten my day as always. Later everyone.
Easter Sunday, Aley decided to walk the trails at Weston Bend Park with her faithful companion, Zoe. After finding a parking spot, the last one, and receiving some evil glances from fellow parking spot hunters, Aley and Zoe headed through the trails. Immediately upon entering the woods, Aley noticed that the trees were swaying more than usual and creeking as if they would tumble over with the slightest invisable force. Zoe ran ahead, only returning to her owner's side when commanded to. So, the pace was fairly brisk for the human, Aley, trying to keep up with her energy-infected labrador. The scenary was beautiful, eveything was green and smelled wonderful thanks to the storm the night before. The storm would also account for all the fallen trees along the path. The trails were somewhat crouded, with families deciding to spend their Easter outdoors and together, and with aged lovebirds seeking a romantic afternoon. When the path ran into the pavement, Aley decided to take the path she had not taken her previous visit, hoping this time, she could finish without walking 6 miles. This path however, proved to be the wrong one as well, and terribly hilly. Even Zoe was growing weary after a few miles, so they backtracked, assuming it would be shorter than following this mystery path. Spotting a not horribly steep cliff, Aley thought perhaps she could see where the trail was leading if she climbed to the top and had a gander. This was not to be. Along with Zoe, Aley climbed to the top, slipping on leaf-covered rocks. Nothing could be seen from the top. Faithful companion Zoe stayed by Aley's side all the way down, allowing her to steady herself after a potention fall and both made it down safely. Finally, they came to the trail they have come from, or so they thought. Nothing looked familiar, even though Aley knew she had come from this way. She began to wonder if these were indeed the woods from The Brother's Grim! However, eventually the trail led back to the one they had originally taken and all was well, and TIRED!
Whoa, computers suck and if I have to attend one more lame, manditory assembly I'm going to melt into a pool of bored remains. Anywho...today has been, kinda bad, but I'm still in a super mood. Amazing huh? I know, I should be studied. I stayed up late last night studying for my law test, I had 4 pages of notes (front AND back, lol) and I still only managed a C+! What's with that??!!?!?! No I'm sorry, that's unacceptable. But, to counter my dispicabley average grade, our teacher announced that the end of the year project (which I've done nothing but selecting my topic, by the way) is no longer required, but extra credit! EXTRA CREDIT!!!! That's 200 points of extra credit possible! SCORE!!! So, that brought a smile to my face. Then senior survey was lame, I'm sorry people, but if you're a senior and you need help with your thesis statement...no, that does not fly. GOSH! lol. Catering I did...nothing? Yeah, that's right, nothing. lol.
Mmmmm, mmm, I love banana pancakes. So what's the haps with everyone? Good, everyone good? I'm great, fabulous, way beyond good! lol! and hyper...just a tad. This past weekend was pretty good. I won't brag on the movie, b/c you've all seen it now and the quotes will be flowing for years. So friday was good except for the depressing weather which accounted for my moments of silence.
These are some of my favorite lyrics from my new Jack Johnson cd, yeah, it's pretty sweet!
Ok, this is going to have to be really really fast! I have TONS of calc and crud not quite as..uh...cruddy as calc to do. BUT that doesn't mean I don't love each and every one of you....some more than others...lol! Ok, enough small talk.