Well it's almost official....I'm graduating from college and it's only taken me 12 years to get here. Today I went to the Grad Fair where you can purchase your cap and gown, and I also picked up my graduation packet which is the last official paperwork required for graduation I just have to fill it out and turn it back in and then it will be really official. OK so here's the thing anyone reading this who actually knows me knows that I'm incredibly emotional, right? So I'm at the grad fair which is really a room set up to sell you things and not just your cap and gown (and yes I now own my cap and gown) but all manner of graduation items not to mention school memorabilia it's their last chance to make money off of us graduating seniors. Well of course I fall for it hook line a sinker. In my defence I only purchased Announcements that I needed and a zip up hoodie that I've been wanting anyway. While I was standing there looking at the Announcements trying to decide if I needed one pack or two it sort of hit me that I'm actually graduating and I kid you not I almost teared up right there. Let me just say that I think this behavior is out of control it's a month till graduation and I'm already on the road to being a basket case. I'm going to have to remember tissues and waterproof mascara for the Ceremony. I'm actually a little terrified of graduating but I'm so excited at the same time. That's probably how most graduates feel but this has been a long time in the making for me so maybe I'm entitled to a little sappiness.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This morning I had a little emergency that made me late for class. Here's the story... I have a favorite necklace it's a small amethyst stone (my birthstone) on a delicate silver chain. My parents gave this necklace to me for my birthday, I think it was for my 21st (I'm 30 now so you do the math) I love this necklace I wear it with any outfit that doesn't have specific, coordinating jewelry to match. I hang many of my necklaces on the knob of the medicine cabinet in my bathroom that's over my sink. This morning when I reached for a different necklace that was under the aforementioned necklace I accidentally knocked the amethyst one into the sink and it immediately fell down the drain. I think my heart actually skipped a beat. Have you ever done something like that, lost something that means allot to you? I'll bet most of you have and it's an awful feeling. Well I didn't want it to be gone forever so I called my dad and asked him how to best recover the necklace. He gave me some directions for how to get the P trap off and walked me though it on the phone. It turned out to be pretty easy and I did retrieve the necklace so all was not lost. But I have to say that I'm pretty proud of myself that I... A) kept my head and B) opened the drain by myself( well with dad's directions). So now maybe I can charge as a plumber..... well maybe not. But anyway, disaster averted.
Sometimes life is hectic, and crazy, and I feel like a chicken with it's head cut off. I'm sure we all feel that way most of the time right? Well a couple of my girl friends and I decided a few weeks ago that we needed to do something fun on a regular basis, to have girl talk and get away from the Theatre Department for a couple of hours. So my friend Jenn knows a coffee shop that she likes to go to because as she says "it feels like your out of town" I had been there before and I also like the atmosphere so Nic and Jenn and I have started going to Citrus and Sage one afternoon a week and sit and chat and just enjoy being out. I like this particular place because I don't really like caffeine even in soda it makes me feel funny and Citrus and Sage has really nice herbal teas my favorite is Ginger Twist. Tonight there was also a jazz band there and the music was nice but we did have to switch tables so we could hear each other speak. After tea we came back to my apartment because Nic asked me to help her reshape her eyebrows. I was a little nervous because I tweeze my own brows all the time and I'm comfortable doing that but I've never helped anyone else but I think we worked together to make them look nice. We hada good time and it's so nice to have a girls night out.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Well, today was my first day back at school after spring break. I wore green today for St Patrick's day as most of you did I'm sure. Growing up with two older sisters I learned that I had to wear pajamas with some green on them to avoid early morning pinching never mind what might happen if I was caught without green on for the rest of the day. Today in the shop Mary and Leslie and I were wearing the green so we took pictures just for fun. After school Amanda invited us over for a St Patrick's Day Party. She had roast beef for sandwiches and potatoes (sounds good and Irish doesn't it?) and the food was very yummy. Then we watched Darby O'Gill and the Little People. I remember watching that movie when I was little but I remember the Banshee being scarier. Well Happy St. Paddy's everyone.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So it's spring break and I'm very ready for a nice week off from school. I'm having a hard time being excited about driving to Idaho for spring break when last year I was flying to New York to have the most memorable spring break. I wish I could be going again this year. A good friend of mine is on the same trip this year and I know she will have fun and I'd love to go again but I suppose if you went every year it wouldn't be as special and I'm sure I will go back again sometime. And since I've been thinking about it I'm posting pictures from New York because I have great memories from last year and I have to show them off. And Wow! I can't believe how much my hair has grown since last year.
So I think that growing up in the 80's was the best. We had great TV shows,remember the Smurfs and Fraggle Rock?, and toys, Barbie and the Rockers was one of my favorites, and technology was starting to really get going, I remember playing games on our Apple IIE and our Atari. But we also spent allot of time outside making up games and riding bikes and I had a red wagon that I loved. Yesterday I had a happy moment while looking around on Amazon I saw that the 3rd season of the Muppet Show will be coming out on DVD in May. I own the first and second seasons not to mention all of the Muppet Movies because they are nostalgic for me I remember watching them with my sisters when I was little. So hooray for season 3!
I thought that I would post a blog about the normal things I do everyday it's not all that interesting to me but everyday stuff is what makes up my life. So one of the things I do every week is Work Call on Tuesday and Thursday. Theatre Majors need to take a class call practicum where we put work hours into the shops. I work in the costume shop so I put my hours in up there. We work on the shows, this Thursday I was working on some patterning for King Lear. In the costume shop we have lots of unique personalities (we are theatre majors after all!) so things are usually pretty fun.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Today I woke up with a cold (well I think it's a cold) so I've been sleeping on and off for most of the day but at least I got out of the house last night so I haven't been too bored today.The nice thing about being stuck at home is I still have the beautiful flowers my parents gave me for my birthday to look at. Today is the birthday of one of my friends who is also a costume designer. And since our birthdays are so close we decided to invite all of our friends in the department to meet us for dinner last night. It was a fun night even though our waiter was awful. I took some pictures but the lighting was so bad that none of them came out very well. Well this is a short post but I think I'm going to go take some more vitamins and get some more rest. Oh and Happy Birthday Mary-Ester!
A brief glimpse into the life of a slightly scattered girl.