Sunday, May 29, 2005

My turn to post a cheesy quiz...

Ok, so I admit that I take these quizzes I just don't post them. Until now I guess. I just thought this one was funny and pretty accurate. Oh yeah, and I like Star Wars...

Star Wars Horoscope for Aquarius

You can be cruel and torment people who disagree with you.

Deep down, there is a peace-loving, friendly side to you.

You have a knack for inflicting pain on people and use your intellect during battle.

Star Wars character you are most like: Darth Vader

Super quick one...I promise!!

My life has officially been consumed by two things:

1. Planning my wedding
2. Knitting/Crocheting/Crafting

Mike and I have some leads for the we just need some $$ to make things happen. Anyone care to donate? Any offers over, say, $100 guarantees an invite! Haha, that's a good deal, right??? (seriously...I have a PayPal account if anyone wants to take me up on it! Haha.)

As for the knitting etc., unfortunately that costs money, too. Thanks to my parents, though, for sending me all of my mom's yarn that she doesn't use. Some of it is being turned into a sweater for Mike right now. I must say that I'm pretty happy with it so far, too. Especially since it's my first big knitting project! I'm sure all the rest of the donated yarn will come in handy and keep me occupied, too, while I stay out here in MA without a job. :\ I really wish I could get a job. It would help with the boredom factor AND fund the wedding and the knitting. But alas, I am going home to MI for a month starting June 13 which means I am unhirable at the moment. Oh well, I'd rather be hanging with my fam anyway. I don't see them all that often anymore.

Well, Happy Trails...

Monday, May 16, 2005

My Ring! My Ring!

My ring on my hand's. Ahh, the magic of computers make my hands look nice. :)

My Ring! ...only closer!

My ring in a beautiful close-up shot. :)

The Rumor Is True!

Well, well, well. What a day of days! I got a phone call this afternoon from my mom telling me that my sister and her longtime fiance finally got married last Friday! Congratulations Mary and Andy!

While discussing their new marriage, though, my mom and I got on the topic once again of when Mike was finally going to propose to me. Mike and I have talked about it sooo many times! Well, as of today my wait is officially over! Mike and I are in fact engaged! The ring is absolutely beautiful and it's a perfect fit! It's a .65 carat diamond in a round brilliant cut with a platinum band. (The only reason I know the specifics of carat size is because the ring came with this whole quality certificate that talked about all of that sort of stuff.) Oh, and yeah, it's from Tiffany's. Heehee. It's awful purty. :)

Silly Mikey actually managed to surprise me, too. He took half of a day off of work and surprised me shortly after my shower by ringing the doorbell. Haha. I actually almost didn't answer it because nobody just randomly comes over. But it rang twice so I threw on sweats and his button down from the day before and left the towel on my head and went down to answer the door. Mike was standing there with his hands behind his back and this nervous little smile on his face. He told me how much he loved me and asked me to marry him! :) I actually didn't even say "yes" right away because I was so shocked that he was able to surprise me! I just hugged and kissed him and asked him why he wasn't at work. Haha. I know, I'm romantic. He actually had to ask me if I was saying "yes." Silly boy, he should have known it was a big old YES before he even asked it!

Well, we called our family and a few friends and then went out to buy a wedding etiquette book (so I can learn to be proper) and my first useful wedding magazine. I say 'useful' because I don't even know how many wedding magazines I have already bought in my lifetime, but I've never truly needed one until now. :) It's so exciting!

Monday, May 09, 2005

No more emotional rollercoaster!

I feel like my teacher (Sr. Johnelle) is toying with me! Her secretary (Mona) calls me this morning and tells me I should call her (Sr. Johnelle). I'm assuming it's concerning the information I left her about the possibility of the Washington Semester (mentioned in my last post). I had left her a brochure and then emailed her more information. Well, she did in fact want to talk to me about it, but to tell me that she thought it would not be in my best interest because American University does not have an accredited program and I really can't afford to miss the senior social work classes at Salve. She said it will set me back, in terms of graduating on time, and because it's not accredited I would not be able to go into a Master's program with advanced standing. That is, of course, assuming I want to get an MSW (Master of Social Work). Personally, I'm really leaning towards environmental studies anyway. But anyway, needless to say, I was really disappointed and upset that I was told I couldn't do it because I had really gotten my hopes up and gotten excited about it. It was practically all I could do to not cry while I was still on the phone with her.

I called Mike and my Mom (but my uncle was visiting) so my Dad called me back and we talked about having a balance between optimism and reality and how much it sucks to be an adult. Of course, my poor Dad is a little biased at the moment because he's been laid off for a few months now. We talked about how much we hate money and that only the lucky few really end up doing what they want to do because one way or another life gets in the way. How's that for depressing? God, he even told me about a poster he saw that was supposed to be like one of those cheesy posters people hang in offices with words like "leadership" or "courage" and a picture of a bald eagle or something. Well, this one he saw was kind of like a negative take on that, meant to be a joke. It sounds just awful, though, if you ask me. On the poster is a box of fries and underneath it said "We can't all be astronauts." How depressing!!

But yeah, this whole things turns out to be an evil emotional roller coaster because after I hang up the phone with my Dad I check my email. Sr. Johnelle replied to the email I sent her saying that she had not received the email before we talked on the phone. She thought the program sounded interesting and she said she will look into it and see if we can come up with some sort of a compromise so I can do it. She said she couldn't make any promises because I have to follow the standards of the CSWE (Council Social Work Education), but it might be a possibility. At this point I don't want to get my hopes up, but I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Go Here

Check out this website: Washington Semester. If you look at program choices, I really really really really really want to do the International Environment and Development Program. You get to go to either Brazil or South Africa, depending upon which semester you go. Please please please tell me I can go Sr. Johnelle :( It sounds just amazing...

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Dates still happen!

Last night I went on a real, bonafide date! It was wonderful. And the best part was that I forgot about it.

You see, sometime last week Mike and I were watching television like we so often do and a married couple on tv was talking about how they needed to still go on dates even though they were married. I think it may have been Hal and Lois on Malcolm in the Middle. Anyway, I remember turning to Mike and saying, "Yeah, we should go on a date!" And then Mike said, "I would like to take you out on a date on Tuesday." And then we shook on it like you do for any important deal or arrangement.

Well, the weekend passed and so did Monday and most of Tuesday. I had forgotten about our deal until Mike called on his way home from work Tuesday evening. "Be ready to leave for our date when I get home," Mike told me. Oh happy day! The date that I forgot about was now a surprise date! The best kind!

He got home and we left for dinner. We went to Henry's Root Beer Stand. I enjoyed a hot dog with everything--ketchup, mustard, relish, and onions--fries and a sprite. How's that for a sexy date? Mike ordered a bacon double cheeseburger, fries, and a root beer. Both were yummy. We ate at a picnic table outside. I have a feeling we will be frequenting them quite a bit this summer. :)

Part two of our date continued its 50s flair with a stop at Ryan Family Amusements for a little bowling fun. Turns out they have duckpin bowling at the one in Taunton, not regular bowling. It was hilarious. It's like bowling with bocci balls. Poor Mike needed some bumpers in the gutters. I highly recommend it for anyone who hasn't tried it yet. It's much more difficult to control your bowling ball!

The night ended at the movies. We finally went to see A Lot Like Love. It was cute. Not great, but it was an appropriate date movie. We had fun because we snuck candy into the theatre. Shh...don't tell anyone! We couldn't help it, though. The theatre at Silver City Galleria doesn't carry SnoCaps or Raisinets! What kind of theatre are they? I mean come on! Those are movie theatre staples as far as I'm concerned, not to mention our favorite movie candies!

Well, that's it. It's nice to have dates even when you live together and have been in a relationship for nearly 3 and a half years. Here's to many more to come!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Here ya go Bekki

Well, here goes. Another new post. Finally. I have my title girl to thank for this. And don't worry, I am not trying to single you out and I am definitely not annoyed. In fact, I have to say a big old THANK YOU! because it means that someone actually reads this! Even if it is only when you're proscrastinating studying for your finals... Heehee, I'm just joking with you. You know I love you Bekki. :)

I'm not going to do the big update since last post because I don't think too much of any worth has happened. I did finally get my new glasses, but somehow no one has noticed. I swear, they are different frames, though! My old ones were very dark brown or black. My new ones are burgandy!! That's a big color change. It's kinda funny because I was worried it was too bold or I would look like Sally Jesse Raphael. I guess I look exactly the same.

My internship is over. Oh happy day! I have to say, though, it ended very nicely. No loose ends and a fun little luncheon to say goodbye.

I have been the epitomy of lazy thus far in terms of finals. It's been nice, though. I just had a whole weekend without any school-related activities! My exam schedule is pretty decent, too. I have my first one this evening at 6. It's only worth 5 pts toward my grade, though, and there's no way to study for it. It's going to be one question that I will have to answer from the perspective of a social worker. OoOoh! My 3 remaining finals are on Thursday. They are back-to-back which isn't cool, but I know I will probably have at least an hour in between them still. Spanish will probably be the most difficult. I didn't retain ANY of it this semester. Then I have 2 social work exams. I'm feeling pretty good about things. I can't wait for Thursday to be over, then I can concentrate on fun stuff that I like to do.

For any of you wondering, I will be in Taunton until about mid-June. Then I will go home for about a month to visit my family and hang out with my cool siblings. :) I'll be back in Taunton by mid-July, hopefully with two of my sisters in tow. :)

That's enough for now. I hope I've satisfied all of you people desperately looking for a distraction from studying.

Happy trails...