Spring Break

So a lot of my friends had plans over spring break including going to Europe, Japan (of course that changed after Friday), and Seattle.  So what did I do over the break?  Well, I worked Thursday until Saturday and then I went with Aimee to the exotic, get ready for it, Daphne Alabama.  For those of you who don’t know, Daphne is in southern Alabama pretty close to the bay.  All joking aside though, it was really fun and I’m glad I went (I got back in town today.)

I got to meet Aimee’s family, including her two adorable sisters (who are 4 and 6).  I got to feel like a rich person on the first day because her dad is a member of the country club so we spent most of the afternoon sitting in a hot tub with fancy drinks in hand.  We were actually very tired though after everything was said and done.  When we got back to her dad’s place we watched Labyrinth and I fell asleep before it was over having several weird dreams, but the weirdest being a combination of Ken, Aimee, zombies, and the Kardashians.  I’ll let your imagination piece that one together heh heh.

I’ll just skip the day by day blow though and just hit the high points.  Last night we did some karaoke, which was a bit odd because there was one, maybe high school aged, girl and a maybe 30 something year old man and woman and us.  The rest of the crowd was old people.  The only reason we went was because Aimee’s dad was actually doing the karaoke and really wanted us to come so he wasn’t stuck with old people all night.  Needless to say Aimee and I rocked the party last night with our renditions of Umbrella, Womanizer,  No Scrubs, Bye Bye Bye, Poker Face, and Bohemian Rhapsody.  Oh, and there was a creeper there who tried to hit on me and Aimee, even after our friend told him we were married.  Fun times.

We also got to go to the bay with Aimee’s dad and sisters.  The cutest part was watching them chase seagulls and also being fascinated by the various sea shell fragments.  We also got to eat some ice cream, which as most of you know, I love me some ice cream heh.  We also got to see some cute puppies because Aimee is looking for a female shiatsu to breed with her dog.  They were so cuddly and fluffy!!! Squee!!!

But it was a good break from a less than awesome week before that.  So I’m glad I went and relaxed and forgot about my problems.  But now it’s back to the old grind because I resume work tomorrow… ewwwwww


Old Lady Celebration

Wow, already March.

I’ve been so busy, I really haven’t thought much about writing.  Of course I’ve had little to actually write about as of late.  Talking about scholarship applications and course approval forms alongside work doesn’t make for interesting reading.  But I have been thinking a lot.  I might get creative again soon, I might post some more poems.  Then again the more likely alternative is that I’ll forget about my blog, and just keep on with my other things.

I went to an information session the other day about studying abroad in Vienna this summer.  I’ve pretty much got everything done for it, with a few minor gaps to fill here and there.  I’m mildly excited at this point, which I know, sounds like I’m just going because I feel like I have to, which isn’t the case, it just makes me think of the future.  I’m kind of dealing with a lot of concerns, which I know I’ll have to deal with sooner or later.  My ambitions pretty much require living abroad for at least a couple of years.

Well, I guess I could just half ass everything, but if I want to learn the language and actually feel competent in what I want to do, I should go live in another country.  I have just been a little bit bummed because I keep thinking about all of the important things I’ll miss when I’m out experiencing the world.

But in other “my boring life” related things, spring break is coming up and I’m going with a friend to her home town in south Alabama, which should be fun.  I really need a break from work and school.  The original plan was to work as much as possible through the break, but alas, I guess I am truly a German at heart because I really like my down time.  I’m not sure what all the plans are, other than a Snoop Dog concert (that her brother is opening for, which is weird because he is in a rock band…)  I, being the true gangster that I am, am going to wear my Antoine Dodson shirt, because that’s about the most gangster thing I actually own…  But the concert is free, so it will be a fun experience.

Something I kind of want to do over the break is to write a fairytale, kind of in the same style as the Grimm tales.  I was sort of thinking about it one night when I couldn’t sleep, which kind of helped me drift off, but that’s beside the point.  I want to see what I can do with my German, and I will possibly provide a translation, or laugh at the google/babblefish translation (the latter usually being the funnier pick).  I just want it to have a little more, I don’t know, depth.  That’s probably not the right word, but it is the first that comes to mind.  Anyway, I will leave it at that and most likely read and go to bed.

I’m such an old lady… especially on mardi gras…