July 23, 2008

Warped Tour

Yes I am 22. And yes this year was my first time ever going to a warped tour. But it was amazing. I had tons of fun.... even though it was 2 million and seven degrees outside. The doors opened at 11 and we (we being myself and a friend) decided that getting there at ten would be good enough. We knew the lines would be long... but bands were playing all day long and the ONE we wanted to see surely would be later. For those of you who don't understand the whole warped tour idea, google it. No one releases what bands play when until the day of. So as we made our way to the end of the line... which was seven hundred and forty six blocks long, we started seeing signs that read "EVERY AVENUE: Smartpunk Stage @ 11:45." SHIT. If I drove all this way and spent all this money and didn't even get to see the ONLY band I really wanted to see, I was going to be pissed. The wait in line was agonizing. It was already hot and a homeless man was yelling go TIGER'S so that I would put money in his cup. (The concert was at Comerica Park- home to the Detroit Tiger's.) I didn't have any change, but if this man was too stupid to realize that we were not here for a Tiger's game, then he didn't deserve my money. Seriously... it was me, my friend, and a hundred thousand emo teenagers... some with thier emo parents. Finally... God came down from the heavens and opened more gates. People started flooding into the parking lot of Comerica Park. It was already 11:30 and we still had to find out what stage EVERY AVENUE would be at. We found it... pushed our way to the front row and rocked it out. Afterward, we made our way to thier merch tent and then over to the signing. With my new shorts and signed t-shirt I was ready to go home. It was only 3:00 but we didn't really care about any other bands and it was so hot that people were puking and passing out left and right. The ambulance had already been there 4 times. We walked back to where we paid to park and thankfully pulled right out. (There were some cars that were triple parked.) All in all, it was a great time. And I would gladly go back.

July 10, 2008

Tangled Christmas Tree Lights..... No Problem

.... compared to all this. I would say that I am pretty confident about most things. I'm not cocky... and I wouldn't say that I'm conceited, but I am pretty secure in handling most situations. However... there are two things that I can not wrap my head around. 1. Boys 2. Loans These two things are tricky... because you can't live with them... but you can't live without them. Here is one specific story that contains both of these.
I am nearing the end of my first round at college. In December I will have my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I am pretty excited to leave the college life and enter the real world, but I don't seem to have enough money. Most scholarships are four year deals, and this fall will be my ninth semester. That means that the people who have been paying for school are suddenly done. All the committees sent nice letters wishing me luck and success in the futures, but no more money. So I had to resort to taking out a loan. First, you have the option of getting subsidized or unsubsidized. I know the difference, but I don't know which one is which. I didn't know which one I qualified for and how to go about getting one. (You see... I am a math minor. I love math. But I hate business type math. Loans and taxes and the like are not my thing.) So I went to the financial aid office at my school. First of all... this place sucks. The service is shitty and everyone acts like they know exactly what they are talking about but you still get a different answer every time you ask a question. I signed in at the front desk and took a seat. There was only one person ahead of me this time so I figured the wait wouldn't be too long. As I sat, time ticked by... and another student came along. Somehow he ended up being helped before me. Then another studnet came, and she was called back before me too. The secretary could see the frustration on my face but she chose to ignore me. Forty-five minutes later... I finally get ushered into a room. The advisor introduces himself and we both sit down. I ask him specifics regarding the situation and blah blah blah. Next thing you know, we are talking about anything but loans. I swear I was in that room for half an hour talking about not loans. He did answer my questions but then he started flirting with me. I couldn't help but think how inappropriate it was. And he was flirting like a sixth grader. Seriously... I've never had anyone play footsie with me... until now. And I wasn't playing back. I was in shock. But he was slightly cute so I played along. He ended up giving me his number and sent me on my way. I waited a while and then finally contacted him... via emai. But I have yet to hear back from him. Hopefully I don't have any more loan problems... things could get awkward :)

June 04, 2008

A Quickie...

I just haven't been up to posting like I have been in the past. I apologize to those of you who read this... if there is anyone. And here's the update.
I'm back from Costa Rica and it was amazing! I hiked through the Rio Celeste, went white water rafting on the Sarapique River, got a canapoy tour of the rainforest via zip line, and watched a volcano erupt from my hotel room balcony! Seriously, it was the trip of a lifetime. I can't wait to go back and see it all again. I heart Costa Rica.
I am also still single. But it works for me. Boys are trouble.
Most of my friends are finding their lives. Getting married and graduating college seems to be a pretty popular even among people my age.
I am, however, graduating in December! I am really excited.... Adult life here I come!

May 09, 2008

I'm Ready....

Only two more days until I am on my way to Costa Rica. I leave Detroit at noonish, and I am pretty fricken excited. I have never been out of the county before, so this is a huge deal to me. I am looking forward to experiencing all of the things that come along with traveling. I have heard many horror stories about luggage and delayed flights, but I plan on being flexible. Losing my luggage would probably ruin my trip, but anything else will just become a great story. I will try my best to carry a positive attitude the whole time.
And I am debating whether or not to go on the white water rafting trip. I don't really like water, or small rafts. I'm too young to die. For those of you who know anything about this stuff, it's a class III river. I heard that a class IV river might kill you and a class V river will kill you, so I'm nervous! I know that white water rafting in Costa Rica is probably a once-in-a-lifetime-chance, but there are just some things that I'm not willing to risk my life for.
Finally, an update on Mr. Canada. He sucks. We finally met and it went anything but good. Apparently, all of a sudden, we live too far apart for this to work. And I'm not denying that we live far apart, but why is it a problem now? I think that he has too many things on his mind and I was taking away from some of the other things that he needed to think about. Lame, but true. I hope that he finds someone who makes him happy, or at least lives closer to him. But he did show me a whole bunch of things that I did not know. Canada is a pretty neat place.... with free healthcare and single lane highways. Huh.... if it was destined to happen, then it will happen. Until then.... I'm back to the single life :)

April 07, 2008

This Just In!

Here is the latest info on this friend/guy that I met at the bar. (Read the last post if you are still confused.) Okay... we talk every day. Thursday night, we talked until five thirty in the morning. I was tired, but it was amazing. He has sent me his picture and it makes me smile every time I look at it. I can't stop thinking about him and I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual. It's weird. But I think that this relationship has great potential. My feelings of him being a psycho killer are lessening. I do not think that psycho killers would invest this much time and effort into a phone relationship. I also don't think that psycho killers would sing Savage Garden songs over the phone to you.... (seriously one of the cutest moments in my life). He is so genuine and I don't have to try to impress him. It's just easy. Not like any other relationships, where I had to work to keep up a conversation. The only way to describe it is to say it's amazing. He's amazing. I'm really sad about the distance thing. But I'm sure that it will work out just fine.

Good Idea or Bad Idea?!

I went out with a friend the other night. We went to a local bar that we frequent often. While there, I met a guy. I know picking up boys at bars is not always a good idea, but this guy seems different. We instantly clicked... and I felt completely comfortable around him. He's not from around here, but we decided to exchange numbers. I fully expected to never hear from him again... but he called... twice already. There is just something really interesting about him. I want to get to know him and I think that it is possible. The distance thing does not seem like too much of an issue right now. But I hope that he is not some crazy psycho killer who wants to kidnap me and chop my body into a million pieces. I just keep thinking that this is too good to be true. If I do pursue him, then I will be extremely cautious. The first couple outings will be with a group.. until I feel more comfortable. I just hope that things really will work out.... and I'm super duper excited. Wish me good luck! (or leave your advice.)

March 05, 2008

Spring Break!

Sun, sand, hot guys, lots of liquor, beer, sunscreen, bathing suits.... tons of fun... maybe a random tattoo or something. Unless you're me. Then it's work and community service. And when you ask for saturday off so that you can watch your mom's cheerleading team at the state competition, you can't even get it. Ridiculous. My spring break has been so incredibly sucky, words can't even describe it. First of all... if one more person tells me that I should have just paid the ticket, I'm going to slit my wrists. I didn't want to pay the ticket, working it off is harder but more reasonable. And let me tell you, I've stopped at every stop sign since. Also, I'm sick of getting hit on by old guys who are flying higher than kites. Seriously... you're shopping at a thrift store... don't look for a girl... and if you do, choose one that is at least close to your age.
So my spring break has been shitty, but come May 11, I will be on my way to Costa Rica, and no one can stop me!

February 26, 2008

1 Ticket + 3 Points = 23 Hours

Question: What is the difference between a complete stop and a stop?

Answer: Trick question. There is no difference. When my drivers training instructor asked me this question I said, "Well, a complete stop is when you stop all the way, and a stop is when you.... eh.... ummmm..... just stop?" Duh... stopping is stopping.

Okay, I appealed the ticket I wrote about earlier. The judge said that I could do community service in exchange for paying 105 dollars and getting 3 points on my license. The fee.... 23 hours of community service at a local Salvation Army Thrift Store. Today was my first day. I actually had to go through an orientation! Everyone who worked there, besides the managers, were there because they had gotten in trouble with the law and they had to fulfill a commitment. However, I was the only one doing the hours for a traffic violation. The other homies had sold drugs, committed robbery, and other unmentionables. I felt out of place to say the least. Jeans and a sweatshirt.... I was over dressed. And I only stayed for three hours.... because I had to use the bathroom, and there was not a chance in hell I was going to use the one they offered. Note to self: pee before you leave home. So I will serve my hours and stop at every fricken stop sign I come to. Lesson learned.