Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Random photos for fun.

This is my puppy Dash and my kitty Magic.

This is my desk at work! Those flowers are from my aunt from graduation... sadly, they are still on my desk today and you would be appauled to see how, um... dead they are. Anyway, they're pretty here and that's good enough!

Me and my pudding! Not puddin' but puddinG.

A super cool picture of a spider web at the Biltmore. SUPER cool.

This is my BEAUTIFUL ring/family heirloom. LOVE IT!!!!!! :)

There ya go. I didn't get my dirty shoes picture. Now you have something to look forward to.

You're welcome. :)

4-Wheeler-Phobics Anonymous

Sitting on the edge of your seat now, are we? (If you haven't read yesterday's post, this won't make much sense.) Okay, so I called Jason and asked if he wanted me to go with him and all the wheelin' boys (and girls) and he was like, "Yeah, sure, if you really want to. I'd love for you to come."

I might need to set you guys up a little more on this whole phobia of mine. In a past life I have been thrown off/fallen off several times and had one land on top of me. No serious injuries, so don't feel too bad for me, just emotional damage to the extreme. It's so bad that a few months ago, maybe longer than that, Jason and I were at Brandon's and he convinced me to ride around the yard with him. All was fine until Jason looked like he might possibly be looking in the direction of their V-shaped ditch area and I lost it. Not just like, "Oh no, Jason - I'm scared!" but like full blown sobbing, TERRIFIED that he'd actually take me in the ditch. Yeah. It's bad.

Now you understand why this is such a big deal that I willingly said, "Hey, take me to my death today!" Anyway they got to my house to ride in the woods down to Edwards Point and other places and I put on the helmet that soon became my best friend and poor Jason's worst enemy. This is Andy's helmet and it has this great front visor, perfect if the sun is in your eyes, not so perfect if you're sitting very close, directly behind your sweetheart boyfriend. I don't know if you've thought it through yet, but with every bump in the beginning, I continuously rammed my helmet visor into the back of poor J's head. But he was too sweet about it, he was just excited I was there and every time I was like, "Oh, sorry babe!!" he just laughed and said, "Don't worry about it, you don't have to keep apologizing." :) What a sweetie.

So here I am, riding with the love of my life on the back of a little baby 4-wheeler. And get this - I'm having fun! Sure, there was the occasional, "AHHH!! Don't go down that way!!" and "Please PLEASE let me off! I'm freaking out!" but for the most part, it was great! Oh, and another random fun/not so fun fact about the machine we were riding on: the engine was "exposed," as Megan said, and for those of you who need further explanation, that means when Jason (who's in shorts, short socks, and tennis shoes) reaches his left ankle to shift gears, he will be burned by the ridiculously hot engine. Then he will get a blister. Then he'll do it again, accidentally, of course, and get a blister on his blister. Now he has a mondo one, poor thing, but he takes it in stride because I manned-up and went 4-wheeling.

One more thing: I'm going to take a picture of my shoes and put it on here so you can see what my cute, barely worn outside, work-out tennis shoes look like post-excursion. The end.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Okay, okay - I'll write!!! (I'll write a lot, in fact.)

For those of you who have been terribly disappointed in my ability to keep this thing updated (and I won't name any names... haha), I'm back and I have all kinds of fun things to update you on!

First of all, and the BIGGEST - I GRADUATED!!!! Yay me! And, eh... it's okay. I guess. If you're into that sort of thing. I haven't decided whether I am or not. Yeesh. Job hunting? Or in my case, job WAITING!

That brings me to #2: the job! Okay so I've been interning for 6 months (read the very last paragraph of 3/31) and really hoping to get a job here. After a long time of not knowing anything I was asked to come in for a first interview, and I didn't spontaneously combust! WHOO HOO! So yeah, they liked me and asked me to work on a case study to show my analytical skills. So that was a Friday and I was like, "Oh, no big - I'll work on it later." and decided to go to the Biltmore with my HONEYYYYYYYY. (check Facebook for pictures and fun-ness) Then it was Mother's day, then I'm like, "Oh, crap! I need to work on this thingy." So instead, I crawled into the fetal position and sucked my thumb. Then I got up and stared at it for hours and got no where. The next day I went straight to the girl who interviewed me and confessed that I didn't know what I was doing and she made me feel better and just told me to do my best, that's all they want. Okay, super - well, apparently my best was better than a couple other people and l was asked to come in for a FINAL interview! Yay! So that was last Tuesday (it went well too!), and I will keep you updated if I find out, one way or the other. If I get it, that will be fabulous, because I love it here and love all the people. If I don't, no big deal, God just has something else even more perfect for me.

Friday night started CVP Alumni weekend and it was so FUN!! I always love seeing my camp family and had such a blast with Jason - we didn't even have to pretend we weren't dating! YAY!! The hoe down was fun and sweaty, as all hoe downs usually are, and Rorex lead us as if we were campers. It rocked. :) Saturday morning was the most amazing camp breakfast of coffee cake and hashbrown casserole. Does it get any better than this? I think not. And even though BC is gone, the Bond Boys are keepin' it real in the kitchen.

Saturday afternoon I met up with Jason and we walked around downtown and saw the IMAX Grand Canyon thing and it was... although not what we expected, very informative of ways we can help the environment, which Jason and I have vowed to do when we get a house someday. So that was fun and then we met up with Brandon and Megan and watched Blades of Glory - pretty stinkin' funny.

Sunday was SS with the Liner's, then church, then Alex's shower! It was so beautiful and they got some great gifts! So then I go home, knowing that Jason and the rest of the group are going 4 wheeling. My arch nemisis. Oh sure, we used to be friends, until it jumped on top of me and tried to kill me. (I'm so not dramatic.) Anyway, Jason has spent our entire relationship pushing me beyond my limits when it comes to things I'm scared of. It started out small with scary movies and such, then moved to bigger things like roller coasters (Dollywood first, then Disney), and he'd been working on this whole "4-Wheeler-Phobia" for a while with no real progress.

So I made the call that would change my life and said "Umm, Jason? Would it make you happy if I came along? - Feel free to say no." And there it was: step 1. Anyway, I know that by now I am really boring you with the tedious details of my day, so I'm going to stop there. Stayed tuned for my step 2 in overcoming "4-Wheeler-Phobia."


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