It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!
- First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.
- Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
- Sissy & Brett got engaged!
- First Ever Guest Post from Rachael Happy Healthy Runner
- 2nd Guest Post from Alex The Run Within
- Nicole’s Bachelorette Party
- Nicole & Kevin’s Wedding
There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!
Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!
It’s October! Not much is going on in October for me but it’s October nonetheless.
New month, new beginnings.
Therefore last night I texted him and asked if there was anyway we could still be friends in which he replied, “of course there is.” That was a relief. I’m certain it’s a little weird right now for him since we haven’t talked in so long. Since around the end of February. I realized that he never once made me unhappy and he always knew what to say to make me smile when I was sad. Those are the best friendships, right? And it’ll mean so much to me and make me so happy if I could have it back. Fingers crossed.
Anyway, today was my first day of training for this one software I will be using at work. And I got to do it at Halliburton! I felt like a real grown up going to training. But especially because it’s at Halliburton. Is that sad?
I’m a bit familiar with the program already so I felt I was back in computer class my senior year of high school. The teacher talks for a little bit and then you do the exercise out of the book. Easy peasy. Given I don’t know every detail about it … hence the class.
They have a cool break room that has unlimited drinks, coffee, fruits, breakfast, and desserts … and a gorgeous view.
I looked out that window during lunch. It was so peaceful. I didn’t want to leave and go back to class.
I also took some strawberries and a parfait while reading on my Kindle Fire.
I cannot wait till Wednesday when I go back to my usual schedule. The whole waking up late and coming home late isn’t doing well for me.
I hope y’all had a great Monday!
I had a great time catching up with some of my friends. Seeing them and getting to just be there was a blessing.
Sadly I didn’t get to see everyone. I had to give up seeing some people whether I wanted to or not. If I had the chance to go back I would have said “Fu*k it” and went with my gut even if it meant being scared and awkward … let me explain.
While driving back from S.A., I realized I miss having one of my friendships. Given at the time we only knew each other for a good few months, he was one of my best guy friends. For some reason it just felt normal and right to tell him everything about me … almost everything. Some stupid Melissa moments happened and we didn’t get to the part where if I told him some things he would understand so much more. You know how it is. Fear got in the way. If I had the chance for a redo, I would. Keep those stupid Melissa moments to myself so I could keep that friendship. He invited me to go to his party Saturday night but got scared because I don’t know who was going to be there and if it was going to be awkward. Ride issues as well. Other than him sending me a few songs here and there (which I always for some reason love because he picks some good songs) we don’t talk like we use to. If possible, I would like to have that friendship again but I’m not sure how to tell him or how he feels. Maybe I could of done so if I went to the party but now it’s too late. I’m pondering and pondering about it but I think I will be doing it soon. Rather know if he wants to still be friends then sit and wonder, right?
He has my blog but I’m certain he doesn’t read it anymore. Only reason I have the balls to write this on here.
A reminder to myself to never give up on a friendship or anything for that matter because of fear. You will regret it.
I hope you all had a good weekend!
Tomorrow I have to go to training instead of work. Yippee. Hopefully it’s not boring.
What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad sky diver?
A bad golfer goes “Whack! Fuck!”
A bad sky diver goes “Fuck! Whack!”
Hopefully that cheered you up. It’s one of my favorite jokes on the planet. Andrew C. showed that to me last school year and it’s a joke I always tell. Thought I’d share!
You know you’re getting old when you see XC runners in the morning while you’re driving to work, XC runners when you’re driving home from work, and the big yellow school bus.
My brain is fried so that’s it.
Tomorrow’s hump day and there’s a big reflection post going up … be ready.
I don’t understand how people can update 3-6 times a day. It’s a little ridiculous to me. Do y’all not have a life?! Or am I just SUPER lazy? I think it’s the latter. Anyway, the load in my Google Reader is making me stressed out.
So I relaxed with online shopping. Online shopping is the devil. I only bought stuff because I had coupons, else, I wouldn’t bother. But oh oh oh! I am excited for all the stuff that is going to be coming in the mail! I cannot wait!
Andrew C. texted me two songs yesterday and I’m already in love with them. I’ve replayed them a bunches of times! I think I broke the replay button. I love, love, love when I get new songs to listen to! Especially when they’re right up my alley! I was actually very surprised I got a text from him since I haven’t really talked to him in a long while but it was nice nonetheless to catch up a little bit.
And Travis now has internet/cable at his new apartment!! So we’re able to catch up. Seems life is going really well for him. No matter what he thinks. We’re all growing up. I wish I wasn’t though because my paycheck is now partially gone to pay back loans and buy my own insurance. Yuck.
But the good thing about growing up is looking for a puppy! My dream doggies pictured above. Shiba Inus. But they cost an arm and a leg and there are none in the shelters. Aren’t they cuties?!
Since I’m living at home, I had to get an okay from the parents … and I did! I’m so excited. I’ve been searching online for the one. I feel kind of bad doing so because I feel like I’m shopping for a dog. And that sounds HORRIBLE to me. I’ve been looking at shelters and I even downloaded the Petfinder app on my phone!
I wish I could adopt them all! They are all so dang cute. I’ve found one I really love but my parents aren’t so fond of him. Guess I have to keep looking. Hopefully I find one we all love because I cannot wait to have him/her with me forever and ever!
Hope you had a great weekend! I surely did!
Peace & Love
I said I would tell you why my weekend began on Monday night.
I will be heading to Penn State soon! There is an organization there called THON which is where FTK derived from.
Their Dance Marathon is this weekend and I’m excited to experience it with some amazing people.
I hope I get to see real live snow!!
Katrina went with me to Wal-Mart to buy last minute things for THON and she decided to pick up some cupcakes.
When I asked her which princess I would be, she said something funny … but rude.
Gary came over and they hung out with me while I packed.
Picture of Gary wanting to go to THON with me.
I wish everyone I love in FTK was going with me. It would so much better. But I’ll make do with the people I have.
Then we, along with Andrew C. and Lisel, went to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. Had a good time with them and sad I won’t get to see them for the next five days!
Trisha came over and gave me 100 songs to listen to while on my trip. I’m excited! I love new music!!
Then Travis helped me with my luggage and drove me to Shayna’s and Patricia’s so that I wouldn’t have to leave it here over the weekend. We have decided not to sleep … but they have dozed off next to me. Shayna and her mum are driving us to the airport at 3:30am.
Eepp! We’re almost there! My eyes are getting heavy!
I love Fridays even though they are the longest days of my life. But the people in it makes every Friday tolerable.
I went to the CPE bright and early to do some FTK work before class. And free breakfast was given to me! Yum!! I didn’t eat it all because it was dang heavy for a morning meal but it was dang good! Bacon (which I’m not a fan of), beans (which makes you fart), potatoes (which I love), sunny side eggs (which weren’t so sunny), and veggies (which made the potatoes yummy).
Then I went to take my Guitar Test. Got an “A”! Whoop! Then went to take my Vocal Test and did HORRIBLE! My accompanist who I’ve never practiced with wouldn’t go to a lower octave for my song so I had to sing it higher. I sounded like a dying cat!
Lunch was served at the CPE! Make your own sandwiches and broccoli soup. Broccoli soup is fattening so I was sad but it was so good and warm in my tummy!! Went to Leadership Challenge class then the FTK meeting.
Went to Habanero’s yet again! Yums! We sat there chilling and talking and it just felt nice. I really enjoy their company. Now all I have to do is learn to be nice to people so that they’ll be my friend.
Patricia, Shayna, Andrew C., Eric S., and I hung out at Eric’s afterwards. We watched an episode of Workaholics. It was hilarious and I can’t believe I’ve never seen it.
Then we played a few games of King’s Cup that soon turned into games of Truth or Dare. WTF, right? That game sucks because I never have good questions to ask people and it makes me share too much about myself. Hopefully what we shared really does stay in that circle. Embarrassing …
Then we played Just Dance 3 on the Xbox Kinect that soon turned into the boys playing Fifa.
It was a fun night even though it was just the five of us. Sometimes that’s all that’s needed. Not wasting money on clubs or bars. Or getting knocked over because of crowds. Just a chill night with great company.
Saturday, I’m ready for you. Homework. Basketball practice. Possible Girls Night with FSA.