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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
11:06 pm
And then it was 2008...woosh!

Happy new year everyone. Life is flying by. I had a good Christmas and visit back home. Lots of driving. Good to see all the family. Wish I had seen more of friends. Mom had a Hawaiian themed Christmas. So special. Taco Bell tried to kill me with food poisoning...but I resisted. Next week my Toddler program at the zoo starts up...should be loads of fun...hopefully. The next week we have AZA inspections- which should be even more fun after the San Fransisco tiger incident.

I can't believe the wedding is less than 4 months away. I have soooo much left to do. Everytime I try to accomplish something Dad has to throw a hissy fit about it...so I procrastinate. The latest was over the Tuxedos- Marc picked them out, and I had my Mom take my brother to be measured and to pay for the rental (thinking it would save my dad the money and time) and he exploded because he wanted to "bond" with my brother and I took it away from him. GAH. I can't win.

I still need to find a photographer, florist, music and a cake...(almost there on bridesmaid dresses hopefully). Its so hard doing this from florida- especially since I hate phones. At least I have a caterer, wedding dress, and someone to perform the ceremony....so it will happen. If anyone has any reccomendations...I'd love to hear them :)

Don't forget...April 12th!
Saturday, March 24th, 2007
10:18 pm

So....Marc suprised me with a hot air balloon ride in Orlando this morning. He had told me he had something for us to do today and that we had to get up at 4:30am, but I had NO idea it was a hot air balloon until we met the pilot in a Perkins parking lot. We helped inflate the balloon, took off just about sunrise, flew over fields, and next to Disney, watched about 14 other balloons fly around us, brushed trees, landed in a field, and had champagne and fruit and cheese afterward. Oh and on the way he gave me a hottt ring. It was spectacular...and PERFECT weather. You can see pictures on facebook.

I'm so excited.
Saturday, October 7th, 2006
7:39 am
So.....we went to the movies last night (The Departed) and I went to buy the tickets while Marc parked the car because we were a little late. When I got to the counter the ticket lady asked me if I had ID with me....because the movie was rated R. At first I really thought she was joking. I didn't have it with me...and she wouldn't sell me the tickets....she asked if I had someone with me who had ID. So...I went and found Marc and when we got back up we managed to get the same woman....and of course...he looks old enough to not need ID for a rated R film.

I can understand that I don't look 21....but SEVENTEEN!? Can I really be mistaken for someone UNDER SEVENTEEN!?
Monday, September 18th, 2006
7:08 am
We had an awesome weekend. Drove to Tampa on friday to play at busch gardens and then see hootie and the blowfish and better than ezra. That pooped me out. Then last night we saw Flogging Molly at house of blues in orlando. Very Awesome. They played a Johnny Cash song and Marc managed to get the set list from the sound guy. We stayed away from the moshers this time....I was not about to get covered in other people's sweat again :) Woooosh! I had been missing live music.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
9:12 pm
I just watched Labyrinth for the first time ever....and it was the most awesomest movie ever. PURE GENIUS. Why was I not introduced to this sooner?! Jim Henson is my hero!
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
5:39 pm
I love living in florida and working at the zoo...but I miss everyone back home :/

I went back behind the enclosures today with some other zoo folk and got to touch the giraffes, rhinos and duriker. Very exciting.

Sushi Tonight!
Monday, July 24th, 2006
5:53 pm
I have a good story:

So, Marc and I were at the DMV and I was in the waiting area waiting for him to get his licence. There was also a mother with several children waiting- one of whom was trying to talk to lots of people around him. He was looking at me and his mom encouraged him to come over and introduce himself. She explained to me that he was autistic and that he had just gotten new glasses and was getting used to them. She wasn't sure how he was seeing. After a little reassurance, he walked over, stuck out his hand and said "Hi, I'm Patrick". I told him my name and then the woman next to me introduced herself to him too.
She had begun asking him various questions when he turned back to me randomly and asked "Do you like animals?". I told him that I liked animals a lot and that I worked at the zoo. The lady next to me was amazed (as was I)- he asked so suddenly, and without any mention of animals- it was as if he just knew. His mother agreed that sometimes he seemed to pick up on things others didn't. We continued discussing zoo animals- I listed animals we have at the zoo- and he told me tigers are his favorite animal.
Then...he asked "How's the farm?". That really weirded me out- we had been talking about zoo animals- but that seemed like more than coincidence. I told him I had horses back home and asked if he had any pets. He said he had two elephants. Then Marc came back and I reluctantly ended the conversation, telling him it was nice to have met him and shaking his hand.

Crazy stuff kids...crazy stuff.
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
11:36 am
I got a job!!!

At a zooo!!

In the education department!!

Doing classes for kids!!!

In Melbourne Florida!

Everything I enjoy all in one big lump!

I can't believe I'm this lucky. Holy cows.

Time to go see Flogging Molly in Virginia now....I'll update about New York later. IT WAS AMAZING!
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
3:51 pm
I still don't have any grades back :(
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
1:44 pm

I've been done with all exams/papers etc. since last wednesday AND I'm a senior. Where are my grades?! Just knowing one of them would be nice.

Monday, May 1st, 2006
11:05 pm
So! Already we've arrived in May. Crazy. I can't believe I have two exams left to finish out my college career. I'm not feeling much like studying for them either...especially since I calculated that I could just not take either exam and still end up passing both classes. I didn't take enough hours this semester to get deans list even with straight A's...and my GPA wouldn't change very much at this point either. Plus...I feel like this time around I actually picked up most of the material along the way rather than needing to learn it all last minute. Perhaps because I had so few classes.

Rather than freaking out that the end of college is here I'm actually getting really excited about all the awesome things that are going to happen in May and beyond. In less than two weeks I will really, truly, be a college graduate. Then just a few days later Marc and I are off to New York...which promises to be Oooodles of fun. When we get back we have like a week before the big move...the more we talk about moving and how we'll set things up etc. the more excited I get. Ohhh...and there's the flogging molly concert with brandon and marc too. Plus other exciting events...woosh.

This weekend was a blast. Friday was hike night...and I had a great deal of fun and alcohol. Saturday I went home and helped my cute-cute get ready for prom. I'm gonna miss her a lot in florida...shes my bestest friend ever. She went and got herself into Duke with a scholarship. I don't know how I'm going to make her graduation...but I have to get there somehow. Then on Sunday mommy came and met Marc finally and took us to neomonde and gelato. There was also playing with people Cass had over...which was a barrel of monkeys.

I feel like things are going too well. I hope it continues.

This is getting long and I should actually study. Laters.
Monday, April 24th, 2006
12:13 am
Its dead week. Woah. I have two honors projects to do this week...should be fun.
Tuesday is the last APO meeting...like...ever :( Man. APO has really meant a lot to me...its gonna be a sad day.

May is going to be one of the craziest months ever. I can see it coming.
Exams....graduation....New York trip....moving to Florida.
I think most people know about the moving to Florida plan...but now lj knows too. Marc got a pretty sweet job in Melbourne Florida...and I'm gonna move with him. I'm still looking for a job...but...there are always jobs...even if they aren't ideal. I'm optimistic....and theres a zoo in the town. We know how I feel about zoos. Dad still wants me to stay here and work for him....but...that doesn't quite hold a candle to living at the beach with the most amazing man ever. He doesn't seem to understand the whole being an adult thing. "What if something happens? I can't help you from two states away".
As long as I don't talk to my Dad I'm really excited....he makes me nervous and worried though...but thats to be expected...hes quite proficient at bending people to his will. I won't be bent. I felt better when my grandmother and my mom gave me the thumbs up...as well as the old lady who does discovery room programs with me. She said parents just have a hard time letting go sometimes and told me stories about her kids moving away and what she and her husband did when they were young and how it worked out really well.

Grandmommy's quadruple bypass surgery went ok...they aren't too optimistic about her health though. :/ We went to visit her today though and she seems to be recovering well.

Semiformal last night was SO fun. Best semiformal EVER. That probably had a little bit to do with being smashed. The aftermath was pretty crazy though...such a mess. Perhaps I'll get to posting some pictures.
Monday, April 3rd, 2006
7:22 pm
Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used.

1. Waking up and knowing I can go back to sleep for another hour
2. Sing-alongs
3. free samples in the grocery store
4. being tickled
5. spring weather...all of it
6. the smell of rain
7. the smell of horse poo
8. cooking things people like
9. sunsets
10. cuddling

I tag whoever feels like doing it :)
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
6:08 pm
Would someone please tell me what the point of a professor having office hours is if you show up to said office hours only to have the secretary inform you that you have to have an appointment.....and, no, there aren't any times available this week....
8:56 am
This makes at least the third dream I've had where I seriously thought my front tooth was falling out and I had to wake up and check it.

Dear Front Tooth,
Hang in there. I need you.
Monday, March 20th, 2006
11:49 pm
Best time of the year
Oh goodness!!!!!! Before it ends I have to wish everybody a happy first day of spring!!

3:58 pm
So yeah...I forgot happy day. I lose. I'm sure you all remembered though!! :)

Last night was big brother breakfast...so glad I got to go this time. Its sad how many new people in apo I don't even recognize.

This weekend I watched SO much basketball and ate ice cream and played outside. And...Marc taught me how to shave. Thats about all.

"careful observation"
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
5:38 pm
Marc says hes "sushied out"

...this is a sad time my friends.
Monday, February 27th, 2006
6:07 pm
Peas are so tasty. They are also versatile. You can eat them alone, or with any number of cheeses/spices/other vegetables. The options are endless.

I had a pretty awesome weekend.

80s party friday was way fun...nice to see a lot of people I hadn't talked to in forever. PLUS...Emmanuel SPOKE to me!!!! I think that made my weekend...or my week...or my month.

I'm SOOOOO excited because....Marc and I are taking a trip to New York at the end of the semester....and we tried to get tickets to various shows ....AND...the one I wanted MOST ....the DAILY show.....I got tickets to. GEEEPERS I'm pumped (see above) about this.
Monday, February 20th, 2006
7:49 am
The comedy that is my life...
So....last night I got home kinda late...knowing of course that I needed to get up by 6:30 this morning to get to school on time...high school...for being a teacher's aid. I set the usual alarms for 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00....but I hoped and hoped it would snow a little so I wouldn't have to go.

Cue alarm- My lethargic head pops its little eyes open at 7:32! Luckily, I've had this problem enough times that my alarms are already set 20 minutes fast. So....I have 20 minutes to get ready and get to school. Sadly...no snow.

So I rush around....throw on some clothes....grab a granola bar and race out the door. I speed a little on the way and manage to make it by the REAL 7:30 (school starts at 7:35). I'm thinking something is off though....because there are like 10 cars in the parking lot and thats it...things are really quiet. I get into the office and the lovely secretary (who just arrived) informs me that today is a teacher workday....and my teacher is not likely to come in anyway.

SO! Back to bed. I am a moron.
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