I'm very happy to be almost done with school. Just next semester and then I'm taking a break before grad school. I always thought I would go straight through but I feel burn out comming on. I think I'm going to take some time to enjoy the accomplishment. Especially since I'll be taking 18 hours next semester just to graduate on time.
I think I may have a full time job after graduating. My job is thinking about offering me a full time position. My supervisor makes it sound like it's in the bag but I'll stay cautious. I'll celebrate when I sign on the dotted line. Besides, I don't know if I want to stay in Tallahassee.
Life's going good. I finally got internet at home again. And I'm still loving my nice cozy one bedroom. It's not as pretty as my last place but it comes with a hell of a lot less stress. The only down side is my car broke down recently so I'm taking the bus around town. It's a good thing student's ride free :) Since it's my motor I'll have to get a new car but I knew this was comming so it's ok.
In other news. The 3rd issue of Unscripted is out. It's the childfree ezine I write for. We're getting a lot more contributers so that's good. Hopefully we'll be around for a while. I only wrote one article for this issue. A review of Deck the Halls. I also contributed to an article on Essure, a permanent birth control option. Now it's a matter of writing for next month's issue and studying for exams at the same time.
Today was the last day to volunteer at the museum for the semester. On one hand I'm glad because I'll have more free time. On the other hand I'll miss it until the next semester starts. Today our boss took us out to eat as a thank you for our work this summer. We went to an Indian restaurant called Sumrat. The food was sooooo good! I had chicken tikka masala. I've never had Indian food before, but I think I'll be eating there again.
Once again I'm buying books I can't afford. This time it was the new Stephanie Plum novel, Twelve Sharp. It took 2 days to read since I started it late at night. I love that series. I'd recommend it to anyone. It is seriously laugh out loud funny. And I have a character crush on Ranger. Well, on Joe too but mostly Ranger. Problem is now I have to wait another year for book 13. But at least the new Anita Blake book comes out this month.
I got a B+ on my art project. I was glad because I really put in a lot of work. Right now we're making books. I haven't really done much work on it. I work better under pressure. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.
Evil Roommate decided to keep the baby. I feel sorry for it.
My sister graduated from St. Petersburg High School Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. I am so proud of her! It was great getting to see her walk across the stage. She looked so happy and proud of herself. And now she has her degree sitting in my mom's room. It was great.
But it was pure hell trying to make it to the graduation. I swear Murphy's Law was hard at work against me. And it got pretty expensive. I had decided to take the greyhound because I get speeding tickets when I drive. I have a lead foot. So I bought the round trip bus ticket for $79 Tuesday afternoon for the 6:00 AM bus. While packing (at the last second), I guess I dumped the bag with the ticket on the bed. When the cab arrived I locked my front door and headed down the stairs. Only to realize halfway down that the tickets were in the apt.
So I turn around and try to unlock the door. Now, we have electronic keys and locks for the front and back doors, and the door to the balcony. And lately, the door is fickle about when it wants to open. So of course
Murphy's Law makes it so this time it won't open. I tried the front door and the back door but nothing doing. The cab ($15) is still at the front of the complex because the gates are locked (it's 5:00 AM) and I the system to buzz him in is down. So I can't leave him up there waiting because he might leave. So I decide to buy a new ticket ($79) and return the old one later.
I get to the bus station 5:15 ish and buy a new ticket and sit down to wait. At 6:00, they begin to board, leting people who were on lay over go first. Yep, you guessed it. The bus filled up without me on it. Murphy's Law once again. So they tell us to ride the bus to Jacksonvile where another bus to St. Pete. will be waiting on us. So we do, but when we get to J'ville, the manager person says nobody from the earlier shift told her to hold spaces on the bus for us, and we have to catch the next bus which doesn't leave until 1:45. And I couldn't just take a bus back to Tallahassee and drive because one wasn't leaving until 1:30 (Fuck Murphy and his damn law). Now, my sister's graduation started at 7:00, there is now ay I would make it.
So I start to cry. I was soooo pissed, I couldn't hold it in. Some lady came over and gave me a hug and told me she would pray for me. Which made me laugh being that I'm atheist and all. So that made me feal a little better. When I got it together I called my mom and told her I wanted to fly so I took a cab ($30) to the airport. I got a Southwest flight to Tampa ($93) which left on time (Murphy was taking a nap a wasn't paying attention) and made it to Tampa at around 2:30PM. Then I took a cab ($65) to St. Pete., and was there in tme to watch my sister graduate. And let me tell you it was all very much worth it.