Semester’s over, got an apartment with Sarah and our cats (Pinto and Duster).
Working at Law Bulletin again. Same place I was at two years ago. Let’s just hope that nothing else from two years ago comes back…
I think things are getting a lot better, all around. I’m somehow managing to keep my apartment AND put food in my belly! Granted, my main diet has consisted of peanut butter and sometimes jelly sandwiches, tuna salad sandwiches, and ramen (with ingredients, like peas and carrots and potatos and cheap sausages/hot dogs; so I’m still getting important stuffs and not wasting away on terrible food), but I figure a budget of $40-$50 a month for food for a poor college kid is NOT a bad deal.
Sold the Lumina. Somehow we got $1500 for it instead of like $200. That’s how I’m gonna survive the rest of the summer, and then excess money from student loans plus work study should help me out quite well each semester.
Why things are getting better, I think:
I apologize that this summer isn’t nearly as post-heavy as last summer. I believe there are reasons for that, though (mostly lack of generally interesting stuff to talk about that hasn’t been outlined above and lack of boredom at work. Boredom at home leads to me dicking around on the web. Boredom at work led to me writing because I couldn’t dick around on the web. Well, led to. Since I don’t have work this summer.). I think it’s also due to a lack of.. doing things. If I’m in a doing things mood I tend to think about updating the site more often.
Things with Sarah are going pretty damn well, I’d say. We had a couple of misunderstandings or little fight-type things near the beginning of the summer, but definitely nothing too serious. I’m more excited for her to come back than I am for the ferrets to come with her, than I am for everyone else to get back in the city, than I am for James to move out, than I am for.. a lot of things. I try not to let my mind think about.. much beyond the next couple of days, but sometimes it’s hard (nothing more than like.. a season or two… I’m having thoughts of us just cuddling up on the couch under a blanket drinking hot drinks and just hanging out in the winter, for example.. perhaps after ice skating or something (I can’t ice skate, by the way, Sarah.. It could make for hilarious times)). It’s a mental defense I’ve set up thanks to previous relationship failures. And, really, why think too much about the future? Obviously one has to have goals and stuff for school, work, general life things; but one does not live in the future, one lives in the present, they’re living NOW. I try to focus on what’s going on now and make the most of it. No point in worrying about the future or lamenting the past (as much as things tend to pop up and try to distract you, it’s just something one has to deal with).
It’s been really nice to get out of my apartment for hours at a time last week and this. I am going to be kind of sad when the kids leave and I really won’t have a need to leave my apartment…
Anyway, four fourty-eight is kind of a late time to finish up a post and go to bed.. My sleep schedule was good for like.. a total of two weeks this summer.. not even consecutive weeks at that…
I dunno, ever since the car sold I’ve just felt really good about things. That lifted a huge burdon from my mind and now I’m looking around realizing that I have quite a few good things going on. I am immensely happy I asked her out. It almost didn’t happen, but I forced myself to NOT think about it and just see what would happen. It was a twofold decision, really… On the one hand, it was kind of like an experiment.. in that whole “can I actually get a date with someone that I barely know? (as opposed to having been a friend for some time)” way, and on the other it was a necessary step forward, to move on. It seems like kind of a weird way to look at it, but that’s how I’ve rationalized it out in the time since. And I’ve had a lot of time to think about it (four months worth, to be almost exact :razz: ).
Gah, five oh-six. I really need to get to bed.
…I mean it.
Assignment three for this class consists majorly of learning how to develop Java Beans and minorly of learning NetBeans and JSP. Once I figured out what I was doing, the first two parts were easy. The second two parts look to be as well, I just really wish to get to sleep right about now, but it looks like Sarah has taken the whole bed :/
Based on how I go about it, our one month is on Wednesday (the 29th to the 29th). Her point of view is that our one month is four weeks after the 29th of March. Either way, we ended up celebrating (I guess?) today (Saturday) because doing things on a Wednesday is just kinda lame, since there’s school all over the place during the week.
She was alerted to this ice cream place on the north side by the name of iCream by (a friend | TechNews | I don’t know for sure, I should pay more attention). The main reason we were eager to check it out was that they offer soy ice cream in addition to regular milk based ice cream. They also offer soy and regular based pudding, yogurt, and sorbet (dunno if the last two have soy variants?). Basically, you pick your base (ice cream, etc.), your flavorings (banana and vanilla for her, mint and vanilla for me), your toppings (she: blueberries, me: oreos), and the color you want (she got green, I forgot to ask for purple). Then you can watch them inject the flavoring extract into the liquid base, stick it in a mixing bowl, and LIQUID NITROGEN. Shit was delicious. Hers tasted like some sort of candy, mine was exactly what I expected, but that does not detract from it at all.
We came back and hung out in my room and watched Firefly and talked and stuff. When she started getting really sleepy I started working on my Java.
I really don’t like my writing style in this post. I blame it on general tiredness not having written in a while.
Besides some school stuff here and there.. life is fantastic.
Nicole and I move into the apartment in two weeks. That is going to be hectic and wonderful at the same time.
When did I last update? April 20th? Hawking got better.
Last real update? March 26th? Exactly one month ago? Damn.
I bought two new pairs of jeans at Target the other week. They’re both size 28/30, yet one is slightly looser than the other. They’re the same brand, even. These are the first pairs of pants that sit at my waist without the aid of a belt. I have always warn 30/30s in the past, often with a belt, but it was never really required. It feels better to just have them sit naturally at my waist, though. It’s weird, I like it. I also really really really like the cut of the jeans, the legs look and feel a lot better on me than my other jeans’ do. I think I’m finally starting to look decent with these new jeans and my small shirts (instead of baggy khakis and large shirts). I’ve heard several times that if one is skinny, one should wears clothes that show this, but not in a gross way (i.e. tight pants, skin-tight shirts). I like the direction my wardrobe is taking. It’s neat.