Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crazy Whirlwind of 2009

So, I thought I would have time to post each day up until the wedding. That turned out to be far from the truth with a crazy whirlwind of California/Pennsylvania family, Scottish friends, finding and losing flowers, Rockband, Christmas Eve services, Christmas day, table and chair transporting, dress cleaning, hair doing, ice cream buying....Let's just say there was lots to do in a short amount of time and blogging completely left my brain for a week.

And now it is officially the second to last day of 2009. I am going to end this blog's year with some of the high points. By the way, voting best year on record so far.... ;)
-Jumping off South Point cliff-the southernmost tip of the United States-into the ocean.
-Hugging Luke after waiting 9 months for a hug. (The best part about a 9 month deployment is the first time you see them again.)
-Landing a job at an animal clinic and getting super close to finishing up my hours.
-Stepping foot in the Caspian Sea.
-A 5:07 am proposal at Liberty Point on June 26th. I said yes. :)
-Getting into KSU's vet program. (I decided to wait for CSU mostly because of tuition costs.)
-Exploring and getting into trouble in Eastern Europe/Scandinavia with two of the best explorer friends ever. Em-Tay and Miss Bond.
-Beach camping in a secret Hawaiian valley which included beach showers, Tarzan tree swinging, scary stories, and terriyaki hot dogs. Believe me, it all goes together.

2009's award will be entitled "Year of Random, Awesomely Epic Events"


Monday, December 21, 2009

Seven Days....

...until the wedding.

-Drinking energy drinks. Situation #1-Monster. Green. Yesterday. Hand epilepsy. Crack dreams minus the purple elephants. Actually, it really could have been real crack...
Situation#2-Walmart had free samples of five hour energy. Ya, within 15 minutes hand epilepsy and a feeling of disembodiment returned.

-No more energy drinks. Ever. Again. Not really, I am addicted to the crack in them...

On a completely non-wedding related note which is a comfortable change of mind pace....I am getting close to getting my vet hours finished. I am shooting for Colorado State University for fall of 2011. I have discovered that the average applicant has 1000 hours of vet animal experience and 1000 hours of animal experience. I have a mere 180 hours left at the clinic I work at. Additionally, I plan to kick out my 670 animal hours remaining in my 2 internships this next semester. I am so excited for next semester. The agenda includes....
-Immunology (Trying to keep my feet wet in academics according to my adviser)
-ROTC (Looking at the possibility of MedCorps scholarships for vet school later. This also seems like a good way to beef up the applications for vet school.)
-Work at the veterinary clinic I've been at for 4 months now (First full time job like ever since I've been a full time student since pre-school it seems.)
-Dairy internship (On weekends. I get to milk cows. :D)
-Zoo internship (Still working on those animal hours....)

My plan is to be done with all my hours by then end of this upcoming summer.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Eight Days...

...until the wedding.

-Sitting on the couch on the internet.
-Coming up with amusing facebook status updates to make someone laugh and leave me a good comment.
-Not watching the Broncos game. I hate watching football....

-Ya, this is weird.
-Ya, I should so have so much more than this accomplished.
-Ya, I'm so gonna have a nervous break down.

Reading "The Time Traveler's Wife". I like it probably because I think I so get Clare....

"It's hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he's okay. It's hard to be the one who stays. I keep myself busy. Time goes faster that way.

I go to sleep alone, and wake up alone. I take walks. I work until I'm tired. I watch the wind play with the trash that's been under the snow all winter. Everything seems simple until you think about it. Why is love intensified by absence?

Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?"


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thoughts On....

-Why is something that grows from dirt and merely needs to be cut off from its life source with a pair of scissors so frickin' expensive? So far, my bouquet will cost $70.00. Time to walk down the aisle with some dead twigs. Maybe I could pretend to be making a statement....

- I will go to City Market the day before and make an attempt to get flowers for the tables. If there are none, well....there's no flowers on the tables. I promise, ladies and gentlemen, the world will NOT end.

Animal Experience Hours
-I have 180 vet hours left!!!!!!! :D That is the good news. The bad news is I have 670 animal hours left. The good news is I have two or three possibilities for places to get my hours.

-Option #1-Dairy. I am SO excited. No really. I may get to milk cows. Oooh.....I know, I know, all the legit dairy people can commence laughing at my naivety.

-Option #2-Pueblo zoo.... :D I sent in my resume yesterday to be the official pooper scooper and all around zoo vet shadow.

-It's retarded and should not be used as an excuse to communicate without inconvenience.

-It's a cop out. Grow up and learn how to communicate with your mouth.

-May consider listening to myself and boycotting. Hmmm....


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Blog Resurrection?

Could this be a blog resurrection? Perhaps.....I have said this once or twice before, and it really did not happen. However, I have an urge to write again. Bleed onto paper, dear friends! Well, not quite that intense, but let the inside out I suppose. ;)

Even though I will not have any past readers curious about the changes in my life, I will pretend that I do and update concerning my current life regardless of the reader quota.

1) I am getting married in 2 weeks, 5 days, and 18.5 hours approximately. I know, I know, last you all heard, I was seeing my boyfriend again for the first time in 9 months. What can I say? I guess we can prove the truth of "absence makes the heart grow fonder".

2) Speaking of absence, I get to see L again in 3 days and 5 hours. I swear, my entire life is a countdown these days. We will spend a week in glorious 29 Stumps and from there get on a plane *together* for the first time ever and head back to Colorado to have a wedding shindig. Then two days later, we will head back to glorious 29 Stumps for a few days. From there, he will deploy to Asia and I will return home to *crossing fingers* finish my vet and animal experience hours.

3) I still love Peach-O's. The sugar crunching under my teeth and the rubbery gumminess being swallowed whole into my tummy is an experience never to be grown out of.

4) I joined a fight club. For a short time. While I enjoyed the opportunity inflict pain and make boys cry, I got tired of the either/or attitude. Either, you're the only girl here so I'm gonna hit on you every night. Hit as in hook up. Not hit as in hook punch. Or, you're the only girl here so I'm not really gonna hit you. Cause you're a girl. In conclusion, it was fun. I got my butt kicked. I kicked butt, and I may someday return. May.

5) My life is closer to full time work than full time school. For the first time in my existence. I needed animal experience hours to get into vet school, so I'm taking a class or two each semester and working mostly. I love school....Work is a little more lame. Except I need to eat. Although ramen noodles and PBJ's kept me alive for quite a while. *contemplates giving up the dream of vet school and becoming a lifetime student*