Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer bummer

Well... Hello, July! You're here with a vengeance.

I am sitting outside, thankfully in a patch of shade, enjoying some afternoon procrastination with Daisy. She is sniffing Ben's tomatoes. I am wiping the sweat from my brow and hoping this caffeine headache goes away.

Summertime is nice and I am enjoying the weather and the sunshine and socializing with all my favorite people. What I am not enjoying so much are my classes and the indecision surrounding the next several months of my life.

Class at OSU and Ashland is tiring and generally annoying. I'm ready to be done with this.

Ben's applying for jobs. With any luck, in a couple of very short months, he won't live here anymore. Not that I want him to leave. Quite the opposite. Him leaving however, means that he has a job.

It's strange to think about the fact that I won't live here all that much longer either. Columbus has been my home pretty much all of my life, and at this point I'll only be here for another year or so, max. It's very exciting to think about living in a new place. I think I'll be happier about it when I know where that place is. Right now there are lots of candidates - New York, Chicago, Boston, Kanasas City, Houston, Toronto...the list goes on and on. Only time will tell, I suppose.

Big Brother has started up again, which is awesome. I know it's complete crap, but I love the drama.

I am planning a surprise outing for Ben this weekend. We'll see if it all works out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Holy shnikes...

It's been forever and a day...yet this blog will not be forgotten!

I'm writing from OSU campus. Yes, I did manage to graduate, but now I am continuing my schooling with more OSU classes towards the Bachelors Plus program at Ashland U. I'm going to get certified to teach 7-12 language arts and theatre. Woot woot woot.

Right now I feel so tired...there's no way possible that I could update completely right now seeing as how it's been 10 months since I last wrote in this blog. I'm sure I'll get caught up with things eventually.

Hopefully I'll be bringing my other blog to life as well - The Glitter Ninja Gazette where I will chronicle my crafting endeavors. I was the very happy recipient of a sewing machine at Christmas time, so now I am on a mission to learn how to use it. Thursday night my friend Leslie will be teaching me to make a pillow or two.

More to come...stay tuned.

Friday, March 13, 2009

So yes, I've been rather negligent in my blogging lately. I honestly can't believe it's mid-march. February was a tough month, I was seriously struggling to get through school work and my obligations with the play and work and other obligation type things.

Today was my last day of classes. I have two exams next week and then...the big show. Graduation! It hasn't really set in yet...but I'm definitely starting to get excited.

Also exciting is the return of the physicist - less than a week away! We had a wonderful Valentine's Day adventure in San Francisco, which deserves its own entry, and will be headed off for a cross country tour on the 26th. Hooray! I've always wanted to experience driving across the country, and now I will have the awesome opportunity to do so.

One more performance of Issac tomorrow, lots of work and a couple exams. Then it's time for some fun!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

it's almost february

It is Saturday. I have so much work to do. Midterms... For the last time. (Undergrad at least)

Steve Mason had another shut out last night.

In two weeks, I will be in California. It can't come quickly enough.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow day!

It's always nice to find out the night before that you don't have classes the next day. Columbus was under a level 2 snow emergency today, which meant quite a few people were staying put. It's days like today that leave me wishing I had a fireplace to snuggle up in front of (and maybe a physicist to snuggle up with) but either way, there's something very nice about being able to look out the window at pretty snow and know you really don't have to go anywhere. I've got good food to cook for dinner tonight (thanks to some exotic spices) and a new episode of Lost to look forward to. All and all, a nice day.

Here's a peek at the winter wonderland that is Columbus. With that crazy cold snap and now a good storm, I think it's safe to say I am ready for spring.

It wasn't all snow...we got a decent amount of ice as well. It makes the trees all pretty.

It also makes my car icy...I'm pretty sure I just put off the inevitable frustration of cleaning it off by not doing it today...Oh well. I'll worry about it tomorrow.

Here's hoping driving is better tomorrow, but for tonight, I'm ready for an evening in.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Carry the Flag!

Epic Blue Jackets victory tonight. Sadly I wasn't there, but I watched excitedly from home. We conquered the evil Dead Things (also known as the Red Wings) in a 3-2 overtime victory. All three goals courtesy of Rick Nash. I so wish I could have been there to scream my head off and watch the hats rain from the sky as the cannon sounded to signify the overtime victory. These are two huge points to kick off the second half of the season. I was hoping Chimera might get a goal in his first game back after injury, but it's all good. Captain Nash took care of business. My boys need to keep playing like this. It's pretty exciting to be a Jackets fan right now.

In other icey news...the weather is horrible. Rehearsals for the play were canceled tonight, and it looks like OSU students will be the only people in the city who have classes tomorrow...unless there's some sort of miracle which would be a-maz-ing.

I was informed today I have a new manager at work...this came as a surprise. Hopefully all will still be ok.

Gotta get to bed soon...need to take a shower...but before I do...


*edited to add: HOLY SHIT - OSU class tomorrow. Sweeeeeeet!

Monday, January 26, 2009

gotta get away

I'm not gonna lie...the winter weather of doom had been getting me down, and when the opportunity arose to plan a weekend getaway to Detroit, I was all about it. Perhaps not your most enticing weekend getaway destination, but my friends Matt and Sandro were there with the touring company of A Chorus Line, and the physicist was able to get a ticket from warm, sunny California (yes, I'm jealous) to meet me there. So it wasn't so much the destination, as the people I would get to spend time with once there. Great success.

I believe that this picture does not require any extra as usual really.

We were able to catch Matt and Sandro for a drink at the Fisher Building before we saw the show. Matt is always happy to pose for candid photos.

The bar itself was really pretty - I felt it deserved it's own picture.

I was very excited for Ben to meet Matt and Sandro...mostly because they are fucking awesome.

Happy happy.

Aren't they cute?

Knob creek does a body good.

The Fisher Building in Detroit was so gorgeous. Covered in mosaics and awesome art deco style. I probably could have spent an hour just taking pictures of all the wonderful sights inside. Some of these are blurry, but they give you the idea of the awesomeness.

After the show, we went to this swanky swanky steakhouse for some delicious meat. Yum!

This would be an awesome picture, were it not for the stupid renegade curl obscuring my face.

The weekend was relaxing overall. We didn't do anything super exciting, but had lots of time to chat, which was nice. Before I had to drop Ben off at the airport, we made a trip to starbucks...cause after having gone over 24 hours without, I was seriously jonesing.

Now that Ben will taunt me forever for being "bohemian" I flash a peace sign.

Pondering the flight back to California. Or perhaps some physics...

The physicist makes me happy.

And he *loves* his cappuccino.

Since it is of course totally safe to take pictures while driving, I snapped this one of the setting sun on my way back to Ohio.

There's much work to be done, and I'm sure to be a busy bee, but this weekend away really gave my soul some much needed happiness. I'm so thankful for the wonderful people in my life. They make it possible to get through all these dreary winter days.