Sunday, March 8, 2009

it's just about..

It's been pretty goshdarn warm out, I'm diggin' it :) .
Tonight I actually drove home from Julie's with the window down.
Weekends fly by much too quickly. I cannot believe it's already Sunday night :/.
I've been super busy, so buckle your seatbelts and prepare for an update!
Yesterday was quite an adventure.
At some point in the early afternoon, probably 1:00ish, I headed out to bring Jenna, Amanda, and Julie with me to look at prom dresses. I had to drive the highway and navigate in places I wasn't used to, so having a couple of people with me was helpful. I found the dress at the first boutique we went to. It was the second one I tried on, but I just really liked it. It has this vintagey look to it, and I'm a fan of purple. We goofed around a little, then headed to the next destination. We didn't find any dresses at the next place, but we still ventured around the shopping center, looking in stores and amusing ourselves. We love escalators. Places close to where we live lack these cool pieces of technology, so we rode the escalators multiple times, just because we could :). The last shopping place we went had THREE levels of escalators.. AWESOME! :D.
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Julie spent the night yesterday, and decided to come along with me back to the boutique to order the dress. I put it on hold yesterday because I was hesitant, but I didn't find anything better, so I'm getting it. It's a little big though, Julie had to tie the laces in the back of it as tight as they would go. So the lady who worked there took my measurements and ordered me a smaller size. I can't wait until it comes :). It's expensive and I'm ashamed of that-- but I don't have time to look for something cheaper, that compares to it. I'm good on money right now, so I suppose I might as well go for it :). Other girls at my school paid just as much or more for their dresses, and my parents said they would assist me.. so hey :). Sounds good. What do you guys think of it though?!

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destination unknown.
I hate getting lost. Hate, hate, hate it. I don't mind exploring, but there is a distinct difference. When you're lost, you don't even know how to get to a place you recognize. Exploring to me is just wandering off the beaten path. Tonight, Amanda and Julie wanted to go to this campsite Julie's family used to go to. I've of course, never been there, but Julie said she would direct me. We travelled atleast a half an hour until we came to the road it was supposed to be on, but then we went on that road for what felt like forever, without stumbling across the place she recongized. She told me to take this one direction once we got to the end of that road, because it went south, which is where we came from. Then we went on and on and on travelling that road, and after awhile I realized, "hey, i'm lost". I didn't recognize anything, but I knew we were far from home. I had to continue to drive though, until we could find civilization. I got frustrated when we began arguing though. Amanda was yelling at me to turn around and go back where we came from, and Julie was telling me to keep going the way I was headed. I ended up continuing on, because it would take FOREVER to backtrack that entire way, and Julie made the point that we were heading south on that road, and south was the direction we needed to be going anyways. Eventually I found a roadsign pointing to a town I live near, but it didn't bring me to that place. It did lead to civilization though, where I stopped at Subway and asked a woman for directions. After that, we navigated home with success :).

I love driving & my friends, and I can't wait for road trips.. But I need to improve at driving under stress. I almost broke down, especially when there was yelling, but I can't let that bother me, or I'm going to wind up even more lost, or worse, in a ditch, hahah. I'm happy with myself for driving so much this weekend though, especially on the highway. I'm getting experience, that's what counts.


Amanda said...

Sorry woman, i didnt realized i sounded so mean. i was just frusturated, and i felt that turning around would be the best thing because it seemed like julie didn't know what she was doing and was just choosing random directions and that we were getting lost even more then we were. at least we made it out just scared me that there was no civilization anywhere and no service whatsoever.. kinda reminded me of a horror movie.. :P Sorry again woman

Hannah said...

It's felt so AMAZING out lately, hasn't it?? I can simply smell the springtime in the air :D

THE DRESS IS FABULOUS, OLIVE! I just knew that you'd find the right one :) This one definitely has a vintagey feel to it! Loooove it! You're going to be absolutely stunning :D

Ah, being lost sucks, even though I've never been the one to actually be lost (if that makes sense? hahah). I absolutely can't wait until I begin really driving (legally)! It'll be so amazing :D:D


James said...

I know what you mean about the lost and wandering thing. Like I love to wander off the path but I know where I am going, yet getting lost its like how do I get home!??!?! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Ahem anyway :) I wanted to ask how your interview went, and how everything is going :) Thanks for your great support in me, that I do not even have in myself. I wondered, what music do you like? Also, i never realized this, but u look very pretty.

Alayna Whisper said...

Walking down on the up escalator is fun too. And vice versa. XD the dress is pretty funky!

Wandering Child said...

I know I'm excited for spring, too. 50 degrees in Boston! And that dress is pretty. . .

Nicole Linette said...

I'm sorry I don't have time to fully read, and I pretty much skimmed this post, but you look amazing in your dress and everyone should indulge now and then, right?! XD Glad you finally found the one. The weather was glorious Friday, I want it back!! And road trips are a plan of mine too.. summer one'oh, baby!

:D peace&love,

Kaitlin said...

Yay for spring! This weekend did fly by.

I LOVE your dress! It looks great on you!

Getting lost is so frustrating. I always need to know just where I am or I get really upset.

Annie said...

I love your blog!

I got a new one, check it out!

Allison said...

Yes i like your dress. Espessially the color. I wish i could see you in person. Id rather talk to you then some of my friends right now. Anyways i get my permitte this summer i realize i spelled that wrong but anyways! i could get it now but psh moms. Sounds like you had fun im glad. I wish it was getting warmer down here. Just still pretty cold.

N a t a l i e. said...

Oh my gosh, it was so nice out over the weekend! Saturday night was like 75 degrees and I was running around in shorts and a t-shirt, it was crazy.

Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed the escalators ;) there's an extremely long and steep one at the zoo around here, it's scary! Well actually it might not be as long and steep as I thought it was, seeing as I was really little the last time I was at the zoo...

I love the prom dress, it's so pretty and the color is gorgeous! I'm glad that you found one you really like and you can get it in your size!

Eeek I hate getting lost. I'm horrible at direction, unless I've been that way a lot. I need one of those GPS thingies, although with my luck it would probably hate me and point me in the wrong direction... I think I'd be really bad under a lot of yelling and pressure and such! But at least you guys made it home a-okay :)

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Skippy said...

I'm likin' the dress, and who isn't a fan of purple HELLO it's a very kick-A color. And as long as you LOVE your dress, you shouldn't worry about how much it cost. But I think it's very pretty. I was recently surprised with a would-you-like-to-go-to-prom-with-me? So now I'm looking at different dresses, and hope to get one soon!

Yeah that guy was a jerk, I mean at church none the less! What goes around comes around tho, so I'm just waiting for karma to do its thing.

And yes it has been to long, I have not been reading your blog in FORever either, and this saddens me as well.

I hope you have tons of fun at your prom!!!

Allison said...

Its okay it would have never worked between us anyways. *Yawn* sorry really tired. lol. i know I can't think about how much i have to do or whats going on because i dont have time to get down and depressed or anything. i just have to keep truckin i guess.

Roxy Motion said...

that is a gorgeous dress, i must say. love it. :)

three levels of escalators? FUNNN. :D

James said...

I really love music. If I have never told you the story about music, I will have to tell ya. I want you to tell me how everything goes with the New Visions thing. But dish about the meeting! What happened? Lol yea i know your view on religion very nice and well :D and i know right? A male feminist!!! Its uncalled for! Its UnAmerican! :D I hope you are doing well and always here to talk. So whats new with life?

N a t a l i e. said...

Yeah, I'm probably going to have to start avoiding dances for now on too. It's just not worth all the unnecessary drama... And haha, I doubt we really got fourth place considering that there were a lot of people that were REALLY into Battle of the Books, but thanks anyway (; Have a good week!

Amanda said...

you know what's dumb? how girls have to BUY dresses and guys can RENT tux's.