Monday, July 27, 2009

You're kidding.

Seriously, it's been a week?!

I need to get my act together, sheesh. I've been transitioning to the laptop lately, which came a few days back :). It's such an upgrade from my sluggish desktop. I'm still in the process of downloading my old applications, and transferring pictures and such, but it's useful just the same. I suppose my blogging has been so terrible because I've been running around like a busy little beaver all week. I've worked almost every day, coming home in the evening, too tired for writing. I need to take a breather and re-organize myself.

One day last week I saw a play with Julie, Once Upon A Mattress, the people in Youtheater did a really excellent job :). We went because our teacher's daughter was Lady Larken. Afterwards Kara bought us mcflurries and we went back to their house, until I had to be in to work. I've been getting alot of hours in lately, which is helping to seal the canyon created in my bank account from my new purchase, and the ridiculous internet expenses >:/.

I also went with Shayla to visit her sister's apartment. It was quite a drive, lots of highway time, and we wound up becoming lost when I got off of the wrong exit. I somehow ended up on a Dead End road by these railroad tracks, but by chance I made my way to a familiar road into civilization. We then pulled into a Starbucks to ask for directions. A very nice drag queen told us where to go :), hahah. I'm not even joking. It was epic.
I found the road fairly easily afterwards, and we hung out with her sister and her friends. It was a pretty good time. I enjoyed most of their company. Meeting new people isn't really difficult for me, I kind of like it. Of course I cherish the friends I have already, but there are SOOO many people out there to meet, to dig, as Neal Cassady would say.
Life is sporadic and frantic lately. Just as I was beginning this post I received a text from Julie asking to go out to Walmart to get the camera for our latest movie. So I drafted this, grabbed my work shirt, and drove over there and to Walmart, arriving back to her house just in time to shower and make it to the soccer park by three. Basically, everything is unplanned lately, which is interesting and unsettling at the same time.

Time is slipping by so fast, it's nearly August.
Jenna's graduation party was alot of fun, I couldn't stay off of the inflatable waterslide. I wish someone took pictures, but I for one was too soaked to touch my camera :). Shayla and I stayed and talked late into the night with Jenna, while everyone else was slowly thinning out. We didn't leave until 12:30ish. I was exhausted for work the next morning.

Give me a day or two, I might get myself back in the hang of things.

Just to remind myself.
Awhile back I posted some things I hoped to do throughout the summer, some "goals", if you will :P. Now I think I'll re-write them to tailor to what things are like nowadays.

  • ** Continue writing. I did begin the story I've mentioned, the Josephine one. But I need to keep writing, even if I feel as it's going nowhere, because that may not be the case. Plus the practice is good for me.
  • ** Purchase a laptop and wireless internet. Complete!
  • Practice spanish until the point where I'm semi-fluent. Where I can atleast differenciate the verb tenses, and master basic vocabulary. I haven't done well with achieving this yet, so I need to try a bit harder :P.
  • Become more knowledgable. There are so many things out there to experience and learn. I just hope to grasp as much as I possibly can, and make the absolute most of it.
  • Give myself time to breathe and absorb everything.

Oh So Sincerely,
Olive :)


natalie said...

YAYAYAY! That's so amazing that the laptop came :D One summer goal down, just a few more left to go!

I love Once Upon a Mattress! Although I haven't seen it actually performed live, I saw the movie version of it with Zooey Deschanel as Lady Larken. I'm in love with a girl named Fred.... okay, anyway! That's HILARIOUS about getting directions from a drag queen :D! I forget to mention this in my blog, but on the way to midnight Harry Potter we spotted a drag queen walking on the side of the road hahaha.

I know, I can't believe it's almost freaking August! That's just unreal. The graduation party sounds like a blast, especially with the inflatable water slide :D I want one of those for my graduation party!

Have a fantastic rest of the week!

Hannah said...

YAY for the epic laptop arrival! It seems like it is all you wished for! Soon you will have it all transferred and it will be just perfect :D

Blah. August. Hahaha. It seems like such a weird month, doesn't it? It does here, at least. It's always awkwardly hot and humid, school starts RIGHT in the beginning (and they NEVER have the air conditioning on), and then...well, that's about it. But, I'm ready! :D! (I will probably regret saying that in about three months, eh? :P).

How do I get on these tangents?
Sheesh, Hannah.

However, the graduation party sounds like it was awesome!! I bet you have so many more moments like that this summer!

I still say that your summer goals sound phenomenal, also! Keep at them! :D!


Kaitlin said...

Yay for your new laptop! Although that and your internet are expensive, I guess it's worth it to have something so much faster.
Spontaneous plans are really fun in my opinion, but only when they aren't going to interfere with anything else going on in your life.
Your party sounds like it was a lot of fun.
It's good that you're going to push yourself to keep writing even when you don't feel the need; I should probably do the same thing. I always start stories but never get around to finishing them.
How I wish I could become fluent in a language. Latin is dead.
I know what you mean about learning things! It makes me thing of my Masterminds/your Answers Please thing. There is so much to learn... I don't even know where to begin!
Eek, August already. Weird. Have a great week! :)

Nicole Linette said...

Heyyy Olive!
How rad, your new laptop is hereee!!! The extra expenses must suck, but the speed and versatility are so worth it :) Being busy is the best, but a solid day of rest is due every now and then.. try not to wear yourself out too much. At the same time -- this is summer -- live it up! Please don't remind me July is nearly over D:= ...
In short, you must be having some excellent times with your friends. Drag queen? An epic encounter for sure!!

Haha, this was a great update. I hope you can get around eventually for more!