Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wake me up, when September ends (which would be tomorrow)

It's funny, the little things we take forgranted. What is very obviously a stump here was once the biggest tree in my yard at home, right in front of our house. I went home last weekend and its absence definitely wasn't something I overlooked, or even could overlook. It was a staple to our property, my yard looks funny without it. It was the tree I grew up with, the one my dad tied a tireswing to, which I'm not ashamed to admit having used within the last year :). I guess I'm going a little Fern Gully/Avatar here, but I miss that tree. The reason the county took it down was because there was a danger of it falling down and crushing our house, since the inside it becoming hollow. I guess that's a good excuse, but it's just unfortunate that such a pretty, old tree had to go. Ah well, things change.
Speaking of nature, it sounds like a natural disaster movie outside my window at my dorm. It has been a torrential downpour all day long, and now the winds are picking up badly too. And to think I had been waiting all week to go out tonight, ha ha. Nope, this girl is staying right in her dorm room and blogging, then watching Weeds :). Maybe I'll break out the hot cocoa finally. All of my first tests for my classes are out of the way. I think I failed my Nutrition one, atleast I feel like I did. Then Philosophy and Sociology were both good I think, I have those classes down pretty well. Journalism, I'm doing awful in journalism! This is the point where I have to pull myself together and get serious. I can't keep going to a journalism class without knowing what's going on in the world. Now I make sure to pick up a copy of both the New York Times and USA Today in the campus center every morning, and I make a habit to check the online news. Little by little I'm getting there. The more I do, the more interested I become in it all. I want to be one of those people who actually knows what is going on around them.

You know it has been a rough week when the lady making your parfait asks you what kind of granola you'd like and you reply "magic", when you meant to say maple.
Welcome to my life. :)

Currently reading and laughing with.
$4.99 at Borders, how can you go wrong? I have a friend who is attending the "Rally to Restore Sanity" at the end of October, I cannot wait to hear all about that :).

So I was in really high hopes last weekend to have a bunch of pictures from the annual Balloon Festival to share with you guys.. But the morning I forced myself to wake up and go, I got there too late with the traffic, and the balloons didn't actually take off anyways. Wind sucks.
Then that night I stayed out with friends way too late, so I didn't wake up in time to go the day the festival was actually good. I'm disappointed.
I'll get over it. In the future though, I'd really like to ride in a hot air balloon. I just think it has to be a totally weird feeling. It kind of scares me, but I think it would be awesome and undoubtedly worth it. I have to go home again this weekend. I really wish I had known that last weekend when I was making the decision of whether or not to go home, because if I had realized the next weekend would be my Grandpa's birthday, I would've waited, rather than making two trips like this. Coming home so often makes me feel like I look needy and homesick. I'm not.
I'm not really complaining though, I had a good time last weekend. Plus it's really awesome that Chris keeps driving down here for me, giving me rides. I'll remember all of his trips when I'm buying Christmas presents this year, haha :). I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday and this week is coming to an end. Goodbye September, you useless month. I'm ready for October and Halloween.
Anyone give their costume ideas any thought yet?? Right now I'm kind of down to Hermoine Granger, Olive Oyl, a scarecrow, or an old lady.


ali said...

i must read that book.

RIP *insert tree name here*

ali said...

Haha, yes! I will bring eggs. thanks for the lovely tip there Olive! (:

Yeah. Stupid headache and what not. I'm really tryin to figure whats wrong. My doctor said I might have to get a CT scan. Or an MRI. Which is pretty scary because that could mean something big is wrong and i'm claustrophobic so...

Torrential downpours can be nice. If you don't have to drive in them. Haha :)

Love ya Olive! And your blog! <3

Allison said...

We had to cut down a tree in my front yard a few years ago, and I still look out at the empty spot on my front yard and feel sad about it. It's weird how things like that can make us sad or nostalgic.
Good for you for just hanging out and avoiding the horrible weather! What season of Weeds are you up to?
Ah, I have to pick up that book! (Or just borrow it from my dad's study, whichever comes first!). I adore Colbert, and think he is absolutely fabulous/hysterical!
I'm glad we've reconnected through Blogger again, girl! :) Enjoy college - make the most of your time there!

natalie said...

awwww, i totally understand about your tree! the same thing happened with the huge one behind our house that my dad and i built a little tree house in when i was little... it was in danger of falling over and crushing our house, so it had to be cut down ):

good luck getting through all of your classes, and staying up to date with all of the current events for journalism! and that's pretty cool about your friend going to the rally, it's sure to be an extremely interesting experience to say the least!

that stinks that the plans to go to the hot air balloon festival didn't really work out... that would have been so cool! i totally want to go in a hot air balloon... :D

yay for october! i have no idea what i want to be for halloween... i'm contemplating just wearing all black or something lame like that, haha.

Helennn Louise said...

Oh noes, it's sad about the tree but at least you have a cool seat to sit on now and read?

You're having the same weather as me! it's an actual pain. You can't go anywhere thanks to heavy rain, strong winds and the odd thunder and lightening storm but like you, I'm sat at my desk in front of my window writing away :')

I wish you luck with your classes. You seem to have your flaws and strategies sorted which is always a good thing!

I hope you're doing well and having fun this week/weekend x