Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine Shmalentine.

Valentine's day has never been a big deal for me. I've always just been kind of...indifferent, if you will. Everyone blames Hallmark on the fact that it is such a huge/overrated "holiday", however, I blame the elementary school teachers. THEY were the ones who instilled in us that we should be all loving and wear pink and red from head to toe. THEY were the ones who threw huge parties every year, equipped with ice cream sundaes, Valentine's Bingo, and little boxes decorated especially for us, just to hold our valentines. I know Hallmark is somewhat to blame. But really, don't you think it's the teachers' faults?

Anywho. My first real Valentine was Erick "Taso" Koumoutzis. We went to school together and had been "talking" or whatever you do in 8th grade. On the special day, I went up to him in the cafeteria, handed him my Sponge Bob valentine, and then he asked me. Those few words that mean so much. "Will you go out with me?". I've never understood that. Where do you go in middle school? No where. The movies to makeout in the back row. Or you just meet up at friends' houses. Whatever. Needless to say, our relationship didn't work out. After a week of bliss, our relationship started to go downhill and he broke up with me in a really meaningful, heartfelt letter. "I'm Dumping You. - Taso" Well, now we always joke around about being Valentines every year. This year I got a message saying "Happy 6th Year Anniversary". Haha. I love the kid.

Well, other than that, I've only have one other "real" valentine. Last year, my significant other (or as Wasko and I call it "sig oth"), was 8,228 miles away. Even though he was located in the southernmost tip of Africa, he still managed to make my day on the 14th. I woke up at 6am to have an online "date", as we called it. Pretty much every morning I woke up before the sun just to talk to him, due to the horrible 7 hour time difference. Anywho, I got a knock on my door around 6:15, and Kait was there. Why is Kait at my door so early in the morning? Because he had made me a CD before he left, and had hired Kait as delivery girl. The cd was really cute. First of all, I gave him a CD with almost the exact same playlist. Great minds think alike, eh? Well, before he left, we had been laying on his bed (ON, not IN), jamming to some tunes. We were sharing headphones, and just began choosing songs for each other. For example, I chose "Swallowed in the Sea" by Coldplay, and he chose "About You" by the Chemistry...etc etc. Well, without my knowledge, he had written down the playlist and made it into a CD. He also added his own little ditty at the beginning that he had written himself. On the CD, he drew a picture of the US, and then one of Africa. He also drew a tiny little heart in Ohio, and a tiny little heart at the tip of South Africa, and drew little dots connecting the two. He also colored it in, complete with fish swimming in the ocean between the two. Awesome. Pretty much the cutest thing anyone has ever done for me.

Well. Here I am, a year later. After some huge curve-balls were thrown at me these past few months, here I am, unexpectedly single, and I am still not hating the day. Yes, I got a tidge sad when I saw a girl carrying her bouquet of roses across campus. Put those away! And I'd definitely rather be with him, but, I am going to make the best of it. I am going out to eat tonight with some of my best girl friends, Kait, Megs, Anna, Allison, and Kirstin. We are hittin' up Texas Roadhouse! I am excited because this is exactly what we did last year (obviously I was alone then for different reasons). It is hard knowing that I was looking forward to spending this Valentine's with him, but I know I can't dwell on that. I will NOT allow myself to mope, especially today. I have my friends, my family, and AMAZING food, and that's really all you need, right?

Well. Happy 14 of February to all of you.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Will Ferrell & Friends...

Joey T. took me to see Will Ferrell's "Funny or Die" Tour tonight. Since he is awesome and goes to OSU, he got free tickets. A bunch of his friends, Robby, Joey, and I went, and it provided a much needed good ol' time.

First of all, I had a delicious lunch of chicken sandwich & french fries. I also had a tidge of tuna salad, so I was feeling pretty hefty. However, fter a long day of class, work, and babysitting, I was ready to eat dinner by 6. I met Joey and we got JIMMY JOHNS. Since I felt like I had eaten so much at lunch, I decided to go the lighter route and get a lettuce wrap. Let me just tell you, Turkey Tom on a lettuce wrap -mayo +mustard& cheese? DELICIOUS. I was always skeptical about the lettuce wraps there. I mean, I love healthy food, but the bread at JJ's is so good, so I've never thought to get anything else. Boy am I glad I did. It was so good. I can't stress that enough.

Anywho, after that, we met up with his roomies/brother and we headed to the Schott. Our tickets were pretty much nosebleeds, but we were on the side so even though we were high up, we were pretty much looking directly down on those comedians. It started out with Will coming out and being his silly little self, pretending to do martial arts. The tour was Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, & Nick Swardson. I had only heard of Demetri Martin (Other than Will, of course), and I had high expectations for him. BUT he sure did not meet those expectations. He was alright, but I thought Nick Swardson was hilarious. I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard! Those 3 comedians did sketches, and Will was introducing them and doing little skit-like things in between. I didn't even think he was that funny, but whatever. He's still funny, just not what I expected I guess. But, like I said, it was much needed fun and I thought it was soo funny! I love comedy.

It was nice to be able to go out tonight and have fun. This week has been...hell...pretty much. I had a Stats. exam on monday, an Anatomy exam today, and I have a Nursing 221 exam on friday. Talk about a busy week. I am so exhausted, though. And I am so tempted to skip religion tomorrow. I probably won't, but I am definitely tempted. I just can't wait to sleep on friday night! I mean. REALLY sleep! I always find myself looking forward to fridays because I know that I can always sleep in on saturdays. I don't even know how I survived last year, because I used to sleep like 4 hours a night and be sweet. Now I am cranky if I don't get 7 or 8 hours. What is wrong with me? Am I actually becoming...NORMAL? Haha. My sleeping habits have never been quite normal. But who knows.

Anyway, I am going to go work on those sleep habits, and maybe get 8 hours tonight! Woo!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Can't remember the last time I blogged.

So, in high school I was all for Xanga. Obviously that was just a trend. Just like Myspace. Just like Facebook. I used to have a blog on Diaryland too, but I can't remember the password for the life of me. I suppose it's time to start something new.

Well, life has been pretty crazy lately. I don't really want to use this to complain, but what can you do? In the past 6 months, I've lost 2 grandparents, my boyfriend/best friend of over a year, and my dog of 15 years. It's been pretty hectic, and my heart hurts pretty bad. I am still feeling pretty empty, and I really miss having W around.  I know time will heal me, but sometimes time just takes too damn long. However, I do know that so many people would blame God in this situation, and I am doing my best to keep in mind that there is a reason for everything, and that God hasn't forgotten me.

In other news, school is basically shooting me in the face. I just spent almost an hour on a practice Stats. test (my real one is in an hour), and I swear I kept coming up with the same wrong answer over and over. I think she made a mistake because I sure followed the steps right. She has been wrong before, so it wouldn't surprise me. Nursing is really hard. But it's been fun to actually learn some nursing techniques (Blood pressure, breathing rate, pulse, etc). I have tried BP on just about everyone. It's fun! 

I babysat on Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday. Jayme got me the job at the beginning of the school year, and every Wednesday I pick the kids up from school, take them to piano, take them home, and make $25 doing it. I can't complain. But this weekend, the parental units decided to go to the Caribbean for a cruise (I mean, isn't it normal to just do something like that on the spur of a moment?), and I watched them those days, and their grandma watched them over the weekend. It wasn't bad because they go to bed right when they are supposed to, and they are pretty independent. Tamar, the youngest, was really sad that I couldn't get tickets for the Hannah Montana movie. I took her to see Enchanted, instead. She told me she didn't like it, but later I heard her telling her mom that she adored it. Typical 7 year old. We saw a group of girls at the mall clad in Hannah Montana/Jonas Brothers gear, and Tamar looks at me and says "I bet THEY got to go see Hannah Montana because they have nice babysitters who will buy them tickets and shirts." What a little brat. Haha. I told her to stop being a brat and to appreciate that I did something nice for her. Afterall, I spent the money I was given to babysit her ON her. That is so selfish of me, duh. And she has this odd obsession with witches. I don't really get it, but she has the creepiest life-size witch in her room. When you walk by, the eyes light up and it cackles. Can you say creepy? I'm pretty sure I would NOT encourage a 7 year old to like witches. But I love the family. They are really great, and the boys are a lot of fun too. I love odd jobs. I don't think I have enough time/patience for a real job. Other than this Cap Center job I have, I would rather have odd jobs. Babysitting, Dog sitting, etc. I like to do things on MY own time. And that's that.

My friends have been pretty great, too. On Valentine's Day, Kait, Megs, Anna, and me are going to wine and dine at Texas Roadhouse. We did that last year too, so maybe it will become a tradition. I know it's good to stay busy, so I've been trying my best not to just mope. Weekends are for moping, though. I allow myself at least one day a week to just laze around and watch tv in my pajamas. Otherwise, I would not be sane (although, I still wonder if I am.). I am going to New Orleans over Spring Break. I'm SUPER excited about it, because I know I would be miserable if I just stayed in Columbus. We are going to gut and help build houses, and I am sooo excited. It will feel so good to get away, for once. It's weird, I didn't miss Canton at all when I came to Cap. I am finding myself missing it more, mostly just my friends, now than I did before. Maybe it's because in Columbus, I am feeling pretty alone. My one reason for loving here, is gone. I haven't visited Canton in about 7 months (CRAZY), so it might be time for a visit soon. We'll see.

Alright well, hopefully this is just the first of many. I was inspired by Mee-shell and Jayme (You can't really spell her name how it sounds's already spelled how it sounds!). I love them a lot. My sister has helped me get through a lot lately. Actually, my entire family has been pretty freakin' fantastic. They know I am going through a hard time, and unlike most, they are patient with me and understand that even after 2 months, I still have lots of tears to cry.

Over and out!