Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Wow. It's been a while since a real post, eh? Well, here you go guys...

Life has been good, but nuts lately. I started school. I go to Provo EagleGate college. I'm majoring in Graphic Design and I LOVE it!! I'm having such a great time!!

A tragedy occurred a week or so ago. Chelsea Anderson passed away in a car accident. Her whole family was in the car--she was the only one who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. From what I hear, she died instantly. She and I weren't exactly the best of friends, but I was still really sad when I heard about what happened. I know what it's like to lose a best friend. It is an indescribable feeling - especially when there are those who seem indifferent about it. So my heart goes out to her friends and family.

My job at Cracker Barrell is going well. I work all day and go to school all night. It's cool, but sometimes it's a little stressful trying to juggle school, work, friends, family, and McKay. I love spending time with each, but sometimes some of them are a little neglected. I feel really bad, but I don't know what to do. What's important? Of course my relationship with my family, friends, and McKay are VERY important to me, but school is really important too. If I didn't have to work, I wouldn't, but a job and money are sort of essential....unless you're 16 and you still live at home.....no offense to you young'uns....

Anyway, that was the basics-the general crap-in a nutshell. Now I shall elaborate on a few of the things are of particular interest to me...

School- I am having so much fun at Provo College. I just started a week or two ago, and I love it! I got to start out already taking design classes. I get to take required prerequisites along with my computer/design fun stuff, so I'm already working on my major!! Plus, the school gave me a brand freaking (yes "freaking"--not spanking....spanking hurts....) new laptop. It's awesome. It's an iBook G4 (I know, I know--It's a mac, but macs are what I'd be using if I were a Graphic designer anyway, so I have to get used to it...) PowerPC 6, 7. It has a 60 gig hard drive and 512 MB of RAM (which is great for a laptop--I can upgrade to a gig of RAM for only like $50 too....). It came with a DVD/CD burner, iTunes, iChat, PhotoShop 9.0 CS2, Quark, GoLive, Garage Band 2, etc--it has everything! They even put BlueTooth and wireless internet and everything on it. It runs Tiger (Mac OS X) and blah blah blah. Basically it's completely industry standard and kicks royal butt. When I showed my PhotoShop professor, he was jealous. I'm stoked. So now it's my new toy. I named her Vicki. Hahahaha

Work- I am now a PAR 1, which means I make $2.18/hr instead of $2.13/hr. Sweet.....and now I have more responsibilities....BUT I got my employee discount card, so that's sweet. I got my mom, grandma, and sister's Christmas presents from work two days ago. Monday was the company Christmas party. McKay and I were the live entertainment. That was....interesting. He played guitar while I sang. I don't think he was too happy with how it all turned out....we were sort of rushed and the place was PACKED with employees and their families.....I couldn't hear myself or the guitar (and we were both mic'ed....) so eventually I just came to a point where I was like  -Well...screw it. I don't even care. Everyone's having a great time, so let's just have fun with this.- One of my managers (Shelly) was dancing and jumping around like someone spiked her eggnog and I started laughing so hard that I couldn't even sing anymore...It was hilarious. Shelly's just crazy like that. We love her. After we were done, they did the raffle. For two or so weeks before the party, they sold raffle tickets and whatever money they got from that went to Secret Santa, so a LOT of people bought tickets. I donated whatever $1's I got in tips to the raffle ticket/SS pot, which wasn't a lot because I get a lot of $5's, $10's and credit card tips. Well, it was kinda a lot, but not really. Anyway, they did the raffle and I won a gift card to some movie store or something. Then they got to the grand prize, which was a digital camera. Guess who won? ME!! The great part was that I had MY camera with me that night, taking pictures, so everyone knew I didn't need a camera. It was funny...a lot of people were (jokingly) upset because they bought $50 worth of tickets...hahahaha. Anyway, it was an HP and I don't use anything but Nikkon or Cannon, so I turned to McKay and asked him if he wanted it. He said yes, so it is now one of his Christmas presents. Hahahaha. I love life....

I saved the best for last...

McKay- McKay and are are doing just swell if I do say so myself. He's a total sweetheart. We have been dating for about two and a half months now. Well, it will be two and a half next week, so close enough. He becomes more and more interesting, important, cute, funny, intense, and loved as each day passes. I find myself wondering what life would be like without him. I am sad and feel lonely every time I have to leave him to go home and sleep in my own bed all by myself. I catch myself thinking about him in the middle of the day when there is nothing really on my mind. I dream about him every night. If I'm not with him I want to be. I miss him if I haven't seen him for even a day. Sometimes when he kisses me, I feel like I'm falling or I'm under water and I can't tell which way is up. McKay kisses you the way every girl wants, hopes, wishes, and dreams to be kissed. I become lost in the feeling - the way he smells, the way he holds me, the way he touches my face or runs his fingers through my hair. I can't help but feel like my heart -time- stops when we're with each other. His eyes, his smile, his laugh, the way his face looks when he sees me for the first time that day--these are the reasons I feel the way I do. This, and so much more, is why I love him. Each day spent with him is day that would have been wasted, had it been spent any other way. We make each other whole. He makes me happy and that is all I could ever want or ask for. Everything else is extra. I am blessed.

*Imported from my first blog on mindsay.com*

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