Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hooray for 3-day weekends! And what a weekend it was...

Friday night was the celebration of Megan's 26th bday. The theme? Death of a 25 year old. Everyone dressed in black, as though we were at a funeral. Party was at a little hole-in-the-wall karaoke bar that was actually pretty hip...

Pretending to drink the pitcher o' beer from another table... Tyler lurking in the background.
The best friend's Hubby.
Crazy eyes AND some of the mourners.

There were at least 20 people in our party all dressed in black (except for Tyler and Ryan) which caused a lot of awkward glances in our direction. Everyone that got up to sing a song said something in memory of Megan. What a way to celebrate a death!

Saturday I hung out at my mom's all day. It was nice getting in some face time w/ the puppers. Went to a BBQ that night at Ashley and Kyle's house, got a little Rockband on, ate a little food... It was fun.

Sunday I went with Tyler to one of his co-worker's house for a BBQ. Didn't know a soul, but we still managed to have a good time. It was interesting b/c I actually dated an old roommate of the guy that owns the house , Chris, so being there drudged up some memories. Let's just say: I'm glad I dodged that bullet.
After the BBQ at Chris' we went to another one at Courtney's parent's house. We were there for maybe an hour before everyone bailed to go find better things to do. Tyler went out to the strip w/ some out-of-town friends and I went to my mom's again to spoon w/ a boxer.

And Monday was a nice lazy day. Tyler downloaded a bunch of new songs for Rockband, so we spent most of the day playing those. Stayed up way too late for a school night, and now here I am.

It's Tuesday and my boss is on vacation. Should be a good week.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

1 year, 3 months

Almost 1 year and 3 months to the date since my last post. What a great blog this turned out to be, huh? I had actually completely forgotten about it until Jessi/Dude/Scott created a blog. I went to view theirs and noticed I was signed in. As Baby Apple. Lame? Indeed!

So, what's new, you ask?

Not much.

Still dating Tyler. Still not married, or even engaged.

Got a job w/ the school district. It's good and secure. Money is decent and I get free benefits.

I moved into my very own 1 bedroom apartment back in April of last year, just renewed my lease. Have at least another 12 months to spend there. I really like having my own place. I've been there done that with the roommate thing, and I was not about to suffer through it again (no offense to any previous roomies that may read this. It's not you, it's me). I furnished the whole thing myself and my cupboards are
always bare, but it's cute and it's got a queen size hide-a-bed if you ever want to come visit!

My parents divorced in August of '07 after 24 years of marriage. It was an ongoing up-hill battle that they both lost. I think they just got to a point where they couldn't fight anymore. So they stopped. My mom kept the house and custody of the only minor left, without any argument from my dad. It's been really rough on us girls. Mainly just seeing what's become of our dad since the whole thing, but we stick together. If it weren't for my sisters I wouldn't have been able to stay as strong as I have.

Tyler bought a house (!!!) which is conveniently located across the street from my apartment, so we get to spend a lot of time together. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ex-boyfriend included!

Speaking of Tyler, we just celebrated our 2 year anniversary last month. I'm pretty sure that's the longest I've officially had a boyfriend. And I'm almost 25...

... Almost 25. Half-Fifty. It kind of freaks me out. I was almost certain (when I was younger) that not only would I be married right now, I'd also have a kid or two. Funny how things don't work out as planned. I'm very content, though. I like where I'm at in life. I'm on track for great things to come, I'm just staying out of the fast lane. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm riding on the shoulder, with my hazards on. Please don't crash into me as you speed into adulthood, k?