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Utah, Spring Break, etc.

March 25th, 2009 No comments

Well, got back from Spring Break early Sunday morning. Red-eye back Saturday night from 2 time-zones away equals precious little sleep that night. But for a proper flowing blog, I should fill people in starting from after the tax forms were finished.

On Wednesday (3/18), our flight out to Utah (my mother’s and my flight that is) was scheduled for 6:50 but didn’t end up leaving until sometime late 7 PM Atlanta time. As a result, we arrived in Utah around like 9 and didn’t get out to Provo Utah until 11 (all Utah time now). My brother and father came out early the next morning because my brother had a state literary competition to attend all day Wednesday which competed with the flight. Basically the flight out was uneventful for both parties.

We were out in Utah of all places because my parents were attending a conference regarding their present (new) business opportunities. Other than that, there really wasn’t anything else that we were planning on doing while out there (besides skiing for my brother and I to fill a day’s worth of time). It is amazing how little there is to do in the state of Utah. I managed to wander the streets of Provo Utah for a good hour+ only to find NOTHING to do… and that wasn’t because I am under 21.

On Thursday, my brother and I took a hike up Y-Trail. The trail led up the side of a mountain on the outskirts of the city (town?). Gave a nice view of the city of Provo, but reminded me how out of shape I truly am. I am going to have to work on that during the course of the year so that I don’t get winded doing a short (less than a mile?) hike even if it is ALL uphill. Following that hour and a half of exercise, my brother and I spent the rest of the day in the hotel with me making a short excursion out to the grocery store to pick up snacks for the stay. Followed that by the family going out to dinner with some business partners and me pissing my girlfriend off over the phone (totally my mistake and I am not enumerating my mistake here). Things were eventually solved, but it put me in a hell of a sour mood Thursday night which resulted in me wandering the streets of Provo for well over an hour and calling my precious few remaining friends I seem to have.

Something I have noticed lately is that I don’t seem to have nearly as many friends as I did before I got to college, or even when I finished Freshman year of college. Not sure what happened there. My high school classmates have disappeared, those who I considered people I could call in most any situation to talk seemed to all be missing. Is always a sad realization and it has hit me more than once in the last few months starting in mid-December.

On Friday, my brother and I went skiing. It was a TON of fun! It helped that the weather was a high of 58 degrees. That’s right, my first time skiing was warm enough to wear short sleeves. By the end of the day, we were going down intermediate slopes. Was extremely exciting and I understand the draw to skiing now. Skiing is essentially losing control and attempting to manage that control in a manner that will keep you on your feet. Extremely exhilarating!

Saturday was hang out in Provo and nurse my sunburn day with a red-eye home leaving at 12:50 Utah time. Nothing truly exciting during the day, so I will jump ahead to Sunday.

On Sunday, I got in my car from the parking lot and came back to Atlanta (was technically already in Atlanta, but had to drive back to the middle of Atlanta). It was about 7:30 in the morning when I got in my car and I drove straight to Decatur to see my girlfriend. Was excited enough to actually run across the lawn to get to her dorm building so I could see her. Amazing how being physically apart can show two people how much they miss each other and care about each other. That’s about where I am at. I miss her pretty much whenever I am not physically with her. I assume that this will lessen to a manageable level farther down the road, but right now it is hard to not spend time with her! The rest of the day was spent with her and all my free time (and her’s) on Monday and Tuesday were spent together, even if we were just sitting on opposite sides of the room to get our respective homework done.

Just to highlight that final point, I am presently sitting, talking to her over IM and discussing how we miss each other. Basically, this has become the main topic of conversation at the forefront of our minds and I have no problem with this! Since this blog post is just turning into a rant about the same subject of my desire to constantly be with my grilfriend, I will end the post here. I will post again in the next couple of days.

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New Years Eve

December 31st, 2008 No comments

What is truly so great about New Years Eve? Some people would say the parties. Others would say the bringing in of a brand new year. Others would go with the fact that we are on the doorstep of a new year to screw up. Others say that we have a blank slate to work with and they make New Years Resolutions. But that view point really depends on pessimism vs. optimism. Can’t argue that in the end.

I find this New Years Eve as the first one in about 4 years where I haven’t gone out and done something. Last 3 years have been over at Marlowe’s house since her mother has put on a big New Years party every year. This year… my friends are all out of town and I am going to be sitting at home enjoying some Champagne with my parents and probably going to sleep right about 12:30 or so. Exciting right? Heh, not really. Maybe we will find a good movie or something else to do. 5 hours and counting.