16 March 2011

Quick Recap

So I've been absent for most of this month, so I thought I'd take advantage of some much needed Spring Break time to catch you up on the little bits and pieces of my life. 

Being a student is taking up a lot of my time.  But the good news is that I'm making progress.  Hurray!  I am in my last semester at Weber State and I will be receiving my associate's degree after this semester.  Once Spring Break is over, there are four weeks left in the semester, and that's it!  It feels like it's going by quickly, then it feels like it's dragging and I'll never get through it.  But I've gotten signed off by my advisor, I've filed for and paid my diploma fee (of course, they can't let you graduate for free, no matter how much money you've ALREADY paid them to get the darn thing), and I'm just trying to get through these last fourteen credit hours.  It's not easy--my nutrition class is the epitome of evil.

The only other consistent thing I do is work.  Which is the same.  But I've decided that I should write a book about the people that come into the restaurant and ask their crazy questions or make crazy comments.  I've got some great stories already.  Anyone know a publisher?

My girlfriend and I are doing well.  She's been so amazingly supportive of me during school.  It's nice, especially when I get frustrated.  We're trying to figure out what I'm going to do in the fall.  I'm trying to decide between two schools.  The one that I would really like to go to is a private school (don't worry, definitely NOT BYU), so it's more expensive.  It's going to depend on my financial aid.  But I've got a backup school if my first choice doesn't work the way I want it to.

We are still dorks, just hanging out and being happy with each other.  We've been together for nineteen months now, and it's still really good.  Sometimes it feels like we've known each other for so long, because we're so comfortable together and we watch out for each other like we've been together for longer.  In other ways, it still feels new and exciting, and we both just want to be with each other all the time. 

That's probably kind of sappy, and not necessarily information that you all need to know, but I like telling it, so I'm leaving it in this post.

In other brief news, I'm really disappointed in the Jazz management these days, but I'll always support my team.  I just may have to become a Nets fan on the side, but I haven't fully committed to that yet.  I'm finding my social networking to be branching out, thanks to Twitter (@drakames , if you're interested) and Words With Friends and vloggers on YouTube.  We're looking forward to baseball season and March is the only time I watch NCAA basketball, so it's going to be a good few weeks for sports.  Also, the USAF Thunderbirds kicked off their season, and they are coming back to SLC this year in September, so I'm really looking forward to that!  I love that jet noise.  We're also talking about going to Seattle for their Pride this year.  We've got a lot of stuff to look forward to, and I think it's going to be a great time getting there.

Hope you all are doing well!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting your Associate's Degree! That is great. Continued best of luck as you pursue your further education and I hope you get into the school you are hoping for.

I know how much work, time, energy, and money goes in to getting a "formal education" (I have a couple of degrees myself)- I applaud you for hanging in there and doing the work. It is tough, but the rewards are SO wonderful and great. And, I think there are so many life lessons that get learned along the way in acquiring the higher ed. Good on you! :)

Happy night.