Long Over Due

Yes, I’m still alive and well. I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but I’m still trying to find balance with work, school and work. Looking at my last post, I have quite a few updates to share.

So I managed to get a laptop! Ended up just getting the newer version of my older laptop. I settled for the Acer Aspire V5 because a lot of the elements are the same, however, my new computer is an ultrabook and doesn’t have a number pad which will truly be missed. It’s been wonderful for me so far and I look forward to taking it with me to and from school. Picking a new laptop was a headache, but apartment searching was just as painful. I could only imagine it getting worse once students start moving closer to school and international students come in and are looking for cheaper alternatives to living on campus. My boyfriend ended up renewing his lease. It was the easiest thing to do at the time, but here’s hoping something will still come up.

Last week, my mom gave me a call, at work, asking if I wanted to go to Vegas. I said sure, assuming that we’d plan a trip together in a few months, but her reply was, “Alright, we leave in 3 weeks!” My manager was kind to let me go on short notice. I’m excited and frightened at the same time since I haven’t been on a plane for over 13 years. I haven’t had an actual vacation for over 7 years at least. Not quite sure if I can call a trip to Vegas with my mom a vacation, but hey, it’s getting me away from work for a few days and I’ve never been there before. Next week I’ll start looking at attractions and see what shows are on. I’m not in vacation mode yet because I have a lot of school work to finish prior to this trip.

My friends and I were planning to go to a carnival that pops up in town once a year. I had already bought 4 gate tickets thinking we would all go together. However, whenever this carnival is in town, it always rains for the majority of the week. The day we had originally planned to go got cancelled and I didn’t have any other free time to go with them because I had to work. I didn’t want my money to go to waste so I ended up taking my parents with me, to the carnival, to watch Eddie Money on Monday night. This guy was pretty popular in the late 70′s and in the 80′s, but my parents and I are familiar with a few of his songs. He’s 65 but still acts like a cheeky rock star. A lot of people there were in their 40′s, waving lighters and holding up old records in the air. Most notable were a group of biker guys with their hands in the air and bobbing their heads to the music. It was a good show over all. I couldn’t find a decent picture of the show, but here’s another picture that I found on my phone that I thought looked neat.

Red River Ex 2014