Thursday, August 19, 2010

book club

My mom put together a book club this summer with a few of her friends and their first book was "Eat Pray Love". When I came home to visit for the week, she told me that their first meeting would be at a local restaurant here in town, Gianna's. I LOVE Gianna's, so when I found this out, I asked if I could come. She said I would have to read the book. No problem. I had it done the day after she bought it for me. Pathetic, I know, that I would do something at the drop of a hat just to eat some food, but what you have to understand is that 1. it was a book. i love books. not a bad deal for me. 2. it's REALLY good food. Oh, and even though this isn't really what my post is about, I will throw in that the book was really good and I highly recommend it.

Anyway, so I go to book club and (now, don't tell my mom I said this) it's so funny because it's all these ladies in their 40's and 50's, who all sound, when you think about it, like hens in a hen house. Quite entertaining. But it was so much fun, and I thought, 'What if I started a book club with some of my friends?' And my next thought was, 'What are you, a total nerd, Chelsey?!' In which I replied, quite frankly, 'Actually, yes. Yes, I am.'

So! Book club anyone? I'll probably send out a facebook message to people I think would be interested, and even though it will be difficult to do since a lot of my friends are all over the place, my mom lodged the idea of using video chat to include those who can't physically attend the meetings! If not that, then perhaps writing an email of all your thoughts on the book for us to read aloud at the meetings and discuss. Just an idea. If enough people go for it, why not? My mom's book club chose "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as their next book, so I'll be reading that this month. This could be the book for my possibly-future-book-club, or we could decide on another. Doesn't matter to me! I can read two books at once, no problem : )


Thursday, August 12, 2010

oh, p.s. here is my final project for my last Communication Design Foundation class. Our project brief was to create a positive poster for this contest. I went with something universal since the competition is based in Australia. : ) Enjoy!

packing. *barf*

Summer school is finally over. Finally. Both happy and sad, since I'm glad to have a break for...oh, what was that, only a week and a half? Grrr. Anyway, I'm happy about the break, sad about Elliot moving back to New York and not getting to see him again until Christmas; sad about not having Brittany Elliff is one of my roommates any longer (although she WILL be just a few buildings away); sad about being a very poor college student; sad about packing allllllll my crap up, moving it to another building, painting said new room, and then unpacking alllllllll my crap. And re-decorating the new apartment. More happiness, however: I get to paint my room! Green Briar green is the color I chose. It was between that & a shade of purple that I was uneasy about going with because I thought it might possibly drive me mad after a few months. Even though my room at home is green, I knew it would be a success since green is my favorite color AND a somewhat neutral color. I'm also happy about going home for about a week and a half (although even that "vacation" is somewhat tainted as I will be taking a driving course this Saturday from 12–6:30, going to the DPS to get a permit on Monday, driving EVERYWHERE with my mom throughout the week, and then going BACK to the DPS on Friday to take the driving test, hopefully pass, and get my license *barf*). More happiness? Umm...well, it'll be cool to have the apartment all settled in again, although it won't be officially settled in until I come back to San Marcos and can unpack all my things. *sigh* I feel like I'm rambling/complaining a lot. Sheesh. Think happy thoughts....let's see....OH! I got all A's this summer in all 4 classes! So that's good. Oh, oh, oh! AND I think I might get a job at this frozen yogurt place on the square here in San Marcos called Twist & Shout. It's new and DELICIOUSSSSSS. I'm sure you've been to a place like it; you go in, pick up whatever size cup you would like, then proceed to the frozen yogurt pumps which come in several delightful flavors such as yellow cake batter, pomegranate, dark chocolate, strawberry-kiwi, etc. THEN you make your way to the toppings section where you choose from several toppings such as raspberries, chocolate chips, granola, sprinkles, etc. Oh, and they have bubble tea. And the colors in there are really happy and frozen-yogurt-ey. I hope I get it. The owner is really sweet. Her name is Lily and she's of Asian descent and has a cute accent and is also the partial owner of the local japanese steakhouse, Kobe. I hope she calls me like she said she would! : D

I think I'll end this post on that note, and get started on my packing (I'm quite the procrastinator).


Monday, August 9, 2010

this week

So I work at this place called CRI and it's very easy work...except that it's also insanely depressing. Basically, what I do is call people and read a survey to them. Most of the time, you're immediately rejected and in worse cases, you get half way through the survey and THEN get hung up on. That's not the depressing part, though. That I can deal with. No, the depressing part is the people that you do happen to complete the surveys with. The zombie-like, no life, miserable people. The 90 year old ladies who do the survey out of pity for the young college student and then half way through it, realize it takes a million years to get through and are too tired to go on. I don't blame them. They're 90 freaking years old. Go take a nap. You've lived your life.

Anyway, Elliot and I both got jobs there and we've been working there for a couple of weeks. It was the only job we could find and that's the only reason we settled for it. And finally, today, we caved from the depression that place brings and called in saying we had mono and would be out for the next week or so. Elliot's last day is this Friday anyway and I'd put my two weeks in last Tuesday. So I'm hoping to get out of this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday & next Tuesday since those are the days I usually work. I's mono. We should be good for like a month.

In other news, I'm moving from the apartment building I'm in now to another building in the same complex on Friday. I really want to paint my room since we're allowed to as long as we paint them back when we move out and I'm thinking either a semi-dark green or a semi-dark purple. We'll see. After I eat lunch here in a little bit, Elliot and I are headed out to go pick the color(s). I'll be packing all week so it's going to be hectic. Sheesh. Other than that, my life is pretty boring...hopefully I'll be posting more photos soon, so keep your eyes peeled!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

they come and they go

from my boston trip this may

long time, no see, blogger-folk!

Goodness, it's been a while! I wish I could be 100% consistent in posting stuff here for you guys! Although, I'm sure not many people read this anyway...oh, well! Right now I'm changing up my "Blogger Face" as you can tell, so sorry for such a short post! I'm off to go post more things though (mainly photos from my Boston/Oneonta trip from May) so I hope that will be of some interest.