What a great weekend!
Saturday Justin and I made the journey to see Journey =) Also Heart and Cheap Trick, and I have to say everyone was absolutely freaking amazing!
To the right we have the first performance, Cheap Trick. Now I’ll admit, I wasn’t really excited to have to wait a few hours to see Journey, but I can’t believe how amazing these guys were! I’ve really discovered some new (well, technically old) music. For example, Cheap Trick’s “The Flame
Wherever you go, I’ll be with you.
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you.
Whenever you need someone
to lay your heart and head upon.
Remember: after the fire,
after all the rain,
I will be the flame.
I will be the flame.

I never thought I’d be a classic rock fan. I listened to Britney Spears growing up! Although don’t get me wrong, I’m still all for team Britney, I have to say that rock is quickly surpassing everything as my favorite. After Cheap Trick, Heart performed. Now these women have pipes! It’s actually funny, before Justin and I got together one of my favorite songs that kind of reminded me of how I was feeling about him at the time was Heart’s “Alone
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
You don’t know how long I have wanted
To touch your lips and hold you tight.
You don’t know how long I have waited
and I was going to tell you tonight
But the secret is still my own
and my love for you is still unknown
Alone

It was very fitting at the time, because Justin was someone I really was not supposed to have feelings for. Him being my friends boyfriend and one of my ex’s best friends and all…but it’s funny how life works out =) We’re pretty damn cute if I do say so myself. It’s kind of crazy to look back at all the craziness that we’ve gone through to get to where we are, but even if I had the ability to go back and change anything about our past I wouldn’t even mess with it. We have technically been together going on two years now, engaged for almost two months. I still look at him every once in awhile and wonder how I got so lucky. No one makes me smile like he does, and no one ever has. I wonder if there truly is a soul mate out there for everyone. I’m inclined to say yes, but I think it’s a whole other game to actually meet that person. Justin and I met under some interesting circumstances, but through it we became friends and fell in love. I don’t think love like this happens everyday, but I could just be full of it and quoting lines from The Princess Bride . Oh well =)
And the whole reason for the nearly five-hour long drive! That’s FREAKING JOURNEY! Nothing beats hearing “Don’t Stop Believin” and “Faithfully” played live. I actually cried when they played Don’t Stop Believin’. Justin and I sang it to each other =)
Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on…
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

The whole night was just amazing. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. We were a little worried we were doomed to drink Coors Light, who was sponsoring the event, but they had good beer too 😉 This was definitely my favorite concert ever, but I have my sights set on more to come. I want to do some myspace research and find some local bands to entertain us in the winter when we have to go to a bar to keep warm. haha. I know, no one wants to see that. Too baaad. I have a thing about taking kissy pictures. I have a thing about pictures period. ha. I think I have about 500 pictures in my camera that need to be printed out and put into albums, but I just never think about it while I’m at walmart. One of these days I’m going to be able to fill a dozen bookshelves with all the pictures I take, hooray digital cameras! I’ve taken to taking a zillion pictures of certain things and then simply deleting the ones I don’t like. I wish there was a place for me in the photography industry. I don’t think I’m competitive enough to make anything out of it. One day I hope to just take an amateur class and learn more, but that will come later…much later..when I get all these other classes out of the way.
Speaking of classes. back to school Monday…well, technically Tuesday for me. I only have class Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (score!) So at least this semester won’t kill me too badly. I’m hoping I really only have 3 left. Emphasis on the hope.

Hey! It’s my humpday! On Friday Justin and I are skipping town and heading down to Baltimore for some excellent seafood, the aquarium, sightseeing, and a little cruise. I’m pretty damn excited, it’s kind of my engagement gift to him, although I’ve been planning it for months now =)
It’s funny, you think the honeymoon stage would be over by now, but I’m starting to think the rest of our lives is going to be a honeymoon, interrupted by some kiddies at some point.

So I’m going home tonight and checking out the new wordpress app for the ipod touch, as I myself have one. This could potentially be very bad. My university is all wireless, and I can totally see myself blogging in the middle of some 400 level class I should not let myself get distracted by, buttttt…oh well. Sometimes you need a good distraction, like right now I would love a great distraction from this job. I’m seriously counting the minutes until Friday.

One good thing about this week is that my summer classes were over as of yesterday. I have three weeks of glorious freedom before going back to school in an actual classroom. I’m actually not too bent out of shape about going back, as my schedule this year is pretty nice. I’m probably going to have to say bye bye to my Saturday’s off of work because of night class, but I guess I can deal. I figure I’ll work these next couple years and do all the crap I don’t want to do and it will hopefully pay off in the long run. Hopefully. I can’t wait to have a 9-5 job. I don’t care if it’s boring office work, as long as it’s not customer relations. The customer is not always right.

Anyway. Let me tell you about my latest addiction.
That’s right. Lemmings! Even this screenshot is a new version of the one I’ve been addicted to. I’m talking 1992ish era lemmings you found on the apple computer in your second grade classroom. I can’t believe it, but this is a hard game! I think I’m clearing level 40something, but boy, it’s interesting. I can’t put it down. I’m kinda lame like that.

Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend sleeping? Have you ever stepped back and thought about how much you could be getting done if sleep was not a requirement to live? I have been thinking about that a lot lately. Seriously. So much time is dedicated to being unconscious.

Speaking of which, I’m dead tired. So tired to the point of just being in zombie mode. I can type around 80 wpm…yeah, I’m reduced to around 30 now. I’m just so strung out. School is what gets to me the most. I made a huge mistake with one of my online classes, basically I thought it was only a month long…like the other 6 online classes I’ve taken. Yeah, not so much. So I don’t log into that particular class for a couple weeks, then I start to wonder why it hasn’t turned off on my online class page. I look at it again and it’s not over until the end of July. After that discovery I frantically emailed my professor and asked to withdraw from the class. I’m still waiting on his reply.

My other two classes are alright. I’m keeping up with them, but I am going to need to find some time, when I don’t know, to just haul ass on a couple papers that they require.

Knowing that I have the rest of my life to look forward to after this next bleak year-and-a-half is very uplifting. Justin’s being such a good sport about my zealous wedding obsession. He’s even helping with the gust list right now! I have a really amazing man, be jealous 😉

I’m running in hyper speed.

I’ve admitted to myself before that I’m completely addicted to being busy. Some people would call it a workaholic, but I’m not sure that’s the case. A full calender is a happy calender for me, and I’m really not sure why.

I’ve read here and there that there is evidence to support that most women overdo it without meaning to. We’re predestined to feel the need to accomplish it all and take on more than we should. I’m not sure if that’s bologna or not, but I definitely feel it. I took on another 25 hour a week job this summer on top of my 35 hour a week job. On top of that I also decided to take another four school classes online for an extra 12 credits. That’s actually a full semester’s load of credits. Those are my major projects for this summer, two jobs and school. I don’t stop there though, I have to have plans for every single moment. Get my nails done, red a book, get laundry done, cook dinner, try to squeeze in seeing my family and friends that mostly live an hour or more away.

Work at a job I love, work at a job I hate.

It’s exhausting but sometimes I just get the biggest high from it because I’m accomplishing it. I feel like I’m not a worthwhile human being unless I’m pushing myself to the breaking point, then right before I’m about to shatter into a million pieces…I drink a glass of wine and call it a day.

This wine has the coolest name, but both Lori and I hated it. I have to admit, however, if a royal bitch were to in fact be turned into a bottle of wine, that is surely what she would taste like. 😉