Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
- Beth's Wedding (had to miss the shower for a track meet)
- Michelle's Clan Woman Shower
- Michelle's Louisville Shower (missed second Louisville shower due to work)
- Michelle's Bachelorette Party (missed second day of bachelor party due to work)
- Nic and Michelle's Rehearsal
- Nic and Michelle's Wedding
- Kelli's Shower (missed due to work)
- Kelli's Bachelorette Party
- Kelli and Brandon's Rehearsal
- Kelli and Brandon's Wedding
- Meagan's Shower --> This Weekend, but I'm missing due to Grandma's birthday in Ohio
- Meagan Bachelorette Party is Sept. 6
- Meagan's Wedding is Oct. 4
And the main thing is that I believe I am finally coming to realize that these things are no long "weird." Instead they are now NORMAL in m
y life. Believe it or not we ARE growing up, and while it is something I never wanted to do, I am actually okay with it. Life continues to be an adventure--and best of luck to all of my dear friends who have just begun a WONDERFUL adventure with someone else!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I was just about the first one to show up to work yesterday and as people trickled in it still felt pretty empty--not much chatter on a Monday morning. But the first thing that was said to me most definitely brought a smile to my face as I knew the conversation could only get better... "So you know Kyle Burns?"
When the name Kyle Burns comes up...I know things are going to get interesting. Kyle worked with me during my first summer at GSP as a fellow RA. The best way I can describe why we connected so easily is to tell you that one of the first things we learned about each other was that we had a couple of mutual friends: Steve Hanson and Tommy Antony--as in my Man Clan friends that I have been hanging out with since I was a Bellarmine freshman. So I suppse when he realized I hung out with the likes of those guys, he decided that I was a decent girl...decent enough for him to immediately begin finding ways to give me crap constantly.
I have only seen Kyle once since our six weeks of GSP together and that was very brief. Amazingly enough, though, Kyle seems to always know me oh-so-well and we always seem to cross paths somehow. I have met his cousin, Amanda, who was Steve's high school girlfriend--the reason Kyle knows the Man Clanians. And this past Spring Break he went to Florida with Dani's best friend from high school, Katherine, whom I have also met.
As it turns out, my coworker, David, and Kyle grew up together and have been best friends their entire lives! As I talked with David about how I knew Kyle I also learned that he too knows Steve and Tommy! In fact--Steve, Kyle and David all spent 4th of July weekend together!
My small world story does not stop there, though! Of course I needed to make mine and David's friendship "official" and add him on Facebook and the first thing I did was check to see who all of our mutual friends were. Several Bellarmine folk from the NKY didn't surprise me, nor did Casey Countians who'd attended EKU since that is where David went to college. The name that did surprise was none other than the cousin: IAN ADKINS!
Now, obviously I know that Ian grew up and went to high school in Richmond and EKU is in Richmond, but during the years that David would have attended EKU, Ian was here in Louisville at Bellarmine. I got to the bottom of it this morning, and, of course, there was a mutual friend between David and Ian at Bellarmine. (Whom I actually worked in the residence life office with my freshman year.)
To top off all of this crazy small world business, apparantly through knowing Ian my coworker, David Hobbs, rented out Auntie Joanie's 4th Street apartment while still living in Richmond!
David whom I met last week at my new job, Kyle whom I met two years ago when working together as RAs for GSP, and Steve whom I have been friends with since running track with him at BU as a freshman, have all known each other since their high school days in Northern Kentucky.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This past weekend brought for a lot of fun and excitement and a lot of farewells. Friday night the "Glory Hole," as our house was named by the one and only Josh Jaso, (Don't get the wrong idea by that name!) hosted it's final event: the "I'm Tanked with Gress" party. The party was a final farewell to Gress as he left this weekend for Columbus, Ohio where he is now working for Honda, a farewell to The Glory Hole, as we are moving out this week and a send off to the newly weds as they headed back to Auburn just yesterday. Thanks to my Uncle Cliff and my Pa, everyone was able to sport their very own "I'm Tanked" tshirt, and whether it was the magical powers of the tshirt itself or beverage consumption influeces, the night was indeed a memorable one. I'm not sure what life in Louisville will be like with out my substitute big brother. I guess there is another reason to visit Columbus besides the Buckeyes.
As of yesterday I am now waking up to head to my real job. The company's name is VuPal and it is a completely new web-based business here in Louisville. The idea is to create websites that are hobby/interest specific with the use of some blogging but mainly video casts. For example, the site I am doing my work for, as of now, is www.foodvu.com. I will be producer for one of the shows that has yet to launch, "FN Crazy", but is directed at all of the Food Network addicts out there, so I have been spending my days becoming an expert on the station and its many shows and hosts. There is so much more drama among the viewers than I ever woudl have guessed--all of their feedback and such about the new shows, old shows, hosts, etc. is rather entertaining.
Everything about this job is completely start up, as I am only an indpendent contractor right now--as is everyone. I sit around a circle of plastic tables with anywhere from four to 12 other people and we all work from our personal laptops. Nearly everyone here is in their early 30s or younger--including two other May 2008 Bellarmine grads. It's definitely going to be a learning experience and an adventure...something I'm always down for!
And finally, this is moving week! Becky, Dani and I got our keys to the new house last Friday and have been dropping stuff off at the house hit and miss. We'll get all of the big stuff over on Friday and get completely settled, which I am rather excited about. It will be sad to say a final goodbye to the Glory Hole...my wonderful purple room, the roof outside my window that was sat upon by so many, the fun backyard and its built in grill (also good for snowball fights in the winter), the fire place used to make s'mores and the wonderfully painted "Dr. Suess" downstairs. The new place, formerly known as the "Sam-Lally House" (we have yet to dub it something new) will be much nicer and easier to upkeep with its smaller size. We'll also miss Quincy the neighborhood cat on Gresham (His real name is Little Star but we didn't learn that until too late--besides, it's a horrible cat name!), but we already have a friendly feline who sits outside our steps regularly, just waiting for a name. The other exciting part about the new crib is our just-down-the-street neighbors: The Man Clan! That's right, "The Bunker" where Steve, Little Ben, Josh and Joe all reside is a walk across the road. This could be glorious or disastrous...we'll just have to wait and see...