I’m sure we can all relate to Tony. Some days are “doozies.” My entire weekend was quite the “doozie.”
I spent the weekend moving in to my new apartment. I was so happy to be reunited with my best friend -- and new roommate! We worked all day setting up our new place -- and by the end of the day, we were wiped. We have a goal to start eating a little healthier, but after a long day and several trips up and down the stairway, we decided pizza was well-earned. (And chips … and non-diet soda)
Eno has the right kind of attitude! I should have asked them not to slice my pizza. I would have felt a little less guilty after devouring more than half of it.
After we finally got everything moved, we got to the fun part -- decorating!!
As a designer, I like my living space to be decorated just right. As a college student, I have to be really creative. When I see something that costs way too much, I start looking at how much the materials are going to cost to just make it myself. I enjoy the challenge and it’s fun to make it a project to do with your friends! It’s also a lot easier on my wallet.
On top of a big move, I was more than excited to have my mom and two little brothers come visit me for a couple days! When people ask me how I like the city, I tell them about all the cool things around the area, but as amazing as all these new things are, I still find myself so happy to see my family! Calvin’s mom says it best:
I come from a crazy family (that I wouldn’t trade for anything). Having them here was, as Tony from Jim’s Journal might say, a “doozie.” My brothers are still pretty young. They remind me a lot of Peter and Jason from FoxTrot.
They are always causing some sort of mischief together -- or for each other.
Of course, they all wanted to know how my internship is going.
I was pretty nervous my first few days, but I’ve gotten comfortable. Much like the internship here, I have been faced with jokes I don’t understand -- but I laugh anyway. The guy who helps when I need computer assistance started joking about when they used to have to crank the computers. All I could do was give him a strange look, which he thought was hilarious. He then explained to me that computers never had to be cranked.
Everyone got a huge kick out of that story. Overall, though, it was a great weekend. The best part was I woke up Monday ready to go!
Kind of. It was still a Monday. I woke up late, realized I needed to put gas in my tank, had to rush out the door, and forgot to grab half of the things I needed for the day -- for a Monday, that’s really not so bad!
Thank goodness the rest of the week is running smoothly.