shhh... it's a secret

Monday, May 10, 2010

Well, hello there, strangers.

This weekend I was just sort of bumming around, being all bum-like, and feeling all bummie. It's a problem I'm trying to work on. I've been noticing lately that my number of followers is slowly creeping up (Yay!), and while I was lounging around in dirty clothes and watching ANTM repeats I was thinking, "Wouldn't it be great if I got 30 followers?" And you know what? IT TOTALLY IS GREAT! 

Today I hit that magical number (remember when I thought 30 was a super-cool age too? I'll get back there again... I'm sure of it... I hope). I was super-excited. So...

Welcome Followers! I'm so happy you're here. I'll be honest, I'm slightly shocked that I've gained new followers over the last few weeks since I find myself to be in a seriously deep sink-hole of despair. I must be doing something right though, right? I promise you, new followers, I'm not always this negative. I'm just at a really tricky crossroads right now. At any rate, welcome. I appreciate you all, new and old.

So, I wish I had some fun and exciting news to share with you. Or some fun and exciting story to tell you. Alas, I do not. My weekend was super-unproductive. I never made it to the mall (not that i really thought I would) and I didn't do any laundry (I still have clean underwear, so... it can wait a few more days). I worked some more on my painting, which could possibly explain why I didn't get anything else accomplished. You see, whenever I'm in "work-zone" I tend to stay up into the wee hours, toiling away at whatever task I'm working on until 2 or 3 am. Here's another sneak peek...

It's so pretty. Did I mention I'm excited about it? Yeah, I am. I think I'm actually going to finish it (*knock on wood*).

In other news, you know how I was working so hard on my thesis, pouring my blood, sweat, and tears into grad school? Well, apparently all my hard work has paid off. Not only will I be graduating in ten days, I'm also getting some sort of award. Or something like that. Yay for me! There's going to be a ceremony and everything. I get to bring two guests, but apparently they don't really want anyone to show since the ceremony is from 2:00-4:00 pm... on a Friday afternoon. Guess they don't realize that real people are at work then (I'm not one of those real people. I'll be attending. What else have I got to do?). Here's the fancy invite they emailed me...

So yeah. That's that. I haven't really told anyone about this. I don't think it's that big of a deal (although the secretary in my department said it was. Eh.). Believe it or not, I'm not a huge fan of attention. In fact, I hate it. Wait, let me clarify that. I LOVE attention on a one-on-one basis and even in small group situations, but I don't like being a part of large groups of people and receiving attention. Which is probably why I won't be walking during graduation. I hated having to walk for undergrad, I certainly don't want to do it again for grad school. I really hate awards ceremonies too, so I'm kind of surprised that I'm going to this one. It probably helps that I don't anticipate knowing anyone there.

In other news... I saw Mr. Bum this morning. I was kind of surprised seeing as how cold it's been lately. I thought he preferred warm days, but what do I know. Anyway, Mr. Bum was crossing the intersection on his way to set-up his station. He had a cup of coffee in his hand (again, I think it's coffee). I took a quick trip to the grocery store this weekend and I made sure to have a few dollars cash with me. I felt kind of bad about bashing Mr. Bum lately, so I wanted to give him a few bucks (that and I didn't want Karma to catch up with me down the road and bite me in the ass. Karma has a tendency to do that). Well, Mr. Bum was nowhere to be seen. I was surprised since it was kind of, sort of warm out this weekend. Maybe it was too windy for him. Oh well, maybe next time. Maybe I'll invite him to the ceremony. I imagine there will be free food.

Ah well. Again, welcome new (and old) followers. I look forward to getting to know you all better. And to those of you non-followers who pop by from time to time, thanks for dropping in!


Krista said...

Congrats on the award! With all of the work that you have been putting in, it SHOULD be a big deal to you!

On a side note, I was selected as an undergrad Departmental Scholar, and being the social-phobe that I am, decided not to attend the ceremony, and I think I inadvertently offended the Department Head (one of my professors) when I told him that I wouldn't be able to attend. (I think I made up some forgettable lame excuse). So it's a good thing you're attending! You may be able to make/receive good connections/recommendations that way!

Congrats again! Be proud of your accomplishment. Shout it from the rooftops! You've earned it!

cbs111 said...

Congrats on the award.

Your painting is looking great from what I've seen.

Bitsy Baby Photography said...

Awesome painting, I'm really liking that! And Congrats on your award & grad school completion =) You are a different breed you people that make it that far in school, way to go!

kimberly montoya said...

Ooooh goodness, you cannot imagine how happy you made me with your comment. As you can probably tell, my blog is just a fetus among blogs. I am not sure how, but I found yours sometime last week and love your voice, and I hope you don't mind, have borrowed some aesthetics (what i'm reading pic {love it})....anyway, if your bored enough, feel free to follow my blog and then I might be so excited I would pee myself.

Great Painting. Enjoy the unemployment, chances are you're going to work until you're 65 anyway. Thanks again for reading my blog without being blood related to me. XOxoxox


April said...

@ Krista- Thanks! I had no idea you were awarded that. We have issues, huh?

@ cbs11- Thank you and thank you.

@ Bitsy- Thanks. Grad school was ha-ar-d! If it wasn't required, I don't know that I ever would have done it (but I'm glad I did). Love your pics, btw.

@ Kim- You're too nice. Way to bring me down at the end there. Who wants to work till they're 65? Bummer, dude. :)

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