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Oh Man I Am The Worst Blogger

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Hey Everyone! So, I haven’t posted since my birthday, which is a little sad because I’ve done a lot with every intention of posting what was happening. I posted a short fiction piece but that is about it.

First off to get this out of the way, I’ve changed majors again. I know, I know! I said I was going to keep with engineering, but as it turns out you can’t just wish yourself good at maths and have that be your one plan. So, I’m changing to English (for the 3rd or 4th time). But with that, it means that I’m not going to be in school for 7 more years, I’ve got a year and a half or so and I’ll be graduated. So that’s super fun. I’ve made a few contacts in my field too, so that’s also good for once I’m done. I know I’m not the best writer on the planet, but hey, it’s what I love to do. So I’m going to do it. It opens up positions in Japan as well, which is nice. I don’t need a teaching certificate, just a degree. I’m excited about that.

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7 classes, ya’ll!

Speeeeaking of Japan, that is where I spent my spring break this year. Could barely afford it, but I made it work. The ticket and hotel was less than 1000$ so guess who doubled down with their tax refund and took a trip? I did. I will save that for another post though, because I took pictures and videos. For those of you that went along the journey (via Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter) I want to thank you all for your support and love while I traveled. Without a lot of you in my life, I wouldn’t have bit the bullet and done it, so thank you.

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The SO and I finally took a trip together too, out of the country. We just went up to Calgary for a comedy show (We haven’t missed a John Mulaney tour since we got together) and crossed the border together. I think it was the first time he’s ever been to Canada, so that was a fun milestone. We got into a huge fight on the way home, but obviously we worked through it. Our hotel was so nice and we had a lovely sushi dinner that I will also be posting about in another post.

 

I don’t have a few fun posts planned for the coming months (granted I remember) and a few adventures planned elsewhere. I’m working on a few creative projects with a few friends, my Twitch channel should be going live soon, and hopefully I get my Youtube channel off the ground (this century). But school comes first. And then when I’m done I get to start paying off all those loans that I love so much.

I’m still here lovelies, and will eventually get back to this blog regularly.

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Packing

So, last few days have been BUSY! I have been ‘packing’ for the past two. I say packing in quotes because I’ve been procrastinating as I do it. Unfortunately, I have forgotten what procrastinating means. Last night I had a bag packed, and I unpacked it last night as well. I was not fully prepared for the task. BUT, I have space bags to help me out. They are roll out or vac out the air space bags… The vac out is significantly more efficient for space. I have two bags that I vacuum the air out and one that I roll the air out. My sea bag doesn’t hold as much as I had thought, but it holds more than I originally thought.  I almost forgot my sneakers, so I had to make room for those. The suitcase that I purchased is just big enough to hold my underwear and socks (that’s also where I put the sneakers). What I thought was a lot of room isn’t all that much room. I’m leaving some stuff that I wanted to take here to save a little bit of room. 

I really want to take yarn with me, even though I know I shouldn’t. I want to start making farmer’s market bags for the summer time. I think people would appreciate them. Not sure what kind of pattern I’m going to use, or if I’m going to do it at all, but we’ll find out. 

I am going to miss Bryant. He’s playing it off like it isn’t a big deal that I’m leaving. Which is fine, I wish I was the same way. Hopefully I can find work where I am going and he can join me soon. He means the world to me.

But, enough with the sentimental blogging. I have to vacuum out the bags again. Like I said I repacked them last night but it was about 1 a.m. and it was too late in the night to use the vacuum. I’m looking forward to this trip.

Apparently it is legal to bodily eject someone from public transportation in the state of Washington. So, there is your fun fact of the day. 

Bryant’s dad told me that last night when I shared the story of the crazy lady on the train. Crazy Lady is a real person, she cause a real incident, and she called me a wizard when I was on a train. I’m going to share the story with you all.

I leave Portland, Ore. at 4:45 p.m. Regular time, everything is on schedule. We ride for a few hours, make a few stops. We haven’t reached Spokane yet if I remember correctly. It’s late at night, so late a lot of people are asleep. This woman starts walking the train, pointing and whispering at people at she walks but no one really takes any notice of her… Until she starts screaming that is. She starts telling people things like “Wizards use computers, you must be a wizard.” She’s just creeping everyone out by now. A few people are disgruntled, but she walks out of our train car and goes somewhere else, everyone relaxes slightly. Then… THEN, the woman comes back with full force, she is shouting and throwing things about, she tries to take this poor kids computer demanding to know if he is a wizard. I was also called a wizard but I avoid her at all costs. The woman starts throwing trash behind her and up in the air. The conductor finally arrives and tries to calm her down. A man across the aisle tries to interject like most people who don’t know how to handle a difficult person and situation. He starts trying to ‘give the conductor advice’ about how to handle what’s going on and he isn’t making much sense. The conductor tells him to return to his seat and he tries to argue, but sits back down. The conductor gets the woman down stairs into where the bathrooms are and you can hear the woman screaming at the top of her lungs.

Eventually, the train starts to slow. We see flashing lights in the distance. We hear sirens. Police board the train. The start to inspect the trashcan and what not, they go back to the lower level of the train and we hear the woman being arrested. It was fun.

And that’s how I learned that it is legal to bodily eject someone from public transportation in the state of Washington, including Amtrak.

So today I will resume packing and hopefully get everything squared away. I’ll have to sort through my suitcase and decide what I don’t want to take with me. It’s a stressful time but hopefully it will be worth it when I get a job. 

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The Trip List

So (as I begin every post, mostly) there is a chance that I might be going on a trip soon. A really awesome trip. I’m not going to say where my trip may take me because if it doesn’t happen. I don’t want to disappoint all you readers and be all “WHHHHAAAA I’m going to this stellar place and I can’t wait to go and everything is magic and rainbows!” So, nope not telling. BUT! I do need to make a list of things that I’m going to take. So, that’s pretty much what this post will be about. I needed something to write about and I needed a place to put my list. I thought about buying new luggage too, but I don’t think that’s financially responsible right now.

List:

  • Toothbrush
  • Socks
  • Computer
  • Shoes
  • Undies
  • Camera (if I can find it)
  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Phone and Charger
  • Bacon (probably not)
  • Crochet Stuff
  • Other stuff that I may find important

Apparently…. I need to get things together. I’m hesitating on buying my ticket away, to tell you the truth. I’ve never been nervous travelling, really ever. I’m nervous this time and it’s because I think it’s a last ditch effort to pull myself out of the rut I have found myself in. But I’m going to make the best of it. The longer I wait, the less money I’m going to have. So, the sooner the better.

Bryant and I have talked about it extensively. Since we’ve been together, we haven’t really been apart. He supports my trip though, and I really appreciate it. So,I’ve made a list. I have to fit it in to the bags that I have. I’ll have more money if I don’t buy new luggage… even though we found this amazing black luggage set with green piping. Oh my goodness it was amazing to look at… and it was on sale. I didn’t look at the price though, because I didn’t want to see it and be all in love and then be let down. Man, I love containers.