Sunday, August 17, 2008

breaks should be about easy going, right?

Let's see, I made all A's in my 3 summer courses and presently have a 4.0 GPA. This felt like a promising start to August. However, besides my lovely grades and overall healthy and happy family, this month has been kinda crappy so far . . . It all started with taking Sweetpea to the vet for all her shots and updates for the year that came out to about $250, then my 93 Ford Thunderbird (we call her the Dirty Bird) likes to give me the shit eye every now and again (the car version of giving the shit eye is by turning on the most dreaded CHECK ENGINE light). Oh, and because my birthday is this month, I had to get emissions testing done on the ole' Dirty Bird and pass for my license/registration to be renewed. We Passed!
Oh, and if all that wasn't enough, I found out I have to get a very expensive dental procedure done ASAP that won't be done anytime real soon because we just spent WAYYYYY too much on my tuition and books for fall semester.

Oh, and I turn 29 on Tuesday, August 19th AND that is the first day of my fall classes as well as the start of my last year of being in my 20's. Time to start thinking about, putting together and actually accomplishing my 30 before 30 list. I think the first on my 30/30 list will be organizing all of my random old pictures that should be respectively in proper photo albums instead of ratty ole' shoe boxes. There is quite a few and clearly, at my age, I would have a lot of OLD pictures.
I mean, I need to protect gems like this . . .
This was taken of me in Tampa, Fl when I was around 4 years old, blowing bubbles, lookin' sassy in my 1983 outfit, complete with some bad ass skates. Ah, to relive those carefree moments would rock.


VeganCowGirl said...

Brilliant photo!

Sorry to hear that dirty bird has been causing some trouble lately...and vet bills are wretched aren't they? I have to say that has been one of the real perks about Brussels - the vet bills are astonishingly cheap - as is pet medication.

Good luck with your first day back to school - and of course a VERY happy early birthday wish coming your way.

VeggieGirl said...

Congratulations on your GPA, your upcoming birthday, and everything else, haha! :0)

selina said...

oh i do miss the care free days of childhood often. dontcha just miss the 80s?

congrats on the A's!!


Anonymous said...

That is such a cute photo! I love the Sesame Street shirt!

I am sorry your month has been a little rough, but I hope you have a happy birthday!


Theresa said...

That is easily the coolest photo I've ever seen. Can we be best friends please?

It sucks that everything has to happen all at once, but hopefully you get a quiet week or two here and there to enjoy. And hopefully you'll breeze through this semester now that you've got one perfect one under your belt! (Congrats on the 4.0!)

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Oh aggghhh... I hate car troubles. Just went through that. Darling picture though.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Hopefully your good grades makes up a little for all the other bad stuff.

Happy birthday tomorrow!! I turn 29 in a few weeks as well. I would love to see your 30 before 30 list.. I haven't done anything like that so maybe I should just cram it all in this year!

jessy said...

oh man - you've got a lot going on! hang in there! maybe september will prove to be less crazy - and less full of things that = expensive! eek! i'm sending happy thoughts your way!

happy birthday a day early! :) and what a great photo. you do look super sassy! i love it!

oh, and congrats on the 4.0 GPA - that rocks so freak'n hard! hells yeah!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Happy birthday! I hope things improve soon. That is the best photo ever!

aTxVegn said...

Congratulations on the outstanding grades and Happy Birthday!

Urban Vegan said...

Oh boy, money woes stink. But hey--you earned a 4.0 girl! Congratulations.

That photo of you is just precious.

B36Kitchen said...

that picture kicks ass!!

congrats on your GPA and Happy Birthday!

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Vegyogini said...

Happy birthday yesterday! I'm sorry you've had a tough time lately, but it sounds like there have been some bright spots, too. :) Hopefully, you'll start an upswing very soon!

bazu said...

happy birthday!! that photo of you is so adorable. you are rocking the gum, the skates, the hair, the outfit, everything! I wish I could be that cool.

Oh and photo organization is definitely on my 30/30 list too... good luck!

Jes said...

You were one styllin' kid! Love it!

I hope your first week back went well!

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