Georgia Girl

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm back!

So it's been a while. Ok, it's been like 5 friggin months. I just haven't been feelin it, you know? I think grad school is snuffin out my will to do anything on the computer. We won't go into the details, but let's just say I'm not a fan and I cannot wait until I get a real job where my life matters AND I get paid some real money. Remember the good ol' days when we made like $5.50/hour and thought a $1000/month would open all sorts of amazing and fabulous doors?? Yeah, I was a delusional teenager. Now I think I may even qualify to be below the poverty line.

But all my money worries are about to be fixed. I'm getting married to Mr. MoneyBags. Ok, so he's a grad student too. Hmmm...well at least I'll have somebody to eat ramen's with for the rest of our lives! Haha. Money really isn't a big deal, I'm just lookin for somethin to complain about. The good stuff is that me and James, after almost 4 years of on-and-off, are getting hitched this fall! He proposed exactly one month ago today (my mom mentioned it...I wouldn't have remembered--I've moved past those kinda sillness). He was visiting me in Athens for a few weeks before he proposed. And then he left--he told me he was going back to Florida to do some more field work. He really went home to North Carolina to hang out with his family and buy a ring. He got one of our mutual friends to ask me to ride with her to the airport to pick up a friend of hers. I called her and offered to drive to her house, she said no. I mentioned that we could leave an hour later than when she wanted to and still be ok. She said she'd rather wait at the airport than be in a hurry. I just shrugged and figured "It's a free ride and I've got nothing else going on." So she picked me up and instead of getting on the loop, she started driving through campus. She said she knew a short-cut. Once again I figured whatever she wanted to do was cool. But then she took a right down a dead-end road and I started wondering what was going on. She pulled into the forestry school's parking lot and parked. I just looked at her. She said, "I think you need to go find James in the place where ya'll two first met." My jaw just dropped and felt my face go white. "Are you kidding??" I asked. "No." I got out of the car and started to walk off. Then I turned back around to the open door and said, "Oh, you're not staying?" "No." "I guess I should get my purse then. Are you going to the airport??" "No." So I walked to the garden where we first met almost 4 years ago and there he was. I felt like a contestant on the bachelor because I saw him for a really long time before I got to him--I just kept walking and walking and walking. I wanted to run towards him but I told myself to keep cool, act like a grown woman, be smooth. I mean, I was lookin hot in an old t-shirt, ratty tennis shoes, and some capri-workout pants. He could wait. So he popped the question, we called our friend and went and celebrated by eating fried donuts and drinkin Cosmos. Lovely.

Another excitement in my life is that we got a second dog. That's right. We have June, and now we have Cash. And guess what? He's black everywhere except a spot on his chest. He's adorable; I didn't think I could love another dog like I do June and he proved me wrong. He's really laid back, and he has the funniest facial expressions (I guess..).

And that's about all for now.

3 Comments:

  • At June 9, 2008 at 1:31 PM , Blogger Marianne said...

    Awww, the Southern Belle from hell is marrying a romantic at heart.

    So sweet.

    So...what is the date?

     
  • At June 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Marianne said...

    Happy Birthday!!

     
  • At August 7, 2008 at 10:38 PM , Blogger PCisBS said...

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