Monday, July 28, 2008

I don't understand why this is so hard.

I have 15 days to come up with all the money for my first semester (I was trying to do the whole year at once, and realized that was much more overwhelming).

Tuition is actually due in two days, but since I don't sign up for classes until mid-August, my tuition isn't due until that day. Unfortunately, it's really hard to provide a proof of enrollment when banks want a tuition bill, because I don't get my bill until it has to be paid.

So I've been trying to find a loan like mad, that doesn't need it until I realized, I still have an Indiana ID, I haven't gotten a Michigan ID again yet. So I look up what I have to do for that...and basically, I can't provide proof of Michigan residency, because I don't pay the utilities here, don't have a job right now, don't have a credit card...

I'm so frustrated right now. The anxiety I've been feeling all summer is slowly just turning into panic, that I won't be able to start school this fall.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Small victories in life.

The last McDonald's I worked in was...let's just say it wasn't up to the standards I was used to, or normally enforced in my restaurants. That being said, the boss I had when I first got there used to get frustrated with how badly we were doing, so when a small positive occurred, I'd send her an eMail, almost always closing with "small victories, Emily, small victories..."

In honor of that, I got a piece of mail today (I forgot to get the mail yesterday) that informed me that as long as I don't lose my parking permit at SVSU, I don't have to pay for it.

I know in the grand scheme of college paying for parking isn't usually that expensive, but at this point, after just paying the last $500 of my last student loan from when I went to Bethany, it's a true blessing to not have to pay for something I assumed would be charged.

This is Andrew. He grew up about an hour from where I went to college in Canada. He's hilarious. I don't know him, though, one of my friends turned me onto his channel on YouTube.

Give him a shot.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mostly for Shaelynn and Scott.

So, chances are, the rest of you won't find it funny.


Shaelynn and Scott,
Mo Collins as Shakira, in "Translation". I finally found it again. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I miss adult interaction.

That's all, mostly.

Been spending all my nights with Kate.

I've been enjoying the time with her, but I think we're slowly tiring of each other.

Shae spent the afternoon with me yesterday (ransacking the house for "her" stuff, but that's another story).

Tonight I have Youth (I'm on Youth staff, as of last week). Shae is bringing the Wii over for Kate to play with.

I tried finding a video for today's post, but they were all so appropriate.

Happy birthday, aunt Carrie!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Apparently I don't blog enough.

It was brought to my attention last night that I don't blog enough.

I have nothing to blog, as of now.

So a video that I'm sure my mom will be ashamed I posted.

It's no secret I dislike Rachael Ray. She's annoying.

That being said, enjoy Nicole Parker as Rachael Ray.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cornerstone '08

After seeing John and realizing he's the only one who's gone longer lately without posting, I couldn't lose, and be the last.

I don't have much.

Cornerstone was awesome. I do have a couple pictures from that (Alicia's, I haven't uploaded mine yet, that would require unpacking to find my port).


Myself, Alicia, and Mel, drinking some Yoohoos. They made me really sick (it was in the 90s every day). Despite the heat, I kept eating/drinking dairy. It was so stupid, because I got so sick every time.


Sam, myself, Mel, Tyler (Mel's boyfriend), and Alicia on our way to Wal-Mart to get some food for the week. Who knew five people could fit in my car? Tyler is actually a freshman with me at SVSU this year, and I'm pretty excited for that.


Mel, Tyler, myself, Amanda, Dave, and Sam (Brian is in the middle, on the floor). Alicia is the only one missing, because she took the picture. We were in the tent Alicia, Mel, Tyler, and I shared. And sometimes Sam. It was a big tent.


Sam used her hand to tease one section of my hair, and teased straw into it. I was unhappy.


All in all, a good week.