i went to get my oil changed yesterday morning...at walmart...after getting in at 4 in the morning friday night...for some reason i thought i would set my alarm for 7 to be the first in line at walmart...in hopes of not having to spend any more time than necessary at the worst place on earth. I was wrong...it was a 2 hour wait...and when you are very tired, and slightly hungover, walmart is just 100 times worse. however, i did walk to pet smart to buy some dog treats and almost bought two goldfish. They were 12 cents...then i decided it wasn't intelligent to make an impulse buy of two living creatures just because i was bored. but i have been thinking about it a lot more, and think i will go get the little fishies this week.
Yesterady was also my mom's birthday, and they had a party in the back yard...traditions of my mom's birthdays = keg, pizza, and tequila shots. seeing as though tequila and i are not friends after our little misunderstanding on cinco de mayo...i did not partake. as much as (i hate to admit) my mom and i are a lot alike, there are two things we will never see eye to eye on: tequila and running.
this morning i was finally able to sleep in, and went to the gym and ran 5.5 miles! the half marathon is still 6 months away, but i really want to run it at a much more decent pace than a 10 minute mile this year...
Last day at the beach....
More to come about the trip later....i promise.
Life has been, for the most part, pretty great (I will explain the 'for the most part' in a second).
Work has really been kicking my butt lately...which is good. I am taking on a lot more account executive responsibilities, meaning more ownership of projects, more client interaction, and more pressure :) However, it also makes the day a lot more enjoyable...i can leave at the end of the day and feel very accomplished...kind of a personal/professional satisfaction feeling. I also had got a great hit for one of MY clients last week, and have been recognized and praised both from the client and our partner in Salt Lake on my work for it - which is very encouraging.
My step sister is getting married this weekend in St. Simons Island, Georgia...and i am SO excited for it....i love getting out of town for the weekend, and we are staying on right on the beach. Although, i just checked the weather and i think it is supposed to rain all weekend, boo to that.
Got a pedicure last night....the lady took the liberty to cut my toe nails really short without my permission, and not 5 minutes after i left the place did i smudge the polish on the gas pedal in my car. Did i mention that i also broke the heel of my shoe yesterday as well? yeah..just my luck. whatever, no use crying over spilled lemonade.
And perhaps what is VERY exciting news...my 'sister' Blaney is back in town for the summer...and i am so excited to see her soooooon.
Now for the sad news. A family friend from El Dorado has passed away. Charlie was in Prague for just a couple of weeks studying abroad when he was found unconcious and unresponsive in his room. Charlie's family has gone through a lot in the past year - losing their mother pretty much unexpectedly to cancer....anyhow...his whole family is pretty close to my family (dad and mom's side)...and Charlie was a groomsman in my step-brother's wedding...so his loss has affected a lot of people. Not to mention he made going to the Mad Hatter that much better with just a mere hug ;)
Remember, life is short...never pass up an opportunity to tell someone how much they mean to you.