So I've needed my car brakes fixed for a couple weeks and finally asked a guy at church who does car repair work if he could help. He came to my house yesterday and fixed them ... for free! I wanted to at least pay him for the parts, but he said no. It made my day happy.
Word to the wise: Don't tell people that they can ask you anything they want and have you answer honestly. Especially if you are an honest person. Because they might just ask you a question that's not particularly fair.
Not too much going on this week so far. I went to work yesterday and today, and I'm going to work tomorrow and Friday. I'm about to start reading a book called The Kiss for my EN 510 class, and the teacher says it will freak us all out, so I'm a little concerned. I finished up The Great Gatsby and liked it pretty well, although the ending was kind of blah. I need to write a summary for that and also write an essay for my English class. And my JN 536 lit mag workshop is Saturday, so I need to get some material together for that.
I'm definitely going to Tokyo this summer, and I'm super excited. Rob just got back from the logistics visit and had lots of pictures tonight at church. I turned in my registration form.
This weekend was good. We ate at Applebee's on Saturday night, waited a really long time and Josh and Rebecca got their food for free. Then we watched Primer, and I didn't understand most of it. Sunday I went to Abe's for the first half of the Super Bowl and to Jonathan's, Matt's and Ryan's house for the second half. Abe made tortilla soup, and it was SO good. I also watched Grey's Anatomy for the first time, and now I think I will be buying season one on DVD.
Today I got my car serviced, joined Weight Watchers, worked out, went to a meeting for CSE 563 and cooked dinner. If you want to read more about my diet, you can check out my new blog. I'm really desiring to lose weight so that I can be healthy.
I had such a fantastic birthday! I spent most of the day shopping and treated myself to lunch. I bought a birthday outfit ($20 skirt from NY&Co - really cute; black tank and knit shawl from Old Navy) and a pair of green Saucony's that were on sale for $25 at Buckle. I had Chinese food for lunch. I also bought myself a new TV for my bedroom with the money my parents sent. Then I hung around at the house until it was time to go to my party at Cancun (local Mexican restaurant). The party was so much fun, thanks to my roommates who got it all together. We were so incredibly loud, and we all had crazy party hats and noisemakers. Josh and Rebecca gave me an iTunes gift card, which was awesome. Katie H. made me a necklace and a beanie, which I love. Jess got me some Lost memorabilia and some gourmet hot cocoa, Dianne gave me flowers, and Abe brought a yummy cake for everyone to share (chocolate frosting, chocolate cake and strawberry filling). I got to be embarassed with the birthday sombrero and loud singing in Spanish. All in all, a very fun, happy night.
The rest of the weekend was pretty mundane after that. I went to bed early Saturday night and got up for church on Sunday. I wore my new outfit and got lots of compliments. Sunday night, our college band practiced, and worship went well. Rob was complimentary.
I spent all day Monday reading Mississippi for my EN 510 class. It was a good book, but I'm glad to be finished with it. I cooked spaghetti Monday night. Yesterday I worked all day and went to class last night. We also got our plumbing fixed.
My grand discovery for today is that I will actually be able to take two weeks for spring break, as long as I work extra hours every week until then. I think it's a pretty good deal, so I'm going to try really hard. I'm not going to stress too much over it, though, because I will still get a couple extra days regardless.