August 08, 2003

Summer's almost over

Posted by Scott at 10:01 AM

It's starting to weigh very heavily on my mind. On August 18th school starts. I am very nervous. I think I'm more bothered by the fact that I won't have a free summer vacation next year because I will have classes. These are my last few days of non-homework freedom. So, I am going home tomorrow for a night and then I am not really sure when I can go back home again. I could go home anytime, especially because I don't have classes or work on Fridays. But I have found over the last few years that going home during the school year makes me lose my focus. For example, if I have a lot of homework and then I go home, I don't want to do my homework, and I don't want to go back to school! So my departure back is much more emotional. It's easier just to stay at ISU.

In other news, I got a fishing lisence yesterday! Seth and I plan to go to Lake Bloomington next Thursday to use it. I was really surprised that I could get it online. All I had to do was put in my information and my credit card number and then print it out. So I have my brand new fishing pole from Uncle Butch and I am all set to go now!

Yesterday I also got a haircut. For boys thats no big deal, but it is for girls. I got about an inch and a half cut off. It makes the red underneath much more visible. I feel like I look 12 years old, but I know I just need to get used to it.

Last weekend I went to my best friend Cindy's wedding. I really enjoyed spending the time with her before the big day. I did a lot of driving her around to run errands but in the mean time, we got to do a lot of catching up. I was a little emotional while she was walking down the aisle but I managed just fine after that. My biggest problem was driving home that night. I left at 9:30 in hopes to be more awake while driving. But after 2 nights of staying up with the bride till 2:00am so she can finish making placecards, bows, etc., you get a little worn out. So on my way home I did have to pull over and get some pop and food because my eyes starting closing. It was really a bad ride home. Two and a half hours later, I was back safely in Chicago, and I slept like a rock!

Thats about all for right now. Has anyone talked to Mom yet?


Going home during the school year does make you lose focus. I remember I would bring work home with me but it would never get done until I drove back to school. Of course that night would be a late night as I tried to catch up.

Glad you had a nice time at Cindy's wedding. I remember once trying to drive up to Chicago in the dark and having a similar problem. I was getting hypnotized by the darkness and the repetitiveness of the stripes of the lane divider. I pulled over at the nearest truck stop/gas station to stretch, breathe some cool evening air, and purchase a caffeinated drink.

I spoke with mom this morning. She got in a little past midnight so she was a bit groggy -- understandbly so. She said the vacation area was gorgeous and wants to go back again when she can have even more time. Since she rarely goes online (unlike dad) I gave her the rundown on news, especially Timothy's appointment. Timothy is even heavier than I was at six months. I wonder where he gets it from?

Got to go for now. I'll post more in the next day or so. Have fun in Chicago this last weekend before school gets started again.

Posted by: Scott at August 8, 2003 01:47 PM