Thursday, June 30, 2005

good grief! #$%*!@@@!!!!!!!!

my car is being held hostage. i took it in to the dealer today, saying that it needed it's regular service (oil change) and that it was making some strange noises. to make a VERY long story short, matt and i have to get a ride home from work today because the dealer says that i have to have my transmission replaced (and they couldn't forsee this when i've been taking it to the same place for 2 years?!) which my dad says is b.s. so he's taking care of all the details. matt and i have one car for the weekend...oh well. practice for california!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

on the road again...

today i went to ellensburg for a baby shower. i think i was the only person there who wasn't a mother (or mother-to-be). it was great to see j.g. since i hadn't seen her in a couple of years or met her daughter (who bit two of the other kids at the shower and left nice red marks, but who otherwise was very cute - we hit it off). p.b. came with me over the mountains and it was so great to have her along. we can chat about anything, and we listened to music, and chatted some more. she is one of my dearest friends and i will miss her companionship terribly!

saturday matt and i went to a wedding out in pacific. i think it was the shortest ceremony (5 mintues, if that) and longest reception (started at one, we left at 4:30) we'd ever been to! it was at a christmas tree farm and the groom wore shorts and a t-shirt while the bride was in a white sundress. it was beautifully simple. no fuss, no muss. just a great gathering.

b.m. and s.p.'s wedding is next! matt and i are both in the wedding and i know it will be beautiful too. completely personal and simple too. i know, i know. i'm known as the sensitive bridesmaid. i probably will start sobbing as i walk down the aisle. b.m. - make sure we both have kleenex in clasped with our bouquets!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

central air conditioning

i found out it's not paid for. you know what? i don't give a crap - at least i can cool off. and in a one bedroom apartment, it won't be that bad. plus, with fans and open windows, it won't be TOO bad. just on days that are 90+ in the summer....oy....

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

new look

don't worry, i just changed the template. your eyes haven't gone kooky or anything (at least not yet)! i just thought this one was a little easier on the eyes! :)

getting together

so i have to say that it's really sweet of everyone to want to see us before we go, and we want to see you too. please understand that we have a few weddings to go to before the end, fourth of july holiday, and family gatherings to attend to, all the while trying to get the apartment getting ready and attempting to keep the cats mildly sane. i now apologize for any confusion, hurt feelings, frustration, and our distracted minds. things get crazier every's getting harder and harder to keep track of dates. our apolgies, family and friends! know that we love you all and thank you for your understanding!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Ireland Adventures with Sweetiebear

My friend J.M. and her sweetiebear are in Ireland and having a darn good time! :)

Growing Older but not Up

Sunday, June 19, 2005


my uncle threw matt and i a good-bye party yesterday. i think we arrived at the house around 2. everyone started arriving around 3 or 4, and then we stayed until 10! we had a great time and it was a super get together. now i'm really having a hard time with leaving. even though it's time, even though there's this huge adventure looming up before us, i didn't realize or think about how hard it's going to be...leaving all of this behind.

Friday, June 17, 2005

new home!

we got the apartment! :) we're going to move in mid-July. our last day at our old place is July 15. i figure we'll spend a few nights at the folks' house before heading out on our adventure. and it looks like katie, my little sis, will be joining us on the excursion. she will be the kitty wrangler. :)

Monday, June 13, 2005

the "not-so-fun" side of graduate school

the loan process. need i say more?

Friday, June 10, 2005

home again

well, my home for now. as i flew in to washington last night i suddenly realized how beautiful the puget sound is, and how in less than two months i'd be looking at desert brown hills with puffs of green for beauty. yeesh! well, i'll get used to it. exciting news: i'm typing this from matt's brand new laptop! n.v. bought one for him and one for his sister. i love this thing! :)

today's goals are to start packing up the kitchen, send in the application for the apartment in l.a. and set up a budget plan. we got the financial aid letter from the government and while it's not as much as we were hoping for, it's at least something. now onto banks for private loans...ugh...any suggestions?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


i just got back with k.m. and her brother from a funky indie rock concert. the first band was so funny simply because the lead singer was totally into his music and looked like he was having a seizure - he didn't seem to be able to control his limbs! the second band kicked serious ass aaaannndd they are from seattle! wohoo! :) they are playing at the crocodile in seattle on friday night. it's their homecoming concert and cd release party. it should be fun...anyone wanna go with me?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

possible new home!

oh, i fell in love with it when i walked into the lobby. downfalls: limited closet space, wacky 70's style kitchen, no deck/patio, no pool. upsides: beautiful decorated lobby, orignal elevator, built in 1928, lots of character, 3 blocks from AFI, cable ready, water trash parking and gas are paid for, central a/c, and we can paint the rooms! here's the website:

Sunday, June 05, 2005

my first day

so here i am in west hollywood at rian's apartment. he's got a view of the hollywood's so weird i'm actually here. he's just a 10 minute walk from the mall and the farmer's markent and whole foods. he hardly ever drives to the store! we also drove all around hollywood/beverly hills/los feliz to see the different areas and i'm actually considering west hollywood because it's more of what i had in mind as far as where i'd like to live. saw sunset strip, weather was awesome, and kari is here too. it's so good to see her...this is going to be a great trip! the only thing is that i still can't believe matt and i are going to live here. it just seems so surreal...