Monday, July 27, 2009


This is my new favorite thing to type when I'm feeling particularly yucky. I'm determined to make myself feel better, to force myself into a good mood. I've been very ornery lately. My apologies to those who unknowingly fell into my war path.

I don't care what people are saying, I loved Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Was it off a bit? Yes. Of course. What do you expect? Taking an insanely long book and trying to put it into two and half hours, you're bound to miss out on some stuff. Get over it.

My Forks trip got moved to October. But I'm really OK with that. I mean, what's the best time to see Forks as it's meant to be seen, completely wet and green? The fall, of course. I'm very excited.

I watched an OLD Hanson video yesterday (at Jana's request, believe it or not) and about died laughing. I can't wait to see 'em in concert again. Yay.

This is going to be the longest five days of my life. I cannot wait to go home. I'm so homesick, it isn't even funny. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's why I've been so crabby of late. I just really miss my parents and my brothers, and I can't wait to go home. Sunny, hot, muggy San Joaquin Valley, good ol' Kern County, and the sleepy town of Wasco.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Oh, the joys of life!

Seriously. I am in love with my life this week. And the rest of the month, really, and on into August. And September. Let me explain.

This Friday, I will be making a t-shirt. Well, not really making a t-shirt. I'll be decorating a t-shirt with an iron-on of something fun, maybe even witty. And I'll be spending that afternoon/evening with some of my favorite people in the world. And that's just the beginning!

Tuesday night (or, technically, Wednesday morning), I will attend a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, wearing said t-shirt. (I'm leaning toward a "Weasley is Our King" logo.) Oh, boy! And that event will be made even more enjoyable by my friends and family. Heather and Hunter, Jana, Julia, Ashley and Doxey, and a handful of Jana's friends/roommates. I'm very excited.

Then on Thursday evening, Ashley and I are going to see Incubus! This will be my second Incubus concert, and Ashley's first. I'm very happy about this. I really like Incubus, and I'm still secretly in love wiht Brandon Boyd, and so I'm very much looking forward to seeing/hearing them in concert again. And what makes it even cooler is that we got our tickets for about half the regular price, and we got good seats. SEATS! At the USANA! Yay! No grass for us, baby. Nope, we get to sit!

On Friday I get to go down to join the Chinn family at Maple Grove Campground the "THE BEST DARN NEW YEAR’S, VALENTINE’S, EASTER, 4TH-24TH, HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS DAY EVER!!!!" Well, at least that's what we're calling our Family Reunion this year. It's going to be completely overdone and hectic, but absolutely wonderful and fun. Plus, my parents and brothers will be there, and I'm so stinking excited to see them! I miss my momma's hugs and daddy's kisses. Can't wait.

Then it's back to life, working on campus and going home to read the afternoon and evening away. I love that part, too. Work isn't too complicated and I have some pretty great co-workers and supervisors. And to spend the afternoon with a good book is like spending time with friends. I'll do some exercising and eating and cleaning and regular "life" stuff, too. And then I get to say "farewell" to Taylor, the son of the owners of the pizza place my sisters and I spent time working at. He's going on his mission to Argentina, and his farewell is that Sunday. And then some more of the regular life that next week...

Until the afternoon of Friday, July 31st, when Marie, Jana, and I will be heading home. California, here we come! We'll be there for the Heywood Family Reunion (which doesn't have a theme, but will be equally fun). After the reunion, Marie and David will fly to Guatemala for a week, while Jana and I spend time chillin' at home, going to the beach, hitting Six Flags, and all that fun stuff you get to do while vacationing at home: sleep, eat, read, watch movies, and don't feel guilty about it at all.

Then back to life and the real world for a while. Until Labor Day weekend, when Julia and I are going on a road trip to Washington state. Yep. Forks. (Shut up! I hear you snickering... you're just jealous cuz we'll get to see the forest and the beach and you won't!) I'm looking forward to the road trip. As long as you have good company and good music, any road trip is at least bearable if not enjoyable.

And then the end of September, in which we'll have a new member of our Heywood family. Our little David will marry the little Britney! And they will be David and Britney Heywood. And I'll have a sister-in-law. She's very sweet, very cute, and very much in love with my brother. And because they're getting married in L.A. and the reception will be in Bakersfield, I get to go home again! And since I'll be home and they're going to be playing at the Kern County Fair that following Monday, I'm going to see Hanson in concert. For the second time. In eleven years. haha And they're probably going to play "MMMBop" and I will be happy.

I'm so excited for the next two months of my life. Seriously. And I'm sure I'll be posting updates on the blog... which no one reads... But since this is more for me than anyone else, I don't really mind. Yay for on-line journaling. Journaling. Yes, I just made it a verb.