Summer days drifting away, to uh, oh the summer nights

28 May

Yes, ’tis summertime. Kind of.

And it’s been a very good summer so far. I went to go see my boyfriend on monday when I didn’t have work, and today I don’t have work either. I have work tomorrow, and I don’t have work on friday.

But that could be because friday is my birthday!

I’m turning 19, and I’m actually excited for my birthday, which is weird, because normally I’m not. I’m going down to Lacey again and Ryan and Kali are going to make me a cake. I didn’t really have a birthday last year because I had paste up, but this year, I’ll actually get to relax on my birthday and have fun and not worry about a deadline.

Speaking on deadlines! I was just watching the season finale of The Paper, MTV’s reality show about high school journalists of the Circuit at Cyress Bay High School in Florida. Up until now, I’ve been skeptical of the show and the Paper, since they’d never won any awards according to the NSPA and JEA websites. I kept thinking to myself, “Outlook would have made a much better show.” Yeah, okay, so we didn’t have nearly as much inner staff drama and bad blood, but we had more interesting things happen and more interesting people. So I was bitter. Yes, I’ll admit it–I would have loved to have been on MTV. I wouldn’t mind being famous. BUT! I finished the finale, with so much more respect for Amanda and Adam and Cassia and the gang, because–OH THERE IS A BECAUSE–they had prior review. They had to bring every issue to the assistant principal to get checked before it was published. That’s why is wasn’t that good of a paper! That’s why they never won anything! I’d been watching these 8 episodes thinking that they just kinda sucked, but they didn’t have the freedom to be awesome. That’s why! They only got to write happy stuff. Happy stuff that made their school look good. Another reason why I have more respect for Amanda–Alex is an incredibly immature douchebag that needs to get over himself. I’d like to meet them, actually. It could be quite interesting, since I’d been watching this show knowing exactly what they were talking about the entire time.

So, yeah. That was a revelation.

I’ll change the subject now. That would be nice.

Work has been AWESOME. I do have 3 days off this week, which is odd, but it’s still fun. I’m learning so much about dogs it’s crazy. I know all these different breeds now, and I know which kind of dog I will get in the future. I might get a Shih Tzu, when it comes to small dogs, I like Shih Tzus. Not so much pomeranians, but maybe a dachshund, since their hair doesn’t really grow. Yesterday was big hairy black dog day. We had 2 retrievers, 2 chow lab mixes, 1 lab newfy mix, and a black standard poodle. And we had a black lab puppy named Chica. She was SO CUTE. Only 12 weeks old, and she was so jumpy, but SO CUTE.

What else do I have to write about? Hmmm, well not being single is very nice. I like it a lot, and it feels really nice to know that someone likes me for me, as more than a friend. I’ve had a lot of friends in my life, but there’s always been something missing, and now there isn’t. I know that feeling now. And it’s wonderful.

And kissing’s wonderful too.

I guess I’m going to chump out on the Death Cab review for right now. I wish I could have gone to Sasquatch, since Derek and Heidi called me at work from Sasquatch and asked me “Abby! Are you at Sasquatch?” Sadly I said no. I SO wish I could have gone, but I still am going to see We Are Scientists in July at Neumo’s. I’m so excited to see them! Too bad their tour with REM is only in the UK starting in September. That would have been the most amazing show EVER. REM AND WE ARE SCIENTISTS! HELLO????

Oh, I almost forgot to write about last night at Open Mic Night! It was so fun. Spencer’s still a douche, but Libby and Laura got to sing and play, and they sounded amazing. Even though Libby forgot some of the verses in “Hallelujah,” that’s okay, because she sounded good. I just wish I would have brought the video camera. I did bring The Rebel though. Some of the pictures are below. We drank tea and ate hummous and talked to a regular about Laura’s Rosewood guitar, so we felt pretty cool. The guy was looking at Laura’s guitar like it was endangered species–he looked on the inside, knocked on it, and smelled it. “Have you smelled it?” he asked Laura, and she had not, so she did right there. “It smells like Rosemary.”

Pretty weird, I know, but it was cool. Open Mic was good overall even without all the regulars. There was a girl that sang “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey and “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. She turned 20 yesterday so we all sang to her on the radio. Oh, speaking of Journey–I just watched them on Ellen this morning, and they have a new lead singer, who’s Filipino! It’s so cool, but I bet Steve Perry must feel TERRIBLE.

I think I’m done for now, but here are some pictures.

Singing some “Hallelujah.”

Laura made me laugh in this one.

It’s me and Ryan. ❤

❤ Abby


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