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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Swimming, A Novel

Swimming: A Novel
by Joanna Hershon

I am finally finished with this semester! I ended up getting a 3.94 GPA for this semester and am so glad that those stressful few months are over. Now that school is done and we are moved into the apartment I finally get to relax. Not to mention Alec graduated this weekend and then we threw him a graduation party. Today I spent all day laying in the sun and reading. The entire day! I felt like the day where I had no worries other than when I should go refill my water bottle was never going to come, but it did. I finally finished this book that I have been reading since January. I had it 3/4 of the way completed when the Spring Semester started up and have not been able to pick it up again until yesterday. So, I'm glad to have time to read for fun again and am pleased to share another book review.

The best way for me to describe this incredibly exciting novel is to simply quote one of the reviews on the back of the book:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Anti-Running and a Rant

Tonight's post was supposed to be about how I finally ran a 5k , goal number 30 on my list of 40 things to do before I do 20.

Now for some background on this goal. I have never ever ran a 5k before. We were mandated to participate in them in high school and even then I did not run. I showed up, lingered behind the serious runners at the starting line and when the race began I sprinted forward. About 100 feet later (maybe 200) I slowed to a walk. Then, I started to pick flowers. I kept picking flowers. Pretty ones in the ditch, one in Mrs. SoandSo's yard, and so on and so forth. Then, I started to make these flowers into a flower crown. Near the end of the race, I stoped at my friend's house and we went in and got a drink. Suddenly the finish line appears and it turns out I am the 365th person to finish the race...out of 365. Alec and I joked about this on our first date a few years ago. I told him that when you "chacha" my name it tells you that I finished the 5k in 365th place. He, being a big runner himself, did not believe me. He tried it and low and behold the only important thing "chacha" can think to say about me is that I hate running. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

25. Get An Apartment

Hello everyone! This is a post that I have been waiting to do since I started blogging a few years ago. My mother says I have been ready to have my own apartment since I was 12 years old. Well, I'm 19 now and finally ready. I've had the keys for about a week now and have been eagerly waiting for move in day for a few months. On Saturday, I could finally say the day had come. I gave a sneak peak of the apartment unfurnished in my last post about Alec's Birthday. This is also one of my goals on my list of 40 things to do before I turn 20. Here are some photos (finally) of moving day and the beginnings of setting up my very first apartment! Notice the cat in the above picture.

"My mother says I have been ready to have my own apartment since I was 12 years old."
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