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angel_bob (profile) wrote,
on 4-30-2009 at 2:53am
Subject: Let me tell you about the not terrible at all things I am doing to show you that my life is actually awesome and not terrible at all.
Throw up throw up throw up throw up.

Last class tomorrow. Still have 4+ papers (best estimate has been 5-6) and one exam next week Thursday.

Cap and gown threw me over the edge. Puke puke. And of course people at work can't stop talking about how next Thursday is my last day.

I got that job by the way. Sorry, things got in the way so I haven't talked about it. Remember the one I talked about earlier? I had a French interview after my normal one and I guess it went well because I start the Monday after graduation: May 11. Ugh. Adult life is such a bummer. But full time, one and a half times what I'm making now plus benefits after 90 days is kind of nice, I guess.

I applied to another government job. This one requires a civil service exam. The next testing period is in June and since I have a real world job now, I have to choose a date during the weekend. Of course, the second I got home to set a date, all the testing times at GRCC were taken. Same with East Lansing. And Dearborn. So I could choose Auburn Hills, Caro or Sault Ste Marie. Guess which one was the only city with Saturday testing times available. That's right. Sault Sainte Marie.

So on June 6, I will be driving by myself to the UP for the first time. I have never been to the UP. I have never driven by myself for longer than two hours. And since the test is at 10:30 in the morning, I should leave by at least 6:30.

Is there anything awesome up there? I definitely am going to stop at the locks because I'm a dork and locks are awesome. And I hear there are waterfalls up there somewhere too. I might as well make a day of it. Let me know what I need to see and where I need to go. My camera is definitely coming with me.

Okay I just googled some waterfalls and not only are they a little disappointing but they are also basically in Wisconsin. So I definitely need some tips. Is Sault Sainte Marie a cool town? Should I just stay around there?

I'd like to say a little something here about stupid people but I decided to say this instead:

You have one life to live. You have a ton of time left to live it. (Don't you start in on me about how old you are. Look at how far you've come. You are still young, kid.) Are you really going to waste some of that time worrying about what might happen? There are so many things out there you could be doing. There are so many places to see and people to meet. Stop sitting around worrying about whoever the news is telling you is coming after you, hates you, wants to get you. Stop thinking about catching whatever they say is out there from paper plates or pop cans or popcorn or other people. Are you going to waste this moment of your life inside? Worrying? Scared? Live. Do things. Love. Hug someone, love someone, do something. Just breathe. In. Out. Live.

I have only been alive for 22 years. Do you know how much I still get to do? I get to get married, have kids, have adventures, have grandchildren, live a long life. I get to graduate from college next week with a bachelor's degree. Who knows what the next 22 years hold for me? I am excited.

I love you guys. For serious. I hope you all are doing okay and aren't too stressed out. Just keep breathing and put it in perspective. Papers aren't going to kill you. Exams aren't going to kill you. Do it and get it over with.

I love you.
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04-30-09 7:18pm

Many congrats on your straight-outta-college job. You can take it from me, it's quite the blessing. Don't worry, adult life ain't so bad. :) Just sucks because you can't be lazy even if you want to, like you can in college.

Sault Ste. Marie is where my dad's side of the family lives. The Soo Locks are a big one, they have a lot of little touristy things to do. The History Tower is decent, and gives a good view of the town. There are lots of little shops and mini-golf and waterfront areas, as well as beaches and boating. They're big call to fame is the sheer age of the town, built sometime in the 1600's. So most tourist stuff has to do with that. Also, Canada is like two feet away. My grandma lives on the street with the Dairy Queen (there's only one Dairy Queen).

As far as the being thankful for life stuff, amen girl!

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Re:, 04-30-09 7:19pm


<-- noob.

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04-30-09 9:52pm

Tahquamenon Falls is up there.. Not sure how close it is to Sault Ste Marie.. I hope to get up there at some point this summer to see the falls. 200 feet wide, 50 foot drop. 2nd Largest east of the Mississippi.. or something like that.

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Re:, 04-30-09 11:33pm

Dude. Come with me. June 6. You'll have to wake up at the crack of dawn and I'll have to abandon you while I'm taking the test but it would be awesome.

That was the waterfall I was thinking about. I just couldn't spell it.

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05-03-09 6:57pm

congratulations on graduating soon! how exciting! and yay for getting a job

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