Saturday, March 21, 2009

Much To Say About Nothing

I'm going shopping!!!!!!

I really just want to run to the mall and buy everything I see, but I thought I'd take a moment to update this thing since I haven't in, oh, say 2 weeks.

Spring break was fun. (Read: Very relaxing.) I went to Cocoa Beach and Islands of Adventure with one of my favorites, Shelby. I also helped my poor little brother hobble around on one leg all week because he has a torn meniscus :(. Hopefully he gets that patched up real soon. I also ate a ton of yummy food, which really is the best standard by which to judge a vacation from poor college life.

Speaking of poor college life, I wasn't feeling that poor at all lately (what with my new weekly plasma income) UNTIL I lost my tax refund check for... get this... the EXACT same amount I spent to replace my camera! Down to the dollar! Isn't that weird? Luckily, the government will replace it since it wasn't endorsed, but it'll take a while. Plus, I'm pretty darn sure it's just sitting in my room hidden somewhere, I just can't seem to find it :(. So I'm giving myself until Monday before I mail off the lost form to the IRS. I suck.

But my persuasive speech on donating plasma went FANTASTIC! I don't know why, but I did a trillion times better with this speech than the last one. Maybe because I honestly believe it's a great cause =).

So, of course, since I had an awesome speech day Wednesday, Thursday had to fall into the pits. Like, literally, almost everything that could have gone wrong did. I lost my $187 check. So I balled. I found out I'm randomly missing a lot of points in my micro class and then my PRS clicker bugged out on me during class, so I missed more. And at the plasma center, when I'm trying to do good for others, I try my right arm for the first time (was my 4th visit) only to discover that my veins there are really deep. So, instead of switching to my left, the nurses tormented me for 20-30 minutes inserting, taking out, and reinserting the stupid needle. I've actually really gotten more used to needles since I started donating, but yeesh, not when they're sticking the same spot and fiddling with the damn needle so much.

Needless to say, Thursday sucked a big one.

Last night was fun, though. Pi Lam Platoon thing or whatever with some friends. And I randomly ran into someone from a class, which is always funny. And the ice slide was neat.

And now I have to complete my healing from Thursday by shopping til I drop! Woohoo! I have some giftcard things for PacSun, so you best believe I will be unreachable for the next few hours or so :D

Here's to always healing emotional pain with trite, materialistic purchases...

xoxo AshleyMarie


  1. Good to see you back.
    A really funny post, although you lost the check and that really suck.
    I was not aware that college students have to pay tax in US ( My cousin never told me)
    Right now I feel lucky coz I hate paper work.

    I think, I should do some shopping too.(may be a new cellphone)

  2. Actually, I just found the check yesterday! I was extremely overwhelmed with joy :)

    And yes, we do pay taxes here unfortunately... although they are necessary for our government to function I suppose

    And shopping is always a great idea! (Unless you don't have a lot of money in your bank account... then maybe not. I have this issue sometimes...)

  3. who doesn't love a few trite, materialistic purchases every now and then!?