Tuesday, May 20, 2008

graduation weekend

this last weekend was packed, to say the least. thursday i got my longboard in the mail. its a 46" sector nine bomber. its perfect. i couldnt be happier with it. then, friday, we drove up to jackson for kinseys graduation. that happened saturday night in an open field on Union campus. the sun was setting over my shoulder and my girl walked across stage as the commentator called her name followed by "magna cum laude" (or however you spell latin for "im really really smart"). seriously, though, she was great. there was a huge party afterwards for this group of girls and all their friends and family. that too was awesome. there was a slide show and awards and supurlatives and kinsey just shined. shes amazing. i gave her her graduation present: a violin. shes been talking for years about how shes always wanted to learn how to play, so i bought the weasles' old one and gave it to her to start. shes excited, but not able to start on it because shes still ironing out the dozen songs she'll be playing on piano at a roommates wedding here in a few weeks. shes very talented, by the way. anyways, we went to her church and ran a few other errands on sunday, and then just took our time coming home. shes home for good now. we're going to start planning this wedding (its seven months from today) and we'll find her a job and we're going to be apartment shopping and working on the registry and planning planning planning. im excited. i think she is too. anyways, heres some picture highlights from the weekend... these are just a few stolen from facebook, as my pictures have not been developed yet (thats right... im still old school. 35mm oh yeah!).

the graduate!

Monday, May 5, 2008

starting summer

here i am four days into my summer break. i finished up in the graphic design dept at chatt state last week and spent the weekend enjoying free time and the weather and friends. we kicked it off with a pier jump. good start to the summer. its funny - every summer, despite it being something i look forward to all spring semester, seems to sneak up on me. i guess its more the summer vibe - the weather, feeling of freedom, and time to kill with your friends always just blows me away. its surprising - like summer should be. anyways, the point of this post is to announce that i am indeed finished with classes, mikey mike moved in with me, kinsey is graduating in less than two weeks, and i will finally be in the same city with that girl during the summer! that alone is enough to make my summer. speaking of making my summer, its about time to kick the summer off with the traditional reading of East of Eden (three years running). 
in other news, we (some pettits and i) had a wonderful longboarding excursion yesterday evening. we found some choice hills in some ritzy neighborhoods over on the north shore. i bombed a suicidal hill. it was the stupidest thing i have ever done and i would have honestly gone down in flames and broken every bone in my body if me and weasel didnt think quick and he gunned my truck down the hill, passed me, i grabbed on, and he slowed down. he hit 40 trying to pass me. it was retarded. anyways, many pictures were taken and ill be sure to post those asap. also, if you're friends of my old roommates Brian Oakes and Patrick Hall, check out their Europe trip blog. they left today for London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, and Prague (just to name a few). 
now that its summer and im back to having legit adventures ill be posting more often... 
stay tuned.