Archive for December 21st, 2003

Back Home Once More

Sunday, December 21st, 2003

Our trip to get Matthew was successful, so we are all home once again. We arrived down there about 18:00 on Friday and started back up north again after getting some dinner. We stopped for the night in Williams, CA and continued our journey once again the next morning. The pass was clear both on the way down and on the way up, so no problems were encountered. We passed the majority of the time listening to mp3s on my glorious Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox 3 mp3 player. My favorite part was when it was pouring out, I created the “Rain Mix”, which was all the songs I could find that mentioned rain or other poor weather. This included Here Comes the Rain, I’m Only Happy When It Rains, and It’s Raining Men (don’t ask), amungst many others. Good times.

Today was less fun, since I’ve spent the majority of it so far at work. I’ve been really tired most of the day because even though I got a decent amount of sleep last night, it wasn’t enough to make up for the lack of sleep I got the previous two nights. Oh well. I took a nap this afternoon on my lunch break, so I feel a bit better now.

My biggest worry is scheduling the next week’s activities. I’ve got two things I wanna do: have a LAN party, and go with mom, Matt and Kim up to Timberline Lodge for a night. Problem is they both need to be next week and I only get so many days off in a given timeframe. What it’s looking like is I’ll just show up to the LAN party when I can and work the rest of the time. Still, it bugs me because I’ve been really looking forward to this for months and I must cut my time there short. Still, I should be able to get away for Timberline without a problem. Luckily there’s a holidy that week (New Year’s Day), so as long as I work the 1st, which I am, I can still get 40 hours next week due to holiday pay. *sigh* The real world blows. I wanna be back in the fake world of college again! I really was beginning to like that whole three weeks off for the holidays thing.

In other news, I finally got my clutch replaced. I was getting really tired of worrying about it so I said “screw it!” and put the repairs on my credit card. At least it’s done now–I’ll pay for it when I can. On the lighter side, my car is much zippier now! I’d forgotten that I actually own a fast car; with the slippy clutch I couldn’t punch it, but now… Sorry mom and dad. 😛