Tuesday, June 4, 2013



Its a running joke in my family that I can't drive. Rob doesn't like me driving because I apparently "Don't pay attention enough." My dad tends to agree with him, because I backed into my dad's parked 18 wheeler, which ended up tearing off my front bumper when I was 18-20ish? Okay, I agree, I could pay a little more attention, but at least I'm not filming youtube videos while I drive. 

Unfortunately, I was running late yesterday. I wanted to stay a bit longer in bed then I normally do, and for some reason that I cannot fathom for the life of me, I took forever in the shower. So I was booking it  on my way to work. My comute takes about 30 minutes on a good day. Half of my trip is city/neighbor hood driving, with speeds not over 50. The second half is mostly interstate. I was caught speeding on the interstate. I was going 74 in a 60. So the state trooper pulled me over. He asked if I was running late or if I knew how fast I was going. I said I was running late and I felt stupid for speeding. He saw my work badge, and took my information to write up my ticket. Durring the 5 minutes that the Trooper was in vehicle I just keep berating myself for being stupid at the same time trying to call my supervisor to let her know I was going to be late. I didn't get a chance to speak to my supervisor before the officer came back. He was very nice in issuing the ticket, because he lowered the point deduction from the normal 4 points down to the minimum of 2, and he also lowered the ticket to the lowest amount of money, 81$. And luckily I don't have to show before the court. 

Moral of the story, I ended up being late for work anyway. I just have to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier to give me enough time to get ready. And I have to give myself more time to get to work. I know I'm not the only one who's gotten a ticket before, but I think I'd feel a little bit better hearing other's experiences with the law. Leave a comment if you've ever had a ticket or something along the same lines. Have a great day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello June!

I hate to have high expectations for a month, because 14 out of 30 days, I'm chained 10 hours a day to a desk answering phone calls. But June is shaping up to be a big month. This Thursday, Rob and I will be packing up the car, and driving our way up to DC for long weekend. I really want to experience a lot of cool things, culture and history. Rob and I are going up there with out a well thought out plan, so if you've been to Washington DC, please leave a comment below with some really cool things that you've experienced or enjoyed on your own trip there. Or if you've never been, something that you would do while you are there.  

But this month, I also have the goal of tackling 3 of my goals from my 26 before 27 list. I have this mason jar I bought and its been sitting around for about two months. Its screaming at me to punch a hole in the lid. I just need to get some rubber grommets and borrow my dad's drill. I'm also looking to try my hand at sun tea. I have a hard time making regular tea with boiled water. (Maybe this is the oven again waging war against me, but I'm not sure.) I think that letting the tea steep in the sun would allow it to be a softer and not a harsh a brew. Of course, I have my read a new book each month goal, and I'm looking to start with a certain book. I used to read on the Amazon Kindle app on my old phone, but I want to start really collecting more books for fill up a extra book self I have. 

I have a bit of plans for this month, so my blog might be a little chaotic with my content. Instead of Friday Faves, I'm thinking of moving over to Thursdays for Things I Love Thursdays. The reason for the move is that my new schedule for work starting after June 30, will be M,T,W and F's. I'm also looking to bring back Comic Book Wednesdays, but only once a month, and only for my favorite books for the month. I'm also tossing around some other ideas for features of this blog to make it really unique. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

26 before 27

Yesterday was my 26th birthday. I know I'm not, but I feel really old. I guess its the fact that I never pictured myself or imagined myself as being 26. I was actually going to have this up yesterday, but I had a really bad day yesterday. But today is a new day, and its my first true day as being twenty-six. So here is a list of things I want to do before I turn twenty-seven.

⨠001. Put myself out there. // Last night, I realized I needed a bigger support system. I need a friend. I need to open myself to new opportunities and to get to know more people so that way I can cultivate new relationships to people, weither they be here in real life, or on the internet. 

⨠002. Go to the gun range with my brother. // Now that Bryan is back home for the summer, I feel like we should go out and do something. Bryan loves his guns, and I've always wanted to get my concealed weapons permit like my dad. So I think it would be cool to go out and do something like that with my brother. 

⨠003. Go to Disney World. // Robert's sister, Brittany, is currently at Disney World. I'm super jealous right now. I love all the super detailed effort that the imaginers put into the parks. I've convinced Rob to go sometime next year. 

⨠004. Nurture my Blog.// Since starting my blog in January, I don't have much content. So I need to continue to pay attention to my blog, since I feel like this should be my memoir's first draft. This means also trying to connect with other bloggers and commenting as well. 

⨠005. DECORATE.// I've been living in my apartment for almost two years. I still don'f feel entirely comfortable in my place. I think its because I haven't really decorated or made it mine. I really need to decorate. 

⨠006. End the Oven/Kasey conflict.// My oven hates me. No matter what I do, whatever I cook burns. That stops now. I will prevail over the oven, and I will successfully bake a cake or cookies. 

⨠007. Read a new book each month.// I want to read something new every month thats not a series book. 

⨠008. Pay off another credit card.// I just recently paid off one of my 3 credit cards and it felt so GOOD! I want to pay off two more of my credit cards. 

⨠009. Foam Party.// Charleston Pantheon, the local gay night club, has foam parties every once in a while. I want to go to one so bad! 

⨠010. Try new craft hobbies.// I mostly just paint and draw. I would love to learn how to make grannie squares and eventually make a blanket out of them. 

⨠011. Learn how to really use Photoshop.// I mostly use Illustrator for my graphics, but I'd like to learn how to use Photoshop. 

⨠012. Take more pictures.// I bought a really nice camera, and bag to go with it. I need to use things that I have. 

⨠013. Take care of myself. // I'm getting older. I can't continue with the way I've lived. I need to eat better, since my face continuing to break out is a huge red flag for me. I need to exercise some more. 

⨠014. Make homemade sangria.// I love a good sangria, and I really want to make my own. 

⨠015. Go to a Gay Pride Parade.// I was told that a gay pride parade was the 2nd Happiest Place on Earth.

⨠016. Get that Tattoo.// I've probably said it on every list that I've every tried to make, weither it was new years resolutions or a 100 in 1001 list. But I need to do it! 

⨠017. PAINT.// I have 7 canvases that are begging to be covered in paint right now.

⨠018. Make Sun Tea.// Now that its officially summer, I want to have constant supply of tea and lemons in the house. Sweet tea and lemons out of a mason jar is the best thing about summer. 

⨠019. Make Mason Jar Go Cups.// I love having the plastic straw cups that everyone and their mother has, but I love the look of mason jars. I want to make a set of four of these for my house to use. 

⨠020. Have adventures with Rob.// We never go anywhere that's fun and exciting. I want to have more little adventures when we go out. 

⨠021. Start a game night.// I want to have the friends I do have over for a board game night with drinks  and everything. 

⨠022. Go all out for Holidays.// I love the end of year holidays, and I want to really go all out for Halloween and Christmas. I want to decorate the house in a major way.

⨠023. Get my Passport.// The world an open book thats waiting to be read and seen. 

⨠024. Complete a Day in My Life.// I did one of these a few years ago, and it was really fun. I would really like to do one of these again. 

⨠025. Get an iPad.// This seams so trivial and ridiculous, but I want to get an iPad mini. 

⨠026. Enjoy my year.// I have only one year to be 26. I want to live it up.