I'm Just a Guitar Playin' Girl

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Location: Rural Michigan, United States

I'm a freshman in college, studying to become an elementary teacher. I just got a brand new Martin guitar that I'm extremely proud of. I love to read and listen to all types of music. I love my dogs, and I miss them now that I'm at college. I love to read and of course, write.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I Wish....

I wish that I had time to read. Not just reading my textbooks, cause those are really, really not fun to read. I mean, I wish I had time to sit down and read a good old fashioned fiction novel. The kind with plot lines, not about the Olmec culture from the Pleistocene period of the tropical Mexican lowlands. No thank you. I want to read something with developed characters, hell why not throw in a little romance too. I miss the days of being able to read through a class. Now I'm afraid to miss a class for fear of falling behind.

I wish the weekends would come sooner. I live for the weekends. I get to see my family, I get to see Mike. I feel like I'm always counting down the days (I feel bad about that). Don't get me wrong, I'm starting to like my classes, some of them anyways, and things are going a lot better. But I still can't help but count down the days. As of now: one more day....

What you should listen to: Abigail Washburn. She's part of an all girl bluegrass band that was at Wheatland this past September. Although I didn't find this out until after I heard her song, "Eve Stole the Apple," and looked her up. I like bluegrass, it's the roots of Americana, and this song about Eve is haunting and somehow relateable. Imagine that.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Homecoming! Again?

For the fifth year in a row I attended homecoming. I went last weekend with my boyfriend who I met at Wheatland in early September. Not too long ago I was talking with my roommates about Homecoming, and how we all were going to miss getting dressed up and getting our hair done. Little did I know that I was going to be able to go again.

Saturday I got up, went and got my hair done and went home. And as soon as I got home, I remembered that I forgot to pick up the flower thing that you stick in the guys' chest. So I had to grab everything and run back into town and go pick it up. Now I had to be at Mike's house by a little after 2, and by the time I got to the flower shop it was 1:30, so I needed to get going. When I got in the flower shop and looked at what I had ordered the flower was red. I had ordered white. Now I have to wait for them to remake it, taking up more of my time. I still needed to get my dress on. So, 15 minutes later I have my pokey flower thing, but now I need to find somewhere that I can change. The community center parking lot! Perfect spot, lots of privacy. I've had to change there before.

Once I was changed, I got on the road. So I get there at about 2:25, and Mike isn't even completely dressed yet. He had a surprise for me and we left around 3 for that. He took me on a carriage ride. Very romantic. The leaves were changing colors and we rode near the river. It was beautiful. After that we went to his grandpa's house and took a few pictures. Then we went with his friend Nick and Nick's girlfriend Amanda to get pictures. Here's a few.

Does anyone notice anything....different about this picture above?

After the dance we went back to his house and watched a movie. The next day we went with his family to a pumpkin farm. I would say we were some of the older people there, or we didn't have young children with us. But it was still quite fun. Then we went to a couple of cheese shops and I bought some really good cheese. I love cheese and so does Mike's mom, so her and I were able to taste test some really good stuff.

All in all, it was the perfect weekend. I'm having my best high school year....in college.