[EDIT: This is a draft I never finished to post it, so it’ll seem a little out of order.]
Well, I usually I post at work or at least start it, but the internet here has been pretty less than. I know I have a lot to catch up on…this is why I could never be a professional blogger. This morning started off well: woke up on time and ran by Tim Horton’s to get some Timbits and a bagel. Also I checked this one website my dad has been trying to get me to use: stackoverflow.com. Now I don’t believe in talking bad about things publicly, so I’ll just leave that at I’m not exactly a fan. It’s a website where you can get help with coding things by asking or seeing previously asked questions. I asked a question a few days ago, and received some bad rep for it. I have no idea why, I just asked how to make a certain plot in R and I told of my current progress. So I hope those who use it or will use it have it work for them, but I probably won’t use their website again. Anyways, blogging time!
Wednesday, July 3rd:
Last day to work this week! I sort of planned to work more today to make up for not being able to work tomorrow (Independence Day!) or Friday. Mandy comes in around 3 to have our little meeting. We had some good progress with graphing, and she taught me the statistical calculus relation of PDF and CDF to a deeper understanding. Took me a while for it to click since I’ve not had my thoughts in a calculus mindset in shy of two months. I work my short 1 to 5 half-day, and go home to do my usual laziness.
Thursday, July 4th:
Happy Independence Day! Everyone I talk to never really calls it that, but I felt it sounded redundant to say July 4th a million times. First day of my 5 day weekend, and I’m ready for a fun night! I really didn’t do anything during the day besides gaming (notice a pattern?). Tonight Kaylee, Amanda, and Tay are having a party at Tay’s house. It starts at 5, but I wanted to eat dinner at home since we were having red potatoes. They’re the tastiest type of potatoes when prepared well. After dinner, it’s nearing 9. I shuffle around to make sure the dishes are done and that I’m prepared for being outside tonight. Right when I’m about to leave, I get a call from Kaylee saying to come over quickly since they’re leaving for the Centerville fireworks. I grab the blanket and spray it down with Febreeze due its rank stench. Sadly, it’s the quickest option I had for an outside blanket/chair. I hop in the back of Brandon’s car, and we’re off!
It’s nice to get to hang out with a different scene. We laugh and play around while Brandon makes a gas pit stop. When we get to the high school, it’s packed. I thought it odd since they don’t start until nearly an hour later. We grab a pretty good spot by the rest of the group. I know all of them, but I’m not exactly friends with them. My car load sits in the back of Brandon’s car playing random games such as ‘Let’s Make it Awkward”. We don’t really want to make it awkward, so we awkwardly sit and wait for someone to go. The game soon switches to ‘Never Have I Ever’. Brandon loses first, then Kaylee, then we stop our game. Trey and I pass a baseball back and forth awhile until my hand start to hurt. We hang out awhile until it’s passed 10, and we assume there’ll be no fireworks. Cops are swarming everywhere as if they’re trying to find specific people. We leave and head for McDonald’s since Brandon’s hungry and then Kroger’s to get more drinks for the sleepover. We run by my house to grab some sleepover gear, and proceed to Tay’s. We all have this deep desire for pizza, but we assume her mom would say no. We stay up chatting awhile and I notice Amanda and Kaylee intensely checking their phones. I ask what’s up, and they say that they’re using this app called MeetMe (sort of like a Facebook extension) they got a few days ago. I decide to download it myself, and Amanda gives me a walk through of what everything means. Within seconds I had profile views and messages and such. Downloading this app means necessitating a scheduled time to check everything in order to not miss anything. So messages and questions have and continue to stockpile and probably won’t be answered. I soon fall asleep, followed by the other girls.
Friday, July 5th:
I wake up a few times, and the last time I notice the other gals are awake. It’s coming up on noon. Katie texts me asking when I’ll be home. We decide to all go to the mall, so Kaylee, Tay, and Amanda slowly organize to get ready. I walk home to take a shower in my own house. I take my time getting ready, assuming I couldn’t be as slow as three girls getting ready. Hours later, I text Amanda asking if they still plan on going. I get an affirmative answer and continue to watch The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Kaylee texts me letting me know they’re basically ready. I ask to use the car, and when I get my yes I drive back on over. The fruit snacks I brought with me were a huge hit: the girls fumbled to have a package of their own. After they eat their various snacks such as hot dogs and mac and cheese, we can finally head to the mall. I tell Amanda of one of my current favorite stores on a teenage dime, and immediately she wants to check it out.
So before we actually go to the mall, we stop by Plato’s Closet. I find a handful of things to try on, and so does Amanda. Tay finds two things she’s interested in, while Kaylee follows empty handed. Kaylee and Tay notice job openings and ask what the minimum age to work there is. I’m positive it’s 18, yet a worker says it’s 16. I swear there must have been a change, for I’ve asked a few times and received the answer as 18. They both decide to take on the lengthy application process. Uninterested in staying and with really no need to since we finished up, Amanda and I run next door to the Dollar Tree to pick up snack for the movies tonight.
We decided we’d go see The Purge. It’s ironic since I’ve seen the movie already, AND on top of that, it’s rated R. Kaylee is roughly a week from dinging 17 and Tay has awhile longer until she turns of age. Amanda and I buzz around the store, cruising for deals worth participating in. We purchase our goods, and check up on the rest of the gang. They’re still filling out their applications…I guess the sales clerk was right in saying it’d be at least a half an hour process. Too bored to care to stay, we wait in the car, chatting and listening to music. It seems like quite a while, but the others soon come out to the car.
Next, our adventure takes us to the actual mall. We mill around, walking around in different stores. The only place we spend more than 2 minutes in is Spencer’s. Tay and Kaylee buy matching belly button piercings. Amanda buys some random piercings for her ear and nose. We notice that it’s later than we thought, so we head on home. I drop them off at Tay’s, and proceed home.
Saturday, July 6th – Friday, July 12th:
Work and randomly milling about.
Saturday, July 13th:
Baby Tyler is over for the day again! I’m currently texting a guy named Blake that I’ve not exactly met yet. He insists we hang out today since he’s not often in town (my town). The only way we can hang out would be if he gets me and hang out at his house…Sounds completely sketch right? Well, I keep my phone on quick dial for Katie incase anything were to go wrong. Really shouldn’t be going over, but he’s really insisting, and uh, well he’s really cute. I admit, I have trouble saying no to tan abs. He picks me up in a very hot ride: a yellow Camaro with two striped bisecting its left and right side. We go back to his stepdad’s place and watch Hitch in his movie theatre-like basement. He takes me home a few hours later so I can go to the mall with Katie and Tyler.
Kaylee’s birthday party! I need to make a mad dash to the mall in order to find a birthday present for Kaylee. I pass by Piercing Pagoda and see a belly button piercing I want to get for her. Yes, she did recently buy a new one or two, but this one’s differently shaped. Katie says they’re more comfortable since they can be tucked in instead of poking out. So I go for it. We make a run into Bath & Body works, and I get her this half lotion half glitter nonsense, that I decide I could use some too. It was only $4, so what the heck. Lastly, I want to run into Victoria’s Secret. As soon as I walk in, an employee tells me of today’s deal. If a Pink item is purchased, then a sizeable water bottle with a mini stuffed dog and a coupon comes free. Right then I know I’m buying something of Pink. She also mentioned that I could buy an $8 perfume and get the deal. I see nothing I’m truly interested in spending my money on, so I buy the perfume for her. Katie walks in from buying a smoothie for her n Tyler, and I ask of her to buy the perfume for me with my money so I could get another dog in a cup. She obliges since I’m giving her the coupon.
After, we make our way towards the play zone for little kiddies. Tyler runs around in the utmost adorable fashion. Of course it had to be placed directly across from Aunty Anne’s, so now Katie and I have to buy a food item. She gets a regular pretzel, and I get the cinnamon pretzel bites. We head home so I can pack Kaylee’s present together, and go over early to help set up.
I drive to Kaylee’s even though it’s just down the street in case I need a car. It turns out I did to make a run to Little Caesar’s to get pizza, and K-Mart to get ice for the drinks. We set up and xyz, and party people start to show up. I know basically no one. At least, I’m not friends with anyone them. They are all part of the JROTC scene, something I never got into. The only one I recognize is Alex. I hug him, but I guess old tension prevents him from really interacting with me. So I pretty much hang around Kaylee, Tay, and Brandon all evening.
One of the moms of the party has an idea for a game to play. I can’t recall what it’s called, but the gist of it is to hit people with a newspaper/magazine. Everyone stands in a circle, and one by one says either their middle name, or a name they’ll go by for the sake of the game. Half say their middle name, and the other half make something up. There are a few repeats, which will keep things extra interesting. The name I go by is Tay. She didn’t seem too fond of my choice, but I beam back a large smile as to signal game on. It was actually a pretty fun game.
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