Monday, June 22, 2009

recent happenings

It's summer! Also, I am unemployed. Basically, this means that I watch a lot of The Office re-runs and clean the house almost every day. I have also been quite crafty in the kitchen, having baked two loaves of banana bread from scratch, made homemade chicken pot pie and brownies, and other assorted delicious things. Tomorrow is my 22nd birthday, actually, so I won't have to cook, haha. My lovely boyfriend has promised to me a delicious dinner at ETS (Elmwood Taco and Subs) and then, he is taking me to see UP! It should be absolutely great. I'm pretty excited...probably because there is nothing special about a 22nd birthday. After this, I have only a few birthdays to look forward to, i.e. 25, when I can legally rent a car without paying ridiculous fees, 35, when I can legally run for president, and whenever it is that I can join AARP. 55 or something. As we speak, I am currently watching an episode from Season 2 of The Office, and honestly, nothing upsets me more than the episodes before Jim and Pam realize that they are obviously meant to be together and get rid of Roy/Karen/other insignificant others and begin to date, officially. I'm not kidding, it really upsets me sometimes.

So tonight Zach and I are going to the library to catch up on our leisure reading. We are worried that the summer and corresponding summer activities and fun are turning our brains to mush, so we are delving into the list of suggested leisure reading given to us as a prep for law school by the UB Law Admissions website. Included on this list are The Appeal by John Grisham, The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr. I read To Kill a Mockingbird in ninth grade, and I remember the basic plot, but it surely wouldn't hurt to read it again.

We officially got an apartment in Baltimore! We will be living at the Henderson House apartments, which is just a block and a half away from campus. This is great, because we will just have to walk to class and not have to worry about finding parking or anything ridiculous like that. It's a beautiful building that is over 100 years old, and our apartment has renovated hardwood floors, brand new appliances in the kitchen and a washer and dryer in unit! This is unbelievably exciting to me, probably because laundromat prices are ridiculous and we wouldn't be able to just go over to Zach's parents' house to do laundry.

I can't believe we're moving to Baltimore in just a little over a month. It's going to be a huge change, but I feel as if we are ready and in time, we'll love it.