Well David...I have been very busy!
First of all, thank you for remembering me
I am still working at Starbucks. On friday I have my 6 month review and I will get the standard raise from $7.80 to $8.58 an hour. That is my base pay, then I get $1.50 to $2.00 per hour in cash every week as well. Not to mention all the benefits of being a full time employee.
I plan on getting a sweet promotion in may when I am done being a full time student. THen I will be making over $10 an hour and tips.
That's not to bad for a student. My main objective is to get management experience as a shift superviser. That will help me get another middle management position when I move up to Ashland, WI.
It's better than minimum wage...
Today I picked up a shift from 4:30am until 9:45, but I stayed until 11:15 because a girl didn't show up. I'm such a trooper on my birthday!
Anyways, I went to Brittany(my fiance)'s house and talked to her dad for almost 2 hours and picked up some stuff that they got for my birthday. Very kind of them. I think I will send a thank you card.
I am going up to visit Brittany at school the 23rd...woooeee.
I am almost done with my associates degree. I got another lame teacher for COllege Algebra, I really need to pass this time.
Aaaanyways. Thats seems like quite a bit for now. I am going to think about something to do for writing on Aeonity again. Maybe I can motivate my self and start doing a picture of the week. Get back into my photography a little bit.
I am not so much a kid anymore, 20 years old. I have grown up a lot since I started journaling on here. I used to be a little "emoliscious"....I am sad to say.
Now I am engaged, I pay all sorts of bills, I am planning on moving out withi9n the next year, life is progressing for me.
Until next time my friends (which I promise to be sooner than later)...Happy Valentines day and make the most of every day.
On a Thursday...
I wake up between 8 and 9am
I am taking an online class this semester and haven't bought one of the books I need to do the coursework, I was going to today and I forgot...ouch!
Tomorrow after I drive my grandmother to her friend's place tomorrow I am going to go visit my brother who just had a second baby girl. She is 1 week old. I also get to see my neice who is going to be 2.5 very soon.
My brother said she was asking for me the other day. It is a suprisingly nice feeling to hear that you 2 year old neice misses you.
I miss her too.
I leave you with a picture of the one and only, the lovely charasmatic, always fun to be around...Ross
No Frost, I'm not married yet...
I am engaged!
We are waiting until she graduates with her Bachelor in Sociology two years from now.
Until then, my plan is to live here in the good ol' Chicago Suburbs until December orJanuary. At that point I am going to move to Ashland, WI where I will be with Brittany for the remainder of her academic career.
Right now I am more than happy being engaged. It is the commitment that I desire and need. We know we want to get married and the boyfriend/girlfriend level didn't feel like enough.
I guess that's when people get engaged. That's how it is for Brittany and me, and that's all that matters isn't it?
I had a pleasant surprise today as I drove home from Brittany's today.
I filled the gas tank on my 99 Toyota Corolla with the mid-grade gasoline.
304 miles later in Madison, WI I filled my tank again and much to my surprise, my miles per gallon were remarkable.
The car is advertised to get 36 on the highway, but when I calculated it came up as 39 miles per gallon!
Even with an error margin of say...2 miles per gallon that's still an incredible 37 miles to the gallon.
Why is this so crazy to me?!
In my 90 Grand Caravan SE I would usually get as low as 16 MPG on the highway and rarely over 18 city driving.
It costs me around $60 to make my 800+ miles round trip.
What a deal!
Alrighty...that was sure to be a very cheesy entry.
Good night Aeonity Bloggers. After such a drive this young man is off to bed.