Stay On the Road!

Ok so I am pretty terrible about keeping this updated. But I have an excuse I swear, a real one that will make the whole world sympathize with me. At least, I think it will a little bit.

Almost right after I started this blog I had finals. And boy were they a doozy. It was fine until the last few days when I was taking tests, still going to a class (Curse you ED 304!!! more on that later), and trying to pack up and move out of my apartment so I could go home for the spring/summer. About 70% of my tests and projects were done by Wednesday, so I was feeling pretty confidant and good about the pace I was keeping things. Then, because I’m a college student, and we are known for our procrastination, I decided to hold off on doing a project and studying for my final History exam until the next day (thinking this would give me extra time to pack). Anyways, jump to Thursday, I am getting up at 4:30 in the freaking morning so that I can study and make it to the testing center before there is a line, take a 3 hour test, go home, try and pack some more, feel overwhelmed, and eventually my partner comes over to work on our final project. That was despicable to work on because it felt like it had nothing to do with anything we learned over the semester. This is the accursed class that made me go in for 1.5 hours on Friday when I was supposed to be going on Spring Break. Demons and devils were what were being cursed and thrown out that day. I made it through, but was still stressing about packing and moving out. So I got some assistance from my friend, allowing me to feel calm and sure that I would be ready to leave in the morning. And as a reward for all the hard work we had accomplished that semester we had pizza and watched movies (Thank you Caylyn :D).

After finals my sister and I drove to Las Vegas to meet our family there to see some shows and enjoy the sun. It was sunny and fantastic, I got to get the slightest bit of color on my arms, but that’s about the only help I got to stop looking like a porcelain doll. (I am as white as white can be, even though my mom is 1/2 Mexican…) It was a great week with my family, I got to see the Michael Jackson “One” show that was loud and exciting and had some amazing music, I was swept off my feet by “Thor” and got to hold the Hammer for a photo, and watched the Tournament of Kings dinner and show, which I always love to see (It helped too that we were in the front row and had the perfect angle to see everything so woohoo)! I did however lose my favorite pair of sunglasses, and that may seem a silly thing to be sad over but hey! Those sunglasses were purchased for only $6 and lasted 4 years and fit perfectly so I will miss them all I want! But all good things must come to an end, right? Well this fun week did and I traveled back to school with my dad and sister, to a) drop her off and b) pick up my things and go on a three day road trip with my dad back home.

And here we come to the loveliest of stories. I mean really it’s not that bad and I actually had a good time, even if now that I’m home I don’t want to drive my car for the next, forever… The trip was just me and my dad being the silly dorks we are, and singing along with songs by an array of folks, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, and many more! Ha, I sound like I’m advertising some fun extravaganza but no this is just the however long car trip I took with my Pops. He drove, I drove, I tried to be strong and not just leave it quiet and boring so I did my best to not just sleep while my dad was driving. Which I think I did pretty well and only dozed off once for only like 20 minutes. We had some tire trouble and had to get the two front ones replaced for sheer fear that they might blow out on us later and honestly that would be worse. Lots of fast food, and hotel stays. I got to spend Easter with my grandparents and aunt Amy and some cousins which actually was a nice break on Sunday. So all in all I think the trip went well and was an all around success.

Except, I mean there was this one thing. Oh what was it? *snaps fingers* That’s right! The whole time we were driving there were tons of dead animals on the road!!! No I’m not saying it like its a good thing, I am confused, mystified, and a little bit horrified. Every few miles you’d see a dead rabbit, squirrel, deer, or there even was a skunk once. It smelled terrible. But the question I’m getting to is this: why on earth do you see more animal carcasses when on a road trip. then you ever see just going about a normal daily freeway drive? When I lived at home full time, I would take the freeway to work everyday and would only see roadkill every few weeks or so. Sometimes even going for months at a time without seeing any poor dead thing. But as soon as you go on a trip in a car, there seem to be ten times as many all along the roads. Now I don’t know if it’s just that since one is covering many more miles at a time, the likelihood of seeing it increases or if it’s because I was taking more of the back highways but c’mon people! Can’t you look where you’re going? How hard is it actually to just stay on the road?? I’m asking because theses creatures are all on the side of the road and I’m pretty sure you didn’t get out on a 80mph highway to move the bunny you just hit from the center to the side. So you can’t you people drive straight? Or am I just crazy and assuming that the world is full of bad drivers. Or maybe I just don’t know protocol because I’ve never hit an animal before (knock on wood), but I’m just amazed at the fact that so many of these incidents happen. I don’t know guys. I’m just a bit confused.

Anyways, that’s a bit on why this hasn’t been too updated and such. I’m going to attempt and stay more on top of it from now on, just for my own sake. If there is any news to report. But who knows, maybe 5 months at home will bring some crazy stories along with it.


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