Thursday, February 25, 2010

Life lately.

Life has been flying for me. Has it for you?? It's almost March! Are you kidding?! Don't get me wrong. I am beyond thrilled for March (St. Paddy's Day celebrations, friends' Birthdays...), April (Easter, CARDS OPENING DAY...), May (warmer weather (!!!), parties and BBQs...), June (weddings, a week-long trip to see the Cards in TORONTO!)... Aaaand so the excitement goes... month after month. Man. So many things to look forward to! It's just hard to believe the second month of 2010 is almost over!

So, let's see. What's new? Last Wednesday-Saturday, I was in D.C. for work. My first work trip, haaaay! I went to a conference with over 10,000 people. Since I'm the "Collegians Director" of our organization, I was in charge of promoting our collegians conference this summer... which turned into literally hundreds of mini conversations... over 3 days. Seriously.Exhausting. This job is stretching me. I meannn... in a good way. Today, I used some basic html to format an e-mail. ...And I never thought I'd use ANY coding knowledge from that old "Interactive Media I" class! Haa... I'm sure my teachers would all get a good kick out of how much knowledge I'm actually using from their classes. "I told you so." Yeah yeah... haha.

Despite how life is flying... and I have so much to look forward to... I'll be honest. I'm kinda tired. Just in general. Of the routine. As a freshman in the "real world," I'm beginning to really miss those trusty breaks we always had as students. I've really only had off Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day so far... Just those 4 days since I started working 8 months ago. Not to whine or anything. I'm just getting antsy for my trips coming up. They're a ways off, in June and July, but still... it will be so nice to have several days off in a row. It's fine. Part of being an "adult," right? Riiiiight.

Ok. It's 11 pm and I am exhausted. Another sign that I am no longer the stay-up-till-2am-every-night girl I used to be! (The weekends are a different story... ha.) But really... I'm learning that it pays to take care of yourself. You know... eat healthy, workout, actually get 8 hours of sleep a night. Brilliant, huh? It only took me 23 years!

Ok. Gooooodnight.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Resurrection of the blog.

Kiiiiinda hard to believe I haven't written in this thing since last year! Apparently, people still read this? I'm shocked. Thanks. :) Not making any promises... But I'll try to be better about updating!

So, life! I guess I should give a brief rundown... starting with where I left off?

Bachman January Birthdays! First came mine and my Dad's - Jan. 8! Jack and I went out to dinner at this place called Boogaloo, where we sat on actual SWINGS at the bar. I'm serious. SO awesome. Then Jack was like, "So heeey, let's go to McGurks now!" (McGurks is one of my favorite places in STL! A wooonderful Irish pub in Soulard.) Naturally, I was all about this. And a little bit oblivious. When we walked in the front door of McGurks, I looked up to see my roommate's mom. Weird coincidence, right? And then, there was my little brother, James. And then... my whole family? And like ALL of my/Jack's St. Louis friends?? Surprise party at an Irish Pub! Best Birthday ever!

Then, the following weekend, my dear Taylor/Ireland friends met up in STL for a little reunion. All sorts of fun. :) It's a blessing to have friends in so many different parts of the country who still love each other and keep in touch. LOVE these girls.

And now? Sheesh, it's ALREADY mid-February! Time flies when you're having fun, huh?