Monday, February 25, 2008

Awesome Weekend

This weekend was pretty great, but it went by so quickly... :(

Even though we (Patrick and I) were basically driving home in a blizzard on Friday, we still kept chugging along and met Kevin and Michelle at Nine Irish Brothers for some dinner.  It wasn't too bad.  I had a half order of Shepard 's Pie, Michelle had a half order of fish and chips, Kevin had a cheeseburger, and Patrick had... I forget. Oops.  After dinner we went back to their apartment and just hungout while we waited for a phone call from Sandi.  Sandi finally called us and then Patrick and I drove to Pepe's to meet her and Jonathan for drinks.  Jonathan's friends Travis and Amy met us there too.  So, after everyone had a couple of margaritas (Except me) we went back to Amy's apartment so that she could change to go out to the bar.  Of course Patrick and I just decided to go home; since it was snowing, we were tired, and of course since I'm only 20.

Saturday morning I woke up and had an omelet making competition with Mom.  Frankie was the judge, but he was a terrible one.  He always says that everyone is a terrible cook and that he could do so much better.  I think I totally won.  My grandma came over to visit and I put some more minutes on her tracfone.  After her visit Mom and I had to rush to town, because she had a hair appointment and I had to get my eyebrows waxed.  Then, we went to the laundry mat so that I could get my laundry done.  Grandma and Patrick met us there, they drove separately.  Patrick and I left to get everyone some lunch... yummy Taco Bell!! :)  We ate at the laundry mat.  After my laundry was all folded and put in Mom's car, Patrick and I went to visit Sheila.  We chit-chatted and caught up for awhile.  Then, we had to go home and get ready for Brent's birthday dinner.  Dinner was at Solly's.  It was nice.  After dinner, we went back to Brent's to play some beer pong.  Jonathan's friends Brad, Travis and Amy came over too.  Somehow we all started to arm wrestle and then it turned into wrestling matches on the living room floor.  It was pretty intense, I'm sore.  Sandi kicked my butt a couple of times, but I got her on the last round.  The first two rounds, I was in my sweater so I was really hot. Plus, I was laughing really hard, because I couldn't take her seriously.  The third round, we wrestled in our tank tops so it was a little more fair.  After all of that, we went to The Sandbar.  We did karaoke and just had a good time.  Well, until the lady came up to me and asked if I was 21.  When I told her no, she was like well don't come in here again.  "Since you're not drinking I will let it go this time."  I think it's because if I would have had to leave, everyone else would have left too and all of her money would have gone out the door.  Grr... I wasn't doing anything.  What a dummy.  At 3:45 they finally kicked everyone out.  At 5:30 we finally went to bed.

We got up at 11:15 on Sunday morning.  At 11:30 we left Brent's house and Patrick went home to take a shower and then he took me home so that I could take a shower.  We showed up for lunch at his Mom's at 1, it started at 12:30, whoops.  Lunch was really good.  Then, we went back to Patrick's house so that he could talk to his dad.  He told him that he wouldn't be going back to school and that he wanted to come home and work on the farm.  The conversation went better than I expected, so that's good.  After that, we packed up the car and drove back to school.  We had Arby's for dinner and just laid around watching tv until about 11:15 and by then I was exhausted and just wanted to go to bed.

And today is our one year anniversary!! :D  We haven't done anything exciting though.  Too poor.  We had Taco Bell for lunch.  Hooray.  And I'm probably not going to see him tonight either.  He's playing video games with a friend.  And I'm just really sore from wrestling and I'm tired.  So, instead of waiting around, I'm just going to go to bed.

Friday, February 22, 2008


I don't know where this week has gone... but I'm glad that it's over.  I'm so ready to be done with college.  I just want to move on with my life; get a job, buy a house, get married, etc.  I think I'm just getting restless.  I don't like to do one thing for too long.  Which also may be another reason that I'm considering moving back home and going to Purdue.  I like Ball State and I have made so many friends and I'm really thankful for that, but I miss home.  I miss my family and friends.  It's weird because back in high school I couldn't wait to get away and be out on my own, but now that I am, I'm longing for closeness again.

Another benefit about going to Purdue would be their program for Hospitality and Tourism Management, which is what I want to study.  They have an awesome program and I would love to be associated with it.

So are those good reasons?  Should I transfer?  I really want to because then I would be able to see my family and friends from back home a lot more.  Then I will probably miss my BSU friends. :(  Why does the grass always seem greener on the other side?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Hmmm... long time, no blog

Okie doke... Let's see here. I apologize for being gone so long... I realize that I'm talking to like one person when I say that, but oh well.

Valentine's Day was alright. I wasn't expecting much because Patrick and I are both poor college students, so no big deal. I had class from 4-8:30 and then I went to Wal*Mart to get Patrick a card and a bag to put his presents in. At 9:15 I finally got to see him. So, we exchanged cards and stuff. I bought him some new underwear and some gum. And he made me a card. It was cute and reminded me of our first date. Then, I made his favorite kind of hamburger helper and we watched some tv. We took showers and went to bed, exciting right?

Friday was pretty boring. I worked from 2-10 and we were BUSY!! My coworkers and I were considering a mass-suicide attempt if that tells you anything. J/k.

Saturday wasn't too terrible. At 2 p.m. Laura, Brian, and I went to look at a potential house for next year. It was really nice. It has 3 decent sized bedrooms and a closet-sized bedroom, 2 car garage, 2 bathrooms, nice open kitchen, etc. After the house tour, Laura and I came back home to get me all dolled-up for Patrick's Red and White Formal. It was for his National Guard Troop. Social Hour started at 5, so we left Muncie at 3. One of the Sergeants was nice enough to let us change in his hotel room, so we didn't have to wear our nice clothes all the way there. Don't we look nice though!!
We were really bored, there was a lot of business stuff and formal stuff at the beginning. Then, they finally served dinner which wasn't too bad. Then, more business stuff. After all of the formal stuff was over, we decided to leave. We didn't stay for the dancing or door prizes, oh well.

Sunday, I caught up on my sleep before heading to work at 4. After work I went to Patrick's, took a shower and went to sleep. And today, I haven't done a darn thing. Well, Patrick and I went home so that he could see the Dr. He's fine. Well, hopefully he will be back to normal in a few weeks. :)

That it's for now.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hooray for Birthdays!!

Yesterday was Laura's 21st birthday!!  It was a lot of fun. :)  Lindsey, Laura, and I went out to breakfast at Bob Evan's.  Then, we went to get Laura's new license... her picture turned out pretty well.  Where do you think we went next?  If you guessed the liquor store, you would be correct.  We got some Jager and some Boone's Farm.  We took two shots of Jager and chased them with Red Bull.  Then, we played some nerts.  I had to go to work until 9.  So the girls got to get cute and they had dinner at Puerta's.  I met them there after work and got to enjoy some chips and a nice glass of water.  We enjoyed swapping some stories and poking fun at Laura.  She got a little upset and told us to be nice because it was her birthday.  After dinner, the girls went to Nick's house to play Rock Band.  I was kind of tired and in need of a shower, so I declined the chance to rock out and just went to Patrick's.

Today.  I have decided to skip class, I know... bad Ashley.  But, I did it for a good reason.  I'm cleaning my room and doing laundry.  After that's done I will be doing some homework.  So, I'm skipping a 5 hour class to be productive... that's fair right!? Lindsey's mom is coming to stay the night tonight, so we are going to hangout, play nerts, and maybe do some casual drinking.  I'm pretty excited.  :) It should be fun.

Oh, and my Obama shirt came in the mail today.  Thank you to Amy for buying it for me. :)  I will post a picture when I get a chance.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

1 year ago

One year ago today, I met the love of my life... Patrick Lane. :)

It has been the best year and I can honestly say that we will be together forever. He is absolutely wonderful and makes me so happy!! I can't wait for many, many more years with him. Again, I could go on and on, but I will spare you. :)

The Weekend

Let's see... how did this weekend go?  It was a pretty decent weekend. :)

I don't have classes on Fridays, so Friday was pretty typical... just sitting around doing lots of nothing.  I hungout with Patrick until 10 or so and then came back home to do some laundry.  I washed his bedding but neglected my own laundry.  Instead I took a nap and watched some tv.  Take Home Chef was on at 4 and 4:30, so I HAD to watch that before I picked Luke up for work.  Curtis Stone is very sexy and I love him. :)
So, I worked from 5-10 on Friday night.  It was a great night at work.  There were a lot of people there and everyone was in a good mood.  We were really busy, so eventually everyone had to buckle down and get to work.  Oh, I work at Bella Avanti's... it's a little Italian restaurant. Anyway, even though we got really busy everyone was still in a really good mood, well until our boss showed up.  She always brings us down.  She tries to make us feel dumb.  I always explain it like this... she tells us she wants us to do something but doesn't tell us directions or how to get the job done.  So, we start to do it our own way and then halfway through she comes back and tells us we're doing it wrong.  I just wish she would tell us how she wants it done the first time.  However, I think even then she would still make us feel stupid.  And when we do know how to do something, she always asks us, are you sure?  And checks up on us and double checks our work.  It's a great day when we do something right and get to say, "Yeah we know." or "Yes we did that."  Because she walks away, with this sad look on her face... similar to that of a beaten puppy.

After work a bunch of us went over to Neica's house to play some beer pong.  That was a lot of fun, but there were way more people there than normal.  I left at 10 til 1, because I told Patrick I would come over before 1.  I had to get to sleep anyway because I had to be up at 7 the next morning to do a charity walk.

Saturday I woke up at 7 and got dressed to walk in 35* weather.  My friend Katie picked me up at 7:30 and we went to the Student Center to wait for 4 more girls.  Only 1 girl showed up.  So, the 3 of us went to the Convention Center to get registered.  Last year at this same walk there were only 300 people. This year, there were around 700 people, it was AWESOME!!  This walk is a mile walk and all the money raised goes to a men's shelter called The Muncie Mission.  Last year's proceeds went to getting the men new beds and this year they are getting new kitchen equipment for the new shelter that is being built.  We got done with  the walk at 9:50 and I went back to bed. :)  Patrick let me sleep until about noon.  Then, we watched some tv and I left to get ready for work.  I hungout with Laura until 2:30 and then went to pick Neica up for work.  I worked from 3-10 and again we were BUSY!!  Business has been really good lately and that is great news!  After work I went to Patrick's and watched him and his friend Jeremy take turns playing Call of Duty 4 on his X-BOX 360.  Boys... :P  Finally at 1:30 I was exhausted and I took a shower and went to bed.

This morning we went to Taco Bell for lunch and here I am now... 

I'll update more later... I'm sure you're all dying... 

Thursday, February 7, 2008

College Life

Today was a pretty good day. :)

I didn't wake up until 10:30 and then Patrick and I just laid around watching tv until I drove him to class at 12:30.  Then, I just came home and hungout with Laura.  We played on our computers and she told me about her exciting Wednesday night ;)  When Lindsey got home we went to the mall and just walked around.  None of us bought anything, but it was fun to get out and do something. Laura got a haircut and the beautician fell in love with us, but I mean, come on who wouldn't?  Ha ha.

After the mall, we went to a pet store and looked at puppies that we couldn't afford :(  I don't know why we do that to ourselves, but we do it all the time.  Then, we went to McDonalds and rented a movie from the Red Box.  And they were out of sweet tea!! Lindsey and I were not happy!!! >:-O  Lindsey and I came home and took naps and Laura probably did too, we're a lazy bunch.  Ha ha.  Speaking of lazy, I skipped class so that I could do all of this.  Shh...  When we woke up at 6:30, we decided to go to Puerta's!!  The best Mexican restaurant in Muncie!!  We went in sweats and hoodies... ahhh I love us!! 

After dinner, we came back and Lindsey and I wanted to go to Laura's friend's house, but she is embarrassed of us.  So, Lindsey and I decided we would jump into Laura's car when she was on her way to the "party."  After standing outside for like 15 minutes, freezing our butts off, she finally walked outside.  We scared her, but she wouldn't let us in the car.  So, we followed her there. Ha ha.  She told us she wouldn't let us in the house. :(  So we drove to Starbucks for coffee.  Laura got back 30 minutes later and our friend Amanda arrived shortly after her.  So, we played Nerts, best card game EVER!!  I kicked their butts.

So this is where we are now.  I'm off to Patrick's and they are watching the movie, Game Plan.

So, as much as I am over college... I will miss days like this. :(

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Trying Something New...

I wanted to start this at the beginning of the year to keep people updated on my *oh so interesting* life, but I got distracted... :P

So, yeah... my life has been going pretty well.  I am doing really well in school.  I got a 3.2 last semester.  For those of you who don't know, I am currently attending classes at Ivy Tech in Muncie.  I didn't do so hot at BSU, so they said bye bye.  I'm coming to terms with it.  Things happen for a reason and I have met a lot of great people in my Ivy Tech classes.  I'm taking culinary classes and I really enjoy them. :)

Patrick and I have been dating for almost a year now.  He's the greatest guy! :)  I can't imagine my life without him!!  We have talked about marriage and know that it's going to happen, he's just waiting on money for the ring!! :D  And I know that he's the one because we just clicked and we live so close.  I really love his family and my family loves him.  I could go on and on about him, but I'll spare you. :P

My roommates are AMAZING!!  I love living with them.  We have a blast.  These girls are definitely going to be with me for the rest of my life.  You know that saying... "We don't go to college to meet our husbands, but to find our bridesmaids."  I found them. :)

Well, I'm getting kind of restless.  I will update more later.