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April 21, 2007

I AM OFFICIALLY A HOMEOWNER!!1!!!oneone!1eleventyone!!!
also, a year older and somewhat sore from riding 🙂
okay, first things first.
this was the first birthday i’d had in i can’t even remember how many years that didn’t totally suck.
i woke up to a sweet message on my phone from Erik, and as i was leaving for class i was greeting by a delivery guy carrying a *gorgeous* bouquet of a dozen long stem red roses in a pretty vase. he said “i assume you are 1F? okay, these are for you”. of course, Erik’s wonderful.
i cry every year on my birthday. this was the first time it was because i was actually happy…
also, it rained which is awesome because it’s now been 23 years in a row it’s rained on my birthday…
also, EJ kidnapped me and took me out for the best birthday dinner…
stuffed crust pizza at pizza hut and a love-it at coldstone. woot!

pretty roses from my pretty man 🙂
so, the next day i had my w
eekly riding lesson which was *amaaaazing*
megan let me ride one of the private horses, a six year old draft-ish thing named Irish Cousin (“Cuz”) who is freaking HUGE, at least 17hh
i had an absolute blast. this horse was amazing. i’ve never had a horse so incredibly well trained to respond to my weight shifts.
i didn’t even have to use my leg or any rein to get him off the rail or to turn, i just shifted my weight like i was on a motorcycle. so cool!
then megan had us “gallop”.
i only believe in galloping if its a full-out balls to the wall break-neck speed gallop…
yeah, uh, for every lap everyone else’s horse did, we did two.
he was hands down one of the fastest horses i’d *ever* ridden, and it was amazing.
also, to get him to stop, i physically had to kick my legs out to the side so they weren’t even touching him, and completely let go of the reins. interesting and exciting. i suggest you all try this at home 😉
then we jumped a bunch… after the first fence which Cuz jumped overly large and caught me slightly off guard, megan told me that “yeah, he’s used to jumping 4foot6in” okay, yeah, thanks, that explained a lot. needless to say i had an absolute freakin’ blast!
annnnyway, so, we finalized the contract on the house with the sellers today, which means i am officially a homeowner (or, at least, as close as i can be without actually beginning the escrow process, heh). we close on may 30 🙂

my new home in Norcross, GA!

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April 11, 2007

well, it seems i’m long overdue for an entry, as usual…
i started my final term here at Drexel last week. I managed to pull two As and two A+s last term which is great because that means i still have a chance to gruduate Summa Cum Laude, so long as i get all As this term as well.  it might be a PITA, but i’m sure i can do it.
i spent my spring break in atlanta with Erik. we didn’t really do much other than hang around the house, play airsoft and occasionally go out to dinner. we saw 300 at imax which was freaking incredible, and a couple other movies.  the bulk of our time was spent researching houses, meeting with our real estate agent Stacey, doing the whole pre-buying house thing and thankfully, actually looking at houses.
we looked at about 15 houses in person and actually found one that we absolutely fell in love with, but was a little too expensive for what we wanted to pay. affordable, yes, but it would’ve been unpleasant.
instead, we found another that was “perfect” for us and put in an offer.
as of yesterday, that offer was ac
cepted.
pending an inspection (later this week) we will officially be homeowners as of May 30.
i’m SO excited!!
the house is in norcross, georgia and is a 4bedroom, 2.5bathroom 1635sqft on .8acres and was built in ’87. it’s got a fireplace and a 2-car attached garage with space for about 6 in the driveway 🙂 lovely lawns, both front and back, and a really killer sunroom in the backyard. there’s even some woods and a little creek! except, since it’s the south, i’m calling it a “crick”. hah. the master bedroom is a decent size but the master bath is ginormous. best part? it’s got a guestroom! who wants to come visit?? 🙂 plus, marty & sonja literally live right down the block. it couldn’t be more perfect.
otherwise, nothing exciting to report on.
i’m trying to get a head start on my work for the term since i have a feeling it’ll be busy what with graduating, moving, finding a job and buying a house and all.
it’s weird thinking about school finally coming to an end and how i’ll have to go out and be a “grown up” with a real job and a mortgage…
i’ve been tying up some loose ends around here, finally doing all that stuff i’ve been meaning to do since freshman year.
i actually got the courage to email someone who i used to be really close with but had a falling out about 2+ years ago…
his response definitly wasn’t anyth
ing to get excited over, although the response itself was more than i expected.
it’s sad knowing i lost someone who used to be so special, but, it’s been lost for a long time now…
at least i can say i tried…