Things have settled back into The Dull that has been characterizing my life since I graduated. The most exciting or post-worthy events seem to happen at work, and since that is controlled by obvious confidentiality issues, I obviously can't post about it here, so there's not a whole lot to talk about. I'm excited about the move because it will put us back in the thick of things, closer to friends, etc. This last weekend was nice, we vegged and played video games and watched movies (I got The Karate Kid for $5, and holy shit, I really love that movie, even though I haven't seen it in like 10 years.) On Monday we grilled steaks and had mashed potatos, and when I got full, I fed the rest of my steak to the cats, and holy shit if I didn't go up a million degrees in their esteem. I am now The Giver of Meat. Yes. I'm trying to resist the urge to get a bearded dragon. I am such an animal FIEND that I look at animals and fall in love with them and start pestering Fuzzy to let me get one and take it home. This time it's a bearded dragon, which I have technically wanted for a couple years now, but still we already have 3 cats and 3 geckos. Technically, we can afford it (barely), and we will soon have room for it, but that doesn't really mean it's a *good* idea, you know? Cats and geckos can live up to 20 years, and bearded dragons can live up to 10, so this is a serious time commitment, but I can't help wanting one. *sigh* We're waiting to see how big the apartment is, so we'll see what happens then.
Also, I can't wait to start school again. I love my job, and the break has been nice, but somehow I don't feel like I'm making progress unless I'm in school. That, and I'm itching to prove myself as a science major. It's hard getting people to take me seriously when I tell them I was an English major, and I don't blame them really, since it's not exactly a demanding field, but I just want to get in there a cut my teeth. Plus there are so many internship opportunities waiting for me as soon as I get over a few of the hurdles, so I'm anxious to get in there and just start already.
This last year has been so wierd, really. I mean, for the last four years really, I've had all the school breaks to go home and get the vegging and frolicking out of my system and then head back to school. This year I didn't make it home for the holidays, and only got to go home at all because of my grandmothers sickness and passing. I feel like I should be out having adventures and stuff like I normally would be at this time, but I can't because most of my friends have gone home, and I have to work and be a responsible grownup. My feet are itchy, and I don't have the means to go out and have fun. It's good that at least I have a job now that really suits me, because before I was just in agony having to do the same thing every single day. This job (and yes, I'm down to one now, which is just fine by me) is perfect, because every day is a new adventure, and it's not a job that can settle into routine, because you litterally just never know what's going to happen next. Plus the people here are the most awesome ever. I love everyone I worked for teaching SI, and that will forever rank as one of my favorite jobs, but this one I have now is at least equal to it in terms of job satisfaction. The people are as great as Lyn and Leslie, too, which makes it even better. I have a feeling this job is really going to get me on the right track for getting into a great forensic science career.