The second is that, yes, Brittany, A.K.A. "Galinda" from the Broadway musical Wicked A.K.A. "Barbie" (when I put on my blue Betsey Johnson dress with my sequin heels), is no longer a blonde. *GASP*! No. I have done this before, everyone! For those of you who have seen me regularly for the past few years, you will know that this is an annual event- a celebration of the fall season! ...wait... June isn't in the fall? Oh crudmuffins! I need to bleach it ASAP!!!! ...just kidding. :D
The deal with the awkward month change is due to the fact that I wanted to be blonde for my wedding... thus, I didn't dye it last fall; therefore, I am "off" by a few months. This time, however, I don't know if I will be going back to blonde soon. This is because brunette is easier and cheaper to maintain, and as you all know, Travis and I are moving to New York which has the dandiest cost of living ever! epic. fail. So please don't be frightened by this sudden change... I know it will be difficult to get through, but we can do it together.
Anywho! Another thing to discuss is an update on my Summer Lovin' List. Here goes:
1. Go hiking on Grandfather Mountain
Oops! Haven't done this yet, but we have hiked in Tennessee... does that count? No?... dang.
2. Lose ten pounds
3. Finish reading the Spirit Flyer series with Travis
Man. I'm not doing so swell am I?
4. Watch Up Close and Personal with Mom
Ha! Win! Oh, and it was good by the way. Very cute... but sad. Beware to those of you who really hate sad movies.
5. Ride on the ATV
Check! This was a wonderful experience when Travis and I were out there for about 10-15 minutes and a torrential downpour occurred on us... on the ATV. That was a winning combo.
6. Go to the beach
7. Play frisbee
Oh yes! And may I just say that Travis and I are epically winful at frisbee? I may? Well then... we are. :)
8. Take an apartment hunting trip to NY
Not yet, but we have the tickets! Woo hoo!
9. Take NY certification tests
I called to find out what I needed to do to be certified in NY, and taking the tests right now was not required. Thus, number nine is void. "Number nine... number nine... number nine..."
10. Apply for jobs in NY
Probably should get on this, eh? Still haven't gotten my fingerprinting kit! Love government organizations- especially ones in the Northeast... yay.
11. Hike in TN to see the "balds"
Been there. Done that. It was beautiful. And bald.
12. Go on a cruise with the Engebretsens
Absolutely! It was fantastically fantastic! :D
13. Play Beatles Rock Band with Dad and Trav (and Mom if she will participate)
Nope. I have not yet jammed out to best classic rock group of all time. Beatles= the definition of amazing... and groovy (but that was expected).
14. Take a trip to see Ivan and Linz's new place in TX
Not yet. Once again, it is planned.
15. Get a better tan
I've been burnt; I've been browned. Either way, I definitely have an improved tan
16. Get closer to Jesus
Hmmm... in certain ways yes... in others no. I definitely want to get closer than I am now, though.
17. Get closer to Travis
This one is kind of hard to gauge... I think 16 and 17 go hand-in-hand. However, I do suppose we get closer with each passing day... each passing moment even!
18. Read The Essential 55
Working on it! It is definitely an entertaining book; as a future teacher, I can definitely appreciate the stories and advice.
19. Buy new "teacher" shoes
Boring. Yes. Done. Meh.
Complete! Well... I haven't technically completed a crochet project... but I HAVE completed this item on the list. ... :D That counts.
I have completed a definite 9/20 from this list. Not too shabby for now! Granted... this grade would be no means be an A in anyone's book, but I am workin' on it! Phew! That was a LOT of typing. Now that my fingers are about to fall offsdfklds... sorry... lost one there. As I was saying: now that my fingers are about to fall off, I think I will head to bed! Nighty night!
-->But WAIT! There's MORE! Before I go, I have some questions for YOU, yes YOU- the reader! What are some of your summer plans/goals? What have you accomplished from your list thus far? What do you still plan on accomplishing? Please leave a comment to fill me in on your Summer Lovin' List!<--