Yeah. I didn’t feel too wordy for most of September, seeing as it’s October now and I’m breaking my month long silence. Fall’s definitely come since I posted my last entry; it’s currently 60 degrees outside and leaves are just starting to turn brilliant colors. I’ve always loved this time of year, from now until New Years; I love looking at Christmas decorations, drinking tea, and smelling fresh pine trees. Plus, Christmas Day is also my birthday, so I have that to (sort of) look forward to. I will be 28 this year, which frightens me a little. One year closer to 30.
Anyway. Since my last post:
My mom came to visit! We went to Chicago and to IKEA, where she bought me a bookcase as an early Christmas gift. I love my bookcase, and I’m so happy to not have my books piled on my floor anymore. Though, transporting it from Chicago to my apartment, then getting it up a flight of stairs, THEN assembling it, literally pulled a ton of muscles in my little body. I think I need to exercise more to build up some strength! I had a great time with her and I’m glad she came to visit.
I changed my hair! I went from blonde/pink to short and black. I absolutely loved having blonde hair but I definitely needed a change! I’ll probably go back to blonde sometime in the future because I dug it so much, but for now, I like it being dark again. I am also considering getting a nose piercing; I almost got it done this summer (I actually bought the piercing!) but I ran out of time that evening to actually get it done. Next time, I will do it!
I went to Dallas! Yes, I can finally, finally say I’ve been to the state of Texas. The pain of getting up at 3am to get to Chicago for a 6am (central time) flight was well worth it, as I ended up flying first class! Naturally, I took advantage of the free drink service and enjoyed myself a few mimosas. And who knew there’s actually a ‘rich people’ magazine given only to ‘premium class’ passengers?
While in Texas, I experienced the wonder that is Whataburger, ate a fried s’more, went to a very awesome show in downtown Dallas, rode the tallest Ferris wheel in North America, and ate Mexican food for the first time. Linda definitely showed me a good time during my long weekend in Texas, and she was definitely a good hostess. To see pictures from my trip, go on over to the Dallas Trip gallery. I saw many good, interesting things, only some of which I photographed.
I knit. A lot. I even finished a few projects! But that will be the subject of another post, another day.
In other news, NaNoWriMo’s starting up in a few weeks! I’m excited because this year I actually have a laptop, therefore there’s a higher probability that I will actually finish my novel this year. I tried writing it by hand last year and got maybe 20,000 words into my story before I tired of my hand hurting all the time. This year will be different. And no, no one can read it after I’m done.