Her paintings will be up until the end of the week, but if you missed it, I have photos. Also, they're for sale!
Attorney General Mike Hatch, whom I'm endorsing for Governor
Nolan and Nicole
Just a few of the "decorations"
This is one of the first times I went up there and didn't feel like a failure because I didn't bring my boyfriend and I'm not married.
I graduated. With a computer science degree. I have a job. Although, most of them still assume I live with my parents. That's fine.
The only bad part is I can't sit back and let them talk deragatively about other people. They say they aren't prejudice, but they still use the words that create a culture of intolerance and "us and them". So, I'm forced to make an issue out of it. And then everything is tense and icky. Why can't they just be decent.
We had great seats in the Club level of the Excel Energy Center
For two nights we had a great room with a huge bed and really nice amenities
And then one night we had to stay in a very dirty, very scary place
Although, this picture doesn't convey the nastyness.
I got to eat at Mickey's Diner, where I've never been.
The weather was great everyday, sun and blue sky. We walked past this church (St. Joseph's?) to get to the Excel every day
And we went out every night.
And part of the proof that I know he's working towards being a better man.
I have a feeling they are upgrading/adding servers and so that means little to no access to my email.
This is bad.
Things I wanted to do that happened:
Take more pictures - I got a digital for xmas and have been going strong ever since.
get paid to do webdesign - thank you CRI
pay off my credit cards - thank you CRI
graduate from college - thank you BSU
And it seems that they've hooked up with flickr and added my photostream to my 43things aswell. Cool.
I've called the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance office. I asked for them to send me a 1099g or just tell me the amount on it, but I guess I called the wrong place cause they directed me to write a letter to: NYS Tax Dept. PIT Refund Issuing. I tried to look up the phone number for this office but, couldn't find it. I also tried to look up the number for the Gifford Miller campaign treasurer, but there is no contact information on their site. And I tried to call my old boss, but his number has been disconnected.
I found out who the treasurer was: Marshall Miller and now I am googling him to try and find any number I can call to get the info I need. I called one place I thought might be him, but he is not related to Gifford Miller.
Would it be easier/better to just estimate my income?
90 per day * 7 days/week * 4 weeks = $2520
25% of 2520 = $630 to pay in tax
It was beauty shop and Green Cheese at Amber's on Saturday. Amber and I both got hair cuts from the lovely Angi. We all feasted on the traditional Taylor's home-made hot wings and called in to everyone's favorite radio trivia show "Green Cheese" on KAXE. By the second time we had called in the dj new us by Jade's voice and eventually asked us "How many people are there?" "10." "Well thanks to you and all your 9 friends over their in Guthrie."
Noah took a joyride with my camera once again and got some fun shots:
I threw her a surprise party - a mix of "college make do" and "sex and the city chic". (Does that make sense?) Random table cloths, candles, xmas lights and fake flowers as well as Tutto Bene hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in martini glasses. And of course my favorite Strawberry Passion Cake from Coldstone. It was so much fun planning, I may have missed my calling as an event coordinator. I even enjoyed the cleanning/set up the night before.
Noah's Self Portrait
Noah hijacked the camera for a while in the middle of the party. This is one of Noah's better shots.
Then the party moved to Hard Times as we danced the night away.
I'm sure my roommates will be glad when I come home tonight and do all the dishes that resulted and give them back their space in the kitchen.
That was the last in the week's "To Do:" list. Preceeded by, helping to plan Ash Wednesday's evening service, updating Mary's site and getting Frank Moe's new site up.
Ash Wednesday happened to fall on a night that was scheduled for EPIC Journey so the pastor said lets make it a blended alt/traditional service. Basically, he gave Kari and I control of the nights events which totally rocked. We sat in pews, but got up in the middle for a party atmosphere of active worship. We sang traditional hymns but jammed to Dave Matthews while symbolically feeding our root and journeying with Jesus in the desert.
Kari and I breathed a sigh of relief when the elders of the congregation didn't rebel and walk out - they even liked it. I hope that people may have seen lent/ash wednesday/jesus/god in a new light.
Now on to this weekend and next Tuesday's caucus night. Focus. Breathe.
This will not make abortion go away. It will still happen, except it will be unsafe and more women will die. Why don't we focus on preventing abortion. Giving women every opportunity to have that baby and support it.
Make adoption law better. Hand out birth control.