July 27th, 2006
|12:32 am - Update...yay!|
So I just had the most amazing vacation with amazing people. It will be remembered for years to come!
Since returning, I have been busy but I like it that way, I think. I move to Lexington in 5 days and CANNOT WAIT.
Do you remember those archeology kits from when we were kids? They came with this big hunk of soft rockish dirt and tools so you could dig for the jewels. I remember being a little kid and findiing the gems buried in it and washing them off in the kitchen sink in vivid detail. I thought it was amazing, magical even. I treasured those cheap little fake gems and kept them in a shoebox by my bed.
As I grew older, however, they held little value for me. I realized that they were not real, and as much fun as it was to look for them in that rock and the fact that they brought me enjoyment at one point was not enough to sway me to keep them forever. Now, it's not that I find it impossible to treasure the small things. I have tons of little things from my past that hold a great significance for me despite the fact that they are worthless. I still have this terrible red bracelet that my friend Daniella gave me in elementary school, it probably cost three dollars but it still means something to me. The thing that bothered me about the gems is that the value I assigned to them was so meaningless and fake. I liked them because I really thought they were exotic jewels not because they had personal significance.
I think the value of an item comes not from the its inherent form but from what it means. Those gems, though extremely fun to extricate from their little rock, never had a correlation to my life. The bracelet, on the other hand, will always remind me of good times with my elementary school friend. In other words, happiness and love are more important to me than all the fake shit I encounter in my life.
In other news, my sister is home again. Hmmmmm.
June 20th, 2006
So this has been my favorite week of summer so far. I love that I get to see people all the time and that the people I see are not related to me. I don't have anything else to say on this subject that won't sound sappy and ridiculous so I'm not going to say anything at all.
I stole a rock from a house down the street the other day for no reason at all. I named it A.J. (Allie Jr.) and am not really sure what I am going to do with it now. Tony and I have been thinking that we should put some random cheap thing where the rock was with a note or something just because it would be a little funny. The rock stealing made me yearn for the GLF...oh what fun that was.
I think that one day stealing random things will get old. I wonder if other random adventures will become fruitless as well. If they do, I think that will signify a great change in my life and will most likely mean that I have become old and boring. I don't think I will ever get tired of random adventures. Just garden theft.
June 18th, 2006
|09:08 pm - Summer...|
So here is what the rest of the summer is looking like right now:
now-next weekend-- Lexington: housesitting for Will and hanging out
next weekend-28-- Louisville: mostly boring, good days occassionally
June 29-July 8 or 9-- Cuba Lake with my parents: complete social isolation, kill me now
July 9-19-- More Louisville..
July 19-24-- Cuba Lake with cool kids: excited!!
July 25-August 1-- Louisville one last time
August 1-- Lexington and the independent life!
It's not so long.
June 11th, 2006
I'm in Lexington now! It's exciting being back here for more than just a night or two. I get to see everyone without feeling that desperate rush that I need to cram as much fun as possible into the short time we have together. James has set off for Savannah which makes me sad but I'm excited that he is going to come to the lake. We have a pretty awesome group of people on board now.
I want to do a lot during these two weeks, I'm just not sure exactly what yet. I do have a few evil plans in store though. Mwahahahaha.
June 5th, 2006
Summer feels good for a change this week. James is home, the day of the devil is tomorrow and I am anticipating spending some time in Lexington away from the fam for a bit. It's been a good day.
June 4th, 2006
|11:13 pm - bouncing around|
So, I'm going to be in Lexington for two weeks starting next Sunday! I'm pretty excited I guess. I don't really know what the hell this summer is. I have thought about moving to Lexington permanently(ish) as soon as possible, but I think I will probably come back after these next two weeks and then just hang around Louisville and go to the lake and move up when MY lease starts in August.
Yeah...MY lease...cool. I'm glad I'm not living in the dorms anymore, even if my room is tiny and I will probably starve to death and have to walk really far to class and all that. I think I'll still like it. The more I think about it the more I realize I really don't care if my bedroom is cute though. It really doesn't matter, I think I'd be more into it if we were decorating the whole place because it would seem like a big exciting project...but we're not.
I can't wait for August.
June 2nd, 2006
Yay! I'm awake but it's still dark out since it has been raining. It makes me feel more productive to have woken up when it's dark out even if it is only dark because of the rain, not because it is early.
Rachel's at work again today. It sucks being trapped here, but I'll survive I guess.
Hopefully I won't do anything crazy today...haha, just kidding. I hope I do lots of crazy things and that they are all awesome.
May 23rd, 2006
Is it weird that I still like to think of animals is little furry/scaly/feathery people? I like to imagine them with little families and having conversations and the like.
I really think Tinker and Faye talk to each other. They follow each other around the house and whenever Faye Cat goes back to Lexington I swear, Tinker wanders the house for hours looking for her. It's really cute. I like to think that animals in the wild do that too. I bet that opposum that Matt Bailey and I chased down the street was on the way to work and we set him off-track. Probably his family had to starve that night because of us. That is no good.
I wonder what the description on the plaque would say if I were at the zoo.
"This is the wild Allie K. Her natural environment is a soft fluffy couch in front of a television. She also likes to wander through soft grass, swing, sleep in the sun and climb and/or jump off things for no apparent reason. She often travels with a pack of raucous, but lovable, twentysomethings whom she is very attached to. Her mating call is "boyyyys" and she is easily influenced by the promise of ice cream. She is generally a tranquil creature but may become violent if a member of her pack is threatened and at this point is best left alone."
That'd be cool.
May 20th, 2006
I am fucking sick of summer. I think that is all.
Yep. That's it.
May 15th, 2006
I cannot believe that it is this cold and it is supposed to be summer. I mean, why does the world insist on torturing me? It is depressing. Especially since my social contact is now limited due to the not-in-collegeness.
Did you know that the guy who plays Alex on Gray's Anatomy is 35 and has 5 kids? FIVE! Can you imagine if I had 5 kids? Ha. We all know how I feel about annoying children, if all 5 of my kids acted like my family acted when we were children I would soo have to give them away or something. We were not well-behaved...actually we still aren't very well behaved but at least we aren't our parents' responsibility anymore.
Well...that's about it. My life is boring. I wish the sun would come out!!!