Good luck Erin! Let me know how it goes. I need to do this too. If someone didn’t wake me up this morning [my dad asking me if I was going to work today] I would probably still be asleep. I didn’t even hear the alarm go off!
Today is the 2 year anniversary of The Ride From Hell.
Two years ago, during my senior year of college, I was all set to drive back to school at the end of Thanksgiving break. Unfortunately, I had no idea what was about to happen. I had agreed to drive back with four other people because then gas would cost virtually nothing, and since at the time I was driving a 13 year-old SUV, practically free gas sounded awesome. We left at 2pm, and I didn’t need to get back until 10pm for a meeting with my group for a project. Eight hours, that should be plenty of time! Especially since it usually only took 4 and half hours. I thought I had factored in plenty of thanksgiving traffic. But in retrospect, what I’m about to tell you is partially my own fault [which is what this blog should really be called].
These ads were created by flickr user Ben and they are great [even though none of these ads would make me actually want to rife the metro, oh wait, I’m forced to…]
Story of my life. As I have shared before, falling asleep on the train has led to someinteresting adventures for me. But it’s a great way to deal with the fact that I live so far away [falling asleep on the train gains me the 30 extra minutes of sleep I lose].
Me:Well when you vote for your senior class President, you have to vote for someone reliable because it's their responsibility to plan the 5-year reunion
Mom:You would definitely have to pick someone who can delegate, just in case they are not available in 5 years
Dad:Yea, like what if they were in jail?
Me:Well don't you think that people who are elected class officers are usually pretty high-achieving and therefore less likely to go to jail?
Dad:Yea well you never know, a lot of smart people end up in jail. They could've killed someone in a drunk driving accident.
Me:*thinking to myself, how did this conversation start?* Well then I guess that's what the Vice President is for. They would take over if the President is in jail and can't plan the reunion
My brother:What if the President was drunk driving and ran over the Vice President, the car spun around and hit a tree on the passenger's side, fatally injuring the Secretary and the only witness was the Treasurer who went into hiding to avoid testifying against his friend and was therefore unable to plan the reunion
Me:Well I'm guessing if it came to that, there would be no reunion
“He interrupted Taylor Swift at an awards show and I interrupted how well our country was doing for 8 years.”—Jason Sudeikis as former President Bush on SNL in reference to Kanye West during a Weekend Update skit
Here are 5 things that are currently taking over my life with their awesomeness (in no particular order):
1. “Baby” by Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris
I am soooo obsessed with this song. Whenever it comes on, it makes everything better and I don’t care who’s around, I will dance to it (and sing all of the words). I recently found myself doing this at a bar down in Durham and though no one joined in, I’m sure everyone loved the entertainment. What makes me obsessed with a perfectly-coiffed 16-year-old boy who sings about the aftermath of his first love breaking his heart? Well this video sure helped:
I mean who can resist that little baby? I couldn’t and thanks to that little girl, I am now obsessed with this song.