You won't find me at a movie theater or Blockbuster very often.
The thing I don't like about movies is that they end. I prefer watching tv shows.
After all, episodic television goes on for a while instead of being over after an hour or two.
I have been working overnights at the hotel this weekend, so I have been bringing my portable DVD player with me.
I have watched a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother, which is a really fun comedy. I had never seen an episode of it until last night, but I can see why the show is so popular. It's fun to watch Neil Patrick Harris play a womanizing guy, especially knowing that he just came out.
Deep down, it is a story about a family. They take a road trip and something profound happens to each person. It is well written and very well acted. I think it's up for Best Picture in all of the awards shows. It deserves it.
(I have been doing this in parts, so that it wouldn't be terribly long.. now, it's just annoying. The first part is here and the second part is here. This is the last part, so the agony will be over before long!)
We walked soooo much in Savannah, but it was a really good day.
Slang, who lives in the area, and I had been emailing before our trip. We were hoping to get together, but my parents and I left a day earlier than planned and the meet-up didn't happen. I was upset because it would have been fun to meet up with another blogger-friend.
He had given me a little background on the yarn stores around there. My parents and I ventured into each of them, but I didn't find anything that I could not live without.
After putzing around the city all day, we went back to the hotel and just relaxed our aching feet.
We then went to the mall, in search of my father's favorite store: the Bass Pro Shop.
My mom and I found A.C. Moore in the mall, which was really cool. I had never been in one before, but fell in love. It's what would happen if Michael's and Hobby Lobby were to have a lovechild and kept it well stocked. They had all kinds of good things. We need one near me. Seriously.
On the way back to the hotel, we decided to go ahead and go to Charleston the next day instead of staying around an extra day.
We drove around and looked at the beautiful houses, as well as shopped in a little area full of local artisans.
The highlight of my Charleston trip was a visit to Knit, which is a wonderful yarn store in the historic district. They had half of an old (very pink) house just packed with all kinds of fun fibers. I looked around a lot, but only took away a couple of skeins of Lorna's Laces. I thought that I had taken a picture of the really cute pink house, but realized later that I never did. Oh well. It's a totally cool store!
We headed to my uncle's house after the yarn store. My uncle was not home, so we gave the gun to my aunt. My uncle had a bad drug problem and some other problems in the past, so I honestly was not sure what to expect. I think I was expecting some leather clad hot mama, but she is really down to Earth and really cool.
She had been making bourbon balls before we got there. She offered some to us. My father and I took one and gobbled it down. Oh my gosh. I think she forgot the ball part and just had put in the bourbon!
They were incredibly strong! I was almost embarrassed to be eating one in front of my parents! I really think I caught a buzz off of it!
After we left their house, we drove straight home.
For 8 hours. In the car. In the dark. With no radio.
It was not fun.
We got home around 2 in the morning, so everybody passed out as soon as we walked through the door.
I really did enjoy that trip a lot!
(Thanks for sticking with me through all the posts about the trip!)
I am in the process of trying to figure out where I want to live after I graduate in a year, so this was Savannah's first test. She passed with flying colors.
This is probably going to be my hardest semester by far, so I am dreading it with every fiber of my being.
This is The Accounting Semester (insert scary music here).
Everybody in our major has to take Hospitality Accounting, which is the most dreaded class we have. People talk of it in hushed voices, much like you would talk about a cancer scare or funeral arrangements. Not good.
I took (and did not pass) regular accounting during the summer. It never made sense. It didn't help that the teacher was awful, but it just never clicked. I have met the teacher who I will have and he seems patient and willing to teach. Basically, he is everything that other one was not.
There is hope.
Just not much.
In addition to my accounting class, I am taking:
A class on Microsoft Office
Bar and Beverage Management (we get to drink!)
Management of Food and Beverage Operations
Managing Quality in the Hospitality Industry
Accounting aside, it should not be a terrible semester.
Still.. start lighting candles and praying now that I will make it through accounting.
Since I am inadvertently turning this into a blog featuring my new kitty, I am going to start a new thing called Cat Pic Friday.
Unless Christopher does something incredibly cool, Fridays are the only day that you will see a picture of my little man.
I have a chair that I adore. It has been in storage since I moved back to Alabama, but it is the most awesome knitting chair in the world. It is well loved, but amazingly comfortable. My parents helped me get it out of storage and into my rather bare apartment, so I now have a great place to knit.
Christopher has also learned to love the foot rest that comes up off the ground.
Since he has fallen in love with my computer desk and keyboard, this one should be called Cat and Mouse.