Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Graduation 3, Interview 1, and a 5 cent raise

On Thursday, I'm really going to feel like the older sister I am. My not-so little brother is graduating from high school. It still hasn't sunk in that I've graduated from college, and that he's going to be heading off to school in the fall.

I love my crazy family. And, yes, he purposely made that face.

I'm incredibly proud of him.  He's certainly done a lot this year.  He took AP French (which is what he's planning on studying in college), played a season of lacrosse, and started a part-time job a few weeks ago.  My mother, like any mother would be, is worried that he won't be able to adjust to having a roommate.  As I told her, just make sure he answers his roommate survey honestly (once you're in res life, you don't forget things like this).

Speaking of the mother person, she's been studying her past notes and books for the past few days, as she has a job interview on Monday.  I'm excited for her.  Not surprisingly, she's a nervous wreck.  She and I very unalike in some regards.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge fan of interviews either, but I'm sure she'll do great.

She and I are also going to a concert in two weeks, and I can't wait for that. I've been to quite a few concerts over the years with my dad (Styx, Foreigner, Kansas, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, and Jefferson Airplane, to name a few), and one with both of my parents, but never just my mom. Okay, so we saw Raffi when I was 2 or 3... But that was 19-20 years ago. She and I are seeing one of our favorite singers, James Taylor. She's seen him in concert before, but I never have. I'm so excited.

I've also been working about 20 hours a week (I even got a 5 cent raise...woo, a whole five cents. But, hey, I can't complain too much). Work is slow half the time, so it's kinda boring, but hey, it's money in the bank. I also got my new computer the other day, and I absolutely love it.

In terms of graduate school, I have yet to hear back about being admitted (then again, I only took the MAT less than a week ago). I did hear, though, that if I can get a job as a graduate-level CA, then everything except food and books would be paid for, which is amazing. Free grad school? Yes, please!

Beyond that, I've just been trying to conquer my summer reading list and hanging out at home. I do, however, get to see Vic on Sunday and I can't wait. Even though we live less than an hour away from each other, we're both pretty busy this summer, so seeing each other is always wonderful.


  1. Gotta love getting important stuff for free! And hooray for the 5 cents! Hehe.

    1. This is true... Fingers crossed that I get a 'yes' from grad school soon! :)

  2. I understand the pains of not seeing the other half as much. Mine's about an hour and a half give or take. I usually get it to around an hour fifteen. I just got to see her this past weekend though, so its a little easier, but Saturday marks three months, and in some ways I'm sad I won't be spending it with her, but there's always Skype! But hey yay for the job, praying you get into grad school for free with the ca job, and I'm really happy things are going well for you!

    1. Thank goodness for the internet, eh? And congrats on three months! Vic and I just hit that mark a few weeks ago, and we got to see each other that weekend (it was actually the first time I met his parents as well).

      And agreed, it's so nice that work takes me back over break. Thanks so much for the well wishes - I hope we can chat and catch up soon! :)

  3. Seems like everything is going pretty well for you! My job this summer is also quite slow, save for the last 2 weeks because I work in the men's department and people were shopping for Father's Day. I can't complain too much. We're making money and I've learned to love the quiet days.

    Congrats to your brother and your mom! Looking forward to the grand graduation party!