Nicole
I realized today as I put up other photos that I never posted the photos I got from residency. I figured I'd put them up because A.) I look cute in both of them, B.) You can better see my cute short hair, and C.) They're the most recent pictures I've got. =P These were taken with my critique partners. I'm not exactly sure why we take pictures of our groups, but oh well.

June Residency (obviously. I think the date from the camera kind of gives that away).




January Residency




I'm letting my hair grow out again. I miss being able to put it into a clip. But I always have done the whole hair-length-altnernating thing. The only difference this time is that I have some layers.
Ok, that's it! =P

Nicole
Been a while, hasn't it?

I'm erasing old names from my address book. I know I'll never call many of these people again, and I'm willing to bet that 99% of them have either changed addresses or, even more likely, changed phone numbers. For example, I was told that Ryan is in Florida now, so I'm willing to bet he's changed over to a phone number with a corresponding Florida area code.

It's kind of weird, this erasing of the address book. I need to do the same thing with my email addresses. It's sort of like erasing the past, or some of it anyway. Old information of old friends who might still think of me from time to time as I do then. Or not. Who knows? Some that I might even consider long gone and far away may be reading this blog, but I'll never know.

...Damn. I have a lot of S names in here. Oh, I'm not erasing everyone, of course. Some people get to stay in here because I still contact them or could use their contact info in a pinch, should I suddenly weird out and send them something. It's been known to happen.

I have a lot of things on the table to bring you in the future. Ok, not really, more like just two. Maybe three if it matters. There isn't a whole lot going on in my life to relate. I go to work at B&N, I eat chocolate like the world is going to end tomorrow, I sleep and love it, and I write and read and keep listening to music that probably qualifies me as a dork but I don't care. All I have to offer in the future is the Dumbass Story, which I plan to write very soon because it's on my list of things to do and continuously putting it off is pissing me off, and I'll also relate the tale of dad nearly breaking his ankle while we were on a "mountain." I put that in quotes because I don't consider the undulations of the earth around here to be mountains. I consider them hills. Large hills, but still hills. Though I think that'll come as a blog instead of a story because it's kind of short, though it ended up with a second part. Heh.

I like to think that maybe since today is sunny and bright, winter will finally have whooshed itself out and spring will finally come. It's been hanging on here and the grass is all sad and mashed from the amount of snow (which we may still get but as much as I enjoy snow, even I'm ready for spring now).

Well, things to do today (like laundry and lunch and critiquing) so I'll be off. You'd better be wearing green today or people are going to pinch you. ;)

Update at 4:34 pm: I'm sitting here eating yet more chocolate. That's right - I just bought two more bags of candy and as I worked on a fellow crit partner's story, I realized there has been a severe spike in my normal chocolate consumption. I unwrapped another Hershey Kiss pondering this and suddenly thought several things at once which amounted to a generalization of sexual frustration. The idea gave me pause. Hmm. Could that be it? Am I sucking down candy because I'm not getting any? Fuck. ...Or lack thereof I guess. Oh well, I haven't gained any weight at all even with all this candy, so meh.

P.S. Highlight of the day? I got to play with a ferret today. I never knew Petco sold ferrets. Ah, good times. (yeah, I know, it couldn't be a puppy, right? My sister is right - weird stories kids. Weird stories. Haha.). That was fun.


Get yourself some four leaf clovers!