- Sucess & Failure
- August 11th, 2009
Just this week, Flaherty's and the Apple Store both got back to me about an interview. A few months too late...?
Makes me wonder how different my summer would've been if I had tried one of those jobs instead.
I got rejected for a scholarship that I totally counted my chickens on. (That makes me sound like a hick, but I don't know how else to say it) It was for women and minorities in computer & video game arts, and apparently there are more of us out there than I thought. (There were 15 scholarships, $3000 apiece. Had I won it would've gone to my car fund.) Meh.
I need to practice more, I got off to a good start this summer and then wound down on modeling a bit. I'd like to practice animation too...
I worked until 2:30 am last night closing Aerie for their big visit with the VP, then woke up before 7:30 this morning to go to Buffalo to shop and see my brother in a golf tournament. Then I went to Geoff's house. I napped during the car ride to Buf but I was still cranky and now I'm really tired. I'm looking forward to getting in bed and reading my current book, While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty. I like it so far. It's one of those books where I'm like, damn... I mean, there are some books I read, and in the back of my mind I think "I could write this, if I had thought of it, and worked at it." But this is just one of those books where the character development is way, way beyond where my skill could ever be.
Tomorrow, I'm most likely going to see The Time Traveler's Wife with Brady. Thursday, dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings with sorority girls, maybe coffee at some point with Devina because I haven't kept in touch with her well this summer. Friday, another movie - 500 Days of Summer with Geoff. Saturday, family party celebrating my Great Aunt/nun's retirement. I feel like it sounds like I'm bragging about my busy schedule but it's just unusual because I haven't done shit for like 2 weeks, ha ha,
Lastly, and significantly, I finally got my license. Big victory on that front. I failed my first road test (unjustly) at ER, then took my second way out in Seneca so I could have a chance at driving myself around before the end of summer. I'm really glad I did, I feel free in comparison to before. I went to Borders without asking anyone to take me there. People don't realize how big a deal that is haha. I'm still kinda phobic, had a breakdown the first time I drove to Geoff's because it was rush hour and I didn't know where to turn and it was like an acute angle that I had to make and I forgot about the car coming toward me. Really scared me. Like I said, getting over it. Geoff always has to remind me that mistakes happen, other people have breaks they can use too.