…Get up! – Break out!
Don’t be the odd one out
C’mon, it’s alright we’re hot tonight
You better run – Run riot
You gotta run – Run riot
You know the time has come
Run – Run riot
I mean ev’ryone
Run – Yeah, run riot”
-“Run Riot’, by Def Leppard
That song has been really addictive lately. Hence why it gets to begin this blog.
Anyway. You haven’t heard from me since the Renaissance Festival so that is where I’ll begin.
We left really, really early. I can’t remember exactly when I got up, but it was really goddam early. Not having slept that well anyway, I was really grumpy. Ended up getting in a small argument with my mother. I can’t even remember what about, but she was shouting at me “We should just leave you home!” and when dad asked what was going on, she went “Oh, Melody’s not going” or something. I think it was just because we were ALL tired, and getting up uber early, and the fact that my parents don’t sleep all that well to begin with, it was just… bleh. We had soon gotten over it, though.
Honestly. When I say we left early, I mean it. We were actually on the road at like, 7 am. xP
The weather was decent for about an hour, but it got all cloudy and such after that. Which, we’d looked up the weather for the Renaissance Festival and it was supposed to rain.
Anyway. Once we got to the city that the festival is in, it took us forever to actually find where it was. Google maps gave us bad directions, but luckily mom printed off two different ways to get there.
It was kind of cold and rainy. It rained almost the entire time we were there, turning the entire grounds, the whole walking area, into a giant mud pit. And I was wearing the jeans that are really long on me, and I’d worn flip flops. Not thinking it was supposed to downpour the whole time. And, I didn’t bother bringing a jacket because I usually get too hot and take them off anyway.
So, despite the fact that the mud was slung five inches up my pant leg and that my feet were completely covered in mud, up to my ankles, I had fun. We saw a juggler that we’d seen last year, and I didn’t think it was possible but he got cuter. ❤
My favorite performer was the Torysteller. Yes. I said that right. He mixes up consanents and tells stories (like Cinderella which becomes Rindercella, and Romeo and Juliet) that way. I.E. When he mentions a fancy palace it becomes pancy falace (which of course sounds like phallus, which the crowd would LOL at every time he said it).
For lunch I had this cheesy soup in a bread bowl. I wasn’t even finished with the soup part when it started to, once again, downpour. Meaning I had to huddle right next to the trunk of a tree so that the rain wouldn’t get into my soup. It was lovely.
I had fun, I really did. Even though my feet were covered in mud, my hair and shirt were kind of wet, and I had to slip and slide everywhere. Luckily I didn’t fall down though, or else I’d have had a big gross mud spot right on my bum.
I bought a necklace where the pendant is a symbol for the age of aquarius (not the song, though it is awesome… Dur. Read the wikipedia article: I find starting at ‘The Astrological Meaning’… helps because the beginning of the article doesn’t even sound like English. xD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_aquarius )
Anyway. I was quite drawn to it, even before I knew what it was supposed to mean. Weird. I know. The only other thing I bought there was a full fingered ring (finger armor, as I’ve been calling it). This picture of it isn’t very good, but it still shows kind of what it looks like): http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj29/BlueSilverQueen_album/DSCF5298.jpg
I posted the link because I’m guessing the picture is way too huge to post on here comfortably. But yeah. I only spent like 30 bucks, and I brought 60… It let me know that I’m making progress in some areas in life. Because honestly, if I’d gone to this same festival two years ago with that much money, I’d have spent it all in like the first like, two hours of the day.
The drive home was interesting. Since my shoes and feet, and pantlegs were all muddy, and we took the parents’ nicer car, I had to ride the whole way home from Shakopee, MN with my feet in a plastic garbage bag. And I was wet and cold.
When we got home, my mother was nice enough to bring some pj pants and a shirt down from my room. It was interesting walking to the bathroom, because I had to do it with my feet in two plastic grocery bags, and to prevent them from falling down, I had to hold onto the handles. So I was like hobbling to the bathroom kneeling over all weirdly… I felt like a cripple, but it was hilarious so I didn’t care.
Afterwards, we ordered pizza from Breadeaux, and it took us almost an hour to get our pizza when they’d said it would be there in like half an hour. I wouldn’t have cared but my mother was getting really agitated.
Anyway. The days after that weren’t too exciting. I pretty much stayed home, doing a few chores, that sort of thing. I did run some errands and went to the library, where I checked out the animated movies “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” for the second time in about two weeks. I’m in a Hayao Miyazaki mood right now, what can I say? xD Today I actually watched Spirited Away for the third time in that two weeks. I watched a bit of Howl’s Moving Castle again, but that movie is more fun to watch when there are others home.
Sometimes when I’m the only one around, I don’t want to watch certain movies. Sometimes I’m that way with Labyrinth, which is so much more fun to watch when Vanessa is around… I would watch it tomorrow, but I put Across the Universe on hold, it came in, and I need to pick it up tomorrow.
My crush on Jim Sturgess has resurfaced just a tiny bit. My brother was tearing apart old magazines looking for stuff to put on his wall, and he tore out that page and gave it to me. It’s now hanging off my bulletin board. 🙂 Speaking of crushes, my uber huge crush on Rick Allen is back. It waned a little but since I’ve been listening to the ‘Hysteria’ album in my car lately, the crush has returned. I can’t not have a huge crush on that man when listening to that amazing album. My steering wheel really gets a beating though (steering wheel drumming xD ), although not as bad as when I’m listening to The Who in the car. And, when I’m on the highway, interstate, or some other road where I can put cruise control on, I drum with my feet just to be weird and because they aren’t otherwise occupied.
ANYWAY. Getting back to today. As you know, my boss at PM Park apparently runs another restaurant in Ventura, and today was my ‘training’ there, aka my first day. I’d worked with the other dishwasher and two of the servers at PM park, but it was still really weird. I felt very uncomfortable. First off, I couldn’t remember if I was told to come at 5:30 or 6, so I left in the middle and ended up having to drive around for 15 minutes until the other dishwasher was there. Then, there was a radio back there but it was not on for the better portion of the shift. And my spirits are always at least 75% better when there is music on.
Honestly. I really hated how many times I had to ask where shit went. I tried not to put myself down about it too much, because honestly, when I first started at PM Park I was the same way. Not knowing where anything went, feeling awkward, etc. It will pass but I still didn’t like it.
For the last like, hour, though, the radio was on, and it was on my classic rock station automatically when they turned it on. Which made my mood slightly better.
But I was still really embarassed by not knowing where anything was. Fuck’s sake. I couldn’t even remember which door I’d entered through. Bleh. I know the atmosphere will get better once I know where shit is at and once I feel as comfortable with the crew at that restaurant as I do with the people at PM Park. I have to work tomorrow night and Friday night, but it will be at PM Park, so I’m not worried. For like, only the second time all summer, I won’t be working on Saturday. It’s weird enough having started the work ‘week’ on Wednesday. Tomorrow is going to feel like Saturday, only my mother and father still have to work and my brother still has school. xP
I told Jenny I might possibly go to Belmond for kareoke on Friday night again, but I don’t think I will. First off, Jenny’s birthday is on October 1st and I told her I’m coming to her party thing. Secondly, I kind of already qualified for the finals in December. Not that it’s not fun singing random kareoke songs (because I get a HUGE charge from singing kareoke), but… I don’t want to waste the gas there and back. Especially now since I wasted like 15 minutes driving around today.
Plus. I’d be tired from work. I’d have to drive back home at like 1 in the morning. For Jenny’s party, I’m going to stay overnight. Honestly. We’re meeting at the bar, I believe, and I’m going to actually get drunk this time. Last Friday, I had a screwdriver right when I got there, but that was it. I had to drive home so I couldn’t have more. And, October 1st is a Wednesday, I was told my hours at the new restaurant would be on Tuesday and Thursday (and some Saturdays, I believe) what I’m assuming will be night. I can ask my boss when I report to PM Park for work tomorrow night. I can tell her I will not be available Wednesday October 1st, the whole day, and during the day on Thursday the second (I could still work the night on Thursday though).
Anyway. Enough about that.
I talked to Vanessa on the phone today (it’s weird though; thinking back to that, it almost seems like it happened on a different day, although I know it was today) and I cannot wait to go visit her around New years (when I’m assuming it’s going to happen). It makes me really wish I was moved out of the house already, although since I’ll be guaranteed work after PM Park officially shuts down for the season, I will still be earning money, so I can keep steadily saving up. Although, I probably won’t even start looking for any apartments until I’ve got at least 3000 bucks saved up, and I’ve got roughly 2500 left to go before I’ve saved that much.
I will probably still do some job hunting because let’s face it, three days a week will not cut it. It might cut it while I’m still living here and just saving up, but once I’ve got my own place, and I have to grocery shop for myself, pay the rent, the utilities, gas in my car (which I currently do pay for on my own)…my point is, it might seem like that is enough while I’m still living in my parents’ house, but once I’m actually on my own, working three days a week will not be able to support me. I’ll use up the money much quicker than I do here, considering I don’t pay for food, rent, heating, electricity, or water here. Speaking of things I’d need to spend money on, I need a new phone. This one is really old, the buttons are beginning to crap out on me and the antenna has been wobbly for ages now, it can barely stay up halfway by itself.
ANYwho. I’m thinking I should go to bed considering it’s 11:20 at night. You will probably not get any updates here until Friday night at the earliest, unless something VERY interesting happens around here. Which I’m guessing it won’t. During the school year, the day time is rather quiet in this town. Not that it wasn’t before. It’s just MORE quiet, and considering not a whole lot goes on here anyway…
Yeah. See you later. ;D