Navy wife, married to the sweetest, most handsome Officer in the USN :) Georgia, our Vizsla, keeps me on my toes but loves to give kisses and just be cuddled. Ben & I enjoy traveling, and just being together as a family. I'm a very blessed woman & I thank God every day for all that I've been given!
Well I finally finished editing the pictures from yesterday's change of command, and now I have time to put some of them up. I'm only putting a few up (apparently I was a little camera happy yesterday). So here they are:
The cadets showing off their skills:
Ben and his friends:
Couple of the year:
and a little question to frustrate most of you: Can you tell which one is Ben and which one is Arthur?
This morning I woke up early (I know....it's a Saturday!) and went to Ben's "Change of Command Ceremony" for the Corps. (I'll add pictures later) It was a gorgeous morning, in the 70's again and quite sunny. The shirt I'm wearing has capped sleeves so I have quite an interesting sunburn-line now. Fabulous. The cadets had to wear these wool uniforms--looked very nice but I'm sure they were all on the brink of death standing in the sun. Many cadets this morning fainted. I was standing with my friend Allie and we were just watching them drop like flies. In all though, it was a nice ceremony, the cadets performed very well.
Now I'm studying in the Emporium (well actually I was studying, but I'm taking a break--a.k.a. I'm stalling). The Emporium is a wonderful little building off campus where students go for online math classes and to generally study. (Yes, here at Virginia Tech we find it better that the students teach themselves calculus and above--we don't want to actually hold classes and teach these college students when they can just read pages and pages and still fail a class--it makes it so much more interesting that way.) The Emporium is especially popular during exam week. It's a huge room filled with about, oh, 1,000 computers (6 to each round table). The lighting is amazingly awful. They have these fluorescent lights that appear so blue that when you look up at them your eyes seem to go blind for a few seconds. Not to mention that staring at a computer only makes your eyes want to fall out of your head. But nevertheless it's a good building to study in because you just can't fall asleep when you're constantly blinding yourself by looking up at the lights to keep yourself awake. Also, did I mention that the lights have a small little buzzing sound you can ever so faintly hear, but once you recognize it, it makes you want to go crazy because that's all you can listen to anymore. Ah the joys of fluorescent lighting.
Well, I suppose I'd better get back to learning about databases for my exam---something I'm sure to use as a kindergarten teacher. I really enjoy taking classes that I'm never ever ever going to use. (For example: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Computer Systems, and Calculus. Thanks for not having an elementary education program, VT.) Kbye.
So I spent today going to my last Friday classes of the year. It will be nice to be back home this summer, but I know I'll still miss Blacksburg, even with its crazy weather changes. Today was really nice though...too bad I left my shorts back at home. Blacksburg is notorious for having beautiful, 70 degree weather one day (like today) and the very next day it's 40 degrees and snowing. Doesn't really help my "extreme weather-change" related headaches, but I just love VT.
I'm watching ABC family's wedding weekend right now (I guess they read my blog yesterday :) Father of the Bride is on, and it's amazing how relatable it is to my parents. I just know that will be us this summer when I get back home and the wedding planning really starts up. I'm really looking forward to going dress-shopping with Katherine and Mom as soon as I get home--I think that's what I'm most excited about. Of course I expect not to find the dress for quite a while, but that makes it more fun ;)
I missed my two favorite TV shows this week: The Hills (don't judge me) and The Office (because if you don't laugh at The Office, you're just abnormally boring). It really has been quite a week if I miss even one of those shows. Whatever. I'm just glad it's the weekend! (Aren't we all!?) I have a feeling I'll be posting later, so I don't think you'll mind if I leave you with just this.
I just love this video. I know most of y'all have already seen this, but I seriously cannot get enough of this kid. It's one of those things where every time you watch it, you just crack up as hard as you did the first time. I was almost in tears a minute ago... I think another funny thing is I can't decide whether it's going to be Tom and Julie's kid or Katherine and Shon's kid... haha I think it would work for both. The kid definitely has Katherine's personality, but I also think it would be really hilarious to see Tom deal with his child if it were like that. Haha!
Came to another interesting thought today: there are way too many reality TV shows out there!! When I'm flipping around all I want to see is a nice romantic/comedy movie...I could honestly care less if Tila Tequila or Flavor Flav find love--they already had their chances and it didn't work out! Tila, Flav, give up on the reality shows and just deal with it the way the rest of us do--or maybe just date each other so the rest of us don't have to deal with your ridiculousness. And as for Survivor and like shows--you've had a good run but seriously it's time to give it up--the plot never changes and it's always a competition to see who can be the most manipulative. Honestly, do we need any more reason to believe people in this world are conniving and manipulative? Let's see some more "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days", c'mon USA!! Any other opinions?
So, according to my sources the countdown is as follows:
Exams- 8 days
OBX- 1 month, 4 weeks & 1 day (wouldn't that just be 2 months and 1 day???)
Weddingfest'09- 13 months!
Hmm that puts a lot in perspective. I'm sitting on the Bridge trying to figure out how and when my life got to be so hectic. Hopefully this blog addiction will help to relieve some of that stress I was feeling last night. (I finally went to sleep, by the way, and ended up sleeping through my alarm!!!) Actually to tell you the truth I felt like keeping this updated would be an interesting way for family and friends to keep up with my life. Because, in the end, it's all about Caroline. :) I'm not really big on talking on the phone, so I decided perhaps this was better. And next year my life will be so much more interesting once Ben & I start moving around from port to port. But for now, since people are asking me all the time what I'm doing with my life (since they never hear from me) here's your chance.
A Day in the Life of Caroline! -This morning I slept in quite a bit (I suppose I needed the sleep) and woke up to my usual bright yellow room. The walls in my room are painted bright yellow and my window faces towards the morning sun, so sleeping in too late really is not an option (I did this on purpose because I am famous for being one of the laziest people ever). -Realizing how much later I got up than when I was supposed to, I scrambled to get ready to catch the bus to head over to campus. -Met Ben in his room. His day was fabulous with a broken printer and always having "so many things to do" (a common phrase he and his brother share). He really did have a lot to do, I'm just teasing him because I hear that phrase so often. -Then Ben and I went to lunch at Schultz--got a cheeseburger--tastes like the ones they had in high school...yum. But Virginia Tech has the #1 Dining Facilities in the country this year, so I can't complain too much. -I'm on the Bridge now, updating before my class starts in a few minutes, so that's pretty much my day so far. Not a bad one, just slow-starting. Hopefully it will pick up soon. I really don't have much else to do except start studying for exams (which I already have). Well, I'm off to class on the other side of campus. If I walk for the rest of my life as much as I do while in college, I think I'll be set to eat whatever I want forever. Kbye
Any of y'all that know me know that I'm an easy target for stress to come creeping up on. Actually, stress builds up on me over time (from the point that I don't even recognize I have anything to stress about) and then occasionally (but not too frequently) it seems to "settle" on one moment and I sort of freak out. This can mean crying or just mild anxiety attacks but tonight I just can't get to sleep, so it's not a very big case. (Reader's Hint: Since this may be the first time you've ever entered my thoughts, I thought it best to let you know that I'm dealing with this quite sarcastically.) Many women deal with the same thing, so it's nothing to worry about.
I guess I've had a lot on my mind lately: Exams are next week!! And I've still got to finalize plans on summer school and my summer job. Oh, and plan my wedding. But at least that will be fun (most of the time). So don't be surprised if I more than occasionally post about wedding details.
This is so not fun not being able to sleep. My eyes are not even tired. But I'll tell you what tomorrow morning I am going to need some stronggg coffee to keep these peepers open in my 9am class. (I can already hear the "wahs" coming from the audience that has to be at work long before then.) Well, I figure if I stay at this bright computer screen much longer I may not ever be able to sleep. So maybe I'll go crawl in bed and try out this sleeping thing one more time. And if that doesn't work I'll have to result to Nyquil (woohoo!)
Well, this is my first post. Clearly. I can only hope to be as good and as entertaining as my three inspirations for this blog: "A Hokie and a Cav", "Perez Hilton", and of course "Clemson Girl and the Coach". This should be pretty fun. If it's not I'll just stop writing. Kbye