A week ago I attended my final classes, this week we held our mandatory portfolio review and now I am Ai Alumni with a Bachelors in Graphic Design, a dream I have had for a very long time
another chapter closed and no script for the next one
some tell me to breathe
i have to try to remember how
a little depressing to think all i have to do now is reflect upon myself and deal with my own issues - nothing to blame anything on anymore - just me and my head
i have some work to do
anyone have the book "breathing for dummies"?
I am relieved that this part of my life is complete - just a little lost on the what's next factor
pics of the best booth at the portfolio show to come
20 days until my portfolio show and school will be over for the time being.
My website is up (still needs a little work)
Let me know what you think!!!!
I must vent - It has been one of those days.
My schedule is very hectic on Wednesday's as it is. I go to work at 7 am, work until 12 and then go to school til 4:30. This is my final quarter so have a lot of work to so in all of my classes to get ready for my portfolio show in March.
So work wasn't too bad - pretty much normal - a lot of requests to have things done and always as I am walking out the door to go to school. I forgot to eat again so I leave work and stop to get a smoothie to tide me over. Get to school with 2 minutes to spare. Plug my iPod in to download the files we are sharing in class.
OOPS - I left them on my work computer - I could have sworn that I copied them over - CRAP - this is a big presentation day.
Ok - breathe - tell the teacher and he says no big deal - go get the files and return to share with the class. - Alright - I'll be back in 30 minutes.
Since I am coming right back I leave everything in class except my iPod and my drivers license. Go to work and duck past people so they don't ask me for anything. Get the files and answer a few e-mails that obviously prove that NO listened to me in the meeting the day before.
Breathe - get back in the car and go to back to school AGAIN.
Driving on the 405 South - notice some smoke in my review mirror - it's pretty bad and I am trying to figure out what car it is coming from and waiting to see if it passes me. Then a small red commuter car is on right side honking and honking. She gets up next to me and tells me that I AM BLOWING ALL THAT SMOKE.
I have been crusin at 65 hadn't had to accelerate. THAT SMOKE IS COMING FORM ME - REALLY????
No change in vehicle performance - no noises - no nothing - just crusin - WTF is going on
So I think transmission - I am not over heating it's not coming from under my hood -WTF - -I don't smell any burning - nothing - just smoke
I just spent 3,000 dollars last year to have the tranny rebuilt -
I call Phil just to see if it could be anything else - he just says it's not good - REALLY - not good - hadn't thought of that one yet
SO I talk to him and I need to accelerate for the first time since the smoke appeared - OOOOOPS - no acceleration - just a dig and RPMs are jumping - GREAT
Phil asks if I can get it home - and I simply say - hmmmm - not sure - haven't slowed downed or stopped yet - not sure what will happen when I do that
So I get to the off ramp for the Harbor off of the 405 south - gotta slow down now. Phil tells me to call triple A and have it towed - hmmm -I left EVERYTHING at school - no wallet no triple A card no cigarettes - NOTHING
Thank goodness I had my cell
Couldn't get the car to move after I stopped for the light, luckily there was a small paved embankment out of the way of traffic - kind of
DAMN - school is RIGHT there - I have my files - CRAP home is the other way about a mile up - damn - damn - damn
Tow truck to the rescue and things do happen at certain times for a reason
Phil was traveling in a rental car this week, so his car and key were at my house. As the car was loaded onto the tow truck, I notice ALL the spray of fluid all over the back of my car and as he moves it there is tranny fluid all over the place.
It's the TRANNY - now if you know my history with this vehicle, this will be the FOUrTh time that the tranny has gone out.
Should have listened the third time - hmmmmmph
O-well - after freaking out about it, I have found on my receipt from the last tranny rebuild (Jan 09, 2006) that the 3 year 36,000 mile warranty is still in force - THANK GOD
I get phil's car and go to school - finally - and NOW I have my files - haven't had a single cigarette through out this whole ordeal and can't leave class - I just got there - BREATHE
Leave school and go to the grocery store so I can make a good meal as comfort food tonight
Putting my potatoes in the silly bag and begin to carry it to my cart
THE DAMN BAG SPLITS AND I HAVE TO CHASE MY POTATOES AROUND THE PRODUCE SECTION
I need a drink and I hope I don't burn dinner
Happy Valentines Day