Last Friday, mandolinartist of the comments, a.k.a. Amanda took pictures of me (as sort of graduation photos...more on that later). It was really fun, it was a bit hot out, but not too bad, and we just turned the AC way up when we were in the car. I had taken Dad to work that day, so I met her down at Old Salem, and after we were done there, we went to a couple other places as well.
It was a bit...exciting. ;) There were some flowers right by an exit off of the highway, and instead of going off the exit and then walking back down there, we parked (on the opposite side of the highway because we were going that direction) and ran across the two two-lane sides of the highway. Those guard rails in the middle are higher than they look, and 65 mph traffic seems faster when you're standing still, I'm just saying. After we got back to the car, I realized I'd left my sunglasses in the grass where we were taking pictures...shoot. So I had to go get them...
My Dad was a bit horrified when he heard about this... "That's illegal!" Uh...hmm...well, we were in Stokes county where mandolinartist's husband works as a sheriff's deputy...so maybe...oh never mind.
Then there was the little junky cafe with tons of decorative junk around it. It was closed right now, but it was a little creepy to walk up to it and hear music playing...the outside sound system was still turned on! Um...okay! I guess maybe it was to scare people off! Note: we did ask the people at the business next door whether it would be a problem for us to take pictures at the cafe, and they said it would be fine.
We also went to an old train track and town hall and stuff, and then we finished up at a coffee shop up in King, NC. And we took some pictures there too...great fun!
I'll post some of the pictures on here when I get them, mandolinartist is out of town on vacation this week and next, but she said she'd try to get them to me after the 29th.
Okay, about graduation...I decided I didn't really want a graduation party after all...so, no party! I guess it seems like graduation's all about getting done with highschool and moving on with your life, but I really feel like I've done that already, so it would feel kind of childish to be like "Woo-hoo! I'm done with school! Now I'm grown up!" because I'm kind of past that already. That probably didn't make any sense...but anyway... In more simple terms it would seem like a regression, rather than progression...and that just sounded weird. Just forget it.
In other news, my cousins are coming next week!!! Either Tues.-Sat. or Wed.-Sat....that's what I heard from my grandma anyway. So, cousins!! And Uncle Jim...*sigh* ;) No, actually Uncle Jim is who makes family gatherings so fun, or crazy, or stressful; any of those depending on who you are. Grandma, as usual, is feeling stressed...but that's nothing new. Hmm, that sounded a bit harsh...that's not how I meant it, I just meant that she always frets...she likes fretting. She's one of those people who gets through things by worrying about them. :)
I think maybe it's supposed to be a little bit cooler next week, so hopefully my cousins and I will be able to go outside some without melting! Other than that, I'm not sure what we'll do...lots of games of Apples to Apples and Dutch Blitz I'm guessing...and crazy pictures (and maybe videos) to post on the blog! And probably a trip to Starbucks. Maybe some "singing" if Rebecca brings her guitar (hint, hint).
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to that...AND I have a ton of stuff to get done before next week!! Which I'd better get started on...bye!