Thursday, March 21, 2013

as we pull up in our brand new used car

[one] when i was younger, i always said that i wanted my first car to be some used piece of crap. i liked to romanticize everything back then (can't say i've really grown out of that, though) and loved the idea for some reason. as i grew older, i changed my mind. i definitely wanted my first car to be a new one. this, however, is a year for younger me's dreams to come true, and so today a bought my first car, and it is used. while not a piece of crap, it is still about a decade old, and so i think it qualifies as fulfillment of the dream. it is a lot older than the car i've gotten used to driving lately (the one i shared with my husband until he decided to grow up and need it for work) and is a bit of an adjustment. but i have a car, and that's pretty awesome. (in case you were wondering, his name is reginald fairfield after the character from boy meets world of the same name. i was reminded of him for some reason.)

[two] i was walking outside in the freezing wind and my hands froze. i've been in my apartment for almost an hour now, and yet i'm still having difficulty typing because my fingers are numb. the heat is on, but i kinda wanna go find my gloves because this is ridiculous. of course, i'm using this as an excuse for not doing the homework i have due tomorrow (but who assigns homework for the class after the midterm? i mean, seriously.) or the research that is not technically due tomorrow but that i stupidly said i'd have in by the end of the week. saturday can be the end of the week, too, though. right?

[three] i also need to decide what to do about my brother's birthday cake. his birthday is next friday, and while that may seem like a million years away i need to go get ingredients and decorations and stuff. problem is, i can't for the life of me decide what it should look like. it's going to be harry potter related to match my presents, and he said he wanted it to be butterbeer flavored so i'm just going to use the recipe i used to make butterbeer cupcakes, but the design? completely clueless. i was originally thinking of just making a giant snitch because that would be super easy, or to do a sheet cake and draw glasses/lightening bolt/wand/etc on it, but then i googled harry potter cakes and some of those things are super amazing. it kind of made me want to try something like that myself, despite the fact that i lack the required skill set.

*Used Cars - Bruce Springsteen

4 comments:

  1. anonymous hippopotamusMarch 22, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    i got excited!

    http://www.ivillage.com/12-easy-ideas-wizard-worthy-harry-potter-birthday-party/6-b-139571#139572

    http://tiny.cc/kvzbuw

    http://tiny.cc/muzbuw

    http://tiny.cc/hwzbuw

    i'll look for more ideas

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    1. oh my god these. are. awesome. it never occurred to me to do the hagrid cake, but i love that idea. i think that's what i'm going to go with. unless i change my mind again. and i think i need to have that harry potter party. it doesn't even have to be a birthday. it just has to be.

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  2. I had a similar dream when I was younger. I wanted to buy a beat up old car and fix it up on my own. But this reality we live in comes with needing a job to save up some money or parents who are quite generous and will give your first car as a gift, so my dream has yet to come to fruition. Congratulations on fulfilling yours!

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    1. i am absolutely clueless when it comes to cars, so fixing up an old car was never really in the cards for me. i just wanted to have an old one. my other thing was that i had to buy it myself, which i ended up doing, too. i'm 24 now, though, and probably the last of my friends to get a car, but that's okay.

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