I'm pretty psyched. I'll say that much. I finally, finally have a hair appointment set up, so I won't have to deal with this huge mop on my head. I think all the people who said that once I go short, there's no way I'll go back to long, were very correct. Not only did I not have to deal with deciding what type of hair-do I want every day, but I could get out of bed, mess it up as much as I wanted, and still go to class feeling like a rockstar. (Well, maybe I didn't look like one, but man, did I ever feel fun and free.)
The hair appointment is for this Wednesday, and I'm thinking of taking the whole color thing up a notch, so the excitement is plenty, let me tell you. I never had color in my hair before this last time, so it's pretty fun experimenting with ideas for this next time. I never thought I'd be into the whole hair dying scene, but surprises and change is just plain fun.
I do have to add that the photo to the left was taken for pguyton, just because he took a pretty amazing one of himself doing the peace sign in a Santa hat a few days back. Go us!
I've been having a pretty wonderful vacation so far. The presents continued to come even after Christmas and my birthday, which was pretty unexpected. I received two very special presents from maz, a pink fishy drawing that I had my eye on when she first posted it in her journal a while ago, and a freaking adorable iPod plushie. I adore all of Marion's plushies, so this one was a special treat for me. Plum and Narnia immediately kidnapped the plushie, which I named (of course) Bebop.
Shawn has also been in a pretty wonderful mood lately, which is another contributing factor to my good mood. Like I said in my previous post, it's so rare that he's so positive around this time of the year, so having him upbeat and happy makes me more than happy myself. This is probably one of the best gifts I could have hoped for.
Another gift, in a very different form, is what I discovered on my birthday. I found out that the last grade I was waiting to find out was an A-. I've been putting a lot of long hours into my schoolwork ever since I transferred, because I realized how important doing well really is to me. I'm not spending four years of my life in college for the hell of it-- I'm doing it because I'm proud of my favorite creative skill: writing. Seeing my final grades was one of the greatest rewards possible:
Now, I've gotten straight A's before, but I've never achieved the chain of A's in college, just grade school and high school. Ever since I transferred, I've been working my butt off in order to attain this achievement. I've been able to boost my cumulative GPA up to 3.695, and right now, I'm trying to get it to at least a 3.7 average. I'm determined to make it onto the dean's list before I graduate. Now that I'll be entering my last year of college (hopefully, even though I'm technically a senior right now), the classes are getting more challenging. It's odd how I do better when the classes are more tough. An example of that are two of the grades above. My English Studies class was an type of introduction class, a basic English class, that I needed to take in order to declare myself an English major. I got an A- in it. The level 300 class that I took, Film and Literature, was a lot more challenging for me, yet I got an A. I do so much better in advanced classes, rather than all the simplistic ones. Oh, well.
Squee! Besides that, at this very moment, I happen to be quietly counting down the minutes until midnight. Tomorrow (the 31st) is Shawn's birthday and I'm pretty excited about it. He's in the next room, talking with Beth and playing Fable on his Xbox, and he sounds so happy. This is a very good sign for tomorrow.
Oh, and I didn't mention one of my favorite gifts yet. (Jeez, I know. There's so much random stuff to show.) Because I was so down on my birthday about not getting my camera right away, Shawn cheered me up by buying me a game holding case for my pink DS Lite. Not only does it serve a very important purpose-- to hold my games-- but it's heavenly cute and pink, not ot mention its main design: Princess Peach! I've been drawn to her character ever since I was little. Mom, back then, was the Nintendo fan and she's the reason I became hooked to the gaming systems. Princess Peach was my idol. Most girls loved Barbie, but no, Princess Peach was my obsession. ^__^ I like that the case matches my DS's.
This was another long entry, and I feel as though I should apologize to those that I haven't wrote to or kept up with lately. I've been busy with the holidays and all these birthdays. I plan on catching up with all of your Voxes tomorrow (see, I'm sacrificing some Shawn time for you!) and the next day. I really hope everyone is doing well and I can't wait to see how the holidays have been going for you.