Sunday, January 30, 2011

♪ Waiting ♪

The wait is killing me!!

So I applied for Fall 2011 DCP (Disney College Program) on Wednesday, January 19th & interviewed that Saturday (the 22nd) so it's been 8 days, but people have already heard back!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed to get positive feed back from Disney tomorrow. ::crosses fingers::

I think that the only way I wouldn't get accepted is because I'm a non-credit student at Brooklyn College, but I am technically student, & I am paying for an education, but it's considered extended learning so who knows.

Lets hope I'll finally be going home this fall & stay there until my next adventure leads me else where.


☮ & ♥
-RJ


Song: Waiting - Green Day
"
I've been waiting a long time
For this moment to come.
I'm destined
for anything...at all..."

Saturday, January 29, 2011

♪ Let It Snow ♪

"Oh the weather outside is frightful..." Ahhh!! This weather is nutso!!! This makes me want to be in FL more than ever now! ha! Anyways here are my stories of my winter adventures of this week...

On Wednesday, I left work around 12:35pm because it was snowing the biggest & heaviest snow flakes I have EVER seen! As I was driving through the town that my job is located in, my car got stuck in an intersection right right before the entry ramp for the interstate. (I was on my way to the interstate to go home.) That was a very scary moment. My little pontiac grand am does not do well in snow. I was stuck trying to move for 20 minutes. Strangers would drive past now even asking if I needed any help, they were on their merry way. Cops wouldn't even help me. hump!



















I was getting so close to the interstate... FAIL!



Luckily I came up with the plan to drive in reverse (when no one was around) because I was on a hill. So I made it down to where I can turn to go down the hill properly, got a little stuck, but some bitch of hillbilly truck driver zoomed passed me. You could even see that she was laughing at me. You could say that I was not thrilled.

Well after I got laughed at and got unstuck again I was driving down a hill and my car decided to slide sideways. My breaks wouldn't work at all so I pulled my E-Brake & it worked right before I slid through another intersection. I was scared out of my mind. So I got on some other main roads that looked a little more clear to get to different entry of the interstate, but while driving that way, I slid and almost hit a telephone pole with the nose of my car. Let's just say I am most definitely not having a blast at this point.

Somehow I made it to the entry of the interstate, but I had to drive 15 to go on there, but once I was on I-79, the roads were a lot more clear, but I slid all over the place even going 25. When I finally got to my exit (about an hour or so later on the interstate, when it usually takes 20 mins to go from my house to my work place) there was a HUGE lineup of cars so I decided to go to the next exit, but somehow the entry to my exit was fairly empty. The cars were lined up behind an 18 wheeler about 5 car lengths away from the exit. They probably thought the semi was stuck on the exit ramp, but it wasn't. Poor, stuck people. lol =\

So I got on the entry ramp and drove uber slow! I got on the main road, which was not clear at all. When I was going down a hill in 2nd gear my car slid off onto the side of the road and almost into a ditch. (thank you e-brake!!) I tried to get out but the car was moving sideways towards the ditch. If I didn't stop, my car would have literally flipped upside down into the ditch. YIKES!!



















You can barely see the ditch (right) because of all the snow, but it's there, I promise!


I was stuck here for about 30 mins, but two different people stopped their cars checking to see if I was okay. (so nice of them!) I let them know that I called AAA and they gave me the okay sign and drove safely down the road. My dad and brother, drove out to where I was stuck and pushed my car out so I didn't need AAA anymore. YAY!! So I cancelled AAA from saving me because my dad & brother saved me, but no more than 5 minutes later I got stuck again when my dad tried to make me drive up hill. HA! I got out of that by myself though =) I eventually got home (at 2:35, exactly two hours later HAHAHA) This was quite an adventure.



















Home Sweet Home



Also, last week I almost rear ended someone at a stoplight on a bridge in Fairmont. My breaks wouldn't work because of all the snow & ice, but when I pulled my e-brake my car somehow stopped literally about an inch or two before I hit the person. Can you say luck? (LUCK!) I am so over this weather. I'm not looking forward to this supposed blizzard we are getting on Tuesday. I'm ready for springtime.

I hope my pain brought you some entertainment. Although it was a bitch to deal with, I at least learned how to drive in the snow. I hope everyone is cautious and drives VERY safely during this harsh weather. Best wishes to all!!

☮ & ♥
-RJ


Song: Let it Snow - a winter holiday song

Thursday, January 27, 2011

♪ Change ♪

I thought I'd start over with this whole blog thing since I haven't been doing a good job keeping up with it. Lets see how long this will last...

It's amazing how much things can change in only 7 months. No, I'm not in Europe being an Au Pair babysitting bratty kids. No, I'm not in love with anyone anymore. No, I'm not in FL anymore. (Don't remind me about that one) I am a recent college graduate working on the next steps in my life...

In December I graduated with my B.A. in Music Arts Administration with a Business minor. I'm so proud of myself for succeeding in school. I graduated with a 3.0, which is a solid B. I wish it was higher, but it could be lower so I am very content.
At my college they don't have a december graduation ceremony, so I'm going to have to wait until May for that. I can't believe that chapter in my life is already behind me. It went by so fast!!

After 3 weeks of "winter break" I was so nervous that I wouldn't be able to find a job, but I landed an internship at a local hospital. I'm working as the marketing intern until my boss goes on maternity leave then I will be taking over as the Marketing Coordinator Interim. This means that I will be in charge of all the marketing for the hospital until my boss returns. I started 3 weeks ago, but I have learned so much already! I'm excited to see what else I'll learn. This is such an amazing opportunity. I have really lucked out!

A couple weeks ago I registered for my online classes to work on my wedding & event design and wedding & event planning certifications. I am having a blast! It's all so interesting, but also very time consuming. I am so excited that I am on my way to gaining skills and confidence in a field that I have been dreaming about working in.

Most recently I applied to do another Disney College Program, but this time it'll be for the fall. If I get this, I would have had the opportunity to work at Disney in every season. YAY!! hehe I don't want to jinx myself though so lets just hope that I get in and get a purple folder here in the next 2 weeks and then I can go into more detail. =)

Okay that's enough for an update. Expect a blog entry about my most recent snow adventures. HA!

☮ & ♥
-RJ

Song: Change - Taylor Swift