Linking up with Lin
Congrats to the newest PhD Candidate in my program, Candice! She's another 5th Year with me, so I'm fiercely loyal (gotta stick together when there's only three of you!). Congratulations Candice!
(Notice her major professor Skyping in? He's currently living in Singapore.)
This past week has been crazy! I owe y'all some Online Dating Disasters stories! Tomorrow. Promise.
I had a date on Sunday that was quite successful! I won't blog about it (although if you're a close friend of mine, you already got a text message picture that I snuck while we were drinking coffee 'cuz I'm creepy like that) but date number two is impending.
I got a call from my neighbor on Sunday night letting me know my back right tire was flat, and of course, being 5'2 and not the strongest person in the world, I called the only man I know in Waco to come help me: Michael Brown (you may remember him as the dad in the family photos I recently took). He, Caryn, and his youngest son Ed came to help me change my tire. It was a good idea that I called him, because I definitely needed air in my spare tire and he brought a compressor. Amazing. Thanks again, Brown family!
So of course, Monday morning after my first class, I had to go get the tire changed...and apparently my tires were all unsafe and the tread was worn on all of them. Damn. I bought tires back in 2009 (don't judge me and the ridiculous blonde hair) and was hoping to go a little longer, but I got some credit back for two of the tires that had minimal miles left on them. Life could be worse; at least I can afford them, right?
Discount Tires in Waco is conveniently located a street over from Barnes and Noble, which means that wasting time while you're getting new tires isn't hard to do at all. I walked over there, called my mom, and walked around the store looking at books I could potentially buy with the 20% off coupon my mom sent me earlier this week. I also got a coffee frappuccino and the barista put whipped cream (not usual with the coffee flavor)...and it was probably the greatest thing ever. Not complaining at all!
I can't stop listening to this song. It's so dang catchy!