We left after lunch on Sunday and drove the four hours back to town. It was nice seeing everyone, but I didn’t get to spend the time I wanted with my friends or do all the unique things I love to do in Tallahassee. In fact, the city didn’t quite feel the same anymore. It’s funny how things change. Nevertheless, it is always nice to get out of town for a while and spend time with those who know you best! Coming back to rainy weather and a midterm in the hardest class I have ever taken (Applied Linguistics) wasn’t ideal, but spring break is just around the corner. Thank goodness for that!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This weekend proved to be rather busy. I took a trip up to Tallahassee, where I went to college and where all my closest friends live. I am the maid of honor in my close friend’s wedding, and I was in charge of throwing a bridal shower. Actually, make that a couple’s shower, per her request. That was quite a feat, but more about that later. My weekend started Thursday, with laundry, packing, errands, homework, and studying for a midterm I had on Tuesday. I then worked from 8-11 Friday morning, and headed straight to Tallahassee with my boyfriend. Talk about being busy!
I arrived in Tallahassee and headed to my best friend’s apartment, where I was staying. We’ve known each other 10+ years, so it’s always exciting to get to visit with her and her sister. When I walked in, I was greeted by her roommate, a dog, 2 cats, and countless other people. It brought a whole new meaning to the phrase “Animal House!” We then went downtown to my favorite local restaurant, and came back to the apartment to have some drinks and play games. It was a late night and early morning, so relaxing still wasn’t on the agenda.
The next day we were rushing around to get all the food and drinks for the shower, and prizes for the games. The entire weekend it poured, and the weather was just awful. While at the grocery store, my boyfriend’s flip flops broke and he wiped out in the middle of the parking lot. He ended up being fine, but he was sopping wet for the shower. The shower went well, but it was one of the oddest things I’ve ever seen. Call me traditional, but I am not used to a couple’s bridal shower. This shower boasted men, women, and people from ages 15 to 65. The gifts given ranged from kitchen appliances to lingerie. Needless to say, things were a little awkward. Getting everyone on the same page was a lot of work, but it helped me perfect my skills as a hostess. What I didn’t perfect, however, were my driving skills. Tallahassee is one of those rare Florida cities that actually have hills, and the house we hosted the shower at had the longest driveway, and atop a hill, no less, that I had ever seen. Around midnight, when we left, my tired and groggy self backed down the driveway and into a little ditch. 5 people and a few pushes later, we were on the road again.