See this morning was Nick's "graduation" from his current program here in Charleston called Prototype. I took off work to go (before I knew it was so early in the morning I really didn't need to take off work). I was falling asleep last night hanging out with him for some reason so I had a teeny cup of coffee at almost 8pm and apparently the effects were a bit much. Ugh I hate not being able to sleep.
The graduation this morning was mainly for the enlisted guys. It took basically an hour and a half for the 200 some enlisted guys to line up and get their orders while the officers (all 30 something of them) got in order pretty quickly (much easier with 30 something guys). An hour and a half of waiting around for a 15 minute ceremony which really was for the friends and family to take pictures of the enlisted guys (since they had all the chairs facing them and the officers lined up awkwardly along the side of the room where you couldn't take good pics). Then the like 8 guys they actually gave awards to they lined up and stood in front of them as they gave them the awards instead of calling them up one by one. I would have been pissed if one of them had been mine since you couldn't see them to get pics. And some of the people around me had flown in to be there for it. Oh, Navy.
We booked out of there, cam back and changed, and went to lunch at this amazing little restaurant in North Charleston called Sesame Burgers and Beer. It's owned by the same two owners as my restaurant. Such amazing food.
Then I dropped Nick off at this little airport where his friend who owns his own airplane flew himself and Nick to somewhere near Clemson where a bunch of the guys are camping all weekend for one of the guy's bachelor party. I'm not really worried. They'll basically be in the woods. Fifteen guys. In the woods. In a a cabin. Pretty harmless bachelor party. And also an awkward sausage fest. Sounds kind of boring actually. I suggested taking Scattergories with him. :)
I came back and downloaded Colbie Caillat's new album online (which I'm listening to as I type this)...I seriously thought she had just released a bunch of old songs on an album with like 3 new songs. I didn't realize she had a whole new album and I'm a bit upset I didn't find it sooner. My ex boyfriend turned me on to Colbie before Bubbly even hit the radio waves, before her first cd was even out and she just had some songs on her myspace. Obsessed with her light-hearted, happy songs (for one of the great ones off that album, check out the media player below- hurray for now being able to upload audio!).
I took a nap after that and now here I am...already after 4pm. Where did my day go? I thought after getting up so early I'd have more of a day. I slept less than 2 hours.
I have a TON of apartment cleaning to do. Since Nick is out of town until Sunday I invited some of my close friends over for dinner tomorrow night. However the apartment is in shambles from two weeks in a row of going out of town then straight working. My day off Wednesday was basically committed to hanging out with Nick (lazy day!). I'm not a fan of cleaning the apartment when he's here. Especially since I have like 3 weeks before I'm going to not be living with him again until February.
Also he found out yesterday that he will be deployed in April for about 6 months. Two months after moving in. I guess it's better then so that he will be back for he big holidays like Halloween (well, it's my favorite holiday), Thanksgiving, and Christmas. So I guess that's good. But it definitely means we have to get out ducks in order when we move to Hawaii. We can't just get a temporary place for a month or two then move into something more permanent if we can't find anything sooner. There's no way I can do all that moving and handling on my own. We have to make it count the first time. Next week we're going to start calling and seeing what we can get approved for mortgage-wise since it kinda sucks to put three years into renting an apartment. Guess we'll see.
Getting way too ahead of myself. Half the reason I couldn't sleep well last night. The other half was because I was googling fun sparkly things. I'm going to leave that up for guessing. ;*)
Okay, procrastination over. I'm going to go get started on cleaning this apartment like a 1950's housewife. Riiiight after I eat something....