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The World’s #1 Wuss Strikes Again

I believe that I have mentioned numerous times throughout my blog that I am The World’s #1 Wuss, I can’t stand the sight of blood, and I become incredibly light-headed and woozy at the silliest things,  and here, my friends, is another reason why.

Becky called me last night, and out of the blue, said that she wanted to get her eyebrow pierced. I was a little surprised, since she hadn’t mentioned a desire for it before. She asked if I would like to go with her, and as this is a momentous occasion that BFFs must attend, I obviously agreed to. On the way there, I happened to just say in passing with a little giggle, “I hope I don’t pass out.”  We both laughed and moved on with the conversation.

(side note: It is soooooo good to be back home and to be able to drive around town with my best friend again. I missed that so much during school!)

The place we went to was in a place called “The Loop” which is just a fun area with lots of shops and restaurants. The tattoo/piercing shop was really clean and kind of snazzy – though I really can’t compare because that’s the only tattoo/piercing shop I’ve been in before. Becky filled out some paperwork and then we headed to the back to a little room.

Becky sat in the chair, facing away from me so I wouldn’t have to see the actual piercing (thank you very much). I held her purse and just kind of idly looked around me since there wasn’t a chair for me to sit in. Becky started to feel light-headed, so the guy asked me to grab her a sucker from a jar nearby, so I did. When I had returned, he had laid her back in the chair and I could see her now. I handed her the sucker and helloooo, her freshly-pierced eyebrow was staring back at me.

It was pinkish red, and I couldn’t tell if that was from some dried blood or from swelling or just the color of irritated skin. I looked away pretty quickly, but the damage had pretty much been done. I started to feel a bit light-headed and a little dizzy, so I leaned against this half-wall beside me, thinking that it would pass pretty quickly.

The next thing I knew, it was completely black and I had know idea where the heck I was or how I had gotten there. There were people touching me, holding me down, turning my head. What was going on? Not going to lie, I thought I had been kidnapped and that I had been blindfolded. But then I could start to see and remembered where I was.

Nope. Wasn’t kidnapped, was just with Becky at a tattoo/piercing shop and yes, I had actually passed out.

How embarrassing.

Apparently I was shouting when I was out. First, for my mom. (Oh my gosh, I think shouting for my mother, as a 19 year old girl, is the most embarrassing of all of it.) And then I shouted “What is going on?!” Which made sense, because I remember thinking it.

They sat me up and leaned me against the wall. There was blood coming from somewhere, so that’s why they were turning my head to try and find where from. I had worn my Harry Potter necklace, which had little baubles on it like Hedwig’s cage, Hermione’s wand, a bottle of Snape’s tears, etc. and it had apparently stabbed me. (Heh, we both got piercings yesterday!) There was some blood on my shirt and I must have also bit my tongue or cheek because I could taste blood.

They got me a band-aid to put on my neck to stop the bleeding. They also gave me a cup of water and a sucker. Still in a weird kind of daze, I laughed and said to Becky, “And I had told you on the way here that I hope I don’t pass out.” I then apologized to the two guys that worked there and they were so nice. One of them said it happens pretty frequently and they had had worse. Some people had urinated themselves. The other guy said that this was the first time he worked that someone had passed out. Well, I’m glad I could be your first, sir.

After a few more minutes, I was feeling much better and my color was returning so I stood up and we thanked them again and left. We stopped at a Subway to get a soda because Becky insisted I needed sugar. Then we realized that she still hadn’t paid and had left her license at the shop. I sat on a bench outside while she went back in to pay because I was still totally and completely embarrassed.

On the way home I could not stop laughing just at the absurdity of the entire situation. I had passed out and I wasn’t even the one that got the piercing. Becky said that when she heard me fall, she whipped her head around and instantly had an adrenaline rush so she didn’t feel light-headed anymore.  Obviously one of us was bound to pass out, so I thought I would just take the bullet for my best friend. :)

My brothers instantly noticed the band-aid on my neck when I got home. I explained and they both just laughed. When I got back home from work today, Steven saw me and just started laughing again. I stated that it was not my fault that I got all the crappy genes! My mom and dad are both out of town but they are coming back tonight. Should be interesting explaining to them why I have a band-aid on my neck….

Hey there, 2013

I have to remember to write the date correctly now. :P

My New Year’s Eve wasn’t super exciting, but it was fun. Steven’s girlfriend came over, and then I had a couple of friends that came over as well, including Andrew. Steven’s girlfriend doesn’t come over often, so it was fun to hang out with her. We started the evening off by watching Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, a movie I hadn’t seen before but really enjoyed. And then we played our annual tradition of The Farming Game, despite the naysayers. For the first time in about five years… I lost. :O To win, you have to accumulate $250,000 in assets and Steven ended up winning, though by the end we were all donating him money for him to win, haha. It’s a great game.

Andrew and my friend, Emily, and I headed out to a chain diner for a late night snack at about 2:00 AM and got some shakes and fries. It was really fun because I haven’t seen Emily in such a long time, since I’m off at college and she got a part-time job, so she works a lot. It’s the first time I’ve seen her all break, actually. But I hope to grab a bite with her again before we leave to go back.

It had snowed quite a bit over night, so the cars were all covered with snow and ice. Andrew’s such a gentlemen; he scraped Emily’s car for her. <3

Looking back at last year, I had three goals: to read more, to write more, and to remember what was important. I did read more books in 2012 than 2011, thought I didn’t meet my specific goal of reading all of the books that I own, but let’s face it; I didn’t even think that goal was really plausible because I just keep buying books. :P I didn’t write as many posts in 2012 as in 2011, but I did do better in NaNoWriMo this year, so I think that is about the same. As for remembering what’s important, it’s impossible to forget all the friends and family that I love. <3

This year, I can only really think of three goals:

  1. Read 52 books this year. I’ve not done it before, but I know I can do it if I make time. I love reading, and by making this goal, hopefully I’ll just force myself to make room for it!
  2. Have a 3.5+ GPA this semester. I got all my grades in for last semester and I got all A’s and an A-! Woot! I was pretty proud, considering my French class was hell; I’m not really sure how I pulled that off. My overall GPA was a 3.9, so I think that having a 3.5+ is very plausible as long as I just keep focused and work hard.
  3. To blog more. It’s not a big issue if I fail this one, I would just like to keep my blog a more active. I tend to disappear and then sporadically update with five new posts in one week. So I suppose consistency would fall in there, too. I was pretty all over in 2012, so let’s hope this year’s a bit better with 2013. (Though, I’m still trying to get my time management all figured out with college, so we’ll see how this goes, haha.)

If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve given the site a bit of a revamp, to celebrate bringing in the new year. I’ve cleaned the site up a bit by deleting useless pages and I have a new simple and clean theme which I really love. I really liked my last one, but I was getting tired of it and needed a change of scenery. I just like the crisp, organized, cleanliness of it. Amidst my life of chaos, haha.

Aaaand I’ve finally gotten around to doing something I’ve been meaning to do forever: I’ve added the first and second journal of my trip to France and Italy!! You can find them under the visitor section (or I will be linking to them). My travelblog that I had intended to create just fell through; I just didn’t have enough time for it and for this site. So I’m going to be uploading them bit by bit, and hopefully will have them all up by this summer! I’ve added a bit of an introduction for those that aren’t quite sure what I’m talking about, or for those who’ve forgotten. I already shared Journal #1 with you all summer of 2011, but that was quite a bit ago, so I’ve re-uploaded that one. I added Journal #2, which is completely new and exciting! :D

I hope you all enjoy them and I’ve love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave comments on them! I think that in the future I’ll do some kind of journal type things with my trip to Greece/Turkey/London, or maybe favorite memories. I haven’t decided yet; no one may even read these journals, so we’ll just see when the time comes!

I feel great after getting all of this done today. Tomorrow I work in the morning with my mom, and then I’m hoping to catch up on some blogs and catch some tweaks on here that I may have missed. And lots of reading. :love: I’ve finished the book Graceling by Kristin Cashore (which I would highly recommend) and I’ve started the sequel, Bitterblue, so I’m excited to read and finish that tomorrow!