This week seemed like it flew by! I'll summarize by doing a quick wrap up...
* I've actually been working a lot on blogging stuff, even though it doesn't seem like it! My last post was on Wednesday, but I'm trying to organize a swap for September with Nancy, I'm working on re-branding my blog, I recently joined a blog group called Blog Life Chose Me, and I added some features to my blog like a search bar and a place to sign up via e-mail. I figured now is the best time to be working on stuff like this since I'm not working but hope to be within the next two weeks. Keyword: HOPE
* My roommates and I are all caught up on Scandal due to several nights of binge watching! Good thing I don't have too long of a wait for Season 4 which comes out on September 25th. We're thinking of watching The Killing for our next show...I kind of want to watch Orange is the New Black but my friends watched the first few episodes and said they didn't like it, so maybe I'll just check it out on my own.
* I am still waiting on my Georgia teaching license, but I at least heard back from someone at the office and they said that someone will soon review my file. I will feel so much better once the actual license is in my hands. I still haven't even gotten my South Carolina one, even though I sent everything in by the end of June.
* This week, I did make it out to see Wish I Was Here, which was worth the 45 minute drive I made. I didn't like it as much as I liked Garden State, but it was still a good movie. Some parts were sad, some were funny, and there were plenty of teachable moments--just like in real life. The little boy in the movie cracked me up because he was a little mischievous.
* I was so pumped because I found a massage school where I could get a massage for $30-$35/hour. It was actually near the movie theater I drove to, which is on the south side of Savannah, so it was another long drive, but I figured it would be worth it for such a cheap rate. When I finally got there, I checked my phone and I had a missed call from the massage place. Since I was already there, I went ahead and walked in only to find out that they canceled my appointment because the student I was booked with didn't show up. She told me the guy didn't even have a valid excuse. I was pretty mad that I drove all that way for nothing, and the supervisor said something like, "What do you expect from a student?" That kind of rubbed me the wrong way because in the 1,000 hours of student teaching I had to do (not over exaggerating--we really had to do that many hours), I only missed one day EVER because I was very sick and of course got it from a kid. She told me to re-book and she would give me a discounted rate. After feeling a little pissy about it, I thought it over and ended up being kind of relieved because I was a bit nervous about getting a massage done by a man! Is that weird that I just feel more comfortable going to another woman? I've only ever gone to masseuses before, and I just don't know how professional this place is. I'm going to re-book and request a woman and hopefully have a better experience!
* Since I've been in Georgia for over a month now, I decided that it was high-time I got some barbecue! I bugged Everett and Jared about it, and they suggested a place called Rusty Pig BBQ. A lot of the recipes they use in the restaurant are family ones. As of now there are only two locations, but I don't know if they're planning on expanding. They played Christian music the whole time, and I don't think I've ever been to a business that has done that, so it did surprise me a little. The decor was neat--part of the walls were made of tin and in the bathroom the sinks were actual buckets. The food was absolutely delicious--I got pork barbecue, a side of Brunswick stew, and fried okra. Of course, I had some peach sweet tea to drink with it...I figured if I was going to have a Southern meal I might as well go all the way.
* On Saturday, Jared, Ev, and I also did some walking downtown on River Street. We went into some shops, and Everett bought a Savannah guidebook. There was a cookbook that was full of Southern recipes that I wanted, but I decided to wait to get it. We also stopped at the Savannah's Candy Kitchen and I finally caved and bought a praline. It was like my 10th time in the store without having one and I could resist no more. The best part about it was that it was still warm when I got it!
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