So... it's only been, what? a year since my last post?
Blame it on college. Which I started and all. SHA-BAM! But I am going to post more. I promise. I even put a link to RED in my bookmarks toolbar so when I'm bored and have no purpose I'll see it and be like "well, I can post a blog now I guess."
Did I tell you all I got a wicked-awesome scholarship??!! This is old news for me, but new news for you guys. Oh yea, $20,000 big ones people. 4-year scholarship, I get $2,500 a semester. And what a big help it is, definately would not have even been able to GO to MSU without it. We can all thank the MCWT (Michigan Council of Women in Technology) for the scholarship. And my winning this scholarship has been so great that the MCWT has asked me to do a whole bunch of stuff representing them. They kind of asked me to be their "Spokesgirl" because they think Im so interesting and well-spoken. Go figure. So I went on the radio once, was interviewed for one of their benefits, and just recently I was asked to become one of the 2 student ambassadors for them from MSU. Good times.
Also, this is a pretty good story I guess: I got a job!!! well, another job, one at MSU. So now I can go to school and work, and when I come home I can work too. Money, money, money. When I first started college, I had my eye on a web design position with the Statenews.com, the local online version of the popular campus periodical. Being the huge procrastinator that I am, I did not apply until 1st semester was almost over. Nonetheless, a few weeks later I got a job interview that I thought went pretty well! However, one of the interviewers said, "I see you have knowledge of ArcGIS! So... why are you applying here?". But I explained to them that while I knew GIS, web design was my real passion and my real career goal at the moment. After some thought though, I wanted to be safe and secure in job for 2nd semester so I took the guy's advice and actually applied for a job with the GIS department at MSU. Haha. And then it turns out I did not get the web design job but did get the GIS job. And I make more money and have super awesome hours. So it all worked out. Thank you Statenews man.
College is of course great. I really like the environment, learning and social. To be real honest, I'm not the "party girl" that everyone kind of expects of me, since I go to MSU. Whenever I go home my friends are like, "oh come on, Hannah, you go to State, you party all the time!" and in truth, no. Really, I don't. I went out on Halloween to a house party where one of my friends live (had a fan-fricken-tastic time) and haven't party'd since. I WANT to though. Just recently went shopping and bought "going-out" clothes. I have gone to UofM with Sarah quite a few times and partied there with her though. I guess I just like UofM parties better. There I can make a fool of myself and never hear about it again at MSU. lol.
Only a few more months of my first year of college. It has gone by pretty quickly I think.
Right now I am watching Harry Potter and the Champer of Secrets and all I can think about is the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando that is opening in April. GODDAMMIT I AM SO EXCITED. I even applied for a job there, lmao. But only for funsies. There is a good 98% chance that even if I do get the job I'll still stay home and work in my current GIS-nerd job. Working at Harry Potter World is pretty nerdy too, though.
Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow, everyone! Me and my boyfriend, Tom Welling, will be thinking about you. haha, j/k! but really, I love Tom Welling. More than Melissa loves Johnny Depp.