I don’t think I even know what college is?

I have two important announcements.

The first (and the one I’m totally most excited about) is that I finally have Photoshop. And not JUST Photoshop…I also have Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator CS5, After Effects CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Soundbooth CS5, Adobe OnLocation CS5, Encore CS5, Bridge CS5, Device Central CS5, and Dynamic Link. Yes, I did copy that from my university’s website.  🙂

Something cool I’ve learned to do…

Here’s a picture of Alan, Marta, me, and my sister in Washington, D.C. Pretty normal stuff.

THEEEEN I take my Photoshop and end up with THIS.

Seriously like what the heck haha. The coolest part is that it fills in the background for me (!!!) I didn’t do it perfectly but hey. I’m still learning. 🙂 I don’t know ANYTHING about Photoshop/the other Adobe stuff, but I’m learning more errrday 🙂 The best thing about being enrolled in college (and specifically a branch of Purdue University) is the discounts on software. I mean, this stuff is about $1200 at Best Buy, and I got it for $20. That’s like…a 98? 99?% discount. Helps having an engineering school getting you deals. Thanks, Purdue!

Secondly…and more blahhh-ish (so I will ramble less about it haha), is that I start college today. I actually like school, but never having gone to college before, I’m pretty intimidated haha. I don’t even know what I’m doing or where I’m going ha. It’s like first day of kindergarten all over again! But I’m not gonna cry this time. Maybe.

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The bad thing about good books, also known as The Lament For Lost Chronicles…

One bad thing about good books (or one bad habit of mine concerning good books) is that I literally can’t put them down. And I somehow always start them around 10 p.m., which means that my eyelids don’t close until somewhere roughly between 3-5 a.m. One of those holycrapimsotiredbutIcouldntputthisbookdownevenifiwantedto kind of feelings. Where you’re totally dead the next day, but it’s 100% worth it.
I was fully planning on a wonderful literary insomnia date tonight with The Magician’s Nephew, which brings me to my other point.

The second bad thing about good books is when you can’t find them when you REALLY need them. For example, I’ve just spent the past 45 minutes searching for my mom’s boxed 1970 edition of The Chronicles of Narnia, which look something like this (except for the first book but…whatever):
I pawed through titles like Himnos de Gloria y Triunfo (seriously), The Hunger Games (admittedly good, but not what I’m looking for), The Message (meh), Breaking Dawn (uh…why do I own this again?!), numerous self-help/parenting books (not mine!), and the Bible in at least 6 different languages. I got excited when I saw a boxed set, but it ended up being The Lord of the Rings. Sad face. I can’t even find The Screwtape Letters or Mere Christianity. What is wrong with this house?!

So this is my dilemma. I lose, my parents lose (because I keep waking them up for new ideas where to look for the beloved series), and the books lose the chance to make me happy. The only one who wins in this situation is my employer. Bath and Body Works, you will have me tomorrow morning, mind present not in other worlds but in your strongly Secret Wonderland-scented environment, and unfatigued from having lost the chance to stay up all night. I hope you’re happy.

P.S. If you have any idea as to where I can find these, or if you have a set and are willing to let me borrow them, LET ME KNOW (…please).

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