How does a quick recap of random for the week sound? Good? Awesome!
Staying with The Sailor's aunt and uncle is awesome - they're seriously the sweetest people in the world. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm so ready to be on our way. I need to get back to some sort of routine, which is next to impossible when you're staying at someone else's house. Not to mention I feel like a total heffer. Have you ever heard that the more you eat, the hungrier you get? Totally true! I just keep eating...and not working out...::blah:: Every morning I wake up and I'm like "I'm totally going to go for a run" then I step outside and it's at like 95% humidity and I realize I would probably die if I tried to go for a run. So I'm sticking to as soon as we get to California, I'm getting back on track. I expect all of you to hold me to it...
I also colored my hair red this week. It didn't turn out as bright as I wanted it to, but it is brighter than I thought it would be. However, taking pictures with my phone doesn't show any red tones in it whatsoever, so I don't have pictures to share with you - just believe me that it looks awesome. And I'm totally taking to the role of sassy-redhead, haha.
Our marriage certificate was ready to pick up, so we went and did that yesterday and then went to the social security office to change my name. Crazy, right? Well, I refused to drop any part of my maiden name, so now I have 2 middle names. If I wasn't afraid of getting weirdo stalkers via the internet I would totally share my whole name with you, because it's pretty freaking awesome. However I don't trust the internet that much...
When we were at the social security office I realized I had to sign the form and I looked up at the guy who was helping us as I was about to sign my "old" name and I was like "wait a second, do I have to sign his ::points at the sailor:: name?" And the guy chuckled and was like, "well, in 24 hours 'his' name will legally be 'your' name in the system, so yes ::chucklechucklechuckle::"
And then I realized I had no flipping idea how to sign my name! It starts with an H - couldn't remember how to do a capital H in cursive. After I figured that out I hit a lovely little speed bump when I realized there's an S in my new name and I hate lowercase cursive Ss. Grrrr.
Needless to say I spent a solid portion of the afternoon trying to come up with a way to sign my new name. I still haven't settled on anything. I'm strongly considering working on something that ends up looking like a big, barely legible squiggle:
Last bit of randomness for today - so realizing that I couldn't even take pictures of my rockin' new hair color totally made me realize how I couldn't survive a cross country expedition without a real camera. But I didn't really want to spend a small fortune on one. So I turned to my favorite website, Craigslist, and found this awesome camera (Kodak Easyshare Z981) for $60!!!!!
All in all, I've had a pretty awesome week new hair, new name, new camera...my new life is totally starting to come together! How has your week been?
Until next time...