My EPIC Friend, Caitlin “Awesome” HTP.

This weekend was fun and sad, all at the same time.


Yet another Orlando BFF is moving away. It feels like just yesterday I met Caitlin at the crappy 80’s themed bowling alley.




In our year of friendship, Caitlin has become one of the best friends I have ever had!


Wednesday morning, I convinced her to come on one last run with me before moving to NC. We ran 5.0 miles and gossiped the entire time, as usual.




I will miss  running together. Peeing in bushes (or being the lookout), singing Lady Gaga, and waking up before dawn to run 22 miles after celebrating will never be the same without my friend!


Friday night after work, the Orlando chapter of the “CaitlinHTP fan club” met at her favorite downtown spot, Relax Cafe at Lake Eola.





The outdoor music, cool night air, and the company of good friends made for a wonderful evening!




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After my dinner of beer and french fries…

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…we went for a quick walk around beautiful lake Eola.




Ashley used her camera’s self-timer for a photo shoot!





Good times, great friends. 😀


I sure will miss Caitlin, but I will definitely be visiting her! In fact, I already have a trip planned to Charlotte to see her!


Thanks for being an EPIC friend, Caitlin!!


❤ MegaNerd

The Final Final.

Wow, talk about anticlimactic.


This afternoon I took my very last final exam. Ever. Unless I go to graduate school, in which case, that doesn’t count. I couldn’t ever really get focused to study today, even though I tried. Hmph.


I went to class, took the exam, handed it in, and walked out. That’s it? I’m done? No, not exactly. I still have a few weeks left, a project, a presentation, and a few speeches to make. Other than that, I’m study free! 


I came home and whipped up a quick dinner of Italian chicken sausage, peppers, and onions stir-fry.



I ate a bunch of snacks while “studying”, and I wasn’t all that hungry. It was the perfect amount!




I had to make it quick, because my pals Meghann and Caitlin were over!




Meghann had never seen my new (now 5 month old) apartment, and Caitlin leaves on Sunday for Charlotte. We decided getting together at my apartment would be a fun way to spend the evening.




Meghann brought a summer ale beer (from Michigan, I believe?) for celebrating.




Caitlin and Meghann have been out of college for a couple years now, so I asked them about their experiences/feelings approaching graduation. It was really interesting to hear their perspectives.


They assured me that everything would work out okay, I won’t always have to be so strict on my budget (aka… i can’t buy fruit some weeks), and that I will eventually find a job, and settle into my new life post-grad. That’s what friends are for, right?



I’m scared to death, but so excited for what my future holds. Sit back, buckle up, and hang on!




❤ MegaNerd