The weather here in Jacksonville has been retarded lately.
It has been hopping from 70 to 50 degrees overnight, not exaggerating. I swear the weathermen are just throwing random numbers into the forecast because they’re predictions are completely inaccurate every single day. I seriously have no idea how to dress for the day until I actually step outside.
Now only that, but we have pollen alerts and also excessively low humidity. Yesterday the humidity level was at 20%. Usually it’s between 70%-90% here on the beach.
So not only are my allergies acting up like crazy, making me sneeze, endure lovely headaches, and have itchy sinuses, but the lack of moisture in the air is also leaving my throat sore and dry.
I got a whopping 4 hours of restless sleep last night.
Thanks Florida, you’re the best.
At least we can go to the beach on those warmer days.
My brother and his best friend.
It’s been so blissfully boring around here lately. And by blissfully I mean it’s the crappiest thing ever.February 7, 2013
The last two weeks may have possibly been the most boring two weeks of my life ever. All that’s happened is a flu that struck conveniently two days before the 18th annual celebration of my successful trips around the sun, so I spent my birthday in bed, mostly fighting fevers, moaning, and wishing I was dead.
Mom had to remove any potentially harmful objects from my reach so I wasn’t tempted to take drastic measures. This included Fruit Rollups.
And not only that, but my wonderful family followed suit, and then my friends (who are always trying to be just like me because I’m obviously awesome) decided they would pick up the sickness too. One right after another. Christian for four days, then Cliffy for three, and now Chris has got it.
Guess what day Chris got it?
Two days ago.
On his birthday.
I swear I’ve texted the question “How are you feeling” at least 8 dozen times over the last two weeks. They started looking into restraining orders for texting. Luckily such a thing doesn’t exist so I was able to bother them effectively.
So now, a week and a half later, I’ve yet to have my birthday party. I have no idea when we are actually going to have it. Luckily, I just don’t really care that much.
Plus I managed to go outside on the porch for a few minutes to talk to Clifford on my birthday and we got into a food fight.
Then I made him clean it all up.
So that was pretty much the highlight of the day. Nothing else happened.
Nor has anything happened since. Except the Superbowl. We watched that. That was actually a pretty good game, even though being the Steelers fans that we are, there really was no winning for us. We were happy when the Ravens won though. Can’t have those 50minus1ers tied for SB wins with us.
Course, the power did go out. Everyone was quite confused at that moment.
We were all waiting for Bane to come out and be like “Hello citizens of New Orleans”
Sadly(?) that never happened and 5 minutes later they had fixed the issue and the game resumed.
Really I was just hoping for this.
Also never happened.
Since the both of the boys missed half a week of school, they spent the other half making up for the homework they missed.
Needless to say, we haven’t seen much of them.
Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
Until then, I have to find other ways to entertain myself. Like watching 5 seasons of Malcolm in the Middle and having text conversations like the one I had last night with Christian.
Christian: We are done playing.
Me: Ahoy matey.
Me: I turned into a pirate while you were gone.
Christian: Sweet. Did you find any gold?
Me: No way. This is legit.
Me: It’s contagious! Are you going to be a pirate with me?
Christian: Heck yes.
Now we can rule the seven seas.
Then this morning I sent this as school started:
Have a spectacularly awesome and piratey day!
Needless to say, today has been a pretty good day so far.
My hardcore Auburn and Seminoles fan friends went out of town for the week. They shouldn’t have given me a key.December 22, 2012
They got home today. First message I get from Christin? “Kait I’m home and so happy I can hang out with you because you’re the most awesome person ever!” was not it.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas evvvverywhere but here because we’re in Florida and Florida hates Christmas and happiness. What the heck Jerry.December 19, 2012
I don’t expect you to get it unless you’re really awesome. If you do get it, you win.
Mom’s yelling at me across the house at the moment because of this post’s title. “NO Kait just because it’s not snowing doesn’t mean Florida hates happiness. That means it LOVES people who can’t take the cold. I can’t believe you hate Florida.”
“JERRY DID IT. DANGIT JERRY!”
I’m sorry. No more Parks and Rec references. Probably. Maybe. I don’t know.
So the Herd, as we call ourselves(and by that I mean, I call us the Herd and no one argues because they’re kinda scared of me. It was inspired by Ice Age, ok?) decided a few weeks back to do Secret Santa this year. Mom helped out and was the moderator. We each drew a name out of Chris’s fedora and had two weeks to get a gift for our person.
What did we learn from this experience?
Most of us are really bad a secret keeping.
By the time we exchanged gifts, I knew who Ian, Chris, Christian, Joe, and Gabe had as their people. And several knew who I had.
What else did we learn?
We are really a pretty darn awesome group.
It wasn’t originally going to be a full blown party, but Christin and I decided that we should because that was the only day that we all were going to be around this whole Christmas vacation. Matt and Chris left for the whole break this morning and won’t be back until the day school starts.
After deciding to go ahead and throw a party, the plan was to order pizza. But Christin insisted on making something I could eat, I’m on a gluten-free diet right now(long story) so instead we ran to the store and got stuff to make sloppy Joes.
Best. Gluten free meal. EVER. Sloppy Joes on Fritos was so good…definitely a new favorite of mine. Nom nom nom.
Basically, it was a huge success. And we all had a blast. The night followed with a games of manhunt, basketball, Animal, and lots of laughter. I was so glad that we all got to hang out together as a group before everyone dispersed for different vacations. ;)
Yeah. We haven’t overwhelmed anyone. Especially not UK.
Clifford: Hey Kait, why did the Gators cross the road?
Me: Clifford, I don’t want to hear this.
Clifford: Kait. Kait. Why did they? Why did the Gators cross the road?
Me: Cliffy I-
Clifford: Because they couldn’t cross the goal line. OHHHHHH BURN.
*insert fist fight*
So I’ve really gotten into football lately. It may lead to my death having my friends across the street being Auburn and FSU fans, but I’m a Florida Gator fan. And this football season has been pretty darn awesome. My Gator merchandise has increased significantly. I now have a new Gator shirt, a hoodie, a jacket, a hat, a sign, a football, a bumper sticker, duct tape, stickers, and random other misc. It drives Christin nuts.
The Gators have won all but one of their games. It was a sad night when they lost to the Bulldogs, 17-9, but overall, this season has been a great one. Tomorrow they play Jacksonville State(I didn’t even know that existed…?) and then next weekend is the big FSU vs. UF game. It is going to be epic. We are all planning on gathering across the street and watching it together. The ‘Noles have had a pretty good season also, so it is going to be an awesome game. Sad for me since I will be the only Gator fan attending. It’s gonna be intense.
On another note, this conversation took place on our way to the library yesterday:
Mom: Matthew stop going “Uhhhh” in the middle of your sentences.
Matthew: Yes ma’am.
Ben: Yeah what are you, drunk?