Friday, March 5, 2010

Hey all! I'm alive... honest! I've just been busy. And I'm only going to get busier. I've got three major events for a class coming up over the next two weeks. Tomorrow we are judging the Vermont State Skills USA for table service. On the 14th we get to visit the Boston Food Show. And we have another event on the 18th, in-town luckily. We're going to have a lot of off-site catering events this mod. It's exciting, but so time consuming! I am also working now in the NECI snack shack. Nothing too glamorous. I may also start working in the cafeteria. I need money, so I don't really have a choice.

I paid off my $125 fine with the school for drinking on campus. I still have to pay $175 to the state. And I have to pay to take substance abuse counseling. Plus I have 16 hours of community service. I swear if I never drink underage again the sole purpose of that would be so I don't have to put up with all this bullshit again. My case manager told me to check with my health insurance to see if maybe they cover substance abuse counseling. Great idea, right? So I checked... Of course they don't! =/

Even though I have all those things to pay for I had to buy a new laptop for school. I bought it using scholarship money. I love it! I am relieved to have a working laptop.

Sorry for such a long absence. I'm doing fine. Sorry for the short check-in.

PS- IT FEELS LIKE SPRING! =] I wonder how long it will last? It's saying high 30's - low 40's for the next week and a half. How awesome is that? I'm sorry to anyone still struggling through harsh winter weather.


  1. I'm glad your fines are paid but too bad insurance doesn't cover the counseling! What a pain to go through all of this!

  2. Congrats on your new laptop!! Take it easy and go for life, we'll be here.. I'm the queen of being absent lately LOL

    Kisses from us.

  3. Isn't it crazy that the ins. won't pay for what could be SO important for some folks!!
    When I lived in community, I was sitting around the campfire celebrating a gal's 21st BD, & many of us reminisced on what we'd done. A couple of fellows from states where the 'legal' age was younger (19?) couldn't really remember what they'd done for 21!!
    Glad you've got a new laptop - hope it serves you well! I got one for designing n maintaining our office website (oo - think I need to update it again) & my son put the operating system on it - it's a lot of fun!
    Hugs & blessings

  4. I can't believe how strict the punishments for underage drinking are there! If they caught a 15-year-old drinking at school here, they'd probably just give them detention and contact their parents or something. Maye exclude them for a few days at most. Perhaps that's why we have so many problems with underage drinking here. Hm.

    It feels like Spring here too! It's still cold, but crisp and sunny, and all the flowers are coming out. It really improves your mood, doesn't it? I can't wait for summer now!

  5. Thank goodness we're friends on least I knew some of this stuff already. LOL

    You're a busy girl, indeed! Congrats on the new laptop.

  6. As for all those punishments, ridiculous, I say.

    I really don't think 1 drink qualifies as substance abuse.