@ShabbyChicBee: Ugh. Girl, just feel bad for her. She’s probably trying to convince *herself* that she doesn’t need a wedding of any kind because she’s realized even if she wanted one, she can’t really have it right now. Probably just trying to make the best of her situation.
@MsGinkgo: Yep… everyone just spends money on different things. It depends on what your priorities are. (For instance, having that huge Blu-Ray collection seems kinda dumb to me. They’re fairly significantly more expensive than DVDs and I don’t even LIKE them- they look kind of surreal to me. The first Blu-Ray I watched was The Dark Knight and it almost gave me a headache. But some people INSIST that it’s Blu-Ray or nothing. Personal preferences.)
I don’t usually need to vent, but I’ll participate today.
It’s not wedding-related, but I’m going to vent anyway because I have to drive two hours today, from Orlando to Gainesville, which is where my University is based, to go hunt down an advisor.
This is partly my own fault. I was waiting around on my study abroad transcripts to be mailed in so that all of the requirements for my Spanish minor would be met. I started getting nervous because it was taking so long, and did a degree audit and realized I could still get my minor even without those credits. So then I went to apply for that and for graduation.
Which is when I realized (back in September) that I’d messed around and missed the graduation application deadline by 5 days. Not the END of the world- the instructions were to speak to an advisor about being permitted to apply. Worst that could happen is that maybe my name wouldn’t be printed on the program or something (I don’t really care, just give me my degree!)
So, being a distance student this year, I e-mailed my advisor to explain my situation. No response for two weeks. I figure, okay she’s busy, maybe she missed my e-mail. I e-mail her again. Zero response. I’m getting kind of ticked at this point because I’ve never had a problem like this with the advisors before and this is, y’know, actually a PRETTY important issue.
I’d have gone sooner, but then I had already purchased plane tickets to go see my husband overseas, my grandfather had surgery to replace his pacemaker unit, and there was my cousin’s wedding.
So now today I have to spend 4 hours in the car for what will likely be a 15-minute meeting (I’ll get my minor sorted out and they’ll either tell me I can still graduate in December or I’ll have to wait until May), all because for whatever reason my advisor can’t answer an e-mail.
/end very long, whiny, bratty rant.