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Thursday
Feb032011

SNOW! and plenty of it.

     So, I pretty much decided that there is no excuse for me not too blog, since I've been stuck at my cousin's house for three, going on four, days now. We have never had a freeze like this that I can remember since I was a child, so it's definitely something I'm not used to, as I'm sure other Texans aren't either, unless your from the Amarillo area. We now know what you feel nearly every winter...and I'm pretty sure I don't like it! Haha.
     Paatan and I have gotten so much done, and by that, I mean we have eaten so many different things and watched different TV shows. Also I have this theory that TV makes you hungry. Subliminal advertising is well and alive today. We were watching this show, "Kendra," and of course they are at this bar eating freaking BBQ wings, and philly cheese-steaks. What happens then? WE WANT TO EAT...and it's 11 at night. Ain't gonna happen. (also we found out that Kendra fake cries, a lot. waahhh! haha! =P)
      Another thing about snow days...you totally forget about the things that make the world work. We had to have rolling blackouts to counter the huge amount of energy that people used up since everyone has been stuck at home. I guess we just don't think about that. How many people during the day use energy at just one place, like your business, instead of being all spread out and sucking up that energy like we do when we're at home at night, which gets a break still when you sleep. Crazy to think about it, when you have time.
     Also, the people who still work even though the roads are treacherous. Like my mom, for instance. Due to her job being at the Department of Transportation. She has been working her butt off to help keep people notified of the road conditions.
     Well, here's to getting out of the house soon! 

Monday
Dec202010

It's almost here. Christmas!

     So I haven't blogged in months...sad day. I think my last post was on Oct 3rd. It's kind of ridiculous that I pay for this service, and rarely use it. I'm guessing that should be my new year's resolution...to actually post regularly on here. Anyway...
     So we have been super crazy at work (Candies by Vletas). We are like little elves at the North Pole, only we don't have magical powers or anything, haha. Yesterday I busted up about 300 or more pounds of chocolate. It's definitely a work out. I use just a small sledge hammer, basically...and people probably think working there is easy...see we have to bust our butts sometime too. :)
     I just wanted to thank all the people who come in and are so joyful and thankful, because that makes the work so much worth it, and seemingly easier. Otherwise, it's those mean old grinches...yes, it's true, they really exist: People who can be rude even around the 'most wonderful time of the year.' Do you know how we take care of those people?!   .....   We actually just smile even bigger, and tell them Merry Christmas on their way out, because honestly, if you're feeling that bad, something must either be really wrong or you're stressed out about getting everyone you know a gift...so we try not to take it personally.
     Just try to remember that this time of year...A smile can go a long way, even brighten someone's day, you never know what has happened to them before you see them.

Merry Christmas Everyone :)

P.S. I made the picture.

Sunday
Oct032010

three brothers...and a cousin!

     It's so crazy! It must be love in the air. My three older brothers (oldest to youngest), Matthew, Nathan, & Thomas, have all gotten engaged! Great news, huh? Could it get any better. Well, yes. My cousin, Taryn, has gotten engaged, as well! So that's four engagements, within a month of eachother, wow.
     So Matthew & Emily have dated for, I think, six years. They hope to get married on, hold it: 11/11/11!
Isn't that pretty cool? I think so. Nathan & Sydney have dated on and off since like high school, I personally can't give a length of time, that's how long. They plan on getting married in March of 2011, but aren't tentative on the date yet. Thomas & Megan were the latest in my immediate family to get engaged, but are the first to wed! They have a date of November 20, 2010 @ 5 in the evening. Taryn & Andrew even more recently got engaged, and they will tie the knot on May 14, 2011!
     Ah, young love. hehe. Congrats to all the great couples getting married. Here's to ya!

Wednesday
Sep082010

so...anxiety is hard to live with.

     So generally I start my post off with a little update on what the heck it is that I've been doing lately. Well, that would be a whole lot of nothing, just school and work. I know that it's kinda sad, the time I waste away when I could be doing something productive or fun. It's kind of hard to do that, when you're basically afraid of the world you exist in. Anyone else feel like that? I mean, I'm not trying to just be a buzz-kill, but it just seems that I never have done anything fun in my whole life. The times I tried to have fun, were just overwhelmed with the fact that I was constantly worried about anything and everything.
Examples:
     School: I constantly felt like I was going to be sick, like throw up in front of someone. This feeling was mostly from that stress that I thought I was going to be sick, so it's kind of a viscuous circle.
     Band Trips: Oh my. These were fun, when I could stop the constant worry that I would be sick on the bus. My stomach was in knots, constantly. I always was nervous of the same thing on field when we were performing. I know most people get nervous, whatever...it's called performance anxiety, and it is sometimes good, the endorphins make you perform better, as a kind of homemade performance enhancement. Not for me. It was excrutiating. Although it was also some of the most fun, or close to it, that I could have had.
Regular life (ha): I guess in what you would call the regular time...like what would include hanging with friends, going to the club, movies, etc. I never did that stuff. There was probably two to three times that I can completely remember doing anything like that. The thought of doing that and leaving my bedroom, or house, for that matter, anywhere out of my comfort zone, and it was not good. I would have panic attacks...even going into a grocery store, or into a restaurant for more than a few minutes could send my spiraling into overheating, with cold sweats, and being nauseous, and feeling like my throat would close up.
     So basically, I live my life, the same as I did back then, but now with help from medications, and a few deep breaths, from time to time, I am trying my best to get out there, as they say. I still am not a social person. I really try to put my toe into the big pond every once in a while, but it is a difficult thing to do.
     So, um, that's about all I'm gonna write for now. If you want to say something, leave a comment!

PEACE

--Way

Thursday
Aug192010

up next...

     Math & Website Dev! I'm going into my third term at Kaplan in a few weeks. It's been pretty easy so far, or remedial, I should say. This coming term is making me a bit nervous though...Math!!! Okay, so I have done math since I've graduated high school, I use a register at work, so I know my basics. On the whole Algebra and Trig, Geometry though, It's been a while...
     Same thing with website development, I feel like I know some, but not a lot...It's weird because it's school, so I guess I'm going to learn, but I feel like I should already know some. Maybe it's just me...

--Thanks for reading
--Waylan