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Still Missing and Sad News

May 29, 2012

Hey everyone! Today is my FIRST DAY at my internship! Not going to lie: I am SCARED! Haha excited, nervous and a little scared! Mostly because I have no idea what I’ll be doing. I’ve been told where to show up at 9am. I don’t even know what exactly my hours are, what I’ll be doing and what I’ll be working on! Hopefully I’ll get that all figured out today!

Yesterday was the day of errands! I woke up and did a lot of cleaning around my apartment. I left right after finals so things were a bit of a mess! I also did Jillian’s 30 Day Shred, and I completely forgot how rough these are! I was sweating bullets!

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Afterwards, I walked a ways to turn in my lease for next year and pick up a new CTA card to use public transportation. During the school year we get what’s called a U-Pass, which most students get and they can use all public transportation with. That, however, expired at the end of the semester so now I have to pay for using the bus. Yes, I have to pay $2.25 each way to go to my unpaid internship every day… Oh the irony.

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After that, I headed to CVS to pick up a prescription and grabbed a bottle of water while I was in there. It was in the 90s in Chicago and all that walking around was leaving me parched!

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After that, I headed to my brother’s for some play time with Molly and to pick up my pets that he’d been watching over. Neville came home with me, and the hermit crabs… Well. Here’s the bad news. The hermit crabs have passed away.

Please, don’t cry! They had a long and happy life. I’m not sure what finally did them in, but they both passed away. And no, I don’t blame my brother. I’m actually pretty sure the bigger one (Padfood, aka Big Dude) was dead when I brought them over… Long story. He also gave a lovely eulogy. Very moving.

Anywho, let’s all have a moment of silence for Padfoot and Prongs.

 Padfood (“Big Dude”) ? – 2012

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Prongs (“Little Dude”) ? – 2012

The end.

Moving on…

This month I participated in Julie’s Book Club again. Julie writes the blog Peanut Butter Fingers and every month she selects three books that her readers vote on. The winning book is the Book Club Book of the Month and if you want to participate you can either just read the book, or also write a review on your blog. My favorite part of this book club is that it gets me to read books that I would never have read on my own, and this month’s book I definitely would not have picked up! I actually read the summary when voting and thought, oh no! Not this one!

Well I totally take it back. I LOVED this book!

The book this month was called Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.

The story is centered around a 32 year old realtor, Annie O’Sullivan, who is abducted from an open house by a man she’d never seen before. The story follows her difficult struggle through trying to fight back and then realizing the only way she’ll survive is to give in and do as he says. The reader discovers her story slowly, though sessions with her psychiatrist. I love that the author writes it in this manner because it’s completely from Annie’s point of view, looking back and explaining why she did what she did and how the situation made her feel.

Another thing I enjoyed about this book was that it was more than just the story of her abduction, it was about the aftermath of the abduction and the influence that had on her relationships with others and her life from then on.

But, the story doesn’t end there! I was pleasantly surprised by many twists and turns in Annie’s story, and honestly, I was a little scared!!! I actually finished the book in one day because I was reading it before bed and got so scared that I didn’t want to go to sleep in the middle of a scary part – so I kept reading until it was resolved! Haha, it clearly kept me wrapped up in the story! I’m not normally a fan of scary movies, but I really enjoyed this book because it kept me guessing and I enjoyed the look into the psychological aspect of being abducted as well as surviving and trying to go back to your life beforehand.

I highly recommend this book if you want a quick and interesting summer read. Perfect page turner for the beach!

 

Are you a fan of scary books?

What’s one of the most bizarre pets you or someone you know has had?

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29 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2012 7:49 am

    I actually wasn’t a huge fan of Still Missing – it kept me interested, but I think the premise of the book was too disturbing for me. I guess I prefer happier books! And I love doing the 30 Day Shred when I want quick workout!

  2. May 29, 2012 7:50 am

    So exciting! Good luck today. I hate how expensive the travel is especially when you are not getting paid! Eek

  3. myhealthyohana permalink
    May 29, 2012 7:55 am

    I’ll have to check out Still Missing…I was honestly scared to read it when I first read the summary too!

    Have a great first day of your internship!!

  4. May 29, 2012 8:14 am

    Good luck on your internship!!

  5. May 29, 2012 9:02 am

    good luck at the internship & have some fun 🙂

  6. May 29, 2012 9:45 am

    i can’t wait to hear how your first day goes!! i’m sure it’ll be great! 🙂 and i agree, those jillian DVDs always kick my booty! gotta love ’em!

  7. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) permalink
    May 29, 2012 1:04 pm

    Good luck at your internship!

  8. May 29, 2012 1:19 pm

    I am sad to hear about the crabs!! 😦 But have a GREAT day at the internship!! (Lamesauce about the bus pass fare. Boo!) I bet you’re having fun today…. 🙂

  9. May 29, 2012 3:41 pm

    Good luck at the internship today!!
    I’m a little behind in my blog reading and was kind of sad when I read about shopping at the plaza – that is what I do when I visit Craig and he is busy in class or something. If only I’d been visiting that day!

  10. Taryn permalink
    May 29, 2012 4:28 pm

    Just found your blog and looking forward to checking back more often!

    I started law school in 2010 am currently experiencing the joys of an unpaid internship as well.
    I’m still making my way through Still Missing. I was excited to read it and voted for it as the May book club read, but once finals were over I had a hard time forcing myself to read anything that was not required!

    • May 29, 2012 8:23 pm

      Thanks for reading, Taryn!!! And I hope you enjoy your internship! Haha I was the opposite – I was desperate to read something else!

  11. May 29, 2012 4:54 pm

    I might check out that book! I try to stay away from scary books because I can’t sleep when I read them, but this one sounds interesting. Good luck at your internship! First days are always the most difficult and overwhelming. I’ve driven 30 minutes to work for free before, so I know how you feel!

  12. May 29, 2012 7:47 pm

    Poor crabs. I’m so sorry for your loss. 😦 I’ve been wanting to read that book for a while now – I’m going to have to when I’m done with HP!

    • May 29, 2012 8:24 pm

      I appreciate your condolences. And you should read it, AFTER HP!!!! Can’t wait to hear how you like the books!

  13. Lauren permalink
    May 30, 2012 12:21 pm

    Aww crabs.

    I just put that book on hold.

    Do you intern 5 days a week? The unlimited CTA card would be a better deal I think. That’s what I have.

  14. May 30, 2012 2:24 pm

    A girl I know has a pet squirrel… is that odd enough for you? lol

  15. elise permalink
    May 31, 2012 1:06 pm

    i like the book reviews so keep em coming…my google reader has a post that i cant find now in which you mentioned the peach keeper. did you like it?

    • May 31, 2012 4:37 pm

      I accidentally posted that draft when I was trying to post for today, my review will be up tomorrow! Haha, and yes, I liked it. Definitely an good summer read.

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