I Saved All My Pennies For The Well

Well, what do you think? My first made from SCRATCH theme. Whoo-hoo. I think it turned out rather well. The drop shadow didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped but it’ll do for now.

I had the worst weekend. I went home because my dog was really sick (not eating or sleeping, breathing really hard, and bleeding internally) so we put her to sleep on Saturday. I’ve been a basketcase since. This was the hardest animal to lose. God, I miss her so much. Anyway, to avoid a completely morbid post, I’ll move on but before I do, here is a photo of her:

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Other than THAT, I graduate in less than three weeks. I’m SO excited. I’ll get out of this 12×12 room or whatever it is and have a real life, as long as I get into law school. I still haven’t heard yet. Hopefully I do relatively soon. The road to my degree is a rather strange one, though. I screwed up at high school and I actually had to take the GED test to get into college. Today, there are a few pretty good online GED class sites, for example the GED Easy, but in my days it wasn’t quite like that.

Brandon’s been in Louisiana for almost the whole month of April training for deployment so we have barely talked. I miss him like crazy. Hopefully he gets leave to come home for my graduation which is highly unlikely but by then it will have been 4 months since we’ve seen each other. That’s a looooong time isn’t it?

I have a sinus infection. It sucks. I am going to drug myself so I can sleep tonight!

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How Much Money Do You Need To Live And Work Abroad?

Have you ever wondered whether you would be able to live and work abroad?  Have you wondered how to get the most out of your travels abroad?  Read on as our guest poster teaches us To Make A Living abroad.

 

Moving to another country, to learn a new culture, to find better weather or just generally a better way of life is a dream that many people have, but the reality of life is that few people ever follow this dream.

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Your Guide to Enjoying the Nightlife of Dublin

If you are thinking about a girlfriends getaway – party style – then read as Jim Dean gives us the scoop on Nightlife in Dublin.  There are plenty of fun activities and places to enjoy during your stay in Ireland.  

Dublin has one of the best nightlife scenes in all of Europe, perhaps because of its youthful student population and constant influx of adventurous travelers. This city is quickly becoming one of the best weekend destinations in Europe, and there is always a new and exciting nightclub to check out in Dublin.

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Are You That Person Looking For Handouts?

We live in a world where you have to work to call anything yours. You can’t be that person looking for handouts, or you will never get anywhere in life. No one wants to give you anything, but instead you have to make things happen for yourself. You can sit back and wait all you want, but you will be wasting valuable time.

There are some flashing lights you should look out for on your journey.

Lack of Motivation

Without your motivation you will be crippled no matter how strong you are. Your motivation is the butter to your bread. It’s the sugar to your tee. You need motivation, but many times it’s never there when you feel you need it through everyday hustling. At least that’s the way I used to feel about my motivation.

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A Guide through the Historic Places in Washington, DC

Washington DC has gone through a complex transition over the ages and currently has numerous historical places to behold. From its humble beginnings as a rural area with no development to its initial blueprint as the nation’s capital, to its expansion in size and growth in infrastructure at the onset of the 20th century, to its current place as an economic, political and cultural center, Washington DC is perhaps the most historically significant city in America.

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Tips and Tricks When Travelling with Your Partner

Vacationing with your partner should be a meaningful experience that will pave the way to bring both you closer together. However, this is only one side of the story. If you have even been on a vacation with your significant other before, you might have experienced the stress of planning and budgeting of the entire trip which might place a strain on your relationship, not to mention your constant togetherness all throughout the trip.

 

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If you have a couples vacation underway, you might want to take a look at these tips that are geared to make your trip together successful.

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One Week in Tuscany, How to Get the Most Out of It

Tuscany, a place to relax and unwind. Join us as we welcome Matt Kachinski as he shares how to get the most out of your stay in Italy. This destination is a frequented topic in our Travel News section. Stay connected with us and give Matt a warm welcome with some comments below. Enjoy!

There is a region in central Italy that attracts millions of visitors from all over the world each year. Its luxuriant hills covered with olive groves and vineyards, thick oak woods and combed by the hard work of farmers can be seen on pictures, paintings and wine bottle labels worldwide.

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Five Of The Best Ideas for Adventurous Family Holidays

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Berkeley – Family Camping

If the thought of an over-sized dancing mouse fills you with fear and being asked to enter a poolside belly-dancing competition isn’t your idea of fun, then worry not intrepid traveler as below are five awesome ideas for adventurous family holidays which will leave you excited, rejuvenated and down-right inspired.

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The Best Island Getaways in Thailand

Here are some ideas for Island Getaways in Thailand to give you the best options for your Thailand trip.

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The Similans © by Big Blue Ocean

There are hundreds of tiny islands in the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea, each it’s own unique little slice of paradise. The islands of Thailand attract millions of visitors every year from all over the world, all seeking the crystal clear water and white sand that was made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach in 2000. Some islands are tiny specks of land with almost no one living on them, and others are huge tourist havens with mega resorts. No matter what your idea of the perfect tropical island is, you are sure to find it here in Thailand.

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Trip Planning: Thailand

If you’ve dreamed of vacationing in Thailand, there is no better time than now. Thailand has a wonderful climate and offers a wide variety of things to do. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to the quiet tranquility of a quaint fishing town, you’ll find no shortage in choice when searching for accommodation. However, there are many things that need to be done well ahead of time and things you should be aware of prior to embarking on your journey.

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