Tuesday, May 12, 2009


IT'S SUMMER!  Well for me, it has been summer for nearly a week now.  It's super glorious.  So far, my days have consisted of nothing.  Lounging, biking, reading, nothing.  I love it.  I was looking forward to summer quite a lot, mostly because I just wanted to be done with freshman year.  Not that I didn't love it!  Because I did thoroughly enjoy my first year of college.  I do miss my college friends though -- Mike, Luke, Matt, Ben, Ben, Andrew, Brian, Ryan, Ryan, Joey, Carsten, Bryce, Erica, Heidi, Amanda, and more!  We had some pretty fun times :)

Anywho, I've got quite the summer reading list this year (and a movie watching list, but we've already discussed that).  Currently, some books are my list are:

-- Pledged (reading now)
-- Shelter Me
-- Summer People
-- Q & A
-- Nineteen Minutes
-- The Alchemist
-- Me Talk Pretty One Day

And others.

What are my plans for this summer (besides reading) do you ask?  Well, I will tell you.

:  Find a job (preferably SOON)
:  Get into shape (stupid college)
:  Jet-ski/boating
:  Sch-wimming
:  Paint
:  Not think about school
:  Finish putting away my college things
:  Learn to be a more successful cook (pico de gallo!)
:  Write a short story
:  Attend many, MANY movies
:  Lay out and watch the stars
:  See as many firework displays as possible
:  Attend every county fair in sight
:  Devour sweet corn
:  Road-trip
:  Go to the Harry Potter exhibit in Chicago

Okay, that's a lot of stuff right there.  Probably a little overwhelming.  You more than likely didn't want to know all of that.  

Alright, I gotta go, but thanks for reading!  Dad's barbequing tonight, how exciting!

Website of the day:  www.etsy.com/color.php?ref=pf_nav_colors
Song of the day:  Kristy, Are You Doing Okay? by The Offspring

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

it's been awhile...

Approximately... seventeen days.  Oufta.  I bet you missed me.

Anywho, I'm currently in my second dead week of my college career.  It's really not that dead, actually it's kind of lame.  We're not supposed to have club activities or anything outside of classes (which is true, because we don't), but could the teachers not give quizzes or homework? Cause that'd be awesome. Like... super awesome.

I've been procrastinating pretty bad lately.  I just don't want to do any of the things I have to do.  I can't wait until summer. ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT.  This is calling my name ---> 

What else have I been up to??  Well it was my birthday not too long ago, but it was also my sister's prom.  I shouldn't say "but".  It was my sister's prom on that day too!  It was fun because I got to help her get all ready and take some pictures as well.  I'm glad she gets to experience prom because it really is a lot of fun.  Not to mention, her and her date looked pretty good.  I personally loved the dress she chose.  (See below for photo.)  Yeah, they're pretty classy.
Anywho, I made this nifty mosaic today.  It's really sweet.  I've found Flickr, hahhaha (it's where I got the pictures).  I know people have been using it since practically forever.. but I never realized how awesomely amazing it is!  People take such great pictures.  I would absolutely love to be a photographer, sincerely.  There are so many things I want to do it's insane.  Oh well. Hopefully I find time for it all!  Between an aspiring magazine writer to either a English or Spanish teacher, to a book store owner, and then we gotta fit the photography in there!  Oh man.

Oh.  So here's the mosaic:
I like it anyway.
So, hmmm... I suppose I should work on my final for my teaching class?  I think that sounds like a good idea.

Anywho, have a superb day!

I forgot to tell you... I have a secret obsession with the Jonas Brothers.  I probably couldn't even give you a solid reason as to why I like them so much.  It's actually pretty dang bad.  I, personally, am pretty open to any kind of music genre, so there's no way I'm going to shut them out because they're "pop" or "girly".  Have you listen to Nick or Joe sing?  Really, they have some pretty decent vocals.  Granted, they are not my absolute, all-time favorite group/musicians, but I do enjoy their music.  It's feel good!  Their music makes me happy. Sometimes all the depressing songs just get old and I don't care to listen to it.  Lovebug is my personal favorite Jo Bro song.  Seriously, it makes me smile.  

Okay, so where was my point with that??  Right, I'm going to their concert this summer. :) Anddd.. on their new album (due out in June, Rolling Stone magazine calls it one of the year's 45 biggest albums) they have a song called Poision Ivy.  YE-AH.  I'll just say it's about a girl who's intoxicatingly hard to resist.  

I suppose now is a good time to mention that they wrote it about me?  

You could call me cocky.

Alright, so I'm gonna peace out now.  Sorry again about that Jonas Brothers rant.  I'm sure you think I'm most definitely ridiculous.  What can I say?  I do not disagree with you.

Website of the day:  www.flickr.com
Song to check out:  I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked by Ida Marie

Saturday, April 11, 2009

rowdy dogs

My little dog, Ellie, loves to bark. Seriously. You stick her in the backyard and all she does is yap her fool head off. It makes me feel bad for our neighbors because sometimes we just get annoyed with her and leave her out there. We should probably just bring her inside and scold her. If she's barking at people outside though, she does get a good talking to. Just look at her though... she's too cute to resist! And she's sassy. Super sassy. For Christmas 2007, Emma and I bought her that flashy little collar she's got on. Yeah, then she felt pretty dang sexy.

If a dog can feel sexy. I guess I really don't know.

Anyway, I was sick this entire past week. It sucked something major. It all started out with a stuffy nose, then it slowly proceeded to throw up and nastiness. I missed two days of classes and am currently two and a half chapters behind in my psych reading. No biggie though, right? Hahhaha. I honestly just cannot wait for this school year to be finished. I get the feeling that after freshmen year it gets a little easier to adjust to the new college life.

Next weekend I'm coming home (again) for my little sister's prom. It should be a fun ordeal, as she has purchased this really pretty dress. And okay, that chick is not my sister. Unless you chop her legs off at the knee and color her brown, then it could be questionable. I do love the dress though, I think I would have picked it for myself had I been going to prom again. It'll be exciting for her to get her hair all done and all the jazz.

Last night, I saw the movie I Love You, Man. Gooood movie. It was rather funny. I went to it with my sister and my two cousins (16 and 14 year-olds). I believe they all enjoyed it as well. Lot of good quotes from that movie, definitely.

Okay, speaking of movies... would you like to hear my top movies to see for this up and coming summer? (The ones that I know of anyway.) I think you do, so here they are in no particular order:

Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian
Disney Pixar's Up
Land of the Lost
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Now, here are some others that sound like they have quite the potential for being ones I will see:

Angels and Demons
The Taking Of Pelham 123
Year One
Public Enemies
Inglourious Basterds

That's all for now. I will try to keep you updated on how those movies turn out. That is, if I have the money to attend all these! Oh, but I forget that there's a new, cheap theater in town! Ohhh the glory.

Well, I suppose that's enough for now. I should shower and maybe visit some family while I'm in town.


Website for today: http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/

Good music: That's Why I'm Talkin' to You by Jon McLaughlin

Thursday, April 2, 2009

V8 and triple majors

Sooo... Thursdays.. eh?

I'm currently not accomplishing my English outline for the huge research paper I have to do. Okay, not that huge. But, it's six pages and my topic is the psychological effects of divorce on children. Yeeahhhh. It's okay though, I can handle it. I actually love writing papers as long as I can write them about what I want to write about. Anyway, I'm supposed to have an outline done for it because I have to meet with my teacher for a "conference". Should be good.

I love spring. Sometimes I think I use the word "love" too often. Some people say, "OHMYGOSH, I LOOOVEEE PUPPIES!!" I don't care for that. I like to switch up my adjectives. So actually what I wanted to say was, I have a strong inclination toward spring. (I seriously hope that makes sense cause I just looked it up in the thesaurus.) ---Insert picture of thesaurus here. Sorry, it's not letting me put up pictures right now.---

Oh. I'm supposed to let you know that I'm talking to the most kick ass person right now, and no it is not Aerosmith...it's B-Ritta. That's her little shout-out.

V8's new juice, V-Fusion is the most amazing juice ever. I was very skeptical on trying this juice, but it is absolutely delicious. You'll have to look for it in stores. It has a full serving of both fruits and vegetables, but it doesn't taste like veggies at all! I've seen three flavors so far: pomegranate berry, strawberry banana, and peach mango. I've only had the first two cause I'm not a fan of peach, but it's probably good.

So.. I'm thinking about adding another major??? CAN THIS BE POSSIBLE? So far I've already got a double major in Journalism/Mass Communications and English Education. The other major I'm considering is Spanish. It'll only be an extra class a semester... but I don't know. I think I'm going to study abroad next summer in Spain, so that'll definitely help my Spanish-speaking skills! I can't help it that I absolutely adore that language. It's weird. Don't worry, I know.

Uhhmm... so that's pretty much it for today. I'm really hyper and I should get going to use this energy to get stuff done. Like that outline. AH!

Adios amigos.

Website of the day: Converse

Song that I'm diggin': Sweet and Low by Augustana

Thursday, March 26, 2009

food science SUCKS

Guess what? FOOD SCIENCE SUCKS. It's possibly the worst class I've ever taken in my whole entire life. Seriously! I'm not even being over-dramatic. There are not many classes outside of the math area that I complain about. Never will I voluntarily take such a class again.

Oh, yeah I have a test in it tomorrow. FML.

Anyway, on a better note, tomorrow is the start of the weekend. I'm doing a service project on Saturday at a softball field, which should be fun. I actually don't mind doing volunteer work and would love to do more. What I really would enjoy would be volunteering at the Humane Society. I was going to do that this year but I found out that you have to commit for a year and I don't know if they'd let me do that since I'm not here in the summer. It'd probably be worth a shot though. I love animals, especially dogs. I used to work at a dog breeding (coughpuppyfarmcough) and my favorite part was the puppy room. And I don't even say that to be one of those girls that's all like, "OHMYGOSH, HE'S SOOOOOO CUUTEEE!" They're annoying. Mostly cause they have super high-pitched voices that makes me want to physically take out their voice boxes.

Today we talked about euthanasia in my developmental psychology class, it was crazy. We were talking about morality and Kohlberg's six stages of moral development. I don't know how I feel about euthanasia. On one hand, if somebody is suffering and they know that they can't take it anymore, I could see why someone would do it. But what if they found a cure for whatever it is they had the next week? Then you have to deal with that guilt. I dunno.. it's quite the touchy subject and I think that's actually all I wanna say about it.

Just throwing this out there, but I love sparkling water. Really, who was smart enough to create tasty, bubbly water?? I tell ya who... Torbern Bergman. Yeah, just wikied that shiz. It tastes so delicious though. And it tricks me into thinking I'm drinking sparkling grape juice (also the shiz) because of the carbonation. Yummmy. I guess it can cause dental erosion, but really since when do people care about that? I'm thinking about going all George Washington with some nice, wooden teeth. Yeeahhhhh.

Uhhhmmm what else can I tell you?? I don't know that there is a whole lot else going on today. I absolutely can't wait for summer and some freedom from classes. I was thinking about taking summer classes but honestly? I can't take anymore classes right now, nor in the summer. I'm going to take it nice and easy.

The other day I tripped going up the stairs.

Yeah. I'm one of those girls. Oh, of course it was in the library where it's extremely quiet. What is up with that?!?!

I had a spanish test today and I kicked its face into the next millennium.

Okay I'm rambling now, BYEEE.

Link of the day: Kittens Inspired by Kittens

And I decided to add to the link a song I'm currently enjoying thoroughly.

Song of the day: Dead and Gone by T.I.

Monday, March 16, 2009

kit kats and tv

Kit Kats are the sustenance of life. At least my sustenance of life. I was craving one so bad today that I had to have my sister pick me up one from Movie Time. Those Kit Kats aren't even as fresh as the gas station ones! That just goes to show how desperate I was. I also annihilated a bag of Funyuns -- some of the best chips to ever grace the planet. And for those readers who don't know what Funyuns are, shame on you. Anyway, here's a picture to let you know what you're missing.

Right now I'm watching The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I've never even watched an episode. It's pretty decent. I thought it was gonna be all corny and stuff, but it's alright. There sure are a lot of teenage pregnancy TV shows and movies out. Juno... this show... Okay.. guess I can't really think of any other ones but it seems like there's a crap ton. Oh.. a commercial for the new show, Sophie, came on. That looks like a dumb show. My show of choice on the ABC Family network is Greek. I'm obsessed with that show. For those of you who don't know what it is, I encourage you to watch it on March 30th at seven PM for the new season premiere. It's more of a chick thing, but who knows.. guys may like it too. One of my favorite characters is Dale. He's the super religious guy who makes sure his roommate, Rusty, knows that Jesus Christ himself is sitting on his shoulders everywhere he goes. Hahahah, if I knew some quotes off the top of my head I'd shoot them off for you. You gotta watch for yourself. Granted, it's probably not quite accurate of college life, but it's entertaining at least.

My favorite show of all-time is definitely Gilmore Girls. I love the witty banter and sarcastic remarks that the writers incorporate into the show. I own every season on DVD except season four. I plan to wait until it goes on sale for $15.00 as it often does. It's on at four o'clock everyday on ABC Family, so WATCH IT.

The summer job hunt is on. It's so sucky that the economy is down the tube because I really need a job. I think I'm going to return to my job from last summer at the town newspaper, but I need another job on the side. For that, I'm thinking about applying to do custodial work at the high school. Hopefully that works out cause it'd be super nice to earn extra cash for college.

Man I wish I had some ice cream right now. I GOT NEW SHOES. This is exciting for me. The last time I got a good new pair of shoes that cost a decent amount of money was like... two years ago when I got my Converse. Mom must have been feeling a little crazy because she let me get a new pair of Converse (which are sweet) and a pair of Nikes (which I haven't owned since probably the eighth grade). Since I'm blessed with narrow fit (unlike the rest of my family), I can fit into pretty much any shoe. So finding them isn't so much of a problem. My mom, on the other hand, has a terrible time trying to find ones that are wide enough. It's not like she has duck feet, they're.. indian feet, as she calls them. Whatever, we'll go with that. I guess Nike makes shoes for people with indian feet because they're unnaturally wide. Go figure. Nike does everything.

Wow, that's enough talking for today. Gotta try to accomplish some spanish homework!


Today's website of the day (yeah, I know I've been slacking): F My Life


Thursday, March 12, 2009

spring break


Excitement is in the air. Especially for those who have decided to visit a tropical location for their spring break. That does not include me. My plans are to go home and R-E-L-A-X. I'm going to do my homework straight away so I don't have to think about it, then I'm going to curl up with my books that I've been wanting to read. Summer People and Shelter Me are the ones that I'm going to read. My sister also wants me to read Q and A (Slumdog Millionaire). I'm very pumped to read these and can hopefull get it done by the end of the week!

Anywhozzile, things have been going decently well for me. Megan and Chad visited last weekend, so that was incredibly fun and I was VERY glad to see them. We had a ball, then they had to leave Sunday around one. Stupid Daylight Savings Time screwed me over on sleep. I wasn't happy. It didn't help that we were hanging with the boys all weekend and most of them were sick. So not only did I contract sickness and was out of class for two days, Josh is sick and Chad is also getting ill. I hope they take the necessary precautions to avoid terrible sickness. Mine was pretty bad. I had a sore throat and felt like spewing yesterday. Not fun at all.

Yesterday Katie picked up my Bare Minerals foundation for me, as I couldn't get into town. That was nice of her (if you didn't know, Katie is my roomie). I love that stuff. I don't exactly love the price... Good foundation is good foundation though! My aunt got it for me a couple of years ago and I loved it. But I ran out and couldn't get to a Sephora anywhere near me, so I settled for the Sonia Kashuk brand. Good stuff too, but just not the same.

Wow.. who knew I could go on about make-up for so long? Not me.

Have I told you that I want to intern at Seventeen magazine? Well.. I do. I shot them an e-mail yesterday asking what all I need to do to prepare for applying for it. Hopefully they get back to me soon... it'd be my absolute dream to intern there! I'm going to work my tail off so I have a better chance.
Okay, more late.. I gotta go eat!