Friday, July 30, 2010

Who Wants a New Flat Iron?

Me ME MEEEE! Allison over at Smart and Sassy with Sprinkles is doing one of the best giveaways ever, a Misikko flat iron and shine shield. If you know me, you will know that I love my hair (that sounds slightly vain) and I try to keep it in the best condition possible. Sadly, I don't have my own straightener and totally need one with all the hair I have! Before moving off to college, my mom and I shared her Chi and once I got to college I didn't care about messing with my hair that much and didn't bother buying a flat iron. Sometimes I would just use my roommate's straightener which is slightly gross. Anyways, it is time for me to have my own. This seems like the perfect thing for me. So go check out Allison's review and enter the giveaway!

p.s. Seth is leaving tomorrow and tonight was the last time to see him. I'm super sad that he is leaving and that he lives so far away (he lives in Visalia, CA) but we took TONS of pictures and I promise to post them either tomorrow or Saturday. Also, the great east texas balloon races start tomorrow! Big deal up in these neck of the woods. My favorite is the balloon glow on Friday night. I haven't been in a few years, and I might actually go this year (assuming that I stay in Longview for the weekend, I want to leave Saturday so I can get back and start studying for my finals, cause Lord knows I haven't done anything in that department and I need to kick butt on them) if my schedule works out.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Home

Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home
Mmmmmmmm

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
'Cause this was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home
--Michael Buble

I'm going home tomorrow to see my family and my cousin from California who flew in for the week. I am really looking forward to it :) its gonna be a bunch of Amazon freakishly tall people around. Promise I'll take lots of pictures.

This was us TWO YEARS ago, and a lot has changed since then.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Super Excitement

When I was home last weekend, my mom mentioned that she saw Mr. Geeslin not too long ago. Totally weird that I met Emily freshman year, and that our parents work together occasionally. Small freaking world. Anyways, he was talking about how Emily was going to be getting her ring in the fall and asked when I would be getting mine. Sadly, my mom couldn't remember what I had told her. Which brings me to my super exciting news! I checked out the Aggie Ring website and they have my ring date listed!!! EEEEEEKKK! Its November 12th :D and I absolutely cannot in any way possible contain my excitement! It just shows that I'm one step closer to getting that fabulous piece of paper and closing a huge chapter in my life. In a way its bittersweet, but right now I'm just overjoyed and ecstatic!


This is exactly what my ring will look like, but instead of the "10" it will be "11" WHOOP! And I want my name engraved too.
And the best part is that my mom wants to pay for my ring as an Aggie mother-daughter thing. As if she hasn't helped me enough all these years! Oh and just fyi, my mom is class of '83. I have several extended family members that are Aggies too and I know they will all be just as excited as I am for finally getting my ring.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kitchen Disaster

With school and work every day, I rarely get to sit down and enjoy breakfast. Not to mention this entire week I've been eating leftovers that my mom and dad sent me back with. This morning I decided that I wanted to cook again, and that I would make pancakes. I got everything ready, and turned on the burner I would be using. I turned back around to keep mixing the batter and turned back around to see smoke rising from underneath my skillet. I thought to myself, "why the hell is smoke coming from my burner??". So I turned the fan on, which only made the smoke worse. I lifted the skillet off the burner to find that there was an open flame burning on the drip pan. OMG WHAT DO I DO??? I CAN'T BURN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT DOWN!! I turned off the burner and the fan and did the only thing I knew to do and took a deep breath and blew on the fire like a candle (since fires can't survive without oxygen) and it immediately went out. Of course, the smoke detector went off but that only lasted for a few seconds.

I started to think, okay, what could be down there that would catch on fire? And then it hit me. Last Thursday when I left to go home, my roommate was planning to cook hamburger helper that night for dinner. When I got back here on Sunday and saw all the nasty dishes piled up in the sink, and I also checked to see if she used the dishwasher. Nope. Great, my roommate is a complete pig. On Monday I saw that she had used one of my other skillets to cook her dinner in, and it was sitting in the sink, hamburger helper all over the sides and the bottom. And then it hit me. She had cooked the hamburger helper and let it get down under the burner into the drip pan and never bothered to clean any of it up or even tell me about it, which led to it catching on fire and me to freak out. My roommate finally got up around 1pm and as she was walking out the door I stopped her and confronted her about it. Of course, she denies the entire thing, but who else could have cooked hamburger helper on our stove using one of my skillets? I haven't cooked at all since I've been enjoying my homeade leftovers. So I sternly told her that the burners work exactly like a grill and if something is left behind, it will burn off. And that next time she needs to clean up her messes, or even tell me and I'll show her how to clean it up.

Maybe she will learn a lesson, but I doubt it. She doesn't seem to be taking her responsibilities very well as an adult living on her own.

Next on my list of things to buy for the apartment: fire extinguisher.

Friday, July 23, 2010

So True

This is exactly how I feel right now, I am so glad its Friday! The only downside is that I have nothing to do and no plans have been made with anybody. Maybe its a good weekend to just be lazy and do absolutely nothing but watch movies, or go swimming or something fun. My budget is a little tight and I am saving every penny until rent is due, so if you have any suggestions or ideas that don't cost much, or you just want to hang out, don't hesitate to call/text me :)
What are your weekend plans?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New and Improved!

Today while checking out my blog, I saw in the upper left hand corner that my background would be deleted TOMORROW :( definitely not cool. And so began my hunt for a new, cuter background. It took me about an hour or so to get everything set up exactly the way i wanted it, and taaaadddaaaahhh! Hopefully this one will be here to stay.

What do you think of my new and improved blog?

I think I'm lovin it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ultimate

I finally pushed myself to start working out! Yesterday evening several friends (mostly people I didn't know) and my roommate met up at Simpson Drill Field for a game of ultimate frisbee. I have never played ultimate, and it was totally intense and awesome. Which, by the way, is my new favorite way to run :) I love when you can have fun and still get in shape at the same time. Ultimate went on for about an hour, and I was kind of completely out of breath ready to fall over and die winded. After a short break, most people left and I decided to get some more cardio in, cause you can never do too much cardio! I got back to my apartment, and jogged all the way around sorority row. Not bad, huh? Then I did a quick workout with my abs, and was completely worn out. Today at work, a few mentors were asked to go around campus and check out our assigned community rooms for the fall semester. Some of them WILL NOT WORK and others are a great spot. So hopefully with those that don't work, we can get some new room assignments :) checking out those classrooms led to an hour and a half walk around campus in the heat of the afternoon. I'm talking like 3:00 in the afternoon here people! It was killer. Needless to say, I am feeling the burn even more now. Maybe tomorrow I'll just go walking instead of running & jogging.

I also saw Inception tonight, loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it! You absolutely have to go see it!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Home Decor Excitement

Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a fantastic weekend, I know I did! (minus one of the worst sunburns ever). As most or all of you know, I moved into my first apartment back in May, and I've been trying to decorate and slowly pull things together to make it look like a home. On Saturday my mom and I went to Tyler to pick up my bridesmaid dress which you can see here and then we decided to drop by one of my favorite discount stores, Ross, and see what goodies we could find. I ended up spending over $100 on stuff, but it was definitely well spent. I've already started working on decorating stuff but there is so much more to do! And now I actually want people to come over to my apartment since its really looking good. Did I mention how much I love Ross? I could spend all day there. Hopefully I can swing by the store here in CS and find other lovelies that I'm looking for :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Burn Baby Burn

So yesterday I went with Megan and 4 of her friends to Hurricane Harbor for the day and it was so much fun! The night before I talked to my mom and we discussed about what a danger it would be for me to stay in the sun and how I needed to be extra careful. I'm on Accutane (for almost 6 months) and they really stress staying out of the sun. And I knew that I would have to be extra careful and make sure to reapply several times throughout the day. Of course, I had to have Megan put sunscreen on my back and shoulders. We left the park a little before 6pm and by 4:30 I was already able to tell that I had burned really bad. To make a long story short, I got a really bad sunburn and it hurts like HELL and it should start peeling any day. But it feels so great to have finally gotten out in the sun, at least once this summer and it was totally worth it :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gotta Get on the Ball

I have been trying desperately to get myself to start running and doing a core workout in the evenings for the last week. I first thought it would be a good idea to get up early in the morning and that was a complete failure. So Tuesday night I was all set to work out and then realized that I had homework. Last night was movie night, so of course no exercise there. Today I am going home and I will be driving when its time to work out. Therefore, I need to find something to sacrifice and make exercising more of a priority if I want to lose any weight at all!

If anybody wants or needs a workout buddy or needs to get motivated like me let me know :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Are You?

I won't say that I am particularly happy right now, but I'm not sad or upset about anything. I don't have too much to stress out about, and I'm just working through my summer classes at my own pace. I really miss Sammie even though I spent the whole weekend with her. It seems like summer is going by extremely fast and I am so ready for the fall semester to start! Plus I've really been missing Andrew even though I got to see him for the 4th of July. Its really hard when you get accustomed to seeing the one you love every single day and then all of a sudden they aren't around for a month at a time. But hopefully I will get to see him again before he comes back to CS for school (which is about 6 or 7 weeks away and I don't want to wait that long before seeing him again).

So ask yourself today, are you happy?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Big Weekend in Bartlett

I am back from my fantastic weekend of visiting Sammie! I left early Friday afternoon that way I could spend as much time with her as possible. We cleaned up Sammie's room a little on Friday evening and then didn't really do too much. Saturday morning we woke up bright and early at 7am to get to Sammie's EMT class that her mom teaches. But first we stopped to pick up donuts, which were delicious! All day I got to play the dummy as they ran through different tests, including open fractures and broken femurs and spinal problems. And the rest of the day we did 2 different simulations, a car wreck and the aftermath of a tornado. I really enjoyed it. For dinner we went to a delicious Mexican restaurant and just went home and watched several episdoes of Glee. This morning I woke up to a text from Andrew, and didn't do much but watch more episodes of Glee. The rest of the day was spent cleaning the rest of Sammie's room and then we went to Whataburger for lunch, and after that I left to head back to CS. My evening was spent unpacking and watching tv, plus I squeezed a few hours of homework in after watching True Blood! All in all it was an awesome weekend and I hope I get to go back and see her before the fall semester starts. I hope so! And Sammie is planning to visit sometime in August :D

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wisdom Removal

My friend Blake is getting his wisdom teeth out today, and I know he will do just fine during the operation room. To make him feel a little better, I told him about my experience of having my widsom teeth removed. When I was still in high school (and still wearing braces) my orthodontist noticed my wisdom teeth were coming in, and sent the x-rays to my dentist to confirm that if my wisdom teeth were to stay in they would eventually push all my other teeth together and screw up the work from FIVE YEARS OF BRACES. About a month later, I had an appointment with one of the few maxillofacial surgeons in Longview. My initial appointment was to make sure that everything would be okay during the surgery and that they really needed to come out. A few weeks after that, my parents and I sat waiting for the nurse to call my name to prep for surgery. They warned me it would be freezing in the operating room and that I wouldn't remember anything. They were right. The last thing I remember was sitting in the freezing OR and the doctor telling me to count backwards starting at 10. I only got down to 8 before passing out.

I don't remember much after the surgery, except that the sun was super bright when walking out to the car to go home. I remember being really thirsty. When we got home I immediately grabbed a cup and got some water. My mom warned me not to drink too much too fast since my mouth was still numb. I gulped down some water and started choking! The water had rushed to the back of my throat without me feeling it and I would have to guess that it went past my epiglottis and on down to my trachea. My mom freaked a little, and after that I didn't want any more water haha. I slept most of the rest of the day, and was really sore for about 2 days. The only other bad thing was the holes left behind; I had to be extremely careful and not get food trapped in the holes (totally impossible to do..) and I went to see my doctor again a week later and they packed the holes with some awful smelling and tasting paper towel material to keep the bacteria and food out of the tiny holes. Plus, it gave me an excuse to eat extra ice cream :)

PS. I am headed to go see Sammie this weekend and I AM SO EXCITED! Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cookie Disaster

Late last night I decided that I really wanted some chocolate chip cookies. I realized that I would have to go out to the store in order to make said cookies, but instead wanted to use the recipe that my grandma gave me over the holiday weekend. The recipe is as follows.

1 box cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Add a handful of whatever tickles your fancy (I wanted chocolate chips). Drop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown/golden edges.

When the 10 minutes were up, I did the toothpick test with my cookies and they were all still too gooey in the middle. Don't get me wrong I love gooey cookies but not that gooey. So I left them in for another 4 minutes and pulled them out. I let them cool, and about 15-20 minutes later decided that they smelled delicious and I was ready to devour them. The bad part is when I took one off the cookie sheet the bottom was burnt :( like crispy burnt tast that spreads through the entire cookie. Gross. I'm not quite sure what to do differently. Maybe it was the fact that I made my cookies HUGE. I've found other recipes that call for the same things just with different amounts. I will continue to figure out this recipe until I find the perfect combination!

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gotta Prioritize

Okay so I know I've once again been a bad blogger and I haven't updated recently. To fill you in on everything would take forever, so I'll just go over the big details. Last Thursday was my anatomy final and one of my midterms. I was going on about 4 hrs of sleep and was just praying that I would do good enough on both to pass. I didn't feel very confident about the anatomy final, but I did pretty well on my midterm. I got home and my roommate was just starting to cook dinner and I was extremely anxious/nervous to see my anatomy grade. Finally 8pm rolled around. And guess what. I made a 75 on the final! Woohoooo! Definitely had to celebrate. About 10 minutes later my best guy friend from high school, Marcus, and his friend Ryan called me to tell me that they were heading to CS and wanted to go out. Perfect! So the four of us went to Chili's and then came home just to hang out. I got some well-earned sleep Thursday night, and woke up Friday morning to head to Houston and see Andrew, and my mom (and the rest of my family..)

What a weekend. I got to spend a whole lot of time with Andrew, my mom, and the rest of my family but also threw in a moving day. My cousin was moving back from San Antonio and needed a ton of help. It took about 2 hrs to get everything into his apartment, and thankfully the rain held off long enough for him to get moved in. The only thing that I regretted last 4th of July and regret once again is not going with Andrew and instead staying with my family. Yeah, I know, family is important and stuff but everybody was doing their own thing elsewhere. Not like it has been in past years when everyone is together in one place.

Additionally since I saw my mom, I got lots of new kitchen goodies. My favorites include a Hamilton Beach grilling machine, a blender, and a whisk! Haha yes, I am excited about a whisk. However my apartment is still missing a few special touches, which will just take time to find. Things have slowed down a little since anatomy is over, and my weekends are starting to get busy! But my health classes are still going on, and its definitely harder to make myself get up and watch the lectures when I would really rather sleep all day long.