Friday, October 29, 2010

Seester!

So for the last 2-ish weeks my mom was planning to visit me this weekend and come to the football game (and sit stand in the student section) but instead my mom decided to give up coming to see me so that my sister could come see me! She got here yesterday afternoon, right about the time that I was getting ready to take an exam and right about the time when there was a reported gunman on campus. In reality it was a guy carrying a replica weapon and everybody freaked out for no reason. Lucky for me, my exam got cancelled and my sister picked me up! I'm super glad that she is here and I'm pretty sure that we will have a fabulous time.

Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Enchanted Rock & Thunderbirds

I know I promised to put up pictures from my wonderful but super busy weekend trip, and here they are finally! Just for a quick recap, Andrew, Erik, Shala (pronounced Shayla) and I got up super duper early Saturday morning to drive to Enchanted Rock and do some quality hiking. I am one of those girls who NEVER went hiking as a kid, not to mention I'm waaaaay out of shape. Needless to say, I was dying in the first 5 minutes. Before hiking we ate our lovely packed sandwiches, thanks to the boys. And of course had to take a bathroom break. Erik's original plan was to camp overnight, but it didn't work out. In case you didn't know, the higher we went the windier it got so I apologize for the hair mess. On to the pictures!

This was about a quarter of the way up, just to make sure that everyone hiking was on the right track

Like I said, I got really really tired and was stopping all along the way :)

Eventually the boys had the idea of carrying me up the rest of the way, which I refused, but still made for a good picture

Getting closer to the top!

If you stand on this little thing you are at the highest point on Enchanted Rock. I felt so accomplished for making it all the way up there because the last little part had a very steep incline and I was afraid that I might not get enough traction on my shoes and I would slip and fall and roll all the way down and die. Sometimes I have a crazy imagination...


Such an amazing view!

You can see for miles...that little windy road is the road we came in on



This was my best attempt of getting a pictures of us with a nice view, and not have my hair going everywhere.


After we reached the top, Shala and Erik went on their way alone so that it would just be the two of them for the proposal. She was so surprised! She completely had no idea what was going on. And of course she said yes! I was so worn out that I wasn't in the mood for much more hiking so we went back down and relaxed on a bench.

You can read all about the mythical powers of Enchanted Rock :)

And of course I had to get a picture in front of the sign to remember the trip, even though it was pretty unforgettable


We got back Saturday night and had a little party at my place, and I kicked everybody out at midnight because I'm an old woman. Just kidding. But I was exhausted and the next morning would come too soon for a trip to the Wings Over Houston Airshow!

Andrew's all-time favorite jet, the F-15. He wishes they would do a flyover, but all we ever get are F-16's and F-18's (don't ask me what the difference is, all he says is that they are more awesome)


For the main attraction, the Thunderbirds performed! I should add that the Air Force Academy was going to give Andrew a full ride for basketball but instead he came here! Yay! Anyways, he thinks the Thunderbirds are sooooooo cool. Personally I like the Blue Angels more (they are the Navy jets) because I have seen them peform more at other airshows. By the time they got started, I was grumpy and hot and exhausted and didn't want to stick around. But Andrew snapped a few pictures, none of which I like but I'll share anyways.

Their second flyover, there are 6 jets and normally they divide up 4 and 2 and fly together. Andrew was like a kid in the candy store. No joke


Four jet formation

Two jet formation


My personal favorite is when all six jets fly together, but sadly I wasn't able to snap a picture of that. We also stopped at Andrew's house going both ways, and mooched a meal from the parentals. His mom is so sweet and Andrew tells me all the time that she loves me a whole lot. Which is awesome because she might be my possible-mother-in-law and not my monster-in-law one day :) oh, after this weekend I realized that I have the worst shorts tan line EVER. It looks so goofy. Oh well.

Thanks for sitting through all my interesting (or boring pictures) and I hope you enjoyed them! I highly recommend going to Enchanted Rock or the nearby city just to check it out. I am actually really dying to go back to the town because it is one of those small touristy towns with a home grown feel.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Love-Hate with my Nail Polish

I have a love-hate relationship with fingernail polish. I love it on my toes, even though its kinda hard to get all the way down there :) and I love every single color of the rainbow. But for some reason I think it looks odd on my fingernails. Maybe it's because I don't wear it often enough so I'm not quite used to it. Or maybe it's because I grow my nails out naturally and think long nails with polish just looks weird. I got fake nails about a month or so ago (you can read why I had to get them here) and because of that, my nails suck. Like, they break and tear all the time. And it is driving me CRAAAAAAAAAAAZY. So I figured that if I were to paint my nails, they would look better and stay intact. And they do, I just don't like the way they look. Andrew noticed my nails immediately and didn't really like it mostly because he has never seen my nails done. Plus I painted them a reddish-maroon color and he says that every time he looks at my hand he thinks it's blood and freaks out for a second before realizing what it is. Funny guy.

Do your nails ever look weird with nail polish? How do you manage with it?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick Weekend Recap

This weekend was one of those crazy-busy-holy-cow-when-will-all-of-this-end weekends. I don't think I've ever been happier on a Monday. To put things in a nutshell, Friday night was Boot Dance for my biffy Sammie, Saturday was proposal day at Enchanted Rock. Andrew's roommate proposed to his sweetheart on top of a rock (haha, he gave her a rock on a rock, get it? yeah, kinda lame I know). Sunday I went to Wings over Houston with Andrew and I was miserable almost the entire weekend. Don't ask me why, it was just a bad weekend for me. I promise I'll post more later after sorting through the ton of photos I took. If you don't know, I am one of those people who always forgets her camera. Well this time I didn't! So I have a ton of pictures and I have to figure out what to do with all of them since I'm pretty sure you won't wanna sit here and look through 50+ pictures of random stuff from the weekend.

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Changing Again?

If you know me at all, you will know that I am slightly obsessed with colorful things. Okay, definitely more like crazy-psycho-must-have-it-if-its-colorful obsessed. And I mean colorful EVERYTHING, from markers to my room decorations. I love bright colors, and anything that sticks out and catches your eye. Which is why I love my background and header on my blog :)

But then I got bored with it and started looking at other backgrounds. I know you must be thinking "GEEEEEZ you're gonna change it again??!??" And I almost just did. Like not even 10 minutes ago almost changed it. But as I started looking through all the other designs, I realized none of them were as awesome as the one I have right now. None of them caught my eye like this one does. Although it may be a little distracting and too matchy-matchy for some people. So for now it will be staying the same and it might not ever change.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Path

"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark." Barbara Hall

Yeah, I'm going back there again with the whole OT school and uncertainty thing but it will all work out in the end. Some of you need to hear this today :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cramming

We all do it. I've been especially bad about it this semester, mostly because I have more reading than I have ever had in my entire college career. I have 2 exams this week, a paper due, a quiz, and a ton of online homework assignments. And I know that its not good to cram because you won't remember any of it, but how can you manage with an exam nearly every week and not cram? I feel like I am always studying and reading and I haven't had a break since last Christmas. I so desperately want to just chill out for a weekend and not have to do anything or worry about anyone but me. This weekend might have been one of those relaxing weekends, but I made plans without even thinking about what the rest of my schedule looks like. I am so ready for a break and some r&r time.

Please tell me you feel this way too!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Drinking (slightly gross)

So I am in the process of studying for one of my exams this week, and I was reading in my book about aversion therapy, specifically covert sensitization. This requires alcholics to imagine upsetting, repulsive, or frightening scenes while they are drinking. And then it listed some scenes therapists may tell a client to imagine. Which totally grossed me out (mostly because I had a bad experience when I was little with the scene being imagined).

I'd like you to vividly imagine that you are tasting the (beer, vodka, rum, etc.). See yourself tasting it, capture the exact taste, color and consistency. Use all of your sense. After you've tasted the drink you notice that there is something small and white floating in the glass--it stands out. You bend closer to examine it more carefully, your nose is right over the glass now and the smell fills your nostrils as you remember exactly what the drink tastes like. Now you can see what's in the glass. There are several maggots floating on the surface. As you watch, revolted, one manages to get a grip on the glass and, undulating, creeps up the glass. There are even more of the repulsive creatures in the glass than you first thought. You realize that you have swallowed some of them and you're very aware of the taste in your mouth. You feel very sick and wish you'd never reached for the glass and had the drink at all.

Yes I know that this would never happen but maggots just gross me out. We had a ton of them in the trashcan one time and I opened the lid and several flies swarmed around my head and a few maggots got really close to my hand and I have goosebumps just thinking about it. If you're still reading, that is why I will never become an alcoholic.

Back to studying!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Possibilities

"Dwell in possibility" Emily Dickinson

On Friday there was a health career fair in Rudder and I have started to think that there is a possibility that I won't get into OT school. And that's okay with me. I've come to realize that my plans might not be what God has in store for me. The OT schools are insanley competitive (more than nursing schools) and hard to get into plus there's only 6 schools in the state, and if I don't get into a master's OT program there's always the option of being an OTA (occupational therapy assistant). From what I've heard recently there is no difference between the two minus the fact that OTs have all the paperwork to do where as OTAs just work with the patients. I think I will like that more honestly. I'm not a fan of paperwork, but then again, who is?

PS. I've been trying to update more frequently, are you still reading as often as I update??

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wienerfest and a 5K

Hope y'all had a fabulous weekend! I have decided that Wienerfest is my new favorite fall outing to attend in the B/CS area! Its put on by a couple that lives in CS and backed by the Brazos Animal Shelter. There was so much going on, and it was a blast! The morning kicked off with a 5K run/walk, and Sammie and I walked the entire way. I got my heart rate up and I had to slow down several times so she could keep up with me haha (its cause of my long legs). We finished barely under an hour, I think my time was 59:32:02 or something. And in case you were wondering, a 5K is just under 3 miles. After that we checked out the t-shirts and saw several adorable costumes! There were weenie races, weenie costume contests, and even things for wannabe weenies! It was so cute and it makes me miss my weenies that much more. So next year, I'm gonna do the 5K with a dog! Hah! And stay for all the other events.

The rest of my weekend was pretty uneventful, I saw Easy A and Daybreakers, both were enjoyable but I definitely loved Easy A 10 times better. And of course a heaping amount of studying, and a large amount of procrastinating :)

How was your weekend?

Friday, October 8, 2010

One Joy

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"One joy scatters a hundred griefs." Chinese Proverb

I've had so many stressful things hit me this week and so much going on this week that I forgot to think about all the good things in my life. Hope this is a reminder to all of you in case you have forgotten too. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Murphy's Law

Not too long after I met Andrew, he told me about Murphy's Law when I was having a really bad day. It says "anything that can go wrong will go wrong". Sounds pretty much like the downside of life. And that's where I'm at this very instant. Things have gone completely downhill from yesterday. I think I've hit rock bottom and I hope it doesn't get worse. The clutch pedal in my car needs to be fixed and I took it to 3 or 4 different places, all of which said they either don't do repairs or didn't have the time to fix it today even though it takes about 10 minutes to do. The rest of the day just had minor occurences that pissed me off and I hit my boiling point about 2 hours ago. My Internet stopped working on Sunday and I have had no luck getting it back up. I'm hoping that it can't get any worse from here, but I will let you know. Sorry I'm such a Debbie Downer!

WEDNESDAY UPDATE! Took my car in this afternoon and I left with a new hydraulic slave cylinder in my car that cost me $134. Its the thing that holds clutch fluid and it was leaking and needed to be replaced. Fantastic. Maybe now things will get better.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Case of the Mondays

The weekend couldn't last long enough. Today has just been one of those awful days where nothing goes right and I'm to the point where I'm just ready to give up with everything. I stayed up really late last night and got up early this morning to study for my 2 exams, and for one of them that studying did not pay off. Which makes me more nervous about how I did the other one. This semester is really big for me because my GPA is hanging on by a thread, and I'm sure you've heard me mention a million times about the steep requirements for OT school (most places require at least a 3.0) and I am freaking out. Just a little.

So I just feel down and kinda bummy and I am so whipped already that I don't know if I will make it through this week and I have no motivation to do much of anything. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers :)

On a much happier note, today Andrew and I celebrate being together for the last year and a half. Crazy I know! Its unbelievable that he has been able to put up with me for this long. AND that I've been able to put up with him! Eventually I'll share the story of how we met with all of you ♥

Saturday, October 2, 2010

There Already??

Wow, I can't believe that I've reached my 100th blog post already! And I can't believe that it is already October! But this cooler weather is ahhhhmazing. And since it is my 100th post, I figured I would make a promise to make this blog slightly more interesting. I know for those of you who read this you're either thinking "yay! her blogs are going to be awesome to read!" or "there was nothing boring about your blog in the first place...it's yours, duh." so we will see if you like it more or less, or if it just happens to stay the same.

Anyways, last night me and several friends went to see this and it was awesome (since I love most of the movies by M. Night Shyamalan, and I'm a sucker for scary/suspenseful movies) plus it had a great message behind it:



Andrew was able to figure out who it was in the first 10-15 minutes. Lucky guesser. If you want to go see it I will totally go with you :)

After the movie Andrew, Erik and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings because I was starving (we ate at Cotton Patch and they totally messed up my food and I was extremely disappointed but didn't want to say anything because I didn't want to be mean). Also, I have this fear that someone will spit in my food if I send it back. Disgusting. Getting back on track, we went to BWW then came home and watched Underworld: Evolution. Not my first choice but still a good movie.

Have a fab weekend!