Sunday, February 27, 2011

I Just Hate Being Burned Out

So tomorrow morning I have an exam for my Drugs class, and I've done no studying whatsoever. I tried studying earlier but that didn't quite work out and instead of studying tonight I watched the Oscars. Wuups. I'm sure I talk about this all the time (at least to Andrew) about how I'm going to suffer through another 3 and a half years of school. For me and my college career, I have gone through school non-stop (thankfully I've never done a winter or spring minimester, but summer school all the way) since starting in August of 2007. Thinking about that makes me feel kinda old.

On a much happier note (as in not school) I stopped by Petco to see Lainey on Saturday, but unfortunately they didn't bring her this weekend. So I'll have to go back again next weekend! This weekend has been rather uneventful, Sammie came to visit for the weekend but we've been bums. I think the highlight of my weekend--besides seeing the other adorable puppies at Petco--was that today the intramural team (team Winks!) I'm on won our 3rd consecutive game, which means we are going to the playoffs (and if we win there's something involving food I think) which will be after spring break. We won 75-44, once again with the help of the mercy rule. As usual, I was absolutely worthless on the court. Oh well.

I should stop procrastinating and get back go work. Gross. How was your weekend?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Deepest Desire

So I started this post the other night when I was studying but I never had a chance to finish it. And now that it's Friday afternoon I have time to tell you all about one of my deepest desires (or want/wish/whatever you would like to call it). In case you don't know, I am a total dog lover. Cats are ehhh, but I love two cats (Sockz at my grandparents house and Betsy's cat Sylar! They are not your normal lazy house cats). And FYI, I am seriously allergic to both. Like sneezy runny nose, watery itchy eyes, can't breathe out of my nose, and occasional itchy red welps all over my arms and legs allergic. And yet I still want a dog. In my life there have been 6 dogs (Mutton, Puddles, Blackie, Murphy, Daisy and Sammy) that I love and eventually I build up an immunity to them granted I hang around them long enough. So now for my story....

Last weekend when Shala was visiting Erik, we went to the indoor range Saturday afternoon. Across the parking lot from the range is Petco. Every Saturday and Sunday an organization called God's Little Creatures comes to Petco and brings puppies and dogs that need a loving home. While we were waiting for a lane to open at the range, Shala and I stopped by Petco. And I fell in love with the cutest dog. Her name is Lainey and you can see a picture of her here. I am absolutely in love with her, and I want her as soon as possible. The shelter has had her for at least 2 years, and she seems to be 3 or 4 years old, maybe even older (I didn't ask) especially since she had this sad, lonely look in her eye and if I had asked enough questions I would have taken her home with me. I hate that she hasn't found a home yet, but everyone else there was paying attention to the 6 month old puppies and I worry that she won't ever find a home. So I might just go visit here tomorrow and you should come see her with me!


Perfect, right?

If you can't read it, here they are (or you can click on the link below the picture for a better quality photo)

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me. It's crucial to my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.
5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.
7. Remember before you hit me: I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, or I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.
9. Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old.
10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: "I can't bear to watch it" or "Let it happen in my absence". Everything is easier for me if you are there.

Remember that I love you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shots & an Unusual Encounter

I'm starting to run out of catchy/cute blog titles (it was originally "a video and a weird story"). But that sounds a little better. I forgot to add a video that I wanted to show everyone to yesterday's post. You should read it first then watch the video. It adequately illustrates my Saturday night (and Betsy's too!)



If you read all the way to the end of my post yesterday, I mentioned something about starting to work out on a regular basis. I have a midterm on Thursday and I was up until almost midnight studying for it. I was so tired but I remembered that I had made that promise to myself. So I walked/jogged 2 miles, did some weights to tone up my flabby arms, and worked my abs so I can show off my summer body once it gets warm enough ;) swimsuit season here I come! Since I stayed up later than normal, my butt is really dragging today and I once again am feeling the need for a nap.

Oh, I have another weird/creepy/unusual story to share again! About 2 weeks ago I was heading to Koldus for an OT Society meeting. I walked towards the hallway and saw this really tall guy watching me (like, this guy is taller than Andrew and maybe even taller than my dad). When I got right next to him I looked and said "wow, you're tall" like I do whenever I see a super tall guy or gal. And he said, "so are you! you almost come up to my chin!" hah. Since that evening I have seen him 4 or 5 times just randomly around campus. I've seen him at the TAMU SCCC (students for concealed carry on campus) table a few times (because the table is stationed behind the Academic Bldg/in front of the Cushing Library area and every day my first class is in Harrington so I have to walk right by it and he's always working there). Yesterday he was working at the TAMU SCCC table when I wanted to get some info about their new t-shirts and upcoming CHL classes. He introduced himself to me, his name is Nick. Today I saw him as I was headed to work, but I was running late so I didn't really have time to chat. Then as I got ready to go home, he hopped on the bus, I smiled and said hi but that was the extent of our conversation. I think girls make him nervous cause he seems like that nerdy-I've-never-even-kissed-a-girl kind of guy. It's cool that he's tall (cause tall people are pretty awesome) but at the same time it's kinda weird. Okay, really weird. But he's nice, so I suppose I should be nice too (until he develops a crush for me and then he will be devastated. but I would feel mean for doing that. I've never had this sort of issue...I have no idea what to do). I'll keep you posted as to how this all goes.

Yay for unusual stories! Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Update!

Hey friends! Another Monday is upon us already! These last few days (since my last post) have been very exciting and busy, with the exception of Thursday. Absolutely nothing happened then. But Friday was filled with class and work, kissing Andrew goodbye for the last times this semester (hooray! no more work in Houston, boo for no more money) and hanging out with Andrew's roommate Erik and his fiancee Shala. The two of them had a few things to do earlier in the evening, so I just relaxed at home and got caught up on Glee (like I said I would) and Dexter (almost done with season 5). We went to go see Just Go With It, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. It was hilarious! I highly recommend that you go see it. Saturday morning consisted of a home-cooked brunch, cheesy eggs with biscuits and gravy, and can't forget the bacon! It was delicious. The afternoon was spent picking up my dress for Ring Dance, going to the range, Blockbuster, and HEB. Later that night we went to Betsy's ring dunk. If you want to see the video, go here. She did a great job and of course it's always funny to watch people afterwards. About 2 hours later, Erik, Shala, Deen (one of Erik's friends) and I decided that we should hit up Northgate :) and we had a great time! We went to the Dry Bean first, then the Tipsy Turtle before walking to Ihop because Deen wanted a burger and all the grills on NG closed at midnight. Sunday morning included church and lunch with Erik and his brother Andrew at my favorite place in the world, Newk's. If you haven't been, call me RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL GO. I was pretty lazy the rest of the afternoon until Andrew got back and we had our 2nd intramural game of the season. Once again, we won (50-20) and they stopped the game early (once again) because of the mercy rule in place. It was awesome. Our next game is Sunday at 4:45 at the Rec so you should come watch!

Today has been unexciting so far. I've been really tired this past week and I attempted to go to bed early. Total fail. I laid in bed for nearly 2 hours before falling asleep, only to wake up 3 hours later. Definitely not cool. I think I feel a nap coming along in the near future. OH I just remembered my exciting news. Shala asked me to be a bridesmaid for her wedding (of course I'm a third backup, the first girl had to cancel, and the second girl is an old friend so they aren't really friends anymore) so she asked me. Which means Andrew and I will walk down the aisle together at their wedding :) cuteness (but at the same time perhaps a little weird).

Oh, I think today I am going to start working out. For now just some simple jogging/walking and using my 5 lb weights to tone up my flabby arms. My sister and I have this funky problem, we grew so fast that our skin/fat/muscle hangs down on our arm when we hold it up. I'm sure most everyone has something like this, but ours is much more noticeable. So, if you need a workout buddy, holla at me :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Strange Feeling

Tonight I have absolutely NO homework. I made plans to catch up on Glee and Teen Mom. Only problem is that both are currently unavailable. So I've just been goofing off and playing on the internet. I'm sure there are things that I could get a head start on, but after my exam this morning (which I think I did awesome on) I feel like I deserve a break. But I'm not used to having this kind of free time on my hands. Andrew has been up to his eyeballs in homework so they only chance I get to see him is when I go to campus to study with him or Thursday nights when he comes over for The Big Bang Theory. I feel like we are in a long distance relationship. Its weird. But I'm adjusting.

So....wanna hear my creepy/weird story? Early last week my roommate showed up with a weird, creepy, gross looking guy. She never mentioned anything about it to me, and he just left today. Apparently he is from Kansas and came to visit because it was Valentine's Day. They met online. So my senses and tension have been through the roof. I didn't know anything about him, didn't know why he was here, and didn't know when he was leaving. Talk about creepy. Sometimes I was even skeptical to go to sleep. You would think that my roommate would at least give me a heads up about a stranger staying here for a week but apparently not. I almost called her parents, but that would just make a huge mess. I talked to management and there wasn't anything they could do. I'm just glad that he's gone. I also think that she's being a total hypocrite because of what she has said to other people versus her own actions aka telling them what they should and shouldn't do when it comes to meeting people. Makes me sick. Glad I filled you in :)

So this week has been a week of strange feelings. But this week is almost over. Whew.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shame On Me...

for not having updated in almost a week. Sorry guys. Things have been busy/stressful/irritating/chill/whatever else you can think of. A lot has happened since my last update. If I start to ramble, please forgive me :) I have several things on my mind currently that I should work on instead of this. Love my priorities!

So Thursday was rather busy, I had my first exam of the semester (which I totally bombed because I didn't want to study) plus work then OT shadowing. Andrew and Erik were supposed to come over for dinner but they both cancelled and I was mad at them. Mostly mad at Andrew just because we never fight (so the little things irritate me) so I guess it was good for us haha. I also drove to Conroe to meet my mom and sister. As you may (or may not remember) my mom's birthday was the 4th and she was heading to Houston to celebrate with her family. So Megan spent the weekend with me! Friday after my classes we did some shopping at Old Navy, Wal-Mart, HEB, and had a chill evening with dinner and the movie You Again. Super cute movie! Slightly typical ending, but Betty White was great! I also baked a red velvet cake in honor of Valentine's Day but it was a total flop. The cake didn't get cooked all the way on the inside and was overcooked on the outside. And I knew Andrew would hate the frosting, so I have an entire cake to eat by myself. It might just get thrown away. We'll see.

Saturday morning Megan and I got up and drove to Houston to do some shopping at the Galleria! Ooooooh, Ahhhhhh! Not really. I didn't find a single thing in any of the stores we went to. Oh well. So goes shopping when you're a giant. We spent about 6 hours there, and left just in time to have dinner at Andrew's house! His mom was so sweet to have us over for dinner, I couldn't stop saying thank you. Sunday we didn't go to church because we were exhausted, instead just had pancakes and got on the road to meet my mom in Conroe again. As soon as I got back from Conroe, I had to get ready for my first intramural basketball game of the semester. Holy cow I am beyond out of shape. And I had to play the entire 40 minutes. I was dead. I still feel dead. Maybe not, but I am still extremely sore. We won 69-36, they stopped the game early due to the mercy rule in place. Andrew was a total beast. He had a bazillion rebounds and at least 20 points. I felt very worthless, but I did have a few rebounds and a blocked shot lol. Its tough trying to get in there and out-rebound the guys who can jump like frogs. But I managed to do it! Andrew and I came back to my place, got cleaned up, had dinner and did homework. Too bad I got sick about 30 minutes after eating dinner. Not cool.

Obviously yesterday was Valentine's Day, and Andrew got me a stuffed animal and a dozen red roses. He came over for dinner last night (lemon pasta with roasted shrimp) and I thought it was a bit of a flop, but he liked it. We are planning to actually go out to eat on an actual date sooner or later. I can't even remember the last time we went out (just the two of us) and he paid for my meal. Such a stingy penny pincher frugal boy. But I'm used to it.

Tomorrow I have a paper due and a Neuroscience exam. Thankfully I have the rest of the afternoon/evening to study and get everything done. Andrew has a basketball game with his intramural team tonight, and I hope I can go watch and be his good girlfriend/cheerleader. Or maybe I'll just yell at the refs because they don't know the calls and I know the game better than them (heh).

As for the rest of my week, I have nothing going on. What a relief! Sorry for this post being extra long, had lots to fill you in on!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Word of the Day

This morning in my Neuroscience class today we were talking about action potentials. If you want to know more about action potentials, go here. Right now I am feeling too tired to even bother explaining it. Anyways, we were almost finished with the lecture when we came to a slide that had quite a bit of information on it. But there was one word that stuck out to everyone. Deinactivated. My prof said that it was a horrible word and that it drives English people crazy. Like me. I could not get that word out of my head. Crazy. So I didn't really even focus on anything else that was said in class because all I could think about was the strange word that I had just seen.

Everything else was pretty boring today, I really hate this cold weather. Tomorrow is my first exam of the semester and I haven't studied much. More like not at all. So the rest of my afternoon and evening will be spent studying for that exam. Boooo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sometimes Being Tall Sucks

It really does. I have had the most disasters out of anybody I know (besides my sister) when it comes to trying to find clothes and shoes. I HATE IT. I'm not skinny like the models out there, I'm borderline plus size almost. Which makes it even harder because everyone offers sizes 0-10 but once you get up to the 14/16/18 area the pickings are slim. And I know short people say the same thing, oh my gosh its so hard for me too, but from my point of view it would be easier to take away length than adding length would be (plus it's cheaper too). And short people never have to go to specialty stores to find the right fit. It bothers me to no end that I have no clothes that are nice. For example, I'm doing some OT volunteering this semester and there is a required dress code (professional dress, no jeans). I felt extremely embarassed to have to ask if I could bend the rules because I only have one pair of slacks and didn't want to wash that one pair of black slacks every week. And I still feel bad about wearing jeans every time I go. Plus, its not just finding long pants either. I'm talking about dressy shirts, t-shirts, shoes, dresses, skirts and almost every article of clothing that exists. My mom keeps saying how we are going to find a seamstress who will make me a few essential pieces that I can wear with almost anything. But that won't be happening any time soon. Sometimes I wish that I could just donate my height to all of those people out there who want to be just an extra inch taller. Or that I could just chop off my legs lol. I am actually starting to worry for my future kids. My babies are gonna be huge. Especially if Andrew is the dad. And they might be miserable. Like I am right now. Yeah, yeah I know many people out there would love to be tall and I should love being tall. But having to spend so much extra money that I don't have on clothes that I need sucks (like my jeans that run anywhere from $80-$110). Big time. And there aren't any cheap(ish) specialty stores that I have found. Not in Houston, not Dallas, nowhere. Or they are for older women (30+ years old) and those clothes definitely aren't cute. And to make things worse, clothes in general just seem to be getting smaller and shorter. What the heck??! ARGH!

So the last few weeks I've started my hunt for spring dresses. Yes, I know it is February and it snowed a few days ago and it might snow again tomorrow but I have to start these things super early. And I have several special occassions to attend this spring/summer including Ring Day, graduations, and two weddings, so I definitely need to get away from my frumpy t-shirt style to classy, chic, girly style! I've hit up 5 or 6 stores (some online) and I haven't found hardly anything. But I did have success this afternoon after seeing a dress at Old Navy and I bought it but now I am having second thoughts about it :( but my sister is coming to visit this weekend and she will point me in the right direction!

In addition to all of these issues, today I went to get my dress for Ring Dance altered, even though it isn't until April 30th. It cost me $60 to have it altered. Geez. Maybe I need to learn how to sew my own clothes.

AAHHHHHHHHHHHH!Thanks for listening to me complain. I've never been this frustrated with finding clothes.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow Day and a Birthday

Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, if not then the next weekend is only 4 days away. My weekend was super busy but worth every second. I drove home Friday, which was my original plan,but I got lucky with classes being cancelled and was able to leave a little earlier. Of course there was snow everywhere and it took me a little while longer to get home, especially since there are those extra careful drivers who will only go 40 mph down the highway even when the snow and ice is gone. Oh well. Friday night we had cake and ice cream with my mom and it was wonderful! She turned 50. And she looks fabulous for her age. Saturday was pretty boring, Megan and I worked on homework and ate dinner with our dad. Sunday was church, lunch, then leaving to come back to CS. It was an extremely short weekend when I put it like that, but it was great. My mom has several pictures from the weekend, but of course they are on her camera and I didn't have a chance to copy them to mine. Maybe she will post them on facebook!

I'm still searching for an apartment and roommates, but my sister and I are considering the option of living together. However, she is still in that stage of "I don't know what I want to to do or where I want to go" which makes things difficult for both of us. This is one of those times where I wish I was more of a "girly" girl and had more girl friends. Hah. I've been looking on roommate matching sites and talking to every person that I know. But it seems that nothing is working out. We'll see what happens.

How was your weekend??? :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Listening To Now

My latest obsession :) there's a video at the bottom where you can listen to the song if you want! The sound quality is a little off, but this was the best version I could find.

The way you move is like a full on rainstorm
and I'm a house of cards
You say my name for the first time, baby, and I
Fall in love in an empty bar

And you stood there in front of me just
Close enough to touch
Close enough to hope you couldn't see
What I was thinking of

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down
Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

So reach out open handed
and lead me out to that floor
well I don't need more paper lanterns
Take me down, baby bring on the movie star

Cause my heart is beating fast
and you are beautiful
I could wait patiently but
I really wish you would

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down
Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

I run my fingers through your hair
And watch the lights go out
Keep your beautiful eyes on me
gonna strike this match tonight
Lead me up the staircase
Won't you whisper soft and slow
I'd love to hate it
But you make it like a fireworks show

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down
Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

--Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift ♥

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Did You Get Blown Away Today?

Cause I sure did. Multiple times. And I don't even want to think about how tangled my hair might be. Oh well. I think I need to get myself some earmuffs or the head wrap thingys that cover your ears. I was freezing going to and from class and work and meetings. But I am so thankful to have a nice warm place to come home to.

So I have some possible exciting news. But I don't want to share it just yet and get all excited just to have my bubble burst. I promise I will tell you within the next week! And it has everything to do with school and grades and OT stuff. Woo.

I have lots of work to get done so this post is short. Please feel free to invite yourself over for some hot chocolate :) stay warm out there!