Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Life updates


I survived my first day of my last semester of college...

...and I didn't even cry (points for cbk!).

It has been pretty crazy lately getting settled into my new digs and easing into a new routine with both school and work. I hope to get back to normal (whatever that is, at this point) soon on this little blogette.

One reason this semester ROCKS is the fact that I only had to buy TWO, (2), T.W.O. textbooks.
I know this sounds trivial, but THAT IS THE point. I've NEVER had a semester in which I didn't woefully part with over $300 worth of books that professors INSIST on your purchasing even though you will almost never use the book again. Buying only two books (which were a grand total of $40, FOR.THE.WIN!!!!!) was a huge blessing and I'm taking the light load as a good sign for the next eighteen weeks!

That's all I got for now, folks.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Things I've Learned This Week:

  • Packing at the last minute to go back to school is a great way to consolidate your closet and lighten your load in general. It is also a totallysupergreat way to forget necessities like, you know, t-shirts and almost-full boxes of vitamins that will cost you a small fortune to replace.
  • Dropping a blow-dryer on the bony part of your foot is a great way to keep you awake an extra hour, post-bedtime shower. It's also super painful.
  • School is friggin' expensive. Every year they raise tuition and cut your scholarship money
  • I shall henceforth be referred to as, HRH the Queen of Procrastination because I have yet to complete paperwork to substitute teach or film the vlog I planned to post last week. The parade is scheduled for Tuesday.

Monday, August 22, 2011


I totally owe the blogosphere a video, and I promise I'm working on it...

but for now...

allow me to complain about singledom.

Being in a relationship involves a lot of work, on the parts of both people involved. I know that people complain about being single as much as couple complain about the trials of dating. But all I know is being single, so that's what I'm going to talk about.

Cue exit of uninterested, happily single/dating/married readers.
Thanks for visiting.

For those of you who have stuck around,

I used to (and still do) worry about being single forever. It sounds pretty torturous, to live alone, for the rest of your life. To not go out, ever, without any dates, (which basically always makes me think of that scene in the new Pride and Prejudice when Charlotte says, "I'm 27, with no prospects". I tried to find a video clip to this but if you don't know the one I'm referring to, you should just watch the movie right now because it's a great scene), is not my idea of a fun time. Despite all that, if being single was something I felt called towards by God, then I'd do my darndest to be okay with that. But, as it stands, I don't think that's what he wants.

I, thankfully so, believe that God wants me to be in a relationship now (as opposed to all the times that my own relationship plans blew up in my face). And, as corny as it sounds, I always thought it would happen once I moved away from home. Since I am now technically a GA resident, I'd like to think the plan is about to be fulfilled (I knowwww this sounds totally creepy and weird, like I'm full of wishful thinking, but frankly I am wishful BUT also faithful).

Soooo...JC? Let's follow through with this grand plan.
Let's hope my posting of this lame hope doesn't end in my joining a dating website or eating my weight in chocolate when things go south.


ETA: spellcheck decided a lot of the words in this post were unrecognizable (i.e-"blogosphere", "singledom" and "darndest"). That's sad.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Go cry about it, why don't you...

On Friday I'll be packing up Holly the Honda and rolling north to Tallasnazzy for another fall semester. Well, really the last fall semester. Or you know, just "the last semester". Period.


I cannot believe that this time three years ago, I was moving into my freshman dorm (in the middle of a hurricane) awaiting collegiate adventures. In a way, I've been afraid to talk about going back to school because I didn't want to jinx anything. While I'm so so so so very sad to be graduating (remind me to re-read this post when I'm knee-deep in a research paper, ha!), I am also very very very very excited to reunite with friends, cheer on my 'Noles at football games, head back to work with some of my favorite girls, and hammock among the pines in my new backyard.

I'm the only one of my friends graduating in December, so knowing that everyone else has more time to play while I'm trying to become an adult totally sucks. All things considered, I know that graduating early is the best option for me and I'm eager to make thins happen and see what God has in store for me after college.

This blog has always been a testament to my college adventures, created in a flooding dorm room three years ago. I hope you'll keep reading and join me on even bigger and more fabulous adventures in the months to come. I promise to blog more because I'm banking on some hilarious/exciting/totally embarrassing things coming my way real soon (like, Lord, could I please go on a date? Just a suggestion! Thanks so much...).

Until said new adventures begin, I'll be on the couch crying and disregarding all the happy notes of this post. Optimism is so yesterday.


Monday, August 8, 2011


Let's say you lose 15 pounds.
And then you gain 6 back.
And then the other 9.
And then 10 more for good measure.


It can be super frustrating when your "happy weight" slips further and further away and your "settle weight" becomes a number you never thought you'd see creep across the scale. If you're like me, and loathe waking up at 7am to *GASP* exercise, sometimes the only motivation you can muster comes from an mp3 player. Here's a few rockin' beats I use to pump through those miles and crunches.

99 Red Balloons-Goldfinger (high energy Germans)
Grindin-Akon (cuz you're out there...)
I Believe in a Thing Called Love-the Darkness (laugh and run)
Right Above It- Lil Wayne feat. Drake (skinny pants and some Vans)
Your Love is My Drug-Ke$ha (she's a nut, but she's catchy)
Moves Like Jagger-Maroon 5 (ADAM)
Never Say Never- Justin Bieber (haterz gon' hate)
My Prerogative-Britney Spears (barefoot Brit has a good beat)
I Killed Sally's Lover-the Avett Brothers (Deliverance banjos=run faster)
I Like It-Enrique Iglesias (I like it too)
Fergalicious-Fergie (workin on my fitness)
Not Afraid/Lose Yourself-Eminem (my all-time fave white rapper!)
On to the Next One- Jay Z feat. Swizz Beats (or "Dirt..." is good too)
What's My Age Again?-Blink-182 (old skool)
Feel Good Drag-Anberlin (new skool)

Now let's get interactive!
Leave a comment and share your workout playlist's highlights!