Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Requests

It was brought to my attention tonight that if I go to England for summer school, then I could potentially attend the Olympics in London. Anddddd my prayers for me to go just multiplied by like a million.

Pray for me please, friends. :)

Melting


There's only 2 Disney songs that really just make my heart melt every time I listen to them, and this is one of them.  Honestly, I had my doubts about this movie for the longest time, but this scene won me over.  I can't even count how many times I've had it play over and over again on youtube.  My dream is to recreate it someday. :) 



Anyway, leaving for Big Sur tomorrow! 
To say I am excited is a big understatement.

"All at once everything is different, now that I see you."
Gaah, gotta go squeal like little girl now.. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Twice

1. Listening to my priest tell us about how God called on him to serve.  And explaining to us that He calls on us each and every day in His own way. We just need to listen more.
2. Hearing about a son being reunited with his parents after having no contact for years.

There are times in life when I sit and attempt to comprehend the magnitude of God's love and just cry.  And I mean really cry.  Well, readers, I cried twice today.  And the conclusion during both times was clear. God is good, beautiful, unpredictable, loving, and just so much more.

Last week I found myself in tears, asking Him what He wanted of me.  Begging Him to show me the path He wants me to take and guide me in the right direction.  I must admit that it can be so difficult at times not knowing what God has planned for you and simply have faith that He will take care of you.  I still can't see exactly what He wants of me, and I have a feeling that I won't know for a while.

But I am so grateful to Him today for showing me that He has listened to me, and has reminded me of the fact that He has plans for me.  I just need to be patient, with open ears and an open heart.


Life is a beautiful thing, friends. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Girly Posts pt. 3



Leave it to Tiffany's have the classiest ads. I love how much that beautiful blue box just pops out from the rest of the picture. Hahaha, I also love how no man will understand just how much or why girls love it so much. They just do. :) 

My reason? Okay, no one who reads this blog should even need my explanation...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sequence of events

508: Get off the shuttle and realize that my car won't start.
513: Call AAA and ask for a jump start.
538: AAA gets to me. Get told that I'm incredibly lucky to have battery that lasted so long. Jump start and must drive to Sears to buy a new battery.
553: Call friends to find someone who can go with me in case my car dies again.
555: Vishal gets to me and we figure things out. I leave. He follows.
604: My car dies again. And I'm on the side of the road.
606: Call AAA again and ask for a tow.
607: Good Samaritan, whose dad happens to be a mechanic, helps me push the car out of traffic and teaches me how to take care of a battery in the future. Get told again that I was lucky to have a battery last so long. Even offers to change it for me.
643: Second visit from AAA. On our way to Sears. Again.
659: New battery ordered.
700: Kill time at the mall.
753: Car is done and I drive home very paranoid.
823: Being safe in my house never felt so good.


All of the times are actually quite accurate based on my call log. (And yeah, I went back and checked it for this post.)  That definitely went into my nap time.

Okay, time to study!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

High Expectations.

Two more hours until my last class in finally over, and I can head home.  The anticipation is seriously killing me right now. And the four hours of sleep that I am going on definitely does not help at all. I will be surprised if I don't fall asleep at one point in class..

Okay, time to do some reading on the Abbey Road.
And then shamelessly nap in the library.



It's gonna be a good weekend.



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Darwin Deez


By far the weirdest music video I've ever watched. Ever. But I do care because I really love the song. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I kinda, really love the sound of raindrops hitting my window right now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Second Time


Second time posting a cover of this song. Can you tell it's one of my favorite Disney songs?

Girly Post pt. 2?

So this is Mara, a wonderful person that I had the privilege of working with at Ruche and has her own fashion blog, M loves M.  Why am I posting about her? 

1. She's one of the most awesome and sweetest and most beautiful people I have ever met. 
2. Because I just watched this video from her wedding on her blog, and it was freaking cute. 

Seriously... this wedding was perfect. It's weird because the whole time I was watching that video, I kept seeing amazing details which led to me thinking, "Oh that's what I had brainstormed for my wedding someday far, far of in the future." No lie. From the gray suits for the guys to the garland hanging on the cake to the cookie table. 

So, Mara, if you ever read this. If you someday grace me with your presence at my wedding, I promise it wasn't just me copying you. :)





Sunday, November 13, 2011

Better with Pie

This weekend was full of familiar faces, which was just what I needed.

Friday:
-No school = laziest day ever in pjs for the majority of it
-Concert in Downtown SD

Saturday:
-Second laziest day ever, which was definitely spent in the pjs again
-Started making Chistmas Cards cause I needed something crafty to do
-Watched over 2 discs worth of How I Met Your Mother
-Board games with the Phamily

Sunday:
-Brunch fail, but breakfast burritos were still delicious
-Bouldering in Santee
-Evening in Hillcrest

Yup.. it was a good one. And tomorrow I gotta get back to reality and do my best to study my butt off until December 7th.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rainy Morning

The clock read 6:18AM, and it was freezing. I walked downstairs with an extra blanket in case you looked cold. But there you were, sleeping with the mouth hanging wide open and  looking as cozy as ever. I couldn't help but chuckle and walk back upstairs.

And even though I knew I'd have to say goodbye in a few hours, it was nice knowing that I would wake up later and see your face.  It was perfect.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

FYI

Blue Valentine is not a good movie to watch when you've had a rough week and you're not feeling all that secure about things.

Scratch That

So in my 20 years, I've never had any known allergies. I could eat all of the food I wanted and didn't have to worry about certain lotions. Well, apparently I was wrong. In the last 24 hours at least approximately 9-18% of my body has been covered in a rash. (This is a rare occurrence on my blog where I am actually giving a somewhat accurate percentage of something based on my previous education in anatomy 4 years ago. That's a big deal.) I've gone through almost an entire tube of Benedryl lotion, and feel like I'm four with the chicken pox.

(Side story: I was going through my photo album a few years ago when I noticed one particular picture.. I wasn't a fan of it cause it showed how much of a chubster I was. And then it hit me that there were strange spots all over me. Yeah, my parents totally took a picture of me when I had the chicken pox. Why they wanted to do that, I do not know.)

And for those of you thinking it, no, I haven't eaten anything out of the ordinary or used any new lotions or shampoos. My only theory is that I am allergic to my laundry detergent and/or fabric softeners. So I'm off to Costco tomorrow to buy me some generic Kirkland brand stuff.

Moral of this seemingly useless story: It's never too late to learn something new about yourself.
But mostly I needed to complain about it.
I just don't want to be itchy anymore. :(


PS. I managed to tear up within the first 20 minutes of Blue Valentine. And it wasn't even about the main couple.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Rough: understatement of the day

I honestly don't think there's been a day when I've wanted to just give up more than today. Approximately 4 hours left at school, and then I may just proceed to eat all of my leftover candy from Halloween that contains chocolate. And there's a lot.


It's just one of those days.
"It's been a bad day. Another bad day.. and all I want to do is look at you and know I'm okay." 

Friday, November 04, 2011

Current Obsession


Stumbled across this artist from Poland who has these amazing watercolors that I have been gawking over for a while now. I don't know what it is about watercolors, but they might just be my favorite style of painting.  It sort of makes me reminiscent of the 8 color sets we would use in school as children, back when painting were simple and mostly consisted of rainbows and airplanes. It has this overall impressionistic feel while still holding a great amount of detail that most would people wouldn't necessarily expect in a watercolor. And I particularly love how some of the paintings use mostly dark, neutral tones with one bold color that stands out. 


Anyway, his names is Rafal Rudko, and more of his painting can be found on his deviant art page: http://kegriz.deviantart.com/


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nostalgia


See this made me really miss OCC.  Back when taking 4 classes didn't feel overwhelming, and I was still on the semester system, and I was still able to go to a Starbucks on campus. And I miss going to school with certain people.. er, person.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Interstate 5 & the Kooks


I feel like everyone has heard this song, but they have not all seen the music video yet.  It's definitely one of the most clever music videos I've seen in a while. So watch it. 

This was one fantastic weekend. I definitely needed to see familiar faces again, all while: 

-getting M&M donuts without having to wait in line
-taking a trip to Downtown Disney and hanging out in the California Grand Hotel
-having brunch with old coworkers
-working a whopping 2 hours 
-going thrift store shopping
-attending a 1950's themed mystery dinner
-going to church 
-eating In-n-out for the first time in months
-making my awesome Ewok costume
-giving someone a haircut for the first time

I've forgotten everything else I wanted to write about in this post.

edit: I remember what I was going to talk about. (It's only in the freaking title..) Holy crap, I really like the Kooks. I've had their stuff in my iPod for a while now, and they became my choice of artists for my drive back to San Diego.

So now for some cute overload: 


"Fly, you fools!"

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Every time something new stops working in my car, I feel like it just laughs at me a little. It's okay. I always thought that having windows that roll down in the front seat is overrated anyway.. not really.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Out of Shape.


Did my first solo hike today, which honestly wouldn't be considered much of a hike to most people.  But considering I haven't had any form of exercise since Mt. Whitney, I wasn't complaining. It was 3 miles round trip, and elevation was just over 1,500 feet. But I didn't care. I missed hiking, so anything would've made me happy.

The view was definitely the best part, and I wish this picture did it justice. You can see Lake Murray and some Islands in Mexico if you look hard enough. Someday, when I'm in good enough shape, find some shoes that actually fit me, and overcome my fear of running down steep hills, I'm hoping to be able to run up and down this within 30 minutes. Someday.




On another note: Yesterday marked the last valid day on my Disneyland pass. Definitely sad to know that I won't be able to go for a while, especially since I'm home every few weekends anyway. It was just really nice to go whenever I had a rough week and needed to de-stress. I miss the fireworks the most. I'm still hoping that I'll have the chance to sit outside of the parks with a cup of coffee and watch them on my next trip home.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Listening to the Revolver album put me in a weird mood. Luckily I have my bag chocolate beside my bed. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Project Crochet


So since being in San Diego, I spent a lot of time sitting in front of the TV and crocheting.  (I love doing stuff like this, and if I could finally figure out a career where I could get paid to do this, I would.) After about a month or so of crocheting for hours and hours, I finally finished my very first blanket. I don't think I've ever been this proud of a project since I was a kid.  Sadly, I couldn't get a good picture of it laid out completely, but to give you an idea about how big it is, it basically covers the entire top of my twin size bed.

Next project: an R2D2 beanie! Luckily I already had most two of the color I needed left over from the blanket. Now I just need to find some scrap black and red yarn to finish up the details. If my Jawa costume doesn't work out for Halloween, this will be my backup.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?



I went to a pumpkin patch for the first time today! And after I had seen incredibly cute pictures of a friend who had gone to one where she was able to cut the pumpkins right off of the vines, I was incredibly excited to go. Well, friends, was not one of those pumpkin patches.. This was a tiny collection of pumpkins in a small parking lot in the ghetto of San Diego. Needless to say, we were rather disappointed.







But in the end, it's the company that mattered, and I definitely had good company. Just gotta keep looking on the bright side of life. My current bright side: I absolutely love everything about fall.




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Change the weather, still together when it ends

Walking around school made me very happy today.
Why you ask?


Cause it's cloudy and freezing out,
and all of the girls are layering clothes and looking super cute.
Which means that it's finally fall!
And which also means I also get to pull out my scaves and tights and boots.

Most people who read this won't care,
but I do.
Cause it means I have something to look forward to when I get ready in the morning.



I love cold weather!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beatles, Poduct Rules, & Monopolies


3 Midterms tomorrow, and I do not feel ready one bit.  I know I can pull this off, but I just need a break right now.  I honestly cannot wait for Tuesday, so I can do all of the things I've been wanting to do today including, but not limited to: 

-Sleeping in
-Picking up free things from the mall
-Reading my book that just came in the mail
-Pampering myself silly
-Baking something delicious
-Freaking finishing my blanket
-Cleaning my room 
-Applying to more jobs
-Going for a run


Caught My Ear

"Oh, there is no endless devotion,
that is free from the force of erosion.
Oh, and if you don't believein God,
how can you believe in love?
When we're all just matter that will one day scatter,
when peaceful the world lays us down."



"Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down" - Noah and the Whale

Friday, October 14, 2011

98 degree high

740AM: Wake up
805AM: Leave for school
900AM: Step off shuttle and walk to class
1002AM: Get hw help in Calculus Tutoring Lab
1106AM: Late for Info Session about studying abroad for Econ majors
1154AM: Survey to see if I'm depressed
1207PM: Find out I'm a happy person and get a Krispee Kreme donut
1230PM: Arrive for 2nd day at Internship
415PM: Head back to school
438PM: Nap in car
542PM: Suddenly self conscious about napping in car and give up on sleeping
617PM: Get to library and reddit to keep me sane
632PM: Finish 2 math problems
734PM: Work on note cards for music
916PM: Start walking to commuters lounge
956PM: Realize I'm in the wrong commuters lounge and walk across campus
1006PM: Work more on math with classmate
1136PM: Walk back across campus to shuttle
1232AM: Get home

Long day. I've been told (and have written here many times) that God gives you exactly enough time each day to get all of the important things done. I wonder how important He considers sleep...

Goodnight, world.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Goals for Tonight:

[x] Make study cards for Beatles Music class
[ ] Finish at least 2 more math problems, maybe even 3? Doubtful. It's hard.
[x] Make Facebook page for internship and take notes
[ ] Start studying for Econ midterm if there's time
[x] Take a shower
[x] Be in bed by 12 AM 12:30 (in the morning!) 


Huzzah for having all three of my midterms on the same Monday..


Updating as I go to keep me sane:
[8:30pm]  Ce n'est pas bon. Je peux aller fou apr├Ęs cette semaine.
[8:49pm] Oh-my-gosh-it's-so-hot-in-my-room-I-cannot-work-under-these-conditions!
[10:28pm] Math was impossible. Made plans to meet up with a classmate to get help. 
[11:10pm] Making new Facebook page and ish took a lot longer than expected... 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wanderlust


The Fall Ruche Lookbook just came out on Monday, and it honestly breaks my heart to know that I couldn't be around to help out in some way for it. I hate when people use the word "eye - gasm" because it just doesn't sound clean or right. But seriously, the word just came to mind when I first got a sneak peak of the photos from this lookbook last week.  I love, love, love fall clothes and layering and cardigans and boots and mixing floral with sweaters and everything about this. It makes me think of Ruche's original style way back when, while still keeping up with the trends that you see happening today. Haha, secretly, it would be my dream come true to do a photoshoot at a train station, and considering the fact that that will probably never happen, I am so happy that Ruche had the opportunity to do it. 



 

I went a little crazy when I was choosing pictures for this post. There was just too many that I loved! Definitely one of my favorite shoots that Ruche has ever had, right under the Palm Springs/Joshua Tree shoot. Go look at the rest of it here! (For anyone who doesn't know what Ruche is, shame on you. How I like to describe it though: A cheaper, more affordable Anthropologie.)



Feeling Naked

It was my first weekend at home since I moved out, and I am kicking myself in the butt for not having pictures to show for it. But it was honestly an amazing weekend that included:

- water coloring with the niece.
- having my last Disneyland trip until I move back to OC or find someone to get me in free. 
- surprising a sweetheart. 
- sleeping in the most comfortable bed ever.
- catching up with the parents. 
- watching Ides of March. 
- taking day trip to Joshua Tree (my climbing is rusty).
- having a delicious dinner at Ruby's.
- going to church.

Overall, I had a fantastic time seeing the familiar faces that I missed so much. I just wish I hadn't left my camera back at home. It kinda, really makes me feel naked not having one. Anyway, since I don't have any awesome pictures to share, I'll leave you with this video. (I'm in a Beatles mood because of my class and this song reflects how I feel at the moment.) See you for Halloween, Orange County.


Scratch that..

Cause I'm totally still on the subject of this... But how could I forget that this song trumps all other songs? And yeah.. I'm playing the Ewan McGregor version cause.. c'mon. It's Ewan McGregor.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Oh, Frank..


So I may or may not have found the song that I will someday dance to at my wedding.  And most people will read this and think, "Okay, whatever. It's just one of her girl posts." But for over 7 years, I always believed that the song I would choose would be "The Way you Look Tonight."  I cannot really explain why this is such a big deal for me, but it just is.. It's a girl thing. 


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Stay hungry, stay foolish..




"You've got to find what you love. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs

3:21 AM

I can't sleep.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Words to live by:


"If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affections and mercies, fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not a thing to be grasped to be equal with God:  but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:1-11

Because I haven't posted about San Diego yet..


So this is the view of the sunset that I get from my backyard almost every day. I must try to remember to make dinner early enough, so I can eat outside and enjoy my view more often. I am fond of it.

Sadly I haven't had the chance to go to the beach yet, except for one unfortunate morning where I ended up at the beach instead of school on accident.  I don't know why, but I have been sorely lacking in motivation to write anything, and right now is not much of an exception. So here is yet another list of conclusions I've come to while here:

- I do not like driving around La Jolla at night.
- I am apparently scared of cooking meat, so I tend to eat a lot of vegetables when I live on my own.
- I am a way bigger homebody that I thought I was.
- But I crave an adventure really badly.
- I cannot practice the harmonica for more than 30 minutes at a time because my lungs cannot handle it.
- I love to crochet, but at the same time I never want to crochet again. I will be done by Tuesday!
- I avoid freeways in San Diego, which means I avoid going practically anywhere.
- Looking for jobs sucks. A lot.
- The desire to travel while jobless sucks even more.



And here is where I would place a cover of "Journey through the Past" by James Mercer. But YouTube has blocked it. So here is the original by Neil Young instead. (Why have this song again when I've posted it before? Because in one day, I've watched three different documentaries, one of them being 180 degrees South, and I have fallen in love with the soundtrack.)



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Found this from July 2009


him: Dear [insert her name here],
him: I am terribly tired and therefore must sleep in order to not be grumpy tomorrow
him: and although i miss you more than anything in the world
him: it's time to go take a bath and sleep
him: and you should do the same, minus tha bath. Well, maybe the bath too
him: I'll talk to you soon, since e
him: I will most certainly be bored at the thing tomorrow
him: please excuse my awful typing
him: I'm not particularly good as of late, due to my injuries
him: But I try
her: it's good for being injured
him: (don't interrupt my letter)
him: I digress. I hope you are doing well and will have a good night
him: sincerely,
him: [insert his name here]
him: xoxo
her:  Dear [Insert his name here],
her: Thank you so much for the letter.
her: I could write forever, but fear the thought of keeping you up too late with a long reply.
her: So forgive me if this may seem short or blunt in anyway.
her: Believe me, I do not wish to come off that way.
her: I wish terribly that we could stay up all night talking to each other, or better yet see each other.
her: Today, like all days when I do not see you, was rather tough.
her: Particularly today.
her: I don't know why.
her: But I do know that I miss you and look forward to tomorrow even more than you.
her: Because frankly, my dear, I'm awesome like that.
her: I hope you feel refreshed after your bath and sleep wonderfully.
her: This letter was longer after all.
her: My apologies.
her: Goodnight, dear.
her: Your's forever,
her: [Insert her name here]
him: Hahaha i don't think anyone would disagree
him: we're absolutely perfect for each other
him: :)
her: :)




Totally laughed when I read this.. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In Town




I currently have this song on repeat right now thanks to the YouTube repeat.*  

Saying my goodbye even if it's so far from a real goodbye is taking its toll on me. Strangely, there's a surreal feeling behind all of it, because it won't fully hit me until I wake up in an unfamiliar bed that somehow belongs to me in a few days.  But as the cliche goes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference..

Like the last long talk in the car about every random subject possible,
or the little girl saying, "I'll miss you.." as you're getting ready to leave,
or your parents making you lunch one last time,
or the realization that you'll only see a comforting face through a computer screen for an indefinite amount of time.



Any consistent reader here knows that I really hate any form of change. And, in all honesty, an hour and a half drive that's less than 100 miles is practically nothing. This is probably very healthy for me cause it'll mean I can finally grow up and mature a little, especially considering how much there is for me to look forward to.  There's just so much good that I have grown accustomed to having around everyday. I'll most definitely miss it.

But here's to some new adventures.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This is my room...


And it's supposed to be all cleared out next week? Okay, I really don't think this will happen, but I am determined to at least be able to walk to my door without the fear of tripping by tomorrow night.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

They're baaaack!


 


Someone get these kids some tissues. I honestly despise this song, so there's only so many times I can listen to it. But I really, really just wanna watch this on repeat and giggle to myself until bedtime.

Last Week's Highlights


So this was a rather freaking tiring couple weeks. I haven't really had the chance to let myself get a full night's sleep, and today is no exception cause I feel like blogging. It's hard to believe that I don't have to wake up on Monday morning at 7 to get ready for work. It's been an unforgettable experience, and I am so grateful for all of the knowledge, friendships, and memories I gained in the last year and a half.





The past few weeks were made up of:  Make shift magazine ad wrapping paper. Surprise gifts for the bosses. Oreos baked into chocolate chip cookies. Labor Day sales. Cleaning off my awesome desk. The first of many San Diego adventures. It's been good.


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Sometimes...

Sometimes, I have a very strong urge to say, "Bi-yatch, please! I know what I'm doing.."
But I refrain.




:)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Fail

Finishing my 6th stripe on my blanket, only to decide that I hated the color scheme I chose and that I wanted 2 new colors. Sigh...

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day



-slept in til 10:30 
-Chic-fil-a and ironic underwear
-watched a ton of Gilmore Girls and finished 2 rows of my blanket
-"that's a nice sweater" x 20
-matching Star Wars shirts 
-more Gilmore Girls and more crocheting 
-milk & cookies
-"okay, new blogger isn't so bad." 


In case anyone was wondering, I fit into Boys' large shirt at Old Navy. 
Good day. 

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Question:

How do you ask someone to stop coughing in their hands, but rather into their elbows (as doctors and most of the world recommends) without sounding like a jerk?

I will not be happy if I get sick with the rest of the office.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girl Rant! Sorry..

There's always that one week each month that almost every girl dreads. (Yeah, I'm going there.) And girls always know this week has arrived when their skin just isn't behaving, the small things are enough to drive them crazy, and they find themselves crying into a pillow at night for no good reason. And then sometimes they do have good reasons.



I'm scared.

Scared of living without my parents for the first time. Scared of the same lack of friendships as I had at OCC. Scared of relationships diminishing from distances that aren't so long. Scared of not knowing how to cook dinner for myself each night besides mac & cheese and ramen. Scared that I never have a real plan or answer when people ask me what I want to do after college. But for the most part, it's a general scared for the general future.

And I'm coming up very close to the point where I no longer want to tell people just how scared I'm getting because I'm tired of the same response. "Don't be scared! You'll be fine, so stop worrying." Cause quite frankly, that's not what I want to hear. I know that I will be fine because I've got God as my support group. But that does not mean that parts of me won't freak out beforehand.

Sometimes, a girl just needs a hug in order to know that things will be okay.

Rant over.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Updates:

8:20 am: It took me 20 minutes longer to get to work today now that Oxford Academy, Cypress High, Cypress College, and Cal State Fullerton have all started. Gee-reat.

9:15 am: The office has coffee again!

10:22 am: Got an email from Jameson today. Definitely highlight thus far..

7:39 pm: Milk and cookies for dessert. Thank goodness for impulse buying at Target.

7:42 pm: Antsy to do something artistic. Gaaah..

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Foster the People - Pumped up Kicks

Young Padawan

So, I've come to the realization that I tend to take out any implusive urges I have on my hair. Mostly cause I hate permanent change, and I can always tell myself that hair grows.. la, la, la.

This time next month, I will be rather nauseous and terrified.

I know San Diego isn't far, but like I've written before.. it might as well be on the other side of the country. And in the back of my head, I keep making lists and lists of everything I want to do before I move. All of the things I need to buy. I keep telling myself to finally write down all of these lists, but I am lazy. Here is one..

Things to do before I leave:

-trip to Catalina
-back to school shopping? (doubtful)
-watch lots of Lord of the Rings
-DISNEYLAND. (all day, err'day)
-Little Saigon with my mother, where lots of ramen, lichi jello, and shrimp chip will be purchased
-drag my brother to Costco so I can stock up on the random essentials (he doesn't know this yet)
-LA Museum trips!
-lots of couch sitting and tv watching with my best friend
-get the bosses their goodbye presents
-packing (understatement)
-find a cheap backpack
-OC Foodie Fest!!


I know I'm gonna run out of time.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

14er's club


Whitney post! I don't really know what to say about this other than that this is defintely one amazing, unforgettable hike. I'm pretty bummed that I wasn't motivated to take more pictures at the time. I was super happy that there was a still a lot of snow on the trail and even more happy that I didn't have to poop in a bag. Yeah..







I'm starting a tradition where robots are involved whenever we sign books in cool places.

Monday Annoyances:

1. Getting the hiccups.. A LOT. My seventh one was literally 10 minutes ago.
2. Having a constant craving for chocolate that can't seem to be satisfied.
3. Getting a huge scratch on my leg from one of the shipments that came in today.
4. Lack of sleep.

Okay, gonna attempt to solve 2 out of my 4 annoyances right now, starting with chocolate.
Goodnight, world.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Yosemite Pt. 2



Hello, my pretties. Yosemite pt. 2 was pretty freaking awesome. Hiking this time was much easier on the way up, but my knees got pretty beat up for the second half of the trip. We met some pretty cool people at the top, and at one point I was surrounded by a rainbow while walking alongside a waterfall. It was probably one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in life, minus the rather annoying tourists. Watching the sunrise at the top of Half Dome is absolutely unforgettable..





Fourth time making it to the top. I wish I had done a cheesy pose like this for each hike. That would've been fun. New life goal: go to every national park in the U.S.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Highlights:


Lunch date! Clearly, I haven't seen Super Size Me yet..

Audrey got a makeover! I had to get a new windshield cause the old one had a crack in it, which freaked me out. I no longer have to be terrified that my windshield will suddenly shatter while I'm driving on the freeway. That's appreciating the simple things right there..

Don't judge the Starbucks cup too quickly. Because Starbucks with Rachel usually means a couple hours of really good conversation, ranging from movies to politics to school to nail polish. Yeah... it's great. :)