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


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.)