Sunday, August 29, 2010

College College College!

So, I'm back at school now. It's my final year this year and it starts tomorrow! I'm quite excited for this year, as I have so many things that are new to me and so many goals. I want to
1)Figure out if I'm going to grad school, and what for
2)Become a more healthy person and get to a healthy weight-height-age ratio
3)Network for my Public Relations major
4)Make new friends
These are some goals that will seriously affect my life here in my final year at school. There's so much to do, not only with my goals, which are substantial in themselves, but also with my 19 credit hours. Not to mention the ridiculous amount of books to read and Heroes to catch up on! Crazy times are about to ensue. But before the crazy times start, I have to show you my spiffy, newly decorated apartment! I'm really quite proud of it and how it looks :)
Alright, I know that I haven't blogged in a while, but I am now promising to blog more and keep you all more updated! Look for a blog about thoughts on life and growing up: coming soon! In the mean time, here's some pics of my new room, YAY!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rainbows and Bread-and-Butter-flies

So, this afternoon is a pretty good afternoon. The day started out a little rough, what with class schedule mixups that force me to switch around my schedule epically, and getting up early to study. But then, it got much better. After ranting about various issues (friends and stupid computer glitches mainly) to my folks, I felt a bit better, as well as worse, which is a paradox that I will never understand. Then I went to Target and got a card for a dear person, and some milk, and a schmancy new water bottle (its orange!) which made me feel better, as did the walking. Then it was exercism time with Jenika! 30 minutes of the stair climber thing, 10 ubersit-ups, 15 regular sit-ups, 10 pushups, and much stretching later I started to feel the happiness high of endorphins. I then went home, listened to some awesome indie rock/musicals, took a very quick, yet all together lovely 5 minute shower, and got all ballet'd up (I was just feeling like a ballerina this afternoon I guess, high ponytail, high waisted flowy skirt and ballet top, plus orange converse just to be mildly different) to go to my last class, which got out 2 hours early! All in all, I'm in a very happy mood right now! Perhaps not quite a "rainbows and bread-and-butter-flies* mood, but definitely a "flowers-in-a-field" and "whimsy-in-the-air" mood. I hope that your afternoon is as fabulous as mine is turning out to be and that this blog post made you smile a little (even if it was just a description of my day). I'm off to go frolic in the grass, or possibly write my speech due wednesday. Dovisdanae!

*Alice in Wonderland reference, coupled in literature with Rocking-horse-flies.

Sexy: Daisy Chains in Perfect Weather
Unsexy: The sunburn that I hopefully won't get today

Still no nail polish, sorry.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jesus Christ, SUPERSTAR!!

So, this past weekend was insanity personified. Okay, so first, friday. After getting done with classes, I drove down to Phoenix with my 3 friends who were going to the Muse Concert. Before you get too excited, I did not go to the concert with them (although I heard that it was amazing). Instead my mom surprised me with tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar! Starring Ted Neeley!! Now, you probably have no idea who that is, but because I'm a musical fanatic I know that he is the original star of the 1970's movie version of the show. Back then (and I rewatched the movie after I saw the show, to compare) he was young, maybe 25, and innocent looking in his portrayal of Jesus. In the stage show, he was much older, around 65, and slightly more creepy looking when looking through the binoculars. Anyway, despite his appearance, he was amazing. His voice was phenomenal, with a bit of a hard rock edge to it, and then he went and did his signature note, which is so high it sounds unearthly and no human male should be able to hit it and then hold it for so long, so loudly. It was sort of like a musical scream. Epic. I recommend that you go rent JC Superstar and watch it to find out what I'm talking about. Besides Ted Neeley, the rest of the cast was wonderfully talented. I am officially in love with the guy who played Judas, John Twiford
and the rest of the cast was pretty good too. Anyway, after the show we went to the back door so that I could gawk/get a pic/get an autograph with ted neeley. We waited for over an hour, talking with some cute kids and their dad who are big fans of the show, and speculating about this ridiculous lady near us talking about how she's friends with Ted and he wants to meet her mom or something (btw, she was totally making this up, her facts were from the program and his earlier radio interview). My mom and I had heard how nice he was and how he loved coming to the back door and talking with fans, so we were wondering what was taking so long. (We did get to meet Judas though, hot!!) Anyway, soon, after strange-woman tried to sneak in the door, a stage hand announced that Ted would not be coming out tonight. I blame the strange-woman, and so do all the people who were around us, because we think that she was a legit stalker. She ruined it for me, and because Ted is older now, he will probably not do anymore national tours, so I will never have the chance to meet him again (I had to go back to Flag the next morning for a Luau and surprise party of awesomeness.) Stupid strange-woman. I hate her, literally hate her. I've loved Ted Neeley since I saw the movie, but never ever thought I'd have the chance to meet him, and then I did and it was so close, and then snatched away. Grrr. I wrote him an email anyway, and if he's as nice as he seems, maybe I'll get an autograph in the mail.

On saturday Jenika and I went to a Luau thing with all kinds of fun dancing from Maori version of jumprope to oiled up men grunting in an angry manner and stomping to a modern hula. We went because I have a friend who was one of the dancers, she was great btw, and it was really worth it. We also met this nice engineering major girl at our table and got tons of food, the salsa thing was especially magnificent. After that we booked it to McKay for a surprise bday party for our lovely Jaime and it was super fun! There was balloons, Mario Battle thing(supersmashbros?) and cake. Then on sunday I went to JP's house and we watched a movie called I hate valentines day with Nia Vardalos, who is lovely and from My big fat greek wedding. It was supa-cute! You should go rent that too, after JC SUPERSTAR of course. So yeah, Intense Weekend=check

I'm gonna go hum Jonathan Coulton and JC Superstar songs whilst taking notes in class, before jetting back to my flat to finish my essay due at 230. Yeah. BYEBYEBYEBYEBYE!!

Sexy-John Twiford and men who can sing
Unsexy-psycho stalkers who ruin lives(that might be a BIT melodramatic...)
Nail Colour-NONE, I'm such a slacker...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Edinburgh and Back Injuries

So, BAMF is going rather well, now that it's not BEDA anymore :) So, not to complain or anything, but today has been a mildly bad day. Started off with me not knowing that I had a quiz in French this morning. Its a good thing that I love french and am not too bad at it, otherwise I would have failed. As it is, I probably only got a C or B. Boo. Then, sometime during the quiz class I managed to hurt my back and now I can't move the left side of my back or neck without shooting pain! On the awesome side of today, my back is hurting less with time (or perhaps I'm getting used to it), My good friend JP has offered to make me dinner and massage my shoulder whilst we watch the Princess and the Frog, the weather outside today is absolutely 100% gorgeous which is nice because today is barefoot day and me, along with several other students that I've seen around campus, are walking around barefoot in the grass and on the toasty sidewalks. Overall, despite the wretched start to the day, it has turned out to be quite marvelous. Everyone has a sunny and bright demeanor today, even the doctor I saw at the school's health clinic was nice and making jokes and smiling :)

Anyway, I did want to babble about deep things today. There are a select few blogs that I follow written by writers, and it seems that no matter what they talk about, from the most mundane things to intense philosophical queries, they talk about it eloquently and make it seem like a story and the most exciting thing to read ever! They remind me of one of my favourite book series, of which I just finished the most recent one this morning, called the 44 Scotland Street series. It's unlike any other series that I've ever read. It's about the daily goings on of the residents of 44 Scotland Street and their various friends, but it's more than that because its just a mundane life that they all lead, and there are no plot devices. For example, if the author mentions something that might seem like a plot device that will come back later in the book, it might (and it might be a key plot point) or it might be inconsequential and never come back again, but trick readers into remembering it and thinking that its critically important. Also, while these interesting characters are living their mundane lives in Edinburgh, they have very deep philosophical musings on life, the universe, and everything! It's just fantastic that these books and this author take you for a loop and keep you musing and guessing throughout the whole of the book, which has many truly existing people in it, and many real places in it (I know, I've seen the people and been in the places!) That's what these people's blogs remind me of: philosophical musings on daily life occurrences. And that's what I aspire to, to be able to question things in life that shock me, things that confuse me, things that amuse me, and things that I love or things that love me ;)

Anywhoo, I think that perhaps I should start paying attention to what my teacher is saying, cause I may need to use this in my later publication designs.

Sexy: writers who muse philosophic, also, scottish folk
Unsexy: Back injuries
Nail Colour: NONE! omg, lately, this is a shocker, probably paint them over the weekend.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

So, yeah, BAMF

So that idea epic failed...but now I'm taking after Kristina Horner and doing the Blog in April More Frequently, AKA BAMF( I know I know). Anyway, yesterday was fun. And by fun I mean, mostly not fun until I got out of my speech class. I really didn't want to take this class, but it's required for my major and also, probably a good idea for a class in general. But still. SO, yesterday I had to give a speech, and I ended up giving it on why embryonic stem cell research should be federally funded in the US. It was 9 minutes long. It had a powerpoint. It was epic. I did however, somehow keep forgetting that I had notes in my hand, looking at the powerpoint for what to say next, and then getting mildly lost, but I think I hid it decently well. B material I hope.

In other news, I came home yesterday for Easter. My parents and I went to a church service then came home, ordered pizza and watched the newest episode of Bones, which was nice, if a bit sad at first(and by a bit sad I mean I-was-yelling-at-the-tv-I-was-so-upset), but then got very happy at the end. Today, even though its already 320(because my dad and I wasted the morning watching movies and tv...) my mom and I are thinking about going shopping. She wants to get me some sort of easter dress, and I need to get my watch band fixed. Currently it has 3 pieces of tape on it and is just falling apart in general, but I love the watch so much that I can't bear to get rid of it. It's a cool watch okay, it tells the time by saying 10 past 5 or 15 till 12 or half past 9. Yeah, it confuses people, which MIGHT be a factor in why I like it so much...

Okay, well, I'll see you all see, as I'm trying to BAMF (hehehe)

Current nail colour: Night Flight Sally Hansen

Thursday, April 1, 2010


So, I'm thinking that I'm going to do the blog-every-day-april challenge. However, as I am currently insanley busy, if I fail I will just say it was a drawn-out april fool's day joke. Anyway, today has been nice, even if the first part, and right now of course, are incredibly hectic and crazy!! This is going to be a really short post. I promise tomorrow will be longer! (Mostly because I'll be done with my 8 minute speech on embryonic stem cell research, and at home for Easter!) Okay, gotta go, talk at you tomorrow

Current Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Night Flight
Sexy: Paolo Nutini's voice, charm, accent, and cheeriness(I'm on a Paolo binge currently...)
UnFlattering: Writing a speech and being nervous in general

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Hi, I'm Lonely, who are you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Squealing Fits of Joy?

So, I want to warn you. I am not depressed. I think these last few blogs have been a bit melodramatic, and this one will be as well, probably. But I just wanted to let you all know that I have many happy moments too, its just that I'm usually a moderately bubbly and optimistic person so my happy moments aren't all that thrilling and noteworthy. Except for this week!! As its not for sure yet (though I'm pretty positive it'll happen) I am not at liberty to say what it is. I can, however, say that the possibility of it happening induced several happy dances and squealing fits of joy with friends. Now, while I am obviously very happy and excited about this news, I must also pint out that I am in for a huge lonely spell coming up. As my closest college friends, as well as friends I am just starting to get close with are finding their own "persons of interest" I fear that I will be left out of the loop for a while. My time will become less important to them, because, lets face it, who would choose a relatively solid friendship over a new and well exciting romance? As it was pointed out to me earlier today by a wiser, more street smart friend, "this will happen all throughout your life" When friends get married, move, etc...there will be more exciting things to them than our friendship, which I totally get. An old friendship that they don't think they need to work to keep the same will change for good. WHile it probably won't disappear (Neither me or most of my friends are that kind of person) it will certainly be different, maybe not as strong, or on a different level or, in extreme cases, be transformed from a friendship to a friendly acquaintance. For reiteration purposes, this will happen many times in my life and therefore I should get used to it. This does not make me particularly happy though...and yet my happiness over the earlier mentioned situation outweighs my concern for the future! (As you can tell, I've had a lot on my mind these past several days...)

Awesome: Jonathan Coulton, specifically his song "Not About You". Give it a listen if you're in the mood for laughter.

Lamesauce: The amount of time that I've spent thinking about aforementioned thoughts, enough to put it in a blog? jeez!

Current Nail Polish: "Here today, Aragon tomorrow!" OPI

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Epic. Fail.

So, there goes the 2-3 times a week thing...its just that not that many exciting things happen to me now that I'm back in my normal university with my old friends(who are rather lovely, but not really new and exciting). I've pretty much been doing basic college student stuff. You know what I mean, working on my homework, attending an obscene amount of classes, going to a few parties, hanging out with my friends, the occasional creative flurry of activity (I have recently taken to knitting, as well as trying to write a bit, and thinking about borrowing one of my dad's canvases during the summer and having him teach me how to paint, and my mum is going to teach me how to cook decent food instead of pasta and microwavable goods all the time), exercising quite a bit, and, of course, the college arts of napping and procrastinating. Like I said, it's been pretty basic. I love college, but it isn't as exciting as it seems to be from a high school point of view.
I want to go travelling again. I miss the adventure of not really knowing where you're gonna be until days before you leave. I miss the new cultures and foods to be experienced. I miss all the historical icons that you can see. I am going somewhere soon, hopefully. Most of my friends are doing something exciting for Spring Break (like going on a 21 and older cruise) so I am currently trying to convince my parents (hint hint) that we could maybe drive to San Diego and visit old friends, if its okay with them of course, and see the beach and maybe go to Disneyland or SeaWorld or something. And then there's Vegas! Oh I'm so excited. My good friend Jen and I are planning an excursion into the lights and glamour of Las Vegas in June. It will be a belated 21st bday celebration for me, and a 22nd bday celebration for her. We have people from all over (possibly) flying in. Our friends from back east and our friends from England and Germany and Mexico are hopefully coming to visit us in AZ and journey to the land of clinking coins and drinking glasses. WOOHOO!! I'm so beyond thrilled to see them again, it's been too long.
Anyway, some how I feel like its time for a change. I'm working on my body(exercising 3--4 times a week with a buddy), and think I might dye my hair a darker shade of brown. It's also getting pretty long, compared to what it was this time last year anyway. And I'm going to pursue some more creative outlets, as mentioned earlier. Maybe it will help me in my Publication Design class, and my Advertising class. I wish I could draw, but since I can't, perhaps I can paint, like Bob Ross! :) I'm also gonna give writing a story another chance. I think I'll start with a short story (any advice Lauren?) and then move on to trying to write a novel, and I think I'll stick with the genre I like best, which is young adult. And knitting, but that's more of something to do with my hands whilst I watch the television. Sometimes you just crave a bit of change, you know? The human desire to shake things up when you can't just pick up and leave to go somewhere exciting? I get that urge sometimes anyway, maybe you do too.
Well, I think that's enough gabbing for now. Actually, it has to be enough, cause I gotta get to class!! Off I go, running down the hall...

Awesome: what a cheerful mood writing this blog post put me in

Awful: that I'm a copy cat (stole this Awesome/Awful idea from Hayleylujah Chorus but it's just so darn much fun that I have only a bit of remorse for stealing it...)

Love you Bye!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's a New Year Now

Well, it's a new year now, and has been for 15 days! I just started getting back into the swing of things here at my university, and I'm ever so slightly overwhelmed! I have lots of projects coming up this semester including 4 speeches, a postcard, a poster, a research-based ad campaign for a candy brand, and a gazillion little french assignments, not to mention two choir concerts, and a 400 level class. Whew! That is an awful lot, but I've told myself that I can do it, as long as I prioritize my time, which I am making a schedule for tomorrow.
Among all the school work I have, I also starting some New Year's Resolutions
1. Excersize everyday except Sunday. I started on the 30 day shred program, but I'm on the second floor at Uni and now that I'm back there, I can't do all the jumping things because my RA lives below me. Instead I used some of the quieter moves and made my own routine.
2. Vlog once every fortnight. I have a YouTube channel, but I never seem to use it! So, its a new goal of mine to post a video, be it a vlog, or a funny, or an instructional video, once a fortnight. It will be a super fun challenge, I think
3. I also plan on using this thing more. When I was in England, I used this thing all the time, but I also went on lots of trips and had lots to gab about, but now, back in the boring old town of Flagstaff, there isn't as much, so I haven't been as motivated. But it is a new resolution of mine to post on this thing 2-3 times a week.
Okay, I also want to get clearer skin, but that one's pretty self explanatory. Okay, that's all for now, but I will post again very soon (as it's part of my resolutions), okay?

Awesome: How excited I am to stick to these resolutions. Also, sexy guitar players, one of whom I met tonight.

Awful: How many times I used the word "okay" in my last paragraph in contrast to how few sentences I had.