That Tall Girl


Tidal waves and Titles
September 28, 2009, 3:29 am
Filed under: friends, fun, my day, sports

Here are my besties forever (minus one), all in our matching uni’s and first place medals! We worked hard and we won our main event at our very first regatta, beating the next closest boat by nearly 4 minutes on a 5km course. That was my weekend in a nutshell: complete awesomeness plus a lot of hours in a charter bus.

Despite the fact that my torso is longer than two seats in that darn bus, I still managed to curl up, legs sprawled all over the wall and my chin tucked down into my pillow, and get some much needed shut eye. Homework? That waited until today when I actually felt motivated… lie.

I was not motivated in the least bit to get anything done today. My weekend needed to be extended. Is it wrong to pray for some kind of natural disaster to hit campus and close down school for just one day? Well, eventually I buckled down and managed to finish some stuff, but my to-do list is still a mile long this week. We’re just going to play things by ear, hoping my time management skills make an appearance.

 

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Back to school…
August 25, 2009, 8:44 pm
Filed under: friends, my day, school

Homework on the first day. Man, oh man. How in the goodness gracious am I supposed to write a 2 page paper where I “discuss your self-identity and the factors that influence what it means to be an individual”??? That right there is more like a 4 page paper. Or maybe 2 different papers? Homework can be quite… frustrating at times. That’s why I’m glad to have my friends. Without them I would surely loose my mind (somewhere along Mid-Campus Drive, probably).

Although yesturday was a crazy day filled with meetings, exercise, and class I still found time to hang out with the girls a bit. Two of my friends K and B turned 20 this weekend so we got together for dinner and cake. Here is an unatractive picture of the birthday girls blowing out the candles on the cake:

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Count Down: 3 days
August 22, 2009, 3:58 am
Filed under: friends, my day

OMG it’s like totally only like 3 days until school starts.

Summer, where have you gone? Maybe these guys know:

Man, I wish I had that kind of time on my hands? Well, today I did- but I didn’t do anything productive with it. Wait. I lied. I went and got my books. But first I went and picked up my coupon for my books.

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From bottom to top those are my books for Business Statistics, Modern Era (history/yuck!), Intro to Literature in Spanish, Expository Writing/ENGL 100, and Spanish Civilization. YAY- not. Amazon is shipping me 2 books since the bookstore didn’t pull them for me. They can reimburse me later. In total, my books were cheap this semester. One of my roommates on the other hand, oh my. She’s got books up to her eyeballs. The store had to give her two bags to carry them in. It’s a good thing we drove there.

We got to the bookstore right on time. Everyone and their dog showed up right after us. I think it’s because rush week just finished and today the dorms opened if you wanted to move in early. Tomorrow they open for good. The plan is to help one of my friends move in. This girl:

alysa and adria picnic

Although this picture is from forever and a half ago… we’re still good friends. She was supposed to come hang out tonight (and watch a very good movie, 17 Again)but she’s currently staying as a guest to her now roommate to avoid a fee for early move-in. Silly girl.

Now it’s time for bed. After a summer of crazy sleep schedules it’s time to get back to normality :/



Home Here I Come!
November 25, 2008, 3:32 pm
Filed under: family, friends, fun, my day, parents | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Well, I’m pretty sure that I got an A+ on my Chemistry test. That’s one less thing to worry about, along with having practice out of the way. It was especially fun today! Does that mean easy? Nah… just super fun and different.

Wanna know what else is super fun? Listening to Christmas music whilst packing/cleaning for Thanksgiving break. I will be getting on the road at approx. 11:30 a.m. (in about 2 hours!!) The trip will be much nicer and faster since my friend M. is tagging along.

The rats will be going with the roomie, home, since I am traveling to the windy city to see family for a couple of days. My parents weren’t too keen on the idea of having a rat in the car for an 8 hour road trip. They think it might make things smelly. You know what my answer to that is? Dad. Gas. Eww. Besides, we’re cleaning the cage right now.

It’s my turn to hold the rats, I put them in my newly emptied trash can… hey, it works. They are so cute. They made a fort with the newspaper in their cage:

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It’ll be tough to leave Bootsie for about a week, but I might be able to manage. You know what’s going to be difficult? Leaving my teammates. I’m going to miss them 😦 But it’s probably going to be worse over Christmas break: a whole month without my best buddies!

Well, gotta go finish up the packing. Gotta make my list and check it twice. Pick out something nice.



It’s official…
October 11, 2008, 1:41 am
Filed under: breakfast, chicken, college, dinner, food, friends, fun, gym-boy, my day | Tags: , , , , , ,

… I’m a loser. It’s Friday night and I’m blogging. Yep, you guessed it, I’m sitting in my dorm room because there’s nothing better to do. Honestly I have good reasons to want to go to bed early, like:

  • I’m exhausted
  • My roommate and suitemate are in Omaha for the weekend (for Navigators
  • I’m sore
  • I have things to do tomorrow

Now that Ya’ll know why I’m going to bed at 8:30 on a friday night in college (btw, I don’t party/drink, if that explains anything) I will continue with regularly scheduled programming

You know that you wanted to see what I eat. Well here it is. If you really want to try to figure out the calories, you just go ahead and do that, then let me know in the comments.

  • Wed. 9-24
  • breakfast:
  • 1 c. raisin bran
  • 1.5 c. lucky charms
  • 1 c. skim milk
  • 1 c. canned peaches sans syrup
  • 5 medium, fresh strawberries
  • 20 oz. gatorade
  • lunch:
  • pb&j with 70cal/slice bread (high fiber), lots of pb and low sugar jam
  • 1 really dense brownie
  • dinner:
  • 1 c. strawberry ice cream
  • 2 chicken strips
  • 3 T. BBQ sauce
  • small salad with 2T honey mustard dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 c milk
  • snack:
  • 1 dense brownie

 

  • Thurs. 9-25
  • breakfast:
  • 1.5 c raisin bran
  • 1.5 c lucky charms
  • 1 c skim milk
  • .75 c blackberries
  • 1 c canteloupe
  • 2 eggs srambled with a bit of cheese
  • 3 fun size chocolates
  • 20 oz. gatorade
  • lunch:
  • chicken breast
  • 1 c skim milk
  • .5 c cauliflower
  • small salad with 2 T honey mustard dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 brownie
  • 1 ice cream novelty (190 cal.)
  • dinner/snacks:
  • 6  fun size chocolates
  • 1 brownie
  • 5ish fakelike pork ribs, meat-y
  • 1 c milk
  • small salad with 2 T honey mustard dressing
  • .5 cup white bean and tomato salad
  • 1  c fluffy strawberry salad (cottage cheese, jello, cool whip)
  • .5 c peas

And I totally lost a couple pounds this last week just by dropping down to one bowl of cereal and cutting down on the sweets. But with the above menu I was able to maintain my weight. Aren’t you jealous??

 

**I saw gym boy today!!! I was walking out of my Spanish class about 20 minutes late (talking to the prof. about the outline…) and he was “parked” outside of the building I was walking out of. It was a  nice day so he had the window rolled down in what is not his car (because I totally am a creepy stalker and know what he drives) There was eye contact. Wish there was a wave… but I think he might be in a frat and was with his frat… brothers… is that what you call them??**



10 years from now…
October 2, 2008, 12:12 am
Filed under: family, friends, fun, my day, run | Tags: , , , , , ,

I don’t think I’ve mentioned before that I go to the Ag. school for the state. As in all the farmers come here. In fact we have a whole parking lot devoted to pick up trucks. Not really, it’s just the lot for off campus students that’s right next to the rodeo building.

Up until now I was fo’ sho’ going to live in a small town with a cute little house and have to drive 20 minutes to get anywhere interesting. I’ve changed my mind. I don’t want to have 4 children all (legally) named Bubba in 10 years while living in my farmhouse with the cows in the front yard and wearing a giant mumu (because Bubba #5 is on her way) and an apron.

So, to the farmer boy who was trying to make eyes at me (but was way to shy) in the dinner line- I’m not interested.

Anyways, back to the whole 10 years from now thing… There’s this board in our basement (I live in an all girls dorm btw) and I thought it was kinda funny how all of the Jonas Brothers are spoken for. I call dibs on the little one. just kidding.

Ok, I’ll show you what I wrote. You can stop asking now.

Rat update! They love each other. Ya gotta tilt your head 3 mm to the left and squint with one eye to see bootsie, but it’s worth the effort for these cuties:



Everyone, Say hello to Bootsie
September 22, 2008, 8:28 pm
Filed under: family, friends, fun, my day, run | Tags: , , , , , , ,

This is Bootsie. She is my new baby. But she’s actually a rat.

Ok… let me back up a bit here. You’re probably wondering whats going on. This weekend I went home with my roomate. One of the things we decided on was to buy rats while we were in town (her town is actually a metropolis of 50k, but still larger than our little college town).

Anyways, on saturday we made our 1st trip to PetCo. Rats, cage, food, etc: check. Come home. My baby is sluggish and coughing up blood. Trip to PetCo #2: told to go to the vet (free of charge- but we soon find out they’re closed). 3rd visit to PetCo: get meds for the baby rat.

Then we go see the Producers at the community theater: it was super cute. A bit more sexual than I was expecting, but then again it’s a Gene Wilder thing.

Sunday we go to church, then PetCo and get a bigger cage (for the 2 of them, once mine is healthy) Did I mention we got 2?? Here is B’s: Dr. Nibbles (she bites. and the name sounds, um different, is you say it 5x fast)

And here’s us coming home:

Ok. So now they’re all moved in an everything. I look at my wall o’ stuff and see this. I guess i’m running a 5k next sunday? Probably should have started running again sooner than today. Probably should go work on that.

And I thought I’d add that my mom is just loving the idea of having a rodent in her house come Christmas and Summer. Oh and mom, what if I go on a trip while bootsie’s still around? Will you take care of/ hold her for me? 🙂