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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THE Life
August 20, 2009, 4:41 am
Filed under: fun, my day, sports

Today could have been described as one of those “this is the life” kind of days. I slept in until 10. I lounged around for most of the day (for a reason)… and I only had to leave the apartment once to get a bunch of free stuff:

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See that bag… free. Kindly given to me by a leprechaun. My favorite items are the fitted tees and two pairs of tennies. Now mind you, this duffel bag could fit a small child into it and it was rather full when I got it. Don’t let the size of the shoes fool you- I have big feet.

Anyways. My morning was spent going through my bag-o-goodies and trying not to die. I’m dreadfully sick, you see. Here are just a few of the pills I’ve been popping like candy:

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That right there would be more of a nighttime cocktail… because of the benadryl to help me sleep through the awful coughing that those yellow things are supposed to stop. I think the most pills I’ve taken at once would be 11 so far. Don’t worry, I’ve checked interactions. I’m good.  You see, at this point this bug is extremely irritating. We’re going on 19 days here, folks. It’s gotten to the point where I judge my bedtime by the next time I can take Sudafed. My nightstand looks like a pharmacy!

Despite my not feeling well I have still tried to remain interested in life… One of my roommates forwarded this to me. It’s super sweet!

 



The “not post” post
October 16, 2008, 7:04 pm
Filed under: gym, my day, run, sports | Tags: , , , , , ,

… if that even makes sense. Have you ever had one of those weeks where it’s just nonstop chaos? I can raise 2 hands to that. I can see why adults like a glass of wine with dinner now.

I just feel like complaining about this week (it’s been one of the most stressful experiences of my life), and I cant complain to the roomie because she knows what I’ve been going through. Like those 2 nights in a row of 4 hours of sleep (with multiple hours of exercise) and no time for naps- sorry about being grouchy… even though I still feel like tackeling someone (nobody in particular, mind you)

So since today is a low key day, I decided to bring my lunch to my room and watch some ER on the laptop. I got my soup; I’m wearing a hoodie; I’m watching ER in the dark, with some desk lamps on. Bad choice. Now I want to tackel somebody AND cry (the topic just stressed me out, with some Dr. dying and all- but yes, I totally ate my lunch watching fake blood and vomit squirt all over the screen). Lovely.

It’s days like these, when I have the time, that I love to go exercise. Just be aggressive, powerful, and sweaty. Get those endorphins pumping through my veins. Forget about my stress, completely focussing on what I’m doing at the moment.

I am completely convinced that exercising is what keeps me… me. Happy and ready to go. Don’t lie, you know what I’m talking about. Runner’s high. Yeah, without that people would start calling me psychowoman instead of tg. Maybe they would start calling me Danger… I’d be fine with that, it’s already my middle name you know.

Back to the runner’s high thing. Actually, not really. I need another nap. I think I’ve got a bug, and I want it to go away.

and it was totally 33 degrees outside this morning. my gear saved me.



actually…
September 16, 2008, 7:07 pm
Filed under: friends, fun, gym, gym-boy, love, my day, run, school, sports

I’m not going to the rec today. I believe that I have good reason, too.

  1. I am on the tail end of a nasty cold
  2. My cough from that sounds… interesting
  3. I am sneezing up “things”
  4. Work was tough today
  5. And despite the fact that I took a nap this morning, I am still tired
  6. I have reading I should do
  7. I have reading I want to do
  8. My knees are sore… maybe not
  9. The only spin class they have interferes with 2-3 things I have to do tonight

Oh man, I couldn’t get to 10 reasons. Bah- still not going. But wanna know what #9 is about?? Yeah you do. We have our weekly floor dinner tonight, 5:30. I have campus ministry to go to tonight 7pm. And then I get to go to the library and study (with friends).

Maybe library boy will be there tonight. And yes, I know his name. It may or may not be like gym boy, who i still haven’t seen! There are many ___ boys around here:

  • Surfer boy
  • Elevator boy
  • Track Boy
  • __________ Baseball Boy*
  • Football Boy
  • Tall boy
  • Chemistry Boy
  • Cute Best Buy Boy
  • Breakfast Boy

Numbers 2, 4 and 9 (elevator, football, and breakfast) are not quite as significant in my life as the others, but still important.

*I can’t say the first part because I think that it would be too revealing of who he is- but there are the same number of spaces as there are letters, so feel free to guess.



Sorry Mr. Chemistry
September 16, 2008, 2:19 am
Filed under: college, fun, gym, my day, sports | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

So the Chem test really wasn’t that bad. I only missed a couple questions (some because I was stupid/ should have known better and one because of phrasing) AND raised my grade in there by 30%. I think it’s a pretty good day. And my TA for lab knows my name. I don’t know how many labs he conducts but I’m sure it’s a lot. Just letting you know mom and dad, that probably the closest I will get to my professor knowing my name, except for in Spanish.

Which speaking of Spanish… I found out today that I get to give an 8 minute speech on Oct 31st. Yahoo! Now not only will I be able to say that I stumble through long speeches in my native tongue, but also in my not so 2nd language.

Actually I’m kind of excited about it; challenges can be great learning tools sometimes, ya know. I’m also excited about going to the rec tomorrow( a new challenge). Or at least that’s the plan. I haven’t been yet, although I probably should be going. My shin splints are pretty much gone now I think, and I’m dying to run (on a track mind you, not cross country!), or take a spinning class! (for $3…) Hey some girls are willing to spend that on coffee whereas I am willing to spending it on exercise. Yeah, that makes me feel like a good person inside.

Plus going to the rec gives me an opportunity to ride my bike… which I kinda haven’t done yet. My excuses: I wanted to familiarize myself with the campus first and all my classes are within 10 minutes walking distance and smack dab in the middle of campus= tons of traffic, both pedestrians and cars. The rec is kinda sorta off to the side of everything. If I time it right (as in not during passing period) I should get the road to myself. Heck yes.



My First Real Trip to Kohl’s

One fish

Two fish

Red fish

Blu… backpack!

Sorry, I couldn’t help but use the fishies as a shoe in to my new backpack when I saw this shirt. (thanks mom for hiding modeling!)

Now what gangsta wouldn’t want this Tshirt?

While at Kohl’s I got my school shopping done. They had an awesome clearance section- which had just the things I was looking for: (jersey?) knit skirts. I also got some tanks to wear at practice- they were $2.80 each. I know, I’m pretty awesome at finding deals.

I also got a new laptop today- since the pink dell ain’t workin so great. You can see it next to my new baby amongst my new computer garbage:

Yeah, it’s an HP. All my friends but one got HP’s. They all like theirs. Therefore: I got a new HP instead of another silly dell computer. Haha, it was very funny: Dad said, “Now you shouldnt have problems with this one. At least I hope.” Then I thought my baby didn’t come with a charger. Called Dad and bestbuy to complain. Then I found it. Then I couldn’t find my SD card slot. Called Dad to say it didn’t have one (it’s crucial to blogging you know!) then he found it. Then I tried to put in my extended batteru, but I couldn’t get it to fit. Had Dad work on it. Finally I was right: it was the wrong battery lol. Now I gotta figure out how to get the extended battery when it’s not in the stores yet since this is such a new computer and I leave town in a week- and its currently on sale for $60 off.

Now all I’m concerned about is loading the *edited out* security thingy. I might win an iPod if I do this before school! I’m all up for free stuff and deals so if you ever feel like sending me stuff, go right ahead.

*picture edited out*

Sorry for the long post. I think that it could be mainly attributed to my outstanding humor, so your eyes shouldn’t fall out just yet. I’m off to watch more swimming/ get ready for bed. I’m tired and have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow. It will be my last saturday in town and last day of work/ saturday morning water aerobics.



I Don’t Know What to Call This Post
August 15, 2008, 2:04 am
Filed under: family, friends, fun, gym, my day, parents, sports, work | Tags: , , , , ,

So, the sisters started school today. Haha, sucks for them. Not only do I start school a week later, I get out 2 weeks earlier, plus I get to meet cute college boys!

Yeah, I’m in a bit of a better mood tonight. I don’t know why. I’ve got plenty of things I could be upset at. I’m guessing it might have something to do with me looking forward to going to the gym tomorrow. Hopefully I will see gym boy tomorrow (although I doubt I will). I want to talk to him about college- he’s going to *edited out* too you know! …but he doesn’t know that I know that. Maybe I need to back off on my stalker tendencies.

Speaking of stalkerishness… I went to the Ali Kemp self defense class, Take Defense, last night. I took O. and met 2 of my friends there. A. was wearing the same *edited out* shirt as I was. I guess she has pretty good taste, huh? M. thought it was funny, she’s going to *edited out* as well- but she didn’t wear her crazy awesome shirt. My favorite part of the class was hitting th B.O.B. bag (the fake guys- that feel like a person when you hit them). At first I kept missing his face. Then I really started trying to hit him- I almost knocked it over. It was very empowering. Oh, and my 2nd favorite part of class- pretty much throwing O. across the room -inadvertantly of course! 😉 .