That Tall Girl

On the mend
August 21, 2009, 1:11 am
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This morning my best friend and I woke up a bit earlier than would be college-kosher: 8:30, and went to lift weights. The reason? We probably should. Back to the story. While there, in the little shoe changing place we have set up, we were changing our shoes. Out of slides and flip flops and into socks and tennies. Suddenly (!!!) somebody walked into the quite-empty-of-human-life weight room. Apparently he used to go to school here and thought my friend was somebody he knew from school back in the day. She wasn’t. It was all a rather odd and awkward conversation involving him reading our routine and saying how this will make us loose our booties. Oh my… sometimes I just don’t know how to respond to people, haha.

After an eventful morning I went back home. Home sweet home. It was now time to do laundry. How did I know this you may ask? Well, I have had to wear the same teal-ish running shorts for the 2nd or 3rd day in a row. When I start running out of clothes to wear, that’s when it’s time to wash some more.  Now let me tell you, going to a new place to do laundry can be a bit stressful. It is for me, anyways. As far as I can tell the washer takes less than 45 minutes and the dryer takes more than 40 minutes. In the process of doing laundry I was able to organize my dresser a bit more and sort out my Tshirts.


See all my laundry hanging up… more like all of my shorts and a few other items, like a lunch box/bag. Now, I want you to look at the dresser. See how small it is. There is now way all of my Tshirts could fit in there in addition to my other clothes that are in there. You may be wondering… TG how do you store all of your Tshirts? The answer is underbed storage!


 On the left I keep all of my colored shirts. Cookie monster is staring at you… And on the right I keept all of my white, gray and black shirts. I suppose I could tell you that there is one more bin under my bed. But I won’t need that stuff until it gets cold!

Oh! I still need to tell you why doing my laundry was so important. When I went down to the laundry room (because my complex has one) I could smell stuff. You know that old, basement-y, laundry room smell? Yah, I could smell that. After finishing my chores I decided since it was already 1pm that it was time for a shower. Got that done and decided that I should use some saline nasal spray stuff like my doctor told me to. So I start pouring this stuff down my nose… and realize that I grabbed the Afrin. Haha… silly TG. So I blew my nose and tried to rinse with the saline stuff because my nose is needing a hiatus from Afrin after being used for 5 days. Right now I think that I’m starting to feel better. That’s good.


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:


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:


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!


It’s that time of year again
August 19, 2009, 2:53 am
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As I sit here staring down some yummy looking pretzels an interesting thought comes to mind:


what a bittersweet word to be uttered during these last dog days of summer. It starts in roughly a week- yikes!- and although I’m ready for it, I’m kinda not.

School means military-like schedule, with my life planned out to the last minute. BUT It also means friends! And Cru! And other important things.. like learning… Anyways-I’m super excited to get to see all of my friends again. A couple of them are already in town but busy with recruitment week for their sororities. The rest are trickling back into town as time passes. No joke, it has been so weird to see how this tiny town of about 50,000 (including the 24,000 students) has been growing day by day. More people out for runs, at WalMart, etc.

Even though the thought of homework seemed daunting, it’s that time again. Time to think in Spanglish again. Time to make flash cards till they come out my ears (again). Time to get back to real life (not summer camp land)

Here’s a quick wrap up of my summer:


Inconceivable… To be Moved in!
August 9, 2009, 7:29 pm
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 Oh, it is so nice to be all moved in to my new apartment! Since things are still a bit lonely around here and I woke up a bit earlier than hoped, I decided that it was a good time to watch a movie. After looking through the box of DVDs and VHS tapes, Princess Bride was an obvious choice.


When the movie is just about finished it will be time for church… which makes this movie a perfect choice because I don’t need to finish it- I already know what happens!

This just happens to be my motto for movies during the school year weekdays. I need to know what happens in the movie so that I won’t be bothered if I have to get up and leave during the middle of it. I’m not going to give up movies just because my schedule is craaaazy.

 Speaking of crazy, there is no internet in the apartment yet. Boo. A trip to the library this afternoon is on my agenda so that I can post this message. Is it sad that I already miss my email after just one day?

No Joke, this Post is Boring… because it’s Friday.
January 24, 2009, 3:49 am
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Today has been an eventful day.  Very eventful.

Oh, I just saw an ad for Nick and Norah’s Endless Play List. DO NOT SEE THAT MOVIE. It’s a complete waste of time/money. Juvenile, lack of a well developed plot, etc. Oh and don’t waste your time/money on Charlie Bartlett.

Ok one more funny thing before I sign off and go to bed: My conversation class got moved to a different building today. We were all waiting outside for our prof. and another one of classmates comes through the doors. He looks like he’s seen a ghost. He said, “what are you all doing here” we explained that class was here today. apparently he was planning on skipping class today (since he’s in a different section I think is what he said…) I just thought it was funny how he ended up running into his class he was trying to avoid.

And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a cute little claymation vid about el Valle de la Luna:

Study Break
January 21, 2009, 2:21 am
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Blah, blah, blah. Homework is going to be an issue this semester. I can see it now. No more naps. No more being social during the week. Etc.

For speech we had to come up with some possible speech topics under different categories. When I got to the “Hobbies/Trips/Leisure Activities” portion all I could come up with was watching movies, going to study table, and making cards (which I don’t even do while at college!) After talking with the roomie we decided that we have no life. “Student Athlete” pretty much describes my life.

Ok, funny story. In my speech class on the first day of class we did an activity to see what kind of people we had in our class,  you know, conservative/ liberal, military, age, residence, etc. We came to the question of if you like sports or not. I ended up being the farthest to the “doesn’t like sports” side (even though I was standing just a bit past the middle of the room… Anyway, my TA then asks “Oh, since we’re on the subject, who are our student athletes in here?” Haha, ME! Show’s you what dedication I have to the sports realm…

Actually I love my sport. I just don’t care much for watching other sports. And since we’re talking about watching stuff… I think that you should watch the All American Rejects “Gives You Hell” music video. It’s pretty cute.

Hola, Mis Lectores!
January 20, 2009, 4:16 am
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Pues… I feel like I cannot stop thinking in Spanish. In fact I feel so consumed by it I’ll probably end up sleep talking (in Spanish) like I did last night. I’m currently listening to my Mamma Mia! soundtrack trying to clear my mind a bit… but I have a feeling that it’s just going to get stuck in my head and I’ll end up sleep singing.

Even though it was just the first weekend of the semester I had quite a bit of homework so I kinda took it easy and didn’t do much. The highlight of my weekend was probably going to church yesturday. Also I worked on getting the whole roommates for next semester thing worked out.

My room smells like yogurt. Probably because I made some today. It’s in the fridge currently so that it will stop cooking. I’ll get to try it tomorrow… I hope it’s good. It looks like it should be.

Ok, it’s bedtime! Here’s something to inspire your inner Dance Queen: