Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Is it summer yet!?

Packing and studying for my last final are definitely slow going. I feel like I haven't gotten ANYTHING done today. Blah.

There are some great things to look forward to, however. I've got some errands to run with CBK later today, then pizza for dinner with the girls, loading up the car, tests tomorrow, dad comes to provide another vehicle for loading up with my stuff, last "test" in another class, dinner with dad, SLEEP!, last breakfast at J&M for 3 months :(, driving home, hanging out with friends, and dog-sitting the pseudo-sis's precious Lucy all weekend in O-town, complete with a trip to the farmer's market and movie-watching with CBK!

Tomorrow I will be free from school for a glorious three months! The only downer is not seeing CBK every day. :( But we're only 45 minutes away all summer :) so no worries.

It's summertime and the livin's easy...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Leave your cares behind and paddle away...

Today was training and safety certification day for my summer job as a kayak tour guide! It was really a lot of fun... but that's not a big surprise considering I got to be outside on (and in) the water on a beautiful Florida day.

I'm tan (well... tan for me) and I have a feeling my back is going to be a bit sore tomorrow, but I love it! :)

After a a few hours on the water, we packed up and had some delicious food while taking a short test on "the product," which is the Indian River Lagoon and Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. The person that got the most right won $20. Guess who won? ME! YAY!! haha.

So now I'm sunkissed, happy, and $20 richer. Life is good.


While I REALLY wish the above picture of the pink kayak was mine, I can't honestly say it is. I found it on Bummer, I know. Who doesn't love pink!?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Epic Fail

Packing was an epic fail. It literally consisted of my throwing stuff in garbage bags all willy nilly. I have no idea where anything is. And there's still a TON of stuff that needs to be packed up. ::Sigh:: Good thing I have next week too.

But today the roomie and I are off to look at houses and then I'm heading home to T-ville. Isaac the iPod is charged, my car is (soon-to-be) packed, and I'm (kind of?) ready to go! Whew.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thank God for friends...

I'm proud to say I have the most amazing friends in the whole world. They're kind of a big deal. So when one of them sent me this a few days ago it really hit me. Everything will be ok. :)

"The way she sees it,
If you want rainbows,
You gotta have rain.
So she pulls up her bootstraps in the storm
And goes out looking
For puddles to play in.
She brightens up every dark place...
Selflessly lifting, soothing, and serving.
She finds joy in the journey
In both the hills and valleys...
And just about everything makes her laugh!
For her, laughter in the face of adversity
Is the finest sound there is!
She has a great attitude!

...go get 'em sister friend."

Love, hugs, and playing in the puddles...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Let's wrap it up

The school year is winding down and I'm faced with the daunting task of packing up all my... stuff. I have a lot of stuff. Mostly clothes because of my little shopping problem, but regardless, I have a lot of packing to do. I'm also as unorganized as it gets so I have to strategize on how to pack everything up because I KNOW I'll forget where everything is.

My roomies and I are also not having much luck finding a place to live in the fall. The perfect little stilt house is up for rent now and the won't hold it until August. If it's still open in July they'll let us have it. Talk about cutting it close. CBK and I found another perfect house really close to campus but it was out of our price range. :( However, we are looking at a couple houses Friday morning so keep your fingers crossed.

I did my grad checks last week with my two colleges and with the registrar's office. It's TERRIFYING to think that this time next year I'll be picking up my cap and gown and getting ready to walk across that stage. I'm going to walk REALLY slow because once I get to the other end I'm on my own. Ouch. No more umbrella from the 'rents. Maybe if I trip and fall they'll feel bad for me and help me with car insurance payments or something. It's worth a try.

Studying for exams isn't really going anywhere because I'm so stressed about the aforementioned issues. I can't seem to focus for more than 10 minutes at a time and now I'm stressing about not being able to study, which leads me to stressing about stressing about not being able to study... whew. It's just a cycle of madness.

Luckily, exams will be over soon and hopefully everything else falls into place sooner than later. Let's wrap it up already. Stress is not good for my complexion.

And it doesn't help that it's absolutely GORGEOUS outside and all I want to do is go to the Rez, hop in a kayak, paddle out to the middle of the lake, and just sit there soaking up the sun. ::sigh::

love, hugs, and a lookin for the light at the end of the tunnel...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

All these stupid silly songs...

Weeeellllll... let's get right to the point. I'm single once again. Yeaaahhh...

It stinks, but it'll all be ok. "It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end."

My friends are lifesavers. But my iPod is out to get me. How so? you ask. I drove to Orlando from T-ville today to spend a nice relaxing day at the bestie's with Lucy until Ky gets back from pastry school. Well on my way I just put my iPod on shuffle and kicked the car into cruise control.

Here was what the iPod chose to serenade me with...

"Here Comes Goodbye" - Rascal Flatts
"Fallin' Apart" - All American Rejects
"I Think About You Everyday" - A Rocket to the Moon
"When Did Your Heart Go Missing" - Rooney
"Supermassive Black Hole" - Muse
"Something's Gotta Give" - LeAnn Rimes
"Already Gone" - Sugarland
"You're Not Sorry" - Taylor Swift
"I Caught Myself" - Paramore


Isaac the iPod was promptly turned OFF and is now on the bestie's iHome.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Hugs, love, and happiness :)

I'm officially the worst blogger ever. Sorry I haven't posted in over a week! :( I'm ashamed.

Anyway, last week was amazing. The bf came to visit me for a whole week and I had a great time introducing him to my crazy, amazing, splendiforous friends up here and showing him around beautiful Tallahassee. We ate at all my favorite restaurants in town, saw the sights, went to Lake Ella, partied it up for CBK's birthday (we made a banner for her and put it outside her door, we also decorated her door with pink and green crepe paper and sat outside with confetti poppers to surprise her at 8:45 a.m. :) She loved it), and watched a ton of movies. Friday afternoon we drove over to St. Augustine for a weekend at the beach to celebrate another friend's birthday. The best part... I GOT TANLINES!!! For all of you that don't know me, this is a BIG deal. I'm a blue-eyed blonde with a ton of freckles. Tanning does not come easy.

Unfortunately, now it's back to reality. Only two more weeks of classes and then one day of exams on exam week. Summer '09 officially begins April 30th around 7 p.m.!!

In other news... I received a call from my reporting professor last week with some exciting news. She called to tell me that she's not sure if the advanced reporting class will be offered in the fall but it looks like it will be. If it is, I definitely have a spot in it. Second bit of good news... the intro reporting class will definitely be offered in the fall and she asked me to be her TA. But wait, it just gets better! She then said she would like to offer me an internship at her station, WCTV, in the fall, saying that an internship with her at WCTV is basically her way of training you to work in her newsroom after graduation. I was practically offered a job after graduation!!!! So now that 74 I got on my poli sci research test last week doesn't even bother me. I've got a job waiting for me anyway!

The future is lookin' bright :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pass the pigs!

My life has been forever changed. By two rubber (or are they plastic?) pigs.

Yes friends, I have played my first game of Pass the Pig and I'm obsessed. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, there are two little pigs that you roll as if they were dice. Depending on the position they land in, you get a certain number of points, or lose your points. The first person to 100 wins. It's a game of chance and listening to your gut when it tells you to "STOP ROLLING! Your luck has run out."

Sounds kind of boring up to this point right? Wrong. The positions these pigs land in are just plain funny. And the names given to said positions are even funnier. For example, razorback, trotter, snouter, and my personal favorite... the leaning jowler. Say that out loud and tell me you didn't giggle. If one pig lands in the leaning jowler position it's 15 points, but if BOTH pigs land that way it's a DOUBLE leaning jowler and it's worth 60 big ones!

My new life mission: roll a double leaning jowler. It's going on the bucket list as we speak.

Love, hugs, and leaning jowlers...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sorry I haven't had time to blog in the past few days. I've been preparing for next week. I have 2 tests and a lot of studying to do, as well as papers to write. So I hunkered down the past few days and got all my papers written and started the study guides for the two tests.

You're probably thinking, "Wow, she's really doing that ahead of time. How responsible. She must be a good student!" Well... no. I'm the one that skips class... often. But I'm blessed with enough intelligence to still do well in classes. Thankfully. I digress... the reason for doing all of this ahead of time is because the bf is coming to visit Sunday for a whole WEEK!!!! (Here's the sweet bf and I last week at the bestie's BBQ...)

So as you can imagine, I'm uber-excited and would rather spend time with him than study. Hence the past few days (and next one and a half) of total school-mode. I even went to most, well... some, of my classes this week! :)

I'm off to finish cleaning my room and doing some more studying before finally crashing into bed!

Love, hugs, and... LOVE!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The mean reds...

Let's get this straight... I don't have the blues, just a case of the mean reds. (In case you aren't already aware, I LOVE Breakfast at Tiffany's.)

Tallahassee is officially Tallanasty for the next few days because it's raining. Nonstop. And storming. Which includes loud and scary bursts of lightning and thunder as I carefully try to walk to classes without getting soaked, slipping and falling on my butt, or trying to maneuver around the MANY flooded areas of campus. (I'm convinced that by tomorrow afternoon the whole campus will be 2 feet underwater and classes will STILL not be cancelled.)

Don't get me wrong, I love a good rain. As long as I'm inside, warm, and either asleep or reading a good book in bed, preferably while cuddling with a)the bf b)the bestie (but she's not much of a cuddler) c) the pseudo-sis d)Coal or e)Luce-goose.

However, 1)none of the above are in Tallanasty. And 2)I have to go outside in this mess to get to class. Blah. And if I DO have to be outside in the rain, I'd like to be doing what Miss Audrey and Mr. Peppard are doing...

So this rain is bringing me down. I need some sunshine.

Love, hugs, and rainboots...