Sunday, September 30, 2012

Survey Sunday

When I was in middle school, I LOVED doing these survey's on Xanga. Which by the way, I would highly recommend going back and reading your old Xanga. It's really embarrassing, but SO funny. I would write about the dumbest things.. "So like last night I went downstairs to get a snack, then I went back upstairs" "So tonight I think we're gonna go see White Chicks! I hope cHrIs is going! XO" "likin' nobody....".

Oh middle school.. the worst years of any girls life.

Anywho, I saw that people are doing this whole Survey Sunday thing and I got really excited. Because who doesn't like a good survey?!

1. Are you a morning or night person? Definitely a morning person. Staying up late isn't my favorite, but I suck it up on the weekends for the sake of my social life.

2. Ninjas or pirates? Pirates.

3. What was your favorite childhood television program? Where do I start? I've always loved TV. Rugrats was my #1. Hey Arnold, All That, The Amanda Show, Recess, Lizzie McGuire, 7th Heaven.

4. Any food dislikes? Not the biggest fan of seafood

5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? To travel in time. I wouldn't change anything, there are just certain things I'd like to relive or get a glimpse of.

6. What is usually your first though when you wake up? What time is it? Then I check my texts or laugh about what I dreamt about. I have weird dreams.

7. What is your favorite color? Turquoise

8. Do you believe in ghosts? YES

9. Have any bad habits? I have a really bad habit of not proof-reading things before I write them. It's becoming an issue

10. Biggest pet peeve? WHEN PEOPLE ARE LATE FOR THINGS. If I can get there on time, so can you! Also, I hate when people smack their food. Ew.

11. Any celebrity crushes? Zac Efron and Jef Holm from The Bachelorette

12. Clean or messy person? It depends on how busy I am to tell you the truth. Right now, my bathroom could go for a good cleaning and I have a lot of clothes that need to be hung up. I hate being messy. It makes me anxious. I'm borderline OCD on things being organized.

13. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Austin or Nashville.

14. Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid. No responsibilities. 

15. Name 1 thing you love about being an adult. I get to do whatever I want and people trust that I am making good decisions.

16. Any regrets? Nah. Well.. I kind of wish I would slow down and stop to smell the roses every now and then. 

17. What was one of your favorite foods as a kid? Hot dogs

18. What would be your dream job? I wanna work at a country record label

19. What would your last supper be? First, I'd start with chips and queso from El Azteca in Portland. They have white queso and it's my favoooorite. Next, I'd get a caprese salad from Damien's in Houston. Then I'd have a Goodnight burger from Hopdoddy in Austin. Lastly, I'd get a piece of tres leches cake from Churrascos in Houston. Mmmm. I think I'd get diabetes after that meal though.

20. Who was the best looking teacher you ever had? My public speaking professor freshman year. He was a grad school student, a total hottie, but a total douche. I couldn't stand him.

21. What’s the strangest talent you have? I'm double-jointed in my fingers. Anddddd I pride myself on being able to fix anything; I'm a little handyman.

22. Which shoe do you put on first? I've never paid attention.

23. Do you parallel park or drive around the block? Whichever's closest. I've become a pro at parallel parking in Austin.

24. Do you have any strange phobias? I am absolutely terrified of the Chuckie doll.

25. Name 1 thing not many people know about you. Eh, I'm pretty much an open book. Here's a secret: my hair isn't actually blonde!

Happy Sunday, yall :) Mine will be spent doing homework! Wooo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fact is..

Things in my life are starting to slow down. I like it. I'm still busy, but not stressed, which is just how I like my life. School is enjoyable (for the most part), work is good, and life is just plain fun. Sometimes I just sit down and think "wow things are so good right now". It's nice.

Sometimes it's hard when you get caught up in the motions and forget to acknowledge the good times. So stop what you're doing right now and think of 5 things that make you happy. 

I'll never forget a lesson I learned in bible study when I was in high school.. Our youth pastor had one of my friends stand next to a stool, then had another one of my friends try to pick her up and put her on the stool. It was hard. Next, he had one of the girls stand on the stool and had the other one try to pull her down. It was easy. The point was that it's so much easier being brought down than lifted up. It's hard being an optimist. It's easy to think of all things going wrong. 

Thinking positive is something I constantly struggle with, but right now life is so good and acknowledging it needs to be a main focus of mine.

Anywho, on to other pressing matters. One of my favorite blogs, The Chiffon Diary is doing a link party called "Fact is.." and I thought it would be fun to join in!

Fact is: I'm seriously contemplating doing the whole ombre thing to my hair. Mainly because my hair is growing at lightening speed and I just can't afford to take my butt to the salon every 5 weeks to have my roots fixed. So this is an excuse to let my roots show in all of their glory. I don't want to get carried away with it though--it needs to be subtle. We all know I don't like change when it comes to my hair. I cried when Kayla cut 6 inches off and I cried when I dyed it brown last year. This is a color I'm leaning toward: 

Fact: I cannot contain my excitement on having a niece!!!! Ben and Leah had their gender reveal party the weekend before last. Obviously, I couldn't be there, so my brother Patrick FaceTimed me so I could see the whole thing. I definitely cried happy tears when we found out it was a girl :) I am beyond excited to spoil her rotten. Plus, I have the best aunts in the whole wide world who I am very close with, so I can't wait to share that special relationship with this little babe.

Fact: I am absolutely starving right now, but I don't wanna eat until I finish this post.

Fact: I want to be more proactive at my internship, but I don't really know how to broach the topic because there are 3 other interns and we all share projects, so it would be hard for me to do stuff on the side.

Fact: Tina Fey is the funniest person on TV. I'm really into 30 Rock right now.

Fact: I've been eating terribly lately. I'm ok with it though. I need extra weight to keep me warm in the winter.

Fact: My roommate doesn't understand our walls are paper thin. I can't un-hear some of things I've heard recently. Barf.

Fact: I don't really care about the upcoming election. I hate politics. And I'm not registered to vote. Sue me?

Fact: I've been letting someone get under my skin lately that I should've ditched a long time ago. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can't let people go.

And that's all folks. Have a fabulous Hump Day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Transitioning Into Fall

As the temperature continues to drop, here's what you shouldn't do:

You should never wear leggings under your Norts (Nike + shorts, get it?). EVER. You'll look dumb. Pick one or the other. Or another option would be some yoga pants, a pair of jeans, or a pullover to keep you warmer as fall approaches.

So here in Austin, we've been experiencing a "cold front". And by cold front, I mean the low has been in the 70s. People are going freaking nuts. I saw a girl riding a bike the other day wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.. my guess is she got so excited about the drop in temperature that she forgot about the highs still being in the 90s midday. Hello, check the weather app on your phone. It's not that hard. 

With this cold front, I've already starting seeing an emergence of the leggings + Norts combo. It's burning my eyes.

While I try my best not to commit fashion faux pas, I do slip up every now and then when I'm feeling lazy or running late. I won't be a hypocrite about it, but these slip ups should never match up to sheer tackiness. So please, for the love of God, stop wearing this outfit.

And while I'm on this topic, if you're going to wear leggings as pants, make sure they're not see-through. I don't need to know what color your thong is.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Life Lately + Things I'm Loving

Woooooweee I'm really sucking in the blogging department. I am just so. dang. busy. Between school and work and having a social life, I am swamped.

Good news folks. I'm giving myself a break. I've been toying with the idea of quitting one of my internships a lot here lately. I didn't really like the work I was doing at internship #1 (disclaimer: I do realize it's intern work. It is going to suck. I get it. Buttt.. my other internships never sucked this bad.) The people in the office weren't very friendly, I had to sit on a barstool, AND I never really felt like a valuable member of the team. Plus a girl has to find time to eat, sleep, and do her homework! Going to school fulltime + 2 jobs leaves very little wiggle room for free time. So I finally bit the bullet and quit.

I am in love with my internship at Triple 8 (internship #2) and now I feel like I can put my full focus into it and school. Plus it's my senior year! I need to stop and smell the roses. I had to do what was best for me. I tried to be a badass and have these two internships at once to plump up my resume, but it just wasn't going to work out for me. From that, I've learned a few things:

1. Cut things out that weigh you down. If it makes you unhappy, drop it. Nothing is worth making you miserable if you can easily fix it.
2. I don't like having no room for free time. Sometimes I just need to unwind and doing something mindless, like watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, for a little bit before working or doing homework. Being so scheduled that I don't have time to sit down and eat is ridiculous. Cut that crap out while you still can.
3. This is my SENIOR YEAR. I still can't get over it. In 8 months, I'll be forced into adulthood. Let's worry about that when I get there. For now, I will enjoy my adolescence.. at least what's left of it.

So anywho, that's where I am now. Classes are going swell. Work is phenom. Football season is in full swing. I'm just lovin' life :)

With that being said, I wanted to share a few things I'm just lovvvving here lately:

This Old Navy Sweater: They're currently out of the black and white polka dot online, but I snagged this one a few weeks ago in-store. Polka dots are huge this fall and I have been dying to wear this ever since I bought it! I wore it to work today, later to class, then to dinner tonight (with a top knot and neon shorts) and I have never gotten more compliments on an outfit before!

I've been loving gold this fall, and when one of my favorite blogs, For Chic Sake, posted this glittery quatrefoil iPhone background, I about died. Love. Download it now and swoon over your new wallpaper.

Love this quote. Sometimes it's hard to remember this.

When people write songs for me.

When I get praised in class for sharing my opinion/thoughts.

When people respond quickly to texts.

30 Rock. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan are a magical mix.

Laughing outloud when I'm by myself. That's when something's really funny.

Being organized.

My job.

When people are sweet for no reason. Like my friends. And the barista at Starbucks. And the random girl next to me in class today.

Freshly washed sheets.

Having energy! I think I'm loving this the most. For the past few months, I have been a zombie. I'm beyond over it.

Welllll.. this blog post took a turn for the long-ness. What? I don't know. I'm tired. Love you all :) XO

Friday, September 7, 2012


What a week this has been. It's been my first full week back at school and work and it's not been an easy transition from summer :( If this is what adulthood feels like, I'm not ready for it one bit! Monday's and Wednesday's, I have class then have to rush to internship #1 then rush from work back to class. 8:30am-7pm. It kills me. Then Tuesday's and Thursday's I have internship #2 then class. I feel like I'm constantly running.

And all this running made me miss the last InstaFriday. So lucky you, you get 2 weeks worth of Instagram pictures! Hip hip hooray!

Without further ado (in chronological order)...

My city. It's beautifuuuuul. 

The weekend before last, some friends and I made a day trip to Jacob's Well in Wimberly. It was super cool and super cold. Everything is about waist deep except for this 8ft circle, which is about 40 feet. My friend Thomas brought his GoPro and made this sweet video ( if you wanna see what it looks like 20 feet down! I didn't have the balls to get my hair wet, much less dive.

I suck. And am not naked if you were wondering.

Found this hilarious picture of my mom and I on my phone from back in July. We went out to eat at Damien's in Houston and had a bitttt too much wine with dinner. Naturally, after dinner we wanted a fun family photo featured our pup. Obviously, Stormy (the pup) was terrified for her life.

The office at internship #2 is much like a zoo. There's Ace, the precious/giant chocolate lab, and Zombie, the devil cat. I was minding my own business, when Zombie attacked the back of my chair and got stuck. 

Gameday calls for my favorite boots ever. Hook em.

My last first home game! Bittersweet.

Last Sunday, we went to the Cathedral of Junk. This guy in South Austin turned into backyard into a huge pile of junk/work of art. 

It reminded me so much of that scene from Harriet the Spy where Harriet's nanny takes them to that windchime garden, but so much better! See video below for some nostalgia:

One of my fave Coldplay songs snuck into the Cathedral of Junk. That place was such a sight. I wanna go back again just to look at what I missed the first time.

Mandy and I have the stupidest/best obsession with celebrities, especially if they're reality stars. We feel like we're friends with them or something. 

Last, and certainly not least, Throwback Thursday. I adore this picture of my oldest brother and I. We're 8 years apart, and we were never really close growing up. Now that we're older and have more in common, we're really close. There were times when I was little that he was so mean to me or would have nothing to do with me. I'm so glad that's changed now. Also, another exciting thing about Patrick is that he's engaged! I'm so happy for him and Shannon!

So that's my week. Well sorta. I fit some other stuff in. Like homework. And eating. And babysitting. And loving internship #2. I get to do work that I LOVE.

It's so exciting to be excited about work. I know 100% in my heart that I want to work in the music industry when I grow up (which is scary, because I'll be a grown up in about 8 months!) and that's what this internship is all about!

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