Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get Out There and Live!

(..then come back and blog about it)

"I've said it before: it's always better to be out and have fun then to blog..."
 If I had a reader's quote of the week, this one (compliments of the lovely Moon) from my last post would surely take the prize. Blogging is great, but what do you have to blog about if you aren't taking time to enjoy the simple wins, not taking a single breath for granted? Zippo. That's nothing. And a metal lighter manufacturer.

My work load is pretty insane right now. So many freakin' dealines. Papers, tests, reading assignments, etc. On top of that, I'm determined not to wait until the last minute (like I did last year) to apply for scholarships, so I'm having to gather up bushels of information and email bazillions of people. Oh, and these people, by the way, are set on giving me a hard time. I've come to the conclusion that my questions to them are an inconvenience, nevermind the fact that it is their job to help me out.

Anyway, as I cross items off my to-do list, more appear in their place. What's a girl to do?

Peace, Love, and Hugs,


PS. I'm trying out the new toolbar thingy at the bottom of the window just to spice things up and make my blog a little more dynamic. Let me know what you think, and if you have any other suggestions regarding the look and feel of this site, do tell.

Oh, and, can you guess who I wanna be for halloween? :]
(If you guessed Elmo, you're getting warmer. Guess again).

Of course, my dress would be wayyy cuter and significantly less revealing. I don't do that whole "BAM! In your face!" cleavage thing.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I'm a bad blogger. I update sporadically. My apologies.

I spent the weekend at the beach with the boyfranddd and his family. Super fun! I absolutely love the beach--sea shells, sand, the oceans, seaweed (and seaweed-flinging fights), jumping dolphins, guilt-free laziness--everything. Love it, love it, love it.
But I'm glad to be back. I wanna go to the mountains soon. Then a spanish-speaking country. Then Europe.

Have you ever watched Dexter? If you haven't, you should start. Here's the premise, in a nutshell:

Dude's a serial killer, only kills murders, ironically, trying to satiate his craving for killing by killing for good. The real kicker? He works for the Miami metro police department as a blood-spatter analyst. Catching bad guys, killing bad guys, all in good fun.

I found a new weapon to battle all my "issues" ('cause Lord knows I got enough to patch the hole in the ozone layer). I'm going to use serenity to combat choas. I'm looking into meditation relaxation techniques. Not the "ommm" become one with mother nature stuff. Just...I don't know, taking time to breathe? Silly new-age ideas.
If I had to pick a mantra, I'd probably go with "goosefraba." I think it's that "ooo" sound that makes it so relaxing. Gooooosefraba. Moving on..

I wish I had more to say right now, but I don't, and this medicine that is supposed to make me feel calmer is instead making me eyelids involuntarily close, so I'm gonna go to bed.

Night, lovelies.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Digress to Progress

"You may be right.
I may be crazy,
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for."

Good song. Fun lyrics :]

     Writing a post is the last thing I should be doing now, but I definitely don't feel like reading the play I have a quiz on in and hour and a half or study for the math test I have tonight. Digress to progress, that's what I always say.
     That's a lie. I've never said that. But I should. Sometimes rearranging your priorities is okay and lets you enjoy life.
     So apparently I've been in the right place at the right time this week as far as informative publications go. First off, I wrote an argumentative paper for English about smoking on campus, and after tweaking it a bit, I submitted it to the student-led school newspaper. They published it in the opinion column this morning :] Oh happy day. If you are super bored and want to read it, go here.
     Then, on Monday, while waiting for some people to show up for a volunteering opportunity (I was to meet them at the student center, and we were going to go to a local elementary school), a distracted driver simulation was being held where I was waiting. I had a few minutes to kill, so I decided to check it out.
The director of the simulation asked me to step into the car that was hooked up to some fancy computer program. I put on a pair of goggles that allowed me to see the virtual driving course. Then I was asked to try to send a text message while "driving" through the program. Thing is, the goggles would not stay on properly, and what I could see through them was blurry and made me feel as though I was cross-eyed.
     When I finished the simulation (after running myself off a cliff out of frustration), I went to see my results, and made a remark like, "That was interesting, but I don't usually drive cross-eyed."
     A girl next to me asked, "So you don't think it was a very accurate study?" I said that, yes, I didn't think it was accurate since the steering was over-sensitive and the goggles made the course blurry. She asked if she could quote me for an article she is writing for the student newspaper. I agreed, and she asked me if I learned anything through the simulation. I said that it taught me not to let go of the steering wheel out of frustration or you'll run yourself off a cliff.
     Yesterday, my teacher-turned-friend-who-is-now-an-author called me about an article she is writing for Teen Vogue, and she wanted to conduct an interview we had previously talked about. I can't wait to read the article! I shared some super personal stuff, but I don't feel the need to keep that stuff in an attic anymore.

Interesting week.

And my weekend is gonna be way fun. Going to the beach with TJ and his family! I can't begin to describe how much I'm craving a day at the beach right now.

That's all, folks.
What's going on with you guys?