Monday, August 31, 2009

23 days and counting

My flight for Spain leaves on September 23. That gives me 23 days to figure out everything I need, prepare myself for this adventure, and pack. This afternoon I was the only one home so I got a few things done. Well, some of them were done yesterday/a few days ago, but its the same idea.

1. I moved everything from my HP laptop to my external hard drive so that I can take my laptop in to Best Buy and get the hard drive cleared off so that I can sell it on Amazon, Cragslist, Ebay, etc. If you are interested in buying it, let me know!!

2. I mailed the text book that someone bought from me on Amazon. I only got $10 commission for that one, but hey, it's $10 more than I had before!

3. Informed my employer that I will not be here for fall and filled out my leave of absence form for F21 so that I can return in the winter (hey, I'm gonna need money then too!)

4. Looked up flight prices for travel to visit Katelin in Texas in February or March ($100 on Southwest!!)

5. Made a packing list for Spain. It is pasted at the bottom of this post. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read through this and let me know if I am forgetting something (or just say "list looks good" if you can't come up with something else). It would definitely be bad if I forgot something. Please do that for me, it would be a HUGE help.

6. This isn't something that I've done, but I need to post the free printer and free iPod touch I got with my MacBook on Amazon or EBay. Once again, please let me know if you are interested in buying those things and how much you're willing to pay. Printer: $100 value. iPod touch: $250 value

Spain Packing List

•Sleep Shirts
•Sleep Shorts
oWalking shoes
oFlip flops

•Canon Rebel
•Small digital canon
•Camera chargers and cords
•Plug adapters
•Laptop charger
•External hard drive
•Nail polish
•Razor and extra blades
•Blow dryer
•iPod and charger
•Cell phone charger (just in case)
•Travel journal
•Guide Books
•Contact solution
•Eye drops
•Copy of passport

•Text Books
•Note cards
•Note book(s) – 5 star

•Head rest

TO BRING OR TO BUY (when I get to Spain)?
•Razor blades
•Face wash
•Body wash

Sunday, August 30, 2009

it still isn't over

I have this poster in my room hehe

I watched The Notebook today with Christine and Gare Bear. I know I've probably written about that movie before, but I can't help writing about it again. It is one of the most epic love stories I have ever heard. It is incredibly romantic. I hope that I can find a guy who is even half as devoted and in love as Noah Calhoun.

Allie: How come you didn't write? I waited for you for seven years. It wasn't over for me!
Noah: I did write. I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote to you for a year. It wasn't over. It still isn't over.
(commence epic love scene)

Now, I'm not saying that I would want to wait around for some guy for 7 years. I'm not saying that I would sit here and pine over someone who I didn't think cared about me or wait around for him because I expected whoever "he" may be to come back to me... but it is interesting to think about. What if the person you dated when you were in high school or early years of college came back into your life somewhere down the road and ended up being the person you were meant to be with?

We aren't all lucky enough to have epic romances like Noah and Allie... but we can definitely dream. Oh well.

P.S. I'm still holding out for Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams to get back together in real life. I absolutely LOVE them together.
P.P.S. Christine and I went to see The Time Traveler's Wife yesterday. Very good movie. Very sad story. Loved it. Once again... epic love

Friday, August 28, 2009

roomie day out

I need to stop spending money. On the plus side, I got paid $300 today. On the downside, I love everything at F21. My new obsession is accessories. I figure, if I have enough accessories, I can wear the same outfit (not two days in a row, of course), change the accessories I wear with it, and it changes how the entire thing looks. It is pretty exciting. Today I bought lipgloss (it was only $1.15, I couldn't resist), gold bracelets, and a gold necklace... I had to match the gold leaf earrings I got at Nordstrom when I was home (although the earrings are much higher quality, but whatever).

We had a girls day today (Me, Christine, Steph, and Britt). We went to F21, two banks, taco bell, Michael's, the Dollar Tree, Target, K-Mart, ate a free 18 inch Costco pizza, drank margaritas, and watched Made of Honor. (Christine and I added another stop in there, but we won't get into that).

Now, before you judge me for going to K-Mart, let me explain. I really really wanted flat boots, and K-Mart was having a sale on them for $20!! So I got a pair of dark brown ones (my Steve Madden heeled boots are black...) but I may have to go back and get the black pair. I'm in love.

lately I have written a lot about fashion/clothing/shopping. I feel like I need to break away from that. But it's what is making me happy right now. Which I think is a good thing. Well, I think it's a good thing besides me spending all my money on clothing and stuff. Oh well, at least I look cute. You may be bored reading though... I promise I'll write about something different when something exciting comes along.

P.S. Christine and I have a movie date for tomorrow... we really want to see the Time Travelers Wife with Rachel McAdams. Love her!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

an outfit good enough for Hugh

So there are definite ups and downs to working at Forever 21. One of the cool things, though, is talking to people about the clothes they are buying and the outfits they are trying on. I love working in the fitting rooms for that exact reason. Its like I get to be part of their shopping experience and sometimes they have very cool stories.

One of my favorites so far was a girl and her mom who came in to my dressing room. The daughter was very tall (perhaps 6 ft or taller) and in fantastic shape. She was trying on little black dresses and a few short colorful ones. When I had first asked what she was shopping for, her mom said "She has an event in LA to go to." They came in to the dressing room three times. The third time, she tried on the black dress she was going to get (which looked fantastic!!) and HUGE jewelry. I asked what the need was for the big jewelry and the mom goes "She got invited to the Playboy Mansion and needs an outfit to wear. You know, she can't wear anything plain or ordinary. She's definitely got to stand out."

I was in shock. How crazy is that? What kind of people get invited as personal guests to the PLAYBOY MANSION!?!

Whatever, I thought it was cool.

Monday, August 24, 2009

the mix

So my best friend Katelin made her way to Texas last week. She is going to the University of Texas in Austin this upcoming year and I really hope she loves it there. Before she left on this huge adventure (its a long drive and a huge move for her) I wrote her a letter and made her a mixed CD. Well, actually, I am not very good at selecting twenty PERFECT songs for her, so I ended up with sixty... so I guess it was a three CD going away mix. I just thought I'd share this mix with everybody because I absolutely love these songs and so many of them mean a lot especially for life changing events, broken hearts, and best friends. I advise you to check out some of these songs. They are all country, but I love them!!! (Almost as much as I love Katelin)

1. Alright - Darius Rucker
2. Austin - Blake Shelton
3. Bad For Me - Danielle Peck
4. The Best Day - Taylor Swift
5. Best Days of Your Life - Kelli Pickler
6. Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean
7. Call Me Crazy - The Lost Trailers
8. Change - Taylor Swift
9. The Climb - Miley Cyrus
10. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Daruis Rucker
11. Everytime I Hear Your Name - Keith Anderson
12. Fall Into Me - Emerson Drive
13. Firecracker - Josh Turner
14. God Love Her - Toby Keith
15. Good As Gone - Little Big Town
16. Good Little Girls - BLue Country
17. Gunpowder and Lead - Miranda Lambert
18. Heads Carolina, Tails California - Jo Dee Messina
19. Here's to Finding a Good Man - Danielle Peck
20. Highways and Broken Hearts - Eli Young Band
21. Home is Where the Heart Is - Lady Antebellum
22. How 'Bout You Don't - The Lost Trailers
23. How Do You Like Me Now - Toby Keith
24. I Can't Unlove You - Kenny Rogers
25. I Don't - Danielle Peck
26. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum
27. If You're Gonna Play in Texas - Alabama
28. If You Had Called Yesterday - Julie Roberts
29. Isn't That Everything - Danielle Peck
30. It's Good To Be Us - Bucky Covington
31. It Happens - Sugarland
32. It Matters To Me - Faith Hill
33. Last Train Running - Whiskey Falls
34. Leave The Pieces - The Wreckers
35. Lesson In Leaving - Jo Dee Messina
36. Lessons Learned - Carrie Underwood
37. Let Her Cry - Hootie and the Blowfish
38. Long Gone - Lady Antebellum
39. Lucky For You -SHeDAISY
40. Me and Emily - Rachel Proctor
41. Mrs Steven Rudy - Rascal Flatts
42. My Give A Damn's Busted - Jo Dee Messina
43. No - Jason Aldean
44. One Day You Will - Lady Antebellum
45. Perfect - Sara Evans
46. Picture To Burn - Taylor Swift
47. Runaway - Love and Theft
48. She'd Be California - Rascal Flatts
49. She's Gonna Hurt Somebody - Chuck Wicks
50. Someday My Prince Will Come - Tanya Tucker
51. Stay Gone - Jimmy Wayne
52. Strange - Reba McEntire
53. Sucks To Be You - Danielle Peck
54. Unseen - Kate Amiger
55. The Way It Goes - Gloriana
56. Whatever It Is - Zac Brown Band
57. When I Said I Would - Whitney Duncan
58. When It Rains - Eli Young Band
59. Wild At Heart - Gloriana
60. God Blessed Texas - Alan Jackson

Sunday, August 23, 2009

compliments to the...

I think people should take more time to notice things about other people and compliment them. It is a confidence boost the entire way around.

People should also learn how to accept compliments. Saying "thank you" is perfectly acceptable. As is responding with another compliment, as in: "Wow, I like your shirt" "Oh thanks, your hair looks nice today" "Thank you!" el fin

Today I got complimented on my outfit at work from a girl who was waiting in line at my fitting room and it was wonderful. Then, I went to Beverly's to buy canvases ($1.86 for a 16x20 canvas!! that is UNHEARD of) and the girl at the register stopped in the middle of her sentence and said, "Not to sound creepy, but you have beautiful eyes" ... something I am choosing to take as a compliment instead of viewing it as weird that she was staring at me so intently, haha.

Anyway, take time to compliment people!! It's definitely something that can make someone's day!!

(Note to Forever 21: Not cool to switch around our work locations and throw everybody off. I feel bad for those people who were closing tonight. There were piles of go-backs when I left at 2:30)

"I'm not good with big spoons unless there's ice cream on the end" - Gilmore Girls

Friday, August 21, 2009


Where can I meet a guy like this? MLIA = My Life Is Amazing (not My Life Is Average)

Today I was at at party and while eating a hamburger I made a face with the ketchup and mustard. I was mortified when I cute guy saw how immature I was. Until he showed me his burger. It was harry potter. Glasses and scar. I spent the rest of the party with him. It was awesome. MLIA.

and this is absolutely adorable...
time to rethink our "survival" habits

dress to impress

So, I ended up getting a job at Forever 21 in SLO. I picked up my check yesterday. Guess where I spent it all today... that's right, Forever 21. However, I got a super cute purse that fits my laptop and its wonderful. It's brown and fake leather and when I was being rung up at the cash register, three of the women were like "Oh my gosh I want that bag so bad! Do we have more?" ummm no, I got the last one :)

I have decided that making myself look good is something that I am willing to spend my time and money on. Clothes are worth buying because they are such a confidence boost. When I get ready in the morning and I put on a nice outfit and spend a little more time making myself look good (which is relatively easy considering my closet for the past... well... my entire life, has consisted of jeans, t-shirts.. preferably plain white Hanes, sweatshirts, and flip flops). That's not to say that I won't ever wear those clothes again, but if I'm going out and spending time with friends outside the house and all that, I will put a little more thought into what I wear.

Like today, I put on my skinny jeans (which I got a while ago at Forever 21 for $12), Steve Madden boots, and a button up shirt and I looked pretty hot. Not to mention that trying on clothes was much more exciting when I could try them on with my super sexy boots. Hearing the girls who were working in the Faith dressing room at F21 tell me that I look really good in the outfits that I try on, and the added excitement when I put on a dress with my boots and I can just feel their eyes on me and slight jealousy that I can pull off almost anything I put on. I've always wanted to be one of those girls who can wear just about anything. I'm on my way. Now, I'm not saying I can wear anything; but I've learned that being fashionable and stylish depends not only on the clothes you wear, but your attitude while you're wearing them.

If I walk out of my house in my boots, or any outfit looking hot, my day can be that much better.

And in other, less girly news, I think everybody should check out Matt and Tommy's new website. It's the newest and fastest growing site in soccer news, commentary, and game recaps. The rest of the world loves this sport, it's about time that Americans get on board and do the same!!! Check it out: Constantly Offside "Your home for completely biased soccer news"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

looking for a time waster?

even if you don't like reading...
you will find these books fascinating!!!

If you do like reading, though, i guess you're supposed to check out these books.

Something cool every day... check it out!!

And by the way.. is a pretty cool/entertaining website. Type the address in to your web browser and click "stumble". It will take you to a whole bunch of random and fascinating websites you would never have known existed!! (Just skip over the boring sites... there are some of those too)
i wish i was this good with photo shop

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

summer till now

This summer has been kinda crazy. Not exactly what I was expecting, but oh well. Here's a quick overview of what I've been up to. (I wish I had time to write more)

1. Moved in to a house with some wonderful girls, Stephanie, Christine, Brittany, and Kathryn.

2. Made some mistakes.

3. Went to China... it was a very eye opening experience and it made me think a lot about my trip to Spain. It made me a lot more comfortable to travel there because I at least understand some of the language instead of being completely lost. It was extremely difficult to travel there. They have a very very different culture than we do here. It was a wonderful experience, but lets just say that I am glad to be back in the states until September 23.

4. Celebrated my roomie's 21st birthday!!!

5. Got a job at one of the largest Forever 21s in the nation. I have only had a few days of work, but I am enjoying it so far. However, after I get off my shifts (which, if I'm closing, last about 3 hours later than I'm scheduled) my feet are killing me and I never want to stand ever again. I already spent my first paycheck, though, because I needed cute clothes to work in. Overall, I think the clothes were a good investment.

6. Focused on my own emotional growth and am still trying to figure out who I am and what I want from college, friends, guys, life.

7. Watched Shark Week on the discovery channel with Christine.

8. Went to a Lady Antebellum concert at the mid state fair which was amazing!!!!

And on a different note... I just watched Revolutionary Road with Christine and Garrett. It was such a depressing movie. It made me lose a little faith in the possibility of finding a guy who makes me super happy and who i would be able to spend the rest of my life with. Ugh... kinda dumb, I know... but I worry about those things sometimes.

Sunday, August 2, 2009



and happy shark week to everybody else in the world :)
i think YOU should take the shark personality quiz. i'm a hammerhead