Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm "RT-ing"

Okay, it is 1 in the morning in Spain but I still need to take the time to check all my important websites: Hotmail (parentals use that one), Facebook, Blogger, and, por supuesto, TWITTER! (I should add my bank account and My Cal Poly to that list... but for some reason money and grades aren't super important right now).

Anyway, this was on somebody's Twitter updates and I am being "that girl" and re-posting it. Just not on Twitter... because that would just be silly ;)

Read this... if you Tweet, you will laugh. If you don't Tweet, you will scoff, and then laugh. I liked it and found it humorous.

Blogging and Twitter... what great ways to spread the word about things that are important, funny, lame, boring, thoughts, experiences, etc. A mi, me gusta.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

leaving on a jet plane


I can't believe this trip is finally here. I am all packed and ready to go. I had a little bit of a freak out this morning about the fact that I packed WAY too much stuff, but my dad calmed me down and helped me think rationally about what I have packed. I pulled out a few things that I knew I wouldn't wear, but I still have a ton of stuff.

I am checking two bags (a large suitcase and a smaller suitcase) then I have my backpack and a duffle bag to carry on to the plane. The only reason I have the duffle is that I'm scared to death that they will lose my luggage (apparently British Airways is notorious for losing baggage), so I packed an extra pair of clothes just incase that happens.

Unfortunately I have been a bit under the weather the past few days. Last night I had a fever of 100.2. It is a good thing I went to China earlier this summer because if I was going now, I would be quarantined and I wouldn't be allowed in the country! When I woke up this morning, my dad gave me three different types of drugs so that I would feel okay and not be completely miserable. As of right now, I'm feeling okay (only a bit drowsy because he gave me Benadryl to help with allergies I think... he said I would just have to fight through the sleepiness).

I am going to miss all of my friends so freaking much while I'm gone. They have been extremely supportive, though, and I am excited to share all of my stories with them when I get back.

Before I left, Kat and Nikol gave me a going away package. They didn't have to, but it was so sweet of them. The package had a few "survival" things in it - y'know, a shot class, a teddy bear, photo albums, underwear, and notes from each of them. Somehow that care package made everything okay. Thank you so much girls, I love you and I will miss you.

This is getting a little long, and I still have a few things to do, but I just have one final thought. I have another blog that I was planning on using while I'm in Spain. I will be writing in there a lot (I think) and posting pictures. I will also be writing here, but I haven't quite figured out how I'm doing to do this. If you want to hear about my adventures, read this blog as well as that one. Also, e-mail me and I will try to e-mail you back! I'm not sure what the internet situation will be, but I will somehow find ways to communicate back home.
Link to my other blog:

One final note before I sign off.... HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY KAT!!! I love you and I miss you and I'm really sad I can't be there to celebrate with you... but you know what to do :) I am sending you birthday hugs!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

cute date ideas

I was just stumbling ( and I came across this super cute list of date ideas. There are some for people who don't have any money, and there are some for people for whom money is not an option. I thought they were super cute so I decided to copy and paste the ideas here. Thank you so much "oncealways" for posting these online.

1.    Go on a search for as many good climbing trees as possible, climb as high as you both can in all of them, compile photo evidence
2.    Go to a major chain bookstore, and leave notes to future readers in copies of your favorite books
3.    Have her dress up as a ghost and you dress uup us Pacman. Walk around downtown holding hands, and whenever anyone sees you two, pretend to be embarrassed, and run off screaming “wocka wocka wocka.”
4.    Create photo evidence suggesting that you went on an adventure that didn’t really happen
5.    Dress up as superherous and stop at least one petty crime “ie. jaywalking, littering….”
6.    Build forts out of furniture and blankets, and wage war with paper airplanes.
7.    Try and visit as many people as you can in one night, and turn as many things inside their apartment upside down as you can, without them noticing.
8.    Go to the airport, get the cheapest, soonest departing flight to anywhere when you show up, and stay there for a weekend.
9.    Write a piece of fiction together. Outside at a cafe. Ask strangers when you get stuck.
10.Dress to the nines, pretend to be married, and test drive very expensive vehicles at an auto dealership.
11.Do the lamest tourist thing in your area that you have both secretly wanted to do forever. Have an unabashed good time!
12.In the middle of the night, drive to the beach, so you arrive just as the sun is rising. Have a breakfast picnic, then fall asleep together. Bring a sun umbrella.
13.Drive somewhere unknown and have dinner in a city you’ve never been to. With fake names.
14.Go to a minor league baseball game under the stars. Tell each other stories about how bad you are at athletics. Randomly cheer for both teams. Eat lots of Cracker Jacks.
15.Go around the city with sidewalk chalk and draw hearts with equations inside on random things
16.Walk around a city and perform short silent plays in front of security cameras
17.With camera and pair of boots, make photolog of a day in the life of the invisible man.
18.Walk around the city all night and find a place to eat breakfast at dawn 
19.Go to a restraunt and convince the cook to create something completely new for you.
20.Rent a movie you’ve never seen before. Set on mute and improvise dialogue.

Monday, September 14, 2009

the time of my life

So, another famous person died this year.

Patrick Swayze passed away today from pancreatic cancer. (Read the story here) I know he has been sick for a long time, but it is still sad. Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time and I think Swayze was a wonderful dancer. He was inspirational.

I know that I didn't know him personally, but my heart goes out to those who did. It is sad that he died so young. I hope someday soon we are able to find a cure for some types of cancer. I have had some people in my family diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and luckily we have been able to catch it early. Unfortunately, some people, like Patrick Swayze, are not so lucky.

Monday, September 7, 2009

jam packed but wonderful weekend

So this weekend has been slightly crazy.
First, Thursday was a lot of fun with the roomies, their bfs, and mike.
Then Colin came to visit on Friday night which was nice but I was sad that I didn't get to spend a lot of time with him; I had work at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday so I went to bed pretty damn early.
Third, my mom and Liana (as well as my mom's dog, Toby) came to visit on Saturday and stayed until this morning. On Sunday I took them to Forever 21 (which Liana loved) and then we went to Santa Maria and I got new glasses at Lensecrafters. They look so cute! I also took my mom to Pita Pit for lunch and Corner View for dinner. We all slept in my room which was a bit crammed, but still nice. I will miss them when I go to Spain.
Finally, Steph S. moved in to the house this weekend. We spent some time today getting her situated and putting her clothes in the closet etc. I am really looking forward to her being here so that I can get to know her better. She's very nice!!!

One thing that I did with my sister and my mom while they were here was to watch some YouTube videos. My mom had sent me an e-mail a while ago with a video attachment. I hadn't watched it yet, but I'm glad she showed it to me because it was so cute. You know flash mobs? It is kinda like that, but in Belgium. It is my favorite flash mob video I've seen.

(If you don't know what flash mob is, watch this video then look up "flash mob" on YouTube.. love it!)
Its like an actual, real life musical. I really really want to put one of these together. I think it would be so fun and epic. A great story to tell. If only we lived in musicals all the time

Thursday, September 3, 2009

my new love

Okay, so the new love of my life is Niall Matter. He is the bartender on the show "The Best Years" and he is sooooo cute. Wonderful <3