Monthly Archives: February 2012

a little love goes a long way

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Dear Female (especially the college student) Population:

Please stop commenting on my weight. I somewhat appreciate your concern but would like you to please mind your own business.  I don’t make comments about how you’re looking these days, the backhanded comments about MY body need to stop.  You wouldn’t like it if I did that, that wouldn’t be a very nice thing to do, now would it?  You’re not my doctor and you don’t know what I’ve been through in my lifetime.  I’m thin, so what, you’re thin too, and if you’re not, I don’t care.  You’re beautiful the way you are, curves (or no curves) and all.  Love yourself a little please and stop being so concerned with something that you have absolutely zero control over.  Be happy and don’t take your frustrations with yourself/others out on me, I’m a person with feelings too whether I’m thin or not.  I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum, trust me.

Please be mindful of others and please take time to love yourself a little each day, trust me, a little love goes a long way. 

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busybusybusy!

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Good Morning Lovelies!

Just wanted to do a quick post on the past couple of days before I head out for what I’m anticipating to be a particularly rough day of school/work.

Saturday:
I went to a charity event for one of the local churches here, and of course ate way too many sweets, what’s a girl to do when attending an event that puts out platters of fantastic sweet goodies? Eat them. Oh, and homemade toffee? You know I got my fill of that toffee, more than I should have.

Sunday:
Definitely put off studying for my exam (that I have today) and went shopping with the roomie.  I didn’t get much, just a couple essentials..like kettle corn from whole foods. AND marcona almonds! I first tried these while I was back home in Texas and have been ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED since then! I tried them in Central Market and had been on the hunt for them ever since. DE-LI-CIOUS,

Monday:
After work, African dance, and School I literally sat on my butt for hours studying-ish. I couldn’t focus for a good 2 hours but after that I was good to go…kinda. Hey, I got some studying though so it’s all gooood.

Today I have my exam then have to study for yet another exam. It never ends! Until tomorrow then I’m good for about a week. Bring on Thursday please.

Is it Spring Break yet?

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WARNING: Some of this is going to be a bit of a rant. My apologies, it’s quite necessary right now.

February has not been very kind to me.

Not. At. All.

I feel like I’ve been in a weird funk all month.  I’ve been sick all month, and it’s gotten worse since I got put on antibiotics, weird right? Well hopefully it will finally go away after these last two pills that I have left to take! Seriously I’m so sick of not being able to do anything, I feel weak and icky, I haven’t even been working out, and if you know me, you know that is HUGE.

February: Please go away so I can get better and have fun. Kthanks.

This next week and a half is going to be quite the busy time for me, I have 2 tests (one SUPER ridiculously hard exam and one that I’m not so sure about) and about a billion papers due in my classes.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so ready to stop doing something. I seriously cannot wait to graduate, love college but hate the work involved.

ANYWAY onto happier subjects! Like Golden Oreos… whaaaat!? I think I really noticed them for the first time last week when I was at the grocery store. I ended up talking to one of my coworkers about them yesterday, so obviously I ran out and bought some.  Just so you know, SO worth it.  The grocery trip was also totally justified because I bought coffee, which I so desperately needed…and maybe I got a couple extra things that I happened to come across 🙂 you can never have too much kettle corn..ever.

Or Crofters fruit spread..neeeever.

I’m going to a charity event tonight that my friend’s mother is helping to put on and I couldn’t be more excited! A night full of pasta and wine for a good cause? I’m SO down.  I can’t wait to get dressed up and actually look presentable instead of running around town in sweats/yoga pants/leggings/uggs all the time.  It’s cold, and I’m a baby when it comes to the cold…you would think I would be over it by now after only living in freezing cold states BUT I’m definitely not.

 

LENT UPDATE: I’m horrible at controlling my swearing, but I’ll work on it more.  Happy to say I turned down a coffee trip yesterday! But I did end up going shopping and bought new jeans, you win some you lose some.

 

-loveeee.

What are you giving up?

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That seemed to be the BIG question of the day yesterday, I wonder why?

For those who are unaware, it was the Ash Wednesday yesterday, which marks the beginning of Lent…aka 40 days without something that you love, and for me, that love is Starbucks.

But not just Starbucks, I’m giving up spending money on coffee from any little coffee place in order to save money.

I was one very sad little girl today.. and tired.

I’m also giving up:

-Soda
-Swearing (I’m like a sailor)
-Grocery store trips more than once a week

Y’all might think that last one is a little weird.. and it definitely is.

I’m addicted to grocery shopping for things I don’t need.  I see it, it looks good, it goes into the cart as long as it’s reasonably priced…and when it comes to food…almost everything is reasonably priced.

I’m NOT giving up sweets this year like I have every year prior to this one, which makes me a little too excited considering the fact that I pretty much live off of sweets. It’s a bad habit, I know, but it ain’t changinnnnn.

And i have these babies in my cabinet that I need to do some work on soon

 

Random fact about me: I CANNOT get enough of the Drake Pandora station, especially while I’m studying… it’s seriously the best/weirdest/oddly calming study music. Love me some Drizzy at all times of the day.

I also ate this beast today…

beautiful.

 

It’s like a blueberry party in my mouth. Wonderful. Delicious. Need me another..or 10.

OH and I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE. NOW.

MY FAVORITE THING EVER

 

…and I need me some kettle corn real bad. This obsession needs to quuuiiiiit. Or not, cause it’s delicious and it’s midterms week (next week too). Necessary brain fuel, duhhhh.

-lovelove.

Self-proclaimed FOODIE

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Hello wonderful people!

As I sat in criminology class and munched on some Oogie’s white cheddar popcorn (totally fantastic and WAY better than Smartfood), I came to the conclusion that I am definitely becoming (or most likely already am) a “foodie”.

Lock me up and hide me from any Whole Foods within a 10 mile radius.  I am officially becoming one of those snack obsessed “I want to take a picture of everything I eat because it’s just SO awesome” types of people.

I blame college. And the fact that the town I live in has everything you could ever want within a 10 mile radius.  I mean really, like 5 natural food stores, 4 “normal” grocery stores, and restaurants (casual and fancy) that just blow your mind all within 10 minutes from my apartment, it’s no wonder I spend a majority of my measly paycheck on fancy snacks and food.

And by fancy I mean reeeeal fancy.  I’m in college, I should be eating McDonald’s (ick) and Taco Bell on the regs.

Oh, no, my friends.  I am living like a queen with my Chobani and Fage yogurts

YOGURT

Love Grown and Love Crunch granolas/Oogie’s popcorn (the kettle corn is SO GOOD, likewhoa good)

love all around.

an abundance  of Cliff/Luna/Kind bars (no joke, I’ve pretty much started collecting them)

Yup. Collection.

aaaand…

PUFFINS!

 

Who am I?

Frankly, I don’t even care.  It’s delicious, and I am not ashamed.  I think everyone should jump on the fancy snack wagon before I eat my way through Whole Foods one aisle at a time.

Now it’s time to pretend to study and watch a night of awesome TV with mahhh lovely frennn.

AND catch up on the Bachelor from last night. I have avoided ALL news about the episode, so i am absolutely stoked to watch it.

PS. I very much dislike Courtney…

…and think Ben is a doofus for CONTINUING to choose her.

-much looove.

Sunday Funday

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Sunday’s are always the days that I designate to catch up on actually do my schoolwork and try to relax before the week ahead..

…or maybe not..considering I definitely did not get any sleep last night and I’m definitely not doing schoolwork right now.  I did, however, get some done this morning when I wasn’t sleeping at 6 AM (like normal people do on Sundays) and was catching up on all the TV I missed during the week.

Speaking of TV shows, can we just take a second to talk about How I Met Your Mother?
If you haven’t seen the new episode, then SPOILER ALERT:

WTF!?!??!

Seriously…WTF happened?! One second Robin is happy, the next second she’s crying, the next second she’s engaged, then the next she’s not and she’s upset and crying…AGAIN.  And Ted!? WTF TED!? Robin is not the mother, we know this, so why on earth is he professing his love for Robin all over again? HIMYM: you annoy the hell out of me/ confuse me/ make me want to punch you in the face…hard.

In other news, I’ve been a lazy bum watching Gilmore girls marathon style with the  roomie.  I’m living the dream here people, living the dream, while ingesting copious amounts of jellybeans and chocolate.  Definitely living the dream.

Now I must get back to the more important real life things like some more marathon style watching of Gilmore Girls until we finish the series (which should only take like 6 more hours (3 more discs)) and eventually getting around to studying for my Journalism exam on Thursday and writing my 18 different papers for my Western and Spanish classes.  So much fun to be had today!

If you happen to stumble across the blog and you watch HIMYM… what do you think is going on!?

–much love.

Welcome!

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Welcome to my life!

I promise to include lots of sarcasm, some food, lots of fitness, and maybe some fashion…if I’m feelin’ compelled to wear anything other than leggings and uggs.  Yeah, yeah, I’m one of them..but hey, it’s comfortable and I’m kind of lazy, sue me.

I’m a twenty-something year-old student..for about 3 more months then I will be a twenty-something year-old with a degree, no job, and will be living with my parents. Looking forward to that next new phase, hopefully it’ll be more than just being a bum.

Here’s to new experiences and finally getting out of college!

This is my life, take it as it is, I promise it’ll at least be somewhat exciting…if anything there will definitely be some nice sarcastic commentary along the way. Enjoy.