Tuesday, December 2, 2008

just when you think you've seen it all

so i'm sitting here waiting for my night class to start and one of the teachers walks into the lounge to buy some peanuts from the vending machine. they get stuck, he proceeds to literally ATTACK the vending machine, punching it, shaking it, tipping it, kicking it... imagine how hard it was for me not to laugh at his bald-headed squatty figure going chuck norris over some peanuts.

kinda made my night.

Monday, December 1, 2008

it's beginning...

Finally, December is here! last night the girls and I put up our Christmas tree after I went to walmart and bought new ornaments. I went home for thanksgiving and forgot to grab our box of ornaments from last year, so I took it upon myself to buy the new ones. ashley had the idea to do gold and silver this year, and it looks really pretty! we've had our tv on the 'holidays and happenings' christmas music channel ever since we got home... i love it. it's starting to get colder outside. i'm not a huge fan of cold weather but at the same time i like it. i love wearing comfy warm clothes and snuggling up inside and i love wearing cute winter clothes to go out. it's not so bad i guess. it even snowed a little bit yesterday morning before i left springdale.

i had a really good time at home this past week. the only sad part was i didn't get a chance to see my friends. i got in too late on wednesday (thanks to my dreadful paper) and didn't get to go eat with everyone like i'd planned. i did get a lot of QT with my mom and sisters, though. so fun!

now it's back to school for two more weeks. i have 2 finals, a small paper and a few process recordings left and then it's freedom for a whole month! i don't think i'll even know what to do with myself!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


can I just take this moment to say that SCHOOL IS MISERABLE!

I totally brought this on myself.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

aye aye aye

This week has been out of control. Once again, I've procrastinated to the point where I can't even function. I have several different little (and big) things to get done by Tuesday. I always get it done, I just hate feeling so rushed. Which is why one of my goals for next semester is to stay on top of things!

But, once I get this all finished... I get to go HOME! I'm so excited for my 5-day Thanksgiving break. I get to see Miller and my family and I get to go shopping and see all my friends. Plus, I get to go 5 days without worrying (too much) about school. Really, once I make it through Tuesday, I'm finished with this semester. That feels so good just to think about.

Other than school... my life is really good right now. REALLY good.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


By the way, I ate at Macaroni Grill last night and I think it's my new favorite restaurant. Plus, it was cheap because I went with a Brinker employee who gets 50% off. Cha-ching!

I also went to Petsmart and almost bought Miller the cutest little Christmas outfit and these cute little Christmas-y toys.

Also, I really want another bubble-eyed goldfish. I had one freshman year. His name was Cheeks.

Oh. and I went to Barnes and Noble, and read part of Jenna Jameson's autobiography. It was surprisingly good and if it didn't cost 30 bucks I might have purchased it.

This morning, I took a ginseng pill, a one-a-day vitamin, a calcium pill, and 2 B-12 pills. I feel like wonder woman right about now. I'm about to go save the world, one process recording at a time.

Procrastinator's Anonymous

This weekend has not gone like I planned it to at all. I've gotten some work done on my process recordings but not nearly as much as I needed to. Luckily I don't have to work or go to school tomorrow so my weekend isn't over today. I've decided that next semester is going to be different. Here's a run-down of some goals I have for the new year and my last semester of grad school:

1. STAY on top of my process recordings. ATLEAST 2 a week... no exceptions. Turn them in to my instructor by the following Wednesday.

2. Work out 5 times a week. Yes, this is a huge increase from my big fat ZERO times a week over the past few months, but it's definitely possible. I mean, it's not like I won't have the time. I just need to get motivated.

3. Find a job. My dream job would be at Arkansas Children's. Really, any hospital would do.

4. I guess before I do #3 I need to decide where I'm going to go after I graduate in May. The two really depend on each other, because I have to have a job wherever I go.

5. Start studying for my licensing exam. This scares the pants off of me.

6. Be more dedicated to reading for my classes.

7. Be more responsible with my money.

8. Eat healthier. This could help with #7. and also #9 which is...

9. Lose 25 pounds. SERIOUSLY. Lose 25 pounds. I can do this.

10. Keep a cleaner house. This has been a problem this semester due to sheer laziness.

11. Last but not least, have FUN! I think I've mastered this one already. :) Probably the reason I've got so much to work on!

Friday, November 14, 2008

you scratch my back, i'll scratch yours

1. I love fall. the best sound is the sound of leaves falling and crunching under your feet. I wouldn't mind if it stayed this way all year, please don't get colder!

2. We have pink roses by our back porch. is it normal for roses to bloom in the fall? I don't care, they're pretty.

3. I have 10 process recordings to do this weekend. if you didn't know, they are only the most miserable and tedious things to do in the history of homework.

4. My favorite thing to do these days is put on my comfy pj's and lay in bed, snuggled up, watching tv... preferably Sex in the City, which I'm completely obsessed with. My mom is getting me the complete series for Christmas.

5. Today I went to the nursing home to visit a couple of hospice patients. while I was walking down the hall a random resident there stopped me and asked me to scratch his back with his wooden hand-shaped back-scratcher. I won't lie, I felt a little uncomfortable with this since I'm not even an employee there and didn't know this man at all. I ended up scratching his back for him for 10 minutes as he directed me with "up, down, yup that's the spot". I mean, c'mon, if 10 minutes of getting your back scratched makes a man's day, who am I to hold back?

6. I have a full laundry basket of dirty clothes and another huge pile in my bedroom floor. it's getting ridiculous really. why is it so hard to get motivated to clean sometimes?

7. Twilight the movie comes out next week. i think i'm going to the midnight showing with katie in little rock on thursday night. i hope the movie is atleast half as fantastic as the book!

8. my mom is fostering my cat until i move somewhere that i can have him again. hearing her stories of how he's been behaving lately, i've confirmed that he has ADHD. seriously... he's out of control. but i miss him. also, she has been feeding him too much and they've had to let his collar out twice. i specifically told her that i do not want a fat cat. i worked hard to keep him skinny when he lived with me! i kid.. not really. i hate fat cats.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer in Searcy

I live in Searcy. Therefore, there has not been a whole heck of a lot to blog about. Actually, there really has, but no thanks to Searcy. I've neglected to journal or blog or even jot down thoughts about the past 2 months and now I really regret it. I like to look back and see where I've come from and that's easier to do when I write things down. I graduated a little over 2 months ago and already my life is changed completely.

I moved in to the yellow house in Searcy at the end of May and live now with my beloved Chesley. I was nervous to live with someone I didn't really know, but I think we've ended up making great 2nd impressions on each other! ;) She's a great girl and when she leaves me in August I know I'll miss her in this house.

Another change: I started graduate school. Honestly, one of the hardest things I've ever done. Not only because of the work load but because it was the responsible thing to do. I didn't want to leave my friends and family and come to this place for 3 months basically alone. Searcy is a completely different place when you aren't a Harding student anymore and when you're without your closest friends. I knew that this summer would be hard and that it would change me. And it is. I don't know if I can say it's for the better or not, but I do know that I feel myself growing, and I'm learning a lot about myself. These were two of my goals coming into the summer so I'm glad that I'm starting to reach them.

I've only really gone home once in the past month and I won't go home again for another month. That shows how busy my schoolwork is keeping me. I miss my family, but I'm pressing through. Just three more weeks and I'll have a couple weeks at home with no school to weigh me down! I cannot wait!