Butterflies In My Tummy

I said I would tell you why my weekend began on Monday night.

I will be heading to Penn State soon! There is an organization there called THON which is where FTK derived from.

Their Dance Marathon is this weekend and I’m excited to experience it with some amazing people.

I hope I get to see real live snow!!

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Katrina went with me to Wal-Mart to buy last minute things for THON and she decided to pick up some cupcakes.

When I asked her which princess I would be, she said something funny … but rude.

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Gary came over and they hung out with me while I packed.

Picture of Gary wanting to go to THON with me.

I wish everyone I love in FTK was going with me. It would so much better. But I’ll make do with the people I have. Winking smile

Then we, along with Andrew C. and Lisel, went to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. Had a good time with them and sad I won’t get to see them for the next five days! Sad smile

Trisha came over and gave me 100 songs to listen to while on my trip. I’m excited! I love new music!!

Then Travis helped me with my luggage and drove me to Shayna’s and Patricia’s so that I wouldn’t have to leave it here over the weekend. We have decided not to sleep … but they have dozed off next to me. Shayna and her mum are driving us to the airport at 3:30am.

Eepp! We’re almost there! My eyes are getting heavy!

Recording Studio

I went to Football Practice for an hour and a half. I left half an hour early so that I could get ready. I finally had a chance to step foot in a recording studio. Though it’s connected to a house, it was better than I imagined.

Katrina, Preston, Dilip, Ryan Z., and I were present for Micaela who was recording a song for FTK.

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Star of the show, Micaela, busting out her song, Capture That Dream. She had several takes and we finally found the right one that had enough emotion and confidence.

Then came the hard part of adding harmonies and the such. I didn’t want to intrude since I was a guest so I would whisper ideas to Ryan Z. (Overall Chairperson for FTK and Micaela’s brother). And when I finally did speak more openly about my ideas, and they used them, it made me all happy. I contributed to the final product and it feels damn nice.

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Ryan and I during one of the playbacks.

The producer is going to put in some beats and see how it sounds. I cannot wait to hear all the different versions and see which one sounds the best!

I’ve always wanted a recording studio, and today it just confirmed it even more. Uh … is it too late to change my major?

:)

I admit I’ve been slacking with the Google Reader.

It’s just so amazing having the brother in the same place! Smile

We woke up, ate at Taqueria Data Point, then went home and they all took a nap while I did homework. (I’m a good girl …)

Then we made plans to celebrate Chinese New Years early since the brother was leaving Sunday. So we went to eat a Kim Wah Chinese BBQ then went to Wal-Mart to buy goodies before watching The Underworld.

The movie was amazing. Go see it!! NOW!! The ending kind of pissed me off though.

We then went home and got ready to go to Area 31. Then we went to Wish.

Pretty long day but it was great. I love it.

And the night’s not over.

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us!

Study Break

I only have one more final I have to study for: Finance.

Dreaded.

It’s on Friday. Way to end the week right?

Anyway, I started getting the munchies so I put my puffed rice cereal, milk, chia seeds, and cacao powder together.

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Mistake. Cacao powder is kind of yucky. I resulted in throwing it away.

Like how I photoshopped words in? Yep … it was that gross.

Now I’m not so hungry.

But I still have to study.

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Jenny’s mum gave me some pills, Rhodiola 110, that is suppose “To help maximize mental and physical performance …”

So Katrina took one … and I am about to, too.

Hopefully it works!

Bye! Smile

Dogs, Wine, and Random Things

Jenny and I have had Krypto all semester pretty much. Sadly, he’ll be leaving us next semester so that we can focus on our studies more since we should both be graduating.

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Super blurry ugly picture I just took. Smile

But Jenny and I always make it a habit to go to PetLand once in a while.

Last Saturday, we went. Look who we found!

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Look at him all chill and stuff.

He’s a Shiba Inu. A dog Jenny and I have been wanting since the end of time. We go crazy when we see one.

Sadly they cost as much as $1300 if not more.

We bid farewell to him and went home.

Later that night, Jenny wanted to open her bottle of wine. We don’t own a corkscrew so she went and YouTubed a video a while back and saw a method of opening it.

You can open a wine bottle with a shoe?!

 

We also saw that you can open it with a book … we tried that method first. (These pictures aren’t the best ….)

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The book method. The book on the table is not the same as the one Jenny’s holding. It was too heavy for her. Winking smile

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The book method failed us. So we went and used the shoe method … then changed and used the towel method. Pretty much it all involved us pounding it against the wall.

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She resulted in knifing that in the end. Yet we still couldn’t get it to work.

We had to go over to the guys for help. (Funny story: They heard the pounding and thought someone was trying to break into someone’s house! haha)

Travis and I laughed while Jenny and A.V. tried hard to get that cork INTO the bottle instead of out just so they could taste that wine.

Let’s just say … too much pressure so it sprayed everywhere. But Jenny got her wine!

On Wednesday Katrina and I hung out a little before a benefit night.

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Don’t know if you can make out the words on the floor. It says “Kat” and “Mel”. Teehee

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We went to Walgreens so she could print out some pictures. While we waited, we walked around. Uhh what are these? Weird looking … scary, actually, is more like it.

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We also came across this. Is this really what kids are playing nowadays?! “Monster High”? Sounds about right … it looks like she’s holding a marijuana fan … horrible. Plus, look at the clothes she’s wearing … or not wearing. And her sickly skinny figure shows kids what the society wants them to look like. HORRIBLE!

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On Thursday I finally finished the week off strong. No more projects or presentations so I spent time with Jenny and her friend and painted while watching The Country Network. So Fun!

A very random post for a very busy week. Smile

Taqueria Data Point

On Friday night, Katrina and I went to

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Taqueria Data Point
4063 Medical Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 615-3644

As you can see in that picture, they open until very late. They actually just expanded because there were so many customers coming in and their place was so dinky small.

I remember going here my freshman year but then never being able to find it until recently.

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Chips & Salsa | free

Right when you sit down, the put it down on your table. Beware though. The salsa is muy caliente! (Is that the same word for spicy?) Their chips are very, very crispy and delicious.

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Barbacoa To-Go [with 8 tortillas] | $9.99/lb

Pico de Gallo | $1.00

You get to chose if you want flour or corn tortillas. I went for the corn. If you’ve ever had barbacoa, and tried Data Point, you will know they have the best. It is very juicy and succulent. I had so much leftover as well.

It was so delicious, I went with Tammy and Jenny last night. They LOVE it and had a lot of leftovers as well.

Come here if you’re ever in San Antonio.

Though it looks very run down, it’s the best I’ve had in San Antonio. Their service is not very amazing because I always have to raise my hand to get a refill of anything.

Plus this time I ordered corn tortillas as usual and they ran out and only gave me three and hid flour tortillas underneath and didn’t even tell me. That = bad service. I actually forgot to give a tip as well … whoops.

Baking Party

Katrina and Gary came over last Thursday night and we baked!

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I bought two of these little cupcake cups from TJ Maxx for $2.99.

So cute especially since FTK’s theme this year is “CAPTURE THAT DREAM” and there are stars involved, it was very fitting.

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Gary and Katrina spooning batter into the cups!

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Strawberry batter is finished!

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Kisses to Krypto! And Katrina being all serious while mixing the Funfetti.

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Gary with the spoooooooons.

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Funfetti mix … done!

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Katrina made some chocolate mousse to eat while we waited for all the cupcakes to bake.

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Cupcakes … DONE! Smile

So much fun! We watched part of Gnomeo too! Smile