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11.28.11 – Put on new shoes (love the sea foam green!) and tried new tea (Honest Tea). Mmm … it was a good day

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12.02.11 – Read Quality of Life written by the EMBA before having to go into a conference thing with them. And made myself a pop-up bowl of popcorn.

I learned a lot at this conference. It made me feel a heck of a lot smarter too.

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12.03.11 – Got the box filled with stuff! I got to try so many things I’ve always wanted to try. Thanks Groupon!

Let’s see what we have here: Vegetable Chili mix, Cacao powder, Rice Puff Cereal, Kettle chips, Annie’s Spaghetti in a can, chocolate bars, Xantham Gum, Chia seeds, Annie’s Macaroni in a box

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12.06.11 – These little devils come out of one of the food places on campus. They are the devil because they’re addicting. I’m going to stick to the cinnamon ones in the future though because the jalapeno ones are disgusting!

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12.06.11 – As I was parking my car at my apartment complex, this kitty cat stuck his head out. So cute, I had to take a picture!

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12.10.11 – Krispie Crème donuts Krispie Kreme donuts? Either way we got the Christmas flavors as well as regular glazed.

I did a close up shot of the snowman because it’s so cute!! Too sweet though.

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12.11.11 – Jenny and I made crab rangoons by hand along with shrimp chips while Tammy studied hard for her finals. We ran out of oil and had to go and get more. Whoops.

They were a success though, but next time, we’ll know not to make that many.


12.12.11 – Tammy sent me a picture of Pluto while I was hard studying for my finals. Ain’t he a cutie? She was already done and had gone home for the break. I was super jealous since my finals haven’t even started!

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12.12.11 – Tammy helped Jenny marinate the chicken drumsticks before she left so we had some of that and rice. Jenny snacked on some leftover crab rangoons as well. Delicious.

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12.13.11 – I took Jenny to Just Brakes so she could fix her car. When we went to pick up her car and go back home, we were stopped at the light and I saw this lil dealio. I called Jenny and told her to look on the left of us. “Oo Yea”. Smile

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12.14.11 – Finally tried out the Vegtarian Chili. Only thing you need to add is a can of beans and a can of tomatoes. I am not one to follow directions so I added some ground turkey, kidney beans, and black beans.

We also made some mashed potatoes. As you can see on the right I used a taco shell and put some mashed potatoes on the side of the walls of the taco and some chili in the middle.

So delicious! I am going to get this again!! With the mashed potatoes, it tasted like Shephard’s Pie!

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12.15.11 – Had my first Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese. I’m not a fan of Macaroni and Cheese but it came out pretty good.

Note to self: Be patient when pouring out the water. There is water in the holes of the macaroni.

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12.16.11 – My friend, Maira, and her dad and stepmum was having a Christmas Party and invited me. I went with Travis (my next door neighbor, brother bear, etc. and Maira’s boyfriend). They had DELECTABLE foods!

Queso, tortilla chips, quesadillas, tamales, taquitos. They had so many desserts as well. Yum! I obviously went for seconds. Bad idea?

On the very right I took out my feather during the party. It was bugging me so it had to go. Needless to say, I lost some hair in the process.


I think we’re all caught up now. Whoo .. long.

I hope everyone’s having a good winter break for those of us that have it. For everyone else working, we love you. Smile

UTSA’s Inaugural Football Game Day

Whooo! Yesterday college football kicked off.

For people of UTSA, it was the first ever football game.

We started with Tailgating. We weren’t really sure how to do one but whatever we did, it worked.


Some of the people at the FTK tailgating.

FSA was next to us which makes it easier for me to go back and forth. No pictures with them though. Whoops. Next time, next time.

After sweltering in the heat, we headed to stand in line to enter the Alamodome.


I got to sit in the second row of the lower level. Sadly, we were put by the goal. Maybe next time I can sit on the side to get better view.


Football players practicing. Cheerleaders … not cheering. Just kidding .. I don’t know what they’re doing here but it’s better than them trying to pull of stunts. In my opinion, they need more practice.


The guy cheerleaders, I applaud. They were amazing. Found a cutie too. On the right you can see our inaugural marching band. Couldn’t really hear them but when they faced our way, we could.


Fireworks and sparklers. The players run onto the field.

Look at all the people. Can you see it?!


The game begins. As you can see, we didn’t completely sell out. But still. That is a lot of people.


This is my side of the world. We’re all sorts of filled up.


We had some birds somehow end up on the Alamodome. It was funny because when a play was going on on the opposite side, the birds would still be there pecking at the grass thinking it’s real. Wish those poor birdies get help soon. They’re going to starve!


That’s the number of seats that were filled! And it’s JUST our first game! We made a new record!!

South Florida set the mark on September 6, 1997 with 49,212 people.

We beat them by 7,531 people!!

That’s one of the of the things we are most proud of that day.


Our mascot, the Roadrunner, petting on a cop’s head.


We won!! 31 to 3!! The crowd goes wild!!


And they run the field.

I would of done it since I was sitting on the second row but I had the fear of falling on my face and embarrassing myself.

I almost got pushed over. That would have been embarrassing as well.

And if you look closely, you can see some people getting arrested.

They warned us not to run the field so the first one they could catch, they did. I believe they caught 3 guys. Then a guy stripped down to his boxers, and of course, he was caught.


The group that sat together. FTK and friends! Whoo!!

Afterward, I went back home and showered. I sweated a lot and needed a nice long shower. Mmm, felt so good.

Then Travis and A.V. came and got me and we headed to Maira’s house to celebrate. I met her parents and her friend Laura.

We had pizza, made fun of one another, played pool, sang and danced to songs, played that game where you push a disk across, listened to music and talked, and you know, usual hang out kind of things.

It was very laid back and I loved it.

The thing I loved most is her dogs. Joey, Charlie, and Jack. They are so cute! Makes me miss Rocky, Pluto, and Krypto.

It was a good experience and to be there for the first one ever?! Priceless. And can’t wait for the next one. It should be better since I don’t have to work at the tailgate. Whoo!

I’ve been lazy all day and I love it.

Did you cheer on a college football team? Did they win? If not, what’d you do?!

Fun Friday

I went to my Finance lab today (Friday) and my oh my it was BORING!

If you don’t know the basics to excel and you’re a business major … it’s not acceptable. Especially because we all grew up with computers and internet.

I’m mean, I know.


I went home and cleaned a little then headed back on campus for the two hour weekly FTK (For The Kids) meeting. This was our first official Friday weekly meeting. We got A LOT of things accomplished so that’s good.

Went home and relaxed for literally two seconds, and Travis and A.V. came banging on my door. We headed back to campus to pick up Maira and we headed to H-E-B.

Maira and I had planned to do dinner at my place for today and decided we should invite Travis and A.V. Bought our ingredients and made our foods. It was a pretty long process but I had fun. I hope they did too.


Spaghetti (the pasta) made by Travis. The pasta sauce by Maira. Chicken Parmesan by Maira and A.V. and I. And raw spinach. Whoops. Apparently I didn’t help much but I was washing everything that came into the sink.

A clean kitchen is a happy Melissa. When I eat at someone’s house, I end up helping clean up and washing dishes and stuff. I just don’t like when a kitchen is messy. It grosses me out. But a lot of times, they kick me out. At least I try, right?

The food was so yummy! We couldn’t finish any of the foods we made. We made too many. When you’re at Melissa’s, there’s always leftovers.


Maira and I made the cupcakes. Chocolate to be exact. Maira, Travis, and A.V. slathered colored vanilla frosting on top while I washed the rest of the dishes.


See! Hard at work. They might get angry I put their picture up here. Whoops.


This was the only cupcake I frosted. Pretty?Winking smile Just plain vanilla frosting with blue sprinkles.


We all frosted this one. Cutes? Yeah … it’s pretty ugly.

Afterward, we watched Hot Tub Time Machine. I didn’t like it the first time I watched it but this time around, it wasn’t as terrible. Kind of funny actually. Guess the people you watch it with makes all the difference.

Sadly I didn’t get to do my Superset 3. I will make it up tomorrow when I do Superset 4. Promise! My arms and tummy feels like it did work from Wednesday. That has to count for something right?

Tomorrow (Saturday) is UTSA’s first ever Football game! I have to wake up at 6:30am and head to campus to meet some friends, get to the Alamodome by 8 am and set up for tailgating. I have to work the first one for FTK. Ahh excitingness!Surprised smileOpen-mouthed smileSmileRolling on the floor laughing

Time to relax until I fall asleep.

I hope your week went well!!