Busy Fun Week + Halloweekend!

Craptastic. I wrote this whole thing ready to publish
and then Live Writer goes haywire on me!

I’ll try to make this go like it was suppose to.
This was suppose to be like last week’s post since y’all liked it so much
but this would probably mean once a week post …
I don’t know how I feel about that yet.

Monday:

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Taylor Swift’s album RED dropped.
Better believe it’s been played five billion times already.

Tuesday:

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Pumpkins were carved!
Lauren F. and I went over to Mallory’s and I carved my very first pumpkin.
Check off my Bucket List! It was oooey gooey and I loved it.
Guess which one is mine! Sadly ours got super moldy in like two days. 😦

Wednesday:

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Michelle’s going away dinner at Chuy’s with Stephanie.
Michelle is the new Lufkin reporter!
Cannot wait to see her new place!
She’s going to make it big one day!
The only picture of us three from that night … sorry.

Thursday:

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Alyssa’s friend, Erin K.,
posted about Painting with a Twist
for a Cause … Relay for Life.
Hello, I’m all down for that. I threw in the big bucks and went!

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I had a lot of fun.
Freaked out a lot thinking this is gonna be one ugly painting
but it came out pretty okay.

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The people in the class were hilarious and fun to be around.
They were acting like little kids and Erin and I were the youngest ones there!
I’m already wanting to go back …

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I baked for the coworkers that night regardless of how late it was.
We’ve been having a sluggish week at work.

Friday:

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After work nothing happened at all.
I’m pretty sure I slept for a good 20 hours. Jk.
I slept for 3 hours and painted this thing in less than however long Despicable Me is.
It’ll get better with more practice … hopefully.

Saturday:

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Sally Hansen stick on nail things.
Sent on accident but got to keep!
Worked well with my costume: Skulls with pink glittery background.
Note to self and everyone else … put on a top coat.

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Mallory’s birthday … plus Halloweekend!
Baked her a cake then headed to her place
where I met all her friends from college
who were watching the aTm game.
I drank out of an aTm cup to fit in …

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I hadn’t celebrated her birthday with her since were where both seniors in high school.
Us then (graduation rehearsal).
Us now (last night).
We definitely look nothing like we use to …

And now just pictures from the night.

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Girls getting ready: Liz, Mallory, Sarah, & Lyndsey

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My date for the night, Sarah

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Lyndsey, Ryan, & Andrew

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Lyndsey, Sarah, Mallory, & I (we were fairies if you can’t tell)

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Mallory, me, & Sarah

No matter what went down this has got to be one of my favorite Halloweekends ever.
I had a lot of fun.
One of the best Houston downtown nightlife experience as well.
Thanks Mal!

After such a fulfilling week
it’s gonna be a little sad going to my regularly scheduled days.
Hopefully I can still have some fun.

Have a great week ahead!

Nicole’s Bachelorette Party

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The end of my passport from my Hong Kong trip.

Hong Kong. Macau. Taiwan.

Mum and I were going to stay for a little over a month to make it more fulfilling but I knew Alyssa was getting married August 4th so we made sure I had a couple days to recover from the trip. Jetlag and whatnot.

But then Nicole got engaged and somehow made the wedding the week before Alyssa’s. Thankfully we hadn’t booked our flight yet. But sadly we had to cut our trip even shorter.

So yeah, I’d like to think I’m a good friend giving up a little bit of my vacation to make it to their special day. And I’m happy I did because I. Cannot. Wait.

They are both going to be so lovely!

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Nicole’s Bachelorette Party was pretty fun. It was great meeting new people though I didn’t really talk to much people. I gained weight eating the pound cake they cut up in little cubes at the sweets bar. I gained a pound for each cube I ate.

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Lingerie. So sexy. Va Va Voom.

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Me and my Chello.

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Asian sandwich with the Bride-to-be! We got bars.

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They be cute and stuff.

Tomorrow’s the big day for Nicole and I cannot wait!

Hopefully I’ll get some pretty pictures to show y’all. Hopefully.

Catching Up Is Fun

Workout

40 min cardio
Arm: no breaks
– Tricep Extensions – 35 sec
– Bicep Curls – 20 sec
– Shoulder Presses – 35 sec
– Pushups – 35 sec
Ab: 3 sets
     – Plank – 40 sec hold
– Leg Raises – 30 sec
– Toe Touches – 30 sec
Leg: 3 sets
     – Dumbbell Lunges – 5 lb. weight; 30 sec
– Squats – 5 lb. weight; 30 sec
– Wall Sits – 40 sec hold
– Toe Raises – 30 sec

I’ve been trying to get my workouts done earlier in the day so that I don’t dread it at night. Plus it gives me a surge of energy so hopefully this works out.

Like I said, doing them in seconds are harder than doing them in numbers. Sad smile The legs were the worst part.

Hopefully it gets easier by Friday when I repeat Monday’s workout. Here’s to hoping!

Catching Up

Whoo … this week has been catch up overload!

And I’m happy to say it will continue until Saturday. I cannot wait to see everyone in San Antonio! Hopefully I’ll get to see everyone. It’ll be hard since I’m only there for a couple days and there’s so many people I want to catch up with. Sad smile And hopefully I’ll get to see him, too. If not, I’ll be bummed.Annoyed But what can I do … anyway. Back on track.

Seeing Ed Monday night … great!

Seeing Michelle and Stephanie last night catching up on boys, work related things, and other fun stuff. We do movie nights once in a while and this time we watched 21 Jump Street. I’ve already seen it but I didn’t mind seeing it again. Love that movie. So freaking funny. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it!

And upon seeing them and getting back home, I get on Facebook (because my life revolves around social media … if you haven’t noticed) and I got an FB IM from Travis! Which ended up in us trying out the Facebook Video Chat for a little after an hour long. Miss talking to him. Face to face.

I love keeping in touch with people. But I must admit, I’m horrible at it when I’m away. I’m happy that there are still people that try to keep in touch with me. I hope it doesn’t change though. I’m trying hard to not pull away from people and keep the connection strong. So far, so good.

Do you tend to lose contact with your old friends? Do you seem to feel disconnected from them? Do you do something to fix it? If so, what do you do?

Sunshining

I don’t think I’ve been this happy in a long time. Since high school I felt like everything has been falling apart. But now that I’ve grown and found out that there are some amazing people around me and opened up to them, I feel happier. Everything is even going my way … mostly. And it’s just … great. So great that sometimes you know something horrible will happen … and it did.

I got into a car accident Wednesday night. Unexpectedly. It was all the other person’s fault and he admitted to it. Bumper to bumper. My car is perfectly fine … just a little scratch but my whole body feels like I’ve been hit by the car itself. Don’t worry. Plans to go to the doctor is tomorrow. Oh and I’m okay.

I drove to Katy this morning to make it to Nicole’s Bridal Shower. First real official bridal shower. All the other ones were just friends getting together and stuff. I love my girls and their family. It just feels right. I feel like I belong … finally.

Here is a plethora of pictures from these past few days. Enjoy.

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April 27, 2012
After an interview with a company in Houston, I went to go buy a present for the Bride-to-Be, Nicole. My face of, I don’t know how this works. There are too many things on the list. But I figured it out and it was kind of fun! (Oh and the interview? Let’s just say, I’ll be a grown up soon enough! Winking smile)

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April 29, 2012
Study hard for tests! Glad this will all be over soon!

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May 1, 2012
With Jakob and Andy. It was Andy’s birthday. But he doesn’t celebrate birthdays. So we went out to eat with a big group of people then the three of us and Marisol went to Kona Grill and had Sake Bombs! Since it was his 21st, we had to go all out! So much laughter. So much memories.

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May 1, 2012
With Jakob in my chinky moment.

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May 2, 2012
With Christina, Apurva, Carl, and Andy in the FTK room. Just having a fun time taking random pictures on the Mac. It feels great not having to worry as much about finals as everyone else. Senior status. Open-mouthed smile

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May 2, 2012
Jenny brought home Roc. Roc is Jenny’s friend’s dog. He’s been staying with us the past few days. Such a chill beagle mixture!

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May 5, 2012
At Nicole’s Bridal Shower. Country Western Themed. Cute little snacks. There were even cowboy hat cookies, delicious punch, strawberries with whipped cream, etc. I just didn’t get a picture of everything because I just wanted to pig out!

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May 5, 2012
With Nicole, Bride-to-Be. I love her! Don’t mind me. I just drove three hours to come to the party and I didn’t have time to fix myself up.

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May 5, 2012
With Nicole, Stephanie, and Michelle. Pretty much all the girls I ever hang out with from back in the high school days. I love them so much! No matter how far apart we all were from one another, Nicole – Texas Tech, Stephanie – University of Texas, Michelle – University of Houston, Me – University of Texas at San Antonio, we were able to stay friends and keep that bond.

A Day of Family

Today Sissy and Brett invited us to their place. Ross went back to his homeland for a few days and so they invited the family. The parents didn’t go though so it was only me and June.

We watched Super 8 while some food was cooking in the slow cooker. Plus it was only 3pm. I thought I would hate the movie but it was actually pretty interesting. I was holding a big glass of water and something popped up out of nowhere. I spilled it all over June and the couch and somehow missed myself …

We also played some kind of game called Move from the Playstation? Fun ish. Then dinner was served.

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Brown rice with steamed mixed vegetables and slow cooker Asian chicken made my Brett.

Sissy made broccoli cheese soup. I added a little bit of saltines on top.

Mmm … everything was delicious!

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Sissy also made dessert. Cake Batter Bars. YUM! Find the recipe and make this NOW! So good.

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Then we played the most confusing game ever. Phase10. My brother and I bought it for Brett for Christmas. He loves it. At the end we all understood the game. I’m happy to report, I won! Now I kind of want to buy the game but it’s hell trying to explain the game.

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I went home and had half a beer. The other half, I gave to my mum.

Yep our tree is still up. Winking smile

I was suppose to hang out with Michelle, Nicole, and Stephanie tonight but it was hard making the choice of staying with family or going to see my friends. I am hoping I will get to see them before I leave though. Here’s to hoping.

Back to watching Dance Academy. It’s on Netflix and it’s by Australian people! I love their accent and all the guys are pretty hot in their own way.

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This weekend has been the most amazing one this whole semester.

I got to spend it with some amazing people.

I’ve already covered Friday night but I found a picture in my phone so you’ll just have to suck it up and hear it again!

Friday:

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After working hard on a partnership packet, a group of us went and ate at Cheddar’s. Gary, Ryan, Patricia, Katrina, Andy, Preston, and I all squeezed into a booth. Drinking was in order. Ryan and Patricia ordered margaritas while I chose the oh so wonderful Fat Tire. The others were underage.

Our waiter was DUMB. He didn’t know what a Fat Tire was and when we said separate checks, he said huh? Really now?

Saturday:

Jenny, Tammy, and I went to the mall. Tammy needed to buy a birthday present for my brother so we shopped around. Then afterward we shopped around for ourselves. Winking smile

I got cute little fingerless mittens that can change to where my fingers are covered at Forever21 for $6.

I even got a nice looking jacket at Macy’s for $25! What a deal!! It’s a nice jacket that I can wear with my nice clothes. Much needed since I own a lot of hoodies.

I had gotten a text from my high school friend, Nicole, that she and her boyfriend were going to be in town. So we planned to get dinner with Stephanie (another high school friend who has been interning here in San Antonio).

We went to Taqueria Data Point. Obviously I chose it and since we were in San Antonio, I can only take them to the best Mexican food in town!

We talked and chilled. It was great. That was the first time I’ve met her boyfriend, and he was amazing!! He could definitely hold a conversation.

The only thing missing was Michelle. She’s coming home from New York this upcoming Sunday!! Finally, we’ll be in the same state again!

Jenny and Tammy wanted to watch Breaking Dawn so we had agreed to meet back at the apartments at 9pm. Then we headed to:

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1255 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
(210) 677-8500
www.drafthouse.com

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Our tickets. We are nerds. And we sat all the way at the top … that’s the view I saw. That’s not really the movie on the screen. Before they movie, they played all the spoofs. It’s hilarious!

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There was a lot of things on the menu. Definitely not your usual candies, sodas, popcorn, and nachos at the regular movie theaters.

After you figure out what you want, you write it down and stick it on the metal rail in front of you so it looks like a “flag”.

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Toasted Orzo [olive oil toasted Orzo pasta tossed in red vinegar, parsley, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and green onions] | $2.99

This was actually A LOT of food. The dude said it came In a small bowl. I beg to differ. I ate some and gave the rest to Jenny.

This was dang delicious and for such a low price. (It was a side.) The only thing I’m confused with is, it says it’s pasta … but I got rice. Unless Orzo means rice. Oh and the dish is cold. Like a salad!

I would order this again when I go because it’s cheap and delicious.

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Guinness Milkshake [Guinness and vanilla ice cream] | $5.00

OMG … I love it. I wished they would of told me that it had whipped cream because I would of told them NO THANKS! It was very delicious though. I would love to go and just order this. So delectable. So smooth.

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“Royale With Cheese” Burger [100% hormone and antibiotic free Angus patty with lettuce, tomato, onions, Cheddar cheese, bacon and chipotle mayo on a toasted sweet bun] | $9.99

The burger was very juicy. Cooked perfectly. The fries had a special type of seasoning so my ketchup as very unnecessary. The fries were a bit on the hard side. Not crunchy … hard. Yep.

I don’t think I would order the burger again though. It was good but not GREAT.

The theater itself … there are little lights underneath the long table where you sit. Luckily the ones under Jenny and I were out so it wasn’t super bright. The people came at the WORST times possible. But it was still a great experience.

The movie itself … was great! I’m not a die-hard Twilight fan but I love when people will do anything to protect those they love. Go watch it. It’s not terrible!

Sunday:

It was suppose to be study day but Jenny, Tammy, and I were lazy and were on Pinterest laughing away. When they went to H-E-B, I started my laundry, showered, and printed out all my slides. Productive?

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A bee flew into our humble abode. Sad smile They were scared. I wasn’t scared … as long as it wasn’t close to me. He was pretty dumb. He kept flying into the window and couldn’t get out. Took him about a good hour. I tried to help but you could hear he was getting angry.

After dinner, we watched Water For Elephants.

 

Such a good movie. Robert Pattinson isn’t as terrible as everyone thinks. I find him attractive. Winking smile

This weekend was filled with fun and I cannot wait for this upcoming Thanksgiving break. I get to see my whole family as well as Tammy and Jenny’s family. It’s going to be amazing!!

Best Friday All Summer

I’ve been eating a lot of OOIAJ. Seriously … if you were to have asked me back last month if I would like eating oats, my answer would be “NO WAY JOSE!”

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My favorite is simply vanilla yogurt, milk, oats, pb, a little Nutella, and a lot of blueberries. YUM!

Yesterday I got to work and finished the project that I was assigned. Whooooo! Surprised smile

Michelle H. came in and we talked about America’s debt. I wished the government took time out to see who they’re giving money to. There are people out there that cheat the government. There are some college kids who take financial aid and loans and use it for vacations or buy things they don’t need instead of school. There are women and men who can fully well work but chose not to and ask for food stamps. Some even have a billion kids so that they can get even more welfare. I think that is ridiculous. That is why we’re in debt people. If the government works harder to see who really needs it, they won’t be that much in debt as they are. That’s my two cents. End of rant.Steaming mad

Then Rose, kid Karen, and baby Katherine came to visit the office. I left from work early at 1pm to go to lunch with them. Cheddar’s! Yum!!

Karen is such a delight. I love her! I was sad when we all had to leave. But a little happy I didn’t have to had back to the office.

Later that night I went over to Michelle’s house. (A different Michelle than Michelle H. … just to be clear.Winking smile) Her house is amazing like I’ve said before. This time I have pictures of their movie theater room!

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They have four recliners!! Five counting the one on the side by itself. From left to right is Michelle, Nicole, and Stephanie. Inside that closet are loads and loads of DVDs, home videos, and devices where you can buy movies instantly and watch them! SO jealous!

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They even had a popcorn machine! How cool is that?! Michelle’s dad came up and made us some. Thanks Mister Reed!

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So freaking dang cute! And so freaking dang good! There’s a separator at the bottom so all the kernels that didn’t pop would fall through. So dang genius!

Like my nail?! I painted a old school pink then the shatter polish on top. I really like them. I want to get other shatter colors now. Addicted? Guess so!

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Look at that dang screen! So big! (I need to stop saying dang!)

Don’t worry. We didn’t watch Insidious. I told them to never invite me over if they were ever to chose a scary movie.Crying face I would pee my pants and maybe a little more than pee if you catch my drift.Smile with tongue out

Limitless where you take a pill and you can do things you never thought you could.

Pretty much my summary of the movie. I loved it and Bradley Cooper makes it that much better. The ending when he speaks Chinese .. kind of butchers the whole movie for me. But still good.

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Meet Jake, the lab. Meet Tigger, the tabby cat. And meet Dexter, the grey kitty. All animals in Michelle’s house. So cute!

When I got home a little over 1am, I watched another movie before bed.

My Future Boyfriend: Barry Watson’s character travels back in time from year 3000 something to ask a writer questions about what love, passion, sex, etc. is since in their year, there is no such thing.

Barry Watson is so cute. I loved him from 7th Heaven. Sara Rue lost a lot of weight. She used to be on a show called Popular. Anyway, this was a cute movie about traveling back in the future finding love, etc. I watched this off Netflix if anyone’s interested.

I think I can say this Friday was the best Friday all summer!Open-mouthed smile