Saturday, May 29, 2010

another week over

it's weird how fast and slow time can move. this past week seemed to drag on and fly by at the same time. going back to work was strange. it really felt like I'd been gone for a week or two -not months. but seeing everyone excited about all of us coming back was a lot of fun. this summer looks like it'll have a lot of potential, so we'll see how it all pans out.

so I managed to FINALLY convince myself to go running again this morning. oh geeze. I really didn't think it would be that bad. I really need to get back into the swing of the routine I got in last summer. one of my goals this summer is to hold myself more accountable for these things, so I really want to prove to myself that I can do this. 6+ miles, here I come...

this evening I finished a book. the one I started at the beginning of the past school year. I really cannot believe I kept myself so "busy" that I never had time to read over the course of two semesters. that is kind of insane. at this pace, I will not reach that goal. sister's gonna have to get rollin' on that.

this post was kind of a hot mess of randomness. I should work on improving this...

"our hopes and expectations. black holes and revelations."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

summa time

I still cannot believe it's actually summer already. I know I still haven't quite grasped the fact that a lot of my friends have graduated and will be going their own ways :(
and I'm going to be a senior.
in college.
When did that happen?

Tomorrow marks my first day of my co-op. For the third time. haha. I'm still antsy about it though. The fact that this could possibly be a "3 month interview" for my actual career is starting to seem intimidating. I don't want to mess this up.
I won't.
This summer I'm going to make things happen, and making a good impression is going to be one of those things. And that mind set makes me excited. I can't wait to see everything play out.

it is past my bedtime... whoops

Monday, May 3, 2010

My 101 in 1001

So this is copied from the original blog I posted it on (2-21-2010). I'd like to keep it updated on here:

I just recently came across an idea called 101 in 1001. It's a list of 101 goals you set for yourself that you have 1001 days to complete. Since I've been too busy to physically create something to put on this blog this week, I'm going to start this list. To keep myself accountable:

0. Finish this list by Friday (2-24-10)

Hokay. Now that we have a goal, I can get started. Since I had no idea when 1001 days from now will be, I did some Googling and found this helpful tool. Completion date will officially be
November 18, 2012.

Let's do this.

1. Apply to be on be on Amazing Race with Emily
2. Finish my painting for above my bed
3. Finish the mini scrapbook set
4. Print pictures for my jewelry box
5. Finish face portraits
6. Post at least 2 projects (with pictures) to blog within one week
7. Track EVERYTHING for one week (7/7)
8. Not say anything bad about a friend for one week (0/7)
9. Not say anything bad about anyone for one week (0/7)
10. Score 100% on a test
11. Leave my phone number for a cute waiter, bartender, etc.
12. Get to my goal weight
13. Go skiing
14. Not complain for one week (0/7)
15. Run a 5K in less than 25 minutes
16. Run a half marathon
17. Visit one of the bridges from my book
18. Print pictures for photo album (added in June 5)
19. Attempt to recreate crab lasagna
20. Not drink soda for one month (40/30ish, somewhat still doing it)
21. Grow my hair out to the middle of my back
22. Don't cuss for one week (0/7)
23. Get a car wash (6/6/10... that took long enough)
24. Paint my dresser (my mom did this for me, but that's okay)
25. Attend a cooking class
26. Go to a spa
27. Take a road trip (OKC with Chris 7/18/2010)
28. Buy something big (plane ticket to Hawaii)
29. Own a kitchenaid mixer
30. Get my own pet
31. Learn to drive a stick shift
32. Buy a nice digital camera
33. Learn to play the guitar
34. Get a passport
35. Learn to solve a rubik's cube
36. Go berry picking
37. Clean/organize my email account (6-16-2010)
38. Go see a movie by myself
39. Find a lipstick I can pull off
40. Wear a skirt/dress to an engineering class
41. Buy an exercise ball to use in place of a chair
42. Visit Washington DC
43. Visit Seattle
44. Visit NYC
45. Get lasik eye surgery
46. Buy a pair of green high heels
47. Get my bangs cut again (4-3-2010)
48. Have my hair professionally dyed
49. Get a massage
50. Eat at a 5-star restaurant
51. Grow all of my nails out past my fingertips
52. Take a trip out of the country
53. Finish the slideshow
54. Take out recycling 10 weeks in a row (0/10)
55. Host a girls night
56. Go rock climbing
57. Don't eat fast food for one month (0/30ish)
58. Eat at five locations off of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (The BBQ Shack, Ingrid's Kitchen, Iron Barley)
59. Transfer all of my iTunes music from my other computer
60. Go paintballing
61. Buy an original piece of art
62. Read Wicked
63. Go see five movies at the ragtag (0/5)
64. Reread the Harry Potter series
65. Sew something
66. Go paint pottery
67. Go to a concert with someone I've never gone to one with before (The Elders 3/15/2010, E-Week)
68. Run 20 miles within one week
69. Take a cake decorating class
70. Bake a cake from scratch
71. Read 50 books (2/50, Cocktails for Three, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moon Called)
72. Visit a new theme park
73. Make greek yogurt
74. Beat Mario on Wii (thank you, snowpocalypse 2011)
75. Donate blood 5 times (1.5/5)
76. Shop at a farmers market 5 times (0/5)
77. Save $XXXX
78. Try 10 new restaurants (11/10, Sky High, International Cafe, Boone Tavern, Deuce Pub and Pit, Maggie's, The BBQ Shack, La Luna, Freddie's, Ingrid's Kitchen, Red Snapper, Iron Barley)
79. Go on a trip with just my mom
80. Take a float trip with friends
81. Get a pedometer
82. Donate hair to locks of love
83. Visit a winery/ go wine tasting
84. Grow a sunflower
85. Make pasta from scratch
86. Write a letter to someone I care about and snail mail it
87. Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru
88. Dance in the rain for no reason
89. Figure out how to consistently make black bean brownies
90. Avoid riding an elevator for one year (February 12, 2011)
91. Convince someone else to make a 101 in 1001 (Emily)
92. Make my own facial
93. Go rollerskating (and not injure myself)
94. Learn to do 100 pushups
95. See a live taping of a tv show
96. Make the sugar cookie recipe with healthier ingredients (splenda, margarine, etc.)
97. Go to a museum in between classes
98. Take a bubble bath
99. Work out for 6 hours in one day
100. Ride the tiger before I graduate
101. Donate $5 to charity for each item not completed

"And all the stars can disappear without a trace. I'm so glad that this has taken me so long, cause it's the journey that's made me so strong." - Snow Patrol, Warmer Climate