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Friday, April 8, 2011

Yogurtland Friday...


It's that day of the week again.... Yogurtland Friday!
 I think this may be one of my favorite tradition's yet ; )
 I know it looks like I just recycle the same picture week after week, but I promise I don't! I just can't stray away from my usual creation. I think I get more toppings than yogurt, but my theory is that since it's yogurt I need to make it equal to the fat content of regular ice cream, so I pile on the toppings. Hey, it's my theory and I'm sticking to it... 

Yes, Yogurtland... You rule. 

Now, let me let you in on a little secret of mine.... Ice cream makes everything better! When I am in a bad mood, ice cream always cheers me up. Just for the record, I am not in a bad mood... I mean hello it's Friday! How could anyone be in a bad mood? But, I'm telling ya my closest friends and family know that to get me in a good mood all they have to do is get me some ice cream. I may regret saying this, but if you ever want to bribe me... I suggest you start with bringing me some ice cream. So, if your having a bad day or just can't think of anything better to do... GO GET ICE CREAM!

I also wanted to ask y'all a question...
Today I did yoga, which I usually do every Friday.... but today it was extra boringgg! I don't know why, but I am just not a yoga person. When they say to relax and turn off my mind, I do the complete opposite! Today I even walked over to my desk and wrote two things in my agenda that I needed to do this weekend (I wish I was joking, but I am not). I also tend to do all the moves as quickly as possible, and fast forward all of the sitting down stretching parts.... I am pretty sure I am missing the whole point of yoga, but for some reason just going through the motions at record speed still makes me feel like I accomplished something. I mean I did put a YOGA dvd into my T.V, and I did do some weird looking things on my yoga mat.... So, I must have accomplished something right?
Oh yah, so my question to you is....
How do you make yoga not boring?? Also, do you believe it is important to incorporate yoga into your weekly workout schedule?

Have a good weekend everybody :)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Time for some relaxin'

I am done with tests until finals week. What will I do with all my free time now?!

I am sure I will find something.... Today I ran for a whole hour. It is amazing what you consider a long run, after running zero to barely any miles for 10 whole weeks! All I gotta say is, if you are a runner..... never stop running! Getting back into shape is hard work. I am finally feeling relaxed on my runs again, and it is a wonderful feeling :) Today, I jammed out to my Ipod and managed to tan my red body. Or maybe I just made it worse? Oh well... point is I had a fabulous run.

Tonight I made Nachos for myself, and now I am watching some good ole' T.V. I can't imagine a more perfect Thursday night...... Okay, I really can think of million's of things that would be more fun, but I am just happy that I don't have to study! 

It is almost Friday people.... Get excited! 

SONG OF THE DAY:


I just heard this song today, and I loved it! I have been in the country music kinda mood lately :)

Question of the Day: What has been your favorite song lately?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lobster body & raccoon eyes= not attractive!

SORRY I AM TAKING THE NIGHT OFF FROM BLOGGING! 

I have a math test tomorrow, but it's my last one until finals woohooo

p.s I look like a freakin' lobster right now! Laying out for three hours with no sun screen is not smart people... take my word for it ;)

BE BACK TOMORROW! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dairy products hate me!

Last night I had a bowl of cereal with regular skim milk, no chocolate soy crap like last time, and it tasted disgusting... again! The milk was sour and smelled terrible, but the date said it was good for another six days!! Me being the dumb person that I am ate half the bowl of cereal, until I finally decided it was okay to waste sour milk. (F.Y.I I hate wasting things). I just didn't understand why it would taste so bad if it wasn't even close to being expired. Has anyone else had this problem? I think my milk sat out in this Texas heat a little to long, before it got brought into HEB! I was tempted to bring it back to the store to get my money back, but I figured they would just laugh at me.... So, I threw over half of a carton of milk away in the trash :( 

The second dairy item that failed me was my new greek yogurt!
It tasted like purple goo...
Seriously, it was not creamy at all. It looked like that stuff you have to put in your mouth when you get impressions of your teeth done before you get braces....  Oh and the worst part was, it tasted like that stuff too!!!


So, I think I am done experimenting with greek yogurt! It is so expensive, and it's not even good!

Question of the Day: Do you have a food that you try to force yourself to like, but it taste nasty?!
Mine is Greek Yogurt! I want to like it so bad because it's filled with protein, but I just can't find a kind that I like! 

** Sorry my blog has been filled with nasty things lately, but at least you are seeing what not to buy! Just Kidding.. I am sure some of you would love this stuff, but not me that's for sure!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Walk to Remember...

I HATE THE WIND!

I was seriously pumping my arms as fast as they would go, and using all of my muscle (which is a lot okay....) on my run today, but I was moving absolutely no where! The wind was gusting like 100 m.p.h. today.... How is a little girl supposed to stay on the side walk when that happens? I also had to stop three times during my run because I got freaking dust in my contacts. Oh, and I had tangles in my hair out the wazoo. So, as you see it was a miserable run because of the dang wind. 

Moving right along... I now have to study for my math test :(
But, the good news is that this is my last test before finals. Hallelujah! 

I really want to watch my favorite movie right now, but I don't have time so I just watched a trailer for it instead.... Is that weird? hah

Here it is:

ahhh... I love A Walk to Remember! I have yet to find a movie that beats it.

Question of the Day: What is your favorite movie?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This is why I never try new things!

I am proud to say that today I was actually very productive!

I cleaned.

I did laundry.

I went to Target.
I needed new headphones, because on Friday Matt totally jinxed mine! He was making fun of my 1990 headphones that I happen to LOVE, and they are also the only ones that can actually stay on my ears while I run. (Who else has the problem of those little ear buds sliding out of their ears?) Well, Friday afternoon my favorite headphones stopped working! I was so angry... so I had to part with them, and find a replacement! This was a very difficult task let me tell ya... I was opening tons of boxes and running around Target testing to see if they would stay in my ears! I finally found a pair that was on sale for $13.00! The people that watch the security cameras at Target probably thought I was an idiot, but oh well.... These bad boys better stay in my ears, or back to Target they go! 
 OLD
NEW
P.S As I was running around Target they kept falling out, and then I realized those gray things tighten up to fit around your ears. It definitely took me 15 minutes to figure that out....

I went grocery shopping.
I got all of my typical weekly items plus two new things! I noticed a coupon that said if you buy Kashi cereal you get a free 64oz Silk Soy Milk FREE! So, since I was getting cereal anyways I thought why not try some soy milk? It looked delicious, but read on to hear what I think about it now...
I also got a new kind of flavored greek yogurt. I forgot to tell y'all that I officially HATE plain Fage Greek Yogurt now! I tried mixing pumpkin butter in it again, and it totally grossed me out this time. It was probably the worst combination of foods that I have ever had.
I will let ya know how the new yogurt taste after I try it.

I did my math review.
By that I mean I corrected my teacher 100  6 times. This is not a lie! She puts videos up of our review online, and she made so many mistakes! Of course being the smart aleck that I am, I emailed her three different times telling her about her mistakes. She emailed me back after the second email thanking me, and I responded back with a no problem... you also did this and this and this wrong!! She responded again saying that she was going to send out a corrected video soon, and to let her know if I find any more mistakes. I wanted to respond back and say, Oh sure, but only if I can have half of your salary or an A in the class ;) Teachers these days.... 

I went on a walk with Matt.
These thirty minute walks are one of the things that I am definitely going to miss next year. I love them! 

I made this for dinner.
 Egg sandwich! Unfortunately we had no bacon, but it turned out much better than last time! The bread actually got toasted... almost a little too toasted...

 I made this for a snack.
 EWWWWWWW.........

I hate soy milk. I tried a sip with no cereal, and thought yummy. I then tried a bite with some cereal and milk, and still thought yummy! Well after I took three more bites I thought NASTY! What was I thinking.. cereal with chocolate milk!?!? It even looks gross. I swear a fellow blogger mixed Kashi Cereal with chocolate soy milk, and I remember thinking I gotta try that. Welp folks... I tried it, and I also poured majority of it down the drain! What a let down. This is why I never experiment with foods, because now Kashi Cereal even sounds gross to me!!! :0

Question of the day: What are some of your favorite combination's of foods, and what are some of the grossest combination's of food you have ever had?

Favorite combo: PB, Banana, Honey, & Cinnamon Sandwich & Frozen yogurt with Reese's.. from Braum's!
Grossest Combo's: Greek Yogurt with Pumpkin Butter & Chocolate Soy Milk with cereal!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

M&M Therapy...

Tonight I gave a little tour of A&M to my Uncle Darin, Aunt Angie, and cousin Ty. I am for sure no tour guide Barbie, but hopefully I did a decent job and will be hearing from my  future roomy sometime in the near future! They brought me a cook book, I think that's code for saying we are tired of seeing the same three meals on your blog! Just Kidding... I can't wait to try some new recipes out!! The coolest part is that they are all 4 ingredient recipes, and they only take 10 minutes to cook..... That is my kind of cooking!

Matt and I went on a late night walk around campus. He gave me a little pep talk, and reminded me how important it is to have a positive outlook on life! I don't know why, but I have been struggling with that concept lately... I think it's called too much studying, and not enough fun!

FOOD OF THE DAY:

There isn't anything that a few peanut butter M&M'S can't fix ;) Yes, they are left over from Valentine's Day.... can you believe these little pieces of heaven have lasted that long? Usually I devour a whole bag at once... Whoops!

HOPE EVERYONE HAD A FABULOUS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Question of the Day: What is your favorite type of M&M? Or are you more of a Skittles fan?
Personally, I LOVE plain m&m's mixed with skittles! My mom used to buy both packs for our birthday parties back in the day, and one time I mixed the two... it was AMAZING! Don't knock it until you try it. But, my two favorite types of m&m's are still peanut and peanut butter!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I have a warrant out for my arrest.....

I studied sooo hard for nothing!
My tests were impossible, I don't know what was up with me today.... Even my guessing skills were off :/ When I finish a test I always immediately pull out my notes, and try to find the answers to the questions that I wasn't sure about. I usually end up finding some that I actually got right, but this time I missed every single one of the questions that I was unsure of Grrrr.... 

I am trying to have a positive attitude, and say God will take care of it. I know I tried my best which is all I can ask for, but it is hard to have a positive attitude when I know I missed a lot of questions, so unless some little fairy flies in my professors office and changes the answer key in my favor then I'm screwed!

I plugged in the worst possible test grades that I could have gotten into my calculator for hours trying to calculate what my overall grade would be! After feeling like my head was about to spin off my neck, I decided that I would not let silly tests ruin my Friday night!

So, Enough of the negative test talk.....

I ended up having a fabulous Friday night!

Matt and I went to our restaurant... Pei Wei. Then we got some froyo from Yogurtland! I think I could live off of frozen yogurt. I am dying to enter a contest where you see who can eat the most yogurt at one time... I totally think I could win! With my sister coming in a close second ;)


I got my usual. Devils food cupcake batter, red velvet, and peanut butter with brownies and reese's and cookie dough. They were out of cookie dough :0 After I had a minor heart attack I decided to just scoop out more reese's to make up for the lost topping. It was delicious as always.

After I had my dessert fix I caught up on all the shows that I had missed this past week. I must say Parenthood and Survivor are still my two favorites. Survivor was so intense this week... I definitely screamed at the screen once or twice.

Anyways my Friday night was a success! I hope yours was too. Oh and I almost forgot.... HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!

I April fooled my mom sooo good tonight. I don't think I have tricked anyone in years, but today I came up with the perfect one for my mom. I called her and told her that I got a letter in the mail saying I had a warrant out for my arrest! She totally bought it, because you see I had to mail in a paper to court from when I got my ticket 180 days ago, and it was supposed to be mailed in last weekend! I had her write the date on her calender and everything months ago to remind me to mail it, but she forgot. Of course someone like me (someone who never goes anywhere without her agenda) remembered to mail it right when I woke up the morning it was supposed to be mailed, but my mom didn't know that muahaha. She totally started freaking out and getting mad at me when I told her, so instead of saying it's not my fault you forgot to remind me, I caved in and told her APRIL FOOLS!! It was definitely a good trick though.... I am soo clever ;)

Question of the Day: Did you trick anyone today? If not what is the craziest April Fool's joke you have ever heard of?




Thursday, March 31, 2011

STUDYINGGGG....

I am sorry there is no blog today.... I am studying!!!!
I promise I will be back tomorrow, I just don't wanna fail my tests tomorrow :/

I am looking forward to the weekend, how about you?

I am going to dinner with Matt, getting some dessert (undecided on what type), and catching up on all the T.V shows that I missed during the week.

SEE YA TOMORROW :)

P.S My sister, Brooke, who has been in Doha, Qatar since August will be back in America on May 7th! I am beyond excited. Get ready for some exciting blogs when she gets home, because we are gonna be doing some crazyyy fun things!!! AHHHH

Questions of the Day: 

What are your weekend plans? 

What should I get for dessert tomorrow?


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dogs: A girl's worst enemy

Today while I was running I thought to myself... Hmmm I wonder what I should write my blog about today, and it couldn't of been more than a minute later when I started coming up on a man walking a beautiful German Shepherd. He must of heard me breathing, because he looked back and immediately yanked the dog's leash and not walked, but sprinted off the side walk. When he did that I thought... he didn't need to do that, I could of just ran around him. Well, it didn't take long for me to realize why he sprinted off the side walk... When I ran, by the pretty German Shepherd turned into a huge vicious lion. It jumped into the air, and tried to yank the leash out of the guys hand. Lucky for me the guy was pretty huge himself, so he pulled the lion back when it was in mid air. I swear I saw a flash of my obituary in the newspaper... it said something like 20 YEAR OLD RUNNER GETS EATEN BY A GERMAN SHEPHERD. Not to mention my heart felt like it was about to explode out of my body, because it was beating so fast.... I definitely got a good "workout" in this afternoon.

Just in case you didn't already know.... I am deathly afraid of dogs! I have had a handful of things happen in my life that contributed to my fear of dogs.
1. When I was little my family had this killer dog that bit people, and one time it pushed me into a ditch... with snakes!!
2. One time this lady was walking her dog with one of those retractable leashes. Well her dog started running towards me, and the leash nearly cut my circulation off.
3. One time I was riding my bike in my neighborhood... Minding my own business, and a Golden Retriever came out of no where and bit my leg! The owner called my house 30 minutes later telling me not to worry the dog had got its shots recently..... (Oh phew feel free to bite me again then....??)
4. I always have dogs coming up to me when I run. They like to make circles around me, and bark until I pee in my pants..... (I don't really pee in my pants, I promise)
5. My own dog pushed me into a flower bed when I was like five. (See picture below.)



I have had people say to me, Oh you wouldn't be afraid of my poodle... It is so cute and small. My answer to them is... Yes you're right, I wouldn't be afraid. But, I would hate your annoying little yapping dog that licks peoples legs.  I like to call those kind of dogs, kick me dogs. So, yah don't invite me over if you have a little dog.... Just Kidding! I won't kick your dog I promise. But seriously, don't try to feed me any food because your dogs hair is probably in it! 

So, as you can see I am more of a cat person! BTW Mommy, I know you are reading this. Is Shelby (my cat) still alive?? ......

Okay, you caught me I really don't like animals at all....

FOOD OF THE DAY

I was trying to get every last bit of peanut butter out of the jar, so I had to use my fingers.... 

Question of the Day: Do you try to get every last bit of peanut butter out of the jar, or do you just throw it away? If you do, how do you manage to get it all out? 
I was having a tough time with a knife, but my fingers sure worked some magic ;)

Are you a dog person or cat person?


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Peanut Butter for Life!


If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Mine would be Peanut Butter!

I enjoy peanut butter in and on so many things:
1. Peanut butter, banana, honey, & cinnamon sandwich
2. Cat Cookies dipped in peanut butter
3. Graham crackers covered with peanut butter
4. Banana with peanut butter
5. Apple dipped in peanut butter
6. Waffles with peanut butter
7. Reese's peanut butter cups on my yogurt... it counts okay!
8. Peanut butter in my smoothies
9. Peanut butter in cookies
10. Pretzels dipped in peanut butter
11. Peanut butter on smores
12. Peanut butter in puppy chow
13. Peanut butter on a spoon

The list could go on and on, but you get the picture... Peanut Butter makes everything taste good!
I always have all different brands and flavors in my pantry (see above picture). I also have two more kinds that I keep at Matt's, for when he cooks something nasty. I just smoother whatever it is with peanut butter to make it taste good..... Just Kidding!

Matt is a fabulous cook. He didn't have work today, so he cooked for me and did the dishes! I think i've found a winner ;) 

Tonight was healthy Salmon night. He even bought the expensive Wild Salmon! We both decided that it was definitely worth the extra money. It has less of a fishy taste, and it's a lot tougher. 

Tomorrow is NACHO NIGHT! I have been craving nachos since... well... last Wednesday :)

Question #2: How do you like to eat your peanut butter?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Is it time to hang my spikes up?

I wanted to share with y'all something that truly means a lot to me! I decided to record my blog for today, because I think the message will have more meaning if you can hear my voice rather than just reading what I have to say. I also wanted to use my new recorder. I hope you all enjoy it! :)

CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON!








Click HERE to get to Charlie Engle's Blog!

Thanks for listening!


Question of the Day: Did you like the audio blog? Should I do more?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Don't Stress.... order a "Happy Bee" Sandwich

I woke up at 6:04 this lovely Sunday morning thanks to my personal alarm clock.... my mind! Who freakin' wakes up that early on a Sunday?! 

Last night before I went to sleep I started thinking about all the things that I needed to accomplish today. Clean my room, do laundry, finish my math homework, go to the store, study for two tests, oh and stalk blogs ;) Once I started listing everything out I became extremely stressed, so I pretty much told my mind that I better wake up early in the morning because my list of things to do is extremely long! I hate when I do that, because when I said I wanted to wake up early I did not mean 6 A.M.... But, once I was up and my mind started going there was no way I was falling back asleep. I immediately jumped out of bed, and started crossing things off my list! 

If I could change one thing about myself, I would change how easily I get stressed. Have you ever sat and complained about everything you had to do, or said there was absolutely not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything? I do this all the time, and in reality if I used the time, that I sat and wasted complaining about everything, to actually start what needed to be done I probably would of finished it. But, that's easier said than done. Sometimes I just can't sacrifice my facebook time, snack time. or blog time with something productive.... You know what I'm talking about... we have all done it! I just feel like those are activities that keep me sane! 

Anyways, point is I really have to start working on this stress issue. Tonight Matt asked me, "So what do you have to do tonight," and I think I screamed back to him and started listing out everything.... Lesson learned: Do not list everything out... it only makes matters worst! Seriously though, being stressed does not solve anything!! -- I am telling myself this right now too!

FOOD OF THE DAY:

Matt and I went to our favorite local restaurant again! This time they made the "Happy Bee Sandwich" on the correct bread! It was delicious as always, but lets be honest how could a peanut butter, honey, banana, and cinnamon sandwich be anything but delicious!
P.S I now know why my pictures stink compared to all you other blogger's pictures.... 
1. My camera is ancient
2. Matt gets extremely embarrassed when I pull my camera out and start taking pictures of my food! I tried to tell him that no one was watching, but he insisted that I only take one. 


CONGRATS TO MY MOMMY! SHE RAN HER FIRST 1/2 MARATHON THIS MORNING!
She ran an amazing time, and even negative splitted :0
I am so proud of her! Now time for a marathon....


Question of the Day: Do you stress out a lot when it comes to school or work? How do you handle your stress?

Question #2: Do y'all get emails when I comment back to you? I really don't like having my comments like this, but the other way kept messing up! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

We're Feeling good, we're feeling alright, yeah...

I WANT TO GO TO A REBELUTION CONCERT SOO BAD!



But, I missed two perfect opportunities... they were in Dallas yesterday and Austin tonight! :(

Anyways, listen to it and tell me what ya think... I feel like I can relate the song "Feeling Alright" to my life right now.

"Well it's a struggle, every day we're stressing
What's a life without dedication
I'm, I'm trying to pick up that soul's intention to soak in music relaxation
We're Feeling good, we're feeling alright, yeah"

I feel like in our world today people are constantly stressed out about something, and this is not the way to live our life's! Sometimes we need to just step back, and relax.... At the end of the day it doesn't matter what grade you make on a test, who makes the most money, or who has the nicest clothes. It is only important to live each and everyday to the fullest!

FOOD OF THE DAY:

 Matt and I went to Yogurtland last night after Pei Wei. I was so excited because they had their new flavor Devil's Food Cupcake Batter! So, I got that kind, Peanut Butter, and Red Velvet Cupcake Batter. Then I added the toppings (the best part) reese's, brownies, and cookie dough! 

I <3 Frozen Yogurt!!

Question of the Day: Do you ever get sudden dessert cravings, and have to fulfill them immediately or someone may get hurt.....?

Yesterday was one of those days for me. I was craving ice cream really bad. I begged Matt for like 5 minutes to get Yogurt Land, and then he eventually caved in and granted my wish ;)

FREE FOOD!

Today on my run I decided to play "Sweet & Sour." (You know the game that we all played in elementary school on the bus on the way to field trips... yah that one!)  

Side Note: One time a kid in my class held up a piece of paper that said "HELP US", and the car behind the bus called 911 because he thought we all got kidnapped or something... The kid ended up getting suspended, but I personally think it was totally worth it.... It was hilarious!   


Anyways, the game was really fun and totally made the time fly by until I ran by a group of core guys. I got like 15 "Howdys" in a matter of 5 seconds, and at that point the game was no longer fun! I may be a Texas girl, but I am sorry I will not be caught dead saying HOWDY! I always walk with my head down around campus when I see a core guy, because as soon as you make eye contact with one of them you are bound to get a howdy. I always just smile, and say HELLO back. I am sure it makes them mad... oh well!

I am not bashing on core guys I promise. Just the howdy part ;) Once in my geology lab I had a really nice core guy as my partner. I played dumb on the first day, so he would identify all the rocks for me and it worked....Sucker!

Ok, back to the game... I was shocked at how many "sour" people there are out there. I would smile and give a little head nob to everyone that I passed, but I got a whole lot of nothing in return. Even the College Station cop ignored me.... Well, I guess I can't say I was too shocked about that one. They love giving perfect law abiding citizens tickets the one time they screw up... Grrrr. 
I plan on playing this game again, so I will let ya know if people get "Sweeter" or "Sourer" (Is that even a word? Oh well it is now!)


Question of the Day: Do you like "Sweet" or "Sour" candy better? 
I was going to say sweet without a doubt, but those sour patch kids are looking mighty good.... 

My apartment was giving away FREE food today in the clubhouse, but you would of thought they were giving away a million dollars. It is amazing how excited college kids get when they hear the word FREE, and the word FOOD was just an added bonus! The line was out the door just to get pizza from like Cici's... who even likes Cici's?? Well I do like their dessert pizza, but that's about it.
I did learn something while watching the mob of people.... Maybe I should start advertising my blog by saying, "IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG I WILL GIVE YOU FREE FOOD." 

P.S I had some yummy dessert tonight, I will post a picture of it tomorrow. I promise :) Oh and Matt and I's date night to Village Cafe didn't quite work out... We drove all the way there to find out they were throwing a private party, so it was closed to the public! I was starving at that point, so I wanted to tell the man look it ain't no party without me.... Just Kidding... Matt would of died. We ended up going to Pei Wei, and we plan on going back to Village Cafe on Sunday. If they even think about throwing another private party, I WILL give them a little piece of my mind ;)

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND EVERYBODY!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Get to know the Girl behind "The Game of Life".....

I found this on someone's blog that I read, so I thought it would be a fun thing to share with y'all! 
A. Age: Well I just turned 20 March 15th, but what age do I look like..... 13? Maybe 16 if I am not in my running clothes! 
B. Bed size: At home I have a trundle bed. It's name is Trundie.... I love it! At school I have a full size bed. It feels like a king size bed compared to Trundie. 
C. Chore you hate: I am kinda weird because I love cleaning. I clean my room every Sunday, but I would say my least favorite chore is my nightly routine... washing my face, brushing my teeth, and taking out my contacts! Yes, those are chores for me. I always just wanna go to sleep not go through a 20 minute routine before I can get in bed. 
D. Dogs: My family has a Jack Russell Terrier named Miles back at home. I pretend to hate him, but really we are pretty good buddies.. I like my cat more though :)

E. Essential start to your day: Eat breakfast, check facebook, and look at blogs.. oh and that terrible routine that I described earlier... well I do it in the morning too! 
F. Favorite color: Hmm it changes frequently, but I love orange and yellow esp. together! 
G. Gold or Silver: Silver! I have a silver charm bracelet that I love from Matt, a silver necklace from my Aunt Sus, and a silver ring from Matt which I wear everyday!
H. Height: That is a touchy subject... I am 5'1'', a.k.a too short!
I. Instruments you play: I took piano lessons back in the day, but I never practiced so my teacher got mad and yelled at me, so I quit! I also played the recorder in elementary school... I was a pro at hot cross buns! 
J. Job title: I am a student at Texas A&M... toughest job out there ;) I am studying to be a teacher someday though!
K. Kids: None right now obviously I am still a kid myself :)  but I am still undecided for in the future. The whole pregnant thing doesn't sound like fun, but I know I will want kids someday I am sure. 
L. Live: Good ole' College Station! I want to live in Austin someday, or the house that I grew up in heheh!
M. Mom’s name: Gail or should I say Mommmmeeeee. I call her mommy, and when she doesn't listen it comes out a lot like MOMMMMMEEEEEE 
N. Nicknames: I have had a lot! My mom calls me T-Bird. Brooke calls me Nanners. Matt calls me Lynn.... haha JK I wanted him to call me Lynn (my middle name), so I saved my number in his phone as Lynn! He still hasnt't changed it... it will rub off on him sooner or later!
O. Overnight hospital stays: Never. Well when I was born I believe they make you spend the night, if I could of talked then I am sure I would of told my mom lets get the heck out of here... it smells and the food stinks! 
P. Pet peeve: Oh my too many! Messy people, fake people, people who walk slow, umm I have so many I can't even think of them! They change daily ha
Q. Quote from a movie: Any quote from A walk to Remember! It is my favorite movie of all time! I used to have it memorized.
R. Right or left handed: Right handed! Why do left-handed people think they are so special?? 
S. Siblings: I am the middle child! I have an older sister, Brooke and a younger sister, Haley! I love them more than anything. They are my best friends, even if they love to pick on me!
T. Time you wake up: Earlyy. I love to get my day going. One time I woke up at 9:30 and I think I had a minor heart attack! I had so much to accomplish in so little time!
U. Underwear: Yes, that is just gross if you don't wear them.
V. Vegetables you dislike: I think it may be easier to name the veggies I LIKE: broccoli, corn on the cob, green beans in a can, pretty much all beans, and tomatoes (yes they are a veggie not a fruit.)
W. What makes you run late: I AM NEVER LATE! I remembered one of my pet peeves... late people! I can't stand when people are late. I am usually at least 10 minutes early... I have to set my clock in my car ahead of time because if not I get there wayyy to early! 
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Nada.... Well I lied my Mommy takes x-rays on my teeth!
Y. Yummy food you make: My favorite thing that I make is Nachos! I also love making desserts. 
Question of the Day: Pick three of the questions, and tell me your answers!! 
NOW, MEET SOME OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE:
My Mommy! 

My Boyfriend of 3 years, Matt! 

My Dad, Matt (again), and my Papa a.k.a my coaches ;)

Sorry I couldn't find a good picture, but my Mom (again) and my Granny!

My lovely sisters... Brooke and Haley!

Brooke (again) and Mitch (Brooke's husband)
I COULDN'T MAKE IT THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT THEM! <3


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hallucinations....

I LOVE WARM WEATHER... well I thought I did anyways.
Today I went on my run at 3 o'clock in the afternoon a.k.a the hottest and sunniest time of the day. It was 90 degrees outside! I say every winter that I will never complain about it being too hot, but today it was too hot! What am I going to do when it is 100+ degrees.... Well not run in the afternoon that's for sure. I felt all 90 of those degrees let me tell ya.... I am pretty sure I looked ridiculous out there. But, I learned that trying to get back in shape and hot weather really don't mix. It only leaves one looking like they just ran across the sahara desert. I am dead serious. The rays from the sun were making the pavement look never ending, and when I saw a puddle of water I wanted to lick it off the ground (I am a germ freak, so you know I was dying). When the sun went into the clouds for all of 4 seconds I screamed Hallelujah.... in my head of course. I already had enough attention on me with the loud panting noise I was making, I didn't want any more! Anyways, I eventually made it back to my apartment and chugged tons of water. It was not one of my finest runs, but hey I got a nice tan ;)

Oh, and my face was bright red! I don't know why, but for some reason my face seems to turn red easier than others....
1. When I do pushups my face turns bright red! Who knew you were supposed to breathe when you do pushups?? I always hold my breathe apparently...
2. When I do any form of exercise my face always turns bright red!
3. When I give speeches my face turns bright red! Oh and I also shed tons of tears and grab on to my mom's leg begging her to let me miss school because I have a presentation... I will explain this later!

Have I mentioned that my hands also turn an abnormal purple color when I get cold... 

I just can't win with any weather cold or hot.....

FOOD OF THE DAY:

I got fancy today and made potato skins for an appetizer and....

Blackened Salmon with sweet potatoes and veggies for my main meal!

PSHH... I WISH! DID I FOOL ANYONE?
My dad sent me these pictures from his dinner! He has a lake house at Possum Kingdom Lake, and was eating dinner at a place that over looks the lake. I wish I could cook this fancy stuff, because I could really go for some potato skins right about now..... :)

Question of the day: What is your favorite appetizer to order at restaurants?
I rarely order appetizers, but I love potato skins! I usually just get them for my meal. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

48 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!

I don't know about y'all, but I am ready for Friday!
The week after Spring Break is never a fun one. Plus, I am getting a little unmotivated....

1. The sun is shining, so I find myself constantly looking out my window wishing I was outside. 
Today I went on a run, and went on a 30 minute walk with Matt! We are going to try to start doing these walks more often, they are so much fun! You get to talk, and soak up some vitamin D at the same time! 
2. My sister and Mitch are supposed to be back in America the first week of May, so that's all I can think about!
I absolutely can't wait until they are home. I have missed them so much the past year, and I can't wait for all of our Austin adventures this summer.
3. Exams are coming up, and I am only thinking about the day of my last exam. Instead of when I should start studying or what the exams are even going to cover....
I want to be home the day Brooke and Mitch get home, which just so happens to be the week of exams. So, I keep forgetting that I actually have to study!
4. All the Vitamin D that I have been taking in is making me tired!
Seriously it is 6 o'clock right now, and I kinda just want to lay in bed.....
5. Teaching jobs are scarce, so my degree is pointless!
JK THAT IS A JOKE! But, seriously teaching jobs are scarce... it's kinda scary! 

I could go on and on, but the point I am trying to make is.... CAN IT BE SUMMER ALREADY?!

Question of the day: What do you do to stay motivated in times like these? Are you ready for summer too?

FOOD OF THE DAY:

Another bar, but these are great I promise!
They are all-natural and have a pretty good amount of protein 8 grams for only being 170 calories.
They com in other flavors too:
Chocolate Caramel
Chocolate Peanut
Chocolate Pretzel
Cinnamon Coffee Cake

FITNESS TIP:
Want a little extra exercise? Start parking your car in the farthest parking spot away from the entry to the grocery store, Walmart, school, or whereever you go.

The weather is fantastic now, so you have no excuse! Well, if you are in Texas anyways. There is no need to wait behind a car with your blinker on for 2 minutes while they load their groceries into their car.... I promise it won't kill ya to park a little father out!
This is one of my biggest pet peeve's.... 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vent of the week....

I used my recorder that I got for my birthday for the first time today, and let's just say it definitely works....  I recorded my history lecture on my phone and the recorder just in case the recorder did something crazy on me and failed on my first attempt, but after my classes ended I tested it out and I have four words for you..... I am officially deaf! I was used to barely hearing the lectures on my phone even with the volume turned all the way up, so when I did the same thing on this one I discovered that I could hear the dang thing even if I was standing right by a helicopter! So, in other words I love my new recorder! :)

I accomplished a lot again today.... I am on a role! I was trying to figure out my schedule for the fall, and I came to the realization that for the next two years I am going to be learning entirely to much about phonics, vowels, and syllables. Seriously, how many reading classes does a teacher need to take! I am in my first of many reading classes this semester, and I will tell you one thing I learned early on.... teach a grade level where the students already know how to read! I am sure it is a very rewarding process, but I am sorry I just find it incredibly boringg....  Anyways, I am not to happy with my upcoming classes. I would much rather have some history classes. I mean my teaching emphasis is in History, but apparently the Education program thinks it is more important to take 10 reading classes..... grrr. 

Now that I got a little venting out, here's some more.... Tonight I went over to Matt's apartment to cook some chicken while he was at work. When I opened the fridge to get it out it was not there.... it was in the freezer! After I said a few choice words in my head (directed towards Matt) I began sawing on the frozen chicken with a huge knife to separate my piece of chicken from the rest. After about 15 minutes my arm was tired from sawing (talk about an arm workout), and the chicken was not separating so I dethawed it in the microwave! Why did I not do that in the beginning you ask?.... Well, I am dumb! So, after I finally got the chicken separated I started cooking it along with some broccoli and corn, and it turned out to be a delicious dinner after all. Oh and I forgot to add I also had to clean the dishes before I could even begin cooking! Boys... can't live with 'em, but can't live without 'em! 

Okay, I really am done venting now! 

FITNESS TIP:
 MY NEW FAVORITE TOY! 
My mom got this foam roller for me, and I just started using it over Spring Break. I love it because it massages sore muscles, and makes stretching fun! I always forget to stretch, but now that I have this I get excited to stretch.... Okay, so I get excited about the darnest things, but seriously get one of these. Your muscles will thank you ;)

THIS IS SO FUN.... that's what I'm thinking :)

Question of the day: Do you stretch after every workout, or are you lazy like the "old" me!

Question #2: What is something you have kept bottled up inside of you? Go ahead... vent to me!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

PEI WEI SUNDAY!

 I have been so productive today... which is odd considering I am still kind of in Spring Break mode!
I cleaned, went grocery shopping, organized my room, did homework, and hung out with my best friend :)

The 85 degree weather was to nice to be cooped up inside all day, so Matt and I went on a 30 minute walk and I filled him in on everything that he missed over Spring Break. I wish we could of stayed out there forever, but Matt was a getting a cramp!! haha Well, it was kind of my fault I made him walk right after we ate at Pei Wei!
If you didn't already know, Pei Wei is my favorite restaurant ever! I always get the Teriyaki Chicken with white rice which is really simple, but amazing! :) Matt and I always get two fortune cookies, and let the other person choose one for their fortune but we never eat them. I know what a waste, but it is a fun game. Plus, who even likes those things... they taste like a mix between paper and stale bread! (I used to love them, and by love I mean that I once consumed 15 of them in one sitting... whoops! Maybe that's why I don't like them any more.) Anyways, Pei Wei is like Matt and I's restaurant... I think we will still be going once a week even when we are 80 years old!

Question of the day: Do you have a restaurant that you eat at once a week?


Now I have to read a book for my History class. Not gonna lie, I have a nerdy obsession with History. I love learning about it, and my history classes have been my favorite classes in college so far! I wish I would of actually learned history in high school instead of just memorizing it for a test and then forgetting it right after... It would of made my college life a lot easier too!

FOOD OF THE DAY:

Chocolate Cat Cookies from Judy :) They taste like chocolate teddy grahams, but better and healthier!

Dipped in peanut butter with white chocolate! It was a very delicious combo.
WARNING: THESE COOKIES ARE VERY ADDICTIVE
I had to put the bucket away before I devoured it!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Back to the daily grind....

SPRING BREAK IS OFFICIALLY OVER :(
I had so much fun celebrating my birthday and hanging out with my family... There really is no place like home!
I was welcomed back to College Station with a few surprises:

1. Matt (He showed up at my apartment and helped me unload all my stuff and carry it up three flights of stairs) He also gave me this....
I was so tired from driving I didn't even notice that he added a new charm right when I looked at it! But, when I gave it a second glance I noticed the peace sign! He added it to my bracelet for my birthday :)
2. Fruit of the Month came while I was away!
Thanks for the welcome "home" gift Granny! I can't wait to try these nectarines... they are just the right ripeness too.

3. A card from my Mommy and a letter from Charlie
I love mail, especially when I am feeling a little sad that I am no longer HOME!

ONLY 7 WEEKS OF SCHOOL LEFT FOR ME!
I have so much to look forward to this summer... but the most exciting thing is BROOKE AND MITCH GET HOME SOON!!

Question of the Day: Do you enjoy being at home and chilling with family, or would you rather be out with friends?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Inspiration

Everyone needs some inspiration once in awhile....

Tonight I watched The Secretariat with my Granny and Papa. 


Some of my favorite quotes from it were:


"This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it! Because you never know how far you can run unless you run."


"It's not whether they think we won. It's whether we think we won."


"Let him run his race." 


-- The last one is one of my favorites because my mom always tells me to, "Run my race" during my cross country and track races. I can always hear her say this even when she is surrounded by tons of yelling people.
I would definitely recommend this movie to all runners for sure, but also to people who just need something that will remind them that anything is possible if you set your mind to it! :)


FOOD OF THE DAY:
I had my first Luna bar ever the other day! I was shopping with my mom in Luke's Locker, and I was starving. I will let you in on a little secret... I get in a veryy bad mood when I get hungry, so I bought this! It was very good, and now I want to try some other flavors.

Question of the Day: Have you ever had a Luna Bar? If so what is your favorite flavor?

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