Thursday, January 30, 2014

eat well travel often

I made a New Year's-ish Resolution to actually make some of the things I see on Pinterest...

So I started simple!

I also wanted to make a few things for Copper Beech because it'll be nice to have a few things I made and cheaper!

in the making!

This is the original pin I saw on Pinterest, but "eat well, travel often" seemed a little less imperitive than "eat & drink." Like-duh. This is a kitchen. Thanks, but I know what to do here...

I watched Valentine's Day while I made it and drank a Grapefruit Izze, so it's been a pretty good day - can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome February!

I know February isn't here yet...but I'm ready for it to be!

I made a deal with myself that I would have perfect attendance in January, but I won't go to class if it's below 19 degrees in February.

This little snowstorm is not funny. It needs to be fake, but also I could stand to miss Wednesday and have another day to look at my accounting notes.

Anyway, I'm ready for February because that will mean that winter is almost over and YOU'LL HAVE A LICENSE! I saw your post about cars, and we couldn't be more different - you know I hate getting in and out of little cars, but to each his own! I'm sure you'll fall in love with whatever you get like I did with Lars :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A weekend for the books!

This weekend was extra good!

here's some of the stuff I did...

- Friday - 

Erik and Laura came over to Philip's for macaroni and Mario Kart! It was so fun to have "couple" friends over to hang out! Laura won the first round and then Philip took the second round. Then Jahlani and Brittany Moore came over for Key Lime Key and Round three which Philip also won!

- Saturday -

Philip and I went to Atlanta for the day! We got to this REALLY cool part of Midtown and ate at one of the funkiest Mellow Mushrooms ever!

We almost ate at this really hip place, but then stuck to an old favorite.

Then we saw Gravity at this awesome theatre!

Next we went to the Cheshire Bridge area of Atlanta which is really awesome! We explored a little and then went to a fancy restaurant called Murphy's!

It was delicious! Then we finished the night with Philomena (WHICH WAS AMAZING), a little break at Starbucks, and Dallas Buyers Club!

- Sunday -

Lazy day of getting some things done! Then I went to first degree for KKPsi and it was awesome! Also, we always go to Loco's after first degree and it's fun to be around the new MCs in a more casual setting! My little is Sydney Jenkins (whose Herd name is Tweedy) - she is so awesome! Also, she majors in Industrial Design and plays the tuba like Philip!

Friday, January 24, 2014

My Grammy Predictions...

Grammy's are Sunday and here is who I hope will win big! Not necessarily who probably will, just who I think should out of the nominations! and a few videos!

Record of the Year - Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars

Album of the Year - Red, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year - Same Love

Best New Artist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Pop Solo Performance - Mirrors, Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance - Get Lucky, Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rogers

Best Pop Vocal Album - The 20/20 Experience : The Complete Experience, Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording - Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris, Feat. Florence Welch

Best Dance/ Electronica Album - Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - To be Loved, Michael Buble

Best Rock Performance - Always Alright, Alabama Shakes

Best Metal Performance - The Enemy Inside, Dream Theater

Best Alternative Music Album - Modern Vampires of this City, Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance - How Many Drinks? , Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar

Best R&B Song - Pusher Love Girl

Best R&B Album - Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys

Best Rap Performance - Swimming Pools (Drank) , Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Sung/Collaboration - Now or Never, Kendrick Lamar feat. Mary J. Blige

Best Rap Song - Thrift Shop

Best Rap Album - The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Country Solo Performance - Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker

Best Country Duo /Group Performance - From this Valley, The Civil Wars

Best Country Song - Merry Go Round, Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Album - Red, Taylor Swift

Best Gospel/ Contemporary Christian Music Performance - Lord, I need You, Matt Maher

Best American Roots Song - Love Has Come for You, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Best Americana Album - Love Has Come for You, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Best Spoken Word Album - Still Foolin' 'Em, Billy Crystal

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media - The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition) Baz Luhrman

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - Zero Dark Thirty, Alexandre Desplat

Best Song Written for Visual Media - You've Got Time, Regina Spektor (Orange is the New Black)

Producer of the Year : Non-Classical - Ariel Rechtshaid

Best Music Video - Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z

Surprisingly enough, this isn't even all of the categories! But there we go! We'll see how my tastes fare with the actual outcome!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Make a quick billion.

Good news! I've found a way to make a quick $1 billion.

Warren Buffett is giving $1 billion to whoever can fill out the perfect March Madness bracket - not an easy task - but if you get it right, you won't really have done anything. So I say why not!

It's totally free to enter, so I don't see the harm in trying.

Obviously that got me to thinking what I would do with $1 billion. What would you do?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Banana Oil!

I found this lovely article about phrases that were common in the 20s that no one says anymore. But we should bring them back!

Here are some of my favorites!

Air Tight: extremely desirable or attractive.

“Banana oil!”: “That’s doubtful!”

Bluenose: someone who is prudish, puritanical or morally uptight.

Bug-Eyed Betty: used to refer to an undesirable, ugly woman.

Bunny: someone who seems lost, but endearingly so.

Cast a Kitten: to throw a temper tantrum.

Dead Soldier: an empty container of alcohol. Example: After draining your beer, you might proclaim that soldier dead. - this must be where dad says it from, so he didn't just make it up - he must have heard it somewhere!

Declaration of Independence: a divorce. (Also use: “dropping the pilot.”)

Flat Tire: used to indicate that one’s date did not meet expectations. 

Ground Grippers: shoes or sneakers.

Hit on All Sixes: to perform at full-capacity or nail it one-hundred percent.

Mustard Plaster: someone who isn’t wanted but won’t leave.

Ten Cent Box: a cab.

Togged to the Bricks: dressed to the nines.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Boston Ballet in Timelapse

The Huffington Post did this really interesting thing where they set up a few cameras to capture a day of practice at the Boston Ballet - this is the result! Pretty cool!

Sunday, January 12, 2014


I would like to introduce you to my new home!

Starting July 26 - I will get to live in this lovely townhome with three of my friends! I'm obviously really excited to have a dishwasher and wifi in my bedroom. Another perk to this place is that I will be able to park right in front as you can see the current residents have done! And visitor parking is only two more steps away! So it won't be so horrible trying to figure out the logistics of getting to where I live and not getting a parking ticket!

I can't wait to start decorating and for you to come visit me here!

This is my window in the bottom left and that is our deck! :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Welcome back, Auburn gymnastics! and other thrilling updates.

Tonight is the first 2014 gymnastics meet and boy and I excited!

I think gymnastics meets are my favorite part of being a student - so, word of advice - pick a school with a gymnastics team!

In other news…

I went to a class that is apparently computer based. The first day was also the last day. The teacher says if we work hard enough, we can be done with the class completely by spring break!

Ballet is no joke.

I'm coming home soon! Next weekend! I have a lot I want to accomplish while I'm home including watch The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

I seriously need to go leotard shopping.

You seriously need to make a birthday wish list post (or update your Christmas one.)

I am signing a lease today which makes me feel very old.

Philip and I are going to see The Wolf of Wall Street tomorrow!

I already like this semester 1,000,000,000,000 times more than last semester! I just love spring!

And…I'm going to instruct some of the percussion girls in campus band on Wednesday! I'm going to teach them how to follow the conductor and how to play their parts and read their music! I'm so excited! In exchange for that - I get access to practice rooms to practice violin :)

So many exciting things!

The only down side is that I still haven't caught up on sleep - but I get to sleep in tomorrow morning! Yay! and that the dorm people who inspected our dorms over break were not nice house guests! They used Heidi and my toilet and didn't wipe the seat and they unplugged my TV and my TV won't reconnect :( So Philip is going to look at it tomorrow!

But that was all sad - so I'll end on a good note! We have started our KKPsi rush events and I'm getting so excited for the new class of brothers!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Have you ever been to California?

Uh… no, not really. Um - kind of…once. Actually no.

Will probably be my scrambled response if anyone is to ask me this question. I think I now understand Frances.

Have I been there physically? yes. Was I actually in California? Did I really experience it? Not so much.

There aren't really words to describe the lack of trip that I feel like just happened. If someone told me that I had actually been on a treadmill and some person was just pulling curtains around me to make me think I was doing things in California - I'd probably believe them. Though I was in California, I feel like I've never seen it. Just a lot of expectations I guess? But at the same time, I didn't really have any expectations for the trip.

Wow. I'm not able to put it as simply as Frances.

The way I explained it to mom was that I spent so much energy trying to be happy and keep a good attitude that I wasn't genuinely happy or having a good time. My good attitude was like a defense mechanism to get through the days. That's the best way I can explain it. And then at the game, I just got so overwhelmed that I kinda lost it and started crying after halftime because I was so tired and overwhelmed and unhappy. Just like all the negative feelings that I had bottled just came right out.

Also, may compare this trip to our Italy trip…doesn't really feel like I went there - but if I went back, I'd probably like it better.