Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mom's Birthday!

I just wanted to update you all about my life:

1) I wore the first outfit to my interview at David's Bridal. It was the one that my mom and Aunt picked. Turned out to be a good choice because their dress code requires that dress slacks or skirts be paired with a dress blazer/jacket. I was technically under dressed. The interview went well, but I got nervous and started to sound even more like a Gilmore Girl than I usually do. You know, talking very quickly about nothing.

2) I got the job! I start the January 3rd and I am very excited and kind of nervous.

3) N was able to come home early for Christmas because the day after I left for home, he went to the hospital with bad stomach pains. Apparently he has some ulcers and was told to see a GI specialist. There aren't any openings until February, so he is just going to take care of himself and eat healthier.

4) This break has been great so far. I've just visited friends and family. Played a lot of the Wii game, Just Dance. And I've read a few books already.

It's my mom's birthday today too. Dad ordered a cake and I think we're going to go see True Grit later.

 She's pretty cool.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Interview Outfit Choice Part Two

I don't think I want this to necessarily become a regular post, but here I am needing some votes again on an interview outfit. I'm interviewing at David's Bridal tomorrow. They dress very professionally, hence the black skirt. Please leave some comments and some prayers.

Option A:

(Please ignore my bad pictures. Camera is still broken.) Maroon blouse with large buttons- Banana Republic

Option 2:

Blue flowered blouse with lace-Target

Option 3:

Blue diamond blouse- Tucker for Target

Option 4:

Orange polka dot tie-front blouse-Tucker for Target

The manager informed me to "dress as your best and as though you are already working here". It is also going to be 75 degrees tomorrow. After I pick the outfit, I will even add some jewelry and do my hair and makeup.

Now I'm going to get ready for my new friend to come over to help me sew an apron. Then I am going to study later. 

Please pray for my grandfather. My mother's father, Sam, lives in Arizona with my grandma, Lynne, and yesterday he had a heart attack. Apparently he is stable and doing okay right now, but his kids are flying in to check in and be there for him and my grandma. He's the best grandpa ever so I need even more prayers for him.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh, Darling Don't You Ever Grow Up

My darling cutest niece in the world, Riley, turned 3 today (well actually tomorrow but her party was today). She had a purple princess party where, as she told me, "I opened presents and ate cake." Sounds like my kind of party.
Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

"Oh, darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up. Just stay this little. Oh, darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up, it can stay this simple."

After my last post, the readers who don't know me IRL (in real life) might think that I am super ambitious and go get em. And usually I am. But sometimes people are mean. Really really really mean, and it just throws you a new one and you just want to listen to Taylor Swift songs about not growing up.

Slowly over the last two months my job at the resale shop has gone down hill. Basically, I felt that I could run the business better and that my treatment was unprofessionally based on my boss's mood that day. Lots of things happened, but I basically quit today after it culminated with her yelling at me in front of customers. When I went to discuss it, she called me names. She called me selfish. She told me that my personality conflicted with everyone in the store and she thought it was "attributed to my age". 

It made me upset to think that I put in so much work and effort and it didn't matter. I have never been treated like this before. I spent the rest of the afternoon applying to new jobs. Please pray that I can find the right fit. I was telling N that I'm nervous that all my bosses are going to be like this now. I know that this is crazy. I am very glad that I have a chance to find a healthy, new opportunity now. 


Monday, December 6, 2010

What Are The Days?

Anybody who is anybody does not think back to high school and think, "Man. Those were the days. It doesn't get much better than that".

It gets so much better.

One of the only good things about my high school experience was the lack of the moms on Facebook at that time. It was still too advanced for their skills, and poor seniors could bemoan their dull lives and say how much they are ready to be out on their own. Now if some kid writes "T minus 67 days until I'm out of here!", some sort-of-friend's mom responds with "Don't you grow up too fast. You're going to get out into the real world and have responsibility and it won't be nearly as fun. You'll marry the homecoming king from the next town over and be divorced in 10 years You'll look back and these years and wish they didn't go by so fast."

Something their parents never gave them was a sense of adventure. Or responsibility. Or the desire to experience new things. And that is just sad.

I know that I like being busy, learning how to budget, and dreaming about all the things my life is going to be, and none of them include wishing I could turn back time.

I feel like this is a good time to let you all know about something new in my life:
1) I'm changing my major to Retail Management
2) I get to study abroad for 2 weeks at the end of May in Paris, London, Madrid, and Barcelona.
These are the days.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hunger Games

Many of you have asked how I'm feeling, and physically, I'm much better. Cold sores have started to go away much faster than usual. Mentally, I'm a little drained.

Isn't it hard when you know:

1) You work really hard to get approval.
2) You know you can do a better job than someone else.
3) That someone else is mean, childish, and undermines you.
4) When you have finals that you could really care less about.

The first three really bug me and I actually have to do something about them. The last one is just silly and I have to get over it. I really only have 2 major projects due Tuesday and Wednesday and a small project due Thursday and then 1 final the next Wednesday and then I'm done!

I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.

All I've really wanted to do is listen to my audio books. I've been listening to:
SO good. Seriously. 
I'm on to the second book already.

What books are you reading/listening to?


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I've been lying in bed the last two days. Sick and inflicted with 8 cold sores on my bottom lip. However, many moons ago, I wore real clothes like this:

                                                             Denim shirt: Thrifted, Skirt: thrifted H&M
                                                                                        Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell, Belt: goodwill, Tights: Target
I even did my hair. Woooooah.

I wore this to church. Definitely not to school today. Today I wore the same shirt I've worn the last 3 days. Gross? Probably. No one noticed because they couldn't get past the grotesque scabs on my lip.

Life Lesson #11
"Don't stare. It's rude. If you notice something different, IGNORE it."


Sunday, November 28, 2010

All I Want

This Thanksgiving break my dad's parents hosted Thanksgiving and invited my Dad and his 3 older brothers and their families to South Dakota to all stay in a little lodge together. There were about 30 of us all together. It has been a really really really long time since we've even been close to having all of the cousins together. I think since I was 7? 11 years ago? Crazy.

It was very fun. And COLD. It was 75 degrees in Lubbock when I took off, and 11 degrees in Sioux Falls when I landed.

Now I'm just tired, I don't have any pictures yet, and I have 5 cold sores on my bottom lip. And finals week is coming up. So I'm going to cheer myself up by creating a short little wish list. Just to indulge myself.

1) A Polaroid instant camera
2) A Nook digital reader from Barnes and Noble
3) a refurbished 160gb iPod Classic in black

4) 'Keep You Posted' wallet from Modcloth
5) basically every dress form ModCloth, but we can star with the 'Too Much Fun' dress

Thanks for indulging me. Hope none of you feel as bad as I do.


Monday, November 22, 2010

I Would Just Like To Say

Could I please just be Emma Watson?
I love her new hair. And how beautiful she looked at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 London premiere. 
I would love even more to just travel back 10 years so I could be Hermione. I'll even settle for being Ginny. I'd be a great red-head.

Obviously I just saw HP7 and it was amazing. N has been watching the rest of the movies non-stop. And I've actually been re-reading book 7. From an actual book. With pages. For fun. In college. Yep.

My camera is actually a little broken right now (it is being fixed), so no pictures of the decorations that have been added in the apartment, or N's roommate K turning 21 (all clean pictures. we had dinner with his family).

I also leave for thanksgiving in South Dakota with my whole family on Wednesday. The high is 13. Degrees Fahrenheit. How does one dress for that?


Thursday, November 18, 2010


This past weekend N and I visited his sister, Autumn, brother in law, Josh, and niece, Ava, in Norman, Oklahoma. It was fun to get a little weekend break from work. OU was beautiful and we had a lot of fun. Some highlights of the trip include, but aren't limited to:

1) Meeting the Allstate Insurance guy's (Dennis Haysbert) cousin or brother in the grocery store. They have the same voice. I nearly swooned with auditory happiness. 
2) Eating cupcakes at Sara Sara Cupcakes.
3)Touring the law school. Including the mock Supreme Court!
4)Watching Autumn get her ear pierced. Yes. Just the one.
5) Lots of playing.
6) Even a family photo shoot by the talented Amanda Pate.
7) Eating homemade buffalo chili. Yum!
8) Realizing that some day I might be out of school and start to have part of a life.

It was so much fun. Thanks Josh and Autumn!

The only problem was that we had a flat tire that had to get patched, then replaced with a new tire, so we didn't leave until 6 and the sun was setting. About the 4th hour of our 6 hour drive back, N got sick. I had to keep pulling over for him to ralph (nicer way to say it?). Poor kid. We didn't get back until 1:30 and I had to wake up for an 8 a.m. class. Oh college...


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old Outfit, New Blog!

Shirt: thrifted Target
Skirt: Forever 21
Thigh High Socks: Target
Lace Up Boots: Forever 21 
I'm busy tonight, but I wanted to get a quick post up. I actually wore this outfit a few weeks ago when my sister was here. Very comfortable. And look how clean my room and bathroom are. Wowie!

I also want to do a quick shout out to N's sister Autumn for redoing my header and setting up my background for me. Doesn't it look fantastic? I dislike doing stuff like that (at least the logistics part) so I really appreciate her help. N and I actually visited them this weekend, but I want to do right by that post. I want to get a ring on its finger take the time to fully write it and post all the pictures. Tomorrow hopefully?

Off to study for Intro to Interiors. Who wants to memorize 50 pages of furniture types with me? No takers. Figures.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stupid Things (Returning) College Kids Say

I'm taking  Partnering: The Development of Intimate Relationships to fulfill a specific Humanities credit (cause you know they wouldn't accept my Anthropology or Psych 101. That would be too easy.), and it is sort of ridiculous. Our discussions center around dating, marriage, and sex. I never understood relationship advice columns in magazines because it all seemed like common sense to me. "Dear Doctor Sue, My husband and I have not been getting along lately. I feel insignificant and all he wants to do is watch television. What should I do?  Sincerely, Lonely Louise" Uhm really? Tell him how you feel and suggest doing something specific together. Common sense. I always thought the people writing in were phony. Nope. Turns out they're all in this class.

There is this lovely 40+ year old girl (not a woman. definitely not.) who has a Minnie Mouse voice and wears rhinestone studded velour sweatsuits, and I doubt her wrinkles aren't filled. I feel bad for her because she tries, but she is just one of those girls that seems to have not grown past high school. She is the subject of STCKS (Stupid Things College Kids Say):

Professor (talking about reward)-"...say I buy my partner a new Harley"

40+ Woman- "Can I date you?"

*Awkward Silence*

Oh college.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Vintage Indian Princess

I bought some amazing Vintage BlueBells from EmersonMade. They are 100% cotton. No distressing. High-waisted and beautiful. These photos don't do them justice.

 I need to get some better photos though. Shirt and Vest are thrifted. :) My co-worker visited her sister in Colorado and when she came back she had feather extensions in her hair. I loved it. Luckily, she wanted to try it out on someone else. Hence:

Some people think they are earrings until they look closely. I really love them. As N said "makes you look like an Indian princess".


Saturday, November 6, 2010

I've Got Another Puzzle For You

"Wow. Your legs are bright."
"Woah orange."
"Hey Oompa Loompa."

Just some of the comments made when I wore these tights. I think I scared most of the kids on campus. Oh and that last comment was made by N. He said he liked them though.

Today I went thrifting (no luck), ate a spicy chicken sandwich from Chic-Fil-A, and spent time with N. Now, I'm skipping the football game (yahoo!) and listening to This American Life while I blog and make dinner. Good day!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nolan Lee Crawford

I would like to introduce you to my new nephew Nolan Lee Crawford:
 Isn't he handsome? Congratulations Brandon & Sarah!

N flew in to Dallas to see him. I asked if Nolan smelled like heaven and N replied:
" Yep. :) he smelt like new baby. Kinda like new house smell minus the sheet rock. Lol"
Haha. Then later I asked him what he was doing:
"Reading Dwell, eating Babybel, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Aka my heaven"
Oh man I love this kid.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dumb Things College Kids (and other people) Say

I take the bus to and from my off campus apartment and my classes. I hear some pretty interesting conversations. For instance a week ago two strangers were talking about how much they hate reading especially those "damn" Harry Potter books:

Girl- "I only read one book my whole life it was like the sisterhood of something..."
Boy- "I couldn't remember any of those ***king wizard names either..."

Who doesn't like Harry Potter? Seriously.

The last few months I've put up with daily pot smoke leaking through my vents into my apartment from my lovey neighbors. I figured they would slow down or stop, but it has progressively gotten worse. My clothes smell, I get headaches, people that come over complain about the smell. It's bad. Our neighbors also happen to be large rowdy males. My roommate and I decided to go to the main office to complain. They said they would walk by and warn them. It has worked like a charm. They have backed off the smoking and haven't come by to threaten us.

I had talked to my boss and friend about the problem to get some older advice and she recommended the same thing. My female coworker also found out, but seemed to have more of a problem that I "told" on them. She didn't say anything though and I thought it wasn't a big deal.

Then I came into work today and was switching shifts with my male coworker. We have very different moral beliefs, but I have always been considerate and accepting towards him. And we have always been friendly. Today however he said:
"I heard you ratted out your pot smoking neighbors."
I responded with how the smoke had gone on long enough and it was negatively affecting me and it wouldn't matter if it was pot or loud music or cigarettes. It's not okay to disturb your neighbors that long.
"You could have gone to them first."
 I told him that my roommate and I did not feel safe approaching our large male neighbors for the first time to complain about their still-illegal-at-this-moment activities. And that we also made sure they weren't going to be in legal trouble. 
But my male 24 year old co-worker couldn't accept that I would not feel comfortable/safe to approach them first. He wouldn't drop it. 

I felt taken aback and confronted. I never asked him for his opinions on my life and I never insulted the (poor) choices he has made/continues to make in his life. I was also sad that now I would have to deal with this situation with not only him, but my female coworker (who told him), and my boss (since he did this at work). I sent him this text after he left:
"Adam, I am aware of your political and moral beliefs and I think you are aware of mine. I feel like these differences weren't a problem and I don't think I ever questioned yours or confronted you about them. In the future I would appreciate if you extended me the same courtesy. If any part of my life is ever your business, I'll let you know."


I think God knew I would need a pick me up after that because a really adorable couple came in and cheered me up because:
1) They were elderly
2) They still obviously adored each other
3) They will be married 60 years next week
4) They talked about dancing to big band music in the good days and winning dance competitions
5) He informed me that he served in WW2 and the Korean War and he felt that it is very important that I vote because he and others have helped to make it possible for our country to have that privilege. 

What a wonderful couple. I almost asked them to dinner. 

How do you handle people who are hurtful and nosy?


Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm Crazy About Tiffany's

Halloween I worked during the day and N worked at night. I was invited out but after a long week the last thing I wanted to do was party.

I did want to dress up and watch a scary movie in my costume. So I did.

"Oh golly gee damn!"- Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

I found the dress in the store I work at. The gloves at a vintage store in town. The hat and sunglasses are Forever 21. The pearls were a gift from N. Oh! And the cigarette "filter" is actually my ink holder that came with my Architecture kit. Best use for it ever.


Please ignore my messy room.