Sunday, January 31, 2010


I have a love/hate relationship with Lubbock right now.

 Having two snow days in a row at Tech. Yay for the incapability of Texans to deal with ice!

Pictures with cute girls and cute snowmen.
Ride pilfered "sleds" down the biggest hills in Lubbock.
Fly kites in the crazy cold wind.
Fun with the Roomie 
Pretending I'm in Narnia :) 
  Throwing the football with N and our friend K. Then going out with the boy's and my new friend Say to see The Book of Eli. It was interesting. I liked it. Then we went to eat at Moose Magoo's (a sports bar). It was nice that K has a huge truck so we could get off campus to get something to eat. All the places to eat on campus were shut down that evening. Ahh the life of a college kid.

Missing this boy's first birthday since the roads were too icy to make it home.

How handsome and stylish is he?

And just about the happiest kid on the planet. I love him!
Happy Birthday Sammy!


The last two pictures are shot by my sister :) 

Monday, January 25, 2010


I am legal. But what does that mean? That I can sign my own papers? That I can purchase a scratch off lottery ticket? I think it just really means that when I meet lots of new people at college and they ask how old I am, I don't have to explain away their "'re younger than you should be" looks. Hallelujah. 

When I was speaking to my grandfather Saturday, he informed me that every day this year will be my birthday. I told N what Grandpa said, and he said "well he can be with you every day then". I guess maybe he was tired of me saying that it was my birthday and I can do what I want? ;)

My birthday weekend started on Friday. 
N and I did something. I can't remember. It's that old age kickin' in. 

On Saturday, however, I do remember what we did! We grabbed breakfast at Starbucks. I had Very Berry muffin/cake and he had a cupcake. And pumpkin bread. I love him.

We also spent Saturday shopping at re-sale stores. He drove me all around and waited extremely patiently while perused the different stores, and all the racks. He also ended up buying me a beautiful blue, silk, Betsey Johnson dress that I found! How sweet.

This is us going out last night for my "official" birthday. This is the dress. One day I'll get a lot better shots of the dress. It is so unique and special. And doesn't N look handsome decked out in his duds from Express?

I was also surprised by my new (amazing!) roommate, M. She is super busy here at Tech but spent a long time creating a surprise for me. She filled our room with my favorite colored balloons and draped a tent of streamers as well. She also bought me a tasty cookie cake.

My other new friend, S, surprised me with a newspaper wrapped present of headbands and lipgloss. Is there anything else a girl needs in this world? She also bought me a "redneck metal detector". You just point, look, and find something shiny!

I also got a slew of cards, presents, and well wishes from all of my family and friends that are nowhere near Lubbock.

What an amazing birthday. The first one away from my family. Maybe that's what it means to be 18?


I'll be posting about actual college soon!

Sorry for all of the font changes, etc., in this post. It was just not cooperating with me today.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Today my boyfriend officially became my man-friend. N turned 20. I am dating a non-teenager. Don't you remember being young(er) and thinking that 20 year olds were real-live, honest-to-goodness adults? Little did we know that adults were secretly goofy and fun.

For instance:


He's pretty much the coolest old man I know.


My transition to Tech has been new and big and different and busy. But I promise to blog about it soon!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Welcome to the new year and new decade. It is weird to think that I am a child of the 00's. What is our generation even called? Generation Flannel and No-Pants? I always wanted to be a part of The Greatest Generation. The style, and patriotism, and determination. Who knows what this next decade will bring though?

I decided for 2010, I will have 10 resolutions. Apparently, they are more like goals though (according to N).

10 Resolutions (i.e. Goals) For 2010:
1. Eat a fruit or vegetable at every meal
My mom suggested this one. She said "it's all about the little changes". 

2. Buy only at thrift/resale stores (except for 2 items at regualar stores a month) this semester at Tech.
Does that make sense? I want to keep my retail therapy in check. Plus, I'll become more creative. I think.

3. Think one nice thing about every person I see/think about.
I love to people watch, but I feel like I make snap judgments, which are sometimes unkind. So, for each person I think about (even the old cowboy with the handle bar mustache that holds the door for me at Chuy's or the girl from high school that never liked me) I am determined to think at least one nice thing about him/her. I would love to learn how to curb my negative thoughts altogether. 

4. Sew a dress.
I've only ever sewed a pillow. In my sophmore Personal & Family Development class (Home Ec). It was pre-cut and everything. But my two peas-in-a-pod pillow was way cool and now sits in my almost 20 year old boyfriends dorm room (Yes. He is that nice to me!) All of that to say, I want need to learn how to sew!

5. Do a layup with the proficiency and ability of a middle schooler.
I just don't want to embarrass myself in front of N's friends with my inadequate ballin' skills. All I can do is shoot from the outside. If you ask me to dribble and move and shoot at the same time? Fail. 

6. DIY something. 
Something cool. Ideas anyone?

7. Shoot a gun at least twice.
I'm not a big gun person, but I want to try. I want to try twice because I am fairly sure that I will be terrified. I want to push myself to try new things. Plus N got this really pretty looking old rifle that was his grandfathers, so I want to pretend I'm cool enough to shoot it. Hehe.

8. Go to two new Texas town's on day trips.
Texas is a big state in case you didn't realize ;) It has so many cool places I have never been. I heard about a certain thrift store in Houston that boasts of the largest selection of vintage cowboy boots in the state. All under $50! Yes please!

9. Run a mile under 6 minutes.
Cliche resolution? Maybe. Important to me? Yes.

10. I'm still deciding. What are your goals this year?

I hope that all of you can be this cool and adorable in 2010!

Blessings on your new year!