Wednesday, March 31, 2010

College Camo

The dangerous world of collegiate males and females can sometimes be difficult to navigate. But have no fear!

Hannah's Collegiate Guidebook, Spring 2010 Edition will solve all of your problems.
Here is an exclusive sneak peek of the proper camouflage required to successfully meld into this foreign world:

Female Camouflage:


The female specimen lives in variations of this outfit. Nike shorts (various colors acceptable), oversize v-neck (extra protection if it includes a specific collegiate emblem on it), North Face fleece pullover when cold, Ugg boots (at any temperature) or Old Navy flip flops (of any color). Throw on some Wayfarers and your camo is complete.

Stay tuned for another exciting excerpt: Men's Camouflage. 


Monday, March 29, 2010


Today it was 80 degrees outside.
Today Manfriend N and I went to the Leisure Pool we have on campus. I didn't take any pictures of that (perhaps tomorrow when it's 90 degrees), but I did take pictures of a warm day a few weeks ago.
Manfriend N had to put on his rouge before we went out.
He finished his chalk drawing in a record breaking 2 minutes. Apparently chalking is now like football in that when you score a touchdown finish drawing, you do a victory dance which includes throwing your chalk down, and possibly doing the sprinkler.
Grand Canyon. Get it?
I took my time and relished in the 70+ degrees. I drew a portrait of my favorite person.
I made those cut-offs too. But wait. Can a person make cut-offs? They have embroidered flowers and things on them too, if that helps. They are perfect and I will wear them 6 out of 7 days a week this summer. I know it.
The resemblance is uncanny right??
P.S. That is his big architecture case in his left hand. Because it is attached to him. He spends 20 + hours a week drawing. Phew.

We had lots of people look at us. Most of the looks were not "why are these fully grown people drawing with chalk on our sidewalks and generally getting in our way". They were more looks of supreme jealousy and wishing that they could release their inner child and take a break from trig, and the compromise of 1850, and how many licks it takes to get to the center, etc.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break

The second half of my Spring Break was spent at my Grandparents' house in Arizona. My whole family was able to go.

This was the third official Bergren Family Olympics as well:

First off, billiards. I beat out N. Possibly because he scratched on the eight ball, but still.

I think Dad won this event.

Next up, horseshoes. The bitter rivalry between my sister-in-law, Rebekah, and Manfriend N continued as usual this year. They have been friends/competitors since they were in elementary school. Have you ever seen such concentration?!

I won!

Our standard third event, shuffleboard, was traded for bean-bag tossing this year. Some hooligans in the 65+ community got a little wild one night and left the equipment out. Crazy kids!

I got third.

I also tied for Overall Champion. I am a beast.

The rest of the time was spent:
Riding bikes


(or pulling out the solar panels as Brother said)

Chillin with two of my favorite boys

(does it get any cuter?)

And one of my favorite girls.

There was also some jumping

And some granddaughter/ grandfather loving.

Some beautiful site seeing.

And visiting of spring training facilities.

There was also some hamming it up with my Ma.

We also went to Alice Coopers restaurant in downtown Phoenix, Cooperstown.

This think weighs 22oz. They also called it The Big Unit. Hehe.

The most important part of the trip was my Sisser turning 20.

She's probably the exact opposite of me in all the good ways possible :)

She's also my favorite because shes fun, puts up/doesn't put up with me, and has perfect tiara hair.

I love her.

Forgive me this week in advance. I have a big history test to prepare for. Anyone want to read 100+ pages of textbook, 200 pages of a fictional novel about a slave, study 40+ pages of notes, and outline 12 possible essay questions (Of which he'll pick one. Nice huh?) No takers? Figures.


Reason #12 To Love Tech:

For those of you who claim you don't watch TV (Yea yea yea. You're way cooler and more intelligent than the rest of us. We know.), this is Colby Donaldson. He was the winner of Survivor Australia, a contestant on All Stars, and a current player on Heroes vs. Villains.

He also graduated from Texas Tech. My dirty-old-man-in-a-funny-not-gross-way Mass Communications professor informed me of this today.

Be jealous.


I might have posted this because I didn't post over Spring Break and I am too tired/sick to post about Spring Break now. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dust and Dirt

Lubbock, Texas a blessing and a curse.
Lubbock & Tech have many unique characteristics like a man made hill on campus (which is the highest point in town), a nationally #1 ranked meat judging team (Don't laugh. It brings Tech a lot of funding. Hehe), and a limited amount of trees (we actually have Arbor Day off to plant some).
Take note of the last characteristic. Our lack of trees is a contributor to another Lubbock curse blessing: Wind. And dust. Lots of dust.

I woke up this morning at 7:30 for Political Science ("Uh what?" You ask. Yes. He also expects us to go.) Anyways, I checked the weather like I always do. It said a high of 60 with a pretty little sun sitting by it. Good thing I have learned to check the wind because it was 25 to 40 miles per hour. With gusts above 40 miles per hour.

I thought these clothing choices might be appropriate:

A Texas dirt shirt so the reddish brown dirt won't dye my nice clothes. Plus who doesn't love a tacky t-shirt?


I would pair the shirt with some sturdy cargo pants because they would help me be tough enough to fight the winds. Add in some comfy moccasins (i already talked about the need for comfortable shoes), a bomber jacket and aviators just in case a wind gust makes me fly, and a leopard print headband to keep my hair out of my face.

I wore jeans and a flowered shirt instead. But at least I was more prepared than the girls with skirts on.
College Hint- Check the weather.
You're welcome.

Why The Wind Is A Curse:
1) I will develop a hump-back from bending over against the wind.
2) Squints. And squinting is not as cool as The Sandlot character with the same moniker makes it seem.
3) Dirt doesn't taste good.

Why The Wind Is A Blessing:
1) I receive a nice coating of tawny colored dirt. It is like a free spray tan! It even includes a complimentary exfoliator.
2) Walking with the wind, I can get to class 2 minutes faster. The wind helps to push me an extra 18 inches each time I lift a foot.
3) I don't have to style my hair. It is perfectly acceptable to not comb/straighten/fix your hair when you are getting swept up in dust storms all day. Cool huh?


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Life and Skis

I took a pre-break Spring Break this weekend.
Our drive to Angel Fire, New Mexico was longer than I expected. It was very flat, but then we saw this. Mountains and a beautiful sunset.

K, Manfriend N, and Hales on the ski lift.

I was a lot better skiing this time. I even kept up with the boys on some fairly hard blues.

It was so sunny that I think I have a permanent squint from taking off my goggles.

God's beautiful creation.

We spent two days skiing and three nights eating pizza. Seriously.

College kids are gross.

On the way back we stopped at K's dairy. We saw a baby calf, and Hales milked a cow, and we climbed one of those mounds covered with white tarps and tires. Apparently those hills are piles of feed. For animals. It was very windy but it was a much needed break and it was so interesting.

K is probably going to take over owning the dairy. While he showed us around, it was odd to think that we are all coming to the point where we guess know what we are going to do with our lives.

Only three days left until Spring Break!