Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lubbock Daze

I have a confession, I've been slightly down in the dumps lately. Lubbock produced a couple weeks straight of cold/rainy/windy weather. That combined with the lack of time alone living in the dorms -I'm a bit of a loner at times- has made me want summer to come faster and faster.

It is a good thing then that God blessed me with finding such a great church. N and I have been attending Redeemer in Lubbock. The church has such a passion for God and a love for each other, the Lubbock community, and the world. I am excited for next year here at Lubbock, and I'm so ready to be more involved in God's work.

While I was being reminded of His love for me, I was also reminded of how much fun I've been having at Tech lately. I have been extremely busy.

My Mom and N's mom Patty drove up last weekend to visit. I wanted her to see me enjoying Texas Tech and show both of them around.
Sorry the only picture I have of you is your backside Mom :)

N has also been busy with his construction class for Architecture:

  Obviously I like to post flattering pictures of my loved ones ;)

That is a space suit. They were making spaces to "dwell" in for Architecture. He's now building a wall out of hangers. Fun no?

I complained about the gross weather but I should also praise the warm days. They are spent here <-- Laying out at Tech's leisure pool, floating around the lazy river, and dropping off the slides. Thank you Tech for some free (sorta) entertainment!

The rest of our weekends have been spent at Lubbock parks. They are so beautiful with the ponds, cyprus trees, and art work.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Male Collegiate Camouflage

I promised you a second excerpt of Hannah's Collegiate Guidebook Spring 2010 Edition and the time has come.

Male Camo:
The Male Collegiate Camo is 1/3 part 80's yuppie, 1/3 Jersey Shore tacky, and 1/3 preppy fisherman. Intimidated by this combo? Don't be. It is extremely easy to replicate.

All you need is:

1) One pastel colored button up with chest pockets. (Academy Sports & Outdoors)
2) A pair of short, pleated, khaki shorts.
3) The ever present/ uni-sex Wayfarers. Preferably worn with a sunglasses chain so you can not lose them.

4) Boat shoes. Bonus points for gaudy prints like this pair with diamonds and $ signs.

And for evening escapades, just add one of these to your jeans:
You can't go wrong with a black tee, sequins, weird graphics, and tacky hearts.

Now that you know how to attain the Perfect Male Collegiate Camo, go forth and puke blend in!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prom Flashback

It was prom last night in my hometown. I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane.

My freshman year, N asked me to the Junior/Senior prom. This was both of N and I's first time going to prom.
I searched for forever to find a dress. I found this one in JC Penney's for $26. I was 14 so I think this is definitely appropriate. N and I call this our "Prom-y Prom" year. You know, matching tie and vest, hair half up-half down etc.

This was N's senior year, so he asked me to go once again.
I found this dress at Group USA for $110. I really wanted the mermaid shape, but there were not a lot of options in that style (for my budget at least). I really loved N's all black tux and my corsage that year, but this year is probably my least favorite dress wise. Strapless just isn't my favorite.

This year was my favorite! It was my Junior/Senior year so I invited N this time ;) I found this dress months in advance. It's BCBG Maxazria. It was $250. Expensive for me. The pictures from this year did not do N and I justice. I think we both looked really classic and beautiful.

The back was what really sold it for me. Prom was the only part of high school that I liked. Ha!

What were your prom/s like?


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cheddars and Ken Dolls

We're at the point in school where its the last round of tests before finals, so this last week has been busy, and this weekend is full of studying and essay writing. So Manfriend N and I decided we needed a little break to keep our sanity.

We left a little early so we could find sunglasses for N. We had to go to Wal-Mart.
Handsome ain't he? Then we went to dinner at Cheddar's. Story time. We walk in to the restaurant and there are two hostesses taking names. Once we're called to be seated we walk by them and:

Hostess 1- "Look. There's N" *nudges our waitress*
Hostess 2- *winks* "Isn't she cute too! Aw."
Waitress- *giggles*

Hehe. Girls just love N. It's the hair. I made sure to tell N to give our waitress a big smile and maybe a wink. Something has to make the waitressing job exciting and we all know it wasn't going to be our poor college kids tip!

After dinner, we went to see The Last Song. I read the book over spring break and N was nice enough to agree to go. Of course Miley Cyrus is not the best actress in the world, but her chemistry with Liam Hemsworth was believable and cute.

N's main comment was this: "Liam looks like Ken" As in Barbie and Ken.

Creepy huh?