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.