Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stupid Things College Kids (and Professors) Say

I've been back at school for a few weeks now and since I've started my Retail classes I've heard quite a few doozies.

In my Retail Promotion class we were discussing our display boxes we were making:

Professor- "Now all of the objects that are in the display should have a similar function."
Girl with bed hair and Northface fleece jacket- "Um excuse me but what exactly do you mean by 'function' "?

I think she should catch up on a classic. "Conjuction junction, what's your function?"
To be fair though, that same professor was explaining the differences between clothing fixtures used on selling floors. She kept talking about large shelving units that are usually bolted down to the floor and used in places like Home Depot and grocery stores. Her pronunciation was throwing everyone off. So I raise my hand and ask, with a straight face, "What exactly do you mean by 'gone-dough-la' and how do you spell it?"
"Well it's spelled g-o-n-d-o-l-a. You know like those boats in Italy."

Sometimes life seems funnier and stupider (ha!) with a southern accent y'all. 

Gonedoughla example.

Have a blessed Sunday tomorrow.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Birthday Delays

I've been a little slow on the posting because I've been busy getting adjusted to my new schedule this semester. Also because N celebrated his 21st birthday. His roommates took him out to a local bar and played pool and exercised his new right to purchase. Then it was my 19th birthday a week later. My mom came up to Lubbock this weekend to celebrate. She bought my groceries, and all my meals, and my gas, and still bought me a present.
These Cole Haan beauties. They are so comfortable and shiny red. Even though you can't tell from the picture.

We had so much fun together and I always get a little sad when she leaves. So thanks Mom! Oh and they bought N a soccer ball for his birthday so he can practice his skillz ;)


That's Mattie my sweet scruffy dog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up

I've been trying to figure out my schedule this week. Every time I start something new I always tell N, "I just want it be 2 or 3 weeks from now and then I'll have everything figured out." Now, I'm just trying to teach myself to be happy with where I am right now.

My least favorite moments of the week:
1) Realizing I dropped the wrong class a few weeks ago, and having to drop a new one.
2) Schedule change making me change my hours at work. No more free Thursdays.
3) Jumping in my friend's car and sitting in the seat where she dumped water. See picture above.
4) Working all weekend and pulling a muscle in my foot from standing/walking so much.

My favorite moments of the week:
1) Looking online to add a class and realizing that the only one left that I need to take this semester has one open spot left. Hallelujah!
2) I made some new friends this week. At school and at work. They are girls too. 
3) Receiving my first paycheck from David's Bridal.
4) Getting to see women pick out the dress they are going to wear on the happiest day of their lives. No matter how much work this is, it is so sweet.

Favorite (or least) moments of your week?


Monday, January 10, 2011

Working Girl

So in case you didn't hear I got the job at David's Bridal. I carry dresses back and forth and make sure rooms are clean and open. It is crazy busy on the weekends and we have ladies lining up on the weekends to try on dresses in one of our 13 rooms. I did not stop running and my shoulder muscles are really sore for perhaps the first time ever.

David's has a fairly strict dress code. Dress slacks and skirts must be paired with a jacket. Weirdly, dresses only have to be around knee length  and have sleeves, or we can wear cardigans. In order to be professional N and I went to Savers so I could find a pair of black slacks. Banana Republic for $7!

 Blazer: Target, Shirt: Tucker for Target, Pants: thrifted Banana Republic, Flats: olddddd from DSW
I also used part of my birthday gift card to Target from my god parents to buy this blazer and it is great. Thanks Jennifer and Kale! Please excuse my red face. It was my first day and man was I nervous.

Right now I'm cuddled up in my bed hiding from the cold wind, then I'm off to Zumba later.


Friday, January 7, 2011

I Have Pins And Needles That I Am Sitting On

My first day back in Lubbock (now that it has been a week ;D ) included washing the mud that rained (one of Lbk's many perks is that it rains mud) off of N's car. It was icy so N was slipping skating around.

Later that day, I made Irish Soda bread from the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. I know. I'm pretty cool. It tasted wonderful alongside beef and veggie stew that N made using his new crock pot. In the last few pictures, he is also demonstrating how to open twist top bottles using just your forearm muscles. Another reason why I love him ;)


The bottle would be Virgil's Rootbeer. Fyi.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The New Year

My first part of Christmas Break was spent celebrating Mom's birthday (as you all know), playing with my adorable niece and nephew, and making a haul Christmas morning. I received a Nook (just like my sister and sister in law!) and I love it so much already.

I wanted to add all of my pictures from the break in one post, but Blogger doesn't always recognize my new photos until a few days later. Hmph.

I made the long drive (5 1/2-ish hours) back to Lubbock today. School doesn't start for another week so there are about 5 cars in my apartment's lot even though we have about 20 buildings of apartments. It is eerily quiet.

I hope you all had a good first day of this new year. I think my only resolution is to take care of mine and N's joyfulness by intentionally planning escapes from school, new recipes to try, and places to explore. I can't wait to enjoy this year.


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