Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Eclipse Eve!

Who's going to the midnight showing? ::raises hand::

PS: Incase I need to defend my Team Switzerland status...I love Edward Cullen (he's my personal fav), however I acknowledge the appeal of Jacob...but, he was never the one for Bella.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Turn that frown upside down

So Friday was going to be an amazing day. I got the day off of work, I got paid, and I was heading up to see one of my besties, Smoochie. On the way up to North Georgia I decided to meet up with one of my other other halfs, Lauren, to got Einstein's Bagels. In the process of getting my yummy dutch apple bagel, I dropped it on the floor (it was the last one they had), my bracelet broke, they gave my other bagel to the wrong person, and when I went to leave, my car was booted. $75 to get that sucker off. However, it was a bad roadbump in the middle of what was going to be an awesome weekend.

How do you cure such a case of bad luck that should be bottled and sold as some sort of weapon?

Two icees (I have a free refill cup, so we're lucky it ended with just two).

My Smoochie...

Smoochie's wonderful husband and my fake brother-in-law, plus Nero :)

A tea party, complete with tea made the traditional British way.

A Lunar Eclipse Party sponsored by Summit attended with the besties.

PS...did I mention we saw this lovely man.

Daniel Cudmore...more pretty as a human than a vampire.

What did ya'll do this weekend?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friends in my head

So in continuation of my last post...I totally have some friends in my head, as Wendy Williams would say. No, not in some schitzophrenic sort of way, but in a I think we could really be friends sort of way.

Taylor Swift

I know everyone loves them some T Swift, but I from what I've read and seen, she seems like a sweetheart and a big goofball. I could totally see us having some good old goofy times together.

Johnny Weir

Oh Johnny, how I love you. You have such spunk and tenacity and remind me of my cousin, Colin. You're amazing and such a good role model of how important it is to be yourself.

Stephenie Meyer

I went on about this in the last post, but seriously, I love me some Stephenie Meyer. Not only do I love her books, but I love her as a person. She's such a great role model. Plus, I love her taste in music and books.

So who are ya'll's friends in your head?

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Homegirl...

Stephenie Meyer is my homegirl. She's what Wendy Williams refers to "A friend in my head." I totally think we'd be bff if we ever met. Anywho, I just wanted to share my totally legit Stephenie Meyer autograph my copy of The Host. I won it in an online auction...I know it's legit because the donor has worked with Little Brown and Twilight Lexicon told me about it.

Yes, I squeed when I opened my package and did a little happy dance :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Short post, but I got told by two random people that I looked like Ellen Page today? What do ya'll think? I don't see it.

She's not the only one I've ever gotten. I've also gotten K Stew (I think it's the high forehead), Alicia Silverstone, Mariah Carey, Erika Christensen, and Kristen Bell. Personally I don't think I look like any of them...although I'm flattered. Do any of ya'll have a celebirty doppleganger?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Meet Me In St. Louis

Since my last post...I ended my five year run as an after-school teacher, began nannying for the month of June, and went to St. Louis. Why St. Louis you ask? Well, a while ago I applied to four lovely grad schools. I got rejected by one, never heard anything from another, and got accepted into two. University Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) had the best to offer me. UMSL has an awesome program in Museum Studies, is giving me a full ride and a stipend for being a research assistant with Cahokia Mounds in Illinois.

Anywho, my parents and I went to fly out Thursday night to go apartment hunting and for me to meet some important people. Well, the airlines decided that just wasn't happening. My flight was cancelled! So what do we do? Drive 9 1/2 hours so I could keep my appointments with the important people. Oh goodness gracious, was that trip ill fated. My brakes in my car started messing up, we hit Bonnaroo traffic in the middle of no-where Tennessee, and there was a major road closure with detours on roads that weren't even on maps. I promise ya'll, I'm not exaggerating. We finally got to St. Louis at 5 am, where I got two hours of sleep before having to get up for appointments.

On the plus side of all this (because there is always a plus side), I got to meet my graduate advisor, who is absolutely amazing and made me feel so welcome. Even, if my only responses were "This is awesome" and "So cool!". I think I have an apartment right on the riverfront and by The Arch (fingers crossed, pictures to come if I get it). Also, I got to see where I'll be working for the next two years (Cahokia--America's first city?).

Yet, on the downside, I realized how far away from home I'm actually going to be. The flight is a little over 2 hours, which isn't bad. But what happens when flying isn't an option? That 9 hour drive really stinks. I'm not going to dwell on it too much, but I'm really going to miss my family and my friends.