Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday Reflections

  • Today was my 21st birthday and it was a great day compared to last week!

I woke up this morning after a wonderful dream to hear my little sister wish me a happy birthday the moment I steeped out of my room.

I had a relaxing, hot shower

Received multiple text messages and phone calls from family and friends wishing me a happy birthday (all before 8am)!

At school, I knew SOME of the answers in my Spanish class (still confused, but today was TONS better!)

I had class with my best friend and she gave me all three of Owl City's CDs (We are going to see him in concert on September 21, I can't wait!)

I had 2 hours to eat and enjoy my lunch while working to finish my "Sunshine" paper for class tomorrow. During this time I also checked my facebook and had 26 notifications from people wishing me a "happy birthday!" I felt so loved!!

My last class got out 10 minutes early (4:50pm)!

I enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at my grandparents house - we had Broccoli-Rice Casserole (my favorite!)

When I walked into Grandma's kitchen, I noticed a beautiful bouquet of red roses (one of my favorite flowers!) with a birthday balloon sitting on the table!

I got a new bookcase for my room and some very beautiful homemade birthday cards!

All I can say is thanks to everyone who has made this day so wonderful for me! You are all such a big part of my life and I don't know what I would do without you!

**Also, I'm going to give a big shout out to my friend Whitney from college who shares my birthday! I hope your day was just as great as mine Whit!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

09/09/09 - Hated Me

Okay, so call me crazy, but I woke up this morning thinking that today was going to be an awesome day because the date was so cool! I love when that happens (it kind of made me wish I was engaged so I could have gotten married today with everyone else, it would be an awesome anniversary date to remember, right). Back to my point...what I thought would be a great day turned out to be a "horrible, no good, should have stayed in bed with the covers over my head, sleep it off, try to never remember it again" kind of day.

What made it so bad you ask? Nothing huge that I can point at and say "well if that didn't happen my day would have be so much better"... no, nothing like that. It was the constant attack of the little things going wrong. Let's recap:

  • My alarm goes off at 6:30am (usually this is fine), however, I have not been sleeping well lately and had been up tossing and turning most of the night. Therefore, morning came about 6 hours too early for me today.
  • There was no happy-medium water temperature today... it was either so hot I turned BRIGHT RED, burning my skin or so cold I thought my toes would fall off. Needless to say, I didn't have an enjoyable shower, nor did I fully wake up in a pleasant way.
  • We are almost out of yogurt flavored Cheerios - currently my favorite breakfast (that is until it gets cold and I change to something else).
  • Once on the road, I get stuck behind school buses, slow drivers and pass 3 or 4 different police cars. Lucky for me, I have the "problem" of being too early to class, so thank goodness I wasn't late.
  • Spanish Class = my personal nightmare! My problem is that in a classroom setting, when called on, I freeze and my brain shuts off. I know the vocab and how to conjugate (most) verbs tenses.But I get nervous and frustrated at myself when I can't figure something out. This in turn causes me to feel even worse about myself when the professor looks at me and shakes her head, then calls on someone else who answers the question perfectly with no effort at all. I just want to break down and cry at the conclusion of each class.
  • Work moved so slowly... I felt like I was never going to leave. Now you have to understand, I don't mind my job, I like it most of the time. I get to listen to my ipod and I'm usually left alone, but on a day like today, 2 1/2 hours felt like an eternity.
  • Once at home, I discovered how complex my first homework assignment for my creative advertising strategies class is going to be. I have to list 10 features and 10 benefits (as original and creative as possible) for "Sunshine". Yes, referring to the sun in the sky as if it were a product I could sell. Trust me, it's harder than it sounds. Because then you have to explain your thought process and where your ideas came from!
  • After trying to tackle Advertising for a few hours, I discovered I had tons of Spanish homework due Friday night at midnight, and because I don't feel bad enough about myself tonight, I decided to give it a try. I mean, "why put off for tomorrow what you can get done today", right? BIG MISTAKE... I made so many stupid, countless errs, but because those ones were computer graded, I could try them again (and do better).
  • Now because I am a "good college student" I was in my room doing homework all night instead of downstairs watching "Glee" like I wanted to, and I have figured out that I wont have any time to watch it until the weekend, 3 days away! All I can tell you is how grateful I am that we have TiVo!
  • And now, to top everything off, as I am typing this and getting ready to call it a night, my room is SWARMING with all kinds of bugs! I don't know how they got through the screen on my window, but they are EVERYWHERE! I have smashed and swatted so many bugs tonight! And now I fear I wont sleep because I will imagine they are crawling on me in bed. So here is to another night of little sleep, leading into what I fear will be another bad day tomorrow.

Friday, September 4, 2009

“Bran Hambric Street Team"

This is a great offer for any Kaleb Nation fans out there! Post a link about his new book, "BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE" for, Barnes& or on your blog, facebook, myspace or some where else, email a link providing proof of your post and you could get a Bran Hambric necklace FOR FREE like the one on the cover of the book!! See the link below for more information!

I can't wait to get my hands on this book, it comes out September 9, 2009. When I am finished reading I will let you know what I thought of it! So, look for my review in the coming weeks!