Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dearest Blog...

Though I am tired and overstressed, I have decided to grace you with my presence once again. I'm living in the library now. It is a nice place, I suppose. Lots of shelving, although the place where I sleep under my desk is a little small. I appreciate the dining that is a short walk away, and the cafe that is even closer. There is even instant hot water in the basement. My friend Michael has moved in to my new library-dwelling with me. We're having a lovely time as roommates...

Here is a link to the blog I wrote on my school page: CLICK ME!!!

And now a photo (this is not my roommate Michael, but my friend Madie who wouldn't be caught dead in the library):

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

At the advice of Der Papa...

I have posted on my UPS blog. It has been a little bit... ignored thusfar this semester, but I'm going to try and remedy that. I'm having a bit of a stressed, rough week, and today I'm feeling like quite the failboat. So at least I can blog-post right. c:

Czech it out heeeeeeerrrrrrrre.

Also, look forward to some posts about why I'm so stressed coming up in the next few days.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

How a 4-year-old sees things...

Here are a couple of the few hundred photos that Harlee took on our trip to Yellowstone this summer. It is funny to look through them all and see what a 4-year-old thinks is interesting and worth taking photos of. I miss that little bean a lot right now, so I'm intending on making her and Mister Nic something this weekend (assuming I get the time). I can't wait to see them at Christmas!

Monday, October 31, 2011


This year for Halloween, Rachel and I went as the fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox from Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's book.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Here Is My Loot: A Friday Night Fashion Show

I went to TJ MAXX today to try and find some business attire. That was basically a bust. I left there with a blazer (which I returned only a few hours later) that wasn't really that great and which I didn't like that much, but I was afraid that I wouldn't find one that suited my needs. So then Hannah and I headed to Target to see what would be found there. I found some stuff I liked: 2 amazing blazers. But alas, Tacoma Target didn't have them in my size. So I went to talk to the fitting room woman and she looked in the Lakewood store inventory. No luck. So then she checked the Federal Way inventory. They said they had some in my size of both! So away we went to Federal Way. Mind you, this was around 6 on a Saturday. Major Tom, my GPS routed me to the freeway and after seeing the bumper to bumper traffic not going anywhere, I quickly left the freeway. From there I took us on a back route through Puyallup, some farmlands, and I'm pretty sure we were on the reservation at a few points too. But eventually we made it to Federal Way Target, and when we got inside, I found both of the blazers on the clearance rack, a place they had not been at the Tacoma Target. So I got them for half price. I also purchased some professional looking dresses, a nice sweater, and some black pantyhose (also, all on clearance). The whole shebang was less that $100. I'm feeling pretty good about it. So here is the fashion show. In most of these, you need to imagine that I'm wearing hose (which I'm not because I didn't want to risk a run) and shoes, and that my hair and makeup aren't a hot mess, and that my pants are pressed.

I'm Awesome. It's Awesome. Alright.

I just thought I'd post these pictures to remind you all that I'm awesome. I'm just trucking away at the BOATLOADS of work I have, all while trying to start a career in 2 short months. But you know what? I've managed to land a job shadow. I got told I should be a motivational speaker because my peptalks rock so much. My career advisor told me that I have a very interesting story to tell and that makes my resume very strong. And the paper proposal that I thought I majorly FUBAR-ed? My professor thought it was a complex and thought-provoking idea. BAM! That is how awesome I am. So, regardless of the wildly inappropriate amount of work I have to complete this weekend, I refuse to get stressed out, and the sun will keep on shining (but only metaphorically, after all, this is the Pacific Northwest) because I am awesome and I always get it done.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oregon rainforest

I went on a hike yesterday with Madie and her little brother Zach and their big lab, Bruno. It was a really fun hike but I kept getting left behind because I was snapping a bunch of photos. This is probably my favorite picture that I snapped because it really captures what the forest feels like here. So misty and wonderful and green. The one below is another favorite. There is something so special about the pacific northwest rainforests that doesn't exists anywhere else.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Journey to Eugene

I'm in Eugene for my weekend of fall break with my freshman year roommate and still very close friend, Madie. So I'm relaxing, working on some homework, and snapping many photos. Here are a couple I took as we whizzed through Portland. <3

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Breakfast of Champions: SNAK ATTAK!

My radio show is back on the air. Serena and I are broadcasting our little hearts out once again on KUPS only on Mondays from 4-5 (pacific time). So heeeere are the links to download our first three shows, for those of you who don't listen live.

Show from 10/3/2011. (You might here a few technical errors in this particular show, but Serena and I were learning how to use the digital record system, Serrato.)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Look at these hep-catz!

So maybe I haven't posted, quite as often as I should have... But I am trying to get a few photos up now and then. I also got a blog post up for the school (which, sadly, is not a paid position, but it will look good on mah resume!) I'm just truckin' away at school here and attempting to get a job for my post-graduation life. I'm signed up for some mock-interviews with UPS alums working at Boeing and South Sound Magazine. I'm attempting to write some cover letters to apply for jobs at a radio station in Seattle, some Tacoma companies, and even a couple on campus. And this is all between the eight billion papers I've been writing and missing my fam and my Harlee. Soooo, forgive me if the posts are not as frequent as they might be. But I will try to get one or two up every week. I miss you all! Have a great beginning of october!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Morning...

I'm just trucking away. I thought I'd put up a couple photos while I had ten seconds. This is the week from hell as I have a paper due Wednesday, another due Thursday, and my prospectus for my thesis due on Thursday as well (and this is on top of all my normal homework). So, back to work, but enjoy the photos!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Updates:

1.) Do you like my new background? It's just a little something from the Yellowstone trip. I might try something a little more colourful when I have time to adjust everything else, but for now I think this suits it quite nicely.

2.) I've been hired as a Puget Sound Voices blogger. Head on over to and look for the green box marked "voices" in the lower lefthand corner. I should be showing up there pretty soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Harlee's Ice-Cream Face

I miss my Harlee-boo something fierce, so imagine how excited I was when I found this photo I took of her during our Yellowstone trip. She sure did enjoy that "buffalo-chip" flavored ice cream.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A few shots...

I have 3 photos for you today. I have before-and-afters of my haircut (woohoo!) And I have a photo from the trip I took to Yellowstone mit die Mama und der Papa und die Harlee!

Before ^^^

AFTER! ^^^
(yaaaaay, my eyes are part of my face again!)

And a baby animal for your viewing pleasure.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I'm off to write a paper on the rhetorical situation of Truman's address to congress regarding financial aid for Greece and Turkey. (sooo thrilling :c )