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Sunday, August 29, 2010

School Supplies and O.C.D.

One positive thing about the upcoming school year is purchasing new school supplies. One thing better than this putting my OCD to good use and organizing like a mad woman. I am so beyond ecstatic about how perfectly and flawlessly and beautifully organized my school supplies are. Wanna know just how crazy organized I am? I actively use two different planners. Along with my Blackberry calendar. Holy cow, I can't stand the amazingosity. Sorry. This one of the few things I can freely brag about. I. Love. Being. Organized.

That will be all. Have a lovely week everyone. Last two days of summer headed my way

Friday, August 27, 2010


Last you heard of me, I was on vacation in San Francisco. I meant to post every single day, but the next hotel we stayed at did not have free wifi. So sorry, I wasn't about to pay. And I already learned the difficult way that texting my posts does not turn out well.

Anyways, we drove the rest of the way from San Simeon on Wednesday morning to downtown San Fran. We arrived early afternoon and checked into our hotel, and then later explored the area a bit. On Thursday, we went on our tour at Alcatraz, which was spectacular(!!!!!!!). After that, we roamed Pier 39, an equally fantastic experience.

Friday we took this "Hop on, Hop off" bus tour around the city that allowed us to get on at off the bus at any one of the thirteen(fourteen?) stops. My favorite, of course, was the Golden Gate Bridge. It was lovely :)

We left early Saturday morning and drove six hours back to our little old, FLAT, city. It felt delicious to be back at home once again.

As for this week, the Link Crew program at my high school has had me very occupied. Our freshman orientation took place yesterday and today, so we had training both Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was my own orientation for sophomore year. I must admit, I had a blast with all these great people I've been spending time with. I wish so much that I could relive this week over and over and over and over again. It almost makes me want to go back to school. Which says a lot.

There you have it. All the updates for now. I'm off to attempt homework. Though I'll probably end up procrastinating.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vacation: Day One

We left early this morning, leaving behind our house, our bird, and our dear Henry kitty. It will be his first time away from us for more than a day, and I can only hope that he will be alright when we get back home.

So after our traditional travel breakfast of Panera bakery, we set off for three hours of driving on highway one up to San Simeon, where we are right now. I slept for two hours, peacefully listening to my iPod. The fog obstructed our view of the ocean almost all the way up, so there went the scenic route.

About noon, we had lunchie before taking a tour of Hearst Castle. What an amazing and unforgettable experience! I can't get it out of my mind how stunning and intricate and eloquent all of the architecture there was. From every railing, window, door frame, to ceiling. Each segment of the tour outshined the previous. My personal favorite, however, was definitely Neptune's pool, which was outside. Surrounding by stone carvings and marble columns complimented by waterfalls cascading down the center. The depth of the pool slopes in such a way that it can only be seen from the view above the pool. The indoor pool cut very close to favorite with the glass and golden mosaic stones, but Neptune got it going on, I suppose you could say.

The bedrooms, and especially the dining hall showcased several various styles of art. History intoxicated every pore of the castle. Statues of Madonna over four hundred years old? Impressive condition.

Overall, I will not forget Hearst Castle and all of it's many details. At least, not for a while.

Mom and I spent the rest of the late afternoon walking along the shore of the beach, taking photos of each other. Dad stayed at the hotel room and relaxes. An arrangement that was executed flawlessly. I am still impressed by the day's smooth overall feel. No outrageous fighting or bickering or anything of the sort. Good behavior for us all today. Cheers on that part.

Tomorrow morning we will check out of DaysInn and head over to San Francisco for reals. Yo.
Golden Gate Bridge? Probably. Who knows. We'll see where the day takes us.

As for the rest of the blogosphere, I hope you are all enjoying your week and best wishes for a happy hump day tomorrow!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Hi Ho Hi Ho

It's off to San Fran we go. Lalalalala. Lalalalala. Lalalalalalaaaaaalaaaaaaaaaa.

I shall try to blog about our adventures as often as possible!

Until then,
Have a wonderful week, my lovelies!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Don't Hurt Me

I can't even remember the last time I blogged. So many things going on. My sister and her daughters came to spend the week with us on Tuesday. They left early this morning, and i will miss them so much :(

On Wednesday, the girls went horseback riding(I stayed at home) and then we went to the beach(my first time all summer). Sand castles are oodles of fun to make!

Thursday, I took the girls(11 and 13) out walking around the neighborhood until the little one scraped her knee so we ran back home. Well, we didn't run. But we scooted our boot hastily on back. Then the whole family(mom, dad, sister, nieces) went to the zoo and explore all the animal habitats. I learned a few things there. Bees are find me attractive. Bees find me hot when I'm wearing flower jewelry. Bees find me smoking sexy when I have a strawberry/cherry snowcone in my hand.

Friday was SO MUCH FUN. Perhaps my favorite experience. And what did we do, you might ask? Indoor skydiving at citywalk!!!!!! It's called ifly, and it's in a windtunnel. Oh my gosh what an amazing time. Go google it. YouTube it. Man oh man I want to do that again! If skydiving is on my bucket list, can I check that as half way done?

Saturday was interesting. I got my first manipedi with the whole package. Hot rocks. Foot bath. Lotion massage. Some weird pummice rock on my foot. Cute pinky and fuschia gloss with snow white flowers. Lovin it!
Then we had lunch at The Tranquility Tea Room. It was adorable! With hats and dresses to try on, tea with sugar cubes, scones, mini sandwiches, Alice in Wonderland theme throughout the rooms. We put on fake British accents and started talking to a woman who we thought was playing along. Turns out she had a real accent! Hahaha funny :)

Today they left bright and early, which definitely made me sad to seem them go. They weren't ready to leave, either. We hardly ever see each other. About twenty minutes after they left, I was hit with horrible stomach aches, dizziness, intense vertigo, and I threw up four times. I'm still feeling rather loopy as i type this up. Too much looking at writing. Time to sign off! Best wishes to everyone. And I'm headed to San Francisco on Tuesday!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Most definitely better the second time. So now you have two options, dear internet. If you haven't seen it, go see it. If you already have, go see it again. It's worth it.

That is all. Hope your hump day went swimmingly and the same goes for tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Silly Phone

Sorry. I tried to text message a post last night porque soy perezosa, pero the character limit would not allow it. I would go back and copy/paste/morphosize all those entries into one concise post, pero no hay personas leer any of it. So, I won't. Like my brushing up on some espanol?

Things to check out:
chocolate ice cream.
despicable me.
the soundtrack to across the universe.
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks.

Things not to check out:
The Prince by Machiavelli
Laughter yoga

Things I'm sorta/kinda curious about:
Dinner for Schmucks
Jersey Shore
The Princess Bride

Have a lovely Hump Day tomorrow!
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Going to the doctor's tomorrow(please no shots!)
I heart tape.
But I heart Joseph Gordon-Levitt more.
Watched th
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Found twenty five dollars and a letter from my past self in a piggy bank.
Pretended I had unlimited money.
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Rereading The Purpose Driven Life. First read it cover to cover when
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Took Henry to get his yearly shots at th
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Family from Alaska is coming in one week!! So stoked!
Rearranged my room a lit
" I went to laughing yoga this evening with Casey. First and last time. Somewhat traumatized. Man, you have got to look that shtuff up. It's insane.
I ha
" Yes, I've been a failed blogger lately. But hey! Did you check my flickr account photos? Probably not, because there aren't any comments. Sigh.