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TGIF

So something new happened yesterday.

Last night rather.

I actually slept!!

Sure I was in a fair amount of pain that hasn’t changed but I mean I really slept like if it weren’t for my pain management alarms waking me up I believe I would have slept more than the normal four hours!

I also am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel as in, this pain may end soon kinda light.  

I was so happy when I woke up and realized that it was past 3 am in the morning then the pain started in again and I didn’t even mind it!

So that happened and then yesterday you know how I was in a “baking mood?

yeah I must have just been in a oh I want to look at blogs and articles about things that I could bake then go back to sleep because that is exactly what I did.  I slept literally all day yesterday well not just sleep I kinda laid around on the couch and dozed in and out of sleep.  I mean this whole recovery period I haven’t felt as tired as I was yesterday.  Any way it paid off because Sarah showed up around seven and Bret being the awesome man that he is took us to Jason’s deli for dinner and paid for all three of us! I was quite impressed.  Anyway fast forward to this morning I am feeling very rested and Sarah just went off to run to get the car.  LITERALLY. She wanted to go for a run and her car is parked at my place, we spent the night at Bret’s, and off she went.  So I figured I’d squeeze a blog entry in before she gets back pick me up.  I don’t remember if I said this before but I was suppose to go to the beach this weekend with my sister and mother.

Well that’s not happening anymore.  After talking to my sister and having her see how miserable I really was she and I both agreed that I would be happier laying around in bed all weekend relaxing and recovering.  After all I am on day 8 of recovery and I figured by the time this weekend is over I will be good as new and she can have her time with my mom and still have time when she comes back to hangout with Bret and I.

Anyway I didn’t just look at baking blogs and recipes yesterday.  I waited till about 3 pm when Bret got home and decided to whip up some of this delicious vanilla buttercream frosting and this genius two cupcake recipe which literally only makes two vanilla cupcakes, uses one bowl,and is super quick easy and delicious.  

I still have yet to make this dish which I have been literally drooling over for the past three days.  Maybe I’ll make it tonight for dessert who knows but I have had the coconut milk chilling in the fridge for the past three days as well and I’m so curious as to what it is/does.  

I have my post-op doctors appointment today and let me tell you I’m so excited to ask questions like how should I manage my sleep and if I can have a refill of my medication because I literally am down to four painkillers and its killing me!  The only way I can really manage my pain is if i take two pills of painkillers and I have some things I want to get done this weekend which I can’t do if I am in pain.  I also can’t wait to see how he thinks I’m doing because I think I’m doing a damn good job.  

Anyway I hope everyone is having a great day and keep your fingers crossed my checkup goes well!

Anyway happy Friday everyone!

Back to Blogging

I know I know I haven’t written a post in what two whole months! That’s partly because I literally haven’t had time.

It’s not even that I was lazy I have been really freaking busy and don’t worry I will officially catch you up on everything that has been going on in my life.  First things first you will have to excuse my sentence structure or the way I am going to write this as I am currently laying in my bed on drugs.  Not the kind your thinking! I recently underwent surgery to get my tonsils removed last Thursday the 30th of May and the pain medication they gave me makes me feel a bit loopy.

So we left off with my crazy semester full of long papers and intense exams coming up (ie. finals).  So I managed to pass all of my classes I only got one D and of course it was in math but hey its passing and I don’t have to retake it so yeah.  I finished all my papers and the really long manual that I had been writing on how to retrain a rescue horse for the sport of three day eventing ended up being a total of 30 pages typed and I received a B on that.  So all in all the semester is over and I did fine in retrospect.

I also officially joined Sigma Alpha which is the Professional Agricultural Sorority here on campus and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a great group of women.  They are extremely helpful whenever I need a friend or a study buddy.  On top of joining Sigma Alpha I also am dating someone finally!  And yes like a serious relationship!  His name is Bret and he is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho who is our brother fraternity.  We started dating at the end of March and we couldn’t be happier to have found one another.  He is like my mirror opposite and we get along better than anyone I’ve ever dated which is a very cool feeling.  You know when you start dating someone and within the first month of real dating you start finding things that they do that annoy the heck out of you?  Yeah he doesn’t really annoy me like that i just kinda accept him for who he is and if we get on each other’s nerves we just say hey stop being a bitch and that’s the end of it.  Anyway we have been together since the end of March and I can’t wait to see what the summer holds for us.  On that note lets talk about the past two months.  

I have recently finished up my first year at University of Maryland and I couldn’t be happier with where I stand in life.  I recently moved out of my old apartment which was about 15 minutes away from campus and I moved within walking distance of the school which is awesome!  I have acquired quite the little group of friends between the sorority and the fraternity.  The week before finals I believe it was around May 10th was my moving day and of course Bret swooped in and saved the day.  Between the two of us and his car we manged to move me from my old place to the new place in something like five hours.  My new house is a very eclectic mix of individuals.  My landlord is a cute little man in his early 60’s from ti-wan and he is the chillest person I’ve ever met.  He basically owns the house I live in and two more houses in DC and he just loves giving back to people and helping them.  Oh and Gardening.

This man loves loves LOVES to garden.  I will have to take a picture of the various tree’s and rose bushes and plants that he has planted around the house.  Much like the mix of people inside the house the plants match perfectly.  So inside my new house I have three people living upstairs all of which are Russian and speak no English and then there are the people in the basement which are all in school at UMD and speak English.  Anyway so here I lie literally I’m in my bed writing this with new surroundings.  

I finally got a bike so now I can choose to stay at my bf’s place which is two seconds away or I can stay at my place and either way I have a way to getting around without having to waste gas!    I can also ride my bike almost anywhere without having to pay for parking or figure out where I am going to park in general.  So I would say that I now have a core group of friends here at UMD which I find is a miracle because I really didn’t see myself as making friends EVER.period..

Don’t ask me why I just have a hard time making friends and keeping them I guess, and not everyone likes to be told they are being annoying straight up.  What can I say some people just don’t appreciate my honesty.  Bitches.

So that pretty much sums up the last two months of life, finals, bf, friends.  

OHHH my sister is coming into town this Thursday night!!  I can not wait to see her and introduce her to all of my friends/boyfriend!!  Like I really can not wait to see her…I think I might pee myself…that excited.  The only downside is the fact that I just got my tonsils taken out last thursday and let me tell you it fuckin hurts!  they are all like yeah it will hurt blah blah blah but they really need to be like look its gonna hurt, it’s gonna hurt LIKE REALLY FUCKING BAD!  I mean when I’m on drugs I’m good and by drugs I mean painkillers, but there are nights/mornings like this morning when I think oh I don’t really need painkillers then I literally wake up at 2AM and am like, “oh so this is what hell will be like”  then I realize that I am still alive and it’s just throat pain.  Anyway thats enough of me blubbering about pain, I have a busy day today, my mama will be coming over when she gets off work to make my room actually look like a room instead of a white walled cell and we can go shopping or get food or whatever then later tonight I’m having some friends over for the first time ever to hang out at my new pad!  I’ll make sure to take pictures of my place so you can see how unique it really is!  Until tomorrow! 

 

Updates are good right?

I know I haven’t written in a while okay, I’ve been busy, and lazy.

Lets see…

I haven’t really done anything impressive,  Just school and friends and parties, ya know the typical stuff.

I spent the weekend catching up with old friends at home.  This week brings so many problems and tomorrow will be catch up Tuesday yet again.  Luckily it’s suppose to snow Tuesday night into Wednesday night almost ten inches! So maybe I’ll catch a break and get a free day to relax,  nothing like a free night off school to enjoy with your roommates!  We have already planned to get the goods (ie. liqour, beer) before hand, so we can properly enjoy ourselves if we do get snowed in.

The rest of the week basically looks like this…

I have an eight page paper due Wednesday so of course I haven’t started it yet

I have to memorize my Alpha Sigma information for the quiz on Monday

Maybe seeing the boy on Wednesday, (I know that was poor planning seeing as it’s suppose to snow)

The rest of the week should be pretty laid back.

This weekend I went to lunch with an old friend on Saturday then took my best friend out for her birthday which was, of course, a blast.  I love my friends from home, it’s just nice to go back home and be able to enjoy myself.  She lives in the country where it’s laid back, quiet and relaxing.  I’m a tad bit jealous of the secluded lifestyle.  Sunday consisted of making breakfast and showering,  then I went over to my old house and re-tried on all my old clothes just to make sure I didn’t want them or didn’t like them which of course 90% of the one’s I tried on I loved so  it was like shopping all over again!  So nice, I now have a complete wardrobe for this coming summer.  Which I can’t wait for by the way.

Anyway thought I should update you all on how my week is going.  Now time to work on this paper. Night!

 

What friends are for…

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Life has a way of slapping you in the face when you start to fall asleep.  Not just when you fall asleep  but when you start to think oh wow my life is so easy and fun.  All of a sudden life drops into your lap and is like “Oh Hi! Remember me? Get to work!!”

Which is exactly what happen to me on Monday night.  After a entirely to full of a day being at school, attending class, meetings, and of course the gym, I was out for the count.  It literally sucked the life out of me.  Tuesday I woke up thinking…OMG it feels like Monday plus a freight train of paper’s to write.  I had fun this weekend going out and taking advantage of my free time but boy did it catch up with me fast.  Next thing I knew I was stuck with two papers to write and a really important test to study for which consumed all of my free time Tuesday.  Which is a lot because I get out of class around 12 on Tuesdays and I always have time to relax but not this week.

Let me explain to you exactly how Doomsday, oh I mean Tuesday, ended up.  I got out of class and went straight home where I literally sat at my desk typing from 12:30 pm to right around 5:30 pm.  About that time I had finished the majority of my papers and only had studying left to do.  So I decided what better time to take a dinner break.  Which turned out spectacularly  I made shake and bake chicken because it was quick and easy.  Of course if you don’t know this about me, I completely lose my appetite when I am stressed out.  Like seriously food makes me nausea just thinking about it or smelling it.  So I had an appetite going into studying for my math test.  By 8 pm my chicken was done sitting at the stove just staring at me, because let’s face it I was way to stressed to eat.  But hey, at least I had it there if I did get hungry.  So my roommates gathered around the kitchen table to help me figure out all my math problems, (if you didn’t know two of my roommates are graduate students, one is a math grad student, and one is a computer science grad student) so I got very lucky because any questions I have either one of them can figure it out and explain it to me.

Meanwhile this whole time I was trying to get done all my work before 6:30 so I could go over the boy’s house (the one I saw over the weekend), to hangout and relax which I desperately needed but I just couldn’t, stupid math.  See life has a funny way of working out because here I was sitting at the table stressing to the max about this test, wishing I had someone here to just talk to that wasn’t a roommate, I just needed a friend.  Then BOOM!  I get a message from one of my best friends on Facebook who I love to death and also had a bad day asking if we wanted to have a night of sulking complaining about our shitty days.  I jumped at the chance,  and next thing you know we are a bottle of wine into talking and chatting just plain old relaxing.  (BTW Ed Hardy makes sangria now? It tastes awesome, just like juice)  I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.  I took my test, which I feel I passed,  went to my second class and came home to actually relax.  I just have to say stress really does take a toll on the body, I was almost as exhausted as I was yesterday but I actually got the chance to rest.  Now I am fully rested and feeling better, which is why I’m back to writing this,  and I can’t thank my friend’s enough for all they do for me.  Because even if I don’t like to admit it, sometimes I just need someone to show up with a hug, a massage and some wine, and say “Tell me how shitty your day was?”

I feel so fake when I wear makeup.

 

“Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.”
~Katharine Hepburn

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So I woke up this morning thinking…Oh god.

It’s Monday. 

So I slept in another fifteen minutes like that is ever a good idea.  I wasn’t running late by any means but I always feel like I am.  So I made my coffee, fixed my hair…(ie. ran a comb through it, and left for class).  As soon as I pulled into the parking garage I looked in the mirror and I was like welp, forgot to put make up on again!  I swear I never wear make up anymore.

I always find myself wondering why I even wear it in the first place, I have nice skin, pretty blue eyes, great hair.  I really honestly don’t even need to wear it.  That of course lead me to wonder all day about when I do and when I don’t wear make up.

The end result was pretty interesting.  I wear makeup at night when I’m going out to a party, or club, around people I don’t really know, and people that I probably will not see the next day.   I think it has something to do with the fact that I really just like the actual art of putting makeup on, I’m an artistic person and I’m very good at doing my own makeup.  But why don’t I wear it around people that I see everyday?

Because I want these people to love me for what I actually am.  Not who I can be, or what I look like.  I mean yes, I am blessed with natural good looks.  Then this thought came to me, when I am going out with a guy for the first time, or when I know he is going to see me for the first time,  I wear barely any makeup.  The reason is because I want him to like me for myself,  If I wake up in the morning next to him, I don’t want him to sit there thinking, who is this girl?  Is that what she really looks like?

I feel fake when I wear makeup.

When I wake up in the morning, I feel beautiful every morning.  That is a bold face lie.  Nobody feels beautiful every morning.  Because sometimes your had a rough night and you look at yourself and your like damn I need to check myself.  I believe there is an art to not wearing makeup.  It really forces you to take care of yourself!  You have to wash your face, brush your teeth, moisturize your face, and eat healthy.  Because lets face it,(No pun intended!) if you don’t your skin is the first thing that will show your late night burger’s.  So ladies embrace the naked truth and just bare it all.

Just for fun here are some pictures of celebrities with and without make up.  Just to make you feel a little better!

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Personally I think they all look more human without makeup!  Especially Hilary Duff and Kristen Steward….Happy Monday!!

Trail Running

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

-Robert Frost

Okay so if you read my last post, I was supposed to go to our schools gym and do some HIITS while reading math…

Well It slipped my mind that we are having a basketball game against duke today therefore NO PARKING. ANYWHERE!! I couldn’t even find parking in my super secret parking lots!  So as I drove around the Entire freaking school I could feel the tension start to rise in my body and I was thinking FUCK THIS SHIT!  Like seriously.

That was the moment I decided that it was warm enough out to go for a run. Outside. Away from people, and traffic, and irritation.  I needed rocks to climb, tree’s to jump over, and wind to race. So as I started out on the two-mile loop I found right off of the actual paved trail I decided I would chronicle all the great perks and not so great perks of trail running.  Enjoy the pictures!

Pro’s of trail running:

You find cool things in the woods.

Check out this random fort someone built on the river bed.

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Complete with a fireplace!

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As well as this random rock with a stick perfectly stuck through it? Talk about having the perfect flag pole! 

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Beautiful scenery.

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Obstacles!  Test your balance out on a tree suspended over the water…No I didn’t fall in (gymnast duhhh)

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Agility training!  I call this the “ankle training” part of the course because, if you have weak ankles, your fucked.

Beginner:

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Intermediate:

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Advanced:

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Sand is a lot better on your joints than pavement.

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So is Moss.

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You have to climb mini-mountains!

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And use critical thinking skills about how to not fall into the water or slip on mud. Because the trail may look like this now…

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But after then it turns into this…

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More agility training!  This is called high root knees… (or face plant it’s up to you)

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Now time for some con’s of trail running:

Sticker’s randomly wanting to tag along (if your fast enough they just rip your clothes not your skin)

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That is about it for con’s!

So go out and get those shoes dirty!!

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Because I mean really would you rather run on the top or the bottom…

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Happy Trails!

Sunday Funday

Okay so I just woke up… so judge me it’s Sunday!!

Ahh Sunday, the day of rest.  And homework, lots of homework.  I like to play a little game with myself and see how much homework I can get done in four hours on a Sunday.  The answer is usually all of it.  I don’t know why, but for some reason (it’s probably a conditioned response that I have been preparing myself for after years of not doing any homework till Sunday) I become invincible on Sunday’s.  Which is great, because I can get all my homework done and still enjoy the rest of the day.

I know you are all wondering how the date went yesterday, ice skating and all.  Well lets just say I am a boss at ice skating.  My date asked me how many times I thought I would fall and I boldly answered NONE.  (so boldly in fact that I sat there wondering to myself really did you just say that?)  But my face was confident all like:

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And I picked it up right away and I am sure I looked just like this:

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Now ice skating is a great date idea…just a great idea, but after you get out there and your skating and going in circles after the first half an hour it gets so boring…I mean you can only dodge so many children.  Why can’t they have an ice skating obstacle course or something, Now that would be fun.  If you didn’t know by this point I love a challenge, like tell me I can’t do something, come on I dare you!  And I will prove you oh so wrong every time   As long as it’s within my physical limitations.  So I can’t jump 8 feet in the air, but I can with a trampoline! Ha! That’s kind of how my mind works all the time.  Lets take something basic, and make it impossibly hard and see if it’s doable.

So date ended we went our separate way’s, (No I didn’t get a kiss) and when I arrived home I was wondering what now…

I was exhausted from ice skating and wasn’t sure if he wanted to see me again, because I am a constant over analyzer, (Thanks mother),  so I just as soon laid down and started watching a movie.  I figured it he wanted to see me he would just ask.  And of course he did!  So I drove over to his place and we had another movie night.  It was awesome! (We watched Zero Dark Thirty, which if you haven’t seen it yet I would totally recommend it)  I was so lazy this time I wore even baggier sweatpants and a sweatshirt!  I call it my “I’m not going to sleep with you so I’ll dress in baggie clothes” weapon.  It never works though…  Either he ends up wanting and trying to sleep with me, or I find myself wanting to get with him…In this case both.  And as I always say if you can’t beat’em join’em, or leave.  Which is what I did, I left.  As soon as I found myself getting to “comfortable” and pushing the envelope I was like NO I have to go.  And since I know your all wondering …Yes, yes he was a great kisser.  Except for the face stubble. That has got to go!  I have a sensitive face, what can I say I’m a girl. Oh and for the record this guy has great legs, and it sounds weird to say that as a girl, but we have all see the guy that has great upper body strength and no freaking legs!! It is so weird and annoying and I just want to walk over to that guy in the gym and be like that is SOOO NOT SEXY!!  Okay rant done here is a picture of what I’m talking about in case you haven’t stumbled upon this fallacy:

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So remember guys:

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it’s just gross. Moving on…

So after leaving, for some unknown reason I decided to stop at Wendy’s and get a small chocolate frosty.  Which I haven’t had in probably years, and I must have looked happy because as I was ordering said frosty at the microphone,  the guy could see my face from his window and he was like “Man, you’re in a good mood!”  Which made me start grinning like an idiot so I probably looked something like this:

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And then I had to explain to the man at the drive through that I met a guy, blah blah blah… He was loving the whole thing cause it was about 12am and he was probably bored out of his mind.  And I know how it is to have to work late and he probably gets a bunch of drunk biddies (thanks for the word Joe!) in that are annoying as hell and then here comes the little white girl all happy-go-lucky, geeking out because of a boy.  I had the man cracking up, and the whole time I was thinking oh my god, stop smiling so much you look like a retard!  Anyway I got home to the ultimate video game fighter asleep on the couch with a tournament on that he should have been at in Philly, Everyone else was in bed and so I went downstairs to pass out.

Waking up this morning I set out to do three things today:

1. Drink coffee and have breakfast. Check!

2. Update blog. Check!

3. Now here is my problem, I’m going to the gym after I write this and I have to read math homework (either during or after gym time, which I hate with fiery passion, the math not the gym).  Now my theory here is since I’m doing cardio for like an hour, I could potentially read my math homework and then every time I get frustrated I can just do an interval sprint…So I’ll potentially be doing HIIT’s (High-Interval Intensity Training) And I will relieve a lot of pent-up tension, okay I’m definitely be doing this since just typing this and thinking about it gets me pumped up.  One thing is for sure I’m definitely not doing weights today,  I need space and I need to run, like really run, more like sprint.  I need the kind of space like if I was home I would be trail running.  Just that kind of challenging course to make me clear my head and relax.  But since I’m not home I’ll just settle for the gym at school and kill two birds with one stone by reading and running.

Oh and if you don’t know what trail running is I suggest you do it! it’s basically like hiking but instead of walking you run, and if your like me at all, you run as fast as you can without falling, which happens occasionally,  I like it mainly because it’s all about agility and quick thinking and if you screw up it hurts so you generally don’t screw up.  It reminds me of cross-country riding which is what you do on  a horse…Also you run so much farther than you ever thought possible, I once ran ten miles without evening thinking about, I was just having so much fun…Quick examples:

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http://www.vhtrc.org/files/trail-run.htm This website is calling my name!  Can’t wait till the weather gets warmer…

I know I have a serious problem with adrenaline.  Anyway off to the gym!