Wednesday, January 28, 2009

a new obession?

because i don't have enough?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

-last class of the day cancelled
-no work

-all classes cancelled
-no work


My little town might be paranoid. It seems everytime some form of storm passes through, we begin to believe we are doomed.

It's sprinking out?
Oh god, it's going to flood. Remember in 1986 when all of Bartlesville was underwater....

Tornado. There is going to be a tornado. We better gather up the candles...

A bit of snow?
Cancel school! The buses can't make it out in these type of weather.

To be honest, Bartlesville has flooded several times, including just two years ago. And last winter a really bad ice storm hit, knocking out some people's power for a month. My own power was knocked out for three weeks. And we do get some massive snow storms occasionally.

And yes, we are smack dab in the middle of Tornado Alley.

So maybe we have a reason to freak out. Or maybe we just like to be prepared.

Just don't try and go find water at Wal-Mart today :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

i'm wishing...

that my
"maybe-possible-could happen"
graduation present
comes through.

five days in new york?


Friday, January 23, 2009

sending good thoughts

to this sweet family from Arkansas.

Kelly and Scott welcomed their little girl into the world last Friday. However, with complications, Harper was transfered to Tulsa's children unit.

Kelly is an amazing person, and her blog is awesome. Please pray for this little family.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


web episodes about gamers.
seriously funny.
watch it here.

felicia day is a genius.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

gone :(

one of my best friends
my little brother
are here:

one of my other best friends is here:

Life would be much better if we were all here:

Or possibly here:

Or maybe here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

it's a brand new day

"we are drawing ever closer to the moment"

God Bless America.

Monday, January 19, 2009

home sweet home

as exicted as i am for jordan and mine's wedding, i'm also really exicted about having a home.

a home to live.

a home to decorate.

my home.

it's acutally quite sad, as looking at towels and wash clothes becomes fun

i was looking through a Knit Simple magazine and saw this:

I'm not crazy about the the throw, but the pillows are adorable. This is the only picture I could find of them, but there are wooden buttons on front. The best part is that they are made from the two most basic stiches ever. Once Jordan and I decided on a scheme of sorts for our living room I'm going to try a couple of these.

from europe

when i went over to Europe for three weeks, i brought a carry-on. just one. It had enough clothes for four days and my little bag of essentials and a small backpack to carry through out the day.

After hitting London, Windsor, Paris, Versailles, Krakow, Liechtenstein and most of Switzerland, my little bag was over-flowing. One of the ladies who was also traveling the entire trip was nice enough to let me send my backpack full of items with her.

This was August.

Yesterday, Jen and I traveled to a five hour drive to corral my backpack of European treasures.

I opened the bag to find 2 dirty shirts and a pair of jeans and the following items:

1. A Sorbonne University shirt from Paris bought from the small shops around Sacre Coeur.
2. A biography of Marie Antoinette with matching bookmark from Versailles.
3. A oatmeal cardigan bought at H&M in London.
4. A pink Swiss Army knife we bought in Switzerland.

While it may not be much, it's very nice to have it back.

Europe, oh how I miss you!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Nie is back!

I started reading the Nie Nie dialogues when my google reader brought it up in their suggestion box. It was cute, endearing and I spent quite a bit of time going through her archives.

Days later, Nie and her husband where in a horrible plane crash.

The blogging world rallied around the family in a way I have never seen before.

But today NIE is back!

You can read Stephenie's amazing story here.
And to see what was going on when Stephenie was sleeping, visit her sister's Courtney here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An 80s Movie

In order to postpone homework and reading assignments,
Jenny, Matt, and I
went to Wal-Mart to pick out a movie...

I've watched this before.
Once before I became a big sister in 1989.
And again on our Spring Break vacation to Florida.

So far my favorite part is the drunk skeleton yelling, "Unicorn. Uuuuuunnnnniiiicorn."


a move to wordpress?

might be in the making...


I've been messing around with wordpress today...i don't think my blog will be moving soon, unless i move to my own domain.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

happy birthday love

jordan turns 20 today.

it's hard to believe we have been dating since he was 14.

happy birthday love!

Friday, January 9, 2009

bad blogger!

I was doing so well, posting five days in a row. And then last night, after watching Sydney White with the roomie, it was Zzzzzzzzz. I was so tired. This back-to-school thing is catching up with me.

It might have to do with the fact that I stayed up until 2 or 3 three in the morning and slept until I woke up over break.

Just sayin'.

Tonight is the roomie and mine's "date" night. Since it is our last semester we've decided to have one night a week where she and I just hang out.

No other friends. (but we still love you!)
No significant others.

Just me and her.

Tonight is our first "best friends" date night. We're going to see Bride Wars!

"My hair is blue! BLUE!"

Next week we are off to the lake to hang out with my grandparents and just relax. But for future dates, I think we might go see some shows in Tulsa.

This opera comes to the PAC is March!

Travel to Kansas to walk the yellow brick road.

The roomie is from Kansas.

We are also planning on hitting up the Little House on the Prarie, complete with a picnic.

It's only about 30 minutes from our school.

We have some other fun things planned--none cost over 25 dollars and I can't wait to share the pictures from all of our fun "dates." Anyone have any inexpensive fun things to do?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

school is not the best thing ever.

I'm now officially ONE credit short of my minor. It's so frustrating! I'm hoping to have it resolved by tomorrow. It's things like this that make me want to be done with school NOW.

School, is in fact, not the best thing ever.

But this is

I received the most awesome amazon packing in the mail today.

If you haven't watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long blog---click as fast as you can here. It's amazing. You can also order it from amazon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

they call it racquetball

Eight am.

Last first day of class.
Went to my racquetball activity class to find someone playing in one racquetball court the school has and our professor isn't quite sure if he is teaching our class or how to play racquetball.
On the upside, I was out of class by 8.15 am.

One down, two to go.

Monday, January 5, 2009

What's up Doc?

(horrible cartoon reference, i know. sue me.)

One of my favorite blogs to read is That Wife. Jenna is also Mrs. Avocado from Weddingbee and she also happened to marry a Pole whose family grew up close to Krakow---yay for Polish heritage and Europe! Her blog is awesome and frequently updated (unlike mine) and her newest feature is start some challenges for each month-a FOOD challenge, a PHOTOGRAPHY challenge, and a HEALTH challenge. I love this idea!

I've signed up for the health challenge. I need to make an eye appointment for my yearly check-up and then visit my doctor about a mole on my back and one on my arm. My mom had a spot of skin cancer show up on her chest last summer, and I really should went to the doctor then, but between my trip and school starting I just forgot about it. But by the end of January I will have them removed. And, bonus, the mole on my back was visible in my wedding dress and now it will be gone!

On a different note, school starts tomorrow. My last semester ever. I'm taking a World History class, a Comparative Religion course, Portfolio, Writing for Mass Media, Raquetball Activity, and a Psych/Lit course which I'm going to go crazy over. I'm now off to pay for school and buy my books.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

May 2.
Four years of college
all wrapped up in one ceremony.

Can you wish for time to slow down and move faster at the same time?

Because I'm done with this:

But I'm going to miss this:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A tour of Buckingham Palace, anyone?

Eeek! I love love love this time period.

(Seriously. I search "Queen Victoria" on etsy. I now own a fabulous pair of earrings and a darling clutch.)

So when I saw this book challenge I knew I had to participate.
The plan is read six books that where either written in this era or about this era.

1. Emma by Jane Austen
2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (I will get through it this time!)
3. Mesmerized by Candence Camp
4. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libby Bray
5. The Life and Times of Victoria by Dorothy Marshall
6. Vanity Fair by Thackery (I'm going to listen to this one on my iPod. That counts right?)

Wish me luck!