Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring in my Step

My first attempt at a paper cut since my Senior Comprehensive. A little messy, definitely need more practice. :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tartar Sauce

Dear Readers,

I need some help! My parents are hosting a Fish Fry and I was tasked to design the invitation.

Please vote for your favorite!!

Check funny for the left OR check interesting for the right OR check cool for neither :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Close Encounters

I almost just swallowed a spider.

I took a sip from my water bottle, felt something that wasn't water, spit it out and almost died.

I immediately washed my mouth out, then washed my water bottle for about 15 minutes in scalding hot water with about 1/4 cup of dish soap. (Probably unnecessary, but I was incredibly disgusted.)


Get out of town...

I have a recent desire to go places and do things that I've never done before.

I am 23 years old and I've been to only 6 states, it's time for some real adventures. Time to take advantage of all those couches to crash on and some cheap standby flights. That super chic apartment in the city will just have to wait...

Last October I took a long weekend with a long-time friend, Katie, and we drove 6 hours south to Nashville, Tennessee. This was my first trip riding solo (meaning no adults). It made me realize that I have so much more to see, to learn, and to do.
Coming up in May I have booked a weekend with my "crew", Megan, Megan, Leslie, Ashley and Lauren for a short stint in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details to follow...

The places I want to check off my list in the near future:
_ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
_ Savannah, Georgia
_ St. Louis, Missouri
_ Phoenix, Arizona
_ New York City, New York
_ West Orange, New Jersey ;)
_ Tustin, California
_ Florida (i've never been...)
_ Madison, Wisconsin
_ Louisville, Kentucky
_ New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quote of the day

"You have needs and wants, I want to save money."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Officially a Mess

This past weekend I attended what will most likely be my last college party ever.

My friend Eric picked me up after work on Thursday and we headed south toward the University of Illinois, to partake in their annual "Unofficial Saint Patrick's Day" festivities.

Here's a quick summary:

power hour - serving beer with a milk jug
Started drinking after omelette's around 10am, went to a party and did a keg stand and a power hour, went to another party for beer pong, came back to the apt where we were staying, drank some four loko, blacked out, and puked. Was woken up and removed from the bathroom floor about three hours later by a girl speaking French. Fell asleep on the couch. Woke up again and began crying because I had "failed Unofficial." My friends convinced me that I hadn't failed yet because it was only 5:00pm. We ordered Jimmy Johns and went for round two. We played "Zoomie, Zoomie" on the bus with drunk sorority girls, got to the next apt, someone named Dan was serving Moonshine, someone else sat on a glass coffee table and it shattered and cut a girls foot through her shoes. We headed to the next party. The elevator stopped on the seventh floor to let someone on, she claimed that there was a man passed out in the hallway and he might not have been breathing, we continued on to the 15th floor, here I ate goldfish with a drug dealer. We decided to call it quits at this point, while walking home my friend sang inappropriate lyrics at the top of his lungs while we avoided break dancers in the street, cops and giant puddles from the rain.

the only way to keep track of alcohol intake


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Window Washers Continued

The window washers did come later that week. To my surprise, they washed my 12' wide window in about 15 seconds flat and then disappeared. They were fast and nimble and left my window spotless.

Unfortunately, they did not perform any stunts, tricks, or even look in and wave to me like I had immagined they would. To them, it was just another window. To me, it was an event worth blogging about.