A recap (of sorts.)
Adios, 2009!


I found a traveling bone in my body. Had a blast at Faith's birthday partay!


My sister and I visited the Chocolate Crocodile and learned the ins and outs of chocolate (at least what I didn't already know.)


Family trip to Chattanooga. A visit to the Tennessee Aquarium, Clumpies Ice Cream, and Lookout Mountain was a must.


Sister had a recital (a very good one, at that.) I finished up my spring semester and got the great news that I could start at Athens in the fall.

Summer 2009 began; I started my last math class (ever!) and when I wasn't busy working and doing logarithms, I tanned at the pool.


The big 2-0 rolled around!


Faith and I took a roadtrip south to Birmingham to see the David Crowder Band! Lots of fun, lots of memories!


Let the buckling down begin! I found myself overwhelmed with classes but it definitely settle down.
Quit working at Gymboree.
Found a new independence in myself.

Oy vey. What a month! A lot of tests came with in many different forms and these hurdles have made me who I am today. I found myself excelling in school though :)


Nashville :)
Faith and I roadtripped (again), saw our favorite stars, visited Opryland, and relaxed before the end of the semester came to us!


Got a laugh because my mom informed me of a disagreement between my great aunt and grandma. I guess grandma didn't get the message of my change of major. Love that my great aunt reads my blog :)

Finished off the end of the semester amazingly!!! I can finally say I am d-o-n-e with Calhoun! 
Had my Facebook account hacked (thus ended up with a new number.)

Hola 2010!



I want to know something: what is wrong with independence? According to some people, it's a bad thing. I'm not one of those girls that has to have a boyfriend around all the time. I'm very self-sufficient and happiest when I don't worry about what so-and-so is doing a what not. Explaining to others who feel that I "have to have a boyfriend" drives me up a flipping wall. That's why half the time, I don't even bother explaining it. Tome, yes, a guy can be worth it, but when I have a million other things to do, why the heck even bother?

Last night I had a frank discussion with a male friend on Facebook about it. And I ended up getting very, very mad- no, frustrated. He's one of those guys that loves to have a female around. So because he's that way, he doesn't understand my way. Grrr. He doesn't understand how I am happy being single and don't want to run to the altar the minute I graduate from college. Ummm, hello. I would like a to have a crazy life before I settle down at 22. It drives me nuts when I see people do that. I used to want to do that, until I hit reality and realized that I have the entire world before me.

So when my friend told me that he knows that I want someone around for that "comfort" I wanted to fly to his undisclosed location and tell it to his face: I'm a self-sufficient 20 year old who is a year and a half from graduation, wants to go somewhere far away that's new and exciting, travel and see the world, and not settle down until I've done my happy little dance and shaken all my dreams out.

Why is it that some people do not see it like this? Why do some people settle? Why do some people feel like they have to have somewhere around or they'll die? Why? I do not get it at all. I know the company is amazing, trust me, I know. But I have dreams and I don't want someone to come along and try to crash my party (if you know what I mean.)

But you know what really got my blood boiling? When I was told last night that I swat men away from me before they get a chance to get close. Now that, my friends, was true. My comfort zone is very different from how it was 2 years ago, let me tell you. I'm very uneasy about trusting and commitment, but that's because of things that I've experienced that were somewhat out of my control. So when a guy shows up out of the blue, keeps texting me until I answer, or gets mad because I don't feel like talking... I really do shut it down. Fast. Faster than a racecar. To me, all the above said actions throw off the clingy vibe and make me run to the hills.

So if I met an amazing man who knew how to respect when I want space, didn't bug me until I answered his 25 texts asking "why aren't you texting me?", and really honestly was stable and supportive at the same time... then we might start getting somewhere and I just might feel comfortable enough to let my guard down.

So am I the only one who has these issues? I highly doubt it. But the truth is that I have dreams that I don't want bursted. If I want them bursted, I'll do it myself. If I want a relationship, I'll just have to sit and wait because I haven't found what I want yet.

Agree or disagree?


Merry Christmas to all my readers :) 

p.s. I'm on a Snoopy kick ever since I saw "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and realized that Snoopy and I are mirror images of each other. Except he has fur and I don't.


Not Me! Monday

On this lovely Christmas Monday, it is time to confess about what I did not do this week. Thank you, MckMama, for this free therapy session; thankfully, I have no one to mess with my feminine products and leave them strewn around the bathroom :)

This morning, I am definitely not raging like a lioness whose cubs have been messed with. After beginning exit counseling for my loan at Calhoun, my warning sensors started going off when I saw words such as repayment begins July 15, 2010 since I am not graduating with my bachelor's until December 2011 and was told that I would not be repaying a dime until July 2012. Ha! I therefore did not just call the D.o.E. loan services to clarify only to be told that yes, unless I filled out a deferment form, I would be expected to pay up. I nearly screamed. Clearly, my community college's financial aid office needs to get their act together because I, clearly, am about to hit the wall big time. So thankful to be done with that... institution.

I did however, not make solid As and Bs this semester while taking 14 hours, 10 hours community service, 3 days of field experience, and faced a slew of projects. Whew! This gives me so much hope for next semester :)

I'm also not dying of anticipation for Christmas because my dad's making me keep mom's present a secret. Definitely haven't already rubbed it in her face that I know what she's getting :D

Hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas!!!!


Reality Bites

You know what sucks? Reading the newspaper while waking up and seeing a big headline that teachers are slated to be laid off in the 2010-11 year. Yeah, that really makes my morning. So I've started the long process of thinking where I should go to teach. Alabama is dead broke; honestly, it's pitiful to see how broke the state is. I have two years until graduation but I'd love to have a job lined up somewhere in Summer 2011. That's a lot of hoping though.

Anyway. Now that the semester's over, I'm working out again. So far, I've lost 3 pounds, which I like a lot :) However, I almost lost my breakfast this morning when I walked into the locker room and all the older ladies who were done with the water aerobics class were changing. Apparently, they don't believe in being modest in the dressing room. I understand you have to strip to put on clean, dry clothes, but really ladies, don't sit there in your birthday suit for 30 minutes talking about your upcoming 70th birthday. It's... disgusting.


The Semester is Over and Out

I'm so happy to be done with Fall 2009. While I stressed it (a lot) I've passed ALL my classes. Whew. 14 hours sure wasn't easy, but it was easier than I expected.

I've secured a solid A in my Biology class, which makes me soo happy. I realized that in my sciences, I've made a B and 2 As. I just don't know what I made in my other science yet.

Needless to say, I'm relieved and ready to sit on my rear end and not do a thing. Except working out and working at the Deli.

Next week, Faith and I are kicking the break off in the right way by making yet ANOTHER trip to Nashville :) super happy about that!


How to Write a Paper

My friend tagged me in this on Facebook and I had to share it! It's so stinkin' true!

1. Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lit place in front of your computer.

2. Log onto Facebook (be sure to set your chat status on away!). Check your email.

3. Read over the assignment carefully, to make certain you understand it.

4. Walk down to the vending machines and buy some chocolate to help you concentrate.

5. Check your email.

6. Call up a friend and ask if he/she wants to go to grab a coffee. Just to get settled down and ready to work.

7. When you get back to your room, sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lit place.

8. Read over the assignment again to make absolutely certain you understand it.

9. Check your email.

10. You know, you haven't written to that kid you met at camp since fourth grade. You'd better write that letter now and get it out of the way so you can concentrate.

11. Look at your teeth in the bathroom mirror.

12. Grab some mp3z off of kazaa.

13. Check your email. ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR YET?!

14. Online chat with one of your friends about the future. (ie summer plans)

15. Check your email.

16. Listen to your new mp3z and download some more.

17. Visit your friend on the other floor and ask if she's started writing yet. Exchange derogatory remarks about your prof, the course, the college, the world at large.

18. Walk to the store and buy a pack of gum. You've probably run out.

19. While you've got the gum you may as well buy a magazine and read it.

20. Check your email.

21. Check the newspaper listings to make sure you aren't missing something truly worthwhile on TV.

22. Play some solitare (or bubbleshooter!).

23. Check out bored.com.

24. Wash your hands.

25. Call up a friend to see how much they have done, probably haven't started either.

26. Look through your roommate's book of pictures from home. Ask who everyone is.

27. Sit down and do some serious thinking about your plans for the future.

28. Check to see if bored.com has been updated yet.

29. Check your email and listen to your new mp3z.

30. You should be rebooting by now, assuming that windows is crashing on schedule.

31. Read over the assignment one more time, just for heck of it.

32. Scoot your chair across the room to the window and watch the sunrise.

33. Lie face down on the floor and moan.

34. Punch the wall and break something.

35. Check your email.

36. Mumble obscenities.

37. 5am - start hacking on the paper without stopping. 6am -paper is finished.

38. Complain to everyone that you didn't get any sleep because you had to write that stupid paper.

39. Go to class, hand in paper, and leave right away so you can take a nap.

One little thing they forgot- reading blogs :)

Not Me! Monday

What a week it has been. Since it's time for the semi-annual freak out that occurs all three semesters a year, I'm taking to the time to procrastinate blog about what I didn't do this week*.

Last week, while I was in the Christmas spirit and had time to shop after a fantabulous haircut, I braved a store downtown to get mom a gift. The owner was from England and I felt like I was in England. However, when he was showing me "fantastic placemats" (his words, I don't know why I went with it. Who wants placemats for a gift, anyway?) I looked down and realized that my Oxford was not, ahem, unbuttoned across the bosoms. Yes, I pulled a Janet Jackson. My blouse decided it didn't want to act ladylike. I quickly tried to fix it and was informed by Mr. Britain that he noticed it but didn't know how to inform me of my wardrobe malfunction. The rest of the time was extremely awkward and Mr. Britain couldn't even look at me. Whoops! I honestly thought it was really quite funny.

While in biology learning about sharks (on our last lecture day, thank goodness) I wasn't shocked when Mr. Raccoon Man said, "well I guess females should stay out of the water around that time of the month." I was speechless, my professor was dying of laughter at my expression, and when I finally found my words, I didn't tell Mr. Raccoon Man that he was the most sick man I've ever met. He tried to convince me he was being scientific but I didn't buy it. Lordy.

Hope y'all are having a great week!

*this weekly event is hosted by MckMama herself.


The Pitfalls of SEC Country

*warning: if you are a die hard Bama Fan, read no further*

I want you all to know a deep, dark secret of mine. I hate Alabama. As in, THE University of Alabama.


Just put a gun to my mouth. That's what it's like to live in this great state between August and December. It's a slow suicide that's quickened in the last week of November. Y'all might have heard of something called the Iron Bowl...

So, here's my true feelings about football. I used to love it. That is, before I moved to Alabama. Now, I detest it. I love Auburn, that's my team. But Bama fans make me tick. They're... well, nevermind. I'll just leave you with this picture:

But the good news is that I've found my future husband ♥



I have two major projects down, two weeks left in school, and 4 finals until break. Ahhhhh.

I really am not stressing finals since some are just tests and some are just open book. So technically, I'm already in vacation mode. Tomorrow is my last biology lecture and I'm sort of sad because I love that class! Yesterday, we somehow got on the topic of end of the year parties in the woods and covering ourselves in poop. Don't ask, I honestly don't remember how we got there. But my day got grossed out when my friend asked if I found my gift in my bag. I had no clue what she was talking about. Apparently, she triple dog dared one of the guys in our lab group to put the worm we dissected in my purse. Thankfully, they put it in a glove. Very disgusting. My poor Vera Bradley :(

All I know is that when I'm out for two weeks, I plan on laying around and watching tv the entire time. Maybe. That is, when I'm not working.