Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our Weekend (and A Bit of Monday, too)

This weekend was extremely busy...
I babysat nearly the whole time, but got a nice break on Saturday night and went to a costume party!
And the weather finally caught up with what season it's supposed to be,
so naturally I'm freezing my butt off and bundling up.
Especially after spending two of the coldest days outside with that little guy up there.

Then last night, John's favorite band in the world, Why?, came to school to play a show.
John was in heaven.
And I was too, especially because they closed the show with my favorite song by them.
He didn't want me to catch his smile, which was probably huge.

It was a cool weekend...but I'm glad it's over ;)

Hope everyone's week is off to an awesome start!

Friday, October 26, 2012


I took out my red lipstick for a second outing at a friend's birthday party last weekend.

John & I had a glorious Friday afternoon.
We went out for lunch at one of our favorite places,
then came home and watched movies and made jokes and relaxed.
People think that we are together so much, and we are but frankly these past few weeks have been so hectic that we've really only spent any quality time together at night, right before going to sleep.
This weekend has suddenly become crazy busy for both of us...
so much so that I had to cancel more than a couple plans with friends...sorry, friends :(...
so it was really nice to just take a break and enjoy the few hours of free time that we had together.

All this busy-ness, it's good though.
John's finishing up the musical and I'm babysitting pretty much all weekend.
Yay monies!
Factor in studying, homework, tutoring a high school student and practicing, and there you have it.

Happy weekend :p

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

These Days

The past week or two has been rough for me.
I know, I say that a lot. I know.
There are a lot of obstacles in my life that I just find my way around and try not to look back at.
And there always seem to be new things cropping up trying to get in my way.
That's cool, life. I get it. 
Without any struggle I definitely would have a hard time appreciating what I have.
However. Lately, I've been having a hard time doing that anyway, for no apparent reason.
Even though there are things that are hard and things that I absolutely want fixed, 
(ahem, Crohn's Disease & friends , I'm talkin' to you)
there are too many good things that just can't be ignored.
One of my favorite bloggers wrote this post along similar lines, inspiring this one.
So I'm going to make a list of things, things that are making me happy, right now,
even in my sadder-than-normal state of mind.

- SNL's Weekend Update; specifically this :)
- Watching The Mentalist with John
- Going to see the musical he's in...again
- Cooking and baking, for other people
- Editing photos for friends (you can see just a couple of them here)
- Singing along with music, by myself, out loud
- Walking
- Thinking about birthday plans with my sister
- Cooler weather
- Good hair days
- Pretzel M&M's. Seriously.
- Time with John
- Doing absolutely nothing

It's sometimes hard to stop what I'm doing in order to let myself reboot.
I just need to remember that it's something that I need to do.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Our Weekend

Halloween around the apartment (there's much more),
breaking out my favorite scarf for chillier evenings,
taking photos for friends,
babysitting this cutie with a beautiful view,
& watching my love jammin' on vibes in the Percussion Ensemble concert last night
(he had a massive solo, so basically he's a rock star)

Busiest. Weekend. Ever.
But worth it!
Definitely worth it.

Happy Monday.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hey, John

Last night I went to see you (well more like hear you) play in the pit for this musical
and holy sh** it was so great.
Like, fantastic.
I am so proud of everything you're doing this year.
And, I love you.

For anyone and everyone who goes to FSU, 
you should absolutely go support the theater program and see this!!!
I highly recommend! These people seriously know what they're doing!

My weekend shall be busy and fun and busy
and I hope yours is too.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Slices of Life

Lots of cuddling,
the Student Union at night,
a cute pup,
my sick & tired eyes.

These days have been tough, but bearable.
(Thanks for that, John. I love you.)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Adventures in Cooking

John & I have a dirty little secret.

We really like Taco Bell.
Like, it's gross and we always feel sick after eating it, but it's so yummy in the moment, ya know?
Anyway, I found this recipe, or rather, set of directions, on Pinterest on how to make your own Crunchwrap Supremes.
And I was like, no way! These are my favorite! And John's too! We're doing it.

So we did.
 She's a beauty, there's really no denying it.
I thought for sure it'd be a hot mess trying to fold and then press those Crunchwraps. But guess what?
It wasn't.
It was really easy. All of it. Because essentially you're making a layered taco. Easy!
So now, go make. It was yummy.


P.S. Nacho cheese is gross. Tastes awesome (sometimes), but it's actually gross. Just so you know.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Fall DIY: Chalkboard Pumpkins

We had some (a lot) of chalkboard paint leftover from when we painted our wall,
so when I found these small wooden craft pumpkins, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!
 I painted one as a chalkboard (for writing on) (and decoration) 
and Rachel painted the other (for decoration) (...and writing on)

Sorry for not posting in a while!
Hope everyone had a good weekend!


I didn't mean to go MIA for so long!
It's just, not a lot has been going on.
Well, not a lot that's interesting anyway.
We've kind of just been hanging out and doing school things,
but today had some fun (and cooler) things in store
so I'll be back with that tonight, and within the next few days.

Happy Sunday.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I Can't Even Think of a Title

I don't feel well. Surprise.
I have a test tomorrow that I need to study for. I'm procrastinating.
This is my second post today. Oops.
My room is a mess. I should probably fix that.
Boyfriend is at rehearsal forever. It's okay though because he called just to tell me he loves me.
I just want to sleep. But I don't do naps.

So, to redeem this post, here is an old and extremely close-up photo of my cat asleep in a box.

Thoughts on Love 'n Stuff

This is the cheesiest thing ever (and I love it).

I guess it's a thing, that when you get to this age and you're in a relationship for an extended period of time, people assume marriage is something you're thinking and/or talking about.  
And maybe it is!  
But...maybe it isn't.  
Either way, it's cool.  
What's not cool, is when people ask about it.  Which has happened to me kind of a lot in the past month-or-so.  I'm not calling anyone out -- DON'T WORRY -- I've just been thinking about it a lot.  
And what I've been thinking is this: what's the rush?  I know that I'm not that young anymore.  I'm out of my teens (not by long, but I'm out) and over half way done with my undergraduate studies.  
Plenty of people graduate, get married, and then go on to grad school, or real jobs, or whatever they want to do, with their spouse. 
That rules.  Seriously, good for them.  
They got their stuff together and took that leap into a life with someone they love.  
But why do people automatically ask, since John and I have been together for a while now, and happy, if we're thinking about marriage?  Or if he's "the one"?  
Honestly, if someone legitimately knows what that phrase, "the one", means, please let me know.  
Maybe we've talked about it.  Maybe we don't want to be with anyone else but each other.
But we're young.  We can't even legally drink alcohol.  We don't have steady jobs or a steady income.  We rely on scholarships and parents and odd jobs here-or-there to get by.  
How could we start a life together, right now, considering these important factors?
Love doesn't pay the bills, guys.  Am I right or am I right?
All I'm trying to rant about here is that people get married when they as a couple are ready to get married.  And every couple is different.  Obviously.  So please, please, don't assume that I'm getting engaged/married soon because I love my boyfriend and we've been dating for over a year.
Maybe it'll happen, someday.
But until then, what we think about marriage is just between the two of us.


*If anyone is offended by this, please email me.  I'm not accusing anyone of anything!  I'm just letting out some thoughts that have recently been rumbling around my head.  Thanks for listening.  Feel free to leave (nice) thoughts in a comment.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Our Weekend

Technically the weekend isn't over yet, but this pretty much sums it up.
Concerts (another tomorrow), rehearsals (another tonight), resting, and hanging.
Well, waiting for John after his concert, to be precise.

We're extremely lucky, here at FSU, to have access to Rudy Diamond,
I mean seriously look how beautiful this hall is! (even despite my crappy photos!)

Hope everyone had a nice weekend, too!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Slices of Life

I like that guy, up there, in the first photo.
And I love my new polka dot pants :)
Don't love studying so much...but hey.  It's a necessary evil.

This week has been busy, and it's about to get even busier,
because let me tell you, 
the College of Music does not care that the weekend is supposed to be for relaxation!
John's in a concert Saturday night,
I have a dress rehearsal on Sunday night,
and then another concert on Monday night!
This is pretty normal as a music major though, 
I don't know why I suddenly feel so cramped for time.

Also, you may have noticed that my blog looks different.
I keep getting anxious about how it looks and it makes me want to constantly change things...
so, let me know what you think if you have any thoughts on the matter.
And for the record, if you are interested,
now would be a great time to advertise on this blog!
Holiday season's coming up, guys.  Kind of.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I suppose I got a little overzealous with photoshop on that last photo...but it turned out looking pretty funny, and definitely more entertaining than the original.  Don't hate.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Being Home

Being home is always a little strange after living "by yourself" 
and being responsible for yourself for so long.
But on the other hand, it's like a nice mini-vacation,
a small escape from the stress of classes and responsibility.
After all the craziness that the past few weeks have brought for me,
it was insanely awesome being at home with my family (and my cats).
 We built a sukkah for Sukkot.
 My stupid, adorable cat.  Drinking out of the pool.
I'm always sad to leave.  
And especially from this weekend, reality hit back real hard come Tuesday.
Alas, all is back to normal by now and I'm just coasting along.


P.S. If someone wants to buy me this sweater for fall, I'd love ya forever just sayin' ;)
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