Tuesday, March 16, 2010

all of us on the trip plus Marie's sweet grandma. She had us over for brownies ;)

The background noise right now as I write this little post is honking horns, yelling college age kids, and loud yet distant music. Yep, I'm at one of the most popular beaches for spring break.
After 5 nights at 5 different places, we finally made it to the beach. On the way down we stayed at 3 friends' houses and I got to meet their families and understand them a little bit better. On Sunday, we went four-wheeling and chased cows and chickens. It was a blast.
Now here, our funny stories multiply every time we use the elevator. We saw a drunk girl stumble out of a truck bed (she's fine but no one seemed to care that she did that), I almost got hit by an ambulance (you would think I would hear it coming), Marie got an elevator full of people to break out in the C-A-T-S cheer (and they continued the cheer while we got off and they went back up), a drunk guy told my friend she looked like his ex girlfriend who cheated on him with a girl (really? that's the first thing that comes to your mind to tell a stranger?), and 2 of our guy friends from school hitchhiked all the way here. If we think we have crazy stories, we ain't seen nothing yet compared to their stories. We're letting them stay the night, get showers, and eat some food before they are going on to wherever their little hearts desire (or wherever people will take them). It's hilarious.
We are also competing with our friends who are in Key West to see who has the best spring break. We're each making videos and posting them so our other friends, who aren't with either of us, can judge them and award fun points. You can see our 2 videos at these links. The first one is of the town where Kateyln and Marie live (Holland is one of our friends in Key West, hence why he gets a shout out). We were there Friday- Sunday morning. The second one is where Taylor lives (I don't know why but I have a country accent in this one). We were there Sunday night-Monday afternoon.
All in all we're having a lot of fun.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It has been springtime on campus for the last few days. It's been glorious. I love the cute skirts and sundresses that us girls pull out of the closet, frisbee on the green, flowers and green grass, baby horses, perfect weather, sunshine, and smoothies. Our campus really comes alive as soon as the weather gets nice. It makes it really hard to stay disciplined to do homework but it's so fun to be able to be outside more. I love it.

(seriously? so cute. I can't wait to see more of these around the area)

Spring Break starts tomorrow. I'm so excited. No responsibility for 10 days. Of course some of the professors gave us work but I don't have to go to class or work or anything really. I can take a nap if I want to. (of course that's (not) all I'm really thinking about these days...)

courtesy to google for the images.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

perpetual sleepiness

You might be addicted to sleep if :

1. As soon as you wake up, you want to go back to sleep.
2. You daydream only about napping.
3. You have frequent "tired headaches".
4. You would rather sleep then be at the "Celebration that your school just became a University" party complete with your best friends and chocolate cake.
5. You set your alarm and then "accidentally" turn it off because you subconsciously don't want to get up for work in the morning.
6. Your roommate who loves napping tells you you are in fact addicted to sleep.
7. You don't hang out with your boyfriend because you can't get out of bed.
8. In one of the most bizarre chapels in your University's history, you aren't paying attention but just counting down the minutes till you can sleep again.
9. You change your major to sleeping. ( and when people tell you that's not a real major, you just ignore them and go back to sleep)
10. When given the choice, you sleep and don't remember the other choice that was presented to you to try and convince you not to sleep.
11. You start forgetting daily activities and knowledge because you're always in a daze.
12. You lay in your bed and tell your friends you aren't going to take a nap but just lay there and talk to them. Despite what you tell them , they don't believe you and you fall asleep.
13. You fall asleep in many different positions not usually taken and on objects not usually used like standing up laying your head against the shelf.
14. You fall asleep writing this blog...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

(this is how I have felt the last few days)

So my trip home was really long. I was going to be picked up at my hotel at 3am for the airport so I was told it was better not to sleep. So I didn't. I was so tired by the time 2:45a came and I was waiting in the lobby with my friend Vera. Well for some reason the shuttle that was suppose to pick me up to take me to the bus, never came. A nice hotel worker found out where the buses leave from and took me over there. The bummer was that he wasn't allowed into the parking lot (where the buses were) because he didn't have accreditation so I had to walk with all my stuff across the whole thing. I got to the buses and asked the drivers if they went to the airport and they said no. I had a little mental freakout and then borrowed their phone to find out I just had to walk a little more and I would get the right bus.
After finding the right bus, I fell asleep on the trip to Vancouver and woke up at the airport. It was 6 am by now. Got checked-in and then went through security and customs (even though I was still in Canada, it said "Welcome to the United States"). Short flight to Portland. I slept the whole way except for a quick glimpse of Mount Saint Helens (which was awesome). From Portland to Chi-town where I had a 4 hour lay-over that somehow felt a million years long. My phone didn't work so I couldn't call anyone. I did however make friends with a Canadian man who let me use his phone and gave me life advice. Then onward to Lexington.
I landed in Lexington and saw 2 Asburians I had seen in the Vancouver airport. We had all had different flights that all landed around the same time (kind of weird). Adam picked me up from the airport and helped me carry my bags :)
Then I got to see my friends and I talked to my roommate until 3 in the morning. I missed everyone so it was so good to see them.
The last two days have been a blur. I've been that girl who wears her Olympic coat because it's really warm and well just plain awesome. I've seen so many "you've been gone for so long and now are back" looks and been asked "How was it?" a billion times. How do you sum up 3 weeks that were so jam packed that it felt like years into one sentence because that's all people want to hear? It's hard but I'm getting good at it. It was a good experience is what I say because that's the easiest way to sum it up. I am really glad to be back though. I missed everyone and it's really fun to catch up and be friends again.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I just wanted to let y'all know that I made it back to Asbury safely. I even had flowers and gifts from my boyfriend and friends to greet me when I walked in. It was pretty cool. Anyways, I'll blog later.