Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Today was my last day of college. So finite. I know I'll go back for a masters in a couple years, but this is such a milestone!
I was so proud of Bryan last night (not that I'm not always impressed, but I was doubly impressed last night) as he was honored to receive TWO undergraduate research awards from Mississippi State. He got two because he was awarded under two different colleges, the College of Architecture, Art and Design, and the College of Arts and Sciences! There was a nice dinner, too. He got two nice placards... I like that word, placard... Way to go, Babe!
I've been helping my sweet friend, Katey pull together their new house. I'm having so much fun doing it, and I have to show one area (more to come on either my blog or hers, I'm sure) that I love! She said she felt like her cook-books were in her mom's house and could I do anything to fix the way they looked on the shelf. I simply grouped all of the matching colors and I love how it turned out! I think she's happy with it too! There are so many great spaces in their new house and I look forward to showing everyone as soon as we're finished! (if you get inspired and re-arrange your own cook-books---- I want to see how it turns out!)
And last but not least, this is an image of my final watercolor project:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
2 Granny Smith apples
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 small can Mountain Dew (or half of one whole can)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
And last but certainly not least... life at our apartment complex just wouldnt be complete without a little excitement. I woke up this morning and peeked out the window. This is what I saw! No more fence, only flames ENGLUFING the fence pieces and even one post. This is the photograph I took to show the insurance company if anything *cough cough* were to go unfortunately wrong with this ingenious plan. (please notice the dry leaves and debris leading right up to the back wall from the fire & how the flames are leaping higher than our 8 foot fence)
Monday, April 21, 2008
What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ha! I would have been 12 1/2 ten years ago. So I must have been in the 6th grade. I was probably wearing my sweet GAP Anorak with leggings, making fun of my English teacher who's hair was totally out of control, and we can't forget that obsession I had with the ultimate boy band: Hanson! (for whom I had 36 posters, a tee shirt, 5 CD's including the Christmas special, and a book)
Don't judge me.
Here's the music that was popular that I was listening to:
1. Hootie & The Blowfish
2. Green Day
3. Counting Crows
4. Slide- The Goo Goo Dolls
5. Hero- Foo Fighters
wow. that wasn't as lame as I expected!
Five things on my to-do list today:
1. Work on my watercolor final project
2. Drop off some sweet finds at Katey's house!
3. Take a car load of goodies to Salvation Army
4. Concoct something edible from all of our mis-matched pantry items. (we're trying to clean out our cabinets before we move)
5. Finish a newsletter for a department on campus and email them the final draft.
+A Bonus 6. Cut out two more lamps/ 7. turn in a competition entry form for my portfolio class/ 8. finish re-upholstering my sofa/ 9. and start packing upstairs
Five things I'd do if I were a billionaire:
1. Travel the world
2. Give a lot to a few great causes. I'd probably sponsor more children!
3. Pay off student loans and go ahead and pre-pay Bryan's doctorate
4. I might buy a house... but would we need it if we were traveling all the time? Yea, I'd buy a house... In Chicago. In Lincoln Park. Maybe one in England, too.
5. I'd definately invest.
Five bad habits:
1. Living out of the dryer until it's empty enough to do the next load. And, no, Sophie, I'm not a wrinkle-monster.
2. Living out of the dish washer until it's empty enough to do the next load.
3. Driving Bryan insane by living out of the dryer and dishwasher until they are empty enough to do the next load.
(note: I hate doing the dishes. But I do them because I love my husband and I know that keeping things clean is not hard to do and he appreciates it. Also I do not complain about doing these things that I do not like to do because that is not helpful.)
4. Starting projects and not finishing them. I always have every intention of finishing them all though! I almost never totally give up on a project... just sometimes it takes a while for me to complete them.
5. taking naps. I only take naps when I don't have any other pressing issues, but when I do nap, it's for a solid three hours at a time. Some would say this is a bad habit, I whole-heartedly disagree!
Places I've lived
1. Clinton, MS
2. Lawton, OK
3. Fort Sill, OK
4. Colorado Springs, CO
5. Tacoma, WA
6. Murray, KY
7. Jackson, MS
8. Madison, MS
9. Starkville, MS
Five Jobs I've had
1. An Upholstery Shop
2. An Interior Designer at an Architecture Firm
3. The Small Town Center
4. A waitress at a hamburger and ice cream shop
5. A counselor for a youth camp
I want to know more about (nice way of saying tag)
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Like a rat.
Like a bug under a dark black solo cup.
Waiting for three to five minutes for the hand of God to intervene in the elevator of my life and move it up to the fourth floor of an office building that is being rennovated so that I can get off to go into a meeting.
No phone service.
No good comprehension of how to make the elevator phone work/ get the elevator phone-door open to try to make the phone work.
Pitch black (except for the light from my phone)
The kind of black where you can't even see your hand if you were to hold it out in front of you.
When the longest three to five minutes of my life were over, and the elevator regained movement, it opened it's jaws in the basement. The basement that was filled with boxes, cutters, cold meat, meat hooks, horror films, monsters, and vampires. I took my chances with the elevator again.
I pushed the '4' button. This time it went right up like there had never been a time when we disagreed about how long my life would be.
On a lighter note: Did anyone notice how green the grass was today? Or how sweet the flowers smelled? Maybe it was just me.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
And this is my new ride!
Just Kidding! But how fun is this?
And... Lesson Learned... Hot Bacon Grease does not belong in red plastic cups. I pourded it into the cup, and it poured directly out onto the floor. Straight through the bottom.
These are my McDonalds Dollars!
Why does a crispy chicken sandwich need to be juicier? (or jucy in the first place)
Their shake machine was broken, so I settled for a vanilla cone which was equally as vanilla as the shake would have been, I'm sure. Bryan got an apple pie!
Then we went home and watched "No Country for Old Men" It was excellent! But then again, I have an unusually high tollerence for movie violence, as I've been told.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Bryan is leaving very very early tomorrow morning to go to Boston! He'll be presenting a philosophy paper to a conference there! When they invited him to come, he initially replied saying 'thank you for the invitation. I would love to come but because I have been traveling a lot this semester, basically I will not be able to afford to come for just the weekend.' They immediately wrote back to let him know they would pay for his plane ticket, his food, and get a grad student to put him up for the couple of nights he will be there! How amazing!!! I'm so proud of him!! I love that he's really getting his name out there and getting some great experience (not to mention great resume boosters!) He's really doing a great job!
That firm from Chicago called within a couple of hours of me accepting that job in New York to see when would be a good time to schedule a phone interview and to let me know that I had been selected to move forward in their internship selection process.
I know, right? Of course this would happen as soon as I accept the other offer. Why didn't I accept that dern offer two weeks ago? The man that I spoke with from Chicago was very apologetic about me receiving that email. I was too...
Well, I went ahead and set up an interview. I don't know what will happen. Just keep me in your prayers as I'm considering what to do!!!!!! (I'm not alone in this by the way... My internship director at school is definately on board with helping me figure this mess out. I was in the car when Chicago called and I squeeled the car around to go straight to her office!!!)
Thank you so much for all of your prayers. I know that what was supposed to happen has happened! I will be going to New York for the summer! I'm going with my best friend, Lexie and cannot wait to live and work somewhere with so many sites to see! I'm stoked!
I must admit I was initially disappointed to not have been selected by the firm in Chicago, but I know this is just as an amazing of an opportunity and am getting more excited about it!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! The Lord is truly good and has blessed me immensely.