Friday, September 21
I know the days are getting shorter but for some reason, maybe I'm taking longer breaths and exhaling more slowly today, but for a split second the light seems to linger on the the horizon and life doesn't feel like it's flying by as quickly as usual.
Thursday, September 20
The things you miss are usually the things you take for granted.
I have been thinking a lot about my Phi Mu sisters lately. We are all so spread apart - separated now by distance and differences. Though I feel like the same person I was two years ago, some sort of change comes with graduation that is inherently evil. Like the call to grow up could not be kept at bay - and I am envious of those who seem to be able to walk hand in hand with maturity and happiness. It's so boring!
Anyway, I do get to see my Taylor and Brittany (fingers crossed for Leah) in a few weeks, and I could not be more excited.
Monday, September 17
You are almost my favorite month. Thank you for sneaking in after a hot August and promising cooler temperatures, shorter days, and the resolution to what seemed like an endless summer.
I am looking forward to boots and sweaters, frosty grass, crunchy leaves, warm breath on night-time air, and burning my impatient tongue on hot chocolate as winter draws slowly nearer.
You bring a season full of promise, absent of stifling heat and brimming with fun-filled weekends, road trips, friends, family, and holidays - all of which top the list of my favorite things, but not necessarily in that order.
Friday, September 14
The iPhone 5 was announced on Wednesday as we all knew it would be. We are ordering Mike's on Friday as his early b-day present. He's been working with a busted @$$ Droid, complete with cracked screen and no case for 2 years now, so he deserves it. But I am SO jealous.
I just got the iPhone 4s back last October, so I am nowhere near due for an upgrade. Getting the iPhone 5 would cost me nearly $700 and that's just not in my cards.
*cue temper tantrum*
I have been in serious pout mode.
What do you guys think? Are you getting it? I have to wait until at least August, and by then the iPhone 6 will be half way here. It is impossible to keep up with technology!
Thursday, September 13
my blog is probably pretty boring.
Last Thursday was Fashion's Night Out. I actually escaped the monotony that is Aiken and went to an event in Columbia with my South Carolina titleholders!
Yes, I wore heels. And put on an actual outfit.
I also got to spend some quality time with my mom doing what we do best...shopping.
Wednesday, September 12
I didn't write a post yesterday and I had two topics that were both worthy.
The big one obviously, 9/11/01. The less obvious to you, my mom's birthday.
Yesterday was filled with somber Facebook posts and tear-inducing videos. Everything has already been said.
When I read this letter written by Tina Fey, I always think of my mom.
Monday, September 10
Do any of you live in Raleigh? Did any of you go to the Ovarian Cancer Walk on Saturday?
If you did, we were rubbin' elbows. I went to the walk on Saturday with my NC titleholders to support Ovarian Cancer research and also walked 2 miles despite my better judgement. Why was it so muggy on Saturday AM?
We had a blast. The girls signed autographs and chatted with visitors for HOURS.
Oh, and Shannon Miller was there. You know, Shannon Miller? The one from the Magnificent 7 of the '96 Olympics? Yes.
How was your weekend?
Friday, September 7
Not to be confused with globe trotting.
I know many of you spend a lot of time wondering where I am when I'm not updating the blog. Hopefully this post will remedy that.
You know how sometimes you look at your life and realize you never do anything, like...ever? As in...when you're not at work or in the shower you are firmly planted on the couch, playstation remote in one hand, block of cheese in the other, fat/happy/purring like a cat. That's my life 95% out of all the days. But then fall comes along. And September - December promise weekends of non-stop fun having.
I LOVE FUN HAVING. LITERALLY LOVE IT.
I decided to give you a quick look into my weekend line-up for the next few months. Sure, this probably seems normal for many of you, but when compared to my "normal," (which is finding excitement in a spur of the moment trip to Wal Mart) THIS IS INSANITY.
And even though it slows down in November, it doesn't stop! I have two pageant weekends back-to-back, followed by Thanksgiving!
So now you know. If you find yourself wondering, you can check back at anytime this fall! =) Happy Friday! Hope you are having as much fun as I am.
Category • Travel
Thursday, September 6
Like I said, we we went camping over the holiday weekend. Yes, my BFF flew out from sunny California to brave the hot and sticky conditions of a South Carolina Labor Day.
We had 24626262 bottles of bug spray, citronella candles and box fans in every corner of the tent.
But it is beautiful out there. The area we usually go to is on Clarks Hill Lake (AKA Thurmond Lake, depending on whether or not you are on the SC or GA side)
We spent a lot of time frolicking by the water, playing with Bella (and Ginger) and of course, EATING.
It was a pretty good weekend...and now Kelsey is GONE and I don't know what to do with myself.
I'm busying myself with plans for my next trip to San Diego.
Category • Aiken
Tuesday, September 4
So, Kelsey came to town on Friday and we promptly packed our crap and headed to the lake.
We got to the campsite around 5:00 (because I forgot to leave my car keys for Mike. He needed to drive my car. So I had to call AAA to send out a locksmith. But then we ended up sending a friend back to the house with them. So then I called AAA and cancelled the locksmith. Woops.)
This is what we woke up to every AM:
On Sunday, when we got back in town, we decided to kick it pool side.
Moose really enjoyed Kelsey's visit...