Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Alternately titled: I left my heart in San Diego.
Alternately titled: Where the heck did that summer go?
Alternately titled: Can't I just rewind and live in that moment forever?
Alternately titled: No sun, no palm trees, no cell service.
Alternately titled: I'm crying.
Well... I think you get the point. I'm home. Where did the summer go? Can't I just rewind and live in that moment forever? No sun, no palm trees, no cell service... I must be home. I'm crying because I left my heart in San Diego.
New plan: Drop out of school. Get a job here. Earn enough money to fly there. Make a career working at Regal. Done Deal.
if only it were that easy...
Monday, August 23, 2010
That's right. Today was my last day in this gorgeous city. We didn't do much, but we did manage to make a short trip to Pacific Beach. I will try to post pics from that adventure sometime in the next week, but it may have to wait. I have lots of packing to do this week. I also need to post pictures from last week's La Jolla picnic excursion. But those will have to wait. I don't have much time left to do anything but pack up and go to sleep. I have to leave the house by 5:30 AM tomorrow. So no Musical Monday. But I will try to get one rolling for next week soon.
Until I write again (which may be a while) enjoy one of the photos from my La Jolla excursion as a goodbye to this beautiful place. I will miss you San Diego, so much, I am about to cry.
Goodbye San Diego. You were good to me while it lasted.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
There is something I'm super passionate about. A cure for cancer. Breast cancer in particular. My grandmother passed away from it when my dad was barely 18. Therefore, I am at a greater risk to eventually fall victim. Also, a close (well, formerly close) friend of mine had a mother who fought the disease for years, and lost about 2 years ago. So Breast Cancer is a personal thing for me. That's why I support most organizations that deal with and work towards curing this terrible disease. I found here that breast cancer is number two in the list of most deaths by cancer. 40,000 women every year will die from breast cancer.
Since I've started living here (even though only temporarily) I have noticed teens walking around with these on their wrists:
"Keep A Breast’s “I Love Boobies” Campaign is a unique national campaign that develops a new approach and positive style of communication about breast cancer. The campaign is meant to encourage young people to target their breast health. The T-shirts and bracelets act as an awareness-raising tool, allowing young people to engage and start talking about a subject that is scary and taboo and making it positive and upbeat.
KAB acknowledges and enables the fact that young people do want to be activists, to play a part of a bigger and better good. It takes a uniquely strong and well-informed person to participate in the “I Love Boobies” Campaign, someone eager and able to engage in conversation. The campaign allows young people impacted by breast cancer get a chance to express their inner feelings, make connections with others and learn coping strategies helpful to them and their loved ones."And if you want to find out more about Keep A Breast, or the campaign, just visit their website here.
So I bought these wristbands for me and my siblings, and I will proudly wear it for the cause... because, YES I love my boobies! And I will not let them fall to breast cancer... Will you?
So last night out of boredom, I decided to try something new with my hair, due to the recent purchase of a curling iron.
One day while browsing YouTube I stumbled upon a "beauty blogger" (if you will) named Elle Fowler. Maybe you have heard of her, maybe not. But she's in her early 20s and has a blog that can be found here. So I was watching one of her videos (which can be found here) called "How To: Beachy Summer Waves"
Last night I decided, what they hey, I'll try it.... about a half hour later... this is what I looked like:
Although it isn't the greatest picture, you get the idea.
So here are a few things... not very important, but here they are nonetheless...
Yesterday I went to my beloved Wal Mart with my sister in law. And bought a ton of unnecessary things... as I often do. I was under the impression that I needed a curling iron. Because I do not have one that functions well. I do have a 1/2 " and a 2" that don't work well... so I bought a 1" quite similar to one that A has. $12.97. What a bargain. I also bought myself some new bobby pins for $0.98. Another bargain. I bought 2 tail combs to use with my curling iron for $2.66. Another bargain. I bought myself new headphones, even though I have 3 pairs. I have skullcandy earbuds & the collapsible ones, as well as some silver Maxell earbuds. But I still listen to my iPod while sleeping and because of that my Maxell's are crapping out. One side doesn't work. So I bought my favorite go to earbuds. Gumy by JVC in Peach Pink. $9.00. (Price went down since last I bought them!) I also bought a book for the plane ride. "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" by Stephenie Meyer. $9.64. Better than anywhere else I have seen it ($16 and up at Barnes and Noble!) I also bought some gum for myself for the plane ride (price not needed) and some Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray for $3.84. I think this will be worth the investment because I have damaged my hair so much using heat tools. Hopefully this protects my lovely locks a bit.
Then we went to base, where I bought my favorite eyeshadow for $1.50 less than normal and no sales tax! I love Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Shadow in Bronze Ambition to bring out the blue in my eyes. Bargain again! I also invested in a new hairbrush. That was basically a desperate need.
I have made some other bargainy purchases this week as well, and I'm planning a new post for that too. I have 2 more posts coming up. One about something really awesome, that I'm super passionate about, and the other about something fun I tried last night!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I am now 19. On August 19th.
My computer is still broken. But have no fear. For my dear sister A has some surprises up her sleeve for me... or so she says. And we're going to play laser tag tonight with friends! Some mine, some hers, some B's. In any case it should be a great birthday. =D
Hope everything is going well with all of you...If you're still out there...don't be afraid to make some chatter in the comments!!
For now I'm going to relax until my birthday surprises later.
Peace, ♥ , and happiness =)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Last night at work, JC reminded me how much I love the Eclipse Soundtrack (and did a pretty good cover of our first Musical Monday song this week.) Which was odd, because most of the guys at work hate the songs and make fun of them when we clean theater 3 which holds my dear Twilight Saga for the time being (yes, almost 2 months later, we are still selling tons of tickets for this movie.) So first up, we have Florence and The Machine with the song "Heavy in Your Arms."
And in all seriousness, I told JC that he should do a cover of this song on YouTube. That's how good it was... I'm gonna miss JC!
Continuing with my Eclipse themed post, my first musical post had "Ours" by the Bravery, so I don't want to repeat it by having it in here twice, so I'm going with something different. The next one is one I instantly liked as soon as I heard it in the film. I like how some of it sounds like it could be from the 80's but you know that it's an Alternative/Indie Rock song. I love when music sounds like it's two or more genres merged into one amazing song. So we have Beck and Bat For Lashes with "Let's Get Lost."
Last (because of course this has to be an even numbered thing... if you know me...) is one last one from Eclipse. This one is fun, makes me smile... I like the vibe it gives off. Upbeat, yet tells a story. You know, all of the things that make it quintessentially perfect for the Twilight Saga. Here is Fanfarlo with "Atlas."
Peace, ♥ , and happiness!
On August 30th after I climb 3 flights of stairs to get to the triple I will be sharing with my two close friends on the Quiet Floor and drop my bags on the floor of the dorm room, I am bolting back out the door and running the 2 blocks to Berry Line.
You heard me correctly......
First thing I am gonna do once I get back to Boston, is not love on my friends, go to the dining hall, attempt to find my old RA to say hello... no. Hunny, I am gettin' me some of the best frozen yogurt around. I am going to my dearest Berry Line. And I will make my roommates join me =P If they are around.
BERRY LINE HERE I COME!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Peace, ♥ , & Happiness =]
Monday, August 9, 2010
So catchy! I LOVE IT!
I've loved this song for quite some time.
I don't know why, I just love it.
Last, OWL CITY! DUH! lol. Here's "If My Heart Was A House" from the album "Ocean Eyes."
Happy Musical Monday!
After the party on Saturday I went to work. And as you saw from yesterday's post, it was quite a fun and interesting night. Yesterday was boring as I went to work prepared for an 8 hour shift, and got let off after 3 hours. Then E and I went to In N Out Burger for the first time. YUM YUM YUM.
Today E is taking the ASVAB and swearing in as a Poolee in the United States Marine Corps. Good Luck E!
A is off taking a placement test for Community College. When she gets back, we're going to go see Step Up 3D! =]
A Musical Monday will be coming. I PROMISE!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Well, I suppose unless you work at Regal, you wouldn't know... would you then?
But I work at Regal. Regal Entertainment Group that is. You know, those giant nation-wide movie theaters that charge you $4.75 for a small soda and $6.00 for a small popcorn? Yes, that very same one.
And last night was interesting! I had a 4 PM- 12 PM concessions shift, which was painful. Painfully slow that is. And awfully interesting.
To start the night, the popper closest to me was broken. =( Which meant that I had to run to the center popper whenever someone ordered a popcorn (and since this is the movies we're talking about, that was pretty much every transaction.) Although, finally... the popper did get fixed. And we started using it. Well after it was originally needed.
The second part that made it disaster night was that Javier, my manager asked me to do restroom checks. Yes, I went to all 4 ladies rooms in the theater only to find that they looked pristine and whoever had complained about "tons of missing toilet paper" really only saw one roll that needed to be replaced. And generally restroom checks are the ushers' responsibility. So why I was asked, I have no idea. Oh well.
I was really sleepy last night. Really sleepy. So Jeremy (another manager) said to me....
"You look like you're going to fall over. Too bad I'm not back there to catch you.... hahahahahaha." (that was an evil laugh)
Another one of my managers, Jullian, kept giving me a hard time. And I was sleepy (as aforementioned) and grumpy. Memorable quotes from that conversation:
Me - "Jullian, you're going to make me cry again..."
Jullian - "Wait, you already cried? I wanted to catch that on camera."
Me - "Well, I'll have you know... I look super cute when I cry."
Jullian - "I'm going to be corny... you always look cute!"
Me - "Oh! GOOD ONE!" (notice the sarcasm.)
Me (thinking to myself) - "Flattery won't get you anywhere with me Jullian."
Then, YAY for 35 minute breaks! But I shouldn't have eaten so much, I was even more sleepy.
Coming back from my break, Sidney was giving me a hard time, and George heard (okay so I know it sounds like the only people I talk to are guys, but I think I was literally one of the only girls besides two others, which we will get to later... so in my defense, they scheduled mostly guys. & my register was surrounded by the guys.)
George - "Sidney likes to give white girls a hard time. Last week it was Whitney... I guess he's moving on to you tonight."
Me - "He can keep it up. Guarantee he won't like the results..."
I walk away from the popper and proceed to lose my grip on a small popcorn and accidentally throw it at Toby, onto his counter, and his customer. So much for talking smack about Sidney, when I can't even manage to carry 64 oz of popcorn 10 feet.
Last but not least... Laura is cleaning the Freeze Frame Machine while I am picking up mats to clean around closing time. She proceeds to pour melted Cherry Freeze Frame all over the floor and all of my mats fall off the cart we put them away on. Laura walks away to put the tray in the sink and get cleaning supplies while I begin to pick up the mats that have fallen. Our shift lead Nikki comes over and I say...
"WOW, tonight is like disaster night."
and thus the most memorable quote of the night from Nikki:
"Every night is disaster night when you work at Regal."
It's just a simple quote I found on my bestie (Cupcake!)'s facebook page.
"Don't ever frown. You never know who's falling in love with your smile."
Just one more reason to keep on smiling.
Have a great rest of your weekend! Maybe a post to come later!
I feel like I belong.
I feel like no matter what I do, I will belong.
And ever since I got here...
People have been telling me about my smile.
How it's beautiful.
(Maybe that Crest 3D White Toothpaste really does work!)
How they love it.
How it makes them smile.
How it makes them happy.
And even... how it makes them want to buy more stuff.
Or how my boss should give me a raise (yes, someone said that tonight.)
But by far there is one person who I love to hear tell me about my smile.
And it's this smile.
The one in this picture.
The one that comes out when I'm genuinely happy.
Just like now.
And just like I will be on August 30th.
When I see my girls again.
But for now, I'm smiling because I'm here.
And I'm genuinely happy. =)
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
The things I LOVE:
My UGG boots.
Winter & Fall would be pretty much unbearable without them.
BUT... I'm seeing a trend out here in SoCal. One that I despise. Shorts (sometimes I'm not even sure if they should qualify as shorts, there's so little fabric...) and UGG boots. Tall ones, short ones.... It is SUMMER. Time to put the UGG boots away. YOU LOOK RIDICULOUS!
See what I mean???
Do you?? Feel free to leave your thoughts, and agree or disagree (I am one who loves to hear other's opinions) in the comments!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
But, I think about boys a lot. (To be honest, who doesn't?) There are plenty of attractive young men out here, and I have to say that I work with quite a few attractive, sweet, friendly young men as well. I think that going to a women's college has made me forget how much I love to have guy friends, and working out here is renewing my love of having friends of the opposite gender. Which in turn (I believe) makes me think about boys more now.
I'm a romantic. I like to think that there will be someone out there who will treat me like a princess someday and that I might get to know what real love feels like. I think that's part of the reason that I love the Twilight Saga so much because in addition to all the craziness of vampires and werewolves, Bella has found a real love. Someone who will be with her forever (literally) and someone who truly appreciates her for who she is and not for any other reason. She discovers real happiness and real love through one person. The romantic in me longs for that.
I feel like this post is going no where, other than being one of my "Confessions" that this blog is supposed to be all about. I guess my confession is that I would love to be married and have kids right now. LOL You may (or may not...) think I'm crazy. And that's not to say that I don't want to be in college working towards an amazing career, or that I don't enjoy being single and just having friends. That's not what I'm trying to say at all. What I'm trying to say is that pretty much since the day I was born I have wanted to be a housewife and a stay at home mom. Obviously there are not many people who do that straight out of high school, (which would be where this comes in I suppose...) but I am so anxious for that part of my life to happen. I would LOVE nothing more. I get huge amounts of satisfaction out of making other people happy and doing things for them, so taking care of a house, a husband and kids would be my forte.
Anyway, I guess I've just been thinking a lot about boys lately and that's what comes to my mind. Maybe this was more of a ranting post than anything else. Hopefully it made a bit of sense to you, but maybe it didn't. If you want to share anything in the comments, feel free! I would love it! What are your experiences with wanting kids someday, and anything else this post might make you think of?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
As I mentioned before, we went to Los Angeles and various places in the city of LA. Our first stop was Redondo Beach, to visit a friend of A's and to meet up with JM & N. That was fun, except for the fact that JM was in a bad mood, and made the visit sort of awkward. E, JM, N, and I walked around on the boardwalk and pier and then they left.
And this is my favorite picture from the day =)
It makes me smile.
Peace, ♥ & happiness =)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Another post to come later, updates, pics, etc. Either in a few or tomorrow at some point, depending on what comes up within the next 10-15. =]
Welllll lots to blog about, but not much time as I'm getting ready to go to the gym! I think. If A doesn't flake, which I hope she doesn't. Cuz I've been looking forward to this for 2 days now. (my life is sad =P)
This past week we celebrated E's 21st Birthday, Saw Inception, Saw Despicable Me, Went to a friend of A's house for dinner, went to Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Westwood, and 3rd street in Santa Monica (all 5 of those places are in Los Angeles) and had SUBWAY! =] I loooooove subway =]. (oh how the simple things seem to excite me...)
I bought my plane tickets back to New England *tears* I don't wanna leaveeeee!!! Oh well, I have to go back to school at some point! And I'm am looking forward to seeing my friends again! A friendless summer it has been... to a point. No hanging with my girls, like normal, but obviously I didn't think that this would be a normal summer. I'm living in SoCal baby! =]
That's all for now. Pictures and a Thirsty Tuesday to come tomorrow... we can hope anyway =P