Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tomorrow!

I'm going back to Boston!!!!!! =D



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

And that's the way the cookie crumbles...

Alternately titled: I'm home.
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

I'm gonna miss this....

Alternately titled "Goodbye San Diego..."

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.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness =)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Souvenirs

Earlier this week I bought some souvenirs for my younger siblings. I had previously bought something for my sister I, (the cutest pair of light wash destroyed skinny jeans from Abercrombie kids. I paid about $10 for them!) but I didn't consider that a souvenir. So I thought, what was one thing that made me think about San Diego, and the young people here? And I thought Boobies. You heard me right. Breasts. You know why? Well here's why...

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:



These wrist bands are made by the "Keep A Breast" foundation, and are part of their new "I ♥ Boobies" Campaign. Here are some details about the campaign:

"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?






Trying something new with my hair is...

exciting! Or at least I think so...

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.

In case any of you are interested, I used the heat protectant I mentioned in my "bargain" post... you can find it here. Basically I took the upper section of my hair and pinned it up with a clip. Then I took small sections (between 1 and 2 inches each) sprayed them with the heat protectant and followed Elle's instructions. And when I awoke this morning... It was still perfectly intact. Or slightly looser but still gorgeous. Well worth the 30 minutes. Wouldn't you agree? Make sure to hop on over to Elle's blog or Youtube channel if make up or hair or any other beauty related thing interests you. =]






I'm back!

Or at least my computer is... sort of. She just kinda started up for me yesterday. I was hoping to repair my computer, but it just started right up saying that it had recovered from a crash or something. I'm definitely taking it to the shop when I get home.

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!


Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's...

MY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!



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

Tonight

Was my last night at work. It made me sad. And I didn't get to say goodbye to everyone. =[

I hope I'm back here soon...

You should know...

That my computer is broken.

Again.

I believe I need a new hard drive, which stinks.

I hate Dell. A lot.

I want a Macbook.

I am too poor.

I am using my brother's old computer so I don't have my signature saved on here.

Boo Hoo.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Yes, I am

doing another Musical Monday post. It seems to be the only theme post I can keep up with lately!

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!

Next up was another one that JC and I agreed was a pretty good, catchy one. I personally like the whistling in the beginning, but before recently I wasn't a fan... so here we go. It's Cee Lo Green with "What Part of Forever"



I told you the whistling was catchy! I love the instrumental sounds in the background. I don't know why I ever disliked this song!

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."



I love it. It makes me smile & makes my mind go to other places =].

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."



Don't you lie to me... I know you love them. ;-)

Now I'm off to grab some Subway & take it to the beach for a picnic with my lovely siblings. I'm sure there will be more pictures to come with that! =]

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

First thing... no matter what.

You wanna know the very first thing I'm doing on August 30th when I move back to school, no exceptions? Well I don't care, cuz I'm tellin' ya'll anyway.

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

Today....

is a big day for me. I'm unveiling my blog to my IRL (guys... it's in real life =P) friends. I've been working towards this for a long time. Pretty much since I started this blog. At first I was afraid. I didn't know what they'd thing of all my ramblings & for some reason I was more comfortable letting a stranger read, who had nothing previous to judge me on. Then I remembered that my friends are amazing people, who don't make big judgements about others. So I began to build up my confidence towards letting them read. And now that I have 3 (YES 3!) followers who do not know me IRL, then I figured now is as good a time as any to let them see it. So welcome friends! You know who you are, you know how you make me feel, and you know how much I miss you! Feel free to comment on ANYTHING! And let me know what you think. I'm nervous about this unveiling, but I'm excited to start a new chapter of openness of my thoughts with those who are close to me. Love you all! Enjoy!

Peace, ♥ , & Happiness =]

Monday, August 9, 2010

Musical Monday!

Welcome to my first real Musical Monday post!


First up, David Archuleta's new single "Something 'Bout Love"



So catchy! I LOVE IT!

And we're gonna keep up with the theme of David Archuleta today.

Here's an older one from the Deluxe version of his self-titled debut album "Waiting For Yesterday."



I've loved this song for quite some time.

Now 2 more....

This one is by Mike Posner titled "Cooler Than Me"



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."




WARM FUZZIES!

What do you think of these 4 songs? And sorry, there was no JB this time. I've got a lovely surprise coming for that one.

Happy Musical Monday!

15 days until I have to leave...

and it's going by way too fast! But this weekend was a good one. Friday was pretty good. A and I went shopping at an outlet mall in Carlsbad. Although I didn't buy anything, I did get to meet A's friend, and have some fun. Then we went out to Ross, Target, and Tilly's and I FINALLY found a piece of clothing that I've been looking for forever. And you will see it in the next Fashionable Friday. Saturday we went to A's friend's house for a 3 year old's birthday party. Fun! And GORGEOUS! They live in La Jolla, up on a hill that when you drive back down, you can see the entire shore line and it was absolutely breathtaking. We're going to go back to take some photos soon. I promise.
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

"Every night is disaster night when you work at Regal!"

and how true is that?

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."


One More Thing About Smiles...

I promise.

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!

Smile.

Ever since I got here I've been smiling.

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.

I'm here,

I'm healthy,

And I'm genuinely happy. =)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SMILING

From ear to ear for the past 2 hours. I love people who can make me do that.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Fashionable (Or not so fashionable) Friday!

So this "Fashionable Friday" I'm talking about a combo of two things I love that create something I absolutely HATE. (And I rarely use that word.)

The things I LOVE:

My shorts.

ethnic denim shorts Pictures, Images and Photos


Summer would be unbearable without them.



My UGG boots.






Winter & Fall would be pretty much unbearable without them.


And everyone knows that summer is a time where shorts are a necessity. And UGG boots are in style and pretty much has them. They are uber comfy and warm. And I will openly admit to having two pairs that are staples in my fall and winter wardrobe.

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???

It would irritate me if someone wore a winter jacket in the summer, UGG boots are essentially the same thing. A winter jacket for your feet. So why would anyone wear them in the summer? I put mine away once the snow begins to melt. (Which in New England is usually sometime around mid-March, early April.) Not only do I not want my nearly 200 dollar boots to get dirty and ruined, but my feet sweat like crazy. And don't get me wrong, I completely understand leaving the gym in your shorts with your gym shoes in a gym bag and your comfy UGG's on your feet. I don't begrudge anyone that, because I do it too. But people out here walk around like it's a fashion statement! I don't get it.

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

Boys, boys, boys...

"we love them, we love them!"

And doesn't Lady Gaga speak the truth? I've been having a lot of dreams and thoughts about boys lately. Which is odd. But sort of not. And if you knew me irl you would know that I have never been kissed and never had a boyfriend. And I'm not ashamed. To me, it just means that I'm waiting until the right person comes along to share those moments and "first" experiences with. (The kiss & boyfriend thing...) I am a very sentimental person, so that all means a lot to me.

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

This weekend was...

great. AMAZING. Tiring, yet restful. And exciting, touristy. Whatever. It was awesome.

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.

Redondo Beach

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Then when A's friend's husband got home from work, he took us down to Hermosa Beach, where they had the International Surf Festival going on. When you walk in to the immediate Hermosa Beach area, there is a line of huge palm trees on either side of the path. So cool.

Hermosa Beach


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After that we went to Westwood for dinner & Santa Monica to walk around and see the street performers.

And this is my favorite picture from the day =)


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It makes me smile.

Peace, ♥ & happiness =)

To hold you over until tomorrow's update post.

2 things I miss... a lot.


GLEE



and SNL (with or without JB but preferably with)




Enjoy!

And until tomorrow... sweet dreams!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My First Official "Thirsty Tuesday!"

Welcome to my first official "Thirsty Tuesday" !
Today's drink of choice (drumroll please!)





Simply Lemonade with Raspberry!
DELISH!

I bought a bottle last night and it's already 99.9% gone. Before I got here to California, I'd never seen or heard of it before. Now I see it everywhere! They even have 20 0z bottles like they do for Coke and Sprite etc. So neat! The only downsides are that it's kind of expensive ($2.99 per quart.) and that unlike most of the rest of the "Simply" line of lemonades, orange juice, and limeade, it has added sugar and other additives. But I find it's worth it. =]

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. =]


Neglected :-(

My blog is very much neglected. And I'm mad at myself for it! I promised!!!!! haha

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