Thursday, April 22, 2010

Single Digits

Remember this?
For the past 91 days this chain has hung by my desk and one by one it has gotten smaller and smaller. As of today... there is a single digit of links left. 9!!!!!!!!! I graduate in 9 days! Woo Hoo!
Happy finals week!
(Is that an oxymoron?)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Braggin' s

A couple weeks ago I got a mysterious invitation in the mail to "An Evening of Honors" that said I was nominated for honors. My response was, "I'm not going. What if I didn't even get an award. That would be awkward." But my mom made me go and her and my dad came too.
As a side note: I'm graduating college and my mom can still make me do things. What's wrong with this picture :)

Anyways, I went and turns out... I got an award! I am this years Outstanding Psychology Major. Every year they give it to one graduating senior. This year they gave it to two. The other one was a psych buddy of mine David Wang. I didn't mind sharing. After all, David's a genius, so that makes me look good right? :)

And the best part of all: I got my picture taken with Shawn E. Bear. My hero.

Friday, April 16, 2010

For The Record

Drew Carey wore them before Taylor Swift.
Just sayin'

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Let's All Just Give Up

In case you didn't know, I love Ingrid Michaelson. So, to celebrate my senioritis (and avoid my homework) I'd like to propose some of my own interpretation and insert some comments to one of her songs. It's called "Giving Up." I should point out I'm applying this to all parts of life, not just relationships.

What if we stop having a ball?
No worries. Trudge through that hard time and look for the little things that can bring a smile until you get back to the fun times.

What if the paint chips from the wall?
It happens. Things get tough. We get worn and tattered along the way. Repaint. Patching and makeshift repairs only work for so long. Repaint, preferably a color that makes your heart happy. Make the changes to be who you want to be.

What if there's always cups in the sink?
It doesn't matter. Learn to be okay without a perfectly perfect place. Sometimes there are more important things than having a clean kitchen/bathroom/house. Of course order and organization are wonderful and needful things. But every now and again, neglect those cups in the sink and spend time with the ones you love.

What if I'm not what you think I am?
If what they think you are is way better that what you are, shoot for that. Enjoy the love and strive to be better. And, take a second look. Maybe their perception is closer to the truth than yours. Cut yourself a break and see the good!
If what they think you are is less than who you think you are, prove 'em wrong. See who you want to be and be it. Forget what anyone else says or thinks. You're going places and they're going to get left behind if they can't keep up.

What if I fall further than you?
Whatever you do, do with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. If you crash and burn, your heart will only grow back bigger and stronger each time until you find that one thing your now humongous heart can be devoted to forever.

What if you dream of somebody new?
Babies! They just might be dreaming of a little one that will change both of your lives forever :)

What if I never let you win, chase you with a rolling pin? Well what if I do?
Cut it out. What's more important, to be right, or to be kind. Give in a little and be wrong sometimes (even if you KNOW you're right).
As for the rolling pin... everyone always loves a good game of tag now and again.

Cause I am giving up on making passes
Let life happen. And enjoy every minute. Do what you've gotta do. Make goals, dream big, then, once you're on the ride, Enjoy :)

and I am giving up on half empty glasses
Make 'em half full. There's much more that way.

and I am giving up on greener grasses
and enjoying the greenness of the grass on my side of the fence, right under my feet, right here, right now. Live life, and love it. Even when the grass is brown, love the variety you're given and know it will be green again.

I am giving up

What if our baby comes in after nine?
Love them anyways. We all mess up sometimes. Remember your low points and let those memories motivate you to help pull them back to higher ground.
Sometimes its okay to loosen the grip and let go a little. Freedom is something we all love. But limits of course are important too :)

What it your eyes close before mine?
Know they'll be waiting for you with anticipation on the other side :)

What if you lose yourself sometimes?
Ingrid answers this one pretty well:
Then I'll be the one to find you, safe in my heart.

Cause I am giving up on making passes
and I am giving up on half empty glasses
and I am giving up on greener grasses

I am giving up

So just this once... give up. It could do us all some good.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Road Buddies

Because I live 2 hours from home and my 2 closest friends all in different directions, I spend a lot of time on the road. And I love it. I get to take a brake from homework and stress and just drive and sing at the top of my lungs. From time to time I have a buddy that likes to travel with me.
Maybe I should explain...
I always love company on the road.
Happy traveling!