Monday, November 21, 2011

moving day.

first of all, this picture is from last week.
this is where clean laundry goes to die (my couch).
i like having clean clothes. i don't like putting them away.
also (before we get to the main event), 
here are some pictures from my rib mountain run this week.
icy ski lifts -- 
the snow-making machine on top of the mountain ( :
the trail i ran down on, all pretty and snowy --
(going to need to trade in my running shoes for snow shoes soon)
 and tracks from...something?! not really sure what.
forest chickens, maybe?
but most importantly, i've been in the process of moving this weekend.
yesterday, i moved some things.
this morning, i found some manly men to help move my big things --
now i've got maybe one more trip of stuff left before i'm all moved in.
expect pics of my awesome new place next time around.
hope you're all having an awesome week.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

that elusive sweatshirt. it is:
 tonight i made spaghetti squash for the very first time -- 
my bff emily used to make it but i'd never done it before.
all you have to do is pop it in the oven for like an hour and then it's awesome and ready to eat (after you take the seeds out). yum!
over the last few weeks, i said "goodbye" 
(sort of) to one of my friends, danger phil.
he started working in madison earlier this month.
here's a picture of him with his mom --
since he left, i'm moving into his apartment this weekend.
it has vaulted ceilings. i'm pumped.
this will probably be a separate blog post, so stay tuned for that ( :
one reason i'm excited to leave my apartment?
my freezer can't make ice properly.
i swear i fill the trays full of water. 
and yet...when i go to take the ice cubes out, they are only this big --
how is that possible?! i don't know.
also, just over ONE MONTH until i go to OHIO for CHRISTMAS.
speaking of christmas, we had our first snowfall this week.
^ it was not-so-impressive when i went to work in the morning but by the middle of the day, it was kind of crazy out there -- 
^ here's a picture i took this week that i like.
as i sat (parked) on the road, i watched this group of strangers gather and help push this car out of the intersection. maybe there are still some nice people out there after all. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

youyou + meme.

it's halftime during my buckeye game, so i figured it was about time for me to reply to my super-challenge by briane. his responses are probably more interesting than mine, so i advise you to check out his as well if you want so read something really fun.

1.If you could go back in time + relive a moment, what would it be? 

in 2003, i started my junior year of high school. i had a new group of friends -- "my boys," as i called them. we rallied behind a team we had never really cared about before (the florida marlins) and hung out at buffalo wild wings pretty much every day after school as we watched them win postseason games and eventually the world series. when they won, we celebrated with them. we were young and invincible. me and the boys went on to watch football together every saturday morning that year and become really good friends (still are, to this day) but that was how it all started -- that one moment when the marlins won the world series. 

2. If you could go back in time + change one thing, what would it be? 

DINOSAURS. i want some. i'd make sure they never got killed off by a meteor or whatever and then they'd hang out with me and be my pets. also they would carry me to work so i wouldn't have to deal with lame traffic (and those awful 25 MPH zones) every morning.

3. What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality? 

i don't watch a lot of movies / tv shows but i used to. my favorite show for a long time was "the OC," and i secretly wanted to be rachel bilson's character -- summer roberts. i think she is so pretty and i loved her character and her character's adorable boyfriend. 
but when it comes down to personality, i guess i'd have to go with the obvious -- kim from "keeping up with the kardashians." she's a workaholic but still manages to have fun plus she has an awesome (and attractive) family. don't get me started on her recent drama though. regardless of what anyone says, my opinion of her will never change -- she is cool and i still secretly want to be like her.
4. If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would you choose? 

...really? i guess i'd pick myself, but i wouldn't die. instead i would discover my incredible flying abilities  and travel around the world.

5. Name one habit you want to change in yourself. 

if i said i was un-careful about my money, that might be the understatement of a lifetime. i literally put zero thought into my finances, choosing instead to buy the things i feel like i need and save whatever else i can. somehow, i am still in the black but i wish i was more savvy with my $$.

6. Why do you blog? 

i started blogging because all the cool kids in the broadcast program did it (mostly this guy) and i wanted to fit in. now, i do it to stay in touch with my friends and family who live way-too-far away. plus, i like to write so it's fun for me. 

7. Name three people to send this to: 

BONUS: micae and rach ( :

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

who says / never say never.

first of all, thanks for the new cookware, mom (& mrs. d)!!
i love baking and it's even more awesome with two pans.
^ pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
anyway, i got within ONE STAMP of getting my sweatshirt...
...and then i finally got it.
twelve workouts in fourteen days?
if that doesn't deserve a free sweatshirt, i don't know what does.
(sadly, i was too lazy to take a picture of it. maybe next week...)
but i DID go to a halloween party after an AWESOME 
(ridiculous, unbelievable, heart-stopping) ohio state football game
and took some pictures there. 
this is courtney -- she taught me how to swim a few weeks ago.
(try to ignore my awkward leg)
after the game, i changed into my real costume:
p.s. this was sean's idea.
in case you're not sure who we are, here's a hint --
clever blog post title? yes, please.
and here's a picture of me with some of my other cool friends -- 
(jessi, jayson, emily, ryan and eric)
also the rib mountain run was a little rainy this week --
the end.
better blogging next week...i promise.