Thursday, December 30, 2010

Daily Dose

Your daily dose of Zac :) err... well I guess it's MY daily dose of Zac, because I'm pretty sure no one else needs a daily dose of Zac haha.


I hate break-ups. Obviously I haven't had a break-up recently, but one of my very close friends has. Break-ups suck ass. I mean having someone that is that close to you just leave is a huge blow. And it sucks because, as a friend, there is nothing you can do to make it better. I know because I've been there. Everyone tells you, "it's not your fault. It's his loss. He doesn't know what he's missing. He's stupid." But all you can think is, "It is my fault. It's my loss. He couldn't care less. There's something wrong with me." None of those things are true. But you won't be able to realize it until way after the fact. I hate seeing her like this. And it kills me that I can't make it better. And even though he's my friend too, I hate him for doing this to her. And I'm worried about her and what this break-up means for her. I just wish I could take away all the heartache in the world. Because it's truly the worst kind of pain.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Hair

So I dyed my hair again. No, I'm not one of those girls that dyes her hair all the time. I've never done any color besides blond. But see, I don't like how dark my hair gets in the winter. So one day last spring had Kelsey bleach my hair. And she did a great job, she did exactly what I asked her to do. But I realized that I didn't want to actually bleach my hair. So Tori (my hairdresser) put in some lowlights to balance out the bleach. Then the sun bleached that out, which ended up looking good. But then the summer came to an end and the sun went away and took my blond with it... and my roots grew in dark. So then I highlighted it to make the roots go away, but my mom thought it grew out funny. So she said she would pay to dye my hair darker. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I've decided I like it. It's very natural, and a little different.

Oh man, I just talked about my hair for an entire blog post. Seriously. What am I doing with my life? Haha

Cheering Up

And this is how I cheer myself up after being all depressed about Dexter :)


So I've been hearing about season 4 of Dexter for a long time now, and I finally got around to watching it. It wasn't the season finale that bothered me so much as it was the season premier of season 5.


So I already knew that Rita was going to die. Alan blew that one for me :p but I didn't know how or why. Really, it doesn't matter, what matters is how Dexter takes it. He thinks that he doesn't care, and he locks his emotions inside him, because that's what Dexter does best. But he does care, and at the end of the episode he finally shows us how upset he is. He says during his eulogy that she had found something in him that he didn't even know he had. Then he tells us that he realized that he really did love her too. And I am so distraught over her death. She's the one who held Dexter together and I don't know how he's going to work without her. I hate deaths on tv shows. They make me cry. And then I'm all sad and empty. Poor Dexter :(

Monday, December 27, 2010

Celebrities Giving Back

Perez Hilton posted about celebrities doing a food drive on Christmas Eve, and posted this picture along with his blog post. Look who that is on the left. Only my favorite person ever :) he's such a sweetheart.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dancing Through Life

When I went to go see Wicked on Broadway with my Dad, I absolutely feel in love with Aaron Tveit (Fiyero). He was new enough to the cast though that I couldn't find his version of Dancing Through Life anywhere. But now it's on Youtube :) and he's fantastic.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sad Panda

Don't ask about the title. Or the picture. Who knows where it came from. Ian maybe? I think he says sad panda a lot. Anyways, if ever anyone was a sad panda, it's me. Since my job has required me to work over break, I am forced to stay in Bellingham. I mean, it's not the end of the world, there are people here. And I'm making money. But my BEST friends aren't here. And my family isn't here. And my Renton/Seattle friends aren't here. And I'm living by myself. And I am NOT a loner. I am not one of those people who enjoys personal time. Screw personal time. I want people time. I like being with people, pretty much all the time. So it's gonna be a long week.

So what am I going to do with all this time? Well I brought back my guitar so I can actually learn it. My macbook has guitar lessons that I can download for free! So I'm going to teach myself how to do that. Tomorrow I'm teaching a lifeguarding class. I also might learn a choreographed dance. Zachary Levi posted it on Twitter and challenged his nerds to learn it before the new year. So I might do that. Who knows. I'm also re-watching the first season of Chuck because 1) I don't remember any of it since I watched it... 4 years ago maybe? and 2) because I'm already having Zac Levi withdrawals. Nobody believes me, but I'm going to marry him. People don't exist like him, he's the only one.

I'll also hang out with the few people that are here. Erik, Tiffany, Selena, Angela... I'm not sure who else is here. But I'll be ok. My biggest problem is that I don't like living by myself. I miss my roomies :(

Monday, December 6, 2010

So... Tired...

I. AM. SO. TIRED. Went to bed around midnight last night, got up around 5:30. Had a final at 8, been in the library since 9 studying for my next final at 3:30. And I'm about to pass out I'm so tired. And the library is freaking cold. Why is it so cold?

Anyways, while study breaking I found this website: Damn You Autocorrect. And I literally couldn't stop laughing. In the middle of the quiet floor of the library. Andie wins at life. So yea, I thought I'd share it all with you so you can get so enjoyment today even though it's finals week. God I hate finals. Only 2 more left.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pump up the Bass

Wait, that's not what I meant. What I meant to say was, FREAKING TURN OFF YOUR MUSIC. Really neighbors, really? Our neighbors throw the loudest parties. And, for those of you that know Ben, I'm not talking about Ben's apartment. Their parties are pretty quiet. It's the neighbors on the other side of us. I swear to God their stereo is right on the other side of my wall. I mean, I can literally hear every word of every song. I can even hear the drunken girls singing poorly. And on a normal weekend I wouldn't care. I mean we throw parties too. But it's FINALS WEEK. The weekend connecting DEAD WEEK to FINALS WEEK. Some of us have to study. Granted I'm not studying now. But I'll be studying in the morning. And I want to wake up early to do that. And I can't sleep because of the freaking Backstreet Boys playing loud enough to raise the dead. ARRGGGHHHHHHHH!

On another note, I've decided that Chuck has redeemed himself. The last two episodes of Chuck were PERFECT :) It was a rough start to the season, but it was all worth it. Completely and totally. And while I'd like to go to bed, I might just watch another Chuck because it's better than trying to fall asleep with the elephants next door. And of course I can't get enough of Zachary Levi. Don't worry Zac, we will be together one day. God those girls are bad at singing. And they have no idea what the words are to One Week by the Barenaked Ladies.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Man, I wish I was this good at photoshop. Dude photoshops celebrities into his holiday party pictures. That's awesome. I want an awesome picture with Nathan Fillion. Or maybe Zac Levi :)



Unrealistic. Completely unrealistic. Chuck, who is madly in love with Sarah, has been trying to get a real life with her for 2 seasons. And she finally wants a real life with him. To run away and live happily ever after. And of course I realize that the show would be over if that happened. But it is COMPLETELY unrealistic for Chuck to have ditched her. No way. No way. No way. Now they are not together anymore and I am very upset. I'm sure they'll fix it. But I need to not be stressed out because finals are coming up and I need to be able to focus and not be lost in Chuck world and how freaking stupid Chuck is. Why couldn't they just have Sarah have been on board with the Chuck spy thing. Then everyone could be a spy and Chuck and Sarah could be happy together doing spy things. Breath, Andie, breath. Goddammit. I love you Zachary Levi, and I want to marry you, but your character Chuck is PISSING ME OFF RIGHT NOW. Fix it. By the end of this episode so I can sleep and be able to study tomorrow. GAHHHHHH.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I'm Anorexic. According to Google. I love these personalized ads. First with the homework help and now with Anorexia/Bulimia help. I promise I'm not Anorexic, Google. I'm losing weight the healthy way. But thank you for worrying about me. I appreciate it. How nice to have a friend like you, Google.


I read somewhere that the people who are most successful at losing weight are the ones who make being healthy part of their identity. And I've been having a hard time staying on the bandwagon lately. So I'm just trying to remind myself: I am a healthy person. I like running, I am a runner. I'm a climber. I don't eat sweets. I don't eat cookies. I don't go out to eat. I like vegetables. I like being healthy. I don't like feeling bad about myself. I like being confident with my body.

In the immortal words of... what's-her-face, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

Fringe Trailer

I am such an emotional wreck right now. 1) from Chuck and 2) from waiting for this weeks episode of Fringe. SO AWESOME! I can't wait. And now I have to go try to study my brains out. Maybe I'll watch one more episode of Chuck to relax myself ;)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Zachary Levi

So I've decided that I want a boyfriend exactly like Chuck/Zachary Levi.

Since I'm all caught up on Fringe, House, Criminal Minds, Castle, Psych, and Grey's Anatomy, I figured I would move on to Chuck. Which I started watching during it's first season, but fell behind during the second. So this weekend I watched about 11 episodes of Chuck, and I remembered just how much I am in love with him. Zachary Levi is so adorable and perfect. He's funny, and he's a nerd but he's a cute nerd. He's so cute and he doesn't even realize it. I want a funny, adorable nerd who doesn't realize that he's adorable. I actually don't think real people exist like Zachary Levi, so really I should just go marry him. He has been officially added to my future husband list. He's 30, that's only 9 years older than me. Totally realistic right? And he's tall, 6'4" :)

On another note, it's 1:45 am and I'm still awake. Why? Because I slept in too much this weekend. It was AWESOME. But now I'm not tired. It's very unfortunate. I might start reading my book. Maybe that will tire me out.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go... LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW.

Ok so it's not actually snowing right this second. But it was earlier today. And it pretty much blizzarded 4 inches of snow on Friday. And the snow is putting me in SUCH a holiday mood. All I want to do is curl up in a warm blanket with hot cocoa and cuddle and listen to Christmas music with the people I love. Unfortunately I still have 2 tests before I get to go home for Thanksgiving. Then there are 2 weeks before Christmas break.

I'm still kind of hoping it snows more :) I don't care about how hard it is to drive. I'm such a child. I get so excited every time it snows. (P.S. IT STARTED SNOWING WHILE I WAS WRITING THIS :D)

Anyways, until I get to go home, I'll just have to make do with David Archuleta and his Christmas music to keep me in the holiday mood.

Crop Circles

Thursday, November 18, 2010


If I was a superhero, this is what I would look like: FREAKING AWESOME! Kelsey drew it for me :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Playing God

God I love them. I love her, and I love their videos. I swear nearly every single one of them is super creative, and fun to watch.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Love of My Life

As many of you know, I was graced by the presence of Bo Burnham this weekend. Kelsey, Kara and I went to his show on Sunday night and it was AWESOME. Bo is even more brilliant than anyone gives him credit for. He put on a terrific show, and he stays around to meet every single person who hangs out after the show. I was going to propose to him with a dollar store flower ring, and it was going to be hilarious, until I got closer and realized that I was an emotional wreck, and it would come off REALLY creepy, rather than funny. So I didn't. But I did tell him that I was PLANNING on doing it. And he laughed and said, "it's the thought that counts, or rather the thought that creeps." He was amazing. I am so in love. And he has dimples, which are like... my weakness. Funny boys with dimples. Give me one and I can't resist. So in honor of Bo's extreme awesomeness, here's a video from his show. I didn't record it, I found it on youtube. But I think it's my favorite song of his (new material-wise) but it was a show exclusive so you can't buy it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Another reason to love Katy Perry. It's actually quite an inspirational video.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween and Other Things

So I am currently sitting in the Underground Coffeehouse, attempting to study. I always forget how peaceful it is. I'm sitting next to the window, where I can look out over the bay, reminded of how beautiful Bellingham is. There are chairs, couches, studying and coffee all around me and there is piano music playing in the background. I almost feel like I could be in a movie. But I know the chaos is about to begin. I'm taking my time writing my lab report, but as the deadline comes closer, I'll wish I had worked on it more now. In 2 hours, there'll be a comedy show here. The quiet peacefulness will be gone and the loud search for a good spot will begin.

I'm feeling very poetic. That's what this place does to me haha. It makes me feel more artistic and calm. I suppose that would be a good thing, if it helped me focus. But it doesn't. Sitting here, I was reminded that I haven't told you all (my 6 followers) how Halloween went. Halloween was awesome. Our party was spectacular and our costumes were fantastic. The only thing missing was Meagan. Man I missed her this weekend. But we did have a lot of fun. Kelsey was on the manrage (my new word for man rampage) and got like a zillion phone calls that night. I just had fun visiting with friends/dancing. Then the next night we went to a Dead Parrot Show, then to Jasiek's party. Then I went to the bars. Only I decided I don't like the bars on Halloween. They are too crowded. But all in all it was a good weekend :)

I feel like there's not much else to tell about it. Except that it's a huge bummer to go back to school. I always feel like we should have a break but nope, it's right back to the grindstone. Still 3 weeks until Thanksgiving. God, I wish this quarter was over. On that note... back to the grindstone.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Call to Action

Can it really be a call to action if I'm the only one who requires action?

Nonetheless, I've had an awful two weeks. I had my hell week where I had about 6,000 things due. Then I got sick, so I haven't been able to work out in 2 weeks, and I've been eating high-calorie sick food. So I feel like I've gained back about 5 of the pounds that I've lost :(

Then this week I've been getting grades back from hell week. And I didn't do so well. Like I did really, really, really bad. So I was really depressed earlier today. But instead of moping, I've developed a call to action for myself. For Chemistry, I will read and outline the chapters before the lectures. Then before the test I will go into his office hours and ask him what kind of "little" things will be on the test. I will work on my chemistry homework way early in the tutoring center.

For Physiology I will devote more time to studying before the test. I will make notecards, and I will talk to Brilla to see if it's possible to bring my grade back up, and what I need to do. I will also finish my lab report next week so I have time to edit it.

For Physics, I will work on the homework with Erin in the tutoring center and I will study a LOT more.

With these things, I will bounce back from my bad grades and I get good grades. It will be hard but I can do it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Is this not the coolest thing you've ever seen? That's a pumpkin! Most awesome pumpkin carver ever.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Right after I made that last post, this add came up on the side of the page. I laughed. Google understands my pain. Thanks Google for trying to help me. I wish it was that easy. I might actually take a look at the website though and see if it helps. I'm also visiting Alex tonight, who said he could help me. Hopefully between those two things, I'll be able to finish my chemistry homework without literally tearing my hair out and breaking down into uncontrollable sobs. Cross your fingers for me! Ha.


Have I mentioned before how much I hate chemistry? If I haven't, let me make it clear to you now. I hate chemistry with a fire-y, burning passion, more than anything in the entire world. If I was able to go back in time and stab the person who first started studying chemistry, I would. When this quarter is over, I am going to literally stab my chemistry book with a huge knife. Then I am having a bonfire with Erin to burn the pages one by one, and we will dance around the fire in a sketchy ritual that involves some sort of spell that will kill chemistry forever.

That's how much I hate chemistry.

Though all of these feelings are merely made worse by the fact that not only do I have a chemistry test, chemistry homework and chemistry lab due this week, but I also have physics homework, a physics test, an exercise physiology lab report and a physiology test. All this week. How on earth am I supposed to do that. I was supposed to study A LOT over the weekend. And I did, except I had the hardest time focusing. I swear I spent an hour staring at my lab report trying to figure out what to write. I went to work on the chemistry homework with Kari, but spent most of my time helping her with the problems I had already done. So now I have more than half of my chemistry homework to do, and I STILL have to write the discussion section of my physiology report (which is the hardest and requires research that I haven't done because I don't know where to start) and both are due tomorrow.

God I'm screwed. I feel like my head is going to explode from the stress. I can't wait to freaking be done with undergrad and go to grad school where things actually matter and are interesting to me and where CHEMISTRY IS NO WHERE TO BE SEEN. Screw you chemistry.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Junk Mail

Do you ever go through your junk mail. I do occasionally and I get a lot of emails like this one:

Dearest one,

Permit me to inform you of my desire to go into business relationship with you , after going
through your profile and I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to the nature of my proposal,which requires a reputable and trustworthy person. Someone who will be kind and sincere to me.

l am Miss Jessica Anoh the only daughter of late Mr and Mrs Basil Anoh My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, he was poisoned to death by his only brother (My Uncle) and his business associates on one of their business meeting. My mother died on the 20th october 1995 and my father took me so special because l am motherless. Before the death of my father on 29th november 2008 in a private hospital here in Abidjan,he secretly called me on his bedside, when I sat down to listen to him, he started crying,when I aksed him why?
(1) He complained that I am too young to be managing my life with no one to take care of me.
(2) That I have not finished my university education as he planned for me, he revealed to me that he has a sum of $5.5Million USD (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) left in a security company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as the only daughter for his next of kin in deposit of the funds.

She goes on to say (at great length) that her Uncle is the one who poisoned her father and that he is out to kill her as well to get the money. She says that she needs a foreign business partner to be her guardian in the US to help her with all her money. And that if I do this I will get 15% of her money. I always think these are really funny. And I've always wanted to send an email back and make it really intense, like a CIA operation or something. Really sketchy and stealthy like. You know something like:

Dearest Jessica,

I accept your offer. It is too dangerous to converse over email. I'm sending you a letter with a code in it. Break the code, and you'll have all the answers you need. If you have any questions, you can find me where the crow flies. Watch your back.


Literal Movie Trailers

So funny. And catchy. It's been stuck in my head all day. "He needs a nose, and he needs some sleep. And some new glaaaasssses." Haha there are also literal music videos and those are funny too. Check out "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My New Scale

I finally bought myself a scale yesterday! I hadn't weighed myself in a couple weeks so I was pretty excited, as I should have been... I now weigh 160 pounds :) That's a 10 pound weight loss over 2 ish months I think. 160 is by no means my goal weight, but it's nice to be able to say that I've lost 10 pounds.

On that note, I've been doing really well, I think I'm on my way to a legitimate lifestyle change. I feel a little gross today though because I had a poppyseed muffin for breakfast instead of the yogurt that I usually do. Which wouldn't be the end of the world except I had one yesterday too. Zach brought us muffins and now there's a whole bunch of them in the kitchen. What usually helps me though is remembering how gross I feel now. So that next time I'm tempted I can remind myself that I don't want to feel this gross again. Tomorrow I will NOT eat a poppyseed muffin, and I will go to the gym and run while I watch Criminal Minds and I will feel much better :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010


First off, let me say that I know this picture is kind of depressing looking. But it's also kind of cool. And it's what came up when I typed in, "drowning". I don't really feel like that. So don't worry haha.

That being said, I went to a Chem 123 study group today, and I already feel like I'm drowning (hence the picture). I mean the tutoring session wasn't too bad, it actually helped quite a bit. It's the fact that once again I have no idea what is going on in Chemistry. How does that happen. I'm so sick of it. I'm sick of feeling stupid and working so hard and not getting anything out of it. I will be so happy when I'm done with Chemistry and I can actually get good grades. I honestly believe that all of my grades would be better if I didn't have to take that godforsaken class. Then, when I'm stressed about one thing, all the little things add up to make my head explode. Like the fact that I need to clean my room, and that I left my dad's cell phone charger in Leavenworth (after leaving MY charger in Ellensburg last weekend), and being worried about my Physiology test, and needing to find a private tutor but not having the money to pay for it, and other things (er... well one specific thing) that I don't want to talk about online for the world (meaning the 6 people who sometimes read this) to see.

Also, it's 11:37 and I am freaking tired because I had to get up early to drive home from Leavenworth today. How did it get so late. No one knows. I'm losing my mind.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dwight Clark Found

They found Dwight Clark today. He was found dead in the Bellingham Bay by a log lagoon or something. I don't even know what else to say about it. It's so... immensely sad. I mean, this kid was one of us. He lived in Nash, he was going through the same experiences I went through three years ago. What was so different about him than any of us? It could have been anyone. I've spent years telling my parents how safe Bellingham is, and how safe my campus is. That ideal has been completely shattered. They say that there is no evidence of foul play (yet) but there has to be. How else does Dwight end up in the bay miles from where he was last heard from? And that scares me. Someone in MY CITY. Killed this boy. How am I supposed to ever feel safe here again?

I send all of my well-wishes to the family. His poor mother lost her husband when Dwight was in eighth grade (so I read). That poor woman has lost her husband, and now her son. I can't even imagine what that must be like. Hopefully she has other family to get her through this.

R.I.P. Dwight Clark

Michael Bayifier

This website is dedicated to "Michael Bayifying" your photos. It's pretty freaking awesome. For those of you that don't know, Michael Bay is director. Who always stars Shia Labeouf, and likes bombs and high speed car races. Think Transformers.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Kelsey just showed me this website. And I almost died laughing. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dwight Clark

My mom called me today to inform me of the disappearance of Dwight Clark. Dwight Clark is an 18 year old freshman at Western this year. Of course I already knew he had gone missing. I got an emergency alert email from the school. But we get those all the time and they are usually something like, "students seen slashing tires" or, "kid gets robbed in the arboretum." Plus, Western has a reputation for being very safe. I have always felt very safe on Western's campus, and in Bellingham in general. So I didn't think too much about it. But it's been 4 days since he's been missing. And I watch wayyy too many crime shows to know what that means. I've been brainstorming. Andrea said that she thinks he probably got hit by a drunk driver who dumped his body. Mom thinks that's unrealistic since drunk drivers just drive away. So then what else could have happened to him? What scares me is the thought that somebody drove up and kidnapped him. Who kidnaps an 18 year old boy? Who in BELLINGHAM kidnaps an 18 year old boy. It scares me. And I'm scared to go almost anywhere in the dark now. But I guess all we can do is wait it out and pray that he makes it home safely. Here's a link, in case you want to read more about it/help.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Settling In

It's been five days since class started, and five days since I started my new job. I don't feel quite back to normal but I'm getting there. It's hard to get back into the swing of homework and studying and classes. All I want to do is hangout with my friends and work as a Physical Therapy aid. But unfortunately I have to go to class and I have to do homework. I'm not sure how hard my classes are going to be yet. I think this week will determine it. Physics doesn't seem too bad, and so far I've been rocking the homework. Chemistry is... well it's Chemsitry and I hate it. But I hear it's supposed to be the easiest of the Gen. Chem. series so hopefully I'll do well. And I'm not sure at all about Physiology. The teacher is kind of weird and it's hard to get a sense from her as to what kind of class this is going to be.

Work is good. Although I spend a lot of time doing nothing. I babysat this kid on Wednesday. His name was Nevin. And he had a bat named Jake. He also took two spinning stools and called them horses. The blue one's name was Blue. And the brown ones name was Brownie. He was a creative child.

On Friday we crashed the VU dance party. We went drinking at Ben's first, which is ironic because the beginning of the year VU party is supposed to be non-alcoholic. It's supposed to show the freshman that you don't have to drink to have fun. But we did. I also gave my phone number to this kid named Zach from the Dead Parrots. I straight up walked right up to him and said, "Hey, I'm Andie. I think you're cute." Who does that? Me, apparently. He seemed very flattered though and put my number into his cell phone. Then didn't call me haha. Not that I cared, I didn't honestly think he would. It was just really fun to do, and you know, if I can get used to giving guys my number, eventually some one will call me back. And it makes a really good story when you do it. :)

Long story short. I think it's going to be a good year.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham. The genius. The comedian. My future husband. Commented to me on facebook. It totally just made my night :) I am going to meet him in November for his concert.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The End of an Era

Tomorrow I move back to Bellingham. And it's kind of bittersweet. I mean, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Bellingham. I love Western, I love my roommates, I love my friends, I love my major, and I think I'm going to love my new job. But this summer has been the best summer of my life thus far. There was the trip to Hawaii, which was perfect. I was in paradise with all of my favorite people. My family and my best friends. I love my job at HMAC. I got to manage this year and I got to be closer to a lot of the lifeguards at the pool. This picture on the right actually is of some friends at Phil's party. My internship was fantastic. Las Vegas was perfect. Since I was 21 I was actually able to do things with my friends from work. And I flirted with a few boys.

I was feeling... melancholy. I don't know if that's the right word. I was stuck in a rut last year. I felt like I was sad a lot of the time, and I'm usually the happy optimistic one. I was having trouble with boys, I was having trouble with school, I was unhappy with work. This summer helped me set my reset button. I feel much happier, and more self-confident. Though I will NOT be pursuing any Bellingham boys this year (no offense if you're a Bellingham boy, because you make great friends, but you are shitty at anything more than that) I realize that I am desirable and I don't have to be sad about my relationship status. Things will happen for me eventually. Not with a Bellingham boy. But maybe a Seattle boy. Or any other city. I have time.

Anyways, the point of all of this is that it's been an absolutely, positively perfect summer. I wish it could last longer, but alas nothing lasts forever. Thus it is time to push forward with newfound strength and goals. Bring it on senior year.

Monday, September 13, 2010

High Street Ballers

And since I just posted the Bellingham State of Mind song, I HAD to post the High Street Ballers. Because 1) they came first, and 2) they're my buddies :) I've been friends with Alex and Riley since freshman year. They're kind of minor celebrities on campus because they perform at open mic night sometimes. They also have another band. A more serious one. But High Street Ballers are my favorite.

Bellingham State of Mind

SO AWESOME. I've seen these guys perform at Western in their comedy club the Dead Parrots Society. They are so cool.

Monday, August 16, 2010


The insomnia is back. Lovely. I think part of it is because it is WAY TOO FREAKING HOT. I mean, Vegas was hotter, but there was air conditioning everywhere. We don't have air conditioning because it's only useful for 1 month of the year. Also I slept in really late this morning, which was a bad idea. My brain is also pretty active. What's on my mind tonight:

1) Internship tomorrow morning. I love that internship, but after a week of doing whatever I want, it's gonna be hard to go back.

2) My health challenge! The views are going down per week and I'm not quite sure how to change that. This week should be more exciting though :) Firstly, because I lost three pounds in Vegas! And secondly because the exercise challenge is going to be to dance every day until you sweat.

3) Mom told me that I was being a stalker, but I want to add Benny on youtube. I don't think I'm being a stalker, I don't want to creep, I just want to be friendly. I want him to know that he (and the rest of the boys) made my entire trip. And I think it's great how wonderful they make people feel. I don't think that's weird. Erin said to go for it since he's so attractive ;) haha. And honestly, I know that I don't have a shot. But why not at least send him a message? He'll either be friendly back to me and it'll be TOTALLY worth it, or he won't answer, and I'll never see him again anyways so it won't matter if he thinks I'm a creeper. Ha.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vegas Baby!

So I got back from Vegas yesterday and I had an excellent time. It was an absolutely perfect trip. We spent the first day walking the strip, shopping a little and then eating a light dinner at Gilley's in Treasure Island. The next night was slightly frustrating, as the girls decided they did not want to go clubbing. We instead ate dinner and drank at a bar, which was fun! But Selena and I wanted a bit more adventure so we went to the Studio 54 club for a while, and then tried to find another club, without luck. Next night was Thunder from Down Under! I was excited, but also a little sketched out because I wasn't at all sure what to expect. Hanna was even worse. Kelly didn't seem too excited either, and Kassi could go either way. So we were with a pretty mild group. But the show was AWESOME. The boys were so attractive and such great dancers. It's crazy how insane women go over these boys. I mean all they had to do was shake your hand and ask how you were doing in this gorgeous Australian accent and every girl swooned. My personal favorite was the host, Benny. I've always had a thing for dimples and he's got these adorable dimples and a great smile, AND he was funny. After the show Selena asked him to give me a hug and it was pretty much the greatest hug ever. He said, while hugging me, "tell me you'll never leave me," and I basically squealed, "I'll never leave you!" I was literally giddy afterwards. I've decided that we're destined to be together. I'm going to marry him ;) His picture is in the post below since I can't seem to figure out how to format 2 pictures in one post. Afterwards we went back to Studio 54 and had a great time. Hanna and Kassi were awesome for being in their first club.

The girls left on Thursday, but since I booked the wrong flight I didn't leave til Friday. Luckily Mr. Alex Nelson saved the day by arriving in Vegas on Thursday with his friends. So I hung out with them that night and had SO much fun. I went to the Rio with them and their room was so nice! Then the club we went to (Voodoo) was on the 51st floor and on the roof. So we could look over the entire strip. It was so fantastic. His friends were so nice to me and a couple of the boys were really good dancers :) I did feel horribly hung over though the next day. Remind me to never mix alcohols again. I had rum, vodka and gin all in the same night. Dumb, dumb idea. The next day I went to Urban Outfitters for some shopping therapy and then headed home. Perfect trip :)

Benny :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I found this at College Humor and I thought it was really funny :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Health Challenge

I've decided to start making videos to help motivate myself and others to become healthy and active in the way they live their lives. Here's my first video, let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Criminal Minds

I just watched the saddest episode of pretty much any TV show ever. *SPOILER* It was the episode of Criminal Minds where Hotch's family gets killed by the Reaper. If you watch the show at all, then you know Hotch and how serious he is. And even though his life is the job, he lives for his family. The Reaper tricked Haley into meeting him at the house and then let her call Hotch. She got to say goodbye to him and then the Reaper shot her while they were on the phone. While we don't see Hotch happy very often, we don't see him sad either. I cried so hard watching how much pain Hotch was going through. The only light was that Hotch's son Jack survived and Hotch ended up killing the Reaper. But I really don't think I've ever cried while watching a TV show before. This one had me crying like a baby. Poor Hotch :(

In other news, my internship is going great. Dan is an awesome teacher and all the people that work there are great. Colin taught me today how to apply ice and stim, so now I can ALMOST do that on my own. And I've been trying to ask more questions, which means I'm learning more too. Work is good. Today was my first day off in 10 days. I'm exhausted. But I also love it. I forget how much I really love my summer job at HMAC until I'm there. But it really does make me happier than a lot of things. I'm trying to get a secondary internship at my grandparents retirement home and I'm looking into PT application prep. I've decided I want to go to Boston University. I think it looks SO cool. But of course I have no idea whether I'll get in or not. I'll have to apply next fall though because they start school in May and I won't have even graduated by then. This weekend I'm going to Ellensburg for Alan's 21st birthday so I'm super excited about that. I'll let you know how it goes :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


So this is going to end up being a really long post because I haven't posted anything in like... 2 weeks and SO much has happened since then. Firstly, the reason why I'm choosing to write this post now is because I can't fall asleep. I was home all day today and pretty much just watched crime shows all day long. So I think I watched one too many and now I'm a little freaked out. Everyone else is asleep so it's just me in the dark house :/

Secondly, the reason why I was home all day today was because I celebrated my 21st birthday last night! It was absolutely perfect. Meagan came from Spokane to visit me and we spent the first part of the day at the mall. We had lunch, went to see Eclipse and then found outfits to wear for the night. Then my dad drove us to the Mariner's game, and it was a good game! We ended up losing in the 9th (grrrrr) but we missed that part so we could make it to the bars on time. We kind of got lost but once we got there we had a lot of fun :) It was me, Meagan, Dana, Tasso, Ian, Dale, Maggie, Trevor, Mark and Phil and everyone got along really well. I had a lot to drink but I didn't get sick. Then dad came to pick us up and he took us to 13 coins for food. He's pretty much the greatest dad on the planet.

Then there was HAWAII. It was so awesome. Oahu was really cool. There was lots of good shopping and we went to Hanauma Bay (which was gorgeous) and walked down to the beach and saw the Arizona Memorial. And there were SO many cute boys. Then after 3 days we met up with the rest of the Chagodfords on Maui. Maui was great, we did lots of snorkeling. We saw turtles! Like lots of turtles. We went scuba diving where we saw more turtles and a GIANT EEL. Just like from the Little Mermaid. I learned to surf with the Chandlers and we went on a hike to Iao Valley. For my actual 21st birthday we had a luau! It was really cool. There was so much good food! And they taught us to hula and we had a free bar. All in all it was a fabulous trip. I've decided that my new favorite word is kuuipo. It means sweetheart in Hawaiian and they have it on a lot of jewelry. I have a ring now that has kuuipo on it. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The 10 College Commandments

I found this at College Humor and it made me giggle :)

Student was searching for divine inspiration. Student walked high on the mountain of knowledge and came across God. Student asked God how to live life as a college kid should. And God said unto him, follow these Ten Commandments and you shall be all a college kid is. And Student thanked God and it was good. And Student spread the Ten Commandments of College to all.

I- Thou Shalt Nap
And God gave unto Student a great gift, the gift of napping. God said to him, You shall spend half your day napping. You shall nap in class, in your room and in your friend's room. And God said, if you don't nap, you will not be able to stay up all night drinking. And Student said, Nap I shall, and it was good.

II- Thou Shalt Get Sick All the Time
Now God said to Student, you must be sick all of the time. And student said why. And God said unto him, you shall share drinks, stay up too late, drink too much and make out with people you don't know. Therefore, God said, you shall be sick all year round. But God said, blessed are the sick for they have partied the hardest. And it was good.

III- Thou Shalt Write Witty Away Messages
Student asked, but God, how will I show everyone that I am funny? And God said unto him, thou shall write witty away messages. God said to student, you shall never just say you are in the shower, you shall say you are getting wet and the shower. You shall never say you are at class, you shall say you are class. God said, if you do not write witty away messages, I shall smite you. Blessed are the funny, for they will get many girls to be their friends but never hook up with them. And it was good.

IV- Thou Shalt Wear a Hoodie

And then Student asked God, God how do I look like a college kid. And God said unto student, you must wear a hoodie, for it is a useful garment. And you shall never wash it either. Student asked God what kind of Hoodie should it be and God said, you shall own one with your school's logo on it and you shall own many others of varying colors and creeds. And Student was pleased and God was pleased.

V- Thou Shalt Shit a Lot
And Student asked of his bathroom habit and God told him, Student, you shall eat in the Cafeteria and you shall shit a lot. And it will not be good shit, it will be the shit of the devil for your ass shall burn for hours. Your school shall put laxatives in their food and you shall feel their pain. And Student began to weep, and God said unto him, Student, fear not the shit, for all your fellow students will be experiencing the same. And Student dried his eyes and thanked God and God told him to use wet naps to ease the pain.

VI- Thou Shalt Eat EasyMac
Student asked unto God if there was any alternatives to the cafeteria, and God said to him, you shall eat a lot of EasyMac. It is easy to make and you don't need milk or a stove. And student said microwaves were forbidden by the RA. And God said to him, you shall hide the microwave under your bed with a towel on top. And Student asked, what if it is discovered. And God told him to stop being such a pussy, and it was good.

VII- Thou Shalt Hook Up
Student then asked of sex. And God said, Student, you shall hook up and be happy. You shall go home with random people every weekend and forget about them the next day. You shall see them at class and be awkward amongst their company. You shall exchange saliva at bars and parties and it will be good. And Student became gleeful and God told Student to wrap it up because He knows where she has been, but Student does not.

VIII- Thou Shalt Join a Club and Never Go to Meetings
Student inquired of his spare time and God reminded him that he should be napping. But Student said he wanted to do other things. So God said unto him, you shall join a club at the beginning of the semester, but then never go to meetings. And Student asked why he should not go to meetings, and God told him, because the glee club is gay. And Student understood His wisdom.

IX- Thou Shalt Wake Up Confused

God said to Student, there will come many a day when you shall wake up in the bed of another and not know where you are. You will not remember what you did last night and you shall be confused. You will see that you have nipple rings and a tattoo now and are covered in Sharpie. And Student was disturbed by this, but God said, you shall tell great stories about it to your friends someday. And Student understood and God took a sip of a beer.

And God gave Student the final Commandment

X- Thou Shalt Gain Weight

And Student wished to hear the final commandment and God said he would not like it. But Student insisted, so God said unto him, you shall gain weight. However, God said, you will not buy new clothes, so you will wear sweat pants a lot. God said, Student, you will watch a lot of TV and become fat to which Student wept profusely. But God comforted Student saying, you will still get ass even if you cannot tie your shoes anymore. Student felt better and God pointed to Student's chest saying, those will soon be bitch tits. And it was good.

This is the word of God, follow the Ten Commandments of College or you will be smote!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Song of the Day

Now that I've discovered how to embed music on to my blog, I'll be posting a lot of songs. This one is a bit old school. Michelle Branch was my favorite artist all throughout middle school, high school, and most of college. Here's to the good old Michelle.

Michelle Branch - Breathe
Found at