New Year's Resolutions
So, I’ve never consciously made New Year’s Resolutions before. Every time the new year comes around, I see all the magazines giving “Resolution Tips” and people are all saying, “My resolution this year is to go to the gym more often!” I just never did it unless it was an assignment in middle school or something, and even then, I just wrote out something that I...
Lose 5 lbs. I can do this. There is no reason that I can’t lose 5 lbs in December. No reason that Christmas cookies should keep me from this goal. No reason at all. I didn’t do this. Obviously from the “tone” of this goal, I was setting myself up for failure anyway by doubting it, but this month really was a mess for me. Finals week + getting my wisdom teeth out +...
I just bought my textbooks for winter quarter. $481.87. Ouch. A lot. So this quarter’s purchases are: MyMathLab Student Access Kit - Statistics didn’t have an actual textbook which is kinda nice since I never used my math book for my last math class. I really like MyMathLab, it’s a good program. Biology Lab Manual Supplement - These are just a bunch of handouts for my biology...
Christmas 2010 - Part 2
Presents Edition! I know no one really cares what anyone else got for Christmas (except for the few nosy people such as myself, but I’m also the person addicted to “What’s In Your Bag” videos, so I guess that says a lot about me…), but I figured I’d post these up anyway because…well, I took the pictures so I ought to post them somewhere! These...
Game Review - Final Fantasy X
I know that there’s a lot of negativity toward Final Fantasy X and X-2, for a lot of justifiable reasons in my opinion, but there’s something about these games that I really like despite all their flaws. Part of it, I’m sure, has to do with the fact they’re the first two Final Fantasy games I played, so there’s memories there, and I still feel the awe that I first...
You know that feeling when you listen to some music, and you feel like, “Oh this is one of those albums that I’m gonna play over and over again and never feel tired of, not because it’s insanely catchy and I’m being brainwashed by a bunch of greedy producers, but because this music is pure magic.” Well, that’s Utada’s Ultra Blue to me right now. ...
Christmas 2010 - Part 1
Well, it’s December 26, so Christmas is officially over. :( I can’t say my Christmas was exactly perfect thanks to certain family members, but overall I still enjoyed myself for the earlier part of the day and my presents were amazing (I know that sounds pretty crap - the people sucked, but at least the presents were good! - there were really only 2 people who managed to ruin the...
amber-eyes-deactivated20121226 asked: I have wondered how you answer on my questions in your blog as a new blog that shows up as "via thehuhu" and then my question and then your answer ... I still don't fully get tumblr
So I have a few things to talk about in no particular order that aren’t really related to each other at all. So I’m gonna do this post bullet-style. Fables: I heard about Fables first from a make-up guru of all people. Michelle Phan was a fan of the series, particularly James Jean who did the cover art for the comics, and she mentioned him in her “What’s in my...
everyone is talking about the new login page..
one-twenty-five: watchmelove: and i’m just sitting here like: you guys sign out? I rarely reblog. But this was sooo good. I was like, what the eff are they talking about? So I logged out… and OHHHHHHHHHHH, now I get it. It’s funny cause it’s true. Seriously, who ever logs out? (ps this is a tumblr thing) …I’m going to log out now…
So you are telling me if I put on a nighttime cream against my unclean skin it would be more effective? And does the Olay stuff also help with bit of hanging eyelids? *fascinated* (via thehuhu) Not unclean skin, no. You still want to clean your skin at night - especially at night, actually. Think of all the dirt and dust floating in the air, and all of the times you touch your face during the...
So I’m kind of obsessed with skincare. It’s the original reason for me wanting to go into nursing (my ultimate goal is to work in a dermatologist’s office ♥), and it’s been an obsession of mine since I was roughly 13 years old and had craptastic acne for the next 5-6 years until I was finally put on Accutane which solved the acne problem. My morning skincare routine...
I sleep in really weird positions and I never stay still when I sleep. I’ll fall asleep on my right side, then wake up with the blankets twisted around me, a pillow on the floor, on my stomach. I’ve been trying to get in the habit of sleeping on my back because, let’s face it, it’s the best position for a lot of reasons, but my vain side mostly likes it because of wrinkle...
Excuse me while I savor every page. The new magazine smell is amazing and something about Vogue makes me feel very sophisticated while I read it. + Natalie Portman is on the cover and while she tends to leave me kind of “eh” with her performances, I’m always really excited to see what she’ll be in next because I just know that one day I’m going to be blown away by...
Well I was planning on knitting a hat and tackling knitting with circular needles but a friend of mine recently asked me to knit a scarf for him and as it was my first request from someone other than a family member or fellow artsy-fartsy kind of person, I was so flattered that I immediately accepted. Not to mention, it’s my first “guy” scarf which presented a sort of challenge. ...
Happiness & Butterflies
It’s 11 AM and I’m just kind of waking up. Usually if I woke up this late, I’d have a killer headache that wouldn’t go away for the rest of the day, but thanks to the drugs I was given for the wisdom tooth surgery (which are the reason I slept in so late to begin with), I feel really, really good. This has been a surprisingly okay week despite some things being not-so-good...
Well today I had the sudden realization that I completely forgot the boyfriend’s birthday on Sunday. This obviously made me feel like a total loser because Sunday wasn’t even the day of my surgery. I don’t even really remember what I was doing on Sunday. I mean, I was coming down from my high on Saturday (the day of the HP exhibition) and we were all pretty tired because it had...
Passed all finals
Chemistry final grade: A Communication final grade: A Nursing Math final grade: B Not bad at all. I’d have liked A’s all over but I’ll take the B and just keep in mind that I did steadily improve in that class. Woohoo, first quarter of nursing pre-reqs done!
Yesterday & Tomorrow
Yesterday: Absolutely amazing. I went to the Harry Potter Exhibition and it literally felt like my birthday. I can’t even describe how awesome it was to stand in the mostly dark room and then hear the train whistle and turn to see this blinding light and fog everywhere and see the scene of the Hogwarts Express and this figure with a big coat holding a lantern beckoning us all into...
Last final tomorrow morning
So far I’ve been happy with my exam results. I got lucky on how quickly I got my results back for those two - one was online and completely multiple choice so I knew instantly what I got, and the other was done on a scantron form so that made it really easy for the teacher to grade quickly and I knew my result the day after the exam. Tomorrow’s exam, however, will take 3 days to get...
C25K W1D1 ✓ Laundry (2 loads) ✓ Study Watch Invincible Youth episodes 10 & 11 to avoid studying ✓ Eat healthy ✓ Clean fish tank Gotta be honest, I’m pretty impressed with myself. *smirking*
C25K Day 1
Completed C25K Day 1. It was annoying because I took pity on Lulu and brought her along. Never bring a stubborn lhasa apso on a run. She made it bloody difficult and she’s never coming on a run with me again. :P Otherwise, I really enjoyed it. It was surprisingly easy, I probably could handle starting off with week 2 instead of 1, but I want to ease myself into it so maybe it’s better...
93% on my chemistry final, giving me an A in the class. I feel awesome right now. 95% on my communication final was also very nice but I figured I’d do well on that one. All that’s left now is my nursing math final on Friday which I’m a little nervous about. I can afford to do fairly on it but I can’t afford to fail it completely. I’ve never failed one of her tests...
Mm, Coffee & Cheesecake ♥
Steph is a copycat
So, I’m totally going to copy christinadoeslife (again! :P Gosh, Steph, where’s your originality?). I can’t help it! She has such a good blog and I really want to try the 30-day paleo challenge but not enough to do it at Christmas so that’s going to happen in January. No, I’m talking about the C25K (Couch to 5K) running plan. Basically, it’s a 9 week plan that...
Review: Black Swan Rising
So, I might be a little biased in this review by the simple fact that I adore Carol Goodman. She has won 1st place as my favorite author in the past year or so, beating out my long-time favorite Francesca Lia Block. Lee Carroll is a pseudonym for Carol Goodman and her husband Lee Slonimsky, who has written a lot of poetry for Goodman’s previous novels and is absolutely fantastic as well. ...
I don’t understand why there are so many people who say that rice is tricky to make. I think that rice may very well be the easiest thing on the planet to cook. One cup of rice, two cups of water, bring it to a boil, turn it to the lowest setting on the stove, wait 10-15 minutes, take a test-bite, then either turn it off and let it sit for a few minutes or keep it going for a few more...
Operation: Weight Loss [when did this become an...
So in an effort to keep the weight loss moving along, I’ve decided to do the ultimate control freak thing and start writing down a schedule for working out and a meal plan. I don’t even care that this is so neat-freaky, I was already getting a little sad that the end of the quarter meant my planner wouldn’t be used for the next few weeks - I now have an excuse to keep using it! ...
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you...– The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (via 500daysofkissingmypillow)
A Little Bit About Me
I’m 5’5” or 5’6” (I’m not sure which, different nurses have told me different heights), but I would really like to be shorter. No real reason, I just like the idea of being 5’2” or 5’3”. I change my hair on a regular basis, whether it’s cutting it or dyeing it or even getting a perm as I did on one occasion. Right now, I’m...
Lose 5 lbs. I can do this. There is no reason that I can’t lose 5 lbs in December. No reason that Christmas cookies should keep me from this goal. No reason at all. Get the boyfriend’s Christmas and birthday presents ready to be sent off. I probably will send them off late because he seems unsure about when he’ll be home (he lives in Belgium for school but his family are in...
So November ended 2 days ago but I was too lazy (and annoyed, haha) to look at my November Goals and revisit them. Laziness seemed to be my November theme. I screwed up a lot of assignments because of laziness and I completely gave up on weight loss during November for some reason. I’m not going to let that happen again. I don’t know what happened with me, but I’m going to be 20...