Bad Blogger

I have been having major blogger guilt lately, due to the fact that I have SO been neglecting the blog! I’ve been all over the place with no routine, and actually pretty busy with not a lot of down time!

When I got to Orlando on Tuesday, Steph and I spent time catching up before eating dinner. It was “clear out the fridge” night, so I had a random mish mash of food thrown into a tortilla. In the mix was broccoli, edamame, matchstick carrots, cheese, and salsa. It was pretty darn random but also pretty darn delicious!

The rest of the night was spent getting fro yo and watching Ever After. Smile 

Yesterday we slept in and then spent most of the day by the pool playing with the dogs! Steph is watching her boyfriend’s great dane for the week, and they just got a new puppy – in addition to the 12 year old dog they already have! So we have a doggie full house right now, which means I’m in heaven! They are so cute and fun! I put a picture of Molly (the puppy) on twitter…that face just makes ya melt!

My other big event of yesterday was signing up for my summer gym membership! My family has been a member of the YMCA pretty much my entire life, including when they lived in Orlando. Of course the membership was canceled when they moved in January, so I had to re-sign up for one! It’s $31 a month, since I’m under 23, and I can cancel any time. Not too shabby!

Last night we went out to Amigo’s for dinner with Steph, her two sisters and her mom. It was nice! Steph and I split a burrito with black beans, guac, queso, and lettuce. I also had my fair share of chips and salsa, so I was pretty darn full by the time we were done.

It was our friend Kyle’s 21st last night so we went out with a few friends to celebrate that occasion! It ended up being a lot of fun, and I got to get my groove on, which is always a good thing in my book! A few pics…

Shiv and Jourdan:

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Kyle the birthday boy, Steph, and me:

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Steph, me, and Shiv:

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So overall, yesterday was fun and eventful!

Today I had an interview, which went really well I think. Fingers crossed! When I got home I changed and went to the gym, and boy oh boy did it feel great! I ran two miles in 19 minutes, did 20 minutes of weights, and finished up with 20 minutes on the elliptical. I’ve been a major gym slacker the last couple of weeks, so it felt really nice to get back to it!

Sorry this post is so wordy! I guess that’s what happens when you’re a bad blogger! Hope everyone is doing AWESOME! Open-mouthed smile

What’s something that made you smile today?

Puppy. Enough said! Smile 

Pomp and Circumstance

I can now officially say that I am a college graduate! It’s hard to believe – my time here at UF has absolutely flown by! Being finished is bittersweet, but I am coming back next Fall to finish up my Master’s, so it’s not too bitter just yet! Winking smile 

My weekend has been fabulous! Meghan’s sisters were both in town for Gator stompin’, along with a few of our other friends. The weather ended up being pretty terrible, and it poured most of the night, but we still had a blast!

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Friday we spent most of the day lounging on the couch watching Royal Wedding footage! Kate looked so pretty, but I think it would sort of stink to get married that way – everything was so formal and official, it seemed like they couldn’t really enjoy the ceremony.

I also did a little cap decorating….

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My parents came into town around 5:00pm, and took me, my roommates, and some friends out to dinner at a place called The Gelato Company. They have a vegetarian panini that is to die for, so I was more than game to go there!

Oh, and did I mention you get free gelato with your meal if you order a drink?

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Yeah, The Gelato Company is definitely a winner. I got half New York cheesecake and half mint chocolate chip. They even put a complimentary cookie in there for me!

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After dinner we came back to my house and played games, ate cookies, enjoyed a few “beverages” and laughed – a LOT! It was such a wonderful night with great people, and I feel so lucky that I got to celebrate my graduation with all of them!

Today was the actual big day, but my ceremony didn’t start until 2:00pm, so I had plenty of time to sleep in, get ready, and take pictures!

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Whew! The actual ceremony was not too bad – it got a little boring about half way through the calling of names, but thankfully I had my phone and my iPod touch to entertain me!

I actually spotted Julie in the crowd during the ceremony, and tweeted her telling her to look for me! We waved at each other, and I actually ran into her after the ceremony as well! It was so awesome to meet her, and she was just as beautiful and sweet in person as she is on the blog. Smile 

Tomorrow I have to finish packing, and then I’m off to Savannah with my parents for a week or so before I return to Orlando for the summer! Woohoo!

I’m off to bed – it has been a loooooong (but extremely fun-filled) past couple of days! Goodnight!

I’m Going to Pee My Pants!

Okay, so that title is slightly inappropriate? BUT SERIOUSLY I AM SO EXCITED!!! Why? Many many manyyy reasons!

Yesterday I figured out some big life plans, and let’s just say I am SUPER pumped for the second half of 2011 – IT.WILL.BE.AMAZING! But I’ll save that for another post. Gotta keep the mystery alive, ya know?

So why am I super excited for TODAY in particular?!

First of all, my roommate from last year, Claire, is coming into town today! I haven’t seen her since October-ish, so I cannot wait. She’s my roommate Meghan’s older sister, and I love her to pieces, and miss living with her a lot. When all of us reunite things get crazy, and I know tonight will be no different because….

IT’S GATOR STOMPIN’!!!!!

What the heck is Gator Stompin’?

“It has been a right of passage in Gainesville for over 29 years and was rated by the Independent Florida Alligator as one of the Top 10 Things to do before leaving UF. The event t-shirt gets you into 50 bars, nightclubs, and restaurants from midtown to downtown. Celebrate being part of the Gator Nation with delicious food, amazing drinks, live music and over $5,000 in sponsored prizes.”

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So basically, you wear the shirt, and get into TONS of places for free, and then you use those little tokens to get a drink/food/enter contests etc.

A HUGE group of us went last year, and it was honestly one of the BEST nights of my college life, hands down. I’m hoping this year can live up to that!

Last year:

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So that, my friends, is why I am SO excited that I’m going to pee my pants. I hope you understand!

Dinner last night consisted of roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes, with a generous dollop of sour cream on the side. I have been eating quite crappy lately (I blame the end of the semester) so it was nice to get some veggies in my system!

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Currently I am sippin’ on this baby – Stash chai tea – and catching up on blog reading.

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To end this post, I’ll give you a clue as to what some of my SUPER exciting news for the 2nd half of 2011 is:

Any guesses?Winking smile 

Busy Bee

Hi guys,

I have been busy busy busy lately, packing up my room, hanging with friends, and getting ready to graduate!!!

Here’s the progress picture of my room:

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Yes, believe it or not, that IS progress. Organized chaos, my friends!

And here is my DELICIOUS Easter breakfast, from this awesome restaurant called The Flying Biscuit:

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I had a veggie scramble omelet, which had white cheddar cheese, spinach, red and green peppers, onions in it. I also got some home fries on the side – all of it was great!

Today I had graduation pictures taken!!! Here is a little preview:

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Yayyy for graduating! Sorry I’ve been so M.I.A. – I probably won’t be posting much again until after graduation! I’m trying to soak in my last few days of the semester!!!

Here’s my favorite youtube video of the moment – Shiv showed it to me, and we died laughing:

Baby Monkey!

Much Love! ❤

Summer on the Brain

I am happy to report that yesterday’s “clean slate” was a success! I ate plenty of fruits and veggies, went to total body AND yoga, and didn’t have fro yo! Woohoo!

Today I don’t have class until 1:55, so in the mean time I am being a bum. I slept in then chatted on the phone with my mom while attempting to make big life decisions. Where to intern this summer, when to study abroad, WHERE to study abroad, etc. Being that I am the most indecisive person EVER, making these choices does not come easily to me!

To fuel me through my indecision fest, I had a blueberry smoothie in a bowl, 4 large strawberries (which were SO GOOD!), and a graham cracker topped with peanut butter. Mmmmm!

Summerrrrrr

I am SO close to being finished with school! My last class is a week from today, and all I have left is one case brief, a presentation, and an online exam! Summer is so close I can smell it! The (mostly) gorgeous weather isn’t helping my case, I just want to kick off my shoes and run around barefoot on a beach! I’ve been listening to these two songs on repeat – both have summer in the title…both get me PUMPED for the upcoming season…and I LOVE them both! Without further ado:

SummerGIRL
aaaand SummerBOY 😉

 

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Give me that summer, NOW! Winking smile

 

Hope everyone’s having a great Thursday! Anyone else have summer on the brain like me?

Ode to Steph

Today is a very special day….21 years ago, my lovely and amazing friend Stephanie was born!!!

Sadly, I couldn’t make it down to Orlando to celebrate, but we will be celebrating once I get there for summer!

Steph means so much to me, which I try to tell her often. We’ve known each other since freshman year of high school when we played volleyball together. We have had our ups and downs like most friends, but have come out stronger in the end. Surprisingly, after I went away to college we only became closer, and in the last two years especially we have been the very best of friends. We text all day long, facetime each other, and usually talk on the phone every other day, if not more often. She is such a huge source of support in my life, and one of the few people that is ALWAYS boosting my self esteem, supporting my ideas, and letting me be crazy. She’s the greatest! And freaking gorgeous to boot! I love you Steph, happy 21st!!! Open-mouthed smile

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Before sophomore year homecoming

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At our volleyball coach’s wedding reception

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Us as little 15 year olds in the car…

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On Steph’s 17th birthday…(the last time I dyed my hair brown as well)

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Summer after senior year of high school (back to blonde)

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At prom and on graduation day

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These days (oh look, my hair’s brown again)

We’ve been through a lot together, and I’m so happy to still be able to call her my friend.

That was a fun walk down memory lane! I’m off to do some homework and chill on the couch! Nighty night!

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