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 

DONE-ZO

Guess who is DONE with her undergraduate career??

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THIS GIRL!!!!!!

I could not be more excited! Today was my big presentation for the capstone course for my major – advertising campaigns. I was not personally presenting, but the members of my group that did were fantastic. I am so proud of my team, and loved seeing all of our hard work and late nights pay off!

I had to wake up at 7:30 this morning in order to get to our presentation in time, so a light and quick breakfast was needed!

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An apple and peanut butter plus some of my cupcake coffee to wake me up was the perfect combo!

I had class this afternoon, and turned in my final case brief! Now I’m catching my breath for a second before heading out to BallyHoo, which is the restaurant that our advertising client is taking our entire class to to celebrate the end of campaigns! We also find out who “won” so you better believe I’m excited for that! Until later…

xoxo! Smile

Excitement’s in the Air!

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. this weekend! I’ve been busy lazy, and haven’t gotten around to posting! Let’s do a little recap, shall we?

Friday

I went to total body, and the class ended up being taught by my favorite instructor! She really kicked my butt, and I loved every second of it! After my workout, me, Meghan, and Ang hit up the mall so I could look for a graduation dress. I looked in a few stores, but nothing stuck out to me, so I’m still dress-less at the moment!

After the mall we ran to Wal-Mart to pick up some necessities. My “necessities” included cucumber melon body wash, apples, cake batter ice cream, and my new favorite purchase – BANANA EXTRACT! I am in L-O-V-E!

As I mentioned before in this post, I am allergic to bananas. Crying face So.Sad. However, I can still eat fake, banana flavored things. Enter banana extract – fake banana flavor in a bottle, and I LOVE it! I’ve been putting in in stuff all weekend, including milkshakes, smoothies, and just plain glasses of milk. YUM.

For dinner we went to one of our favorite local restaurants – Bahn Thai. Meghan and I split an order of the chicken less pad Thai, because their portions are HUGE.

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I scarfed down two portions of this + a home made milkshake + a few Oreos. I was kicking myself by the end of the night, because I ended up with a major food baby and a sugar coma. ICK.

Saturday

Saturday was pretty uneventful. I spent most of the day reading my book, Game of Thrones. It’s getting REALLY good, so I easily lost myself in it for a few hours.

When Ang asked if I wanted to go to the gym, I almost declined in favor of reading. Then I realized I should stop being a bum, and that I would feel much better if I got a workout in, so I went. It ended up being a great workout, and I finally did some cardio! It’s been far too long. I spent 25 minutes working up a sweat on a spin bike, followed by 12 minutes of intervals on the treadmill. I ended with some arm exercises. It definitely felt good to do some cardio!

For dinner, I had leftover pad Thai, roasted broccoli, and grilled red peppers and onions. Three of my absolute favorite foods on one plate? WINNER!

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Today

Today was a very exciting day for me!

It started out with some quality reading time, followed by some more errand running with Meghan. While we were out, I made another fantastic purchase….

My new TUMBLER!

I was beyond pumped for this thing, and immediately made some iced Chai tea to put in it when we got home. My tumbler and I are already bff’s – it’s loveeeee.

At 7:30, I had an event that I’ve been waiting for for nearly a year now…

The David Sedaris book reading/signing!!!

If you don’t know who David Sedaris is, I highly recommend that you ch-ch-check him out!

My sister got me his book Me Talk Pretty One Day when I was 14, and I have been obsessed with him ever since. He is absolutely hilarious, and I constantly laugh out loud while reading his books.

Anyway. I found out almost a year ago that he was coming to UF on April 17, and was SO EXCITED. I bought my ticket months ago, and have been looking forward to this day. He did not disappoint. He read a few stories from his books, a new story he has been working on, some entries from his personal journal, and then took questions. He was just as hilarious in person as he is in writing, and I loved every second of it! Unfortunately, I did not get him to sign my book after because the line was SO LONG. It’s okay though, because I’m sure I’ll be seeing him read again as soon as I get the chance! Smile 

After the book reading, the excitement continued….You see, HBO made a series out of my book! (Game of Thrones) The series started tonight, so as soon as I got home from the reading, I hopped on the couch to watch 60 minutes of non stop drama. There was love, betrayal, beheading, puppies, incest, hot men, and castles. You’re intrigued now, aren’t you?! Winking smile I made my roommates watch with me, and I think they’re hooked!

Oh, one last bit of excitement – my cousin Claire, who recently got engaged, asked me to be a bridesmaid! I was totally not expecting that, but I am so excited and honored that she wants me to be a part of her big day! Of course I said yes! The wedding is not for quiteeee a while (like, 2 years) but I’m still really pumped!

That was officially the longest post EVER, so you get a gold star if you made it all the way through! Hope everyone else had a grand weekend!

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Toga Toga Toga!

This week has been SO busy! Between celebrating birthdays, doing homework, going out, and trying to sleep I feel like I haven’t had a second to update the good ol’ blog!

Saturday

Yesterday was a veryyy fun day from beginning to end! It was Jacki’s 22nd birthday, so we grilled out and laid out in our yard with some friends. After we ate, everyone was extremely hot, so we decided to sneak over to one of the nearby apartment pools! Our ninja sneakiness skills paid off, and we spent the rest of the afternoon lounging by/in the pool. Good friends, a pool, nice weather…what more can you ask for?!

After returning home and showering, we plopped on the couch to watch the movie Due Date. I thought it had some really funny parts, but was a little over-hyped. After the movie I snuck in a 20 minute power nap, and then it was off to Jacki’s birthday dinner!

We ended up going to a Japanese steakhouse nearby called Sawamura. The décor was nice, and the atmosphere was cozy. It is the kind of place where your chef cooks in front of you on a huge grill. I ended up ordering the vegetables, since that was the only vegetarian option. I got a HUGE portion though, along with a starter salad, and fried rice. It was all really good, and I had about half of my meal boxed up for leftovers.

Now for the most exciting part of yesterday…TOGA!!! Every spring, the rugby team has a huge toga party. Last year Jacki and I were supposed to go but stuff came up and we wound up not making it. This year we were making it there no matter what!

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We bought fabric and made our own togas, which turned out pretty darn well if I do say so myself!

The night was a blast!!! And I can now cross “Toga Party” off of my non-existent “Things To Do In College” list! Winking smile 

A toga collage for your viewing pleasure:

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Whew! So that sums up my yesterday…back to regularly scheduled programing tomorrow! Oh and since this is a food-ish blog…here’s a picture of a delish dinner I made Friday night:

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It’s brown rice, black beans, roasted broccoli, orange bell pepper, onions, and asparagus. So.Yummy!!!

Today I have been being a major bum, aka sitting on the couch and watching movies! In fact, I think Shiv and I are going to go see a movie in a bit! Hey, at least I’ll be off the couch! Winking smile Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

I’m Alive!

Even though it’s only been a day since I’ve posted, it honestly feels like MANY days have passed!

Friday

Friday night, Steph, her sister Sarah and I ordered a cheese pizza from Goodfellas, one of my favorite Orlando pizza places. We also got frozen yogurt (mine ended up being 12 oz…this is a problem) and renting How Do You Know, with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson. I am not a tough movie critic by any means, but I really was NOT a fan of this one. I feel like I wasted two hours of my life that I’ll never get back! 😛

Saturday

Yesterday we bummed around for a bit before heading off to a photoshoot for Steph! She is in the process of building her modeling portfolio, so that’s why she had a shoot. It was really cool, and she did great! You can see a couple of pictures on my twitter! 🙂

After the shoot, we came home, changed, and went out! We ended up at some bars by UCF, and had a fun time hanging out with friends and dancing up a storm!

Today

Today I’m off to hang out with my neighbors! This was a sorry excuse for a post, but I’ll do better once I’m done with my whirlwind weekend!

How has everyone else’s weekend been? Anything particularly exciting?! 🙂

Show Me How You Burlesque

I have been absolutely obsessed with the song “Show Me How You Burlesque” for a few weeks now, but I hadn’t seen the movie yet. Last night, all that changed! My roommate Ang and I had a roomie date night, since our other two roommates were out of town. We went to Leonardo’s which is a pizza place. I got a slice of the thick veggie pie, which had onions, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes baked into it. On the side, I got three of their infamous garlic knots, and whew were they good! Good thing I wasn’t on a real date, because they sure were garlic-y!  😉

After pizza, we hit up Mochi! I got half snickerdoodle, half coconilla, and topped it with butterfinger, pound cake, and cinnamon toast crunch. It was gooooood!

Since dinner and dessert were out of the way, we decided to redbox it, and ended up with Burlesque. Although it’s not going to be up for an Oscar anytime soon, I really liked the movie. You just have to take it for what it is – an entertaining musical with fun costumes, catchy songs, and some smokin’ eye candy! Whew!

Today I took advantage of the beautiful weather and lounged outside for over two hours…unfortunately I have a nice sunburn on my back to show for it. 😦 I always forget just how much sunburn sucks until I get one! Boooo.

For dinner, I had a bean-tastic dish. Since I still haven’t made it to the store, I am in throw-together-whatever-is-around mode. I combined some black beans, leftover salt and vinegar chickpeas, frozen peas, corn, and carrots in a skillet, and tossed them with a little olive oil. For even more protein, I added half of a Boca burger and some cheese.

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I’m still trying to get into beans – I have been bean-averse my whole life, so eating the musical fruit is still quite the challenge. It’s a lot easier with dishes like this one, where I can throw them in with a bunch of other things. That way they blend in – I don’t think you’ll catch me eating straight up beans anytime soon!

Tomorrow I have a meeting, a phone interview, homework, total body, and another meeting on the agenda so far! Just another manic Monday! 😛

“When You’re Dealing With Hamstrings, You’re Dealing With Your Ego”

My favorite yoga teacher says many insightful things during class, and I thought this was funny. She was saying this I guess to tell us to let go of our ego, not try to be perfect, etc. Not really sure what the connection is, but I was amused! She also always says “now take a moment to feel the effects of the postures,” which is one of my favorites! It really makes me think about the moves that I just did, and how my body feels because of them.

At the beginning of class, she always asks if we have any special requests for the day. Today I told her that my hips were tight…which meant we got to do pigeon pose! It’s seriously one of my favorites – you get such a fantastic stretch! We also did some different inversions, which I love! YAY Yoga! 😛

For dinner my roommates and I hit up Panera. I really don’t like eating out, but I do LOVE Panera, AND I had a giftcard! So I was sold. Since we went straight from the gym I didn’t have my camera, so sorry for the lack of pictures. I got the you pick two (as always) with the Garden Vegetable Soup with Pesto, and the tomato mozzarella. The tomato mozzarella is the bomb – it almost tastes like a pizza to me! MMMM!

I’m off to read/go to bed…but I have some exciting news to share tomorrow! (Well, exciting for me…don’t get your hopes up too high haha) Night!

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