Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My current theme song


When I first heard this song I thought it was pretty, but then I listened to the lyrics and it's a good theme song for my life right now-- all about the fun and freedom of being young and single but with a tone of uncertainty.  That's me in a nutshell.

Since I'm turning 25 this year I've been in freak out mode a bit, but I'm slowly starting to come to terms with the fact that it's ok that I'm not where I thought I'd be when I was younger.  My aspirations are still acheiveable, and it's not the timing that I had planned, but I'm incredibly happy, surrounded by amazing friends and family who support me through the good and bad and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead of me.

This is a way healthier place than I was at just last month.  As I get nearer to my 25th birthday, I realize I have so much to be thankful for.  Next weekend one of my oldest friends is coming in town and I get to meet her baby boy!  A year ago she was here in Austin visiting me for a friend's bachelorette party and now she's a mom.  That wasn't the plan.  But it's life and we're living it, and I'm ecstatic to meet her son. 

A strange new experience last night was calling a friend of mine to babysit for when my friend and her baby come in town.  The girl that I called has babysat for me when I was unable to babysit, and I know she's trustworthy because I worked with her during the 2010 election.  The strange part is she is good friends with a girl I babysat for when I was a junior in high school, and she's now babysitting for my friend's baby.  It's a weird world.

Lyrics to "Good Life" by One Republic

Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don't really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone

New names and numbers that I don't know
Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want
We're young enough to say

Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

To my friends in New York, I say hello
My friends in L.A. they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Colorado

Sometimes there's airplanes I can' t jump out
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now
We are god of stories but please tell me
What there is to complain about

When you're happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in

Hopelessly
I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
Hopelessly
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
Hopelessly
I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cuz hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Screw sad

I just read this and now I want to make my own gratitude list.  Ima think about this today and get back to you.

Also, still no pictures.  Blogger is sucking today, but I'm grateful I can tell you that via Blogger!  (See, I'm trying.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wedded Bliss

Julie and Ron's wedding was beautiful.  Julie looked gorgeous.  Ron was absolutely beaming at his bride, and Moxie was running around like a lunatic.

It was perfect.

My favorite picture I've seen from the night is of us girls laughing about "fashionable leggings."  I am so incredibly thankful to have met the girls that Julie chose to share this momentous occasion with, and I'm so happy for Julie and Ronald.

[Photo courtesy of Julie & Ron's friend, Aria]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recent Goings On

A lot's been going on lately.  Most of it involves a pool and copious amounts of suncreen and cocktails.

Here are some pics from recently:
 Accidentally brought a little surprise to the office!  It was in my purse from the weekend and made me lolz.  And that damn Netflix!  I never return it and always end up paying, like, $5 for one night.  Argh!

 Found this freaky thing at a gas station.  It reminded me of one my best frands because it is a cat...and has a UT koozie.  She's flattered, I'm sure.

 Made this lil' guy for my work frand and then her bee-eff was jeal, so I made him one too!  Good news...you can make one yourself!  I would recommend rounding out the velociraptor's back, otherwise he looks deformed.

 My sweet baby monster at Blues on the Green.  Bob Schneider played.  It was hot.  There were a ton of people.  It was hot.


 
Sweet glow stick earrings my frand got for me from the mom sitting next to us.  I matched the 4 year olds and looked way cooler than all the 24 year olds.

Besides that I've helped some friends move in 100 degree heat and have been preparing for one of my best frand's wedding this weekend.  It's going to be a blast!  I'll actually take pictures so that you can see how much fun I'm having and not have to rely on weird pictures I take on my phone.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Songs I've been likin'

I'm not the person you go to for the newest song that no one's heard of.  I'm the person that hears a song about a year later than everyone else and then replays it over and over until you're tired of it again a year after you heard it for the first time.

These are the songs I've had on repeat for the past couple of weeks:
 Starry Eyed by Ellie Goulding


Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People (thanks for introducing, Steph!)


If I Die Young by The Band Perry


Cameras by Matt and Kim (again, thanks to Steph.  She has good taste in music!)


Listen and enjoy!  The one by The Band Perry is kind of depressing but really pretty.  The rest make me want to dance!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Swimming in Summer

This past weekend I babysat quite a bit.  I babysit for this wonderful family with the sweetest kids.  I think I say that about all the kids I sit for-- I love 'em so much!

Well, this particular time I babysat for them was quite possibly the easiest job ever!  When I arrived their dad needed to do some work and wanted to get the kids out of the house so we went to see Rio at the movie theater.  It was a pretty good movie and the kids loved it-- see?  Easy!

On our way back home while I was driving the family's sweet Lexus GX 460 (I want one!), the little girl asked me if we could go to the pool when we got back.  Um, yeah!  I wasn't wearing my swim suit for nothing!  Then she asked me what country club pool I went swimming at. 

I actually don't belong to a country club, my dear.  

Then how do you swim?! 

She was so concerned that I didn't have a place to swim, poor girl.  It made me laugh though.  She seriously thought that if you didn't belong to a country club there was nowhere for you to swim! 

I'll be ok though...my apartment has a sweet pool that I plan to frequent this summer.
Yep, that's my pool!  :)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Take un segundo...

and vote for this chick's grandmama!  Lauren Modery writes the blog Hipstercrite.  She's really funny, is terrified of living on the East side of Austin and seems pretty cool.  Way cooler than me, that's fa sho.

She nominated her grandma for Good Magazine's People to Admire.  No, I haven't heard of Good Magazine either, but that's not the point.  She post funny stories and videos of her grandma and her grandma's boyfriend who's got Alzheimer's.  She also writes about things the happen around her humble abode (i.e. the East side) and life in general.  It's entertaining.

Just go vote, kthnxbai!

PS:  It's June?  Whaaaaa?

PPS:  This picture.  Jenn, Jess and the chick in purple's face combined with sexay band-aid knee.