Friday, May 29, 2009

bad blogger

yes, it's true, i've been too busy to blog. it's sad. i'll do my best to catch up on these past two weeks.

i spent a beautiful memorial day weekend on lake shasta with some close friends and family on the annual houseboats trip. much better than last year (when it rained the entire time). the weather was lovely and my roommates and i got our own boat which was so great. last year we all went on separate boats, and while it was fun, this year was that much better because we got to hang out with each other more. i'm going to miss these girls so much. they've become my new best friends over the past few years and it's going to suck not getting to live with them anymore.
i'm currently reading Beautiful Boy for my Neurobiology of Addictive Drugs class. it's one thing to sit in lecture each week and learn all about how various drugs effect the brain and the body, but in reading this book i discovered how drugs affect the people who care for those that become addicts. Beautiful Boy is a story about David Sheff's journey in dealing with his son's meth addiction. its beautifully written, and i think anyone can relate in some way to this book, whether you know someone who is an addict or you are a parent that just wants the best for your child. the book is written completely from the father's perspective of his son Nic's addiction, and Nic goes on to write his own book Tweak, which i'm hoping to read once i finish Beautiful Boy.
i finished this embroidery pattern a while ago, and have been working on some more. its a really calming activity, hopefully this summer i can spend some more time doing it.
i'm graduating in two weeks. two weeks? as in fourteen days? that's freaking me out.

Friday, May 15, 2009

TP for my... what now?

ahh yes, it's that time again. there's a new challenge up on scrap outside the box :]

sarah picked this one, it's definitely out there haha. the challenge is to use toilet paper somewhere on your layout. i have to admit, this made me giggle like a five-year-old. after getting over my immaturity i figured out my attack plan. i just so happened to have a lovely picture (and even lovelier story) of my roommate monica with a toilet seat around her neck. perrrrfect.
love you moni :]
there's just something about scrapbooking with toilet paper that makes everything else seem incredibly do-able. give it a try, you could win an awesome prize from mollie over at the jelly bean joint :]

only one more week until houseboats! now if only i could focus on this week's midterms...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


this past weekend was the whole earth festival and it was so beautiful. it's one of my favorite weekends of the year, i love seeing all the beautiful things people create and display. some of my favorites were paintings on cardboard, organic soap that smells sooo good, and dryer-lint art!

speaking of amazing art, i had the great pleasure of hanging out with this guy all weekend. gared is so incredibly talented, his paintings captivate me. they are all so unique and beautiful, please take the time to check out his website, you won't be disappointed!
this one's my favorite. i am inspired!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

i'm a winner :]

that's more than just motivational talk.

i won this!
i've been reading kara's blog for a couple months now and she is so much fun. she has great stories that make me reminisce about high school, she's a fabulous photographer (she recently added some new lovelies to her etsy), and her scrapbook pages are so inspiring. i'm so excited that i won her hambly giveaway :]

after a long chat with my mom last night about everything under the sun i immediately felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. i don't know what it is, but my mom just knows exactly what to say sometimes. its really easy to talk to her and even if it's not about anything in particular i just love talking to her.

i feel extremely motivated today. i've been searching the san francisco area for possible job opportunities and dreaming about how wonderful it would be to live there next year. i want to update my resume and apply. i'm trying really hard to stop worrying about the future and start making things happen. i need to start planning to apply to dental school, and start studying for the DAT. i need to utilize the internship and career center while i still have the opportunity. the help is here, i just need to find it, and that means looking for it. here's to being more proactive and less apprehensive.

i finished another layout, this one is for the creative type challenge. it was all about celebrating your handwriting, and according to these guidelines, my handwriting revealed that i was original, emotionally well-balanced, focused and organized (i definitely own a label maker).

Monday, May 4, 2009

case of the mondays

i have been such a bad blogger. i'll try to get my act together this week.

coming back from magic mountain was hard, mainly because i was immersed in an intense week of studying. three finals in two days is unkind. we had so much fun that weekend, i took a million pictures and it's taken me an entire week to get enough free time to post them. here are some of my favorites.
my brother dylan and his best friend sean
me and my mistermy cute parents
daffybatmani wasn't really scaredmy brother david
cameras on roller coasters are awesomedylan :]i'm excited to use this last one for one of my 52Q's - what's your superpower? it's perfect :]

this weekend was nice, i feel like i've been all over the place, traveling to santa cruz and valencia in two consecutive weekends, it was nice to stay put in davis and relax. i created a layout for the hambly + two peas contest, which proved very difficult because i had very little hambly to work with and the closest store that carries hambly is about 60 miles away. nevertheless, i managed to make it happen.
and now i'm working on another layout, it's not quite done, i have momentary scrapper's block and its the worst. i have a 10-page paper due on wednesday that i haven't started on (did i mention my middle name was procrastinator?), so it's hard to focus on anything else right now with that lingering over my head.

april was definitely not as great as i wanted it to be, but now it's may and this month i have to get my life together. i'm graduating soon, a lot of things are changing, and this past month i've really let it get me down. this month i'm going to stop avoiding these changes and start embracing them. i need to deal with the thoughts looming in my head instead of pushing them aside because it seems easier. i need to confront my feelings instead of hiding from them. i want to stop being afraid. those are my resolutions for the new month, and it already feels better to say those things.