Monday, November 29, 2010

ThanksGiving Me a Break!

Hey everyone!  Look at me! I haven't blogged in forever and I'm finally doing it now!

Ok I'll cut to the chase.  Things that have made me happy lately include:

  • Christmas music!  Lots and lots of it.  I sang a long to it as I made th 6 hour (which I sort of cut down to 5.5 hours) drive from home to Stanny-anny-anford.  
  • Tricking people into believing I have REALLY short hair with this deceptive pic:

I did get it cut, but never in my life would I go that short.  (I might be jinxing myself here.)

  • These suckers:

Which are about to be all over my dorm room.  It's my idea of Christmas decorations.  Just wait till I go home and take pictures of the decorations that my Mom puts up.  Oh and i'm being green (using pre-used paper.)

  • Right now my school's football team is nationally ranked higher than our academic program ... And we're Stanford!  Which means we can back up things like this:

Let's get a better look at that fountain:

Yes, it's dyed red (ish pink) for Big Game week.  

And many many more.  Count this as a

          To Be Continued.....

(ominous enough for ya?)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

List of cool schtuff I did this weekend:

  • Millie Vanilli (Formerly Auntie Millie in Chile) came to visit me at Stanford on Saturday.  It was a fun, short visit. I have pictures to prove it: 

Camille and I in front of Stanford's Memorial Church.  
  •  While here, Camille and I went thrift store shopping at Goodwill.  We both had some good finds!
  • I went to a women's soccer game with two of my lovelies.  Here's me, Kristin, and Kelsey before the game:
  • I enjoyed the delicious food creations of Kristin. We're talking Cafe Rio style food and OlĂ© Brownies.  Here's the part where I would post a link to her food blog if she had one (hint, hint, Kristin).  We also made plans to make a restaurant together.  She's do the food side and I'd do the business side.  
  • In celebration of Ketaki's birthday, we watched Toy Story 3 together.  It was my first time, and yes, I cried.  
This is us at Halloween last uear.
  • So even though by now I'm a day late. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KETS!!!!!  Here's to many more Disney movies watched together.  I love you and can't believe you're 19 (as if I've known you since you were little)!  Thanks for being my friend!!!

Random: I tried this and am amazed in a weird/cool way.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posts (as if you guys are hanging on my every word), but seriously this week has been crazy.

Adri and her two cuties came down to Upland on Sunday, and she had been trying to talk me into coming down too.  And then I was sitting in church on Sunday thinking, "You know, I probably could go home this week."  And then about 5 hours later I got in my car with a suitcase and started driving home.  It only took about 6 hours and 15 minutes to get from Stanford to Upland, so I got there at about 3 in the morning.  

I have no regrets about my impulsive trip to California, although I'm having to play a real quick game of catch-up while fighting the flu.  Yeah, that's just about as fun as it sounds.  

More details on the trip to come.  Sorry for the brevity and lack of photos, wit, or anything else that's cool.  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Three Ways to Make A Friend

The other day I heard about three ways to make a friend.  

  1. Give someone a compliment.
  2. Tell someone a secret.
  3. Tell someone something embarrassing.
I'm going to try and be better friends with you guys:

  • Embarrassing: I am really squeamish.  I got a bloody nose in the shower the other day, and I didn't realize it until I actually tasted the blood.  It easily added 15 minutes to my total shower time.  Also, google image searching squeamish was just about the worst idea of my life, but I did find this comic:
  • Secret: I have like an anti-temper.  So when things happen to me that should make me angry, instead I get "upset" and mostly just uncomfortable.  I don't like to let people see that they have affected me so I let things mull later on.  Which is a terrible habit.  

  • Embarrassing: I'm kind of baby-obsessed.  Which is really really funny because all through high school I was the girl who didn't want to hold the baby and who couldn't get into babysitting or hanging out with little kids.  I got voted most likely to have 8 kids in high school and it was really ironic.  Mostly I was just a well-known Mormon girl and, well, you know the stereotype.  But now I want tons of babies.  But maybe when I have one of my own, I'll want to slow down a little.  

  • Compliment:  I love when people think I'm interesting.  I love when people think that what I feel matters, and when it's clear that they spent a couple minutes of their day thinking about me.  I don't have too many people who think about my feelings if I'm not there to remind them that I have them.  So thank you, thank you, thank you for reading this post and for thinking about me for a couple minutes of your day.  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Racking my Brain

Here is a picture of my brain:

Doesn't it look huge?  Haha.  Yes, I had an MRI and this is an actual picture of my actual brain (as opposed to my fake brain).  If any doctors happen to see a tumor in there, would you like to let me know?  Or not, I'm happy to live in ignorant bliss (and I don't have health insurance anyways).

Oh and by the way, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME.  Just wanted to kill any rumors before they start.

I participated in a psych study at my school last week and not only did I get $126 for four hours of my time (only 1.5 of those were spent in the MRI machine), but I got some really cool pictures of my brain.  And in case your wondering, yes I did over-analyze them.  (Does the fact that the right size is bigger mean I'm more of an impulsive than a logical person?)

While I was in the machine, they showed me pictures of different things to try and see how my brain showed my emotional reactions.  The things that probably got the most out of me were the tip of a gun pointed at my face, pictures of anything with blood, and of course, pictures of cute babies.  (Although none of the pictures came close to this:


And thus, this Stanford student got $126 closer to being out of debt.  Yipppeeeeee!

Oh and by the way, I kind of got lazy this week and did a very similar post here

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Halloween Costumes in my life

I was thinking about how I'm basically have to do a post on Halloween (I almost titled this Obligatory Halloween Post), and I decided to highlight some of the creative/cute/funny things my loved ones did for their costumes.

I will start with the cutest, mis sobrinitos.  Here are the cutest little monsters you ever did see:

Adri did a great job.  I think I will be oggling this picture for the entire next year.  But tell the babies to stop growing!  Or at least to slow down a bit.

My little brothers always do a good job of making home-made costumes that are funny and a little bit off-color.  Hopefully you will appreciate this one too:

Sooooo weird.  

Speaking of home-made costumes, here is one of my absolute BEST friends in a lovely homemade costume:

Yes, that is my dear Kristin dressed as a pomegranate.  Only a FREAK dresses up as a round fruit for Halloween.  I love that freak.

And speaking of Kristin, today she is 20 YEARS OLD!!!!!!!  Her childhood is officially over.  Although don't take that to mean she's an adult, either.  I love you K-Trone.  I hope you have a wonderful day and know that my world (and the entire world in general)  would be a sad, sad place without you in it.  Someday when you're married to a cowboy, I will come visit you and eat your delicious food and we can reminisce over these wonderful starving college student days.