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Sophomore year!

I don’t officially start classes for another two days but I’m a sophomore in college! Woo!

No more silly freshmen mistakes like getting lost around campus or walking in groups of twenty around downtown. No more clinging to people once you know their name in the hopes of making friends. I have friends! I know stuff!

The girls in my hall are super nice though. They’ve all pretty much moved in (except a few stragglers are still unpacking). It’s great because they invite me to their movie nights & everything, so I don’t feel like a creep hanging out with them.

It’s wonderful to have Joe & Kayla finally back in town as well. We haven’t had the whole gang together for very long due to unfortunate weather that separated us, but it will happen soon (:

Speaking of the weather, we lost power for all of campus yesterday! First the football game was delayed, then came back, then 20 minutes later it started really storming and the game was cancelled. Apparently Western thought it wasn’t worth continuing later, so the game was called at 34-10, a win for Michigan. #itsgreattobeamichiganwolverine

After hauling our soaking butts back to the dorm (and Liz & Joanna ran to their apartment), we stayed in our respective places for the night. When the power went out for an hour, I played bananagrams with Kayla & Joe. It was nice and calming (: We had power in the hallways (emergency generators) so it was great to see everybody out in the halls bonding.

Tonight is the Taste of Michigan; I’m so excited for free food & samples! Oh, and the coupons. Gimme some coupons.

Unfortunately my parents couldn’t come visit me today because I had a “mandatory training” for working in the dining hall. The freshmen were shown around and taught different jobs but as “seasoned” workers, all the sophomores and up sat there for an hour and a half listening to our boss talk…. about absolutely nothing.

At least I was paid. Yeah $15.

I feel better about this year than last. It’s incredibly weird to walk around Ann Arbor knowing where I’m going. I like being able to stay in and watch movies versus going out in order to make friends.

Adam is coming tonight! I haven’t seen him in a little over a week now so I’m very excited. A Wolverine & Spartan living in harmony (;

I’m kind of zoning out as I type this because I’m chilling with Joe & Kayla, so I’ll write something coherent later.


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Protein Bars & Summer fun

Well, okay. They are more like protein brownies. Fudgey yummy delicious brownies… that have lots of protein (:


2 scoops chocolate protein powder

one scoop of fiber powder (if you have it)

1 C crunchy (or creamy) PB (we used Dark Chocolate Dreams by PB&Co)

1/2 C uncooked oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 C honey

lots of raisins

Stir it all up and enjoy (: We just put ours in a pan. (my mom & I) After you make it, you should cover & stick in the fridge to keep them fresh.

They are so so so tasty. They are perfect for a snack that will fill you up with a small piece! Great for on the go.

So tomorrow… I move in.


It’s completely crazy to me that I’m already moving back into my dorm. Where did my summer go? Well here’s some highlights…

I discovered smoothies & oatmeal.

I ate a lot of sushi.

I spent time in the sun.

I broke the meat fast.

I spent a lot of time baking.

Tie-dyed with friends.

I had a photoshoot.

I ate more sushi.

I read the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

I camped with friends.

I went out with my boyfriend.

I celebrated Independence Day.

I saw the final Harry Potter at midnight (and made this t-shirt).

I got this tattoo.

We have two new additions to the family. (Zeus above, Cocoa Puff below)

(She likes sticks.)

And overall,  I just had a fantastic, amazing, and memorable summer.

What a way to live.

Namaste everyone. Have a peaceful and relaxing night.


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sleep deprived

Wow I have no new pictures for you.

Such an eventful weekend and I have nothing but a messy room and sore legs to show for it.

I suppose I must wait for Emma to put pictures up! I suppose I will now describe where I have been the last three days (:

Well Wednesday night was spent with Adam. He lectured me over the biology I missed after we dressed up and went to dinner at Red Lobster. We got so many looks and were asked over & over why were dressed up. This is how you know we live in a small town (with nothing to do).

I lied. Here’s two pictures.

I ate… something delicious? I don’t even remember now!

Wednesday night: 6 hours.

9-12 biology. 12-2 lay out at country club & tan (omg yes).

2-6 help people factor / tutor math.

6-630 drive home.

630-730 make t-shirts & prepare for hp7 premiere.

Then Emma’s 2 friends from Albion met us at sushi in Ann Arbor. It was so delicious! Not as filling because we didn’t order as many rolls as usual. Why not? So that we could get Starbucks for dessert! (: Or in my case, frozen yogurt(e) (; Of course I packed it full of chocolate covered raisins, chocolate chips, and strawberries. I devoured it.

Then we sat in the theater waiting for our childhood to come to a final conclusion.

The movie was great; not perfect according to the books (but when has that ever happened?) but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I will save you my post-potter depression speech.

Thursday night: 4 hours.

On Friday I worked from 10-3. Ordinarily I wouldn’t work on Fridays but I was given the hours to make up for one’s I missed while camping. How nice of my boss (: [I need the money fuhshow.]

Okay, just a quick piece of advice. Do not try to help FOIL and factor when you are sleep deprived.

I was ready to crack. Teaching people stuff I learned in 8th grade is difficult when they don’t understand. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I just do not love when people come in and expect me to do their homework for them.

After work I came home, showered, and headed to Dan’s. Some of my friends and I went up to Flint/Kettering to go to a welcome back frat party (they have a really odd school schedule… just don’t ask). Dan used to go there before he transferred, so it was his old frat!

I wish I had pictures because I was lookin’ good (; Cassie & I were sober buddies for the night and so we entertained ourselves dancing and playing drinking games (drinking water of course… heck yeah water shots.) Emma also came along to the party & she found a very nice boy to dance with. She spent most of the night with him (;

There was so much dancing and fun and music and friends and I cannot rave enough about this. Bed at 5am. Sign me up!

Friday night: 4 hours.

At this point, I am obviously very sleep deprived. After returning home, I went to the lake with Adam and we spent the day playing volleyball and eating food. (I mostly ate lemon bars and cookies.)

I was barely a person in volleyball because I couldn’t function. (see title of post). More like 1/2 a player.

After a few hours of that, Adam and I headed back to his parent’s house. (Did I tell you he moved into a friends house for the remainder of the summer? He’s growing up so fast!) I got a shower in for the first time in 3 days and I just about cried with joy. I felt so clean and AHHH it was just amazing. (normally I shower every day. every day. it’s bad for your hair to wash every day yatta yattah…. I like to shower. every day.)

Apres ca, Adam and I hung out with friends again at this balloon festival that we have every year. It was cool to see the hot air balloons but after about an hour they aren’t as exiting. Grason got an umbrella hat & Dan got a corn dog. Successful trip.

1/2 off Applebee’s appetizers was our next stop. Marley and I swapped wings for quesodilla (I can’t spell?) pieces and it was ahhhhmazing.

The long day came to an end and after Adam dropped me off, I fell into bed, and into oblivion.

Saturday night: 11 hours.

Today I enjoyed a big steak dinner with my mom & dad (Jake abandoned us psh). I’ve been watching tv and tumbling for hours. I love lazy Sundays.

Now that you have read/skimmed/ignored my long-winded weekend post, I hope you will enjoy the rest of your night my fellow bloggies and guests (: ❤



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Camping ’11

Holland was amazing y’all! I had a blasty-blast with all of my best friends. It was wonderful (:

I would like to offer you a gallery of pictures to look at!

We had ice cream at the beach, watched the sunset, a bird pooped on my sleeping bag, took a tour of Hope College courtesy of Fodes (yeah Dutchmen!), went shopping in downtown, ate at the New Holland Brewery (pizza rolls is that awkward picture!), and I got tan. Huzzah!

It was the best camping trip yet.

I had my second to last therapy session today. When I talked with Teresa, it helped me realize just how far I’ve come. The thoughts I used to have compared to the thoughts now…. well, honestly, they can’t even been compared. I have conquered so much these last 6 months… it is beyond what I thought I could do.

I guess it has taught me to have more faith in myself. I also know that I need to seek out help. I have tried to face too many things on my own, tried to take on more than a single person should.  I’m fortunate enough that I have had many people stand by me in such tough times. Conquering my demons has been hard… they aren’t all gone by any means. Now, however, I have many more tools to fight them. I hopefully will win more battles than I lose.

Time for me to study some biology. Ugh! I loved my vacation; I do not love all the bio homework I now have because of it.

I think I’m going to make my tattoo appointment sometime soon as well<3



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So right now I am sitting in a gigantic severe thunderstorm. Inside? Yes. Dry? Yes. BUT I AM IN A TENT.

It’s crazy loud and lightning is flashing. It is starting to move away now after about 2o minutes of BOOM CRASH BOOM! I could feel it in my chest.

I have to pee. It’s like I drank a gallon of water or something. And the rain outside does not help.

I’m really concerned about my stuff in the other tent being completely soaked.
Okay stuff is AOK! So happy 🙂 and now we voyaged to the bathroom (thank gawd) and are currently making French toast in the trailer. See, us girls are legit and sleep in tents. But we have the trailer for samm’s family. It is our refuge and means we can have delicious foods (:

Water by the camping literally makes it an island. It’s up to our ankles!

I am going to eat some yummy French toast and think about all the places I want to visit in the Grand Rapids mall. Ah, the joys of a rainy day.

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Awkward and awesome camping

So I am having a very relaxing trip so far! Except I got an unlikely and unfortunate visitor… If you know what I mean. #awk

I have decided to recap some of the best adventures via a&a Thursday style.

-made a complete embarrassing, horrifying mess at the beach due to my visitor.
-my friend referencing my dead cat as if she were alive.
-Emma texting Cassie about cassie’s surprise birthday cake (thank goodness she didn’t check her phone)
-samms younger sister telling me to name my dog “Rosie” (name of my dog that dies last summer)
-fodes yelling “hope college!” because we passed a girl wearing a hope sweatshirt and she was too excited
-going to town to see street performers only to learn that they left at 9 (it was 10 past)
-the bidet (weirdest experience ever)
-me asking Cassie if we would accept “farta” as a word in bananagrams
-cloudy beach day one
-making out with Ben Franklin statue
-chocolate shake = blended chocolate soft serve?!?
-fodor’s crazy sunburn situation (one piece bathing suit and tennis lines)
-“my experience with the vagina** is, you walk up, and the seat opens for you” (**actually should be bidet)
-“water” dripping from the trees (and by water I mean aphid poop.)
-Fodor’s ambiguous cough/laugh
-Fodor being sick and yet drinking out of everyone’s drinks and eating people’s food and profusely apologizing .2 seconds later
-Fodor being mentioned 2749164 times in the awkward section

-camping with my best friends
-brad Pitt in Troy (wow.)
-making awesome friendship bracelets (powering through them)
-beautiful weather at the beach
-viv’s face is not red
-Cassie eating jack sparrow’s face from her cake
-so. Much. Food. And. Snacks.
-bachelor duck friends
– Karla’s store and fair trade store
-Lemonjello’s (delish frozen drinks)
-hope college
-puppy number two named Georgia?!
-ground squirrels like Oswald the II
-dancing to Jason derulo in the car and Fodor singing the words like a legit rapper (only not)
-t swift
-organic peanut butter
-feather extensions
-campfire smell
-copious amounts of bananagrams
-cassie’s not spider tattoo (anchor woo! … A stick on)

As you can see, it’s been an amazing trip. Still 2 and 1/2 more days of fun fun fun! I love my friends.

I do miss Adam! He doesn’t read this but I miss him so so much<3

Oh and a shout out to my college friends out there. Joe, Kayla, Joanna, kara, Julia, Rachel, chelsea, I love you guys and I miss our AA adventures!

I hope you like the few pictures!




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Camper diaries- day one

Hello everyone! I have almost no service and no computer, but we will see if this wordpress app can fight through my measly one bar of connection. Short post bc I am supa tired!

We managed to get to holland in about 2.5 hours, all of which I played pokemon. (new gym badge yay!) we got the camper settled, (for samm’s parents, sister, and sister’s friend), and both tents set up (one for us sleeping ladies and one for our stuff) as soon as we arrived. Didn’t take us too long either; we are camping pros now! (girly camping pros, but pros nonetheless)

We lounged, ate delicious wal-Mart fried chicken and brownies, stopped at the beach (BEAUTIFUL! I will take pics tomorrow!), and watched sweeny todd. All very much a good, relaxing start to the trip!

What I forgot so far: jeans, yoga pants, and q-tips. ERGH! (how did I forget jeans?!) oh, and running shoes (definitely an accident….)

I definitely feel good being around all my friends. It definitely helps me fight my demons. I am sorry I won’t be reading all of your blogs but I will be back soon lovelies!

Oh and I love using awk in daily conversation now. #awk



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