Monday, October 4, 2010

End of Summer, Beginning of School




To start off all my roomies are finally moved in wooooO! The house has been way more exciting with all the roomies moved in. It is nice to have constant companionship and to be living with some awesome people. The house is usually in a constant state of mess, but we are all working on it. The first week of school found most of my roomates sick and now I am. I almost lucked out but I was not quite that lucky. Lots of echinacea and zinc for me! and tea too!

The first weekend back at school I went to the geofest frisbee tourney down in Olympia with Pachyderm! It was pretty awesome. Friday night Zach Starr picked me up about 10ish ( 2 hours after original departure time) lol. IN the car was Starr, Eric, Ben and I. About 30 minutes into our trip we also picked up Erika. It was a pretty awesome trip down! It was full of making fun of me for saying "Where I come from.....Tacoma" watching youtube videos and tossing a frisbee at a gas station. We were the last car in for the night at the house probably waking up everybody upon our entrance. The tourney was super awesome! Nice and warm and we ended up taking second! Lots of fun playing with the people and getting to know everyone on a better level. I took out Jesse Norton with my side...... I won a game of ninjas. In all a pretty exciting time and no new knee injuries! Afterwards we got back into the car and hung out in a parking lot got some taco truck food and went to starbucks. The lady at starbucks was greatly entertained by our ways. For one, a coffee mug needed to be emptied of beer to be filled with coffee. Then we headed back to the house which also had the party. Was entertained by 6 cup beer pong and people playing with nerf guns. Then at night we made our trip back home to Bellingham. IN all a verrrrry successful weekend that I just cannot do justice with words.

Then there was the first full week of school. Hard, challenging, fun. My classes are HUman osteology and Forensic anthropology, ecology of human variation, Ancient Greek 201, and Greek 400 teach/learn greek(independent study). Its gonna be a busy quarter for sure with work, school, frisbee practice, and intramural soccer. I love being in Bellingham right now and though life has been hard recently it has also been amazing and full of love and friendship!

Recently my grandma has been in and out of the hospital, which has been hard. My grandma means a lot to me. Please keep her in your prayers!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Canada

I have gone to Canada soo many times that I am losing track of just how many times I have gone. The thing about Canada is tons of Americans claim hate for Canada without really having a reason. Me, personally, I LOVE Canada. Or atleast the parts I have seen and the people I have met. For one getting across the border into Canada, easy, peasy lemon squeezy! Few quick questions and hey come on in. The people you meet are usually pretty cool and welcoming of you. (this also may be because when I usually go up I am with a bunch of attractive people and the young men are thinking "easy american girls"). Definitely not the case but Hey doesnt mean we cant be nice and flirt back as well! Also, Canada will take American money hey no problem money is money. Okay you go five minutes across the border and we wont even accept a Canadian penny.....stingy. Anywayyyysss on to the adventure.

So JJ and I began our journey a little bit earlier then our friends. Leaving at about 1ish? maybe. We drove the quick 20 or so minutes to the border and the lazy asked us some non chalant questions and sent us on our way. We were both stoked to be getting to canada.

Anyone ever notice how fast Canadians drive on the freeway up there? Shheshh. Its like driving I-90 when you know you are in the middle of nowhere and the chances of a cop hanging out are slim. But seriously we were like 10 minutes from a city.

Anyways upon arriving in Canada we set off looking for the hotel that Corrine was describing on Barard St next to the really nice hotel. First of all because of all the one way streets we were a lil screwed and it took us forever to get there. So across the street from our hotel is a five star mansion of a hotel. Ours looked about as awesome as a holiday 8 motel from the outside. Inside though was not too bad. I signed in a Corrine Spencer got two keys and headed up to our room. Lets just say the open courtyard in the middle was pretty entertaining. The room was small and smelt silly but hey it would work.

Next JJ and I hit the downtown for some shopping and dinner! We stopped by the tattoo place and found an artist for me to consider and then continued on our way. In the end we didnt do much shopping but ended up at Red Robin where we ordered Bellinis and saw two of about maybe thirty African Americans in Vancouver.....Just kidding in the most realistic way possible. We tried deciding whether the people sitting next to us were gay and enjoyed our meals. Next we stopped to get some delicious cupcakes and grab some sprite. After dropping that at the hotel we went to look for a liquor store. Bought some growers and headed back to wait until the rest of the girls arrived. Watched some two and a half men and relaxed while eating our awesome cupcakes. Then with 30 minutes till the girls' arrival we started getting ready because of the lack of outlets in the 1 bedroom hotel for 7 girls......

When Corri, Breanne, Gianna, Julianne, and Yvonne got there the real fun began. We were all going about getting ready, laughing taking pictures, doing make up, it was an awesome beginning to an even better girls night out:D

When it was finally time to leave (which JJ and I were really impatient for) we got in our group photo op and headed out.

UPon leaving what more could happen then a mentally ill man from the hospital across the street was running about screaming and walking across the street with heavy traffic. Great. But all ended well and he walked right back into the hospital.

The first club we went into we got in free of cover thanks to some awesome vip passes from the lady on the street. However this club was more scary then fun as we spent most of the time blinded by fog machines and fending off crazy men. So we headed out to go to one of Corri and I favorites, Tonic. Once again it pays to be a group of girls as we got in free.The scene there was definitely a little better. Though you still have to watch for the creepers, we got to dance with each other lots and each got a little action time with cute guys. Someone got a finger sucked during all this craziness:D baha. ( and no it was not me, Ill leave the person unamed) After a while we all were a bit tired and left. Some pizza was bought after much patience from me in the ridicdulousness of the lazy forgetting about us. We contemplated going on a cool PArty BUS! Then were harassed by some locals. In the end Gi, Breanne, and I stayed out a little bit longer and went for one more round at tonic. I danced with a nice cute headed guy named Kurtis and Gi found a winner as well. Poor Breanne got a weird guy with a sweater lurking on her, however she did have a nice guy talking to her in there earlier. Then we made the walk home. Laughed some more. Crunched 3 girls into each bed and fell into some sleeping.

In all a very successful night. Lots of awesome memories that cannot all be shared fully such as JJs facination with Cantonese!!!!

Its amazing times like these that make it hard for me to do things like sit at home and do nothing. I feel like there are so many amazing things to be done but we spend most of our time wallowed up in our homes. Maybe I just need to learn to be content with this, however I dont think I can. My mind and body focus on exploring and reaching out instead of living my life as a hermit.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Summer coming to an end.

July and August were obviously the time for sun, weddings, and of course adventures.

On the off chance that one of my roomies was up in Bellingham there were always some fun things a happening. One day we went down to Boulevard to hang in the sun set up a slackline. There was this crazy lil French kid down there that was just a little too much to handle. hahahhaa. Erik I think at one point was pretty close to strangling the kid ;). Another weekend Erik, Kaitlin and I spent a night walking around at the local artwalk in bellingham. It was awesome to see all the different styles of art. There was even one lady who did wool art, super unique. There were also some amazing sketches. I wish I could remember all the artists names, but! If you are ever in Bellingham you will have to check it out for yourself.



Half way through August I went on the yearly trip to Lake Chelan with my family. The weird thing, it was just my mom, dad, brother and I for a change. It was relaxing and fun. Unfortunately I spent lots of my time doing nothing as I still had a bummed knee. However, it was nice to just hang out in the sun read about five books and be lazy and enjoy playing cribbage with my family. Needless to say I beat my dad and mom and brother at cribbage atleast once each:D Toward the end of the trip I set up my slackline and had a go at it for the first time in ages as it would seem. Lo and behold I had some takers. The cutest littlest kids would come over with there parents and let their kids have a go. One of the woman also had a go and decided she really wanted one. Now there are tons of pictures floating around of me helping kids walk on a slackline. Anywho, the vacation ending way to early as usual.




As I came back from vacation it was the last week of summer camp at work. lets just say there is something awesome about being twenty and being allowed to talk like a pirate all week and call kids scallywags and telling them to scrub the deck:D

Next of course came my summer visit to Whitworth. Eee gosh i Love that place. I spent a lot of the day reading Eat, Pray, Love and writing in my diary which makes me happy. For most of the week you could find me out throwing a frisbee or ealking around with someone. It was nice to catch up and see familiar faces. These are truly people that make me into a better person. I spent lots of time with Reid watching some awesome batman movies and playing rock band with Andrew, Ben, Reid and Cam was probs one of the most entertaining things. The first night we frolfed! It was soo much fun just getting a group together and going to play at night together. Nikki's house was awesome and let me hunker down at their house all weekend and were the best hosts ever:D Sarah and I had some legit talking sessions about Tacoma and high school and just drinking tea and coffee in the mnorning was awesome. Spent some time up on a roof with Bryce and his friends talking about God and spiritual matters and all other types of nonsense. Then this kid George and I went on an epic walk and found a CASTLE, okay so it wasnt a real castle but it was still kind of cool. Then believe it or not! Wesley finally got his butt up to Spokanistan. So happy to see him:D We hung out and hung some pictures up in his room which was awesome. Then we tossed some frisbee, slacklined a bit, the usual. The last morning I went and watched the sunrise with my friend Derek just like old times. Made me extremely happy:D Then once again it came too soon but I had to leave so back to Tacoma I headed.

That weekend I spent a memorable night at PLU. Lets just say I feel like I was entrusted with the awesomeness of phleuger. I got the greatest welcome from Joseteph!What comes next is grand! I put on a toga and went to yell off. This is a freshman slash RA etc. thing where all the dorms just go and compete. It was awesome. Then there was an awesome dance party that i snuck into.


Then back to Bellingham with my cat Leo. But this is exciting guess who finally moved back! JJ! woot! So this week has been pretty fun filled with some slacklining, dinner making, movie watching and hanging out. Then there was the night of playing quelf......I feel like this does not need to be discussed beyond JJ talking to her foot, me telling stories, Branden never actually sitting at the table and Dylans preacher talking:D And its only gonna get better when I go to Canada tomorrow with some PLU girls and JJ!





All in all sometimes its hard to say where I belong, its like i leave a peice of me everywhere I go:)


P.S. LEO IS GETTING FURRY AGAIN!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Summer, New Beginnings

A lot of firsts in this summer that has been speeding by! New house. Two hours away from friends and family. Not going home in the summer to be with my friends and family! Really weird. Im growing up little by little.

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First of all I started work at Bellingham Bay Gymnastics and Preschool! Seriously, what could be a better college job for me?! The "teachers" are amazing! The kids, well just like me they have their days. Some of my favorites definitely can make my day. There is little Suhayb who makes sounds effects before doing everything. claire who makes the silliest, cutest faces. Henry who is just everyones little buddy. Even the ones that can be complicated like Patrick whose new favorite thing to do is push your buttons. I could go on and on about the kids. But i will spare everybody reading this. My favorite part (at times) is getting to hang one on one with the kids who are running late. Just getting to play with them one on one and understand how they think when there arent a bunch of other little kids around.


Then there is the new house. Lets just say.....it needs a lot of help:) We all like the house and think it is really intense. But its poorly insulated, poorly taken care of, old, dirty, things are breaking left and right. But the people living here will make it great. So far I have mainly lived in the house by myself! Eric recently moved in, so thats been the beginning of the roomate situation. So far everything has been going pretty legit, its nice to have someone else around the house. Leo loooooves all the extra room to roam! He made his first great escape the other day and hid in the bushes poor baby:( O and Leo got a haircut!




With an exciting summer upon me and lots of fun to be had the last thing I wanted was a bum knee. But as is life. I ended up spraining my medial colateral ligament in my left leg. Six and a half week recovery. My knee is a little off at the moment which caused me a lot of sadness and destroyed a lot of summer fun I was planning such as slacklining, wakeboarding, skimboarding, frisbee playin etc! But I have decided maybe kayaking would be a good oppurtunity!




This weekend I am planning on heading up to Canada with some really awesome people!!!!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Break

This Spring Break was full of alone time and adventures to Spokane.

The day after Finals were over I boarded a bombardier from the Seatac airport and headed on the 50 minute flight to Spokane. In the airport I spent my time people watching. Airports are probably the best place to people watch as you get to see people from all over and the ridiculous things they are wearing. Alright ladies, we all love our heels but really an airport is not the place for trying to be fancy. You all look ridiculous stumbling around with your feet killing you.

Upon arrival I met up with Andrew who drove me to the wonderful campus of Whitworth University.

While in Spokane I spent most of my days playing in the sun with the various people I hadnt seen for months. Mainly slacklining and playing frisbee. Lots of frisbee that week, went to both the boys and girls club practices and cant wait to see the teams at sectionals in three weeks, where I will probably spend most of my time watching them play games then my own team.







By night, I spent most of my time traveling to some of my favorite locations. These include Manito Park (up past the hospital) and the River Front, where I have spent many fun times with my good friend Derek.

The second to last day of my trip, Reid, Wes, and I took the small hike up the hill to overlook the city. Its awesome to just get away from everything and be safe above the city, there is something just refreshing and lovely about being so far up and detached.





The last day I spend mainly by myself after visiting Chelsea for a short time. i went to the borders and bought two books and read them while Johnathon Nicholson a local 6-string and 12-string guitarist played some really awesome music.

(A special thanks to Wes, Reid, and Hannah for spending so much time and keeping me occupied while I was in Spokane)

The day I left was very upsetting, but I was able to make it all the way back to Tacoma without breaking out into hysterical, hearthrobbing tears. :D I will forever love the person I am when surrounded by all my friends in Spokane. They are all awesome and unique people who will go far in life.

When back in the Tacoma area I spent most of my days with family and some days with friends. It was nice to just be able to take a break and relax after school and trying to adjust once again to a new situation in life. My parents were both home a lot during my spring break which was quite a change but it was nice to finally get to see them for more then two minutes without them disappearing.

A few days I made my way down to the waterfront where I slacklined and introduced the locals to the crazy idea of walking between two trees on a rope. I met an interesing old man who was very buff in his later age and had spent much of his youngers years ice climbing. He seemed a bit strange and gave off the impression that he didnt really trust people and prefered to be on his own, a man flying solo. I also met the cutest little baby, who had no reservations and came and gave me a big hug! His family is going to have a hard time keeping him away from the ladies ;)







The weekend I spent a lot of time with my adventure buddy Corrine! We were pretty chill though and spent our time talking over coffee and cookies in starbucks. We had one interesting night at a party at PLU.

The next night, Corri, her brother Tyler, her cousins Olivia and Eliot and their friend Kelsi and I all hung out. I met at Corris house where we celebrated Tylers birthday and then we broke off from there to find Mexican Coke, a cola, that is. We ended up down off of 320th at a little tienda where there were a bunch of creepy people hanging out. Corri ended up opening all the bottles on the side of a fire hydrant. Shes nifty to have around ;). Then we headed off down to the lobster shop to hang out at the beach on the playground down there. Between climbing the jungle gym, running through swings and taking jumping pictures it was a very successful night.







All in all, a spectacular spring break.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Me

This is my first blog about my life, adventures and crazy ideas the people I know and I come up with. Furthermore its a blog about people, whom I find more interesting the more people I meet. I refuse to live a boring life locked up like a hermit in a dark dengy cellar always seeking the light. Instead I choose to live my life looking to do the next best thing. Whether that be standing on a tunnel as a train goes by underneath or adventuring to Canada to meet up with people for a birthday party. Life is full of adventures and most people rarely leave their home to see what the city they live in have to offer. Well I refuse to be that person, always waiting for something cool to happen instead of chasing after a new adventure. Ill start by telling some old adventures and update as new ones come up.

Im at my second university after having transfered from my old one and its amazing the different variety of people that can be produced, not one single person like another. Everyone divulging secrets and thinking there own thoughts. O what a place we live in that so many people can be soo different but inhabit the same area and call it home. Today on campus I saw a sign that said "20mph when children are present". I had to stop and think, how often are children runnig around a college campus, I mean yes there are some ridiculously genius kids, but no offense i doubt they would be at this college if that was the case. Furthermore, what could the speed limit be on the street then? There are no other speed limit signs that I can see. Unless the school is trying to state as college students we are kids? I feel thats very judgemental though not all of us still act like highschool kids running around looking for the next big party to get drunk at.



Thats my story of the day thanks for stopping by:)