April 3, 2011

Days 164-225: In which I do not blog.

Sorry, sorry sorry. No need to nag me about posting — really, my mom has got it more than covered. Instead of hearing excuses, don’t you want to know what I’ve been doing while I’ve been not-blogging?

Well, I’ve been:

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… sitting next to Trey Burton on buses,

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… seeing Hellogoodbye, one of my absolute favorite bands, play,

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… camping out for ESPN’s College Gameday for three hours,

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… getting really sick while at ESPN’s College Gameday,

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… distributing Valentines to everyone on my dorm floor,

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… making this cool meme-inspired shirt for Simon,

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… attending all the Gator baseball games I can get to,

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… hanging out in graffiti tunnels with my brothers,

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… tweeting Trey Burton,

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… eating delicious Chinese food,

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… going home to do fun things with Jono,

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… celebrating Jeremy’s crossover into Boy Scouts,

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… walking through Turlington,

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… going to see a middle-aged Monkees cover band at a cafe that served drinks in beakers,

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… celebrating an International Food Potluck with my floor,

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… ordering Midnight Cookies (and asking the workers to draw unicorns on the box),

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… going to baseball games with my family/taking them to Satchel’s,

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… uh, ordering more Midnight Cookies,

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… making the trip downtown in search of Big Lou’s $2 fries, and much, much more.

I’ve been writing up a storm:

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/pitchfork-releases-more-artists-in-its-music-festival.html

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/all-about-friday-singer-rebecca-black.html

http://www.hercampus.com/school/ufl/be-ultimate-bleacher-creature-uf-baseball

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/green-day-launches-interactive-tour-map.html

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/of-montreal-releases-ep-art-book.html

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/joe-jonas-readies-solo-album.html

It has been quite a busy month/s for me, and it only gets busier. However, my birthday is in TWELVE DAYS OMG.

I can’t blog this week because I have to come up with approximately 7 blog posts about art history for my other blog, which will be graded on Friday. But I promise to get back to blogging here soon!

Seriously.

February 23, 2011

OMG JULEZ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

I know you’re all very concerned as to why I haven’t blogged in almost a month, and I wish I had the time to list out all of my excuses. But, alas, I do not, because it’s officially midterm time (and also my-classes-are-finally-getting-to-the-core-of-difficult-curriculum time)! <- sarcastic exclamation point

Seriously though, I’m sorry for not blogging. I’ve been really sick and super busy. Please check out some of these links (things I’ve written) and see what I’ve been up to:

http://www.hercampus.com/school/ufl/do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts-rainy-days

http://www.hercampus.com/school/ufl/cooking-valentine%E2%80%99s-day

http://www.hercampus.com/school/ufl/how-blog-cheat-sheet

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/lmg-news-demi-lovato-released-from-rehab.html

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/music-news/music-news-ocean-grove-band-to-release-ep-feb-15.html

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/artist-tours/elvis-costello-announces-may-tour.html

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/artist-tours/itunes-festival-starts-to-release-lineup.html

http://art-and-soul.tumblr.com/

Thank you!

I’ll leave you now to read those while I make the biggest to-do list of all time.

January 31, 2011

Day 163: In which I have Ramen Noodles for the second time in my life.

Ohai; lots to talk about!

First, what I’ve been doing for the past week — well, largely, throwing up. I started getting seriously sick on Wednesday night and spent most of Thursday in bed with severe stomach cramps, chills, and a fever. I missed my Thursday classes but managed to go to 2/3 of Friday’s schedule.

Most of the time I spent curled into a ball on my bed was spent watching television (did I tell you guys we have a TV in our room now?). I watched a lot of Spongebob (mainly because it was really easy to understand and my brain was a little preoccupied), iCarly, and a horrible movie with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock in it called Practical Magic. Seriously, how did this movie get made? It was terrible… but, granted, because of the cast I kept watching in hopes that it would redeem itself. It didn’t, but I was too sick to care.

I’m still recovering. I’m like not very hungry at all anymore, but when I am, I have stomach aches. But then as soon as I do eat my stomach hurts again. It’s weird and I don’t like it.

Next, can we discuss how well I’m doing on one of my New Years Resolutions? I did away with a quantifier, but it’s still effective — “Eat less ice cream.” It was meant to apply to the dining hall, where I can get ice cream whenever I want. So far, I’ve only eaten ice cream there once this semester! Accomplishment? Oh yes. Whether this is due to my rock hard resolve or the fact that they never seem to have mint chocolate chip when I’m there, I cannot say.

Speaking of food, which I love to do now that the thought of food no longer makes me want to puke, I experienced the future of beverages last night. Seriously guys. Simon told me about this revolutionary machine that was just installed in our local Firehouse Subs: http://www.alligator.org/news/local/article_86254220-29cd-11e0-bb2c-001cc4c002e0.html. It is incredible and may make living in Pepsiville, FL for the next few years an alright experience.

It’s about the size of a refrigerator. You walk up to it, and there’s a touch screen with a bunch of different Coke brands on it. You touch one, and it takes you to another page that shows you all of the available flavors of that drink. It’s like magic. You can create over 100 different kinds of soda! It’s not just normal stuff, either. They have the standard Coke, Sprite, lemonade, but they have crazy variations of it… like raspberry Sprite or peach Fanta (both actually exist). It’s like the Coke place at Epcot, except so much better!

I just had Vanilla Coke because I looooove Vanilla Coke, but I’m looking forward to experimenting. I used my iPhone (oh, did I tell you I have an iPhone? Yeah. It’s awesome. I’m so efficient on it.) to take some pictures, so please observe (read: marvel) below:

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Then we went to mochi mochi mochi. Guess which cup is mine:

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Oh, and that’s just a gratuitous picture of my adorable boyfriend.

Anyway, I am currently avoiding studying for my Tuesday exam by listening to this. I am so excited for the new Bright Eyes album! I love Bright Eyes, but haven’t done so long, so this is like the first new release I’ll be a part of. Conor Oberst is awesome; he gets me. Wow, I just read the first two sentences of the NPR article accompanying this stream:

I won’t mince words: This is the best record Bright Eyes has ever made. In fact, it’s the best record the band’s frontman, Conor Oberst, has ever been a part of.

On the subject of reading articles, be sure to check out whenever I post links to my stuff. Moreover, my good friend Joe Morgan just started writing for The Alligator (like, as a beat writer — he gets paid for his stories!), and you should support him like I do: http://www.alligator.org/sports/track/.

In other news (ha!), my hair is super soft because I found and have started using my conditioner. While we’re talking about my mundane life, I have to start a blog for my Mass Comm class this week. We have to bring a pitch for a serious blog topic on which we’ll post for grades (and to show potential employers). What should my pitch be? I’m considering doing an art blog, just because I lalaLOVE graphic design and paintings and everything. I could post some of my favorite pieces of art and tell my readers why. Hmm.

I think I’m going to go organize my February calendar now. I’ve already got ideas cookin’ in my mind for Simon’s Valentine’s Day present!

Day 163: Zomg so much Vanilla Coke last night.

January 25, 2011

Day 156: In which I catch up on and watch Gossip Girl.

Since I spent most of today watching Gossip Girl/preparing for the premiere party, I need to study for my test tomorrow now.

But! Let me leave you these two (!) links – I was published twice online today! :)

http://www.livemusicguide.com/blog/artist-tours/live-music-news-hellogoodbye-launches-new-tour.html

http://hercampus.com/school/ufl/ultimate-pick-me-post

PS: I decided I’m Blair Waldorf. Except with better fashion taste. ;)

Day 156: Okay seriously I need to study ASL now.

January 20, 2011

Day 151: In which I chalk on campus.

The past week has been full of two things:

1. Gossip Girl.

I started watching last semester at Ruchi’s request while I was folding all of my cubes for Origami, and I got hooked. I’ve spent the past few months almost obsessively watching the seasons in an effort to catch up before the spring premiere next Monday. I just started the current season yesterday, but I’ve only got about nine episodes until I’m up-to-date.

2. Free shirts.

It’s incredible how I came to UF with only like three Gators shirts and now my wardrobe is consumed with them. This past week, I have gotten three – 3! – free shirts, because I a) love free stuff and b) feel like there probably won’t be many other opportunities in my lifetime where I’m willing and able to stand in line outside of the O’Connell Center for an hour to get a shirt.

Observe:

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(that’s a legit basketball jersey, folks)

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(Rowdy Reptiles are what men’s basketball fans are called)

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(yeah, this is blatant advertising, but I can ALWAYS use another blue and orange shirt)

In other news, I’m learning sign language! Like, legitimately. A few words that I know: Starbucks, name, allergy, moose, champion, fraternity/Philadelphia/pin, bird, the numbers, the alphabet, join, you/he/she/him/her, me/I, address, and more.

I’ve currently got a lot of stuff to do — two articles to write and housing to figure out, among other things — so I’ll end this now.

Day 151: I consistently think it is warmer outside than it is and dress accordingly. This is becoming a problem.

January 11, 2011

Day 143: In which UF has a blustery day.

So sorry I haven’t updated but now I am back at college. It’s a new semester, too, which means new classes.

I’m taking American Sign Language I, Astronomy (technically the course is called ‘Discovering the Universe’), Writing for Mass Communications (a really hard writing class with a three-hour lab), Admissions, Impact Disabilities (for a Diversity credit), and the Oral Performance of Literature. So far I’m most excited for ASL and least excited for Mass Comm (because it’s so intense) and Impact Disabilities (because I have absolutely no interest in the subject material). In fact, we started class last Wednesday, so I haven’t even gone to some classes yet.

This week is super nerve-wracking because I’m trying to join two different exclusive clubs: the Florida Cicerones and Honors Ambassadors. Both have mandatory meet n greets and interviews (plus applications), which make me really nervous because I’m not good at mingling with people (or schmoozing). The student body president didn’t get accepted to the Cicerones when she tried out, but I’m hoping that one of the two associations will take me. :/

In other news, Ruchi and I have a TV in our room and I decorated my side with lots of magazine pages. I think it looks cool.

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I’ve got a lot of stuff to do this week and it all makes me very intensely worried. Here goes everything.

Day 143: At least I got to watch Pretty Little Liars.

PS: Check out my latest HerCampus article: http://hercampus.com/school/ufl/tweethearts-how-maximize-your-twitter/. You can also see me with my Origami class on the new UF Honors site: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/.

January 1, 2011

Days -> January 1, 2011. What a year 2010 was!

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Please note that these are not all of my pictures. Most of the pictures I take are trapped on my wifi-less MacBook and therefore cannot be accessed for this post.

Happy 2011!

December 11, 2010

Day 113: In which I change my folder icons to little monsters.

Unfortunately, that is the most productive thing I’ve done tonight. Priorities, you know?

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In other news, I went to two review sessions today. But that’s also lame. Finals suck. It seems like they’re soooo far away. I mean, it’s Friday and my first final is Tuesday. Tuesday is like next month to me. (Don’t worry, Mom, I’ll do homework tomorrow.)

Most importantly, though — I got published! Again! HerCampus let me write for them again: http://goo.gl/0BVo4 . Awesome, right? I’m really pumped. Read it!

Meanwhile, I’m constantly thinking of things I want to do over winter break:

  • make fudge
  • make Christmas cookies
  • make lasagna
  • read Mockingjay
  • go to Universal (with family? with Simon? with both?)
  • sleep

Well, I mean, there’s a lot more stuff, but that’s just the beginning of the list.

Day 113: Progress on Simon’s Christmas present has been halted and I am not happy about it. :|

December 10, 2010

Days 111 and 112: In which Urban Meyer resigns and THE CUBE is constructed!

I’ve taken a few pictures over the past three days, and instead of blogging I will show them to you:

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This is the very delicious to-go lunch I got from the dining hall on Tuesday when I was writing my paper for long amounts of time. It is garlic bread, custom pasta (chicken, broccoli, and parmesan), and french fries. Inside the coffee cup there is orange Jello, which I ate by sucking through my teeth not unlike a first grader. Please note that my paper is not on the screen; Reddit is.

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This is Ruchi and I’s first time trying POKEY STIX. Pokey stix (spelled that way) are the specialty of (and rumored to be the only good thing at) our local cheap pizza place, Gumby’s. Tuesday night, we both had a ton of work to do and also mutually decided that it was much too cold to venture outside and walk to the dining hall. We decided to order in (our first time! Cutest roommates ever) a pizza and pokey stix. The pizza was less-than-stellar, but the pokey stix (that is, pizza dough with butter, olive oil, cheese, and garlic) were (obviously) delicious. We learned that Tuesdays are buy one get one pokey stix nights, and we plan to make good use of this information in the spring semester.

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This is, of course, the construction of THE CUBE, which took place from 10-11am this morning. Afterwards, we ate pizza. It was glorious, and there are plans to burn it after its stay in the lobby of Marston Science Library. Look on for more pictures:

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And then, we finished it!

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Yes, my eyes are closed. :|

I’m getting ready to end this post but I want to show you one more thing:

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I love Christmas music.

Days 111 and 112: Productive. Now time for the second reading day.

December 7, 2010

Day 110: In which I go to class in 29-degree weather dressed as a ladybug.

… and then I walked all over campus, in 29-degree weather, dressed as a ladybug.

Guys, I (seriously) plan to blog more later, but now I (really) need to do my paper. Like seriously. I have a schedule though, so it’s cool. Right?

Quick note: The dining hall brought back real bacon today.

BUT something more momentous than that has happened (I know, it’s hard to fathom something more awesome)… I got published! Again! In print (which is a big deal because I haven’t been published in print since May at The Rampage)! I worked on this article all weekend (instead of doing my paper).

Check the link here: http://goo.gl/PKjUQ, or just look below for a picture of my PUBLISHED story on Grooveshark University:

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Ahh!

Day 110: Not even halfway over but I skipped a class, turned in an origami project, spent a few hours in a ladybug costume, and consumed a lot of bacon.