Sunday, August 16, 2009

The weekend


That's what it comes down to. If time travel was an option right now, I'd be on that.

First of all, let's start with a little update on this hair bananza. I think I'll use photos to describe this transition.

before hair color


AND post-bangs action
Goodness me. I'm diggin it. I once struggled with bangsxiety, but oh-so quickly overcame it. (yeah I made up that word, defining moment in my life) Lexi cut my hair, and dang she is good!

So getting on to the good stuff. WARPED TOUR 2009.

To describe my experience with Warped Tour is simply impossible. There is no way to accurately recreate through words how excited I was. With that said, here's my attempt.

Take a moment to imagine your few favorite music artists. Those glorious, cherished ones that you always turn to for musical inspiration. The default tunes for anytime you get into a car and go. You got those in your head? Okay, now add your next 10 favorite bands to that list. Now picture going to a music festival and seeing EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Does that help in visualizing how amazing my weekend was?

Here's a list of all the bands I saw this weekend (in order): We The Kings, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada (absolute favorite), Underoath, Attack Attack!, Senses Fail, Chiodos, Meg and Dia, Less Than Jake, A Day To Remember, Streetlight Manifesto, Saosin.

Wow. Just wow. All those, in one location, all playing music for me to enjoy! Pure awesomeness.

Highlight of the weekend (and my entire life) was for sure seeing The Devil Wears Prada, AND THEM HAVING THEM SIGN MY SHIRT. That's right. I bought a shirt, well, more like an awesome Devil Wears Prada jersey thing, at their merchandise booth earlier that day. Then I just so happened to walk around the corner and see my favorite band signing autographs. If you want to know the honest and brutal truth... I cried. I really did. I realize that basically NOBODY else looked as overwhelmed as I did, but seriously, in that moment I had no other choice. My ability to handle emotions plus the level of happiness I was experiencing left me incapable of heeding socially accepted norms. Haha

Well shoot. I'd say you get the jist of my spectacular weekend. I'll keep you posted on more sweet slash somewhat entertaining news in my life :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

It's been a while

Like I said, I've totally been neglecting business on the blog front. Oh well, if you really care that much you can simply creep on my Facebook. Yes, that's me giving you permission to do so... weird.

Recap of my life (based on academic calender)

Jan Term: Absolutely ballin.
Maybe the most fun I've ever had at college so far. Intensive Oral Spanish, you changed my life forever. I am incredibly grateful. Somehow I won Mejora Actriz (best actress) which was pretty legit. Also, basketballs games rocked! No more cheering at football games, where all one does is stare at the crowd as they peer right back at you. Not anymore, my friend! Much more dancing (YES) and... well yeah that's about it. More red lipstick wearing too, a for sure plus. To say "I dig it," would be a foolish understatement. Snow was fun as well, although snow fights had their ups and downs.

Spring Semester: Down-right amazing.
Classes were as follows; Spanish-302, Finite Math, Acts of the Apostles, Sociology. My favorite was spanish, duh. Angeles Aller is ferociously cool. I do not know how she does it, but I always end up loving that class more than anything. Also, I went to some sweet shows and crowd surfed for my first time, excellent. Spokane definitely has won me over in the live music aspect, my gosh. So then spring time came, and oh was it glorious. If you haven't yet, come visit the Whitworth campus. Sunshine + the Loop = nirvana. Toss an ice tea and/or frisbee in the mix, and it's absolutely perfect.

Summer Time: Alright, alriiiight.
May 16, 2009. School's out. I'm leaving my new beloved friends for three whole months. Life seems... pretty bleak, despite the sunshine anxiously tapping on my shoulder, desperate to distract me. (did it bother anyone else how many d's were in the sentence?) Yeah yeah, I can be dramatic sometimes. Oh don't worry, I'm trying to stop. It's not very becoming of me.

But yeahhhh, all jokes aside (jokes that hold very much truth, I might add) summer is going very well. Hanging out with friends from home is so sweet, literally. We go to DQ all the time! I've certainly missed them, though. And now that most of them are leaving this week, it's been rough letting them go, again. Round two... awesome. Lucky for me, summer coming to an end brings a truth I can't bear to ignore; I get to go back to Whitworth!!

I've taken a few noteworthy trips as well. In May I picked up Cyrus and Jake, and we voyaged down to Oakdale, CA, to see Amber, as well as Santa Cruz to visit Wes. It was awesome! So much fricking fun. Then in June I went to Montana and saw Nikki, man that was a much needed visit! I'm pretty sure it would have been physically impossible to spend an entire summer away from Nikki. And last weekend for Seafair I went to West Side and frolicked in the Seattle sun with Jake and Sara. All in all, it's been awesome! Oh, and this weekend the fam and I went down to Hood River (I'm so hood) and white water rafted! Wow, I truly recommend it. So much fun!! I can't wait to go again!

So if it hasn't become obnoxiously obvious that I love Whitworth, you may want to ask someone you trust to give you a good slap in the face. Alright, don't do that, but honestly. I've found my niche. My happy place. My own corner of the world where the ever-changing concept of "me" appears to makes a little more sense, (I'd be lying to your face if I said I had it all figured out).

If that was a little less (or more) than you bargained for, than I'm sorry. Stay posted and I might unleash more college/life/randomness into the world wide web, via this awesome blog.