Archive | May, 2010

Its been a while…

27 May

I’m such a slacker about posting now that its summertime! I’ve been living the past two weeks up, because I start lifeguarding this weekend for the rest of the summer. Even so, I’ll still have free time…haha…its really not a bad job! I was actually just offered a better paying lifeguarding job at another pool…so as bad as it is, I think I’m going to have to bail on my current employer. The $$$ is just a lot better and I need to save all that I can for law school. Plus, I am getting ready to start training and taking workshops at my gym to become a fitness instructor. I’m really excited about that…I’ve been wanting to be a group exercise instructor for several years now :) So once I start teaching a few classes, that will give me even more summer income. Hey, its not much, but its more than what I have now! haha. I’m probably going to freak out when I have a “real” job in an office…I love being outdoors or at the gym, so these jobs are totally chill to me. Oh well, I’m going to live it up while I still can!

Let’s see—I haven’t posted anything since before the Brad Paisley concert last Friday. Well, the concert was awesome, as usual. He always puts on a great show, so its always a good time. I may have drank a little too much…especially since alcohol is crazy expensive at the amphitheater! But what can I say, I fit in perfectly with all the other concert-goers…I’d say about 3/4 of the crowd drinks at every concert I’ve ever gone to there. So, um, that’s where the amphitheater makes their $$$…not ticket sales and fees!

Saturday, I went with my mom to a local farmer’s market, where we bought some great fresh veggies. I made my grilled asparagus for dinner, which neither of my parents have tried, and they loved it. Found a new side to have with dinner a LOT this summer….love fresh asparagus! Sunday, my parents and I drove out to the “strawberry capital” of Tidewater VA to pick some great berries. We still have soooo many…might have to make a dessert of them soon!

I’ve been running a ton lately…plus its very convenient having a treadmill upstairs at home if you don’t have time to make it to the gym! Oh yeah, and watching the new big screen TV makes the miles go by super quickly ;)

Memorial weekend is almost here…and for most people, that means the BEACH! However, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience that in forever, since I’ve been lifeguarding since I was 16. Memorial weekend is always the first weekend of the pool season, at least around here. So I will be sitting by the pool getting paid and getting a decent tan…wishing I was laying on the beach with my best friends and boyfriend. Sigh…it’s a tough life…haha ;)

-xoxo

(All photo credits: Google Images)

Friday Fun ;)

21 May

In just a few hours I’ll be…

Drinking this

and watching this guy sing my favorite songs

Brad Paisley ;)

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Three Things Thursday

20 May

1. I got a new treadmill at HOME! I’ve wanted one for such a long time…just for those days when the weather is gross or I don’t have time to drive to the gym. I tested it out today with a 7-mile run…its awesome ;)

2. I went to my first Spin class in forEVER at my hometown gym last night. Saw some of my favorite people too…I’m so glad to be home and working out at my favorite gym!

3. I’ve been really, really relaxed (i.e. lazy) this week…minus hitting the gym, appointments, doing fun things and stopping at Starbucks for iced coffee. Ha. I guess my excuse is I’m living it up before I start working???

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Graduation Recap!

18 May

I still can’t really believe I’m a college graduate! I keep looking at my diploma to remind myself…haha. It’s crazy to think I could go out today and find a “real” job if I wasn’t planning to attend law school in the Fall. Instead, I’ll be lounging by the pool as a lifeguard yet again, and possibly working at the gym (fingers crossed!) as a fitness instructor until I begin law school in August.

Friday was Graduation day #1 for me…we had a big commencement ceremony in the Lane that was for all 5,000 of us graduates. There were chances for storms to pass through, so we had our fingers crossed that it wouldn’t rain on us as we were sitting in the middle of the football field! I think God was looking out for us that night…the rain held off until about 10 minutes after the ceremony, and then it started pouring! Good timing ;)

Saturday morning I woke up and felt a little anxious, so I decided to get in one more Hot Yoga session before I left the ‘Burg for good. After that I got ready for Graduation day #2, which was when I received my diploma. I was so proud to be walking across that stage after only three years of college! I give lots of credit to my advisor, who helped me coordinate my course of study planner in order to graduate early. And of course I give credit to my parents, who supported me through college and paid the tuition! I know they’re glad I made it out in only three years…cut down on their expenses quite a bit! ;)

After I received my diploma on Saturday, my family, the boy, and I all went out for dinner to celebrate. We sat on the rooftop deck of one of my favorite downtown restaurants and drank mojitos until dusk, then I decided to take them to another local bar for drinks. We ended up having a great time…especially after pitchers of beer and rounds of shots for everyone…haha. However, the night left me a little teary-eyed, as I faced the realization that college really was over with. I may not have LOVED it there all the time, but I do have tons of memories there and I’ll miss the campus and the friends I’ve made over the past three years. I think I was really in disbelief Saturday night, because I was thinking about how I could go back and get another degree in another major…haha. I think one Bachelors degree is enough…now onto bigger and better things! ;)

On Sunday, we packed up my townhouse and made it out of town before 2pm…record packing and moving time! Luckily, I got to ride with the boy, so I got to relax and enjoy the ride home instead of having to drive. Sometimes its nice to be chauffeured around! I started unpacking boxes on Monday…but I didn’t get far before I realized I was in desperate need of cleaning out my bedroom and closets before adding MORE things to them. I have things from high school that I just need to get rid of…so I spent the rest of the day doing that. I still have a LOT of unpacking to do now, and a little more cleaning out and getting rid of old things. I have tons of clothes that I don’t wear anymore…some even still have the tags on them. I may take them to a place like Plato’s Closet where I can sell them, because some of the clothes are really nice and in great condition! And a little extra $$$ can’t hurt, either!

Today I spoke with the fitness coordinator at my local gym about working part-time along with my lifeguarding job, so if I am able to do that, I need to take the ACE exam asap. I should probably study and prepare a little bit for that even though I just took the prep class at school…want to make sure I know what I’m talking about so I don’t fail miserably! haha. I found out this afternoon that I won tickets to see Brad Paisley in concert on Friday night…I love his music and wanted to go the concert so badly, but never got around to buying tickets. So I’m thrilled to be going…perfect beginning to summertime! ;)

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2010

17 May

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Glory Days ;)

13 May

These are few pictures summarizing the past week…we’ve had some truly gorgeous days! ;)

Commencement is TOMORROW. I’m currently in disbelief that I’m about to be a college alum. Crazy how time flies, isn’t it? ;)

-xoxo

Adventures of the Week ;)

10 May

Wow the past week or so has been pretty busy. Wednesday was the last day of classes, so Thursday I decided to have some fun :) After I went to the gym for a nice run, the boy and I drove out on the Blue Ridge Parkway to visit an awesome winery. I’ve been there before, but unfortunately wasn’t 21, so I couldn’t do a wine tasting. So I was pumped this time around…I love this winery…their wine is amazing. The lady who did our wine tasting was ahem, very generous with the sampling…needless to say I was sufficiently tipsy at the end of that. Ha ha. Then we took a short tour of the winery, which is really cool. I think Thursday was by far the prettiest day I’ve seen this year, so we drove on the Parkway for a while and stopped at different overlooks to see the gorgeous mountains. I will say this part of the state is so pretty in the summer :)

Friday, I spent the day studying for my 7:45am Saturday exam and took a gym break in the afternoon. I studied until way too late Friday night and got maybe 5 hours of sleep before I had to take my exam. So glad that’s over with! I had plans to go to Hot Yoga on Saturday morning after my exam, so I stopped at Starbucks for coffee to kill some time before I went to the studio. It was a perfect day for yoga…I’ve had a pretty intense workout week, so it was nice to stretch and sweat out toxins. Saturday afternoon, we decided to hike to a local waterfall…its so pretty. I went once my freshman year of college during the Fall, so it was nice to go back in late Spring and see how pretty it is :) It was an awesome 4-mile hike, and we took our time and just enjoyed the day. Its almost like I’m on vacation…even though I still have one more exam to go!

Sunday we stayed in and I cleaned up and did laundry…the necessities. I guess not every day can be a vacation day ;) I got in a nice 7-miler, especially since the weather was SO great yesterday. Then, we spent the evening watching movies. And I was avoiding studying, of course.

Today, well, I had plans to “study” for my essay exam tomorrow morning at 7:45m…what is up with my exams being so early?! I haven’t gotten around to studying…yet. But I was being domestic and made a healthy (cake mix + egg whites + applesauce) cake for the boy…and cleaned the kitchen…and now I am about to go to the gym. Nothing like procrastinating. Oh and did I mention One Tree Hill comes on tonight??? Studying looks like a no-go. Kidding. I do need to at least review the material…just severely lacking motivation nowadays…especially since I graduate in FOUR days ;)

-xoxo