The Beatles Say it Best

This is why I love you guys. You have a song for every day of my life.

Good Life

Have I mentioned how good life is right now? 
Let me explain:
1. The girls and I took one of the best trips to Last Chance today, we all scored pretty big. All shoes were 50% off, it was game over as soon as we realized that. We didn't even mind waiting in the line that wrapped around the store. The things girls will do for shoes..
2. London plans are coming along fantastically. I've finally figured out my schedule and I'm completely on track to graduate this May. I may go a little crazy getting there, but London next fall for grad school is looking great. Although, I might need to start working on not falling asleep as soon as I open my GRE book to study..
3. KaLyn and I have been busy making plans for our new house. We've got our move in day and we've been on the hunt for some furniture, so any donations would be greatly appreciated, hint hint.. 
4. Mexico trip to Rocky Point next month! 
5. Cali roadtrip with the girls in 2 weeks!
6. We're on the hunt for a dog. A cute dog. Preferably a chocolate lab, with green eyes. That can come to London with us and run around Hyde Park. 
7. And last but not least. Only 17 more days till Taylor gets home. And I have the best day of my life. 

the end.



Remember that one time I forgot I had a blog? My bad. I wish I could say that I haven't been blogging because I've been real busy. But who am I kidding? It's summer. There's been a whole lot of hanging out, relaxing and Lost watching. I'm not lazy, I promise. I'm just soaking up this peaceful time, before my back to back 21 credit semesters start, boo. But on the bright side, a year from now, I'll be packing up my bags to head back to England. 

So in the meantime, I'll be enjoying every second of doing a whole lot of nothing. At least until Captain Markham comes home. In 18 days! 


Big Girl Time

I turned 20 today, ouch. Time to be a big girl.  Thanks to my awesome friends who helped me celebrate by eating massive amounts of food today and playing violent, crazy games of Uno tonight. And also to the best boyfriend for celebrating with me all the way from Alaska, still loving me some skype dates. 
The big 20 has lots in store for me, I'm excited to start the new year!


Oh Shakespeare

I watched this and laughed, hard. The life of an English major at its best. 
Welcome to my life last semester, my relationship with Shakespeare has its ups and downs, but in the end, I still love him. 



Today, I am happy as can be.

The end. 

Although, it would be nice to not have this massive sun burn, ouch. 



Dear Harry Potter,

Thanks for making me bawl my eyes out the day I turned 11 and my Hogwarts invite didn't come.

Thanks for making me stay up night after night with my nightlight on under my blankets reading your books as a kid.

Thanks for having Hermione as your BFF, she made me want to become a "smart" girl.

Thanks for growing up with me and making me go to midnight book and movie releases even at the age of 20.

And last but not least, thanks for making me miss England tonight like no ones business!


Big Life Decision Day

I made big girl decisions today, it kinda sucked. But on a good note, I figued out what I'm doing with my life, this chica is graduating next May! I managed to finish my degree in 3 years, holla. Let the Grad school applications begin...

On an even better note, I'm getting my hairs did tomorrow, KaLyn is working her little beautician magic on me.

And hello Harry Potter midnight premiere, game over.

And only 33 more days till this man comes home. In the mean time, I'm loving me some skype dates.


English Majors Rock

Look what I stumbled on today:
Date a Girl Who Reads by Rosemarie Urquico 

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by God, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.



34 more days till Captain Taylor comes home, boo.



Did I forget to mention that I'm back on the other side of the pond?? Because I'm still getting messages asking me when I'm coming back. I know I've been MIA lately (blame Netflix), but I'm back. And my schedule is pretty much open every single day, let's hang AZ.

Now that that awkward moment was put aside, I finally got my butt out of the house and headed out to RA with Mel for happy hour today, hello girl date. It was delicious, just as expected. We followed it with some Insanity and p90x lovin. Who's done the Insanity workout, I was just wondering if you guys cry as you do it too? That thing is legit, make-you-wanna-cry legit.

I'm sorry I suck at documenting my life now, I promise you're not missing out on anything exciting, unless you consider re-watching Lost for the second time exciting, there's not much going on. On a good note, I start my online summer school class on Monday, hoorah.

(here's a funny to make this post less lame)

I'm getting my immature giggles out of the way before I turn 20 next week.... This place is bomb for that.


Facts of the Day

1. Arizona is far too hot for my liking.
2. Me and irons do not mix well.
3. Netflix is kinda evil. Amazingly evil.
4. Alaska is way too far away from Arizona, boo.
5. Do not wash your car, it will just rain the next day.
6. Lost is still awesome the second time around.
7. Nutella strawberry sandwiches, that's all I'm sayin'.
8. I'm making stupid lists to pass the time.
9. I kinda wish school would just start.
10. I'm hungry.


Taking it one step at a time.


Edinburgh, Scotland Part II

I'm sorry I haven't posted the rest of the pictures from Scotland. Even though I have now been back for a week, and I have absolutely nothing to do, my days are somehow filled with non-sense and I slack on the blogging. There's a ton of pictures, I apologize!

 (the view from our hostel)

(Natali's awesome filet-o-fish from McDonalds) 

(Captain Jack Sparrow came along for the ride)

The trip was a blast, I loved Scotland!