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  • i’m glad i realized.

    i have so many amazing friends in my life. i’m so blessed to have people who i can just talk to, who will share things with me and whom i can share things with.

    having REAL conversations, with REAL people who are REAL friends is something i’ve been starving for. and i’m so grateful to have it back.

    day 50: 2/19/12. farewell oregon, hello sickness..

    so today unfortunately was the last day of oregon :( we woke up, got breakfast, and went to the duck i packed my stuff up. we just hung out in the dorms for the morning and said my farewells to everyone, which was sad.

    we called a taxi to pick up me, jamie and katie and take us to the airport, which worked nicely. Eugene was pretty much the smallest airport, ever. and this time we were well equipped with snacks, which was great, the flight back was nice.. we all slept for a good portion of it. then, we got picked up by jamies parents and went back to her house! and then.. don jose’s. what a memory. the food was great. we went right before it closed, and then katie drove me home and we had great conversation and music and it was wonderful.

    then, at about 2 in the morning….. i woke up shivering and shaking uncontrollably. i threw up and was freezing, and i cursed don jose and their chicken quesadillas, but then the next morning i discovered that it was an allergic reaction. such a sad ending to a great weekend. but it was still SUCH a great weekend.

    day 49: 2/18/12. OREGONNNNN day 3.

    we woke up this morning with plans to go to emma’s rugby game :) so diana, stef, kevin sean and i all woke up and got ready to go grab some breakfast to go from the llc. We got really good food and were ready to eat while walking, when suddenly, there began a lovely oregon-style sudden downpour. like, serious downpour though. and considering that we had to walk a mile or two, with food, we all realized that we’d better chow down. so we ate our already-soggy waffles and drenched eggs and bacon and made our way over to the rugby field. it was definitely a moment to remember! so we watched the game. the weather was crazy.. super bipolar. and the game was really interesting, i had never seen rugby before. 

    The game ended, and then we walked over to the river and took some pictures. it was absolutely beautiful, especially when the clouds passed momentarily. We went back to the dorm to get ready to go into town! Shaina, Melissa and her boyfriend all joined us and we took the bus into downtown eugene. first order of business was voodoo donuts. they were AMAZING. we got a hand-picked dozen, where the guy picked the dozen out for us. after that, it was just shaina and diana and i and we walked around town and went to some weird stores! we ended up at a super fun thrift store with lolzy clothes. then eventually we went back to school.

    we got dinner, which was really good chicken parmigiana and spaghetti and garlic bread.. and then we went back to the dorm to get ready to go out! we went to a few frat parties which were disgusting but it was fun to hang with everyone. then we got back to the dorm, and ordered dough co and talked to everyone and stayed up late and diana did henna for me and it was a good night :)

    day 48: 2/17/12. OREGONNNN day 2.

    day 2! after sleeping in dianas bed together, which wasn’t bad, we woke up and grabbed breakfast at the llc. diana then gave me a lovely tour of campus, which was absolutely gorgeousssss. it’s a pretty large school, and everything about it was so beautiful. we walked around and she took me to the architecture building, where i met caroline and was amazed by the projects that the students do.

    we (well mostly i) took a tonnn of pictures today. we went to a lot of cool places, including the museum on campus and the cemetery, which is diana’s like fave place to go. thats where todays picture was taken! we sang lana del rey pretty much all day. then, we debated whether or not to go out with the hall that night, and decided again to just stay in that night. so we talked and hung out and attempted to half-watch pride and prejudice, until emma and stef and others got back. we then took some lolzy photobooth pictures. shaina, diana’s roommate, stayed with a friend that night, so i got my own bed. woohoo!

    Day 47: 2/16/12. OREGONNNNNNN day 1!

    woohoo, today was the day! jamie, katie and i all met at LAX and did normal airport activities before getting on our flight to eugene! as i mentioned, we got lucky enough that there were still 2 open seats next to me, so we all flew together :) it was great. the flight was fun.. we bought munchies and pringles and shared excitement to be goin to visit frandddsss! we had a nice flight and landed, where we all got picked up and went our separate ways. FINALLY REUNITED WITH DIANA <3 and i got to meet emma,whom i love, and alexa who kindly drove over to pick me up!

    we drove through the oregon countryside all the way back to University of Oregon, my home for the next 3 and a half days. we went to dinner at common grounds, the main nearby dining area, and i got to meet a small handful of oregon friends. dinner was nice, but i was dead tired so we went back to the hall and just hung out! i was introduced to more people, and we had a fairly mellow night. 

    day 46: 2/15/12. THE ELLENNNNNN SHOW!!!!!

    the title says it all. today was the ellen show day!!!!!!!!! the day andrea and i went to the ellen show! da elllennnn shoowwwwwwwww! can you tell we were so excited? cuz we were. i woke up and packed a little for oregon before we left, then she picked me up around noon. needless to say i ditched school, which was nice. we drove up in the rain, and went to get lunch. we just went to subway which was nearby, cuz we wanted to be early enough. so we got lunch, then went over to the studios.

    we checked in and waited till it was finally time to go in. they did the numbers randomly of who goes in first, but we happened to be in the first group with the VIP section, which was so great. we waited around till finally we got to go inside the riffraff room and wait in another line. it was a lot of waiting in lines, but then we finally went in! and lucky us… we got placed in the front row. it was so cool. tons of dancing, tons of energy and so much fun. the guests were kind of lame.. it was P Diddy and Kate Upton and some host of the bachelor or something. but obviously it was still great… it’s the ellen show and we had front row! they were super anal about taking pictures the whole time, which is why i have like none. so it ended, and we of course had to buy stuff from the store. i bought a mug and a tumbler cup, and we both bought ellen underwear. best decision.

    then after it was over, we drove over to this really cool cafe called Milk. i got mini red velvet cupcakes and a gooey chocolate cookie and andrea got blue velvet cake. we ate and killed some time there to avoid traffic before we drove home. then, i packed all night! woo.

    day 41: 2/10/12. no party for you!

    friiiday! math class as usual, yuck. then work, also as usual. we started our new troll friday schedule which now includes me, lisa and devzors. we worked normal friday timez, and then the three of us went to bjs! but also guess who was there! KELLIS! she was there with her family, so she came over and trolled with us for a bit. she was fun.

    i got a turkey burger which was so gewd, and lisa and dev split the avocado egg rolls. then, was pizookie time. the sole purpose for us being there. devon was determined to order a party pizookie, but the waiter convinced her that that was a ridiculous decision. and thank goodness. we got two regular ones, and the three of us died. so much cookie. but it was SO good. and so worth it.

    day 39: 2/8/12. oldie photo editing.

    another wednesday! had math and english, and then came home. honestly this week has been an incredibly tough one, and it continued to be so today. distracted myself with some photo editing and good music. i talked to diana a little bit today which was nice. i really miss her, and can’t wait till i go to oregon to see her again!

    also, i ordered my new phone case today and i’m so excited for it. it was a design your own thing, so i put one of my pictures on it and i hope it turns out greattt

    day 36: 2/5/12. Superbowling and the night i wish never happened.

    i’m really loving not working on sundays! it’s so relaxing, and gives me some time not only to sleep in, but to do homework or just do stuff around the house and such. i did my nails before mass today, with those sticker nail polish things. they worked, but not as well as i had hoped. oh well! 

    i went to church at 3 for rehearsal, and we sang mass as usual. then afterwards, we had our annual lifeteen night of bowling.. or Superbowling, rather, for superbowl sunday! it was a fun night. i got home to do homework though, and then the rest of my night went downhill with some not so fun events.

    day 35: 2/4/12. Veronese

    i slept in and woke up in time for my noon shift today. we had a few parties, and it was a fairly busy day. nothing too terrible though! once i was done, i gave devon a ride home and we made a car video. then, alyssa, andrea and i went to pick up jacob from school to go to this awesome cafe called veronese in downtown fullerton. it was a super cool place, and the environment was so cute. we took lotsa pictures and just hung out. i got a slice of cheesecake, and they all got coffee and such. it was nice. then we went to a nearby innout and got food, and had some lolz there till really late. we drove jacob back, and then went home.

    day 34: 2/3/12. wifey sam makes a candle!

    today was actually quite an eventful friday at work! nothing special before work though.. just a normal friday morning with dreadful math class. but i got in at 1:30 for my shift today, which is a little earlier than usual. i got to see devon a little before she left, then worked with lisa and steph whom i love! we had a lolzy troll friday shift… the best fridays are when working with these two! it happened to be mint day.. lisa had mint nail polish and was eating mint chip ice cream and we made seafoam wax shapes which is basically mint colored. then we were making wax shapes..enough to come out of our ears, literally! i took a picture of them with wax shapes coming out of their ears, it was great. ALSO… we succeeded in making an entire tray of wax shapes and pushed them all without breaking the whole sheet of wax. IT WAS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT.

    Then, Sam was home from school so she came and made a candle! she made a really cute short heart that was garden themed and she loved it, and it was so good to see her!

    day 32: 2/1/12. school, starbucks, and a wrestling match.

    the first day of february! i went to school, then met alyssa up at starbucks. we studied for a little bit and then i decorated the front of alyssa’s notebook for her, with her fave lyrics. we hung out, and then i left to go home. i went with my dad to Uni for my brother’s wrestling match, and it was nice to see my brother wrestle. i also ran into jill and some other northwood seniors there, so that was good. went home and did homework. woo!

    day 30: 1/30/12.first day of spring semester

    yay! school! ugh jk, we weren’t really excited. here’s katie… we had math together so we met up in the morning. then i went to english and was SO excited to be the only person to be able to get into the class. after school, i stopped at the district and got innout. it, for some reason, was SO good. then i went home, and later went to golden spoon with alyssa and andrea. good day overall.

    day 29: 1/29/12. laguna and senior bible study serenade

    the title is pretty self explanatory! worked a typical sunday morning shift in Laguna.. except today was my last one! bittersweet,  but i was mostly happy because driving there is just such a difficulty and its much less exciting than irvine usually. although i definitely will miss the view and the beach and the chill vibes and the pandora. but i definitely will back, it’s not forever! anyways, then i went to church and we had a senior bible study tonight. i didn’t sing at mass today, so Levi and i rehearsed a little before mass and then played afterwards! it was really nice, and i just love singing in the fireside room. today was also the last day before school, so i went home and got ready for the next day.

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