Work, Work, Work

It has been raining every day this week. Not the best thing to happen, but I guess rain is always a good thing. At least we're not in like, a drought. Anyways...today, I went to Wednesday recitals at 10, and was done at 11. I slept in my dorm for an hour and a half, but woke up like 5 times from the thunder. It was SO loud! After that, I went to my 1 o clock class, and my 3:30 class, and then I was done! Yayy.

I had to be in a town 20 minutes away at 5:30 for rehearsal. We had our concert at 6:30, and then we ate some food that they cooked us for dinner at 7:30. It was really really good. :)

Tomorrow, we leave at 6:30 AM <----- !!!!! Yeh. 6:30 am. Way too early. Butttt, we're singing at 7 schools I think between tomorrow and Friday, so we won't have voices on Saturday. Our first annual band banquet is also on Friday. We get back at 6, and I have to be there at 6 to help set up. (stress!) After that ends, I'll be done for the weekend. I think...well, I hope! haha. These past two weeks have been very stressful and  busy. 

I'm going to get some sleep. Good night. :)

- Katie


Lovely Friendships

Enjoy what you have, but don't be jealous of what you don't. Don't hope for something different, or wish things had turned out differently. Love your friends and family, and don't ever look back at who's hurt you or damaged something of yours. Thank those who hurt you, and let them know that they are only a lesson learned in your life. Be thankful, love, and let others love you.

When I was younger, I was one of those girls who didn't have a boyfriend until high school was almost over. I've only kissed one guy, and he is the guy I'll spend the rest of my life with. I'm glad I listened to others when they told me not to worry. "Your Mr. Right will come along one day, and you'll be glad when he does" is what they said. I didn't believe them, but eventually I shut my mouth and listened. Now I've realized that I have who I need in life. God has put me through enough to teach others how to handle what I've had to deal with. Sometimes when you're in the middle of a huge mess that you think will never get better, you have a realization. Usually it tells you how to get better.

James 1:12 says : "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

I am not the kind of person who goes out and tries to push my religion on everyone, but when I believe something, I like to share it to a certain point. This bible verse has pushed me through so much. I know as a teenager, life is hard. Its hard to think as a teenager and get along with parents at the same time. Its hard to think everything you say is right, or maybe its hard to get your parents to understand. Maybe its hard because you are raising someone you shouldn't have to raise. Maybe you have to grow up way before you should have to, and its not the way normal people get to do it.

Love life. Enjoy what you have. Don't leave your friends because you have something better to do. If you have someone who will stick by your side when you are sick, or while you're going through a breakup...or maybe just comforts you when you've had a bad day and feel like crying...KEEP THEM. Don't lose a friend because you think  you can find someone better. Don't dump a boyfriend because there is one thing wrong with him. Everyone has mistakes. It's taken me a long time to realize I have to forgive and forgive and forgive again when someone hurts me.

Maybe this is a little too deep for you, but its how I felt. I think people need to be reminded every once in a while. I need to be reminded, and I know I have people to do that for me. Especially Hannah. I miss her so much...she used to be the person I would go to school and ask every question I could think about God. She didn't always know the answer, but she always steered me in the right direction. She's my best friend, and I'm glad I know that if something is wrong, I can talk to her no matter what. She doesn't live by me anymore...actually we live 5 hours apart, but I know that if I need direction I can talk to her. We've had our ups and downs, but I've forgiven her, and for some reason...she's forgiven me. (I think its because God told her to. ;) haha)

Anyways, I think my point is...love. Love everyone. Forgive everyone. Do what God says...you'll be happier.

P.S. I got an orange slip of paper today leaving my dorm. Basically, people were telling us not to let people 'tailgate' into the dorm. So...don't open the door and let others in. [I just wanted to put this in here...because my blog is a college blog, and I wanted to say...don't let strange people in your dorm. They could cause a LOT of trouble!] Okay. I'm done now. :)

- Katie


The Planets

I feel like I haven't written in days, but its really only been 2 days. Yesterday was a visitation day for high schoolers, and they closed our dining hall off so only they could eat there. We were forced to go to the other one, and it doesn't have as much variety. Also, as Tori says, we feel like zoo animals because the high schoolers, their parents, and their brothers and sisters come and walk around campus and look at everything and look at us. Its just so weird.

I had rehearsal on Friday at 7 pm. Then we had it again on Saturday at 10:30. We had a concert last night at 8, and now we have another one, and I have to be there in 20 minutes. I really don't wanna go! All we do is stand backstage and sing some 'ahs'. I'll be okay though.

**EDIT: I woke up at 3, went to my concert, and then went to hang out with my bruhs & sorors. :) After that I came back to campus and watched a lot of Grey's Anatomy. [I'm up to season 7 now!] Now its time to watch ANTM, and then go to bed!

Tomorrow,  I have studio at 10 am, so I have to go to bed at a reasonable time tonight. I know I probably won't though. Anyways, I'm offa hereeee. G'night.

- Katie



Thursdays are always good for me because its the last day of classes before my weekend starts. This week is an exception though, because since my voice lesson got cancelled, I had to reschedule for tomorrow. I also have advising tomorrow, so I still have to get up. Oh well though. I should be going to sleep, but I just can't make myself go to sleep!

We have the tv turned on Disney - well, I have the tv turned on Disney - and I plan on watching it until I go to sleep. I can't go to sleep in the dark, and I just don't understand how people can go to sleep watching anything creepy or serious. Seriously - Disney is a good choice. haha :)

This is just about the shortest post ever.

Good night. :)

- Katie


The Day Has Come

Recital was today. 22 minutes ago, actually. I did good, but just good, not great.

Now, I'm going to sit in my room & watch Grey's Anatomy until my 1:00 class. I love today Mondays & Wednesdays...they're the classes I like - Choir & Dance.
As you know, I did laundry yesterday. Usually, after I finish late at night, I'll leave it in my laundry bag and put it away during the next few days as I feel like it. Last night though, I managed to wash and put away FOUR loads of laundry. crazyyy. I have clean clothes now though. :)

I won a Rice Babies Baby Doll the other day from Ruffles and Stuff. :) Maybe I should go get a scratch off or something, because I don't EVER win anything. I'm feelin' lucky.

***14 hours later - I just got back from walmart with some of my sisters. We bought stuff for the sorority so we can decorate our bulletin board and make it pretty! :)

My voice lesson is cancelled tomorrow, so my first class isn't until 11:00. WOO! :)
I'm going to watch Grey's Anatomy & go to sleep :)))

P.S. I finally figured out how to change the time zone, so now it says the actual time that I post. :)

- Katie


The Laundry Monster

I have come to realize that doing laundry is probably the worst thing to do in college. Its not like when you live with your parents. You can't just stick it in the washer and come back 2 hours later to put it in the dryer. And you definitely cannot just leave it in the dryer for someone else to pull out and put on the couch or fold for you.

Our laundry room that I'm in!

Washers take 25 minutes. Dryers take 40 minutes. (if your clothes are even dry by then) And yes, I do usually have to sit in here until everything is done because I'm afraid someone will steal something from me!
The washers & dryers are very old, and not taken care of. People leave panties, socks, and boxers in the machines because they don't check well enough to see if they got everything.

You have to learn what days are good to wash laundry, and what days are bad. Not only do you have to find which days are good, but you have to figure out what time of they day on that day is good. I'm in the biggest laundry room we have on campus, and usually when I come in here, I get one or two washers for 4 or 5 loads. Then I'll get one or two dryers for those same 4 or 5 loads. People push you out of the way, people leave things in the machines, and they usually don't even work right.

This year, my school grew by over 3 thousand students. With that, they had to make an upperclassmen dorm a freshman dorm. But, they also needed to build a new psychology building. What did they do...tear down half the dorm to build the new psychology building, and leave the other half for me and the other 99 lucky freshmen. Guess what was in the part they tore down? Yes...that would be our laundry room. So now, we get to walk across campus to whatever dorm will let us in to wash our clothes.

So, remember all those times I complained about laundry? That's why.

I'm lucky today though, I'm really the only one who's been in here consistently. Most of the other people washing laundry live in this dorm, so they can go back up to their room while its going. I'm alone, and its mostly quiet. I was watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix (imagine that. ;)) but somehow, my sound stopped working...so here I am. :P

I'm almost done, and I am about to fold up my clothes, and hike back across campus. (its really not that big. haha) When I get back, I'll be putting my clothes away and going to bed. I have to be up at 8 tomorrow!!! Yes. 8 a.m. I don't ever get up that early.

I really don't know why I put this on here. But, I found it and liked it. So...yeh. :) [plus, its in my dorm & I'm washing that shirt...so its kinda related to the blog. haha]

Hope you're looking forward to college...and the wonderful laundry rooms. :)

- Katie


Chicken Pot Pie

So, a few weeks ago when my mom came down here to visit for my birthday, she brought me this kit she got to make chicken pot pie. It came with 12 tortillas and 2 cans of chunky chicken. Since I didn't know how to make it, I've been putting it off. I do love some good chicken pot pie though, so I finally decided to make it! :) The crust was not as good as normal chicken pot pie, but one day I will buy everything to make it from scratch for real; for now though...you get to see how I made it in my dorm.

First, I set the oven to 350 degrees & got a medium-sized pot and poured in a can of cream of chicken (and a can of water), a small can of mixed peas and carrots, and half of a large can of corn. I put it on medium heat and stirred it for a few minutes. When it got close to boiling, I turned it on low heat, and put a lid on it.

Second, I got two paper towels, wet them (rung them out so they were just damp) and stuck a tortilla in the middle of them. Popped 'em in the microwave for about 25 seconds, and them molded them in the muffin pan.

Next, I filled the crusts with the mixture of veggies, chicken, and cream of chicken.

Last, I cut a small circle out of a tortilla to cover the top of the pie. (I couldn't get the crust to pinch together...because its only a tortilla. You're supposed to also cut slits in the top, but I did that on one and it broke. So I didn't do it on the other two.

 I put it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

They're small, so you could probably eat 2. It ended up being REALLY good actually. I loved the crust on top because it was so crunchy. :) Hope you enjoy your own chicken pot pie!

- Katie


Jack & John

Like I said yesterday, I got a new dress for my recital that's in a couple days. I went to the factory outlets at 204 and went to Maurices. Everything there was way too expensive, so I decided to try Dressbarn to see if there was anything cheaper. I was a little upset because everything was actually the same price. I found a couple dresses I liked because there was a 'buy 2 dresses, get 10 dollars off' sale going on. I tried them on, and only liked one of them. As I'm getting ready to leave the dressing room, my grandmother brings me this hideous dress. I didn't even know this store HAD hideous dresses! Almost everything I'd found was cute...I think she did it on purpose. Anyways, she brought it to me and asked if I liked it. I didn't want to be mean, so I said yes & tried it on...not thinking she'd make me come out of the dressing room in it. I felt like a 10 year old who's parents make them show them their clothes on before they buy them!

Well, I finally decided on the first dress, hurt her feelings a tiny bit (sorry grandma), and went searching for more. I found some more, but none that I wanted, so we went to check out. As we're in line, I found an owl ring! (remember, I am in love with owls right now) I wanted it so very badly, but I didn't see the point in paying $12 for it. Cato sells rings for like $5. (That's where I work) I can't find a picture of the ring, but I found one kind of like it. The pictured one looks a little cheaper though...

Goodness, I loved it. I kept looking around and I found these SUPER cute owl earrings. The picture I took isn't the greatest, but they're bronze with lime green/yellow, baby blue, royal blue, and black on them. I wanted to name them...because they're father necklace is named Pete Feathers, but Kaleb didn't like my name. (Pete Feathers Juniors) So he named them Jack and John Feathers. :) They were $10 and well worth it. :)

P.S. I'm quitting my job at the church. I'm so stressed out by that job. That's all.

- Katie


Pat on the Black

We finally made it back to Valdosta, & I'm happy to be back. My recital is in 4 days, and I'm still really nervous about that. I got a dress though! It's zebra print with a yellow belt. Love it :)

I'm at my happiest, snuggled up in bed wearing Kaleb's sweats, watching Grey's Anatomy, and about to go to sleep! We are getting up early for church tomorrow, and then after that, I get to FINALLY go back to my dorm. :) Maybe its weird that I enjoy living in such a small space with someone else..or maybe  its weird because there should be no way for me to enjoy 30 other people living on my hall, but I absolutely love living on my own. If this is the only way I can do that right now, I'll be happy with it. There's no one telling me when to eat, when not to eat, when to go to bed, if I can skip class, NONE OF IT.

Jordan and I are good friends. Great friends. We talk about everything, she probably knows way too much about me, and I probably know way too much about her, but isn't that how its supposed to be with a roommate? One of my other friends doesn't even talk to her roommate. She never had a huge problem with her...Its just that from day one, she was like "I don't want to be friends, I want to be roommates, and that's it". I just don't see that working out. I would never have been able to bring Kaleb over. Our room would have never been switched around. I would have less shoes & jewelry to wear. (yeh, she's definitely not my size in shirts & pants haha) I just don't understand how you can get through college with someone living in the same room as you...but never ever talking. When Jordan and I had our big fight...it lasted days. We said like 5 words to each other the whole time, and it was miserable. When one of us came into the room, the other left. My whole point is: DON'T hate your roommate. Be friends. If you have to do everything you can ever think of to be nice to them, do it. It will be worth it.

I know I wrote every single day over spring break, and maybe some of it was stupid, but I have to get my thoughts out somewhere. Anyways - Spring Break was overall a good week. I spent time with my family, and got to do some things I don't get to do at school. I'm not wanting to go back though, a week was plenty of time for me. A lot of things happened over my break, things I probably shouldn't talk about on a blog where anyone can see. I didn't 'grow up' over spring break by any means, but I have learned some things this past week. I've learned for one, that I will be a lot busier from now on. Not only will I have school, Kaleb, friends, choir, and the sorority, but I will also be catching up on some things I haven't been doing that I should have. (can't believe there's anything else to fit into my schedule, hunh? me either.)

Be that as it may, (I looked up the word 'anyway' in the thesaurus. haha) I am going to watch my show now, that I have been talking about for like 3 days now. Night <3

- Katie



I have missed going to the beach whenever I want. Last year, I was free to go whenever I felt like it. Now, I live 2 hours away from any beach. I've gotten so ready to come back to Savannah for spring break and go to Tybee. When I got there today - just like usual - I was ready to leave within an hour. Not only was it excessively windy, but it's still St. Patty's Day weekend in Savannah, and there were a ton of people...on the non-crowded end of the beach!

Tomorrow is basically the last day of my break, I don't know when we're leaving to go back, but I'll be back in V-town  by tomorrow night! Sunday, of course, is church, so I have to be back Saturday night so I can be there and sing on Sunday morning. Dorms don't open til Sunday at 10am. That's really dumb if you ask me. 

I was at Walmart today, and I heard this lady on the phone behind me complaining about how Savannah was taken over by drunk people. Seriously? She was decked out in green, traveled here from somewhere else, and you're going to complain about it? DON'T COME HERE THEN....just sayin'.

I've been practicing for my Wednesday recital. It's next week. I'm absolutely terrified. I'm sure I can't be the absolute worst, so I guess I'll get over it. :)

I'm going to go watch some more Grey's Anatomy! I'm halfway through season 4 now! I just can't wait to finish 5, 6, & 7. lol I wanna start on 8! Oh well. I'll get there eventually. :) Good night!

- Katie


Season 4

Today's been long. I got up at 3:00 in the afternoon, so my day should have seemed a lot shorter, but I feel like I've done a lot. I got up and got ready to to Walmart with my grandparents. We didn't leave for an hour though. We finally go there, and spent an hour shopping for groceries. We came back, unloaded, and then Kaleb came and got me. So now, I'm here, at Kaleb's house again.

**2 hours later - I am now back at home. I know you care so much. :P Anyways though, I am about to go on Netflix & watch some Grey's Anatomy :) Hopefully, I'll be going to bed early tonight (as in 1...and not 5) so I can get up early to go to another appointment tomorrow!

Good night <3

- Katie


Scrimp n Sausage

Today's been long. I had my appointment in Savannah at 2, but apparently my grandmother had one at 11 that I didn't know about. She tried to wake me up like 3 times before I finally got up...but then I fell back asleep. They ended up leaving me home and coming back for me for my appointment. It took us 30 minutes to park - imagine that...lol. We were done within an hour, and then we came back home to start cooking...drum roll...my low country boil. yum! It was my 'belated birthday party' with the family & Kaleb. :) It was SO GOOD.

That's about it. Short post today. :)
Good night <3

P.S. It's 9:53 pm...I wonder why it's posting at the wrong time?

- Katie

Je m'ennuie, ainsi j'écris

I don't speak french, so if that's wrong - blame the mac. :P

I took a one hour nap earlier. That means I've slept one hour during a 32 hour period. Unreal. Seriously, this isn't normal for me. I'm not even dying for sleep.

I have an appointment tomorrow in Savannah at 2. I have another one Friday at 11. I really want to get some frozen yogurt while I'm in Savannah. haha ;)

My birthday was February 26. So, its been 2 1/2 weeks since I turned 19 and also since I got my tattoo! The whole point of me pointing that out though, is to tell you what I got for my birthday. I, of course, bought myself a tattoo. I also got these amazing leather boots. oh my gosh. They are awesome. They're taupe, so I guess you could wear them as grey or tan...it's really an odd color, but I love it :) They're slouchy too. gosh - I will have to put a picture on here ASAP.

Today, I watched a movie on Lifetime called He Loves Me. This lady is psychoooo. I won't give it away in case you want to watch it, but I'm just saying - everything seems normal and alright, until people start unfolding her little secret. I also finally watched a movie Jordan told me to watch called Wristcutters: A Love Story. It was sooo good. I can't wait to talk to her about it finally; I made her quit talking about it so I could watch it. haha

- Katie


Insane Asylum

I feel like I've been awake for days. Not in the tired kinda way that you feel when you pull an all-nighter studying...but in a different kind of way. Kind of like people feel when they work night shifts, so they wake up at 4 or 5 in the afternoon before they go to work. Maybe its because I DID wake up at 5 yesterday afternoon, and I haven't been to sleep since. I know its only 7 am, but I will not have any time to sleep between now and probably 5 or so tonight.

I'm not one of those teens who can skip a night or two of sleeping - I need my sleep. Whenever I pull all-nighters for tests, you better believe I sleep every single minute of my hour between each class the next two days. So, yeh - I feel very odd...but not tired. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this.

Yesterday when I woke up, I went to the gym, walmart, and then to Kaleb's house. :) [I can't wait to get back to school so I can start working out again. I quit because of everything that was going on with the friends I went to the gym with. I really need to get back to it though. When I went with Morgan today - I felt like CRAP because I couldn't go as long as I used to be able to!] When I got home I layed down, played computer games, and watched this show Baggage. My mom had like 37 episodes recorded, and I'd watched everything else...so I was like Hey, Let's try this. It was okay. Okay enough that I watched it for almost 8 hours. I couldn't sleep...I'm home alone with my little brother - who was asleep. I'm so weird. I can't shower, sleep, or be in a quiet house alone (at night time).

Anyways, I won't have the chance to sleep anytime soon because currently, I'm waiting on my brother to go to school so I can get up, take a shower, clean up the house, and whatever else. My mom and brother have a slight problem with cleaning...and when I say slight - I mean my mom does one room and thinks she's done a great job of cleaning, so then she quits. My brother doesn't know what 'cleaning' is. So right now, I'm making a list of things for him to do after school. (It's a half day for them...parent teacher conferences) So basically...you have to write down every single thing for him, or he'll skip and not do it. Actually, I'm pretty sure he'll find a loop hole in something I've written.

So, I think that is all for now. I will be cleaning a crap ton before my grandpa comes to pick me up! I'm going to their house for the rest of the week. :) I love them! <3

Yes, it's really hosted by Jerry Springer. You have got to catch an episode of it. I only really watched it so long to see what baggage people had. Some examples were: "I've never been faithful in a relationship", "I've failed my drivers license test 9 times this year", "I once cheated on my boyfriend with his twin", "I've buried 13 pets in my backyard", "I dated a woman while she was in an insane asylum", "I clean my home with maxi pads and tampons", & "I got paid for sex 6 times while in a relationship". I mean, that's some crazy stuff. I can't even remember all of them that I watched. lol But, they were crazy. 

- Katie



I've spent my entire day with the most amazing man ever. :) First we went to church together at my mom's church, then we went out to eat, and then we spent time together at his parent's house. (We've missed them!) They have a new puppy, Layla. She is 6 months old and a black lab! She was rescued, so she's still a little nervous around people...but she's so cute.

His mom (Sonia) and I went to Home Depot to return something she bought..and then the thing they sent her BEFORE they sent her the right thing that she ordered. For some reason, every person that was working there had absolutely no clue what to do about the items because they wouldn't show up when they scanned them. It took them 30 minutes to realize the had to call a manager to the front!

Anyways, tomorrow is a sleep-in day and I'm excited! I need to get to posting on my little eensy weensy fashion blog I have. Any ideas to write on? Do you know of anything that is cute? (& cheap. These questions are obviously directed toward my imaginary readers that I hope are there. lol) I've got some ideas, just haven't done it yet! :P

Krispy Kreme = DO NOT EAT. I am so sick from those stupid donuts. I'm kind of glad we don't have one in Valdosta now. Last night, I started watching Parent Trap, (the sixties one!) and I absolutely LOVE it because that used to be my favorite movie, so I know just about every line from the Lindsay Lohan version. It's pretty cool comparing them. :)

I'm going to finish it now. ;)

- Katie

Jones in the Fast Lane

So, I've missed a couple days...but this entry will make up for it muahahaha :)

I'm home...3 hours away from school. I'm at my mom's house for part of the break, and then I'll go to my grandma's for another part of the break. Today, I woke up at 4 pm. Ridiculous, I know! I had to make up for all the sleep I haven't been getting though...so I think it's okay.

Anyways, when I woke up today, I started texting my cousin (Morgan) and we decided to go shopping. Once we finally got ready and left, it was like 5:15 or 5:30. We went to the mall, saw someone I totally didn't expect to see, went to Olive Garden and Krispy Kreme (shame on us), and then came back home. We got home around 10:30...and I was definitely surprised to see my mom still awake...I found out she had someone coming over...bleh.

I knew I had to do laundry - I FINALLY DID IT - haha, and while I was out in the garage, I started cleaning...it was so messy out there. I found this game I have been wanting to play for SO LONG. It's called Jones in the Fast Lane. Its so old that its on floppy disks. (I just looked at the date on it...1989.) haha I don't care though. Its freakin awesome.

I would have shown my face, but I look like absolute crap right now. :)

Anyways, tomorrow I'm going to church with my mom, brother, cousin, and aunt and uncle. I haven't ever been with them...so I'm excited. Random things - I painted my nails dark purple, (Jordan's nail polish ;)) I got a green dress for St. Patty's Day, I got this patterned tank, (so cute. and I'm definitely going to have to take a picture and put it on here) and I ate donuts today. MULTIPLE. I definitely canNOT do Lent. haha. Jesus loves me anyway.

I'm going to attempt to play Civilization now since Jones in the Fast Lane won't work. :( Good Night :)

- Katie


Spring Break

Today I took my history and psychology tests that I've been stressing over for 2 weeks now. I don't know how I did...but I guess I'll know after spring break! Anyways, my psychology class was at 3:30, and that was my last class of the week - so my spring break has officially begun.

I will be spending my entire break sleeping and learning my part for Holst's 'The Planets' & practicing my solo piece that I have to perform on March 23rd. (By the way, in that picture...I'm only singing G for eleven measure straight...[haha] & that's not the hard part...I just didn't take a picture of the hard part.)

Now, since there's no more class to worry about for a week, it's time to clean my dorm. I hate coming back to a messy dorm after a break from school. Even if I just leave for the weekend...
Laundry is a must...I guess. haha I need clean clothes at least for one week. 

Just to throw out there...I'm going to New York at the end of May this year, and then at the beginning of June I'm going to Seattle. I'm a bitttttt nervous...I've never flown by myself before. (that'll only be for Seattle though, I'm flying to New York with my choir) Anyways, I think it's naptime for a while.

1. Naptime.
2. TBΣ 
3. Cleaning/Laundry
4. Pack
5. Sleep through tomorrow because I have no class. :)

- Katie


Pete Feathers

I was on ebay a little over a month ago, and I was browsing around trying to find something to buy on my credit card, (bad idea...) and since I am obsessed with owls, I tried to find an owl necklace. Well, I found one; it was $1.50 and free shipping - so of COURSE I had to buy it. I found out after I ordered it that it was being shipped from Hong Kong. Seriously, of ALL places?! I was so excited, and I had to wait a month to have my little necklace.

It came in the mail last week, I think...and when I put it on, I decided I HAD to name him.

His name is Pete Feathers. I think its an adorable name :) Kaleb probably thinks otherwise...I was with him and asked him for help on the name haha.

I love that Pete is bronze and black, because I can wear him with almost anything :)

Today, I lost my glasses...but I found my music folder! haha My week is just not going that well. Lunch for this amazing Wednesday is french vanilla flavored yogurt by Yoplait. :)

Okay, now its time to go finish studying for my test...that is in an hour and twenty minutes!

- Katie


Color Blocking

Last night, I figured I would pick an outfit to wear today so I could get up and get ready quickly. (one of those I'm-in-college-so-I-want-as-much-sleep-as-I-can-have techniques) While I was picking out outfits, I of course asked Jordan which ones looked okay, and which ones she didn't like. I finally chose a shirt I wanted to wear & tried on like 3 different shirts over and under it. When I finally picked one, I decided that I looked like cotton candy, but all Jordan had to say about it was "color blocking is in right now; I'd wear it". So I did.

My 3 tests are coming up. One is tomorrow - Dance. He claims we don't have that many people or dates to learn...but we do. Thursday of course is my psychology & history tests...I hope I'm ready. I know I'll be in the library for a long time this week.

Tonight I have a chorus concert. We are singing some crazy pieces talking about world disasters. I will have a video up as soon as I can. :)

Concert Performance (Click CTQ - Continental Trombone Quartet) :)

- Katie


Best Day of My Life

No, that's a lie. Actually - I'm terrified of getting a lecture & being yelled at. I got sick this weekend, and I missed church (where I get paid to sing in the choir) and I also missed my rehearsal for school choir. We have a concert tomorrow and I feel like I'm going to get yelled at in about 30 minutes when I go to class.
Also, I can't find my music folder. I'm not really sure how this class is going to pan out...

I have dance later on though - So maybe that class will be better :)

I'm still feeling awful, but a tinyyyyy bit better. I'm trying to suck down some hot drinks so I can fix my throat. I can't NOT sing today...we have a concert tomorrow! We'll see how this works out as well...haha

Jordan's asleep and I'm just trying to be quiet, so that's why I'm blogging. I think Toddlers and Tiaras is on, so that's what I'm watching. Hunger is setting in...but I'm on a diet, so I'm trying not to think about that either!

I WILL do laundry tonight...no, that's a lie. I'll probably do it on Wednesday or something.
I just found out I have to stay here for Spring Break. FML. I don't have the money to drive home. hahaha. I'll be alright though. Okay - I'm gonna put some eye makeup on & attempt to look like a person who's not at all sick. :P

***EDIT: My day got better...we got our TBΣ pins :) We crossed December 3, 2010. We JUST got them! (along with our membership cards of course) YAY, We're actual members now. :) hahaha

- Katie


Stress in a Coffee Cup

I have three tests this week. I have been staring at my computer screen for 2 hours now typing up flashcards for only two of them!

I haven't had coffee in over a month, and within 2 hours, I've already consumed two tall white chocolate mochas from Starbucks.  When they say college is hard - THEY MEAN IT. :)

So, if you're not in college...take their word. If you are, you can relate. :P

Tips for studying:
1. WEAR PAJAMAS. No one cares what you look like. I'm glad I changed before I got to the library...which brings me to numero dos:
2. ALWAYS STUDY IN THE LIBRARY. If you use your computer to study, it will distract you enough. You don't need to be in your room sitting on your bed where you're likely to fall asleep, watch tv, talk on the phone, read a magazine, or whatever else.
3. STUDY WITH A FRIEND. Of course make it a friend you know you'll actually study with, but make sure that you have someone with you that will make you study. Ask them if you can have a mutual agreement: "Ask me if I'm studying every ___ minutes, and I'll ask you the same thing every other ____ minutes." IT WORKS. :)
4. I don't know what else. But make sure you study. It helps. hahaha. I need sleep. :P


- Katie

Sick Days

I know I'm posting this the same day I just posted the other one..but the other one was about yesterday - and this is about today.

When you live at home and you have your parents around to help take care of you - it's a lot easier to do things or to get better faster. Well, I don't live with my parents anymore, and I haven't for a while. Actually, I haven't lived with my mom for almost a year now, but I haven't lived with my grandparents for like 7 months. So I guess I've basically lived on my own for 7 months.

Being sick while living on your own is not the easiest condition to be in. I can't afford medicine to help me get better, I can't afford to go to the doctor to even SEE what's wrong...it's just a mess. I know I'll be able to get better, and take care of myself, its just an odd feeling knowing you have to do it yourself.

Onto the good stuff in life...

I got tired of my fingernails being not painted last night, so I finally painted them. I saw a picture of Vanessa Hudgens' nails, and all of them were one color and her ring fingers were a different color, so I had to try it. All my nails are black except my ring fingers - they're red. My toenails are red with black and silver designs. :)

I have laundry to do now. booo. I just did it like 2 days ago. I think the reason doing laundry sucks so bad is because you have to pay for it. The washers and dryers are small - so you can't fit much in there...and they charge like $1 per washer and .50 per dryer. I guess its better than doing it in the laundry mat though.

I wish the dining hall served breakfast all day on Saturdays and Sundays, but if you go at this time - It's probably old and hard, haha.

- Katie

Birthday Party

Two days from now is one of my sorors' birthday! She is turning 19, but since it is during the week...another one of our ls' decided to throw a surprise birthday party for her this weekend...so we did. I just want you to know...that is one HARD thing to do when you don't have a car...and you both live in a dorm! We originally planned on having a pool party for her, so yet ANOTHER one of our ls' [ls means line sister by the way...they are the girls I crossed with into the sorority :)] said we could have the party at her apartment, and swim in the pool at her apartment complex.

RAIN RUINS EVERYTHING...or so we thought. We got up at 10:30 am yesterday (a no-no in college. haha, you sleep when you can) and we realized the forecast said it was going to rain, so we had to change the plans to go swimming at the student rec center at our school. So now we've got a place to swim, what about a place to eat and actually have the party? We called as many people as we could, and we FINALLY found a place! (Thanks Jasmine) 

So while we're doing all this and trying to find places, text people & tell them place and time has been changed, and whatever else we had to do...we were shopping for food, decorations, and everything else. I'm just saying - Sam's, Walmart, AND the Dollar Tree were not giving us any space to walk around. People love going out on Saturdays I guess! Once we finally got back, (1:30) we had to go get her & bring her over thinking she was just going to have a big/little day with her big Jasmine! 

The party went well; the pool didn't go well. The rec center had a swim class going from 4-6 pm. (we got there at 4:00) so we decided to just go to an outside pool. (it ended up NOT raining) The water was of course absolutely freezing, so we sat in my big's apartment for like 3 1/2 hours just talking. I do love my bruhs and sorors, so its okay...the day was a LOT of fun whether things turned out perfectly or not. The birthday girl was happy too!! :)

Haha, sorry I had to block everything out - I didn't want anyone to creep on us. That was my status though, and she had a great time! :)

- Katie


In the Beginning

I get bored, complain to the boyfriend too much, and sometimes...just need to talk to invisible people, so here I go.

If you've read my about me, you know that I am 19 and attend VSU. I am a music education major (for voice), and I plan on teaching on a high school or college level when I get older.

Some random facts about me:

- I'm in Tau Beta Sigma, a National Honorary Band Sorority :)
- I used to be a biology major.
- I have a little brother. He's 16, and not so little anymore, but...you know. :P
- I have been dating my boyfriend for over 2 years. (That's Kaleb!)
- I'm slightly OCD, and I'm very cautious about grammatical errors.
- Jordan is my roommate. I'll probably use her name a lot.
- America's Next Top Model, Make it or Break it, and Pretty Little Liars are my favorite 3 shows.
- My favorite singers are: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, & Mariah Carey. :)

To get on to the point of the blog:
I just wanted to have a place to get everything out, and to talk about my day...hence the title Life of a College Kid. :)

Today started out with my voice lesson - at 9 a.m. [yeh, kill me now! I didn't choose that time...haha] I had to sign up for my Wednesday recital...so I will be performing in 2 - 3 weeks. Nerve-racking! After my lesson, breakfast was definitely a must. I went to the dining hall...alone (sad day. I hate that) and ate my nasty eggs, burnt french toast, and undercooked hashbrown. (they just know how to cook everything wrong, hunh? :P )
I went to 2 more classes today...and then decided to skip the 3rd one. (that's one reason I love college life) I've started talking to my best friend from home a lot lately, which is awesome. Because I freakin miss her! She lives like 5 hours away now. Absolute opposite ends of Georgia.
I'm going to go finish watching America's Next Top Model now. I missed it last night...so I had to catch up ;) If you like that show...you should DEFINITELY look up the other versions of it. Australia's is my favorite aside from America's of course. (I just LOVE their accents haha)
I don't think I'm going to be getting into any trouble tonight...but if I do, you'll know tomorrow :)

- Katie