Summer '11

So, its been like a bajillion days since I've posted, but I wanted to get back to it. Today's been pretty long. I got up at 9:40 for Wednesday recitals. There were a ton, so it lasted an hour, and then I came back to my dorm and slept until 12:50 (10 minutes before my class started). After that class, I hung out with a friend and then got THE text.

Its almost summer, and here in Valdosta, its 'almost been summer' for like, a month now. Everyone has already started laying out to tan, and playing sports on the front lawn. Today was the start of my summer. :) My sisters Amelia and Tori invited me to go swimming with them at Rabbit's pool (He's a bruh). Soooo, we stayed for like 2 1/2 hours. It made my week because it was so warm, and the pool was so cold. gahhh!

Anyways, this is the last week of classes. Next week is finals week, so there is no class, we just show up at whatever time our final is and take it and leave. I'm moving most of my stuff out of the dorm this weekend. Its going into a storage unit - Thank Goodness. I was so not looking forward to taking all this crap back home. 

Well, I think I'm done for now. I'm gonna go watch Grey's Anatomy. Imagine that. :)

- Katie 


When Life Blows, Blow It Back.

There's been a lot going on lately, and honestly - I haven't been able to find time to blog.
I don't know how it happens, because I feel like I sleep my days away. I don't though!

Today is Sunday, and I'm doing laundry...yet again. I'm on my first trip - 3 loads. Then, I have to go back to the dorm and get the rest. I'm not dirty, I swear. I just have a CRAP LOAD of clothes. Its ridiculous, but I wouldn't get rid of them for the world. I don't think I could ever downsize my closet any more than I have. I have SO many boxes of clothes at home that I brought, and then had to take back, and its killing me not to have them.

I've had a lot to think about lately. School: in most classes there are only 4 tests, and I'm on my 3rd tests right now in all my classes. Soon it will be time for finals, and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to get through them all. I feel like I've been in college for like 2 years already, but I'm only a freshman. Next semester when I come back, I will still technically be a freshman. I really want to take some summer classes, but they'd have to be online or at the college in my hometown. I can't stay here over the summer. [This paragraph isn't even the HALF of what I've had to think about with school, I just don't have time to write it all down.]

Friends: I'm trying to figure out how this is going to pan out with my friends in the future. I know that most of the people I talk to now will have completely lost contact with me in about five years. I get tied down in friendships very quickly for some reason, and I think I'm learning that I call people my 'best friend' when in actuality, they're not - they're just someone I hang out with a lot. Sure, I do tell her a lot...but I'm not sure if that qualifies as a best friend? I just don't know anymore. I need to just see what happens. I'm not saying I don't want to be her friend anymore, but I need to realize that there are ways to make friends other than just telling them every detail of your life.

Body: I'm one of those people who really worry's about their body. I hate when people call me fat, and I REALLY hate when people say I'm NOT fat. Ugh. Just don't say anything about my body. When I'm skinny, you can call me skinny. That's all. I worry about my weight. I worry about what I look like in clothes. I worry about what I look like when I'm dancing. I worry about everything. Don't judge me, because that is what has made me this way in the first place. So yeh - all you douche bags in middle school and high school who decided to make those comments to me, its your fault. Anyways, That's mostly what I've been worrying about lately.

I'm officially going on a healthy diet though. So maybe since I'm putting it out there for everyone to see, I'll hold myself accountable for it. AND I'm working out. SHOCKER. I absolutely hate working out. Maybe that's why I'm like this...haha. Soo...I just wanted to post since I hadn't in a while.


- Katie

A Little Late

So, I never posted about cooking cupcakes for my sister's birthday! Tori and I made cupcakes for Amelia, and then surprised her with them. :) Here's how it went:

1. Mix oil, water, and eggs together in large bowl.

2. Add powdered mix and food coloring! (we used green in one batch & pink in the other)

3. Place cupcake wrapper in cupcake pan, and fill about 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Use wooden toothpick to make sure they're done, not silverware! If you use a toothpick, the batter will stick to it if it isn't cooked all the way. If you use silverware, it will not stick, so you won't know if its done or not.

4. Decorate & Enjoy! :)

P.S. This is Tori from when we were baking :)

So, that's about it. We had lots of fun, and everyone enjoyed eating them. :)

Good Night, 

- Katie


Sensation and Perception

Today's Psychology test is over Sensation and Perception. I should probably be studying right now since the test is in an hour and a half, but I can't make myself do it. Blahhh. I haven't studied, so I know I'm going to do bad. I'm really put off with that class because I studied for our 2 tests before this like...SUPER much. Hours and hours and hours of studying...and I made an 86 and then a SEVENTY SEVEN. I was pissed..to say the least. Anyways, I really think I'm studying the wrong things, so is there really a point? Should I just try to wing it? It's just real life examples anyway. I never know what example she's going to give us. I can't come up with a problem and name every problem with it. Ugh. I've decided...I hate psychology. Like I said in my last post, stroll practice is my favorite part of the week, and I am going to stick with that. Too bad I don't get a grade in it...

I'm hoping I don't have to go home next semester & go to school there. I shouldn't have to, but I don't know if I'll have a place to live here...

I've been marinating chicken for two days in the fridge, and I cooked in last night. It was SO GOOD. I usually don't cook meat in a skillet, but I did last night. Yum - f'real. I cooked black eyed peas too - yummyyyy. Jordan and Kaleb don't eat them I don't think...so I had to waste like over half a can. :(

I got two new fish. Their names are Duck and Canada. They're plain black, and super cute. :) They're the only kind of pets I can have...so I'm going to enjoy my new fish. My other two died...sad day. I wonder if the new fish can tell that there were other fish living in there once...What if they get depressed or something? Can that happen since they have a memory of like 30 seconds? Doesn't that just mean they are dumb? I'm gonna go with that. :)

I guess I will go study now. Or eat...I haven't eaten today. Who knows? I'll probably be back to write more later though... :)

***13 hours later...I couldn't study. I was so bored. I did for like an hour, and then I stopped. I probably failed that test, and I will cry if I did. Seriously...in public. I will ball my eyes out.
Anyways, after the test, I went with my soror Tori to Walmart, the dollar store, and Target to get our other sister's birthday presents. She's turning 19 tomorrow! (well...today since its 3:15 am!) Anyways, we got her some cool stuff. I can't put it on here right now in case she reads it though, so I will post pictures tomorrow :)

- Katie

Give It To 'Em

I'm pretty sure I have three tests next week again. When I got my syllabus, none of my classes had tests during the same week, so I don't know how this has ended up like this. I'm sitting in Dance right now, and I took the notes like last week, so I'm really bored. If you have perfect attendance, you get 25 bonus points at the end of the semester, so I haven't missed a day yet. If you leave early, you get an absence. So you guys get to hear about how bored I am. ;)

I went to the dance concert last night here at the school, it was pretty good, but now I have to take a ridiculous quiz on it online for class. "List the full names of the choreographers and the titles of their choreography for this concert." Now please tell me that that's a normal question. I think its dumb. I went to the concert...ask me about the concert - not the choreographers. 

***10 hours later - hahaha. I didn't realize it was so close to class ending...and so I had to close my computer. Anyways, I went to Starbucks with Jordan after that. :) And then...I studied a tiny bit for my test tomorrow (Tonight is an all-nighter for that test.), and then I went to my meeting. Stroll practice is probably my favorite part of the week (that was after my meeting). I'm not very good, and it is taking me a while to catch on...but I love it. I'm very out of shape though...so I have to take breaks. HA.

I am FINALLY up to date on Grey's Anatomy. :) I get to watch it on TV when it comes on now. haha 

I'm going to start studying for psych now I guess...

Good Night

- Katie


Pain is Pleasure

Trip to Atlanta with Chamber. check
Band Banquet with TBS & KKPSI. check
Vagina Monologues for Jordan. check
Meeting Jordan's best friend. check

I've done so much. We left on Thursday at 6:45 am & got to Atlanta at 10:00 am. (I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be a 4 to 4 1/2 hour drive...and we got there in 3 hours, ON A BUS. It should have been almost 4 1/2 to 5 hours since we were on a bus. Oh well. We got there, sang at 2 high schools and a church on Thursday. Friday, we went to 3 more high schools. The last 2 schools had to think the sopranos were bad because I felt like we were screeching. I don't know. Maybe it was just me. I'm pretty sure we were all half dead though. It was fun...so I should complain, it was just very tiring!

When I got back on Friday at 6, I had to get dressed, do my hair & makeup, and book it over the the banquet to finish setting up with everyone. I bought all the decorations, but since I wasn't there to help, everyone else just tried to put everything up the way I had described. They did a great job & it looked AMAZING! I only changed a few things because I'm a tiny bit OCD. :)

Ashley Chisholm wanted to be in the picture. :)

Skittles, Omar, Rae Rae, Eric, Domo, Landan, & Rodney. (Bruhs & Sorors)

This was our very first band banquet at VSU, but we made the most of it, and everyone I've talked to had a BLAST! :) The lighting was awesome, the DJs were GREAT, (One of my sorors, AJ had her boyfriend and his dad DJ for us) the food was amazing, and the caterers was the nicest people EVER. We had a slideshow of pictures from the season playing during the banquet, and we presented our amazing presidents of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma with gifts. 

Today, I went and saw the Vagina Monologues with Tori, Amelia, & Carolyn. [1-4 yay!...it wasn't really planned like that though. haha] Anyways, we went & saw the show, and Jordan was in it. It was the first time I'd ever seen her act, and she was of course...AMAZING. :) I met Jordan's best friend from home, Katie Beth, she was sweet. haha. Kaleb's watching a basketball game and talking about cracking his knuckles. Also, we are so tired...and can't stop yawning, haha. (A guy just purposely flopped a guy on the game...LOL <---- f'real.)

Look, its like free face blurring. The lighting sucked for taking pictures. Haha

Nighty Night.

P.S. I'm over 200 pageviews now. I've been waiting! haha :)

- Katie