Hello, Hello, Anybody Out There?

9.29.2011

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A long, tiresome week and some unexpected circumstances led me to stay in Austin for the weekend. Here's some of the things that helped me get through the late nights and early mornings.

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{top: Kate, Peyton, Elizabeth. bottom: Julie, me, Jenna}
A luau-themed Monday mixer with Fiji with all one my roomies for next year but one.

Jules has been trying to get me fixed on The Vampire Diaries, and I've managed to resist the temptation up until now. My change of heart emerged from my recent addiction to this Jason Walker song, "Echo'", which I found from a site that compiles music from Vamp Diaries.

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In other TV news, the premiere of Gossip Girl supplied plenty of laughter to release some of my academic anxiety. Chuck's new wise man persona is both ridiculous and hilarious, the Los Angeles scenery was a refreshing change of pace and brought me back to the days of The OC, and the styling was as flawless as ever.

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My friends are cursing me with more web surfing distractions. I've found two fellow blogger girls in my bio class. Willa (also a Kappa) can be found at Patient Practice and Megan at The Bridged. Julianne and Kelsey have joined Pinterest, which may or may not be the best invention since sliced bread. Or at least since Facebook. I now officially have a case of pinsomnia--the inability to shut your computer and go to sleep because you are addicted to the "see more pins" button.

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I find myself taking on a different persona once the clock strikes one or two in the morning. Crazy ideas seem like good ones, the impossible becomes possible, and my mind goes off in all sorts of directions. While this serves me well for blogging purposes, sometimes I make commitments that would never happen in daylight. I caught myself doing this when I promised Kelsey I'd go to hot yoga with her. After class the following day, I was baffled as to what on earth I was thinking vowing I'd willingly go melt in a 106 degree studio when it was already 105 outside. But, a promise is a promise, and I am so happy I did it. I'm even considering becoming a weekly regular at Pure.

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To reward myself for squeezing in a few workouts this week, I indulged in one of Austin's claims to fame in the food department: Salt Lick BBQ. Though it's not a hop and a skip from Hardin House in the slightest, the mini road trip is well worth it for the good ole Texan atmosphere and to-die-for barbecue. And now, I'm going to grant myself the ultimate reward after a long week: going to sleep without setting an alarm clock, finally allowing myself a well deserved Saturday of sleeping in with no agenda awaiting me.

1 comments:

Carolyn said...

Happy weekend, sis. BBQ looks delightful. Way to go on hot yoga. If you wanna skype tomorrow (Sun) let me know. :)