Touch the Screen

2.04.2012

Since my last post, I have taken my first exam of the semester, traveled to Houston and back, and witnessed my newest niece, Quinn, get baptized. Though life seems to be permanently on fast forward here, I am becoming accustomed to never having a dull moment. But, when I need to put life on pause, and reminisce on all that happens in such a short amount of time, it's nice to have BOD as my time capsule, or my pause button, shall we say?

Here are my past week's adventures--the things that made me smile, laugh, or just oddities that I deemed worthy of sharing with all of you.

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There's something thrilling about seeing a fluorescent slip of paper in your mail slot in Hardin, notifying you there's a package at the front desk with your name on it. Today I received two, both of which were birthday packages from my sisters (one blood, one in the bond!). The first was a collection of Kappa goodies from Mollie. I have yet to mention this old but exciting news: my bestie Moll pledged Kappa at SMU! It's no surprise we made the same choice as we're very much alike. And, yes, I'm bias, but we really do have the prettiest houses!

Texas Kappa house:
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SMU Kappa house:
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The second package was from my actual sister, Carolyn, all the way from Austria. She sent me a beautiful gold plated bracelet that fits my taste precisely. I can't wait to wear it and tell everyone that it's from Austria and more importantly, from my pregnant sister! Yes, I will be an aunt of not one but two more this summer! Erin's baby (which we just found out will be a sister for Sam!) will arrive a couple months ahead of Coco's.

I'm typically pessimistic when it comes to the YouTube videos that go viral overnight. However, I put my hesitations aside for these series of videos once I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at the "stuff" single girls say video. Sadly, I think I have said close to all of those things at one point or another.

The craze was born with the girls video, and ever since, an assortment of videos have spun off. Though they may come across as inappropriate and not in the slightest bit PC, here are some of the videos that are worth wasting three minutes on YouTube for...
and my all-time favorite:
What Nobody Says.

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Almost every week, Kelsey makes a trip to her grandparents house to eat dinner with them. To fully enjoy the comfort of being in a home, she usually makes our room some sort of baked good. This past week were these sweet but not-too-sweet strawberry lemonade bars, a twist on one of a personal favorite of mine-the lemon bar.

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I split my past weekend evenly between friends and family. Thursday night was spent downtown and on Friday, I went to dinner with friends. I had anticipated going to a mixer after dinner, but I bailed last minute due to a sudden overwhelming wave of tiredness. I definitely made the right call since I had to be at my sister's for a roadtrip back to Houston the following morning for Quinn's baptism. I got to see more family during this short stay than I normally see in months, so it was definitely worth the trip, especially since I didn't have to be behind the driver's seat.

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I have Pinterest to thank for my new favorite clothing site--tobi.com. It's wide selection of simple garments caters well to a college girl on a budget. I've got my sights set on their oversized sweaters, silk tops in fabulous jewel tones, and their unique footwear. Another plus: the site is super user-friendly.

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My friend Laura showed me her friend Brighton's blog upon discovering that I was a blogger myself a few weeks back. It's worth a visit if you like following trends, lusting over typography, or are simply a sucker for eye candy.

And for my closing words, thank goodness it's Friday's eve. It's been a long time comin' this week.

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