Welcome to Friday!
Whew. Boy am I glad it's here. Lots to do this weekend....working tonight in the ER (7p-7a) which means I'll spend all day Saturday sleeping and re-energizing. Sunday I work from noon-6pm. *sigh* Next week is dead week on campus (24 hour quiet time in the library and study areas on campus) and then the week after that is FINALS! Wow, seriously, I can't believe it.
Making some major changes in my life over the next few months. More to come on that later. *wink*
Welcome to Friday!
by Holly at 2:27 PM
Whew! I've got so much stuff on my mind lately! Where do I begin? Let's see here...
I should have checked my email before I left for school this morning. I got to class at 8:15 ready to go, laptop set up, cell phone set to silent and my bottle of water was nice and cold. There was another guy in the room with me. We noticed that ay 8:25 nobody else was in class. So, we're thinking, maybe they switched our class to another room or something because our room was really cold, so I checked my school email....class was cancelled. My professor was stuck in the Boston airport and we wouldn't be having class today. Great! My next class wasn't until 10:30. I could have slept in longer!!!
So, once I read that I scrolled down to check some emails....there's one that the OU History department sent out about a history fellowship in New York City this summer for a month doing some American History research. What a fantastic opportunity! I'm definitely going to apply for it. I mean, the worse case scenerio is they tell me no, right? The fellowship covers everything! Transportation to and from New York City, living expenses, tuition, books, etc. PLUS you get $2,500 misc for other stuff. That's a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
Jason and I went out last night to see Beowulf. I'm not going to lie, I just wasn't that excited about it. I didn't enjoy reading the poem in high school. (Shh! Don't tell Kim Walker, my friend majoring in Secondary English Education) The movie is digital (I didn't know that!). It's not as cartoonish as Shrek, but it's that same digital animation. Let me say this, the antagionist, Grendel is terrifying looking. Seriously, I jumped a few times. SUPER scary! We ended up leaving after Beowulf slayed Grendel, but before he killed Grendel's mother and the dragon.
Then, today I went to my art history class. I think I would really enjoy the class more if it wasn't for my teacher. This woman is seriously dumber than a bag of rocks. We're talking about Picasso today and how his work is the early 1900's. She says, "What else was happening in the early 1900's? Like....1912?" I'm sure she was talking about World War I, even though everyone knows that The Great War didn't start until 1914. So, she answers her own question, "World War One. You probably don't know much about World War I as you do about World War II becuase of the holocaust and stuff, it doesn't matter though, World War I wasn't that important." Wait wait WAIT! World War I isn't that important? Are you out of your freakin mind!?!?! They don't call it the Great War for nothing! 9.9 million people died and Europe was destroyed. DESTROYED!
This same teacher also said that Marie Antoinette was loved by the French when we were discussing French art. Umm, Marie Antoinette was hated. First because she was Austrian. Secondly because she spent tax money on fancy clothes, and elaborate things. If she was that well liked then why did she go to the guillotine?
*sigh* Some people...
by Holly at 3:17 PM
Family Christmas pictures! While my aunt and uncle were here for Thanksgiving, we had them take some family pictures for us. We decided to sport our college pride this year. My poor dad...the only Husker in a family of Sooners. (Don't feel too sorry for him though, he likes it!)
By this big tree in our backyard...
Down by our creek...
My dad decided to crawl into the culvert, so us girls hopped on top of it.
On the rocks...
By the creek again...
by Holly at 8:49 PM
I couldn't resist! I need a Christmas blog! I found this darling photo on flickr and just had to use it. Isn't that tree simply precious?!?!
I want a pink Christmas tree!
Oh! And I went out with Jason last night....fun times!
by Holly at 12:31 PM
Someone sent this to me and I just about died! So, I had to make one for my family... (from L to R: my mom, me, my dad, my sister)
You can make one for your own family too!
by Holly at 12:12 PM
SO frustrating! I had a great post all typed out and then I lost it all!!! Don't you just hate when that happens?
Let's see if I can remember what all I had typed out here...
Thanksgiving break is finally here. Horray! I'm in need of some serious relaxation. In the past 3 days I've worked in the ER about 30 hours. I'm dead tired. Plus, in the midst of the ER, I had to write an 8 page paper for my history class. I'm exhausted, let me tell ya.
I've got family coming in town for Thanksgiving. Oh! And on Thanksgiving night Kara and I are going to see 2am at the Belle Isle Brewery. It'll be nice to exacpe the family craziness and go listen to one of our favorite bands for a couple of hours.
I'm looking forward to working at the Paper Crown over the break. I'm totally in the mood to create. I need to get working on my holiday cards! I know it'll be here before I know it.
The dating scene is looking decent. I've got a few good prospects for dates this upcoming week. Coffee, drinks, dinner...we'll just see what happens. I've got such low expectations right now....I'm just taking things at face value and trying not to read into actions and words.
Lunch time! Then off to the Crown!
by Holly at 12:51 PM
Have you heard "Never Been To Spain"? It's such a great song....download it.
I'm working in the ER tonight....7p-7a. I'm usually good until about 3am, then the sleepy bug hits me and I'm dead to the world. Ha ha. Lucky for me I've got a major paper to write, so that should keep me somewhat occupied. Then I get off work at 7am on Sunday and I have to be back at work at noon. Isn't that crazy?
I'm dissappointed that I won't get to watch the OU game tonight. It should be a good game...against Texas Tech I believe.
The dating situation is still developing....a friend, Michael wants to grab coffee sometime next week and another fella, Randy wants to go out for drinks. I'll probably go...what have I got to lose, right?
The centennial concert last night was pretty good. The sound was terrible though. Carrie Underwood was fantastic. The All American Rejects were probably the best. The Flaming Lips were great too. I was dissappointed that Garth Brooks didn't sing. Reba sang about 3 songs, Vince Gill sang 2 or 3, Amy Grant sang 1. There were lots of other performances and stuff too. There were lots of old people sitting around us, so when the All American Rejects came out and when the Flaming Lips came out my sister and I went crazy, screaming and stuff. This old guy sitting in front of us turned around and "shhh"-ed us. Excuse me...this is a centennial concert. That's what you do at a concert, you sing and scream. Obvously he was so old that he didn't know proper concert etiquette.
Gotta finish my paper...
by Holly at 1:33 PM
More from Hanson's "The Walk" tour.
Zac and Taylor
Taylor Hanson....*drools* I've loved him since I was like...13 years old.
My most favorite, Isaac. The concert was originally scheduled for October 3rd, but Isaac was hospitalized for a pulmonary embolism and had to undergo emergency surgery. We're so glad he's back!
by Holly at 10:06 PM
Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa is seriously one of the coolest venues I've ever been in. It's got wood floors that have springs underneath them. PERFECT if you're a jumper.
I've got the tickets!
Me and Kara, my Hanson concert friend!
Part of the concert
by Holly at 3:44 PM
I've been on the hunt for some new music lately. Here's a few of my favorites...
2am http://www.myspace.com/2amband - They're from OKC!
Ingram Hill http://www.myspace.com/ingramhill
Shiny Toy Guns *Note: guns are not toys* http://www.myspace.com/shinytoyguns
I still can't get over the Hanson concert. They played "Lost Without Each Other". This isn't from the Tulsa concert, but they basically played the music and the fans sang the entire song. SO freakin cool. I've been to lots of concerts, but there is nothing like a Hanson concert...the fans just don't stop. They're always jumping, dancing, wavig their arms, etc. For the ENTIRE 2 hour show. Hanson puts on a very high energy show....it's the best. Want to see? http://youtube.com/watch?v=uIZeOD80_XU
Pictures will be posted today of the Hanson concert....I promise!
by Holly at 1:55 PM
Oklahoma's Centennial is this weekend! I am so excited. We're going to the "Centennial Specatcular" tomorrow night. It going to be amazing....Garth Brooks, Reba, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, The Flaming Lips. I don't listen to much country music, but I'm really looking forward to this. My mom, sister and I are all going, and it's going to be great. Tomorrow is Statehood Day, and there's no school!
Today as I'm pulling into school there were fire trucks all around Sarkeys and students and faculty standing outside. The fire alarms were going off and everything. I'm not sure if there was a fire, or if someone was just trying to be funny and pulled the alarm. Either way, we didn't have class. Sweet. I've got a 5-8 page paper due on Monday and I'm not looking forward to writing it.
Okay....off to work!
by Holly at 2:02 PM
Boys are just so.....ugh....darn confusing. I had a date last week....it went great. We really hit it off. He told his best friend Chris (who is my best friend's boyfriend) that he really liked me and there would definitely be a second date. We've texted a lot, and talked on the phone Monday and tonight...but no mention of another date. He told Chris that he really liked me because I'm intelligent and not like other girls. I know he's a big hunter and deer season opens this weekend....but I really want to send him a text or something saying "I'm not really sure what you're looking for, but I want to let you know that I really like you" but I think that would put pressure on him, so I'm definitely not going to do that. I'm just really unclear on where we stand.
My life isn't anywhere where I thought it would be at this point in my life. I turn 23 next month. My friends are getting married, graduating college and starting their lives. I'm still in college (I changed my major last fall) and I'll graduate next December and I'm single. I know that 23 is still young and I've got my whole life ahead of me, but I know how happy I was when I was in a relationship. I loved being someones girlfriend. But the last thing I want is to rush into something or have a rebound and then regretting it. I just want to find a good guy. Is that so bad?
by Holly at 9:00 PM
Don't you just hate it how one person's bad attitude can ruin your day?
by Holly at 4:46 PM
The concert was amazing. I'm constantly amazed how bands can go on tour and put on a phenomenal show night after night. Such talent! Hanson played for about 2 hours and played about 23-25 songs. *Kara wrote down the set list* I took lots of pictures and I'll post them later tonight once I get home.
by Holly at 4:01 PM
Goodness it's cold! Seriously, where did this come from? It's 33 degrees outside this morning! I'm not liking this one bit.
I ran to Wal-Mart with Leslie last night. Do you know how long its been since I've been to Wal-Mart? Ages. I got some makeup and some stuff for a class I might do at the Paper Crown next month. We'll see. It's in the brainstorming stages right now.
I have a date tomorrow night and I'm looking forward to it. From what my friends have told me about him he seems like a good guy. We've talked on the phone several times and he's really nice. So, hopefully we'll go out tomorrow and that will go good. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Plus, with a date, you know that means I have to go shopping and find something super cute to wear. Have you seen the Simply Vera line by Vera Wang at Kohls? SUPER cute I tell ya.
Everyone's getting ready for Silver Bella. I'm so jealous. I want to go so bad. Why did my professors have to get together and plot tests on Thursday and Friday this week? Why am I on call this weekend? Why? Why? Why? *Okay, enough whining now!*
Alright, I have a test I should be studying for so I must run. Peace out sistas!
by Holly at 9:32 AM
I'm sorry. I've been a bad blogger. I've been putting in lots of hours at the hospital, they keep calling me in. I don't mind because they pay me really well, but sometimes it's kinda incovenient with school and the Paper Crown.
School is good. Works is good. Dating is.....blah....but there's a good prospect in my future. *wink*
Off to study....I've got 2 tests this week!
by Holly at 6:07 PM