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spend less time on facebook

I just deactivated my account. I can still get my facebook back whenever I want, but now that I’ve deactivated it, I don’t think I’ll even bother to log on and reactivate it for a while.

I just need it out of my life cold turkey. I mean what the hell is Facebook anyway. Just some succubus that takes my time away from me. There was a life before facebook and I intend to find out what that was about. Facebook is a dependency and nobody wants to feel left out. Well I dont care about that anymore really. I don’t want to know what my friend from middle school that I never talk to anymore had for breakfast today. And more importantly I need to realize that most people don’t give a crap about the things I am doing hour to hour. It’s not that I’m going to give up on facebook forever. I think facebook is great for keeping up with people you’d otherwise loose track of (although maybe that’s for the best)...

Anyways..I’m taking a time out. I’ll let you know when I resurface. :D

give up soda

Did this back in college! So worth it. Empty empty calories that I’d rather spend on a rice cake or popsicle.

Never Eat at McDonald's again (read all 2 entries…)

booked a mcdonald’s commercial and had to bite into about 35 big macs. thankfully i could spit them out, but still….

White water rafting
Spokane, WA rafting

I’m here in Spokane for 3 weeks and a group of us went rafting. It was a prefect day for it. The water was pretty cold but not unbearable. It was very beautiful but the water wasn’t choppy enough for me. It was my first time rafting. This was rated a 3 and I think something higher than this would be more fun.

graduate from college (read all 4 entries…)

5.19.07 – put in the record books. I graduated summa cum laude!

graduate from college (read all 4 entries…)
4 days

4 days and I’ll graduate summa cum laude!

Move to Texas

Moved here when I was 5. Leaving in a few months. I can’t imagine a better place than the great state of Texas! Can’t wait to come back.

stop biting my cheek arghhhhhhhh (read all 4 entries…)
Finally Done.

I just realized I haven’t done this is forever!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess I can cross this off my list.

explore christianity (read all 2 entries…)

Got a beautiful bible today for Christmas from my brother! Read the Gospel of John. And now reading Lee Strobel’s Case For Faith. Loving this!

explore christianity (read all 2 entries…)

going today to have coffee with a friend of mine that does catholic ministry. Hoping he can give me some guidance on where to begin.

graduate from college (read all 4 entries…)
One Semester left.

I just wrapped up my Fall semester of my senior year with a 4.0. With only one semester left I’m in amazment that I am almost finished. It’s gone by so fast, yet so slow. I want to leave, but I want to stay. My feelings about this impending graduation are mixed, as you can tell. I know I don’t need summa cum laude from a 4 year private school to go to Los Angeles and be an actor, but it makes me feel proud that I had the determination and dedication to acheive it,even if nobody asks me in an interview where I went to college!

stop biting my cheek arghhhhhhhh (read all 4 entries…)
Have I stopped.

I was sitting at the breakfast table about 3 days ago and I had a random thought as I chewed on a piece of toast: I haven’t gnawed my cheeks in a while, months even! I don’t know when I stopped, where, or how, I just know that I did. As I grazed my tongue over my cheeks and felt the smootheness of them I smiled. I hope this is long lasting.

Learn to play the guitar (read all 3 entries…)

This procrastination of mine concerning learning the guitar has to stop! I love this instrument and feel I can express myself through it if I can just find the determination to stick with it. Is anyone interested in being a mentor of sorts or mabye just a learning buddy? Keep me motivated, swap some tips, etc.


move to los angeles
Moving to LA after graduation

I’m planning to move to LA about a month or two after graduation in May ‘07. Any tips, good places to live, apartments, etc. would be helpful, thanks!

6 pack abs
Rock hard i come

i can develop this part of my body fairly easily since fat doesn’t normally store here on me. But it’s just DOING it!!! How long do you think I should set aside for this>?

Have thinner thighs
walking in paris

walking almost everywhere for a month in Paris has helped a lot

study abroad (read all 2 entries…)
Just got back from a month abroad in Paris

Good times, good experiences, good friends. Everyone should do this before they graduate!!!

go camping this summer (read all 2 entries…)
Goal Completed despite Raccoons

So, I went camping last night and it was pretty fun I must admit. Just me and the boyfriend. But we got there, set up camp, did a little exploring then made some hotdogs and then an awesome campfire which we sat around for hours into the night talking about philosphy and life and JUST EVERYTHING, while having a few drinks and cigars! It was a blast. But just I was getting the feel for things…..a raccoon or two, which came back later in the night while we were sleeping (i actually got very little sleep, because I was terrified of this raccoon). I lived though and breakfast was good, so I let it slide ;). My boyfriend is a huge rock climber and camper so he’s got all the best equipment. He brought this MSR stove that he made sausage and eggs in!! Perfect. It was the coolest little portable stove. So overall, camping this summer was fun!! I think I want to do it one more time before I head back to school. We’re thinking Austin.

go camping this summer (read all 2 entries…)

So, tonight I am going camping, finally. I’m not a huge fan of sleeping on the ground, but I thought I’d give it another shot, so here’s to tonight!

Learn to play the guitar (read all 3 entries…)
G chord.

So. I can play a G-chord! Lol. I know that’s really simple to play, but I am proud that I can do it. C major is kicking my butt!!!

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