Friday, February 4, 2011

Five Things Friday

Happy Happy Friday :)

First of all, I know you're proud of me that this is my third blog post this week. Makin progress!

Thought I'd share a few things keepin me happy this week:

1. Band of Horses

I've liked this band for a while..but I've been listening to them a lot this week. Favorite songs currently? Our swords & the funeral. Go listen :)
2. My new george foreman grill

Makes making chicken super easy so I can actually eat real food instead of toast and yogurt all the time.  Bought mine with the amazon gift card I got from living social. Sweet deal.

3. Ashley Kuroiwa

Ohh Ashley. Good friend. Anthro/psych buddy. Dang awesome ukulele player. 
It was Ashley's 20th birthday this week! We went out for sushi to celebrate on tuesday night..and somehow she talked me into trying eel sushi. Even though I was gagging a little bit and I will probably never eat sushi again, I was glad I tried it. Ashley and I also jam on the reg - her on the ukulele, me on the voice (she sings with me sometimes) and every once in a while i'm brave and play my harmonica. She puts up with my weirdness, especially when I make up unfortunate nicknames for her. 
Love you Ash!

4. Mom & Dad pep talks

Who doesn't need a good pep talk from the padres every once in a while? Seriously these two are some of the funnest, smartest, and most insightful people you'll meet. Plus they're loving and experienced. This is a picture of them on their recent trip to ARUBA. They always know the right things to say to make me feel like I can take on the world. 
5. Andes Mints

Not only are they delicious, (I love minty chocolaty things) but I also got a ton of them from my best friend/boyfriend michael..along with a bunch of other really awesome stuff. He's so stinkin thoughtful. Getting stuff in the mail is the best.. so getting this from him totally made my week. Just sayin', I'm a lucky girl.

My parents got him the hat for christmas :)


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Why do I love yoga so dang much?

I love thursdays.
You know why? Because I am completely booked monday-wednesday, busy busy all day. Thursday means calming down, enjoying a more chill day, and doing things i randomly want/need to do.
As for today?
I did a major deep clean of my entire side of the room (closet/drawers/desk) & laundry. My room is a billion percent more pleasant to be in now. Theres nothing like a clean, organized room to make ya feel good.

Well, after I was finally done with that somewhat drawn-out task and I was taking in the beauty of my neat space, I felt that familiar urge to do yoga. Strange? not recently:) I guess you can say I've joined the yoga bandwagon.

Ever since I added yoga to my list of weekly gym activities, i've become SUCH a fan! Not only does it make me feel so 'zen'/peaceful and happy, but i've gotten a lot more flexible and have strengthened certain areas I probably would have otherwise neglected. It is seriously THE BEST way to end the day. Especially if you're able to get really calm and focus on your breath and body throughout. (harder than it sounds, especially if you have a rambling mind like mine)

So maybe i'm not quite this good yet:
But maybe someday? All I know is that I always look forward to it and seek out opportunities to do it. I want to try lots of different types, including hot yoga (sounds..interesting)

Well another great week is drawing to a close. Utah is freakishly cold but my little heart is warm and full of happiness and love:) Till next time!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In case you didn't know...

K so i've been super bad at updating lately. Mostly because life has been so chaotic! However, within the past few weeks of running around like a crazy woman..a lot of exciting stuff has happened. The one I am most excited about is that....

I'm doing study abroad in India for Fall semester!!

basically, the program i'm doing is half study abroad, half field study, which means i'll be taking classes as well as doing a research project. 

There are about 15 people in the program with me, all of which will be taking a block class starting in late February (so we'll know each other before we get there)

I'm pretty stoked about pretty much everything about this. I can't wait to experience it!

yes. I have freaked out about this for the past week and a half. yes. I am overwhelmed and excited at the same time. no. i had never heard of telugu (the language we're learning there) before I applied. yes. I have considered counting out how many days I have left until I get to go. 
Lucky for me, I have so much to look forward to BEFORE then as well. 
- this entire semester, which is filled with cool classes, fun people, and lotsa work!
- My brother getting home in June. can't wait to see him!
- (hopefully) an awesome job over the summer 
-spending all of my extra time over the summer with my michael 
who wouldn't want to spend time with that?

Anyways, my february goal is to blog at least twice a week. Think I can do it? :) 

till next time!