Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I have no more energy...my bestie comes home tomorrow and I wont have to think about school for a week...it still feels too far away though since I still have to get through another day of classes.....blahhhhhhh
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wellllll...this week's been a rough one considering on Tuesday Matt & I decided to take a break (I haven't blogged about it yet to protect his privacy). After we had made the decision, I realized we had Spring Awakening tickets for tonight and we decided to see how the week went and then decide what to do with them. Matt finally decided that he still wanted to see the show, so we decided to go together like we had planned--even though we're broken up. We ended up laughing about it because only we would get all dressed up and go on a "date" 3 days after we broke up. The whole situation was like an ironic Seinfeld episode.
Friday, November 21, 2008
We may not have a microwave, but having a toaster oven, as well as a conventional oven, means Manal & I can bake our own cakes together, in our 1 butt kitchen.
I was greeted by the smell of Manal's famous banana bread as I walked in the door tonight and decided to join the fun and bake my own cake for tomorrow's mentor group meeting at MHS (i didn't bring my girls treats last month so hopefully this will make up for it).
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
It's the nights when we're all home from our busy days, relaxing, making dinner together and chatting about what's new that are becoming so special to me.
Jamie and our friend Kasey (meet kasey--she's the far left) and I were hanging out tonight when Manal stormed through the front door yelling "Hi Family!" It put a huge smile on my face because I'm realizing lately how lucky I am to have such amazing roommates and friends and how Northridge is feeling more and more like home.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I got a phone call this week from Dee asking if I was able to take her daughter, Hope to a recording for her choir today. When I said I would do it I had no idea that the recording was for Ryan Gosling's new album (I wasn't even aware that he could sing)! Apparently he and Rachel McAdam's sister's boyfriend, Zach Shields have started a band with both of them on vocals and guitar. Hope's choir teacher has connections to his manager and when Dead Man's Bones was looking for a choir to sing on a few of the tracks of the upcoming album, Hope's choir landed the deal. Today we left for Hollywood and when we arrived at the recording studio we were sadly greeted by a woman letting us know that the recording was changed to next Sunday. Hopefully I'll be able to sneak my own photo next week....
If you're as curious as me to hear what his voice sounds like, here's a link to a cute ballad that he recorded on his own.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6W62b98wd4&feature=related
*I'm realizing that I think I've accidentally made this show look like a dangerous mess so I just want to re-assure you, mom & mama b, that it was a perfectly safe concert, I just wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed by wearing sandles.*
Underoath's set was outstanding (especially since they played an encore of an additional 3 songs from their new album). It was a first for me being at a show with Garr B-Bacher instead of Kate (his older sister/my best friend and a usual "show see-er" with me). It was also ironic because she and Matt Q were at the Carrie Underwood concert in San Fran while we were in Irvine.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
After 2 months of sharing the same living space, I'm finally introducing you to my roommate, Manal. I'm not sure why she hasn't made the blog yet, but tonight we shared our "1 butt kitchen" (as my mom would call it because its too small to occupy more than one butt). She cooked herself dinner while I cleaned my dishes from the Trader Joe's pumpkin bread mix that I made earlier (If you're a fan of pumpkin I strongly recomend it).
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Matt pulled out a chunky black box tonight that looked to me like the TV I have in my apartment. Little did I know the magnificence of the "Vectrex". As Matt inserted the color card and detached the controller, I watched as he played one of the original video games that I'm sure all of our dads grew up gaming on.
By tonight, she had begun "making friends" and filling out her info, but her transition to facebook wasn't yet complete without some photo albums. While we watched Laws of Attraction (If you're in the mood for a chick flick I'd rent The Wedding Planner or The Notebook before this one...) and while Matt started snoring (who could really blame him), Nancy and I sipped our tea and added her Facebook albums.
P.S. We got an email from my dad today who arrived safely in Kenya and will be starting open heart surgery on Monday. From his email, it sounds like he's having an amazing experience so far. He watched a surgery today on a 21 y/o man who had a 6 inch arrow through his throat....
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I figured my dad could tell you more accurate info about the trip than I could so from the words of Tom Klein...
"I am now getting ready to embark on another incredible opportunity that I have always wanted to do, but have never had the chance. As most of you know, children’s ministries have always held a special place in my heart, which is why I’ve chosen to specialize in pediatric perfusion. On November 5th, I will be traveling to
Monday, November 3, 2008
(PS. the weather was a lovely 65 degrees today which meant scarf and moccasins for meghan--my favorite!!)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Austen, Landon and I spent our afternoon carving, baking and listening to the rain and "funder" (as Landon calls it). Austen insisted that we carve her pumpkin (even though Halloween was last night) and once we extracted all the seeds, I couldn't help but bake them. When we completed those projects, I decided it was the perfect day for pie. We began making a pumpkin pie and when we realized we ran out of cloves, we went to the grocery store and stopped to get our flu shots on the way.
Instead of passing out candy, going to a halloween party, or going trick-or-treating, Matt and I spent our Halloween eating wayyyy too much sushi with the White family + Lauren (Matt's brother, Tyler's girlfriend) and - Mr. White who is currently in Cambodia.
After sushi, we took our party back to the White house and watched The Shining which of course creeped me out big time.