Thursday, November 12, 2009

Roses and Thorns

At camp, we do this thing where you list your rose and thorn of the day. I feel like the last 2 days have had both and so I will share them:


  • Debra got the mail Wednesday morning and to start my day off right, I got a card in the mail from one of my best friends, whose name is also Brittany! I don't usually get mail from her and it was the most thoughtful, wonderful gift I could have ever expected. Here is my beautiful girl...

  • The Country Music Awards were on and I was reminded of the MANY reasons why I adore this music. I had goosebumps all night, was singing with my TV, and teared up when Brad Paisley got on stage and did his thing (he is my absolute favorite!!) This is the only awards show I watch and every year, I make a CD of all of the songs performed. Every year, the CD is exceptionally good; this year is no different :)

(Brad and Carrie)

  • Got to talk to another one of my best friends over at Just a Girl in a City. Thanks for letting me vent. Thank you for supporting me. I don't deserve a friend like you, but I am so grateful for you ♥

  • I am reading a new book, "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. It is phenomenal. I love that it was written in the 17th century too! I am basically highlighting the whole thing, which completely negates the point of highlighting...

  • Got to talk to one of my Young Life kids on the phone this morning before she went to school!! Everybody, this is Shannon, and I love her:

  • Have some wonderful text messages from my sister and some friends :)


  • The weather is quickly turning abismal, and I hate it.

  • I have to be pressed, dressed, and at school at 6:15 AM tomorrow :(

  • Today, a guy I work with made the following comment: "You like to snowboard, huh? Boy that must be a f***in big snowboard...probably more like a boogie board, huh?"

  • It's too wet and dark to run. Therefore, I have not exercised in the last couple of days.

  • I gained weight this week. I can't believe I do this to myself...

  • I am feeling lonely, because I am.

  • My parents ignore my phone calls to watch The Office. FML.

But I need to go to bed. How is everyone else doing?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Quality Without Compromise®"


The other day, I was offered a piece of See's Candy from an assortment, and sweet tooth inside me smiled. Someone might look at the choices and say, "O, the humanity! How to choose!?"
Not me.
You see, even though there are MANY delicious morsels that would be sufficient, there is one, and only one, that wins my heart: the MILK CHOCOLATE BORDEAU. Milk chocolate, butter, brown sugar, chocolate sprinkles...seriously, what else can you ask for in a chocolate?
So what is your favorite See's Candy?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Good Weekend to Spend with Friends

Me, oh, my what a busy weekend it has been for me! I'll tell you, I have been SO looking forward to sitting down and catching up on blog's and updating my own--it's just my new favorite thing to do :)

Ok, so, let's start with Friday: last day at ODE :( I am definitely going to miss the people that I met there. They are wonderful, professional ladies who took me under their wing and let me ask them endless questions and follow them around. And I just might end up in the community nutrition area of dietetics--you might not think it, but school foodservice is actually a lot more interesting than it sounds!

After work, I drove to Annie's house in Salem and we jetted off to Oregon State University in Corvallis to hang out with her brothers, Zach and Taylor, and their friends. We had really yummy homemade Thai food and then went to a game night. I was successful in getting a game of Signs started--seriously, the best game ever if you play with the right people.

I got back from Salem on Saturday morning and had barely set down my things before heading off to Vancouver, Washington to see my friend Daviyonne (Day). She is coaching at a community college in east Oregon and her team had their first scrimmage. She is the only friend that I have seen since August and it was AMAZING to spend the day with her! We had dinner at one of her player's house--real ceviche. It was amazing! We came home, watched Fired Up and went to bed.

(Day and our friend Cassie)

This morning, I made us breakfast burritos (note: corn tortillas break easily) and drove her back to her player's house. Came home, read a chapter out of twentysomething girl, did some homework, and now here I am!

What did you do this weekend?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I Love Making Lists!

Happy Wednesday all! I am down to the final days of my rotation at the Department of Ed. and I'm not gonna lie, I'm really going to miss it. I don't think I would QUITE want to do the job they do (review all Federally funded school and childcare nutrition programs in the state...), but I have seriously learned so much! I'm telling you, there is a wealth of nutrition information at your fingertips and I have found so much of it! That is what I plan on using my nutrition blog for--which reminds me...

I need some ideas for a nutrition blog title. I want it to be catchy and creative--c'mon world, what do ya got!?

In the meantime, do you find it odd that I... by counting--if there is a selection in front of me, I count to the {32nd} item and buy it.
...think Seinfeld is the GREATEST TV show of all time tongue-tied, and therefore cannot stick my tongue out more than a 1/2-inch a dietitian-in-training who did not eat green vegetables until my senior year in high school
...would still rather buy albums than just songs borderline obsessive compulsive. Seriously.
...have a newfound LOVE of Sex and the City!
...discovered a year ago how much I ♥ running a HORRIBLE multi-tasker. Like woah.
...not-so-secretly want to be a punk rocker? It's my alter-ego.
...hate being cold, but love the snow :) Californian born, Californian bred, and when I die, I'll be a Californian dead!
...think God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.
...MUST EAT BREAKFAST. No matter what time of day, that is always my first meal. saddened by the fact that society has decided marriage is something "old-fashioned"
...still love Runaway Bride the best, 11 years after its release
...doodle by practicing my cursive and writing out song lyrics. My journal is full of them.

Did I ever mention to you how much I love lists?? A wHoLe LoT!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween--I K.O.'d Barbie

Hello friends! Goodness gracious, it has been an INSANELY busy weekend leading into another busy week. I have a confession to make though: I got back on facebook today (:/) In my defense, my fellow interns were asking me to post Halloween pictures. O, do you want to see!? Have a looksie:
Shoes = $40. Sweatshirt = $50. Boxing gloves = $40. Not paying a dime for your costume because you already owned everything/borrowed everything = PRICELESS.
Boxing champ takes on the Queeen of Hearts (my beautiful roomie Debra!)
These are some of the other dietetic interns! They are so down-to-earth and just plain awesome.
Anna and Lucy (see Risky Business outfits) hosted a party at their house. I have not been to a house party since April and I had a lot of {fun!} It was really chill to spend time with the girls and get to know them. I also met some of the other boyfriends/husbands, all of whom were SUPER chill.
Long story short? My Halloween was awesome this year :) I really haven't had a good one in many, many years. Usually, it falls right around the time when I have some major test/project that I feel panicked to study for. Not that this was necessarily different--I spent {14 hours} on multiple projects on Sunday--but I am glad I did not miss our fun-filled night. Word to the wise: work/test/projects/studying/stress will always be there--as much as you can, take advantage of fun social opportunities. You won't regret it!

Also, this won't surprise you, but I listened to the Twilight soundtrack for mood music. Perfect.