Sunday, September 19, 2010

P Town Son

In case you were wondering....this is what my life has been consisting of:
With 2 stories due a week. My social life has declined...well only kinda, let's be honest. That's a big priority. I can no longer procrastinate school work. I am on campus ALL DAY. With constant interviews, calls, research, and then the actual writing of the story...the newsroom has become a 3rd home (after my actual apartment and the pool). Good thing everyone in the newsroom is awesome and all of us PR kids are struggling together.

On top of news a PR class, a law/media class, and a little espanol action.

and this obviously:
First meet in almost 2 weeks! Senior year is well on its way.
love these girls.
the first picture is one of our first pictures together freshmen year. oh how we've changed.

Occasionally there is time for some of this:

Check it out:
It is a cool donation site that features one project and people can donate as little as a dollar. Your credit card is not charged if the goal amount is not reached. I'm busy doing a PR campaign for it so I'm REPPIN it too. holla.

For music: Pandora is so 2009. check out
Can listen to whole cds, pretty much anything at anytime.

I'm pretty sure I think about Spain and being abroad everyday so I'm keeping the name of my blog...also just in case that really worried you.

peace & blessings

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

still livin the dream

ALL the pics are from Portugal.

Although I am no longer abroad and life feels a tad lame in the states...I figured I could still blog if the occasion seemed fitting. Such as omg my life is SO SO exciting. This is one of those moments.

Portugal was never given the credit it deserves so here it is:

It was amazing. I traveled all over the country with my lovely cousin, Rafaela and had a blast with my family and new friends.Oh and the men were gorgeous. HOLLA.

Recent discoveries: Provo can be fun during the summer.
And my Mom really has enjoyed my new sense of spontaneity which consists of road trips to Vegas and California. All the love Mom.

Monday, June 7, 2010

3 etapa

I am in what we have recently called the 3 etapa (time period) of our Spain trip. This is basically party mode. Our group has gone a bit crazy, real world style. Let's just say, the hormones are ragin.

I have 1 and half weeks left here. We leave for Barcelona tomorrow for the whole week and then next week is finals! Then off to Portugal for a week. I can't wait to see my family there. I realized that I haven't seen my Dad's sister and her family in....12 years...yes, that long. The last time I saw my cousin, Rafaela, we were both little girls, communicating somehow even though we didn't speak the same language. I'm guessing this time it will be a tad different.

Recent events:
*Went to a bullfight. Pretty scary to see the bull roll over and die. They killed 6 bulls. But it was an awesome experience. Very cultural.
* Went to Salamanca and Burgos.
*Ate some blood sausage
* Saw the Don Quijote windmills
*Saw a Spanish play
* Went to demaisiado Cathedrals
*Shopped in every city
* Woke up at 3 AM to go clubbing

I am going to miss this place. Some new Americans arrived in Alcala recently and we all felt like they were invading our little home. Tender.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vale Vale Vale

Sevilla and Granada may have stolen the prize as the prettiest place away from Toledo. It's a pretty tough competition. It was an amazing trip..besides the countless cathedrals that we all get sick of. If I see another one...I might barf. What I love are all the beautiful views, just walking on the cobblestone streets, or enjoying a paella lunch outside with the crew.

The Alhambra is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It is an old palace full of gorgeous gardens. I can't even describe it and pictures don't do it justice, so just go there someday.

After 3 nights of basically no sleep and all play, we are back in our little home in Alcala. Only when I walk the streets by myself, it actually hits me where I am. I still can't believe sometimes. I only have three weeks left and we are all determined to live it up as much as possible.

We also saw flamenco dancing in Sevilla. So cool, the Spanish dancer captured all our hearts..duh. These are the infamous HAMMER pants. It's a big deal in Spain. so obviously we have to fit in. Ok yesterday we all went to the Parque de Retiro to row boats. As always, a fight broke out between us girls and the guys full of splashing and stealing paddles. But, the champion, Jen jumped in the lake! The entire lake, everyone sitting outside on the grass a.k.a. half of Spain were all laughing and clapping for us. It was hilarious. Top five moment here...along with Blanca yelling at me, We have Band concert, and Dan getting pissed on the daily.
living and loving every moment. <3

Monday, May 17, 2010

I may never leave...

So it has been two and half weeks of living here in Spain...and I have honestly loved every minute. The crew, the Spanish people, traveling, Blanca, and even kinda school..kinda. I'm sorry family and friends, but I don't ever want to leave.
Last Friday we traveled to Avila and Segovia which were beautiful, like everything here. But, it was freezing. I rocked my swimming jacket (BYU swim team is well represented here, HOLLA) but I was dying. Thus, but the end of the trip all of us wanted to get the heck out. Then saturday it was la festival de San Isidro in Madrid so we went to Madrid all day. Which we basically do everyday anyway. They had a big flee market type thing, music, and food everywhere. These people know how to party fo sho.
This week we have a five-day weekend trip to Granada, Sevilla, and Cordoba. No big deal.

Some funny memories, jokes, or common happenings: *hammer pants, it's always hammer time *the crew, either fab four, sexy six, or elite eight. *we love churros con chocolate...only at maestro churro. *Madrid everyday all day *spanglish is always best. *sleeping in church *sleeping on the metro *being slap happy/crazy every night around 7ish...especially me. *PANDA WATCH *Spider hands *Beating up on Dan...too soon? *That's what she said jokes with the pinky finger up *Me gusta *Speaking like a gringo *dibs *your team/my team game *study abroad couples...which are against the rules, recently stated by Profe Williams. *"when in doubt, take pictures of the pain" *old spanish men *nuns *chillin at the Pinta or Mushka *Jav's deep questions and talks *Hiding food in the napkin or pouring it into a bag to hide it from your host fam *The dreaded group tours.
* Always chocolate/candy...always.
*Chino stores.
*Buying skirts from Zara.
*We have band concert..Tenemos Banda!!
*Euros=dollars. duh.
*one week here=a year in real life.
*Penguin huddle.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I only have time for a few pics but this was at our fav shop in Toledo.
Can this guy be anymore perfectly Spain? :)

Ok I really am alive here in Spain. I finally found some good a pub. The school internet is being weird with my Mac so I'm just chillin in a bar.

Espana is absolutely amazing. I knew I was going to love it, but honestly, I never want to leave. It hasn't even been a full week, but it feels like I've been here longer. Everyday seems like two days for some reason. The morning activities...lunch at 2:30. Then afternoon activities....dinner at 9:30...and then occasionally going out after that too.

Alcala is the little city we live in and the best way to describe it is...straight out of a movie.

School started yesterday. One class is grammar (which I am really sick of) and the other is Spanish history which is interesting. But school is nothing compared to everything else we have done. There is a group of 4-6 of us that are constantly doing something fun, like taking the tren to Madrid or hitting up the bars at night. K I'll update more later. peace fools.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I came across this list and it gave me a good chuckle.

Enjoy, pretty sure everyone is like this...

2. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can

think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my

own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

3. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you

realize you're wrong.

4. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to

have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks

when they've invented the lighter?

5. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're

going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be

going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction

from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or

phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no

one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching

directions on the sidewalk.

6. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was


7. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This

recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be

ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

9. There is a great need for sarcasm font.

10. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and

suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw


11. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes

stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes

shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right

parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond

earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

12. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

13. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than

take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

15. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish

a text.

17. Was learning cursive really necessary?

18. Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to


19. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

20. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron

test is absolutely petrifying.

21. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I

hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

22. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and

smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

26. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I

know how to get out of my neighborhood.

28. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the

shower first and THEN turn on the water.

29. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,

and you can wear them forever.

30. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

31. Bad decisions make good stories

32. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile

is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder

BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

33. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every


35. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go

around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly

nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a


37. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want

to have to restart my collection.

38. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going

to fall after leaning your chair back a little too far.

39. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if

I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did

not make any changes to.

40. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching

TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I

keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a

matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be

friends after this?'

41. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!),

but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail.

What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

42. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing

anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

43. When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't

already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

44. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then

I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

50. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to

with it.

51. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys

in a pocket, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass

everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7

seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

52. It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the

link takes me to a video instead of text.

53. I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they

drive behind obeys the speed limit.

54. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or

Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than with Kay.

Friday, April 16, 2010

New to this shizzz

Yo so this is my blog while I head to SPAIN for two months studying abroad. I am not recently engaged and want to write down disgusting facts about my upcoming wedding, or how I just LOVE my new fiance that I just met two seconds ago. Sorry to let you down, I love those too. I am just going to write about what I am doing in Spain. so much more exciting...duh. It will also be another way to see all the sick nasty pictures that I take. Holla!