Wednesday, February 29, 2012


happy leap day!

remember that today is the day of endless possibilities and nothing counts against you!

and you better believe that i am sporting navy slacks and a yellow sweater...even with the 78 degree weather and with the color yellow drowning out my complexion. now that is what i call business.

ps. due to religious observance i am leaving work early.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

ushering in friday.

hell. to. the. yes.
it was a dance party to usher while driving to work kind of morning.
no. apologies.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

class act.

last night in class, one of my classmates took her textbook and bonked me on the head. i like to think of this as a term of endearment.

also, i had another classmate show me a secret stairwell...this is not as creepy as it sounds...but it kind of was...

Friday, February 17, 2012


last night christine and i participated in the zombie race, which was essentially the amazing race meets the zombie apocalypse. we were given clues to places all throughout downtown dallas, and as we raced from one location to the next, we also had be on the lookout for zombies that were located throughout the city to chase us. needless to say, it was kind of like being in a real horror film.

suddenly, even the guy walking his small dog could even be suspect...even his cute puppy. at each location, we had to solve a challenge in order to get the clue for the next one. it was a delight. it also included us dashing in and out of medians/intersections in order to escape the grapples of the zombies, which i would like to note were mainly ladies from the roller derby league...on skates... unfortunately, christine did not survive the evening, as she was infected and i narrowly survived with the thanks to a few fellow contestants and my cat-like reflexes.

glad to see they were prepared.

all of the racers waiting to begin the race. we had to wear glow necklaces so the zombies knew who to attack.

christine was delighted that we made it to our first checkpoint...only a near 2 mile jaunt. nbd.

in order to receive our clue, we had to complete a physical challenge...which proved to be more of a challenge for some more than others.

at the double wide. in order to receive our second clue, we had to take a picture on the toilet bench. classy!

a zombie waiting for us to try to make a narrow escape from double wide. unfortunately, christine did not make it out alive. 

my favorite challenge. shadow dancing on the stage. why do i not do this more often?

upon completion, we were greeted by organizers in hazmat suits ready to scan us for infection. christine and i had to go to separate lines since she was infected. 

and she was that even a thing?

 survivor + zombie = making the impossible possible

Thursday, February 16, 2012

word of wisdom.

happy birthday ice-t!

and for the record, you would be my detective of choice out of all the l&o's. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


fact. at approximately 9:57 am i realized that i had misaligned the buttons on my sweater.

fact. it is approximately 3:12 pm and i still have the buttons on my sweater misaligned.

just another business casual fail. nbd.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

kindred spirits.

i met mine in summer 2005. she didn't want to be my friend as i was just a "visiting" student, but there was no denying the obvious...we were bound to be the best of. my fondest memories of my time on the island include her, as we always shared the grandest adventures. now we are 7 years older with careers in our pockets, and for her, the cutest family on the planet. this weekend we were able to reunite, and even better we were able to reunite at the temple. it's really mesmerizing how far along our friendship has come that now, after all those years of crazy memories, we can share moments here as well:

happy anna howard shaw day.

in other news. i just really wanted to echo kayte that i have had this song on repeat.:

oh. and because it's dia de san valenin (spanish classes paying off...obvi):

you know, it's hard to troll the internet for cute pictures of animals...but by golly someone's got to do it. you can thank me later for making those sacrifices....with more cute animals!!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


besides the complete lack of sleep, i am ecstatic for it to be friday. why? how could you not be when this is how you start your day:

ps. i may or may not have this video on repeat...a little less judgment is appreciated. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

record setting.

werewolf bowl-mitzvah celebrated its half-season mark by dining on pizookies (which i may or may not have been craving for the last it may or may not have been my dream coming true...nbd...).


we decided that it would be best for the four of us to share the party platter (which is the equivalent in size as a large pizza). and without ten minutes having gone by, the party turned into this:

even our server was impressed. or frightened, (that's yet to be determined) but i like to think it was the former. in fact, i am pretty sure he said, "wow, the only time i see that happen that quickly is with large groups..." and as he walked away he said under his breath, "ohhhh wooooowwwww...."

no shame. werewolf bowl-mitzvah can PACK. IT.

class act.

spanish classes have commenced for 2012, and based off of monday's class it's going to be an interesting semester:
  • i had to write some words on the whiteboard, and when my teacher went to review my work she commented on how strangely my "s"'s were written. that was after i had to explain to her that the letter was an "s." i was slightly embarrassed as it also included an exacerbated sigh as she was going through my words each time she came across another "s." 
  • during that same exercise, i got a "u" and and "i" switched on a word, which apparently turned it into a swear word. oops. and it doesn't matter what age you are, accidentally writing a swear word in on a school board apparently is still hilarious...even if you are old.
  • i had to do another writing exercise on the board, and my friend and i were bantering back and she volunteered me for the exercise, since i was obviously hesitant due to the aforementioned incidences. she shouted, "erin, i am going to make sure you get your money's worth out of this class whether you like it or not!" in which our french classmate cued in, "did you girls get a few drinks before class?" and my friend shouted, "YOU BETTER BELIEVE I DID!" and i replied meekly..."noooooooo...." the french man balked at me in disbelief. 
  • i received advice on monday that a couple glasses of wine will help me speak spanish more fluently. true? or false?
thrice i was embarrassed in a matter of just a couple of hours. i think this is going to be a great semester. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


these north korean students definitely have it.

Friday, February 3, 2012


that is how i excited i am for the ending of this week. no apologies.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


  • not all froyo is created equal.
  • apparently i didn't learn my lesson last time. thank goodness for deferred adjudication.
  • tonight. was not my night for bowling.
  • womwomwommmmmmmmmmmmm.


  • on saturday, i got pulled over for going 15 over the speed limit. woops. thank goodness i finally learned how to bat those eye lashes (only half-kidding) and was just asked nicely to drive slowly. 
  • on monday, i accidentally employed my "go-to" word in front of the kids at the club. in my defense, there was a basketball flying straight for my face. the good news is that i have cat-like reflexes.
  • a newly realized 2012 goal: eat froyo (sometimes as a meal replacement) at least 3 times per week. and honestly, at the rate that i am going, i will have doubly surpassed this goal. it's a grizzly goal, but someone's got to do it.