Thursday, August 19, 2010

book club

My mom put together a book club this summer with a few of her friends and their first book was "Eat Pray Love". When I came home to visit for the week, she told me that their first meeting would be at a local restaurant here in town, Gianna's. I LOVE Gianna's, so when I found this out, I asked if I could come. She said I would have to read the book. No problem. I had it done the day after she bought it for me. Pathetic, I know, that I would do something at the drop of a hat just to eat some food, but what you have to understand is that 1. it was a book. i love books. not a bad deal for me. 2. it's REALLY good food. Oh, and even though this isn't really what my post is about, I will throw in that the book was really good and I highly recommend it.

Anyway, so I go to book club and (now, don't tell my mom I said this) it's so funny because it's all these ladies in their 40's and 50's, who all sound, when you think about it, like hens in a hen house. Quite entertaining. But it was so much fun, and I thought, 'What if I started a book club with some of my friends?' And my next thought was, 'What are you, a total nerd, Chelsey?!' In which I replied, quite frankly, 'Actually, yes. Yes, I am.'

So! Book club anyone? I'll probably send out a facebook message to people I think would be interested, and even though it will be difficult to do since a lot of my friends are all over the place, my mom lodged the idea of using video chat to include those who can't physically attend the meetings! If not that, then perhaps writing an email of all your thoughts on the book for us to read aloud at the meetings and discuss. Just an idea. If enough people go for it, why not? My mom's book club chose "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as their next book, so I'll be reading that this month. This could be the book for my possibly-future-book-club, or we could decide on another. Doesn't matter to me! I can read two books at once, no problem : )


Thursday, August 12, 2010

oh, p.s. here is my final project for my last Communication Design Foundation class. Our project brief was to create a positive poster for this contest. I went with something universal since the competition is based in Australia. : ) Enjoy!

packing. *barf*

Summer school is finally over. Finally. Both happy and sad, since I'm glad to have a break for...oh, what was that, only a week and a half? Grrr. Anyway, I'm happy about the break, sad about Elliot moving back to New York and not getting to see him again until Christmas; sad about not having Brittany Elliff is one of my roommates any longer (although she WILL be just a few buildings away); sad about being a very poor college student; sad about packing allllllll my crap up, moving it to another building, painting said new room, and then unpacking alllllllll my crap. And re-decorating the new apartment. More happiness, however: I get to paint my room! Green Briar green is the color I chose. It was between that & a shade of purple that I was uneasy about going with because I thought it might possibly drive me mad after a few months. Even though my room at home is green, I knew it would be a success since green is my favorite color AND a somewhat neutral color. I'm also happy about going home for about a week and a half (although even that "vacation" is somewhat tainted as I will be taking a driving course this Saturday from 12–6:30, going to the DPS to get a permit on Monday, driving EVERYWHERE with my mom throughout the week, and then going BACK to the DPS on Friday to take the driving test, hopefully pass, and get my license *barf*). More happiness? Umm...well, it'll be cool to have the apartment all settled in again, although it won't be officially settled in until I come back to San Marcos and can unpack all my things. *sigh* I feel like I'm rambling/complaining a lot. Sheesh. Think happy thoughts....let's see....OH! I got all A's this summer in all 4 classes! So that's good. Oh, oh, oh! AND I think I might get a job at this frozen yogurt place on the square here in San Marcos called Twist & Shout. It's new and DELICIOUSSSSSS. I'm sure you've been to a place like it; you go in, pick up whatever size cup you would like, then proceed to the frozen yogurt pumps which come in several delightful flavors such as yellow cake batter, pomegranate, dark chocolate, strawberry-kiwi, etc. THEN you make your way to the toppings section where you choose from several toppings such as raspberries, chocolate chips, granola, sprinkles, etc. Oh, and they have bubble tea. And the colors in there are really happy and frozen-yogurt-ey. I hope I get it. The owner is really sweet. Her name is Lily and she's of Asian descent and has a cute accent and is also the partial owner of the local japanese steakhouse, Kobe. I hope she calls me like she said she would! : D

I think I'll end this post on that note, and get started on my packing (I'm quite the procrastinator).


Monday, August 9, 2010

this week

So I work at this place called CRI and it's very easy work...except that it's also insanely depressing. Basically, what I do is call people and read a survey to them. Most of the time, you're immediately rejected and in worse cases, you get half way through the survey and THEN get hung up on. That's not the depressing part, though. That I can deal with. No, the depressing part is the people that you do happen to complete the surveys with. The zombie-like, no life, miserable people. The 90 year old ladies who do the survey out of pity for the young college student and then half way through it, realize it takes a million years to get through and are too tired to go on. I don't blame them. They're 90 freaking years old. Go take a nap. You've lived your life.

Anyway, Elliot and I both got jobs there and we've been working there for a couple of weeks. It was the only job we could find and that's the only reason we settled for it. And finally, today, we caved from the depression that place brings and called in saying we had mono and would be out for the next week or so. Elliot's last day is this Friday anyway and I'd put my two weeks in last Tuesday. So I'm hoping to get out of this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday & next Tuesday since those are the days I usually work. I's mono. We should be good for like a month.

In other news, I'm moving from the apartment building I'm in now to another building in the same complex on Friday. I really want to paint my room since we're allowed to as long as we paint them back when we move out and I'm thinking either a semi-dark green or a semi-dark purple. We'll see. After I eat lunch here in a little bit, Elliot and I are headed out to go pick the color(s). I'll be packing all week so it's going to be hectic. Sheesh. Other than that, my life is pretty boring...hopefully I'll be posting more photos soon, so keep your eyes peeled!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

they come and they go

from my boston trip this may

long time, no see, blogger-folk!

Goodness, it's been a while! I wish I could be 100% consistent in posting stuff here for you guys! Although, I'm sure not many people read this anyway...oh, well! Right now I'm changing up my "Blogger Face" as you can tell, so sorry for such a short post! I'm off to go post more things though (mainly photos from my Boston/Oneonta trip from May) so I hope that will be of some interest.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


the latest. you've just GOT to click on the larger views of these babies. it makes my life : )

Monday, February 1, 2010

just real quick...

soooo...i'm getting photoshop (along with a ton of other programs) very very soon and I CAN NOT WAIT. also. i have film photos waiting for me at walgreens. can't wait for those either! i love photography! ahhhh! today is one of those intensely busy days where you do a lot of stuff you don't want to do and all you can think about is sitting down to do that one thing you REALLY WANT to do. so yeah. i'm going to be busy all day until i can finally sit down and play with the free trial of photoshop and edit some pictures! but i have to wait. *sigh* okay. that's all i wanted to say. this one of those me-freaking-out-and-being-excited-and-i-must-tell-someone kind of blogs. in case you didn't realize.

have a swell day!

Friday, January 29, 2010

don't take away my hands, don't take away my eyes.

so today was just one of those days. those push and pull days. the ones that are good, but could be great, but you wouldn't change it anyway so why worry about it possibly being great? the weather is cold, so cold i thought i was going to lose my fingers from holding my camera all day with no gloves on. my nose was constantly running and my hair was a mess, but i got some good shots. i could take photographs all day every day. photography makes me feel like i can do something. even on the days when i think i'm not all that great at it, i can still think, 'yes, but you're still good'. and even though good isn't enough for me, it's enough for now because i feel like one day i can be great. but for now, i wouldn't change it for anything. so why worry?

some days art stresses me out and i feel hopeless. but i'd rather have art all the time than never at all. it scared me this week when my ceramics teacher said to our class, "your work shows you who you are" because i immediately realized that my art tells me that i have no self-confidence. that i'm not happy with myself. i don't know if it's because even though i get A's in pretty much all my classes (particularly art) i still feel like i could do better. that i didn't try hard enough and if i'd pushed myself and not gotten distracted by everything else going on around me, i could be better.

i'm so tired. i don't know what else to say now. it was a good day.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

the stars & the moon, they have all been blown out...

It's been a few weeks since I've last blogged and this song I've been listening to lately ("Cosmic Love" by Florence & The Machine) somehow inspired me to blog again. The lovely Chelsea Wilson introduced me to this song and I greatly appreciate it : ) My winter break was well-needed and turned out better than I thought it would, thank goodness.

Anywho, I've been oh-so busy lately. I'm back in San Marcos, back to being an RA, back to drama and stress 24-7. And classes haven't even started yet! Eek! On a lighter note, it's a gorgeous day outside and I would simply love to go lay in the grass right now under the sun. It's just one of those days.

Oddly enough, I don't really know what else to say...there is plenty going on that I could talk about, but none of it really feels worth talking about. Oh! Except for this dream I had during my nap yesterday! It was something about a boat and I needed to climb down the side of the boat to get to something that was in the water...I don't remember exactly what it was though. But by the time I got to the bottom, everything had frozen over and there was snow EVERYWHERE. And there was this long dock that I had to walk to to get to this boat...I feel like the dream sort of started over and over again, repeating itself but with different hindrances each time. I'm pretty sure my dad was there for part of it. Oh, and at one point the dock started breaking apart as I was on it, coming closer and closer to was pretty scary, but interesting...

Yeah. That's about it. Boring, I know...maybe next time I'll have something better for you!