Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Very Plushie Boyfriend

Updating on a Sunday again! It was yet another great weekend. As we speak my adorable boyfriend is boiling water to make us tea. He's just the best. We're watching Friends (Season 4 - The One With Chandler in a Box) and enjoying what's left of the weekend before it's back to school/class.

On Friday, we had a lovely double date night with our dear friends Jenna and Nick! Nick goes to school at UT and he came in for the weekend. We made dinner together - chicken sandwiches on the grill, corn on the cob, and brownies! Then we saw The Proposal, which was fun. Totally predictable, of course, but cute. Here are some pictures from the evening:

The adorable couple.

It was a delightful evening. We should most certainly do it again. Also, notice my attempts at being a food photographer.
Saturday was spent on running errands, watching the O.C. and Friends, and eating greasy Chinese food. We were trying to find The Time Traveler's Wife so we could read it together, but we couldn't find it anywhere! The movie is coming out on August 14th, so everyone is buying it up to read it ahead of time! It is one of my favorite books in the world, I can't wait to see it.
This week is "finals week" of Summer I. I have a Skills Test in Strength Training tomorrow and a test on Wednesday. My Educational Psychology paper is due on Wednesday as well, and my Psychology of Adjustment final is on Thursday. Then I have a whole three days before Summer II starts, hooray!
Next weekend is Kevin's birthday, America's too! Here is my favorite picture of him from this weekend, posing as one of my plushies:

I think I'm in love.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Good Weekend

This weekend Kevin and I were very productive. On Saturday we went and did a little shopping of the grocery, book, and vinyl variety.

After lunch at Blue Baker, our first stop was Barnes and Noble (of which I am always a fan). I had a specific purpose in mind - Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. This journal is super cool. Every page gives you instructions to literally destroy it! Kevin and I both bought one so we could do them together. The first pages I did were "Color the entire page" and "Burn this page." You can view a gallery of many people's journals here.

Then we went to Office Max so I could buy some colorful pens for scrapbooking. I haven't gotten the opportunity to use them yet, but I'm very excited.

Then we went to Half Price Books. Kevin bought two records (West Side Story and something by Frank Sinatra) and the O.C. Season 2 on DVD for only 20$! Awesome deal. Good thing, too - we're burning through the first season. We only have 5 more episodes left!

Finally we went to HEB and bought groceries galore. I love food shopping. I need to learn how to make more things, though. Bleh. I do love Lean Cuisines, though.

That evening we went to dinner with some friends at Ozona before returning to the house to get our fill of the O.C. So wonderfully addictive.

Today has been a cleaning day. I completely cleaned my room and it is marvelous! Isn't it so much better when your space isn't messy? Too bad I'm too lazy to keep it this way!

I emailed my mom the other day and asked her if we happened to have a typewriter, because I've really been in the mood for one. I just love the way they look. It was perfect timing, too - she is at my grandfather's house for the weekend and he has an adorable 1958 portable Royal! And he is letting me use it. He said that as long as I want it I can have it, and I only need return it if I'm no longer using it. My mom sent me a picture -

No idea if these are the colors or not, but either way I am so excited! I cannot wait to have it.

Happy Father's Day, everyone! I called my Daddy today and he and my sister are coming to visit me soon. I am very much looking forward to it. I love him very much - he is the kind of dad that all of your friends think is really cool and he's just as silly as can be. As he would say, sometimes he "just thinks funny thoughts."

Time is going by very fast... I have a paper due in less than two weeks and it's not long before this summer session is over. I hope your weekend was great, too. What was your favorite thing you did?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Weekend!

The best part about not having a job is that my weekend starts on Thursdays. We finally named Babo's Bird - its name is Cameron. Not sure if it's a boy or a girl. It might be both. Date night on Tuesday was a success. The food at Luigi's was super good - Kevin and I both had lasagna and it was really unique. We got dressed up all cute:

Time for fun things:

1. What is your favorite color?

1. green sea of chairs 2. Green apple 3. Green and Wet 4. The green selfportrait revisited 5. Behind the Green Door... 6. green up 7. Green, Green, Green... 8. A Green Life 9. my green illuminated way home

2. What is your current obsession?

3. What is your favorite flower?

4. Do you collect something?
I collect stickers, plushies, anything Hello Kitty, and owls

5. What inspires you?
Other's scrapbooks and minibooks, fred flare, Kevin, music

6. What are you listening to right now?

7. What are your favorite movies?

8. What's your favorite book?

9. What do you like most about yourself?
My eyes! And my sparkling personality.

10. What's your dream job?
Food photographer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Night Love!

I'm very excited about this evening. Kevin and I are going to work out when he gets off of work (we're so athletic right now). Then after we're going to dinner at Luigi's! We like to dress up and go to pretty restaurants. I cannot wait. I love going out and being cute.

Other fun things coming up:
- So You Think You Can Dance tomorrow and Thursday
- A do-nothing weekend
- More scrapbooking
- The end of Summer I and seven hours of class
- Baltic Cruise!

Okay, so the last two are still kind of far off. But they're still fun!

Time to go to the Rec. Yay, fitness.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Joy of Toys (The Innocent Kind)

This weekend I went with Kevin to his parents' house in Austin. After living there for ten years, they're moving into an apartment closer to work, so he wanted to go help them pack everything. He's such a good son.

We left after he got off of work and arrived around 8.00pm. It was looking real stormy and scary, like we might get a tornado. The sky was full of clouds that looked like this:

Which I have now learned are "mammatus" clouds, only less defined as some photos I've seen, like this:

Eerie! But it pretty much didn't even rain where we were, which was fortunate.

The next day we were off on a mini-adventure. We went to Toy Joy, which, if you've never been, you should check out because it's just too fun. And lucky for me, they're an official Sanrio distributor! So I bought a few goodies for myself and Kevin bought me an Uglydoll! He's adorable. He's "Babo's Bird," but he doesn't have a name yet. I also got a Pandapple plush among other things, as you can see!

We then went to Kerby Lane for lunch and then saw The Hangover. It was... funny. But I really don't like movies where everything goes wrong and so it stressed me out too much. Then we went back to the house while Kevin packed and I played Spider Solitaire on his computer. I've won two suit solitaire twice now! It's really difficult! But I'm working on getting better.

Today we had to get up early (okay, at 9.00) and drive to Houston for our friend James's graduation party. After six years he finally got a degree! Good for him. But Houston is not fun at all. The driving stinks and it's too humid. I'd take Austin or Dallas any day, thank you. It was lots of fun, though. A bunch of friends were there and his mom made enough food for a small army. So we ate as much as we could and took the rest of it home. I only just now realized that I left it in the car. And we got back a few hours ago. Awesome.

We have since returned home and I'm avoiding homework by writing this. But it was a really fun weekend. I like spending time with the boyfriend, and he takes such good care of me. We had lots of car time, which as we all know is good for bonding (and napping). He's moving to New York City in the fall to go to grad school at Columbia. (Basically, he's mega-smart.) This is the summer to get in as much face time as I can with him before he goes far away!

This week is pretty low-key - I have a "test" in Strength Training and a bunch of reading to do. Perhaps I'll get to work more on my scrapbook and my super-kawaii stickers will arrive so I can make all my pages just a little more Asian-inspired. Hopefully there's a dinner date at Luigi's this week with Kevin as well. We like to get dressed up and show off how great we are together.

And how modest!