Friday, July 12, 2013
I kicked off the month in Cancun with my roommate's family. It was my first time in Mexico, and it was an absolute blast! Unfortunately there was little sun; it was pouring rain most of the time we were there. The resort was really great though, and one of our rainy days turned into a spa/massage day. I can't be upset about that!!
As soon as we got back, it was time to celebrate my 23rd birthday. Co-workers spoiled me with ample amounts of sugar, Italian food, and love. That night I enjoyed a family dinner where we ordered in steaks and had a relaxing night. My presents were:
-an ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer from my parents
-the most beautiful bouquet of flowers I've ever seen from Jared
That weekend I enjoyed time celebrating with my friends, including a Drillers game, Skee-ball at The Max, and some two-stepping at Caravan. I even got to swim a little with Kara and her sweet daughter, but it wasn't quite warm enough to swim for long.
The following weekend brought on my favorite activity of the summer: Floating the Illinois River! Now, if you aren't from the Tulsa area, you might not know about this river. The portion we float is about 1 hour away in Tahlequah, OK. It isn't a white-water-rapid adventure, but a relaxing/fun float for either 6 or 12 miles. We were going to camp out that night, but it started pouring rain as soon as we were finished with our float. What did that mean? A stop through the McDonalds drive-thru and a drive home. I was sad to not be camping, but very happy to have slept in my warm, dry bed!
The rest of the month involved lots of swimming, meetings, and celebrating birthdays (my brother Clark and Abbey).
June will always be one of my favorite months! June brings the beginning of a great summer: time with friends, swimming, and longer days. It is still strange not having a 3 month break in the summer, but I think I am getting used to it!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
First stop: Manhattan!
My first trip to New York City, and I couldn't be more excited!! It feels awful leaving Oklahoma after our tragic round of tornadoes, but I wont let that get me down. Found a free place to stay AND a cheap flight. Thanks to that (and the fact I'm not going to see Justin Timberlake in Tulsa), I've decided that I will be seeing Book of Mormon and maybe/hopefully one other show.
I'll be sure to blog about my trip with pictures of my adventures in The Big Apple!
(Still accepting advice/ideas of where to go/hidden gems/ things I shouldn't miss!)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I just found out that my Chinese sister is graduating from her Master's program in two weeks. She has no family attending, so I desperately want to visit her. I found the cheap flights, but now I have to find the cheap/affordable places to stay.
I need suggestions, please!! I obviously didn't have time to save up, so the cheaper the better.
Also, I'll only get to spend 3-4 full days there, so I need to know the places I definitely shouldn't miss for my first trip to NYC.
Thank you, friends!! (And strangers, also.)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
With all of my college friends getting ready for Summer Break, it is quickly sinking in that I won't be getting to join them. However, it IS helping that people are drowning in Finals Week studies and I am not. There are some perks to being an adult!
I would rather have the "Kraft Macaroni and cheese" Blues...
Monday, May 6, 2013
This weekend was one for the books, but I am ready for another weekend just to recover!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
So, this was't the actual scene, but it was almost this exact situation.
Why would anyone ever shave their legs in the bathroom of their workplace? I felt uncomfortable and couldn't look at her. I felt that this person probably felt enough shame already, and I couldn't add to it by
Has anyone seen this happen? Is this normal? I know I am new to the working world and all-- maybe I am unfamiliar with the ritual of taking care of your personal hygiene at work. Please educate me.