May 29, 2011

30 days of Awesome

Moving to New York City is by far the most exciting and adventurous thing I have decided to do in my life, but it also has a few downsides. One of the biggest downsides is moving away from the town that I have called home for the past 5 years, Gainesville. I never wanted to spend my life here, but I have become rather fond of this orange and blue paradise. Another downside is leaving my friends and family, I think I have the best group ever. To honor Gainesville and the people I love, I have decided to complete a bucket list of 30 things that I will complete in just under 30 days.

I tried to pick certain events that reminded me of great memories from the past 5 years. I also chose a few things that I have never done, but always wanted to do. I also chose specific events to share with specific people. I hope I can make it work and see everyone multiple times in the next few weeks :)

1. Eat in the bus at Satchels
2. Visit Devils Millhopper
3. Go Tubing at the Springs
4. Dlites...mmmm tasty
5. eat a slice of spin/tom pizza at Leo’s
6. The Top - my favoritest restaurant in the ville
7. Drink a beer at Stubbies (6/10/11)
8. Walk around The Swamp one more time
9. Attend another play at The Hipp
10. Visit the girls and eat a cupcake at Sarkara
11. Have a Potluck with girls
12. Dinner with Danielle and her babies
13. Visit Payne’s Praire
14. Visit Museum of Natural History/Harn
15. Eat Krishna Lunch
16. Visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
17. Rent a paddle boat at Lake Wahlburg
18. Watch the bats at sundown at the Bat House
19. Paint the wall one more time
20. Eat sushi at Dragonfly
21. Have crispy tots at Gator Dawgs
22. Go on a random roadtrip to Ocala for icecream
23. Host a Game Night/ Have a dinner Party
24. Spend a Day with Sammy
25. Hangout with Kaylin
26. Go to the Atlantic
27. Visit with the family
28. Red Mango...mmmm tasty
29. Trivia Night at Gators Dockside
30. have a final lunch/dinner/something with everyone

I am going to make weekly blogposts with pictures and details about each task. Stay tuned!

May 13, 2011

Rain, Rain, Come again

It is basically Summer in Florida right now, which means that we have both 90 degree afternoons and regular thunderstorms. When I was growing up, we would spend our Summer days playing at the beach or running around the block with the other kids making weird sounds and getting into trouble. During these times, a thunderstorm was an exciting end to the afternoon because it brought the temperature down a few degrees, we got to run in the puddles when the lightning wasn't super scary, and it gave us a reason to go inside and bug my mom to let us watch TV.

Fast forward to college, the Summer still comes with 90 degree days and daily thunderstorms. The warm weather is welcomed, but my love for the thunderstorms turned into animosity. Once Summer rolled around, my program required Summer classes. This meant that I would have to spend my beautiful summer afternoons listening to professor boring while my friends texted me to go to the pool. The only thing I hated more then the idea of summer classes is the fact that each afternoon as I walked out of my apartment, the skys would start to rumble, the sky would turn grey, and I would be traveling to class in the rain. It never failed. I carried an umbrella, but the thunderstorms in florida are wild and I would usually get to class looking like a puppy who accidently fell into the pool. Not cute. For those three summers, I loathed thunderstorms.

Fast forward to my first summer post college. This is where I am right now. I am loving the weather and I am also loving the thunderstorms. Now in my free afternoons a rumbling, gray sky means nap time. I spend my mornings working and then I come home, eat some lunch and when the rains moves in my body takes a little break. I love the sound of the rain pelting against my window and I love to count the seconds between the roar of the thunder and the crack of the lighting. It is a fantastic way to spend the afternoons and my hate for the thunderstorm has turned to an open armed welcome.

It seems that I may be a little two faced in this argument, but I honestly think thunderstorms are a beautiful thing when I don't have to be outside traveling in them. It would be nice if Mother Nature consulted me before sending a thunderstorm to my city.

May 11, 2011

Addiction?

When I think of addiction I think of smoking, drinking, and other recreational drugs. I also think of shopping, eating, and gambling. I do not, however, think of TV shows. My sister likes to tell me that I have an addiction to crime shows, but I disagree. I have a FOND love for them.

1. I currently have 12 episodes of CSI: NY on my DVR. Excessive? I say that I am planning for a rainy day. 

2. I can tell you the entire premise of a Law and Order: SVU episode by just looking at the description and title. Obsessed? I would say fan, not obsessive fan.

They are pretty badass.
3. Horatio Cane makes me want to live in Miami. (No, not really, I couldn't even live in Miami for Horatio.)

4.Olivia and Elliot are some of my favorite names. Crazy? What's wrong with liking the names of my bestest friends?

5. Everytime I meet a new friend I refer to them as "probie" until we become close.  Weird? I think it is just a form of friendly hazing.

Basically, I am always watching a crime show. My favorite is Law and Order: SVU, followed by CSI: NY, NCIS, and CSI: Miami. I love the cliches, the absolutely crazy forensics machines, the twists, the "ripped from the headlines: episodes, and of course the drama with the show characters.

They say the first step to overcoming an addiction is to admit you have a problem. I believe that this is the truth, but I cannot admit addiction just yet.

What about you? Do you have an addiction or supposed addiction?

My piece of the interwebs

This is my new blog and I am excited to share with you the crazy that is my life. I started this blog as a way to chronicle the biggest Summer of my life. In 50, count them 50, short days I will be moving from Florida to New York City.

I am beyond excited for this giant step, but I am also a little nervous. These are things that I will share along the way. I have been an avid blog reader for many years and I have always wanted to start a blog to have people read what I have to say and laugh, cry, and celebrate alongside me. I hope that I have what it takes to make you come back and keep reading.

I am not only going to focus on my move and transition to the big city. I want to share with you recipes, adventures, fun stuff I find, and many other things that make me stand out amongst the crowd. Welcome to my blog.

"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.” Gerard Way