Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I've Learned as a College Grad...

Being in my pseudo "real world," {at least that's how I think of it right now} has provided me with way more knowledge than I expected.  Here are the top 5 things I've learned so far:

1. It's okay to look young.  People always say how great it is to look young but I never saw it that way.  Now, when I tell people I just graduated (and have to clarify that I graduated from college, not high school) and they tell me I look 16, it's no big deal.  I do have to draw the line at being offered a kids menu {13 and under only?? oh please. }

2. Finding a job ain't easy. With a biology degree in hand, I'm finding that there aren't many entry level options out there.  It's all about finding connections and using them!  Which is very stressful and discouraging but you just have to have some faith I guess.

3. It's okay to work a job you may be over-qualified for. Money is money and when you've got loans to pay back, anything will do.  Making minimum wage isn't ideal but hey, it's a job and it will keep me occupied while I search for something related to my major!

4. Mentioning grad school to employers is a big red flag.  Yeah, saying you "may eventually pursue higher education" is not okay, apparently.  I'm still having a hard time agreeing with this but someday it might stick?

5. You will miss college like no other. Everyone has different college experiences but at least once a day I find myself reminiscing and missing the good ol' days at Virginia Tech.  Those were the best 4 years I could have asked for and I wouldn't change a thing about them.  

Thanks for the memories, Lane Stadium!

Julie & I in front of our freshman dorm door


That's all for now!  I'm trying to get back into posting more so hopefully I can keep it up :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Oops & a running quiz!

Oops, I've been a really bad blogger lately.  Mostly because I don't have much to blog about being home and all.  I can pretty much sum up the last week and a half with a picture of my cat... so yeah. #postgradproblems
As some of you probably know, Wednesday was National Running Day which I had to celebrate!  Of course, I only ran once in the month after my half marathon so I'm no longer in tip-top shape which is a little frustrating.  It doesn't feel that long ago, but there is much that I lost in that time. 
That's enough whining, here is Hungry Runner Girl's running quiz from the other day!
1.  On average how many races do you run a year? I've only ran 4 races in my life... but I'm working on changing that ;)
2.  Head accessories, things you have to run with:  a hat, a visor, sunglasses, chapstick, sunscreen, head band, ponytail, braids, sweat band? I NEED a headband.  And my hair must be in a ponytail that isn't loose.
3.  Where do your workouts come from?  A training plan, a coach, whatever you feel like doing that day or what your training partner is doing that day? Usually whatever I feel like doing!  I LOVED training for the half: having a plan that I followed almost exactly {at least in the beginning} was great for me.  It kept me motivated and took away a lot of the mental battle I tend to have with myself.
4.  How many miles on average do you put on a pair of shoes?  I've never really kept track.. newbie runner problems.
5.  Cell phone=  do you bring it with you on your run or leave it at home? Bring it.  Use it for music and it makes me feel safer I know I have it in case I need it.
6.  What was your last running related injury or have you been an injury free runner? My foot started bothering me after the half but I never got it checked out soo I'm not exactly sure what it was?  I self-diagnosed myself with a metatarsal stress fracture but who really knows?!  
7.  Is your current running goal about running a farther distance (adding more mileage) or getting faster or BOTH?!? My current running goal is to get my mileage back up!  I wouldn't mind getting faster but I'm not really working on that.
8.  Speedwork—->  at the track, on the treadmill, on the roads or never do it? Never do it.  Maybe someday!
9.  Stretching after a run:  hit the ground after a run and get stretching, stretch in the shower, stretch once you get to work/school, skip the stretching? Depends how I'm feeling!   If I'm sore after my run, I don't usually skip the stretching.
10.  What was your reason(S) for starting to run?  Well, I had been eating nothing but candy and junk food during finals and when I got home for summer I decided I needed some sort of detox and started running!  It felt great every time I ran a little further and soon enough I fell in love! :)
Thanks for reading this far!  Or if you skipped ahead, I don't blame you :P  And I'd love to read your responses to this quiz as well!!
Happy Friday!!  Hope everyone has a great weekend :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Well I'm a graduate...

As badly as I wanted to fail all my finals to stay in school, I figured it wasn't my best idea :P  So here I am, a graduate of Virginia Tech after spending 4 of the best years ever there {seriously}.  I want to be excited but right now I'm just pretty nervous as I continue along with my job search.  Something will come up eventually though?!



*PS Sorry for the lack of posts, finals had me going a little crazy there!

Happy Sunday!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend Recap: Pre-Graduation Pictures & a Car Wash

It hurts to type this, but this was basically my last weekend of college :(.  I have finals next weekend and the following weekend is graduation... where did the time go?!

Friday
Peter has a momma cat & her four kittens in a bush outside his apartment.  Becky brought me over to look at them and watch them play.  It was like a real life kitten cam and it was glorious!




Later, my roommates & I took some pre-graduation pictures at the gardens on campus!  Becky's twin Kiefer was our photographer while we just had fun being models :P



We all worked up quite an appetite, so we went to Kobe for dinner.  It's a Japanese restaurant and it's SO GOOD.  I can't believe it took me this long to go there.  I already can't wait to go back.

Teriyaki chicken, broccoli, rice & carrots. YUM
That night, Julie & I went to a bar downtown with Brian and some of his friends.  We ran into one of our best friends we hadn't seen in a while so we spent lots of time reminiscing and catching up!  Have I mentioned I really wish we didn't have to graduate?

Saturday
Becky & I went to the Farmer's Market in downtown Blacksburg.  They have it every Saturday, but I'd only gone once before.  We didn't end up buying anything but it was fun to just browse.  On the way home, we decided to make a pit stop at Target {which is totally out of the way but whatever}.  Somehow we didn't end up buying anything there either.  That's definitely a first.

We swung back by the apartment to get Julie and go to Kroger.  Julie's car was pretty dirty so we decided we needed to go to the carwash.  Except 2 of the carwashes we were trying to go to didn't actually exist so it turned into a longer than anticipated adventure but it was fun.  Since we were already in the area, we stopped by Chick-Fil-A for milkshakes.  What could be better than a carwash and a milkshake?




Sunday
First run after the half!  Honestly I was feeling a little burnt out after all the training and the race and couldn't find motivation to go running.  Plus, one of my feet was swollen and I didn't want to push it and make it any worse.  It felt better and Julie was doing 10 miles so I decided to give it a go.  I did 3 with her at a 9:35 pace.  It was reallly windy so it was kind of tough, but my legs felt good and my foot didn't bother me {yay!} so hopefully it's fine now?  Guess I'll find out!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekend recap - HALF MARATHON!

I'd like to start this post by saying: WE DID IT!!! This post is probably going to be pretty long, but basically we finished our half marathon in approximately 2:12, so just a little over a 10 min/ mile pace!  And we raised over $600 for Alex's Lemonade Stand!

We left for Waynesboro on Friday afternoon.  It's about a 2 hour drive so we got a hotel room so we wouldn't have to leave by 5am.
getting excited!
We did get stuck in pretty bad traffic for ~4 miles due to an accident, but we still had fun sitting there!  Julie & I bought these giant water jugs to make sure we'd have plenty of water to drink on Friday.
Hydrating while stuck in traffic
The trip took a little longer than anticipated, but we finally got to Waynesboro!  First we stopped at packet pickup.  It was very exciting to get our shirts and bibs... it was finally almost starting to feel real!  After that, we headed to the hotel we were staying at to check in and drop our stuff off before heading to dinner.
almost there!
We decided to get McAlister's deli sandwiches for dinner which was a good choice!  I got grilled chicken and swiss on a croissant with chips - not sure if that's ideal pre-race food but it worked fine!


The restaurant was right near Target so we obviously had to stop and get some snacks.  Then we just headed back to the hotel where we relaxed, painted our nails blue & yellow for Boston and watched tv. I think I was asleep by 10:30 or so surprisingly, however 5am came REALLY fast.

The race started at 7, but we got there by 6:15.  It was really cold at first so my hands were pretty much numb the first 2 miles until I got warmed up.  The course description said there would be "gently rolling hills" which I guess is a pretty subjective thing but for whatever reason we thought it would be fairly flat.  Except it wasn't.  Luckily, the hills were gentle, there was just a lot of them.  However, training at school worked to our advantage since the hills here are not so gentle and we're at higher elevations.  There were a few times I had to remind myself that I trained for this and there was no reason why I wouldn't be able to do it!  And I'd also try to keep reminding myself that for every uphill, there's a downhill :P

Course Elevation
It was a really beautiful course so luckily it kept me distracted for the most part.  The views of the fields, mountains and streams were gorgeous - plus there were plenty of houses that I wouldn't mind living in.  I decided spectators are the best thing ever, their enthusiasm really is contagious!  There was a group of children giving hi-5's and a few funny signs (like around mile 9 or 10, a woman had a sign that said "you can't quit, you're not the Pope") and a few people even yelled "Go Hokies!" to us :)

My Garmin claims that we held exactly a 10 min/ mile pace, and I forgot to turn it off until about a minute after we finished.  Our unofficial time was 2:09 vs our chip time of 2:12... not bad either way!  My Gamin also kept me entertained because I think I started it late so every time we'd pass a mile marker, it would wait about 20 seconds to catch up and beep so every mile I'd laugh a little bit.

Overall, it was a fun race!  I know that I'm forgetting tons of stuff but I'm sure Becky has it covered!

WE DID IT!
Beckys' mom, Karl and dogs were waiting for us at the finish line as well as their sweetest friend ever, Ellie!  We cooled down and took some pictures and then Becky, Julie, Ellie and I went to Cracker Barrel to re-fuel!  I think that was the best decision we've ever made.  I don't think I ever finished pancakes so fast in my life.  After we got back home and showered, we went to the running store to buy some 13.1 stickers for our cars!

For dinner, we decided it was appropriate to get Benny's pizza!  Their slices are HUGE as you can see, and delicious!  I can't believe we waited this long to cross it off our bucket list!


It's weird to think there's no training plan for today.  I think I'm going to have to get used to the idea of running for however long I want again :P

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! :)


Friday, April 26, 2013

race tomorrow!

Happy Friday!

Becky, Julie and I are on our way to our hotel for our race!  I have a feeling that 5am is going to be here before I know it :)  Can't wait to run 13.1 miles with my best friends and pig out on pancakes as soon as we're done!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Freshman year {part 2}

Happy Friday eve!  Here is part 2 of my freshman year Throwback Thursday series :)

Julie's birthday is in January, a few days after we got back to school.  A bunch of our friends hung out in a room down the hall.  The plan was to get Julie out of our room to check the mail and then I would tell them all to come over.  Except she only got about halfway to the mail room before she realized she forgot her key.  So she came in while we were all trying to hide to surprise her.  Oops.

Acting surprised
 I had to take pictures on campus for an English project.  The next picture is just for fun.  Unfortunately I didn't use it in my PowerPoint presentation.


Julie, Suzanne and I went to see Taylor Swift at UVa with Suzanne's mom and sister!  We hung out in Cville and had a lot of fun!

Julie's (ex)-boyfriend brought us to a drive-thru safari!  If you're ever on the highway you NEED to stop here.  I'm glad I wasn't driving because the animals just kinda chill in front of your car sometimes or they just walk in front of your car when you're trying to move.  So actually, if you're a passenger you need to make whoever is driving stop here :P  The animals get feed ALL over the inside of your car but it's totally worth it.  Who knew they would be really messy eaters? {excuse the blue-ness of these pictures.. I don't know what setting my camera was on}
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Not gonna lie, I was a little scared to feed because the animals tended to get all up in your window/ space and it was hard to get them to stop eating.  But maybe I'm just a scaredy-cat?!


This camel took 2 of our buckets :(
 After the drive-thru part, there's a small zoo you can walk around!

Necessary
Me with a kangaroo!
 I went on my first hiking trip!  A few friends and I hiked a trail leading to this waterfall!  I've since done this hike a few more times but I would love to do it again now to see how much easier it is on my legs after all this running!
Made it!


If you read my first post, you know that we didn't always have the best going out experiences, but we did try it again!  We went to a mutual friend's party, had fun and weren't traumatized!  Success!


You may also remember how I said we kept the monument up?  Well, here it is again {in all of its glory :P}


Hokie Bird at the Spring Game!
 We had to bring our rented lofts back before finals started.  We re-bunked our beds and put our desks next to each other.  I'm not sure why we didn't have our room like this the whole year?  We would not have gotten anything done, but we would have played a lot of Pac-xon {computer game we were addicted to for a while}.  Excuse our mess, it was finals...  It definitely didn't look like that all year....

"It looks like finals in here"
Hope you're having a great day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I can't believe...



I can't believe... that it's taken me this long to link up with Robin!

I can't believe... that I spent 20 years of my life insisting that I hate running.  I'm so glad I decided to start last summer!  Who knew my first few runs along the boardwalk would turn into this beautiful love affair!? :P

I can't believe... that my roommates convinced me to sign up to run 13.1 miles.  I also can't believe that it didn't take much convincing.  And I can't believe that I'm paying money to run.

I can't believe... that I've been training for almost 12 weeks now!  The race is Saturday.. what wait?!


I can't believe... how much training has changed me!  Not only have I increased my distance, I'm also a bit faster (without even trying)!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Cozumel

Hey everyone!  Today I'm joining one of my favorite link-ups: Travel Tuesday!


Helene in Between


Sophomore year of high school, two of my best friends, one of their families and me all went to Cozumel, Mexico!  It was awesome!  We stayed in an all inclusive resort, which was very new to me.  We drank a lot of {non-alcoholic} pina coladas and daiquiris and ate nachos and cheeseburgers all day, it was heaven.

Unfortunately, a good 80% of my pictures of MySpace-style selfies.  Whoops.

1/2 of the view from our balcony

rest of the view!

we thought this was the coolest picture ever.
We went to a national park to swim with dolphins!  The day we had originally planned was cold and the water was too rough so they asked us to reschedule.  In the mean time, we hung out around the park and took pictures {again, mostly selfies}.


One of the days, my friend's mom rented a jeep and drove us all around the island to explore!  I think that was the highlight of the trip.  We went to a Bob Marley-inspired bar/ restaurant and wrote our names on the walls.  We also just got to see a lot more of the island than the resort.


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The cruise ships came in right near our little resort beach, so that was pretty neat.  I think we spent most of our days here, which was TOTALLY fine with me!

All in all, Cozumel is gorgeous and I would LOVE to go back!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend!

This weekend was probably more low-key than last, and I unfortunately didn't take any pictures (rookie mistake) but here goes a short recap anyway!

Friday was Brian's birthday!  His roommate Brandon's birthday was on Thursday, so Thursday night they had a small get together at their place!  So Friday I was kind of exhausted since I'm clearly not used to staying up until 1am on a school night.  Unsurprisingly, I took a nap.  I didn't feel so bad doing it since Brian told me he would also be napping.  Except I was the one who slept way later and when I woke up there wasn't enough time to make his birthday dinner :(

Luckily he's a good sport and didn't mind!  After I woke up, Brian, Brandon and I headed downtown!  There are a bunch of bars but we only went to two of them.  It was really crowded since the Spring Game was this weekend and a lot of alumni come visit.  Some more friends met up with us and we found out that Tyrod Taylor (of the Baltimore Ravens) was at one of the bars!  We headed over there and I saw Becky and Peter & friends!

Saturday afternoon, Brian & I went to Panera for birthday weekend lunch.  I can't believe I didn't think to take a picture of my food.  Anyway, after I got back home, Julie and I had a nice long chat about life for like 2 hours.  Then I made THIS pad thai for dinner.  So yummy!  At around 8:30, I laid down to take a quick power nap except I ended up sleeping until 2.  I am soo much fun!

Sunday has been relatively lazy, as usual.  Except we decided to do our long run Sunday rather than Saturday.  Becky, Julie and I did ~7 miles at a 9:49 pace... not bad!  I feel ready and am so excited for Saturday!  My legs were feeling awesome and all the random parts of my body that have been bothering me were feeling pretty good since I took 3 days off.  I am pumped!

Have a great day :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone!  I'm joining the Sunday Social link up today :)

Sunday Social



1. What is your shopping weakness?
Dresses!  It's very rare that I can pass up a dress I like.

2. What is your food weakness?
Pizza!  I guess I know what I'm having for dinner..

3. What is your go to movie to watch when nothing is on?
I don't really watch movies... but my go-to tv show is probably One Tree Hill!

4. What is your go to breakfast food?
On weekdays, peanut butter toast & sometimes a chobani.  But when I'm not in a rush I prefer french toast/ pancakes/ waffles with hashbrowns, turkey bacon, sometimes eggs.. yum! I love breakfast food, can ya tell?

5. Do you drink coffee? If so, how do you take it?
Yes!  My favorite is Dunkin iced coffee with caramel swirl & cream :)  But if that's not available, I just like it with cream and sugar.

Now it's time to relax until my 7 mile run!  Wooo taper week!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Liebster!

As you know, I've been kind of a slacker lately, but I figured it's a good time to do my Liebster post!  The lovely Jenna at Keep Caffeinated and Carry On nominated me (a few weeks ago... told ya I was slacking) thanks to our mutual love of caffeine :)

So without further ado:

11 Random Facts
1. I love live music!  I've probably been to at least 30 concerts in 6 different states!  The majority were during high school but hopefully I'll have more money time for more shows after graduation!

2. I love coloring and painting.  I don't see myself as super creative but Pinterest certainly helps me pretend that I am :)

3. I rarely watch movies.  Whenever my friends talk about or quote them I'm usually completely lost.  This is mostly because I fall asleep whenever I try to watch them... oops!

4. I'd love to be a certified yoga instructor.  If the program wasn't so expensive I'd do it in a heartbeat.  I guess that's what I can save for though?! :)

5. I didn't learn how to pump gas until college.  I still don't know how to make a U-turn.  Both are illegal in New Jersey and I like it better that way :P

6. It's slightly embarrassing how many times I've thought 'I wish I had a microscope to look at this with' in everyday life.  I'm a pretty big biology nerd but I've learned to embrace it.

7. I'm really picky with foods.  I refused to eat tomato sauce on pasta until freshman year of college.  I still don't like any dressings on my salad, ketchup, mustard or any other condiments!

8. I'm a big NY Jets fan!  Football season is my favorite sports season :)

9. One Tree Hill is my favorite tv show of all time!  One of these days I'll get around to re-watching from season 1 again!

10. In 2006, my best friends and I were obsessed with the Jonas Brothers.  We saw/ met them 6 times that  summer.  We made them a scrapbook and Joe actually ended up calling Kaitlyn & I to thank us!  It's still probably one of my favorite memories from high school.

11. I love buying clothes but I can't stand buying shoes!  I can't justify buying them unless I think they would go with everything.  Therefore, I rarely buy shoes.  I mean, it's better for my bank account that way and I like to live in flip flops/ running shoes/ uggs.

Jenna's 11 Questions
1. What motivated you to create your blog?
I started off reading Hungry Runner Girl everyday and then I began reading whatever random blogs I'd come across.  My roommate Becky made a blog so I decided I'd start one too!

2. If you had to pick a different country to live in, which one would it be?
I think I'd pick Italy!  I love Italian food and it looks like a beautiful country.  Only downside is I would know how to speak exactly zero words in Italian, so I'd have a lot to learn!

3. If you had a magic wand to change anything, what would it be?
To make anyone/ everyone happy!  I don't like seeing people upset, especially when I feel like there's nothing I can do to cheer them up.  I'd love to wave my magic wand and make them feel happier instantly!

4. What do you never leave home without (besides your cell phone)?
I'm not sure if there even is such a thing?!  But I try to never leave home without chapstick.  I don't think there's anything worse than dry lips and nothing to fix them!

5. What's the best book you've ever read?
I enjoyed The Glass Castle a lot, I think I read it faster than any other book because I just got so sucked in.

6. Do you have any special family traditions?
Hmm not really?  The only thing I can think of is that my family doesn't really celebrate Christmas until the 26th!  My cousins come to my aunt's house and we all hang out then so my little cousin has time to play with his toys he gets from his parents/ Santa :)  So my parents and I (and sometimes one of my cousins) do a small dinner for Christmas Eve/ Christmas and then we have the typical huge meal the next day!  I like it because Christmas lasts a little longer.

7. What are your music guilty pleasures?
No shame, I listen to One Direction, Justin Bieber (his acoustic album is really good!) and the Jonas Brothers. Basically, I still listen to all the tween heartthrobs.

8. Who were you in high school? Cheerleader, nerd, etc?
I was definitely quiet, probably a nerd.  Most people would have never guessed I cheered my freshman year because I was really shy!

9. Favorite thing to do to waste time?
Twitter, facebook, reading blogs, downloading music, looking at old pictures... I have mastered the art of procrastinating and it's kind of a problem.

10. What's the strangest thing in your purse right now?
The only thing in my purse is a receipt right now, so I guess that!

11. What is one decision you've made in the past that always makes you say "what if I'd gone the other way?"
Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I had decided to go to school in-state!  Would I still be hanging out with my high school friends?  Would whoever I met there be as awesome as the friends I have here?!  Sure, I would have saved money and have no student loans but I wouldn't trade the memories and friendships I have made at Virginia Tech for the world!!!

My 11 questions for YOU!
1. What's your favorite holiday to celebrate?
2. Where have you always wanted to visit?
3. How many times have you moved in your life?
4. What was your favorite TV show growing up?
5. What's your favorite gift you've ever given?
6. What was your first job?
7. What's your favorite nail polish color?
8. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
9. What was your favorite (and/or least favorite) subject in school?
10. What's your favorite road trip song?
11. Coffee or tea? (or other?)

I'm not really sure who has yet to be nominated, so I would like to nominate anyone/ everyone who wants to fill this out :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday! {freshmen part 1}

In less than a month, I will be a college graduate.  I even bought my cap and gown and graduation dress.  OH MY GOODNESS.  It's really happening :( [noooooooooo]

So today I wanted to throwback to Fall semester of my freshman year!  Here are some of the highlights!

Julie and I were roommates freshman year!  We met on facebook through the class of 2013 group!  We were both business majors and neither of us are business majors now so I like to think of it as fate/ the best decision I ever made :P
My side of the dorm room!
Certain math classes are online and you have to go to the Math Emporium to take quizzes/ tests each week.  You basically teach yourself and then go to this soul-sucking room with about a billion giant Mac screens.  It was certainly not my favorite class.  My friend and I went to the empo together for the first quiz and took pictures with all the Hokie bird statues along the mall!
Having fun before my first math empo trip
Football is a HUGE deal here.  Freshmen can't buy season tickets so you have to enter a lottery.  I had quite a knack for getting free tickets even though I rarely won the lottery.  One of Julie's friends had an extra and gave it to me for the first game! Other times I would just get handed them?  It was great!
First football game!!
 We played Miami during a huge rainstorm... it was pouring the entire time and I didn't think it was possible the be that soaked.  My sweatshirt (under my poncho that ripped halfway through) was still wet 2 days later!  My shoes even had puddles in them!  My friend Kelly and I were so devoted that we stayed for the whole thing and luckily we ended up winning!  A lot of people rushed the field but we were up too high!

Kelly & I at the end of the Miami game
 We didn't "party" in high school, so it took us a while to go to our first party in college.  A bunch of the girls on our hall were going to a highlighter party at one of the frat houses.  We tagged along and it was really sketchy.  Like it was really dark and crowded, some drunk girl was stumbling around the basement drinking  from all the beer cans that were lying around and we were too scared to move from the corner we parked ourselves in.  We only stayed for a half hour.  It turns out it was just one of the sketchy fraternities, but we were definitely scarred by the experience.

Julie & I before our first party
 Most of the time we just stayed in and hung out with friends in our dorm.  One night we were sitting around and decided to make a tent between our lofted beds.  Best. idea. ever.
The night we decided to make a tent...
 It was so fun we decided to add another sheet and therefore had to create 'The Monument.'  This monument in the middle of our room was stacked keepers, our ironing board and our food boxes.  We surprisingly kept the tent up for months, but then our RA decided it could be a fire hazard and recommended we take it down.  Don't worry, the monument stayed there until we moved out. (maybe that's why Becky rarely came over?? :P)
The next day we decided to expand...
 For Halloween, Julie, Suzanne and I dressed up as 'single ladies' a la Beyonce, and Becky was black mail!  We went to a party at an apartment close to campus with Julie's (then) boyfriend and his friends but decided it was lame.  Becky's friend from high school picked us up and brought us to another.  We got to the other party and it was at a house and it felt like we were a hundred miles away from campus!  It was super crowded and it was getting cold outside but we finally got our way into the garage.  Some dudes were like fighting behind us and people were spilling drinks so we eventually decided we'd rather just leave.
Halloween (the scariest night of my life)
As we walked down the gravel driveway, some dude came out of the trees/ bushes with a CHAINSAW and ran at us!  We were all in heels and it was raining so we just screamed and tried to walk faster.  Then he came at us again and it was just terrifying.  The walk to finding the bus stop was dark and scary and I was expecting him to pop out again at any minute!  We finally found the bus stop and went back to campus where we all basically just kept going on and on about how scared we were for the rest of the night.  I think that's the last party we went to that semester...

Happy Friday Eve everyone!! :)