Sunday, June 20, 2010

it's only been like... four months.

Update time? I think so.


IT'S SUMMER! So i'm not taking classes. thank goodness. In the fall, i'll be starting my first animation class, along with a bunch of other classes. blah, blah, blah. I'm most excited about returning to Athens in August to move into my new house with Jefferson, Matthew, and Jonathan! It's a great little house right on off Milledge Avenue near five points.


I am working at stingrays again this summer working camps and occasionally doing tumbling and stunt classes at night. It's a great job and i really enjoy working with the other staff members, although i really miss Katie at camps (she's SUUUUUPER pregnant and due next month). Scott Ikirt (blog reader), Kyle, and I had some really intense Harry Potter conversations last week. I really enjoyed that.


As for UGA cheerleading, I made it again for the third time! I'm really looking forward to the upcoming season. I recently decided that I will be calling (and you will be too) the UGA cheerleading team "THE CHEERDOGS." Catchy, right? Good.
For Stingrays, Open team practices just started a couple of weeks ago and nothing much is going on there.
I've been working on various new skills here and there around the gym like whips, arabians, front handspring fronts, and anodes. I should probably choose to focus on one skill at a time but what fun is that?!


With my paychecks that i should be saving, i have been doing a little bit of shopping! I recently bought some TOMS shoes, polarized ray ban original wayfarers (tortoise shell), vibram five finger shoes, a patagonia jacket, and some other various things like a Six Flags/White Water season pass! I'm hoping to use that a lot more during the rest of the summer.


Family is great! I just got back from a weekend with Mom & Trip and the Beck kids at Katy and Dan's house in Decatur. It was great seeing everyone! I'm really looking forward to this upcoming weekend because it's the Beck Family Reunion in Nashville! It's going to be crazy but also very fun.


Everyone's great? I don't really know how to address that topic.


I got a haircut two days ago.
I want to be a Flight Attendant.
I got a blackberry a few months ago.
I have a new obsession with frozen yogurt from a place in east Cobb called Yogli Mogli.

Happy Father's Day to All!

Until next time... which hopefully should be sooner rather than later.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

an update for the follower (singular).

Let's see if i can quickly go over everything that has been going on in my life... doubtful.


I am now in my second semester as a sophomore. I am taking sixteen hours (thanks Dad) and my plate is as full as ever. I am taking Drawing II (Hocking), Fundamentals of Theater (Massey), Religion (Cox), Theatrical Writing (Huddleston), Ecology (McArthur), and the Ecology Lab (Ashmer). I am enjoying all of my classes but there is always some form of a homework assignment, reading assignment, drawing assignment, etc. going on. But, I guess that is why we go to school anyway!


UGA cheer now consists of Men's and Women's basketball games and gymnastics meets. I enjoy these events because they are less stressful and usually more fast-paced than football and volleyball. I must say, I enjoy cheering for everything about equally. Jackie and I don't work on stunting as much anymore because the skills that are legal on the basketball court and very limited. I still dislike weights for the most part but Seth, another cheerleader, helps me through it by keeping it comical.

Stingrays is going great! We have a huge competition in Dallas (NCA Nationals aka. "Dallas") next weekend! I am staying with Erica and I could not be more exciting about competing (and also kinda nervous because my last Dallas experience was definitely the worst cheer moment of my entire life and I don't think anything will ever be able to top it). I will keep everyone updated on that.

Team USA is another cheerleading team that I am now a part of! Team USA consists of two cheerleading teams, a coed and an all girl, that will compete in April against 60 other countries in the world championships of cheerleading. There was a tryout and interview process and I made the team! I am so excited to represent my country in my favorite activity.


I have been cooking a lot more! Last night, I had four friends over and we made breakfast (of brefix, as Jackie would say) for dinner! It was super yummy and so much fun. The group consisted of the Busteds (Casey, Katie Mac, Trammell, and myself) and our "Plus 1" - Jackie!

For next year, I have been working towards an RA position in the dorms on campus. The interview process ended this past tuesday night so keep your fingers crossed! After a year of RA-ing, hopefully I will be allowed to study abroad for a Maymester somewhere fun like Australia or Italy with the money I will of saved by not living somewhere off campus. Taryn and I will hopefully be doing this together (the RA-ing)... AND BE BACK ON MEAL PLAN!!

I haven't made any significant purchases on ShopGoodwill or anything lately, which is kinda a bummer, but I think I am starting to break my Guy Harvey addiction. I think I have nine or ten by now.

SPRING BREAK IS APPROACHING! As for my plans, I will be going on a cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya with Jackie, Whitney, Alex, Mackenzie, Elizabeth Pishal, and Kelley Kirstein (not jewish). I am SO PUMPED and so ready for the vacation and the break from school!

I got a blackberry! I am officially addicted to it. And i love it. I tried the droid eris for a couple of weeks but i was definitely not a fan (neither was Anna, who wants to be me... so she got a blackberry too).

My birthday is in five days! How crazy is it that I will be twenty years old? I don't even want to think about that.

Well, I think that's about it. Until next time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

i guess it's about time!

It's been so long since I've last posted... I can't remember the half of it. So instead of listing off days and their events, I'm just going to update everyone on the things going on in my life.


All of my classes are going pretty well and I can't believe we're already getting down into finals! For American History (which I have decided is my least favorite class), I just finished reading a book called Celia, A Slave about a fourteen year old slave girl that got raped by her master (awesome... not) and wrote a nine page paper about it. For Art History, we just sit in class and Rhiannon takes notes and I try to entertain her. For the art seminar, we continue to make fun of "Miss East-West" and listen to boring lectures about art. For Weather and Climate, we're learning about tornadoes, lightning, and thunder... it's actually pretty exciting.

For my art classes, things are coming to an end too. In Color and Composition, we just finished a group project that involved creating a code to represent the lyrics of the Beatles song "Across the Universe." Van, Jefferson, and I worked together and created this:

Mural Poetry Project - Across the Universe

For 3D design, I am enjoying myself by learning how to braise metals (it actually is pretty cool but i'm not very good at it and i've been burned quite a few times). I'm working on making a baby manatee, it's about two and a half feet long.

I'm getting even further in my journey towards being in an IDS (interdisciplinary study) in Animation. I'm working on getting my council together and my petition for the Dean's Office.


UGA cheerleading is at it's busiest point. Volleyball, basketball, and football are still going strong. We aren't practicing as much, which is good, but Jackie and I are still doing really well with our stunting. Georgia vs. Georgia Tech is this weekend and I'll be cheering! Can't wait to see my cheer friends that go to school there. It was great to see Chelsea Parker last weekend at the Kentucky game too!

For Stingrays, we're getting close to our first competition! We know our whole routine (other than the dance) but I think we are learning that really soon. I'm excited about being on the competition floor again and seeing everyone at competitions.


I recently set up (or well, had it set up for me) a website selling my t-shirts! The shirts are fifteen dollars and shipping is about five dollars extra. I'm using this as a fundraiser to pay for Stingrays and hopefully, get a little cash on the side. Order yours today!

I'm getting really excited about Spreezy Breezy X (aka. Spring Break '10) and a cruise to Mexico with a bunch of friends! I'm sure it's going to be super fun. I need to get a passport though.

I'm working on my Christmas shopping and I'm getting really excited about that!

As of right now, I'm in Raleigh, NC spending time with my family, eating lots, and reading a little bit of Harry Potter. I'm going to try to stay more up to date with this whole blogging thing... we'll see how that goes.

Until next time.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I waited too long again. However, I fully plan on sleeping tonight... so I'm not exactly sure when I'll be able to update you on the past 14 years of my life. Sorry.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

yes, i am alive.

I haven't blogged in two weeks and that is a definite problem. Although I probably won't be able to remember everything for the past fourteen days, I shall try.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009... So long ago.
My planner says I had a test that day in Weather and Climate. I made a B+ on that. My planner also says that I had practice that day and Glee afterwards at Rachel's house. It also says to work on my paper... I doubt I did that.

Thursday, October 15, 2009.
My planner has two things written for this day. Workouts and Work on paper. I'm assuming I did both of these things considering Workouts are mandatory and my paper was due the next day.

Friday, October 16, 2009.
This day, I turned in my paper. I also had Stingray Choreography at 8 and a photoshoot with Caurie beforehand! Favorite picture of the evening? Here it is!

Caurie and I repping the Rust uniforms for the website!

Saturday, October 17, 2009.
This day, I remember sleeping in then watching the UGA vs. UT football game with Roger before showering and heading over to the competition at Walton to see Erica! After the comp, Erica, Brandon, and I went to lunch/dinner at Longhorn and it was great. That evening, I hung out with the busteds!

Sunday, October 18, 2009.
This day, at one thirty, I had to cheer a volleyball game. We were defeated by Florida in three games.

Monday, October 19, 2009.
This day, I had practice. And class, I'm sure. I was also supposed to call some lady about my interdisciplinary study... but I didn't.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009.
This day changed my life. This evening, I went to a function put on my SDT (sorority) called GREEK GRIND. In this event (to raise money for SDT's philanthropy), all the sororities make up dance routines and perform. It. Was. Amazing. ZTA won and definitely deserved it. A link? Here you are! A picture from the night? That too:

me and BRIA at Greek Grind.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
Practice. Glee. Blah, blah...

Thursday, October 22, 2009.
Color and Composition self portrait due. I was pretty happy with mine considering it was not so easy working with Starbursts wrappers!

This evening, I was supposed to go to a ADPi/Theta date night with Emily Collins but she had a test to study for so Katie Mac, Casey, Fred, Thoms, Lauren Med, Rachel, Lionel and I went to see the midnight premier of "Paranormal Activity" and that is the reason I am currently awake at 3:44 am. It was so scary!

Friday, October 23, 2009.
This day has one thing written. BUSTED. So I'm assuming that I had a fun night with some fun friends! Proof, you ask? Here you go! I also cheered a volleyball game this night... I think. We won!

A fun night with a fun group!

Saturday, October 24, 2009.
On this day, I woke up in the mid-morning and got ready to go see Whitney and Georgia play a softball game! It was really cold and my friends' team lost but it was still fun to see them play. After the game, I headed to the Tennis Arena to see Nate, Tramm's boyfriend, play. After winning the first set, Nate tore his meniscus on the court. He's getting surgery tomorrow and I wish him the best of luck. That evening, I was invited to a KD date night with my very close friend, Mackenzie Leeigheee. It was SUCH a fun night including dancing, eating, playing with ponies, saving lives, and being silly. I loved every minute of it.

Mackenzie and I just warming our pizza by the fire.

Sunday, October 25, 2009.
This day, I studied. For like seven hours. For an art history test. It wasn't too bad. Then rust practice. We started working on skills in the routine... but I'm not giving away any secrets!

Monday, October 26, 2009. Today(/Yesterday...?)
I totally rocked my Art History test and I was super pumped. After that I worked on my 3D design project before heading to Weather and Climate. After class, I hung out at KD with Courtney, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth before picking up Katie Mac and getting food to go. After eating at the Staish, practice awaited us. After practice, it was back to the Staish for a few hours (including a short run to Chick-fil-a). Currently, I am not sleeping. And tonight at practice... Jackie and I worked on cupies! Alli and I worked on some too (:

Jackie and I in a cupie.

Well, until tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So Katy (awesome sister) inspired me to show off some of my outfits. So that's something I'll be adding to blog posts!

Evening Outfit:
Vintage Lacoste Sweater
White V-Neck T
Citizens of Humanity Jean Pants
Rainbow Sandals
Gold Cannes Watch
(inspired by Brad Goreski aka. my new facebook friend)

Download of the Day: 3 by Britney Spears

Until tomorrow.


I can't believe I haven't posted in a week! This has to be the longest time period between posts. Better get going... Thanks Mallory for the reminder (:

Wednesday... Hmm. What was wednesday? I'm assuming I went to class (which was probably boring). Wait! I do know that I had a pop quiz in Weather and Climate. After class, I probably went back to my aparment. Then practice. Then GLEE. Then back home? Who remembers, it's been a week!

Thursday was semi-hectic, if I remember correctly. Workouts followed by showering and packing for the weekend, picking up Rhiannon and Cailtin, heading to class, blah, blah, blah. After class, I made my way to Katy and Dan's house for a slumber party! That was super fun. Katy and I made three meat ravioli with a yummy salad. We watched Real Housewives AND Project Runway before bed.

Friday morning was a journey in mind, body, and spirit. I'm pretty sure this was a major moment in me realizing that I am no longer a child. I drove to my brother's, WALKED to the MARTA, bought my own round trip ticket, checked in (by myself) and got my boarding pass for my flight, went through security, and got to my gate with an hour to spare before my flight to Grand Rapids, Michigan. A quick flight later, I was greeted by my dad and step mom in the 48 degree weather. A short car ride to Holland, MI and the family reunion commenced! My dad's side of the family (in whole... almost) was present and definitely made for a good time. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Second cousins, husbands, wives, girlfriends, and boyfriends, plus the grandparents (celebrating their 60th anniversary)... Oh my! Dinner was served at the house and conversation never stopped until we departed to the hotel/ranch (...?) to slumber.

Saturday morning, I actually got to sleep in (probably because everyone else in my family is SO athletic and runs twenty eight miles a day and I'm not athletic at all). I showered and got ready for lunch at Aunt Nancy's. The meal? Pasty. Definition? Who. Knows. Let's see if I can find one.Pasty. Not my favorite, but I ate half. After lunch, THRIFTING! Katy and I were joined by pro thrifter, Aunt Janet, and pregrant cousin, Mo. Best find of the day?

awesome leather jacket - 16 dollars.
Brad and Rachel (mostly Brad) would be so proud!

Sunday began with breakfast at a cute little dutch restaurant down the street from the Hotel/Ranch. I enjoyed a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant. After breakfast, we said our goodbyes to all the family and made our way back to the airport in Grand Rapids. Point three five seconds after being on the plane, I landed in Detroit and changed gates for my flight to ATL. Back in Atlanta, I rewound my directions back to Ben's apartment (taking scary marta, which was okay because I chatted with a German boy the whole time). Once at my car, I headed to Stingrays to watch Orange and Smoke (where I got to see Erica, Scott, Strappy, Brandon, Justin, Roger, Caurie, Rachel, Maddie... and everyone else!) before Rust practice. After practice, I made my way back to Athens and drove into the Exchange right as my gas light illuminated.

Yesterday, I had classes. Blah. Then headed back to my apartment to do some painting for Amanada before practice. Practice went really well. Jackie and I worked on cupies inbetween reciting Harry Potter spells. STUPIFY! So that was fun, obviously. After practice, Amanda came over for a slumber party and Becky came over to watch the season finale of Rachel Zoe with Zack and Me (mostly Zack). After that, it was bed time.

Today, I had work outs this morning, where I worked extremely hard. After that, I headed back to the apartment to find Amanda still sleeping... lucky. I took a short nap before showing and getting ready for class. After picking up Rhiannon and Caitlin and making our way to the art building, I'm sitting in color and composition where I should be working on my self portrait based off the colors from candy wrappers! Fun!

The rest of the week might be semi-stressful. Registration for next semester, test tomorrow, paper due friday, birthday party for Jackie tonight (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!), and cheer/classwork/art work on top of that. Well, until tomorrow... or next week!