Friday, December 30, 2011

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

So here's the deal.

The other day I was stumbling around on Pinterest, and I kept coming across this link to a girl's blog chronicling her 60 day juice fast. Now, I have a history of stumbling across fad diets, and being incredibly motivated to do them... But then I end up giving up after only a few days. This "fast" seemed to be another one of those silly fad diets that don't work out for me in the long run, so I just brushed it off.

Everyone wants a "lose weight fast" kind of diet, with no work involved. It's just too darn bad that life isn't that easy. It's no wonder I always lose my motivation after a few days, because I just assume that a certain fad diet will do all the work for me, and it'll be a piece of cake! Right?!

So, after reading through an entire blog on juicing, I decided to watch this documentary that seemed to be the starting point for every juice fast blog that I came across. The documentary is called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I watched this documentary today with my parents and let me tell you, it was inspiring.



After finishing this video, my parents and I have decided to start a 60 day juice fast. This means that our diet will consist of 100% raw fruits and veggies run through a juicer. This is exactly the first step I need to take to get healthy again.

Frankly, I'm sick of my low self-esteem because of my weight. I'm tired of being tired and out of shape. I want to live a life that is active and healthy, not a life that is centered on a couch, Netflix, and fast food.

 I'm so excited about this and I'm positive that I can do this. It'll be a lot less difficult to do because both my parents are on board with this. [Which tells you something about that video. It had to be preeeetty convincing in order for all three of us to decide that this was something we needed to do!] If you're interested, check out the documentary. It's streaming on instant Netflix, and it's amazing. I'll be documenting my progress as I go, and I hope I don't end up boring you along the way. ;)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

all he cares about is treats and snoozin'

today is a very great day.

why is that, you ask?

well, I'll tell you. I just discovered that Marcel the Shell is back!!



Marcel the Shell, part 2


for those of you who don't know Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, here is the first video:



This is a wonderful occasion.

Also: I have an interview this week with the principal of the school at which I'm student teaching. It would be lovely if I could get a teaching job straight out of my internship, just lovely.

So send some positive energy my way?!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My class has caught the love bug.

Disclaimer: Names have been changed to protect the innocent. ;)


So, today I was approached by a student informing me that a boy in our class was crying. Concerned, I pulled the boy outside to see what was wrong.

"I didn't want anyone to know who my true love was, and Sarah just told everyone. The whole class knows my true love!"

His true love is the new student that came to our class last Wednesday.
Later that afternoon, I heard him telling the student that told the class about his true love, "I will never forgive you! You ruined my life!"

Oh, the drama.

During lunch, another student told me that he had "a big fatty crush" on the new girl as well.

Students were making paper skeletons today, and one of my students put a bowtie on hers and told me she was naming him after her crush. She then proceeded to dance around the room with him, kissing him on his bony face.

After hearing about all of this lovey dovey activity that was going on today, my lead teacher asks me, "What on earth are you teaching these kids when I'm out of the room?!?!"


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh, third graders.

SO it's my fifth week already of student teaching. The time has just flown by.

It's funny, because every day there are at least ten times when a student says something hilarious, and I think, "I definitely need to blog this." But then, by the end of the day, I've completely forgotten the funny little gems I wanted to share. Now, I could keep a little notebook and write these things down so I could share them in this here blog, BUT I already get made fun of enough by my fellow third grade teachers for being a nerd, so... I don't know if getting caught taking notes would be the best thing! ;)

This experience is amazing. Every day, I learn SO much. Every day, I feel more and more confident that this is where I'm meant to be. It's exhausting, demanding, and sometimes ridiculously stressful, BUT the fun that I have with my students and getting to see them learning definitely makes it all worth it.

Here are some things I do remember that the kids said today:

Student 1: "Ms. Verbil, are you married?"
Student 2: "Oh my GOSH that was SO rude of you to ask! You can't do that!"
Student 1: "Why?!"
Student 2: "If she's not married, you'll make her feel bad about not having a husband yet!"

Student: "Ms. Verbil, I just wanted to let you know that you don't make me feel weird."
Me: "I don't even know what that means."
Student: "Well, basically you just don't."

I'm still confused about that one.

After hearing one of the parents talk about Rosh Hashanah today:
Student: "So wait... you get to blow a cool horn thing and leave school early today? I want to be A Jewish!"


Sunday, September 04, 2011

After the first week...

"Ms. Verbil, is Utah a foreign country?"

One student to another student:
"What does G.A.T.E. stand for?"
"It stands for I'm smarter than you."

Oh, my kids.

I just love them to pieces already. Granted, there are a few troublemakers but it's nothing I can't handle. I hope.

My first week went relatively well. It consisted of assessing every student in a TON of different ways to determine where they are in math and reading. We also had TWO birthdays already in the first week! I have a set of twins that I can already tell apart. Thank goodness for THAT because with this being the twins' first year in the same class, they have been trying to get away with the "classic" twin tricks since day one. They've already tried to switch places twice!

I'm so grateful to have started my student teaching at the beginning of the school year. This way, it's not like I'm a stranger in the classroom coming in halfway through the year. I think with me being there from day one, I'll have an easier time getting respect from the students.

I LOVE it so far. It's only the first week, however, and it only gets more difficult from here. Wish me luck!



Friday, August 26, 2011

Back to school, back to school...

This weekend is my last weekend as a free woman.
[side note: I feel really strange calling myself a woman.]


This Monday, August 29th 2011 is my first day of school. And it's also my third grade class' first day of school. I am overcome with excitement. However, I'm just putting it out there-- I'm terrified. There were times throughout my college education that I thought I would never make it to student teaching, but here I am! I hope that I'm actually cut out for all of this. I hope that this next couple of months tells me that teaching is what I'm called to do, because I don't know what I would do with myself if all of a sudden I realized that I'm not meant to teach!

But I love working with kids. I have adored the time I spent in the Elementary Ed program for the past couple of years. You would think after all this time spent preparing in college that I would realize that I don't like teaching. So there. Nothing to worry about, Nicole! RIGHT?!

I've been working in my new classroom and with my lead teacher this past week, and attending meetings on the new Common Core Standards and the new lesson planning system that the district is implementing. This stuff scares me more than actually teaching does. The "curriculum engine" that teachers are required to use this year definitely complicates things! I'm just grateful that I'm a child of technology because the system is easy enough for me to navigate. It just stinks that while I'm learning all the ins and outs of teaching, my lead teacher will be learning how to use the new planning system and learning how to implement the new standards into already existing lesson plans. That's SO much learning! ;)

So cross your fingers for me that the next 14 weeks go smoothly! I won't be taking full control of the class until around October, so extra prayers during that month would be greatly appreciated. :) I expect bumps in the road at times, but all in all, my excitement definitely outweighs my fear of failure!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lately...

I've said it once, I'll say it a million times: Blogging is not my forte. That aside, I have some things to say!

So I recently returned from a week long trip to Glorieta, New Mexico with the collegiate ministry at Shadow Hills. This trip was life-changing, I would say. It helped me to realize what I want to do with that large chunk of time I'll have after my student teaching is over. Obviously, I won't have a teaching job halfway through the school year (and frankly, I doubt I'll have a teaching job for a while...) so I have a long long break before the next school year starts! What should I do with that time? Guys, I wanna go on a mission trip somewhere. That somewhere is....


India! 

There is so much I could say about India, but obviously this will take a lot of prayer and fund raising and many other things if this is actually going to happen. I always wanted to go on another mission trip at some point, and this upcoming January seems the perfect time to do so!

So it hit me today. I'm going to be teaching soon. Granted, it's my student teaching, but still! I'm going to have a class of third graders that I get to meet in two weeks! My lead teacher is great, I met him today. I also went into Allen today to help him set up the classroom. Guys, he has a TENT in his room. A tent! Two students a week get to do their work in this tent. It's crazy cool. To say that I'm looking forward to this upcoming school year is an understatement.

But. I'm also crazy scared. I have a feeling that in the next couple of weeks, I'll be overwhelmed and excited and nervous and overworked and stressed and joyous and scared and sad and happy, etc. I've heard horror stories about student teaching experiences. I've also heard the most delightful, funny stories about student teaching. I hope that there won't be too many horror stories in my case, but if there are, you better bet I'll be talking about them here!

Wish me luck AAAHHHH




Friday, June 10, 2011

Things I'd like to do this summer!

I've become kind of obsessed with blogging, and I really wish I could blog better! Actually, I really wish I had a super fantastic incredible jet-setter, crafty, chef-y, or other type of life so that when I DO blog, it's actually something people will want to read! Since I have none of the attributes listed above, I think what I will do is write about what I hope to accomplish this summer. Enjoy?



1. Mini-vacations!
This includes visiting southern California to see Alicia, and go to Disneyland! [New Star Tours, whaaaatt?!] I also plan on (hopefully) two Reno visits, a blitz trip to Yosemite, and maybe visit other parts of NorCal as well? Aaaaaand a week in New Mexico with the college group at Shadow Hills!
2. Getting in shape!
So I have this gym membership. I've had it for a while now. I try using it a lot. We'll see how that goes.
3. Spend time with Oma!
My grandma is coming into town from good ol' Deutschland in July and I sure as heck plan on soaking up all the Oma time that I can get. Unfortunately, her time here conflicts with the planned camping trip in Reno, but we will see how that goes.
4. Eat lots of German food!
The title pretty much explains itself. MMM.
5. Bid adieu to allergies!
I've been going to the allergist about three times a week for allergy shots, so I'd better notice a difference by the end of the summer, shoot.
6. Stop being so pasty white!
I'm so pale. Must get some sun.
7. Improve my German speaking ability!
Let's face it, the whole "use it or lose it" thing is totally true. I feel like a clown lately trying to speak it, so it needs some reaaaall work.
8. Learn to like running!
I want to like running. I do. Really. Stupid asthma.
9. Have long hair!
I am going to use all my willpower this summer to will my hair to GROW, dangit. I know that isn't really possible, but it'd be nice...
10. Read, a lot!
I'm already working on this one, considering I've finished like 7 books in the almost month since I've been home. Reading is fun! ;)
11. Prepare for student teaching!
This one scares me to no end! Aaahh! 

Monday, June 06, 2011

Something is off?

These past couple of days have been really weird for me. I've been feeling off, and I can't for the life of me figure out why.

It may be because while sitting bored at home on Facebook, I'm seeing all of the things that everyone else is doing. All their future plans, their summer trips, their relationships, and I can't help but feel a little envious.

Now, don't get me wrong. I love my life. It doesn't matter where I am, or who I'm with, or what situation I'm in because regardless of anything that's going on, I've learned to have hope. I'm trying to live with a positive outlook on everything. That's hard sometimes, but it really makes life feel a lot easier. It's just that my future is very much up in the air after student teaching. I wish I knew a little more about what I would like to do or where I would like to go after I finally get my teaching license for real!

Another reason why I'm feeling down might be because of the lack of people that I want in my life. Namely two. One moved away permanently for her job and for her future grad school, and I can't help but feel pretty darn sad when I think about how things will never be the same. I know that we will always be best friends, and that her life is going to be amazing, and I know I'm being selfish about not having her here with me, but still. It sucks. The other person... Well, that's a little tricky. I find myself constantly thinking, overthinking, trying to figure out ways to make our futures line up. I need to stop trying. I think I may have to move on. It's tough to elaborate on, but anyway.

I'm also feeling troubled about not going back to Reno in the fall. I don't know how I'll feel once school starts back up again for all of my Reno friends, because it's going to be rough knowing that I won't be going back.

This wasn't meant to be a depressing post! I am happy. I've had a weird few days. But the good thing is, this is a new week, and I have a whole future to look forward to!  :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

i have failed miserably.

I can never commit to anything, I swear! I got bored/gave up on the 30 day challenge. And I was NEARLY THERE! I just got so incredibly busy with the packing and the moving and the graduating that I totally spaced on the blogging thing.

But here I am!

And look!
I graduated!

I think I will create a more detailed post on my post-graduation happenings at a later date. Not that anything exciting has happened since moving home, really. But I'll probably type something silly up anyway.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

day TWENTY-SEVEN

day 27: A picture of yourself and a family member.


Because the other day was Mother's Day:



If you don't know who this is by now, then clearly I haven't talked about my family enough. :)

day 27: A song that you wish you could play.










Jon Schmidt's Waterfall.

Isn't it beautiful?! I WANT IT

Monday, May 09, 2011

day TWENTY-SIX

day 26: A picture of something that means a lot to you.


I'll say it once, I'll say it again, I'll probably say it a million more times: My family means a lot to me! But, for the sake of not sounding repetitive, I'll try something else today:




This is my favorite place in the whole world. It's my Oma's house in Germany. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it there!

day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument.








Andrea Bocelli-- Time to Say Goodbye.

It's been a while, though, so I can't guarantee it's any good. :)
Also, I've been working through the Pride and Prejudice songbook, so I can also play this:




It's called Dawn. Oh man, I love this music. And the movie. 

Sunday, May 08, 2011

day TWENTY-FIVE

day 25: A picture of your favorite day.




My day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Dreams came true that day, yes they did.

day 25: A song that makes you laugh.








Tenacious D-- Tribute.

This song reminds me of good times, and is silly. 

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!




To my beautiful, loving, wonderful Mommy Maus,

I love you SO SO SO SO SO much and I can't wait until I get to see you next weekend! You are the best mom that anyone can ever ask for, and I know that you'll always be there for me, and I'll always be there for you. There aren't words that can express how grateful I am that you are in my life, and I look forward to many many many more wonderful Mother's Days where I can celebrate just how wonderful you are.

I love you!!!

Love,
Your Darling, FAVORITE (only) Daughter

Saturday, May 07, 2011

day TWENTY-FOUR

day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change.




I wish I could change the distance between the U.S. and Germany. Or maybe just change the cost of air travel, because one of my favorite things about traveling over there is the plane ride. I love airplanes! I love flying! I love traveling! I'm weird.

day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral.


Gee, that's depressing.
If I died in a fire, I request that they play this:




Talking Heads-- Burning Down the House.

;)

Friday, May 06, 2011

day TWENTY-THREE

day 23: A picture of your favorite book.






Definitely a no-brainer.

day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding.




Ben Folds-- The Luckiest.

:)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

day TWENTY-TWO

day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at. 




Oh, how I wish I could play better!

day 22: A song that you listen to when you're sad. 




The Weepies-- World Spins Madly On.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

day TWENTY-ONE

day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget. 


Okay, so here's the deal. I don't regret or wish to forget anything. I look back on past events and I learn from them if I don't like them! So. That being said,


This, friends, is UNLV! Now, I don't want to forget the time that I had at UNLV. I look back on my year and a half there with fondness, because I realize now how much better I have it here! I don't like to bash, but it is a completely different environment up here, and the University of Nevada really feels like home. So no, I don't want to forget UNLV, but I certainly didn't really enjoy it all that much! [Sorry to all my Rebel friends out there, I love you all, just not your school ;) ]

day 21: A song that you listen to when you're happy.




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Vampire Weekend-- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.

Oh, Vampire Weekend. I love them so!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

day TWENTY

day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.




Santorini, Greece!

day 20: A song you listen to when you're angry.








Owl City-- The Saltwater Room.


I don't like being angry, and I don't think it happens all that often. If I'm angry, I like listening to happy music, and Owl City definitely qualifies as happy music!!

Monday, May 02, 2011

day NINETEEN

day 19: A picture and a letter.




Dear Chick-fil-A,

Why are you always so far away?! I wish you could just be here in Nevada already. But then again, I'd likely become the fattiest fatty in all of the world.

Love,
Your biggest fan.

day 19: A song from your favorite album.








Jack's Mannequin-- The Mixed Tape.

Everything in Transit. I sure do love me some Jack's Mannequin. 

Sunday, May 01, 2011

day EIGHTEEN

day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity.






day 18: A song that you wish you heard on the radio.








Bon Iver-- Skinny Love.

I can't get enough of this song, or Bon Iver in general. The radio needs to play it more, that's all.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just about the saddest thing I've ever seen.

I don't know where I found this, but I had to share!





"I just read a comment from a 2004 article by the ny times about the loneliest whale in the world. scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem: she isn’t like any other baleen whale. unlike all whales, she doesn’t have friends. she doesn’t have a family. she doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. she doesn’t have a lover. she never had one. her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. but her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. it is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 51.75hz. you see, that’s precisely the problem. no other whales can hear her. every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. each cry ignored. and with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by."




day SEVENTEEN

day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.




This is Sierra Vista Elementary school! I have been teaching math to a Kindergarten class there and it has definitely shaped my views on education- in a good way! You see, when I first started the Elementary Ed program, I was convinced that 3rd grade was the grade for me. I still love it, but after a semester with my adorable, loving little Kindergartners, I know I want to teach a Kindergarten class at some point! I still have a love for 3rd grade, but I'd definitely be happier than ever as a Kindergarten teacher!! :)

day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio.






Katy Perry-- E.T.

I definitely hear this song like at least five times a day when the radio is on. I love it, but I'm sure I'll get sick of it soon!

Friday, April 29, 2011

day SIXTEEN

day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you.






J.K. Rowling. This woman came from absolutely nothing and is now one of the most influential people of all time. This woman has had a HUGE impact on my love for books, and I am incredibly grateful for what she has done for the world. :) I am no writer by any means, but her story is inspiring, for sure.

day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate. 






30 Seconds to Mars-- The Kill.

Okay, I'll admit that I don't think I ever really liked this song. I only listened to it because I LOOOOVED Jared Leto. Requiem for a Dream made me realize what a cutie I used to think he was. But now this song gives me a headache. And also I cringe. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

day FIFTEEN

day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die.






day 15: A song that describes you.






Muse-- Feeling Good.


Sorry for so much Muse, but I super love this version of that song.

I graduate in TWO WEEKS! You bet I'm feeling good!! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

day FOURTEEN

day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.


My roommates and best friends, Rachel Lane and Elizabeth Nubel. My life has changed considerably (in a good way) since I met them and I most likely would not have stayed in Reno if it wasn't for them initially. They bring so much happiness into my life and it makes me sad that in two weeks I won't be living with them anymore. :(

day 14: A song that no one would expect you to love.






I secretly really like Eminem. I mean, not secretly, but it's definitely not something that fits into my music preferences! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

day THIRTEEN

day 13: A picture of your favorite band or artist.


 muse

andrew mcmahon [Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate]

day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure.


Don't you dare judge me!

Monday, April 25, 2011

day TWELVE

day 12: A picture of something you love.




Puppies!
Can I have one, PLEASE?!

day 12: A song from a band you hate.






Nickelback-- Rockstar.

This band makes me cringe.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

day ELEVEN

day 11: A picture of something you hate.




slipped disc. ouch ouch ouch. [This isn't MY slipped disc, but I thought the colors in this picture were pretty :) ]

day 11: A song from your favorite band.


I have TWO favorite bands, so I will include TWO songs here. You're welcome. :)



Muse-- Butterflies and Hurricanes.



Jack's Mannequin-- The Resolution.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

day TEN

day 10: A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with.


I'm just going to assume that all those stars mean a bad word. A person I do the most effed up things with? No idea. I don't do effed up things. I think. But one time, I effed up Rachel's hair, wanna see? (Actually, now that I think about it, I effed Rachel's hair up TWICE.) And now she never trusts me with her hair, for good reason.


It's hair that rivals Hayley Williams of Paramore. I thought she'd never want to be my friend again!

day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep.






Debussy-- Clair de Lune.

Man, I love me some Clair de Lune, especially when I want to sleep. I have this old mix cd with this song on it, and it always makes me sleepy. In a good way. It's a good song!

Friday, April 22, 2011

day NINE

day 09: A picture of someone who has gotten you through the most.





day 09: A song you can dance to.





True story. I know the whole thriller dance. I learned it in a jazz class I took a few semesters back, and I just love it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

day EIGHT

day 08: A picture that makes you laugh.

hmmmm... definitely a toss up between this one...

... or this one.

I love you, Elizabeth. Thank you for being a constant source of laughter in my life. :)

day 08: A song that you know all the words to.

Well that could be ANY song! So I'll just go with this one.... 'N Sync always and forever.


'N Sync-- Pop.

Oh man, I'm such a big nerd.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

day SEVEN

day 07: A picture of your most treasured item.


I'm going to go ahead and be ridiculously cliche here, BUT...



My family is my most treasured item! Seriously. I love them to pieces. But if you're making me choose an actual ITEM...


My little car! It's a reminder every day of how I told my dad I'd stay in town for college, and then ended up leaving anyway. Sorry for breaking our deal, Daddy O, but I'll be home soon! :)


day 07: A song that reminds you of a certain event.








Iglu & Hartly -- Whatever We Like.


This song reminds me of the WOLF PACK vs. UNLV football game in Las Vegas this past year! It was playing quite a lot as we drove around the city in good ol' Hans the truck. I miss Hans!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

day SIX

day 06: A picture of someone you would like to trade places with for a day.






Emma Watson. The girl is gorgeous! The day I would definitely trade would be any time she worked on the HP set, seriously, that would be amazing. Please don't think I'm too nerdy.

day 06: A song that reminds you of somewhere.










Marit Larsen-- If A Song Could Get Me You.

This song reminds me of Germany! When I was there this past summer, this song was on the radio EVERY time I was in a car. It's such a sweet little song and the video is so adorable. Her voice is so cute! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

day FIVE

Day 05: A picture of your favorite memory.


One of my favorite memories is going to Amsterdam with my parents. It's one of my very favorite places in the whole world, it's so gorgeous. The canals! And the windmills! And the friendly people that all speak a million languages! I can't wait to go back. :)

Day 05: A song that reminds you of someone.






Something Corporate-- Cavanaugh Park.


Any time I hear this song, instantly there is a person that comes to mind. Not going to get detailed, but I can guarantee that this person is always and will always be the first thing I'll think of when this song comes on.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

day FOUR

day 04: A picture of your favorite night.
This picture sort of demonstrates how big of a nerd I am. A little. This is definitely not my favorite night EVER in all of my existence, but it definitely was a huge deal to me this past year! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Part One] Midnight Showing. Hooray. We even dressed up. :)


day 04: A song that makes you sad.






Azure Ray-- Sleep.

There's something about this song that always strikes a chord in me. The music is beautiful, but it has such a sad sound. But I love it regardless!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

day THREE

Day 03: A picture of the cast of your favorite show.



Gilmore Girls! I love this show :) I could put up multiple pictures because I have a lot of favorites, but this show is definitely the one I always think of first! 

Day 03: A song that makes you happy.





The Beatles-- Here Comes the Sun.

It's a happy song, I can't help but be happy when I listen to it. I bet you're happy too, now that you've clicked play!

Friday, April 15, 2011

day TWO





  1. Day 02: A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

    Amber! My Ambsie! 
    We have been together forever, since I moved to the U.S. as a little one and we became next door neighbors. To this day, she is my best friend and I can't wait to have more adventures with her.

    Let's go back to Paris and the Rue of Abscesses :) and the MINI-Mosel!

    Day 02: Your least favorite song


    Nickelback-- Photograph.
    This was definitely a toss-up because I couldn't decide which Nickelback song was the one I liked the least. You do not have to click play on this video by any means! 



Thursday, April 14, 2011

day ONE

Day 01: A picture of yourself with ten facts.
  1. I am STILL afraid of the dark. 
  2. German is my favorite language ever, and I wish I spoke it more often.
  3. My family is the most important thing to me EVER.
  4. I give tours of the University of NEVADA and I LOVE it. 
  5. I'm going to be a teacher soon! AAAAAAAAHHH WHAT?!
  6. I may have had a mini Jonas obsession once, BUT I will never jump on the Bieber train. :]
  7. I am totally and completely obsessed with all things Harry Potter. i solemnly swear that i am up to no good!
  8. Once upon a time I dreamt of being a singer. Sometimes I like to think it could still happen!
  9. Eventually, I hope to teach overseas. [Fingers crossed that it'll be Germany!]
  10. I love love love to dance. And everyday, I regret that I stopped.

Day 01: Your favorite song.





Muse-- Starlight.
If there's any song that I could listen to over and over and over and over again, it'd be this one. It brings me a lot of happiness and reminds me of so many good memories. I think it'll always be my favorite.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today is the day I become a conformist.

I can't guarantee I'll keep up with this, but it's worth a try. I will start tomorrow. 
If I time this out correctly, and ACTUALLY do a post a day, I will finish this the DAY of my college graduation.
HOW WEIRD.


...ANNOUNCING the 30 DAY Song CHALLENGE!
Day 01: Your favourite song
Day 02: Your least favourite song
Day 03: A song that makes you happy
Day 04: A song that makes you sad
Day 05: A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06: A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07: A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08: A song that you know all the words to
Day 09: A song that you can dance to
Day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11: A song from your favourite band
Day 12: A song from a band you hate
Day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14: A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15: A song that describes you
Day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18: A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19: A song from your favorite album
Day 20: A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25: A song that makes you laugh
Day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27: A song that you wish you could play
Day 28: A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29: A song from your childhood
Day 30: Your favourite song at this time last year


AAAAAAAND also ANNOUNCING the 30 DAY Photo CHALLENGE!!

  1. Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts


  1. Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
    Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show
    Day 4: A picture of your favorite night
    Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory
    Day 6: A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
    Day 7: A picture of your most treasured item
    Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh
    Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
    Day 10: A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with
    Day 11: A picture of something you hate
    Day 12: A picture of something you love
    Day 13: A picture of your favorite band or artist
    Day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
    Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die
    Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you
    Day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
    Day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity
    Day 19: A picture and a letter
    Day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
    Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget
    Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at
    Day 23: A picture of your favorite book
    Day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change
    Day 25: A picture of your favorite day
    Day 26: A picture of something that means a lot to you
    Day 27: A picture of yourself and a family member
    Day 28: A picture of something you're afraid of
    Day 29: A picture that can always make you smile
    Day 30: A picture of someone you miss