Saturday, March 29, 2014

Greek Formal After Parties

There was a ton of greek formal after parties last weekend!

Quick Recap:
Mega phones that make siren sounds freak out many people.
Walking around in weather that is in the teens is not fun, but seems to be the norm for girls here.
High heels don't feel so bad when your feet are frozen.
When Matt knows about another "party" don't follow him. 
Find friends that are willing to take care of you when you party a little to hard. Not many people will carry your drunk ass a good mile back to their dorm. You're welcome Erin!
Also, find friends that will kick out a guy from your room when you're to nice to do it yourself. Thank you Shandell!! 






"Pre-marital sex is a sin. Jesus is not happy with you, Shandell!
-Charlie
P.S. I see everything!
Rae your whip cream addiction is not healthy you freak. I don't trust you with your phone you snap chat hoe!"

"Dear Nikki & Destany,
If the door is locked knock really hard! Or call me or Rae till we answer ok?
Love, Shandell and Rae Bear
I <3 you!!
Shandell & Rae, thanks 4 taking care of your shit show of a friend Erin…I love you babes. Matt and I are bringing ice cream cake to you this week!
-Erin"

"This is what you get when you go out on Thursday nights! No more alcohol, weed, or sex.
-Jesus"







I wonder what I am going to tell my kids when they ask about my college experience...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The House That Built Me

Katie's(aka. My childhood best friend) parents recently bought a house an hour away from our home town and are moving. I have a sentimental attachment to their house!

Katie and I met on our bus in Kindergarten. I didn't know where she lived at first, but I soon found out she lived one small corn field away from my house. Being able to walk to her house was my first sense of freedom as a little kid. I have so many memories of running across the corn field to Katie's house or riding my bike which scared our moms, because we had to cross a busy road.

Soon the corn field got developed, many houses were built, and a convenient road was built between our houses. Our days were spent walking, biking, or rollerblading back and forth between our houses. Sometimes Katie would just randomly show up when I wasn't even home, because she got bored.

Some of the best parties I have ever attended were at her house. Katie and I went from running around in our gymnastic outfits and jumping on the trampoline in the pouring rain to actually becoming one of the "adults" at the party.

That house holds a lot of firsts for me…


  • I had my first taste of alcohol in her kitchen. It involved sneaking a shot of vodka and running to the kitchen faucet for water, because it burned our throats. 



  • The first time I ever snuck out of the house I went to Katie's. What a rebel I was! haha. I got pretty good at avoiding street lights, learning what houses had automatic lights, and where things were located that I could trip on in their backyards. 



  • Katie has an older sister who really got into pot in high school. I went from only hearing about drugs from my parents and teachers to actually seeing them being done in her bedroom, while her parents were gone. Katie and I never really got involved with that, but there was definitely an opportunity.



  • Katie's parents left her and her sister home alone a lot. This lead to my first alcohol infused parties/get together. Soon Katie's sister graduated high school and moved out. This meant that Katie and I had to take over the party department. I think we did a might fine job at that.



  • I started dating Eric, because of this house. Katie is his cousin and he lived their for about a year. Having a boyfriend live right down the street is every girls dream come true! It also triggered my parents instilling my first "curfew" that lasted about a week. Spending the night at Katie's was pretty much just a code word for me, except when I actually did just hang out with Katie and not Eric.



  • That house is where I spend my New Years Eve, because Katie's parents always leave for it,which left us with a whole house to celebrate the new year and celebrate we did year after year.

 A quick summary of this house would be it was where the majority of my middle/high school shenanigans happened and where I spent my elementary school years jumping on the trampoline and playing with Barbies.

Im going to miss it. I guess this is just part of growing up. Letting go of places close to our heart is just part of the process.

Friday, March 21, 2014

5 Question Friday

5 Question Friday decided to make a temporary return! Follow this link to see all the other people participating.

1. If I had 5 minutes alone with Mother Nature I would tell her?

I would tell her that I spring needs to start now! Also, I would appreciate a gorgeous warm spring followed by a warm sunny summer!

2. If you could eat only one thing for a whole week what would it be?


Noodle dishes galore! I don't think I will ever outgrow my love of pasta.

3. What is your favorite season and why?
Its a toss up between summer and fall. I love the lazy days of summer, having no school(except when you take summer classes :( ), and the warmth! In the fall, I love hoodie and sweater weather, the changing colors of the leaves, bon fires on cool nights, and Starbucks fall drinks!

4. Do you have a meal that you are AMAZING at making? If so, share the recipe!
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese or Hamburger Helper. Just pick up a box, read and follow the directions, and you will get a delicious meal!

5. What has changed in your life since the last 5QF? (8/2/13 was the last one! Wow...over 6 months!)
Moved to Minnesota, started college, decided to change my major, had a scary roommate, broke up with long term boyfriend, roommate moved out, decided to keep my original major, started semester #2 of college, got an awesome roommate, and decided to change colleges next fall.

It has just been a fun six months of change.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Alcoholic Dinosaur

Just a hilarious picture I found on Pinterest.

I love this girl and her vocabulary.

Me: She was simply inquiring.
Shandell: Did you feel all smart using that big word?
Me: What big word?
Shandell: Inquiring.
Me: That's not a big word.
Shandell: To me it is.
_______________________

Shandell and I failing at trying to guilt trip Kylie

Shandell: We even got dressed up for you!
Me: Yeah! We put on jeans.
Kylie: I feel so special.

_______________________

Erin's boyfriends house just burned down and this conversation happened.

Shandell: My bed was so comfy and I had my stuffed animal Henry with me.
Erin: I had a stuffed animal named Henry! He got destroyed in the fire. Only his head survived….
Me: Are we allowed to laugh at that?

_______________________

Mine and Shandell's failed workout attempt

Shandell: We missed our yoga class!
Me: In other words the closest I got to working out today was changing to yoga pants.
Brady: There are other workout classes tonight.
Shandell: Those are the hard ones!
Me: They make you sweat.



Monday, March 10, 2014

My Step-Grandma

My step-grandma LeMeryl died a few days ago. You didn't know I had a step-grandma? Well, I have to get reminded every few years that I have one.  I have never met her. Apparently, my dad also has three stepbrothers. I have never met them either. You learn new things everyday!

Mom: LeMeryl died.
Rae: Who's LeMeryl?
Mom: Your dads stepmom.
Rae: Oh I forgot he had one of those.

Rae: Dad, I'm sorry about LeMeryl. Are you going to the funeral?
Dad: No. I'd only go to make sure she was dead.

And that is why I have never met this woman….

(Picture of her in the newspaper)

According to her obituary she was...

An avid card player and loved playing bingo. She enjoyed going to Pulaski Polka Days and dancing the polka. LeMeryl also enjoyed crocheting.

Rest in peace LeMeryl. 


Monday, March 3, 2014

PALS Weekend

My college was having PALS weekend, which is when high schoolers can spend the night in the dorms with college students to experience college life. Shandell and I were not going to do it, until we heard they were in desperate need for people to sign up. So we signed up and prayed that we got someone normal.

Well, we got one of the most stuck up chicks I have ever met. We tried to work with this girl, but she was having none of it. Every time we asked her a question she would give us one worded responses or would role her eyes. Who the hell did she think she was? All of our friends high schoolers were awesome! We grouped up and had a good night! Thanks goodness, because I don't know what I would have done if I had to deal with our girl alone.

Of course, to add a cherry on top of the situation, our friend Matt decided to go out and get high leaving us his high schooler for a few hours. Our high schooler was super nice to Matt's high schooler. So apparently she's only a bitch to girls. Great! Our friend Scott had a pot brownie and kept visiting us too. So our chick probably thought that she had to stay with a bunch of stoners.

She finally left around 12pm today. Shandell and I are in desperate need for some wine to recover from this chick. We may not be stoners, but we do have alcoholic tendencies.


Wednesday

Good ole' UPAC discussions

Katy: I was suppose to get a pap smear, but I cancelled the appointment at the last minute. My mother still thinks I went and that's all that matters.
Kristin: You lied to your mom!?
Katy: What she doesn't know won't hurt her and it saves my vagina from being murdered.
Kristin: I'm totally texting her.
__________________
The things that we have to do while living in a dorm.

Nikki: Tell her it is in my room, in the closet, behind my dirty clothes, in a black bag, and it should be located in the middle pocket.
__________________
Late night study sessions lead to exhaustion.

Shandell: We need to start going to bed earlier. I am so exhausted. I don't even think I'm wearing underwear.
Me: You're not wearing underwear?
Shandell: I was so tired after my shower that I forgot that step when I got dressed!
_________________
A new discovery during bible study.

Carly: I once had a turtle, but my parents told me it ran away. Now that I think about it that's impossible. Id like to see a turtle run! He probably died and my parents lied!
__________________

I don't even remember who she was talking to, but it made me laugh.
Shandell: I love you and I support you getting laid.

___________________
Scott is a devote catholic and he was singing this all night.
Scott: Red solo cup. Mary forgive us.

___________________
Apparently, I am not allowed to leave town.

Me: Who's that guy with Anna?
Matthew: The one she got arrested with.
Me: What?
Matthew: I told you not to leave town. Bad things happen when you are gone.

__________________
The gay guy trying to roofie me

Matthew: Honey, you remind me of a librarian or a doctor. You look like you're going somewhere in life. My goal for the night is to make the librarian unbutton her shirt and put on a pair of heals. The only place you're going is some hot guys bed.
Me: The librarian doesn't want to end up in some guys bed.
Matthew: And that is where roufies come in handy!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hair Extensions

I think that everyone should live in a dorm for at least one semester. It's something that you will never experience again. Living with someone in a box like room, people barging into your room drunk a few times a week, always having something to do, and the ability to become friends with people you normally would not hang out with.

I once again live with a crazy person. Lucky for me I actually get along with her! We've moved our relationship to best friend status. Which is good, because living with someone can either be a good or bad thing for a friendship.
Shandell straightening her hair extensions.

Shandell attempting to lower her bed.

Shandell moving her mattress

Bible study group picture!

And the night after bible study….
My picture finally went up on the UPAC Wall of Fame!! I had to take photographic evidence of my accomplishment, because no one believed that I did anything other then study, sleep, and drink.


Political science major, two future nurses, and a future elementary school teacher posing with condoms.
That's college for you.