Thursday, April 30, 2009

with only 9 days left...

These are the loves of my life!

Jason affectionately calls us a tripod.
Nicole compares us to a 3 legged bar stool.
Beth thinks of a huge .... you know what.

And those are my friends.

We, who sit in Panera for hours "doing work". But are really Facebook tagging, hysterically laughing at last nights pictures and events, and making very profound statements about life, in general.

Nicole is the drama queen.

And she will say "aaalllright" when she reads that. But, she knows, deep down, that she really is dramatic. For example: She currently has gas pains, but is crouched over in the booth at Panera, and cannot speak words, clutching her abdomen, because she is in SO much pain. (it's just gas, Nicole) And we love her for every second of it, because it always brings a roaring laugh and long standing inside jokes. Nicole loves running to Enya, finding surprise pairs of jeans in the bottom of her closet, and using others as her daily planner.

Beth is the hugger...and all other things emotional.

She is very sensitive and lovey. She's starting to convert me in to a hugger as well. You can't not love her. Well, you could. But you'd be missing a very large piece of your heart that you didn't even know was there. Everything in life is laid out on the table with her around. Everyone knows exactly how each other feels because if we didn't, there would be a perplexed look on Beth's face until it was all ironed out. She is a lover of life and can't get enough of the Calorie Count toolbar, even though we force her to eat out constantly. She has coined the term "hugs & kisses lovey" and it has become very popular. She enjoys holding hands and long gazes in to your the point of uncomfort. To date, I think I've only made it a couple seconds.

I don't know what I contribute to this group. Other than my jokes that sometimes work, and sometimes don't, or my unintentional brutal honesty. Maybe I contribute the entertainment via Jason and the webcam.

Or the costumes and props for fun photo ops.

What I love most about us, is the fact that we are all so open with and are always learning new things about each other. All in all, if you could have three opposites, we are it.

We are the friends who video chat while we're away from each other, even when we are only right down the street!

People come in to your lives for a reason, a season, or

Monday, April 6, 2009

These are the things I daydream about...


Honestly, it stresses me out when I look around my apartment and see all the STUFF I have. I may or may not have inherited the packrat gene from my father, but I also have the purge gene from my mother. I've given away a whole bag of shoes and two trash bags full of clothes. You would never know it. Right now, I'm looking at my desk area. I'm realizing that the single, tiny file box will no longer cut it as I enter the 'real world'. I think it's time I beef up my filing system (but, quite frankly, I'm proud of myself for having a system at all!) I have a huge corner desk system - but I've decided I hate it. I love character - but I hate clutter. And I feel like everything on that desk is exposed. It needs a place.

And, I'm moving. So, I feel this is the perfet time to be purging. The only problem is, my dad will have a caniption. So really, everything I 'purge' will just go right back home with my parents. But, I certainly don't want to move it halfway across the country it hasn't seen the light of day in the two years I've lived here.

So, I'm moving - but I'm moving in with someone else - so that brings more STUFF! AHH!! I like this set up - if we were lucky enough to score a two-bedroom that we could use one for our 'office' (like either of us have office jobs - ha).

Ladder desks

And, quite frankly, there is still a little too much stuff here too. But it's a lot better than what I have now. Maybe it's just that it's more unified - I have a thing for color coordination when it comes to storage units. Unfortunately none of mine match, and it sends my OCD in to overdrive.

I need to go here.

Container Store: selling organization 1

I honestly don't think I could contain myself - no pun intended (haha)!

I am also obsessed with Planners. I want to buy them all throughout the year. But what's the point in that? I want to buy Jason one too, but I know he'll never use it. I think it's a guy thing. :(

Mike Rohde's Custom Moleskine Planner

I also have a problem with framing pictures and hanging them properly. I always see these cutesy frames in Target and wherever else and just have to buy them - but then I get home and they don't 'go' with anything, and I get more frustrated.

You know what it comes down to? I need an interior designer to follow me every time I move. Right now, I am in a typical mis-matched college apartment with hand-me-downs from who knows where. I love the mis-matched/vintage/retro whatever look - but I just can't seem to pull it off!

But guess what?
Jason has been in Iraq for an entire YEAR.
I'm finally graduating.


We'll be together.

In Colorado.

Loving each other!

Couple having fun on snowboard