Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Super Late Update!

Wow guys! I don't know where I've been these last few weeks!! So much has robbed my attention from my blog and I've truely been itching to set aside 30 min to write. So, here it goes......

So school's started and so far so good. I'm killing this Biomolecular Interactions course...so far at least :/. The roomie's moved in, but we both have such busy lives, we're STILL unpacking and its the second week of classes.  I plan to make some fundamental changes in my chain of thoughts this year. For one, optimism is one hell of a drug; a good attitude about things can really change things. I usually get overwhelmed and pessismistic as each semester closes, but if I don't accomplish anything this year, I owe it to myself to just be happy. Damn. Life is too short for frowns.

These last few days have been quite unfortunate however. I lost all of my keys.....AAAAHHH! (I've been holding that in for a minute lol), definetily NOT how I wanted to start off my week lol.

On a side note, I'm sending Sam home; I don't think she really enjoys city living , she'll be better fitted at home in the country. I do want a doggie though, soo maybe its time to start searching for a better suited doggie for me.

This could be the most random blog post ever!! Its 8:17 in the morning and honestly, I just feel the need to let the many random topics running through my brain free....

I can't wait for my B-Day party this Labor Day weekend! I've made the guest list and sent out invites. We're doing dinner and dancing, slumber party (with a MJ dance off) and early morning brunch! Hopefully we wont be sick of each other by the time this is over lol. Time to start searching for a dress and tiara though. IDK what I want though, something colorful and short for sure. Hmmmmmm...........I'm stuck between flowy waves or tight ringlets for my hair. I'm trying to persuade my good friend Jazzy J to do my makeup, she's a guru in the making yall; she has a blog as well, so stop by if you have time; http://loveknowledgenbeauty.blogspot.com/.

As far as this whole dieting thing goes....um.....Diet Coke is the devil! Like seriously, I have a problem. I down about 4-5 of these bad boys a day....they'll be the death of me one day!
I'm having lunch with my personal trainer to formulate a more realistic, achievable fitness/nutrition plan. I just hope she can give me some tips on how to ween myself off of dear DC.  

I also decided that I will be blogging regularly 4 days a week; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. So see you guys Friday, off to study Calculus...ugh.. I suck at math!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birthday Hoorah!

B-Day weekend was a BLAST! Man, I realized how much I miss when all of my friends get together! The road trip from St. Louis to Springfield flew by because all I remember was laughing at the crazy jokes! Throwback 90's pop and Wayne and Trey..oh yeah, karaoke time babey!


Okay, I must admit, I could not find a pink dress at the mall that I actually like, So I asked the host, who replied that all the other girls were having trouble too, and wore a black cutout. Who'd of thought the mall would be out of pink? Like hello?? Determined to throw SOME pink in the mix, I decided to test the waters with the recent hot pink/fuchsia lip trend like the one on Rhianna below.

Now, I am not a high pigment loving person; nude all the way for me loves. I was very selective about my shade but fell for Victoria's Secrets Muse. I was still shaking when I bought it, like, "Oh Lord, please don't make me look like a clown".  Surprisingly, once all the makeup and hair and fit were together I think the pink pulled it all together. I loved the texture of this lipstick, creamy but still very matte. I didn't need a gloss either. It was time to meet the judges; my family. They are very 'tell it like it is' kind of people; especially my mom. After they got over the expected shock of me stepping outside my brick red and pale pink niche, they thought it looked very cute. Okay, I could finally exhale.


So me and my sis A were headed off to The Drunken Fish for sushi and drinks and a good time! I must say, theoretically speaking, the hair was let loose and we shut the place down! I was fashionably late due to the cabbie getting us lost. Boo! Hit the club later that night and headed back to the hostess' for some more cake and slumber party fun!

A Most Memorable Night!

P.S. Yall

I really wish I could have grabbed a pic of all of us, we're missing quite a few girls in this pic. Tear.


Reese


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Break Finally!!!

OMG! Hurray for days off! 

Tonight starts the night of my 3 Day B-Day weekend (not mine of course but my friends). I'm going to try on dresses tomorrow and start looking at different styles for my hair. I once tried genie locs and loved them. However, there were things that I need to readjust this time: 1) not making them long as hell, 2) much smaller in size and 3) a new color (natural of course). I guess you lovelies will catch the final product from the party pics.  Sorry ahead of time about those clunky earrings, I had to throw something on my ears for my photo shoot and they were at the top of the pile!


I've been meaning to update for some time now, sorry to leave you hanging, busy as a bumblebee these days. In two weeks, I will have worked some 95 odd hours. Workaholic maybe?? Anyhoo, I found Sam a sweet trainer/behaviorist to work with come September; she specializes in Shepherds so this shall be a treat! I can say this, Sam is getting better on her leash and indoors; still a tad bit skittish, but more confident being around me, I must say I'm proud of my doggy; I finally got her inside the apartment door the first time around!! She usually just stands outside for about 10 minutes until she realizes that I'm waiting on her to come in the house...smh....dog.

 Back to the original programming. Have you ever had those days where you just feel out of whack? That's me for the past 4 days...just floating by. Time's getting the best of me. I have an idea though, it could be that my house needs some rearranging.  A cluttered house leaves a clutter mind or so I've been told. I will say that I'm moving right along on these fitness goals. I picked up a personal trainer to help motivate me and I finally set up a fixed workout schedule, so no excuses. 


Oh and I lost 6 lbs so far! Yah!

As far as dresses go, the party is pink themed. I love the color pink but its not the most complimenting color on me. I may end up on the fuchsia end of the color spectrum. I'm hoping to find a cute cocktail dress, something classy; definitely not slutty; paired with a cute up do (pompadour) and pearl earrings. Currently trying out makeup looks and I'm stuck between vamped eye and pale lips or the other way around. I could do something like this possibly. 


However, let's not get my hopes up, you know how it is shopping in the mall sometimes, beggars can't be choosers and its too close to deadline to order online. Poo. Note to self: invest in a LPD.

Reese

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Women's Worth

I usually automatically delete forwarded messages, but this one sort of stuck with me; love being a woman, there are enough crowns to go around. Enjoy!

A woman has amazing strengths.


She can deal with stress and heavy burdens.

She smiles when she feels like screaming.

She sings when she feels like crying.

She cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid.

There's only 1 thing wrong with her...

She forgets what she's worth!



Just a reminder that we are all unique and beautiful.



NEVER FORGET YOUR WORTH!
 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Let Training Begin!

So if I haven't addressed this before, I'll say it again. I'm jumping out on a limb and trying something new in order to help me reach my fitness goals. One of my fave hobbies is running and anything Disney + Princesses = Sheer joy! One can only imagine how I squeaked with joy upon finding Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon race online a couple weeks back. I think I stepped out of my chair for a minute to walk off the excitement. I think I was born to run this race. I've always wanted to go to Disney World; so why not kill two birds with one stone? I know I can run 13.1 miles, but I'll still have to train nonetheless. I'll need to create a training schedule to really push myself. I'm uber excited about this if you couldn't tell. I have a variety of athletic activities set up this fall to keep me focused on being active: yoga/pilates, martial arts and dance. I wont allow myself to put fitness on the back burner for another semester. I'm sure you lovely readers have come to grips with how easy it is to slip into couch potato land. My guess is hopefully being more active will push myself into making better eating choices as well. Not to be rude, but its not a good look to have the 65 year old lady pass you by with ease, I'll be honest, my ego would be slightly bruised.