Friday, August 7, 2009


Although my week started out really nicely "studying" at Kick Butt Coffee, I mostly occupied myself trying to write 2 papers for one of my classes. I had horrible writer's block and unfortunately, I didn't manage to finish my papers and get them turned in until about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, one hour short of when they were due. However, Thursday was a really good day. I got out of class a little early, ran into some old friends, and paid a little (much deserved) visit to Cain and Abel's with Punny Girl. Cain & Abel's + Punny Girl + 1 a.m. visit to Taco C = Good Times! I had some really cute pics of Punny Girl and I sipping on our lovely Texas Teas but unfortunately, my phone was unable to send them :( I will definitely update when I manage to work it out, though!

Now it's Saturday and I am locked up in my room doing homework. You would think I would get a lot of work done since it's just me in here but not necessarily the far I have managed to: write an introduction and 2 paragraphs of my spanish term paper, organize my binder, sign up for a volunteer event next week, write a paper for my internship class, eat a Lean Cuisine, put together a cute outfit for my evening outing with J, exercise with my medicine ball, sync my google calendar with my Blackberry, bought some good songs on iTunes, painted my nails, and a number of more useless things! I was really hoping to write more than just 2 pages of my term paper, but I figured I got the hardest thing out of the way, which in my opinion is the introduction.

Tonights outing is to "Speakeasy" downtown and I am very excited! A funk band by the name of "Les and the Funk Mob" is the main event tonight! Will update with details/comments/thoughts and hopefully pictures, tomorrow! For now, I shall return to writing my paper and working on my oral presentation I have on Tuesday!

Hope everyone has a lovely Saturday!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


At Kick Butt Coffee again this week and still impressed by the "cool" vibe of this place. I'm sitting here in a comfortable booth (procrastinating) and listening to some really good live tunes. My large, iced Americano coffee with 4 shots of espresso is absolutely delicious and the perfect drink while I attempt to write 2 papers. This modern, chic coffee shop has live music in the evenings and they sure know how to choose some good musicians. As Punny Girl and I walked through the door after grabbing a yummy dinner at Which Wich, we were initially hesitant about "studying" here because of the less-than-soft music. However, we decided to give it a try and we both loved it. The act was a one man band by the name of D.B. Martin band. One keyboard + one voice = good tunes, definitely something to check out. Lounge-type music with some tones of rock here and there, very soulful. Falling in love with this place, one more reason to LOVE Austin.

The second act is about to come on...stay tuned for details!

Monday, August 3, 2009



You take a deep breath and walk through the doors. It's the morning of your very first day.You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while. Try and stay out of everybody's way.It's your freshmen year and you're gonna be here for the next four years in this town. Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say you know I haven't seen you around, before.

{{Chorus}} Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you that they love you you're gonna believe them and when you're fifteen, feeling like there's nothing to figure out well count to ten, take it in this is life before you know who you're gonna be fifteen.

You sit in class next to a redhead girl named Abigail and soon enough you're best friends laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool. We'll be out of here as soon as we can and then you're on you're way. First date and he's got a car and you're feeling like flying and you're mama's waiting up and you're thinking he's the one and you're dancing 'round your room when the night ends...when the night ends.

{{Chorus}}Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you you're gonna believe them when you're fifteen and your first kiss makes your head spin 'round but in your life you'll do things greater than dating a boy on the football team...but I didn't know at fifteen.

When all you wanted was to be wanted wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now.Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday but I realized some bigger dreams of mine and Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind and we both cried.

{{Chorus}}Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you that they love you you're gonna believe them and when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall. I've found time can heal most anything and you just might find who you're supposed to be. I didn't know who I was supposed to be at la la la la la la la la la la.

The lyrics to this Taylor Swift song really struck me this morning because of how much I can agree with just about every word of the song. I still remember freshman year of high school as one of the most nervous times for me, as I eagerly looked for my friends from jr. high at the flagpole where everyone gathered before the first bell rang. I remember the feeling I got when an upperclassmen talked to me, and how "cool" it felt to be acknowledged by him. I'll never forget the day I met my best friend and the way we used to laugh nonstop at tennis practice everyday or the way we used to spend entire nights talking about the "drama" we had with the boys we liked. How we would talk for hours about the difference between a "side" hug and a "real" hug. Did it mean he liked me if he used to give me "side" hugs and now have me "real" hugs? I remember the night after my first date and believing with my whole heart that, that guy was the one I was meant to be with and was supposed to marry because of how perfect he was.

But then a few years go by and you look back and realize just how much you've grown up. How your world can change from one day to the next and that the unexpected should always be expected. You realize that you WILL do greater things than date the guy on the football team. That the future has greater and more exciting things in store, if you only let it reveal itself to you. If you give your life the chance it deserves to really become an exciting one filled with experience, I believe it will demonstrate itself to be a very worthwhile one.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


It's official, 403 PALS no longer resides at 2700 Nueces #403!!! After a long week of packing and an even longer and exhausting day of moving on Friday, the "PALS" have officially moved out and moved on to the next chapter....a new & HUGE apartment! Unfortunately, our move-in date is not until the 11th and in the meantime we would have been homeless had it not been for our wonderful roommate Kelley, who has very generously allowed punny girl and I to crash at her place until move-in date. The picture above is the room punny girl and I will be sharing for the next 8 days!!! It's small but filled with lots of love (hehe sorry for being a creeper about it, but it's true)!

My bed is pink and punny girl's is yellow!

New Home -- Kick Butt Coffee

Hottest new spot for good music, excellent coffee, and comfortable study atmosphere: Kick Butt Coffee at The Triangle. The temperature is perfect, there are plenty of outlets for your computer charger, the lighting was a little dim upon arrival but the staff was extremely friendly and adjusted it to accomodate for our studying. There are comfy chairs outside on the patio if you choose to do a little people watching and drink up some iced coffee in the hot Texas heat and squishy booths inside if you prefer to sit and watch a movie being shown on their huge projector. It doesn't end there...there is also a full bar and a television in the bathroom. Needless to say, this place is a must!

punny girl and perky girl review: two thumbs way up