The Bachelor

Okay, I know it is super lame to blog about The Bachelor, I mean honestly who doesn’t write a recap post with their thoughts about it, clearly an original over here. I just had to share my thoughts though.

First off, where do they find these girls haha this has seriously been a dramatic season. It has also been my first season that I really actually watched and got involved with. I only started watching Emily Maynard’s season at the very end, so I wasn’t super invested in any of the people, but I definitely am this season.

My favorite is Lindsay, I hope she wins! As much as she totally freaked me out that first night showing up in the wedding dress and saying “you may now kiss the bride” you have to give the girl props because she is now in the final two. Obviously her quirkiness works for her and I love it! She even got drunk the first night and he still kept her around! I think the two of them make a great couple.

As for Catherine, I can’t say that I’m a fan or that I’m not a fan. Really she just doesn’t make an impression on me either way. Would I be mad if she won? Probably not. Would I pick her to win? Probably not. She is just very ehh to me.

Now Ashlee is a whole other story. I’ve been waiting for her to leave since the showed her very first bio. I get she had a hard life and putting yourself out there can be extremely difficult, but come on girl, you overplayed the serious and vulnerable card and in the end Sean never had as much fun with you. He never described her as a best friend or anything, so I really can’t believe she made it as far as she did.

Next issue I have. The fantasy suite. Both Ashlee and Catherine talked about how opposed they were because they didn’t want to be perceived in a certain way, but then as soon as Sean asked what they wanted to do they said they would go! I guess I wouldn’t know what I would do until I was in the situation, but if a guy wants to marry me, he is going to have to get rid of all the other hussies before I enter a fantasy suite with him. I mean really how awkward. You already know he is going on other dates and kissing other girls, but spending the night in an incredibly romantic suite in some beautiful part of the world….yeah I don’t think so. But like I said I’m not in that position so I wouldn’t know exactly what I would do in the situation.

I’m excited to bring all the crazies back next week to hear their awesome drama and see who will fight with who. Again sorry for being incredibly cliche and posting a recap about The Bachelor.

What do you think about the final two?

Would you go to the fantasy suite with Sean?

 

Weekend Recap

I had such a nice, low-key weekend to end such a crazy stressful week. Like I said last week I was in the process of studying for 4 tests, that I think all went fairly well. I am glad to have them behind me though, that’s for sure!

Much of Friday after class and signing my lease for my new apartment with Abbie, Morgan, and Meredith, was spent knocked out in my bed catching up on sleep that was lost during the week. Boy did I need it! Then I had the pleasure of puppy sitting for 2 little pug/chow/sharpei mixes that were a little bit of a handful! They were sweet though and it was good to get my puppy fix since I don’t get to be around animals as much as I would like. My friend, Kara, who I have worked with at Brixx since I was 16, stayed the night with me Friday night because she was just accepted into NC State’s grad school and had a conference type thing up in Raleigh. It was really nice to just hang out and catch up and of course she filled me in on all the happenings of Brixx.

Saturday was a really good day! The morning started off sleeping in and then making a big breakfast with some good friends. Ben, Brian, Tyler, Kelly and I made pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast and coffee. Well I had hot tea of course 🙂 I wish I had taken a picture of the table because it was so cute and really fun to have everyone over for a little breakfast party.

The day was spent relaxing, doing homework and unfortunately watching a disappointing loss to UNC. After that though, I met up with my teammates at the clubhouse of one of the housing developments and we had team bonding! Our dry month (which is basically a month without alcohol regardless of age) started last week so we all got together to have some good fun! Every stunt group had to bring a dish so it was basically a potluck and then we played Just Dance. I was terrible at Just Dance, but give me some more practice and I promise you I will be good.

Today, we had practice from 1-4 and it was a tough one. I was drained emotionally and physically. As I’m sitting here in my bed now I can feel the aches trying to work themselves out. Not much longer now though until we’re in Daytona leaving it all on the mat! I need a quick shower before the usual crew gets here to watch The Walking Dead though so I need to scoot, but here are some of my favorite moments from the team pot luck!

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Allergies

How did everyone’s Monday go?? Did you start off with what you were thankful for? I’m telling you, it really puts things in perspective to focus on the good instead of dwell on the bad.

Anywho, my Monday started out much the same as every other Monday, with 6:45am lifts. We were testing today (just like I thought) and it was disappointing to see that my max was lower then the last time I lifted. It should have been expected considering I didn’t actually lift at all this summer, but still a disappointment. I maxed out on squat at 155 and 95 for bench. But now that I have something to base my workouts off of, I can really start cracking down and getting my weight up at lift. No more slackin’! Then Emily and I headed down to the track to do our cardio. Now that everything is cooling off, we spend less time on the treadmill and more time in the fresh air 🙂 We did a mile on the track today, which we should probably also be upping that too 😉

really love this picture and these girls ♥

I only had Genetics today because my History class got cancelled so as soon as it was over I hurried home to do a quick make over of myself and head back to campus in my uniform to go to an appearance. I was that girl on the bus today in uniform with a bow in my hair. So embarrassing! I really need to get a car (christmas/birthday anyone???)

The appearance was at a gold tournament about 40 minutes away and probably would have been a really good time, had I not gotten eaten alive by bugs. I have really bad allergic reactions when one bug gets ahold of me….so imagine a whole slue of bugs that decided to enjoy my things in particular. Everything swelled up so big that my legs got tight and I couldn’t feel them properly and then my chest started tightening. This is when I really started to panic because I didn’t have any allergy medication or an epi pen or anything! Once I was panicking, it made the tightness worse (will I ever learn??) My legs are recovering better now, but I still have huge welts. I felt lightheaded at practice today and I don’t know if it was a side reaction, but if it keeps up I might just head to the Student Health center to get some antibiotics to be on the safe side.

I had a bit of time between the appearance and practice so I tried out my new workout DVD, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. WHOO! It was a buttkicker! I really liked it (mainly because I think Jillian Michaels is AWESOME) I need to get more appropriate weights because today I used a can of baked beans and a can of cream of mushroom (embarrassing but you have to work with limited options)

Practice flew by today and now I am finishing up this post while the roomies fix dinner. After dinner its all about some homework and then shower and bed. Tomorrow I have lab and then nothing else, one class and no practice? Sounds like thats time to do all my homework and test out biking from my apartment complex to the rec center! I just need to find my bike lock…

productivity is on the agenda

  • Anyone else have bad allergic reactions? 

Life Recap

Okay so I am super behind on the blog, but then again whats new. Life has made so many changes once again and sometimes its hard to keep up, but I’m plugging along!

So lets recap…

We had an amazing time at Nags Head celebrating my moms birthday, taking our annual pictures, going to the Toby Keith concert and just in general sharing memories with an amazing group of people.

Then I had a little bit of time back at home, working, seeing friends, organizing my life for the big move into an apartment. I got to judge my alma maters cheer tryouts with my bestie Allie and high school coach, Stephanie Fox and spend a lot of time with her 3 adorable boys. Coach Fox is an inspiration to me in so many ways, so it was amazing to spend some time with her and her boys.

Then I took my baby sister off to Auburn so she could go to college. She can’t be that old right?! She rushed and is now a part of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority! It has been very interesting to listen to all of her rush stuff and her college experience in general because it has been so different from mine! I hope she is having a blast and I am really looking forward to our first skype date, which should be happening in the near future.

Then it was time to come to Raleigh for two days of practice and then head straight out to Myrtle Beach for 3 days of cheer camp. What an intense three days it was! But I am proud to say I am a part of NC State Cheerleading after that weekend. We took home two gold paid bids (basically meaning our trip to Daytona for Nationals is paid for) after facing quite a bit of adversity and had a blast while doing it.

I had a quick turn around from camp to home where I loaded up a moving truck with daddy and came back to Raleigh to move into the apartment! I absolutely love it here! I couldn’t be more happy with how things have turned out.

Classes started today, cheer is in full swing, I met a wonderful boy and I am excited to see where that leads, all in all I would say life is pretty darn good right now regardless of all the changes. What I really need is to get my body healed so that I can start working out again, it feels like I have had a string of little injuries that have been holding me back from performing to the best of my abilities. Maybe its because I’m not working out that I feel like I am slowly deteriorating!

I need to go work on homework, I know first day of class how can I already have homework!?

Hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy!