Sunday, October 31, 2010

halloween fiesta

El Casa Trio ( I know it's not gramatically correct in Spanish, haha) consists of myself, my sister Kelcy, and our best friend, Paige.  We decided to bring the Halloween festivities to us this weekend, so we had an amazing party on Friday night!  All of our good friends came and more.  I would say at the largest time there were probably 150-200 people was one of the biggest parties I've been to, and definitely the biggest party I've EVER hosted.  When it got to the point when there were more people there that we didn't know than people that we did know, we decided to call it quits.  So we ended the party with a little after party and some late night pizza at Paige's boyfriend's condo.

Here are some pictures from the event <3  It's going to be a bit picture heavy just because Halloween is my favorite weekend for pictures!!  I hope you all had an awesome Halloween too!!
Kelcy, (me), and Livs getting ready

drinking the classy stuff

3 groupies & a prostitute
Kel, Olivia, Paige, and me with
the koolaid man <3
groupies & rockstars

I can't wait til next year!!

p.s. thanks to all of you who helped me decide what shoes to wear! I chose the black because I thought they were a bit more "groupie"-ish

Friday, October 29, 2010

i think

I think a lot when I'm alone, and right now is one of those times.  Even just driving in the car alone, I always have these thoughts going through my head.  They may not make sense to you, but they make sense to me.  So I'm just going to lay them all out...right now.

I like having my alone give me time to think, worry about me, play piano, and get things done.
I'm excited for my best friend, Paige.  Even though I only see her 30 minutes at a time, I'm glad she's found happiness in a boy and I hope it works out and she doesn't get hurt.
I like how my sister loves spending time with her boyfriend, but she also likes being apart from him so she can live her own life--and I think that's important.
I feel like in the past I've had all guy friends, and this semester it seems to be all girls.  And I like that...I can talk about things that I couldn't talk about with my guy friends (like love).
Now that it's getting closer to the Spring semester, I'm starting to regret not applying for the study abroad program in Milan.
I'm wondering if I should apply for Fall 2011, or will I change my mind again?
Although it's nice being single, I long for the day where a boy doesn't leave me after a week, two weeks, or a month.
I don't think I'm crazy....maybe the right person hasn't found me yet.  And that's fine.
 I'd rather be single until the right one comes along than spend a lot of time in a relationship that isn't going to work out in the end.
I miss summer and California.  I miss staying at the house Olivia was house-sitting, meeting new people all day (Olivia's long time friends), and I miss the adventure of it all.
I miss 3rd Street Promenade and the ocean breeze and not knowing what's going to happen next.
I miss being really "into" somebody.  It hasn't happened since summer and that might just mean that my heart knows how to protect itself now until it's right.  Maybe I just haven't found someone in Arizona that's worth it.
Now I'm just thinking too much haha...
Last one:  I really want the plan for all us to have a summer internship in LA this summer to work out.  It would be the best summer of my life.  I'd finally be moving away from home...but for work and experience instead of for school.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

telling a lie

"Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile."
 --Paolo Coelho

It seems a little harsh, but the more I think about it, the more true it becomes.  It seems like telling a white lie would be the nicest thing to do, but would you want to be lied to? And find out later that that nice compliment wasn't true?  

Speaking of Paolo Coelho, I want to start reading more books like The Alchemist and philosophical-type stories that make you think about your own life.  I'm reading Eat Pray Love right now...but do you all have any other ideas??

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

workout wednesdays

Today me and the girls started our new weekly "Workout Wednesdays."  Olivia is a way better athlete than any of us, so she played coach tonight.  First off, the weather was AMAZING.  67 degrees and breezy.  And it was so cool to see so many active people participating in sports all around us...definitely a motivation.  We ran around the university field twice (incorporating a little walking and some lunges).  After, we did some core crunches and leg lift/plank things haha.  It was a really good start to our weekly workout session, and every week we're going to try and up our reps and sets <3

i know this isn't a picture of people exercising...
but i searched "running" on weheartit
and couldn't resist <3

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

greatest weakness

I ran across this quote a few weeks ago that I really agree with.  I was shocked to see who said it, but yet it's so true.

Monday, October 25, 2010

chuck bass

<3 <3 <3

p.s. i took blaire's spot in my dream

I can't wait for Gossip Girl night at Olivia's <3  That one week break was a bit too long for me without some Upper East Side drama.  Hopefully in this episode Chuck and Blaire trend towards becoming more like lovers and less like enemies.

I'm excited for an hour of television fun with my girls while eating our free scoops of baskin robbins <3  oh...and i'll just be fantasizing about Ed Westwick the entire time (considering I had an amazing dream the other night in which we dated).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

my vows

On October 21st (the day I was in the library--see below haha) my computer died, so I took out my notepad and started writing a list of vows I wanted to make to myself.  So here they are, seventeen vows and counting.
i love weheartit

From this point forward, I will not chase after anyone who doesn't chase after me.
I will have a good time, but be very picky about those I spend most of my time with.
I will apologize if I'm wrong.
I will try and have a blog post everyday.
I will try and read one book per month.
When I'm bored, I will read, practice piano, draw, or do spray paint art (not spend hours on facebook)
I will keep up with learning French and Italian online.
I will brainstorm people to write letters to and keep up with it.
I will discover music that I love so that when people ask me, I have a list of favorites.
Same with movies--I will watch and rewatch movies new and old to come up with faves :)
I will make it a priority to go to the gym or workout at home.
As long as the weather permits, I will do something active outdoors once a week.
If it's nice and sunny outside, I'll treat myself to some vitamin D.
I will be the best daughter, friend, and sister I can be.
I will give myself what I deserve.
And I won't tolerate anything less.
I will try and be the best person I can be, so that other people will remember me for the greatest of reasons.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

halloween help

Yesterday started off great, became very bad, and then ended beautifully.  First thing in the morning, I met with the executive director at Future for Kids to have a meeting about a project I've been working on with them. Then I found out that my brother was in the hospital after eating a chicken rice bowl too fast (and got a hole cut in his esophagus).  So after a nice bite to eat at zpizza with mom and dad, we went for a visit.  He's going to be fine, but it was NOT a pleasant visit at all since we got into a huge fight.  All was well after my sister and I went shopping with our best friends, Paige and Olivia.  And all was VERY well after we had an amazing evening with our friend Kristen, and new friends Whitney and Natalia, for Kristen's last night in Arizona dinner.  Good luck with finals Kristen!! :)

In other news, I need help deciding what shoes to wear for my "groupie" halloween costume.  So gold or black??  

i <3 my zildjian shirt

shiny leopard shorts <3
from forever xxi

Friday, October 22, 2010

skulls & rings

I went shopping with my best friends today at Forever 21.  I stood over the jewelry and ring station for probably 20 minutes trying on rings.  But I'm SO picky.  Here's some inspiration:

lots of bracelets...

and chunky stone rings <3

Thursday, October 21, 2010

library time

Usually on my three hour breaks on Tuesdays and Thursdays I come to the quiet basement of the library to focus on studying and doing necessary homework.  Today, however, I surprisingly have nothing that needs to get done!!  So...I'm using the time to have a mini movie marathon by myself with my headphones on <3
haha i felt a little silly doing photobooth in the library.
&& notice the matching grey sweater and grey nails :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

fall changes

The weather is finally changing in Arizona.  It's PERFECT outside.  And even though we don't get the luxury of seeing the leaves change, with the changing temperatures and vibe of the city, I'm ready to accept change.  The future is unwritten, and I'm open for whatever blows my way.

le vibrazioni

When Kelcy and I went to Italy over Christmas when we were juniors in high school, we always stayed up late watching the music video channels.  One, because it was different than the music videos that played on American television.  And two, because we were always waiting for either "Patience" by Take That or "Se" by Le Vibrazioni to come on.

Once we got back to the states, I tried desperately to find "Se" on youtube, or any other website.  I have been out of luck until now.  So here it is, my favorite Italian song when I was sixteen.

Music Videos by VideoCure

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

study time

After Thursday, I'll be free from studying for awhile!  But in the meantime, I've got my classical music to get me in the studying mood.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

change of plans

So tonight didn't exactly turn out how I'd hoped.  Dinner plans got cancelled last minute by two of the girls, so Kelcy and I decided we'd go to Chipotle to cure our empty stomachs and broken hearts (haha exaggeration...).

In other news, I feel more like myself than I have in awhile.  I stopped dating this guy I was dating for the past month or so, and I feel free.  I no longer have my phone right next to me waiting to be texted or called.  I don't have any expectations for anyone or anything in my life right now, and it makes me feel happier than ever before.  I'm just me, going through life, ready for whatever comes my way :)

Some quotes that kind of represent where I'm at right now:

"Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love, because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall."

"There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will.  So don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future."

baseball and festivities

The weekend's wrapping up, and I'm stuck doing all of that homework that I procrastinated doing until the last minute before the start of the school week.  But, it was well worth it.

This weekend ended up being really fun (even though Olivia's friends from LA ended up not coming).  Thursday, Kelcy and I spent all night sobbing more than we ever have over The Notebook.  Friday, I went to a baseball stadium nearby to watch an Arizona Fall League game with Paige, her boyfriend Joel, Rob, his date Christina, and Kelcy! Olivia interns for them, so she was able to get us free tickets <3  That night, we had a party at El Casa Trio and it was really good to see people we haven't seen in awhile! 
Paige, Olivia, Me, Natalia, and Kelcy
at El Casa Trio <3
On Saturday, poor Paigey had to work a double, but Kelcy, Olivia, my brother Blake (visiting from LA), and Charlie (birthday boy) sat in her section at Oregano's to help ease her pain.  Needless to say, we all passed out incredibly early that night.

And today is Sunday.  I worked this morning, got cut after an hour or two, and am catching up with homework.  Dinner later with the girls should be fun, and it's what is helping me get through this homework :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

dying breath

I love me some Regina Spektor in the morning, when I'm feeling bummed, or whenever I feel like singing with an accent (haha).

"This is how it works:
You're young until you're not.
You love until you don't.
You try until you can't.
You laugh until you cry.
You cry until you laugh.
And everyone must breathe,
Until their dying breath.
--Regina Spektor

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

basketball season

We lost Stoudemire to the Knicks,
but Nash will lead us to victory <3

It's basketball season!!  The Suns first game of the regular season is October 26th against the Trailblazers at Portland.

Suns home opener (October 29)  is against none other than our rival LA Lakers <3  Hopefully I can make it to the game, but tickets in the nose bleed section (my favorite) are $65 and up!

Go Suns!!!  Let's finally win a championship this year.  It's about time :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

gimme dat

I am officially obsessed with Ciara's newly released music video for "Gimme Dat."

a) I want her body.
b) I want her dance moves.
c) What's stopping me?

Whenever I'm thinking about not going to the gym even though I set aside time to do so, all I need to do is think about is Ciara.  Whenever I'm going to eat that burrito even though I ate an hour ago and am full, all I need to do is think about Ciara.

I'm sure she works out and goes to the gym, but I bet her biggest form of exercise is dancing.  If I have to dance around the house or in my room when I'm home alone, I'll do it.  And I can't wait til I'm 21 so I can get exercise dancing around the club.

Enough chit chat though, here's Ciara's new (inspirational) music video:

Monday, October 11, 2010

my true love

I haven't eaten yet today.  It's 11:11, and if I could wish for one thing at this moment, I would wish to be at Chipotle indulging in an amazingly large burrito.  A burrito filled with goodness: cilantro-lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, corn salsa, extra hot salsa, sour cream, an incredible blend of cheese, guacamole, and lettuce.  
Raunchy, but true.
Burrito's so big you wanna (at least) eat 'em.

Although I could easily get in my car and make my dreams come true, this Monday's a little different.  I have to be at school at 1pm today to meet with my management group.  I have to ride my bike because parking on campus will be too expensive since I have to get to school so much earlier. Chipotle's a little out of the way to be biking there. AND I have to do as much homework as possible in my spare time.  But one can't help but dream :)
I would kill to stand in this line at my neighborhood Chipotle

Friday, October 8, 2010


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

pearl harbor

Something about the storm outside and the changing weather makes me want to curl up in a blanket in a dark room and have a movie marathon. For awhile now, I've been wanting to see Pearl Harbor.  I wanted to see it when it came out, when people raved about it months after it was out of theatres, and mostly after we visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial, museum, and site in Hawaii last January.  I told myself on that trip that I'd watch the movie right when I got home....but it's already October and I have yet to watch it.

This weekend, I will watch it.  I have to now that it's set in stone on this blog.  I'm excited, not only to see the gorgeous Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in handsome uniforms, but to see the stories that I read about in the museum come alive onto the screen.