Thursday, May 31, 2012

Currently Vol.1

Happy Thursday Y’all! Almost the weekend. But it’s summer and in my family the week and the weekend kinda blend together. 
Haley over at I Can Only Imagine did the Currently linkup from Jenn at Perfectly Imperfect and it was such a fun link-up I wanted to join in. 

Current Book: 

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch 
a great story by a Former Carnegie Mellon Professor who died of pancreatic cancer and was able to give one last lecture to his students, colleagues, family and friends. 

Current Playiist: 
She For Liz - Parachute
On Your Own - Green River Ordinance
You don’t know her like I do- Brantley Gilbert
Lights- Elie Goulding
Current Color
ok excuse my crooked toes! I don’t like my feet but I do really like the pretty purple I have on my toes! 
Current Food- Well I had a bowl of cereal and some yummy coffee this morning but last night I made some amazing chicken! 

Grilled Chicken (with an amazing marinade!) rice, corn on the cob, sliced bell peppers, and black-eyed peas!

Current Favorite Show 
The Bachelorette
I sometimes watch the Bachelor/ette but this season I am die hard addicted. I love love Emily and from the good to the bad to the ugly this season is addicting!  Esp due to this guy part of the veryyy good!

Arie Luyendyk Jr. - While I think Arie and Emily are perfect together I do think that Elissa Luyendyk sounds quite nice! haha jk kinda. 

Current Need: 
I need to go to the doctor because my scoliosis has gotten really bad. The curvature of my spine has grown and my back has been hurting practically all the time lately. 

Current Bane of my Existence: Other than my back nothing really!
Current Celebrity Crush: 
hmm see above - Arie! 

Current #1 Blessing
Being a College Graduate and having my biggest trouble being finding a Job! While that is certainly stressful, I am certainly blessed that that is my biggest trouble. 
Current Indulgence: 
My mom and I bought a Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Bar at Target the other day and devoured half of it in about ten minutes! 
Current Outfit: 

Sunset Beach shirt and Black Soffee Shorts

Current Excitement: 
Going to North Carolina next week for my cousins hs graduation and it’ll be fun to go on a little trip BUT my main excitement is getting to go to COOKOUT for a milkshake! and hushpuppies, etc. I am already planning my flavor choice! 
Current Mood: 
It’s still weird being home and knowing that I’m not going back to school in the fall, that I’m done and my current mood this morning err afternoon is a combination of energetic and tired! 

Current Favorite Quote or Verse: 
This was in a graduation card, and i think it is a good one! Peace is definitely something you need after graduating! 

Current Wish List Item: 

These awesome measuring cups. They are russian nesting dolls! Each half of each doll is a different measurement! 

Current Favorite Product: 

Clancy’s Wavy Potato Chips from Aldi

these are super cheap like under $2 and are by far my favorite potato chip. They go perfect with a ham and cheese sandwich. 
and yes I realize by making my favorite product food that probably classifies me as a a fatty. oh well 

- I loved this linkup! 


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fun in the Sun with Friends!

This past weekend I went to my friend Holli's awesome graduation pool party. Holli played on the basketball team that I worked with, and so that whole group of friends was there! It was SUPER HOT! and an absolutely great day! 

From L to R- Alex, Lizzy, Stefanie, Doug, Kt, Kiah and Abbey

heather went inside and came back out with a chocolate chip cookie, she realllly liked  it! 

me, caroline, taylor, ali, and alex

Alex and Me! 

_ It was a great day that ushered in the beginning of SUMMER 2012! 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sometimes and Always Vol. 4

Sometimes- I get sad that I don’t know when the next time I’ll see my college friends will be. 
Always- I know that I met my best friend in college and know that we will keep in touch, and no matter how its been since we’ve seen each other I know we will pick back up right where we left off
Sometimes I am productive and search and search through job postings
Always- I get frustrated and after 30 mins max and do something else, like eat ice cream or red velvet cake. 

Sometimes I still feel like a child
Always I can’t believe college is over

Sometimes my dad complains/makes fun of the shows my mom and I like
Always - it means he’s paying attention to them and sometimes I actually catch him liking a show

Monday, May 21, 2012


Well I did it! I am a College Graduate. I am a LaGrange College Alumna! It has been a crazy busy week and now it’s all over and... well it feels weird. Graduation Weekend was full of family, friends and fun. 
Friday was baccalaureate. It was at the First United Methodist Church down the street from the school. Baccalaureate we actually got to sit with friends and not in alphabetical order. 

Marcie, Me, Erin, and Lona

 Me with Mom and Dad after the service

That night we went out to eat, which was comical, because both of my grandfathers are hard of hearing and so one would start a story and the other would unknowingly interrupt start a new one five seconds later! After dinner I went over to the hotel my family was staying at and visited for a little bit. Then I went back to campus and enjoyed the last night of college EVER. it was weird. sad. exciting but sad. I LOVED College! The next thing I knew it was Graduation morning! The Graduation ceremony went by relatively fast. And I was able to hold it together and not completely bawl. It was touch and go there for a minute during Christa’s speech! As exciting as college graduation is, trust me when I say it is a super bittersweet feeling! 

After walking across the stage and getting my diploma! 

My mom wore a silly looking hat and this is my "Mother! what the heck are you wearing face?!" Lol

Now for some parts of the day that didn’t go as expected. First as I am standing at the bottom of the stage ready to hear my name and walk across the stage and get my diploma, they call the girl behind me. Yep, that’s right they forgot me! The registrar was calling names and went from the girl in front of me to the girl behind me. He didn’t even notice he made a mistake and was about to call the next person when the Provost pointed out to him the fact that he had skipped me! That was just a unexpected but actually funny. The other unexpected aspect of the day is actually sad and frustrating! My family didn’t realize they had to request a late checkout and so they had to rush back to the hotel and checkout by 11:00 AM or else they would have had to pay for an extra day. So I actually didn’t get any pictures with my family on graduation day. It is really disappointing and they know they should have gone ahead and checked out early, but they didn’t and I can’t dwell on it! 

But I did get to mingle afterwards and got some pictures with some of my friends!

Me and my best friend Erin! 

Me and my friend Christa. Christa won the Waights G. Henry Award, the highest award at LaGrange. The recipient speaks at graduation and Christa did amazing!!!! 

Erin, Christa and I- Erin's mom's caption to this was - Serious Conversation. "So do we have to get a job now??!"

Riley and I representing LaGrange College Political Science! 

I still can’t believe that College is over! It is such a weird feeling, full of many many emotions. It was definitely an amazing four years, and while growing up I never dreamed of going somewhere other than Duke. I know that the small college life was right for me and that I was meant to go to LaGrange College. I wouldn’t have made the best friends I have ever had otherwise. I know that I will always hold a special place in my heart for LaGrange and my college life.

- Elissa

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fingers Crossed.

Ok So I have been slacking as of late, but it is not intentional I have been crazy busy finishing up college! I have one last paper to write tomorrow and then I am officially done with college!!!!!!!! I am going to miss college though, I know it. BUT I am excited for what the future will bring. 

- So I applied for a year long sports information assistantship at DUKE! and I emailed them a little over a week ago to check in, but hadn't heard anything and it has been a little over a month since I applied. So today I called up the SI office and asked how the application review process was going. They said the position was still open and that I should hear something soon. This definitely gives me hope that I could have a job for next year, and with my dream employer.

How amazing would it be to be at DUKE, all the time. Anyone who knows me knows that I love Duke. Actually anyone who knows me would probably say that is a major understatement. So I am hoping that I have a chance at this assistantship, I definitely think it bodes well for me that I already interned there last summer. So everyone please keep your fingers crossed for me. 

- so as I type I am thinking about how awesome it would be living in Durham! Going to Nosh for breakfast on the way to work, getting dinner at Sushi Love. Getting to go to Satisfaction and Elmo's whenever I wanted!  AND #1 - COOKOUT! 
( If i get the job I am going to have to restrict myself on guilty pleasures, like cookout!) 

Also If I do get the job, I can attend church here! Even though it is super sad that Dean Wells is leaving, the Duke Chapel will always have the highest quality preaching!  And it is just gorgeous. Fun Fact- I had my first Easter in the Duke Chapel, the day after Duke beat UNLV in the final four 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


My thesis is due thursday. Today was our Poster Presentations. Now I have locked myself, (not literally) , in the Seminar Room of the library. 

How I am feeling! 

But I have written many a paper in here, so I am hoping that is a good sign for this paper. 

AND. .

I have Green River Ordinance and Boyce Avenue Pandora Stations to keep me going.

- Well I should get to work.