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Pictures from AZ

28 Dec

Whoops. It’s not Thursday anymore. Haha!

I know it’s not my day technically… but since we’re all on break technically… no one has been really blogging… which is totally understandable. But I haven’t much to do right now besides listen to the Les Mis soundtrack (Saw it today. Which by the way, if you have not seen it yet and do/don’t have 3 hours to kill, DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR TIME! There’s just so many good things about it! If you go, make sure you go to the bathroom before it starts and bring some Kleenex.) and surf the internet, and obsess over Eddie Redmayne, and of course… blog!

Here’s a few pictures from my trip:

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Feeding a giraffe at the Tuscon Zoo.

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My step-mom, dad, and I in front of the elephant exhibit at the zoo.

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Hanging out with the Cowboy actors at Old Tuscon

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Snow covered mountain tops!

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Cacti

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Miner statue at Colossal Cave

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Humming bird at Sonora Desert Museum

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At the Pima Air and Space Museum

Hope everyone had some nice time with their families this Christmas season! I sure did. And I think this is the first year where I’ve REALLY started to understand that Christmas is more than those superficial values that society seems to care about, like the trees, presents, and shopping. It was the first year that I really didn’t have anything I really wanted except to be with family on Christmas.

Merry Belated Christmas! And Happy Early New Year!

-ML

The Desert

20 Dec

Arizona has been pretty great so far. We’ve done a lot of the touristy things, like take millions of pictures of the cacti that are everywhere. We also went to this cave place, the zoo (which doesn’t have pandas), a museum of miniature figurines and doll houses, the desert museum, and today we went to the air and space museum which included a bus tour of the nearby Air Force base. That was pretty cool. I’ll post pictures when I get home. There’s actually been a lot more to see here than I had been expecting.

Surprisingly the weather has been pretty chilly… Like 50s-60s. For a few days, the mountain tops were all snow covered. It was pretty. My parents kept complaining that they were expecting 70 degree weather. I was like whateves, it’s warmer than MO. But now that it’s snowy/icy back there, all I want to do is be trapped inside my house watching Christmas specials and drinking hot chocolate in my puff-puff blanket.

We leave saturday afternoon and won’t be back in town until 7:30. So I have 1 1/2 more days here in the desert! Baaaah I’m actually kind of missing pimpdence and my mom. Also I haven’t done ANY Christmas shopping at all. So I need to get on that once I get back. This week has been really enjoyable but I honestly can’t wait to be back home.

Hope you guys got my postcards that I sent if you posted your address to our chat. (That means everyone except for…. Nick. You’re surprised, I know.) Miss you guys! 🙂

Thursday to Thursday

13 Dec

Well. It’s been exactly a week since I’ve been home. The amount of productiveness (not sure if that is a word either) that has been occurring in my life is about… none. I might or might have not told you guys, but I signed up for Netflix for the free month. And that’s pretty much all I’ve been doing. I finished watching the 2 seasons of DC Cupcakes, watched almost a full season of Grey’s Anatomy, half a season of How I Met Your Mother, a handful of episodes of Scrubs, a couple episodes of Downton Abbey, a whole season of Kate Plus 8, half a season of Say Yes to the Dress, and also Parks and Rec. I also watched Pocahontas, Thor, No Strings Attached, Note By Note (a documentary on the making of a Steinway & Sons piano.), and a documentary on the Royals (not the baseball team). Pretty sure I’m missing some. Also I went to the library and checked out season 7 of Boy Meets World. Love that show. Yesterday my mom basically called me lazy for doing nothing but staring at my computer screen. What else am I supposed to do on Christmas break? Whateves.

I have been falling asleep pretty early and waking up super early this week. I think I actually woke up at 5:30 once. But because of that I’ve been able to watch the Today Show a lot this week. That’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures. Not going to lie.

Anyway, early Saturday morning I’ll be on an airplane leaving Pimpdence for Arizona! Whoop. I love flying. I haven’t really started packing, mainly because I hate it so much. To be honest, I’ll probably end up just throwing things in a suitcase, per usual. The bad thing about traveling with my dad is that he likes to condense things. So I will pack a full load, then when I get to his house he’ll say, “Oh you don’t have that much stuff. You can just put your stuff in our bags.” Then I’ll have to unpack everything. In reality it would be easier to just take my own suitcase. Ai Ya. He also expects me to go without a bag/purse. WHAT!

Obligatory sentence about that kid hitting the principal at Chrisman –> I’ll just say that I’m glad I got out of there when I did. Bad year for WC.

Also, if you need some new Christmas music to listen to, I highly recommend Ben Rector’s Jingles and Bells. Free download of that CD here. He’s definitely one of my favorite artists.

S/O to CATHY and MORG! Happy early birthday, ladies! Glad I can call you awesome people my friends! Welcome to the 20′s! *<|:)

T-Minus ONE DAY.

15 Nov

Yep that’s right. Thanksgiving break is just around the corner. And I’m sooo excited to go home for a whole week! I’ve been counting down the days for awhile now… But to be completely honest I feel like it came out of no where. Time goes by so fast these days. And it’s just two more weeks after we get back until it’s Christmas Break. Can’t believe I’m been at Mizzou for a semester already. CRAZY. But I’m so glad it’s almost over.

This week I found out I’m going to Arizona for the first week of break with my dad and step-mom. We had discussed taking a vacation when I had gone home 2 weeks ago since my dad didn’t get to go with us to Hogwarts (Orlando, FL actually. But it might as well been Hogwarts. Sounds cooler anyway). The first destination my dad suggested was ENGLAND (AHHHHHH!!!!!). But that got shot down because my step-mom doesn’t like cold weather… Pissed. I was so devastated (and I still am devastated). I probably could have cried. Legit. I’ll make it there eventually. Hopefully. Then they were looking a cruises. Not sure what happened there though… I would have been fine with that! Anyway, I’m pretty excited about the trip though because I’ve ever been to AZ.

Also, One Direction’s Take Me Home CD came out yesterday. I will say I really didn’t care for it when I first listened to it. But some of the songs are catchy. It’s pretty great! 245 DAYS UNTIL THE CONCERT. Can’t wait.

Lastly, I found this video of an 6 year old Asian piano prodigy on Ellen. I’m showing you because I understand everything they’re saying!! It’s the Chinese I can actually understand and know how to speak!! Plus the kid’s pretty good.

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