Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Break!

Hi. Happy Monday. Sorry for skipping out on the last two Mondays...I was enjoying my spring break at home with my friends, family, Jerrod, and Massey! Instead of my random Monday scoop, here's a quick recap of what I was up to in IL:

Reunited with this guy & Portillo's!

Finally got to enjoy some country walks with the boys

Massey was introduced to his first combine...tire. Anyone notice the irony?

Massey is huge. He once weighed 10 pounds. Now he weighs 50. He still has over a year and a half to grow. Big boy.

I ate my fair share of donuts. This one was definitely my favorite. That would be M&Ms.

Jerrod and I took snowboarding lessons. This is me looking like I know what I'm doing. What I'm not showing you is the countless falls, the bruises, and the very sore tailbone and butt. It was a blast, though!

Jerrod was a snowboarding pro. 

Eventually I switched back to skis so we could go on more than just the bunny hill. 

I hung out with my mom. We had lots of coffee, drove around a lot (maybe got lost), did some shopping, ya know, mom and daughter things!

Hung out with Connor! Danced. Ate. Had some brews. Laughed. 

Reunited with two of my favorite girls!

Spring break was an absolute blast! I didn't touch my homework (meh). I hardly went on the internet. I enjoyed every second. Before I knew it, my time was up and I was headed back to California. Thanks for the fun times, everyone!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday: Seven

Hi. Happy Monday. Here's the random scoop:

"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that. Look at who you want to be and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you'd be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become." - Chris Hadfield

So even though I promised my mom that I would try to post some healthier eats. I couldn't not share this with you. But before I do...
  • Do you like bacon? 
  • Do you like macaroni and cheese?
  • Do you like tacos?
If you said yes to all of these things, I present to you....THE DOUBLE DECKER MAC & CHEESE STUFFED BACON WEAVE TACO. I repeat THE DOUBLE DE-ok. You had me at Double. THIS. 

Photo taken from Dude Foods

Yes I was on a website called Dude Foods. Yes I squealed when I saw this. Yes I want to eat 10 of them. For deets behind the crazy taco, go here: Dude Foods

Any of you Chris Isaak fans? My mom and I used to listen to this song in the car a lot when I was younger.

I would like to visit and illegally climb (because apparently there's a security guard) the Haiku Stairs in Hawaii. 

It occurred to me that just over two years ago, I was experiencing one of the most frightening times of my life - it, of course, happened in American Samoa. My friends and I tried finding some waterfalls only to partially start a rockfall, I almost got pushed off a ledge after getting hit in the back by a large rock, and then I slid down the side of a very steep hill. Fun times that was! (It really was fun. Scary, but fun.) If you're interested in reading the whole story, you can view it here: Quinn's Mountain Slide For some reason, I don't have any pictures on that post, so here are some:

That is what I attempted to climb up and then proceeded to slide/fall down.

I went from clean and sweaty to sweaty, muddy, bloody, and very wet. 
(Sorry for the weird picture. I think I took this via my camera timer. Ha. Mountain selfie.)

Jerrod is officially back in Illinois! After today, 3 more full days in California before I'm jetting off to Illinois.

A seagull pooped on me yesterday. A big kersplat of seagull sh*t all over my shirt and backpack. Good thing I was wearing white. Gross but also very funny. I had been walking over a bridge and the gull was standing on top of a ledge. When I turned up at it, it just stared at me. I couldn't tell if it was giving me a "sorry" face or a "you deserved that" face. Thanks, seagull. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday: Six

Hi. Happy Monday. Here's the random scoop:

We were hit with what sounded like hurricane a couple days ago (I kid. It was definitely not a hurricane.) - rain, wind, humidity, the whole springy sh-bang. I understand that some of you are still experiencing polar vortex weather. Please know that soon I will experience it too. Yay!

Read & Watch:
Have you hopped on the Divergent trilogy bandwagon yet? If not, you must! Here is a link to Amazon so you can press 'add to cart': Divergent Trilogy Box Set. The books are quick & easy to read, thrilling, a little dramatic, a little romantic, and based in the future of Chicago. The author is younger than me (and is now set for life because...)

Divergent comes out in theaters on March 21st! I am so stoked. It may or may not have been the initial reason as to why I'm going home for spring break. My mom has also read the books and I'm excited for a date to the movie theaters. Here's the trailer if you haven't watched it yet, but I would HIGHLY recommend that you read the book first. Go, now, hurry - you have 18 days!

Remember this is a judge free zone (because I say so!)...aka no hatin' on this cute little baby boy band. I mean, they are cute! I think one of them even dated Taylor Swift! Probably a bad idea because she without a doubt has already tore him apart in a song. Whatever. Just listen. Please? 

Story of My Life - One Direction

So I recently discovered the Huff Post Taste website? Umm it's awesome? Like so awesome that I get excited when I forget about it and then remember it again. Anyways, I happened across this article Smell Breakfast All Day Long With an Adorable Scented Necklace and I was instantly intrigued. I love the smell of breakfast! Please read the article. It will be worth it. Kind of.

Photo source: Tiny Hands Online

Because you obviously want to smell like a half-eaten corn dog all day....