Friday, September 28, 2012

Bon Iver, a trippy trip, and some chipmunk cheeks.

So what were my Friday activities, you might ask?

Well my afternoon began with a trip to the oral surgeon for the removal of my wisdom teeth.
Man, that laughing gas is strong. I totally had a trip with Bon Iver in the background. I was high on that stuff. It was exactly like those laser shows at the Clark planetarium, but more of an out of body experience. (and yes, I'm a Clark planetarium nerd)
Afterwards my mom drove me down to centerville where my sister, niece, and Emily were awaiting me. I got to cuddle with Amelia all night long, she kept me company, boy do I love her!

I love my family!

Monday, September 24, 2012

What happens

What happens when you go to classes Monday, and find out you failed everything?

You go home, turn on Haydn's Symphony no. 92 in G major and work your butt off.

I'm definitely not giving up this time.

Today I'm going to take a wise homeless man's advice and "raise some hell."

Caitlin's back folks.
Caitlin is back.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Meine Deutsch Familie

I'm missing my german family today.

I miss these two cute smiling faces everyday. We had so much fun!

I think I may have left my heart in Deutschland.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I like black rimmed glasses, snitch.

I've always had this thing for black-rimmed-eyeglass-wearing-men.
I don't know what it is.

But they get me feeling all weak in the ankles.
I want to sing them sweet Ingrid lullabies and make them chocolate chip cookies.

Why am I saying this?

Well a room mate recently made her claim on a hot-jcrew-clad-black-rimmed-glasses-man. After he asked if we could have a music swap hangout. He was genuinely interested in my Ingrid collection.
I'm kinda in love.
And kinda annoyed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Here's to that random British guy who may have known what he was talking about:

The other night I watched this youtube video that addressed the topic "why women generally attract the people they don't want to attract." 

Well, can I just tell you that it changed my life?

He said that women often don't smile at the men they are actually attracted to because they feel intimidated, or nervous.  So instead we smile at the guys who we are not attracted to, because we don't care what their opinions of us are.  So if we started smiling at the men we were actually attracted to they would feel more welcome to talk to us, or even better, smile back.

This blew my mind, because it is a good theory, although it doesn't explain the countless homeless men I've been hit on. 

And that is a running total of 4.  I don't think that is a coincidence.

But, really, I'm sure the handsome men on campus see me as the cold hearted girl who glares at people as she walks up old main every morning.  Cause let's be real, I find it very hard to smile when I am hiking up old main. 

So here's to nothing, something, or maybe everything. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

thoughts from a now junior

Hello friends,

As school has just begun I have had a few thoughts buzzing around in my head that I felt needed to be typed out on this here blog.

As I look back on this year so far, I can see so many things that I have acheived.  Not because of my own hand, but from the Lord's.  I have had life changing opportunities and experiences, that I wouldn't change for the world.  Because of these experiences I have adopted a new philosophy for this school year: I need to live each day in faith, and be more sensitive to God's voice.  You never know what obstacle or blessing will come your way, but believeing and choosing to be happy is something that will change your life.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would have spent a summer in Germany with an amazing loving family.  Germany changed my life.  It changed the way I think about things, and how I see myself. 

This school year I pledge to do just that.  Stop worrying about how things will work out, and just run in faith.  I find things work out a lot better that way, anyways. 

I guess all you can do is just dream big, work hard, and be open to the unexpected.
 

God will make your dreams come true.