Recently

It has been a little busy here in the real world of my life. Blog land has been neglected once again, and I am very sorry for my loyal readers out there. School has been in full swing. A term ended and B term started. I just love group projects in online classes! Work has been keeping me busy, and I am really enjoying it, minus dealing with some very unruly children. Winter arrived today. I am not a huge fan of the cold, mostly because it makes my arthritis hurt even worse. Speaking of that, I had my second infusion treatment done yesterday. I am no longer in remission and the lovely disease is back with a vengeance. Since this is not much of a entertaining post, I have done some shopping and acquired things from the parents, so I will share that with you.

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.24.33 PMJ.Crew Tippi Sweater (UK Blue)

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.27.31 PMJ.Crew Elbow Patch Sweater

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.32.51 PMI am loving this J.Crew Factory Fair Isle sweater

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.34.56 PMJ.Crew Factory Color Block Elbow Patch (notice the trend)

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.37.57 PMJ.Crew Men’s Flannel

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.41.25 PMBarbour Bedale Jacket (Finally!)

Look out for the Christmas wish list soon!

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Oh, Mexico

My last week in San Diego started today. Nothing too exciting happened, except for the protests around San Diego about Syria. I also woke up to two homeless people fighting around 4am. Fun night. I finished chapter one for my educational law class. Let me tell you, real exciting stuff there.

After spending some time in he dog park, and no dogs running because there is a heat wave, I ventured down to the outlet mall. It happens to be 2 miles, if even that, from the border of Mexico. Adventure. I picked up a couple things from J.Crew.

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Charley sweater

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Lace front sweater

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Blazer

I also got a few more things that I could not find on the website. The outlet mall was really interesting. Lot’s of Mexicans. There was also a huge fence behind it, and border patrol roaming around. I also took pictures. No, I did not cross into the boarder because one, I did not have my passport and Dad somehow thought I was in Mexico at a mall. Oh, Dad.

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That is as close as I will get to Mexico.

Nothing New

Tonight not much has happened besides my dive master class getting underway. While I was thinking about something to blog about, I saw Surrounded by Imbeciles post about the categories that are listed on the side of the blog page. Since the creative juices are not flowing tonight, I am going to follow this and see what the first thing I can come up with might happen to be.

101 in 1001 – I really need to update this more often.

Adventure – I am flying back to Nashville on Thursday. Airports are always interesting.

Adventure Across America – Part II will begin at the end of October.

Beach – I have not been in two weeks. Pathetic.

Books – Currently reading some more Hemingway

Concerts – Old Crow Medicine Show on Saturday!

Dogs – Abbie is snoring

Dreams – Had another dream about clowns last night

Family – Seeing them at the end of this week!

Fashion – Pretty pumped about my new shoes, Blu Kicks.

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Fiji – Soon close!

Fishing – Hemingway’s books also talks about fly fishing

Food – Can’t wait until sushi

History – Talked about maritime history in dive master class tonight

Kayaking – Need to go

Movies –  Haven’t been since Top Gun 3D

Museums – Tattoo exhibit possibility

Music – Daft Punk

Nashville – Thursday

Pictures – Sent the shark one to my grandpa

Quotes –  The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

San Diego – Amazing

Savannah – Not so much

SCAD – No more school

Scuba – Master Diver!

Sea Life – Shark Week is soon

Shopping – This will be happening in Nashville

Spiritual – I am

Sports – Fall means football in the South

Technology – I am loving my new computer

The South – I miss it

Travel – Everyone should do it

Uncategorized – This post

 

2 Month Update

I have said this before and I will say it again. I am the worst blogger of all time. School started stressing me out, midterms happened, and papers and projects took over my life. Yes, the quarter finished almost two months ago, but life got in the way. I am going to do an update through pictures of things that have happened. I promise that I will try my best to blog more now that I am on break!

Oysters at Table 3

Oysters at Table 3

If you have not been to Table 3, you must try it. They always have a great selection of oysters, and my mom swears that the fries are the best thing ever.

Dad and I at the NYC party

Dad and I at the NYC party

This was this past weekend at the Lebanon Airport for the Nashville Yacht Club Christmas Party in one of the members hanger. So much fun!

My family!

My family!

My Alpha Omicron Pi family has grown since 2008. The chapter went from 3 members to 35 now! I am one proud panda. A few are even missing from here too! ALAM!

Starting the next level!

Starting the next level!

I have started my Advanced Open Water Course with PADI! I got cleared to scuba dive, and also found out I no longer have hearing loss. Apparently I am weird.

New necklace

New necklace

I bought this little anchor necklace from Red Earth Trading Company at their pop up shop in Hillsboro Village! Everyone needs to check them out.

'Merica!

‘Merica!

Yes, this was Halloween. I was America. I even rode the bull at Saddlebags on River Street.

Blackjack Billy

Blackjack Billy

This band, Blackjack Billy, played at Saddlebags in October. Some classmates and I saw them and they are amazing. They are playing at the Wild Wing Cafe in Franklin, TN on December 20. Check them out.

Two amazing things

Two amazing things

I went to this new coffee shop in Green Hills called The Well to work on some things for my internship. I found these great little finds. Love Does is the title of a book that I have read by Bob Goff. Everyone should read it. The book from what I have heard is amazing. Can’t wait to start reading it!

Attractive.

Attractive.

I got my wisdom teeth out a week and half ago. I look lovely.

 That’s it for tonight. I have lots to update on, but I will be saving those for other posts. Thanks for still reading.

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

I know it’s a tacky thing to take a song title as a blog post title, but the creative juices are not flowing tonight. Work was busy for a Tuesday, but I am not complaining 75 bucks in the vacation fund. $36 more to go before I reach my goal!

So I completed number 43 on my list of 101 in 1001 yesterday. I went on a date. We saw Prometheus in 3D. I was not impressed. For one, I don’t like all that science fiction stuff. It was 3D which means stuff flying in my face and me jumping out of my seat. That didn’t happen, but it was nasty and bloody and I didn’t like it one bit. The ending was horrible. We just sat there and both said thats it? Strange. I also saw the preview for the Lincoln and zombie or vampire movie. Seriously? I just want to see it for the heck of it and try to figure out how on earth they came up with the idea! It was an overall good Monday. I went for a 10 mile bike ride since the whole trying to run thing isn’t going to work out. Cue the stupid rheumatoid arthritis saying now.

Another reason why I liked yesterday, I got a graduate assistant spot! More info to come once I am presented with it. With that being said, I turned in my notice at work tonight. I also met Billy Currington at store in downtown Savannah. He’s really nice and talkative. He was also jealous that I go to SCAD. Well, thats it for today. Hopefully I won’t go crazy from all these bug bites!

Kayaks and Old Fort Jackson

I decided to do more touristy things today after I got frustrated with trying to put my drafting table together. Tools and I do not get along. One major reason for this, I needed to get Dad a birthday present. It is awesome. After his birthday I’ll share it with everyone. He now has the link to this blog.

I headed out to Broughton Street in downtown. I haven’t really walked around this street. A lot of stores are there like Gap, Banana Republic, and local stores. If you’re a male, I suggest you check out J. Parkers. Great stuff. After getting Dad’s present I headed down to Half Moon Outfitters just to look around. It doesn’t compare to Cumberland Transit back in Nashville at all. Oh well. With my luck, it started pouring down rain. I ran into the closest place, which happened to be a place to eat. The name of this little place is Kayak Kafe. It’s a healthy, all natural place, and supposedly has great fish tacos. It is also connected to a 24 hour gym and yogurt fusion place. So I decided to get the fish tacos. They were amazing.

Fish Tacos

Once the rain stopped, and I finished my lunch I decided to walk around some more. It’s really a nice walk. I saw the very controversial McDonald’s that just opened and it was packed. Guess people are happy it’s there now. Found a cute little boutique that won’t break the bank account and a few that could do that every thing. I had to set a reminder on my phone when my parking meter expired, everyone got tickets it seemed like, and I didn’t want mine. I headed back to where I was parked and decided to stop in to this little kitchen store. It has some cute things. Packed because a tour group decided to enter. That’s another thing, tour groups. They are everywhere I am learning. Anyways, I bought a sign that says I love Bacon. Can’t wait to hang it in my kitchen.

After leaving, the sun decided to come back out and I thought it would be a great thing to go and visit Old Fort Jackson. I also wanted to know if they were hiring, which is a no in case you were wondering. The fort is the oldest staying brick fort in GA. It was built before the War of 1812. The first fort was built in during the Revolution by by American forces, but closed in 1778 due to disease. Thomas Jefferson authorized the purchase of this land known as Salter’s Island for $1,800. The fort was named in honor of James Jackson, a Colonel in the American Army. So before someone asks, it was not named after Andrew Jackson. 

During the early part of the Civil War, the fort helped to protect Savannah and also served as the headquarters. On December 20, 1864, the Confederate troops were forced to abandon it due to Union General Sherman’s advancement. The Confederates did not want the Union forces to make use of it, so they set it on fire, rigged the front gates so they would explode, and tossed all the ammo into the river. The following morning, Federal troops raised the Stars and Stripes above the fort. In 1923, Congress voted to sell the fort as extra property. In 1969, the Georgia Historical Commission opened it back up to the public. Money issues caused it to close in 1975. On Labor Day in 1976, the Coastal Heritage Society reopened it. They still run it today.

Just a little side note, the mosquitos are miserable, the view is amazing.