Sunday, February 24, 2008

Risky Business

I love theme parties...a lot. Last night the roomies and I hit a "Tom Cruise" party at one of our friend's apartments. The idea was that everyone who came should pick a movie that Tom acted in and dress like him from that movie. Deirdre choose Top Gun...aviators, bomber jacket and dog tags. Kait and I both chose Risky Business...white button ups, long white socks and white boxer briefs. Yes, we realize that he wore tighty-whities in the movie, but boxer briefs are longer and we were able to wear other bottoms under them...more like shorts. The party was a blast, and we totally looked the part!

Next weekend we are having a toga party here at our apartment...I LOVE THEME PARTIES!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Little of This.....and That

Finally! A chance to sit down and do some blogging. Lots and lots and lots......and lots has been happing around here lately.

This last weekend, D, Kait and I, along with a girl named Natalie, went to a conference at Michigan State University for members of student/alumni groups. We drove there on Friday and stayed until Sunday morning. The conference was excellent. We had representitives from multiple schools give presentations on different activities that their universities participated in, and we were able to gather lots of good ideas of how to improve our club and its involvement in our university and our community.

During the evenings, we were free to explore campus and go out. We went bowling at the campus alley, went in the hot tub in the hotel and went for coffee at the campus coffee shop. D's brother goes to State, so he met us with some of his friends and took us out to some parties. All in all, we had a nights meeting new people and interesting days of speeches and lectures.

Bowling in action!

"ugh! so pasty, but what can you do?"

Sunday, I was sooooo tired when we got back that I sat down on the edge of my bed and found myself buried face down in my pillows two hours later. Needless to say, not much homeworking was accomplished. Thankfully the next morning, I awoke to a wonderland of frozen streets and was able to go back to sleep for several more hours...hooray for cancelled classes!

Today I FINALLY got one of my tests back: Organic...with a 98.6% WOOT! I also get my medical parasitology exam back tomorrow....hopefully that kind of score again!

And last but not least, what a busy night! The girls and I had dinner, made chocolate chip peanut better cookies, watched the *NEW* episode of America's Next Top Model and went out to view the lunar eclipse. It was awesome...what a great evening!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

It's a SNOW DAY....Perfect For Making A Fort!

Matt and John building the fort....yes the same fellows who packed our door.

The beautiful fort, complete with tunnel!

Matt finds a surprise at the end of the tunnel...

Aww! I love snow days!

It's Called Karma......

What I woke up to this morning.....

And what I found on facebook later...tagged as photos of me....

What goes around, comes around gentlemen.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cheesy Deliciousness!

This recipe is sooooo good that I just HAD to share it with you...

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

3 Potatoes, peeled
Large bag frozen broccoli, thawed
15 baby carrots
2 tablespoons chopped onion

Dice potatoes into small enough chunks to fit into a food chopper. Dice into small pieces and set aside. Do the same with the carrots and onion. Chop broccoli pieces into desired size with a large knife. Place all veggies in a covered pot of boiling water and let simmer until soft.

1/2 cup milk
4 C. milk
1/2 shredded cheddar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 lb velveeta cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon chicken flavored soup base

Melt butter in a large sauce pan and add flour until smooth. Add the milk and soup base, stirring continuously until thickened. Add velveeta cubes and cheddar, stiring until melted. Drain veggies, leaving about a 1/4 cup of water in pan. Add cheese sauce and stir well. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Excellent Advice...

"Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think that something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree."

I've Taught Myself French