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Even more procrastination…

If my last post didn’t fully exploit me as a procrastinator, this one certainly will.

I was just looking at the little calendar on the side of my blog, and I noticed a pattern over the past 3 months. Can you see it?

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Looking at March, February, and the last week of January (the week after I finished my #23til23 journey), I have only blogged on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, and the occasional Thursday.

These are my self-designated “school work days.”

Is it a coincidence that I blog on days where I should be writing papers, doing reading, or completing digital labs online?

Hell to the no.

Good LAWD I am a terrible procrastinator. I didn’t realize how bad I was until I saw it in black and white (er, orange and white) in front of me!

I used to be so good about blogging on the weekends. Now, well, I just suck.

It could be because Mondays and Tuesdays feel like the weekend (I only have class on Wednesdays and Thursdays), but that’s no excuse.

My new goal is to blog every Saturday, reflecting on my week. I’m probably jacking this idea from some other blogger before me who has stolen it from some other blogger before him or her. Whatevs. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.


I totally went grocery shopping today. I bought a load of bread to replace the stale bread in my apartment. Instead of throwing almost half a loaf of bread out, based on today’s GORGEOUS SPRING WEATHER, I decided to get a salad for lunch and eat my lunch in the park. I was also going to work on a speech I’m writing in the park, but, well, as established by this post, I’m a procrastinator. The park has a section with animals you can feed. I’m not talking geese and pigeons– I’m talking goats, pigs, emus, donkeys, roosters, fox, various types, of fancy birds, etc. It’s awesome. My Grandpa used to take me and the sibs there after school to feed the animals before we would go home to do our homework. (Sidenote– maybe he was the catalyst in my procrastination habit. Hmmmm.) ANYWAYS today I went to the park, ate lunch, loved life, didn’t get any work done, AND FED THE ANIMALS!! There were GOAT BABIES there. Like, seriously, fucking teeny tiny goat babies. They  were no taller than my knee and they could barely walk and they tripped over each other to get the bread I was feeding them and they made cute little goat noises AND IT WAS AWESOME. I seriously contemplated trying to sneak one home in my bag… it definitely would have fit.


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Have I mentioned that I procrastinated today?


#23til23 Coffee, sunsets, and dental work?


Today was an interesting day in my #23til23 adventures. I went to the dentist because a) I was overdue for a cleaning and b) I recently found out my dental coverage ends on my 23rd birthday. Oops.

While at the dentist, it was highly recommended that I get my wisdom teeth removed. This had been recommended a few years before, but the dentist had said it wasn’t important since they hadn’t grown in yet and they hadn’t been giving me any problems. Well, now they’ve grown in halfway. If I don’t get them taken care of, they could get infected. I have precisely 18 days to have an appointment with an oral surgeon (that’s scheduled for next Wednesday) and potentially have them removed. If they can wait until the Fall when I (hopefully) have a full-time teaching job and dental coverage then I’m going for that option. Blergh.


Rawr. I wasn’t expecting to add oral surgery to the #23til23 list.

One of my #23til23 challenges was to go to the park and watch the sun set while drinking a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. I chose to go to a park I used to go to with my grandpa as a kid. They have a feeding zoo filled with goats, all sorts of birds, foxes, deer, donkeys, and other animals… but the goats were the only ones out today.



Naturally, seeing as I was listening to my Les Misérables cd in the car, I started humming “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” as I paid the goats a visit. It seemed fitting.

All in all, as you can see my the collage below, I had a very peaceful time at the park. It was nice to reconnect with the park I grew up at, as it is also the park that overlooks the town where I have spent the past 4.5 years attending college and grad school. I had a few moments of reflection, a terrible tasting latte, and a really relaxing time taking photos of the sun setting…until I ripped my pants. But all’s well that end’s well, and I’m really satisfied with what I accomplished today.

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What else would you like to challenge me to do for #23til23? Let me know in the comments below!

Today has been a good day.

Today has been a good day.

I woke up, and my curls were basically PERFECT. This rarely happens.

I reached 100 posts! Wooooo!

I wore a lot of pink, a color I love but don’t own enough of, and I got a ton of compliments on how well matched my headband, earrings, necklace, and shirt were with my eye makeup.

I opened a new checking/ savings account and it was relatively painless. I even got $25!

I parallel parked in NB and didn’t kill anyone. As an added bonus, there was over an hour left on the meter when I parked!

I ate a leisurely lunch at one of my favorite eateries near campus for free. (Thank you, Living Social!) It was delicious.

I sat in a park and people watched/ wrote/ studied, and there was a beautiful breeze, sunshine, and overall bliss. A bird also decided to use my shorts as a toilet, but I’m told that is good luck.

A church group gave me a free bottle of water EXACTLY WHEN I REALIZED HOW THIRSTY I WAS. I asked what the catch was (I’m a bit skeptical of anything being free) and they told me they were just giving out water because it was hot out. (And to promote their Sunday services, but I’ll let that slide.)

I went to my university’s library and had the entire cafe to myself to study in! (It’s closed for the summer, but open for studying, so I embraced it.)

I then went to another part of the library, and I remembered that, as a a grad student, I now have Special Library Privileges (aka I can go into the Grad Student area and not be bothered by stupid underclassmen).

I found out today that, by the end of July, I’ll have two jobs. (This is a good thing.)

I spent a lot of my day studying for the Praxis I’m taking on Wednesday, and I know more than I thought I did!

I finally blogged about Taylor & Mike’s wedding, and we decided to collaborate on a fantastic blog post idea in the near future! I’m super excited about it.

I went on an impromptu photoshoot of an old cemetery, and subsequently decided to create an Etsy store of my photography. Other, more sassy items are coming soon!

Again, today is a good day. <3

Why are you having a good day?