Friday, December 30, 2005

i'm home!

i spent 2 nights in vegas and 1 night at my aunt's in arizona (well, it's 20 minutes away from both california and nevada)

let's just say...i didn't get to do much in vegas because i came down with some food poisoning or some stomach bug and spend most of tuesday throwing up...i couldn't keep anything down.

soooooo.....all that shopping and taking pictures and walking up and down the strip that i planned to do while i was in vegas.....yeah, didn't get to do any of that. pfft.

for not being 21 yet, i've been to vegas way too many times though, so it's all good. i do believe that next time i'm in sin city, it'll be after my 21st birthday! caroline is going to go wild....well, not really.

i did shop a bit while at my aunt's though. i got 2 blazers on clearance for under 8 bucks, one of those cool sequined shrugs i wanted, 2 pairs of jeans, a cool top, earrings, necklaces, a pair of those big sunglasses (which aren't the best for my face but they're fun so i thought what the heck!)....oh and i got cool jewelry and a cool gold purse in vegas at this everything $10 store in our hotel (excalibur).

since a bunch of you people are going to vegas for CHA i should do a post on vegas highlights.....

oh and my exciting news. well i can't publicly say what it is until next month. damnit i'm going crazy here! hahah!

i have a couple of pictures....but since i'm too lazy to upload them, i'll just wait til tomorrow!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!!



Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!

I'll be in Vegas tomorrow through Thursday so I'll talk to you all when I get home! *muah*

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas Eve!

I've been out and about all week and I've finally got a moment to sit, breathe and update the blog!

So yes, I've been playing and eating alllll week long. 'Tis what happens when all your friends come home and I love it!

I don't even remember what I've done. Nothing big, but a bunch of little things. All I remember is that I've eaten out a ton this week. haha.

My camera's sort of been in hibernation. haha.

OH, I've got some exciting news. Not sure if I'm allowed to say what it is yet, but I am excited. whoo hoo!

My no buying scrapping supplies until after Christmas plan didn't go over so well especially after my grandma gave me a gift early. I think I've gone scrap shopping twice this week. Whoops. And I'm still pretty much short on lettering things!

Monday, December 19, 2005

random monday thoughts

my scrapping mojo is missing. i sit down and i don't feel like producing anything. actually, i think it's more a case of "i don't feel like scrapping any of my photos"-itis. so if any of you would like to photo swap with me, PLEASE DO!! :D *insert huge hopeful grin here*

so my first full week of vacation. and it seems like it's going to be a vacation full of FOOD. lots of it. the ginormous amount of caffiene intake i've been having the last couple of months made me lose a few pounds so at least i have some room to work with, right? hahah.

so my buddy elaine was listing all the things she had planned for break. so far mine reads something like this: vegas/arizona (26th-29th or so), christmas at auntie's, downtown outdoor ice skating (we're going at night which should make it very pretty but it's gonna be freezing. for my so-cal ass anyways), SHOPPING (i am in very bad need of jeans and winter clothes), scrapping, taking picture (it's gonna be a break FULL of pictures), fondue again (probably just for dessert yummmm), movies (narnia...and other things), watching the vegas bowl (elaine goes to cal so she would really like to watch this), watching the sun bowl (she threw this in for my sake since UCLA is playing in it), EATING EATING EATING. and other things i don't have planned just yet.

so i just barely started my christmas shopping yesterday. well, i'm making most of my presents....but those presents have yet to be started. i am so so soooo bad. such a procrastinator.

we had our newspaper christmas party on friday. i didn't take a ton of pictures. but one of the photogs took nice pics of me so if i ever get them....haha. everyone thought i was drunk (even though i was completely sober!!) because i kept laughing so hard, but everyone is so freaking hilarious so i couldn't help it! and i finally made up my mind. i will be returning for my FOURTH semester on staff. am i crazy or WHAT?!

i haven't really taken very many pictures this month. perhaps my camera is recovering from them PODs last month.

i successfully resisted the urge to go scrap shopping today. sometimes laziness has its virtues. i really want to go tomorrow, though. someone help me. please. hahaha.

hello my name is caroline, and i am addicted to the sims 2. hahah. that game is really hilarious. i created all my friends as sims. soooo funny.

i am also addicted to playing graffiti with friends. sooooooo hilarious. everytime i play that with them, i sooo cannot stop laughing. such great times.

i wanna play mah jong this break...haven't done that with the buddies in awhilst.

so i leave you with this cool picture. it's an out-of-focus shot (on purpose, i put it on macro and just didn't get close to it so it wouldn't focus) of the christmas tree of the girl who hosted the courier christmas party. i would like to make a banner out of this but i have been lazy. oh well.

Friday, December 16, 2005

do YOU fondue?

We went to the Melting Pot yesterday to fondue. It was yummy. Especially the chocolate, which was just DIVINE. YUMMMMMMMMM....

Anyways, a couple of pictures. They sort of suck. It was funny because I was reading Xangas and everyone else that took pictures was like "these suck because of XYZ." Well mine suck because it was on night flash half the time and people kept moving. pfft.



Wednesday, December 14, 2005

i am greedy ;P

It's been sort of a tradition for my greedy ass to post a wish list before every Christmas and my birthday. Anyway, my greedy ass wants this stuff -

Scrapbook stuff ;)
- Foofala paper (esp. from Thrift Shop), Tags, Canvas flowers
- Autumn Leaves stitched Rub-Ons
- Heidi Swapp ghost letters/shapes, chipboard letters, tape, rub-ons, iron-ons....
- American Crafts 6th Avenue papers
- American Crafts Letter stickers (any)
- Scenic Route Bellevue and Brighton papers
- KI anything!!! :) (the one very specific thing I can't seem to find anywhere I look is the Petite Pop paper from the Garden Collection from Collection V. i also really want some rub-ons)
- Chatterbox anything!!!
- 7gypsies 97% complete tags! (one can never have too many!)
- 7gypsies 97% complete stickers
- 7gypsies rub-ons (esp. the alphabet ones...also stitching and whimsy)
- Making Memories Velvet Alphas
- Making Memories All About Alphas
- Scrapworks Ethan Kate anything (I'm especially loving the Evening Wear stuff)
- Scrapworks stickers
- Fontwerks stamps! (shapes, steelfish, flower power,
- Fontwerks Rub-Ons
- Scrapworks Tailored Tabs
- Scrapworks Tailored Letters
- Lil' Davis Cleveland Foam Stamps
- My Mind's Eye Kaleidoscope Die Cuts. I love these babies a ton!
- Prima flowers, flowers, and more flowers. I really want the new forever flowers, though. You know, the bigger kind not the teeny ones.
- Rob&Bob papers!
- Lil Davis wood embellishments
- Me&My Big Ideas Chester papers
- Pressed Petals Chip Chatter
- American Crafts ribbon

other stuff
- I need jeans really really badly.
- Since i'm obsessed with printing photos from my new printer.....photo paper!!! Especially the bigger sizes.
- lip glossssssssssssssssss!
- cute tops
- a sequin shrug
- a new coffee mug since i broke mine a couple months ago
- dodgers merchandise (i put this on every list i make!)
- pretty earrings. i can never have enough!
- i need some new reading material. i want to read me some chick lit, especially.
- those long necklaces that are trendy right now

actually, this ends up being a reference for my friend elaine, basically! ahah

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

One more day 'til bliss...



How cute is this thing? I'm a gingerbread latte fan, so I love this time of year for that. I was totally a lover of the Starbucks version until I was at Borders one day and ordered one from Seattle's Best Coffee, which is inside our Borders. Not only did I fall in love with this little gingerbread man on top of my drink but it tastes better than Starbucks's. Yum. Starbucks's version is slightly cheaper though.

So yes, I was at Borders this morning, planning to flip through mags and study for my bio final. Except, studying ended up being out of the question because of these people that were pissing me off majorly. There was this one lady who was on her cell phone the entire time....actually, it was more like every time she hung up, it rang again. I swear that thing went off every 2 minutes. To make it worse, her ring was my ring so every time it went off, I kept thinking it was MY phone...yeah. And next to me, this woman was having a therapy session or something. Well I dunno what they were discussing because they were speaking Armenian or something, but she was talking to this other woman who had a pen and pad in her lap, so that's what my little brain thought it was.

Seriously. I go to bookstores to get peace and relax. Pfft.

Oh, while at Borders I saw the new Simple Scrapbooks, with my pal Nadine's photo in the "Focus on Photos" section. It was beeeyooootiful, so I demand everyone go check it out!

My bio final wasn't that hard. The problem was that I thought it would be 50 questions like the rest of the tests, and was extremely surprised when I saw 100. But most of the questions were off the old tests which I had so.

So glad bio class is over. Seriously. My prof = an asstard. I swear, he told us 492834023804 times that he was teaching anatomy next semester and I kept thinking "well that's another reason not to take it!"

Tomorrow, I have to turn in a bunch of stuff for newspaper and then I'll be done. For 3.5 weeks, anyways.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

I tried some Diginess.



So I decided that I wanted to try it for once. So I DLed a free kit from Shabby Princess last night. I DLed the Holiday Magic kit because it was cute, but then realized that I had no Christmas-y pictures (yet)! haha. I played with it today and that is what I got.

I don't think I'll give up the paper anytime soon, though. I just love the cutting and pasting action of paper scrapping. And actually touching my supplies. And getting my fingers dirty. Whoo hoo.

But I must say - digi was quite fun. But digi-inking was hard. hah.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ice Princess?

I dug out some of my old skating photos because of a LO I had in mind...good memories.




So the first thing that came to mind when I first saw these was "damn! I look really skinny!"

These are from, like, 7th or 8th grade. I think 7th grade because these are my old skates.

And this is my skating picture from a couple of months ago....


Haha.

First thing on my list for this winter break is ice skating, I think. Whoo.

Okay, I was feeling nostalgic, okay?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Mondays fart.

Okay, not quite Monday yet.

Only two more weeks to go, though, (actually more like 1.5) so that's good.




Um, so my vanity and I took photos of myself today. Well, it was because I needed one for a LO I had in mind and I hadn't taken one since...for a few months.

That was the first time I picked up my camera in what seems like forever!

So them LOs I made...I made 2 for the Reality Scrapbooking call that I really really like....and I'm itching to post, but I can't. I swear, it's driving me NUTS.

But I can let you peek at these -


For the Effer Dare. When I first started scrapping seriously this year, I had the Memory Makers top 50 issue, and they said that paint chips were one of the trends....so when I went to Wal-Mart, I picked a BUNCH of them up. I'm talking a TON (I'm so bad). Anyways, I never ever used them on a page. Until now. I think I should start using these more often because they're kind of fun to use. Perfect for a girl like me who LOVES color!


Nadine and I challenged each other to lift each other. I chose her "Keep on Rockin'" LO because I love the design soooo much. So fun!

In other news...UCLA totally stunk it up against USC this weekend. It was PAINFUL. I think the final score was like 66-19. It looked like UCLA just decided to give up before the game started or something...Drew Olson, who's been hot all year, totally just wasn't feeling it. I was expecting them to actually make it CLOSE and an actualy GAME but it just ended up being in embarrassment. pfffft.

Oh well.

So my friend Elaine and I were talking about the future....how I'll be "starting college all over again" next year...this is what my other reality scrapbooking layout was all about. How I'm excited...but also scared and worried about being on my own.....Also...We'd been talking about her going to law school and me either working in magazines or going to grad school in NYC....and sharing a loft....we were talking about that again. So cool. I was actually going to apply to Syracuse to transfer to, but decided against it. One reason was because of the weather (I'm a spoiled so-Cal girl, what can I say?!) but the other reason was because I don't feel ready to move that far away from home just yet. But by the time I graduate from UC wherever, I would be. So cool if that would happen....

Friday, December 02, 2005

TGIF

And boy, am I glad that it's Friday because I sure am EXHAUSTED.

It's like starting to rain here. No fun.

Effer dares are back! It's funny though because when I first saw that ad I thought "scrapping inspiration" but never did anything with it.....now I can. lol.

So now that applications are over and the last issue of the paper is out, I'm just about free. Except for finals, but I only really have one "real" final, and even though it's bio, it's not cumulative so I'm not stressing TOO much over here. Maybe when it gets closer to it, I will....

And so now that I can relaxed, I scrapped yesterday. And scrapped, and scrapped some more and next thing you know it was 2 a.m. and I had to get up at 7. Whoops.


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Can anyone believe it's already December? I mean geez. This year went by fast. This semester went by really, really REALLY fast!

It's kind of hard to believe that by this time next year, life will be a lot different. More on that later.

So the beginning of the month means a new garden at 2Ps. I forgot again this month, whoops. But I must say that this month's garden was absolutely amazing. WOW WOW WOW.

I so cannot wait until all my friends are done with school too because then we can play!

The outdoor rink in downtown L.A. opened up a few weeks ago, so that's on my list of things to do. Yes, there is such a thing as an outdoor rink over here. Although it's a bit too teensy for the figure skater in me, I like it because it's cool when you skate and look up and you're surrounded by all these cool, tall buildings. I haven't been there in a really long time, though.

I also want to go to the Grove, which is like a really nice outdoor mall because I heard their decorations are really pretty and I'm the camwhore, of course!

My friend Jenny, who is studying abroad in Hong Kong this year, is also coming back for winter break so I CANNOT WAIT.

So many things to look forward to!!! But right now, I'm just looking forward to sleeping in this weekend. hah.