I just found out I was picked to be a recruitment counselor next fall! I'm really excited, I've heard great things from my friends who've done it before and I know a few girls who didn't get picked so I feel kindof special that I was! Yay! Sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately, Life can get pretty overwhelming.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Good Morning! Today I am going to head over to the lib to do some hw. But not before showing you THIS. Viewer discretion advised. This may shock and amaze the more fabulous of my readers.
Posted by holler at 7:30 AM
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I heard a few weeks ago from a friend that there was a truck that sold cupcakes on campus every Thursday but I keep forgetting to check it out! Not today! I have had this on my planner all week and am looking forward to my yummy dessert after lunch with my big brother (it's a sorority thing.. he's a kappa sigma) Here are some pics from their websiteI will def let you know how it goes and maybe post a picture later when I'm at the lib. Have a Great Day! :)
Posted by holler at 7:54 AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A - Age: 21!
B - Bed size: Full at school, Queen at home
C - Chore you hate: Dishes! I HATE doing them by hand.
D - Dog's name: Nellie
E - Essential start your day item: Coffee
F - Favorite color: Pink
G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: Platinum
H - Height: roughly 5'3" I'm not certain though
I - Instruments you play: Voice, Piano and Violin especially but I also have training in Percussion, Guitar, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and French Horn
J - Juice: Cranberry or Cranapple
K - Kids: Negative
L - Living arrangements: The sorority house with 7 other girls and at home with my family during breaks
M - Mom's name: Mom lol
N- Nicknames: Holler is clearly a nickname
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Nope!
P - Pet Peeve: Bad manners, Poor grammar and Misspelled words
Q - Quote:
R - Right handed or left handed: Righty
S - Siblings: Little Sis and Little Bro
T - Time you wake up: ugh entirely too early
U- Underwear: ?
V - Vegetable you dislike: mushrooms
W - Ways you run late: hitting the snooze button and eventually turning off my alarm but then falling asleep
X - X-rays you've had: my pinkie finger in elementary school.. I think that's it
Y - Yummy food you make: The list is long, I love to cook and bake!!
Z - Zoo favorite: Giraffes
Spring Break is only 9 days away!!!!!!!
Posted by holler at 1:58 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I am OBSESSED with this dress from Lilly. Will post pics of the new Lilly bikini I ordered when it arrives! yay!!
Posted by holler at 4:23 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
I feel like I have been missing in action from this blog for soo long! A lot has been happening with school lately, it's been hard to balance it all but I'm starting to get REALLY excited for spring break!! My best friend and our mothers and my little sis are going to Naples, Florida. The BFF and I went just the two of us last year and LOVED it so we are going back to the same resort again this year to do it up again!! Only this time I'm 21 :) I'm going home this weekend for the first time since winter break to visit my hair stylist, Manuel. I don't know what is more frightening, my roots or my split ends. I'm looking forward to refreshing the 'do, getting my nails done, some work done, maybe hot tubbing... I'll update again tomorrow or Sunday hopefully with pics from MD
Posted by holler at 12:34 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Repost from The Preppy Mafia:
I'm beyond thrilled to announce The Preppy Mafia's 1st giveaway. A socialite starter kit:
A signed copy of Social Climbers, a preppy novel and how to guide
The Preppy Mafia sticker
Votre Vu clothing optional click here to see details
Here is how to enter:
Leave a comment with the following information--
Post The Preppy Mafia logo on your blog, facebook page, or website (all 3=3entries)
Follow SC on Face book as a fan
Add Social Climbers to your blog roll
Tweet this giveaway
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The most entries will win-so yes, you can tweet and facebook about this daily
If there is a tie the winner will be drawn at random Sunday February 21st.
Thank you, best of luck, Have a great day! Bon Voyage.
Posted by holler at 12:53 PM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Some of my sorority sisters and I warming up in the house yesterday
Second snow day in a row today, first time my school has canceled classes since the blizzard of '96. Yesterday we played in the snow and had a snow day party but today I woke up early, watched the news and drank coffee in bed, did ALL my laundry and then spent the rest of the day with my not-boyfriend. The back story on his title is somewhat confusing but I'll give it a go. I have been with not-boyfriend for around three months and though we both acknowledge the exclusivity of our arrangement he is unwilling to commit to the title of BF. We are together. Yet both "Single" on facebook. Can anyone relate to this situation? It's ridiculous if you ask me, (As the saying goes, If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck it probably is a duck so why not just call it a duck?) but this is what works for him and I like him so I'll let it ride for now. Ask me after Valentines Day and our situation may have changed based on what occurs over the holiday. Anyway today was a wonderful day and it's rare that I utter those words.
I always have dreamt of a Valentine's Day like in the movies but it's never worked out that way. The Marine (another ex, I'm not sure if he's been introduced here but he's kind of irrelevant to my life now anyway haha opps!) left a single red rose on my windshield senior year V-day in HS but no note, I couldn't confirm my suspicions of his identity until years later when we began dating. But I digress.. With the exception of the rose incident I have never really had a memorable Valentine's day. In the past, when I've been in relationships we've gone to fancy dinners which is nice but I've never gotten flowers as far as I recall... In my opinion, the best gift wouldn't have to cost a penny if it comes from the heart. A kind word. A surprise, maybe? Wouldn't it be romantic if not-boyfriend did something thoughtful for me this weekend? I hope he comes through, I have a feeling he will.
I have always wanted an Edible Arrangement Maybe my dreams will finally come true! hahah Flowers would work too, beggars can't be choosers after all! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Friday, February 5, 2010
I absolutely ADORE this apron from Anthropologie!! Happy Friday! Considering the weather forecast, I should have no problem composing a more substantial post over the weekend... Actually (KNOCK ON WOOD!) let's cross our fingers I don't lose power!
Posted by holler at 12:32 PM
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Could not resist but to post again today! I lost power last night so I am just now watching Miss America. Of course, I am a very tough critic on the talent competition. Miss DC sang the exact same Puccini aria I sang last time I competed in an MAO preliminary! What a copycat! haha Just kidding, Puccini is obviously a very influential composer but there is a lot of repertoire out there so it feels strange... Maybe this is a sign that I should compete in MAO again... and then later ANOTHER Puccini aria!? This is so weird! Miss Texas' performance in comparison with Miss DC was less accurate but I respect them both for choosing a more technically difficult style and not selling out to the pop scene.
I must say, the other singers can not touch the classical performances. It simply does not take as much talent, preparation, practice, coaching etc to sing a song from West Side Story or Wicked as it does an Italian Aria. The singing technique (or lack thereof) used in Miss Virginia's and Miss.Whoever-Sang-Les Mis's performance made me cringe. They both could really suffer damage to their vocal chords singing from the throat like that.
There she is! Miss America! AKA Miss Virginia who I previously mentioned, sang a gospel/poppy style song from Wicked. She had a question about teen/childhood obesity and I think she answered it very well, maybe better than the other contestants but it's hard to compare because of course they were all different. I think she'll be a great Miss America, and how exciting that she's from my neighboring state of Virginia, I'm sure we have a lot of mutual friends.
I'm sad to see that neither of the Puccini girls made the top 5 but I'm not surprised in the least because I know how this thing goes.. The judges always favor the girls who do pop songs and I think it shows the lack of culture and appreciation for art in America today. What do YOU think?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Hi Everyone! Sorry I have been missing in action lately. Hopefully I will be able to update more now that school is in full swing. Not much is new here, just keeping busy with classes.
For my Voice Major, I have six pieces again this semester. I have my big senior recital next spring and I am giving a junior recital sometime later this spring so most of my repertoire is working toward that. I'm singing: Si Tu Le Veux (Koechlin), Chanson d'Avril (Bizet), the Lepidoptera Waltz (Swenson), Lied Der Mignon (Schubert), Alma Mia (Handel) and a song from Schubert's Mignon song cycle I haven't decided which but probably Kennst du das land
I'm also taking:
French 3 (The LAST French I need for my major but still 2 more semesters of language to go!)
Vocal Repertoire (There are only about 8 people in the class and we listen to different singers and their interpretations of standard classical repertoire, usually pretty boring.)
Piano (this is the last semester I need so I have to practice a lot to be ready for the jury in May)
Acoustics (really boring Science credit I need and the teacher has a REALLY thick accent. I have no idea what she's saying a lot of the time.)
Mosaics 2 (Gen Ed. AKA waste. of. time.)
In other news, it has been absolutely freezing at school which makes accomplishing things difficult. It rained so hard on Monday that I had to change my clothes between my 8 am and 11 am classes. I ordered this raincoat from Nordstrom and it's being delivered Monday so hopefully I will be better equipped for torrential downpours and monsoon winds next times they strike.
I ordered it in Brit Blue. I hope it's cute! Of course I'm just in time for another snow storm at this point and I don't think I ever posted about this but the adorable snow boots I mentioned in an earlier post came DAMAGED from Ruelala which I thought was a very reputable site. I was able to return them for credit but I really just wanted to exchange them for a pair that didnt have an air bubble in the heel (They made a poping sound everytime I put weight on my right foot. Not cute.) Disappointed, I suppose if a lot of accumulation occurs I will be wearing my rainboots instead :( They are cute but tend to cut up my heels if I have a long way to walk, as is usually the case on school days.
I suppose that's about all for now, Have a great weekend everyone! Don't forget to tune in to Miss America tonight at 8 LIVE on TLC
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
AHH! So excited to have gotten my very first award! Thanks so much Alexandria! Check out her page at http://likeacomfypairofjeans.blogspot.com/
The rules of this award are
1. To accept the award, you must post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted you the award, and a link to their blog.
2. Pass the award on to approximately 15 other blogs that you recently discovered, and think are great!
3. Contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I can't stop finding blogs I love! Here are some of my winners :)
Classy in Philadelphia
Pink Green & Southern
As Simple As That
Just a Preppy Beach Chic Girl
Lets be Preppy
Pink Martinis and Pearls
Posted by holler at 7:02 AM
Monday, January 18, 2010
If you spend the night at my sorority house, you may be greeted with this as you exit.
A standing ovation.
If we consider your presence to be especially embarrassing, we might even give you our sorority chant like we did this morning. Oh how I love college, and my roomies :)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Well, I'm all moved in back at school, I'd post a photo of my room but it is still a war zone. I bought lots of groceries yesterday so I'm hoping I'll be more motivated to cook this semester. I was surprised to find Berger cookies at my local grocery store. These cookies are made in Baltimore and aren't even available at some of the larger grocery stores where I live. They're SO good!
Another food that is on my mind today is my long lost best friend Jimmy Johns. I order delivery from Jimmy Johns much too often. It's becoming a religion. They have a feature on their online ordering where I can click Repeat Last Order, select my credit card and voila, the sandwich is at my door in 10 minutes tops. It's dangerously simple for rainy days like today where I'm in bed with my Macbook and my cat is purring on the pillow above my head. No movement is necessary until my food gets here! haha ahh yummy.
More later! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hello Pretty Readers! Sorry for the long hiatus, Sick Day turned into Sick Week last week and I was out of commission for a while. But don't worry, I'm back. I got the CUTEST school supplies at the mall this afternoon. 2 packs of Lilly Pulitzer Folders, a Vera Bradley Spiral Notebook and a smaller Lilly Spiral Notebook too!
I also got this adorable set of Lilly sticky notes, they have cute little sayings on them. I can't wait to use them everywhere this semester!!!
I love school supplies. It's like a new beginning. New semester. First day of classes next Tuesday. All good things. Now I just have to pick out my first day of school outfit! haha More on that later :) Goodnight!
Posted by holler at 6:58 PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I read about this on Jess's Blog and as the legitimate blogger I aspire to become I decided to participate! This is a photo from Spring Break in Naples, FL last year with my best friend out to dinner at an italian restaurant downtown. Don't we look PRESH!
Ok Could not resist but to add another. Please ignore how heinous I look but I think our expressions are slightly adorable. You can tell we've been BFF's since 7th grade.
I'm having a sick day unfortunately, I was up with a high fever most of the night. I don't know where this came from! Hopefully it's just a virus and I'll feel better soon.
I will be ready for the next East Coast Blizzard. I've been an avid blog reader for some time now but haven't attempted a post in a while. There is such a learning curve to this thing! I was motivated to write because I have been shopping around for a pair of snow boots for a while and finally ordered some today. I purchased these Sperry Women's "Sydney" Black Quilted Boot from Rue La La for only 39 dollars. Can't wait for them to arrive. If you aren't on Rue La La yet and need an invite click here
In other news, I am home for Winter Break and hopelessly bored. There are only so many times one can organize her closets! I had a big cleaning day yesterday but today I am lacking motivation to continue what I started. I made a list on my bb of New Years resolutions so here they are, maybe if they're on the internet I will feel more pressured to stick with them.
1. Dress up for class!
This is a big one for me. I have a vast wardrobe of stylish clothing but last semester I found myself wearing the same tee shirts, leggings and Uggs every day. (In my defense, I was in a dance class which required sweats twice a week.) I'm 21 now so I think I should make more of an effort with my daily appearance. And you know what they say: If you got it, Flaunt it.
2. Make exercise a lifestyle, not a passing trend.
I am happy with my weight but I would like to be in the gym more consistently. I know that I will be competing in the Miss Maryland USA pageant again next fall so why not stick with that healthy lifestyle all year round, not just in the few months before the competition. It would be much less stress to be already in great shape and not having to cram it all in at the end. I find myself going a lot for a while then falling out of the habit when I move back to campus. THE GYM IS 2 BLOCKS AWAY. No excuses! It feels so good to be in shape.
I think that about covers it.. Of course I would also like to continue with my healthy diet and maybe cook for myself more now that we have a nice new grocery store on campus. OH!
3. Take more pictures!
Almost forgot about this one! That is not a good start! I feel that I am getting old and I want to have documentation of these last few semesters of college so that I can look back and laugh someday.
And perhaps blogging... I would like to blog more too, that could go along with the documentation of my crazy life! :)
Au revior for now!