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Friday, December 30, 2011

Gin-ga

This morning I woke up with excruciating pain in my throat. The kind where it feels like shards of glass are having a party in my mouth everytime I feel the need to swallow. Which is about 9 times every minute. But who's counting?
I did a little research. After taking teaspoons of cough medicine that tastes like Jager and glue, spraying numbing spray down my throat, and gargling a whole pint of hot salt water..I really felt like crying.
Image via Pinterest
Then I noticed some lemon and ginger tea in the pantry. So I made a mouth-numbingly hot cup of that, let it steep for-ever and added some honey and a pinch of tumeric. Hello heaven!
Just thought I would share that for anyone going through the same thing I am. Chances are, if you live in England you probably are since everyone seems to be getting the same thing.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

England so far..

I have seriously been neglecting my blog. I have so many things that I want to share from England but when you're on vacation, it's hard to find the time to even check your e-mail. Basically I've been eating a lot, drinking a lot [of tea], and traveling/shopping all day. I love it here. It's cold and feels like Christmas all the time. Yes, it rains a ton, but I am not much of a sun person anyway. The temperature has actually been pretty nice. It's cold enough to wear cute 'wintery' clothes but warm enough that you're not shivering to death and your face doesn't go numb. The past two times I've been here I've gotten really sick. Well, I've managed not to this time. Until today. Which is why I'm laying in bed posting this right now =D.
Here are a few pictures so far. Enjoy!

Stonehenge
Buckingham Palace

Royal Crescent in Bath
X-mas breakfast!
Obsessed with this chandelier - Bath Abbey

Made yummy champagne cupcakes
Afternoon tea was delish!
Afternoon Tea in Romsey
Bath Abbey
Wild Horse in Beaulieu
Swans in Beaulieu
Christmas markets in Winchester
Tower Bridge
Poffertjes..We ate these in Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. They are amazing.
Beautiful architecture in Bath Abbey

Bath
My brother and his girlfriend came to England!

X-mas dinner
Wild horse in the New Forest
Pablo Picasso at the Tate Modern in London
Big Ben
Found my dream house in Bath
Call me weird, but I really love old cemetaries

London
Trying to act posh ;)
London Eye
More wild horses
Trying to find Platform 9 3/4 ..again
<3
Barn converted into a house/office...lovely

Monday, December 12, 2011

Finals-Day One

Today is the start of finals in my second to last semester of college. As much as I hate to say it, I know that one day I'll look back and WISH I had only the stresses that I have today.Only four exams & three days left and I'll be leaving on a jet plane to England!
Good luck to everyone taking finals. I feel your pain!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happiness

Do you ever get those days where all you want to do is lay in bed and block out the world? Then there are days when you wake up and all you want to do is go out and make friends with the world. I am having one of those days. One of those days where you are so happy that if a complete stranger walked up to you and screamed profanities in your face, you'd probably just shrug it off and give him a hug or something.
That may be a bit of an exaggeration but you catch my drift. I'm a happy girl today! And it's only 10a.m. And I am aware that I have to proctor a 2-hour final exam and go to work straight after.
I am so thankful for days like this and wish everyone could receive more of them. Imagine if everyday, every person in the whole world was having an amazingly happy day. There would be no use for fighting, killing, or wars. We would all be too content with spending moments with people we love, trying out new foods, travelling around the world, making new friends, reading new books, learning more things, exploring different cultures, or helping people in need.  I wish we were all fortunate enough to have days like this, everyday.

Here's to having a blissful day!




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LMFAO- Sexy and I Know It

My boyfriend is on the Men's Tennis team at my university (Embry-Riddle). They made this video for a talent show and I had to share it. They are hilarious! And my dog, Toby, even makes a few guest appearances ;)
Enjoy!


ERAU Men´s tennis talent show video from David Spennare on Vimeo.

Monday, December 5, 2011

How to make the most pointless lunch ever

My boyfriend often tells me that I don't eat enough. Well, here I am to prove him wrong. Sort of.


How to make the most pointless lunch ever
Servings: 1
Ingredients:
1 box of shells and cheese
1 bottle of Sriracha hot sauce
1 jar of pickled jalapeno peppers
1 bottle of Asian toasted sesame dressing


Step 1: Make a box of Shells and Cheese
Step 2: Pour the whole box onto your plate.
Step 3: Mix in some Sriracha hot sauce
Step 4: Mix in some picked jalapeno peppers
Step 5: Mix in some Asian toasted sesame dressing (which, by the way, is amazing.....on salads)
Step 6: Eat the whole plate.


Step 7: Puke it all out because that's way too much food and that sh*t was disgusting!
Step 8: Say to yourself, "What the hell is wrong with me?"
Step 9: Make a bowl of cheerios.


You're welcome. Enjoy!

The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011

One of my friends posted this on Facebook and I thought I would share it on here. It brought me to tears. It made me step back and realize how fortunate I am to live a normal, happy life. While I am stressing out over finals week, thousands of people are suffering and dying in other countries. It almost seems like a blessing that I should be stressing out over finals!

Hope you enjoy.


"The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011"
Source:http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-most-powerful-photos-of-2011



1.
Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.
(Getty Images / Justin Lane)
2.
A whirpool forms off the Japanese coast after the tsunami on March 11.
(Reuters / Kyodo )
3.
This sightseeing boat, Hama Yuri, was pulled 1300 feet from the coast and somehow balanced itself on a two story house during the tsunami in Japan.
4.
Members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1.
(Reuters / HANDOUT)
5.
Two lights from the former site of the World Trade Centers shine for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
(Reuters / GARY HERSHORN)
6.
Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office.
(Getty Images / STAN HONDA)
7.
A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)
8.
A before and after shot of Joplin, Missouri after a massive tornado on May 22.
9.
Friends and loved ones gather at the Oslo cathedral to mourn 93 victims killed in twin terror attacks from a bombing in downtown Oslo and a mass shooting on Utoya island on July 24.
(Getty Images / Paula Bronstein)
10.
A monstrous dust storm (Haboob) roared through Phoenix, Arizona in July.
Source: danbryant.com
11.
A policeman detains an opposition activist in Baku on March 12. Azerbaijan police detained more than 30 activists of the opposition Musavat Party when its members took to the street of Baku to protest against the ruling elite following a similar rally a day before. (Reuters)
12.
Christians protect Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt.
Source: @NevineZaki
13.
An aerial shot of the damage immediately following the Japanese tsunami.
(Reuters / KYODO)
14.
A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan on March 14.
(Reuters / Yuriko Nakao)
15.
A man sits in front of a destroyed apartment building following the Joplin, Missouri tornado. (Reuters)
16.
A University of California Davis police officer pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an "Occupy UCD" demonstration in Davis, California. (Jasna Hodzic)
17.
A mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completely destroyed by a tornado in April.
(AP / Jeff Roberts)
18.
Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate. (Reuters)
19.
Firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder, watching a news bulletin in Times Square declaring that Osama bin Laden was dead on May 2.
20.
Slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's dog "Hawkeye" lies next to his casket during funeral services in Rockford, Iowa. Tumilson was one of 30 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan on August 6 when their helicopter was shot down during a mission to help fellow troops who had come under fire.
21.
A boy looks at a figure of Steve Jobs next to flowers laid in his tribute at an Apple store in Hong Kong, China.
(AP / Kin Cheung)
22.
Cars are abandoned on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive during the "Snowpocalypse" in February.
23.
Facebook played an extremely important role in the uprisings throughout the Middle East.
24.
84-year-old Dorli Rainey was pepper sprayed during a peaceful march in Seattle, Washington. She would have been thrown to the ground and trampled, but luckily a fellow protester and Iraq vet was there to save her. (Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com)
25.
Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was knocked to the ground by a police officer's riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.
(Getty Images / Rich Lam)
26.
Hurricane Irene approaches the east coast.
27.
Billy Stinson comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood on August 28 in Nags Head, N.C. The cottage, built in 1903 and destroyed by Hurricane Irene, was one of the first vacation cottages built on Albemarle Sound in Nags Head.
(Getty Images / Scott Olson)
28.
Flowers and tributes are seen outside the home of Amy Winehouse in London on July 24.
(Reuters / STEFAN WERMUTH)
29.
Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington, D.C., moments after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook the nation's capital. The earthquake was centered northwest of Richmond, Va., but could be felt from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
(AP / J. Scott Applewhite)
30.
Mihag Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child, is held by his mother in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee in the town of Dadaab, Kenya. The baby has since made a full recovery.
(AP / Schalk Van Zuydam)
31.
A woman jumps from a burning building during the London riots in August. (Amy Weston / WENN.com)
32.
Office workers look for a way out of a high rise building in central Christchurch, New Zeland on February 22. A strong earthquake killed at least 180 people.
(Reuters / Simon Baker)
33.
A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan after the massive earthquake and tsunami.
(Reuters / ASAHI SHIMBUN)
34.
A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels on March 24.
(Reuters / Thierry Roge)
35.
A woman rebel fighter supporter fires an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces from Benghazi on March 19.
(Reuters / GORAN TOMASEVIC)
36.
Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with colored water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala on May 10.
(Reuters / James Akena)
37.
A student is punched in the face by a police officer in Chile. Students in Chile are demanding a new framework for education.
(Reuters / VICTOR RUIZ CABALLERO)
38.
An aid worker using an iPad captures an image of a dead cow's decomposing carcass in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border on July 23.
(Reuters / STRINGER)
39.
A Libyan rebel is pictured with Gadhafi's golden gun.
(Getty Images / Philippe Desmazes)
40.
Harold Camping speaks about the end of the world. The world was supposed to end on May 22 of this year.
(AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez)
41.
A phone hangs off the hook on Wall Street.
(Reuters / LUCAS JACKSON)
42.
US gay service members march in a gay pride parade for the first time ever.
(Getty Images / Sandy Huffaker)
43.
A woman hangs onto a street sign in chest deep water along the flooded streets in Rangsit on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 24.
(Getty Images / Paula Bronstein)
44.
A distressed bride attempts suicide in China after her fiance abruptly called off their marriage. Still in her wedding gown, she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window of a seventh floor building. Right as she jumped, a man managed to catch and save her.
(Reuters / CHINA DAILY)
45.
A U.S. Army soldier takes five with an Afghan boy during a patrol in Pul-e Alam, a town in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan
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