Monday, February 25, 2013

life goes on

5th place, bitches!

yesterday, my cheerleading team placed 5th out of 12 teams competing in our division.  needless to say, we were super excited.  we were out only one person due to injuries this time and despite throwing my back out on friday, i was able to make it through the competition (ibuprofen + deep heat, FTW).  granted now my back is completely shot and i'm hoping to get to a doctor this week so i can get some stronger drogas.

what else is going on?  nothing really.  i am siting in on our board of studies meeting as a programme rep along with my friend in the course.  i am still lazily getting stuff done in the lab.  i am considering doing laundry if my back can manage carrying all this crap.

oh!   - we had our team photo taken today, which came out kickass (except for the fact that we were missing 5 people, womp womp).

besides cheer comp yesterday, life is boring as of now until probably late march when we will have more cheerleading and then i and my teammates will be going on tour to ITALIA!!!  can NOT wait!


Monday, February 18, 2013

nothing to report.

life is continuing to drag onward.  i really have nothing much new to say since my last post, which was about 2 weeks ago.  today is a holiday in america (omgee presidents what up?!) but alas, i live in the UK now.  no presidents.  no holiday.  - although let's be realistic, if i were still in the US i bet i would have to turn up to my job.  today is just a normal day.

we had a really good social between the cheerleaders and american football players two weekends ago - lots of games and unlike some others i have been to, actually quite social.  i am proud to say i interacted with new people and thus made some new friends!  lol.  score.  we have another social tonight with the AF-ers which i will attend but lay off the booze - it's a monday, people.  a monday.

we have our next cheerleading competition this weekend in which we will hopefully do much much better.  we have been working our asses off; additionally, some stuff has been changed so it looks more clean/awesome.  granted people are getting broken left and right (a knee here, a finger there, and a back  or two), i think we will be awesome this weekend.  awesome.

ok, like i said, not much going on, but i figured i should at least update this thing once in a while.

oh, and i still hate my flatmates.  they are awful and rude and terrible human beings.


Monday, February 4, 2013


so remember that time i haven't written in this thing in forever?!?!  my bad.  my new semester starts this week (classes start wednesday) so perhaps i will use that as a starting point to remember to keep up with this.  i know i have bajillions of readers (lolz), so i will begin with an update of the last 2+ months.

let's begin with the fist half of december:
i was rushing around with my friend and assigned group partner on an oral presentation as well as a poster presentation which kept me busy and a little stressed - the stress mainly coming from the fact that we technically had a 3rd group member who contributed absolutely nothing.  i was also getting in the lab more and got to play with chemicals (with supervision from an actual chemist, haha) for my research project.  there was also the packing and cleaning and preparing for my trip home to the US for christmas.

once i got back to the US in mid-december:
can i just say i love virgin atlantic?  i have been upgraded more than once (free) to those extra legroom seats but on my journey back to the US they upgraded me to premium economy (basically, business class or one step below first class) which meant i got a GIANT seat with foot rest (ooooooh!  aaaaaaah!) and was served champagne upon boarding.  the food was even classy, with adorable salt and pepper shakers and of course, more booze.  [see instagram pic below]

when i got to america, i spent a week at my boyfriend's in boston being epically jet-lagged for most of the trip but still managing a night of raging with my old coworkers.  i then went to my parents' house in new york where i got to see my cousins, sister and her family, grandma, and this cuddly face:

^ that's jordan, i <3 him!

then it was back out to boston for a little over a week comprising of NYE and the triple birthday - me, my bestie caroline, and the bf ALL have the same bday!  caroline and i are the same day/same year while the bf is only same day (two years older which means he'll be 30 before me, heh).

january 9th to present:
i flew back to the UK, slept all day, and then did some cheerleading.  then began crunch time: i had a paper due and an exam on the 15th so i spent the next week cramming and writing.  once that was done, i spent minimal time in lab and lots of time working on our cheerleading routine.  we had our first competition this past saturday that all i can say, did not go as planned in terms of placing.  the routine was fine (with a few noted mistakes with me/my second stunt group), but we were missing a key tumbler and a key flyer who were away and injured, respectively, so that really knocked down our points.  anyways, now we just need to work harder for the next one at the end of the month!  i think we can do it.  there're are few things we can add to increase our point value as well as both missing people will, fingers crossed, be back with no new injuries from others.

and that's that.  like i said, lecture starts on wednesday (epidemiology which i probably shouldn't even be taking, lolz) and i've got to get some stuff done in lab as well as lots of cheerleading.

we are having a cheerleading/american football social this friday that is "american" themed - should be easy for me to dress up..