Sunday, January 13, 2013

Back to School

so the first week of school was...all sorts of things.
rough, exciting, overwhelming, dramatic
let's bullet point this shall we?

- i'm not at MCC anymore. it's also been a loooong time since i've been to school. i feel stupid ALL THE TIME! i know it's only been one week and i'll get back in the game soon enough but man, can't that just automatically happen??

- making new friends is super awkward and weird. 

- it only seems to rain when i'm walking/bike riding to and from school. FYI sitting in class while completely drenched is very unpleasant.
rain soaked
found this little gem on amazon and while i believe it would keep me nice and dry (and incredibly popular) i didn't buy it.
bike poncho

- my feet are so sad here. i have blisters on my heels, sides of my feet, in between my toes.
i can hardly walk, guys. it's a problem. 
foot blister

- i'm at school all day until about 2 PM and i haven't quite figured out how to eat lunch yet so i'm starvingggg every day! 
i should probably go to the grocery store and buy some more snackies but i'm also afraid of the grocery store and its prices. 
i was explaining to my sister that we tried buying a broom this week and found out it cost $12 for the broom and another $12 for the dustpan. we agreed that any broom that costs $24 should do all the work for you! agreed??
anyway, i'm hungry.

- please don't hate me for saying this but...i haven't become used to hearing the waves during the night. i'm not a very good sleeper and when you add stormy, super loud waves to the situation it just makes things worse.
i'm so sleepy!
noisy waves

- i really miss my puppy
sleep padme

now on to the good things!

- the view from across the street is unbelievable!
panoramic 2

- we finally set foot on the beach!
matt on beach

- i'm getting way better at riding my bike! 
i named my little bike Lorelai because every time i ride it i feel like Lorelai Gilmore the day her Jeep died and she had to ride her bike everywhere.
the similarities are uncanny.

- we went to Giovanni's Shrimp Truck and had some of the best shrimp i have ever EVER had!
matt giovanni's
giovannis shrimp
it was totally worth the 3 mile bike ride there and 3 miles back!
i can't wait to go again!

so to sum things up, Hawaii is a huge adjustment for me. 
i went from sitting at home all day every day for the past 3 years to having to do all these crazy new scary things!
but all in all, i'm super happy here! i'm super happy to study something that i love in a place that i love!
and i can't wait to do more crazy new scary things every day! 
Firefly Shirt


AZ Larsens said...

haha! Lorelei. So fitting. :)

I feel ya on the wave thing. When I read that on FB I was like, "Oh no." You need a sound machine! A really loud one. I got a really loud one on clearance at Walmart for the boys so they can use it instead of their fans in the winter. I'll see who makes it so you can look for one. It's awesome. It had a white noise setting that is perfect for light sleepers like you and me. :)

Chase and Amy said...

Ahh, looks so amazing! But we miss you guys. So glad you are happy there!

Cammie Haney said...

I have a white noise app on my ipod and LOVE it. What's funny is that I have it set to the ocean waves so I can pretend I'm at the ocean, ha ha :)

All of these changes sound so awesome/scary/exciting! You're a rockstar and freaking adorable.

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