Archive | April, 2011

#118: Netflix

28 Apr

I just found out that Netflix is now available in Canada, something I was very sad about leaving behind in America. I didn’t know what I was going to do without my limitless supply of DVDs.

#117: Third day’s the charm

27 Apr

Today I’m not so sore that I feel like I want to die. I guess the third day of working out is the charm. One day soon I’m hoping not to cringe with pain every time I sit down or stand up.


26 Apr

113. Record Store Day. I know it’s a little late. I meant to post this one last time, but I forgot all about it. I love that there’s a day that celebrates independent stores and music.

114. Buying books at thrift stores. I got 9 books yesterday for $10. Same goes for games. Disney Scene It = $3.00

115. Starting a new work out routine. Well, more like feeling motivated enough to start a new workout routine.

116. ABC Family original television. It’s so cheesy and I’m a little embarassed to admit how much I love it, but I just can’t get enough of shows like Make It or Break It.

94-111: about a zillion to catch up

21 Apr

93.    I finally know where I will be spending the next few years of my life.
94.    I will be home for the summer. Meaning that I will be home for all my fave summertime activities. I can’t wait to go camping and hiking and rafting and Lagoon-ing and zoo-ing and everything else that the warm weather brings.
95.    I have found 2 people already that are interested in sharing an apartment with me.
96.    Molly FINALLY closed on her house. I never thought the time would come, but she’s actually a homeowner. And her house is super cute. I’m so excited for her.
97.    This caramel apple cheesecake pie recipe. Amazing. I haven’t quite mastered the homemade caramel sauce just yet though. I burned it on my first try and the second was gritty. Not delicious. The pie however, 100% delicious. A few tips: I added an extra cup of nuts to the crust itself and I think next time I would double the cheesecake layer. I also just served it plain with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top of each slice.
98.    I took four Benedryl the other day and lived to tell the tale. At the time my itchy burning eyes deemed the potential overdose necessary, but in hindsight I realize it probably wasn’t a great move. Other than a drug induced 5 hour coma, I was ok. And my eyes felt great!
99.    Long chats with old friends in the entry way of Molly’s house.
100.    Dying Easter eggs with Blake.
101.    This photo of Molly and I. Aren’t we the cutest kids ever?
102.    You get a chocolate dipped strawberry at Zuppas. I love that.
103.    Pushing Daisies. I just watched the whole series on Netflix and I’m so sad there were only 2 seasons. Best show ever.
104.    Skirts. My favorite warm weather clothing item.
105.    Thunderstorms. I love thunder. Almost as much as I love it when the power goes out.
106.    The I Owe You app on my windows phone.
107.    I get to work an extra 10 hours this week. Not exciting, but I need the cash.
108.    Those white out tape roller things. My mom just got a new job where they still use liquid white out. I was stunned.
109.    Five gum.
110.    Reese’s pieces eggs. The greatest Easter candy ever.
111.    True Blood. A gloriously violent and ridiculously dramatic entertainment spectacle. Can’t wait for season 4.

I guess I have to start saying eh now, eh?

21 Apr

Well guys, it’s been ages since I updated you. I realize that I haven’t posted any pics from my trip (apart from the library ones) and that I’m a deadbeat blogger. It’s partly because I’m lazy, and partly because I have been stressing out about where I will be attending school in the fall. I felt like I was about to have an anxiety attack any and every waking moment. I found out yesterday that I didn’t get the fellowship in Boston. Apparently there was another more qualified applicant. Lame. I was a little disappointed but mostly relieved. Now I can finally get excited about Vancouver. And I really am excited. I think I will really love it. Although, this does bring on a whole new set of challenges by being an international student. I’m ready and willing to embrace those challenges though and look forward to the next few years in Canada.

#93: TU Delft Library

3 Apr

Being the incredible nerd that I am, a  good chunk of the excitement I felt about my recent trip to the Netherlands was centered around seeing library at TU Delft. I first ran across some photos of this amazing building when a friend forwarded me a list of the coolest libraries in the world. It didn’t disappoint. The first photo is of a desk in architecture library at the architecture school, which is another almost as cool building. I WILL have one someday.

Desk made of books at the architecture library

#75-92: Cambridge, Netherlands, a tiny bit of Belgium, and home again

1 Apr

75. My friend Australian friend living in England described someone’s style as “poncy with a dash of tarty.” I loved it. You have to say it with a muddled Australian/English accent though.

76. Punting. The greatest outdoor activity ever.

77. Boots meal deals. For those of you who have never seen one, Boots is like the British equivalent of Walgreens, but WAY better. Partly because they have the Boots meal deal: 1 sandwich or salad, 1 snack item and 1 drink for about three and a half pounds.

78. Friendships that you can pick right back up where you left off even when you haven’t spoken in months.

79. Sunny days in usually very gray countries.

80. My last night in England I stayed with my friend George at his aunt’s house. When I introduced myself to his cousin Sam (about 10 years old) I got the following response: “Hello, I like you. I think you’re dating my cousin. We need to talk.” Sam promptly left the room to discuss our relationship with George. When asked if he even knew which one of us I was, Sam answered: “Of course I know which one’s Chelsea. She’s the American, the big one.” Luckily I was traveling with my friend Patti who’s about 5 feet tall and 90 pounds so I wasn’t offended. Instead I found myself loving this cheeky British kid. Hilarious.

81. Noticing the moon the night it appeared 14% larger than normal without knowing beforehand.

82. I rode a bike with Patti on the back and neither of us died. Patti did sustain a few minor bruises though.

83. Drinking homemade hot chocolate with stroopwafels every day.

84. The canals in the Netherlands. They make everything so cute.

85. Mustard soup. This classic dutch dish is my new fave.

86. Charming Italian waiters.

87. Old buildings. We just don’t have them here. Not like they are in Europe anyway.

88. Making it onto my my last flight with 5 minutes to spare.

89. Making it though 4 security checks and customs in 2 different countries with all my illegal contraband. I’m a rebel with my cheese and tulips.

90. Sleeping in my own bed. Well, in Molly’s bed at least.

91. Three people showed up to book club this month. That’s 50% more than last month. It looks like I’m on a roll 🙂

92. I got an interview for the fellowship I applied for. After yesterday’s freak out, the call couldn’t have come at a better time.