Thursday, December 16, 2010

5...

It's snowing! There is a nice white coating on everything outside and it's still comin' down! I hope there is some snow for when you get back! Actually on second thought, no snow. I don't want anything delaying your flights. Let's hope for snow on Christmas or something instead. Yeah. That's better...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

6...

This is the 100th post on this blog. Groovy! Ahhhh I miss you so much this last week is exciting yet painfully slow! Can't wait to see you!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

7...

Today was my last day in NYC, I hung out with everyone, headed to Union Square with Justine for a bit, then she went to work and I explored this awesome open air Christmas market there. There was lots of cool stuff, including this awesome tea market thing with bowls of tea it smelled so good.








I got some parts of your Christmas presents today... I'm not telling...

Monday, December 13, 2010

8...

Only 8 days left!! I am in the city to spend a few days with Dan/Nick/Justine. They say hi! We went to this big fancy market with all this awesome fresh food called Eataly and got some stuff to make a big dinner, it was so good. Tonight we got to go to a free exclusive pre-screening of Tron Legacy. We have all been so excited for the movie for a long time and it was sooo awesome!! Then after the movie, it was snowing! So we walked through the city in the snow, met up with Maureen, got some dinner, and enjoyed the winter. I can't wait to go to the city with you to see the tree and everything when you are back!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

9...

Today is the day you would have been coming home if you didn't change your flight! Were into the single digits now, wooo!!!! So exciteeeeeddd!!!

Hmm as far as a post goes... well last night Dave, Katie, Danni, Jon, Maureen, and I went ice skating! I thought I used to be a little better at it... hmm... guess it's been too long because I most certainly sucked haha

Saturday, December 11, 2010

10...

Only 10 days until I get to see you again!!!! AHHH!!! Start the final count down!!! I can't wait for this agaaiinnnnnn:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure!

On the way home we stopped and spent the day in Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks! It was awesome! It was so empty we hit every ride in both parks in one day, sometimes more then once! Also, the new Harry Potter world area is so awesome! Hogwarts castle is so exact and all the rooms inside are there, and butter beer is delicious!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

All Done Down Here, Let's Head Back North!

Hey you! So today was our last day in Hollywood Florida. I woke up, went for my last run along the beach, found an organic farmers market and got some delicious food, then worked for the last day. We are all packed up now, and ready to head home... or are we? We decided on the way home were gonna stop and spend a day at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure, check out Harry Potter world and some crazy new coaster that opened. I'm so excited! I really shouldn't spend any of my money I just earned, but were going to be passing by anyway so why the hell not!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Miami, Zoo, and Feeding Giraffes!

Today we went to Miami, visited South Beach, and went to the Miami Metro Zoo. The beach was beautiful, and the zoo was amazing! Best zoo ever! No bars or cages, it was all natural boundaries so none of that animal-in-captivity look which always makes me sad at zoos, and we got to pet and feed Giraffes! It was tons of fun, and then we went to work late, I sat back and had a drink in a pineapple, and then after an hour we closed up shop. It was a pretty excellent day!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

So Much Free Delicious Vegan Food!


I made friends with these 2 women who were operating a vegan foods stand at the fair today, and by the end of the day they were the latest victims to the fair's absolutely terrible crowd, and decided to cut their losses and leave. It was too bad, they are were so nice. HOWEVER! They gave me tons of free food when they did leave, including a bunch of bowls of chips and delicious fresh guac she made that day, a bag full of vegan cakes, some fresh juice blends that she made, and 4 big ripe apples. So awesome! And so delicious! Jon and I will feast for ages... I kept thinking I wish you could try this guac the whole time hahaha

Potential Deliciousness In Store...

I'm very excited, today when we get to work they are going to have the Freestyle Alligator Wrestling Competition. It's gonna be boss as hell! Also they will be selling alligator meat, and I can't wait to try some! Also while on the topic of food, I had really good guac yesterday and it made me think of you, I miss you!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A... Unique? Thanksgiving...

Well today for Thanksgiving Jon and I spent it in a very strange way I guess... first we got up, were lazy and rested for a bit, then we got suited up for hiking and drove out south-west to the Florida Everglades to hike and explore. Only there isn't much hike-able land, didn't realize just how wet the Everglades really are. Thought there would be some paths or docks or something. Oh well. We did not have enough time before work to rent a fan boat so we had to turn back. For dinner, the only place open was a Walgreens. Yeah. So we feasted on Ritz, Oreos, and a fruit cup. You know, a hearty traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

I'd have uploaded a few more pictures, but the internet connection here is sucking up the place and it took me forever just to get the one there. PS Miss you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving babe!! I hope you manage to find what you guys want and have a great thanksgiving over there! Jon and I will be trying to have ourselves a good one before work as well haha.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I have internet! Yes!!

I don't know how available I'll be or if this changes the video for next week thing, but I do have internet at this little inn!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Can't Sleep

Blahhh! I have been sitting in bed for almost an hour now, and I should really go to sleep because I'm tired, but I can't because I have facebook open and I just keep hoping that you'll sign on and I can talk to you because I miss you so muchhh ahhh! I'm running out of things to do and pretend I'm actually staying up for when really it's just for that slim chance I'll catch you haha. I was so mad I had my computer on earlier in the night and I walked away twice for like 15 minutes, and both times you had signed online right after I left and signed off right before I got back. Just my luck! Wahhh!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sorry About Not Updating Lately...

Sorry about the lack of updates around these parts lately, it's because my aunt was so sick and now she has passed away so it's been very hectic with stuff related to that and will be the next couple of days still, the wake is the next 2 days and then the funeral. So I haven't had much in the ways of fun news and adventures to share here obviously ha. Love you!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Video Message 10!



Whoa whoa! Hit the double digits! Even though it should have been 11 since I missed that one week, still cool!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm Officially Counting Down!

Okay, so since you have a set day to return to America now, I'm officially counting down to when I get to see your beautiful face and kiss you times infinity! And that count is at: 42 Days

I miss you so much Lauren! I love you and can't wait to see you again!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gettin' A Little Archery In...

Hey babe! So I saw that picture of you with a bow and realized I've been slacking and if I really do want to shoot an apple off your head with my mad skills when you get back I better get to practicing! So I had a little archery time in my backyard. I'll be honest. It didn't go very well. First time I've actually taken your dad's bow out to use because I had to try and fix the arrow rest, and I noticed when I started shooting that the string wasn't even, and my arrows were flying out of control. :( I guess I just didn't notice when your dad gave it to me, I don't see how something could have happened to it it's been sitting undisturbed in my room all this time. I will have to see if I can fix it when I have some free time!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No Video Message For This Past Week, Blah...

Blah! Sorry babe, but I have not had a chance to even come up with an idea for this past weeks video message, and now it's almost time for the upcoming weekend's so I guess I had my first week without a video. I'm sorry! I know your super busy with finals now and everything anyway so you probably wont even check this for a little while, but I'm disappointed in my self regardless haha. I've just been so overwhelmingly busy with my family because of the whole aunt dying of cancer thing and every day for the past few days I've been getting up at 5 to go to my uncles so that I can take care of the kids and get them all on the school buses while he is at work and their mom is with my aunt taking care of her and then after school they come over and we take care of them until night. Any free time has been spent driving people places or visiting her. So added into the lack of time is a lack of fun ideas. Blah! I didn't want to miss a video so I'm mad at myself hahaha that was my one big goal for this whole thing. Oh well. :/

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN BABE! I know you did the whole costume and celebration thing yesterday, but still! WOO! I got stuck working for the last day the whole time, which stunk :( but still! IT'S HALLOWEEN! Ain't nothin' gonna pull my mood down on Halloween. I trick-or-treated my neighbors just so that it would count and had candy to eat at work lol, and while I didn't have a costume this year I did spend my day dressed up in a costume scaring people so it sort of counted and at least I was in the spirit of the holiday and all. I hope you did something fun today! Today was also the first time we turned the lights on inside the laser mazes and saw all the damage we did with our.... enthusiastic... scaring to the maze. There were holes scattered ALL over the walls from us smashing them with things. That picture above is some of the holes I made hahaha. After the park closed tonight it was the end of this year's season, so Jon, Maureen, Sean, Dan, Jamie and I went out for pizza and stuff after to celebrate the end of the year. It was fun, and alas - I'm unemployed lol. At least for 3 weeks until I head to Florida for a few weeks for work. I love you!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Late Video Again...

This week's video message will be Monday or Tuesday again, sorry! I take it that it doesn't really matter too much, but I feel like saying it anyway damnit! Jeeze... some people...

In NYC Right Now

Hey you! So I'm in NYC right now in Dan/Nick/Justine's apartment. Last night we went to the special pre-screening of the new Tron movie, they showed a bunch of scenes of the movie in Imax 3D, about 23 minutes worth, and had trivia to win prizes. Nick won a prize pack that was largely full of garbage but had a sweet light up Tron hat in it that we were all jealous about. I got a cool Tron poster. The parts we saw of the movie were so awesome, I'm so excited for this movie it looks like it's gonna be real great. After that we headed over to Union Square, got some $1 pizza from the pizza truck, then went to the other movie theater where we saw Saw 3D, the last of the Saw movies (so they say, at least). It was... okay. I guess. It was by far the worst, I don't know if you've watched any of the other ones, but the Saw movies are movies we totally love and Nick and I have a tradition of seeing every Saw movie at midnight (or in this case, 10:20 showing the night before) going back to the first movie so we had to finish what we started. Nick hated it, Dan loved it, I enjoyed myself very much but admit it was pretty terrible, which was partially why I liked it haha. Then we hung out in the apartment for awhile before everyone went to sleep. Now I'm sitting up, Justin went to work, and the other 2 are still asleep and I'm talking to you on Facebook! I slept on that couch we slept on that awesome time we got to spend the night together :) It made me miss you... love you!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Off to NYC!

Well I'm heading back to NYC again right now so that I can meet up with Nick, Dan, Tristan, Meagan, and Maureen to go to Tron Night! We won tickets to go to a special 3D Imax screening of a portion of the new Tron movie and then after were gonna see the new Saw movie for midnight release woo! I'll be staying the night so I'll report on it all tomorrow some time! I miss you like crazy! And keep getting more and more jealous of you ahhh your having so many adventures

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Time!


Today was a blah day, and then an alright day. Started off lazy and with my mom and uncle being assholes, then Meghan and Magno (who you only briefly met once at RTM if you remember them, I can imagine you wouldn't. Magno showed me his shiny new green business card that night.) came over and pumpkins were carved. I didn't know it was happening and didn't have a pumpkin, but I designed Sean's (the big one) and he carved my face (well... sorta. My drawing was better then his carving skills. Then Garrett, Sean, and I got 5 guys, went to the comic store, and then hung out at my place for awhile. We watched Con Air - one of the greatest movies of all time. Period. No matter what anyone says. I miss you!

What A Crazy Haunted House...

OH boy so last night we went to the most insane haunted house ever. It's in Manhattan and it was really crazy. But that's getting ahead of myself.

So I met up with boss-Dan and we drove up to NYC to pick up Nick in the morning, and then we drove another hour north through New York state to get to a town called Coram in the middle of nowhere to watch a horror movie that came out called I Spit On Your Grave, a very limited release and that was the closest showing. It's a horror movie that is totally ridiculous movie from the 70s, but they remade it and it is a very big movie everyone at work watches because it's boss-Dan's favorite horror movie so we wanted to make the special trip to see the remake. It actually was a very decent movie I was surprised. The theater was this strange little tiny shit-hole theater called "Movieland" but the seats in there were amaaazzziiing giant leather seats. SO COMFY. It was funny too every theater had a like promo image with the title of the movie above it except this one, which was just written in marker hahaha.

After the movie we went back to NYC to get in line for the standby entrance of this crazy sounding haunted house. The line was just by this closed up building and the entrance had black garbage bag over it so you cant see inside, we stood out there and were told there was only a slim chance of getting in, and only for the first 10 people or so. Luckily after the bulk of people ahead of us left (when being told we could be waiting up to 4 hours - which we did end up waiting) the three of us were numbers 4, 5, and 6 in line. We got into the lobby and waited there for 4 hours hanging out and talking to the people near us in the standby line and just having a fun time really. The room was dark, there was a desk with a lamp on it, and behind just a wall of black garbage bags so you cant see whats inside. You would hear funny muffled noises and screams, and every so often someone would come running out of the exit with strange things going on, like their shoes off and thrown behind them, face masks on, things on their ears, fake blood on their face, etc. It was hilarious and really made me want to get in even more. But things looked very bleak for us. BUT finally, half an hour before closing we got called up and got in. Nick had already left though :( Poor Nick... but Dan and I got in! It was.... interesting.

So basically, you have to sign a waiver before going in that you understand what could happen and stuff and sign your life away. You go in, and stand in a waiting area where they pump fog in and have a strobe light so they essentially disorient you by making you seen nothing but white and black flashes for 10 minutes. Then a masked man in the dark shines a light in your eye, grabs your arm, says COME WITH ME and pulls you violently out of the room. He keeps the light in your eyes so you cant see (everything is pitch black) and asks you questions like do you have epilepsy, will you do EVERYTHING you are told etc. He also said to us You sure waited a long time for this (4 hours you bet we did asshole!) haha it was funny. Then he pushes you in a room against a wall and you have to follow these strings on the wall in pitch black. Until you suddenly feel fingers in the string, then your pulled away and forced into a chair. From then on, basically your most of the time in pitch black and literally pushed and pulled places and they whisper things for you to do in your ear. You have to wear a face mask (like a doctor one) and you have to do what they tell you. I had to crawl through this tube, I had people grab onto me and pull me, I had lights flashed in my eyes, strange things happen, air guns shot at me, then I was made to go down a staircase where there was light again for the rest of it.

There was this supposed-to-be-creepy girl there who like puts these things on your ear lobes, I think it was just masking tape, then she smears blood on your face (mostly on the mask but it went on my face too) and walks you into another room where another girl jumps out and grabs you and pulls you away and puts you in a chair in a warehouse-y room with a single light bulb dangling above you. She then pretends to do weird things to you like lick the back of your head and stable gun you (shoots a real but empty stable gun on the back of your neck and your stomach and stuff) and then takes off one of your shoes and sock. Then she pushes you into a hallways and you walk down realizing there is weird shit like condoms on the ground and a tv that shows you walking towards it with her following you with glowing eyes (the TV looked super creepy and awesome, I loved that part). Then your bagged over your head and thrown in a corner on your knees and hangs tied behind your back with earmuffs on (think like a terrorist, black bag on head and tied up) And left there for a few minutes. Then the guy comes and tells you to scream, then yells "scream fucking louder!" Then the bag is removed, your untied, and pushed into another room - the super surprising and weird conclusion. You emerge in a room with shoes all over the ground, a mattress, and on the mattress a naked black guy raping a naked white body (too dark to tell if it was a guy or girl) He yells at you to get over there and you stand on the X around the corner, out of view. But there is a mirror on your right where you can see sort of what is happening. It was... uncomfortable. But it got more uncomfortable. I mean obviously this whole time everything is fake so I'm not concerned I'm just enjoying the show, its weird but I was laughing a lot. And obviously there is no real rape going on. But they are naked, they are simulating it, it's kinda gross. But then the guy "finishes" and comes over to me, but first pretends to put something in my shoe on the ground (I'm assuming at this point, why else are they bothering with the shoe thing since my shoe has been missing for some time and it was a black shoe like he had) and then grabs me and pulls me over. Then he tells me to lay on the bed, which had a bloody not moving naked (now I see woman) on it. More uncomfortable - this place is finally managing to get creepy. So I do, and it's weird, and he starts like sitting on the bed staring at me (he has the creepiest face: good actor choice!) then the girl screams HELP ME and like jumps up and claws at me (Totally some boobage flopping on me, it's not cheating on you I didn't do it! lol) and all I'm thinking is "please please do NOT touch me naked man! I don't want your penis!" so that really came out of left field lol. Then he pulled me away from her and told me to GET OUT! and threw my shoe at me. I grab it and turn a corner and are told by a woman with a flashlight to remove my mask and wash my hands and pushed into a shity little bathroom. I remove my masking laughing a little and then get pulled out by someone and told WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?! GET OUT! And literally pushed out the exit (hence why every single person ran out). It was very interesting, weird, uncomfortable, sadly not scary, but I'm glad I went it was crazy.

After that we went back to Nick's apartment and hung out watching Saw 5 and 6 with Nick Justine and Maureen, and Dan showed up later drunk. It was very funny. He started putting on his Hercules Halloween costume he got that night and was giggling, but sadly he passed out before he put the skirt on. Then we drove home and I passed out at4 am when I was finally in bed hence why this is going up now instead of last night lol. It was crazy! I wish you could have come to the haunted house!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Video Message 8!

So Much Monneeeyyy


Look at that giant wad of cash we made at the laser maze Saturday. So muuchh monneeyy this weekend, makes me excited to get my ownership share in November wooo money! lol Been so bussyyy though have been waking up, working, coming home, passing out every day hahaha

Friday, October 22, 2010

Video Message Might Be Late...

I know I usually upload your video messages Friday night (my time... actually I think I uploaded every one on a Friday night so far... dammit breaking my streak!) but with work and stuff being so hectic this weekend I'm going to be a few days late. I dunno how often you check the blog so I dunno if you'll even notice lol, but alas, it will happen! At this rate actually I might not get it up until Monday night :(

In other news I talked to Erin today and I'm gonna see her at the park tomorrow, cool! I'm sure if I had talked to her longer she would have said hi, so I'm gonna go ahead and say that Erin says HI! hahaha. I love you babe! I'm glad I got to talk to you for .5 seconds last night! :-D

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pillow Pets!

So my Uncle Pat's father died the other day, very sad and all that. Today was his wake and at the wake they asked us to take most of their kids home for the night so 4 of my cousins are at my house right now. Linda, my god daughter (ya know, said you had an old butt), Lizzy the little blonde baby, and Brian and Natalie, the asians kids. I bring this up because they all piled into the car packing their own pillow pets hahaha. They asked if I had one, I said no but I got one for somebody once. Lizzy asked what it was, I said a Ducky, she said ahhhhh I want a Ducky I never saw one before!!!

Miss You So Much Babes!

Hey Lauren! I hope you have been having a great few days, I miss you like whoa! I also miss being able to talk to you as frequently as we did in the past :( But it's getting closer and closer to seeing you again ahhhh!!! October is almost over, and then there is just November and half of December! More then half way there! 53 days until December 12th, and maybe a few more if you end up staying longer. I love you and can't wait to hold you in my arms again!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wish I Was There


This is you right now. I wish I was there too :( Hope your having sweet dreams!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Amanda Made Me Do It


Not really actually. She just mentioned it so I thought it would be funny.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Love Scaring People At Work!


Oh man... so today I spent the day working as a ghoul in the laser maze scaring people. It was so good. I don't know if I ever expressed how much I LOVE scaring people, and being able to do it again is amazing. I had people sobbing on the ground for like 3 minutes hysterical, had people running out of the room within seconds of starting and never finishing the game, I made a girl rip her pants, I had people falling over, oh man it was so great. And I kept scaling the 6 foot wall between the 2 mazes because there is like 3 feet of open space about it and leaping down in front of people on the other side and getting them too... it was so good. Dan was amazed at how badly we were scaring people and how often they came running out screaming from the maze. Best. Day. Of. Work. EVER. This is the costume I generally wore, obviously it looked better in the dark/black light. I did so much work hopping over that wall so often and yelling so much I'm gonna have no voice and be completely dead sore tomorrow I know it... but it was sooo worth it. I love Halloween season.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Room = Alll Finished!

Hey babe! So today I finished my 3 day overhaul of my room... it's so much bigger and cleaner now, I'm very happy with it! Before and after pictures:
So yeah, aside from that I just did some random little things with people these past few days. I was sick obviously as you know, but I got better for the most part yesterday. Err I can't remember everything exactly, I hung out with Danni a little, hung out with Garrett/Dave/Sean/Bill a few times, and today did something... I can't tell you about. Surprise. You'll see soon. Love you so much and miss you like crazy! Where have you been in my life ahhhh come backk to meee I wanna talkkkk and I miss youuuu!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm Sick Too Now... :(

Ack! I woke up feeling like garbage today. I guess we are both sick now. I hope your all better by now though! If not you better be like... just barely sick. Like, be better by tomorrow. I want you to be feelin' good!

Today I for some reason decided to spend my entire day sick completely cleaning and rearranging my room. I don't know why I thought that was a good idea, but I had been planning on doing it today all weekend and I figured being sick I could still do it. It was kinda miserable, I moved so slow and felt like crap. But I feel like it is really getting there and I watched a bunch of horror movies during so that was good. I have so much work left to do though. Yuck.

Also I went to Lowes to buy a new bookcase and thought this was getting a little bit carried away. They were actually setting this all up last week because I saw it when I was picking up stuff for the fright fest decorations but thought this was a bit overkill for October 12th.

I love you so much and miss you so much! I hope I hear from you super soon!