Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shoulda, woulda, coulda....

So I used to be in the marching band. Yeah. I know. Nerd. But it was fun; we competed and did all sorts of cool stuff. And despite the nerdiness, we were pretty hard core. Let me lay out my fall high school band scheduel for you:

5:45 am-early morning practice (drummers had to be there 15 minutes early)
8:00am-first hour: drumline
10:00 am-second hour: marching band
Tuesday at 3:00pm-snare sectionals
Wenesday at 5:00pm-evening practice
Thursday at 3:00pm-drumline practice
Friday at 7:00-11:00pm-game days
Saturdays (all day)-competitions

And as if we weren't all completely exauhsted from eating, sleeping and breathing marching band 24/7, my band directer used to always say (among other things), "It's crunch time. It's crunch time. Shoulda, woulda, coulda won't cut it."

And I got to thinkin' about that this week... "Should woulda coulda won't cut it." And I thought to myself:

Tomorrow, when I'm in my Civil Procedure final (3 hours long... not quite as long as the 3 1/2 hour Torts exam on Monday) and I get stummped on question 5 when it asks about right to a jury trial, and the REASON I don't know the answer is because I spent all my study time blogging instead of studying, does "shoulda, woulda, coulda" cut it in that situation?

Maybe I should stop blogging and start studdying....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking Backwards....

Today, England's very own Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 83rd birthday! Horray for her! But how, might you possibly be asking, do I remember that today is the Queen's birthday? Well, today, Tuesday the 21st of April, also marks three years since the last day we spent in London for our awesome Winter 2006 study abroad! And something happened THAT day, that would forever remind me of the dear Queen's birthday. Because the 21st of April 2006 is the day of our illegal trip down into the vault of London's Hard Rock Cafe!

Okay, so in our defense, we didn't exactly KNOW that what we were doing was illegal. We wandered into the cafe (which is very cool, by the way) in search of only one thing: the vault. We found the stairs leading down into the basement... and what do you know... nobody was standing at the top of the stairs making sure unwary tourists didn't wander down the stairs and into the vault. No rope, no guard, no nothing. So what did we do? We went down the stairs! It was practically a must anyway... Riley was about ready to wet her pants because she was so excited to see Jimi Hendrix's guitar.
And it wasn't until we actually got down INTO the basement that we realized that we could quite possibly have gotten shot for wandering down there with out the guidance of a faithful tour escort. ESPECIALLY since--as the angry body guard informed us--it was the Queen's 80th birthday. Oops!

The story has a happy ending, though! Riley got to see her guitar: The scary body guard named "Jimmy" decided NOT to cuff us and haul us off to the Tower of London for torture, but instead became my new boyfriend: And we got to see a whole heap of other cool stuff in the vault used by many famous and telented musicians...

Other things happened that day too, of course, like.... one last trip to the Nash Ga: Trafalgar Square: The London Eye for Wonder Waffles: Taza's for schwarmas: Westminster, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace: We also took one of my favorite photos of the whole trip (look at what the street says...):

However, despite all the other things that happened on this fun filled day, breaking into the Hard Rock Cafe vault takes the cake, hands down! From now on, it will be really hard for me to forget April 21st as Queen Elizabeth's birthday!

So in the spirit of this wonderful April day, long live the queen!! I miss you, Londoners ( :

Monday, April 13, 2009


What is it about big rubber boots that makes you want to jump into every puddle you see?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another fabulous read...

Hey all!

Being the little book worm that I am, I have recently discovered another series that I am entrhalled with! This new series is the Mortal Insturments by Cassandra Clare. It starts with this book: City of Bones. There are two other books in the series, City of Ashes and City of Glass. The third book just barely came out, so the series is complete. In addition, there are a couple of prequels that are going to be hitting the market in the Fall of 2010.

It's an amazing series for all you Edward-starved-Twilight-craving fans out there!

And as always, if anyone has recently read any good reads, I'm all ears for recommendations!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Rob and I are ESTATIC to announce that in November this year, we will be having a new addition to our family!!! On Saturday March 28 last week, we went to the doctor and had our suspicions confirmed. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BABY!!!! Here is a picture of the ultrasound: Isn't she so precious?! This ultrasound pic is aabout a picture of the baby about 8 weeks old. She is so tiny right now!!! Of course we don't exactly know if it is a boy or girl yet...it is much to early to tell, but I want a girl! (Rob wants a boy... something about wanting to start his own baseball team or something...) We'll take whichever, though and are so happy about this precious little being that is being sent to our family!

The official due date is November 25--just two days shy of my sister, Lisa's birthday!! I think it would be so cute if she was born on the same day! We're so excited and thought you all might want to know!!

HAHA!! I had you going there for a second, didn't I?

Come on, guys.... seriously?! You believed me?!