29 July 2011

Crappy blogger.

I'm sorry if I'm a crappy blogger for the next week or so..
This weekend I'm moving out of my apartment. 
Oh, I never mentioned that I lived in an apartment? Oops..
Guess there's a reason for everything!

Anyways, we're doing a serious room re-do.
Like I'm pretty much getting rid of all my childhood belongings before I move all my stuff back into my old bedroom at my dad's house.
It's pretty emotional, but it feels really good to be getting stuff done and starting on a clean slate.
I'll try to update on the room re-do whenever there is time!

27 July 2011

Follow the spiders?!

I'm 157% with my good friend Ronald with "why couldn't it be follow the butterflies?!"
Spiders have been ruining my life for 2 whole decades.
First, they prance around with an abundance of legs. Nothing needs that many legs.
Next, they think it's fun to swing in front of your face on webs, interrupting tea parties and decent conversations. Rude.
And then, to put the icing on the cake, they bite. What is so fulfilling about taking a chomp out of my skin? I'll never know.

This week, spiders have declared war against us.
And by us I mean me and Jake.
And by war I mean, they laid quite the bomb sending Jake straight to the hospital.

In case you were fooled by the sheepish smile and tongue sticking out the wrong way, Jake did not die.
He's making a full recovery from that mean old black widow.
Apparently, widowing herself wasn't enough! She tried to widow me as well..

Spiders, you best be watching your backs.
We're gonna find you.

24 July 2011

Sippin on sweet tea.

I've been home for a week now, and I'm back to working full time and going to sleep early every night so I can wake up early the next morning.
I definitely miss my cute little state where I got to lay around all day, or get up and do something fun.
And although I missed my friends, my car, and my own bed, what I really miss is the promise that tomorrow will be filled with a new adventure that summer brings.
I want to prolong summer as long as I can, because I feel like as soon as it starts, it's over.
And I'm missing my sweet tea right about now.

22 July 2011

Last stop.

New Bern is definitely one of my favorite places in North Carolina. It is the cutest little town that the townspeople have tried so hard to keep authentic and historical.
It's like going back 300 years with my time-turner.
As soon as we got there, we went to see my priest-uncle and he took us around the little town and told us it's history and showed us the beautiful river that the town sits on.
The next morning, before our lingering flight, my dad and I took hike through Croatan National Forest.
Let's just say, I didn't like it as much as our last one.
Giant spiders attacked me in the dark forest per Aragog's request
Our hike was quickly ended.

I'm so sad that our trip had to come to a close.
But I know I'm blessed beyond measure to get to experience these wonderful things with my dad.

Back to real life!

21 July 2011

Mom & Pop.

I think one of the best parts about the South is the cold hard fact that they have the most delicious food around, all thanks to the cute little Mom & Pop diners that you can find on every corner, just like we find McDonald's on every corner around here!
These were some of the ones we love.

1. Angus Barn
Everytime we come to North Carolina, eating here is a must! It was seriously the highlight of my week.

2. Ole Time Barbecue
We saw this quaint little place on Food Network and decided we had to try it. So charming and delicious eastern Carolina style barbecue.

3. The Pit
The Pit was featured on Man vs. Food, and the ribs that Papa Lew Whoo ordered beat Bobby Flay's ribs. I think the level of delish goes without saying.

4. Bski's
This was probably my favorite lunch meal that I had all week. I guess a "ski" is like a pita, but in a tortilla, and grilled? I don't know, but it tasted like the most delicious pitaquesadillaburrito I've ever had. Which was just this one time. And anywhere with a cupboard under the stairs is okay by me!

5. Harvey Mansion
A mansion from the 1800's made into a restaurant. What could be more Southern than that? It was kind of a  more fancy pants night, but sooooo delicious.

I'm going to miss being this spoiled.

19 July 2011

School spirit.

Anyone who has been around my family during basketball season knows that we could care less about the Sun Devils. We are die-hard Tar Heel fans.
That's why I've always had a place in my heart for UNC. I just love walking around the campus, shopping at their Carolina blue-clad bookstore, strolling down Franklin Street..
If they had my major, I'd be there in a heart beat.

{Dean Dome, 2009}

Isn't it so charming?
Oh, that big building with the huge pillars? That's their library.
I'd love to have a gorgeous library like that at ASU!
UNC, get my major, please?

16 July 2011


Seeing as I'm still not over Harry Potter, This is just going to be a picture overload of what I did a couple days ago in the Capital District of Raleigh.
It's such an old and beautiful town, with so much history and tragedy and triumph.
One could say it's kind of like Hogwarts and the rest of the wizarding world.

First, I walked around the Capital building and saw all the beautiful statues dedicated to all the wars that this little state has fought. Then I went to the history museum, the natural sciences museum, and the city museum.
The rest are just some things I saw along the way.
These are some of my favorite pictures from that day.

Isn't North Carolina so beautiful?
I love that each picture has a story on its own; everything has a long history and purpose.
I swear, I was born in the wrong time.

{Oh! and have you seen Jake's post? Check it out here! I'll love you forever.}