Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer's Sandals

Summer vacation is over and Fall semester has started. For those of you who have been dreading  the start of the semester, I am sorry to remind you of this sad fact. The thing that is making feel a little better about the semester starting are the sales that seem to be so abundant; especially the sales on sandals! 

The other day, I was perusing the Victoria's Secret catalog (I know that you aren't surprised) and I found these sandals. I thought they were extremely adorable. I never really like the "tie up the leg" thing, but I found these to be simple and cute.

What do you think?





Now I must head back to studying! I cannot procrastinate anymore. I MUST say sorry for the lapse in posting last week. It was "turn" and getting apartments ready for move-in day took a lot of my time and energy. 

Oh well...
Hope your first week of school was as simple and enjoyable as mine!

Lourdes

Happiness Continued: August 22- August 28


School started this week and I need something to de-stress. 
OK.
 OK.
 School was not that bad, but stress and anxiety always accompanies the start of classes. 

How was your first day and week of school?


Monday August 22
Dwight eating lettuce

Just so you know, I am speaking about my snail and not a person! You may be aware of the fact that I have been earnestly searching for a pet to love and take care of. That is where Dwight and Dundie come in. Ever since I got them, I have felt needed. They are easy to take care of. This may sound stupid, but I have been researching about the care of Betta fish and snails. I wanted to find alternative sources of food for my new pets. That is when I came across the idea of putting lettuce in the tank. Dwight absolutely loves it. He will not stop chewing at the lettuce and Dundie is constantly hiding in it. 

Tuesday August 23
Mansfield Park- Jane Austin


I have been on this mission to reread all of Jane Austin's novels. I have successfully reread Pride and Prejudice and am finding it hard to fit in reading time amongst school and work. I am now working on Mansfield Park, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy this book. I have to be honest. Pride and Prejudice is , by far, my favorite Austin book. BUT, this book is actually entertaining. 

Wednesday August 24
The Portal proposal video


Have you seen this video? If you have not, watch it. Once you have seen the video, you will understand why I love it so much. You are probably already aware of the fact that I am in love with a game called Portal. This is why I think this proposal is so cool. If my boyfriend proposed to me in this way, I would love it and would surely say yes. I know it sounds so nerdy, but I do not care. I love it!

Thursday August 25
When Jim asks Pam out


I am fascinated with Jim and Pam. Their relationship has grabbed my attention since the beginning. I felt so bad for Jim. He loved Pam but she was with that nasty man, Roy. The love triangle went on for so long and I suffered throughout all of it. That is why I love this scene. Jim finally separates from Karen and asks Pam on a date. Pam's face at the end makes my heart skip a beat.

Friday August 26
Seeing my boyfriend after 2 months

Today, I drove down to Miami because my boyfriend is visiting his family. Usually, I would die of excitement a week before a trip like this. This time, reality did not set in until 1 hour before I departed Gainesville. Funny, huh? I kept telling myself that I would see him soon and I don't think that I really believed it. You should have seen me at work today. When it finally hit me, I could not stop smiling. The drive went by so quickly.
In all honesty, I am so glad that I got to make this trip down to see him. It felt so good to see him again. His face; his smile; his eyes; his voice. He is just amazing.

Saturday August 27
Seeing my boyfriend's niece

My boyfriend's niece was born a few days ago. I have already expressed my joy in seeing him so happy. He is such a proud uncle and I am finding that his brother is such a proud father. This is what I have enjoyed seeing. Plus, the baby is beautiful. 

Sunday August 28
Yankee Candle Tarts

I have started to notice that girls tend to enjoy buying candles. I know that I LOVE them. I love lighting them  in my apartment. They make my apartment smell so good. I especially love the Yankee Candle Tarts. My mother gave me a tart burner a while back and I love buying the different scented tarts. They are just so much fun!


I guess this is the end for me. Let me know what you think.

I hope your first week of school was amazing and that is was lacking in stress.

Much love,
Lourdes

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happiness Continued: August 8- August 21


Isn't she gorgeous?

These weeks have been so busy. This has led to a lapse in posting. But do not fear, I am finally publishing the objects of my happiness. YAY... I hope you enjoy...


Before I start, I need to warn you that most of my "happiness" in the last two weeks has come from actors and actresses. This may be because I "vegged" out on my spare time. All I have to say is that my couch and I have become best friends!

Monday August 8
Richard and Paige


This entry may seem weird to you but I have to include this in my list. I hold Richard in high regard and I am absolutely in love with Paige. I love their dynamic and I always have fun when I spend time with them. They are constantly joking around and are extremely funny. The only thing about them is that they make me miss my boyfriend even more!

Tuesday August 9
We're Going to be Friends - Jack Johnson



I know that this is a cover of "We're going to be friends" by the White Stripes. I have to admit that this version sounds better to me. As you know, I love Jack Johnson's voice and his voice makes this song even better! The lyrics are so silly and somewhat... innocent. 

Wednesday August 10
Alexis Bledel


Ever since she appeared in Gilmore Girls, I have loved her. I think that she is gorgeous. I have seen her in a couple of movies and I have to admit that she is a little bit dull, but her role in Gilmore Girls will forever be with me. 

This may sound kind of weird, but I Googled her and read the information on Wikipedia. It turns out that she is Argentinian and her first language was English. I never would have thought that she was Argentinian. Thank God for Wikipedia and the random information it feeds me.


Thursday August 11
Gilmore Girls



How could Gilmore Girls NOT have appeared on this list? I watched this show all the time. I remember coming home from school and "studying" while I watched this show. I always dreamed of having the relationship that Rory and Lorelai had.
 Whenever they cried.
 I cried. 
Whenever they laughed.
 I laughed.


I think you get the picture. I loved the show!



Friday August 12
Alyssa Milano



You are probably aware of my obsession with Charmed. This is the show that sparked my interest in ALyssa milano. I think she is beautiful. Watching Charmed had convinced me that  she was fun and quirky. After watching her other movies, I am finding that this is true. I have to admit that she is not the best actress BUT she lets her quirkiness come through in the characters that she plays. 


Saturday August 13
Lauren Conrad


I. Love. Her. 
I have learned her ever since I saw her in Laguna Beach. I think she is so pretty and I believe that she would be a good friend. i also love her blogs. They are too cute and so helpful!

Sunday August 14
My new friend Matt

COOLEST GUY EVER! 
So much fun.
Says the funniest things.
I definitely enjoy his company!

Monday August 15
Elizabeth Taylor




Beautiful. Her eyes are amazing and her features are just GORGEOUS. I have seen so many of her movies and watched her transform from a little girl, to a young woman. I have seen her mature on screen and witnessed her beauty grow. If you have not seen her in a movie, I recommend you watch Father of the Bride. It is quite simple and a little bit different than the modern one, BUT it is worth watching. 


Tuesday August 16
Natalie Wood




MARIA. MARIA. MARIA.  MARIA. 


As I typed that, I was thinking of how it was sung in West Side Story. If you have not guessed it, Natalie Wood played Maria in West Side Story. She looked so young and was so beautiful. she has features similar to Elizabeth Taylor. She looked so innocent, yet alluring. I love her!

Wednesday August 17
Vivien Leigh




"I'll think about it tomorrow"

Do you know where that is from? Scarlett O'Hara said it in Gone With the Wind. And if you did not know, Scarlett O'Hara is played by the lovely Vivien Leigh. I love her voice and, although she is quite annoying in Gone with the Wind, she is quite an actress. If you would like to see her in a movie that shows her acting talents, I advise you to watch A Streetcar Named Desire, This movie will show you that she can act!

Thursday August 18
Successful move-in day


Today was the day that we were all working for. the past 3 weeks, we have been walking apartments and cleaning apartments. Thank God it is over. Today went by smoothly compared to last year's move-in day. YAY

Friday August 19
Oreo cookie pie



All I can say is YUMMY

Saturday August 20
My new fish and snail




I have been so lonely lately. I have been hanging out with people and having a blast. The confusing thing is that I get lonely during the times that  I want to be alone. I think that loneliness is stemming from the need to "love" and "take care" of something. That is where the trip to PetsMart came from. I went in knowing that I was not interested in getting a large animal. I wanted something that would not need constant attention. 

What did I end up getting?
A Betta fish and a snail. They are the easiest thing to take care of and yet I can put in as much attention as I want. 

What did I end up naming them? 
I named my Betta fish, Dundie. I, also ended up naming my snail, Dwight. Do you recognize the names? they are from The Office. 

Sunday August 21
My new painting




School starts tomorrow and I needed a distraction. I wasn't extremely excited to go back to school, so i decided to draw. The outcome was a beautiful picture. It was not my best work of art, but it came out to be better than I expected. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

All about the fringe


I have never really liked fringe...until lately. I still think that too much fringe on anything is tacky and adds too much "weight" to an article of clothing. When it comes to fashion, I hate to take risks. I like pieces that are plain and simple. That is why I am surprised to say that I found a shoe where "fringe" does not make me hate it. 




Isn't this shoe adorable? Well, I OBVIOUSLY think it is. Hopefully you do, too!

Have a fringe-ful day!

Lourdes

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am love?




I've been beaten down, I've been kicked around,
But she takes it all for me.
And I lost my faith, in my darkest days,
But she makes me want to believe.

They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
She is love, and she is all I need.

Well I had my ways, they were all in vain,
But she waited patiently.
It was all the same, all my pride and shame,
And she put me on my feet.[

They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
She is love, and she is all I need.

And when that world slows down, dear.
And when those stars burn out, here.
Oh she'll be there, yes she'll be there,
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love. love.

She is love, and she is all I need,
She is love, and she is all I need,
She is love, and she is all I need.




Love
I am so in love right now. I have the most amazing boyfriend. He inspires me and believes in me. He always knows what to say when I am sad. He always makes me smile. I am so lucky and I have no idea what I have done to deserve such a man. 


I was in my room and heard "She is Love" by Parachute. It is a beautiful song and it definitely made me think. I am so grateful for my boyfriend, but what worries me is his view of me.  If you listen to the lyrics of the song, you can tell this man admires the women that he is speaking about. You can feel the love in the lyrics of the song. 


I hope to be like the woman in the song. I hope to be a woman of strength and love. A woman that inspires. This is what I strive for.


I leave with love.


Lourdes





Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happiness Continued: August 1- August 7


Busy...lazy... tired...happy... story of my life...


Monday August 1
Lord of the Rings


You already know that I am a huge nerd. Guess what. I am so proud of it! SO, it makes me happy to say that I absolutely love The Lord of the Rings. I can watch and re-watch the movies a thousand times and not get bored. Talk about obsession. I even bought the Kindle e-books so that I could read them. I am so excited to start reading them.


Tuesday August 2
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz


Have you heard this song before? I [obviously] have...a THOUSAND times. It's catchy and cute. This is one of the few songs that has not gotten on my nerves due to overplay. 

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
And now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn, to win some or learn some

But I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family
And it's our God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love love

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours
And do ya want to scooch on over closer dear,
And I will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see ya clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I'm saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm yours
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours
So please don't, please don't, please don't, there's
No need to complicate cause our time is short this
Oh this oh this oh this is our fate, I'm yours


Wednesday August 3
Dinner with my uncle and cousin


Today was such a busy day at work. It was move-out day and it felt like thousands of people walked into the office today. On top of the move-outs, we had to walk every single apartment in the complex. We had to document the condition of each apartment. This may SOUND like an easy task but it really is not. In the middle of walking my last building, I received texts from my sisters stating that my Uncle Luis was in town. Apparently he wanted to take me to dinner. I was nervous and excited at the same time. I had an amazing tie and loved that I was able to catch up with my uncle and my cousin. It was amazing.

Thursday August 4
Berets




I may never wear the berets that I have but I am always tempted to wear them. I think that they are classy and they do look great on everybody. I think I like them because they are a French style and we all know about my obsession with France. 

Friday August 5
A nice Friday at Wine and Cheese Gallery


I have been to the Wine and Cheese Gallery many times before. I probably did not have to say that. Today was different. I went alone and had an amazing time. I picked a table by the window, opened my kindle and read. I loved the atmosphere and it was easy for me to focus on the book while drinking a yummy glass of Cabernet. YUMMY!!

Saturday August 6
Fruity Pebbles




I went grocery shopping the other day and saw that there was a 2 for 1 sale on Fruity Pebbles. I bought a couple of boxes and I am so addicted. I had three bowls of Fruity Pebbles today. The funny thing is that I cannot eat Fruity Pebbles with milk. I like it sans milk. Weird, huh?

Sunday August 7
Manuel's brother helping me with my computer


I have the worst luck with computers. Can you guess what happened today? My charger died. It does not help that my laptop has a battery life of 20 minutes. [Baby, this is not your cue to start blaming me for my computer's low battery life] My computer finally died and I was not able to charge it. SO, after 30 minutes of boredom and racking my brain for solutions, I remembered that my friend Manuel has a similar laptop. I went over to his house and charged my computer. I also found out that his brother knew where I could buy a replacement charger. He helped me buy a reasonably priced charger. I appreciate his help. 




I guess this was another random week of happiness. YAY. 


Mucho love,


Lourdes

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crazy about boots...

I would have never thought that I would have "boot" fever. I am not completely converted to the "boot" side but I do enjoy certain kinds of boots. I think that boots can easily dress up or dress down an outfit. 

So, I was looking at shoes on the Victoria's Secret website [I know I am obsessed] and I found a couple of pairs of boots that I would be willing to splurge on. Let me know what you think.





Aren't these boots adorable? I do like them in grey but I think they would be especially cute in black. Or maybe a blue or a purple? Yes. I think I will get one in all four colors. 

:)

Lourdes

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hate? Love? hmmmm...





Today, I hate everything. 

Ok, fine. I don't particularly hate anything today. I have been thinking of the concept of "hate" ever since my friend posted a blog concerning the meaning of "love". It was beautifully put and thought provoking. It also made me realize that we...or rather I... use the word "hate" so often. Yet, we don't really make a distinction between the uses of the word. 

Lately, I have found myself saying "I hate so and so" or "I hate this and that". But, when it comes to "I hate...[insert person here]...", do I REALLY hate this person? Once I started thinking about it, I realized that I DO NOT HATE this person or anyone. What I actually hate is their ACTIONS or how they approach certain situations.

I should really say "I am IRRITATED with this person". I mean, hate is such a strong word to use when you really don't hate someone. So, when someone starts to get on my nerves, I will try to rationalize and take a step back before I utter the words "I hate...."

I go with love, NOT HATE...


Lourdes