Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello to all you lovely people, I hope you had a great Holiday weekend and ate tons and tons of food. My Thanksgiving wasn’t the best I’ve had, but I was thankful to spend it with my family and have some piece and quiet. My mom even asked me if I was going to see my friends from home at all and to be honest I do love them, but being able to be away from the 9 roommates I am around all the time was so nice. I can probably speak for all of us saying we needed that break.

For Thanksgiving, I went to my dad’s side for a couple hours then to my mom’s side to eat. My brother and I drove up separate than my mom and step dad because, we had to go to my real dad’s side and left early. I love seeing them, they are the sweetest and of course always offer candy and food. I really wish I was able to swing by more, but I live too far away for that. Usually we spend our Thanksgiving at our Florida home with just our intimate family but, due to my brother having to ride in the rodeo finals we stayed up north this year.

I am headed into finals week next week, that means you won’t here from me till after my trip to NYC, so a little after Christmas. I hope you all crush those finals and have a GREAT CHRISTMAS!!!

XOXO

Long update…

As I assume you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t posted since our trip to Florida. I apologize a lot for that because I said I would be better at making weekly posts. However, after Florida my life was literally crazy till probably this last week. It has to do with the Halloween and life and I just could not catch two seconds to myself.

Lets start with halloweekend. If you’re in college or ever went, or just know what halloweekend is then you don’t need the explanation. For those who have no idea, it’s the weekend before Halloween when you party nonstop until basically the day after Halloween. For me, my birthday is the 29th of October so I get caught up in the mess of halloweekend and Halloween. I went home that weekend on Friday because, my friends back home went out to supper with me. Then my crazy ass drove 3 1/2 hours back to college to go to a party at the hockey house on Saturday. I mean it was worth it because, we had a ton of fun but the 3 1/2 hours wasn’t very fun. Then Sunday was my birthday so of course it being my 21st we had to go out and get drunk at the bars and sing karaoke. I surprisingly didn’t have a hangover or didn’t feel like shit the next day, but I also still didn’t go to class. It was a great time especially because, my friends and I had a theme and it was USA so we had some great outfits.

It took me like the whole first week of November to recover because, first, of all my liver was dying and second, of all because, I was exhausted from late nights. I took this last weekend to relax a little and catch up on some sleep.

This past Thursday was one of our roomies 21st birthday, so we obviously went out for it. It was such a fun night, but right before we left the bars I just got pissed and I’m not sure why. I yelled and made myself mac and cheese and went to bed because, I just couldn’t with people anymore.

This next week shouldn’t be too terrible until I get my last bio test back, and take my stats test Tuesday. Have a great week!

XOXO

Fall Break 2017

This week was a little eventful to say the least!

It was the week I was leaving for Florida and I wanted to get most of my homework done before, because who wants to do homework on vacation? No one.

Monday was a busy day for me, I was trying to get that dreadful stats homework done, it is currently Friday and it still isn’t finished. Bless me.

The guy in my stats class sits in front of me noticed that I had skipped Tuesday (for a valid reason, a migraine). He was like “we missed you Tuesday” and I was like oops sorry, but not really. Then he told me better news, that our assignment deadline got moved from Saturday to Monday, which is amazing. Granted I have like only three questions left to do.

On Wednesday, my friend Korryn came up to work beer pong at this bar downtown, and it gets over at like 2:30am so she stayed at my house. I didn’t hear her come in thank God because, I had lab at 9am Thursday morning. I had finished my lab assignment prior so all I had to do was drop it off and leave, which I did. I got to lab like five minutes late though. Then went to the tutor center in hopes of getting help with this fricken stats homework. The tutor didn’t show up till 10am when she was supposed to be there at 9. I was a little annoyed but she helped me as much as she could before class at 11. Then went to class, struggled per usual, and then went home.

Korryn was still there when I got home which was like 12:30pm. I was crabby because, of stats but I was trying to be calm and she wasn’t helping but it was fine. She filled me in though that she was going to go get coffee with this wrestler, which isn’t surprising because she likes wrestlers. She left and I pounded out two quizzes, finished packing, showered, and had Brooke come get me so we could head to her house.

We left at like 2pm so we wouldn’t hit traffic and so we could get our nails done. The lady that did my nails like filed them off, it hurt so bad. They also don’t look the best, granted I did only pay $21. After that I had to take another quiz because, it wasn’t open till 5pm. How annoying is that? Whatever.

While I was getting ready to take my quiz korryn calls, and these phone calls are always interesting because you don’t know what she is going to say. Well it was to update me on her little date that was supposed to be coffee. Turns out she ended up going to his house and getting pizza and pop, then proceeds to have sex with him twice…. I was and wasn’t shocked. She said he was just like her but in guy form, which can be scary. But I think she actually likes him because, she was super about him and usually she isn’t about the guy after they sleep together. You know those girls that use their sign and compare it to a guy’s? Well that was her… she goes, “Marissa, the best part is… we are both Scorpio’s” What do I say to that? Congrats?

So anyways, that was awesome.

My friend Jenni got a call from her mom and her mom said she had a weird thing on her face biopsied. There is a chance it could be cancer, but we are praying it isn’t. When she called, she was a wreck, as expected, and I felt so bad because I was home to go sit with her. Any prayers for her mom is wanted and appreciated.

I am currently on the plane avoiding homework, and people. I have a lil horror story for you. Me being me had to get a chai before we boarded the flight because I was up at 6:15am and this bitch isn’t about it. All was good, just letting it cool as we boarded. I am to my seat with it in my hand and go to set down my bag and I don’t know what happened but I spilt it all over myself and the gentlemen that was sitting right across from me. You could say I wanted to go hide and felt awful. I hate myself every second of this flight dammit. So today is off to a great start..

I just can’t with being on this plane anymore because of it. I couldn’t really do anything either because everyone was boarding behind me. FML for real.

Florida ain’t even ready for this shit show let me tell you.

In my next blog I’ll talk about my Florida trip! Here’s a few pictures till then!

XOXO

Graduation Weekend

I can honestly say I am so glad this weekend is finally over. Some people actually enjoy graduation weekend, but being a graduate and a graduates sibling is kinda close to being in hell; if you ask me.

Last week I put off baking two-hundred cupcakes, yes 200 cupcakes. Mini and normal size, which I also had to decorate. The mini ones were grass, and the normal size cupcakes were baseballs… Yeah it took over my life for two whole days, which is why I will never eat a cupcake again (that’s a lie). I had to call my cousin and her friend to come help this sister out. They took over on making the baseballs and the chocolate covered strawberries; which were a major hit.

The party seemed to never end, well it did at like midnight but it felt like it drug on forever. I was surprised at how well my brother handled it, he wasn’t too thrilled to have to stand and greet people for four hours (can you blame him?). I was glad that a lot of people he invited showed up, he also was very happy about that. Coaches, teachers, friends, family, lake friends, just everyone who showed up deserves a huge thank you. To those who couldn’t make it, thank you for the cards you sent.

There was one gift that really stood out to my brother and I, it was something of my dad’s that he received. One of my dads really good friends came to Brock’s graduation which was really nice of him. He gave Brock a card, but he also gave Brock gifts he received from being a pallbarer at my dads funeral. It was my dad’s money clip with his name engrave on it, and the hat my dad wore to work. It wasn’t a gift we expected, but we are thrilled he thought that Brock could now have a gift he was given. I am so thankful for the great people who are still in our lives even after we lost our father, it means so much to get gifts like that and to still hear stories. We still grieve everyday because, you never stop grieving and gifts like this help. We still learn about our father we had such a short time with, and we can’t be more thankful for that. So a huge thank you to Torgy for giving Brock such an amazing gift he will cherish for forever.

This weekend was great and I am so thankful for it all, now on to sub-section, section, and state baseball. Go Greyhounds!

The Greyhounds played their first game at BSU against Lake of the Woods, and got a win over them. That advanced them to play Black Duck, which they swept to become the sub-section champs. They play again on Thursday for sections. (I am bundled up because it was 40 degrees and wind).

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I’m sorry I didn’t get my blog out last week on Thursday… My brother’s team won by one run, and an amazing catch that a freshmen made! They play this week ( June 5th) to see if they’re heading to state! Updates to come!

XOXO

Here Goes Summer

 

Well I finally posted that video I have been saying I was going to. It is a longer one just because it has been a busy week since I got home, and so many little and big things happened so I had to make sure I didn’t leave a single thing out. Knowing me though, I definitely did. I forgot to tell you about the bridal shower I went to.

This bridal shower is for a girl who used to babysit me and she has asked my mom to help plan her wedding right? This bridal shower however, was planned by the church ladies and was at our church. I felt that it was a very awkward shower just because it was the most random people there. We played the game that most people play at their bridal showers, you know the one where you make a toilet paper wedding dress and she picks the one she likes best. I got nominated to be the model for it, sadly we didn’t win.

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Thank you all for watching this long and boring week of mine. Enjoy yours!

XOXO

Kansas City

I said I would post a video this week, however when I get back it is Mother’s day and I’m super busy. So here is hopefully my last typed out post for the summer.

This week I spent in Kansas City at a friends house (Jenni’s), and it was so much fun! One of our friends who went on our England trip (Charlotte)  last year is also here and it has been so nice to just hangout together again. Char doesn’t go to the same college as Jenni and I do so we barely get to see her, and hangout with her. The first day we got here she was blown away at the size of Jenni’s house and how the house looked inside, which I mean is okay but there were comments made about being rich that were even uncomfortable for me. I think she is getting used to it though which is nice.

We haven’t done anything too major because, we came here with nothing really planned so we have been winging it. I think the first day we had here we went to Union Station, which was pretty but, we couldn’t go in the part where the Amtrak was because, there was a private event going on. I was going to look for the bullet holes in the wall because, of the Al Capone story and if you don’t know the story please do yourself a favor and read about it. He was a very interesting guy. After we did Union station, we went up in Liberty Memorial and we walked the whole way, it was probably like 85 and full sun, so I was dying. It was really pretty minus the fact that I am someone who is afraid of heights. I also really loved that they employ veterans and they are the ones that welcome you and help you out. It makes my heart so happy.

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We got to see Jenni’s school and meet two of her friends which was really fun! One is a senior in high school, and the other is our age. They were really nice people and really fun to be around. We actually hung out with one of them for the evening and she was really nice and had a really interesting personality. Very artsy.

We went to the Kansas City Zoo and it was so much fun! It wasn’t too hot thank God or I would die. There was a baby Orangutan, maybe like a couple months old and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen, its hair was crazy and he was trying to learn how to swing on branches; just cuteness overload. We also saw the tigers and they were so cute until the wind changed directions and blew the nasty poop smell at us. The penguins were so funny, their habitat had a snow machine and they all stood where the snow flew out and loved it. They were getting hit in the face by the snow but just took it, almost like when life throws things at you and you just take it.

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We fly out on Sunday (Mother’s day), at noon to get home in about an hour. I am so excited to see my mom and my family when I get home, I miss them. This trip was a great week and way to start off my summer and I can’t wait to come back. A huge thank you to the Jaax family for having me.

XOXO

Summer!!!

Hey all, I was going to make a video and may still do so but, it’s Saturday morning, the day of my brothers prom so I don’t have the greatest hair and I literally just woke up.

Now that I’m not dealing with those awful classes that I somehow passed AKA Chemistry, I have more time to blog about what is new and interesting and also using my other blog more. That blog is “Baking With Riss” and I show my successes and fails, along with asking for ideas on what to bake next. Being I haven’t been home enough to bake and my apartment had the smallest kitchen you will ever see, I couldn’t really bake. Please take a look at that blog and if you would like any of the recipes just message me or subscribe to my email.IMG_2448

Now for a small update. I had a freaking math final last week on Monday at 7:30am… YES I SAID AM! Like first of all who thinks that, that would be a good idea? Second of all who is ready to do math at 7:30am? Not me that’s for sure! I’m not sure how well I did on that test being I haven’t gotten the grade back. I am registered to take that class again this summer online to maybe get a better grade and keep my GPA at a decent number. Chemistry was so tough, I broke down in the library because I couldn’t do it, I was so overwhelmed, I was sitting at a D+ going into finals, and I was the kid who never got below a B+ so I was like freaking the freak out. I emailed my professor asking what I needed to get on this final to get me to at least a C-, and he said a 71/100, mind you I haven’t passed a test in that class. So here I am studying my ass off and trying not to break down for 3 solid days. I even took a shot of Vodka before I took the test because I was so worked up and nervous. I surprisingly got a 68/100 and had 18 points of extra credit to add and I somehow got my C-. So I thank the lord above.

​While I was taking that test I had my parents and my close friend moving me out of my apartment to get me home as soon as possible. They paid the guys I live next to, to move my shit to the trailer, so it took them like 20 minutes. Then on Thursday I was off on my way home! It is now Saturday and I still haven’t unloaded half of my stuff, and the other half is still laying on the floor in the living room. Clearly I don’t want to do anything for a couple days.

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Sunday, I head back down to school to road trip back to Kansas City with my friend who is from there, along with one of our other friends. 3 hours in the car to school, then 8 hours to Kansas City. It’s going to be a long two days!

Be ready for a video next week, I will finally have time…well I hope.

Have a great week,

XOXO

UPDATE! UPDATE!

Hey all, happy hell week. For those of you in college It’s hell week and you barely have time to function, so if you’re reading this, wow. I’m so thankful you wanted to procrastinate to read this because, I am the exact same way.

I just want to let you guys know, that I am going to start using youtube for my blog videos, just because it is way faster to upload them on their site. Please keep following because the summer vlogs are usually the best!

I wish you all the best with finals and your procrastination!

XOXO

The week of April 17th

Well good day my loves, it is currently Monday as I type this because this week for me will be hell.

Let’s start it off on a sad note, my really good friend here at college lost her dad this weekend so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she goes through this hard time. I am making her a care package and delivering it sometime this week in hopes to help her get through this. I lost my dad at 11 and I can’t imagine losing him at our age. Prayers for Brooke.

Since it is Monday not too much has happened so far, I was up till basically 1am doing my chemistry and math homework…. Lots of fun right? I have a Math test on Friday, which I will probably fail because I don’t understand Logrithms to save my life and that’s basically the whole test. I have a hair appointment today at 1 to get myself more blonde because summer is just 2 1/2 long weeks away. I have my last day of Chem lab on Tuesday, thank god. But I also have a 3-5 page paper due tomorrow and I haven’t started… HAHA I SUCK. Wednesday I meet with a Greek life organizer to see if I can make my own Greek chapter for Science majors. That’s exciting! Then on Thursday I have a Mock Interview for my class and there is a paper for that due on Friday. So needless to say this week is going to be awful because I have homework on top of all of that.

I hope you all had an amazing Easter weekend, I know I did. Family is one of the things I cherish most and whenever I can spend time with them, I take full advantage. Speaking of family I have started doing a family tree on my Grandma’s side (My mom’s, mom) and I have roughly 90 people on there. I haven’t added the pictures I have of them yet because I want my tree to be correct before I do that. I am super interested in where I come from and how I got here, which made me try out the 23 and me chromosome test than you can buy. I did the genetics and ancestry one which was $200.00 and I just sent it in on Saturday, so I am super excited to get it back.

Have yourselves a great week,

XOXO