Monday, October 31, 2011

srat life

I finally decided to go down to St. Simons Island and give "The World's Largest Cocktail Party" a try this year... it was quite the shit show. words cannot even describe.  Maybe a couple of these pictures can though...

Getting ready for the big day

Absolute craziness

And all we had to do is walk down our boardwalk to get to this:

the birthday girl, Caroline! 

maybe more pictures will surface in the future ......

Check this out too:

And to top it off, the DAWGS WONNN!!!! 24-20! Our 4th win vs. Florida in the past 21 years!

And in case you're interested, this was our advice from Kappa:

1. First off, OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST WEEKEND EVER. We will not be posting any pictures or anecdotes because the initial shock is the best part.

2. No glass or styrofoam on the beach (cups or coolers - copz will confiscate)

3. Buying alcohol sitch: St Simons is waayyyyy stricter on ids ... Sooooo your call hah, not much help there, just want you to be informed. Knowledge is power!

4. If you have had ANYTHING to drink (a sip, one beer, omg no I'm TOtaLlLy fine to drive) STILL do not drive. Trick or treat? TRICK, BOOM, DUI.

5. Frat Beach - don't bring anything you will regret losing (expensive jewelry, nice shoes, etc) - freshman year _____ lost her phone, flippy floppies, wallet (fake and real), family credit card, etc because her bag got washed out when the tide came up… this happens to a bunch of people every year. FANNY PACKS ARE YOUR BFF!!!

6. If you are too drunk (anywhere, anytime) just go home. And by that we mean your hotel/condo/house etc… not athens

7.  If you're going to wear Kappa stuff (which we're sure you will bcuzzz kappazz IT.) make sure you behave in a way that is flattering to our sororiTAY.

8. DONT BE LATE FOR THE BUS.  you WILLL get left.  ESPECIALLY ON THE WAY HOME - people have been left every year we have been here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

funday quote

I was at the beach this weekend. Frat Beach / the world's largest cocktail party, to be exact (but more to come on that matter).  Being at the beach reminded me of this lovely quote:

I also recently came across this story {a story of a surfing couple, the Goodwin's and their travels around the world}:

The Goodwin Project from Avocados and Coconuts on Vimeo.

So awesome!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

new roommate

Katie and I had a little visitor today... an unwelcomed visitor...

Katie wasn't a fan.

A cockroach. I tried to nicely kill it, but it squished all over the wall. gross.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

funday quote

So, New Zealand's All-Blacks won the 2011 Rugby World Cup last night, beating France 8–7!

"Subdue and penetrate."
 - The motto of the All-Blacks

"New Zealand rugby is a colourful game since you get all black ... and blue."
- Anon

Makes me even more excited about going there next semester! (hopefully!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

i miss art.

I went home recently and got to see my mom's birthday present all put together! We redid our deck this summer and I salvaged some of the wood, added a white-wash, and attached some black and white pictures from Africa this summer.  And then we hung masks (Grandma gets Nate a mask wherever she goes–from all over the world) alongside the boards. Check it out:

I also finished an art project I've been working on for a little while...

Sunday, October 16, 2011


As promised, some more details of my adventure:

We were originally going to go to Asheville, but then decided we didn't want to go that far. But figured we'd start up 85 and see where it took us

on the road!
Of course we had to stop at Georgia's largest flea market where everyone else was either Asian or Latino. [we saw another 'largest flea market' closer to Athens]

first stop: "GA's largest flea market"
 And had fun taking pictures with the big cow.

So we decided on Lake Hartwell. But when we took a short tour of the campground, we decided to keep looking. The place was taken straight from a horror film script.

Katie and I in the future
We hit the road again. This time ending up at Tallulah Gorge. Got a whole bag of boiled peanuts for free :) 

we decided to go on an impromptu backpacking trip at Panther Creek, hence the poorly packed bags

well-packed bags

Our lovely little campsite!

some yummy eggs with beans and corn
 Hiked in the morning to the end where the falls are

Panther Creek Falls!


funday quote

Katie and I had a little adventure of our own this weekend... [more to come on that matter...] but for now, some words from a favorite of mine: 180° South!

"The word adventure has gotten overused. For me, when everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

i may have a kid like this. one day.

I've been talking about this video a lot lately, and finally decided to share it with my own mother.  [Mostly because Katie thinks I was like this little girl as a child] But, we had a lot of fun showing it over video chat!
First, watch the video:

Check out Mom's reactions:

Then she tried to spell out NO [backwards] when I asked if Nate and Ben could join us on our camping adventures this weekend

Monday, October 10, 2011

only in africa

I know I've proclaimed my nostalgia for africa a lot recently, but one last post, please.  

Check out this mountain biker:

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I am a lucky girl – got to spend the weekend in North Carolina in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest this weekend! 

The colors couldn't have been more perfect. And the weather? Well that was pretty perfect too.  

Scott and I led a fabulous group of students on a backpacking trip for their P.E. credit.

the bros

awesome group!

b-e-a-utiful sunset!!

We had beautiful views, a warm camp fire, lots of laughs, and a grand ole time!!