Friday, September 30, 2011

Raise Your Voice


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Question of the blog:
What are you tonight?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hell yeah I have a certificate showing my completion in a Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger Point: Tension Headaches. I'll stretch your csm any day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Week 3

Half way there, kids. Half way there.
Can't tell you how stoked I'll be when I don't have to drive 100 miles a day 5 days a week.

Question of the blog:
What are you counting down?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Right Side Up, and Mobile Blogging.

Alright, pets, here's the deal. this is my bed, not yours. You all have individual beds yourselves, yet I am humble and willing to share mine with you. But really, Newo dear.. If I am letting you share my bed with me, the least you could do would be to sleep with your head towards me.No one likes Newo farts, especially as wake up calls.

Also, just added the blogger app on my phone, so I am currently mobile blogging right meow. Cool ^.^ This undoubtedly means I will be blogging more often and with fervor, so enjoy that, readers. All in all, im tired, can't sleep, Newo needs to turn right side up, and Hammy joined the cuddle sesh tonight, so we'll see how much sleep I get tonight.

Question of the blog:
Are you a solo sleeper or more of a cuddle bunny?

The Last Samurai

Tell me how he died.

I will tell you how he lived.

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Consoling Force

Macy, Newo, and my little sister Bella. Photographed by me, September 2011

I cannot think of any better consoling force than love. -Christopher Seal

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pup Naps

I love you most.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Party Cats, David Guetta, & Memories

Dear friends,
I need a dance party, pronto.
Party Cat
PS- Seeing David Guetta live is my newest goal on my Life To Do List

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Question of the blog:
Are you a dance party kind of kid?

Surprised By Saying

I'm happy to say,
I'm not looking out my window every day.
Life is easier now that you've gone.

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All I want to do is travel.

My boss asked me to work 3 days a week now, which gives me a little more options when it comes to buying things in the future.. I think I am going to start planning on another little road trip once I'm done with school. My ultimate goal is to travel through all 50 states, and I have yet to visit Arizona and New Mexico, among others... I'd really like to drive through at least those two states before my Israel trip in April. I wonder if I can find a travel buddy to come along with Newo and I.. Hmm.
In conclusion, my travel bug is itching, and wants some barren land where Newo and I can camp and be explorers of the world!

Question of the blog:
How many states have you been through (not counting plane layovers)?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sixth, Locals, and Updates

Alright kids, I'm 1/6th done with school. Well, done meaning getting my certificate to do massage. After that, I'll keep taking classes and will be conquering my next goal of 250 hours. It's been grand so far, and the hands on work has been so beneficial. I've never retained as much information from school as I am right now. The curriculum is a great mix of powerpoint we see, cd's of vocabulary we listen to, and hands on work we can feel. I am inspired and excited about this part of my life and what opportunities I will have when I have my certificate in massage therapy. I'm looking into pregnancy and infancy massage, but before I look into more classes I need to start investing in a massage table. So much money!

Yesterday I went out with some friends, and met some new ones as well. It was great getting out of the house and school, and spending time with people that are both intellectual and approachable. Friends in this town is an old concept, but it's been a new challenge. I'm grateful for my busy schedule of work and school to keep me from feeling super lonely, but everyone needs a little bit of fun social time. I'm hoping that these people will stick around while I'm in Nevada City. 

Anyways, there's a quick update on my life. Now I need to get ready for work. 

Question of the blog:
Do you feel like a "local" where you are living now? Is the term a good or bad thing?


Hope. That's something she never lacked.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A-Z's of Me!

Stole this from my big sister!

A. Age: 21
B. Bed size: Twin sized thermarest on the ground.
C. Chore that you hate: Putting laundry away, putting dishes in the dishwasher.
D. Dogs: My Newo Pups <3
E. Essential start to your day: Lots of food!
F. Favorite color: Deep purple
G. Gold or Silver:  I fight between the two a lot. I think I look best with silver, so I have a silver septum ring, and claddagh.
H. Height: 5’8 1/2" But I think I might be growing..
I. Instruments you play: A little bit of guitar, mostly singing.
J. Job title: Waitress at Sushi Q, and in 5 weeks I will be a certified massage therapist in the state of CA.
K. Kids: I love children, and one day I hope that God blesses me with a couple of them, but not for a long while.
L. Live: Nevada City, CA
M. Mother’s name: Gae Victoria Goodrich Seal
N. Nicknames: Zandra, Zanda Panda, Z, Bigzange, Zange, Sister
O. Overnight hospital stays: A few in my life. The one I remember most was the year of 7th grade, when I was admitted to the hospital multiple times because of cysts by my appendix. I never had my appendix removed, though.
P. Pet peeves:  When people leave the toilet seat up, and when people have plaque.
Q. Quote from a movie: I can quote just about every word from The Emperor's New Groove
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: An older and younger sister, and around 15 boys I call my honorary brothers, whom my dad has mentored and they have lived at our home at one time or another.
U. Underwear: Yes please.
V. Vegetable you hate: I love every single vegetable, except for brussel sprouts. Gross gross gross.
W. What makes you run late:  Everyone else. RAWR.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Tons. Mostly for concussions, fractured elbow.
Y. Yummy food that you make: I can make amazing asian vegetable stir fry, and delicious pasta dishes.
Z. Zoo animal: I like pandas a whole lot, but I like the big cats the most!

Question of the blog:
Tag, you're it. Or if you don't want to answer all of the questions, answer this: What is your favorite smell?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This Winter

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It's obvious, to me and to everyone
That what once was minor flaws
Is now all that we see
And how the shadow draws

Consumption of image distortion
And perfection in every being
It's not how you picture it
This remain of you we're seeing

You'll be cold, come winter time
Everything less sweet than before
Time will tell how far things go
It's the warmer you we yearn for

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Movie Night


Facts Of Life

I heart not having friends in Nevada County right now.

It means I can not shower and I know I won't run into anyone. Also, wish film wasn't so expensive and that I had access to a place where I could develop them myself.

Also, Bella's dog Macy feels it necessary to only snuggle on top of my clean laundry. No where else. Now I have millions of tan splinter hairs on my pile of black clothing. Gwar.

Question of the blog:
It's an Iron and Wine kind of day for me. What music are you playing today?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Twinkle In Her Eye

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I didn't write much this summer. In my travels, I expected to spend my days writing all about the things I discovered, my thoughts, my feelings. I came home with 4 pages; one of notes from my photography workshop, two pages were a letter I wrote and never sent, and one with a quote of some sort. As I look back on the quote, I try time and time again to think of where I heard it, or read it. Maybe I wrote it down because I felt a connection to it, or that it rang true to the moment I was in. Before I wrote this blog, I typed it into Google so I could write an author after it, but there was nothing. As I write this, my thoughts are leading me to think that maybe I wrote it one night, presumably in my tent with my dog Newo. A week into our trip, I realized nights got very cold in some places, so I bought a new sleeping bag for myself and gave her my old one. Before bed, I'd read for a little while by flashlight as Newo snuggled up to me.

"Are you happy?" I ask as she lays comfortably on her favorite blanket. There is a twinkle in her eye. "Me too."

Question of the blog:
What is one of your favorite quotes?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beyonce's Pregnant... It's Destiny's Child.

My little sister and I made this video in honor of our beloved Beyonce, and her future child. She just announced she's 3 months pregnant, and we are 3,000 times excited points.