Sunday, September 27, 2009

Me Pop!


As you can see today is my fathers birthday! I've been told he had a very relaxing day and got to enjoy many delightful and edible treats! Eating is the best part about birthdays! Well, in my opinion anyway. But seriously, think about it, everyone seems to want to feed you on your birthday and that is totally supreme!

Anywho speaking of birthdays here is a photo of my pop taken on my birthday

Now you all know where I get my dashing good looks! In all seriousness I do get some of my best traits from my dad. Everyone know I've inherited his love for travel and adventure! But I also received a whole list of fun here it goes:

Sense of adventure (worth writing twice!), people skills, humor, wittiness, love of music, confidence, drive, dance moves, style, love of people and soo much much more!

Every year I realize how much like my dad I really am and that's not a bad thing at all because he is a great man who has accomplished so much in his life already and he still has more things to go! But I want to thank him (and my mom) for doing a great job in raising my bother, my sister and I!

Love you dad and happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

peace love hula hoops and birthday fun!

Friday, September 25, 2009

bloop bloop bloop

Lately I've been doing LOTS and LOTS of crafting because sadly I cannot get into the homework flow. I've made about 10 bracelets/ anklets, a ton of origami boxes and such, weaved boxes out of newspaper and doodled some things. OH and taken some photoz.....

This is a picture I took of myself... not doing work haha. Has that ever happened to you? You know you have work you could be doing but no matter how hard you try you just can't motivate yourself to do it?

I get like that often, but I also prefer crafting to reading things that bore me to tears! But don't worry family I do get my work done it just takes me forever and a day. But speaking of curing boredom I'm off to have ladies night with some girls here at UMass!!

peace love and hula hoops

Monday, September 21, 2009

feeling a bit country

Ok I never feel a bit country BUT this weekend was my friends Kevin's surprise 21 country themed birthday party and hot dang it was loads of fun! I know i often complain about UMass but being with my friends reminds me how much I truly love this place!!

This picture is a group of some of my favorite ladies from UMass! I am so lucky to have met all of them!! soooo from the left Katie, Micki, Erin, Me and Sherri!!!

The country theme was fun except for all the terrible country music but I have to jet!! later gators!!

peace. love and hula hoops!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why hey there Ingrid Michaelson!

(Above some neat-o burrito graffiti from Boston!)
Howdy folks! So this weekend I went to Boston to visit my lovely sister April and her boyfriend Eric. It was really fun and I got to meet a lot of their new friends. Everyone was really nice and I had a blast BUT I have to admit the coolest part about the trip was when April and I went to the Ingrid Michaelson concert!!

We went to the Paradise Rock Club. Just like the last time we went to that venue we stood for a pretty long time and the air conditioning was RIDICULOUS! Sorry to side track but I need to explain this air conditioner! It was like being outside in early stages of winter with the wind blowing!! Seriously it was blowing so hard our hair was blowing!! Crazy!!

Anywho back to the point! Ingrid's opening act was Greg Holden and he was just adorable....and he wears flannel!!!! He has amazing talent and I really enjoyed his songs! The girls near us were...parden the language but ragging psycho hoez beasts!! They were awful and kept harrasing him while he played about how cold it was. They were indeed awful people BUT good old Mr. Holden handled them well and kept playing his lovely music!

Then came Ingrid Michaelson! As expected she was completely fabulous!! I can honestly say enjoy all of her songs! She is very funny and quirky. She seems like the kind of person you could instantly be best friends with!! Well after her amazing performance April and I got our tickets signed (well in April's cause her found ticket hahaha)!!! and then we got to meet her and Greg Holden! They are both super cute and very nice...April and I were obviously starstuck and completely goofy!

It was an incredible concert and an amazing trip! I had so much fun and it still feels so unreal that I got to meet Ingrid Michaelson!!!! Although it may sounds lame I told her to her face she was the bees knees, but in my defense she totally is!!!

(Above)This is a poster Ingrid signed for me..notice it's already up on my wall hahaha!
(Below) So April and I are either super adorable or super dorky but we got the same shirt! hahahahaha
well I'm off and sorry this is a lame post but I keep getting side tracked!! But there are more picture of the concert on my flickr. Also my sister wrote about the concert in her bloooooog. Alright toodles poodles!

Peace Love & Hula Hoops

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

new school year new adventures

I'll admit, I really dislike odd numbers so I was very nervous about 2009. Despite all my worrying of the dreaded 2009 but to my surprise it's been absolutely SUPREME!! I've been to Las Vegas, Florida, Warped Tour and Alaska<3!!

I've been back at school for almost a full week and I already have my first adventure of the new year. I'm heading too Boston, Friday, to visit my lovely sister April. I haven't visited Boston in awhile and I'm excited to see April as well as cruise the city! Plus, April and I are going to see Ingrid Michaelson in concert!!! I love seeing concerts with April!!!

Speaking of April, she and Eric came and visited us cool kids at UMass (me and Will).

(Pictures of April when she came and visited me at school! She can be such a goob!!!hahaha)
They brought us out to eat, for a walk and then we dropped off Will and the dream team brought me sneaker shopping. It was a really wonderful day and I enjoyed spending the majority of the day with them! Alright well back to homework and lame things but don't worry people I am planning new adventures!!! I have so many places to go, so many things to see and take pictures of and so many strangers to MEET!!!!

ok later gators!!! Peace. Love and Hula Hoops!!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009


(Views from out my car window....awesome right!?!?!?!?!)

I went to Alaska folks and hot dang it was one of the coolest experiences in my life!! so here is the tale of Alaska but I warn you know this will be kind of a long!!!

My best friend (Hannah Banana) and I decided to visit Alaska, not only had neither one of us been to Alaska before but Hannah's Uncle and Aunt offered us place to stay, good company and a car to bomb around in! So it was off to Alaska with us! On August 22 we left MA, three flights and 14 hours later we were in Anchorage AK!!!! We stayed with Hannah's Uncle Peter and Aunt Pam and on the first day in Anchorage we actually left and went to Big Lake to stay in their lake house, where Banana and I went JET SKIING!!!!!!!!

(Above Talkeetna downtown area. Below Seward port)

I also went to Talkeetna (North of Anchorage), Seward and Portage (both South of Anchorage). I also went and saw not one but TWO glaciers!!! one I saw from across a massive lake (Portage Glacier) and the other was Exit Glacier which we walked pretty close too! We went to the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage and the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward. We also went to the Alaska State Fair twice because it was sooo much fun!!!!!!!!

(Exit Glacier)
(Hannah and her Uncle Peter at SteelFab)

We did lots of other things like visited Hannah's uncle's work (SteelFab) pan for gold, visit downtown Anchorage, took hikes, went to the zoo, saw reindeer, ate reindeer went on a hand tram and even bar hopped! There is so much more to tell but those stories are best told in person. Alaska was an amazing trip and I truly hope I go back again sometime soon because I just LOVED it there<3!!! It was absolutely beautiful and Hannah's family was soo fun and nice, I loved being able to hang out and spend time with them!!!

The whole Macksey Gang. From the Left...Peter, Pam, Hannah and Rylan!!!! YAY ADVENTURE IN ALASKA!!! I guess it's time to plan my next adventure!!!!!!!!! later kids!!

Peace Love and Hula Hoops<3