let it snow

today we received ten inches of snow and there are no signs of stopping. 
we went out and explored tonight. but honestly, i'm sick of this crap. 


aggie hoops

i promise you, there is nothing crazier than an aggie basketball game. basketball games just might be my favorite part about this school. the team spirit is crazy and nothing is louder than our student section. my school is currently in the running for loudest student section in the nation. i think we just might win.

here's some pictures from the last two games i've been to this week.

thursday night's game: 

(those are cardboard cut outs of various people like obama & snooki) 

saturday night's game:

(for the photo bomb. ten points for him) 

we get wild. 


so this happened

colt ford started following me on twitter, which i'm pretty dang excited about.
i love colt ford and had a blast at his concert about a year ago!
it was so great meeting him, and having him sign my phone.
and now, he follows me! it all comes full circle.

i pretty much screamed in the middle of class when i checked my twitter and saw my new follower.


surviving 101

where i live, the average temperature lately has been around 10 degrees. when it gets around 5 degrees here we all get really excited because that's warm to us. usually when i walk to class in the morning, its about -10. a few days ago it was -18 and i couldn't even believe it. i live in a frozen tundra. so as you could imagine, walking to class at 8 in the morning is pretty miserable. here's my tips to surviving a frozen winter while attending college.

+ obviously, stay inside. don't leave unless you absolutely have to. and don't worry, your not missing out on anything because everyone else is inside too.

+ wear layers. long sleeves, cardigan, coat, scarf. and if it's cold enough, wear leggings underneath your jeans. the problem is though, it's fine when your walking outside, but once you get inside and sit down in the classroom, you sweat bullets. so wear layers that you can take off easily while in class. 

+ forget about texting. don't even try to look at your phone while your walking to class. your fingers will be frozen within seconds and you won't be able to text anyway so just forget about it. unless you are wearing gloves with the touchscreen finger tips in them. those are pretty awesome. 

+ walk with your head down and your hood on. your hood will act as a shield from the wind. if you try to walk with your head up, the wind will blow right into your face and dry your little eyeballs right out of your face. and this way, you can watch for ice which is all over the place.

+ carry some hot chocolate with you while your walking. not only will it keep your hands warm, it will make you warm. but drink it quick, because it will cool down fast due to the arctic winds. 

+ and the best tip for last, if its too cold outside, just don't go to class.  

good luck out there!


welcome home.

if you follow me on instagram, twitter or facebook you would know that my big brother came home from his mission on saturday. i had been anticipating that day for two years. since the day he left, i always imagined the day that he would return. two years went by, and finally the day came. i did a pretty great job of not crying, until i saw my brother for the first time standing at the top of the escalator. and then i lost it. me and my mom ran over to him and we both were completely sobbing on his shoulder. i'm sure he didn't love that, but i couldnt help it. it was a really great weekend and i'm so glad to have my brother back. it still doesn't feel like its real.


catch up

life is busy for a full time college student. i'm taking six classes and two labs. add on friend time, exercise time, studying time, and homework time... blogging ends up at the bottom of my list. PLUS a new semester just started so i'm trying to figure out classes, adjust my schedule, buy textbooks and figure out what the heck i'm doing. POINT IS, i've been busy. but here's some pictures.