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9 Jun

I feel like I haven’t been updating my pictures as often on the good ole facebook… so I thought that I would write a post instead and include those pictures along with some background information. :]

First let me talk about work:

Every morning I march my way up a massive hill. Some may not believe that it is that big but I was huffing and puffing the first time that I walked up it. Thankfully now I am not so out of shape.

This is the view from the bottom of the hill:

This is the view from the top of the hill. The little pieces of stone are to help cars get traction in the winter time so they don’t slide down the hill.

This is a note from my boss… hilarious!

Here are some of my precious students. :]



Some more sweet children:

Some sweet girls from last year who are now in 3rd grade! Wah!!!

Samantha, Julie and Carla:



Now on to my adventures:

Here are some pictures of my adventure to Tokyo:

Here in Japan they have smoking rooms. Gross but very nice. Except… I was standing right by the exit to the smoking room so all of the nasty smoke was blowing in my face. I had to stand here because I was waiting in line for my bullet train to Tokyo.

This is my precious nephew, Riku, who’s 1 year birthday was the day of the earthquake. He is so precious and I love him to pieces.

My two nephews… Riku and Rui. Rui is 4 almost 5 and he loves to talk to me in English. He is so silly.

I have heard so many amazing things about Ikea that I decided I should go. It was my first time and I was a little overwhelmed. But needless to say I still spent $50. :]

I was told that I should eat the Swedish meatballs. They were a small piece of heaven. Drooling all over again.




On the way back home when I messed up my train, I decided it would be nice to sit below the ground on my double decker bullet train.

My craftiness:

I have also been reading a lot of craft blogs here lately. I decided that I wanted to make my own craft and something to decorate my house. I found this great idea of making a piece of wall decor out of toilet paper rolls. Sounds crazy… but it is awesome.

Before spray paint:

After spray paint:

If you know me at all… you know that I am not crafty. But, maybe I am turning over a new leaf. I mean I like cleaning and cooking now so maybe Japan is turning me into a full blown house wife… except I have no husband and I actually work.

Here are some more random pictures:

I went to the grocery store and I brought my bike because it is much nicer riding back with your groceries than carrying them back… so this is what I looked like….

That’s right… bags hanging off of everywhere. I also had my purse on my arm… and I was actually riding when I took this picture. DANGEROUS.

I have also been getting some love via packages.

I got one from my lovely friend Kevin Switzer.

And I got one from my awesome Japanese sister: Yu Hains.

Well now that this has been an extremely random post, I hope that you have enjoyed my pictures. I should work on updating things more often. :]







4 Oct

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Hummus= love.
I have fallen in love with hummus. About a year ago you could find me gagging at it. I guess moving overseas and trying new things all the time changes your taste buds. So tonight, I am attempting to make hummus for the first time. EEK.

2. Chopsticks
I have realized that I prefer eating my salad with chopsticks over a fork. The other night I was at my friend’s house and we were eating salad and I asked if I could have some chopsticks because the fork was just too difficult for me.

3. Magic Number
The magic number is 80. 80 days until I am in America. HOLY E.X.C.I.T.E.M.E.N.T!

4. Pixie
I am thinking about in a year from now chopping ALL of my hair off into a short pixie cut. I’m still trying to decide if I have the face for it or not.

5. Ice Cream
I love ice cream. You can bribe me with it.

Until next time,

Hump Day

9 Sep

The beginning of the down hill slide.

{one} what was your first pet and how did you come up with its name?

My first pet was a kitty and her name was Emily. I have no idea how I got the name Emily. I think I loved her too much because she ran away; well that is what I have been told.

{two} do you like your ice crushed or cubed?

a mixture

{three} do you believe in love at first sight?

Nope. I believe that in order to love someone you have to get to know them. You cannot get to know someone by just seeing them.

{four} do you have any nicknames?

Mal, Mal-Mal, Vern, Flip, Flipper, Mally, Mally Flip

{five} what movie do you never get tired of watching?

Pirates of the Caribbean

{six} how do you like your eggs cooked?

I like them over easy.

{seven} are you named after anyone in particular?

The girl off of Family Ties. I guess my mom loved that show when she was pregnant with me.

{eight} what are three things that you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?

get married, move to africa, have babies

{nine} what one thing always brightens your mood?

A good coffee

{ten} what five things will you always find in your purse?

Phone, keys, wallet, sweat cloth, and hair accessories.

Randoms about me…

18 Aug

* I MUST have some sort of white noise when I sleep.

* I sometimes like to smack my food… just because I know that you shouldn’t.

* Before May 2009 I had had the same curtains, butterflies, hanging up since I was in 7th grade.

* I have a Little Mermaid glow in the dark lamp that I have had since I was 6, it will be getting replaced soon.

* I used to have belching and farting contests with my cousins. Yes, they are girls.

* I don’t have a “side” of the bed that I sleep on. I just get in and fall asleep.

* Bugs don’t bother me, unless they are the type that can kill me then they are dead faster.

* I really miss playing my violin.

* I can have a good time.

* I love my mom more than anything and when she is gone for 3 days I miss her terribly.

* I can sing the 50 states in ABC order.

* I make noises.

* I say eww about a lot of things.

* My closet is EXTREMELY organized and when 1 shirt is out of order I get annoyed.

* I love makeup and I sometimes wish I could get mine professionally done.

* I am such a teacher at heart and I wish I had my own classroom to decorate.

* I love burning candles, well really anything.

* I enjoy singing.

* Fireworks are one of my most favorite things ever.

* I really want a niece or nephew REALLY bad.

* I have watched only 1 episode of Saved by the Bell and Fresh Prince. I don’t like them. gasp. I know.

* I talk about random silly things when I get nervous.

* I really want to eat sushi right now.

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