Snapshot: Harry Potter

I’ve decided to inform you about my thoughts on Harry Potter– Snapshot style-

Why I love Harry Potter?

1) I grew up with the books, literally. It’s fun to read about kids your own age.

2) Magic! Der!

3) ‘Cause all children should get swept away in fantasy


Favorite book in the series?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!


1) Because I’d never experienced so many shocks and twists in a novel before; It’s magical.

2) Because we learn the origins of the Marauders Map

3) Time Travel be blowin’ my mind

4) Harry and Ron haven’t turned into douche-y teenagers yet


Scariest moment?

I believe in the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry goes into the Forbidden Forest, and sees some cray cray sh*t. Basically he walks in on Quirrell/Voldemort drinking the blood out of a slain unicorn. It might not sound scary, but hearing that late at night when I was 8 or 9 gave me a nightmare! Actually just go watch the movie and tell me it is not a terrifying scene!

I told you!


Most hated?

Dolores Umbridge. She is just the meanest thing. Also, I read something that made me laugh, and then think, and then get a little disturbed. But then I kind of loved it.

Have you ever wondered what happened to Umbridge when she gets carried away in the forest by the centaur folk? Obviously they don’t kill her, because she’s back in the hospital later. So what exactly went down….Find out!


Favorite Scenes?

1) Students mourning Dumbledore’s death. It was so perfect, and maybe just maybe, makes me a little misty-eyed.


2) Harry and Hermione dancing in the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. I loved this scene, although seemingly random. It enforces the reality of 16-17 year-olds not knowing if they’re going to survive or what will happen to their world. And it shows the redeeming character of Harry.



Well now, that was fun, no? If inclined, write your answers to the above questions in a comment!


Outfit Heavy — Fresh Start


And in honor of Springtime and Easter happenings-Image


Tonight will be spent going through all closets and drawers, picking out stuff to donate to Goodwill and alike places. It feels good to have a fresh start, and finally let go of that ratty shirt I haven’t been able to part with. Okay, maybe like 20 ratty shirts. And some stinky shoes. Shhh don’t tell.


I have been thoroughly enjoying our little nook, and so have the dogs. 



Although I did find this little turd nugget starting to tear out the threads.





You’re not afraid of fire, are you, Katniss?

In honor of the Hunger Games coming out this Friday, and my love of nail polish, I picked up a mini China Glaze collection inspired by the Hunger Games.


Yes, part of this purchase was facilitated by evil marketing, but I do like the colors. They are cool and unique to my collection.




Fun stuff, eh?

I am super excited for the movie, although I am prepared to not let its shortcomings from the book ruin the experience. 

I also am considering building something like this to display/organize my polishes:



3-day Weekend

This weekend was pretty exciting. Pat’s family came in to celebrate our brother-in-law’s residency match. Basically the whole country has the students who matched all open their envelopes at the same time to see where they will do their residency. The suspense and big reveal was awesome!





Taylor was matched at Stanford for the Pediatrics program. Super exciting! I think Mary and Taylor are going to really love the Palo Alto area.  We celebrated with several amazing dinners and some fro yo, of course. 


And here’s the threads from my 4-day work week (yay!)



The pups also had a vet appointment.Image

Even though Oliver got 2 shots, he was the braver of the two. 


This weekend, I decided I had “had it” with the random desk we stuck in the corner of our living room. It served little purpose but to hold some paperwork and display pictures.

We spent Sunday moving out the desk and finding the perfect little pieces to replace the large empty space.

It’s now a cozy little seating area, and still displays our special photos, books, and other doo-dads.



I’ve really been enjoying my new job. Working 8-5 isn’t nearly as bad of an adjustment as I had anticipated, which is even better. And I haven’t even gotten lost since my first interview there, yahoo! And yes, it is very easy to get lost in a gigantor medical building.

It loos like this-

And this wing looks all pretty at night with the DNA deco.

Here’s my “first day of work” pic; I don’t know how Pat managed a smile at 7 AM.

& here are some other rando work-clothing shots.

It’s been kinda fun playing dress-up.










Mr. Bean

On Saturday, we drove through the dreariness/wetness/deppresingness and picked up our lil guy!

He looks like this-

Oliver Bean!


Tomorrow is my last day of new employee orientation. Thank goodness. It’s a whole junk load of information to take in. But I get to wear a fun ID badge at all times. It’s pretty big time.

Also, Mary and Taylor brought over some tasty mexican food for dinner. It’s from a place called Fuzzy’s Tacos. Isn’t that just a horrific name? Who does that??  It was good though.


Romantical (not really)

I’ve been looking for the right place to display these quote boards that my sister Erin made us for our wedding. On them, she painted a quote from Mark Twain that was also read during our ceremony.

Right now they’ve found a home sitting in our living room atop the desk.

Oh, and Valentines Day happened. Pat and I picked out these flowers in the spirit of pink & red.

Aside from making dinner, bahama bucks, and a stomach ache, Valentines Day was rather typical. We decided to keep it pretty low-key, because our real valentiny is coming on Saturday! I can’t wait to see him again!

I start my first day of work tomorrow, so that shall be exciting and eventful. Time to steam some clothes!

February Snow!

As I mentioned yesterday, Lubbock had a lil snow day! We were not super excited to trudge through the snow to find our car at the airport; all I can say is thank God I brought a big jacket on the trip just in case!

Naturally, when we got home, we changed into snow appropriate attire and frolicked a bit before driving out to Five Guys for lunch.


Texas Tech cancelled classes today due to the snow, so Pat and I will probably spend it doing laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning. Fun stuff.

And in other news, I’ve  been offered a job through the Texas Tech medical school. Yay! I tentatively start this Thursday. It’s been difficult these last few months, feeling like nothing would ever pan out- but 17 job applications later, and I’ve found success. I am very thankful for this opportunity.

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