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Happy Friday!


This pictures makes me smile.  Looking forward to the weekend. TGIF!


November 13, 2009 at 9:22 AM 3 comments


A couple of days ago Sarah posted a blog about her peeves and asked  her readers: “what are your peeves in life?”  So now it’s my turn! For those of you who know me, might know that I am a fairly patient person and it usually takes a lot to annoy me – nonetheless, I have a list of my own pet peeves.  Some of the items on my list make my skin crawl while others make me want to jump out of my seat and inflict pain on someone/something (No worries, I only follow through with this if it is a “thing”), so here we go…

– People who chew their gum so loudly that they sound like they are chewing on a rock.  Please, learn to chew your gum quietly or I will have to remove it from your mouth with my own hands.

– Skinny, size 0 girls who complain that they’re fat.  Look, if you loose any more weight you are going to disappear so just stop talking and go eat a big juicy cheeseburger.

– On the flip side, people who do not wear a size 0 and are unhappy with their weight, but complain about it while they are eating a juicy cheeseburger.  Do something about it!! Don’t just sit their and complain while you stuff your face. Come up with a plan and do it.

– People who drive below the speed limit. There’s a speed limit for a reason-so follow it!!

– People who tell me that I am wearing cute shoes (for example) and when I say thank you, they are from TJ Max (another example) they snub me and pretend to be better than me because their shoes are from BCBG. Don’t think your BCBG’s are better than my TJ Max shoes!

– People who talk a lot during movies.  If i wanted to have a conversation with you – we would have gone to a coffee shop or some place where we could conversate.

– Getting stuck in the rain without an umbrella.  Sometimes this is okay if its a hot summer day and I have no where important to be, but thats rarely the case. In fact, thats never the case.

– When the bottom of my jeans get wet from rain or snow.  Wet jeans are almost as bad as wet socks.

– People who put their feet up on my chair at the movie theater.  Be respectful, if someone is sitting in front of you don’t put your feet up on their chair-just move to a different seat!

– When I get on to the highway and we are driving 5 mph only to find out that the slow down is due to gauker delay.  Please drive and act like you have seen a car accident before, some of us have places to be!

– When people think you are running on their clock and don’t feel the need to inform you when they are running late.  This drives me crazy!! Some of us have things to do, a phone call saying “Im running a little late” would be much appreciated.

What are your pet peeves?

October 6, 2009 at 7:10 PM 1 comment

Picnic of H.O.P.E.

Today, the College of Dentistry at OSU participated in an event titled Picnic of H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Programs & Events)

Myself, along with a few of the other students in my program volunteered to participate in this community service event.  Talk about a rewarding experience, I feel so blessed and thankful to have had this opportunity. Various organizations across the city of Columbus came together to provide services to the homeless people. Services included: hair washing and cuts, manicures and pedicures, medical services, dental services, tons of food, raffle giveaways… and much, much more.

About 1,000 , if not more, homeless people from Columbus attended this event.  I cannot even put into words what I saw.  So, so many homeless people and many of them had smiles on their faces.  They were just so grateful to get a change of clothes, food, and even the medical attention that they have so desperately been needing.

My job was pretty simple, I handed out toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss out to everyone.  We also set individuals up with appointments so that they could see a dentist and get treatment, ASAP.  I think that today, each of our lives were put into perspective.  As students many of us complain about how “poor” we are and how little money we have, but many of us don’t even know what it means to be poor.  As we were helping individuals fill out paperwork, we noticed that one homeless man put his address down as “woods,” another woman said she didn’t have a home and asked if she could leave that portion blank.  Wow, my eyes have been opened.

All I can say is, I am SO blessed and SO thankful.

September 19, 2009 at 8:03 PM 2 comments

UPDATE: Training for a 5k…

This week I started week 4 of training! So far, so good!! I am so surprised at myself, I can’t believe I am still on track.  (I am probably jinxing myself, so knock on wood). This weeks interval training consists of:

Run 3 min

Walk 90 sec

Run 5 min

Walk 2.5 min

Run 3 min

Walk 90 sec

Run 5 min

I am struggling a little during the last 5 min run, I just can’t seem to maintain my breathing very well.  I am hoping today’s run is a little better and I am able to maintain a good pace the entire time.  One thing that I am noticing is achey legs.  My muscles aren’t necessarily sore, but at the end of some days my legs hurt and sharp pains are running though them.  I usually take advil on nights like those, but is that normal?  Will my body eventually adjust to all this running?  I sure hope so! Anyways, keep cheering me on :)!

August 17, 2009 at 1:19 AM 1 comment

Training for a 5K…

I’m not really sure where this is all coming from, but a few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to “train” for a 5k.  Now,I have NEVER been a runner… so I really have no idea what I am getting myself into.  I found a “Couch-to-5k” running plan and I stared following the schedule two weeks ago.  I have two reasons for actually doing this – a) getting in shape b) to prove to myself that I can do it.

When I told my mom she laughed at me and responded with “Laura hunny, you are not athletic.  May be you should consider doing something else…” When I told Mina he said, “Baby, why would you waste your time doing that?…” Okay, so maybe I have a third reason for doing this – c) to prove to those with little faith in me that I can do this! Ha!

I need to stay positive!! All this negative energy around me is not very encouraging.  I’ll try to post once a week with an update! Hopefully I can actually sick with this …. so far, so good!  😀

August 6, 2009 at 8:50 PM 1 comment

Our New Home!

How cute is this?

How cute is this?

Welcome to our new condo! 😀 We finally got approved and we’re all ready to sign the lease on our new place that we will soon call home.  It’s super cute and it’s in a decent area.  Although I do wish it was a little closer to campus it’s still in a great location – Easton is less than 10 minutes away, right in front of the property is a target, meijers, starbucks, krogers…etc.  So really, what more could a girl ask for?  I’m a little nervous though…Mina still has not seen the place in person, hopefully we’ll go see it together one day next week and he can give the official approval. I think it will be perfect for us, for now that is.  It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms (we only have one now, so this is super exciting news for us!), has a decent size kitchen, walk-in closets (SO excited!), a 1 – car attatched garage, and a little belcony. So perfect.  OH and rent is cheaper than what we’re paying now and this place is bigger. Oh, Oh AND did I mention the pool and the fitness center?


May 15, 2009 at 6:53 PM 1 comment

Why must it rain?

It’s all rainy and gloomy outside and  now all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and watch movies or re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy.  None of the above, however, is an option. Why must it rain anyways?  I think tthat if it’s going to rain it should only rain from like 1 AM to 6 AM and then it should stop.  It’s supposed to rain until WEDNESDAY…yuck! How am I supposed to get anything done?? I know that some people say that they would rather the weather be gross outside when they I have a lot to do, but I would be significantly more productive if the weather was beautiful outside.  I guess I better get over it, since I have tons of work to get done between now and wednesday.


April 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM 1 comment

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