Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hoot Hoot

For a couple of months now, I've been on this owl kick. Like naturally just attracted to almost anything owl (rings, shirts, etc). Double points if its an owl with reading glasses. I think it has to do with my thought process that owls are usually linked to have traits of keenness and wisdom and everything I'd want to be as a scholar (Owl from Winnie the Pooh anyone?) So obviously this picture is an easy win. Coffee and owl in one picture! Those eyes... so creatively adorable. I want this picture hanging in the kitchen of my new apartment!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My current wallpaper

Just had to share! (This is actually my google homepage wallpaper.) I am so excited that my new school has a VS Pink collegiate line. I will definitely be looking to buy a couple of things to show off my pride for U of I. 

I am SO excited to say that I will soon be a Fighting Illini!

Yay! New Blog!

I am so excited to finally start my own blog. Something that has been on my project list for some time now. And I'll just say it... I'm currently in need of projects right now.

Since graduating from UC Irvine and moving back home to the Bay Area, I have been super busy with studying for the GREs, researching schools, emailing and calling countless schools and faculty, applying, writing my personal statements, and interviewing. I am very happy to say now that I will be attending University of Illinois, but this also means I have two months left of absolutely NOTHING to do. A normal person would be very thrilled with lounging around pointlessly all day, but I cannot stand this AT ALL.

I am hoping I can keep up with this blog, post a hodge podge of things I find interesting, and update on what will hopefully be my exciting life in Illinois. This will be a good place for all my friends and family from home to stay connected with me and see how I'm doing.

And a teensy secret, but I have this huge fear of allowing others to read what I write. This mainly has to do with school papers and such, but definitely a problem I can't have if I'm going to be the big, bad scientist publishing a bajillion papers I want to be. I want this blog to be a way for me to let go of that fear even if it isn't the same type of writing.

Let's hope I'm interesting enough to continue reading and maybe I'll even attract non-family/friend readers. Who know!