Thursday, November 18, 2010


Andy and I decided to make a list of our top three goals. Hopefully by putting them out there for the "world" to see, we'll be more accountable. Since our goals are shockingly the same these days, it wasn't a hard little list to put together.

1. Participate in the New York marathon next year and finish it...even if we're last.

2. Take our respective graduate school tests by February 2011.

3. Get into a graduate school on either of our lists--Mine: NYU, Boston Univeristy, UC Berkley, San Francisco State University. Andy's: USC, Standford, UCLA, NYU, Dartmouth.

We realize these are ridiculously amibitious schools to get into, but why not go for it right? The worst that can happen is that they'll say "no" and we'll go to a different school. No harm in trying though.

4. Go backpacking through Europe the end of March/beginning of April (Thanks to Natalie Oaks for suggesting such an outrageous idea that we can't seem to get out of our heads. Thanks for encouraging us to have some spontaneous life experiences instead of just following the "plan").

5. Find a career AKA a "real job" that gives us benefits like health insurance so we can get crackin on that whole baby business.

I think that's it for now, thank goodness. I'm a little aprehensive about finding ways to accomplishing these goals as they all take severe motivation and dedication, and to be honest, some days I don't think I like looking at our list of
Hopefully we'll be able to keep ourselves accountable and motivated!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Epic Fail

So Andy and I have come to realize that we're so pathetically behind in our blog. I'm 100% sure that we've lost the little audience we had to begin with, so I apologize for the seemingly inconsequential ramblings of our boring lives, but I figure I should be keeping some sort of record for ourselves.

Right now we're in that weird, transitional limbo phase of being adults, but not being "grown-up." I never thought the day would come when we'd both be done with school, but it's not only come, it's passed us by! The only thing we've realized is that we miss school so we're trying to go back. Somewhere in the universe pigs must be flying. That being said, Andy and I are spending are hours of free time studying for the GMAT and the GRE. I've spoken with some admission counselors at NYU and Boston University and that's given us some excitement in our lives. We still need ridiculously good scores, so hopefully our brain matter hasn't downsized too much since our education hiatus.

My once awesome job was taken away from me, leaving me job hunting...again. The only upside is that I've gotten quite good at finding jobs and my resume is top notch. The FBI came into my ex-work and took all the paperwork and computers and everything. It was like something out of a movie. I've added it to my growing list of "things that don't happen to normal people." I was lucky to be able to work at Hale Center Theatre during the months of September, October and November, helping out with costumes. It's been quite a ride.

We're still applying for job after job, but it's looking like we're just going to have to pick up and move...take the plunge into the world of big cities and corporate America. The plan is to do it in April if nothing comes along by then. But what's life without a little risk-taking? We've played by the rules for so long, so it's time throw caution to the wind and just jump.

Andy is working on his resume with the help of the International Marketing manager from eBay. He's been a godsend and we're truly blessed to have met him the day Andy and his team won the case competition all those months ago. Hopefully some interviews will come our way.

Besides job hunting, working, exercising, and studying, we were able to go to Disney World again--this time with Andy's parents. The heat was sweltering and the humidity was unbearable...but we had a great time! We were also able to go to the Puyallup Fair in September with my sisters. It brought back so many funny memories of Krumpy pups, free chocolate milk, and trolling the fairgrounds for cute boys.It was so surreal to see Celeste and Olivia there doing the things Lisa, Heather, Alex and I used to do. I can't believe how fast they are growing up. They went from playing barbies and dress-up to squealing over Justin Beiber overnight. Weird.

The goal is to update more frequently, especially since the holidays are upon us. Fun and interesting things are bound to happen.