Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Over Spring Break

 So over spring break A LOT happened! I'll only touch on a few events but needless to say it was not dull at all! :)
First off, I was pleasured with the presence of my friend Xiaotong Jiang (or Pheobe...her English name) an exchange student from China. I had had a class with her last semester and over winter break we exchanged e-mails and I asked her if she had plans for spring break. She didn't, so I invited her to stay with me...FOR THE WHOLE WEEK! haha scary I know. But she braved it out.

It was a blast! Right away we got busy! I set out to give her a good experience and allow her to see what the life of a Buechler really is about (aka nonstop). The day we arrived back home, Rachel and I had our longboard packages waiting for us! We couldn't wait to test them out the next day.

But that same night we ended up having a bonfire at the house and Pheobe had her first  S'more! She loved it! The rest of the week followed with a few more firsts for her too. She learned how to ride a bike (and she didn't even use training wheels to start. now that's impressive). She saw the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. She went to church for the first time. She had her first sleepover. AND she cooked a chinese meal for 10 people for the first time (DELICIOUS)! Needless to say we were quite busy.

(phoebe, me, luke)

One evening though, we weren't to sure what to do and somehow we got to talking about paper airplanes. Well I asked her if she knew origami and she did. And after that....we spent 8 hours straight folding papers and making beautiful art. (She was mainly teaching me haha) We had so much fun! During that time, we had a great idea....that we would make a bouquet of flowers for Teresa Rieke, who at the end of the week was holding a girl's night that we were going to go to. By the time we were almost finished we realized it was past 3 in the morning and called it a night. We put another hour in the next day and our creations were complete!

The top picture is the one we gave to Teresa (we themed the colors and the vase, but kept the flower type the same)

It was a great spring break and I had a wonderful time!! Beaching it, longboardin it, origamiin it, having fun with fam, and making a great new friend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making Decisions

A lot of times I decide not to do something because of fear that what I decide to do is not the best option. (That’s probably a reason why I haven’t chosen a major yet in school. So many things seem so interesting to me.) I always find myself thinking, “well what if something else comes along and it’s better, but I’m stuck with what I’ve chosen?” The problem with thinking like this is that most of the time I end up stuck where I am and never actually deciding on something.

Don’t get me wrong though, I LOVE spontaneity!! It’s one of the things I love most. I mean to just all of a sudden hop in the car on a whim and take a road trip on a nice day or get an urge to go on a long bike ride to enjoy the weather …those are some of the things I absolutely live for.

I gotta live life, take chances, laugh a little. [Now trust me I’m no stranger to these 3 tasks of life. More so the first and third. I like to think I’m a chance taker…and I am, but with some precautions which is not always a bad thing.]

I think for me, what gets me is the decision making. Setting my foot down. Giving a yes or a no answer. It’s gotten better as I’ve grown older probably do to maturing and just the ability to think more clearly (or so I like to think haha) But even if that isn’t the case I know that I've been given a sound mind. And when I’m not sure of the answer or decision that I need to make, it’s perfectly okay because there’s someone that I know very well who does. And that’s when I realize that my qualms are nothing to fret about that everything is planned out for me already. And it’s okay to hop in the car and head to "who knows where" and enjoy the day I’ve been given.

Friday, March 4, 2011

What are Words

Music speaks volumes. Call me a romantic, but I’m sure not hopeless. This story…touched, inspired, and gave me hope.  Now I haven’t been following American Idol, so this was the first time I heard of Chris Medina and his story.  Yes, I teared up at the story and of course at the song, but his love and commitment shows what it really means when you get ready to say “I do”. I’ll let the videos tell the story though.

The Story

The Song

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

O Sheetz

So there's a place here that's a safe haven to all college students in the weeee hours of the day or night. (normally night) This place is called Sheetz. Its name rings in my ears and gives me a tingly feeling all over. Oh how this destination has saved me many a night of my midnight cravings and coffee fixations.

Now those of you who are not familiar with this place:
First, I cannot imagine anyone who isn't.
Second, if you aren't. That needs MUST be changed.
Third, well what are you waiting for?! Go and find a Sheetz!

But in the case that one may not be able to come near such a wondrous place I shall explain its magnificence. It feeds your car and your belly! It is not your regular gas station. Oh NO! It is the gas station of all gas stations. Once you go in you are hit with a slew of jaw dropping items to choose from and it's all at the tip of your fingers (or touch)! You can order your food off of a touch screen! Anything from pizza, giant burritoes with everything you want in it, the most delicious nachos ever, to smoothies, and the most delectable coffee drinks just to name a few. Not to mention it has the regular tempting donut station as well as aisles of junk food filled with chips and sweets that are just waiting to boost up your cholesterol.

So here's to you Sheetz. The safe haven for starving college students that are up way too late on nights in which they should just go to bed.