Monday, February 21, 2011

Psychedelic Art!

I love to draw! Especially trippy pictures with mushrooms and bright colors. :)

Each week, Michelle aka Mich and I meet up in 'The Galaxy', which is a big room in our dorm tower that has a bunch of TV's and video game consoles hooked up. We get high in one of our rooms (usually mine because my RA is so awesome) and than we head over to The Galaxy with our laptops and art supplies.
The best is when no one else is in there, so we can play music through Groove Shark and be as loud as we want. I lalalove doing art with her! When we smoke together, I seriously just laugh the entire time.

Here's a few chalk pastel pieces on foam board:
Mushroom Forest :)
Idk...I was really high hahaha
and a few more random drawings:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I Went to the LGBT Center on Campus Today!

I am very proud of myself! Today was a super productive day for me. Rewind to 8:30 this morning when my alarm snapped me back to reality. I woke up and did an hour of yoga. I don’t know what it is about yoga, but I feel so refreshed afterwards. It’s like a boost of energy kicks in. I started doing yoga about a month ago with Michelle and since then, I have seen improvement in my flexibility.

Today was the first day I did something I have been aching to do for months now. I had a very important appointment at 10:00 this morning with someone I have never met. I went to the LGBT center at my school!! I paced back and forth standing outside the center until I sucked it up and walked through the doors, I have previously walked past 100’s of times. I was greeted by a receptionist, who guided me into the director's office.

My thoughts were scaring the shit out of me by this point. What is he going to be like? What is he going to think of me? What are we going to talk about? The usual haha

I walked in and the receptionist closed the door behind me. There stood before me was just a normal(slightly feminine) looking dude. Right then and there my anxiety level went down a notch. We sat down at a circular table off in the corner of the room and he could probably tell I was REALLY NERVOUS. I think I even told him I was haha He was super cool and nice about everything though. He started informing me about the LGBT Center and everything it contributes to campus, providing a safe place for students to come to. He gave me some flyers and broachers containing information about future events associated with the center and the members. We exchanged snippets of our life stories and before I knew it, the hour had already passed.

From the LGBT Center, I ran back to my room, ate lunch and got changed. I met up with friends and we went to spin class. It was the first time I had ever tried it, but I liked it a lot more than I was expecting. My favorite part about spin is that it’s super-fast paced, the music is pumping and the instructor Susan is so damn funny!

Once spin class ended, I booked it to the counseling center to meet up with my counselor Lauren. She's becoming one of my favorite human beings. Today we talked a lot about how I mind read people. It's never easy to admit a flaw you have, but I absolutely do it. Mind reading is when you walk away from someone or a group of people and you worry you said something wrong, that they might not like you and you become self-conscious. I mostly do this when I meet new people.

After counseling I got back to my room and worked out for an hour with my perfect pushup. I called Angel, my bestie from back home and we talked for a while. Than that evening I went out to the movies with friends and we saw Just Go with It and I freaking loved it. The movie was so funny. Go see it!

Oh and right before I left the LGBT Center, he gave me a shirt! I'm giving it to my friend Michelle because she's always wanted one!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Kids Are Alright

I recently discovered that my school offers HBO and a newly released movie channel. I sort of regret finding it because I've now seen Inception about four times. They also overplay Despicable Me, Salt, Red, Date Night, Dinner for Shmucks and The Town way too much.

The real reason I'm writing this post is for another movie I saw. The storyline is a normal suburban family with two teenage children, who have two moms. The daughter, played by Mia Wasikowska (Alice from Alice in Wonderland), tracks down her sperm donor father with her half brother, played by Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games). His name in the movie is Laser and ever since I heard that name, I now want a Shiba Inu and name it Laser. Along with my Husky named Milo. The movie is overall pretty good, so I wanted to recommend it to you guys.

The movie is called The Kids Are Alright. Check it out and I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Drawings For My Counselor

My counselor Lauren is seriously THE SHIT! I love her so much! I'm so happy I mustered up enough courage to go to the counseling center last semester because she is helping me so much. If you're in college and you have access to a counseling center, I really recommend you check it out! I told my counselor how much I love to draw one week, so the following Friday, she gave me a challenge to draw two pictures for her...

The first drawing assignment was How I See Myself

The second drawing assignment was My Ideal Self

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." -Maya Angelou