Busy Bee

Today was another early morning for me, I was up and awake at 6:30 a.m. and worked until 9 on my Chemistry Lab Report. Then it was time to grab some breakfast! I had crunchy fruit salad (basically a mix of fresh fruit and granola) with about a half cup of cottage cheese on the side for some tartness and protein. It’s made with copious amounts of granola, so I usually don’t eat all of it and excavate for fruity bites!

Coffee too!

Coffee too!

That didn’t hold me over for long, so I snacked on some unsweetened apple sauce and a nutri-grain bar before my 12 o’clock French class.Luckily, I was able to finish my lab report before heading out to class. Glad I got it out of the way! Those suckers are the worst ;).

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After French I biked back to get some lunch with Kyle. UCSB is a HUGE biking school and I depend on my giraffe bike to get me everywhere :). I love those beautiful, sunny days with just a hint of a breeze!

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Lunch was a salad (I love me some carrots- I promise there are some lettuce leaves in there!) and some teriyaki beef with rice and more veg. I also snuck a couple of bites from Kyle’s grass fed burgers and curly fries. Yum!

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Then it was right back to work.

Thursdays are always my least favorite day of the week. It should be illegal to have a mandatory 4 hour chemistry lab.

How I feel about lab.

How I feel about lab.

I basically spent 4 hours making these crystals. Don’t get me wrong, they’re pretty, but in the future I’d prefer to buy them at a craft store for 23 cents ;).

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Mad scientist in training right here!

I didn’t get out till 10 and was HUNGRY! Embarrassing enough to say, Kyle and I went to the same restaurant as yesterday. We just can’t get enough of Vietnamese food! I order some pineapple fried rice with lean chicken breast and shrimp. We also split a Vietnamese iced tea which is out of this world. Kyle ordered a beef dish, but was more than happy to help me with my huge plate of food!

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It’s been such a long day, I’m glad I won’t have another Thursday for a week. Bring on the weekend!

 

Ready to Go!

Last night was a late one. I’m lucky to have a GREAT group of friends that live within the same dorm as me. However, this makes for a lot of late nights as everyday seems like a giant sleepover party. Long story short, I was up till 2 laughing and having a fun time with my main ladies :).

The dorm I live in :)

The dorm I live in :)

However, I was up and ready to go this morning for a sweat sesh with my friends Tiana and Kherishma! I was expecting to feel really sluggish from being up too late, but ended up getting up before my alarm by a solid hour at 6:30 a.m. I went down to the dining common around 8 and got breakfast with Tiana, then we biked over to our campus gym.

I know it looks like vomit, but I promise it's good!

I know it looks like vomit, but I promise it’s good!

I’ve been strength training with heavy weights for about a year, but always ended up going alone since most girls are intimidated by all that manly-man testosterone that surrounds the weight section. I was so excited when Tiana asked if she could come with me some time so I could show her around! We’re both morning people so our workout times line up perfectly.

Love me some cute workout clothes!

IMG_1644 Love me some cute workout clothes!

 

My blue-eyed beauty of a friend!

My blue-eyed beauty of a friend!

After the gym, I made a bee-line for Starbucks to grab a drink before my US History lecture. I’m usually much more of a coffee person, but a Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher sounded too appealing to pass up.

I pick my drinks based on if they match my outfit ;)

I pick my drinks based on outfit compatibility ;)

Did you know that Starbucks has a new Frappuccino out? I do.

He always knows what's best for me ;)

He always knows what’s best for me ;)

After my history and chemistry lectures, I had my French midterm, which I think went pretty well :). By 1 o’clock I was starving and more than game to meet Kyle for some food at one of our favorite restaurants.

ain't he a cutie?

ain’t he a cutie?

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We got Vietnamese food and I inhaled it all :).

So far, it’s been such a nice day! I’m done with class and am probably going to take a delicious nap before springing (or not) into homework.

 

Just a Friendly Introduction

Hello everyone!

 

Welcome!

Welcome!

As most introductions go, this one will most likely be a little awkward with no real direction to it :).

My name is Christine and I’m currently a college student majoring in Microbiology and minoring in French at the University of California at Santa Barbara. After much thought and indecisiveness, I have finally decided to make my own blog- one that describes my life and highlights a few of my passions, such as health and fitness, cooking, and giraffes. Like many other new bloggers, I have been a long time follower and reader, but have only now mustered up enough courage to start my own site!

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I’ve been dating the most wonderful guy for the last two and a half years (high school sweetheart) and am lucky enough to be at the same college as him. Kyle’s my Prince Charming!

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I’m nervous to share so much of my life, but, at the same time, very excited!

Just a Friendly Introduction

Hello everyone!

 

Welcome!

Welcome!

As most introductions go, this one will most likely be a little awkward with no real direction to it :).

My name is Christine and I’m currently a college student majoring in Microbiology and minoring in French at the University of California at Santa Barbara. After much thought and indecisiveness, I have finally decided to make my own blog- one that describes my life and highlights a few of my passions, such as health and fitness, cooking, and giraffes. Like many other new bloggers, I have been a long time follower and reader, but have only now mustered up enough courage to start my own site!

DSC_0275_2 howdy!

I’ve been dating the most wonderful guy for the last two and a half years (high school sweetheart) and am lucky enough to be at the same college as him. Kyle’s my Prince Charming!

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I’m nervous to share so much of my life, but, at the same time, very excited!

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