Wednesday, November 21, 2012


My first friend at UCA was Elliot. We were two of the 16 freshman in our high school, so naturally we found each other, and stuck together like glue. She was the only one who was fearless enough to be crazy with me.I know that we came across as annoying and obnoxious to the rest of our class, but we were enthusiasts! We found a place at UCA that carried on through our senior year.

Elliot and I haven't spent any time together in the last year, so seeing her last night was such a treat. We got together for dinner on a whim, and those two hours we spent together were not enough! You know there is a true friendship bond when it feels like we never left freshman year. Love you Elle!  

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hillary's Tips and Tricks to Driving

Since I am in a long distance relationship, I am usually in my car driving across the state on my free time. With that said, I have developed some techniques to make my drive faster and more fun.

For speeding:
1. Never be the person leading the speeders, you will be the first one caught, middle speeder is the sweet spot.
2. If you must be the first person, allow the followers to get adapted then addicted to your fast pace. Then slow down, that way they can't take going slow and have to pass you. This is the time you speed and follow, BOOM.
3. If you do get pulled over for speeding, say you have diarrhea and were speeding to get to a bathroom.

For fun:
1. Pick a time limit where you have to sing out loud the entire time. Even if you don't know the words, keep singing. It makes you laugh at yourself.
2. If stuck in traffic for a long time, dance like you are karate chopping the air. It makes you laugh at yourself too!
3. Count your blessings
4. Take deep breaths, we don't take enough of those.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stepping In Dog Poop

I've been so overwhelmed lately, that there is rarely a moment that I don't have this pit in my stomach reminding me of how much I have left to do. There is ALWAYS something running through my mind.

Part of my job is picking up 16 kids from work in a huge van, it is actually a really funny sight seeing little me picking 16 kids up from school. The school that I am assigned to has 2 ADHD high functioning autistics and a boy who is developmentally slow with delayed speech development. Let me tell you, all three of these kids can not speak full sentences, let alone really say any whole words, so it is the most entertaining thing seeing them get into my van hyped up and watching them interact.

Today, the boy who is developmentally slow, was the first one to my van. He happened to step in the biggest pile of dog poop as he climbed into the van, and stepped on a seat and dragged it through the van. Oh man, it was so unfortunate, and hearing him say "sumtin smwells" was so funny it was impossible to be frustrated. All the kids were refusing to get into the van because it smelled like dog poop. I was freezing, trying to use leaves to scrape the poop off his shoe, and just laughing as I tried to get everyone under control (while this was going on, there was a boy using a stick the length of a living room to play with dog throw up) . This wonderful moment, was the brief moment that pit in my stomach wasn't there. I just can't imagine life without these pooper steppers.