This is WEIRDD: September 2017

Wearing

Mallory: my tennis shoes and my dinkles cause it’s been a month chock full of band

Abby: My new Tau Beta Sigma hat because then I don’t have to do my hair

Eating

Mallory: Tyson Anytizer Chicken Fries and ranch while also drinking Red Diamond Sweet Tea. I’m honestly living 10 year old Mallory’s food dream.

Abby: I’ve really committed to this frozen meal thing. I think October will be a month of cooking again.

Impressed By

Mallory: Megan Beard – somehow we managed to get up and go to church together every single Sunday this month. God bless Megan for keeping me accountable – I don’t know what I would do without her

Abby: Amber Jones is a pretty great chick. Glad she’s a person in my life.

Reading

Mallory: I don’t really have time to read for fun. Like at all. BUT I have started the Alexander Hamilton biography that the Broadway musical is based on. It’s slow going. But I am enjoying it.

Abby: articles about bite force and its relation to skull shape

Downloading

Mallory: I recently discovered Neck Deep. Y’all. I really like their music. I highly recommend In Bloom and 19 Seventy Sumthin’ from their newest album, The Peace and The Panic. Also that entire album. It’s all really good.

Abby: I’ve been really feeling Fools this month

Doing

Mallory: Not writing for this blog, that’s for sure. But I think I’m going to resume The Friday Five this week. So stay tuned for that – or don’t.

Abby: Trying to get through this semester. So stay tuned for that – or don’t.

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This is WEIRDD: August 2017

Wearing

Mallory: My very comfortable Adidas superstars. Sometimes I forget I own other shoes, but it is okay…..right????

Abby: my sports bras and tennis shoes have been getting a lot more wear. thanks band.

Eating

Mallory: Pretzels have become my staple snack. They are easy to carry around in my backpack and pull out when I wanna eat in class or in the bandhall or ANYWHERE.

Abby: I have been meal-prepping soups. It’s nice.

Impressed By

Mallory: The students I worked with all summer and the members of my home church who helped with Hurricane Harvey clean up last weekend. I so so wished that I could have been there working with them.

Abby: I’m impressed by people who aren’t already tired of this semester.

Reading

Mallory: I don’t actually think that I read anything for fun this month, BUT I did read a book a really really enjoyed for class – Wild Seed by Olivia Butler. It is a mix of science/historical fiction and I highly recommend.

Abby: does reading tweets count?

Downloading

Mallory: TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW MUSIC

Abby: I have still been just listening to Cleopatra… I’m a creature of habit.

Doing

Mallory: SO much. School. Work. Band. TBS. Not enough sleep. It has been a lil hard for me to get into the swing of being back in Fayetteville and at school.

Abby: oh you know, working, banding, schooling. just the usual

This is WEIRDD: July 2017

Wearing

Mallory: um nike shorts. it is really hot in houston so ya girl is just tryna stay cool. i wore the same t shirt for a week when i worked vbs – it was a fun week of not planning outfits.

Abby: Black on black because I have been working all the time.

Eating

Mallory: STORYTIME. last week i was dogsitting at my boss’s house and since i had access to a stove and oven i decided to cook myself dinner so i went to my favorite grocery store HEB and bought a box of mac n cheese and a bag of frozen chicken nuggets. and a couple of bottles of sweet tea and a pint of ben n jerrys. AND THE CHECK OUT GIRL COMMENTED ON THE FACT THAT IT LOOKED LIKE A GOOD DINNER. like what. don’t judge me!!!!!

Abby: Preacher’s Son Bentonville AR. Garret took me on a fancy date and I got clams and omg they were so tasty. 10/10 would clam again.

Impressed By

Mallory: is it conceited if i say myself?? i just feel like i have grown a lot this summer and found stuff out about myself. i am like good? at building relationships with students and i am genuinely impressed at that?

Abby: My coworkers. GO SAVOY

Reading

Mallory: “Windfall” by Jenifer E. Smith: WOW. what a book. it deals with how a couple of high school teenagers spend the money after they buy a winning lottery ticket. plus there is romance. a good YA read. “The Names They Gave Us” by Emery Lord. GUYS this book. i was floored by it. it like is about a teens faith being challenged at a summer camp with romance and she is finding herself and i cried A LOT. “I See London, I See France” by Sarah Mlynowski was also a good read. it just made me really want to travel and it was very good so yeah the theme of this summer has been YA written by strong women authors. NICE.

Abby: ha.

Downloading

Mallory: i have been very into podcasts recently. specifically “Don’t Blame Me” with Meghan Rienks, “Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig”, and “The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous Podcast”. i like podcasts a whole lot, but what do i do with my hands??? and my eyes??? help me enjoy this more.

Abby: I got a roku! and Buffy is on Hulu.

Doing

Mallory: dreading going back to real life??? going on our high school mission trip??? bonding with students i love a whole lot??? missing my friends??? i have had a lot of emotions this month and i have been doing a lot

Abby: I went to Nashville and Texas.

Iconic Girls Trip to Nash: Day 1 Summary

Ok! So, for those of you who don’t know, me and couple of my lady friends are on a Girl’s Road Trip to Nashville. I will keep y’all updated on the tasty happenings of this adventure.

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Road trip started as every good road trip starts….with a stop at a fast food restaurant for breakfast. I got a Whataburger Jr. because you know what is better than breakfast? BURGERS. Disclaimer: I would normally always choose breakfast over burgers but I was having a craving, ya know?

 

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Our first stop is Memphis for some BBQ at Rendezvous. They weren’t technically open so the menu was limited to ribs, rolls and greek salad. The dry rub on the ribs was freakin’ tasty and our waiter hooked us up with rolls for the road.

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^This is a Memphis Selfie.

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We stopped at WALGREENS for more snacks and a potty break. Also shoutout to my mom for having a Walgreens rewards card that I use all the time.

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This is our tiny house. It’s so artsy and adorable and small. I am anticipating getting really close to Lexi and Amber on this trip.

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So if you wanna know the real reason for us coming to Nashville was the Pork Ramen at Two Ten Jack. I have dreamed about this ramen for two months so basically my trip peaked last night.

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We ended the evening with Ice Cream from Jeni’s. All is well in Nash.

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This is WEIRDD: June 2017

i (mallory) almost forgot about this so now here we are writing it late

Wearing

Mallory: i got some new sandals from target so that i don’t have to wear heels to church on Sunday mornings and i really like them

Abby: The highwaisted mom jeans have returned from the back of my closet.

Eating

Mallory: buncha Wendy’s chicken nuggets cause girl those are the best chicken nugs!!!!!!!!

Abby: I made a honey mustard salmon. It was good. Ask Garret.

Impressed By

Mallory: myself cause i’ve knitted a lot and submitted the MEP for TBS and then submitted it again and also cause i’m cool as heck

Abby: Amber Jones. She’s really killing this being an adult thing.

Reading

Mallory: “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns” by Mindy Kaling which was way way good cause she’s funny and also “Once and For All” by Sarah Dessen because I LOVE HER and “Always and Forever Lara Jean” by Jenny Han cause it was the final book of the series that i LOVE so yeah i’ve been reading a lot

Abby: Station Eleven. This is the first book I have read in over 2 years that I really enjoyed. It is a sort of post apocalyptic fiction but it doesn’t use the tropes you would expect.

Downloading

Mallory: David Dobrik’s vlogs have been my jam lately. That kid is doing a hecka job with his youtube career!!!! he’s way funny and you should check him out

Abby: Iconic Girl’s Trip to Nash.

Doing

Mallory: werk werk werk werk werk. also lots and lots of target runs. like at least two a week. i think i have a problem.

Abby: Finished my summer class. I am so happy.

This is WEIRDD: May 2017

Wearing

Mallory: um I think that I can can say that I have been wearing a lot of clothes that are suited for warm weather cause it’s basically 90 degrees out everyday and I am dying

Abby: The high waisted shorts are back and better than ever.

Eating

Mallory: way too much fast food

Abby: pulled pork tacos. I have made it once each week for the past 2 weeks.

Impressed By

Mallory: Well I originally forgot to put this in the post when I created it, so not myself….

Abby: all people taking summer classes. god have mercy on your souls.

Reading

Mallory: I read two books this month, both all the way in one day. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. Both of these books find creative ways to explore familial relationships, as well as friendships and romantic relationships. I highly recommend both of them.

Abby: chem textbooks.

Downloading

Mallory: I binge watched the first season of Riverdale last weekend. It was way super good. Also – I fell in love with Cole Sprouse which is something that I didn’t realize could still be a thing.

Abby: I have been watching a lot of Desperate Housewives and Adventure Time? Im in kind of a weird place in my life.

Doing

Mallory: GETTING A CAR!!!!!!!! Someone please help me name it.

Abby: Trying to make the most of summer.

The Saturday Six

um so I forgot about the fact that yesterday was Friday and didn’t write my weekly post and I’ve written one post per week since the first week of the year so this is me making up for being late

  1. Over the past two days I binged the entire first season of Riverdale because it hit Netflix and I have Fridays and Saturdays off. I loved it. 10/10. Also I really didn’t realize that it would make me fall absolutely in love with Cole Sprouse again. But I have.
  2. The other day I put a random episode of Grey’s Anatomy on the tv for background noise as I scrolled on my phone/laptop. I didn’t realize what episode it was until halfway through and that was when I realized what a mistake I had made. Ten minutes later I was in tears.
  3. So I moved into the house I’m living in for the summer on Tuesday and I have my mom’s car. I literally have never had this much freedom in my life. I don’t have to depend on anyone to take me anywhere. I can go get a milkshake from Sonic at 11 PM if I so please.
  4. Speaking of driving places I so please – I’ve been living here and driving places since Wednesday and I’ve actually gotten places without a map like five times. That’s super cool. I can navigate guys. On my own. WOW.
  5. I realized when unpacking my clothes that I only wear t-shirts in shades of blue, gray, green, and purple. I have a few red ones because woo pig, but why do I only wear the same colors. Do they actually make my eyes look better like I think?? Why do the organizations I’m a part of only make t-shirts in those colors??
  6. GUYS. I am in Houston, driving, because I have started my internship at Lakewood UMC. I’ve only worked two days, but it’s already been so fun. I am so excited about this summer. Stay tuned for more updates. Maybe. Who knows.

The Friday Five

  1. I am officially moved out of da Gib!!! I am home in New Boston for the weekend, and then it’s off to Houston for the summer. I am so pumped about the things ahead of me in the near future, but it’s always bittersweet to leave Fayetteville and all my friends for the summer. The way finals week works, you don’t really know when you are seeing someone for the last time for a few months so you don’t really know when to say goodbye. Which is really weird.
  2. God bless my French professor Cecile. I somehow managed to get an 83% on my French final – this is the highest score I’ve ever made on a French exam. I honestly didn’t pass a test last semester, so to go from that to a B on the final is an amazing feeling. I honestly owe it all to her fantastic teaching. 10/10 would recommend.
  3. The soundtrack of finals week was Carrie & Lowell Live by Sufjan Stevens. It’s honestly all I listened to this week because of 1. how soothing it is and 2. how GOOD it is. I have a newfound love for Sufjan so that’s really exciting.
  4. I realized that I have to find a new place to get matcha while I’m in Houston. I’m honestly really nervous about this because of the bad experience Abby and I had in Nashville during spring break (the matcha latte somehow tasted like play dough). I will keep you updated to see if I am successful.
  5. I am sad because a lot of very important people in my life graduated today or are graduating tomorrow. I am so proud of them and excited to see what they do as they take the next steps in their lives, but I will miss them all so incredibly. It’s weird to be at the point in my life that people are leaving and getting real adult jobs or going to graduate school. I wish them all the happiness in the world!!!!

The Friday Five

  1. This week was a week full of no sleep because I had so many tests and assignments to do, and next week is finals week. I definitely was up so late sometimes that I couldn’t speak coherently. I think it might have paid off, but there is no way to know for sure yet.
  2. TBS/KKY formal was last night, and Abby and I won the “Best Duo” award. So basically the members of TBS think that we spend too much time together and are cute when we talk to each other during chapter.18278313_732140776947597_1955729590864657916_o.jpg
  3. Earlier this semester I asked Carter to be my honorary big brother, and he keeps excluding me from pictures he takes with his family. I FINALLY MADE IT IN ONE!!! (We practice tough love, but I promise we do love each other. I think.)18358662_732143506947324_6738733934854715356_o.jpg
  4. This is Becca and her family loving each other. I was honestly really upset I wasn’t close enough to her to kiss her on the cheek too, so I didn’t really know what to do with my face. 18320768_732140043614337_2860836399842565286_o.jpg
  5. I am known within TBS and all of the friend groups that I am a part of for the amount of tears I shed and the way that I look when I cry. Last night, I spoke on behalf of my honorary big, Natalie, because she is graduating and I am going to miss her so so much, and this picture was captured of some tears. 18237874_732150030280005_3097397287076415315_o.jpg-Mallory

P.S. SHOUT OUT TO WENDY STEWART, TBS’S HISTORIAN, FOR TAKING ALL OF THESE GORGEOUS PICTURES!!!

This is WEIRDD: April 2017

Wearing

Mallory: My white converse. For some reason, I’ve been very into the beat up look that these provide. I’ve had them for over a year (maybe almost two??), so they are super worn in and comfy.

Abby: Rain jackets. It’s pouring here.

Eating

Mallory: um I’ve had Wendy’s twice in the past month so Wendy’s??? I am a firm believer that Wendy’s chicken nuggets are the best chicken nuggets and I will fight you if you disagree.

Abby: bacon and mac and cheese.

Impressed By

Mallory: The two GAs that have been conducting the University of Arkansas Concert Band all semester, Derek and Dustin. They have really been able to bring out a whole new side of the Concert Band and we’re pretty good and I love them so…yeah.

Abby: Jacob Maestri. He is so Catholic.

Reading

Mallory: The book of April was Almost Adulting by Arden Rose, who is an internet personality. I was so into this book. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it, but guys – Arden did good. This book was funny and refreshing. Arden tackles all those iffy topics like a real big sister should. I do recommend alright. Read it. PLEASE.

Abby: ……my textbooks?????

Downloading

Mallory: Meghan Rienks new podcast “Don’t Blame Me!” is golden. Meghan is a youtuber that I have been watching for years and I love her so much and it is so cool to see her doing new things. Plus she’s really funny.

Abby: i dont have time to download.

Doing

Mallory: Not sleeping enough???? There’s been so much school stress in my life and I honestly don’t even really remember this month so I’m gunna blame that on no sleep. Also I was sick for like two weeks.

Abby: trying to survive this semester