Saturday, November 26, 2011

::41 days left::

This post is for yesterday--->

Hey there! I'm terribly sorry that I didn't get a chance to write yesterday. It's already Friday, the week has just flown by!

For Thanksgiving, we just hung around the condo. The Proposal was on so I watched it and then a little bit of the Thanksgiving Day Parade after that. For lunch, we had the classic Thanksgiving food... some turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, green beans, and rolls. My mom makes the BEST stuffing. So good! After eating all that scrumptious food, we took a walk around the complex and decided to swim. I have never swam and layed out in the sun on Thanksgiving!! It was absolutely awesome! I definitely think that the holidays are going to be one of my favorite things about living here. I'm so glad it's not 30 degrees like it is back in Iowa.

The pool :)

Black Friday isn't Black Friday without a little shopping! So I got up kinda early and went to this outlet called The Avenue, which has a ton of stores. One of my favorite stores there is Charlotte Russe. And I also found a little boutique called Fashionably You, which had really cute dresses, shoes, and all kinds of accessories. I got some pretty sweet stuff! I just love awesome sales! ;) I even got a Dr. Who shirt! I went to the mall too and walked around for awhile. Shopping is quite tiring... I guess that's where they get the saying "shop til ya drop"...

 Dr. Who FTW! :D

My favorite shirt:)

Yes, I do love leopard print...

Knee high boots! :)

We ate at a restaurant called City Tropics and had chicken wings! I believe that chicken wings are my new favorite food. The bartender there made me a drink, similar to a Shirley Temple but he called it a Miley Cyrus (*laughter*). It was probably the best drink I've ever had! I think it had a lot of fruit juices in it... but he wouldn't tell me what it was! I still don't have a clue what it was... but I'll have to go back there soon so I can have it again!

My mystery drink:)

The wings at City Tropics didn't quite cut our craving for wings, so we went to Hooters a bit later. We had like THE HOTTEST wings they have... I love super hot wings, but there's a point where they're just not that good when it burns your entire mouth to the point of numbness. So I don't think I'll be getting the atomic 911 sauce again... :) Lesson learned: never accidentally breathe in the hot sauce. It burns.

I went out to the pool for a bit when I got home but it was actually a little too chilly to swim! Thank goodness for the hot tub!

Well, it's almost midnight... I suppose I shall at least try to get to bed at a decent hour. But what the heck, it's Friday night! :)


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

::43 days left::

Hey y'all! Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving already?! And then Christmas will be here in no time at all! Crazy crazy!

Okay, so guess what! I got my phone todayy!!!! I was tracking it online, and it said it should be delivered by 3:00pm. Well the morning came and went, hour after hour I waited. 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00... 3:05, 3:15... still no package. I was starting to think that the stupid website was wrong. I'm not a very patient person, so I was just a nervous little thing! I played a few games on my Ipod, listened to music, got on the computer (which took all of 20 minutes...). Then around 4:20, someone knocked on the door. Little violins started playing and the imaginary choir sang hallelujah in my head. And so there it sat on the ground outside the door, the little one-pound box, staring up at me. Yes, I did take this situation very seriously. Don't judge. :D
Here's a picture of my phone... and yes, my background is an epic picture of the TARDIS. Pure awesomeness. And I'm trying to decide whether my ringer should be the Dr. Who theme song or Barney's Legendary Ringtone (from How I Met Your Mother, not the purple dinosaur)... what do you think? :)

I normally do not like pink... but I think it's pretty cute :) 

Anyway! So, I did more school today (big surprise...). But I didn't have too much to do which was good. I did a report on one of my favorite models, Coco Rocha. She's had a very interesting life! I totally hope my modeling gets as far as she has gotten! 

Then around lunch time, I sat by the pool and ate a ham sandwich for lunch. It was really nice and sunny, but after awhile it got overcast and a breeze picked up. So I got in the hot tub, but hey, I'm not complaining... it was still very pleasant! 

As I watched the new episode of America's Next Top Model, I enjoyed a bowl of Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream. It's my favorite :) For those of you who watched ANTM... Dominique should NOT have gone home!! Oh, I get riled up sometimes when I watch it! :P

Well, hopefully something interesting will happen tomorrow! Maybe it'll snow or something! Ha! Like that'll ever happen...


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

::44 days left::

Heelllooooooo! So I don't know how you feel, but this week seems to be just dragging on and on for me. And today was only Tuesday!! Maybe it's cuz I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new phone!!!!! Yes, a new phone! Can I get a WOOT WOOT?! :D I ordered it last night and it said it'll ship in 2-3 days so I'm really hoping it gets here before Thanksgiving... they don't call it snail mail for nothing so who knows when it's gonna get here. But at least I know it's coming :)

Well, Tuesdays aren't usually busy for me... all I did was lots and lots of school. Only one more day and then I have the rest of the week off because of Thanksgiving! I love half weeks of school, don't you? Where did I do my Spanish? Completed by the pool. History? Completed in the Cyber Cafe. What's the Cyber Cafe, you ask? It's a little air conditioned room with a kitchenette and it's so nice to just chill in! Math and all my other work? Completed in my little workspace (picture in earlier posts). Where did I lay out and tan? ....obviously in the sun by the pool... Did I mention my Spanish book got a bit wet? Oops...

I got a letter from one of my very good friends and it made my day!! I just love getting letters in the mail :D I also wrote 4 or 5 letters to my friends and I'm gonna send those tomorrow. That's about one of the only fun things about living away from your friends... you get lots of stuff in the mail!

I think I just figured out why the week has been dragging on so slowly... I HAVEN'T HAD A COFFEE SINCE, LIKE, SUNDAY! :O Yes, I'm slightly addicted to Starbucks and I should be part owner by now... Below is a picture of what I do to all my Starbucks cups that I get... it's quite entertaining. hehe

You should try it sometime :)

With school keeping me busy, I haven't been doing a lot of stuff these past few days. I don't wanna bore you with boring school stories (unless you want me to start throwin' around some algebra equations, then I'm all for that) haha. But I promise I'll have more adventures over the weekend and make up for it! :)

Ta-ta for now!

Monday, November 21, 2011

::45 days left::

Hey there! Well... it's Monday... Don't you just love Mondays?! I know I do... NOT! Why is Monday so far from Friday but Friday so close to Monday? It's just not right... Oh well, I survived...

I didn't do a lot today, just stuck in the condo all day... doing nothing other than school work! It actually wasn't that bad. Here's a picture of where I do my work--->
Please ignore the Facebook page open on my computer... technically I was doing school cuz Facebook+texting=textbook... right? Mhmm, I'm so smart! ;)

Later in the afternoon when the sun was high and shining, I put my bikini on, walked out to the pool, and did my Spanish with my feet dangling in the water. The joys of Florida! It was somewhere in the 80s today... and back in Iowa I'm sure it didn't even reach 50 degrees! I think I'm really gonna enjoy Christmas here...

When I was walking around the condos, I found the weirdest, most random thing. Canned snow!! My mind = blown. I have no clue what it looks like or how it works. I'm gonna wait til Christmas to 'make' it. And I'll let you know what happens...

I think I'm gonna go watch Dr. Who now. I started watching it last night, but then switched to Ouran High School Host Club. Pretty much just a dumb, entertaining anime show. But I'm goin' back to Dr. Who tonight! :)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

::46 days left::

Hey y'all! Well, well, well... It's Sunday. It was a lovely day. :) Went to church this morning, which was really nice! The music was awesome. It wasn't as much fun though without my friends there, so that made me pretty sad:( I swear I have THE BEST youth group back home...

After church, we decided to go to Cocoa Beach again! I'm pretty sure that's my  favorite beach :D Right when we got there, we found a restaurant called Shark Bites and ate there. I had a classic hamburger and it was delicious. Then we pretty much just walked up and down the beach, I took more pictures and just enjoyed the sun. It's gonna be so nice to be tanned for Christmas! haha. I just love hanging out on the beach. I can't wait til my friends come down here... it'll be even more fun!! I also got a pina colada shaved ice. I'll be getting one of those every time I go to Cocoa Beach. Then as we were leaving this guy gave me a rose he made out of palm frond. It's really cool!
     The beach<3

Handstand! Woot!

       The rose:)

It was a really chillaxed day! The only bad thing about Sundays is tomorrow is MONDAY. And you know what that means.... School, school, and more school. Blehh. But at least I can do my math by the pool in my bikini! Hmm, that doesn't sound that bad... :)

Day 1 without my phone... I'm pretty sure I'm slowly going insane... I'll keep you posted on how I'm holding up ;)

Well, I'm gonna go watch Dr. Who now! I believe I'm on the forth episode. I'm really enjoying it! :D

I just noticed I used quite a lot of smileys in this post... I must be feeling smiley tonight or something! haha I was tempted to put a smiley here but I stopped myself! I'm not that much of a smiler... I like to keep a little mystery behind the smile...

Time for me to peace out~

Saturday, November 19, 2011

::47 days left::

Hey hey hey! First Saturday in Florida was pretty great! First off, remember yesterday when I said I randomly went to the store to get cookie dough? Well, I went to the store, bought cookie dough but when I went to bake them, I DIDN'T HAVE A COOKIE SHEET!!! :( So yeah, no cookies last night...

Well, I won't linger on the sadness that overcame me last night so I'll tell you about today... I didn't really do a lot this morning, it was quite relaxing actually. I watched America's Next Top Model as I straightened my hair and put make-up on though! I just love those kind of mornings.

Then we went to the beach in Indialantic again. Along the beach are a bunch of hotels and condos. When we came to visit earlier this summer, we stayed at one of the hotels and worked a deal out with the manager... if we buy drinks/food there, then we can use the pool! So that's where we went. It was a little chilly though, so I didn't swim for long. We went walking the beach for awhile and I was taking pictures of the waves sweeping across the beach and following the footprints in the sand when it happened. I reached for my phone in my pocket... and IT WASN'T THERE! My heart skipped a beat. I immediately ran back to where I was but the water was especially high today and there was no way it would still be there. We walked up and down the beach hoping, praying that I'd see something purple half buried in the sand... but no such luck:( I still have to ask myself... if I had seen it floating in the water, would I have risked my life and ran to get it? Hmm...
So here I am, without a phone... Hopefully I can get a new phone soon, but for now all I have is the texting app on my iPod... I guess now I'll definitely be writing to my friends back home! :)

After that incident, we came back to the condo and my mom made nachos! We took them out to the pool (actually hot tub) and sat with my feet dangling in the water as I ate some delicious nachos and drank Peace Tea (the best!).
Peace Tea and nachos by the hot tub! :)

Did I ever mention that there are about a billion geckos here?! I swear every where you look, there's at least two hopping around! Definitely have to make sure that we keep our doors closed! And don't even get me started on all the bugs...

I've mentioned things about Dr. Who previously in my blog, but I haven't actually seen all the episodes. Quite a few of my friends are die-hard fans of it and convinced me to watch it (it didn't take a ton of convincing as I'm in love with people who have British accents). So I started watching it. From the very beginning. I just started the third episode of season one, so I'l keep you posted until I watch every. single. episode. :) So far I really like it. It's pretty weird but it's extremely entertaining!

Well, hope I haven't kept you too long! :)

::48 days left::

I wrote this last night but didn't get it posted! So this is about YESTERDAY:)

Hiyaa! So what a nice day it's been! I finally finished my room! Pictures beloww--->

<--- I sleep in this bed :)

I'm still putting pics up...

Sorry I couldn't flip this...

What do you think?:) I love rearranging my room! Especially while I'm watching reruns of America's Next Top Model (my favorite show!). 

Later, we drove around for awhile, getting familiar with the area and finding some cool places and stuff. For lunch, we ate at this fabulous restaurant called the Broken Barrel. I had habanero honey chicken wings! Super yummy:) I'll definitely be going back there to eat! Then we went to Historic Downtown Melbourne and walked around! A lot of really cute stores there that I'm totally in love with! I came across a store called The Pink Pineapple. It's such a cute and whimsical store! Everything in that store fits my personality. It's just amazing. :) Another one of my favorite stores is a British Store. They had everything that's sold in the UK!! Finding a TON of Dr. Who stuff in there made my day. I also found an awesome Zippo lighter that had a British flag on it... I plan on going back to buy it. I think I'm gonna start a collection of lighters! Good idea, huh? :D Anyway! We stopped at this other restaurant (can't remember the name...) that had some yummy-looking pizza and had a slice. It was really good! And my parents swear the guy that worked there was hitting on me... but whatever! :P

We went to Indialantic, which is basically a little town on the coast. We were gonna walk along the beach there but it was REALLY windy and actually quite chilly! So I just got a caramel macchiato from Starbucks and went back to the condo. Since it was chilly, I decided to go down to the hot tub. Nothing beats sitting in a hot tub on a chilly night, listening to my iPod and drinking a Coke!

I watched Dr. Who a little earlier, now just finished up watching Criminal Minds. I'm actually gonna run to the store now and get some cookie dough and pretzel M&Ms! Hey, it's Friday night! :D 

Peace out~

Thursday, November 17, 2011

::49 days left::

Hello there! Okay, so my first full day in Florida was pretty flipping awesome! I started my day with an iced caramel macchiato while I unpacked and began to decorate my room (yes, I do have a picture of Taylor Lautner on my wall, alongside Scotty McCreery)... I'll post a picture of my room when it's covered wall-to-wall of Victoria's Secret PINK and pictures of my friends :) It's pretty plain right now, but by this weekend it will be completely Haile-a-fied! Then comes the best part of my day... I went to Cocoa Beach! That was very exciting! I don't think I've ever been in shorts and a swim suit in mid-November. Walked the beach for awhile, had cherry shaved ice, then (my favorite part) went to THE WORLD FAMOUS Ron Jon Surf Shop!!! I think I might just turn into a surfer chick :D

Driving back to Melbourne (where I'm living now), we stopped at this barbeque place that looked pretty good... let's just say looks aren't everything... when we saw the waitress had more hair under her arms than my dad had on his head, we got the h*** outta there! We ended up eating at the Longhorn Steakhouse, which was very yummy! Who doesn't love potato wedges wrapped in bacon?! Bacon makes everything better...

*WEATHER REPORT* It was somewhere around 87 degrees today... and somewhat muggy... Do you think I'd get slapped if I said it was a bit too hot here? ;)

I'm eating mini powdered donuts as I'm writing this right now... I felt the need to tell you that. Mhmm. :)

::Welcome::50 Days in Florida::

Ello:) Well, in case you missed the huge letters at the top of this page, my name is Haile! So I decided that my life is so darn exciting that I'd start a blog and tell the world what I'm doing. Ha! Not really, just something fun to do in my free time... 

Anyway! I'm sure you're wondering why the title of the blog is 50 Days in Florida. Well, it pretty much is what it says... I'm gonna be in Florida for 50 days (exactly!). Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's without snow? On the beach?? I THINK SO!! Everyday I'll try to post what crazy random stuff I did and if I did nothing that's crazy and random then... who am I kidding, a day doesn't go by without me doing something at least a little bit crazy! So I'm sure you'll be hearing from me everyday :) Did I mention I'm moving there too? I think going for 50 days will give me a taste of how living there will be... 

I'm on the airplane right now as I'm writing this, direct flight to Florida! Before I left, some of my AMAZING friends came to the airport to see me off, which was pretty awesome. I'm actually kinda surprised they didn't get me kicked out of the airport (haha just kidding guys, they're not thaaat bad). Ah, ya gotta love long flights... actually it's not really that long, not even 2.5 hours. But still! Good thing for computers and iPods...