Sunday, October 31, 2010


Like I said in my last post, Saturday was perfection. I was thoroughly exhausted from my late night on Friday night, but I kept on truckin' through the day, and it was AMAZING. On Saturday, I got up and went and dropped off some presents that I had bought for my uncle off. Unfortunately, I wasn't there so I didn't get to see if he liked them or not. I got him a Dad's day t-shirt from my sorority, a flag from the OU/Air Force game that has OU with camo in the background, and a sticker that says "OU DAD" (tee hee). I'm sure he loved it all because it was from me, but I would have liked to have seen his reaction to them all.
I then drove back home to quickly shower and get ready for the day. Upon my arrival, there was a party in my room. We had about 4-5 sisters in our room, so I just looked at them all, said sorry guys I need to shower, and stripped to my towel wrap in front of them. When I got OUT of the shower, there were EVEN MORE people in our room. I like it when they visit, but wasn't a fan of having to wait to get dressed. Soon, they all cleared out to shower and get ready as well. I then went downstairs to set up my booth of Thirty-One product (I'm an independent sales rep, kind of. I'm trying to get started), and of course no one was downstairs. So I just sat down and waited until the family got here. When they arrived, I took them up the stairs and showed them around my house and how I live. Then I decided that I was going to take them to the tailgating areas so they can see how I spend my football Saturdays :)

At my friend Andrew's tailgate, he requested that everyone dress up. He was dressed up as Tron, and I had no idea who Tron was. Here's a random picture off the internet that shows basically how Andrew was dressed up:That's right. awkard long johns with blue paint on them. Noooooo thank you, Andrew. Andrew is my friend that likes to party 24/7. He graduated from OU with THREE Bachelor's degrees, and is doing something in the city. I have no idea what that something is. Well, Andrew started his pre-gaming at about 10 o'clock Saturday morning. He also drank some four loko. Not a good combo. By the time I got to his tailgate at 3:30, I introduced him to my family and he was coherent and talking back, but when I saw him later he says "It's about damn time you got here. The fucking football game is about to start and you are sober!" He apparently was blacked out the whole hour that I was hanging out at his tailgate. You need to calm the eff down sir.

I left Andrew's tailgate and went and hung out with my AEII friends at their tailgate. They just had about 10 people at theirs, so their tailgate was nice and chill. Then we went on the hunt for David a sweatshirt. I took them to Heisman park, and then we ended up doing almost a full circle around the stadium to get to the bookstore so we could buy him a sweatshirt. There were tailgaters and stuff, but it was the most dead pre-gaming I've seen in the 5 football seasons I've been in Norman. I was very disappointed.

Lastly, I took the family over to the Health and Exercise Sciences Student Association (HESSA) tailgate to meet some of my professors. [HESSA is the club for my major that I'm involved in.] I sat at that tailgate for about 25 minutes, and then had to leave to meet up at the gate to run the flag. (If you don't know what that entails, check out my post here) I was very excited to be having my baby brother run the flag with me, and he said directly "I think I'm more pumped about this and being on OU's field again than I was for my game last night." That's pretty freakin' sweet to me, to have my brother be excited about what I do with my other Greek organization :)
After the game, I pretty much booted my parents out the door so I could go to the 5.3 billion Halloween parties I got invited to (ok, that may be a slight exaggeration). I ended up only going to one party, but it was such a blast! My soul twin Andy was there, along with people that I hung out with 24/7 freshman year, some fellow APO members, and at the end of the night I found 3 sorority sisters also in attendance. The party was SO much fun! I was boring and re-used my flapper costume from last week, but all in all I had a blast. I had Hoxie drive me home at 3:30 because I had meetings all day today and I was exhausted. I know 3:30 is really late, but I didn't get there until almost 1:30 because of the game!
Today I am in meetings for sorority pretty much all day, then tonight after chapter is our first initation ceremony. We will be initating 66 members with this pledge class (rock on!)


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Friday come and gone!

First of all, can I just say that I'm so glad that Sam ended up joining my sorority. We had such a great time talking the whole way home to watch some Friday night football. I'm sure she learned more about me than she ever wanted to know (and more about a mutual friend too), but I appreciated the listening ear.

We then went straight to the football game (we were a little late, so I didn't get to see my brother announced before the game). At the end of the first, the score was 0-0, but it didn't last that long. At half time, the Pirates trailed 10-0 and never recovered. It irritated me because the stands DIED after half time. NO ONE was cheering anymore. Me, being the amazing sister that I am, stood up and cheered and cheered and cheered. By the way, my Pirates are the #2 team in 3A, and the team we played was the #1 team. They went on to score, and the game finished at Cascia 17, Sperry 6, but not without a fight. It was heartbreaking to see my brother's good friend BJ have to stand on the sideline during it all. He's our star running back, and he injured his knee in the game two weeks ago.

After the game, I showed off my class ring (I'm really really proud of it) and then had some damn good barbecue bologna. Heaven on a bun. I then went to Sean's/Sam's house, where 6 of us along with Seansie's parents hung out and laughed and embarrassed each other and wrestled and everything. I love Sean so much! He is my best friend and I don't know what it was about this week but I REALLY missed him. I forgot how much fun it is to hang out with him outside of work, and I also kinda forgot how much fun wrestling with friends is too.

Today was just flat out amazing. Nothing to big to report, just made me soooooo happy. I truly love my life, and those closest to me in it. I don't think there is anyone else on this earth that is as happy as I am. Can't wait for tomorrow! Family alllllllllllllll day + OU football = perfection.

Good night readers!

Friday, October 29, 2010


[tuchena = 2 in Choctaw--I'm trying to use Choctaw a little more and more every day]

Tonight, I will be watching my YOUNGEST BROTHER play his final home game (of the regular season). TIME FLIES SO FAST! AHHHHhhhhh!!!!!! (mini-freak-out moment) I must say, I think my brothers are kind of studs, but I'm biased. My hometown will definitely make it to playoffs this year, they are undefeated as of right now and have 2 more games, tonight against Cascia Hall and two weeks from tonight against Blackwell. It has been a long time since my hometown has started the season off with a 7-0 record. I'm so so so so so so so so proud of them. I'm also pretty excited to be graduating (from college) at the same time one of my brothers is graduating (from high school), even if it DOES mean I spent 5 years in college.
--They say graduating college in 4 years is like leaving a party at 10:30, and since I don't show up until 11 usually, I'm golden. I don't know who "they" is but I like their style

Right now I'm just hanging around and waiting for my friend Sam to get out of class so I can drive us home to our lovely hometown, and I thought I'd give a little update :)

So I went over to the CACA house last night, and stayed there until about 12:30. Couldn't fall asleep until probably almost 4 this morning (hence the 3:30 a.m. post), and slept right through the first 45 minutes of my class.....FAILLLL. Thank goodness it's a 2 hour and 45 minute class, or else I would have missed the whole thing. Also, my professor (who is the faculty advisor for the club for my major) laughed when I told him I actually didn't go out the night before his class. He basically told me that maybe I SHOULD drink the night before classes because I don't oversleep (thanks Dr. Hofford, you're a pretty cool man with your soul patch).

After showing up to class after the break, we did a little in-class assignment that was a lot of fun. This class is Comprehensive Stress Management, and Dr. Hofford is one of the best professors I've ever had. This assignment was us explaining what our perfect day would entail.

Once class was over, I got advised for next semester (ONE CREDIT HOUR IS ALL I NEED!), went to the bursar office to find that my scholarship is STILL not in, and then came back.

This weekend is Dad's Day on campus (slash-family weekend), so I cleaned my room then got ready to go home. Mom, mom's boyfriend, and both brothers will be joining me for the game tomorrow. OH, and the brothers will be running the flag with me. Don't know what that entails? Check the picture of what we do here:
that's right, I get to help wave the 200 + pound flag during pregame. I'm actually in this picture, this was at the Cotton Bowl for OU/TX. Pretty legit huh??? I love it. I'm so excited to be doing this with my brothers, it's an experience none of us will forget.

Sam just texted me, so it's time for me to hit the road!

Have a great weekend readers! BE SAFE FOR HALLOWEEN!

And here's a picture of me and baby brother from my birthday last year :)

3:25 a.m. = exhausted with no sleep

After my post earlier today, I realized I missed blogging!

I'm a senior. It's really hitting me today. This time next year, I don't know exactly where I'll be. Crazy nervous/excited/scared shitless about this fact. I'm trying to have as much fun as possible. Class is really kind of cramping my style. I've spent the last 3+ weeks hanging out with two different (but equally amazing) groups of guys, along with a couple sorority sisters. We don't hang out on weekends, hardly ever. It's a weekday thing for us (which is making class difficult to get up for.) Factor in that 3 a.m. is one of the few times of the day I have time to myself, and I completely understand why I WILL NOT be trained by the time my race comes around. I think it's totally okay for me to try to live it up while I still have little-to-no responsibilites :) I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH THESE GUYS! It kind of reminds me of the carefree ease of high school, only better. At one house in particular (CACA house--the 4 tenants' names all start with C and A), we build a fire and sit around and talk and play never have I ever. It's better than high school because there are no drunken fights, and everyone is genuinely having a good time. (ps, I LOVE fall, so the smell of bonfires is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE)
**ps, I forgot to mention in my last post that I will be running the Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon November 21.

My best friend is going to be in Norman Nov. 18. I'm so excited I could probably pee my pants if I thought about it. She was my big sister in the sorority (so cliche, I know), and she graduated this past May. She now works for the Arizona Diamondbacks (how cool is that?!) as an inside sales rep. I'm sad she's visiting the same weekend as the half, because that means I only see her when I pick her up from the airport, and part of Friday. I miss her something fierce. I will probably cry when I see her, it's been too damn long since I've seen her. I do like that she and I have become legit pen pals though (maybe I'm beginning to like writing again?).

Ok, so I have a quote that says something to me personally on my page now, and I want to know, what is a quote you, as my reader, appreciates?

(I think I decided tonight that I wanted to end each post with a question.)
sorry if this rambled, it IS almost 3:30 a.m. [and I'm not up from a night out either, I'm just a night owl]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trying something a little new!

I know I don't have very many followers/readers, and that is partly because I NEVER update. I've been reading a blog lately that I stumbled upon from my best friend through twitter (everyone read it now, it's so good!: ), and from that I decided that I wanted to be more active with my blogging.

When I first created my blog, I was frustrated with an unrequited high school love. I would sit on here day after day and complain about how much I cared for him and I felt like I wasn't getting the same kind of feelings back from him. Basically, it was unnecessary high school drama that I let follow me to college.

Since then, I have become a much more positive person in general, and I'm probably one of the happiest people you'll meet. I decided that maybe if I changed the way things looked on my page, I might actually want to blog on an almost daily basis. (I say this now, and then will probably come up with some excuse tomorrow as to why I didn't get on here.)

Please bear with me. Some things may sound so juvenile, but I still participate in juvenile activities since I'm technically not a fully responsible adult just yet and am trying to enjoy my last two semesters in college before I have to take on a little bit more responsibility.

Here's a little update on where my life is now, and where I want it to go in the near (and distant) future (in case we haven't spoken in a while):

  • I am in my second to last semester at the University of Oklahoma. I will graduate in May with a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Exercise Sciences. I've got the worst senioritis in the world
  • I am a member of two Greek organizations, one through Panhellenic Council, and the other is a co-ed service fraternity. Through these organizations, I have met some amazing people and can honestly call a bunch of them my best friends
  • I don't keep in touch with very many people from high school. When you're in college and in a college town, things are so different from friends who never had this experience. I'm not rude to them, they just don't know the every day details of my life like my friends at school do.
  • Once I graduate, I will be taking one of two, possibly three routes:
  1. I will be applying to be a leadership consultant for my Panhellenic sorority. This is a year-long commitment that I get excited about every tim I think about it!
  2. I will be going back home and taking 2-3 classes at a local community college. From there,I will apply to the OU nursing program to begin in June/July 2012. I want to go through the accelrated BSN (Bachelor's of Science in Nursing) program. [yes, I will have 2 Bachelor's degrees if I go this route.]
  3. I will be applying to Teach for America and hope I get in. From there, I will wait to see where I am sent. This would beinteresting to me because it is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do good for others. I would be basically living completely on my own in a different place than where I already know. So exciting to me!
  • After all this living, I eventually would like to pack up everything and move to London for a few years. I visited London about 5 years ago, and fell in love. I can't wait to get back!
  • After London, I'd FINALLY be ready to settle down. I'm not quite sure if a marriage is in my future or not yet, but I definitely know I want to adopt children if it isn't.

All of these are pretty selfish goals, but somewhere in the past few years, I've discovered that I need to do things to make ME happy, and every single one of these would do just that. If I find someone who is fantastic enough to share these things that make me happy, then I wouldn't hesitate to get married. But until then, I don't really want to waste anyone's time.

Hope you enjoyed my first post back!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I decided to make an "About Me" page for those of you following me and who don't really know much about me except the name of my blog, and a little bit about the content of my blog.

Written on January 3, 2011 and dated for October 27, 2010
My name is Mallori, and I have been a resident of Oklahoma my entire life. I've never moved out of the state, but I've moved within the state quite a bit. I am a proud alumni of Sperry High School, which is located in a small town just north of Tulsa, OK. As of today, I am a current student at the University of Oklahoma, but I will be graduating in May 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Exercise Sciences. From graduation, I will be "taking a year off" to take some classes that are pre-requisites for nursing school. I hope to enter nursing school in 2012 to complete a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.

I come from a small family of four, but that's only my immediate family. I spend SO MUCH time with members of my extended family, and sometimes I forget the little rugrats are my cousins and not my sisters. I have two brothers who are my friends. Even though we fight sometimes, I love them dearly and want what is best for the both of them. My mother raised us as a single mother for a majority of my life.

In my house when I'm not in Norman, there are six of us living together. It can get crowded and we butt heads, but in everything, we are still a family.

I believe in God. I may not show it through all of my posting, but it is something I was raised on and still believe in. I neglect it a lot more than I used to, but I have my beliefs and always try to stick to what I believe. I was raised as a Southern Baptist, and now that I'm 23, I don't necessarily believe that you have to have a religion to be a spiritual being. However, I still associate with my home church and still claim to be a Southern Baptist.

I am probably one of the most passionate people you meet. It can be my downfall sometimes, as I tend to put a lot of time and energy into some things that are not always healthy for me. As I've gotten older, I have realized that these are some of the things I'm most passionate about:
  • family. every single family member. No matter how much we argue, they will always be my rock.
  • my schools. I'm a lover of both Sperry Pirates and OU Sooners. Don't talk smack about either and I won't present an argument :)
  • friends. I invest so much time and energy into the people I call my best friends that I've gotten hurt in the past. It doesn't stop me from trying to see the beauty in it all
  • books. I love reading, A LOT. I love recommendations from people, and love to discuss things we found within the book itself.
  • learning. I never want to graduate, so long as I can take classes that I find interesting, and not necessarily classes within my major anymore. The classes are starting to get redundant.
  • laughing. I love to laugh. I love laughing with friends. I love laughing so much I can't breathe.
  • loving. I love everything about the idea of love, and I love showing that emotion to those closest to me. There's no greater feeling than loving someone and knowing you are loved in return.
  • pictures. I believe you can never take too many, as pictures capture a moment, scenery, and friend in time. Too soon things change and I love looking back on the things I wanted to remember forever.
When I first started this blog, I was a freshman in college. I basically started it so I could have a place to vent about how lonely I was. It was awful. I was looking for love in all the wrong places, and wanted everyone to have pity on me. I don't like looking back on my first posts, but it is what it is, and without that time period, I wouldn't be the strong person I am today.

Since then, I have taken a new direction with the blog. It's mostly filled with my day-to-day adventures, and things I think you might like to know about what's going on in my life. I am not necessarily looking for love anymore, instead, I am enjoying the love I am sharing with those closest around me. I have big ideas for my life, and am excited about things to come in the future. I know I wouldn't be anywhere without my family and friends who keep me strong and hold me accountable to the things I love.

On my profile page, you will read this:
"20-something female who finds joy in the little things in life. I love to love, and I love to laugh. And I have an unhealthy obsession with Love Actually. Adjectives to describe me: female. sister. daughter. brother. runner. lover. friend. college student. pirate. SOONER. :)"
When I decided on all these things, I wanted to give you a short synopsis as to what I find most interesting about me, so here is a breakdown of the above:

  • 20-something female: I am 23 years young
  • who finds joy in the little things in life.: It took me a long time to be truly happy, and I got a tattoo to remind myself that everything can be beautiful. It is a tattoo of the word "aiukli" across the top of my left foot. "aiukli" means beautiful in my Native Language, Choctaw. If you ever see it in person, remember what it says, and don't think it says "ankle," because it's on my foot and that is silly.
  • I love to love,: I think I touched on that pretty well above.
  • and I love to laugh.: Again, see above.
  • And I have an unhealthy obsession with Love Actually.: If you haven't seen this movie, you need to do so now. It shows all the different aspects of love, and it is a beautiful movie. It's definitely my favorite feel-good chick flick.
  • Adjectives to describe me: female.: I am a girl. I have my tomboy moments, but I love getting dressed up and feeling like a girl.
  • sister.: This is in two ways. I am a sister to two of the most amazing brothers a girl could ask for. They're younger than I am and I love them too much. I am also a sorority sister, and have met some amazing women whom I call my friends, confidants, and sisters. I never thought I would have sisters.
  • daughter.: I love my momma more than words can say. She irritates me to no extent sometimes, but she is my mother and she sacrificed a lot while we were growing up to make our lives better.
  • brother.: I promise I'm not crazy! I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity. We pride ourselves on living to the three cardinal principles, Leadership, Friendship, and Service. Because it is co-ed, we are all brothers.
  • runner.: I recently became a distance runner, with the completion of my first half marathon. When I was in high school, I hated running because it was punishment. Once I got to college and had to learn how to exercise on my own, I realized how much I loved everything about running. It is my mental escape and relaxation.
  • lover.: I'm a lover of many things, as you can read throughout this entire about me page. Some other things include: purple, TOMS, Converse, plaid, meeting new people, college football, text messaging, and random texts from random friends that brighten my day
  • friend.: To have friends, you must first be a friend. I pride myself in working every day to show my closest friends just how much I love and appreciate them. They get me through some rough times.
  • college student.: As I said before, I am a college student. I live on a college student's budget, and I do without. But in the long run, an education is one of the most valuable things I will ever invest in.
  • pirate.: Before I was a Sooner, I was a pirate. And I will forever love the colors of orange and black together with a pirate logo. I take pride in the fact that I am an alumnus of Howard W. Brooks High School. The teachers there also helped shape me into the person I was to become.
  • SOONER. :)  : I am a Sooner. I have met so many people and learned the most while attending The University of Oklahoma. Being a Sooner (and college student) has molded me into everything I have wanted to become, and without this place, I would probably still be writing blog posts to gain sympathy.
If you have made it this far, THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to read a little bit about me. These are the only things I could think of off the top of my head. If there is ANYTHING you want to know about me, you can ask me on a comment here, or if you would like to ask anonymously, ask me here at formspring. I promise to answer everything honestly! I love getting to know people, and I hope you want to get to know me.

All my Love,