Off again! (but not as soon as I'd like)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

BOSTON BOSTON BOSTON! That's right bitches! I'm going to Boston for 5 days in March just in time for St. Paddy's Day! ...More to come soon! :o)

Reading this makes me happy :o)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I found this somewhere on the internet. I can relate to it in so many ways. I feel like it explains where I am headed now and I can see that so much of it is what I am currently going though and it's great. And when I happen to think about things that have gone wrong in my life or things I wish I could change, I just read this and feel a lot better :o) Hope this helps someone else too!

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were
meant to be there... to serve some
sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or
help figure out who you are or who you
want to become. You never know who
these people may be but when you lock
eyes with them, you know that every
moment that you are with them, they
will affect your life in some profound
way. And sometimes things happen to
you at the time that may seem horrible,
painful and unfair, but in reflection
you realize that without overcoming
those obstacles you would have never
realized your potential, strength,
will power or heart.

Everything happens for a reason!
Nothing happens by chance or by means
of good luck. Illness, injury, love,
lost moments of true greatness and sheer
stupidity all occur to test the limits
of your soul. Without these small
tests, life would be like a smoothly
paved, straight, flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable but dull and
utterly pointless.

The people you meet affect your life.
The successes and downfalls that you
experience can create who you are, and
the bad experiences can be learned
from... In fact, they are probably the
most poignant and important ones.
If someone hurts you, betrays you or
breaks your heart, forgive them because
they have helped you learn about trust
and the importance of being cautious
to whom you open your heart. If someone
loves you, love them back unconditionally
not only because they love you, but
also because they are teaching you to
love and open your heart and eyes to
little things.

MAKE EVERYDAY COUNT!
Appreciate every moment and take from it
everything that you possibly can, for you
may neverbe able to experience it again.
Talk to people who you have never talked
to before, and actually listen.
Let yourself fall in love, even if
it doesn't seem right because
you are too young or too far,
just follow your heart. Surround
yourself with those who make you smile,
laugh, and make you happy.

Break free and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because
you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great
individual and believe in yourself,
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you.
Create your own life
then LET GO and LIVE IT!

getting back to good

Thursday, October 4, 2007

As everyone knows... Once upon a time I worked for the Portland Trail Blazers and it was the best job that I've had yet. What I did everyday, everything that I learned and all the wonderful people that I worked with made me enjoy waking up every morning and going to work. Every day was a good day there and I was in love with it. I got a glimpse into such a wonderful organization and saw all the amazing things they do for the community. And I got to be a part of that every single day for 7 months. I felt like the lucky one to be a part of an amazing team.

Well... I am going back there! I got hired to work Game Night Media Relations! So in addition to my 7-4 job I will be working all games. I will be checking in Media, issuing credentials and making sure game notes and all other paperwork are appropriately stocked prior to game time. During the game I will help out the Media Room in any way that I can with running stats and stocking appropriate paperwork.

Ask me how happy I am right now! :o)

This is the Final Countdown! :o)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I just received the good news from Erin and Chey that everything is GOOD TO GO! Erin got her flight changed from Thursday night to Friday morning so she will not miss her class... and it's still on! Bitches reunited in Albuquerque! Watch out muthafuckas!

mariners game

Monday, October 1, 2007


...and we all look like nerds!

Race for the Cure

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Yesterday Laura, Trish, Leta and I did our part for Race for the Cure. There were over 47,000+ people that showed up in downtown Portland to participate in the 5k walks and 5ks runs to raise money for breast cancer. Approximately $3 million dollars was raised in the Portland area alone! It felt really good to be a part of something that turned out to be so huge. We are talking about setting up our own fundraising for next years race... we each donated $25 (for a total of $100 from the four of us). Next year we would like to raise even more! We've started to come up with some really good ideas already, so let me know if you would like to join us and be a part of it!


a must-see movie!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Heather and I saw the best movie last night! GOOD LUCK CHUCK! If you love Dane Cook like I do and want to see him naked like 20 times... this is the movie for you! In some scenes of the movie I looked over at Heather and was like "...are you sure this movie isn't rated NC-17" No seriously, it's a must see! The plot gets to be kinda predictible and cheesy at times, but overall was very hilarious and very cute :o)

Going to...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Albuquerque, NM

I bought my plane ticket and I am heading to New Mexico in October with my favorite bitches!



...click on the headline for more info :o)

10 Real Random Facts About Me :o)

Monday, September 17, 2007

1. i am a hopeless romantic
2. i like to look cute
3. i like pita pizzas, a lot
4. i always have my toes painted
5. i am extremely independent
6. i have a very colorful wardrobe - and i match all the time now :o) you would be sooo proud!
7. i love sports more than the average guy probably
8. i am done with curly hair! finished!
9. i can always make you smile & laugh, well probably because i do silly things daily
10. i am a sweetheart

9 WAYS TO WIN MY HEART

1. hold my hand
2. have a sincere smile
3. be adventerous w me!
4. be genuinely nice to others
5. make me laugh
6. have affection that never fades with time
7. be interested in things that are important to me
8. be my best friend
9. give me gerberra dasies

8 THINGS I CARRY/WEAR EVERYDAY

1: lip gloss - a must
2: my coach purse - and all the boring contents
3: my camera
4: a cute outfit
5: my cell phone... (porbably should be higher up on this list)
6: gum
7: a good attitude
8: my smile and witty charm ;o)

7 THINGS THAT ANNOY ME

1. when people drive too slow
2. people with egos!
3. when someone tries to argue with me about the Blazers
4. that there isn't an In 'n' Out Burger in Oregon!
5. how expensive it is to buy a house here! well anywhere!
6. boys
7. people that settle

6 STATES I'VE VISITED

1. New York
2. Massachuttes
3. Maryland
4. Texas
5. Conneticuit
6. Louisana

5 THINGS I LOVE

1: myself
2: my family and my girlfriends
3: life
4: spontaneity
5: being in love

4 THINGS I'M AFRAID OF

1: being alone and never getting married
2: losing you!
3: having anxiety
4: not finding a great job

3 THINGS I DO EVERYDAY

1: wake up with a smile
2: think too much
3: look for my perfect job

2 THINGS I'M TRYING NOT TO DO NOW

1: think of bad things that make me upset
2: spend too much time on the internet


1 THING I WANT TO DO NOW

1: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (if you can figure that out - good for you! :)

Weekend get-a-way

Friday, August 31, 2007

We're headed to Whidbey Island for the weekend!! Emily, Laura, Trish, Gabe, Eric and I are leaving tomorrow morning and coming back home Monday sometime. Our weekend will consist of:

--tent camping on the island
--kegs of IPA and Amber
--clam digging
--guided tour sea kayaking
--and just having a good time :o)

This is a much needed get-a-way and look for pictures when I get back!

HOLLS

"Real Men of Genius"

Monday, August 13, 2007

So after hearing my favorite beer commercials on the radio, I had to go to the internet and look them up! I found a website dedicated to all of them! Here it is: ...well click on the title of the blog posting to enjoy!

Check them out!

Love ya!

so it continues

Thursday, August 9, 2007

As the job search continues on, I am none the less still frustrated. I am applying like crazy and following up with everyone and still nothing! I had two interviews (which I have yet to hear back from) and a few letters saying "thanks, but no thanks". I am very qualified, so why can't I find anything? I might be being a little picky, but I don't want a shitty job... I deserve a good job with good pay. I don't want to settle for sometihng when I know that I am capable of getting more! That is pretty much the motto of my life currently.

I have been branching out and looking in other areas. I like Portland but if I cannot find what I need here then I need to get it elsewhere. I have nothing tying me down here and am open to going somewhere else, so if I find a job that looks great to me, I am going to go for it!

I have come up with a list of places that I would be willing to move to: Here are 5 from each category:

YES: New York, Massachuttses, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Colorado
NO: Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho

I know that pretty much gives no insight whatsoever to where I would like to move to, I would just like to try something different (again) and this time I would be moving for my job and not just to run away from something... BLAH!

What happiness is all about (to me)...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A note to all my friends: I enjoy you and the times that we share together! I enjoy all of our happy times together. We are who we are because of eachother. Life, complicated at times is so good with you in it. If I could give you something, anything in the world, it would be what we are doing right now. Just sharing our lives together. Becuase that is more valuable and memorable than anything else to me :o)

My previous employer at the Blazers posted a blog about happiness and I felt very touched by what she wrote that I felt compelled to write something of my own to share what's going on in my life.

"Understand that first and foremost a healthy, happy and content you will be the best gift you can give to others. Understand, and this is the hardest, that others quest for happiness can not define who you are. That every person you touch will continue to march to their own beat and you can't change that. But they will hold the gift you've given them inside somewhere and in some form, big or small, will make a lasting impression. If I'm not happy and at peace with myself I can't be much to anyone else."

I live a great and wonderful life, I always have. I have always had great friends in my life and have had some pretty awesom experiences with all of them that I would not trade in for anything. I have always been a very Happy Holls. That's kinda what I am best known for I think. I still very much am that way too. But something weird happened after college... Looking back on my college days I feel that I was pretty much floating on a cloud or someting. I just lived life day by day and enjoyed every second of it. After college my long-time boyfriend and I broke up and I was forced to make a lot of changes in my life. It had seemed that everything that I knew and loved about my life was all different now. Not different for the worse... but just different. Everyone around me was moving on with their life, so I had to do the same. I moved to Portland by default then moved to Phoenix to get away from Portland for a little while and to try something new. I enjoyed my time in Phoenix (definately grew more confident in myself and my skills). I knew that I wouldn't stay there long, which was fine, just wanted to try it out. NOW, I am looking for my next big move! (I think)

(I think) I am not ready to settle down and have a family this second, but I hope that I am blessed to have that in my life in the near future :o) It's just when you are an adventerous person and want to live in different parts of the US and just explore what life has to offer, how do you know which place is right to go and what if I don't meet anyone meaningful there? I am struggeling with that here in Portland. I like it here, it's comfortable here, but I don't want to be tied down here. I want to have someone meaningful in my life, someone that I can share a great life with. I just don't know if I should stay here or go somewhere else to find that. It seems hard to form that type of connection when I know that I might not be there for a long period of time...

First new post in amost 2 years

Thursday, July 26, 2007

So I had this blog thing set up about two years ago and this is my first post since then!! I am going to try and update this thing every week or so... so if you care to know what's going on with me, come back and ch-ch-ch-check it out!

SOOOO it's Thursday and I really thought that it was Wednesday today... I guess that happens when you do not have a job and usually don't do anything through out the day (except for job searching of course). Which means that my week is almost over and I need to think of something to do for the weekend...