{Living Life}: Night to Remember.

by Katelyn Block on July 28, 2012 · 16 comments

I love my family.

The real one and the one in Syracuse. Same thing. I can’t imagine having a better Big sister, group of friends, and place to live and learn every day. I can’t wait to be back here.

I even missed the dining hall. What is wrong with me? Literally couldn’t even tell you.

That is where I walked and ate meatballs. This is also where I have had some of the best conversations of my life. God, I miss this place. Just over three weeks, and counting. The paper chain rip-off starts now.

I know, I look so clean orange. What? Dang photo editing. Always go too hard.

I ate a weird combination of meatballs, paleo cookies, buffalo chicken pizza, and chicken fingers last night, some of which spilled everywhere and I’m totally fine with. You live and you learn. Last night I lived.

How many more pictures of my face could I possibly post? Okay I’m done.

We watched the Olympic opening ceremonies, and were seriously confused when there was a giant baby getting magically tucked in by air on our screen.

British sonogram. Or preggo-gram. You are not impressing Beijing, AT ALL.

Like, what? I’m sorry, are we on acid?

We also used Channing Tatum coasters.

Life. made.

I also woke up this morning and realized how good I have it. How beautiful life is, and how lucky I am to have everything that I do. I know that birthdays are all about celebrating birth, how many years you’ve been waddling around, getting birthday pinches.

But it’s also about appreciating and loving everyone who has helped you along the way. Celebrating with them and thanking them for everything they’ve been with you through, and celebrating the fact that you have so many amazing, beautiful years ahead of you. Celebrating life. And that’s how I see Birthday Week. Eating good food, probably too much of it, seeing your friends every hour of the day and probably dropping too many dolla dolla bills, yo.

Watching people do 100 pushups in a row because they feel like it, and bonding with sisters you haven’t seen all summer just because.

Insert: Really weird thought segway into balance.

There are a lot of things I’ve learned in life, and balance is one of the most important. Knowing when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. Working out (almost) every day, and then waking up one morning and realizing you worked out the day before, making it more than okay to take a rest day. I’m so proud of the fact that my body is recovering at incredible rates after just two weeks of going to a Box. My body is adapting, and I’m finally able to build strength with minimal lactic acid buildup.

That was weird.

Anyway. I love you guys. I’ll be back later from Rochester and going on a second night of shenanigans. I wish I could stay here, but I do have to go home… eventually. Successful Indulgence Friday complete. See ya later, gators!

How was your Friday night?
Ramble to me: What did you think of the opening ceremonies?

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Courtney July 28, 2012 at 3:28 PM

OK! Soooo glad I’m not the only one who was totally lost during the opening ceremony. Like what the heck?! The only part I liked was seeing David Beckham (beautiful beautiful man).


Katelyn Block July 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM

He can have my babies.


Sloane Pitman July 28, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Where did you get those coasters? They’re AWESOME! Loved this post by the way, and love how positive your outlook on life is! I needed a pick me up today, so I’m so glad I read :) Have a great rest of your weekend, girl!


Diana July 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I quite enjoyed the Opening Ceremony – funny you should mention the baby part though. Admittedly I was a little taken aback by it, and although it was meant to symbolize the British contribution to children’s literature and their national health system, some people saw the whole hospital bed bit as rubbing it in the face of the American health services.

On the whole, I definitely liked it! Living in London for the past year has given me a bit more knowledge with regards to the UK and its people, so I probably “got” some of the stuff more than other foreigners would have. LOVED the bit with James Bond and the Queen, as well as Mr. Bean’s performance (and of course David Beckham’s appearance didn’t hurt either). Unfortunately our channel went to a commercial break when the Czechs walked in – I heard they had rain boots and umbrellas… You have to love that sense of humour!


Katelyn Block July 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM

They did!! I was like what? Their spandex was like….psychedelic.


Rachel July 28, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Yeah I hardly understood that ceremony either…some parts were really great & cool and others I just shook my head at. But I love the olympics no matter what – nothing like 24/7 sports television!


Katelyn Block July 29, 2012 at 4:35 PM

AY. MEN. I could watch ESPN every single second of the day if it had more variety.


Lorin July 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Have a great weekend! I was confused through more than half of the opening ceremony. It had a lot of weird transitions from kids with nightmares and dreams to people seeing each other at a club and falling in love.


Katelyn Block July 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Yeah that was weird.


christy July 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Life is beautiful. It just sucks at moments, but that’s bound to happen. You just gotta get through it.


Katelyn Block July 29, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Speak da troof, sister.


Lea July 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I loved the opening ceremony. It didn’t make any sense but it was so ridiculous I couldn’t help but love it. And can we talk about how they had deaf children sing the national anthem? What.


Katelyn Block July 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM

That. was BEAUTIFUL.


Irina @ Chocolatea Time July 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Life really is all about balance and it always has a natural way of balancing itself out in the end. It’s beautiful :)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I love those moments when you wake up happy an content. Life is good. :)


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