Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011, you were good to me

Hey guys!!!!

I'm gonna do a post I've been waiting to do since I first got my blog!

I'm going to do the Top 11 moments for 2011. This year I waited for my entire life. The year I'd graduate. The year I'd go to college. The year I'd turn 18. It came and went, living up to my expectations in every way!

I wanted to highlight the best parts of this year, that I'll never forget, for y'all!

I also wanted to add in some regrets and hopes for the New Year--because there is always room for improvement and goals.

So let's get started! (BTW: You can click on all the pictures to see them bigger! I had to scale them smaller to fit the blog post)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Spivey Christmas!

Hey Y'all!

I hope all you guys had an amazing Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate!
I know my family and I had such an amazing time, and I wanted to share some awesome moments from our holidays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New York: Day 3

Hey Y'all!!!! :)

I'm so excited because it's only 5 more days til Christmas!!! (Well technically 4, since I'm posting this at 1 am on December 21st)

Today was a really relaxing day again. I woke up at 8 and got ready. After my sister and Scott left for work, I went across the street to a Ukrainian restaurant called Veselka. I got a breakfast sandwich from there, and then got some coffee from Starbucks. I went back home to eat, after repeatedly pushing instead of pulling on my sister's entry door for 10 minutes, and watched some reality tv.

Afterwards, I climbed into bed, and began to read The Hunger Games! Everyone I know that has read this book, most notably my sister, has absolutely loved it and raved about it. I started reading it, and must admit it is pretty amazing. I'm so excited to finish it.

After talking on the phone to my old friend Allie, I took a nap because I wasn't feeling well. Afterwards, my sister got home and we went to dinner with Scott.

I wanted to include this screenshot, just because my sister and I have the immaturity of 5 year olds, and we died laughing at this:


 My favorite restaurant in East Village is The Smith. I love it because they always have amazing food, awesome service, white subway tiled walls, old timey pictures of flappers and other women and men lining the wall, dimlamp-post lighting, along with table candles, a front wall that slides open when the weather is nice, and tables ranging from two-people-to-a-table to huge booths. And when they give you the check, they attach a postcard with their restaurant name and a cute picture--which I always keep as souvenirs. Every time I've gone, it's never let me down.

Anyways, tonight wasn't any different and the food and service was amazing.

I had a Blood Orange Cranberry Spiced Cream Soda to drink:

And for my entree, I had Spaghetti & Meatballs:

I always have to include the lame pictures my sister and I take:

After dinner, we went to Momo Fuku's (Milk), which I've always heard my sister and Scott raving about because of their delicious pies, truffles, and cookies.

We always have to get dessert, mainly because Scott has the strongest sweet tooth I've ever encountered. Scott always gets something I think is really interesting:

CEREAL MILK. I tried his one time, and it seriously tastes exactly like the milk that's left in your cereal bowl when you're done with Cheerios or some other sweet cereal. It's actually reallyyyy good.

I just got a plain ol' chocolate cookie though. It was pretty good, not the most amazing cookie in the world.

I wanted to include some pretty pictures of the busy streets on the walk home:

Then we came home and played around on which is always fun. You should check it out.

We watched some silly Youtube videos and now I'm laying in bed.

Tomorrow (or technically today haha) I'm trying to finish The Hunger Games, and maybe go out and get some supplies to make these Christmas cookies I found on Pinterest. If I do, I'll be sure to include it in my post tomorrow.

Lastly, I wanted to give a few shout outs.

Foremost: to Nicki Hodgins. I love you so much and you'll get through this cause you're so strong. I'm always gonna be here for you, so don't ever hesitate to text or call or come over :) meef

To Dree and Hailey, Happy Birthday pretty girls! I'm so lucky I met both of you through ADPi. You both always add something special to my day :) Have an amazing day.

Lastly: to Ches Edwards. You've become my best friend and one of the best parts of my day. I love our 3 hour phone calls, and one-eye covered FaceTimes, and how I can get choked up on the phone or how we can tell each other how we feel without judgment. I'm very grateful to have met you, and I can't wait to cheer for you January 3rd. When I get home, my creepy self will probably go straight to your house, since I know where it is and everything. You're too cool---I promise I'm not being sarcastic :)

Well I'm exhausted and about to head to sleep. I hope you all are filling your days with holiday music and getting even more pumped for Christmas. My parents are coming on Friday and I couldn't be more excited!

Love you all :)
-Alexa Dorian

Monday, December 19, 2011

New York: Day 2

Hey guys!

So my sister put me on a sleeping schedule since it's been so out of whack because of exams, but the thing is, I slept in until 3 today. I know, so lazyyyyyy.

As a result, I didn't do TONS today. I woke up and showered and painted my toe nails with that new nail polish I got yesterday.

When my sister got home, we wrapped a few presents, then I got dressed to go out to dinner.

Scott, sissy, and I went to Bodhi Tree, this little Thai restaurant down the street from her that I loved a few trips back when I came to visit her. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, as always

My sister got Garlic Chicken, Crispy Calamari, and Chicken Wings

Scott got Chicken Pad Thai, Crispy Calamari, and Chicken Wings

And I got Thai Iced Tea (MY FAVORITE), Thai Fried Rice w/ Chicken, Vegetable Dumplings, and Chicken Satay on skewers. 

Thai Iced Tea

Vegetable Dumplings

Chicken Satay

Fried Rice

Here's some pictures of sissy and me being lame as always:

Then afterwards, we went to Sundaes and Cones, our favorite ice cream parlor.

I got Red Orange Sorbet

and my sister got Pistachio Almond, which is her favorite. I always thought it sounded disgusting, but I tried it tonight and it was sooo good. Sorry for not giving you enough cred, pistachio almond.

Now we are just sitting around about to watch a movie. Hopefully my day tomorrow will be wayyyy more productive!

Hope you all are enjoying your vacation and getting ready for Christmas or Hanukkah :)

- Alexa Dorian

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New York: Day 1

Hey guys!!!

I hope you're all trying to keep warm like I am. I'm a bundled up in my sister's apartment! 

 I flew to New York this morning and I'll be here for another week, so I thought I'd do a little blog about what I do while I'm up here!

Btw, I'll keep you guys updated about how my exams went (let's hope well!!!)

So here's what happened today:

My sister, her boyfriend, Scott, and I, went to a restaurant called Standard Grill. My FAVORITE part about coming to New York is always the food. When I came up last Spring Break, we went to the top pizza and burger places.
Anyways, they told me that I had to try the donuts and roasted potatoes. I ordered the omelet with cheddar and onions, potatoes, and sourdough bread.

yum yum yum
then we finished off with their cinnamon sugar donuts! soooooo delicious

Then we stopped by a store called All Saints, which was toooooo cool for words. The layout of the store had an old-timey, industrial feel, and the store's displays were based around old machines.

Then we stopped by Sephora and I got the COOLEST glitter nail polish

This picture doesn't do it justice. It's the prettiest blue with bright purple glitter! I'm already wearing it.

Lastly, we came home because we were supposed to go to an event with my sister's best friend Ashley. Unfortunately, I was too tired from being up all night waiting for my flight, that I passed out on the couch after getting ready and we didn't go. 

My sister, however, found fun in taking random pictures of me while I was sleeping. Here's just a few:

She's such a weirdo.

Afterwards, we all sat on the couch, ordered delicious pizza, and watched SNL and New Girl! 

I'll keep you guys updated each day on what I do!

Hope you'll enjoy this

-Alexa Dorian

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sorry I've Been So MIA....

Hey guys!

Sorry I've been gone for so long. It's finals week and I'm laying in bed recovering from an all nighter. I just wanted to make this post to let y'all know some things going on in my life!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

What I Think About Boys

This is for all my girls out there

This post will be dedicated to how I feel about relationships, and my knowledge about them, because this has been consuming my life lately--whether its my personal life, or me giving advice to all my friends.