Question Time: Reflecting on 2013

  • 1: What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? a LOT of stuff. A LOT.
  • 2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don’t think I made any!
  • 3: Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope
  • 4: Did anyone close to you die? Nope
  • 5: What countries did you visit? The one I live in 🙂
  • 6: What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?  More risk-taking adventures and regular periods!!
  • 7: What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory? Feb 9, Mar 3, May 18, June 6, June 21, June 29, Aug 24, Oct 27, Nov 23 
  • 8: What was your biggest achievement of the year? winning 1st overall and title awards multiple times at dance competitions.
  • 9: What was your biggest failure? Missing out on my graduating class’s top 15%
  • 10: Did you suffer illness or injury? inflamed spinal cord, pink eye, hip flexor issues, the usual.
  • 11: What was the best thing you bought? I honestly have no idea!!
  • 12: Whose behaviour merited celebration? my wonderful college best friends.
  • 13: Whose behaviour made you appalled? Miley’s, my sister’s, my aunt’s, my ex’s, etc…
  • 14: Where did most of your money go? clothes and food, although I am very fortunate to have my parents.
  • 15: What did you get really, really, really excited about? MB20 concert, dance competitions, prom, locking in my friendships
  • 16: What song will always remind you of 2013? Closing Time – Semisonic, Let Her Go – Passenger
  • 17: Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer? a) I can’t tell b) the same, maybe fatter c) richer
  • 18: What do you wish you’d done more of? letting things go, not caring what others think
  • 19: What do you wish you’d done less of? wasting time, energy, and feelings on boys and one in particular
  • 20: How did you spend Christmas? crying
  • 21: Did you fall in love in 2013? I don’t think I will ever know.
  • 22: What was your favourite TV program? Friends!
  • 23: Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Of course.
  • 24: What was the best book you read? A Fault in Our Stars
  • 25: What was your greatest musical discovery? That I’m far from musical?
  • 26: What did you want and get? boyfriend, prom date, trophies, college acceptance, etc.
  • 27: What did you want and not get? forever
  • 28: What was your favourite film of this year? Frozen!!!
  • 29: What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Meeting my beautiful and caring college friends.
  • 30: How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013? Preppy boho with a bit of who cares? vibe
  • 31: What kept you sane? dance, my mom, my friends, music
  • 32: Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Jennifer Aniston
  • 33: What political issue stirred you the most? Marriage acts. Honestly, why can we not accept people and their sexual orientations?
  • 34: Who did you miss? my best friends, dance friends, and mom
  • 35: Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013. Don’t obsess over your looks. It’s not worth it. Also, if you’re not in love, you’re not in love.  Be honest, sincere, and true to your heart. End something that doesn’t truly make you happy.
  • 36: Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

    “Well, I’ve been afraid of changing,
    ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you.
    But time makes you bolder,
    Children get older, and I’m getting older too.” – “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

 

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Rant Time: Childish

I am the most juvenile person I know.

I am eighteen (soon to be nineteen) and I love Disney princesses, Barbies, watching Drake and Josh and Zoey 101 reruns, Disney Channel original movies, Lizzie McGuire, Polly Pockets, and basically anything else that was slightly popular in 1998-2005.  I don’t know if this is a healthy thing or not.  I love certain things about our world today, but I feel that the world was so much simpler and enjoyable and CREATIVE 15 years ago, when I was first introduced to pop culture.  It saddens me that kids today don’t know about the Fisher Price Loving Family doll houses or Blues Clues or even Play Doh.  

Are we robbing today’s children of creativity?  Is technology the “better” way to engage our children in playtime and entertainment activities?

What do you think?

Random: Questions 2

Well I’m avoiding studying for finals so here’s some randoms for y’all!

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? closed. 
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? If they’re a nice brand, yes. 
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? They start tucked in, but usually get pulled out. 
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? No
5. Do you like to use post-it notes? Yes, quite excessively, actually.
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Yes. Ohhhhh yes.
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Bees 
8. Do you have freckles? On my hands, but not on my face.
9. Do you always smile for pictures? Either that or a hideous face. 
10. What is your biggest pet peeve? This is weird but when people use acronyms when they’re actually not shortening the word.  For instance: SYTYCD and So You Think You Can Dance take the same amount of syllables to say.
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? No, but I avoid cracks.
12. Have you ever peed in the woods? Ha, yes.
13. What about pooped in the woods? Nope. 
14. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? All the time!!!
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? Pen caps, yes.
16. How many people have you slept with this week? Uh, none.
17. What size is your bed? Twin XL here, but at home, a full.
18. What is your Song of the week? 4×4 by Miley Cyrus
19. is it ok for guys to wear pink? Why not?
20. Do you still watch cartoons? Yep, Arthur and Disney Movies.
21. What’s your least favorite movie? Probably Grease or Harry Potter (please don’t hate me!!)
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? In my closet 
23. What do you drink with dinner? Water
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? BBQ sauce or ketchup
25. What is your favorite food? super frank supper
26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? The Sound of Music, Tangled, Frozen, Cheaper by the Dozen, Friends With Benefits, etc. etc.
27. Last person you kissed/kissed you? Ugh.
28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout? nope 
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? Nah. 
30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 3 months ago. 
31. Can you change the oil on a car? I don’t think so!
32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Nope!
33. Ran out of gas? Nope!
34. Favorite kind of sandwich? ehhh I don’t really like sammies.
35. Best thing to eat for breakfast? PANCAKES 
36. What is your usual bedtime? midnight 
37. Are you lazy? Depends 
38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? American Girl dolls 
39. What is your Chinese astrological sign? pig. 
40. How many languages can you speak? one and a half…
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? about 8, I like my magazines. 
42. Which are better Legos or lincoln logs? Hmm…I’d say it’s a tie. 
43. Are you stubborn? Sometimes 
44. Who is better…Leno or Letterman? Leno 
45. Ever watch soap operas? not really
46. Afraid of heights? not exactly
47. Sing in the car? Always.
48. Dance in the shower? OF course.
49. Dance in the car? Yes!
50. Ever used a gun? nope 
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? this past April 
53. Is Christmas stressful? Now that I’m in college, yes.
54. Ever eat a pierogi? Oh dear. Yes.  
55. Favorite type of fruit pie? Strawberry 
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? Ballerina or a vet 
57. Do you believe in ghosts? Often
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? A lot, actually!
59. Take a vitamin daily? If I remember
60. Wear slippers? Mhm!
61. Wear a bath robe? It’s hideous and I love it. 
62. What do you wear to bed? Tshirt and pajama pants
63. First concert? American Idol 2004 Tour
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Tar-jayyyy
65. Nike or Adidas? Nike 
66. Cheetos Or Fritos? This is so hard I really can’t answer.
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Peanuts
68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? Nope 
69. Ever take dance lessons? Basically every day of my life 
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? $$$ 😉 
71. Can you curl your tongue? sorta 
72. Ever won a spelling bee? 2nd place! Soooo close. 
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Yes 
74. Own any record albums? Yep, but they’re too embarrassing to mention titles. 
75. Own a record player? Yep
76. Regularly burn incense? No 
77. Ever been in love? Yes, I think.
78. Who would you like to see in concert? Matchbox Twenty all over again!! 
79. What was the last concert you saw? Backstreet Boys 
80. Hot tea or cold tea? I am not a fan of tea.
81. Tea or coffee? Cofffffeeeeee 
82. Sugar or snickerdoodles? Suga Suga 
83. Can you swim well? I think so. 
84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yes, though it is sometimes a struggle 
85. Are you patient? Not one bit.
86. DJ or band, at a wedding? DJ, but I pick the songs. 
87. Ever won a contest? Yes!!
88. Ever have plastic surgery? No way. 
89. Which are better black or green olives? Black. 
90. Can you knit or crochet? just knit
91. Best room for a fireplace? bedroom
92. Do you want to get married? Definitely. 
93. If married, how long have you been married? n/a 
94. Who was your HS crush? Too many boys that didn’t like me back. 
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? Guilty. 
96. Do you have kids? Eventually. 
97. Do you want kids? 4.
98. What’s your favourite color? mint green and yellow
99. Do you miss anyone right now? My mom and Megan
100. Did you watch Next Great American Band on FOX? never heard of it.

The 18 Best 90s Pop Songs You Forgot Existed

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Nine times out of ten, 90s throwback playlists tend to turn into more “Backstreet Boys/Britney Spears/Spice Girls Appreciation Hour” than anything else. And while I love me some “…Baby One More Time”, there’s way more to 90s bubblegum pop than “I Want It That Way”. Ergo, I give you the ultimate 90s guilty pleasure playlist: chock full of your favorite songs… that you completely forgot existed.

1. Girl on TV – LFO

If nothing else, the Lyte Funky Ones (less awkwardly known as “LFO”) are proof that songs can make absolutely zero sense and still be completely awesome. Because really, people don’t sing about the color purple, macaroni and cheese or Scooby Snacks often enough.

2. S Club Party – S Club 7

Seriously, the only way to start a party. But actually.

3. Crush – Jennifer Page

My personal favorite song from the Sabrina Goes to Rome soundtrack (yeah…that was…

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Random: Questions

  • 1. What is your best friends name? Megan
  • 2. What color underwear/boxers wearing now? Blue
  • 3. What are you listening to right now? Timber
  • 4. Whats your favorite number? 33
  • 5. What was the last thing you ate? mint choco chip cookie
  • 6. If you were a crayon what color would you be? mint green (ooh, theres a theme here)
  • 7. How is the weather right now? windy and sunny, but very cold
  • 8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? my mommy
  • 9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? hmm…their actions? Is that weird?
  • 10. Do you have a significant other? nah.
  • 11. Favorite TV show? Friends
  • 12. Siblings? lil sis
  • 13. Height? 5’10”
  • 14. Hair color? caramel
  • 15. Eye Color? Blue and sometimes a little green
  • 16. Do you wear contacts? No they freak me out!!
  • 17. Favorite Holiday? Christmas Eve!
  • 18. Month? June and November
  • 19. Have you ever cried for no reason? my life.
  • 20. What was the last movie you watched? Read it and Weep – Disney Channel movie
  • 21. Favorite Day of the Year? any day when I’m with my friends.
  • 22. Are you too shy to ask someone out? Probably.
  • 23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)? Yep!
  • 24. Hugs or Kisses? Depends who is giving them.
  • 25. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
  • 26. Do you want your friends to respond to this? They don’t know I’m on here
  • 27. Who is most likely to respond to a text from you? Megan or my dad
  • 28. Who is least likely to respond to a text from you? My sister
  • 29. What books are you reading? None 😦
  • 30. Piercings? 3 ear piercings right in a row (no cartilage)
  • 31. Favorite movies? The Sound of Music, Tangled, Friends With Benefits, Frozen, Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, The Parent Trap, Sleepover, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story  (really anything that’s Disney or a chick flick)
  • 32. Favorite football Team? No
  • 33. What are you doing right now? Listening to Spotify and avoiding studying
  • 34. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn? Buttery and salted
  • 37. Dogs or cats? ehh, not an animal person
  • 38. Favorite flower? hydrangeas 
  • 39. Been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do? Yes of course
  • 40. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex? Yep!
  • 41. Have you ever loved someone? Yeah
  • 42. Who would you like to see right now? My best friends
  • 43. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten? Some, but very few!
  • 44. Have you ever fired a gun? No!
  • 45. Do you like to travel by plane? No, but I will if I have to.
  • 46. Right-handed or Left-handed? righty
  • 47. How many pillows do you sleep with? 2-4
  • 48. Are you missing someone? Lots of someones.
  • 49. Do you have a tattoo? No, and I don’t think I ever will.
  • 50. Anybody on Tumblr that you’d go on a date with? All those beautiful male models everyone reblogs 🙂

41 Little-Known Facts About ‘The Bling Ring’

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1. When asked by People Magazine if she wanted to comment on her involvement with the burglaries, Courtney Ames’ response was “nope BYEEEEE.”

2. In their very first celebrity robbery Nick Prugo and Rachel Lee targeted Paris Hilton because they thought she was “dumb.” Arriving at her house they discovered a key underneath the doormat, which was unnecessary as the house was unlocked. They also accessed Audrina Patridge’s home through an unlocked door.

3. Nick Prugo found $1,800 in crumpled bills at the bottom of Paris Hilton’s handbags.

4. Before moving on to celebrity homes, Nick Prugo and Rachel Lee did a nightly activity they called “checking cars”—checking the doors of cars in wealthy communities to see if they’d been unlocked. They found as much as $600 in cash in unlocked cars.

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College Life: Sweet Relief

No English final for me.

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My English professor pulled me aside and said I did not have to take the final because she didn’t have to teach me anything this entire semester.  Thank you, pushy high school teachers! And thank you, idiots in my class that make me sound unusually smarter!

Snowing

It’s actually snowing here today!  In an hour, we’ve probably accumulated an inch and a half already.  Unfortunately, I am stuck inside writing a paper which is due tomorrow.  On the brighter side, I can listen to old, sentimental Taylor Swift songs, drink hot cocoa, and rest comfortably in my owl pajamas and king size fuzzy blanket. Not too shabby for college life.

Isolation

My campus is fairly large, it takes an approximate twenty to thirty minute walk to reach the other side.  While that factor is just an opportunity to get some exercise, I find that I only know a fraction of kids who go here, nearly all of them girls. 

Being a dance major is probably the easiest major in the entire universe.  As you’d probably assume, we dance majors spend significantly more time in the studio than we do sitting in a classroom.  We are with each other constantly.  There’s only about 20 of us in the freshman class program.  Don’t get me wrong, all (well most) of my fellow majors are extremely lovely girls.  The problem is, I am confined to my dance friends, my dorm friends, and my club friends.  Almost all girls.  I know it’s only my first semester, but I’d be curious to know if I will find my future husband here.  Seems pretty impossible at this rate – as the only access to guys I have are at parties (which I don’t even attend; my philosophy is that I can’t control myself around cookies so why should I expect myself to have self control around alcohol?).  And everybody knows that party boys make pretty shitty husbands in the long run.  So, hopefully I’ll find my “prince charming” at college, although I certainly have my doubts. Maybe I’ll meet him at Disney World one day, if I ever get a job there.  That’s something to be hopeful for.