Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes to everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Liar, liar pants on fire.

There is one type of person in this world that I absolutely cannot stand: posers/try-hards. You know who I'm talking about. Face it, we all have these people in our lives. The girl who goes around at a party saying to guys, "I love hot wings, working on cars, and country music!" For some reason, she thinks that this will instantly make the guy attracted to her. And maybe, occasionally, it does. But what happens when he finds out that a) you only like your hot wings boneless and in BBQ sauce, b) the one thing you can do to your car is pump gas and change your oil, and c) Taylor Swift is the only country you listen to? By that point, he may not care. Good for you. But to that I say, he is obviously not the type of guy worth keeping if he stays with a girl he met based on a lie simply because he likes dat ass thinks she's pretty. [I realize that this is a country-fied version of a try-hard/poser, but you can probably catch my drift.]

I would just like to know what's wrong with this society. How has it reached the point where girls think it's necessary to go around claiming to be something they're not in order to get a guy? I don't think I'm the crazy one here. I would rather be with a guy who's interested in the things I am. Too much time and energy would be wasted on trying to be someone I'm obviously not. Not only that, but I would imagine that things could get boring fast. If you have to fake common interests with someone, that's pretty sad. I mean, if you're only doing this to get with a guy, not have a relationship, fine, whatever. It's your life. Ruin it how you please. It just seems unfair to whomever you're conning.

And I'm not trying to imply that all guys are dumb enough to fall for this stupid little game. In fact, a lot of them will probably catch on pretty fast. Pretty much two minutes into any conversation based on a "common" interest will fall apart. It will be pretty apparent whether or not she knows what she's talking about. But a lot of these guys will go along with it. I mean, hey, she's good-looking, she kind of knows what you're into, and she's good-looking. Shallow is as shallow does. I guess these people need to find each other. I just find it sad. And boring. I can't imagine getting myself into a conversation about cars. As soon as a guy starts talking cars to me I know this conversation is going nowhere good, and fast.

And that's just one of the many types of try-hards/posers that exist in this world. More specifically, the type that I have to deal with pretty much everyday of my life. If you agree with my rant, then you've most likely been picturing a certain person/type. So feel free to comment letting me know who it is that just rubs you all the wrong ways. All of the ways. If you want to rant, I want to listen!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I've been a bad, bad blogger. It's been a week maybe that I haven't even logged into Blogger? I'm not sure. I could check but Christmas break has made me lazy. I had excellent, amazing things planned for this post. They were going to blow your mind. Fireworks! Explosions! Leonardo DiCaprio! I promise you, it was going to be something for the record books. However, I instead decided that it wouldn't be so nice to blow your mind and render it useless so close to Christmas. For your reading pleasure: a questionnaire stolen from Kathy.
1. What time did you get up this morning?
I sort of woke up at 9:30 am. But I fell asleep and woke up off and on until 11 am when I decided to grace the world with my presence. Hey, give me a break, I don't have to go back to school for two weeks.

2. How do you like your steak?
Are you offering? Medium.

3. What was the last movie you saw at the theater?
I went to see Immortals with my friends Kayla and Morgan. As I said before, it was all right. Not the greatest. The guys were hot, though. So that's always a plus!

4. What is your favorite TV show?
At the moment I am in love with New Girl. Zooey Deschanel is the greatest. I'm also obsessed with Sons of Anarchy. Because who doesn't love TV shows about motorcycle gangs?

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Pffffffffff. I don't even know at this point. I would love to live anywhere in Europe. But not permanently. I imagine I will end up settling somewhere in Illinois or Missouri because I'm too close with my family to be able to move away from them forever.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
I woke up too late for breakfast. I had mac 'n' cheese for lunch, though.

7. Do you wear glasses or contacts?  
Contacts, for sure. I absolutely hate wearing my glasses. They just feel too inhibiting.

8. What food do you despise?
I am always willing to try anything once. But I cannot stand tuna. Just the smell of it makes me feel sick.

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Guadalajara. [Not the place in Mexico, the Mexican restaurant literally two minutes away from my house.]
10. Favorite dressing?
I can't stand dressing. But the pizza place Monical's has their own special French dressing that is divine with pizza. Sounds gross, but I promise you it's otherworldly.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
A lovely, super fantastical 1996 white Jeep Cherokee. No frills and no cup holders.

We call him Mallow.

12. What are your favorite clothes?
I love to wear over-sized short t-shirts with a tank top or long-sleeved shirt underneath and jeans. I'm pretty simple. Oh, and  a scarf is nice as well.

13. Where would you visit, this weekend, if you had the chance?
Well this weekend is Christmas Eve and Day, so I really wouldn't want to leave because all my family will be in town. But the following weekend is New Year's so I'd like to go to NYC.

14. How many tattoos do you have? 
I'm not eighteen yet so I technically can't have any tattoos, not that that stops people if they really want one. I'm not sure if I'll even have one or not. I don't have plans to get any at this point in my life.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Colorado. I love it there.

16. What is your desktop photo?
Pictures like these can be found on my Tumblr, which is listed in the side bar. I suggest you czech it out.

17. Where were you born?
Somewhere in Central Illinois [actual town will remain undisclosed, although it may not be that hard to figure out if you're somewhat familiar with Illinois].

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Football. GO PACK GO!

19. How many siblings?
 One, my older brother Conor. He's twenty and I'm seventeen.

20. Favorite pastime/hobby?
Reading, Tumblring, Youtubing, hanging out with friends, video gaming, and a lot more fun stuff.

21. Coffee Drinker? 
I prefer frappuccino, but if I must I'll drink plain coffee with creamer.

22. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Night, for sure. I have the worst time waking up in the morning. It doesn't even matter if it's six in the morning or eleven. It seems as the day goes on I get more and more awake until I'm bright-eyed at one in the morning. That said, I never have any trouble going to sleep. I can pretty much force myself to fall asleep whenever, even if I'm not tired.

23. Do you have any pets?
Two dogs, Holly and Maggie.
Holly's the beagle, and Maggie's the black dog [half-bloodhound and half-Australian-shepherd].

24. What did you want to be when you were little?
An author. Before that? Bugs Bunny.

25.  What is your favorite color?

26. Are you a cat or dog person?
Dog. I like kittens, but I can't really stand grown-up cats.

27. Are you married?

28. Always wear your seat belt?
Yes, even if I'm moving my car from the driveway to the street. Safety first, children!

29. Been in a car accident?
Ugh, yes. If you really wanna read about it click here. Pictures are included.

30. Any pet peeves?
Believe it or not, I have many. To save some time I'll just tell you my top two. My first is when I'm eating with someone and I can hear them chewing and/or see their food. It annoys me to no end. My second is when people are late. If you say you are going to be somewhere at a specific time you should be there then. It's so rude to make the other person wait for you. This probably has to do with the fact that I'm early for everything so I have to wait around in the first place.

31. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Bacon and shrimp. Whenever we go to pizza places that specialize their toppings for you, my dad and I always get this.

32. Favorite Flower?
Roses will always do with me.

33. Favorite ice cream?
I can't remember the brand or even the name of ice cream, but my friends and I always go out and buy this cake and icing ice cream whenever we have girl's night in. It's soooo delicious. It's vanilla ice cream with cake bits and icing.

34. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Taco Bell!

35. From whom did you get your last email?
It was actually a reply from Kathy to one of my comments on her blog.
And for good measure, here's some Leo for ya! [Does anyone get the title reference?]

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 23

A picture of your favorite book.
Instead of making myself pick a favorite Harry Potter book, I'm just going to say that they are collectively my favorite book/series. I began reading them in the second grade after the first movie came out. After that I was pretty much addicted for life. My dad loves them just as much as I do. For me, they're really the books that got me hooked on reading. I know as a seven year old you don't do a whole lot of reading, but there was a definite increase in my reading time after reading the first book. I don't know what it is. The characters, the plot, the quality of the writing. But there's just so much more that I don't even know if I can put it into words. Every time I reread one of the books I discover something I hadn't noticed before. Maybe a scene that explains something that happened in another book. Or a clever/witty remark or statement. It's more than just good versus evil. It's about doing what you know is right even if it's not the easy thing to do. Being loyal to those you love. Knowing that you're not alone, and that it's okay to trust others and accept help.

I know it's corny to say but Harry Potter really was my childhood. I've lost count of how many times I've read each book. It became tradition for me to reread the whole series every summer. Obviously, you can tell that these books have been read a lot [as I said my dad reads them, too]. We have doubles of all the books except for the first and the sixth. The last book has inscriptions written in the inside cover from when my dad and I went to the midnight release together. I really could go on and on about how much Harry Potter has impacted my life. But in the end, Harry Potter will always be a part of who I am.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Change of Plans

You guys, I'm ashamed. I've lied to you all. As it turns out, this year I will not be making any of the pinatas that are in the poll. A couple of my friends decided to team up and make the red bird from Angry Birds. Then I threw out the idea of making a battered up pig from Angry Birds. My friend Brooke loved this idea so I told her I would team up with her and make it. Then we're going to hang them from the Spanish room ceiling so it looks like the bird is attacking the pig. The thing is, it takes a lot of time and work to make a pinata and we only have 10-12 days to make one. It's just a whole lot easier if you pair up with someone. I apologize! From the very bottom of my heart. That is not to say that I will never make any of those pinatas. Pinata making seems to be one of the only art forms I'm actually good at, so I foresee more in the future.

There will be pictures. And there will be awesomeness.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Those darn kids these days just have no respect!

I have found a new hobby.

Step One: Check to see if brother is home.
Step Two: If brother is home, turn radio on to a pop station.
Step Three: Turn radio volume up loud enough for him to hear.
Step Four: Kick back and listen to brother complain about the morals of today's society.

*Note: My brother is only twenty years old. But I secretly believe that he is actually an eighty year old man controlling a twenty year old young man's body.

'Tis all!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

November Favorites

Three days late, once again. Bah Humbug.

BAND: Cage the Elephant So, I've still been listening to a ton of We the Kings. But if it's not We the Kings it's definitely Cage the Elephant. The only way I can describe them is stoner music/a tad of screamo. Some of you may be thinking that this does not sound good. But trust me, they make it work. They only have two albums, self-titled and Thank You, Happy Birthday. You can tell they are totally into their music, which I find makes it that much funner to listen to. Their music videos are on the freaky/funny side. And by that I mean their video for "Around My Head" features the lead singer taking his dead girlfriend everywhere with him. Do not let that deter you.

SONG: "The Story of Your Life" This is not a song by Cage the Elephant, it's from We the Kings' album Smile Kid. And, actually, the album's name is taken from a line in this song! Waddayakno? Like all their songs it's really peppy and upbeat and cute. Please listen to it.

BOOK: The Name of the Star This book is by Maureen Johnson, a very hilarious, clever author whom I adore. It's about a girl, Rory, from Louisiana who goes to a boarding school in London. Just as she arrives there murders start to take place in London that mimic those of Jack the Ripper. It follows Rory's life as she gets introduced to the boarding school lifestyle and the paranormal. It's the first in a trilogy and just came out in September. I highly recommend this book. It has all the right amounts of mystery, paranormal, kissing, and humor.

BLOGGER:  pastor's girl's ponderings I just recently started to follow her blog, but I wish I had sooner. In all her posts she has beautiful photographs that she takes herself. She blogs about her family, her life, and the like. Whenever I read her posts I just become really relaxed and realize that sometimes the things I worry about just don't matter so much comparatively. It's like a breath of fresh air.

YOUTUBER: LukesArcade Obviously, this is a gaming channel. On it several different people play different games (including last month's Youtuber, Joey Graceffa). They play Batman, Pikmin, Plants vs. Zombies, and a couple others. So, if you like to watch gaming videos totally check this out! If not, I understand, some people don't like to watch other people play or even play video games themselves.

TV SHOW: New Girl My best friend Jordin and I are absolutely obsessed with this show. It's on FOX and it features Zooey Deschanel. That right there is enough to have me convinced. It's a really quirky, funny TV show about Jess, who moves into an apartment with three complete strangers. Who are all men. Jess is quirky, hard to embarrass, and completely lovable. I have to say out of all the guys on the show, Schmidt is my favorite. Mostly because he's completely ridiculous. Definitely, definitely watch it.

VIDEO GAME: Call of Duty: Black Ops I know this game is old. But I started to play it last month and haven't stopped. Mostly because once I start a game I can't stop until I've finished it. I think I'm about halfway through the campaign. I considered getting Modern Warfare 3, but I'm not sure. If I'm going to spend that much money on a video game I would rather have Batman: Arkham City.

THING(S): Infinity Scarves My favorite things to wear in during the wintertime are scarves. I was shopping at American Eagle for scarves when I came across this dark green, knit infinity scarf. I bought it and went back a week later to buy another, white one. Basically it's just one big loop that you wrap around your neck twice. I like them so much better than regular scarves because their wrap around your neck twice and keep your neck and face pretty warm. I also think they're so much cuter than regular scarves.

I realize I didn't include a movie of the month. The only movie I watched this month was Immortals. I went to see it with my friends Kayla and Morgan. I didn't like it much because it was supposed to be 3D so it was somewhat cheesy. I also didn't follow the story of Theseus too well, which I thought was what the movie was. We all agreed that it was decently good, though. Mostly because of all the half-naked hot guys. (Sorry if that's awkward for any guys reading this, I'm just being truthful.)