Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Project 365

Okay, so I saw this idea on an e-mail from WordPress (creating a magazine on there, I promise I am not a traitor).
The question is,
"If you were going to blog about one thing for an entire year, what would you choose?"

At first I thought, "duh my daily activities." But when I think long and hard about them, I wake up, go to school, go to work, go to bed, repeat, etc. etc. What a boring thing to blog about. Nobody cares?

Then I figured I could blog about my favorite TV show... which was American Horror Story, which just had it's season finale last week. So how about Glee? No I already have a Tumblr for that. Celebrities? ...Eh, I am not too fascinated in boob jobs and face lifts and remarkably untalented people who are more famous than I will ever be.

OK, traveling it is... I travel to Pittsburgh about twice a year, so that makes for a great blog (long eye roll.)

What about crafting you ask? Well I only get to my crafts once in a damn blue moon (yum, beer). I love art and interior design and all that jazz, but I unfortunately cannot make my life style out of it just yet. So now what can I blog about for a year straight?


I guess I'll just have to do what I've been doing. Blogging for a whole year about every thing I possibly can.

I resolve this new year to provide more blogging about more EVERYTHING. I owe it to myself and to my blog.

love ya'll! Happy 2012!

Keep on blogging!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I've been an angel all year O:)

Folks, I have updated quite poorly lately. However, to keep in the Christmas spirit, here is a quiz I found on Katie's blog spot. She has an AWESOME adventurous blog, check it out!

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Born and raised on egg nog. Yum (:
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Oh he wraps them alright, in LEOPARD PRINT wrapping paper he got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby ... he's obsessed ;)
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White to match the snow (or lack there of)
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, but it will be a new tradition when I have my own place
5. When do you put your decorations up? Well when I would come home for Thanksgiving break, I'd do it the Sunday morning before I left. This year I waited until the first of December since I'm home.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Peanut freaking brittle and toffee. Oh my, my.
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Christmas at my mom's, then with the cousins, then with my daddy. Christmas was a drawn out thing for us!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? ...... What truth about Santa? That he's an extremely busy guy so my mom has to help him buy gifts sometimes? He's definitely real, so...
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We go to our family friends house & open mounds of gifts from each other. It's SUCH a blast. Can't wait for this year (:
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? White lights, candy canes, new ornament sets, old ornament sets, my collection of Barbie ornaments, an angel or star on top, and a nativity set underneath with a hidden baby Jesus until Christmas day!
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? I love snow. I'm really missing it this year :(
12. Can you ice skate? Not anymore, but I'd love to do it again!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Obviously my Barbie Folding Pretty House from when I was about 6 years old.
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? Family time and watching my three year old god-daughter react to Santa Claus!
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Pie! Dutch apple, mainly!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas Eve (:
17. What tops your tree? This year it's a beautiful angel in white. She's been our tree topper since I was a little girl, aside one or two years in which we put up a star.
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving, solely because I am always so anxious for people to open and love my gifts. I almost always spill the beans before anyone opens their present.
19. Candy canes: yuck or yummy? Not a fan.
20. Favorite Christmas show? A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Elf, and The Santa Claus.
21. Saddest Christmas song? Silent Night. 22 years and counting I have sobbed during it.
22. What is your favorite Christmas song? "Santa Baby," "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and, the Mariah Carey classic, "All I Want for Christmas is You."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Best Songs to Get Over a Guy With

Since Sunday night my heart was basically ripped out of my chest, stepped on, spit on and devoured (horrid) by the only person I thought would never do such a thing, I need to get my mind focused on something other than heartbreak. So here it is, in no particular order, the playlist I made to motivate myself and finally realize I don't need him and perhaps never did.

  1. Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
  2. Country Girl (Shake it for Me) - Luke Bryan
  3. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean ft. Ludacris
  4. Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
  5. Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell
  6. Speechless - Lady Gaga
  7. Body Bag - Hit the Lights
  8. Hard - Rihanna ft Jeezy
  9. Irreplaceable - Beyonce
  10. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Beyonce
  11. Hot N Cold - Beyonce
  12. So What - P!nk
  13. Survivor - Destiny's Child
  14. Too Little Too Late - JoJo
  15. Easy - Paula Deanda
  16. Leave (Get Out) - JoJo
  17. Smile - Lily Allen
  18. Driving Me Wild - Common ft Lily Allen
  19. Heartless - Kanye West
  20. I Don't Need a Man - Pussycat Dolls

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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My 20 Most Played Songs on My iPod

While I am waiting to hear back from my potential internships (I got a call back from one!) I decided to still try to keep my blog interesting. While hanging out on 20sb, I discovered Kristin's Blog of Shenanigans. She had a list of her 20 most played songs on her iPod and I was impressed by her eclectic taste! "If only I could do the same concept... that way people can really understand me and get to know me," I thought to myself.

So here it is. The list of my 20 most played songs on my iPod, some old, some new. These are the songs I am constantly belting my lungs out to. The songs I dance to and drive to, the songs that I think I'm in the music video for....

  1. "Price Tag" ~ Cimorelli cover

  2. "Grow a Pear" ~ Ke$ha

  3. "Misery" ~ Maroon 5

  4. "My Girl (Remix)" ~ Mindless Behavior

  5. "Part Time Lover" ~ Stevie Wonder

  6. "Who Says" ~ Selena Gomez

  7. "Loving You No More" ~ Dirty Money

  8. "I Dreamed a Dream" ~ Glee Cast

  9. "I Feel Pretty/Unpretty" ~ Glee Cast

  10. "Peacock" ~ Katy Perry

  11. "Turning Tables" ~ Adele

  12. "Countdown" ~ Beyonce

  13. "Itty Bitty Piggy" ~ Nicki Minaj

  14. "Top Floor" ~ Wiz Khalifa

  15. "[Forget] You" ~ Cee Lo Green

  16. "Holla At Me" ~ Chris Brown ft Tyga

  17. "Jar of Hearts" ~ Christina Perri

  18. "We R Who We R" ~ Ke$ha

  19. "Cudderisback" ~ Kid Cudi

  20. "Tears Dry on Their Own" ~ Amy Winehouse

Here's this, simply because it is SICK:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Biting my nails

This is my moment of truth, fellow bloggers. I have found myself wide awake at night thinking about not getting another one. What if the opportunity should never arise again? What if I have backed myself into a corner of failure and nothingness? What if I have screwed myself over permanently.

Yes, I really think about all of this over currently not having an internship.

I had a really amazing one last year - like, really amazing. My internship was in Pittsburgh - in the heart of the city! Boy was it an experience. I met so many interesting people and got to take my education skills to all new heights! Although I did not get the privilege of having my internship count for credits (apparently you don't get any recognition for being a motivated college sophomore), I learned a lot. I even got to share my experience on an online website called The InternView.

But alas, it's time to move on. One internship is simply not enough in the world of Apple mediums and tech savvy business firms. Plus, the empty space under Communication Internship is burning a hole in my transcript.

I finally stopped freaking about my future long enough to send out my cover letters and resume to a few employers, only to be back to pulling my hair out!

However one of these firms is my dream job! I have been in love with this place since I heard about it during my first internship. I just kept telling myself, "that is where I belong." As my school year in PRSSA and my major progressed, all signs pointed to this firm! Although I will be a tad bit crushed if I don't get this internship there, I will not stop trying for a position there. Hopefully I keep pushing forward and get more experience to bring to their table eventually.

So yeah... I'm already keeping myself in my prayers while crossing my fingers and simultaneously biting my nails (gross habit, really don't pick it up) over these internships - if you could send a little love my way as well, well then you'd be the best people alive.

Until then, I will keep you all updated on my progress as well as how many bald spots I have forced upon my head from continuous hair pulling.

- xoxo

Monday, August 8, 2011

A "FYI" on being a 21 year old college senior/intern.

As a 21 year old college senior and post-intern, it has come to my attention that some students have not listened to a word of advice about social networking. STEER CLEAR OF IT & if you don't, STOP POSTING RIDICULOUSLY OBNOXIOUS THINGS THAT WILL PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING A JOB. Is that really that impossible to understand? Clearly. So here's some advice from me, an annoyed cohort that wishes you would just stop.

  1. Believe it or not, your potential employers can find your most private Facebook pictures. It's called the "6 degrees of separation."

    - For those of you who have learned nothing in high school or college: Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer.

    Meaning: Your employers will find you through anybody. It's a small world, after all.

  2. Calling your current boss a "tubby b*tch" on your not so private Twitter page will not ensure you a future position.. anywhere. She is your boss and there are other people more deserving of your position.

  3. The statuses about how hammered you were last night should cease to exist. We all get it, college kids party. When you have a job or an internship though, your employers don't need to know that their employee is an unreliable drunk mess.

  4. Tweeting or Facebooking about how horny you are may get you laid, but no potential job offers. (It's sad to say that I really had to point that out...)

  5. Nobody cares about your love life. Really and truly.

  6. For those of you with part-time positions, there's a reason it's PART TIME. It's not going to be your whole life if you don't let it. Stop complaining, keep your eye on the prize and keep working while looking for something better.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Found this on StumbleUpon.. Couldn't agree more.

Number 1 - They Think, Say, & Do Negative Things.

Yup. They see problems in every opportunity.

They complain that the sun is too hot. They cursed the rain for ruining their plans for the day. They blame the wind for ruining their hair.

They think that everyone is against them. They see the problems but never the solutions.

Every little bit of difficulty is exaggerated to the point of tragedy. They regard failures as catastrophes. They become discouraged easily instead of learning from their mistakes.

They never seem to move forward because they're always afraid to come out of their comfort zones.

Number 2 - They Act Before They Think.

They move based on instinct or impulse. If they see something they like, they buy at once without any second thought.

Then they see something better. They regret & curse for not able to take advantage of the bargain.

Then they spend & spend again until nothing's left. They don't think about the future. What they're after is the pleasure they will experience at present.

They don't think about the consequences. Those who engage in unsafe sex, criminality, and the like are included in this group.

Number 3 - They Talk Much More Than They Listen

They want to be the star of the show. So they always engage in talks that would make them heroes, even to the point of lying.

Oftentimes they are not aware that what they're saying is not sensible anymore.

When other people advise them, they close their ears because they're too proud to admit their mistakes.

In their mind they're always correct. They reject suggestions because that will make them feel inferior.

Number 4 - They Give Up Easily

Successful people treat failures as stepping stones to success.

Incompetent ones call it quits upon recognizing the first signs of failure.

At first, they may be excited to start an endeavor. But then they lose interest fairly quickly, especially when they encounter errors.

Then they go & search for a new one. Same story & same results. Incompetent people don't have the persistence to go on and fulfill their dreams.

Number 5 - They Try to Bring Others Down To Their Level

Incompetent people envy other successful individuals. Instead of working hard to be like them, these incompetent ones spread rumors and try every dirty trick to bring them down.

They could have asked these successful ones nicely. But no, they're too proud. They don't want to ask advise. Moreover, they're too negative to accomplish anything.

Number 6 - They Waste Their Time

They don't know what to do next. They may just be contented on eating, getting drunk, watching TV, or worse, staring at the blank wall with no thoughts whatsoever to improve their lives.

It's perfectly fine to enjoy once in a while. But time should be managed efficiently in order to succeed. There should be a proper balance between work & pleasure.

Number 7 - They Take the Easy Way Out

If there are two roads to choose from, incompetent people would choose the wider road with less rewards than the narrower road with much better rewards at the end.

They don't want any suffering or hardship. They want a good life.

What these people don't know is that what you reap is what you sow. Efforts & action will not go unnoticed.

If only they would be willing to sacrifice a little, they would be much better off.

IMO - if you know people like this, they have to get out of your life. There is no use keeping around someone who will constantly be your "Debbie Downer." Don't try and persuade them to change. Just let them go. Over time, they will learn.

Books I've Read

An inspirational piece. I loved it. This book begins with Katie's life and abides by the quote, "no one leaves life unscathed," a quote Couric's mother always told her. Though she has lead a life of complicated trials and tribulations, nothing as stopped Couric from pushing forward and learning what it means to strive to be a better person and how to get through anything. This novel includes lessons and advice from Mario Batali, George Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, and (my personal favorite) Beyonce'. It's a book to read when you are feeling low or even when you are feeling at your happiest. It will bring out the true beauty of the lives we have been given, and how we can face anything.

This is the fourth of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I honestly cannot believe it took me this long to pick up a Plum novel. My mom has sworn by them for years ... now I see why. Not only is she a savvy bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum is "saucy," sarcastic, and witty. She is every woman we strive to be - and she packs a pretty heavy pistol. This novel is a series of events and characters including meeting drag queen Sally and his psychotic roommate Sugar, ex-hooker Lulu, super sexy based on description Joe Morelli, weasel-like Eddie Kuntz, and the ever so hilarious 73-year-old Grandma Mazur. At the moments I held myself tight for suspense, I'd find myself ending up in a fit of laughter and tears.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Artsy Fartsy

I am a 21 year old college student who has spent most of my summer working 2 part time jobs and taking four 3 credit each summer classes. With all of this agony and work, you would think: what do you do with your free time? Well instead of sleeping, I park my ass on my bedroom floor and explore my imagination, I dig deep. I usually try to figure out something crafty, or I spend time with my nose in a book.

My latest crafts have been painting:

This was just a simple white word I found at A.C. Moore. I used acrylic paint around the edges and to cover the whole thing. Then used a very small brush to create the "leopard print."

Some people may find it weird that I used this color combination and pattern on this specific word. However, I looked at it as "Imagine" being my favorite song by John Lennon, purple being my favorite color, and leopard being my favorite print. It's kind of an introduction to myself.

The next project I worked on was a finger knitted jersey bracelet. I only ventured in experimenting with the "2 finger" knit (the yellow bracelet shown above), but you can also use three or four fingers to create an even bigger shape.

The instructions to create these pieces are here.

My final crafts of the past two weeks included these handmade, hand stamped cards. The ink, paper and stamps are mostly all from Stampin' Up.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry - thanks for the memories.

Well folks, it is the end of an era.

I am not ashamed to admit I have been a Potterhead for years. Not since day one, but very close to it. When I was in 6th grade, my friends mom asked if I wanted to see the afternoon premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone which came out later that week. I said yes because I never missed any opportunity to go to a movie on a day off of school. After years of having no desire to pick up the first novel, I checked the book out from the library so I knew what the movie would be about (I have always been the type to compare book to movie.) I became so engrossed in the book that I read it in one day. I fell in love with the movie, I saw it about 5 times in theaters. I soon began reading the books like they were my only chance of survival. The movies became part of my life.

Then, around the 6th novel, I got really bored. I felt as though I was rereading the same thing just a different scenario. I was tired of the Harry Potter books. I could see the movies, but lost interest in reading the books.

Two weeks ago, I decided to change this. I bought the last Harry Potter book to finish off my collection and I read during every free moment I had. I read before bed, in the middle of the night, before going to work, at work - and finally, it was over. I had many moments of tears and many moments of "what-the-hells," but it was worth it. I could not wait to see the movie.

I saw the movie yesterday morning and I had to saw it was amazing. Better than expected, so, so so much better than expected. I loved it. I laughed and cried, but mostly cried. I am still finding it hard to believe his legacy is over. There will be no more books, there will be no more fears of Voldemort's return, but most of all, there will be no more Harry Potter.

Harry Potter has been like my stuffed animal, Baxter, to me. I have had Baxter since I was 3 and he has always just been there. A good friend, someone to turn to when I have had a bad day or just want to shut myself away from the world, something to captivate me, to hold my interest and to exercise my imagination which we tend to lose as we grow older.

Thank you, Harry for opening up a new world to me and so many others. We will miss you.

When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, “After all this time?” And I will say, “Always."
-Alan Rickman

~ xoxo

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


It's finals week! I have already freaked out enough to revisit my dinner twice today ... HOWEVER, I discovered these rules that I thought I would share with you all.

(these via Math.Union.edu)

1. Don't leave your studying to the last minute! Keep up with your work as you go along, that way you're not last minute cramming and teaching yourself instead of reminding yourself. A quote I totally have to steal from the website, "Consider this: if you are on a sports team, do you wait until a day or two before the game to start practicing? Try to apply that same attitude to your academic work."

2. Review your notes each night. Even if it is Monday night and your final is not until Friday, begin studying! Get a few chapters covered each night - it's much less stress on you Thursday night!

3. Get a good night's sleep before the exam. Most students pull all nighters (I know, I have done it so many times) but that is the worst idea imaginable! "Studies indicate the lack of even one or two hours of sleep can reduce your effectiveness and responsiveness by as much as 25%. "

Also, lay off of the caffeine and over dosage of sugar. It's not good for your health in general, why would you want to let it destroy your body before the biggest test of your semester!? As an avid coffee drinker, I reduce my intake to one a day, if any. I simply do not want to let it affect my work!

Alright - it's about time for me to hit the sack, I am going to get up early and get ready, simply so I can feel more comfortable with myself and more confident with my day!

Good luck my fellow peers! #Summer is right around the bend! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

So Here's What You Missed...

The day I have been looking forward to since January is finally approaching - the end of my junior year! I will soon be a senior at Clarion University, with two jam packed semesters left until my ticket to the real world..

This year has been my year of adventure. I lived in my first apartment with three other girl
s, I turned 21, and I began to realize what organizations and clubs were most important to m
y resume. All I have to say is, thank God for this year of experience. I have already made the executive decision to not live with roommates next year, cut back on my social drinking, and am now on the e-board for a few great organizations!

I am currently laptop-less so my blogs have not had as much attention as they deserve, however, heading home this summer will fix this problem. Let's just carry on like I haven't missed almost two months of updating.

Entertainment Wise:

Prince William and Kate Middleton's ROYAL WEDDING was this week. It was bright and early Friday morning and I - being a college student - was sound asleep at 4AM so I missed it. However, the talk of "Who Designed Kate's Dress" haunted me all night. As soon as I woke up, I quickly went to search for images of the dress on Yahoo. The dress, designed by Sarah Burton, was flawless and absolutely made for a princess. Kate looked gorgeous wearing it, as though she walked right out of a real life fairy tale.

Rapper, Chiddy Bang, (also a friend of my boy friend) set a new world record for the longest freestyle rap. The old record, held by M-Eighty (no idea) was 9 hours and 15 minutes. Chiddy broke the record by three minutes and seven seconds. Now that he can break a record, I think he can do anything ... except for lower gas prices.

Dancing With the Stars is back with an awesome new season. The cast includes Hines Ward, Ralph Macchio, Lil Romeo, Kendra Wilkinson, and Chelsea Kane. The most recent eliminations include: Wendy Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Chris Jericho.


  • The 2011 NFL Schedule was finally put up online. THE FIRST STEELER GAME OF THE REGULAR SEASON WILL BE 9/11 in Baltimore. Let's tear those Ravens apart!
  • Rumors from The Saints camp state that Reggie Bush will be let go this season. I don't foresee many good teams taking him on.

New Releases:

In Theaters - Fast Five (PG13), Prom (PG), Hoodwinked Too! Hood v. Evil (PG)
Music - Beastie Boys, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2," Colbie Caillat, "All of You," Jennifer Lopez, "Love?"

Also, if you're looking for a good thriller, I recommend going to see Scream 4 ASAP! Hayden Panetteire looks amazing in it, just saying.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I feel so unaccomplished. I haven't been getting anything done!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Vagina Is My Village

Starting tomorrow, I will be in my first production since my senior year of high school. Almost four years have gone by since my last show. However, this show is much more meaningful to me than anything I have ever been in. It is the Vagina Monologues. No, we are not Nazi Femmes who burn our bras and scream "MEN ARE INFERIOR" ... in fact, the ideas that just popped up in your head about the show are probably completely wrong! We are warriors, fighting for women who have been beaten, battered, and abused. We are making you aware of the violence that is out there towards women. It's serious.

Although the show throws in some humor, take note of the facts and sad stories that are provided. This year there will be a spotlight monologue about Miriam Frederick - the director of a Haitian orphanage, who brought the Vagina Monologues into Haiti. Frederick sadly lost her life after Haiti cracked open at the seams in 2010.

It's more than women fighting to be equal, it's more than women talking about their menstrual issues. It's more. It's their war to raise awareness and to stop violence and abuse towards all women. It's real and it needs to stop.

My vagina is my village. It wants to be treated fairly. It doesn't want to be taken advantage of or told what to do. It doesn't want to be violated or to know that other women are. It doesn't want to be anything other than my vagina.

I am proud to be a Vagina Warrior. ({})

Saturday, February 5, 2011

John Wall, Sixburgh, and other things..

I want to be free. I want to throw my hands in the air, screaming in the back seat of a convertible with my favorite songs on blast. No cares in the world. To live in my fantasies instead of realities. I want to be free.

Anyway, in music terms this week Lil Wayne came out with a 'Pittsburgh Steeler diss' called "Green & Yellow". Well it's no wonder Lil Wayne couldn't come up with his own beat. Anyway, the dudes from New Orleans - what the hell does he need to be rooting for the Packers for?

Next, in terms of YouTube videos, I have been intrigued by the "Do the John Wall" dance. It's not complicated, but you can't John when you're supposed to Wall (guess you'd have to watch to understand).

I've also been playing "Did It On 'Em" - Nicki Minaj on repeat. I have no relation to this song whatsoever, it's just something to dance to. I honestly have a hate/love relationship with Nicki Minaj's music. She's either a complete idiot or she's got some sick flows. It's a win/lose situation. Sorry Nicki lovers.

As for the rest of my life, I just watched the Pittsburgh Steelers crumble in the hands of the Green Bay Packers! Worst sight ever! Oh well, we played a truly a
mazing season and I could not ask to be a fan of a better team!

Let me leave you with a quote to start and/or finish your day. It's a quote to be carefully considered. How would you want to and how would you lead your life?

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton