Sunday, December 25, 2011
So weird to think that a year has already gone by since my last Christmas. Wow...how things change in a year. I was with my ex at this time last year....so happy I'm not with him anymore. And then I think about to Christmases before that...and how much things change. Three Christmases ago, I was parting and drinking Sam Adams Winters with Trav. Strange how we only think how fast time moves after the fact.
Today I will be opening presents, eating lots of food, and spending time with my family.....all 50 of us lol.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sadly, I'll be sleeping most of today because I had to work last night and tonight. It's not so bad though because my family party is on Christmas Day. I'll sleep today, come to work tonight, go home in the morning to unwrap presents, take a nap, and then go to the family party for food and fun. I then have 3 days off....omg it's a miracle...3 DAYS OFF!!
So enjoy the hustle and bustle of today.... My opinion: don't rush...the anticipation is just as much fun.
Friday, December 23, 2011
People wonder why kids are so rude and hateful these days....its because of people like him. Someone who is a teacher and a coach. Someone who is supposed to be a role model, yet says such mean things for no reason. Someone please explain to me what is wrong with people????
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Honestly though, because of these people I found the beauty in music. Sure, I still like to hear a upbeat Britney Spears song once in a while, and yes, it brings back fun memories of being a teenager, but there is nothing like the feeling you get when you listen a song that can only be described as a true piece of art. I learned that it wasn't about the popularity of the song, or how it somehow made me want to put lip gloss on and dance around in my underwear. I learned that there were meanings to why that lyric is written that way, or why there is a specific guitar solo during that point in the song.
There was something deeper to certain songs. They were written out of pure emotion and actually sung by the people who wrote them. You can hear feeling in their voices and the passion behind their instruments. They didn't write these songs in hopes that their music videos would make the top ten on TRL... music videos didn't even exist back in the day. They wrote what they felt, what they experienced, and what they hoped for.
Ok...wow...now to get to the point of this post....which I went a bit of topic with by ranting haha. Anyways....
At the beginning of November, Pink Floyd re released all of their songs as an "Experience Edition". I heard about this, but hadn't heard any of the new versions only thinking that they were going to just be the same songs but remastered (honestly, I like the older sounding versions of songs). Two nights ago while driving into work, flipping through the radio stations, I caught the beginning of the "Wish You Were Here", my favorite Pink Floyd song. As I listened, I thought about my friend Travis who passed away at the end on September 30th and how much he loved Pink Floyd too. The song seemed very suiting to how I felt about him.....wishing he was still here. When it got to about the middle of the song, a violin started playing with the song. This was a version I had never heard before.
As a child, Travis was one of those young musical prodigies but, when he hit his teenage years stop playing because it, "wasn't cool". He played with the Worcester Symphony Orchestra when he was only 9 years old. He played the violin. Just days before hearing the song that night, I had spoken to his sister about how he had told me about how much he loved to play when he was little. She then informed me that she was surprised I knew that, seeing as he didn't tell many people about it. Travis was a rather private person when it came to his childhood.
After Googling this version of the song, I found out that Pink Floyd had originally recorded this version with legendary violin player Stephane Grappeli but, it never made it to the original cut of the song. The band members thought it had even been recorded over while finishing the album and officially lost. Little did they know, the recording was sitting in an archive for 30 years until it's discovery and re release at the beginning of November. Only days after Travis's passing.
I truly believe that in some parallel universe, I got to hear Trav play.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
"Blah, blah, blah". Three things I haven't been doing much of lately. For some reason I've come to the conclusion that I enjoy life much more when I'm not talking. Shit, I can't believe I just typed that. I've NEVER been one to not want to talk or want to be heard. Most times, I'm the one who always puts in her two cents.
The other night while at my parents house, we were watching TV and I realized I didn't say a word to either one of them for almost two hours. It was wonderful! All night long at work I talk...to customers, on the phone, to the person I work with and then when I coach during the day, I'm always talking. The only time I don't talk is when I'm sleeping and 99% of the time, I text rather than make a phone call. Hmm, the more I think about it, I hate talking on the phone. Most of my communication is done via text or email.....and I prefer it that way.
So, I'm sitting here rolling my eyes at myself for thinking about how I used to gab 24-7 on my phone in college and even a couple years ago. Think I'm kidding? For example, in college I used to sometimes go over my monthly minutes...which were 450. Now, have 550 a month (family share plan) and of those 550, I used 48 minutes last month. I kid you not.... 48! Sidebar: I used 2,398 texts though......
So on that note, I'm going to shut my mouth more often. Silence is golden and duct tape is silver.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I wanted to talk about the swap I did right before Thanksgiving. I was supposed to blog about it on the 5th but, time got away from me.
This nail polish swap was sponsored by Celia and Tara. I do have to say, this was my first blog swap and it was so much fun! I was paired up with Keri who was so nice and bought me the most beautiful items (pictured below).
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Have you ever felt torn between what you want to be and what people want you to be....and in the middle of all that, not know where you fit in? Wow, that totally sounded like I was in high school. But sadly, I feel like that.
My friends give me so much crap because I can't go on vacations with them, go out every night on benders at the bars (only to wake up hung over the next morning anyways), go to the casinos, or lately...even go to lunch. I'm sorry if I can't spend all my money like some of them can. I have $60,000 in student loans to pay off when most of them have 1/8 of that to pay back. It's gotten so bad that one of my best friends from college asked me to not be a bridesmaid in her wedding because I mentioned how expensive the bridesmaids dresses were that she picked out.
On top of all this, or maybe because of this a little, I almost have no social life. Like I said before, I'm happy with my life the way it is....but it's getting a bit lonely. I work, coach, and sleep...and 9 times out of 10 I'm busy with one of those 3 things. My friends have either moved away, had a baby, gotten married/engaged, or still act like they're 21 years old. And then there's me....not wanting any of those things. Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and I love going out with them and seeing them but, I'm just always left with a bit of that feeling of, "I don't belong here anymore." And I am the first to admit, I used to be way cooler....when I was in college and 21 years old. I'm 26 now, I'm an adult...it's time to grow up and do adult things and be responsible.
I had a boyfriend at this time last year. We were together for almost a year but, I broke up with him about 6 months ago because he would complain that I never wanted to do anything. He used to complain that we never went out....funny thing with that was he made 3 times a year what I make. Did I expect him to pay for me all the time? No. Would it have been nice once in a while to treat me to a night out instead of bitching at me when I couldn't go out because I couldn't afford it? Sure. And here's the kicker...on top of that he said I worked too much. Ummm, anyone else see an issue with that? He hated that I wasn't rich but didn't want me working all the time. Ya.... defiantly broke up with him. Sidebar: I haven't dated since....I'm happier being single.
My friends and family want me to be some successful business woman...with an office, a BMW, and lots of spending cash. Reality is, I'm never going to be that and I'm ok with it. Apparently they aren't though. I will admit that yes, I am kinda broke but, I pay all my bills and student loans every month. I just do not have much spending money. I work 3rd shift full time as an auditor at a hotel and coach cheerleading during my days. I don't go on vacations, shopping sprees, or drive a brand new car. But guess what, I'm happy. I have a job that I enjoy and it allows me to do something I love; coach. It makes me so angry that I find myself apologizing for that to everyone I know.
Yes, I budget my money, save my change, never get enough sleep, have forgotten what it's like to buy a new pair of heels, work many hours, and have student loans that I won't pay off until I'm 40. Money does make life easier but, on a day when it's warm out, my music is as high as it can go, and the windows are rolled down, my Chevy Cobalt sure feels as good as any BMW.
Monday, November 28, 2011
My black Friday experience was hmmm, awful yet rewarding. I waited outside of Target for 2 1/2 hours in 30 degree weather for a new lap top. Yes, I am one of those people who Black Friday shop for myself. Actually, my mother said that if I went to get the lap top she would pay for it as a Xmas present for me. It was an Acer 10.1in mini notebook on sale for $157. What a deal!!! Yes, I waited in the cold for that long, and yes I waited in the electronics line in the store for another 40min, but do I have a new lap top??? YES I DO!! To all the southern Black Friday shoppers....you got NOTHING on us up here in New England. We wait outside in the cold when we want a really great deal.
My older sister, cousin, and I took the three nieces to see the new Muppet movie. Everyone go see it!! It was so cute and really funny. For those of you who remember the original Muppet show, you'll definitely enjoy it.
Snap back to reality.... This week is going to be one hell of a week. In other words, I'll get hardly any sleep. This week is try out week for my team. We have two seasons so we have to have try outs twice. There goes my Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Then, we have first team practice Thursday and our first game is Friday night. And of course there is icing on top of this cake....we have a team fundraiser with our booster club from noon to 8 on Saturday. Coaching consumes my life HAHA.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thanksgiving is more of a relaxing holiday. We usually just do immediate family. This year there will be myself, my parents, sister, her husband and two children, my brother, his wife, and their two children. Total = 11. Who am I kidding, my house will still be hectic haha! I'm also excited to have 4 days off!! So to everyone, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Eat lots of turkey and watch as much football as you can!
And of course thank you so much to Christy for allowing me to have the giveaway. I received a warmer from her and it's beautiful. I got the Firefighter warmer from the Hero Collection. If you know anyone who is a firefighter or police officer, you need to buy this for them. I also got the Home Sweet Home scent which has a cinnamon fragrance so it smells so nice for the holidays.
Friday, November 18, 2011
I could of course find something that had to be done...my car could use a good cleaning, and I could catch up on some paperwork for coaching but screw it. I want a weekend of pure laziness. What's so wrong with that? I mean, come on, I work about 52 hours a week normally lol.
Honestly, the only thing I plan on doing this weekend, besides that laundry, is some crafting. I have a few earrings to make, some wine bottles to break then paint, and some organizing for my teams fundraiser on the 3rd. Along with that, I have a new stereo system to listen to my records on so I'll hook all that up. Wow, I sounded like a total nerd just now lol.
Oh well, here's to the weekend!!!
Ok everyone, this winner of my Scentsy give away is......
Have a great weekend everyone! See you all Monday!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
So last week the person who runs my team's booster club asked if I would make a mini video of the team for a fundraiser coming up in December. I said I would and since then, I've been doing alot of YouTube watching; mostly of sports montages. Only thing is that I've never made a video. This is new territory. And, not only do I have to make the video, I have to shoot it as well.
The first 30 sec of this video is kind of the look I'm going for, just different music and our video has be about 30 secs as well.
All this done by December 3rd....I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....
Monday, November 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thanks to Christy over at Sunshine and Pickles, I'm able to offer you all a chance to win a couple Scentsy products!
If you've never heard of Scentsy, you're definitely missing out! Scentsy is like having a candle burning in the house, only better smelling and no need of matches. They sell beautiful warmers that just melt the wax, letting the aroma fill any space that the warmer is plugged.
So what can you win?!?!? Christy has been ever so kind as to offer the winner of this giveaway any plug in warmer and scent bar of their choice! How awesome is that?!
-Please leave 1 comment for each entry!
Good luck everyone!!!
Thursday my father is coming to visit me from upstate NY. My parents divorced when I was 5, so I grew up in New England while my dad stayed where we used to live in NY. The older I get, the less I get to see of him which sucks. I'm just always working and it's hard to do just a weekend trip to see him when the drive is about 6 hours. The past couple years, he's been coming to visit me here instead. I like when he comes to visit me rather than me go there because we're able to do more things (he lives in the middle of the boondocks).
What's on the agenda this weekend? Our favorite 3 S's.....Shopping, Seafood, and Sports. It's funny, for being man, my dad loves to go shopping...and I like when he buy's me things (I'm totally "Daddies Little Girl" lol) so I can't complain about that lol. When your in the Ocean State, you MUST have seafood. We always go get some lobsters and little necks one night then follow it up the next night with Fish and Chips. And of course sports....so Saturday night we have tickets to the Boston Bruins game. SOOOOO EXCITED FOR THAT. My dad and I loooove hockey!
On a totally different note, my first give away starts tomorrow!! It's a good one so make sure to check back!!!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I know you're probable reading this thinking," You're more likely to die going to work in your car than die in a plane crash." Statistically, I know that. These are my reasons why....just hear me out.
1. If I were to get into a car accident, it would be on the ground. Medical personal can just come to where I am. If there were an emergency in the air, it would take 45min to descend and land not to mention you can only land on a runway...so good luck if you're over water.
2. If my car breaks down, I just sit and wait for AAA. If my plane breaks down....we have to make it back to the ground...in one piece.
3. A car accident happens so fast...boom...its done. If you're going to die, the impact is split second and it's over. In a plane, you're inside the plane as its falling....time to know you're going to blow up and die. Or worse, the place could break apart and you could just get sucked out and fall to your death.
4. Though you're more likely to get into a car accident, you're also more likely to walk away from that car accident alive. In a plane crash...if you crash...you crash...you're dead...there is no "walking away" from something like that.
So yes, those are my 4 reasons. I feel as if they make perfect sense. To me, it's not about the chances of it actually happening, its a fear that it's going to happen to me if I ever get on a plane. I'm a total basket case even when a friend or family member flies. I literally have to check the news all day to make sure there are no plane crashes...and I don't feel better until I know they have landed. I just don't understand why people think flying is such a good idea. I mean, you're in a giant piece of metal that is held together with rivets, nuts, and bolts...all things that can break. It is built like a bird and people hope it won't fall. I mean come on people, does anyone else think that's put ridiculousness?
Ugh, I think I need help....or really good drugs if I ever want to fly anywhere ever again.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Unfortunately, I've now taken on the challenge...mostly to join her insanity. Hmm...10 songs....that's it?!?!? I love music so much and picking just 10 songs is nearly impossible, but I'm going to try. I'll think of it as a journey...one that will bring me to a new music enlightenment. Right now I'm compiling a list of all my favorite songs and then once I just can't find any more, I'll start to drop one at a time until there is 10 left. What happens after that, will be details to come.
Her and I did make two rules though.
1.) It has to be favorite songs; songs that make you feel something. Songs that remind of us of an ex boyfriend or event are not allowed. The songs we pick have to be our favorite songs with no ulterior motives. By doing this, we've eliminated the chance of having songs on our lists that represent a memory. That is not what our top 10 are about....they are about ourselves and the relationship we have with the actual song. Besides, I'm sure that if we want to make a list of songs that remind us of our ex's, or that drunken night in college....we could...easily.
2.)The songs do not have to all be #1 songs or popular songs. It could be the worst song in the world to someone else...but it doesn't matter. There is no bias to the song based on where it fell on the charts.
I won't list all the songs I have on my list right now, but a few are:
"With or Without You" by U2
"Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix (I know it was written by Bob Dylan but I like the Hendrix version better)
"Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Like a Rolling Stone" by Jimi Hendrix (Same reason as above...)
Challenge yourself to do this....I dare you....
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I'm having a problem now though... I can't sleep at all. Before, I would get home from work about 8am and go right to sleep. The alarm would go off for coaching at 1:15pm and I'm out the door by 1:45pm. In the past, the sleep I was getting from 8am-1:15pm was perfect....could have slept through a tornado. Now, I toss and turn....waking up every hour and a half or so. This goes on until the alarm goes off for coaching. Normally, I get home from coaching around 5:15pm, eat dinner, and then take a small nap before going back into work. Only problem with that is, I can't fall asleep after dinner like usual. Because of this, I've been averaging 5-6 hours a day on sleep, five days a week. That's it!
I'm so frustrated I miss falling asleep and waking up fully rested.
Any tips? I'm desperate!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
What an awesome quote.....right? Is it strange that as much as I personally agree with that quote, I believe that it's unattainable. Ok, maybe I'm a pessimist but come on....how many people do you know lie, cheat, and are miserable being married? Sadly, I know WAY too many.
There is always drama, forceful compromising, and a struggle to keep a relationship together. I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as love. I'm not talking about love shared between family. I'm talking about "true love". The type where you want to marry that person and live "happily ever after". Honestly, I think it is nothing but an agreeable common attachment between two people, and when the attachment starts to wear off, they go looking for another one.
The older I get, the less I believe in the idea of love. Someone once told me that I need to meet the right guy. I laughed at them. Maybe what I need is someone to show me love is real, because until now, no one has been able to do that. Even my friends that are in relationships all deal with so much bullshit. Why would I want to put myself into that situation? I'd rather be happy alone than in constant need of someone else. I want to make myself happy, not spend my life depressed and crossing my fingers that one day some prince will swoop in a make my life complete. Come on, what is this, a Disney movie? NOPE!
I'm sorry if you're reading this thinking, "Poor girl," or, "She has no idea what she's talking about. Me and my significant other are perfect and happy," and just getting angry at me. But, you can not accuse me of not having just cause to feeling the way I do.
So overall, am I looking for love? No. If it wants to find me, it knows where I am. Would I like love? I guess. Am I going to kill myself if I don't find it? No.
Believing is seeing....so until I see it, it's nothing but a myth, folklore....a unicorn.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This past month I've been listening to a lot of music and I have become an avid believer that music can help anything. Don't get me wrong, I've always loved music...all kinds. But lately, I've found it therapeutic. Over the past few weeks I've found a new love for folk/pop/indie music. I've been hitting repeat to songs by Missy Higgins, Adele, Kate Nash, Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, and Tori Amos (I've always loved Tori though lol). Something about the way they sing, or write their music....it feels more real. It's not mainstream and hasn't been written by some song writer that just gets paid for banging out cheesy songs in hope for a #1 on the radio charts.
God, I wish I could sing. I've been told I can...but honestly, I don't come remotely close to the talent some people have. Hmm...if I could sing like anyone.....it would be a toss up of Eva Cassidy, Carrie Underwood, Zooey Deschanel, and Adele. All soft, yet powerful voices.
I've deeply always wanted to walk in a bar, get on a mic and just wow a group of randoms. Just a bar, somewhere random, where there are old men in cowboy hats. Walk in wearing jeans, a tee shirt, and heels....maybe whip out a good Roy Orbison song. Ya, that would be fun. But you have to have talent to do that. My next life hopefully.
Monday, October 24, 2011
I had become tired of being sad....so tired that I didn't know how to be happy either.
Then last week, I got very sick...some kind of flu with all the fixings....fever of 103.2, headache, body ache. It was the worst flu I've seriously ever had in my life which resulted in me having to sleep on living room floor because my bed just did not feel comfortable. I laid on the floor all night, crying from feeling so sick, and being in so much pain. I found myself asking him to come get me and to take me back with him.
The next morning, I woke up, without a fever, and a much clearer mind than I have had since Sept. 30th. He didn't come get me cause it wasn't my time. It will be one day, but until then I had to stop being so sad all the time. He doesn't want me with him yet because he wants me here, happy. He wants me to laugh, have fun, and live. I shouldn't feel guilty about getting to do those things when he can't, because he gets to do them through me and everyone else who is still here. I can't rush life.
So, on that note, I've found my happiness....my closure....my reasoning to why I just cannot be upset anymore. It's hard to always be happy but now I can do try to feel happy without feeling guilty. And since last week, I've noticed that I've been smiling much, much more.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Maybe my thoughts are just so exhausting from all of the events from the past week and a half, that rather than write, I'm trying to just turn off my brain.
So until I can settle my mind, thoughts, and emotions....I will search for happiness....hopefully I find it soon.
Monday, October 3, 2011
I know it is part of life...I know that death is part of the whole "circle of life" thing but no matter what the circumstances, a death is always sad. As I grew up, older members of my family passed away. Never from anything tragic...mostly due to old age. When I was 18 years old, one of my friends from high school was killed in a car accident...he was only 16. When I was 21, a coach that I had been working with lost her battle to stomach cancer...she was only 37.
But nothing prepared me for Friday night.
I was out with my best friend and her boyfriend in the city. I received a call at midnight that shattered part of my world and my heart. One of my very close friends from college that I actually used to date had been found dead in his apartment only hours early in the night. Until that moment, I never knew what it felt like to have the world stop. I'm not going to sit here and write a long post about how awful the past few days have been because I refuse to dwell on the bad. So for the first time since Friday I'm trying to collect my thoughts and reminisce about what I loved about him so much.
I'll miss his contagious laugh....it was deep with a hint of cackle but not in a scary witch way. I'll miss his blue eyes that any girl would swoon over....I know I did all the time. I'll miss the way we used to lock eyes from across a room and just know what the other was thinking....kind of like what you see in the movies. I'll miss his quick witty jokes that used to come out of left field. I'll miss the late night chats we used to have and how in the car we never had to turn on the radio because we could talk about anything. I'll miss him ranting and raving over my mom's cooking...especially his love for Frito Pie. I'll miss his randomness and spur of the moment attitude. And although it's been a year since he and I dated, I'll miss the private moments we had with each other not because I wanted to date him again, but because there is no way we will ever have the chance again . I'll miss his kiss and the way he used to twirl my hair with his fingers at night. I'll even miss how he used to kick his legs at night so much that he'd wake me up and how we used to sleep in those damn twin beds in our dorm rooms. If you've never had to sleep two in a twin bed, consider yourself lucky lol.
I just keep thinking this isn't real...that I can just call him, Facebook him or tell him that its his turn on Words With Friends. But then I remember that he's not here anymore and he'll never be back. I believe in some kind of after world/heaven and spirits who are able to come back and visit. So I'll wait for him to show up...somehow, someway....cause that's just him. He'd never miss out on a good party.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Yay....its Friday!! On that note....I'm doing another linkup (cause they're so much fun) with Kori at Blonde Episodes for Fashion Friday.
Because I live in New England, the Fall season is always one filled with warm days and cool nights. The leaves turn red, orange, yellow and apple picking is something that everyone just had to do. During the fall there is nothing more comfortable than a sweatshirt. I'm sure everyone has the one sweatshirt that they just love and no matter how stained, old, or dirty it gets, it is just about broken into. The wonderful thing about a sweatshirt is the number of styles there are and how versatile it is. You can wear it with jeans, shorts, or the obvious choice of pajama bottoms. Here are some of my favorite looks for a sweatshirt.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I have the best mom in the world and there is nothing like the football spreads she makes for Sunday afternoon games. It's usually just me and my step-father but she loves to do it and makes all kinds dips and finger foods. I found this picture and I'll have to show her...maybe she can make it for Super Bowl.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
This weekend my best friend from high school got married. Wow what a wedding. I was a bridesmaid which was of course so much fun. I don't want to sound mean, but I've been to weddings that were much more fun. For some reason being in the wedding is just exhausting. And of top of that, us girls got our hair and makeup done with was a TOTAL rip off. We paid way too much for makeup and up-dos that I honestly could have done myself. Everyone else seemed to be okay with it...I wasn't. But what was I supposed to do? I was not going to bitch or ruin the brides morning. On top of that, the people who did our hair were family friends of one of the the other bridesmaids.
I have hair that you can honestly do anything with. It stays in place and have always been told by other hair dressers that I have the best hair for up-dos. This is a picture of my hair literally right after she was done. I can't believe I paid $55 for this hair do.
Overall though, it was of course a beautiful wedding and I loved every minute of it....after I pulled my hair up into a bun.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I'm not sure if it's just me, but I've always been obsessed with movie trailers. I may never even see the movies but I love watching the trailers for them. There is just something about the way someone is able to take 2 hours worth of a move, make into a 2 min clip that makes you want to see go out and see it in theaters. Only since about 2000, trailers got rid of the voice overs....you know the "movie guy" that would talk during a trailer to describe the movie. Now music is just used with clips from the movie which I think works much better. Music can convey a feeling and set a mood much better than some guy with a deep voice.
Hence, I spend too much time on IMDB.com looking at trailers when I'm bored. I guess I'd even go as far as to say I'm kind of a movie trailer connoisseur haha. Anyways....here is my YouTube video today. It's a new trailer for a movie called Like Crazy. Yes, it's very "chick flicky" and I most likely will not see the movie but, the trailer is wonderful. The movie is about a young couple and what happens to their relationship when she she is banned from the U.S. when her visa runs out and has to return to the U.K. Watch it and I'm sure you'll agree.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Dear 17 year old Delia,
It's September of your senior year in high school and you're freshly turned 17. You feel on top of the world...like nothing can bring you down. Cherish every moment because you only get to do them once. I know you will but take in every detail...the smell, the sounds, the feelings. That way you can remember them for longer than someone else may.
Take more pictures....you can never have enough pictures.
When he breaks your heart, don't worry because life goes on and you will love again. Don't give yourself to anyone no matter how confused you get....there is no rush and you'll know when you're truly ready. It's ok to cry about it, but it's not ok to let it prevent you from getting out of bed in the morning and fearing going to school. You're better than that and no one will ever make you feel that way ever again, because this teaches you how to not to let them.
Love every minute in your dinky 92' Geo Storm because it will crap the bed in a year. Roll the windows down and turn on N'Sync as loud as it can go. And save that picture of you laying on the roof of it lol.
Drama doesn't last forever so don't let it consume you. Be nice, even when you don't want to be because it's better to look back and know you were a good person rather than a bully. One day someone that you were nice to in high school will tell you that, and it will show you how good of a person you were then and still are now.
Love the sport....love every time you put your uniform on and go on the field, or the mat. Live it, breathe it, and cherish. That sport has made you exactly who you are and who you will be in the future. If only you knew how important you will be to that sport when you turn 21.
Don't worry about missing out on things others are doing this year. You'll be in college next year (and yes you get into your #1 choice) and you'll realize that college is way better than high school. You will end up switching colleges after Freshman year, but it will be the best decision you will ever make.
Cherish your friends because after graduation some of them will not be your friends anymore and many of them you will loose touch with. Don't fear this though because you will meet amazing friends in college who will become your sisters. The quote, "You meet your girlfriends in high school but you meet your bridesmaids in college," really is true.
Enjoy paying $1.00 a gallon for gas, having no debt, sleeping all day on the weekends, using your aol screen name, spending an entire paycheck on clothes without feeling guilty, watching the first season of American Idol with mom, getting ready in the morning for school with your sister, bad 90s pop music and spending 3 months off in the summer doing absolutely with no care in the world.
Every choice you make will be the right one, don't worry. Remember, to be who you are because you will be happier that way. Don't pressure yourself to be a certain kind of person in 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years. In 8 years you will not be doing what you thought you would be doing, knowing who you thought you would know, and living where you thought you would live. It's ok though because you will be happy and you will realize that life can not be planned....it just happens.
26 year old Delia
Friday, September 16, 2011
So today I'm linking up with Kori over at Blonde Episodes for Fashion Friday. Because the fall is coming, I decided to put some pictures up of some of my favorite hats. I LOVE hats and if I'm not wearing one, I'm wearing a headband lol. For some reason though, there is nothing like a cute comfy hat for a crisp Autumn day.
One more thing, why can't we here in the U.S. wear those awesome hats they do in the U.K.??? If you watched the royal wedding you know what i mean. I wish it was a common thing here. Hmmm, maybe I'll have to hit up the Kentucky Derby one day. I think that's the only day in the states that woman get away with wearing those HUGE hats.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This is just so cute for a children's play room or bedroom. I love this idea and I may just have to sneak it into my apartment somewhere.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I am a true American. I love my country and I think what happened on September 11th 2001 was a horrific even that took place in our country. I was 16 when it happened and until that moment, was able to grow up knowing nothing about war, and extremists. It makes me sad to think there are young adults in this world who have never lived a life where terrorism did not exist in our vocabulary. But, I will say that I am not one to lie down and believe everything that has been told the public about what happened that day. Am I a conspiracy theorist? No. But, I have every right as an American to want to know the truth about what happened on my home's soil. All it boils down too though, is that for no matter what reason....I pray that all those innocent people did not die in vain. And no one will forget that day.
Okay then...onto the video for today:
Warning: this video does drop the F bomb....but it's hysterical LOL.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I grew up loving those little dots on paper strips. Funny how I seem to be in love with cakes lately (I had a picture of one last week on pinTerest Tuesday). This would be such a fun wedding shower cake with some kind of a candy theme. Maybe "Love is Sweet"?
This looks like such a fun project. It's simple and would not be messy. Also, it would be great for kids. I have a large glass vase so maybe I'll do this for fall. Hmmm what colors? Pink and gold would be really pretty.
So, like many other girls, I'm a sucker for a great quote. In high school, one of my bedroom walls was nothing but quotes and song lyrics. I just believe that some words, put together just right, can create an emotion. And that is such a beautiful thing. I'd never heard this quote before and I was surprised that Bob Marley said it....only because I know a decent amount of Bob quotes....just not this one. I loved it so much because it reminds me that everyone is human. Something we should never forget....even if it has to do with that guy that could never do anything right lol.