Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bummed.

that I didn't know about it sooner.

that I didn't take the opportunity months ago when it was released.

Bummed.

That tonight, down the street, there is a sold out Bruno Mars concert where the tickets were only $20 and I just found out a week ago. Sold out. Humph...


Monday, November 29, 2010

Welcome To My World. (On a Musical Monday)



"What's up Boston? Welcome to My World. We're gonna have a lot of fun tonight! I'm not gonna lie to you, 'cuz I never lie to my fans... I ate spaghetti before I performed, and I have a really big cramp, so I'm just gonna take a little break. You guys ever, uh, well you know I'm a regular person and I get cramps just like everybody else so..."

This is how it started. And it was a great beginning!

Well... I guess you could say that's stretching the truth a bit. Before Justin took the stage, three other acts performed. Burnham, Jasmine V (who is gorgeous and can sing!!!!) , and Sean Kingston. All were pretty awesome! And let's not minimize the reason we went in the first place...




And he was amazing.

We had floor seats, row 13, really really close to the stage. So close we could make out his face perfectly from our seats, (I'm nearsighted and didn't even need my glasses to see him clearly!) =)

He opened with Love Me, Bigger, U Smile, Runaway Love, Never Let You Go, Favorite Girl, and then One Less Lonely Girl and brought a girl up on stage who was literally in tears. He grabbed her face and mouthed, "Don't cry!" It was adorable.

During a costume change they played a video of a young Justin, Justin through the years, and played "Stuck in the Moment" through the video, it was so cute!

After the costume change it was Somebody to Love, showed us his Never Say Never Trailer, Never Say Never, then he got in a "hot air ballooon" and sang Up, That Should Be Me, danced for us a little bit, played the drums, and went backstage for another costume change while his background singers sang for us. Then he came back and sang One Time, Eenie Meenie with Sean Kingston, Down to Earth, and tried to trick us into thinking that the show was over. He even left the stage!

When he came back, he did the dougie, talked a little bit, tried to figure out what song we wanted to hear, he started Somebody to Love again, but eventually realized he hadn't done Baby! lol. One of his dancers was wearing a Celtics jersey because we were in the sacred TD Garden the place the Celtics call home, and he was from Boston originally. Justin even conceded that even though he's a Lakers fan, he respects the Celtics as a team. And that was about it. Minus the fact that we got lied to a couple times by people telling us he was going to greet fans after and we stood in the cold and rain to wait. But we did meet Burnham, even though we had no idea who they were... so all in all, an amazing night.

Enjoy the pics and video below and if you want to see more from the concert, click here to see more video!



Someone's excited!




"Up"




"Favorite Girl"


Lookin' our Bieber-est without lookin' like guys!



Although it's super blurry I had to post this one because it's the only pic I can credit to my skills. My camera does not have the capacity to snap a good photo while I jump, like Brett's. Also, this was my favorite of his dance moves!
"Runaway Love"



Happy Musical Monday, hope you enjoyed, if indeed you made it to the end!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

You Might Just Love...

The next post I'm working on. Which will count as tomorrow's "Musical Monday." And the next few posts I'm working on. I'm pretty sure you'll love those too! Until then...

Peace, ♥ , and Happiness! =)


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thankful.

Family

Friends


Food

House

School

Money

Life

Music

Dance


Art

Theater


Movies

Colors

Weather


...and this.




It may not be Thanksgiving anymore, but I'm still thankful.

There's A Very Real Possibility...

That people don't know what they're talking about more often than not. Like a certain one of my friends who made a promise to herself and God that she really didn't intend to keep... which made it all seem like a huge joke. And then getting involved with a kid who was on his way to boot camp, and was supposed to go (according to her) like 2.5 months ago, but still hasn't left. Sorry, but the Marine Corps doesn't work that way... it just doesn't. She seems to think that she knows everything about the Marines when in actuality she knows nothing. It's stupid because she's been exposed to the life of a poolee (what recruits are referred to before they go to boot camp) for three months and she thinks she knows it all. For me, I've been in the life of a real, full blown Marine (no wait, multiple Marines, at least a dozen or more...) for upwards of 6 years and I still know that I don't know jack when it comes to the United States Marine Corps. She also calls herself a "Marine's Girl" when in fact, he will not be a Marine until the day he walks across the parade deck in his dress blues, which won't be until 3 months after he actually leaves for boot camp. As if that's not enough to make someone like me mad, she goes on. Next, she takes a photo from my sister in law's facebook page and uses it on her blog to say:

A) That my brother is her family friend.

B) That he was deployed for 6 months.

C) That she was very emotional about their reunion.

All of those things are huge lies. Firstly, she's never met him, in fact I find it odd that since he's her "family friend" she's not his facebook friend, but instead is his wife's facebook friend. Second, he was deployed for 3.5 months, not six. Third, she didn't even know he was gone until a couple of weeks after he got back because she never talks to me, therefore she couldn't have been emotional when he got back.

I'm not sure why it's upsetting me so much, but I needed to vent.

I just don't get people these days. You can't win. People are going to be stupid.

Confession of a College Student: Sometimes you're going to be super super super annoyed with your "friends" and their know it all attitudes. You have to cope. I'm learning to. I don't know why I'm letting it bother me, but I'm learning to let go. People are stupid. I am smarter than her in this sense. I just have to let her be stupid.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hello From The Bus Station...

I'm so ready to be on the bus home. I stayed up all night for the first time ever. Watching weeds. Yup. Good times. In case I don't get to post tomorrow (which is likely considering I forgot my laptop charger at school...) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sometimes...

I wanna go home. Like tonight. While my roommates K + C pack to head home tomorrow morning and afternoon respectively, I sit here doing work and dreading the fact that I can't leave until Wednesday morning, because I work tomorrow night. What's more is that my bus leaves at 8 AM which means that to be cautious and ensure a seat on the bus I need to leave my dorm at 5:30 AM. Yay... Getting up on time is not my strong suit. I am excited to go home though, I will admit, I just wish I could be on the 6 PM bus tomorrow.... =(

Confession of a College Student: Sometimes all you really want is to go home when everyone else can. Sometimes that can't happen. Sometimes you just have to live with what is and what will be and accept what comes. Other times you need to change your circumstances for the better. More often than not you just need to be a grown up and face reality. That's where I'm at.


Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Musical Monday

Here we are, Musical Monday again. These song speak for themselves. No words necessary. Only 4 this week. Here we go:









Happy Monday!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"I Close My Eyes and I Can See A Better Day, I Close My Eyes and I Pray."

I think my Bieber Fever has hit an all time high. And while I realize that Justin Bieber is not the most worthy of a serious blog post, his new song is.

Best part of the AMA's tonight?




His performance. Of his new song. Pray.

Lyrics below, song to follow tomorrow on "Musical Monday" along with other heartfelt songs (and this time I made the post ahead of time so all I have to do is click post tomorrow.)

Confession of a College Student: Sometimes you spend more time looking at pictures of a 16 year old boy and listening to his music and feeling like a creep and a little kid than you should, but know it's okay to be immature in this sense. As long as you're happy, who cares what others think? Inspiration is key. Justin Bieber is my inspiration.

Ohh Ohh
I just cant sleep tonight. Knowing that things aint right.
Its in the papers, its on the tv, its everywhere that I go.
Children are crying.
Soldiers are dying
Some people don't have a home
But I know there's sunshine behind that rain
I know there's good times behind that pain, hey
Can you tell me how I can make a change
I close my eyes and I can see a better day
I close my eyes and pray
I close my eyes I can see a better day
I close my eyes and pray

I lose my appetite, knowing kids starve tonight.
And when I sit up, cause my dinner is still there on my plate.
Ooo I got a vision, to make a difference.
And its starting today.

Cause I know there's sunshine behind that rain
I know there's good times behind that pain, hey
Can you tell me how I can make a change
I close my eyes I can see a better day
I close my eyes and pray
I close my eyes I can see a better day


I close my eyes and pray
for the broken-hearted.
I pray for the life not started
I pray for all the ones not breathing.
I pray for all the souls in need.
I pray. Can you give you give em one today.
I just cant sleep tonight. Can someone tell how to make a change?

I close my eyes I can see a better day
I close my eyes and pray
I close my eyes I can see a better day
I close my eyes and pray


Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Do You Do What You Did When You Did With Me?

I missed a blog post yesterday =( But in my defense, I was spending my friend B's last day with her here before she left at 5:30 AM today. I miss her already. Except, you know... the messy part... hehe.

I slept until almost noon today. I needed it. My roommate C is home for the weekend so K and I are chillin' together.

I bought an unnecessary amount of Justin Bieber notebooks at Staples. In my defense, they were only $0.50 each.

I saw Ethan on video yesterday. I cried. I miss my partner in crime SO MUCH! I can't wait! I get to talk to him on the phone in less than 2 weeks, and I get to see him in less than 3 weeks!

I found a new iPhone case I want. It's purple. That has nothing to do with Justin Bieber. I promise. Or maybe it does...

Speaking of JBeebs, I found a poster I want. I'm 19, yes. Ashamed of my Bieber Fever? Never. And contrary to the spirit of JBeebs himself... sometimes I don't "Never Say Never" especially when defending my Bieber Fever. In fact, I just ordered the poster. It's almost 2' x 5' really big.

I also just ordered the iPhone case. I'm bad.

A concert post is coming soon, once I sort through all the stuff on my computer and figure out which photos and videos I want to post/ upload some of them to YouTube.

I'll stop wasting your time now, see you soon! =)

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Feel Like Letting Go" -- Stream of Conciousness

Tuesday night's concert has me falling back in love with Sean Kingston, and Justin Bieber. Both in big ways.

My friend is still here until Saturday, and before then I might go insane. ME= organized with an OCD like passion. Her= leave things wherever.

Life is getting back to where it was pre-almost-meltdown 2 weeks ago.

6 days 'til I see my family.

2 weeks 'til Ethan graduates.

I got a letter from him today. He sounds good. I'm sending off 3 letters tomorrow so that he has ones to read during the crucible. Should be good.

Gotta write a poem to "Mother Earth" (what a crock!) in Spanish due tomorrow, no less than 21 verses WITH a title.

I don't want to go to classes tomorrow. I wanna be lazy.

I don't wanna get up at 4am to go to the airport with B on Saturday.

We must do what we don't want to. That stinks.

That's all for now!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness =)!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Be jealous...

A real concert post is sure to come... so be ready. But for now, before class, this is my present to you.



Yes. He really was that close.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Day is Here At Last...

My friend is landing tonight at 9:30 PM EST! I am so excited! And tomorrow we are going to see Justin Bieber!!!!!!!! AHHHHH! The day is here at last! I thought it would never come but here it is indeed! =) I am beyond excited, thrilled, etc. I will share with you all soon! Until then I will enjoy the rest of my busy day and my visit with my friend!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bill Bryson...

Doesn't know how to write so that a book flows.

Is not a scientist, and therefore should not be publishing scientific books.

Doesn't write coherently.

Makes his chapters too long and wordy.

Is sure to be my academic demise.


Friday, November 12, 2010

I Am...

Many things. But alas, tonight I am an insomniac. Sweet dreams are not coming so sweetly... As I listen to my happy Owl City and lay here typing this from my phone... I close my eyes and all I see is black. Nothingness. What am I supposed to see? Black. Nothingness, of course. But sleep will not come. Why? I don't know. I bet you don't either. I'm not usually the betting type but I'm fairly sure I would win that one. This is my brain. This is my brain on drugs. Just kidding , this is my brain at 2 AM. I bet you're wishing I would stop typing or that you could stop reading... But you can't because you're wondering if I plan on saying anything if importance here. I assure you, I can't say. I'm dead tired. I can't sleep. Brett comes in 3 days. Ethan graduates in 3 weeks. Funny how that works huh? Not really but I thought it was. I hope this is helping me to fall asleep but I don't really think it is. What else is new? I am envious. I want to dance. I wish we had a dance crew/team here. We don't. I might have found a way to dance still. I appreciate spell check on my phone. I've typed Yo like 7527738 times since I started this and then had to change it to to. I promise I might make a valid point eventually.



I STILL MISS SoCal.

I'm gonna try to go to sleep now... Wish me luck? Didn't think you would.

G'night John boy.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day..

is definitely a day to be thankful for those around us who have served. But it's also a day to be thankful for others. Like the following people that I am thankful for today not only because they may have served, but because they continue to serve daily. Thank you so much to my brothers Joshua, Benjamin, Jesse, Ethan, my cousins Joel, Corey, my brother's girlfriend Nancy, my brother's friends Thomas, Corey, Jess, TJ, Luke, Doyle, and all the other countless servicemen and women who keep our country free!




Ethan and I




Joshua



Jesse



Benjamin

I love my Marines so much!

Until later,

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

Fail.

I ran around all day.

I just finished watching a movie and sat down at my computer to realize I have not yet blogged. I am counting this as Wednesday's post because I failed.

The end.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today Is A New Day...

And it was much better than yesterday. It started off with a good morning phone call from my Grandma, a good morning text from a close friend, and the discovery that both Charlie St. Cloud and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World are on DVD today! Then at work the kids were SO cute today I just couldn't resist smiling, and talking to my friends helps me through the hard times. Lastly, my friend and I went to the Berklee Singer's Night, which was awesome!

I'm in love with these photos. Taken by my mom's point and shoot camera. They look professional. I love them...









I miss these kids and can't wait to see them in 2 weeks.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

PS- hop on over to my Tumblr page and tell me what you think!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Not Quite There Yet...

While I don't have a Musical Monday for you today, I do have a few things to share.

For starters, I settled on a name for my Tumblr... "Reaching for the Stars" and you can find it here if you wish to view it. I feel like it defines my goals for life.

Now, onto something slightly depressing, so if you don't feel like reading something kind of sad and discouraging, feel free not to read on. It's going to be a real confession of a college student.

Today I really felt like giving up. Dropping out. Moving home. Getting a job. And not finishing college. That's the first time I ever felt like that. I'm being 100% serious. I felt like I was done, I didn't get why I was here, why I put so much in to get so little out in the here and now. I couldn't understand why I was here, being so unhappy, working so hard to be so unhappy. I thought about how in 3 weeks, my parents and siblings will be flying to California to see E graduate from boot camp and how I can't go because I'm here, unhappy. I want to be in California, but the schools there are just not up to par for Education programs, so it's really better that I stay here for my 5 years and complete the program here, but I don't want to. I love my school. It is for me. I love Boston. It is also the place for me. But unfortunately I love San Diego more, and I am sure that there is somewhere out there that is better for me. I am looking. I want to be there more than anything in the world. But that may not be in God's plan for me and for now I'm just going to have to roll with the punches and work with what I've been given. I'm looking at different universities to see if they have undergraduate programs for Education majors like myself. Unfortunately now, it looks as if there really aren't any.

I'm torn apart and confused, but I just had a long chat with the best roommates in the world, and they've convinced me to follow my heart. Should I find a place that seems to be a good fit for me, I'm going to apply. I hope to keep you all informed along my journey to see where it leads me. I'm not quite there yet.

Confession of a College Student: Sometimes the work is overwhelming, you're unhappy, and you just want to be somewhere else. It's a learning experience, and not just in the academic sense. You just have to go with the flow and work to make sure the number one thing is taken care of. You.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Lazy Sunday? And Other Random Thoughts...

I would hardly say that today was a lazy Sunday in the grand scheme of things. I had piles of homework (more or less) and a meeting to attend, as well as recovery from a stressful yet super fun evening last night. In addition, it is FREEZING here in Beantown, and already dark at 5:30 pm. I don't know that I'm ready for months and months of winter just yet.

In other news, Charlie St. Cloud comes out on DVD Tuesday! I love that movie! And Zac Efron of course...




Ever so delicious.

In other random thinking... I don't believe I have shared my complete hatred and disdain for Miley Cyrus with you all just yet. And clearly, it is time to share!

So it wasn't too bad, back in the day... when Miley was on Hannah and Hannah was a cute show! I'm not gonna lie, it was like every other Disney show to me, and I liked it. Then as time went on Miley got a little out of control. She was dressing a little more edgy, something that people older than her should be wearing, etc. I do respect that she had the guts to wear all black at times, and be somewhat daring with her fashion choices, but now the problem has gotten worse, and she takes it too far. She is only seventeen and she wears things that I would not even consider at nineteen. It's disgusting, classless, and whore-like. I'm very sorry I have to use that word, but it's the truth. How do you want to be seen? As an adult? Well that is exactly the opposite of the way you are being viewed! I don't understand why girls (specifically) our age (or my age... age group... you get the picture) feel the need to act like they are older than they are, but more than that why they feel as though they need to break the rules to look more adult... as seen in the picture below.




YES. That is a beer in seventeen year old DISNEY PRINCESS Miley Cyrus' hand. I know that seventeen year olds all across the country drink day in and day out, but it would appear in this photo that Miley is in a public place. I also feel the need to mention that she is a role model for young girls in her Disney fan base, little girls like my eight year old sister. And she is always in the public eye. I just don't understand how she could forget about her fans and her profession. I never have and never will buy any of Miley's music or movies. I just don't understand her need to validate herself through acting like an immature idiot. She obviously has a lot of insecurities. And yet another thing is that her parents profess to be Christians and yet they are letting this happen. I could go on forever talking about this, but I won't.

In other news... I've had a Tumblr account for about a year now, and haven't really done much with it, but I recently made it over and am using it as a shorthand blog and a place to post pictures, quotes, and inspirations. I still however, need a name for it, so if you have any creative ideas at all, leave your suggestions in the comments!

That's all for now. I'll be sure to check back in tomorrow and say hello!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

And here she is...

My first Fashionable Friday in a very long time. It has been too long indeed. And even though in all technicality it is Saturday, you'll have to bear with me and treat this as though it is Friday.

So this time, I'm starting with shoes I love. I love shoes. Shoes of all kinds. I'm not very graceful in high heels, but they are so much fun to look at and try on anyway!

I'm starting you off with a pair of heels from Charlotte Russe (all images taken from the website where you can buy the product.)



I love the color, and as tall as they are, platforms make the shoe more comfortable and easier to walk in.

Next is a pair of flats, also found at Charlotte Russe.




I love the embellished detail, and the color. =) And flats are always a comfortable, fashionable alternative to heels!

Coming up are more heels, again from Charlotte Russe, a pair that are probably painful, but so cute!



I love the bow!

And lastly for shoes, we have yet another pair from Charlotte Russe!



I love the bandage part and the sequins down the front!

Moving on, I wanted to share a dress I really loved from Charlotte Russe also.



I really enjoy the sparkles and the purple together!

Next, a favorite standard of mine! Destroyed jeans! =)




Again, from Charlotte Russe, and they go with anything! Dress 'em up, dress 'em down!

Scarves, what woman cannot live without them? Here are two of my current likes, from Charlotte Russe and Old Navy respectively.






Moving on to handbags, I found a wallet at Forever 21 that I really enjoy!


It really reminds me of these three classic Chanel bags that never go out of style!





I really also like this skirt from Forever 21, and I LOVE how daring it is!




And last but not least, a cute necklace... with the Eiffel tower (so precious!) from Forever 21!




And there my friends, is your fashionable Friday!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!