Friday, February 25, 2011

This weekend is crazy, and I'm procrastinating.

So tonight I'm supposed to be trying to work on a 5-7 page paper based on a fairy tale from this book:



And compare it to two picture book versions of the same story:




And write 5-7 pages arguing the differences. I obviously chose "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen.

And naturally, I'm procrastinating.


On my phone. Smart phones do not help procrastination habits.


Now: on to some current obsessions of mine!

A couple of weeks ago I tried my first ever smokey eye. I used a silver shadow and a dark plum shadow from a Lancome quad my grandma bought me. I combined that with black liquid liner (Line Stiletto) on my top lid and my favorite mascara (Lash Stiletto).


And here's a close up of my masterpiece, I'm obsessed now!



And another.



The next thing I'm loving lately is my SkullCandy headphones, they are so comfy, and I am loving the color!




My last current obsession is my Coconut body spray from my friend Kiara! It smells delicious and reminds me of summer!




Lastly, I wanted to share the books I'm currently reading.




I've been reading Eat, Pray, Love for the past few weeks and I'm on the Love section of the book, I'm having a really hard time finishing that part of it. So I've moved on to the next book I checked out (One out of many, including the Scott Pilgrim series.)




The Last Song! Which as much as I hated the movie (due to Miley and her nonexistent acting skills.) The story was always amazing. I am loving the book so far, I've been reading it for 2 days and I'm already halfway done.


Last random rant to further my procrastination?

I miss my pre haircut, pre dye job hair. =(



How is your weekend going?

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Random Ramblings, but stick with me!

Sorry about the heaviness of that last post. I felt like I couldn't write this one unless I let that one out. I couldn't fully commit to putting on a happy face unless I let my sadness and disbelief out first.

I want to address some random things in this post. Beginning with my "Inspirations" post that I keep saying is coming, and it is. So here's a little peek:



Next, I want you to know that I mean to blog. I really do, but things are getting in the way lately, my work, job, and laziness mostly. I will be back in full swing ASAP.

Also, as much as I love my current readers, I would love to have some more! I'm thinking of doing some kind of giveaway, but I'm not sure what I would give away, so if any of you have any ideas, please let me know! Also, if you have any tips or tricks for promoting your blog let me know!

I am trying very hard to get my roommates to do a guest blog for me, but there is so much going on in each of their lives at the moments, you'll have to understand the reasons why they can't do it right now. Hopefully some time in the not so distant future, they'll contribute their thoughts and stories in one manner or another on here!

In other unrelated news, as of this time in 7 days, I will be en route to San Diego for Spring Break! WOOT! I'm beyond excited for 70 + degree weather and sunshine! Skirts, dresses, shorts, and beaches =)

Leave me some comments! I miss getting them! Also feel free to find me on Tumblr, Facebook, or Twitter!


Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Un-understandable

I just don't understand how you can be married to someone for 3 whole years, and then on the day of their birthday, announce your decision to file for divorce.

A normal person wouldn't do that.

It's extremely vindictive.

It disregards that the other person has feelings.

It disregards all the things they've done for you and all the things you've put them through.

It's not okay, and it's unforgivable.

It is un-understandable how my sister in law told my oldest brother today, on his 26th birthday that she is divorcing him for no reason at all (although we all suspect she has been cheating on him.)

We hate what he is going through. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, I would be eternally thankful because he really needs it right now. I know that God is doing this for a reason, and that the outcome will eventually be good, but he really needs all the love and support I and my other family members can give him right now.

Thanks for letting me rant. (Even though you have no choice.)


PS- I know un-understandable is not really a word. I was using it for my own personal purposes.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Am I really still awake?

Yes, yes I am.

You see, Sunday night, since it was a long weekend, we decided to go out, and try this 19+ club out. Suffice it to say that it was interesting but we left quickly, and watched Going The Distance here in our room, and stayed up 'til 3 AM watching that, so I slept until 1 PM yesterday. So I decided, why not stay up all night tonight (correction, last night) to get my sleep cycle back on track? So I did.

What did I do? Oh, nothing productive at all. I've been laying in bed, and I've watched Dinner For Schmucks, The Other Guys, Grown Ups, and now I'm watching Despicable Me, all movies that I've seen before. Because, well, why not? And I watched the sun rise over the city for the first time ever. It was glorious. Oh the things you see before 9 AM.

I have class in approximately 3 hours, so let's hope Despicable Me is over by that time LOL. Starting tonight, our dorm room will become a hotel for roughly the next week and a half. Today, my roommate Chelsea's sister Britney is coming for two nights, then we are hosting a potential student overnight on Thursday, Friday Chelsea's friend Jill comes, she leaves Sunday, and Monday our friend Kaiya comes for a while. Then Thursday afternoon I'm jetting off to San Diego for ten days of Spring Break!

During that amount of time, I have a Poli Sci Midterm, 2 Lit papers, numerous fairy tales and children's books to read, I have to finish Eat Pray Love because it's due at the library at the end of this week, along with The Last Song, which I guess I should have been reading tonight instead of watching movies. Whoops. I will be needing the break so much by the time it finally comes. I'm hoping that my first weekend there Ethan will be able to come down from his MOS school for the weekend and that my brothers, my sister in law, and friends, will be able to go play laser tag or go bowling or something. It would be lots of fun.

On another note, as you've probably noticed if you read this blog, there was a big to-do about Justin Bieber getting his hair cut. In other Bieber News: I saw Never Say Never 3D this weekend, a movie review is coming soon, although I may wait until I see the Director's Fan Cut this weekend! Also, Born to be Somebody is now my new favorite Bieber tune. Good thing he came out with new stuff, because I was hungry for more, and I was beginning to get tired of listening to his old stuff over and over again.

In yet more celebrity/music related news: I'm going to see Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae on May 7th! YAY! I'm so excited since it's only $35 and I missed his show here last time due to it being sold out and me not knowing in advance. So I'm super hyped for that.

Alright, I'm off to read a bit while semi-watching Despicable Me, and getting ready for class... wish me luck! (With what I honestly have no clue.)

Confession of a College Student: This was a rambly post and for some reason I feel like I needed to do it. I'm way off track with posting and keeping with my New Years Resolutions for this blog, but I'm still adjusting to life back here and all the work. Maybe over Spring Break things will get back on track, let's hope so. College is crazy and hectic. Wish me luck with that.... yeah, I think that's what I meant when I first said wish me luck. lol. Good morning world!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Monday, February 21, 2011

BREAKING NEWS!

Justin Bieber got his hair cut.



And I, for one, really like it.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Always the small things...

Winter is starting to peel away here in Boston, which is a huge miracle. I don't remember the last time it was 62 degrees in Boston on February 17. And since winter is starting to lift, so is the depression that winter brings for me. I have a feeling that it's also the fact that dance class is going so well and that there's only 13 days left until I go to California again.

It's always the small things that make you smile, or so I've learned.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Always the small things...

Winter is starting to peel away here in Boston, which is a huge miracle. I don't remember the last time it was 62 degrees in Boston on February 17. And since winter is starting to lift, so is the depression that winter brings for me. I have a feeling that it's also the fact that dance class is going so well and that there's only 13 days left until I go to California again.

It's always the small things that make you smile, or so I've learned.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Summery Vibes

Enjoy this Polyvore creation of mine and the summery vibe it brings! And check out Polyvore if you want to try doing some stuff like this, it's really easy to use and so much fun!



Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Love Day! Mine was rather uneventful although I will admit I have quite a few "Valentine's" of my own including friends, my little sister, my "wife" (SHOUT OUT TO MY WIFEY! hehe) and a couple of the little girls at work today. I feel very loved. On top of that it was a beautiful day outside with a rip roaring temperature of 48 degrees and sunshine! I officially can't wait for spring to really come!

How was your Valentine's Day?

And to make you all feel loved, and share some beautiful music, here's a "Love Day" inspired Musical Monday with songs that have been and probably always will be favorite love songs of mine =) Enjoy!

Up by Justin Bieber


Nothin' on You by B.o.B and Bruno Mars


No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown


Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars


If You Stay by Joseph Vincent


& lastly a classic: Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney


I hope you got to spend Love Day with someone (s) special and that you feel loved. I love all my beautiful readers for coming back often enough to read and make me smile! Thank you all!

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

To Infinity and Beyond.

Disclaimer: I was originally going to title this post "Beyond" but it seemed like there wasn't enough, and Toy Story came to mind, so there you have it. It has nothing to do with what I'm blogging about... well the "To Infinity and" part anyway.

So today, I am beyond. Beyond excited. Beyond thrilled. Beyond hopeful. Beyond driven. Beyond motivated. Beyond belief.

I am beyond belief that my grandparents said that I could use my emergency credit card to buy my spring break plane tickets. It was totally unexpected, unbelievable, and amazing. Originally I had asked my grandma to pay for them for the time being and I would pay her back over time, but my grandpa came out of left field and said he would allow me to use my card, and I didn't necessarily have to pay it back. Of course, I plan to. But that's beside the point.

So my "problem" was solved, and long story short, I now feel more excited and rejuvenated than ever. I am looking forward to hopping on a plane in 19 days and heading to my second home. I am beyond. Beyond Joyful. Beyond thankful. And Beyond Happy. I'm going to infinity and beyond! Or, you know, just going to San Diego. Yeah, that sounds good too. =)




Confessions of a College Student: I stress and freak out way too much. Lesson learned. God has plans for me, regardless of whether I know what they are or not, and he does have my best interests in mind. I am thankful for that, and thankful that he gave me amazing grandparents who can provide me with both what I need and what I desire. I am thankful that I get to go to my second home and bask in the sunshine that I have been longing for. I am very thankful and words cannot express my happiness.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness! =)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just wanted to remind you...

that I have a Tumblr page available and that you should check that for the most recent updates from me. It's a lot easier to get things posted there from my iPhone when I'm out and about, and is much more user friendly than Blogger for short, random thoughts, photos, videos, etc.

If you have a Tumblr page too, be sure to follow me and I'll follow you right back! =)


Peace, ♥ , and happiness!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sometimes you think you have things all planned out.

And then you realize that God has something else in mind (well in my case, in yours it may be whatever higher power or karmic force you believe in.)

Not all that much backstory is needed for this one... hahaha (I'm hysterically laughing over here because we all know that this is me, and there is always a backstory for everything regardless of whether or not one is at all necessary.)

When I left San Diego this summer, I started making plans to head back there for E's boot camp graduation in December. Due to finals and other exams, this couldn't happen, and I had this figured out about halfway through September. As soon as I found this out, I started making plans to head back in January for Winter Break to visit, but that soon fizzled out as well. Right after that, I started making plans to go for Spring Break with 2 of my friends.

Recently they both bailed due to a lack of funds, and I invited my grandmother and her friend to join me (you should know I love my grandma very much and we're like best friends. Her friend is a riot and we would have had a great time,) as this would be the next best thing. In addition to wanting her company, I had figured she would pay for my plane tickets as well, since we would be booking together. I had pretty much banked on her coming with me, and spent my money as if I didn't really need to save it for anything.

Yesterday I called my grandma to see if she was set on going still or if she had changed her mind, as Spring Break is only about a month away and we needed to get rolling on booking flights. She then tells me that neither she nor her friend are coming. This is firstly because her friend didn't want to take a full week off work, which I understand. So then I asked why she didn't just come with me, and her response was that she didn't want to go alone with me. (Why, you may ask, and to that my answer would be, I have no idea.) She said that instead, in April, the two of them are taking a long weekend to Bermuda. Yay for me, I get dissed, and gloated on in the same sentence.

So now, I have no funds for said trip. There is no more trip as far as I'm concerned. My sister in law is trying not to make a big deal out of it (because she says I'll be there this summer, which is true...), but in all honesty I was really needing this trip. I really need the sunshine and warm weather to make it through until May, otherwise I feel like I'm going to explode inside. I need this little hiatus. I need a moment to breathe in that fresh California sunshine and feel the warmth on my skin one more time before I bury myself in more work. I miss it.


[A photo I took in Pacific Beach on my last day in SD this summer]

I'm going to lose it. There's only one way I can make this trip happen, and that's if I borrow the money from my grandma until I get my first paycheck from work. I'm hoping she'll agree to that, otherwise there's no way I can do this. I'll just have to tough it out, and continue being miserable in the cold and snow.

Confession of a College Student: This post served no point other than to erase boredom that's still there, complain, whine, drown in self-pity, and be uninteresting. I don't blame you if you didn't read it.

Peace, ♥ , and happiness!