Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas came early..

This week my mom, brothers and I were looking around our storage unit trying to get things situated and I found some things that I have been looking for for EVER!!

I found my Harry Potter books, I sadly am missing maybe two or three of the books because I'm a poor college student. But the fact that I found these and will soon have the rest of the books. I've already started re-reading The Sorcerer's Stone and it's just as amazing as I remember it, even if the movies may have spoiled me.

But yeah, that's how my day has gone. It has definitely brightened my slightly gloomy break, but as long as I get my homework done I'll be okay for school next week.


Friday, November 18, 2011

In which I bitch about Twilight.

I think he likes her, or ya know wants to eat her.

So I was one of the minorities of my school last night, because ya know the new Twilight movie Breaking Dawn came out. I am happy to say that I have only been to maybe two of those premieres and I intend to keep it that way.
 This post is going to be kind of my like my fellow Blogging friend Lex's and her total disdain and absolute loathing  for Twilight.

My reasons are pretty much the same as hers but I recently turned on the television earlier and Twilight was on, after having not watched the movie in awhile I attempted to try and watch it and that didn't go so well I talked to one of my boyfriend's roommate's girlfriend's about the whole mess of the movie and threw   the metaphorical tomatoes at it. That was pretty great!

I'm not going to lie, when I was a little younger I read them all because lets face it, a love story is always a good story. Especially after a breakup, so I did the next best thing and fell in love with a fictional character. But then I started reading more into it and realizing what a travesty it was.

Taken from my Facebook.

My favorite part of the Twilight movies is when Bella almost dies, then needs to be saved by ALL the men in her life. Clearly Stephanie Meyer thinks that women of this day and age are helpless, fragile beings all the way through adulthood. No, that ends.
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 Those are just my thoughts

Monday, November 14, 2011

Leaving the bubble, lots of good news,and a new addiction.

Well ladies & gents, this is my 200th post (!!)and I think this may be a good one, hopefully, my brain has kind of felt like it's been on the near verge of pouring out of my ears for the past two weeks.

This week begins the countdown until semester break and you can tell from everyone's appearances and general lack of upkeep that they are beyond ready for the semester to be over and for a recharge and massive onslaught of some home cooked meals. Plus Thanksgiving is coming up so there's no doubt that when we come back we are all going to be fat, happy and semi catatonic,  and just in time for finals too!

The hardest part of leaving school for me will be losing my routine for a week and having to try to do homework and trying to visit old friends while I'm in town and probably playing driver for my little brothers if my mom is busy, woop de freakin do. I think I applied to college get away from all of that but I think that the week my go by fast enough that it won't be such a big deal. Not as big as a deal as say Winter break, that may drive my up a wall. I love my family, don't get me wrong but family should only be dealt with in small doses from time to time. I don't want to leave my bubble, I like it here and I was just starting to get settled.

Sorry I've been MIA lately there's been a LOT of stuff going on lately, I moved out of my room and into a new one, started to get the ball rolling on classes for next semester, and heavily procrastinating on some school work but I always manage to get that done in time. Note to self: break that habit, it's bad for you! I have had some pretty awesome moments here and there lately; I tried an espresso filled drink the other day and LOVED it, though like alcohol there should be something in one's stomach before consuming a medium caramel machiato before class. Shit gets real. I was kind of invited by one of my professor's to join yearbook next semester, while at the same time the editor from the newspaper tried to recruit me. Suffice to say, tomorrow when I register for classes I'm picking yearbook. Next semester I was offered a spot on a panel for a book review for The Emperor of All Maladies, and I'm pretty excited about that.  The icing to that cake is that I've declared my majors, yes that's plural, because I'm a badass or a masochist, you choose.  I'm majoring in Covergent Media and PR and I'm pretty freaking ecstatic  about that too because one of the coolest  and most beloved professors in the English department is teaching a good percent of my classes. Hell to the yeah.

A little bit of intelligence from a comment from posts past regarding college life, "A small list of things I've learned in college...outside the classroom. 1.) I truly hate people who are always in a hurry. The ones that do absolutely everything twice as fast as necessary and even talk so fast that you can't believe they just said something, let alone comprehend it. So then you're sitting there, 3 seconds or so, trying to piece the jabber together, and they do the sigh. The "seriously, didn't you hear me?" sigh. I know this from working in food service, where all people care about is getting their damn food. 2.) Bikes are no longer lame; they're quite essential, and if you don't have a bicycle (like me) then you are slightly jealous of those who do. However-one person tandem bikes are ridiculous. 3.) Some people act so stupidly that you seriously question whether or not they really should be in college. For example: I'm serving cake. There is a nice little sign that tells people that it is "Winston White Cake." Upon reading this sign, studying it, they ask me, "What does that mean?" and "what is that?" IT IS FUCKING WHITE CAKE. I had three different people ask me this. 4.) Professors are not scary and mean (well, usually). In fact: you might see them at some big public function, and they say "Hello!" and then proceed to introduce you to other professors. 5.) Quarters are no longer just pop money; they are the tickets to cleanliness. 6.) When you have to sprint and dodge sprinklers to get to where you're going, it's like you're in a video game!! And last of all, and probably the most important: the old cliché that everything happens for a reason. My reason: the most unhappy thing might happen to you, only to make you the happiest person in the world."

So yeah, there's that. How have you lovely people been?? I've missed you all, even if my web presence as of late says different.

Oh yeah, my dear friend in one of my classes has turned me onto something. In my usual fashion I missed the trend bus, but now I have a Pinterest,  so ya know, feel free to add me

Okay, time to stop procrastinating, and start hashing out a rough draft that's due on Thursday!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Forever Young, a rant.

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.  ~Nikita Ivanovich Panin

It seems that every time I log on to Facebook these days one of my friend's is getting engaged or is prego, and I really want to shake them and tell them to stop being so crazy, but after careful deliberation I decided against that. Especially for my prego friends. But most of my friend's that are taking these giant leaps into life range in ages from 17 to 23 or so. Yes, there are some that exceptions because some of my friend's are married and are ready for the next step, but seriously the ones that are barely legal should keep in it their pants and focus on other things, like school, work, staying off the pipe and the pole and keeping their dreams in sight and within arms reach. I just wish that kids these days would stop and think things like this through because it sucks to see them when and if they don't succeed, yes some do, but divorce rates are steep these days and the economy is worse. However, I can understand if a couple has been together for awhile and they have the intention to get married and have kids one day, but time isn't always against us, we just think it is. Don't get me wrong I'm happy for them, and I'm definitely not jealous of them but it's all just hard to comprehend and it's sometimes a little pressuring on me because pretty soon my mom will be asking me, "hey Nicole, when is so-and-so going to put a ring on it and make me a grandma?" and that day I'm not really looking forward to AT ALL

The media really isn't helping either, show's like Teen Mom and others like it are romanticizing the whole thing, and it's really irritating for me. Quite possibly because I've had a lot of things go awry for me that have somewhat set me back from experiencing some things in life, but I totally don't regret going through them and I live my life in a slightly selfish way and I am happy only worrying about what my family, my friends and other loved ones are doing. No other people are really depending on me to feed and clothe them and everything else that comes with getting married and/or having kids. Though in some cases getting married can be like having a kid, just a really big kid. 

The fact that I haven't really seen or been in a relationship that has lasted (I have yet to make it a year in a relationship, Sad random fact) a decent amount of time, like over 10 years besides my grandparents who have made it to 80 flippin' years of being married!! I think we all asked what their secret was at the party, but what they said has left me at the moment but I'm sure there are some pretty crazy things that they aren't going to divulge with their impressionable grandchildren about how to survive a marriage for so long besides ya know unconditional love. 
This week Kim Kardashian announced after 72 days of marriage that she wanted a divorce, now this doesn't really surprise me because it's just another stupid celebrity marriage that is just making her ratings that much higher and gawd is she loving it because the only proper name for her is "gold digger" and she more than knows it, she relishes in this fact which is disgusting. Celebrities and politicians are ruining the sanctity of marriage, with their marriages that only last at the most a year and ludicrous reasons for divorce. Politicians are definitely not any better, unless you live under a rock than I think that you can probably imagine my feelings on that whole thing. 
I personally am not sure whether or not I want to get married or not, maybe, but right now I have things to do for myself and I want the chance to get out on my own one day and be independent and what not, whether I have a boyfriend or not I still want these things because not everyone is giving themselves the chance to have them and I'm not going to be one of them. 

But that's just how I feel about it all, sorry for the ranting but these things irk me like no other.