Friday, December 30, 2011

Welcome back, nerd.

So for Christmas my mom got me a Kindle Touch, which was exactly what I wanted. As soon as I opened it and figured it out a little bit I started downloading books, so far I have 35 and counting. One of the first books that I downloaded with the gift card my mom gave me (and those things are like gold for a broke college student like myself) was called Flat- Out Love by Jessica Park and I have to say that it was $3.49 well spent. I read it in a coffeehouse, by a window in my house as the sun was setting and it was becoming hard to read, and a time or two when my mom was nagging at me to stop reading.

Since I've been in school I haven't had a lot of time to do some leisure reading, which is normal, but it's okay with me.  This break from school has been slightly relaxing, crazy at best but my family was never anything but.  I was ecstatic when I opened up my Kindle Touch and since I've had it I haven't really put it down. I think it has actually gotten me back into reading and I love that so much. A friend of mine also got one so we are going to start lending to each other and being total nerds, I love it! Though just because I got a Kindle does not in anyway mean that I will stop buying and reading books in print, because if I have cash on me and see a book that I want to read and keep I usually impulsively buy it.

I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas and that your New Year is merry and bright! the words of Neil Gaiman, "“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself". 

(All pictures via Google Images)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

When did I become such a girl?!

This fall I met a great guy and we started dating and eventually became a couple. It all happened rather fast and since I haven’t been in a committed relationship in a good two and a half years. Now the boyfriend and I have made it to almost 4 months, which I know isn’t a big thing really I know, but for me it is because I haven’t made it with a guy as awesome as my boyfriend is in quite some time.  Earlier today I was having dinner with a friend of mine and we were discussing our boyfriend’s and the little things that guys do that irritate us, for example, not keeping up their end of the communication going, or spending more time with their video games then with us. I’m not whining because I am happy but I don’t want to be this insecure, needy girl that we girls tend to be burdened with some times but we can’t help it. It’s how we are, especially when we are in relationships, with guys that we really like and have been with for quite some time (my friend’s situation, not mine).

I never used to be like this; sure I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. But I have also always been ridiculously independent and letting someone else take care of me is something that’s not always been easy for me. Even though I really should let myself be taken care of by someone else now and then it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Any fiercely independent girl will probably agree. I think that I may have a touch of separation anxiety…so that’s wicked awesome. Especially during this time of year, while I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends and I want the boyfriend to be happy and hang out with his family and friend’s but  this living  hours away from each other during long times of separation is no bueno.  I know that I can do it and make it through until I see him again but I don’t want our relationship to be weakened by this break.  I don’t mind so much the separation on Christmas for us, because he and I have already had our Christmas, but I want to bring in the New Year with him, I want to kiss him when the ball drops, I want to toast to the new year with him and for us to share the excitement of what the future may hold together. But we sadly can’t, because you can’t always get what you want, you get what you need.

Yes, I'm in love. Deal with it bitches. I've got it  bad enough that the ex mocked me for it. But I used my words and gave him a piece of my mind because I was not in the mood to deal with ANYONE'S crap the whole time I was writing this!

I guess until the boyfriend and I can find a time to get together before school starts that I will just have to play the patient waiting game.

Xoxo all

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Break Time

I'm taking a mental health break, my creativity is in a rut, so until that returns my blogs will be sporadic at best.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!


What inspires you?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2 am browsing on the interwebs = this little gem of a post

I know that this has been out for awhile, but I absolutely love this song and everything else about Florence + the Machine!

You, Me & Charlie- Dianna Agron (Quinn from Glee's) new blog, I have only just scratched the surface of this blog and I already kind of love it.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's that time again!

The blustery winter winds are moving in and all across my campus students are clutching coffee cups with gloved hands and all of the girls that can afford the boots with the fur are rocking them like no one else can. That's right, another Missouri winter is moving in and no one is happy, well except for the crazy ones that actually enjoy this crap. I like the winter months about as much as one can, the snow is pretty and the ability to layer as much or as little as necessary is nice. Though my favorite part by far of the cold months is the food!! My mom and I make massive crock pots full of chili and soups and I bake up huge batches of cookies and brownies and other delicious and super fattening things and then we all sit down to feed our faces while watching holiday movies, so there are some pros to winter. I suppose that I really don't hate it all that much, just as long as I don't have to drive in the shit, I'm that person that cancels plans and/or makes others come and get them to do things in the winter because I'm not the best driver in the snow unless the roads have been cleared completely off! 

Another thing that I kind of dislike about the holiday season is trying to think of what I may want, I already know two things and that's it. My mom is a single mom so I was trying to be easy on her when I asked for a Kindle, not the new Fire one that is almost an Ipad, but that would be really pushing it and I love my mom so I asked for the Kindle and I really hope that I get it.

I think that when I get older and can actually afford to take vacations that I'm going to pull a Christmas with the Kranks and go somewhere nice and tropical and warm and avoid the insanity of Christmas, but like the Krank's that idea may get swept under the rug because my family will want to see me so I would have to suck it up and endure the cold weather and hustle and bussle of the season at the stores. But that's okay too I suppose, I do love my family so either way really would be nice.

Time to get back to studying and writing, good luck to everyone on their finals!!

What are your favorite parts/things to do in the winter months and what's on your wish list?