Monthly Archives: September 2013

My mother is brilliant.

She told me I should write a blog. And I asked “what I should write about?” She seems to be under the impression that I’m funny (ha, moms are so nice). Despite her flattery, I do not have a knack for making people laugh. I have an awkward sense of humor and a really awkward laugh, which varies between high-pitched-hyena, loud-and-sudden-single-burst laugh, and the silent-shaking laugh which makes my sides sore. So I don’t laugh out loud very often, and when I do, it’s obnoxious.

However, she gave me some ideas for what I should write about. It combines some of my favorite things- writing and colors! In particular, crayola. Here is a link to the wiki page about crayola’s colors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors . Every day, I will (try to) choose a color and write about why my day was that color. I will try not to repeat them, although if necessary, I might. I will try to recount interesting/mildly entertaining events that match the color and have a significant impact on my day. Although I make no promises how fascinating you will find them.

This could be interesting.

I begin tomorrow. Every moment has the potential to be a blog post! This will be a grand adventure.

SotD: Smell the Color 9 by Chris Rice

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Playlist #5: Dancing like nobody’s watching!

For those times when you just need to dance around your dorm room without a care in the world. Any variation of drop-the-beat-bass or snazzy big band, these will get your feet moving (whether you like it or not).

I Like to Dance by Hot Chelle Rae

Stutter by Maroon 5

Burnin Up by The Jonas Brothers

Million Bucks by Cimorelli

Lights by Ellie Goulding

Determinate from the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack

Teach Me How to Dougie by California Swag District

Sexyback by Justin Timberlake (Clean version, preferably)

The Beat by Ben Rector

Supermodel from The Lizzie McGuire Soundtrack

Bye Bye Bye by NSYNC

Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters

Bright Lights Bigger CIty by Cee Lo Green

Troublemaker by Olly Murs (ft. Flo Rida)

Bandstand Boogie by Barry Manilow

Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys

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Hope & Happy Endings

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This picture is entirely unrelated to my post. But I like it. So here you go- my purple converse with an artistically placed flower. Just call me a hipster. #nofilter ANYWAY.

There’s something odd about me, which I’m fairly sure I share with a lot of people.

In terms of my crushes, I always think in terms of, and try to expect, the worst possible outcome. That way I won’t be disappointed if it happens, and I will be excited if something good does occur. But sometimes I can’t crush that little bubble of hope that blossoms whenever something positive happens (like, for instance, he follows me on twitter or asks me to dance). I know it’s ridiculous to want to control my thoughts and emotions to such an extreme degree, but let’s be real. This feeling of discomfort is painful and awful and I wish I could just control-alter-delete it from my life. I try to be logical and rational, but my mind always spirals into what-ifs (mostly good, which brings up the hope). And I wish that it wouldn’t. But then I wouldn’t be human, would I? I would be…a robot. *beep-beep-boop-beep* Goodnight, human beings. I need to shut down for a proper period of rest before resuming my menial tasks.

SotD: The Remedy by Jason Mraz

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Playlist #4: </3

A.k.a. the emotional/heartbroken/tired/needy/moody playlist. Take your pick. Enjoy. Or, ya know, cry.

I really love sad songs. There’s something to be said for the contemplative state you enter into when you listen to them. It forces you to consider your life and the choices you’ve made and the things you regret and wish you could say or do differently. It makes you wonder. It kind of breaks your heart. But by doing that, it brings about catharsis. It purges those negative feelings and makes you feel lighter, or at least like somebody knows what you are feeling, and you are not alone.

I Hate Christmas Parties by Relient K

Hopeless by Train

Gravity by Sara Bareilles

So Close by Jon McLaughlin

Unaware by Allen Stone

Run Away by Sarah Jarosz

Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls

A Bad Dream by Keane

When A Heart Breaks by Ben Rector

Dreaming with a Broken Heart by John Mayer

Misery by Glee Cast

Nothing Left to Lose by NEEDTOBREATHE

Not Over You by Gavin Degraw

All I Ever Wanted by Train

Life Left to Go by SafetySuit

She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5

A Beautiful Collision [B Variant] by David Crowder Band

Turning Tables by Adele

Bend and Break by Keane

We Are Broken by Paramore

Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons

Car Crash by Matt Nathanson

Don’t Leave Just Yet by NEEDTOBREATHE

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer

You Don’t See Me by SafetySuit

A Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope

Philadelphia by Parachute

Thief by Third Day

We Are Never Getting Back Together by Boyce Avenue (I highly recommend, ESPECIALLY if you don’t like T-Swift)

Kingdom Come by The Civil Wars

Come Away to the Water by Maroon 5 + Rozzi Crane

I realize that this is a lot of songs. But they are all amazing. If you have a spotify, you can follow me & find my playlists there in order!

Goodnight y’all! ❤

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Rant #1: Beauty

I don’t hate a lot of things. But I hate it when amazing people say that they hate themselves. It frustrates me to no end, because everybody deserves to know. Even though outside appearances are not the only thing that matters, confidence is important, and it is good to know someone appreciates you the way you were created. So here’s my daily <rant> :

You are not ugly. You are devastatingly*, amazingly beautiful. Your talents and your passions shine through your exterior, and let me guarantee to you that when you are singing along to your favorite songs, when you are describing what you love to do, when you are participating in this glorious and heartbreaking adventure we call life, when you are actively and joyously engaging the world: someone is watching. And they think that you are beautiful. The way your eyes shine, and your mouth crinkles just a little bit when you smile, and your enthusiasm to share with the human race the things which you believe they can no longer go without, the way you gesture expansively to indicate your vision for this dream, this hope, the future. Those things that make you unique and distinctly different from every other prototype human being there is out there. You have to realize that then, and always, you are positively radiant. You are hard on yourself because you cannot see in the mirror how truly stunning you are to others, how wonderful they feel to see you shining in your glorious brilliance. If someone doesn’t agree, they are too shallow and stupid to even deserve your time. Those who do matter are heartbroken, and they long to tell you how they feel. But sometimes it’s too awkward or they don’t know you well enough. Just know now that I care, and I think you are beautiful. </rant> Okay? Okay.

SotD: The Feeling by Ben Rector

*I mean this is a good way. Like, Helen of Troy devastating.

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Love & Happiness

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It’s amazing to me how another person can influence your emotions so much and to such an extent to the point where you emotions almost define your every day existence.

How you can think about someone and smile but have tears streaming down your face at the thought of them? Both happy tears and sad tears; reminiscing about old times and missing being in each others company when you are apart.

That warm fuzzy feeling in your heart and the flush to your cheeks which shows you are in love. The thought of that person makes you feel all gooey inside, your heart melting at the thought of them. Knowing that they feel the same way about you as you do them.

That is one of the most beautiful emotions that life can give us. That feeling of love is like nothing else, just simply but powerfully, our purpose in…

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Body Image

This is so true and just what I have been needing to hear. Thank you.

The "Lo" Down

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Body image became important to me when my middle school classmates starting calling me “thunder thighs” because I’ve played soccer since the age of five and have muscular legs, so not being a stick was abnormal. Considering I went to a Catholic school, I had to wear skirts everyday so that didn’t help the cause too well. Furthermore, I’ve always been an A-cup so I would get called the president of the “itty bitty titty committee”. ADDITIONALLY, I was nicknamed “J Lo” because of my butt. I soon realized people who negatively comment about others are actually things they don’t like about themselves. As I grew older, I also realized being toned is more attractive than thigh gaps. I’d take having thick legs and a butt over being “skinny” any day! Curves are more attractive.

I don’t feel pressure from society to look a certain way or fit an ideal…

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