Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shows I need to finish/watch this summer

Shows to catch up on from this year

  1. Revenge
  2. 2 Broke Girls
  3. New Girl
  4. Ringer
  5. Gossip Girl

Shows to finish:

  1. Friends (started last summer. I’m on season 7 and really need to finish)
  2. That 70s Show (almost done with season 7. may not be realistic to finish all 10 seasons this summer)
  3. Dawson’s Creek (almost done with season 1. Stopped to watch Friends and That 70s Show)
  4. Bones (I used to be a season behind but I’m now 2 behind)

My wish list of shows to watch after I finish the shows mentioned above:

  1. Arrested Development
  2. Suits
  3. The OC (rewatch)
  4. Bufy & Angel (rewatch)
  5. Veronica Mars (rewatch)
  6. Roswell (rewatch)
  7. FNL (rewatch)
  8. TVD (rewatch)

This is totally not going to happen, but I hope it does.

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in my floppy hat and captain america shirt

I’m ready for Jamaica.

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I just want to travel

I have always loved traveling. It doesn’t matter if it was two hours away to Hunstville, a change of location is always exhilarating to me. Not to mention going out of the state! Oh my gosh, you would think leaving Alabama meant leaving the country to me. I just love a change of pace. Different foods, new cities, a different culture, really anything I can be a total tourist at.

The last few years, I’ve had a major thirst for traveling. I want to go to Europe so bad. I’ve been stalking travel blogs for the last few years, living vicariously through twenty-somethings backpacking through Europe, staying it sketchy hostels. I want to go to Europe, and everywhere, literally, so bad. I will go anywhere any time I get. I’ve been pretty lucky and have gotten to travel generously over the US. Well, that’s an exaggeration because I haven’t been in the Midwest or to the West that much, but compared to some of my friends who have never left the Southeast, I’ve got it pretty good.

FINALLY, I have the oppurtunity to leave the country (I’ve been to Canada but that doesn’t count for me because I was born 10 minutes from the Canadian border.) I’m going to Jamaica for my senior trip. Now, Jamaica is not on the top of my list of countries to visit. It’s probably not even in my top 20, but it’s a beachy, tropical, foreign land, whose drinking age is 18. What’s not to love? And I finally have a passport! I’m so excited for Jamaica I could scream! This is just the beginning of what will be a travel filled life. I can not wait to study abroad in Germany for a semester junior year of college, and go all over Europe. Hopefully I’ll grace Europe with Europe with my presence before then, if not, Jamaica will have to fill my travel desires.

This time on Tuesday, I’ll be laying out on the Jamaican beaches, wearing a floppy hat, drinking a piña colada burning my fair skin. I couldn’t be more excited.

CAN NOT WAIT.

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Some graduation pictures







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What now…?

I graduated last night. I graduated from high school. I GRADUATED from high school.  No matter how many times I say it, I don’t believe it. I’ve spent four years in that drama, filled, teenage angst filled, rumor mill and I couldn’t be prouder to be a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School. We all say negative things about our school, how we can’t wait to get out of here, etc. etc. but the truth is, I’m not as happy about it as I thought I would be. I have been vocal in my hate for school and my readiness to move out of Birminhgam (Alabama, more like it) for the last few years and now, I want nothing more than to stay in my sheltered little community and relive the last four years over and over again.

The ceremony was great. It was so exciting to be able to see my friends graduate and to all be together one last time as a class. It could not have been better. The whole day is a blur to me though. It was an awesome, hectic, day and I didn’t get to completely relish in the moment like I wanted to. When our class president gave his speech, I totally cried a little. Then, to top it off, he concluded his speech with the Irish Blessing. The Irish Blessing is one of my favorite things of all time, and that just made me want to bawl my face off. Not to mention when we moved our tassle from the right to the left, cue bawling.

Thinking about it all now makes me want to cry. I saw some people for the last time, probably ever. Or at least the last time we will be together for a long period of time. I got to see all of my friends’ families that I haven’t seen in a while. After the ceremony was stressful though, because I felt like I was being pulled in 50 million different ways and couldn’t possibly talk and take pictures with everyone. I wish I could go back to last night just one time to remember the feeling of graduation. I was not expecting it to be such a special day, I was kind of neutral on the whole thing, but it turned out to be one of the best days of my life so far.

I’m really sad that I’m not in high school anymore. I always told myself I would be depressed when I was older than the characters in my favorite televison shows (the teen ones… so most of them are all in highschool) and now I am. I hate that I won’t be a kid for much longer and that I’m going to have to face the real world soon. I’m excited what’s in store for me but being in high school is just so set and you know exactly what you’re doing and have no real worries. Now, I’m going to college to be independent and don’t really know what I’m doing.

I’m so thankful for all the wonderful teachers I had at Vestavia. They really all were so great, many of them are a huge part of who I’ve become, and I will miss them all so much. I’m going to miss my class even though I can’t stand at least a third of them. I’m going to miss the building that I’ve spent 5,040 hours in. I’m going to miss having a set schedule every single day, 8:20 until 5:20. I’m going to miss my friends, so much. I’ve also made so many new friends this year and I’m not ready to let them all go. Of course, I’m going to miss my family immensely. It will be so weird without them and life will never be the same starting this fall. I’m going to miss being babied in classes, because what I’ve heard, that’s all high school is. And then you get to college and you’re expected to do everything on your own (obviously…) and I don’t know if I’m ready for that. I sound like such a baby, but it’s true!

To my Class of 2012, I love every single one of you all and I’ll never forget the memories we’ve made over the past 13 years. Thanks for making me who I am today and some of you for making me hate Vestavia :). In all honesty, I wouldn’t change a thing. As Jack said, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

I love you all.

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Favorite songs right now

“Merry Happy” by Kate Nash

Favorite lyric: “Dancing at discos, eating cheese on toast, yeah you make me merry make me very very happy.”

“Price of Nothing Charming” by Tyler Hilton

Favorite lyric: “and in the dark she’s taking shots at my heart. She’s got it to an art and this is how I fall apart.”

“That Wasn’t Me” by Brandi Carlile

Favorite lyric: “When you’re lost you will toss every lucky coin you’ll ever trust”

“Honey Come Home” by Elenowen

Favorite lyric:

“Let our walls crash to the ground
Let our greed and pride fall down
Lets take a hand, run straight through the door
Invite love in to be our floor”

“Stars” by Fun.

Favorite lyric: “I feel like I had it all back before I lost it all. Now I just wait for you to talk to me but you won’t even look at me, baby.”

Check. them. out.

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My week in instagram pictures

Sent out my graduation announcements

College tshirt day

Last high school Young Life! :(

Karley’s birthday :)

da brutha

class day :(

Exams…

Finally!! saw the Avengers

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Update

  • I saw the Avengers tonight, FINALLY! I am seriously ashamed it took me 3 whole weeks to see it! Robert Downey Jr. is too fine. Chris Evans is too fine. Chris Hemsworth is too fine. Mark Ruffalo is too fine. Jeremy Renner is too fine. Tom Hiddleston is too fine. Joss Whedon is an amazing director/writer. (I’m also kind of biased because he’s the creator of Buffy/Angel, but the Avengers was amazing, biased or not.)
  • I am done with high school. I graduate on the 22nd, thus beginning the awkward not-in-high-school yet not-in-college phase. I’m super excited for college, but I’m super not. Let’s not get onto the whole college topic yet. I’m sure half of my posts this summer will have something to do with college.
  • I love my friends, new and old. My friends from school are too awesome and I’m SO thankful for the friends I’ve made at work. I’m definitely going to cry when I move to Auburn and leave them.
  • I’m going to Jamaica in 12 days. I’ve never been out of the country and Jamaica may not be at the top of my list, but I’m ready to drink fruity drinks and sway with the island breeezes MON !!
  • I want to write for a television show. That might be my new, ultimate goal. Writing for Entertainment Weekly would be cool, too.
  • I’ve only broadcasted it to every single person I know, but I’m going to Comic-Con in San Diego this summer and I can’t contain my excitement.
  • I don’t really know what I’m doing right now, but I’m doing it.

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Send Me On My Way

The other night my dad asked me what I was thinking about for my future. My first thought is “Why the HECK do I have to know something will determine the REST of my life when I’m 17 years old?” I understand I don’t have to declare a major just yet, but honestly I don’t know how I’m going to a year from now either.

My dad knows of my love obsession for television shows and movies and basically told me that he was not going to pay for me to major in Journalism, Film Studies, or basically anything that has to do with what I want to do. How can he do that? Aren’t parents supposed to be supportive of their children’s dreams? I can’t comprehend why he would rather me get a job working a government job having something to do with German, being absolutely miserable, rather than doing what I’m passionate about? Money does not matter to me, but happiness does. Growing up and watching my parents has made me strive to be the very opposite of them. I don’t want to “play it safe” with my job and be a miserable person that dreads going to work. I want to look forward to working everyday. I don’t know exactly what I want to do, but I know I want to write or do something with television production/writing or anything along those lines. I know I can do it if I set my mind to it so why am I doubting myself now? My dad should be encouraging me to follow my dreams, not putting them down.

 

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Things I’ll never understand about my generation

1) Music taste. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Ke$ha… need I say more? I honestly do not understand how anyone could enjoy their music. I am completely shocked that bands like Fun., Mumford & Sons, Coldplay and a few others worth a crap get air time on Top 40 stations because my generations taste in “good music” is horrific.

2) Bleach blonde hair paired with orange, leathery skin. Someone please tell me who thinks this looks good. I know people who look like this…

3) Jersey Shore love/fascination? The first season might have been funny, but why did people continue to watch? Are those dumb guidos really that interesting? GTL… come on now. I never have and never will understand why the Jersey Shore cast are relevent people in society. I will also never understand why people strive to look like them.

4) Being super skinny. I believe the picture explains it all.

I could go on for days. I guess I just have an old soul.

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