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Dear John Mayer,

You are ridiculous. And by that, I mean ridiculously amazing. I am infatuated with you and have been ever since the day I heard “Your Body Is A Wonderland” on the radio in 2002. That song will forever be my favorite song. You will forever be my favorite artist. You were my first celebrity crush. You make me swoon with songs like “Come Back to Bed”, “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”. “Dreaming with a Broken Heart”, and “In Your Atmopshere” (to name just a few). Of course “Your Body is a Wonderland” makes me swoon, but we won’t go there. I’ve never disliked a song of yours. I’ve never not LOVED an album of yours. I listent your music all. the. time. Literally. I don’t go through the day without hearing a song of yours at least once. You are a phenomenal guitar player. And vocalist. and writer. You’re the whole package. Of course, your looks are a part of your appeal (trying to be modest here, but it’s not really working) and I love how to you say what’s on your mind without worrying about how people and the media will criticize you. I may not agree with everything you’ve said in the past, but I respect you for saying it and not giving a damn who hears it. I think it makes you the realest in your industry.

Seeing you in concert was one of the greatest nights of my life. I saw you play in Birmingham for the Heartbreak Warfare tour and I never thought a concert could be so amazing. Hearing “In Your Atmosphere” live literally completed my life. And that is not a joke.

As I’m typing, I’m listening to a live album of yours and your voice is mesmerizing. Even your speaking voice.

I really hope you get better soon, because I cried when your Born and Raised tour was canceled and I’ll cry when you’re 100% better and can tour again. I’m counting down the days.

Love,

a huge (hopefully not creepy…?) fan

 

“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!” -John Mayer

Watch this and you’ll probably agree with me.

 

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I love college

WOW! I feel like I’ve lived 17 lifetimes in the past 2 weeks. I came down to Auburn last Monday and it feels like I’ve been here for years. Rush week was literally one of the most emotionally draining things I’ve EVER done. The reward was worth it though, because I am now a baby dove Sigma Kappa!! I couldn’t be more excited!

Living alone is really, really awesome and weird. I still feel like I’m at summer camp or something and will be going home soon. NOPE. The funny thing is, this is my home now, even though it doesn’t really feel like it. Tuesday night was my first college party and it was so weird to be able to do what I wanted when I wanted without having anyone to answer to! I walked in at 3am and had no one waiting for me. I could get used to that! haha

I’ve already met a lot of cool people and can’t wait to meet even more! I especially can’t wait to get close with my sorority sisters!

Here are some pictures from college so far!

My living room!

My room

Anna from my rush group! love her!

My new home!!

My vhills frand catherine! dove love!

My pi chi group!

excited about bids!

some vhills girls!

baby dove and a baby angel! my roomie!

roomie love at the sigma nu party!

dove love

 

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Going Away To College

I promise that this will be the last blog post focused on Newk’s for a while. If you haven’t caught on, Newks is the restaurant I work at.

Today was my last day at Newk’s. I’ve worked there since December 2, 2012. Who am I kidding? I worked there? More like lived. I’ve spent probably close to 1,000 hours there the past eight months, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I walked into Newk’s wanting about 10-12 hours a week and that’s exactly what I got. Until I decided I wanted more hours so I could work with my then-crush. I started as kind of an underdog at Newks. I was only there for the last day of training, which was more like a trial run. I kind of just hopped into things, which put me at a slight disadvantage. Soon though, I began working more than most of the high schoolers, which obviously made me equally skilled as everyone. I continued to work, work, work and was so determined to prove myself as a valuable employee, and I did. I felt respect from my managers and coworkers, something I never experienced at my two previous jobs. I continued to work my butt off, and worked my way from register, to food runner, to salads. By May, I became the new night-shift salad maker. That came with a cost, obviously being my summer nights. But I got off at 9pm, which is when the night begins, right?

Of course working 20-30 hours a week with the same people really bonds you. I have made some of the best friends ever at Newks. My friends are amazing, but my work friends are equally amazing. My life has been changed by these people, and I’m so thankful for the experiences I’ve had and the memories I’ve made with them. I’m trying to think what my life would be without Newk’s and I honestly don’t even want to know. I wouldn’t trade anything for the experience. I’m a better person now. I’ve become truly happy with my life the last few months, and I really believe Newk’s had something to do with it. I’ve made the most amazing friends, had the most amazing managers, and have had some crushes here and there that have taught me a LOT about boys.

Now, this chapter is coming to an end and I couldn’t be sadder. I am still an employee of Newk’s Vestavia Hills and will be for the next few years but it will just be different from here on out, which is why I bawled like a little baby today. I will be back some weekends, and definitely Christmas and summer, but things will be different, and as you all know from reading my blog, I’m kind of a baby when it comes to change.

Basically, I’m so happy Newk’s came into my life. I’m so happy this loser guy worked there that I used to like and made me apply there. I’m so happy I made some of the best friends there. I’m so happy I felt truly loved and respected by 35 different, but amazing people. I’m so happy I met this other guy who has helped me grow this summer in my own way and learn some things I needed to learn before college. I’m so happy, truly truly happy, that Newk’s came into my life. I’m not happy I’m leaving, but I’m hoping most of my coworkers will stick around for a while longer so I can work with them over Christmas and next summer.

I really have never felt so admired than by my coworkers. I got the most beautiful card today and everyone wrote the sweetest messages in them, which made me SOB uncontrollably. I’m actually crying as I type this because that card will forever be one of my favorite things ever.

I’m scared for this new chapter and for the Newk’s in Auburn (I’m hoping it is almost as awesome as my Newk’s but I highly doubt it) but I’m so thankful for my work friends and the memories I made and the person I’ve become while working at Newk’s.

 

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