Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dear John Green,

UGH! It has been too long, I'm sorry, my dears. But, if you're in college, you understand how hectic it can get. And when I get a free moment, I enjoy the quiet. So, for today's rant, a bit of pop culture. 

Let's start with Taylor Swift's new CD. Being someone who works with, in and around music, I understand the significance of the weekly new release date being moved from Tuesday to Monday. And a good point someone brought up was the amount of celebrities that she had hyping this CD was ridiculous. And while I haven't listened to it yet, can it really be better than Red? Isn't that equivalent to Maroon 5 thinking they'll make a better CD than Songs About Jane. Or Three Days Grace thinking they'll do just as well without Adam? But, the one review that I have heard, that I actually trust, is that of Blink-182's Mark Hoppus. I was surprised to see this pop up on my twitter feed. (see left) Now, I love Mark. He has a great line of merchandise, I love his tweets and his instagram feed. I've met him, he has a great personality. So, truthfully, anything Mark says about music, I trust. So, I will give the new T-Swift album a try. Let me know what you guys think of it.

Now, let's move on to some movie news. If you follow John Green on... well on anything, you'll see that pre-production of Paper Towns has begun. Now, I absolutely LOVED the book Paper Towns. I may have liked it more than TFIOS. Partially, because it wasn't the classic boy+girl=love. (not that I don't devour those books shamelessly) Now only was Paper Towns written from the perspective of a boy, Quentin Jacobson, but the character of Margo Roth Spiegelman was the kind of daring, adventurous, spit-fire girl we all wish we were brave enough to be. And let's not forget Q's best friend Radar and his parent's obsession with the Black Santas. While I do realize that John Green is not the casting director, what is with the actors chosen for Margo and Radar?! Nat Wolfe, yes! Good choice! But the actor picked for Radar looks like he's 12, and these are supposed to be high school seniors. And Margo is not at all how I imagined her. She should be... I don't know, softer? The actress chosen to play Margo is Cara Delevingne (is that spelled right?) who is pretty, yes. But almost a harsh kind of pretty. And oh girl! Those eyebrows! So, John and casting director (whose name I could not find) I'm sure Cara is a nice person and an adequate actress, but as someone who read the book, I am slightly disappointed in your casting choices. 

Until next time, my lovelies... xoxo

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Peek Into My New Life

Well, hello there my sugar plums! Thanks for staying with me.
As I have not informed you very well (again, sorry), I am now a college student. And holy shit is college different! You high schoolers who think you know what you're walking into are sorely mistaken. Let me preface the rest of this update by saying that I fully recognize that I am a mere freshman have have learned only a fraction of what college is like, but that doesn't mean I don't know something... Stop laughing ass holes. For those of you who don't know, which I'm guessing is all of you, I am a student at Miami University in Oxford, Oh. And somewhere among the ivy covered brick buildings, many tress and even more frat houses, you'll find me. (Not that you'd ever find me in a frat house, I prefer band boys.)

So here's what I've learned, and yes, I'm going to number, because I am a strong, independent black woman who don't need no man! (That was just too good to not stick in there.)

1. You learn to love your sleep. Before college, I almost never took naps. Now, I take naps at least every Thursday (after that pesky 8 am lab). So yes, you will nap, something my roommate is an expert in. Even if you aren't up late studying, you will be up late. This I promise. College really screws up you're normal schedule (at least it did for me. I've never been a night owl.) So here's what I advise, GET USED TO IT. Because, honey, it isn't going to change any time soon.

2. Do not schedule anything before 10:00 if you are not a morning person. This is a big one, gals and gents. I, am a morning person, so I can handle my 8:30's pretty well. But, if you are not a person who can handle the crisp morning air, do yourself a favor and schedule wisely. Because, you may think that you're a morning person because you had to get up early for high school, but there is a difference between knowing that you can handle your mornings and thinking you can.

3. If you're dumb enough to schedule 8:30 classes, take it like a man. And this can be applied to many other things, but seriously. Don't be the little bitch that does nothing but complain about their 8:30 classes. Either shut up, stop complaining and go to class. So stay in bed and figure out how to pass anyway.

4. Speaking of going to class, get to know your classes. Now, this one has parts. So, let's continue the outline form.
     a. When I say get to know your class, I mean, get a feeling for the course. For example, my M/W/F chem lecture is a class that if I absolutely have to, I can skip. As long as I get the notes from someone and make sure that I understand the notes. Also, he doesn't take attendance because it's pretty hard to keep track of 200 people. However, my M/T/R/F psych lecture is a terrible idea to skip. A, because I actually like the professor and the class. B, because he takes attendance. and C, because I'm a psych major so if I start off wanting to skip my Intro to Psych class, I'm off to a bad start.
    b. However, I also mean get to know your class mates, or at least a few. For multiply reasons. 1. Because study groups make things easier. and 2. When you do skip class, you'll need someone to get the notes from. 3. And finally, sitting in a class where you know absolutely no one, is no fun. Make some friends! Or at least say hi!

5. As surprising as it might be, yes, partying actually happens in college! *gasp* Okay, so this one is pretty sarcastic, but its mostly geared towards you people who choose to stay sober.
    a. If you don't want to drink, that's fine. Don't drink. But don't make a big deal about it because I'll tell you right now, no one cares. Don't flaunt it around like you're morally superior. Simply enjoy never having to deal with a hangover and keep your trap shut.
   b. If you do stay sober and have friends that don't, please be nice enough to keep an eye on that friend. Just, don't be that asshole that absolutely refuses to even be around alcohol and in turn leaves their friend metaphorically, or literally, out in the cold.

6. If your college has Yik Yak, download it. It is a wonderful source of amusement and can make your day so much better.

Monday, October 6, 2014

23 Things About Me, Reprise

Hello, my dearies! While it is Monday and not Thursday, we're going to go on a little flash back trip, to my first post, 23 Things About Me. So, here are another 23 things about me that you may (but probably do not know) about me.

1. I drop my phone at least once a day.
2. I attend Miami University in Oxford, Oh.
3. I love to lose myself in a book.
4. I love mob movies. My two favorites are The Boondock Saints and The Departed. 
5. It pisses me off when Leo Dicaprio complains about his lack of an academy award. Really, just shut up. Johnny Depp doesn't have one either, and that man is wonderful.
6. My music ALWAYS matches my mood. 
7. I have broken the same toe twice.
8. I love post-it notes. 
9. When I'm in my dorm, if my bed isn't made, then I can't study. 
10. I didn't like the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy.
11. I collect shot glasses, but what college student doesn't.
12. I always have a lighter in my purse, but I don't smoke.
13. It is not difficult to annoy me.
14. It seriously disappoints me when people talk in colloquialisms and write the same way.
15. I have never heard the entirety of Bohemian Rhapsody.
16. When I want to relax or let off steam, I go to dance class.
17. I am a psychology major.
18. I will never switch back to a PC after recently getting a mac. 
19. I used to be obsessed with Windows Movie Maker.
20. I have 3,176 pins on Pinterest... and counting.
21. I have found the venue for my best friend's wedding, but she hasn't actually gotten engaged yet, so I can't book it yet. 
22. Seeing Joan Jett in concert was one of the coolest things ever.
23. I actually really love video games, but only when I know how to play them.

So, there it is. Another tad bit about me. Until next time, my lovelies...