Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm Just Checking In

Good evening, my lovelies. Its 8:30, so is it evening or it is night? I didn't want to say "Good night" because that seems like a conversation closer, not a conversation opener...

Anyway! I just wanted to give everybody a quick update. I probably won't be able to post until next Tuesday or so :( sorry guys! But I just got back from some last-minute traveling, and I go back to school on Sunday (FINALLY) but I work on Friday AND Saturday. So, I'm trying to find time to do everything I need to do before I go back to school, which unfortunately, doesn't allow me much time for blogging.

BUT! My professor cancelled class on Tuesday afternoon (because that's a great way to start out the semester) so, I will have time to do it then, if not before hand. But I promise you guys that you will hear from me within a week. And I just typed up a nice list of some ideas I have for future posts, so I should be set for a little while. 

So! If anyone needs me, for the next few days, I'll be running around like a chicken with its head cut off. So, try not to need me? *chuckle* Good night! (now its appropriate to say it, right?)

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Good morning everyone. I have a few announcements for you, so please listen up.

If you would please take a moment to look at your address bar, you would notice that technically, you are not at the same website you were at yesterday. Because I'm sure you all check my blog daily. ;)

Previously, I was This is no longer a registered blogspot blog. So, feel free to use it. You are now at (I'm not going to link that, because you're already here.) 

I changed my name for a new reasons. A. soon after I register my 642 things domain, I regretted it. I thought that it was too long, it wan't catchy, and it was generally displeasing. Also, since I didn't like the name I chose, I picked a different phrase for the title of my blog. Therefore, the address and title of my blog were not the same, which I did not like. So, now the title and address of my blog are the same, and a tad catchier (if you ask me). 

You may notice a few other minor changed here and there, but nothing big. (Psh! As if a name change isn't big.) 

Also, I go back to school in a little less than a week and a half. In that time I will have some family visiting at my home and then I will be visiting my dad for a few days. So, you might not hear from me until after I get back to school and settled in. I will most likely write something up and set it to release in that time frame, so that way y'all aren't just left hanging. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Welcome Back: Second Semester

Hello, friends! I hope that everyone's 2015 is going well. And if not, don't worry, we're only 14 days into it! :) All of the children have gone back to school, and us  are beginning to go back. The majority of my friends returned to their respective campuses on Monday, but Miami students do not return to campus for another week and a half. So, for those of you who have not yet returned, and even those of you who have, I thought I would take a minute to hand out my BTS second semester tips.

1. Replenish! This goes for pretty much everything in your dorm. Before you go back to school, stock up on everything. January is usually the coldest month of the year. So, grab some extra pair of boot socks and an extra sweatshirt. You can grab your shorts and spring blouses when you go home for spring break. Also, restock your school supplies. Maybe you lost all of your pens or maybe you just never found one you like. And remember that with a new semester comes new classes, so don't forget notebooks. Did you run out of shampoo and conditioner just as the last shower of the semester rolled around, like I did? Don't forget to stock up on your toiletries before going back. And I don't know about the rest of your colleges, but while our on-campus market is convenient, it is holy-hell expensive. (A mini sized box of Ritz crackers is $5.) So, grab some snacks before you go back. I recommend easily traveling food items, like popcorn and peanut butter. Maybe grab some chips and salsa. Anything that needs refrigerated can be bought at your campus-local grocery store.

2. Sit down with your schedule! Take some time and sit down with your new schedule. You have new classes, with new professors, in new buildings at new times. Get familiar with it because it's going to be the basis of your next 4 and a half months. Also, take a look at your free time. When will you give yourself time to eat? When will you have "me time"? When will you have time to study?

3. Stay Motivated! If you ask me, spring semester is the most difficult. During the fall semester, you get a 3-day weekend right away with Labor day being the first weekend in September. Most schools also have a "fall break" in October. And all schools have a break in November and of course, school ends in December. But during Spring Semester you get a 3 day weekend in January for MLK day (which I don't get because I'm not even back at school yet) and then you get a week of spring break almost 2 months later, and then another 2 months of nothing. Its more difficult to keep going when you don't get as many breaks. So, find something to keep yourself motivated.

4. Order your textbooks. Just a reminder, don't forget your textbooks. My best advise is to go to Slugbooks, type in your ISBN and it will give you options for where to buy your book. Ebooks aren't as easy to find as you would think. But for ebooks, look at Chegg. And never forget our trusty friend, Amazon. Again, all you need is your ISBN (International Standard Book Number). Another way to cut down your book bill is to buy the international version. I bought the international version of my bio book and only spend $57, with shipping. So, shop around, don't automatically buy from your school book store.

5. Find a new place on campus. Find a new place to study. Fine a new place to eat. Find a new place to relax. Explore campus and get to know what you don't. Go alone. Take your roommate with you. Take your best friend with you. Either way, get to know the parts of campus that you don't.

I wish everyone a peachy first day back, when ever that was/is for you, and a dandy spring semester. :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Good Bye, Richard

On Wednesday, I was sitting at home, watching tv with my BFF who was up from Dayton for NYE. I had been texting my mom on and off all day about our day's adventure trying to find dresses for that night's festivities. I heard my phone rings from across the room and though, "who is calling me?" I turned over my phone and saw that it was my mom, so I answered. When she asked me what I was doing, I was a little confused but told her that I was sitting at home watching tv (even though I was standing at the time.) Even more strange, she replied with "oh good." She then told me that Edward Herman had died. I was completely stunned.

For those of you who do not know, Edward Herman is an actor who started on the stage around the age of 30. But for me, I know him as Richard Gilmore, the loving, quite, sometimes sullen, brilliant father of Lorelai Gilmore and grandfather to Rory Gilmore. Over the 7-season run of Gilmore, I grew to love Richard, and thought Edward was the absolute perfect fit for the role. He has filled many other roles, and from what I have seen, did so wonderfully.

Edward, you will be missed. Rest in peace. Until next time, my dears...

New Years and Why It's Not My Favorite

Good Morning, lovelies! Happy 2015! 

This was the first year that I actually celebrated the new year. I have never really been a fan of it. Maybe because I've always had a touch of cynic and therefore, I don't see the new year as refreshing and exciting as everyone else does. I see it more as just time passing. But this year was the first year that I got excited about the new year and about the event of NYE. So my best friend from college drove up (more like sped up, she cut the trip almost in half) and we spent two days together and went to a NYE party. 

So, with this, I've tried to embrace the idea of how refreshing the new year is going to be. However, even with this attitude in mind, I must admit that I have always had a problem with new years resolutions. With the new year comes the inevitability and expectation of the formation of new years resolution. Is it just me or is that sentence just a little too much? Let me rephrase. With the new year comes the unavoidable new years resolution. I saw this amusing photo on men's humor twitter and thought that it pretty much sums up the problem with new years resolutions. 
Tell me that's not perfect? So, let me lay it out for you, my problem with resolutions that is. People use resolutions as a crutch. They take a look at their lives and pick something that's "wrong" or something that could be improved and then set out "change" it. Will they actually change? No, of course not. But here's my thought as to why. I would take a stab and say that people who choose to change at any given time, specifically not New Years, are probably more likely to stay with the change they decide to make. Why? Because they are making the choice themselves, not because society is telling them that they have to change or improve something in their life simply because it is a new year. 

So, here is my extension of that thought that relates to you. If you do decide that you want to make a New Years resolution, do it because you want to, not because you think you should. If you want to change something in your life, do it because you think that thing should be changed or improved, not because it is a new year.

I wish you all a good, happy, new year. Until next time, my dears...