Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Junk

I'll just say what everyone is thinking... it's been too long... I know, I know. Let's see if I can remember half of the things I did.

On Wednesday I woke up and went to church and then to a little show at the Union with the cast of "Spring Awakening" (more to come about the play later.) They performed a few songs and then just answered some questions. We actually talked to one of the cast members, Sarah, for a while and she was really cool. We were discussing our Ash Wednesday crosses and Facebook. So now we are facebook friends OBVI!

Thursday night after I finally got all my homework done I went to the MSU women's bball game to support my friend, I sat by her mom which was great, she's hilarious. After the game I cam back and made some food to stop my stomach from eating itself. After eating I went across the hall to my neighbors after a really long/hilarious chat with my friend Ally. We played some flip cup and talked some more about the previous conversation, normal college stuff. I came home and pretty much fell asleep immediatly.

Friday I went out to lunch with an old TA and luckily remember that it was Friday before we picked a place so that I didn't pick like a hamburger place on a day I couldn't eat meat. Instead we went to Sushi Ya and had some delicious sushi. I realized I still don't understand why you can eat fish, but not meat... someone please tell me! After lunch I went to the Engineering Building and applied for the Study Abroad program I went on last year.

I really would like to go again, however, I'm a little unsure as to whether it is a good career move (read: it might hurt me getting a career.) And I know what you're thinking, you're thinking "How could a study abroad program hurt your chances?" Well good question! The thing is, an internship would be more helpful, but I really don't want to work! haha.

After applying I came back and worked on homework for what seemed like an eternity. After permanently disfiguring my spine from crouching over my homework I went with Ally over to Buffalo Wild Wings for a late snack and some drinks. We got in trouble when the drink special was 3 dollar margaritas haha. We were sitting by the window and saw about 3 kids completely wipe out on the street. I actually didn't drink to much as my mom was coming to visit Saturday. After B dubs we walked by her apartment and I picked up her copy of "My Horizontal Life" by Chelsea Handler, because I'm pretty much addicted to Chelsea.

After a very awkward encounter with some people at her apartment I came back to my apartment and kept my roommate up for a while with some stories and then hit the hay.

This morning my mom and aunt came around noon and we went to eat at Applebees and did some shopping for a little while and then they headed home so I could try to get more homework done (I think I have more than humanly possible.) After doing some more homework I decided I was going to go to the 8:00 show of "Spring Awakening" so I bought some tickets for that and while I was at it I bought some tickets for the "Lion King" in March.

I met my friend Jason and we headed to Wharton for the show. I recommend "Spring Awakening" to EVERYONE. I put a quick clip of one song as the title so check that out and then definitely browse around to find more... totally worth it! The show was amazing awesome and done fantabulously (real words just can't express it.) Go see it if you get then chance if not, just experience it as much as you can!

Now I'm just sitting in my apartment watching TV, I feel like this weekend has gone on forever! And it's still going strong. OOOO before I forget I found this online and it sums up my life for the past few days.

It has been tortuous staying true to my Lenten duties. Tough times.

Okay I have been rambling a lot. Enough. Adios.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Space

I went to see Pink Panther 2 tonight... and Steve Martin can make the dumbest things funny. There were only 3 people in the entire theatre, me my friend and some random old guy.

On a more serious note I played basketball earlier and my legs are killing me! I'm so out of shape it becoming a problem. That probably factored into my decision of... get ready... big news coming...

GIVING UP ICE CREAM FOR LENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now for those who don't know me personally you are probably thinking, "Was the caps and exclamations necessary?" But if anyone does know me they also know that I probably eat more ice cream than actual food. I just finished off the last of my ice cream in the freezer and in 2 minutes I will be off the stuff for 40 days! The hardest part of this is that McDonalds has Shamrock shakes right now, I'm going to have to skip them for the year. Luckily I had one last week. Oh man... I'm getting a little worried already, I guess we shall see.

I might go see "Spring Awakening" on Sunday which I am pretty pumped if I can. Also they just announced the tour dates for the No Doubt/Paramore tour... which I am probably about as excited as can be about.

I didn't do much else today, but the title song is from Something Corporate. I really wanted to put up "I Won't Make You" but I couldn't find the video, so go try to find that. Andrew, the singer/pianist/end all be all in Something Corporate is also the singer/pianist/end all be all of Jack's Mannequin, so if he sounds familiar that's why.

Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Afterlife

Title song: Afterlife by Avenged Sevenfold, wait for the chorus, best part!

Found this stumbling around. Why is the stumble feature on Firefox so great?! Nothing really happened in my life today, except the massive amount of things I found during stumble. Next one coming your way in 3-2-1-


This just reminded me of a story from my childhood. It was such a traumatic event! So I live in the tiny, tiny town of Paw Paw on a farm with something like 15 acres. When I was a child I had tons of cats and dogs, mostly because my mom couldn't say no. So one day we are driving and see a sign saying "Free Pigs" the farmer was giving away the pigs because they were runts. So my mom lets me take two runts and I proceed to name them Arnold and Sebastian. After a while we couldn't keep them at our house because they were just getting out of control. So we put them at our friends farm down the road with his other pigs and cows. I would go over every morning and feed them and play with them, we were very close. So, long story short, I wake up and get ready to go see my pigs, I get dressed have some breakfast and then my grandma goes "Jeanette, you can't go see your pigs today." I of course don't understand and go "huh?" She then informs me that the bacon we just consumed was in fact Arnold and Sebastian... and now Jeanette does NOT eat pigs!

WHO DOES THAT?!?!?! I still get sad thinking about it!

What else did I find today... let's see...



This just reminded me of my post the other day and made me want to give another shout out to my best friend Alison! No matter how much drama other people continue to cause, or how many bitchy, snide comments I get from the rest of the world Alison is always there. And I pray to God everyday that that never changes.

So if you haven't told your best friend in a while, tell them now!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Living Room

FINALLY! I have made a Tegan & Sara song my title. It took way too long I know... I was waiting for the appropriate moment, which came when I was writing in my living room. So click on the title and enjoy.

Yesterday I did a whole lot of nothing. Played some more Harry Potter Scene It, did some homework and watched "My Best Friends Girl." That movie was horrible, at least in my opinion. There have been NO Dane Cook movies that were good, which is sad because his stand-up is good, soooo disappointing.

Today there was a men's basketball game, and it was great. For those of you not familiar with Michigan State University basketball it is pretty intense. There are technically two student sections, one way the eff up in the nosebleed and one right on the court, they cost the same amount so of course everyone wants to sit in the good section. In order to sit in the lower bowl you have to complete a 24 hour stay outside on a field with a couple other hundred people. The camp outs are not always scheduled in the warmest of conditions so sometimes they are a little sucky.

Anyways, sitting in the Izzone is totally worth it, especially on games like today because there was so much emotion. The refs were horrible for a majority of the game and for a while it seemed like it wasn't going to go our way. But the last 8 minutes were amazing. Plus at half time they brought back the '79 team to honor them, so Magic Johnson was there. Great day when we win.

Since then I have been playing Scrabble on Facebook, I'm addicted, and I'm not even that good. Well, the Oscars are about to start and then I'm going to hang out at the Peanut Barrel with some friends.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

How I Could Just Kill A Man

Today was a pretty descent day as far as days go. Skippd class and slept in which was awesome and much needed after the horrendus Thursday of classes I had. I was at the Engineering Building from 8:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. As soon as I left the EB I went to the womens bball game because my friend plays and I have been a horrible fan this year, so I am trying harder. The game was awesome because they won against Michigan which is always a good time.

After the game we made a Target run and then I went out to Crunchy's to visit a friend who graduated and another friend from Canada. Karaoke was atrocious as always, but super entertaining. And then I feel asleep immediately upon my head hitting the pillow.

When I woke up today I got ready and went out to Best Buy and Target again (it's a problem... I'm well aware.) My old roommate came over and we watched "Baby Mama" because she has never seen it, and I'm always down for some Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. After the movie Erin and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings, how can they do so many things with chicken?!?!?! Amazing! Then we made a quick stop at Barnes and Noble, because really, how can you not? They had some games on discount and I got Harry Potter Scene It for like 12 dollars. Great buy!

We came back to the apartment and watched an episode of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" which if you haven't watched it ever do it right now! RIGHT NOW! If you are just starting you can get some great laughs out of these episodes: Hundred Dollar Baby, Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire, Dee Dates a Retarded Person, and Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare. Actually all of them are amazing, so do it immediately... they have some episodes on FX.com.

After "It's Always Sunny" we played some Harry Potter Scene It! Erin won the first game, I got the second win. Allyssa came over and we watched a lot online clips and just sat around. Today we also found out Bo Burnham was going to come perform at State so we bought tickets to that. And if you haven't heard of Bo Burnham you should go youtube him! And you should definitely try to keep up with things, geez!

Allyssa and I went to see "Madea Goes to Jail" after much convincing on her part, I didn't think I wanted to spend $7.50 to go see it. I'm so glad that I did because it was probably the funniest movie I have seen in a while. Soooo go see that as well! haha so many suggestions today.

Enough about my Friday, how was yours?

Jeanette


edit: As if this post needed to be longer, but the title song is by Charlotte Sometimes, very awesome girl, talked to her after several shows and she's very down to Earth. Soooo check it out! This post has a very large number of things to check out.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Geronimo


Man... I am stumbling all over these little sayings lately, maybe it's a sign? After reading this I got to thinking about who I don't need in my life, and who I need more than ever.

Usually I don't ever really dislike people (with a few exceptions... I mean, no one gets along with everyone.) However, certain people just push my figurative buttons some days. It drives me crazy when people say they have such a hard life, or their life sucks. Compared to what our lives would have been like had we not had the benefits growing up in America gave us, our lives are amazing and should be cherished even if we fall on some bad luck.

I had it great during my toddler years and through a series of unfortunate events the majority of my child years were spent acting and living like an adult. However, I am not one to talk about this, out of everyone in the world I think probably only 2 people know exactly what I went through, my mom (because she went through even harder times) and my best friend since kindergarten Alison (she's the only person I've ever felt wouldn't look down on me if I told her all of the things I tried to cover up from the rest of the world.) To this day I wonder if I will ever feel that comfortable with another person to just tell them who exactly I was and what my mother and I went through.

But like the quote says, you need to find those people in your life. My mom has always been my best friend, being the only child of a single mother can do that. And I know that I can do whatever I want and she will unconditionally support me. And with Alison, no matter how long we don't talk to each other the moment we are together it's like we've never been apart. There are so many inside jokes it's getting to the point people won't hang around with us because they don't understand when we say one word and start cracking up like hyenas (I never really understood that saying... not sure why I used it.) We always joke that our prospective husbands are going to be mad when our bridesmaids speeches are all "remember when..." stories.

I am making a conscious decision here and now to cut out those people who bring me down and find more people I can just relate and be me with. Let's see where this takes me.

Jeanette

P.S. Sorry about the super intro-spective topic... not usually my thing, but once in a while the mood to change strikes me and gets me thinking.

P.P.S. Title song, Geronimo by Phantom Planet (usually only known for "California" (The OC theme song) but trust me this song is better.)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Duality

First things first, title song = super catchy, almost to the point I get annoyed when it always gets stuck in my head, but I love me some Bayside. Soooo good luck with that.

Secondly, I found this stumbling around and it really caught my attention:
My life is nothing if not out of my control lately and I am having a hard time of trying to go with the way things are. I usually always have a handle on what's going on in my life and the last few weeks have really got me thinking. So this image goes out to all of those in the same position needing the same words of encouragement.

I feel like no matter what situation somebody is in or how their life is going the winter-spring change is the most turbulent/crazy/out of control time of the year. Not that this has happened to me lately but it always seems like everyone breaks up around this time of year. "Ummm babe... I don't know how to say this but the weathers changing and ummmm... I no longer want to date you. mmmkay? peace!" (That was a completely ridiculous statement that would never be muttered, it just got out of control once I got going.)

My headphones broke the other day, so now I'm stuck walking around listening with one ear to greatness and with the other some sorority girl walking around talking about how much she loves her uggs (ugh). I need to go to Target and get some new ones or I might go crazy and throw some innocent girls shoes in the Red Cedar.

I've got a question for all you fellow bloggers how does everyone get so many comments? Not that I need them, but a girl can't help but love comments (imagine me with the most innocent, adorable, can't say no to look on my face right now.)

Okay I'm rambling, I think for everyones sake it's best if I call it a night.

Peas, Jeanette


P.S. If you haven't listened to the Alanis cover below, do it! now!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

You Outta Know

As it is Singles Awareness Day and I am becoming more and more aware of my single-ness I felt that some good old fashion Alanis was a good representation of my feelings haha. But instead of going with Alanis I decided to go with a cover by The Killing Moon. I personally like it better than the original (you have no idea how tempted I was to write "orig"). Also if you dig cover songs check out any of the "Punk goes.." series (Punk Goes Pop, Punk Goes 90's, Punk Goes 80's, etc)

Anywho... last night I went out to a little burger joint/bar called Crunchy's with my friends Jason, Meagan, Ashley, and Brett. We had to wait in line which was ridiculous, but whatever. We had a few drinks to drown out the horrible karaoke that was going on (read: 4 drinks in an hour). Needless to say I was loving life haha. I also saw a bunch of friends there, I love that about Michigan State; it's big (40,000+ students) but it always seems small I feel like I always see people I know.

At around midnight we called my roommate to come pick us up because it started snowing again. When we got back to my apartment we played about 3 games of beer pong, which was a horrible decision haha. I woke up around noon today and have proceeded to be very unproductive (read: done absolutely nothing). Well I did finish "Hello Vodka, Are You There, It's Me Chelsea" which is a great book I recommend to everybody. I pretty much love Chelsea Handler haha.

I also bought some things in honor of Single Awareness Day courtesy of Vickie Benzie (my mom). Delias has a sweet sale on right now. Here are my purchases:
Both were only $14.99 each, go Delias! I love clearances they are the greatest I pretty much do all my shopping from the sale sections.

Well I'm going to do homework and get ready for SNL with Alec Baldwin I heart him.

BYEEEE, Jeanette

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Setting Up Sunday

Title song: Setting up Sunday by Meg & Dia... check it out immediately as it is extremely amazing. (read: I listened to their cd so many times I think I can perform the entire thing verbatim, with no music. That is, if I had any singing talent at all. It's just burned in my memory.) I told my friends sister about them 3 years ago and she never really got into them and then last year she tells me "Dude, Jeanette, I've been listening to Meg & Dia all the time." So save yourself the two years and just listen to them now :) And listen to more than just song, because they are all great, there I go enabling again.

Last night in hopes of keeping my mind occupied so I don't just sit and think I went with my friend Ashley to see "Coraline" All I have to say is that I am still pretty disturbed. It was so creepy, I should probably preface by saying I had pretty much no idea what it was about going into it. I just knew I loved "Nightmare Before Christmas" haha. However, this movie was more disturbing than I remember that ever being as a child. But it was a great movie, definitely worth the money!

Well that was pretty much all I had to talk about. Good thing too, I have to go pack a bag so I can go to the visitation and funeral. suckyyyyyyy.

Jeanette

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Taste Of Ink

Sorry about the not posting, I haven't done much lately worth writing about. The weekend was spent doing pretty much nothing. On Saturday I spent the day driving, I drove home to my great g-ma's birthday. I also went to dinner with my mom and saw Slumdog Millionaire (veryyy good). Then I drove back and tried to get some sleep. Sunday I spent the day trying to catch up on everything I didn't do the rest of the weekend. I still need to finish studying for my Soils test tomorrow which I'm very afraid of.

I think tonight I'm going to play basketball tonight since I could use the distraction. I found this website today www.fmylife.com it's pretty entertaining haha. Today a reporter for the State News found my blog about Kevin and asked me to comment for a story, but I don't feel comfortable doing that because he was a friend of mine, but there are plenty of other friends (read: closer friends) they could be talking to.

I promise I'll be a better blogger soon. Jeanette

Friday, February 6, 2009

No music for today.

Talk about the worst week of all time, today started off good, I had a test which I think I did good on then I walked back and hung out with the roomies for a while. At about 3:15 my roommate Erin went with some friends to the Peanut Barrel and I decided to take a nap. When I woke up at 5:30 I texted Erin because she still wasn't home and a little while later she called me. I was walking by a busy street so the first time she said "Kevin died" I didn't really hear her.

Once I finally got what she was saying I felt like I went into a state of shock. I mean with my Uncle Petey he was not in great health and he had lived a strong life, I expected it. With Kevin I could have never in my wildest dreams imagined anything like that happening. Kevin was 21 and never had any major health concerns. He'd been feeling tired for a few days but that's all, and we are in college, that's pretty normal.

It's surreal, it makes you just think about everything, like... ahhhh I can't even express it. It's even weirder because we have all been talking about him over the last few days. Erin had asked her friend what Kevin was doing because she hadn't seen or talked to him in a while. And last night while we were watching Nick and Norah's we were talking about him because Kevin ALWAYS called me Norah.

I can't even imagine not getting the mass texts he would send out of movie quotes and song lyrics, sometimes at 5:30 a.m. Or having him IM me with video clips of backstreet boys songs with Disney clips in the background. The clip I linked to the title is the last clip he posted on my facebook wall (of course it was Nick and Norah's :) ) It's only 10:49 and I feel like I've been awake for days.

Kevin lived at a house with 9 other guys and we went over there once Erin told us and there were about 20 people, students and parents just sitting around, awkward silences. The parents then started calling around asking if people should get tested for meningitis, I guess they are just being safe, but he didn't have any of the symptoms.

............ adequate words are not even coming to me.

I just don't understand, I mean he was just about to graduate, it was his last semester here! His brother just wrote on his facebook wall this afternoon about their plans for the weekend. Kevin had everything going for him and it was all just taken away.



This was from Halloween, Kevin put so much thought into his Halloween costume, he loved having an great costume...

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. (The only quote on his facebook. )

Well Kevin you did it right, everyone misses you already!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Moscow Never Sleeps

Short post tonight because I'm about to pass out.

Just watched "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" for the bazillionth time (exaggerate much?) But it was the first time I watched it on dvd! haha

If you haven't seen it I recommend it. A lot of the people I know who has seen it compare me to Norah, so I guess it will give you a general idea of my personality... maybe. Whatevs.

So ready for the weekend... oh and for those of you wondering I did make it to Meijer for the 5th annual Thursday night Meijer run. :)

Solllliiiiidddddd, Jeanette

P.S. the title song is a song on at every club in Russia at pretty much all times along with other various techno songs.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hallelujah

It was a big decision on which version of this song to post. Ultimately I decided against the Jeff Buckley version because I feel like most people know it. If you don't know it I am sad for you and definitely look that up. Know let's focus on Kate Voegele, for those of you who don't watch One Tree Hill she has a running charterer arc as Mia, an artist signed to Peyton's record label. Seeing her on One Tree Hill led me to look up her story, and then download her music. It's all good, click around youtube for some other stuff (there will probably be a lot of One Tree Hill clips, and yes Kevin Federline played her boyfriend.)

Anywho, One Tree Hill is a horrible addiction. So are energy drinks... I've been trying not to drink them so much, but today I was riding the struggle bus as far as staying awake goes and I gave in. I only drink red Amps so I had to wander around and find one and proceeded to act as if the cherry deliciousness was oxygen. Good thing I got it to otherwise I would have feel asleep drooling all over my Structures notes.

Oh, I almost forgot I was going to ask a serious question haha. Do you think it's normal for a person to be in a fabulous mood one night and the next day be the most stand offish person on the planet. I experience someone else doing this about once or twice a month. One night were laughing and the next day you'd think I killed their dog or something by how they are treating me. Now by no means am I a cheery person everyday, but I try my hardest even on my worst days to treat everybody like a human instead of a piece of shit.

The even sadder part of this whole situation is they are a good friend and I'm too non-confrontational to say anything, I always think of things to say but never say them. Ahhhh I wish he could say something.

Well I'm not paying much attention right now because I'm watching the men's basketball game and they are dominating.

пока!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

When I Get Home, You're So Dead

*****NEWSFLASH*****

Jeanette Benzie is out of shape, I have the resilience of a cheesecake (coincidence? I think not.) I went to play inter-mural basketball earlier and it was rough to say the least, at least I still have my great 3-point shot. I just don't have the ability to run back and forth and back and forth without gasping for breath like a old woman who just ran 80 flights of stairs. Our team lost pretty badly, but it was still a blasty-blast.

I am by some miracle caught up on my homework for tonight so we spent the evening watching American Idol and Scrubs, and now I'm about to watch Nip/Tuck. Exciting I know, don't be too jealous, I ate about 2/3 of the funfetti brownies we made last night which I am not proud of.

Before I forget the title song is by Mayday Parade, AKA the band one of my future husbands sings for. (read: I have met him but have not professed my love for one Derek Sanders.) Any who, take a listen and as always let me know what you think.

Does anyone ever just wish more people would read your blog, because I do haha. Oh I've been meaning to ask if anyone is watching the funny videos I posted on the right and if I should post more, or just leave em as is.

Well I should get some sleep in case I make the 8 hour round trip to my Uncle Petey's visitation tomorrow, I don't think it's going to happen, but I already feel guilty just thinking about missing it.

Alrighty, I'm out.

Jeanette

Monday, February 2, 2009

Here We Go Again (Acoustic)

Okay, in all seriousness guys, Paramore (featured in todays title) is my favorite band of ALL time, EVER. And I know some of you are thinking, is Jeanette in fact 21, or is she a 15 year old teeny bopper. And to answer your question, I am 21 (good news!) I have loved Paramore since I first saw them back in 2004, since then I have been to 5 concerts since then (read: that number would be much higher if they came to Michigan more often.) When I saw them back in '05 I was in awe, the entire band with the exception of one is 21 and under, which makes me admire them that much more.

I have tried resisting putting a link to them up because I'm afraid now that I've started I won't be able to stop. Along those same lines, if anyone reading this does not have the cd I would be happy to burn and ship them to you, or better yet, just go support them by buying it! Anyways, today is the day I post a video because I am feeling more frazzled (read: indescribable feelings, and not in a good way) than ever today and watched the entire Paramore concert dvd to cheer me up, which it did for a little while, hence the video link... so check it out!

Whew now that that whole ad for Paramore is done I shall move on to the rest of my life.

If you are Jeanette you might be angry/sad about the following:

1. Damn Steelers.
2. Your Uncle Petey died, and you miss him.
3. Your online course is the most unorganized piece of junk ever.
4. Not enough free washers to do all your laundry at the same time.
5. If you hear "Let it Rock" one more time you're going to flip.
6. You have homework due, tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
7. You need new jeans, but you are a broke college student.
8. In the process of fixing a broken string on your guitar, you broke a peg.
9. You have no food in your cupboards.
10. Your shoes are covered in salt from walking around outside for the past month.

That pretty much sums up my life at the moment, I only have Paramore to comfort me which reminds me 11. You are thinking you are never going to date again.

Hopefully your days are much less annoying, saddening.

Much love, Jeanette