Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Day of My Life

So one reader of my blog, cough cough Mr. O cough cough, has something against Bright Eyes but he likes this video so I have done my best to spare him. I, on the other hand, Loveeeee me some Bright Eyes. So here you go.

I'm sure you are all dying to know what happened at the camp out and I am going to tell you. Rules of the camp out are that our tent has to be set up by 10:00 a.m. so we started packing up the car at 9 and got all set up and ready to go. Turns out Michigan decided we didn't need any weather or anything so we ended up spending the beginning of the camp out playing Euchre. By the end of the night we had played 13 games in total, my team winning 7 of them. Yep, that's how I roll, and this was just the beginning of my winning for the day, but more on that further on.

We went over to the ice arena to watch the game, which got pretty ugly pretty fast so we promptly left. I threw the good 'ol pigskin around for a while, better than most the kids on our football team I'm sure. The we all played Mad Gab for a while (of which I was on the winning team :)) At this point everyone was getting a little sleepy, minus Maria and I so we went to mosey around the area. We ended up by the inflatable obstacle course, which, as I'm sure you can guess, I won at. Not once, not twice, not three times, but four times! I'm so agile on the huge, thick skinned balloon you barely had time to be in awe.

After all that excitement we visited with some people and then played some Egyptian Rat Screw... which I won... three times in a row. Then I left to go play corn hole with some friends who were visiting the camp out. The two games of corn hole I played with them were my only losses of the evening. But it was alright because after they left I went and got Maria to play corn hole and I beat her not once, not twice, but three times (Seriously, it was a great night for me). After that we played some more Euchre and listened to Izzo talk then just hung out.

I tried going to bed at around 1:30 but wasn't tired so I read some then tried again. However some annoying kids were right behind me singing Backstreet Boys, which is all well and good, but not at 3:30 a.m. They finally stopped an hour later and I was like "great! I can go to bed" however, they immediately started talking. Now I'm aware that college guys aren't the most tactful or tasteful human beings, but they were being disgusting even for college guys. More disgusting sex situations than even I could handle, I mean really, we are in tents about 2 feet apart. And I was ignoring it just fine until they started talking about women's basketball, which led them to talking about my friend Allyssa. Luckily for them they stopped before I got up and punched every single one of them in the face.

I finally fell asleep about 5:30 a.m. only to be woken up at 7:00 a.m. by Coach Izzo with is damn bullhorn. We had the tent packed up by 7:45 a.m. back in bed by 8:00 a.m. All in all good times, only downfall is that now I think I'm sick, of course. But it was all worth it, and I can breathe a sigh of relief that I never have to do it again haha. Hope your weekend was just as great!

Oh and I plan on posting the stair incident video as soon as I get around to putting it on my computer haha.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Perspective

So I'm sitting here getting ready for Thursday night tv to start (SNL weekend update: Thursdays, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Community, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) I love all of them, especially It's Always Sunny haha. Anyways, I figured I better write today because this weekend I will be participating for the fourth time in the Izzone camp out. Which means I will probably also be getting sick for the fourth time. The campout is a requirement if you want to get basketball tickets in the lower bowl.

It's so great sitting right there practically on the floor, it's like being in the game. So the camp out starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and goes until 9 a.m. Sunday morning, with random checks throughout the day. It's not really all that bad, it's actually pretty fun hanging out with everyone until it gets dark and freezing outside. So that is my plan for the weekend, it should be awesome. Might hit up the comedy club tomorrow, who knows. Here is a picture of the campout from my sophomore year.

I'm somewhere in there. But yeah, just cause I know you all were extremely worried... only 17 days until the Paramore concert :) Who's excited and has two thumbs? This kid!

Have a great weekend! Oh and I've been in a Panic! at the Disco mode lately, enjoy the title song.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Feeling Sorry

Oh my gosh, I am in love with this song!! Paramore's new album got leaked yesterday and although I have it pre-ordered it won't get sent out until next week so I downloaded it and it's all I've been listening to. Mostly this song. It pretty much describes my hometown. I love it when you find a song you can just relate to, what songs do you guys relate to most?

Anyways, this weekend was great. My friend Kerry from MDoT this summer came to visit. Friday night Kerry, Courtney and I went to Peanut Barrel for long islands, they will only serve two because theirs are very strong so once we maxed out there we went down to Buffalo Wild Wings for margaritas and shots. Then we headed back to Courtney's sister's place for beer pong, all in all a great night.

Saturday during the day we didn't do much of anything. But Saturday night we had a party at our place. How was it you ask? It was a great night. You know it's a good party when not one, but two people fall down the basement stairs. Just so happens I caught one on video haha. It was great to get everyone together and just hang out. But needless to say I got very little done so now I've had to be team serious all starting Sunday. Which was especially difficult last night, I feel like every show was new last night; How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, One Tree Hill, Big Bang Theory. It was a pretty busy evening. Good thing I don't have class today. I do however have to go work on a group project, ugh.

Anyways, I'm going to attempt to blog about 2-3 times a week starting right now. Last order of business For The Love of Pictures gave me the Dragon Loyalty award. So check out her blogs for her awesome daily photographs.

The rules of the award are:
1. If you have a blog, post it on your blog with a link back to the site who gave it to you.
2. Pass it on.

There were more rules but that's how I role. So I'm going to pass it on to some loyal commenters:

4. Jenni @ Absent Minded
5. Krystal @ FWB

So there you have it, thanks to these loyal commenters for making me feel all warm and bubbly inside :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome Home

Hey dudes and dudettes, I've been patiently awaiting your arrival, sorry it's a little messy we have all been getting into the swing of things (read: we've all been a little lazy [read: I... I have been slacking a little]). Anyway, come on in, this is the living room I have sat in approximately 5 times most of those while I was drinking. But that there is my All American Rejects got milk poster.

And what's this you ask? that would be our mini Michigan State basketball hoop and our board of roomie pictures. Some of these fond memories include the New Years I threw up every 30 minutes for 12 hours and me dragging Maria despite her resistance into the living room.

This is another wall of our living room with Carrie there looking seductively into your eyes and the wall of Allyssa, for those who don't know my friend Allyssa is on the MSU women's team and so to show my support I have a poster from each year signed by her... however, that bottom one she signed while intoxicated. It says something like "I <3 Tay, and the Aarons, and G-ma J and one more... Ginger Ginger Chicken Finger." That is the definition of classy.

Here is our kitchen I spend as little time as possible in. I am not gifted in the culinary department. I pretty much stick to Pizza Rolls and Taquitos. It's a good thing I have a kind of active metabolism.

Now what you have all been waiting for, MY ROOM!! I know, exciting, exciting things going on. So that is clearly the bedding I chose after all the debating. Let's see, what else, the bandana above the window is from the running of the bulls in Pamplona, my sweet sparkly lamps, some more pictures and tickets to random sporting events, the eiffel tower and whatnot. Doesn't my bed just look like the comfiest thing in the world... don't worry, you aren't imagining it, it really is.

And here is the view from my bed, that is my television where the roomies and I spend quality time watching movies and whatnot. I like to confuse people who come in my room by portraying badass with the Wanted poster and softie with the Phantom of the Opera poster. I like to keep my guests on their toes, do you feel confused? Good, that's how I roll.

Here is my desk where I do everything but homework. I actually do my homework sitting on my bed, because you know I like to have good posture. My calender actually has events on it so you are witnessing a rare event.

I know all of you (read: non-dudes) are always interested in the closet area of other non-dudes. So there it is, it is in fact color coordinated... sort of. I would say about 50% of the closet is band t-shirts. I have probably a few too many of those.

Here is a close up of above my desk. I just wanted to point this out because the board on the left is covered in concert tickets. Yes. Some would say too many, I would say not enough. Also note the middle picture on the right board, it features a bite-size Jeanette and my bite-sized best friend Alison. We were adorable.

I realized not that visible in the other picture was my sparkly pink guitar. You're welcome. Can I play you ask? I mean, it's debatable haha, I say yes, my roommates beg to differ.

I know you have all read me write about how many movies I have and here is the moment you've all been waiting for, the movie collection. Also my box sets, you can't really tell but the Twilight books are still in the plastic wrap. I'd read them all before the movie and purchased my own copies finally. Then we saw the movie and I have been too bitter since then to read the books again haha. Oh and there is my hat.

I don't really have a favorite movie row because they are in alphabetical order, courtesy of Maria.

So after all of those movies we move on to television series. I have every season of 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Dinosaurs, Freaks and Geeks, Gilmore Girls, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Kath & Kim, The Office, One Tree Hill, Reno 911, Samantha Who?, and Veronica Mars. Well I'm missing a few Reno 911, but I'm working on it as quickly as I can.

I am also missing a favorite book row because those are also alphabetized by Maria. This picture is missing a few because I loaned a friend both Chelsea Handler books. Anyways, I've read approximately zero pages since I've been at school that didn't involve steel structures.

I thought to end this post I would show you something you guys might remember. Looky there, my dog who goes by several names, I believe Ugly was a suggestion. Only now he's wearing a sorting hat! Also in this picture, my Wii, my shot glass collection, my Russian flask, and other random things.

So there you have it. That's the standard tour. I wish Tegan and Sara would come take the tour... Is that weird. Anyways, who's down for some ice cream and Rock Band or Mario Party, whichever works.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Alright, I'm not gonna lie... I want to BE Britney Spears right about now. I went to her show on Tuesday and I am just gonna throw it out there... she is most definitely back. I obviously grew up with Britney. To me it's always been Brit Brit... Christina is alright, and has a great voice, but she is not as great of a PERFORMER as Britney. At the concert they played this montage of all her videos and my roommate said "If I was Britney, I would watch that video over and over and be like 'Damn I'm good'" Anyways, I thought I'd go with my favorite Britney song every as the title video seeing as she didn't play it at the concert. She did do a pretty awesome cover of Alanis Morrisette "You Outta Know" though, that was awesome.

Yes, yes that is Britney riding on a swing made of men. Like I said... she's back.

Other than that concert I've just been doing homework and hanging out with as many people as I can. Oh my gosh today while tailgating I saw the cutest French Bulldog, which is one of the breeds I'm looking into for my first puppy, and I almost considered running away with him. I then decided that I was neither fast enough nor mean enough to take the dudes dog. His name was Leonidas though, which is a great name for a Spartan pup.

Did I mention I love puppies... and kittens... and any other baby animal. Also I love the new Used cd. Fabulous. Has anyone seen Final Destination in 3D? Is it worth going to?

I am quickly running out of comics. No good.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I've Got You (When I Get Up)

Annnnddd I'm back. I'm kind of starting to get into the whole school routine, and when I say kind of I mean that I'm still adjusting haha. I am almost jumping out of my skin waiting for this Britney concert, only 3 more days! Speaking of concerts... I wasn't going to go to the Paramore fall tour, what with they number of times I've seen them and the fact that one of those was just a few short months ago. That being said, my friend Cara came over the other day and I gave her a few c.d.'s (Charlotte Sometimes, both Paramore, and Rocket to The Moon). The very next day I received a text informing me she had a huge lesbian crush on Charlotte Sometimes. I then jokingly asked if she wanted to go to the Paramore concert and she did. So guess who's seeing Paramore October 11th? This kid *points at self*

Other than that though I have been just getting adjusted to my classes like I said. I have 17 credits which kind of sucks, but whatever. I only have classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but because of that I have classes all day on Monday and Wednesday.

The other night I played the most intense game of Mario Party ever. Imagine MMA mixed with Wii playing and you have pretty much imagined our game of Mario Party. It was pretty awesome. OH! And MSU won their first game! They showed up to play and it rocked, can't wait for the rest of the season. We decided it would be a good idea to play beer pong Friday night and that turned out to be a horrible decision before an early morning tailgate, but good news I'm still alive, so Go Green!

I am super excited about new c.d.'s, as is Mr. O, obviously I'm most excited for Paramore's new album, but right after that I'm most excited for Tegan and Sara's "Sainthood". So check out the title song. Probably one of my favorite Tegan and Sara songs ever, and that is saying A LOT. Alright, I'll be back with a Britney post soon, and a Welcome to my house post.