Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kings and Queens of Promise

Jared Leto is almost too hot, I could just look at him all day... sorry zoned out for a second just looking at him haha. Here's a little Thanksgiving gift for all my Blogger ladies.

Anyways, I hope you all had an amazing holiday! I spent my week catching up with friends, it's so weird going home. I went to the bar for drinks Wednesday night and it was a Paw Paw High School reunion, now don't get me wrong, I loved growing up in Paw Paw, but I'm definitely over it and about 90% of the people I went to school with. Thanksgiving dinner was great, watched the Lions game and did some homework while hanging out with the family.

I probably should've taken a nap but I didn't really get tired after eating (guess I didn't eat enough turkey, eh?) I spent the night watching a Ghost Whisperer marathon until Alison came over around 11. Once she got there we watched a bunch of YouTube videos to pass the time until 2:30 a.m. when we left to start our Black Friday shopping tradition. We left at 2:30 and I was back in bed by 10:00 a.m. we're so incredibly skilled. Here's a summary of everywhere we went:

Kohls, Target, Office Depot, Best Buy, the Mall, and Art Van (free fake snuggies for the first 100 people... oh yeahhhh).

I didn't wake up until 4:00 p.m. I grabbed some food and packed up my car. I went to help my mom out and worked at the movie theatre until it started, once it started I took my popcorn and headed upstairs to watch the movie. The movie playing was the new Christmas Carol, it was a lot creepier than I expected! I wouldn't take a kid to it, I however, enjoyed it. After the movie was done I filled up my tank and headed back to East Lansing.

It was pretty dead here, and still is, but I've managed to get a lot done so that's good. All in all a great break, I'm about to finish it up my break with a group meeting, exciting I know. Does anyone else feel extremely unprepared for the new year?!?!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Do Better

Sorry it's been a while... again. Do you ever get the feeling everything is just hitting you at once? That has been my life lately. I can't even remember everything that has gone down since last Thursday but let me see if I can do the highlights. Friday night after class got out I headed home to go to Tyne's bachelorette party... I'm a bridesmaid in her wedding on December 18th. So many hilarious things went down, as I'm sure you can imagine. Here's the best of the best:

1) Tyne wearing underwear on her head throughout dinner.
2) Tyne running up to the 15 ft santa yelling "I'm gonna grab his balls" while families walked around haha.
3) Her asking the bouncer who looked like Chris Daughtry for his autograph.
4) Her getting kicked out of not one, but 2 bars.
5) Her approximate drink total (I wasn't around her all night) 2 cosmos, 1 martini, 4 shots, 7 cranberry vodkas.
6) "Jeaneffe, do nov poosg fach picturesh... faceboocc" Translation: "Jeanette, don't post fat pictures on Facebook"

As you can see it was a great Friday night. Saturday afternoon however was not so good. My cousin had called earlier in the week to tell me that our great grandma had been given 2-5 days to live so Saturday I stopped over to see her. She was always a tiny person, like 5'2" tallest, but when I went to visit my great aunt Louise said she weighed less than 69 pounds and she obviously wasn't talking or anything, it's always tough to see someone like that. So I said my goodbyes and headed back to East Lansing, and sometime during the hour and 15 minutes it took to drive home she passed away. At least she's at peace now. She lived a great live:

Mary Amelia Brand, 97 years old, 4 children, 16 grand kids, 14 great grand kids, 4 great great grand kids.

So I went back up for classes and tests Monday and then headed home again yesterday to attend the funeral and whatnot. After the reception I went to see Blindside I probably would have cried had I not spent all day crying. It was your typical feel good, warm the heart, sports movie. I love Sandra Bullock, I believe I said it before but she can do no wrong in my book.

Today I found out that after December 9th Glee will be on hiatus until April 13th because of American Idol... I have NEVER been so pissed at American Idol haha. Now I really have a good reason to start watching Modern Family because Glee was keeping me from watching it.

Anyways tomorrow is Slapsgiving (Never again will I call it Thanksgiving, thank you HIMYM) I'm so excited for food and Black Friday shopping. My best friend Alison and I always go out at 3 a.m. for shopping. Good times. What else... oh the title song is by Say Anything, I love them. Oh and thanks everyone for checking out my first article on EGB!

If you get that comic then we're on the same page haha.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Let's Go To The Mall

Well hello there, it's been a while but I have a few good things to report. I'm happy to say that I am done with my GRE and while I didn't do as good as I wanted to do everyone keeps telling me I did great (530 verbal, 650 math) I can't believe I blew math ugh. That puts me at 1180 which isn't near the average of the schools I applied to. But enough on that, I'm over it. In order to cheer me up I watched some of one of my favorite television shows of all time, which leads to the title video. So if you love HIMYM and Robin check out the Robin Sparkles video.

On another note I have some great news, I mentioned a few posts ago that i might have some exciting news and whadaya know it turns out I do! For a while I have followed Every Girl Blog for a while now, I found the articles and all the contributors great. I think I initially started following a contributor... Danielle maybe... on Twitter. Anyways, for a while I've been thinking of asking to be a contributor and I finally did!! I passed the test and I'm now a contributor!!! You can click here for my first article. I'm so excited!!!

Anyway, Thursday night television is the greatest... Parks and Rec, The Office, 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny In Philly. After all those were over, we watched some Star Trek, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother. All in all the day took a turn for the better when I sat down and relaxed. Now I am regretting this because I have a test to study for. I'm ready for break! Luckily I get a mini break tomorrow at a Bachelorette Party, I say mini break because I volunteered to DD but this is fine by me because of said test I have to study for.

Hope everyone is having a good day. One last thought, can we talk about how great "The Wedding Singer" is?!?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying

This is a summary post of what I've done until I have time to post something real.

-Went to my friend Allyssa's basketball game, then out with her family for dinner afterwards.
-Out to the bar, then to a friends for beer pong.
-Went to see Men Who Stare At Goats, was pretty funny, I love Ewan.
-Loving the Michigan weather right now.
-Playing some guitar.
-Mom visited for dinner.
-Took a few tests.
-Applied to grad schools, studied for GRE.
-Played broomball and only got slightly injured.
-Beat the entire Beatles Rock Band game in one very long sitting with Jessica.
-Saw 2012, pretty typical end of the world movie, great effects though, descent flick.
-Watched a few too many Lifetime movies.
-And hopefully watch the meteor shower tonight.

That's it on my end, hope your weeks are going well!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One Hundred Times

Guess what today is?!?!?! It's my one hundredth post!!!! I was about to post this weekend real fast and I decided that I would wait and actually put some thought into it. As I was trying to think about something awesome to do I decided to just copy Mr. O and his musically themed 100th post. For my 100th post I'm going to talk about my top 10 followers and songs that remind me of them. So without further ado...

1. Mr.O : Since I stole his idea I decided to start with him. Mr. O hasn't been around since the beginning but he's more than made up for it. He leaves great comments and his blog isn't too bad either. I probably love it so much since it's strongly based on music as is mine. Mr. O and I have since taken our love for music to the next step and exchanged phone numbers, we often text about concerts and whatnot. If that doesn't make him awesome enough for you get this, he has a show on the radio. AND if that isn't enough he even let me make a set list once. Basically... he's one of the coolest dudes you'll find in the blogging world. I happen to know that his favorite band is Taking Back Sunday so obviously I had to go with one of their songs, I've been digging this video lately, so I went with:

2. ____J: How did I come across good 'ol Jamie's blog you ask? Well since you are so interested to know. Mr. O is actually the cause, you see Jamie is Mr. O's best friend. Now we are pretty much bffs, Facebook, texting, you name it. She also has great taste in music, I pretty much knew we would be blogger friends when she expressed her mutual love for Tegan and Sara. Her blog is great definitely check it out. Because we both love Tegan and Sara (and because I can play this on guitar) for her:

3. Lola Lakely: Sticking with the people who know Mr. O theme, next on my list of favorite followers (which is in no particular order) is Ms. Lola Lakely. She also has an awesome taste in music, which I know because she has been shooting me suggestions for bands to check out. But more important than that she is hilarious! I would venture to say her blog is one of the most laugh out loud blogs I read on a regular basis. She often has guest bloggers and even they are hilarious it's pure craziness! I bet at least Mr. O could've predicted a Muse song headed Lola's way, not just any Muse song... one of my favorites:

4. Ana From Far Away: Ana's blog is an amazing place to find inspiration and put yourself in a happy mood. She is always writing about finding the best in any given weird/unhappy situation. She is also a great follower, so I recommend you hit up her blog if you haven't already. Because Ana always puts me in a good mood she gets a song by Amy McDonald that I think she will approve of.

5. A Million Miles From Everywhere: I don't quite remember when or how we started following each other but I do know I'm glad it happened. While I'm not always the best commenter... I tend to forget sometimes... she always sticks with me. Commenting and keeping up the great posts. So for her some old school Fall Out Boy:

6. Jenni: Jenni is a great follower and a great blogger, she always posts interesting things. Not only that she is my in state "rival" she is a U of M fan and I am a MSU fan (obviously). But it's all in good fun and I have to stick with my people you know. I'm holding out on the day when I can have one of those awesome "I-met-a-blogger-friend-in-real-life" posts, I'm not giving up hope. For Jenni one of the bests songs that mentions Michigan (not many to pick from):

7. Just Add Walter: Just Add Walter is probably one of the busiest bloggers I know. She is blogging all the time with hilarious stories and tons of awesome contests (I have yet to win one, but I'll keep trying). Her last post about a incident involving Dr. Pepper had tears literally streaming down my face from laughing. Fun fact Just Add Walter is from the South, which makes me slightly jealous. But I digress, the first song that came to my head was a little ditty by the eternal classic Cheap Trick:

8. For the Love of Pictures: I love this blog, and blogger for that matter. Not only does she post daily blogs with wonderful pictures, but she is so great she won a contest of mine! I like to think I can take interesting pictures now and then, but really I can't, not the case with FtLoP, the posts are wonderful. So my song choice:

9. FWB: Krystal has been with me right from the beginning, one of the first blogs I followed and one of my few early followers. Her blog posts are interesting and thought provoking AND she has an awesome dog (by awesome I mean I might steal it). She is another Tegan and Sara lover which pretty much means we are bffs as I've stated above. She also used to live in Michigan! Speaking of living she is prepping for a big move, BIG MOVE. So head over to her blog and check it out! For her I've decided on a song called Moving to Seattle because it's the closest I could come to moving to Switzerland:

10. Brent: Last but surely not least is a relatively new follower Brent! He is an aspiring screenwriter living in California (me=jealous). We've had a few convos about great television shows like How I Met Your Mother and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and he hooked me up with a site to watch the episode I missed last week. Also his Halloween costumes, yes costumes, were amazing. AND as if that weren't enough he is managing a great band. So head over to his site. As is evidence by his blog Brent is a great writer so for him a little Spitalfield:

So there you have it, I'd like to thank all my followers, not just the ones in this post and I hope I can keep doing something right to keep you guys around. I've made sure to link all of the mentioned blogger's sites so go check them out and make sure to check out all their songs (YouTube links for your convenience) Also check out the title song by Hit the Lights, I saw them this summer and they were awesome.

One last HUGE THANKS to everyone for sticking with me and helping me get to this point. You're all amazing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

You're So Last Summer

I'm totally getting two posts in this week, ohhhh yeah. What have I done, I feel like there was something. I couldn't have been lame all week could I have. OH WAIT... that's right, I went to see Anberlin/All American Rejects/ Taking Back Sunday on Tuesday. Yep, I'll give you a second to get over your jealousy, because you're only going to get more jealous as the post goes on. While you're getting over your jealousy check out the title song by Taking Back Sunday. Seeing them play it live renewed my love for the old TBS.

So concert was good. It was my second time seeing Anberlin, they played a free show here two years ago and they started the concert off with a bang. My friend was really only into All American Rejects but I saw him getting into Anberlin. There was a quick set change and AAR started they played a really good mix of old and new songs, and they played for almost an hour which was awesome. I was a little put off by Tyson's insistence on using the word fuck in every sentence but hey, what can you do. A ton of people took off after AAR played and the set change took forever but finally Taking Back Sunday started playing. The show was great. They played for just over and hour, took a request from a guy in the crowd, but oddly did not do an encore.

Here comes the part you're gonna be jealous of: My friend left right away because the concert went from 7:30-11:30, I decided to stick around and do my usual thing of meeting bands (I'm oddly lucky when it comes to that). First I headed over the what turned out to be the Anberlin bus, While there I met Joseph, Nathan, and Deon of Anberlin. They said Stephen wasn't coming out so I headed over to the other two buses.

Me, Joseph, Nathan, and Deon from Anberlin (I love me some Nathan!)

When I first got there security was shooing people away but I kind of just hung off to the side and eventually they went away. This is when I proceeded to go ahead and meet Tyson Ritter of AAR, the rest of the band was on the bus so I headed over to the TBS bus.

Me and Tyson Ritter (seemed pretty cracked out... but I like the peace tattoo in the web of his fingers)

All of the band was chilling outside except Adam so I talked with the rest of the band while waiting for him to come out. Everyone was really cool, they just hanging out talking about touring and stalkers, etc. Eventually Adam came out and I talked with him for a little bit. Now for those who don't know I talk music with Mr. O all the time so I know his favorite band is TBS, so I thought it'd be a nice little surprise to call him up and put him on the phone with Adam... and man, it turned out to be a great idea, Adam couldn't talk long because he was getting swarmed by fans, but it's the thought that counts right? So there you are all caught up on my life!

Top to Bottom: Me and Matt. Me, some random girl, someone I don't know, another Matt. And lastly... myself and Adam Lazzara.

So there you have it... that is how I spent my Tuesday!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thriller (cover)

Hello all, before you get all excited thinking I posted a MJ song it's just a cover, but a pretty awesome cover. It's a small band called Nineball and they are pretty legit, found the bassist on Twitter and off and on we will @reply about music, so check them out!

Anyways, it has been almost a week yet again. This year is flying by, so let me get you caught up real fast:
Tuesday: Worked on costumes and homework.
Wednesday: Finished Lolita good, but super creepy.
Thursday: Homework and Thursday night television.
Friday: The festivities began.

So Friday we were going to go out but it was raining and my roomies were having a rough time recovering from the night before so we decided to just stay in and have people over to so we didn't have to leave, ingenious I know. We got our sink full of candy ready (really, a sink full of candy!) and we all got in costumes. It was a pretty chill night, I didn't even drink we just played games and had a grand 'ol time.

On Saturday I was going to go to my friends Rugby game but we couldn't find it so I ended up doing a whole lot of nothing during the day except playing some Sporcle with the roommates and preparing for Halloween at 139 Stoddard Vol. 2.

Volume 2 was a HUGE success, we had a ton of friends show up, lots of drinking games and pictures, the usual Halloween stuff. Needless to say it was a great time and there are tons of pictures. If you'd like to see them all they are on Facebook and the link is above just friend me! But here is a teaser:

Here is the turtle clan!

My best friend in the whole wide world, Alison, visited!

Group photo: Tay, Me, My BFF Allyssa, Danny, Aaron and Danny's cousin David.

Good times were had by all, the group from the photo above played a pretty amazing game Thumper. Anyways, the time change threw me off a little I was playing beer pong until almost 3 which was really almost 4, but we had to do it big, we celebrated a 21st birthday! Happy Birthday to Jordan! I didn't have much recovery time today we had to clean up and then it was the first men's basketball game of the season, which they won of course. We are ranked #2 in the nation so it's super exciting.

Allyssa (from the above picture) just came over and brought Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, interrupted my writing. The movie was good... in my opinion Land Before Time will always be the animated dinosaur movie closest to my heart :) Now I'm sitting here deciding which book to read next and watching some Futurama. Enjoy this comic, I've got big things happening this week Taking Back Sunday/All American Rejects concert on Tuesday!