Sunday, May 9, 2010

Crazy Eight Tag!

First off, Happy Mother's Day, yaya!!!! What a special day to celebrate our wonderful mothers!!

I loved everyones Crazy 8 post, so I decided to do one myself!!

8 TV Shows I Like to Watch:
1. GOSSIP GIRL - My absolute favorite, rarely miss it.
2. General Hospital - Yes, a soap! My mom and I LOVE it!
3. The Real Housewives - Sucked into every season!
4. The City - I love Olivia's style and have always loved Whitney!
5. Martha Stewart Show - My new year's resolution last year was to become Martha!
6. SEX AND THE CITY - My all time favorite show. Charlotte and I have way too much in common!
7. Law and Order
8. Dawson's Creek - I have all of the seasons and love watching before bed.

8 Favorite Places to Eat and Drink:
1. Lou Malnati's - Delicious Chicago pizza! A family favorite.
2. Panera
3. Jason's Deli
4. Bargo's Bar - My Thursday go-to bar at school!
5. Nonno Silvia's - An neighborhood Italian restaurant
6. Jimmy John's - We ordered it way too much at school!
7. Coco's - My absolute favvvv for breakfast. It's right near our AZ house and has DIVINEE cinnamon swirl french toast.
8. Cheescake Factory

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. My Dayton besties coming to visit me in 2 days!! I am SO excited.
2. Sophomore Year
4. Having all of my high school best friends reunited,for some reason my friends and I have been a bit distant so it'll be nice to all be together.
5. Being home with my parents
6. Seeing all of my high school "school friends"
7. Wearing summer clothes!
8. The most exciting one.... GOING TO EUROPE!! My family and I are going to Paris and the South of France for two weeks at the end of June!!

8 Things That Happened To Me Yesterday:
1. I helped my mom with her dinner party preparation and cooking.
2. I missed Dayton and my friends.
3. I went to Target and inevitably wanted to buy 3 headbands.
4. I got two compliments on my new shoes (post later!)
5. I talked to a super cute boy from school!
6. I read Carrie Diaries.
7. Bought my mom's Mother's Day present.
8. Wished I was in Daytona! It's a Dayton tradition so lots of my Zeta sisters and friends are in Daytona drinking under the sun! So jealous but next year I will be there!

8 Things I Like About Winter:
1. Christmas!
2. Decorating for Christmas
3. New Years!
4. Snow days
5. Cute mittens and scarves
6. UGGS - Yes I know.. but they are so comfy!
7. Big comfy sweaters
8. Hot chocolate and Starbuck's Peppermint Mochas

8 Things I am Passionate About:
1. My family
2. My friends - both old and new
3. The Lord and having a strong faith
4. Enjoying college and being young while still working hard in school and maintaining a good balance between the two
5. Being a great friend and sister
6. Manners
7. Being a girl - Not constantly swearing, spitting, yelling, or doing anything terribly unladylike.
8. Being a romantic - I know the right boy is out there.. I just need to be more patient and wait for my dreamboat to sweep me off my feet!

8 Words or Phrases I Use Often:
1. Oh my gosh
2. Y'all
3. Oh no!
4. Lovebug, lovey, and sweet pea
5. Wait, what?
6. Oh that's so cute!
7. Precious, perf
8. Loveee it!

8 Things I Learned From the Past:
1. People change - It is a part of life.
2. After going to college, you quickly learn who your real friends are.
3. High school is not everything!
4. College truly is the best time of your life.
5. Boys often let you down, but not all boys are total jerkfaces.
6. You cannot control other people - I had a friend who got sucked into drugs at a very early age and I tend to feel guilty and blame myself for not doing more to help her, but I know that I cannot control anything she does I can only remind her of my immense love for her.
7. Grades are not everything! - I was so concerned with getting A's in high school but really why? When we are 40 we are not going to remember that one history exam we bombed or the 10 page paper we got a C+ on, we will remember the good things!
8. It is so important to stay close with your family, they really are always there for you!

8 Places I Would Like to See\Visit:
1. Paris!
2. Greece
3. Italy
4. My Arizona house
5. Louisville, KY
6. The beach
7. Puerto Vallarta
8. Spain

8 Things I currently Want\Need! :
1. A new pair of tstrap\going out sandals - My Steve Madden ones are gross from going to the bars.
2. A pair of pink Jack Rogers
3. New jean cigarette pants
4. A new Lilly shift (or a few!)
5. A quilted jacket for school
6. An armband to hold my IPOD while working out
7. A birthday gift for one of my best friends, Courtney
8. A few more pairs of Nike running shorts, they are my favorite to wear while working out!

Yay, that was fun! Have a great Mother's Day y'all!
xx, M

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oh my reva!!

I am officially dying for the navy TB Revas. So cute!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh boy...

I am officially obsessed with this!
Ode to the Nice Girls
"This is my tribute to the nice girls. To the nice girls who are overlooked, who become friends and nothing more, who spend hours fixating upon their looks and their personalities and their actions because it must be they that are doing something wrong. This is for the girls who don't give it up on the first date, who don't want to play mind games, who provide a comforting hug and a supportive audience for a story they've heard a thousand times. This is an homage to the girls who laugh loud and often, who are comfortable in skirts and sweats and combat boots, who care more than they should for guys who don't deserve their attention. This is for those girls who have been in the trenches, who have watched other girls time and time again fake up and make up and fuck up the guys in their lives without saying a word. This is for the girls who have been there from the beginning and have heard the trite words of advice, from "there are plenty of fish in the sea," to "time heals all wounds."

This is for the girls who have spent their weekends sitting on the sidelines of a beer pong tournament or a case race, or playing Florence Nightingale for a vomiting guy friend or a comatose crush, who have received a drunk phone call just before dawn from someone who doesn't care enough to invite them over but is still willing to pass out in their bed. This is for the girls who have left sad song lyrics in their away messages, who have time and time again dropped their male friend hint after hint after hint. This is for the girls who have been told that they're too good or too smart or too pretty, who have been given compliments as a way of breaking off a relationship.

This one's for the girls who you can take home to mom, but won't because it's easier to sleep with a whore than foster a relationship; this is for the girls who have been led on by words and kisses and touches, all of which were either only true for the moment, or never real to begin with. This is for the girls who have had their hearts broken and their hopes dashed by someone too cavalier to have cared in the first place; this is for the nights spent dissecting every word and syllable and inflection in his speech, for the nights when you've returned home alone.

This is for the hugs you've received from your female friends, for the nights they've reassured you that you are beautiful and intelligent and amazing and loyal and truly worthy of a great guy. This is for the girls who have been used and abused, who have endured what he was giving because at least he was giving something; this is for the stupidity of the nights we've believed that something was better than nothing, though his something was nothing we'd have ever wanted. This is for the girls who have been satisfied with too little and who have learned never to expect anything more: for the girls who don't think that they deserve more, because they've been conditioned for so long to accept the scraps thrown to them by guys.

Men complain that they never meet nice girls, girls who are genuinely interested and compelling, who are intelligent and sweet and smart and beautiful; men despair that no good women want to share in their lives, that girls play mind games, that girls love to keep them hanging. We nice girls are everywhere. But you're not looking for a nice girl. You're not looking for someone genuinely interested in your intramural basketball game, or your anatomy midterm grade, or that argument you keep having with your father; you're looking for a quick fix.

So don't say you're on the lookout for nice girls, guys, when you pass us up on every step you take. You don't want the nice girls, so don't say you're looking for a relationship: relationships take time and energy and intent, three things we're willing to extend - - but in return, we're looking for compassion and loyalty and trust, three things you never seem willing to express"