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Music. Of the crappy variety.

Every time my brother comes to visit he asks me if I still listen to crappy music.

Part of me is offended.

The other part has been singing “Who says” by Selena Gomez nonstop for a week.

I don’t know why he gives me such grief over what I choose to listen to. I mean it can’t be because I forced my whole family to listen to NSYNC’s Christmas Album everyday for a month every.single.day, right?

By the way, that CD is totally missing and I’m completely sure a family member stole it. I need to hire a detective. Or make one of them buy me tickets to the NSYNC reunion concert that I dream about every night.

Seriously? That concert needs to happen, like yesterday.

I miss you...

Anywho, I know I have extremely mainstream tastes. And by that, I obviously mean I have the musical taste of a 13-year old girl who thinks she’s going to marry Justin Bieber.

Minus the marrying Justin Bieber part. I don’t want to marry him. That’s gross.

Sometimes I think my brother has a point, especially when my iPod goes from Celine Dion to Hairspray to Adele to Lil Wayne to Taylor Swift to Adam Lambert to the Jonas Brothers. But then I realize that having the Hannah Montana among Adele, Aerosmith and Mumford and Sons isn’t the worst thing in the world.

Yes, I said Hannah Montana. Not Miley Cyrus. The artist is literally Hannah Montana.

I realize I’ve probably lost 90 percent of my readership after that statement, and I’m okay with this. For the rest of you, just hang tight. I’m going to make this better.

Reasons why Hannah Montana belongs on my iPod:

  1. I’ll always have something in common with my niece. When she’s 12 and in love with the new heartthrob kid, I’ll be the one to take her to the concert because, obviously, I’ll want to go too. I’ll also be 33.
  2. I could chaperone a middle school dance and not want to blow my brains out. At least not because of the music. The kids might drive me to violence though.
  3. I can always find a radio station I’ll like. Mainly because Taylor Swift and/or Lil Wayne is played on all of them. I’m seriously waiting for those two to do a duet. The music world will officially explode, and I just can’t wait.
  4. I can always participate in a Disney sing-a-long. Believe me, this is a very good thing.
  5. When Justin Bieber rules the world (which he will) I know I’ll be safe. He would never hurt his fans. He told me so on Twitter.

I know there are more 24-year olds out there like me, but I understand if they are too embarrassed to speak up. Sometimes I’m embarrassed of myself.

That’s a lie. I’m not embarrassed. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Oh, and to answer my brother’s question: Yes, I still listen to crappy music. Love you too 🙂


Read this instead

I read a lot of blogs. Like, A LOT. Like, step-away-from-the-computer-and- go-outside, a lot.

I read food blogs, fashion blogs, relationship blogs, educational blogs, friend’s blogs, famous people’s blogs, etc.

How do I find the time? Well, I’m just cool like that.

Lies. Replace “cool” with “unemployed”.

Still love my to-do lists!


Anywho, I’m starting a new thing here called Read this instead. A collection of links that I found interesting during the week. Some will be recipes, some will be motivational, some will be funny and some will (hopefully) inspire you to do something. The idea is that you’ll come here first, but I want you to read something other than my random ramblings.

Just that day though! I fully expect you to return, okay?

I’ll post every Friday because, well because today is Friday and I want to do it right now.

Whatever, I don’t have to explain myself to you.

Let’s go!

Tyler from 344pounds wrote about motivation when it comes to losing weight. And frankly, I need all the motivation I can get these days.

Kailey over at SnackFace, wrote a guest post on A Foodie Stays Fit which I adored.

Sonia from Master of Her Romaine made Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies. I die.

Jessica from Shrinking Foodie wrote a really wonderful post about Lent, and the process of figuring out what to give up. I adored the honesty in this post because I feel like some people go through lent for superficial reasons, forgetting there is a reason behind it. She uses lent as a vehicle for self-discovery and I think that’s awesome.

Jessica from What I Wore posted this adorable outfit. I need those boots, like yesterday.

Katie from Learning to be a Rebel took pictures of the most interesting tree stockings! Sadly, I live in the same city as her and had no idea they existed. I have got to start leaving my house more often.

Kasey from Style Me Kasey makes me want to wear stripes. And I don’t do stripes. Well done, Kasey.

And lastly, Jessica from How Sweet Eats made these amazing cupcakes that I’ve seriously been dreaming about. I can’t make them because I’m allergic and I would die (although part of me feels like they might be worth it. Kidding!) so I’m going to need one of you to make them and tell me how they are. Send pictures if you can too.

That’s it! Hope you guys enjoy the sun this weekend like this guy:

My dog is a class act.

Did you come across anything cool this week? Sharing is caring!

"Wish List"


Hi friends! So I’ve spent all weekend trying to come up with ideas for this weeks posts and you know what I’ve got? Nada.

Okay, I lied. I didn’t even think about this blog because Saturday was my mom’s birthday and we literally spent the entire day drinking wine, cooking delicious food and baking delicious (layered!) cakes with (homemade!) pudding. Sunday I spent laying on the couch watching Law&Order:SVU while I cursed myself for making a three layered chocolate cake and eating it. And then today I ran, volunteered at the humane society,  read for class and watched most of Dancing with the Stars.

I obviously won’t be doing a “tips for living an exciting life” post anytime soon.

Anywho, at some point today I started flipping through one of my Glamour magazines, circa 2006. Yea, I hoard magazines. There was an article in there about having a “wish list” and it made me think about my own. If we’re being completely honest here, I think about this list often because I’m graduating soon and I can almost taste my future, but this article did make me realize some things about myself.

Here’s a glimpse into my “wish list” (in no particular order):

  • Own more dogs! (All from shelters)
  • Run a marathon
  • Live in a big city (Top 5: New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta)
  • Be known for my awesome dinner parties
  • Start my own company (with partners, not by myself–I’m not completely crazy)
  • Be successful at my career while still holding on to old-fashioned ways (like sending handwritten cards and SMILING)
  • Buy a Chanel bag
  • Buy Christian Louboutin shoes
  • Take my entire family on an amazing vacation

I’ll stop for now. You’ll notice I don’t have things like “Meet the love of my life” and “Have 2.5 kids” on there. And this is why: I am so full of myself and so sure of my awesomeness that I know I’ll have those “things”, so I don’t have to wish for them. Ha, or something like that.

When asked what they want most out of life, a lot of people say “To be happy”. But for me, happiness is already there. I was born a genuienly happy girl and I was blessed with a wonderful family and lovely friends who have kept me that way.

If I was a cookie, happiness would be my flour. (Good grief, that was gross. Where do I come up with this stuff?)

  • Question: What do you want most out of life?
  • My answer: To make other people happy.

I know I can be happy doing the bare minimum. And I know I can meet some guy and get married somewhere and have some kids and live some life. But where’s the fun in that? I love nothing more than knowing that my parents are proud of me, knowing that I made someone laugh, knowing that I’m the person my friends call if they want to talk. I want to have enough for myself so that I can give to other people (and, okay, so I can get that bag and those shoes–but there is nothing wrong with wanting nice things!).

I want (borderline need) to push myself. I need to think big because it’s the only way I’ll do it. And if it doesn’t work out? Then it wasn’t meant to be, but it for damn sure was not because I didn’t try. This “wish list” is not something I can lay back and watch come to fruition. I mean, that’s why the quotation marks are there.

Less wishing, more working. And I wouldn’t want it any other way.

As for a husband and kids? Of course I want them.  But I will not be working for them.  That is an aspect of my life that I believe will come to me when I’m ready and deserving. And if all my wishes do come true, than that guy (whoever he is) is going to be one lucky guy.

So I will keep applying to the best PR companies in the world. I will train for that marathon. I will start thinking up names for my company. I will learn how to roast a whole chicken. I will book that cruise for my family.

And I will continue to be happy.


What do you wish for?