I know I’ve been on an extended hiatus from this blog, but I’ve started a new one for a class of mine that has some promise to it!
If you are ever in the mood for tasty recipes, or a dose of my interesting personality (lol) check out College in the Kitchen. It is a new blog of mine that takes a look at easy recipes that I’ve found off pinterest, how I duplicate them and how you can too!
Thank you for all of your support for Love, Lindsey! It was a really fun starter project in the blogsphere!
Hope to see you on college in the kitchen!
Because who doesn’t love a good secret? i know that I do, so when I started reading Sophia Kinsella’s Can you keep a secret? I know I had some high hopes about the book. Not only do I like Kinsella as a writer, but the book happens to the nail on the head with fun and romance. it was my first good read of the summer, and hopefully it won’t be my last.
Emma gets on a plane with the intentions of making it through it, but when it starts to hit some turbulence she starts to go into panic mode. She starts dishing all of her secrets to the handsome gentleman sitting next to her. What this underachieving, newly started marketing agent doesn’t know is that when she shows up to work on Monday she’ll run into him again.
This handsome stranger happens to be the co-owner of the company she is working for. She didn’t just tell him her little secrets she told him the big fat ones, like how she has never been in love. But, wait.. Now he finds out she’s about to marry someone? See the problem?
At first she’s nervous, then she starts to love the nerves and the rest.. well you’ll just have to read to find out.
That also brings me to another one of my new obsessions, www.fortydaysofdating.com . The best experiment I’ve heard of, a girl and a guy who are really good friends decided that they were going to date for 40 days. Right now it is only day 20, but I know exactly what I’ll be doing every day for the next 20 days. So far at day 20 we haven’t hit any physicality, but here’s hoping. I want to know that things like that can actually happen. Leave it to the romantic in me to want to see more develop from it. Right now their dating is really interesting, it is just the two of them seeing each other every day and liking it. Which, seems weird for him but not for her. I love how comfortable it sounds between the two of them. I love being comfortable with someone, I think that is one of the cornerstones of any good relationships, but then again what do I know?
Well, I need to go make dinner or find something new to read.
We interrupt this, well what used to be, regular scheduled blog to bring you something worth sharing: The Newsroom.
I’m not one to follow shows religiously, I usually get into them and drift off once the season really gets going because it all becomes predictable. I may not be a huge fan of surprises, but on TV it’s a different story. If it’s happening on TV it isn’t happening to you. My friend told me about The Newsroom and at first I laughed at him. There was no way I was going to like some HBO show that he did, needless to say we have very different opinions about what is good television. But, I usually need something interesting to do after work that doesn’t involve a computer screen so I gave it a shot.
And boy am I glad I did. It is the most interesting hour of TV I’ve watched in a long time. I love the format and there is just something unique about it, it has something for everyone. It has a great basic storyline, interesting character development, a little humor, a little love, and a whole lot of drama. It is about a prime time newsroom and how they deal with real events. It is how networks probably should’ve, or shouldn’t have, covered certain topics.
They pick real stories from the past year and do them the New Night with Will McAvoy way, and I have to say it is gripping television. I had actual chills in the episode where they covered the shooting of congresswoman Gabby Giffords, and also in the seventh episode where we got Bin Laden.
It is just good quality television. The show returns to HBO this weekend, and I’ve been timing it so I finish the first season and get to jump right into the second. It’s weird, I usually don’t get interested in these types of shows. Yet, I am so pulling for Mack and Will and Jim and Maggie. Watch it, and you’ll see what I mean.
The whole first season is on HBO OnDemand, and I highly advise you check it out if you can. That way I have more people to talk about it with!
I was driving home from work today, when a song literally stopped me in my tracks. I sat there listening to it, and melting into the lyrics. Melting into every word they said. I’m pretty sure that the guy in the truck next to me at the stoplight thought I was crazy, but I was really feeling it today. It hit me a place so deep, it was just one of those great music moments. The Lumineers really got me good today with Stubborn Love.
She’ll tear a hole in you, the one you can’t repair
But I still love her, I don’t really care
The song comes out guns blazing with this one, she will tear a hole in you. One that you can’t repair. I’ve been feeling a lot of that lately. A hole that swallows you whole, something that makes you toss at night. Something that makes you want to have a really good cry. Yet, you still love them. You still let them rock your world, even if they aren’t worth it.
It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all
The opposite of love’s indifference
So pay attention now, I’m standing on your porch screaming out
And I won’t leave until you come downstairs
My favorite lines in the entire song, just happen to be it’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all. I would rather have a few great cries, than sit on the sidelines and not care. In the feelings category, I regret nothing. I may tell people that I care about them, when they don’t care about me and feel rejected, but at least I get it off my chest. At least I feel something. Sometimes I feel a little too much, but I’m lucky. I may not have a happy ending yet, but I will. I will stand at your porch screaming out, may be that will work. Indifference is the worst thing you can feel about someone.
Keep your head up, my love
Someone said this to me, well not exactly the my love part, the other night. I don’t think he meant it, or anything he said that night. But, hearing that from someone stopped me in my tracks. Probably because the other things he said were pretty powerful, but it started with that. Keep your head up, it sounds so simple. But, when you are stuck looking at the ground, it sounds pretty great.
I’ll have to say this to leave it off, The Lumineers said it best,”I can’t be told, ah, ah, it can’t be done“. Don’t let anyone tell you that it can’t be done.
It has been one world-wind lately in my life. From being at school and trying to finish the craziest semester of my life, I finally have a minute to breathe. What do I want to do with my free time? I really felt like blogging. Believe it or not I have missed this part of my life, but free-time just really didn’t exist for me at school.
So naturally when I get back to blogging, I want to talk about something that got me through the semester, music. I listened to a lot of soundtracks and Broadway to get me through the craziness. I won’t talk about that, because it’ll be super boring for most people who don’t get the fun of show-tunes.
Ed Sheeran is a new first love of mine, it wasn’t just the A Team that caught my attention but really his duet with Taylor Swift. Then, I started to get smart and listen to more of his stuff. That being said, Lego House is probably one of my top ten favorite songs of this year.
If you’re broken I will mend you and I’ll keep you sheltered from the storm that’s raging on now
We all want to be mended, and to be sheltered from the storm. We want a hero to save us from the dark corners. We should be able to save ourselves, but it doesn’t always work that way.
I’m out of touch, I’m out of love
I’ll pick you up when you’re getting down
And out of all these things I’ve done I think I love you better now
I’m out of sight, I’m out of mind
I’ll do it all for you in time
And out of all these things I’ve done I think I love you better now
Sometimes the music speaks for itself. Out of all the things I’ve done, I think I love you better now. Some times we think we need to change. We think we need to go somewhere else, to see something else because what is in front of us isn’t good enough. We think that whoever is here, isn’t what we want. Even if we know in our hearts that they are, we try to get out of sight and out of mind so they forget about us. If they forget about us, they make it real easy for us to run away.
We shouldn’t run away, we should learn from all the things we’ve done and love that person better. We should love that person more, because they aren’t anything but themselves. Which, if you think really hard is absolutely perfect in every way.
So if you feel the need to run, hopefully you love someone better after.
There are very few things that are easy to do when it is sunny out. All I’ve wanted to is sit outside, but it is next to impossible to see a computer screen outside. I did go for a drive and ended up shopping instead of just getting Starbucks. I’m getting prepared for all the sorority life crafting I know that is coming up in the following weeks. I’m actually really excited to be crafting again, I never thought I’d be any good at it but I do a half decent job.
So since a computer screen is usually off-limits for outside, and shopping well let’s face it can get pretty pricey, the best thing to do outside is grab a towel and a book (maybe some Starbucks) and enjoy the sun! A really great, cheap, small, and entertaining book is Niki Burnham’s Royally Jacked.
This funny teen read is one of those great books that flies by. It’s little size makes it perfect for the beach or for on the go reading. The poor girl has a lot of random things happen to her that cause a situation where her dad moves to some European country to be a chief for a royal family. She decides to go with her dad, because the situation with her mom just wasn’t what Valerie (main character) wanted to deal with at the time.
She then goes on to live my dream life, the family of course has a really cute son her age. It isn’t easy at first, like any relationship ever is, and she struggles with the fact that he’s a real life prince. All bets are off when they meet and it makes Valerie really happy that she took the chance and went with her dad. It also has two sequels, which I was also obsessed with. Who doesn’t love a cute, quick read? I don’t always have time to finish a major novel, but these little books are easy to start and finish!
Simon Pulse does a lot of these cute quick reads, I was really into reading them at one point and am starting to get back into them again. I’m a bit of a bookworm if you can’t already tell.
Well, time for me to go outside and get off this computer! Hopefully you get to do that too!
It is the magical time of year where the weather finally hits over the 50’s mark and we are good to sit outside. I know that here at Quinnipiac, our quad has looked more like a beach than a University these past few days.
Spring Fever just makes it harder to do anything productive, but being the laser pointer that I am I’ve been pounding the pavement all week. When my mind has had the wonderful opportunity to wander this week I’ve been thinking about happy spring things, for example babies, puppies, and the occasional wedding.
Wedding movies are almost always my favorite.I don’t want my actual wedding to be filled with any of their plot lines, but they are incredibly entertaining to watch. There is something about the “will they? won’t they?” mentality which is enjoyable when it isn’t you. I think there is a little bit of uncertainty in each of us. Each girl out there has this imagine of the person, or knows the person, they think is going to be their husband. When you have this ideal and the seemingly perfect guy comes along, things get well… tricky. You may still be in love with the new guy, but girl in the audience is rooting for the true love of her life.
That’s exactly how I felt the entire time I was watching Patrick Dempsey in Made Of Honor. In the beginning he was the guy I didn’t want to win, I have this thing were the underdog usually isn’t my favorite, but he redeemed himself and made me change my mind. It is a little strange that his best girl friend asks him to be her Maid of Honor. I really would never consider doing that in a million years. That’s why I have girl friends and guy friends. But, nevertheless it’s a fun premise. I used to have a guy friend that could’ve been my Maid of Honor, but I still would’ve chosen against it.
This was way before “McDreamy” met Owen on Grey’s anatomy, but at least on Grey’s they don’t fight for the same girl! Colin is a good-looking prince of sorts, but how can you not love the look in Dempsey’s eyes? It is all in the eyes boys! If you can look at a girl like she’s your world, you win. He does all the tasks, and puts up a pretty valiant fight. I’ll leave it up to you to watch it to find out if he wins the fight.
I say that loosely, there is so much more to do but that is a start. It is a really cute movie, it has its ups and downs for me. It’s a good movie to curl up in bed to on a rainy night like this. I’m pretty sure Scotland is a pretty rainy country, so it really fits into the night.
I’m going to curl up with a movie myself to relax, or figure out who my bridesmaids will be.
There are few things that are unless in this life, and one of those things happens to be going to bed mad. No matter the day you’ve had, or the week you’ve had there is no reason to go to bed mad. I’ve had a really crummy day today. I won’t lie, it did have some great moments and it also had some really low points.
Here’s the thing, tonight when my head hits that pillow I need to focus on the great things in life, and I need to put aside the harsh realities of the day and focus on going to bed in a good mood. I’m convinced that going to bed mad automatically puts you about 10 steps behind in the next day. Who wants to wake up angry? I can’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed, since it is against a wall in my residence hall, but I could wake up feeling like I got out on the wrong side of the bed. Who wants that though?
My best advice to fight a tough day is a list of three things:
1. get a hug from someone you care about. 2. Write a list of 5 things that went right in that day.
3. Text/email/call/post something on Facebook that is nice and that has the potential to make a friend’s day. (the odds are if you are having a rough day, someone else in the world is right there with you.)
A wise song-writer once said baby this love isn’t going to be perfect, we can fuss and we can fight as long as everything is alright between us before we go to sleep. I have to give a huge thank you to Ne-yo for giving us that line. The thing is this life isn’t going to be perfect, but make sure that you are feeling better before you go to sleep. Tomorrow, half the things that happened today won’t matter. They will be silly little blimps that upset you for no good reason.
Talk it out though, if you need to talk to someone and get a bunch off of your chest, do it! I know it helps me to let it on this blog, or to even talk to my best friends about what is going on in my life. Even better, remember to be that same friend when the people you’ve run to time and time again need your help. No friend is ever a bother if they are truly a friend.
Oh baby, I know sometimes it’s gonna rain
But baby, can we make up now?
‘Cause I can’t sleep through the pain
Girl, I don’t wanna go to bed mad at you
And I don’t want you to go to bed mad at me
Hopefully tonight you don’t go to bed mad, because the tossing and turning won’t be worth it tomorrow.
It’s finally time to hit the tween of all tween mother-ships and write about: One Direction.
One Direction happens to be my guilty pleasure, there is just something about the whole boy band thing that brings me back to a time where N’SYNC and Backstreet Boys were the kings of the land and used to make me dance around my playroom for hours on end. Boy bands are just ever 90’s kid jam. If you are a girl from the 90s and you don’t at least appreciate the One Direction phase you had an awful childhood.
My favorite, adorable love song of theirs Little Things. There is not a lyric in the song that doesn’t make me want to curl up in a ball with my stuffed animal and blanket. Can you imagine a boy saying to you they are in love with you and all your little things? Like how you can’t go to bed without a cup of tea, or your voice and your thighs? Ha, if a guy said that to me in a heartfelt way they could marry me tomorrow.
You never love yourself half as much as i love you
You’ll never treat yourself right darling but i want you to
If i let you know, I’m here for you
Maybe you’ll love yourself like i love you oh
My favorite third act twist in the song comes in with the above lines. A guy is supposed to love a girl twice as much as she loves herself. Well, a girl has to love herself to be able to handle a healthy, stable relationship but the guy loving her that much doesn’t hurt the situation. I’ve always said that girls should be treated like princesses, so thank you One Direction for telling the world to treat their girls right. Some things should just be common sense, but as our tour guide in Italy Jose would always say, “Common sense is the least common of the senses”. Our one chaperone loved that quote.
You still have to squeeze into your jeans, but
You’re Perfect to Me.
Hi, all girls listen to that. You are perfect to somebody, and you can squeeze into those jeans all you want. They look fantastic on you! Quinnipiac is doing a confidence week and I’ve really been appreciating it. I found this in the bathroom yesterday and I couldn’t help but smile.
So you should smile, because you are beautiful, and listen to Little Things by One Direction and pretend someone is singing it to you! You deserve it!