I’m going there.

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.

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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!

Love, Lindsey

March 27, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . music. Leave a comment.

I’m back!

After the most insane three weeks of my life, I’m back! Italy was the time of my life, and I would love to go back right about now. I got back and everyone was pulling my hair and pulling me in eight different directions. A week without wifi and a cellphone is great, until you get back and you’re completely overwhelmed. I will figure it all out, and will get through this.

Tonight is a super exciting night, I’m becoming a grand-big and a big all at the same time! My adorable little, who I am so proud of it is getting a little and a twin. I’m so excited, being a big to my little has been so rewarding and watching her grow into such an amazing leader makes me so proud. Sorority stuff may seem lame to some of you, but it was the best decision I ever made.

So speaking of reveal being tonight in the stress of all this, I decided to make red velvet cupcakes (our colors are wine and blue) for afterwards. I hope my new little likes red velvet, if not I have ice cream too. As a big you always have to be thinking! While I was baking I realized how incredibly relaxing it is for me. It is the single thing that distresses me. It just takes me away from all the stress, wear and tears and makes me smile. Plus, I love seeing the finished product or tasting it!

It all made me think of a really cute movie that I love, No Reservations. It is the cutest movie about an aunt who inherits her niece after a tragic car accident who is a professional chief. She is one of the heartless characters who doesn’t have a mothering bone in her body. Not to spoil anything, but you learn to love Kate, aka the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones.

She meets a new chief Nick and things start to heat up in the kitchen. Kate isn’t a romantic, but a good-looking guy with some sparks and things in common could change anyone. It’s a great movie about learning to deal with the situations you are put in, and how to learn to love. Learn to love in more ways than one. Some people just aren’t the most lovey-dovey. I know I can be depending on the subject and situation. Other situations I just don’t understand yet, which is silly and needs to be evaluated.

Abigail Breslin plays the poor little girl who loses her mother, and puts on another spectacular performance. The cast just has big actresses that really do their job well. If you like to cook, or just enjoy a good family movie this is a great one to watch. It’s cute, fun and anyone can watch it. It’s a half decent rom com to curl up with a bowl of pasta and watch!

Happy Eating Readers!

Love, Lindsey

March 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. 2 comments.

Happy Birthday to me!

Yesterday was my 21st birthday! It was amazing and my friends surprised me and made it such a fantastic day.

I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world, I had a fantastic birthday, I’m a big for the second time and a grand big! and I’m flying to Italy in a few hours!

With that being said, I’m going on a hiatus for the next ten days because I’ll be on my trip and without internet or a computer! Imagine that, me without electronics it should be interesting. My life has been absolutely insane. I screamed last night so loud when I found out I was a big again, there is nothing better. I wanted to cry, I’ve seen my little grow so much as a leader and watched her come out of her shell.

I’m just so lucky, and I’ll miss you all! But think of it this way, I’ll have lots to blog about when I get back!

Ciao Readers!

Love, Lindsey

March 9, 2013. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

St. Baldricks

I usually hate to blog about song after song after song, but tonight I was inspired.

I went to a St. Baldrick’s event sponsored by our Student Programming Board. For those of you haven’t heard of St. Baldrick’s it’s mission is to help cure children’s cancer. Attendees raise money for children’s cancer leading up to the event. Then, on one big night guys AND girls get up on stage to shave their heads. A kid with cancer will face the challenge of not having hair, what a better way to support them by going through the feat with them. If you want to learn more you, or even donate, check out their website: http://www.stbaldricks.org/history

While in the crowd at this event I saw a Quinnipiac female go up and have her head shaved. It was one of the most moving things I’ve ever seen. I may not know her reasoning, but I do know that is one of the bravest things I’ve ever seen. How incredible is it that a girl shaved all of her hair off to support childhood cancer?

In the shock and awe of it all one song really came to mind, Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy”. It’s probably one of my favorite songs out there, with some of the best advice out there.

Be a best friend, tell the truth
And overuse “I love you”
Go to work, do your best
Don’t outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin’ knees get lazy
And love like crazy

If you ever take one piece of advice from this blog, I’d love it if you could take that message away. Being a best friend is the best gift you can give a person. I know my best friends have made me the person who I am today. They have changed me from a shy, awkward little girl into someone I can be proud of.

Never lie, it is my mom’s biggest pet peeve.

Overuse “I love you”, please do. Tell the people you love that you love them every day, every hour, every minute. You never know when life can change or when tragedy can strike. I’d rather you annoy someone by telling them you love them over and over again than them not knowing exactly how you feel. Love is a small word, but the power of it is impossible to describe.

Do your best, because at the end of the day the only person who has to be proud of you is you. If you do your best than you should feel accomplished and know that you are great just for being you. We can’t be good at everything all the time, but we can push ourselves to do our best and show the world what we’re made of. If we do our best then others will do their best and make the world a better place.

This part is completely selfish, but a guy held the door for me today to go in front of him and I thought it was the most gentlemanly thing ever. Guys do more of that and:

Always treat your woman like a lady
Never get to old to call her baby

If a guy can do that, well they’ve just won any woman’s heart who they want to. Treat a woman like a lady and you will get her whole heart. She’ll never even want to take it back. We value being respected, that’s a fact.

Most importantly readers, Love like Crazy.

Love, Lindsey

March 6, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . music. 1 comment.

Easy A

There are few cult classics for our generation, you know really great movies that create a following. One that will always make me laugh until I cry is Easy A. Emma Stone is pretty much comedic genius when it comes to movies like this, and Penn Badgely makes a nice touch as the boy who she always has had crush on.

It’s amazing how great home can feel, and for the simple reason that I can sit on the couch and watch movies like Easy A in complete comfort.  This movie is one of my best guy friends favorite movie, it may be because Emma Stone is just so pretty ,or because her character Olive has some really brilliant lines. I’m a huge fan of a very classy shower scene they feature where she sings “Pocket Full of Sunshine”.

The funny thing is that this movie features a huge cliché, that no good dead goes unpunished. Olive tries to help a friend out by saying that she was scandalous with him to have people stop talking about him behind his back. The guy brings her a present for helping him about lying about having sex with him and it becomes a huge deal and other guys start to use her new-found popularity to do the same. They give her gift cards, and other various things so they can say she slept with them.

It all starts to bite her in the butt, and isn’t very pleasant when people stop talking about these guys and start talking about her. It really isn’t fair, but she put herself in this position. For all this fake action, no one actually asks her on a date. Not having real dates takes a toll. (I know the feeling) Stanley Tucci plays Olive’s dad. He’s fantastic and her parents make the movie. Stanley Tucci is fantastic in every movie he’s in, so you can’t go wrong with him.

I love the humor, and the clever lines. Whoever wrote this movie was a genius in the teenage girl department. Olive is a high school senior, but it is really relate-able for all girls high school and college alike. Isn’t that the best part of movies? Not only laughing, but seeing the truth through someone else’s eyes. How a director or writer sees the world can really open others eyes to what it’s like to be in high school or whatever the content is.

I won’t spoil the ending, although you might be able to guess what happens. This is a great rainy day movie, or when you are just really in the mood to laugh. My guy friend loving the movie goes to show, guys can like chick flicks too! With that being said I’m going to make my dad watch something along those lines.

Happy Saturday from NJ!

Love, Lindsey

March 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Struggles

The universe just doesn’t want me to go home this weekend. Every time I try to make plans or a time to leave something ridiculous pops up and throws off my plans. No matter what tomorrow I will in my car taking the 3 and a half, hopefully not 4, hour drive across the Connecticut, New York and finally Jersey state lines. Just give me that sign that says “Welcome to the Garden State”. That’s not too much to ask, right?

Naturally, there is only one song on playing on my iphone this afternoon, Michael Buble’s “Home”. It is just the reminder I need that tomorrow is going to come and I will get to cuddle up in my own bed real soon! We each have our kryptonites, one of mine happens to be home, but I have others.

Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

 No matter how many times I call or Skype it just doesn’t feel the same as the actual act of being home. It’s a hug, it’s a smile, it’s the fact that your mom makes your favorite dinner just because your coming home. Last semester I went home a lot more than usual, but this semester I just haven’t had time. I’m also going to Italy for spring break instead of going home and relaxing for the week. I know it is going to be the experience of a lifetime, but it doesn’t mean I won’t miss home with all of my heart.

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

I just really have that ache in my heart to go home, writing about it does help it. I just feel like being surrounding by such amazing people. Give me really good food, and my own bed and I’m set! There are few things I am as passionate about in life as home. It seems silly, but I’m just a family oriented person. Always have been, and probably always will be. They always believe in me, and that’s the best people to have in your life. I’ve gotten more used to being away from home, and it gets easier overtime. Yet, I cry every single time I leave. It just happens because there is nothing better than Mays Landing, NJ with all of my family and my parents and the whole crew.

I really wish my friends from home were going home this weekend too, but I know they are super busy people. I’ll be really excited to see them in three/four weeks when we’re all home for Easter. Just a few more  hours, a little bit of packing and I’ll be there!

For the record, Dr. Suesses Birthday is tomorrow!

Love, Lindsey

March 1, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . music. 2 comments.