Fake Conversation pt 2!

If you don't know the story behind this... go here! There's nothing like the holiday's to bring back old friends... or fake friends! Christmas day I got a text from a number I didn't recognize... then I remembered! It was Britney... she was back! So of course I texted back... all in the name of blogging obviously, not for my own amusement or because I am that lame that I actually enjoy having conversations with complete strangers who think I'm someone else. Anyway, here's how it went: *Note: I translated some of the text speak, but occasionally it will still b n slang like dis... so bear with me! Britney: Merry Christmas Me: (thinking) hmm... who is this number?!? I checked the list of numbers for my sorority sisters, but it wasn't one of them. I had 1 of my friends call the number to see who it was, no answer, and the voice mail didn't have a name! WtF!? So finally curiosity got the best of me, and I just had to know who this was! Me: Who is this!? Britney: It's Britney! (oh yeah... Britney! ok well I guess I'll text back..) Me: Oh hey! (of course I know you are, silly me!) Merry Christmas :) (I think the smiley face adds a little extra friendliness!) Well, apparently Britney didn't feel the need to respond, but I couldn't let her go that easy! She was finally texting me back! I had to get her to talk somehow... so I texted her again! (I did this for the blog of course!) Me: How was your Christmas!? (See you have to ask a question! That requires a response, so she has to text back, right!?) Britney: My xmas was good :) (see, she does the smiley thing, too!) how was yours!? Me: That's good! (I'm trying to be supportive!) Mine was good 2! I haven't talked 2 u n 4ever! What have u been up 2!? (Translation: Give me some dirt... come on!) Britney: Nothing really just getting my back into school and workin my butt off... u!? (Boring! This is not dirt!) Me: That's no fun :( (I'm telling you the smiley faces really add something!) How's that going!? I'm just living the life u know crazy parties wild adventures lol (I'm kidding... kind of ;-) haha) Britney: hahaha gotta love it! (umm yeah!) I miss that part of life :) haha (I get that a lot...) Me: Lol I know right!!? (My life is really something to be jealous of ha not!) U still working @ Chili's? How's the school thing goin!? (translation: please... tell me something juicy!) Britney: Unfortunately yes :( (Another smiley, geez!) school is coming along. I won't graduate from dental hygiene school for another 3 years though. Whats new you w/ you!? (Now I have to spill...?? That's not how this is supposed to go!) Me: Yeah well at least ur getting it over with! (I am so supportive of my fake friend!) Not much.. my bf and I broke up :( (Why I'm telling her my real life... I don't know, but I don't know what Kathy* has been up to, so either I make something up or just tell her my life story, so might as well go with my life story!) Britney: Oh no! Why!? You seemed so happy! (How depressing is it that even a complete stranger could tell how completely happy I was with him...!?) Me: I know :( I was! (true) But he has a lot going on in his life so he didn't feel like he could be 100% n a relationship so we r trying 2 b friends but its hard. Whats new with u!? (Enough depressing stuff about me!) Britney: Aww I'm sorry sweetheart (woah sweetheart, what!?) Nothing really me and Cody* broke up awhile ago and I moved out with my new bf, best friend, and his best friend (woah new bf already, what!? She moves on fast...) Me: Wow u already have a new bf!? Way 2 go! (I fully support moving on quickly!) What's his name!? What's he like?! (I want juicy details!) Britney: It was a mess to say the least (yes! drama!) Cody* had bought me an engagement ring and I didn't even know about it. (She gave me more details about this last time) Me: Yeah u told me about that (tell me something I don't know!) Wow do you think yaall will ever get back 2gether!? (The age old question of course!) Britney: haha I'm classy :) haha. (ok it's not that funny! enough haha's!) his name is bryan*... he's a total goofball just like me & he treats me like a million dollars (how exactly do you treat someone like a million dollars!?) Britney: I don't think so... he was gone so much I fell out of love with him and I kind of resented him cause he was never around... not that it was his fault (hmm... sounds like a Lifetime movie!) Me: Aww! I'm jealous!! He sounds like a great guy! (The new guy not the old one!) I'm happy 4 u :) (As happy as I can be for someone I've never met...) I hope 1 day I will find some1! I totally understand about you & Cody that happens! (That's supportive, right!? What would Kathy say? I don't know!) Do y'all ever talk!? (More drama, come on!) Britney: yeah, we just started talking like a week ago (there's gotta be more to the story... come on!) You'll find someone you're a great girl (I'm sure Kathy is a great girl... wouldn't know!) But I have to go back to work :( Call me sometime! I miss you! Me: (secretly bummed this conversation is ending) Ok good luck with everything! It was good catching up with u! (a.k.a thanks for finally texting me back so I have something to blog about!) Text me soon :) (As opposed to calling... I don't want you to know I'm not the real Kathy!) I miss u 2! (I'm sure Kathy does miss you... me? Not so much!) So that was how part 2 of "Kathy" and Britney went! What will be next!? Will Britney call? I don't know if I could pull that off... but then again it doesn't seem like they talk too much, so maybe she won't know!? I think it's safe to say for now that the secret is safe...

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My 100th post Bloggaversary!

It's HERE! It's my 100th post or as I like to call it my blogiversary (you know like blogging anniversary)! So I thought long and hard about what to do for this... do I give something away? Well that would require me to buy something & I'm broke! Should I do that 100 things about me thing that so many people do? Well, that could get real boring real fast and the last thing I want to do is bore you guys! So what did I decide you ask? Well I came up with a 2 part 100 post! So for part 1 I wish I could take credit for this brilliant idea, but Rebecca Kelsey at Miss Random Bliss suggested this and it was love at first sight read! She said "maybe you should post a list of your favorite top 10 entries, then top 10 readers, top 10 commenters, etc etc until you reach 100. Because one big 100 list could get boring. Split it up into 10 lists of 10 favorites!" What a great idea! Thanks, Rebecca! So let's start with my top 10 favorite posts:

  1. Fake Conversation With a Real Person
  2. WWWAT- Beginnings & Endings
  3. Words of Wisdom
  4. I Have Officially Crossed Over
  5. Happy Endings or Not So Much?
  6. Shopping Experiences
  7. Moral Window
  8. How Do You Really Feel?
  9. Extreme Makeover: Sorority House Edition
  10. New Plan (My Scholarship Essay)
Now for my Top 10 Commenters: (there's a thingy on the sidebar that tells you this but I wanted to give them a special shout out anyway) These are some of my best bloggy friends & I so appreciate their comments :) *Edit: I don't know what I was smoking thinking when I wrote these, but if you look at the sidebar they are completely different! The numbers are messed up, and there a couple new people added! So ignore the order & the number of comments... and shout out to Cammie and Heidi who have made the list since then!*
  1. Krystyn (31 Comments!)
  2. Jen E (27 comments)
  3. Megan (21 comments)
  4. The Broken Man (19 comments)
  5. Chelle (19 comments)
  6. Dawn (19 comments)
  7. Tasha Via (16 comments)
  8. Dee (14 comments)
  9. The Nice One (10 comments)
  10. Tenakim (10 comments)
Top 10 things I love about blogging:
  1. I have a lot of feelings, and this is a way to express those feelings, and put them into words. It's very therapeutic.
  2. I love "meeting" new people. That's one of the best parts about this bloggy world- you meet new people, and you bond over your likes, dislikes, etc!
  3. Comments, duh! Comments are so fun, and people can be so nice. I love love it when new people come over, and leave comments like "I love your blog" or "You're so funny" <--- I never hear that in real life!
  4. The community aspect of it! I love that we are like our own bloggy community! We can rally when someone needs our support, like Heather, or Amy and we have our own bloggy parties, like Aud's Dinner parties, and the amazing SITS community! It's like being in an exclusive club!
  5. It's the easiest way to keep my family updated about school and stuff so I don't have to send out like 100 e-mails a day being like "this is what happened today... blah blah blah" lol
  6. I love to write! I hate writing papers ironically because I hate when people tell me to write something specific... here I can just write whatever I feel like & whenever I want!
  7. It's a total ego booster... like I said on #3, people say some of the nicest things! It makes me feel so good even when one new person comes to my blog and says they enjoy it!
  8. Awards! I love getting awards! It makes my day, seriously! And I love being able to give them out and making someone else's day :)
  9. It's like free entertainment! You guys are hilarious and it makes it so much fun to read your blogs! It's all free, and I can do it anywhere, anytime!
  10. All of the above :) ok, so I cheated get over it !
Top 10 blogs I want to give a shout-out to (ok I wish I could shout out to all of you, but that would be way too hard, so forgive me if I don't mention you!)
  1. Cammie- Even though we keep finding reasons to "break up" you're awesome & I'm glad you haven't given up on us yet! hehe
  2. Susan- Not only is she my twitter buddy, but her blog is freaking funny!
  3. Elaine A.- Because again she is another awesome twitter buddy, and she is hosting the food swap which is totally cool!
  4. Laural a.k.a. Mamasphere- She is too funny & too sweet & her blog is awesome!
  5. Melanie- My food swap partner has a really great blog & I'm so excited to swap food with her :)
  6. Mandy- she is a new bloggy friend, but her blog is really funny & she's awesome!
  7. Beth- Another new bloggy friend I found thru SITS. She is so funny & totally cool!
  8. Rachel- She wants to live vicariously through me which makes me feel like I have such a cool life! lol Plus her blog totally cracks me up!
  9. Janah- She has an awesome blog & she has the funniest story of how she got her blog name!
  10. Heidi- She's just awesome I feel like I'm saying the same things about everyone but really she's super cool & super funny!!
Moving on... Hope you're not bored yet! 10 Random Facts About Me:
  1. I am extremely sensitive to smell- I hate the smell of bubble gum, I don't like the smell of cleaning products, I am just super sensitive to all smells & it drives me crazy sometimes!
  2. I am a facebook addict. I am on like seriously all the time. It is sad. I wouldn't be so addicted if it weren't for facebook chat, but I have a constant need to know who is online & if I'm missing out on some potentially amazing conversation.
  3. I watch way too much TV. I could probably name like 50 shows I watch religiously. Ok maybe not that many but you know what I mean!
  4. I'm not a morning person at all. I hate mornings, but I am such a "night owl" (I hate that term). I am usually up 'till at least 1 AM most nights, and usually much later. Even if I'm not doing anything, it's just a habit to stay up late.
  5. I say "lol" way too much! Especially if I don't know what to say I just say lol & I usually say it before every sentence even if nothing is funny! Sometimes I substitute lol for haha
  6. I use exclamation points way too much too. Especially in comments I always feel like I put way too many exclamation points. I just don't know how else to show my enthusiasm when typing!
  7. I hate when you're having a conversation with someone texting or IM or something, and you say something & they respond with only "lol" or "ok". Ugh it is such a pet peeve! How are you supposed to carry on a conversation after that!?
  8. You know how guys say they often find girls more attractive in sweats & a t-shirt? Well I think the same is true for guys, I am really attracted to guys when they are just wearing athletic sweats or something. Then again, it is really hot when they get all spiffed up in suits & a tie & everything! So I guess its a toss up!
  9. I have the worst sweet tooth... I love sweets! Anything sweet... you name, and I'm sure I love it!
  10. Joining my sorority is the greatest decision I ever made! My college experience would never be the same without it. I am so thankful for it.
10 blog stories that touched me: (There are so many amazing stories out there, I just wanted to take the time to point them out. They really put things in perspective.)
  1. MckMama & Stellan's Miracle
  2. Amy & Phillip
  3. Matt, Liz & Madeline
  4. Heather
  5. Bring the Rain
  6. Carolee's story
  7. 4 Little Men & Twins
  8. Hannah Garman
  9. String of Pearls
  10. Briggshill
Top 10 Funniest Keywords That Lead to my Blog: (I can't figure out why this looks weird.. sorry!)
  1. "(but you don't understand, osgood. uh, i'm a man.) well, nobody's perfect!"- yeah I have no idea what they were searching for!

  2. "take a breather, lebron"- lol! I love this quote it's from my HSM3 Review!'

  3. "bigoldie women.com"- This seems to be a reoccurring theme, people looking for old women & getting to my blog... I'm not sure what to think of that... I'm also not sure I want to know what this website would look like if it existed!

  4. "girl not texting back"- sounds like a personal problem, maybe she doesn't want to talk to you! My blog has nothing to do with this though... unless you count the fact that this girl won't text me back anymore!

  5. "i had a party last night sorry you couldn't come your boyfriend did twice icon"- LOL!!! I know this is bad... but it cracks me up!

  6. "i`a not a girl wets a woman"- wow talk about a typo...

  7. "lil wayne running for 2012 election"- lol this is coming from my election facebook status' post I'm sure, but I love that people think Lil' Wayne should run for president! He does have lyrics "Fuck em, fuck em, fuck em Lil Wayne for President!"- maybe that's his intent to run announcement? lol

  8. "pretty girl blog?"- Thank you, google for sending them to my site! I am flattered :)

  9. "usc dental fraternity halloween party 2008 photos"- Well, I don't go to USC, so I was definitely not at that party... so I am not sure my blog was much help.

  10. "worlds record for bestess singing"- hmm I can't say that I know that... also I think you should work on your grammar because "bestess" is not a word!

10 of my Favorite TV Shows: (in no particular order)
  1. Private Practice
  2. One Tree Hill
  3. Gossip Girl
  4. Grey's Anatomy
  5. Lipstick Jungle
  6. Desperate Housewives
  7. Brothers & Sisters
  8. Privileged
  9. Starter Wife
  10. Friends (I love the re-runs!)
10 of my Favorite Quotes:
  1. "No boy is worth crying over. And the one who is, won't make you cry."
  2. "Love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it'd be worth it."
  3. "People can take everything away from you... but they can never take your truth. The question is: can you handle mine?"- Britney Spears, My Prerogative
  4. "true friends & true hearts that's all that counts in life" -uptown girls
  5. "all girls really want is someone to want them back"- one tree hill
  6. "The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them," Paris Hilton about Indian elephants.
  7. "Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed" - Legally Blonde<33
  8. You have three choices in life - give up, give in, or give it your all.
  9. "Life isn't the number of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away."
  10. "Some of the best things in life are unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, pray, and dream."
And finally for my last list, I'm giving those of you who tweet! So I have compiled the (in my opinion) funniest tweets from the past week maybe a little less! Top 10 funniest recent tweets:
  1. @HappyHourSue Borders dude said they were out of the free Twilight posters. So I threw my shoes at him
  2. @ShredderFeeder My wife said she was ordering an etiquette book for my eldest... I told her to make sure it was big enough to hit him with or it won't work.
  3. @TheDailyBlonde Hiding from the kids. They r dancing to the Jonas Bros. Oh NO! :)
  4. @themomjen According to my 7 year old....being Clausterphobic is being afraid of Santa!
  5. @TheBookMamma I'm braving the unholy holiday hell that is Bridgestreet today. I've officially smoked way too much crack. Wish me luck
  6. @SteveOuch The malls are empty in Portland today, guess I get Santa all to myself. Find out what other operations he has going on in the "North Pole"
  7. @TheDailyBlonde Scored a great parking spot. Think I will try to sell it.
  8. @Ruensontherun Lots of people coming to my blog and not leaving comments...maybe they are looking for crack...guess it's disappointing
  9. @McMommyblog Someone helllllllllp meeeeeeee! My techy hubs decided to "re-do" our server yesterday. I have had no internet or email since then!!!!!
  10. @ElaineA It's not even 10 a.m. yet and the kids are driving me up the wall! Margarita anyone?? {just kidding...sorta...}
Well that concludes my series of top 10 lists... but I mentioned there would be 2 parts right? Here's where you come in! For my 100th post, my goal is to get 100 comments! That would be a record, and I need your help breaking it, bloggy friends! And while I appreciate Broken Man's efforts on my birthday post, 1 comment per person please! I want to get 100 separate comments :) I realize it's a big goal, but with your help we'll see if we can make it happen! I would love you forever :)

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Random Things

So I keep trying to write an actual post, but for some reason I start working on it and then decide it sucks. Do you ever do that? I don't know what my deal is... Anyway, for now I'm just gonna post a bunch of randomness and maybe I can decide on an actual post eventually. So here are some random thoughts in bullet points for your better reading! lol

  • I've been working on my Christmas tour post that everyone has been posting, and I was going to do with 2 angles, like since it's my 1st Christmas having 2 homes- school & home I was going to do both, but for some reason I feel like the post was turning out really boring.. any thoughts?
  • Cammie gave me an award today! I'm so excited! I have a bunch of awards I need to give away, so I should do that soon!
  • So far my winter break has kinda sucked... and it hasn't even been a week. There is so much drama with my friends from home it's ridiculous. It's making me want to go back to school ASAP but I still have 30 days :(
  • Apparently it is the season for bloggy giveaways, and I entered a couple just for fun, over at Tyne's place & Fablous K Creative. Both are for blog makeovers & even though I love my layout done by Krystyn, I thought it would be fun to enter anyway for kicks. Everyone needs a makeover now & then!
  • I decided what I'm going to do for my 100th post! I want to keep it a surprise, though! I'm pretty excited about it :)
  • I think I came up with a new idea for a weekly meme possibly mr. linky thing... I don't know I'm still working out the details, but I think it could be fun!
Well, I am done with randomness for now... maybe later i'll do an actual post depending on how I feel about my posting abilities! haha Until next time, friends...

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Have I Mentioned....

That I LOVE Starbucks ?!?! No? Well I DO!!! It's my favorite thing ever! :) lol Why am I telling you this!? I just thought you should know in case you feel like sending Christmas presents! lol jk I am telling you because Feather K is having a give away in honor of her 100th post! What is she giving away you ask?!?! A $25 Starbucks card! Can I just tell you that I am going to win this I am making it my lifes mission, so don't bother entering, okay!? Great. So remember: starbucks + me= LOVE! ;)

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The Big 1-0-0!!

It's that time, people!! It's almost here! Are you excited? GET EXCITED!!! It is almost my 100th post!! I can't believe i've written almost 100 posts... that's crazy! Anyway, I want to do something BIG & exciting!! So I need your ideas... I could do a giveaway, but I don't even know how to go about that... I don't really want to do that 100 things about me thing that some people do, I want it to be more exciting! So, what did you do? Did you see someone else do something you liked? Help! Let me know what you think :) Thanks in advance, friends!

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Not Me Monday! (2nd Edition)

Yay! I'm back for another week of Not Me Monday over at MckMama's place! So, here are the things I did not do this week! I did not stay up until almost 4 in the morning last night chatting with friends even though I had my 1st final at 9 AM this morning... not me! I did not show up to my final this morning only to remember we have 2 other chances to take the exam later in the week, and once I remembered that I definitely did not leave my exam! I did not have a little too much to drink Saturday night, and wake up sick Sunday... of course not, I am not 21, so I did not drink at all! I did not panic when my debit card was declined when I tried to buy pizza yesterday... and I did not realize it was declined because I spent almost all my money on fast food and had hardly any left. I did not let myself get upset Saturday night after seeing my ex for the 1st time in awhile, and it did not bother me that we still didn't say hi to each other even though we agreed we would from now on... I don't care! I did not shave my legs for the 1st time in 2 weeks this weekend... I would never go that long without shaving! I did not go out of my way to bring one of my guy friends (who happens to be one of my ex's frat brothers) advil since he claimed no one in the frat house had any & he needed his fever to go down, and I did not find out afterward when talking to some of his brothers that several of them had advil afterall. I did not have to clean off my un-made bed before sleeping in it last night, and I did not have to remove beer caps from my bed... I also did not sleep on top of the mattress without a sheet because the sheet wouldn't stay on the bed. Nope... didn't happen! I did not party every night this weekend starting Thursday, except for Sunday, and I do not plan to party every night this week... I will be studying 24/7 of course! I also did not spend hours posting 100's of pictures on facebook of these said parties... that would be crazy! I did not wait until the last minute to write my speech that is due at 1:00 PM today... and I did not "take a break" from it to write this! I did not almost not write this post because only an hour after MckMama posted, there were already over 100 people on the Mr. Linky!

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Can't Believe I Didn't Blog About This Sooner!

A non-break up related post!! Woo for me trying to move on! I was over at Mrs. Newlywed's site today, and was reminded of her awesome contest about your biggest misadventure of 2008! At first, I didn't enter because I didn't think I had any misadventures, at least not funny or interesting one's. Then, today, a light bulb came on and I couldn't believe I hadn't told this story yet! So one night, a couple weeks ago, my best friend in my sorority house and I decided we should take an adventure. It was like midnight or somewhere around there, but we are young & in college & we didn't care! So my friend decides we should smoke flavored cigars, and I agreed... so we go to the gas station to buy cigars & decide we should drive around town smoking. Well, I don't know if you've ever smoked cigars and accidentally inhaled, but it can give you quite a buzz! We were having a great time... we couldn't stop laughing, and at one point my friend had to pull over because she felt like she was driving under the influence! Anyway, we called one of our guy friends who heard about our adventure, so we decided to invite him. So we go over to his fraternity house at the other college in town and pick up him and his roommate. They decide we should go to Taco Bell, so we do, and then we decide we'll just drive around town some more and smoke, and they can eat their taco bell. So it's a small town... there's not far to drive, so we go down this one road that pretty much has nothing on it, so my friend turns on her brights because it was a long road & it was hard to see. Well, we were lead to the highway going to Jeff City, a major city outside of town and we didn't want to go on a road trip like that, so we turn around. Well, after a few minutes when we turn around, my friend gets pulled over. Turns out she forgot to turn off her brights, and its illegal when you're approaching a car to have your brights on. Let me just say the cops here in town have a reputation for not being so nice. This was my 1st experience with them, and I would say that statement is pretty true. The cop stops us, and tells her why she was pulled over, asks for not only her ID, but all of our ID's. So we give it to him. Of course, my friend can't find her insurance so we spend 10 minutes looking for the insurance, and then finally we find it and give it to the officer. After stalling for what seems like forever, the cop comes over and asks my friend who was driving to get out of the car. By this time, two more police cars and officers have showed up. So the cop talks to my friend and asks her if any of us have been drinking tonight (we hadn't), and she answers honestly that she and I haven't but she doesn't know if the guys have because we just picked them up. He goes on to tell her that he smelled beer in her car, and has she had beer in the car recently? She tells him she has never had beer in the car. She points out that one of the cigars we were smoking was wine flavored, maybe that's why it smells like alcohol? So, one of the other officers that showed up proceeded to go over and pick up one of the cigars we had thrown on the ground (more on that later), broke it in half, sniffed it & claimed they didn't smell anything fruity in it... Then the officer comes over and asks me to step out of the car, and go stand by my friend. He asks me if I've been drinking tonight. I say no. He asks me if my friends have been drinking and I can honestly answer no since we discussed it once our friend got asked to get out of the car, and say no. So he asks me if he gets them out of the car, and find out that they have been drinking, if he can arrest me too. I say yes, because I was 100% sure they hadn't been drinking unless they were lying to me. AT this point, I'm freaking out a little... I just told an officer he could arrest me! I think about who I would call if I were in jail- my (now ex) boyfriend? Well I don't know if I want him to think of me as the kind of girl who gets arrested... my parents? Well, what are they going to do all the way from TX? Someone in our sorority house... who? Then the officer asks me more questions... about the cigars we were smoking. He asks me if I was smoking, I say yes. Then he asks me if I threw it out the window. I say yes, because I got nervous when they pulled us over & so I threw mine out the window! Not smart. He then asks me if I was aware that its a $500 fine for littering... and my response?? Are you serious?!?! (I don't do well under pressure... I was nervous!) He then says "Why would I joke about that?" Me: "Umm... well I didn't know that, sorry." Officer: You didn't know that throwing something out the window was littering..?" me: "Well... I didn't know cigars counted!" Yeah, I can sound real dumb when I'm nervous!! Then the officers asked the guys to get out of the car, so they did, and a different officer talked to each of them. It went something like this: Officer: Have you been drinking tonight? Boy 1: No sir... Officer: When was the last time you slept? Boy 1: Um... Last night. Officer: How much did you sleep? Boy 1: I don't know... 8 hours? Then the officer asked him at least twice where he was coming from, and what he was doing out, and several times if he had been drinking. The conversation with boy 2 was even more bizarre... Officer: Where are you coming from? Boy 2: Westminster College... Officer: When was the last time you got high? Boy 2: Um... never. Officer: Are you always this nervous? Boy 2: I'm not nervous. Officer: Well you're shaking, why are you nervous? Boy 2: Its 30 degrees outside, and I'm wearing shorts. I'm shaking because I'm really cold! Officer: Why would you do that? Boy 2: Um I don't know it was warm earlier today. Finally, after at least 20 minutes of interrogating us, and making us stand outside in the cold and think that we could be getting arrested... they finally let us go without a ticket or anything. I think it's pretty safe to say this was definitely a misadventure!

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Things that don't help when going through a break up

I promise my blog is not being taken over by me feeling sorry for myself over the whole break up thing... however in my defense it has only been a week, and it's my blog I should be able to write whats on my mind, and whether I like it or not, this is on my mind. Anyway, lately I've been getting a lot of advice and sympathy going through this whole thing. Some people are really helpful, and my friends are an amazing support system. I'm lucky to be in a house full of people who really care. However, sometimes when people think they are helping they just aren't. Here's some of the not-so-helpful-but-trying-to-be comments that I've gotten lately:

  • There are plenty of fish in the sea- While this may be true, yes. 1. It's a small school & a small town, so I kind of feel like my options are limited, and 2. That's not really what I want to here right now.
  • You can do so much better- again, this may be true, but again, not what I want to hear right now. It honestly just pisses me off coming from friends because when we were together, we were "so cute" and he's "such a good guy" and now all the sudden he's not good enough? I can understand if he was a jerk about the break up, but as I said, he wasn't.
  • You can't keep doing this to yourself, stop thinking about it all- I got this as I was crying... like it was my fault I was upset, like I want to feel like total crap! Like I want to obsessively think about everything, to the point where it does make me want to cry? No, but I really can't help it. Like I said it's still so new, and it still hurts, so sometimes I cry... it's all part of the process.
  • Just give it time, time heals everything- I know this can actually be really good advice, but again, not so much what I want to hear. I don't want to give it time! I just want to fast forward through the "time" and get to a point where its not awkward for us to be friends.
  • Do you really think you can be friends, that never works- um yes. I do. and thanks for the voted confidence... real nice!
  • He's a jerk- this kind of goes a long with the whole you can do better thing... 1st of all he had the opportunity to be a jerk about it and he wasn't, and 2nd he really isn't a jerk, and he definitely wasn't a jerk when we were together, so the fact that we broke up doesn't make him a jerk because he broke up because he cares.
I know people mean well, and I know from experience its hard to know what to say to someone going through a break up. I just had to vent a little. Also, on the subject of advice... one of my guy friends just started a blog!!! I'm so excited, it's going to be like an advice blog, so if you want to ask him any questions, e-mail him at bryansadvice at gmail dot com, and check it out his blog (maybe give it a little while so he can get a post up!)

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Not Me Monday!

This is my 1st time participating in MckMama's Not Me Monday! I'm so excited! If you haven't checked out her blog, you definitely need to.. she has an amazing story and 4 amazingly cute kiddo's! So anyway here are some of the things I did not do lately: I did not spend almost the entire day in bed on Monday after the unfortunate event, and I did not skip my classes so I could sulk and feel sorry for myself. Not me, that would be stupid! I also did not let my friends talk me into going out with them that night... to his fraternity house. I also did not have to excuse myself to go to the bathroom and cry once I got there and someone informed me they didn't know where my boyfriend was, and I had to inform them he was no longer my boyfriend... not me. I also did not let my same friend talk me into going over there again the next day... where I did not have an awkward run-in with him. Nope. I did not start talking to this guy again this weekend... not me, that would be a bad idea. I also did not tell him to leave me alone only 2 days after we started talking because he was creeping me out hardcore. (There will not be more on this later, since this did not happen) I did not pay $30 at the airport this weekend for a book and a magazine... that's crazy! I did not eat like there was no tomorrow all weekend, not just Thanksgiving... I would never do that! I did not spend Friday night with friends drinking at my house... I would never do that in my house! I also did not steal borrow a few alcoholic drinks from my parents, not me! I did not break down and cry tonight when I got back to my room because of the incident... not me, I'm over it already. I did not sign up for NaBloPoMo and then ditch it 2 days later... not me! I did not stay up until 4 in the morning tonight enjoying the reunion with my friends and then writing this post even though I have class at 9 AM... that would just be stupid! So, hope you enjoyed reading about what I haven't been up to... sorry for the lack of posts this week, I'll update you guys soon on what's been going on.

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Sad Day

Just in time for the holiday season, sad news :( My boyfriend and I broke up last night... he broke up with me. He was nice about it, and he didn't want to have to end things... but he has a lot going on and needs to get his life together before he can be in a relationship. I understand, I do, but it hurts... a lot. I wish there was a way that he could get his life together and still keep me in his life as his girlfriend, but it doesn't look like there is a way for that to work right now. I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends, who all took care of me last night. I know this is the best thing right now, and I'm really glad that he cares about me enough not to drag me on when he doesn't feel like he can be 100% committed to this relationship. He has a lot going on in his life, and he felt like our relationship was possibly just another way for him to escape. I know he needs to get his life together, and we both said that it's possible there is a future, but for now he has to figure some stuff out. I just can't stop blaming myself... I know it's not my fault, it's no one's fault really, but I feel like there is more I could've done, I should've been there for him more... there are just so many regrets. If there is such a thing as a good time to break up, I guess that now is a good time because I'm leaving tomorrow to go home for thanksgiving, so we'll get a break from each other and we'll be able to think about things. It sucks. There's really no other way to say it. It really sucks. I miss him. I wish it didn't have to be like this. The worst part is, I had no idea. I did not see this coming at all, and that sucks even more. I know I'll be okay, and eventually when I'm ready I'll be his friend because he needs friends in his life right now, and maybe someday, when the timing is right, we can be together. Who knows what the future holds... all I know is I need to stop focusing on the past, and focus on the positive things. It's just gonna be a really hard couple of days...

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My High School Musical 3 Review

I've been meaning to write this post all week, so thanks to Jen @ Daily Mish Mash for hosting Movie Madness, a bloggy carnival all about movies, for motivating me to finally do it! 
I finally did it! I went to go see High School Musical 3 last weekend! I was a huge fan of the 1st High School Musical, and I liked the second one. I was pretty pumped for the 3rd one! So last weekend my best friend and I had a date and went to go to see it! Throughout the movie, we couldn't help but comment on some things that seemed a bit silly to us, or just something we couldn't resist speaking about! So, like the true blogger I am, I compiled our thoughts on my iPhone throughout the movie. Here are mine and Lisa's thoughts on High School Musical 3! 
  • It's awfully sunny to be raining- I swear it was during one of the songs with Troy and Gabriella, and they were on top of the school, singing of course, and one minute it was really sunny and then all the sudden it was like sunny & raining... strange! 
  • I bet there's a song about this- We would joke around every time there was some major dialogue about how there was gonna be a song, since there's a song for everything! I know it's a musical, we were just being silly.. go with it! 
  • Why do they have to sing every time they eat lunch? And where do the tables go?- Seriously, every time they were in the lunch room, there was a song! And magically... the tables disappeared! Where do they go?!? 
  • The freshman look 8- seriously how old were the actors that were supposed to be the freshman, because they did not look like freshman. And for once, they didn't look older than they were supposed to, but younger! Can't they just look the right age for once?!
  • OMG Gabriella's clothes- are fabulous!!! If only I were that skinny and could afford clothes like that... I can dream right?! 
  • Why does Troy have to climb over everything?- Seriously, at one point he gets out of his truck, hops over the back to get the other side to open the door for Gabriella. Um... I guess he looked cool and all, but why not just walk around?! Later, he did the same thing with a chair, like hopped over it in some half dance move or something, when he could've just walked around! 
  • Best Line of the whole movie: "Take a breather, Lebron"- I don't know why, but for some reason we found this hilarious
  • Sharpay's purse looks like a hoola-hoop- seriously, if you haven't seen the movie yet, when you do look for the hoola-hoop purse! It's too funny and too weird! 
  • Troy is so sensitive- maybe a little too sensitive? Just throwing it out there... 
  • Why is it raining basketballs?!- At one point, during one of Troy's songs I think, it was literally raining basketballs! But miraculously, somehow none of them hit him even though he was standing right there! hmm.. 
  • Who bike rides in a mini skirt?!- Apparently Gabriella a.k.a. Vanessa Hudgens does because she did in the movie! Who does that?!? Inappropriate! And you would think that would be really uncomfortable...
  • What kind of theatre performance has different actors playing the same role at different parts of the show- I don't wanna say too much about this, because I don't want to give away any spoilers, but seriously... the theatre performance was so strange, but of course everyone in the movie loved it! Whatever!
And finally... my favorite one: 
  • Pink Leather pants... really?! Enough said! 
Overall, it was a good movie, not my favorite HSM movie by any means, and it was pretty high on the corny scale, but it was worth seeing. I know a lot of people who loved it, and the music as always was pretty good! Can't wait to download some of the songs. Hope you enjoyed our thoughts & reflections. If you want to write your own movie post, or want to link to one you wrote before make you sure you go link up with Jen

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Why I Love Spam E-mail

So I'm pretty sure we all get spam e-mail from time to time, and I don't know about you but I have a love-hate relationship with it. Most of the time, it's just some stupid robot trying to sell you something or sometimes it's not even in English! Most of the time it's just annoying to sift through the crap to get to the good e-mails. However, once in awhile a good one actually comes along. Take for instance the spam e-mail I got today. It was just too weird and too funny to delete and never speak of again! Allow me to demonstrate: 

Knock!!! knock!!!! (Um... this is an e-mail you're not at my door why are you knocking?!) May i come into ur world ??? (Come into my word?!!? I don't even know you!) I bring no flower, no cake , no chocalote, but i wishes u (wow great grammar) flesh prayer to keep ur healthy & luv to keep u smiling... (Um.. what?!?!) May u begin the day with a smile on ur face &with happiness from ur soul to embrace. Am Mark Ken(Again with the grammar...) with a simple life..everything is good and i'm enjoying my life as it is.. (I'm so happy for you... since I don't even know you!) i'm hoping to achieve something in the future, (aren't we all!?) aiming for the stars...still struggling with my business (owh i should not put struggling but i'm enjoying it the way i suppose to)... (wow what was that side note? Didn't quite catch that..)really wish to meet with that special someone one fine day and i always praying for that...i loves the way i am today but the most important thing is i'm missing to ask as my friend so much especially my parents, i lost them in a airport crash...hard to believes that they are so far away from me..really wish to see them and also my bestess friends back at home..miss you priness (what is he calling me princess?? Creepy...) please come ro (do what now?) my and be my queen so that we can have a lot Fun-loving, style-conscious, creative and genuine, (was that a sentence?) you all know who you are..huhuhu---> (what did he just say??!?! huhuhhu???) 
I didn't add too many comments to that one because I think it speaks for itself... 
Then there's this one... apparently it's ok to request money from people you don't even know: 
Good day,i am requesting for your kind ASSISTANCE AND HELP,(what's with the random caps?!?i want to go into a lucrative business (is there any other kind of business that one would want?!?! Who wants a non-lucrative business?!),i need some money PLEASE NOTHING IS TOO SMALL (really!? Nothing is too small... so I can send you a penny?!?! That's my kind of donation!) ,GOD BLESS YOU.YOUR KIND REPLY WILL BE APPRECIATED.THANKS,kelvinanderson@aol.es,Regards,Kelvin
Or, how about this "anonymous visitor" who feels the need to tell me I have bad posture: 
Dear Patrice, 

An anonymous visitor stopped by NiceCritic.com and selected the following message for you:

Better posture might convey more confidence. NiceCritic.com

If you wish to unsubscribe, just click here

You can be sure I clicked that unsubscribe button!! 

So next time you get spam e-mail, consider reading it because you never know what you'll find! 

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And the Oscar Goes to.... (part 1)

I love getting awards, who doesn't?! It really brightens my day to know that people not only read my blog, but like it. That's crazy to me! I mean I think I'm a decent writer, and some of the stuff I have to say is interesting, but still, maybe it's not so interesting to everyone else. Anyway, thank you to Dee, Laural Out Loud, Island Girl. They have each awarded me with a shiny (sometimes even sparkly!) new award! I'm so excited! Anyway, as much as I love awards, I am a very bad award receiver! It always takes me forever to re-award them! So, I'm sorry for being a bad award receiver, but thank you for my awards, I love them! Ok so, 1st off Laural Out Loud gave me this award: That is so sweet, isn't it cute??! Thank you, again! The rules for this award is to give it to 10 blogs I love!! That should be easy! I'm going to try and give this to people who don't have this award, but no promises! These are the people who have and will type paragraphs of advice when I most need it, just because they care! Who else would be more deserving of such an award!?!

Next, I have this lovely award from Dee! Isn't it pretty?!?The rules to this award are Post the badge on your site and link back to Maternal Spark. Tag 5 of your bloggy friends who have sparked creativity, conversation, controversy and friendships! That's it, it's easy to spread the sparky love so go on...do it! These 5 blog friends are amazing and deserve some bloggy love so go check them out! So, that's that now go check them out and tell them I sent you! lol Moving on... Island Girl @ Not Perfect But Worth It passed on this lovely book award to me!Here are the rules: Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL! Ok, I'm warning you this is gonna be boring.. the only books I have near me are Text books so here is a short excerpt from my Mass Communications text book. "In three months, Common Sense sold 125,000 copies- some historians say it was closer to 250,000- 1 for every 10 colonists. Paine was no mere armchair commentator. In 1776 he joined George Washington's army." I'm gonna spare you from boredom and stop there.. for the record they were talking about Thomas Paine and the subject was Books in National Development. Yeah... bored yet? So, hopefully these people will have something more interesting to say, sorry for boring you! I know that's only 4 but I give up! Ok... so are you sick of all these award posts, yet? Well because I'm a procrastinator so popular, I still have 3 more to give out!! I'm so humbled by all this love, when I started this blog I never imagined that anyone would actually read it, much less send me awards telling me they love my blog!! Thank you everyone! Because I love you all so much.. I'm going to spare you! I'm going to do the 2nd half of these awards later in the week, so this doesn't turn into a novel or anything! Please go check out the award recipients, if you haven't already! They all have amazing blogs, and we all know how much we love bloggy love, so show them some please :) Part 2 coming soon...

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Me vs. You

Why is it that we can't just be happy with what we have, and we always have to compare it to everyone else? There will always be something that's not good enough if we constantly compare ourselves to other people: Someone will always be skinnier than me... that's just the way it is. But then there are the few that aren't. Someone will always have more money than I do... Someone will always be happier than I am... Someone will always be something that I am not or just more so than I am. Why is it that we do this to ourselves? Why can't I be grateful for what I am and for what I do have without comparing it to other people? There is usually nothing good that comes from this... it usually only leads to feeling inadequate.. at least in my case. I may not ever measure up to other people... but I am me, and I should be happy with that. Easier said than done, obviously, but it's really starting to make me crazy! I am setting myself up for disappointment by comparing myself to everyone else. The truth is my friends boyfriend might say sweet things that mine doesn't.. but that doesn't mean that my boyfriend and I aren't happy! The truth is half my friends will probably always be skinnier than me, and it sucks, but I am who I am! It's such a waste of time to compare ourselves to everyone else... we are all our own person and that's the way it should be. So why can't we just love ourselves and what we have without worrying about other people!?

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How do you really feel?

So I love facebook for many reasons, but tonight, after the results of the election were announced, I came to love facebook even more. Why, you ask? Let me tell you, friends... if you wanna know what people are really thinking, just log on to facebook, and read some of your friends status's. Or, better read some of mine. Some are happy, some are claiming they are leaving the country, and some are just freaking hilarious! Allow me to demonstrate: Here are some of my favorite negative one's:

  • Stocking up because we're screwed
  • scared for everyone's future...
  • Bye, Bye America
  • Way to go America for electing a damn terrorist
  • Congrats America.. you've elected a damn idiot for president!
  • can only sit aside and sob as I watch the country fall apart and see people celebrating...
  • omg what has America done? the next 4 years we are f***ed.
  • well yall wanted change and yall are about to see it, and it wont be good. F*** Obama.
  • excited to quit her job and go on welfare. Yay president hussein!! Oops. I meant Obama. My bad.
  • can't believe so many people are so easily fooled.
  • now that the dems are in control of the house, the senate, and the presidency, who are they going to blame now?
  • We should all make sure we look pretty cuz this country is about to get f****ed.
  • I can't believe America voted for a baby killer.
Countless people seem to think the solution is to move out of the country, to everywhere from Canada to Israel to Australia, and even Texas "if it secedes". One is going to Mexico: "I plan on going to Mexico to sit on the beach and drink for the next four years" Some just claim they are moving out period, apparently they haven't come up with a good location yet! Some are just shocking: "i can see the headlines now... "President Turned Terrorist Bombs His Own Country." " "in mourning and can't wait for increased taxes! no longer the white housee..........it is now the black house!" "wow america.. f***in n****" " its ok someone will probly assassinate him so dont wry bout it." Here are some of my favorite positive ones:
  • I must be a fortune teller cause I predicted this to happen, sorry McCain you tried now go cry.
  • Do you republicans need help packing? Because the rest of us are ready for change!
  • so glad America made the right decision!!! Suck it Republicans!!! OBAMA 08!!!
  • if obama get shot its goin to be war and you dont want that trust...and if you need help moving please let me know i got tons of boxes to help.
I can't even count the number of people whose status's were simply OBAMA! or OBAMA 08 or something of that nature. Some have suggestions as to who should run in 2012 already, including themselves:
  • just wants to party my life away, no more election crap! neither should of been elected. we all should have voted for MEEEEEEEE :)
  • announcing his intent to run for President in 2028.
  • f*** em! f*** em! LIL WAYNE FOR PRESIDENT!
  • is running in 2012 cause anyone apparently can make it.
  • 4 more years...lil wayne for president!
  • mccain can't make it rain and obama can f*** a llama. ME FOR PREZZZIDENT.
And my all-time favorite:
And what, do you ask, is my status?? Patrice is choosing to have no comment on the election.. unlike every1 else I'll keep my opinion to myself, thanks :)

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Yay for Birthday's!!

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! :) I'm so excited!! It's my 1st birthday away from home, so its bittersweet... but mostly sweet! I'm 19 today! And you know I'm gonna celebrate all weekend (starting tonight!) So, for my birthday, feel free to send me packages! I love mail! But I love the virtual kind of mail, too! So I'm stealing borrowing an idea from Sam, who for her birthday asked for enough comments to break her record, which was 35. When I finally clicked over to her, I believe she was at 65! Way to go Sam! So my comment record is only 20 comments on this post, which is awesome! But that shouldn't be too hard to break, right?! So if you could give me a shout out for my birthday, I would love to break my record, and set a new one! That's all I ask of you for my birthday :) Thank you in advance, and in return, I promise to return with reports of all the fun I'll be having this weekend!

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