Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beautiful and Inspiring Dance Photos

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My current thought process...

  1. I'm right there with you Penny.
How's this for irony.... I'm procrastinating on my research homework about procrastination.
Courtesy of tumblr... which I shouldn't even be on because I need to be working on my homework.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Perfect Fall Weekend in Spartan Land

The last few years I've managed to get tickets to a Michigan State football game from my friend Sam. Last year I made it for the Notre Dame game which was awesome. If you don't remember that game here you go....

A few weeks ago Sam told me she could get me free tickets to the Wisconsin game if I could make it to East Lansing. Of course i said yes and managed to overcome my fear of driving down here enough to make the well worth it trip. If you weren't in East Lansing yesterday or if you missed the game on TV, you missed out BIG TIME! That game was beyond exciting and amazing. I'm so happy I went and so happy about everything. As the group of us walked back to Sam's apartment last night around 1 am I could stop smiling, and people yelling Go Green, Go White always make me happy as well. It's days like that that I'm slightly bummed I decided to go to Western over MSU because when it comes to sports they have my heart. Spartan teams are bound to win their fighting is the best rah rah rah! (The sad thing is I always accidentally start singing the MSU fight song during WMU games).

The moment right before this play was so quiet and no one wanted to move, every one was holding their breath and then everything erupted. I'm surprised I managed to keep my balance the whole game while jumping around and high fiving people. I even still have a voice today.

Other than football the whole weekend was fun. Sam was a pretty kick ass host and I think I ate better this weekend than I normally do here. So many pumpkin flavored treats this weekend (plus I got sent home with some, I felt like I was leaving my house not my friend's).

Friday was mexican night with a nice gathering of friends at the apartment for burritos and drinks
Saturday included tailgating and the game
Sunday we went to the pumpkin patch for cider and doughnuts :)

Have I mentioned enough how much I love fall?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Not Giving Up

Everyone has good days, and everyone has bad days. I'm definitely not the only person who knows that when one thing goes wrong, everything seems to go wrong. It's just the way life works. We have to learn to "roll with the punches," "separate the good from the bad" and most importantly, not give up when things do go awry.

I guess what I'm trying to say is no matter what, hang in there,

On cloudy, rainy, windy days
On the days when you have piles of homework
On days when you fight with your friends
On the days when you get overwhelmed with money problems
On the days when you don't hear the answers you want to
On the days when there just doesn't seem to be enough time
(or too much)
On the days when you feel fat
On the days when you don't meet your fitness goals

Because there's always a tomorrow and tomorrow is bound to be a better day.

It also helps when you go on a long vent to your friends. Luckily I have really patient and supportive friends who are wonderful listeners and that always helps. I also love calling my Mom on those days because she can be really logical about working out all my problems :) Yay for being an adult and still calling your mother to help figure out your life. Go me!

I also want to say that running and working out in general usually helps clear my head in these situations and I've been making so many excuses lately to not work out. It really needs to stop.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October's Playlist

Songs I've been frequenting in October:

  • Wildcat by Ratatat
  • Somebody that I Used to Know by Gotye
  • Houdini by Foster the People
  • Nantes by Beirut
  • Is A Hope (Drinking Alone) by Laura Marling
  • What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club
  • Frick Park Market by Mac Miller
  • Freshman by The Verve Pipe
  • You Are a Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie
  • It's Like That by Run DMC
  • Money Honey by Lady Gaga
  • Midnight in Her Eyes by The Black Keys
  • Helena Beat by Foster the People
  • Polish Girl by Neon Indian
  • Towers by Bon Iver
  • Homesick by Radical Face
  • The Joker by Steve Miller Band
  • East Harlem by Beirut
  • When the Sun Goes Down by The Arctic Monkeys
  • Too Dramatic (The Morning Benders Remix) by Ra Ra Riot
  • What Sarah Said by Death Cab for Cutie
  • Cheers (Drinks to that) by Rihanna
  • Wildfire by SBTRKT
  • Only Man by Audio Bullys
  • Anthem Part 2 by Blink 182
  • King of Rock by Run DMC
  • Night by Night by Chromeo
  • Naked Kids by Grouplove
  • Love the Way You Walk Away by Blitzen Trapper
  • Boys Boys Boys by Lady Gaga

I've been revisiting a lot of The Fame by Lady Gaga (I was not a fan of the Fame Monster at all) and the one band we all agree on in my art class is Blink 182 which kind of makes me laugh. Of course Run DMC is always good as well as anything Death Cab or Black Keys. Also, I've been loving Foster the People recently, the whole Torches CD is a recommendation (but I guess I recommend any band on this list).

* Here's the playlist on Youtube