Monday, October 19, 2015

The Worth It Struggle of Dog Adoption

"Tucker, please drink this water." I was begging the latest member of my little apartment. He just gazed up from me with his big black eyes not taking a lick. It had been two days and he still hadn't drank any water. I was getting really nervous. I went to Pet Smart and got the last option, a water spigot that you use for hamsters. The second he saw it he came over and started drinking out of it like Linz Lo after a long night at the club. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Confession: I wear Spanx

Spanx ~*attempting*~ to be sexy

Here's my deepest darkest confession: I Wear Spanx. Okay, okay not so dark but really people need to start getting honest about these bad boys. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why I'm Straightedge (sort of)

"Really, not even weed?"- every human ever

I have never done a drug a day in my life, why? I'm not really sure. This is the answer people don't like. I'm not coming from some high and mighty place where I don't do drugs because I have immense self-control. I just really have no interest and I'm totally cool if that's what you're into.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Braces in College

(Miranda on "Sex and The City" only lasted one episode with braces)

"Hahaha woah you have braces, they look horrible." Thanx random jerk at 7/11, I had no clue. 

Last summer I decided that I needed to get braces again. I had lost my retainer and figured I could use a tweak. I tried invisilign but it didn't fully work (just flush your money down the camode tbh). So I thought, F it, I'm a confident young women and I can handle having braces for four months. Oh was I wrong.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

That Time I Took My Dad On A Yoga Retreat

"This is the first time I write a review on a facility and I have traveled the world. My experience was so bad that I thought it important that I share it with you. If you are into roughing it, this would be the destination for you. Since I am not, I want those of us who go on a vacation to rest and relax to know about this place." -My Dad on TripAdvisor

Sunday, August 16, 2015

6 Tips For Ladies Traveling Alone

I'll start by saying I hate that this title says "ladies". I'm sure there are some of you getting feminist on me and saying why this can't be gender neutral. I get it, I was a Gender Studies minor and I'm all for gender equality- but sometimes theory just isn't reality. Women alone unfortunately cannot travel safely the same way men do, especially in unfamiliar countries. I know it sucks, but it's just reality.

Now that my lil' rant is over here are six tips for women traveling alone. I'm no expert but I've been to 20 countries and probably around half by myself. So here are some of the stuff I've picked up for remaining 100% safe and in control.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dating Abroad

When I landed in the Madrid Airport I had just missed my eleven o’clock bus to Salamanca by thirty minutes, I was wearing my make up and hair from being a bridesmaid at my cousin's wedding two days prior, a celebration from which I had to leave early to catch my transatlantic flight. It doesn't take two days to get to Europe you ask? Well it does when they've shut down JFK because of the blizzard and a plane slidding off the runway. But back to the bus situation, there was another one at three so I waited in the cold and played Flappy Bird (yes I have it and yes I’m considering selling my iPhone) until the bus arrived. I had already packed my luggage in the bus when I went to get on and the driver so kindly told me that since I did not have a ticket for the three o’clock I wouldn’t be able to actually board the bus. I look over at the five empty seats and tell him a few select things in Spanish, while waving my earlier ticket in the air like a mad woman. I get off the bus with tears starting to form in my eyes and decided this is going to be a horrible semester abroad and I haven’t even made it to my town yet. Hey, I get a little dramatic when I haven't slept in 48 hours, but who wouldn't?

How To Rock Side Cut Outs GOT Style

Boss betch Margaery was consistently the most fashionable woman on television each Sunday at 9pm. Why you may ask? Those damn side cut outs she whipped out to seduce that lil sucker Joffrey is what; nobody could resist that. Not even his jail bait brother.

Better As Friends?

Are you in a relationship in which you find yourself thinking you would be better off just as friends? If so, here are three signs that being amigos might be the best idea.

Why Is Neon Still A Thing? (gag me)

I saw the neon trend coming from a mile away. Literally. Fall semester I began to notice a bunch of girls starting to rock pink neon work out gear while jogging, pronounced yahgging (it’s a soft J), around campus. I prayed to baby Jesus in hopes that this whole neon thing wouldn’t become a thing, but alas it has.

Ginger Discrimination

#680: I like gingers, but really don't want a ginger kid. (ND Confessions)

Look people, I can take ginger jokes in stride but this is ridiculous.

How To Be A Heartbreaker

I break down Marina & The Diamonds’ song “How To Be A Heartbreaker” into an ND single girl’s playbook. If you’re unfamiliar with the song, listen to it first here (you'll love the vid):

Rule number one: “You gotta have fun. But baby when you're done, you gotta be the first to run”

This at first appears to directly say you should hit it and quite it like Shane Oman in the projection room above the auditorium. I interpret it slightly differently. It is well known that the best part of a relationship is the beginning where there are only good feelings about one another and the guy is on top of his game. Instead of going through the obnoxious process of having the boy you are talking to slip up his game, just leave him when you see it coming. This way you can save yourself analyzing with your friends why he’s not texting you and instead find someone new to have fun with. Time is precious at ND, we’re busy girls here.

Fanny Pack Chic (is it possible?)

I finally did it. I broke down and I did it people, I wore a fanny pack. You’re probably wondering, “How and the hell did you reach the rock bottom of purse wear and are you on your way to recovery?” I have an explanation.
I always switch back and forth between a cross body and clutch much like Lindz Lo’s sexuality. The cross body is great because it’s a hands free bag that you don’t have to worry about losing (if you do, you have major talent). The huge problem with it is that it creates an unseemly line that goes across the body and usually ruins your outfit. Hey ladies, it’s picture time! (Wait 5 extra minutes while everyone takes off their cross body purses) Cross bodies can just be really inconvenient.

Mint is the New Black, Obviously

If you haven't noticed the color of the season is mint you must be more fashionably inept than Jenna Hamilton (you're welcome). I first started seeing various shades of mint being used as the summer's go-to nail color and it is has since moved on as a popular choice to brighten up a autumn wardrobe.

How to Wear High Wasted Shorts & Channel Your Inner Joan

The high waisted trend has slowly taken over every day fashions mostly thanx to the AMC hit series 'Mad Men' (think Joan Harris, less Peggy Olson). While most of us ladies feel super comfortable rocking high waisted bandage skirts, a lot of us struggle putting on the high waisted shorts. Will they look good? Are they versatile? Are they just too trendy?