Friday, May 18, 2012

I have always wanted to hitch my wheels to the bandwagon of "Fill in the Blank Friday," and due to Lauren's cheerful version that I found, I thought today was a perfect day to start. Therefore, without further ado, let's begin shall we?

1.  Something that is very near and dear to my heart is people, helping them, and investing part of yourself into their lives.

2.      Another day in this crazy, abundant life   is good cause to celebrate .

3.  The most fun I ever had were moments of spontaneity or moments where I let myself be child-like again.

4.  True friends are   the few people in your life who you have no boundaries with and allow you to be your truly unique self while also molding you into a better person along the way.

5. Something that makes me terribly happy is  hearing people's laughter (especially Allison, Andrew, and Tate's just to name a few extraordinarily entertaining laughs).

6. A good way to spend a sunny day is   with sweet tea, a good book, and a beach chair at the ocean's edge. Hello, July! I am coming for you.

7.  My favorite celebratory food is ice cream. Hands down.
Halfway through with this Maymester. (Another reason to celebrate). What about you? What are your Fill-in-the-Blanks? Happy Friday, friends!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bachelorette Babbles

So, I saw this on Meg's blog, and of course, I couldn't help but join in on the fun since the highlight of my day yesterday was the pure entertainment of the first episode of The Bachelorette. For all of you who are turning up your noses right now, cut me a little slack. I am in summer school and had been reading about human development all day. I needed some kind of release, even if it was soap-reality TV. Besides, who can resist watching Emily? She's absolutely beautiful. Back to the point, here are my opinions and impressions from last night's show.

First impressions and favorites:
-Ryan: The guy is a former pro-football player. Do I really need to continue? Ok, ok, besides that, he is a Southern man (woo hoo). Not to mention, in his introductory video, he was playing with kids WHILE lifting a tire. Can we say Superman?
-Charlie: Almost reminded me of Channing Tatum in a way, so of course, I was immediately hooked. He's from Nashville which is also a plus. Finally, I found his demeanor adorable. From his joke about the plates in his head to just his smile- I LOVED him.
-Arie: I thought he was so cute and loved his consideration of Emily's feelings. He is also a race-car driver which adds an adventurous edge in my book.
-Jeff: Although I thought he stepped straight out of the 80s or The Breakfast Club, you can't help but love someone who donates their company's profits to a charity. And behind all that crazy hair, the boy is cute.

Moments that literally made me cringe:
-BOBBLEHEAD: I literally cringed at this. I would never want to see myself as a bobblehead figurine and do not find this the slightest bit romantic. Flowers, yes. Compliment, absolutely. A bobblehead doll that looks just like me and has absolutely no use: N-O.
-HELICOPTER: I can handle Linzi coming in on the horse last season because that was something she was passoniate about/loved. However, I have a huge problem with Kalon making the set his own landing pad and his "Sorry, I'm late" comment. You made no friends with that one, pal.
EGG: Once again, I cringed. The only guy from my home state, and he brings an EGG. I am all for creativity and being unique, but an EGG? The metaphor was terrible too. I would never want to be compared to an over-sized egg that you are going to "guard and protect." I'm sorry, did the producers let Casey come back this season? Next stop: Egg tattoo.
-Songwriter: I really don't even remember his name, but I was so disturbed by his "song" in the introductory video. I am anxiously awaiting for the awkward moment where he breaks out into a musical number on a date. Once again, Casey is back on the show people. 

Did you watch the show? Who were your favorites? 

Happy Tuesday!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

T's in TGIF.

Today, I figured I would have a spin-off of TGIF. As thankful as I am that today is Friday, (even though finals start Monday-eeek) quite a few things have happened this week that I am thankful for. So without further ado, let's begin my T's in TGIF list,

  1. T for NICE cops. Yes, you heard me. I had NEVER been pulled over by a cop since I began driving almost six years ago (weird) until Tuesday night. I got a call from a friend who was having a bad night, so of course in Super Shelby fashion, I sped across campus. I had been in bed, so needless to say, my hair was not reveling in its glory days. As I was driving, I was not paying attention to what was behind me until.... the BLUE lights. Doesn't your heart always sink? Mine did. So, I pulled over to only realize NO LICENSE. Perfect. So with the biggest smile I could muster, I turned and saw the cop approach my window. He asked for my license, only for me to explain that I did not have my license-my friend called me in a panic for all I knew she could be hurt (yes, I pulled that sympathy card)- that I left in a hurry and didn't even intend to be driving- I am so sorry I am only going a mile off campus- ramble. When I was finished, I suppose the cop noticed how deranged I looked with my messy hair and ceaseless ramble and asked, "Mam, have you been drinking tonight?" I thought that my outfit, lack of make-up, and mangy mane did the job of explaining I was half asleep, but apparently not. I smiled and said no where he proceeded to ask if I had dead bodies in the car that he needed to know about (by this time, I picked up that he was kidding). Then to my miraculous surprise, he let me go scot-free when I had NO license. So major props to you, Mr. Policeman. Glad to see the meeting-quota-ticket-hungry force has not conquered everyone yet. 
  2. T for Surprises. I love surprises, I really do. However, I have the nosy tendency to discover surprises by being snoopy (I was that kid who searched the house high and low for Christmas presents) or by finding the weakest link and badgering them until I got the desired information or by over-analyzing every possible situation. Yet, boyfriend is smart, and boyfriend is wonderful. While I thought he was sitting in his apartment in Texas watching a TV show, he was pulling onto campus in Mississippi. I got a call to go outside Wednesday night, and he was there. I literally was in s-h-o-c-k. He was in town for a recruiting event for work, so I got to hang out with him the past two days. It was just wonderful and just what I needed before finals started.
  3. T for this past school-year. As the clock struck 3:45pm yesterday, I put the finishing touches on Junior year. I had my last class of my third year of college. I am still trying to figure out where the past three years have gone. I feel like I could walk back into room 1015 and find a freshman girl sitting on a red rug with her nose in most likely a Biology book never knowing where the next few years would take her. Yet, this past year has been absolutely amazing. I would not trade it for anything. I have gotten to do so many great things over the past school year and have made so many unforgettable memories. Although I only have one year left in this magical place, I am so grateful for the experiences I have had thus far. 
  4. T for YOU. Yes, you, whoever you are reading this! I am glad that you stopped by to read my rambles and daily thoughts and for experiencing this crazy life with me so-to-speak. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and that you too can find a few T's in TGIF.
 Happy Friday and May the 4th Be with You. (Yep, it's National Star Wars Day, and although I am not a fan, who is going to miss out on that incredibly cheesy pun? Not me!)