It all started with me deciding to take a shower. Now, I rarely shower at night, but I thought on this one occasion, with all my homework done and an early morning, that I would take a shower at 10 o’clock at night. I stripped down, put on some music (hello, Mowgli’s, it’s good to listen to you again), and reached to the handle to turn on the water. Only for the fire alarm to go off.
Thinking, “You must be kidding me,” I reach for my robe, and poke my head out of my bedroom door to see my roommates rushing out the door. Realizing I do not have time to dress myself properly, I stick on flip flops, grab my phone, my keys, and thank the heavens my hair is dry as I go out into the cool night.
The moment the fire alarm goes off 2 seconds before your shower. Hey all residents of my building, look at my cool robe #EmbarrassingMoment
All I really remember about the fire drill is that I was annoyed. The fire alarm had apparently been set off on default and it had interrupted my relaxing night and now I was stood with all of my neighbours in my robe at 10:30 at night and all of my chill gone.Read More
I spent my Tuesday consumed in a group message with three of my best friends in which we held a tournament to decide who my ultimate celebrity crush is. I won’t tell you the winner (because I need to spare the hearts of those who didn’t make the cut) but I will tell you that they are very lucky I have deigned them worthy of my affection. Why? Because I am the perfect girlfriend.
Why Morgan Hegarty is the Perfect Girlfriend (And Band Members You Should Date Her)
1. She makes a mean plate of spaghetti
I don’t mean to brag, but my cooking skills are quite exceptional. I make a mean pasta dish and I ain’t afraid to use it. I’m also quite skilled in baking. That’s right, I will make you cupcakes on a whim. Don’t even try telling me that’s not a perfect girlfriend quality.
2. She can find a song for every occasion
Having a bad day? Having a good day? Having a super weird, completely unexpected day? Well, this girl knows how to find a song that will fit your mood and will serenade you (badly) until you feel completely satisfied in life. Oh, and I will sing “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” until you join in.Read More
As told by yesterday, I graduated high school on Saturday.
High school. It was the best of times, it was the worst of time. And to celebrate my graduation, I decided to compile a list of 50 events/quotes/happenings/etc. of my high school career that I will always remember because they made the last four years pretty darn great. So without further ado, enjoy some of my favorite moments of high school.
(Note: Most of these are from Senior year, because all those Government notes pushed every other year away from my brain. This post is also mostly for my own enjoyment.)
Why High School Could Be Considered Some of the Best Years of My Life
1. Inappropriate Wednesday. Back in November I went over to my best friend’s house on a Wednesday and while playing Zumba Core, her sister mentioned me theoretically giving a certain British YouTuber a lap dance and in the end I decided to deem Wednesday as a day full of inappropriate comments. I celebrate by saying dirty pick-up lines all day!
2. High school was the time of my first date. I was under the impression I was going with my male friend to the movies and then my mom made a joke it was a date and then he invited our other friend to come with us and he bought my snacks and three months later I found out he had a crush on me. It was incredibly odd, but I got free Reese’s Pieces and got to see Alice in Wonderland!
3. In May I bought a top from Old Navy, a chambray button-up with tiny anchors. I wore it to school and my friend Alex, when she saw me, said, “You have to wear that shirt when you meet Harry Styles.”
Well, it has once again come upon us. Valentine’s Day. And once again, you are single. But that’s okay. As long as you have your cat and that five-pound candy bar you should be good for the next 365 days.
Ha! Just kidding!
As you might not know, I have become a bit of a dating advice guru on this blog (I don’t know why) and I’ve decided to take what you guys have come to like best about me (a single girl’s guide to snagging males) and make a Valentine’s edition! (Note: I basically make these as mock-serious. However, if they work for you, tell me!)
Getting a Valentine That Isn’t Your Cat
1. Look Cute
I do not care if you have to wake up at 4 in the morning. Look nice. Put on a cute shirt, do your hair, put on a little extra mascara. Seriously. No one is going to want to be your Valentine if you look like the monster that lives in your closet.
2. Do Not Make ‘Forever Alone’ Jokes
If you don’t want a Valentine, make all the ‘Forever Alone’ jokes you want. Tweet all your besties using #ForeverAlone. Whatever you want! However, if you would like to possibly spend the day with a boy, leave the ‘Forever Alone’ alone. No boy wants to listen to a girl who sounds like a loser. Work that single girl status!
October is one of the best months for films, next to December of course. All these fantastic films about Halloween and horror and it’s just so exciting! So, in some Halloween spirit, I thought I would share with you the films that really get me in the spirit of scary!
“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
– Marlene Dietrich
There’s one thing about me that I would like to get straight: things come out of my mouth that I wish didn’t. An example? I was sitting in French class on Thursday, after discussing my entire blogging career with my teacher, and we suddenly got on the topic of studying abroad. A girl in my class asked if when my teacher had studied in France had she met any men. My teacher said no and, no joke, I said, “That’s crazy! When I go to London to study abroad there’s going to be a lot of British baby making!” And of course, as I say this, I realize that everyone has heard me and the entire class is laughing. Thank goodness everyone knew I was joking.
I can’t believe I just told you that. I say the weirdest things.
Anyway, on to the relevant part of this post. As I said, on Thursday my French class found out about Teenage Enthusiasm. This week in class we were discussing reciprocal pronouns, which are how you and another person treat each other. One of the terms we learned was s’entendre, which means to get along with each other. At this point, one of the girls in my class turns to me and says, “For your blog you should write the ten friendship commandments.” to which I replied, “Thou shalt not give good advice while one is not paying attention.” So, with a big thanks to Shiloh, here are the ten friendship commandments!
The 10 Commandments to a Close Friendship
1. Thou shalt not hide vital information (boyfriends, test scores, body piercings, tattoos, university acceptances, pregnancies).
2. Thou shall deliver chicken soup if a friend is sick. If chicken soup is not available, becoming sick with the friend is the only other option.
So, due to the amount of comments and emails I keep on receiving due to How to Get a Boy to Like You (Without Him Noticing), I thought another post on a similar subject might be appreciated. I had a lot of people ask me about this particular subject, so I hope you like it!
Now, in the traditional form of dating, the boy goes out of his way to court a girl before he tells her he likes her. Unfortunately, times change, people got hip with it, and that whole traditional form went out the window. Another way to put that is that, girls, if you want to date a guy, there’s a chance you’re going to have to make the move.
Now I know you’re all thinking, “OH MY GOD! I AM NOT MAKING THE FIRST MOVE! ARE YOU KIDDING?!? HE IS GOING TO LAUGH IN MY FACE!” And yeah, if you do just tap him on the shoulder and say, “Hey, I like you. Let’s date” he will laugh in your face and probably never talk to you again. Mostly because that’s really creepy.
Fangirl: to obsess over something/someone in a way that it becomes your wallpaper.
Enthusiasm: to obsess over something/someone that it becomes a topic you enjoy talking about.
I have now described to you the slight difference between fangirling and being enthusiastic. Being a fangirl is obsession to an unhealthy level. Being an enthusiast is obsession in the normal form of fandom. My blog is, from the name, an enthusiasm blog. I like to talk about certain subjects fairly regularly, but it’s all within good fun. One of my school friends is a major fangirl. You so much as mention certain anime characters and she basically pees her pants. And if you follow YouTubers like Tyler Oakley you’ve experienced fangirling firsthand. I tried fangirling this past week, and while enthusiasm is definitely more my speed, I thought I’d give you all some tips on how you can try it too!
How to Fangirl
1. Choose a subject. Choose a famous actor, actress, band, anime character, singer, author, etc. For the purpose of this guide, I’m going to use One Direction (a popular fangirl obsession).
2. Gather as much trivia as you can. Google your subject and learn every single fact you can. Watch YouTube videos, check their Twitters, search other fangirl’s blogs. Accumulate as many facts as you can so that you may be the expert in any conversation that may come up about your subject. You have to know your facts to fangirl.
Although I rarely have time for it, I love watching YouTube vlogs. And I seem to cross a few that I think are so funny, so genuine, so fantastically wonderful that I think, “I’ve got to share this with the world.” That means that I post them on Facebook, where __ number of friends see it. So I’ve compiled a list of my favorite YouTube videos and put them together for you 🙂
nerimon – Alex and Liam do Walmart
One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from this video. “I like tea as much as any British guy, but I find it less appealing when I find it’s in a petrol can.” I find other people from foreign country’s reactions to Walmart quite amusing and this video sums it up into one bit. Nerimon’s videos are hilarious and a must-watch.
ilovemarcandnathan – Dancing Away from Sticky Situations
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve forced this video upon. My absolute favorite ilovemarcandnathan video. Pure genius right here. I’ve actually tried it once, to no avail.
charlieissocoollike – Cooking With Charlie
The very first Charlie video I ever watched, and it’s still my favorite. It’s absolutely hilarious and truly one of Charlie’s best. This video includes jokes, food, and terrible egg cracking. Sounds like me making cupcakes this afternoon 🙂
kickthepj – Adventures with PJ, EP 1
LOVE PJ! This video looks truly gorgeous and the music is just great. If I want an entertaining video I know to look at PJ’s page. This video is just…no, I can’t find the perfect word to describe it. It goes beyond amazing, fantastic, lovely, and groovy.
livelavalive – I Love You
If I need a bit of cheering up, I watch this video. You really do feel like Mitchell is talking to you, which can be considered creepy but I consider nice. It’s funny, sweet, offbeat, and fun to watch.
littleradge – GET THE LOOK: Liam’s Hair
So, yes, this is the same Liam from the Wal-mart video. But that is besides this point. This video is so…entertaining to me that I just can’t stop watching it. I’ve made almost all of my friends watch it. This is one of those rare videos that is told as a joke, but really thick people think is real.
charliesvlogs – Sexy Shades 3
My best friend comes up to me last year. “These are my s-e-x-y shades. I wear them every single day.” Me: “What?” And thus I was introduced to this great song. Charlie Puth honestly has some of the best music vlogs I’ve watched. And as the creator of the ‘Sexy Shades’ songs, he might become one of ‘those’* people on YouTube.
*The people who get put in People magazine for their incredible talent.
boburnham – My Better Half
My favorite Bo Burnham song. He became famous at the same age I am now, and is one of the best satirical musical comedians of now. This video is just a hoot and a half.
stevemcgranahan – Lawnmower on a Stick
Possibly the funniest Redneck video out there. You might be a Redneck if…you trim your hedges with a lawnmower on a stick 🙂
And there’s my list. I hope you will go to these peoples’ channel and tell them how great they are. Tell me your favorite video in a comment. Thanks so much for reading and have a great week!
I’m always talking about things that I’m currently obsessed with (I am a full-fledged enthusiast) and today is no different. I want to talk about the (cancelled) Canadian television program, 18 to Life.
Yes, I know, you’re thinking “Ew, Canadian television. Obviously this show is terrible.” But it isn’t. It actually is something that will not only catch your attention, but might actually make you think. Shocker!
18 to Life follows the life of 18-year-old Tom Bellow and Jessie Hill, who are two life-long neighbors who are also newlyweds. After a dare, Tom proposed to Jessie and the two are now together for life. The two now struggle with not only being married and figuring out their future, but also with living in Tom’s parent’s attic. The two also come from very different backgrounds. Tom’s parents are high-strung Jewish people who live the proper lifestyle. Jessie’s parents are hemp-loving people who don’t believe in marriage. Now, not only are their parents disapproving of their marriage, but of their new in-laws. It’s a fun show that goes behind love, family and getting along.
There are lots of reasons I like this show. It has a nice perspective on young marriage. Nowadays, everyone thinks that if you get married young you are A) pregnant B) pregnant or C) really, really pregnant. But Tom and Jessie get married because they love each other, something that is shown throughout the show in the sweetest ways. Like when Jessie signs Tom up for culinary school, or when Tom actually tries to get along with Jessie’s father. It’s this outlook at young marriage that makes me, well, change my mind on young marriage. But don’t be expecting me to be getting hitched any time soon!
The actors in this show are great. I am a huge Michael Seater (Life with Derek) fan. And Stacey Farber (Degrassi: The Next Generation) does a tremendous job of acting without the heavy Goth look. They play an incredibly cute couple and you really do believe that they are married. And, in the definition of acting, real acting is ‘living truthfully under imaginary circumstances’.
If you’ve liked what you’ve read, please watch the show. I am so sad that they cancelled it in the beginning of 2011, but you can watch it online, like I am doing this very moment. I’m on the first episode of the second season. Hope it’s good!