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Archive: March 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Easter! I was able to go home this weekend to see my family and go to church! It was so nice to go home and relax and see my family. We got to go out and eat and even watch a movie together.

When I got back to campus I got to campus, my friend Karleen and Brandon all went to her house to finish the Easter festivities. Her mom cooked a glorious meal and needless to say, I’ve eaten cheesecake galore. Her family also participated in an Easter egg toss competition. If I were playing I would have won but Karleen’s older sister Kelly ended up winning. We ended the day visiting her friend Allie’s house and now I’m back on campus after a fun day doing homework. :(

Twas fun while it lasted!

The troublesome trio!

Lollapalooza Lineup

So for the past two days everyone and their mom has been tweeting, Instagraming, and tattooing about getting Lollapalooza tickets. Personally I couldn’t get myself to buy the tickets because it was so much money for something I didn’t even know who was playing. The lineup hasn’t been announced so I wouldn’t even know if I liked the people or not. Also, outdoor festivals creep me out.

That being said, today a rumored lineup list appeared on the Internet and got me excited to say the least. It has Lana Del Rey, Azealia Banks, and other cool artists were on the list. If that’s the case, I might buy a one day pass just to see Lana and Azealia since all the other tickets were sold out.

Here’s Lana’s newest video just to get myself in the mood:

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Snow Galore

So last night and all this morning, it was snowing extremely hard. There was even the promise of 6-10 inches of snow so of course I got my hopes up that there would be no classes today. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when there were in fact classes today with no delay! So I had to come back down to earth and actually get prepared for class!

I happened to go to my car since I have to drive to my internship when I saw that literally more snow than in all of Alaska was on my car so I spent a good 20 minutes cleaning it off! Needless to say my hands were freezing afterwards and my feet were soaking wet. The only good thing that came out of it was the great view I got from my internship of all the snow when I was finally inside. We get a perfect view of the state capitol building from our office so it was definitely a nice view.

Great Season

Last night the men’s basketball team suffered a very close loss but definitely fought a long, hard fight and I couldn’t be any prouder! It’s tough to end the season so early but I can’t wait until next season when I’m sure, no matter what, they won’t disappoint.

Starting the day yesterday I planned on not watching the game since I had tons of homework and I usually can’t handle high stress games like the NCAA tournament. But, I couldn’t help but watch after hearing all the cheers and screams coming from people in my hallway, I couldn’t help but watch in bits and pieces in between reading for Spanish.

Even though this season didn’t end the way we would have hoped, at least we have the opportunity to start fresh in a new conference next year to really show the other teams what we’re made of, which is extremely exciting.

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RA of the Week

So at this week’s RA staff meeting, yours truly was named RA of the Week. So basically, in my mind, this makes me the King of my residence hall for the rest of the semester. I’ve decided to make Kim Kardashian my Queen and we’ll rule forever. I even wore purple today, the royal color, for the occasion. I also got a little bulldog stuffed animal as a prize but I have to give it to whomever wins next week.

In order to celebrate my new royal title, yesterday I invited my residents in my room to get candy and extra Red Bulls I had. I had a great turnout and I plan on banishing all of those who did not attend from the kingdom. So, in reality, I feel like Beyoncé in this video. Kate Middleton better watch out because I’m coming for her throne!

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Music Monday: JT

After a 7-year music break, Justin Timberlake is finally releasing his third studio album tomorrow and I’m pretty excited. I wasn’t always a fan of Justin but when “Sexyback” came out, I was hooked. His first single “Suit and Tie,” although it took time to grow on me, is great! It makes me feel classy when I listen to it and I like to sing and dance along to it in the car. I can’t dance as well as him but I’m getting there!

Justin has been all over SNL, Jimmy Fallon, and other shows to promote the album, which has gotten me really excited. He even performed a new song each day last week on Jimmy Fallon. And after listening to the full album on iTunes yesterday, I can’t wait to buy it! It’s a lot of R&B and Pop sounds, which I love. There are also rumors that he’s making a volume two to this album as well so I can’t wait!

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Spring Break Is Over

Much to my dismay, Spring Break 2013 is over. Although I didn’t do too much exciting besides homework and a bit of shopping, I’d much rather lay around my house doing homework than coming back to school and doing homework. But I’m still happy to be back! I actually arrived yesterday just so I could print all the papers I did over break and to get settled in before everyone else and, most importantly, get a good parking spot. I’m very protective over my parking spots so that means more to me than it does to most people.

When I got here yesterday, I finished some of my homework, went to Whole Foods (of course), and to get new pants at H&M. It was just so nice to get out and do something since no one was on campus yet so it was pretty boring just sitting in my room. Thankfully, people are trickling back in today so I can have some kind of human contact!

There are cars in the parking lot! People are here!

Lazy Men

Although I had planned to be productive over Spring Break, so far I haven’t done anything. Instead, I’ve done a lot of eating, watching television, and social networking. In between being a Tumblr addict and being enthralled by the new Pope announcement today, I have been watching old seasons on Mad Men on my computer. I purchased Season Four a couple summers ago and never got a chance to watch it but now, while I’m trying to procrastinate, is the perfect opportunity.

I first caught wind of the show when I went into Banana Republic one day and saw they had a new Mad Men clothing collection. All the clothes were so nice and stylish and I just had to see what it was all about. I watched a couple episodes and I was hooked! It isn’t one of those shows that is dramatic and attention-grabbing but it is so well-made that I cannot help but watch. The new season starts on April 7 so I can’t wait to clear my Sunday nights to watch!

Here’s a clip from the very last scene of last season:

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Music Monday: Home Again

In honor of seeing Oz The Great and Powerful on Saturday I decided to dedicate today’s Music Monday to Mariah Carey‘s song for the movie, “Almost Home.” It’s a very understated song, which I like about it, yet it still shows off her vocal ability. I also chose it because I’m home for Spring Break so I thought the title was slightly fitting.

As I stated in my previous blog post, I loved the movie! The music video features clips from the movie between clips of Mariah singing with a very powerful wind machine, I might add. The song isn’t in the movie but is the very last song played in the credits, which is disappointing since it’s a great song!

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Oz

On my first day back home for Spring Break, I decided to see a movie with my friend since elementary school, Hayley! She informed me that there was a new Disney movie called Oz The Great and Powerful so we went to see it! The theatre was extremely packed to see the movie so luckily we got there early to get great heckling seats since we both enjoy making snide comments about movies together. Yes, we’re those people….

The movie starred James Franco as Oz. It also starred Mila Kunis as one of the evil witches. It is before Dorothy arrives and tells the backstory as to how Oz got his rule over the Emerald City. The plot and storyline were very creative and the cinematography was spectacular. I really enjoyed the movie. Although I have a vendetta against movies longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes, I still enjoyed this 2 hour movie. Needless to say we got irritated looks for giggling and laughing the whole time but it was a great movie, nonetheless! I highly recommend seeing it.

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