Friday, January 25, 2013

Meet Ashley!

So I prolly should've asked permission but I figure she stalks my blog so she'll see this soon enough but I figure I should do another one of these so you can meet the amazing people in my life. :)

Senior Powderpuff
8th grade D.C

One Acts

Senior Band camp

Football game

Senior football game

Band competition

Fort Wayne Trip 

Sophomore Year Band Camp
She's easily been one of my best friends for the longest. From now to wayyyy back in like the 7th grade when we became friends because of our friends Josh and Haley or band or whatever strange event that brought us together. I'm beyond glad it did. We've been together through New York, D.C, Band, Choir, Graduation, High School, AP Calc, Powderpuff college visits, just everything. Through the fights, tears, break ups, make ups, friends, classes, boyfriends, competitions, trips, etc. she's been an amazing friend over the years and I'm glad we got to grow up together and that she could be there for me and I be there for her. We've both been to hell and back in our own lives and through all of it I can't remember a time when we weren't friends and she's just the most amazing person. She's hilarious, goofy, smart, caring, I mean the list goes on and I just couldn't ask for a better friend to have grown up with. :)

Things I Love: MacBook

This is wayyyyy overdue. But it popped into my head because I'm using it to write this post (exciting I know).

Anyways, I absolutely looooooove my MacBook. It's a 13" MacBook Pro that I got almost a year ago and I honestly have nothing bad to say about it. I've never had any problems with it, its fast, plenty of memory, basically designed just for me or I guess the user, and I just couldn't be happier with it. So for those of you going off to college and looking for a new laptop, go Mac. I had a dell before this it was a 15" (which I found to be really big and bulky) and within a couple weeks I had the blue screen of death and it repeatedly shut down in the middle of my projects and deleted all my stuff. It was beyond irritating and it wasn't reliable at all. My Mac is so sleek and it fits in with all my school books without being a big pain and the touch pad is way less irritating and I just highly recommend it. :)

Things I Don't Understand About Girls

So this post has been in my drafts for a ridiculously long time and I've been having inner turmoil over whether to finish and post it or just pitch it but clearly we know which one won.

Alright so, back story time. This whole thing was spurred when I was at work a couple weeks ago and I was working in the back with a bunch of guys and they were picking on me pretty hard and at one point said, "Don't take it personally, Courtney. You're just one of the guys." Of course, I'm not a guy but it did get me thinking because honestly, I've always pretty much been one of the guys. Ever since I can remember I've only ever really hung out with guys. I just never really clicked with girls I guess and I still really don't. I'm not complaining because I love hanging with my guys. But I guess that sends the wrong message to other females. Newsflash: I'm not banging them all. Promise.

So I've been wondering, what is it about girls that I just don't get? And I've compiled a pretty good list. Some of these things are things that I do that I don't understand too so I'm not just ripping on other girls. But I hope the rest of you find this at least slightly entertaining. (:

One. First thing I don't understand about girls is their natural reaction to scream. Why? What exactly is that accomplishing other than annoying everyone in a 15 foot radius? Nothing. Shut up.

Two. Spending a half hour on make up. My sister is the queen of this. No joke, 45 minutes every morning. I spend like 2 tops. Whats the point? Unless you spend a ridiculous amount of money and get some good stuff its going to rub off by the end of the day anyways. Plus you could use that time for just about everything else.

Three. Impulsiveness. This may be more of a personality thing and not a gender thing because I know that I have a major problem with seeing something I want and just getting it without really thinking about it or like confronting people with stuff I hear without maybe thinking of other ways you could take what they said.

Four. Drama. This is the ultimate reason that I cannot stand females. The worst part is, they will all say "I hate drama. I just avoid it" then they start subtweeting each other and talking behind each others back and then lying to their faces. God. Stop. Just stop. First of all, don't subtweet. Its so ridiculously irritating and pointless. I will have a post about this soon because it is one of my biggest pet peeves on twitter. Next, be real. Don't act like someone's friend to their face then turn to your other friend and shit talk. Just don't. You look like an idiot. They are gonna find out and guess what? they are both gonna be mad. Just be straight. Geez. I'll cut this rant short because I could go on forever.

Five. Impressing. Everyone is trying to impress someone. There is no denying it but its just a matter of figuring out who to impress. But what annoys me the most is being fake (explained above) and acting like a ditz/whore to impress guys. Do not degrade yourself like that girls, c'mon. Nothing irritates me more than that girl that acts like a total ditz to guys and you know that she is smart and has common sense. Thats just annoying and congrats, you'll prolly get the guy. Then when you actually start acting like yourself, he prolly won't like you anymore. Something that depresses me is when you hear about that girl that sleeps with guys just to make herself feel good. I just feel bad for them. You need to love yourself before you do that.. and I hope to do a post about this topic in the next week or so too.

Six. Eating. I get that we all wanna be skinny and match the stereotype  Pause. Stop it. You're beautiful. I promise. But I don't understand why a lot of girls will not eat in front of their friends or boyfriend then go home and eat. You think they are gonna stop liking you if you eat? I just don't understand.

Seven. Shopping. I can't figure out why its so great. Occasionally, yeah, but all the time? Pass.

Eight. Dirt. Mud, trash, dirt, etc. Its not like its any big deal. I don't understand the girls that won't get a little dirty or touch grease. One thing I'll never understand prolly. Since I do it regularly.

I'm gonna stop there before I go on forever. Maybe i'll do a part 2 next month or something. I'd love to get some feedback though. Comments? Questions? :)

Happy Friday Readers!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Miss Me?

Mmmmmmkay! So clearly, I've fallen off the face of the planet (I haven't even tweeted in forever!) so heres the updatedness:
  • Back in school! 15 or something credit hours with a ridiculous amount of homework (yay college) plus a 45 minute drive to and from. It's getting old. But I'll talk more on that in a later post.
  • Still working... full time. 40+ hours a week. 3-11 every week night (including tonight so I'm making this quick) and third shift on the weekends. So I leave for school at like 7am and don't get home til 11:30pm generally. 
  • Raising Gunner. Thats a job in itself and I can't thank my parents enough for helping me out and watching him during the day so that he doesn't have to be caged all the time.
So basically, I'm trying to be a full time student, full time manager, raise a puppy, be a decent friend and have a social life, and on top of that be a good girlfriend to my boyy. It's been rough and I've only been at it for 2 weeks... wish me luck the rest of the semester  I promise I'll be back to posting regularly from here on out :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Open Minded Review

For those of you who stalk, I mean read my blog actively, know that I've mentioned more than once that I had a list of piercings I was dying to get especially after I turned 18. Well, I finally did it.

Day 1: Tragus and Cartilage piercings 

Day 2: The girlfriend and I got our navel piercings done

All thanks to Bethany at Open Minded in Van Wert.

This place is just absolutely astounding from the amazing atmosphere to the beautiful jewelry to the awesome people there. The jewelry is custom made and one of a kind so that it's specialized to what you want. It's not overly expensive and honestly it's worth every penny for the quality and expertise you'll get. Plus Bethany is just a trip. (In a good way!) (: so if you're looking to get a new piercing or just some cool new jewelry or even a tattoo, I definitely recommend going to Open Minded, it's so worth it. (: