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Day 10: Person I do the craziest things with.

10 Mar

This one is hard, because most all my friends and I do some crazy stuff. But after thinking long and hard, I’d have to say …

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Brittany and Bridget.

Looking back on my past few posts, they have a common theme of college partying. Oh well – moving on.

Bridget and Brittany are a good time. Point blank. Always down for whatever, where ever, as long as they each have money. For my birthday a few years back Catie got me four Dave Matthews Band tickets. Obviously her and I were two of them, and the other two were up to me.

I picked the two lovely ladies pictured above and that picture was taken in the parking lot of the IZOD center in Jersey before the concert. Needless to say, we had fun.

Two times with Bridget stick out.

1) We drove around campus for no lie four hours one night with our friend Joe. blasted music, and sang our hearts out. At 4 a.m. mind you.

2) On the way home from Daytona we were delirious and looking at pictures on my camera. We found a funny picture of one of our friends and zoomed in on his face and was moving it around and zooming in and out, DYING laughing. Like tears were streaming down our faces. All of a sudden we hear, “Uhhhh what are you guys laughing at?” Our friend who’s face we had zoomed in on was standing behind us. CAUGHT. We were caught. But because he’s a guy and hilarious, he just kept walking and said, “Okayyyy girls.”

I’m currently cracking up. Ahhh love it.

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Day 9: People who’ve gotten me through the most.

9 Mar

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With out a doubt, Meg and Catie.

These two ladies have calmed my nerves, dried my tears and have been there through everything. They know just about everything about me, to the point where it’s borderline weird.

I’ve heard people say that if you have one friend, you’re the luckiest person in the world.

I’m so lucky to have these girls in my life. Catie and I have been best friends since literally the first night of college. She came up to me, tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You play basketball right?” We ending up living down the hall from one another and playing basketball together, so our friendship easily blossomed. It’s all history from there and I can confidently say that I’ve been there for her and will always be. That’s how you know you’ve found a best friend.

Meg and I is a bit of a different story. See Meg is from a town about 15 minutes up the road from our college. First semester of college she contemplated moving home and transferring. She just wasn’t happy and didn’t leave her room too often. We joke that I was the one who “brought her out of her shell” so to speak. Well damn it, I think it’s true. (hehe)

I’ll paint a picture for you. It’s about 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Freshman year of college I used to literally barge in peoples room to see what they were up to. I’d borrow accessories, chat about their home towns, etc. Clearly I was shy.

That Tuesday night I barged in to Meg’s room to find her watching West Side Story. She quickly changed the channel hoping I didn’t see, but the damage was done.

“Are you watching West Side Story?” I asked

“Uhhh yeah,” she hesitantly replied.

“Oh my God I LOVE WEST SIDE STORY!” I shouted.

Yup and that’s one of many instances of how I “broke her out of her shell.”

Oh and there was the time I busted in her room, tipsy and reciting Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy in my best British accent. We had to memorize it for English spring semester and recite it in our teachers office. So because I’m awesome and had it memorized, I had a few brews with my friends and then walked around the halls of our dorm repeating it over and over. Let’s see how well I can do …

To be or not to be, that is the question. Weather tis noble in the minds to suffer, the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and by opposing, end them. To take arms against a sea of troubles … (something something)

To die, to sleep, to sleep perchance to dream (something something)

To die to sleep no more.

Now I have to go look it up. Thanks.

Oh and this night, Catie couldn’t memorize it and was so mad I knew it and was drinking. She wrote it on her mirror in the bathroom. It was hilarious.

Day 6: Person I’d trade places with is …

9 Mar

Lady Gaga.

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This woman fascinates me. I am by no means a crazed Gaga fan, I like her music just as much as the next person. I want to trade places with her so I can get in her head. I mean who wakes up one day and thinks, “Today I’ll wear a dress made of out meat,” or “How about an egg to get to awards show?”

A person with a vision, that’s who.

Personally, I think she’s always known she was going to be this big.  Here’s this NYC girl, NYU drop out turned mega super star. The next Madonna perhaps?

Only time will tell …

Day 5: Favorite Memory

7 Mar

This one’s tough. Rather than one picture, I have three.

Up first,

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(Chrissy, me, Meg, Brittany)

The ladies of 26 City Terrace North. These are the three lovely ladies who had the privilege of living with me senior year. (See what I did there?) This photo was taken at the infamous Women’s Day at our college. Basically every girl pays ~$40 and go to a house a drink all day. This was taken around 10 a.m. which explains the scarcity. This was an all around perfect day!

Next is,

daytona Daytona! Imagine being on vacation with your 30 best friends. Nuff said. I’m in the middle with the black on.

Finally,

Me and Chrissy

This more less sums up Chrissy and my life. We would sit at our table, and blast the most random music known to man. From Hootie, to Nelly, Meatloaf, Dave Matthews – oh and drink copious amounts of Natty Light. Nothing but class.

And I miss being tan.

Day 4: A picture of your night.

4 Mar

Roughly four of seven of my nights of the week used to look like this:

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Ah I miss it. Once a week or so I click through my pictures of Facebook from senior year and reminisce about the absolutely insane times I had. I used to get sad, slightly depressed even, with nostalgia for college – I’m sure most people in the Freshman Year of Life get that feeling.

– Staying out till 4 a.m. then getting up and going to class? Done.
– Getting into the bar with a local grocery store rewards club card? Not a problem.
– Sitting in the cafeteria for literally hours at a time laughing with your friends at Lord know what? Daily.
– Wearing sweats nearly every day? Jeans exist?

But alas, those times are gone. Of course I still still go out and have an awesome time, but it’s different, obviously.

Though my nostalgic feelings for college surface from time to time, I beginning to truly like and adjust my “new” life. Last weekend my grandma and step mom cam to town to visit. We had a fantastic time wining and dining, eating gelato and walking around New York, but when Sunday morning came for them to leave, I was ready. Clearly I adore them and love them to death, but my jive was all out of whack. I know most of you get it so I won’t attempt to explain more.

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Now I take cool artsy pictures of myself in Madison Square Park.

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Who am I?

Day 3: Favorite TV Show

3 Mar

Hands down, no questions asked … Will and Grace.

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It’s quite embarrassing how obsessed I am with this show. I own all eight seasons on DVD and have been known to quote Will and Grace daily. I’m lucky that my college roommate Megan is also obsessed so her and we would (and still do) spend a solid 20 minutes at a time laughing while quoting our fave parts.

If you have eight minutes and five seconds watch this clip, do, if you’re crunched for time, fast forward to the 6:28 mark. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Day 2: Person I’ve been closest with the longest

2 Mar

You know that friend that you were forced to play with when you were younger? You’re parents were such good friends that your friendship was inevitable? The friend that you might not have always loved playing with but loved none the less?

Friends, family and bloggers alike … meet Bridget.

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Bridget and I have been friends since before I can remember. She lived down the street from my grandmas house on Otisco Lake and her mom and my grandma worked together.  During my summer break my mom and I used to live at my grandmas house so my childhood summers were spent with Bridget swimming, jumping off the boat in the middle of the lake and playing God knows whatever strange games we created.

IMG_0105 She made me a scrap book for my high school graduation and it most certainly made the trip to Brooklyn. Judging by these photos , it’s safe to say we got along pretty well.

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Watch out kids, I was one fierce bat.

IMG_0108 We even spent those terrible awkward years together.

IMG_0109We’re not the type of friends who call one another every day or even every month for that matter.

She is in year two of a five year PhD program in at Syracuse University just bought a house where as I make an entry level salary and live in the most expensive city in America.

Our differences are clearly what brings us together. Growing up she was obsessed with vegetables and preferred her salad with out dressing, she read more books before the age of 12 that I’ve read in my life to date and she doesn’t have a Facebook.

Give me extra ranch, hours of Nickelodeon and Facebook imbedded in my brain and I’m a happy camper.

We will always be friends and would each do anything for one another – and she would kill me if she knew I shared these pics. Good thing she’s mostly on the computer for scholarly things …

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1

1 Mar

The lovely Cait from Fierce, Fit and Fabulous created a 30 day blog challenge and I love the idea so here goes!

Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts.

IMG_0102 1) Today is my birthday! I’m a leap year so technically it’s February 29.

2) I genuinely love St. Patrick’s Day more than Christmas.

3) I was a competitive Irish Step Dancer for ~12 years. (Like Riverdance)

4) I have a blanket that I’ve had since I was born. I still have her. She’s pink and her name’s blankey.

5) That latte pictured above was free – thanks Sbux rewards!

6) Born and raised in Syracuse, NY and will forever be obsessed with ‘cuse basketball.

7) My birthday gifts from my mom was a Backstreet Boys Greatest Hits, Flogging Molly and Hootie and the Blowfish CDs, the movie The Social Network and two cards; one cute mushy one and one that plays rappers delight and says, “U keepin’ it real?” on the front.

8) I scored over 1000 career college basketball points.

9) I just got an iPhone because my purse was stolen and I’m obsessed with it.

10) The last three songs on my iPod were Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson, Fancy by Drake and Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore by the High Kings – random much?