Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dont' Stop the Music

Over the summer I started a music blog, but I have been neglecting it since school started back. I finally am back to posting on it and hunting for some great music. Check out my latest post:

Mute Button Off...

I talk about some new bands I have added to my finals week play list. Here is a music video from one of them:

The Republic Of Wolves - Oarsman (Official Music Video)

Thanksgiving in Twinkle Town

This Thanksgiving my family and I spent the holiday at our deer camp in Star City, Ark. If you don't know where Star City, better known as "Twinkle Town", is-- well it is a small town in Southeast Arkansas.

The last time I was at deer camp I was probably 10, and running around catching lizards and listening to my Walkman. It hasn't changed much over the years, it just looks much smaller. My sister has always been the hunter of the family, so she goes with my dad all the time. I am not patient, still or quiet enough to be an expert deer hunter. I would much rather go duck hunting! I love it but I never get to go. My dad goes with all of his buddies and I am "not allowed" (as he says) because I am a girl. Not fair.

Anyway, enough about that--I decided to go hunting with my dad on Thanksgiving morning. I was feeling pretty lucky and I woke up at 4:45 a.m. anyways, so I figured why not. The weather wasn't the best for hunting. It was hot, windy and raining but I was determined to kill a deer. We had been on the stand for about two hours and hadn't seen anything. I'm pretty sure all that was on my dad's mind was Thanksgiving dinner because he was mentioning leaving way to early.

Just as we were about to leave two deer came out of the brush. This was my chance. I got my gun situated, pulled the trigger and missed--just kidding, I killed my first deer!!!  I was excited, especially since I hadn't been deer hunting in years. I think the rest of the family was a little bit jealous because I got a deer and they didn't.

The rest of the days are deer camp where spent 4-wheeling, watching movies and eating. I picked up the nickname Mario, because everyone thinks I am a crazy driver on the 4-wheeler. In my opinion, they are just too careful. I was glad the family decided to spend Thanksgiving at deer camp. It was nice to get away and relax. I was also glad to spend some time in the woods with my dad!

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Sundays

Sundays have always been my favorite day. That was until I started working at Colton's and had to work on Sundays. When I was in high school I had my daily Sunday routine which consisted of going to church, eating lunch with friends from church, and then laying on the couch watching golf or GAC until it was time for church again. I miss this so much!! It was nice having a day where I did not have to worry about getting anything done, and could simply enjoy time with my family and friends or napping.

Yesterday, Sunday, I had the day off so I took it upon myself to drive home and visit some friends. Ashley and I went to register clothes for Kinsley. I have come to the conclusion that baby clothes are the cutest thing in the whole wide world. We then went to dinner at Bar Louie with all the girls plus Lane, Aimee's boyfriend. It was great to just visit and catch up.

I then talked myself into the Forever the Sickest Kids Show at Juanita's. I had decided that I was going to go, but I changed my mind at the very last minute. I am glad I did. I was surrounded by friends I hadn't hung out with in what seems like forever. It was great to see everyone, and not worry about having to get homework done or anything of the sort.

One thing about soon having a "real" job-is that I will finally have my Sundays back. I guess growing up isn't so bad after all.

Little A and I are going to make the best aunties.

Christina, Jessica and Ashley at Bar Louie.

I got to hang out with this beautiful face at FTSK. =)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

life plan: in progress....

I have finally registered for my last semester of college. It is crazy to think that I will be graduating in May. It feels like I just started college a few months ago. Knowing that I will be graduating in six short months is an exciting and scary feeling.

I feel like everyone else has there life completely planned out, and I have no idea what I will be doing after May. There are so many things I want to do, and so many different routes to take to get there. I just don't know which one it will be yet.

Even though my life plan is not completely laid out, there are a few things I know:
-I will get my masters
-I want to move to either Boston, NYC or Southern California
-My plan is to eventually work in fashion or entertainment PR
-And I will visit as many places as possible before I die.

As for the rest of it-I am still planning...

Party on the White House lawn??

Last month I had the privilege to attend the 2010 PRSSA National Conference in Washington, D.C. It was my first time in D.C., and I had a wonderful time. I probably would have stayed there if I had the choice. I learned so much at conference and also got to visit some very cool places.

Conference consist of five days completed devoted to PR and PRSSA. We heard from numerous speakers in the PR industry, and had the opportunity to network with students and professionals from across the United States. I had the chance to meet the Intern Queen Lauren Berger. She had amazing advice to offer about internships, and it was also exciting to meet her because I had followed her on Twitter since the summer. I also meet Jeff Tobler, publicity manger at the CW Network. He gave us some insight on working in the entertainment industry.

Along with being successful, these two speakers were also under the age of 30. It was a great inspiration, to visit with professionals that are closer to my age and have been so successful in the industry. It is definitely encouraging in this economy.

Conference was a great experience, and so was exploring D.C. I had the chance to visit the Holocaust Museum-which was amazing. It is an awesome museum and takes you to the heart of the Holocaust and the people that went through it. I also visited the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, Washington Monument and the capitol building. I also visited Arlington Cemetery, and it was my favorite part of site seeing. Arlington was a beautiful place, and if I had the time I would have stayed there all day taking pictures. It is full of so much history!

My partner in crime

Our PRSSA family

Holocaust Museum

Kennedy's grave site

at Arlington

After getting the largest pizza slice ever!

at Arlington

at Arlington

Spending five days in D.C. was not long enough so I will definitely be going back!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

da na na nu. snap snap.

Halloween is one of my top three favorite holidays, the other two being Christmas and Thanksgiving. Nothing can beat the amazing food. I love coming up with creative, non-scandalous Halloween costumes. Last year I made my own Cat Woman costume, which I got back into for a party this year. Being Cat Woman is a blast. I love wearing the mask because people can never figure out who is behind it.

This year it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to be. I have always wanted to be Wonder Woman, but I wait until the very last minute to put my costume together so it never really works out. I also refuse to spend $50 on something I will wear once. About three hours before the Halloween festivities started, I decided I was going to be Wednesday from the Adam's Family.

BAD IDEA. Actually it was a great idea, but I didn't realize there where so many people who didn't know who the Adam's Family was, let alone Wednesday. I was very upset. This means that I am getting old, or my friends were deprived as children. Adam's family is a classic!! I rocked my costume, even though I had to explain to everyone who I was.

And many more...

Birthday celebrations have become one of my favorite things over the past few years. It is so great to be able to be with a friend on "their" day. Everyone loves a day that is totally dedicated to them, and I find it pretty cool that they let you in on it. Think about it-when you were a kid all you could think about was your birthday. It would be six months away and you would already be filled with excitement. Over the past 21 years, the excitement of my birthday hasn't changed all that much. I don't have Madeline themed pool parties or ask for every Barbie doll on the shelf anymore, but I still look forward to spending the day with my closest friends. Here are a few pictures from my favorite birthdays!


Although I haven't done an actual count, I am pretty sure the majority of my friends were born in October. Being a college student, it is hard to give all my friends the presents of their dreams but if I had the bank account I would do it. I love making people happy, and I love giving gifts. Actually, I love giving in general. With that said-Brittany and I decided to surprise two of our friends with a little birthday tagging!