Don’t let the stresses of school, and work bring you down. If you do it means everyone else wins. let today be your “me” day. Do what makes you happy, say no to people, or just stay in bed and sleep all day.
After watching Hilary Duff’s new movie “The Beauty and The Brief Case”, I got to thinking about what my “Magic Man” is.
For those of you who didn’t watch Duff’s latest attempt to grab her career back (poor Lizzie Mcguire) the entire movie basically consisted of a writer who wanted to find her “magic man” (which is a man who meets all ten items on her check list..don’t lie ladies we all have one!) and by the end realizes that there is no man based on all of her amazing things on her list.
Kind of depressing..but at the same time an eye opener..in a way. Lately I’ve been realizing that I am perfectly fine with being single, I don’t want to have to settle just because I’m spending one more holiday alone eating chocolates while watching Roman Holiday. But then I got to thinking, Could one of the reasons I’m still single be because of my ultimate check list? I think so. It’s not my fault if my mother told me (at a very young age) to never settle…to find someone who is just as amazing as you (I’m talking like 5 or 6 years old..things stick.) So, in an order to purge my impossibly high standards I figured I would share some of my items. I would share the entire list, but we would be here for a very long time…seriously.
Item # 1: Must have an Accent: But not a gross one. Probably italian, French, Australian, or Britsh..or Spanish (as long as he doesn’t call me mami…not into that) I’m not sure what it is that thrills most girls about finding a foreign hottie to curl up to after a long day of work..oh wait…yea I do. It’s the fact that this guy is foreign he’s not the jock from your high school or that guy down that hall from you..he’s from a different freaking country. And completely new. Chances that he dated your best friend’s sisters’ cousin…are zero. And having a foreign affair is on everyone’s check list. Making sure your magic man is a foreign affair..probably not.
Item # 2: Must be able to Ice Skate: Okay…okay…I realize you can learn, and that it’s kind of stupid. But I love Ice skating and since I like to make that a pretty large portion of my life having a guy who can Ice Skate as well would be pretty swell. Plus then we can hold hands and I don’t have to steady him or slow down. Plus…yeah. okay it’s kind of dumb one…maybe it can be crossed off..
Item # 3: Must NOT be an Actor: Yeah..that’s right one of my check list items is eliminating people. I don’t know why..maybe because any actor I have dated has just ruined any chance for the others. But..it’s the truth.
Item # 4: Must be above 5’10″ : I know…I’m too picky. But I want to be able to wear heels…and not feel like I’m a towering giant. I’ll admit 1 and 2 can be erased..but this one..absolutely not! This is a definite…and I have ignored guys meek attempts to hit on me if they are shorter than me…
Item # 5: Must be T.V. Compatible with me: Okay..so kind of weird..But I’m a t.v. geek! So since (sadly) I make more t.v. references than one episode of family guy, having someone who can keep up and semi follow them is pretty important. I know…I’m a geek.
Item # 6: Must wear semi-decent clothes: I’ll explain..I’m not really into guys that have just stepped out of an Abercrombie magazine..but I consider myself pretty darn stylish (yes to floral skirts and boyfriend t’s) so I like a guy who can match my style. The whole effortless cool style that girls swoon when they see. (I.e. Zac Efron)
Item # 7: Must be musically inclined: This one is pretty broad and includes but is not limited to..Having good taste in music (i.e. The smiths, The Beatles, Regina Specktor, OneRepublic, Jason Mraz- you have to know more than one song by him!, Hall and Oates…I think you get the picture), the ability to play a music instrument (harmonic and accordion don’t count..sorry), is in a band (bonus points if the band is good), can sing (or gives it his best try, confidence is always good) and most music things work. Normally I would say eh…but music has become a huge part of my life, and I would much rather have someone who shares that than someone who does not.
Item # 8: Must enjoy traveling: I have no plans on settling down anytime soon. I want to explore the entire world, turn it upside down and then go back and make it right side again. I can’t be with someone who just wants to stay in the same town all their life, it just won’t work.
Item # 9: MUST BE FUNNY!!: Given right? Coming from someone who wants to eventually write for SNL..he kind of has to be hysterical. Or at least exactly like Jim from The Office..that’s not an impossible request! which brings me to my next item…
Item # 10: Must be Jim Halpert: I’m not even going to explain this one.
And from there they continue to just get more insane, and impossible to fulfill. This could be due to the fact that I currently have no one in my life and want to imagine my perfect match is so amazing and waiting for me (hence why I go for the Jim and Pam love story rather than the stalker watch with Bella.) But just going through my list, it is pretty clear that due to Disney and my love for romantic comedies I have an obsession with finding my “magic man” or the man of my dreams that probably doesn’t exist. And as much as I don’t want to accept that the real Jim Halpert isn’t out there …I kind of am starting to. Kind of. I’m not knocking the check list that we all have been adding to since we were what..10? I just think maybe we should broaden out horizens…you never know..maybe you soul mate is that total geek who you would never date because he doesn’t have brown hair. Just give it try
And to answer your question..yes I do feel that putting “How To” in the subject can constitute this as being a “how to” post.
I will admit, sometimes I am not the wisest person in class. I may even sit in the back and begin to nod off. (I know, sorry Professors!) And sometimes I say things that, even looking back on now, make me hang my head in shame. But there are certain things students should just…well…keep quiet about during class, or even in emails or pretty much NEVER, I repeat NEVER, say to a professor. I’ve witnessed multiple accounts of questions, statements, things that just shouldn’t be brought up to anyone. And they were said in class, and said seriously.
9. “The Titanic isn’t real! It’s just a movie” - So you are arguing with your Professor, which is great because Professors welcome the challenge. But in this situation you fail. If you are going to accuse something like…I don’t know, the TITANTIC, of being complete and total fiction, maybe do your research or at least pay attention in class.
8. “I’m still drunk right now!” – Great, I’m really glad you had a fun time last night. But this is a class you paid for (1) and (2) all of the other students in your class paid for it as well and (3) your Professor is actually trying to teach them. No one cares if you are still drunk, especially your Professor. So maybe just leave and find the closest AA meeting.
7 “My dog ate my homework”/ “My roommate spilled water on my homework and I didn’t have time to get to a printer” - This isn’t high school if you didn’t do your homework, then you didn’t do your homework. Your Professor might be annoyed, but regardless, it will be a zero. And if you make up some lame excuse, it will just aggravate your professor more.
6. “ You never told us when the papers/test was due!”- Hmm…do you have a syllabus? Chances are, anything that is going to be happening this semester (like a test..) will be listed there. And also, this is College…you are responsible for paying attention in class and looking on a syllabus, which is why they give you one, not to just be thrown away after the first class.
5. Professor: “please put you cell phone away” Student “Hold on, it’s really important!“-Okay, this is a big one for me. I don’t understand how people can be so rude! I know you text all the time when you friend is talking to you, which is still rude, but this is your Professor who is trying to TEACH you something. Weird, I know. But regardless this is your money; don’t you want to try to get something out of it? And P.S. in your Professor’s world, the most important thing is what is happening in class right now, so the fact that your best friend just sent you a text about some wild party tonight doesn’t really match up. Put away the cell phone and pick up a pencil.
4. “Is there any way I could get an extension on the paper that was due today, I had a really big test I had to study for in another class” - One of the many unique skills that you can take away from College is the ability to Multi-Task. This usually occurs within the first year of college when you have 3 essays and 2 tests the next day. And waited until the last-minute to start either. Professors assign you work for their class knowing you potentially have 4 other classes to worry about, but keep in mind they still need you to do the work ON TIME…why should you do work for one class but not another?
3.”I know we just took the test yesterday but I was just wondering what my grade was…” -So you know how it took you about an hour and fifteen minutes to take the test? Now that test that you wrote those amazing essays on has to be corrected and read and have all the errors marked. And not just for yours but for everyone in your class and then the other 3 sections. And your professor also would like to live their life and have time to see their family, while you go out and party.
2. “Did I miss anything important in class”- I really hope you wouldn’t say that to a Professor. Please, promise me you won’t. Asking them if you missed anything important is like slapping them in the face then asking for the high lights of class. Everything in class is important according to the professor, if it weren’t, they obviously wouldn’t be teaching it. In the future just ask a student in your class.
1.“I paid a lot of money to take this course, I want an A”- when you go to college it is supposed to be to further your learning/education. Yes, we all want an A (especially since Grad. school is ten times more competitive than 4 years ago) but you need to earn your A. Or at least make you Professor think you are earning your grade, because they sure won’t care that you paid for this class (just like every other student in the class).
A special Thanks/shout out to @annoyedPRprof for some great ideas on how NOT to act in a classroom!
Recently I caught the disgusting stomach flu…let me tell you it was hell. I threw up for FOUR hours straight…but enough about that. Here are some tips you can do to hopefully ease your pain.
Step 1: Once you have discovered you have the stomach flu..usually because you suddenly have a desire to throw up..head to the nearest toilet. fortunately I live in a suit where we have our own bathroom…so camping out by the toilet was completely okay.
Step 2: After the initial round try to crawl (do not stand up…such a bad choice) to your room. You are probably insanely dehydrated and although I’m sure you don’t want to drink water you should try to drink a little bit.
Step 3: Stay on the floor, don’t attempt to get to your bed there is no hope. Plus the cold tile will feel good on your face that is probably burning.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1 and 2.
Step 5: I know you feel disgusting and your want to chew gum or brush your teeth, but this monster is not planning on living you alone until at least 3-4 hours later. So just slowly sip your water and wait it out.
Step 6: It has to stop sometime, if you are getting dizzy then just stay in the bathroom. Since you are probably extremely weak right now.
Step 7: Still haven’t stopped? Call your mom! That’s what I did. there is nothing worse than being sick and stuck in a dorm room that echos. (it sucks)
Step 8: Make it into your mom’s car, or bring a bag with you so you are covered.
Step 9: While in the car lose your eyes and smile. For some reason smiling suppresses the need to throw up, and there is nothing worse than having to throw up out of a car.
Step 10: lay on the bathroom with a pillow or with out and wait for it to stop.
Step 11: Go to sleep .
Hopefully this has something helpful and anyone who is yet to get the stomach flu can follow my guide and power through!
so you better not stalk for friendship sake!
Okay so I know this isn’t a how to post..and I know I have been sucking at updating BUT I thought this was pretty worth while..
Like most college students I creep/stalk on Facebook like nobody’s business. Sometimes I even forget that I’m doing it and somehow end up on some random person’s page who just had a baby named Ella. It’s not healthy, but everyone is doing it!
The creepy part about this whole game is…who ever I have most recently “creeped” on starts to show up a lot more in my news feed. So that boy I went to high school with from three years ago and never talk to randomly starts clogging up my news feed?? What is up with that!
My friend and I have decided Facebook must somehow be able to detect when you are “creeping” on someone’s Facebook profile. Which means that soon they are going to be able to let all of the users find out who has been looking on their profile! Hopefully not though, because then that cute boy from my Psychology class will really find out what a creep I am and that I just might check his profile more than I should…I’m just making sure he is still single though so it’s okay.
So what does this mean? Do you want people to know you creep on their profile? Do you want that weird boy from high school to start talking to you because you just randomly glanced through all of his pictures that one night?
is this just some random coincidence? and we are just being overly paranoid because we “creep” more than we should.
Guess we’ll never know!
What are your thoughts on the subject?