Saturday, June 19, 2010

Forget about the real deal, you don't find it, it finds you...

I had a glorious realization today that I no longer want to be in a relationship. Not that I am in one right now, but I have no desire for one. I really would like to focus on school, friends, family, sorority, volunteering and so many other things. It might sound a little ridiculous, but I know that while I might get a little lonely, if I could stay single and really focus on myself, I will succeed. So one day when I am sitting in my flat in London, or my lovely apartment in Manhattan,and I'm pleased with how my life is personally, then I will concern myself with finding a man. But until then, I will leave this to you...


8 TV Shows I Like to Watch:
1. Sex And The City..without a doubt
2. Glee..oh how I love Finn
3. Gossip Girl..yes it's getting a little ridiculous, but Blair Waldorf is my hero
4. Greek...someday I will find my own Cappie
5. Degrassi..but only the old ones with Paige, Spinner, Emma, and the most important Jimmy Brooks <3
6. All the different Samantha Brown shows..sometime I really wonder how someone becomes a television travel host, because I think I would be fabulous as one
7. Ghost Hunters..Its really something my family likes to watch, and I do too but I get scared so easily that sometimes I can't watch it
8. Top Gear...A hilarious British car show/talk show..everyone

8 Favorite Places to Eat and Drink:
1. Qdoba..too wonderful for words
2. La Scala..Most fabulous Italian restaurant in Baltimore, and I don't even like Italian food
3. Starbucks..Vanilla Lattes and Passion Iced Tea equal love
4. Panera..bagels happen to be my favorite food in the entire world
5. Geno's..yummm Cheesesteaks
6. Whole Foods..they have the best prepared foods of any grocery store..and the most delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies
7. Taco Fiesta..cute qdoba like place..with a fabulous
8. Taco Bell..yeah its hands down the best fast food ever

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Hawaii!!!
2. Starting my new job when I get back from Hawaii
3. Being reunited with my best friends
5. Moving back to Philly..this is really on my list..but this is kind of in chronological order
6. Learning French this year
7. Moving into Phi Sig Paradise
8. Getting my little <3

8 Things That Happened To Me Yesterday:
1. I woke up late.
2. I went with my mom to the mall
3. I tried to convince my mother into poolside margaritas..didn't work :(
4. I made yummy salsa with my mommy
5. I watch Legally Blonde and Frost/Nixon
6. I took a nap
7. I went to the grocery store to get things to make dinner foods
8. I watched Bridget Jones' Diary and Definitely, Mayebe

8 Things I Like About Winter:
1. I seem to only own cold weather clothing
2. Not sweating while I drink coffee
3. I think cities are especially magical during the winter
4. Snow.
5. Christmukkah...and then i guess eventually it will be just Hannukah
6. Winter Break
7. Going back to school after winter break
8. Snow Days

8 Things I am Passionate About:
1. My family
2. My friends
3. Phi Sigma Sigma <3 <3 <3
4. Improving the world
5. Find my place in the world
6. Becoming a Jew
7. Harry Potter..don't laugh..
8. Traveling..I don't do it enough, but I have about a dozen trips planned in my head

8 Words or Phrases I Use Often:
1. Soo
2. like
3. oy
4. In Philly...
5. My favorite thing...
6. roughhh
7. balls
8. shibby

8 Things I Learned From the Past:
1. Always be kind, even to those those can't be.
2. Smiles are the best accessory.
3. You never know what will happen.
4. Family can be your friends, and friends can be your family.
5. Follow your passions, and take risks, the worst thing that can happen is you learn from your experiences.
6. Every girl should have a pair of jeans that makes them feel sexy, a dress that makes them feel beautiful, and a pair of sweats that will always be there when sexy and beautiful seem far away.
7. Girlfriends can be soulmates.
8. Always learn from your mistakes, otherwise you will never be able to grow.

8 Places I Would Like to See\Visit:
1. Pottsville, PA
2. London
3. Paris
4. New York
5. Vienna
6. Dublin
7. San Francisco
8. Disney

8 Things I currently Want\Need! :
1. To see my beloved school friends
2. More summer clothing
3. Lots of letters
4. New black heels
5. Some beautiful Lilly
6. a haircut
7. my best friend to be happy again
8. to start my uber nerdy collection

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oooh You Make Me Live..Oooh You're My Best Friend

Today was an incredible day. If I were to tell you about how I spent hours cleaning my room, running errands, hauling boxes into the attic, and taking the worlds quickest coldest shower on record, I'm sure you would beg to differ that that list sounds pretty awful. And that part on any other day would have been awful, except for today I finally met Bunny.

In my house Bunny is a legend. Every good story my mother ever told me about college involved Bunny in some way. And after 19 long years of life, and thousands of "I'm going to tell you a story about Bunny so you learn a life lesson through her shenanigans story", which by the way Mom never really worked because your stories always sounded super fun and made me want to do whatever it was that week that much more, I FINALLY MET BUNNY!!!! And she really is everything I had hoped she would be, and then even more. And its the more part that really got me thinking. Here it is 30 years after first meeting as college suitemates, and my mother and Bunny are still friends. Albeit, they aren't besties who talk all the time and see each other weekly, but I think that those types of relationships are significantly harder to maintain as you get older.

So as I saw my mom having a fabulous time with her friend, whom she sees about once a year and each time its like no time has passed at all, I began to really think about my own friendships. Now I must preface this by saying I am in a point in my life right now where I have really left behind my old high school ways, and everything about my college experience has become my life. My sisters are my everything, I love all of the friends I've made, and I wouldn't trade them for all the polos and pearls in the world. But my very best friend is the perfect hybrid for my life. She has been my best friend since we were 5 and she goes to school with me now. For me that means she has been there for every moment so far, happy or sad, and as we really and truly grow up and become the people we were meant to be, and will continue to stand together through ups and downs, thick and thin. So I am happy to know that in 30 years I too will have my very own "Bunny" by my side, to laugh and cry with, to continue to grow with, but I know that for us, our visits won't be an annual thing. We will be those women who have those impossible friendships, that even at 50 years old we will remain inseparable.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And Time Goes by So Slowly..

Oh where do I begin? My summer in Baltimore is quite boring, due to my lack of employment and my friends all being in far off lands, like Philadelphia and Connecticut. So to keep myself occupied I have baked about 5 dozen, give or take, chocolate chip cookies. And might I add they are getting better by the batch. But tomorrow I am embarking on what I hope will be an epic crafting spree. I have so many ideas just bouncing around in my head, and luckily due to many years in Girl Scouts (I know, I know) I have a basement full of craft supplies. PLUS, come fall, I will be (hopefully) getting a little!!!! And any little of mine must be spoiled to the max with preppy crafts made with love. Here are a few of my ideas:


Maybe something like this:

And so many more!!

P.S...The title is from one of my all time favorite songs. I think this is what I want my first dance at my wedding to be to. So beautiful.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Good Morning (or Late Afternoon) Baltimore!

I have a confession to make, I'm not in Philadelphia. gasp. For this summer I am back at home with my lovely family because long story short, I couldn't find a job in Philly. While it does pain me to the core to be away from my beloved new home, Baltimore was where I was born and raised. And so in honor of Charm City, I'm going to make a list of the 5 things I can't wait to do this summer :)

One. Outdoor Movies! For those of you who have never been to Baltimore, you are really missing out. Similar to other old east coast cities, Baltimore is dominated by neighborhoods. And while some of these neighborhoods have been altered by time, the economy, and condos; the majority of Baltimore's neighborhoods continue to hold on to their original individuality. During the summer months many neighborhoods put on free outdoor movies that begin when the sun goes down. While Little Italy has been doing this for years, about half a dozen other areas around town have jumped on board; meaning you could catch a free movie every night of the week if the weather holds out.

Two. Baltimore Zoo. I don't think this one need much explanation. I love animals, and being outside. Thus, I love the zoo.

Three. Picnic on Federal Hill. This historic look out helped America defeat British troops in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Now Federal Hill holds a different meaning to Baltimore, now its a hip area with growing real estate and a fabulous night life. To add to that night life, Federal Hill also plays host to one of the nights of free outdoor movies. So on Thursday nights this summer I will be packing up my dinner of take-out and going with my sister to the movies.

Four. Sunday Morning Farmers' Markets. I love farmers' markets. Nothing is better than fresh fruits and veggies, people watching, and coffee. Its always a lovely time for my mom and me.

Five. Open Houses. What is better than looking for your dream house? Nothing. On many a Sunday, after the farmers' market, my mom, sister, and I head over to a few open houses to plan for our dream homes. A girl can dream.

Lucky Number Seven

After many weeks and months of reading fashion blogs, I decided it was time to jump on the bandwagon and get myself a blog. So for my very first post I will be telling you the SEVEN most important things about me. (I chose seven because it has always been my favorite number, for no real reason at all.)

One. I truly am a city girl. I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I now go to school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I eventually plan on moving further north to New York after my many years of education are over. When I say I'm a city girl, I mean it. I am unafraid of public transportation (thank you SEPTA), I know how to deal with the constant wind that sky-scrapers always seem to generate in their shadows, and I can parallel park to save my life. With that being said, I did not grow up in a city like New York, so I did have a yard and a driveway, but my urban neighborhood was wonderfully eclectic and still somewhat bound to its original German roots.

Two. I am a walking contradiction. Just like in those crazy Starburst commercials with the albino lifeguard and the Scotch-Koreans, I am quite the contradiction. I have an incredibly German last name. Yet, I was born into an off-the-boat Irish family. I was raised Roman Catholic. Yet, I am in the process of converting to Judaism. Crazy right? I think all these crazy little tidbits make me that much more fabulous. :)

Three. To describe myself I sound like the girliest girly girl (and a bad stereotype). I spent 13 in Catholic School, with my high school years being spent at a predominant all-girls school in Baltimore. (Our most famous alumna just happens to be Nancy Pelosi. I always thought that was nifty.) I then went off to college and joined a sorority. I am an incredibly proud sister of Phi Sigma Sigma. To add to all this, I love fashion. No one would ever call me a model, nor would I say people envy my wardrobe; but I work with what I have. As a poor college student I know how hard and fun it can be to be a recessionista :) But I would definitely call my style geeky chic. I love preppy lines, Lilly, Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren, and so many more, but as I am in school and once again POOR, I unfortunately cannot buy the clothes I so dearly want. So I make the best out of what Target, H&M, American Eagle, Martin & Osa, and of course my mother's vintage closet offer.
Four. I know an obscene amount of random information. I think Wikipedia is the greatest invention ever! It might not always be 100% correct, but it does the job. I love celebrity gossip. And most importantly, I know everything about the Kennedy Family. Not in a creepy way, but they fascinate me. I always thought I was a princess, and the Kennedys are the closest America has to a royal family, so thus I always wanted to be a Kennedy.
Five. I’m obsessed with a unique collection of t.v. shows and movies. My all time favorite show is Sex and the City. I’m a total Charlotte. But SATC is followed closely by Glee, The OC, Degrassi: The New Generation (where a young man named Aubrey Graham got his start, look him up, your mind will be blown), Gossip Girl and Greek. For movies my favorites are much more diverse than the girly t.v. shows. Love Actually is my all time favorite, but I also love old movies like Casablanca and Gone With the Wind, and I also have a great affinity for war movies, especially Saving Private Ryan. I often times wonder how I could become a movie critic. No really, how does one get that job, because I would be fantastic at it.
Six. I love to read. Give me a book and I will read it, even if I don’t like it. I’m in an awkward transition point right now where I’ve read every young adult series known to man, but I haven’t really moved into the more adult books that people like Oprah and Victoria Beckham read and make them instant best sellers. I will admit though, proudly, that my favorite book of all time is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You can say what you want, but some day in 11th grades everywhere Harry Potter will be required reading for British Literature classes. And that will be a great day.
Seven. I’ve always wanted to go into politics. First let me say, I want to be in politics, but I don’t want to be a politician. I want to be the girl standing 12 feet behind the person at the podium, listening as that brilliant public figure reads my words to the nation. But until I reach that point I should get used to coffee runs and copy machines, because that’s how you earn your way into the vicious and wonderful world of politics.

So in seven very simple, but kind of long, points, that is me.