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All Nighters: The Buddy System

So, yesterday was my first all nighter in about a month. Let me tell you, this stuff isn’t easy. My tip for an all nighter: have an all nighter buddy. Trust me on this. Not only will you stay up together, you will keep each other accountable for doing work. Always remember the buddy system

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Top Things to do with your friends during Thanksgiving break

1. Go see the Muppets Movie 

No matter how old you are, you will never get tired of Kermit’s voice or his tumultuous relationship with the ever fabulous Miss Piggy. It’s been 12 years since their last release of a Muppet classic and the gang is back and better than ever. In this tyriad, the gang joins together to save an old movie theatre from being destroyed by a greedy oil tycoon. Political? Yes. Entertaining? Of course. No matter how old you are, you will enjoy this Muppets movie also staring Jason Segel and Amy Adams.

2. Black Friday shopping 

After you are full from all that turkey, get your shopping shoes on because when the clock strikes twelve, it’s Black Friday shopping time. Target, Best Buy, and Walmart have some amazing deals this year, including a $149 flat screen TV, but it’s a great way to get all your Christmas shopping out of the way early at a fraction of the cost.

3. Have a catch-up session 

Chances are, you haven’t kept up with your friends back home as much as you should have. It’s okay. We lose touch with home when we are out having fun and making new friendships. Not only is Thanksgiving a time for you to see your long lost best friend, it’s a time for to share stories, and college provides a lot of stories. Set aside 3-4 hours for you to just talk and chill with your BFF’s. Make plenty of snacks because you are going to be there for a while.

4. Decorate your homes with Christmas decor 

The day after Thanksgiving signifies the start of the Christmas season. Spread the Christmas cheer with you friends by decorating the inside of one of your homes. It’s a great way to pick up extra decorating tips for Christmas decor for you dorm room and it’s a great bonding experience as well. Don’t get too caught up in the decorations though, because I’m sure your parents want to surprise you with a Christmas house when you come back from winter break.

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There’s a reason why this isn’t a game of follow the leader

A guy can just as easily dump you if you fuck him on the first date as he can if you wait until the tenth.

– Kim Cattrall

So what happened? I thought everything was great, we had an amazing conversation, you didn’t stare at my boobs too often, and you made my laugh, so why did you all of a sudden just drop me? I don’t understand.

Remember the game that was played in Peter Pan with lost boys? You know it had a whole song that went with it, “We’re following the leader, the leader, the leader, following the leader wherever he may go”, well this is not that game. This is the real world, where people actually grow-up, get old, and mature, maybe you should try it.

So if you actually weren’t interested in me, why not man up and just tell me that? A simple text, phone call, hell I’ll even take a facebook message saying “Hey last night was fun, but I think we should just stay friends”. It’s better than never calling again. This isn’t called following the leader, so I’m done with you leading me on.

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Out of State. Out of Mind. Vodcast

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There’s a reason why certain words piss girls off

There’s a reason why certain words piss girls off

Just like the late George Carlin famously complained about the “7 words” you can’t say on television, there are seven words that piss every girl off during a conversation. ” Sure, K, Fine, Whatever, Yep, Yea, and So”. Why are they the words that piss us off? Basically, these are the words that mean absolutely nothing, convey no feelings or emotions whatsoever, and in way to sum it all up, they all suck. What’s so bad about them you ask? Well, I’ll just go through every one and tell you:

Sure. Sure is an emotionless word. It gives me no indication of how excited, happy, unhappy, depressed, or unsatisfied you truly are, especially over a text message. When somebody tells me “sure” it actually gives me the guide of how “unsure” you truly are.

K. K is a letter, not a word. If you’re going to type “k,” at least type in the whole freaking word. It gives me great satisfaction that you gave the least effort you could in responding to me. I appreciate it greatly.

Fine. Fine is a party pooper word. No matter how nice you try and sound it out, fine always sounds like you’re two years old and throwing a temper tantrum. Nothing good is ever associated with that word. Overcharge fine. Loitering fine. Even the people who say, “Dang, you look fine”. Fine? I thought I looked freaking fantastic..

Whatever. Whatever has been deemed as a catty word since it was used in the movie “Clueless”. Look up whatever in the dictionary. I dare you. It says: used to emphasize a lack of restriction in referring to any thing or amount, no matter what. Translation, you truly don’t give a monkeys uncle about anything. Remember when we used to do the hand gesture to whatever when we were little kids? We’d use our thumb and our index finger, twist it around like we were all that and make a “W”. Well, its time to grow up . We aren’t in elementary school anymore, it’s time you actually cared about something more than stupid patty cake games.

Yep. Yep is a cross between yes and help. When you text yep your either really excited about something and the word is followed by a million exclamation points, or your just really don’t wanna talk to somebody. How are you supposed to reply to a yep if your attitude is the second one? Simple. You don’t because the conversation is going to be going absofreakingloutely nowhere.

Yea. Okay, even Usher gave us the decency of an “h” on the word yeah with an exclamation point. Clearly, you can put a little more effort. Yea is one of those in-between words like yep, it’s a cross between “yay” and “yes” but of course, it’s the downer of the two. Yea feels incomplete. It’s like getting an empty packing in the mail, there’s no point in sending it.

So. So is never a good text to receive. It’s always used as a smart-aleck comment or received after a long text of explaining something. When you get a “so”reply, you know you have failed. The people who send the so’s are usually the people who truly have no interest in your life, are generally not concerned with the problem you just presented to them or any problem for that matter, or are just a complete A-hole, but usually they’re all three of those things.

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Surviving the Holidays: Thanksgiving edition

Everybody loves the holidays. It brings families together , friendships rekindle, and people take the time to realize what they are truly thankful for….or that’s what people wish the holidays did. Let’s be honest, the holidays brings on more stress, headaches, and bellyaches than we anticipate. And as much as you love and want to see your family, you will be more than ready to see them leave once the holiday week is done and over with. Here are my hints and tips to making your holiday season more memorable than dreadful.

Cherish your time before it perishes 

Of course it is going to be great to see your family again, but make sure you are cherishing every moment you have with them. This means putting your pride aside and biting your tongue when things don’t go your way. Try the listening approach. Listen to what people have to say instead of trying to get people to listen to you. It wouldn’t kill you pick up a broom, run some errands, or dial some numbers to help out when turkey day comes, because I’m sure the cook in your family will greatly appreciate it, and when Thursday comes, so will you.

Visit the important people 

I’m sure you have a bunch of people blowing up your Facebook notifications and writing on your wall saying that you need to hang out , and depending on the day that you get out for school; you might not have enough time to see all of them. Prioritze. Prioritize. Prioritize. I made a rule that the people who I have kept in touch with throughout my college freshman year, I will make a personal effort to see first. If this means the only time we hang out is the midnight premiere of the Muppets Movie, then so be it, because when it comes down to it; your friends that stay in contact with you throughout your college life are more likely to become life long friends anyways.

Put the books away 

The point of a break is to take, a break. Don’t overload yourself with to-do lists of papers and chapters that you have to read. By all means, if you have to review the material for the big test that you have, then do so, but don’t stress yourself out too much. Gather the materials that you need to study before you leave and review them periodically. Don’t take this break as an extra 5 days to cram for your next test because this when you come back to your college town, you are going to realize how much you missed out on while you were home.

Have fun 

The most important aspect of the holidays is to have fun. Don’t worry about the extra pounds that you are going to gain or how much you are going to dread going back to that Thursday class with that horrible professor, because that shouldn’t be your main priority this break. Just sit back, relax, and do some black Friday shopping or beat that next level in the game you can’t beat with the people withat you love the most.

 

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