All posts for the month April, 2012

We’re All Lucky Ones Since Zac Looks Like That

Published April 30, 2012 by jrm17

Friday, I had a date with my mama.  Up until then, I was proud to say I had neither read nor seen anything associated with Nicholas Sparks.  I don’t really like all that kissy, kissy, smoochy, smoochy stuff unless there’s comedy and nothing that will make me cry.  Then they had to go and cast my dear Zac Efron in The Lucky One.  And make him a Marine!  Okay, that was enough to get me there (As reviewer Tal Rosenberg on Rotten Tomatoes said, “As long as Efron’s shirt comes off, he could play an accountant and no one in the target audience would care,” and I’m part of that target audience).  I must be a cynic because I feel like I say this much too often when it comes to movies but this one surprised in that I really, really liked it (as in I haven’t shut up about it all weekend). Read the rest of this entry →


I Got 99 Problems…And My Pinterest Followers Have the Same Ones

Published April 27, 2012 by jrm17

I am addicted to Pinterest.  I guess I’m not all that different than every other person on the website but it’s true.  I recently found a pin saying, “Pinterest makes me like people I’ve never met.  Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life.”  I cannot explain how true that is.  My followers and I steal pins from each other endlessly because we have the same problems and views on life.  That’s why we are going to take a look at some of the things my followers and I share.

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Just Because…

Published April 25, 2012 by jrm17

So we’re going to start out talking about something kind of boring: the weather.  You see, a few weeks ago I was wearing shorts and flip-flops.  This week, I’m in boots and, at one point, my winter jacket.  Maryland weather likes to be a little bipolar in around this time of year.  That’s what our class decided to talk about it yesterday instead of quantitative methods of social research (Yeah, with the exception of me, everyone else thought the weather was more interesting).  Our professor hails from Louisiana and was complaining that 20 years here and she still isn’t adjusted to our moody weather.  Then one of my friends started saying that only people who aren’t from here whine about the weather since it happens every year.  Well, that’s true for two out of the three people complaining.  Me, on the other hand, was born and raised here and still complain.  Then again, the same kid thinks I’m from Tennessee (I would like to put it out there if I’m going to be from anywhere than Maryland, it’s going to be North Carolina or Alabama).  So that brings us to today’s topic: preconceived notions and why most of them are wrong. Read the rest of this entry →

Sometimes People Just Need Life to Slap Them In The Face. Apparently, I Am One of Those People and Life Had A Lot of Lessons for Me.

Published April 23, 2012 by jrm17

Sundays and I have a love-hate relationship (I’m starting to think this is the only kind of relationship I am capable of).  Sometimes I love days spent doing absolutely nothing.  It gives me time to read, time to do homework, time to catch up on my shows.  But then I run out of things to do.  And I don’t handle boredom well.  Especially when it is rainy outside and I can’t talk to the few people I actually want to talk to.  However, yesterday taught me a few things… Read the rest of this entry →

Oh Geez. Not More Hipsters.

Published April 20, 2012 by jrm17

Ah, me and my everlasting hate of hipsters.  Okay, it’s more of a love-hate relationship.  As in, I love to hate them but I’m pretty sure they hate themselves.  Whatever.  We’ve played homeless or hipster before so now we are going to take a look at Glamour’s 8 Ways To Tell If You Are Dating A Hipster.  And since I am sitting next to my lovely boyfriend, we’re going to investigate whether or not Michael is a hipster (Okay, I already know he isn’t but we’ll do it anyway). Read the rest of this entry →

Wish Granted

Published April 18, 2012 by jrm17

A while back, I wrote about Cartoons and how I really missed the old ones.  Well, somewhere someone was listening because this past weekend, I was trying to find a movie to watch and when I went to the movie channels, Boomerang appeared.  That’s right.  The Cartoon Network channel that runs all the old (Or, okay, let’s not call them all old since some were new when I was a kid and I am not old) shows.  They are missing some of my favorites.  They have some that I never would have picked but they aren’t failing at keeping me happy.  I may have watched basically nothing but cartoons and the O’s games since I discovered our new channel. Read the rest of this entry →

Peeps, S’mores, Snickers–It’s Either Easter or Sugar Coma In The Making

Published April 16, 2012 by jrm17

I’m not a big fan of candy, actually.  I love chocolate but I’d rather have it in the form of a pastry or ice cream or something.  But to sit down and eat the candy that you get for Easter is just not something I regularly do.  So I had to come up with a way to get it out of the house and into my belly.  Naturally, I used my Pinterest addiction and found a solution.  A solution that used just about every piece of candy I got (with the exception of some sour gummies I just realized I have while typing that.  Guess what I’m having for lunch).  But before we talk about this concoction that Pinterest gave me.  I have some other things to talk about (Pay attention and you will probably be able to figure out where this whole thing is leading to). Read the rest of this entry →