22 November 2011

bon hiver

I'm sick and studying for finals, not a great way to be spending my Thanksgiving Break. There are so many great things that have been happening for me lately. I leave for Rome in two months from today. I don't know what that looks like. I'm not scared, but I'm anxious, and I'm thinking about all the implications of being away from home for 4 months. I'll have great friends in Europe, some in Spain, others scattered throughout England, Italy and France. How cool is that? Every weekend, I have the freedom to hope on a train and be in a beautiful place. But in America, life will go on. My friends will be continuing their lives, without me. My family will have dinner parties and long for my attendance and sometimes, I'll probably wish I was there, as well. 

The Holidays are suppose to be the "most wonderful time of the year" and I think they are. There's a lot of Joy and Love in the air, and a lot of Hope in people's hearts about what the future may bring. And there's a lot of pressure. What food to be served at Thanksgiving? What do we buy (insert crazy family member here) for Christmas? It can turn into drama, drama, drama. Yet, somehow the question drilling in the back of my head is "Why aren't they here?" 

It's tough being from a blended family and a family who has dealt with some serious loss over the last few years. The holidays have the ability to rip open that gaping hole left in someone's absence. Sometimes I understand why Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon packed up and headed to the tropics for Christmas. Is that terrible? 

My favorite Christmas song is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". It's simple, quiet, unassuming, realistic. We all will be together, if the fates allow. I'm just living in such a time of transition. I feel like big things are happening for me. I don't want to dwell on the negative, and instead, I want to simply appreciate the things that are right in front of me without the longing of more, more, more. 

Let's see where this road leads. 

16 November 2011

money over everything, money on my mind

Dear Aubrey Drake Graham,

Should I thank you later? Or thank you now? The new album rocks. With "Take Care", a song from the album with the same name, you bring back Rihanna in her recent style of actually being happy. It's a welcomed change. Headlines is just brilliant. Every line speaks like you have something to prove to people, but I'll just go ahead and say, from all of us, you're off the hot seat. We've almost forgotten you're a Canadian TV Star & spent most of your time in front of the screen in a wheelchair. Stop being defensive and just keep making music like this. Welcome back. And thanks.

11 November 2011

Hangout Festival & New Media

I made this Flash Project for my New Media Class and I'm really happy with the way it turned out!! I can't figure out how to put a flash project on Blogspot, so this will have to do for now! The lineup for the 2012 Festival comes out in 3 hours!!!

I'll finish my classes in Rome 4 days before the festival starts, so who knows if I'll come home, but I'm excited to see who will be performing regardless.

Happy Friday Everyone!!

09 November 2011

eBay & ootballFay

I just put my first item up on eBay, it's a brand new travel wallet. I'm crossing something off my 21 Before 21 list and hopefully going to make some money!! Fingers crossed!

Saturday is the Georgia/Auburn game, one of the oldest rivalries in college football! We've already won seven game in a row! A win would almost guarentee the Bulldogs the SEC East & going to the SEC Championship.

74 days till Rome!!

04 November 2011

Welcome to the World's Largest Cocktail Party

A guy in one of my Mass Media Art's classes made this video of the chaos on the beach and the excitement at the game. He didn't expect it to spread as fast as it has! A few incredibly popular blogs picked it up, since Wednesday night, it's gotten over 60,000 views!!! Don't let it lessen your opinion of UGA students. We rock.

01 November 2011

"Be happy...while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth."
-Ecclesiastes 11:9