If you missed the Academy Awards last night, you missed a good one! First off this is one year where I actually saw the majority of the films so many of the jokes made sense and I knew the actors. Also, Ellen Degeneres hosted for a second time and nailed it for a second time. Here are my favorite moments:
1. It began with the Red Carpet. Though Jennifer Lawrence, even before making it to the Red Carpet already took a tumble. Of course she laughed it off, and we love her even more than we already did. Here is a video courtesy of E! News! http://www.eonline.com/news/516505/jennifer-lawrence-arrives-at-the-oscars-falls-and-photobombs-a-random-couple-in-under-5-minutes
2. Then the show began and Ellen had an amazing opening monologue. She joked about the LA weather, J-Law Oscar fallings, and the lack of education between the actors/actresses. If you missed it you can catch up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGxA13d1_8E
3. Pharrell performed his nominated song “Happy” and brought back his famous hat.
4. Frozen won Best Original Song for the popular “Let It Go” and the acceptance speech was wonderful.
http://entertainment.time.com/2014/03/02/oscars-frozen-egot/ And we all are hoping that the mention of Frozen 2 is true!
5. Then Ellen took the most epic selfie of all time and broke Twitter!
The tweet was the most retweeted in Twitter history, and turned out better than anyone expected.
6. Ellen ordered pizza and the stars went crazy for a slice. Also, the delivery man got an amazing tip!
She collects money for the pizza as well, and it’s hilarious!
7. Then Leonardo DiCaprio once again failed to win an Oscar as Matthew McConaughey won instead stating his famous quote “Alright, alright, alright!” Maybe next year Leo!
As some of you may know, my birthday was this past week and as Taylor Swift would say “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22!” Your 22nd birthday is pretty anticlimactic. 21 is exciting because well it’s 21, 20 is exciting because you are no longer in the teens, but 22 is nothing special. When you are 22 nothing changes. The next big one for me I guess will be 25! Thinking about that….I’m happy to have just turned 22.
My birthday this year, though it was not a big exciting one, was amazing! I love having the reminder every year of all of the amazing family and friends I have. I am so blessed and so lucky to have as many wonderful people in my life as I do. My friends are always there for me during the fun crazy times and the not so good times. My family, though crazy and sometimes rather annoying, are caring and supportive with everything that I do. My boyfriend is one of the nerdiest, weirdest, and compassionate people I am lucky to know! I honestly don’t know what my life would be without all of these people. I know I am getting a little sappy here, but I am so appreciative for all they have done for me and of all the amazing memories we have shared together!
I am very thankful for all of the gifts and memories that this birthday has brought me. I realize how well my friends and family know me by how customized my gifts were this year. So to all of you reading this, thank you for making my birthday as amazing as it was this year! I’m truly blessed!
Happy Belated Valentine’s Day to you all! This was my third Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and each one just gets better and better. This year I think I ate 15 chocolate covered strawberries, but I have no shame because they were absolutely delicious. Surprisingly though, that wasn’t event the best part. As we were walking down the street snow started to fall from the sky and stick to the trees and brick buildings. It was beautiful. If you don’t already know, I LOVE the snow! My boyfriend of course knows this and so we went for a walk and it was perfect. It was cold and my heels were not the best choice for the icy brick sidewalks, but my man was there to catch me before I fell!
I’m not sure why but snow makes everything better. If I’m having a bad day and it snows, I immediately take that as a sign and my day becomes better. Of course where I live I walk everywhere so the driving situation is actually not an issue for me. My love of snow may not be as intense if I did have to drive, but as for now it can do no wrong.
Also, just a quick rant, how awesome is the movie Frozen? If you haven’t seen it, go right now. Really, go ahead…I’ll wait.
The snow and ice in that movie make me so happy. I wish I could have that power to have snow at my fingertips. Of course, I would probably make some sort of big mistake like freeze an entire town…but I’m sure my sister would come to the rescue!
Here is a Youtube clip of my favorite song from Disney’s Frozen, enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk
It’s that time again! As we are now a couple days into the 2014 Olympics I have remembered why I love them so much. I am not typically a fan of figure skating, luge, or snowboarding. However, for some reason I am OBSESSED when it comes to the Olympics!
The sport I am most mesmerized by is curling. I’m not sure why I find it so fascinating but I cannot look away. It doesn’t even need to be the USA playing, I could watch anyone play. I don’t understand all the rules entirely but I pretend like I do. Also some countries have some pretty awesome outfits!
The Olympics are full of amazing athletes who work their entire lives for that one race, or one performance. It is crazy to think about the things they are able to do and how hard they train for years and years. I know I can never be an Olympian, I have accepted that by now, but I would like to go watch them live at some point I’m my life. Seeing all the action on the television and how excited I get from that would be multiplied by 100 if I was watching in person!
USA! USA! USA!
This will be a short post, but there is just something I need to share. Today, something became real to me. I am a college graduate. I received a letter this afternoon telling me I am a graduate from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication. Reading this letter it hit me. I am a college graduate. When did I get so old?
Then it hit me again. I AM A COLLEGE GRADUATE! A feeling of invincibility ran through me. I wanted to run outside in the snow and jump up and down because I now feel like I can do anything! Of course I would probably get frostbite the second I walked outside in this cold weather which prevented me from doing so. That must be my smart college graduated brain showing off…
I am a proud Ohio University alumna!
It’s that time again; Making decisions that could change your life. As my friends and I are now all college graduates or soon to be graduates we reach that part of our lives where we have no idea what to do next. More school? Travel the world? Move back home? There are too many options yet at the same time we feel there aren’t enough.
I am currently looking into all of my options. *Enter How I Met Your Mother “yellow legal pad” reference.* Everything can be solved with a list of pros and cons on a yellow legal pad. Ok maybe not, but it helps to put all of your thoughts on paper, that is true. However, in my opinion you already have an idea in your head of what you really want to do. If you are choosing between two jobs or two schools you have a favorite. Sometimes writing lists helps you decide what you really want not because you have all of the pros and cons of each choice, but because you will be trying to think of more pros for the one you want more!
Life is full decisions. I know I am only in the beginning of my decision making days. As terrifying as it is to not know what you are doing with the rest of your life, it is a little exhilarating to have that feeling of being able to do anything! There are so many options and we shouldn’t limit ourselves because of what we think we should be doing or out of fear of failing. However, once you make this first big decision, the one that right now means the most and is the most terrifying, there are just more and more each day after that.
I cannot wait to make all of these big and terrifying decisions. I cannot wait to see what this crazy world throws at me. I am ready, though I am often scared out of my mind, I am ready!
Recently I have picked up knitting. I learned years ago when I was about fourteen or fifteen years old, but lost interest as I became older. Now however, I have some free time on my hands and find that it is actually quite fun. I may feel like an old woman when I knit in my living room by myself on Saturday nights…but hey I still enjoy it!
I started by knitting myself a winter headband. I had some yarn left over from a previous project of mine and I didn’t have enough to make a full scarf so it became a headband. It actually is working out pretty well for me though. Well, besides the fact that the yarn sheds and gets little fuzzies in my hair and also that there are holes and loose knots all over the band. Other than that though I am pretty happy with it.
Then my boyfriend saw what I had made and ask me to knit him some socks. No, I have never knitted anything before except a scarf/headband, and yes it is a very complicated process to knit socks. I tried and would call my first try a fail. It does fit around a foot but it doesn’t really have the shape of a sock. I am working on it though, and I think I have actually improved since my first “sock.”
Of course the word got around to my friends that I am knitting and now everyone wants something. So I am also working on a scarf for a friend. He wanted a sweater buy seeing how I couldn’t even perfect a sock and that took weeks alone, there was no way I was going to jump ahead to try a sweater.
I am determined to keep up with this new hobby for multiple reasons. I do enjoy doing it, especially because I love crafting and creating things on my own. Also, it keeps me busy in a way better than wasting my life watching pointless television shows or movies that melt my brain.
If anyone has any knitting tips, I would greatly appreciate anything you can give!