"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



I finally painted something new :)

And it has a new home too!

P.S. I just finished Water for Elephants. It was so good! I'm pretty excited to do a review of it soon.


DAYS 200 - 206

Since nothing really occurred over the past week, I decided to this a little different. Instead of doing a picture for each day, I'm going to post a music video of a song that I listened to during the day. I always have my iPod in between classes and on the way to work I listen to all of my burned cds so this is going to be much easier than a picture!

Day 200:

"DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" - Usher

Day 201:

"Saving Amy" - Brantley Gilbert

Day 202:

"You Got What I Need" - Joshua Radin (i didnt know he just released a new cd! i have to download it asap!)

Day 203:

"Drumming" - Florence + the Machine

Day 204:

"Cosmic Love" - Florence + the Machine

Day 205:

"Precious Love" - James Morrison

Day 206:

"Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)" - The Script

P.S. Have you seen this video? My roommate showed it to me and I have had it stuck in my head for days! It's not that I even really like the song, it's just so catchy!



Although I'm not graduating from UGA for another year and a half, I've already been looking up graduation rings. I know, I'm a little obsessive when it comes to things like this :) Since UGA's colors are black and red (and i would rather have a unique ring than a school ring), I've been looking at ruby, opal, onyx, and diamond rings. Here are the ones I've found so far:



After looking up everything this weekend and getting most finalized, this is where my mother and I will be staying come this March. I cannot tell you how excited I am! We planned out most that we're going to do (which will hopefully included both Wicked and The Lion King on Broadway if i can talk her into it) and we came up with a budget. Just doing all of that this weekend made it so exciting because I know it will actually happen in a few short months! Anyways, this hotel has an awesome location (between Central Park and Times Square) and for some reason, Mom really wanted to stay there so this will be our home for 6 days. Hopefully, we made a good decision!

I've also been looking at grad school at NYU. I know it's a long shot and I'm probably just dreaming, but that would be an awesome experience. They have 2 perfect programs, Human Development and Social Intervention and Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, that I would have to choose from, but it would be such a great opportunity! I know this is one thing I'll be looking into a lot more!



when someone asks me if I've done karaoke. Granted, it was in Macy's, but I did it! We had an event for "Shop for a Cause" where the customers donate money to charity and in return they get coupons, so they brought in karaoke for the customers. The customer's weren't really into it at first, but all of the employees were! The first song 4 of us sang as a group was "YMCA." We thought about turning it around and spelling MACY, but it didn't work that well. There were some other employees that decided to face the crowd (more like 4 people) and even three of the managers go up there and sang a song together. It was hilarious! Everyone was supposed to be in their own departments, but since it was game day, there weren't that many customers so we were all watching people sing. Another girl and I got up to sing another song. We were debating on "Love is a Battlefield" and "Don't Stop Believin'" but we both thought that the first one would be more fun and entertaining though so we got up there and did out best rendition of Pat Benatar. I was a little giggly because I hadn't done it before and I found it funny, but other than that, it was a ton of fun! I would love to do it again somewhere that's not work, with onlookers who aren't my co-workers. Overall though, it was a great way to pass the time and we raised a lot of money that day so it was well worth it!

I really wish I had the videos of the performances, but sadly, I didn't take any :(


DAYS 193 - 199

Day 193:

To begin a very movie-filled week, Kayla and I decided to watch Doubt. Sadly though, it was removed from the instant thing on NetFlix so we picked 28 Days instead. I had only seen parts of the movie and I don't think Kayla had seen any of it, so it seemed like a good choice. It was an okay movie and we have yet to finish it, maybe we'll do that this week...

Day 194:

There was a woman that I helped at work on Tuesday that spent over $400 on her daughter's new wardrobe. It was crazy! I haven't had a sale like that in a very long time. Luckily, I had a small sales goal so I went over it :)

Day 195:

BBQ chicken? Yes please! I didn't know what to make for dinner, so I settled for this! Very delicious!

Day 196:

We watched one of my favorite movies in my interpersonal relationships class, The Break-Up. That movie is so funny and I love that it's not one that is super predictable. We only watched some of it, but I really want to sit down and watch the whole thing now.

Day 197:

I finally watched The Book of Eli. I had heard that it was a really good movie so I decided to rent it for the night. I was painting while I was watching it so I didn't get all of the details and such, but for the most part, I thought it was pretty good!

Day 198:

Have you ever played "Telephone Pictionary?" This game is so much fun!! Depending on how many people are playing, each person gets the same number of cards (if 12 people are playing then everyone gets 12 cards). Everyone starts by writing a phrase on the first card, then they pass it to the person on their left. That person then puts the phrase on the back of the stack and draws a picture to go with the phrase and passes the stack. The next person then makes up a phrase to go with the drawing and so on. By the time the stack gets back to you, the first phrase changes so much! This was so much fun and it was hilarious to see what the final drawings were. You should all play this game when you're with a group of friends next!

Day 199:

Poor little Levi has to wear this cone on his head when no one's home so he doesn't lick the bandage. It's so pitiful, but really funny at the same time. When he walks/hobbles, all you can see is the cone bouncing up and down. He gets the bandage off tomorrow so he hopefully won't be bouncing around anymore!



I had never heard of the song "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" until I had a discussion with my roommates about our favorite songs to sing in the car. Kayla brought this one up because she said that it should be made into a duet and after listening to the Death Cab for Cutie version, I completely agree. But then I heard Amy Millan's (one of the lead singers of Stars) version and I love it. There's something about that song...it gets stuck in my head so easily!!

Death Cab for Cutie's Version:

And Amy Millan's:

this is not the full version, but it was the best one

I personally think they should record the song together. I'm just sayin'...



all images from weheartit

I was in the mood to just sit on weheartit and look at pictures this morning before class. I saw a ton of really cool blue ones so I thought I'd post some.

I absolutely LOVE the first and third ones!



"Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret, and a man's lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed."
from Amazon

My dad and step-mom suggested reading a Harlan Coben book, so they let me borrow this one, Deal Breaker. I thought it would just be a mystery that had me guessing until the end and it definitely was, but it was also humorous. It was an easy read and like many other mysteries, it was a quick one. Instead of wanting to rush through to the end just to see "who done it," this one was more descriptive so I found myself guessing who it was and hoping I was right before I finished it. Like always, I was wrong, but it was still a great read. It did kind of drag on with all of the details and it left me hanging at quite a few parts, but I guess that's expected. I'm just not a big fan of mentioning something that is significant to the case and then waiting 50 pages to revisit it and explain what it was. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries though. It was a better mystery than the James Patterson book I read, and it was much more realistic. I'll definitely read more by him!

Now on to read Water for Elephants...or Change of Heart. I haven't decided yet.

I hope ya'll are having a fantastic Monday!!



One of the best parts about going to the movies, in my opinion, is the seeing the movie previews. When we went to see The Social Network, one of the previews was for Stone:

I finally know who Edward Norton is! I've always heard the name, but I could never match it with a face. Any-who, this movie looks pretty interesting. Plus, Robert DeNiro is awesome (especially in Hide and Seek).

I saw this one on People one day recently, it's for The Tourist:

I'm not a big fan of Angelina Jolie, but I have to admit that she is an awesome actress. And how can you not like Johnny Depp? Whoever decided to put them in a movie together is a very smart person.

When we walked out of the theater, there was a movie poster for this movie, Unstoppable:

Denzel Washington is one of my favorite actors (have you see John Q? if no, then go rent it now!) and Chris Pine is making his way up the list. Plus, if you remember this post, you can see why I really want to see the movie. :)

DAYS 187 - 192

Day 187:

I always feel so relieved after a test. As soon as I turn it in and walk out, I feel like the day is so much better!

Day 188:

I made calzones for dinner and they were delicious. They contained spinach, mozarella cheese, and sausage. They were so tasty!

Day 189:

I broke out my boots! I wore the tan ones I got from Forever 21 last year and I got so many compliments on them. I can't wait until the weather stays the same for a while and I can wear boots every day. I love fall.

Day 190:

We saw The Social Network, and while it was a good movie, I don't think I could actually sit through it again for a while. There was so much conversation and not enough action. I didn't really go into the movie expecting action, but I felt like the entire movie was all conversation. There was hardly a moment where someone wasn't talking. It was a great movie though, I felt so bad for Eduardo, and Mark Zuckerberg seemed like the biggest DB.

Day 191:

Game day again! My manager gave me this day off so I was able to go to the game. This one was against the University of Tennessee and surprisingly, we won! This season hasn't been too good, but luckily UGA was able to walk away with a win. :)

Day 192:

I plan on catching up with Grey's tonight. I've missed the last two weeks so hopefully, I can find time after work to watch them!



We won, finally!! 41 - 14 :)

Kayla, me, and Sara...our first game together this season!

Justin and Kayla

Phil and Justin


Another plus, I remembered to wear sunscreen so I wasn't a fried lobster like last game! WOOHOO for good decisions! :)



So you may remember me mentioning the Stars concert in my last post, but since then I haven't stopped listening to them! I posted the live video of "We Don't Want Your Body," and even though that's my favorite song from their cd, I have had "Wasted Daylight" replaying in my head. Since it's such a good song, I'm not complaining :)


DAYS 181 - 186

Day 181:

I finally started Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben. I know it's been up on the side bar for a while, but I kept forgetting to change it when I read the other books! So far it's really good and it's a quick read so expect a review soon.

Day 182:

I had to order this book for my Parental Education and Child Guidance class. Now, Amazon keeps suggesting other parental books. I hopefully won't be needing those for a while...

Day 183:

We had yet another themed party! This one was based on Jersey Shore and let me tell you, there were so very interesting outfits! Not too many people showed up since most went home but it was still a pretty good turn out and it was fun!

Day 184:

Sara, Kerry, and I traveled to the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta for the Stars concert. I didn't start listening to them until a couple of years ago and in the past month, I've been listening to them a lot. They are so good and if you haven't heard of them, I recommend their latest cd, The Five Ghosts. It is awesome. They played my favorite song and some that I haven't heard before which was awesome. AH they were so good!!

Day 185:

I drove to my dad's house yesterday to drop off some books for my grandparents and a book sale they're having. It was a pretty day so the drive wasn't bad and we ended up watching the Falcons (who won!). I haven't been watching them this season, but this game was pretty interesting.

Day 186:

I absolutely love this weather! It makes walking to class much more bearable. I can't wait until the leaves start changing and I actually have to take a jacket with me. Hopefully, that will be soon!