Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday: Florida Primary

     So Tuesdays are going to be my political days here on the blog :) Tonight was the long awaited Florida primary, where Mitt Romney took the victory over Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul. This isn't the first time Romney has fought to win Florida, but it is his first victory. As of 10:40 pm reported on The Washington Post's website, Mitt Romney came in with about 46.4%, ahead of Gingrich who had 31.9%, Santorum came in with only 13.4% and Ron Paul with 7%. My initial thought is, oh God, Romney won. Then it was, at least it wasn't Newt, and then it changed to, it doesn't matter they're all terrible. In his victory speech Romney had the audacity to say this:
"Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses,” he said. “Mr. President, you were elected to lead. You chose to follow. Now it’s time for you to get out of the way.”
     Excuse me? Obama is a follower? I'm sorry, while I will admit his presidency has not been the amazing show we had hoped for, he was trying to get things passed while you Republicans shot it down in Congress. He has been trying to get health care, he's been fighting for jobs, he's pulled us out of Afghanistan...and you call him a follower? Mitt Romney is an idiot as far as I'm concerned. Plus, while watching the results on MSNBC tonight, I couldn't agree more with Chris Matthews who pretty much said that unless Romney has a script or a teleprompter, he is useless.

     So, then Newt Gingrich comes on to give his speech. First, let me say that I find his wife terrifying to look at. Her face does not move in the least bit. His speech was pretty much all his thoughts mashed together in no particular order. That's fun to follow, isn't it? I will admit though, he is a better speaker than Romney ever will be. Even if it isn't a smooth speech, at least he forms somewhat coherent thoughts. Essentially what it boiled down to though, was a lot of campaign promises. My favorite is his promise to reverse the "war" that President Obama has waged on the Christian Religion. Say what? Awesome, bringing once again two things that should have never been combined in the first place.

     So what do I think will happen from here? I think essentially Romney and Gingrich will battle it out until the end, but it will get ugly. Not that it hasn't already, after Gingrich won South Carolina, Romney went after him like a beast. To get an idea, in Florida Gingrich only ran about 300 ads, while Romney had 1000s. The money spent alone by each differs drastically, which tells you a few things. A. Romney just has more resources and B. Newt might just not have been doing enough.

     I think before we get to more mudslinging by those two, Ron Paul may surprise a bit. He did technically come in 4th in Florida, but he has more delegates which by his words, "is what matters". Honestly, I think the public forgets sometimes that Santorum is even in the race at all. He just does not generate any publicity, good or bad, at least at this point. I think the last news I have heard on him is what his last name could mean, and I don't even want to get into that.

     However, I think Ron Paul has a decent chance of at least hanging on for a while longer. He has the fact that a lot of youth is standing behind him. It seems like if they aren't behind Obama, then they've turned to Ron Paul. He also is becoming the lesser of all the evils in this race, which speaks loudly for many people. The Republicans have not redeemed themselves in anyway, Congress is still a disappointment, and it doesn't look like much will be changing. That is why Ron Paul might be so popular among the youth, because he isn't a diehard conservative.

At this point, anything goes, but the mudslinging amongst the two lead dummies will continue.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday: Birthday Make-up Haul

Hello Hello! So I'm going to try and make each day a new topic to write about for each week. So for example, Mondays may be all about make-up. So I decided I wanted to start with a haul. I just had my 22nd birthday on the 27th and I asked my mom for a bunch of stuff from Sephora. I really love everything I got so I am going to share :)
Okay, so this was from my brother, he got me Gold by Michael Kors. I love this, it is a smell that you need to get adjusted to, but after you do it is amazing. The notes are: Tuberose, Magnolia, Freesia, Violet, Peppery Peony, and Ambergris. It is a very rich smell, but you can tell there is a floral hint to it. I just adore this, but I don't know if I love it more than my Stellanude by Stella McCartney :)
So this is Candlelight by Too Faced. I was so intrigued by this product because it said that it was an invisible powder. Yes, the color is invisible, but my God how there is shimmer in it. It says that you can use it all over your face, but for myself it was a little much. I'd only apply it to your forehead, the cheeks, the temples, and maybe on your nose. I think the shimmer is a little too concentrated, but I do love this as a highlighter. Plus it feels so fancy since there is real crushed gold in it ;)
Next up is Hervana by Benefit, and this is perfection. I have really been into blushes lately and while I really don't love pink; this is the perfect baby pink. The color just works for practically anyone. It applies a little light, which is good because I hate seeing people with loads of blush on. So if you want a deeper color, just apply in layers. Just like all their boxed powders, they smell amazing and they are just so cute. I actually really love the angled brush that comes with it too.
So, I should have taken a better picture but oh well. I just need to say that Urban Decay is starting to become my favorite ever for eye makeup. Their eye shadows are to kill for and so are their eyeliners. I got this set of 5 which are called the darks. I love them. The colors included are: Oil Slick (black with silver sparkle), Stash (a olive green), Corrupt (chocolate brown), Graffiti (emerald green), and Ransom (a duo chrome of blue and purple).
Excuse my horribly pale skin. Then I got the Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette, however I have to return it because one of the shadows was broken :( Here's a picture from the site though :)
Finally, I have saved the best for last! I got the Laura Mercier Lingerie Eye and Cheek palette. Oh my goodness, I am in love. It is gorgeous, both blushes are great and so pigmented. The eye shadows are incredible colors that all go together so well. I wore the 2nd down on the left side as a lid color and the 2nd down on the right as my crease color, it is amazeballs.
So I hope you enjoyed and until tomorrow :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bobbi Brown Haul 1/26

So today I had my first physical therapy and I figured in honor of that and since tomorrow is my birthday :-D I would go pick up some stuff I wanted at the Bobbi Brown counter. I haven't tried out all of it yet but I still think I'm in love. So the first thing I bought and the original reason I went was a new foundation. This winter weather is killing my skin and while my moisturizers are great, my foundations I found too drying. So I wanted to try their Tinted Moisturizing Balm. I got the color medium.
I tested it on the back of my hand just to see the consistency and I'm in love. It is so creamy but it absorbs right away. The moisture it has is awesome too. I think I've found my go-to winter foundation :) Then I heard a few days ago that the Rose Gold collection came out and I died. I sort of wish they came out with eye shadows but alas they did not. I picked up one of the lipsticks though and I'm sold. The color is Beige Gold, and it is so pretty. I couldn't get a good picture of the swatch on my hand or lips, the light in my room isn't good enough.
Lastly, I picked up one of the two shimmer bricks that was in the collection. I think the other one was Wild Rose, but I got the Rose Gold one and it can be used as eye shadows.
Here is a swatch on my finger when you mix all the colors in the brick together.
I definitely can't afford to do a lot of Bobbi Brown shopping, but her products are completely worth it. Sometimes I wish I could work for the company just so I could have one of everything she's ever made haha Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Changing it up

So I'm sitting in a nail salon getting a pedicure right now. It's my happy birthday present to me haha even if my birthday is not until Friday. I was thinking though last night about my blog and what I really wanted to do with it. I think I might start a schedule for the blog and dedicate each day to a specific topic. I enjoy having a personal blog and a political one but until I can really get into writing political stuff a lot more I may just incorporate both.

Since I know I'll want to write about more than one thing, I will probably write a main daily post and then smaller posts about anything else.

I'll have to sit down and map it out but I think this will really help me get into my writing.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hopeful new job

I just feel like I need to write about it, because I'm just excited. I just sent in my application to what could be one of the most life changing apprenticeships ever. It is through a group called Public Allies, and they set you up with different non-profit organizations to get a job. Then you work full time for ten months and on Fridays you meet with other members of your class at Public Allies for workshops, classes, and what not for development. I feel like this could be a real step for my career, which is terrifying that I'm even talking about it right now. I mean I've gotten to that point where I'm no longer looking for some regular job, I'm looking for positions in my field of choice. I'm looking for my career. Maybe it is so scary because I've barely even taken any political science classes yet...I start two in a couple of weeks. I start week 4 in my two classes today, Chemistry and History, so in exactly ten weeks I will be done with this semester and I will only have 8 classes left to take. Charlie is barking at me and I'm not sure why but he looked so cute I had to take a picture!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


So on top of writing this blog and my political blog, I have a Tumblr. I'm obssessed....so go check it out :)

Go to this place

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Writing piece

the stars and the moon hover peacefully while our breath is carried away in the wind. the chill in the air sends shivers down our spines but the warmth between us is there. hold me close, don't let go. tell me I'm beautiful, tell me how much I mean to you, tell me I'm yours. speak what you feel, don't hold it in. if you can't find the words then show me, grab my hand, kiss me hard, look into my eyes, but let me know. if there is no words to be found and no way to express it..just find that one way to let me know, I'm that special.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Can't catch a break

So I'm currently sitting in a waiting room so I can see the doctor. This is getting ridiculous since I was here a week ago. In the last few weeks I've had shoulder surgery and mono and now I have a flipping rash on my back that is spreading.

It just seems cruel at this point that I have to deal with this crap. Why is the universe punishing me? Some people say "oh it is because God believes you can handle it". I say frig that. Of course I think a lot of religion is bullshit so there is that. However, okay cool I'm strong and can handle hard times, but that doesn't mean I want to do it every fucking week.

Sorry for the ranting. I'm just sick of constantly have crap wrong I don't deserve this.

Monday, January 9, 2012


I can haz please?

Facebook and moving forward

     Facebook has changed everything. I know that is a random statement to start with but hear me out. I know personally, that if it weren't for Facebook, I most likely would not have kept in touch with much of anybody from high school. There are a few people I know I would have spoken to here or there but the majority of the people I knew would be memories.

     So when Facebook is entered into the picture that all changes. Suddenly, I know things about people I never even knew went to my high school. I think the strange part for me is that we literally see people's lives moving forward and we are just innocent bystanders looking on. Sometimes it is like a car wreck that you can't stop watching, and other times it is just mundane and uninteresting.

     There is always some mixed feelings I think when we see people we know living their lives; especially when we are no longer involved. Our used to be best friends are suddenly some other person's best friend, our ex-boyfriends and girlfriends belong to someone else, and we see see enemies come together and allies break apart.

     Maybe part of the reason we all follow our Facebook "friends" so closely, is that we don't want to accept that our relationship with them is really over. For some, I'm sure it is just wanting to know everyone else's business. Or maybe it is just boredom.

     In many ways I think it is a good thing that we have Facebook, because not only can we watch the people we love move forward, but we can see how we move forward too. We will see engagements, babies, weddings, new jobs, and so much more. What we forget is that those things happen to us as well, and maybe that is what this whole social networking thing comes down to - sharing our momentum in life too.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Puppy cuteness

Enjoy while Charlie snoozes :)

School Trouble


For my chemistry class this semester, I have a lab section. Since I'm online the lab is through a company who simulates labs for you and you have to choose the right things etc. Okay no problem. Well about a week before classes start I was able to finally order the access code in order to use the lab website. It was $50.00 which isn't too shocking to me since textbooks can be like $200. 

I get the code today in the mail, and I go to register it since my classes have already started and I have a lab I need to do for next week. They sent me a biology code. BIOLOGY. On my reciept it clearly says I ordered the Chemistry one, and I get a Biology code, which is the other labs that the company offers. 

I should not be having this issue this far into college...hell I should even be taking Chem 101 right now, I already took it! Damn non transferring credits. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year

     So it is another year and I want to continue my blogging. I'm trying out different blog sites right now, so that's why there has been so much switching going on. Just bare with me, I think I'm actually going to like this one though. 

     I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I have been thinking about what I want to do for the new year, in terms of personal goals. I have a few that I can think of and I want to share them so I can feel like it is official and I will more likely hold myself to them. My first goal is to blog/write more. Whether it is private writing I do on paper, blogging here, or blogging on Awkward Politics (my other blog). I really love using words and just forming ideas and seeing where they take me; and I know I could be a lot more consistent with it. 

     Another goal, is just to simply stay on top of my school work. I'm so close to being done at this point and I just want to do the best that I can. I have 4 classes this semester and then possibly a class or two over the Summer, and finally the Fall semester. I think in total I only have 8 classes left for the Summer and Fall. 

     Next up, I want to eat better and get into yoga officially. There are a few roadblocks that may come up with this one, but I am determined. As far as eating goes, that is just pure willpower at this point. I need to make the effort to pick things I want to eat that are good for me. I especially want to try and get away from packaged foods, and stay more along the lines of fresh food. Now does that mean if I want pasta and sauce I can't do it? No. I'll buy a jar of sauce, I'm not going to kill myself making it from scratch, unless I want to try it who knows! I just know there are a lot of things I don't need to be eating. The yoga thing may just come down to money, I've always been better in a class than on my own. I like being in a studio with a teacher and other people. I feel awkward doing yoga in my bedroom alone, but if that is what it takes, I'll do it. I just need to get my shoulder in order first!

     Though physically, I have enough issues to deal with: fibromyalgia, my recent shoulder surgery, and the fact that I get sick all the time; I really want to focus on getting mentally healthy. I've dealt with depression and anxiety for a lot of years now, and I pretty much have that under control. I would love to be able to get off the meds though. Not only that, I want to be more positive. I've had more rough patches than some can imagine in my life, but I want to be able to feel more positive about my life and what I go through. I feel like it'll help so many aspects of who I am. I actually believe I've really done some good work in getting this way too. I've been dealing with a big demon from my childhood, and it has affected some of my relationships with people. But I'm getting through and every day it hurts a little less. 

     So that is it for now, they are four pretty big goals for the year so I better get started!

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