Monday, March 3, 2014

The End is Near

So this is it. I am now down to my final ten weeks as a college student. Sometimes it feels like I have been waiting for this forever. Other times I feel like I just moved into my freshmen dorm yesterday.

It's a very different feeling from graduating high school. During my senior year, all I could think about was getting away. Now that I'm graduating college I wish I had one more year. One more month. One more anything.

I have been waiting for my "real" life to start ever since high school. I've been waiting to move out, have a career and get married. That time is almost here and I am terrified. This is it, no going back now.

I never wanted to go to grad school right after undergrad but I am extremely jealous of my friends that are going. They get at least two more years of being a student. I am really gonna miss summer and winter breaks.

Oh man am I gonna miss having 3 months of nothing to do.

Speaking of Summer, I am so over this season. It was -6 when I woke up this morning. That shouldn't even be possible. It really shouldn't. How can i be motivated to do anything when it is that cold out?!? Answer: I can't. So I've been taking a lot of naps lately. It really is the only way to cope with this weather.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Poor Pretty Little Rich Girls

On Sunday I was minding my own business, watching the newest episode of KUWTK (don't judge me. You would be one of them if you could) a new show came on called Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.

I've seen commercials for it and thought it might be interesting. Kind of like Real Housewives with people my age (22). Um yeah, I was way wrong. The two main girls, crap….what are their names? Ok I'm just going to call them Chinese and Blondie…Anyway, Blondie and Chinese are 25 and do nothing with their lives, except spend their parents money.

Oh wait, Blondie has a blog and thats her "business." I just checked it out. I'm not one to hate on another person's blog…but come on. There are some very successful bloggers out there…she doesn't seem to be one of them.  Blondie also has a boyfriend who kinda looks like Prince William (currently not during his pre bold spot state). Chinese does nothing and didn't even know her family was rich until she saw her dad was in Forbes…right.

During the show one of them spent $40,000 at a bar. You read that right. I'm not sure why this makes me so angry. I watch all the Real Housewives and I'm sure some of those women spend just as much. Maybe because Chinese and Blondie do not work for their money.

Maybe because it's that $40,000 would pay off my entire student loan debt. Yea thats probably it.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Goodbye 2013, you will not be missed

Zora Neale Hurston once said,

"There are years that ask questions, and 
years that answer."

2013 was definitely a question year. I'm not usually not one to think a change in the date will my life. But after the horrible year I've had I'm hoping it will. I almost lost the most important person in my life.

I am determined to make sure this year goes better.

Monday, March 4, 2013

I'm not back just yet

So as I'm sure you've probably noticed…
I haven't posted in about two weeks.
Usually there is a reason for a person to stop blogging they go through a really big life change or something. But nothing happened with me.
I feel like I'm in a rut with blogging.
I didn't want write and I also had no interest in reading any blogs either.

I considered just ending this blog.
I've decided to rework this blog a bit.
I'm keeping the name, but I want to rework everything else.

My blog is kinda all over the place and I think it's time to decide what kind of blog I want this to be.
When I first started I wanted to go a beauty blog.
I am obsessed with doing my hair and makeup and I love to try new looks.
I am considering going this route with my blog but I really am not sure.

I feel like I need a direction.
Something to stick with.
I liked posting my designs too.
So now you see why this is very confusing to me.

I don't know when I'll be back.
But It'll be soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sometimes I Ramble

I really need to start doing more interesting things with my life. 
While other bloggers are talking about the trips they took or the funny things their kids did, I'm over here like…yesterday I got Jamba Juice and went to night class. 

Clearly I need to have a baby. 
It's the only way to solve this issue. 

That was a joke people. 
I guess I could always write about my weekends. 
But those vary from going out to the bar or watching an entire season of How I Met You Mother with my roommates. 

Oh the crazy life I live. 
Like right now I'm talking to one of my best guy friends about how his ex was a butch. 
She plays softball. 
Think of a butch softball player. 
That's her. 

This most is getting really random. 
I'm not sure what else to talk about. 
P.S. I don't have anything against softball players, or butches. Just her. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet Home Chicago

Coming up with things to blog about is usually pretty difficult for me. There is nothing really cool about my life. But then I finally realized I live in the best city in the world. Not New York, not Paris (although that would be awesome) but Chicago. This gave me the best blogging idea ever. I’m gonna teach you how to go to Chicago and not stick out as a tourist.

First thing is first. It’s pronounced Chicaaaaago not Chi-coh-go. Sorry, I just had to get that pet peeve out of the way.

We’re also not too picky on grammar. When you’re in Chicago you should always end your sentence with an unnecessary prepositional phrase. For example, “Where is my coat at” or “You wanna come with?” This may sound wrong to you, but in Chicago, this is perfect grammar.

You may wonder what teams you should cheer for while you’re here because we have to many. This is an easy one, if the team has a DA in front of it, it means they’re DA best. For example: DA Bears, Da Bulls, Da Blackhawks, Da Sox, but never ever DA Cubs.  You may come across a dilemma called bi-week. You will be confused, what football team should you cheer for? Again the answer is simple. Look at the game schedules. Who are the Packers playing against? Cheer for them. 

Now on to my favorite topic, food. The first thing you need to order when you get here is a Chicago Dog.  These hot dogs include: mustard, onion, relish, tomatoes, cucumbers (sometimes), celery salt, sports peppers, and a dill pickle spear. Some ingredients are not offered at all places but there is one thing you will never see offered on a Chicago Dog: Ketchup. Many say it’s a crime again everything Chicago to put ketchup on a Chicago style Dog. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. I eat my dog with ketchup. I know, it’s shameful. Let’s keep that secret to ourselves.

After you’ve eaten that little bit of heaven you need to get onto the L (the train) and go to either Lou Malnati’s, Giordano’s, or Gino’s East. Here they will introduce you to deep-dish pizza. It will make New York style pizza look like cardboard with some cheese on it. Once you go Chicago Style Pizza, you never go back.

Congratulations! You now know all you need to know about being a Chicagoan! Now all that’s left is to come and visit. Look me up, we can eat pizza and heckle the Packers until sun comes up!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Basic Photo Editing Part II

Yesterday we learned how to make your pictures look better.
Today I'm going to show you how to make you look better in your pictures.

Open up the photo we edited yesterday

Today we're going to use my favorite tools to edit the photo. The burn and the dodge tools. We're gonna use the dodge tool the same way you would use a highlighter (the makeup not marker) plus a little more.

Make a new layer by pressing the ALT/OPTION and clicking on the new layer button on the layers panel. Call this layer Dodge and change the settings to match mine in the picture below

Select your Dodge tool and set the exposure to 15%. We don't want to make it too dark otherwise it will look cray. Make sure your range is set to highlight

Then you need to pick the right brush. Try to pick a soft brush. The size doesn't matter because you will adjust it when you go to highlight, but you can adjust the hardness to about 50%

Now that you've have your brush selected you're going to highlight the parts in green.

I had to use green to show contrast. I promise your picture will not look like this
Now that we've added some highlights, its time to show some contrast. As before, make a new layer by holding down the ALT/OPTION key while clicking the new layer icon on the layers panel. Name this layer Burn and change the lettings like the picture below

Select your burn tool and change make sure the exposure is at 15% and your range is set to shadows.

Now burn all of the areas in blue. Notice that I darkened more areas on myself than Ken. You have to have a light hand when editing men to make sure they don't look like they're wearing make up.

Personally, I think this is a good look for me. 
Now you have your final picture.

You can thank me next time someone tells you that you look like a super model in your new picture.

p.s. I'm sorry if there is some spelling mistakes or anything. I am writing this in a hurry since I should be getting ready to go get some dinner with friends. :)