Monday, May 28, 2012

May Flowerz

     Spring semester of college flew by before my very eyes, and it's now Summertime in the LBC! I've had quite a few good memories this month that I haven't had time to share, so here goes it. Warning: There's a busload of pictures ahead. Prepare yourself.
     The lovely month of May was for...

Wearing juicy dresses!

Sittin' around with this one boy I like.

Sittin' around with a bunch of people I like.

Spoiling myself now & then.

Thrift shopping with my momma & 50-cent purses!

Rocking the leopard print.

Expanding my career as a top secret graffiti artist.

Riding on the back of motorcycles at 90mph & holding on to Sean for dear life.
I wanted to apologize just in case I left claw marks in his jacket.

Proposing to myself a third time with a beautiful citrine/sterling silver ring.
I can't get enough of them citrines, they're so lovely.

Eating terrifying popsicles. What in the hell kind of Powerpuff girl is this?

Being a fairy princess. For no reason whatsoever.

Being a nerd in the park library. I could spend hours there.

Picking fire lilies because they're my favorite.

Drinking coffee and sittin' outside in the backyard.

Chronic fries. Enough said.

Buying gorgeous purses marked down from $80 to $20. YES.
Girls who turn up their noses on secondhand stores & thrift shops are just plain stupid!

Attempting to watch the eclipse through sunglasses. (Fail.)
This was pretty amazing, though--see all those half-moon shapes in the shadow on the wall? They're all shadows of the eclipse. 
Bet all ya'll fancy telescopes & expensive devices couldn't catch this!

Arguing with anonymous stupid people via graffiti. Oh, teenagers.

Wearing funky dresses. Always.

May is for lots of things, but mostly for days like these.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(Late) Weekend Links

Monday, May 21, 2012


Loving: Having a new boyfriend. Yes, ladies & gentlemen! As I've said countless times before, this blog is a very public place to be name dropping and detail-revealing, so I won't say much about him. All you need to know is that he's nice to me, he's a gentleman, he's six foot one, he's got a sexy beard & he makes me a very happy girl. Maybe I'll sneak in a picture of him sometime if you're lucky...
Eating: A packet of strawberry gushers. Healthy breakfast. This counts as a fruit, right?
Listening to: My mom chit-chatting away on the phone, lawn mowers buzzing around outside, singing birds sitting on the powerlines. All the little sounds that remind me of home.
Watching: If you could rack up frequent watcher miles for the Real Housewives of New Jersey, I'd be rolling in them right now. That didn't make much sense. But it's my blog and I do what I want, bieetch! Some amazing person out there has uploaded the entire series to YouTube, so I've been having a ball over here. No matter how late I get home, there's always time to snuggle up and watch a group of 40-something year-old women scream in each other's faces. Nighty night.
Working on: Workin' workin' workin' on my fitness! My gym buddy just dropped a bomb on me--apparently our gym doesn't open up for Summer until the 26th. Dammit! I can't bear to spend any more time being lazy and not working out! Muahaha. On a serious note, once those big glass doors open and I press my hand into the fingerprint scanner (Yes, my gym is very futuristic!) it's time to get moving. I'm also working on Spring cleaning my room & wardrobe, which will probably take me Spring, Summer and maybe Fall too... Sigh.
Wishing: I was a boy. Only in the sense that every morning, it takes me forever to get ready. Take a shower, blow-dry hair, style hair, fix my face, choose outfit, blah blah blah! I wish I could just get up and GO like those lucky boys do. But hey, I guess that's the price of beauty.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer Bucket List 2012

     Goodbye boring lectures, goodbye cold mornings, goodbye late essay-writing nights, goodbye bitchy history teachers, goodbye early bus rides, goodbye first year of college! YES! That's right folks, my first year of college is officially OVER! The whole damn thing went by in the blink of an eye, and I'm guessing Summer will too... So I figured I'd put together a little Summertime bucket list. (Because ya'll know how much I love lists.)
     This Summer, I absolutely HAVE to...
  • Buy a hat. I've never been a hat-wearing type of girl--baseball caps make me look like trailer trash, beanies make me look like a criminal, and all hats in general make me look like a douche. I want to change that. This Summer, I will buy a fabulous hat & make it work for me! I'm thinking a big, black, Kentucky derby-style floppy hat. Oh yes!

  • Move my booty. I went out today & bought a gym membership for the Summer (it's only free for me during the school semesters!) so maybe that will be a motivating factor--I solemnly swear to get my money's worth outta this freakin' gym! I'm also looking forward to bike riding everywhere I go.

  • Fill my Filofax. I will scan every newspaper for local events, festivals and fairs. Then I will fill my personal organizer to the brim with my findings! I wanna have something fun to do every weekend. I wanna be able to flip open my planner and see all the lovely things to do & places to go.

  • Minimize my wardrobe. My dresser drawers are a living nightmare. I'm building arm muscle over here trying to yank them open and push them closed all the time--due to the fact that they're overflowing with old, unwanted & worn out clothes. I still have my ruby red slippers from playing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz play... Circa second grade year. It's getting ridiculous & I need to clear this crap out--now!

  • Plan another event. Not too long ago, I planned a BBQ at the park which turned out lovely! This Summer, I'm thinking about having a BBQ part II. Or a picnic? A 4th of July beach party, maybe? Anything works, as long as there's lots of friends & lots of food. Mmm!

  • Get a golden glow! I'm tired of this pale whiteness! I don't wanna be Snow White anymore! Whether it's real or fake (or a little bit of both) I'm definitely planning to go a little darker this Summer.

  • Look for a job. Financial aid money is nice, but it won't last forever. I need to find a way to make my own money and gain experience for the real world. Teenage life, it's been fun... But you gotta do what you gotta do!

  • Get my tattoo. I've probably posted about this a billion times, but I could give a shit less! I'm getting my anchor done in about a month, and it will be glorious! This will be my first visible, in-your-face tattoo so it's kind of a big deal to me. Can't wait.

  • Read. My name is Zoe, and I am a Hunger Games addict. Yes, it's true. (The first step to overcoming your addiction is admitting you have a problem, right?) The first book was absolutely amazing & I've been hooked since page one, so I'm very determined to finish the entire Hunger Games trilogy by the end of Summer!

  • Get a bra fitting. This sounds dumb, but it's been a looooooong time. No need to say much more.

  • Finish organizing, simplifying & decorating my room. A long, long time ago I started a project. I ripped everything off my walls, moved furniture around, took things apart, and... well, lost inspiration. My room is frozen in time. It needs work, and I will most definitely finish it this Summer. When there's clutter in your space, there's clutter in your head!

  • Expand my blog. When I saw how many people from all around the world were viewing my blog on a daily basis, my heart dropped into my stomach. What? People read my blog? People care?! If this many folks take time out of their day to read my measly little blog, I want to give them more. I want to gain more readers, post more entries, cover more ground and spice things up. So ready!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lovely Weekend Links

Sunday, May 6, 2012

10 Ways to Heal After a Bad Breakup

     I may or may not be writing this post for my own benefit. (Shhhhh.) But seriously, judging by the four hours of Real Housewives of New Jersey I watched last night and the numerous M&M wrappers lining my bedroom floor, I'd say it's time to start moving on. It's always hard when you put all your energy & dedication into something that ends up falling apart in the end, but it happens to the best of us. And everything happens for a reason, dammit.
     I've been brainstorming a few different ways to help heal a broken heart--so read it and (don't) weep!

     1. Cry. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to happiness. Sometimes we just need to be miserable for a while. So cry if you feel like it! Punch a pillow! Rip stuff up! Just make sure it's nothing important first!

     2. Clear out the stuff. All of the stuff. Throw away that teddy bear he gave you at the carnival. Rip the pictures off your bulletin board. Destroy anything and everything in your posession that reminds you of him. Bye bye! Re-reading old letters or text messages over & over again won't do you any good, it will only prolong your misery and pour salt on the wounds. As much as it sucks, the first step to letting go of him is to let go of all his stuff. Yes, even the expensive stuff. (But you might wanna sell that instead.)

     3. Keep busy! This tip should probably be #1, because it sure does work wonders! (Hell, what do you think I'm doing right now? Writing a blog about breakups during my breakup to help me get over my breakup. Phew!) It could be writing like me, hangin' out with friends, shopping with your momma, jogging, reading, creating, watching movies, talking on the phone, running on the treadmill, watching the Bad Girl's Club, texting, cooking, absolutely anything! Just as long as you're doing something. Idle hands are the Devil's playthings. Which translates into--If you sit around & do nothing, you're bound to think about him. Which leads to calling him. Which leads to other bad things. So keep yourself busy, sista!

     4. Surround yourself with good people. I don't know about you guys, but I have a very bad habit of becoming so absorbed in my relationships that I leave my friends in the dust without even realizing it. Now is the time you need happy, optimistic, inspiring people around you the most--so make it up to them! You might not feel like going out--hell, you might not even feel like cracking a smile or picking up the phone to call. But by the end of the night, you'll be much happier falling asleep with a great day behind you than falling asleep on a mountain of candy wrappers and tears. I promise.

     5. Watch a comedy. A few Summers back, I had my heart crushed and stepped on by a boy I was absolutely crazy about. I was devastated. I kid you not, the only thing that dried my tears during that horrible time was the movie "Funny People." It just happened to be playing on FX as I was trying to drown my sorrows in a looooong nap... but I couldn't resist watching it. And before I knew it, I had completely forgotten about my unfortunate reality for a good 90 minutes or so. Hell, the movie wasn't even that funny--but anything lighthearted and comedic is like a painkiller for a hurting soul. Laughter is such a comfort. Even if you feel like you might not laugh again for another ten years, just try it--what do you have to lose?

     6. Control your thoughts. I'm going to sound like a crazy-spiritual-stoner-ghandi-like chick for a minute, but just bear with me. You are what you think about. Your thoughts are what control your life. If you think happy thoughts, you will be a happy person. If you plague your mind with worries, well, guess what? You'll make yourself miserable. Your main goal right now is to change your way of thinking. Snap outta that "poor, poor me" phase and start thinking about the big picture. What are some positive aspects coming out of this terrible time? More free time for yourself? No more emptying your bank account for some cheap douchebag? Finally got a chance to talk to that super cute boy from the park? Since my last relationship happened to be terrible and insane, this step is pretty damn easy for me. I can think of about 100 great, amazing new things that came out of this breakup. (Including all three of the above, hehe!) Can you?

     7. Make a change. Once you get over the snot-nosed-red-cheeked-puffy-eyed stage of the breakup, the next step is to begin moving on with your life. A lovely way to accomplish that is to make a change. Dye your hair the color you've always wanted. Buy yourself a new outfit and screw the cost. (Just this once!) Re-arrange your furniture. Get a spa pedicure. Bust your ass at the gym. Get out of your city. Get back in touch with old friends & family. It could be anything, no matter how huge or tiny. Nobody is holding you back from blossoming into the person you want to be, and now's the perfect time to start your journey.

     8. Forget about revenge. Do things because they make YOU happy and because YOU want to do them. Not because it will make him mad, or make him jealous, or because you want revenge. No matter how bad he hurt you, there's no point in attempting to get even. Don't stoop down to his level, stay up at yours. After all, the best revenge is a happy life. Hold your head high, recognize that it's his loss--not yours--and remember girl... It ain't nothin' but a hair flip.

     9. Promise yourself to stay away--and keep your promises. You are now single for a reason. The longer you drag out the breakup, the longer you will be miserable. Sure, I understand! All you wanna do is go back to what's familiar. To hug him, talk to him on the phone, or smell his cologne one more time. Just one more time. But that one time will turn into two, then three, then forever if you don't learn to let go. It will be hard, but it's not impossible. Stay away. And if it's really, truly meant to be... It will happen someday.

     10. Flirt. I don't care what anybody says, a little flirting never hurt anyone. Talkin' with a new dude after your old one made you feel like crap will do wonders for your self-esteem. It's not a crime, and it doesn't make you a slut. In fact, it's one of the only things thats keeping me sane at the moment. I'm still hurt, but having a boy who treats me good waiting on the other end sure puts a light at the end of this tunnel. On the flip side, getting serious or sleeping with someone 30 seconds after a breakup isn't the best idea in the world. Keep it light, happy and without any strings attached--until your ready to attach them again, that is!