Friday, December 30, 2011

Who knew?

I had no idea growing up would be like this. I remember being 15 and thinking, in 10 years I will be 25 and I can’t wait. Someone should have told me it’d be here before I knew it. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have an issue with being 25…but where did 22, 23, and 24 go? And for that matter, where the hell did 2011 go? Just yesterday I was moving to Cleveland and starting a new job. Well I’ve been here over a year, moved apartments, made some new friends, lost some old ones, and learned more about myself then I ever imagined possible. I just wish time would chill so I can catch my breath and “stop to smell the roses.”

I’ve decided that 2012 is going to be the year of ME. =) Now if you know me, and I mean really know me….then I’m sure you’re asking how it’s going to be different from any other day of my life. I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a high maintenance, spoiled, and sometimes selfish person. But you also know that I have a habit of putting other people, their feelings, and what people will think of me in front of what I really want. My goal for 2012 is to be able to stop and enjoy the things I want, still keep busy, and not miss out on any opportunities to create memories. Which leads me to my 2012 bucket list. As of Jan 1 we all have 355 days until the end of the world (haha). Better get moving on those New Year’s resolutions. Below you will see my bucket list. Normally I’d tell you not to judge, but the new Mindy wants you to. Judge away. Because this year, the only person I answer to is me.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beauty and the Bust

Since I was 5 and Beauty and the Beast was released, I’ve been hooked. It’s my all time favorite Disney movie and I have a slight obsession with all things Beauty and the Beast. While I’m not a die hard ‘have a Disney tattoo’ fan, I do have a small little collection. Mostly dolls still in the box, hand carved Belle figures, and the glass collectibles. I’d like to say I’m a pretty big fan. So imagine my eye bulging excitement when I heard the traveling Broadway show would be about an hour away! I had to go. My roomie and I bought tickets and I was like a 10 year old all over again, I couldn’t wait to go!

We got to the show, got our tickets and headed in. I stopped by the merchandise stand to check things out and wanted to pick up a program. Hah. T-shirts, dolls, CD’s…the cheapest thing was a tiny keychain for $10. The program that I thought I’d grab for $5 was….. yeah, $20. But I wasn’t there to buy stuff….

As we take our seats (in the very last row might I add) the lights dim and here we go!
The stage was set beautifully. The characters come out and the show starts. Right away I’m taken to the movie; Belle surrounded by the town people singing ‘Little Town.’ I was most definitely like a 5 year hold smiling and tapping my foot to the beat the entire time. Then out comes Gaston. I hated this guy in the movie…like drove me nuts whenever he was on screen. The actor opens his mouth, sounds just like the movie, and …..I love him. For some reason he had this charisma that was awesome. I loved how he sang, how he walked, loved it all. And Le’fou, hahaha, this guy was great. Hilarious even.

So the show goes on and it’s pretty good. There are parts that aren’t in the movie or are altered (obviously because they have limits to work within). Then the Beast comes out.

Now I know that the beast won’t look as cool as the movie, but the costume was pretty lame. I’m pretty sure I could have sewn a better one up. Next, he opens his mouth and starts to act. OMG.

*Side note* I’m all for women and equality, but I’m not a bra burner feminist (no offense). Just not my thing.

Ok so back to the play.
I’ve never been so offended in my life. I felt like the Beast in the movie would have jumped out and smacked this douche of a beast in the face (not so much the actor, more the creators). He raised his hand as if he were to hit Belle, grabbed her, pushed her, and was just plain a women hating asshole. I was appalled. My jaw dropped, I stared, and kept telling my roommate how annoyed I was. The poor Beast in the movie was NOT being done justice.

As the play continued and it got to where he opens up and isn’t such a jerk, the Beast turned into ..wait for it…. A damn frat boy. It was awful. His conversations made my IQ drop, he jumped around like an idiot… I was seriously waiting for them to roll a keg and pool with muddy half naked girls on stage. I was for sure over the Beast. Bad acting all around.
Finally, I was SOOOO excited to see the end seen where Belle’s in her yellow gown and “a Tale as Old as Time…” is playing. I think I had butterflies I was so excited. Should have known. When she came out, the dress was ok, but nothing like what I expected. It looked like they borrows a dress from 1864. So disappointing.
Overall the play was good, I’m glad I saw it..but I wouldn’t go back and see it with the same cast. Sadly I think Gaston and Le’Fou were the best!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

April? April?... Has anyone seen April?

How in the world is it May already?! It was like I blinked and there went April... flying into the pages of history faster than green grass through a goose! (I just heard that and had to use it)

So I'd say that my 'no procrastinating' for lent was a little less then stellar, especially since I didn't write a single blog the entire month. It started fine and then it just seems like life happens, and sometime you need to procrastinate.

So what happened in April?

I turned 25! Wasn't as bad as I thought. I ended up going to Chicago with my sister,roommate, and friend. Minus the bickering, storming off like 6th graders, and hormonal bitching... it was a good time.

I also decided that I was going to buy myself a nice I got a car. In all fairness, I think I deserved a new car. For the last couple of years I've driven a 1994 Ford Taurus and a 2000 Ford Escort. I think this beauty is a little bit of an upgrade :)

Hmm...what else:

I went and watched Fast Five! Loved it... I think the best one yet. I say yet, because there are 2 more still to come. (I didn't ruin the movie, it's common knowledge, Bing it). Just make sure if you do go watch it, you stay until after the credits ;)

Now that I've started writing my mind is word vomiting all over the computer. I think I'll spare you and pick up with another post very soon. A month is far too long to go without sharing my brilliant opinions and life story with the world. =) (that was a joke)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

North Carolina, C'mon and raise up...

Petey Pablo may be pumped about North Carolina...but there are some parts of the state that I'm a little less then enthusiastic to see again.

My sister and I recently made a trip down to Hoke county for a teacher job fair. I got online to book a hotel...and in my defense, I was at work and it was a little last minute. Anyways, I found a Days Inn with a continental breakfast (b/c that is a must on a trip!) and booked it. After a 10 hour drive I wanted nothing more than to check in and get a good nights sleep.


When we pulled up it turns out this was a MOtel, not a HOtel. I checked in (thank you to the lady in sweats) and headed to the room. The first thing I was greeted by was the dusty covered door and some sort of green nastiness on the handle.

Moving into the room, everything was covered in a layer of dust, dirt, and God knows what. My sister wanted to shower and get to bed. Not only was the tub HORRIBLE, there was hardly any hot water and it made an awful high pitch squeal the entire time the water was on. While she was in the shower I decided to get into bed. HAH!
The sheets were stained a yellow and the pillows looked like they had dried boogers. I literally took sanitizing wipes to the bed :(

Long story (kinda) short, the heater sounded like a hamster on a wheel, weird noises came out of the bathroom at night, and the TV was from 1953. Needless to say I called and canceled our second night. And thanks to Days Inn "happy customer, satisfaction guaranteed" crap, I wrote an email and am awaiting a response and refund.

So what should you take out of this... READ REVIEWS!! Even if 1 person says it's 'ok'...the other 5 that say it sucks, they are probably right!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Try to keep Up

Ok, so I really don't have one thing to talk about. More like this is going to be a rambling post..for sure. And yes, I really do talk like this :)

First, it was my first St.Patty's day in Cleveland... and I was the DD. No biggie though.. I'm not a big drinker. Plus I love to watch all the drunk idiots be just that. Speaking of, does anyone else love the pick up lines guys use? Hello creeper creeperton, it's not cool to start a conversation off about your penis. Thanks, but keep walking.

My quarter life crisis is approaching. I turn 25 in like 3 weeks, and I'm slightly freaking out. Age really is just a number, but I feel like there's so much I still want to do before I have a family. (Which is weird to even say) So I've decided to at least celebrate I need ideas. I want to go on a mini vaca. Somewhere that 3 days is enough time to see a lot. Ideas?

I found a new website that I love. (no they didn't pay me to say that). Who doesn't love free stuff...and they find it and out it all in one place for you. I've even signed up for their emails so I can be on top of it! Let's just say my mail man is going to hate me in 5-8 weeks.

OK! So this is my biggest rant of the night. Trashy people. Is it wrong of me to go through my friends list on Facebook and look at people that I consider trashy- just so I feel better about myself. I love it when girls are posing half naked and calling themselves classy in the same photo...really? Or holding a cigarette in one hand and a bottle of Jack in the other..all while falling off the sidewalk. I'm up for a good time and going out.. but I like to think I do it with style and class.

Anyone a make-up expert? I spent a semi pretty penny on some Smashbox foundation primer; I've used it for a few days now and don't see a difference in anything. Is there a trick or secret to it? or is this something that is really a rip off?

I'm a little late, but minor movie review. I just FINALLY got to see Social Network. I love, love, loved it. I think it portrayed Mark Z as an arrogant asshole, and I wish he was my friend! Smart people always amuse me and I'm always up for an intellectually stimulating conversation. I do think that the movie was a little over the top in some parts, but that's exactly how I would imagine these peoples lives to be.

I love reading and writing...always have. I have so many ideas I'd love to put down on paper. So I've made a new, new years resolution. I want to finish my first book (even if it sucks ass) by the end of the year. Hopefully much sooner, but we'll see.

Ok, for now, I'm done. Next post, I'll try to have a point...promise.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

T-Shirt Give Away!!

As the posting below sister and I are doing the Susan G Komen 3 Day here in Cleveland. To help raise the $4600 we committed to, we are selling t-shirts. Please go to our Ebay to purchase them.

If you are in Cleveland and would like to pick them up message me :)


Go to Facebook and like Sisters4aCure. When we get to 200 'Likes' we will be giving a t-shirt away!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's inspiration that will keep me going

I have blown every social media site up with my request for donations and support requests. I’m sure at this point people roll their eyes and ‘hide’ my posts or scroll right past it; but I think you should now why I’m so passionate about raising money and walking 60 miles in the Susan G Komen 3 day for the Cure.

Everyone comes into your life for a reason. They have a purpose, a place to fill in your heart, and a part to play in making you the person you have or will become. If something happens to this select group, you will go above and beyond to do what you can to help. When my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, I felt like there had to be something I could do.

While watching TV I saw an ad for the 3 day, 60 mile walk that would take place in Cleveland. I immediately got online to start researching how I could join and what I could do to become part of this fight to end breast cancer. The first thing I noticed was that if you register you agree to raise a minimum of $2300. I closed all the open windows and shut the computer. No way could I do that.

Days went by and I kept hearing the radio ads, seeing the TV commercials, and constantly thinking about it. How could these people expect normal middle class to raise that much money? That’s when the giant, huge, big wooden board that says DUH! smacked me right in the head.
It’s not like people with breast cancer asked for it. They don’t have the option to shut the computer and walk away from it because it’s going to be too hard. They have to ‘suck it up’ and deal. They fight. So I decided it’s the least I can do to fight for them. To honor those lost and help those living. Someday there will be a cure, and when that happens, I can say I helped fund it.

Help me reach my goal for the Susan G. Komen Cleveland 3-Day for the Cure!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Guess who's back...back again.

Ok round two.

It's been almost 2 years to the month that I've blogged. As Lent approaches, I keep hearing of everything that people will be sacrificing for 40 Days and 40 Nights (shout out to Josh Harnett). While I'm not Catholic, I still try to act like I have the will power to spend 40 days doing something that could be considered a sacrifice. So this year after contemplating your average pop, chocolate, and fried food, and I realized that those things never work for me. My will power lasts maybe a week, and then I cave. So this year I've decided to give up...drum roll please.... procrastination. Ergo, blogging. It's time to perfect my multitasking skills and start weeding through the 'To-Do' list. So here we go...

It's my goal to start writing just to write. Ramblings, book reviews, the latest movies, and hopefully even some short stories.