Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Ring Dinner!

Hey girls!

Last night was the biggest night of junior year for a Meredith College girl. It was the night we got our Onyx rings! Every girl has to wait for junior year to get their Onyx, it is a huge deal, and it was very exciting!
The dinner was absolutely beautiful, and our little sis' came and sung to us! I have 3 lil's but only 1 that I am really close to and she came and brought me the cutest gift! She hand painted, in pink and green of course, this adorable little pottery box for me to keep my ring in! It is so pretty!
After the Ring Dinner, I went over to my friends apartment where all of my favorite girls were! We just sat, talked, and took more pictures for at least 3 hours! It was a night that I will never forget. Here are some pictures!

Friday, October 24, 2008

My new playlist!!

Ain't to Proud to Beg- The Temptations!
P.Y.T- Michael Jackson
I Hear A Symphony- The Supremes
Seasons Of Love- Original RENT Broadway Cast
You Are My Lady- Barry White
My Girl- The Temptations
Ocean Boulevard- The Band Of Oz

Just had to post!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Joe Biden and the Fatal Car Crash!

Hey girls!
Today was such a big day! I will bypass all of the school stuff, because thats always boring! But at 2pm today I got to go to my ampitheatre on my campus and help News 14 set up for Joe Biden. He was scheduled to speak at 7pm tonight, but ended up starting around 7:30. I got to work from 2 to 9 with News 14 in the Media Section at his rally, and it was so cool! I got to watch lots of live shots, and hang out with everyone from the news all day! The volenteer in our section told me I looked like Kelly Ripa and I cannot tell you how much I love to hear that! It was a great day!

I love working there, it is so much fun! I can't wait to get the hell out of school and finally be able to do something I love every day!

After we cleaned up from Biden, we got a call that there had been a fatal wreck...I think that a person was hit because the cop "suggested" that there were body parts under a car...we were right in front of because we pulled in a parking lot to turn around, wrong place at the wrong time! I hope that poor guy is in a better place now, it sounded nasty!

Here are some pictures from Biden!
(I wish it could have been Palin!!)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Its About to be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Well, it has been a great morning. In English class today, I took my Kate Spade:Style with me because we were watching a movie but obviously reading a Kate Spade book tops any educational video that I may be forced into watching. My teacher is just very old and so he fell asleep 15 minutes into the movie. I spent my 11 oclock hour reading about little black dresses, Lilly Pulitzer, and beautiful overcoats.
While I am talking about clothes, please look at this adorable tweed coat from J Crew that my mother snagged on ebay! I am so excited about this! I have a yellow tweed coat that I absolutely love to wear with all of my black dresses, jeans, anything! It is just beautiful. Now I will have one in pink too!
My style is very simple. I prefer dresses over anything because it is one piece, and one piece can say so much! I love little black day dresses, especially when paired with a tweed coat. Just a beautiful outfit. So Classic!
I love to wear black, white, and Lilly. If I wear a color, it is most likely Lilly Pulitzer, otherwise black is my best color. Although, I have found that hot pink is a good color on me too! I also love red! I am a fan of classic clothes, and I do not go with normal trends. Every day I am usually found in either a pair of black leggings with a north face, or a polo sweatshirt with my hair pulled in a low pony tail, ribbon optional! OR, I am wearing a day dress, with a coat. Usually this time of year I like to pair tights and a scarf (preferably the Burberry scarf that I found while on my NYC trip!) with my dresses and suits. I wish I was a princess so that I could wear a classic dress, or suit every day for the rest of my life! Who needs anything else? One thing that I am absolutely dying to add to my wardrobe and wear until the end of time would be a kelly green, black, or hot pink Burberry quilted coat. I am just dying for one but I cannot spend $325 on a jacket for myself, because first off I do not have a steady job, and secondly I would feel so guilty! I have been looking on e-bay, because maybe someday I will buy it. I don't want my parents to buy it for me, because I doubt that would happen, and I feel like that is something that I should buy for myself because it is such a ridiculous purchase!

On to my next topic of conversation: Christmas Gifts!
I am planning to buy wonderful Christmas gifts for my family this year, we have all had quite the year and they all deserve the world! I just wish I had a way to give it to them! In reality, my parents will as always make Christmas an absolute dream come true! They always get us what we ask for, and Christmas is always a great day to wake up in the morning! In my imagination, however, I would love to be able to buy each member of my family a gift but since I really do not have a job with the exception of babysitting, my funds are limited unless I were to tell my parents my plan! I have these extravagant gifts that I would love to give to each member of my family, maybe one day when I take Kelly Ripa's place and become a multi millionaire, I will do it! My dream gift to my amazing mother would be a new sports car, or maybe a beach house! Realistically, I would love to get her some beautiful jewelry this year! My dad, hes always wanted socks from me...they always make him happy, I think because hes always in his suit so socks from Brooks Brothers this year! My brother is always happy with gift cards, but I would love to be able to give him something really cool like some Brooks Brothers Oxfords. Maybe a pink, and blue. My sister, shes easy! I am getting her a giftcard from a store in Cameron Village!! Thats what she has requested this year!
My parents have always taken such good care of my brother, sister, and I since we were born obviously, but each Christmas they always make us so happy! Since turning 20 I would love to be able to buy them gifts as a surprise because I think it would be great to spend my own money and buy them all something cute! Usually every one makes a list and we all go get each other what we want. Its fun!
I cannot wait for Project Santa to start!
Project Santa is this organization that my grandfather started 51 years ago this year! It is truly amazing, and I have been counting down since New Years because I am just so excited about it!
It usually begins after Thanksgiving. That is when my father and grandfather begin checking out families and going to schools in the county that we help out. We do this until mid December. We meet some adorable kids, and you know some of the parents are awful parents, but some of them truly are good people who just hit a bump in the road. Each year I truly enjoy getting to know each one of them even better!
After we check out all of the families, the process begins!!
See, Food Lion was founded in my hometown and they are so sweet because they always donate thousands of dollars in food each year! It really pays to know people! They give hams and turkeys! The day that truck pulls into the little church in Denton is the day the fun begins! After the truck comes and drops off the food, we always get a group picture in front of it with the sweet driver! I remember leaving high school, driving to Denton for this picture, then going back to school! For at least three days after the truck comes, we begin assembling food and fruit boxes! This is not my favorite part, but its alright! The boxes line the halls of the church, as well as the daycare room which we take over every year! It is really amazing to see hoe quickly this work gets done, and it is a sight to see when all of those boxes line the hallways! You can just feel the warmth and know that by assembling just one box a needy family will be blessed with food at Christmas time!
Everyone that helps with anything to do with Project Santa is a volunteer, and it is always the same wonderful faces every year ready to work hard and have fun, while catching up from the year we have all been apart! I love that I see some of these faces once a year, but I have seen them every year since I was 5!
After we finish food boxes, we go and deliver them to each family or they come pick them up. Sometimes, the line is out the door and I recognize all of those faces too! It is so fun to see everyone, and talk to them about how things are going. The children are always ready to "see Santa!". Each year, some of the families have a new baby, or a new story to tell, and I am always ready to listen! Sometimes they feel guilty, but I tell them "honey it is a win win situation, we get to help you at Christmas, and it makes my year to be able to work on Project Santa!".
Last year was the trademark year in the life of Project Santa! It was the 50th year, and it was HUGE. My father and grandfather are the exact opposite of me because they HATE any kind of attention! Regardless, Our State Magazine came and did a piece on Project Santa while we were making all of the food boxes! It was great, my dad and I got a picture and that was the last time I remember him being all put-together before he had a rough year that year! He has a way of exhibiting a very professional attitude even if he is having a bad day.
About the week before Christmas, my cousins, brother, sister, dad, grandfather, mom, and the Biscoe's (two HILARIOUS people who help out a lot) all go to the Wal-Mart in Thomasville and fill up carts until the toy isle is BARE! It is so so so much fun! I just throw CD's, DVD's, baby dolls, bikes, games, toys, make-up kits, any and everything a child could want into these buggies! People in the store just stare at us. One time we had 10 carts in line within the first hour, and this guy says to my friend "how many kids you got?" He said "500" because thats how many we have every year! The guy was a little taken back and didn't understand! haha.
After we go to Wal-Mart we go back to the church and unload everything! I hate that part too, so I usually take my "lunch break". In case you cant tell, manual labor just isn't one of my top qualities.
Anyways, i'm going to get to the best part because y'all can't read this blog all day!!
CHRISTMAS EVE! I am kind of love hate on this one because I know that in a sense families should be at home Christmas Eve and I feel guilty about not being home, but wait until you hear this!
Last year because it was 50 years, all kinds of reporters came out! Well, Channel 12 didn't bring one, and at the time I was a Religious Studies major not even considering reporting, it was merely a dream! I asked the camera guy if I could please help in some way! He let me put together a whole package on Project Santa! I got to interview numerous families, hold the stick mic, and record footage with my voice over. It was wonderful! That night was the night that I knew I wanted to be a reporter for the rest of my life!
Anyways, but most Christmas Eve's are not like that! Usually, I am an Elf, and I go with a Santa (a man volunteer who dresses up!) We usually have 12 Santa's. Anyways, so we get in a van and go on our route. The routes are made up by my very patient, skilled parents! My mom and dad do it every year and are so good at it! Its a pain, i'm sure, but they come out strong! So when we get to a house, the Elf's get the box and follow Santa inside to make a child's Christmas dreams come true! When we get inside, it is most always a very sad situation. I do recall one time, little Junior wanted to show me "his special friend". I said sure, where is he/she. AHHH OUT COMES JUNIORS PET SNAKE! It absolutely scared me to death! Another time, it was raining outside, and Santa gets out and is yelling HO HO HO, and out comes little Bubba a cute 7 year old boy and hes yelling SANTA!! He is so large, that he tackled Santa in the mud! HILARIOUS, but what a memory! The last time that comes to mind was when we went to a house with beautiful twin girls! Santa was giving them a hug, but they kept trying to pull his beard, so he said "go hug the elves" Well they come over to us, and are just everywhere so we are like go open your presents! Their mother told us as we left that the girls had a pending case of head lice!!!!! AHHHH, my word, no warning! Luckily, none of us got it but its things like that that I always remember! They make me laugh!
Christmas Eve is the best part, but it goes by so fast! Its a good months worth of work for about 3 hours on Christmas Eve. Christmas wouldn't be the same without Project Santa for me, its wonderful!

A few days before Christmas we go and see my mothers side of the family. It is always so much fun! My grandmother makes the best food! Then, we all open presents and go on a walk after lunch! My cousins are really cute because they are a lot younger so we always play soccer in the yard after our walk! I don't get to see them that often because we live a little ways apart so when I do see them, it always brings a smile. I wish we all lived like 30 minutes from each other, I would love to be able to see them more often. The thing with my mothers side of the family, is that we all have very busy lives which is also a good thing!

I am so excited, because I think that my mother is going to have Thanksgiving at our house this year! I love doing that because it is an all day affair! Her decorations are out of this world, and the food is amazing! I always claim to be carrying "Holiday Weight" for at least 3 months after the fact because I EAT SO MUCH! I'm looking forward to it!

Do any of you have any Christmas Traditions?

Have a great Wednesday!

Do any of you have any fun traditions on Christmas

Good Morning!

This morning I woke up at 8:30 like always to get ready and finish up my hw and to watch Live With Regis and Kelly!I always plan my class schedule around Live With Regis and Kelly because I absolutely love that show! This week is HSM3 week, and so Zac Efron was on and I will be the first to say that his outfit was not a personal favorite. I really have a pet peeve when men wear tennis shoes with nice outfits, please your a multi millionaire throw on some Prada Loafers and lets call it a day!
After he was on, Shaun Johnson came on and did a routine on the balance beam. She is so adorable! Kelly did a routine too, it was too funny! Shaun brought all of her medals with her, she has like 4! It was a good show, as always! I am a huge fan of Regis and Kelly. Sometimes people tell me I look like Kelly, and thats when I know I am having a really good day haha.
They are doing this thing where on Halloween if you show up outside of their studio at 8am you can b judged with your costume and get to MEET REGIS AND KELLY!! Umm, YES PLEASE!
I am absolutely dying to go, I want someone to go with me and we can be Regis and Kelly...because c'mon that will win! Although, I know thats just not possible but what an opportunity...of a lifetime!

Anyways, today is pretty laid back. I have my big Ring Dinner on Friday so I am going to get my spray on tan today because I have absolutely no time tommorrow.

OH let me tell you about my great day yesterday! So as you know I intern with a news station here and it is so much fun some days! Yesterday was one of those days, I got to go to the fair...and of course hold the stick mic all dressed up, so naturally people assumed I was a reporter which MAKES MY DAY every time that it happens because it is a tiny glimpse into the future. People kept waving and yelling THERES A NEWS REPORTER! It was very exciting, then we got to interview some people at the fair, and there were some very cute kids there! Tomorrow, Joe Biden is coming to my school to speak, I am not really a fan but I am looking forward to interviewing him! I cannot wait! I always love meeting new people!
ALSO, I met Ben Stein doing something with the news about a month ago and I had his e-mail so I e-mailed him to ask him a question the other day and I asked if he remembered me and HE DID!! I really like him, he is such a nice guy! I don't know how nice...or intelligent Joe Biden will be, but we'll see.

ALSO, y'all have got to download these songs! I cant stop listening to them!
-Here I Am
-Got Money
-Deja vu
-Better In Time
-Free Fallin (John Mayer Live)

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Survey That I Found!

Top 4 Wishes:
1. I wish that I could be the person that God intends for me to be, do the things he wants me to do, and be happy.
2. I wish that my hair would naturally stay light blonde.
3. I wish that I would make it in the acting business and get to play a lawyer at some point in a show.
4. I wish that I will be as happy, healthy, and talkative as I am now for years to come.
5. I am adding one! I wish that I could make at least one person smile on a daily basis.

4 Places I Want to Travel:
1. Hollywood
2. New York City
3. Martha's Vineyard
4. Cape Cod

4 Careers I Want to be Involved in:
1. Acting. The fame doesn't matter to me,I just love the thought of having the opportunity to play so many different roles and portraying so many different characters. What a dream!
2. Broadcast Journalism, I will gladly take a job where I get to sit and report next to Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, or Diane Sawyer at any point in my life! They are news genius' and I would love to be such an expert!
3. I would love to be a talk show host.
4. I would love to have a show like Nancy Grace's where I get to the bottom of crime with an fun!!

Four things I would like God to say to me at the gates of Heaven:
1. You really were a hilarious girl, and cute too! You made all of your dreams come true and you did everything to the best of our ability through me. I am proud of you, welcome to Heaven!
2. I forgive you for all you did wrong, especially the foul language!
3. YOU MADE IT!...and yes Katie, there are martinis in Heaven! In fact, your favorite band Earth Wind and Fire is playing, we have an Eternity Party every night! Welcome!
4. I love you!
Hey girls!

This weekend was so perfect in Salisbury! I went home on Friday right after class to get my hair done (finally!!) and I ended up going to my moms hair girl! She has done my moms hair for over 20 years, and she always does such a great job! I went to her with a picture of my favorite celebrity, Kelly Ripa, as I always do, and I told her I wanted my hair to be that color!
It turned out great, and I am so glad, it always makes such a difference to see my hair with nasty roots, and then freshly done! I always wear it in a low pony tail every day because I hardly have time to get myself ready for the day, and my hair just feels better up. So I was so glad to get that done, and then have the afternoon at home!

My parents worked in the yard all day Saturday and they did such a wonderful job, it looks great! My mom always has the greatest decorations in front of our house, and this year with all of the new flowers, and pine needles it just looks so good! She puts out so many pumpkins, and so many tasteful decorations!

I had so much school work to finish this weekend, and for some reason I get so much more done when I go home! I think I can focus better. I really need to try to go home less, but my roommates and I really love to go home every other week or so! They live an hour away, and I am just 2 hours away! It is such an easy trip, and I love seeing my family, and going to my church! It is great!

It is finally RING WEEK!!!! At Meredith, when junior year comes, we get an Onyx ring!! It is the biggest tradition, and I am so excited about it! We have a big dinner/party and our lil sis' come and sing, and then we get to just mingle and see friends...oh and GET AN ONYX! It is so great, because even working at News 14, I met a Meredith Alum because I recognized her Onyx on her finger, and we must have talked for an hour about Meredith and how wonderful it is. I cant wait to wear mine for years to come! I am sitting at a table with 10 of my closest friends, and it is going to be so much fun! I am going to wear a pink dress, and get a (mild) spray on tan! So many people are doing tanning beds, but I know that after Thursday, I will be as tan as the rest of them and look great! I am looking so forward to it! I have no problem admitting that one of my flaws is that I can be a tad vein when it comes to big dinner parties/any party. I have to make sure I do everything I can to look my best! I CARE (sometimes a little too much!)

On a complete other note, this weekend I sent off more information to various casting directors for auditions! Also, I e-mailed my pal (I wish!) Ben Stein who I mentioned I met a few weeks ago while working with the news. I asked if he remembered me, and he said he remembered me well, and was so glad I e-mailed him!!! How random, he remembered me!! I was so excited! He is going to help me figure out the best way to go about building my resume, and getting pictures, also help me get in contact with an agency! He is such a down to earth, nice man...I just think hes an angel!

I hope everyone is having a good week...I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! I have been reading though, and all of your blogs bring a smile to me each day! Thank you!

Have a great Monday!