Five (Therapeutic) Things

1. Driving around without worrying about gas.
2. Cool night air.
3. Jess in the passenger seat.
4. “Top Ranking”- The Speakeasies.
5. Cigarettes.

5 Things

Five Things:

1. Lifetime movies.
2. Lazy toast.
3. Facial hair (I’m surprised it’s taken this long for me to mention this).
4. Being ridiculously lazy. TWO NAPS.
5. Probably going to be up all night.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Katamari Damacy. Specifically the music. And when you pick up cities, all the people scream.

2. Surprise wings!
3. Meeting the parents of the kids I’m watching all summer while extremely hungover.
4. Napping. (I think from now on we can just assume that napping is part of my five every day so I don’t have to document it.)
5. Jess, Sebastian and Hayley.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. When someone’s cell phone on TV or in a movie has stickers on it. It’s such a true thing.
2. Free surprise Baja Blast from Erik!!!
3. Wednesday helmets. Wearing one gets you never ending compliments.
4. Windows down, ska tunes up.
5. Mikey when he is afraid of thunder and lightning. So adorable.

Five Things

Five Things:

1. Large quantities of hot chocolate.
2. The @reply game.
3. The uncorrect grammar game.
4. Wearing this sweatshirt because it “smells like college friends.”
5. Spending money!!!
Day 26: This is where I end this game. The End. Now what am I going to do? Here is a picture from today.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Pretty Chinese restaurants.
2. When you add “in bed” to the end of fortunes.
3. Going to bed at 4 and waking up at noon. This is good for avoiding people.
4. Pearl earrings.
5. Fishnet tights. I’m going to make them look classy somehow so I can wear them casually in public.

Day 25: My day started at noon because I went to bed at 4 in the morning and forced myself to sleep until then. When I woke up I watched some Hulu stuff including If I Can Dream and some of Late Night. Then I brought up a small fish tank from downstairs and cleaned it because I need to transfer my fish into it for a little bit. I also contemplated for a while what I’m going to do with this fish gift certificate and if I should even clean this tank out at all. For breakfast/lunch I ate some chex mix, v8, and a turkey provolone grilled cheese. Then I took a shower. After my shower I played some Katamari and ended up finishing the game. At 5 I drove to my grandma’s house to meet her, my aunt and my mom to go to P.F. Chang’s for dinner. I drank water and white tangerine tea, then I ate crunchy green beans, vegetables and tofu with rice, and a lemon cheesecake shot thing for dessert. The whole time everyone was criticizing my life and my mom told me I could lose a few pounds. We went back to my grandma’s house and watched my aunt open birthday presents. I also talked to Jess on the phone for a little bit. I drove home recklessly in the pouring rain and listened to a Deathcab for Cutie song which I never realized was so so so sad. At home I took another shower and tripped over my dog when I stepped out because he was laying right there for some reason. I didn’t care because it was cute and he was afraid of the rain. Then I looked at tumblr for a little bit. Then I dried my hair while listening to music from Katamari Damacy. Then I played some more Katamari Damacy. After two seconds of that I watched Requiem For A Dream which was a bad idea because I will probably have crazy nightmares tonight. Then I wrote this blog. Probably going to bed whenever I get bored. Not very eventful day.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. I hate summer.
2. All I did today was clean my room,
3. Nap,
4. And eat my feelings.
5. This sucks.
Day 24:

So earlier today that is what I was going to blog. It’s still pretty true. But I’ll fix it a little so I don’t depress you.
1. The Laundromat.
2. Say It Twice- Westbound Train.
3. Surprise Taco Bell at the Laundromat.
4. Every YouTube video Jess posts on tumblr.
5. Cleaning my room. Behind the mountain of dirty clothes, piles of trash, and caked on layers of dust underneath everything, is a beautiful nap haven. Naps are a new and wonderful thing for me.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Having surprise 20 minute long morning phone conversations.
2. Westbound Train (another repeat). I’m having a hard time finding words to describe how much their music means to me right now.
3. Making a really big Katamari so the game just stops before the timer runs out because you’ve rolled up everything.
4. When my grandma gives me secret $20 bills.
5. This girl’s voice:
Day 23:

Ten Things!

Five Things (Wednesday):
1. Laying in the grass.
2. Baja Blast. And free refills.
3. Sticking my feet out the window of the car.
4. Red lipstick.
5. The art show game.
Day 21: I stole your shirts and cut them up! Haha!

Five Things:
1. Highlighter Kids.
2. Neutral Milk Hotel. Really started appreciating this today.
3. Tattoos. Side tattoos. Discrete side tattoos.
4. The fact that I only ate salsa all day long. Lots of it.
5. Noise cancelling headphones. I can listen to music as loud as I want and it’s impossible to hear anyone else talk to me.
Day 22:

Five Things

Five Things:
1. The color of tea. This tea was “A magical blend of hibiscus, lemongrass, rose hips, mango & passion fruit” and it was hot pink.
2. My Egypt by Charles Demuth...1927. It reminds me of Jess’ favorite building and I like how he fragmented the image to resemble a cubism painting. Precisionism! I’m going to ace this test.
3. Napping. But I never liked or was able to nap before this week.
4. Moles. My favorites include the one on my finger, the one on my foot, and the one on my lower lower lower back.
5. Cooking. In the past hour I made Jess some delicious “thank you” food, and I’m currently baking cookies.
Day 20: Studying.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Sleeping over at Jess’. It feels more like home than...home.
2. Fake tattoos.
3. Jess’ favorite spot.
4. Seeing many of my good friends all in the same day. And having many good friends.
5. The new Mountain Dew Typhoon. I’ve decided it’s like a baja blast shirley temple.
Day 19: My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

Five Things

Five Things:

1. Sunny Delight. 100% Vitamin C!
2. My new way of determining if something is right or wrong.
3. Shaving. Yeah I know it’s weird. I enjoy it though.
4. This will be my first repeat in this blog ever, but wearing tights and shorts with boots. My most comfortable outfit and today was perfect for it.
5. I think I’ll regret this later, but my sister. Since I never see her, we get along so well. I can relate to her hating high school right now and what she’s going through with her friends.

Day 17:

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Hair dye parties.
2. Taco Bell (which I ate TWICE today).
3. The Bright Eyes video for “First Day of My Life.”
4. Fisheye pictures.
5. Um, I don’t know, white things.
Day 16: Ugh, starting to hate this game. Either “Better Place Better Time” or “Tell Her this”

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Scheduling for classes at KENT*
2. Studying for art history.
3. Jessica McFadden.
4. Hayley Hoover.
5. Sebastian Shepherd.

Day 15: You know all my secrets as of Friday apparently.

*Ok, so here is my schedule so far. It is likely to change though. I might need to drop drawing if I can change my major in time to get into other classes before they’re full.

Media Power & Culture 9:15-10:30
Drawing I 11-1:45
American Politics 5:30-6:45

US History Formative 11-12:15
Geography 12:30-1:45
Geography Lab on Tuesdays 2:15-3:55
No Friday classes!

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Getting accepted to college.
2. Meatloaf. The food.
3. Getting A’s on difficult research papers.
4. When your parents go grocery shopping.
5. Teacup Pigs!

Day 14: Janson’s History of Art. I would have kept them, but I need the money.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Homemade goldfish crackers that I can’t stop eating despite my awful stomach ache.
2. Applying for a job.
3. Thinking about a hopefully bright future.
4. Westbound Train.
5. Driving to Kent in the rain. (with Jess!)

Day 13: A Fictional Book: All About Rome by Richard Neverborn.

Five Things

Five Things (Friday):
1. Sam’s rice.
2. Sitting on the kitchen floor talking with Sam, Erik, and Jess.
3. No pants week.
4. Freaks and Geeks.
5. Now 9.
Day 11:

Day 12:

Five Things

Five Things (Thursday):

1. Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder.
2. Beck’s cover of New Sensation- INXS.
3. Our new bathtub! I haven’t taken a bath in YEARS. I felt like a kid taking a bath today. So nice.
4. Our new shower! The bathroom is so nice. I took a shower and a bath today! (Sorry Earth Day…)
5. Skipping school! Take that Rome! I skipped you!

Day 10: I’m supposed to post a picture of me 10 years ago today. But that requires finding one.

Five ThingsssssSSS

Okay, making this quick. I need a break from writing! I know it’s Thursday technically, but I’m going to pretend it’s Wednesday.

Five Things (Wednesday):
1. Wednesday Friendsday.
2. How we just really CLICK.
3. The names Truffles and Bonbon for baby pigs.
4. Getting things done in the middle of the night. So much easier…
5. Watch out for my body rolls, high kicks high kicks…
Day 9:

Five (Very Specific) Things

Five (Very Specific) Things:
1. Sleeping with things next to my head. Specifically school related items. I don’t quite understand this myself, but I think it makes me feel like I’m being productive, which is just a joke.
2. My outfit today in great detail. Bright pink earrings, bright pink lipstick, lots of eyeliner (no shadow), gray tank top with neon yellow sweater, jean mini skirt that would not pass the grandpa test, gray tights and purple boots. I’m probably wearing most of this tomorrow too.
3. When you get to write an essay, and you like writing it and you don’t want to stop. You never get to choose your own topic and I was about to painfully write 7 pages on people magazine…but instead I’m writing about vodka advertisements from the 70’s and today. I’m not bored yet!
4. While watching Glee, the moment you can immediately tell what the whole entire plot of the show is going to be. I wonder what song they are going to sing on the Madonna episode where they stress how everyone’s a virgin…?
5. When Casey buys chipotle, she always gets a burrito bowl and never finishes it so I get to. Every time.

Day 8:

Five Things

Five Things:
1. When you are definitely a hot mess, but you feel fantastic at the same time..? You know?
2. Snuggies.
3. Tights. I think they are why I’m so comfortable today.
4. Naps on really boring beautiful days.
Day 7:

Five Things (This Weekend)

Five Things (Friday):
1. Amelie
2. Studying on my bed while it’s raining, with the window open*
3. Thunderstorms and wind chimes.
4. Red lipstick.
5. The Cuyahoga river.
Day 4: East of Eden.

Five Things (Saturday):
1. Doing things in the shower which should not be done in the shower. (ie: eating, drinking, texting…)
2. Swinging. There’s so much more to it apparently…
3. Eggplant dip and pita bread.
4. Seeing my best friend for the first time in a million years with my other best friend.
5. The Lala Land Machine.
Day 5: Sans toi, les émotions d'aujourd'hui ne seraient que la peau morte des émotions d'autrefois.

Five Things (Sunday):
1. Ke$ha’s black light outfit on SNL last night**
2. Wearing shorts with leggings and boots.
3. “Waking up” at noon.
4. All nighters with Fragonard.
Day 6:



Five Things

Five Things:

1. New color combination: gold and dark teal.
2. Harmonizing to “Hey Soul Sister” by Train.
3. Playing “Waterfalls” by TLC and “Last Leaf” by Ok Go on the broken ukulele.
4. Borrowing Casey’s clothes.
5. Reading about Fragonard.

Day 3: Freaks & Geeks / My So Called Life.

Miss you Gwen...

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Glee.
2. Randy!
3. Chris!
4. L.H.O.O.Q.
5. Being able to find all my Fragonard books at the library! I know how to use it now!

Day 2: The Fifth Element.

Five Things...Good and Bad...

Five Things:
1. Marc Johns.
2. Really dramatic/emo tumblr posts.
Okay. These next three are going be bad because nothing else was good today and there are a lot of things on my mind.
3. I’m never going to be accepted to Kent at this rate and now I owe them $35 which I don’t have.
4. I need a job. BADLY. So I can have a future.
5. I have many papers due next week and it’s the 2nd to last week of school. I also have jury duty next week. Someone shoot me now please. Jury duty mean I can't go to class...

I found a list of questions (a survey) and you’re supposed to answer one every day so I’m going to answer them on here, but I won’t put the question. You could probably guess most of them anyway.

Day 1: Don’t Want To Miss A Thing- Aerosmith

Didi: Stu, what are you doing?
Stu: Making chocolate pudding.
Didi: It’s four o’clock in the morning! Why on earth are you making chocolate pudding?
Stu: Because I’ve lost control of my life.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. Purple blouse with black skinny jeans and flip flops.
2. Having Sebastian as my French partner.
3. Cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese.
4. Lifetime movies.
5. My husband.

Lots of Things

Five Things (Friday):
1. BFF’s making me delicious sandwiches.
2. Blitz Blue nail polish.
3. Don’t Want To Miss A Thing- Aerosmith.
4. Pizza from downstairs. And the pizza guys.
5. Vodka.

Five Things (Saturday):
1. Coraline.
2. Egg salad and stir-fry.
3. Showers.
4. Incoherent walks at night.
5. Vodka.

Five Things (Today/Sunday):
1. Hangover milkshakes.
2. This.
3. This.
4. This.
5. And this.

Five Things (Today and Yesterday)

Five Things (From Today):
1. Dog yawns.
2. All my lomography photos, good and bad.
3. Texts from Alisa!
4. Driving.
5. Clarissa Explains It All.

It was difficult to come up with five today. I’ve realized it’s always easier to come up with five things I hate. So the goal of this blog is going to be to try and reverse that. It should be easy to come up with five favorite things every day. I’m sure tomorrow will be better.

Five Things (From Yesterday):
2. Middle nicknames. Not “Crunchy” necessarily…
3. Blue Tostitos chips and sweet onion salsa.
4. Naked mango juice.
5. Akron’s perfect dress weather compared to Kent’s awful dress weather.

Five Things

Five Things:
1. White nail polish.
2. The people in my French class.
3. McDonalds Sweet Tea (which isn’t a dollar btw).
4. Getting a parking spot at the edge of the parking deck between two empty cars with the windows down.
5. East of Eden- John Steinbeck.

Today's Five Things

Five Things:
1. 5AM study party thunder storms.
2. My bedroom nap utopia.* Such good naps today.
3. Fresh, raw, uncooked, real food. Made some good stuff today.
4. The mix tape game.
5. Knowing you got every single question right on a tough exam.
It was kindof tough to come up with five today :/

If there was going to be a list of things I hated today it would look like this:
After a while of studying I remembered that this class is completely unecessay and I was just going to settle with a D. So I’m going to stop studying before last night happens all over again.


Ten Things From Today.

Five Things:
1. Life changing secret adventures.
2. Driving with the windows down and the heat on.
3. Ska is dead.
4. Black eyeshadow at the Easter Sunday church service.
5. Kent State in the middle of the night.

Now here are five things I hated about today because earlier it was much easier to think of them than the ones listed above:
1. Gossipy female relatives.
2. Art History note cards.
3. Romanticism and specifically Delacroix.
4. Algae and fish poop.
5. Riding in cars with parents.

Its currently 3am and I’m pulling an all-nighter. I make bad decisions and tonight has been a radical combination of really good ones and really bad ones.

Five Favorite Things (today and yesterday)

Five Favorite Things TODAY:

1. Waking up to Sam’s butt.
2. Cuddling.
3. Cat den pancakes.
4. The fan in front of the broken window.
5. Probably the spaghetti I’m about to eat and the shower I’m going to take.

Five Favorite Things YESTERDAY:

1. Rebellion.
2. Vodka.
3. Alisa.
4. Gumballs.
5. Fries. (Capital F.)

Five Favorite Things Today

1. Pink lipstick.
2. Jess’ Tim Armstrong CD.
3. This tired feeling that makes it hard to breathe.
4. Smirky shades.
5. Really big v-necks.

6. The sun paired with #3

No.17 Zoo Music

Mostly posting these so I have them when Beck takes them off the website D:

No. 17: Zoo Music by planned_obsolescence

Stuff I Put In My Mouth Today

Stuff I Put In My Mouth Today*
-A banana
-Sloppy Joe
-Cheesy fiesta potatoes
-1/3 of a crunchwrap with extra cheese
-a mint from taco bell! YUM
-2 chips with cheesy/bean-y stuff
-too many sour gummy worms
-some pretzels
-an orange-orange vitamin water
-some aleve

Today was a good day for putting things in my mouth.

 *I'm glad Sebastian does not read this.

Telling You Things.

First of all, can we talk about how beautiful this day is?* It’s barely forty degrees but the sun is out and I didn’t have to wear a coat! I just threw on a nasty hoodie and walked out the door. Everyone has been so nice too. And all the gorgeous tweets from today! My friends eat so much good food and beautifully describe their days. I only wish I could be sitting on a poop vent right now with a vitamin water….Ahhh can the world be like this every day?

After another funtastic weekend**with the best people in the world and the best FRIES in the world, I had to start some major homework. But more about these fries…I don’t think I’ve ever been happier in my entire life than sitting on that bed with amazing friends and amazing fries. I’m not joking. This time, they came with this garlic concoction. I would do ANYTHING for these fries.

It seems like every week I have a bunch of important homework to do. Not just reading but writing and researching and writing some more. This week I have a major paper and presentation due on Thursday. I’m going to try and finish it by Wednesday though so I don’t have to worry about it that day. The best day of the week.

ALSO. Spring break is next week so I intend on seeing my friends as much as possible. Mmk?


*I don’t know…caaan we?

**I would like to explain here that it was not 100% perfect because my Jess was not there. I would also like to sincerely apologize for making her think that we were coming to get here for said fantastic night. SOSORRYGURLLL. <333


Beck’s website is the best thing that has ever happened to me* and I visit it almost every day. My favorite part of the site is Planned Obsolescence. It’s basically a bunch of songs played next to eachother that last about 20 to 30 minutes.

This tumblr post by Why They’re Hot explains EVERYTHING perfectly that I could not explain myself…

1. His hair. Holy shit. Like golden locks of sunlight and his kid has the same beautiful golden curls as well.
2. His music. He’s a fucking amazing songwriter-no one writes badass lyrics like Beck does. He wrote one of the saddest love songs ever-and his work is so prolific. Holy shit, did he just go from rock to metal to soul to country to folk to punk to rap to funk and back to rock again? You bet your ass he did. And he pulls it all off too-although there’s some more we’d like to see him pull off in the future…
3. His eyes. Take a good look. Can you even imagine those big blue eyes staring straight into your soul as he fucks you? Just thinking about it makes you want to tear your clothes off.
4. His voice. His vocal range goes from deliciously low to ridiculously high-all of it totally orgasmic. Mournful and grunge-y or soft and melodic, it all makes you want him in your pants.
5. The last reason? The whole package. Cute as hell, kind of nerdy, yet sexy as fuck. He’s almost too good to be true. Take a good last look at this man. Here, here, here, here, and here. That’s right - you just witnessed Beck motherfucking Hansen.

*okay, I might be exaggerating. (see what I did there, Jess?)

This Is How Lauren Studies For Art History:

I don’t think I have ever studied this hard. Or I just don’t remember it. I was given a study guide yesterday for an exam TOMORROW. So I’ve been studying all day long on my day off. The only food I’ve consumed is half a bog of conversation hearts (THANKS JESSGURRRLL) and some Dr. Pepper. Since I find unusual joy in making flashcards, I spent a good two hours making these. Forty four images, forty four artists, and forty four dates must be memorized by TONIGHT! I think I’m a visual learner so all of these are color coordinated by time period/chapter. One side has the image, and the other has the name, date, and artist. I actually need to know plenty more information, but that would take way too long to study and I’m betting I can just make up the rest!
My strategy going into this was to make groups of ten cards or so and memorize group by group. This seemed to work very well. So I line them up by date order and go through the line over and over and over and over and over until they are all memorized. This is working quite well. I just hope I still know it all by morning :/

When I was memorizing all this stuff, I was also thinking about my future. Why do I need to know “The Birth of the Virgin” by Lorenzetti was made in 1342, or Donatello’s “David” which was made in 1460? It just seems so useless. I mean, I don’t know why I am in college just yet so I’m just going with the flow. I don’t know why I need to take Art Survey I yet, but who knows, it could be useful someday, right? If not, knowing all these facts makes me feel pretty extraordinary! I also hope that I won’t be wasting any more time next year taking classes that feel useless.

2/22 PS. I got the exam back today and got a B-. Not bad considering the circumstances. Next time I’ll do the same thing.


Today was a little better. I still don't have a bed, I still feel awkward in my own house because of the guests and I still can't get this weekend back, but it's over now and hopefully this coming week will be another adventure.

This is Penelope/Penny. She likes to dance to The Cardigans and Ke$ha in my webcam.

I’m Just Gonna Complain Now, Okay?

Some of my family is staying here for the weekend and I’m stuck here in the house. I’m all alone and Penny is asleep upstairs in my room. Mikey is blocked from going upstairs and waking her up so he keeps pacing this room and crying. I also don’t have a place to sleep as of right now. So while my whole family is off doing fun things, I get to sit here all by myself with this crazy dog. People always just expect that I have nothing else better to do. I want to sleep in my bed.

Eye Shadow.

Makeup is so much fun. I feel sorry for boys because it is socially unacceptable for them to wear eye shadow. I’ve had so much fun the past couple of days just putting on eyeshadow. It makes the day go from “UGH I have to go to schooool” to “UGH I have to go to schooool....but I’m gonna look good!”

I think it was around August I bought a ridiculous amount of very nice eyeshadow for about $20. This was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time, but I never appreciated it until now. This thing contains the prettiest colors I’ve ever seen in my life! And with a little help from Michelle Phan, I kindof know how to use it now. (When I say kindof, I mean not really at all but it seems to work pretty well despite that…)
So since I’ve re-fallen in love with this eye shadow palette, I’ve been making every day a different theme according to colors. This would be the shirt I wear, the earrings and rings, the eye shadow, and of course it has to match purple boots. So far these are my favorite:
Neon Yellow + Bright Purple
Dark Green + Bright Purple
Dark Green + Hot Pink
Saturday was pretty fun because I think I wore every beautiful color imaginable combined.
Today is Hot Pink + Hot Pink + Hot Pink.
And black goes with everythaang. Loves it.

So the moral of the story is that if you wear nice bright colors and create a style for yourself every day so you feel somewhat pretty, it is a lot easier to get through the day at the school you chose to go to because you’re an idiot. Seriously regretting that decision.

While I believe my taste in style is going up, my taste in music is definitely going DOWN. I’ve been obsessed with making playlists including artists that are severely overplayed on Kiss FM. My latest mix includes:
3- Britany Spears
Party in the USA & Time of Our Lives- Miley Cyrus
Battlefield- Jordan Sparks
Lots of Ke$ha
Lots of Demi Lovato
And much more…
Without the bright colors, shower dance parties, and Wednesdays in my life right now I would probably be a mess. Life feels good right now.

This is how I want every day to feel.

Michigan Accomplished

Detroit was scary, cold, and FUN. Here is just a taste of it from the fisheye and camera phone.



There is still a roll from the fisheye that has some Detroit on it that I haven’t finished yet…And from this adventure I realized that that dumb camera is pretty much useless when used inside. The flash is pointless. I’m so glad we did this!

I Love Penguins.

Currently wearing: Gray tank top.
Currently listening to: Imma Be – Black Eyed Peas
Currently drinking: Grapefruit juice.
Currently feeling: RAAAAdifjlgksdjkg

Today I went to the zoo! The best day to go is on the cold rainy days because NO ONE IS THERE. Sure all the animals are soggy and cold, but they are still there and I think they like the company.
I also had the best taco bell that I can remember.

So this job thing is getting weird. I called the lady and left her a voicemail saying I was not interested in a photography internship, but I was still available for the student assistant job that I applied for. That was Friday morning, and I still haven’t heard back from her. I’m getting nervous. I just don’t want to have to go look for another job, especially since this one sounds so perfect for my situation.

I Don't Want To Sleep!!!

Blogging while bored makes for boring blogs but so what!!!

Every day around 7 o’clock is when the boredom hits. I wish there was something to do.

Today I:
-Woke up around 3AM and read 13 TWEETS. So much fun. That should happen every morning. I then woke up again at 8 and read 3 more. Best morning ever for reading the tweets. I love my friends and I love reading what they do in the middle of the night.

-Every morning I watch hulu stuff while still lying in bed. So of course I watched Conan’s last show as host of The Tonight Show. It was beautiful. The best show ever. It was perfect. Will Farrell and Tom Hanks were lovely, and Neil Young was old and amazing. BUT WAIT. GUESS WHO ELSE WAS THERE. BECK. I’m such a loser, I almost cried when I saw Beck there. He was barely part of the show. He just stood there and played his guitar without saying a word, but I could not take my eyes off of him. If Beck was not such a musical genius I would not be attracted to him whatsoever, but that is not the case and I find him very alluring.

You see, I don’t find this “scarecrow chic” thing attractive, but because it’s Beck, I REALLY DO.
-Then I took a shower.

- I was playing the drums like a little girl and then my phone rang. I danced to Ke$ha (more on her later) for a few seconds and picked up the phone. It was Hayley, and we then went to the e-check place and Panera.

- Then I went home and ate some more.

- Then I took another shower. I am so bored, that I always take more than one shower a day.

-I then spent an hour dedicated to Ke$ha time and did some research. On Itunes, she has a celebrity playlist which persuaded me even more to try and be this girl. She mentions that “Single Ladies” is the best pop song of all time and she wrote a Miley Cyrus song that I love. I came to the conclusion that she is a very professional artist. Yes she is crazy and psycho, but she cares a lot about the music she makes and she has good ideas and lots of passion.

- While looking like a nasty wet thing, Casey decided to bring ALL of her friends over to keep me company in the living room. I proceeded to gush over Ke$ha and they had to listen.

-I listened to “Tell Her This”. And cried. Such a beautiful song. I remember listening to this song one night about 70 times in a row. Lame I know.

- I watched a lot of Teen Mom.

- Now it’s 11:32 and I’m surprised I’m still awake. I feel left out when I go to bed early, I don’t know why. But there is no point staying up when there’s nothing to do but refresh twitter over and over again.

- I feel like talking right now, but oh well.



Currently wearing: Pajamas I woke up in.
Currently listening to: Ottoman- Vampire Weekend
Currently eating: Pretzel goldfish
Currently feeling: UGHHHgfjghdfj.

I’ve never been this bored in my whole life, except for yesterday maybe. (Minus watching Good Burger with Jess.) This morning I woke up at 8:50!!! I really liked going to bed at 2ish and waking up at 11ish. I really miss that. I do what I do every morning when I wake up and grabbed my phone to check what was tweeted in the middle of the night. I would have tweeted what I dreamt, but I did not remember. Then I continued to lay in bed for 2 more hours and watch hulu stuff, check facebook, read blogs, blah blah blah. I then got my ass out of bed around 11 and made breakfast for Casey and i. My favorite thing to do is make lots of bacon, lots of hash browns, and put it in a huge pile on a pan and then dump eggs and cheese on it. Then you just get a big delicious pile of breakfast. MMM. I pretty much stayed in my room for the rest of the day. Hulu added 9 episodes of Intervention to my queue and I think I watched every single one of them. If not, I’m going to later tonight for sure. Such a boring day.

Tomorrow I’m going to visit this lady about getting a job at Akron. I’m 90% sure I’ve got this in the bag, but I don’t know if it will be the best choice hours/pay wise. We’ll see. Busy day tomorrow. I have a lot to think about.

And my clothes haven’t arrived yet :(

So Many Things!

When I only had a dollar in my bank account, I didn’t need to buy anything and I didn’t have to buy anything. Now that I have a lot of money in my bank account, I want so many things!
-Katamari Damacy (check)
-Film/get film developed
-Headphones! Funny, I didn’t need them two days ago and now I do…
-Blank CD’s. I’ve recently discovered that mix CD’s are absolutely essential.
-A place to live with my friends <3
Since we’re on the topic of buying things, I had a gift card for Forever21 for $35 and I got so many good things! Two v-necks, a sweatshirt, three flower rings, and three pairs of flower earrings. I’m so excited to get them. I have a lot of mail coming my way. Mail is so much fun. It’s like Christmas. You get to open up something fun and it is so much fun that you forget that you had to pay for it!

Katamari Damacy. It is so weird guys. It’s in English, but I still don’t understand it. I think the narration was translated from Japanese or some other language because most of it just doesn’t make sense! Basically you have to replace a bunch of stars in the cosmos by rolling around this ball thing called a Katamari and it picks up stuff that you roll over. You start off small and pick up small things like paperclips. Then you get really big and can pick up houses and people. Then you put it in the sky. The music is the best part hands down. It is so much fun! I would recommend this game just for the music!

I’ve also started classes since my last post. I only have four classes and 14 credit hours but it seems like it’s going to be really hard.
English is great so far. The grad student teacher is really cool, we’re in a computer lab, everyone is cool, and I sit next to Ke$ha. I swear. We’re going to be best friends. Today we talked about Helen Keller the whole class. I mean we talked about important language things, but we also debated whether she was faking it or not.

Archeology of Rome is weird. I don’t even know what we’re supposed to be learning…art? Maybe? The lady is cool, but there are so many papers and presentations. And I’m sure I’m the youngest person in there, the only one who isn’t an archeology major, and the only one who doesn’t have to be there. But I’ll do it. I’m not going to quit.
Art history will be tough. Again, lots of papers and we can’t use the internet. I wish I had my old professor back. This guy seems really serious about it, while my old professor was very laid back, relaxed, and the class was pretty easy if you studied. Ugh this seems hard though.
And finally French. I look forward to this class. Not buying the book which costs $200 and I can’t find it anywhere. My professor is really helpful and I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it someday, but right now I can’t seem to remember anything unless I’m reading it off the page. Also, everyone in that class is very friendly.

I agree with you, Jessica. Wednesday is the best and happiest day of the week. Thanks for making every week the best guys <3
Alright, I’m off to apply to college.

Food. It's Complicated.

Blah Blah Blah, think you’ll be getting this? Na Na Na, Not in the back of my Car ar ar, if you keep talkin’ that blah blah blah…

Oh Ke$ha. If you’re songs weren’t so catchy and fun to dance to and if your style wasn’t so amazing, you’re lyrics would be driving me insane. I’m currently jamming to “Tik Tok”, “Blah Blah Blah (featuring 3oh!3…gag)”, and my favorite “Your Love Is My Drug”. Jess, you should download that last one.

I just finished watching the documentary “Food Inc.” which is obviously made to unveil what goes on behind the scenes in food production. This is what I got from it.

-Everything is a lie.
-A handful of companies control EVERYTHING from what every farmer does to the laws that pass or don’t pass about food safety.
-Corn is bad. And there is a crap load of it. Seriously, there was a mountain of corn. I want to go to that mountain of corn.
-A lady’s son died from eating a hamburger. Pretty tragic stuff but she said something that made me think she was a bitch.
-You might think that you’re buying a product that is organic that some happy family grew in their backyard, but it is probably owned by Pepsi.
-It is cheap to buy McDonalds and it is expensive to buy carrots.
-I’ve always wanted to be a factory worker and now I know that I don’t want to be a food factory worker. Unless it is in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. No chickens there.
-And finally everything is unsafe, deceitful, and unhealthy for humans, animals and the planet. You should probably just grow everything you eat in your backyard.

This food movie did not really persuade me to change my eating habits. I don’t eat meat much anyway and I have very little control of what my parents buy as well so it doesn’t matter. It basically persuaded me to never become a farmer or meat factory worker. Now there was a movie made a while back called “Fast Food Nation” that is not a documentary but it’s a movie looking at the fast food industry from the perspectives of a college student who protests it, a teen working at McDonalds, a CEO for some fast food company, and illegal immigrants who work in the slaughterhouses. The whole movie is more tragic than gross with very disturbing images of what the immigrants have to go through. Then the last ten minutes is a very graphic step by step process of how the cow turns into packaged beef. It makes me sad thinking about this movie.

I told all of this to Mikey but he wasn’t comprehending. He never listens to me!

Lauren Is Tired.

I'm tired of Facebook. I'm trained to check this dumb thing multiple times every day and I hate it. I really love it when I see something my friends posted but not when it's bombarded by everyone else's crap. Fan pages are becoming ridiculous. I swear there is a fan page created for everything possible. I hate getting event/group invites for dumb things. I get really excited that I'm being invited to something cool and fun and then when I see I've been invited to "I droPped my phooOone in the toillletttt OH my Gawdddd..." my dreams are crushed. I hate statuses. Whenever I want to update my status with something, I just think "No, no one will care, I could just post that on twitter." Then I do. And only good people see it.
I'm tired of money. I have $150 for books (which will buy...a book), $35 for forever21, $35 for a fish store, some borders and panera money, and a $5 visa card. I need a job. But my stomach just churns at the thought of getting one. Because of my last job, I have nightmares of selling things, crazy moms, and retail. I like to think that the situation I was in was not how jobs are supposed to be, and that it will be different, but that is really all I know. I have wonderful dreams about having money in my bank account and it seems so easy and so hard at the same time. Jobs scare me and I can't live without one much longer. I quit Penneys in March 2009, and If I don't have a job by that time 2010, I'll feel like a failure.
I'm tired of living at home. I'm good at not spending money when I REALLY want something. If I ever get a job, I want to use the money for living in a dorm, or maybe getting a small place to share with someone/some people. I told my mom the other day I didn't want to be living here by this time next year. She didn't believe me. She wants me to live here forever.
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