Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 5 Worst T.V Shows... Random Thursday

Hey ya'll!

Today, I am linking up with Em, Lin, and Meg for a looong overdue dish of some Random Thursday.

Today's topic?

Top 5 Worst T.V Shows

We all know television has had some doozies. Not every show can be F.R.I.E.N.D.S or How I met Your Mother (We all know those are my faves). So, which 5 do I deem the worst?

Teen Mom 2
Okay, I am guilty of watching this show. I really, really am. It's addicting. But it's soooo dumb! I mean some of the choices these girls make should not be televised. But like I said, I watch it sometimes. Not religiously. But sometimes.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
No... just no. Stop that right now.


Anything Kardashian related
STOP giving these people t.v shows. I BEG you, please

Secret Life
Just the commercials for this show makes me gag. I'm guilty for watching my fair share teen dramas *cough* obsession over One Tree Hill *cough* But this doesn't even have good plots. The acting is bad, the writing is bad. It's just bad and cheesy and over the top.


This had potential to be a good show. Country kids are fun and interesting. But this just turned out to be trashy. None of the guys are hot. The girls are annoying. It just doesn't work.

Do you have any t.v shows you hate? Link up!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Day in My Life

Hey everyone!

So floating around the blogoshere is a challenge where you document your day by taking one photo every hour from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep. It looked fun so here is my "Day in the Life." I documented this past Monday since it was my day off. Enjoy :)

Note: Since I only get one day off a week, I will warn you this might bore you. just sayin'

Monday January 28, 2013:

8 a.m- Up and dressed for class. I will not leave the hhouse without coffee.

9 a.m- Victorian Literature. We're reading North and South

10 a.m- Work Study. Unpacking books received in the mail.

11 a.m- Still at work study...

12 to 2 p.m- Usually at 1 I have my humor writing class, but it was cancelled. So for two hours I did homework and read blogs.

2 pm- Senior Sem wooo

3 pm- Waiting for the bus

4pm- Cleaning my room

5 p.m- In order to do laundry, I had to go to the gas station and bargain for quarters.

6p.m- Cleaned Ted's fish tank while waiting for my friend Alayna to come over

7 p.m- How I Met Your Mother!

8pm- Time to fold and hang up allll that laundry

9 pm- made a late dinner for the roomie and I

10 p.m- The Daily Show

11 pm- F.R.I.E.N.D.S and homework

12am- Settled in and watched Catfish before bed

1 a.m- Bed time

Welp, as you can see it was a relaxing and productive day off!

Until next time...


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday Ten

Linking up again with Lin and Amber for Ten on Tuesday. Join in!

 How I Met Your Mother was a repeat last night. I was not happy.

Catfish was a new episode. Honestly, I think it's awesome that they feature gay couples too. And Nev is just uber cute.
Yesterday was my only day off of the week and I would say that I was productive. You'll get to see my day off hour by hour tomorrow!

I have a 2500 creative non-fiction piece due tomorrow which I haven't even started. Procrastination rules my life.

For my media class, I have to write and film a public service announcement. My topis is pet adoption. You beeter believe I will be staying away from Sarah Mclaughlin music... I wanna make it funny but sweet. Any suggestions? What would YOU want to see in a pet adoption ad?

My outline for my novel is being workshopped in class tomorrow... I think I'm going to pee myself.

It's official... I'm a Hoosier. I got my state I.D last week.

I swear I have been the most anti-social person ever lately. The only person I have wanted anything to do with lately is my roommate and that's only because I live with her. No clue what my deal is.
I think being single makes people try harder. I swear if I was in a relationship right now, I'd be sitting here in sweats and no make up. But nope, I woke up this morning and tried. That should be our motto.... single people, we try!

This song has been stuck in my head all week...

Welp, there's my 10. Have a good day everyone and tune in tomorrow for a day in the life of me!


Monday, January 28, 2013

The Nitty-Gritty

Hello lovelies,

So, this weekend as usual I mostly worked. I can't wait for the days when I actually do stuff on the weekends.

Friday night, however, my roommate and I made quesidillas and rented "Pitch Perfect" which I was actually impressed with. I was worried it was going to be a "Glee" knock-off, but I was pretty impressed. And who knew that chick from Twilight could sing?

Nevertheless, if you haven't seen it, I give it my stamp of approval.

But aside from that, my weekend was spent working, catching up on sleep, and doing a lot of life evaluating.

See, I've always had a plan. Always. it's weird NOT to have one. So with graduation three months away, the fact that I don't have a plan is freaking me out. I'm scared to even look at my resume. There's a lot I need to address.


  • Where the heck am I going to live?
In an ideal world, I would be able to keep the apartment I'm in now. I love my apartment. But in order to keep it, I would need to either find a new roommate (which, don't think I sound super anti-social, but I want to try my hand at living completely on my own), or make more money (obviously). I would love to keep that place nad take the master bedroom and make my old room into a guest room/office. It would just be awesome. But, because I have to be realistic, I've started looking into one bedrooms around town. Sad part is, I'm not even fully convinced I want to stay here. I mean, it is more convenient to stay in this city for another year, but I feel like it may get a bit lonely with my friends being gone and family far away. But for now, the plan is to stay here for another year.

  • Then, there's that whole job thing...
I really need to man up and start getting aggressive here. I will admit, I am holding myself back. I could easily sart networking and sending out my stuff. I already found out about jobs available at a local magazine, but I haven't jumped on the opportunity. Because I'm human, I will admit there is a fear of rejection. What if after years of working on my writing and dedicating my life to it, it's not good enough? What if my resume impresses no one? It's a scary world out there...

These a BIG questions. And BIG decisions. It's all just new territory that I need to face no matter how scary it is. But i know I'm going to come out okay in the end. Life has a way of working itself out and even though this chapter of my life is terrifying, it's exciting and an adventure. I really can't wait to jump into it. And no matter where I am this time next year, I know it's gonna be great and I'm gonna be happy.

In other news, coming up this week on the blog...

Today, since it is my day off, I have been doing the photo-an-hour challenge which will be up either tomorrow with my 10 on Tuesday or Wednesday. Also, I will be doing a vlog, yes, a vlog, tour of my apartment since after 6 months I have yet to show that off.

Good things are coming, so be excited :)

p.s Just a small update: Thank you to everyone who kept my cousin in their prayers. If you don't know what happened, get caught up HERE. She is now home from the hospital and healing nicely. Her and her fiance are going to name the twins once she's recovered.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Luke Bryan Shook It For Me...

Hey ya'll,
I'm a little late getting this post up, but better late than never right?

Last Thursday, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, and Florida Georgia Line were here in good ol' southern Indiana and you know I couldn't miss that.

So here are some pics from the show...

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

If I Were a Boy...

Hey ya'll!

Today I am linking up with Erin and Gay for "If I Were a Boy." Seriously, what girl hasn't asked herself this question?

We all know Beyonce has...

So what if I, Melissa, were a boy?

I would eat anything at any time and not feel ashamed. Like seriously, pizza galore! My house would be constructed of pizza boxes and beer cans.

Speaking of beer... I would drink... lots of it. Why? Because as a girl, I really hate the taste of beer. I think guys acquire a beer gene or something. Sounds legit to me...

I would make sure I had a butt like this fella'
And I would shake it... all. the. time.

I would join a boy band.

I would dance to Ice Ice Baby naked in the privacy of my own home... guys do that right? If they don't, they should.

I would be like Chandler from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Bacon and I would be besties.

Annnd, I would be awesome.

That's all folks. What would you be like if you were a boy? Go link up!

Until next time,

Friday, January 18, 2013

Prayers Needed

Hey lovelies,
I don't usually do this kinda thing but, if you pray, please think of my cousin and her fiance. She fell down a flight of stairs at 7 months pregnant. She was rushed to labor and delivery... her twin boys didn't make it. This is a rough time for them and our family. These boys were miracle babies after 2 miscarriages. Please keep my cousin, her fiance, and their other kids in your thoughts.

Rest in peace, sweet angels.


Gettin' a Little Personal...

Hey lovelies!

So last night I went to the Luke bryan concert and it was AWESOME! I'll have pictures of that for you next week...

But today, I wanted to sit down and get a little personal.

Here is a little sense of where I have come from before this point... (If you atually look back at these, kudos to you!)
June 2010
August 2010
February 2011
May 2011
May 2011-2
July 2011
October 2011
April 2012
May 2012


Everyone has a past. Whether you are proud of that past or would like to leave it behind, it still exists no matter what, and that's just the way life goes. And no matter what, that past is always a part of who you are at this very moment. BUT, what I've learned is just because that past has helped shaped you, doesn't mean that it is you.

You are not your past.

This thought has been sticking with me lately. Anyone who knows me or has been reading this blog knows that part of my life and what it has meant for me throughout the very defining years of my college career.

There are only 3 and a half months left of this crazy ride and honestly, it's a little daunting. College was the best decision I ever made. It showed me that I could be independent and that, even though, I allowed myself to get wrapped up in some not-so-great choices, here I am. And it's all been worth it.

But what comes next?

College got me out of place that wasn't good for me. 3 and half years ago, my father and his alcohol abuse controlled every step I took and every thought I had. And now here I am. Something I haven't shared here yet, is this past December, I decided it was time to take that final step and cut my dad out of my life. I have adjusted to the mind set that I don't have a father. Was it hard? Yep. But it was the most freeing thing I have ever done. One month later.... and it's still okay.

Point is, my past made me who I am today. But it is not me.

I am not my father's shortcomings.
I am not my mom's mistakes.
I am not a product of a broken home.

I am a girl who snorts when she laughs too hard.
I am a girl who talks to her dog like she's a kid.
I talk in my sleep, and cry during Harry Potter movies.
I have clothes all over my bedroom floor, and own more pairs of flip flops than I do actual shoes.

When you step away from your "past" it's your choice to let it follow you or to make it memory.
You can let it overtake you or you can cast it aside and let it make you a better person. It is that fight and that choice that sets you apart from the "victims" and makes you a "survivor."

I've written quite a few posts similar to this, but what makes this post any different?

The girl sitting here has self-esteem and loves herself.
She laughs and actually means it.
She is single because she doesn't need to be in a relationship with some crap guy because the void she was trying to fill isn't there anymore. She is fine with being with herself, until the option comes along to choose who will complement her life, rather than who she will settle for.
She is 3 months away from a college degree-- the first in her family.
She went from being dependent on her friends and her boyfriend to being completely self-sufficient.
She looks in the mirror and likes what she sees.
She is beautiful.

Your past does not make you any better or any less than anyone else. It's what you choose to do with it that makes you the person you are. My past is not worse than yours and I have not lived a harder life than any of you. A life is just a life, but it's what you do with it that separates you from everyone else.

I am not my past. I am my future.