Addiction comes in as many types and sizes as the people it effects. Addiction is not something to be taken lightly either, no matter the magnitude of the situation. Whether it's drug addiction, shopping addiction or exercise addiction, any person struggling needs a strong support system.
A brunch recap sesh is the
perfect only way to end an epic weekend. It's absolutely essential to make sure all parties are aware of the ridiculous things that happened Thursday through Sunday. After four years of recapping embarrassing, hilarious and truly epic weekends, I think I've nailed down a few key elements to make sure that you experience the ultimate brunch recap session every single Sunday.
I finally decided to put my efforts into finding unknown, musically talented people (aka, NOT me). Here's a little taste of who I've found. (Oh, and p.s., they're all college age-d. Hello jealousy.) Whether you love awesome mixes of the newest stuff, or something off the beaten path, you're going to enjoy at least some of the following artists...
Dormcest, especially floorcest, was quite the epidemic my freshman year. For the first month, I just didn't get it. It was like making out with your closest friend. Didn't anyone feel awkward? Weren't they weirded out by it? Wasn't it bizarre to be (essentially) sharing a room with the person you're hooking up with? Maybe I was naive, but I voted yes.x
It started at the bus stop. I was probably wearing obnoxiously colored leggings and keds, and she was probably wearing a denim jumper and Mary Janes with those little white socks with the frilly edges. You know the types. She asked if I wanted to share a bus seat with her since we were in the same kindergarten class. I said yes. Fast forward 13 years, and we're texting each other about our plans for the first night of college.
My most recent superfluous expenditure was my 100-dollars-a-pop July 9th tickets. Nevermind that my (BRAND-SPANKIN'-NEW) car broke down en-route to the game, I got to attend one of the greatest days of Derek Jeter's career. Congrats on 3,000 Captain, and here's five reasons everyone should love Derek Jeter.
Jul 11, 2011
Summer's for day drinking, wearing cute sundresses, basking in the sun and finding the perfect summer romance. But who says that can't all happen while you're still on campus? Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're making the big decision about taking summer classes.
May 10, 2011
I am a brand name brat. I'll admit it. When it came time to look for colleges junior year, I knew that I had exactly three criteria: small, private, in the northeast. Not only did I think that these criteria would lead me to my dream education and job (let alone dream hubby), I thought that it was exactly what I wanted.
Mar 24, 2011
Thanksgiving brings together three of my favorite things, family, eating, and football. With every decadent dish, I find myself being more and more thankful that my family's not judging me for the 3rd helping of garlic mashed potatoes. Unfortunately, college sometimes means being very far away from your family when you need them the most.
The flu sucks. There, I've gone and said it; plain and simple. It makes you feel gross, look gross and keeps you in bed all day (in a very different way than you'd want). Usually I'd be looking for any excuse to cuddle up with my favorite movie and relapse into a diet of soup and saltines, but not when it's for weeks on end and makes you feel just plain shoddy.
Ever feel like you're the only one sitting on the couch, mindlessly staring at the TV with no idea what's going on? Are phrases like "point conversion", "fumble" and "fourth down" completely foreign to you? Well have no fear, here are a few simple things to keep in mind so that you can keep your head afloat during Monday Night Football. Grab the chips and dip, and prep yourself for kickoff!
Shopping, like any other sport, requires technique, skill and good eye for talent. Okay, so maybe shopping isn't exactly an Olympic sport (yet), but being smart about the way you go about it can make you feel like you've certainly won some kind of contest (and saved some big bucks!).
I'd bet my graphing calculator that you don't have many girlfriends that are engineers. It's not because we're antisocial (well, I'll speak for myself on that one...), it's because there aren't many of us to begin with. Sure, it may seem like a pretty sweet deal to be one of seven girls in a class of 100, but I promise its not all it's cracked up to be.
I've always admired those in the military, but when I found out that my boyfriend was going to be one of them, I have to admit that I wasn't exactly thrilled. Sure, being in the Air Force seemed really intriguing, but for someone else. Someone I wouldn't have to miss at dinner or on the couch.
Everyone makes great resolutions on New Years: Be healthy! Lose weight! Don't gossip! All of these are great, but now that it's nearly June, how many of us realistically even remember what anthem we chose to sing this year? Its time for something new. Its something I've done every summer since the beginning of high school: summer resolutions.
We are constantly surrounded by the epic American battle to lose weight. It’s all over the media, all the time. From TV shows to magazines to movies and more, it just won’t get out of our faces! Sure, there’s always been a pressure to be thin, but could being skinny actually save you money?
It's time to man up, ladies, and empower yourselves to live life without the aid of Prince Charming. Not only does this make our lives a whole lot easier (hello, do you really want to wait around for someone to jump-start your car?), but sometimes it's safer to take matters into our own hands (instead of asking some rando to do it for us).
Our country has had the luck of having some great leaders, uh, lead us, presidential or otherwise. Today’s a day to commemorate, respect and analyze the past and future actions of our country’s leaders. So let’s all raise a glass and pour one out for the current big man on campus, Barack Obama.
Let's be serious: everyone and their mother (literally) watches the Super Bowl. Whether it’s for phenomenal commercials, gorgeous athletes, a scandalous halftime show, or for the actual sport, the entire country stops what they're doing on Super Bowl Sunday and tunes in.
Everybody has gray days, especially with winter now in full force. I frequently find myself stuck inside with cabin fever when I'm snowed in/rained in/my car won't start/puddles are too big/it's just too cold to go outside. And I know I'm not the only one who spends those days watching reruns of Jersey Shore... again... because there's nothing else to do. But there is!