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Count Your Blessings

13 Nov

I can’t believe how was this year/ semester has flown by. Only three more weeks and I will have finished my LAST full semester in college. Graduation is approaching as well as another festive time of year. I know what you’re thinking, and no this is not another Christmas comment (42 days, guys!) Thanksgiving is next week and to mimic all of the “thankful” Facebook posts that are surfacing, I am going to dedicate this Monday’s Mash-up to all the things I am thankful for.

1) I am thankful that I will be going home in less than a month! Being away from home and family members  definitely adds an unnecessary stress to my life. I am thankful for the family members I have here in Tennessee, but nothing replaces the feeling of being home for the holidays.

2) I am thankful that this semester is almost OVER! This semester hasn’t been my most difficult in college, however, group projects and 17 page papers definitely have a way of making things more stressful than they need to be.

3) I am thankful for my mother who does my laundry when I go home. Though the lacks the maternal ability to cook, she always makes sure to pamper me. She may complain about it, but I know deep down she loves doing it.

4) I am thankful for my father who does know how to cook. While being in Tennessee I constantly get phone calls about the scrumptious dishes my dad cooked that night. I am ready to go home to stuff my face with culinary masterpieces my dad usually calls to brag about.

5) I am thankful for my sister whom I fight with on a daily basis. Everyone around us would swear that we hate each other, however, only we know the bond that screaming at each other strengthens. Almost 1,000 miles apart and we still find meaningless topics to bicker about, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

6) I am thankful for my entire family that consists not only of blood relatives, but also the really not really family members I have acquired over the years. From grandparents to step parents and those who have adopted me as one of their own, I have a great deal of people who I know will love me regardless of the blood lines that may or may not exist.

7) I am thankful for all of my friends that I have stayed in contact with over the years, as well as the newer ones I made along the way. From my high school besties to my advertising peeps, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to surround myself with.

8) I am thankful for my boyfriend who I have been with for almost five years now. We fight and pick at each other, but at the end of the day I couldn’t see myself with a better person. I don’t know why we work, but we do and I wouldn’t change our relationship for the world.

9) I am thankful for my dogs. Dogs are the most loyal and loving creatures that God placed on this Earth and I am grateful for their excitement every time I enter the door.

10) I am thankful for social media that allows me to stay in contact with those who live far away. I am also thankful for the late night creeping that distracts me from my studies.

11) I am thankful for True Blood, Glee, and Christmas television specials. Call it mindless entertainment, but I can’t help the joy I get whenever I can watch either of these shows.

12) I am thankful for food. Not only does it fuel my desire to live; it also just tastes so good. I am not a picky eater and love trying news things. I am grateful for the opportunity to try diverse culinary treats.

13) I am thankful for my job and my internship. I may complain about having to go into work or in the office, but I am lucky to have the easy job that I do… and get paid for it. As for my internship, I get to watch hockey. What’s better than that?

14) I am thankful for all of the opportunities I have been granted in life. I am truly blessed for the college I go to, the program I am in, and the possibilities these two things have granted me.

15) Finally (though there are MANY other things I am grateful for) I am thankful for you. Yes, you who is reading my blog. The fact that you gave up five minutes of your time to read my ramblings makes me extremely grateful. For that, I will reward you with a Christmas song.

Wham! Last Christmas

Just another manic Monday…

18 Sep

Well, it’s Monday. It’s raining. And a lot of stuff has happened in the world of social media this past week, so it’s time for a MONDAY MID-DAY MASH-UP. A complete mash-up of this weeks past events (well, at least the ones I care about).

First up on my list: The iphone 5 was released.. and subsequently not bought by me. Congrats to Apple for making another version of an already expensive device and placing an even larger price tag on the new one. The only justification I can make for this frivolous release is that I may now be able to afford the iphone 4S (wishful thinking).

It’s official. PSY’s release of the song “Gangam Style” has officially gotten on my last nerve. Aside from completely blowing up YouTube, he performed at the VMA’s, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show. Seriously???? Aside from not knowing the lyrics other than the token “oppan gangam style” (not even sure if that’s what he says), the whole song is just down right annoying. And here I am giving recognition to it… It’s a vicious cycle.

Another thing that really ANNOYS me: the NHL Lockout. I’m not saying that this is the worst thing to happen to me since McAllister’s closed on the strip, but hockey is the only sport I actually like… and this kind of sucks. I don’t even think this will be like the NBA lockout, either. I think this one will be for the whole year, just like in 2004…. I hate football.

Speaking of football… The much anticipated Gator loss ended up leaving many Vol fans eating their words, and perhaps losing a lot of bets. The Gator’s chomped us in the second half, making it the 7th year in a row that they have crushed Volunteer spirits, hopes, and dreams. So naturally, I have been seeing a lot of blame on Dooley. If it were up to Knoxville, the Vols would have a rotating coaching staff that would switch every time we lose. As I stated earlier though, I hate football, so my opinion on the matter is invalid.

In other news, today was my first day of my internship with the Knoxville Ice Bears (at least the SPHL has it together). I got to freshen up on my InDesign skills and made flyers for the upcoming season. I am told that I will also be able to help out with their social media campaign, which just works perfectly with the class I am having to write this blog for (490 Social Media). It’s all coming full circle!

Oh, and for those of you keeping track, my Klout score is now a 26. I need to set a higher goal for myself… Eh, maybe next week. Until next time!

Here is a HILARIOUS skit of Seth McFarlane’s impression of Ryan Lochte… Couldn’t upload the real video due to copyright infringement, but you need to click the link.

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