Category Archives: College Life

Blogging for bloggers

The blog that motivated to keep up with my blogging is called everygirliveeverkissed.com. probably the most hilarious blog I’ve ever read and not to mention the writing, it’s great!

The blog basically consists of a boy who goes through every single girl he has ever kissed and their story.He doesn’t reveal any names which makes it more fun to try to guess who his mysterious lady is. At the end he ends up with one of his lucky ladies and they live happily ever after. Now that he has told all of his stories, he has given readers a chance to tell their stories as well. What I like most about the blog is that fact that it has all taken place at this very college. With it being so local, it makes the more fun and more interactive.

If the writing and stories of the blog doesn’t catch your attention, the theme and the logo the creator developed is perfect to set the mood. The background of the blog make you feel as if you are sitting in a college library and the logo is made up of the title formed into a hot, red kiss imprint.

Save 2nd Base

Zeta Olympics 2012

All up to the Mayans

2012. The year that our beloved Planet Earth will come to an end. Sounds bizarre right? I guess we’ll find out here in about 8 months!

I was just recently asked what my dream job is (that is of course if we are not blown to pieces, abducted by aliens or fall through the Earth’s cracks). So I asked myself what I want to do…which is a hard question and sadly the easy part. After discovering your “life long” dream, you have to do it. College is the time when you are supposed to figure that out, but as you may be able to see from my previous posts… I’m still trying to figure that out. Our generation right now seems to be living a “YOLO” life style (You only live once). As cheesy and fad-ish as that sounds, its actually a great motto (Thanks Drake). From my personal view, I think I will remember all fun and challenging times that I spent with my peers rather than all of the job research, resume building, and countless hours spent in Edmond Low.

So ask yourself these things… 1. what is your dream? 2. Is that what life is really all about? Is is about fulfilling your dreams, or the journey you take to get there? If our world really does come to an end December 21, 2012… what will you remember?

The Ugly Truth

College is supposed to be the time where we all figure out who we really are. We are supposed to explore our options, date around, and take on crazy adventures and through this, we figure out our “true selves.” I have been doing a lot of exploring, I guess you could say, and have started to figure out things about myself that I wasn’t entirely aware of before. Like my pet peeves for example… when people don’t know the difference between “you’re” and “your”…simple grammar guys. Another big one is when people aren’t considerate it drives me crazy! Why do I dance around trying to make other people happy and comfortable when they don’t return the favor. Consideration…is that so hard? Another one of my biggest pet peeves is dishonesty. Why is it so hard for people to be honest these days? I can tell you right now if you told me the truth about whatever sticky situation you have going on…I am going to be a lot more receptive and a lot more forgiving because you chose to tell the truth. Which is how we come up with the phrase “The Ugly Truth.”

It’s one of my favorite movies and a great philosophy. Being honest can be hard, but lets get real…If you could just tell the truth instead of having the constant guilt of secrets and judgements, wouldn’t life be a little easier? Instead of wasting the energy trying to keep things in or beating around the bush, let it out! The truth may be ugly but 9-out of- 10… it’ll be a lot more freeing and life would be easier.

The ugly truth isn’t just about the source. The receiver has to accept the challenges as well. Think about it… if someone were to tell you that you’ve had a pepper stuck in your tooth right away, wouldn’t you be appreciative? Yeah, it’s embarrassing but a lot less worse than if you went all day and talked to 50 people all thinking “Wow, I wonder how long that’s been there…” The same thing goes with more serious subjects. For example, I just “ended things” with a guy I have been somewhat involved with for 6 years. Yeah, 6 years! We were never actually dating but when we were together it was evident that there was something there. Just recently I had broken up with my boyfriend of over 2 years and started hanging out with my 6-year-man-friend again. Long story short we got a little serious a little fast and because I had just gotten out of a relationship, I freaked, broke up with him, and ran. After a couple of weeks “exploring my options” I realized that I truely wanted to be with him again and I was ready for a relationship. Little did I know he was so bitter about the whole thing that he was saying hurtful things behind my back. Honestly, with the whole way that the thing played out, I didn’t deserve that. Plus…how old are we? and aren’t girls supposed to be the catty, immature ones? Anyway, moral of the story, I wasted 3 weeks beating myself up about this guy that I thought that I hurt, and how it was all my fault, and how I’m the idiot because he is “sooo sweet, has such a great heart, etc.” When all the while he was being mean and hateful behind my back and not telling me how he felt. Thank God my friend decided to be honest with me and tell me the truth about what was really going on. I know it was hard for her to relay such negative and hurtful news but the results were worth it. I would much rather hear the ugly truth than to be still kicking myself for hurting “such an amazing person.” Yeah, amazing all right. Needless to say, I’m over that tool bag.

So moral of the story… when the time is right, tell your friends or loved ones the truth. I guarantee they will appreciate the ugly truth so much more than being left in the dark. I wish we people could be more honest when dating these days. If everyone would lay everything out on the table (in a peaceful and respectful manner) then dating would be SO much easier. Half of the game is just wondering what the other person is thinking. So why not just tell the truth? No matter how ugly it can be.

Links:
The Ugly Truth

He’s Just Not That Into You

Self-Help: It’s Called A Break-Up Because It’s Broken

Let’s Katniss these Misquitoes

So I’m sure you’ve heard of the new hype, The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins. From personal experience, the book is great! Collins does a great job of creating a gender neutral novel about a colony of people objected to an over-powering Capitol. With the movie finally out, more and more people are starting to read this exciting novel. If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on this trilogy, it would be a great summer read.

Speaking of summer…I don’t know about you but I am a little scared for what’s to come here by April. With the temperatures already hitting the high 80s, what will our summer be like? The factor that scares me the most…are the bugs. Because we didn’t have a “real winter,” none of the pestering insects were killed off. That means mosquitoes GALORE.

So what will I most likely be doing this summer? Probably rereading the Hunger Games trilogy while either in the comfort of my AC or sitting by the pool.

Interesting Links:

Official Trailer

The Hunger Games Website

Weather Predictions for Oklahoma

 

Keep Calm and Spring Break On

Its the month of March which means it’s Spring Break season. This also means that here on campus the gym is packed and there is at least a 30 minute wait for a tanning bed.

This year, my friends and I decided we didn’t want to fight those crowds so we are heading West this year. Instead of hitting the beach with the rest of Stillwater, Okla., we are hitting the slopes. We figure pretty much 70 percent of the Greek community travels down to Destin for their Spring Break. So why would we hang out with all the same people just in a new location? These people also stress out about their “beach bod” and tan for 1/2 the semester, which doesn’t sound like much fun. So about six of my closest friends and I are heading to the breath taking mountains of Colorado. We decided we wanted to shake things up for a change and go skiing instead of normal “sit on the beach and do nothing spring break.”

Skiing should be interesting this year and I can’t wait to compare stories with those who chose Destin.

Here are some links for more Spring Break ideas

Student Travel

Student Universe

Travel Channel

Because I’m a Maneater!

“I excel at date parties.” This was a status I put on my Facebook shortly after attending a date party last semester. My older sister who just graduated from the same school and is a member of the same sorority quickly replied with, “Of course you do, we are related.. keep on the legacy little one.”

Date parties are an art. Creating a costume is the best part of of the whole shabang. My most favorite date party was themed “Hooked On You” where I proceeded to create a shark costume and my date was “the victim.” I had just broken up with my long time boyfriend and was on a new “go me, I got rid of that loser” kick. Becoming a shark was probably one of the best ideas I have ever had. When people asked me, “A shark? That’s cool, why?” I would quickly reply with “Because I’m a maneater!” Not gonna lie, it was a hit. My best friend also had a good idea and went as a jellyfish (she was on a “I don’t need a man, so stay away from me” kick). The whole night we both proceeded to “shark” and “jellyfish” all night. Its a little hard to explain but I went around with my hands clasped together like I was swimming like a shark while my friend would hold her arms out to the side and swivel them as if they were her tentacles. Needless to say, the date party was a blast and our costumes had a huge role in that.

Date parties aren’t just about getting drunk and dancing with friends. To outsiders it may seem that way, and I don’t blame them. Date parties are about getting to be something else. We study all week and get swamped in projects and papers so on the weekends its nice to have something special every once in a while. Date parties allow us to make silly costumes (like a shark and jellyfish) and to just let go and take on the character rather than resuming in our normal college student lives.

So get creative and host a themed party. Create a silly costume and forget about the weeks activities for one night.

Here are some links for some great party/costume ideas:
College Tips
Top 10 College Theme Parties
Homemade Costume Ideas

Forget the Candle, Give Me a Cat.

Candlelight– the tradition that every sorority girl dreams of…except  this girl. As of now, the thought of marriage scares the hell out of me. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind having a candlelight. It’s the commitment to marriage in a mere 2 years that gives me the chills. Most people our age don’t know what they are doing next week, so how are we supposed to know who we are going to live the rest of our lives with?

So let me explain this “Candlelight” business– The Candlelight ceremony has been a sorority tradition for as long as sororities have existed. It all starts out when a girl (usually a senior, sometimes a junior) gets 1. dropped, 2. promised, or 3. engaged. For those of you that do not know, getting “dropped” is when the girl’s boyfriend gives her his letters to wear from his fraternity. It may not seem like a big deal, but for most fraternities, it’s like their version of a Candlelight. Now, getting promised is almost like getting engaged to be engaged. I personally don’t see the point in a promise ring.. why not just get engaged when the time is right? Personally, I feel like a promise ring says “We aren’t old enough to get married, so let me lock you down…” just sayin. Last but not least, is the engagement. I feel like everyone knows what an engagement is here in ‘Merica. We tend to make a huge deal about it, which is honestly okay by me. Yes, you can confess your love to me and plan out a cheesy way to ask me to spend the rest of my life with you. You have to admit, that’s a pretty hefty question. It’s not like your asking me, “What do you want to eat for dinner tonight?”, its asking me “What do you want to eat for dinner..for the rest of your life…with me?” Huge difference.

Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely believe in finding the right person and I definitely plan on getting married one day. I also believe that everything happens for a reason, so I have never really been the girl to plan the wedding or in this case, Candlelight, before there is a 2nd party involved. Around Candlelight season you hear girls talking about how they need to have a boyfriend now so that they will be ready for the Candlelight in 2 years. Personally, I’d rather be patient and find the right person and not have a Candlelight than end up with some dead-beat fiance with no personality and a beer belly. So, yes, I’m okay with being single for as long as it takes to find the right person. So until then forget the candle, and give me a cat.

See you in 9 months, 3 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes……

And the count down begins.. I’m going to start off by saying this count down is not a pregnancy count down being that it is 9 months (that’s awkward). The count down I am talking about is the count down to legality. Turning 21, the last age that everyone eagerly waits for. The age that gives you more options on the social front and the age that drains your cash.

So 9 months, 3 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes is November 11 and my birthday…if you haven’t guessed already. This would be perfectly fine if I didn’t have friends all turning 21 already. This has always been a problem for me, I have always become friends with those older than myself. This was fine when I was 15 years old and my friends were 16, I got a lot of free transportation out of it. But now that the difference between 21 and 20 is the legal consumption of alcohol and an MIP, things have changed and my friends have slowly disappeared one-by-one.

It hasn’t been too bad so far, mainly just Thursday nights when Joe’s has their “Ladies’ Night”. Which really isn’t all that bad considering I have work Thursday nights and an early morning class on Fridays. As for the rest of my friends’ “bar nights” I’m stuck finding my own things to do.

So what is there to do in this small college town?

Although Stillwater, Okla. is great, there isn’t much to do on the itinerary. So here are some of the things I came up with..

-Life chat– Orange Leaf and Aspen are my personal favorites. These are great places to kill an hour or two with a close friend to just sit and life chat. Personally, I feel like Aspen is used for the more serious life chats. The “Hey, let’s get coffee” line is almost just as bad as “Hey, we need to talk..” line. Not going to lie, I may or may not have broken up with someone at Aspen. It’s an easy getaway, you’re not stuck having to finish your meal, and its a pretty relaxing environment. Orange Leaf on the other hand is a little more uplifting and a more positive environment. So I’d stick with Orange Leaf for more casual encounters.

–Get some fresh air/ be active– My personal favorite is running, or walking (let’s get real), out at Boomer. Especially with a furry companion. Dogs love a nice stroll out at Boomer. If you don’t have one, borrow one! Most dog owners are almost always more than willing to offer up their dog for a walk. There is also the Humane Society. They have cats and dogs to play with, it’s easy to spend at least 2 hours there if you’re an animal person. Plus, you get service hours (win-win right?). Then there is bowling, I know its lame but come on.. it’s Stillwater, Oklahoma. It’s really not all that bad if you have a good group of friends with you. Last but not least, there is the Colvin Recreation Center. The Colvin has almost everything from rock climbing to Squash, and hey, its free.

–Find a “Haven”- One of the most important things you can have in college. Living in a sorority house with 66 other girls can get a little over whelming, which is why I found my haven. My haven is really just one of my best friends house. All we really do is homework and watch movies along with various other activities.. ( 😉 ). This way, you don’t have to spend money, just enjoy your time relaxing with your best pals.

Yeah, there isn’t that much to do in Stillwater other than going to the bars. Honestly, it’s not really about what you are doing, but who you are with. Find a good group of friends that will be there for you no matter what. As for my friends.. see you in 9 months, 3 days, 11 hours, and 4 minutes.

You can find more info on activites/ promotions in Stillwater through Stillocal.com