October 23, 2014

Alissa Lately

Flat Paul is straight busted.

{I was called out for not doing one of these last week, so here we go...}

reading // Still reading Harry Potter! I'm about halfway through book #4. I was determined to get them all re-read before Halloween, but I don't think that's going to happen. Maybe Thanksgiving?

writing // Lists on lists on lists.

listening // My dear friend Kate made me a Frank Turner anthology, and I've been listening to nothing but that (and the Noah and the Whale CD she gave me as well) for the past week and a half.

thinking // That I ain't seen the sun shine in 3 damn days (- Kid Rock). But, really, it's been raining all week.

smelling // The coffee I just made.

wishing // I had a bag of sour gummy worms. The two bags I ate last weekend were apparently not enough to satisfy my craving.

hoping // That my car gets fixed soon. Remember when I was in a car accident on Monday?

wearing // Black pants, turquoise shirt, and my favorite black and white sweater.

loving // The records I bought last weekend. I went to a place in Bennington, VT that sells "gently used" records for $1. ONE DOLLAR! It was very exciting, and I got a little carried away.

wanting // Someone to come help me get this couch out of my basement. Oh, you're willing to fly across the county to help? Great, thanks.

needing //  To do laundry, like, desperately.

feeling // Sinus pressure - yay! If I'm sick while I'm NYC for work this weekend/next week, I'll be really, really angry.

clicking // Through blogs while I drink my coffee.

October 21, 2014

Vlog Tuesday: Local news anchors are celebrities, right?

Last Friday, Kelsey, Kate, and I went over to Emily's house to hang out, and to see her baby, Elle (who also happen's to be Kate's niece) (because Emily is married to one of Kate's brothers) (follow that?). We consumed a bunch of snacks (including a bag of snacks that I *insisted* on purchasing for the 40 minute car ride to Emily's house) along with a ton of wine, and some hard cider.

What you're about to watch is the product of all of that.


October 17, 2014

A'ing some Qs

Thanks to everyone who answered these questions last week! Look for more posts like that in the future.

1. Since every blogger loves to say they are twenty-something, how old are you, really?

I think I've said it enough times over the past month or so - I'm 28. And 28 means you'll have a hangover after drinking only 4 beers. Watch out.

2. If you could have a band play a private show for you and your friends, what band would you choose?

This is a hard question for me, and I came up with it! I know y'all probably expect me to say The Avett Brothers, but I don't know...jk, I'd definitely choose them. I'm not stupid.

3. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Hard ice cream - mint chocolate chip. Soft ice cream - chocolate and vanilla twist, with rainbow sprinkles. Yes, sprinkles.

4. How old were you when you found out Santa wasn't real? How did you find out?

I wrote about that here. ~~SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT~~

5. What's the first blog you ever read religiously?

Chelsea Talks Smack. She blogs next to never now, which is incredibly depressing, but I still suggest that you read some of her older posts. Start with this one. Then this.

October 16, 2014

Ok Go // Upstate Concert Hall // 10.14.14

"Ah, music...a magic beyond all we do here!" - Albus Dumbledore

October 10, 2014

Enough about me...

...tell me about you. Answer these questions in the comments section. I'll post my answers next week.

1. Since every blogger loves to say they are twenty-something: how old are you, really?

2. If you could have a band play a private show for you and your friends, what band would you choose?

3. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

4. How old were you when you found out Santa wasn't real? How did you find out?

5. What's the first blog you ever read religiously?

October 8, 2014

Things I'd do differently...

I watched About Time last weekend (and the answer is yes: I did lose my shit at the end and questioned why I set myself up for all of those tears, I knew it was a sad movie!) and it got me thinking about times I wish I could go back and change. Different moves that I would make. Not always huge, life-changing ones, sometimes just a matter of speaking up when I didn't.

Actions, or sometimes inactions, that have changed the course of my life, in a way. Or, maybe not at all. I guess I'll never really know. But here's a short list (because the full list is too long) (maybe this can be a part one, of many) of things that make me wish I could close my eyes, clinch my fists, and travel back in time. Things that my future self wants to smack my past self for doing...or, you know, not doing.

1. When you go to a college open house, and learn that the major you think you wanted to study, really wasn't what you thought it was - ask questions. Find out how to pursue what interests you, and chase that. Don't fall back on something that you know will make your parents happy, because it will never make you happy.

2. When someone isn't your "cup of tea" -- tell them. They have a right to know. It won't be easy, and it sure as hell won't make you feel good, but it's the right thing to do. And know that the longer you wait to speak up, the harder it gets. And also know that saying it now doesn't count for much.

3. When a guy sends you a text message that obviously should have been sent to another girl, call him out on it. You like to play the part of the cool, detached girl, but you're only hurting yourself when you do. Don't let him off the hook so easily. In fact, turn around, drive back to his house, and ask him to explain himself, to your face. And once you've heard him out, turn on your heels and run. He's not good for you.

4. Don't let other people make you feel bad about your choices. You shouldn't have to explain yourself over and over to someone, especially a friend. Apologize when you should, forgive when it's right, but remember that some people are best kept at a safe distance.

5. Stop dying your hair brown. You're suppose to be blonde. Accept it and move on.

What's something that you would do differently if you could?