30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 11

blog challenge day 11

I’m big into TV, like I could talk about almost any TV show and I love to do that. Like I feel about TV how film buffs feel about movies. I love sitcoms and dramas and crime shows, so it’s really hard for me to pick a favorite.

Currently I’m really enjoying “House” however, it gets really gross so I wouldn’t say it’s even close to being my favorite.

I love “Parks and Rec” and I had to stop watching this season because I know that it was ending and that really upset me so I need to finish, but I just don’t want to. That’s definitely one of my favorite shows. Leslie Knope- although a little out there- really inspires me to be a better person and embrace who I am as a female. She’s a great role model for any girl just because she is powerful.

I also really like “Grey’s Anatomy” like it’s perfect except when they kill all of the good characters. It’s not okay to kill everyone I actually like. While this show is very dramatic Meredith can be a bit of a cry baby but I still love her. Christina is the best character and I aspire to be here minus being a surgeon and minus her choice to be sexually promiscuous- there’s nothing wrong with being that way, it’s just not how I want to be.

You can’t go wrong with “The Office” either. While the jokes can be offensive and crude, I usually can’t stop laughing. I would say to enjoy it you have to have that drier sense of humor though otherwise it’s not going to be enjoyable.

I guess the last one I’ll throw in here is “Boy Meets World” they have such interesting life lessons in every episode with laughs and love. I honestly want to find my Cory. Although he wasn’t always the best boyfriend he always loved Topanga and I think that’s just really beautiful.

What are some of your favorite shows?

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TV Shows that Teach

I’m a terrible binge watcher, it’s awful. I will sit and watch hours of a particular show instead of doing something I’m supposed to do. Currently I’m rewatching “The Office” and it’s makin me think about TV shows that teach us things.

  1. Modern Family: “Modern Family” teaches how love is unconditional, it literally shows every type of love possible and how perfect that can be. It shows imperfections in family, yet how those little things are what makes family great.
  2. The Office: “The Office” is an example of the types of people you will come across with in your life. I also think the relationships amongst the characters display a variety of relationships that someone can encounter, but everyone looks for a love like Jim and Pam’s.
  3. Parks and Rec: Can you say women empowerment? If you want to look up to someone look up to Leslie Knope. A little quirky, but hilarious and smart. She quickly takes over the town of Pawnee and I think she has the power to take over the world.
  4. New Girl: I mean who doesn’t want to live with three attractive guys? Not me actually. I think this show displays struggles not only through relationship, but in each characters’ personality as well. I haven’t watched it in a while, but I remember thinking “wow I learned something”.
  5. Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy: Each character has their own story line, their own background, their own problems. Their stories interconnect and solve the problems of one another, they’re there for each other and help each other out.

What’s your favorite show that has taught you a lesson? I think Degrassi could maybe even be popped up on my list. Maybe I’ll pick this up again another time.

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My Life in 20 Questions!

Okay, it’s been decided, every other week will be Tag Tuesdays. Some Tuesdays will be no posts and other ones will just be random posts or serious posts, or whatever, and Tag Tuesdays might even go down to once a month just because it’s hard finding ones I like. Anywho, onto the questions. Also first a question, is anywho a word? Sometimes spellcheck underlines it and other times it doesn’t so is it a word? Because I really like it.

1.  What is your favorite color? I hate this question, I don’t believe in favorite colors and I refuse to answer it.

2.  What is your favorite number? 5. I like odd numbers only please.

3.  What is your dream career? To be honest, this would be an awesome career to just blog and travel blog about it, but also help people. I really want to work for an NGO and teach English to women in Africa, as well as subjects like math and other basics so that they can teach the kids so that they don’t become dependent upon foreigners teaching everyone.

4.  Where do you see yourself living when you’re on your own?  I hope either on the west coast like Seattle, or somewhere in California, or in London or Dublin, two of my favorite cities in the world.

5.  Where is your favorite place to travel? I love London and Dublin, but when I travel I like to go to new places and new cities. I really want to go to Charleston, South Carolina.

6.  What do you do in your free time? Free time? Thats a thing? No when I have that I like to crochet, read, watch Netflix, okay so I guess free time is a regular day for me… Awkward.

7.  Favorite clothing stores? Forever 21, when they have good clothes, I feel like they’re hit or miss a lot of the time. I also love American Eagle, but I’m also poor so that doesn’t happen a lot. Finally Target, I love it so much also because they have more than just clothes.

8.  Dream car? No car…? I have a love/hate relationship with driving, I don’t really like it but I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t drive. So I’d rather just live in a city where I can get everywhere by walking or public transportation like subways and stuff. 

9.  What TV shows can’t you live without? Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, and whatever my addiction of the week is.

10.  Three people you need in your life. Well I can’t just pick three so I’m going to do three groups. My parents, they are always there for me, like I am always amazed at how supportive they are of me no matter what, and I know I can go to them with any problem but also things I’m proud of and they’ll be proud too.  My best friends, Katie, Lindsay, and Hannah, I honestly don’t know what I would do without these three ladies, no matter how bad of a day I’m having and I need to rant they’re there to listen and make me laugh. I couldn’t ask for a better support system. Finally, but not least important, I need God. I mean He’s always listening, so I guess He probably hears the things in my head that no one should hear, but He does protect me and answers my prayers, whether I like the answers or not.

11.  I can’t sleep without my old, ratty, “chew” bunny, or an extra pillow, I always need something to hold in my arms while I fall asleep.

12.  If you were given a million dollars all for yourself what would you do with it?  I know it says all for myself but the first thing I would do is pay off my parents house, pay for my college, and then my sisters, and then with whatevers left I would travel for a summer. Hopefully there’s no taxes on this million dollars.

13.  I have a celebrity crush on… Zac Efron, first and foremost who doesn’t? Then if you consider YouTubers celebrities, which some people do and some people don’t, Joe Sugg, but I feel like I know him so it’s almost like a real crush, which is creepy. Very very creepy.

14.  What is your favorite treat to eat? Chocolate. I love it so much. I could marry it.

15.  My favorite animals are… Giraffes. They are so majestic and beautiful and I love them so much.

16.  What is your favorite season? Fall because I don’t like the heat and all the bees finally start to go away.

17.  My favorite childhood shows were… Lizzie McGuire, That So Raven, Even Stevens, I guess you get the gist, Disney Channel shows basically.

18.  Why did you start blogging? Well when I entered college my plan was to be a communications major with a concentration in journalism and I thought it would be a good start, but now I don’t want to do that I still love blogging though and I don’t plan on ever stopping.

19.  What do you hold close to your heart? My grandmom, she died two years ago this month and I will always keep her close to my heart. She was an amazing woman when she was alive, and that will always stay with me and when I make big decisions I try to think of advice she would give me because she was always so wise.

20.  What is one music artist that you are in love with? Well I’m going to assume this questions means with their music and that would be Taylor Swift, and that used to be a super cliche white girl thing and I don’t think it is anymore because now the super cliche white girl thing to do is make fun of her, but that’s not cool.

Anyway so this is actually basically my life but that was the point of the tag, so I guess it worked. 

XOXO

Mary

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January 6: Dustin Hoffman in 1973

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January 7: Who was Harald Bluetooth, the 10th-century figure for whom the Bluetooth wireless transferring technology is named?

 

Don’t forget to comment with your guesses!

The Best Friend Tag.

Hopefully she doesn’t kill me… One of my best friends, Lindsay, also has a blog on here that I would like to once again promote because she is one funny kid, and that is http://musingsoflindsay.wordpress.com/.  We were on Google Chat the other day and she said something about doing the best friend tag, so I’m going to tag her in this, and I’m going to give my answers and then on her blog she (hopefully) gives  you her answers. We should probably do this together, but I’m surprising her because who doesn’t like surprises? Oh wait- she doesn’t really. Sorry!

1. How and when did you meet?  Well this is actually a really funny story, Lindsay was on the same trip as me when I went to Europe. We didn’t really become friends until later on but the first time I remember meeting her was on the plane to Ireland from London. Apparently she had not slept well on the first plane so she fell asleep before we even took off, but before that happened she took her head phones out of her bad and the were covered in cheese (I think) and I just remember being like “This girl is so weird.”  I either must’ve said something or she noticed the disgust on my face (I don’t know why I was so appalled,) and she explained to me that exploded due to the air pressure on the first plane. So that was my first impression of this kid I now proudly call my best friend.
2. What’s your favorite memory together? This is actually a really hard question to answer so I’m going to do two. The first was when we were in Belgium, Lindsay thought it would be really funny to keep photo bombing my pictures (I’ll put one or two at the end) but I didn’t even and get annoyed (which I would at most people) and that’s when I knew our friendship was real.  My second one is probably  over the summer on one of our Hershey trips our other two friends Katie and Jade were being weird so for once in our life we took a decent selfie, and that was just really nice of Lindsay-which is always a surprise.  But seriously all of my memories with her are fantastic and I miss her a lot. Well that just took an emotional turn. Sorry.
3. Describe each other in one word.  Lindsay is awkward.
4. What’s her dream job? I think it’s still an actuary (that’s a really good math job) but she also wants to go on tour with bands or do something with bands I think.
5. What’s her favorite makeup brand? I have no clue.
6. What is something that annoys you about the other person?  The problem with me is when someone annoys me I learn to ignore it so I don’t actually know what annoys me about her because if something does I already ignore it, but I don’t think there really is anything either.
7. If you could go anywhere in the world together, where would it be and why? Our group of friends just wants to travel everywhere together. If I had to pick one place I’d probably pick London though because it’s so pretty and we already have really good memories together there and it would be nice to make some more and have some with Jade too.
8. Favorite inside joke? 4/4. I’m not really sure, we have a lot. 4/4 isn’t really a joke, it’s just something we say.
9. Who takes longer to get ready in the morning? Umm I’m not actually sure, it depends on if I decide to do my hair- if I do then me, if not then we’re probably about equal.  We’re both always ready way before Katie that’s for sure.

Okay so I’m assuming the next few are about her, we’re probably supposed to do this together and that’s why I shouldn’t have made this a surprise. So when you read this Lindsay, correct me if I’m wrong.

10. Favorite season? Fall? Although it should be summer when we get to hang out (just saying).
11. Favorite song? I have no idea, I would guess either a 5sos song or One Direction but that would be wrong
12. Heels or flats? Considering I have never seen her wear heals I’m going to guess flats.
13. Pants or dresses? She usually wears pants… But she also just bought a dress she can’t wait to wear so maybe I’m wrong.
14. Favorite animal? Giraffe.
15. If her house was burning down, and her entire family was sure to be okay, what would she save and why? I think she would save her phone and her dogs. Well just the one dog probably, she might let Lacy go.
16. Comedy, horror, or chick-flick? Comedy.
17. Blackberry or iPhone? iPhone.
18. Favorite movie? I don’t know we’re more of a TV watching group I think.
19. What is something weird that she eats? Her freaking rice cakes with some sort of spread on top.
20. Do you guys have anything matching? We have this “I heart British boys” tank that our friend Katie also has I believe.
21. What’s her favorite TV show? Parks and Rec, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and The Office, just to name a few.

Well I hope you guys check out her blog too, she’s funny and her blog is really positive (for the most part) and she’s awesome! Thanks for reading about my best friend.

XOXO

Mary

Love, Boys, and Other Gross Things

So if you guys haven’t read my other posts you may or may not know about my unfortunate luck with boys.

This past year I was perfectly fine single, pining after a cute boy a year younger than me, all of this rapidly changed when me and a guy that I have known for seven years and I started hanging out just the two of us. We went out ever weekend and he would always pay. Not only did he come over when I was sick (like throwing up) but we went out to dinner with his family and hung out with his sister and did puzzles. To me it was the perfect kind of relationship, for once in my life I had felt true happiness. Prom came around and I asked him to go with me, he said yes and wrote it out on my back yard in candles. I was truly surprised, and with his enthusiasm towards my prom I assumed he wasn’t going to his- we went to two different schools. One weekend we hadn’t made any plans and I asked him to hang out- he said that he was staying with a friend while his family was away for the weekend, so I decided to just hang out with friends and thought maybe we would do something Sunday, but I was going to see him later that week so it didn’t really matter. He didn’t have a phone so he couldn’t text, so we Facebook messaged. I checked to see if I had anything from him but to my surprise I had seen that he had gone to his prom with another girl. Needless to say I was heartbroken. We were never dating, but in the five months that we had spent countless hours with each other, calling at least once a week, typing paragraphs to each other, watching movies, and playing games, to me he had thrown it away.

After this I not only lost a guy that I truly cared for, but I had fallen for head over heels. In this time though he had become “my person” (Grey’s Anatomy reference). If anything major happened he was the first person I wanted to tell. When I made my decision on where I was going for college, he was the first person I told besides my family. On a bad day a smile face message from him, or a quick phone call would make it better. I thought he was the only person I could count on, the only person I wanted to dress up for, or look nice for. He was the only person that made me really happy. But just like everything good in my life he is gone and he left me here, shattered.

The point to this is that boys come and then they leave. You can’t count on them to always be there like I did. I don’t know if I was in love with him, I might’ve been. To be honest it’s hard to move on from someone who impacted me so much and I’m not fully recovered yet even though it’s been five months.  My advice is to be careful and never take your person for granted because they may just turn on you.

Finally the reason I decided to post this tonight was because I missed him. I wish he was here with me sometimes but other times I wish that I never have to see him again. I also wanted to share my story and let anyone out there who’s going through the same thing or has gone through it to not feel so alone. Leave a comment below with your story because I’d love to hear them :) Now since I’m single I have moved on to loving my lovely readers. Thanks so much guys! I love you all! If you leave a comment with the name of your blog, I will be more than happy to follow you back!

XOXO

Mary

Also if you send me a tweet @mrmilligan13 I’ll follow you back on there :)

50+ Facts About Me

So for those of you who don’t know (which I’m assuming is all of you) I would like to confess that I am YouTube obsessed and not only that but I owe a lot to these YouTubers. I don’t have a dramatic story like I was suicidal or depressed when I started watching these people who made me smile no matter how I was feeling, but I do have a lot of anxiety and they did always help ease that. Anyway I’ll give you some of my favorites at the end so you guys can look them up, but some of them do tags so their viewers can get to know them better so I thought I would do the same sort of thing just fifty some odd facts about myself so I hope you enjoy and laugh at my little quirks!

  1. I still sleep with my stuffed rabbit that has a rattle in it from when I was a baby. Its name is Chew Bunny because I used to suck on its ears when I was sad so it’s really mangy and gross. (If this post gets 5 likes I’ll post a picture in the comments!!)
  2. Junior and Senior year of high school I carried a briefcase instead of a backpack to class.
  3. When I was about 9 or 10 I fell of my scooter to save a frog and a chunk of my skin came out of my elbow so I have a scar because my mom didn’t know I needed stiches. There was too much blood to be able to tell.
  4. I love to crochet, but I have never actually made anything for myself.
  5. I met my best friends on a People to People trip, I haven’t even known them for two years but it feels like I’ve known them forever. We do absolutely everything together.
  6. When I was checking my email today Caspar Lee (my favorite YouTuber replied to my comment) and I sobbed for ten minutes because I was fangirling.
  7. I can’t sleep if it’s silent.
  8. My newest obsession is Grey’s Anatomy.
  9. It looks like I take a lot of pictures but I take a lot in one day so it looks like I do but I really don’t.
  10. I hate sleeping I think it’s a waste of time.
  11. I have a lot of nice clothes but I’d rather wear t-shirts all the time.
  12. I have the most random collection of music ever because I have not deleted anything since the fifth grade and only added.
  13. My inspiration for starting a blog came from a YouTube video and I guess that’s kind of why I started a vlog too but I believe that I’m much better at writing than I am at talking.
  14. During my senior year of high school I was President of Quiz Bowl (as well as MVP), President of Science Olympiad, Vice President of Model UN, Treasurer of my class, and I was also in a leadership club and National Honors Society.
  15. I have two little sisters, a dog, and I had a turtle up until about a week before I left for college when it died.
  16. I’m a coffee addict.
  17. I work at Starbucks and Burger King.
  18. I love to read but I haven’t read a really good book in a very long time. (Any suggestions?!?)
  19. I’ve been to Canada (three times), Ireland (twice), England, Wales, France, Netherlands, and Belgium. (I really like traveling.)
  20. My favorite places include Seattle and London because of their gloominess, I don’t like the sun.
  21. I love rain, it’s so inspiring.
  22. I’d much rather be cold than hot.
  23. People think I’m a hipster because I wear “hipster” glasses but they’re real and they were not my first choice, but my first choice were way too big and the optometrist said I couldn’t get them.
  24. If I’m around someone too long I pick up their mannerisms and it drives me insane because I don’t feel like an individual anymore.
  25. When I graduate I’m going to join an NGO and help people because that’s my dream. I don’t really care if I won’t make any money.
  26. I don’t really want to get married or have kids, it’s never been a goal of mine.
  27. The biggest thing I miss about my hometown is the stars. I don’t know if you just can’t see them here or if I’m never out late enough, but I miss the clear skies at home.
  28. I have not worn matching socks since the first grade.
  29. If I am home alone I will not wear pants, and I will not wear them to bed.
  30. I love Netflix, I like to watch the super weird movies.
  31. I love converse but my mom said that they were too worn to bring to college so I think that’s an excuse to buy another pair.
  32. I am very good at reading people, I can tell if I’ll be able to be friends with someone just by looking at them. I am a very good judge of character and I am never surprised by someone’s personality. Sometimes I fall for their tricks, but my first opinion of them is always right.
  33. I hate texting unless it’s with my best friends, if someone wants to have a conversation they should call me.
  34. I can’t be with most people for more than a day without getting annoyed.
  35. I am very introverted and I don’t like to go out.
  36. People in high school called me “Mother Mary” and “Mamma Mary” because I liked to take care of everyone.
  37. I was commencement speaker at my high school graduation.
  38. I am extremely honest and I don’t like to sugar coat anything.
  39. I don’t like keeping secrets about me or anyone else for that matter. If you want to know something about me all you have to do is ask and I won’t have a problem telling you. I am an open book.
  40. This is the first time in years that I do not have a crush on anyone, I do however still have feelings for a guy that played me. I do not like him, but yes I still have feelings for him.
  41. I had my first boyfriend in ninth grade and we “dated” for over a year.
  42. The only sport I genuinely like watching is baseball, I did go to my best friends volleyball games occasionally to be supportive.
  43. I am an awful speller and spell check is my best friend.
  44. I am horribly impatient.
  45. I love cardigans and they are my favorite winter wear.
  46. Sports bras are my favorite because I don’t like how big my boobs are.
  47. If I don’t like someone they usually can tell, I’m not going to try and hide it.
  48. If a boy gave me flowers I’d be pissed. They’re just going to die. It is not romantic. Buy me chocolate and I will love you forever.
  49. I have a vat of useless knowledge.
  50. I know a lot about animal sex habits for some reason. (Like I don’t actually know why.)
  51. I seriously appreciate every single one of you who reads my blog. I hope I entertain you in some way.

Thanks so much for reading guys, if I can I’m gonna try and do daily uploads. Let’s hope I can do it. I love writing to you guys I feel like I’m putting a smile on at least one person’s face. If you guys have any questions about my facts or you want to let me know anything about you go for it in the comments! I would love to read about what you guys have to say and know more about you!

As promise here are some of my favorite YouTubers: Zoella, PointlessblogTV, MarcusButtlerTV, dicasp (Caspar Lee), ThatcherJoe, and so many more. These guys have literally changed my life and there’s really no other way to put that. It’s probably super lame and cliché but they really have and if they ever see this I hope  they know the differences they have made in my life.

Thanks again guys you mean the world to me, I love you all so much.

XOXO

Mary