Late Night Blogging with Mary: Part 29

Once upon a time, I started this blog because I was going to college and I wanted to document the most mundane of adventures. Did I ever really do that? Not really. It has been three and a half years of rants, thought vomit, out of this world adventures, and sometimes just straight non-sense.

Yesterday, I hit 500 followers. I didn’t cry or shout like I thought I would (well I was at work) but I did get teary eyed. a little shaken and quite frankly a little overwhelmed. That’s a lot of people my friends.

Anyway, so thank you for that. It’s very moving.

Speaking of moving, I have been watching “Girl Boss” which is slightly inspiring. Like Sophia is a one-of-a-kind type of gal who doesn’t always do what’s best and not always what I would do. However, she is quite the go-getter, which is admirable. The show starts off with Sophia (the main character) going on about how being an adult sucks; which is a sentiment I am starting to sympathize with.

While applying for many, many jobs I have found it to be barely bearable. I’m honestly so over it. It’s so boring and excruciatingly painstaking. However, I shall press on and find a job that will do until I have a million children and can start up my mommy blog.

So here’s just a short little LNBM for now. Still working on the re-brand. I’d say by June it’ll be full swing.



Today is Tuesday. That’s a fact. It’s also March 1, spring is in the air, however, I’m exhausted.


Exhaustion seems to be a common theme for me this semester, especially Tuesdays. For me, Tuesday is the halfway through the week, but by far the longest day of the week. I have three classes, like I do every day. I just find it so long.

I’m most productive on Tuesdays. I do my homework, I get stuff done, but for some reason, they’re still very daunting to me. I dread them every week. Ironically, up until this semester I’ve always had an unusual fondness for Tuesdays, and I still sort of do, good things have always happened to me on Tuesdays so I like them the best.

Tuesdays and I right now are just not getting along.  They have too much work, too much to do, and sometimes too much ambition. Tuesdays are the days that I bite off more than I can chew, more than I can handle for the upcoming week. Tuesdays are the “if I just have one more cup of coffee I can do it” days.

Once upon a time, Tuesdays were great, and the reason they were great is that they didn’t hold the surprises that I think Mondays tend to contain, but they are starting to sink to levels of Mondays.

I’m starting to think Thursday is the new Tuesday.

How is your Tuesday?


Late Night Blogging with Mary: Part 22

late night blogging with mary

Oh I know I just did one of these but I have a lot to say. Kind of.

Bloggers block has become my chronic condition. I have a severe lack of ideas recently. I just don’t know what to say but at the same time, I feel like I have a lot to say. I just don’t know. I’m stuck.

Today I participated in my first blogger chat on twitter and it was very inspiring. Tomorrow I’m going to clean my room and get my life together as tonight’s #theStumbleisReal chat was about  organization. Now I want to be organized. Like this is definitely something that I’m going to do because talking to like-minded people is something that really inspires me.

I want to be inspired to be a better blogger. I just wish I had ideas. Like I have my little calendar of ideas but by the time it gets to that date, I just don’t want to do it. Hopefully this week, I can plan some stuff out because I don’t have much due, but I’m just at a loss for ideas. Is there anything anyone wants to read?

I want to be a better blogger but I don’t want to be a different blogger and I think that’s where a lot of my struggles lie. I was a daily blogger and I think a lot of my identity as a blogger still goes back to that and the fact that I’m not anymore is still a struggle for me a lot of the time.  Like I don’t want to go back to that, because it’s hard. Like I give huge kudos to daily bloggers who produce actual content. I might try a month or so soon just to force myself to get in the habit of it again.

I’m having a blogger existential crisis. Help. Tips, please!


Late Night Blogging with Mary: Part 9

I bought a backpack today which was productive if you ask me. I also got my haircut and went to the beach. So I guess you could it was pretty productive. I’m getting very antsy sitting around and waiting for the next three weeks to pass. Today is like everyone is snapchatting pictures (you can add me on snapchat: mrmilligan13) of their packed up stuff or packing in general and I still have three weeks. However, I should get cracking on my packing because I guess three weeks really isn’t that far, it just feels very far.

I’ve been trying to DIY t-shirts for a few days now and I’m very frustrated with the process. I just do this thing where envision something and it’s just not turning out quite the way I’m envisioning it. However, once I get it right there will hopefully be a blog post on it. It was the much needed crafting session I needed though.

So I went to the beach and I went to outlets and that was all good. I actually managed to find things that I was looking for. I always seem to have the problem when you can never find something when you’re looking for it. So, I would highly recommend the Gap Factory Outlet because I got a sweater for like $13 and it was this season, just 70% off for some reason. I also got a shirt for $2 and I liked a lot more stuff, I’m just trying not to spend a lot of money since I am going away.

I finally found a decent sized backpack. Well okay, I’ve known which one I’ve wanted for a while but I just bought it so that’s good. I’m getting more and more ready to go.

Let me just rant for a minute about Josh Duggar. I’m not going to lie I used to watch 19 Kids and Counting because I love being nosey and seeing people’s lives. However, I was disgusted when I found out that the eldest son had molested five people, including some of his sisters I was very disturbed, even though it happened when he was a teenager, you still have to know it’s wrong. Also, I think the way it was handled was probably wrong as well. However, I was even more disgusted by people defending him. What happens when you defend a sex offender is that you put the victims in this shadow of that their emotional trauma and everything they had to deal with is essentially not important, which is ridiculous if you ask me. Do not defend a sex offender, even if it happened when he was teenager. I am even more outraged that no one is defending him now. More people defended him where people were not engaging in consensual relations. More people defended him when he molested his sisters and other girls. Yet where are these people when he’s cheating on his wife? Watching porn? I don’t understand how you can defend someone who physically harmed someone then say nothing, maybe even be against him when he engaged in something consensual. Yes, he cheated on his wife, yes he watched porn, and yes both of those are sins, but why is the sin of molesting people being overlooked because he asked for forgiveness and apologized? He apologized this time too, are people just not accepting it? I just don’t understand. It is very upsetting to me. I just had to share. What do you think? Am I ridiculous. I mean, I don’t think he should be defended at all but I can’t get over what people defended him for and that they all now have nothing to say.

Okay sorry about that little rant there. I just am very frustrated. I don’t understand why he was ever defended in the first place, it’s very upsetting to me. I probably just should’ve done a whole blog post about that, but whatevsss.

Rant away in the comments!


Late Night Blogging with Mary: Part 8

It’s one of those days where you look at the clock and suddenly it’s 10 pm and you’re just kind of wondering where the time went. I mean I guess I spent most of my day at work, which throws me off a little bit because usually I’m only there for a few hours.

Anyway, I thought maybe I would just produce some updates. Tomorrow I will be celebrating my 21st birthday and going away with my family and friends so that’ll be nice even though both my birthday and going away are about a month away.

I’ve been watching a lot of videos of people with Irish accents so I feel like I’m not struggling to understand them when I get there, is that weird? I’ve also been watching a lot of packing videos, everyone packs the same. Everyone’s like ” Oh here’s a tip you’ve never heard” and I’ve literally heard it in every single video. I’m beginning to think they’ve all read the same packing articles that I have!

It’s so weird right now. Everyone is packing and getting ready to go back to school but I still have another month. Like exactly a month from now I will be in Ireland. I just feel almost like I’m not going to school because everyone is leaving, like even my school friends are leaving so it just feels so weird. I think it’s going to seem even weirder when I go to school to see everyone before I leave because it’s like I’m at my school but it’s not going to be my school for the semester. It’s just a hard concept for my mind to grasp for some reason.

It’s also weird that in little over a month I’ll be turning 21. It’s not going to be a huge deal since drinking is already legal in Ireland, but it does seem weird. I think I’ve said it every year since I’ve turned 18, but it’s like you’re turning to be a real adult, there’s no more age limits on anything. I can go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Not that I want to, I just can. Do you know what I mean? It’s just weird to me. However, I am not having quite the quarter life crisis that I had when I turned 20, thank goodness.

Also I’m very tired. It’s only 11 but I feel like I go just go straight to sleep right now. I’ve done that the past few nights but then I’ll get up at like 8:30 which is kind of ridiculous if you ask me. Is this the evolution to becoming a real adult? I hope not. I think it’s like one of those things you do once so your body adapts. I mean during school I wake up at 8:30 everyday so I guess it’s not too weird. I just feel like it’s summer so I feel like I should sleep in more.

What has everyone been up to??? Work? School? Life??


Questions You Should Ask Everyone



I’m the kind of person who loves to ask questions about anything and everything. This good, like for example I know a lot of weird stuff, however, it makes it harder to watch movies with me, ask my friends. I do think asking questions is the best way to get to know someone too, so here’s a list of questions you should ask everyone you meet (okay maybe not everyone).

  1. What’s your favorite book and why? This can be followed up with questions of themes, plots, character developments, and symbolism. If the answer to this is “I don’t read” I’m at a loss for what to say next.
  2. What’s your favorite movie and why? This can have the same follow up questions as above.
  3. What is your opinion on favorite colors? Now this is a very important question because I’m very curious about people’s opinions on favorite colors, not so much their actual favorite color. I mean you can ask to be polite too.
  4. If you had the power to change the world, what would you change? Obviously this shows someone’s character.
  5. What are your hobbies? You can just find out more about the people you meet and get to know. See if you have anything in common, take some chances.
  6. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Now maybe this is just a me question because of my love of travel, but I think you learn a lot about someone based on their travel tastes and likes.
  7. What’s the best show on Netflix? Keep asking until they say something you haven’t seen so you can add some to your watchlist- you’re welcome.
  8. Where are you from? My mind works in a very geographical way for some reason so I always try and figure out where people are from in comparison from where I am or other people are, see if I know someone from the same town. It also probably goes back to my love of travel as well.
  9. If you could be in whatever reality TV show, what show would you choose? Just a fun one, personally I would choose like one that I made up. I also wouldn’t be in it, I would just produce it. Or maybe I would be on the Bachelor but I would just be one of the people who get off right at the beginning on the first episode but I would make friends with the girl who becomes the bachelorette, so she could pick one of the leftovers for me. See, I have a whole plot for that.
  10. What is your opinion on icebreakers? I ask this because have you ever met a person who liked icebreakers? Nope, at least not that gets excited about the awkwardness of them when they’re brought up.

Feel free to answer these questions in the comments! Also add your own go-to questions you ask people you meet!


Late Night Blogging with Mary: Part 3

After several Google Chrome crashes from other little title pictures I was going to make and a 45 minute phone conversation, I figured let’s just do another one of these. I feel like I don’t know what to say other than that. I’m again at a loss for words.

All I want to do is drink coffee and travel. Like but I also don’t want to move. I wish there was teleportation. And unlimited money. I wish money wasn’t an issue. Like if it wasn’t a thing, life would be really cool. Minus the whole lack of any system guiding the world.

There are like a lot of interesting facts in the world in case you weren’t aware. I spend a lot of time reading random articles about things that don’t apply to me. But reading really is the best way to learn about things you don’t understand. That and documentaries. So keep that in mind.

Fact. I went to delete this post like twenty times but I feel like a failure already because I hardly post three times a week and that’s supposed to be the minimum for the week so it’s tough.

Okay so serious conversation: do the articles on elite daily offend anyone else? I’m a very avid BuzzFeed reader so I thought it was another one of those. However, this seems more like do this, do that, don’t do this, don’t do that, what’ you’re doing wrong, what you’re doing right, etc. I just feel like it’s a lot more targeted to people who need validation. I’m not saying anything wrongs with the site, it’s just my first impression of it. Whenever people post articles on Facebook I usually like them but then today I visited the site, and while there are a few things that I like there’s a lot more that I really didn’t like. I’m not sure, I bet that’s a very unpopular opinion. I’ll probably stick to BuzzFeed. What are your go-to article sites?

Also I feel like I have an issue with the show Big Brother right now but I don’t know why or what it is, something about it is just annoying me. Does anyone else watch that?

Finally, I can’t stop thinking about giraffes. I’m just so in love with all of the pictures I took and I can’t wait to edit the rest and put them up on my flickr.


30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 8

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Hi I promise I’m not trying to neglect comments but I have this really big assignment due tonight that I just figured out so I need to put the finishing details on so I’ll be replying to all of them tomorrow once I feel like I can breathe again. The only reason I’m doing this very quickly is so I’m not a failure. I honestly don’t know how I would’ve squeezed all of this in this week if it wasn’t for the schedule feature. So without further ado (and really so I can get back to work) here are 15 facts your probably don’t know about me.

  1. I don’t know how to tie my shoes the proper way. I tried to learn multiple times but I only know how to do the two bunny ears and cross them not the whole fancy loop around thing. I feel bad if I ever have children because they’ll never learn either.
  2. I’m not a risk taker even if I pretend to be. I like to pretend and tell myself that I would take a risk but I can’t. I’m a planner and I just can’t take risks. It’s really annoying. I wish I could but I play everything safe.
  3. I can’t open web pages in new windows- only new tabs. Even if I need the page open I have to close the new window to make it a new tab instead. Only in extreme circumstances will I use a new window rather than redo the whole situation.
  4. I don’t like when things are sticky. I think that’s part of my problem with kids, they always have sticky hands and it’s gross.
  5. I fell on the ice two nights ago and my arm is swollen. I blame facilities here for not salting the parking lots and ploughing my car in.
  6. I’m a germaphobe and probably a little bit of a hypochondriac. I really don’t mind having colds, like I don’t really consider that sick for me. I mean, obviously I prefer to be healthy but I would much rather have a cold or strep than the stomach virus. When anyone I know gets the stomach virus or I hear about anyone having it I take lots of Vitamin C and wash my hand way too often.
  7. I’m absolutely terrified of falling in love with anyone. I get scared that people I love, like my friends won’t want to be friends anymore, I can’t imagine how scary it would be to fall in love.
  8. I’m terrified of movies with talking animals. I don’t know where this came from- my guess is Finding Nemo, but I really don’t know.
  9. The concept of home is really weird to me because I say I’m going home when I go to my parent’s house but also when I’m going to school. I guess home is a relative concept.
  10. I love how cities look at night in pictures. They just look majestic.
  11. I’ve gotten up at a reasonable time all week. Yes, it’s only Wednesday but I have been up before 9 everyday since Monday. It’s an accomplishment.
  12. It’s February, I hate winter, and I cannot wait until I can sit out by the fire on summer nights. I highly doubt that I will ever do that but I like the thought that I can.
  13. I love quotes but I can never remember them when they’re needed.
  14. I love giving and advice and if I ever had the opportunity to be a motivational speaker, I would do it in a heartbeat. However, usually motivational speakers experience something traumatic and I don’t want to experience anything traumatic. I love to talk to people about their problems but I would never want to be a psychologist or psychiatrist.
  15. I value time more than anything. We have such a limited amount so I feel like I can’t waste any of ti.

Feel free to leave some facts about yourself in the comments! You know I love to read that stuff and I promise I will read it all tomorrow!


Just My Luck

I’m back at school! I didn’t blog yesterday because I was catching up with friends, and by friends I mean Eric came over and took the Pottermore sorting hat test. Today I’ve just been hanging out with Zoe and Eric and then I saw Alyssa, Chloe, Becca, Emily and Steven briefly. I currently have the back to school jitters and I’m just trying to stay relaxed and calm with my decaf coffee and some Private Practice on Netflix, only after I made sure my backpack was properly packed for my classes tomorrow. I have three maybe four emails to send tonight already so things are picking up rather quickly.

So onto the point of the blog post. I have the weirdest luck like things either really work out for me or they really don’t if that makes sense. Like I can’t really complain about it because sometimes it really works out so when it doesn’t I just have to laugh. I moved in yesterday, the weather just missed my area of Pennsylvania, where I get on the turnpike was the first one going west that was open, the road were dry, I made it back to school in great time. I unpacked my very full car all by myself and I didn’t drop a single thing even though I took the stairs with my arms full TWICE! This is a big deal give it to me please.

So everything is going great so after laying on the ground for a while not wanting to unpack I forced myself to so I wouldn’t feel bad about myself today when I still had a lot to do so I started unpacking. I hung up all of my clothes and put all of my t-shirts and pants away and the last thing I had to do was put my sweaters on the top shelf of my closet. Can you see where I’m going with this yet? So I’m standing on my chair putting up three or so up at a time, then leaping off instead of stepping off to save some time- you know time is very valuable in my book. So I’m putting up the sweaters- leap- sweaters – leap- sweaters- leap, bam I fell so slowly and painfully right off my chair and onto the floor. At first I thought I broke my leg, like it hurt so bad that I thought I was going to throw up, like a shocking amount of pain that I couldn’t cry/scream/make any noise at all. Maybe I should clarify that I’m fine. The next thing I noticed that my knee was about to bleed so I pulled off my leggings and stared at my already bruised and bleeding knee in disbelief that I just fell flat on my face. Then my second instinct was that I ripped my new legging- thank goodness I didn’t. I doctored up my knee (thankfully I was well equipped for my clumsiness) and I just stared at my leg for a little longer, I still can’t believe it. I just have the oddest luck. I seriously went from having the day run as smoothly as it could have gone until I fell out off the chair and hit the floor. I mean that didn’t dictate the rest of my day (with the exception that I hate bandaids because they irritate my skin so I took it off and when I woke up it was really pussy) it just so happens that’s how my life works. You can’t do anything other than laugh at the stuff like that. My arm and butt (which how did that happen?!?) are also bruise and my chin is sore but not bruised. I’m kind of lucky though too because another inch to my left I would have hit my head on a shelf unit and a few inches to my right my desk.

Anyway, embrace your luckiness and unluckiness in life.


More Random Questions

Here are some of those random questions that I steal from tumblr because I’m tired and out of ideas for today. I got really anxious and stressed today for no reason so I just kinda want to get his up and go to bed, hopefully tomorrow will be better. I’ve noticed the more I’m around places and things I hate the more anxious I get, in this instance I would say my place of employment and being told I can’t do anything is where it probably stems from.  I feel like I have a thousand things to do when really I have none. I’m just annoyed and ready to be back at school, which at this time last year I never would have said. This is the third question post in this group you can read the first two here and here.

Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t? Yes, I feel like I do this a lot.

Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone? It depends on what I need to talk about, but honestly I usually just deal with it myself.

Have you ever been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance? Nope *knocks on wood*.

What are you listening to right now? Whatever my mom is watching on TV.

What is wrong with you right now? I’m tired.

What is on your wrists right now? Nothing because my manager made me take off my bracelet so it’s still in my work pant’s pocket.

Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing? The school bookstore.

What do you like better: hot chocolate or hot apple cider? Hot chocolate. Anything besides apples that’s made with apples I do not like at all.

Do you make wishes at 11:11? Sometimes, but I feel like whenever I make a wish the opposite always happens.

Are you a good artist? No way. I can craft but I can’t do art. 

Love really is a beautiful thing huh? I suppose. I’m kind of cynical when it comes to love so I don’t know how I feel about it. 

Do you miss the way things were six months ago? No freaking way. 

Ever been on a golf cart? Yep, my grandparents and Poppop both used to have them. 

Do you have trust issues? Hahahahaha, yes. For some reason I feel like I end up friends with lots of liars and untrustworthy people which really develops the mindset that every person you interact with will be the same way. 

Ever stayed up all night on the phone, with who? Too many times, but only texting really. Surprisingly all of them were boys, but not all of them I had romantic interests in. Oh what I life I lead.

Do you own something from Hot Topic? Yeah, they’re one of the few stores that sell Harry Potter stuff. 

Do you use chap stick? Yes. Who doesn’t?

Have you ever slapped someone in the face? No I wish I had the guts sometimes but yelling is just as affective. 

Do you have a little sister? I have two

Have you ever been to New York? Yes. Several times. It’s a great city.