Planning My Next Adventure(s)

Let me just fast forward through February and March and into April so that I can get to my adventures. The first weekend in April I’m making the journey to  Boston to visit my friend Lindsay and I can’t wait. I got a really cheap overnight bus ticket so I’m looking forward to that. So I’ll be spending the weekend with her and doing stuff in Boston. She named a few places that we’re going to go to but I don’t really remember. I’m just excited because I love cities in the north, they’re so pretty, they could give cities on the west coast a run for their money- however, I’m still a fan of San Francisco and Seattle more so. It will totally be worth the long ride, hopefully it’s not too crowded and it won’t affect my anxiety, and most importantly, hopefully I can sleep. I also would like to do some vlogging on this trip so hopefully Lindsay won’t mind and I can get some good footage. I will sure to take a lot of pictures and do a proper blog post on traveling again because I have for sure been lacking on adventures and I hate that.

So what else is bringing you ask? Well I am going to New York for Model UN, and I’m a pretty excited for that as well. It is for a grade, and basically all work as well, but we do have one night off to go out, which I will love. I’m not super good friends with anyone that’s going which makes it a little bit more difficult, but I think I’ll have fun either way. I really want to Central Park and spend a good amount of time there, maybe work on some of my writing, I mean I do write stuff other than blogs. Or would that be too super cliche college hipster girl for me? I’m not a hipster you know. So hopefully I can get some cool city pictures too and stop stealing a lot of the ones I use off of Tumblr. Anyway, I can’t wait to finally share some adventures with you guys again! This is getting boring up in here! We need some change guys! So more of that to come in tomorrows update- beware it shall be a long one.

XOXO

Mary

People Watching

One of my favorite things to do is to people watch. My friends laugh at me because I have no problem whatsoever going to coffee shops, restaurants, movies, and basically anywhere else by myself. the reason I don’t mind however is that I simply love watching people in their natural habitat. I love making up stories for different people. I like to wonder what they are doing in that moment, if I’m at the mall, is a girl nervously trying to find a cute outfit for the boy she has been wanting to ask her out for three months now, or is the man in the jewelry store finally picking out that engagement ring after a seven year relationship and her constantly hinting at marriage. I like and try to figure out who’s on a first date and who is nearing their last.  I find it amazing that we could encounter up to thousands of people in a day and not know a single thing about the majority of them. In my head I want to know more about them without actually talking to them, because to be honest, their lives are probably boring and in my head I make them interesting.

I don’t really consider it eavesdropping if people are talking loud enough for most people to hear. I have heard some of the most interesting conversations you could ever believe, some appalling, some hilarious, it all depends on where you are and what time of day it is.  I have a theory that people talk about private matters in public because they like to be a spectacle, they want other people to pay attention to them, so I do. I mean if people didn’t want attention they wouldn’t do things like public proposals, or break ups for that matter. So a warning to all of you, if you ever happen to see me in public I may listen to your conversation, and if you’re talking loudly enough for me to hear it, I’m not going to feel bad about it at all.

I’ve come to the conclusion over the years now that my hobbies are indeed odd and most people don’t enjoy them but they’re interesting to hear about, well at least I think so. Anyway I hope you were a little interested in this a little bit, sorry about the rambling it’s late and I drove home today. I guess it’s technically tomorrow now, so another post in less than 24 hours hopefully.

XOXO

Mary

Also sorry no trivia today because, silly me, I left my calendar at school because I packed super lightly this trip home, so extra on Monday.

Why I Can’t Stand People

So basically I hate people. Well okay, hate is a strong word, I guess I strongly detest most people. Of course not you guys, I love internet people, mostly because I feel like the dislike most of the same things I do. So today I’m just going to give you a list of reason s of why I dislike people.

  1. I can’t stand people who lie. I have trust issues because of liars. Also if you leave a detail out, it’s lying by omission, so yes you’re still a liar.
  2. I think people in general are rude. As I am writing this the girls above me are running around, stomping or something, but that’s rude. I try to walk quietly so I don’t disrupt the loud boys below me.
  3. I can’t handle aggressive drivers. I don’t drive slowly so there is really no need to be on my tail, especially on the highway, just pass me!
  4. People try to be controlling, and I can’t stand it. Everyone is their own person and you need to get over yourself and accept it. Others are not going to change their lives so that they can fit into yours, that’s a compromise, and if it’s not understood then the relationship isn’t worth it.
  5. They’re judgemental, mind your own business. I don’t understand why people are always insert themselves into their other people’s lives, it’s not right.  How would you feel if everyone had their noses in your business? You wouldn’t like it, so don’t do it!

Okay so that’s all I’m going to write for today. Maybe I’ll continue this post on another day but I feel as if this is an overarching theme for my dislike of people. Why don’t you like people?

XOXO

Mary

Answer

February 5: Denmark

Question

February 6: What 1915 product gave the Sharp Corporation, Japan’s consumer electronics giant, its name?

Do you believe in soulmates?

So for this month I’m writing on topics that people either do or do not believe in, and this week’s topic is soul mates.

I’ve put a lot of thought into this question, it’s one of those things that if it wasn’t for the fact that my parents had such a strong relationship I would never even consider believing in them. I’ve come to the conclusion after a lot of thinking and processing on this topic that I believe in soulmates they’re just a rare find. If every person found their soulmate there wouldn’t be divorce or separations. I also think that it is really hard to find the right person because you have to find a lot of the wrong people first. Couples like my parents are really lucky. I also don’t think that every single person “gets” one. Some people are destined to either be single forever or just be in different relationships and never settle down. Or maybe the just never get the chance to meet theirs and I guess that’s kind of sad.

So to deepen the question: do I think that I have a soulmate? To be honest I don’t really know. I’m not sure if I’m the kind of person who can settle down with someone for my whole life. I’m also unsure of what I would do if I met someone who I believed to be my soulmate. Would I accept it? I’m not sure, would they accept me? I’m not sure.

I guess over all I have come to the conclusion that I believe in soulmates but I think it’s an exclusive type of thing. Maybe I’ll revisit this question in a few years, who knows maybe in a month I’ll be head over heals in love, probably not, but who knows. I shall leave you guys to tell me what I thought now whenever I change my mind. I don’t know if I’m making any sense right now, I’m irritated. Sorry guys.

XOXO

Mary

Answer

February 4:  Ted Williams

Question

February 5: What country was the first in the world to impose a tax on fatty foods?

I’m Craving Adventure

I live by this quote.
I live by this quote.

It has been seven months since I’ve had a good adventure, and that was a trip to the beach. I’m hungry for an adventure. To be honest, I’m not good at this whole doing school work thing. I don’t like it. I’m not a paperwork kind of person. Sure I like sitting around the house as much as the next girl, but I’m getting really tired of it. I started this blog with the idea that maybe soon I’d be posting weekend adventure to downtown, D.C, and Baltimore, but no one wants to do that sort of thing. I’m getting so tired of doing nothing all the time.

This just leads me to thinking about the future. What if I get a real job this summer? I can’t take time off to go away somewhere random for a week. I need the money and taking a week off is expensive. Also what it comes down to is where do I go? The beach with my friends or whatever my family is doing? There is no way I can afford to do both. Then I start thinking, well what about what I want to do? I could get a job in another state maybe, but then there’s the problem of housing, which is another expense and the money is better saved than spent. I go through all of these things in my head and what it comes down to is what is the best for me? I mean I’m to the point now where my parents can ask me to do one thing or another, or advise me, however they aren’t going to tell me what to do about things like vacations (at least I don’t think so). I even consider sometimes just going on an adventure alone because that sort of thing can be just as fun.

Then I think to the future that’s even further down the line, how in the world am I going to have a steady job if I can’t even go half of a year of school without an adventure? People don’t live life like that. I can’t spend my life in a nomadic fashion like I would like to.  I like to write stories about women that I want to be like, but they could never be more than a dream persona. A successful person doesn’t pick up odd jobs in random cities, well not enough to live off of, to be successful you have to have a steady job with a steady income. To someone like me this is super stressful and I don’t know what to do anymore. Am I going to live the rest of my life just lusting for an adventure? That’s what it’s starting to feel like. I want to be the type of person who gets on sites like kayak, and travelocity and find last minute travel deals and explore a new city on random weekend. I would love to be that person that goes on the megabus site and buys tickets for $2.50 months in advance to the point where I’m in a new city every weekend. Yet that’s no way to live a life, so I can’t really chase my dream because it’s impractical. It makes me sad to look forward in time and see that I might not be happy with the way I’m living it because I can’t live up to my dream.

And this is what I get for wanting one adventure. I can’t wait to go to Boston and New York in April, because that is exactly what need right about now. Who knows, maybe I’ll be on one sooner than that, the wander lust always seems to get the better of me.

If anyone has advice for someone like me, please let me know! It would mean the world to me if someone could give a little sliver of advice. Thanks for reading!

XOXO

Mary

Answer

February 3: The three primary colors and the achromatic colors.

Question

February 4: What baseball legend holds the record for the highest on-base percentage in major league history?

Snow Days are Better in College

Well by looking at the title I guess you could assume that I had another snow day today, so thank you to those of you who said a little prayer or did a little dance for me yesterday. So today I’m going to do a list on why snow days are way better than they were in elementary/middle/high schools.

  1. The school calls you. The only thing I have to do is roll over when I hear my phone and hear the message, no watching the TV for fifteen minutes waiting for your school to show up and then not being able to go back to sleep.
  2. Your parents are going to ask you every five minutes if you are going to go sledding or go outside when you actually just want to lay around and do nothing all day.
  3. You don’t have an “extra” day to do chores. Before now my parents would always find me something to clean, however now I never have to clean, but I do anyway.
  4. No makeup days. In high school you had to make up every day you missed so two hour delays were the hope, now we hope for days off because we don’t have to make them up and it’s not going to change finals week or anything like that.
  5. You have extra time to get ahead. You have a whole day to do catch up or get ahead on work to make the rest of the week easier.
  6. However if you aren’t into the whole getting ahead thing you have a day to do nothing, which is also really nice and relaxing.

Well that’s all I have. Go ahead and comment what you like to do on snow days so I can get some more ideas for the next one, which could be as soon as Wednesday (a girl can only hope!). Thanks for reading pals.

XOXO

Mary

Answer

February 2: Crust.

Question

February 3: What are the only colors Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian used in the spare geometric paintings created during his Neoplastic period?

My Adventure: The Coolest Movie Theater EVER!

So my friend Ashlee invited me to the movies today, she’s a commuter and lives a few towns over, but I decided that I could do something on a Saturday night. Now, let me tell you it was totally worth it. First of all we went to Friendly’s for dinner and it was delicious, so good job Friendly’s. Anyway, we then went to the movies to get our tickets and we still had an hour until it started so we went to Sheetz. Ashlee and her cousins seemed a little annoyed that the ticket was $12 and that’s how much it is at the one near school so I assumed it was normal. They proceeded to tell me that usually it’s only around $8, so why did we pay $12? Because since it was a new movie, “That Awkward Moment” they only show it in the VIP theater, however, I still didn’t know what that meant, and they explained that it meant that there were comfy chairs. Little did I know that those comfy chairs would change my movie theater experience forever.

This is the seat. I don't even have a seat like this in my house. It even reclined.
This is the seat. I don’t even have a seat like this in my house. It even reclined.

As you can see I’m still really amused by this whole thing. I mean obviously I did a whole blog on it. I’ve seen the bed and couches theaters on tumblr and stuff but I never thought they were real. Is this like a common thing? Do any of you guys have movie theaters like this? Because there is nothing like this near my house. Well that’s my adventure sorry it’s lame and I’m easily entertained.

XOXO

Mary

TRIVIA IS BACK!

Answer

January 22: Oxpeckers

Question

January 23: What song is playing when the screen turn to black in the controversial diner-scene finale of TV’s The Sopranos?

January 24: What are the two most popular highlighter colors?

January 25:  What are the only two U.S states to have a single consonant in their names?

January 26: What role did an Australian beach play in the design of the very first iMac computer?

January 27:  How many bonus squares are there on an original Scrabble game board?

January 28:  In what TV show was Broadway superstar Mary Martin’s son shot by Hollywood superstar Bing Crosby’s daughter?

January 29:  When it comes to weather what is the SWEAT index?

January 30:  What is the real name of the Cookie Monster on TV’s Sesame Street?

January 31:  Where in its body does a camel store water- which it can drink 20 gallons at a time?

February 1:  What is the only diploma hanging on the wall of billionaire Warren Buffett’s office?

And We’re Updating Again!

Well this week feels like it’s been forever and there’s a ton of stuff to catch you guys up on but I’m probably wrong, so let’s look at what happened this week. Monday I returned to school, unpacked (kinda) caught up with some people and that was about it. My roommate also informed me that she’s moving out and I’ll be getting a single soon. I have mixed feelings on this, it will be really nice to have my own room, however, it just leaves me to not socialize at all too and that can be bad. Anyway, on Tuesday we had the wonderful gift of a snowstorm and it gave us the first day of classes off. I spent the day trying to get ahead on some blog posts and with lots of Netflix and dinner with some friends. Wednesday came rather quickly and I didn’t want it to come, fortunately, going to school below the Mason Dixon Line, although not far, they can’t deal with snow, so we had a delay and my first class was cancelled so I only had one in the afternoon, so that was nice as well. I will go further into my school schedule tomorrow on Monday school stuff. So Thursday and Friday came as regular days both busy with classes and seeing friends. Friday I have my bio lab until 5pm which is unfortunate, but funny story, I almost threw up because she had us eating BABY FOOD! And I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you guys but I’m a super picky eater, like I can’t even eat mashed potatoes without gagging, so yeah baby food is going to go over really well, I warned them though. So yeah embarrassing Mary moment of the week, yay! Well anyway, Saturday came finally, thank goodness! I had a pretty good day to be honest. I hung out with my friends Meaghan and Zoe, we went to see Frozen and got some Sheetz. I consider that a successful day.  Today came and Meag and I went to church, got brunch, and then I had a wonderful day of homework and studying, yay! And that was basically this week in a nutshell.

Now what does this week have in store? I don’t even know… Okay so, I obviously have class every day, everyone pray for snow in Maryland, okay?  Anyway, other than that I go back to tutoring this week, yay! I actually miss her bunches so I can’t wait. What else do I have… I’m going to the movies with my friend Ashlee next weekend, as well as I think I will be having lunch with her Thursday, which is always nice since she’s a commuter and isn’t around as often as some of my other friends. Other than that I might be helping my roommate move out, some of my friends might come over to help me rearrange the room to make the most space as possible, but that’s about it. It’s kind of disappointing getting back to school and my plans get smaller and less frequent and I miss the busy life. Oh well.

Anyway, that’s it, and I’m also unsure of my trivia again so sorry, none of that again.

XOXO

Mary

They’re Not Cool

According to the CDC in 2011 39% of highschoolers had consumed at least some alcohol (http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/underage-drinking.htm), and the NIH reports that 4 out of 5 college students drink (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking). Now let’s factor in the people who wouldn’t report if they drink or not and the fact that it’s later than 2011 numbers can change, so obviously you can see today’s rant topic, underage drinking. Personally, I made the decision a long time ago to not drink until I’m at least 21, if ever and that was a completely personal decision I made and I know a lot of people don’t feel the same way and that’s all I’m going to say about that because that’s not what this rant is about. This rant is about those people, the people who think they have to brag all about the drinking they do, the parties they go to, the amount of times they vomit, and so on and so forth, and I only have one thing to say to you if you are one of those people.

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Like I literally don’t care about how “wasted” you were that one night, I don’t give a shit if you were “trashed” all last weekend, and I could care less if you blacked out last night. The thing is the more you talk about it, the less and less I think you actually do it. I think people feel the need to hype up things that they think are impressive when they actually aren’t.

It is completely normal to drink in college, even underage so bragging about it is stupid. It makes more sense to brag if you aren’t drinking, because that’s different, that stands out. So yes, this is how I feel on underaged drinking. Go ahead, do it, I don’t care, but I don’t need to hear about it because if every person told me about how drunk they were I don’t think I’d ever hear the end of it. So, if you drink please don’t share with me because I could actually care less.

Sorry if I offend anyone with this rant, actually I’m not sorry. I hope it makes you think about how much of your life you share with others that they probably don’t care about. So yes, drinking happens and we are all aware, so no need to brag about it.

XOXO

Mary

Also I have seemed to misplace my calendar again so extra trivia when I find it!

Daily Makeup Routine

So yes, I know this is not something I normally do but I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I think I want to try and add some more girlyish type things on here, like fashion and makeup on occasion when I do things like shop, or just to share with you guys and we’re just going to see how this goes. I would like to make a note that at most this will not happen more than once a month, if that so don’t leave if you don’t want to see that because it’s going to be rare. Okay? Well wish me luck, and sorry boys, but I’m going to give this a try.

Okay so this is how I start. Please excuse the messy hair from the beginning because I do not take care of that at all in this process. Also, I do have a few more blemishes in this picture than I normally do because I had an allergic reaction to some makeup remover wipes. Fun stuff there.
Okay so this is how I start. Please excuse the messy hair from the beginning because I do not take care of that at all in this process. Also, I do have a few more blemishes in this picture than I normally do because I had an allergic reaction to some makeup remover wipes. Fun stuff there.
Ah, one of my favorite products, mostly because it makes my skin super soft. It is Pore fessional from Benefit, I only use it if I know I'm doing something important, so not just going to class or something because it's not cheap and I need to conserve it. Thanks to Katie for buying it for me for Christmas last year, so it has lasted me a year so far.
Ah, one of my favorite products, mostly because it makes my skin super soft. It is Pore fessional from Benefit, I only use it if I know I’m doing something important, so not just going to class or something because it’s not cheap and I need to conserve it. Thanks to Katie for buying it for me for Christmas last year, so it has lasted me a year so far.
This is my favorite concealer. It is from ELF, which is a cheaper brand that fits in my budget perfectly. This tube was only $3 at Target (the only place I know of that you can buy this brand at). I have super sensitive skin and this doesn't effect anything at all.
This is my favorite concealer. It is from ELF, which is a cheaper brand that fits in my budget perfectly. This tube was only $3 at Target (the only place I know of that you can buy this brand at). I have super sensitive skin and this doesn’t effect anything at all.
This is just another shot of what it looks like, it's super easy to roll on and I just blend it with my finger.
This is just another shot of what it looks like, it’s super easy to roll on and I just blend it with my finger.
This is the foundation I use, Almay Smart Shade. I can't say I'm a huge fan, and I think I'll probably find something else when it runs out. It tends to need a lot of rubbing in otherwise the "smart" parts leave your face a little orange.
This is the foundation I use, Almay Smart Shade. I can’t say I’m a huge fan, and I think I’ll probably find something else when it runs out. It tends to need a lot of rubbing in otherwise the “smart” parts leave your face a little orange.
This is the bronzer I use, again it is an elf product. I'm also not a huge fan of this bronzer, it does it's job, but it's also super shimmery and I would like something a little toned down next time.
This is the bronzer I use, again it is an elf product. I’m also not a huge fan of this bronzer, it does it’s job, but it’s also super shimmery and I would like something a little toned down next time.
I don't know if this picture displays it any better but if you can tell, it's super shimmery.
I don’t know if this picture displays it any better but if you can tell, it’s super shimmery.
This is Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in transparent. Basically it just holds all of my makeup in place, and it works rather well. This product was suggested to me by my friend Katie, who actually helps with a lot of makeup and stuff since I'm not super girly and into it like she is.
This is Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in transparent. Basically it just holds all of my makeup in place, and it works rather well. This product was suggested to me by my friend Katie, who actually helps with a lot of makeup and stuff since I’m not super girly and into it like she is.
Here you can see just how light the shade is, it's basically clear.
Here you can see just how light the shade is, it’s basically clear.
So here I am with my messy hair once again, just to show how my blemishes and the redness in my face is pretty much gone after all of this product I have just loaded on it.
So here I am with my messy hair once again, just to show how my blemishes and the redness in my face is pretty much gone after all of this product I have just loaded on it.
This is my absolute liquid eye liner. It is Almay Intense Eye Color for Hazel Eyes. I think it's so pretty and the brush is pretty stiff so it doesn't quite go everywhere and isn't as messy as some liquid liners.
This is my absolute liquid eye liner. It is Almay Intense Eye Color for Hazel Eyes. I think it’s so pretty and the brush is pretty stiff so it doesn’t quite go everywhere and isn’t as messy as some liquid liners.
These are the two mascaras I use. They are both black, I use the black tube one on my bottom lashes because the brush is smaller. It is an ELF product and was only $1 at Target. The blue one is Covergirl, but I don't think they make it anymore, sadly.
These are the two mascaras I use. They are both black, I use the black tube one on my bottom lashes because the brush is smaller. It is an ELF product and was only $1 at Target. The blue one is Covergirl, but I don’t think they make it anymore, sadly.
This is the Elf eye shadow palette that I received as a gift from my friend Katie. It's amazing and it gives me lots and lots of choices. If I knew about makeup I could tell you about the pigmentation and that sort of thing but I don't so I can't. Also, it has shimmery and matte colors which is good for dressy days and not dressy days.
This is the Elf eye shadow palette that I received as a gift from my friend Katie. It’s amazing and it gives me lots and lots of choices. If I knew about makeup I could tell you about the pigmentation and that sort of thing but I don’t so I can’t. Also, it has shimmery and matte colors which is good for dressy days and not dressy days.
This is the base color I used for a little tiny bit of shimmer.
This is the base color I used for a little tiny bit of shimmer.
Then I used a hot pink to add some colors, however it looks super bright and it isn't very dark and doesn't show up in an intense manner.
Then I used a hot pink to add some colors, however it looks super bright and it isn’t very dark and doesn’t show up in an intense manner.
Finally I used this to kind of tone it down, so I guess the thing was kind of bright. I don't know, I experiment with all different colors and shades and stuff.
Finally I used this to kind of tone it down, so I guess the thing was kind of bright. I don’t know, I experiment with all different colors and shades and stuff.
Oh look here I am again.
Oh look here I am again.
This is like the best chapstick ever, Baby Lips, and it just makes your lips super moist and non chapped. Like it fixes it all together. well I mean not like cuts and stuff but it helps a lot.
This is like the best chapstick ever, Baby Lips by Maybelline, and it just makes your lips super moist and non chapped. Like it fixes it all together. well I mean not like cuts and stuff but it helps a lot.
I got tired of smiling, and it shows how glossy it actually is and I feel like this picture also shows my mascara a little bit better too.
I got tired of smiling, and it shows how glossy it actually is and I feel like this picture also shows my mascara a little bit better too.
Finally this isn't actually part of my daily makeup routine but if I'm going to dress up or look half decent I like to add some lipstick, and this one is my current favorite, it's  Love and Beauty by Forever 21 and the color is simply called Hot Pink
Finally this isn’t actually part of my daily makeup routine but if I’m going to dress up or look half decent I like to add some lipstick, and this one is my current favorite, it’s Love and Beauty by Forever 21 and the color is simply called Hot Pink
So I leave you with a bad selfie of the finished look. Again, sorry about my crazy hair, it doesn't like to cooperate in general, let alone the morning.
So I leave you with a bad selfie of the finished look. Again, sorry about my crazy hair, it doesn’t like to cooperate in general, let alone the morning.

So yes everyone I know this is different for me and I’m apologizing for that, I just need to experiment with what I want to write about, and you might have to deal with that. Now if there is something imparticular you would like me to write about please comment anywhere or email me or tweet me or send me a telepathic message- who know it might work, but your best bet is to actually tell me.

Also, if you have any questions about the products that I used go ahead and comment them and I will answer them to the best of my ability!

Well thanks for bearing through my bad selfies, bad explanations, and my experimental post, you guys are the best!

XOXO

Mary

Answer

January 19: An apartment in New York City’s Trump Towers.

Questions

January 20:  What is the significance of the official address of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C- 1964 Independence Avenue SW?

January 21:  What early American invented an odometer to measure distances along the Boston Post Road?