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Let Me Be

I wrote a new song! I never have the time to sit down at my piano and write. But finallyyyy, here it is. It’s really different from what I usually write, so I hope you like it! Here are the lyrics:

Gotta, gotta get my shit together, I need a little space,
To keep myself from falling, falling from grace.
You may not understand why I want to go,
But what happens when you’re gone, oh baby, you don’t want to know.

Hey, hey, baby just let me be.
Oh, why? Why can’t you see?

I always told you I was gonna break your heart.
Well, look at us now, we’re falling apart.
This isn’t what I thought, and I don’t want to go,
But after this I’m sure I’m better off alone.

Hey, hey, baby just let me be.
Oh, why? Why can’t you see?

Gotta keep on moving, gotta find a new town,
‘Cause you’re not gonna like me when I’m messing around.
You think this is love but you can’t see,
You and I were never meant to be.

Sugar, I’m leaving you.
Once and for all, it’s time to get gone.
Darling, I’ve gotta go.
Don’t want to break your heart, but I’m not the one.

Hey, hey, baby just let me be.
Oh, why? Why can’t you see?
Baby, just let me be.


Dear iPhone,

You either need a better battery life or less fun apps, because it’s becoming a serious problem for me. Sooo I’m gonna write about apps that have kept my attention for more than a week. Which is pretty impressive for such an ADD little girl… Okay, here goes.

Social Networking: I know it’s pretty typical, but I do use these apps a lot. I have the normal ones like, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. And I have a serious soft spot for anything I can check in in. So I’m a big fan of Foursquare (checking in places I go) and of GetGlue (checking in to shows and movies I watch). I run a lot of errands and I’m addicted to Netflix so it works out perfectly.

Bored games: They’re not board games, they’re games I play when I’m bored. If I have five minutes to kill or I’m in a waiting room or on a boring bus ride… These are perfect. There’s Milk the Cow (you literally milk a cow as fast as you can… It’s surprisingly amusing), Monsters Ate My Condo (super fun Japanese style game), Traffic Rush (my high score is 172, beat that!), Fruit Ninja (there’s only so much you can do with the free version but it’s still worth checking out), Flow (endless possibilities! I’ve lost more sleep than I’d like to admit because of this game…), Angry Birds (it’s a classic, it goes without saying), Temple Run (the new one is crazy legit and there’s always a new achievement to unlock), and Finger Slayer (this one sounds silly, but I play with my brother or boyfriend and test our reflexes. It’s a lot of fun and is always a laugh).

With Friends: I have a great time with these games, but they’re only fun if you have someone to use them with. Playing Words with Friends alone is weird and sad. But here are my favorites: Words with Friends, Hanging with Friends, Draw Something, Scramble with Friends and Snap Chat (probably the best thing you could do while drunk that is on your phone… Truth.). I don’t spend a lot of time playing these, but I have a partner for each game and friendly competition is always fun.

Music: I had more music apps, but I found I barely used them, so these are the ones that made the cut. Songza (their music concierge is awesome and there are playlists for any mood you’re in. At all. Ever.), Pandora (another good radio station app. If you’re not familiar with it, you put in a song or artist and it creates a station based on whatever you put in. Feeling some heavy metal? 90s pop? Musical theater? You will love this site.), Soundhound (my fave music recognition app. You hear a song you like but don’t know the name or artist?! Just let this app listen to it and it’ll recognize it for you. Very helpful.) and Band of the Day (it’s literally a calendar, and every day has a different up and coming musical artist. Very eclectic styles, and if you’re like me and always want to hear new music, I would highly recommend this. You can even see pictures and listen to samples through this app.).

Face changing apps: When I get sad or upset, I like to modify my face. I have an entire folder of apps in my phone titled, “Face off!” and it never fails to cheer me up. In there I’ve got: Baldify, Browify, Oldify, Fatify, Stache Bomb, Beardify, Trekify and Walking Dead’s Dead Yourself. Next time you’re feeling a little low, check these out. If you don’t want to see yourself 200 lbs overweight, creep that bitch in your English class’s Facebook and mess with her face. I promise you’ll feel better.

Real life: Okay, not real life… Real time. But I refuse to use the abbreviation RTS because I am not a gamer in any way, shape, or form. These are my favorite apps right now. I love that you have to wait to do things, and the higher the levels, the longer it takes, and using an actual money and trading system… Idk. It’s cool! I’ve been playing Clash of Clans, Galaxy Life: Pocket Adventures, and Paradise Cove (I love this one but it can be a pain in the ass, so heads up). Super fun. Download them… You can join my claaaaaan!

CNN: If I’m going to read the news, I generally trust the CNN news app to get the information to me. Easy to use and not stupid hard to read, it informs me without being a hassle. I sometimes also use the AP Mobile app, but I found that one hard to read sometimes. The news is depressing so I mostly stick to practically living in a cave, but it’s nice to have on hand. And it’s definitely better than FOX News…

Family Feud and Friends: This is a good time passing game. You don’t need friends to play, but if anyone is connected to you and needs help, you can finish their fast money round. I’m obsessed with the game show on tv so it is really fun for me. And I don’t think I’ve gotten any repeat questions. So that’s cool..

Foodspotting: I am a serious foodie, and although not very many people use this app, I love it. When you find food you like, you post a picture, write a mini review, and tag it at the restaurant you’re at. If you need to find somewhere new to eat, you can check this app for local and popular places. With pictures and reviews, it’s helpful AND fun.

Timehop: This is just a quick daily thing, but it’s fun. You link it to any of your social networking sites and it shows you what you posted a year ago, two years ago, and even three years ago. It also has a fun feature that shows you news from that day in the past. It lets you know when your ‘timehop’ is ready, and I think it’s fun to just check it every day. Past me is fucked up, just saying.

White Noise: I have a hard time sleeping in complete silence. It might just be a quirky thing of mine, but falling asleep to the sounds of a thunderstorm is so soothing. I have the free version, but I use the full version on my laptop. It’s really nice. You can set alarms or have the sound fade at a certain time. I appreciate it.

Flashlight: I know this one isn’t fun or even that important, but I keep it on my phone because it does come in handy sometimes. It barely takes up any space, it’s simple, and if you’re in the trunk of a car and you need to see what is making that scratching noise, you don’t want to wait for it to download.

My bank’s app: This one is pretty straightforward but it’s still important! I use ESL and their app is very well made. I love being able to check my balance or transfer money on the go so this app is a necessity for me.

Gas Buddy: I LOVE this app. No matter where you are, it can find the nearest gas station and the cheapest in the area. This app has saved me money and time. Plus it’s free, so no complaints there.

Camera timer: I don’t think everyone needs this, but even with a front facing camera, I like being able to set my phone down for a few pictures. Whether it’s group pictures at a party, trying to check my outfit without a full length mirror, or sending dirty pictures to my boyfriend (jk… maybe…), I’ve used this app enough to keep it on my phone.

RetailMeNot: AWESOME. It’s not some junky coupon site where you get expired ones or fake ones… You can search by category or search specific stores. It also gives each coupon a success rate so you can really see what you’re getting into. And who doesn’t like saving money?

JEFit: I’m not a very athletic person, but this app is pretty cool. I have a bikini readying workout that I’m doing to prep for summer, and this app is great for it. It has pictures and demonstrations of every exercise, plus written instructions. You can make routines, and even sort them by day. I didn’t do this, but you can enter your weight and height and everything to keep track of your workout. It’s pretty cool, even for a chick that couldn’t do 5 push-ups if her life depended on it.

Yelp: If you leave your house, EVER, get this app. Whether you’re on vacation and need to find something, or you’re home and just need a few ideas, it’s perfect. It has everything you could need to go out, and it’s easy to use and crazy helpful. It’s the newest addition to my app family, but I love it already.

So. Now you know exactly what’s on my phone. You know my views and you know a little more about me. Isn’t this fun?! Check out a few of these apps, and stay tuned for another blog soon!

PS, I went home sick from work today (I have a terrible cold and it’s kicking my ass), and I may or may not be blogging from my bathtub… I hope that’s not weird. And even if it is, I don’t think I care. 🙂

Dear time,

Golly, you keep sneaking up on me! Every time I say I’m going to blog I get distracted and never follow through. BUT! I just got the WordPress app on my phone, so that should help. It’s also on my daily to-do list, right before read the news. That should make a difference… so, in my last blog I told you what I would talk about. And I’m pretty sure I mentioned that my next post would be a kind of get to know you sort of deal. So this time around I’m gonna tell you about myself. So you know exactly who you’re reading about. This calls for another list!

  1. I am very, VERY opinionated. I will probably offend A LOT of people. I love gays, I think war is stupid even though I do support the military, I think smoking is gross, and I am pro choice. And if you didn’t disagree with any of that, I’m sure you will in my later posts. I just know it.
  2. I am all for arguing and controversy. I love a good fight every now and then. I wish my school had a decent debate team, I’d rape that shit… Warning: I do get very heated and I DO fight dirty. That being said, on the whole ‘opinions’ note, go ahead and comment. Let’s do this.
  3. I’m super outgoing. Usually. I know it doesn’t really make sense to say super and then usually, but it’s the truth. If I’m alone, or with adults that I’m not comfortable with, or I need to be assertive, I’m crazy shy. If I’m with my friends or in a comfortable situation (or drunk… but I don’t know if that counts.), I will be SO obnoxious. I will scream and be awkward and make friends with strangers like a boss. You have no idea until you really hang out with me. I’ll be sure to tell you stories…
  4. I’m creepy. Yup, I said it. I know it’s true. I won’t deny it. And it somehow works for me… I don’t know if people think I’m crazy then realize I’m actually funny? Or if they like me for being so honest? Or what? But I can creep like a professional (like one time, I sat next to a cute boy in the library, and he was on Facebook, so I wrote down his name, and then added him when I got home, and we’re still friends. Creepy, but it worked out!). And it’s totally okay! Every now and then I find those people who are like, “Get the fuck away from me.” but whatever. If they don’t like me as my creepy self I don’t want them in my life anyways! The only problem with it is I kinda attract super creepy boys… I’m weird, and it opens up the door to other weirdos. But it’s different being the creeper than being creeped on! Just saying.
  5. I’m crude. Very crude. I’ll be real with you, I think potty humor is hilarious (not that I will ever let on to that at first… I mean, you meet a cute boy, the first night you don’t wanna be cracking bathroom jokes). Unless it’s a boy being super awkward about it. Like those boys who making farting noises with their mouths at the most inopportune times? Yeah, that’s bad news. But I love stupid goofy movies. I talk about uncomfortable things with people I barely know. I make people watch the grossest most ridiculous things just to get their reactions. I’m just saying don’t expect me to be polite.
  6. I’m as honest as I possibly can be. Like, this blog is going to be the complete truth about everything in my head. If any of my friends read this, and find out things they don’t like? I apologize. But let’s be real! I mean, if I hang out with someone who rubs me the wrong way, I’m not gonna be like, “Hey dude! You’re super fucking annoying, please get away from me!”, because that’s mean. Honest and mean are not the same thing. Although I am a little mean sometimes… But I do have a soul. Also, this honesty thing kinda means I’m a little bit of a pessimist. I love being happy and looking forward to things, but I have a tendency to be overly realistic and brings things down. But I try to laugh about it! So I hope you don’t mind.
  7. I swear A LOT. If you didn’t notice already… Fuck is my favorite, and I throw it around a lot. Don’t be offended. I say things you don’t want to hear from a little white girl.I say whatever I’m thinking, and I personally think swears enhance my feelings. Like, if I said, “I’m tired.” you’d probably say take a nap. But if I said, “I’m fucking tired as shit!” you’d probably tell me to hibernate. Right? Okay, sort of exaggerated. But you get the idea. Fuck.
  8. I hate girls. Okay, I don’t haaaaaate them. But mostly I do. A lot of the time I feel they’re all drama, or weird, or sluts, or something else equally awful that I don’t want to put up with. Also (I know this sounds bitchy, but it’s real life for me!), if I’m gonna hang out with the guys, I would much rather not be shown up by some vagina. I’m good at being the center of attention, and I like it. AND, I would MUCH rather just chill with the bros and be goofy. Girls nights aren’t my scene, and I have more fun with the boys. There are definitely exceptions. I have some really cool girlfriends and they’re great (Melody, Emily & Jess, this one’s to you). But they’re also a lot like me, so we get along really well. I dunno. Moral of the story is girls get on my nerves and I like boys more.
  9. I’m super duper judgmental. People watching is one of my favorite things to do. I talk a lot of smack, even about people I barely know. BUT! Here is my disclaimer! I would never ever EVER act upon my judgements if someone came up to me. Like, I’ll be chilling and watching people walk by, and I’ll be like, wow that dude’s such a freak. But if he came up to me, it would be a clean slate, without a doubt. Because you can’t judge a book by its cover, no matter how fun it is to try. I could never be rude to a stranger, because most of the time, that’s me being people watched. I look and act a little strange, but I would still want a fresh start with anyone I meet.
  10. My favorite color is… Okay, okay. I know this doesn’t seem important, but once you read this, you can maybe start to understand the way my mind works. Right now (it changes a lot), my favorite color is yellow, with lime green or turquoise in a close second. If it’s a color combination though, I like purple and green together. If I had a choice, I would the whole rainbow as my favorite color. I love all of the colors together, but a lot of people say that doesn’t count. I don’t mean I like all of the colors, I mean I like all of the colors together as one! I love bright colors, pink, orange, anything. I wear black (not navy or brown). I think colors reflect my personality, so I look like something out of the 80s a lot. It’s cool though.

Soooo I’m sorry my introduction was so long! But I feel like now that you know all that crap, you really know what you’re getting into. And I hope you keep reading (assuming I post more than once a month. I’m trying!).

Lots of love,


ps. I’m sitting at the mall eating teriyaki chicken from the Japanese place and drinking a raspberry lemonade from Auntie Anne’s pretzels and I’m right next to Bath & Body Works and all of these smells are overwhelming my senses! IT’S TOO MUCH FOR ME.