Turn it up Tuesday: Everything is a learning experience

I have been an MIA blogger this past week (personal issues and what not)

Sorry ❤

I’ve been a whole bunch of emotions, but I guess that is what happens.

But now it is over, done with and it is time to move on.

And get back to things that are happy and fun.

and less stupid.

But in the words of my best friend “Treat everything like a learning experience”

oh and to listen to a lot of Kelly Clarkson!

 

 

X0X0-Cassi

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I won a Sunshine Award!!!!

I won a Sunshine award?!?!? Woot Woot!!!

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I honestly didn’t think people even read this thing, let alone like it enough to nominate me for a blogger award. But the amazing woman over at  “My 10 things” seems to enjoy my random writings. ( and I love her for it!). If you haven’t read her blog check it out. It is full of list (duh!- and who doesn’t love a good list), humor and all around happiness.

So what is a Sunshine Award you may be asking: the basic concept of the Sunshine Award is to recognize bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. ( who knew the sporadic thought bubble that is my brain could inspire the blogosphere. WINNING)

So here is my post to accept my award! At the end I’ll list some other amazing blogs I feel are Sunshine Award worthy! In order for them to accept they must follow the rules below!:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Post 10 interesting things about yourself.
4.
 Nominate some fellow deserving bloggers for the award.
5. Link your nominees in the post and let them know about their nomination with a comment.

10 somewhat interest facts about myself that I’m willing to share on the internet:

1) I once pierced my belly button in the boy’s dressing room bathroom.

I was 16. My dad said I couldn’t get my belly button pierced. I of course had a friend who believed that they were totally qualified to take on this task because there brother (I think it was) was training to “do this for a living”. We took a (sterilized) needle and ring from his stash to drama rehearsal one night. And well. The rest was painful history. (That is now a  scar on my stomach because OBVIOUSLY we messed it up and I had to take it out like 2 months later. ) This is one of those few times I will say, I probably should have just listened to my dad.

2) I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 24.

 Yup, true story. Not even sorry. I lived in the city who needs a car when you have public transit.

3) I have a sister and a nephew that I have never met. And I only learned this through Facebook.

The egg donor My mother, had another child before me. Once she peaced out I never really had any contact with that side of the family. Through the wonders of Facebook my half-sister was able to track me down. (I don’t really know HOW… I should ask her that) About a year later she gave birth to the most adorable little boy. But they both live in Virginia and I have yet to meet either of them in person.

4) I have an irrational hatred towards odd numbers

 I literally have no explanation for this. But I will actively avoid doing things in odd numbers. Pumping gas, the money amount always has to be an even number. Important date, better do it on an even day. Eating Skittles, better eat them in an even number. It is strange and I have no logical reasoning for it.

5) I’m a social butterfly with severe social anxiety.

 Yeah… I’m still trying to figure this one out myself.

6) When I was in High School I almost broke my leg jumping off a wall.

 This is another one for the “Sorry Dad” category because I really have no idea what lame ass story I gave you for this one.

In high school my friend Josh used to write scripts and the rest of us as inspiring actors all wanted to be part of his movies. At this point in time, I couldn’t tell you what this script was about (chime in Josh if you reading this and remember!). But it did involve two of the male characters jumping off a wall at the beach.

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For reference.. this is the area in which this was happening.. and that was the wall we are speaking of…#oops

They must have done like 20 takes of it and not once did one of them get hurt. So my so smart 15-year-old brain thought… I could do that. …Lesson… No I could NOT. I landed straight down on my feet, my knee cracked and swelled up and I couldn’t walk. Went to the ER and luckily it wasn’t broken, But I was on crutches for about 2 or 3 weeks… Worst part… We had the whole thing on film… (I really hope that got lost away with the rest of the tapes!)

7) If I could live off of tacos and pizza I probably would.

You can’t even disagree on this one.

8) As a child, my aunt convinced me an alligator lived in her room.

This was her way of keeping me out of her stuff. And I totally fell for it. I was freaked out to go anywhere near that room. Mind you, we lived in Massachusetts. There is no way in the world there could have been an alligator anywhere near our house…. THANKS AUNTIE.

9) I 100% wish I had been born in a time where I could have enjoyed living through the 80’s.

The hair, the fashion, the music… what is not to love!

10) I walk better in 5 inch heels than I do in flats. 

On stable ground. I Jennifer Lawrence every time she got to the Oscars (aka a klutz). In heels I’m like Tyra on the runway. Nothing about me makes any sense.

 

And the Nominations go to!

The Perpetual Plothole

Project Light to Life

Food 4 the Heart

What 24 looks like 

 

X0X0-Cassi

Karaoke Queen

At some point in my life, karaoke has become a go to for every emotion.

Got Dumped??

Let’s go to karaoke and sing angry chick music

Promotion?!

Let’s go celebrate at karaoke

Engaged?!?

We have to go to karaoke to and sing love songs

Random Thursday night?!

LET’S SING ALL THE SONGS

During this time of karaoke craziness I have learned there are two kind of  karaoke people. Those who take karaoke WAY too seriously and those who give no fucks and just want to have fun.

 Yet even with those two extremes,  personally I believe that every die heart karaoke queen (or king) has the same basic pattern when choosing the perfect karaoke songs.

We all have:

Our “Never fail go to song/artist”:

No matter how “bad” a singer you are, we all have that one song or artist that we can feel pretty comfortable doing as a karaoke song. For me that is Pat Benatar. It is a scientifically proven fact that if it is a karaoke night I will start the night with one of her songs. Why.. because I like to think I live in the 80’s and because she has a similar vocal range.

Our “Audience Favorites”:

After 3 years of doing karaoke at a sports bar I have learned that this can change weekly. Depending on the age of the crowd that is there.(or if you are at a sports bar it can depend on if the home team won or lost). But of course there are some never fail songs.. ” Don’t stop believing” ,  Any Boy Band or Pop star from the 90’s, or ” Pour Some Sugar on Me.”  have always proven to be instant crowd favorites.

Basically anything that at least 80 percent of the people in the bar can sing along with is usually a good starting point.

I like to go with “I think were alone now” or if I am with Miss Jaime “Wanted Dead or Alive”

Our “Random Group Sing Along”:

Every group of girls who goes to karaoke has this song. It is the one song that you don’t really  sing as much as you can just say all the words. (or if you have had enough to drink you- just yell the chorus because it is the only part you know) But it doesn’t matter because you are just here to have fun.

(this is usually not a song choice that the “I take karaoke way to seriously” people usually have fun with)

And lastly:

 Our “I don’t even care I’m drunk and I’m going to sing it no matter what you say” songs:

These are the songs you’ll hear at about an hour an a half before closing time. No matter what you tell yourself, you sound terrible.  Worst part is, deep down you know you sound terrible. But  you sing these songs no matter what. And everyone else is also drunk so really there isn’t anyone who is going to stop you.

When my liquid courage kicks in I like to convince myself that I can be both Aretha Franklin and Katy Perry.(not at the same time, though I’m probably sure I have tried)

 I can not be either of them.. ever. Not matter what Jack Daniels says

 When those words come out of my mouth you know it is time to take the sign up pen away from me and hand me a water.

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X0Xo-Cassi

Turn It Up Tuesday: You can take the girl out of the city….

I don’t  like to dwell on tragic events in the past. But I do know the importance of remembering. And that is what I plan to do.

With that said…

..it feels perfectly acceptable to have this song on repeat today. (and everyday really. I mean come this song is great) Along with spending the day listening to RadioBDC.

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X0Xo-Cassi

 

 

The Queen B’s : Spring List

It has been a while since I have busted out a Recent Obsession section. Which is weird seeing as it is my favorite one to write.  But do not fear- I have decided to bring it back!

I will admit it.  At times I can be a total creature of habit. I find things that I love and I obsess over them until…well until I’m sick of them.  (  I can also be insanely fickle with material things and I change my mind SUPER quickly.. basically I’m a walking contradiction. but whatever.)  

But, this blend of being fickle and a love for consistency has led to a cycle of things to love. For the time being at least

Basics:

I have never really been one for chap stick. I will buy them, but then I’ll lose them or stop using them because I’m weird like that. But back in February my boyfriend’s sister brought me back a coconut chap stick from her trip to Hawaii and… I am obsessed.  The best way I can describe it is that is smell like summer. Which of course just makes me a super happy little girl. (and makes me wish I was at the beach). It has quickly become a staple in my make- up bag.

Beverage:

Iced Skinny Vanilla Macchiato

Is there a difference between this and a vanilla latte??!! I couldn’t really tell you.  But it makes me happy and broke all at the same time.. Thanks Starbucks.

Bandwagon:

Overalls

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Yup that is right I said it.

I don’t know when these came back into fashion, but they have been popping up all over my dashboard for the past month. At first I was a little (ie very) skeptical. But the more I see them, the more I can’t wait to add a cute pair to my closet. It does seems to be a hit or miss trend that can very easily become ” I reverted back to a 12-year-old with no idea what fashion is”. But hey, what is life without some risks.

Blog:

http://perpetualplothole.com/

Seriously, I love this girl. I don’t know her personally and I probably will never meet her. (BUT…I wish I could because I’m pretty sure we would be best friends.) Her blog cracks me up and I look forward to every new post.  From one Southern transplant to another I feel I can’t relate to most of the crazy that is her life.

If you like humor, drawings on post it notes, and reading about other people’s life. Then her blog is definitely for you.

Book:

Divergent

Yup, I also jumped on that bandwagon. I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for stories about what the world is going to be like once we screw it up with wars and shit. It’s no Hunger Games. But it does fill the void left in my little book nerd heart.

X0Xo-Cassi

Style me Savvy: Grown up Easter outfits

When I was little one of my favorite parts of Easter was getting a brand new Easter Dress.
But as I got older that excitement started to die out (mostly because now I was required to buy my outfit )
Which just seems silly because really who doesn’t love an excuse to get dressed up cute!
So what if my plans for this Easter consist of me sitting in my room eating peeps.
 That doesn’t mean I can’t dream of cute outfits to wear while doing that.
XoXo-Cassi

Turn It up Tuesday: Sometimes the radio knows my soul

You know that song you love, but it is so old that you of course never hear it anymore?

For me that song is Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossom.

When I  was younger I used to listen to this song on repeat (because that is what cool kids did before Ipod and Youtube.) It then became one of my go to songs for girls night karaoke.

Yet once I moved to Alabama, I just stopped thinking about this song as much. Not really sure why, it just kind of fell off my radar. Then out of no where I  heard it on the radio (YES the actual radio: not pandora) about 5 times.

And every time it makes me a happy little girl. Especially on a sunny 70 degree day in April.

XoXo- Cassi