Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday obsessions…

I just really needed to write a quick post to let the world know I am obsessed with a few things lately and you might want to check them out! 

First thing is this song and video: With Ur Love by Cher Lloyd ft. Mike Posner   I have become OBSESSED and I can’t get enough. Apparently it is not for sale on i-tunes yet so I just play it over and over on YouTube hoping for it to pop up in the new music section so I can swiftly purchase it and play it even more than I do right now. 

In case you didn’t know I am also very much in love with Mike Posner so pretty much anything he collaborates on I will love…but this song is actually good so check it out.  Also, if you ever get the chance to see Mike Posner in concert I would STRONGLY recommend it. I recently got to experience this and it was one of my top favorite concerts!!

Ok, back to my random Monday obsessions…The abc show Pan Am…OBSESSED!!!!

I watched the very first episode and loved it then, but I recently caught myself up on the entire season thus far and love, love, love it!  I don’t know if it is the hot pilot played by Mike Vogel or the wardrobe, hair and makeup for the female cast members…either way I am mesmerized and secretly wish I was a stewardess for Pan Am in the 60’s!!!! You must check this show out if you haven’t already!

 

My last little obsession you can read all about on my other blog http://www.townandhigh.com/  I have been obsessed with this for awhile now and it will soon be making its debut right here in downtown Columbus. 

 

That is all for now…have a great week!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10th Anniversary

It’s so hard for me to believe, but here I sit another year older! After hearing it called this by someone else I have been calling this birthday my “10th Anniversary to my 21st birthday”.  It just sounds better and I think it’s funny.  In all seriousness I can’t believe I am already 31 years old.  Part of the entire reason I even started this blog was to chronicle my life leading up to turning 30, and now here I sit a year and a half later. 

I love this blog and I a so happy people actually read it, even if it is only a few people here and there.  I love when someone comments to me about reading my blog posts…I would like to think I am interesting and I love writing about the randomness that is my day to day life, so I hope you continue to read. 

Speaking of my life I have to admit this birthday may have been one of the best yet.  I went home to Zanesville (keep your wild animal jokes to yourself please and thank you) on Friday night and had dinner and drinks with my mom, dad, sister and two of the best people i know-my friends John and Codi.  I don’t get to hang out with my parents or my Zanesville friends very often so it was so nice drinking wine, eating great food and laughing together. 

Saturday was the official birthday palooza, as my friend Jess started calling it.  Most of my closest friends came over and we went to a party that benefited breast cancer research.  It was nice to donate to a good cause, the band was great, the company was even better….and we wore pink which I LOVED!  Here are a couple shots from one of my most favorite nights to date…thank you to all of my friends and family that made it out to help celebrate my 10th anniversary, I have the best friends and family EVER!!!!

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My sweet sister and the birthday cake shot she bought for me…love you Mol!

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My cousins wife and one of my friends Chrisy…without her there the party could have been pretty boring…she always livens things up and that is why we love her!

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And finally…they got me on stage and the band sang Happy Birthday to me, while one of the hosts of the party Jay got me to play the cattle bell…good times!  Watch out my 31st year…I think this could be another good one!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

I have been so busy lately developing a brand new blog with my friend Natalie Kessler of Panera Bread Addict that I have neglected my own blog.  Although I am super excited about this new blog, which will chronicle our adventures in Columbus Town and High I have been a little torn.  I am not sure how to balance the two blogs…what the heck do I write about on one and not the other??? 

It sort of became pretty clear to me today after reading what I am about to share with you.  I love living in Columbus, Ohio and I will love every minute of writing about my experiences and I hope you love every minute of reading about it, but when things speak to me, whisper to my soul and pull on my heart strings my instinct is, and will always be to write about it on this blog. 

Fearless and Laughing is like my diary…I love writing when I can’t express my thoughts and feeling any other way and I love reading the comments that come back to me because it makes me feel like I am not alone in my thoughts.  With that being said I need to share with you all one of the most inspirational things I have come across in a long time. 

For some reason the death of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs has hit me hard.  It all started when I read an article about him stepping down as the CEO of Apple.  I was struck by his pure honesty and almost defeat when he said he had always promised that when the time came that he could no longer perform his duties as CEO then he would step down.  I can only imagine the despair he must have felt as he had to walk away from the company that defined him, the company that was his baby…I knew reading this that death must be the only thing pulling him away. 

He passed away Wednesday and as I was reading several articles about this mysterious and fascinating man I came across his Commencement Address to a graduating class at Stanford University in 2005. First I read it and was inspired to live the best life I possibly could for me…then I watched it and was brought to tears.  This brilliant man spoke such simple words yet the meaning behind them was and still is priceless. 

Check them out below and just try not to be as touched by his words as I was and still am. 

Commencement Address written and video