Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dealing With Drama :: Guys

"I don't get it. Guys say that girls are complicated, have they met themselves?" -piece of flair on Facebook

I love it when random things you read while wasting time come in handy. Yes, we girls are complicated. I'm not debating that point. But guys can be just as complicated. (Any guy that would be willing to debate this point can leave a comment on this post.) Most guys don't intentionally cause drama. It just happens, especially when a girl likes a guy! Now, I am the furthest thing from an expert on this subject, but here are some things I've learned recently about minimizing guy drama:

  • If he likes you, he'll let you know. I have learned ONE thing about guys this year, and that is when a guy likes you, he WILL make it known. He may not come right out and say "I like you, will you go out with me?" right away, but there are other ways he'll show his feelings. He'll try to get in contact with you as often as possible through phone calls, texts, IM, or Facebook. Or some combination of the 4!! If you have a part-time job and he knows it, he might stop in "just to say hi".
  • If you are interested back, encourage him! Answer the phone when he calls. Text him back. Reply to his wall post or IM. If he's dropping hints that you should come by his work "sometime", then do it! If he's truly interested in you, he will love the fact that you took the time to come say hey to him.
  • If you're NOT interested, don't string him along. Enough said. But let him down gently.
  • Do. Not. Obsess. It just causes more drama. Put the phone down. Log off of Facebook. Go out for a walk or run. Hit Starbucks or the mall with your (girl) friends. Having a staring contest with your phone is not going to make him reply any faster, and being on Facebook until midnight will not make him log on any sooner. (I'm preaching to myself here.) Don't text him 9345798 times asking "Where are you? Are you ok? Why haven't you messaged me today?!". Think: Would you like it if a guy was doing that to you?
  • Alcohol is never a good addition to the mix. When out with a guy (on a date or just as friends), stay sober. Thank you Ellen for the reminder!!
  • Just be yourself. I can hear the groans now. I know we've been hearing this since middle school, but it's so true! Don't change who you are or what you believe for a guy. I don't care how much of a cutie he is. If he can't accept you for you, then he's not worth it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

And now, for an announcement...

...I kicked economics' butt! Woo!! I'm officially done with summer semester!!

I also tried sushi yesterday.

(Veggie and brown rice sushi, that is!)

It was pretty good. I'd eat it again. Next time, though, I might try sushi with cooked fish. (I'm not eating raw fish and you can't make me! Haha.)

I'll pick up the "Dealing With Drama" series again next week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dealing With Drama :: The Intro

Drama -
any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results. [Source: Dictionary.com]

breakingsilence's definition of drama-
Something that should've been left behind in high school, yet continues to follow us, whether we like it or not!!

Most people associate drama with silly little high school girls whispering between classes about who did what before first period. Unfortunately, high school drama is just the beginning. It multiplies once you get into college and continues when you get a job. If you allow drama to affect you too much, it can mess with your mood...and by association, your health. You can't escape drama, but there are ways to deal with it. In this series, we'll be talking about...
  • school drama
  • guy drama (assuming only girls read this blog...sorry dudes lol)
  • part-time job drama

and ways to deal with each type. If you have any suggestions/comments/ways you deal with drama, drop a comment on this post!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Need ideas...

Posting 2 days in a row...I'm pretty sure that's a new record. Haha.

I was thinking that my next little "series" was going to be on dealing with drama, because, let's face it, drama starts in high school and only gets worse in college, right? There's really no way to avoid it - you have to learn how to deal with it. In my opinion, dealing with drama effectively (without starting MORE!) is part of the healthy lifestyle we're trying to follow. I'd like to invite any readers to share their strategies for dealing with drama. I have a few of my own, but I thought it would be cool to have some more input.

Thank you! :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Check out CP's giveaway!

Hey guys!

Head over to http://www.thecollegeprepster.com/ for a cool giveaway!!

Carly is giving away a lot of cool stuff, so be sure to head over there and check it out!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sweat music.

It has NOT been a fun week. Don't ask why, it just hasn't. Lots of things going on and...AHH. I will be so glad to get to the weekend.

(And why did Blogger make that so tiny?? Grr. *hits Blogger* I hope you can read that!)

That, if you can read it, is my favorite list of power walking songs right now, or as I call it, "sweat music". Sometimes, if you're having a bad day (or WEEK), exercise and "sweating it out" can help relieve stress. It certainly has been helping me!!

If you can't read it:
1. The Best Thing [Euro Stack Mix] - Avalon
2. Million Voices - BarlowGirl
3. Anthem - Superchic[k]
4. Running Out of Time - BarlowGirl
5. Alegria - Salvador
6. Come Alive - BarlowGirl
7. Lady is a Tramp - Glee Cast
8. Don't Rain On My Parade - Glee Cast
9. Psalm 73 - BarlowGirl feat. Todd Agnew
10. Take My Chances - BarlowGirl

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Music rediscovered

I love rediscovering really good workout songs, don't you?

Artist: Avalon
Song: The Best Thing (Euro Stack Mix)
Album: 02 Avalon Remixed

I was looking for another song off the same CD on YouTube for a guy I know (he loves this genre) and I found this one instead. I put it back into my workout playlist and took it for a test drive (er, walk) this afternoon. I don't remember why I removed it in the first place - great power walking song!!

I did eventually find the original song I was looking for, and it's going into my workout playlist tomorrow!

Artist: Avalon
Song: Can't Live A Day (DJ Tiesto Mix)
Album: 02 Avalon Remixed

And there it is!! Enjoy the bonus song. (Sensing a theme with this week's music yet?? Haha. I love my rock and roll, but there's still a part of me that likes the pop/dance/techno!)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's a cereal week..

I am currently waiting for class to start...with a serving (3/4 cup) of Strawberry Yogurt Cheerios to munch on in case I get hungry during lecture. I'm pretty sure I haven't eaten straight dry Cheerios since I was about 4. Oh well. When you do a 40 minute power walk before class and your professor is longwinded AND boring...you do what you have to. Haha.

Favorite meal add-on of the week:

I still love these things (I prefer the chocolate chip cookie version over cheesecake though) and I found a new way to eat them this week: mixed with cereal for breakfast! My current fave combination:

1 YoCrunch 100 Calorie Cup (use the topping too!)
3/4 cup (1 serving) of Post Great Grains Cereal
Fruit of your choice (optional)

Put ingredients in a bowl. Mix. Eat! You can use any cereal, but I like using the Great Grains because it's not too sweet and it's got whole grain, protein, and fiber.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

music Friday :)

First off, I was informed yesterday that a couple of my real-life friends have been creeping around the blog. Hi guys! *waves*

Since I haven't done this in a while, here are a couple of good songs to listen to...and if you like them, add 'em to your own workout playlist!

Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
Song: See The Glory
Album: Declaration (2001)

Artist: BarlowGirl
Song: Take My Chances
Album: How Can We Be Silent (2007)

Glee is taking over my workout playlist. Not a bad thing though. ;)

Something to discuss: What are your favorite summer fashion trends? (Yes, I did swipe the idea from Gina's blog. Haha.)