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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday Link Ups!

Its Ok Thursdays
It's ok...
-that after a really difficult 2 weeks in school, Brennen and I played hooky today
-that we just stayed in bed and then made breakfast. We slept or watched Big Bang Theory all day. Tonight, we're going to a movie :D
-that I got Brennen to buy a mirror for his room so I can do my make up
-that I am a little bummed that my blog isn't growing that much anymore but to still appreciate those who do
-that I get really behind in blogging
-that I probably watch way too much tv
-that I like to have my sound machine on rain and to have it running quite often just because it's calming to me
-to be super excited for my boyfriends birthday!! 


I'm thankful that when I'm sad or stressed out, Brennen is there for me. I'm really excited for his birthday this Saturday. I really hope that I can make it one of his best ever! I'm so thankful for him and I really hope he knows that. I also am really thankful for our relationship. He's the best boyfriend and my best friend. 

(I know this was very cheesy, I'm just very excited for his birthday!!)

Me&My TV

(The chronicles of what is probably an inappropriate relationship with me and Stevie, my tv)

Okay folks, here we go. 
One of my favorite things about fall is that tv is no longer in reruns
& I rejoice in that fact.
Not sure how many tv lovers are out there but you're lookin at one right now
One of my biggest reasons for loving tv is that it's mindless (except in Big Bang Theory where I actually do pick up a couple things haha) BUT since I just took a Biology test that I've been studying for for the last 4 days, I'm going to indulge in some good ol' tv
Thus, my second love: my dvr
Read on for my reviews (which there is some expertise to since I'm a senior year film student)

On the menu for tonight:

2 Broke Girls
How I Met Your Mother
Switched at Birth
New Girl

**NOTE: Spoilers Included**

Switched At Birth

First of all, Bay is such an unlikeable character. It seems to me that  everyone is trying hard to make it work and she isn't grateful at all. I understand that she think that her art deserves to be wherever she put it but it's time to be a little bit of an adult. She can't expect her dad to want graffiti on his place of business. Also, not claiming she's a Kennish? How hurtful to her family! I'm not really sure how I feel about the Bay and Emmett situation except that he seemed to have made her a better person, a more respectful person. The situation with Daphne and Angelo is hard because I totally understand where she's coming from, he's just trying so hard. But that's life and when you walk out on someone, they're bound to not forgive you. Regarding Regina, she's a badass. She always cuts in and does what she thinks is right. Her talking to Simone is a really interesting sub plot to the story.  What I like about Bay and John 's  relationship is that it's real. This happens between girls and their fathers. In this episode he says "I feel like I don't know you anymore". Crushing thing to hear, and these things get said. It's a sad part of life. Something that I really like about ABC Family shows is that it's honest about real life. Sometimes it's cheesy but it's real about family. 

How I Met Your Mother *Premiere*!!!

I am so excited for this premiere!! AHHH!! Can't believe how long I've waited for this moment! 
On to my review: 
Classic comedy that I love
It's great to see a premiere that keeps the classic humor alive. It's hard to wait for the same show you love all season to come back and it be changed but of course, Barney was boss, not to mention my favorite character. 
How amazingly beautiful. All I have to say is wow, wow, wow. My favorite shot is where the camera pans Ted's future wife and then where her face is, her yellow umbrella shows. 
This premiere was beautiful, perfect, and flawless. Can not wait for the rest of the season. I am reminded as to why this is one of my favorite tv shows of all time. (5 STARS)

2 Broke Girls *Premiere*


Same old humor. I think that some of the story lines are played out but whatevs. Still a good mindless television show. I do think that maybe they should do some stuff with the cupcake business instead of just constantly talking about it. And I didn't really understand Max's attracting/flirting thing with Caroline's dad. I'm hoping the rest of the season is a step up from the premiere.

New Girl *Premiere* & s02/ep02

Premiere Same good humor. It was nice to see some sadness in Jess. I know that's a weird thing to say but she is always so quirky and bubbly (which is a good thing) but it was good to see some more depth to the character. 
s02/ep02 Jess seemed a little bit more tame when she was talking to the guy in the bar. Usually, they show her being really out there and quirky but she seemed more tame with her conversation (not her climbing on her lap haha). I wonder if their feedback said that she needed to be a little bit more relatable or something but I think everyone can relate to her weirdness ha. "He wants to cook for me. Is there a hot way to say I don't feel sexy after I eat a lot of cheese?" hahahaha love it. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Alright kids, question for you:

Are you having problems with pinterest?

I started getting e-mails about people repinning something I pinned. 
When I opened the e-mail, I was confused because I had never seen the pin before in my life. 
It appeared to be a graph of jobs in America or something
I go on to my account and suddenly there are three new boards titled:
I love Money
 Strange because I've never made those boards and they all had that same picture
It said I had pinned it 10 hours ago
But I haven't been on my computer all weekend

Has this been happening to anyone else?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ugh..the Life of a College Kid

I haven't been able to post much. (Like at all)
And that's sad :(
Unfortunately for me, I have a HUGE test and a quiz today
A paper due next week
A Biology test on Monday
A Greek Mythology test on Wednesday

Needless to say, I'm freaking out a bit. 
If they could inject coffee straight in to my veins, I would oblige. 
I've felt so out of whack, not being able to do my usual routines
and part of my routine is connecting with you guys!

Can't wait until next week is over so I can:
-rejoice (for like a week and then I'm sure more stuff will be due)
-relax (it'll be needed)
& best of all...

Until then, if you don't hear from me, it's because I'm reading all sorts of nonsense, trying to figure out how to cram it into my brain, and drinking an ocean's worth of coffee. 

Midterms are gonna kill me

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Premiere: Bones


Bones premiered last night (I was so excited!)
We ended last season with Bones having to go into hiding
I liked the first episode of this season, starting off showing Bones with her baby as a blonde
Everything gets wrapped up quickly
Blah, blah, blah
Anyway, I thought that it was good. It was just kind of odd to me that everything got wrapped up really quickly
It was a big deal that she went into hiding and all of a sudden it's just all "Three Months Later"
It's kind of like they just changed their minds and wrapped it all up in the first episode
Needless to say, it looks like Bones will return back to the same story lines of them solving crime, which is fine
Just kind of odd to me
Still a good premiere and can't wait for the rest of the season
Also, so glad they had her dye her hair back
Bones as a blonde just doesn't work haha

Monday, September 17, 2012

Good Morning!!!

A lot of my friends (IRL) have asked me what my morning routine is because they feel like I always seem prepared and refreshed in the morning. If you've been a college kid, you know how challenging being refreshed and prepared everyday really is. So, I've told them and I thought I'd share with you! 

My secret: 
It's simple really. I make sure that I actually have a morning. I schedule my classes so that I don't have a  class before 12:30 pm. Sometimes my classes go later (that's mostly due to the fact that some reason the film department schedules our classes later in the day) but I like having a morning and then class in the afternoon and homework and relaxing at night.

My routine:

8:15 am
Wake up

8:30 am
I usually take Brennen to school/work in the mornings because he usually picks me up from school

8:45 am
Make coffee
Wash face

9:00 am
Watch Live with Kelly and Michael
Any homework that I need to finish before class
Pick up anything in room that needs to be
Check e-mail and facebook

10:00 am
Make bed
Get school bag ready

10:10 am
Begin work out

10:40 am
Make breakfast and eat it YUM!

11:00 am
Shower and get ready

11:30 am
Read outside

From then on out, I finish cleaning or finish homework. Everything isn't minute to minute, this is just a rough estimate of when everything gets done. I leave for class at 1:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to get to class at 1:55 (starts at 2)

Then I have class until 4!

TADA! My not so complicated but busy mornings laid out!

Happy Monday!

Unfortunately, no pictures of this weekend :/
I had a pretty good weekend.
Brennen and I headed down to Monument so he could meet my grandparents and I could hang out with them.
Everything went really well. 
On Saturday, we went garage sale-ing. (One of my grandparents faves)
I got three cameras at an estate sale for 30 bucks and two of them are vintage! 
I'll take a picture of them and post it because they are so unique and charming!
I got sick while at home and it was nice to be home because I actually had my mom around for once instead of being all adult and taking care of myself!
What did you do this weekend?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Beautiful, Crazy Life

1) When you're feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
I watch an episode of Friends or a Disney movie.
Then I ask Brennen for a BIG hug!

2)  If you had to live in a different time period which would you prefer?
Can I chose the future? 
I'm really interested to see how technology develops and how the world changes. 

3)  What is the most creative Halloween costume you've ever worn?
I've always wanted to be something super creative but in the end, I procrastinate to the point where it's something easy like hippie, indian, or gypsy. Last year though, I was Robin from Batman and Robin. 

4)  Five weird things about you we wouldn't know without being told?
This is a hard one. I feel like someone could figure everything out through observation. I'll just say those.
-I eat my red and green skittles last
-I watch a lot of reruns (Friends, Big Bang Theory, Gilmore Girls, What I Like About You, Sex and the City...)
-I know every single line to every single episode of Friends
-I eat vanilla icecream when I don't feel well...even though I'm lactose intolerant
-I eat miracle whip on all my burgers and I make special sauce for everything else with miracle whip and ketchup

5)  What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
Don't listen to other people. Be the wise person you know you are and really think about your decisions before you make them.

Happy Wednesday! 
Let's be friends :D

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today, I am such a sicky

I feel okay I guess...except for the fact that I can't breathe.
I have a test today AND today is my longest day of the week.
Not feeling good. Not happy.
Anyway, I'm watching Live with Kelly and Michael from my DEATHBED! 
I was wondering what you guys think about the choice for Michael as the new cohost...
Any thoughts?
Mine are: I think they're good together but I don't think he brings an awful lot to the table. Neil Patrick Harris was a lot better with her (obviously he can't do it) but I was hoping the person who did get the job was just as good. I like Michael but as a permanent cohost, I'm not completely won over yet.

Now, time for some lavender tea and staying in bed until the absolute last minute
Hope you're having a better Tuesday then me!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Are you as shocked about

 Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds as I am?

Get all the details HERE

For real.

I Have Something Scandalous To Say:

I don't like Mr. Big. 
I don't like that Carrie ended up with him.
I think he's an asshole who is only manipulative, chauvinistic, and arrogant. 
He never treated her right. 
And I think it's shitty that she ended up with him.

Exhibit A: Season 2/Ep 9

Don't you worry, I'll come up with more examples because trust me, there are many


What I'm Reading This Morning:

For some reason, I've been told that college kids don't read the news. 
I'm here to say, yes, we do. 
Some don't but generalizations just make people look foolish.
Should I say, all people that watch the news don't have fun? 
No, because that's a generalization.
So, I'm here to squander college stereotypes!

I walk every morning to the news stand down the block to get a FREE copy of The Colorado Daily
This is really about Boulder and our community. If you're a Buff, read this. It's awesome. 

Since this paper is very narrow to showing just the community I live in, I also:

Watch Live with Kelly and Michael to hear entertainment and other news 
I read the news on gmail when I check my e-mail

From gmail, these are the articles that are interesting to me today:

Link Up for the Day!

Covered in Grace

Welcome lovelies! 
Look around, read my about, and leave me a comment saying hello!
Have a wonderful Monday :D

Happiest of Mondays!

First off, the Broncos won!! Yay!! Such a good start for the season. And such a great redemption for Colorado since quite frankly, the Buffs have been sucking. (Super disappointing)
Secondly, I'm feeling great this morning! So many good posts are coming your way this week! I've thought up so many ideas and I'm excited to get them out there! 
I'm still doing the challenge except it's not 90 days as formerly stated, it's 120 days! Wow, what a challenge for me! I'm pretty sore but I love the feeling of getting in shape! 
Just a little preview as to what's coming this week:

1. TV Reviews (new episodes are coming!! Sooo excited. Probably too excited)
2. Book Reviews
3. Very First "Controversial Topic" post
The others I'll keep secret for now so I can develop my ideas better

But, for now, have the nicest of days today! 
It is so beautiful here in Colorful Colorado & sending love to each and every one of you no matter where you are! 


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social Time!

1. What is the name of your blog and how did you come up with it?? 
The Wild Ones
I came up with the name from the song, Wild Ones. 
These lyrics reminded me of my friends:
"I like crazy, foolish, stupid
Party going wild, fist pumping
Music, I might lose it
Blast to the roof, that's how we do'z it"
Just kind of described college and The Wild Ones is a perfect way to describe my group of friends

Also, a little unknown fact: my url isn't The Wild Ones because it is taken. That blog is about wild animals. Quite the opposite. SO, my url is the wild ones aswel because we're wild ones as well. It has one "l" because Brennen made it up one day and was always texting it to me as one word "aswel" so it's kind of an inside joke with Brennen and I.

2. What do you love the most about blogging?? 
Putting my ideas and pictures and everything in one place and other people appreciating it. 
I'm hoping that the more I blog, I'll make blogging friends. That would be amazing.

3. What are your 2 favorite posts you've written?

(Which was more written by my boyfriend but it was so cute!)
(my very first post!)

That's all for today folks! Have a beautiful Sunday and I'll see y'all tomorrow bright and early!

Confession: No One Tagged Me
I just wanted to join in on the fun!

Brennen keeps encouraging me that if people know more about me, then they would want to listen to what I say more. After all, are you going to listen to someone where you barely know anything about them? I wouldn't. So, here I'm going to tell you a little bit more about myself. 
 Don't wait for someone to tag you, you should join in too!

When was the last time you cried?
It's been quite a while actually. 
Usually, when asked this question then answer is one I can remember so I'm really happy that I can't!

Are you named after anyone?
My parents just really liked the named Rebecca. My dad had kind of wanted to name me Samantha so he could call me Sam but they settled on Rebecca. However, my middle name is Michelle and that's my aunts name (my dad's sister). They were really close when I was born. If I was a boy, my name would have been Michael Jennings Smith. Michael is a family name and Jennings is my mom's maiden name.

Do you have kids?
Proudly, no. I'm only 21 and not married. Many of my friends from high school have babies and aren't married or they are already married with babies. Great for them but I'm really enjoying living life solo (with Brennen of course haha)

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Everyone is different. There are a lot of girls that don't get along with me because I can talk to boys easily and they can't. I'm only that way because I have brothers who taught me the importance of knowing the rules of football. But I think that I'm a good friend. I'm a good listener and I try to be there for anyone who needs it.

Do you use sarcasm a lot?
At times. It's a good way to communicate with boys.

Will you ever Bungee jump?
I haven't done a lot of things like that but it depends on if I'm feeling adventurous at the time.

What’s your favourite cereal?
Apple Jacks or Cheerios

What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Appearance wise: their clothes
Personality wise: if they're nice

What is your eye colour?
Brown and sometimes green

Scary movie or happy ending?
Happy ending. I'm a sucker for those.

Favourite smells?
The ocean, rain, candles, a campfire, new car smell

Summer or Winter?
They both have their perks and by the end of both of them, I want the next one to come along.

Computer or television?
Both. Need them both.

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been away from home?
Europe. Such an amazing trip.

Where were you born?
Denver, Colorado!

Do you have any special talents?
Special? It sounds cheesy, but I can sense people's energies really well. 
I can tell what they need when they need it.

What are your hobbies?
Photography, reading, and blogging!

Do you have any pets?
They don't live with me, they live with my parents but they're the families dogs so they're mine too! 
There's Max and Rags. Click here to see picture of them. You won't regret it!

Favourite movie?
Titanic because it can make me cry every time. That is a movie well made. 
But, since I'm Disney obsessed, these are my favorite Disney movies:
One with a princess: Beauty and the Beast
One without a princess: Peter Pan

Do you have any siblings?
Yes! I have one older sister, Melinda and two older brothers, Matthew and Jeremy
Go to my about page (link above) to see pictures of Melinda and Matthew

That's a little more about me. I love sneaking in little bits so my readers can get to know me better and so that years from now, I can look back and see how I've changed. 
Hope you have the happiest of Sundays!

Movie Review #1: The Campaign

First, let me introduce you with the trailer and inform you that there are NO spoilers! The only thing featured in this post is the opinions of myself and my friends. 

Background Information:
Running time: 1 hour & 25 minutes
Made by: Warner Bros Pictures
Directed by: Jay Roach
Classified as: Comedy
Rated: R

Summary of Movie from Rotten Tomatoes: "When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: na├»ve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy. -- (C) Warner      Bros."
Our reaction to the trailer:
Brennen and I thought it looked pretty good. We like Will Farrell and Zach Galifianakis and so we knew that there would be nothing but hilarious lines in this movie. 
The actual viewing:
Brennen and I went with our friends Ryan and Amber after dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Tossa. All four of us agreed upon the same verdict: it was just okay. 
Our criticism points: 
#1: It was pretty long. Seeing as the movie is only 85 minutes, it isn't a good thing that all four of us thought that it was excessively long.
#2: It is a slapstick comedy. It is stupidly funny and a lot of people eat it up. I usually, am one of them. This movie wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. Yes, the ridiculous things that happen are funny but there are so many things that are so ridiculous that the movie becomes boring. It becomes predictable
#3: There is way more swearing then necessary. That is an opinion coming from college students. We swear, we hear swearing constantly. The music we listen to has it in it as do the movies but there was a lot of unnecessary swearing in The Campaign. 
Our praises:
#1: It did have its funny points. A lot of it was funny but I would say the majority of it, was not. Which was unfortunate because these are funny guys!
#2: Although entirely predictable, the ending had its redeeming qualities. But I'm a sucker for happy endings. 
It was okay. But with movie prices the way they are these days (almost 9 bucks WITH a student discount), the movie better be great! Personally, I get sick of the stupid comedy but I was with two boys who don't and they still found it boring at times and the swearing ridiculous. I would wait until it comes out on Redbox if you're curious but I wouldn't say that its worth the money.

Want a second opinion?

Rotten Tomatoes

Let's Get Down To Business!

First, Hello!! Happy Sunday! 
Sundays are my favorite :D

Let me start by saying that I am SO excited about the followers I have acquired
I love sharing what I have to say and I'm so happy that people enjoy what I have to say too
I only want people to follow me if they actually read the content of my blog
Don't feel obligated because I've followed your blog
I used to have a tumblr and it was all about people just following people to acquire numbers
I'm here to say, I don't care about numbers, I care about people
I would rather have the 9 followers that I have and actually interact with them then 4000 followers who just follow to follow
The blogs that I follow, I actually read
If you follow me, I am definitely going to check out your blog and more then likely, I'll follow but there are no obligations here and I love that! 
I love my followers and I want to interact with them on a personal level
I want them to be people I talk to not numbers on my home page


I have so many posts coming up so FYI: lots of The Wild Ones coming your way! 
I hope you all are having a wonderful and splendid Sunday!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok Thursday!

It's ok...that instead of watching the very long musical for class, I read the synopsis on Wikipedia

It's ok...that I always blog in bed

It's ok...that I'm excited that my blog is (slowly but surely) growing

It's ok...that I watch Friends reruns constantly (and know every word to every episode)

It's ok...that I'm excited for fall 

It's ok...that I now want to go on a shopping spree for fall clothes

It's ok...to not drink on Fridays in preparation for football on Saturdays

It's ok...that I really wish I didn't have to go to class

It's ok...that I'm taking cold medicine when I'm not even sick to prevent from catching Brennen's cold

It's ok...that the only football I care about is CU and the Broncos 

It's ok...to spend hours on Pinterest

It's ok...to look at shelter animals and want to adopt them even though I probably can't afford it

What's ok with you?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!!

I love...my boyfriend, Brennen. Man oh man is he amazing.

Photo: Go Rockies!

I love that the weather is getting cooler in Colorado

I love that my tv shows are coming back! (Reviews coming soon)

I love these boots

I love making new blogging friends!

The Boyfriend Tag

Hello, Hello! I saw this tag on I am Pisces and just had to join in the fun! Brennen is such a funny one with his answers and we got a few laughs with this post. His answers are correct-ish so I added in my own comments! Send me a link with your own The Boyfriend Tag post, I'd love to read 'em! Without further ado, Brennen:

1. She's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
(True! Friends is the best show ever!)

2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does she get on her salad?
"She doesn't get salad." 
(Semi-true but if I was getting salad, I would get Caesar or Blue Cheese)

3. Whats one food she doesn't like?
"Marinara Sauce"
(That's true but I don't know if that counts)

4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does she order?
"Malibu Bay Breeze or Water"
(Or Sprite)

5. What size shoe does she wear?
(More like a 10 but occasionally a 9 1/2) 

6. If she was collecting anything, what would it be?
"Disney movies, Harry Potter, Records, clothes, old books, books in general, Disney everything!"
(Okay, I think he was just listing things I like but I actually have a collection of records and old books so I guess he's right on this one too :) )

7. What is her favorite type of sandwich?
(So true)

8. What would she eat everyday if she could?
"Chicken nuggets and chips and BLT's or DP Dough"

9. What is her favorite cereal?
"Lucky Charms"
(Lucky Charms are okay but I think Apple Jacks or Cheerios are my favorite)

10. What's her favorite music?
"All kinds, oldies"

11. What's her favorite sports team?
"The Rockies"

12. Whats her eye color?
"Brown with gold in there. They turn green when you're tired too"
(So observant haha)

13. Who's her best friend?
(Haha, true)

14. What is something you do that she wishes you wouldn't?
(He's only a nagger sometimes and it's conveniently in the worst times to be one)

15. Whats her heritage/where she's from?
"English and Irish/Monument, Colorado"

16. You bake her a cake for her birthday, what kind of cake?
"Chocolate. You like all kinds of cake, you love cake!"
(I do love cake. I like yellow cake better though)

17. Did she play any sports?
"Yes, basketball and volleyball and horseback riding"

18. What could she spend hours doing?
"Watching tv, looking Disney things up on the internet, sitting on facebook, writing things on the blog, reading, just loving her boyfriend"
(By looking Disney things up on the internet, he means to apply for the Disney internship!)

19. What is one unique talent she has?
"Horseback riding, you're classically trained in Opera, does that count?"

Those were my boyfriend's answers. What are yours? Comment with the link to your Boyfriend Tag post!

Another Wednesday, Another Party!

So not only is this great because it's sent some traffic my way (slowly but surely!) BUT
I'm really hoping to start making some blogging friends!
I surf from blog to blog finding so many amazing bloggers, only to be intimidated!
I'm definitely the new kid on the block and I can't wait to see my blog grow and with it, friendships :)


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Weekend:


First Game of the season against CSU at Mile High in Denver. 
We lost :( but it was still lots of fun!
Sooo hot though


My parents went to the Obama rally!
I know it's not the best picture of him but I actually was closer then it appears in the picture but I got the best picture I could
We waited 5 hours for him to talk. Standing the whole time in 95 degree weather. 
I got a bit sunburned
So worth it!


Brennen and I went to Elitches with some friends
It was hot for some of the day but there was a cloud cover for a good portion of the day (Thank God!)
Here we are on the ferris wheel
So much fun!

It was a jam packed weekend but so much fun! 
It was a great hurrah to the end of the summer

What did you do for Labor Day weekend?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Not Sure How You Feel About Obama But...

If you click HERE, you get a free sticker. 

Whatevs, I like free stuff

[Don't judge]