I figured starting off the first round of blogs of the new beginning with a Coffee Break was appropriate. For those of you who don't know the Coffee Break series is where I do most of my chatty type blogs. Such as whats going on in my life, things I want to talk about, or just where I come to just get things off my chest. Kind of like an open journal just with out the really personal stuff.
Before I came back and started writing again I wanted to take some time and redo the website in a whole. Each page has a new banner attached to it aside from my 3 *yes there's 3* Paris In My Pocket pages. I also have a new layout as well as home page. Which most of you might not have even noticed, because lets face it how many people actually go to the home page of a website anymore? As for the blog part of the website I'm still working with ideas on what to put on the side. The small calendar might not stay and I know for a fact that the old pictures of me at the top will be replaced. I just need to find the right ones first.
Thursday's blog post will be the long awaited throw back Thursday to my Spring Break trip to New York. It will be chocked with details of what happened during the day as well as pictures. Some of you might think that it's been too long for me to remember everything that happened on that trip. Fortunately I'm the type of person who likes to take pictures of everything as well as keep small notes on my phone of things I want to remember to talk about in my blog. I also took videos that I'm not sure will make it on here anytime soon. So trust me when I say this is one blog you don't want to miss.
Speaking of pictures I have recently taken my photography more seriously and started my own photography I guess you would call it business. It is called TrickShot Photography. Because lets face it I have to get my nickname on everything right? I have an Instagram set up so far, I want to add some pictures on here as well as make a separate website all together for my photography. I will still be doing fun things like my photo challenges *new one coming soon* and Paris In My Pocket. I just wanted to branch out more and do portraits and other such things.
I have a couple of Connor and Morgan stories I also want to get on here soon. I have a bunch of different story ideas bouncing around in my head. But I don't want to put anything on here until its all officially finished. I don't want to do one of those "come back next week for part 2" stories because I wouldn't be able to promise when each part would be out. So for now the stories that I put on here will all be short stories. That I like and hopefully you all like as well.
Thank you for sticking it with me threw this not so planned break. I hope you guys plan on sticking around for what is next.
XO That One Girl
I haven't posted a blog on here since the day I landed in New York. I actually started writing a New York blog when we got back. Unfortunately just a couple weeks after returning home I hurt my back at work and wasn't able to do anything but lay down. So writing was put on hold. After I was healed up school consumed my life. I spent majority of my life either in class or in tutoring for hours on end. And that's not an exaggeration. I kept intending to come on here and post something, anything to let you all know I wasn't giving up on here. But I didn't have the time I wanted to do everything I know needs to get done. So today I carved some time out of my day made some coffee and sat my butt down at my laptop to give you all an update.
Like I said a ton of things have to happen on here. Such as a revamp of the banners and home page. As well as some updates to a few neglected pages such as my photos and the baking section. I made a list of things I know I want to get done in the next couple weeks. I hope you're all as excited about the return as I am.
My packing is officially done. It took me a lot longer than it should have to be honest, but that's only because I left all of my laundry until the last minute. I also had to make an emergency run to the store and buy new headphones because I totally smashed mine tonight. In the end the list has been checked and triple checked.
Now is the chill time before I get onto the shuttle to the airport at 3 am. I'm currently sat here watching season 8 of Grey's Anatomy, for those of you keeping score at home that is 3 more seasons sense the last coffee talk. Yes I know I'm addicted. I have it playing in the background all day. Season 6 was my least fav so far and I will full on admit that I am not a fan of Teddy. I tried giving her a shot but she really just pisses me off.
I know I said I would probably watch Grey's on the plane but I ended up buying a book instead. I bought the first official Stranger Things novel. It's called Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond. The story takes place in the summer of 69 *Que the song.* Terry Ives is set out to uncover the mysteries of the new Government experiment MKULKTRA in Hawkins Indiana run by Martin Brenner. While she is fighting against Martin *aka PaPa* she meets 008. I am so excited to start reading this book. I snatched up the last copy and couldn't be happier about it.
If you would like to keep up with my goings on in New York keep an eye out on my Instagram I will be posting stories and pics all week. As well as vloging as much as I can for everyone to see.
XO That One Girl
It has been forever *insert Squints voice over here* sense I've done a reaction post to something. I keep intending to do them but end up putting them off for one reason or another. I used to really like doing these GIF reactions and it was something that you guys had told me you liked as well. So today instead of talking about the New York trip *again* I thought we would switch it up and do a reaction post to the new Stranger Things season 3 trailer that dropped yesterday. So with out further blah blah blah... Lets do go.
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Hey that one fam I know its been a few weeks sense my last post, this month has been both the longest and busiest I have had this year so far. My niece's wedding was a lot of fun she looked so beautiful. The whole wedding was really unique and a perfect reflection of her style. She really did have the greatest group of girls standing up for her that day. All though I might be a little bias.
School has been crazy this past week. Everyone is basically running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get ready for finals week. I spent a good part of my week finishing up a 250 point paper for my Cultural Anthropology class. I wasn't too sure about this class in the beginning but I've really learned to enjoy it. I have been thinking of taking anther Anthro class next year. I have one final next week and then its off to spring break.
When I haven't been studding for finals or getting ready for New York I have been strangely addicted to Grey's Anatomy. In fact it has taken me forever to get this blog post typed out because I keep getting distracted by season 5. I had been a fan of the show before but not an avid watcher. *If that makes sense.* A couple weeks ago I wanted to put something on as background noise while I was doing homework and decided on Grey's. I haven't been able to stop watching it sense. At this point I have a feeling that I will probably be watching it on the plane. I don't have much to complain about when it comes to this show. Except the fact that they should have done a little bit more research into Izzy's story line before they shot the episodes. I live in the town her character is from. I have lived here my whole life, there is no pregnant girl class at the high school pregnant girls go to class like everyone else. The trailer park she is from is technically not a trailer park its a camp ground. But other than that everything else seams to be spot on.
New York is officially 9 days away! I have already started packing. Not a whole lot just the accentuates and an outfit I plan on wearing when we go to see Chicago. I haven been trying to keep any eye on the weather app to see what it will be like when we go. The weather wont make up its damn mind first it was snowing then it was raining and now its going to be sunny. My plan is to just pack for every type of weather I just hope there is no snow.
XO That One Girl
It's official I'm going to New York! I payed for my plane ticket and hotel yesterday. I'm so excited *and to be honest a little nervous* for this trip. We leave on the 26th of March.
The first hurtle has been jumped. Now to go threw the next hoop. Paying for the food, sight seeing, and shopping. I've asked for more hours at work between now and the day my flight leaves. I am praying that I get more than just 10 hours a week. A friend of mine is letting me do a days work around her house for some money. But I still need some help I am keeping my go fund me open. I don't need the full 2000 that the page is asking for. Anything you can donate and I mean anything would help out SO much. I mean hey 10 bucks could get me a slice of pizza. I don't like begging but this would help out tremendously. Please click here and donate. Please don't just share the page I really could use the help.
This weekend my oldest niece *who is 26* is getting married. I can't wait to stand beside her as one of her bridesmaids and watch her marry the man of her dreams. I got to have one of those rare close relationships with my niece. We grew up together I got to see her become a kick ass women and mother and now I get to watch her become a wife. I'm very happy for her.
I'm currently revamping the website. I really like the new theme I have going. One of the things I plan to do is bring back the baking section. That has always been one of my favorite parts of the website. Keep a look out for new cookie, cupcake, and copycat recipes very soon.
When I go to New York I'm bringing my Eiffel Tower along with me to take some Paris In My Pocket pictures, as well as taking pictures everywhere we go on the trip of people places and things. I will be vloging the whole trip as well so keep an eye out for that as well. On that note I hope everyone has a great week.
XO That One Girl
Hey guys sorry its been so long a lot has been going on personally. One thing I have been focused on is trying to raise money for my trip to New York. The dead line is vastly approaching and spots are filling up fast. This week I am going to head around to local businesses and ask for sponsorship. Hopefully we have enough people around here who would want to help.
It's been hard because I only work 5-10 hours a week and that barley gives me enough to pay my phone bill. I still have my go fund me page up so if you would like to donate to that any little bit will help. Just click here. The whole trip is out of pocket I have to pay for the room and plane ticket, as well as help pay for transportation to and from the airport, and food and anything else that I have when I am there.
We will be there for 5 days we have so much planned to do.
*Travel day arrive at 4 pm
*Explore Time Square/Eat out
*Take group photo
*Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island in the morning
*9/11 memorial in the afternoon
*Theatre in the evening (optional your choice)
*Metropolitan Museum of Art or MOMA in the morning
*Central Park in the afternoon
*Theatre in the evening Chicago (if you want to)
*Empire State Building in the morning
*Greenwich Village in the afternoon
*Theatre in the evening (optional your choice)
*Return back to the hotel
*Fly home at 7 pm
This is a trip of a life time. I would *figuratively* kill to go on this trip. I have wanted to go to New York sense I was really little. I have a feeling this could be my only chance. Please help me out and give what you can. And if you know of anyone else who would like to help out please pass this along to them. I have to pay by the 25th of this month.
XO That One Girl
I'm not one to ask for help with certain things, I normally like to do things on my own. Unfortunately this is something I haven't been able to do on my own.
For those of you who don't know I am the publicist for the Centralia College Theatre Club. This year the Theatre Club is sponsoring a Spring Break trip to New York. We will be seeing a Broadway play as well as going to places like Brooklyn, The MOMA, Greenwich Village among other things,
New York has been a dream of mine sense I was little. I've always wanted to see Time Square and find the Alice In Wonderland statue in Central park as well as see a Broadway play, The down payment for this trip is 900 dollars. My hours have been cut way down at work. I'm currently trying to get another job before the trip, but so far I haven't had any luck. We have to pay the 900 by February 25th. If I can't get the money in by then I will not be able to go on this trip.
I started a Go Fund Me page before Christmas to help raise money so I can go on this trip. So far I haven't been too successful with it. I'm writing this to ask if anyone in the That One Fam can help donate to my trip. You don't have to donate a huge amount what ever you could give I would be so grateful for.
When I am on the trip I plan to vlog the whole experiences and share it on YouTube as well as my blog so that it will be just like you were on the trip with me. I will take tons of pictures as well as Paris In My Pocket pictures. I have so many plans for that series. The Eiffel Tower at the Statue of Liberty,On the top of the Empire State Building, In Time Square, At the Theatre etc. Paris Takes New York. Would be so much fun to do,
This trip doesn't happen often. Most of my friends from the Theatre Club will be graduating this year and I would love to be able to have this experience with them.It would be the trip of a life time and a dream come true.There are only 20 people who can sign up for to go and the spots are filling up fast.
Please help me tick this off my bucket list. It would mean so much if you could donate and pass along my Go Fund Me page and help me encourage others to donate as well. Please click here to donate. Thank you.
XO That One Girl