Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend

How is Thanksgiving over already?! I'm already looking forward to Thanksgiving food for next year. On Thanksgiving day, I had breakfast with Andrea at the truck stop, which I have not been to in so long!

Afterwards, I headed to my Aunt Julie's house for Thanksgiving with my moms side of the family. It was the typical family holiday where we all caught up with each other. My cousin Chris brought his new girlfriend and I actually liked this one! My mom brought up Trump, which was probably one of her worst ideas. It would have been fine if I wasn't there, because apparently I'm the only one that finds him to be a joke. Unfortunately, the family members that don't like Trump weren't were out of town so I was on my own. I did try to keep my mouth shut and let them say their jokes about liberals and millennials, but they crossed the line when they starting excusing his behavior towards women. It was a short lived conversation after that.

Brennan and I then went to my friend Carolyn's for another round of food. We had such great conversation about life and her kids kept telling us stories from their childhood which were hilarious.
Our time flew by and it was finally time to go shopping.
I ended up buying sheets with animals wearing glasses.
I blame the copious amounts of wine I had consumed at Carolyns for that one. 

On Friday, Sarah came over to watch the final four episodes of Gilmore Girls with Andrea and my sister. We consumed way too much food and alcohol during our six hour binge!
Sydney came to town afterwards and we all headed to De Pere to meet up with Emily and her friends.
At one of the bars "My Heart Will Go On" was playing and all of a sudden the music stopped. Everyone at the bar kept singing, until we realized that the actual music had stopped.
It was a movie like moment.
We randomly ran into Anthony and Clifton at another bar, which was a nice surprise!
My favorite part of the night was the fall that Sarah and I shared. 
I hope whoever was watching was entertained!
I'm sad to see another holiday in the books and I don't even want to think about returning to school.
Fortunately, I'm just that much closer to Europe!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gilmore Girls

*This post will probably make no sense to those that are not Gilmore Girl fans. It also contains a few spoilers so turn away if you are not a fan and/or haven't watched the newest episodes*

It has been almost ten years since Gilmore Girls ended its seven year run. I do remember catching glimpses of Lorelei and Rory on TV, but my love for them didn't start until my mom bought me the first season for Christmas a few years after the show ended. I was addicted from the start and luckily had an older friend who owned the rest of the seasons. I spent all my free time with the Gilmore Girls until I finished all seven seasons. Which was time well spent!

Lorelai will always be my favorite character, but it was Rory that I could relate with the most. At first Rory was older than me, eventually I caught up to her stages of life, which gave me a whole new perspective every time I would re-watch the show.  The show ended with Rory graduating from Yale, breaking up with her boyfriend, and beginning her career in journalism. I am graduating in a few months myself and the thought of entering a stage of life that I haven't seen Rory or Lorelai in bothered me more than it should have, but Netflix came to the rescue! They gave me another ten years, which fills the gap, because that makes Rory 32 and the show started with Lorelai being 32. It sounds dumb and not many people will relate, but even watching the previews for the new episodes made me giddy. I felt like I was about to see old friends/family for the first time in ten years. 

The new episodes were exactly what I needed in more ways than one. They were not perfect as evidence by that ridiculously long musical scene, but the story of Gilmore Girls has never been perfect. I mean it is about imperfect humans with messy lives, which makes me appreciate the not so great scenes at least a little, because that's life in general.

Rory's life is far from perfect and she does not have it all together. I ironically spent Thanksgiving talking with my friend Carolyn about how unsure I was about where I was heading in life. I normally have set plans and for once I don't have a set plan once I graduate. Rory just added to my conversation with Carolyn and showed me that it's okay not to have a plan, because life gets in the way of that plan any way. 

Lastly, I have been waiting to hear the last four words of the series since it ended. The creator of the show ended up leaving after season six, because of contract issues, so she didn't get to end the show how she wanted it. For years she has been talking about the last four words she intended to use, but never got the chance to do so, but would never tell anyone what they were! Well, we finally got them and I was pissed at first, but after thinking about it I think they made the story come full circle. Those last words allowed the show to close a chapter of the Gilmore Girls lives, which was the chapter that we have been watching all these years. Going back to the full circle idea, we already know the story of a single Gilmore girl raising a kid Also, while the show never does completely clear up Team Jess or Team Logan it made it seem like Jess is Rory's Luke and Logan is her Christopher and we know how that ends as well.

I'm content with the gift of these last four episodes, which is rarely the case when it comes to shows ending. As lame as it sounds I feel like I got to catch up with family and there's nothing better than that. I definitely felt like I got to come home again.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Week

I have all of Thanksgiving week off and it has been lovely so far! I had an exam on Friday and thought that I failed it. So I had plans to spend all of Thanksgiving break studying for the next exam, but then I found out that I passed so my plan went back to doing absolutely nothing all week. Brennan and I attended his friend Irene's birthday party, which involved a lot of drinking, dancing, and pizza consumption. I also spent a lot of time laying around, and Brennan forced me to watch the first season of Game of Thrones.

To make myself feel less lazy I have gotten a few odds and ends finished. I had Victoria buy my ticket to England for Christmas with her and Whitney! Apparently, your bank does not like it when your card numbers are being used in a different country. My bank has called me three times making sure that it wasn't a fraudulent purchase. So that has been fun. I also fixed two different pairs of pants that had holes in them. I'm such an adult!

The new Gilmore Girl episodes come out on Friday!! My friend Andrea and I have bought multiple bottles of wine and plan on ordering pizza for our six hour binge on Friday. We have been waiting a long time for this!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ticket to Europe

I officially bought my ticket for Europe! I'll be leaving on December 20th to go to The Netherlands to see Victoria. So far we have plans to spend Christmas in England with Victoria's friends family. We will be seeing Manchester, Yorkshire, and Leeds. We don't have any other set plans yet, but I'm sure there will be plenty more.

Whitney and I booked our tickets together so it will be nice to have a travel buddy for the journey there. Brennan, my boyfriend, is joining us January 10th. I get to travel around Europe with my best friend and my boyfriend. What can get better than that?

I just have to get through this awful semester!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I Want A Dyke For President

— “I Want A Dyke For President” (1992) by Zoe Leonard, artist, activist, member of Fierce Pussy

Friday, November 4, 2016

Ladies Night

When my friend Brittney texted me saying she wanted to have a girls night I was shocked!
It is almost impossible to get her out of her wife/mom/employee routine.
So I was down for whatever she had planned!
On Thursday, a group of us got together for sushi and copious amounts of alcohol.

After sushi, we didn't want to let a good buzz go to waste, so we walked to the Keweenaw for $7 fishbowls. Emily joined us there and got to meet everyone. I love when friend group get to mix and get along so well! 

Somehow Brittney and I got put in charge of picking out music on the jukebox.
We spent the majority of the time dying of laughter trying to chose songs.
Finding everything funny is one of my favorite parts of drinking.
We didn't even know half the songs that we picked, but the majority of them were a hit!
I would say we were successful. 

As the night went on our group got smaller, but the night keep getting better!
At one point I wanted to introduce Brittney and Monica to the rooftop.
It's a journey getting up to it, but the view is pretty great.
Brittney was the only one in a dress, but she hiked it up and made it to the roof with us!
That bar really needs to do something about making the roof easily accessible to drunk people.

Brittney surprisingly lasted until 1am even though she had to get up at 5am.
She definitely needed a night out and was taking full advantage!
After getting Brittney an Uber the rest of us went to another bar to continue dancing. 
Monica was the dancing queen and made sure that we stayed on the dance floor with her.
After bar close we got Toppers and headed to Emily's.
I barely remember what happened at Emily's, but there was a point where Emily fell when she was trying to walk around all of us. She wasn't wearing pants and just ate shit. I know I should be more concerned when people fall, but it is so funny!

The next morning I woke up to find that Kaitlyn had left me.
So Adam so kindly drove me home, while Emily struggled to get ready for work.
Drinking always sounds like a good idea, until you wake up hungover and realize you can't just waste a day laying in bed. 
Note to self: Never say yes to Kaitlyn driving.
I knew that it would be a fun girls night, but it definitely exceeded my expectations!
I love all the ladies in my life and bringing a group of them together is always a good time.