Weekly Whine: Public Transportation

Have you guys ever seen the Buzzfeed series Whine About It? There’s no grand illusion, the name says exactly what the series is about. Every week the host chooses a topic and essentially “whines” about it for 5 minutes.

While I try my hardest to be a generally positive person, sometimes you just need to blow off some steam and go on a rant. What better platform to do this than a personal blog? Maybe I’ll start a series about things that make me happy so I can bring peace and balance to this lil blog. We’ll see.

As the title suggests, today I’m going to do a little compilation of complaints about taking public transportation 98% of the time. I will be airing my grievances in a visual manner, and by that I mean pairing them with the perfect gifs.

That feeling when…

Your bus tracker was wrong, and you miss the bus by 20 seconds. There isn’t another one for 23 minutes.

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When people won’t move away from the train doors, even though there is a TON of space in the aisles.  

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When a fellow Public Transportation peasant feels the need to call everyone in their contacts.

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How you feel when there is approximately 2 inches of free space and someone comes in with their giant ass backpack. PUT IT ON THE GROUND!

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When someone sharts during rush hour commute. 

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Any fellow public transportation users? Please share your grievances!

 

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Happy Birthday to Me: 23!

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I’ve mentioned it a few times on here, but I am lucky enough to call myself a twin. There are a lot of perks to having a person who shares your DNA, your face, and YOUR BIRTHDAY! I don’t know if you all have realized it, but no one is quite as excited to celebrate your birthday as you (duh). BUT when you have a twin, they are equally as excited as you! Double the birthday, double the fun – ya know?! For this post I want to do some reflecting, and give you 23 life lessons I’ve learned in my lifetime.

  1. Stop comparing yourself to other people.
  2. Appreciate the things people do for you. 
  3. Make new friends.
  4. Put an effort to keep in contact with the people you enjoy being around. It’s worth it.
  5. Try really hard to be optimistic. (forever working on this)
  6. Radiate good vibes and positive energy. ~channelling inner flower child~
  7. Take pleasure in little moments.
  8. Be silly.
  9. Learn constantly, about lots of things. 
  10. Have an opinion.
  11. Speak your mind (but don’t be an asshole about it).
  12. Stop worrying about how much you weigh.
  13. But take care of your body. Run around, eat some veggies, and call it a day.
  14. Be nice.
  15. Keep problems in perspective. Lots of things aren’t as bad as they initially seem.
  16. Stop worrying, no one really has their shit figured out.
  17. Social media is a highlights reel. 
  18. Take candid pictures.
  19. Clothing: invest in staples, bargain shop for trends.
  20. Don’t apologize for liking the things you like.
  21. Be open to new things.
  22. Go on adventures: big & small.
  23. Remember that relationships are the most important things of the human experience. 

I hope this list can inspire you, if even just a little tiny bit. And I’m going to do my best to take my own advice. 🙂

Here’s to another great year!

My 5 All-time Favorite Reads

I grew up doing those little library summer reading programs where you get little prizes for reading “x” amount of books, when the summer ended I continued reading for rewards during the school year with the infamous Pizza Hut Personal pizza reading program. But now, at the ripe old age of 22, I read because it’s actually fun. So I guess bribing kids to read with pizza, and cheap toys really does fuel a lifetime love of literature.

I’m going to be real with you, my reading preferences are pretty superficial. I enjoy classic YA novels, murder mysteries, and dystopian societies. To each his own, ya know? So let’s get this list started with some 

*1 sentence summaries*

#5 Harry Potter Series  (HP & The Prisoner of Azkaban if I HAD to choose)

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HP thinks he’s going to be killed by a murderous man, but alas, the wizarding world is chuck full of surprises for lil old Harry & his friends.

#4 Looking for Alaska

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Dweeby boy goes to a boarding school and meets the coolest most mysterious girl, the entire book is written in countdown form [super unique].

#3 Gone Girl

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2 perspectives, 1 hubby, 1 wifey, 1 murder & 1 million twists.

#2 The Language of Flowers

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Really cool story of a jaded girl who finds herself in a sticky situation & explains her thoughts and feelings through flowers; told by a series of flashbacks.

#1 Sharp Objects

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A reporter returns to her spooky hometown, controlling mother, and bitchy teen sister, all while people are showing up murdered.

3 Things I Would/n’t Change

I know, I know, I know. You should love and accept exactly who you are. Whether that be your looks, personality, intelligence, job, or whatever. But don’t we all have those few things about ourselves that we wish we could just change? I sure hope I’m not the only one…

/// 3 Things I would change ///

1. My body type

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UH DUH. Pretty sure everyone has things about their body they would change. Mine would be my frame. As told to me by scientific proof (measuring the distance between my elbow bones), I have a wide body frame. I’d definitely opt to change that one. Gimmeee those long ass legz plz.

2. My anxiety

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I worry. I worry a lot, a lot. So much so that it gets a bit annoying. For example, I have to check my purse for my wallet multiple times, or know where my keys are if I wake up at 3AM. I don’t think I have OCD, but I definitely am a bit of a worry wart. I try to chill. To get perspective, but sometimes I just wish it came more easily to me.

3. My bank account

money

How cool would it be to not have to worry about money, ever?! You could buy everyone you love presents, or donate to charities, and I’m not trying to go all Mother Theresa on you because obviously you could also spend a shit ton on yourself. The idea of being able to live without constantly thinking about income would be really neat.

/// 3 Things I wouldn’t Change ///

1. My Relationships

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I’ve really lucked out in this category. I have great friends, family, and even an awesome boytoy friend. I wouldn’t trade them for any of the above.

2. My Work Ethic

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Holy Sh*t guys I am a hardcore worker. Focused, determined, and a self-starter, not to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT. Just for proof: I graduated top of my high school class #3 & I graduated from university in 3 years, with 2 degrees, and the highest honors.

3. My Language

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After spending a year living abroad in Spain, more on that to come in the future, I am so grateful/happy/#blessed to be a native English speaker. It really is the language of the world, of business, of travel, and media. So I’m pretty pumped I understand and speak it nearly perfectly.