“School Spirits”

So my school was on TV last night. Not winning any awards or recognition for something academic or athletic related… but for its ghosts. Now, anyone that goes or went there knows there are ghost stories abounding on the campus. The Blue Lady, Mozart, Keene Hall 16th Floor, Sullivan, Burnam basement, etc. So I’m not really sure why ghosts had to be invented. 

Recap: The premise of the show is that they follow a students’ story. In this case, some girl named Becca. Becca moves in her freshman year and starts seeing ghosts everywhere. She gets scared. Her roommate sees ghosts and moves out. A girl named Stephanie from her classes believes in ghosts. She goes to her, Stephanie tells her to move. She magically can only move in with Stephanie. Stephanie gets pushed down the stairs by a mean ghost. Becca’s mom gets pushed by the same mean ghost. Some bloody ghost keeps following her and her friend Nick. The ghost says “Someone has been murdered.” The girls (Becca and Stephanie) walk back to campus through the woods and the ghost appears making them turn around. They see some guy chasing them and make it back to their dorm before he can hurt them. Stephanie and Becca become best friends.

So here’s my (not so) extensive list of everything wrong with this show: 

  • The “ghosts” mentioned on the show don’t exist on campus. They’re made up. 
  • They didn’t film on EKU’s campus, therefore it was all wrong.
  • There are no woods by campus.
  • There was no murder “by campus” in Spring 2011. 
  • There was also not a problem of a man stalking girls in Spring 2011. We had a flasher instead. Maybe the girls were confused.

Now, I’m not saying this story isn’t real… but seeing my school through this show’s light was not flattering. 

Friday Four

1. I’ve started calendar journaling. I take 2-3 minutes and write down what I do every day.

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2. Orientation this weekend. First day was a success.

3. I’m not killing my plants and they’re growing!! This is huge for me!

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4. Project Runway started back last night. I would like all of Michael Kors clothes and Tim Gunn to live in my closet. Amazing!!!

Adair County Fair

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When in Rome, you do as the Romans do. Therefore, to the demolition derby I went.

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Friday Four

1. While I love checking out books from the library, nothing makes me sadder then when I recheck out a book I’ve already read because I can’t remember. I have a tendency to read so many books.

2. Today was a shopping day. I found a great haul of sweaters which I can’t wear for another 4 months… but that’s okay. They’ll be waiting!!

3. Starbucks Iced White Mocha (skim milk, no whip) add coconut. Day Maker, Life Changer.

4. Healthy Choice Frozen Greek Yogurt. Yum. 100 calories for a container.

 

Also, most of my posts are about food… so don’t read this blog hungry!

I wish it was Sunday… that’s my fun day.

Kiss: Having leftover vacation days at the end of the year so I can work four days a week (or less) for the last three weeks of June. Amazing!

Diss: 100+ degree heat. Can you say melting?! It was literally 100 degrees at 8 p.m. Also, I had a wedding and it is impossible to look presentable when your make up drips off your face and your dress sticks to the largest part(s) of your body. 

Kiss: Friendships that stand the test of time. The ones where you can be apart for a year or more but pick up exactly where you left off. I seriously forget how incredibly precious those friendships are.

Diss: Not detailing every (embarrassingly college) story I had. Reminiscing this weekend made me wish that I had kept detailed notes. Some of the stories are hysterical and I had totally forgotten them!

Kiss: I found this article: http://jonesdesigncompany.com/create/how-to-create-fake-calligraphy/

And it has changed / inspired my doodling life. 

Diss: It’s Monday and I did not sleep well. I predict an early night (after the Bachelorette of course!)

Craft Wars Ep. 1

Okay, the premise of this show is that they have two rounds to create the best things and the winner gets $10,000. AKA Cupcake Wars hosted by an eternally preggers Tori Spelling who now has a jewelry line.  I would want to be on this show just to put items from the craft closet under my shirt.

They claim this will be vicious. The only injury I’ve ever had is a glue gun burn.

The first challenge they have to create a duffel bag out of sports equipment. They have one hour. Everyone is using cheer leading uniforms. Lame. Also sewing under pressure is how you ruin sewing machines. Not that I know from experience… Never use spray glue plus a sewing machine. Christy made a bag out of fabric with the equipment added in. Tracy put a tennis racket on the bottom so your stinky stuff can air out. Weird. Also your bag is TENNESSEE ORANGE and that is a God awful color. Cheryl : your duffel bag is crap because you didn’t finish it or construct it well. Those black belts from karate are awful. XOXO Tracy and your orange bag is dunzo.

Round 2 is called the Master Craft Challenge. They bring out more school supplies than a classroom can use in a year. You have to make a playhouse in five hours. Cheryl wants to create details and a barn. Christy wanted to make a bus… and this girl uses modge podge aka my favorite thing. And Christy used chalkboard paint – another love.

In the end, both of the play houses were cute. Cheryl created a barn and Christy created a school bus. The barn is for the OCD child that wants to keep everything neat and pretty…. the school bus is for the rest of the world. I could totally play in the barn and be fine. That being said…. I would want to have my friends over to school bus.

These judges are sass-tastic. Love them. Especially Stephen. =) Hey, I don’t know you, you’re on TV, you wear bowties so call me maybe.

Cheryl won. She didn’t finish her bag in the first challenge and didn’t finish the inside of her barn play house. Aka quitters are rewarded.

TLC has created a show similar to the show Four Weddings called Four Houses. I want no one going through my house looking and judging. Kthanksbye.

 

Fav. Quotes of the Night:

“Judges hate glue strings” – FYI everyone hates glue strings!

“Crafting is about details”

 

Here’s the thing this show is basically the same concept as all the Food Network competitive shows (Sorry TLC but it’s true).

Is this a show that I liked? Yes – it was very easy to become invested.

Is this a show I will watch again? Probably it’s fun.

Is this a show I will feel obligated to watch every week? Definitely not. I’ll watch if I remember and I have an awful memory.

L is for the way you 6 Look at Me…

I would have done something cute about their location but not only can I not spell it but I can’t really tell you anything about it. And while I could pull an Emily and buy a guidebook or google it, let’s be honest… I don’t really have time for all that. 

So Arie had the first one-on-one date and the Bachelorette producers promised that the first 30 minutes would be drama. And, again, they weren’t. So while it’s possible that Emily is so nice that she can’t cause drama or this season is really just boring, all I know is that I didn’t really pay attention. Why may you ask? Because Arie dated the producer before Emily ever considered reality TV and it was not serious. AKA a non issue in my book. But whatever.

There was a 3 on 1 date, Doug, Chris and Sean. Basically Emily felt bad keeping Doug away from his kid and sent him home. Then Sean got the group rose which made Chris angry. Also, Sean apparently didn’t get enough time with Emily so at some point he and I quote “runs around town yelling her name until he finds her.” 

John got a one-on-one which was just awkward in general. You knew this was not going well when he couldn’t even close the lock on the bridge.

Also – why all these love things? Lock on the bridge, wish in the love wall, love clock thing… That’s just awkward when you send them home! You’re asking for heartache.’

Jef got a one-on-one involving puppets and making out on a library floor. Yeah – no one else in the world would put those two together.

Emily decided she didn’t need a cocktail party… And was down to her last rose (Sean was safe, Jef and Arie have roses) when Chris “needed” to talk to her. AKA make a fool of himself begging her to keep him. So Wolf/John got set home. 

Which should surprise no one. Who is going to marry someone named Wolf?!

Next week – hometowns! This should be fun. Is Ricki going to hometowns? Will it be the most dramatic rose ceremony ever? (Again). Will Emily finally be mean? (Doubt it). 

According to the Previews, she cries a lot. This could be interesting.

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