What To Do When Nothing Is Working

As most of you know, I have high cholesterol. I talk about it all the time, “I can’t have cheese, I can’t have ice cream, anything else that tastes good, I can’t have it.” So I started on my journey to a healthier me. Well this is what I have to report after the 2…

My All Time Favorite Songs

Everyone has their own taste in music, mine happens to be a mashup of early 2000’s punk, rap, alternative rock, boy bands, and show tunes. Here’s a look into my ipod and what songs have gotten me to where I am today. (Not in any specific order) Early 2000’s (pop)-punk:  Fat Lip – Sum 41…

An Ode To: The Plain White T’s

The Plain White T’s are so much more than just that band that wrote “Hey there Delilah”. So we may never know what it was like in New York City, but what I do know is that this band was not a one hit wonder. Delilah (and rhythm of love, but that song sucked) was…

It’s All About Me

The about me section of any questionnaire, icebreaker, or profile is by far the hardest part. I’m a pretty boring person when I really think about it. I wake up every morning, drink my coffee, go to class, come home, and sleep. That’s about it. I can’t say that I’ve swam with dolphins or gone skydiving, I’m not…

My Return to The Xfinity Theatre

If you live in Connecticut you’ve been to the Xfinity Theatre. It’s like any other outdoor venue; dirt parking lots, lawn seats, and expensive beer. I would imagine the Xfinity Theatre is like the PNC Center in Jersey or the Jiffy Lube Theatre in Virginia. Outdoor concerts are a sign that summer has arrived. In high…

What it’s like Growing Up in Simsbury,CT

We all grew-up in different places; New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and then there’s Simsbury. It’s like a beach town with no beach; filled with Ma & Pa restaurants, countless ice cream shops, and Jeep Wranglers. If you grew up in Simsbury you know the story of the Pettibone Tavern, you know that…

Why Being Single Rocks

I’m always pestered with questions from my mom and grandma, “when are you going to get a boyfriend?” they ask. To which I respond, “I don’t want a boyfriend and I don’t need a boyfriend. I’m only 21.” For some reason that isn’t a good answer. My Bubbie (Yiddish for grandmother) encourages me to go…

Five Dollar Find

On my trip to Portland, ME this past weekend I was introduced to a piece of Portland treasure. While walking down Exchange Street I was flagged down by a couple in their 40’s. They yelled across the street to me, “have you been to this place?” they asked and pointed to a white door behind…

Why Taylor Swift is Wrong

In T-Swift’s latest hit, New Romantics, she preaches that the best people in life are free. I am here to say sorry Taylor, but you’re wrong.  The best people in life are not free, or at least that has been my experience. I have paid for my friendships long before joining a sorority. We all know…

5 Ways to Live a Happier Life

We all want to be happier in our lives. Whether you want to lose 10lbs, fall in love, or win the lottery, we all wish for something to make our lives better. I’ve found that there are 5 easy ways to live a happier life. Laugh more: Studies have shown that the more you laugh…

An Ode To: The Perfect Mix CD

For me, this trend still lives on, but for many, burning a CD is a lost art. Laptops don’t even have CD drives! You can’t burn a mix tape from your tablet and some cars are manufactured without CD players. The next generation won’t even know what CD stands for (it’s compact disc). What happens…

How to Land Your First Job

DISCLAIMER: I can’t tell you how to land your first job. I’m asking a question, not solving every college grad’s main problem. Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster, and Careers.com are all helpful tools for finding your first job. What these websites don’t tell you is how to gain relevant experience for your first job. I can search…