I ♥ New York

I’ve officially been living in Manhattan for almost 4 weeks and it’s been THE BEST THING IN MY LIFE. I basically get to do everything I’ve always wanted to do when I lived in the suburbs, which includes: walk to Soho, eat amazing food, visit my ladies at the Huffington Post, spend so much money, see celebrities, go to fun tapings, movies and concerts, and live as a strong, independent, sassy bitch. Also, I have to do a lot of school work, but don’t kill my vibe.

To be perfectly cliche, I’M LIVING OUT MY DAMN DREAMS. Hopefully soon Harry Styles will start cooking and cleaning and singing me to sleep in my dorm. Basically, anything can happen in NYC.

Here are some of my favorite things this month:

Say what you will about Kim and Kanye, but they are a POWER COUPLE and their combined style is amazing. F the haters.

“The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep.”

Buzzfeed had an accomplished bartender mix celebrity-inspired drinks. The Taylor Swift is on point.

Feeling oh so #blessed that I get to see the critically-acclaimed Whiplash at the New York Film Festival at the end of this month.

Here’s my take on the selfie: a selfie is the best kind of photo there is, primarily because you can manipulate the camera anyway you want to give you a picture that you’re happy with. People that talk shit about selfies probably just don’t know how to take a good one. Take as many selfies as your heart desires and never apologize!

Brangelina wedding is everything.

I started a new blog recapping every episode of Saved By The Bell. I only have one post as of right now (school is crazy busy) but hopefully this weekend I can get it fully up and running: http://www.bloggedbythebell.com

Last night we went into midtown, ate pizza, saw Ed Sheeran sing “Don’t” live at Radio City Music Hall (my first time ever being there!) and then basically had a night of exploring. New York City is kinda pretty I guess.

I know I blog about him a lot, but Dane Dehaan is on a different damn level as Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings.

Matty Healy from The 1975 is one of the most earnest and giving performers. Also he’s drunk as shit and he sounds *amaze* on one of my fave tracks, “Talk”. I swoon.

Last week I met Michael Cera after seeing his Broadway debut, This is Our Youth. It was nice. I’m in love with him.


Tonight I was lucky enough to get tickets to a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman! They made it very clear to us that it’s a big deal to go at this point since it’s Dave’s last season, and not even they know when his last show will be. It was so funny, he’s an incredibly awesome guy, and I got to see my love Mindy Kaling in the flesh. Overall 10/10, would recommend.

“Don’t let people cast you as a side character in your relationships, in your jobs, in your life.”

Get this shit away from me.

My personal mantra

Chris Pratt is my everything, and Guardians of the Galaxy was the film of the damn summer. Don’t ever fight me on this.

Everything has changed and yet I am more me than I’ve ever been. – Iain Thomas


October should be better than this

Fall is a great time. I’ve consistently considered it one of my favorite seasons, and always look forward to going football games and drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes and eating caramel apples and doing various other autumnal activities.

But this year just…sucks. There is nothing! Football games make me seriously consider drinking Tide and letting death come slowly. Coffee makes me sick, so the PSL is out. Caramel apples are just too messy and annoying. And before anyone starts preaching to me that I could go to haunted houses or do other “Halloween-oriented” things, save your breath — I’m scared of EVERYTHING and I’m nearly 18, so trick-or-treating is a big NO.

It could be all the looming college stress that is turning me into a real, walking, human-size version of Grumpy Cat, or it could be the crippling Senioritis that is plaguing me (at a completely inappropriate time, considering I still have no idea where I’m going to school). I think I’m very “done” with the whole idea of high school and the unfortunate social hierarchy that unavoidably screws everyone up emotionally. It could be due to the fact that a new One Direction CD is coming out, and I’m anxious about whatever they’re doing (aside note: it sucks enough to be worried about your own life constantly, and to add the pressure of worrying about 5 other individuals who in no way reciprocate this concern is TIRING).

Life is freaking me out. It’s weird to be old and have to make these decisions, especially since I thought I would just go to the same college Tia and Tamera went to on Sister, Sister (UMichigan, for the idiots who didn’t watch Sister, Sister). Realizing you have to find a school with a “perfect fit” that matches your GPA and ACT score and resume is painful. But all of my applications are in, and I’m still eating too much Chipotle, and I’m still spending my Saturday nights alone, watching DATELINE: What Would You Do? on YouTube, so I guess I’m coping.

I’ve really tried to turn to positive things in my life that make me happy, because I’m pissed off way too much. These things include, but are not limited to:


8tracks is a homework essential — this playlist is especially great.







EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift leaves a photoshoot in New York City




This gets me amped up and ready to face a day tear-free (or at least a minimum of 10 minutes of tears)


Other notable things to check out include:

“AM” by the Arctic Monkeys, “Pure Heroine” by Lorde, and the self-titled 1975 album.

The Mindy Project — extremely underrated, hilarious and smart show.

– The 2013 remake of Carrie — Not a huge scare, but Ansel Elgort is charming and New York and perfect. He’s worth the $183982489 it costs to see a movie.

Zac Posen‘s spring 2014 collection — there are too many good looks to attach here. Same goes for Elie Saab.

– I’m so late on this one, but upworthy.com has made my Facebook feed so much better. Like them for neat, philanthropic (and sometimes philosophic) stuff.

– Making a Christmas List — it’s NEVER too early to start putting together things you want.

– Snapchat stories — it’s this new stalking device that is equal parts informative and infuriating. I DON’T WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE FOR 20 SECONDS, BUT OKAY.

I’m trying to get better at this whole “blogging” concept, so hopefully this was a more entertaining and stimulating post than the normal ranting I usually do. My life has taken a lot of weird and unexpected turns this year, but it’s comforting to know that I still get heart palpitations from Zayn Malik’s tattoos.

If you’re a kind-hearted kid and would like to comment, that would be great. If you’re angsty and would like to read and sulk in silence, then that’s cool too.