Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Last week of Hell

It is finally here!
For college students (that would be me), it is the last week of classes then it is the dreaded finals week of hell. I'm sure everyone is not entirely the happiest they've ever been these two weeks.

 I mean, Lindsay doesn't seem ecstatic for finals.

  Finals week welcomes you like the devil welcomes you to the fiery pits of hell--a diabolical smile with the knowledge of your utmost upcoming torture.

 Okay. This guy had different intentions in Hocus Pocus.

If you catch my drift...

Now the commencement of torture for finals week, but it doesn't have to be ALL that bad. Here are some tips to lesson the stress during these next couple weeks for students: 

1. Exercise! I know for me personally, exercise is a wonderful way to de stress. It releases some happy hormones or whatever they're called. Either way, exercise is a plus. 

2. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals. I know, it is so goddamn tempting to snack for 3 years on that bag of potato chips (not that it would take that long, those bags are half air), but you must resist!

3. Do not forget to take a couple study breaks. I don't know how people can study for 6 hours straight without wanting to tear their eyes out, but in any case, always give your brain a break. Do a something for a half hour such as going on a walk, write [kind of like what I'm doing right now (mind blown)], or simply just knit or something. I don't know what you people do for fun.
There are several more pieces of wisdom I could bestow upon you, but I will leave my advice at that. Mostly because I highly doubt any of you want me to keep rambling on.

Study on folks! You can do this!

Just do it

Thursday, November 19, 2015

 Tis' the Season of Bloating and Food Comas

Ah yes, Thanksgiving is t-minus one week from today. Yes, it is already Thanksgiving time. It is time for over eating, over drinking, and lots of questions from your family that you must answer about 50 times throughout the entirety of the day. 

I think my favorite time of November though is the two weeks between November 1st and Thanksgiving. Now, it sounds insane because nothing interesting happens then besides the bi-polar weather (& Veteran's Day). The reason why I enjoy those two weeks is because I enjoy seeing the incredibly anxious Christmas celebrators who decorate on November 1st and start their Christmas caroling immediately following taking down their Halloween decorations. Fal la la la la it is Christmas time 

In contrast, there is so "Bahh humbug" people who just can't quite get into spirit. In other words, these are are the bitter people who rant on social media about how it is not "Christmastime" and there is still Thanksgiving, blah blah. The clashing between both sides is purely entertaining. 

Remember though, no matter what ANYONE says, there is time at any time of the year to watch "Elf." 
Everyone on Thanksgiving^
See a bit of both holidays? Compromise.

Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas ***pause for angry rants about how it is not Christmas yet. 
 I'll leave you with some nice Christmas spirit from Miley.
Looks like Santa is drinking a lot of Eggnog there.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Here is some inspiration to keep everyone's hopes up on this beautifully cold and rainy day..

Remember whenever you are down and you just have no motivation to be productive, you have to: 
Just do it,
& don't let your dreams be dreams. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloweekend to an End

All the pumpkin picking pictures, the spooks, and the awkward month filled with chilly mornings and blazing hot afternoons are coming to a close as November begins.

Now, I am not in any way "hating" on these concepts because I know I am guilty of it myself. The pumpkin spice lattes are my guilty pleasure, and you can't go pumpkin picking without taking basic pictures. So, I get it. You can't go wrong with going to at least a million haunted attractions throughout the month of October. 

Yes, I dressed up for Halloween as well. I didn't do anything too crazy. If any 90's babies recall Doug, I was the main character's love interest, Patti Mayonnaise. If you still are deprived of a childhood and still don't know who I am talking about here's a visual image: 
 There you go.
Halloween is filled with multiple types of people, and to be honest, you see more of some people than is probably necessary. 

In my opinion, there are three types of people on Halloween. 

Firstly there's people who, as I mentioned before, probably reveal a bit. Or a lot. 

Because I'm a mouse, duh.
Secondly, there's the people who in Lindsay Lohan's case, didn't get the memo on the "slut" rule.
Then there's the third type of person on Halloween (which is my personal favorite). That would be the people who just dress for humor. Unfortunately, I don't have a Mean Girls reference for this one, but here's some Miley again. 
haha sike. 

In all seriousness though, Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays; you can be anyone for a night (or 3). It's also a day where you can't be judged for what you wear or who you are. It's just all silly and fun, and you can't go wrong with that.

Now time for Thanksgiving. 
Or Christmas...either way.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Deep Thoughts

I'm thinking...

I'm thinking...I'm thinking too much. 

Now I'm thinking...I should go to sleep now.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

You know how I feel every morning?
It would be a combination of this:

Or this:
(You can't go wrong with throwing Lord of the Rings into anything)

Thou does make a point.

Any way...back to my main point. I discovered the aggravating truth last night when I had a terrible headache equivalent to being hit by a truck (I know I'm basic with my metaphors, sue me). Regardless, I am sitting at dinner asking myself why have I had this consistent headache all day that no amounts of Advil and Aleve would reALEVE me from (haha get it?)? 

Then I finally realized: 
I never had my daily dose of caffeine that day. I am so accustomed to downing an unhealthy amount of coffee mixed with my pre-workout every day that without it I felt with drawl, yes with drawl, symptoms from not ingesting caffeine. 

Goes to show, caffeine with drawl symptoms are a real thing. A throbbing head ache all day: not fun. That's not even going into detail on how tired I was.

To all you caffeine addicts out: I get it. 

I'll always remember my daily dose of caffeine addiction so I can feel like this everyday:

Smile on folks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
I'm becoming this, all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you"
-Linkin Park

I listened to this song today titled Numb, sung by Linkin Park. Based off of Linkin Park's song history, they aren't exactly well known to be entirely pleasant in their lyrics. To be honest, I use this song when I am running at the gym. It keeps me motivated. In my opinion this song really speaks out to me. I don't doubt Linkin Park one bit that this song has a dark message.

My opinion, however is different than their intentions. When I run to this, I just think of how much I want to be who I am. That "I'm tired of being what you want me to be." I am running to be healthy, to feel good for myself, and no one else. 

My main advice here from this is to never forget who you are. Be who you want to be, not what other people want you to be. 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Okay, so apparently red lipstick is a thing right now? Now, I won't act like I haven't done it. I mean I was a dancer (well, attempted) for 16 something years and I had to beautify my lips with firetruck red lipstick to stand out in the crowd. But, to be honest I think my awkward tripping and poor performance of dance was enough of a strategy to stand out.

I'll admit it though, even with this whole rant, I did drive to CVS and purchase red and bright pink lipstick..***sigh***. You could call this hypocritical, but to be honest I wanted to find out what the obsession and hype of this fashion style is.  I hate saying it, but it's actually kind of fancy as hell wearing red lipstick. I have discovered though that I could not just wear it around for fun, but when going out somewhere, it's nice. 

Except when drinking out of glasses, that shit gets everywhere. 

 As I am typing this, a Miley Cyrus song came on, ironically considering I just ranted about her in my last post, so I will leave you with this... 

Have a wonderful day!
<3 Mack
Image result for miley cyrus
Hey look kids, it's some red lipstick!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Huge Service Announcement

For all of this semester thus far I have been struggling with the unknown fact of whether I could graduate on time, and thank God I can. Phew. I found myself eating worse and breaking out into, oh so beautiful, zits on my face. From all the stress I found the bags under my eyes a usual look when I saw my reflection every morning. This stress was unbearable considering I was not sure on my graduation date.

Now, on a different note...where will I end up after graduation? I know we're all thinking it. Don't lie. I know we are. It is the huge question mark engraved into our brains; what job am I going to get? Or, will I even get a job? Or, am I willing to travel? Now, speaking of traveling...damn do I want to travel around the world. I always considered jobs positions that enabled me to travel, but I just still didn't know what I wanted to do. I switched my ideas on what I wanted to do more than I switched outfits in a day (and trust me, I wear a whole weeks worth of clothes in one day, seriously). When I was really little I always wanted to be an actress. I mean can you blame me? I wanted to be just like those Disney Channel stars. You know, like That's So Raven and Phil of the Future and (pre-crazy, awesome, however you want to put it) Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana. I can just remember watching the Disney Channel Original Movie every. single. night. at 8 o'clock. My dad would storm into my room yelling at me for not doing my book report. Ah. Good times. 
 Image result for miley cyrus      RIP MILEY'S BEAUTIFUL HAIR

I swear I have a point for going down memory lane.

So, here it is. It's that I started off wanting to something insanely unrealistic. As you get older you start to get more realistic on your choices. From there, I wanted to be a Photographer. I couldn't tell you why because I learned at an early age that, dear God, I am a shitty artist. And yes, even in taking pictures. I knew right from when I painted flowers in 8th grade art class and everyone thought they were lollipops (and yes I still have that painting) that the arts were simply not the right path for me.

By the time I reached high school I found a love for Biology and Criminology. I know it sounds weird, but Criminology fascinated me. I thought it was so interesting; I'm not weird. It was interesting learning about it, and you know why? Because it was unusual. Now here I go on a whole new rant. Unusual is what interests people and that is the truth. This applies in education, movies, and even in Journalism. Unusual gets the top stories, and that's the messed up truth. Going off of that, I wanted to pursue in either Biology or Criminology. I still don't know to this day why I just let Criminology float away, but that just faded from my interest by the time I went to school. My best guess is the only school that offered that majored that I applied was out in bumblefuck Virginia. I can't hang there. I just can't. I also just did not wanted to work in a research lab for Biology, so there's that.

Anyways, going into school I was Undeclared. Still having no clue on what the hell I was going to do. I decided I wanted to help Special Needs kids so I went to education. I majored in middle school level (I think, I switched a lot). I realized after a few semesters in education that it wasn't what I wanted to do. It just wasn't my passion I guess. That's when I finally realized a year ago that I would major in Communication Studies. That was the greatest decision I ever made, because I have infinite options I can do with that degree. 

I apologize for the incredibly excessive post for today, but there you go. That's how I ended up in the career path I am today. Main point being that as long as you like what you do, then you will find your way. I have no clue what I am doing after school, but I am at peace with that because at least I know I'll love what I will be doing in the future. 

And I'll leave you with this precious picture of two puppies.

Image result for puppies  If this doesn't brighten your day then you have no soul. 

Just kidding. But seriously. 

<3 Mack 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Can't ignore the classics.

I love The Beatles. From Love me Do to I am the Walrus to Let it Be I could listen to them all day. Or even from Across the Universe, which includes music from The Beatles. How incredible that movie is amazes me. I even find myself listening to their versions of The Beatles songs (sshh).

If you're unaware of what that movie is, I'll give you a quick summary. Basically, a man named Jude moves to America during the Vietnam War where he meets Lucy. That's all you need to know. There's lot of fun and chaos in between.

The Beatles are forever #1 of classics.

"All you need is love, love is all you need." -The Beatles, All you need is Love

<3  Mack

It really (in Peter Griffin's words) grinds my gears when drivers don't put their turn signals on. Like, come on. What brought on this sudden anger is when I was driving home yesterday someone didn't use their turn signal and it drove me nuts. I mean here I am just driving along a busy road behind this car who, ALL OF A SUDDEN, just slows down super fast. I'm thinking, what the hell is going on here? Then, he just turns. LIKE OKAY. Thank you for letting me know buddy. 

I just get so frustrated with this because it's super dangerous to other drivers. I just would like to not get into an accident because someone fails to take two seconds to put their signals on. 

Oh, and my favorite is when the turning signal is left on for 10 miles. Woo that's a hoot.

Point being, here's some advice: Please use your turning signals, and when you do dear God please remember to turn it off because it is so annoying watching your light blink on and off for an hour. 

Here's a link to learn how to use a turning signal if anyone ever gets confuzzled.


<3 Mack
Good morning, my name is Mackenna (or Princess Mac, or Master of the Universe; either way). To start off I want to introduce myself a little bit to see what will be expected throughout these next couple, few, several, TONS of posts here on out.

First of all, I'd like to just point out first that I am a Senior in college and I am 21 years old. I major in Communication Studies and minor in both Public Relations and Professional Writing. I am all about being fit and (sometimes) being social. I love long walks on the beach and cuddling and blah blah blah. What's most important is that I am a white girl in college. 

I'll answer all the questions you're thinking:

  • Yes, I love Starbucks (or Starbz)
  • Yes, I wear leggings.
  • Yes, I own North Face.
  • Yes, I have Uggs...although they are ripped up and from 9th grade in high school...hey! I ain't rich.
  • Yes, I love Instagram and I Tweet incredibly intellectual, philosophical Tweets (obvi).
  • Oh, and I say things like LOL and I abbreviate everything I say.
  • and yes, CHIPOTLE IS MY LIFE.
  • I read all of the Twilight books....no judgment.
  • I say "like" a lot. (Don't worry not when I am being professional (; )

Although I have incredibly typical white girl qualities...I still am my own person. There will be more various posts involving all types of things. I just write what I want. 

But there's the beginning. Here we go!