Friday, March 26, 2010


Gotta hit the sack because I will be running in a 5k tomorrow thus completing #23 "Participate in an organized 5k"

Yes, it will be cold.
Yes, it will be early.
Yes, my lungs will catch on fire and burn the whole city down.

Nevertheless, I will feel accomplished.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Guilty Pleasures

Because I have a blog tag called "Obsessions", I thought I would tell you about my guilty pleasures.

1. The Jonas Brothers

[Nick in a suit, Joe with a polaroid camera. I just died.]

[Hello! Boys and Girls, who can say no to Blue's Clues, an Operation board, and Pa Grape? Not me, that's for sure.]

Ok, duh, you already knew this. I think I've made my obsession for these boys very clear. Now, their music may not be your favorite, and I can totally respect that, but these boys are so kind, funny, and attractive. Then end.

2. The Duggars

Have you ever watched "19 Kids and Counting"? It is seriously one of my all-time favorite shows. At first it was like watching a train wreck because there were just. so. many. kids. But then as I watched, I grew to love them! Jim Bob [don't make fun] and Michelle are such good parents and they really do everything to the glorification of God. If you haven't watched this show, you need to get on the bandwagon right now.

Also, I can type all of the Duggars names in 42 seconds flat. As in, I have memorized all 22 [including Josh's wife, Anna] names [don't judge me].

3. Teenage Gossip Magazines

Oh, this is an embarrassing one for sure. I have subscriptions to both TWIST magazine and J-14. [What does the 14 stand for? I'd rather not say.] I love to read about all the Disney kids and young Hollywood celebs. Hey, at least I'm not reading Cosmo, right? [Right???]

4. Harry Potter

I loooove Harry Potter. [More specifically Rupert Grint.] I know quite a few of the spells by heart and while I don't go around using them all the time, I do like to make references to them from time to time. Also, I didn't read the books when I was a kid. I started reading them when I was 19. Sorry.

I know, I know. You didn't think I was cool before and this blog post really didn't help anything.

What are your guilty pleasures? Please tell me so I don't feel so alone in my lameness!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Heartsick Queen

I am the queen of being heartsick. Seriously. If there was a Heartsick Queen, I would probably sweep the vote. [I guess, technically, you don’t vote for queens. Whatever, you get the picture.]

I am a serial crusher. [Not a cereal crusher, guys. That would be too messy.] If I like a guy, I'm a total goner. [Is that really how you spell goner? Ew. Dislike.] I fall head-over-heels ridiculously fast and then I walk around like a total moron hanging on his every word. My every thought surrounds him. I listen to sappy/sad songs and watch movies and think "If only that was us." It's dumb.

Because of this problem I have, I really like not having anyone to crush on. I'm a much happier person for the most part because I can listen to fun/catchy music and watch non-romantic comedies. I get more schoolwork done and my conversations are deeper.

So recently, I had a crush on this boy [You're shocked, right?] and did all of the above. But I was thinking about it and I decided that me listening to sappy music, or really even me having certain feelings for this boy, is not going to make him like me. It's just not. If God wants me to have a relationship with someone, He will make it happen whether or not I am crushing on that someone. So I've decided to give up my crushes. God's got a handle on it.

I was talking to my new friend, Stephanie, about all of this and this is what she had to say. [Yes, Stephanie, I'm a total nerd and copied and pasted this part of our conversation for myself because I like what you said so much! It's just because you're so dang cool.]
"It's funny how much we think that our emotions/feelings/etc determine who we end up with. And i think to some extent they do, but i'd rather my faith and the Lord determine it all. And then just let me have the faithfulness to follow through with it."
Yep. She's smart. I like it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

101 in 1001 Vlog

Yep, my first vlog. I know, I'm a total nerd. Whatevs.

[And what a cute screencap, right? No.]

Monday, March 8, 2010

I was 15 at the wrong time

You would be lying if you said this song wasn't catchy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tori's Stories

I thought I would tell you about an embarrassing moment that happened to me recently because, I mean, what's more "real" than telling really embarrassing stories about yourself? [Please let me preface this by saying that embarrassing things happen to me all the time. I'm basically a walking awkward moment. But, whatever, I have to embrace it.]

On Wednesday the paper that I work for was having a meeting to get to know all the newbies [like myself] and talk about story ideas. I had dreaded this meeting all week day because I hate meeting new people and having to come up with small-talk. Basically, I like to have a buffer because then, when I don't know what to say, the buffer sweeps in and saves the day. But it was just me. All alone.

So I got there about 20 minutes early [for those of you who don't really know me, I am perpetually early. Can't help it. I try to be late and it still doesn't happen.] and sat in my car for a while. At about 5 minutes until meeting time, I walked up to the Culp [the student center] because I knew it would take me about 4 minutes to get there. [Guys, I'm a planner. It's a disease.] I did this so I would be right on time but not a minute late.

When I got there, I saw through the glass door that about 8 people were already sitting in there waiting. I exhaled and pushed the door. Didn't budge. Everyone looked up. So I tried pulling. Nope. So I tried the other side. Nothing. My face began to turn red and I made some awkward fake whining comment and knocked on the door. Finally, someone pushed the button from the inside that apparently had to be pushed before the door would open. I walked inside. Said "Yeah, that was awesome." [Not.] And then I quickly took a chair. Blushing all the while.

Now, in reality this sequence probably lasted no more than 15 seconds. But oh man. It. Was. Awkward!

What have I learned from all of this, you ask? Go by the place of meeting the day before and check out the door.

While I'm on this pictures of me as a kid kick, I will show you an awkward picture of me as a kid. Nope, the awkwardness is not a recent development, folks!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Imma Be

Imma be....

A better blogger. For realz, guys!

Here's my problem: Usually I have no idea what to write about. I feel like the things that are "real to me" [I'm taking notes from the JoBros comments on song writing, Duh.] are really boring and stupid. So I either need to start thinking deeper or need to be funnier or something!

But here we go. I'm going to try to start taking more pictures and videos and making this blog more fun and more Tori. I'll try not to talk about the Jonas Brothers too much. [But hey, it's a part of me!] I really will work on having some kind of meaningful content.

So I'll leave you with this. An ugly baby picture of me. [Because let's face it. I was UGLY!]