Today is Halloween! So I must say happy! Let’s talk about the awesomeness of Halloween…shall we?
Let’s start with the fact you get to dress up. How much fun is to be whatever you want once a year (maybe more if you go to more parties than just one). I mean this year I have managed to be from the 80′s and Captain America. Who does not love Halloween…I mean how many times a year do you get to by a super hero? Can you blame people for enjoying the dressing up factor of this holiday?
Another great thing..TRICK OR TREATING! Free candy!! Who can complain.. I mean it may make you obese…or have a MASSIVE tummy ache for the next week..but it is free candy. Who cares? Totally worth it right..? Uhhh not sure about that one…but maybe, depends on how good the candy is I suppose. I know that totally made me sound super American… but I we teach children about Halloween by associating it with free candy.
Halloween is no longer scary! That is a plus for the kiddies in the world…I believe. I mean, I am still a bit afraid of the dark still (pathetic I know) so I enjoy seeing fun, happy costumes rather than scary, bloody, mean costumes. Then again, I like thinking the world is made of marshmellows and teddy bears….not realistic I know, but welcome to inside my head. So, I enjoy Halloween being kid friendly.
I think Halloween is a fun holiday…and I enjoy that it has made its way from scary to fun and enjoyable. I love the free candy (as long as it is not cheap crap candy), and I LOVE DRESSING UP. :)
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 31, 2011
My thought for the day today is dedicated to giving props to people’s choice of fancy dress last night. (If I forget anyone, don’t take offence…there were a lot of you in a lot of different costumes and I loved them all…I am only mentioning some!)
Let’s start with some of the cute MUST costumes that I liked: We had a few doctor and nurse costumes…super cute! However, I would not trust either of you to take care of me if I was injured…just saying. There was also a sailor…which I was digging the sunglasses. AWESOME. Also, my little fairy friend who was granting wishes. You were adorable. I wish I could have thought of a good wish for you to grant me. There was also an adorable nerd! Best nerd I have ever seen…plus I enjoyed stealing the bow tie and glasses you were wearing. LOVE. Lastly, loved the pirates, felt like I was standing in a Pirates of the Carribean movie, the costumes were fantastic. There was also a super cute flapper at the party… pretty sure you were born in the wrong decade because SERIOUSLY 20′s flapper suits you sooooo well!
There was only one costume that was truly creative and made people guess it…that would be my little Freudian slip friend. She wore a slip…that just said “Freud” on it. Very creative. Loved it. You rocked it.
Celeb costume shout out!: Lady Gaga! Even though we looked similar with you wearing the blonde wig…it was awesome. You’re way better at being Lady Gaga than she is. And for Minnie mouse. You were adorable. Can you get a job at Disney? Thanks We also had Zorro..and I mean come on…who does not LOVE Zorro.. obsessed! He had the mask and hair down PERFECTLY.
Now, those unique costumes where I wondered…how did you think of that?: Gas mask boys… I am glad you got masks to wear for the party…since it was a Mask-erade. Even though you wore normal clothes…I appreciated the gas masks. Pretty funny, except you looked a bit scary. One person at the party was the game Twister…which was absolutely adorable! I loved it..with the Twister board as the hat. Loved that costume!
Best costume of the night: That one is easy. That goes to my neighbor who showed up to the party as MIGHTY MOUSE! It was fabulous. Never would have thought of it. Made my night. Enough said
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 30, 2011
What is the deal with girls and bathrooms? It is like they are out best friends when we are out anywhere. Not only do we use it for personal reasons, but we also use it for multiple other reasons.
Last night for instance…it was used for a therapy session. You know, when you’re at a table with mixed genders…you can’t go talking about “how much you like _____” when BLANK is sitting at the table… so where shall we talk about it…the bathroom! When you are having a moment of freaking out you go to the bathroom with your bestie so she can give you a heart to heart and tell you how amazing you are…and even blow in your eyes to avoid tears from ruining your make-up. I really should do a study on what the main reason for women using the bathroom is…. I am 90% sure it would be to talk about life problems. Then there is the occasion usage of reapplying make-up, making a phone call, personal use. I am sure there are LOTS more reasons women use the bathroom so much.
But seriously…really, a bathroom is a therapy “safe space”. Which is why I think ALL women’s restrooms should at least have chairs…preferrably couches. That way when you are having a heart to heart with your girl friend about “how _____ plays with your mind” then you don’t have to sit on the window sill or on top of the toilet. You can sit and have your therapy session on a big comfy couch. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Boys must think we are the WEIRDEST species…EVER. I mean they don’t scurry off to the bathroom when they need to talk to their friend… then again, they don’t NEED to talk about things like that I suppose. But when a couple girls “go to use the bathroom” and don’t come back for like 20 minutes…what do they think is going on? Well fellas, here is a hint. Girls go to the bathroom in pairs when talk time is needed. Don’t be alarmed though…it is just what we do.
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 29, 2011
According to todays Telegraph… men have been found three times more likely to say “I love you” first in a relationship, rather than girls. The study was published in the Journal of Social Psychology, showed men were more likely to fall in love within a few weeks, while most women said it took several months. Men were also more inclined to tell their partner they loved them much sooner in the relationship.
I find this very interesting. From what I know of my past relationships…and friends past/current relationships…this is COMPLETELY true. I know in my past relationships, the guy I was dating always said “I love you” first. I wonder why? I know a majority of my girl friends said they would wait for the guy to say it first…because most of the time, they guy KNEW by the girls actions that they loved them… however, you can’t always tell with guys how they are feeling? So, some of my friends have let their boyfriends say the “L” word first just so that they knew at that point they were feeling the same….except in these situations…it took the guys MONTHS to say it…so maybe it does not apply to this study.
The study showed that men reported falling in love sooner and three times as many men as women said ‘I love you’ first to their partners. What does this suggest? That women tend to be more pragmatic about love than society tends to believe, perhaps not always rushing fool-heartedly into a relationship. Not like that is a bad thing of course. Maybe women have learned from past stories knowing not to be dumb when finding love? Or maybe to many douche bags have come along and have ruined women from letting love happen like it is suppose to…so instead it takes EXTRA LONG to realise they do love their partner? Who knows!
Either way, I think if you’re in love, you’re in love. However, I must admit.. I am not THAT girl who is skeptical about falling in love to quickly. I don’t truly believe after 2 weeks you can honestly “LOVE LOVE” someone.. I feel like friendship love will grow into true love in time… but maybe I am a bit cynical when it comes to love… who knows. I DO KNOW that if I do love someone, I will tell them… whether they tell me first or not. <3
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 28, 2011
Friends come. Friends go. What makes them good? What makes them bad? How do we figure out who our REAL friends are?
In my experience…when you move to another city…state…country, THAT is when you find out who your true friends are. The ones who try to stay in touch, the ones who still check up on you, the ones who support you…those are the real friends.
How do you know who your good friends are when you move? The ones who see you’re in a bad mood and feel like being unsocial, eating nutella and sitting in your room all night…they are the ones who make you put on a dress and heels, down a drink, put make up on, and GO OUT AND DANCE
In my life, I have come across some “fair weather friends” however, I have made some GREAT friends as well. I know they will be with me through everything, good or bad. I miss those friends from home, but luckily for me I have made some great friends like that here in London. They make me feel so at home.
So this is a huge thankyou to those friends here in London…making it that much more amazing here. You guys are the best! And to my friends at home…i miss you and love you! Thank you all for everything
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 27, 2011
It is almost Christmas time again… time to spend money on people that none of us have, at least my poor parents don’t have to buy silly toys anymore since all of us are grown enough that clothes, gift cards, and cold hard cash work JUST PERFECTLY.
According to the Toy Retailers Association, here are the top 12 toys they think will make Christmas special for all the good little boys and girls (prepare yourself…some of these are ridiculous)
There are some classics at the bottom of the list, such as: Star Wars Ultimate Force Tech Lightsaber Assortment, Ninjago Fire Temple, Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster,Moshling Tree House, and Monster High Lagoona’s Hydration Station. THEN THINGS GET WEIRD with…Milky the Bunny, Let’s Rock Elmo, LeapPad Explorer, Kidizoom Twist, Fijit Friendsand Fireman Sam Pontypandy Rescue Set.
Anyone know whata Milky Bunny is? Sounds like a creeper toy to me…just saying. However, I am SO DOWN with Let’s Rock Elmo. BAM! I LOVE ELMO!!!
now for what you’ve been waiting for…drum roll please… the number one toy…are you ready? Is the suspence killing you yet? It is…. DOGGIE DOO.
When you Google this game…a picture shows up. Now originally what do you think of with this name’s title? Dog poop..right? (or is that just me?) Either way.. IT IS EXACTLY THAT! The point of the game, believe it or not, is for kids to pick up 3 doggie poops before the other children playing. SERIOUSLY TOY MAKERS?!! You made a game for children about cleaning up after a dog? I mean I guess it is good to teach children about the curtousy of cleaning up after your pets…but come on parents…teach your kids yourself, why buy a game with fake poop and a fake dog?
Toy creaters must be running out of ideas for kids toys… next we will have “squueze me porcupine” where kids squeeze the animal and can get poked with thier needles. Or maybe something on the lines of “drink till you vomit” goal of the game… make your doll drink, first one to vomit wins!
All I can do is shake my head… tisk tisk toy makers…doggie poop? REALLY? Disappointing.
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 26, 2011
Blogging. Some people love it. Other people hate it. Why is that?
People who love it: Maybe it has something to do with the idea that you have a place to voice your opinion. Not meaning all blogs are about opinion, I know of some blogs that are more “straight to the point, news based”, which is fine too. Some people just like having a voice and getting their thoughts out into the open, even if no one really reads it…at least it is out in there.
People who hate it: I can see people’s hesitation to blog. Blogging can be a very personal matter. Why the heck would anyone really care what you have to say about a certain subject? What is the point of spending hours writing about something to have no one care…or for anyone to get into your own personal thoughts?
I personally use to hate blogging. I found it awkward and inconvenient. I only recently started blogging because I figured writing about my experiences and things that were on my mind here, would be easier than posting it on Facebook or Twitter. I also was not understand why anyone would want to read things from my point of view… I mean I can really go on rants about nothingness sometimes, which I guess now makes my blog more personalized. Now, I blog daily…not thinking much about what people think about it. I want people to laugh with me and my crazy stories, sympathize with me when I am having a bad day, and find interest in the same news stories that interest me.
At the end of the day, I just want to teach someone something new. Even possibly give them a point of view that they would not have thought of themselves. Blogging is a bit weird, and at first it is something most are not comfortable with. However, once you get started…you get addicted. Then its GAME OVER
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 25, 2011
What is news? I feel like in my choice of profession I am asked that question every single day. However, what may be newsworthy to some…may not be newsworthy to others. Personally, I don’t like what most newspapers or media outlets seem to think is “newsworthy”. As a journalist, I strongly dislike reading the news…which seems ironic for the fact one day I will be reporting news myself.
Why do I hate news? Hmm, let’s see… mainly, I believe news is to negative. Why would I want to see that another person was murdered while I am eating my breakfast? Great way to start my day right? Don’t think so. I mean I understand that not all news can be positive, but sometimes it would be nice to see a happy story on page one rather than so and so had an affair with blah blah. I feel as if the glass is always half empty with media outlets. I know sometimes bad things happen, such as an earthquake or hurricane that kills many people, which is tragic. I completely think there is not an easy way to turn that into a positive initially. However, if there stories to follow, maybe try to find some light in a terrible situation…not saying that is easy to do, but it is not completely IMPOSSIBLE.
News is something people need in their lives. They want to know what is going on. Helps people to have a sense of control knowing what is going on in their city, their country, and even around the world. When we constantly see negative things happening around the world, how are we suppose to enjoy our day and think we are lucky to be alive?
Maybe having a healthy balance of negative and positive should be considered by more news outlets. It is good that people know what is going on, however not everything happening is SO TERRIBLE that there is no hope at all. I find that the UK is much better at this balance than America.
America…seriously, get it together… show something happy every now and then. I mean, things could always be worse for us. Just saying. All in all, I vote more happy news. Not meaning I need fairytales and fluffy bunnies…but to get a little warm fuzzy every now and then would make reading news ALOT more tolerable.
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 24, 2011
Last week we have a girls movie night. What is a movie night without girl talk and… Nutella? This I have heard of, but I have never eaten it before…so this was a new addition to girls night that I had never experienced. Now.. I see what I was missing. Nutella is DELICIOUS. I am pretty sure I have been deprived for not tasting this yummy, party in my mouth. haha!
Today is a Nutella kind of day. I literally could not force myself to get out of bed.. so by the time noon rolled around I realised I needed to stop being pathetic and get up. Oh and its a girls favourite time. Needless to say, the nutty, chocolatety goodness of Nutella made my morning from pathetic to…well…only slightly pathetic.
At least I got out of bed and brushed my hair….right?
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 23, 2011
London..a beautiful city, lots of things to do, LOTS of night life. However, does it make it easy for you to get from central to a somewhere outside central..such as Harrow…where I am? Negative ghost rider. They make it super difficult. They make you take a night bus…which can take FOREVER! Or a cab..which will cost you an arm and a leg, unless you have a big group of people.
Why, oh why, are those the only 2 options? BECAUSE THE TUBE CLOSES AT 12:30a…bad idea? I think yes. You would think in a city with so much hussel and bussle, why would the tube close to early? I mean I would totally understand if it closed at like 2:00a… but 12:30a…really? That is a bit ridiculous.
So for people like us (who live in Harrow), it makes us feel like we are the lame kids at the slumber party who fall asleep first…because we are constantly leaving our fun plans to catch the tube.
So the question is…have a life and take the night bus. OR have no life…and catch the tube. hmm…?
Posted by Jordan Claire Weber on October 22, 2011