Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No one likes a stick in the mud, or mud for that matter.

Don't you hate it when you are all prepped for the morning, readying for anything feeling hot, and there's one thing or some one that just shuts you down.One of your pet peeves just hits you head on saying: "Uh no! You can't be happy in  the morning."
It may look like this:
bumper to bumper traffic stopping and speeding and braking and bleck! This is the worst when you're less than I mile from your exit and it takes 30 minutes to get there...I'm not bitter but...
OR the fact that some people attract slow cars, I fear that my mother has passed this curse down to me. In my home town of little Pella, Iowa we would always be caught behind an old fart driver who could of possibly been my grandma or grandpa or ex boyfriend (AWKWARD) anyways: traffic and interactions with other cars slash vehicles can be bad for me in the morning.

Another thing is when I don't get THIS in my system!
nuff said.

OR when THIS happens:

This happens too much. In spite, I eat my cereal anyways.
HA funny story: I was at my brother's house and I wanted trix cereal SO I did just this, BUT instead of just eating it plain, I may or may not have had my first experience with eggnog. DON'T TRY IT. Trix with eggnog, not okay, not even edible, but yes I ate it, all of it.

Snooty pooty girls in the morning. When I think I look good, feeling fine you know put together until you see this girl who looks TOTALLY effortlessly gorgeous, meh..."Oh yes I wake up and look this beautiful, no big deal, you should probably feel bad." Don't worry, I do meany pants. Even moreso I am bothered by those guys, you know THOSE guys who decide to give them the attention that they are so easy getting. But thats just one of those morning things...

I thought I should add something a little more light-hearted and well less muddy. I want to post some of my dance photos. For me I love looking at other dancer's photography and the beauty of the human body and the art of it all.

these photos are from my dance team recital last year. So they're pretty old, but this is one of my loves and it definitely makes up for a bad morning if I get to dance my heart out.

Friday, February 3, 2012


When I speak of these tendencies I'm not necessarily referring to personality or attitude, but moreso  someone's preferences or choices. 
Peoples obsessions don't tend to be something they actually identify as their obsession; the act or process is just second nature and happens without second thought.
As  a human with access to tecnological advancements, I take full advantage and tend to have my favorites...
DANCE MOMS. This show is absolutely saturated with ridiculousness, but it's SO ADDICTIVE. These mothers are ridiculous, but Abby Lee (ahem that woman so proudly standing above all crisscrossed and such) produces their little girls to be some of the most talented little dancers you could ever imagine. That is basically what this show revolves around: a group of 6-14 year old girls from Abby Lee dance studio on her competition team going to various competitions and kicking some serious dancer butt placing in 1st and 2nd in solos and group dances. Being a dancer, I really appreciate the choreography, content, and the performance aspects, even though we don't get to see the whole routines via Dance Moms but on you tube, due to copyrights. 
If you enjoy crazy mama drama mixed with hardcore talent you'll love Dance Moms.
If you don't take my word for it, check out "MyDamnChannel" aka Daily Grace.
Other shows I have or still am addicted to: How I Met Your Mother, The Vampire Diaries (I dislike Twilight, but I love this show), Law & Order: SVU, So You Think You Can Dance, Say Yes to the Dress....

PINTEREST. Holy time consumer  alert.
To me, this is a never ending cycle. I'll get on my computer trying to start my motivations to get my homework done early and such, and in the midst I'll try to recall what I need to complete, but in my hard thinking I automatically pull up pinterest and slowly but surely start my 'pinning' and 'repinning.'
This tend to consume my life for a few hours.
To those you know my struggle and tend to do that themselves: Thanks for understanding. To those who have yet to discover the world of Pinterest: your mind will be blown.
You can have virtual cork boards of whatever you want. As far as I know you can have as many as your creative little tush wants!

Here is a link to my pinterest. Enjoy kiddies. I love it so much. Too much. Obsession. http://pinterest.com/nicoleannvz/

My boards are usually craft, dance, cosmetics, decor, wedding, fashion oriented, but I enjoy a lot of the art and such you can display.
As an artist and appreciator of what I arts I am not able to do, it is a VERY inspiring sight to just get over that bump or writers cramp or whatever creative endeavor you are stuck on.

As I have blogged before I have a sparrow on my back shoulder so clearly this love of birds is genuine.
I have always been inspired by the really antique vintage things and among those: BIRDS.
when I was researching my tattoo I came across lots of gorgeous pictures and drawings that I enjoy.
I always view birds as a sign of hope, or messengers, that spring is hear, that they're looking for a loved one by giving what they can in a song :) cheesy.

If I was a rich girl....I would buy out this store every season.
There clothing is a little bit pricy for a starving artist slash college student, but it matches and grows my style so greatly.
Because of my love I tend to shop the sale until something I fell in love with has been lowered in price or I find someone of my own knock off (go to vintage/antique/thrift stores knowing what to look for and remaking it.)
I do this with TOPSHOP ( http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=12556&catalogId=33057 )which is WAY expensive, but I will admit I have splurged for it and ASOS ( http://www.asos.com/?r=2)



Those are just a few of my favorite obsessions of mine. Hope you enjoyed!
In the words of Tigger: TTFN (Tah Tah for now)
try not to go "awe" at this.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dormatory Life.

I was looking forward to sleep last night as I was cuddling up in my lofted bed. Even though it was unusually early for my taste to go to bed around 10:30/11ish, I was expecting something a little bit more ehem..I don't know...peaceful?
No my "welcome back to Bethel" bedtime was so rudely brought back to reality with hearing girls excessively giggling and screaming...I swear my walls are a sound proof and paper as is my door that is directly across from the bathroom. Yippee. And yes, that would be an advantage if I find my self needing to pee desperatly or throw up or something, but hearing girls conversations at midnight or later AND super early in the morning (ehem 5:30 this morning) is an obstical to my sleep cycle.
Today happens to be my first day of classes of my 2nd semester at college and a lack of sleep is not a welcomed thing when I'm stressed.
Plus there was a guy in my neighbors dorm whose laugh pierce through the wall AND it was one of those consistent laughs that sounds the same EVERY single time he laughs...phhhhh kids these days, not respecting their neighbors quiet hours. ugh.
ANY WAY. I think I'm just super Negative Nicole (see what I did there?) today because the moment I stepped out of my dorms hall I slipped twice...It was a great start to a great day which I was totally prepared for with my sleep...(that whole last thing I said was a sarcastic as they come)

I am an avid youtuber. I tend to spend hours watching dance routines or make up tutorials and in this subjects case, vlogs! My favorites are "Daily Grace" her channel is MyDamnChannel..yeah very creative and unoffensive, but we love her all the same...and Jenna Marbels because when she talks she never ceases to ammuse me and I feel like we both live off of caffiene, I respect that about a person!
This vlog post is about dorm life now that I'm on that subject. I can name a person for each one describe. Craycray kiddies.