Monday, May 6, 2013

Im Graduating!

I cannot believe it. Someone pinch me (or don't). I am graduating on Saturday! I thought this day would never come. The past few years at Webster University have been amazing. I was president of PRSSA and I worked in the business department of The Journal, but I also met lifelong friends. The best friends I have ever had.

There is something to be said about finding a group of people who go through the same experiences with you day in and day out. I think I would call them sisters. This past year with my favorite group of girls has been amazing. We laugh together and when things get a bit overwhelming we cry together, which is totally okay.

Every night I get text message after text message from these ladies and I cannot help but smile (after I turn my phone off because its THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND OH MY GOSH CAN THIS WAIT TILL MORNING?). But I wouldn't change our friendship for the world, and I cannot think of better people to stand next to as I get my college diploma this Saturday.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Real Life Shit.

I'm going to go out out on a limb here and assume everyone that is reading this totally hates being an adult. I know I do. Every morning when my alarm goes off I am on the verge of tears. Please tell me why I do this to myself? I mean it... please tell me why. I am actually looking for an answer.

If I was to answer it myself, I would say I have been programmed for years to wake up on my own, brush my hair, put on something other than sweatpants, and try and have a nice day. Its what my mom has been telling me for like 18 years a long time.

Everyday I wake up for one reason, I promise myself a nap later that day. No joke people, this is real life. I wake up so i can take a nap. I think to myself, I just need to get through one class, maybe a meeting or two, and a workout and then I am going to nap forever. Probably till tomorrow when I wake up regretting my life choices. It works, and it gets me through my class.

Do you ever wonder why we have to bribe ourselves to do things? Like I have to bribe myself with a nap later in the day just so I will get out of bed. I have to tell myself that if I go to the gym, I can have a cookie afterwards. If I make it to class on time, I get to put off doing homework for the rest of the week for tonight.

I totally blame this on my mom. As I tell her, kids can blame whatever they want on their parents. I think she programmed me to bribe myself. I know I wasn't a two year old with natural bargaining skills.. "yeah mom, I will go to bed early of you give me a Push Pop before dinner" I don't think so.

This had to start somewhere and it needs to stop. I can already see my future children now... "I will only go to bed early if I can watch 15 minutes extra of TV, I get an apple juice with dinner, and I dont have to eat those nasty peas you are constantly insisting I eat."

... And my mom will be there saying "karma is a bitch"

Its been awhile. Here are some photos to catch you up.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A note to my family.

This blog post is called a note to my family, because that's what it is. For those of you who don't know us, I can break it down for you real quick 1) There are A LOT of us. Meaning if I tried to list them, you wold get tired. 2) We are Italian, so we talk loudly and with great use of our hands. If there is something on someones mind.... it will be said 3) Every single person has their own bit of insanity. 

With that being said, I have, well let me count... 13 first cousins? plus my brother, sister, and I that's 15. Yeah I know. Crazy! Obviously I don't get to see all of them everyday (or as much as I would like) because we are all at VERY different phases of our lives. I'm pretty sure the age range is like 26 to in the womb. So clearly we each have different priorities. However, I can't help but think I am missing them grow up. When I was a kid there were 7 grand kids and we were all best friends, but now the younger ones have their own group and they are all best friends. :) Its great. Us older guys get to play the big kid, role model roles. Which brought me to this post... that is supposed to be a list for my family, but has somehow turned into me rambling like always. 

A list for the special little one's (the things you need to know):
1) We are blessed. We have something very special in each other that makes us different and unique. Don't let that go to waste. Confide in your family, because we are lucky to have each other.
2) If you need advice, I'm a good listener. I may not have advice you agree with, but I will be happy to share what has (and has not) worked for me. 
3) Find what you love, and do it. Everyday! Everyone may not share the same interest, but If you want to go to clown college, I will be right there cheering you on as you ride a unicycle in the local parade. 
4) Everyone is different. Everyone was put on this earth to serve a purpose. Find yours. Don't EVER let anyone distract you from it. 
5) Everyone makes mistakes, but the worst mistake you can make is holding it in. Don't beat yourself up, make sure you tell someone. Always share whats bothering you.
6) (This goes great with #5) SPEAK YOUR MIND. If something doesn't sound/feel/look right... say it. If you have a question... ask it. Don't ever be afraid to use your words. 
7) Find someone who will treat you with the respect you deserve (and you deserve a lot!). Because life is too short to settle. 
8) You ARE beautiful/Handsome. Don't even question it. Don't hide it with ton of makeup (I'm speaking from experience). Don't compare yourselves to others. You are the only YOU and you are perfect.
9)My last and final piece of advice is a simple two words that I think most people forget... Be humble. We often take for granted what we have. Don't do that. Walk with your head held high, and with thanks in your heart. And forever know that you have a team of people cheering you on. 

That's all I have to say for now. I know its not my usual craziness, but I wanted to get all mushy in time for Valentine's Day. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentines day?

Hey guys!

I know, I know... Its been a long time. Last time we (meaning I) spoke, It was Christmas. Then the next thing I know I'm walking through the isles at Walmart and I notice a Valentine's Day display.... no I'm not freaking kidding. I was just as shocked as you probably are, even though (sadly) Valentine's Day comes at the exact same time every year, I feel like I get caught off guard. Add that to the fact that the entire holiday is useless, and you find yourself with the sneakiest little bitch of a holiday. That's for certain. But I digress. Back to my point, I'm at Walmart (buying $50 worth of stuff that I cant even remember at this point) and I see this Valentines Day display and I quickly think of three things 1)Heart shaped peanut butter cups 2) The fact that I haven't seen my blog in over a month and 3) Valentines day has the cutest colors! 

....That's why I think I have ADHD.

Anyway! I plan on updating you about some odds and ends that I find important. If you get bored just jump to the bottom of the page, for I am sure to have witty/sarcastic comments located there. 

1) Eric and I enjoyed our first Christmas with Zoey (and our third together as a couple)! 
She was totally in the spirit! Meaning she hid in the corner the entire time.

Family Photo!

2) Started Webster University. I can't really say much cause I'm like two weeks in. However, I can say I miss my community college friends because they were super cool. You wouldn't understand. I'm not complaining.... The people at Webster have been really nice and friendly (mostly). I'm just not sure, get back with me for this one. 
3) We are moving! Yes my friends, we are moving! I can't even express my excitement, probably because you wouldn't hear me over the screaming and loud stereo systems coming from outside my window! No more fights breaking out on my street in the middle of the night (hopefully) because we will live in an actual subdivision! Not only that but.... we got to paint! Whatever color my heart desired. Which happened to be green at the time. The best part is the yard for Zoey obviously. 

You have pretty much caught up with everything I have done in the past month. My life is SO exciting, I know! Sadly, my Direct TV was shut off today because of the move, so I will just be playing Law and Order SVU reruns in my head for the next week or so. Maybe with all that free time I will blog... or do something related to college. whats that called again? oh yeah. Homework. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I'm about to go on a very long rant, that may or may not be offensive to anyone who has ever attended/taught/seen a community college. 

They suck. 
Its not the teachers fault. Nor is it the fault of the staff who is over worked and probably terribly underpaid. Its the system. The few years I attended I was all "Just let me Extreme School Makeover this place". I will come in, fire the shitty old/cranky teachers and staff (that refuse to retire). Paint the walls. Put in some desks that don't resemble the same ones I used in the third grade. And get shit ORGANIZED. I swear people will be begging to come to this place. Well.... probably not. But they wouldn't dream of getting caught horrible traffic to have a legitimate reason to not go to class.

Extreme School Makeover Steps:
#1. Fire every college algebra teacher that has ever taught even a single class there.
#2. Figure out the tornado that is the financial aid department
#3. Hire people that's only job is to answer the friggin phones
#4. Paint the walls. Like a friendly color.
#5. Get a desk that my whole ass can fit in
#6. Donate all the old desks to an elementary school. Or a dollhouse. 
#7. Put a computer on every desk. You know. For Facebook purposes.
#8. Install a speaker system throughout all the buildings and have the teachers drop everything and do a choreographed dance every time the radio plays "Moves Like Jagger" (kinda the same concept as Texas Roadhouse)

#8 could probably not make the cut. Depends on how long you give me to teach the teachers the dance. Extreme School Makeover only lasts 3 days. So we will see. In the mean time... I'm gonna send these suggestions the school's way. You know... as my own Public Service. You are welcome future community college students.

*** Anyway, I love most of the teachers at my old school and I truthfully thank them for tolerating me for the semester. If you have met me you are probably aware of my mild self-diagnosed OCD and my constant need to tell everyone my opinion. A few have actually have helped change my life. Those are the ones who I would hire as SCHOOL PRESIDENTS. and their salaries would be $1000344957 a year. Yeah.... Im sure you want me to take over the school now!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Music these days.

"music" what a joke.

Worst songs of the year
1. Moves like Jagger- Maroon Five
2. Friday Song- Rebecca Black
3.Sexy and I Know It- Lmfao
4. anything "sung" by Lady GaGa
5.Whip My Hair- Willow Smith

Every time these songs play I hope my own hair will whip itself into my ears, or some sort of jagger will find it's way into my temple. 

However, this does not stop the radio stations from playing them. Clearly, somewhere in this world there are mass amounts of teenage girls who jump around listening to songs about being born crazy. Its okay preteen girls, you can be psycho. You were born that way baby. Also, feel free to dress like tiny street walkers and/or disco balls wearing ten inch heels. Its totally cool.... The song says so. I mean, you're sexy and you know it, and you have moves like jaggers whatever the F that means. 

I've lost all hope for American youth. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let's talk about Christmas break.

It's the shit. End of story.

.... I have been out of school like 3 days and have watched more Law and Order reruns then any normal full-time employee could ever dream of. I don't shower till about 2 in the afternoon on a productive day. I have become obsessed with pinterest, so I am constantly looking a crafts/food that I will never EVER make in my whole life. 

It's like they knew me personally when they made this.
I like to call these "college problems"
How did you know!?!
Those are just a few photos I found on pinterest that explain my life. 

Anyway, I hope your Christmas season is filled with all kinds of cool stuff.. Like cookies, Elf the movie, Chick Fil A, blankets, naps, tv marathons,wine, and more family than you really can tolerate!