Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Fall TV time. Yes I'm obsessed. No I won't apologize.

So here it is, in case you were wondering (and you all were!) my fall TV schedule. This is by days they air, not by days I'll actually watch them. (Come on, I do have somewhat something resembling a life.)

Bold indicates a new show, which I usually give about six episodes to determine whether to continue on with it. Last year only New Girl, Once Upon a Time, and Revenge made it all the way through. We'll see who makes it this year.


The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 30)
Once Upon A Time (7 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 30)
Revenge (8 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 30)
666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC, debuts Sept. 30)
Homeland (9 p.m., Showtime, returns Sept. 30)


How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS)
Revolution (9 p.m., NBC)

Mondays are pretty lame.


Raising Hope (7 p.m., Fox, returns Oct. 2)
Ben & Kate (7:30 p.m., Fox) - Favorite new comedy pilot of the year
Go On (8 p.m., NBC)
Happy Endings (8 p.m., ABC, returns Oct. 23)
New Girl (8 p.m., Fox)
Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23 (8:30 p.m., ABC, returns Oct. 23)
The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox) - I love Mindy Kaling, so I really hope this show is good.
Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC)
Vegas (9 p.m., CBS)


Arrow (7 p.m., The CW, debuts Oct. 10)
The Middle (7 p.m., ABC)
Survivor (7 p.m., CBS)
Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 26)
Nashville (9 p.m., ABC, debuts Oct. 10) - New guilty pleasure. Calling it.


30 Rock (7 p.m., NBC, returns Oct. 4)
The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m., The CW, returns Oct. 11)
Up All Night (7:30 p.m., NBC)
Glee (8 p.m., Fox)
The Office (8 p.m., NBC)
Parks And Recreation (8:30 p.m., NBC)


Community (7:30 p.m., NBC, returns Oct. 19)
Fringe (8 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 28)
Grimm (8 p.m., NBC, returns Sept. 28)


Doctor Who (8 p.m., BBC America)
Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

One Month Down

There's an epidemic that seniors tend to get, this thing called senioritis, and I can assure you it is very real. I'm still dedicated to my jobs and PRSSA and things that pertain to my future, but when it comes to my I think I've opened my textbooks like 3 times.

But you know what, I've already had more fun this first month than I feel like I did my whole last semester. Maybe it's because my bucket list gave me motivation, but I've just been a lot more spontaneous this year. And I love it.

Here's what I've been up to:

1) First item off my bucket list checked: Floated the Provo River. I went on an absolutely gorgeous day, and I'm so bummed that I forgot my camera. But just know that it really did look like this and it was so relaxing (Even though I ran into like 10 fisherman. But don't worry about that.). I definitely want to go again in the spring.

2) Two job promotions! I am now a student supervisor at the ticket office and an account director at the Bradley PR Agency. It's been hard work at times (record-breaking soccer games, for instance) but also a lot of fun. It's nice to see your efforts rewarded once in a while. And I get paid to do the things I love in Bradley, I love everyone I work with, and I get free stuff at soccer games. Win-win-win.

3) Rooftop Concert Series. Second one down on my PBL. The New Electric Sound and Ficitionist played and it was a blast. The scenery was gorgeous and the music was great. Provo really is a pretty cool place when you go beyond campus and the "bubble." Really, go to Center Street sometime and walk around. You'll feel better things. I promise.

Went with my girls Hillary and Cori. Love the mountains in the background.

Also this happened.

4) I got a car! Before Shirley left on her mission (Miss you, girl!) she sold me her 2001 Daewoo Nubira. It's nothing fancy, but it gets me to where I need to be. The best part is that I don't have to bum rides off people anymore. I've hated that I've had to do that for so many years.

His name is Clooney. As in George - older but still reliable.

5) Love/hate relationship with the football season. I always like going to the games, even though the two home games so far have been pretty lame and the away games have been super frustrating. The free food that comes from working at the ticket office doesn't hurt things either. Oh, and hanging out with this girl is always a good time.

6) Speaking of good times with Kristen, we, along with my other friend Brooke, went to see Lonestar at the Utah State Fair. Lonestar was fun and personable and I actually knew more of their songs than I thought I did. Also I guess they played in Salt Lake on Sept. 11, 2001? So it was a special day for them, they said. Before that though, we loaded ourselves with fried food, petted a few goats, and went down a giant slide. Because what else do you do at a state fair?

Yes, that sign on the right does say fried green jello. I was not brave enough to try it.

I was brave enough to try the Twinkie, Oreos, and cheesecake, however. The Oreos were my favorite. And I only felt a little bit sick afterward.


Pretty good-looking country bunch.

Our attempt to get a picture with Lonestar. The ushers were pretty rude and tried to hurry us through, but the band members were good sports. I appreciate the guy behind me at least trying to get in the picture, haha.

7) I've tried to be more social this year by going to various parties and dances. Whether hosted by my ward or by friends, I've done my best to attend and have a good time, whereas last year I'd find ways to get out of it. Probably my favorites so far have been dancing crazy at Mark's wedding (can't believe he's the first of us GMSA crew to tie the knot!) and surprising Kelly for her 22nd birthday. And scaring everyone off with my ghetto moves.

The newly engaged, newly 22, Kelly Lopez!

8) And probably my favorite part of my senior year - my master bedroom. Not only is it huge, it has its own bathroom and is on the top floor of a lovely townhouse that is only about 3 minutes from campus. I am living in style, my friends. Sure, it isn't exactly cheap, but hey, all I did this summer was save money. It's my last year, and I deserve it. Right?

Welcome to my humble abode.

Yeah, there's a lot of pink. I had to stick with it. But on the other hand, I'm getting quite proud of my movie collection.

I LOVE having my own bathroom. So, so much.

And that's about it for now! I'm actually really excited for this semester. I'm going home for Thanksgiving for the first time ever, I'm going to San Fransisco for the PRSSA National Conference, I'm going to some awesome concerts, and I'm turning 21 in just a few weeks!

Notice that none of those things included school.

Senioritis. I'm tellin' ya.