Warning: Personal Rant Ahead

REALLY?!

Honestly- I have been raised in a family who respects Billy Graham and this is not about him or his values but I will never understand his son- who speaks out and takes issue with the most ridiculous things . Case in point, while I follow Billy Graham on twitter whose tweets consist mainly of scripture and strengthening your faith, I cringe whenever I see Franklin Graham’s name in the headlines bc its always attached to things that in my opinion are charged to incite drama and get attention (like really we should boycott TARGET?!! because they dont label “girly” legos?!? or the Muppets because of sex/ beastiality?!?! really? bc so many people are going to cite the muppets as their inspiration) REALLY.

I’m sorry I just feel like there are more important issues that Christians should be rallying for, focusing on following Jesus’ lead. It’s disappointing how popular he is and comments that always follow…

RANT OVER

emily.

Return of the Rose

It’s that time again, Bachelorette season is back and because Juan Pablo’s personality was so unbearably un-watchable, I’m reluctant to continue watching but I’ve decided to give it another chance. I am mostly watching it for three reasons: There is nothing else I watch on Mondays anymore, I like Andi, and I like dudes ❤ hehe

It was really sad though that Eric had passed away and its going to be weird seeing his chemistry with Andi progress…. AND I totally felt for the one contestant Josh B. who didn’t get a rose boutinere, Not only because he was cute but because it sucks going to all this trouble and then getting eliminating before getting the chance to even talk to the girl… :/ #bummer

And now for the moment you all have been waiting for!!! My friends and I did another draft because really what else serves as incentive to watch this drama… And my picks consist of what I consider to be some pretty good odds:

  • Marquel
  • Brian
  • J.J.
  • Andrew

Fingers Crossed!

x emily.

Bright Before Sunrise

Author: Tiffany Schmidt

Pub Date: Feb 18 2014

Genre: Realistic/Contemporary Fiction,  Young Adult

Themes: high school, relationships, family, acceptance, closure

Fave Character: Brighton

What I Think: Bright Before Sunrise was an enjoyable read that I just couldn’t put down. Schmidt’s writing was clear and the alternating perspectives of Brighton and Jonah were creative and insightful. I loved the whirlwind adventures of Brighton and Jonah in one night gone wrong and the discoveries made about themselves and each other along the way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a good quirky story of two opposites with some valuable lessons in first impressions.

THE FEELS:

+ Brighton’s growth from a “teflon” classmate, friend, daughter,  sister, and person to something more over the course of the night.

— Jonah’s snark borderlines rudeness when jumping to conclusions about Brighton and her life and it frustrates me so much I wanna smack him.

Long Story Short: 8/10! Go get it now! ♥ 

PS.  Happy Valentines Day! ♥ 
x emily.

Reluctant Fangirl

Reluctant Fangirl

So last night marked the first time I ever watched an episode of the Bachelor (or the Bachelorette for that matter) all the way through. And it wasn’t too terrible… but it was pretty terrible. Really though, it was so dramatic and about an hour and half too long. But I don’t wanna sound rude so I will try to say something nice about it. uhhh, the girls are pretty? Don’t get me wrong, Juan Pablo is a cutie but I just question how genuine he is in (like most people who agree to compete in a reality show to find love…) in finding a wife for his daughter instead of just a vacay and some hot action. I do hope he proves me wrong though. Now I know I wasn’t being forced to watch this against my will so I should explain why I put myself through this prime time torture.. my best friends convinced me to be a part of this bachelor draft which is apparently something people actually do and because I’m in it to win it, I agreed and put all I had into it. So without further ado, I present to you my 2014 picks for potential future wifeys of Juan Pablo: (in alphabetical order)
1. Amy L.
2. Chantel
3. Danielle
4. Kat
5. Victoria
((I was very disappointed when my top pick girls for no reason other than I thought they were cool- Lacy and Ashley – were eliminated right away though, oh well.)) [[Secondly, I really don’t think that any of these girls are super great for him but I guess we shall see]]
MAY THE ROSE BE EVER IN YOUR (my) FAVOR (cause imma win this draft!)
x emily.