31 Halloween Movies

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  1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)
  2. Halloweentown (TV 1998)
  3. Hannibal (2001)
  4. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (TV 2001)
  5. Halloweentown High (TV 2004)
  6. Let Me In (2010)
  7. Casper (1995)
  8. Practical Magic (1998)
  9. Scream 4 (2011)
  10. Twitches Too (TV 2007)
  11. Zombieland (2009)
  12. Return to Halloweentown (TV 2006)
  13. The Littlest Vampire (2000)
  14. Double Jeopardy (1999)
  15. The Others (2001)
  16. The Witches (1990)
  17. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (TV 1993)
  18. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (Video 2005)
  19. Tower of Terror (TV 1997)
  20. Insidious (2010)
  21. Twitches (TV 2005)
  22. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  23. Dream House (2011)
  24. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  25. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (TV 1966)
  26. Scream 3 (2000)
  27. Rear Window (1954)
  28. Beetlejuice (1988)
  29. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  30. Cry Wolf (2005)
  31. Hocus Pocus (1993)
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Dealing with the Young & Inexperienced

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I get that not everyone that studies abroad is an experienced traveler. I realize that I am one of a small group of people who have traveled as much as I have during my 21 years of life and that many of my peers have never left the country before college. But what I don’t understand is how at the age of 20, some people still can’t act their age. Basically I spent the day in Arezzo, Italy with two of my friends and this other girl that one of them had just met. She was really nice at first, we both go to school up in Massachusetts and have similar interests in movies and television. But after spending some time with her, it just became taxing–she couldn’t do things on her own (she made my friend find a bathroom with her because she couldn’t just go into a cafe and ask herself), she complained constantly about her roommates (actually calling them “the nicer one” and “the mean one”) and she freaked out when we told her that we weren’t going to buy return tickets because we figured that our tickets would still work (when the ticket guy came on the train she was actually¬†fidgeting so bad and she was about to go hide in the bathroom)…I mean come on. Grow up. She comes from a very sheltered background and believe me, I understand that–most of my best friends that I grew up with were extremely sheltered. But unlike my friends, she hasn’t used college in a way to become independent or to find herself–she goes home on the weekends and thinks way too much about what people think about her. I commend her for traveling all the way to Europe, on her own, for an entire semester but I think she needs to do some major searching. Talking to her, I felt like I was much older instead of only a year. It’s amazing how much coddling some people need. I hope that she learns from her experiences here but I have a feeling that she may always be one of those people who just thinks they are the victim.

31 Movies of Halloween

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Ok so I was going to try and do a 31 days of Halloween by watching a new Halloween or scary movie every day in October. But I have some travel arrangements and I won’t be able to watch a movie on some of those days so instead I decided that I would try to watch 31 films over the entire month, whenever I get a chance to watch some! I have a few classics that I have to watch every year (Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown) but I’m going to try to watch a mixture of new and old/ones I’ve seen and ones I haven’t yet. I’ll keep a running list on the ones I watch but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Wish me luck and HAPPY OCTOBER!

 

One and Only

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You’ve been on my mind, I grow fonder every day
Lose myself in time just thinking of your face
God only knows why it’s taken me so long to let my doubts go
You’re the only one that I want

I don’t know why I’m scared, I’ve been here before
Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all
You’ll never know if you never try
To forget your past and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
Promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile
Until the end starts

If I’ve been on your mind, you hang on every word I say
Lose yourself in time at the mention of my name
Will I ever know how it feels to hold you close
And have you tell me whichever road I choose you’ll go

I don’t know why I’m scared ’cause I’ve been here before
Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all
You’ll never know if you never try
To forget your past and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
Promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile
Until the end starts

I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart
I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart

Nobody’s perfect
(I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart)
Trust me, I’ve learned it
Nobody’s perfect
(I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart)
Trust me, I’ve learned it

Nobody’s perfect
(I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart)
Trust me, I’ve learned it
Nobody’s perfect
(I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart)
Trust me I’ve learned it

So I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
I promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile
Until the end starts

Come on and give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile
Until the end starts

“One and Only”¬†~~~ Adele

Stressed Out and Exhausted

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I don’t know what is going on with me but I feel like I’m always tired. I’m spending my semester abroad in Italy and I want to spend most of my free time exploring and traveling but I’ve been here a month and haven’t really done very much. I spend a lot of time sleeping and watching my TV shows from America (granted I feel uncomfortable being out late because of the creepy Italian men that keep trying to talk to me so I don’t mind doing these things at night) but I want to be out doing things. I need to start planning everything so it’s not all stressful last minute and I hope to get this done this weekend. Hopefully I can get myself out of this rut that I’ve gotten myself into soon because I want to be able to take every advantage of this opportunity that I possibly can. I don’t want to look back at this semester and wish that I had done all these things that I just “didn’t have time for.”

The Pursuit of Happiness

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  1. The only person that can ever truly make you happy is yourself. Stop depending on everyone else.
  2. People lie, stuff happens. Don’t take it too personally.
  3. Want people to think you’re amazing? Start believing you are, and then they will too.
  4. Smiling is the ultimate anti-depressant. Smile and laugh out loud, it doesn’t look stupid, I promise.
  5. The world is never just black and white, right or wrong, one way or another. Try and see things from as many points of view as possible.
  6. “Let everything happen to you
    Beauty and terror
    Just keep going
    No feeling is final”
    -Rainer Maria Rilke
  7. Have empathy.
  8. Gossip, problems of the past, events you cannot control, negative thoughts and negative people; time spent on these is time poorly wasted.
  9. When you’re jealous or find yourself filled with hate for someone/something, stop. The only person its hurting is you.
  10. Although the newest, most expensive material things may make you feel as it you’re a better person, they won’t hold you at night or listen to you when you need it. Make sure your priorities make sense.
  11. Step outside your comfort zone- it’s when you’ll really feel alive.
  12. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, the people who really matter, don’t mind.
  13. Let your emotions out sometimes, humans have them for a reason.
  14. Celebrate the things you have. Think only positively of the things you don’t (but would like to have) and they too will come.
  15. Love unconditionally <3.