Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ten Things You Will Experience In College




Attend A Frat Party

You know those legendary parties you kept hearing about that are hosted by fraternities? Sounds like a myth when you think about it every now and then. Well it’s not a myth. When you go to college and they have a fraternity house, guarantee that there is a wild party being planned around the corner. When you go to a frat party you will experience one of the wildest nights of your life. Expect alcohol, loud music, tons of people, you know the rest. You will have a wild night that you won’t forget.

Smoke Marijuana

Just like alcohol, marijuana is going to be around you like a drug tempting you to go down the road. It’s hard to avoid it. Students in college are smoking it around the corner in areas where hardly anyone walks around. Pot dealers are sometimes in walking distance from the campus because they were called by fellow students to meet them around certain places. You might even smell a bit of it marinating on a student’s clothes. So why not get it out of the way and scratch it off your bucket list. It doesn’t have to be a full joint. You can get it out of the way with a simple huff and puff.

Have a Romance on Campus

You’re around classmates and people around your age group every single day. It’s bound to happen if you’re single that you’ve developed this slight attraction for someone on campus. You will walk across the hall one day and there is this one person who just can’t take off of. You instantly have the picture of the two of you as a couple. By all means, go for it. Relationships are a beautiful thing, and you especially deserve a moment like in college. Love conquers all.

Vomit From Excessive Drinking

We all started out as rookie drinkers. We were just so excited to experience the thing that was forbidden for us to drink until we turned twenty-one. We were inexperienced in the beginning. We didn’t know that you were supposed to sip vodka instead of gulping like we do with Gatorade and soda pops. The conclusion is always the same.

You getting majorly wasted and finding yourself vomiting everything out in the bathroom toilet, or a mop bucket. Whichever one is closest to you. Just know that it happens. It’s going to take a while before your body is actually capable of holding liquor.

Get Involved In a Club

Extracurricular activities are a must for students who want to do more than just go to class and study. If you have a hobby, skill, or talent, there is perhaps a club on campus that fits what you like to do. If you’re English major who loves to write, join the writers club. If you’re a business major with a taste for advertising, there might be a club related to communications. Joining a club is a perfect way to keep you active and busy on campus.

Have A Professor That Just Don’t Like You

Not every teacher is going to like you. There will be a time in college where there will be that one professor where no matter how hard you try they just don’t like you for some reason. Maybe they had a expectation of you passing and you kept on failing. Maybe you’re always smiling and they don’t understand how a student can have a jolly personality all the time. Either way, just be prepared when a situation like that between you and your professor to happen. It can start from a time when you’re getting your Associates or when you’re getting your Ph.D.

Have A Enemy

No matter what you do, there are some people in this world that just isn’t going to like you. Somewhere down the line, you’ll meet someone that won’t like you, and you won’t like them back with a passion. You might develop a rivalry with this person, and are always competing to become better than the other from a distance. Either way, at least you’ll acknowledge that the two of you are enemies. Have a friendly fight without actually punching each other in the face.

Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

College is all about experimentation. As you get older, you want to try out new things. Maybe you’ve been the nice guy/girl all your life and you perhaps want to do something wild at least once in your life. You’re allowed that. The last thing you want to do is being in your forties regretting about the things you wish you should have done. Live while you’re young. Be up to things while you still can. That way, when you’re older, you’ll have plenty of stories to tell.

Heartache

The same way happiness comes into our lives, so does sadness. It can revolve around a friendship falling apart, a relationship that didn’t last, not passing in a class, or having a heated argument with the one you love. Heartache is bound to happen at least once to you. The best thing to do is to just lay back and go through the emotions. Then when that time come when you’re ready to stop crying, you’ll be able to pick yourself back up, and be able to battle with life dead in the face again.

New Ways of Learning

Here is something people don’t tell you in high school. Teachings in college are so much different from the way you were taught in high school. It’s a whole new ball game that you need to adapt to quickly. So throw away all the things you learned in high school into the dumpster, and adapt to this new way of learning in college. It’s better to know this while you’re ahead. If you think college is just like high school, get ready to have life slap you in the face.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hiding My Marijuana Scent On Campus


My personal barber came to my apartment one day to cut my hair again. I always look forward to our little mini get togethers. When it comes to relationships there is nothing like one between a man and his barber. You can't describe it. People, especially men, knows exactly what I'm talking about.

My barber likes to smoke marijuana. He has his own people that provides him good amounts. He asked me if I wanted to smoke some after cutting my hair to kill time. I was fine with that. I had a scholarship meeting on campus that wasn't going to happen for another four hours. I had plenty of time to kill.

Two hours later, I took a look around the air in my apartment engulfed with a combination of marijuana and in scents. I didn't pay close attention to it, for I was having a good time huffing and puffing. I was in bed experiencing my own effects from smoking a joint while my barber was writing in his journal. According to him, I filled the room with so much artistry that the essence was rubbing off him, causing him to get creative.

I looked at the clock and realized it was time to go. My barber packed up while I went over to grab my winter coat and my apartment keys. For me still being a rookie pot smoker, I was totally unaware of what you have to go after you smoke pot. You have to take a shower and put your clothes away, so you wouldn't walk around with the smell. I didn't know this until it was too late.

I got on the train and arrived on campus an hour early to my scholarship meeting. I thought it would be a good idea to kill time by going to the library and watch videos on YouTube. The minute I sat down and took off my coat, I woke up the whole campus.

A whole smell of marijuana escaped my coat like a invisible puff of smoke, and quickly spread across the library. Student after student raised their heads wondering who was smoking pot in the library. I quickly put my coat back and tried to conceal the smell for the rest of the evening.

So you could only imagine what I was doing when it was time for my scholarship meeting.

For a rookie pot smoker, I truly learned my lesson about a requirement regarding the aftermath of smoking cannabis.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Your Place Should Be The Ultimate Comfort Zone

There's an old saying that the only two places you as a human being is going to have peace is the grave and your house. That speaks volumes because when you think about it, those are two places where you expect no drama to happen at all. Can you imagine coming home from a long day of work and melodrama only to come inside and realize that you've entered another room full of melodrama?

You know something isn't right when you are arrive in front of your place, stand up straight on the porch frozen as a statue for five to ten seconds. Then you take a deep breath before you even put the key into the lock. I don't know about you, but I refuse to let my place follow that daily schedule of mental stress.

Your house or apartment should be the ultimate comfort zone. It should be a place you look forward to when you've come from a busy day. After all, our apartment is when we put the guards down and let ourselves be vulnerable.

This is the time when you strip all your clothes off and walk around naked if you want to. You grab a beer from the refrigerator and let it satisfy your thirst while on your way to the couch to watch random stuff on Netflix. You might even get a hot bath ready while you're at it.

Still, this is the time of your day and/or night when you're supposed to be in peace. Your environment is drama free. You can actually relax before you have to step out the door tomorrow, and deal with the real world again.

So whatever you do, make sure your place is forever your comfort zone. If you have to feng shui the place from top to bottom, by all means do it. Just make the effort in putting the work in. If you want peace in your place, bust that fucking door down, and drag that drama outside by the wig and root canal.

I'll be damned before I walk in my own place, and I ain't got no peace in every room I walk in. We all have an atmosphere that shouldn't be altered by yesterday's melodrama.

Let's put comfort in that imperial suite of ours.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Album Review - Jason Derulo "Everything Is 4"


Jason Derulo just released his fourth studio album, and it is a guaranteed good time you should have for your 2015 music library.

Other than his catchy hit "Want To Want Me," there are a bunch of other songs that can be one hit after the next in my opinion. My personal favorites are "Cheyee" and "Try Me," a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Matoma. If I had to decide, I would personally like "Cheyee" to be the second single.

This song has kind of a dark vibe that reminds me on the 1980s. Every time I listen to it, it sounds like a scene from a hit musical film. I love a good dark song that has a good music in the background. The second song is a feel good that makes you just want to sit down on the couch with a beer. The excellent extra flavor would be dancing in the apartment with Jennifer Lopez in the room.

Although, my instincts are telling me that the next single is going to be "Get Ugly." This is another song that you can dance to. It's dirty, catchy, and a little reminiscent of "Talk Dirty To Me" in regards to the lyrics, not the beat.

Overall, the fact that there are so many songs on this album that are so good you can't pick a favorite means that Jason Derulo has did his thing. He has created a album that all his fans can relate to. As a Jason Derulo fan myself, I would like everyone to buy this album. It's for everyone. Well done you wonderfully talented music artist.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Taylor Swift & Her Relatable Lyrics On Friendship


Still to this day, I don't think Taylor Swift doesn't get the full level of respect she deserves as a songwriter. Every song she releases contains a message that we all can relate to. Bad Blood is certainly one of them.

Bad Blood is a pop record about a friendship that started out great. It was all mad love and wonderful times. Now due to a betrayal, the friendship has ended and now the two have bad blood rivalry between them.

I don't know about you, but it's been a long time since I heard a song this good about friendship.  I often say that friendships are much more deeper than relationships. When it comes to friends you are sharing many deep moments when one another. Whether you're happy or sad, every moment you share is precious to you. So friendship end in betrayal and hurt, bad blood runs deep, and it's incredibly hard to recover hard from it.

If you're able to successfully recover and solve the problem, your friendship has learned a lesson and you've moved on from it. Sadly, there are times when a friendship runs sour, and ends in a deadly hatred. Bad blood is furious thing like red flames in the fire.

That's what I appreciate about the lyrics to this song, and the music video that accompanied with it. Taylor Swift did her thing and she is certainly up another level musically with this overall album. I thought I was addicted to Style, but now Bad Blood is heading up there. Matter of fact, I'll just drop my bets and bow down, saying that I don't have a favorite song from this album because I love the whole album.

I can personally say what I like about Taylor Swift is how relatable she is. Here is a woman in her 20s writing songs about what it's like being in your 20s. As a man in his 20s, I can totally relate to her as a singer, songwriter, and overall human being.

Confessions from a Swiftie.