my picks from ‘songs that never fail to make white people beyond turnt’

Today, I saw a Tumblr post on Twitter called ‘songs that never fail to make white poeple beyond turnt.’ I couldn’t find a credit, or I’d link. It inspired me to cut down their list- I took out over a dozen songs- for the ones I like the most.

  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Living on a Prayer
  • Come on Eileen
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Shot Through the Heart
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Under Pressure
  • Ice Ice Baby
  • Wonderwall
  • A Thousand Miles
  • Teenage Dirtbag
  • Red Solo Cup
  • Mr. Brightside
  • Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Eye of the Tiger
  • Chicken Fried
  • American Pie
  • I Love Rock and Roll
  • Dancing Queen
  • Don’t You Want Me
  • We Will Rock You
  • Hey Jude
  • Piano Man
  • This Is How We Do It
  • Drops of Jupiter
  • Buddy Holly
  • All the Small Things
  • Stacy’s Mom
  • All Star
  • You Found Me
  • Bad Day
  • All The Small Things
  • Margaritaville
  • Sk8er Boi
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Iris
  • Hey There Delilah
  • Life Is A Highway
  • Breakeven
  • Viva La Vida
  • September
  • Since U Been Gone
  • Skinny Love
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Bye Bye Bye
  • I’m Yours
  • My Girl
  • I’m A Believer
  • Soul Man
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Before He Cheats
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • DONTTRUSTME

I took off Cotton Eyed Joe because of the horrible middle school dance memories. Ah, to be grinding for the first time again. Ironically, Hey Soul Sister was also removed for bad middle school throwbacks. A boy I used to hate- I say used to since I ran into him recently and we reconciled!- played it on the guitar and sang it at the talent show. The rest were oldies I didn’t know or songs I didn’t like, so this is the best of the best. Honestly, all are good and almost all are songs everyone knows the words to. Win win.

You’re welcome for the playlist.

xx

instantblonde

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the november challenge

Much like many men choose to not shave in November for prostate cancer awareness, I am also pledging to change my lifestyle this month, though mine is not nearly as admirable or generous. My cousin J and I embarked on a little health challenge that I affectionately dubbed it “the November challenge” just now.

It started because I have a huge event December 2nd that I need to look good for, and we both want to be on the right track before the inevitable weight gain that comes with Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies. We both came up with this on a Google doc after a FaceTime spent analyzing what we pig out on, what we have sensitivities to, and what goals are realistic for us. I also incorporated elements from challenges I’d seen on Facebook, read about, or pinned, too.

I’m planning on doing a multi-part series to explain this, so today I’ll outline the do’s and dont’s of eating on this plan. For food, basically, you can eat whatever you want except the listed, which are:

  1. French fries
  2. Candy
  3. Ice cream
  4. Alcohol
  5. Pizza
  6. Chicken fingers/wings
  7. Soda
  8. Bread and butter
  9. Toast
  10. Cupcakes
  11. Tacos, unless with lettuce or no shells
  12. Chips and salsa
  13. Sour cream
  14. Packaged cookies
  15. Rice

It’s a random assortment, I know, but they’re the items we find ourselves most frequently indulging in. Most are greasy, processed, and carb-filled, so the hope is that, by eliminating those, we’re eating a lot healthier: less calories, less chemicals, less sugar, and so on. It also pushes us towards more protein and vegetables and less carbs, which I desperately need.

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[via PopSugar.com]
Jessica Alba probably hasn’t eaten a carb since the Bush administration. Ugh.

And again, I’ll elaborate more in separate posts, so stick around if you’re interested!!

xx

instantblonde

P.S. Get out and vote. Even if you hate the candidates waiting in line in an elementary school/fire hall/nursing home.

 

in the light: tonight

I really shared a lot more than I intended to in my posts about my ex. They were titled, respectively, in the dark and in the dark: again, for when I found out that he was talking to one of my friends and then for when they began dating officially, each of which happened behind my back.

It’s different now. Tonight’s the first time I’ll be seeing them as a couple. I’ve obviously seen each of them on their own, but it’ll be weird to see them together.

What’s even weirder? Could my life get any worse? Yes and yes.

Tonight’s Halloween extravaganza is going to be in the exact same house where I was with him almost two years ago. I brought him as a date to one of my functions and that night, we were that couple everyone was talking about being so cute. We were sharing a barstool and splitting drinks and dancing together.

So I not only have to return to the place where we hooked up in a closet- not one of my finer moments, I’ll admit, but I also have to see him with another girl there. They will probably hook up in that exact same closet, too, and frankly, it makes me a little sick.

I feel like everything they’ll do will under be florescent lights. My eyes are wide open now, and, honestly, I feel like it might hurt more than being in the pitch black.

Happy Halloween. I’ll definitely see some frightening things (read: slutty costumes, ex boyfriend and friend) tonight… will you?

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[via The Daily Caller]
And if you don’t get the above reference, get the fuck out.

xx

instantblonde

 

in the dark: again

I’m sorry to disrupt my usual programming of clothes, shoes, makeup, and bitching. But I have to share a little update on something I poured my heart out about here last month.

When I found out that my friend L and the ex  were hanging out a lot as of September, I was pissed. Then, when I found out they’d been fucking behind my back since June, I was even more pissed and very hurt.

I found out that they were officially dating, though again from someone else because L somehow has a problem saying things to my face even though I see her Snapchats, follow her on Instagram, and am in group chats with her, and I’m livid.

Somehow that title makes me more rage-y than their illicit hookups did. Now I have to at least pretend to tolerate their relationship, happy couple act. That’s unfair. I’ve been a good friend to her and I genuinely don’t think I deserve this. If I were her, I wouldn’t be posting Snapchats of interlocked hands and road trips or texting the group chat about their fights. And I certainly wouldn’t be telling everyone at our last girls’ trip dinner about how he barely lasts more than a minute.

That was supposed to be me. I was supposed to be the one sitting in the front seat of his Jeep on the way to get doughnuts or drive one of his stupid, drunk friends home. We talked about him meeting my parents and hanging out with my dogs, not going to L’s family parties or taking her little brother to lacrosse practice. I texted my cousin, “That was going to be me and it’s not. And it sucks.” and it perfectly sums up how I feel. Oh, and today he was wearing a visor that I got him for his birthday two years ago when we were together. I saw it on his Snapchat story and I know L remembers when I gave it to him and I’m sure she teased him about it today. Salt on the wound, you know?

I can’t decide which I fucking hate more: the fact that a year ago I was writing about him and I still am now, or the fact that my friend is dating my ex and there’s really nothing I can do about it.

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[via imoviequotes.com]
Me too, Rosalyn. Sometimes I think I’ll die before I stop caring about this.

xx

instantblonde

 

 

i’m off

I mentioned earlier how I’d be departing on quite a few trips this fall, and the time has come. I’m off tomorrow at six, but I’ll be back on Thursday.

Unfortunately, I probably won’t post until then. So as much as you’ll miss me, at least you’ll know I’m not gone forever.

I do have a few mundane life updates, though:

  • I finally got over FNL and started a new show on Netflix! Any guesses as to what it is?
  • My friends and I have coined Netflix “netty”. I hate us.
  • I got an awful cold and ear infection at the start of this week but somehow got over it by now. Thanking my lucky stars that it came then and not now.
  • With the aid of a ton of research, I possibly found the best face sunscreen ever. I’m testing it out this week in Florida!

Hopefully I won’t get burned or drown in the amount of Lulu my friends packed. One can only dream of being laid to rest among Wunder Unders and Free to Be racerbacks.

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[via theglitterguide.com]
If I look at this picture long enough tomorrow morning, I’ll start to look just like RHW. I just know it.

xx

instantblonde

 

never forget

Today, we remember. We remember the 2,976 Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We remember the countless first responders, firemen, police offers, and citizens who gave tremendously to help in any way.

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[via rebeccalammersen.com]
It seems surreal that this devastating national tragedy was fifteen years ago. It came to shape so many of the coming years. It defined what it means to be proud to be an American in the twenty-first century. If you haven’t seen this video, which was taken from NYU dorms eight blocks away, I recommend watching it. Although very disturbing, it is more raw than any news coverage you could ever see.

We will never forget.

xx

instantblonde

early fall wishlist

Right now, all the fall merchandise is on display and I just want in. It’s too hot here to wear any of it, but I’m in too deep with online shopping to not know all the latest releases and sales.

Eventually, maybe a few of these things will go on my Christmas list, but, for now, I’m just looking.

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[via alpharettaoutfitters.com]
Fun fact: I love magazines and catalogs. I never order anything from it, but I enjoy perusing the ones that come through the mail when I get around to sorting it. The Patagonia Los Gatos vest caught my eye, and it’s on their website for $99. Might have to cop in the grey.

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[via beautycounter.com]
Cousin J has been using this mask since July and has had nothing but good things to say about it, so I’m curious to try. I think $45 is a touch steep for a mask, but it is a bigger bottle and I want to shoot my aunt, who just became a Beautycounter rep, some business. Also, I’ve been itching to try anything Beautycounter, so it seems right to start with one of their most lauded products.

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[via clinique.com]
I’m a big believer in sticking with brands that you trust and that work for you. Sometimes old favorites trump whatever every YouTuber is shilling. I’ve had this Clinique Pore Refining Solutions mask in a sample size from a Sephora haul, which I reviewed too, before and loved it. Sephora sells it for only $25.50 for a larger size, and it’s won the Best of Beauty Allure award too.

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[via etsy.com]
I actually giggled when I came across this soap dispenser randomly on Etsy from this cute shop called “All Bottled Up in Indy”. Captain Morgan has led me into a plethora of questionable decisions and has been a staple of my liquid diet. I would never display this, but it’s hilarious. I’m not saying I want it, but I don’t not want it either. It’s $19.99 in case you need a gag gift anytime soon.

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[via shop.nordstrom.com]
Silver is my preferred metal of choice, and I am a sucker for bangles, so, naturally, I really like most of Lagos’ jewelry. Their dainty ‘caviar’ bangle is pretty without being flashy or overstated, and it would go with a lot of stacks on top of looking good alone. Maybe I should get into gambling so I can snag this $15o beauty for fun.

Happy Sunday. Hopefully you take a glorious nap and eat some good food today.

xx

instantblonde