Two Words: Airports Suck

I am aware that we all have some strong opinion as to why airports suck. Maybe security takes too long or there’s never any good parking spots when you’re coming in for your 5 p.m. flight. Whatever your reasons may be, I’m here to tell you that there are a few things that seasoned travelers really hate about airports. Hint: it’s not the line at Starbucks.

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I Think Young America Needs Old Role Models

The first two times I drafted this, I faced off two “role models” and pointed out the pros and cons of each one, naturally focusing on the role model debate of Miley Cyrus. Yet as I thought about what I was writing, I couldn’t help but think that the VMA “catastrophe” it isn’t exactly Miley’s fault. Sure, you could pin it on her publicist or PR team, but she is acting just like any other 20-something pop star that has come before her. It’s just the way Hollywood works.

I think some people, particularly those in my age range, need to get off the Miley-hating horse and think about what female pop-stars were like during our preteens. Need I remind you of the “X-Tina” age or Britney’s “Toxic” phase? The outrage over J-Lo’s over-exposed full figure? Or even the great head-shave of 2007?

As a whole, we shouldn’t be berating Miley for acting like her teen-year role models. She grew up the same way those Disney Mickey-Mousers did before her: she was a child in the eyes of the media and wanted to make it known that she is now an adult. Rather than bashing her and the tradition of tramp-transformation, wouldn’t it be easier to change the definition of what a role model is?

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The Pros (and Cons) of Living in an Active City

Well if you haven’t picked up from my other posts by now, I have switched coasts and moved to arguably one of the most active cities in the United States: Denver. It’s a lot to adjust to after living in one of the unhealthiest cities in America for the past five years of my adult life, but I’m making the best of it. From hiking to running to healthy eating, I have made a big jump in lifestyle over the past three weeks.

Still, there are times where I feel purely inadequate.

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Five Things That Colleges Should Consider Adding to Comm. Curriculums

In the past few months of being a college graduate I have been doing freelance work in what is deemed as a part of my field, but was never taught in college. Granted school is not going to teach you everything the real world will, but there are some things that universities really should start working into their curriculum for communications students. I mean – we are the future of major companies, right?

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7 Things I Absolutely Loved About Living in Philadelphia

I HAVE INTERNET AGAIN! Ok, not that big of a deal, but still. In the past few days I have become nostalgic about my past five years of living in the wonderful city of Philadelphia. After all of my times moving, I haven’t found a place I could really relate to and call home until I moved into the City of Brotherly Love. If you haven’t been before, then you’re missing out. If you have been here before, then I hope you can attest to its awesomeness.

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The Beauty of Being Anonymous

You might have to bear with me on this one for I’m going to take a stab at explaining something that I have been having difficulties finding the words for. It’s easy to take advantage of simple words as “hate” and “bored” that I’ve never actually thought about what I’ve really been trying to communicate. And in the end, all anyone hears is the negativity.

This is my attempt to end the rampage of simple words in order to describe the beauty and serenity that I find when no one knows my name.

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People Who Annoy Me at the Gym: Revisited

So a few months ago, I wrote a post about the people at the gym who annoy me because they clearly don’t know what they’re doing. Well, after some more gym visits and discussions with my gym buddy, we have come up with a few additions to the list. If you do these things, be warned: you have a target on your back and no one likes you.

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Say What You Want… I’m Wearing My 5″ Heels

For those of you who do not know me, I am tall. We’re not talking Destinee Hooker* tall, but I’m really not too far behind. Funny thing is, I’ve never thought of myself as tall. I’ve always assumed myself to be average and everyone else was just a bit shorter.

Until I put on heels, that is. Then I’m not “taller,” I’m more fabulous.

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I Really Don’t Care When You Read My Message

For some reason completely unbeknownst to me, people have become more obsessive about communicating on text-based platforms. Texting and Facebook messaging, for example. And for another reason that I cannot seem to explain, many people feel the need to request a “timestamp” from when you read the message. 

Needy, much?

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It’s About Time I Move on with My Life

During these past few months, I have spent a concern-able amount of time sitting on my couch and browsing through job listings on my computer. To me, it felt like my life was set on pause, that I wasn’t going anywhere despite the number of times I sent out my resume.

But then it hit me: I was looking for an excuse for my life to start.

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