This weekend is mountain weekend! It’s a tradition that a small group of my friends and I have made starting last year. We rented a cabin in Gatlinburg the first time, and it was a blast! It’s always good to get away for the weekend, especially when nothing is happening in Statesboro. I will be sad I’m missing some of the Halloween bashes, but this year we booked an amazing cabin in Helen, Georgia. About 4 hours North of Statesboro, we will be partcipating in Octoberfest! I’ve only been to Helen for a day trip, but that was years ago. I cannot wait to be up in the mountains!
The surprising thing about these trips are the great deals we get on the rentals. For only $100 each, we are getting a beautifully decorated cabin with pool table/game room, hot tub, and grill. What else do college kids need? We are also only a short drive from downtown Helen, which gives us the opportunity to stroll down the streets. The cabin also has an fire pit in the backyard, and is located on the river. It’s the perfect time of year to get a good fire going and roast some marshmallows. One of my favorite things about getting away to the mountains, or even the lake in the summer, is the stars at night. Obviously in Statesboro, those are easy to see, but from Atlanta you can’t see the beauty. This mountain weekend is going to be one of the best road trips yet. We’ll have to go out with a bang because one of our friends in the group is graduating this fall!
This week in our public relations writing class, to hot topic for the blogs is the “dream job”. Since I was about 12, I have always wanted to work for a fashion magazine. I love the idea of a fast-paced environment filled with chic, desirable clothing and accessories. To this day, I can’t get enough when I flip through the pages of Elle, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. It was hard for me to find my route when I came to college, because I knew that writing was my strong point but I didn’t want to be a writer for a fashion magazine. I want to work behind the scenes, helping to pick what should and should not make the cut in the next month’s issue. I want to be there on photo shoots, and meet the brilliant designers and artists.
Not only is this job perfect for me, most fashion magazines are located in New York City, one of my favorite places on earth. I love that there is so much culture, so much to do, and so much to learn in such a big place. It is also filled with history, as well as everything that is on the rise. My family and I usually take a short summer trip up the to Big Apple once a year, and every time I leave feeling like I can’t get enough. I know that I could only live there for a short while, but to ne able to experience such an industry as fashion, and a city like New York would be worth a lifetime.
Well while I’m sure there are several things that overall annoy me, there are two that take the cake. One of my biggest pet peeves are kids in Walmart, or any grocery store. Those kids that are running, darting, yelling, screaming, crying, and nagging their mothers for this, that, and the other sugary item. Not only does the idea of Walmart give me a headache, the kid down the aisle wailing loudly because they couldn’t get the cookies they wanted makes me want to run out the door. I also pity the parent that has to tote the unruly child around the store. Maybe it’s because I have so many siblings that these kids bother me so much, but it makes me want to avoid to store at all cost.
I think my biggest pet peeve would be when people can’t stick to their word. I don’t think anything makes me more upset then when a person says they will do something and they don’t follow up. I have had this happen to me in the past, and I think it is such a let down. Personally, I make it a point to keep my word. If I know that I won’t be able to hold a promise, then I will reluctantly not make one. No one really likes the feeling that they can’t rely on someone, especially if that someone is close to them.
Another pet peeve of mine is messiness. I am like OCD clean, so when things are a mess I will try to fix them.
I enjoy so many genres of music, and probably could not tell you a specific favorite band or singer. In fact, I usually have my favorite song of the week, which I’ll listen to until the next best thing comes along. I was raised listening to classic rock and everything from the 60s to the 80s. I went through my pop teen phase with N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, and Britney. In high school I loved oldies and punk rock, and now I have moved onto country too. I listen to all of these types of music, but some things just tend to stick out.
Realistic or not, I think that having Bon Jovi perform in concert on our campus would be the best thing. I saw him live at Philips Arena with my mom freshmen year of college, and it was the best concert I’ve seen to this date. I have been to about at least a dozen concerts, and that man knows how to work a crowd. We were on our feet from beginning to end. I had no voice or hearing the next day. How awesome would it be to hear the American classics such as “Living on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” live with your best friends? We have all been out and about on the weekends when those songs come on over the speakers, and the people in the place go tone deaf singing the lyrics to each other. I also think that since Bon Jovi is known internationally among so many different audiences, it would be a good opportunity for the faculty and staff of Georgia Southern to get out there with the students and have a great time!