A Photo Homage to (Some of) the Worst Pop Lyrics Ever Written

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And if by ham sammich you mean “As far away from me as you can get”, I’m on it JD.

Not that I like to present myself as a raging feminist or a ‘Boo-Mainstream Music’ hipster, but sometimes one needs to sacrifice one’s dignity for the greater good. The greater good being, in this case, hopefully, making you guys laugh/ponder what these catchy songs on the radio are *actually* saying. Or maybe just wonder “How much freetime does this chick *really* have?” Some of the lyrics I’m about to present to you are offensive, so fasten your seat belts kids. Prepare for misogyny, stupidity, and foul language. Also please don’t pick at the gum under your seats. And no kicking the seat of the person in front of you (you know who you are.)

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Move far, far away from people who write these songs, right? Great! Thanks for the tip!

(Wiggle, Jason Derulo ft. Snoopdog)

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What if I back my car into you? Is that the same sort of thing?

(Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke ft. Pharell and topless women.)

 

 

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This one is just plain stupid. (So sorry if you’re someone who can appreciate the subtleties and genius in Kanye’s music, but I just can’t ride that boat with you. Thanks for letting me finish.)

(I’m In It, Kanye West)

 

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NAILED IT SO HARD. Wait, wait, gurrrrrl where you goin’? STUPID HOE? IS THAT BETTER??  *sulks*

(Sexy Bitch, David Guetta ft. Akon and misogyny)

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(So Yesterday, Hillary Duff)

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Actually not a bad analogy, just a weird one, and one that makes me, a die hard cake advocate, very, very sad.

(MacArthur Park, Jimmy Web)

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OMG I ~*love*~ cute pet names! Can I call you No Decency? ❤

(Birthday Song, 2 Chainz)

And finally, my favorite one:

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(Dance Ass, Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj)

 

I’ll leave it at that.

Currently Reading: Jane Eyre (My Experience in Memes)

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I haven’t even finished this book, I’m not even 3/4 of the way through, but I must shout from the internet rooftops how amazing this book is. IT’S AMAZING! (Did you hear me? You have to be out on your rooftops for this to work. Get out there.) I don’t know if you’ve read it, but if you’ve always assumed that it’s a stuffy English book (like me), IT IS NOT. BE ASSURED. Of course there’s some vocab that’s a little different, but the narration and prose is so beautiful. And Jane Eyre herself is one butt kicking lady for the seventeenth (?) century in England. So free thinking! So able to tell a man what she expects of him and not bend to his will! It’s very refreshing and has made me cheer from the start. Charlotte Bronte is  an incredible genius, especially considering the restrictions placed upon women during her lifetime. I say is, rather than was, (deep thought time) because she’s never really lost to us. Her spirit lives on in each of her books, and that’s one of the reasons literature is such a beautiful and magical thing. To write the way she did was so brave and I would tooootally have lunch with her if that were at all possible.

Somehow, this book speaks through 150 years clear as a bell (and spoiler alert, Janey, men haven’t changed at all during that time. Don’t hold yo breath.)

The other great thing is that IT’S FREE FOR KINDLE SO STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND GO GET IT. And read it. And then in a week or so we can all talk about it.

I’m not going too much into plot here because I haven’t finished, but I will leave you with some choice memes to express almost all the feels I’ve had before even finishing the book.

Perhaps this shall persuade you, dear reader.

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Yup. All of them.

And some fun Jane Eyre memes:

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EYREE DAYY BOIIIIII.

 

Another plus: My inner voice is British for the time being.

YES.

Have you read this or any other books that have seriously rocked your world? Tell me about it!

Morgan

 

What’s 4(th) Dessert?

With the 4th of July hooplah right around the corner (if you’re in the US of A) and my sweet tooth on lock 24/7, I’d like to share 4 of my favorite patriotic pastries that you can make if you’ve recently been dealt the “Surprise! All 25 of us are coming to YOUR house for a COOKOUT! ON FRIDAY!!!” card like I have before. Some are super simple and some are a little more complicated if you’re like Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart or something (applause to you). All of them sound delicious. And feel free to make them wherever you are in any colors, because dessert.

I would have posted these sooner, but my internet has been down the past few days (sobs), so I suppose we’d better get on with this. They’re in increasing order of difficulty, so if you’re in a hurry, the first two are for you.

 

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Literally dip the edges of an ice cream sandwich in sprinkles. The end.
Find the other 5 desserts here.

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Also very easy. And cute. And you can disguise fruit as dessert for the kids! (You cruel human. Just kidding. Michelle Obama is proud of you.)

Recipe here. 

 

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JELLO POKE CAKE. 

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I have zero idea how to accomplish this but it’s amazing. Props to you if you do this one. 

Happy 4th everyone!

 

Morgan

Pinspiration from the Toilet Seat

http://geekstumbles.com/funny/in-the-office-bathroom/

 

(I’m painting this in cursive on a pretty canvas to confuse people)

HAH. Punny title, I know, I know *bows* *trudges offstage in self pity*. But I really am writing this from my toilet seat surrounded by fine dust while I’m waiting for some joint compound to dry. Yay, remodeling!

As you know (or maybe not, now you do!), I have just ventured into the previously foreboding and unknown territory known as Remodeling A Bathroom That Has Been a Portal to the Underworld for Fifteen Years. That’s probably a pretty heavy undertaking…but I am SO pumped. I just exorcised all of the evil demons and now I’m filling in the nail holes in the sheetrock!

I don’t have many pretty pictures from the real life room yet, (although there will be some how to posts on the way, stay tuned folks!) so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite pins from my Pinterest board “Extreme Makeover: Bathroom Edition. Click on the number below each picture if you want to take a closer look-see.

http://jonesdesigncompany.com/giveaway/summer-giveaway-with-edie-from-life-in-grace/

 

1. I love how eclectic this bathroom is. Our bathroom probably isn’t going to look like this because the rest of the people who pee in it aren’t as #quirky as me. Hee hee.

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2. This is probably going to be closer to what the bathroom will be like. Much serenity. So calm. Wow.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/bath-decor/beyond-the-grove-shower-curtain-in-birch?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=pdp_share

3. Looove that this shower curtain looks like woods. I cannot get enough trees, and if it is somehow possible that I may bathe in them…I will say yes every time. LIVIN’ IN THE FUTURE.

http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/bathroom-design-make-the-most-of-what-you-have/pictures/page-4.html?soc=sharingpinterest

4.  I’ve always lerved apothecary bottles…and these would be easy to do with recycled glass bottles and printed labels. DIY!

http://www.lushome.com/spacious-small-bathroom-decorating-mirrors/40295

5.  The huge mirror and bold color are so awesome. I’m thinking about doing a bright accent wall just for fun.

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30262182&color=095

6.  This is our dream shower curtain, butttttt it’s $64.00. Um, no. (Also: Urban Outftters has an entire bedroom collection featuring this design…so…there goes every penny I’ve earned in the last year.)

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/bath-decor/beyond-the-grove-shower-curtain-in-bamboo?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=pdp_share

7. But the bamboo one is what we’re thinking about because we want some color in the room and bamboo is freaking awesome.

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8.(Morgan, this isn’t a bathroom.)  Okay, so this is a picture of a living room, but I love the floor. I bought a Sharpie oil paint pen and I’m going to stencil a bunch of random triangles on the floor. I also might make a few of them silver. Shiiiiiny. The open pattern will add a lot of visual space to the very small floor.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

9. I like this bathroom a lot. It has just enough details to add some personality to the space, but I’m definitely adding a little more color to ours.

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10. The bold stencil and the minimalist accessories are such a cool combo.

 

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11. I’m going to do this with painted plastic dinosaur heads for a towel rack. Rawr 😀

http://alovelylittleworld.blogspot.ca/2011/08/home-decor-for-day-quirky-bathroom.html

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12 & 13. Love the green and the bunting in the first, and super love the colors in the second. It’s so bright and happy.

 

Alright, well a fine layer of dust has settled on my computer, and it looks like the walls are ready for yet another round of sanding. I’m gonna have biceps for dayz after this project. RENOVAATIIONNNNNNN.

Any home projects that you’re working on/have on a to-do list three miles long? Let’s all talk about it. I bet we have a lot in common.


Morgan

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

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A ginormous thank you to Aisha over at The Hashtag Generation  and to Janey of the always hilarious blog, Cupid or Cats, for this nomination! I insist (which means you can’t say no, sorrynotsorry)  that you all check out both of these wonderful (and super versatile) blogs. They’re thoughtful and funny at the same time, and I promise you won’t regret it. Thanks, you guys! I’d say keep on being great, but it’s probably second nature to you by now. PS–Best of luck on your Bar Exam, Aisha! ❤

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Alrighty…I’ve done this before so I’m gonna try and think of some new things. I’m an interesting person, I swear! *nervous tick*

1. Once I taught English to a group of kids in Costa Rica for 15 minutes. I think they sort of learned something! But also there might be a couple kids running around yelling “HOW ARE YOU??” while their parents are nursing a migraine. Sorry Costa Rican parents. 😦

2. I’m volunteering at a cat shelter this summer, which, if you know me, is paradise, and I am so happy about it. Catscatscatscats. Speaking of cats, it’s Caturday! I have to do a post soon!!

3. I have a younger sister who is actually the coolest person ever. Even though she always beats me on Just Dance…and I blame it on the Wii remote…but really though, I can dance. I took a whole semester of the Martha Graham technique so Just Dance, YOU CAN’T DEFINE ME. 😥

4. I have done some form of exercise every day for the past week and two days, which is basically monumental over here in Couch Potato Land. (Update: wrote that two days ago…haven’t moved since then. Oh well. Maybe later.)

5. The only thing I can paint relatively well is birds. It’s really weird. I should learn to paint more things.

6.  I forgot how to tie my shoe for three hours randomly in 3rd grade. Thankfully, I have recovered.

 

And the next part gives me anxiety because there are so many fabulous blogs I love. But I guess I can narrow it down to 15…for now. These awards are great because they help to get fellow bloggers out there, so please go give these guys a read. We’re all in this together (High School Musical style) (aaand now I’m consumed with self-loathing so let’s just get on with this, shall we?)

 

Lady Sarah’s London

Cooking With a Wallflower

Beaus and Bows

Liz and Lifestyle

Maybrick’s Canon Shots.

The Granite Flower

Much a Munch

Where’s My Backpack?

My Hands Made It

Ray Ferrer- Emotion on Canvas

Love and Sparkles

Storytime With John

A Worried Student

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Clothed With Joy

 

Once again, thank you and goodnight! (JK it’s midafternoon and I should be doing something useful.)

Have a loverly day
❤ Morgan

 

 

Top 10: Wearable Gardens

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Fitting in with my recent gardening stint, and my rampage of floral posts, I thought it was time to bring it to the next level: gardens that you can actually wear in real life. Please enjoy my top 10 favorite flower-inspired wearables. Links below!!

PS–That’s my handwriting up there…I’ll show you how I did it in the next post! Stay tuned ^.^

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What are your summer must haves? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

❤ Morgan

To Read:

Hey y’all (I guess the warmer weather gives me a Southern drawl?)–fun fact for Friday, I love making lists. I’m kind of obsessive about it. It keeps me productive, and probably also maintains my level of “sanity”, as it were. I like to-do lists (well…usually), but I love to-read lists. I find having a string of books to look forward to keeps me reading. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think reading should be done in a mandatory to-do sense, because it should be fun and relaxing, but I also know that if I let myself, I’ll just stay on the internet all day and forget about books, and that, my friends, is tragic.

So, without further ado, I present the next five books on my reading list and the summary that Goodreads gives for them. I’m always taking suggestions!! I think my Goodreads ‘To Read” shelf has probably a hundred books altogether. Krazyyy.

 

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Not only is the cover gorgeous, (I know, you’re not supposed to go by that, but c’mon LOOK AT IT), it sounds like a positively enchanting book.

High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father. It’s an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog. But best by far is the castle’s hidden portal, known only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom. There they dance through the night with the fey creatures of this magical realm.

But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives. Though he’s there to help the girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store. Meanwhile, Jena’s sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom–an impossible union it’s up to Jena to stop.

When Cezar’s grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena loves: her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish. To save her world, Jena will be tested in ways she can’t imagine–tests of trust, strength, and true love.

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I actually just borrowed this from a friend yesterday, and I cannot WAIT to get started. I’m already late reading it, because I guess literally everyone else has and Hollywood picked it up for a movie..?

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

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It can’t be my to-read list if there isn’t at least one dystopian novel on it. I’m still just as obsessed as I was a year ago. Never gets old, amiright?

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, onlyone rule applies: trust no one.


Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

 

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As far as I know, this is just available for Kindle, but I want it anyway. Mermaids! Love! Lust!

Mermaids have three rules to abide by: To breed, to protect the environment, and to keep their existence a secret, at any cost. Princess Ivyanne has been saving herself for an arranged marriage that’s never eventuated since she came of age, to best cultivate her unique bloodline. And when the time comes for her to choose a new mate, the mer and human worlds collide as the race for her hand begins.

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I clearly live in a cave, which is why I haven’t read these yet. Since it’s spring now, I thought I should poke my head out and jump on the Tolkien train.

Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him – and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed – in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom.

 

Have you read any of these? What books are on your to read lists?

 

Happy Sunday ❤

Morgan