Aspen Coffee Stillwater

Review on the downtown Aspen Coffee in Stillwater, OK.

So Aspen is a cute little coffee shop (chain) in downtown Stillwater. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, they had knickknacks, large jars of coffee beans on display (you ask them at the counter for a 1/2lb (or however much you want) bag of it and they take the giant jar and measure it for you to take home and enjoy). It was a wonderful place to study. They didn’t have a bathroom which sucked when I spilled Jacob’s (the man in the picture) coffee all over the table and his notebook. He had to go behind the counter and wash his hands.

So yeah. That happened. I knocked it over when I was trying to touch his arm to tell him that everything was okay, obviously it wasn’t when I almost ruined his phone… Thank God for Bookbook, right?

After the catastrophe we settled back down and did homework and studied. I got a lot done, more so than if I were in my dorm, because if I were there I would be bingeing Arrow.

Anyway: Aspen Coffee Downtown was fantastic and I am currently texting Jacob about how we want to make it a regular study place.

If you’re in the neighborhood we’ll be at the high table in the corner. 😉

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Flannel: A Lumberjack’s best friend, or a college student’s best friend, or a ’90s enthusiast’s best friend.

Flannels are the greatest shirts for the fall and winter seasons. They are stylish, super comfortable and super warm. I wear them anywhere and everywhere. I even wear them to sleep sometimes. Flannels grew popular because of lumberjacks wearing them, but they hit their style peak in the 1990s when bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam wore them on stage. Flannels are made from a material that is soft enough to wear for long hours at a time but tough enough to withstand the elements while working.

Flannel: Lumberjack style

Flannels are very versatile articles of clothing. You can wear them with the sleeves down and utilize the warmth of the long sleeves, or you can roll them up and find your happy medium. To be more like a lumberjack (costume idea?) you could just rip the sleeves off, or you could wear it around your waist and be retro.

Flannel: trendy style

Flannel shirts are super trendy, comfortable and relatable. I have three of my own, and I plan on expanding my collection this winter. They come in many different colors, but the fan favorite seems to be black and red.

Flannel: OSU style

Pistol Pete jammed with Brad Paisley on live television – ocolly.com : Blogs

Pistol Pete, my university mascot, was on TV last night dancing behind Brad Paisley! It was a really cool thing seeing him on TV! #GoPokes

Source: Pistol Pete jammed with Brad Paisley on live television – ocolly.com : Blogs

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season by volunteering – ocolly.com : Blogs

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Volunteering is really close to my heart and I try to volunteer as often as I can. It brings so much happiness to my life when I see what I’ve done actually make a difference in someone’s life. You can do so many things in your community like spending time in retirement homes or your local Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. You can make a difference in the world, it doesn’t matter how small because what ever it is it’s still a difference.volunteer 3

Source: Celebrate the Thanksgiving season by volunteering – ocolly.com : Blogs

Review: the Flash – season 1

I really enjoyed this show. I’m not sure what possessed me to watch it but I did. I finished it in 2 days. I still don’t know how I feel about that, proud or disgusted? Either way it’s done and roughly 17 hours of my life was spent gawking over a super tall super fast uber nerd and I am not complaining. It was a little cheesy at times and I like the Arrow joined in. They had a lot in common though. It’s been a while since I watched Arrow so I didn’t notice anything until I was looking for another series after the Flash.

I will definitely continue to watch this show when the next season is up on Netflix because the last episode sucked. It was a horrible cliffhanger.

It made me want to run so that’s a plus. It also has Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in it! If you don’t know why that’s a big deal then you’ve never seen Prison Break (which is also on Netlfix). If you haven’t given the Scarlet Speedster a chance DO IT. He’s worth it.

Insta Faves: the top 9 most followed accounts

The most followed account on Instagram right now is Taylor Swift (with 46.9 million followers) with no surprise; the Bad Blood singer is fabulous and wonderful and just the neatest thing.

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The second most followed account is the infamous Kim Kardashian with a whopping 46.3 million followers; again with no surprise, her butt is probably 30% of those followers, maybe more you never know. Speaking of Kim, Kanye was at Fashion week and released “YEEZY SEASON2 #Nudes”.

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Third most followed account with 45.7 million is the Queen Bey herself; between her adventures, photoshoots, Blue Ivy and Jay-Z it’s the most dream and goal filled insta to date.

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#4 is the wonderful and grown up Selena Gomez with 44.1 million followers, this Disney Star turned sultry princess has made a big change in music and style between her younger years as an actress and now as a pop princess who is taking over the scene.

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Ariana Grande is next in line at #5 with 43.3 million followers, did you see her do those impressions on Jimmy Fallon the other night?

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#6 is Justin Bieber with 38.8 million followers, no surprise he has so many because that last music video and his comeback to the music industry was GREAT.

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The ultra-fab supermodel Kendall Jenner has 36.9 million users following her, she is a gem and amazing and I can’t continue this sentence because she is too perfect.

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36 million users follow another one of Kris Jenners’ offspring: Kylie, she has grown her fanbase so much, she may be basic but she is beautiful and wonderful and funny.

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Bringing #10 is the Anaconda chanter Nicki Minaj, I will never forget about the shade she threw at Miley when she accepted an award at the VMAs.

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This is the best music video for Halloween. Just put it on repeat and you’re celebrating. – ocolly.com : Blogs

Source: This is the best music video for Halloween. Just put it on repeat and you’re celebrating. – ocolly.com : Blogs

I wrote a review on the new Panic! at the Disco music video and I fell in love! It’s awesome and definite must to watch/listen too during the Halloween season!

“I don’t want to go to work”

Do you know how many times I say that to myself on a daily basis? A lot. I only work 2 days a week, not even 20 hours and I dread going to work. It makes me anxious about getting enough sleep and being able to wake up for class the next morning because I work until 1:30am.

I never realize how lucky I am for the job that I have and for what it has done for me. I also never realize that the main reason I have a job isn’t to provide for myself and sustain my life, it is so I can have fun, eat out with my friends, go shopping and indulge myself with the “finer” things in life.

That isn’t a bad thing. I work for what I want. My parents are teaching me a lesson that I am already starting to be grateful for: save money. I’m not used to this simple concept. I range from <$300 to $6 in my bank account. I never have anymore than that because I’m a sophomore in college that can’t save money to help save myself from a world of hurt when I’m older. It’s gross how much I spend.

So yeah, I really don’t want to go to work but once I’m there I’m great. I’m a cashier at a convenience store on my campus and I love it. I meet so many people and I enjoy what I do for the most part. But since it’s so late at night (I work 9p-1:30a) of course I get delusional from lack of sleep (it doesn’t help that I have an 8:30a lab that morning as well). Things become funny and things that suck suck more. Like if a customer has a bad attitude it affects me and I don’t like it because my job is to be happy and to be positive for the customers. It just sucks. That and the fact that my feet hurt a lot from just standing behind a counter for 4 hours is the only reason I don’t actually like my job.

I could probably quit and be happy, I wouldn’t have as much structure in my schedule because I’d have more free time that I would spend on Netflix and sleeping but then I also wouldn’t have any income and I wouldn’t be able to pay for gas to go on midnight drives or even make it home for the weekend.

As much as I hate the thought of a job I need one. It helps keep my schedule intact and it gives me an income that I worked for and can spend on anything. It helps me feel independent and that I can actually live on my own.

You may say to yourself how much you hate your job and that you “don’t want to go to work” but trust me you wouldn’t be working if you didn’t have something you were working for.

Always look for the brighter side of things. Start saving half of your paycheck now and maybe you can quit and live comfortably for the rest of your life in 30 years. I dunno. But you have goals and things you want and people you need to take care of (i.e. yourself). Your job, no matter how terrible, is there to help you attain those goals and help you live a life worth living. You just have to be thankful for whatever income you have.

If this made sense, great minds think alike, if it didn’t, I’m sorry – I was laying in bed staring at the ceiling thinking about how much I don’t want to go to work tonight and I thought I’d write about it.

Fall Fashion: Leggings

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What every girl loves to wear when it’s cold they’re too lazy for real pants.

Fall season means the campus will be overrun with leggings. Whether they are fleece lined and patterned or solid colors and see-through leggings have one thing in common: comfort. Some think that leggings are trashy or they are for one type of person, leggings are for everyone (I have yet to see men wear leggings but that should be interesting). Leggings took the Fall stage first in the 1990s when they were outselling jeans and then again in 2005 when they were a “fashion revival” (storify.com/voicelessu771). Now leggings again become popular, they haven’t gone out of style they just make new ones. Patterned leggings, such as the ones from Lularoe, are a hit. You can wear then for more than yoga (eye roll); leggings are meant to be worn during the long chilly walk to class, to a date night with your favorite people and even to sleep in. Leggings are the ultimate fashion do.

What are the best TV shows to watch while you’re in college?

I am a college sophomore and here is my list of favorite TV shows(in no particular order):

1. Blue Mountain State

I love BMS. It’s funny and it has attractive characters (the dumbest one is the hottest) but don’t let it fool you, it is nothing like college, at least that hasn’t been my experience so far.

2. American Horror Story

AHS is a wonderful a series that will take your heart and soul with the repeating characters but different stories. It’s amazing; they throw in all types of gore and comic relief and dread and suspense. It’s the perfect show to keep you from doing homework.

3. Archer

Archer is a show about the best agent in the world who is also and alcoholic. That’s about it. If you aren’t already watching it I don’t know what you’re doing with your life besides maybe succeeding and having a life outside of Netflix.

4. Family Guy

Family Guy is my go-to show when I don’t know what to watch next on Netflix. Again, if you have never seen it you’re probably succeeding at life or you are humorless.

5. Supernatural

Supernatural is filled with attractive people and a terrific story line. I love it forever and ever. AND the writers give their audience what we want! It’s so awesomeee.

6. How I Met Your Mother

HIMYM is a great past time that I regret not watching religiously. Whenever I do watch it though it’s funny and it captures my attention!

7. Walkind Dead

Walking Dead is scary, suspense, attention stealing and obsess worthy. Next season will be to die for

8. The Office

I cried when The Office ended. It was gross (me crying that is) and it was heartfelt. You feel a part of the The Office and you feel every emotion the characters do.

9. Bob’s Burgers

I love Bob’s Burgers!!!! It has the Family Guy humor with different animation and the voice of Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) is the voice of Bob!! If you have a good sense of humor then watch this!

10. Sons of Anarchy

Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Green Street) is a God in this show. If you don’t want to watch it because of bikers and gangs and coke and guns then watch it for him.

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