As this weekend approaches, we are getting closer to the colder weather and more importantly, Halloween.

Halloween brings many fun events; haunted houses and hayrides, pumpkin picking, costume parties, and trick-or-treating. But, the excitement of Halloween changes as a person grows older.

When I was in grade school, I remember being so excited to dress up as my favorite Disney character for school dress up day. I also enjoyed running around my neighborhood with all my friends to see who gave out the best candy!

Now, for me, Halloween seems different. Instead of it being a jolly good ol’ time, I feel that it is more of a hassle than what it should be. Hearing the constant questions, “what are you going to be for Halloween” and “where are you going for Halloween”, seems to be stressing me out.

I can’t speak for everyone else, but I know that I really shouldn’t even be going out this weekend! With the shifts I’m scheduled to work, the exams I need to prepare for, and the papers that still need edited, it would probably be in my best interest to skip this Halloween, although, I would have some very disappointed friends.

While going out one night this weekend won’t hold me back too much, it’s finding the appropriate costume that will. For my age group (in general), Halloween is a time when guys dress up goofy, ladies pay a good amount of money for minimal amount of material, and then they celebrate the weekend at clubs, bars, house parties, or where ever.

A lot of time is invested into these costumes… a lot of time that I don’t have! I feel like now that I’m older it should be okay to go out and not dress up. I may just experience with that idea and see how it turns out!





Lets Go Cardinals!

As most of you already know, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers last night, Sunday October 16, 2011.

After an amazing and intense season, the Cardinals will be playing the best out of seven games, against the Texas Rangers, to discover just who the best team of this year is going to be.

The Cards have, once again, set the agenda of so many peoples’ lives. This past week and especially today, no matter what I read or where I go, all I hear is “Cards, Cards, Cards”.  Which, I’m not complaining!

I cannot even look through my news-feed (on Facebook) without seeing status after status about the Cardinals! It’s crazy how people in the St. Louis area become in tune with baseball after something huge has happened.

Just a few months ago, only people obsessed with baseball would post “go Cards”, or “good game today, Cards” on their status. Now, it’s about a 10-1 ratio of Cardinal related statuses. One of my high school friends even commented today saying, “haha, if I deleted everyone with a cardinals status, I would have no friends left”.

This goes to show that being apart of the World Series is a big deal. Not to mention, standing seats for game one starts at $234.00 per ticket ( Yes, I said starts. People are paying well into thousands of dollars to be apart of this tremendous event.

Obviously I am a baseball fans (or else this blog wouldn’t have been dedicated to the Cardinals), and I come from a very “baseball crazy” family. With that being said, GO CARDS!! And, I wouldn’t be surprised if my dad comes home with some tickets soon. (Fingers crossed!)

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Throughout all my years growing up, I have had a sister who is two years younger than me. This age gap seemed huge when I was little, but now it means nothing. I have always heard: age is just a number.

Like most young girls, we played dolls, dress up, pretended we were The Spice Girls, watched movies, and so on. We always enjoyed each other but kept our friendships with other people separate from our own relationship. We always saw each other as loving sisters, never realizing what a unique friendship we held.

Now that I am older, I see my relationships in a new light. I have developed many new friendships and have also witnessed many fade within my time. The relationships that are the strongest and have lasted are ones held within my family.

I can honestly say that no matter the differences that I have with my sister, I consider her my best friend. We hang out and have a fun time together. Spending time with my sister is much different then being around acquaintances. No matter the situation, we make it the best. Whether we end up in our pajamas with no makeup on while watching movies or primping for hours to go out on the town, we can just be ourselves.

Nevertheless, I truly believe that sisters are friends forever and will always be there for each other.  They will always have your back whether you are right or wrong. Although my sister and I do not see eye to eye on everything, we still have a bond that can never be broken. I know I will always have my sister to count on whenever I may need her!