Reviews

Alien Covenant Review

Yesterday I went to see the movie “Alien Covenant” with my boyfriend. I normally would not have picked this movie, however, I wanted him to pick a movie he wanted to see. Typically, I avoid scary movies at all costs (and had I watched the trailer for this movie before hand I probably wouldn’t have ever walked into the theatre).

The beginning of the movie was interesting. I was pretty invested in watching it and enjoyed watching it. That was until the aliens started shooting out of people’s backs.

The “birth” of the aliens was absolutely disgusting. I’ve never had an issue with blood and gross scenes in movies. There’s a first for everything. This movie actually made me feel sick to my stomach. I thought that I was going to get sick at any moment.

Apparently, there are a couple of sequels to this movie, which I have never seen. With that being said, I really didn’t follow the plot of the movie. At the end all I kept saying and thinking was “What is even happening right now”. That could also be because I spent half of the movie covering my eyes from watching the aliens. I was almost positive I would see those things in my nightmares that night.

My boyfriend said that he thought it was a good movie. He had seen the ones prior and understood what was happening. There was one scene that was pretty funny at the end.

Despite the gross scenes and scary aliens, the movie graphics and characters were great.

7/10 would recommend seeing. If you aren’t easily scared or don’t have any issues with blood and gross scenes, you would enjoy this movie.

 

Has anyone else seen this movie?

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

 

Pets · Reviews

PetGiftBox Review

For about a year now, I’ve been receiving monthly boxes in the mail from PetGiftBox for my pup. I started ordering from this site because Groupon offered a sale, instead of paying the higher monthly fee of around $18 you could buy a month order code for $9. I started off with one month because after reading some reviews I found many that the company was charging and not sending the boxes. I was hesitant and nervous and considered simply ordering the box from the more well known brand BarkBox. However, I have had no issues with PetGiftBox since signing up.

I started purchasing these boxes after my first dog passed away, leaving my pup Ben without a friend. I went off to college and felt to replace myself and his friend Bruno, I would purchase monthly boxes for him to enjoy while I’m away. (Logical right?)

Anyways, what started out as just a test sample, ended up being a subscription for about a year now. Ben (my pup) recognizes the box and even tries to open it himself. He carries it around with pride and joy prancing around. Then he finds the treats and toys inside! He picks his favorite and carries it around with him everywhere.

Ben is a large, 3 year old black lab so finding toys that are durable and hard to tear apart is hard. Usually the toys in the boxes are stuffed animals with squeakers (which Ben hates and rips out immediately). However, after the squeaker is gone, he doesn’t really rip the toys up that much. They may have some rips and tears however, they usually end up lasting a few months.

Each month, the box contains usually two toys, mainly stuffed toys with squeakers, but not always! It also holds a couple packages of treats. The thing that I like about PetGiftBox is that they give you toys, treats, and something for the owner (pet candle, car pet scent eliminator, emergency stickers that say what animals are in the house if anything happened, etc). They send different items every month (I’ve actually never received the same thing more than once). On the website, when ordering, they also provide an option to order boxes for cats. They ask for the animals name, gender and size so that the box is completely tailored to the size of the animal. I usually receive my boxes in the middle of the month, left sitting right on my door step.

Lastly, since I am a college student on a budget, there are times when I can’t afford to pay the monthly fee for the box. The website allows you to pause your subscription of cancel it (even before the length of the subscription is over). The flexibility and control you have over when you pay and receive boxes is very convent and helpful when you are on a budget. Groupon offers the deals till every once in a while and when I find them I buy them, pause my subscriptions and pay a lesser fee.

I would definitely recommend trying out PetGiftBox if you’ve been wanting to invest in BarkBox, but can’t afford the commitment and high price. My pup is always excited to see the box sitting at the steps and loves his new toys!IMG_0320.JPG

Summer

Summer Goal

For the past year or so, I’ve been trying to get my Etsy shop back up and running. I had so far made a total of 5 sales on it, which I guess is pretty okay! I’ve sold a lot of paintings not off of my Etsy which really makes me want to put more on the website page I have!

Painting has been a hobby of mine for a while. When I started out, I thought I did some really great things with paint (but looking back I think wow, that was pretty messy actually). But that’s what growth is all about!

So, my goal for the summer is to paint and post at least one new painting each week to my Etsy page. It can be hard sometimes to think of ideas that will catch the attention of a lot of people. So if anyone has any quotes and stuff that they would really LOVE to see painted on a canvas, let me know! Ideas are the best when they come from the people looking for certain products!

Anyways, today I spent some time updating some pictures on my shop and took some nice pretty photographs of some of the paintings I’ve done! I also painted a couple new canvases, one of which I’m really excited about!

If anyone wants to take a gander, here is the link to my Etsy shop! Any feedback is welcome!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CalliesCreatives?ref=hdr_shop_menu

And I guess I’ll attach some pictures here as well, since they all aren’t on Etsy yet!

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College

Life Updates

Hi Readers!

I’m back! This past semester has been absolutely crazy for me (and I have a feeling it’s just going to be more and more crazy as I get into higher level courses). Being a double majors no joke!

Anyways, there are only a couple days that stand between me and the summer! Which unfortunately, is going to consist of an online course, observation hours and a summer job (or two). There isn’t really ever a break is there!

This past semester, I had to take six courses. Since I had previously withdrawn from a  hard course, I was falling behind on credits (which means I wouldn’t have graduated in time). To make up for it, I had to take six courses which along with all of the other things I enjoy on campus, made for a really stressful semester.

My courses consisted of:

  • Developmental Psychology
    • This course was actually REALLY fascinating to me. I LOVED the professor so that definitely helped when it came to going to class. Weekly online quizzes that were 5 questions, only a couple exams, fun class discussions. It really wasn’t that bad.
  • Statistics for Psychology
    • Actual death. Halfway through the semester, I ended up getting Mono and missing a couple of classes. When I came back to class, I found out that there was an exam the following class. I went to ask the professor for help with some of the material i didn’t understand and she told me to WITHDRAW. So I studied my butt off for the weekend, and then got an 85 on the exam. Ever since that, I hated this course. Teachers are supposed to help you!
  • Math for Elementary Teachers
    • As the title implies, I’m an Education major so this course is simple math and basically explains how to teach math in a classroom and prepares you for the state testing. Which my state has the hardest teacher testing process and exams, so wish my luck.
  • Intro to Special Education
    • This was actually offered online which gave me the confidence to take a sixth class since I didn’t actually need to make a time commitment. However, I was wrong. The book I ordered for the class didn’t arrive for 4 weeks into the semester and then once I started to catch up, I got Mono and fell behind again. It also requires you to do 40 observation hours in a school which I only was able to get 15 of them done, hence why I have observation hours to do in the summer.
  • Second Year Seminar
    • Every sophomore is required to take a core seminar course their second year. I took an Elementary Education one that was about learning different writing styles. There was only 11 people in the class, one of them being my boyfriend, so it was pretty fun and laid back. Until the professor became my advisor and questioned me about my boyfriend and I’s status and relationship (embarrassing moment)
  • Intro to Elementary Education
    • A piece of cake class that was forever giving me anxiety when I walked into the door. There was ALWAYS an assignment due, but the professor NEvER talked about the assignments because they were in the syllabus (which he never posted online- so we only had one copy ever). I had to complete 40 observation hours for this course as well and managed to pull those out during spring break.

This semester I also remained involved with the numerous organizations I am apart of on campus… Greek Life with my sorority which I hold a Directors position for- I run the social medias which means I’m basically constantly checking my notifications. We also had a bunch of Philanthropy options. We got to homeless shelters and serve food, participated in Relay for Life and so on.

Program Council which is a group that plans events on campus. I often volunteered for events. Theres a couple more that are less important.

I also applied for an executive board position on the Panhellenic Association, which is the governing board for all the sororities on campus. And I got it! So this semester i had training for that and I have already started things for next semester!

And on top of all of that, I also had family events and somehow managed to make time for friends and family. I BARELY spent any time at home because there were events practically every weekend so I’m excited to go home and see my family more.

So needless to say, it has been one heck of a three months. I’m so glad that the semester is over.

Cheers to summer! And more blogs!

XOXO

Bubbles

Funny

Cuddling vs Snuggling- What is the difference?!

So I’ve always kind of wondered what the difference between cuddling and snuggling is. My boyfriend had this theory that cuddling is with clothes because it starts with “c” and snuggling involves some sort of sexual interaction since it starts with “s”. Seems like a valid theory right? I thought so too.

However, I got bored the other day and decided to actually look up on Urbandictionary.com (the website we all used in like eight grade when we didn’t know terms or sayings). I figured out that there is MORE than just cuddling and snuggling. So clearly, I now have to educate the WordPress population of my findings.

According to Urban Dictionary…

Cuddling is simply touching and caressing without any contact whatsoever with either partner’s sexual organs. Women actually prefer cuddling to sex. Smart men love cuddling because it is single best route to sexual intercourse and to the elusive FEMALE ORGASM. Such men are treasured.
(I suppose the “c” theory for this one is correct!)

1. Cuddling with your significant other
2. Often starts out playful and flirty; includes a happy ending.
3. Tends to be sexual.
(Another hit! The theory is right again!)
BUT THEN… I found words that are related and it blew my mind. Who knew they had sexual terms for EVERY utensil!?!?!
A form of cuddling in which the man embraces the woman from the back and fit together like spoons. Hence the word “spooning.”
For Girls: Cute, Warm, & Straight to sleep
For Guys: A face full of hair, A dead arm, & an awkward boner
(OK, well I did know about this one… but just wait)
An phenomenon that occurs when a man and a woman are spooning, and the man gets an erection. Often leads to either anal sex, or a restraining order, or in rare cases, both.
AND…
Lying next to each other. Just lay on your back..parralell. Oh the innocence.
OR….
Ferocious fingering in the standard knifing motion. hand must be bladed to carry out act effectively.
This is usually performed after spooning and before forking!!
AND…
A sexual act in which a man enters a woman from behind. The woman lies down on her stomach with her legs spread (knee joints straight) and the man enters her with a straight body such that the “fork” that is formed consists of the woman’s legs on the sides and the man’s legs in between.
And then there’s this,
Two guys lie down facing each other, and both simultaneously grind their penisagainst the belly of the other person. The first person to come loses.
IDK I guess the more you know… ???
Shoutout to Urban Dictionary for always having the answers to my questions.