Livin La Vida Broke-a

Confessions of a College Student

Let’s Be Friends

First off, I’m sorry for not blogging yesterday. I was a little busy.

Second, I saw something on Colbert that really pissed me off last night. Now I hate to get political, but fuck Bill O’Reilly. Everyone knows Colbert is not the place to go to get right-wing coverage, but I’m a moderate so who cares where I get the news?

Caution: I may be using some foul language, so if you’re easily offended, I suggest you stop reading.

Stephen Colbert as the fictional Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert as the fictional Stephen Colbert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is the End of Livin La Vida Broke-a

Hey everyone. I have made the very difficult decision to end my blog. It has been a great run, I have had a lot of wonderful leaders who have added so much to the conversations, but I just can’t continue to blog. I just have so much going on that I can’t find the time. In the past semester I have gone to writing three times a week to only twice a week and because of this I have had far fewer readers. So I thank you for reading, and wish you all the best.

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It’s Been a While…

I haven’t posted anything fitness related this semester. I’m sorry guys! This whole applying-to-jobs thing got in my way. So I’ll do a quick post on an arm workout I’ve been doing for a little while. Now I also do the chest press machine and the butterfly for my back and chest, these are just my additional dumbbell workouts.

  • Tricep Dips – you can grab a couple of steps and dip yourself with them. Don’t know how to do a tricep dip? Here’s a video!
  • Dumbbell Curls – I alternate arms and go very slowly for the most effective workout. Also, once I finish a set the normal way, I immediately do a second set with my palms facing each other which works the triceps a little more.
  • Shrugs – Hold your dumbbells in each hand and let your arms rest by your side. Lift your shoulders for three, then drop. Repeat.
  • Overhead Lift … Things – Ok, so I don’t know what these are actually called, but this is what it looks like:


For this, I do three sets of ten. You can do any more or any less that you feel comfortable with. Don’t push yourself to do what I say to do if it hurts then sue me. This workout works for me and I’m just sharing it. Working out is different for everyone, so find what works for you 🙂


Military Plank – Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym are arm and ab days for me, so this move works both. Put your hands together under your chest, then lift yourself up with straight arms. Hold this for 30-45 seconds.


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Allergy Season is Among Us.

Most people cannot wait for this seemingly endless winter to end. Others, are dreading it. Who are the jerks who aren’t ready for warmer weather and cuter clothes? Well, I’m one of them.


I decided to sleep with my window open on Saturday night, which is quite common in my residence hall because they won’t turn the heat down to a bearable temperature.  Sunday morning I woke up with a bright red, painful, itchy eye and double stuffed nose. Flash forward to today, I can’t stop sneezing/blowing my nose, I have a cough, a headache, and I just want to sleep. Yep. Allergy season is here.


Garden with some tulips and narcissus

Garden with some tulips and narcissus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Tips for Incoming Freshmen

It’s becoming more and more apparent that college is ending. That sucks. There are fewer than two months until commencement and that is not ok. What am I supposed to do, be an adult? No way! I’m having too much fun not caring. Take today for instance. I have a paper due in my 2:15 class. Did I work on it last night? NO! So I decided to skip class and work on it. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WHEN YOU’RE A REAL ADULT WITH A REAL JOB BECAUSE YOU GET FIRED.


Images of custom amirugami, an amirugami gradu...

Images of custom amirugami, an amirugami graduate in cap and gown. Self-made. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Oh Shoot

I accidentally took a spring break from blogging.

In my defense I was busy. Very busy. On my blogging days (Tuesday and Thursday) I was at a job interview and substitute teaching in my high school. Teaching was a lot of fun, mostly because I got to see my high school teachers, but I am now 100% assured that teaching is not for me.

The job interview was tough. I had prepared the night before, but got wicked nervous in the interview itself. I had a whole bunch of questions prepared for the interviewer, but I could only remember one at the time. They wanted me to go in for a follow-up interview, but unfortunately, as I said, I was very busy. It was good practice though! Maybe I’ll be a little less nervous at the next 🙂

I’m fighting writer’s block today, but I figured I’d pop in and give everyone an update!


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Life Just Got a Little Sweeter for Massachusetts

Earlier this week, America’s oldest brewery became available in America’s oldest settlement. That’s right, YUENGLING IS NOW AVAILABLE IN MASSACHUSETTS! Commence celebrating!


Yuengling Beer Mat

Yuengling Beer Mat (Photo credit: roger4336)

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Rick and Roll! The A to Z’s of Alan Rickman

A Blumes With a View

By Andrew Blumetti

“Blumes, don’t you start Buzzfeed articling me!”

He died hard.

He Harry Pottered.

He Robin Hooded.

He Sensed and Sensibilityed.

He caused me to create fake words.

Renowned thespian of the Shakespearean theater, Alan Rickman has been tossing a shiny slick coating of refined Union Jacked-charm over the Hollywood sign for the past three decades of Earth time.

A wealth of colorful characters under his belt, often portraying a menacing villain with a touch of ironically unironic Eurotrash sophistication thrown in for good measure.  Through and through, Rickman’s genuinely an actor’s actor–  time-tested, well-respected, almost British to a glorious fault, and graced with a sharper, drier sense of humor than he’s often credited with.

“Those of you who are not aware of my brilliant career as a stand up comic, I’m not aware of it either so we might well wonder what we’re doing here.”

-Alan Rickman

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Too Few Weeks Until Graduation

We’re in the middle of the semester. We’re in the middle of applying for jobs. We’re in the middle of being rejected by every job we apply to and crying ourselves to sleep every night. No? Just me? Cool.

Anyway, it’s a very stressful time in our lives. Between exams, papers, cover letters, and trying to learn proper grammar in News Editing but failing hard, how is one supposed to relax?

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8 Actresses Who Should Star In Season 4 Of American Horror Story

yes, yes, and yes. PLEASE add Felicity Huffman to the cast!

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Although we know that Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates are coming back, and this is Jessica Lange’s last season, Ryan Murphy has yet to let slip any major details on season four of American Horror Story. The show was a pivotal moment in Lange’s career, as the veteran actress made a return to prominence and earned multiple award nominations. As Lange prepares to bow out from the anthology series, here are eight actresses who should take her place:

1. Shannen Doherty

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We all know that Shannen Doherty is suffering; have you seen her Education Connection commercial? It’s a little heartbreaking because she once starred in the legendary Heathers, and was a TV staple for a better part of the 80s and 90s. Most notably, she portrayed Brenda Walsh and Prue Halliwell in Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed respectively. Doherty as…

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