Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Fame

Hey duckies!
I am so sorry that I haven't blogged in ages. I'm super busy and unfortunately I have to keep it short.  It's almost 2am and I have to be up around 6:45am!
Yea, I'm still a nighthawk.
There are two reasons why I haven't been able to blog (and why I have to wake-up so early):
- I am a Red Cap (a vivacious Summer Orientation Ambassador for the University of Hartford).
- I am a Red Cap.

However, being a red cap is more than being a summer orientation ambassador.  To be a Red Cap you have to be a living piece of the unadulterated college experience puzzle.  You have to believe in yourself in order to be a Red Cap.  It's an overnight adventure: our day starts around 7:15am and ends around 1am.  Then, the second day starts around 7:30am and ends around 3pm.
But as rough as that's the best college experience I've ever made.
The people you meet are incredibly brilliant.  We're a mosaic of laughter, tears (always of joy), dancing, and friendship.  Though the position only last for 2.5 weeks, you learn so much because you're always working on your toes.
The best thing about Red Caps is...working is actually fun.  My job duties basically entails me to be myself, while aiding Freshmen for two busily fun-packed days.
It's more magical than you can fathom.

To illustrate this, here are some pics of my fun, thus far.

(Canoeing at Camp Woodstock.)

(Cleaning my cabin at Camp Woodstock.  It wasn't dirty, I just wanted to walk barefoot around the cabin without dragging  little dirt specs into my sleeping bag.)

(Getting my Little!!!)*

*A Little is a first year Red Cap that is taken under the wing by a returning Red Cap (a.k.a. a Big).  Our committee assigns Bigs and Littles and they did a phenomenal job this year.  Thank you Committee: Rockstar, Chrissy (BB), and Graham.

My Little's name is Tamara.  I blogged about her before because whenever I see her, she surges happiness through my heart.  Now that she's my little I get my daily dose of sunshine.

I think it's time for some "Words of Wisdom."
"In order to believe in yourself you have to know yourself.  The world can be a scary place and you may find yourself lost in it.  And if you don't know yourself well enough, anything is scary.  Finding yourself is an adventure.  But once you find yourself, the easiest thing is being the beautiful person you know yourself to be."

Speaking of finding, since I can't possibly blog for the next two weeks (because of my Red Cap duties) make sure to follow me on Twitter.  (I Twitter pretty much every hour now.)

Well, I think it's time to get some rest duckies.  The Freshmen are waiting for me.
I wish you the best of happiness. Stay true.

Live, love & Lady Gaga,
Gabriel Anderson

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Busy as a Star

It has been too long since I blogged and I think it's time to get back to sharing my world with you. (I would like to thank everyone who reminded me--everyday--that my blog wasn't a thing of the past. Oh and thank you for those who thought I couldn't make it this far. I wish you the best with your pessimistic lives.)

Over the past few weeks a lot has happened.

Remember in my last post I mentioned going to see LADY GAGA at Six Flags? Well I did. And duckies it was life-changing.

I recorded a short video from the concert: it's Lady Gaga performing "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich."

She's simply phenomenal.

A few days ago I had a discussion with Monica and I confessed that Lady Gaga is replacing Beyonce in my music heart.

Monica flipped $hit!

Since we've had that conversation I've been doing a lot of thinking. Beyonce and I have been through a lot in the past few years: she's inspired me to believe in myself, to move on with my life and other wise things.
Lady Gaga on the other hand has only been with me for almost a year. However, she is leading me to live the life I want to live. Lady Gaga is about believing in the glamour of life and enjoying things even when they're not exciting. Beyonce is my mother and Lady Gaga is my life coach.

Beyonce is my R&B Queen

and Lady Gaga is my Pop Diva-Drug.

I love them both equally and individually.

Anywho, the class of 2009 is graduating this Sunday, May 17th.

I know several of them dearly and I will miss them. The names that come to mind are:
-Chrissy (BB)
-and those I love and names that slip my mind at the moment.

I think it's only befitting to give you some "Words of Wisdom" now.

"Every decision you make follows you and molds you into the person you choose to be. Choose the decisions you commit to wisely so when your life has run its course, you'll be able to look back and smile."

I just finished watching "Death Proof"--for the umpteenth time--and it's such a good movie.

If you haven't seen it, go see it now. Leave your computers now and go to your nearest DVD retail store. (Or see if iTunes has it lol). It's a movie about the power of women in two different times and settings and how they interact with a sociopath stunt driver. LOL, that's all I'm saying.

"300" is playing in the background right now and I'm glad hardly anyone is on campus because I think I'd kill them.

Watching Leonidas and rest of the Spartans fight with such tactful combative strategies makes me want to strangle someone with my Cup Noodles. It's just so raw and animalisitc that I can't help it. (I'm sorry if I scared you just now. I swear I won't harm you with any type of cup or noodle).
But what's more harmful than Cup Noodles strangulation is not knowing what to do after college.

Rockstar and I have been thinking about our lives after college (because after May 17th, 2009 we're officially seniors, even though he's leaving a semester early). Rockstar is moving out to San Francisco in less than eight months.

He found an apartment out there for $1500 a month and utilities are included in the rent. Plus there's a pool! How more A-List can you get?! I think I might want to move out there with him but I know I'll miss New York. In the same manner I need to break free and emancipate myself from my comfort zone at home. Yes, my parents still love me and will forever assist me in life; however, I think it's time for this little duckie to fly to a new home...even if it takes moving to the West Coast.

If I do move out to California with Rockstar, we'll be closer to our favorite band Manufactured Defects.

Manufactured Defects is this hot new band, from Arizona, that Rockstar and I are in love with. They just had an A-List photoshoot and the photo above is one of the photos from the shoot. We're in the process of revamping their MySpace page. (Take the survey at the top of this page to help us revamp it.) Bigger things are being discussed with the band and you'll definitely here some more A-List buzz about them.

In other news, HarperCollins has offered me another internship this summer. I will be a part of the HarperCollins editing team from June 15th-August 14th. This will be my second internship with HarperCollins. I cannot wait work with them again!

OH! We need a new "Word of the Week."
The new Word of the Week is:

Suntern (pronounced "soon-turn"): Super-intern; one who frequently interns; a well-qualified person who contributes to a particular task, yet agrees to be underpaid.
EX: "This is my second internship with HarperCollins. A couple more and I'll be like LC, the famous suntern.

Okay duckies, I think I've given you more than a mouthful today. I need to find something to eat. Nothing is open--in regards to campus eateries--because finals are over...but I have some secret business to tend to.

I feel like Will Smith in "I Am Legend," searching through cabinets for food, with Duckie Anderson as my only companion.

With that being said, I wish you the best of happiness.
Be true.

Live, love & Lady Gaga,
Gabriel Anderson