July 30, 2009

Things I Love This Week! :]




My brother and I thought of an idea for a new energy drink, and I had some photoshop fun  ;]


♥ I decided to name my possible future children after paint colors.
Ex: Lazule, Cy Anne, Sienna, Indigo, Alzaron.         haha!

♥ My friend Marc drew me! How cool is that??? I have such awesomely talented friends.




♥ Mermaid in a Manhole says: Stop!

I was accepted as a Greenpeace campus coordinator! So awesome! :]




♥ Warped Tour is working hard and doing so many eco-positive things this year!
 
 They are working with EarthEco International to help clean up their tour!
 
♪ They use solar soundsystems
♪  They encourage everyone to recycle cell phones, bottles, etc.

Become an ecoRoadie here

♥ Thanks Warped Tour 2009! I had so much fun!

What are you loving this week?

xx
Nikkidee! :]

July 26, 2009

Uglydolls, or Why I Never Want To Grow Up


I think Uglydolls are the cutest things ever. They've been around for a while [since about 2001 actually!] but I was reminded of them recently and figured I would do a post about them. In Uglydoll world, "ugly" means unique and special. Each Uglydoll character has a different name and personality.


I used to have this one: Minimum Wage. I got him at a fair in my town called the Grape Harvest Festival a few years ago. [We have the country's oldest winery or something.] I don't know what happened to him!

I'm a little kid at heart, a total five year old, so of course I think Uglydolls are the best idea ever. Just looking at them makes me happy and brightens up my day. I think that people should never stop playing with toys like these, continue to love childish things and make time to play silly games. In total Peter Pan mindset, I say, never grow up. :]

What do you think?

xx
Nikkidee! :]

July 23, 2009

Style Crush: Beth Ditto



 Beth Ditto, singer of the band The Gossip is awesome. For a lot of reasons.



Here are some reasons she is the style crush of the week:

♥ She knows how to rock


♥ She turned down making clothes for Topshop because of their "Size Limitations", and is instead designing clothes for Evans, a plus-sized clothing chain




♥ She was nominated for the 2007 NME Awards Sexiest Woman of the Year.

♥ She is the winner of the following awards: 


 2006 Coolest Person in Rock
 Glamour Awards International Artist of the Year



♥ Her favorite song is "Oh Bondage, Up Yours" by Xray Spex

♥  She supports LGBT and feminist causes and is super outspoken about them

♥ She's got sick style





xx
Nikkidee! :]

July 19, 2009

Warped Tour 09: Uniondale

Big D and the Kids Table

Yesterday I went to Warped Tour 2009 in Uniondale, NY at Nasseau Coliseum. This was my second year attending Warped and it was awesome! I had so much fun!
They ride there was a total expedition. My friends and I stopped for breakfast at a diner, we ended up taking the wrong exit and had to drive through nyc... When we got there we met up with some more friends and hung out in the parking lot where we met this guy who was highhhh as a kite and ended up following us around for the first half of the day. Once we got in the gate, I got to see some of my favorite bands play, including some that I had never seen play live before [what up Meg and Dia!] Mad props to:

Streetlight Manifesto. It was my first time seeing them live, and I've been wanting to see them for agessss! They most definitely lived up to my expectations.

Big D and the Kids Table. Their music is so much fun, and the crowd was totally dancing and loving it the whole time!

Monty Are I. For rocking super-hard despite their somewhat small crowd. Also, they played my favorite song of theirs- Dublin Waltz! And when my friend and I saw the lead singer walking back to their tent, we screamed STEEEEEVE! And he was super-awesome to us and let us cut the signing line. :]



♥ The people at the Medical tent, for giving away free water and being generally chill.

NOFX. They are hilarious.

A Day To Remember. They had a huuge crowd and must have thanked their fans about a million times. They rock!

Bayside. They are amazing, enough said.

My friends! They're the best!


By the end of the day I was totally exhausted but I had a total blast :D

What kind of music are you into?
Do you go to any summer music festivals?

xx
Nikkidee! :]


July 14, 2009

Harry Potter Movie !

Tonight at midnight is the premier of the new Harry Potter movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! I'm a big fan of the books, and the movies are way fun to go see with all of my equally obsessed friends, haha!

When I was younger I used to pretend I went to Hogwarts school with Harry Potter.
I think I would be in Ravenclaw! So here's what I would totally wear if I actually went to Hogwarts:

Ravenclaw




♥♥♥♥

Hufflepuff


♥♥♥♥

Gryffindor

Gryffindor

♥♥♥♥

Slytherin

♥♥♥♥

So, who else is going to see the premier of the new movie?
If you went to Hogwarts, what house would you be in? And what would you wear?

Believe!
xx
Nikkidee! :]

Operation Stay Fit For Summer!




During the school year I take dance classes all week and I love everything about it. I usually take summer classes as well, but... Last summer I switched studios. So I didn't take dance classes in the summer, and I didn't have any kind of set exercise routine. When I went back to dance in September, I felt so out of shape!
So this summer, I've started what I'm calling
"Operation Stay Fit For Summer" !
The plan is to do some form of exercise every day, preferably outside, and to make it fun. I've started running in the morning, with a friend or by myself.




It's a great way to start the day, being outside and thinking while waking up your body. It
also gives you a feeling that you've accomplished something that day. Also, typical forms of exercise like sit-ups are more enjoyable when you're with a friend in the sun!
Playing music also helps, especially if it's the kind of music that makes you want to dance!

What are some ways that you plan to stay active during the summer?

xx
Nikkidee! :]

July 11, 2009

Things I Love This Week! :]

Helloooo, here are some things I love this week :]

♥ The anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In For Peace.

♥ ZOMGZ ROFLMAO LOLZ Probably one of the funniest things ever, Snacks and Shit: Ridiculous Rap Lyrics.

Fireworks on the beach!



Cuban food! Cuban fritas + jugo de mango = muy delicioso!



♥ Cuban figures of speech! One of my favorite examples is "Vamos a echar un pie".  It literally translates to "let's go throw a foot", but it's meant as "Let's dance!"

The Big Bad Beetleborgs Movie! Something reminded me of it the other day, but I couldn't remember what it was from.... and now I remember! I used to watch it all the time when I was younger.


Serious conversations about nerdy topics! Examples: Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, what to do if your friend turns into a zombie... Like, if zombie-ism is a virus, then the zombies eat people to try to get the virus to spread. So if your friend is a zombie, but still coherent, you could totally find a way around them eating people, since zombies don't need to eat. See? Totally nerdy, but TOTALLY RIGHT.

♥ Taking time for myself to just sit down and write.  It really helps me clear my head and having a creative outlet always feels great.

Text Messaging. Hello technology, I love you.

Ultimate Frisbee! I'm really not that good at it at all, but it is sooo much fun.

Malcolm in the Middle. "You're not the boss of me nowww" Best show ever.


Woo, this is a really big list! Yay!

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
-Marcel Proust


What are you totally, absolutely loooooving this week?

xx
Nikkidee! :]

July 9, 2009

Summer Music Playlist

Hello everyone! :]
I'm back in New York. It's really, really nice to be home but I do miss the beach!
Anyway, summer gets me super-hyped [in case you couldn't tell by now] and with Warped Tour coming to New York next weekend, I've been thinking about how much I love summer music. :]


Hypercrush at Bamboozle 09! Picture taken by me ;]


Summer! It's a time for summer music festivals, for radios in the backyard and at the beach, for blastic music out of your car with the windows rolled down. Here's what's currently on my summer music playlist:

Boys of Summer The Ataris
Summertime Mae
Manthem The Bouncing Souls
Hollywood Fix The Pink Spiders
Girl Beck
Puchaca Sunrise Minus the Bear
Beer Reel Big Fish
Shining On Big D and the Kids Table
Hey Hey Girl The Virgins
Walking on the Sun Smashmouth
Under 21 Save Ferris
You Want It You Got It Rancid
Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes
Park it Out Back Living With Lions
Sunshine Atmosphere
♥ I'm in Miami Trick LMFAO
♥ Hot Like Wow Nadia Oh
♥ Butterfly Corinne Bailey Rae
♥ La La La Hyper Crush
Constructive Summer The Hold Steady
Skies so Blue The Rocket Summer
Island in the Sun Weezer



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What are you listening to right now that's got you in the summer mood?

xx
Nikkidee! :]

July 7, 2009

Hello from Miami!

I'm currently typing this from a hotel room in Miami, Florida. :]
I arrived in Miami on Thursday, and I'm leaving tomorrow. This song has been stuck in my head all weekend:


Love ittt

Also, if you're in the U.S. happy belated fourth of July!



Fireworks on the roof!


Me and my friend on the roof- check out the fireworks behind us!



Fireworks on the beach!

The beach!



I love it here!
The weather has been really, super hot and sunny for the most part, which is an awesome change from New York- it's been raining non-stop in NY for over a month!
I've been gettin' my tan on and hanging with people...also, being here helps me brush up on my Spanish :p
It's almost like a sunny NYC, on the beach!

xx
Nikkidee!

July 1, 2009

Summer Styles

How To Wear... the simple way :]

Big Glasses

big glasses dress
Add some nerdiness to a girly look! :]
big glasses dress by nikkidee on Polyvore.com

Dressed Up Gladiator Shoes
Summer 2
The zippers and blue color make these shoes an especially cool variation of the gladiator sandal trend.
Summer 2 by nikkidee on Polyvore.com

One-Shouldered Dress

Summer 3
Keep it simple with one bold accessory, like a bracelet or ring.
Summer 3 by nikkidee on Polyvore.com

Playsuit

Summer 5
Wear flip flops to dress it down or heels to dress it up- and I think playsuits look supercool with a belt.
Summer 5 by nikkidee on Polyvore.com

Crop Top

Summer 6
The 90's are back already! You can do so much with this trend..just keep it classy! :]
Summer 6 by nikkidee featuring Dorothy Perkins

So, there is my take on some of the hot trends for this summer. What do you think?
Also, I'm going on vacation today, but I'll hopefully still have internet access. So the next time you hear from me, I'll be in Miami, Florida!
xx
Nikkidee! :]
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