Summer F-It List (Revisited) 

A little while ago I wrote about a few things I wanted to do this summer. Now that summer has actually begun, I want to keep track of what things I actually do, and slowly had some more new adventures along away. 

I’ve developed a disease which I call “wishful thinking”. The Wishful Thinking disease (WT for short), is when you constantly imagine a future, in order to escape from the present. First it was “when I graduate”, then it was “when college starts”, which evolved to “when the semester ends” and so on and so forth. There may be an actual scientific word for this mental state, but I’m calling it WT. 

I don’t know if many of you have experienced this. I’m sure we all have at some point. “When I get married”, “when I move out”, “when I get a better job”, all these things are great goals to have, but they can take away the beautiful experience you’re having now. 

My boyfriend pointed out to me that I am never content with where I am. He’s right. So this Summer F-it list is to keep me grounded here. To only focus on having a great time, instead of thinking a great time lies in the future. 

The first adventure on my Summer F-it list has been conpleted. I TOOK MY BOYFRIEND TO SIX FLAGS. 

I didn’t realize until I got home from the trip that the only pictures I took were on my Snapchat, and I’d forgotten to download them before the disappeared forever. How awful!!! This makes me incredibly sad, but the memory lives on. I want to share it with you, so I will be as descriptive as possible. 

So last Saturday night we left at around…..I’m not sure maybe 5ish, and we headed to Arlington, which was about a 2 hour drive. We arrived at our hotel, in dismay that the roads around us were under construction. But we got a nice room on the second floor, right above the pool. It was very nice and inexpensive. 

We went “grocery shopping” at Dollar General not far from our hotel. There was actually a Starbucks right next door to our hotel room and I didn’t get one coffee!!! Yat to kicking a caffeine addiction for a few days! *virtual high five*. 

We decided to rest up for our big Six Flags day. We woke up early that Sunday (being like 9:30 or so) and headed out to our super fun destination. We stopped by a gas station on the way there and I decided it would be great idea to have like 2 Oatmeal Creme Pies and half of my boyfriend’s gas station Taquito for breakfast. 

So we get to the park, and I’m like scared out of my mind, but I’m preparing my brain because this is what my boyfriend wanted to do, so I am definitely going to ride all these rides. 

We get there right at opening. Some rides are going and others are still waiting to be turned on. We ride the Runaway Mine Train. And then we ride the Batman, (which freaked me out!!!), and finally at Mr. Freeze I learned how to use my flash pass. The Batman was probably my favorite, or at least most memorable. Before I get into this next part, let me give y’all a little background information. I get motion sickness. Yeah I know, I know, I hear you. “Emma, then WHY ride roller coasters??!!” BECAUSE I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND. And I also get extremely sick when I get hot and considering its June in Texas, yeah pretty hot. So guess what? I start getting sick. Sick like I need to lay down. And the more my boyfriend tries to help, the more we walk, the more I feel like I’m about to die. We find a bench for me to sit on and a Six Flags employee comes up to me and asks if I need to go to First Aid. And I say “no, I’m okay” and immediately throw up after the words leave my lips. 

It’s disgusting. It’s embarrassing. It’s visibly obvious what I had for breakfast (gas station Taquito remember?). In the midst of all the heaving, I hear the employee say “we have an 18 over here”. The humiliation. 

They come to get me and drive me back to their little first aid section, give me water and Poweraid, along with some motion sickness medicine. It’s pretty great. I stay there for maybe 20 minutes before we all figure the best course of action is for me to stick to the”moderately thrilling” rides the park has to offer. Worst. Six Flags. Partner. Ever. 

We leave first aid to head towards the Yosemite Sam ride. The lazy river with the robot Looney Tunes characters. It was awesome. 

My boyfriend had to ride the Texas Giant and Titan by himself. No way was I going to risk it. I was actually considering the Titan, but my fear talked me out if it. We rode the Roaring Rapids twice (thanks Flash Pass), the Aquaman, Runaway Mountain, Justice League 4D, and I think a few others. At around 5 or so it began to storm, and we decided to leave before it got too bad. 

We ate the biggest turkey leg ever while we were there, and I even became a junior deputy to the sheriff after a theif tried to rob the train. That was really fun. 

Even though I threw up and we had to leave early, it was an incredible experience. Honestly, I probably would’ve never went if it wasn’t for my boyfriend. I didn’t realize that Six Flags Over Texas had so much to offer. I really wanna ride the Batman again. 

Check 1 off my F-it list for this summer. Up next we are headed to Austin to explore some coffee shops (kill 2 birds with one stone), art museums, and other adventures within the beautiful city. (I promise to take actual pictures this time). 

Thank y’all for reading. Have fun this summer, and live while you can!! Be safe out there too. 

Peace, 

Emma Katy 

“Dear White People” S1 Review 

Contrary to some people’s beliefs, the Netflix Original TV show “Dear White People” is actually NOT racist. But before we get into that, I want to go over a few different points about the show, and then we can get into the juicy stuff. 

First off, I’d like to start by saying that you will probably be hearing a lot more reviews from me as the summer goes on. This is due to a whole BUNCH of new free time (as soon as I get my schedule straight), and me filling that time with Netflix, Red Box, and reading. So be prepared. 

1) Fashion/ Styling

Rating: Iconic, Breathtaking 10/10

Sam was my favorite style icon. Her outfits were so out there and courageous, a lot like how her character was. She was that type of girl that’s trendy, but in her own unique way. 

I love this next picture. The sweatshirt, the Timberlands, the vest, and that Jean jacket. This exact moment was meant for this exact picture. I love it so much. It reminds me of high school in a way. 

Sam may be my first favorite style icon from the show, but Joelle was DEFINITELY a very close second. Both are total goddesses in their own right. I think the stylist did an amazing job portraying these characters through their clothes. 

2) The Script 

Rating: 7/10

If you’ve EVER watched a Netflix original anything, you know what I mean when I talk about the script. “Dear White People” definitely kept things interesting, and the actors delivered their lines really well. I believed it all (well most of it). Every Netflix show has an ehhhhhhh script though, especially those containing teens or young adults. For some reason, Netflix always has the urge to make their characters reference celebrities for no reason. They always want to break that 4th wall. It gets kind of annoying. But overall, this script was crazy better than some Netflix shows I’ve seen. There was laughing, almost crying, heart wrenching moments, and even some that makes you smirk at how clever it was. 

Soundtrack: 9/10

Pretty freaking good. I didn’t notice the soundtrack a lot during the show, but when it was about to end and their intro song was so noticeably good. One of my favorite songs (which is pretty depressing) is Uno by Rex Orange County. Amazing lyricism. There were a lot of songs that were like “Damn, what is this?”

The cool thing about this show is that it’s a depiction of only a few days or maybe a couple weeks, and they do it in chapters. So every chapter leads into a new day, but from a different person’s point of view. I REALLY love this aspect of the show. It’s so creative, although it has been done before, I feel like this show really executed it in a fantastic way. 

This show isn’t about white people being racist. It is really about the black community and what it is like living in America. It explores things such as colorism, homosexuality/homophobia within the black community, and the white washing of an entire culture in order to survive. Ever sense I heard the name of the show, I knew I had to watch it. It’s daring, and it’s necessary. This show sheds light on a lot of things white people, like myself, will never experience. 

If you talk to me for long enough, we will eventually talk about politics. It is a much bigger deal for me than ever before. And this blog is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog. Not a politic opinion blog. So I’m not gonna bombard you with my opinions. However, this show is absolute golden. There are so many dramatic and interesting plot twists and turns. The storyline is accompanied by volcanic truth. Heart wrenching, eye opening truth. 

I will say this: if you -refuse- to watch this show because you think it is racist, you are displaying privilege. You can turn the other cheek if you think racism is coming your way, and it’s like it never existed. Not everyone in America has that. 

I understand if you think this is controversial. But the show is controversial. It’s a great show. There is so much to learn. And ignorance will never allow us to have change. Take a chance on this show, because you may very well fall in love with it like I did. I don’t know if I’ll ever review a show, book, or movie on here that I don’t like. I don’t really see the point in spreading negativity. 

Thank you so much for reading! I definitely enjoy describing some of my favorite things with you all. Stay safe out there. And stay open minded. 

Peace, 

Emma Katy

My New Healthy Self

Recently my boyfriend and I have been talking about getting more into shape. We want to eat better and exercise more, without giving up a lot of food or activities we already take part in. 

Let me rephrase that: we want to be fit without being very very fit. 

One year in high school, I would exercise every morning before school. And I would bring salads everyday for lunch. And that was before my “coffee nearly everyday” obsession. Life got busy, and I stopped exercising, taking my food intake seriously, and doing anything to stay awake during class. 

But life has slowed down due to school being out for the summer and a job with a predictable schedule, I’m trying to get back on my feet with taking care of my body. My boyfriend and I are taking this journey together, encouraging each other to exercise and eat better. 

Since we don’t want to give up our leisure lifestyle, I think it would be best to do a little exercising every morning (or whenever my body decides to wake up). I like to do crunches and planks, and my boyfriend likes to do pull ups and push ups. And as far as eating goes, I want to start eating better for lunch, and being more open minded for dinner. For my boyfriend, he wants it to be the other way around. More open minded for lunch, healthier for dinner. 

I’m also trying to limit my coffee, milkshake, and sugary drink intake more often. Sugary drinks are my weakness, so this will be a big step for me. Seeing as I work at a coffee shop now, it makes it so easy to indulge in an unhealthy drink very often. But now I’m making myself have a healthy drink, like smoothie or juice, for every unhealthy drink I have. Hopefully that will work.

We want to eat better food, or really just balance out our diet. We want to eat more sushi, we both love salad, and we really enjoy cooking. The eating part I’m not too worried about, it’s more of keeping up the exercising. Today I actually made myself because my boyfriend exercised yesterday so I was like “okkayyyyy I should”. 

Another way I want to start being more healthy is by reading more and being creative. I love learning, and I feel like there is always something to learn from everything there is to read, watch, or listen to. My friends and I are trying to start a bookclub, to get me more educated and smart. I also watch Netflix All. The. Time. I do it because it’s fun but also to learn you guys. I’m educated myself in front of the TV. Maybe I should start doing crunches whole watching Netflix. Sounds like a plan to me. 

With Summer coming up, I’ll have more free time to invest in my personal wellbeing. I’m looking forward to it. 

Thanks for reading. If you have any ideas on how to better yourself and your life this summer, let me know. I love hearing from y’all. Be safe out there. Hopefully, I’ll have more clothing to show you soon. 

Peace,

Emma Katy