Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

As a huge Disney fan, I find it important to honor the cartoon character that started it all. The wonderful Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios. While most people think that Mickey first appeared in the short film “Steamboat Willie”, which was one of the first sound cartoons, the mouse actually made it’s first appearance in a short called “Plane Crazy” on May 15th in 1928. Therefore, today we celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse, the mouse that started it all. Happy  Birthday, Mickey. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave generation after generation.

When I was a baby, I lived in the States for the first time and my parents bought a ginormous mouse that we had for a million years. Maybe it’s still in the attic, although the red pants went missing, years ago. And I also had a little one and I guess, this was all the start of my Disney obsession. Just seeing traces of the mouse ears makes me smile and of course it’s an absolute must to buy some when you’re at Disneyland.

I love Mickey. I love Minnie. I love the whole “Mickey & Friends” characters because they’re really unique and funny. I mean, have you been to Toontown? It’s one of my absolute favorite parts at Disneyland. And the houses are just all adorable and I can really imagine each character living there. Because let’s be honest, they’re real, right?!

So who knows if the wonderful world of Disney would be the same today, if it wasn’t for the mouse.

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

– Walt Disney, Disneyland; October 27, 1954

Therefore, I want to point out my favorite memories, places, things and everything else that has to do with it. I know that my life certainly wouldn’t be the same without it and it’s a huge part of why I’m never really going to grow up. And why should I? Everything that Disney has given the world is meaningful to me. And yes, I have looked deep into the subject, and it didn’t change anything, no matter how much there is to criticize. I’m not a fool, I just won’t let anything or anyone take this happiness away from me. So here are some random things about me and my Disney life and I’m happy about all of it.

The first Disney movie I’ve watched was “The Beauty and the Beast” because my uncle recorded it on a VHS for me and until today, it’s my favorite Disney movie.

The first time I went to Disneyland, I was probably seven years old. My family and I were on holiday in San Diego and my dad and grandma took me and my brother there.

20 years later, I went back to Disneyland California and it was as fun as I remembered it.

Disneyland Paris is prettier, though.

My room will always look a little like Disneyland and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I have more than 50 stuffed Disney characters in my room. They’re all animals because I don’t like the human characters as plushies.

I either want to be Belle or Pocahontas. What a difference, right?!

I cry every time I watch Mulan.

My first movie at a German theatre was “Aladdin.” In an American theatre “The Lion King.”

I stood in line at Disneyland to get my picture taken with a Disney Princess. I hoped for Belle, I got Aurora. What a disappointment.

Mom took me to Disneyland Paris after graduating from school at age 20. It was one of the best trips ever. She even helped me chase down characters to get a picture.

When I was an au pair, I constantly played the Disney Music channel on iTunes and sang to my little baby girl, all day, everyday.

When the music of the broadway musical “The Lion King” started playing, I started crying.

I mainly sleep in Disney clothing.

I once added an extra day of uni to my schedule, because there was a Disney seminar and I couldn’t not go. I would’ve gone any time of the week.

Walk of Fame Mickey Mouse

My BA-thesis, two papers and a presentation for uni were about Disney.

As a baby, I had swimming pants with baby Minnie and Mickey on them and I still have them.

As a kid, I had this little recording machine and the one song I sang a million and one times was “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas. I probably still have a tape somewhere.

I’m not willing to spend like 100 Euros on clothes without properly thinking about it, but let me walk into a Disney Store and I’ll pay whatever they say without batting an eyelid.

When I lived in San Francisco, I loved that there was a Disney Store and I went there a lot. So when I had to leave the city, I made sure to go one last time and properly say goodbye. I even uttered the word. I didn’t kiss the window.

The older I got, the worse my Disney obsession got.

My goal is to have all the Disney movies on DVD, especially the classics. I’m close, but I still have to work on it.

I have a new Disney backpack and it’s the cutest thing ever. I use it all the time, when I don’t have to carry around really heavy things, and it makes me smile, every time I see it.

I don’t know most Disney songs in my mother tongue German, because I always watched the movies in English.

I would love to be a Disney Princess at one of the parks for a day, but I’m sure that the kids would annoy me after only a few minutes, so more than 24 hours is not an option.

I’ve never been on Splash Mountain.

When I buy gifts for kids, I often buy Disney stuff, even if the parents are not much into it. A proper education can’t start early enough.

I’m absolutely addicted to the Disney Emoji game. It’s the main reason now, why I’m often running late or go to bed, too late. I just absolutely love it. Currently working on hitting level 200.

At Disneyland Paris, I bought a pair of little hand blown glass slippers and I broke one of them, which is actually pretty fitting, since I have one left, like in the fairytale.

I was on a school trip in Tuscany and in Florence, I wanted to go shopping, but the stores sucked. Then I saw people with bags from the Disney Store. I followed them, asked them and after what felt like forever, found the store. I was so happy.

To be continued . . .

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Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Eurovision 2018

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Yesterday, it was that time of year again: The Eurovision Song Contest finale happened and brought to the stage Europe’s cheesiest acts. Although this time, it wasn’t bad and cheesy, at all. There was not one performance that made me want to cut off my ears or scratch out my eyes. I was positively surprised and love that it was a lot more about the music, because it’s one of the most important things in my life and I do prefer good quality.

So as every year, I sat on my bed with my notebook, my phone to tweet along and a score sheet (I admit, I only had it like halfway through the show, cause my laptop was OF COURSE updating.) and judged every single performance. I didn’t know any of the songs beforehand. Not even the one from my own country. I just like being surprised and unbiased.

I didn’t give out 12 points on my sheet because for some reason, I never do. I’m hardly ever so enthusiastic about a performance that I think there is nothing better, but my top 3 all had double digits. Spain, Germany and Lithuania were my absolute favorites which certainly shows that I’m into a certain type of music. All three songs were very emotional, gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. Obviously, I was a huge fan of Portugal last year, cause it just fits right in with my kind of music. I want to be touched. I want to really feel it, even if I don’t understand a word. I want to be taken on a journey into somebody else’s soul, cause that’s what music really is for me.

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Man, it’s so exciting when all the results slowly come in. And Israel won. I can live with that because for a second, I was sure it was going to be Austria and he just wasn’t that good. Netta is super cute and her message couldn’t be more right for this time and age. And it was a proper Eurovision performance. I’m really happy about a great fourth place for Germany, though. We we’re so good this year and it’s nice to see that Europe agreed. But why the hell didn’t Spain get more love? They were adorable.

Overall, it was a good show, although the opening and half time show were not really spectacular. But OMG, Kenzi from Navy CIS LA was one of the hosts. Love her! Anyway, here is what I thought about every performance and I would absolutely like to hear your personal thoughts.

01. Ukraine: Mélovin – Under The Ladder
I liked the vampire touch but it really didn’t go with the song. I want something mystical to go with that, but the music was more on the lame side. Sorry not sorry.

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02. Spain: Alfred & Amaia – Tu Canción
These two sweethearts were my absolute favorite. It only took me like five seconds to have goosebumps and I just wanted to hug them. I couldn’t understand one word, but I felt every single one and for me, that’s what music is about. It went straight to my heart.

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03. Slovenia: Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne
Her attitude was amazing. You go girl! The dancers were super hot, some part of the song like the bridge were really good but the supposed-to-be-rap part not so much. And the whole bouncy beat really put me off. Her involvement of the crowd was brave and a nice change, though.

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04. Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaitè – When We’re Old
This was also in my top three but didn’t do all too well. I thought she was adorable and the song also gave me goosebumps. The whole performance was so not spectacular, which worked really well. So simple, so beautiful. She has a unique voice, the background images were lovely and her giggles toward the end, when her actual husband stepped onto the bridge, were so cute.

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05. Austria: Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You
Highly overrated! I mean sure, it wasn’t terrible. I could see him singing with a great gospel choir but not as a solo artist on a huge stage like this. And what the hell were that shirt and his pants? Satin? Latex? I thought it was all pretty boring and emotionless. He wanted to be the “cool guy” of the show, but I really wasn’t feeling it.

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06. Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
She deserved points just for wearing a dress that weighs eight kilo. It looked amazing though and I know that a lot of us want that for the next party. Can anyone lend me 65.000 Euros and an entourage to help me move around? I really like good opera singing and her high notes were truly amazing. She also looked great. That make-up was on point.

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07. Norway: Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
He’s still a likeable guy but I wasn’t a huge fan when he won with “Fairytale” and I will never be one. He’s a damn good violin player but the dancing and everything was not really authentic. It was kind of cute and fun but that’s about it. In the end, I guess the question is though: Does he know how to write a song?! Just sayin…

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08. Portugal: Cláudia Pascoral – O Jardim
Her black dress went great with her pink hair. Unfortunately, it didn’t get me, at all. And her earrings looked like black pieces of plastic she fished out of the trash.

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09. United Kingdom: SuRie – Storm
It started of good with the crown really chiming in, but I was not a fan. I honestly didn’t think she was good enough. However, when some idiot entered the stage and took away her microphone, she handled it like a pro and deserves major props for that. But the song and all was highly disappointing. The UK can do much, much better. Can you please bring BLUE back? Thank you!

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10. Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – Nova Deca
I really thought I’d love this for like the first few seconds. The sounds of the flute and drums were beautiful, but then it just all went really wrong. The harmonies sounded awful, those electronic beauts fully killed the vibe and the performance was terribly boring. This was actually the act I liked the least.

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11. Germany: Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
I am not one of these people, who just support their own country because honestly, if it’s not good, it’s not good, and I’m all about the music. But this year, we were damn good. I was super touched by his song, especially because it’s about his father, who passed away. It was touching, authentic and just really beautiful and even a win would’ve been absolutely deserved. I had tears in my eyes.

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12. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
When Eros Ramazzotti meets Prince this happens, but not on such a high level. Outfit and song were cool, it was an overall good performance, but it wasn’t anything I will remember.

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13. France: Madame Monsieur – Mercy
First off, I love their name and French is just such a beautiful language. But why the hell were they favorites? I had high hopes but was really disappointed. I thought it was so emotionless and the song annoyed me. I mean, they actually sing “My name is thank you” and I don’t get it.

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14. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
The performance was something different but I liked it. The backpack was funny and of course the somersault at the end was cool. Apparently, it went wrong during rehearsals, so props for still doing it. The beat was fun, the singing good, the rapping not so much.

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15. Denmark: Rasmussen – Higher Ground
I like this whole viking thing and something mystical always gets me, but unfortunately, I didn’t think they were very good. It was a solid performance, nothing spectacular, so I will hardly remember it.

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16. Australia: Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
Public Service Announcement: Australia isn’t even close to Europe! I will forever find this weird. The song was nice, the girl was pretty, but unfortunately, she was dressed in wrapping paper. Some proper background dancers and just a little more something would’ve been fitting.

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17. Finland: Saara Aalto – Monster
Man, she pulled off some really cool stunts and always kept singing, very well. Her vocals were on point. I’m just not a fan of those uninspiring electronic pop beats, even though I love electronic music. It’s almost never authentic or fitting.

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18. Bulgaria: Equinox – Bones
Doesn’t Equinox have something to do with sports? But that’s a different story. The group with fake Sia had some truly great vocals, at least individually. I’m not sure if I liked them all together. But they seemed really cool and all so different and I’m all for it. Also really loved the outfits.

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19. Moldova: DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
Finally, there was some real fun going on on stage. That wall with the optical illusions was amazing to look at. The song was quirky and fun and made me want to shake what my mamma gave me.

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20. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
He thought he was the son of Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and The Weeknd. He was not. Not even close. He wanted too much and I was just annoyed by his voice and dance moves. I know that Sweden always get’s a lot of love, but often enough, I really don’t understand why when it comes to the ESC.

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21. Hungary: AWS – Viszlát Nyár
Well, I’m not big on heavy metal, but I have lots of respect for everyone who sings in their native language. And with the singer, someone finally used the whole really awesome stage. He was good, his band mates had trouble hitting the notes, though.

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22. Israel: Netta – Toy
Ok, it was fun. Not the greatest voice or song, but the message was an important one and I thought it was great that she was not an ESC-cliché singer. She was plus size, quirky, flashy and she was a true boss lady on that stage. It was fun and fitting for the contest. #I’mtakingmyPikachuhome

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23. Netherlands: Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
The singer was a part of The Common Linnets, which I absolutely loved and I generally enjoy that country guitar sound. But crumping dancers??? They were a bit irritating.

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24. Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together
The most upsetting thing about this performance is the fact that two guys holding hands is reason enough for countries to not broadcast it. It’s infuriating. The more important it is for this to be done and shown. There are not just heterosexual couples on this planet, so we shouldn’t just see boys and girls together. It was so great to hear the applause, when the two guys crossed the bridge. The song was really sweet, but I think the visual message sure was more important.

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25. Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – Fuego
Great body, great outfit, great hair. The song was ok, the voice was ok and this was the most typical ESC-performance of all. A pretty face with a little talent who can shake her booty. Sure, she was truly on fuego, but totally overrated.

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26. Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente
I honestly wish, I could’ve understood the message of the song. But to be honest, I was not fully paying attention, anymore. After 25 artists, I needed a little break and the performance wasn’t one to capture my full attention.

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Goodbye April 2018

Goodbye April,

and hello May. I love this month because it starts with a holiday and has a few more throughout the next few weeks. And who doesn’t love some extra free time, right? I want to use it for fun activities and also for organizing my life. There is something truly satisfying about decluttering and putting everything into place. I could definitely use another room or two to make everything fit perfectly, but since that’s not happening, I have to get rid of things.

I started with my closet, which was too full. When you’re hangers barely move and all your ironed clothes get wrinkled, it’s time to make a change. I do have to find a new spot for all my purses now, but my closet and dresser look great on the inside. Still, there is so much more to do. Especially the basement is ridiculous, since I stored my stuff pretty much everywhere. “Collecting” lies in my family.

cherry blossoms

The highlight of my month was being back in journalism school for two weeks. I learned so much and had a great time with the group. How much I would love to work with these girls, on a daily basis. I’m sure we could accomplish great things. And it’s just so lovely to be taken care of with food throughout the whole day. You save a ton of money, don’t have to worry about cooking, shopping or anything else.

Even though being in class all day is super exhausting, we truly had a great time. I laughed so much and a little break from everyday-life is always a nice thing. I found it interesting to realize that working for online media would probably be something really fitting for me. I always wanted to do print media, which I am currently doing, but I love including social media and all the possibilities the internet gives you. So who knows what lies in the future.

There was of course a family day for Easter and also a little get-together with my girls which unfortunately wasn’t what it used to be, but it was still nice to see everyone. I did a barbecue with my dad and a chill night with a friend but otherwise, April was super quiet. I didn’t do much on weekends, mainly because I was constantly exhausted and still had to take care of a lot of things for the family, since everything is still not back to normal. So it was housework, sleep and watch all my TV shows, most of the time.

I’m sure May will be lovely, though. So far, I’m invited to a wedding, there is a brunch and a musical trip planned and my grandma’s doggy will be here for a week or so. I love having a cuddle partner for a little while and he definitely helps me be more active. Also, it’s going to be my first time in an escape room, where my detective skills will hopefully come in handy. And not to forget: Eurovision will be on. So this month will definitely be more active and I’m looking forward to everything.

Post pictures of lovely flowers on Instagram. Make a new playlist for your car. Prepare a nice meal for your family. Enjoy beautiful sunsets. Ignore your phone for a while. Say “thank you” more often. Throw smiles around like confetti. Declutter your life. Never take yourself too seriously. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Enjoy May.

Tons of love,
Hailey

Spring feeling

Lovely life
Luke Mockridge spring weather journalism school using up products holiday’s Topshop 90s style fun interviews making new friends decluttering being productive cherry blossoms zoo visits fun plans finally finding the right diary my new Disney backback when people cook for you  bbq’s  pizza  flirting  ignoring my phone a bit  strawberries  a proper tax return  waffles  Disney Store deliveries  Philadelphia cake  family time  fried calamari  being honest 

Movies I loved watching
Frida
Dude
Clueless

My April posts
Goodbye March // 100 Truths Blogger Tag Part 1 // 100 Truths Blogger Tag Part 2

My April InstagramsInstagram April 2018

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100 Truths Blogger Tag Part 2

Yesterday, I posted the first part of my 100 Truths Blogger Tag, which I was tagged in by the lovely Kelly from This, Tatt and the Other, and this is part two. If you want to know more about me, have a read. And just you know, I answered these yesterday.

London Kisses

Do you…?

045. Do you believe in God?
Nope.

046. Do you believe in yourself?
Absolutely.

047. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Of course I do. The thought of him with the reindeers, north pole and all is just too beautiful not to.

048. Do you believe in ghosts?
A little.

049. Do you believe in aliens?
I do think there is more out there.

050. Do you believe in miracles?
I’ve heard of them but sometimes it’s hard to believe in them. But I’ll say yes.

051. Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Yes. Unfortunately, it’s not something I’m good at.

052. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Haha, next question. And yes.

053. Can money make you happy?
It can help. But money alone doesn’t do it.

054. Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Absolutely!!!

055. Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Pro-Choice. My body, my rules.

056. Do you have strong political beliefs?
Medium.

057. Do you have strong religious beliefs?
Nope. I especially have a problem with people doing bad things in the name of religion. And that goes for all religions. I think religion is one of the biggest problems in this world. And I definitely believe more in science.

Staten Island

058. What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Love, attention and rules.

059. Are you eating anything right now?
Surprisingly not.

060. Are you drinking anything right now?
Coke Zero.

061. What are you listening to right now?
I’m watching kid’s shows on Netflix. So I’m listening to Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.

062. What are you thinking about right now?
How frustrating this wonderful weather is, cause I don’t know what to do with it.

063. What are you waiting for right now?
Nothing in particular.

064. What are you most excited about right now?
Going back to journalism school in a week.

065. What’s your pet hate right now?
People slamming doors, talking too loud and stomping around like elephants.

066. What’s your favourite thing right now?
My hot water bottle,but it’s getting too warm for it.

067. If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Lying in bed like I always do.

My firsts…

068. Your first best friend?
I think my first best friends were mostly boys.

069. Your first kiss?
My first little peck on the lips? I was ten.

070. Your first celebrity crush?
Nick Carter. I still sleep with his pillow.

Disneyland California

071. Your first holiday?
How the hell am I supposed to remember?!

072. Your first pet?
A dog named Ginger.

073. Your first regret?
Boys. My first and probably my last.

074. Your first job?
Waitress in an Italian restaurant.

075. Your first childhood memory?
When I was in kindergarten, I had a friend that lived on a farm and I kind of remember playing in the hay stable.

Either … or …?

076. Love or money?
Love.

077. Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter DUH!

078. Hook up or relationship?
If only I knew the answer to that.

079. Dogs or cats?
Dogs.

080. Coffee or tea?
Tea. I’ve never had a coffee in my life.

081. Beer or wine?
Not a big fan of both, but I’d go with beer.

082. Sweet or savoury?
I have a sweet tooth.

083. Introvert or extrovert?
Extrovert. Probably a little too in your face, sometimes.

084. Vampires or werewolves?
Vampires.

085. Seaside or countryside?
I’d love cityside. But ok, sea.

086. Summer or winter?
Fall.

087. Books or movies?
Books are always better.

088. Horror or comedy?
I don’t do horror movies.

Santa Monica Pier

And more questions…

089. Do you wish you could change your past?
No, not really.

090. What’s your dream job?
I’m already a journalist, so I already reached my goal. I’d also love to be a wedding planner or a Disney Princess.

091. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

092. What are you afraid of?
Spiders.

093. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I’m sure, I said something like vet.

094. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Being invisible. It would help me so much with stalking and stuff. I’d also love to read minds or be able to fly.

095. If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
Right now, I’m not a huge fan of being single and I could use my own place. But everything will happen when the time is right.

096. Would you want immortality?
Depends on who else is immortal with me. I’m saying yes.

097. If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Obama’s.

098. Would you say you are happy?
Not really. Still working on it.

099. What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Dump the douchebag!

100. Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
On top of the world.

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100 Truths Blogger Tag Part 1

I can’t say it enough: I love being tagged in posts. Sometimes, it’s nice to just answer some questions and to share some more details about me and my life, with everyone who cares. The lovely Kelly from This, Tatt and the Other tagged me it the 100 Truths Blogger Tag and I really loved the questions. However, I thought 100 were a bit much for one blog post, so I will split them. And I hereby tag the lovely Kristina from Royal Lifestyle because she is always nice enough to think of me, when doing a tag post and I always love getting to know her better.

Seattle gum wall

The basics…

01. What’s your name?
That’s a secret I’ll never tell.

02. Any nicknames or aliases?
Yes, and most people never say my real name.

03. Your gender?
Female.

04. Your star sign?
Aquarius.

05. How old are you?
I just turned 30 and I don’t want it to be a big deal, but it kind of is.

06. Your relationship status?
So single it hurts.

07. Any children?
Hell to the no.

08. Any pets?
Our family still has a cat. I don’t want my own pets.

09. Any tattoos or piercings?
I have three tattoos.

010. What do you like about yourself?
My sense of humor and my freckles.

011. What do you dislike about yourself?
Isn’t it important to focus on the good things?! Well, I could lose a few more pounds. And I hate my sweaty hands.

012. Righty or lefty?
Righty.

Seattle Chihuly gardens

The last…

013. The last thing you drank:
Water – my fav.

014. The last thing you ate:
Mozzarella sticks

015. Your last phone call:
My mom.

016. Your last text message:
Do people still send those?

017. Your last email:
I complained to a make-up store for bad customer service.

018. The last song you listened to:
Drake – God’s Plan

019. The last book you read:
Arden Rose – Almost Adulting

020. The last time you cried:
A few tears today, cause I was feeling sorry for myself.

021. The last blog you read:
It was someone’s post about Amsterdam. I can’t remember who it was from.

022. The last person you spoke to:
Myself.

023. The last place you visited:
A café to eat some cake with my besties.

024. Your last holiday abroad:
Barcelona for my birthday.

Barcelona

Have you ever…?

025. Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
NO FU**ING WAY!

026. Have you ever been cheated on?
I’m not sure.

027. Have you ever cheated on someone?
Yes. I was very young and stupid.

028. Have you ever lost someone special to you?
Yes, family members.

029. Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
Ummm, of course. When I was younger, it used to happen almost every time.

030. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
Yeah. That happens when guys treat you like shit.

031. Have you ever met someone who changed you?
I think every person you meet in life has some kind of impact on you.

032. Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Many times and I’m still grateful for everyone in my life, who never gave a crap about what anybody had to say about me and just loves me for me.

033. Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
Hell to the yes!

034. Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
I’d be disappointed if they didn’t.

035. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Maybe.

036. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
Absolutely.

Superwoman

037. Have you ever had your own heart broken?
A few times too many.

038. Have you ever had sex on the first date?
I actually think, I never had a real date. I guess it depends on how you define it. So I’m going with no.

039. Have you ever been arrested?
Surprisingly not.

040. Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
Yeah. Women are absolutely fabulous. But I do prefer guys.

041. Have you ever done something you regret?
Don’t we all have stupid moments?!

042. Have you ever had a threesome?
Nope.

043. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
Many times, although I’m rarely embarrassed, since I don’t really care about what others think of me.

044. Have you ever misjudged someone?
Yeah. But I’d say, I do give people a chance to prove me wrong.

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Goodbye March 2018

Goodbye March,

and hello April. Also, hello spring. The temperatures have finally gone up and I don’t have to walk around in heavy boots, anymore. I guess, I have to start shaving my legs again. And get tan and do my toe nails. Wow, I’m already exhausted. But yay for flowers and blue skies. Now, I just have to figure out what to do on weekends, instead of hiding in bed while binging on TV shows.

March started off great because instead of going to work, I was in journalism school for two weeks and I really loved it. I tend to be all negative at first and already hate everything before experiencing it, but it was all a pleasant surprise. Although it’s exhausting to basically be back in school, I learned so much and met wonderful people. The group of girls there is amazing and I can’t wait to see them all again in April for another two weeks. I also liked the food, the rooms were absolutely fine and I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I have nothing negative to say. Which is probably a first. Ok, the wi-fi could be better, but that’s about it. Shocker!

Another fun thing in March was our 10-year reunion with most of the people I graduated with. I’m still glad that some of my besties finished school with me, so none of us has to be alone at these events. Because let’s be real: It can be pretty awkward seeing people you haven’t been in contact with for ten years. Especially those, with whom you haven’t really been good with, at any given point. We had dinner at a restaurant and went to a bar, afterward. And yeah, we got super wasted. My best friend an I started drinking at like 3.30 in the afternoon, because you can’t come sober to these kind of things. It was hilarious. I had really fun chats, laughed a lot and if it was up to me, we could do this more often than every five to ten years. Shocker number two! And no, I’m not drunk anymore.

Unfortunately, the rest of the month wasn’t as much fun. My grandpa surprisingly passed away and it’s always so very hard to lose a family member. But to honor him, I spoke at his funeral and it personally helped me a lot with the situation. Two weeks later, my mom’s life partner had a heart attack and sent our family spiraling, again. She’s doing better now, but it was all a lot to handle, at once. I will just never understand why bad things are always followed by more bad things. It’s still hard and of course Easter felt very weird, but we’re getting there. I’m trying to pick up the slack at home, as good as I can, but I really can’t wait for everything to kind of go back to normal. But family always comes first, so I’m doing whatever I can to help.

So I really hope that April won’t bring any more bad news – we’ve truly had enough of it. It doesn’t go well with spring, anyway. I’m very much looking forward to being back in journalism school and just in general to a good time. I don’t have anything planned in particular, but I’m open for new adventures.

Enjoy spring. Make plans, Take pictures of blue skies. Sleep all day if your body needs it. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Look up from your phone, once in a while. Pick up your favorite take-out and eat it in bed. Never give up. Take a shower, change your sheets and enjoy the feeling of lying in them. And of course, have a great month.

Tons of love,
Hailey

Lovely life
♥ time off  making new friends spending time with grandma  being home alone  journalism school  constructive criticism  Let’s Dance is back  my TV show schedule  a good night out  catching up with old friends  packing cubes  spring  grocery shopping  peace and quiet  quinoa+green beans+tofu hair bobbles extra money  rays of sunshine cuddles with my hot water bottle getting wasted once in a while fresh sheets late birthday presents unicorns when old TV shows get a remake 

Movies I loved watching
Silver Linings Playbook
He Named Me Malala
The Great Gatsby

(I decided to change this, because I definitely watch more movies than listen to new music. Neflix is just one of best things ever invented.)

Interesting articles and videos
29 Memes You Should Send To Your Coworker Right Now // 20 Cheat Sheets For When You’re Trying To Eat A Little Healthier // 21 Jokes Only People Who Hate People Will Truly Appreciate // 25+ Epic Tweets By Women That Made The Whole Internet Laugh Out Loud

My March posts
Goodbye February 2018 // Photography: Barcelona // When I Match On Tinder #2

My March Instagrams

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When I Match On Tinder #2

I honestly don’t know why I still have Tinder installed on my phone, since nothing good ever came out of it. However, I do think it’s a great source of entertainment, so I’m keeping it, although I expect nothing of it. I especially love seeing guys on there, whom I know in real life. You can bet that I take screenshots and send them to my friends. I mean, who wouldn’t?! I also absolutely love judging pictures – how dare you have pictures of you and your girlfriend on Tinder, you scumbags? – and I’m still a superficial brat.

My friends give me a hard time for it, but when I give them my phone to see for themselves who is out on the market, they always realize that they’re not better than me. And don’t even try to tell me that you would just hit on somebody in real life that you’re zero attracted to. Nice try, it doesn’t work like that. And I don’t care about guys swiping left on me either, because I can’t expect to be everyone’s type. Even though I’m freaking fabulous, but still.

So like three times a year, I match with someone – yeah, that’s how superficial I am – and honestly, what is wrong with these guys? Boys, if you’re on Tinder not just for a hookup, and even if you are, at least try to be someone a girl doesn’t lose interest in within two seconds. I mean, what ever happened to a simple hello?! You don’t need a stupid pick-up line, just be normal cause it will go a much longer way. We’re not teenagers anymore so don’t act like one and make an effort. In general, male or female, make an effort, be polite and stop putting up a show – it’s boring af.

Currently, I have four matches on Tinder. One of them is the guy that I wrote about a while ago, with whom I texted for quite a bit and then I don’t know what happened. Living in two different countries at the time wasn’t ideal and I don’t have his new number, but the match is still there, but doesn’t really count. There is another guy I’m chatting with but that doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I mean, he opened with hello but then made fun of my name like a 10-year old. (You must know that my real name tends to be made fun of in Germany but it’s so 2001.) So, I let him know and surprisingly, he didn’t unmatch me for not laughing at his pathetic joke. Whatever. The other two matches are just sitting there with nothing happening.

So, that’s the update on that. I do want to tell you about a match I had last week though, just to show you what singles have to deal with. Seriously, people are not allowed to tell me that it can’t be that hard to find a man or that I’m just too complicated cause that’s just wrong and I’m having none of it.

Blah blah

*swipes left so many times that there is actually no point*

Oh, super cute guy.

Damnit, he only has one picture.

I don’t trust that.

But it looks like one he could’ve actually taken.

Ok, stop being paranoid.

His profile basically says he’s looking for the love of his life.

Does one really look for that on Tinder?

Maybe he’s not serious.

I’m never getting married.

Stop overthinking.

*swipes right*

And we matched.

I used to get so excited.

Now, I barely care.

Ohhh, a message.

Nice, started with a simple hello and complimented my pictures and my travels.

Every guy who doesn’t use a cheesy line get’s a chance.

Ok, normal chatter.

Blah blah, blah blah…

He’s looking for a girl that’s open, nice, sometimes girly, sometimes boring.

Ummm, ok.

Should accept him as he is.

*Asks: “And how are you?”*

“Just a normal guy. Nothing special.”

WOW.

If that doesn’t make a girl want you then what does?!

I’m already over it.

I’m bored.

But I’m trying not to be a bitch.

So more blah blah…

“Well, let me be direct. Ideally, I’m looking for an open-minded girl who is interested in BDSM.”

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME????

Boy, bye.

Is this a prank?

Maybe it’s someone I know and they’re pranking me.

Stop being paranoid.

Why does he suddenly live only 3 kilometers away from me?

Stop being paranoid.

Chill.

Sorry, I’m not into that.

He’s weird.

Not for being into BDSM, but for the way he sells himself.

There were NO signs.

Well, goodbye handsome.

I won’t let you tie me up and stuff.

I’m still not convinced that this is real.

I need to tell someone.

Oh Tinder….

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