I’ve had two main goals since graduating from college: get a job in radio broadcasting and find a long term volunteer opportunity. Well, I found a great job working here at QMIX, so onward to my next goal, to find a volunteer organization that I really cared about. I was drawn to Big Brothers Big Sisters because I’ve been lucky enough to have a handful of mentors and I wanted to pay it forward and be that person for someone too.
I’ll be honest, the day I found out that I was going to be a Big was more exciting than the day I got the job here. (Don’t tell my boss!) I’ve only been a Big since November, but I can say that it has been such an interesting experience! I use the word ‘interesting’ because I didn’t expect to learn so much. I also wasn’t prepared for how simple it would be. I filled out my application to be a Big with angst because I was excited to get started, but overwhelmed at the thought of not having enough time. Or not knowing what to do when my Little and I were together. Being a Big has certainly been equal parts easy and rewarding because of all the support I receive from the BBBSCI staff.
Lakya is 12 years old, and just like I was at that age, she is shy and soft spoken at first, but incredibly goofy and creative once she’s comfortable. We enjoy doing anything that involves being creative: movies, art, music, theater, and playing our favorite game, “Would You Rather?” For example, “Would You Rather have a bowl of spiders dumped on your head or sleep in a bed of snakes?” Good luck choosing, because both of those are horrifying!
I am so grateful to be a part of BBBSCI and I cannot wait to see my Little grow into a super confident and creative woman!
Live in Johnson County and interested in becoming a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana? Go here! BeBigForKids.org
See you all at Bowl for Kids’ Sake on March 7th!
ABC reported tons of titles leaving Netflix. Some as soon as March 1st!
Leaving March 1
3 Ninjas Kick Back – 1994
Cool Runnings – 1993
Dumb and Dumber – 1994
Lords of Dogtown – 2005
Pretty in Pink – 1986
Rachel is Getting Married – 2008
Seven – 1995
Air Bud – 1997
Anaconda – 1997
Arachnophobia – 1990
Brokedown Palace – 1999
Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams – 1981
Desperado – 1995
Emma – 1996
Fireproof – 2008
Fright Night – 1985
Girlfight – 2000
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – 1989
Jackass: Number Two – 2006
Old Yeller – 1957
Ordinary People – 1980
Out of Time – 2003
Riding in Cars with Boys – 2001
Robin Hood: Men in Tights – 1993
RoboCop 2 – 1990
RoboCop 3 – 1993
Saving Silverman – 2001
Swiss Family Robinson – 1960
The Baby Sitters Club – 1995
The Blair Witch Project – 1999
The Graduate – 1967
The Possession – 2012
The Sweetest Thing – 2002
Troop Beverly Hills – 1989
Leaving March 2
Uptown Girls – 2003
Leaving March 3
The Preacher’s Wife – 1996
Leaving March 5
The Muppet Movie – 1979
Leaving March 11
Flubber – 1997
Leaving March 12
The Grey – 2012
Leaving March 15
House on Haunted Hill – 1959
Muppet Treasure Island – 1996
Leaving March 16
The Tale of Despereaux – 2008
Leaving March 22
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion – 1997
Leaving March 30 - Seasons in parentheses
CN’s Adventure Time (season 1-4) and Dexter’s Lab (3-4)
Children’s Hospital (1-2)
Ben 10 (1-3)
Cow and Chicken (2)
Dude, What Would Happen? (2)
Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy (3-4)
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (2)
Johnny Bravo (2)
Regular Show (1-4)
Robot Chicken (1-2)
Samurai Jack (2)
The Grim Adeventures of Billy & Mandy (3-4)
Leaving March 31
Legends of the Fall – 1994
(Any excuse to use a Moulin Rouge gif…)
There were a handful of really emotional moments at the 87th Academy Awards last night. I, like many other viewers watching at home got choked up when Common and John Legend performed their Oscar-winning song “Glory”. After I got myself together (and gave myself a high five for choosing to be a slob all day and not put on make up), I compiled this list.
Here are the Top 3 Criers at the Oscars:
#3 Chris Pine. You have mastered that one glistening tear thing. I bet the camera guy who caught that got a raise.
#2 Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews. Come on. If Julie Andrews gave you a hug, you’d cry too. LOVED that performance!
#1 Me. Every time Benedict Cumberbatch was on screen with his soon to be wife. Sighhhhhhh.
Okay, but seriously. How incredibly cute are they?!
What were some of your fave moments from the Oscars?
….with the Sound of Gaga.
And it was a few of my favorite things that have ever happened.
Seriously. That made me happier than Eddie Redmayne winning his Oscar happy.
Gaga. Killed. It.
Julie Andrews approved.
So Does Wes Anderson.
Happy Friday! Enjoy!
Yes, I know. The GRAMMYs were 2 days ago. BUT I wanted to send a friendly reminder to you that there were some shining stars at the award show that did not get to take home an official GRAMMY Award and I think they more than deserve to.
Here are the Top 3 Honorary GRAMMY Awards that I would like to give out:
#3 The award for worst person on the planet based on multiple incidents of extreme terribleness goes to….
#2 The award for hero of mine that KILLED it and showed off some wonderfully artistic expressions goes to…
#1 The award for most majestic ponytail ever goes to…
What other Honorary GRAMMY Awards would YOU give out?
We expected the wonderful little dancer, Maddie Zeigler, to be attached at Sia’s hip, but I did NOT see this guest dancer appearance coming!