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Update – BIG NEWS!

Hi everyone.

I want to apologize for my silence these past months. Life can get pretty crazy and in the way sometimes, especially college. Happy 2014, by the way! Just to bring you all up to speed: I am still with my boyfriend Ben. We just celebrated our two and a half year anniversary this past Wednesday. Things are still going strong and better than ever. :)

I love my Public Relations major at SUNY Plattsburgh, but I do have to stay an extra semester now because I changed my major a little bit too late. So now I will be graduating December 2015 instead of May 2015. No big deal. The way I see it, I get to be around my friends longer.

June 2nd I start my first real paid internship at Harvest Technologies in their marketing department. I’m so excited to be spending the whole summer in Plymouth, Massachusetts (maybe by the end of the summer I’ll finally be able to spell the state correctly without spell check). Three others around my age and I will be the only interns in the whole company; can you believe it? I already met one through social media. She’s working in the marketing department with me and seems really nice. I wonder if the other two will as well? I wonder if they’re also girls?

Anyway, I will be spending my whole summer, starting next weekend, in MA (I’m cheating by abbreviating, I know) in a bed and breakfast. So I plan on making multiple journal posts here weekly about the many different kinds of families that I will get to witness living in a B&B for three months. Also, a travel category of posts will be popping up here about the many places I will visit; mostly beaches, local eateries, and a few movies here and there I will see in theaters. If you don’t already know it, you’ll know it within the next month that I’m a huge foodie! So be on the look out for some food, movie, and beach reviews.

Don’t worry, there’ll probably be a few poetry posts thrown into the mix every now and then as well. I’ll give you a warning now, they’ll probably be about how much I’m going to miss Ben. But hey, maybe I’ll surprise the both of us and write about something unexpected.

Are you as excited as I am that I’ll be posting more on here? I hope so!

To give you something to look forward to, I will be attending the If/Then Broadway musical tomorrow with my parents. So I’ll be writing a review for that soon. It has to be somewhat good, I mean Idina Menzel is starring in it! If it isn’t good, at least it’ll be amazing to hear her sing live in person! So that’s exciting.

Well, have a great memorial weekend everyone. See you all soon! Much love,

Jen

Happy Birthday!

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Happy 20th birthday to me and happy 3rd birthday to Fairytales! :)

I can’t believe I’m not a teenager anymore. It’s such a surreal feeling. And I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for three years now. So crazy! I want to thank everyone who’s supported me in my writing and blogging for these past three years. And don’t worry, I’ll always write more. This blog will be around when I’m married with children and then it might add wedding and food genres to my category posts. Who knows?

I hope you all have a great day, and happy writing! :)

Giving Into Pleasure

This piece of fiction I wrote for my final in my Intro. to Writing Fiction course. I hope you all enjoy. Just a warning, there is some explicit and sexual content involved. Jennifer Gioia (c) 2012 Continue reading Giving Into Pleasure

Happy Birthday! (Two Of Them!)

First of all I’d like to wish my blog, Fairytales, a happy second birthday! It’s a little delayed I know. It was September 2nd. Either way, Happy Birthday to Fairytales!

Also, today is my nineteenth birthday! (: I don’t feel any different than I did yesterday when I was eighteen, but I guess you never really do feel older on your birthday unless your back suddenly starts hurting and you wake up three inches shorter. Which will probably happen to me. The women in my family are known to shrink as they get older. Great. So my already short 5’2″ figure will get even smaller as I get older.

My boyfriend, Ben, is taking me out for dinner tonight. Even though it’s already seven pm. We’re having a late dinner considering we had classes all day. We’re going to go to a Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar. I’m excited for delicious food! :)

Hope you all have a great night. I know I will! :)

Things That Comfort Me & Other Things

  1. Chocolate
  2. Chocolate ice cream
  3. Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked
  4. Chocolate covered strawberries
  5. Strawberries
  6. Raw cookie dough
  7. Brownies
  8. Starbucks iced carmel latte with whipped cream
  9. Mashed potatoes
  10. Cozy blankets
  11. My teddy bear, DJ
  12. A crackling fire (either in a fireplace or a fire pit)
  13. A good romantic film/novel that makes you cry (everyone needs a good cry here and there)
  14. A good laughing fest
  15. Hugs
  16. Cuddling
  17. Kisses
  18. Laying in Your arms
  19. Floating in the sea
  20. Making shapes of the clouds
  21. Watching the night sky
  22. Gazing at the moon (especially when its full)
  23. Somber music
  24. The smell of old books
  25. The feeling of sand snaking it’s way through your toes
  26. Freshly cut grass
  27. Laying in the sun on a breezy day
  28. Daisies
  29. Finishing reading/writing a story

As you can tell, a lot of the things that comfort me are nature and food. But what do you expect? They both can be quite beautiful. The reason why I made this list was for the benefit of myself and the people I know. However, writing this did comfort me, so that should be number 30. I guess making lists comfort me because I feel organized and not overwhelmed, which induces relaxation. Now I’m just rambling on crap.

Just a heads up: I doubt I will posting as much as I have in the past because I just started my fall semester of my sophomore year. Exciting! The two classes I’m most excited about is English 209 (Intro to Writing Fiction) and Journalism 110 (Intro to Journalism). So I’ve definitely thought about my career choice and becoming an editor or publisher seems more logical than a professional author. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up my dream. I just probably won’t publish my first novel until I am a mother. But to be honest, I’m alright with that, because do you know hard it is to publish a novel? Just having one novel will be a big enough accomplishment on it’s own. So whoopdeedoo for future me.

Hope you all have enjoyed you summer. It’s almost September. Which means that it’s almost my 19th birthday! (: YAY! I hope the sun comes shining through the dreary clouds that surround my campus…

My Trip to Boston

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It was five thirty in the morning when I woke up. Ben turns over next to me and says that we need to get out of bed. I mumbled into my pillow and closed my eyes again. Five forty-five, I finally stumble out of bed and throw clothes on. I run to the bathroom down the hall and put on my face and contacts. I get back to the room and see that Ben’s still in his pajamas. As he’s getting dressed, I put my stuff together. My school work, sweatpants, and hoodie in my book bag, as well as two umbrellas. The weather channel said it was supposed to rain. I make sure my bus ticket is in my purse as I put my scarf on. Ben puts his coat on and we leave.

We make it to the bus at six fifteen in the morning. I haven’t been up this early in, it seems forever. We sit next to our friends and sign in with two girls that were a part of the trip. The bus starts to slowly roll away from campus and the picks up speed on the highway. I look forward to a four hour ride from Plattsburgh, NY to Boston, MA. Half the ride I spend sleeping, the other half I spend killing the battery on my iPod, listening to music and playing video games. It’s not until four hours have gone and we stop at a rest stop, that we realize the bus driver has taken the long way. So instead of four hours on the bus, it’s around five and half/six hours long.

We finally arrive at Boston around one in the afternoon. The girls behind the trip tell us to be back here at a quarter to ten. We decide to walk around the market square and check out the stores. American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, and H&M are just some of the stores we went to. We also went to a bunch of small shops that sold records, books, hats, fishing gear, and military clothing. We stopped at Starbucks and I got my delicious latte then a 7Eleven for the guys to buy their slurpees.

We stop at this restaurant called Dick’s Last Resort. It’s known for their service to be “dicks”. The waiter was supposedly funny rude to us all. Each of us got a paper hat that they wrote mean things on. Mine said, “I’m just like every other soulless ginger, just fun size!” I ordered a half rack of ribs. Just going to say, delicious. The fries were the perfect amount of crispiness. YUM.

After lunch, we walked through the city, looking for Prudential Center. Let me just say, this mall is one the of the most fancy malls I’ve ever been to. As well as on of the most expensive. We ate Ben and Jerry’s ice cream at the food court, as well as dinner. Best quesadilla I had in a long time.

I bought a pair of shorts at American Eagle and two books at Barnes and Noble, “Bittersweet” by Sarah Ockler and “Suite Scarlett” by Maureen Johnson. I can’t wait to read them! They are definitely being added to my Novel List.

After the mall, we walked back to the general area where the bus would be. It was only eight at night. We decided to stop by the bay. It was beautiful. The sailboats looked like so much fun.

On the bus ride back home, I slept through it all. I guess I didn’t need to bring my notebooks to do work. I slept both ways on the bus instead. Let me just say that Boston is nothing compared to New York City, however, it’s one of the cleanest cities I’ve ever been too. What I did like was how the air didn’t taste like pollution like NYC does. The sky was so clear at night, I was able to see stars. Who can do that? See stars in a city? I loved it. I also loved the architecture, it was so beautiful and old.

Ben and I are definitely coming back next year. :)

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