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Put Me On A Plane Fly Me To Anywhere [Jul. 6th, 2009|10:19 pm]
Its been so long I don't even know where to begin nor am I going to try.

Last month was such a whirlwind! I can't even remember half the stuff that went on. Good news though! I made my time for the month!!!! More like over my time. I couldn't believe it! It just shows that when you stick to your schedule and discipline yourself you'll make what you want happen. Hopefully, the same will work out for me this month.

I had my District Convention last month. It had to of been the best convention I have ever attended! So, many good experiences and Symposiums that really made you think and really showed the reality of where this world is and where it is heading. Scary, but true.

I took on some extra hours at work to help with my bills. Unfortunetly, I will not be going to Seldom Work Territory. I wanted to go so bad, but the money just wasn't there. Next year definitely! And I'm going on my road trip next year too. Seattle and San Diego here I come!
I wish I will stop dreaming of living on the West Coast so much because deep down inside I feel like that's all it is a dream. But, I'm determined to make it a reality. I don't know how long I can take living in New Jersey. Philadelphia is out. New York is WAY too expensive. Chicago has way to much crime. The west coast seems like a winner. Plus, I just want to see what it's like over there. I might love it or absolutely hate it.

Danielle and Julie are away. Danielle is away at Pioneer School being taught to be a true pioneer and Julie is away living it up in Germany for the International Convention. I'm extremely happy for both of them. I'm also going to miss them because they'll be gone for 2 weeks!

I won a contest! To be Therefore I Am's street teamer for the day of Warped Tour. July 17th! Can't wait! I met some of them before and they were really sweet. So, I'm hoping Warped Tour doesn't disappoint this year. And that I have fun with the guys in TIA.
Bayside, Thrice, Dear and the Headlights, A Day To Remember...and some more that I can't think of at the moment. But, those are the must see of the day.

Well, thats it guys, I will try my hardest to keep everything updated as much as possible.
Good night!
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Going Forward To the Atlantic Blue [May. 29th, 2009|11:58 pm]
[Current Music |Owl City]

So much on my mind. I feel its just me coming to grips of how life has been and how it is going to be for a while.

I don't know if a lot of people know, cause I've been pretty hush hush about getting a new car!! Yes, I finally got a car over two weeks ago now and I love it! It's a 2005 Toyota Corolla. It's black with a light gray interior. It's a beautiful car and drives beautifully! I still can't believe I got such a nice car, every time I get into it I have this feeling I have to give it back! So, crazy how my mind is. But, I was so use to the piece of crap I had earlier this year that I just never knew I could afford payments for a actually nice car. I love it. I named him Ace of Spades. Ace for short. I named my last car Maxamillion. I miss certain things about Max but after having Ace I don't really miss him anymore. Max will always be my first though <3

Speaking of payments, ugh. Not like I can't necessarily afford the payments its just like I had to adjust the way I pay for things and stuff. Trying to prioritize certain bills and setting things up where I can make ends meet. My wallet is not going to be full. I will be paying this car payment for the next 4 years. No complaints, just hoping I can get by with working part-time and pioneering. I just hope I will be able to make it. I can barely keep a savings cause I always find myself going back into it because I need money for gas or food. I really need to put myself on a serious budget. I don't know what to eliminate or what not to eliminate. Or, what I should downsize on and what is necessary. It's a lot.

On top of all of this I am moving to the den. Me and Aaron agreed to switch bedrooms. I bought a really nice down comforter from Target on clearance and new nice fitted sheets. Just to start. I have to buy paint. I want to paint my room this like burnt orange color. With the accent colors of cocoa and white. I think it'll come out really nice! I will take before and after pictures and take pictures. I always say I'll take pictures and never do but I will try my hardest to remember.

I want my hair long so bad! Sometimes I love my hair short but its going through a weird growing out stage and I just want my hair long so much right now! Ugh. Oh, well.

Well, I'm off to bed. I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow. Early run to the credit union, race to work. After work go out in field service and come home and start moving stuff to my new room!

<3 Nina
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You Got Files On Me [May. 25th, 2009|08:22 am]
[Current Music |Minus The Bear]

Where to begin.
Well, at this moment I am sick. It's a head cold nothing too serious but at the same time I have been pushing my body to the limit the past couple of weeks and ultimately I just basically laid in bed barely being able to move a muscle yesterday. I feel a lot better today cause I kept drinking orange juice and water, which helped a lot.

Monday I got my hair cut(again). But, this time I'm growing it out and Francine chopped a lot off! I was actually shocked when she was done. But, hey, it looked good and she had to match the length up with the longer pieces in the front. That night I raced to see Star Trek(again) in Delaware with friends. I'm pretty good at following directions but for some reason I got turned around. It was annoying but regardless I found my way there. I can tell you right now that I will most likely be seeing Star Trek again! I'm trying so hard to hold off till it comes out on DVD but, its hard.

Tuesday, went to see The Secret Handshake and The Great American Soundtrack at The Trocadero Balcony. Randomly bumped into Angel and Janelle before I hit the doors. Hugged them like I haven't seen them in over 10 years. Talked to them a bit as Julie and Danielle ran upstairs to see the band. Had a great time. I was so tired that night though. All I wanted to do was sit and enjoy the bands but there were no seats around so I had no choice but to stand. To be totally honest I only truly enjoyed 3 bands. The Great American Soundtrack, The Dangerous Summer and The Secret Handshake. The other two...ugh. I saw The Morning Of... before and I thought there were okay but I wasn't about to jump up and buy their cd. I feel so bad I can't even remember the other bands name. So, what does that say about them? I like how Simon Cowell always put it "You were unforgettable".
Over all I had a great time. I just wish I wasn't so tired that night. I would have enjoyed myself more if I wasn't.

Oh! Before I forget. I picked up The Great American Soundtrack's new cd. And its really good! I highly recommend it! So, I really want you guys to check them out:

I will be posting this along with my other banners in my userinfo as well.

I just realized what time it was and need to get ready for field service! I have way more to say but I think ending on TGAS is a good way to stop! Let me know what you guys think of them. Love you all!
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Head in Hands, I Find That I've Been Fighting the Words [May. 21st, 2009|09:58 pm]
[Current Music |Valencia]

What's in a name? In my opinion it can mean a lot. I mean really think about it. You are your name for the rest of your life. Unless, like me your a girl and your last name is changed. But, seriously people are calling you this FOREVER. Unless you have some serious personality makeover and decide to completely change it. Or your going by an alter ego. Or you're running from the police or a serious abusive relationship and change your identity. Usually this doesn't happen often. People get made fun of because of their name. Make jokes out of it cause it rhymes with another word or just sounds funny. That's fun sometimes. Sometimes your name has a great ring to it and people just love saying your name a certain way or ways. Names are funny. Your parents named you a certain name cause of the meaning. Does your name have a special meaning to your parents, culture or did they name you after where you were conceived? Some people have what I like to call "hand me down" names. I for one have one and it can get a bit irritating. Cause almost everyone on my mothers side have the middle name Marie and my mother is saying I have no choice but to give my future daughter that middle name. I beg to differ, I personally want to break that mold.(will see how I feel in the future). Names are very interesting. To me anyway, everyone always has a history behind their name. That's what I find so intriguing about them.
My name is Nina Marie Malone. My mother got my first name off of a soap opera! I find that hilarious. My middle name is the annoying "hand me down" name. And I love my last name Malone. Not many people have that last name and I always get so excited when I meet someone with it. I love how people mistaken my last name for Maloney or spell it wrong and spell it with two L's instead of one. But, the most irritating thing about my last name is the horrendous jokes that go along with it. "Maloney Baloney".....ughhhhhhhh. Pet peeve right there. But, I have to say I love it when people shout out my last name. I love the ring it has. I love my last name. That's why I think when I get married I'll miss my last name the most. I'm proudly sport it till then.

What about you? What is the story behind your name? What about titles?? Now that's a whole 'nother story.
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OMG [May. 15th, 2009|09:30 am]
Last night me, Danielle and Sydney all went to The Note in West Chester, PA to see The Audition. Me and Danielle absolutely love The Audition and couldn't be more excited! I have been waiting for that night for too long and the fact that the previous day was extremely stressful and emotional, really made me just ecstatic to go to the show.
But, there were lot of craziness going on before and after the show. Well, first of all I just want to say before I go on and describe the ridiculousness of the night. I love The Note! LOVE it! It's almost perfect, just almost though. I love the the way its set up, the look and feel of the place. It easily became one of my favorite venues.
Anyway, well, Danielle had a bit of a surprise before we entered the doors. That's all I'm going to say on that. It was fine, I thought it was a nice surprise but, she begs to differ.
Just a little rant-Please don't read till afterwardsCollapse )

Okay, so after that The Scenic played they were actually really good. I enjoyed them a lot.
Then after that...this is just insane. There is a certain point where you're not allowed to bring drinks past the bar area. So, this guy had his hands full of drinks and was going into the pit and he got stopped by the security guy so we were sitting at the front table. There was an empty space next to me and he asked if he could leave his drinks there so he could get his buddies and they can all get their drinks. I said yeah no problem. Not thinking that all like 5 of them were going to hang out at our table!! I was a bit perturbed at first. Then they started talking to me randomly. The first guy asked what bands were playing. I told him. Then he asked what kind of music it was. Then I started to explain(in the mean time one of his friends comes up behind me and asked if I could believe his friends bull****). That was weird. And I just honestly didn't know what to do so, they kept caring conversations and the more they talked to weirder the conversations got! They asked me about my phone and asked if I liked it. And the tall guy with glasses(who was the creepiest one)said my picture was the boriest picture and asked if I was an architect(random). And I said no. So, he starts to talk about how he meets a lot of lesbian architects! It was insane! I couldn't stop but have this nervous laugh cause if I wasn't talking about to them they were talking amongst themselves and talking about really random stuff. It was ridiculous. So, The Goodnight Anthem came on and they left me alone, even though I can kinda feel them staring at me.
The Goodnight Anthem was awesome! I forgot how good they actually are live. They did a great job.
So, straight after their set Danielle asked me to get her another drink which I readily agreed to cause by this time I was really starting to feel uncomfortable. I get back and I believe I totally was ignoring them by this point and the one guy cheered me on(really weird). And so, this is the kicker, never in my life has this ever happened to me. The tall one with the glasses is like "Hey, Nina. I'm actually a porno director. Like on the web." At first I honestly didn't believe him I thought he was pulling my leg. So I said "No, your not" And he just nodded his head yes. and I'm like "No way, are you serious??!" and he nodded his head yes and at that moment I could tell he was being dead serious!!! I don't know what type of face I made after that but I'm sure it was priceless! Cause I looked down from my seat and JD and some other guy were laughing at me(at least they were looking my way). I never felt more uncomfortable in my life! I just completely ignored them after that. They got the memo and left.
I would have never thought that something so innocent would turn out to be that. Danielle's text message was classic. UGH. Only be I swear.

After all of that The Audition played. They were just as good as when I first saw them! I love them, I really do. Danced my heart out, which I don't do often at shows anymore. Got to meet Danny and Seth. They are really cool.

Afterwards I lost my phone. Found it in the street. Wet.

And we went to the diner ate and went home. I'm trying so hard to remember everything from that night. It was so jam packed with random stuff that I just couldn't keep up after a while.
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Dork Post: Trekkie [May. 11th, 2009|11:02 am]

You do not understand how hard it is for me not to do some SERIOUS spoilers for this movie! Mostly all of my friends haven't seen it yet. I have remember watching Star Trek from when I was a little girl! Thank god my parents are Trekkies! Star Wars never sufficed for them. But, Star Trek has been playing in my home for years now. We even watched the New Generation as a family. So, we were all extremely excited to see this movie. It was a family affair me my mom, my brother Aaron and my sister Haley. The others were out doing their own thing. I came out of that movie theater beaming! Me and my mother never got along so well. Star Trek brought my family back together. lol....I'm totally kidding. But, all I can say that ITS AMAZING! The story, the characters the plot. It totally captivated me! Great movie guys!

BUT! I do want to introduce you all to some of the actors:

Chris Pine Plays Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Gorgeous nonetheless.

Zachary Quinto Plays Spock! Leonard Nimoy had some serious sex appeal in the original Star Trek. But, Zachary is a very nice version of a new Spock....very, very nice.

And low and behold my all time favorite:

Karl Urban Plays Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy. Love, love, love, love, love, love HIM! I absolutely adored his character!
(In the background:L-R; Simon Pegg-Scotty and John Cho-Hikaru Sulu they are very cool too!)
There are many many more that are noteworthy as well. These three are just my favorite out of the bunch. Can't wait to see it in IMAX Saturday and hope everyone enjoyed or enjoys it as much as I did. If you have seen it please feel free to leave a comment of what you thought of it.
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Run For the Door and Never Look Back [May. 6th, 2009|01:18 pm]
[Current Music |Lydia]

I need a break. I've exhausted myself over the most stupidest thing in the world. Maybe I did over analyze everything. Maybe I didn't. All I know is that I had a great time at The Status show. I wanted to hang out a little bit afterwards but I was so exhausted from earlier in the day and I didn't eat anything since early afternoon so I had to leave and rejuvenate myself.
There were a good 20 people max at the show. Had a great time, met the guys who are all extremely nice. And got myself a really cool dinosaur "The Status" shirt and called it a day.

That night showed how awkward and corney I actually am. Ugh, I guess that's me. I'll try to fix it but I'm not sure how successful I'll be.

I was just talking to my mom about going to school in September for Accouting. My first love is writing but I don't think I can find a decent job that will support Regular Pioneering and work part-time on top of that. And if I was to write I would want to write for the music business. Angel said I should go to school to be a tour manager but that is most definitely not going to support pioneering at all. I would love it though. I have to be realistic with my circumstances.
I like numbers so accounting it is.

I really need to get myself back to what I use to be. I use to study for my meetings on a regular basis. I commented at every meeting. I kept my room clean and spotless at one point. I was more than happy to help others and be out in service. But, now I'm just a bum. All I want to do is stay inside and go on the internet(which gets so boring after a while). Television sucks. Movies can only keep me occupied for so long. I need a hobby or something. I need to do something productive cause this sitting around feeling sorry for myself isn't working anymore. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of myself and how I allowed myself to get like this. Starting this week that is changing. I think I'm going to go a a bit of a hiatis from the internet a bit. I need this break. Maybe I can reevaluate what I want to do and pick up a hobby or something. Read a book. Get back to studying for the meetings and preparing for the ministry. Also going back to keeping my room clean. Maybe I'll redecorate it for once!

So this is goodbye for a little bit. Thanks for reading and the comments! I always appreciate it!

<3 Nina
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Mother Make Me Gold Again [May. 3rd, 2009|08:50 pm]
[Current Music |Dear and the Headlights]

Really strange things have been happening in the past couple of days.

I honestly don't want to go into full detail cause it will take a good hour to write. I just noticed (and I know its not all in my head) that someone likes me. I know, I can tell. I never met this guy before and I...ugh, I don't know, he seems like a really nice guy! And I'm not making this post to bash anyone or make up something that isn't true(that is what wikipedia is for, lol). I'm kidding but I'm trying to make this not so serious. Well, needless to say I was quite shocked. Flattered at the same time but still I NEVER MET HIM BEFORE! I guess you really don't need to? Everyone I ever seriously liked I met first hand. But, I don't know maybe things don't work that way sometimes.
Anyway, I asked someone else what I should know about them. Not trying to find any dirt just out of curiosity and that is what I usually do if I find out someone is interested in me. I honestly don't feel there is anything wrong with that. And they say "He's a great American"......SERIOUSLY! I feel like he totally was laughing at me and not taking the question seriously at all. Maybe he was just playing around with me or didn't want to give any info out about the person but still, I just was so irritated. It was sooo vague. There are a lot of people who are considered "great Americans" and are complete jerks.

Then on the other hand I feel like a fool for asking the question and sort of embarrassed. I'm just so confused now. I don't know how I'm feeling anymore. Its a mixture of irritation, embarrassment and confusion. At the moment, I feel stupid.
I know girls take things that guys say or do and read into it too much. And we do, I will be the first one to say that we do cause I definitely know that I do. But, I don't think I'm reading into it too much. I don't. All I want is a legit answer.

Anyway. I have a year plan. I am soooo close to getting rid of debt that I'm just jumping for joy at the moment! I never ever knew it would be so easy. What is not easy is that I don't have a car at the moment. So, I'm hoping this month that will happen. I feel that this past month has been preparing me for Seattle and I don't know if I like it very much! I'm trying to stay positive about my move but I'm like "I can't take the rain!!!" Maybe when I visit I will feel differently.

Bamboozle didn't happen! Again. For the third year in a row!!!!
I cried, I couldn't even believe it. I was going to go with Danielle and her dad decides to say no at the last minute. I mean like the day before. But, I didn't hear an actual no until I logged on to twitter. I woke up all happy and excited Friday and saw Danielle's tweet and basically freaked out! I'm sorry! That was wrong of me!
Also, I really need to get my head back into preparing better for the meetings and service. I just feel like I'm going nowhere. Wednesday, I woke up aching from head to toe and could barely get out of bed. Stayed home from service to rejuvinate myself. I'm still aching. I don't know whats going on with me. I know one thing, I have been drinking wayyyy too much coffee. I literally get the shakes if I don't have a second cup in the afternoon. It's bad. Really bad. I just can't stop. Plus, I been very anxious lately which hasn't been helping with my cravings.

So, thats what has going on through this crazy brian of mine. This became way more longer than expected.

<3 Nina
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I Stole Your Soul, You Said I'll Never Be Able [Apr. 28th, 2009|11:16 pm]
[Current Music |Lydia]

I just thought I take this time to write about the different bands that made the biggest impact on me in my life. I listen to a lot of bands(and I mean A LOT). But, not every band effects you in a big way. So I was sitting at the computer thinking of five bands that truly have a special spot and that I defend to the death!

5. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Don't laugh!
Not only did I play 'Don't You Fake It' to the point where I couldn't even play it anymore without it skipping and then eventually the last half of the album completely stopped working all together.
It had to of been the most amazing album I ever heard! Every song flowed so well througout the whole album and the songs were so epic and just made you want to belt your voice out to the world. Plus, they made me happy. I was completely obsessed with them that it was quite ridiculous. So, the day Aug 3, 2007, Warped Tour at 7PM RJA stepped onto the Hurley Stage with their obvious fresh flat ironed hair, blowing in the wind getting ready to perform was the best night of my life! If I could have died right then and there with the biggest smile I could possibly hold, I would have died a happy girl.

4. Jimmy Eat World

I have yet to see this wonderful band live! I cannot even explain how much I'm in love with JEW. I have been listening to them for years now and its just I wish music was made like them more. There is true emotion in the music and not to mention I'm in love with Jim Adkins voice as well. I can just go on and on and on about JEW so I think I'll stop cause I have wayyy to much to say! All I can say is that Bleed American is precious. Enough said.

3. Minus The Bear

No band has ever(besides #1 and #2) made my heart skip two beats. Literally! Minus The Bear, oh my god, when I first heard them I just immediately feel in love with them instrumentally. The instrumental value of MTS is rich! These guys are serious and extremely talented. Plus, they are from Seatlle, WA! *jealous* Thanks to "Pachua Sunrise" my fandom only escalated! That is such a beautiful song, and puts me in a good mood and has to be one of the best singles in the world!(My world)I have got to make it a priority to see them live very soon.

2. Bayside

The thing that irritates me about Bayside is that I haven't started to listen to them when I first heard about them three years ago! But, I am so extremely happy that I am now! Their lyrics are so real, powerful and relatable it's weird. They went through so much and are obviously a hardworking band that I automatically want to support them. To this day I still don't understand why Bayside isn't bigger than they are now. It's just mind boggling to me. They are such an amazing band, they hit every emotion just right and I had the privilige to see them three times! Excellent live and when I saw them the first time live at the Trocadero, I could have easily cried. Cause 1. I love them that much and 2. THEY WERE SO GOOD! I'm hoping those aren't the only times i get to see them.

1. The Killers

All time favorite band, forever. My music taste may change frequently and I may like a band today and hate them in a week, but my love for this band will never falter. Yes, Brandon Flowers irritate the crap out of me with his jealous stabs at various artists. But, darn! I can't deny his great singing voice and lyrical ability. He will always be the Brandon that loves coke and twinkies. I know way too much about this band that it is sad. I know them more about them than I know about myself. Pathetic.
Ronnie Vanucchi will always have the best humor. Mark will always ooze "I'm cool". And Dave will always be the guy you don't want to hear giving an interview, he ate CHIPS during an interview and you heard the bag of chips more than you heard him! It was so rude! Anyway!
'Hot Fuss' .......god how I love that album! That album has helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. Not only that, it is such a well thought out cd.
Their B-Sides are even better than some songs on their albums, no lie!
Yeah, I haven't seen them live either :(
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