Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Britteny Alphabet

Ambition: To say I made it. As a dancer, as an artist.... as an individual it all means something different. For me its about looking back at what I did when I'm older, when my first child begins searching for colleges deciding what they want to study, what they want to spend the rest of their life doing and I will be able to guide them knowing that I made the right choice by following my dreams and not settling.

Bad Habit: I'm a picker. I cant even put into words how bad I hate that I do it and every time I try to give it up I do well when I think about it.. but then something happens like I'm stuck at a long red light and I see a bug bite or something on my arm and I pick. Maybe one day I will be able to actually stop fully.

City: I was born in Dorchester, raised in Brockton.I am a Boston girl through and through.. I love everything about where I am from, the skyline from blue hills, the short ride to the beach, Sully's onion rings after walking the sugar bowl, performing in festivals, being a 20 minute drive to some of the best teachers in mass. I will tell you though I would like a little bit of a change. I long for the possibilities of what my life could be if I got the chance to live my dreams of performing on Broadway, being able to wake up on any given morning and take a quick ride on the train to any audition at Chelsey studios. I want it, but I know how much my heart would hurt for my city and I don't know if I could stay away long enough to really make something of myself out there.

Drink: Water, Marylou's Coffee, any and all iced teas, and when I go out I'm pretty sure you'll find me with a Malibu bay breeze in my hand.

Education: hanging on my "wall of over achievement" I  have diplomas from Ashfield Elementary, East Jr. High, Brockton High School, and a B.A. in Dance with a minor in Sociology. Some other neat things on that wall too.. I actually feel like you could learn everything about me just from staring at it.

Food: ummmmmm I love it? I'm defly a steak and sweet potatoes kinda girl... I love a good bacon cheeseburger, I've eaten alligator before and thought it was very yummy, and my new favorite dish is Buffalo Chicken Pasta from the abington ale house... I will learn how to make that... I so will.

Guilty Pleasures: Girl Scout Cookie Coffee, black raspberry ice cream with peanut butter sauce, Pretty Little Liars, Staying up until 5am with Ryan, Dancing on counters with my best friends (who I miss so so much<3)

Home Town: Good ole Brockton MA. I've lived here since I was 3. Some parts of the city are well gross, but I live in the cutest little neighborhood. You ever seen the sandlot? yep... welcome to my neighborhood, equipped with a baseball field a block away and everything =)

Ice Cream: Oh dear where do I even begin with this? ummm.. hahaha
well black raspberry with peanut butter was already discussed...
Mint chocolate chip is defly an all time favorite. BUT it has to be the green ice cream with the chocolate chips, I don't do the white ice cream, and believe me it doesn't taste the same!
Some of my fav memories of ice cream? Sitting on Aunty Dolls couch with Amanda and Angela eating peppermint stick ice cream and watching Disney Movies. Oh? You mean we did that this past Friday in the camper? No big deal guys we are 23, 18, and 15.... but we've been doing this since we were  15, 10, and 7, it's kinda our cousin thing<3

Jonesing For: Some Ballet Classes!!!!! I need some structure in my life. I love being in a contemporary/jazz group, that freedom to really just explore, but my gosh do I need a little "ballet is black and white do it right or its wrong" in my life...
oh hey dean senior class of 2010<3

Kryptonite: The Good Kind: A great book, the ocean, when Ryan sings to me. He's not one for sharing feelings but sometimes we will listen to a song and only some songs he sings along to when I'm riding in his car or laying next to him, and they are all usually songs that state how the singer really feels about the girl they are with.. it melts me every time.
The Bad Kind: My kindness- I trust and I forgive way too easily. Sometimes it works out in my favor, but a lot of times it usually just comes back and bites me in the butt.

I always get two. One I'm usually flattered because I love her, the other.. well.. yea... hahaha

Kelly Clarkson (I get then and nows)
and... miley.

 Movies: fav Disney flic- The Lion King
Fav love story- Ever After
Fav childhood movie- The Secret Garden
and one of my all time favorites is Penelope =)

Nickname: Hyslipper, BrittBratt, Britty Bird, BattBatt, when I was little my sister called me Miss Priss, I think thats all of them? haha

Obsessions: taking and looking at photographs, MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC, Shoes, Wearing funny/ quirky t-shirts with nice sweaters, Sun dresses, The beach, The Celtics and red sox, and cereal.

Perfume: I'm more of a body spray kinda girl, and as weird as it sounds it depends on the time of the year. As long as its warm out, so from about late April to October I like to rock coconut lime, and during the winter I usually use black raspberry with vanilla. Thanks bath and body works, I'm obsessed with your lotion and body spray combos.

Quirk: I am a goofy person... and I have a really really hard time taking a serious picture... are you ready for this? I don't know if you are... but here's a tiny glimpse into the photographic life of a certified picture ruiner...

I'm pretty sure Laura is my biggest victim. She is forever mad at me because I ruin our pictures together on a regular.

Regrets: I don't really regret anything, at least not long term. Everything I have done has either caused a positive experience or taught me a really important lesson, and usually an even more important lesson of getting up, dusting it off, and trying again.

Starbucks: Im a pretty big fan of their frozen drinks, like java chips... but don't tell my job that hahaha (sorry marylous)

Thrift find of the year: one of my mothers rings that didn't fit her anymore. Its my brothers birthstone with 6 little diamonds surrounding it (my birthstone) I eventually want to get the diamonds taken out and replaced with my sisters birthstone so that I will carry them with me always.

Vacation: Isn't until july 28th but I am so super excited. Its the Hyslip family's annual camp trip.. and its all of us, all 15 cousins, 5 camp sites, lots of marshmellos, adventures, and amazingly hillarious moments with my family. We've been doing these trips every august for about 9 years now, usually going up to New Hampshire or Maine, but this year we are going to upstate New York! Pretty Stoked!
Last year I missed the family camp trip because I took a separate vacation.. a road trip to North Carolina, to see my hero, and my best friend, come home after 7 long months in Afghanistan

Wine: White Zin, and in the summertime I make a sangria of White, ginger ale, a little grabefruit and pinapple juice, and fresh lemons, limes, and strawberries =)

X: really? just X? so we will keep this short and sweet.... the thing that complicates my life the most.. the people who really should just not even be in my life anymore but they always find their way to come back and bother me for some reason or another... my darling Exes! hahaha

Years: They pass, things change, life comes and goes at warps speed, and if you are lucky you get a pretty good view of it.
"Hours fly, flowers bloom and die, old days old ways pass by, love stays"

Zen: When I'm with the beautiful people I call my friends. Not the days we all go out and do crazy things. Not the times we even go anywhere. But the days when its just all of us out at PJ's pool, or watching a celtics game at Saywer's house. Game night at Shannon's.  Those days I feel so blessed, happy, and at ease. It's amazing to just feel this comfort with them... to be in a room of 5 or more people, all quiet and yet comfortable..

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

let me tell you...

I just wrote a huge post to try to catch everyone up on my life the last couple of months because I have been gone SINCE THE THIRTY FIRST OF MARCH IS THIS REAL LIFE??????????????
well.... I hit a button by accident and it all went bye bye and then I died a little inside.

I'm sorry it has been so long, and thank you to everyone who has been patient and hasn't unfollowed me!
I will post all this week with updates on the following things

My students and recital season
The Mav Girls (ohhh you don't even know what that is yet how exciting!)
The love life (always a very interesting read in my blog... I know.. I know..)
The season with my dance company

and anything else I could possibly think of... if you have ideas of what that should be you can always message me and let me know =)

I've missed you, dear blogger... thank you for staying with me guys. I'll have a new post by tomorrow night.. super duper Internet pinkie promise!