8 Things 'Jersey Shore' Taught You As A Kid That Are Still Super Relevant 2019

8 Things 'Jersey Shore' Taught You As A Kid That Are Still Super Relevant 2019

The cabs are here, ah yeah!

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Okay, first of all, how was I allowed to watch this when it premiered ten years ago?

I was a child then and holy meatballs, my innocence ran fast away from me the first time I saw Snooki be Snooki. If you've never seen a 4'8" woman do a cartwheels and flips while wasted at a club, I highly recommend it for a good time. This show never fails to make me laugh. And I don't mean a cute, little giggle. Whenever I'm tuned into this show, I'm either laughing so hard I'm crying, or I'm laughing with my mouth wide open with absolutely no noise coming out. Yeah, that kind of laughing.

I watched this show enough times now to know the ins and outs of the Shore, from GTL time to hitting up Karma til the early morning. I didn't necessarily know what everything meant back then because my mind was still in PG mode. Still, I love this show because not only is it hilarious, but it also taught me some valuable lessons.

So, in honor of how many Jersey Shore members there were (at a given time lol because everyone knows the show improved when Deena replaced Angelina), here are 8 things I learned from watching the iconic Jersey Shore.


1. GTL is my weekly college routine

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Always. Except unlike them, I like to suntan, that is when it's warm.

2. Friendship is everything

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Not to mention Snooki and JWoww are still bffs and their kids are the cutest.

3. Strong work ethic is key

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Snooki was planning on becoming a vet before the show, so selling shirts were just a side summer gig anyways.

4. Don't fall in love at the Jersey Shore

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Ronnie and Sam definitely taught me what not to look for in a relationship.

5. Size has nothing to do with alcohol limit

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It's called fun size for a reason. I wouldn't know, I'm Jenni's height but the point is, anyone can have fun...obviously.

6. DTF? Nah, sorry.

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Not into guys who call themselves something like "the situation" that just sounds creepy from the start.

7.  Who not to trust (*hint hint* the M in MVP)

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A pretty serious situation right now and I'm pretty sure that's what gave him the neck brace.

8. The Beach is where it's at, if you can find it

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Also, it's OK to ask for directions. No question in a dull question with Snooki

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Unveiled: Book Two of The Dark Secrets Trilogy

An excerpt from Unveiled by Katherine F. Messina

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I was brought out of my fitful sleep by Talya thrashing beside me. She nearly knocked me from the bed when she sat straight up, her beautiful sea-foam green eyes wide with fear. Her head jerked back and forth, and she took in her surroundings, relaxing once she recognized where she was. Her eyes landed on me as she launched herself into my arms, her shoulders racked with sobs. Her nightmares had gotten worse over the past few months, her minds way of trying to combine the memories of her former life with those of the eighteen-year-old girl she'd believed she was. I pulled her close to me, gently running my fingers through her hair. The fiery locks were like silk against my skin. We were past words. She simply needed my presence to ground her.

We had set up our headquarters in the kingdom of one of our ally's. Our kingdom was overrun by enemies. We'd been working for two months trying to rally our supporters. Talya was doing wonderfully. She was as strong and as fearless as I remembered.

"Archer?" she asked, her voice cracked, caused by her tears.

"Yes, my love?"

"Just making sure you're still there. Sometimes it's hard to tell."

"I'm here. I'll always be here. Every time you wake up."

Our eyes met, I pressed my lips gently against her forehead. Her skin was slightly damp from sweat. Talya pulled away slightly; then her lips were on mine with a sudden urgency. A loud knock startled us apart.

"Talya?" her human friend's voice filtered through the door.

I sighed as she untangled herself from me.

"I should go see what he wants," she looked at me wistfully. I eyed her shapely form as she sashayed to the door. When she opened it, the human came barreling through. He was like a miniature whirlwind spouting incoherent words every which way. Talya put both hands on his shoulders to calm him. I sat up; something was clearly wrong.

"I think we're being invaded!" Steven squeaked.

Talya's shoulders dropped as she looked at me, "Here we go again."

Steven huddled himself in a corner as Talya, and I dressed quickly. We gathered as many supplies as possible within the short amount of time we had. I motioned for Talya and Steven to gather around me, and they rushed forward. Heavy footsteps sounded outside of our door. Tension filled the air; I held my breath. I pressed my fingers to my lips, signaling for them to remain silent. Several faerie knights burst into our room. Talya jumped into action, drawing her sword and going for the closest enemy. Watching her fight was like poetry in motion. I drew my own blade, the weight familiar in my hand. A knight rushed towards me, sword drawn. I parried his blade effortlessly. We met each other blow for blow, a deadly dance of steel. He was skilled, but just like any other foe I'd faced, he soon showed his weakness. A moment of distraction gave me the opening I needed. I thrusted my blade into his gut. I moved on to the next knight. Talya and I made quick work of the enemy, keeping the mortal behind us. When the last faerie laid dead upon the ground, we gathered together once more. I clasped each of their wrists. A familiar swirling sensation surrounded us as my magic moved us to another realm.

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