One Direction Goes Solo

One Direction Goes Solo

My fangirling days are not over just yet...

The boy band who stole my heart the moment I heard "What Makes You Beautiful" back on March 22, 2012. I will never forget the countless hours I spent watching YouTube videos, staying up late waiting for them to live stream, waking up at 3 a.m. on school nights just for a release of a song or an announcement they were going to make. The time my parents surprised me with tickets for their "Take Me Home Tour" for Christmas 2012 and after that being so grateful to have attended "Where We Are Tour" and "On The Road Again Tour". These were the good old days, the ones I fangirled over 24/7, the ones that I truly have missed since they went on their hiatus back in 2015.

The boys are now on to their solo projects, releasing songs left and right. Especially this month (May) has been a big one for the boys. It all started back in September.

Niall Horan released "This Town" on September 29, 2016. I remember eating breakfast that morning back at college, practically choking on my food at how beautiful it was. I was so excited that at least one of them put something out.... I was starting to feel lonely without my fangirling side and without the boys from 1D.

Louis Tomlinson released "Just Hold On" a collaboration with Steve Aoki on X-factor in honor of his mom who recently passed on December 10, 2016. Two out of four have now released something. Life could not be better at this point in the One Direction fandom.

Fast forward to April 7, 2017, Harry Styles released "Sign Of The Times" as his first solo debut. Which in fact shocked the world with the style of music he went with. Although it fits him and we all love it!

Niall Horan released yet another tune on May 4, 2017, "Slow Hands". This just might be my summer jam...oh and I can not wait to see Niall at Summer Bash this coming June!

Harry Styles released his first ever solo album "Harry Styles" on May 12, 2017. I cannot help but turn it on every time I get into my car! I do not think I can pick a favorite because they are all good.

After a long wait, Liam Payne released his solo single May 19, 2017. Called "Strip That Down" featuring Quavo. There is no doubt in my mind that this song will be all over the radio this summer. Such a bop! It was also released that Liam will be attending Summer Bash in June as well, I am so glad I bought tickets!

The past couple months have felt like the good old days. Even though they might not be together as a group, they still continue to top the charts with their solo careers. I have stayed up just to listen to Harry Styles on BBC 1 Radio in London, watched Late Late Styles (which was the best thing ever), followed Liam and Niall on their radio tours and what they have been up to. It's the good old fangirling days and I would not trade it for anything else. I have every hope these boys will come back together at some point but until then I support their solo careers and I am so grateful I got to watch one of the biggest boy bands dominate the world and still dominate as solo artists.

P.S. If you told me this would have happened back in 2012, I probably would have cried and laughed at you.

Cover Image Credit: One Direction

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

Cover Image Credit: Hollywood Reporter

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