When 'Panic!' Set In

When 'Panic!' Set In

"This is the beat of my heart"

"This is gospel for the fallen ones locked away in a permanent slumber assembling their philosophies from pieces of broken memories..."

It all started my freshman year of college. My suite mate started playing the piano version of "This Is Gospel." We all gathered around the small computer screen and watched the hilarious, amazing video. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here is the video I am talking about.

I immediately fell in love. I spent the rest of the night looking up Panic at the Disco and Brendon Urie, the lead singer. I listened to song after song and knew immediately Panic at the Disco is my new favorite band. I told my two best friends about this new found love, and they laughed. "This is Gospel" became the song that we would rock out to every time it came on. During finals in spring semester, my best friend and I jammed out to the song while dancing around her dorm room. We were definitely losing our minds, slowly. It was a band we could all agree to listen to. We held our hands in a fist in front of our faces as an "air microphone."

One hot day this past September, I was sitting in my room. My two best friends came into my room and told me that we were having a very important meeting in ten minutes. My mind immediately started to think of everything and anything I had done wrong. I asked them, "Am I in trouble?" They said no. I sat on the couch and in this video you can see my face showed anxiety and nervousness. You can hear everything they said to me. They told me how Panic at the Disco would be coming to Washington D.C. on March 3rd. They asked me if I would want to go. My mind immediately started racing. I said to myself, "Is this real life?" In fact it was! I could not believe it! My two best friends and I would be going to see Panic at the Disco LIVE! I would have never thought this would ever be possible! I let out a scream of excitement. I then made a promise to myself that I would listen to every song they have ever released word for word so I can sing along to every song at the concert.

When the tickets went on sale, my two best friends got online to order them for us, and the general admission tickets sold out within minutes. My best friends being who they are knew that we had to go to the concert no matter what, so what was the solution, well, getting us three VIP tickets. I repeat VIP TICKETS! I wouldn't be able to actually meet Brendon Urie, but I don't care! Being there in the same room as him is perfect enough!

The other question I had after my best friends had surprised me was, "What in the world have I done to ever deserve this?" This is for sure one of the best gifts I could ever receive. I am looking forward to March 3rd, the day my dreams come true.

Cover Image Credit: Haiku Deck

I Blame My Dad For My High Expectations

Dad, it's all your fault.
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I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

Cover Image Credit: Logan Photography

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