On Procrastination

Apologies for not posting for a while, but I just had a lot of homework and tests and stuff. So I guess I was kinda busy.

But I am also working on a Wattpad story, because I love to write.

But my topic today is on procrastination. Ok. Gather up your hormonal teenage kids to read this post. Or, if you are one of my species, read it yourself.

I am a terrible, horrible, master procrastinator.

But what is procrastination?

Well, my young grasshopper, procrastination is when you don’t do any work and scramble to finish it at the last minute. During your lunch. Before it’s due. Five minutes before you have to hand it in. It also includes praying that they will forget about the fact that it was due.

It’s both terrible and extremely useful to have been trained in.

I, for one, was trained by my awesome dad.

But I digress. This is going to be a short post.

Do not, under any circumstance, procrastinate. It will ruin your life.


High School: Getting the Bang for your Buck

So some of you may notice that this is labelled as “rants.” Any post besides teen advice (although it is also labelled as teen advice here) and “Elle recommends” will be labelled “rants.” Just to let you know.

Well, today I wanted to talk about high school and tuition. If you go to a school with expensive tuition, and even if you go to a school where the tuition is not that expensive, you are still paying money to go to school.

Why am I writing about this? Every day, I go to school and I see kids sleeping in class, texting under the table, talking. Yes, I understand that socializing is pretty awesome. But I want you to keep in mind that your parents are paying money for you to go to school. They could spend it on a year’s worth of Starbucks, a new brand piece of clothing, a new house, a new bag, a vacation for themselves. But they are spending it for you to get an education.

“But I didn’t ask for all this.”

Well, you will when you’re uneducated and on the street with no way to get an income.

You see my drift here, people?

You are essentially paying people to make you smarter. And if you pay people to make you smarter, and you don’t get smarter, then what’s the point in that.

So get smarter. Pay attention in class, and take notes. Try to actually retain the information. Then, when you’re famous and rich, you can actually do something with your life.

So do your parents and the world a favor, and don’t do this.

“What are you gonna be when you’re grown up, (name)? What’re you gonna be when you’re an adult?”

“A burden on society.”

Don’t be that kid. Just don’t.

Salve Salvation for Skin

If you’re like me, then you’ve experienced this before.


“Hi.” I smile, then wince at the pain. My poor lips… I reach out to touch my lips, and look back at my fingers. Yep, they’re bleeding. My chapped lips are bleeding.

To top it off, my cuticles are tearing and my hands and face feel like the Sahara desert.

… Anyone? Oh yeah, you over there. Yeah, the one nodding your head. You.

I need to tell you something extremely important.

This doesn’t happen to me anymore. Can I repeat that? It doesn’t happen.

And we all know how our lips and skin is our livelihood, especially if we are in high school.

So… Why doesn’t it happen?

I discovered C. O. Bigelow’s Rose Salve. You can use it for lips, nails, cuticles, elbows, face, pretty much anywhere. If you aren’t so keen on rose, they also have a lavender as well. And at $5.50, I’d say it is totally worth the money. You can use it for months and not hit pan. And I use it religiously.

You can get it at your local Bath and Body Works, or go to C. O. Bigelow’s official web site, and order it online from there.

Say goodbye to dry skin!

On shoes

On shoes. That should be enough for any girl to pick up on what I’m about to say.

Guys, let me walk you through the process.

To girls, shoes are very important….Let me rephrase that. To most girls, shoes are very important.


What prompted me to write this post was a magazine ad for a brand name shoe. It was a simple red high heel, made with fabric, and an added creative touch by sewing on zippers to give it that edgy feeling. Take your guess as to how much this was.

$50? No, keep guessing.

$100? Still not there yet.

$200? Even more.

$500? It’s ridiculous, but no.

These simple pair of heels cost approximately $750. Seven hundred and fifty dollars, people. I could shop for a good six months with that kind of money.

The reason why it is so expensive:

1. It is a brand name.

2. It is remotely creative.

That’s IT! Oh my goodness. Footwear was invented to cover your foot, hence the term footwear. It does not have to cost two and a half months’ worth of renting out a room. And before you can say, “but shoes are expensive things,” let me remind you how much my shoes were.

Twenty dollars. That’s 1/35 of the heels’ cost. That is ridiculous.

I understand that girls want to look pretty, I really do. But to be honest, people are not really staring at your shoes, for god’s sake. I suggest you get a dupe, which will cost half the price and look the same.

Better yet, find more reasonably priced shoes.
Call me when the price you pay for each pair goes under $150. Until then, do not even consider window shoe shopping with me. Please.

What’s it all about?

So, what’s this blog all about? Well, I’m just writing my view of the world, from the point of view of a high school girl who has no idea where she’s going in life.

Ever wonder what fills the mind of a down-to-earth girl as she walks the hallways of her school? What does she think about in class? What goes on in the mind of a teenager, anyway?

That would be where I come in.

I invite you to explore the confusing mind of a teenager.

I invite you to explore and make new discoveries with me.

So welcome to Punk Lavender.

Where sweet meets spicy.