Archive for May, 2010

Synced

sing out I am one of the most fortunate people in this world. Care to know why?  Its because when I’m upset, having a bad day, or when I need inspiration, I have over two thousand people that help me out immediately. All I need to do is press play.

Many times Taylor Swift has sung me through heartache, or Jason Mraz has given me the optimism I lacked.  John Mayer even helps me out then I feel stressed.  Don’t be jealous, they can help you too.

Music is so much more than a long list of songs in my itunes library.  Every note and each lyric are steps to a peaceful and happy state of mind.  Im going to get really nerdy here and use an analogy.  Human:Water is My Soul:Music.  Try to ignore the  intense dorky statement and hear me out.  A human needs water to say alive as my soul needs music to stay alive.  Music sets me free.

There is no greater feeling than hearing your favorite song.  When Im in the car and my favorite song starts playing on the radio, I must turn the volume way up and outwardly sing and seat-dance.  Yeah, Im that guy. Im the person you pull up next to and watch as they publicly hand over their dignity with each note and move they unleash from the inside of the car.  But dignity is nothing compared to a good song.  When Im with other people in the car and “my jam” comes on, I actually will warn the people Im with and say “Im fully obligated to sing this song full out”.  Music is the one thing that every person has a weakness for.

My weakness is when Im in bed, getting ready to go to sleep, but Im not tired and I take out my ipod and put my “epitome<3” playlist on shuffle.  With both earphones in, and the volume up loud enough to drown out the rest of the world, I settle into my bliss.  No matter how my day went, that moment, and those songs make it better.  I love to sync my heartbeat to the beat of the song.  Music makes my blood flow, it keeps it flowing.

Today, take a few minutes to listen to your favorite song and get synced.

Best,

A.

Ive Got A Secret Im Going To Confess

The war between guys and girls on who is more complicated can go on forever.  Girls will argue forever that guys are more confusing, and guys will argue right back…until their attention wanders to something else.  Sorry guys that was a low blow…just kidding.

Anyways when talking about guys and girls, one of the first questions that arises is “What is your perfect guy” or “What do you  look for in a girl?”  I try avoid seeming shallow and say things I strongly admire and require in the opposite sex like “a good sense of humor, honesty, trustworthiness, family oriented.” Most people like me are afraid that if they say “good looking, handsome, attractive”…or as guys say “hott”, they will sound shallow.   Lets be honest, when we envision our “soul mate” do we hear the sound of their laugh, or the nice things they would say to us? No! We envision smiley eyes, a nice smile, or whatever floats your boat as they say.  We are all human and it is natural for us to have a preference in how a person looks.  To say looks don’t matter is a white lie.  Looks do matter to an extent.  You should be physically attracted to a person enough to still give you butterflies when they flash their pearly whites, or chills when they look at you with their bright eyes.

Heres the explanation.

A person is not simply born with a perfect smile, and smiley eyes.  These characteristics are illuminated because of the good hearted qualities they posses.  A persons good heart will shine through their eyes as their sense of humor will be the brightness behind their smile.

I believe  we all are secretly looking for a person who has good looks to some extent.   When I say “I like a guy with a good smile” it means I think a guy has a good smile for the reasons that he shows it a lot like when he laughs or is trying to cheer me up, or simply that he likes to smile because he is a good, light hearted person.  Those are the most stunning and striking smiles of all…the ones used for good intentions.  Good looks are illuminated by good characteristics.   So when I am asked “What is your ideal guy like?”  I answer that my prince charming is good looking because of the right reasons.  We are all looking for a beautiful person because inner beauty is what is the most valuable and noticeable.

Everyone is beautiful.  If there is someone that is the object of your desire…show them your heart with a smile, or a glance, or a flip of the hair.  Go get em you big beautiful tiger!

Best,

A.

p.s rawr 😉

Can a person have more than one best friend?

This morning I woke up homesick.  Being homesick is one of the worst feelings in my opinion because there is no real quick fix for it.  I woke up so homesick for my best friends.  When my mom asked me what my problem was I told her I miss my best friends.  With a comical and quizzical look she replied “A person can only have one best friend, hence the term “best” because they are the best.”  Hearing this I was befuddled.  After sorting through my friends trying to figure out which one of my close friends was the very best, I told her (in the utmost respectable way) that she was dead wrong.  I told her I missed all five of my best friends for different reasons.  Heres why.

my sentence finisher This is my best friend Kim, also known as Kimbo, Kimber, Kimbado, and Bub…whichever I feel like calling her.  Kim has been my best girl friend in CT since freshman year when she approached me at a football game and said “Hi my names Kim and I can lick my elbow” with the most big and friendly crystal blue eyes I had ever seen.  Since that day I knew we were going to be best friends.  Kim and I have NEVER had a fight. Ever. We don’t even disagree about anything.  We love the same things, hate the same things, and we think the same way.  Literally.  My mom has been with us and has heard her finish sentences of mine that that arn’t even common. For instance I started to say ” Oh my goodness did you see” and she finished my sentence by saying ” the new shirts in the window at forever 21?”  How random right?! That happens all the time!! If we said “jinx you owe me  a soda” every time we would forever be indebted to each other.  She stands by me through everything.  The best nights are when we rent a movie, eat hot fries and talk all night.  She has my back for everything as I will always have hers.

My next best friend is Justin!  This friendship is so convenient for me as Justin is my best guy friend and he is Kims boyfriend…and Kim is my best friend!  How perfect right?  Justin and Kim have been together going on four years now.The best guy friend I already called dibbs on the brides maid.  Not only do I love Justin because he treats my best friend better than anything in the world, but because he is always there for me when I need him.  When I have guy troubles, I first go to Kim, and then to Justin, or sometimes the three of us will talk on the phone or get together.  He always knows how to make me laugh and he is a perfect gentleman which is the only person I would approve for my Kimbo.

aka "Mama" or "Babygirl" I know most of you know Kristina Reyes!  She is another one of my best friends for so many reasons.  Kristina and I made a special bond because we met on the set of NBB.  Filming a television show together makes two people create and share memories that they can never forget.  K and I bonded in a way that I have never experienced before.  She is so caring and kind while also being just as silly as me.  We are always trying to come up with silly jokes and such.  If you haven’t already, please check out our youtube “Damselsinadress” where we basically act like our normal nerdy selves and press record.  K and I have the same interests, and of course we have a burning passion for two things, forever 21 and Taylor Lautner.  My house is also Kristinas as hers is mine.  Same goes for our families.  We are all so close and it was fate that brought us together and I know together we can and will do something great.

The Cute CoupleA friendship isn’t measured in the amount of time you have known the person.  I just met Brooke and I already consider her one of my best friends.  She is my west coast girl.  I have only known her a matter of months and it feels like years! My mom thinks we are “the cutest little couple” because we are both short and always giggly.  In this photo you see her and I in In-N-Out as we pose while stuffing our faces.  It was shortly after this picture that Brooke and I sat in silence for around % minutes because we were laughing.  Don’t ask me what we were laughing about because I have absolutely no idea.  The great thing about this friendship is that it is so genuine.  We are both involved in the business.  Brooke is an actress, singer, and dancer!  You can check out her single “Catch Me If you Can” on itunes!  Being in the business you meet a lot of fake, competitive, and greedy girls, but not this time.  Brooke and I are not competitive with each other at all! In fact we cheer each other on.  Being a newbie to the music field, she is helping me get on my feet as I am helping her get more involved in the acting field.  She is my twin when it comes to fashion, style and music, and we both have a juicy couture key chain that is so hard to find that I have never seen someone else with it before her! I cant even find it in the store!  She is as nice as she is talented and Im so happy I have my little twin to rely on and laugh with whenever I am in Cali!

aka Mo So like I said, Brooke and I are a cute pair of friends because we are both vertically challenged.  However, my next best friend is anything but.  This is Melissa.  She lives in Georgia and stands at around 5’9.  Oppositely, I think Mo (as I call her) make a cute pair of friends because the height difference is so extreme.  Mo and I go way back as we met in the pool in florida when we were eight.  Thats almost a decade ago!  Mo and I have kept in touch over the years and will for the rest of our lives I’m sure of it.  We have both been through so much and have helped each other through those tough times.  She is always there for me even though she is not physically there, I know she is just a phone call away.   She has the biggest heart I have ever known.

So this post is not only dedicated to my mom, but to also my five best friends. Even though most of them live in all different states, they all hold a special place in my heart.

Wow I got really corny in that last sentence.  Long story short,  a person can have more than one best friend and a best friend doesn’t have to be someone you have known for most of your life.  A best friend is some one you trust, be yourself around, and someone who makes you feel like there is no other place you would rather be than in their company.   Think about your best friend, or best friends, and think about all the reasons why you love them.

Best,

A.

The Apple Tree

What We've Become “Santa” gave me a Nikon D90 for Christmas las year because he knew I had found a new love of photography.  This photo (left) is one I took in my backyard after I had spend around five hours on the computer surfing different sites like facebook, IMBD, twitter, and playing games and such.  After wasting the majority of my day on my mac, I decided I needed fresh air and went outside, but I couldn’t just go empty handed, I had to have my ipod.  After I stepped out, the beauty of my favorite tree in my back yard was so glorious that I had to take my ipod out of my ears and just gawk at the image in silence.  And then I got a thought.

Feeling inspired, I dressed my ipod on the tree and began to take shots of it with my Nikon.  What am I trying to get at with this pic?  I want everyone to think about our dependence on todays technology.  When someone says the word “apple” most of us think of “apple iphones”, or “apple computers” instead of the fruit, or the tree.  As much as I love my apple products, I am afraid we as people have become too attached; and its not just to apple products, its to modern technology in general.  For example, at first I couldn’t go outside alone, I had to bring my ipod to preoccupy me.  So many kids today, even young ones, are spending more time inside on their computers, wiis, playstations, xbox’s, gameboys, or even just on the couch texting instead of going outside and playing, walking, hiking, “shootin hoops” or whatever else that doesn’t involve technology.  We rely on the internet for everything!  Don’t lie…I know you have, and do use sparknotes since I am guilty as well.  I wish we could bring awareness with the needy, and clingy love affair (obsession) relationship we have developed with modern technology.  Seems hypocritical and something like a paradox that I’m discussing this issue over my internet blog, but I feel this way the issue will be read more.  I want to shed the light on this discussion and hear what you all think.

Do you think people (we) are too dependent on the internet, and are a slave to modern technology?  Where is the line drawn for the age of children that are surfing the internet?  What is a reasonable amount of time to be spending on the computer, watching tv, or with gaming systems?  Do you think we have lost sight of the fact that we don’t need all these things (cellphones, internet, computers, gaming counsoles etc) to live our lives and have a good time while living it?  Let me know what you think.

Best,

A.

Nothing To Hide

Like every other teenage girl (and some teenage guys) I hate the way I look when I take my make up off.  I felt so ugly and dull.  I hated the way make up made me feel when it was gone.  I hated feeling like a slave to it, like I couldn’t go out in public without it.

But then I realized that it wasn’t make up making me feel this way…it was me!  I was the reason that I felt this way, not the make up!  I decided that I didn’t want to be dependent on make up..that I should accept myself the way I am naturally.  In this photo, I am “chillin” in bed right before I go to sleep, with no make up, and I like this photo.

I don’t like it because I think I look pretty in it, but because I like that its a picture of me naturally.  This is who I am and what I look like and I accept it.  It’s a great feeling that I believe everyone should feel.   I have nothing to hide!  Now I go out into public without make up all the time thinking nothing of it!  My life is easier because of this new found acceptance!  To everyone wearing make up who feels they are ugly without it…YOU ARE NOT! Everyone is beautiful who they are naturally, inside and out.  I challenge you to take the risk and go out into public without make up on.  You will see that people don’t look at you different.  Being yourself is beautiful.

Best,

A.

p.s…ladies, most guys prefer when a girl doesn’t wear a lot of make up, or none at all 😉

I Promise Im Not Your Guidance Counselor

The word “bullying” gets judged as soon as it is heard.  Many thoughts come to mind when you first hear it, and if you’re anything like me you probably think of something along the lines of “corny guidance counselor”…but I promise you I am not your guidance counselor…corny however, I may be…no promises there.  I, among almost everyone else, have experience, and been a victim of bullying.  It is not something anyone should be ashamed of as it happens to so many people.  This is an issue that needs to be discussed, but so many people are afraid to speak out about it because they feel embarrassed about it…so let me break the ice.

Bullying came into effect when hormones did.  Around sixth grade is when it started for me.  A new school, new classmates, and many new opportunities.  I wanted to be popular so bad I thought I would have done anything to fit in.  I made some bad choices, such as choosing the “popular” friend over the true friend, and my priorities were all out of line…but hind sight is always twenty twenty and we all learn from our mistakes.  Im not proud of my choices, but I am honest about them.  In seventh grade is when my life drastically changed and I began filming The Naked Brothers Band movie.  I was so excited about the movie! I remember being so proud of myself and telling my “friends”.  I was dumbfounded when my friends reactions were mean and belittling instead of proud and supportive.  Long story short, these girls began to pick on me for everything, what I wore, my hair, my short height, how young I looked compared to them, my ethnicity…and the lowest blow of all…they made fun of me for not having a father.  I remember hating my life in middle school.  I would complain to my mom and all she could say was “Oh sweetie they are just jealous” but no person getting picked on wants to hear “they are just jealous”.  It feels like a lame excuse that doesn’t explain anything.  I came to realize that I didn’t really care what they said about me.  I was happy “doin mah thang” filming the movie, working hard to get good grades, and making friendships that still stand to this day.  I had made it through what I believed was the worst.

Wrong.

Transitioning from middle school to high school is like making the transition from your towns tween park and rec. softball team with the girls who are just there to have fun and play a game to playing on the high school softball team with the girls whos arms are double your size and their arms (which are the size of your legs) throw pitches that scare the life out of you.  High school scares the life out of you.  Everything comes a lot faster, stronger, and meaner, similar to the pitches these men dressed as girls are throwing.

I would say “I remember my first day of high school” but I can’t because I wasn’t there.  I was on set filming for the first season of NBB (Naked Brothers Band).  Great way to start my new high school…as a naked brother.  I knew no one either.  I arrive at school mid october and had a really great freshman year.  I made friends with almost everyone, even the upper class men, joined the JV cheer team, attended most of the  football and basket ball games, and made memories to last a life time.  Many people asked me why I didn’t make the choice to be home schooled like other child actors do, but I responded with the reasoning that I wanted to maintain a normal high school life.  I didn’t want to miss a thing.  Well I didn’t… especially not the bullying that comes with it.  I began getting bullied in my sophomore year.  It was this year that I got my first boyfriend.  I remember liking him so much!  I got criticized for not “doing anything” with him by the other girls who were “doing stuff” with their boyfriends.  They made fun of me that I wanted a boy “friend” who was my companion, someone to complain to, and  just someone I knew was going to call me before I went to bed.  I didn’t want anything physical because I wasn’t ready and I believe that teenagers rush into things these days.  At least some bullying was reasoned for.  I developed relationships with girls that didn’t care for me to say the least.  To be honest, I am not sure why.  I think it was maybe because I don’t smoke, drink, fool around with guys, and neglect my responsibilities in school.  It could also be that I was an actress, always missing school.  Again in high school I got made fun of for my ethnicity….let me repeat…in HIGH SCHOOL I got made fun of for my ethnicity.  Take a second to just listen to that.  In high school I expected everyone to be mature, but I was wrong.  I can understand making fun of me because I didn’t want to drink, or smoke, or have sex, or even that I was afraid to fail a test.  But to make fun of a person over something they cannot control is just trivial.  What did they expect me to say “Oh I’m sorry I’m a quarter korean…I promise on Monday I won’t be”.  Lets all grow up here.  Anyways, these girls antagonized me for the rest of my high school days at my private catholic school.  What irony that I met these girls at a catholic school.  You would think I would be upset, or jaded by them, but I honestly am not.  Through them I realized that I am a strong, determined, and powerful girl.  I love that I am made of a billion different heritages, I love that I am short, I love that I was on a TV show, I love that I stuck to my morals, I love that my mother wouldn’t be ashamed of anything I have ever done.  And most of all, I love how I dealt with bullying.

I rose above it.   didn’t get on their level and make fun of them back.  I didn’t take low blows at them.  I didn’t talk badly about them, spread rumors, or get all my friends involved in my problem, and for this I am truly proud.  I never thought I had it in me…but I did and so do all of you.

Bullying is serious.  It can lead to depression, TWLOHAself infliction and even suicide.  The company “To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has been created to raise awareness of teen suicide and depression.  Did you know that bullying is a leading cause in teen suicide?  Don’t let yourself become a statistic.  If you are being bullied…REACH OUT!  It doesn’t have to be your parents, your guidance counselor, or anyone you think you should go to but dont want to.  You can talk about this issue with anyone you trust, it can be a friend, a cousin, an aunt…you can even come to me!  If you are being bullied YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  Everyone goes through it, but not everyone does something about it.  If we all speak up together we can put an end to bullying.

I promise you Im not your guidance counselor, but instead your friend.

Spread the Love.

Best,

A.

First Impressions

First Impression

What Im All About

Im kind of nervous to begin this blog!  It’s my first post and I want to make a good first impression on you my reader.  Well seeing this is my first post, I’m going to treat it like a first date and get the major details out in the open.  So here it goes.

My name is Alexandra Jean DiMeco.  When I was two years old I named myself “Allie” and fifteen years later the nickname is still standing.  If you’re not great at math (like me) then that means I am now seventeen years old.  I was born June 12, 1992 at two pounds thirteen ounces.  These actually are not topics I usually talk of on a first date, but I feel they are appropriate at this time.  (I’m coming to realize this blog is either going to make or break my love life.)  Speaking of dating, I am single in case you were wondering, and if you were not, well then I guess you learn something new every day.  Which leads me into something else you should know about me, I like to use clichés…a lot.

So I’m a single seventeen year old who was born tiny.  What makes me so unique?  Well, I live a privileged life with great family and friends.  My Mom is a single one, and I am an only child.  I have a dog named Chloe and she is a Shih-Tzu.  I wish I had a younger sibling, but my mom told me thats not happening.   I live in Connecticut, Florida, and California.  My life is one big game of musical states.  I love to travel.  It all started when I was six on the national tour of the Broadway show “The King and I”.  We traveled the country with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska…Im planning on traveling to both states soon so I can say I have been to every state and throw a mini fiesta.  I also break out into random spanish…so look out for that amigo.

As you can safely assume from that last paragraph, I am in a relationship with the acting business.  Actually its more like a love affair.  Acting is one of my many passions.  I was given the once in a life time opportunity when I auditioned for a low budget, independent film called “The Naked Brothers Band” and it got picked up and turned into a Nickelodeon television series.  My life has drastically changed for the better since then.  I have fallen head over heels in love with acting and performing.  I act, sing, dance, and play the electric bass.  The show ran for three successful seasons and through that I have experienced things beyond my imagination.  I have met so many amazing people, attended events, charities, and benefits that have impacted who I am as a person greatly, and I have acquired the most amazing and loyal fans.  I truly am lucky and blessed.  I thank God every night for the life he has planned for me.

There is so much more I could write…seriously I tend to ramble.  Anyways to wrap up my first post, I just want to say that I am a very loyal person.  I am a pacifist, an optimist, a best friend, a granddaughter, a niece, a daughter, a writer, a student, a texter, a thinker, video gamer, a nerd, and most of all a lover.

Do you feel inspired?

I hope so.

All my best,

A.

p.s Im going to say this once and set the record for ALL MY POSTS…Im terrible with grammar and spelling and I am going to say a blanket apology now…so Im Sorry!! :)<3