Author Archives: missjillybeanz

41 Things to Watch This Halloween that Won’t Make You Sleep with the Light On

I’m probably the biggest chicken I know.  I still love Halloween though.  For me, Halloween is a celebration of autumn.  Changing leaves, apples, pumpkins, sweaters, and cold weather are some of my favorite things.  Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season.  And everyone knows holidays are magical.  But this post isn’t about Thanksgiving or […]

Copley Square, Kung Fu, and the Power of A Buck

Sitting in Copley Square last week eating my lunch, I heard the following words over the Nicki Minaj blaring in my ears: “Excuse me, miss.  Sorry to bother you but, uh, do you have a dollar?” I looked up to see a middle-aged man standing about 4 feet in front of me.  I took my […]

Where Am I? Finding Your Way at BU

A little something I wrote for the Warren Towers Blog! If you’re not following us already, do it now!

There Is No Such Thing As Illegitimate Rape


    I must admit, the majority of the time I’m on Pinterest I am trying to procrastinate.  I either don’t want to go to work, write an essay, go to the gym, make my bed…pretty much anything I don’t want to do can cause me to get off of Facebook and onto Pinterest.  Once […]

Running the World on Love

The following question is one I’ve been struggling with quite a bit lately: Can we run the world on love? At first glance, it seems like a ridiculous question. Running the world on love just doesn’t seem practical when you first think about it but I think it becomes much less crazy sounding if you […]

Did Curiosity Kill the Cat?

This post is sparked by today’s Coffee and Convo about what it means to be an adult.  I had to leave before I could speak, so I’m going to summarize my idea on that first: -What are adults?  I think my working definition for the word “adult” is: An older human being who has a […]

Slow Down and Look Around

Slowing down is not something I do very easily.  I talk fast, walk fast, eat fast, and I think even faster.  If I’m not doing something, I think up some strange task to be doing.  Sitting still is not one of my strong suits.  Even as I write this blog post, I am making a […]

What If School Was More Like Twitter?

Originally posted on My Island View:
Every educator knows what their school is like, but few really understand what Twitter is like. The Twitter experience, like school, is different for everyone. One’s contribution to the effort in either of these endeavors has a great deal to do with producing the outcomes. Simply put, the more…