Babe Thursday: Maureen Balcerzak Edition

Oh maureen. this girl is 100. if you don’t know her, don’t go to bed tonight until you have followed her on twitter (@mrnbalcerzak). You won’t regret it.


As you can see above, me and maureen are always helping each other out. Sometimes that means tying each-others shoes, sometimes this means choosing clothes for hitting the town. Whatever it is, we make sure the other is prepared for the choices they are making.


Maureen is another one of those lovelys I met in Tau Beta Sigma. (what a great organization) I feel like Maureen and I just really vibe. When we make eye contact at chapter, I know we are thinking the same thing.


Maureen is a dynamic human bean. She is really freaking cool, and really freaking pretty, and really freaking smart and I’m really freaking glad I know this babe.


P.S. though it may seem like it, I am actually not IN love with maureen. But you should be. cuz she’s awesome.


The Friday Five

  1. TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW ALBUM. reputation is here y’all, and it is GOOD. I can’t pick a favorite yet because I really and truly like all of them. I am 100 percent here for an in-love Taylor Swift. You can just hear her glowing through the songs. They are all honestly bops and if you expect me to listen to anything other than this album for at least the next month, you are wrong.
  2. I am so glad that I get to live with Amber Jones. She is beauty and grace and way super fun. I know that I wouldn’t get to know her this way if I wasn’t living with her and that would be one of the biggest tragedies in my life. Thanks for being a true friend Amber.
  3. I have a French test later today that I actually feel semi-prepared for?? When we went over the practice exams in class on Wednesday I had actually performed pretty well, which was a strange feeling. I still have to study some more, but I feel like I might do better than I normally do on this exam.
  4. Tau Beta Sigma’s Founder’s Day ceremony was last night, and it was a true blast. I am so honored to get to be a part of this organization and it was so cool to have guests come and learn about and celebrate it with us. Every day my sisters do something else to make me appreciate and love them more. A true blast.
  5. I’m going to my first chicken finger Friday later with the platonic love of my life Carol Turner. I am very excited about this. I love chicken. I love Carol. What else could I ask for? (nothing)

Babe Thursday: Amber Jones Edition

Amber Freaking Jones. She is a gem. She is like one of those geodes you get a museum, really freaking tough to crack but once you get in, it is beautiful.


So I know Amber has sort of already been featured in a Babe Thursday post but that was a joint post and she deserves her own special moment. This is it. I met Amber at Drumline auditions before the 2016 season. She didn’t say a word. I tried to introduce her to people and she just stared at me. BUT over the course of the season, she really came out of her shell. She now has a huge presence on the drumline and I can promise you she was the first name all those newbies learned this year.


Flash forward to second semester and we decide to rush Tau Beta Sigma. During this time period, Amber and I solidify our friendship. We also take the big step and move in together in May. As a roommate she is pretty chill. We have great talks and we share clothes and do fun roommate things. I appreciate how easy she is to be around.


Basically I am very glad I have this babe. She is a good one.


This is WEIRDD: October 2017


Mallory: Kevin Torress’s arms around my shoulders as he hugs me and tells me he misses me before band rehearsal

Abby: my RDL jacket -> I met Andy and Kevin on the RDL


Mallory: actually drinking, but it’s a mango sweet tea, after Kevin drinks half of the one that I bought

Abby: Kevin buys me drinks when I give him rides after rehearsal because he cant drive

Impressed By

Mallory: Andy Torres and those awesome vlogs!

Abby: Kevin is a pretty good little cymbal.


Mallory: Kevin Torres’s tweets that tend to be way funnier than mine

Abby: Andy’s mind.


Mallory: All the messages Andy Torres sends to me on twitter and instagram that are irrelevant and funny

Abby: The amazing internet presence that is the Torres Brothers


Mallory: Not hanging out with the Torres brothers enough….sonic bois?

Abby: Wishing I knew the other Torres brothers