Sunday, June 28, 2009

Daily Good

If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I love to explore the internet and read articles, do fun stuff, and look at sweet blogs. Well, I was doing just that while waiting for my farms to update on Evony, and I found The Daily Good. It is a blog written by a fellow Ehow writer (I requested her as a friend, I hope she approves me!) Anyway, this is what she says the blog is about (her exact words): "This blog, Daily Good, was created to highlight and share information and news about people and organizations who are doing good in the world; the people and the issues that need our help and support, and ideas related to humanitarian service, being kind and caring, and green living."

Writing Songs

I started writing a new song today. It's about people judging you for what they consider to be faults in the way you live your life. Inspired by my constant worry that everyone I know thinks I am a jobless, lazy, bum! haha It should be good.
Writing my song inspired me a lot though, so I created a new ehow article on the topic of songwriting. I have to say... I am very proud of this article. It's so professional sounding! haha But I guess that makes sense, seeing as I have a degree in Music Education after all. 
Will is off writing songs today too. He is working on an amazing concept album. It's very house, but something else too. Kind of like a mix of Daft Punk, Deadmau5, and something completely and originally Will. I can't wait until he finishes the whole thing. What he has so far is so amazing!!
Anyway, today is just a songwriting kind of day I guess. Anyone else out there writing songs today?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's all about the 3's

I don't know if you remember my numerology post from the other day, but in it, it said that 3's were kind of a big deal for me (not in those exact words) and that series of 3's can mean something. Well, I tell you friends... 3's are coming at me from all directions now!
The other day I posted that we have 3 Gemini's under one roof. Then yesterday, I happened to look at the clock at exactly 3:33. Now today, I get to my blog and how many page views do I have? You guessed it. 333. Wowza! I am going to be on the lookout for more 3's. It's exciting. And fun. And maybe it means something after all...
By the way, I don't know what my timestamp will say, but I actually finished this post at 11:01 AM. 11:01... 1+1+0+1=...3 haha

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Is this Modern Bohemian a Mohemian??

I came across this while trying to figure out how to use Digg. Someone posted an article that contained a link to the Urban Dictionary, and I clicked on it, and here's what I got:

Modern day Bohemians. Living on the fringe, but connected via obsession with technology. Similar to former bohemians, beats, and hippies-concerned with social issues, Indie culture and creativity, but connect more online than at coffee shops, etc.
Chicago's West Town is crawling with Mohemians-grungy style, I-pod in hand, Cellie in pocket, walking with notebook to coffee shop to cop free wi-fi to chat with friends and download some obscure English rock.

Okay... I might be a little Mohemian. But that's okay. From what I know about them so far from this simple entry, Mohemians are pretty groovy. Fun!

Having fun at
Because why not?
PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian is a Gemini
My 2009 Horoscope:
As a Gemini, you possess an amazing ability to see dualities -- the pros and cons of situations as change approaches -- and to quickly and efficiently think them through before making any decisions. In 2009, you dare to look deeply into your desires, regenerate self-awareness and recognize psychological ambiguities. This will bring balance into your home and family life. Pay attention to the details as you bring your inner and outer life into harmony. And be sure to enjoy the changes occurring within you!
As you come to terms with yourself, you are able to see a more fulfilling purpose in life, and your field of experience broadens. Focus on matters that affect you most deeply and, like magic, your life will become easier and things will seem to take care of themselves. You have all the necessary resources and motivation to make tangible changes and achieve results this year.
Toward the end of the year, you'll have time to enjoy yourself, and to bask in a great sense of accomplishment. With the expansive and idealistic energy flowing throughout 2009, Gemini is very comfortable in this age of new awareness and high-mindedness.

My Daily Tarot for June 24, 2009:
The Nine of Pentacles card suggests that my power today lies in gratification. The fruits of my labor already exist in my values. My garden of purpose is perennial and forever in need of tending but I am surrounded by the results I have intended to create. I am empowered by the splendor that is m life and my asset is personal validation.

Nine of Pentacles

Blog Search

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The search for Hippies and Bohemians

So last night (this morning technically) I did some google searching to see if I could find some like minded people or some interesting blogs and websites. I searched for Hippie, Bohemian, and Modern Bohemian. Here are some of the highlights of that search. I'm not sure how I feel about all of them yet, but I am willing to invest some time in figuring that out. This site is described as: Musings, rants, and raves for the flower children of the 21st century...

The Old Hippie's Groovy Site: This site is covered in links and resources for all things Hippie. At the top of the page, it reads: "Some surf the web, I use it like a drug."

The Wild Bohemian Homepage: "Like if it's got anything to do with wild Bohemian cats and chicks, you'll probably find it here." This is another site that is covered in links. Links on Hippies, Beat Generation, The Grateful Dead, etc.

The Literary Bohemian: Bohemian writing, showcased in the Literary Bohemian. The site is stylish and amazing to look at. I've barely read a thing, but I have stared long and hard at the homepage, admiring the beauty of such simple, artistic, creative scenery. Amazing.

Urban Bohemian: His self-proclaimed cheesy tagline about himself is that he is a "thirty-something über-connected queer city-dwelling urban bohemian." I'm interested to learn more.

Bohemian Musings: This site is amazing to see. The banner at the top alone captures Bohemianism in a picture in the same way that The Bohemian Manifesto captured it in words. Speaking of words though... hers are small and hard to read. Get a magnified glass.

The Life and Art of a Whimsical Bohemian: An interesting site by a creative lady named Lisa. From what I have read and seen so far, she seems to be worthy of a closer look.

A Bohemian's Blog: At the top it clearly states: BOHEMIAN: A PERSON, AS AN ARTIST OR WRITER, WHO LIVES AND ACTS FREE OF REGARD FOR CONVENTIONAL RULES AND PRACTICES. So, you know what you're getting. :)

BigCity Bohemian's Blog: "The best days are the ones I spend at home, catching sips of coffee from the mug perched next to the bookend on my music shelf while I practice. My window faces east, looking out across Harlem..." This Bohemian gives insight from New York, New York.

Modern Bohemian: "An eclectic mix of bohemian musings..." This has a bunch of links to different topics such as: "Organically eating your way to better health."

Modern Day Bohemian: Song lyrics. "For Christine."

More to come I'm sure, but anyway...enjoy browsing. I know I will.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Things I Like

So I have had a day filled with stuff I like. And it's been great. Here's the rundown:
Morning: I spent the morning writing, reading, and doing other important work online. Yes work. I like doing my online adventures for money making much more than a typical 9-5, because, let's face it... I'm not a 9-5 kind of girl. I'm more of a 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM kind of girl!
So what do I do online that's so great? Well, I update my blog. And I love my little blog. It's very meaningful to me... even if no one reads it. (Don't get me wrong... I'm a little vain... I want LOTS of people to read it, but I think you know what I mean)
I also read other people's blogs, articles, etc. and see what catches my eye and my limited attention span.
I write for ehow. I tell you what... that site is awesome!! It may seem like a shameless plug, but it's really not. I love that site. I have met so many nice people on there, I've learned a lot from reading my friends' articles, and I get to make money writing and teaching others things that I know. So cool. If you haven't checked out ehow yet, please do. (NOTE: As of the most recent blog updates in 2016, I no longer write for eHow.)
What else? Well, I make the rounds... Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Stumbleupon, My bank account, and Paypal. I also check my other pages and add to them. (Squidoo, Bukisa, etc.)
Finally, I work on selling arts and crafts. (NOTE: I no longer sell on Etsy.)
Afternoon: Got a hot and ready pizza for my boyfriend and while I was out, got a yummy raspberry iced tea for myself (Arizona, if you were wondering). Man, I love tea. All kinds of tea. My favorites have to be green tea with citrus, raspberry iced tea, and white tea with peach. MMMMmmmm.....
Also while I was out, I stopped at a store called Thrifty Treasures. (AKA: A dangerous place for me to be because I want to buy everything!)
I got a cute picture with a very classic frame that looks like it would hang in a Grandmother's house (which is why I like it so much!). I also got some mini photo albums (4) and a cute leaf shaped tea-lite candle holder. All for under $5.00. Awesome.
Late Afternoon/Early Evening: I got to snuggle with the bf before he went off to do some work, listened to music, and am now cuddled up with my cat Ava and back on the compy.
What does tonight hold? Only good things I'm sure. We've got some friends coming to hang out, and that's always fun.
So... I may not have a "real" job or a whole of money or anything, but I have a lot of things to be thankful for.
It's nice to be able to look at the world and see the good, even in the midst of hard times. Yay for being a Modern Bohemian!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A People's Picture

As a Modern Bohemian, I love the concept of A People's Picture, a blog that, as the blogmaster describes, "seeks to give average people a chance to be creative anonymously, to shine in secret. I leave disposable cameras around with a note asking the finder to take a picture..."
These pictures then get posted on the blog. It is an exciting project to me. It's creative, simple yet complex at the same time, and deals with human activity and emotion as art. I can't wait to see more. Check it out:

What is a Modern Bohemian?

I am a modern bohemian. If you are too, you already know it. Or you at least suspect it...

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Village Voice

If you are a Modern Bohemian (or think you could be) and you don't know about The Village Voice, then it's about time you do. It's a bit too "mainstream" anymore to be truly Bohemian, but it still has it's moments. (Some of you may remember it's mention in the musical RENT during La Vie Boheme.)

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:

The Village Voice is a free weekly newspaper in New York City, United States featuring investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts reviews and events listings for New York City. It is also distributed throughout the United States on a pay basis.
It was the first and is arguably the best known of the arts-oriented tabloids that have come to be known as alternative weeklies, though its reputation has been unstable since a recent buyout by publishing conglomerate New Times Media. The turbulent times its writers have covered has often been matched by the intrigue in its own offices, most recently including the firing of several high-profile contributors and a scandal over a fabricated story in 2005, the year the paper turned 50.
The Voice's spirit can be captured in its 1980s advertising slogan: "Some people swear by us...other people swear AT us."

Check out The Village Voice today.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Camping Pics


Camping was a blast! We stayed in the Manistee National Forest and even went to Manistee and hung out at the beach on Lake Michigan one day. We really had a great time. I took all of these photos except the tree picture as taken from the bottom looking up. That one was taken by my friend, Alex. It's a cool photo for sure!
Please enjoy browsing through a few of our camping photos from June 12-15.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So we (me, my boyfriend, and three of our friends) went on this amazing camping trip to the Manistee National Forest near Manistee, Michigan and we had a GREAT time! We camped in a little campground, had long conversations (and some whittling) around the camp fire, made some pretty good food over the campfire, explored the land around us, had a little swim in the river, went to the beach in Manistee (Lake Michigan) and swam, played frisbee, made sand castles, and buried some people in the sand (don't worry, they got out). We went to dinner at a local bar in Manistee, saw some cool artwork, hung out at camp playing territories, cards, hacky sack, frisbee, and jamming out around the fire. We relaxed, de-stressed, and chilled out and genuinely had a wonderful time.
I love camping. Yes, it can be a little uncomfortable sleeping in a tent with five people, but it is completely worth it. Being able to be one with nature, practicing basic survival skills, and living a more simple life for a few days really revives the spirit. I almost wish I could live that way all the time, but alas, this Modern Bohemian has a lot of needs and desires that cannot be met living the simple life in the woods. Although... the camp site WAS only $15.00 a week. That would be roughly $60.00 a month to just stay there and live. I pay $600.00 a month now for rent. Think of how much money I could save living out there! haha Unfortunately, it's not an option... but I can always dream, can't I?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Making" My Way in the World

I have been crafting away for days, friends. I made more jewelry (including a birthday present for my friend, Kelsey) and lots of bath and body products. One of my favorites to make is a body butter scrub. I make it, use it, gift it, and sell it. It's amazing.
I'm a little nervous about giving out my great recipe, but I really do want to share it with those of you who have the desire, but not the know-how, when it comes to making bath and body products.
Now, the thing you will notice about my recipe is that I don't list amounts of anything. That's because I make that up as I go along. Just use your best judgement.

The first step in creating a great body butter scrub is to get a body butter base. (Much easier than making your own base... trust me!) I like the base from New Directions. Once you have the base, you can make the scrub!
Get a large bowl and put some of the body butter base in. Then, add some cornstarch. Mix thoroughly with a spoon. Then, add sugar. Yes, sugar! (I have a little secret about the sugar thing, but I can't reveal ALL my secrets to you!) Mix well. Finally pick your scent and your color and add tiny droplets of each, mixing as you go, until you have the desired scent and color that you want. (You can also find scents and dyes on the New Directions website)
That's it! You're done!
If you still don't want to make it yourself but think to yourself "I want me some of that body butter scrub," just convo. me on Etsy and I can make it for you. (For a price, of course. This Modern Bohemian still needs to eat after all.)

(NOTE: At the time of the most recent blog updates, in 2016, I am no longer an active seller on Etsy. I left this post as it was for memories alone.)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Neat Numerology Stuff

I used an online article to figure out my name number in astrology...

According to the author, I am a six, so here's what it says about me:

The symbolism behind number Six is legend. With Venus as its ruler, Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. Six naturally reveals solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner. We invoke the Six when we need delicate diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters. The spiritual meaning of number Six also deals with enlightenment; specifically "lighting" our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance. Sixes beckon us to administer compassion and consciously choose forgiveness in a situation.

Also, check out what that website has to say about birth number. That's pretty cool. In that, I am a 3. Here's what it says about 3:

The spiritual meaning of number Three deals with magic, intuition, fecundity, and advantage. The number Three invokes expression, versatility, and pure joy of creativity. Three is also a time identifier as it represents Past, Present and Future. Consecutive Threes in your life may symbolize the need to express yourself creatively, or consider your present directional path in relation to past events and future goals. Three may also represent promising new adventures, and assurance of cooperation from others whom you may require help. Three typically symbolizes reward and success in most undertakings.

Reward and success? Count me in!
I definitely feel like these could easily describe me, which is pretty cool.
So even if you don't believe numerology is "real," at least check it out sometime for curiosity's sake and have some fun! You may learn more about yourself than you thought you would through such an endeavor too...

Jonathan Waud

This modern Bohemian loves fashion and photography. I think models can be muses for photographers and can create amazing art. My favorite model of the moment is without a doubt Jonathan Waud from Make Me a Supermodel (season 2). He is just amazing! The fact that he didn't win the show is crazy, but it's definitely not the end of the line. Jonathan has a career ahead of him as a supermodel... I'm sure of it.
Need proof of his amazing abilities... check out some of his photos from the season here. Also, check out his blog here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hippie Stuff in the Mall

So I wanted to pick up a few extra presents for Will, and I was told that Spencer's had some cool lights (he's a DJ). So I went to the mall and found myself surrounded by Hippie stuff. No kidding. Everywhere I looked I saw it. Earth Friendly cards sat on a rack in one store, long, flowing, Boho-Hippie skirts hung in the window of another, there was a ying-yang grinder and some pretty colored hookahs in the gas station nearby, and in Spencer's alone there were marijuana leaf shot glasses, lava lamps, Bob Marley blankets, hackey sacks, incense, Grateful Dead _________(fill in the blank, I bet it was there!) and peace signs galore!
I don't know if I should be jumping for joy or feeling apprehensive. On one hand, I love that there are so many product offerings out there for Bohemian, Hippie, Free-Spirit types like me, but on the other hand, I worry that people may be buying this stuff trying to be "cool" and that's why it's everywhere.
And here's why that bothers me.
I don't think anyone should have to try to be "cool." Nor do I think that certain "trends"
should automatically make you "cool." (Though I apparently have a chance of being "cool" now... funny, when I was in High School it was all about playing sports, wearing Abercrombie and Fitch, and hanging with the other "cool" kids... Weird. What if the world has gone mad. Suddenly the band geek, choir snob, theatre junkie, hippie loving, tree hugging, Goodwill shopping, anti-"cool" establishment kids will take over and I will be their queen! HAHAHA!!) Not really.
Okay, so I got little distracted. But the point is this: it's great that all that Hippie stuff is out there, but don't just get it to be "cool." Get it if it represents who you are, otherwise, leave it on the shelf. Always stay true to you. It's worked for me. (Being "cool" is overrated anyway...)

Friday, June 5, 2009

So a few days ago (on June 2nd) it was my 25th birthday. Crazy. A few days before that, my cousin Nicole had her first baby! Exciting stuff! I have more friends' b-days coming up as well, and then of course there is Will's birthday (on June 8th). Today we are going to his parents' house to celebrate (even though it's not for a few more days). I love going to his parents' house. It is almost like walking into a museum. It's exciting, interesting, and educational but not as stuffy or unapproachable. It is a comfortable place to be, but when I'm there, I am always so interested in everything around me.
Will's parents may just have some Bohemian in them.
Their house is filled with artwork, sculptures, and artifacts from around the world. The color schemes are that of an upscale, artsy, hotel, and often wallpaper patterns, rugs, and accessories do not match, but in some ecclectic way... it all looks perfect.
But I like it there for other reasons of course. His parents are lovely people and they raised a fantastic son, so I like to see them, talk to them, and just relax in their company.
After their house, I don't know what the plans are. My life is so open right now. I could do just about anything...

My Style

I have an emotional connection with my clothes. They are comfortable, they appeal to my sense of beauty and art, they flatter my body, and they allow me to express myself in ways that I wouldn't be able to otherwise.
In case you haven't seen a whole lot of pictures of me yet, I'll let you in on a little secret... I dress like a Hippie, Bohemian, Free-Spirit. I wear clothes and accessories I've made, I shop second hand and thrift, I turn things into clothing that are not originally clothing items, I wear head scarves and hats and sometimes necklaces, I love peace signs, and hemp, and pleather, I wear jeans until they rip to pieces and then I wear them some more, I adore leggings, dresses, boots, moccasins, and old sweaters, I love to mix and match patterns and colors, and I never limit myself.
Fashion is fun, and it is an artistic form of personal expression that I am very grateful for.

Faults, Truths, and Whatnot: Information Revealed

I am a modern day Hippie, Bohemian, Free-Spirit
I am super naive, easily manipulated, and overly trusting. So bottom line: I get hurt a lot. Also... I do not like April Fool's Day, Practical Jokes, or Pranks because of this.
I am a person who gets too high of expectations about EVERYTHING which means that when I get crushed, I am crushed into the ground. Also, I occasionally cry a lot.
But sometimes, when I should, I don't cry at all.
I have changed a lot in the last ten years.
I don't like to shave my legs. Ever. Yet I do it when I feel it is needed... not because smooth legs necessarily mean a lot to me. They don't.
I have the occasional melt-down.
Sometimes I literally wonder if I am f'd up and insane. Then I stop wondering and realize the answer is yes.
Sometimes I get really full of myself.
People who act friendly to people's faces and then talk trash about them upset me. I tell people what I feel to their face. ALL except the BACKSTABBERS! Why don't I tell them that I think that their backstabbing is wrong? Because I don't want to judge, I guess. But I am judging. I'm just not speaking up. Damn.
I unapologetically love childish activities like coloring, playing board games, swinging on swings, singing along to songs like "Fifty, Nifty United States" and "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?," eating candy like it's the only food I've had in a year, reading books like The Boxcar Children, playing truth or dare, dancing around to music (badly), and hugging my mom and calling her mommy.
When depressed, I can, and will, consume an entire box of fudge rounds. This is why I do not buy them.
I love my friends, but sometimes I just don't want to talk to anyone.
I don't like to eat alone. It bothers me, a lot. To the point where it's almost ridiculous. (the fudge rounds are an obvious exception)
I feel like people don't understand me. At all. Like I would literally help ANYONE if I was able, even if we weren't friends.

I am honest.
I don't like spiders. But I cry if I kill one. I don't believe in pointless killing. I suppose if I ate the spider, I would feel better, but I could never touch a spider on purpose. AHHH!
I constantly feel like I am searching for something. I am a sad poet, a romantic, a bohemian, hippie, crazy person and that's just the way it is.
I got a speeding ticket once, and I deserved it.
I have medical problems, and I don't tell people all about it because I don't want to make excuses.
I've hurt many people, and been hurt by many people, intentionally and unintentionally.
I am almost always cold. I wear long underwear under almost everything I wear in the winter.
I feel like an outsider a lot. Sometimes I care, sometimes I don't.
I like talking dirty, telling dirty jokes, and making sexual innuendo.
I swear a lot. Probably more than I should...
I like to try new things.
I want to do so much more with my life than what I am doing now.
I believe in peace and love.
I am me.
And that makes me pretty damn happy.
Even if I am a mess.

Poem: Discovery

Searching in uncharted places
for things that you don't even know
Trying to find all the answers
to questions you can't even own
Running away from your own self
casting a spell of shame
Trying to find who you really are
all while trying to hide from the blame
Living from moment to moment
knowing the moment might end
Finding a love in the darkness
finding the light again
Knowing you're more than you're thinking
but feeling much less than you are
Looking for each new horizon
and riding on each night's new star
You could make an end to your journey
you could stop all the fear and the strife
but if you end it all now at it's hardest
you lose the meaning and beauty of life

What My Life is Like...

So I keep running into old classmates, community members, former teachers, past co-workers, etc. (basically, people I haven't seen in awhile) and they all keep asking me "What are you doing now?" I don't even know where to start.
To most people... I may look like a loser. A failure. Yeah, I'm unemployed, so what?
But I feel like my life is taking an exciting direction full of adventure and possibility. I have time for creative endeavors, I am able to spend time with friends and family, I am learning how to live with little to nothing, and instead of suffering for it... I am loving it!
I currently live in a small, one-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI with my boyfriend Will and my cat Ava. I spend my time writing (freelance articles, ehow articles, poetry, songs, novels, blogs, etc.), making music (which includes having intense jam sessions), making jewelry and bath/body products to sell online on Etsy, creating new plans, schemes, to-do lists, dreams, and products, and just basically doing anything creative. It's pretty sweet.
Now, eventually this period of creative freedom is going to lose some of it's luster, because eventually, there will be no money at all to live off of (I've been living off tax-return money and savings thus far) but I have a plan. I will find ways to make money doing what I love to do and on MY time. That's the thing about us Bohemians... the 9-5 career is just NOT for us, so we find other means. Whether it's posing nude for artists, playing music on the street with an open case for tips, making our own crafts and selling them, teaching lessons out of our homes, working as an extra in an indie movie, or playing music at or taking pictures at weddings... we will find a way to be creative AND thrive.
So that's what I am doing. I am making possibilities for myself... possibilities that only exist outside of the traditional workforce. And it feels great! So, in some peoples' eyes, I may be a loser... I may be a failure... but I am a Bohemian and I am happy for it!

Meet the Modern Bohemian

I was reading The Bohemian Manifesto for the who-knows-how-many-ith time and I was inspired. I was inspired to write, to create, and to share who I am. I am a modern day Bohemian/Hippie/Free-Spirit and I am ready to tell my story... even if it is in pieces.
Just think of this blog as an ever changing puzzle. As the pieces fit together, you will see the bigger picture, but that picture will constantly evolve as more pieces appear to be placed within it.
This first piece is my "introduction." This will give you a little more insight as to who I am, and why I'm here.
I am Meagan; writer, musician, actor, model, teacher, artist, and more... I am here to spread peace and love to the world in all that I do - and that includes this blog.
So please, keep coming back. I will be sharing more peace and love, and more of my life, my stories, my views, my creativity, and my interests with you. I will give you links to great Bohemian websites. I will post fun pictures, articles, and information for you. I will do reviews on stuff that interests you! And of course I will open up to you.
I wrote a song about being a creative, open person. Some of the lyrics really make more sense now that I am here:
"I'm not talking about things that I don't know about and I'm not pretending to be something I'm not, and I'm not everything you expect from me; I'm just everything you don't... But I want you to know, that I will open up my heart to you, open up my heart to you, open up my heart to you... all you need to do, is ask me how I feel, and ask me what is real, and I will let you in... 'cause I cannot deceive you, I cannot deceive you, I cannot deceive you... when all I know is truth."