The Sunny Set

Get in Line to the Lanes

It looks like I may need to reevaluate Sunny Set Goal #123. I idealized getting a bowling score of 100 but clearly, after this week’s bowling adventure, I may have to set my sights a little lower. I guess the bumpers in the past had given me false hopes, considering my meager bumper-free score for the first time. While everyone else was getting 70’s, 60’s, even 50’s, by the seventh round, I had only knocked three pins down! THREE! Thankfully by the end of the game I had a whopping 16 as my final total. Whoopie. Bowling championship here I come.
Even though I may have been the worst bowler that night, I still had a blast. Our sorority went with a fraternity to the *neon* bowling alley at City Walk. It was so nice to catch up with some good friends—especially considering the Wahalo Wednesday theme (nothing like tacky Hawaiian shirts). So despite my bowling blunders, the event itself was a total ball.
Bowling doesn’t get enough praise these days. It’s a fun tradition and I think it’s making a  comeback. Hopefully my score makes a comeback too next time I give bowling a try.
Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

Singing Away Stage Fright

Would you get up in front of a crowd of 300 people to imitate your favorite rock star? My social psychology professor asked this question and about 30% of a 300 person class said that they would. But when it came time to perform for the class, only two people actually did it. I sure didn’t walk down the aisle to stand before 300 college student faces staring at me. But I did make up for my little stint of stage fright by completing…
Sunny Set #92: Sing karaoke in front of everyone.
I had an absolute blast going out with my sorority sisters last week to a karaoke/sushi bar. Of course my debut song could have been none other than “Mamma Mia,” a priceless Abba song. We all had so much fun singing together, everything from the classics like Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls to some newer Eminem (where I learned that I am certainly not the most gifted rapper by any means). I highly encourage you go out to karaoke sometimes; so long as you’re in a safe environment with your friends who won’t judge your off key notes and so long as there is some heavy duty back-up singers on the track. But all bet you all have lovely singing voices so I’m sure you need no assistance!
Happy singing friends!
 
Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

The Sunny Set: #272

I believe in the power of the written word. It is a source of knowledge, creativity, and mutual understanding. It creates a special bond between people, whether they are the best of friends or they live on opposite sides of the world. The written word should be shared and that is why I love to write every day. It is an opportunity to express my thoughts and it is also an opportunity for greater awareness by reading the words of others. This blog has given me the chance to share my words and let others share theirs as well. And that is why I want to attempt to achieve…
Sunny Set Goal #272: To intern at Seventeen or Cosmopolitan magazines.
One can dream right? I realize that this is no easy feat but if I never try, it will certainly never happen. So I’m going to try and let the cards fall where they may. And as much as I would like to delve into the details, I think it’s time for me to finish up those cover letters—which is no easy feat. How do you impress someone in about five seconds without them ever meeting you? Words certainly do matter in this situation.
With that being said, I need to submit some articles for them to get a feel for my writing style. Does anyone have any suggestions for a favorite article that I’ve written? I want to put my best foot forward and I would really appreciate your help!
Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook 
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
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