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Thoughts and Ideas Archives - Ashley Maria



This will be the BEST blog you will EVER read! NO, SERIOUSLY!


Look at this picture! They’re ghosts!

disney ghosts

And look at this one!! CRABS! Oh my!



Okay…so maybe not. I mean, if this blog made me some mac & cheese, then maybe it would be the best blog ever… or maybe if it, like, helped me pay my rent.

But I just have to express how TIRED I am of all those super exaggerated Blog/Buzzfeed/Jezebel links that say everything is SO AMAZING. And you will FREAK OUT when you read this. And you NEVER would have IMAGINED this would happen NEXT!!

I bet I could have imagined it. Don’t underestimate me.

These links are usually a buzzkill. Yeah, I said it.

But not this one:

Did you check it out? Pretty SPECTACULAR right? You’re welcome.


Saying everything is so AMAZING, and you would NEVER BELIEVE — that’s like extreme spoiler, right? For example, whenever a friend told me the newest episode of “Breaking Bad” was epic – that was already too much! I knew it was going to be epic, so I anticipated epic-ness. There was no “Oh wow, this episode is epic.” It was just “Yeah, it better be epic because Suzy said so.”

Sad days with those Breaking Bad spoilers… I don’t want to talk about it.

Anyways, give me a break. Please no more of these over stimulated titles to blogs. I click, and then I am immediately unimpressed expecting epic epic-ness. Unimpressed, I say!

Sure, I guess I could just stop clicking on them, but then I may actually miss something epic – and isn’t that the worst of all? Feeling left out? Sigh.

K. Bye.



It’s nice to meet you…or is it?

Alright friends. I am daring you. NO. Double dog daring you…(triple?)

double dog dare

I dare you — The next time you meet someone, shake their hand and say “It is nice to meet you,” — I want you to mean it.

The “Nice to meet you” is becoming generic and insincere. Similar to the “How are you?” No one really wants to hear how I am doing!

I’m done with people saying “nice to meet you” while not even looking me in the face! I find myself trying to stay in their gaze if only just to entertain myself. It’s nice to meet me? Are you sure? Because as far as I can tell you are just working the room, fella! And in this industry, sincerity is a lost trait.

I’m done with it. I’m over it. And you should be, too.

Don’t just try to get the “hand shaking” out of the way. Try to really MEET people. This is, after all, your first impression.




The 10 Celebrities that would make me FREAK OUT if I met them in person (FYI)

After watching Rowan Atkinson last night in the Olympics ceremony, I immediately turned into a giddy little kid remembering the days I watched “Mr. Bean.” I LOVED Mr. Bean growing up (especially the Christmas episode with Baby Jesus and the Dinosaur) and I thought to myself “Gosh, I would FREAK OUT if I ever met him!”

On that note, here are the other celebrities I would freak out to meet:

(in no particular order…don’t worry celebrities!)

1. Steve Martin (The Jerk is one of my favorite movies)
2. Bette Midler (My mom and I would listen to her music all the time)
3. Rowan Atkinson (yeah, yeah you knew that)
4. Trey Parker & Matt Stone (South Park creators! …obsessed!)
5. Any member of the Backstreet Boys (I was obsessed with Nick Carter when I was 12)
6. Tina Fey (do you have to ask? she’s awesome!)
7. Rachel McAdams (I just want to be her friend)
8. Conan O’Brien (I want to be friends with him too)
9. Tom Hanks (oh wait…I did meet him! and slightly spazzed…)
10. Barack Obama (is he considered a “celebrity?”)

Being in the film industry, I want to “play it cool” when I meet celebrities, but these 10 would just make me geek out. I’m sure there are more too, but we’ll stick with these for now.

What celebrities would make you totally lose it??