Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Quote of the Week

Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson

(photo via papertissue)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Last Hurrah

Day at the beach- Check.
Night on the town- Check.
Day by the pool- Check.
Buying a new lunchbox- Check.
Night with the Food Network and You've Got Mail- Check.
12 hours of sleep- Check.
An entire Sunday to relax/read/eat/cook/clean? Check.

Grad School on Wednesday.
On the verge of some big changes.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My College Graduation Party

I think everyone had fun.
1) Family, friends and family friends enjoy delicious snacks early on in the night.
2) Ryan, Kyle, James, and Rachel
3) Melina Dave and Michelle
4) If me and Steve had myspaces, this is how we'd pose.
4) Some of the boys
5) Steve with the tambourine he bought me!
5) Rach and Me
6) Normal picture of Steve and I
7) Me and my besties: Catie, Michelle, Me, Rachel, Melina
8) The best cupcakes in the world. And they're all mine.
9) Melina's Mommy and my Mommy.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Do you remember that day you fell outta my window?"
"I sure do, you came jumping out after me."
"Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?"
"Yes I do."
"Well there's something I never told you about that night."
"What didn't you tell me?"
"While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you til just now."
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Home

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ben Kweller

My sister and I are huge Ben Kweller fans. Any time he's in town, whether we are living in Boston or New York, we go see him perform. This time, he was opening for Barenaked Ladies at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Now I must tell you, Barenaked Ladies were awful so we only stayed for like 2.5 songs. Just couldn't take it any more. But Ben was brilliant as always. I really really missed seeing him be the headliner, because that's truly what he deserves. He's so great, and seeing him in intimate venues before like The Paradise and The Avalon and Somerville Theatre, seeing him up in the nosebleed seats of radio city was just not the same. But regardless, I am huge supporter and will always see him when possible. I was going to buy a t-shirt of his or something, but it turns out I already owned everything they had for sale in the BK merch tent. It's love.

ps. that stick is a light up stick they put in my glass of wine so they could charge me ten dollars for it. I made Jess do silly things with it. And we had a delicious dinner, too.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Quote of the Week

It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
Woody Allen

(photo found via thingssheloves)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can I?

A girl in my drawing class last semester had these boots, and she wore them with a lot of cute things. Ever since I have been wanting a pair of my own. The last time I owned a pair of doc martens was during what I call my "Avril Lavigne Days" in middle school, where I shopped at Hot topic and wore sleeves without a shirt attached to them and pyramid belts. However, I think these are edgy, yet feminine and would actually look great with tights and some dresses and skirts. I am not sure if I can pull it off, and they are $120 bucks, so any thoughts? Worth the risk? I've almost went ahead and ordered them twice already, but maybe the fact that they are not my usual thing is stopping me. I just happen to think they are adorable.

* I decided to go a different route, since I really need shoes I can wear with a lot of different things.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Learning to Relax

The journey to relaxation is a difficult one. I have come to learn that I am not good at relaxing. This can actually be a blessing in disguise. But once in a while, when I have a little too much time, when I have a short list of obligations, I actually start to go a little crazy. Sometimes I daydream about living on an island somewhere, or in the mountains, just spending days left to my own devices- spending time creating, reading, cooking, relaxing. I think how nice that would be.

But then I realize that I would quickly go insane. I need assignments, I need obligations, I need to be needed. I need to have chores, errands, homework, conflicts. Or else I can get cranky. Sure, I can spend a few days just reading what I want to read, sleeping in, being lazy, doing inconsequential things. But as I'm doing these things, there's always a little part of me that's worried about what I am going to do next. God forbid I run out of things to do!

At this point in the summer I'm in limbo. I've had a great summer and I've kept myself relatively busy most of the time with fun things and some work. But now I'm only a couple of weeks away from school and I'm anticipating a time that I am going to be so busy, and life is going to change as I know it now. I'm looking forward to it. But at the same time, I'm looking forward to it, and in the meantime I am a little panicked about the lack of activity in my life at present. It's just a tiny lull, but my mind is humming with activity, a little nervousness, and a lot of excitement. This combination can be a little bit crappy.

It's okay though. I am coming to grips with the fact that I will have tons to do in a few weeks, but there's not much I can really do about it right now. In the meantime, I am doing what I can to burn off my excess energy- working out, and reading A LOT, and generally keeping busy in the silly little ways that I can. I am trying to enjoy it, because I know I'll be missing it soon enough.

Quote of the Week

Those who have abandoned belief must still believe in us. They are sure that they are right not to believe but they know belief must not fade completely. Hell is when no one believes. There must always be believers. Fools, idiots, those who hear voices, those who speak in tongues. We are your lunatics. We surrender our lives to make your nonbelief possible. You are sure that you are right but you don’t want everyone to think as you do. There is no truth without fools. We are your fools, your madwomen, rising at dawn to pray, lighting candles, asking statues for good health, long life.
Don DeLillo White Noise

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Horse Feathers

One great band that I came to love during the Newport Folk Festival was a band called Horse Feathers. The person who introduced them called them a "headache remedy in musical form." Which sums them up pretty much perfectly. We all sat there, became entranced, and then all continue to be listening to them nonstop on our ipods.

Right after their set, we walked back towards the main stage, and my friend Steve spots the violinist hanging out by one of the violin vendors, so of course we took the opportunity to tell him how much we loved their show, and also got a picture with him.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Big Girl Work Clothes

I am starting an internship AND graduate school in September. Now, I've had jobs and school before, but I think the time has come that I should really present myself as an adult, more than before at least. That being said, I've been trying to find places where I can get reasonably priced, professional (yet youthful) and fashionable attire. So far I have come across Boden. Right now I love jcrew, but let's be real, I can't afford an entire wardrobe from there. And I feel guilty buying something there that I can get for a cheaper price somewhere else. So help?

Keep in mind that I'm going to social work school, and I am interning under the school social worker at an elementary school. I can't be wearing anything too flashy.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quote of the Week

He insists on a version of you that is funnier, stranger, more eccentric and profound than you suspect yourself to be--capable of doing more good and more harm in the world than you've ever imagined--it is all but impossible not to believe, at least in his presence and a while after you've left him, that he alone sees through your essence, weighs your true qualities . . . and appreciates you more fully than anyone else ever has.
The Hours Michael Cunningham

(photo via diamondinthedark)

Home from the Best Weekend Ever!

I'm back from Newport! Don't worry, you'll get the deets soon. This photo is from the very end of the festival, when Elvis Perkins played "Doomsday" with the What Cheer? Brigade. If you click the picture, it will bring you to the Newport Folk Fest's facebook page. But for now, I have a John Mayer Concert to attend.


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