Friday, November 28


We just finished our sculpture unit in my Humanities class, and my love for Michelangelo has been reawakened. Can you understand why?
I look at this and have to remember that it isn't real. The folds are intricate and the detail is mesmerizing. I am amazed that a human being could see this inside of a block of marble and have the capacity to coax it out of the harsh stone, creating something so gentle. I can feel Mary's pain when I look at this, and at the same time, her complete and utter faith that her Son is Divine, and that He will live again. Who knew that you could capture that in a block of stone?

Thursday, November 27


If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A Hope-er, a Pray-er, a Magic Bean buyer,
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!
~Shel Silverstein

The Cotton Ball

Crazy Horse wants to get a dog. She says that we can teach him to pee out the window so that no one will suspect us for breach of contract and he will be our little Knight in Shining Armour.I don't really like him. (We will call him George. Doesn't he look like Mr. Washington?) I just think that he will get all yappy and big and nasty and then he will have that brown stuff all over his eyes and mouth and we will have to shampoo him all the time. No thank you. I want a cat.

Monday, November 24

Monday Night Blues

It's late and I should be going to bed, but I keep waiting for Heather to come home so we can watch X-Files. I forgot that she is not here. Sad! I guess I will watch a movie and eat her ranch dip before it expires. What I really want is some cold cereal, but I am all out of milk. I can't buy any because we are leaving tomorrow and I don't have enough cereal to use up even a half gallon of milk. Sad.

p.s. I don't like the movie The Pursuit of Happyness.
So I am not getting married anytime soon. I haven't even been on a date in forever. But, I want these invitations for my bridal shower when I do. Add Image (via weddingpaperdivas)

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

This is the car I want. Dawna says I am stark raving mad. But I can't help myself. Really? Really.

via autobytel

Super Missionaries

This is my brother (on the right). He is on a mission. He is also crazy. But I love him.

Sunday, November 23


I went to see The Dark Knight last night, and I must admit, I was a bit disappointed. Everyone had told me that it was so wonderful and I would love it (except for Dawna, who I simply must learn to listen to a bit more...), but it was not my kind of a movie. I was up late trying to figure out exactly why I didn't like it, and I came up with these 3 reasons:

1) It was too realistic.
I know what you're thinking. Batman is not realistic. But I don't mean it in a superhero sense, I mean that it takes place way too close to the regular world. Most movies happen on a totally different plane. There are two crazy and fantastic organizations, and the good one must stop the bad one from executing their evil scheme that will destroy the world. Most of these movies do not take place in the every day world. I think I was frightened, not necessarily by the joker, but by the situations that we taking place too close to an ordinary level. Does that make sense? Ask me a specific question if it doesn't and I will try to clarify.

2) Chaos
I have to have organization. From the very first moment I saw the Joker, I knew that he didn't have a motive, and that frightened me more than any monster on any scary movie ever could. He even gives a little speech about how he is the agent of chaos, and that was honestly the darkest thing I had ever heard. In Isaiah 27:1, Isaiah speaks of a leviathan that represents the forces of chaos that opposed the Creator. I remember the feeling I got the first time I read that scripture, and it was a moment of fear, and then utter relief that there is something stronger than chaos.

3) Too many climaxes
There were about 3 different times when I thought they should have started wrapping up the movie. Reminiscent of Transformers, it kept going and going, and you start getting tired, and having more than one climax is obnoxious, but you can sometimes make 2 work.

So that's my opinion. Feel free to disagree, I really don't mind.

Saturday, November 22

Weddings, Weddings Everywhere!

Dawna and I went with The Lovely Bride to try on her wedding dress for the final adjustments. I think she looks simply beautiful. I am in love with little wedding dress boutiques, and this one had the best dresses I have ever seen. You should have seen some of these ethereal creations. It was intense!
Check out her cute shoes!

I think that the veil completes it.

Cute Cute Cute

Friday, November 21

The Epitome of Manliness?

Why, yes. I think so too.

Morocco Here I Come!

I am feeling the desperate need to have my own little flat and decorate it in a chic Moroccan style. I love the floor, I love pillows, and I love bright colors and intense design. Why yes, I think that this is the perfect style for me while I am on my own. A brilliant idea.

Thank you Finola Inger for these brilliant suggestions.

I can always switch to my perfect Pottery Barn style when the babies start coming.

I want to lay my head on this pretty little pillow for a few hours in the afternoon sun. Sound pleasant? I think so.

Fabulous Friday

What kind of face wash do you use? My favorite is Origins. They are the best ever. I love love love Checks and Balances™, A Perfect World™, and Plantidote™ Mega-Mushroom Face Lotion.

Thursday, November 20

Embarassing Moment of the Day

Walking out in my cami and panties, not realizing that The Lovely Couple was occupying the futon. They're so darn quiet! Hopefully their eyes were closed.

Chicken Fried

I have yet to find a pair of jeans that fit just right, but I hold onto the hope that they are out there somewhere. A pair of jeans that is so wonderful, I could even sleep in them and be happy. They can't be impossible, can they? I mean, every body sings about them, comparing their perfect loves to a favorite pair of jeans. So, I am still on the look out for a cute pair of jeans, not too tight, not too loose, that make me look hot and feminine and fit just right. These ones from Abercrombie and Fitch are looking good. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 19

Love Love Love

Some things I love today:

1) Raspberries
Yummy Ummy! My favorite snack!

2) Books
Everybody knows that I have an unhealthy obsession with books. I cannot walk into a bookstore, because I will buy books instead of food, and that leaves me in a very nutritionally poor situation. These pretty books are via book/daddy

3) All natural mommies
I am a huge advocate for mothers who chose to go the natural route. I find home births, breastfeeding, and stay-home mommas fascinating. One day I will be as cool as my momma and all of her friends. nienie is pretty neat too.

4) Brides
How fun are weddings? I can't wait to be a bride. The romance, the flowers, everything about it is magical. Cute couple via Wedding On Frame

5) Ballerinas
These are the most elegant creatures. Everything about the art is fascinating to me. I wish that I could do it, but I don't think I have the time, patience, or dedication that it would take.
Ballet beauty via This is Glamorous.

6) Peonies


Be reckless enough to gamble all or nothing to follow your dreams.
~John Galliano
I am currently a Humanities major with an English emphasis. I am toying this week with the idea of being an International Relations major. Hmmm... you think I could do both?

We aren't going to discuss the inspiration for this. Jessica already laughed hysterically when I told her.

Tuesday, November 18


I want to BE the Little Mermaid.

Dawna and I got to talking about amazing stories and the Little Mermaid is on the tv and I basically just want to abandon my life for a life at sea. I could be happy as either a mermaid or a pirate. Did you ever read The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle? She technically wasn't a pirate, but living on a ship at sea is the most romantic life I could possibly think of. Living in a Jane Austen novel would be tempting, but I'm afraid that the social confines of that kind of society would bore me after a while, where as a life at sea would have just the right amount of sunshine and adventure for me.

One of my favorite stories if all time is Kraken by Peter Dickinson (you can find it in Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits). I can't give it away, but the story of the princess and her lover being attacked by pirates is more fantastic than I could have ever imagined.

Monday, November 17

The X-Files

Yes, my roommate has converted me to the ways of the X-Files. I watch it with her and do the dance and I have fallen head over heels in love with Fox Mulder. Oops. It wasn't on purpose, but it's too late now.

We made a new nickname today...

Gropey McGee. Be careful around him. He is kind of touchy-feely.

Sunday, November 16


So all men that stepped into our apartment/lives last year were named. For instance, there was Soup Boy. He found out that I was sick (no one told him it was with mono...) and he made me soup. Not just chicken noodle, but full on MADE me a veggie chicken thing soup. I never got any, I wonder what happened to it. But after that we called him Soup Boy, and I even went out with him once, but when I see him randomly, I struggle to remember his real name.
The next was Creepy Produce Man. We met him in the produce section of Macey's. Katie said he was weird and creepy, and Dawna said, "He touched my butt!" Well I waved them off and said he was just being nice, and that no he didn't touch Dawna's butt. I ran into him a few weeks later, agreed to go out, and yes my friends, he was Creepy. With a capital C.
Mendenbar, King of the Enchanted Forest came about when Katie Kelly the Most Wonderful Series, Dealing With Dragons. A description of King Mendenbar just fit our one long and lanky friend so perfectly. Unfortunately, I slipped and let that one out, so we cannot refer to him as that in front of him and get away with secrecy.

Quantum of Solace

Oh, I forgot to mention that I love James Bond and I am so excited for the new movie that just came out. I will let you know what I think when I go see it this week.

Yummy Ummy Recipes #1

Here is a recipe for The Absolute Tastiest Salsa Ever! It's one of my favorites and a staple in my diet. I make it a lot and I like to think that it is healthy. Vegetables are always good, right? And I use light dressing, so its all good.

Corn and Black Bean Salsa
1 can of black beans, drained
1 can of fiesta corn, drained
1 can of Rotell tomatoes, drained
some cilantro
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing
1 Tablespoon of lime juice

Mix it all together and refrigerate for a couple hours to let all the flavors meld together. Yum Yum!

Saturday, November 15

I like movies. I don't watch too many, but when I do, I love them. But I get tired of them very easily, so I can only watch a movie once in a while or I will get bored and start to not like it. But here are my Top 10 Best Movies of All Time*

Support Your Local Sheriff


Pride and Prejudice

Becoming Jane

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Phantom of the Opera
The Little MermaidPeter Pan

Finding Nemo
Shakespeare In Love

*This list is subject to change and addition. Also, I watch edited versions Atonement and Shakespeare In Love

Fantastic Friday!

Last night we tried to recreate last semester. Missy came over and we ate pizza and watched the O.C. till 3 am. It was so great. I am a little tired this morning though...
But it was all worth it. We took pictures, but I have no desire for anyone in this world to see them. I start looking pretty horrific around 2:30 am.

Wednesday, November 12

Country Music Baby!

Tonight were the CMA's. They started at 7 pm, but I didn't even get home from dance class until 7:20. Then Heather called me in a panic because we were missing it, and our cable is broken and we don't really get ABC. So Heather burst into the door and we ran out into the cold (I was wearing shorts and Grecian sandals, which were the only shoes I could find, and Dawna was wearing the pink WOW sweater. Don't ask about that one.) and made our way, very quickly, to Miss Megan's pretty little place to ooo and ahh over the beautiful men who dominate the country music scene, moan over the fact that we missed Miranda Lambert and that sexy man from Lady Antebellum, and get very excited over Sugarland, who always puts on a good show, even without the pyrotechnics. All in all, it was a most satisfying night. I do so love a man in a cowboy hat and tight jeans.


I promised to put up pictures of fall, but it took me awhile because I lost my camera. I finally found it under some magazines on a chair. The same chair that Miguel sat on Monday night. My poor pink camera has seen a lot in its day. But its a tough little cookie!
So here are the pictures I took on the way home from school one day.