Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Things about me...

It's been waaay too long since I've posted anything here, so I've come back to ask for forgiveness! I've also decided to make a post about all of the things that bring me joy. I'm not feeling particularly in need of organization today, so I'm not ranking or categorizing anything...and here it is:

text messages, email, real mail, looking at the ocean just before it rains, coconut oil popcorn, natural light, TV on DVD, pizza from Mellow Mushroom, pulling my blanket up to my neck and sinking into my pillows, smelling the rain as it hits the hot concrete in the summer, Wicked, Edward Cullen, trees with white lights, shiny objects, swirlys, singing acapella, lean bodies, making collages for presents, piano ballads, clever song lyrics, the Tao, when people can get me to laugh at my idiosyncrasies, being able spell idosyncracies correctly on the first try!...but apparently not on the second try, crown molding, snuggly kitties, room temperature water, "the chair," men's cologne, following men wearing good-smelling cologne, inside jokes, prunes, watching people push the wrong side of a glass door, sheets from Ikea, popping a painful zit, bohemian dresses with slouchy boots, child-size t-shirts, sleepy puppies, fudgy brownies with walnuts, Australian/New Zealand and English accents, vacation pay, non-humid weather, chocolate chip cookies made with dark chocolate, saying "Shazam!," sharp cheddar cheese, sitting down in the aisle of a bookstore to read, hairless arms, live music, sitting in the park on a pretty spring day, stevia, Lexus IS 250's, reading a good novel until you're bleary-eyed, quick-wit, well-developed intuition, paradigm shifts, taking the subway, leisurely European mindsets, Christmas music, Love, not conforming, acoustic guitar, finished basements, grilling out with friends, someecards, old southern towns, laughing till it hurts, traveling, not wearing makeup, over-sized sweatpants paired with a fitted tee, not having a schedule to follow

Ok, that's enough for now. Hope you enjoyed learning about some of the things I love!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Martin and Osa

You need to go check out this store! It's the upscale brand within American Eagle Co. So, if you liked American Eagle as a high schooler but don't want to pay the steep prices of Banana Republic or J. Crew, then you need to check out Martin and Osa! It's a relatively new store, so I am trying to help promote it because I know people will absolutely fall in love with the clothes and the style. The website is awesome too because the models on the "shop by outfit" page move around, so you can see how the clothes move! And if you happen to have the chance to visit an actual store, the dressing rooms have buttons you push that will buzz the pagers of the store associates. That means you don't have to peek your head out of your dressing room while you're half naked to yell for an associate's attention to get you another size! Ingenious! Anyway, check them out at www.martinandosa.com

Friday, November 21, 2008

And here it is...

My new hair!! I love it. She even had to use clippers on the back to edge it up properly...I've never had it that short before!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Hair?

I'm thinking of moving in a more messy, "bohemian" direction with my hair. This style struck my fancy. What do you think?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It has begun...

NaNo is now underway, and I am already behind! It's amazing how people just come out of the woodwork and suddenly your social life explodes with no warning! I'm totally not complaining about having friends though. I love my life, and I am just trying to take everything in. There's a lot going on right now, and my life is hinged upon several big things. I don't want to say much just yet, but you should know that It's time for a change!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Needles and Yarn??

Yep, I've decided to give knitting a shot. I don't think I know what to do past the first row though. I successfully "cast on" the yarn on the needle and did one row of the "knit stitch," but beyond that I messed it up. I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong, but once I get myself going I'll be knitting up a storm! In the meantime, does anyone know how to start the next row??

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Artist's Way

I just finished reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. It took me about 6 months to make it through, but it was totally worth every second. When I first heard about this book, I think it was because the book actually sought me out. You know how you get that tingly feeling coursing through your veins when something eerie seems to be following you? That's totally what the book was doing to me! It kept telling my friends to say something to me about reading it! Ok, it wasn't quite that dramatic. Only two people told me about it, but since I had never heard about it in 25 years and then heard about it twice in the same week I felt like it was a sign I needed to read this book. Shortly after I started to read, pages started falling out and my quote book became littered with revolutionary new ideas for my soul. I was delighted beyond belief to have found such an encouraging path to freedom. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to open their creative spirit (because we all have one!) and move towards endless possibilities!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Overheard in Marietta

Regarding this girl's sandwich preferences:

"There's just something about the pepperoni and the ketchup getting hot together..."

Thursday, October 9, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

So, I've decided to embark upon a creative exploration this fall, and one of the primary things I will be doing to accomplish this is participating in National Novel Writing Month. I've never classified myself as a writer in the past, but I decided that I was going to stop painting myself into corners with the possibilities for my life. Hence why I'm willing to do "crazy" things like electing to write 50,000 words in one month! I know, that's like 163 pages. I would've had to go through 2 bachelor's degrees in Florida to write that many pages...for those of you not from FL, the whole state has this "Gordon Rule" requirement that says you have to satisfy 24,000 written words during your undergraduate degree. I was always particularly peeved when teachers included term papers in a class that didn't qualify for Gordon Rule.

Anyway, back to NaNoWriMo...I think I'm going to write a memoir. That idea came on good recommendation from a wonderful friend. I know it's not exactly a novel, but I'm sure I can fictionalize my life...it was boring enough the first time around, no need to relive it the same exact way! Go check out NaNoWriMo if you think you'd be interested in joining!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The only thing constant...

I used to think that life wouldn't be quite as chaotic once I was out of school and working full time. Ok, you don't have to laugh quite so hard. I now know better! It is what it is, and I'm learning a little bit more everyday about how to enjoy the journey instead of just waiting for the outcome. I've learned a lot in the last 3 years, and I love my life now more than I ever have before. Writing this blog is something I've wanted to do for awhile now so hopefully it will be as fun as I'd hoped it would be!

I just wanted to put a little "Welcome to My Blog" post here to say that I hope you enjoy what I have to share. Feel free to take your shoes off, prop your feet up, and smoke a join...oh, wait that's for my other blog. My bad. Right. I...um, hope you can make yourself at home here. Yes, that's what I meant to say. Enjoy!