Thursday, December 30

happy birthday Pops

Another year closer to senior discounts.

He's pretty excited.

Last night, as I was looking into the mirror, all I saw was my dad. I have his crinkly eyes, his laugh lines, and his puffy nostrils. I have his humor and I have his habit of getting choked up when I'm talking about something or someone that matters to me. I have his love of ice cream. I have his extreme lack of patience for bad drivers. I have his ability to hold back when I have a really good zinger. And because of him, it's easy to laugh about things that most people get worked up about.

Not bad qualities to find when looking in the mirror.

Thanks for your good genes dad. Love you more than I could say.

Monday, December 20

music for your Monday

It's Christmas week! So let's celebrate with the musical stylings of Zee Avi.

Friday, December 17

it's beginning to look a little like Christmas

Immediately after getting home from my last final on Tuesday night, I grabbed our free/pathetic looking Christmas tree from the closet (were I had hidden it from myself in order to resist the urge to decorate it instead of study). And then my roommates and I decorated it with pretty little ornaments and lights and snowflakes and popcorn strands.

Man oh man, I love Christmas trees. I love walking home, looking up, and seeing it in our window. It looks pretty gosh darn good for a free fake tree.

And yes.
The ornaments are hung with dental floss.

I like to keep things classy.

Tuesday, December 14


After today I will stop using this blog as a complaining outlet in every. single. post.
Because really, complaining is not fun to read, it's only fun to write.
My bad.

aaah what am I doing on here?! Back to studying useless information, stat!

it's 2am

I am sitting at my desk.

I've written three and a half papers in two days.
I've just had my fifth bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
My eyes are glazed over like a maple donut.
There is Kleenex shoved up my nose because I am too tired to keep getting a new one.
I've got fifty flashcards splayed out before me and I can't remember why Le Corbusier was important or what the difference is between the Wiener Werkstatte and the Deutscher Werbund.

And yes, regardless of the context, typing "Wiener" at the two in the morning does make me giggle a little.

The day I have been dreading all semester is finally upon me. In less than six hours I will take an exam from a woman who delights in creating confusing questions with "choose the BEST answer" multiple choices. In eight and half hours my hands will feel like they are about to fall off from writing for a little old man who excels in crafting essay exams that make you change your opinion halfway through. Afterwards I will begin studying for and do my homework for my final exam, given by a woman who is so ineloquent (whoa, surprised to see that's actually a word, I guess spellcheck knew I was writing about her) that my brain literally goes numb every Tuesday evening from seven to ten pacific standard time, who failed to inform the class on what our final was to be on, because even she didn't know yet.

It's 2am on Tuesday morning.
And Wednesday could not come sooner.

In other news my roommate found a three foot tall artificial Christmas tree on the sidewalk today. Nothing like a free fake tree to get you into the Christmas spirit.*

*Tinsel included!

Monday, December 13

music for your Monday

I'm taking a break from my ridiculous finals cramming and essay writing
(just finished my third essay out of the four I started yesterday, and to top it ALL off, I'm sick and sound like an old lady with emphysema)
to share a little musical delight.

I despise today.
This song reminds me that things will be all better come Wednesday.

Thursday, December 9

The girl in the quiet space at school is the loudest typer I have ever laid ears on. She is attacking her keyboard so aggressively that I am imagining the keys softly weeping, begging for mercy.

The guy sitting next to me smells like wet dog.

And I have four hours to finish my essay.

I want it to be next Wednesday.

oh thank God. Keyboard abuser just packed her things.

Wednesday, December 8

oh geez oh geez

one of my papers is due tomorrow.

Have I started writing it? No.
Have I fully decided on the topic? Definitely (no, no I definitely have not).

Oh geez oh geez

Monday, December 6

music for your Monday. Mean reds style.

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Creatively and personally.

So tonight after a long day of work I came home and listened to this song on repeat. It always calms me down. Because nothing is better than a little Audrey to help your mean reds.

Wednesday, December 1

hey Santa, just in case you were wondering

these are a few of the things I'd like to find
my stocking Christmas morning.

[1] Tartine Recipe Book Okay, so maybe I'll never bake anything in this book, but at least I can drool over the photos.
[2] Madewell Ice Cluster necklace Because it sparkles.
[3] J Crew leather tote A stylish alternative to my ugly backpack.
[4] Hunter rain boots Walking in the rain in canvas shoes is miserable. I'd much rather be splashing around in these.
[5] Benefit Eye Bright I love this stuff, right now the one I have is nothing but a little nub, its time to restock!
[6] EmersonMade Dahlia Clutch What wish list is complete without one of these adorable clutches?
[7] Paper Source Letter Holder Right now all my mail is sitting in piles on my desk. This would make things much prettier and way more organized.
[8] Anthro rug This would bring some great color into my room and hopefully wouldn't shed like the rug I have in there now.
[9] Baggu bag I don't know if I've professed my love for these on here yet. So... I LOVE THESE. I've already got three or four but I could always use more. They're these great nylon totes that fold up into practically nothing and fit oh so perfectly into my purse. Perfect for shopping, carrying laundry, anything! They make a great gift for friends and family, too, not just yourself (although I will admit, I bought a whole bunch last year and ended up keeping most of them for myself). And there are SO MANY colors to choose from!
[10] J Crew Puffer Jacket San Francisco breezes + rain = no fun without a hood or rain repellent jacket. This one covers all the bases.
[11] Camera Pencil Sharpener I've got a whole bunch of sparkly pencils that I can't use anymore since I don't have a pencil sharpener. This one would do the trick!
[12] Staedtler Pens My mom got these for me last Christmas, I love them so much that I want another set!

What are you all jonesing for this Christmas?