Monday, February 28, 2011

Rain and Annie.

"Self-consciousness is the curse of the city and all that sophistication implies. It is the glimpse of oneself in a storefront window, the unbidden awareness of reactions on the faces of other people—the novelist’s world, not the poet’s. I’ve lived there. I remember what the city has to offer: human companionship, major-league baseball, and a clatter of quickening stimulus like a rush from strong drugs that leaves you drained. I remember how you bide your time in the city, and think, if you stop to think, 'next year…I’ll start living; next year…I’ll start my life.' Innocence is a better world."

-Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Black and White.

Black and White Wednesday
or 3-D glasses at the movie theater with Miranda.

These pictures happened over Christmas break, and I stumbled upon them on my camera this afternoon.
Made me smile :)

Here's to friends and ridiculous picture memories!

(This post inspired by

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Ok, so I may be more excited about this little guy than i should be,
but isn't he adorable?
I just bought him tonight and have been reading up on all things plants.
Let me tell you a little bit about him:
He's a Dracaena
He likes medium light
He's from Tropical Africa
He's easy to grow (according to the little plant tag, which i hope is right!)
and he's supposed to purify the air! (way cool!)

Oh, and P.S., I want to name him...any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Check out "Happiness Is . . ."

A lovely blog reminding us that love is all around :)


Also, a wonderful song i stumbled upon this afternoon:

"Stole My Heart"
by Little and Ashley

Monday, February 14, 2011


"They do not love that do not show their love.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love."

Saturday, February 12, 2011


After a long week of cold and snow and homework, the sun came out.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Because of Valentine's Day, and all things love.

Here's one I made :)

Make your friends homemade Valentine's cards this year!
Be creative and use old magazines, glitter . . . get crafty! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Let me introduce you to one of my favorite artists:

Meet Amy Kuney:

She's a singer songwriter and she has some wonderful songs.

I would recommend:

*Simple Things


*Rocket Science

She's getting me through four tests and a paper this week! :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I went to the Hunter Art Museum in Chattanooga this afternoon and came across this lovely piece:

Under the Sun
By Andy Saftel

(It's so much nicer close up)
Quite inspirational . . . and summer-ish, don't you think?
It reminds of me of summer beach days at my grandparents cottage in Michigan.
Summer come quickly!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Well, Italy plans have been postponed.
In fact, I probably won't be spending the month of May in San Lorenzo eating gelato and snapping a million photos.
I'm disappointed, but I have different plans now, which involve Seattle and grad school and writing.
Which still sounds wonderful :)

So until I actually end up in Italy, I will continue watching Letters to Juliet and When in Rome and dream about beautiful sunny places overseas.

Happy Weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Hey guess what?

I'm going to Italy!

Yes, it's for real, and yes I'm thrilled to pieces!

Of course I immediately made a list when i found out: learn Italian, thrift for cute clothes, and buy a new journal among other things.

Mmmmm :)