Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thennn after school I had ballet! And we had a new girl who has just moved here from BELGIUM! I get the idea that her parents are ambassadors or something and she only knows a couple English phrases/questions. I used my very limited knowledge of French to find out that she's 13 and will be staying in the US for eight months. Oh, and her name is Clementine, which is so fabulous I can't even put it into words. She's so sweet and tiny and adorable, I wanted to adopt her. She's really brave too- if I moved to Belgium I sure as hell would not be taking a ballet class in a language I didn't understand! It's my goal to learn more French over the next few weeks so I can actually have a decent conversation with her.
After ballet I was supposed to go to my school's talent show, but it was canceled for reasons I'm not even sure of. But my best friend Syd slept over, which was lovely because she hasn't done that in soooo long. We watched Glee (which I must admit I'm obsessed with now) and Fantasia, ate vegan s'mores, got way too competitive playing Wii Fit, and talked and figured a lot of things out. And came up with the phrases, "You make me feel like a woodchuck!" and "BFF's R us. NO NO NO BFF's is we!" Oh yes and in the morning we made nutella and banana crepes. We're pretty awesome, yes.
Today it snowed, such beautiful snow! Maybe four inches. It took forever to get the roads plowed but I didn't mind because it gave me an excuse to stay inside all day. I decided to bake since I love how cozy and warm my kitchen gets in the winter. Perfect snow day activity. I made chocolate sandwich cookies (which are technically called "whoopie pies" but that's a disgusting name I refuse to use) and would be happy to share the recipe if anyone is interested. They were divine.
Hope you're all having nice weekends as well!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The other day I found the Swedish store Modekungen. And while I have no clue what any of the words on the site mean, it does have some rather awesome pieces. For example, I found these cardigans that fit exactly how I’m feeling right now.. Do you ever have days where your attitude is just blahhhh so all you want to do is wear jeans and a sweatshirt and pull all your hair off your face and not worry about what other people think? I’ve been feeling like this for the past three days and I definitely hope it goes away soon. It’s almost Friday already though, hooray!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
IDYLLIC- i·dyl·lic. adj.
1. suitable for or suggestive of an idyll, charmingly simple or rustic
2. simple and carefree
I guess this word isn't too uncommon, but I just love it! Just hearing it makes me feel calm and tranquil. Today after my chemistry test, I wasn't allowed to talk or leave my seat until everyone else finished so I made a list of things I think are idyllic on my calculator! I could say that in real life I'm not as much of a loser as I seem to be on this blog, but that would be lying so..
1. Port Clyde, Maine
2. Spending winter mornings in my wool socks eating oatmeal
4. This song, which makes me feel like I am in stuck in a log cabin after a snowstorm in Wisconsin
5. The northern lights (which I haven't seen yet but am going to at some point!)
7. Bicycles with baskets
Anything you'd like to add?
I am really really tired. I feel boring. I want summer. Or an adventure. Mrawrawrawrawrawr.
Monday, January 25, 2010
So I’m going to start using film cameras and printing my photos a lot more. I have my grandfather’s old Canon, and now he’s sent me a Pentax Superprogram that is even better (yes I do feel rather unworthy). Plus I still have the old point and shoot I used as a kid. From now on, I’ll bring one everywhere so I don’t miss any important moments that I want to keep forever.
Using film might take more effort and money than digital, but I think it’ll be worth it years from now when all of my most special memories are still saved on paper, ready for reminiscing on or sharing. Just my thoughts. Anyone want to join me?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
So I never really liked shoes until recently. I can't tell you how many years I went through where all I would wear on my feet was black slip on Chucks. But within the past year-ish I've started to take more of an interest in shoes and see them as a continuation of my personal style. Lately whenever I look at my wardrobe I just think blahhh so I'm hoping to get a pair of new, eye catching shoes soon!
On an Etsy note (HAHA when am I not on an Etsy note?) there’s always emandsprout. Because HELLO, tangerines are awesome.
Okay now that I feel selfish and materialistic I’m going to call my friend so we can plan a bake sale to fundraise for Haiti.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I love The Selby, I love seeing how people interact with their homes. I think probably my favorite house that’s been featured there is the one of Leyla and Ben from heartsrevolution. I have it bookmarked and have looked at it so many times, but it never fails to make me feel really cheerful and creative.
Also, I always feel inspired to paint a pink streak across my eyes whenever I see this. Hm. Wonder if we still have any face paint…
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
1.) Scrap fabric bow, made of a pretty peacock pattern
2.) Babuska doll! Who shall be called Olia.
3.) My personal favorite- origami fish! Made out of an old map.
Sorry for the not so wordy post, I'm on a final studying schedule and just wanted to quickly share! Hope all of you are having splendid weeks.
P.S. After the last post a couple people asked me how I figured out how to edit my photos by changing around the html of my post.. I'm no expert, I googled to find what I needed. But I'd be happy to explain a few tricks in layman's terms for anyone interested- just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
"I'm not going to do a pop album anytime soon. I'm not going to dye my hair blonde and wear pink mini-skirts."
I've liked EB since I saw her in the Series of Unfortunate Events movie like.. five years ago? She's really pretty in a non-Hollywood way and seems quite down to earth. I hope she's in more movies soon.
P.S. I figured out how to edit my html to do fun photo resizing/placement, can you tell?
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Feeling: almost okay, tired, happy my algebra exam is over
Trying: to crochet unsuccessfully
Liking: lists, clementines, big rings, dusk particles in the sunlight
Wishing: I were a stunt acrobat and could play the double bass again
Listening: To Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
1. full of disorder or stress: troubled
For example, this week so far has been very vexatious because I...
- got a 72% on a government test that would have gotten me an A for the semester had I done well on it
- can't tolerate my family
- have to study for my five exams, which start on Friday
- can't concentrate on said studying
- am finding it hard to even think of things to put on this list
Monday, January 11, 2010
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite movie/TV star: Hilary Duff
Favorite music group/singer: Carrie Underwood
Best friend: Lynn
Favorite store: Limited Too
When I grow up I want to be a(n): geologist or interior designer
What are your most cherished possesions and why?
- My cat because I got more responsibilitys when I got her
- My ballet slippers because they show that I can dance with grace
- My cello because it's great to play an instrument
I get angry when: my family ignores me
My idea of a good time is: when I'm with my friends and time fly because I'm having fun
I wish my parents knew: I'm mad at them for making me move
I hope I'll never: be held back in school
If I had one wish, it would be for: a chance to sing with Carrie Underwood
I often worry about: people talking about me behind my back
I wish people wouldn't: hurt animals
When I finish high school: I want to get a full ride college scholarship
My best friends would say that... I'm shy when meeting new people but when I'm with my friends, I braver.
The most important thing in my life is... to try to do my best so I can strive.
Hahaha, "so I can strive"? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Obviously times have changed a lot (I promise I'm not obsessed with Carrie Underwood anymore). But some things have stayed exactly the same over five years. Overall I'm just happy I got a little chance to reminisce!
Now question for you: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I actually like photoshoots with children as the subjects a lot more than ones with adults. Themes are always a lot more impressive when they're shown through a kid's imaginative perspective.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Thanks very much to Tegan and Sarah for tagging me! I can now rest assured knowing that I'm a haute mess. Now seven things (why is it always seven?)
1. I probably find it a bit too amusing that the names of my taggers are Tegan and Sarah, OMG like the band Tegan and Sarah!
2. I have a "necklace" of moles on my neck and a birthmark in my left temple, I love it.
3. I just ate a delicious pumpkin ginger cupcake, which can be seen on my cupcake blog!
4. Today I decided that I'd like a pet sloth. They seem very cuddly and warm, minus the whole sharp claw thing.
5. When I was younger I totally hated being white because most of my friends were Asian. I wanted to be Japanese SO BAD I cried.
6. I am queen at dance dance revolution for PS2.
7. My favorite number is 7 because when you multiply it by 3 you get 21. This somehow makes it a good number to my brain, even though I don't like 21 that much.
I know I'm supposed to tag people for this now, but it started soo long ago I bet almost everyone's had it so far. If you haven't though, take it because I want to read your seven things!
Monday, January 4, 2010
And I've decided to restart my project 365. I randomly started my first around May of 2009 and really enjoyed it for a while. But then my life got a lot busier and more hectic, so I had a hard time taking pictures that really showed what I was capable of, photography-wise. And often times I wouldn't have time to upload my pictures until weeks after I'd taken them, which lead to me being overly stressed about which picture I took on which day and how a lot of them actually sucked. In other words, it stopped being fun for me. So I quit.
Oh and while I'm at it, I suppose I'll share a couple of my favorite pictures from the uncompleted project.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
1.) Ate lots of chocolate chip cookies
2.) Got thoroughly creeped out by this doll in my bedroom
3.) Tried very very hard to avoid drama with grandparents by not replying to controversial topics and smiling at their backhanded compliments
4.) Stopped trying to avoid drama with grandparents when they referred to one man as "that Mexican" and another as "a negro". And oh yes also when they said Kiki was a childish name.
5.) Read two novels
6.) Felt as if my brain was melting from boredom and lack of activity
7.) Witnessed sub-zero temperatures for about three minutes to show the vibrant social scene of the town
8.) Slept a total of 25 hours in 6 days
And now that I'm home, I'm going to:
1.) Make a bunch of hairbows
2.) Watch Matilda
3.) Bake cupcakes
4.) Not think about school tomorrow
HAPPY NEW YEAR!