Loving this post.

(by the way, she's a gifted photographer. and person. and my roommate.)

I'm surrounded by some incredible people.

Thanks to you all.

Life would stink without you.

image via sabino


I'm puttin my dreams on the line and praying that they won't get stuck

This is a little late.

But this is my Advertising Application Video.

Many thanks to Natalie who was willing to be me for a few shots, Josh for shooting the whole thing in 3 hours on a Saturday, Bob and Janssen for helping with the editing, and thanks to the Advertising Program for liking it.

I heart you all. Seriously.

ps: It worked :)


Remember this post?

And this one?


I got in.

If you haven't seen this commercial, do watch it. It's fabulous.
And this one, too.

*sigh of relief*


"Let me show you what I'm made of:

...good intentions are not enough." Loving this song.


Remember this letter?

It occurred to me the other day, that when we meet, I might be the one that needs to be patient and not get upset if you're upset about another girl.

A girl from your past who is still on your mind and in your heart. A girl that I will probably need to forgive, in my own heart, for how she hurt you. A girl that probably didn't really do anything wrong besides not be the right one for you.

So. If that is the case, I want you to know that I'm not going anywhere. I've been a friend a few more times than I've been a girlfriend. I've got strong shoulders and a big heart.

Big enough for both of our issues. And big enough for that kind of love where it's not about me, but about you. And what you need.

I just hope that what you need is me.


the weather/me

I feel like I might be getting sick.
Generally, my pattern is that I feel pretty sick for a day or maybe two.
And then I feel better.
So, I guess we'll see how tomorrow goes.

For tonight:
-tomato soup will replace brownies as my "fourthmeal."
-a humanities paper will be submitted by midnight , about something that has yet to be decided.
-hopefully I will get to bed around midnight, or before. that would be a nice change.

Hope you're all healthy and well!*

*(as opposed to wealthy and......which is what I almost typed)


Craving California

Today, while sitting in Spanish class, I could almost feel the warmth of the sun, even in the basement of the Humanities building.

Utah looked like summer for a little while.
I love California. I always have. I consider myself 1/4 California girl, because my mom grew up there.

California, to me, means laying in the sun all day long and reading a good book.
California means having that salty smell on your skin and beach waves in your hair.
California means getting rid of your blow-dryer.
California sunshine is so beautiful, you can't help but feel fabulous.

I dream of living in a tiny little apartment right near the beach, waiting tables at some hole-in-the-sand restaurant to pay the bills, and spending all my free time playing on the beach. Just for a little while, I think that would be heaven.

And that means I'd have to learn how to surf.

But I'm okay with that.

pic from our trip to california last year.*

*this picture reminds me of Saved by the Bell or Step by Step or something or even Babysitter's Club, in a random way.


Let's pretend like it's the summer.

The past six days have been pretty heavy.

Two midterms.
One weekend living in the Adlab.
3 days of falling asleep in my classes (what's new?).

This week has been good to me, though. The crappy days are a reminder of what I'm capable of, and I needed that.

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less*, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more and all good things will be yours."
-Swedish Proverb

image via sabino

*I'm working on this one.



Today and last night I realized I would probablylove my Humanities class if I actually took the time to do the readings. (Or do them earlier than 12 o'clock at night).

So I'm recommitting to this on-again, off-again relationship I have with my studies.

Dear Humanities,
I know that you are just a GE class. And that you don't
directly relate to my major (although I do plan on advertising to humans, not animals).

But I am going to love you. We'll be good friends, spending
lots of time together. (Thank you, 2660-page Norton Anthology of Western Literature)

And I promise to not save all the readings until the day before the late day of the test.

A girl that really wants to care about old Greek and Roman guys, orders of columns, and well, humanity.

{This line, which I read last night, from the Satyricon, struck me:

"He's got a clock in the dining room and a trumpeter all dressed up to tell him how much longer he's got to live."*

I feel like this needs to be made into a contemporary rock song.}

*Though I love this line, Trimalchio, I think you are a buffoon.


a daydream in a cup*

*several people have already posted about this song. but I love it, nonetheless.

A few small battles I feel like I'm winning:
-cleaning up my room and doing some laundry
-conquering the physical science exam.
-reaching out and saying hi to people I know, even if they might not remember my name.
-feeling like I'm actually being productive when I'm in the Adlab.
-making new friends.
-accepting the truth. and moving on.
-bridling my jealous tendencies
-making an apple pie entirely from scratch.

It's been a pretty good week so far.


Tea-drinking, yoga-doing, bohemian chic

Yesterday, Katie, Kellie and I decided we wanted to be sophisticated and mature.

So, naturally, we bought two different kinds of herbal tea:

African Apple Red


some mix of chamomile and lemongrass*


They were both pretty gross.

I guess we'll stick with apple cider and hot cocoa. For now, at least.

image via deviantart

*(I actually kind of like chamomile tea, but only when I've got a head cold.)