Thursday, December 2, 2010

the battle

via weheartit

sorry my posts have been pretty lame-sauce lately. click here for an explanation. 


Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

perfect for a snowy day

It's a blustery day outside, and this song has been keeping me warm.

Friday, November 19, 2010

a lovely collaboration

So, I have this friend. Her name is Anna.

She is wonderful. 

She manages to find happiness in almost anything. Give her a cloudy day and she'll brighten it up. Tell her your dilemma and she'll find the perfect thing to say.

Oh, and read her blog. It's fabulous.

Which brings me to my next point...

Anna and I have created a new blog for us to share!
(It's kind of our pride and joy right now.)
Check it out! 


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

wanna know something?


I'm dancing in the streets, I'm laughing in the hallways, I'm being myself. 

And it works. 

Watch this.

I might have posted this already...but I don't even care. I just love them so much. 

Monday, November 15, 2010


I made a decision today.

Why mope when I can be happy?

Why frown when I can smile?

Why complain when I can laugh?

I decided to be happy. 

It made all the difference in the world. So did these:





Saturday, November 13, 2010

shoved to the side

This week, despite its happy beginning, did not end so well. I'm not sure how, or why it happened that way. I've been trying to ignore it; trying to shunt it to the side and pretend that it doesn't matter, or that I don't really care that much about it, but ever reliable, the uneasiness and discontent comes back to gnaw at me, lurking in the back of my mind. Ah. I didn't want this post to be negative. So many things are happy in my life! The weather is perfect, the Christmas music is on, and I have the best family and friends in the world. And yet, the melancholy feeling continues, and I tell people,

Monday, November 8, 2010

the happiness

Have you ever had a day that is completely void of unexpected events?

You wake up, you go along with your usual routine, and it's the same as it has always been.

Nothing special happens. Nothing specific comes along to make you exceptionally happy.

You just...are. 

You're just happy. 

Today was one of those days.

Monday, November 1, 2010

we can do it!

a witch, a wizard, and a were-pire. and me.

 on halloween, I played with harry potter,
 did nymphadora tonks' makeup,
 and drove this guy to school.

aren't they the cutest?

oh. and here's me.

Miss Rosie the Riveter.

halloween 2010 = success.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This morning,
I opened the door.

My car was covered with a light layer of snow.

All day,
the world outside the school windows was a delightfully gloomy picture.
The clouds were promising more.

This evening,
I walked through a soaking blizzard.

My hair got wet. My coat was speckled with snowflakes. I started to sing.

I'm currently cozy in my house. The prospect of a world washed in white makes me giddy. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010


It comes, leaves a memory, and then flies away quickly; I am unable to catch it and save it in a jar, poking holes through the lid to give it oxygen. 

I can't set it on my shelf and look at it, waiting for it to move or try to escape. It merely comes when it chooses, giving me an hour here, a few minutes there. 

I laugh with time; I flirt with time. I lose track of it, another quality that makes it impossible to capture and protect. I am constantly running out of it; my supply runs dry and life gets harder. It's like... a best friend who I haven't seen for a week or two, or when I go a whole day without seeing my baby brother.

Do you have any time on your hands? And if you do, would you lend me some?


Thursday, October 7, 2010


finish this movie.

among other things.

Monday, October 4, 2010

this blog lives at a new address.
I like it.

It seems more relevant to the blog and less...every-other-address-was-taken-so-i-just-used-a-random-mashup-of-words-ish.


Friday, October 1, 2010

the playlist happy

sweet disposition - the temper trap

you make my dreams - hall & oates

take on me - a-ha

m79 - vampire weekend

la valse d'amelie - yann tiersen

the cave - mumford & sons

sweet darlin' - she & him 

i'd rather dance with you - kings of convenience 

us - regina spektor

i was made for you - she & him

all via weheartit

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

look and see-saw

Sometimes you see little slices of the world that seem to be meant just for you. 

I was sitting on my porch in the early evening hours, and the sun was bathing the world in a rosy glow of orange and gold. The after-effects of a long, relaxing bike ride lingered in arms and legs, and I had never felt so comfortable in a wooden chair before. I had a tall glass of water on one side of me and the best book on the other. I set down my book, thought for awhile, and stared aimlessly across the street at the nearly empty neighborhood park. I suddenly realized what I was looking at. A young man and woman were there, standing on the teeter-totter, laughing together. They looked young; old enough to be dating-for-marriage, and young enough to be almost-newlyweds. They soon abandoned the teeter-totter for the swing-set, and then their car. Just as she was about to get in, he swept her into his arms, spun her around, set her back down and said, "You're it!" He then proceeded to run away. She mockingly tried to tag him, but failed miserably. He was not to be defeated. She laughed, he laughed. They walked to their car, and gave each other a tender kiss. He opened her door, got in the driver's seat, and drove away. 

I love love.
-The Format 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

extra, extra.

Nan Lawson. Look her up. I love these prints so much.

with a friend

Tell me your secrets, your wants, and your wishes.
Who do you emulate? 
Fly away with me to the blue, briny sea 
and we'll sit and speculate. 

The hours waltz by in a dizzying way, the measure of time obsolete. 
Decisions aren't made and nothing's arranged.
We enjoy all those things incomplete. 

Ivory keys and vibrating strings 
combine in a sweet consultation.
You sing the high part, and I'll sing the low, 
in a lovely and pure combination.

via weheartit


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


everybody wants to love.


everybody wants to be loved.

-ingrid michaelson

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

discoveries and growing older.

I am myself.  I love being myself.

Senior Year is an interesting time. It is a time to enjoy. I have my friends; it is no longer my main priority to find people that I connect with. I already have strong connections. I'm making them stronger every day.

That doesn't mean I can't make new friends.
There are sophomores to smile at! Juniors to become acquainted with! Seniors to become reacquainted with!

I love it. I don't have to pretend to be anyone, anything, or any other person.

I'm just me.

I'm just myself.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

happy list

AP literature.
fun in society.
sensational seniors.
singing fiends.
Stephen Colbert.
new cousin.
AP psychology.
pen pal.
Harry Potter lovin' brother.
dream journal.
plaid backpack.
new bike tire.
Billie Holiday.
movie night.
cute sis.
crazy teacher.
fabulous teachers.
pool partyin'.
fun paper.
new books.
senior year.

this is it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

when friends take flight and you're left behind

School starts in five days. 

This one leaves for China in five days. 

Everyone else leaves for college in five days. 

Five days.

Just five. 


take me with you. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Just thought I'd share...
this poster, in all its glamorous glory, is now hanging in my room.

true love.

Monday, August 9, 2010

wishlist [paris, france edition]

L'Orangerie Skirt, from ModCloth. 

These magnets, from ModCloth

French Toast Stamp, from Fred Flare. 

Mon Petit Chou Dress, from Modcloth

paris, please.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

oui, oui!

This made me swoon a little bit. I simply adore it. And I want to go to Paris with all my heart.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

the dream I often have.

To work at a glorious store, five minutes away from my abode.

I applied today.

Now everytime it's 11:11, or I see the evening star, or I toss a penny into a fountain,


is what I'm wishing for.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

If you can guess what I bought yesterday, I'll give you a gold star.

And if you already know, DON'T SPOIL IT! ;) But seriously, people.

Clue #1

I have been wanting this for a long time.

Clue #2

By buying this item, I have joined a tranportation revolution (or so I like to think).


Clue #3

You know you want one too.

It's pretty, it's fabulous, it's incredible. Any guess what it may be? Let's hear it...

Monday, August 2, 2010

who am I?

Sometimes I am not sure. I'm a dreamer. I have goals to meet. I dream of life after high school, but also of life during high school. Friendships and relationships pepper my daydreams, and I sprinkle them over reality. I am an individual: a unique version of the seventeen year old girl. I love to love. I love to be loved. Musical fantasies often occupy my thoughts. Singing is my escape, and a way for me to express myself, though not the only way I do so. I talk. A lot. I act. Sometimes I show off. I try to avoid it. I love pretty things. Being a girl is wonderful. Random obsessions sometimes distract me.  I'm smart. Writing gives me a thrill. I love to read and get to know characters in books. I daydream about historical heroes. I use their  examples to make sure I'm living right. I am a girl.
I will succeed.

Friday, July 23, 2010

this concert was mind-blowing.


zach condon. (I am in love.)


Thursday, July 22, 2010