Tuesday, May 31, 2011

needing my space

my closet.

my closet might seem like a strange thing to celebrate.
but i often come here to write (escape). (ok, maybe 'often' is a stretch).
if you live in a one-bedroom apartment, you understand.
there just isn't really room enough for everyone's (my)
thoughts here, sometimes. (lars' has a pretty loud
stare when he's bored - which is always).


i always imagine that one day,
i'll have a big desk, and i'll get up
early every morning and run write
all day. yes, one day that will happen.
until then, there are closets.
and late nights.


 

Monday, May 30, 2011

southern writing

Garden & Gun magazine.


reading a new (to me) magazine today, 
for a class presentation. 
i think the name is hilarious, but
it's a beautiful magazine, full of
so many inspiring photos and articles:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

what we've been doing

memorial day weekend.

we've been busy this weekend,
and i'm trying to eke out time to do 
schoolwork, too. i know it'll all come together - 
just.one.more.week. 

so this weekend has been full of:

1. family
2. old Mr. Bean episodes
3. reading, reading, reading
4. really hot weather
5. being too tired to study
 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

another family day

family photos.

this weekend is going by so fast!
we had family time last night,
and just got back from another family gathering.
poor lars has been wondering where we've been going, 
i think. hopefully there will be more park time for him
after another week.
family time means lots of pictures,
like these:


Friday, May 27, 2011

home is where the heart is

a few family photos.


wonderful family time with jazz's 
side of the family tonight at the in-laws. 
love them. 




Thursday, May 26, 2011

thursday things

a little list of love.

1. the rain, oh the rain. 
2. mini chocolate donuts
3. ridiculously adorable miniature donkeys
4. walks in my rain boots
5. b&w movies à la Dracula with Bela Lugosi


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

i got sunshine...

friendly encouragement.

awhile back i celebrated compliment day,
and i got some really, really nice compliments
today from some totally awesome classmates, 
and i just have to say, they made my day. 
and that's huge for me right now. 
i can't thank Sydia and Krystal enough, 
for being so positive, encouraging and
inspiring. they're also going to be pretty famous
on tv someday. i'm sure of it.

aren't they adorable/beautiful/so cool:

Sydia Bell

Krystal Roberts

*photos stolen from their Facebook pages:)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

dog haz skilz

Lars is an avid shaker. 

ever since Jazz taught Lars how to shake, 
when he was just a wee little pup,
he is always trying to get us to shake with him.
he will do it all day long, 
(not for free, of course. great shakers 
are hard to come by, don't you know.)
as evidenced here:
video

Monday, May 23, 2011

i am ze vindow vasher...

Drakoola.
(that's how it sounds in my head)


heard of it? amazing book. 
i first heard it last fall on librivox,
and then we watched the movie. 
oh the disappointment! 
if you don't know, it's nothing like the book.
but what was i expecting? 
hollywood always gets it wrong. 
but that's okay. that's why we have books, no?
i love books.



Sunday, May 22, 2011

weekend recap

two days closer


To the end.

Also good: 
1. bath time for Lars
2. not sleeping in (not good = waking up at 4am)
3. making headway on a group project (boring i know)
4. great sales at j.crew
5. Ethiopian food experiments...
6. thinking about moving

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

photo-love friday

more B&W diana pics.


here are the rest of the (good) photos
from my diana roll, last week. 
i love the grainy texture, but i probably
shouldn't have been using 100 speed film
in the wintertime!
 i especially love the photo of jazz.





Thursday, May 19, 2011

publishing

SCAN launch party. 


Our quarterly magazine, for which I do copy editing, 
had its first real launch party tonight for our new issue. 
It was, in Rob's words, a "rousing success."
I couldn't have said it better. 
There was lots of chocolate, lots of picture-taking,
and some good conversations, which I really needed.


A&E editor, and baker extraordinaire, Malee.

Spring Issue 2011.

Amazing fellow writing grad students, Krystal & Sydia, who made my night.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the eye of the storm

unplugged.


today i took some time to recharge. 
life has been going at a crazy pace
recently, and as much as i hate to admit it,
i had to slow down and turn off.
for a little while at least.

i may not have met all my obligations or
done everything on my list, but i got some 
much-needed calm in my crazy little mind, and
trust me, we're all better off this way:)



good life = coffee + croissant

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

shower essentials

sea sponges. 


last December i got to meet some of 
Jazz's family in Florida, under unfortunate circumstances.
it was a sad trip, but we did pick up a few sea sponges.
and i know this is sort of an awkward celebration, but 
they have revolutionized my bathing experience.
that may be a little dramatic. but, seriously. 
they are awesome.

see:

Monday, May 16, 2011

reading: another novella

a story of detection.


this week I am reading Michael Chabon's
The Final Solution. I was once told I should
read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, 
and I confess I never did...
I've only just begun this novella,
but so far it's loverly.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

where i stand up in front of people

SCAD writing competition.


in which i had to, yes, 
read in front of people, again,
for SCAD's Just Write It competition,
for which i got to write some fiction!
it was pretty cool to be recognized
alongside some other very talented writers! 

warning: blurry photos





Saturday, May 14, 2011

le petit dèjeuner

smiley-faced breakfast.


ahhh.
i love strawberry season. 
maybe school could take a break so
me and jazz could go strawberry picking?
just a thought...


Friday, May 13, 2011

photo friday

first diana roll (b&w edition)


today i finally got back my first roll
from my diana camera. 
they didn't all come out cause 
i kept forgetting it was 100 speed film...
but there were still some good ones.



a thursday love list


these keep me sane:


1. the look on Lars' face when we go to the park
2. yoga in the living room
3. a new exercise schedule
4. vacuuming
5. crossing off the weeks til summer (only 3 left!)



P.S. Sorry for the posting delay! Blogger was down yesterday for some reason. 
Don't worry though, I'll have a friday photo post tonight, too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

temperature rising

it's almost summer!
(and it feels like it, too!)


this is what i hope my summer looks like: 


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

hell hath no fury like



i wrote an op-ed in The Connector, 
ranting about grammar mistakes.


because, you know, it's fun.

Monday, May 9, 2011

monster monday (what i'm reading now)

Frankenstein.


i've never read this book or seen the movie, 
so it's very exciting.
i have a feeling it's going to be very different 
from the depictions of frankenstein in other stories/movies.