Wednesday, June 30, 2010

the time my best friend moved to brooklyn 
and i made a cd about life...

the city swells up like a symphony:

1. Brooklyn - Wakey!Wakey!
2. Wheel - John Mayer
3. Brooklyn Blurs - The Paper Raincoat
4. Places - Blue Merle
5. I and Love and You - The Avett Bros.
6. Shadows - Au Revior Simone
7. Something Pretty - Patrick Park
8. Oh My Stars - Andrew Belle
9. Make Me Love You - Slow Runner
10. No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses
11. Manhattan - Kings of Leon
12. Bulletproof - La Roux
13. I'm Good, I'm Gone - Lykke Li
14. I Got You - Leona Lewis
15. Almost Everything - Wakey!Wakey!
16. My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille - Beirut
17. Forever Young - Youth Group
18. One Crowded Hour - Augie March
19. Paint the Silence - South

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"just because i graduated doesn't mean you need to ask me what i am going to do with my life...if i knew i'd be doing it. and once i know i'll just start doing it so you don't need to keep asking.
side note: finding a sugar daddy is a lot harder than i thought it was going to be...."

via. searching for the yet

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

something i read this morning:

"Why should I spend an hour in prayer each day when I do nothing  during that time but think about people I am angry with, people who are angry with me, books I should read, books I should write, and a thousand other silly things that  happen to grab my mind  for a moment? The answer is because God is greater than my mind and my heart, and what is happening in prayer is not measurable in terms of  human success  and failure. What I must do first of all is be faithful. If I believe that the first commandment is to love God with my whole heart, mind and soul, then I should at least be able to spend one hour a day with nobody else but God. The question  as to whether it is helpful , useful, practical, or fruitful is completely irrelevant, since the only reason to love is love itself. Everything else is secondary.

The remarkable thing, however , is that sitting in the presence of God for one hour each morning - day after day , week after week, month after month - in total confusion and with a myriad of distractions, radically changes my life. God, who loves me so much that he sent his only son not to condemn me but to save me, does not leave me hanging in the dark too long.  I might think that each hour is useless, but after thirty, or sixty or ninety useless hours, I gradually realize that I was not as alone as I thought; a very small, gentle voice has been speaking to me far beyond my noisy place. So: be confident and trust in the Lord."

And now I'm listening to  Andrew Belle and Wakey!Wakey!

Me likey likey.

but you know i'll never let this go to waste. i'll keep this memory on the map i trace.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I feel like a 25 year old shouldn't miss her friends this much when they leave. Hmph.

Listening to: Everybody's Leaving Town - David Gray. I and Love and You - The Avett Bros. Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - The Avett Bros. Wheel - John Mayer. Shadows - Au Revior Simone. My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille - Beirut. One Crowded Hour - Augie March. Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin. No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses.

And Ke$ha. Duh.

And you can't build a house of leaves and live like it's an evergreen. It's just a season thing. It's just this thing that seasons do. 

espinosa wedding was a success! and, oddly, this song will now always make me think of my friends. love. love. love.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Many is a word that only leaves you guessin', guessin' 'bout a thing you really ought to know.

Monday, June 14, 2010

today was good, then bad, then good, then bad.

the end.
lykke li + drake = little bit (remix)

i love remixes.

i would type more but i think i jacked up a muscle or nerve or something in my right hand. it hurts like whoa.

gym. early bird diner. starbucks. work. full day. xoxo.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Officer: Who does the car belong to?
Roy: It's my daughter's car.
Officer: Ok. Do you have any enemies or know who would do this?
Me: Enemies? No. I'm very lovable.
Officer: I believe that.

moral: it is not ok to spray paint a car that does not belong to you.

the end.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


1. "Decisions, decisions, decisions . . . they're the driving forces in life, and today's 20-somethings are swimming in them. In "The Choice Effect, " Amalia McGibbon, Lara Vogel, and Claire A. Williams identify the dilemma of 20- and 30-somethings whose options in love and life have been greatly enhanced by unprecedented opportunities and promise of fulfillment. As ambitious, successful women in their late twenties, the authors offer their personal accounts of trying to balance their personal, professional, and romantic endeavors, as well as those of their friends and interviewees. In analyzing the options available in the modern world, "The Choice Effect" not only celebrates the opportunities of today's young adults -- and the potential to live the life they want -- but also offers a glimpse of what they might be conceding along the way."

2. The One Where Not Much Has Changed (except for everything)

This room might be the perfect room. Purple. Hint of green. Lots of light.
yesterday was lovely.

i did just about everything on my to-do list! woohoo!

first, target, of course. but then tonya and i went downtown to have coffee and visit the spoleto art. then we went to steven madden where i found gold shoes in my size that were 40% off for the wedding. salsa bar beckoned us for lunch. then there was sephora to be striped and buy new makeup. more coffee & mini vanilla bean scones. then Whole Foods because tonya had never been. so very fun. it was a complete charleston day.

then i came home to bathe lollipop. i cleaned the kitchen & the bathroom. i started laundry. and made iced zen tea concentrate so i don't spend my life savings at starbucks or barnes & noble. i ate the macaroni & cheese tonya sent me home with for dinner & maple vegetarian sausage. yum.

my life is good.

Monday, June 07, 2010

via thresca
i should be at the gym. i'm getting there. i swear. just a little late today. hmph.

this week i close every night i work. lame. so i am going to focus on good things from my days instead of the lousy things.

my weekend was lovely, btw.

matt & cristy lee's wedding was beautiful. i wish i had taken pictures.

seeing old friends & making new ones was wonderful.

being in columbia was both happy & sad because i have both happy & sad memories there. it's hard to let go of it.

courtney was a lovely little hostess who filled me with caffeine & cheese fries (which i'm certain is the key to winning my heart).

i'm really enjoying iced green tea & dark chocolate covered apricots right now.

i got the new jack johnson. i don't like it as much as i wish i did. i am really enjoying the fall playlist i made last year.

this morning, i had homemade blueberry preserves in my greek yogurt. maryann sent them to me from hattiesburg. yum.

my room smells like sandalwood fig. i love it.

ok. that's all i have right now, i believe.

oh. i am thankful for to-do lists. the end. xoxo.
"When people wait on an ice cream line, they're waiting for a treat. So they're happy, they're thinking, what flavor should I get? They don't mind the anticipation. But a coffee line is for drug addicts. And drug addicts are assholes." - Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress

This is one of my favorite quotes from a book ever. I remember reading it in the waiting room while my Dad was having his lungs checked and I laughed out loud and all the people looked at me funny. Then I read it to my Dad who laughed out loud. Then people stared at me like I was evil for making the man with a bunk lung laugh. It's ok. He still quotes it to me all the time.

And it's true, btw. But I've seen people waiting for ice cream get uber cranky, too. Don't let the treat part fool you.