Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas

When I was little, my favorite part about Christmas was unwrapping the presents.

Now I think my favorite thing is getting to wrap them.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Go Time.

This year, I'm going to show Finals Week who's the boss.
(In unrelated news, letting your roomie change your Facebook password so that you can't logon during finals week makes it waaay easier to procrastinate by writing blogs.)

Thank you, Apple Dictionary.

Can I please say how much I love the usage notes in my Apple Dictionary? I want to become friends with whoever wrote this entry.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cloche Charm

From headbands to hairpins, I've always loved head adornments. My recent obsession? Cloches. (A type of bell-shaped hat that was popular in the 1940s.)

I think I'm in love.
1. Marlena Wool Cloche from Kate Spade, $125 (Yeah, right!)
2. Mossimo Felt Cloche from Target, $12.99
3. Right Way Cloche from Anthropologie, $48
4. Wool Cloche with Ribbon from Forever 21, $14.80
5. Madison's Cloche from Anthropologie, $48
6. Cloche Hat with Bow from Forever 21, $10.80
7. Fabled Cloche from Anthropologie, $278 (Who would spend that kind of money on a hat?)
8. Tour the Town Hat from Modcloth, $29.99

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Typography: Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer has a new book out.

Looks something like this:
Crazy, right?

I'm not even sure how you're supposed to read it.

Read more about it here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Oh, to sit on a bench!

Lately I've been loving the idea of benches.

Maybe it has something to do with all my busyness. Maybe it's just that I'd like to be able to sit still for a long time.

But I also think there's something graceful about the lines of a bench.

Here's some inspiration for your Monday:




Saturday, October 30, 2010

Good one, Microsoft.

This is my Intro to Comm. Presentation in Keynote:















Looks decent, right?

But this is what happened when I exported it to PowerPoint.
















Look at that gradient. Look at the shadows. It's disgusting!

Thanks a lot, Bill.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It only takes 28 seconds

to show you why the girls on my hall are awesome.



Is Alex adorable?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Can I please be artsy when I'm old?

I really just want to become one of those old ladies who goes to the Opera House every time it has a new show. Would that be the cutest way to spend your retirement-hood?

This weekend I went to see La Bohème - my first opera - and it was gorgeous!
Image via.

The set was elaborate, the plot was engaging, and I was absolutely blown away by the voices of the singers.

But I guess that's what you'd expect from the opera that inspired this:


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm packing your angry eyes.

Movie on the Green last week was a huge success.

Way to go Asbury Student Congress for getting Toy Story 3! We played it before it was even in stores AND we beat UK to the punch.

And yes, I did make a Mrs. Potato Head costume for the event.
Look how cute Sharayah and I are in our costumes!
(She's dressed as Jessie.)

We are Beast.

I love, love, love the girls of 2nd East (a.k.a. "the Beast").

We had our first hall event last weekend. So much fun! It involved a little paint, a little ice cream, and we might have done a Beast Run through the Student Center afterward.

Here I am with Alex and Carlyn at Maggie Moo's after splatter painting:

So classy, right?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lots and lots to do

This is what my life looks like right now:
Can someone promise me it gets better?

Because I'm stuh-ressed!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I moved in on Wednesday.

And I've gotta say,
I'm kinda proud of my own organization skills.

Thank goodness for milk crates!
How did people do college without these things?


In other news, I got two pairs of jeans back from the tailor today.
(I'm so short! I have to hem everything.)


I'm really excited to wear them. Yay for sales at Ann Taylor and Loft!

Friday, July 16, 2010

King's Island

(I know I haven't updated in forever. Sorry!)

I went to King's Island last weekend with my friends Anne, Brad, and Molly. We had a blast! I didn't even have to worry about being tall enough for the rides.

No problems here!

Highlights:
• getting free tickets from the radio station that broadcasts my dad's sermons
• screaming my head off on all the rides
• not getting sunburned
• stopping at Wendy's on the way home for a Frostie

Lowlights:
• waiting in line for an hour and a half to get on Flight of Fear
• paying $10 for a piece of pizza
• getting wet at the end of the day

But the upside of the rain was that Anne and I got to wear our oh-so-fashionable ponchos:

Now that's what I call hott with two T's. Note especially my awesome frizzy hair.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Currently loving...

the Kindle commercials.

I thought the stop motion ones were unbeatable...



but then I saw this one:


And loved it, too. It's different but adorable, and it still fits well with the stop motion ads.

I don't really want-slash-need a Kindle, but every time I see a Kindle ad, I'm briefly convinced that it would be a good idea to buy one. Well done, Amazon! Now if you could just improve your site navigation...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The storm drain ate my cell phone.

Seriously. I went for a run yesterday, and as I was turning the corner on my block, my cell phone suddenly flew out of my hand and flung toward the pavement. I watched helplessly as it clattered down the storm drain and into the sewer.


I stood there for about five minutes, shouting, "Oh crap. Crap! Oh crap, crap, crap!"

But once I came to terms with my inability to fix the situation with Command-Z, I raced home and used our landline to call the guy who always swoops in to save the day:


He came back from work as fast as possible. We went to the scene of the accident, pulled off the manhole cover, and peered down into the darkness. It was smelly and dirty and filled with cobwebs, but there at the bottom, we could see my LG Vu.

So Dad jumped fearlessly down and got my phone. I have never been so thankful for an object while also totally grossed out by it. (Thank goodness for germ-x!)

I was impressed that Dad had braved the spiders and the sewage for me, so I hugged him and apologized for making him go down. He just smiled and said, "Baby, I would do that ten more times to get a sermon illustration that good."

A Puiche of Quiche

I know my last three posts have been about food, but I want to promise you, dear readers, that I do not, in fact, spend all of my time eating. I leave the house and interact with other people and lead a pretty normal life.
But I was kinda impressed that this quiche actually turned out okay, so I wanted to show it off to everybody in the blogosphere.
(Am I pretentious if I use the word blogosphere? Is there a better word? Or am I still pretentious just because I worry about bring pretentious? Quiche is a kinda pretentious food anyway... Whatevs. Recipe below the pic.)
pizza
Greg's Quiche
(Greg is some old coworker of my mother. I have never met him, and the only thing I know about him is that she used to work with him at the newspaper.)
Ingredients
1-1/2 cups yellow squash, chopped
2 cups broccoli
1/4 pound colby cheese
1/4 pound cheddar, swiss or mozzarella cheese
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
celery salt
basil leaves
Directions
1. Steam chopped squash for 25 min, then steam broccoli for 25 min.
2. Grate cheese & mix with eggs and milk (but save 2 thin slices of colby).
3. Cook eggs, cheese, & milk in sauce pan on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
4. Mix in cooked squash and broccoli.
5. Add a pinch of celery salt and basil leaves.
6. Pour filling into a deep dish pie crush, then lay thin slices of colby cheese overtop & add a sprinkling of oregano.
7. Bake for 45 minutes at 375°

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Is it awful...

that I made these:

pie

while I was watching this?

Image here.

'Cause it felt just the tiniest bit wrong.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lemon Love

Is there a better way to celebrate summer than by baking a double batch of lemon bars? My tastebuds say no.

I made these Tuesday, and my parents' Wednesday night small group gobbled them up. Yum, yum, yum!
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lemon3
lemon2

Here's my recipe in case you want to bake up your own batch of sunshine.

Crust:
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour, sifted
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter, flour and powdered sugar, then pat into 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 until light brown (about 15 minutes). Cool.

Filling:
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsps lemon juice
powdered sugar

Beat eggs in large bowl. Add sugar, flour, baking powder, & lemon juice & stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour into cooled crust, then bake at 350 until set (about 25 minutes). Cool for at least 2 hours. Dust with powdered sugar.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'll admit it.

I had to google Josh Ritter to find out who he was before I went to his concert.
(I'm just a little bit disconnected from pop culture.)

Pic from here.

Turns out he's awesome, though.

My friends Adam, Anne, and Casey took me to see him Monday, and I wish I could have pretended to have been a legitimate fan before that night. He has a great voice, his lyrics are well-written, and he's so darn excited about being on stage that you can't help adoring him.

I've only downloaded one of his songs so far, but I know what I'll be spending my next iTunes card on.

Check out Josh Ritter here.