Thursday, March 18, 2010


Apparently, I am incapable of doing spring break correctly. Last year, I got an ear infection and burst an eardrum. This year, I get some stomach virus that doesn't allow me to eat for a day (at least not successfully...). That was yesterday. Today, I can stand up for about .2 seconds at best without feeling completely dizzy. Fantastic. Also, I hate television.

End rant.

Hopefully, I will be better by tomorrow, at least for the most part. I hate being sick. I'm not a fan of laying on the couch all day with nothing better to do than watch TV (because my brain isn't even functioning well enough to read), or of having people constantly ask if I need anything.

Okay, end rant for real this time.

I guess it's better that it happens while I'm at home instead of at school. Talk about miserable!

Check back in a day or two. I'm sure things will be a little more positive around here by then. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I like this, this, and this. Oh, and this.

I've been discovering lots of things that I like lately, so excuse me if this post is a little bit sporadic.

For starters, Jenny & Tyler did a show on Friday night in the Dixon Center. I had never seen them before, but I'm officially hooked. They are really talented, completely adorable together (seriously--and I don't say that sort of thing often), and really sweet, personable, and friendly overall. Their songs are so well-written (some of my favorites are "One-Eyed Cat," "Deepest Parts of Me," "Muse," and "Love Through Me") and their voices go together perfectly. Also, I love the design of their This Isn't a Dream album cover, especially the back!:
What can I say? I just really like artsy, well-designed things! That being said, I've been looking at lots of design blogs lately. It has come in handy, too, because it has inspired my roommate and I to come up with ideas for our apartment next semester (only 5 months away! I am so excited). One blog I've been reading a lot is design me daily. I was going through some of the archives yesterday and stumbled across a post on there that lead me to Single Stone Studio's Etsy shop that features lots of really cool wall decals. Hello, living room decor! A few favorites:
I love the way everything in this picture is designed. I wish we could use paint in our apartment, because I would so do this! I like the two-tone thing for the flowers.
Simple, but very cool and classy. You can also get it in your choice of one out of 40 different colors. Love it.

I apparently have a new thing for this whole birds and cherry blossom design thing, because I've found a lot of things like it that I really, really like. Too bad this decal is $75. :( Not quite in my budget.

Anyway, yeah, I'm getting really excited about this whole apartment thing. I love simple, modern things, and these with a nature-y theme are just a plus. Definitely my thing. It makes me wish I was getting my own house so I could go all out with paint and everything. Having an unlimited supply of money would be awesome, too... Sigh.

Something else I love: Photography. All kinds. For real. Favorite thing ever.
© Mandy Lynne Photography 
This picture makes me really happy for some reason. I don't know if it's the colors, the lighting, the little girl, the fact that it's outside, or all of the above, but I like it a lot.
© Max Wanger
I have a thing for engagement photos in general. :)

One last favorite thing: Sunny days in the park with friends!
Sunday afternoon, a group of about 12 of my favorite people went to Fletcher Park to have a picnic to celebrate Tuna's 20th birthday. It was gorgeous, and I loved getting to spend time with all of them so much! (My nose is still suffering from a run-in with a Frisbee, but other than that, it was a great time.)

Okay, sorry for the overload. Trust me, there could have been way more!