Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last night I had a wonderful birthday dinner with some really great friends. Afterwards we carved pumkins. I always forget how bad I am at doing this. 1. It's hard to draw on a pumpkin. 2. Those little tools never really work. 3. I can never think of anything cool enough to carve into my pumpkin creation.
I love Florida. And Pearl.
I know dat's right.

I'm a monster.

I'm 23

I'm 23. Yep, it happened. It's been okay so far.
More to come on that.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This is probably going to make you think I'm really lame... and maybe that's true. I just feel like I need to come clean.
  • I would like to see Hanson in concert.
  • I like the new song by Pink. It's my jam... no, not really. But I do like it.
  • I've never had a cool haircut.
  • When I was 16 I really wanted to be one of those cool merch girls... usually the girlfriend of one of the band members. She was always really cool and indie but kinda mean. Been there, done that. Now, sometimes I wish I was 16 again. Sometimes.
  • I don't really know a thing about computers. I know how to use word, excell and itunes. That's it.
  • Boy Meets World is still one of my favorite shows.

Monday, October 27, 2008

judge away

I LOVE junior fiction. It's my favorite. I know, I'm obviously 12. Here are some of my faves.

I know a certain boy who is also a fan of this book...
I wont tell you who.
This one is incredible. And actually, the movie isn't that bad either.
Junie gives great advice.
For some reason, this was one of my favorites. I don't really remember why.
I love the Harry Potter series. I started reading them in 8th grade.
Best book ever. I love the Herdmans.
Everyone knows I aspire to be Nancy Drew.
Well, I am an american girl...
My all time faves. I still read the SummerHill Secrets books. Earlier this year I met Beverly Lewis and she signed all of them.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adventure Day

Me and Brie! Sorry I have George Washington hair. Sometimes it just happens.
Me... again with the hair.
I'm loving this perspective.
It's pretty important to have a colored tv these days.
We had a pretty good Adventure today. Oleno State park, roadside attractions, creepy hotels, photo shoots, random rivers, and top 40 radio. Ridiculous, I know. Also, I had a pretty good Office marathon with Daniel last night.
dates to remember:
Wednesday- My birthday! Yay!
Friday- Halloween! One of my favorite holidays.
Saturday- Micanopy craft fair!
weekend- various birthday celebrations

If you like...

Jesus, fall weather, rainy days, late night walks, crafty things, bravo tv, Wes Anderson movies, painting, vintage jewels, banjos, green tea, good conversations, an occasional hot mess, 80s teen movies, taking pictures, camp, the office, elephants, pretty shoes, ice cream, green, wood grain, boy meets world, the 50s and 60s, the beatles, late nights, and having fun...

We should be friends.
For real though.
I love new friends.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

me... and the things I like.

-I like trees.
-I read a lot of junior fiction...

-I like boys in bandanas. Always. Call me.

-I'm trying to be healthier. And draw more in my art journal. I didn't draw this... and I don't drink beer.

-I love buttons.

-I once slept in a tee pee. I might do it again.
-I always really liked the first day of school. Maybe it was the new school supplies. Maybe it was seeing all of my friends again. I don't really know.

-I love this dress. It reminds me of Betsy Johnson... only a little less cray cray.

-This is my current favorite tattoo. It's a line from Slaughter House Five.
"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt"
-This is my second favorite tattoo. Connect the dots!

Well, That's me.

I find hope.

Recently I have had a lot of sad conversations. Sad because there is nothing I can do. Sad because I hate to see my friends hurting. Sad because they are about important things now... not things like history tests and being grounded. Despite all the sadness around me, I'm not sad. I have far too much to be happy about.

Dear sad friends,
Know that I love you and that it's okay to be sad sometimes. Also, know that you wont be sad forever, even if it seems like that right now.


In one week I will be 23. 23!! Wow, I feel so old... but that's okay because I LOVE birthdays. And not just my own. I love all birthdays. Here are some things you can get me for my birthday:
-a gocco (actually, I think my parents may be getting me this for Christmas)
-a chi (I would like silky smooth hair)
-art (anything you make or you like or you think I would like)
-vintage/fun/crazy jewelry
-anything green or woodgrain
-sweet jams (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, The Submarines, Chuck Ragan, ect)
-a sweet, old, big, dog named Dolly Honeysuckle
-good reads
-a visit with my friends that live far away (MeLissa, Alee, Audra, Nathan, Whitney, ect.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A few weeks ago I discovered and absolutely love it! Please please go check it out. Also, please feel free to buy me anything you see in this picture. Thanks and goodnight.

Monday, October 20, 2008


It makes me sad to say this... but I'm not impressed with the new copeland album. I've loved them for a long time and I was expecting great things. Maybe my musical taste has changed and copeland just hasn't changed with me. I'm going to give them another chance in a few weeks.

Today is the day

-woke up at 9:30
-showered/got ready/wasted time/read blogs/watched the food network
-didn't eat breakfast (but should have)
-went to churchy-church
-read some Acts
-talked to some people about Africa and mission trips and passports.
-went to the mall so Daniel could show me and Brie the new old lady store...
-had lunch with Brie, Daniel, Kyle, Joey, Maria and Laura Katherine.
-didn't really enjoy the food but did enjoy the company.
-worked on some projects/read/watched dumb tv.
-downloaded a Hanson song...
-talked to some of those good campy-camp friends.
-made dinner.
-worked on a super secret project.
-watched one of my all time favorite movies with Brie...

It was kind of a boring day...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Goodies (not the store... and not the private parts)


-Laura Marling- (seen right) is basically incredible. She's only 18, but she's definitely worth checking out.

-We Are Scientists- My favorite of their songs is "After Hours"

-The Submarines- One of the band members is the great-granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

-The Beggars' Guide- It's folky and sad and beautiful. However, some of the songs start to sound the same.

-Chuck Ragan-Lead singer of Hot Water Music, but I think he sounds better on his own. He plays the harmonica and the banjo... what could be better?

-Wild Sweet Orange- Okay, I know I talk about them all the time... but I love them. And who knew such a great thing could come from the state of Alabama?


-Project Runway- Alright, I'm 100% glad Leanne won. Kinley is so RUDE... but she can pull off red lipstick, so she's alright in my book.

-Tyra Banks- Don't judge yet. There aren't many famous people I dislike more than Tyra. Anyway, a girl I went to high school with was on the Tyra show this week. She's 23 and just had her first haircut. Exciting huh? No.

-The Office- Seriously Jan? Don't be a jerk.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If readers are leaders...

then I'm not leading anyone. Sad day. Here is a list of the top 100 books you should read before you die. I bolded (bolded?) the ones I've already read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Davinci Code

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabrial Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding

69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (part of the complete works?)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

20 out of 100?! This really is horrible news. There are a couple on the list that I've started and for whatever reason I never finished. Maybe I should start reading more...

Currently Reading:
Searching for God knows what by Donald Miller (for the second time)
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Boys that might love me...

Here is a short list of boys I could potentially date and could potentially love me.
1. James Mcavoy-
2. John Krasinski-
He's cute and funny and has a fun last name.

3. Seth Rogen-

Okay, this isn't the best picture. I actually think he's really cute in Superbad... even with the crazy facial hair. I'd totally date him. Also, I really like his speaking voice but I haven't really figured out why.
4. Michael Cera-

AH! Crush! I'm not the biggest fan of his high-pitched voice... but I can live with that.

5. Brandon Flowers-

Mmmm... I love a musician. I also love his hair and I don't mind the mustache or eye liner.

Honorable Mentions:

6. Clive Owen
7. Robert Schwartzman
8. Jason Schwartzman
9. Luke Wilson
10. You?
Oh wait... the only people who read this blog are girls or gay guys. FAIL!
So, if you know any of these guys (or someone like them) please send them my way.
PS- I only like brown headed boys.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Could I...

Could I please own this print,
Visit this Romani girl,
meet the person that belongs to these produce tattoos,

own a twinki chan scarf (I've been wanting one for years),

sleep in this bed,
have this tree outside my house

and live in this room.

Thank you flickr for providing these photos.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Welcome fall!

I love this tree! I think this gold/yellow color is one of my new faves.

Sleepy hallow?
Could I please go to this pumpkin patch?
So fun! i have a pumpkin but have yet to do anything with it.
Check out these costumes. Kyle should enjoy that jedi...
Robots. 1950. Amazing.

Just some beautiful inspirational fall photos. More to come.