Wednesday, March 31, 2010

easter do mean about hats in 1989...

This is me and my dad on Easter Sunday in 1989.
Please notice:
- my easter hat
- my easter gloves
- my frilly socks
- my dads powder blue 3 piece suit
- my moms finger in the top left corner
- carrot the cat

Monday, March 29, 2010

leaving on a jet plane

Look, I really shouldn't be blogging right now. I'm leaving for Macedonia in t minus 4 days. 4 days!! I have nothing packed. And when I say "nothing" I really mean it. This is actually very out of character for me, because I usually start packing 3 1/2 months too early. Crap.

Also, I watched the first 3 episodes of LOST on netflix today. Crap.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

to the kill

I'm really picky about the shows I watch on tv. I hate almost every sitcom because I feel like they're all the same. I have a hard time keeping up with shows like Grey's Anatomy because I get confused by all the crazy plot lines. With True Blood and Big Love being in between seasons, I've been on the lookout for something equal in quality and entertainment. What did I find, you ask? Dexter! Thank you Netflix watch instantly. It's about a serial killer living in Miami working for the police, all while trying to keep his secret life under wraps. Now, this show isn't for the faint of heart. Expect lots of blood, guts, severed heads, alligators, cute boys, etc.

Look how incredibly creative the intro is!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I mean, it's true...

If you think you need some lovin...

That's fine.

Monday, March 22, 2010

music monday: the avett brothers

Oh, Avett brothers. I love these boys. Their music makes me feel like I'm home. Like I'm with all the people I love.I can listen to The Second Gleam over and over and over. Also, I have this weird fascination with instruments like the banjo, mandolin, cello, upright bass, etc.

I honestly think that last picture is the hottest thing I've ever seen. Can I please marry a man like that?

I'm 10 years old

Movies I will always watch:
- Mary Poppins
- Peter Pan the musical
- Harriet the Spy
- Darjeeling Limited
- Royal Tenenbaums
- Little Darlings
- Almost Famous
- The Parent Trap (original)
- Yours, Mine and Ours (original)

I think this means I'm actually a 10 year old. Or maybe it means I like the nostalgia that comes with rewatching certain movies over and over again. Sadly, I don't have a lot of friends that are willing to watch these with me. What movies will you always be willing to watch?

Friday, March 19, 2010


This weekend will hopefully include:
- dexter season 1
- murray hill theatre
- margot west
- packing for macedonia (it takes me about 3 weeks to pack for anything)
- shopping with my riti
- enjoying spring
- filling out paper work for Christian Appalachian Project
- churchy-church
- maybe a painting project
- maybe a little holga photo adventure
- quality time with Louch and Pearl
- quality time with Maria
- relaxing after the most ridiculous 2 weeks of my life
- sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Thursday, March 18, 2010

celebrity boyfriend: Sam Trammell

My favorite part of True Blood might be looking at this manly man. Yes, I think so. I love a good jawline... and a good plaid shirt.

Monday, March 15, 2010

God does not have to send an rsvp

This weekend was windy, literally and figuratively. One of my oldest friends, Daniel, got married this weekend. It was such an incredibly beautiful ceremony. Old friends, new friends, music, food, laughter, love, and wind. There was a magical moment during the ceremony when the wedding party, friends, and family were laying hands and praying for Daniel and Megan. Praying for their life together and that they would bring glory to God through their marriage. And just then, the most powerful gust of wind blew through the ceremony site. It was as if God was saying "I'm here. I'm with you. I love you."

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the spirit." John 3:8

I will post pictures so soon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I really love:
rain boots, netflix watch instantly, vintage florida postcards of ladies picking oranges, lara bars, mumford and sons, shirts with embroidery, my holga camera, site babies, new curtains, beneath the medicine tree, naps at work, my giant bed, coming of age movies and books, bluegrass, new people, storms, painting, 2005, fuge friends, mandolins, hitchcock movies, and late late nights.

Monday, March 8, 2010

music monday

I'm not a big country music fan... like at all. Especially modern country. Sorry boutcha Taylor Swift. I just can't handle the poor choices in fashion or the over whelming amounts of patriotism. However, I'm a huge Dolly Parton fan. Please watch this video, it will improve your life.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


14 year old girls meeting nsync.
Oh wait...
We're twenty something. And they aren't nsync.
Please notice how dreamy Jenna is in this picture.

Friday, March 5, 2010

yesterday I was a crazy person

I consider myself a relatively sane person... but we all have our moments. I had mine yesterday. I had a lot of ridiculousness going on in my brain. Things I had on my mind: my benefit concert tonight, making a speech, wedding shower preparations, making food for said shower, cleaning for said shower, the actual shower, hanging new curtains, grocery shopping, preparing for guest staying at my house, preparing for new roommate moving in, preparing for Macedonia, packing for Macedonia, figure out all the details for CAP, etc. So, I went crazy for a few minutes, cried, made a few phone calls, got some starbucks and now I'm all better. Well, mostly. I'm still slightly stressed, but once this weekend is over I should be good to go.

The good news: This weekend I will be making chocolate cupcakes with home made peanut butter frosting and a spring wreath for our door. Domestic goddess? I think yes. Also, please check out my awesome necklace in that picture.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

making it happen

I'm ready for these pictures to combine. Minus the mega relay and tie dye. Ok, maybe with the tie dye.

The end.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In case you haven't seen this...

My friend Patricia's favorite movie is Armageddon. It's probably not because she's into space, but more so because she's into Bruce Willis. So, this blog goes out to her (except she will never see it because she doesn't know how to use the internet, so it goes out to you). Also, blogger is trying to make me capitalize "internet"... Why?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

leaving on a jet plane

I have an extremely busy week and weekend coming up. Isn't it ridiculous when the only time you can relax is while you're at work? Anyway, I just want to let you know that there will be a benefit concert at my church friday night at 7pm to help me raise money for my Macedonia mission trip. For the 2 or 3 of you local readers, come on out to my show! It'll be so fun and the bands are all really great.I leave in exactly one month and I'm so very excited. Isn't this flyer pretty? I'm a fan.

Also, does anyone know what the weather is like in Macedonia in April? Anyone? I have no idea what to pack, or buy. AND what am I to do on such a long flight? Advice please. Maybe I need to talk to Baby Jenna...