Wednesday, August 25, 2010

i'm a hustler baby

confession: i am completely obsessed with the rachel zoe team.


i've noticed that the team's vocabulary is beginning to seep into my brain, and it's taking over.
here are some of my absolute favorite rz team quotes:

"that is so major."
{duh...had to start here. classic.}
"i do love a morning that starts off with a client looking insane."
"i feel like i have been knifed in the back."
"i feel like a lesbian. i look like i'm supposed to go and dj atlanta."
{brad is definitely my favorite. i wish i could hang out with him everyday.}

i'm honestly not a big tv person, but bravo just gets me. i could watch bravo all day long. sometimes this embarrasses me, but whatevs.

happy hump day, friends!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

when we dance you have a way with me

no longer letting life happen to me.
chasing after the life i want.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

and as our eyes start to close, i turn to you and i let you know...

this post inspired by my blogger friend {who lives in the beloved chicago- ugh}, meghan


...i catch myself reciting all the lines as i watch you've got mail.
...i miss tulsa. it's so quaint and easy to maneuver.
...i watch non-Christmas movies that happen to take place at Christmas time, just so i can enjoy the holiday spirit without feeling like a freak.
...i get really mad at myself for not knowing how to cook!
...i think about not wearing any nail polish. i never follow through.
...when i make a new playlist, i discover that it has the exact same songs as another playlist i've already put together.
...i start books and never finish them. okay wait...most of the time i do this.
...i'm afraid of my emails and voicemails, so i let them pile up until i finally force myself to go through them.
...i laugh at the girls who are wearing makeup at the gym.
...i think little kids should be kept awake all day and adults should get two hour naps in the afternoon.
...i get confused about which hobbies i'm supposed to appreciate from afar, and which i should attempt to adapt as my own.
...i cry simply because some songs are just really beautiful. i can usually handle this about myself, but when it happens in front of other people it makes me feel like a total dweeb.
...i like to wake up early to go have a yummy breakfast by myself.
...i feel like the bigger my hair is, the better my day is going to be.
...i wonder how it's so easy for me to choose an outfit, when the day before i tried on everything in my closet and nothing worked. one of life's many mysteries, i suppose.
...i try to be a tea person. i can only remember one weekend in my life when tea brought me as much joy as coffee has for so many years.

so do it! share one of your "sometimes" with me...

ps. someone is mowing the lawn outside and i can smell the grass from my apartment. it smells so good.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

all eyes on me, in the center of the ring

about a year ago, i received a text from my best friend {in the midst of one of my emotional crises, no doubt} that said,
"lol you care way too much about what people think. RELAX!" 
and i saved it so that i can look back when i need to be reminded of this tendency of mine.

well...last night a received another tool of empowerment to assist me in this struggle...

this rad little kid, with his missing front teeth and awesome feather-like ponytail atop his head, became an inspiration of mine. when he and his party arrived at the game, he confidently walked up to his seat and began to enjoy, leaving the rest of the group behind as they stood and timidly configured a plan just for sitting down. he didn't need any help. he didn't want to sit and think through the effect his actions would have on everyone around him. he was just ready for the party to begin.

the phrase that comes to mind when i look at him is this:

and while i think he might be just a bit more bold than most children his age, he does possess a quality that i fear has been stolen from me in my journey into adulthood.

of course as an adult this looks very different; i want to be considerate of others and i want to make good decisions for myself. i cannot simply walk through life saying, "I DO WHAT I WANT!" i think i know some people like this, and they aren't very fun to get close to.

all i'm saying is: 
if i suddenly get the urge to go to a giants game with my hair in a tiny little ponytail above my face...
{i'm going to make everyone think it's this season's latest trend}

if i want to overcome my timidity and quit thinking so much about everything...
{i'm going to simply walk straight up to my seat and let the game begin}

and if by some horrible chance my two front teeth somehow get knocked out of my mouth, well...
{i'm going to make it look like i did it on purpose}

Monday, August 9, 2010

baby, you're amazing

weekend update with jordache:

the birthday was lovely. highlights...

fun phone convos with mi familia

even though they didn't let us keep our 3D glasses, we had a pretty fab time

fun new sparkly dress
{which did, in fact, inevitably get pesto on it, but whatevs}

disclaimer: this photo wasn't actually taken on my bday, but i'm kind of a lame-o and neglect the camera when i should be taking pictures

and the rest of the weekend was just as delicious...

fun, summerish party- swimming, bbq, and new friends

and the weekend concluded with a fun adventure yesterday...
...i don't actually remember where we were at this point

yummy clam chowder

haha sleepy boy in the back

our cute driver :)

ugh...i love life.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

24 oceans

i'm turning 24 on friday.

there is a serious lack of enthusiasm about the day.
{i don't feel negatively about it, instead i seem to be almost completely unaware of it}

i feel a little sad about that.

i like to celebrate. not really like throwing a huge party with tons of friends, but like...
doing the things that i think make life lovely.

anyway, looking for some enthusiasm and a few good ideas.

how do you like to celebrate birthdays?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

keep on rolling the track

i love the feeling you get when you're doing something you love.