August 27, 2009

so knock me out and shoot me down

N.A.S.A.: another awesome summer find. They have such an incredible, spacey sound, and their collaborations are killer.

This video is ridiculously AWESOME.

August 25, 2009


i woke up today and i had a seriously bad case of homesickness,
which is odd since i am at home.

but then i thought of boxed lipton milk tea, vending machines, UFO catchers, yellow-plate cars, concrete, trains, poiful gummies, and hyaku yen stores.

i keep writing about this. i am a city girl at heart. and now more than ever, i need to go home.

August 24, 2009

aw maaaaaan.

Not feeling good at all. No appetite and food tastes funny. Must be a post-tonsillectomy deal-- apparently, it's normal for your tastebuds to go on the fritz for a while.

Plus, I've felt like hurling all day. BLEARGH.

Good news: I have a fully functional computer and iphone. Rejoice!

August 23, 2009


My mac and I are reunited. :)

August 21, 2009

world's softest moccasins

They're like butter to my feet. I haven't worn them out yet, so I've been wearing them everywhere in the house. Ohhhhhhh soooooo gooooood.

August 20, 2009

I Spy: Heading Back to the PNW Edition

Sorry I've been away for a while-- my (usually) trusty mac is down and is heading to the genius bar this Saturday. Bleargh. In addition to that, I'm in the very slow process of packing up to move back West. You know what that means: I SPY!

I spy with my little eye: my eventual alma mater, hair products (2), a childhood friend, awesome people, and the eighth wonder of the world (post-running).

I spy: six shoes, three toes, Harold and Kumar, and my new phone. :)

I spy: pandas (2), the best band in the world, and a crapload of clothes. Hahaha.

Also... I finally got my hair cut! This is the shortest its ever been. I was really nervous, but the stylist was amazing-- she kept telling jokes and kept me talking the entire time. My dad told me a I look like a boy when he first saw me, and my mom said that I looked like "oh, what's her name? Lindsay Lohan's girlfriend?" (answer: Sam Ronson, which is fine. I like her hair. I just thought it tickling that my mom had any idea about those sort of things. She must watch too much E! News when I'm away.)

However, the downside to it is that I wake up in the morning looking like an emo kid, sans eyeliner and highlights. Not that I have anything against them as a whole-- their hair isn't just for me, though.

Alright, that's all for now! Oh, and soon-to-be update on my craft blog!

August 12, 2009

i love me some internet shopping + sister + other news (yes, it's one of those posts)

{photos from modcloth}

I haven't shopped in a while, so this is a nice change.

The shoes are for the wedding I'll be going to in September. However, I can also see myself wearing them with my straight-leg jeans, crisp blue button-up and wool pinstriped vest for class-- in this economy, versatility is a must!

As for the shirt, I've been admiring it for quite some time on modcloth, and when I saw that there was only one medium left...! I couldn't let it be one of those pieces that got away. It's a very romantic, feminine shirt, and the construction is so old-world and gorgeous looking. This shirt will be best friends with my high-waisted trouser jeans.


I'm feeling much better now. I only take vicodin twice a day, and at half the dose I was doing a week ago. I'm so much better for it-- the vicodin was making me feel wonky. I have my post-op appointment tomorrow.

{picture by my sister}

My sister's been away at day-time marching band training, so I've had the house to myself for a good chunk of time this week. I didn't realize until I woke up on Monday and didn't have my sister to abruptly wake up by tickling that I'd be a little lonely. Max makes good company, although he constantly makes me feel guilty for not letting him outside. We're in the process of fencing off the area underneath our porch, and as a result, we had to apply lawn killer to the earth underneath. Lawn killer + cat that eats anything = not so good.

But my sister. She'll be done on friday-- they're ending with a season preview performance, which I'm looking forward to. My sister + big snare drum harness + marching = pretty awesome and possibly pretty interesting. She's a bean pole, although a bean pole that's determined to be awesome at playing the drums. Which she is.

(Can you tell I'm proud?)


In other news, my phone (a two-year old razr) has unexpectedly crapped out on me. I've taken pretty good care of it, so I'm fairly bewildered. The key pad just randomly decides not to work, although the times it doesn't work tend to be the times I need it the most. However, I managed to catch my phone off-guard and wrote down all my numbers. So it could be worse. But now I'm in need of a new phone, which is looking like it'll be an iPhone. Maybe. I'm a bit on the fence because although the phone itself is pretty affordable (in comparison to the olden days), the plan is kind of pricey (I inquired a while ago at an at&t store). However, I am quite a pedestrian and the google maps feature would be a magnificent thing to have whenever I make trips to seattle.


Also, I've been searching for that second job as a coffee barista. I've only submitted a resume to one place, but their correspondence seems to be rather spotty. I imagine the owner must be busy-- I gathered from the job posting that the cafe is in its beginning stages. So I'm trying not to sweat it. The cafe is about three miles away from campus, which is not so bad. Any excuse to get off-campus plus + regularly have a 3-mile bike ride is awesome. The route looks like a straight shot, so it would be a rather pleasant 3-mile ride, too. I'm crossing my fingers.

Still, if it doesn't pull through, that leaves more time to volunteering or even getting back into the swing of doing lab research. And there's always a possibility of taking a second TA job the following semester. Or I could even take a biology colloquium course to prep for applying for summer research, but phew, that's thinking way ahead.

Ah. More money, more worries, that's for sure. But I'm doing well all the same. In any case, I believe it's good to have a little stress about those important things-- although the fear of falling between the cracks is always in the back of your mind, the likelihood of it actually happening is greatly diminished. And that's what matters.

August 11, 2009


You know when Dane Cook tells you off, it's bad.

new blood

Have you ever been to the website RCRD LBL? I stumbled upon it recently, and it's awesome-- they have a mp3 of the day newsletter you can sign up for. They have a bunch of songs from well-known to brand-new artists up on their site, and there are quite a few gems in there. A lot of them are remixes, and those are always worth a listen-- I'm really digging !Illmind's remix of Common's "I Want You." It's such a sweet, googly-eyed remix.

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Also, the Diplo remix of Private's "My Secret Lover" has been on repeat on my iTunes. It's addictive.

August 10, 2009

haircut 2

My hair's been acting the fool lately.

Well sort of. I stopped conditioning it every day to let the natural oils do their work, and as a result, my normally fine hair has gotten a bit thicker and much healthier. Which is what I wanted, but I didn't realize that as a result my hair would assume a triangular shape. Think Mia from the Princess Diaries movie, pre-make over.

I love the princess diaries. It's one of my favorite book series/movies of all time.
Who doesn't love make-over sequences?

But anyhow, here are a few pictures of haircuts I like. I like not having to condition regularly-- my hair got oily pretty quickly when regular conditioning was the norm-- so my solution is to cut it short. Really short.

What do you think?

{pictures from google, the sartorialist, karlas closet, bumble and bumble}

ooooooh ahhhhh

One of my secret loves: the Sartorialist.

As such, I'm really excited for the Sartorialist book to come out! There's a sneak peak up on A Cup of Jo.

Science Students for the Conservation of Sanity: Some NYT Awesomeness

How cool is this? The manufacturing of molecule-sized machines from DNA for medical use is awesoooooome! But their use of the phrase "curvy DNA"... is that a colloquial term?

movie theater time!

Meryl Streep looks super-happy in these pictures.
feel-good movie + happy characters + food = excitement!

Julia & Julia looks scrumptious-- any movie about cooking can count me in! Oh, and any movie with Meryl Streep in it, too. It's a shame that movie theaters don't allow outside food; popcorn just wouldn't cut it here. Eating macarons or something totally cooking-channel worthy during the movie would totally round out the movie-going experience.

Lately, I've been uber-obsessed with macarons-- as soon as I can eat solids again, I'm totally making these!

Another one I'm excited for: Eat, Pray, Love. After seeing the book pretty much EVERYWHERE for the past year or so, I caved in a few months ago and got myself a copy. Best impulse buy ever! It was like taking a nice bubble bath, except the bubbles didn't run out, the water stayed warm, and my fingers didn't get raisin-y. After reading it, I felt refreshed.

{Picture from here.}

So the movie is definitely something I'm looking forward too, especially since one of my favorite actresses-- Julia Roberts-- is playing Liz Gilbert, the author and main character of the book.

I love uplifting movies! Just thinking about these two (and macarons) makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

{images from google}

August 09, 2009

greetings from bed!

I'm on day six of recovery from my tonsillectomy. It's been downright nasty at times-- scabs, bad breath, and bad memory. The painkillers have made the days go by in a blur, but I've had my family and seasons of The Office to make life bearable. The second half of today I've been feeling comparatively good and haven't felt the need to take my pain medication, so I'm optimistic about the remainder of my recovery.

Anyhow, I just found what could be the cutest article on wikipedia. I can't stop going "awwwwwwwwwwww" as I read through it.

August 04, 2009

fall 2009

Fall has always been my favorite season. Crisp air, wood smoke and crunchy leaves are some of my favorite things about it. But my favorite is the clothes: long scarves that swallow you, earthy wool, and chunky cable-knit sweaters in rich plums and verdant greens. And plaids, greys, and leather.


How I wish I could dress everyday.
the usual

A pretty accurate depiction of how I dress everyday (with some additions: I only wished I owned that watch... or had a watch at all), right down to my backpack and the three things I always carry around. And yes, those are hair ties. At any given moment, there are at least a dozen strewn throughout my backpack and pockets. Not shown: huge binders full of bio and chem notes, enormous Kiki's Delivery service pencil case, and the belt I borrowed from my housemate.

speak see

A bunch of funny, sometimes poignant, little things I've found in the past week or so.

August 01, 2009


I love this picture of Michael. That look on his face totally says "EAT IT, CAVIC."

Maryland loves you!