Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ladies Night!

Was fun fun fun. I rescind my initial surly face that began the night. I like being proven wrong.

Now I'm going to eat a bagel with avocado spread all over it, while taking my stats test.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

old skool

Yesterday I bought a chincy square from Blick for three dollars, two hours later I was referred to this sexy number:

Behold, the original Swanson Speed Square.

Invented in 1925 by mister Swanson himself, this tool is actually five tools in one! A tri-square, a miter square, a protractor, a line scriber, and a saw guide. I want this and I want to build things. Though, I need a little more Spring in the air so people will start putting out their old woodstuffs again!


Monday, February 14, 2011


Sometimes love can make you act like an insecure jerk and sometimes it can make you be a better person who stands on chairs and yells out Holy Hell this is Great! It is a very complex thing. Very. I'm thankful to wrestle with it.


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sometimes You Just Got to Dance!

(I'm supposed to be writing my admission essay right now) Booyah!

I love that this was a video on MTV2. Ha ha.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

High and Low

It's Friday. This has been a long and dubious week. Thunder snow, freezing temps, and two snow days in a row! If I was a kid this week would have been awesome. Today, I'm meeting with ResU's counselor, hopefully they will tell me that school will only take sixteen more months and that the D I got in my math class will transfer in and I won't have to retake it. Hopefully they'll tell me they are really excited to have me as a student and I can totally get a scholarship and night classes start at a reasonable hour. Reasonable enough to hold a day job, that is. I've got high hopes, and like I said, my optimism is gaining momentum.

Either way, I get to go to a brunch dance party tomorrow with friends and loved ones, and I'm totally stoked. I also get to hang out with S.'s Dad, which is always an adventure! Goodtimes.
In really unfortunate news: According to an article on nonpartisan news site, "For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan." That's not counting veterans and certain types of reservists. I feel like I could say a lot here but the stat. speaks for itself. I have a lot of veterans and active military in our family and those numbers really strike a chord with me. Wars aren't good for anyone.

Make your weekend count!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ground hog says Spring is knocking on the door!

The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.
-e.e. cummings

Spring, I will let you in.

This suit is from J.Crew and I want to purchase it and then wear it everyday under my clothes until it is warm enough to go swimming. I love it.

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.
- Joan Didion

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


I can't stop saying, SNOWMAGEDDON! I thought it was sort of silly and hyperbole, but when I woke up this morning ... I shoveled my words. We were snowed in! What a fun and exhausting snow day. Alas, I crave the sensation of grass between my toes. For tonight I'll dream of warm weather and exciting prospects.

I'm listening to Explosions in the Sky live in concert and being somewhat productive and more optimistic than I have been lately. Actually my optimism is sort of snow balling (better term? I think not), which is really nice, because for a while I really lost site of it there. I drafted out a pattern for my chair tonight and I intend on finishing up the image for the textile I'll be reupholstering it with. Yes, I'm avoiding my statistics homework, but oh well. I've got all night right? I also talked to not one but three old dear friends, for a good long while. Old friends are comforting.

Also, way to go Illinois and Gov. Quinn! On Monday the newly elected Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1716, the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act into law, granting same sex and heterosexy couples nearly the same rights as a traditionally married couple. Marriage is so 1900's this is the 21st century, civil unions are totally in!

Stay warm and prosper!