Friday, January 30, 2009

should be studying...

this is video is so sweet, unique, and mesmerizing!

...and this show is too funny:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

reading for class

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments; love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no, it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his highth be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's c0mpass come;
Lover alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, not no man ever loved.

Sonnet 116, William Shakespeare

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

st. valentine

{from here}

a lot of people like to hate on valentines day.
i argue that a different perspective should be taken towards this day.

valentines day is all about love.
love of your family, friends, roommates, pet, etc.
there are so many people who we love and love us!
this emotion is not limited towards 'significant others.'
valentines day is for celebrating all the relationships in our lives that we cherish!

i have always looked at the 14th this way
and it has always been a favorite holiday of mine.

which is why i'm bound & determined to have a valentines day party this year.

Monday, January 26, 2009

slowing down time

last night, my roommate sarah
asked our friend shaun
if he had figured out how to slow down time yet.

he replied, "i think the best way is to do something crazy different everyday. time seems to go by really fast when you get into a routine and the days start to blend together.
and you can't just do something different, like eat something new for lunch.
it has to be crazy different."

it's kind of sad to think about a life that doesn't involve a crazy different element every day. i think ill try this out...but i don't think my breakfast of puppy chow counts...

Friday, January 23, 2009

thank you, the beatles

{from here}

truer words have never been spoken.

it's good to think about what we love here on earth.
we get to feel a brief ray of God's warm love
when we enjoy the people, places, and passions
he's generously given to us.

today is a dreary friday, but its friday and i love it.
i had coffee at common grounds wit
h susan this morning,
and i love susan
(and coffee, for that matter).
i love the flower on my bedside table,
the fact that every friday feels like christmas eve
while i wait for ross to get here.
i love the challenges that school provides,
and the beautiful campus we get to walk on.
i love riding bikes, making cupcakes, my ro
ommates, our house,
the gentlemen of kappa sig, my tribe, my last semester...
friends, family, so much more!

i love love!

what do you love today?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

the 44th

{from here}

opinions and feelings aside,
this is a very exciting time.
a reminder to embrace change and
look forward to something new.

i do love his challenge though,
that we are all responsible
to make things better.

we are all responsible.

a british perspective

Whether you agree with this article or not, you have to agree that it is very cleverly written.

The Daily Mail (UK) wrote this editorial about Obama on 1/6/2009.

Obama's Victory--A British view

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition. A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations America !

Monday, January 19, 2009

waco rules {no.1}

waco has a pretty bad rep.
but the truth is, i love this city. it is full of hidden treasures.
it's not huge like houston, or consumer-driven and brand-name obsessed like dallas.
it doesn't have the music scene of austin or the hills of san antonio,
but it is a completely unique city; a diamond in the rough.
miller and i drove around the other day,
and saw a sign which read:
"what about cupcakes?"
to which we responded, "what about cupcakes?!"
we tracked the shop and found a delicious answer.

lavertys is another one of waco awesome places to visit.
it's alot like the city, actually. looks crappy from a distance,
but is full of history, pretty little things, a has a rustic feel
that you don't want to miss.

o, waco...
it's also the city i fell in love in,
so i may be a little biased :)

Friday, January 16, 2009


here is this stamps description:
When you feel extra crafty and need to be reminded that this year is the most important one of many, this stamp will clear your muddled thoughts. Bailout - Wham! Obamad! Madoff - Wham! Obamad! Iraq - Wham! Bam! Obamad! Stamp it around and have his head fill your dreams and your and everyone else's visions. Funky with rainbow ink.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

breakfast of champions

this morning i met with a very nice cake maker.
she bought me coffee
and gave me cake.
a lovely, yummy way to start the day.
this is a sweet season.

now i need to buy books?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

getting ahead of myself

although i'm currently planning a wedding...
(wow, that's weird)

i can't help but dream of future little parties to plan!
like a puppy birthday party
soooo cute.

as if wedding planning wasn't consuming enough!
haha i can't complain.
i truly can't wait for my friends to be in this stage of life.

well, maybe i can. you never know at baylor...

Monday, January 12, 2009

a photo journal

a journey to aggie-land & san an

making decisions together, {because of this little sparkly}

traveled back, ross was silly.

matched wine with chocolate.

num nummy.

we played a really fun game, which required lots of thought...

...and ended with crazy drawings and funny phrases.

Jesus for president.

Monday, January 5, 2009

t-minus 6 months!

ross franklin booked our honeymoon yesterday.
non-refundable, of course.
no turning back now, this is happening :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

yay 2009!

2009 is upon us!
We welcomed it well.
One thing about this year is certain: it will be a year of change.
fortunately, God has been working on my heart since high school
about embracing this main element of life
rather than fearing it.

{as far as i know}:
a new president
with new policies.
college graduation.
a new city.
new friends {i hope!}
no more girl roommates...
but instead, a boy roommate:
a husband!
a new last name,
a new family.
new home.
no more classes,
but instead...a job?!

yes, this will be a year of change indeed.


i'm by far not alone when i say that neinei is my absolute favorite blog. the most recent post mentions that voted her home one of their most favorite homes of the 2008. she prefers hand-made over store-bought, and vintage over new.

what makes her home so appealing is the way she lives. she loves her husband and four kids beautifully unabashedly. her blog is filled with beautiful pictures and thoughtful words. in fact, she is currently recovering from burns she sustained in a private plane crash earlier this year, and her blog is kept alive by her sister and her readers. she and her story are very inspiring.


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