Monday, November 28, 2011


homemade pies & pumpkin pie ice cream, Reebok family runs, multiple meals, coffee mugs, Fox Lake, flag football...

and quotes! as this year my grandmother required everyone to bring their favorite quotes to the Thanksgiving dinner table. my favorites:

Try it, you might like it.

- Andrew, via his Dad.

Enjoy every sandwich.
- My Dad, via Warren Zevon.

Do the common things, uncommonly well.
- Meg, via a boss.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

i was here.

These videos are my inspiration for finals and beyond.
Note to self: girl, don't be living small.

Friday, November 11, 2011

a thanksgiving-style post inspired by watching Joe Versus The Volcano.

(an especially good movie when watched while consuming takeout Chinese).

Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how big...thank you. Thank you for my life.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

happy halloween!

My sister sent me some pics of her and her boyfriend's pinata costumes they made themselves! It's also Meg's birthday today, so holla!
Meanwhile, back in Oklahoma, Walker went as MacGruber and I went as a flapper. Next year, an extravagant couple theme for sure.

I really enjoyed this Halloween season:
I painted my nails black.
I watched Paranormal Activity and enjoyed the thrill of it (I usually trend away from scary movies because I become too emotionally invested in characters. As Walker puts it, my ideal movie is one where absolutely nothing happens).
I made Peanut Butter Cups from scratch.
Attended parties and parades.
I had cider on the stove and Hocus Pocus playing in the background while handing out candy to the handful of trick-or-treaters that braved our neighborhood.
And I enjoyed watching Walker's attempts to humanely catch a mouse. (I took matters into my own hands and have only this to say: STICKY TRAPS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!).

When I grow-up I want to throw over-the-top Halloween parties a la Heidi Klum.
(I've decided Heidi Klum is easily the most likeable insanely hott person).

I've also requested copies of Hitchcock movies from my local library to ensure the spooky season continues a bit longer.
(So pllllease lay off the Christmas commercials for the time being).

This has nothing to with Halloween, but I thought it an important, easy read.