Found a fabulous new hobby… Highly considering taking orders and selling them :)

Found a fabulous new hobby… Highly considering taking orders and selling them :)

so far behind

again, i am ridiculously behind course on this thing. the weekend it came into being, i was refreshingly unbusy. but that has not been the case so. but let’s see. as i first mentioned, i was reading ‘something borrowed’ by emily giffin. well i am now done with ‘something blue’, giffin’s second novel and have recently started ‘baby proof’… novel number three. i am well past the 1/3 mark and it is just so relieving to finally be able to read things i want to read. three books in three weeks: in my book, that’s a damn miracle!

i am so ready for thanksgiving break, although it won’t be that much of a break. but it will be nice to not worry about british literature for a while. the holiday is going to be busy and jam packed… but i get to end it with a great sleepover with my neices - who rock my world.

hopefully i’ll get back on here before the weekend is over! <3

countdown: 194

What are YOU doing this Thursday?

so ridiculously behind on here, but what am i NOT behind on? i have a lovely stack of homework assignments and papers to write… i think i’ll get to them eventually. change of plans: criminal justice minor - out the windonw new plan: take a couple that i may or may not be interested in, i.e. disney & children’s literature… intro to film… intro to african american lit… just to name a few…. AND… get an internship. new goal. gonna do it. exciting news! cory and i received our engagement photo DVD yesterday. the packaging was awesome. the pictures were even more so! today is a big day in the countdown - finally hit 200! tomorrow will be the 2 year anniversary of what set that in motion! [over taco bell :P ] today will be a good day.

I have been ridiculously lazy on my tumblr upkeep, such a slacker. I do apologize to the bundles of people who follow :P I just finished “Something Borrowed” by Emily Giffin… Awesome book! And I was so amped at the end, that I just purchased “Something Blue” as an iBook. I’ve always been a hardcore paperback fan, and not huge on reading off a screen, but I figured I’d give it a try. My iPad is amazingly awesome, I must say. Three out of my five CJUS classes for the spring have eTextbooks available, so I guess I’ll need to get used to the format anyways.

I’ll report back on my likings. :)

PS Props to Sister Darcy (yes, capitalized on purpose)

The world needs a Zero Tolerance policy.

Just The Way You Are - Cover

This is the song that my bridesmaids and I will be walking down the aisle to. This song just makes it feel Ike a movie :)

207 days :)

some days can be tougher than others, and some times the ideals of love are forsaken and damaged. but you have to pull yourself up by your boot straps, put on your big-boy pants, and realize that love isn’t condemned by one act, but defined by the millions of others.

disclaimer: not about cory and me


About to play a flag football game in 40 degree and below weather. Why? I really have no idea. :(

My Best Friend Is Jewish

So, my best friend just informed me that her LITTLE brother has his BAR MITZVAH [what!!!] date set for 2012 and i am beyond ecstatic! Then she posted a Tweet about loving her faith and religion, which made me think about a speech I gave last year. So I thought I’d share:

"I struggled when I sat down to write this speech.

I am a Caucasian female from a middle class family. My parents have been married for 30 years. I have two older sisters- one works for a local bank and the other for the [unnamed for personal/privacy reasons]. My grandparents just recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. I graduated from high school with honors and was accepted to the three universities I applied to. I have a fiancé who I have been with for two and a half years. In my opinion, there is not a single thing that makes me feel diverse. I feel like I fit the mold for the typical American. There has been no significant event in my life pertaining to something that would make me feel culturally diverse.

So I looked into my lineage: English, Scottish, German, Native American- a pretty healthy blend, but nothing uncommon. My best friend, Amanda, is Chinese, Hungarian, and Columbian- an interesting mixes if you ask me. One more thing: She’s Jewish

I don’t particularly claim any one religion or denomination. I would categorize myself as somewhat of a skeptical Christian.

But back to the lineage part: I’m German (one-eighth if you want to get technical) from my father’s side. Amanda… is Jewish. The last time I checked, there has not been a positive relationship between those two in the context of history.

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so it's my senior year of college and i am being faced with the infamous question: "so what are you going to do?" well hell if i know! the annoying response to my major [english] is, "oh, so you want to teach?" no way, no how. i don't have the patience for that. whatsoever. i want to write. i want to put things on paper that get a rise or reaction out of people, good or bad. i'd love to make a living off of that, but that might take a while. so i guess i'll work my way to do that... not sure by doing what though. :)