Thursday, July 28, 2011

linky linkies.

An article from Psychology Today about taxing the rich (WARNING: pretty unabashedly one-sided) ((And what is this doing on Psychology Today?))

Lovely summer song from Givers, brought to you by my love for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.

A very thoughtful blog (well, Tumblr) written by an articulate fellow Gordonite.

**Side note: I was looking at some past blog posts, mostly yesterday's, and realized how many grammar errors/ stylistic "winces" I make! (And YES MOM, I KNOW YOU'VE TOLD ME THIS LIKE FIVE TIMES.) Bad, bad English major. Time to start proofing, I guess. Lo siento!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

my weekend + jessica and ash bettany's home

I got a bit tired of scanning the internet for pretty pictures the other day--so, sorry for the delay. Probs because I actually had a semblance of a life this weekend.

Friday night, Brian, Jaime, Lena, and Matt and I went out to the Wherehouse in Newburgh. Definitely recommended if you're a vegetarian, because there are lots of options for you and it's a very hipster place. (And if you're a vegetarian, you're likely to be a hipster.)

Mostly everyone slept over at my house, and we got up bright and early to help out at Habitat for Humanity. Maybe "help" is a relative term. Lena and I strung up temperamental work lights for TWO HOURS before graduating to screwing in some screws. (I always feel like such a girl whenever I volunteer here. The site managers take one look at me and are like, "You go hold a ladder somewhere.")

Later that day we hiked up Bear Mountain with my sister.

I did this hike a couple of years ago with Brian (who happens to be a cross-country runner) some other friends and almost died of out-of-shapeness. Brian had called back from several dozen yards ahead, "Just think of how proud you'll feel and how worth it it'll be at the top."

I huffed to myself and thought hotly, "Yeah, I don't subscribe to that whole go-for-the-gold thing? I'd rather be a quitter and not sweat to death." Did you catch my pun? hehe

This time, though, it wasn't so bad. I could actually appreciate the view at the top because my head wasn't between my knees!

The hike was a great time to laugh and talk and watch Brian get chased by a bee for half a mile. We drove home that night, stopping only at Lena's cousin's house to jump fully clothed into their pool.

And now, to make up for all those words you just had to read, enjoy these pictures, via Design*Sponge.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

erin loechner.

Man, I've just been stumbling over sweet blogs lately.

These images are all via design for mankind.

I'd like to steal, seize, or otherwise adopt by force Erin's entire closet. K?

Plus two good reads sent to me by my awesomely awesome friend Brett.

The Future of College (education)
The Crazier the Better (writing)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

married bliss.

So, after a short whirlwind weekend of wedding stress and beauty (note that lovely alliteration!), I am back home again, once more.

Corrine was stunning. Jesse was adorable. The weather was sweltering.

Seriously, I'm talking groomsmen, bridesmaids, the entire audience just streaming. Pouring. Practically RAINING sweat from their very pores.

Please enjoy my new favorite song from Fleet Foxes' album, Helplessness Blues.

Unfortunately the wedding pictures are not up yet (ARRGGGGGG!!!) but isn't this a pretty store?

Pino Branding, via Black*Eiffel.

(I don't actually know what branding means, or why there's a whole store dedicated to it. But this is not a democracy, and I say I'm allowed to post things I don't understand! Aha!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

getting hitched!

No, not me. Silly.


The lovely-beyond-belief Corrine and Jesse.

As many of my friends know (due to my constant discussion on the subject), their wedding is on Sunday and I fly out tomorrow to the great Midwest to be a part of it :)

Corrine is a dear friend I've known since freshman year:

We were so cute (and I was so skinny)!

I couldn't be happier for them, or more excited to see Corrine's dress and her wedding decor--she's got mad stylez.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More being returned!

Not me this time (obvs)!

It's Dani, my bes fran and blogger of Fading Margins.

She is officially back in the US, officially back in PA, and officially too big for that rope swing.


Welcome home, girl.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Man, what a vaca. My family and I laid out on beaches (which resulted for me in a very oddly shaped sunburn on my legs), ate out A LOT, kayaked, had delicious ice cream almost every day, went for walks and runs, laid out on the hammock with some Billy Collins poetry (that one was just me), played board games, napped, and best of all, WENT TO BED BEFORE TEN PM EVERY NIGHT!

The only problem was that our tire-mounted bike rack kept falling off on the way to the Cape and then shattered our rear window later in the week, resulting in a wonderfully expensive and stressful repair and replacement. But apart from that, smooth sailing!

Pics to come, hopefully.

Seriously, it was so nice to be detached from my computer, phone, and TV (except for movies with the fam) for the week. I forget how time consuming and energy sapping those can be. Of course, as soon as I got home I went online and discovered that a million people had written to me and it took forever to get back to everyone, and then I had to check all the blogs I follow, and the instructions for reupholstering a chair on Little Green Notebook were sort of complicated to envision so I just HAD to study those... and I ended up being on my computer for like five hours the night I got back. My mother mocked me, "You kept saying how much you loved being away from technology and you haven't left your screen for an entire day except to complain for food!"

So apparently my priorities change by day. WHATEVS MOM!!

Also, I found a new favorite blog: Oh Happy Day. The author, Jordan, is living in Paris for a year with her family and has gorgeous photos of all the pretty Parisian stuff (the technical term) that she encounters.

All via Oh Happy Day.

Friday, July 1, 2011

hasta manana!

More like hasta semana, actually (although that's probably-almost-certainly-definitely incorrect Spanish). I guess I'll just stick with hasta luego.

Mi familia and I are going to off to MA for a week long vacation by the ocean. And in the interest of some true relaxation, I'm not bringing my computer. You can bet there'll be lots of swimming, biking, reading, card-playing, napping, laughing, fighting, laying-around-and-eating going on.