Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reading in Mexico

Hello! I am back, shamelessly acknowledging my long break from my limited, perhaps non-existent, readership.

I am beyond thrilled to be leaving for Mexico in a few days. It should be a fun trip sans biology tests, newspaper stuff, work (though I love my really how bad can work be?), lab reports, and lit papers. I am planning on bringing a few books and I thought I would share the list. My anticipated routine includes sitting by the pool and or beach, ordering a drink and reading away, knowing and loving that my depth of analysis is not accountable to a discussion in a DU classroom.

Book 1:
Freedom by Johnathan Franzen

This book has been described as comical and heartbreaking--a book about the American "nuclear" family. I started it a while ago, and must admit I was stifling my laughs in the bookstore.

Book 2:
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

I have little experience with Didion's work, but have recently listened to a few npr segments regarding her navigation of grief after the loss of her daughter and husband. This book addresses her husband's death and I am sure it will be a pleasure to read.

Book 3:
The Marriage Plot by, one of my personal favorites, Jeffery Eugenides
I was moved and inspired by The Virgin Suicides and relished each page of Middlesex. I imagine this new release will have similar affects.

So there's my vacation reading list. What are you currently reading?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Parkas and Short Hair

I love that Parkas have come back into fashion in recent years (or maybe they were never out). I want to join in the chic warmth! This one is perfect for the cold Colorado weather and would be one of those additions to my wardrobe that would last me years. Too bad it costs 700 dollars, which will never happen with my extremely limited student budget. But maybe one day ;)

On another note, I have been thinking of chopping all my hair off. There are so many trendy short hair styles right now. I am obsessed with Carrie Mulligan's and would love to figure out my own version of that. Her pics in the October issue of Vogue were completely swoon worthy! Plus, this hair change would be another reason to buy a parka; my head would be I would obviously need a lovely faux fur hood to keep me warm.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary Michael!

Thanks for marrying me. I love you Michael!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Reasons to Smile

The past two weeks have been hellishly stressful. Many tears and much insecurity about the future. Yet these people never cease to make me smile. Thank you Michael, Mom, Dad, Lydia, Lynnae, Lea and Jack one million times for always making my my life light up with your love, support and perfectly quirky personalities!

P.S. The pic of my parents is insanely old..but isn't it awesome? too awesome not to post.
Also...thanks Lyds for some of the pics you didn't know I was stealing. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Swanky Bar Carts

Michael and I would love to have our own bar cart in our, what I am sure will be, tiny Denver apartment. I think it would look and feel so classy. We could throw swanky parties and have our own signature cocktail. :) I found a great one on ebay the other day but sadly it has disappeared. I will definitely be checking craiglist/ebay often to see when our perfect bar cart will pop up.

picture via Domino Magazine

Happy and Sad

We are moving to Denver in three days. I am happy and sad all at the same time. I will miss London very much - the parks, the diversity, the cheese shops, the being able to jump on a Euro Star and be in Paris in less than three hours, the fun restaurants, the abundance of beer, the mcvities biscuits....and the list goes on. But moving to Denver will be fun. We will be close to family and have what feels like a lot more money (London is annoyingly expensive). Plus, it's where we are from...and who doesn't love their home state? *sigh* it is just a happy/sad time.

p.s. our very student residence-ish apartment(pic above) became so comforting to us and a very nice first home. I miss it already.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I love the 70s

Since my parents were quite conservative when I was a little girl I grew up watching reruns of shows like I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and my personal favorite, The Brady Bunch (although I did envy my friends for their power ranger privileges). My heart would jump when I would hear "Here's a story, of a lovely lady..." I would run over to the tv, sit and covet the lovely Marcia Brady's hair and clothes. Weren't the 70s so cool? As a typical teenager I would stay home from school "sick" and turn on VH1 to watch those excessively long episodes of "I love the 70s...80s...90s." Of course, the "I love the 70s" ones were always the most rock star! :) I love the music, the sunglasses, the loose button up shirts, the long straight hair parted in the middle, and even all the was all so cool.

So here's to bringing back some 70s style!

Images via iamthechildofthemoon and listoftheday