Friday, December 2, 2011


So I can't study at the library.  I'm not sure why this is, but it's true.  In any case, this means that I've been studying at coffee shops A LOT lately.  

Not only do I get my studying done, but my music list grows as well.

P.S. Yesterday was World AIDS Day.  At OSU, we used to host the Red Party in late April in honor of AIDS awareness.  It was always an amazing event.  For an amazing article on what AIDS is and what science is working on right now with AIDS check out this awesome article (that happens to be written by one of my best friends):

(This picture may or may not be from our freshmen/sophomore years of undergrad)

Also, for more information about the day, check out the World AIDS Day Website

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Serendipitously ...

– you don’t reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings … serendipitously.
- John Barth, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturdays (O-H-I-O style)

After studying all day/night yesterday, nothing beats a day of football.  

Tied.  In the third.

Hang on Sloopy.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Once Again...

... Time got away from me.

I'm not good with routinely blogging.  I'm trying to get better.

I pinky promise.

However, I may not be able to fulfill that promise until finals are done.

In law school, the only grade you have for an entire semester is your final exam.

It's terrifying.

It's beyond terrifying.

So from now until mid-December, I have resigned myself to the fact that my desk is going to be in a constant state of messiness:


And that I'm going to constantly feel like this:


And because of these resignations, I have bought myself flowers and placed them in a beer bottle turned flower vase, which I find absolutely lovely.

I have also discovered that running everyday is absolutely wonderful.  In my book, no better stress relief exists besides the rhythmic beat of sneakers hitting the pavement.  


(Images 2/4 from - We Heart It)

And now, I think I'm going to log off, shut down, and go run! :)  
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happiness is ...

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
- W.H. Auden

Happiness is ... 

Blowing up balloons and writing your favorite quotes on them.

With The Kooks and Jeff Buckley playing in the background

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The past few weeks in pictures:

Wow, time really got away from me.  These past few weeks have been an absolute amazing start to Fall. I drank pumpkin beer and visited with both my parents and my best friend from home!  I also got some fun (and comfy!) sweaters for the upcoming cold weather.  I am all set for Fall ... now, it just needs to stop being 80 (not that I'm complaining, I know those negative degrees are only a few months away and then I'll be wishing for this weather)

:)  Happy Fall!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beautiful World

This weekend has been wonderful!  
It's been filled with sun
and fall weather.
Good music and good thrifting finds.
Although it may have been lacking a little in the homework department...  
But we'll just pretend that all that goofy law school homework didn't exist these past few days.

Grouplove concert.

Did I mention that we got to meet the band? 

Pretty friends.

Pretty day

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm Excited For ...


For pretty trees and fun leaf piles.

For pumpkin spice lattes

And cozy sweaters

And pumpkin carving

But mainly, I'm excited to celebrate the turning of the season with old and new friends.  And maybe with some good ol' pumpkin beer as well :)

All images taken from We Heart It

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All it takes...

Is a little faith and a lot of heart

And maybe some good music as well.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Moving and moving on

I'm beginning to realize just how difficult moving can be, especially moving to a new city where I don't really know anyone.  I have a few friends here that I've gotten to see from time to time, which is definitely amazing.  It can be so nice just to see a familiar face, but even though this change can be really tough, I keep reminding myself that I just have to give myself time to adjust.  I'll meet new people and develop new friendships.  Things just take time.

"I believe that we can trust change and give ourselves time to respond and feel the losses, and then know that the gifts are being, or will be revealed."
- Sark

So, as pick me up, last night I made a list of my pows and wows for yesterday -- pows are down parts of your day and wows are good parts of your day.

- Being homesick
- Not getting all the work done that I was intending to get done

- Finding Graeters ice cream in Chicago!
- Working out
- Having a close friend remind me that everything will get better, that it just takes time.
- Discovering Lady Gaga's new song:  You and I
- Blowing bubbles in my room :)

Img src: We heart it

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Coffee, Chicago, Law School

And so the studying begins.
Law school started last week.
So much reading!

It's a good thing I've got lots of coffee and this amazing view to make up for the immense work load.

I hope life for you all is going splendidly!

‎"All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust."

Monday, June 20, 2011

I grow so much

Even though sometimes it is difficult
Camp, I love you.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

This is dedicated to

... My amazing roommate.

After four years, we haven't really changed that much.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mom's (Healthy) Pound Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/4 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Mix together wet ingredients and then add dry ingredients. Bake for 50 minutes to and hour at 350 degrees in a greased loaf pan.

Time fast-forward (aka later tonight)

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Tonight was my second-to-last Tuesday night at Mama's.
For those of you who may be unaware of Mama's infamy, it is:
- The best, most unknown, hole-in-the-wall bar on campus
- A place with excellent food
- And even better company
- And, it was the reason I spent an amazing weekend rafting and camping in West Virginia with amazing friends this past weekend.

So, here's to you Mama's. And here's to amazing memories.

**images found using Google and We Heart It.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Loving Yourself

After this past weekend (which I'm going to post about later tonight - lots of pretty scenery and great friends), I realized that I need to make a drastic change in my life. Ok, maybe not super drastic, but a change nonetheless.

I've spent too much time:
- Feeling sorry for myself about not being accepted to NYU and Columbia's law schools.
- Letting myself be insecure about appearances, personality, and abilities

So this is all going to change. My goals shall be this:

1. Be independent. This one may be difficult for me. I tend to fancy myself an extremely independent person; however, similar to Eat, Pray, Love, I've either been with a guy or breaking up with a guy since I was fifteen. It's time to change that. Especially now, he's different. I didn't expect him to be, but he is. I need to move on. Let him go. It's hurt too much. So from here on out, I'm on my own and I couldn't be more excited.

2. Compliment myself. It's tough. I think it's tough for everyone, but I'm tired of trying to compare myself with others. So now, everytime I am critical of myself, I am going to give myself a compliment as well.

"If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. "

3. Work out three times a week. I've got the eating healthy down. I love eating healthy and working out makes me feel even better, but I let excuses and laziness interfere.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


... I get lost in pretty words
Sometimes, I let myself get hurt

I still think you're beautiful

Maybe someday you'll see it too

Img src: We Heart It

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Sporadic Entries

Time got away from me.
...And I think I got sick from the pudding I made

Oh well.
I've spent this morning:
- Reading blogs
- Making goals
- And cooking

The Red Party is tonight!

And my birthday is coming up soon. Retro-cocktail party birthday? Yes, I think so :)

Have an excellent Friday!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pudding and then Healthy Eating and Budgeting

For the new year, I have decided that I want to:
- Eat healthier
- Learn how to cook
- Be more careful with my spending (aka goodbye Ebay thrifting)

So, in honor of these new goals, my meals for this week will be a mix of raw pancakes (found from this lovely little blog), vanilla tofu pudding, and vegetable tofu fajitas.

We'll see how this goes!

Maybe I'll add some yoga into the mix.

Off to see a movie (at the dollar theater too! I'm getting good at this!)