Wednesday, August 31, 2011

why my roommate is the best in the world.

she wakes me up in time for class every morning.  by any means necessary.
including stealing my pillows and bribing me with chocolate. 
today she stole my blanket.  my blanket that was protecting me from the unbearable cold of our room.
but i wasn't giving up without a fight.  i held onto that blanket like my life depended on it.

of course, this ended up with me on the floor,
still with a death grip on my blanket, wide awake.
and some very amused roommates.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

perpetual perpetual hunger.

i have been using "perpetual hunger" as a synonym for "college"
i now realize i will be in college until i am 85
so now i have perpetual perpetual hunger.

and all i will be doing for all those years is reading.
reading textbooks.
probably this delightful book will come in handy.
this one will never get old. promise.
jane eyre. jane eyre. jane eyre.
i love jane eyre.
and today i added my second copy of this to my collection.
unabridged, of course.

i love my book collection.  it will be my best friend during my perpetual perpetual hunger.
yay for being literate.
yay for deciding i want my master's degree.

Friday, August 26, 2011

things that made me smile today that are probably stupid. except the inspirational happy ones. those aren't stupid.

the reason: i waste too much time on pinterest.
i want this so much.
my roommate can tell you this is true.
this is ridiculously cute and i want two of them.
i love michel.  probably because he's french.
the real reason we can.
zombie apocalypse.

and now the inspirational ones:

dear paris,
just wait for me. we're going to meet.
i promise.

(love letters to paris, not men.)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

how to be happy (today)

sleep late because i stayed out too late because sleep is my true love.

wear your cuddling hoodie and curl up in a blanket mom gave you.

watch the big bang theory. or the halloween episode of boy meets world.

get a free t-shirt from the student center. just because.

visit C2.  realize how much you've missed it and be happy you're back.  sit in the middle of the hall with smith, trevor, your roommates, and ridiculously cool ex-boyfriend.

have a big dinner with your neighbors, roommates, your family, and your roommate's family.

take someone's free t-shirt from earlier and put it on your head.  when it falls off, put it on the next person's head.  when it falls off, have them put it on the next person's head until it goes all the way around the room.
we're weird. don'tworryaboutit.

have your dinner party of 14 get locked inside your tiny college-kid apartment.  yell out your window for your neighbor who you've hardly met to help you.

have a roommate date.  talk about everything.

go to sleep wearing dinosaur socks.
someday, it's all going to work out for the best.
and someday i won't get broken up with the first week of school.
my marius is somewhere out there waiting for me.

Friday, August 19, 2011

oh darn.

looks like paris is just as pretty in the winter as it is in the summer.
i guess i'll have to go twice.
or just stay there for a year so i can see what it looks like all the time.

darn it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

college: a state of perpetual hunger.

i said goodbye to my parents
i unpacked all my pretty socks
behold the pretty socks (guest starring my feet)


our air conditioning got fixed
and with a few sheets as improvised couch covers, a rug, decorative pillows, a keyboard, and a thrift-store found photo of the eiffel tower,
our dingy living room was transformed into a comfortable, colorful room of awesome.

i walked to a bookstore and found no copies of les miserables.  i'll try again tomorrow.

and since i arrived, i've been in a state of perpetual hunger.
i guess college does that to me.

to combat it, i made pizza and cookies for dinner tonight.

i'm home.

Friday, August 12, 2011

please bless that someday I can see something like this happen.

is fantastic.

i want to see this happen.
i want to be in this.
i wish i was there.

this is cool.

ps, i saw this cast.  it was lovely.  i cried a lot.

the end.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


rescue aid society!
(this has been stuck in my head since i watched the rescuers this morning. love it.)

"faith makes everything turn out right"

have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

this might be the best compliment i have ever received. ever.

so today.
i went to ridiculously cool ex-boyfriend's house.  (to stay consistent, this is what i'll always call him.  even though it's a pain to type out every time instead of his name.)  anyway, i went to his house to hang out with his mom.  because she's just that cool.

short side story:
she gave me this book today.
i found it humorous and ironic.
and i have a feeling it would've been a bit more helpful awhile back than it will be now, but oh well.

back to my real story.
so my roommate and i are hanging out with ridiculously cool ex-boyfriend's mom.  and she complimented the both of us on our new skirts.  my roommate was wearing bright, happy summer colors and i was wearing essentially the same outfit, only in various shades of black and gray.  "i look like the depressing version of my roommate!"  i said.
"you look parisian!"
she replied.

so that was just great news.  because i love paris and i will go there someday.
in fact...
enjoy this picture of the eiffel tower i found while wasting my time on pinterest this morning.
i might be addicted.  it's fine.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

he's climbin in your windows...

once upon a time I lived in a dorm.
call me crazy, but it was the best place to live
on the door to C2 (the best floor in said dorm) was this picture.
every time I went up there to see friends or just hang out I saw this on the door.

so today I came across this picture and it made me smile.
so i thought i'd share.
(plus I just miss C2)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


this is paris.

and someday, this will be me.
wearing a pretty dress and curls in my hair
sitting by the seine