20 September 2012

11 Songs






  1. Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights
  2. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  3. How Will I Know - Glee Cast Version
  4. I Hope This Gets to You - The Daylights
  5. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
  6. Missy Higgins - Don't Ever
  7. The Shins - Simple Song
  8. The Shins - It's Only Life 
  9. Blow Me - Pink
  10. The Kooks - Naive
  11. Muse - Uprising

18 September 2012

All the Small Things

I have come to realize that there are certain things that I tend not to finish. Typically they either become lost, expire, or I develope a sort of product boredom and therefore buy something newer, flashier, or better smelling.  Thus, I always pat myself on the back when I completely conquer:

  • a tube of Chapstick
  • a can of bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • ... actually any bottle of lotion
  • a run of the mill no. 2 pencil
  • candles
  • a pad of Post-its 
  • a bottle of vitamins 

17 September 2012

Fall of Positivity

Any season that is not summer, I am complaining about it. This is not the first time. With the onset of September, I am currently suffering from my annual post summer disenchantment.  I am, however, trying to look at the bright side:






  • pretty leaves
  • windows down/ open weather
  • hot tea
  • hot Starbucks drinks
  • hoodie weather
  • subtle cool wind
  • ... very subtle
  • ... ... actually never mind the cool wind
  • sweaters
  • ... especially cardigans
  • September - Earth Wind & Fire
  • after a summer of re-runs, new Jeopardy! shows 
  • fall reading
  • football season
  • post season baseball
  • these words by E. Hemingway
  • halloween
  • pumpkins
  • pumpkin beer
  • pumpkin scented candles
  • Hocus Pocus 
  • Thanksgiving

16 September 2012

Oh Happy Day

It has been a exactly a year! Today is the one year anniversary since this guy was hit by a car.  I have mentioned him a few times.  What started out as a terrible, horrible, traumatizing morning, ended up being a long and slow recovery, AND a year later, Del is livin' the high life.


Del, fall 2011, during his recovery

Today, Delmar:
  • is large
  • ... he has put on some pounds, and is now a hefty 15.5 lbs.
  • is uncoordinated, yet amusing to watch.
  • still hasn't quite grown into his ears.
  • looks angry a lot of the time, but he is a happy boy, I swear.
  • loves to sleep
  • loves to lounge
  • loves to shred newspaper
  • loves Temptations Cat Treats 
  • loves chasing moths and butterflies

We are so happy and thankful that he has made a full recovery; he has truly been a blessing to our family. 




Baby Delmar was one of the cutest kittens in the world.




15 September 2012

No List Saturday

Currently one of my favorite book quotes:

“I was born into BolĂ­var's labyrinth, and so I must believe in the hope of Rabelais' Great Perhaps.”
- John Green, Looking for Alaska ... from the acknowledgements  

14 September 2012

No List Friday

I posted this on Instagram [or Instagramed this?], but thought it was too good not to post again.  I was at Target the other day and spotted this game:






It is a cup with a ping pong ball. The goal is to throw the ball in the cup. Sound familiar? 

12 September 2012

Late to the Party

I feel like I am constantly late to the party. Either because I think I am too cool for school and still have these delusions that not conforming is actually cool, OR because I am simply just lagging behind.  Nonetheless, lately I have been playing the following [much of which is not new to the world, but new to my ears] nonstop on my iTunes, and finding great enjoyment in:


Port of Marrow, The Shins


XX, The XX


The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, Missy Higgins
[disclaimer: not nearly as good as, The Sound of White, but still okay]