{ happy 2011 }

Happy 2011!
I hope this year is successful, exciting ...

... and glamorous.


{ stress reliever }

Lately I've been stressed to the max.
I'm up to my eyeballs in job applications and 
am wondering if I'm going to be able to get one of 
these 911 Dispatch positions I've been applying for!
I need to do something to relax.  

I keep going to Duck Duck Collective to see these portraits.
Everytime I see them it makes me want to do another
series of portraits to relax! Nothing like a high intensity
photo project to relax you! No, seriously. This stuff
makes me pie-in-the-sky happy. That being said ...

Who wants their picture taken?

* images via here


{ shameless plug }

OK. Here goes my shameless plug of ...

This website is the brainchild of a good friend
and his good friend. Lots of friendship connections.
Hence the shameless plug.

It's kind of a combination site of Overheard 
Everywhere and TextFromLastNight. 
But better. Way better. Don't even look at those 
other sites anymore. They're not as cool.
Friend #1 is a favorite design cohort of mine, 
check out his work here. He does web design
focusing on WordPress themes. He also is a 
complete database geek (sorry, but it's true) 
and has designed all kinds of CAD systems for
things ranging from a fire department dispatching 
CAD system to an event management company's CAD system.
Long and short of it? He's smart/way smarter than me.

So, I will end my plug here. 
But, go check out the site! Now!


[ how the grinch stole christmas ]

This week at work has officially sucked.
But, to embrace the Christmas spirit, we watched
How the Grinch Stole Christmas at work today. 

I do love this movie,
and it seems to make work a better place to be!


Merry Christmas!


{ rucksack love }

Ever since I went to NYC this summer, I've been
looking for a fashionable way to carry a lot of 
junk in a purse/bag without taking my hiking
L.L. Bean backpack (bright red) with me everywhere.

This very fashionable lady on the subway had
a leather backpack / rucksack that I loved.
It was Fendi, however, and probably cost
her more than my car is worth. 

But, I found something! This is so cute!

P.S. I love the little studs.  
OK.   I am going to have to start saving 
my pennies for this Roxy bag.  


{ moving day #17 }

Today, my friends, is moving day #17 for me
(and my parentals who kindly haul my junk everywhere).
Yes, it's true. In the past fours years, between multiple dorm rooms 
and summer jobs, I've managed to move 16 times within my college career. 

Now on to #17!
(Hopefully I can stay put for a while here).

No, this isn't where I'm moving to. 
But hey, a girl can dream right? 
Someday ...


{ famous }

I am now famous. Yes, don't panic,
I'm famous! (I know, what is this world coming to?)
My college's silly little magazine has me featured in this fall's issue.

There I am! Featured on the Alumni Relations page.
Remember the Art Walk I did a while back? This is it!
Don't judge me for being proud of this ... I don't get out much, OK?


{ ginger }

I got called a ginger yesterday.
Only problem is, I'm a brunette.
However ...

... Karen Elson makes me want to 
become a real ginger.