Friday, March 16, 2012
as of late
You could alternately title this post: "In which I try to join the instagram trend without having instagram." Or even more bluntly: "I'm going to throw a bunch of random crummy cell phone pics at you." Nonetheless, while I remain iPhone-less and thus instagram-less, this is the best you or I shall get of the random snapshots of my life. C'est la vie. (I've been doing a lot of French homework...that may or may not be affecting my mood.)
Guess what, folks? I'm on spring break! Yippee, hoorah, woohoo, and all those other celebratory phrases. It's been a crazy few weeks leading up to the end of this quarter, which explains and hopefully excuses my longer-than-usual absence. My life has recently consisted of studying the extensive notes I always end up taking (and doodling of course), organizing the gazillions of college emails that keep making their way to my inbox (I don't think I've read one), driving downtown again and again (and again), and talking to more people on campus than I usually do (or at least I feel that way...hmm).
With our pathetic excuse of a winter, I always foretold a blizzard in March. We usually seem to get a bunch of awful weather this month anyway. Well I'm more than happy to say that I think (and hope) I'm wrong. It has been gloriously warm and sunny and breezy...I wish it would stay like this through the summer, because humidity doesn't do much for me, or my hair. Hah. I'm going to a wedding tomorrow though (on St. Patrick's Day!), and I'm planning on it being fantastically beautiful outdoors.
Belle's hair came off! hahhaha oh my. she isn't nearly as attractive bald, is she?
Like I said, I'm forever driving downtown, and not only to campus. Last weekend, Cassie and I told Brooke and Tess that we were going to have a spontaneous photo shoot (...the the dark...without my camera...downtown...) so they had better get dressed up. We were literally on the sidewalk of the theatre before Brooke read the sign and and started yelling, "Ballet! It says ballet!" (She pronounces it bal-let literally, not the "fancy French way" bal-lay...it was so cute.)
So yes, we surprised the little sisters and took them to see the Sleeping Beauty ballet, which we all enjoyed immensely. Seriously, every time I go to that theatre I am reminded why it is one of my favorite places in the world--my happy place. And it's funny for me, since I've been to several ballets there--I recognize many of the dancers from the company.
me + Tess at the lovely, marvelous theatre me + Brooke randomly in my living room
Now that I'm posting awful cell phone pictures *ahem* I think I might as well update you about my legit camera's name. Bert beat out Courfeyrac solidly in the polls (probably because no one can pronounce it...hehe), and that's definitely what I was leaning towards anyway. So, Bert it is! Or as my sister would call him: Bert-bert-bert--"because there must be three syllables." (It's really funny if you say it out loud...)
These are my adorable new shoes. They're only rip-offs of Sperrys, but I love them a lot. I...may or may not have gotten seven new pairs of shoes last week. *cheesy grin* I never do that. In my defense, there were good sales, plus my mom had a substantial coupon, plus I really did need some new shoes. I will show you a photo sometime, but I also got a pair of--guess what?--red heels! That's an item off the bucket list. They are epic.
So since I've been sporadically gone for awhile, I think I'm entitled to interrogate you all. Yes? Yes.
Do you like the downtown area of wherever you live?
Have you worn/bought any splendid shoes lately?
Do you have any glorious plans for spring break?
Do you have a favorite place in the world/a happy spot? (you should get one.)
Isn't spring the best season ever?
I'm sorry, but if you answer no to that last one, you and I probably can't be friends. I was meant for spring. I mean, I have my half-birthday during this season, so that counts for something, right? So...just don't tell me if you disagree and thus break my little heart, okay? Okay good.
Enjoy your weekend, friends!