Sunday, July 31, 2005

So hot this fall...

Bohemian Bourgeoise... I'm on it kids, I'm on it.
Patrick on my acquisition of the most impossible to find Sufjan Stevens CD ever...

"congrats on finally getting that CD. hope you enjoy his latest album about the best state in the union..."

Pfft, best state in the union?! Please. In other related news, I was reading the Post last week or something and came upon an article about the awesomeness of the CD and apparently, it has been increasingly hard to find because the album cover offended somebody. Namely, Superman flying over the Chicago skyline... perhaps because of Christopher Reeves's semi-recent death. Anyway, the record company had to sell all the CDs that were already out (with the Superman on the cover) while making new inserts before the could kind of "re-release" the CD again. Isn't that ridiculous? No wonder why I couldn't find the CD for a solid month. I went to 8 places and possibly 5 different zip codes to try to find this thing only to be met with disappointment. Anyway, I'm glad that I have the CD now because it's pretty much insane... and I'm happy to announce that MY copy of the CD does have Superman flying over Chicago. Holler. (I'm sorry, I hate that word, but I felt it necessary... think of it as a victory "holler" rather than a bad Gwen Stephani song "holler")

Saturday, July 30, 2005

I love Colin. He is the gnarliest.

Our conversation about Hilary Duff going to Harvard...

Colin: haley joel osment is goin to Yale
Colin: and Frankie Muniz is gettin married
Me: Ha ha, sounds like a pretend episode of "you know the world is coming to an end when..."
Me: Haley Joel Ozzy played smart people in his movies so I dunno, I kinda just see him as being a smart kid which may not be accurate, but I can see him going places.
Me: Frankie is the new Macaulay Culkin...
Colin: oh my god quadratics are like the new prada!!
Colin: thank you lizzie mcfuckinguire
Today I'm going to raise my glass (of Verdi) to Clarity.

Finally... no more mass confusion, and it's all clear now. The past few days have proven to be really good for me. Not because I went to Georgetown last night (even though that was great)... but because I've found an answer to the questions I've had all this year. No more conflict, no more grey area. I finally know what I want and it feels so good. Such a huge burden lifted. I feel indifferent towards something that I would have felt very strongly for last year. No more of that. I'm ready to let go and start this new year fresh and rested, with the best friends a girl could ask for. I know I sound vague, but most of you, especially Matt know what I'm talking about. Yeah, this just in, decision has been made. Ha ha. That's all for now.

This picture is dark, but that blue light you're seeing is really a black light alongside the bottom of a huge party boat. There was a club on that boat. Plus a sitting area. Just all around good stuff. I say we have a closing ceremony of summer party on that thing because it would pretty much be awesome.  Posted by Picasa

Our restaurant as viewed from the dock... We were up there... so perfect. I love it.  Posted by Picasa

Party on the boat perhaps?! Kennedy Center in the background. Again, awesome.  Posted by Picasa

These nice tourist took our picture for us. My arm looks so weird. I think it's because of the purse. But here is group picture numero dos.  Posted by Picasa

Kennedy Center at night from across the potomac... you can't see it very well, but trust me, it was beautiful.  Posted by Picasa

In front of the fountain. Kathryn looks so cold.  Posted by Picasa

Pretty tree... yeah, random picture.  Posted by Picasa

Real cool guys, real cool. Ha ha I love it.  Posted by Picasa

Our waiter made us take a group photo. What a great idea.  Posted by Picasa

Friday night dinner with the ladies at Sequoia. Gorgeous. The trees light up as the sun sets and the view of the Kennedy Center and the Potomac is phenomenal.  Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 29, 2005

A Friday Video just for your entertainment!!!

Emo Haircuts Video via College Humor

Ha ha ha... yeah, can you tell that I'm bored at work?
Dearest Friday, I pretty much love you.

That aside, when we're all out of work today, I expect to see you all out with me... Festivity: A happy hour of sorts that will be lasting more than an hour. :D

this is pretty much a usless post because i'm bored at work and am really excited that it's... say it with me, FRIDAY! Now there goes one minute of your life that you'll never get back :)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

A little wisdom from Mr.A-Z

"It takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is
It takes some tears to make you trust
It takes some years to make it rust
It takes some dust to make it polished"

Couldn't have said it any better.

These shoes were made for me except... they ran out. Ready one, two, three.... SIGH. :( Posted by Picasa
So I woke up this morning to the realization (and surprise) that I had a flat tire.

What a way to start the day eh? Mom called and was like uh yeah your tire = dead. Sweet. I also had to work today. Anyway, I was a good daughter and called into my mom's work pretending I was dying and bailed her out early. I did my rounds this morning and then Mom took my sister and I out to La Madeleine for a very french dejuner. I enjoyed it a lot. It's been awhile since I've had great french food. Quiche Lorraine was my choice of cuisine. Delicious as always. A favorite of mine for sure. Then we took Emmy to our cousin's house where she will be until next week. She practically lives there now. It's like I don't even have a sister because I never see her. Then, mom and I did some shopping. I bought a cute carden/blazer thing. I wanted everrrything. I love Saks. Apparently so does my mom since her whole closet and then some is provided by that store. I saw this vintagy throwback shoes Circa by Joan and David... GORGEOUS and to die for and of course the only pair left was not my size. My mom agreed, she really thought the flats were cute. I'll post a picture so you can mourn with me. Anyway mom picked up a great pair of heels by Joan and David so at least someone snagged a pair. Ha ha. Anyway that's all for today. It's been busy and hectic, but I've had fun. So glad tomorrow is Friday.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ahhh! Today is Zach's Birthday and I just wanted everyone to know because he is the best! Oocyte, may you get tons of seersucker and plaid shorts in every color that the spectrum has to offer. One million brooks brothers ties. Some more sperrys and what the heck? Throw in some North Face too. And may the stupid TKE boys never steal ANY of this. EVER. :D Hope your day is bangin' - you are awesome and the best damn bio buddy I've ever had, that's for sure. Miss ya and uh... we're gonna have to do a celebration of summer birthdays when we get back.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Today has been a horrible day... but these boys made it all better and I just wanted to thank them for being there for me and being such great friends because without them I'd probably be a mess. I love you guys. All of you.

e n u M 3 r i x: love
e n u M 3 r i x: i have a present for you
e n u M 3 r i x: come back from away

Matt is honestly the best guy friend a girl could have. It was the best present ever. Thanks.

and... Mikeness just makes me laugh... and I really needed that today.

Drummin4JChrist: where do i sign?
Surf N Waves 04: x___________________________
Drummin4JChrist: Michael Lewis Yardley (insert beautiful signature/smiley face/high school football number)
Surf N Waves 04: omg those were good times
Surf N Waves 04: i remember when you would always get concussions
Surf N Waves 04: and i cheered and had to kneel on the track
Drummin4JChrist: basicly
Drummin4JChrist: i was so good at dying
Drummin4JChrist: current song playing on my itunes name it
Surf N Waves 04: mary is awesome
Drummin4JChrist: wrong, tearin' up my heart - NSYNC
Surf N Waves 04: ha ha ha
Surf N Waves 04: shut up
Surf N Waves 04: that's almost as good as Mmm Bop
Drummin4JChrist: not even jokin
Drummin4JChrist: no one knows Mmm Bop
Surf N Waves 04: um try ME.
Drummin4JChrist: not even them
Drummin4JChrist: they make it up everytime
Drummin4JChrist: if u know the words, u would be my hero
Surf N Waves 04: oh, i know the words
Drummin4JChrist: you = hero
Drummin4JChrist: enrique style
First off... Birthday's are fabulous. Mine is coming up on Tuesday and already I've been getting wonderful surprises from a special someone... flowers everyday this week until the day of my Birthday. I'm sold is all I can say.

K4Jx0r: you coming tonight?
K4Jx0r: i'll take that as a yes
Secondly, Kaj's going away party was today... It was fun to see everyone again but it's so sad to see Kaj go. Again, I'm never good at goodbyes and wasn't planning on having to actually execute them until late next month but alas. I did it and he's going to have a great time, I just know it. Plus, this just makes you look forward to the big welcome back party right?

On the way home today I accidently ran over a woodland creature on a two lane road. I was so sad I was shaking the whole way home. I felt terrible. :(

The Jason Mraz CD came out today... and it's absolutely phenomenal. He is beyond words. My favorite song is probably "Plane" because I think it displays his vocal range beautifully. It's a song that pulls at the heart strings. I also really like Geek in the Pink because it's quickly become an inside joke with myself and a friend of mine, plus the lyrical flow is so much fun. I love. I love. Pick up a copy for yourself it's called Mr.A-Z and it won't disappoint.

I saw Matt today at Kaj's party... I miss him and cannot wait until we're back at school. He's such a good friend. And of course hooking us up at wolf trap yet again.
It all starts with an Au Revoir...
Jam-Packed week

This morning I woke up and wished that I wouldn't have to deal with any golf whatsoever, but instead... as luck would have it, my boss (who is supurb by the way) called and told me I had not one... but two golf tournaments to attend at two different country clubs located as far away from one another as possible. Yes it's cool that I get paid to watch golfers play golf... but let me remind you, it is nearly 100 degrees outside, golf games are not very short, and I really don't know much about the game. So other than dressing up really preppy and providing moral support, there's not much else I can do. So that's just day one of this week...

Tomorrow holds the Au Revior soiree for our beloved Kaj. France is stealing him from us for the rest of the summer and all of Fall semester so this means I won't see him until December... NOT COOL. I'm so happy he's going to France though, I love France. He's going to send me pictures because I'm making him so I can use these photographs in my art projects. I'm pretty excited actually and I wish I could be there to take the pictures myself, but I'm sure Kaj's got it under control. He's going to have a great time, it's just sad to see him go... I'm not prepared for good-byes for at least another month and Kaj is jump-starting this process for me. :(

Wednesday : Friend's Birthday... not really sure how much of it I will actually be able to stay for, but it should be fun and a nice break... until reality slaps me in the face on Thursday with double work because I missed Wednesday... Mary's not gonna win this battle.

Thursday: Finding Mel so we can catch up. I feel bad that she's back from California and I haven't seen her yet

Friday: Rach and Kathryn day. Much needed.

Then the week after, It's my Birthday and I'm going to a concert the day after and two days later, I'm going to the beach for a week as my "summer ends for you Mary ha ha ha" present from my parentals. It's going to be SO SWEET. Lovely lovely. Can't wait.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Yeah, I love Mike Yardley... this is why

Drummin4JChrist: Alrighty, we have issues to work out. Your witty remarks and away messages often entertain me when I am at my weakest points with boredom. When ever I check these away messages (yes I am that kind of loser) I am forced to read your profile. This basically pisses me off, because every effing time I do it I see the "03-04 Board - Get it Get it" and apparently I don't get it, so enlighten me danmit!

Blowing bubbles... ones that pop and turn into smoke! So cool. This is the end of the Nats/Hookah day in Alexandria.  Posted by Picasa

This looks like a horrible horrible Snoop Dog Video doesn't it? I assure you, it's Mango flavored water vapor.  Posted by Picasa

Alright I know what you're thinking... keep your pants on. 1. Nina Cohen and I are not making out. 2. This is a process called "shotgunning" where you breathe out your hookah and someone inhales it. 3. I think Robbie and Carden were slightly excited. 4. I don't make out with my eyes closed, my eyes are open = sign i'm not making out 5. My mouth really wouldn't be that open if I was thinking of making out with someone 6. If you see this or a variation of this picture on College Humor... it's probably because Carden put it there. Okay... I think I have completed all my disclaimers on this picture. Posted by Picasa

Nina Cohen being all cute at the game.  Posted by Picasa

Kinda blurry, but this guy was the owner of the coolest polka dot hat I have ever seen. I'm not even kidding, he rocked that hat like it was his job. I love DC style!  Posted by Picasa

Ugh... the game started to suck so we started getting bored and sorta made fun of people. We thought this woman had a cool braid. Oh, this is the thumbs up I was telling you about.  Posted by Picasa

Ummmmm.... this is the Nats sucking some more.  Posted by Picasa

Robbie makes cool faces... not gonna lie, he kinda looks doneskeis.  Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 23, 2005

An "About me" blog that will knock your socks off and give you a headache. I am a firm believer that you can never describe yourself to the fullest extent in little "about me" sections on things like facebook. So, here I am trying to see if I can actually do it. This may turn out to be a really long blog, but hey, you might learn something that you didn't know. Really, I'm doing this to see if it's actually possible to describe yourself to someone. I never believed that I acutally could. So here, goes nothing...

I like to laugh and I really like when others laugh (I don't always like to be the one who initiated their laughter). I like to see little kids playing becuase there's nothing like seeing uncorrputed innocence. It kind of reminds me of a time when I was once like that too. I admit to being naive sometimes, but I firmly believe that maybe that's not such a bad thing. I'd rather not know than know too much. There's nothing like a great conversation with a person. Doesn't matter who it is. Whether it's a close friend, or an elderly person - I don't think anything can measure up to the wisdom and stories that people have to share with you. You'd be surprised. I once spent an amazing night with an infinately interesting person in total silence and you know what? It was the most comfortable I've ever been. I sometimes wish that people would believe that it is a verb to love someone, because I do and you know I cringe everytime I see somebody, whether it's on TV or a firsthand experience where I actually know the person falling short of acting out this "so called" verb. You cannot say you love somebody and not show it. That's probably one of the worst things in the world. Love to me includes, my friends and family (of course), sunrises, sunsets, the beach, flip flops, warm sheets straight from the dryer, and tiny fragments of perfection of the like. I'm obsessed with English Breakfast tea, and dead singers... like Ian Curtis, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake. I don't know why but I feel that these people are the only people who could ever leave such a lasting legacy behind. I like to wear pearls because when I was younger I would always see my mom wear them and she would make them look so elegant and so I promised myself at the age of seven that one day I could pull off the beauty that she encompassed in that moment I looked at her... now at 18, I don't think I'm anywhere close. I am open-minded and increasingly empathic towards others becuase I would like them to be that way towards me. I also tend to shy away from confrentation and awkward situations because I don't think I can handle the truth and my reality sometimes. My dad is my hero, he may not know it, but I admire the guy so much. I think that there is so much beauty in the French language and I'm not quite sure why. Conor Oberst's music makes me not afraid of death. I really have a thing for offbeat kind of guys, not to be confused with immensely sketchy and creepy ones. I think all of my friends are rockstars in their own right... sometimes, I look at them and think they are so much larger than life... if only they knew how much I loved them. I enjoy sundresses and concerts, but above all, I enjoy spontaneity. And if I ever meet a guy with said spontaneity... you can bet that I'll marry him. Sometimes, I think that gay guys would make the best husbands except for the fact that they're gay. I'm lactose intolerant, I have a riduculous fear of Egypt, and I am not a fan of rodents, and I'm certainly not a cat person. Recently, I decided that I really want a seahorse as a pet, however I don't think petstores sell them because they are salt-water creatures. I don't really want to live anywhere below the beltway... ever. I'm a city girl, that's where my heart is. I love bright lights and big cities and I'm always intrigued by them. Take New York for instance, I visited for four days and now, I want to live there. I love art and I am so captivated by people who can create such pieces... I hope to someday be somebody's muse. I wonder if anyone will one day look at me and think, "wow, that's her, she's the one" and then I wonder what they would do if they realized that. I don't think I've ever been in love... with a person. Material things, yes, like the Mercedes McLaren... oh my lord, if that's not love, then I don't think I'll ever know what is. I like to paint to vent my frustrations. I am not good at painting at all. I used to read my horoscope but stopped when I realized that none of it was true. I also realized that I share the same horoscope with millions of people in the world and it didn't seem as special to me anymore. I enjoy reading Washingtonian, The Post (NY & Washington), Gawker, DCist and Curbed. I hope to one day live in a loft in a big city somewhere and soak up all the culture that comes with such a lifestyle. I actually don't have a problem with the way I was raised. Yeah, I may have grown to not like nature because I never went out much, but I think the time I spent with my nannies actually did me some good. I used to know how to knit. When I was 10, I broke my pinky toe and had a cast up to my knee because of an injury sustained from karate. I played the piano when I was eight and my teacher was a famous french pianist and I hated her. She was so hard on all of her students, but now that I look back, I realized that I won three national piano competitions because of this woman. I don't play piano anymore, and I think that's a shame. I admit that I cannot read music anymore. I also used to play the violin and seeing people like Anton play really make me wish I stuck with it. I was never a tomboy, for the most part, I'd like to think that I am a girly girl. I'm a offbeat oddity. I hope to be able to have the funds to travel the world one day... whenever I want. I want to be self sufficient and not have to rely on my parents for money even though I could probably live off of them for the rest of my life. Pet peeves include people who don't give others the time of day, (I don't think you are ever above anybody because in the end we're all going to die anyway so material things shouldn't matter - you can't take any of these things with you when you're gone) people who make fun of others make me absolutely livid. I do care what people say about me, I believe that everybody does. I'm almost sure that we're all posers. Watch SLC Punk and tell me that's not true. It wholeheartedly believe that it is great to be a dreamer, but sometimes you just have to be realistic. I once had a professor who told me I could be anything I wanted to be and for the frist time in my life I actually believed her. I don't ever want to wake up miserable to the sound of an alarm clock and hate my job. I would hate to fall into routine. I wonder what it will feel like when I meet "the one" - I always hear people say "you just know," but do you really? People tell me not to settle for anything less than butterflies and as nice and beautiful and poetic as that sounds, I am almost 100% sure that I'll be settling for less more than once in my life. I don't like hasty endings and I definately don't like obsolete beginnings. I don't ever want to get a divorce. I don't believe you should marry someone unless you are absolutely sure that this is the person that you want to be with for the rest of your life - get it right the first time. Don't put others hearts in the way of your indecisiveness. I don't mind dates where people have cool things planned to do, but I would much rather just sit and talk for hours. I hate mind games, and fickle boys. I don't like to cry in front of males, even if it's just my dad. I think Middle School is horrible and no child should ever have to go through all that craziness. High School for me was just a waste of time. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the company of my friends. I think that Homecoming and Prom are stupid traditions. I really like being on boats. I loathe sitting in cars for more than 5 hours. I really liked Hanson's song "Mmm Bop" when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. I don't talk to my best friend of 14 years anymore and sometimes that saddens me and other times, I know it's actually for the best. I cannot sit back and watch my friends hurl themselves into a downward spiral. I've always wanted to make out in the stacks - actually, it's a goal of mine to do this within the next three years. I like when the weather is in the 70s. I'd rather it be cold than warm. I love sweaters and jackets, and the fall. I cannot stand mind numbing coldness... from people or just from mother nature. I like coffee, but sometimes it makes me shake. Sometimes, I forget to eat and I really don't care. I am easily embarassed when people draw attention to me. I do not like having my picture taken... that's why I can never be serious in a picture. All pictures of me are usually candid, or I'm doing something stupid in them. I think I myself have taken a total of five self portraits in my lifetime (once of which is posted in my blog below). I once witnessed the return of a US soldier in a South Carolina airport and not only did it bring me to tears, it made me hate war. I like freshcut flowers. I save and dry one flower from every bouquet that I receive. I love love. What can I say? - I mean, it's a good thing. I really really like guys who rock faux hawks. I think it's so hot. A good friend of mine once told me " I have a wholehearted naive belief that love will conquer all unless it conquers me, first," and I totally agree.

Woops, I almost forgot to post this one. Pancake face chef Robbie. Haha... breakfast will never be the same.  Posted by Picasa

Self portrait that was on this memory card on my digital camera, so I decided to post it. Anyway, more pictures of the weekend will be posted once I get them from Carden so stay tuned... :D Posted by Picasa

Yes, what you are seeing is Robbie spelled out in pancake form. This is a first America... this is a first. Also, Carden and I started a thing this week where we'd do thumbs up in lots of the pictures we took. Don't know how it started, but it did. Cool story right? Ha ha sorry, I'm lame, I know.  Posted by Picasa

Look here's one for NINA!  Posted by Picasa

He made us personalized pancakes!  Posted by Picasa