Dear Summer... It's Time We Say Goodybe.

August 31, 2009

dear summer,
i thought i'd miss you more too.
but then i went on a picnic, and saw these sunflowers.

and then i started to take their pictures.
and then my best friends moved back for school.
and then i went to my first day of class.
and then i had the most attractive professor for French 101.
(ryan phillippe could easily be mistaken for his long lost twin)

and then i realized, i am much too excited for the fall.
it was fun while it lasted,
but i think it's time we say goodbye.

sometimes, pictures are the best kinds.

August 28, 2009

remember how i went on a lovely vacation back east a few weeks ago?
yeah, me either -
it already feels like i should be planning another trip!
anyway, these are some pictures from one of my new favorite states: rhode island.
Rhode Island, I have a crush on you.

(more pictures to come...)

Waiting for Life to Start.

August 26, 2009

Waiting for Life to start?
"Well Kels," I can hear my dad say in his formal 'this-is-where-my-wisdom-can-be-taken-advantage-of' sort of way,
"It's already begun."

I read this thought a long time ago, and was reminded of it just the other day as I caught myself saying things like:
"Once school starts, then..."
"Once I finally fall in love, then..."
"Once I finish my degree, then..."
And it wasn't all that long ago when I was saying things like,
"Once I graduate high school, then..."
(I have)
"Once I live on my own, then..."
(I do)
"Once I go to college, then..."
(I'm here)

And look! Nothing miraculously has ever changed overnight, just because I've started a new chapter in my life.
If you can relate in any way (and even if you can't), READ ON.
The Life of a Day – Tom Hennen
"Like people or dogs, each day is unique and has its own personality quirks which can easily be seen if you look closely. But there are so few days as compared to people, not to mention dogs, that it would be surprising if a day were not a hundred times more interesting than most people. But usually they just pass, mostly unnoticed, unless they are wildly nice, like autumn ones full of red maple trees and hazy sunlight...
For some reason we like to see days pass, even though most of us claim we don’t want to reach our last one for a long time. We examine each day before us with barely a glance and say, no, this isn’t one I’ve been looking for, and wait in a bored sort of way for the next, when, we are convinced, our lives will start for real..."

Like my dad would say, "It's already begun."
I guess I need to be brave enough to realize that Life isn't waiting,
So why should I?

i should think twice before i speak.

August 24, 2009

(i liked this picture, but don't understand why it says: thnik?
it's probably really clever,
but today i'm just not clever enough to get it.)

anyway, speaking of john mayer - he sings a song that i can truly relate to at the moment.
"my stupid mouth, has got me in trouble, i said too much again."
it seems like out of all the lessons i've learned, i will indefinitely be learning that one over, and over, and over again.
i've said this before, but i blame the lack of keeping my mouth closed to the fact that i was a great debater in high school, and when there was a point to be made,
i made it.
and here i go again.
point is:
i really, really need to start putting my common sense to use,
and think twice before i speak.

and probably before i blog too.

Mr. Mayer.

August 19, 2009

"The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when Sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go, "No, I'm happy for you?" That's when it's really sad."
-John Mayer

I can totally relate Mr. Mayer.
& I know the media likes to portray you as this arrogant,
insensitive, heart-breaker;
Regardless, I am still so in love with you and your music.

ps. i'm happy to be home.


August 18, 2009

i play.
& i have fun.
& i had a great vacation.

i want to wake up in a city that doesn't sleep...

August 10, 2009

"Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it - new york, new york

These little town blues, are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it - in old new york
If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you - new york, new york."
-Frank Sinatra

today, today, yes today IS the day i will arrive!!
& i'll be back next week, with many tales of many adventures!
(until then, i wish you all a happy week!)
Au Revoir!
(my french kick as of late, is just me preparing myself for all my french classes this upcoming fall -
that is something i also am very excited for!)

Bon Voyage!

August 8, 2009

"I think I'll go to Boston, where no one knows my name."

Is it just me, or is there something SO incredibly exciting about packing your suitcase full with unnecessary amounts of clothes,
And then getting ready to go on an adventure?
(and this particular adventure of mine includes girls only, and an entire east coast to explore. what a perfect way to start wrapping up my summer...)

Bon Voyage!

So You Think You Can Dance?

August 6, 2009

oh, i know i can.

...I just
can't dance like that.

But Confession #409:
I can do this:

i just learned the hoedown throwdown
last night,
and until i can learn this 'bleeding love' masterpiece,
i am still rather proud of myself.

Love Looks Good On Me.

August 4, 2009

"People keep telling me that I fall in love too easily- that I should protect my heart, that I shouldn’t wear my heart on my sleeve… I fall in love at least 20 times a day. I fall in love with the sky and the sun and the flowers and my children. I fall in love with smiles, with music on the radio and with french fries and Dr. Pepper. I fall in love with the sound of laughter, blue jeans, accents… Sometimes I fall in love with complete strangers, especially the ones holding hands and kissing in public. The ones who aren’t afraid to be in love with the idea of being in love either. I don’t mind the pain of unrequited love so much, because I think they’re wrong.
Love looks good on me."

Natalie Anne Erlanson

i think i love that.
and i think love looks pretty good on me too.

Shark Week.

August 3, 2009

Biggest fears since I was little?
#1. Spiders.
#2. Tornadoes.
#3. Sharks.

(and #3.5 would have to be that
creepy guy in
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang -
Do you know who i'm talking about? The kid collector?
I may be 12 years older, but he is still the definition of

Anyway, as many of you may know, this week is:
Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.
I remember watching a little bit of this week long marathon last year, and although I was miles and miles away from any ocean,
safe and sound in the living room -
I still got
freaked out.
Like, creeped out enough that bathtubs almost scared me.

Just watch this:

And I would even go as far as to say, that that's not even half as scary as some of the other things you catch on TV while tuning into the Discovery Channel.

Am I crazy, or am I crazy? But this weekly shark fest isn't exactly what I'd call entertainment.
It's scary stuff.
So I wonder why there are
so many people who get so excited for it?
(don't know of any? just check a facebook status or two)
Are there any fans out there?
Any other things that creep you out?

Yearbook Yourself.

August 1, 2009

Spending too much time online,
with not a lot to do?

Go Yearbook Yourself.

(Not trying to brag or anything, but personally, I think I'm lookin' just great in 1968...)

I've always wanted to look like a frog with glasses.

What era could you could be from?
I still vote 1950s.

{& trust me, this is worth wasting an hour on}
Happy Saturday everyone!

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