Monday, March 30, 2009

there are so many things i want to share with you

life has been quite good lately while on break. yesterday i had one of wendy's famous oven-toasted pesto sandwiches for lunch. it was so yummy!after lunch, raquel, mom, & i went thrifting! i found the other boleyn girl ($2.09) by philippa gregory, peach panty hose ($0.50) from the 80s, & a blouse ($1.5o) that i bought for the fabric. i am not sure what i am going to make with it yet...any ideas? after thrifting & dinner out with the family, we went home to watch a thrifted copy of aladdin. my sister, mom, & i have been wanting to see it after seeing this (singing starts at 1:54ish):

we fell in love with brad kane who is aladdin's singing voice! he was only about 17 when he recorded it:]

i saw watchmen last weekend. i'm not sure if i like it yet. i can't decide. but i do know that i loved rorschach. & i do know that i really want to see this!!!

doesn't it look AMAZING!!?? i absolutely love zooey & joseph looks mighty fine:]

inside the cabinet of wonder: yes i am & yes it is! hope you have a nice break home too!

xavia: thanks:] i'm looking forward to more beach days!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

beach day

a few friends & i jumped in two cars & headed to the beach for the afternoon yesterday after church. it was the perfect day for the beach. we had loads of fun just chilling, playing guitar, jumping in the waves, taking pictures, & searching for rocks. here a few photos from the daytrip:
allison: i have seen sense & sensibility & love it:] the fall looks really interesting! i'll be sure to check it out & see if they have it at the library. thanks for the suggestions:] you're the best!

Friday, March 27, 2009

mother trucker

i'm going to make these mother trucker veggie burgers i saw in the february/march issue of readymade magazine. you should make them too! recipe is below:]
mother trucker veggie burgers
makes 4 to 6 burgers
2 cups chopped onions
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups chopped crimini or white button mushrooms
2 cups chopped carrots
1 can tomato sauce
1/8 cup soy sauce
4 cups textured vegetable protein (available at health food stores)
3 cups water
1/4 cup tahini
1/8 cup mustard
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoons coriander
1. saute onions & garlic for 3 minutes.
2. add mushrooms & carrots, saute for 5 to 7 minutes.
3. add tomato paste & soy sauce, & mix.
4. stir in the textured vegetable protein.
5. add the water, tahini, & mustard, & simmer until the liquid is evaporated.
6. transfer the contents to large bowl & let it sit until it's cool enough to touch.
7. stir in the flour & spices.
8. place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.
9. shape the mixture into patties & cook them on a grill or in a saute pan.
10. once the patties are cooked, top them with seasonal sprouts & tomatoes.
11. enjoy!
-j. m. williams: thanks for the suggestion! yeah i'm a sociology major & i'm into documentaries & all that stuff. i've actually heard of it before, but haven't seen it yet. my family says hi back:D
allison: well, my favorite movies are the princess bride & the new pride & prejudice (slumdog millionaire might be joining that list!). but i like quirky movies like juno or the science of sleep a lot right now. or sci-fi...or action...really anything but crude humor movies & scary movies. does that help at all?? haha.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

spring break has begun

photo from here with thanks!
i'm home for spring break! my mom picked me up from the university this morning. i got a small tutoring job for spring break at a learning center in town. i start later today. i'm not planning to go anywhere this time. i think this may be a first for that. but i need the extra money, so that's ok. here is a list of what i will have to do while i'm home:

  • register for summer school (:S)

  • petition for spring 2010 graduation

  • see movies from the library (suggestions please!)

  • make critter softies

  • mail nicola's package (!!)

  • write sociology of gender paper

  • study for social psychology exam

  • go thrifting (:D)

  • get papi a birthday gift (his birthday is next week!)

mandy: oh yes, i wouldn't want to ruin those buttons either, but at the rate you are discovering your own collection i think you will be ok! & i am happy it has been nice enough out to sit outside:]

brinja: oh i'm glad fish are doing good! i haven't been cleaning maximus' tank lately.... i will probably have to do that when i get back from spring break.

inside the cabinet of wonder: thank you:]

xavia: haha yes he is... sometimes:] lol.

maria: thanks! haha, veggie burgers are the best!

the cherry blog: he is:] thank you!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

little boy photoshoot

i went outside to take some pictures of the pretty tulips a few days ago. little boy, lydia's (my housemate) cat, went out with me. i kept trying to take pictures of the flowers, but he always wanted to be in the photo!finally, he let me take a photo without him in it. i eventually gave up trying to take flower photos and focused on taking a little boy photoshoot:] he liked the idea, but he was to excited & kept coming too close to the camera! he settled down a bit & posed through the grass.
finally, i got a pretty good shot of him:]
angelica!: i am doing quite well thank you! & i know! wild things looks fantastic!! thank you for the kind words about my scribble:]
allison: haha, yes, well...i feel quite lazy.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

this is how i feel right now

just like this:
from here with thanks

i'm at the university on one of their computers right now, so i don't have much to use for posting.

i just found out that where the wild things are is coming out later this year. i've never read the book, but i always thought it looked interesting! i'm excited to see how it turns out!

allison: welcome:] & i'm excited it's finally out!!

sophia: yes that poem is so creative & it inspires me.

lisa currie: !! yay:]

barbi malibu: hello! thank you for your nice words!

jesska: you are welcome! i enjoyed reading it:]

katrine ny: thank you! i was so amazed when i saw the sky like that that i had to take a picture of it, but i only had my cell on me...oh well:] & thanks for the tag anyway!

kylemstevens: it is:] i want to make comments on your blog but i can't seem to with out being signed into wordpress...which i don't have an account with...:/

Friday, March 20, 2009

show your heart

i was tagged by the awesome nicola of inside the cabinet of wonder (thanks nicola!) to do the 'show your heart tag'...with as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in: 1 picture, 1 poem, 1 song or piece of music, 1 phrase or quote, 1 piece of clothing, 1 place and (just for fun) 1 disney princess. i think this is going to be a hard one, but i will try!

1 picture: i know it's tiny (i took it on my old cell) but i thought it was exhilarating.
1 poem:
this is a poem that i read a long time ago in elementary school. i can't seem to find the author to it. does anyone know who wrote it? but i loved it ever since. it is quite quirky:]
Saturday night
Dad washed, I dried
the supper dishes
while Mom armed herself
for Early Bird bingo at seven
in the church basement:
her lucky piece
(a smooth quarter she’d won the first time out),
seat cushion,
and a White Owls box of pink plastic markers.
Dad read the paper
watched TV with me
until Mom returned,
announcing her triumph with a door slam
and a shout“I was hot!”
Flinging her hat,
twirling out of her jacket,
she pulled dollar bills
from her pockets
before setting them free
to flutter like fat spring snow.
“Ninety-two dollars!” she squealed
as Dad hugged her off the floor.
“Ninety-two dollars!”
In bed I listened to
mumbled voices
planning to spend the money-on groceries
school clothes
A leaky radiator-
and wished she’d buy
a shiny red dress
long white gloves
and clickety-click high heels.
1 song: it's in between dawn by jean-yves thibaudet & clair de lune by debussy.
1 phrase or quote: "the shadow proves the sunshine" - jon foreman.
1 piece of clothing: a cardigan.
1 place: a meadow in the woods.
1 disney princess: belle of beauty & the beast.
brinja: thanks:] little maximus is happy. he is always happy when i come into the room where he lives in his little house. how are your fishies?
inside the cabinet of wonder: !! just email me:] & thanks again for the tag!
raina*: hello! oh you are too nice! haha i am trying to do good...but i think the others are soo good! i couldn't add you as an author... you should probably just email lisa:] so long fellow scribbler!
the cherry blog: yes it is:]

Thursday, March 19, 2009

i'm not sure what to call this post

once again this photo doesn't really go with the post...but i like it. & it's mine. so that makes it special:]
i have been sooo busy with school lately that i haven't posted in a bit. sorry... but now i think the schoolwork load will be a little lighter & spring break is almost here! & the first day of spring is tomorrow! this semester has gone by super fast. a little too fast for me. but you should take time to check out this is waaay cool project!
i was tagged by maria of faces in the clouds! thanks maria!!

The rules are:
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.

What is your current obsession? probably blogging...& bones.
What are you wearing right now? plain white t, blue jeans, & a cardigan.
Do you nap a lot? no.
Who was the last person you hugged? my mom, when she dropped me off at the train station.
If you were a tree, what tree would you be? an oak tree, like my banner:]
What’s for dinner? i'm not really sure...maybe leftover pasta?
What was the last thing you bought? the veggie burger i just ate for lunch. yum.
What are you listening to right now? beirut!
What is your favourite weather? a cloudy, 68 degree (F) day. but i do like it when it rains too.
What’s on your beside table? candles, books, bible.
Say something to the person/s who tagged you. hey maria! thanks for this fun tag! hope you are having a beautiful day:]
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? i really have no idea.
where are you typing from right now? at my university, in the study building, by the window, third floor.
A book you're currently reading? i am still reading the catcher in the rye because i can never find time to read!
What would you like to have in your hands right now? enough money to pay for college.
What is your favourite tea flavour? peach.
What would you like to get rid of? poverty & war.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? ireland for the beauty. i think... ugh. this is a hard question!
What did you want to become as a child? a scientist.
whew! that was long! have a fabulous rest of your day:]
jesska: woa! those are so neat! i was actually considering collecting matchboxes like that. you have inspired me!
sara: hello fellow scribbler! haha your scribbles are too fun! i am still getting the hang of scribbling because i almost never do it:/ i always think i'll mess up or something!
brinja: hey! oh yes, definitely see the science of sleep. you will love it. oh & i just love plastic framed glasses wearers! if that makes any sense...:]
maria: thanks to you again!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

matchboxes & movies

photo from hellojenuine. i loved it so much i thought i'd share it with you!
i have been working on a paper for my social inequalities class all day. this is a needed break.

ok, that's not completely true. i did see a good year while i ate lunch. freddie highmore is in it:] i like him! (both the two following photos from imdb)

i also finished the science of sleep last night. it was fascinating & so creative!i joined the scribble project club. you should too! the scribble project CLUB
my first hellooo! is up.

tonight i am off to meet with an old friend to catch up. until next time:]

lisa currie: definite yay!
melissa: haha. yeah! you should join! it's totally something you would be good at.
citysage: oh yes! i am definitely buying it when it comes out. & yes the colors!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


photo taken with a lomography actionsampler
hello. sorry, but no pictures from yesterday's arts & crafts meeting. the photo above has nothing to do with this post, except look pretty. it is of my sister's cat alice.
i did a little blog browsing yesterday. here are a few that i liked:

lisa curie just started the scribble project club from the scribble project that i think i am going to work on today at some point. go try it out! i think it is going to be fun:D

that is all for now. happy scribbling!

inside the cabinet of wonder: :D! yes i did realise that you commented when i posted. haha. funny how things work out. dev! dev! hehe. also i started the science of sleep yesterday. i really like it so far! let me know how you like castledoor. & i am addicted to scenic world! & beirut:]

oh, hello friend.: hello! it is an amazing skirt....maybe i'll where it to church today...

allison: will do definitely!

Friday, March 13, 2009

many different things

long wait at the train station yesterday. but i like the station. it has an old-time feel to it.when i got home to my parent's house, i made a trip to the library and borrowed some movies for the weekend: lost in translation (yes, just for you allison), the science of sleep, love story, domino, & a good year. have you seen any of these? are they good?

today, i'm teaching my arts & crafts girls some more atc techniques. maybe i'll post some photos from today's meeting later on today. also today, i found out that my favorite band castledoor (photos from them) is coming out with their first full length album on april 21! it's called shouting at mountains. oh, & get this, they recorded with robert schwartzman of rooney (yes, caitlin, your robert!) i am super excited. be sure to check them out!
ok, i believe that is all for now. have a fantastic weekend!

allison: be sure to do that! :D
the cherry blog: aw. well, you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

slumdog millionaire...

...was exhilarating! i felt so energized & happy after i saw it. i took my friend naomi to see it yesterday for her 21st birthday. it is a definite must see. & i loved dev patel:]

angelica!: thank you! that is so nice:] & you are welcome for the link!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

sunday laundry

did i ever mention how much i loved laundromats? i don't know why, but i always loved the atmosphere of them, how they smell, & the interesting people you can meet at them.
well.... guess what! i found this place where they are giving away the dress below! isn't it pretty? click on the link below to enter too!
allison: me too! i watched some of it during lunch today. i forgot how much i loved duckie's dance:]
inside the cabinet of wonder: hey hey hey! rome looks like the best! i am quite well thank you!
brinja: oh i wish! i just like collecting things of my heritage & learning all that i can. i am part swedish:]

Saturday, March 7, 2009

this is what i bought

thrifting was fabulous yesterday. lizzie came with me & my sister & my mom. here is what i bought: pretty in pink vhs tape $1 & stockholm book $1.50

cereal pajama bottoms $1.50

banana republic skirt $3.50

melissa: poor melissa! it will be ok though:]
allison: oh really? haha. cool! yeah, godfather is definitely a classic. & yes i think i am going to borrow lost in translation from the library soon.

Friday, March 6, 2009

what i'll be doing today

when i got home last night i had the march nylon waiting for me on my steps. kristen stewart is on the cover & i took a peek inside, she talks about twilight & adventureland. i'll be reading that today along with going thrifting with my sister! maybe i'll get something good & share it with you:]

caitlin: oh good i'm glad. haha. it is pretty funny.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

i want that lamp

sorry i haven't posted in a bit. i've just been busy with school. having no internet at my house doesn't help either. been watching a tad too much tv this week:] this commercial makes me laugh every time!

also i love that lamp she has! & i want to go to that flea market. it looks amazing.

p.s. the ending is the best!

the cherry blog: really? haha. that's great! did you love it??
abbie: i am so jealous! i is NOT sunny and warm where i am. but i do love the rain. so i guess it's ok. happy to hear from you love:]
anonymous: wow. i didn't know that. that is a little bit creepy! but that's so funny because i have it in my bag when i take the train home from school too. haha. coincidence?
kyle: yes you are:] & thank you for your kind words! that means a lot.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


february just flew by without so much as a "hello!"night out with these ladies. they never cease to make me smile:] below, raquel looks like a growling lion!today i have a lot of homework to work on... so much for weekend rest!

muchlove: my pleasure! oh rice krispies is fun. i haven't had it in a while either... but i loved the sounds it made:]

brinja: haha. i kinda feel like a monster eating little people! & hairspray REALLY makes me want to dance.