30 November 2012

Britishisms

I always pronounce the word "massage" the English way in my head. #pretentious

I tried to be as safe as possible when searching for a youtube video of an English person saying the word "massage", but I didn't get any results.  And I didn't want to find out what kind of results I'd get for "English massage"...

So here's a funny Stuff English People Say video instead.

29 November 2012

Guys In Suits

My newly discovered, sure to be eternal-favourite website:




I mean, come on, it includes that picture!!!!!! Holy awesome website.

As I tweeted Annabelle, this should be mandated. 

And my Thursday is now perfect.

My Thanksgiving Post Is A Week Later Than Everybody Else's, So You Know It's Cool And Stuff

AN AWESOME VIDEO WITH A REALLY SWEET FADE OUT AT THE END!
DANCING!
LAUGHING!
EATING!
COOKING!
LOTSAFUN!!


28 November 2012

Confession

I have nothing new or exciting to report really, but I can confess that I spent an embarrassing amount of time on this website earlier.

I mean, I don't even do the whole Twilight thing, but I kind of love this?

Thanks, Jordyn.

And I also spent Monday/Tuesday night watching the classic 1999 chick flick She's All That.

Taste like this takes years to develop, people. Don't even try to be as cool as I am.

26 November 2012

Media Pictures

Here are some of (ok, all of, I didn't take that many) my Instagram pictures from my Thanksgiving weekend in Media.  You know, to hold you over until I post my AWESOME VIDEO which I just have to find some rad music to go with.

Meeeeeedia
Everybody's Hometown with @jordanlangdon :)
Seesters (with @jordanlangdon too!)

Happy Cyber Monday!

24 November 2012

21 November 2012

Beat The Winter Blues:: Advice Appreciated!

Ok, guys, I'm publicly admitting (kind of a big deal) that I tend to get a little emo (read: blue) during the winter.

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In order to prevent as much of this as possible and/or to be better able to handle it, what are some tips that you have? Secrets for feeling sunshiney and creating a positive physical/emotional environment, even when it is cold and gray and lonely?  I'd love to hear your advice!

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I really love the idea of Spring in Box (via here/here).  Let me know if you are feeling the winter blues, and I will send a little sunshine your way :) Honestly!!!!

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Sending sunshine everyone's way!

xx

20 November 2012

The Martins


Right?

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Also, this video (not of either of the Martins, but still fabulous)

Billy Goat Trail

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Me and Alyssa

Saturday morning was spent hiking the Billy Goat Trail.  
Made friends with strangers with super tall curly hair and a deep knowledge of the local ecosystem (and who took that group shot and emailed it to us!).  
Got to feel super tough as I climbed walls of rock.  
BEAUTIFUL VISTAS
But mostly, holy cow when did my hair suddenly get so long?! #Lovingit

19 November 2012

Live From London (Via NYC)

Cambridge friend Boy Alex was in town this weekend.  He just finished studying in London for the past year and has recently moved to NYC, and came to D.C. to visit for the weekend.
An afternoon of art and friends? What's not to love?

Boy Alex
Nif
[Heather was there, too, but had to leave before the photo op]
RWAR

18 November 2012

Thank You

Vet

Everything's been making me cry lately? OK, not a question, a solid statement.  But watching this Veteran roll his wheelchair over to the statue at the Navy Memorial for a photograph just touched my heart.  Even more so because just off camera was this really "glitzy" girl attempting some "modeling".  This selflessness in such stark contrast to that selfishness was humbling.

Thank you, sir.  I hope you know how you are continuing to affect lives.

[Part Of A] Letter From An Austrian Nobleman

...

"From the day you carried in a box into my apartment with your gentle hands, my heart has been melange of feelings.  You are a tender goddess, I worship the ground on which you treat.  Utah has become a barren wasteland without your presence.  Your eyes remind me of the twinkling of Van Gogh's starry night, and staring up at the wondering night sky, is only a hollow reminder of your true beauty and the fact that you are not here."
...

swoon

16 November 2012

I Saw Skyfall Last Night

And we all know how much of a sucker I am for a man who is also impeccably dressed.

But can we also talk about how this scene made James Bond/Daniel Craig that much hotter?



And about my crush on Q. I have serious love for nerd chic.  Those glasses! That coif!!

I am seriously swooning!!

Also, Tom Ford, thank you. You know why.

clip via /here/

15 November 2012

Meanwhile

Anybody else get migraines and headaches all the time?

Any secrets for how to get rid of one fast? Because I have plans tonight that I do not want to miss.

14 November 2012

Musings

Last night, I had to opportunity to hear Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit speak.  It was a wonderful evening.  Judge Griffith spoke about faith and public service, and it was fascinating.  


There were a lot of insightful questions in the Q&A portion at the end.  The final question had to deal with giving advice and direction to 20-somethings like us (I didn't ask it, but boy was I glad that someone did!!).  I loved Judge Griffith's response: Don't lose sight of what is really important- building the Lord's kingdom, your family, and your ward.  This answer, paired with the theme of charity and service in his main lecture, really spoke to and reassured me.  


People ask me what I want to do with my life. I am always asking myself the same question.  I've known the answer all along, but just not how to apply it to a career while living the single life.  All I want is to love people, to show them their self-worth and their incredible talents and potential!!!  I see it in every person that I meet.  (which is why it hurts so much when people tell me that I make them feel otherwise) I want nothing more out of life than to be a mother and to be able to give this love to my family and to those around me.  For the moment, that is not my lot.  Last night's address reassured me that these goals, desires, and talents of mine are valid and legitimate.  


But how do I apply this in my life in a way that I can provide for my single-self now (oh, rent and bills and gas and the fact that food isn't free, you may be the things that I don't love a whole lot)?  Intellectually, I am particularly interested in the ways that art can teach, spread, and grow these values of love and self-worth.   

see the west wind move

I have much to reflect on.  
Maybe this is all cliche, but it's also the truth.

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12 November 2012

Disposable Camera

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I got 2 developed that I've been using this year on various adventures, and my love for disposable cameras only grows!!!

Easter in Philadelphia (Don't know how Yandary and Geoff didn't get in any of the photos...)

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Boating on the Potomac (Ciara's hair looks uh-maze-ing here)

Boating

MORE DUCK BEACH PICTURES (including my favourite picture of Jeff and Chase EVER)

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NYC, including a fabulous picture of me in Central Park (I think I was fixing my glasses by scrunching up my nose...am I the only one who does that???) and Nate caught off guard (sorry, Nate!! Had to post!).

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Chessie :)

CHES

Sculpture Garden with Paige.  I mean, Paris with Paige

Sculpture Garden

Road trip with Jourdana.  AKA that time I posed as a cheerleader in small town Colorado???

Road Trip

Nif's birthday!!! And that amaziiiing falafel

Nif's Bday
Nif's BDAY


Hometown HWEEN

I'm pretty old fashioned...I love getting handwritten letters, calls on land lines, traditional values, and old art.  I love the delayed gratification of disposable cameras.

09 November 2012

Le Perfect

Is it too early to be writing about Christmas?

I'm going to say no, only because J.CREW IS ABSOLUTELY KILLING IT WITH THEIR WINTER COLLECTION!!!! HOLY COW!!!!!

And if you are interested, today you can get 25% all orders over $150 AND free shipping!!!! Santa....





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