Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

shopping for running shoes....

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I have been a loyal New Balance customer for years, but after analyzing their business practices in a class last semester, and then conducting a strategic audit on Nike (for the same class), I realized that Nike is much more likely to be offering a shoe that I would love. One of my biggest grievances against New Balance is that their shoes are just UGLY and BORING. I really like the Nike iD concept, and I'm thinking about buying these ones which I designed myself : )

UPDATE: I am definitely buying these as I just discovered that I can put my last name on the back of the shoes where the Nike logo would go!


(541): my math teacher staples burger king applications to failed tests

(via textsfromlastnight)

Monday, August 24, 2009

"A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."
Eleanor Roosevelt

My sister started nursing school today!

I know that she is going to be great : )

So great!

I went grocery shopping last night, and when I got into my car to go home my poor little blue baby just didn't start. I called my sister, who was driving up from my parents' house, and she was able to swing by and pick me up on her way home. She also had class this near my office, so we carpooled which included a stop at Starbucks on the way : )

My dad and I returned to the scene this morning with the car still refusing to start. We called AAA to have it towed to the garage, but the tow guy was so great--he actually got my car started for me! Thank you, Jerry! I have to say, AAA has been so great every time that we've had to use them lately--the guys are always so nice and helpful. He said that we just need to replace the starter because it's 14 years old : ) My dad said that he can fix that himself, so it will probably cost me under $100 including taking him out to lunch to "pay" him for labor!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Operation: Clean Apartment is underway...

Lovin' this week:

Seriously, my music dream team.

Say what?

"It's about the objective, not the means."
Rahm Emanuel

This is a very disturbing statement which Emanuel made when questioned about single payer healthcare. This is exactly the OPPOSITE of what my parents have taught me over the years. It is all about the means. The way in which you conduct yourself (i.e., your principles) speak volumes more than ending results. No wonder we don't trust our politicians anymore.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

our most-quoted movie lines

  1. "This place is a tomb. I'm going to the nut shop where it's fun!" (You've Got Mail)
  2. "I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking." (Zoolander)
  3. "What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?" (Zoolander)
  4. *cough cough* "I think I'm getting the Black Lung, Pop." (Zoolander)
  5. "You don't alter Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera. What do boys learn in school?" (Bride Wars)
  6. "It's like I have ESPN or something." (Mean Girls)
  7. "Something bad happened?" (Sex and the City)
  8. "Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look!" (Anchorman)
  9. "This is not nonfat." (Sex and the City)

I'm sure I'll think of more...

can't wait!


Edna St. Vincent Millay

SHE is neither pink nor pale,
And she never will be all mine;
She learned her hands in a fairy-tale,
And her mouth on a valentine.

She has more hair than she needs;
In the sun ’tis a woe to me!
And her voice is a string of colored beads,
Or steps leading into the sea.

She loves me all that she can,
And her ways to my ways resign;
But she was not made for any man,
And she never will be all mine.

Monday, August 17, 2009

"If I've learned one lesson from all that's happened to me, it's that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out."
Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess


Today is my baby brother's first day of high school : )

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I really enjoyed this movie. It's such an interesting story--beautiful and sad.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

my picks

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”
Kahlil Gibran

Monday, August 10, 2009

hey there, cupcake!

My lovely sister made a cupcake especially for me : )

In Jackie language, cupcake = love.

I'm gonna have to side with Eminem on this one...

Sunday, August 9, 2009


(via amazon)
This movie is pretty cute--I watched it about 2.5 times over the weekend : )

Tuesday, August 4, 2009