Wednesday, May 27, 2009

netflix

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Honestly, I'm not really in the mood for this--they sent this to me instead of The Royal Tenenbaums.

Update: I actually did like this. I probably won't ever feel compelled to watch it again, but I do love Diane Keaton--it was fun to see her play a role where she wasn't an upper-middle class mother : )

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When it rains, it pours!

All of my close friends (with the exception of Jen & Katie) are spread across the world, so it's always exciting when one of them is going to be in Reno! I am really excited this week because Andy is in town for work, and Kimbra is going to be in town for some in-laws stuff!

Tonight, Andy and I finally had dinner at El Adobe which we have been trying to do for ages and somehow, we could never find it. I had already been there twice without knowing what it was called...It's supposed to be the best Mexican food in Reno (but I think I still like Miguel's better). After dinner, we headed over to the Grand Sierra to check out Reserve which is a fun self-service wine bar. Interesting set-up--we had a lot of fun!
"Suddenly, to the woman rocking on the porch of the doctor's house, the night came alive, and she felt that everywhere in the darkness panted an ardent quest which she was missing as she sank back to wait for----There must be something."
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"There are two races of people, only two, and they live side by side. His calls mine 'neurotic'; mine calls his 'stupid.' We'll never understand each other, never..."
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street
"There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust."
Demosthenes

This is dedicated to all of the liberals out there saying that the conservatives should just "play nice" right now. The beauty of democracy fades completely if we all agree with one another.

Rough Morning

My sister woke me up at 4:30am because she "forgot" her car at her friend's house last night and needed a ride to go pick it up. She wasn't drinking or anything--she really just left her car at her friend's house. Then, there was a huge accident on my way to work this morning (really sad as I just read on the news that there are three people still trapped in one of the cars including a baby) which kept me sitting in stop-and-go traffic for half an hour. Well, at least I know that the day will get better. I just need to relax (and increase my caffeine intake).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

movie night!

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Katie and I watched Taken starring Liam Neeson tonight. Great movie--they should have let me edit the ending for them : )

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Life is comfortable and clean enough here already. And so secure. What it needs is to be less secure, more eager."
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

netflix

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Kimbra claims that I am going to love this movie.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I crossed one item off of my personal to-do list today...

"...she felt herself being ironed into glossy mediocrity, and she rebelled, in fear."
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street
"Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them."
Tiffanie DeBartolo

Sunday, May 17, 2009

“Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.”
Nietzsche

Friday, May 15, 2009

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I know it's cheesy, but I love it.
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Does anyone know...

I look into the brown
mirrors of her eyes
and see myself

diminishing, sinking down
to a depth she does not know is there.
Out of breath,
I will not rise again.

I grow into my death.
My life is small
and getting smaller. The world is green.
Nothing is all.

Mark Strand, My Life

...if this is supposed to be a response to Edna St. Vincent Millay's Love is Not All? Mom, what do you think?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

i'm down

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regarding pets

Because I have invested some money in my fish tank, I have decided to get one more fish. I think that it will do okay over the summer because it won't get so cold at night. If/when he dies, I will then get rid of the tank because honestly, I cannot bear to kill any more poor little fishies.

this weekend

things I must accomplish:
  • Mindependent study proposal (with Danny)
  • laundry!
  • renew gym membership
  • pay bills
  • plant mom's lilac bush!

things I would like to accomplish:

  • clean bedroom
  • clean bathroom
  • plant strawberry pot
  • clear off desk surface!
  • new fish
  • buy a new hardrive for my laptop
  • wash Jeep

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Summer Workout Plans

I'm so excited that they finally released the drop-in class schedule at the gym for this summer! They're offering a Pilates reformer class and yoga in the evenings. I'm super excited about the reformer class because that will really work my core, and I can say good-bye to independent ab exercises for the summer!

I may be one of the laziest people in the world...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Personal Mission Statement

"To live each day with integrity, service, and adventure so that I set a good example for my siblings, make my parents proud, and inspire those around me. I will do this by making wise decisions in both my personal and business lives, being actively involved in my community, and taking advantage of every opportunity to live my life as though each day is my last day on earth."

Sunday, May 10, 2009

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"Corn chowder. That's an interesting choice. You do know that cellulite is one of the main ingredients in corn chowder."
Nigel, The Devil Wears Prada

Saturday, May 9, 2009

How could you not purchase this?

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Yum!

in-house brunch

Jen came over to my place this morning for brunch. We had coffee and waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. So yummy! It was so good to catch up with my friend--it feels like forever since we last talked, and so much has happened! : )

I'm so thankful to have really beautiful people in my life.

Friday, May 8, 2009

happy/sad night out

I met up with my friend Debbie and her husband Patric at Jungle Vino tonight for some celebratory drinks! Debbie took her very last undergrad final today! Debbie and I took loads of classes together during our time at UNR. I'm not sure that I would have survived classes like MGT 321 without her. I'm so proud of her--and so jealous!

On a sadder note, I then met Andy and Tanner for dinner. Andy is moving to Vegas tomorrow. I'm sad for me, but happy for him--I can definitely relate to the need to move and do something new with life.

juxtaposed

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I have always enjoyed the contrast of the old with the new--especially in architecture and interiors.
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I was actually thinking about this the other day. Have I ever been in love?

I'm not really sure.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

classes to finish

  • MKT 400
  • MGT 462
  • MKT 456
  • MGT 496
  • IS 301

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Summer Reading:

Main Street (Lewis)
Treasure Island (Stevenson)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
A Wind in the Door (L'Engle)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (L'Engle)
Many Waters (L'Engle)
An Acceptable Time (L'Engle)
Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fitzgerald)

Things I want to do this summer:

  1. Deep clean my entire apartment
  2. De-clutter my entire apartment
  3. Plant my strawberry pot
  4. Plant my hanging flower basket
  5. Visit a new U.S. city
  6. Perfectly flat stomache by the end of the summer : )
  7. Ballet/pilates/yoga
  8. Hang out with Jen & Jess a lot
  9. Volunteer in Jen's classroom
  10. Micano work : )

patio inspiration : )

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"What if it doesn't work out?"

"What if it does?"
Brooke & Payton, One Tree Hill

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Let's tell our young people that the best books are yet to be written; the best paintings have not yet been painted; the best governments are yet to be formed; the best is yet to be done by them."
John Erskine

I believe in people.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

“To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Okay, so...

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...at the end of each semester I do a Sex and the City marathon while I finish up all of my homework and study for finals. I have a love/hate relationship with Season Six, Part Two. The fashion in these episodes is outstanding and inspirational, and yet I cannot stand the Russian. Does he bother anyone else? I never understand what Carrie sees in him. He is cagey, moody, and just a little too much (not that I wouldn't appreciate an Oscar gown as a gift). And he is so arrogant and presumptuous--like when he tells everyone that Carrie is moving to Paris with him at their dinner party. However, I love the development of all of the relationships in the movie, and I love that she ends up with Big in the end. Anyway...onto the movie, and back to my paper : )

i really wish that...

...Starbuck's delivered...

watched Bride Wars with Katie tonight

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Thought I was going to hate it, but it was actually cute. If nothing else, it's worth watching for their clothes and apartments : ) And Liv's diamond...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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romance

"Victoria, for your hand in marriage, I would go to the gold fields of San Francisco and bring you back your weight in gold. I'd go to Africa and bring you back a diamond as big as your fist. Or I'd go to the Arctic and I'd slaughter a polar bear and bring you back its head."
Tristan, Stardust

a woman's right to shoes

Hallmark doesn't make a "Congratulations! You didn't marry the wrong guy" card. And where is the flatware for going on vacation alone?
Carrie, Sex and the City

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Common sense is genius dressed in its
working clothes.
"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

spring fever (still)

I'm really feeling the need to get creative lately. As soon as school is out, I'm going to go hang out in Michael's for awhile and see what I find.

I might also play around with altering some of my old clothes...however my (extremely) limited sewing skills may force me to take a trip to the seamstress's shop : )

I'm also feeling a strong urge to organize and throw stuff out. And take yoga/pilates/ballet. Maybe I'm having balance issues...?

“Now I am quietly waiting

for the catastrophe of my personality

to seem beautiful again,

and interesting, and modern.”

Frank O'Hara
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For the most part, I feel like it is beautiful again, and interesting, and modern.