Archive | June, 2010

dress up

25 Jun

today as i rummaged through my closet in an attempt to find an outfit that was a) clean, b) decent looking and c) improved my mood i noticed something about myself. wearing things that are relatively silly lifts my mood and makes me feel so much better about life. i chose my big gray sweater vest that looks like it was made for a 55 year old male investment banker. i instantly smiled when i thought about how much my friends tease me for this goofy goodwill pick made for me by my lady lover.

this notion of silly clothes improving my mood is by no means a new concept for me. however, i’ve never noticed that i do indeed grab certain clothes from my closet when i feel the need to be cheered up. my turquoise prom dress, viking horns, grandpa sweater vest, pilgrim sweater, and 80’s red blazer all make appearances from time to time.

i think playing dress up as a child probably instilled a little association in my young brain that fun clothes make for fun days. and it seems that notion holds true in my life. i love days when the clothes you wear don’t matter and the only thing you know is that although you might look silly outside those clothes are making you smile inside. that’s the glory of being goofy, it helps improve things.

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sigh

24 Jun

this summer is about half over. and i can’t name anything extraordinary that i have done/accomplished since it began. i mean it’s not the lonely summers filled with harry potter books and bike rides of my childhood, but it is possibly more boring. Working 40 hours a week is awesome for my bank account and great for all that survival type stuff that one encounters upon entering adult hood. like rent and food and such…but, i still think memories trump dinero. and well….i’ve made a few good ‘uns this summer i can’t help but remember how amazing last summer was.

alas, we should not sit and reminisce about a summer long gone, and we should just try to create another summer full of fantastic memories to miss next year when school starts. However, the work leaves little time for fun and lots of time for facebook. the weekends pass much too quickly…sigh. I’m pretty sure that the upcoming weeks will get a little more exciting as the fourth of july is upon us and my dear friend from minnesota will be visiting. and the weekend after two of my lovely troll friends will make a trip to da UP. People visiting makes things much more exciting as well as provides ample opportunities for excitement.There are plans for camping, dancing, and other joy filled things a lady can look forward to.

In the mean time I should begin to look for some sort of lovely book to read or something. As I find my mind wandering far from productive and sometimes healthy topics. So, maybe a slightly trashy easy read will take my mind away from heavy things…the books i’ve tried to read this summer have too much substance (sadly) for me to find them enjoyable.
that’s how things work in the summer. we want things to be easy and light and full of fun and adventures. that’s the way it should be. and hopefully that’s the way it will become.

22 Jun

“I want to live where soul meets body
And let the sun wrap its arms around me
And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
And feel, feel what its like to be new”

-Death Cab for Cutie

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”
-Lewis Carroll

It’s official I have now joined the ranks of hipsters everywhere by creating a legit blog. I’m overjoyed by the fact that I can now add blogger to my list of identities along with: college kid, yooper, comedian, woman, receptionist, etc. Blogging in itself, baffles me just a smidgen. What is the point? It isn’t like I have a life of adventure taking place where I’m off doing exciting things like taming lions (view above identities). I live a pretty uneventful life. So, I guess that leaves me to blog about just that the uneventful happenings of the average 20 year old.

I’m sure you are all wrought with excitement waiting by your computer screens all in a loyal attempt to catch the update of my blog. (This is a mild over exaggeration, as the only person who even knows I now have a blog is, well me.) I will share with you (assuming there is one day a set of readers, or even one reader to whom I can write to) things I enjoy. Things I find on the depths of the interwebs while I toil away at my monotonous but appreciated job.  Things I laugh at. Or maybe even just thoughts.  We’ll see where this goes….and all that jazz.