Friday, August 14, 2015


I've been going through a season this whole summer of waiting. I was waiting for money for school, and was sure that something would come through that would let me keep all of the extravagant things that I had planned for this semester.

I was assigned to live in the on-campus apartment, which is pretty much top-of-the-line as far as housing is concerned on my campus. It's not actually very easy to get a spot in one of these apartments, especially with two requested roommates. As you can imagine, I was very excited to be moving into an actual apartment with two great friends.

But the weeks went on. We wrestled with the financial aid office for months, ultimately with no results. Honestly, I've been a bit of an emotional wreck this whole past week. The overwhelming weight of not knowing whether or not I'll be in class on Monday, or whether I would have anywhere to live if I did, was crushing. The helpless feeling from the endless phone calls and emails and web searching stole my peace every morning.

Friday, July 24, 2015


I'm a little daunted by the thought of writing this review. I wasn't expecting this book to touch me so much. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as thoroughly as I did. This and Gilead were lent to me for the summer by a dear friend, who had jotted some choice words in the copy of this book concerning the initial character of Lila. (We've still got some discussing to do, because I still do not find myself agreeing with her ;) That being said, I was not expecting to love, relate to, and pity Lila as much as I did.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chasing Blue Skies

Yesterday, my photographer friend and I went on an adventure. It was a patchily-rainy day, but we could see blue skies peeking through the clouds. Ergo, out adventure was titled "Chasing blue skies" (we thought it sounded like an album name or something to that effect.)

She, being the professional, got far better/more pictures than I did. Combining those with the ones I got, I'd call it quite a successful adventure. Here's a few of the shots that I had:

Friday, July 3, 2015


Last night, I finally finished reading a novel that I've been slowly pecking at all summer. Specifically, I stayed up till two in the morning to finish this novel, which is far later than I can usually stay awake. Let that be a testament to the greatness of this book. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Morning has broken

It's no strange thing for me to suddenly fall in love with a hymn. One that's old, but new to me. One that maybe I'd heard before but holds new meaning in a more matured heart.

This week, that love of the old hymns resurfaced through none other than Cat Stevens.

You can't deny the beauty of this hymn (which pre-dates Stevens by a good four decades, by the way), no matter how unconventional the bearer here.

My iTunes was also graced with a few more hymns from a less unsuspecting group last week.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tea time

(Disclaimer: this post will hereby serve as evidence for the extent of my boredom today. I literally have nothing better to do with myself than blog about crackers. Watch closely towards the end as I became self aware of how lame my day has been.) 

Today I had entirely too much time on my hands, so I decided to make a snack for tea. (For the purposes of this post, let's pretend that I regularly have tea at 3:00.)

I was also watching Doctor Who (The Lazarus Experiment) in which the Doctor expressed his love for horsderves, and I thought to myself, "I like those too, Doctor." So I made some.

Recipe per cracker includes (but is certainly not limited to):

1) a tiny little baby slice of avocado
2) a tiny little baby piece of tomato (some are Rotel) 
3) a few tiny little baby pieces of shredded Colby Jack cheese
4) a few tiny little baby drops of hot sauce (from Taco Bell... They're just so sassy.)

Served with my current brand of spiced Chai, Stache. (I'm not too big a fan of this brand. My current favorites are Twinnings and Tazo.

..... Wow. Am I really so bored that I'm writing about tea brands? 

This post must be so boring.

I'm sorry.

I'm gonna end it now before it gets too awkward.