Sunday, November 28, 2010

the deed is done

I did it- I finally cut my hair. After months of talking about it, it's finally been done.


And after!
No- I did not donate my hair- it was in awful condition because it had not been cut for a year.
Yes- I do like it. In fact, I love it! It's totally liberating to cut so much off and I love the ease of short hair.

Next step- bangs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

i heart

I love my school- and this is just one of the many reasons:

Happy Harry Potter 7 release day! (ps- It's amazing!)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

latest obsession

This song is my newest obsession. I love Carrie Underwood and I LOVE Chronicles of Narnia and cannot wait for the latest movie to come out December 10!

Monday, November 15, 2010

to cut or not to cut?

My hair is long. As in really long. As in- longer than it has ever been in my 22 years of life. And now I am sick of it. I want it gone. I want it out of my way. I want to be able to put my backpack on without having to pull out my hair that gets stuck under the straps. I want to be able to use less shampoo and conditioner. I want to be able to blow dry it faster (or not blow dry it at all!). Basically- I want something easier. It's been a fun road- but I'm ready for this journey to come to an end. So here's what I'm thinking- let me know what you think. Katie Holmes is my muse:

As a side note- I love this dress!

Why she ever made the mistake of marrying Tom Cruise I will never know.

I'm thinking I like options 1 and 4 the best. I've had short hair before, and I think I can pull it off. But the real question is- bangs or no? I've never really had them before- and it's a giant leap of faith. But I suppose hair always does grow back.

wild things

I am completely in love with these Halloween costumes spotted at A Little Sussy. I wish I were this creative- these boys are so adorable!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a quote

i felt like a race horse in a world without racetracks.
-sylvia plath the bell jar

on smiling

This article in The New Yorker about bananas really made me smile and helped brighten my day- so I thought I'd share it. And maybe part of the reason I find it humorous is because I wholeheartedly concur.
ps- I heart The New Yorker- it's full of wonderful things!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

on grammar

"As ours becomes a world made not only of words but images, sounds as well as colors, all of which are increasingly integrated into multimedia constructions, we must return to the notion of grammar as a way of thinking. Grammar goes beyond formal rules of correctness. It is a means of representing patterns of experience .... It enables human beings to build a mental picture of reality, to make sense of their experience of what goes on around them and inside them. ... What is expressed in language through the choice between different word classes and semantic structures is, in visual communication, expressed through the choice between, for instance, different uses of color, or different compositional structures" (Kress and van Leeuwen).