Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lack Thereof

I apologize for not posting any more yesterday. My day started off rushed and ended up quite melancholy. If I have time, I will put up some blogs today. I also need to make a new banner.. See you soon. xoxo

Monday, August 30, 2010

Clouds Over The Moon

I got home from Newport Beach/Anaheim at midnight, and finished up my paper due tomorrow about 5 minutes ago. This is the latest I've stayed up in a long time.
I am going to be so tired in the morning.
But, I promise to post some long awaited blog posts tomorrow, (as well as doing my math homework, mailing a letter, and taking a great nap.)


Saturday, August 28, 2010

College Bathroom Parties, and Olsen Hands

My current living situation is in a suite-style apartment building, on the top floor, on the very corner. The neighbors that share my wall are foreign (I live at an International University), and in the past two days have I heard an array of men speaking Chinese, German, and possibly some middle eastern language I cannot point out. The strangest thing is, is that they are most definitely the loudest when they are in the bathroom, which mirrors mine as well. And there are always more than one in there at a time...

On a much more random note, I am always impressed at how much the Olsen twins can hold in their dainty little hands.

Question of the blog:
What is your living situation like?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I forgot to buy milk to go with my 5 jars of iced coffee I made. I must be growing a beard and chest hair by how strong this is.

Today, I have Statistics and Art Orientation. I'm excited. And yes, I did just say I was excited for this math class. Alexandra woke up on the right side of the bed today. Good morning, emails from Miramar. Good morning, Claudio Sanchez. Good morning, cold showers.

Question of the blog:
Are you a morning person, mid-day person, or night person?

Monday, August 23, 2010

As of tonight, I am now officially in college.


My air conditioner has broken.

Windows open,
Blinds wave in the wind, inches from each other.
Lights are off,
And my bed calls my name, before the sun is set.

I am as decorated as can be so far. My room looks a lot more like me than I had expected when I first showed up. My next task is decorating the living room, because right now it's so hideous I can't even sit in it for more than 5 minutes.

Here is my room. Tada!

Question of the blog:
Are you the type of person that needs to decorate, or are all of your ideas in your mind, so you can be satisfied with a blank wall?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Guess This Is My Dissertation

Wake up, Mista West.
I just slept a total of 4 hours in my new bed, in my new suite, in my new city.

The sun rose with the clouds, white and gray, with the prettiest faded blue jean sky. I continue to connect with my surroundings, and try to remember, I'm not leaving. San Diego has always been my weekend getaway, a mini vacation. This is life now.
Hang up my prayer flags, turn on the lamp, place my toothbrush in the mason jar. Target runs, coffee breaks, but for now I just have sleepy eyes and a full day ahead.

Good morning.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Love Always

(via WeHeartIt)

See you soon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Patterns Repeat

You aren't scattered.
You're patterned, meticulously placed among the collage of my life. Continually rearranging the pattern, to create something more beautiful, more intricate, more graceful than I could have ever imagined.

Thank you, thank you.

East To West, and West To South

Two days late, but nevertheless...
16 years ago, I moved to Nevada City, California.

Illustration by Moorea Seal.
And now, this Friday, I start a new adventure in San Diego, California. I'm packing my bags, and heading South.

Question of the blog:
In your life, where have you lived? Where has been your favorite place to live?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One More Time

Sunday night, Jillian and I had a Christmas party. One last hurrah for me before I move.

For all who attended, thank you, it was great seeing you.

Until next time,..

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tonight I checked my bank account to find out that I have two dollars to my name. I think it's time for some DIY.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

With Arms Outstretched

This day was unlike any others. May of 2010, with 3 of my favorite women. Boating, sunsets, and singing at the top of our lungs. I love you all.

Some days, they last longer than others;
but this day by the lake went too fast.

Question of the blog:
What is your favorite body of water?

Although I've had great memories at Lake Englebright, and years of fun at Seal Beach on the Pacific Ocean, I think I like the Yuba River best of all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Milk Crates and Dropping Names

t-9 days
I am leaving for college in 9 days! Can't believe it. Sorry about the lack of posts this summer, it's been a wonderfully busy one filled with friends and adventures. Summer is coming to a close quicker than I expected!
The other day, I woke up very anxious because I wasn't sure how I was going to pack everything. Then I thought up the idea of just buying some milk crates, using them to bring my stuff down, and when I am moved in I can just pile them up as a book shelf!
So packing is under way. I promised myself I'd only bring a crate full of shoes... That is proving to be more difficult than I expected.
I'm packing away my favorite dvds and a few books I know I'll be looking back at, as well as a few I've been meaning to read. No Greater Love by Mother Teresa and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho are among the few.

Question of the blog:
What is on your list of books you love,
and which are on your list to read?

Leaves On The Ground

I know the time has come
When weather has gone, summer to autumn.
As I drive home, the heater on,
Windows rolled up, as I sing that old song.
The one about the pretty girl
She was at an airport, with her pretty curls.
The summer is leaving now,
Coming to a close, baby take a bow.
And oh how you've changed my life,
So let's keep this goodbye from ever coming.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I cannot say it enough. I love you.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Against My Skin

River time with some of my favorite people. Today is going to be a good day.

Hot August days
Tide coming low
Rush against my skin
Windows rolled down
My summer 2010,
The story of my life.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Postcards From Italy

(Andrew and I. Seal Beach, CA)

Those were our times, those were our times

Yes, it was a very lovely reunion. I am very blessed to have Andrew in my life. I love him dearly.

More photos from my adventures to come. I apologize for my lack of keeping up appearances around these parts. I have so much to tell you!

Smiles and Skins

Let it resonate.