quote of however-long-I-feel-like:

Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars.

Suppose we have.

Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones.

-Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


that make me happy:

-in order of the amount of joy it brings to me (excluding the church and things pertaining to it)-

[in jerusalem, where i will be in one year and one month]

1. clouds
-remember how clouds always make me happy? no matter what. no? well, they do. sorry scully and mulder, but if God made me chose between you or these airborne water molecules, i would choose the latter. no contest. especially when they accompany lightning. 

2. nienie

ironically, she's probably the one that makes me cry the most. but when she updates her blog, man oh man, do i get excited.  go through the archives and read everything. if you do not cry, you do not have a heart. 

3. biking or walking to places i need to be

not just because i still don't have my license. i kinda like the feeling that i don't need a car to get around. also, it feels good when i get off my bike and by legs are about to collapse. 

4. finding out that my ideas can really happen. once i get the money that is. 

bam. a natural pool that is filtered by the plants around it. if i want, i can even put in fish and turtles to swim with me and to keep away the mosquitos. 

5. friends who do not kick me out of their home.

especially one individual that has told me many times that they do not like people invading their family time. so thank you friend for being my safe haven for the summer. i would be more of an emotional wreck right now if it weren't for you and your family. seriously. i love you all. you are all amazing, and i love how close of a family you are. am i jealous? definitely. have i pulled habits and traits that i see around your house and stored them in my file of what to do when i run the show? of course.  so thanks for allowing me to invade, and giving me somewhere i can feel at peace, accepted, and loved 24/7. 

#5 probably should've been higher on the list, but then i wouldn't have such a good note to end on. 


Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I'll go ahead and make this music week. Let's see, last we had was First Aid Kit. Now let's go to Ludo. They're a little more well known. Maybe that's just my imagination though. Anyway, I've loved them for the last six years. Let me introduce you to Topeka.

I was going to link a youtube video, but the chick used the font Papyrus. Therefore she just lost all the dignity she had gained by liking this band. Dumb font. Let's try IMEEM.

So if you're into chill-ish music, here is a song called Streetlights. 

Punky: Love Me Dead.

The next band is called God Help the Girl. It is a project/soon to be movie created by the main guy from Belle & Sebastian. 

This video is adorable. I am so glad Mulder introduced me to it. 

Here is another song, if you liked the first one. 

Monday, July 20, 2009

yet again.

Okay, I love the band Fleet Foxes. Check that song. Mykonos.

While digging around YouTube, I discovered these two sisters from Sweden. Their first song was a cover of Fleet Foxes' song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song". They recorded it live in a nearby forest with a camcorder. In SWEDEN. They then decided to make a band. They are known as First Aid Kit.


Check out the video "You're Not Coming Home Tonight".

I love the raw sounds of their voice. No technical equipment was needed to make them sound good. What you see in the video is what they used. The end. I don't know why, but I just can't get enough of them.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

more music.

Okay, I don't know any French at all. But I am loving this girl's voice.

Meet coeur de pirate:

Coeur de Pirate || Comme des enfants from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

discovered via little bones.

Also, when I did my weekly iTunes download, I came across Owl City. It's like a mix of playradioplay! and the Postal Service. Can you say heaven?

Oh, and he has a mac. Where are you Adam Young? This might be love.

Monday, July 13, 2009

neigh. that's what a horse says.

So, we went to a rodeo on Friday night in Ft. Worth. And I'm kinda ashamed, a horse running (galloping*) around in a circle to the song God Bless the USA with a girl holding a dumb flag on it's back made me more emotional than that stupid movie Charly.

I'm not gonna lie. I found the horses more attractive than the cowboys. I know... that's bad.

I forgot to mention under the new things list, I cut my hair with the help of Reyna!

Also, the day I went to the library, I also went to the Dallas Museum of Art. It was gorgeous. And I kinda want to do this with my window and a bunch of little umbrella straw thingies.

They also had Cinderella.

And I loved it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


On your own is actually really fun.

Have I ever told you that I love walking? No? Well I do. For me it is very empowering. Don't know why, but it is. Barefoot in bluegrass is the best. Unfortunately all we have in Florida is cra(b/p)grass. Anyway. My dad dropped me off in downtown Dallas a couple of times last week. The first, I just walked and walked and walked. Both the library and museum were closed, but that did not deter me. I love big cities. Being surrounded on all sides with elaborate skyscrapers is the best.

Dallas is a little slow for my taste, but definitely better than Wesley Chapel. The second day, I was deserted at the museum 3 hours too early. So I meandered around and found myself at the library. Very good? I think so. He may not have been attractive, but I wasn't going for looks. And I wasn't going for personality either, for J. Erik Johnson was too quiet and timid. That's right folks, I was looking for some action. And boy did Erik satisfy. 8 floors of pure heaven. The floor most willing to put out was lucky number 7. The scandalous seventh floor offered

not only
an original copy of the Declaration of Independence printed in 1776, but an original, "Shakespeare's First Folio" printed in 1623. I won't lie, I did end up paying $1.68 for his services. They had a store on the first level selling books that just weren't going to make it. I picked up Arthur of Britain by, E.K. Chambers, and Henry VI by, Shakespeare.

Just don't tell my parents, alright?


My ham of a cousin, Kaden.

His brother, Lincoln is just as adorable, but content with chillin on dad's lap.

Also, take a look at this wonderful backdrop I had that night on the boat.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

new things.

I am stuck in Texas fyi.

It shouldn't be as bad as last time. So far it hasn't.

I've done replicas of cartoons. I just started with the ink and paint brush thing, but I'll get used to it soon.

I paint them, and then scan them in. One day I will gather my courage and actually print one out for my t shirt I'm supposed to be making. Instead I have been cutting up other shirts and hand stitching the scraps onto plain white undershirts. I'm actually excited to wear them.

I have also started golfing. I hurt. My hands, my head, my feet, my neck, my arms, but most of all, my back. I never dreamt golf could be so demanding. Nor so cute.

Oh. I also temporarily cut ties with facebook last night. Did you know you could deactivate your account and reactivate it anytime you want? Everything will be there as you left it waiting for your return.

Problem. I am too addicted. I am going through withdrawals. I have tried many times to go a month, a week, or even a day without getting on facebook. But then 5 hours into the attempt, I give. I have it on my phone for those rare times my computer isn't near me. Every 5 minutes I flip it open and push the shortcut key. It's close to an obsession.

It's a little easier right now. I know that my account is invisible to others right now, so I know that I'm not missing out on any new notifications.

I will come back. Hopefully I can make it a month. Don't worry dad. Just like other things and a few people in my life, I need to moderate the amount of time I interact with it.


Okay, I apologize mostly to my blog, partly to myself, and an itty bitty bit to the random google searchers.

I am sorry for leaving a half finished post unpublished for the last month. It was a good one, and its time will come.

I am sorry for not giving you anything interesting.

I am sorry for being on the computer all the time but never paying any attention to you. In my defense, David from Kings was much more attractive than you.