Tuesday, March 31, 2009


"give what you can to people who need it more than you do."
- state & lake platform

Friday, March 20, 2009

good reads

"..millions of Germans did betray their selves. that was the tragedy. not that one man had the courage to be evil. but that millions had not the courage to be good."
the magus, by john fowles

Saturday, March 14, 2009

SPF 30

I "graduated" from the 8th grade in the spring of 1999. Was there a ceremony? No. Did my parents throw me a party? Not for another four years. But I'll tell you what did happen. Baz Luhrmann dedicated a little song called "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" to the class of 1999. Chances are fantastic he was referring to high school and college graduates but ya know what? That man did not sing a note of that song so he lost credibility from the jump. I strangely remember everything he says, and consistently adhere to what he laid out.

So maybe Z104 is no more (remember the Titanic mixes those people came out with? GENIUS) and Ricky Martin's Livin' la Vida Loca is the song everyone thinks about when they reflect on the music of '99 (guilty) but I'm going to ask you to listen to "Everybody's Free" the next time you're having a little problem. I guarantee that problem will be solved in 5 minutes and 4 seconds.

maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. your choices are half chance. so are everybody else's.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ahh sank ya feds!

i'm very excited to get my tax return in a few weeks and the reason why is because i'm incredibly materialistic. kidding. but i do get to break away from pinching pennies and treat myself with some much deserved "yay i survived 2 winters in chicago" shopping.

1. tickets to germany (btw, still no idea if i'm flying out of o'hare or dulles.)
2. longchamp le pliage messenger bag in brown (i have a vice, and it is longchamp bags)
3. navy tory burch flats (i think k&co will celebrate this purchase more than myself)
4. blackberry! finalllllly

and if you are judging me, look at yourself. after all, i'm the one helping the economy!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


welllllll, i fell asleep 25 minutes into last night's LOST. i was even texting sara questions/possible theories and telling brandon how different this season is from all the others. i see juliet and sawyer drop the l-bomb and next thing i know, its 3:30am, i'm on my couch, and there is a mexi-infomercial on my television. now it took me about 10 seconds to realize that the mexi-infomerical had nothing to do with LOST (can you seriously blame me?) before i eventually stumbled into my room and woke up at 6am ready for another day.

who am i? what happened to the person who would stay up all hours of the night, found sleep to be a nuisance, and could survive a few days with nothing but venti's from starbucks and early morning mr. j's. i'll tell you what happened to that girl.

ughhh. i guess things could be worse. i could be rihanna.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


40 days seems to be the perfect amount of time to give up a vice.

april 12th, 2009