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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

I've started up a new blog. I've been in need of a fresh start, a new beginning. I actually started it a month or so ago, but didn't want to reveal this little side project until I was certain I'd stick with it. I'm hanging up my hat here at The Little Things, for now anyway. So, please follow me over at my new blog, here.

Thanks for sticking with me all this time, and once again...my apologies for staying quiet lately!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

First Semester, Winding Down

I want to regale you with stories that would knock you off your socks, not the reality of papers to write and finals to cram for. I am happy to report that a week from tomorrow marks the completion of my first semester of college. It flew right by and over the course of the last three months, my fears have diminished. I can do it, I learned, and I did. Not only did I keep with it, I passed with flying colors. Final grades aren't in yet, of course, but I know I have all A's. And so long as I pass in my best work for this research paper and ace all of my finals, I'll be okay. I am proud of myself and am confident for next semester, excited even.

Next semester I will be taking a math course called Elements of Math, a class geared toward prospective early/elementary school teachers. I'll also be taking U.S. History Before 1865 and English Comp. II, Honors. Yes, Honors. My current English teacher recommended me for this class in an e-mail ridden with compliments on my work ethic that made all of my hard work worth while. I am up for the challenge. And if I take two more honors classes at middlesex, I will be eligible for many scholorships so that perhaps I'll be able to attend a private 4 year college, as opposed to a state school. Either way, I have my eyes set on a masters degree, and nothing can stop me now that I've started!

Despite my enthusiasm for school, I am excited for winter break. One, I love christmas. Two, I love New Year's. Three, I love my birthday...and this year I will turn 21! Hopefully some exciting changes around the corner, as well...I'll let you know when the coast is clear.

I've got to get back to The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath. I haven't read for pleasure much this semester so it feels wonderful to be curled up in bed on a sunday night, reading. Later, Alex and I have a dinner & movie date. Can't decide between Brothers and The Blind Side. Suggestions?

(Image via we heart it)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Oh, It's Just Those Little Things

It's been a looooooooooong time since I've posted an excerpt from my list of all The Little Things I love, but that doesn't mean I've stopped writing them all down! Hope you enjoy and hope you all have an absolutely fabulous weekend. PS: I hope to have some exciting news for you by next week. Sit tight and I'll be sure to keep you posted.

139. walking to get coffee on a sunday morning
140. imagining what life will be like 5, 10, 20 years from now...
141. outdoor picnics, armed with bug spray!
142. discovering fun places close to home
143. getting lost
144. finding things that exist that i cannot find on google. it's a weird sense of accomplishment.
145. window-shopping sprees
146. zooborns!
147. writing on paper plates
148. feeling comfortable with who i am!
149. cute coffee mugs
150. over-the-top christmas lights
151. buying a gift for someone special, for no reason at all other than to show you care
152. seeing a turtle crossing the road
153. disney princess stickers
154. never wearing pants around the house. ever.
155. buying classic movies on VHS
156. the tonight show with conan o'brien
157. warm dishes, straight from the dishwasher
158. after-work mimosas!
160. studying for school
161. writing papers (well, most of the time...)
162. bright pink flats
163. when alex says i look like miss frizzle
164. still getting butterflies whenever i see alex.
165. "our shows" -- community & lie to me!
166. rilo, the most precious puppy on the planet
167. toasted goober sandwiches with milk
168. paula deen. i can feel my arteries clogging up just by typing her name
169. sriracha on everything
170. eggs over hard (this is a new discovery)

(image via ffffound!)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

CAN'T THINK.

Saturday? November 21?! Has it really been that long since I've last updated? I went from Blogger Extraordinaire to Blogger-Who-Never-Updates in a matter of one semester. And I just said, "Blogger-Who-Never-Updates," too. Don't worry, that didn't get past me either. I just have been lacking in adequate brain power to come up with anything better. School is kicking my butt, but I've been fighting back hard and have all A's in all of my classes (right now anyway...three finals, one test and two 10-page papers left to go...all in a matter of what? Two weeks? Maybe three? I've lost count). So my apologies, again, for the lack of posts. And more apologies for the lack of brain power for the ones that do get posted.

My rationale is that if my fingers are moving and words are forming, it's good. Don't mess with it. Don't critique. Blogging should be enjoyable, and a place to let my thoughts soar. Lately, I've been over thinking it. Which results in just plain old lack of even attempting. So here I am....attempting!

Hope all is well in your world. That's all I can muster up right now. Once finals roll around, I'll regale you with nothing but entertaining stories, I promise.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Food Flags


Love the idea of using popular food from each nation to create a likeness of their flag. Very cool. Can you guess which nation each of these Food Flags represent?! See the rest here.
(Spotted at A Cup of Jo)

What Storm Troopers Do On Their Day Off

Whatever reason it may be, this type of photography series always hits my funny bone. I love seeing little action figures in real world scenarios. Call me crazy, but I just can't seem to get enough. (Via Wild Ammo)

Swooning.

Love it all, down to every last little detail. That sweater! Those shoes! Not to mention the hat, the bold red lipstick, the nail polish, the subtle gold bracelet, the skirt... I'm swooning over here.

(Found at The Street Hearts via The Thinking Tank)

The Saddest Bear of All



This is the cutest little story with the most adorable illustrations to go right along with it. When I have kids, this will definitely be one of the stories I read to them at bedtime! You can buy it here or here.