Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back 2 Skool (as titled by Colton, in jest)

I got my film processed last night!
Pictures always help me tell stories.

Rach got a new internship at Bob Corker's office (He's a politician), so Kate, Erin, and I tagged along to wander around the city while she got her security badge.

We stopped for coffee at Starbucks, and wrote down a huge list of things to do this fall (such as the Ham Festival, the Apple Festival, the Bluegrass Festival, etc. We like festivals.)

We felt like such hipsters. Or at least I did.

Then we saw this buffalo.

That night, Jordan and the guys cooked us a stinking delicious dinner of seared chicken with mango salsa, served with rice atop a bed of spinach. I provided apple streudel for dessert.

Phillip and Cameron enjoyed themselves.

Saturday came the All-College Picnic. I snuck Colton in too, because he came to visit us! (That's Kaity, though, not Colton.)

Tommy smuggled quite a few sandwiches out in a gym bag.

I met Haddassah after lunch, who is the new baby of Melanie and Andrew. She's a little doll :)

Bryce bought this shirt at the Goodwill in St.Petersburg (his hometown). It reads "Pride in Paradise", which he mistook to mean pride in the great Sunshine State, despite the presence of rainbow palm trees printed by the text. His mother informed him of his mistake, but he can't bear to let it go.... he wears it inside out.

The boys had fun on the Blob, but I forgot to bring a swimsuit. (And also, sophomore year two of the biggest guys at school double blobbed me... I went soaring. I'm a little cautious now.)

We went to the Bluff, which has a pretty insane view, then headed home!

Then last night, I made Colton take embarrassing pictures with me. He's such a good sport. (Notice the absence of his glasses... Jeremy accidentally stepped on them, so they're taped together.)

Ps, I don't know if you can tell since it's in a ponytail, but I chopped off my hair!

Perfect. I fought for this shot... I didn't have a tripod, so I had to tie my camera to a broken tree branch and try to balance it at the angle I wanted. My light was fading fast.

He's just the cutest.

He took this one. :)
That's all for now! We also hit up an outdoor concert featuring our friends Third Lobby, but I forgot my camera. Oops! You should check out their tune "I Am a Stone" (Or Napolean. They're tied for my favorite.)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Whirlwind Week...

Today is the second day of classes here at school!

I've moved into the new townhouses... they're FANTASTIC. I'm pumped.
Plus, I rigged up this pretty canopy for my bed out of this robin's egg blue satin curtain.

And Colton's coming to visit tomorrow! There's a Third Lobby Concert tomorrow evening, so we're all gonna go catch some great music then head to Philly's house for dessert and conversation.

Also, I bought a record player for eight dollars yesterday. What a great find! I've been wanting one for ages.

I've started a roll of film, so I'll definitely post it once it's processed. See you!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Moving Day!

Today is the day I'm going back to school for my senior year. Crazy! I really can't beleive it. I'm excited and nervous and unsure and hopeful about graduating and being... well, an adult I guess.

I can't stay long because I still have a little packing to do (oops.), but I'll let you guys know when I'm all settled. See ya!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have abandoned you!
I didn't mean to.
I don't think I'm used to blogging regularly yet...
But I've tried to keep up with everybody else's as much as I could.

I'm going to try and catch everybody up with my goings on, but without writing a novel :)

1) I've been spending alot of time in Birmingham. Here's some pictures of recent times...
One afternoon, Colton and April and I went out for some delicious sushi! I thought his glass was too cool not to take a picture of.

My sweet sister :)

Colton showed me this crazy factory with big, fiery smokestacks. I hope that's steam...

Colton is so talented :)  Check out his flickr photostream Here:

And guess what? Colton and I, along with our friends Bryce and Kaity, went to a Spoon and Arcade Fire concert! It was absolutely fantastic.

We were pretty pumped.

My Mister Moves us to Marietta (at least, I'm pretty sure where the concert was. I get Marietta and Alpharetta a little confused.)

Bryce and Kaity were happy to be reunited after she spend the summer in the Middle East, and he was busy doing shows with his band, The Grecian Urns. Check out their album on itunes!

I was glad to spend some time with her.

2) Shopping!
I generally buy most of my clothes at goodwill on the 1st saturday of the month half off sale. I don't have any money :)
But! Mommy and Daddy said that they would buy me some new clothes for school. Here's some things I got!

These booties from the DSW clearance room... about $25, I think.

I've been wanted a pair of lace up boots like this for ages... I thought I was crazy, but when I got the Urban Outfitters fall catalog, I felt completely vindicated. I ordered these from an Etsy seller, and I can't wait for them to get here!!!

Denim shirt/jacket from Charlotte Russe

Pretty floral dress from Charlotte Russe

Slammin lace minidress from Charlotte Russe (to be worn with skinny jeans and my new boots)

Laceless Steve Madden Oxfords from DSW. Mine are black patent leather, and only $10!

Levi skinny jeans. I love them because they're mid rise instead of being ultra low like most skinny jeans.

I think I'm set for fall.

3) Cooking.
My mom's visiting April in Birmingham (hurray! She hasn't gotten to visit in ages) so I've been cooking up a storm. I made:

Curry chicken salad
Fettucine Alfredo with chicken and steamed broccoli
Lemon Panna Cotta
(Here's some pictures...)

All the ingredients...
Infusing the lemon rind...
Poured up :)
I snuck a taste last night after they had set... unfortunately, it's a lot less like creme brulee and a lot more like Jello than I was hoping... :)

Maybe Mommy'll like it anyway.