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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The best 2 bucks I Ever Spent

Target, amongst all of their school supplies, is selling notebook THAT YOU CAN COLOR IN.
I bought it, of course. It's not like I'm in college or anything. Here is my current progress:

I love how now when I'm waiting for my late college professors I can do something fun AND productive (well, kinda).

Thats all for now.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Achoo!

School, work, and a cold make for a very brain dead Amanda. Expect the usual musing post early in the week.


  For now, some cool stuff on Etsy.

Surprisingly, there are tons of these super cool sketches and prints on vintage book pages. This one is on a dictionary page, but there are some on pages from novels and refrence books. Not to mention, you can find a picture of almost anything.



These wonderfully unique pieces are not only fascinating to look at on all elevels, but they are a great conversation pieces. And at about $7-10 a piece, they are very affordable.


These pictures are offered by several Etsy sellers, but these images are from Winterberry Cottage






Friday, August 13, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

"Whale" Watching



This morning I went whale watching (actually, it was more like dolphin watching since I didn't see any whales), and what an incredible experience. It was amazing getting to see these beautiful and playful animals swimming right next to our boat.







Best joke of the day: Captain - "How do you know it's a sea lion?" Me - "Because it's lion down"










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Sunday, August 8, 2010

What I'm thinking at 12 am.

As an English major and aspiring teacher/writer, I'm kind of obsessed with words. Language is such a magnificent invention - allowing us to share ideas, expression, and who we are as a people - and see how all of this changes throughout history.

Being such a word geek, nothing shakes me more than not being able to find enough words to express myself; to say everything that needs to be said.

When this happens out of beauty and joy, we call it awe.
When it happens out of pain and confusion, well, that can be a very terrible thing.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Music I Loving - August 2, 2010

I've always kind of though of music as being representative of the way society views itself. It is the underlying pulse behind most social gatherings, and quite literally the expressive heartbeat for anyone who sings, plays, dances, or just listens. Accordingly, the music almost always seems to reflect the desires or tone of those who enjoy it.

Here are three songs that I am really loving right now: The Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine, Blank White Page by Mumford and Sons, and Animals by Neon Trees. So what do my recent music choices say about me?

Lets just say it's something a little unsure, but optimistic.