Thursday, August 21, 2008

4 months to go!

As usual I am jumping the gun. My vacation is more than a month away and I have already started the lists of what to do and what to buy. This is my plan of attack for hilton head. Find the closest approximation of the items on my wish list for the lowest prices.

1. A-line black skirt
2. white button down oxford shirt
3. sneakers
4. black suit
5. black pumps
6. black cardigan
7. dark blasted jeans
8. black bag
9. argyle sweater
10. little black dress

Monday, August 18, 2008

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

No it's not the story of my life since I have been in Minneapolis although that would be an appropriate title. It's actually the name of a book I read not long after graduating from college. I think of it as the male version of The Devil Wears Prada. Clayton Harding is to Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter as Miranda Priestly is to Vogue's Anna Wintour. The Costume Institute gala at the MET is to an assistant at Vogue what the Vanity Fair Oscar party is to a peon at it's magazine. I could make analogies between the two books for days but I will spare you. The book is really funny and I loved it. It's not often that I enjoy a book with a male protagonist so that really says something. Unlike the Nanny Diaries I don't remember this book perfectly. Thus, I have high hopes for being satisfied with the inevitable movie version coming out in October starring Kirsten Dunst.

This week, the main thing on my mind is moving. On Sunday I will be moving all of my belongings to my new apartment by myself. People think because people tag me in photos with them on the facebook that I have friends here. They're wrong.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Plus Our Girls are Way Cuter

I take gymnastics too seriously. Last night's judging was undeniably super shady in China's 12 year old gymnasts' favor and we still won.

So take that China.

and that

and that

Oh. And that.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More to Smile About

I got a job for fall semester! I am going to be a research assistant in the career office. This is great news because there are a lot of beautiful argyle sweaters for me to choose from this fall.

Vineyard Vines 145.00

Lilly Pulitzer 188.00

And now for the Cashmere ones:

Brooks Brothers 248.00

Burberry 550.00

Sutton Studio 124.99

J Crew on sale for 59.99

If anyone finds any cuter than these, please let me know.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Reason to Smile

I have been stuck working in Minnesota all summer, but at the end of September I will finally get to go to my favorite preppy vacation spot: Hilton Head, SC. My sister is all about the beach. I am all about the shopping. I will definitely be hitting up the Brooks Brothers and J Crew outlets. I am so happy to have something to look forward to. I really hope I get a job for fall semester so I can buy lots of cashmere argyle sweaters. Packing for this trip should be so much fun.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Georgia on My Mind

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Do you ever wonder why all the best people just so happen to be from Georgia? I do.

Best signer of the Declaration of Independence (who I also played in 5th grade)

Button Gwinnett Savannah, Ga

Best weirdo singer who is strange like Bjork and also SDA

Little Richard Macon, Ga

Best Christian singer to sell out and go Pop

Amy Grant Augusta, Ga

Best Rapper

Big Boi Savannah, Ga

Best Disney Voice Actor
Sterling Holloway Cedartown, Ga

Best Actress Ever.

Julia Roberts Smyrna, Ga

Best President Ever. By Far.

Jimmy Carter Plains, Ga