Wednesday, August 31, 2011


For some time I have been lamenting the fact that I have no hobbies. All I ever really did was school because my parents "couldn't afford" to put me in gymnastics or ballet. I'm also a quitter. I tried to learn how to crochet and knit. I've played piano, flute, and the recorder. None of it really went anywhere. However I do have interests.

• Days of Our Lives – With the exception of my college years, I have been an avid viewer since 1993. I have watched as many old episodes as I can pull up on youtube including the first four that aired in 1965.

• Mysteries – I have always loved Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and any Christian mystery series I can find. My favorite board game is Clue. My dream is to one day go on a full blown murder mystery weekend.

• Admissions standards – There isn’t a good college in America that I don’t know all about. I started my college search in the 7th grade. In 10th grade I filled a large filing cabinet with all the brochures I received from schools around the country that liked my PSAT score. My obsession has now extended to private prep schools in Manhattan.

• The Bible – I have read the KJV, NIV, and New Revised Standard Version. I plan to make my way through The Message soon. I don’t know what my parents did but by the age of 3 I knew all the answers to the hundreds of questions from a board game called “From Egypt to Canaan.” Bible has been my favorite subject from elementary school through the present. It is by far my most expert subject.

When people inevitably ask me what I like to do for fun, I don't have much to say other than that I watch an obscene amount of television. But, I do have my interests and that will just have to be enough.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Not Right But It's Okay

My friend J and I went to Holey Cream this week and had donut ice cream sandwiches. I had never heard of such a thing, but as a lover of all things sweet I nearly lost my mind when I saw it offered. They sliced a glazed donut in half. On the bottom half I had a scoop of mint chip, red velvet, and belgian dark chocolate ice cream. Then they dipped the top half in strawberry frosting. Then they told me I could have unlimited toppings and I just went buck wild. I had andes mints, chocolate chips, oreos, and all manner of other nonsense on top of my sandwich. Here is mine. The one on the bottom is J's. I was so jealous of her's because I didn't see the gummy bears!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Penny Saved

Pink and Greenlee
Hopefully this palm-print vintage fleur dress from Kate Spade will be my last splurge for a while. I contemplated getting a new dress for a wedding this weekend. Instead, I took my dress to the tailor to take in a few sizes. We'll see how long this lasts.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Parlez-Vous Anglais?

Montreal is beautiful. If I had to live outside of America, it would be top on my list. I had so many new experiences there and found the people to be lovely. I had many firsts including:
(1) going to Canada
(2) gambling (I lost $4 CAD)
(3) paddle boating (at Mont Royal but I dunno if that's really what it's called)
(4) tasting French macaroons (They are delicious!)

So I've kept my weight off for going on two years now. I traveled to Newport and Canada. I've actually paid off 18% of my law school loans and it's only August! So there is only one thing left to justify my chanel bag.