Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Breakfast in Heaven

I must live among the nerdiest people on campus, because we spent practically the entire long weekend studying! Our one brief respite was to go to breakfast on Sunday. We walked down Cole to visit La Boulange, a little French bakery chain that we've become quite fond of. They have amazing food, and it's just a cute place to sit and talk for a while. Just talking about it makes me want to go again!

On a completely separate note, my friend has been working on some songs, and I can't stop listening to them. Check him out!

Friday, February 18, 2011

That's What Friends are For

This has been a tough week. I've had so much work that for a few days, I literally felt like I was drowning, or at least having a hard time keeping my head above water. Then last night, Wade and I were hanging out, and I showed him some of the songs I had recorded on Garageband. This led to a whole evening of goofing around with the default tracks that come with the program, which we recorded in this little improv video. It was so much fun, and just what I needed to relax, but "singing on your feet" is harder than you would think!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cup of Doodles

As of late, my friends and I have found ourselves embodying the college student stereotype and falling in love with Starbucks. Whether we're getting tea, coffee, frappuccinos, we tend to get way too excited for a trip to the local store. It's well worth the three block walk.

I still haven't found time to sit down and do a big drawing, or write something spectacular, or anything else for that matter. With all the reading I have, it's a wonder I even get to writing here once or twice a week! But, last night, while taking a short break, I turned one of our beloved Starbucks cups into a work of art.

How does creativity fit into your life?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Amazing Food Find!

What a weekend!

Not only was it sunny this weekend, but it was also warm enough to take a blanket and sit out on the grass. It definitely made my seemingly endless amount of reading easier to stand.

In other news, I have a confession to make: I am a panini addict! My friends and I have found this amazing panini shop on Haight Street, and that's basically what we ate all weekend! Check it out if you're in the neighborhood. Trust me, you'll love it!

Have a great week, everybody!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Distracted Musings

I really should be doing homework right now (I have tons of reading to do!), but I just can't concentrate. And I'm not trying to procrastinate, for once. I have my book all set, sitting beside me right now, but every time I open it my mind just starts to wander.

This distraction problem has gotten worse lately, particularly since I have been using the Internet more frequently. It doesn't matter what if I am listening to music, using Twitter, Facebook... the Internet is simply very distracting!

Don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those people who feels that the distraction needs to be eliminated and that we should all go back to the days of snail mail and other low-tech forms of communication. I see endless possibilities for the future, and I fully believe that the Internet will allow us to do things that have never been done before. We can talk with someone around the world instantly, share words, photos, and memories with the click of a mouse. What about that does not just ring with hope and promise?

Until then, we just have to learn to live with the distraction, busy college students in particular.