Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wall Wednesday: Week 1

I'd like to apologize for the lateness of this post, but the past few days have been pretty crazy! School has started back up here in San Francisco, and we've all been settling into both our new living situations and classes. All I really have to say is, so far so good. All of my professors seem fairly nice and all my classes extremely interesting. My class titles thus far are: 19th Century American Classics (English Lit), Introduction to Islam, Art History 101, Prometheus Rising (Lit), and American Sign Language 101. Over all, I should have a very interesting semester, as well as one slightly less frantic than last.

Now, I've been trying to come up with projects to do here on the blog to make reading it a little more interesting. I don't know if you've noticed, but I don't always have a lot to talk about. And when I don't have a lot to talk about, I just don't post, and that's not fun for anyone.

So I am instituting "Wall Wednesdays." Remember the collage that I created on my wall last year? Well, I'm doing it again this year, and have decided that every Wednesday I will post a new picture of my wall so you can follow its progress. I guess it will be over either at the end of the year or when I run out of space, whatever comes first. It's a pretty blank right now, but I plan to rectify that soon enough.

My dad found this in the morning paper the day that I moved back to campus and thought it was perfect for me. Don't you love short jokes?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hello Again, San Fran

Hello, friends. Yes, it's true, I'm back in the city by the bay.

My dad, brother and I drove up yesterday with the dogs, and my mom is flying into town to meet us tomorrow.  Classes start Tuesday and I move in this weekend, but until then we're crashing at my grandparent's house.

This morning, we decided to take a little walk into the Presidio, which can be conveniently accessed through the park a block away from my grandparent's house. Once walking, however, it turned into a four mile hike (yes, with my very little dogs) to a lookout point over Crissy Fields. It was perfect weather for a hike, and overall very beautiful. Although I'm a little reluctant to let go of summer and my SoCal living situation, I have to admit I'm glad to be back.

Have a nice weekend, everyone.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Voting Crunch Time!

I recently submitted another design to Threadless, so it's voting time again! This design is a little more fun, a little less funky, but I love it just as much. Something I learned from my first submission, however, is that if you don't get enough positive votes in the first 24 hours of scoring, than you get dropped from that round of voting. So I would really appreciate it if you all could support me and vote well. Unfortunately, you do have to create an account to vote, but it's free and you can even submit your own designs or sayings.

If you'd like to help me out and vote, check out my design HERE!

In other news, earlier this week I got a surprise root canal. I went to the dentist for a cleaning and they noticed a dark spot on my routine x-rays. I checked in with the specialist they referred me to, and he confirmed that the nerve inside my tooth was completely dead and infected. That same day I went back in for the root canal. I knew nothing about root canals aside from the fact that they made most people I know flinch at the very thought. So I was happily surprised when it only took twenty minutes and I have not experienced  any major pain. I go back next week for the final visit, but it seems like everything went well.

I also got a new iPhone 4 to replace my poor, falling apart Blackberry. And this means that the days of a lack of pictures are over! The iPhone's camera is so amazing, you may actually start to get annoyed with the sheer quantity of random pictures I'll be taking. My dogs have been amazing models so far!

Well, hope you all have an amazing weekend. Don't forget to drop by Threadless and vote. Thanks!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Poem for the Week

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay great
happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any - lifted from the no
of all nothing - human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears are awake and
the eyes of my eyes are opened)

- e.e. cummings

Happy Monday, everyone.