"Life is the total sum of what you do with the moments given you." - Erwin Mcmanus

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Photo by moi

I love spring! Here's my thankful list for this lovely time of year.

1. Easter 
2. Warmer weather
3. Blue skies
4. Vampire Weekend's Album Contra 
5. Only ten more weeks until I graduate! 
6. My health is back to normal
7. Fresh fruit
8. Reeses eggs
9. Flowers and blossoms
10. Longer days

I hope you all are having a lovely day! 


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I shall return

Sorry for the lack of posts (I feel like a bad blogger).

Life has got me running around like crazy.

But, I will return. 

Hopefully sometime soon.

Lately my days have been filled with Driver's Ed, finding out I have homework up to my ears, cooking delicious eggs in basil olive oil,  drinking copious amounts of hot tea, and hoping that I don't fail my current French test.

On the bright side, I got contacts, my Driver's Ed teacher reminds me of Jack Black and is pretty funny, and I almost have my piano piece for recital memorized. Huzzah!

Now back to a horrendous amount of school.

 - Abigail

Monday, March 29, 2010

Musical Mondays

So this song has been played 396 times on our itunes. Obviously we kind of like it. If you haven't listened to it, please do, and also listen to their whole album In Rainbows for that matter. I think you'll be glad you did.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Musical Mondays

Isn't this music video neat? It reminds me of the game Mouse Trap. Speaking of Mouse Trap, did anyone actually play the game or did you just set up the trap? I don't ever remember playing it, but I loved setting it up! Anywho, I hope everyone has a happy Monday!

- Emily

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cotton commercial, and centennial celebration!

First off, isn't this a lovely commercial? I think Zooey Deschanel is gorgeous and I want all of her clothes in this commercial! Secondly, this is our 100th post! Huzzah! When we first started this blog, I didn't really see the point, but now as I look back I'm glad we did. Even if no one reads this, I'm going to continue to write because it's storing our memories. So without further adieu, Happy 100th post little blog!

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

West Coast Adventures!

My trip to the west coast was wonderful! I went with my friend Rebecca to check out Stanford for grad school (for her, not me), and we had a great time!

We wandered around Stanford. Something that can take a good bit of time, seeing as it's the second largest campus in the world. It is simply beautiful! I would go to school there just so I could walk around campus everyday.

We also got to spend some time in San Francisco, which was a lot of fun. We tried to squeeze in as many tourist-y things as we could: Lombard St., both bridges (The Golden Gate and Bay Bridge), Alcatraz, fisherman's wharf, pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Union Square, Cable cars...it was a busy trip.

We were also very proud of ourselves for managing the whole trip without a car. Shout out to the Caltrain!

Although I'll be super sad when Rebecca heads out to Palo Alto in the fall, I'm really looking forward to visiting her and that beautiful bay again.

Here are some pictures I took of the sights.

Hope you're having a lovely day!


nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

(photo by moi)

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously ) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands
- e.e. cummings 

I first heard this poem in my American Literature class and ever since I have loved it. There is something about poetry that compels me unlike any other type of writing. Poetry can evoke such imagery and wonder. On any account, I'm going to try writing poetry more consistently. Care to join me?

- Emily

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today Emily and I harmonized while whistling. All that work on harmonizing seems to have started paying off. Awesome sauce.

Hopefully I'll start blogging a little more regularly.

 - Abigail

Jumping off bridges

It's official!
As of a few days ago, I am a geology major.

I've been contemplating switching from a psychology major to a geology major for a while now. I've consulted with professors from both departments, taken personality test to see which field I would be happier in, researched careers online, spoken to a career advisor, looked at class lists, and I'm afraid I've bored or annoyed my friends and family to tears with my many pros and cons analyses for weeks now.

Perhaps I went a little overboard in the deliberating department.

For me this was a big decision. The older I get, it seems the more my decisions matter. Not only do they matter, they can be the beginning of a chain reaction that affects the rest of my life. Which is scary. Really, really scary.

I simply don't feel equipped to make seriously adult decisions. Minor adult decisions and responsibilities I'm okay with. But big stuff, the stuff that is going to affect me for years to come...that stuff scares me silly.

But I did it. I sat myself down, told myself to grow up, and leapt off the metaphoric bridge of uncertainty.

And here I am. A geology major with a psychology minor, still a little scared that I will fail. An extra year added to my undergrad career. But really, really looking forward to my upcoming classes, excited about what the future holds, and proud of myself for taking a chance.

So here's to leaping off (metaphorical) bridges!


p.s. California pictures soon to come.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Musical Mondays

Yikes. Sorry to be absent little blog. Here's a song Abigail really likes, so I thought I'd put it up here. The images are from the Island (which is a splendid movie) and while it's a little cheesy, it's better than the other videos of people cutting themselves. Anywho, enjoy and I'll try to be more diligent about posting.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Musical Mondays

Isn't this video spectacular? I also hope your Monday is spectacular! We'll be writing a post about this past weekend soon, so stay tuned.


Happy Monday!!

Sigh...I was not brave enough to try the rhubarb cupcakes this week, I opted for a safer, lemon cupcake, (because it was easier, and I thought it might go over better with our company). But never fear, I will make the rhubarb cupcakes!

Not this week though, because this week I'm going to California!
Today is officially my first day of spring break, I celebrated by sleeping until ten (which is ridiculously late for me).
I don't leave for California until Wednesday, so I have some time to relax and get all of my affairs in order.

more later,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This is how I feel about studying.
(Which I am obviously doing a lot of at the moment.)


Monday, March 1, 2010

Musical Mondays

Adam snow scene from Vienna on Vimeo.

The song is When You Find Me by Joshua Radin and it's from the movie Adam. I think both the song and the movie are lovely! I hope everyone has had a good start to their week!