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

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekend Update: By Katie

This weekend I was struck with pink eye!
 Only in one eye originally, but this morning I awoke to discover the pink had moseyed on over to the other eye.

But that's okay,
 as a result of my social quarantine, I've had the time to waste a good amount of time on the world wide web.

These are my findings:
1. The Adele station on pandora is my soul mate.

2. This is one of the ugliest hair styles I have ever seen, my apologies to anyone sporting deconstructed braids, I hope the brain damage you are suffering from isn't permanent.

3. I'm pretty sure I want to take a road trip through Iceland for my honeymoon.

That's about it....
I mean, I could tell you way to much about some people's lives (via facebook),
Or summarize a season of 30 Rock for you.

But I'm pretty sure you do not want to hear about any of that so.... adios!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bulking Up Over Spring Break

Emily and I took a trip to Nashville for our spring break, the weather was kind of gloomy but we had an awesome time hanging out with our family and friends there.

We didn't get a lot of pictures, but if we had documented out trip, I'm pretty sure most of our photos would have been of us eating.

We had amazing burgers and fried pickles at Burger Up.

Enjoyed coffee with a hint of banana at The Frothy Monkey.

Emily tried a paleta for the first time.

Tried barbeque tacos at Taco Mamacita...Yum!

Ate at our dad's favorite place to dine in Nashville, The Copper Kettle.

Went to the Whiskey Kitchen, apparently that's where all the famous people eat.

Grabbed cupcakes at Gigi's.

And topped it all off with some of Jeni's ice cream.

Amid all that eating we also managed to cook a couple of times and tried grilled pb&j for the first time (soooooo good!).

Basically I chubbed up hard core for spring break...and loved every minute of it!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Yesterday I stepped in cement. More of a sink than a step actually. This was in front of the man that had paved the said cement. 
My new boots hate me. As does the paver man. 
I am awesome. 


Thursday, March 10, 2011

2011: The Year of Reading

After my last book post, I've slowed down considerably. I read The Reader (Der Vorlesser) by Bernhard Schlink and started Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. I really need to focus on spending more time reading, and less time on the computer. It's a constant struggle. Are any of you reading anything great? I'm always up for recommendations :).

- emily

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Is that beautiful or what? If you say what, I shall slap you. 
Oh, how I long to travel. Well I am traveling now, but I wish it was my life always and forever. 
Speaking of always and forever: 

Haha. Awkward.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shout For Joy

This makes my heart happy!

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. - Psalm 100:1. I need to remember this all day, everyday. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Loneliness Can Be Cured

"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured." Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, March 4, 2011

Because it's Friday

It's Friday people. Meaning it's Spring Break for moi! 
Joy is filling up my veins.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The National  is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands. Check them out and make your ears happy.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You Are What You Eat

I saw The Value of a Dollar Project by Jonathan Blaustein on DesignCrush and I think it's quite clever.

You could eat this for a $1:

 Or you could eat this:

 You could eat this for $1:

 Or this:

And we wonder why people don't eat healthy foods. Hmm maybe because it's about 10x more expensive to eat good, nutritious foods. That makes me mad. Why are greasy, fattening foods marketed so heavily (no pun intended) and so cheap while the beneficial foods aren't? I watched Food Inc recently and it opened my eyes to where our food comes from. I would highly recommend it. Just don't plan on watching it while you eat fast food.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Three things by caryrandolph

1. I gravitate to the button-down shirts in soft, almost threadbare fabrics, the kind that drape in all the right places, as perfect for the beach as a black-tie ball. I wear them unbuttoned to that point at the sternum that might be inappropriate if I lean over the asparagus and feel like raising hell. To build your own library of button-downs, start with a plain white broadcloth, find the fit you love, and rarely deviate. Avoid darts.
2. All I ever really want to drink is ice cold water. Arnold Palmers on holidays.
3. Mom tells us to marry men who are proud of us. I think I want to marry a man who, after the lights are turned off, can still keep me up for hours talking and laughing. We used to do that when we were kids, and we’d prop the phones on our pillows and talk and talk till the sky turned dawn gray. Talk about nothing and name our children and tell the old stories, gossip, laughing, lying next to each other. Roll over and raise our arms and count fingers silhouetted against the light from the street lamp that shines through the window. Fall asleep mid-sentence, something sweet on our lips. These are always the nights that I fall completely in love.

I especially like the third. Too bad I'm a hopeless case when it comes to manlys. Oh bother.


Apocalyptic Park


So. Abigail and I used to adventure all the time. We even had a whole day dedicated to adventuring. But now that we're both consumed by school (my freshman year of college and her junior year of high school), we don't get to adventure as much as we used to. Sad I know. 

On Friday though, it was gorgeous so we decided to meet some friends at a nearby park. Unbeknownst to us was that this park was an apocalyptic park. Okay, I may exaggerate a little. It wasn't really, but it felt like it. See the park used to be a racing strip for go karts long, long ago. Now though it's a ball park with a jungle gym and dog park. If you take the time to explore it though, there's much more.

 Whilst exploring we found a creek under the highway:

Beautiful Bridge 

A hill with little ravines:


And a pepsi can hidden deep in the woods:

Old Pepsi can in the woods

It was beautiful. I love days when you can just get away and explore. Which is why we went back the next day :).

Hope you get the chance to explore some this week!