Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
-40% of the world's population cannot read
-33% have access to clean drinking water
-7% own a car
-1% have a college degree
-.1% own a computer
I easily have access to all of the above. I have been able to read since kindergarten. Even the water in my own toilet is drinkable (for the most part...) I have my own car. I am one semester away from obtaining my college degree. I have my own laptop.
Overall, I'm shocked and thankful. I just wanted to put these statistics out there because they reminded me how blessed I am. And how much I want to help the rest of the world who isn't as fortunate.
Monday, January 26, 2009
-Today I flipped on my TV to Bravo, my favorite channel, and Inside the Actors Studio was on. That show is so awkward and intense. The interviewer guy can even create awkward silences with funny guys who fill those silences in a heartbeat like Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais (the two that I saw today.)
(The sound he is actually making with his mouth, and the sound you are hearing are two different sounds. That's why it's weird... Ay, las clases de espanol!)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Overall the movie was great and I would, for sure, recommend it. I loved seeing it at the Ragtag as well. I think my new hobby is going to be seeing indie flims. Next up may be Milk, The Reader, or Che, I'm thinking those are probably going to be sad though. I'm just thankful I got the warm fuzzies in this one that I so long for in a movie.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Another thought: I know I should be terrified of global warming, but I must admit that I was quite thankful for it when I was driving with my windows down and music up today, in the middle of January. What a beautiful day today has been!
Also, I bought new journals today. Valeria found them at the bookstore and shared their goodness with me. They're called Writersblok notebooks: they are cheaper than Moleskines AND they suport some cool non-profit organizations (you can read more on V's blog!) I also got some Sharpie pens to write in them. Haven't used them yet, but I am pretty stinking excited. It seems silly to get excited about new journals, but there is something special about the feeling of writing in the first page of a journal that not many other feelings can compare to.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
But that's not it at all. I'm incredibly happy... and incredibly lucky/blessed to have two places that I can call home and two places that I love so much it hurts me to leave. So today instead of feeling sorry for myself for having to leave, I decided to be thankful that I have two special places to live and tons of awesome people to surround me no matter where I am. Cheesy, but true. I'm thankful.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The first is "Songs That Duke Wrote" by Ben Rector. Since my brother Joel introduced me to Ben's music a few years ago I have been eagerly awaiting the release of his new album and finally got it yesterday. After listening to this album a few times, I, for sure, appreciate the variety and really everything about it. It's poppy at times but intense and thoughtful at others. This album is such a good investment. I think everyone should buy it... You won't be disappointed
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
1. It saves the environment. I don't want to count how many of my QT cups are trashing the land fills right now.
2. It saves me money. A refill is 10 cents cheaper!
3. It saves time. If I go in with my lid and my straw ready, that saves a good 5 to 10 seconds of the time spent choosing the right size lid, putting it on, getting a straw, unwrapping it, and putting it in my lid.
4. It won't be hard to find it. I go so often that it will likely be in the cup holder of my car so the inconvenience of keeping my cup is really no inconvenience at all.
So anyway, I tried this out tonight for the first time. I felt a little lame as I held my cup up and said, "Refill," but it was worth it because it is clearly the better choice. I know, this post is lame and pointless but I got really excited about this tonight. If nothing else, I hope this makes you smile. :)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
So today I was at Michael's and saw they had canvas for really cheap and I bought some and decided to paint some bare trees. I spent the evening on the piano room floor painting with my mom who was doing a puzzle as we both sang along to some good music on Pandora. It was completely relaxing, even therapeutic... I loved it. Below is my finished product. Nothing too amazing, but I am decently pleased.
Friday, January 2, 2009
10. Rehab- Rihanna (at least one of her songs had to be on here...)
9. No Air- Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
8. Baleen Morning- Balmorhea (one of my favorite instrumental songs of the year)
7. Where I Stood- Missy Higgins
6. Misery Business- Paramore
5. Crush- David Archuleta
4. After Tonight- Justin Nozuka
3. Orangitango- Fly Golden Eagle
2. When Your Mind's Made Up- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
1. Viva la Vida- Coldplay (I know, this is everyone's favorite, but who cares)
I know, I have weird music taste, but there it is!