Tuesday, April 28, 2009


2.26 miles

40:02 minutes

321 calories

100 grams of fat

"The running I can do,

even if I have to crawl every last mile."

-Terry Fox

couldnt resist.

eleemosynary \el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee\, adjective:

1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."

eleemosynary. couldn't help myself (:

Monday, April 27, 2009


i love when i'm productive.

P.S. [thats not my desk]

dream number two.

my dream of working at Estee Lauder hasn't become a reality...yet.

but i am applying for an internship during the summer, so please pray :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009




Saturday, April 25, 2009


Originally uploaded by [kmj]
Nothing tastes sweeter than success :)

with a combination of healthy foods, exercise, lots and lots of water, & yoga
i lost 4 pounds

still got a way to go, so i'm going to keep it up & try to stay motivated

more to come!

“Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, April 23, 2009

it's kinda like...

Sometimes, words fail us.
What word is there to describe the smell of spring?
How do you describe the distinct feeling of feeling like a tiny individual when looking up at the vast array of stars in the night sky?
How to describe the feeling of awe when hearing a beautiful piece of music, or the feeling of vicarious pleasure and longing when seeing a couple in love.
And yet.
Perhaps, there is a purpose to this.
asdfjasdfklasfjsakfjaasdfkalsasdfasdfasdfasdjdflkjasdfslksalkdfjsaklfjasdklfjasdfMoving at the Speed of Life
Do we want a word to describe such phenomena, thus departmentalizing and labeling it, making it seem smaller than it really is?
Bigger than words.
And so, this is why we must take care in our word choice.
To do justice to such unnamable wonders, we must put our vernacular skills to the test by painting a picture in our readers’ minds.
Life is too short to be filled and described with umm's & like...
Go say something amazing.
Something that will cause people to double take and really listen to what you are saying.
What're you waiting for? :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

short & sweet

eyes: "It looks just like jewels on a person's visage"

i read this off of someone's blog

aaaaaand i kinda love that sentence
also, the picture i found is pretty amazing too :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Drawer of Doom

Drawer of Doom
Originally uploaded by puuikibeach

Sorry I've been MIA,

It's not that havent been thinking about you guys or about writing something worth saying

but maybe I've been procrastinating?

Right now my mind feels like the cluttered drawer pictured above

and sometimes
I just wish I could understand these half formed thoughts
that they would just unravel on their own into one cohesive coherent conclusion
that they could just go and figure themselves out on their own
instead of constantly flitting about in the back of my mind, in the corner of my eye
something that cheered me up, that of course i saved so that i could write & remember them :)

boondoggle–verb (used without object)
to do work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy.

au cou⋅rant [oh kourahn]
1. up-to-date.
2. fully aware or familiar; cognizant.
1. burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship: onerous duties.
2. having or involving obligations or responsibilities, esp. legal ones, that outweigh the advantages: an onerous agreement.

stormy petrel \STOR-mee-PET-ruhl\, noun:
1. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
2. One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.

also! spring is here!
finally :)
although it is pretty gross out today :(
more pictures later


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why is it that.

Originally uploaded by Lotsapoppa
Why is that we have a new phone model that comes out every month, a new ipod model every two months, a new car model every three months, but not enough technology or innovation to create a walker efficient enough to work without sticking a bunch of tennis balls on it?
As Americans is that really all we care about?
That old people are forced to puncture some old rubber balls to better aid their walking, while we sit back and enjoy nano technology & whatever crap we don't really need?

Why is that?

Thursday, April 9, 2009


8th grade, Our Town

If you could look back, for just a few moments, and you had the opportunity to say goodbye to this world, what would you say goodbye to?

Goodbye not getting what you wanted for Christmas, bad hair days, long nights of homework, school projects, humid summer days, long&cold winter nights.
Goodbye broken promises, social studies after gym class, research papers, crashing computers, broken collarbones.
Goodbye auditions, busy dads, angry moms, moving away, pop quizzes, scary teachers.
Goodbye F's, unsatisfaction, gray snow, pollution, traffic jams, the smell of skunk.
Goodbye shots at the doctor, funerals, meaningless quibbles with loved ones.
Goodbye colds, mosquito bites, cuts, bruises, fights, tears.
Goodbye losing homework, detention, no phone service, bills.
Goodbye the end of a really good book, smashed hopes, getting lost, losing games, losing people, losing things, losing in general.

Goodbye sunsets, autumn leaves turning colors, fire burning in a fireplace, sun showers, hot coca, and a good book.
Goodbye driving with the windows down, a cool breeze, when you pick up a new book for the first time, the smell of a season.
Goodbye presents, the first day of school, birthdays, back to school shopping, New Year's.
Goodbye iceskating, mall scavenger hunts, new #2 pencils, summer vacation, winter vacation, snow days, lilies, laughing until you have to catch your breath and your stomach hurts.
Goodbye the scent of vanilla, bubble baths, cuddly stuffed animals, talking on the phone for too long.
Goodbye small white dogs, fuzzy kittens, new shoes, parties, the last day of school, performing&putting on a show.
Goodbye making up after a fight, making new friends, going out to eat for special occasions, doing better than you ever thought you could.
Goodbye staying at a hotel, airports, the beach, the ocean, looking up at the stars, camping, kayaking, fishing, archery, bullseyes, snow, falling snow, sledding, watching a movie, popcorn, making cookies, licking off the batter, soft pillows, the smell of rain after a storm, rainbows, four leaf clovers.

I've kept this for two years, because its meant a lot to me.
Remember the things&cherish the things you will have the hardest time saying goodbye to, forget the things that you want to say goodbye to, because one day you are going to say goodbye to them.

thanks thornton :)

keep conversation short&sweet.

You know that it's over when the burnin'
And the yearnin' inside your heart ain't there anymore
And you know that you're through when he don't do to you
And move you like the way he moved you before

And you wanna pull him close
But your heart has froze
and then he goes out of your heart forever
And it hurts you but you know that it's better
-it's over, jesse mccartney

I'm confessin' I'm confessin' so baby hear me out
I wanna show my heart but I don't know where to start

I keep runnin'
So scared of the heartbreak
So scared of makin' mistakes
I keep runnin'
When all I really need is you
All I really need is you
But I keep on runnin' away
-runnin, jesse mccartney

sometimes lyrics just perfectly define your life&you start to feel a little bit more human, knowing that someone has felt exactly the same way, described it, and sung it
sometimes music is just haunting because of that relatability.

dont hate until you've listened at least once :)

1) X
2) X
3) X <-my favorite :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Yesterday in my world cuisines class, we created a delightful concoction known as Bruschetta.
I learned 5 different cuts, including the biased cut [used for bread], the julienne and the chiffonade [used for the fresh basil], the PLC, or Parallel, Long, and Cross Cut [for the onion and tomato] and the Smash Cut [for the garlic]

Below is the recipe:


6 Roma tomatoes, or grape tomatoes = 2 cups of tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
2 garlic cloves [peeled, for toasted bread]
1/2 cup red onion (diced)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil [6 oz]
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar [2-3 oz]
6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped. [1/4 cup]
A pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread [about 12 slices]

In a medium bowl, mix the diced onion, minched garlic and balsamic vinegar for about 10-15 minutes. Add in the the chopped tomatoes basil, and olive oil and let the mixture set for 15-20 minutes so that the flavors can blend. Toast the bread slices and when cool, rub garlic cloves across the top of the bread to impart flavor and aroma.
Lay slice bread on a serving plate and add the tomato mixture along with the remainder of the basil. Top with a sprinkled of Parmasean & serve immediately.

mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, roasted peppers, chopped capers, olives

sounds amazing right?
try it at home :) but be sure to have a mint on hand afterward
happy eating!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

i l<3ve flickr. [3]

Originally uploaded by heather
ok, ok, last one but i couldnt resist :)

many more to come!


i love flickr [1].

On the Swings
Originally uploaded by believer9

Monday, April 6, 2009


as pointed out to me by a fellow blogger,
lit has taken over this blog, and contrary to popular belief, is not the one and only topic that I will be blogging about :)

On that note:

meet my snowman!

He does not have a name, & yes he is as adorable and soft as he looks :)

I love him to death & he has helped me cry on several occasions
He makes me smile with his jolly hat & soft belly, hehe

i got him from my sister at christmas this year, and he has been my faithful compadre ever since!

yes, my nameless snowman is a one of a kind.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


my dreams:






i love this:

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
-John Ruskin

One of my dreams in life is to complete the 26 mile NY marathon.
But, in order to make this dream a reality, that means I going to have to stop thinking of it as a dream, but rather as a goal.

AKA, training starts soon...
goal: run at least 2 miles everyday

lets see how far i go, what i become. :)

i love this one too :)

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
-Vidal Sassoon

step up.

This bridge will only take you halfway there
To those mysterious lands you long to see:
Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs
And moonlit woods where unicorns run free.
So come and walk a while with me and share
The twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known.
But this bridge will only take you halfway there-
The last few steps you’ll have to take alone.
-Shel Silverstein, ‘This Bridge’