Wednesday, December 29, 2010

dear day 11,

DAY 11: A photo of something you hate.

In case you can't tell, those are wet socks. Also, I'm sorry that I've been home from Seattle for more than a week and am only getting back to this now. This blog is a testament to my inability to be consistent. Oh, dear!


ps- Dear Maddy,
Thank you for reminding me... I'm glad we're 30-day-project failures together hahaha <3

Thursday, December 16, 2010

dear 30 day project,

I suck. I'm sorry I'm going to have to keep us on hiatus until I get back home from Seattle.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

dear day 10,

DAY 10: A picture of someone you see yourself marrying in the future.

I don't want to jinx this one.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

dear day 9,

DAY 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
my favorite picture of my mom


Friday, December 10, 2010

dear day 8,

DAY 8: A picture that makes you laugh.
sumo bbq
One time Jenna and I sumo-wrestled. I won and my friend told me to turn to take a "victory" picture. I didn't know Jenna was face-down in the back... hahahahahaha


Thursday, December 9, 2010

dear day 7,

DAY 7: A picture that shows your true self.
Sometimes I feel small; the world is so big.


ps- David would like credit for this picture: David took this photo. He did a good job. It's probably my favorite of myself.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

dear day 6,

DAY 6: A picture of somewhere you've been.
And I wish I was there now.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

dear day 5,

DAY 5: A picture of your favorite memory.
hanging out in the back of hanry's pickup truck
The night we stayed up late and went to the park to watch the Perseids meteor shower. It's not my favorite memory, but it's up there.


Monday, December 6, 2010

dear day 4,

DAY 4: A picture of your day.
Finally finished the puzzle of death. Oh, sweet victory.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

dear day 3,

This one is a little unfair, because I have two favorite shows. Three or four even. Five? Okay I need to stop watching television. But I'm going to cheat a little and give the casts of my two favorite, because it wouldn't be fair to choose.

DAY 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show.

Comedy gold.
(runners up?
3rd- Arrested Development
4th- Glee
5th- Gossip Girl)


ps- this doesn't even include all of my Food Network love.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

dear day 2,

DAY 2: A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest.
sister love
15 years apart but still so close.


Friday, December 3, 2010

dear new 30-day project,

I know I'm bad a "everyday" things, but I think we can do something fun here. Ready?

DAY 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts.
1. I'm allergic to tree nuts. Deathly.
2. I have flat feet.
3. My first favorite book was Walk Two Moons.
4. I can't decide on a favorite princess.
5. But if I could be any fictional character, it would probably be Remy Starr.
6. Sometimes I wish I could be a Hayley Williams/ Zooey Deschanel fusion.
7. But I'm also happy being me.
8. I had to get $19,000 knee surgery after injuring it by running in a straight line.
9. Luckily, Stanford has great health coverage and I only paid $10.
10. I have freckles on my lips.

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with 10 facts.
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest.
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 04 - A picture of your day.
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 06 - A picture of somewhere you've been.
Day 07 - A picture that shows your true self.
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of someone you see yourself marrying in the future.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of your favorite pastime.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of someone you've been friends with the longest and still feel connected to.
Day 17 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 18 - A picture of your favorite place.
Day 19 - A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of you last year and how you've changed since then
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

Play along?


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

dear stage fright,

I did not realize that we were so close until I tried to give my recitation in poetry today. You could not have come at a worse time. Could you give me more of a heads up next time? Today was embarrassing.


Monday, November 15, 2010

dear celeste,

for some reason, you are still sick. i know that this makes you feel like you'd rather sleep than memorize 30 lines of poetry, read virgina woolf and start that problem set... but the sooner you do it, the sooner the weekend will be here. and thanksgiving. and then just two more weeks until seattle with david.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

dear green tea,

thank you for soothing my throat,
now that i'm sick.

looks like i'm in good company.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

dear daylight savings,

hallelujah for you.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

dear life,

Being happy because someone I love is happy is the best feeling. Thank you for this.


Monday, November 1, 2010

dear october,

you went by too fast.


Monday, October 18, 2010

dear bangles,

wouldn't Saturday be a more appropriate "fun day"?
Sunday always seems to be a "I have to run" day.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

dear summer,

i can't believe that today is the last day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

dear expedia,

as of today, i have booked flights from

berlin -> london
berlin -> london, with return
london -> manila, with return
london -> berlin
berlin -> bologna, with return
san francisco -> las vegas, with return

and i've received 0 "thank you" points. what kind of customer rewards program are you running here?

i'm not amused,

Sunday, August 29, 2010

dear yesterday,

thank you for being so fun and wonderful.
meeting new friends, seeing a dear old friend,
kayaking on the ocean with seals, otters, and jellyfish.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

dear september 18th,

i want you to come, and i want you to stay away.
i'm excited to move into my new apartment
to have tea parties, and bake parties, and to start our cookbook.
but i don't want to get back into the grind of school.
so for now, you're a pretty good distance away.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

dear katy perry,

you almost forgot the most important part about being a california gurl.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

dear joseph gordon-levitt,

i know a lot of people have been really into you since
500 days of summer last year
and inception this summer,

but i just want you to know that i've thought that
you're cute since 3rd rock from the sun.


ps- although growing up didn't hurt...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

dear blog,

i really need to rename you.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

dear life,

as we grow, we lessen our dreams.
they get smaller and smaller
until all we dream is just to live.

Monday, August 9, 2010

dear norman,

please come home, i miss you so much.


Friday, July 23, 2010

dear home,

i can't wait to see you in 19 hours.


Friday, July 16, 2010

dear weezer,

you're so perfect for my life right now.


"here it's clear that i'm not getting better"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

dear life,

lately i've been feeling a little lackluster.

i'm not sure if it's because i miss home
or because i want to stay longer
but it's hard to concentrate and feel excited.

these feelings are making me feel like a teenager again
and i'm not sure if those years were good or bad.

i could use a pick me up.
tiramisu would be an acceptable form.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

dear mosquitos,

really?! 30 bug bites?

not cool.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

dear humanity,

yesterday i felt invincible. i had just finished my last tutorial paper, and i found myself strutting through oxford's streets in my new old yellow coat and favorite green rain boots. i got on the bus and was ready for my last tutorial session. and then i realized i left my wallet on the bus.

i'm not sure if it was the kind old lady sitting behind me, or just another passenger on the bus who saw my wallet and turned it in to the bus driver. but someone did, and they didn't take a single pound.

humanity, my faith in you is restored, and if i ever consider doing the wrong thing i'll always look back on this and remember.


Monday, June 7, 2010

dear oxford,

i can't believe that it's our last week together. i'll try to make the most of it.


Friday, June 4, 2010

dear midnight london-oxford bus driver,

thank you for letting me and hiybal on when the bus company didn't send a confirmation. i know it sounded sketchy that i just had my bill payment confirmation and not the bus confirmation, but it was really nice of you to trust us and let us on. we really appreciate it. and it would have sucked being stranded in london homeless at 1 am.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

dear weekend,

i'm so happy you're here.


Monday, May 24, 2010

dear stumbleupon,

how appropriate.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

dear oxford sunshine,

you are perfect for punting, the park, and pimm's.
hopefully we can hang out more when i stop


Thursday, May 20, 2010

dear american apparel,

it's about time someone said something.
thank you.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

dear chaucer,

i'm still unhappy with you.

Friday, May 14, 2010

dear chaucer,

i don't really like you right now.
why is troilus and criseyde SO LONG?!
i know you were "ahead" of your time,
but it would have been nice if you were a little extra ahead...
and wrote in modern english instead of middle english :\

i much prefer you in a knight's tale this way:


Thursday, May 13, 2010

dear thursday morning antique market,

thank you for being so good to me.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

dear america,

i'm a poor student.
can you give me a little help with health insurance?

i think it's really sad that we're "one of the most advanced nations"
and yet we can't even take care of our own people because
we're more concerned with making money.

everything about this makes my heart hurt,
and i'm not proud to be an american. not at all.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

dear chesney hawkes,

it was cool stage managing for you last night.
you're a pretty nice guy
and i guess you're kind of a big deal in the uk?

anyway, good covers
and good uk #1 single that i had never heard before


ps- your brother/drummer, jodie,
and your guitarist, jolyon, are both really sweet.

Friday, May 7, 2010

dear sickness,

we had a good two-week run back in march,
and i thought that would be enough bonding time for a while.
you don't need to visit again
and i don't think that this is the best time to have you over.

i enjoy being able to breathe
and not feel tired all the time.

you are hindering this.
please go away.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

dear july 24,

please come faster.

Monday, May 3, 2010

dear oatmeal,

you make me feel like an old lady,
because i like you so much.
but you're so delicious with bananas and sugar
that i don't mind.

i look forward to many more mornings together.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

dear 7 year old me,

i know you're upset because you're not a mermaid and because no fairy godmothers have comforted you while you cry. your feet aren't very small, so you could never be cinderella, anyway. you don't want a genie and the dwarves probably won't make good friends. your tea set won't play with you and you keep losing your library card. you're not sure what makes you special, or if you even are. you know early on that life sometimes hurts. but please don't be upset that you're not actually a princess and that your dad isn't there to love you. you'll find that there's more love than you can possibly imagine in the family you call home.

dear she & him,

i'm so excited to see you.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

dear may,

even though we're meeting at a time where i've procrastinated beyond reasonability,
i would really like to be more time-managed this month.

no more thursdays wasted?

i know that you can't make any promises, but maybe this tiny correspondence will keep me accountable.


ps - yes, i realized that i procrastinated while writing this.

Monday, April 26, 2010

dear life,

thank you for being filled with love
especially from people i love so much

these past 21 years have been something wonderful


Friday, April 23, 2010

dear everything,


Thursday, April 22, 2010

dear body,

i'm so happy that we've come to terms.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

dear hair,

thank you for growing long. i promise you'll get a little trim when we're back in california, but in the mean time, i wouldn't mind a few more inches.