Tuesday, October 6, 2015

hi, it's me!  horrible blogger here!  being a college counselor for the first time means my life has become reading essays and resumes and helping kids apply to college and having parents chastise me and having parents tell me how much they appreciate me and having one parent bring me tomato soup and bread on a day when i didn't even have time to make it to the cafeteria (that mom saved the day) and oops i'm supposed to be grading things for my government class but i'm not because i have no time and writing recommendation letters (five due on tuesday, so that should be fun).  and repeat.

i miss blogging.

i promise to come back.

i didn't read a single book last month.  but i promise to do more of that, too.

when do people have time for tv?  no, really.
how to lose weight in 4 easy steps (not safe for work)

hilarious and beautiful, and not what you're expecting.  read it!

Friday, October 2, 2015

what i'm listening to right now

90% of what is on the radio - even the stations i like - is such overplayed crap.  perhaps i will think about this song in a few weeks, but i am loving it now.  "renegades," by x ambassadors:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“And you ask 'what if I fall?' Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”
—Erin Hanson, Poet

Friday, September 25, 2015

what i'm listening to right now

another favorite from a walk in the woods - "the lake," by tim grimm:


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, Love, Love. That is the soul of genius.”
—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A screenshot a day

Happy first day of fall from Houston!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Overheard walking to the cafeteria

One 7th grade girl to another: "I got this cut on my hand climbing. I'm a good climber. I want to be an American ninja warrior when I grow up."

Oh, sweet one. No high school girl wants to be an American ninja warrior. How do dreams like this die in just a few years? Why can't we all have the bright and shining dreams of a middle schooler? 

Friday, September 18, 2015

what i'm listening to right now

i really enjoyed the movie adaptation of bill bryson's a walk in the woods.  no, it is not super faithful to all the details of the book, but i laughed SO much, i loved the soundtrack, and i felt great nostalgia for the mountains of north carolina, which holds my heart.

this song - "brother," by lord huron - is in the movie and i found it lovely: