30 April 2012

week in color

  1. Yellow wall and pink chairs {source} - such a bright and fun living space!
  2. Representation of a sunset on a white model in my lighting design class - it was even more stunning in person.
  3. Yellow dresser {source} - I'm obsessed!  Can you tell I like bright furniture?
  4. A painted wall I found in a little parking lot across from the residence hall {you can also see it in my previous post}.  It's got the color-blocking trend down.
  5. Logs turned into colored pencils {source} - part of a project to help people see the beauty of color in the most mundane things.  I kind a want to do this somewhere, but I'm not sure if it would be considered vandalism?  Or copyright infringement?
  6. The back side of the Boston State House.  I just love that even such an official government building can incorporate a little color in it's facade.  {P.S. It's a brighter yellow in person - like butter.}
  7. Pops of neon in a neutral room {source unknown} - I'll take that pillow, please.  And the chair.  And the glowy picture thing.

29 April 2012

i had a dream

Sweater: F21 / Shirt: Nordstrom / Jeans: Delias / Shoes: Sperry / Watch: Windsor / Bracelet: AE

I rarely dream while I'm asleep, but today I remembered pieces of a dream that I think I had a couple of nights ago.  From what I remember, I was having some kind of heart problem - high heart rates, heart attacks, issues stemming from high blood pressure... something like that.  Serious stuff, right?  And doctors couldn't really figure it out, and I think they wanted to do surgery, when all of a sudden I had the idea to drink lots of water and cut salt out of my diet.  Then suddenly I didn't have issues anymore.  Whatever the problem was, it stopped.

I don't really remember the specifics, or if what I'm trying to describe is what was actually going on in the dream.  Dreams are like that - sometimes very hard to remember.

But the point is, for as little as I dream, when I do, I wonder if the reason I suddenly have a dream is based on some subconscious thought or whatever that's pertinent to what's going on in my life at the time.  Sometimes, I can't make a connection, and sometimes I can.  For this dream, I'm especially curious as to whether or not it's some kind of sign or something that I need to eat less salt?  I definitely don't want to have any kind of health problems later because of something I didn't realize or fix now.

Normally I don't put stock in this stuff, but it was a pretty serious subject this time around...

What do you guys think?  Any opinions or thoughts?

27 April 2012

i miss...

... taking weekly riding lessons

... having my own horse and the bond that comes with it

... posting trots

... cantering

... two-point position

... sitting in an english saddle

... the smell of leather and hay

... holding the reins

... jumping

... dressage {yes, even dressage}

... sharing a carrot

... horseback riding.

I've been riding horses since I was about 6 or 7, and was involved in horsey things as much as I could be even before that.  I went to horse camps in the summer, and took weekly lessons year round.  I owned a horse through high school {Magnum - that's him in the 2nd and 3rd pictures}.  But during my senior year of high school, I had to cut the regular riding to focus on school, graduation approaching, and my ever growing and developing participation in theatre.  I always knew I wanted to take up riding again as soon as I had the time, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case yet.  I kind of have doubts, fears really, that I won't ever have the adequate time to return to weekly lessons.  It makes me incredibly sad to think that, so I try not to.  Fortunately, I have a place I can visit during the summers with my friend, but the horses there don't jump, which is what I really miss, and what I really regret not having been able to develop further.  What I really want is to start up again with lessons, but it isn't a reality right now, and I don't think it will be soon.  So I guess I'll have to do with the occasional trail ride and looking through old photos....

I apologize for no awkward and awesomes today, but the truth is that this week was neither awkward nor awesome.  Just filled with final papers and working on final projects for next week {the last week!}.

26 April 2012

I'm a sound board op, yo

The past two days were spent teching as the sound board operator for the Performing Arts Office's final show of the year, where all the various performing groups showcase their best and/or favorite numbers.  I worked the dance show, which included the Suffolk University Dance Company, Wicked {the hip-hop team}, Rampage show choir, and other independent student dance groups.

This was the last show of the year I'll be working on for the Techies Union and Suffolk University.

And since I'll be in London in the fall, hasta la vista until next spring, Techies!

24 April 2012

10 pieces of instalife

Honestly, I don't have much to say or show today.  I had classes all morning and teched the sound for a show for the Performing Arts Office tonight, so it's been a crazy day.  I'll have some pictures from the show in a couple days.

In the meantime, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon with what every other blogger out there is doing - document my life as of late with ten instaphotos.

  1. Panera Bread and their double chocolate cookies with walnuts.
  2. My new iPhone 4S!
  3. Lovely sunny Boston weather.
  4. Going to see the theater department's production of Anything Goes.
  5. Writing papers.  Upon papers, upon papers, etc...  Finals week next week - you get the idea.
  6. Plenty of iced coffee from Starbucks {to get through said papers without falling asleep}.
  7. Chicken caesar salads from Cafe 73 might be one of the things I'll miss most when not in Boston.
  8. Ghiradelli's dark chocolate.  ANY dark chocolate.
  9. Boxes and packing has begun - I even mailed home the first ones today.  Sad, and also a pain in the rear.
  10. Thanks to #3, being able to wear shorts.  Also feeling a little nautical in preparation for summer on the boat!
I would like to say that thanks to my new iPhone, I've become even more Instagram-obsessed than before.  Check out my Webstagram if you want to see more.

23 April 2012

week in color

  1. Missoni for the home {source unknown, but it's on my Pinterest} - anyone else want this as much as I do?
  2. The flower bed in Boston Common - spring is here!
  3. Bowl of nail polishes {source} - I want every single one of these colors! And off topic, aren't her outfits amazing too?
  4. Row of lockers outside a used bookstore.
  5. Homes in Cape Town, South Africa {source} - I love that people aren't afraid to paint their homes such a bright color!  Also, the rest of the source article is great - the child in me thinks that Festival of Colors sounds so fun!
  6. An electric box on the sidewalk here in Boston - love that something so functional can be turned into something so beautiful.
  7. Vintage suitcases {source} - I would totally get these!

20 April 2012

awkward and awesome friday

Blazer: Urban Outfitters / Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Delias / Flats: Nordstrom / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

  • Me trying to do Michael Jackson dancing on the Wii.  Key word, trying.
  • This girl on the T deciding to straddle her boyfriend {sitting in the seat next to me} front to front instead of finding a proper seat.  Awkward, and slightly inappropriate?
  • The narrowness of the seats on the red line trains.  I'm sorry but not everyone is supermodel thin, which means there is the probability of being smushed, and everything awkward that comes along with it.  No thanks, I'll stand.
  • That I squeak whenever I drop something.  And not a little squeak either.  They seem to be quite loud.
  • Going on this same theme, the fact that I seem to be getting klutzier as I got older.  Shouldn't it be the opposite??
  • This amazing weather.  I feel like I keep going on and on about it, but I can't help it because it means spring is finally here!!
  • The much needed three-day weekend we had last weekend, and this short week that followed it.
  • My history paper which was originally supposed to be 12 pages and due yesterday being changed to 8 pages and due this coming Tuesday.  Can anyone say relieved??  Also, I'm feeling strangely zen about it, which is good I suppose...
  • Two weeks left of school!!!  That is all.

18 April 2012

dear blackberry

Dear Blackberry,

I know sometimes we didn't get along, but it was few and far between.  When it comes down to it, you were the best phone a girl could ask for.  You with your beautiful shiny black and silver surfaces, smooth rounded corners, easy to use keyboard and system, and your trackball {which is something these new kids sorely lack}.

But the time has come to put you into retirement.  I don't want to, but you're showing signs of age whether you want to or not {I certainly wish you wouldn't}.  I would have stuck with you, you wonderful Blackberry, but they don't have any just like you, and I won't settle for less.

This is iPhone.

Please don't be jealous of her.

I will always love you, and remember you as being the most amazing phone and gadget friend.  I'll miss you.

I really do love you,


The other day, a friend and I went to visit Harvard Square.  And I'm gonna let you in on a little secret - it made me a little homesick.

I haven't been homesick at all since I've been in Boston.  It's enough like Seattle that it feels close enough to home, but different enough that I don't feel like I never moved.  Honestly, it's been a really great transition.  Sure, I've missed parts of Seattle and my friends back there {it would be weird if I hadn't}, but not to the point of actually being homesick.  I don't like that word.

So we went to Harvard, and the university is gorgeous.  Harvard Square is adorable, and the campus is simply stunning with its old New England brick buildings, green lawns, old fashioned lamp posts, wrought iron detail, and blossoming trees.  So why did it make me feel a tinge of homesickness?  It's literally like a condensed version of the University of Washington.  Underneath the awe I felt by just walking around Harvard and taking in its beauty, I honestly felt like I could have been walking through the campus of the UW.  And because that's such a familiar thing, Harvard has been the most familiar-feeling part of Boston so far.  Which makes it both wonderful and homesick-inducing {I won't go so far as to say "sad", because that's not true and Harvard is amazing}.

Anyways, that turned out to be a longer post than I expected.  But a necessary one.  I will definitely be going back there before I go home, especially with this lovely weather we have!

17 April 2012

sunny day, sunny pants

Top: ZARA / Jeans: Madewell / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Lipstick: Maybelline "Fuschia Fever"

This whole week has been consistently warm and sunny, which calls for a lot of spring color and a lot of spring fever.  If it weren't for the fact that I have final papers coming out my ears, I'd be out there every minute of every day frolicking in the sun like a... well, something that likes to frolic in the sun.

Alas, finals are around the corner, which means sitting in my room or the library, typing out word after word whilst gazing forlornly out the window, with only my sunny pants to cheer me up.

Have I said how anxiously excited I am for summer?
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