Break from a Break

Well hello. I know, I know. It's been forever. There are a few reasons I haven't written. I'm sure you can guess some of them (I'm in France, bitch!). My aunt passed away less than a week after I arrived in France. I felt really guilty about not being there and it was extremely hard to get through that first day by myself surrounded by people barely even knew me, let alone my aunt. In the weeks that have followed I think I'm adjusting well. I've found a good group of friends who keep me busy and don't mind when I just need to be alone. ...more

Music Monday: Colours (Captain Cuts Remix) - Grouplove

In my opinion, this is one of those rare instances in which the remix is better than the original song. Don't get me wrong, Grouplove is great, but there's something about this mix that makes it impossible for me to stop listening to. ...more

Fuck Cancer

I started to write a post about how stupid New Year's resolutions are but then I found out that my aunt is dying so I need to get this out. I guess everyone is dying, but my aunt is dying in two months. After making it an entire lifetime without really losing anyone close to me it seems like everyone is peacing out now. My boyfriend's sister just died on December 15 of complications with her liver. I never write anything about her because I don't feel comfortable putting his family's business out there but they're really close and it's been a hard holiday season without her....more

Holiday Shopping Linkstravaganza

Christmas is only 11 days away. I'm one of those people who plans for Christmas all year round (making little notes when someone casually mentions something they'd love to have) but procrastinates when it comes to actually pulling the trigger... er, buying presents. Obviously no matter how much I'd like to get some people a bullet to the head (I should probably just stop writing now) I'm not shooting anyone for the holidays. So, now that things between you and me are as weird as they can get, let me share some of the places I like to shop around on the web for gifts! ...more

[Video] The Guillemots: I Must Be a Lover

I've been sick for the past four or five days so I've just been lazing around wallowing and grumbling at anyone who walks by me on the couch while I'm either listening to music or playing the Sims. I'm sure you wanted to know all that. (While I could honestly just post every Dear and the Headlights song ever, I think I'll go with something I've been listening to constantly while couch bound.)...more

4 Fun Halloween Costume Ideas

I have six days to come up with a costume before we head to Tallahassee to visit our friends at FSU and go to a Halloween party. In my quest to procrastinate as much as possible when it comes to my internship work, I present to you my costume ideas for Halloween 2011. ...more
When I was in NYC for BlogHer Writers I bought THE Mary Poppins umbrella at the Disney store. ...more

Music Monday: Sweet Talk - Dear and the Headlights

There are a million things I should be doing right now (studying for my finance test tomorrow, catching up on my internship work, eating 46 pizza rolls, etc), but let's have a Music Monday instead! My love for Dear and the Headlights is no secret to anyone who knows me in person. If you've ridden in my car there's a 98% chance one of their songs was on. Since most of you haven't been chauffeured around by me (surprise, surprise) it's time you were educated. ...more
I was so sad to hear Dear and the Headlights had broken up. I had seen them live a couple of ...more