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Today the sun was finally able to break through the clouds and shine on us after more than a week of drear.

It was starting to get to all of us, but especially Roomio.  He must’ve voiced his dislike at least 10 times a days.  Grey day after grey day after grey day must mess with his head.

I wanted to take Chico to the dog park yesterday, but it was raining and there’s nothing worse than a cold, muddy and angry Chihuahua.

Yesterday, I also had tickets to the Braves game but the weather forecast was so bad, my friend and I decided to skip it.  Well, doncha know it, the rain stopped in just enough time for the Braves to play then started up again.  ‘sigh’

This is Ms. Scoutie Poo.  She was all up in my business while I was taking pictures, so she got to join.  Notice she only has one bow barely hanging on because the rest of the dogs (not Chico) pulled the other one out.

Chico and Scout helping out.  So cute!

So, after doing a little more research, the end of the world is supposed to happen between April 1 and May 21, 2011.  That means the world might end tomorrow, so make today count, everyone.  Like you never have before.

Tee: Old Navy
Jeans: Skinny Tommy Hilfiger
Sweater: Gentle Fawn sold at Modcloth
Necklace: vintage thrifted
Shoes: Minnetonka

 

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Have you seen this?

A Chico sized giraffe!  Cutest.  Thing.  Ever.

A friend and I were discussing what we want as Chico sized animals.  I said an elephant named Ellie (short for Eleanor the Elephant).  And she and Chico will be BFFs and play and play and have such a good time!  My brother pointed out that Ellie might spray water everywhere and I assured him she will only be allowed water in the kitchen with the gate up.  Problem solved.

My friend wants a Chico sized hippo.  I told him hippos are mean and like to bite and he said he will train his to be sweet.  We’ll see.

Also discussed, elephant sized Koala bear.  The only conclusion to this is terrifying.

 

I decided to changed the name of this from Shit I Wore to Pretty Pictures.  Shit I Wore is a little abrasive and I don’t want to be abrasive. ‘sigh’  And, hopefully the pictures will be pretty.  I kind of have fun taking them and editing them, even if one of the neighbors in my building catches me every time and I get embarrassed.

I’ve been having a really tough few weeks.  It’s made me feel better to have a reason to put a fun outfit together and take pictures and do my make up (even though I forgot to take my sunglasses off in these pictures).  I love fashion and clothes and styling and makeup and doing my hair–all of those girly things.  I’ve done a lot of laying around and crying for no reason and feeling all depressed; it makes me forget how much better I feel when I spiff myself up a bit.

I went to my parents’ house for the past few days and this morning I decided today was going to be a good day.  Even if I feel down, I don’t have to let it take over.  I’m reading this great book, Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, and it talks about the importance of pausing.  So, I’m pausing today and making my face smile even if my heart hurts and it’s helping :)

Have a great Monday!

Sunglasses: Random dude on Canal Street in NY
Necklace: Etsy from 6 years ago
Shirt: Tulle
Pants: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Cherry Bomb, Little 5 Points Atlanta, Ga

A few days ago I had the pleasure of visiting Macon for the infamous Cherry Blossom Festival.  I say infamous because I’ve been hearing about it my whole life.  Literally.  My family is from Macon and my mom told my brother and me about it every year, but we never went because it was either my brother’s birthday or we had school…usually both.

So, you can tell this was an exciting event for me.  Especially because, the way Macon acts, you’d have thought Cherry Trees are somehow related to all of them and not Japanese transports.  Like the Cherry Trees saved their lives their first winter as settlers.

There were tons of awesome, nostalgic things to see.

As pretty as the ferris wheel was, there is no way I could get on it.  I’m terrified of heights and the last time I thought I could get on a ferris wheel was 6 1/2 years ago.  As soon as it started moving I started shaking and the shaking didn’t stop for several hours.

I love this outfit and just had to have a picture.  Look at that hat, where does one even go about getting one of those?!

Chico made a friend.  Look at that smile.  He’s so adorable!  I just love him so much.

Chico and I have been riding in the car a lot together lately.  We’ve been visiting people and going to the dog park and having play dates.  We even drove an hour south of the city to Macon (where I found out my precious has a pneumonia) and went to the Cherry Blossom Festival, which was quite a riot (more about that later).

(can I just say, best picture ever?  Seriously)

We have these lovely things in the metro Atlanta area called High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, you know, because we have some of the worst traffic in the country.  And, if you have more than one person in the vehicle, you’re allowed in the lane.  These lanes are generally awesome because they are faster and less trafficky.  I’m fine with these rules.  You’re carpooling and therefore, most likely, keeping one more car’s toxic gases out of the air.  Yay for you!

But, mothers are also allowed to use the lanes.  With children in the car.  Children who are under the legal driving age.  So, they’re not keeping another car off the road.  They’re just clogging up the fast lane.  And, I think, if these mothers are allowed to drive in this lane, going slower than the general flow of traffic because there is a baby in the car then I should be allowed to drive in it with Chico in the car.  He keeps just as many emissions off the roads as a child under 16.

The benefits of this are that I will go faster than the general flow of traffic, flash my lights at the slow mothers and, the best thing of all is I will get where I need to go more quickly.  Everyone wins! (Duh)

I planned on having more Shit I Wore posts, but then school started and life got insane and taking and editing pictures seemed like something I couldn’t handle.  So–I learned how to edit the pictures more quickly in school and hopefully there will be more.

Dress: Final Touch via Modcloth
Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory
Tattoo: Danielle D @ Only You Tattoo
Red Flat Jelly Shoes: Target

 

 

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Ya’ll, I love TV.  I have it on all the time.  Seriously, all the time.  I like the house filled with voices and I have such a short attention span that I need to have more than one thing to pay attention to at a time.  And since I knit all the time and more recently, working on school projects non stop, having the TV on makes both activities less boring.  Like, it’s hard for me to watch foreign films (even though I love them) because I can’t knit and read.  I’ve tried and it just doesn’t work.

Since I moved and because I’m now a full time student living on a loan, I decided cable is probably an expense I can do without (Comcast, you’re the devil).  The first week was fine.  The second week a little hard.  The third and fourth weeks, even harder and then something amazing happened–I got over it.  I don’t really miss cable or even think about it that much.  I still have TV, but limited channels and those work fine for me, mostly because I can watch the Today Show and Dr. Phil (gotta get my Phil at 5).  I must admit that I have Netflix streaming into the television through my Wii, so even though there isn’t any cable, there is still movie watching.  But, I have my TV in my room (I’ve had a TV in my room since I turned 12) and it isn’t plugged in and I’m not sure I want it plugged in.  It’s just sitting there on my dresser taking up a lot of space.

Alas, I’m visiting family (Roomio is holding down the fort) and they have cable.  And Sunday morning Law & Order is on.  I really miss vintage Sunday morning L&O.  I forgot how much I love watching it for hours and hours and knitting and reading blogs.  I think I just need a L&O channel on the free channels and then my life will be complete.

On a break from school and the weather is changing from cold to amazing.  All of the flowers are blooming and it’s absolutely beautiful here in Atlanta.

So, Chico and I headed out to Park Grounds, an awesome coffee shop/dog park near our house.  He is having a wonderful time.  He keeps running up to me with a huge smile.  It’s adorable!

And, now that school’s out, I have time to catch up on my favorite blogs.  Glorious!  I’ve missed you guys!!

It was a tough one and I thought I was going to have a nervous break down last week, but I survived my first quarter of art school! You know, I thought I’d worked hard before and I thought I’d been stressed before, I mean, I went to graduate school for Rhetoric and Composition, but I had NO idea.  Then, on top of all that, we had to get up in front of a panel and discuss our projects while industry people and our professors told us what they liked and didn’t like about them and what was done right and wrong.  Intense. (P.S.–I feel mine went really well)

Last week, I spent almost every waking hour at the school working on things.  So, did several of my new friends/classmates.  Around Thursday we were all so tired and sick of looking at our projects that there was a whole lot of sleepy, maniacal laughter and a lot less working.  Oh yeah, there was also a good of making fun of each other.  I took advantage of everyone’s weak moments and took pictures with my web cam.

As you can see, people are super pleased I’m taking pictures.  I wore my little green bow with the skull on it to reflect my mood.  And a skull scarf.  Maybe too many skulls?

 

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