September To Do List
Join a spin class Read/write/research Practice Spanish Color hair Invest in new eyeshadow Indulge in the new season of HIMYM Design new website Go to Thursday night youth service Get on a “regular” sleeping schedule Smile, be appreciative
Playlist: Songs that pick me up
Crocodile Rock by Elton John Judy in Disguise by John Fred and His Playboy Band Kodachrome by Paul Simon I Wanna Hold Your Hand by The Beatles Cat and Mouse by Nikki & Rich Heartbeats covered by Jose Gonzalez Maniac by Michael Sembello Valerie by Amy Winehouse How Will I Know by Whitney Houston Rich Girl by Hall & Oates
Purchases That Don't Give Me Buyer's Remorse
Trips to the theater Large salads Flowers Brown or nude colored shoes Coffee and lately iced tea Books Rare jewelry Sending mail, the old fashion way A color and cut Random “I saw this and thought of you” gifts
Goals for summer 2012
Enjoy my family Ride my dad’s Harley Jog and make breakfast every morning Successfully ride a bicycle (lolz) Find an apartment + job in Savannah Watch more films Visit a beach Enjoy my family Survive a summer job as an assistant + nanny for a doctor (I start May 14) Save money Downsize: donate clothes, shoes and other goods
Everything I Once Had by The Honorary Title The Scientist by Coldplay Mr Postman by the Marvelettes If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman For Emma by Bon Iver You Really Got a Hold On Me by She and Him So Sorry by Feist Maybe Tomorrow by Stereophonics Title and Registration by Death Cab for Cutie Can’t Sleep by Azure Ray
goals for the new year
be half an hour early/ be punctual write and read more be positive/ love greater hold myself accountable develop and prosper in healthy relationships exercise/ eat well/ get toned be wise with money/ save travel whenever possible don’t settle enjoy my last semester as an undergrad
Sunday Playlist: Down in the Library
“Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver “Video Games” by Lana del Rey “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers “Pull My Heart Away” by Jack Peñate “She’s Got You High” by Mumm-Ra “Dead Man’s Will” by Calexico and Iron & Wine “Heartbeats” by The Knife “Baby, Please Come Home” by Death Cab for Cutie “Sundress” by Ben Kweller
I'm thankful for - these folks:
The girl in the cafe who doesn’t charge for chicken in my salad The man who starts making my omelets in the morning even before I pay My bosses and coworkers for simply being amazing and fun to work with The CAs for being like second family and always extending a hand The residents who come to my floor events or show support My sister who is literally heaven sent The friend who...
Things I like
rainy days flower shops autobiographies British bands animals sleeping in minimalism breakfast for dinner languages making and sending postcards
Saturday Night playlist - 11/12
Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks Night Fever by the Bee Gees Brass in Pockets by The Pretenders Keep it Coming Love by KC & the Sunshine Band Too Young by Phoenix Animal by Miike Snow Nighttiming by Coconut Records Give me the Night by George Benson Private Eyes by Hall and Oates Don’t Turn the Light On by Chromeo
New and Classic Drinks for the Holidays
Peppermint Patty Classic Hot Cocoa Tom and Jerry Espresso Martini White Russian Toasted Macaroon Grandma’s Hot Chocolate (must be the real deal- my grandma makes this every Christmas and New Year’s Eve) Homemade Eggnog Italian Fruit Punch New Year’s Sparkler
Things to do on a weekend with your best friend-...
vent about everything and everyone have drinks and analyze couples on the dance floor attempt to meet up with an old friend before 2 a.m. reconnect with your light rail friend Jeffery- he always has something good to share stay up till sunrise doing scarf tutorials and talking about old lovers share baking and cooking advice first thing in the morning eat leftover pizza and judge Miss...
Celebrity couples I was sad to see breakup
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy Reese Whiterspoon and Ryan Phillippe Drew Barrymore and Justin Long Jenny Lewis and Jake Gyllenhaal
Birthday Weekend: Hello Twenty-two
Hamburgers + Milkshakes at Hudson’s Hang out in the airport and indulge in Mad Men Wine + macaroons Spend time with Mom and Jessica at their schools Morning jogs around my favorite part of the neighborhood Reunion with Nicolette Family time- church, movies, Grandma’s Bake Winter coat hunting Something good
Personal things on my mind
Woah, I love John Mayer. I wonder if he’s really an ass. I feel like a cat lady without cats, which makes me super lame. Things have been tense in the world. Only God knows. Still undecided about post graduation… grad school? runaway? People don’t seem to like me… I always feel like the fly on the wall. Bonnie and Clyde on Netflix! That’s the 60s movie of the...
A Fashionista's Book List
The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour by Rachel Zoe and Rose Apodaca Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style by Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between by Victoria Beckham Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty, and...
Tuesday Playlist 7/26- up in the office
“Little Lies”- Fleetwood Mac “Private Eyes”- Hall and Oates “Maggie May”- Rod Stewart “I Can’t Get Enough”- Rooney “Warwick Avenue”- Duffy “Beast of Burden”- The Rolling Stones “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”- Looking Glass “Eat That Up, It’s Good For You”- Two Door Cinema...
peanut butter and jelly on toast cupcakes and coffee yogurt brown sugar oatmeal with almonds nutella + bananas on pretty much anything avocado + salsa on toast baby carrots and green tea waffles and almond butter granny smith apples espresso brownies
Things I did on Friday 7/22
Worked 9ish to 5ish Got saved by a web developer/ techie Had Jimmy John’s for lunch Sneaked out of the office for a break; ended up coming home to watch my guilty pleasure show: Had sushi for dinner Went to a pub, listened to an Irish band Ventured to Tempe Had an adventure with Mercedes: ice cream, club, bar, next, ok next… home. Now: experiencing summer insomnia
Favorite John Mayer Songs
Half Of My Heart Your Body is a Wonderland Vultures Daughters Gravity No Such Thing I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You) Not Myself Free Fallin’ (cover) Heartbreak Warfare
Book: The Great Gatsby Color: Coral Flower: Daisy Ice cream flavor: Coconut Movie: Almost Famous Pastime: trying to dance Scent: “Daisy”- Marc Jacobs Song: “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John Snack: peanut butter & jelly sandwich with a cup of coffee Time of day: early morning, right before the sun peeks in
Things I'm bad at but working to improve
Deadlines Relationships Hand shakes because my hands are small, you end up gripping only my fingers Math Taking showers Driving, which brings me to… Navigation Taking exams Returning phone calls, replying to text messages. More generally, getting back to people. Making up my mind… I think?
Celebrities whose closets I'd like to invade
Nicole Richie Olivia Palermo Zooey Deschanel Emma Watson Mary-Kate Olsen Rachel Bilson Taylor Swift Kourtney Kardashian Natalie Portman Carey Mulligan
Favorite Dance Movies
Black Swan (2010) Chicago (2002) Save the Last Dance (2001) Bring it On (2000) Center Stage (2000) Dirty Dancing (1987) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1985) Flashdance (1983) Grease (1978) Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Fictional places I wish existed
Whoville (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) Fantasia (The NeverEnding Story) Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Halloweentown Beast’s Castle (Beauty and the Beast) The Peach Pit (Beverly Hills 90210) Other Realm (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) Candyland Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia)
If I ever have children, I will name them...
Madeline Luke Alexander Nikolai Caroline Elizabeth Austen (girl) Charlotte Vera Kennedy (girl)
Favorite Spring Break 2011 Sayings/Quotes
“By the looks of his beard, we’re pretty close.” “My wristband smells like puke.” ”This is like Disney World for adults.” “Awe yeah [insert word] awe yeah” At our intimate TGIFridays dinner, when [I] told the waitress about the coffee, “If you don’t have any, that’s ok, I’ll just get THIS GUY to make it! (points...
Ways to relieve stress
Workout/dance/go for a jog Put it into words Cup of tea then wine, then some more Listen to Taylor Swift Clean Trip to the store Ice cream + Gilmore Girls Read fiction Decorate/ paint/ make something Bake cupcakes
Things I love and should be doing
Every so often when I’m at my peak of feeling stressed, I stop and question why I enjoy putting myself under such circumstances. In kindergarten I won an award for a short story I wrote for the Martin Luther King holiday. The contest was to write about how you would unite people of different color in the community. I remember vividly sitting with my teacher Ms. Calderon at a round table as...
Presidents I enjoy reading about
George Washington (1789-97) Thomas Jefferson (1801-09) Andrew Jackson (1829-37) James K. Polk (1845-49) Abraham Lincoln (1861-65) Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09) Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-45) Dwight Eisenhower (1953-61) John F. Kennedy (1961-63) Richard Nixon (1969- 1974
Simple things that make me happy
PB&J sandwiches + coffee Hello Kitty airports- traveling love songs from the 60s (currently listening to “I Will Follow Him” by Little Peggy March) owl decor literature- getting lost in characters making to-do lists then crossing out items window cats dancing + working out matryoshkas
Favorite Television Couples (past and present)
Mr. Big and Carrie (Sex and the City) Cam and Mitch (Modern Family) Corey and Topanga (Boy Meets World) Harvey and Sabrina (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) Michael and Holly (The Office) Alex and Ellen (Family Ties) Ross and Rachel (Friends) Red and Kitty (That 70’s Show) Dylan and Brenda (Beverly Hills 90210) Luke and Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)
A few of my favorite romantic films (so many more)
When Harry Met Sally The Way We Were Sleepless in Seattle Modern Times Forrest Gump Love Actually Wall•E My Best Friend’s Wedding Wicker Park Say Anything
Will Work for These Shoes
Betsey Johnson Gold Bar Wedges Marc by Marc Jacobs Clockblock Sandals Kimichi Blue Suede pumps in coral Steve Madden Ranchh boots in brown Rockie black leather wooden heeled sandals Taupe French Sole ballet pumps by Jane Winkworth Alexander Wang raven cutout textured leather boots Marc Jacobs satin ballerina flats Jimmy Choo morse pumps in pink Franklin Cork platforms by...
Petite Women Who Inspire Me to Workout
Eva Longoria Kourtney Kardashian Nicole Richie Shakira Tracy Anderson Jessica Simpson Natalie Portman Salma Hayek Hilary Duff Kelly Ripa
Things I did to get in trouble as a young girl
Steal $100 from my dad’s wallet to buy my cousin’s pizza and candy- 4 yrs old Forge my best friend’s mom’s signature to excuse her from ballet practice- 10 yrs old Cuss at a boy on the school bus. I don’t remember the words but he repeated them to his teacher the next day. She said I had “the mouth of a sailor”- 8 yrs old Carve my name on the back of...
Latest Guilty Pleasure Songs on my Playlist
“Pretty Boy Swag”- Soulja Boy “I Will Always Love You”- Whitney Houston “All My Life”- KC and Jojo “Back to December”- Taylor Swift “Free Fallin’”- John Mayer “What’s My Name?”- Rihanna ft. Drake “Do You Believe in Love?”- Huey Lewis and The News “Uptown Girl”- Billy Joel ...
Uh Oh's of 2010
Letting a stranger bleach and chop my hair Eating Chanel’s doggy buscuit first thing in the morning Booking a flight FROM El Paso TO Phoenix the weekened of my sister’s graduation (should have been reversed) Oversleeping on review day in Russian Throwing kitty litter down the toilet: clogged toilet for 3 days Using soap water for baking: soapy cupacakes down the drain ...
Goals for 2011
Be adventurous- travel, say “yes”, stop making excuses Read/ write more- keep info. going in and out Love my body- workout, tone, eat healthier Save money- for traveling and other future expenses Fall in love Take more pictures- create photo albums and prints to frame Volunteer more- pledges/ drives, tutoring… any shape or form Complete projects- no more “to be...
ELLE Glamour Vogue Teen Vogue NYLON Cosmopolitan Spin New Times Fitness Harper’s Bazaar
Reasons I'd like/need a boyfriend
I like to dance Someone to send love mail to A +1 for special occasions So my handmade gifts will have an owner An excuse to get “dolled up” So that I can practice my baking skills without being the judge Too many sentences that begin with “I” and should be “we” A travel buddy Dinner + movies nights An excuse to look at men’s clothes and...
Goals for winter break
Work on toning my body Read for women’s history Watch Gilmore Girls Clean and organize hard drive Detox Get crazy with Jessica Have a reunion with my long lost girl friends in El Paso Decide on a set of wheels Relax- watch movies, drink wine Donate clothes/shoes
Favorite Holiday Films
A Christmas Story… it’s not Christmas without the marathon Love Actually The Holiday Jingle All the Way Home Alone/ 2 A Charlie Brown Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas Mickey’s Christmas Carol Gremlins Elf
What I'm Thankful For
Reliable and all around wonderful friends Past adventures and opportunities in Arizona and the Cronkite School Parents are still together Good job with fun coworkers An older sister who loves me Helpful strangers Good health Feet Being able to afford decent meals, pay rent, school, and all around basic needs Happiness- Cheesy but I haven’t cried in a while so all signs are good....
2010 Christmas Wish List
Yankee candles in coconut, vanilla and pumpkin scent Rosetta Stone: Russian Gift card to any grocery/department store Blackberry Massage Beverly Hills 90210 (90’s) on DVD Hot chocolate and a candy cane Wheels- I like walking but I could really use a car out here Gold chain wrist watch School supplies- binder, paper, pens
One Word Things I Enjoy
Coffee Airports Tuesdays Coconut Craig Boots Accents Baking Sarcasm Literature
Things I haven't gotten around to doing but I...
Project 3 for videography Laundry Unpacking from my week of doggy sitting Calling my parents to have a decent conversation- one that doesn’t include me saying “yeah” after every comment or question Buying a ticket to see Elton John in concert- that is about to change! Putting together an outfit for Halloween Organizing a group for the ghost tour Deciding what I want to...
Things I'm looking forward to
Doggy sitting in Scottsdale for the week Halloween in El Paso, Texas Catching up on sleep this weekend The spirit of the season- football, Halloween, and cooler temps. Dinner and Breakfast at Tiffany’s night with Anna Clean clothes Using all my new Marc Jacobs swag Celebrating my grandpa’s 70th birthday Turning 21 on 10/10/10 Mailing daisy “thank you” cards
Things I'd like for my birthday
A new pair of brown shoes Hello Kitty coconut cupcakes with sparklers for candles Dinner with my family, especially my grandparents Marc Jacobs purse/ wallet Jake Ryan A sweater/ jacket Polaroid film Someone to fill my fridge and pantry with food Robert Schwartzman to wish me a happy birthday A bottle of wine, surprise me
Past and Present "Titles"
Clothes recovery associate at Macy’s Front desk clerk at the Diablo Performance and Rec. Center at Arizona State University- West campus Chick Fil-A food sampler Shoe sales merchandiser at Sears Community Assistant at Taylor Place Residence Hall Babysitter to four boys (ages 6, 5, 3, and 1) Student desk assistant at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Office Assistant...