Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So Quotable

I love quotes.  I love it when my friends say hilarious things and I like to remember them.  What better way to do this than by writing things down?  I have what I call the "quote book," where I take down anything funny my friends say.  It serves other purposes as well, such as writing in poems I like, making lists, and placing stickers I want to hold on to.

The notebook itself.  Last names removed to protect the hilarious.

I've been writing down quotes since my freshman year of undergrad (fall of 2007), and it's only just over halfway full! That leaves many pages for more hilarious things to be said.  Here are some of my favorites:

"Ya'll's friendship sucks.  Wait - can I say that?" - Mary, my high school Sunday School teacher.

"I'm so existential.  I'm so I ♥ Huckabees right now." - Jeremiah, a friend from undergrad.

"Orthopedics... I had braces once." - Andrew, my current roommate.

"A comedian was making a job about it on TV and I was like, 'oh my God, I can't spell restaurant.'" - Sasha, a friend from grad school.

"I'm so original when I'm not with you." - Jill, my darling sister.

"I was this close to saying 'make me a sandwich woman.' ...That never works out well for me.  I'm always making my own sandwiches." - Chad, a friend from grad school.

"It's super.  Thanks for asking." - Jaime, a friend from grad school.

"He was like stale dough and now he's risen." - Lisa, a friend from grad school.

"The only thing I don't like about this camera is that I can't play Angry Birds." - Paul, Kevin's father.

"They all have their big ideas, like sparkling vampire! And dystopian bloodsport!" - Kevin, my boyfriend, on fantasy fiction.

Do you and your friends have inside jokes like these?  Do you ever document them?  Or am I just weird?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Linked In

Love Roald Dahl. [via weheartit]

How was your weekend?!  I hope it was filled with sunshine and rainbows.  Here are some links I'm loving.

Super-easy DIY Beaded Necklace from P.S. - I made this.

Stunning art from Meera Sethi's Firangi Rang Barangi series. [via flygirlblog]

Shameless plug for my other blog, Humsick, where I post videos of the songs I have stuck in my head at any given moment.  I've been a bit out of the habit, but I'm working on it!

Adorable glitter cupcake stand DIY from The Sweetest Occassion.  I'd like to spray paint them in fun colors.

So You Think You Can Dance is my favorite summer show, and this was my favorite dance this week - Caitlynn and Mitchell dance a Stacey Tookey contemporary routine to Adele's "Turning Tables."

What looks like the most delicious cookie baked in a cast iron skillet.

Have a great week! I'll let you know what it's like to be working 9 to 5 like a grown up.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Working Girl

Look out, Melanie Griffith - Kelsey's employed!

I start my internship tomorrow at a hospital on Long Island.  After filling out a ton of paperwork and getting a physical (which included having blood drawn - ick), it's official!  I will be the Human Resources Intern; I can't wait to start.  I'll be working with the recruitment team as well as employee education for a year while I finish my MA.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

TOMS: One for One

Some people think they’re ugly, and some people think they’re the best shoes in the entire world.  I am most definitely in the second camp. TOMS Shoes are possibly my favorite footwear.

I got my first pair during my last summer in College Station at Texas A&M.  After coveting my friend Jenna’s for a long time, I finally purchased some of my own.  I got the Ash Canvas Classics:

For Christmas of this year, I got a TOMS giftcard from my mom!  I was really excited about getting another pair, but I was worried about being able to wear them, since it’s so cold in New York.  My solution was to get the Grey Wool Fleck Botas!  They have a faux fur lining and are very warm.

My friend Sasha had a pair of grey TOMS, the right one of which ripped while she was on campus at Hofstra, and the left one of which her dog chewed.  I convinced her to let me have the two bad shoes (she had them replaced, care of Hofstra), and with the help of a patch and an iron, they’re good as new!  Now I have two pairs of grey, but my first pair are practically brown now that I’ve worn them so much.

Can you believe those were once the same color?!

And finally, this summer as a gift to myself for finishing my first year of graduate school, I purchased a pair of Coral Linen Classics.  They’re very light and airy, perfect for the summer!  I’m in love.

This brings my total to four pairs, and all I can think about is getting more, more, more.  I may have a problem.

Image from

TOMS donates one pair of shoes for every pair purchased.  And that’s pretty awesome.  They also now sell sunglasses, and for every pair purchased, they give the gift of SIGHT!  And that’s really awesome.

I think that may be the best part about owning TOMS - knowing that because I wear four pairs, four other people wear a pair as well.

Do you wear TOMS? What kind do you have?

Friday, June 24, 2011


My friend Justin, from Ecology lab in undergrad, introduced me to the world of Mameshiba.  What, you may ask, are Mameshiba?  According to the website:
They're not quite a bean, nor a dog but rather a hybrid of both. They love to appear out of nowhere and offer random bits of trivia whether you asked for it or not...
Take a look for yourself.  Who knows, you may learn something.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

DIY: Yarn Covered Headphones

I found this DIY a while ago on LDC designs, and I finally finished mine!  It's a really easy one to do while you watch So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday and Thursday nights (or your personal equivalent), or while enjoying a lovely summer day on the porch.

Here is my finished product!

I think if I ever do it again, I would try multiple colors, like Lindsay - two yarns put together or multi-colored yarn!  I also really like how hers is fuzzier than mine... maybe I'll go rough it up a little.

Let me know if you do this too, and send me a picture! I'd love to see it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Everything is a Remix from Kirby Ferguson

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Kirby Ferguson just released the third piece of his four-part Everything is a Remix series, a fascinating look into human originality.

[via swissmiss]

How do you feel about remixing?  Any examples you can think of that they didn't mention in these videos?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Google Doodle - Takashi Murakami

Who does't love the Google Doodles?  Did you see the one where it was a guitar you could actually play and record for Les Paul's birthday?  Or the one where a dancer spells out the doodle in honor of Martha Graham's birthday?

Well today's doodle isn't really interactive, but as I'm interested in Japanese culture, it caught my attention.

Today's doodle is in honor of the Summer Solstice, drawn by Takashi Murakami, a contemporary Japanese artist known for blurring the boundaries between low and high art, similar to Andy Warhol in the 60's.  He is known for founding the postmodern "Superflat" movement.

Some of his work that I thought was really cool:

Tan Tan Bo Puking - Takashi Murakami [source]

Tongari-Kun by Takashi Murakami [source]

What do you think of his style?  What about the blurring of high and low art?

#79 - Go to Cape Cod with Kevin

At the end of May, Kevin and I went with his family to Massachusets for his cousin's wedding!  While we were there we got to go to the Cape, and I got to check off another thing on my Day Zero list.  We spent a day in Provincetown, MA and it was delightful.

Crazy house in Provincetown with the coolest art in their yard.

Because we all know Kelsey has an owl obsession...

Pictures from whale watching!  I didn't get any great ones of whales, so you'll have to be satisfied with one of us instead.

I can't wait to knock #78 off the list - Travel with Kevin out of the country!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Linked In

Right now I'm obsessed with all things braids.  via weheartit

Inspired by Sarah Von, links for your viewing pleasure:

Have you heard of Jukesy?  It's a site that uses YouTube and to create genre playlists.  You can pick a genre, anything from 80s to vocal trance, or type in an artist and get a channel.

If you were anything like me in 5th grade, you made more friendship bracelets (and necklaces) than you had arms (or necks)!  Honestly WTF has a great Friendship Bracelet DIY so we can make them again.

If you're into Tarot, or want to see what it's all about, you can get a free reading here.

Have you ever used's mp3 store?  It's really easy to use and very compatible with iTunes, if that is your primary music player.  Give it a try with free downloads!

Bake It in a Cake: the website that makes me wish I hadn't started a diet.

A very informative and hilarious science presentation - Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  (About 10 minutes long, but definitely worth the watch.)

Have a great week, friends!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Hiatus of Sorts

Hi Blogland, remember me?

My last update in October = pretty sad.  I hope to get back into blogging here now that I have the summer on my side.  Some updates on my life here:
  • Finished by first year of grad school AND passed my comprehensive exam
  • Making great progress on my 101 in 1001 list (it will soon be updated on the blog)
  • Started Weight Watchers (and I've already lost 2 pounds!)
  • Bought Harry Potter 7 tickets for the midnight showing on July 14!!
  • Read (and loved) The Hunger Games trilogy
Get excited for more 101 in 1001 posts, as well as things I like. I leave you with a picture taken by that cute little boyfriend of mine on our trip to Connecticut.