Wednesday, August 31, 2011

List Wednesday: What's In My Bag?

List Wednesday is a new series of personal lists. The idea stems from Listography, a website and book series that you can use to keep any lists you could possibly want!

Take a peek inside my purse!

Purse from Fossil

1. Ladies Emergency Kit - a bridesmaid gift from my friend Jenna
2. Burt's Bees Chapstick - this one is pomegranate flavored
3. iPod Classic - a high school graduation gift from my father, still works great!
4. Phone - Samsung Impression
5. Kindle - my favorite toy!
6. Liberty of London for Target wallet - tri-fold
7. Wayfarer Sunglasses - in tortoiseshell (I can't remember where I got them)
8. Camera - Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
9. Keys - with a cute Poketo owl keychain from Target

And as a bonus, here's an outtake from the purse photo shoot, courtesy of Kyle Field:

What's in your bag?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Linked In: Women's Issues Edition

Sexuality and gender are two topics that I'm very passionate about.  Here, some links I've found recently covering topics in said realm.

"NY Times to YA Publishing: Stop Being So Girly" - an excellent article on The Mary Sue in response to Robert Lipsyte's "Boys and Reading: Is There Any Hope?"

From Jezebel: "New Children's Book Encourages Young Girls to Diet." - This book has been floating around the blogosphere a lot lately.  Please educate yourself on how to promote positive body image in young girls.

On victim blaming - from Fbomb: "What Is Rape Culture?" and from Teenagerie: "A 'Don't Get Raped' Campaign (maybe) Reduces Rapes; A 'Don't Rape' Campaign Reduces Rapists."

Hilarious: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Pooping During Childbirth."

Video: Ritchard Ludlow on being a male feminist. [via Fbomb]

A long, but relevant article from Etsy, The Tyranny of Trends. [via Adored Austin]

What do you think? Any articles you've come across recently?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bad Lip Reading

I'm pretty sure the next big YouTube sensation is a group called Bad Lip-Reading, who take videos from various artists, read their lips, and create new (sometimes even better) songs with the lyrics!  Here are some of my favorites:

[via The Frisky]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

List Wednesday: Places I've Lived

The Kappa House at A&M

List Wednesday is a new series of personal lists. The idea stems from Listography, a website and book series that you can use to keep any lists you could possibly want!
  1. Mom's House - Pink brick house in a Texas suburb. Wood floors, canal in the backyard, crepe myrtles.
  2. Dad's House - Red brick house in another Texas suburb. Old swing set in the backyard we rarely ever used.
  3. Commons Dorms at Texas A&M - Central campus dorms, food downstairs, cinderblock walls and a suite-style bathroom.
  4. Kappa House - Four girls living in a very small room, sharing a bathroom with four more. Weekday meals prepared by a kitchen staff, no windows in the room = lots of sleeping in.
  5. Horseback House - A brand new house for the summer with two female roommates and a live-in boyfriend. Large black lab that left hair all over the couch, pond in the backyard.
  6. College Station Apartment - Typical college apartments, two bedroom, fully furnished
  7. Queens Apartment - Two bedroom, relatively affordable, same live-in boyfriend and one more male roommate. Wood floors, pristine off-white walls, huge patio.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

List Wednesday: Favorite Books

List Wednesday is a new series of personal lists. The idea stems from Listography, a website and book series that you can use to keep any lists you could possibly want!

  1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  4. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  7. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
I realize that my favorite book choices make me look like a 15-year-old girl. But I can't help what I love!

What are your favorite books?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Texas, Our Texas

As I mentioned before, I just spent a week back home in Dallas, Texas. It was such a wonderful trip! I got to see a lot of old friends and ate a lot of good food. I got my Chick-fil-a and Sonic fixes, and had a lot of frozen yogurt. And tacos. Many tacos. Plus my mom made lots of yummy things to eat, as well. (Can you tell I love food?)

I did not do a very good job of taking pictures, though. Here are a few from my week:

With Courtney and Sarah at Tappy's Yogurt

At Daddy's, on his two computers

Lunch with Mom (and Dante): Turkey, Apple, and Brie Wraps

A visit to Jenelle's house with Courtney

I also got to play with my Dad's iPad 2! I took several photos of myself with it. I'm so vain, I know.

What do you do when you go home? What foods do you like to eat? What people do you like to see?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Linked In

Texas friends! Courtney, me, and Jenelle. Can you tell it's over 100 degrees?

Hi friends! I apologize for the brief absence on the blog. I went home to Texas last week! It was a marvelous trip, and I'm hoping to do a blog post about it soon. This week, however, I only have some links for you. Back to content soon.

Sarah Von had a great post promoting self-love last week you should really check out!

Have you ever looked at The Best of Craigslist?  This is a very entertaining ad for a cello.  If I lived in Los Angeles, I would totaly get it.  [Thanks, Jaime!]

The most ridiculous advertising campaign since, well, ever. [via The Mary Sue]

Have you heard of Caffenol? I may be a little late to the party, but it's a way to develop film at home with coffee and vitamin C!

Cute DIY for making Tiny Polaroid Magnets from Ambrosia Girl.

Oh man. Neopolitan Gooey Cake Bars from Picky Palate. If only I weren't on a diet...

And for your viewing pleasure, if Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were a teen comedy. [Thewlis Rox, via Kevin]