• carry on | rainbow rowell
  • keeper of lost cities series | shannon messenger
  • blood of olympus | rick riordan
  • george washington | ron chernow
  • writings | alexander hamilton
  • federalist papers | a.ham and those other guys
aug 8 2017 ∞
sep 13 2017 +
  • loud cab whistle
  • play piano
  • play guitar
  • knit
  • speak french fluently
  • make my own clothes
oct 31 2015 ∞
jan 25 2016 +

morning routine - don't rush

  • get up earlier, an hour or two before you have work
  • do stretches
  • drink tea in bed or outside if nice
  • take time getting ready
    • wear comfortable clothes - no high heels
    • check weather, bring sweater or scarf if chilly
  • get to work ten minutes early (leave at 8 to arrive 8:20)

during the day

  • stretch periodically and move around
  • go for a 20 min walk outside every day, even in the rain
  • bring lunch to work, don't buy
    • make sandwiches
    • buy things to make salad
jan 25 2015 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • only god can draw a perfect circle
  • leave room for the holy spirit
  • girls can't be god or priests, even for pretend
dec 4 2014 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
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  • Saul Leiter
  • Elle Moss
  • Chloe Rice
  • Francesca Woodman
  • Robert Adams
  • Ralph Steiner
  • William Eggleston
sep 28 2014 ∞
sep 22 2015 +
  • silly
  • thoughtful
  • intelligent (capable of putting thoughts together, drawing conclusions, problem solving, talking about more abstract stuff--not necessarily having a large knowledge of trivia/facts/learned info. understands things.)
  • interest in reading any kind of books
  • considerate of others
  • easygoing
  • vulnerable/open
  • can laugh at self
  • lets small things go
  • strength of character--stays true to self and beliefs unapologetically
  • creative/artistic
  • authentic/sincere/honest
  • affectionate
  • unpredictable
  • able to admit when wrong
mar 21 2013 ∞
apr 27 2017 +
  • vain
  • superior/elitist
  • disloyal
  • shallow
  • focused on self
  • close-minded--unwilling to adapt, listen, or alter opinion
  • prone to arguing
  • superficial
  • values status and wealth
  • need to be right/need to win
  • overly concerned with the opinions of other people
  • presumptuous
jun 10 2013 ∞
apr 27 2017 +

like:

  • lipstick
  • room after being vacuumed
  • paint
  • my dog (but only mine)
  • vanilla
  • hot wet pavement, like after rain in summer
  • love spell from victoria's secret
  • pencil shavings
  • oranges
  • new car
  • musty house smell
  • new books
  • old yellowed books, not the ones that smell like dust or mold.
  • ocean
  • sunblock
  • movie theater popcorn
  • freshly cut grass
  • pine
may 10 2013 ∞
jan 25 2015 +
  • a = red
  • b = tangerine
  • c = mint
  • d = magenta
  • e = blue-gray
  • f = pistachio
  • g = steel blue
  • h = maize
  • i = black
  • j = eggplant
  • k = plum
  • l = dark green
  • m = blue
  • n = pumpkin
  • o = white/gray
  • p = light yellow
  • q = cobalt
  • r = byzantium
  • s = yellow
  • t = cobalt
  • u = wisteria
sep 26 2012 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • 0 = white/light gray
  • 1 = black
  • 2 = lemon
  • 3 = tangerine
  • 4 = sky blue
  • 5 = cardinal red
  • 6 = mauve
  • 7 = cobalt
  • 8 = goldenrod
  • 9 = burgundy
aug 22 2012 ∞
nov 22 2016 +

living room

    • anthro frame?
    • target mirror
    • hang photos
    • little end table
    • move ottoman and tray to office
    • order new drawer pulls for tv stand
    • put books away
    • order matching planters
sep 26 2017 ∞
oct 17 2017 +

dining room

    • clean/sand table legs
    • paint legs black
    • replace chandelier sleeves and bulbs when pkg arrives
    • buy cabinet with glass doors
    • buy candle holders
sep 26 2017 ∞
oct 17 2017 +

kitchen

    • egg cups
    • cupcake/muffin pan
    • potato masher
jul 17 2017 ∞
sep 26 2017 +
  • Fruit:
      • Bananas
      • Apple
      • Orange
      • Pears
      • Berries
      • Mango
      • Pineapple
      • Grapes
      • Applesauce
      • dates
      • cherries
      • kiwi
      • dried apricots
  • Veg:
      • Carrots with dressing/dip
      • Cucumber with dressing/dip
feb 6 2017 ∞
apr 11 2017 +

favorite childhood memories

  • summer in cape cod
    • the house (the crunch of someone pulling in or walking up the white stone driveway, the big white globe pendant lamp in the foyer, the alien faces in the knots of the wood paneling, the sticky black leather tufted couch, the tide clock, the layers of vinyl table cloths on the kitchen table (red with white geese), the beige carpets, the red kitchen counter tops)
    • going for bike rides
    • seafood sam's clam strips and ginger ale
    • buck's ice cream, mint chocolate chip, pralines and cream, sitting on the bench staring at the graveyard across the street, june bug landing on C's arm and workers coming to tell her she had a perfect horror movie scream
    • all playing solitaire a the kitchen table...
dec 13 2016 ∞
apr 11 2017 +

recommended animation programs/apps

free animation software

graphic design/animation hardware

nov 18 2016 ∞
nov 23 2016 +
  • "The windows were opened in the walls of my dungeon through which the light of knowledge streamed in." Andrew Carnegie on access to the personal library of Col. James Anderson
  • "And as legend has it, President Azikiwe proclaimed, “Let us now forget our differences.” And Bello countered: “No – let us understand our differences.” Secretary of State John Kerry's Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism in Sokoto, Nigeria
  • "The cypress is the tree’s grief and not / the tree, and it has no shadow because it is / the tree’s shadow" Bassam Hajjar
  • Privacy is fundamental to humanity, says Mr. Ponsoldt. “If you’re being watched, you’re not really free.” wsj article by Geoffrey A. Fowler
may 24 2016 ∞
apr 26 2017 +

to watch

  • spellbound
  • buccaneers
  • rebecca
  • to have and have not
  • key largo
  • double indemnity
  • postman always rings twice
nov 25 2015 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • lord byron
  • the romanovs (esp sisters)
  • the gunpowder plot
  • the glorious revolution
  • the dawn of the film industry (20s + 30s)
  • the sixties (music&rebellion)
  • american revolution / birth of america
  • alexander hamilton
oct 13 2015 ∞
apr 11 2017 +

things i want in a job

  • flexible hours
  • project/task based
  • peaceful/inspiring location
  • creative in some way (problem solving, design, etc.)
  • peers -- people my age with similar interests
  • a boss who is open-minded, understanding, and embraces innovation
  • stability/some degree of consistency
  • something that helps people or makes life easier/better for people in some way

don't want in a job

  • customer service
  • required to constantly justify my own work
  • assessment
  • having to conform to or represent the ideals of the employer or feeling pressure t...
may 12 2015 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • saying "mmhmm" instead of "your welcome"
  • continuing to waste time doing stuff you don't really want to because you're too lazy/tired to get up and leave
  • playing quizup and going on pinterest instead of doing productive things like learning an instrument or knitting or writing or drawing.
  • living in the past
  • doing nothing
  • being dumb
  • not doing things you are supposed to do like practice instruments
  • waiting on buying expensive things you really want/(sort of)need because it's a lot of money and then going and buying a bunch of clothes at the mall
  • buying lunch everyday. serious waste of money. $5-17 per day = about $30 a week = about $120 a month on lunch.
feb 24 2015 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • Sleepy by Anton Chekhov
  • Dark They Were and Golden Eyed by Ray Bradbury
  • Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Charlie Shirley Jackson
sep 4 2014 ∞
nov 22 2016 +

to do in summer

  • ice cream on the farm with the cow smell and the baby goats
  • warmth
  • sitting out in the sun
  • not having to wear five shirts and a sweater and a coat every day
  • flip flops
  • iced chai from starbucks
  • cape cod
  • horseback riding
  • driving home in the light/driving with the windows down
  • waking up to birds chirping
  • the hum of our attic fan
  • green planty things
  • smell of cut grass
  • BBQs
  • sense of freedom
mar 10 2013 ∞
nov 22 2016 +

to do in fall

  • eat apple cider donuts from farm
  • go horse back riding as many weekends as possible
    • beginning after riding helmet arrives in mail
  • make pumpkin pie and eat it outside in the crackly fall wind
  • drink hot cider
  • carve both literary and televisory jack-o-lanterns
  • go hiking through the woods
  • go camping?
  • write scary stories
  • draw pictures of old houses and tombstones
  • watch the old favorites
    • Hocus Pocus
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas
sep 24 2012 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • get a good night's sleep
  • eat healthy: vegetables, fruits, chocolate (probably)
  • exercise
  • get sun
  • spend time with nature. go for walks. sit outside near some trees.
  • do deep breathing or yoga
  • engage in an absorbing activity (drawing, reading, watching movies/tv, playing video games)
    • movies. movies always make everything better.
  • laugh. with friends or at a comedy (books, movies, tv)
  • write down concerns and anxieties
  • avoid situations that cause stress, when possible
  • vitamins (magnesium + B)
  • cardio
aug 8 2012 ∞
nov 22 2016 +

outdoor stuff to get done

backyard

        • edge rhody bed & mulch
        • seed around bed
        • mulch back bed
        • add 2 hydrangea to back bed?
        • seed yard back and right edge

front yard

        • clean porch railings & steps
        • sand railings
        • paint railings and side board
        • remove last 2 stumps (d)
        • reframe lattice on left (d)
        • prune trees next to porch
oct 6 2017 ∞
nov 16 2017 +

to read

  • the time machine | h.g. wells
  • handmaid's tale | margaret atwood
  • the bell jar | sylvia plath
aug 11 2017 ∞
sep 26 2017 +
  • double indemnity
  • gilda
  • the shiek
  • keylargo
  • leave her to heaven
  • blue velvet
  • laura
  • postman always rings twice
jul 31 2017 ∞
aug 11 2017 +

Things to Do This Year

  • see Amelie
  • see Anastasia and go to Russian Tea Room
  • move out
  • finish writing a novel
  • submit one or more short stories to publications or contests
  • complete first 2 semesters of grad school

Next Year

  • visit the Library of Congress
jan 12 2017 ∞
nov 16 2017 +

new year resolutions

  • plan less, act more (take small risks)
  • stop impulsive spending, buy only what is necessary (occasional planned indulgences)
  • write more -- once a day, if only a sentence
  • be more mindful and avoid giving in to frivolous time-wasting activities. live with intention.
jan 3 2017 ∞
jan 3 2017 +

inspirational ladies

  • emma watson
  • michelle obama
  • eliza hamilton
  • mildren wirt benson
  • harriet stratemeyer
  • joan aiken
  • jk rowling

inspirational fictional ladies

  • hermione granger
  • annabeth chase
  • sarah crewe
  • dido twite
  • sally lockhart
  • nancy drew
  • minerva mcgonagall
nov 22 2016 ∞
mar 23 2017 +

redbubble

  • set up payment method
  • upload banner
  • create better banner?
  • create avatar
  • write profile
  • list images
  • edit ghost tile to have transparent bg and upload to rb

instagram

  • use same avatar as redbubble
  • post some pics
nov 18 2016 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • creepy mermaid
  • portrait of bran with red bg
  • deer with new paint
  • fox with new paint
dec 4 2015 ∞
dec 4 2015 +

celebrities:

  • emma watson
  • clemence poesy
  • olsen twins
  • kiernan shipka
  • lynn gunn
  • keira knightly
  • carey mulligan
  • hayley mills
  • audrey hepburn
  • elle fanning
  • kate middleton
  • miroslava duma

characters:

  • cassie ainsworth
  • effie stonem
  • sarah manning
  • jessica jones
  • nancy drew (50s)
sep 25 2015 ∞
may 26 2016 +

halloween if i was dressing up

  • westley from princess bride
    • black leather leggings, flowy black shirt, black scarf/mask, black riding boots, sword
    • extra: shoulder of shirt ripped w. ROUS bite underneath
  • the dude
    • patterned pants, pink bath robe, jelly shoes, white russian
  • annabeth from percy jackson
    • camp halfblood shirt, jeans, hiking boots, ponytail, yankee's cap, owl earrings, necklace of beads from camp, dagger
  • veronica from Heathers
    • blue blazer w/ shoulder pads, red scrunchie, monocle. soot?
oct 26 2014 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • do not consider at all whether or not your behavior will make people like/dislike you. it is not your concern what others think of you.
  • follow your interests
  • avoid people and situations that make you uncomfortable, angry, irritated, or unhappy. if you can extract yourself from these situations, then don't hesitate to do so.
  • take control. you can.
  • take time. you can.
  • avoid negative thoughts.
  • be honest.
  • set boundaries and maintain them
  • pay attention to what you want. don't compromise unless absolutely necessary.
mar 21 2013 ∞
nov 22 2016 +
  • introverted
  • 1% of population (rare)
  • complex
  • internally intuitive and spontaneous
  • need systematic order in external world
  • likely to have messy desk (i have two messy desks, but they're organized messes)
  • have insight into people and situations
  • private, secretive, hold back parts of themselves and are therefore often difficult to understand
  • warm with select few
  • internalize conflict, which drives them to agitation or anger
  • stubborn, often ignore other people's opinions
  • perfectionist, always looking to grow and improve
  • strong value system that they apply to themselves and to others
  • generally laid back except when it comes ...
aug 3 2012 ∞
nov 22 2016 +

to relax:

  • walk in woods
  • drink tea (black with milk and sugar or chamomile with lemon and honey)
  • draw (without expectations)
  • read an old familiar book
  • play a song you know over and over on piano
  • play with dog
  • avoiding irritating situations
  • listen to music
oct 22 2012 ∞
nov 22 2016 +