Thursday, August 30, 2012

not quite sure what i'm anchoring down, but i'm all for it.

it was only recently that i learned all that i know about football.  my very shallow knowledge stems from powder puff football in high school, in which i played quarterback - all because my brother forced a perfect spiral upon me in my early life (i'm convinced he was bitter that he was the only male sibling in the family).  the rest of my knowledge stems from the incessant murmur of ESPN that was present in my house.  i can recognize any name of any sports star like the best of 'em - i just can't really tell you what they did.  but that doesn't matter, right?

i'm also really good at jumping on bandwagons, like supporting our football team. especially when it involves tailgating in the rain beforehand & cute old people keeping the crowd in order {see last picture}.

anchor down, y'all.

"remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life."
- aurelius 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

cozy (x2).

twinkle lights are my fave.  i hate the harsh glare of the florescent dorm lighting, and rarely, if ever, turn them on.  i was notorious at home for not even realizing i was sitting in the dark doing homework as the sun went down. i would hate it when my mom flipped the lights on, coloring everything in a bright, blinding glow. i was really annoying.

these lights reminded me of christmas.... and then holidays, and then thanksgiving, and then fall, and then the fact that it's almost SEPTEMBER. as much as this summer has flown by, i cannot wait for my most favorite season EVER. a list of things i'm excited to do this fall. you should join me.

did i mention i love a good list?
  1. bake pumpkin bread
  2. dress in fall layers
  3. go apple picking
  4. go to a pumpkin patch
  5. carve said pumpkin
  6. dress up for halloween (is this the last acceptable year to do that...? like, legitimately do that?)
  7. drink apple cider
  8. obnoxiously jump in the leaves 
  9. buy cinnamon smelling candles (i'm obsessed. obsessed. with candles.)
  10. go to a state fair 
  11. take pictures of the fall colors
  12. go on a hayride
  13. pumpkin. spice. frappuccinos.
and apparently i really like pumpkin? 

"if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
- roald dahl 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

suite life.

random concert at school with my favorite nashville in love with this city. and our new suite of course. it's finally hit me that i'm leaving this place so soon. more than ready to soak up the year.

"embrace the current season of your life."
- gabrielle blaire

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

so now that i'm 8,000 years old...

last day of first day of school.  my new suite celebrated with chocolate cake (THANK YOU MARISA!) and craftin' for the common room.  we're still deciding on a theme for our suite (because that's what you do...!).  current contenders = ocean, nickelodeon, or travel themed.  we're a creative bunch. 

quote today brought to you by the genius that is our suite:

"i want to get married because i'm afraid of the dark and i won't have to sleep alone forever."
- daniela isaza 

Monday, August 20, 2012

a hot sec.

a short 4 days home before school = a wonderful long weekend that was quintessential florida. sunshine, please follow me to central time.  i'd love it if i didn't have to pull out my rain boots for at least a month in nashville.  music city here i commmmmeeeee!

"every traveler has a home of his own and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering."
- charles dickens

Sunday, August 19, 2012

things i will miss.

{moments like these}

{this old house}

{our wonderful can't-say-enough-good-things-about summer mama}

{this rambunctious group}

and things i will not:
boxed lunches 
house centipedes
hot philly morning walks to work 

my flight back to orlando was the typical flight back to orlando - delayed 3 hours because of summer thunder storms (when is it not thunder storming in orlando...?) and babies going to disney world who managed to scream the entirety of the flight.  a young child decided to narrate the last 30 minutes of our flight descending into the city, and notified the whole airplane of each and every "landmark" he could see from his window. DISNEY WORLD!!! WAL-MART!!!!! HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD!!!! 

he completely interrupted my ben rector "i can't believe i'm going to be back in nashville soon" playlist.   and he actually made me scared for the first time in my life as we were landing - "ARE WE GOING TO MAKE IT?!?" (i've been watching wayyyyyyy too much LOST). but his antics are so familiar and so indicative of home.  as we landed on the airstrip, i decided i wouldn't want to land any other way. 

"the question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor, and style."
- maya angelou

Thursday, August 16, 2012

sayonara summer.

so long, goodbye, adios philadelphia. i have a really bad habit of not appreciating a place until one foot is nearly out the door.  i took that into account this summer, philadelphia - i promise i did! i'll miss you - and all the wonderful people i've met - when i'm gone.  except not the part when i was studying for the GRE.  you, GRE books, can stay safe and sound on spruce street (with the rest of the giant centipedes crawling through our 18th century house). 

"wherever you are, be all there." 
- jim elliot

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