Wednesday, May 29, 2013

sounds good to me.

{st. augustine, fl}

"i've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

i've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

i've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

i've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.'

i've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

i've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt in both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

i've learned that whenever i decide something with an open heart, i usually make the right decision.

i've learned that even when i have pains, i don't have to be one. 

i've learned that everyday you should reach out and touch someone. people love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back.

i've learned that i still have a lot to learn.

i've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- maya angelou

Friday, May 17, 2013

ooooooh, chicago.

{architecture boat tour}

{the loop & millennium park exploring}

{friend-loving // chicago-dog-finding adventures}

{evanston chillin}

i have always heard wonderful things about chicago.  the city was always so elusive, like new york's second-sister-twice-removed who everyone always talked about but whom i had yet to meet.  it's beautiful!  they'd say.  it's like new york, but prettier!  more spacious.  more breathing room.  deep dish pizza.  the bean.

i finally had the chance to visit chicago this past weekend, and BOY does it live up to the hype.  i fell in love with the tulip-lined sidewalks around every street corner and the blue-green lake michigan at everyones' fingertips and THE ART, you guys!  so much art to feast my art-hungry eyes upon.  we weren't able to enjoy deep dish pizza - everything that is quintessential chicago - and were surprised we weren't banned from the city when we asked giordano's if they could make it sans cheese.  we spent a night watching a comedy show at second city, and they even used my suggested "interesting word" in an improv sketch about a horny swedish school teacher.  my word was titillating. 

over the weekend, i kept reminding myself that it is usually minus 39 degrees in the city, and isn't dubbed "the windy city" for nothing.  nonetheless, you done good chicago - i'll be back. 

thank you melanie for a wonderful stay :)

"travel brings power and love back into your life." 
- rumi

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ciao my little hot-chicken-eating / cowboy-boot-wearing / y'all-chanting / place i called home.

and that was that. on to the next one!

"sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  the real milestones are less prepossessing.  they come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave.  our lives are measured by these."
- susan b. anthony 

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