Tuesday, August 26, 2014

recently on instagram

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1. On Philip's birthday I was low on money and he took me out to a taco dinner (it was the sweetest). First we took the family dog, Bogie over to his mother at the hotel his family owns (for now). He's a grumpy dog but loves car rides and sits in my lap while I drive. 

2. Little Bear sitting on my lap refusing to let me get any work done. 

3-4. I took a little trip to a greenhouse a couple weeks ago to buy some plants for my room. I have skylights so I get enough light to have some now. 

5. Philip and I spent a night in my Dad's cabin to watch his cats while he was out in California. He has a lot of privacy and music equipment so Philip spent the night playing guitar while I had cat cuddles.

6. Before we got to the cabin we had dinner at Macado's.

7. A selfie from Saturday when I brushed my hair and it felt good.

Friday, August 22, 2014

appreciation post: doctor who, total geekfest

So I just typed up this whole post and it got deleted and I'm pretty bummed, but I'll do my best to redo it.

Tomorrow is a special day. In case you didn't know, I am a Doctor Who fan. A Whovian. If you know me IRL at all you're totally aware. I even have one friend who calls me "Captain" because of it. Tomorrow is the season 8 premeire and if you keep up with it at all, you know it's a pretty big deal. The coronation of Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor (it's confusing). 

I haven't obsessed about this in a while because there are depressingly long breaks between seasons. I kind of lost it a teency bit when Matt Smith had his farewell. I cried. A lot. Sometimes at random. I'm sure my mother and brother wanted to slap me. I realize this is the first time I've been up to date and seen a new Doctor generate with the rest of the world. I feel like I'm being initiated. The fandom for this show is so intense. You don't just "kind of like" Doctor Who. People go all out (there is a bride at my work that is having a Doctor Who themed wedding and I'm pretty jealous, I wish I was invited).

I believe that the Doctor is so important to me because it got me through a pretty rough time in my life. After going through a break up, and not being the rebound/dating type of girl, I started watching this show and it became my security blanket. I got through the first four seasons of the new series and caught up in about 2 or 3 months. I think since then I've easily seen all of the episodes in seasons 1-5 about five times each. I used to watch an episode or two daily. It's the only show where I can just look at the title of an episode and know exactly which one it is. I threw myself into this show and it was an escape from the messy and unpleasant breakup (we've been back together for a year now, but that's beside the point, he doesn't like Doctor Who, gross), this show made it a little easier and gave me something to look forward to and entirely new world to explore. It may not be my absolute favorite anymore, but it will always be the most sentimental to me. 

If you haven't watched it and like sci-fi at all, I urge you to watch it. I really didn't care for the genre before I watched it and I am a total convert now. I worship at the altar of Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Buffy (all things Joss Whedon), etc, etc, etc. 

For everyone watching tomorrow (probs not many who look here ever), I hope you're as excited as I am.

fall is coming! wishlist time

fall is coming wishlist

High long sleeve dress / H M knee length dress, $6.66 / Ballet shoes / Old Navy dark brown shoes / Tory Burch black handbag / Sole Society cocktail ring / Yellow patterned rug

Fall is coming. I could not be happier. I absolutely detest Summer. I'm pretty sure at least every other day I find myself audibly talking about how I can't wait for Christmas and how we're going to fit such a big tree in our new living room this year. I am so ready for Summer to be over, it's the absolute worst (in my opinion) Heat is horrible, I can't wear any of my favorite clothes, and it stays light far too long.

So, I thought I'd make a little wishlist for fall. Mostly fashion related (of course that sleeveless dress would be paired with a cardigan). I want lonts of plaid and dark colored shoes. Also I just like this rug from Ikea a lot.