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I Like Her Best Then

"Those howling mobs of people did not frighten her. She was stronger than they were."
Oct 17 '14
Lessons of today: if you need a pick me up, listen to Shania Twain, always. Also, if you braid your hair people might not notice how dirty it is

Lessons of today: if you need a pick me up, listen to Shania Twain, always. Also, if you braid your hair people might not notice how dirty it is

Oct 6 '14

I’ve been away for a while.  Summer was pretty busy and the past two months have been even busier!  So here’s a photo-montage of the most photographic parts of my summer/life.

1. This is a selfie that I sent today meant to illustrate how much I love my water-bottle.  The water-bottle part is unrelated but I included the selfie so you’d know I’m still alive and this is still what I look like.  I’m wearing a scarf inside because my apartment is kinda cold but not cold enough to turn the heat on.  In case you were wondering.

2. Went to North Carolina with volleyball and visited one of the girls’ family who had this lovely cross stitch hanging in their bathroom.  It is currently the background of my phone.

3. Went to Notre Dame with volleyball, saw touchdown Jesus.  Explained what touchdown Jesus is to most of the team.

4. Sometimes we have home volleyball games too.

5. I hung out with these babies.  Lucien (my dog, front seat), and Charlie (my brother’s dog, back seat) are awesome.  Lucien is at home with my parents now, and Charlie is now home in Georgia with my brother and his wife.

6. Spent a lot of time commuting and napping on the commuter rail during August before I moved into my new apartment.  (I don’t have any pictures of my new apartment because I literally finished unpacking last night.  It was pretty shameful.  I blame it on not being home a lot, but that’s not a good enough excuse!)  Sometimes it rained and was gross weather, but sometimes Boston looked like this!

7. Ran a race on a harbor island with my dad, and was lucky enough to catch this beautiful sunset over Boston. 

8. Was in this nerd’s wedding!  (He’s 26 now, but since I don’t have ANY photos from the actual wedding, this tbt from when we were little will have to work!)  I was sort of pressured to bring my newish boyfriend, who did a great job meeting my brothers, their friends who have known me since age 3 and my cousins for the first time and not even coming close to getting murdered.

So there you go, other than these pictures, I guess nothing much else in my life is photo-worthy, because I didn’t document much else.  I’ll try to be better at documenting my life because I have fun updating things like this.  It’d be nice if next time it wasn’t 3 months before I did another one!

Oct 6 '14
I just felt like you maybe needed to see this right now

I just felt like you maybe needed to see this right now

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Oct 5 '14
The best things in life are free. The second best things keep your coffee hot for 15 hours.

The best things in life are free. The second best things keep your coffee hot for 15 hours.

Sep 15 '14
"Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go.’"
Lisa St Aubin de Terán (via soulsscrawl)

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Sep 7 '14

One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee replied simply, “The one you feed.”

**Momastery.com**

Here’s to a long short weekend and hearing (reading) exactly what you need to hear when you need to hear it. 

Carry on Warrior!!

Aug 1 '14
I’m weirdly very, very excited to start being a workin’ girl starting tomorrow!  Taking a cool and nerdy class for the next two days and then my big and scary and awesome and exciting job starts on Monday!

I’m weirdly very, very excited to start being a workin’ girl starting tomorrow!  Taking a cool and nerdy class for the next two days and then my big and scary and awesome and exciting job starts on Monday!

(Source: death-by-elocution)

Aug 1 '14
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Jun 28 '14
It was a beautiful day for a ballgame in Toronto!

It was a beautiful day for a ballgame in Toronto!

Jun 27 '14

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them. Thanks, lifeofa-twentysomething! This was really fun for a former bookstore girl! I won’t tag anyone but this was fun, even just to think about!

1. Unbroken- The best true story I have ever read. Read it!! I can’t recommend it highly enough.
2. Let the Great World Spin- A lovely and beautiful work of fiction with well rounded and fantastic characters.
3. The Great Gatsby- The first book I read as an (almost) adult that made me want to marinate in the beautiful words that make up a story.
4. The Tipping Point- Science is cool guys.
5. Eat Pray Love- So typical for a girl to have this on her list. But it is quite a book! She had me with the description of depression and loneliness as cops.
6. The Glass Castle- From the back this book sounds awful but it is so so well written and incredible.
7. The Book Thief- So so fun and weird and great. I’m still heartbroken over Rudy.
8. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake-Possibly because my recently deceased friend recommended it to me, but for some reason this peculiar little book and it’s strange and relatable characters have stayed with me.
9. The Longest Mile- Sometimes this book haunts me. Not one I’d recommend to my mother, but an honest and brutal and clear eyed memoir of war.
10. Caddie Woodlawn- My dad picked this out for me and I like to think he knew I would relate to Caddie with my whole heart. When I first read it, the ending made me mad but I’ve come to understand it and love it all the more with age.

I could go on for so much longer, there’s so many books I’m thinking of!
May 31 '14
  • Jedi: May the force be with you
  • Catholic Jedi: And also with you