Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve!

Well, I am having a perfectly boring New Year's Eve tonight. I have a stomach ache and have been so exhausted these past few days. I also want to spend some more time with my mom because I feel like she has been lonely at home recently. Also INDIANA won tonight!!! We've beaten #1 Kentucky and now #2 Ohio State so far. So that's a good enough New Years treat for me. Anyways, I think we're going to watch a movie pretty soon, maybe the Shawshank Redemption. Such an intense movie, but very worth it. Anyways 2011 has been an interesting year. Not all that I wanted, but pretty good. I am hopeful for 2012. I'll post my resolutions tomorrow. In the mean time, Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

Monday, December 26, 2011

poof ponytail

I kinda want to try this, but I feel like the poof might make my head look weird.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

I can't believe it is actually Christmas Eve! It still doesn't feel like the holidays to me. Maybe because it is pretty mild weather or maybe because I was in stressful-finals mode for so long. I'm a little regretful that I didn't take enough advantage of the holiday season, but my mom and I will probably bake more Christmas cookies next week and pretend like the season hasn't passed! I feel like it is still Christmas time until I go back to school anyways. Hope everyone else is feeling some of the holiday magic tonight xoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011


Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed...

Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety. Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell 42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens 58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad 92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I've only read 24....I need to get on this list!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

finally home

Well, finals week is over, and I got home yesterday! Surprisingly, I really miss school. I wish I could have celebrated school being finished with everyone before we all left. Oh well. I am looking forward to just laying around relaxing and spending time with my family and friends as boring as that sounds. I don't even want to do anything too exciting. I feel like, for the first time, things are calm right now. It hasn't been like this in a while. I am not stressed about ANYTHING. I can't remember the last time that happened. Hopefully I can enjoy this feeling, just for a couple of days.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Finals time

The most stressful time of the year..... I'm just trying to get through I guess. I hate that I have a ton of other things to worry about besides just finals. But that's life I guess. And soon it will be time to go home and everything will be beautiful and Christmas-y and no school to worry about for a few weeks!

So don't you worry your pretty little mind
People throw rocks at things that shine.