Thursday, March 29, 2007

looking back and forward

i found this in an old diary, written about a week before i left for rome the last time:

"diary, I get scared about this whole Rome thing ... but then I think, adventure! and discovering a whole new world and the whole new person I can become in that new world."

kind of gave me chills to think of how true it ended up being. and, kind of makes me wish I wrote more passionately in an online diary like I used to. the thought of that level of earnesty makes me cringe a bit, but I really shouldn't be ashamed.

i have a lot of feelings right now. we'll leave it at that.

today at work I fueled my romey daydreams with seven more minutes on the ipod and a bottle of archer farms blood orange italian soda. only a few more days until I can get the real thing again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

things that are good.

+ i bought the 14 minute version of Rappers Delight on iTunes today. Best 99 cents I ever spent. big bang! i got clientele!

+ for the most part, the weather has been nicely cool and springlike lately. I've been taking long walks after work almost every day. i love feeling the endorphins kick in after about a half an hour.

+ this friday I came home to an amazon box in the mail. i didn't order anything from amazon so I was pretty curious. inside was Borat, sent by my little brother. how sweet is that? Mike and I watched it and nearly hyperventilated laughing at the naked wrestling scene.

+ seeing all my rome roommates at a wedding this weekend in iowa city. complete with all the families and babies in tow. then later at night playing strip 'em match 'em at the Atlas. why do i love bar games so much?

+ speaking of Rome. we leave in ten days. sometimes I get so excited I can feel my heart beat faster. other times it makes me so emotional I just want to put my head down on a table and cry. but mostly I'm trying not to think about it too much so I can actually get work done and lead a normal life for the next week and a half.

Monday, March 12, 2007

spring wish list

royal/navy and white. so fresh and so clean. clothes from boden, anthro, old navy, delias, and zappos.

there's a lot of other things to say, but honestly, this is where my mind is right now