Friday, 30 April 2010

song for a rainy night

What a Class Act

I probably should go to bed because I'm basically crying. What a man.

Jon Stewart on British Politics. ahahahaha

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Saw this on Dlisted today, it's basically so wrong that I can't really wrap my mind around it. WHYYYYYYYYYYY. GROSSSSSSS. TIRREEDDD

This has been out for a while buuutt


though I think I still like the High Renaissance Man better.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

be still my aching stomach/heart

Yup, I've posted it before, but it's honestly the most beautiful song ever.

ughhh why does my stomach feel nervous. I know why, because I have a shitty paper that I've given up on AND I have to wake up super early and go to work all day. I'm nervous I'll get yelled at for some reason and that security won't let me get another extended guest pass and that I'll forget my job and get yelled at. I've never been yelled at, I should point out, so hopefully I won't for this unknown reason that's hurting my stomach. It's probably all because I couldn't sleep last night and I'm worried I won't tonight. Ughhh.

And yes, this post is probably unreadable.

May 21st-May 23rd aka the greatest weekend of my life

I finish exams May 17th and THEN

May 21st Miike Snow

May 23rd Metric

I can assure you sir, ladies do NOT love it.
At least I'm not Gordon Brown, who forgot his mic was on and called a woman an, "Bigoted woman." AWKWARD. Like, mortifyingly awkward. It'll also probably feature in tomorrow's debate. We'll see if it'll change el election at all.

Indicators that you are stressed

- You have a manic desire to eat crunchy things at a quick pace.
- You keep laughing out loud at weird things in your head.
- You are light headed and can't focus.
- You're stomach quasi hurts.
- You feel like everything you write/study is useless.
- You keep singing songs in your head at a quick pace.

These are also, incidentally, signs of being insane.

Issues Right Now

-The dreaded awful awful awful research design paper. It's "done" but needs to be saved and I don't know how to rescue it from it's nonsensical doom. Wahhhhh.
- My ankles and my fingers are stiff. wtf
- This isn't an issue, but I think Giselle Bundchen-Brady looks like a really great mom.
- I have to work today, hope I remember how to do my job.
- The sky has turned grey again.
- I don't know what I want to do with my life, I don't know if anyone will want to hire me and it's stressing me out x1000000. I don't know if I lack any sort of career ambition, or if I'm just a stressed young 23 year old who's intimidated by the world. I mean, I keep think how much easier it would be if I could attract a man and just get married. But then I feel guilty because I should be excited to have a career. But I just don't know if I'll succeed in the real world. Am I good enough to earn promotions and one day get a job I love? IDK.
- I couldn't sleep at all last night, my body was so tired from the shit-tay Walgreens sleeping pills I bought (which have made me feel hazy this morning, hence why this post may make NO sense), but my mind was racing soo fast. Like an extreme ADHD person fast. And I kept singing this song over and over in my head (I know I've already posted it mehhh).:

Thank you Belle & Sebastian for being so wonderful.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

"Perhaps it would really be rather dull to be married and settled for life. Liar! It would be heaven." -Cassandra in I Capture the Castle

SUCH A GOOD BOOK. And that's how I feel when I'm frustrated about my future. Then I get frustrated thinking about how it would be harder to find a husband than a career.

I should be doing work.
Why is it so hard to be productive?!?! I have so much to do, but I keep finding ways to delay doing work. Whahhhhhh

And why did Twitter just direct me to the Justin Bierber search page?

And I present you with THE GREATEST BLOG OF ALL TIME. Seriously though, whoever thought of this is a disturbed genius.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Issues Right Now

- I don't understand research methods.
- My research design paper for my research methods class SUCKS.
- I have no drive to be productive.
- I'm jetlagged.
- I need to lose weight.
- I just want to lay in bed and read my Bill Bryson book.
- I literally have NO money until late next week.
- Wahhhhhhhhh

this made me a little teary eyed

beautiful advertisement!


Boynton Beach
Downtown Disney
Magic Kingdom

Sunday, 25 April 2010

bahahah this is ridiculous


Back in London

and SO tired.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Ahhh! I've been so bad at blogging. Disney has been magical and now I head back to Lon Don tonight! I'll blog at some point soon, when I need a studying break. FML

Monday, 19 April 2010

hmmm so I wonder at what point should I start getting worried that I will not make it back to England in time to turn in my papers/ take finals. I'm supposed to fly back Saturday, but it appears like this volcano will NEVER end. OY VEY.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

things (again)

- My family arrived and we almost instantly all got into a fight over going to Costco for lunch. The only person who wanted to go was my grandma, and she with her high pitched voice of course won.
-Costco was filled with creatures who would be at home in Walmart.
- We then went to the most depressing mall ever. It used to be really nice, but now it's filled with people who seem ready for a gang fight. Though, I did have a delicious crepe for dinner.

-Went for a morning stroll with fatha
- Went to Einsteins Bagels with dad and sista
- Read some economics, comprehended very little.
- Sat by the pool
-While I was sitting by the pool my mom and sister left without asking me to go get manicures and pedicures. I AM BEYOND PISSED. I actually almost started crying, because whenever I'm with my family I revert to my 16 year old self. Fun times.
-Now I'm going to a senior living community pool party. I'm going to get DRUNK (not at all).

Thursday, 15 April 2010

I should also mention that the old women in question talks like she just left little house on the prairie and is really concerned about another woman's sweater.
The old ladies next to me are NOT happy. They can't see the accompanist and keep telling me to move the piano. No thanks. They also keep saying, "it's not right." GET OVA IT


I'm currently at my Grandpa's concert (Bernie on Broadway) at a retirement community. I'm the youngest person by 60 years. Well, that's not true, he has a woman playing the violin with him who's in her 30s, but besides her...
Apparently a giant ash cloud from Iceland has shut down airports across the UK. Wow. Really glad I flew out Monday and that I'm not flying back through Iceland again.

And here are some updates:

-morning walk
-two thrifts stores, first, eh, second AMAZING, I got some ridiculously cute clothes including a dress that will probably be my new fav.
-McDonald's for lunch
-Reading economics by the pool. FUN
-Barnes and Nobles
- Lots of Bill Bryson reading

-Morning walk
-Lunch at my great Aunts
-WORK (we'll see)
-One of my grandpa's concerts

My parents arrive with TAYLO tomorrow! WOO

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


-I have accomplished very little since arriving. Damn you vacation mind!
-My stomach is worringly bloated to the point where it's probably just fat, not bloat.
-I have SO SO SO SO SOO SO SO SO much to do and I just want to read my Bill Bryson book in the sun.
- I've eaten at McDonalds twice since arriving.
I love Michael K, aka Dlisted's writer. I love everything he writes. But I really love this post he wrote about Matthew Fox, who apparently lost his v-card by a river when he was 12. Pervy/ wrong. The last paragraph is amazing and this computer won't let me paste it. ughh


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

1- I love Desmond.
2- I miss the real John Locke.
3- I don't know what I'll do without LOST.

My Night

Out to dinner with 6 seniors. On my left was an old man who didn't stop talking the entire time. Though he did tell me that I have a very clear voice and should work in broadcasting. hahaha. And on my right was a group of old women who kept talking about the end of the world due to global warming. FUNNNNNN. Though the food was delish. Yum cheap pizza.


Ughhh this research design paper is too hard. I only have one easy section to complete, but I need to fix the entire rest of the essay. Like, I think I made up a regression model. And there are sample essays online, but they're of a quality I can only dream of reaching.

I probably should be working on it now... but... eh.

Today I enjoyed a dunkin' donuts iced coffee and went for a walk on a boardwalk through marshlands. I also made an England slideshow and started reading a fabulous Bill Bryson book about American English. And I talked to Shelly on the phone. So I WAS productive. Not.


Well my grandpa apparently has upgraded to high quality super fast internet, so now I can blog!

Since I've been up until 550 and can't locate any coffee in this house, here's an update in the form of a list:

-I woke up at 6 yesterday and rewarded myself with a delicious Eat. breakfast sandwich once I got through security.
-My almost 10 hour flight was actually really enjoyable. I didn't sit next to anyone and though there were no good movies on the personal players, I did watch some quality tv. Including Wallander, that British version of a Swedish show staring Kenneth Branagh. Who I'm oddly attracted to even though he's my dad's age and overweight. PERVY. I also ACTUALLY got work done woooo!
- But then I left my newish Coast blazer on the plane. FAIL. I called it into lost and found but we'll see.
- There was a hugggeee rainstorm when I arrived in Miami and I was like, you have GOT to be kidding me.
-My grandpa took me to McDonalds on the way back and I got one of their delicious iced coffees.
- I went to bed at 9 last night and it was a struggle staying up that late. Tonight I'm aiming for 10.
- My goal today is to finish my research design paper, aka the hardest paper I've ever had to write. We'll see if that actually happens. A lot depends on me finding/procurring coffee.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Vaca Time!

Tomorrow morning I begin a long journey to Miami. 10 hours, my longest flight evaaa! Anyways, I don't know how much I'll be blogging in Florida bc of the wireless situation, but I will try my best to post! xoxoxox

I can't believe this is real!

He sounds JUST like Whitney!!!

Thanks to We All Want Someone to Shout for for posting it
There's an article in the Daily Mail today about High Renaissance Man. You know you've made it once you're in the Daily Mail!!!!

Saturday, 10 April 2010


Today to take a break from procrastinating/ stressing about work/ more procrastinating, I walked to Soho and went to the fantastic Scoop, a gelato place. I got a cinnamon/ hazelnut combo. It was DELICIOUS. And it make me super excited because last night I booked my plane tickets for my ITALIAN ADVENTURE!!! From June 30th to July 5th, I will be visiting Italy with my fav twins, as well as seeing my sister who's studying in Florence. I'm getting really excited about it, though it's far away and I have super stressful paper/exams to get through. OH WELL. I also should mention that I shamelessly invited myself to join the first leg of the twinses trip. OH WELL again.

too nice outside to do work.

But it will be even nicer in Florida, so I have to chain myself to my desk and get a lot of work done arghhhh. Plus, I had two hours outside this morning in Regents Park. LOVELY

Friday, 9 April 2010

Yup. I went there.

If you don't recognize this stately home, you clearly never spent whole days watching the amazing 6 hour BBC Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. MRRR DARRRCCYYYYYY!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

I will reenter the Blogging world this weekend my faithful readers, but before I do, let me just say, Tuesday's episode of Lost (which I just watched) was probably one of my favorite ever. I LOVE DESMOND TOO MUCH!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Programming Note

Due to my trip up North to Manchester I won't be able to blog for a few days! MISS YOU XOXOXOXOXXO

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Pasta, sauteed red and yellow peppers, tomato and herb sauce, with a splash of red wine added. Then topped with goats cheese which turned into creamy goodness. YUM.

Easter Blue Skies

Bahahahahahaha this is the best one, if you only watch one, watch this one:

On a different note, I just went for a little walk around. Everything is closed and no one is out and if they are they're with their families. DEPRESSING. So I ate another hot cross bun. Last one :(

goodbye my day

Well, looks like multiple regression will not make an appearance in my day because Simon Pegg twetted a link to the NINE PART series on why Star Wars II Attack of the Clones is terrible. It's amazing and correct on all its points. There is some weird/disturbing parts where the video cuts to women being abducted and tortured (acted scenes, not real, but still) and I think this is to go along with the fact that the man narrated the video sounds like he's an morbidly obese, dirty, man wearing sweatpants. But anyways, it's entertaining.


-Cadbury, Cadbury, Cadbury
-Lots of Tea
-Sunday Times in bed
-Start the book on multiple regression- ugh. We'll see.
-Pack for Manchester!
-Bake cookies.

Lazzzzzyyyy Sunday

Saturday, 3 April 2010

How I'm Feeling Tonight

But it didn't interest, the only things she wants to know is
How and why and when and where to go
How and why and when and where to follow


- No rain, though heavy rain was forecasted all day.
- Hello Jonathan
- Cafe Nero and Pain au Raisen.
- Imperial War Museum
- Goats Cheese Wrap
- Hamleys Toy shop= overwhelming
- Hummingbird Bakery Red Velvet Cupcake
- Good bye Jonathan
- Couscous, Bean, Barley and Sauteed Spinach stew
- Yogurt, apple, hot cross bun, cadbury chocolate
- New Doctor Who

yey essay writing


This song perfectly describes the Daily Mail.

This was the number one song the week of my birth. So 80s.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Wait a minutes, I did not realize Bradley Cooper AND Patrick Wilson are in the A-Team movie. Too much hottness! too much!

Oh America!

KFC's new sandwich. Yup, there's fried chicken instead of bread. YUM.

Omg Omg

Dinner tonight: Crusty Ciabatta pizza with sauteed spinach, red peppers, yellow peppers and goats cheese. So. Good.

I have a problem...

I reached my daily goal, 2000 words (out of 3000), so now I can blog and then write more yeyyy! So I haven't been able to breathe all week. Like it's kind of concerning because that's my only symptom, it's hard to breathe. I hope England hasn't given me asma. It probably has. Because I was thinking it was allergies so I went to Superdrug this morning to get some meds, I got Benedryl, but the non-drowsy version. YEY. And it didn't work at all. Well, it stopped my runny nose, so that's good. But I still can't breathe.

But, only way back I stopped at River Island because they're having a sale. And I wanted to stop myself, but I couldn't. FAIL. The dress I bought wasn't even that cheap. Blah, oh well. Anyways, here's my celebratory (for reaching 2000) words photo shoot (excuse the period bloat HOT):

My Disney Outfit (I honestly bought this tank thin
king that I can wear it in Disney. SAD):

My spring cute dress, for all the dates I go on:

Yup... Procrastinating

Here is a version of "Wild Horses" from the "classic" film Camp. A film about a theater camp. The volume is off, but upon watching this I realized that I recall the version being a lot better and the boy being a lot cuter/ older looking. I'M OLD.

morning, morning

Thursday, 1 April 2010

ah! The acoustic version is even better. The one on the left is SO CUTE, yea the one whose head is down the entire time. The one who dresses like a grandpa and probably weighs about half of my weight- Whateva! Though he's so hip that I'd never be able to speak to him. Soooo. yea.

I Occasionally Dabble in "Modern Music"

So though the majority of the music that I post on this blog is either 1-Kate Bush/Kate Bush related or 2- Broadway music, I do occasionally listen to stuff the young people like. My new latest ipod additions are Emmy the Great (see earlier post) and this delightful trio of young hipsters from Northern Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club. I've been dancing around to their album by myself this whole evening. Thrilling. They're just so fun! They're also really cute. I think Lianne would enjoy the lead singer, as he's a ginger Irishman. Te ehhe giggles!

It is downpouring. And there's thunder. There's hardly never thunder in England. This rain means business.

This morning.

Right now:

I'm going to spend my night with a big bowl of ice cream and some film, probably Lord of the Rings.


I just looked up my name on Urban Dictionary:

A girls name, usually associated with a fairly small cute but hot girl. Is unique in her clothing style and is brilliant at the things she loves best whatever that may be. Loved by her friends and envied by her enemies.

SO TRUE! Especially the small part.

A small, wealthy, conservative, suburb of Rochester, NY. Defies the typical "Upstate" stereotype, the town is very safe and upper-class; the people are mostly doctors/surgeons, lawyers or successful businessmen and their wives are known as P.H.W.'s or Pittsford House Wives (rich women who don't work, they are in book clubs, gourmet clubs, 'twig' and play golf, tennis and paddle tennis at their Country Clubs while their kids are at school). A little over 27,000 people live in Pittsford and 99% of them are Caucasian, majority of them drive cars over $50,000, belong to one of the 7 private Country Clubs in the town and have lake houses on Ontario Lake or one of the Finger Lakes. Pittsford kids (Sutherland & Mendon- both in Newsweek's 100 Top High Schools in America) are known as "rich bitches" by other towns in Rochester and they are basically poster children for Polo, Lacoste and Abercrombie & Fitch. Pittsford has a historic, quaint, upscale village right on the Erie Canal and there are many unique, privately- run boutiques and restaraunts in the village especially on Schoen Place. Pittsford is listed as one of 'Best Places to Live in the Country' by CNN and the town is one of the wealthiest in the nation.
Pittsford is the nicest suburb in the ROC and Upstate New York.

For the town I grew up in the number one post says: I would say a lot of this is untrue. I mean, the majority of people driving cars that cost over 50k is definitely not true and hardly any of my friends had cottages. I guess I was friends with the wrong people. Also my mom works, though none of my home friend's moms work so fun times. Also, I don't know anyone whose mom is in a book club. And I am definitely the poster chid for Polo, Lacoste and Abercrombie. Definitely.

Hello Rain.
Please leave procrastination. Please.

Fox Hunting bad word slip

Ahahahahahahahaha really awkward. WARNING MORE BAD LANGUAGE.

my reaction to this warrants a swear word

Whhhaaaat. theeeee.. FUCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK. is this?

Musac I'm into since yesterday

What will you look like when you're old?
What will I do if I don't know you?

Thanks to India Knight for posting this onto her blog. I'm really into Emmy the Great (since yesterday).

I wish India Knight was my friend.
My mix of super organic foods lunch was a bit of a let down so now I'm just finishing the pastry. Just wanted to let you know.


I gave in. But in a sensible way. I only ate half of my pastry.

I had to write myself a warning to stop me from eating the rest. SAD

It's still nice out, albeit slightly cloudy. Oh wait, as I write this it's getting consistently more cloudy noooooo. But better for my productivity. So I'm going to go get some healthy delicious brain food and then write write write (hopefully). Aka, as you can see, get ready for lots of blogging today.
1- I haven't written anything yet (but mostly bc I found a really good UN report that will be useful for the essay).
2- I really want my pastry. Like really really really really want it.
3- I'm tired.
annnddddd here come the clouds...

Blue Skies

I REALLY like London when it's nice out. It changes the whole feel of the city. My walk north was so pleasant. I went to Euphorium Bakery to get my americano and as soon as I oggled the baked goods I screamed in my mind abort abort! But it was so nice out and the man working was SO nice to me that I ignored my warnings and ordered a pain aux raisens. I, however, being very sensible, am planning on saving it for this evening. We'll see how that goes. Now I must write 500 words before I allow myself to eat lunch. FUN. I hope the weather stays nice for awhile today. The forecast says light rain starting at one, so we'll see. Tomorrow's supposed to be heavy rain, so I better soak up the vitamin D while I can.

So as per usual, I am planning my day around eating. But today I have to eat healthy after yesterdays time-of-the-month binge fest (yey for biological excuses!).

-Walk north to Angel and go to a Boots that is farther away. Get coffee, avoid the two amazing bakeries in the area. EXERCISE.
- Come back and eat porridge with banana.
-Do work/ start essay.
- Go get lunch someone delicious and healthy. Yet to be determined where that may be.
- Write more of essay.
- Maybe take a break by going somewhere, idk.
- Eat leftover enchiladas for dinner. Yum.
- Watch iplayer.
-Go to Bed.