I have been just a little absent from the blogosphere for the past week due to my brothers visit (he’s back from Iraq for good!!!) and a few computer issues. However, I was just thinking today how much I love blogging and reading blogs! It’s so exciting to check my stats and see that an encouraging amount of people like to stop by here. I love to get comments from people I’ve never met (and those I have!) and I really appreciate your interest. So thank you!!! I’m very much a novice when it comes to blogging, but I love discovering as I go.
This picture is a collection of vintage map postcards that a dear friend sent me. I framed them last week and somehow felt that the global theme fit today’s happy appreciation for the wonders of the far reaches of the internet! Well, enough gushing for today, I’m off for my first day back for spring quarter. I’m ridiculously excited about it! Have a lovely day!
I recently read The Great Gatsby for the first time. I liked it. It made me want to start using expressions like “Smashing!”. I’m watching a 2000 film adaptation, but it isn’t that great. The clothes sure were amazing though! I found this picture and I would really like to go back in time for a little while. Would you care to join? I think it could be smashing!
Here is a fantastic site dedicated to tiny houses! Some of them are even on wheels. I would love to pretend I was a hobbit and spend part of the year in the first one and then go about rambling in one of the wheely houses during the warmer months… What do you think? Would you like to live in a tiny house?
If my last post managed to capture your imagination you might be interested in this very wonderful site that I found! Here you can purchase, furnish, and maintain your very own vintage typewriter.
Lately I have been wanting to acquire a charming old-fashioned typewriter. I don’t necessarily envision it as “showpiece”, but I would like to actually use it. The sound alone seems so therapeutic. This one looks perfectly lovely doesn’t it?
Here are some wonderful gypsy pictures I’ve come across and I thought you might enjoy them as much as I do. This first one is priceless. It’s titled “Slovenian Gypsy Family at Ellis Island” circa 1910. I love how most of the family is focused on that adorable little sulky baby.
Click on the pictures to link to original sources.
Sometimes I love not seeing the face in a drawing or painting. It leaves such a delightful sense of mystery…
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I am very pleased to be blogging right now from “the other side of things” today! These “things” primarily consist of finals. The last two years I have pretty much categorized my life in terms of academic quarters and I am now finding myself at the last break before I am officially finished. I worry quite a bit about what I will do after relinquishing my student status; sometimes I worry so much I consider grad school just to prolong the moment. We shall see…
Today I am very happy because I don’t have to sit here cramming my head with Spanish verb conjugations and I can while away my time guilt free. I am planning all kinds of creative endeavors in the upcoming weeks, one of them being the launch of another blog to start “self-publishing” some of my short story fiction. I would love feedback for improvement and I think it might be a very enjoyable project. Does it sounds like something you would be interested in reading?
It was a beautiful day today with sparkly sunshine and the promise of spring. I turned in my writing portfolio this morning and I am only left with one last final on Monday. Yes, things are looking quite lovely!
I am fascinated by abandoned spaces. (see this former post) I was inspired by evencleveland to find some more interesting photographs. What is it about forgotten places that is so moving?
UPDATE: If you are interested in the sources to these images please click on the image to link back to the artists.