Thursday, December 29, 2011


I am becoming increasingly frustrated with blogger to the point where I can't even write a post anymore.
I figured since I'm on break, and it's been about a year from when I started blogging seriously, I might as well take this opportunity to revamp my blog and move it over to a better site.  For now, I have chosen, and I've got a preliminary blog up and working at
PLEASE go check it out and let me know what you think.
I'm open to suggestions about the new name and banner, and I would absolutely love feedback on how wordpress is working for you.  Try out the RSS feed, leave some comments, and generally please just look/ click around.  
I posted a picture-heavy post (one thing blogger was not-so-great at IMHO) for comparison.
If this receives a lot of negative feedback or is just generally not a good move, I will look for better options, so LET ME KNOW what you prefer.
There are still a lot of kinks to work out (the move is going about as well as Ross trying to pivot that damn couch) so bear with me through what I'm sure will be endless banner changes, color changes, and even name changes.  It's been a month of that already, so believe me when I say that this is the best it's been yet (otherwise I would NOT be letting you see it).
Thanks for being patient and sorry for the lack of posts while I've been attempting to figure it out.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday's Stumbles

Happy clicking!

The Office is still cracking me up.
You've seen Out Of Print Clothing, right?
Working on it.
The making of awesome art.
If/when I get to this point during finals next week, please kill me.
More awesome art.
Just click this link.
What the heck is the point of a walkable roller coaster?
I want this.
Weird. People actually do this? I'm down.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fashionable, F*ckable, Friday: Wish List.

Alright, let's get real here for a second.  I have a confession to make. I am a grinch.
I sort of hate Christmas.
And Hanukkah.  Really all of the major holidays that involve buying presents for other people in return for equally stress-inducing, awkward, or unwanted gifts.  My family has never had a lot of money, but has also never had a shortage of love OR guilt, and the holidays take on an extra layer of stress when you see all of your equally-poor relatives attempting to create "the perfect Christmas."  Add in my almost eery lack of present-giving skills, little-to-no motivation for shopping, and a hate of crowds resulting in an extreme avoidance of all stores during the month of December, and you (I) get a major migraine. 
And a healthy hatred for Christmas.

I'm probably even worse at receiving presents than I am at giving them.  I am pretty picky about things, change my mind on a minutely basis, never know what I want until the day AFTER Christmas, and have the worst poker face in the history of the world.  Believe me, you know what I think about your gift.
The worst thing to get me is clothes.
My mom especially, but many others as well, always attempt to get me "something cute" for Christmas/ Hanukkah, and usually fail. (The one exception: one year for Hanukkah, my mom and my stepdad managed to get me THE CUTEST pair of jeans.  I wore them for a year too long, and referred to them as my "Hanukkah-pants.")  
Christmas-clothes are always the wrong size (example: the year before I moved to San Diego, my mom got me 10 (TEN) pairs of $1 flip-flops. From Target. All exactly one size too small), unattractive, something I already have, or just... wrong. While I DO appreciate the effort, honestly, I'd much prefer a gift card, that way I have an excuse to go shopping AND I get to pick something out myself. =)

HOWEVER. This year, there are a few clothing items that I would be more than happy to receive for Christmas.  And since I am lacking a camera this fashionable Friday, I thought I would share them with you.  
I would LOVE to receive (in the right size, color, and type, haha):

This dress from Urban Outfitters.
This apron from Anthropologie.
This precious necklace from ModCloth.
These boots from Urban Outfitters.
This necklace I spotted at Target.
Catch-22 Shirt from Out Of Print Clothing.

What are you hoping to receive this year? Anything you're excited to give? 
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey Break (part 2): SF Academy of Science!

Last Wednesday, we went to the SF Academy of Science, one of my favorite places where I used to go when I was a kid!
..Of course, my camera battery was totally dead, because I forgot to charge it.
{But I did take a couple of iphone pictures!}
My favorite part was revisiting places I loved as a kid as an adult-- you see things totally differently!
The boy liked the fish and reptiles-- and learning about sharks!
And then we went to the extra special planetarium show and learned about the Big Bang and life and cells and stars and planets and stuff. It was awesome. We are nerds.

See the alligator?!

These frogs were just the COOLEST color IRL

That's a seahorse!!!

This was presh: all these kids wrote their ideas for improving global climate change.

The things they wrote were awesome! And adorable!

Great quotes.

Chameleons are awesome. Just saying. AWESOME. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

100th Post!

Happy 100th Post!

Thanks for reading musings! I have loved writing the past 100 posts, and here's to (at least) 100 more! :)

Life Lately According to my iphone

1. Goofing off with the new iphone
2. Delicious + wonderful crepes for breakfast with the boy. I love vacation!
3. Thanksgiving pie
4. Dad
5. Occupy Davis
6. Tents at Occupy Davis
7. Snuggles with the Boy's bear to hold me over until winter break

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fashionable, F*ckable, Friday: SF

I love being in the city, because of soo many reasons. Here are a few:
a) there're awesome places like this supercool mural to take pictures
b) it's cold enough to wear lots and lots of layers
c) people have really cool and interesting fashion.. it's inspiring!
d) there's so much going on, no one looks twice at me taking outfit pictures in the middle of the sidewalk.
e) it smells like home! and happiness! So glad to be back :)

Outfit Details:
Coat: Hollister Co.
Scarf: Cost Plus World Market
Dress: Forever 21
Belt, Socks, and Boots: thrifted
Tights: Capezio's dancewear

Please excuse the silly picture where my head is cut off.  The boy was playing photographer, and he decided to goof off and start doing "crazy hipster angles!!" etc (aka totally not flattering, hehe) and my face was a little... angry.  So I chopped it out.

This outfit is what I wore on Tuesday for exploring around the city.  We took a romantic walk through the park, and also had to walk a lot from all of our random parking places.  Good thing these boots, which I just thrifted over the weekend, are SUPER comfortable!  I'll probably be wearing them all week. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Break (part 1)!


I'm finally back in NorCal for some wonderful R&R.  Spent the first few days in SF with the boy, and then tonight we're heading home for thanksgiving (and he's going to meet my parents!).
Yesterday we did a little exploring.  It was fun, but apparently the boy has been afflicted with a terrible disease.  It's called dumbface.  It results in his utter inability to look cute, serious, or smile in a picture.  Especially if I look good.
On the ones where we're trying to be silly, he suddenly smiles, thus ruining another cute picture. Sigh. What a little goofball.
Sometimes, I give him a mean teacher look and he behaves. Sometimes.
We have a lot of fun planned for the next few days, so stay tuned.
And, sorry I haven't updated in a while, school/ work has been craaazzyy. Now that I have a couple of days off, posting should get back to normal. Hopefully.
<3 <3 <3

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday's Stumbles

So I've realized that the best way to keep me updating on a regular basis is to have some sort of weekly catchy-nerdy-alliterated theme going on (hence all the Friday and Wednesday posts).  So, I now present...
Sunday's Stumbles!!
aka lists of links that I love/ stumbled upon/ read in someone else's blog recently.
All for your viewing/ clicking pleasure.
I know, I know. You're welcome.

GREAT study playlist
What happens when you blow bubbles with Helium? Pure awesome.
  Read this article, but instead of "unions" read "unicorns."  'Cus that's how I saw it. Yup.
Another fab playlist. Indie + dubstep = AMAZING.
I like charts.
This is a cute Harry Potter inspired wedding.
AWESOME apartment! A little too girly for my tastes, but what can you do?
Why bra shopping sucks.
Lady Gaga is awesome.
Give hugs always.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Life lately according to my iphone

Rockstar Diaries does this awesome little thing where she posts iphone pictures of her life, and I thought it was really cute, so here you go!


1. dressed up for rocky horror
2&3. awesome halloween drawing (with ballpoint pen!)
4. deadmau5 pumpkin at our carving contest!
5. my view. nbd.
6. winterwear, summer weather.. oops
7. my apartment's awesome pumpkin
8. bookstore cats are the best kind of cats
9. boy got me flowers! <3

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Hoping my inner nerd will come out for midterms this week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fashionable, F*ckable, Friday!

Limited light, free time, and a place to take pictures this week, so here are just a couple of pictures of my recent outfit... Somehow, whenever I take pictures I end up feeling awkward and just going into dance poses, because hey, they're easy to do, and it gives me somewhere to put my arms and legs without overthinking it. So, yeah..

Outfit Details: 
Top: Thrifted (previously seen here)
Shorts: Gap
Tights: Gap
Shoes: hand-me-downs from the bff (previously seen here and here)

I've been over-wearing these boots recently as I look for a new pair.. boots are such a fall staple but I'm super picky about what I like, so I'm having a hard time shopping for them. 

Have a good weekend, everybody!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Why I'm an engineer now

So, I might have broken a lamp the other day.

But it's okay, 'cus I totally fixed it.  And now it's better than it was before.  It's artsy. Promise.

Oh, you want to know what happened? Well, the base broke.  As in, it doesn't stand up anymore.  So, obviously, we just taped it the the wall.  Engineers, I'm telling you.

This is gonna be a new thing, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011