Thursday, August 30, 2007



my roommate and i

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

B-bright and early
A-anticipation
C-confusion
K-keep notes

T-ten more minutes
O-open mind

S-style
C-clean slate
H-hold the door!
O-oscillating fans
O-ottocento (dictionary please!)
L-literature

Friday, August 24, 2007

SO...... I move back into the dorms tomorrow!!!

I'm so excited to get back to some normalcy that I can't bring myself to start packing... will that be a problem?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More from Yellowstone... last one is of the Tetons







Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I tend to get addicted to reality television involving models. America's Next Top Model on The CW and A Model Life on TLC are two that I really enjoy. It stirs this wonder in me of whether I would make it in the modeling business. And yet, at the same time, I don't want to be someone who can make it in the modeling business. It's mean and shallow. I love fashion, but to be a model takes a much thicker skin than I possess. My friend, Savanna, wanted me to try out for America's Next Top Model when they had castings in Dallas this summer. And secretly, I really wanted to. For those of you who don't know, America's Next Top Model is a contest hosted by Tyra Banks. She has about 13 girls who participate in challenges and a photo shoot every episode and one girl is eliminated each episode until you have the winner. The girls all live together during this time, which is where the "good television" comes from. But I really enjoy watching their photo shoots and seeing how it all comes together. I wonder how I would react in that kind of situation. So now you know my secret ambition: I want to be a model. I'll never admit to it out loud and I'll never like it when people take my picture. But I still would have so much fun on one of these shows.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


A Rose Is A Rose
by Susan Ashton

You're at a stand still
You're at an impass
Your mountains of dreams
Seems harder to climb
By those who have made you
Feel like an outcast
Cause you dare to be different
So they're drawing a line
They say you're a fool
They feel your resistance
They tell you you'll never go very far
But they'll be the same ones that stand in the distance
Alone in the shadow of your shining star

Just keep on the same road
And keep on your toes
And just keep your heart steady as she goes
And let them call you what they will
It don't matter
A rose by any name is still a rose

The kindness of strangers
It seems like a fable
But they've yet to see what I see in you
But you can make it
If you are able to believe in yourself
The way I do

Just keep on the same road
And keep on your toes
And just keep your heart steady as she goes
And let them call you what they will
It don't matter
A rose by any name is still a rose

Cause a deal is a deal
In the heart of the dream
And a spade is a spade
If you know what I mean
And a rose is a rose is a rose

To deal with the scoffers
Well, it's part of the bargain
They heckle from back rows
And they bark at the moon
Their flowers are fading
In time's bitter garden
But yours is only
Beginning to bloom

So keep on that same road
And keep on your toes
And just keep your heart steady as she goes
And let them call you what they will
Just remember
A rose by any name is still a rose

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

These pictures my friend Katie took when we went to see John Legend in concert in May. It was a lot of fun!!




Friday, August 03, 2007

My last night in Missouri, I watched Larry King Live with Crista, her boyfriend, and her little sister (Larry King wasn't actually on the program that night). It was all about sharks. "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel was this week and CNN wanted to bring a different view to the table other than all of the constant shark attack stories that fascinate and terrify people. Apparently, sharks are in danger of becoming endangered. Ever heard of shark fin soup? Me neither. But there's a huge market for it in China. People all over the world will kill sharks just for their fins to sell for soup. Now, I'm not someone who claims to see the beauty in sharks. They creep me out. But it made me incredibly sad to hear what is being done to these animals. Excuse me while I go search for this movie: Sharkwater.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

From the Northwest... some that my mom didn't put up...






Lucy hates this picture!