Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Books!

Ahh, spring time always makes me want to sit outside underneath an apple tree and read til my eyes fall out. Unfortunately, I don't have an apple tree :( But I do have a tree house! So today I went to my nearest book store and bought three books: one on Norse Mythology, an epic Norse saga/tale, and a book on dying languages.

So I plan to spend my entire spring break (coming up soon, thank god) geeking out with my new books and knitting. And don't you guys just adore the smell of new books? It's one of my favorites :]

On another equally geeky note, I finished my first swap on Craftster! It was really fun and enjoyable, so of course I signed up for another one right away. This one is all about science and the people who love the different sciences! Being an archaeology major, I dig (ugh, sorry for that pun) archaeology, geology, geography, chemistry, and all that other fun stuff! I'm so excited for this swap; I'm practically swimming in ideas already!

I listed another pair of glovelies in my shop. They're quickly becoming my favorite thing to knit. They're an easy way to show off some really lovely yarn, and they knit up quickly and are oh so practical, so check em out!

Also, everyone please enjoy the Viking Kitty at the top. HE DEMANDS YOU TO! Haha, I thought he was cute :]

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mixtape Monday Pt. 2!

Hey everyone, welcome to Mixtape Monday Pt. 2! I hope you enjoy today's playlist! Again, the songs don't show up in order, so here is how the track listing is supposed to be:

1. Life Is (Super) Sweet - Cara Beth Satalino
2. Sweet Pea - Amos Lee
3. Young Folks - Dawn Landes
4. The Boys Are Too Refined - The Hush Sound
5. You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds ft. Regina Spektor
6. Los Angeles, I'm Yours - The Decemberists
7. Wildwood Flower - Reese Witherspoon
8. The Charging Sky - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
9. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
10. Love Me Like the World is Ending - Ben Lee

I'm in love with this week's play list, so if you download it (which I hope you all do!) drop me a message and let me know what you think! You can download it here.

Also, yesterday I made my first ever sale on Etsy! I'm so excited and can't wait to send it out (have to wait til I can get to the post office)!

So far this week is off to an amazing start. I aced a chem quiz, had mac and cheese and a corn dog for lunch, and finished my work super early in my computer class. I had an amazing Monday (which usually doesn't EVER happen) so hopefully the rest of the week follows suit!

The photo at the top of this post was taken by mkendall. Isn't it just dreamy? I love it! Check out some of her work at her Etsy shop by clicking the link, she has fantastic stuff!

Friday, March 13, 2009

People, who need people

are definitely NOT the luckiest people. I know, I know, I should love my fellow man, but sometimes they just make is SO difficult. My New Year's Resolution was to be nicer and judge less, and I've honestly been trying, but it's just so hard.

I'm taking some particularly difficult classes this semester, and the one I'm having the most difficulty with is Chemistry. Needless to say, I spend a ton of time in the study lounge. The other night, I was up to my eyeballs in chemistry calculations, getting ready to pull my hair out, when two girls walked into the study lounge. They were chatting to each other, which was the first distraction. I ignored them and went back to my limiting reagents problems. Then the one girl starts eating an apple, and the other starts with crackers. If you guys didn't know, those are probably the most loud, obnoxious foods you could eat while someone else is studying. Awesome.

Both girls proceed to set up laptops (while still managing to make a ton of noise). At this point I'm getting extremely anxious because I can't concentrate on my homework. Then, this is what REALLY gets me: both girls get on their PHONES. Okay, I can understand snacking in the study lounge, you need nutrients to concentrate! And I get setting up laptops, you might need them to do special online homework, but seriously phones?! Maybe I just don't understand how a person could be so rude, especially when others expect it to be quiet in the STUDY lounge.

So the one girl is on the phone to IT, because she can't get onto the wireless network. All while talking to the IT guy, she's making snarky comments to her friend, who is also on her phone (with her boyfriend, I assume). This girl then proceeds to have a very loud, very violent argument with her boyfriend, claim that she hates him so much, and just wants to hit him next time she sees him. Neato.

My absolute favorite part though, is that when each girl was done with their phone calls (by this time I was just glaring at them unashamedly), they just packed up their laptops and LEFT. So, no actual studying, no reading, just yelling on their phones, munching loudly, and annoying the piss out of me. Absolutely charming.

I'm sorry, I'm trying so hard to be a nicer person, but people like this just make me want to be a hermit forever. :\

On a much happier note, I landed a treasury! You can see the picture at the top (sorry it's so blurry, I'm so bad with cropping pictures, transferring them to photobucket, resizing them, etc). It's called "Who Can Take The Sunrise - and sprinkle it with dew?" The treasury is full of items that are inspired by Willy Wonka! Here's another picture for you (including my alternatives):
Again, sorry the picture is so small and blurry, but if you are interested in any of the items, just drop me a comment and I can tell you who the seller is! I was so excited to land a treasury, and had a ton of fun picking out all the items! Now I'm addicted, and can't wait to make another treasury (I've already picked out a theme, and yet again, it's based on a movie!)

So, I hope you guys all have a fantastic weekend (better than mine at least, more studying for Chemistry :\ )! Remember to check out my previous post and to download my Mixtape Monday playlist, because there will be a new one this Monday! See ya! <3

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mixtape Monday!

Hey guys, and welcome to Mixtape Monday! I'm gonna try this new thing where I post a mixtape/playlist every Monday! I think it's a fun idea. You might find something new, you might not. Oh well, I love all the music I post, and I hope you do too! Also, I really think I need a better layout for my blog, so I'm taking suggestions for that too!

Mixtape Monday: Mix 1
1. Manifest Destiny - Guster
2. The Dog Song - Nellie McKay
3. Mr. Pitiful - Matt Costa
4. Meet You In My Dreams - Building Rome
5. The General Specific - Band of Horses
6. Hold Heart - Emiliana Torrini
7. Dream - Priscilla Ahn
8. Time. It Will Not Erase Me - Lost in the Trees
9. Syrup and Honey - Duffy
10. Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields
11. The Only One - Ready Made FC featuring Yael Naim
12. Breakdown - Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring Jack Johnson

You can download the playlist here. I don't think the list downloads in order though, so you'll have to manually put them in order. Sorry! Also, the picture at the top of this post is from Lauren Alexander. Her work is beautiful, and this picture is so cute! It totally embodies what I'm feeling today (the hope that spring will be here soon!), so go check out her work!

Happy Monday, and I hope you enjoy the music!