Friday, June 26, 2009

We Are The World

We Are The World has so much talent, it is unbelievable. My mom showed this to me and I was instantly in awe. My dad then told me stories of how it was made. Listen to it if you never have; it is just so beautiful.

Attitude dancewear shoes, Forever 21 leggings, & jacket, belt, tank, sunglasses, earrings, ring all borrowed from my mom.
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” -Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Send Me On My Way

A thoroughly Matilda inspired day when summer almost started to feel like summer. On Tuesday, I went to Lily's wearing my previously thrifted 'Miss Honey' dress. 1,083 pictures (!) and this is all that ensued...

In the morning, I went to Borders. I read a bit of My Sister's Keeper and skimmed the discount bins (the cheapest holding books for a dollar a piece), but nothing seemed particularly worth buying and my mom had told me earlier to refrain myself anyway.

I was however thoroughly amused at how many magazines I saw that I did not know existed...Cat Fancy, Modern Dog, Rabbits USA? Who knew?
When we got to Lily's house, we were recruited to take Wink for a walk.
Lil had a staring contest with a tree on the way. She says she won, but I'm not so sure.
I thought it seemed very nice to go kayaking.

We found these shoes on the bridge. A couple of hours later when we were driving home from dinner, they were still sitting there getting soaked by the pouring rain.

This was before it melted all over my hands and down my arms. Still, it was delicious (albeit a little hard to handle.)

Thrifted (and immediately deemed the Miss Honey) dress, Payless shoes, Forever 21 sunglasses, & Forever 21 strawberry necklace.
I told Lily to be Allison from ANTM. No one can quite pull it off like she can!

Inspired by the final scene in Matilda (about 7 minutes into the clip), we hula-hooped it up. Lil actually used to be a bit of a champion.

Lily bidding farewell to her namesake.
Later that evening, we went to see my guitar teacher, JP, play. He writes a lot of his own songs, but at his gigs around here he can't really play his own stuff. Instead, he plays more Oasis, Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. However, when he was in London with his girlfriend, he was getting lots of gigs and he got a better reaction to his own stuff than the covers of classic hits. If you're interested in hearing some of his songs, you can check him out here. Go under audio to hear some samples of his work--'Free World' is one of my favorites.

Hope everyone is finding summer to feel like summer!
Have a lovely Thursday,

Monday, June 22, 2009

And At Last, Summer Begins

Wednesday, June 17th: Pretending Like School Was Already Over

Four of us went thrifting, pretending like school was already over. Although I suppose for the three of them it might have been , I still had the much dreaded math final.

From left to right: Emily, Emmy, me, and Annie.

After, we went to get lunch around the corner. Fries for the table was a must.

Kobi decided it had been too long since he had last made an appearance on the blog.

"Awkward Matt"

Outside the library, I took pictures after studying very studiously (ahem) for my math final.

My fake Converse (they're actually called Jokers) from Germany.

Thursday, June 18th: And it's over for real!

With a quick change of plans, my four friends and I went to Lily's house and decided to take a rain check on seeing 'Up.' Instead, we watched Trivial Pursuit and Family Feud.

The afternoon consisted of two pizzas, an episode (or two...) of Arthur (the one above would be Buster's Amish Mismatch), game shows, and renting Bride Wars.

Sarah's a star, clearly!

Friday, June 21st: And Vacation Begins

I've been into biking, although granted sometimes it's just doing circles in my driveway. I took it out while I was waiting for Bex.

Becky caught me later taking pictures of her. I tried to be discreet with the ones of others in the restaurant, but I'm not sure if I always succeeded in that!

I was in one of those moods where I just looked at the menu and anything sounded good, and I would have been lost in the decision making, so I just got what Becky was ordering: shrimp kebabs.
After we went shopping and Bex and I determined that we needed to win the lottery so we could afford everything from Zara.

On the way home, we got stopped by a passing train. I had decided a year ago that it was my life's goal to be the first in line. It was my third or fourth being stopped in front of one, and I oddly get excited every time.
Saturday, June 20th: Reunited & Graduation

My four friends from the volleyball team had been attempting for months to reunite at the local diner. The first time we all went together, Katherine and I were in a British mood and put on accents. Since then, we've been told we have lovely accents and asked where in England we are from. Now it's just a grand tradition.

Guess which continent?
Katherine wandering off to get poison ivy AGAIN after she just got over a bad spell of it the week before.

After, Jackie, Katherine, and I went to graduation. Even though we're not graduating, everyone in chorus, band, and orchestra has to go to perform. I think I would like to go anyway, even if I didn't have to. Although it can be long, it's a nice tribute to play one last time with the departing seniors.

Yes, we do modeling on the side.

Bex and I went to get dinner after. I got penne vodka.

It's hard for us to take normal pictures...

...yes, it's very hard.
I am SO ready for summer.
...though I might be missing school, just a tad. Hmm, whoops, what? Who said that?