December 28, 2009

black velvet

A pretty eventful Christmas this year! Took a little vacation

from my house and ended up staying with my relatives for like

5 days, including Christmas.

Unlike many of the other holidays, this Christmas seemed a lot better for some reason. As if by magic, I feel like everyone was talking about more interesting topics, and not just how school is going. It felt pretty darn good to have a stronger connection with my family members. Especially since they're just so wacky.
Carolers came to the door and we invited them into the house to sing for us and then made everyone in the house come into the front room to listen. I'm sure they felt a little awkward, but hey, that's what we do.

Of course, everyone had a little too much wine. This lead to my cousins boyfriend, Adam, placing a bow on his head for the majority of the evening and everyone else exclaiming that it was "baby's first christmas" I think it's safe to assume that I was thoroughly amused.
I also participated in Christmas Extravaganza this year.
Don't feel excluded, my Christmas-whore friend Brooke created
the event...more on that to come in a future post.
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For Christmas eve, I decided on a black velvet one piece with long sleeves (it had crotch snaps!)and black tiered pencil skirt. I might have pictures if I can get them from my cousin...I never end up taking pictures of ME! Oh well... I thought my cousins looked beautiful...despite their goofy, more than slightly intoxicated state.

I got a record player and a keurig coffee maker for Christmas!
I cannot wait to sip coffee and jam to old recods in my room.
In a fort, because I'm going to build one when I get back to school. It's going to be awesome.
 
 
 

Oh and not sure how I forgot THIS HUGE BIT OF NEWS.
I got glow-in-the-dark footie pjs. Dream come true.

December 23, 2009

but what was normal in the evening by the morning seems insane.

Christmas Eve is tomorrow and I'm super pumped!
Still not sure what I'll be wearing.. but I'll figure that out
sometime tonight or tomorrow. So many events are coming up before
the year ends. Christmas festivities, neighborhood dinners, new years
bowling, new years parties, and all the things in between.
Got my hair chopped today, too. Nothing special. I was going
to get bangs again.. but then decided they would be too much
work and went with a slight trim and layers. Thrilling, I know.

We decided to go up to Mt. Washington and of course
I was snapping away. The pictures aren't fabulous since
I was without my other lense and it was snowing..but eh
what can I do? Fun group.

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Hope everyone has a SUPER FANTASTIC Christmas!!

December 19, 2009

make a wish

happy birthday to my cousin who just turned 6 years old!
I was messing around with my camera and got some decent shots of the festivities.

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Got my nose pierced too. Maybe I'll get some pictures of that up soonish.

December 17, 2009

blue



She makes me want to have a fun makeup photoshoot. In the works? In my mind at least. We'll see if I can find the time to make it a reality.


December 14, 2009

that's my hand!

One by one, my friends are finishing finals and coming home for winter break. Thank goodness for this, because I'm getting extremely bored being here almost by myself.
We decided to shuttle the crew down to south side for some hookah, oh how I miss summer. It's so much nicer smoking outside or having the opportunity to take little breaks by walking a few blocks. When it's 20 degrees outside, breaks aren't exactly something that we consider anymore. We saw a few people that we graduated with, too. It's funny how this place always brings people together, it's so chill and I love it.


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Oh I totally forgot to include the story behind the title of this post:
As we were leaving hookah, Nikki and Sarah were bickering over who got the front seat. Nikki won and started telling a story. Sarah wasn't listening for some reason and then Nikki got mad at her for not listening and also because she couldn't get the door shut. Meanwhile, Sarah was shouting at Nikki because she kept slamming her hand in the door, each time with a little more force because she couldn't shut it the previous try. Ouch.
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PS... anyone have some suggestions for shooting inside like this? I can never get the pictures to turn out because the lighting is so funky and dark. I have a canon rebel xs, I can't find a setting that works well!

December 10, 2009

24 hours a day

Wow good, Katie. Go nine days without posting.

Anywho. This long long break has been pretty boring. I stupidly didn't call work ahead of time and so the schedule was made without me on it. I have no second job, so this means I'm pretty much done for until summer with making money. Yeah, I'm a smart one, you live you learn I guess. I just wish the learning part didn't involve me being an especially broke person.
At least I got one small shift in because someone needed me to work for them.. yay?
I try to be optimistic, but in reality, I'm kicking myself for being an idiot.

Thank goodness for dunkin donuts. It's open 24 hours a day, and although I feel bad for the girl that is always there at 2 in the morning, I really enjoy being there myself. Pumpkin coffee is my new addiction and at $1.80 with free refills, I'd say that's nothing to be ashamed of. Of course I always go with my favorite ginger and best friend, Alex. We yak for at least two hours about tons of shit. That's probably why I can never think of anything to say here, it's already been said to Alex so I don't need to vent! Plus he offers his very own thoughts of wisdom, I'd say that's a good deal, especially since I can help him out too. As i said, thank goodness for dunkin.
Oh. and aj, who pops up out of nowhere and comes to my house...


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don't worry...it's just his cream for coffee.
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December 1, 2009

all around me are familiar faces

I've had this song stuck in my head all. day. long. Why I left this movie back at school? I'll never know. I guess this video will just have to satisfy for now.
It makes me want to sit on the flat part of a cliff with the playing in the background. I would also need a blanket and pillow for this event. And a cliff..I should find one of those.




I was at the mall today with my friend Sarah. After paying at Forever 21, they gave me a free water bottle and a mini magazine thing for the store. I opened the magazine only to find Rumi, Karla, Susie, and Camille inside. Of course Sarah didn't even know who they were so I felt like some sort of freak oogling over blog friends I don't even know for being in the spreads. Naturally I didn't care and proceeded to tell her about their blogs and she also proceeded to not care as well. Good stuff.

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