Monday, April 26, 2010

birthday quote.

A fitting quote my good friend Annie sent me a few days ago on my birthday...

The main event has never been the manifestation; the main event has always been the way you feel moment by moment, because that's what life is.

--- Abraham

29 and feeling fine.

I know the title is pretty lame.
But, here it is folks.
This is what twenty-nine looks like.
(at least for me.)

Do you have those people who ask you every darn year...
"So, do you feel any older?"
Well, this is the first year I can honestly say YES!
But YES in a good way.

I feel that all of my 20s have been spent trying to figure out life,
who I am, and what I am here for.

Well this year has been a HUGE growing year for me
and for the first time I'm okay with myself, my life,
and not really knowing what I'm destined to accomplish.

(although I'm really looking forward to some new adventures soon.)

I accept the uncertainty and I'm open for the journey.
Cheers to another year of health and happiness!

30, I'm ready for you next year!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy day, earth lovers!

Yay!!! It's Earth Day.

I've always believed that I was meant to be born on Earth Day.
But, as my usual self, I procrastinated and ended up
coming into this world slightly after midnight.
Now my birthday lies on the 23rd, but I'm still a child of nature.
Cheers to the soil, the trees, and the air which give me so much peace.
(images via Flickr)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

east coast lovin'

My favorite part about living on the East Coast
is that Baltimore is right in the middle of all the major cities.
Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York are all a hop, skip and a jump away;
which makes it perfect for some fabulous day trips.
This weekend, I chose to visit some of my favorite neighborhoods in DC.
Georgetown and Adams Morgan.

Sunday was a perfect day. (Sunny and 60 degrees)
I got in some much needed walking, a little bit of shopping, and tons of fresh air.
Besides perusing the shops, I also spent time wandering aimlessly through the nearby neighborhoods.
Dreaming of which million dollar house could be mine one day.
(the two above are for sale, do you think they would take a down payment of roughly $52.76?)

I continued on a little stroll near the water. Lots and lots of were boats out.
I love this picture of the canoe in front of the city scape.

I finally headed over to my favorite coffeehouse in Adams Morgan.
The atmosphere is SO chill here.
Mixed matched furniture, local art, great salads/sandwiches,
and really good looking waiters. :)

I may have ended my day with a few treats.
I tried REALLY hard to resist the sweets.
But, #1- my birthday is in less than a week, why not start the celebration now?
and #2, vegan bakeries are hard to come by.
I'm just doing my part to keep them in business.
Don't judge.
I had to take this photo in the car,
because one of these bad boys was devoured before I even got home.

Friday, April 16, 2010

quote of the week.

The world is your playground. Why aren't you playing?
-Ellie Katz

*by the way, don't I look pretty kick-butt sitting on top this rock?*

Thursday, April 15, 2010

an education

I'm not sure I'm the best person to be giving movie advice.
Mainly because I don't watch many and I guess I don't have much to compare them too.
But, "an Education" was a fabulous movie.
Carey Mulligan is stunning, the costumes are mouth watering,
and the music is 1960 at it's best.
I highly recommend it, (although, I truly rate movies on their soundtracks)
the story line is equally as dreamy.

mixtape spring 2010

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Can't stop listening to this playlist.
It has been in heavy rotation lately.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Isn't it funny how holidays change when you're not a kid anymore?
The anticipation and hurry are sort of lost along the way.
I kind of enjoy how it now just becomes a relaxing day with family and food.

After the horrendous winter we had this year,
I couldn't have planned a more perfect Easter Sunday.
Mid 70s, sun, blue sky, and a cool breeze.

Before dinner, I did a little nature exploring in my grandparents backyard.

And, found this old abandoned office building nearby.
I love the look of buildings after many years of vacancy.
Before they completely break down, it looks as though the earth just starts consuming it.
My Pop-Pop informed me that this building used to be the office for the man who invented the first metal press.
Before the hydraulic press, they used it to stamp out metal in assembly lines to create the first mass produced cars by Henry Ford. Cool huh?

I have to admit, I spent about an hour watching these silly little turtles.
They spend the entire day sunbathing on this branch. Tough life.
I also tried to become friends with this cow,
but as soon as I got too close he scampered away. :(

Nothing this weekend beats some quality time in my favorite reading chair.
I like to think that my grandparents reserve this for me whenever I come to visit.
After I say my hellos and catch up with everyone, I tend to wander off, grab my book,
and head out to read while listening to the sounds of the lake.

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend like I did.
It's a little painful to think that the work week starts in about 14 hours.