Like hash browns at Waffle House. If only I could cover them with cheese.
I’ve been looking at pictures on tumblr for hours tonight. I’ve got nothing better to do with my time except schoolwork, and that’s no fun.
I’m tracking the tag “tree,” which is probably unhealthy for me at this point. It amazes me how many people take pictures of trees. Beautiful pictures. I love trees. I was just looking at a picture of a tree that used spot color — only certain parts of the picture are in color while the rest is black & white. (Sidebar: I just realized how much I really like the and symbol) Anyway, spot color. It made me miss photography. I know that’s a really cliché thing to say; everyone is into photography these days. But oh well. I truly do miss walking around with a camera around my neck snapping pictures of anything that catches my eye (which is a lot for my ever wandering mind). I have a destination with this rambling, btw. I’m getting there. So I miss taking pictures. Which also makes me miss yearbook, photoshop, and Kim, but that’s another rant. As I was looking at this spot colored picture I remembered how strange colors look when you separate them from their surroundings. I’m not sure that made sense at all, but I mean that yellow leaves might look simple (beautiful, still) when the picture is all color, but when you take away the colors in the background the yellow leaves look so much more vibrant. Almost fake, sometimes. I’m not sure why, but that just amazes me. It’s fascinating, really. I’m not sure why I’m ranting on and on about it, but so it goes.
In other thoughts, I really want to go to Paris. I found this gorgeous picture of it on here today, and I want to go there even more now. Here’s the picture:
How could you not want to go there after seeing this? It’s so pretty! I will live there one day, I’ve decided. It’ll be great. My apartment will be ridiculously expensive and extremely tiny, but I’ll love every second of it. I’ll eat lots and lots of bread and cheese, and I’ll practically be a wine connoisseur. Yep, that’ll be my life, if only for a few months. That’s my current dream.
Another dream, which is a soon-to-be reality is moving into an apartment/house for next year. I’m pretty stoked. My roommate-to-be is really awesome. I’m excited to get to know her better and to have really awesome times. I’m actually really really jazzed to decorate the house. I know that’s probably really strange, but I can’t wait. I saw this bookshelf on here the other day (of course) and I’m in love with it. It looks like a tree. It’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately for me, I can’t figure out how to buy it. Mostly because I can’t read Chinese or Japanese or whatever language the website is in. It’s awkward because it describes the bookcase in English but then it switches back to Chinese/Japanese at the bottom where I’m assuming you place orders. It’s really frustrating because I really want need it in my life. My house is going to be adorable. I found one today I really like, but Bethany hasn’t seen it yet and it might already be signed for. That would make me really sad, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up for it. I think I mentioned once before that house-hunting is really annoying. But I’m saying it again, because it is really very annoying. I can’t remember at the moment who it was, but someone I met was once on the show House Hunters. We used to watch the French ones in high school sometimes. Anyway, the person said that it was completely fake. No surprise there. Don’t know why I thought about that.
Speaking of my housing situation next year (I’m pretty sure this is why I started talking about it in the first place), I really want a dog! I posted a link to the one I want earlier. He’s adorable. I know I won’t get him, but I really wish I could. It makes me so sad that he was just given up by some ignorant people who didn’t want him. How could someone be that cruel? I hate cruel people. I love dogs, though. I wish I could adopt all the sad, lonely dogs who have been given up/abandoned. That’d a lot, though. Maybe one day I’ll have lots of rescued dogs. And hopefully one day there won’t be such a need for rescuing dogs, because everyone will be smart, good friends to their dogs. Maybe.
I should probably quit rambling about anything and everything that comes to mind. I should also probably clean my room, do some homework, and sleep. But who does that? That should probably be all for now. Sorry to the literally 3 people that follow me whose dashboard I’m blowing up. Until I feel the need to ramble again..
I haven’t been posting much here recently, so I figured I’d update it or something, just to let you know what’s going on in my life. I totally ditched both of my challenges mid-way through. Cool. I’m really terrible at doing things every day. Oh well, maybe that’ll get better with time.
Today I’ve been looking at pictures on here of trees..my absolute favorite thing in the world. I’m completely obsessed, and I couldn’t tell you why even if I wanted to. I just love them. I think they’re just plain awesome. This past weekend I was at the market with my mom and some friends and I kept seeing a print of this one, amazing tree. I finally asked a vender where it was and she happily told me it was on Johns Island. She probably thought I was crazy because of how excited I got about it, but I don’t even care. My suite mate Kathy and I are planning a “romantic” picnic there soon. I can’t even express how excited I am about it. Here’s a picture of it:
I’m trying to think what else has been going on in my life recently. I’m in the process of searching for an apartment/living situation for next year. Can you say “stressful?!” It’s really annoying trying to find something that’s not overly expensive or in the ghetto. It seems like I’ve been dealing with two extremes of nearly everything lately. Annoying. Anyway, I’m pretty jazzed about next year. For a while I didn’t think I’d be staying in Charleston, but now I’ve decided that I am. I really like it here, and I think that’s what I’m supposed to do. As much as growing up freaks me out, I’m really excited to find a place, sign a lease, and move in so I can decorate it. Probably a little too excited. I found this absolutely fabulous bookshelf on tumblr today and I would do just about anything to have it. It’s green and shaped like a tree (obviously). I’m in love with it.
Speaking of love, I fell in love today when I was walking down the street. I was texting and walking kind of slowly when I hear these two guys behind me having a conversation in French. I was kind of caught off guard at first, but then I started listening to see if I could figure out what they were talking about. I mean, I definitely didn’t follow them a roundabout way to get to Einstein’s or anything..Just to hear them talk. It was marvelous. I’m pretty sure I’m going to major in French. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I’m pretty positive that’s what I want to do. I love it. A lot. Almost as much as I love trees. That’s pretty intense, if I do say so myself. Please don’t even ask, “what are you going to do with that degree?” Because I’ll kindly tell you that I have absolutely no idea. Mission work in Francophone countries, maybe. Or teaching. I just couldn’t tell you. I’ve got time to figure that out.
I’ve found myself being really annoyed recently. With just about anything, really. People in general are just on my nerves like nobody’s business. It’s quite irritating. I’m generally a nice person, too, so it’s hard for me to get the point (that I’m annoyed) across. I think that sometimes I let people with stronger personalities than mine walk over me because I don’t like being assertive or confronting people. Maybe I can get better at that, too.
A couple of weeks ago I put some pictures up on the wall behind my desk. It’s still not nearly complete, I’ve got a ton of other pictures I want to put up on my old computer at home, but I love it. I like looking at all my friends/family from home (and some from school, too). It’s nice. I really need to clean up my room. It’s getting bad. I’ve just been so busy with schoolwork I haven’t really had time to organize it. It’s hard for me to function in such a mess, but I’ve been doing it. Maybe that’s what I’ll do now. Yay cleaning!
I know this was ridiculously long and probably annoying, but I feel a lot better now that I’ve gotten all that off my chest. Off to clean, I go. And possibly to nap, too. I’ve got a ton of schoolwork to do this weekend. Oooooooh, spring break is in 7 days! I’m excited! I’m sure I’ll be posting more on here at some point.
*I think I mixed this one up with least favorite male character and did them backwards, but it works either way.
Ron Weasley. I feel like that’s not surprising at all. Lol. I honestly loved Ron from reading the books before I even knew about Rupert. He’s such a good friend to Harry and Hermione. He’s freaking hilarious without trying to be. I’d love to have Ron as a close friend. Plus, he’s tall and ginger.
Professor Minerva McGonagall. I want to adopt her as my grandmother. She’s so cool! I love that she’s an animagus. Oh, and I love her witches hat! I love that she lays down the law like nobody’s business. I also love that she is secretly not so harsh and that she will do pretty much anything for Gryffindor.
It’s pretty difficult for me to pick out my most treasured item. I don’t usually think of things I have as treasured items. It’s kind of an odd concept, I guess. This is [one of my many] Bible[s]. This one is special because it was given to me by a really good friend of mine for graduation. I think that I consider this my most treasured item not because of how nice it is, but because it is God’s word. I have a ridiculous amount of Bibles, but I don’t know what I’d do without them. Collectively, I think they’re all my most treasured possession.