Sunday, December 19, 2010

The time has come, the walrus said...

We had a wonderful brunch at the cutest place today! Alice's Teacup on West 73rd St and Columbus! I'll blog in detail when I get home, but for now, a few pictures to whet your appetite. :)

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Nighttime in New York

We're here! We flew in tonight, grabbed dinner at Cranberry Cafe, and checked out Times Square and Forever 21 before crashing at the hotel. I'm exhausted!

I saw this Singer on display at Forever 21 and had to take a picture. While I'm here I'll be on the hunt for the store that has a wall to wall window display of antique Singers! (The picture quality's awful, hopefully my iphone will take better pictures in the daylight.)

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Handmade Christmas

If I had it my way, I'd spend all of my time making handmade gifts for friends and family, for birthdays, Christmas, and sometimes just because!  Unfortunately, real life tends to get in the way.  But I did get to make one thing for a new grad. school friend!  

He SAVED MY LIFE one day when I left my brown folder (that just happened to have a lot of IMPORTANT papers in it) on a chair outside the Ferguson Center.  While I was at home having a heart attack, he walked over and found it for me.  :)  And since he's always wearing a Superman t-shirt...

I dubbed him Superman.  :)

(Doesn't his ornament look so weird hanging on my girly tree?  LOL)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Semester in Pictures

I'm officially done with my first semester of graduate school!!!  I just finished writing the conclusion to my last final paper, a seminar paper for my eighteenth-century class.  I've already emailed my Teaching Comp. final, and I'll turn in the other two tomorrow morning.  Phew!!!  I've never been done with finals before Finals Week actually started!  It's a nice feeling!

Here are a few pictures to contextualize my grad. school experience.  :)

These are only the library books, for one paper.  :)  

This is the most practical use they were put to.  (The picture quality is horrible, so like a good English major, I'll describe it in words.  "A leaning tower of books, of exactly the right height to allow my laptop to be level with the printer in my entertainment center.")  Don't judge my prose, I just spent 7 hours finishing a paper about letters in the eighteenth-century novel.  The fact that I'm still writing in Standard English qualifies as a miracle.  Seriously, tell the Pope.  

Wait, where are the rest of the pictures?  Oh yeah, I was too busy writing to take any.  :)

Christmas Break, here I come!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I lied, this is only a pre-Christmas update :)

I haven't gotten much in the way of craftiness done around here, but I did at least get my Christmas tree set up! Finally!!!

Now, I have very specific tastes when it comes to Christmas trees (and Christmas in general).  I dream of an old-fashioned, classic Christmas.  Think White Christmas and Irving Berlin.  Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, red mittens, and hot cocoa.  All that jazz.  Unfortunately, my apartment is a little small for the genuine Christmas tree of my dreams (plus I couldn't blackmail any male friends into dragging one up the stairs for me :) so I'll have to make do.  

And if it can't be real...

It might as well be PINK!!!