Friday, June 28, 2013

End of the year goals

I wrote back in December about my goals for this year. One of them was to try new things. I've been thinking about that a lot as I'm getting ready to a new city and start my career. I want to settle on some nice hobbies to fill the void and give me a creative outlet. Here's what I'm thinking these days:

  • I want to learn how to make my own sushi. I LOVE sushi. If I had to eat it every day, I would be more than okay with that. I don't think it will be that difficult to accomplish, but I need to invest the time, money, and energy to get started.
  • I want to learn how to sew. I can hand-sew just fine, and I like to embroider things, but I want to be able to make things. It'd be nice to just buy the fabric and make a dress that fits me perfectly. 
  • Of course, I want to dedicate more time to this blog!
What are your hobbies? Any tips on my hopefully future hobbies?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Books and things

I've been off on a trip abroad! I spent last week in Mexico, as a lovely graduation present from my parents. It was wonderfully relaxing.

Before I left, I was waiting to post again until I finished a book, because I really wanted to talk about it on here. I was moving my books from my parents' house into my new apartment, and noticed a book by Nicole Krauss on my bookshelf. I'd never seen it before, so who knows where it came from! It's called The History of Love, and I'd actually pinned it months ago. I read it over a few days, even though it's a fairly short and easy read. It's a mash up of several intertwined story lines, including a refugee from WWII, a Jewish girl whose father passed away, and an author of a book that changes all of their lives. It reminded me of Jonathan Safran Foer's novels, but perhaps a bit drier. It was perfect beach reading material, but I unfortunately finished it before my vacation.

On my vacations, I like to have several books to read, because I won't read most of the time at home. I spaced on stopping by the library before, so I stopped at my best friend's apartment instead. I picked up a couple books, but only got to one of them. Oddly enough, I chose to read Lolita on the beach. I had never read it, and I feel like the classics are something everyone should read. I don't know how I feel about the book. It was difficult to read, not because it was too dry or anything, but because of the content. It was easy to forget Lolita was a child, and that made it hard to swallow. I finished it however, on the night we got back from Mexico. Any thoughts on Lolita? What classics do you feel are a must read? Any other book recommendations? 

Next week, I'll be moving finally, so expect to hear more from me! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Um, it's June.

Sorry, y'all.
Quick updates:

  • I finished my internship back in April! It was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. It took up all of my free time though. I was struggling to fit everything in. I had to make sacrifices, like only watching tv in the bathtub. 
  • I cut off all my hair in February. Oops. 
  • I graduated from college? What? 
  • Due to some unfortunate events, I've been couchsurfing for almost a month. Luckily, I've been able to settle down some. I still won't be completely settled until July, so don't be surprised if I'm not overly present. 
So, I've just been working a lot, trying to get a tan, and drinking too much. I also started watching Grey's Anatomy. Oh my glob, it's so (bad)good. Anyways, with this roundabout re-introduction, I hope  to start posting again! Let me know you're listening.