Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 8 - a photo that makes you sad

Day 8 - A photo that makes you sad

This photo makes me sad and happy. This is at my college graduation back in Dec. 2009. It's me with my two best friends in a group hug. I think this picture sums up that day. I remember not wanting to let go of them. The 3 of us had been through so much to get to that day. We held each other up and carried each other through our 3 and a half years at CU. It was hard letting go at the end of that day knowing that was the end of our adventures there. I love those girls so much. Even though I know we will be friends for life and we still try to talk on a regular basis, that picture shows the end of an amazing chapter for us. I know the Bermuda Triangle will be strong forever but the emotion in that picture is so strong.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 7- a photo that makes you happy

Day 7- A photo that makes you happy.

This is one of my and Chris’s engagement pictures. My sister did a photo shoot with us on Leonardtown square so we could get some nice shots. This is one of my favorite pictures from that group of pictures. I think it captures me and Chris perfectly. ♥ LOVE.

Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things

Day 6- 20 of my favorite things

In no particular order:

  1. My soon to be husband
  2. My family
  3. My friends
  4. Hawaiian Punch Jelly Beans
  5. Theatre
  6. Weekends
  7. Chai Tea
  8. Organization stuff (planners, labels, etc.)
  9. Christmas time
  10. Sleep
  11. Chipotle burritos
  12. Writing/editing
  13. My iPod
  14. Facebook
  15. Baseball
  16. Italian ice and custard from Rita’s
  17. Reading
  18. Finishing a to-do list
  19. Roller coasters
  20. North Carolina

Day 5 - your favorite quote

So I got busy this weekend and didn’t have time to post Friday or Saturday’s entry for the 30 day challenge. Since we got an extra hour today thanks to the end of Daylight Saving Time, I figured today would be a good day to catch up on the posts I missed and do today’s as well.

Day 5- Your favorite quote

“Don’t dream it, be it.”- Rocky Horror Picture Show

Choosing this quote may be a result of the fact that Halloween was last week and I watched Rocky Horror about 5 times that day, but it is one of my favorite quotes. Pretty self-explanatory and I think that one quote sums up what makes Rocky Horror so amazing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blog Journal Challenge, Day 4 - your favorite book

Day 4 - Your favorite book

This is another tough question. I can tell you that I tend to gravitate toward series of books. I love being able to really get into the lives and stories of characters and looking forward to finding out how their stories continue. I've always loved picking up a new series and reading every book. My favorite book series when I was in elementary school was the Baby Sitters Club:

I loved these books so much I was even a member of the fan club. I read every book in this series and even read the spin-off series, California Diaries. I loved reading about their friendships and adventures.

As I got older, I moved on to Gossip Girl. In middle school, I was a total GG fanatic.

I enjoyed keeping up with the fabulous adventures of Blair and Serena and all their Upper East Side drama. I tried reading the spin-off series The It Girl (which follows Jenny Humphrey to boarding school) but just couldn't get into it. I think the TV series ruined the Jenny character for me. But I do love me some Chuck Bass.

Finally, a favorite book post could not be complete without my hands down favorite series of all time (yes Kanye, OF ALL TIME), Harry Potter.

I'll admit, I totally hated Harry Potter when the books first came out. My mom bought me the Sorcerer's Stone soon after it came out. I read the first 3 chapters and HATED it. It ended up collecting dust under my bed for a couple of years. When the movies came out and there was even more hype surrounding the series, I thought it was the most annoying thing ever. My friend convinced me to watch the first movie one day and I was intrigued. I decided to dust off my book and give it another try and WOW! As soon as I finished the Sorcerer's Stone, I went out and bought books 2-4 (all that was out at the time) and I was hooked. I have never been so mesmerized. I became one of those people at the midnight releases who would get the book and then stay up all night reading it. I hadn't been that excited about reading since elementary school. Truly magical.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blog Journal Challenge, Day 3 - your favorite television program

Day 3 - Your favorite television program

This entry will be short and to the point:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blog Journal Challenge, Day 2 - your favorite movie

Day 2 - Your favorite movie

This question is a bit easier than yesterday's but it is still impossible to pick just one. Leaving out movies that I love that are a part of a trilogy or series (Star Wars, Harry Potter) since those movies are in a category of their own, I still have a 2-way tie for my favorite movie. 2 very different movies.

Donnie Darko is one of the first movies that comes to mind when someone asks me what my favorite movie is. I always take something new away from it and it never fails to make me cry. It's an intense movie but it's one that stirs up so many emotions that it's hard to pull away from it.

As much as I love Donnie Darko, it is one of those movies that's hard to just sit and watch over and over. One movie and can just sit down and watch is The Notebook.

Quite a departure from the darkness and intensity of Donnie Darko, The Notebook still manages to pull just as many emotions from me. It is just a pure and simple love story.

Those are my top 2 choices for sure. Some honorable mentions go to Rocky Horror, Saved, and The Dark Night. All movies that I could watch over and over and all movies that pull different emotions out.