Friday, April 20, 2012

The week in rants, raves and randoms.



What I wore: Top, Old Navy. Shorts, Korner Kloest boutique. Shoes, DIY (originally from Target).
Rants:
  • My email has been blowing up with awesome blog comment notifications (that's not what I'm ranting about! I like that part). So, I thought, "You know, I'm just going to make a whole new account, just for blogging". Easier said than done. I'm still in the process of switching over all my stuff so if it looks like I stopped reading your blog, I swear, it's just that I'm technologically incompetent. I'm workin' on it, yo. 
  • I have a pimple under my eye, and if I look down, like at the computer or at a book or at my delicious breakfast, I can just barely see it in my peripheral vision and it's driving me INSANE.
Raves:
  • OUR TAX REFUND HAS ARRIVED! I told Ryan I'm going on a huge shopping spree with it. He thinks I'm joking. Muhahaha. 
  • In case you missed yesterday's post, I've been accepted into the MFA Creative Writing program at Antioch University-Los Angeles! I'm SO excited to be starting graduate school.
  • And speaking of yesterday's post...thank you all so much for your congratulations and your encouragement! Seriously. I appreciate it more than you know.
  • This week was a week full of gorgeous days. I got my tan burn on by the pool several afternoons this week and now I'm applying aloe vera like crazy in the hopes that this pinkness will turn into a lovely, glowing tan, instead of peeling off my body. Fingers crossed.
  • Ryan's mom was moved out of the rehabilitation center and back home one week ago and she's doing so well! I got to Skype with her the other day (post-workout, so I looked really pretty) and she looked amazing. She's been getting out and about with her walker and the injury on her arm is healing well. And she was able to visit the cemetery for the first time. Still healing, physically and emotionally, but making excellent progress. 
Random:
  • When I was in elementary school, I used to experience these frequent, debilitating chest pains. They would strike suddenly (and randomly) and it felt like someone was stabbing me in the side of my chest, rendering me unable to move or breathe very easily for a minute or two. I was pretty positive I was dying. They stopped occurring so often, but occasionally it still happens to me (and, of course, now that I'm an adult, every time it happens I think "Oh my God, I'm having a heart attack. I'm old now and I'm having a heart attack"). A week ago, I was browsing Reddit and I found out what it is! It's called precordial catch syndrome and apparently it afflicts a lot of people. And supposedly it doesn't mean anything bad at all. So you'll be relieved to know that I'm not dying after all.

49 comments:

  1. such a cute outfit. your hair is so stinking pretty!

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  2. Congrats on getting into Grad School!!
    Also, I nominated you for a blog award today,so check it out
    xoxo
    http://khemp.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love those shoes!!!! You look so cute! :)

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  4. Congrats on getting into the writing program! Good luck! *Love the shorts! :)

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  5. Have fun on your shopping spree! Glad you're not dying -- that would really put a damper on my blog list. :)

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  6. Um those chest pains always happen to me too, I am so happy to know I'm not dying! Thank you!

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  7. I officially need leopard shorts in my life -- don't think I'd pull them off as well as you do though! So pretty! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  8. COngratulations on getting into Writing School!! You must be sooo excited. :) BTW your outfit is absolutely adorable. I always look forward to seeing your outfits. They give me good ideas on what to do with mine. Happy Friday!
    http://www.findyoursparkle2.com/2012/04/friday-favorites-fun-with-friends.html

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  9. Those shorts are soo adorable. I am ready for our check to come!!!

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  10. Oh how I love getting that tax refund! :) have fun.

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  11. Those leopard print shorts are so cute! Congrats on getting into the writing program. :) Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  12. Oh my gosh you are adorable! I want your outfit but I could never ever in 5 million years pull that off. Congratulations on your acceptance to grad school!!! I start grad school this fall and totally get your excitement for school! Minus the homework. =]

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  13. I am loving those shorts!
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  14. love love love the pink + leopard combo! you look so cute! our tax refund hasn't arrived yet--so jealous! and yay for discovering what ailed you...the internet is a marvelous thing ;) have a happy weekend! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

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  15. Congrats on getting into Grad School!!

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  16. Congrats on getting into the MFA program!!! That's so awesome. And I have the chest pain thing too! I'm always absolutely terrified that I'm dying ... so relieved to know it's not, you know, deadly.

    -- Emily

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  17. YAY for tax refunds! We got ours this week too. I will also be going on a shopping spree. shhh...
    Your hair is amazing! Love this fun summery outfit!
    :)

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  18. cute shoes, and i cannot get enough of your hair!

    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  19. Love your ombre hair! Beautiful. The pink and leopard look GREAT together! I love me some leopard too!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  20. nice post ! love the mix pink/leopard

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  21. Thanks for visiting my blog! Love your top!
    www.notasinfashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Great post...your outfit is adorable.

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  23. Your hair is just SO great. I cant even handle it! Loving the outfit girl :]

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  24. Every time I see pictures of you I just want to cut your hair off and stick it on MY head :) I want it!

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  25. love the pink with the leopard! very fun!

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  26. You are soo cute!! I love those shorts too!

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  27. Love those shorts as well! And your hair! Oh man! I hope your still checking your leftbrainrightbrainpugbrain@gmail.com gmail because I JUST emailed you! :) take care!

    Kelly from Kelly Was Here

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  28. ahh Haha, lovin' it. So glad I found this blog. I crave weird, funny writers - and my dear, you fit the bill.

    That pimple peripheral problem is THE WORST. I get that with dry skin flakes. Annnnooyyingg.

    And speaking to your last post regarding the future and the fears it incites, you're not alone. Truly, I think that's the most important thing to keep in mind. No matter how many people seem like they've got it together, it's fair to assume that the good majority of them are just as frightened as you.

    I would be a member of that majority.

    And from what I see here, you obviously have talents that you're aware of. Just do what makes you happy. That's what my dad always says (he's a writer like you).

    Money does suck, though. A lot.

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  29. Thanks fr commenting on my blog

    Xo, newest follower :)

    Adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  30. You look adorable and I love your shorts! Thanks for stopping by today! I'll look forward to reading more of your blog. Have a nice weekend.

    Leslie

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  31. I would have never in a million years thought to put these adorable pieces together but they totally work! You also have awesome, awesome hair

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  32. I'm glad that you aren't dying...haha. I was thinking about going back for my MFA. I think that would be so fabuloso! For your pimple have you tried Benzoyl Peroxide (sp?) I use it all over my face to keep it from being oily and I also use it as a spot treatment. Love the stuff!

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  33. OOOOOHHH! Cute shorts! And seriously, your hair is gorgeous! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Bailey
    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.de/

    PS- have fun with your tax return :)

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  34. you look lovely! love your hair!
    thanks so much for your sweet comment. really appreciate it!! : )
    what about following each other!?
    following you now and would be more than happy if you did the same.

    xxx love

    http://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

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  35. Congrats on grad school!! That's so exciting!

    You'll have to make a trip up to San Francisco before you start hitting the books! :)

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  36. congratulations on grad school!! and beautiful combination of pink and leopard print.


    //rachel

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  37. Congrats on grad school!!! Looks like we are both embarking on that journey at the same time :) I'm feeling nervous and excited! I love your hair and those shoes <3

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  38. i loooove love love your outfit!

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  39. Congrats on getting into grad school!!! So exciting. I just found out I got into grad school too! :)

    Also love your outfit. The pink and leopard together are amazing.

    xo Ashley

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  40. ohhh. Antioch U -LA awesome! And an MFA :) totally fabulous. Congratulations girl! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  41. Amazing!!! Thank you for your comment! Now, you can see my blog!

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    xoxo

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