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Today in links

Every once in awhile I stumble on a veritable deluge of things I feel should be shared with the world immediately if not sooner. Today is one of those whiles.

  • Many years ago, in a world before Pinterest, there was a tangible entity called an “inspiration board.” It was a thing of beauty. Thankfully, they’ve made a comeback in this appearance on Martha Stewart’s blog.
  • Just when you think the Internet can’t get any better, you find a website like Coffee Cup Fortunes.
  • Speaking of coffee – two things. 1. This morning I was eating breakfast and felt
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A truer story

I knew I liked Lauren Venn as soon as I read her About page. It was so disarmingly honest. Her whole blog is like that – she does not pull a single punch. I’m on an unexpected but welcomed truth kick in life, so I find myself appreciating people who tell it like it is even more than I usually appreciate them.

This post in particular struck a chord with me, which is what happens when you read a blog post and find yourself shouting “YES!” in agreement after every sentence. Here’s a portion:

We’ve all come prepackaged with insecurities

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28

28

28 Collage

I turned 28 a few days ago (although according to some sources, I actually turned 29). And since I love nothing more than a good round of reflection, I came up with this list of 28 things that have happened so far in life that I’m really happy about. It’s not an exhaustive list, and I’m sure 5 minutes after I hit Publish I’ll think of 10 more things to add, but these are the ones that have come to mind so far.

In no particular order:

28 Things I’m Really Glad I Did

  1. Smashed 1/4 of an avocado
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On the mainland

On the mainland

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I absolutely loved  doing a travel season for admissions last fall.  It was the definition of a perfect job for me. I got paid to drive all over the northeast in a gorgeous rental car, spending every day surrounded by fall foliage, ESPN radio, city lights, and Pandora soundtracks. I got to interact with people in a way I’m good at: meeting strangers, making a positive first impressive, and exchanging concrete data (majors and numbers) with a dash of harmless personal information (short stories and anecdotes about why Roberts is such a special place). At the end of every … Continue reading

Football for Normal Girls : What it means to love a team

Football for Normal Girls : What it means to love a team

I willingly admit that I am an irrationally passionate football fan.

Irrational is probably an apt word to describe feelings of intense despair over the loss of a football game, but after the Packers playoff loss yesterday it’s safe to say that I’m drowning my sorrows in a side of ice cream with every meal.

And then some.

I posted this over at Football for Normal Girls today, and since I know a lot of you are irrational football fans too (or are trying to understand an irrational football fan in your life), I thought I’d post it here … Continue reading

A few things

A few things

 

1. I can’t stop listening to Dara Maclean’s new CD Wanted. It’s going to be the soundtrack to my life for the next few months. (And that’s high praise, since usually my playlist at this time of year is exclusive to decking halls and roasting chestnuts and fa la la la la-ing from dawn til dusk.)

2. This apartment description wins all the things: “Unpredictably roomy 3 bed 3 story home with enclosed rear courtyard.” Thank you, Craigslist. I could not stop laughing for the rest of the night after finding it because I kept envisioning rooms appearing … Continue reading

Closer than they appear

Closer than they appear

Travel Season

My travel season adventures have officially come to a close. It was 8 weeks and just shy of 8,000 miles on the road, and I loved every minute! Lots of people have asked whether I’m glad it’s over or sad it’s over, and honestly, I’m neither. I soaked up every ounce of travel freedom, spending hours in a car that works (!) while playing Christmas music and talking with God and stopping every 5 miles to refuel on coffee. But I’m glad to be in one place today, not navigating multi-lane highways or standing behind a table in a gymnasium … Continue reading

There is, in fact, a Room 464

There is, in fact, a Room 464

Let’s huddle up and discuss one of the funniest and most pathetic moments of travel season thus far.

Last Friday I had driven hither, thither, yon, and yonder – from near Canada to New Jersey – and had finally arrived at my hotel for the night. Not wanting to take multiple trips back and forth to the car, I loaded up like a pack mule and headed inside. To paint a picture: backpack, overnight bag, laptop bag, purse – which contained, among other things, a travel mug, a blender, and a bible – rolling bag, and my dinner from Panera. … Continue reading