Thursday Randoms

Something about Spring colors are just simply romantic and graceful.

I need to tape this to my forehead. Or wait...maybe the forehead of everyone I always think are giving me funny looks! Because really...who does care?

My favorite time is when it's time to open windows and let the breeze in!

Yes, sometimes I wish I could.

This would probably be a very nice thing to see in your neighborhood, no?

Time for Mad Men and Mr. Draper to get back on the teevee screen...so we can hear more of this.

Sometimes. I wish I had more concrete examples of this...but then it wouldn't really make all that much sense, would it? Still finding those things.

I'm a sucker for love by the sea.

I have read half of this book. I have read half of a lot of books...it is a terrible, horrible habit. One that I am working on breaking. What a weirdo...who reads half of a book?

Mmm...Outdoor dining is my favorite.

Admittedly, I daydream sort of often. I think it'd be nice if someone ever catches you drifting off to just say, "Oh, excuse me. My head was just in the clouds. Back now!"

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Mr. Tambourine Man

My dear Dad used to sing me to sleep as a child with Mr. Tambourine Man and I always remember that song fondly whenever I hear it. Recently I was sitting alone (attempting to be in a confident, adult-like state) and put it on and was overcome with how lucky I am and how special this was.

My Dad and I are both of the Taurus breed (thus perhaps why we occasionally have little scuffles with each other) and have birthdays about a week apart.

So, in honor of your birth, Pops, and by extension you creating me...here we are, with a little Dylan mixed in. Love you!

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you

Though I know that evenin’s empire has returned into sand Vanished from my hand Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping My weariness amazes me, I’m branded on my feet I have no one to meet And the ancient empty street’s too dead for dreaming

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin’ ship My senses have been stripped, my hands can’t feel to grip My toes too numb to step Wait only for my boot heels to be wanderin’ I’m ready to go anywhere, I’m ready for to fade Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way I promise to go under it

Though you might hear laughin’, spinnin’, swingin’ madly across the sun It’s not aimed at anyone, it’s just escapin’ on the run And but for the sky there are no fences facin’ And if you hear vague traces of skippin’ reels of rhyme To your tambourine in time, it’s just a ragged clown behind I wouldn’t pay it any mind It’s just a shadow you’re seein’ that he’s chasing

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you



I used to think I only really liked tea in the wintertime (a habit I adopted since moving to the East Coast), because it made my insides warm, but now I have come to realize that it is actually a ritual I enjoy most of the year. I haven't ventured into iced tea as much, but my friend Melissa is a big lover of the iced tea, and with summer coming I guess I will have to try it more.


Something about afternoon tea is just nice and calming...not just because posh (and un-posh) British people do it.

There are also lots of pretty plates and tea cups that can make a big difference in the consumption of tea. Some people might pay very little attention to this, but if you are reading this, you probably know, I am not the kind of person to not notice something like that!

I think that tea goes well solo, or with a friend. That's another thing I like about it.

This triangle tea has quite a fancy presentation and also has a lot of good herbal selections. {image}

The makings of a chai tea latte...A beverage that I can almost always find room for.


A dark chai tea with a little love inside.

Tea outside--when possible, is a good idea.


Tazo Tea One of my favorite "mainstream" Tea flavors...Passion tea.

I'm not the only one who likes tea.


Coveting Kitchens

Sometimes I think maybe (given my place and age in life) it's a little weird that I have recently been thinking about kitchens (and how I want a really big, open one with lots of space for making things and sharing with lovely people) and then I realize maybe it's only natural since my roommate and I can barely fit together in the little crevice we call a kitchen.

Anyways, design blogs and websites allow me to live vicariously through them and torture myself as I covet these nice spaces. At least I can hope that someday I can chop some onions and whisk an egg with out bumping butts with my kitchen buddy (although sometimes that is nice too). Here are some of my faves...

I could go either way on a very white and simple look or a super colorful and cheery one!

Someday I will have one of these and I will invite all of you over! I'll keep you posted on plans.


Spring Cleaning

Shoot! I haven't been doing a good job of posting. Not that it really effects your life all that much, but just in case you get annoyed when you check back and see the same silly thing over and over again, I apologize.

If you were to look at my desktop right now, you'd think I was a major pack rat. Luckily, in this day and age, I can collect things digitally and no one will ever know how much I have! Anyways, usually I try and tuck them into some sort of file that organizes things, but lately it has all gotten a little O.O.C. (out of control, no?). So instead of going back and putting these some where I will forget about them, I'm just putting them out here now...

Hope you have a good week!

My lovely cousin is getting married by the sea this summer...I am so excited for her and my soon-to-be cousin-brother-friend-fellow-goof-in-law. This just made me smile. Love and the ocean...sounds good to me.

My mom keeps saying this to me. I should trust her (she's a smart one), because I think she's right...But it's hard to remember and really believe sometimes!

The flowers in Spring make things so wonderfully beautiful and alive. It's too bad it takes flowers to make me stop and really look at things, but at least they do!

I think we sometimes convince ourselves that what we do doesn't matter, but I have a sneaky feeling that it does. We are all connected and part of the universe and so what we do always has an impact. Good and bad...but let's make it mostly good! We need it.

More pretty petals! I've had petals falling on my heard twice this week. What a treat!

Get me this truck! Please!

A little Zooey...she's usually somewhere on my computer. That sounds weird, but you know what I mean. Girlcrush.

Good thing to remind yourself (and maybe, at times, others) of...

I believe so.

Why not!?

Quiet moments at night.

"There will be music despite everything." -Jack Kornfield (at a conference I went to this weekend!) ...even with broken keys!

This made me think of all the special people that I am so lucky to have in my life.

Sometimes, yes.

I really like this.