Sunday, September 30, 2012

100 things to do in 2012: month in review

happy fall! i swear, it seems like just yesterday that i was ringing in 2012 on a cramped boston apartment couch, sandwiched in between one of my best friends and a semi-creepy guy trying to get me to cook dinner for him. but i digress! despite my gallbladder debacle, i still managed to make progress on my list this month. who wants to go to halloween horror nights at universal in october to help me check that one off?!

29. watch 26 new movies, one for each letter of the alphabet: CONTINUED.

i did see "celeste & jesse forever," which was great, but i'd already crossed off "C" with chronicle earlier in the year. however, i went to "pitch perfect" last night-HILARIOUS, btw- so i'm one letter closer. on a sidenote, people were like, clapping randomly after performances in the movie? which i thought was really odd.

76. win a trip: WON A HOTEL STAY!

so close! i entered an instagram photo from my summer travels into a sweepstakes doubletree was running and was one of the winners! i got a sweet prize pack with certificates for a 2-night stay, plus a beach towel, luggage tag, tote bag, computer screen cleaners, baseball cap and tin of their signature chocolate chip cookies! if i somehow win a flight by the end of the year i'll count this one as complete.

87. take a spontaneous day trip: COMPLETED.

last sunday, my roommate and i decided to head to downtown disney for the day - i know many people think i live like, in the magic kingdom, but i'm actually about 40ish minutes away, so this totally counts as a day trip. we enjoyed a lovely lunch on the water at fulton's crab house, wandered in and out of the shops among the tourists, and topped it off with some legit hot fudge sundaes at ghirardelli's. a perfect sunday!

Monday, September 24, 2012

emmys fashion 2012: the good...& the ugly

oh hey, guys! haven't updated in a while - blame it on my no-good gallbladder, which led to 2 surgeries, 2 days in a row. it's been almost 2 weeks now, the GB is gone, and i'm pretty much back to my old self. all is well!

anyways, did y'all watch the emmys? i was overall sort of unimpressed with the fashion statements, though i was happy that aside from the sea foam green and oranges, there wasn't one dominating color like usual. after some careful consideration, i've picked out my favorite & least favorite red carpet looks.


padma lakshmi

you know that phrase, "there's always someone prettier than you"? i think padma is that person. for like, everyone.

amy poehler

simple, gorgeous, elegant. love it!

heidi klum

a little split from seal did her good, i guess!


lena dunham

don't get me wrong. i love, love, love lena and "girls." but this frock is just not a good look.

elisabeth moss

this one reminded me of a brat pack movie prom dress. vintage in the worst sense.

portia de rossi

no words. girl looks like she's going to try and hide in the desert.

what were your picks and pans?!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

100 things to do in 2012: month in review

i'm slackin'! i blame it on the fact that i started my second (and final!) year of grad school on august 21st, so much of this month was spent running around and getting ready for the craziness. hopefully i'll make up for it in september!

16. go to the icebar in orlando: BOUGHT A GROUPON FOR IT.

i got really excited when i saw an offer for discounted admission for 2 to the icebar in my inbox and jumped on it. now i just need to, um, actually go.

29. watch 26 new movies, one for each letter of the alphabet: CONTINUED.

watched "youth in revolt" with michael cera, which was pretty terrible, and an old one called "a lot like love" with amanda peet and ashton kutcher. kind of cute.

61. watch one of the harry potter movies: ATTEMPTED.

ugh, i really tried to stay focused when one of them was on TV recently (the 2nd one? actually i have no idea), but i found myself muting it so i could listen to music, and i'd be lying if i said i was paying attention at all. i don't know if this one's possible, guys. just no interest.

77. find one new song that i like each week: COMPLETED.

found a bunch of goodies & i'm working on a fall playlist with some of them, including this motion city soundtrack tune. apparently they're still doing things and this video is one of the best i've seen in a while. i'm still not sure i get it.