Monday, December 26, 2011

If You Are Looking For An Interesting Read

This article left me kind of sad, yet it has proved to be an amazing topic for discussion with some fellow single ladies and some of the married variety as well.  If you care to share any of your thoughts on this in the comments below, I would find it interesting.  It's not getting any easier for us single girls.

If you found that interesting, this article on the lost generation may be worth a read.  Let us not be one of these statistics, if it is in our control at all.

I've become a fan of The Atlantic, if you couldn't tell.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Dance

She willed herself to breathe.  She only needed the one word.  Yes.  He looked at her and grabbed her hand as the word slipped off her tongue.  She hadn’t needed it after all.  The one that came up to her and asked her to dance knew her answer before the question was even spoken. 

He had a perfectly boyish grin as he pulled her into the dance.  She hadn’t danced but two times before.  Two times that had left her wanting.  She was at the cusp of losing hope of finding that one who could change things.  Make her feel like she belonged.

They danced.  She was surprised that this time was different.  He moved and she moved instinctually along.  For once, she wasn’t thinking of her gangly limbs getting in the way, because with him they didn't exist.  They got lost in the notes, as if the song picked them and they were the only ones who could hear it.  Those lithing notes that made her feel like a girl again. 

They didn’t need words.  Their eyes danced along with them.  She knew this was something more.  She didn’t know what it was, but in his eyes she saw he felt it too. 
With every passing note, she felt both elated and frightened, for every song has an end.  And with a grand flourish of strings their song too, left them as quickly as it came. 

Their dance, however, was far from over.  

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tall Girls - Yeah We Got Problems.

I stumbled upon this Tumblr.  For every tall girl out there, how true are these tall girl problems?? 
Here's a few that struck a chord with me. 

                                             fixed the grammar :)
thanks alliartist!
This happens, People.  Happened to me just yesterday.  Asking someone who is well in their twenties if they are still growing?  Come on.  Ridiculous!

Thanks caffrine!
Yup, 'nough said.

Two seperate people asked me if I played basketball on two seperate occasions in the past week.

Thanks Grace!

Tall girls have real issues!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And Round And Round We Go

Missing: Merry Go Rounds
If you find one, let me know.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Socks & Guitars

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Temperatures have dropped and we are finally experiencing the fall/winter we have all been anxiously waiting for.  I love this time of year.  Time to bring out the knitting.  Pull on the thick wooly socks and cozy up under a big, fluffy blanket with coffee in hand. 

Oh and the sleeping.  Keeping the windows opened just a smidge, breathing that crisp air, while smothered under a down comforter.  Amazing!  Getting up and out of bed is that much harder, but well worth it.  

I can finally wear my boots, coats, scarves, and hats.  These are exciting times, I tell you.  I know everyone in colder climates are rolling their eyes right about now, but it's so refreshing for us when last week we were still having highs in the 70s.  It's a much needed change that impacts not only what I wear, but my overall mood.  I might not be so happy tomorrow morning waking up for my outdoor boot camp class, when it is supposed to be a whopping 28 degrees out there.  I might be crazy.

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Also, I did it!  I finally bought an acoustic guitar.  Along with trying to learn a bit of Nepali language, I'm adding guitar to the list.  I hope I never stop appreciating the value of learning new things.  I had the day off and I just played around with the guitar for a good three hours.  It's nice how many free online tutorials are out there, so refreshing to actually have more resources when I've had such a hard time finding anything for violin music. Garage Band on my Mac even has 8 free lessons included.  Who knew.  I feel like I have a good start (don't worry I won't start recording myself and putting it up on YouTube until I've been playing for at least a week).  Now to find some fun easy songs to learn to play.  Suggestions? 
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