On My Mind

soo..i really have nothing great to write about., but i do like this quote:

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so that you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together."

as far as music goes, these could be found on my current playlists:
(natalie, this is for you. since you're currently out of touch w/reality)

great northern--low is a height and home.
lupe fiasco- superstar
straylight run-never gets easier
emiliana torrini-prettty much everything. to name a few: heartstopper, to be free, sunny road..
feist- let it die
the cranberries
rilo kiley

i'm kinda on that female-vocalist kick again. i go through phases with my music.

Just for the record, on a totally different note, I think Ellen Page is great. I watched a few interviews with her today, and she just seems so real. and i love that. and i also loved juno.

ellen page

peace & love.


Single Minded


So, obviously today is Valentines Day. I really don't like this holiday...maybe its because I'm a bit cynical? I'm a realist and I can't help it. Instead of boring you all with my reasons for why I'm not a huge fan, I'm going to reflect on the positive side of valentine's day for singles.

Being Single. It really is a great thing. And I'm going to tell you why.

1. VarietyHere's my analogy: Imagine going to coldstone and only being able to sample one flavor. Where's the fun in that? That's what being in a relationship is like. You're limited. Well, since i'm single, I don't have to stick with one; I can sample as many flavors I want. Being single is the opportunity to indulge and reject all sorts of people. This kind of freedom doesn't last forever, so I might as well enjoy it while i can!

2. Excitement
Life is all about transitions while you're single. It's more or less a fact that single people go out more often and meet more people than those who are already part of a couple. Being young and single-- I don't know what tomorrow will bring, let alone next month or next year. And I love that.

3. Time
Single people have a very valuable commodity: free time. When I get off work my time can be filled doing exactly what I want, with who I want – unlike people with partners and the many time-consuming commitments that relationships bring. Its nice.

4. Looking better
If you're single, it's easier to get fitter, be slimmer and look better - and there is more incentive to do so. It's more common for people in relationships to cook, eat and 'vegg out' together, none of which does their waistlines, or their looks, any favors. I'm sorry guys, I'm just saying it how it is.

5. No compromiseAsk any couple what the hardest thing about being married is, and they will probably say, "having to compromise". As someone who is single, what to watch on tv, where to go for dinner and where to go on vacation are tastes I can indulge without having to take on board the opinions of another. Maybe i'm just selfish??

6. SpontaneityI'm allll about spontaneity. I can appreciate the fact that if I get a last-minute invitation to a social event I can drop everything and go. Want to rush off to LA for an impromptu weekend? There is no one to stop you – and no one you have to take along.

So to sum up, being single isn't all that bad. Don't let Valentines Day make you believe otherwise.


the beginning

so here i am. doing the blog thing. kinda fun...we'll see how how long this lasts!

ok so i want to start a new hobby. I figure if i'm not in school right now, i should use it to my advantage. sooo, the problem is, what do i want to do?? I do want to learn to play the drums, but i don't have a drum set or a drum or anything, and i don't really want to buy that. I could learn guitar, but thats somewhat cliche.
I do like drawing...and scrapbooking. so those are possibilties. Or I could always start writing the book I said I was going to write?
Anyways, I decided to start reading Twilight again.
See, I'm not a huge reader. I like to start alot of books, but then i get bored and never finish them. Well I started Twilight way back in May...like 9 months ago, and I only got to page 154, and it just wasn't doing it for me. And then the book was all the rage. So i figure there must be something good in there..i just obviously haven't gotten to it yet.