Archive for June, 2009

keep me where the light is
June 30, 2009

This is what my summer sounds like:

John Mayer, I don’t care what faces you make while singing, please marry me.


Oh, those summer nights.
June 28, 2009

Do you remember when summer was magical?  There was so much potential for fun, and a little bit of trouble, in that combination of no school, long days, and warm nights.  It was like once the fireflies came out, anything could happen.  When I was younger, my summers were made up of bike rides to the pool, spending all of my money on candy, and playing manhunt with my neighbors until our parents called us in.  I lived on popsicles and corn on the cob, and my only responsibility was getting a tan.  

There is this commercial for Wal Mart that has been playing a lot during the America’s Next Top Model marathon I’m watching today. Normally I am not a big fan of Wal Mart, but there was something about this ad that was so true it was hard to ignore.  Told from a mother’s perspective, she describes all the details of summer, from the sidewalk chalk to the hot dogs, and how they make up the summer experience for her kids.  “To them,” she says, referring to her kids, “the magic of summer just happens. But I know what it takes.”

This knowledge is what kills that summer magic for me.  It’s like Christmas.  Inherently, the Christmas season is a little magical.  The atmosphere, the music, the overall kindness of people is different from the rest of the year and the whole world (ok, the whole Christian, Christmas-observing world) looks a little different.  But when you lose the secrecy, the Santa Claus, the mystery of where those presents come from, Christmas just isn’t the same.  That’s how it is with summer.  When you lose that freedom of just running around without worrying about how the lemonade got in the fridge or where those BLTs came from, you lose the magic.  Suddenly, all I’m doing is working and actually missing SCHOOL.  Everything is backwards and it is throwing me off.  It is strange to not feel that summer energy.  The only place where that magic still feels palpable and real is at Torch Lake, which is why I wait for that week up North all summer long.  There, my only responsibility is getting a tan.


John Dude living the dream

John Dude living the dream

Only 47 more days!  I can already feel some of that magic.

Something to think about…
June 28, 2009

Just a little PostSecret.


Even if it’s not true, it would still make me a better person to take that possibility into consideration.

For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun
June 25, 2009

Torch Lake countdown starts NOW.

story of my life
June 21, 2009

From The Truth About Forever

But as long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential. 

So, so true.

Stop this train.
June 16, 2009

Time is already moving too quickly.  I have been home less than a week and yet the end of the summer seems to be looming in the not-too-distant distance (ya dig?).  I was just laying here, unable to sleep, when a paralyzing fear of the future suddenly washed over me.  All I can see is graduation and moving forward and officially leaving the world of marginal responsibilities and general debauchery behind.  Now I know, logically, that I have plenty of time, but that’s how high school was too.  I still remember finishing my sophomore year thinking “Slow down! I don’t want to be half way done with high school already!”  And it’s hard, when you’re cramming for finals or writing a paper, to put on the breaks and live in the moment, but right now that’s all I want.  I’m going to finish each day and be done with it; each morning brings a brand new chance to live that day to the fullest.  This summer is going to be memorable.

In other news, I got glasses. 


les lunettes

mes lunettes

Obviously I’m really good at studying.
June 8, 2009

Rob and Kristen (because they will read this), you couldn’t do this? Come on! I know Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were dating at the time, but still…

Shout out to my big for this one!

We went out last night like we swore we wouldn’t do.
June 7, 2009

It’s official: Over this past year I have embarrassed myself in just about every way possible and made every bad decision you can think of while on this campus.  It’s time to go home.

Still good at procrastinating.
June 2, 2009

This is brilliant.  Check out, it will keep you occupied for much too long. 

I am so good at procrastinating.
June 2, 2009

I have found my calling.  Broadcast Journalism?  Foreign Correspondant?  No, no.  I, my friends, should be majoring in something much more basic and rewarding than the communications field.  My true future lies in my favorite pastime: online television viewing.  If I could find a potential career that involved me watching TV all day I’m sure I would meet with success.  Of course I enjoy writing and I am decent at it, but today I watched the last two episodes of Gilmore Girls season 5 instead of writing my History paper or, I don’t know, studying for Econ.  So, there you have it, my true future lies in watching TV.  Maybe I could be a critic for shows or something.  I know good television when I see it.  Something to ponder.


Something else to ponder:  This would happen to me, so Kristen Stewart, be not ashamed!  You have proven that even awkward accident-prone individuals can become worldwide teen idols!

…and a corresponding TFLN:

(802): that speech was about as successful as her performance in twilight

Harsh, but true.