Tuesday, February 23, 2010


do you guys ever use weheartit? I'm in love. here's mine. If you have one, I'd love to check it out :)

my landlord is coming to show our apartment today. eek!

♥ A

Monday, February 22, 2010


I made a twitter last night! it's mostly just another way to keep in touch with my best friend who lives very very far away. I am going to use it for knitting/crafty stuff/gluten-free stuff too. do you have a twitter? leave me a comment with your twitter! I'm still learning how to use it :)

♥ A

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

my sick day(s)

I am feeling so cruddy! yuck

I need to catch up on Netflix instead of just watching instant which we are totally addicted to! psst...every season on SVU in existence is on there. that is an entire week's worth of nothing but Law and Order. no breaks! ahhh!

I finally finished this after reading it like 20 pages at a time. I just don't have the time for "fun" books. I really liked it, a lot more than I thought I would. I can't wait to watch the movie now. I love Amy Adams :)

I went through almost an entire box of honey lemon chamomile yesterday. it's keeping my sore throat from hurting so much.

why yes, I do make my gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough in a Toll House container because I'm cool like that. I also eat cookie dough which I know is bad but I can't help myself. sue me

♥ A

but all that I could say was hey, was hey, was hey, was hey

I made this a while ago for my lovely lovely Marissa for her birthday/congratulations on being a grown ass woman and getting your first apartment present. we love Bloc Party :) it's kind of "our" thing. we go see them whenever they come to Chicago. so far that has been twice.

♥ Al

ps: I love the way the back of stitching looks.


I am very sick today so I'm hanging out on the couch watching crap tv that has been backed up on my dvr for weeks. hopefully I'll be cured by tomorrow! I'm drinking a ton of tea today and eating from a big pot of meat sauce and noodles that I made earlier.
my day will be full of this:

don't judge me :)
♥ a

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

oh, you didn't know?

You guys, it's kind of not a secret to people who know me personally that I am OBSESSED with hockey. I'm a big time Buffalo Sabres fan forever! I love my boys up there in Western New York! I especially love Ryan Miller who has been getting quite a bit of attention lately. He is the starting goalie for Team USA Olympic hockey team. It was so cool to see him play today in an Olympic game. I was so proud! Anyway, hockey is something that not a lot of people really love. People like it but it's not everyday you meet a real hockey fan. I love talking hockey with people!
okay, so I just outed myself as a giant hockey nerd.

♥ a

Monday, February 15, 2010


today I have to write, a lot, about this man named Egon Schiele and how a Psychoanalytic Approach to art history can be applied to his self-portraits and Expressionism in general. I've been reading a lot of Freud and biographies about Schiele. I feel pretty good about my paper.

I have really liked Schiele for a while now, my area of study is the Weiner Werkstatte and basically Vienna in general at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. I really really love art history. I think people either love it or hate it.

Schiele seems to be considered a "tortured genius" in almost every biography I have read so far. I might agree. I really like how he comes across in this scary, aggressive, erotic, overtly sexual way. His images are really lovely. His use of line is amazing. You could write an entire paper on just that. They look so frantic as if he couldn't draw fast enough. see for yourself.

Now, I'm going to make myself some tea and start typing.
♥ a

p.s. I think it's really funny how this image is above one of sea otters holding hands.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy valentine's day!

love love love ♥

Monday, February 08, 2010

the new girl in town

I'm not much for wearing the latest fashions or even spending $ on clothes at all. I think the most I've ever spent was $80 on a coat from GAP when I was in high school. I like looking at fashion magazines though and looking cute. I went to B&N the other night with Doug (my bf) and they had Paris Vogue. it was $16! I have a thing for French language magazines and magazines that are hard to find. I have a rule that if I ever find certain ones that I have to buy them no matter what. I don't do this all the time...I didn't do it this time.

I came across a spread in this illusive Vogue that I really liked about a girl named Tavi Gevinson and I was blown away by her style and her age. she is really quite charming. just take a look.

♥ a

Monday, February 01, 2010

blue people

Am I the only person in the world that has absolutely no desire to see Avatar? It looks so stupid! If it wins an Oscar I might just cry and give up on humanity. You could argue that I haven't seen it so how could I say whether it is Oscar-worthy or not? I have seen quite a few of the movies that are expected to be nominated and I can almost promise you that they are probably better (on so many levels). My favorite movie so far, Up in the Air. Loved it! The Hurt Locker was really great too!

rant over