mammoth orange

Thank you California for producing such massive, delicious, juicy oranges for my morning breakfast. Also included in breakfast this morning was French pressed iced coffee and lite lemon yogurt, as well as Cat Power's The Greatest.


super cute protesters

Now this is worth having a laugh over.


This evening my mom took me shopping for my new apartment. She said, 'Well, I suppose I can help you out with things you'll need.' Thanks mom! You rock!

Things purchased for the apartment thus far: pots and pans, ironing board, iron, dented drinking glasses, white and charcoal bath towels, microwave, Kitchen Aid utensils, green striped kitchen rug, orange and green kitchen towels, floor mop/duster thingy - you know the Swifter kind or whatever they're called, toilet brush, containers, glass cutting board, and I'm sure a couple more items that aren't coming to mind.

We took a break from our busy shopping trip and grabbed dinner at Olive Garden. I ate so many bread sticks it was insane. I was good and took more than half of my meal home, because Lord know I can pack it away.

I am so thankful for my mom - she has done so much for me throughout the years and continues to be supportive in any situation. She's seriously the coolest mom ever, hands down.


loving love

Miss Love –

I’ll never forget our talks. You were always telling me I need to be ‘getting’ some sugar from all the men.’

You even tried to set me up with some 40 something year-old with a jaguar.
‘Nat, I don’t want some old man!’
‘But honey, he has a fly car!’

I would then ask you about all your men. You kept them close to your chest, and pretended to play them like a deck of cards.

You always made me laugh when you told stories or 'talked' about people. 'Girrrrl, she is tore up!' And I would agree.

Your style, your grace, you had a halo of light around you. I always thought of you as an angel being so perfect. Now you are an angel, so perfect.

We will miss you Nat.


new chapter

I searched for my first apartment ever last week. I called one person and looked at two different places. I picked the second and was approved. The girl who lives there currently is selling her washer and dryer for $100 and they are only two years old. She doesn't want to move them, I wouldn't either.

I move in the 20th of April. I am excited because I've never had to do this myself. I am sad because of a relationship ending. I am scared that I will actually be responsible for myself - something I've never had to worry about.

The good things that come out of this are: I will be living next to Amy, there are lots of trees around me, I am close to downtown, Amy and I will dominate the patio in between our apartments, and I'm closer to my family by just a little.