Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Girl Can Only Dream...

...that this will pretty much sum up my all hallow's eve weekend:

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Almost Halloween!

...And it's another nintendo-themed costume for me!


I can't wait to see Adrian's Mario Mustache tomorrow (it's real fools)!

PS. I also really wanna make gumba cupcakes...but there's no telling what kind of disastrous fate may come of them after a few magic potions...



Smashed gumbas everywhere!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nerd Alert:

Zelda shoes!

So sweet!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

(Jareth) Cute-Story

This week I did speech-language screenings at a community charter school up in North Philly with my diagnostic crew. My favorite part about doing the screenings is the time I have with the little munchkins before the screenings start when I walk them from their classroom to the room we're conducting the screenings in. We're supposed to engage the kids in conversation to assess fluency, voice, and pragmatics (social skillz) because there are no formal measures on the screening tools for these areas, and the best part about doing sreenings during this time of year is the one golden question that gets 'em talking every time:

"What are you going to be for Halloween?"

Not only do I love Halloween, but theses little guys get so excited and jumpy and start telling me all about their adorable costumes and how they made a pumpkin trick or treat bag in art class. One little girl told me that she's going to be a princess because, "my mom tells me I'm a princess every day"...such sass! But the best this week came from a sweet little chap who said that he "was gonna be a monstaaaw!" (i.e. 'monster') and when I asked what kind of monster, he enthusiastically replied, "A.... BEAR!"

Ahahaha, so cute, you gotta love em.

"What up, fool?"


Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Beauty

I'm so excited! Alela Diane is coming to town next month to play at the World Cafe Live in West Philadelphia. This time I will try to get a good night's sleep the night before so I don't fall asleep during the show...whoops.

Here's another ikea-esque jam:

Her songs remind me of walking along creeks and in the woods of the secret spots in Delaware County.

It makes my heart go a'pitter-patter!

...And all the memories I have of these places are still so incredibly important to me, even though I'm not quite sure why. I am emotionally tied to these places and they just mean so much to me, to my growing up and the notion of 'home.' I guess it is a quality of being at 'home' in a world that is filled with such natural beauties and wonders and places to explore. There was something magical about that time, about being out in the woods where no one could find you, listening to all of the creatures going at their daily life. Ijust think this 'hidden world' is a special place to peek into once in a while if you get a chance, and it reminds me of being home with my best of friends.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I Need These Things:

This hat reminds me of the Great Mouse Detective...

...and in my case that is not a bad thing at all.

C'mon...a STRIPPER MOUSE in a DISNEY movie, STRIPPING for MICE who are drinking BEER and getting DRUNK. Drunk mice. C'mon, you know you wanna love it!

"Sailors n' bums, all of my chums!"

PS. It's Friday Fool!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What's 'Taters, Precious?

Things of Recent Note:

1. The Hope Sandoval show last night was lovely
...besides having to wait outside in the cold because the band showed up two hours late (good thing Shannon made us hot chocolate + Jameson to warm us up!), and pretty much falling asleep while they were playing (sleepy-time cozy music + Jameson + being awake and active since 4 AM = 100 lbs. eyelids)...But all-in-all it was very fun and relaxing. Hope has one of those amazing voices that is so beautiful and perfect, and reminded me of the kind of awe I experienced when I heard Georgia from Yo La Tengo sing for the first time live, (which was also coincidentally at the Church!).

Due to our combined-sleepiness power, we had to leave the show early...but it was fine with us! Some jokes concerning a certain scraggle muffin, his moon-faced side-kick, and rat soup were made, and general sisterly bonding occurred.

2. I am going to make this potato leek soup recipe today!
I think. Maybe. If I have time/energy (I still feel sleepy from yesterday's adventures). In any case, I'll at least go to the grocery store and buy the ingredients. I'll update as to whether or not it is particularly delicious or a potato flop.

"Boil em, Mass em, Stick'em in a Stew!"

Edit: 3. I started a New Blog (and no one knows why). It's called, Snack of the Day. You get the idea.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Sorry State of Affairs

I think the final straw in the realization that your academic life has hit a pretty rough patch occurs when you become aware that you've started to identify with the lyrics from Lisa Loeb's, 'Stay'...And not even in relation to your boyfriend, but to your Clinical Supervisor...

And you say I only hear what I want to:
I don't listen hard,
don't pay attention to the distance that you're running
to anyone, anywhere,
I don't understand if you really care,
I'm only hearing negative: no, no, no!


So I usually try not to use expletives on this blog, (you know, for all the kids out there) but hoooollllly shit. What's next?! Will Heidi Montag songs suddenly seem prolific?

I think I'm cracking up.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Special News Bulletin

The final sip of my coffee tasted like a chocolate candy from an advent calendar.

Although maybe this kind of advent calendar would be more appropriate this year...

I think I am starting to get a little too excited for even the idea of a Christmas break!

Yay holidays!! I love 'em.