Archive | March, 2012

Highly Anticipated Date Night

23 Mar

Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when it’s morning again, they’ll wash away
Here it’s safe, here it’s warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

– Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games hit movie theaters today. ::Insert squeal of delight:: I am so excited to see it, I can barely contain myself. Doug bought us tickets a few weeks ago as part of our anniversary celebration. The even funnier thing is that the gift he opened from me that night was a copy of the book! Thankfully, he liked the book as much as I did and is looking forward to the movie too.

Early reviews have been really positive, and indicate that the movie stays close to the book. (Phew.)

I hope you all have great plans for the weekend- whether you’re battling the lines at the ticket counter (or the snack bar if you’ve already gotten your tickets) or enjoying the weather or doing something productive or having fun or relaxing!

 

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Good advice

21 Mar

Good advice

Enough said 🙂

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Happy Spring

20 Mar

Sprin

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No more FMLs

14 Mar

No more FMLs

Bad days happen. It’s just a part of life. This image is a great reminder that a bad moment, a bad day, a bad week does not mean that you have a bad life. Take stock of the great things in your life- both big and small- and soon things will come into perspective.

 

Image from notsalmon.com via Pinterest.

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Stanford’s 1st Annual Love Competition

13 Mar

Change of Heart

9 Mar

The “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters are widely known and are featured on an endless array of products. It’s so popular that, to me, it’s starting to feel a bit…played out. I came across this video that explains the origins of the poster, and it is so interesting. (It doesn’t hurt that the narrator has an awesome accent.)

I am also really excited to learn that there are two other posters that were designed with the KCACO version. One of the them will be a great reminder of keeping a good attitude during the crazy summer months in the office. Maybe I’ll order it directly from Barter Books, and pretend that it was a dusty original discovered in a forgotten about box…

It’s amazing how learning a little bit more about something can change your perspective on it. The history of this design was the same last month as it is today. After watching the video, I feel that new life has been breathed into the omnipresent poster.

Here’s to seeing old things in a new light. Happy Friday.

note: This was the last post that appeared on the old blog.

Moving Day!

9 Mar

This isn’t the same type of moving day that I am dreaming about, but it is one that I’m excited about nonetheless. My blog has a new home!

The other day, Doug told me that he couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment on one of my posts, so I looked into adding that feature. I couldn’t come up with a solution, and my Google search didn’t provide any quick-fixes either. Turns out that I was using a platform that doesn’t support comments, so I started packing the boxes (okay, not really) and here we are.

Please excuse me while I figure out the ins-and-outs of all of the new features here. I should have this figured out shortly (I hope).