Saturday, April 28, 2012

a year in review

"The English Major" at Wheaton College - old cardigan, floral dress, leather over-the-shoulder-bag, messy side bun, scraps of fabric pinned in her hair, thinking thoughts of Homer and Keats.

Studying, writing, and cappuccinos at Starbucks with Emma.

Did I mention cappuccinos? With either a swirl of honey or one packet of raw sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.

Sniping shots of killer style at the Art Institute in Chicago with Brie or Jessina or Emma - wandering through the modern wing and gazing at Rothkos on a Thursday afternoon.

Weekends at Missy and Bob's eating good food and relaxing in Evanston and Andersonville - or lolling on the couch with Squeak and Moon.

Enjoying stick-on Mary Cassatt tattoos from Jessina for my birthday.

Dying my hair red (twice) and being patient growing it out all year.
Filling my room with mugs and trinkets and paintings and friends - doing homework on our comfy couch.
Three road trips (Denver, Kentucky and Cincinnati) with various friends - lots of Nebraska and Indiana highway.

Continuing expanding my blog and photography, and of course, paring down and then adding to my wardrobe, developing my personal style.

Bike rides to Lincoln Marsh and Glen Ellyn with Jessina, Emma, Anna, Heather or Austin - lunches and dinners at Honey with the girls.

Reading, reading, reading reading: Keats, Zagajewski, Hafiz, Wallace Stegner, Hemingway, Faulkner, Zitkala-Sa, Kate Chopin, Mary Oliver, Shakespeare, Foxe, Edith Wharton and many others.

Many little adventures in between (this particular one with Anna at the marsh last week - her shoe fell into the water the moment after I snapped this).

All in all, pretty good.

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