Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Novena

So I decided to pray this novena during Advent, cause I've realized over the past few years that I really don't prepare well enough spiritually for Christmas. Christmas as an adult has always felt a little empty to me. There's so much buildup and then fifteen minutes after all the presents are opened the letdown begins. There's so much we do to prepare for Easter during Lent, but during the Christmas season, its just way too easy to let the shopping become the focus.

Anyway, I found this novena that you begin TODAY November 30th, and say up until Christmas Eve. You're supposed to pray the prayer FIFTEEN times a day (which seems a little daunting) but don't worry, its really short.
Because I'm a major nerd I realized that the place I find myself most frequently during the day is --you guessed it-- my computer. Therefore I turned the prayer into desktop wallpaper for my laptop, haha.

I'll try to make it downloadable in case anyone else is game to join me, haha. Happy Advent!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I haven't posted anything in ages.
So a couple things:

1) Stop motion animation simultaneously fascinates and freaks me out. I'd like a piece in my portfolio but I think I'm too impatient to do it.

2) Being someone who is (almost) too un co-ordinated to catch a ball, I think its funny that I work so much for the Athletics Department. I took this photo of the seniors on the basketball team a week ago. I have so much other athletics stuff I could post. I'll get to it someday.

3) This book is blowing my minddd. A friend suggested it as a resource for a paper I'm writing about "hook-up culture." It proves that it doesn't matter whether you're a "good" girl or a "bad" girl, you've swallowed all sorts of untrue crap our society tells us about being a woman. Read it men and women alike.

4) Lately I feel this Pretty:
Really though. I've just been feeling pretty lately. For a couple different reasons, Me and a household sister challenged each other to wear NO makeup all last week. It was harder at times than I thought it would be, but it was crazy good for me. I really came to the realization that feeling beautiful has almost zero correlation in my mind to what I look like, its really more about what I'm doing. And then wearing makeup again this week has just made me feel dynamite, score.