10 June 2012
07 June 2012
i was rummaging through photos shot with my handy-dandy, piece-of-shit 5MP phone camera and i chanced upon this little guy. i don’t remember having snapped it, but i do know exactly where it was taken.
paniagua's walls are covered in writing, not to be confused with vandalism. the chaotic assortment of scribbles and doodles are messages left for posterity by its patrons on evenings enriched by social lubricants.
anyhoo, it seems the person who wrote the initial message views the glass as half empty and wrote their philosophy as such, only to have someone come along and spin it into a glass-half-full kinda thing. though i find myself ambivalent, i guess it’s nice to see that optimism (when it comes to matters of the heart) isn’t quite dead.
03 June 2012
o hai, tumblr. it’s been a while.
.. ben howard - promise ..
17 February 2012
the bon iver cover of this bonnie raitt standard has been floating around cyberspace since the summer, but they just recently released a 25-minute recording session featuring this rendition.
leave it to justin vernon and sean carey to suck my soul dry on a friday night.
enjoy the heartache ♥
.. bon iver (justin vernon + sean carey) - i can’t make you love me (bonnie raitt cover) ..
10 February 2012
it’s only a few minutes past 1 am and yet i’m absolutely exhausted, ready to sleep como un tronco. regardless of my lethargy, i find myself doing some in-bed bopping to this la roux remix of little sumner’s “selfmachine.”
.. i blame coco - selfmachine (la roux remix) ..
04 February 2012
9 times out of 10, if i see a ring i like, it’s probably going to be too big :( i’m fairly certain my pointer finger is a 3.5, and i’ve given up slipping anything onto my ringman since everything ends up being too loose.
imagine my surprise when i found dainty little adornments that actually fit! granted, they’re likely to turn my skin green (i think three rings cost less than $5), but if the [incredibly cute] rings fit, they fit!
30 January 2012
this is a bit of a throwback, but i ♥ this brazilian duo and consider this one to be timeless :)
toe-tapping to the twelves while planning my trip. march 29th is fast approaching!
.. the twelves - works for me ..
28 January 2012
last night was technically an “in night,” though i still managed to stay up till 3. that being said, i wasn’t too keen on starting my saturday early enough to have the option of watching morning cartoons.
unfortunately, the office beckons. and although i’m still feeling quite sleepy, this miike snow track (which has been on serious rotation since its recent release) is helping my day gain momentum. maybe it’ll help yours too :) have a splendid saturday!
.. miike snow - paddling out ..
one of our long-time residents threw a farewell party in the clubhouse yesterday. she excused herself from her guests for a few minutes to stop by our office to thank the staff. she also gave vanessa and i roses. so sweet :)
26 January 2012
one night of magic rush
the start: a simple touch
one night to push and scream
and then relief
ten days of perfect tunes
the colors red and blue
we had a promise made
we were in love
to call for hands of above
to lean on
wouldn’t be good enough
for me, no
on repeat: ellie’s take on an original track by the knife, as heard on bbc radio 1 ♥
.. ellie goulding - heartbeats (the knife cover) ..
currently working on the travel itinerary for my pending european excursion. though my post-study wanderings have yet to be finalized, at the very least, my month in salamanca is set in stone.
with all this trip planning, i decided to go through the photos from last spring. this is one of my favorites from an afternoon walk through the “golden city.” the plateresque detail on salamanca’s old sandstone buildings works in harmony with the sun’s rays. there are those moments when the light hits just right, and this was one of them.
09 January 2012
i don’t just own heels because they add to my height (i kinda like being a shorty and couldn’t imagine life being any taller), but i fell in love with the gray pair months ago because of the stiletto’s shape ♥. it was a pleasant surprise to find out that they were, in addition to being shmexy, incredibly comfortable. i had finally found a pair of 5-inch platform stilettos that didn’t make me want to weep with every subsequent step.
and because a good shoe is a good shoe, i bought them in black. LE WHEEEE!
04 January 2012
even though you feel lost in it, you can’t treat a memory like that
i don’t know what it is about this song, but i’ve had it on repeat of late, so i figured i’d share :)
.. we have band - what’s mine, what’s yours ..