childish birthday excitement
i know it sounds ridiculous, but i still get a sort of excited feeling whenever my birthday is approaching. i mean, it fades a little more every year, but since i could remember the end of april meant the beginning of may which meant i was able to invite all my friends over to party, eat pizza and watch john hughes movies. i'm turning twenty-five in just a little over two weeks from now, and i really don't give a fuck. i'm not worried about feeling/looking old, because i'm constantly carded/mistaken for a seventeen year old. i'm not too concerned with trying to have a "mad jam" or anything, i just want to be around the people i love and have a good time. not sure what i want to do, but i definitely don't want to end up in a cab home, borderline vomit at twelve thirty at night like last year (and did i mention, i wasn't official with jesse yet at that time and the poor guy had to take my disgusting sack of a body home and roll me into bed). so what the hell should i do for my birthday festivities? all signs point to hobo gloves + drinking in a park.

crocheted flats
it sounds weird, borderline creepy, but i get pretty excited when i can start wearing flats outside again. i fucking hate socks, and i hate boots. i hate wet shoes and i hate cold toes. now all of that is over! and i can let my toes be free! i pulled out the ol' crocheted flats i have (that i think i got somewhere cheap like ardene for like, $8) and i love them so. comfy, cute, go with anything and they're cute. oh, and they're cute, too.

this song/music video

the shins
i've been a shins fan for years and years now, and they've proven to me to be a band with withstanding, wonderful music that i keep coming back to more and more. they have a strange, spacey take on the sounds of sixties rock/folk bands. they can kill a high-paced rock tune, or put you to sleep with their atmospheric lullabies. when i was younger (and really hip) i once had a username for friendster, msn messenger and other networking tools after a shins song, "pinkbullets". oh yeah fuckers, i was way too real for you.

rare beatles photos
i always think i've seen them all, but i love stumbling across rare beatles photos. it's like finding a $5 bill in a jacket you haven't worn for a while. i have about twenty books just dedicated to beatles photos. i put my poor boyfriend through a lot as beatles photos are displayed throughout our entire apartment. one day i will have seen them all! one day, i tell you!

tina fey's bossypants
i just finished reading this book yesterday, after buying it on monday afternoon. i barely put this thing down, and it has to be one of (if not) the funniest books i've ever read. literally at times laughing out loud. i've always and always will be a die-hard saturday night live fan, but i especially love tina's brand of humor she brought to the show and reading about her life working up to her job as a writer for the show in the late 90's to her now starring and creating 30 rock, she has some fucking hilarious stories and outlooks on life. she's able to make fun of herself in the best way possible and there are tons of little anecdotes about her daily life working on snl. a definite must read for anyone who loves saturday night live or just laughing in general. here's a little taste of what to expect:

"Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

"You'd be really pretty if you lost weight." (College Boyfriend, 1990)

"Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, overrated troll." (The Internet)

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Mommy, where are my pretzels?" (Tracy Morgan)


"Absolutely delicious!" (A Guy Who Eats Books)

"Totally worth it." (Trees)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny -- oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)"

googling myself
sometimes i google myself when bordem hits so hard i'm literally drooling out of the corner of my mouth. sometimes funny things pop up and sometimes i post them on my blog. oh my god, that's what i'm doing now! things that popped up when i just goggled my name:

is the best form of flattery.