Monday, January 31, 2011

When I find my peace of mind...

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(Jennifer Ouellette leather puzzle piece headband, Forever 21 dreamcatcher necklace, Gap sweater, LnA super zipper leggings)

Dear Readers,
Yet another snow storm has derailed my travel plans. I will be staying in town for two more days before heading off to the Berkshires for school. This is my fifth snow storm in a month. If it weren't for cross country skiing, my family, and hot chocolate, (and this stupid snowstorm), I'd be off to West Palm Beach rather than typing this. I guess the closest I'll be getting to sand and sun this winter is my Miniature  Zen Beach Garden. Alas.
Tis the season to be freezin',
Laura

Saturday, January 29, 2011

It doesn't really matter what clothes I wear... or how I fair.

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(Woolrich buffalo plaid jacket, Forever 21 necklace, GAP shirt)

Dear readers,
I had a successful shopping trip today. Winter sales are sweet, so sweet. I will show the spoils eventually. Right now sleep is paramount.
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you,
Laura

P.S. I finally cut the mop (aka hair, do, bouffant, etc). Huzzah!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I've got a question for you.

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(This picture is an oldie but a goodie; circa 2009)


I really love taking surveys, so I compiled a bunch of the random questions questions from the profile section of Blogger. Enjoy!

1) You've broken up with your old band and are about to release your first solo album. Please write the liner notes:

I know when Great Aunt Bertha bought you this CD you were hoping that it was “Detox”, which at this rate will only be available from Dr. Dre posthumously, or Lady Gaga's new album "Glitter on My Lobster Suit". Sorry for any disappointment  this album, "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Horrible" may have caused.

2) What's the best time you've ever had licking stamps?

I love me some snail mail, so anytime.

3) You forgot your mom's birthday! What can you make out of super glue and olive pits?

A not so temporary I heart mom tattoo.

4) The wicked backspin caught you off guard. How will you play it off without losing your footing?

Yell, “Stop Hammer Time!” and then bust out the “Can’t Touch This” dance.

5) You're wearing a sweater that stretches down to your feet. What color belt do you put on?

Black. Hopefully it’s that quilted Phillip 3.1 Lim belt that’s sold out everywhere. 

6) When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

Of course. I really need to buy a “clocky”, that alarm clock on wheels that beeps obnoxiously while hiding somewhere in your room and forces you to find it to turn the thing off.

7) The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

The same way people drink Keystone Light. Quickly.

8) What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding in a gingerbread house?

Gumdrop buttons and peppermint candies!

9) Your pajamas have duckies on them. Why did you switch from choo-choos?

I wanted Sir Topham Hatt pajamas, not choo-choos. *Cough* Thomas is not as cool as Topham *cough*. Duckies were the next best thing.

10) How tall would you be if you never cut your fingernails?

I’m not sure. Why don’t you ask Freddy Kreuger?

11) If you were a cannibal what would you wear to dinner?

Something with a lot of salmonella.

12) Unlike a dog, how can a turtle ever be naked?

*Turtle soup?

13) Describe the sound of a moist waffle falling on a hot griddle.

Bliss.

14) If your whole body were a hot air balloon, would you stop eating spicy food?

Nope. I’d just use spicy food to travel without the hassle of airport security.

15) Your hand has been replaced by a rubber stamp. What does it say?

It depends on the day. It would either say “certified fresh” or “classified”.

*No animals were harmed in the taking of this survey. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

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I've been in quite a monochromatic mood lately. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back in Black




Where's the money tree in the backyard when you need it?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Because you're mine...






























(Vintage lace up field boots by Salvatore Ferragamo)

  These babies are mine, all mine (insert maniacal laughter here)! I might have had a mini heart attack when I found them on Etsy. Ok, I definitely had a minor heart attack when I saw them on Etsy. I will most definitely be wearing these boots into the ground. My cobbler will be getting some more business. He has been fixing my beloved footwear for quite some time now. Thank goodness for resoling shoes!

  In other news, I attended a potluck dinner with all the host families in my winter study program today. African food is INCREDIBLE. I will miss it dearly when I head back into the dining halls. I made Sambusa with my family for the potluck. Here's what sambusa looks like:





























  It's a stuffed tortilla that's deep fried. Our sambusa had ground beef, onions, carrots, and peas inside it, but you can make vegetarian sambusa, which is equally as delicious as it's meaty counterpart. My only qualm is that there wasn't any leftover sambusa. BOO! I WILL be making sambusa at college. I have a feeling my sanity is going to depend on some home cooked food.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

For this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago.

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(American Gothic Grateful Dead shirt, Alternative Apparel Mr. Rogers eco cardigan, Nordstrom faux croc headband)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Year in Review

Dear readers,
2010 was a great year for The Wardrobe Not Taken, a little blog that could. This blog is the piece of writing I have spent the longest on, with the exception of a novel that I have been working on for about 5 years. That book is a story for another day. For my hundredth post, I thought I would do something special, A "Year In Review".

The best things about 2010:
1) The end of freshman year! Phew! I'm not (quite) the little fish in the big pond anymore.
2) The BBC series "Sherlock". If you haven't seen it, you SHOULD. *Just as soon as you finish reading this post of course*
3) My trip to California. San Francisco I love you!
4) My discovery of Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot, late in the game I know. Where have you been all my life?
5)  (Re) Learning to Cross Country Ski. I wish I had my skis right now so I could ski to work.

Worst things about 2010:
1) BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
2) Gas Prices. $3.25 a gallon? Ew. Pretty soon they'll be putting those ARM and LEG signs back up instead of real prices.
3) Lack of Dre's Detox Album. Again. I swear that album better be made of 24 karat gold when it gets released. It's been far too long.
4) Arizona Shooting.

The year in photos:
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Until next time,
Laura

happy halloween!

Monday, January 17, 2011

As cold as ice.

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Dear Readers,
  Here are a few pictures from my adventure out and around Portland, Maine, as promised. I could have gone to the Bahamas, or Jerusalem, or Nicaragua, but I chose Portland instead. I'm glad I did.
It's pleasin' to be freezin',
Laura

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