Friday, May 31, 2013

On Memorial Day Weekend...

Last weekend for Memorial Day, James and I went camping with his family at his family's campground. While it would have been more fun had it been warmer and sunny, it was a fun weekend, with rain and all. Here are a few pictures that I took during our stay. I also posted most of them on Instagram if you want to follow me there. And yes, I'm still getting used to the weather. It is storming out here in the Midwest. 

James didn't want his pic taken, but I think I look good. I call this look camp-chic.

Still playing with my photo app :)

Ditka, the family dog, came too

Camp games. James and I lost pretty bad.

James using his hand-fashioned roasting stick, made with two sticks and leaves.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

On the Wonderful New A Beautiful Mess App...

A Beautiful Mess is a spectacular blog that I love, and this last week they set Instagram on fire with their new photo app. My entire feed has been full of photos enhanced by the fun app, and I completely understand why since I have been having so much fun with it myself. If you have an iPhone and love to add words or doodles to your photos, definitely check it out. Here are some of the photos I have been creating:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

On Chicago...

During my disaster of a day yesterday, which served as a perfect example of Murphy's Law, I got to explore downtown Chicago and see some of its many attractions. I would have taken pictures but my phone was dead, which led to me being lost in the city for HOURS, hence the disaster.
Here's some of what I saw in pictures not taken by me of Millennium Park and the John Hopkins building where my interview was:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

On Life Lately...

I'm choosing to remain mum on my whole job situation right now since there are a few things currently in the works...fingers crossed everybody!

However, if you've been wondering what I have been up to lately, my life has been pretty good. Just because you're jobless and poor doesn't mean life can't still be fabulous.

Spring has finally arrived in the Chicagoland and it has come in full force. Growing up in California kind of numbed me to everyday, natural beauty in some ways, but suffering through a Midwest winter (OK I was only here for two months. I'm a big baby.) has made me that much more grateful for spring, flowers, sun and spring clothes.

I've been spending a lot of time with James' family lately. When your own family is 2,000 miles away and you have no local friends of your own, hanging out with your future in-laws can be fun (we're not engaged...I'm just saying).

Also, I am so into all things 20s right now. I recently read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, which takes place in Paris during the 1920s (it is about Hadley Hemingway during the same period Ernest Hemingway wrote about in A Moveable Feast), and now I am reading The Diviners by Libba Bray, which combines the supernatural with New York in the 20s. This is all preparing me for, you guessed it, THE GREAT GATSBY. After my interview on Friday I am definitely seeing this movie (hopefully in celebration)*. I love Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo Dicaprio and the Great Gatsby. How can this movie go wrong?

*Sorry about all the parentheses today.