Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Sky

It's the weekend. Enjoy the sunshine and blue sky that's peaking through those clouds.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mr. President

I spent hours last night looking at the White House Flickr. It's amazing how the White House utilizes these forms of technology and communication that are cropping up everywhere. President Obama's White House not only has a Flickr, but also a Facebook, a Twitter, a MySpace, etc. etc. Barack is way more hooked up than I am! I actually feel like I'm behind the times looking at that list.

Some pictures that struck me:

Obviously, I'm drawn to candid pictures of the Obama family. I just think it is inspiring and invigorating to see such a young, energetic family in the White House. I know there are so many negative things to dwell on and feel down about right now in this country, but looking at our President gives me confidence and hope. I think it proves to be an intelligent move to allow Americans access to private moments like these. It's definitely a good P.R. move, as it makes one feel as though the President is down to earth, loving, and a generally admirable man.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This week, I bought a few magazines. Among them:

Time with Michelle Obama on the cover:

I thought the article about the First Lady was really interesting. The cover was strong.

W magazine featuring Ginnifer Goodwin:

I was really surprised by this layout. The articles are way too short and the pictures aren't all that great on the inside, but the cover sold me. I love it!

Allure with Jessica Biel:

This was an impulse purchase. It wasn't really worth it.

Photographs courtesy of each magazine's website.

I seriously need to curb my magazine purchasing. It's gotten pretty bad.
Clearly, I've finally decided on a name for this blog. I'm sure you recognize "it's the journey" as being part of a common expression ("it's the journey, not the destination"). It might be cliche, but it was something my 10th grade English teacher said to me that I really stuck. I appreciate her because she reinvigorated my love for books and writing. She gave me a lot of advice and guidance that I continue to follow. I definitely reserve the right to change it, as I'm sure I'll become sick of it at some point. Nonetheless, it stays for now.

It's been really rainy today. I have been cleaning and doing little things around the house. I got a bit bored, which led me to this little survey that I found randomly on the internet.

8 things i look forward to:
01. my internship
02. starting a paying job and getting money again
03. Chance's birthday
04. my birthday
05. going to Atlantic City sometime this summer
06. my 4th year of college starting
07. seeing No Doubt this summer (I hope)
08. (500) Days of Summer coming out

8 things i did yesterday:
01. snuggled with Chance
02. called Mom
03. checked email
04. showered
05. went to Chance's house
06. ate Riverside with my dad and sister
07. saw the baby mouse my sister rescued
08. watched What Just Happened with Chance (I would NOT recommend it)

8 things i wish i could do:
01. have more patience
02. quilt
03. cook
04. ...other things that I don't have patience for
05. get organized
06. stay organized
07. be cool in every situation
08. have more courage

8 shows i watch:
01. The Big Bang Theory
02. Gilmore Girls (only on DVD now)
03. Saturday Night Live
04. The Soup
05. Jon and Kate Plus Eight
06. Parks and Recreation
07. Ellen
08. Oprah

That's all for now.

Monday, May 25, 2009

It's been a relatively uneventful weekend. I really like it that way. Chance and I did a little shopping, watched a few movies, and enjoyed each other's company. It was nice.

We watched Marley & Me, which was actually really sad. It had me crying for about 20 minutes at the end. I was expecting a comedy, but it was still much better than I anticipated.

I've been thinking of this William Wordsworth poem often:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

My internship starts soon. I cannot wait to work for a magazine!