Pretty painting, pretty weather.

Pretty painting, pretty weather.

Let me be the millionth person to say that the weather recently has been magnificent, especially when compared to the previous weeks filled with rain and hurricane induced humidity. If this is just a preview of Fall, then I can’t wait for the months to come. I was inspired by Maria Teorien’s Tape Painting post on her blog … Continue reading

Lil Bean in the Big City: Chicago

Lil Bean in the Big City: Chicago

I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to describing how much fun I had in Chicago this past weekend. I guess I’ll start with why I was there. Houston, my best friend from high school, is living there until November while she works with the Obama Presidential campaign. Perfect excuse to visit … Continue reading

Where Special Kids Shine

Where Special Kids Shine

I haven’t met very many people that say they enjoy public speaking, but most people have to do it at some point in their life. For class, for work, or in my case for a pre-school graduation in front of 200+ people. Last night, my mom and I delivered the commencement speech for the graduating … Continue reading

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

My dog Penny loves playing outside. But the combination of a hot Alabama summer and being a Boston Terrier susceptible to heat stroke can make it difficult for us to get out there and enjoy the world outside my apartment. I really like taking Penny on walks around UA’s Quad after the sun has gone down, but … Continue reading

Good Morning, Baltimore!

Good Morning, Baltimore!

Whoa-oh-oh, I just got back from visiting my wonderful friend/college roommate Leslie in Baltimore, MD. She moved from our home town of Tuscaloosa to the Charm City last summer for grad school (she’s singing opera up in Peabody, ain’t she fancy?). Here are a few things I learned about Baltimore: They’re public transportation is really tops. … Continue reading

Through the Wire

Through the Wire

Remember my little brother, Stuart? Tall, athletic, funny and, up until last Friday, cursed with a pretty bad underbite. This is Stuart the day before his surgery. See how his chin sits farther out than his nose? Since he was little, Stuart has never been able to place his top row of teeth over his … Continue reading

Oops, is it July?

Oops, is it July?

I know doing a recap post for the past two months is sort of a cop-out, but it’s my bloggy and I’ll cry if I want to*. *No actual tears were shed in the writing of this post. Here are a few quick highlights: Enjoyed a trip to Gulf Shores with my family celebrating Memorial … Continue reading

Ah, summer.

Ah, summer.

I love Tuscaloosa during the summer. Once UA finishes up its semester, it gets wonderfully quiet. Growing up, I don’t think I ever spent an entire summer outside of Tuscaloosa. If anything, I would take a couple trips to the beach with my family. But I like it that way. Tuscaloosa is most exciting during … Continue reading