Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oh, wait, I still have a blog?

Aw, don't be sad. (photo credit)

Yeah, I know that just about zero people read this blog, but I wanted to let the internet know that I'm putting this blog on hiatus for the summer since I will be in London. But I will be writing about my 3-month adventures there at my new blog A-OK In the U.K. Check it outtttt.

Don't be too sad, internet.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Madre, te amo.

Me and my awesome mama.

So it's mother's day, and I thought I would write a post about how cool my mom is.

Aside from giving me life and all that, I have so much to thank this woman for. She taught me to be myself, no matter what, and to never back down from what I want. To be smart and honest. She taught me how to make pancakes and how to perfectly wrap a present.

She's funny, she's smart and beautiful and kind and generous and I hope that one day I'm as cool a mom--nay, as cool a lady as my mom is.

Love you mom!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

List of the Week: Awesome things I wish I could do.

I think I'm a moderately talented person. What I mean is, I think I can complete most tasks I'm given with a certain degree of competency. And I've got some things that I can legitimately call "talents"--like how I can turn a phrase like nobody's business and how I am pretty good at baking and I am good at picking colors that go together and I am also hilarious.

But there are some talents that, if I found out you had one, either A) you would become instantly cooler to me, or B) I would be so jealous of you that I would hate your guts. So here are the awesome talents and awesome things I wish I could do:
  1. Speak another language fluently. My English is pretty good, sure, because I am forced to use it in everyday life. But my Spanish is just passable enough that I could probably read street signs if I were in a Spanish-speaking country, and I could probably ask for a sandwich and directions to the airport, but that's about it. I am so impressed by people who can speak two--heck, three!--languages fluently.
  2. Read music and/or play a classical instrument. I'm looking at you, piano and violin. I once read somewhere that if you haven't learned to read music by age 7 it will always be a foreign language to you. I guess this sort of goes with number one on the list. But piano and violin are such beautiful instruments that require such great skill to play that I consider anyone who is proficient in either to be pretty much a genius.
  3. Gymnastics. Okay, you can bend your body any-which-way you want, AND you can flip through the air? Amazing. But I will never be able to do this, because I am a giant. And not flexible.
  4. Sing. Really sing. There are some people whose voices are so spectacular, they could just be humming and I would be bowled over. I did musical theater throughout high school and middle school, so I met many people with great vocal abilities. I am still totally jealous, considering my own tone-deafness.
  5. Run/bike/swim long distances. Endurance is one of those things I know I'm never going to have; it's just not in my nature. But those people who run marathons or do triathlons are superpeople.
  6. Draw. This is something I legitimately wish I could do because I'm doing a lot of study in Web and graphic design and having some real drawing/artistic ability would be quite helpful. I have friends at art schools who constantly blow me away with what they can do.
Maybe with some hard work, some of these goals are attainable, but for now I am content with envying my friends who CAN do these things.