Monday, March 28, 2011

Catherine Spills All

Day Two:  What's in your bag?
The contents of my purse are typically a jumbled mess, with everything disappearing the moment I try to retrieve it.  Ah, c'est la vie.  Disclaimer: this is the nice stuff from my purse - I didn't include the cough drop wrappers, pads, half empty water bottle, DVD I borrowed from a friend, miscellaneous scraps of paper, or a bunch of other crap.  My belongings are notoriously chaotic, and it is likely they will stay that way for quite a long time.  On a different note, I absolutely love my wallet.  It was a gift from my dear, darling little sister for my 20th! I will never tire of it and plan to use it until it falls apart. 
And, I'm also making this an outfit post! I actually liked what I wore today, as it made me feel classy, :) I'm still in love with the polka dot shirt - it was a steal from H&M for 5 Euro! Also, please excuse my grumpy face - I took this just after I got home from a long day at school (and a frantic attempt to put together a scholarship application that I just barely managed to turn in on time)!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Time Sun Shine

Day 1:  A photo of you, taken today and the outfit you wore today
Shirt: gift, Denim Leggings: Target, Purse: H&M, Ring: Forever21, Headband: Forever21

My Spring Break has completely sped by, I can't believe I'll be back in school on Monday, :(  The weather this whole week has been pretty pathetic for Spring Break, as well - storms, rain, fog, and generally cold temperatures.  But I guess that's typical March weather!  At least today we got some sun, even though it was still a bit chilly.  I felt like dressing a little more spring-like today, so florals it was (aren't I groundbreaking?).
I've been trying to keep up with my one New Year's Resolution (to get fit and healthy!) and have taken up yoga lately.  A TV channel offers an hour long yoga program that I usually am able to tune in for in the morning, and a really great channel on youtube with lots of different styles/techniques! I can tell it's working, as I'm a little sore this morning.  But I'm glad - it's the pain of progress! I'll be taking my sister with me to a hot yoga class tomorrow, and then we'll head off to watch Sucker Punch! I've been wanting to watch that movie since last summer when I first heard about it - and shitty critical reviews won't stop me!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Thinking of doing this challenge that I found from It's Worth Reading - From Zimstern's blog.  I don't know whether I'll be particularly regular in updating it, but I'll try my hardest! It'll maybe give me something to actually write about on my blog - give me direction, you know? Anyways, here's the challenge:

1. A photo of you, taken today and the outfit you wore today:
2.What’s in your bag?

3.A photo of your cellphone.

4.A day in the life, photographs taken throughout your day.

5.A photograph of yourself two years ago.

6.A photograph of yourself without makeup.

7.A photo of yourself, not taken by you.

8.A photo of someone you fancy at the moment.

9.The contents of your fridge, MTV Cribs style.

10.Your dream wedding.

11.A photo of the item you last purchased.

12.Your favourite movie.

13.What you want more than anything right now.

14.Your current wishlist.

15.Something you regret.

16.The most beautiful picture of your best friend.

17.A TV show you’re currently addicted to.

18.A photo of your house/apartment.

19.A photo of your handwriting.

20.A band/artist not many people know of, but you think should.

21.A photograph of the part of you that you dislike the most.

22.A photograph of the part of you that you like the most.

23.The next plan you have coming up that you’re really excited for.

24.A song to match your mood.

25.A photograph of the town you live in.

26.A celebrity you don’t like, and why.

27.A photo of your faviourite item of clothing.

28.A cartoon caracter that you´d love to meet in real life.

29.What’s in your make-up bag?

30.A photograph of yourself taken today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

A Trip to the Old Part of Town

A couple weeks ago, I went to the Walter's Museum of Art in the old part of Baltimore for research in a paper I was doing for my Buddhism class.  I've always enjoyed going to museums, and since I've never been to this one, I quite enjoyed it!  Part of the museum is in a new building, while part of it is in this awesome, old mansion next door.  I wasn't able to look at everything unfortunately (it's a really big museum, lots of floors and exhibits!), but I hit up all of the Asian art and a little bit of European Renaissance, Islamic, Byzantine, Christian, and a teeny bit of medieval art.  The weather was completely horrible outdoors (it was pouring down some serious rain most of the time), which made it an even better day for a museum visit! The whole family came along, so it was quite a nice way to spend our Sunday.

Have I ever mentioned I am a dork? Because I am, here's proof of me embarrassing myself in the middle of the museum - pretending I'm one of the many Buddha statues in the room.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Break

Oh, my poor little blog has been a little neglected.  I blame all my schoolwork - it's kept me from putting up a nice little update.  Well, here we are, an update!  Today, as a celebration of Spring Break/the end of midterms, I decided to do something a little bit mindless - shopping.  I bought none of the things in the picture (either because the price was too high, or I was unsure of the quality-to-price ratio), but I still think they're all adorable! I'm definitely going to be creating some crop tops this summer, I think they're great! 

the outfit is H&M, the shoes are Forever21
I'm rather exhausted from the long day I had, so this is going to be a very short post - sorry! I can be bothered to put in a good, decent effort for a post right now.  Sleepiness is very persuasive - dangerously so.   

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

pretending I'm cool or something

Old-ish photo from January that I just found on my computer, it's a lot better than my current face. which is still recovering from being sick.  As much as I love those sunglasses, they always slip down my nose when I look down.  I never thought I'd say this, but my nose is too narrow for them.   Anyways, I'm feeling a little bit better today.  For most of yesterday, I was really feeling horrible - body aches, shivering, slight fever, swollen and sore throat, dizziness, etc... But luckily, as I was writing a paper for one of my classes, my fever broke! Thankfully I'm feeling better today.  I think I got sick because every time a certain time of the month rolls around, my immune system becomes vulnerable and I usually get sick.  Anyways, TMI, I know.  Eh, deal.  

This Friday and Saturday, I'll be admin at my school Model United Nations conference we put on for high school students in the state.  Even though I know it will be extremely tiring (I'll be on my feet all day, passing notes and signing schools in and such), I'll enjoy it! I was involved in MUN in high school and absolutely loved it - I'm glad I'm still able to participate in it, :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Feeling sick/ill/under the weather/whatever you call it

I've had a sore-throat since last Wednesday and thus, am not a happy camper.  It's been on-and-off too, so I keep thinking I'm healed until the next morning when I wake up and can't swallow without it feeling like I'm being continually stabbed in the neck.  No fun.  Well, today seems to be the worst recurrence, pain-wise.  It even woke me up more than an hour before my alarm rings (and let me tell you, I don't enjoy being woken up anytime before my alarm rings).  Unfortunately, I can't skip school either because I have a German test (which I am most definitely unprepared for) this morning.  However, I may just go to German, fail that test, and then come home - skipping my other two classes.  They're only lectures anyways, I can just get the notes from a classmate. 
Well, I suppose I should be doing some last-minute cramming, rather than blogging, at this point.  That, and consuming as much tea as I possibly can in the next half hour... Hope your March had a much more pleasant beginning than mine!