What You Want, Want, Want


I don't have near enough time, energy, or creative juices flowing to make any sort of elaborate post full of photographs and witty remarks. So, instead of dedicating this post to a list of random ramblings, fashion trends, or my weekend whereabouts, this post is about none other than an umbrella. I tend to steal ideas from Gossip Girl in an effort to make my own life slightly more glamorous. And since I can't always purchase Blair's Balenciaga gowns and I can't my make my hair sparkle every time it hits the light like Serena, I've resorted to copying the girls' rain gear. I want B's clear umbrella. Call me crazy. Call me random. You've been requesting a post, so here you have it. May your Tuesday be more relaxing than mine.

Biscuits & Gravy



In between my last post and now, I've attended a fashion show, had a Rock & Roll Pep Rally, added at least 100 songs to my iTunes library, gushed over the last Gossip Girl episode, uncovered an adorable new late night spot, applied to 4 colleges, and received more blog publicity than ever before. So, you'd think I'd have something to say on this blog of mine. Consequently, all of these matters of business have caused me to stray from my cyber-space time. I hope to address many if not all of the matters soon, but for now I'll share a recent English assignment. Don't worry; it's not my critical analysis of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. It's vastly more entertaining. It did, however, pertain to another celebrated piece of literature: Beowulf. We were given a passage from the story in which Beowulf confronts the king of Hrothgar to defeat the evil monster Grendel. With it, we were asked to parallel his general form of boasting and persuading, except with something more relevant to our own lives. Unless killing off villains is your thing, I guess.

I chose to take a more satiric, comic route, although I did take a moment to consider Mrs. Kohlmaier's comment that "if you're not funny, don't start trying now for this assignment." We presented in class on what is famously marked in a senior's calendar as Boasting Day. There were future chemists and NBA stars; there were guido-wannabes and warriors in battle against the infamous senioritis. And then there was the eager student just wanting a spot on the Varsity football team. That student was me, your very own B.

Hey there, Coach Koch. The name's Molly McConn.

You know my brother, Andy,

for it was the 2005 football team he was on.

I am the little sis to a trio of athlete brothers.

I've spent years on the sidelines cheering on your teams,

and I just now realized it's

on that field that I really want to be.

So, yes, I've come to ask your permission

To be on the roster for the Memorial’s v-squad football team.

Don't be fooled by my bountiful bleach blonde hair;

I'm rough and tough beneath these golden locks.

Besides, even as a hormonal-girlie-girl-teen

I've still got a good two inches on you—not to be mean!

I’d gladly don those fresh smelling uniforms

‘cause shoulder pads are totally coming back in.

But, it would look even better in this muted pink shade.

Red jerseys to pink—such an upgrade.

I'd love to meet guys from other schools

And from what I hear, this will give me “direct contact.”

I'm open to playing practically any position

just as long as I'm not one of the split ends (the word just makes me cringe!)

Isn't it taboo to hit a girl?

So with me on the field the opponent's defense is destroyed.

I want to take part in the fun Friday football festivities

My musical gifts are lacking; so, the band just won't do.

And, well, let's be honest--do I look like a cheerleader to you?

So your football team is the clear choice.

My friends say it may be intense,

But I've seen those drawing boards of the plays

and I'll see is hugs and kisses, Xs and Os!

My résumé so far is quite impressive.

I've attended a fair share of high school games,

won a college football draft,

and even been on the winning team for a family Thanksgiving backyard match.

So I'll buy some magical-muscle-building-beverages

Muscle Milk, I think it’s called?

I'll even put on the L-Bs.

Just put me on the team pretty please please please.

As you know the big Katy game is near,

But never fear, your girl Moll is here!


That's all for tonight; gotta wake up early for an early morning wake-up call for birthday girl Lexi Fink (pictured above)! Happy 18th, love you!

It's the Magical Mystery Kind


[Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, image via Google Images]

Austin City Limits was this weekend. I had quite a few friends head to ATX for this festival known for bringing out huge names like The Eagles, Vampire Weekend, Muse, and Norah Jones. Better than that, though, is its knack for uncovering unknown bands and turning them into overnight sensations. Cheerleading duties called last night, but I was able to make my own mini-sized version of ACL by going to the Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros concert in lieu of the usual field house Whata after game routine.

If you've read Lana's blog, she mentions their hit song "Home" I'd say in 3 out of 5 of her posts. And it's quite worthy of it. The duets of the lead male and female are out of this world. I first discovered ES&TMZ on none other than Gossip Girl (new episode tonight, 4th season is fantastic so far!). Now, boys, even though you'd like to think us girls don't know about your secret obsessions with shows like Gossip Girl, The OC, and yes, even Glee, we're well aware. But, in case you're too scared to admit it, "Home" has also been featured on a recent NFL Commercial. Clearly, it's a versatile song with lyrics appealing to a mass audience. If you haven't seen either, check them both out right here.

And watch here at 1:34 to see how yet again I thank Gossip Girl for another brilliant artist added to my iTunes library.

Brooke--a passionate Edward Sharpe fan
Mackenzie, my precious friend who I believe became a passionate fan that night!
And Kirby, a future Communications-bound Longhorn and big time BOD reader
The girls rockin' out with their tambourines featuring the band's logo.
The album cover obsession continues with this one. The performance was spectacular. Judging from Edward's performance, I wouldn't be surprised if he downed multiple 5-Hour Energys before the show. Tonight they performed at ACL, but I'm glad we got the VIP private performance, although Julianne said her experience was incredible. Guess I'll have to see for myself in years to come!
Love you all; here's to another successful weekend of senior year!

And I'd like to dedicate this post and the song "Home" to a beloved fan Natalie McAninch. Love, Naomi

If I Got Lonely, I Could Talk to the Trees


ModCloth @ NYFW from ModCloth on Vimeo.

Much to my dismay, I couldn't quite manage booking a flight to NY for their Fashion Week. That thing called school is always so inconveniently scheduled. Luckily, I had a couple of alternate means of experiencing the madness of this week one of which being through this video. It was posted on ModCloth's blog. ModCloth is an online vintage store along with being my first place to turn for outerwear.

There's a few things that struck me about this.
First of all, it's vertical. Very striking and appropriate for anything fashion-related to show full-body outfit shots.
Secondly, the song. As the ending credit says, the song is "Se Ty M'ami" by Lacrymosa.
The sporadic nature of the filming depicts the chaos of New York's Fashion Week (not that I know from personal experience, but I presume…)

But, forget the details. It just made me smile at the simple things that can be incorporated into everyday life: a sweet melody, the endearing face of a restless puppy, the charm of a bright red wall, a vase of freshly picked pure white flowers, masses of people admiring the arts, and big-city-noise.

The world is at your feet. So in honor of Columbus Day weekend, I say go! Go explore. Explore your closet, your attic, your backyard, your downtown. Heck, explore the Internet. And have a fabulous three day weekend.