Lil Bits of Everything

6.18.2011

I just sent off Mary Elizabeth back to Austin after her brief stay at the MB inn last night. We finally met and had a great time sharing stories and high school experiences. She met my mom, sister and nieces at lunch and then several of my friends last night during a wonderful dinner at Shade. We showed her our favorite neighborhood yogurt spot and then went to a late showing of Midnight in Paris (third time's a charm, mol!) and though it was visually appealing, the storyline was somewhat dense. I recommend seeing it when you're fully alert, not at ten o'clock after a long day. Still, worth a see especially if you're a literary buff.

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My roommates and I finally landed on a decision about bedding. Thankfully, we were all on the same page with ideas. Our color palette will be a soft grey with whites and then accents of coral, turquoise and yellow. The decorative pillows have yet to be chosen; we saved the best part for last!

Good news in the work world! I extended my stay at DPW PR through July. Now that I'm finally comfortable with my routine there, I hated the thought of leaving so soon, so I asked for an extra month. Ask and you shall receive. I will have to take a little week vacation, however, because...

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I'm going to New York (yes, again!) with Mollie! Not only do we share the same name, but we share many common interests and opinions, so I can't imagine a better traveling partner. And we're hoping if all goes as planned MC will join us as well. Mary's never been and there's nothing like seeing the sights and Broadway lights, exploring Fifth Avenue and strolling through Central Park for the first time through someone else's eyes. And as veterans, Mollie and I will get to do those little things that are just as enjoyable like people watching on the subways as each ride reveals a different slice of the population. And with my new camera in hand, I plan to take full advantage of the photo shoots available as I walk along the avenues among the energetic crowds and endless range of street style.

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{Makenna on her three week National Geographic photography trip, check out her blog documenting the trip here}

I am not the only jet-setter among my friends. In fact, several of my friends are leaving the states this summer to explore new countries, new continents and even new hemispheres. Caroline will be returning from Africa today (finally!); I'll have to say Ciao to Lexi as she departs for Italia in just a matter of days; Josephine returns to her roots at the end of next month in Norway; Lana will be in the land of croissants and Coco Chanel soon; my third roommate is off to India soon and Makenna is the boldest of them all as she packed a suitcase full of earmuffs and scarves for her photography trip to New Zealand and Fiji.

My next small adventure will take place in Austin for a sneak preview of next year as I join several hundred other freshmen for orientation. After talking to many friends who have already been, I'll be sure to try to stay cool in the heat and calm throughout the stressful class selection process.

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And the last minor detail on my to-do list is to hunt down some red jeans. I've spotted a few other bloggers with rosy red denim and I'm ready to jump on board. Wish me luck. Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

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