Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I'm so glad that we named our dog after Lenny Leonard from The Simpsons. He's the best. It might seem ironic that we decided to name our black lab after the white guy, but Carl would be a funny name for a dog.

Scratch that. Carl would be an awesome name for a dog. WHAT WERE WE THINKING???

Monday, February 14, 2011

exemplifiers of love

Corey and Topanga
Kevin and Winnie
Vada and Thomas J.

Everything else is rubbish.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

so sleepy

I'm in a public place right now. Sitting in a hall and passing the time until my next class starts. Too cold outside to walk home for the hour interim. I'm so sleepy and I think I'm going to doze off. These strangers sitting next to me are in for a treat. I'm kind of stuffed up, which means there's a good chance I'll make some weird snoring-esque noise.
Lately, whenever I'm about to embark on something ( in this case, sleeping in public), I find myself shouting these words in my head.
Oh, and here is some good sleep music. James Mercer. Ow ow!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

22 isn't so bad

And two weeks later, Kathleen says to herself, "Hmmm maybe I'll blog about my birthday."

I really didn't think the year of being 21 could be topped. 21 was grrrrreat (as Tony would say). Honestly, Forever 21 had it right. What could be better than finally being legal to drink/being a senior in college/living with your best amigas/getting the chance to travel to LA for the Rose Bowl? And on and on and on the list goes. Well, 22 is shaping up to be pretty good. I mean, I'm fully aware that it's soy milk in comparison to chocolate milk (being 21 duh!) but, I guess you gotta move on.
{Me, Lauren & Ryan on my birthday... note Ryan's shirt. Packer fans love dem Packers}

This is why the day I turned 22 (January 18th) ended up being A-Okay!
1) Dinner at Nitty's. Texas Burger. Free beer.
2) My cousin Sean and his girlfriend Sarah came to visit
3) On my first day of class I got to listen to some sweet hits in my African American Studies - Black Music and Culture class... this is on repeat in my head lately...

4) Soup, scarf, and BA shirt gifts from my roommates
5) I got a job offer with Teach For America!!! (and I said YES!)
{photo via}
Twin Cities, Josh Hartnett, Prince, Coen Brothers... Here I come!!! I am thrilled to make the Twin Cities my home for at least the next two years. And I can't wait to go all Ms. Lippy on the youngsters I'm going to be teaching. If you don't know who Ms. Lippy is, then you should probably go rent Billy Madison. And if have seen Billy Madison, please know that I am entirely kidding when I say I'll be like her. I plan on hopefully being like Miss Honey from Matilda. She's the nicest : )

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PS22 "Gonna Be Friends"

Just one of my favorite songs being sung by some talented kiddies.