6.12.2014

Things Lately

-I have been watching Downton Abbey these last few weeks. I finished season 3 on Monday and I'm just now getting over my anger toward the last episode. Just a lot of feelings.

-After much pain and suffering, my bangs have finally grown to just below my chin. I have been contemplating chopping all my hair to that length but Jordan voted against it. So I guess I'm waiting a few more months.

-Walking outside barefoot will always be one of my favorite things. I have loved it since I was little.

-In case you wanted to know my favorite seasons of Friends are 7 and 2, in that order.

-I currently have more body issues than a person should probably have.

-Is it possible to find good looking patio furniture anywhere? We have gone to every store in the area and found nothing that we like. We are missing out on decent balcony lounging on these summer nights.

-I have been doing really awful with reading. I've been watching TV instead! Not living up to my goal for the year.

-Pinterest is my best friend when it comes to dinner ideas. *fist pump*

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  1. totally with you on pinterest dinner ideas, i've made about 5 recipes from pinterest in the last week and a half. :P and i think you would rock even shorter hair! (tell jordan that! ;) )

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  2. Noo, don't have body issues! I think you are one of the prettiest people I've seen :) Also it's facinating that you are acutally the only person I've liked every hairstyle on. xx

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  3. This is unrelated, but are you still doing the no makeup thing? How is it going?

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    1. No, I am doing clean makeup. I'm not wearing makeup in these photos. But I get my clean makeup from alimapure.com

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  4. My best friend just got the most beautiful patio furniture from Target, of all places! Not sure of your taste, but you should look online at their website and see if there's anything you like! - sarah

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  5. Those are my favorite seasons of Friends too, except I would flip them. :)

    Also, I got some IKEA patio furniture. It was white, and I think it was called Roxo.

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

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  6. Apparently a certain actor you are mad at decided to leave the show to go on Broadway. The writers said they wouldn't have killed off a certain actress earlier if they had known a certain actor was leaving. Ha. And pass on any good dinners you find. I am almost always disappointed with the Pinterest recipes I find so maybe I am looking in the wrong places.

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    1. Yeah I know. My anger has been directed toward the actor. and I actually heard that the actress also asked to leave the show, which is why they killed her. Check my eat board! :)

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    2. Totally. I was kind of furious, too. I obviously respect his autonomy as a human being...but his staunch (er, at least it came off that way) attitude toward the writers, his character, the viewers (i.e., not allowing for any other writing possibilities -- something more probable + honorable to the storyline, like a hiatus with the possibility of reappearing even very minimally) was pretty jarring. I felt like he was fighting so hard for total detachment that he didn't allow the natural trajectory of the story, his role, to play out, which is just really unfortunate for anyone who was emotionally invested in the storyline. Or to the writers who had invested in certain themes and beneath-the-surface storylines. I get it -- life happens and goals change and opportunities arise -- of course! -- and self-realization occurs...but then fight for a somewhat more dignified (or appropriately thematic) exit. I sort of wonder if that callous bloodbath of an end scene was, in a way, a punishment for him, or some twisted catharsis on the part of the writers? Saving it for the last several seconds, making it melodramatic to the point of sensationalism -- the whole thing kind of reeked of bad feelings and really rendered any previous silver linings of the season kind of meaningless to me. I think what was maybe even more upsetting to me was that his character wasn't even so important as a character per se...but that he was pretty highly symbolic in the show. Downton Abbey, the setting, is perhaps the most important character on the show...and everything building to his demise seemed to indicate that he was as much a symbol of Downton Abbey -- and its evolution -- as he was a person. There was a certain level of backlash to the idea that it could have been differently...which mostly hinges on the use of tragedy in writing, in cinema -- that it's acceptable because it is drama, he is now a tragic character, etc. But I think that there was an obvious capitalization on making it sensational...not to mention the fact that thousands of hours of scripting had already mapped an alternative path...that kind of cheapens the "but it's tragedy!" reaction. Personally, I think it's more bordering a stab of pathos than anything else. I mean...it's tragic, but I don't know if it was a capital-T Tragic composition. Ugh. But to each his or her own. Clearly I have wrestled with my feelings about this a tad excessively...

      And I hear you on not reading enough lately. I've resolved to be better...and have been...for three days? We'll see how that plays out. Also, I like your hair.

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    3. Ok, I did NOT know that would be so long. But now you have the non-truncated version of my feelings...? Kidding. Still totally the abridged form.

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  7. "The One with All the Cheesecakes" - never have I wanted to splurge on cheesecake so badly until that episode.

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  8. for some reason i haven't been able to get into downton abbey.
    also, i just went to get my hair done yesterday and was seriously contemplating cutting my bangs again, i'm glad i didn't go through with it, its always such a pain to grow them out, stay strong.
    I love those seasons of Friends, but then again I love all of Friends. I've watched all 10 seasons I think twice already these year, whoops.
    body issues are never ending and outdoor furniture, we decided to just hit up ikea. we got a cute little table and chairs, not the best or the cutest, but it works and i enjoy spending time outside now that we have a spot.

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    1. I watch Friends every day for sure. No shame.

      I think I will have to go to ikea next time I'm in Denver. :)

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  9. Downton season 3 left me an emotional wreck for weeks after it ended, I feel your pain. PS I love your hair, and your blog. :)

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  10. I love downtown abbey soooo much. That is all. And the body issues thing, I can definitely relate to. But please believe me when I say, you are SO beautiful. Like seriously.
    Finally yay for pinterest (and netflix). They are currently my life.

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  11. You are just gorgeous. Such a perfect face! I love your name, lol. ;)
    xoxo,
    Bree
    #blogon
    http://introducing-inspiration.blogspot.com/

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