16 April 2011

Bodies upon the gears

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all." -Mario Savio

13 April 2011

Center For Change

I've joined the ranks of the employed...again! YAY! *Queue choir angels* I accepted a receptionist position at the Center For Change. Center For Change is a treatment center focusing primarily on eating disorders but also treats substance abuse, major depression, trauma issues and sexual and physical abuse. They have been in business in since 1994.

I start on Thursday and I'm pretty excited. It will be good to get back into a routine and I'm excited to work somewhere that has the ability to really make a difference in a persons life. I desperately need to start making a dent on my debt that has accumulated. Ughh. That's a very overwhelming, but I have to start somewhere. So wish me luck and I'll do some posts along the way with updates on how it's going.

11 April 2011

Crazy Stupid Love

MMmmm Ryan Gosling. Can't wait.

10 April 2011

Tonka inside Hello Kitty

Which sounds dirty...but it isn't. I come out of my room a lot and find the Tonker wrapped up in Holli's (although he's secretly stolen it) Hello Kitty blanket and lounging comfortably on the couch. He's so cute. Random side note: as of yesterday morning my blog went over 50,000 page views. Go me go. 

07 April 2011

Everything Must Go

I realllly want to see this! Everything Must Go releases May 13, 2011.

Best thing ever

I've become a little obsessed with drinking Gatorade over soda and water lately. I'm not as tired when I drink it instead of water. Probably all the electrolytes. Anyway, I love these little mix with water yourself Gatorade powders! Each of these will make 8 32oz Gatorade's. They have 3 powdered flavors and you can get them at any grocery store in the Juice aisle.

06 April 2011

Unbearable Lightness

While I was in California in February I read Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi. I really liked it. It's the memoir she wrote during her severe struggle with anorexia and bulimia. She discusses how her desire to be healthy and fit quickly became a full blown eating disorder and how she got down to a shocking 82lbs. She also describes what it was like being gay and working in Hollywood during a time when it wasn't opening accepted.

Overall I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick read at 272 pages and while I found a few grammatical errors (which drive me nuts) I enjoyed the content. You can purchase the book here through Amazon.

05 April 2011

The Gargoyle

*So this is a review I posted on a different blog I had about two years ago, but I got a request to do some book reviews (Hi Laci!!) so here's a repost (with some tweaks) until I put together one of a current book I've read.

My 2nd favorite book (after To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee) is Andrew Davidson's, The Gargoyle. I really love this book! The Gargoyle would be a perfect airplane read. I can get completely engrossed in a book when I am on a plane. I think it's because I have absolutely no interest in talking with the strangers around me and do my best to tune them all out. But back to the book. The beginning is a little brutal. Not because it's boring or difficult to read, but because it's so descriptive you can almost feel the words. The first part describes a car crash that the narrator experiences and if you can make it through that you won't want to put it down. The remainder of the book is the narrators experience with burn recovery and addiction and a woman named Marianne, whom he meets in the hospital. Marianne is a psych patient that has been recently released and tries to convince the narrator they met and loved in a previous life. She is awesome. And crazy. I loved each of the stories Marianne told because they kept my attention. I couldn't wait to continue reading to hear the next part of each one. I also liked the way the narrator goes back and forth determining whether she is totally insane, or if they really happened. I love how they all tie in to one another, and in the end when he tells Marianne Engel he loves her. Aww. So sweet. Here's a excerpt from that part.

"...I spent my entire life waiting for you, Marianne, and I didn't even know it until you arrived. Being burned was the best thing that ever happened to me because it brought you. I wanted to die but you filled me with so much love that it overflowed and i couldn't help but love you back. It happened before I even knew it and now I cant imagine not loving you..."

I recommend reading this book if you are in the mood for a love story and can stand reading a little human suffering. Side note, I am not really familiar with writing book reviews, or any reviews for that matter so I apologize if this one kind of sucked. Maybe I'll improve in the upcoming attempts. Click here to see what I am currently reading.

04 April 2011


Hi everyone! Lately, I have been thinking about condensing my life. Just getting rid of things I don't really need. A "Life Spring Cleaning" if you will. Anyway, I decided to start with my blog. I removed a few things that made it look cluttered, changed the color scheme, and made use of the "pages" feature to present a much cleaner, more simple site. I hope you like it. I you can't find something you use to like seeing on my blog just leave me a comment or send me an email and I'll see what I can do.  Also, I'm going to try to do more book reviews here and add more recipes in the future. Anyway, wish me luck and everyone let me know what you think of the new design?!
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