Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ode to a Long Work Day

Oh work, I am so grateful to have you
But I'm sure standing in this shoe
To do my ten hour shift at Border's
For my feet, is a tall order.

And I'm off to work with my lovely books and lovely coworkers for the next ten hours...such loads of fun :P Leaving my poor family at home and leaving my poor feet cooped up in these shoes all day! We will see if I survive...might be a close call, ya know. More later <3

P.S. This skirt was a DRESS but I liked it better this way, so I did some DIY :)

{vintage flowered skirt from Goodwill, gifted brown tank from Old Navy, white cabled sweater from Penney's, vintage straw/leather belt from Goodwill, beige shoes from Goodwill, yellow bow from Claire's}

Friday, May 21, 2010

Well perhaps darling Miss Jess isn't going to keep up her end of the blogging deal?! Alas, her days are so filled with pleasure reading and soaking up the sun...Ha, although today there isn't a glimpse of sunshine anywhere. Thus the pathetic indoor photos outside my make-shift summer room at home. It's actually quite wonderful up here in the attic...My bed, desk, and portable/collapsible wardrobe are all hung with sheets for more privacy--like a fort! I've got a couple posters waiting to be hung on the sloped ceiling, and a lovely array of books and old mugs on my shelving unit. And of course, I have my little box of "memorobilia" (sp?) and letters from my sweetheart <3 I miss him...and Jess...sigh, summer isn't as excellent as one would think.

Love <3 Cambria
{gifted floral/lace tunic FROM PARIS!!!, tan linen shorts from Forever21, vintage leather belt from Goodwill, lacey socks from free bag, vintage sandals from Goodwill}

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oh, We’ll Fill the Metro Skies with Country Air

As I write, I'm listening to the live version of Coldplay's "Yellow" on my Pandora station. I just don't understand the appeal of recorded "live" music. Who wants to listen to strangers squealing (or, dear heaven, singing) through their favourite song? Why do some enjoy lyrical and musical deviations from their proclaimed favourite songs (doesn't that defeat the reason they liked the song in the first place)? And as for the eternal instrumental portions added in...well, one can only listen to a song for so long, in my opinion. Perhaps someone can enlighten me :)

On another note (Coldplay live aside), I had a delicious lunch today, thanks to my darling cousin Anna :) We went to her college cafeteria together and had stir fry (mine was shrimp!)and then I had some pita bread and hummus. Yes, too many ethnically diverse foods for one meal, I admit--but sooo tasty. That lunch kinda defines my life, actually...I'm eclectic because my decisions aren't based on normalcy or tradition or probably anything very integrated. I just know what I believe, what I want, and what I've evaluated from around me. Whatever I choose ends up being a blend of all of that...with unique results sometimes :)

Which might explain why I eat stir-fry and hummus pitas...or why I love cheese but hate cheddar...or why I don't like chocolate but adore chocolate soy milk...or why I like to eat healthy but can't stay away from fruit candy...or why my closet contains such a hodgepodge!!!

[dress from H&M, tank top from Penney's, red polka-dot shoes from Kohl's, bow hair clip from H&M]