Friday, December 17, 2010

Out of My Mind (but in the Office)

ALERT--My brain is absolutely dead! I've just finished up finals this week (lots of memorizing and crampy wrists from writing)...and over the past three days have put in about 22 hours of TA work. I'm posting some rather narcissistic "in the office" posts today, since I'm just sitting her grading. But you can kinda see my cute plaid dress :)

I have seen so many grade percentages, I'm dreaming in numbers :D On the plus side, however, my brain is also chock-full of swell historical information:

Bach's primary musical instrument to play was actually the organ.

The most powerful Ancient Assyrian queen was Semuramat, who ruled for her husband Shamshi-Adad V and her son Adad-Nirari III...get a load of those names!!!

Anne Boleyn refused to be the mistress of Henry VIII...which probably was the reason he decided to marry her...and later behead her.

Edith Wharton writes the most masterful social commentary in her novel, The Age of Innocence (gorgeous costumes in the movie, too!!!).

The Russian word for excellent is "molodyetz" :)

Have you learned anything new recently?!

<3 Cambria

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Meet Cambria

So I decided that since my number of followers is slowly but steadily creeping up (thanks everybody!!), I should probably properly introduce myself (for starters, I obviously love alliteration).

I'm 21 and *newly engaged* to the handsome Drayton Wesley, with whom I like to study history, read books, people watch, swing dance, explore the cities, and take funny face pictures.

I live with three wonderful roommates, one of whom shares this blog with me (when she's around). Jess and I have the most jolly of times and she is QUITE dear to me!

I used to be a classical ballet dancer and actually thought that's what I was going to do with my life. But instead, I chose to major in history at a private college...where I discovered that I have a love for THEATRE!!! My two favourite roles so far have been Abigail Williams in The Crucible and Emily Webb in Our Town.

And for a few other random quickies...
1) I recently had a poem published...well, in our school's semi-annual publication :)
2) I love speaking in random accents...Southern, Irish, British, Cockney, Russian, etc.
3) Our favourite room movie is "Night at the Museum 2"...and we once watched it 6 times in two weeks!
4) I can't multi-task AT ALL and it drives everyone nuts...don't expect me to listen to anything you say if I'm doing hw, and if I'm carrying on a conversation with you, texting will be impossible.
5) I hardly spend anything on clothes.

<3 Cambria

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Tonight Jess and I attended the annual Theatre Department Christmas Soiree...which is so much fun and cheer!!!

I met old friends there...

And had sweet hair...kudos to Jessica :)

Naturally we wore smashingly absurd outfits...full of festive flavour...

The makeup also was smashing. You can't quite tell in this pic (Jess is a bit distracting), but I had a pair of fabulously chic cat-eyes and very smoky "oompf" to my eyelids :)

All in all, it was a wonderful way to break up the middle of finals week and start the HOLIDAY CHEER!!!

<3 Cambria

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow Emergency

I'm terrifically sorry that I don't have my final 30 for 30 post ready to go...I did wear my last *hooray* outfit on Friday, but I didn't get pictures.


Because a blizzard ensued. And while we were driving to my apartment to take pictures, the fiance's car stalled...on a the cold...So needless to say, by the time we got it charged and running, it was rather too cold/dark to capture my final outfit.

So in lieu of said outfit, I'm posting a photo from rather a long time ago. Not the best, but you know...Work with it.

<3 Cambria