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February 11, 2011

via The Little Things We Do

1.   The TV show/website that I watch/read that I would be embarrassed to tell anyone about is: the Style Rookie Blog, by now-famous blogger Tavi Gevinson.  I know a lot of people at my college think that she’s obnoxious and/or a joke, but I think she’s pretty cool.  As someone who was interested in fashion when I was 14 (which was almost 7 years ago?!  How did that happen?), if she’s found a way to express her opinions and creativity, good for her.  And one can hardly fault the girl for becoming well-known, very few people write a blog with the hope that nobody reads it.  I’m not saying that anyone should be accepting her opinions as fact, of course, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her, or any number of other fashion bloggers, expressing their thoughts.  It seems that a lot of people take issue with bloggers for taking part in losing the ‘exclusivity of fashion,’ which comes off as unnecessarily elitist to me.  But that’s for another post.

2.  An item of clothing that is worn and torn but that I love far to much to throw away is: my Onicamay tie-dyed t-shirt with my name on it, from at least five years ago, made by some of the girls in the fife and drum corps I was in growing up.  It was an incredibly close-knit group, and even though we’ve all gone our separate ways into the worlds of school and life, I know those memories are ones that I’ll always keep close.

3.  My grocery store impulse buy is: yummy-looking fruit.  Particular moods require particular apples, and woe is me if I’m in a Braeburn mood but I only have Granny Smiths.  Berries, too, especially strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

4.  Something I do at work to pass time that I wouldn’t want my co-workers to know about is: I don’t have much of an answer for this one, because I work as an RA at my school, so there’s not a lot of time-wasting opportunities.  But let’s face it, I’d probably cruise around on Pinterest and Etsy and Flickr.

5.  One thing in my life that I could give up, but never will is: having routines.  They’re so grounding and comforting.  Tea and journaling in the morning and before bed, grocery shopping on Saturday mornings, checking Google Reader at lunch… I love being able to look forward to the pleasing familiarity of these things.

6.  A little indulgence that I have is: occasionally bopping around my room to songs by Katy Perry and the songs from Glee.

7. The junk drawer/area in my house is: a little red and white matryoshka-doll-printed box that ties with a red bow.  It’s full of little stickers and charms and indecipherable notes to myself that I’m convinced I’ll understand someday.


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