Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cool Stuff Finale!

Design for the home by L’Atelier d’exercices

In case you didn't catch the DIY page in Cool Stuff Part I, I shall impart upon you knowledge of this cute craft blog called "Hand Made Charlotte". A lot of it is parent-child based projects and activities but some of the ideas there are pretty clever, I definitely wouldn't mind having one of these Click Here! 

Meridith Dittmar

Despite the more radical website name, the art is so bizarre and dream-like I just had to put it up.  

Best Movie of the Century
That is, in my opinion. If you haven't seen- or at least heard of- Moonrise Kingdom, let me help you out from that rock you've been living under, because you've been missing out my friend.

There’s this place in Ireland where every 2 years, the stars line up with this trail on June 10th-June 18th.  It’s called the Heaven’s Trail
OK, not gonna lie but this one is a little selfish. Above is a link to my Pinterest boards, which are pretty cool if I do say so myself... don't judge me. 

Long Treks on Skate Decks
These guys are 3 of my heroes. If you appreciate adventure, comedy, travel, longboarding, idiocy, fun, or attractive gingers, give the series a try. It definitely won't disappoint. 

If you know what's good for you, you'll watch this.
I'm not even going to explain this one... it's pretty much the best finale I could come up with. You'll thank me later.

And that concludes my cool stuff series (for now at least). Thanks for keeping up, and make sure to check in next week  for the usual rants, complaints, inappropriate comments, etc!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cool Stuff Part V

If I Ever Leave This World Alive

A little different than what I've shared before, but a great song nonetheless. It makes me happy :)
Best Photos of 2012

I look at a lot of photography... not to sound cool or anything  I'm mostly just really bored at work. Anyways, I really enjoyed this compilation of "Best Picture of the Day", looking forward to this year's!

Alright, I know I just showed you Medieval Dinner but come on. This stuff's funny.
Volunteer and Travel!

Anyone who knows me could tell you that my one dream in life is to travel. Volunteer opportunities like these are everywhere, and go to show that you don't need thousands of dollars to travel (and make some great memories and friends along the way!)
Google Street View

I happened upon this site and was amazed by the idea behind it. I never realized that Google Street View could be so beautiful, but I'm SO glad that someone else did.

I Love You All The Time

My newest musical obsession. If you like it, also try the song "Oh Be One" or "I Have No Sister"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cool Stuff Part IV

Medieval Dinner
These guys are hilarious. If you don't laugh during this video, you have no soul.

Picture of a woman at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival, China
Best Winter Trips
Absolutely breath-taking. I hope to see all these places someday, the reason is pretty self-explanatory once you've seen these photos.
This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.
Pictures that will Restore your Faith in Humanity

It's not every day you see a random act of kindness, but when you do it definitely puts things in perspective. Real,  amazing photos of people doing things to make others happy for no reason.

This Head I Hold

As you allow your ears to take a gander at the energetic sound of this song, it might interest you to know that Asa Taccone, frontman of the band Electric Guest, is brother to Jorma Taccone (who you might know from Hot Rod, SNL or The Lonely Island). I had the privilege of seeing him live and instantly fell in love with... their music...

Oh Joy Blogs
Don't be deceived by the picture, Oh Joy is not a clothing brand. It is actually a great blog that features many of my favorite things: food, interior design, photography, clothes, and lots of other cool stuff worth checking out!  

Sorry I don't really have a picture for this one... you'll see why though.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

As Promised...

Cool stuff, just like I said! Check out these awesome websites, and look out for even more eclectic fantasticness to come!

Into DIY Projects?  <-----Click hereFill a Mason Jar With Christmas Lights 

Awesome Photography?

A Great Song?  

Back for More

I know what you're thinking: where have I been??? You were probably worried sick. 

Well sorry for worrying you (although if you're reading this chances are that you are related to me... hi Mom). If you must know though, the prolonged absence was due to nothing other that the fabulous hiatus between semesters known as WINTER BREAK. 

Yes, this is winter is Southern California.

I couldn't even tell you what I did for those 4 weeks... not that it's a secret or scandalous or anything, I just can't really remember. Which should maybe be a concern. Anyways, what I do know is that I was infinitely glad to be home for more than 3 days, and seeing my family and childhood friends was awesome. 

All the festivities around Christmas and New Years felt great to just run around in stretchy pants, eat more than should be possible for a person of my size, hang out with everyone I hadn't seen since summer, and basically just relax. And sleep.

Of course there are downsides to coming back too, like a certain he-who-shall-not-be-named who chose this point in our lives to be a douche bag to me, but hey, what are you gonna do? It will never be easy to find out that your person isn't who they used to be, especially when you are on your own in a new place. That's life though. I realized that all I really needed was to spend time with people who actually love me, and seriously, it worked. My apologies for sharing this unsavory detail, but I think it's worth mentioning for anyone who's ever had their heart broken. 

On a happier note, I finally got to see snow! A family outing to Julian is never a bad idea; pie, candy, good food, and real weather. Oh ya, and that moment where your brother takes off his shirt and runs through a blizzard.

Besides that, my break was a lot of speculating. After a surprisingly successful first semester of college, I decided to apply to journalism school and I hear back next Friday (wish me luck!). If I don't get in, there might be a transfer in my future... actually even if I do get in there stands the same possibility, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

I feel like I'm talking about myself a lot, so I'll wrap it up. You're welcome. 

I just want to let you know that whatever it is in your life right now, you can do it.

Also, stay tuned for less intimate, more cool-stuff-oriented posts this week! Thanks for reading :)