Thursday, March 25, 2010

Virginia Stem Owens

One of the most powerful essays I have read this year (thus far) is The Hand In The Wound, by Virginia Stem Owens. I am disappointed to have not been able to find it on the Internet, but should you want to read it too, perhaps a local library would prove helpful.
Owens' essay is basically about flesh and the deterioration thereof. It's morbid, and a little bit frightening. Yet, it is also a compelling call to examine the frailty of our earthen shells, and the awesome reality that our Savior came and made Himself like us in our mortality.
Do read it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Fancy, Lovely Birthday

I was given so many fabulous gifts on my birthday, and here is one of my favorites: I'm not much of one for perfume, but this is different. We get those Herberger's flyers in the mail, (you know, like everyone else) and there is usually a perfume sample in there. They all smell good, but after a while, they all seem like the same stuff. Not this one. As soon as I got a whiff, I was -there's no other word for it- transported. Rapture, bliss, and delectation don't come close to describing it. So, every few months, it was "Mommy, when I turn 18...." "Mommy, for my birthday..." until I opened that pretty little box. Ahhh..... Thank you, Mommy!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Summer Dresses

I love these festive dresses. Perfect with a white cardigan, straw hat, and iced tea. A simplistic melon-flavored number a la Hepburn, courtesy of J. Crew.
A pretty poppy field by Anthropologie. I'm craving summer. Well, I suppose it will come soon enough.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tag from Laurel

1. High heels or boots? Heels, I'll wear boots if I really have to, though.

2. What time did you get up this morning? let's not go there

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Toy Story 1 & 2 3D

4. What is your name? Hannah

5. What is your favorite TV show? haven't watched many, probably Little House on the Prairie or Father Murphy. Hokey, I know

6. What do you usually have for breakfast? usually something with peanut butter

7. What is your middle name? Elizabeth

8. What food do you dislike? I HATE MUSHROOMS!!

9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? With Love From Russell Watson

10. What characteristic do you despise? backtalk, loud, overbearingness

11. Favorite clothing? fun skirts, cute flats, the occasional sassy pair of heels, and anything eyelet or corduroy

12. Anywhere in the world on vacation? France, Switzerland, Iceland, or the nearest ski resort

13. Are you an organized person? not usually, but when I am, I love it.

14. Where would you retire to? a little chateau nestled up in the mountains. that, or an ecovillage

15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 18th!!

16. What are you going to do when you finish this? eat something

17. What is your Birthstone? aquamarine

18. Person you expect to publish this first? ???

19. When is your birthday? March (icky)

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? I can sometimes pull off both. nights are fun, but I feel awesome in the morning

21. What is your shoe size? stillettos? 5 1/2. flats or tennies? 6-6 1/2

22. Do you own any animals? eh- um- yuck.

23. Any news you'd like to share? I am 18!! I am excited! (stay tuned)

24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lion tamer (I kid you not)

25. What is your favorite flower? light pink roses, and anything small and white.

26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? May 1st

27. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? bright green

28. How is the weather right now? cloudy with a chance of interesting

29. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Mrs. Mallery

30. Favorite drink? Water, coffee, and tea

31. Favorite restaurant? El Topo

32. Hair color? light brown with blondish highlights.

33. What was your favorite toy as a child? Breyer Horses and stuffed animals

34. Summer or winter? winter

35. Chocolate or vanilla? chocolate

36. Coffee or tea? it depends on my mood. I've done both at once!

37. Wish you were still young? ah yes, past my bloom, looking back on the good years... HARDLY!!

38. Do you want your friends to publish this? okay by me

39. When was the last time you cried? several weeks ago

40. What is under your bed? scrapbook stuff, a box of vintage linens, and probably a lonely sock

41 . What did you do last night? had the most fabulous party with a bunch of my favorite people

42. What are you afraid of? not realizing other's needs, my own insensitiviy and sin

43. Salty or sweet? sweet

44. Best quality you have? well, I've been told that I have a contagious laugh, and am generally pretty nice. I'll go with that

45. How many years at your current job? um....12? (I'm a student)

46. Favorite day of the week? Sunday

47. What four people will you tag? whoever wants to do it can!

Friday, March 12, 2010

big news

Today (last night, rather) I turned 18. Ta-da! I made it. I have no gleaming pearls of wisdom to bestow, no lofty visions to relate. Ancora Imparo.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tag from Jillian

1.Choose any amount of friends, blog friends or real life friends, and say at least two things(Or more!) you admire or like about them.
2. Tag the friends that you wrote about.
3.If those friends have blogs, make sure to link to them!

I chose three of you to elaborate on:

1. Jillian You are really sweet and fun to be around. I am just tickled to have you as my friend, and that you are game for letting me decorate your toes. You have an amusingly inaudible laugh, and great taste. Basically, you are a lot of fun to be around.

2. Megan My life would hardly be as colorful without you. With our history together, it's difficult to sum it all up here. You have been such a dear companion. We are so simultaneously similar and yet different, it's really incredible. You always have fabulous ideas, and whenever you help me out, I must congratulate myself on finding a friend like you! :-)

3. Josh Even though it's been a long time since I saw you, I'm glad we can keep in touch more or less. You have a singular sense of humor, and I love how you get paranoid over everything. But you are also enthusiastic over everything, which is a trait I could very well envy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Familiar Feeling

Does anyone else ever feel like this?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Change in Plans

Well, yesterday I read the reviews, and I was very disappointed to discover that the long-awaited Alice in Wonderland has some -ahem- not so clean stuff in it. Part of me says "hey, maybe it's not that terrible, maybe the reviewer was exaggerating, etc." But I know that I definitely don't want to take my friends to a movie that probably is going to make us all very uncomfortable. (and perhaps a wee bit conscience-smitten) Since I've been duly warned, I know that it just won't be worth it. So, we might just end up at my place, eating cupcakes and playing Whatzit.

Friday, March 5, 2010


I found an Alice-themed wedding:
Alice Wedding