Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Five

I almost forgot about this today!
1. June 7th (the day of liberation, aka my high school graduation) is drawing nearer and nearer :D
2. Got off work early tonight
3. Food. It just makes me so happy :')
4. Laughing
5. The Call by Regina Spektor. Let's just say I'm slightly addicted. And by slightly, I mean I listen to it at the least five times a day.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Current Obsessions

Or, Why I Have Not Blogged Since Friday.

1. Tumblr
2. Pinterest
3. Quotes. I suppose this one goes without saying
4. Writing six word stories (you know, like "For sale: baby shoes, never used" by Hemingway?)
some of mine:
Bared soul in a masquerade world.
Introverted, thoughtful, she hides from life. 
Sea of change. Island of routine.
In that moment lay: Nothing. Everything.

So anyway, that's what I've been up to.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Five.

I'm gonna have to do this quickly today: my family is leaving soon for a weekend at the cabin with my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. My friday five today is going to be five happies that I'm looking forward to this weekend.

1. Playing card games

2. Taking pictures in the woods (and hopefully posting some here later)

3. Going for a hike

4. Staying up late being silly with my cousins (I am a firm believer that one is never too old to act like a little kid)

5. Relaxing (as in, NOT being at work)

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend! I know I will. Pictures to come Sunday evening or Monday.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I love quotes, whether they're from books, songs, or something someone said. I love the way someone can string words together in a certain order and it's somehow magical, so much so that people record it and remember it long after the person who said it is dead. Quotes are ways for people to live on. Here are a few... okay, a lot, of my favorites.
"I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Van Gogh

"Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss, more than just little kids books. He's practically a genius. I love all of his quotes. This is just one of my favorites.

"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon." - anonymous

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled: this could change your life." - Helen Exley.

"I have hated the words and I have loved them and I hope I have made them right." - Markus Zusak in The Book Thief

"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." - Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 I have just recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, so there are a lot of quotes floating around in my head from that one:

"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal."    I have felt both ways about certain books at one time or another.

“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”

“The risen sun too bright in her losing eyes.”  I must admit, I'm a little crazy about that one.

There is also a wealth of quotes in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:

This is perhaps my favorite, though more a conversation than a quote:
"'Really? You'd do that? ... Eat dirt if I told you to?' 'If you asked, I would,' he finally said, looking right at me. I dropped my eyes. To this day, I find it hard to gaze directly at people who mean every word they say.
   'But I wonder,' he added, 'Would you ever ask me to do such a thing, Amir Agha?' ... I wished I hadn't started this conversation. I forced a smile. 'Don't be stupid, Hassan, you know I wouldn't.'
   Hassan returned the smile. Except his didn't look forced. 'I know,' he said. And that's the thing about people who mean every thing they say. They think everyone else does, too."

"For you, a thousand times over." Hassan to Amir

"There is only one sin. and that is theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”

"Children are not coloring books. You don't get to fill them in with your favorite colors."

“I'm so afraid. Because I'm so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening... They only let you be this happy if they're preparing to take something from you."

“Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything”

I could read and write about quotes forever. Since you most likely do not have the same desire, I'll stop myself for now. Maybe I'll be able to restrain myself to something like one quote per post. We'll see how that goes.
♥♥ Kristin

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Blog Name.

So I've been playing around with new blog names. I think I like this one better than the old one. It just didn't sound right to me, I just couldn't think of something better. I think I like this, though. Francois Rabelais's last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps," and I think that describes my life perfectly. The future is my Great Perhaps, and this blog is my journey as I discover it. Anyway, that's all for now.
PS, yeah, I also took this from Looking for Alaska by John Green.
PPS, if anyone knows how to change the post title font color, it would be much appreciated!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Five

1. Going to the relief sale tonight with my aunt and cousin. It's so much fun! There are a lot of cute little stands with jewlery, books, and delicious food. A portion of all of the earnings go to charities supporting third world countries. It's really a blast.

2. Feeling really excited for college. I visited the community college that I am going to attend next year, and it seems like a good fit so far.

3. My scholarship banquet is over, so I don't need to worry about that anymore.

4. The Kite Runner. I recommend it.

5. Arizona green tea with ginseng and honey =  the nectar of the gods. So good.

So this is the second week of this. Do you like it? Should I keep doing it, or do you find it boring? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Magic of Radio.

I love listening to the radio, especially when I'm driving. I'm not going to lie, I sing along loudly and out of tune when a favorite song comes on. There are so many things that I love about the radio. A song sounds so much better when you hear it on the radio, because you can't control that it came on and once it's over you don't have the power to bring it back. Even songs that I play repeatedly on my ipod or youtube make me squeal when they come on the radio. I'll turn up the volume and tap my fingers on the steering wheel. If I get home before the song is done, I'll sit in the driveway and listen until it's over. If I'm feeling nervous about something (something such as college placement testing. Eep!) I always play the radio on the way. I know which stations have tendency to play my favorites, and when they come on the familiar songs are like old friends, reassuring me that everything is going to be okay. The radio has it's own special kind of magic, and even with smartphones, ipods, laptops and youtube, I don't think it will ever become completely obsolete. Not if it means as much to other people as it does to me.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Living He loved me,
Dying he saved me,
Buried he carried my sins far away.
Rising he justified, freely forever,
One day He's coming, oh glorious day.
~from "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" by Casting Crowns 

Yesterday my family celebrated Easter at my aunt and uncle's house with my Grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins. I ♥ holidays :)
 Easter Eggs on our plates: they were actually resurrection eggs, a dozen plastic eggs each with a small figurine or something that represents a part of the Easter story. We went around the table in order and told the story this way. A neat idea!
 These were some of the flowers on the table. I don't know what they are, but they are yellow so I fell in love with them. I'm sure my family found it strange that I kept snapping pictures the entire evening...
 It really was a perfect day for Easter: the weather was lovely if a bit windy. Perfect for an Easter egg hunt. I couldn't resist taking some pictures of my aunt's flowers and plants:

 My aunt's house is beautiful. I love the way she has it designed. When I have my own house, I want it to look like hers (well, not identical, but with the same feel).

I hate glare and reflections. This would have looked much nicer if not for that lamp reflected in the middle.

So anyway, that was Easter. I had a lot of fun. Holidays are my favorite. I love spending time with my family, they're the best. There are some days and moments that  I wish could last forever, whether they are holidays or just a regular day that is exemplary in its normalcy. If only childhood was forever. Time goes by too quickly. This is why I take pictures: a moment may not last forever, but the memory of it will.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Take on The Hunger Games.

 Yes, I've read them. Really, I don't know many people who haven't. I personally liked them, and the message they promoted. Have I seen the movie? No. My parents don't think I should watch it because of the violence. Don't take this the wrong way, because I really am not upset with them at all for saying this, and not seeing it really doesn't bother me as much as I thought it might. I've just kind of accepted the fact. I respect their opinion. I believe the reason they don't approve of the movie is because they don't fully understand what it's really about, that Katniss doesn't really promote the violence but rather fights against it, that she's not a killing machine but a scared teenager who made a promise to her sister, the only person she "knows with any certainty that [she] loves." I believe that many people overlook this side of the story when making the Hunger Games decision.

**spoiler alert**

 From the beginning it's obvious that everyone in Panem save the naive citizens of the captiol and perhaps Districts 1 and 2 are repulsed by the Hunger Games and all they represent. They participate not by choice but because they are forced. Every year they watch their children die, and though they want this to stop, they don't know how. Hope comes in the form of a girl on fire. She catches everyone's attention and becomes just what the rebels need to reveal themselves and fight for their cause. The girl on fire turned Mockingjay is torn apart by the wars within and without. Victory comes, not seamlessly and unfathomably easy, but rather fraught with hardships and setbacks and the deaths of people who have given everything to fight for a cause that they feel passionately for, passionately enough to die for.

This is all brought together in the end when Katniss says, “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” She chooses Peeta over Gale, just as the society has finally chosen peace over Hunger Games. This is the true message of the Hunger Games, not that teenagers killing each other for sport is amusing but rather that this is what society will come to if people don't actively work to change things. I just feel like these are things people should consider before saying for once and for all whether they approve of The Hunger Games or not.

Friday, April 6, 2012

First Ever Friday Five.

I must say that I'm pretty proud of this little header I whipped up in Paint. But anyway, onto the happies:

1. A week off of school is always exciting. I don't go back until Tuesday.

2. That moment when you actually start having fun at work because you have such great co-workers.

3. Discovering a new favorite book.

4. Playing wiffleball at youth group (despite my unathleticism).

5. The weather has been so nice the past couple of days.


Thursday, April 5, 2012


She lay under the tree once again and memories from the past flooded over her; The tree, her protector and friend, the wind whispering a love song through its branches. The song was different now, tinged by the sadnesses and realities of life. She realized something she'd never known before: the tree sang, not its life, but hers.

Hope you liked it!

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Girl Behind the Glasses.

I realized that I never said much about me, other than the fact that I am a nerd. Which, while that is true, it's not really what defines me. It's just a piece of me.I love Jesus, that's the most important thing. Some other things I really love are reading, writing (hopefully I will post some snippets her eventually), and photography. I know, every blogger says the same thing, but I'm not trying to be cliche. I also love watching funny movies, hanging out with my friends, and drinking coffee. I'm pretty much addicted to Pinterest, but aren't we all? Fall is my favorite season, and littletiny things make me smile. I'm a homebody and an introvert. At risk of sounding morose, cloudy and rainy days are my favorite because they feel so cozy (so long as I don't have anywhere to be). They're also my favorite because no day looks brighter and cleaner than the day after a rainy one. My favorite colors are yellow and grey, together and individually (Also, I spell grey the English way because it just looks so much better). I'm coming to terms with this quiet, quirky, bookish person God has made me.

Some of my favorite things are:
Books {In the approximate order that I found them, or they found me}:
~ The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
~ The Wrinkle In Time series by Madeleine L'Engle
~ Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson
~ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
~ The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
~ The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Bands/ Artists:
~Tenth Avenue North
~ Hawk Nelson
~ Casting Crowns
~ Brandon Heath
~ Sidewalk Prophets

So I guess you'd say that's me in a nutshell. On another note, I have considered starting a "Friday Five" or some other such thing that happens once a week on my blog, kind of a something-to-say-when-i-don't-know-what-to-say. I guess I'll have a trial run of that, starting this Friday. And now I'm off to the wonderful world of work (alliteration unintentional).