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Free (!) 3 day pass to Lolla and I am not in the States (also miss out on the opportunity to network+learn but ya know, priorities) I also miss out on Beyonce. And being a Bright Pink Ambassador. 

Taiwan look at all the sacrifices I’m making for you *tear*

(but I would chose you anyday over anything)


StarTalk ended today, the kids did me proud. Hugs all around. E managed to send me a sketchy lovey text all the way from DR, and I’m officially in CoB now. June has been full of surprises :) I’m thankful.

Let’s focus on the good. In a way, it feels like summer just started.

The first thing I did this morning while stabbing my bread was buy tickets to Sarah Kay’s performance in Chi. ✨👍igettoseeSarahKaySARAHKAYguys. Her words are so beautiful and I’m so excited.

Life’s too short to not see your favorite artists. It’s one of these things I do for myself - Crossing this off the bucket list ^^

(Also, the whole 8th-grade-angst-can-a-boy-please-sing-Vanilla-Twilight-to-me happened. Last night I fell asleep to his guitar. Unrelated but. Man, what a strange summer)

"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."

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1-99, verbal request via letters-unread

1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Usually closed.

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

Duh #azn

3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

Nope and I don’t plan on doing it…

5: Do you like to use post-it notes?

Colorful post-it notes makes me happy :)

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

That’s my mama you’re talking about

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?

Bees. With a bear my only chance is to play dead.

8: Do you have freckles?

Not really. Moles.

9: Do you always smile for pictures?

Almost always. 

10: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Tie your damn shoelaces. Turn the light + tap off. Bullies.

11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?


14: Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?

Of course

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?

Nahh I associate chewing pens and pencils with this girl named Amelia from Australia and she also ate glue + plastic so it was a no no

16: How many people have you slept with this week?

LOL. I mean technically…two.

17: What size is your bed?

Queen. Share it with the Sis. She’s mah slave.

18: What is your Song of the week?

Girls chase boys

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

What kind of question is that even

20: Do you still watch cartoons?


21: What’ your least favorite movie?

I usually like every movie I watch b/c I’m lame…but I couldn’t stand Bridesmaid (whereas everyone loved it)

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Somewhere I know like the back of my hand. Beitou, Ruyton, HSNU.

23: What do you drink with dinner?

Water, if any.

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Errr whatever is not ketchup 

25: What is your favorite food?

Potatoes & Eggs. Told ya I’m lame. (And Taiwanese food of course)

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

All the Marvel. UP, Kiki’s delivery service, Skyfall, Inception, Home Alone (Any John Hughes movie. Why can’t he direct my life?)

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?


29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

I highly doubt the opportunity would come up but even so probably not

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

Few weeks ago

31: Can you change the oil on a car?

Never actually tried…

32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

Nooope #shittydrivertho

33: Ever ran out of gas?


34: Favorite kind of sandwich?

The kind I had in middle school - tuna, mayo, cucumbers, sides cut off.

35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?

Crepes :D And all the berries! Juices + smoothies

36: What is your usual bedtime?

Late but not LATE (1-2am)

37: Are you lazy?


38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

Didn’t really celebrate Halloween as a kid. But that one time in year 6 I was a cat. Sophomore year I was a witch, Junior a ‘gift’, Senior as Kiki

Oh and I tried to be an egg last year it totally worked out.

39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?


40: How many languages can you speak?

3 and a half if you count español. But FLUENTLY, more like 2.

41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

We accidentally subscribed to Forbes so there’s that.

42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?


43: Are you stubborn?

Very. Got it from my dad.

44: Who is better…Leno or Letterman?


45: Ever watch soap operas?

Rarely, but sometimes

46: Are you afraid of heights?

Not particularly

47: Do you sing in the car?

Annoyingly so

48: Do you sing in the shower?

Very badly, yes

49: Do you dance in the car?

I try

50: Ever used a gun?


51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

I feel like it was senior portraits. But took a lot of portraits with Innovation this year too.

52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?

But I love’em

53: Is Christmas stressful?

The older I get the more stressful it gets :’(

54: Ever eat a pierogi?


55: Favorite type of fruit pie?

My favorite thing about America is the kind of apple pie it offers. 

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Lawyer, Imagineer, Writer, Photojournalist, Teacher, Dolphin trainer.

57: Do you believe in ghosts?


58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

All the time
59: Take a vitamin daily?

Vitamin C eyyy

60: Wear slippers?


61: Wear a bath robe?

I used to, and then college happend.

62: What do you wear to bed?

Oversized T-shirt

63: First concert?

Delta Goodrem

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?

Target <3

65: Nike or Adidas?

Nike all the way. Adidas never fit me properly.

66: Cheetos Or Fritos?

Neither. But Cheetos.

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Sunflower seeds.

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?

Now I have

69: Ever take dance lessons?


70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Nah I’m not a magic 8 ball

71: Can you curl your tongue?

I couldn’t for the longest time. Got made fun of, practiced for hours, and magically learned it one day in front of a hotel mirror in Brisbane.

72: Ever won a spelling bee?

Never competed. Shitty speller.

73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

I’ve cried from laughing too hard, same thing?

74: Own any record albums?

The parentals do

75: Own a record player?


76: Regularly burn incense?

Not zen enough for that

77: Ever been in love?

The love songs on the radio still don’t make that much sense yet so no

78: Who would you like to see in concert?

Seeing Sara Bareilles soon yeee. And Beyoncé, but I won’t be in Chicago then cries. I would still love to see her perform live someday (I have two tickets for On The Run Tour, ask if interested!)

Also. New Slangs, Fun., Elton John, May Day, Lorde, T Swifty, Kelly Clarkson

79: What was the last concert you saw?

I think it was Joshua Radin <3 (Can’t name any college concerts atm)

80: Hot tea or cold tea?


81: Tea or coffee?


82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?


83: Can you swim well?


84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?


85: Are you patient?


86: DJ or band, at a wedding?


87: Ever won a contest?

Yeah, I was the family lucky charm haha

88: Ever have plastic surgery?


89: Which are better black or green olives?

Usually green.

90: Can you knit or crochet?


91: Best room for a fireplace?

As long as there’s a sofa next to it for me to snuggle, read books, and roast s’mores.

92: Do you want to get married?

I think so

93: If married, how long have you been married?


95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Waste of energy

96: Do you have kids?


97: Do you want kids?

Es un posibilidad

98: Whats your favorite color?

Burgundy, blue, golden tones.

99: Do you miss anyone right now?

Incidentally, yes.


The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013
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We’ve all had that awkward moment where we accidentally touched our friend’s boob

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So I was on the phone with at&t which took oh so very long. Ew customer service 


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Today was lovely because I

  • Got new tires + waterproof seat protector for my baby (aka the bike dad got at a garage sale that I initially hated, and would now die without) So happy.
  • Made dumplings from scratch with Mac + Mumma. And ate them, obvi
  • Tried to skateboard. Fell very gracefully, thank you very much.
  • Lit dandelions on fire cos we’re immature 19 year olds
  • Drove to Homer’s (window down+sun+breeze yay) and ate a whole pint of peppermint stick ice cream together by the Wilmette Village Sign. We could’ve gotten sunburned and not even cared. Yeeee
  • Went to Mac’s to make some very flat but very delicious chocolate chip cookies, courtesy of a cookbook from the ’60s
  • SUSHI. Of course I stayed for dinner. How could I not.
  • Watched Forrest Gump with Mac, Murray, and Star (all animals). Perfect people are perfect.

Writing this down just before I fall asleep in case I forget to add it to my happy jar. I’m grateful for these little moments.