Friday, September 28, 2012

FALL + Unicorns.


      A lot of people underestimate how much I love fall. It's unreal how much I love it. Unreal.

Or like, unicorn real.
It's just the most beautiful time ever.

     I got to go for a drive up the canyon a few days ago, and guess what? It's so pretty. I've actually never even seen it like that before. It was like a painter dumped his fall pallet all up in those mountains. The colors were so bold and distinctive. Wow.

ALSO. Fall is marvelous because you can wear sweaters.

Real sweaters.

The kind your grandma gives you for Christmas. Or the one you found at Savers for that ugly sweater dance. Or that one that you keep at the back of your closet, for when you just want to be cozy. I love sweaters. They make me feel like I'm wrapped in comfy warm goodness. Oh wait.

       Pumpkin things also happen to be my favorite ever.

In my life.

     People joke about it, and those haters gonna hate, but pumpkin pie, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Yum.

And those sugary pumpkin candy corn things?? So good. So bad for you....but so good.

And that concludes my thoughts about fall.
Have a good one.


Sunday, September 23, 2012



If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son! 
Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Interviewer: "Where do you get your ideas?"
Ellington: "Ideas? Oh, I have millions of dreams. That's all I do is  dream."
Interviewer: "I thought you played piano"
Ellington: "No, no, this is not piano, this is dreaming."

                                                                 "This is dreaming".

Sunday, September 2, 2012

All Hail Futures Name.

With a week of college under my belt, I feel a bit better about the oncoming future. Before I was like,

"no way, man"

Because I was afraid of the work that had to come before consistency. I learned that what you get out of life is really what you put into it. And you can't just snap your fingers and be happily married traveling the world with little soccer or piano prodigy children.

I have spent so much time worrying about how I was going to get there, that I forgot or was discouraged by the now. I wanted time to fly, when, in reality, I needed to slow down, and enjoy the little things.

Dear Marina, 
Live your life. One day at a time. That's the way it's meant to be. 
Enjoy the little things. Even when the future seems daunting, stop and smell the roses. 
Be happy. Otherwise, you'll be sad. And that's no fun. 
So bring on the future. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Find the best in every day, don't lose an eternal perspective, don't be myopic, or a pessimist. 
Enjoy. Live. Create. Learn. Love.