New perfume, yay! Miss Dior Cherie. I've wanted this for months, and it was a Christmas present from my parents. It smells soooo good-- feminine and sweet, but not cloying. On my skin, the notes that linger are the strawberry sorbet, caramel popcorn, and a softly mossy scent. I love, love, love it. And the bottle is so pretty!
Old Dinkie Dino virtual pet! I used to get these all the time, but this little guy was having some issues. The Dinkie Dinos are notoriously glitchy to start with, but they're so cute that I can't resist restarting them every few years. After a battle with a stripped screw over the battery compartment and some nerve-wracking button-removal and circuit-cleaning, he's up and running.
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I finally got a new phone. I've had my razr for two and a half years, and while it has served admirably, it was getting a little weird in its old age. For instance, it would insist that it was charging while not actually plugged into anything, and I started receiving text messages and phone calls exactly twelve hours after they were originally supposed to go through. Also, people would sometimes see it and go, "Ohhhh, a Razr! I used to have one of those!" Time for something new.
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I decided on the Blackberry Curve for a bunch of reasons. It wasn't outrageously expensive, but it does all the things I wanted, like helping me get directions when I inevitably get lost in Lower Manhattan (Does anyone actually know their way around down there? It's like a labyrinth.). It's also way more convenient than lugging my Macbook around or running up to my dorm room to check my email if I'm expecting something.
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Lastly, I'm restarting the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. It's basically a course in nurturing your creativity. I first started it when I was in an English class called Creative Imagination. My professor was fantastic (you can find her blog here ) but I just didn't have time to keep up with this book the way I wanted to. But I'll post about that as I go along. If anyone would like to do this along with me, or has questions about the book, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll answer anything. It'd be lovely to have someone to talk about this with.
My dad listens to a lot of Elvis while cooking. I think this is my favorite song that's on regular rotation in our kitchen.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!