Thursday, January 6, 2011

old and new


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!

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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.



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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.







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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

3 comments:

  1. love this post! I used to have a pink razor! haha. It was a fun phone for a while. I'm jealous of your blackberry -- that is definitely an upgrade!

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  2. Heehee, thanks! I totally wanted a pink one... I settled for a cherry-print case for a while, but then it broke. I couldn't get a replacement because it was...ahem... no longer being made for the razr I had because it was too old. :P

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  3. I WANT TO READ THAT BOOK. And yes I used to have a Razr too... loved it! And I also used to have a Tomagotchi... I'm sure it's around somewhere. I think it was more of a pseudo-Tomagotchi though, since it was a puppy, not a monster. I miss it. Hahahh.

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