Friday, May 20, 2011

16 May 20

Happy Weekend! I'm excited about another weekend road trip to the mountains for a wedding.

Here are some favorites from this week:

Friday, May 13, 2011

1st summer road trip!

My favorite part of summer: road trips! Or plane trips, or train trips...any kind will do. This weekend will be the first summer road trip. Atlanta. Fleet Foxes. Jon. Me. Yay.
19 days is close enough to summer to count.

Old Favorite:

New Favorite:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a bit resentful

No American Girl Doll
Your parents wouldn’t buy you an American Girl doll because $80 is a ridiculous price to pay for a toy, which would then inevitably lead to the purchase of multiple accessories ranging from the overpriced ($18 for “Winter Accessories,” consisting of tiny doll mittens and a hat), to the exorbitant ($56 for an “Ice Cream Set,” consisting of tiny plastic scoops of ice cream), to the highway robbery ($349 for a “doll’s chest,” a.k.a. tiny wooden box).

You grew up to be financially independent, level-headed, unspoiled, and still just a little bit resentful whenever you walk by American Girl Place.

(Hairpin post)

I used to look through the American girl catalogues all the time but I never remember asking for one. I'm pretty sure if it was on my Christmas list I probably would have gotten one at some point but I lusted in secret. Really none of the dolls fit my personality/look. I think I wanted Samantha since she had brown hair but enjoyed the Felicity books the best. In fact I stole a Felicity book from the library. That's right, I checked it out and never returned it. I'm not sure which American Girl would have done that.

Really, what I wanted more than the doll was the costumes you could buy so you could match their clothes. I mean who wouldn't want to wear Kirsten's St. Lucia Christmas getup. My best childhood friend had Kirsten and I was so jealous that she had a doll that (I thought at the time) looked just like her. But she had a Molly too so guess who I got to be?!?

Didn't every girl in the early to mid nineties want an American Girl doll?

*During a short visit to the American Girls website I see that Felicity, Samantha, and Kirsten have been discontinued :( How will girls today ever learn of the American Revolution, growing up a rich orphan during the Victorian era, or being a Swedish immigrant in Minnesota. Bad move American Girl!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Thank you for my curly hair,
good fashion sense :) (and posing in photos with me when I cried),
good birthday cakes,
swimming lessons at a very early age,
love of animals,
and letting me believe I really was a princess for all those years!
Love you Mom!

Friday, May 6, 2011

2 May 6

Here are some things I've been loving this week.

Almost makes me want long hair again. Almost.

And lastly, this video which unexpectedly left me in tears.

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