Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea and Television Makes the World Go Round...Right?

I am feeling very overwhelmed with classes, this quarter, and life. I do believe this quarter will be very challenging and that most days I will feel tired. I have speech, intro to fibers, and 3d design. I only have 9 and a half weeks left, but who is counting! I am just ready for a break. For now, I think i will put on my comfies, drink some tea, and continue watching my newest television series...Vampire Diaries. It really isn't as ridiculous as it looks like.

Monday, March 28, 2011

First Day

Today is the first day of my last quarter of freshman year.

Henry David Thoreau

Friday, March 25, 2011


Sometimes, there is something about being alone that you just can't beat.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Efterklang's Magic Chairs

My love for Efterklang grew after I watched Vincent Moon's An Island. Its true. It is like magic.

Download: Magic Chairs

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Has Sprung, and My Break Is Almost Done.

This has been the most unplanned spring break of my life. (the first trip that I have not had one of my parents on) That means there has been no expert navigator, no one to pay for meals, no hotels to sleep in, etc. It was an adventure and we (Julia and I) covered A LOT of ground.

Places We Went
Haig Point
Pawley's Island

Part One consisted of taking a ferry over to the Daufuskie (The First Key) Islands and getting off at Haig Point. We (Claire, Spencer, Julia, Wren, Claire's boyfriend, Claire's mom) got to stay at Claire's grandparents house. The house was perfectly southern complete with a three story screened in porch- Paula Dean even recorded one of her episodes in the house! We spent our days reading, laying out, eating, eating, eating, (a great change from the SCAD cafeteria food) playing cards, golf carting, going on walks, etc. After those few days were over, we all parted ways for the first time in weeks. :,(

Julia and I continued our travels to North Carolina. As we passed the border from SC to NC, things instantly became more beautiful. Asheville welcomed us with beautiful mountains, trees, and waterfalls. We stayed with Julia's aunt and uncle, who live up in the hills! We did everything from exploring the town, hiking, eating, shopping, and spying James Franco (one of Warren Wilson's finest) and a white squirrel.

In Pawley's Island, we got to meet up with Spencer. We hadn't seen her in three whole days!!!! It was a long separation, but everything felt right when we got to be in her presence again. We did what Spencer does everyday and went to the beach. The tan is slowly progressing and I am going to say I have never been this tan this early in the year...OHHYEAHH. We celebrated her birthday in style at Frank's Outback. I ate a lot of ice cream and cinnamon toast on this leg of the trip. Who cares! Also- we tried to fish an alligator. Sadly, we didn't catch it...next time.

This morning we left Pawley's around eleven and began our trek to Charleston. Our plan was to eat around this fine city, but we were just ready to get back to Savannah to be honest. We weren't terribly hungry, but we went to this coffee shop, hope and union. It was a very cool coffee shop but had a little too much "hipster" vibe. Will I go back? most definately. Is it my favorite? of course not.

We made the two hour trek back to Savannah and now we are here. The road trip has ended but spring break has not. I am so so so excited to be here in Savannah. Julia and I feel like Savannah is our oyster. There are barely any SCAD students and everything seems bare. I cannot wait to continue my relaxation by reading, going to the park, and beginning a new TV series. Yes. That is all.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jennifer Starkweather

"My work has varied from documenting wind currents that occur in specific and cherished locations to mapping the floor plans of houses that I have lived in. Presently I am interested in the idea of a “spec home” as an intuited place or moment that I have just not yet occupied. Working from memory in these drawings allows me to create, deviate from and imagine surfaces, landscapes, trees, objects and connections that are perceived and familiar. With the physical act of drawing dots, scratching lines, making smudges, and poking holes, I am able to create an annotated catalogue of my daydreams, memories and ruminations."

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Speech

I wish there was more time in the day or I just wasn't so tired. One thing I have noticed since coming here is the fact that I get somewhat slower as the quarter comes to a close. I don't know if I am not reading as much as I was or if I am just so tired I cannot think properly. Something is off though. I find myself saying these sentences that don't make sense. Words start to form and I either 1. finish the nonsensical sentence 2. forget what word would come next OR 3. attempt to say a word but it comes out as a blurb. Some have said this happens a lot with me and is normal, BUT THINK ABOUT HOW BAD IT IS NOW! I hope I tame this rising problem before it gets worse. Hopefully it will get better after spring break. If not, I will be the laughing stock in my speech class next quarter.

Yesterday's nonsensical words- bob and throme. who knows.

A Walk

Already my gaze is upon the hill, the sunny one,
at the end of the path which I've only just begun.
So we are grasped, by that which we could not grasp,
at such great distance, so fully manifest—

and it changes us, even when we do not reach it,
into something that, hardly sensing it, we already are;
a sign appears, echoing our own sign . . .
But what we sense is the falling winds.


Monday, March 7, 2011

*Signed, Sealed, and Delivered*...ITS OURS!!!!

I would like to say, I have been holding off on posting this out of fear that the relationship of this house (see below) and us might be jinxed. We have made it through and THE HOUSE IS OURS!!!!!


*sigh of relief*


*excitement bouncing off the walls and my being*

Today is the day that the phrase "get the ball rolling" can actually be said... because THE BALL IS ROLLING! (written about three months ago). (present day interpretation- THE BALL ROLLED) The housing woes of this year are simmering down. finally. After calling many people (including a woman named Tinky Pickney), roaming around Savannah countless times, and touring apartments, we have found THE house. The lovely four bedroom home is perfect in every way, shape, or form. I'll be honest-I have absolutely fallen in love and I cannot wait to put furniture in it (too soon to start thinking about the details? NOOO). There is SO much excitement surrounding this house. The excitement includes but is not limited to the following. We can cook in our huge kitchen with an island and two refrigerators. We can have dinner parties all the time. We can have a nice relaxing night on the screened in porch playing games or just reading in each others' company. We can run from room to room visiting each other. We can even shut the door and hide from each other too! what?!? That is the crazy idea that I have been forced to put under the bed since living in the dorms. I cannot wait to turn on the fire and relax while watching TV. I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait. I cannot wait. LA LA LA LA LA.

Come June, this little jewel of a house, will be ours (temporarily). Stay tuned and ask details to visit us. We have lots of room, so come stay with me.

In the words of Miss Julia Patton, its "signed, sealed, and delivered."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Psalm 30:6-7

"When I felt secure, I said, 'I will never be shaken.' O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Skype's Treasure

Some may think that this is creepy, but I like to catch certain moments via Skype. More to come... No shame.