in the new year

To Do list for this 2012:
- start reading (and finish!) War and peace by Tolstoi
- exercise 2 times a week
- finally start learning how to use the sewing machine my grandma gave to me
- study a little bit more
- pass my Advanced English exam
- survive the end of the world
- renew the music of my iPod (it's been ages!)
- get a haircut
- enter Law school on September
- turn 18
- learn how to make iced tea myself
- cut down on saccharin
- not pay attention to what others but the ones I love think of me
- work out a British accent
- ask my boss for a rise (yeah, I do have a job)
- listen to each and every one of The Beatles songs at least once
- see an unicorn
- make the best of every moment
- save up some money
- improve my French



Be brave and love me back

- I do want someone. Need someone. You're right.
- And?
- And... when I'm with you, I feel like I'm a better person. I feel happier. Less...alone. Less lonely. But it's not as simple as that, is it? Being with someone.
- Isn't it?
- No. I mean, I don't know. I mean, I don't think so. I mean... can't we just sit like this... for a bit?
- Yeah. We can. For a bit.


DIY lovely hair

How I wish my hair looked that stunning for just one day...


Like a rolling stone

photo by me

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, 
or build with them.

William Arthur Ward


The Graduate

- Mrs. Robinson, you didn't... I mean, you didn't expect...
- What?
- I mean, you didn't really think I'd do something like that.
- Like what?
- What do you think?
- Well I don't know.
- For God's sake, Mrs. Robinson. Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You... put on music. Now you start opening your... personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours. 
- So?
- Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?


DIY Christmas wreath

one or two long branches of rosemary for building the circle, green string, some bay leaves, a few pieces of hawthorn or rosehip, good scissors and tones of PATIENCE.


Life records

1. Jack Johnson, Sleep through the static
2. The Beatles, Abbey road
3. Bright Eyes, I'm wide awake, it's morning
4. Laura Marling, Alas I cannot swim
5. Bon Iver, For Emma, forever ago
6. Pereza, Aviones
7. Green Day, Dookie
8. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 revisited
9. Jack Peñate, Matinée
10. Nirvana, In utero
11. Simon and Garfunkel, Greatest hits
12. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
13. The Teenagers, Reality check
14. Belle and Sebastian, Tigermilk