Friday, June 21, 2013

What are you doing this weekend?

This past week, a friend reminded me of my old LiveJournal, the web log I kept all throughout college. Reading it was hilarious—a total walk down memory lane that was riddled with both hysterical laughter and cringes (oh, that early-20s angst; oh, song lyrics galore).

It's funny how I remember almost everything I wrote about, though—from the school papers I was working on to the late-night IM conversations with friends; the sad times (my beloved uncle's passing) and the happy ones (graduation and my first "real" job). I also discovered that I tended to be a bit more creative in my writing style back in the day, something I kind of miss. Working at a magazine, particularly as an editor, will certainly force you to write more clearly and succinctly—a good thing—but there's something to be said for a long, semicolon-laden, Virginia Woolfian sentence, too. Hm. Maybe I should start telling more stories here...

Anyway, what are you up to this weekend? I'm finally feeling almost 100 percent back to normal again, and tomorrow I'm planning to take a trip out east to a new-to-me farmer's market I've been wanting to go to for months. The drive out is gorgeous—all green farmland—so I'm going to try to stop and take some pictures, as well. I'll share them here next week if they turn out.

Have a wonderful few days—and enjoy those extra minutes of golden summer sunlight the solstice is giving us tonight!—and I'll see you back here Monday. xoxo

Photo: My own, of a beautiful butterfly that was fluttering at my parents' house last weekend...and we all know how I feel about them.


  1. Gorgeous photo, especially with that sweet personal connection. My old LJs are from middle school, and I'm deeply afraid to read them again. Some things are best left buried in the internet!

    Blogs are a great place for word play and experimentation...if you want to go all Mrs Dalloway on us (though with a slightly happier tone), I'd be excited to read it! :-)

    Happy Friday!

    1. Yes, some things ARE left buried in the Internet--like my penchant for quoting songs that I swore were written just for me and my life, it turns out! ;)

      Happy Friday, Alicia! xoxo

  2. Whoa, I forgot about livejournal! I looked mine up and turn out I only wrote on it the Summer after I came back from studying abroad, so lots of angst there.

    I would love to read more of your Woolfian writing, too!

    Sounds like you have a lovely weekend planned- enjoy!

    1. Haha, my writing is by no means Woolfian--I wish!--but I sure do love a good long sentence and a semicolon. ;)

      And yay for good old LJ memories!